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10:25 pm -04 - Fri, September 29, 2017
Engadget Uber's ex-CEO surprisingly appoints two new board members
When Uber founder and CEO Travis Kalanick stepped down in June, he retained his ownership stake in the company and seat on its board of directors. That made things awkward throughout the company'...
09:21 pm -04 - Fri, September 29, 2017
Engadget ZTE may unveil a dual-screen folding phone in October
Weeks ago, sources told Venturebeat's Evan Blass that ZTE and AT&amp;T had teamed up to release a dual-screen, unfoldable smartphone codenamed the Axon Multy. Today, Android Authority followe...
09:11 pm -04 - Fri, September 29, 2017
Engadget Google rumored to replace 2-factor with 'Advanced Protection' keys
According to Bloomberg, Google is close to rolling out a hardware replacement for current 2-factor authentication setups. Right now, adding the need for a constantly changing code is one of the best w...
09:01 pm -04 - Fri, September 29, 2017
Engadget Super-thin edible sensors can monitor food temperature
Biomaterials that are rigid in form but able to degrade safely are everywhere. You can find tech like this in medical implants, environmental sensors and wearable, disposable devices. What's hard...
07:26 pm -04 - Fri, September 29, 2017
Engadget Disney merges its kid-friendly streaming options into a single app
Disney has combined four of its kid-friendly streaming apps into one all-encompassing one called DisneyNOW. It has everything that the separate Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior and Radio Disne...
06:31 pm -04 - Fri, September 29, 2017
Engadget Walmart's Jet.com has its own grocery brand just for millennials
Walmart has been battling it out with Amazon for some time now and last year it purchased Jet.com to give it an online edge. At the time, Walmart said that the acquisition would bring "fresh idea...
05:40 pm -04 - Fri, September 29, 2017
Engadget Tesla is shipping hundreds of Powerwall batteries to Puerto Rico
Tesla is sending hundreds of its Powerwall battery systems to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico. The commonwealth has been almost entirely without power since after Hurricane Maria made landfall on September ...
05:30 pm -04 - Fri, September 29, 2017
Engadget Americans are horrified by DHS plan to track immigrants on social media
Starting October 18 the Department of Homeland Security will collect and store "social media handles, aliases, associated identifiable information, and search results" in the permanent files...
05:16 pm -04 - Fri, September 29, 2017
Engadget Facebook reportedly tests facial recognition to recover your account
Your face is getting a lot of attention lately. The iPhone X's Face ID is a recent example, as is Android Pay's reportedly upcoming facial authentication for loyalty programs. Airports may s...
04:42 pm -04 - Fri, September 29, 2017
Engadget Uber offers basic sign language tips so you can talk to deaf drivers
Back in 2015, Uber added some features for drivers who were deaf and hard of hearing, including visual notifications of impending rides. Today, as a wrap-up for National Deaf Awareness Month, Uber has...
04:11 pm -04 - Fri, September 29, 2017
Engadget Mario Bros. is The Switch's first classic game
Nintendo has added the first classic game you can buy on the Switch Eshop: The original Mario Bros (the arcade game, not the NES platformer). The title was announced during Nintendo Direct earlier thi...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 29, 2017
Engadget Why buy the cow when you can biofabricate the milk for free?
Thought to have been Lord Krishna's favorite animal, the cow has achieved a uniquely sacred status in India. Their slaughter is prohibited through most of the country, beef consumption is largely...
03:47 pm -04 - Fri, September 29, 2017
Engadget Long-delayed Thirty Meter Telescope gets the go-ahead, for now
Building the world's largest telescope has proven to be even more difficult than one might expect. The Thirty Meter Telescope, which has been planned for construction atop of Hawaii's Mauna ...
03:24 pm -04 - Fri, September 29, 2017
Engadget Nintendo will close its Wii Shop Channel in 2019
A month after Nintendo launched the Wii in November 2006, the company introduced the Wii Shop Channel, a marketplace for downloading apps to the system. Over a decade and two console generations later...
02:42 pm -04 - Fri, September 29, 2017
Engadget Hulu feeds '90s nostalgia with Boy Meets World and 'Dinosaurs'
Back in the '90s, a Friday like today would've brought me endless excitement. Obviously, it meant the weekend had arrived and thus no school and no waking up early. But it also meant TGIF --...
02:21 pm -04 - Fri, September 29, 2017
Engadget LG's Sprint-exclusive V30 arrives on October 13th
Assuming the iPhone 8 and 8+ haven't done anything for you, and Google's Pixel successor doesn't blow your hair back, maybe the LG V30+ will do the trick. If you're a Sprint custom...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 29, 2017
Engadget Elon Musk's Mars dream hinges on a giant new rocket
Last night, Elon Musk dumped more futuristic space tech ideas at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) than we've had possibly over the past decade. That includes a new spaceship, Mars a...
01:41 pm -04 - Fri, September 29, 2017
Engadget Google Drive documents are now accessible in iOS 11's Files app
What good is the Apple Files app that came with iOS 11 anyway? Well, now that Google Drive plays nicely with it, the possibilities are... okay, they aren't endless, but you get the idea. Now that...
01:22 pm -04 - Fri, September 29, 2017
Engadget A mini version of the Commodore 64 is coming in 2018
It's hard to deny the popularity of Nintendo's retro mini systems. After all, demand far outstripped supply for the mini version of the original console, and the same is expected to happen f...
01:01 pm -04 - Fri, September 29, 2017
Engadget Sci-fi is a big part of Amazon's upcoming TV slate
When it comes to the new TV shows that Amazon is focusing on, Jeff Bezos handed down a mandate to Amazon Studios chief Roy Price: "Bring me Game of Thrones." It appears that the studio is ta...
12:39 pm -04 - Fri, September 29, 2017
Engadget The best travel tripod
By Erin LodiThis 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, i...
12:18 pm -04 - Fri, September 29, 2017
Engadget 8BitDo brings its wireless controllers to the SNES Classic
The SNES Classic is a cute microconsole with a hell of a selection of games. While it's a pretty accurate recreation of the original number, and its controller cords are indeed longer than the NE...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 29, 2017
Engadget How the eSports community cares for injured players
Clinton Loomis, known to many by his online alias Fear, had his first experience of arm pain in Dec. 2013.For more than a decade, Loomis has been a professional esports athlete for Defense of the Anci...
11:38 am -04 - Fri, September 29, 2017
Engadget Katy Perry's YouTube Red film distills her four-day livestream
If you missed Katy Perry's four-day livestream back in June, tune into YouTube Red on October 4th. The subscription service will broadcast a full-length special showing behind-the-scenes footage ...
11:19 am -04 - Fri, September 29, 2017
Engadget Passenger Drone lives up to its name with manned flight
There are quite a few companies working on developing drones for human transportation, but a new one has just jumped into the fray. With an almost fully developed prototype and plans to start producin...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, September 29, 2017
Engadget What to expect at Google's Pixel 2 event
Almost exactly a year ago, Google unveiled a host of new products, a veritable "Made by Google" ecosystem, as the company called it. The most notable devices were the Pixel and Pixel XL smar...
10:41 am -04 - Fri, September 29, 2017
Engadget YouTube is cracking down on external links in videos
YouTube has sent some creators into a panic when it blocked their ability to link out to external sites in their end cards. A lot of people use those cards to link to merchandise they sell and to Patr...
10:22 am -04 - Fri, September 29, 2017
Engadget Nokia remakes its remade 3310 with... 3G
As companies continue to pull open our wallets through the nefarious magic known as nostalgia, Nokia is back with another attempt to syphon some more disposable income from millennials and... whicheve...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, September 29, 2017
Engadget The Engadget Podcast Ep 44: Amazon announces all the things
At last, an episode of The Engadget Podcast where we have no reason to talk about Apple! This week, we turn our attention to a small underdog of a company with a narrow, well-thought-out product line....
09:42 am -04 - Fri, September 29, 2017
Engadget Google may be working on its own version of Amazons Echo Show
Amazon clearly believes in its Echo devices, as it just unveiled an entire new lineup this week. Now, it appears Google believes in them as well. TechCrunch has heard from multiple sources that Google...
09:21 am -04 - Fri, September 29, 2017
Engadget Preorder AIAIAI's wireless upgrade for its modular headphones
In 2015, AIAIAI introduced its TMA-2 modular system that lets you configure your headphones with on- or over-ear cans, different drivers, cables and other options. Perhaps the most useful option was t...
09:02 am -04 - Fri, September 29, 2017
Engadget Lockheed Martin unveils Mars space station and surface lander
Elon Musk wasn't the only one dishing new details on a mission to Mars at the International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia. Lockheed Martin, which too plans to send humans to the R...
08:42 am -04 - Fri, September 29, 2017
Engadget Timex's new watch collection includes contactless payment straps
Barclaycard's various bPay accessories give previously inert objects the ability to make contactless payments, regardless of where you bank. Last year saw the introduction of the bPay Loop, a con...
08:29 am -04 - Fri, September 29, 2017
Engadget Moscow is adding facial recognition to CCTVs to ID criminals
Moscow's local authorities are giving the city's 170,000 security cameras a power-up. According to Bloomberg, they're adding facial recognition tech to the CCTV network with the intenti...
08:00 am -04 - Fri, September 29, 2017
Engadget Sphero's Mini app-powered robot is its smallest one yet
Over the past year, Sphero has been busy teaming up with Disney on connected toys for film franchises like Star Wars, Spider-Man and Cars. But today the company is launching a product that takes it ba...
07:02 am -04 - Fri, September 29, 2017
Engadget 'Flower' brings its zen gameplay to iPhone and iPad
Earlier this month, Apple announced that it had snagged exclusive rights to the next game from indie studio Thatgamecompany. Sky (described as a "romantic social adventure game") will be an ...
06:00 am -04 - Fri, September 29, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, September 29th 2017
Good morning! More Mars colony announcements, blood-sugar monitors that don't need to break the surface of your skin and a GoPro that truly delivers on high-quality video. The future is here this...
04:32 am -04 - Fri, September 29, 2017
Engadget Google opens up 'Family Link' parental controls for Android
Earlier this year Google rolled out Family Link controls for parents to manage children's usage of Android devices but it required an invitation for access. Now the Family Link app is available t...
03:04 am -04 - Fri, September 29, 2017
Engadget NASA pushes James Webb Space Telescope launch to Spring 2019
If you're counting down the days until NASA's Hubble replacement takes off, you'll have to count a bit longer. The James Webb Space Telescope was due to launch around a year from now. B...
01:40 am -04 - Fri, September 29, 2017
Engadget SpaceX aims to land two 'BFR' cargo missions on Mars by 2022
SpaceX hopes to land at least two cargo missions to Mars a mere five years from now. The aerospace company's chief, Elon Musk, has discussed its plans at the International Astronautical Congress ...
01:40 am -04 - Fri, September 29, 2017
Engadget SpaceX unveils Mars city plan, will fly two cargo missions by 2022
SpaceX hopes to land at least two cargo missions to Mars a mere five years from now. The aerospace company's chief, Elon Musk, discussed its plans at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC...
01:27 am -04 - Fri, September 29, 2017
Engadget Elon Musk proposes using SpaceX's 'BFR' to travel around Earth
A rocket built for traveling throughout our solar system could revolutionize travel on Earth, according to Elon Musk. Using a "BFR" flying at a max speed of 18,000 mph, he says we could fly ...
11:13 pm -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget FDA OKs a blood sugar monitor that doesn't need fingerpricks
A fingerprick isn't just a fingerprick when you have to do it all the time to test your blood sugar levels. Thankfully, the Food and Drug Administration has approved the first continuous glucose ...
09:57 pm -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget Watch Elon Musk reveal 'something special' during Mars talk tonight
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted that he "Will be announcing something really special at today's talk" and you can watch the live stream on YouTube. Musk is speaking at the 68th Internation...
08:46 pm -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget Roli Blocks makes its connectable music-making module more responsive
British music company Roli introduced an affordable, innovative music-making gadget last year called Roli Blocks. It's a set of modular synth controllers that can snap together and connect via Bl...
08:46 pm -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget Roli makes its Blocks music-making module more responsive
British music company Roli introduced an affordable, innovative music-making gadget last year called Roli Blocks. It's a set of modular synth controllers that can snap together and connect via Bl...
07:58 pm -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget Anker crammed a projector into a soda can-sized smart speaker
While every CES brings a new set of smaller and smarter devices, the age of the mobile projector hasn't quite arrived. But gadget company Anker's Nebula Capsule, launched today on Indiegogo,...
07:13 pm -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget Dubai is building a mock Martian city
Someday, you could take a flying taxi from Dubai to a Martian city in the middle of the desert right here on Earth. In preparation for its plans to establish a settlement on the red planet, the United...
06:36 pm -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget FAA will restrict drones from flying around the Statue of Liberty
On October 5th, hobbyists will no longer be able to fly their drones around ten US landmarks. The Department of the Interior and the FAA have restricted UAV flights within 400 feet of the monuments, w...
06:03 pm -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget ACLU challenges DOJ request for info on 6,000 anti-Trump Facebook users
Way back in January, 200 protesters were arrested at Donald Trump's Presidential Inauguration for felony rioting. The resulting investigation into their activities has been a rollercoaster of com...
05:46 pm -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget Two states say the DHS is wrong about election hacking
Just a few days ago, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) finally revealed which states were targets of Russian election hacking attempts after having known itself for nearly a year. But Reuters ...
05:32 pm -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget Play 'Lawbreakers' for free on PC this weekend
It hasn't been two months since team shooter Lawbreakers launched in early August and the game is inviting players to try it for free on PC this weekend, starting today. That's likely becaus...
05:15 pm -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget Roku's IPO pushes its value to over $2 billion
When Roku announced it was chasing an IPO, its sights were to raise $100 million. The end result is more than double that, according to Bloomberg. As of press time, investors had bought some $219 mill...
04:55 pm -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget Twitter finds links to hundreds of Russian-backed bot accounts
Following news that Russian-linked operatives bought Facebook ads during the 2016 presidential election to sow divisiveness amidst the American public, Twitter announced on Thursday that it had uncove...
04:55 pm -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget Netflix will spend over $400 million on Canadian content
Netflix will create a permanent production presence outside of the US for the first time with the establishment of Netflix Canada and a pledge to put over $400 million towards the development of Canad...
04:34 pm -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget Live out your Bond fantasies with Aston Martin's submarine
Aston Martin, the company behind James Bond's whip, has partnered with Triton Submarines on a submersible concept called "Project Neptune" for incredibly well-heeled folks. It's th...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget Alcatel Idol 5 hands-on: A decent phone for $200
Alcatel is back with a new Idol flagship that won't cost you a month's rent (unlike some other phones we know). The Idol 5 is the latest addition to the company's line of affordable han...
03:57 pm -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget Mazda and Toyota will work together to design EVs
Six months ago, Toyota showed off a customized electric, self-driving Lexus. Just yesterday, the auto maker revealed an update to the vehicle line with new Lidar and deep learning AI that can better s...
03:46 pm -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget Snapchat's AR Lenses are the newest tool for ads
Remember Snapchat's dancing 3D hot dog? Well, you might start seeing a few more Lenses like that one because Snap is opening up its 3D World Lenses to advertisers. So far, it has partnered with W...
03:30 pm -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: A good time to buy an air conditioner
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn...
03:14 pm -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget Spotify's new playlist is personalized to your teenage years
Spotify has added another personalized playlist to its lineup, but rather than a compilation of what you've been listening to or what you might like to hear, this one takes you back to what you u...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget The Hero 6 and 'GP1' is GoPro's chance to grow again
"When I first was listening to our team's desire to make a chip, I felt a bit of anxiety, like, are we getting a bit ahead of ourselves? This might be beyond what our capabilities are,"...
02:46 pm -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget FCC Chairman wants Apple to enable FM in iPhones for emergencies
You might think of radio as an archaic form of listening to music, but it's still one of the more effective ways to get information to people, especially when cell networks go down. Most smartpho...
02:46 pm -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget FCC Chairman wants Apple to enable FM in iPhones for emergencies (update)
You might think of radio as an archaic form of listening to music, but it's still one of the more effective ways to get information to people, especially when cell networks go down. Most smartpho...
02:30 pm -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget Amazons confusing new Echo lineup: Theres a method to the madness
Amazon's overstuffed Echo event yesterday made one thing clear: it's not afraid of doubling down on smart speakers and its virtual assistant Alexa. The company announced a smaller $100 Echo ...
02:16 pm -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget The latest Super Mario Run update is available for download
The update to Super Mario Run has arrived. We heard about the new features planned for the game last week, a main one being the introduction of Remix 10 -- super quick courses that include Bonus Games...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget 'Timberscrapers' could soon dominate urban skylines
They just don't make 'em like the Sakyamuni Pagoda anymore. Built from wood in 1056 in the Shanxi province of China, the building has remained standing to this day despite seven earthquakes ...
01:44 pm -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget GoPros Fusion 360-degree VR camera ships in November for $699
We've been hearing a lot about GoPro's Fusion 360 VR camera. Now we have availability and pricing details for you, thanks to an event in San Francisco today. It will ship in November, and th...
01:31 pm -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget Facebook sends help to Puerto Rico to get the country back online
Facebook has touted its ability to provide infrastructure for disaster-stricken areas before, and now it's dispatching a team to Puerto Rico to help reestablish internet connectivity. "We�...
01:31 pm -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget Facebook sends help to Puerto Rico to get the island back online
Facebook has touted its ability to provide infrastructure for disaster-stricken areas before, and now it's dispatching a team to Puerto Rico to help reestablish internet connectivity. "We�...
01:16 pm -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget IKEA buys TaskRabbit to help you build furniture
In yet another surprising union of traditional retail and the tech world, IKEA has reportedly snapped up the on-demand service TaskRabbit, Recode reports. The deal makes a lot of sense. TaskRabbit has...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget 'Marie Claires' shop of the future is stuck in the present
Traditional retail may be failing, but it's giving way to tech-infused showrooms. Marie Claire, Neiman Marcus and Mastercard teamed up to showcase some of the concepts that will be driving that d...
12:49 pm -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget EU tells tech companies to curb hate speech or face consequences
The European Union (EU) has proposed a raft of new measures to tackle online hate speech, telling social media companies that they can expect legal consequences if they don't get rid of illegal c...
12:30 pm -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget GoPro updates Karma drone with much-needed 'follow me' feature
When GoPro announced it was working on a drone, pretty much everyone thought that it'd have some sort of "follow" feature. It didn't. But it had the required technology all along. ...
12:30 pm -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget GoPro Hero 6: 4K 60 FPS, better stabilization and HDR photos
When GoPro hosts an event in the fall, you get no prizes for guessing what's coming. Company CEO, Nick Woodman, just revealed the Hero 6 here in San Francisco, to no one's surprise. What is ...
12:12 pm -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget Face ID parts could cause iPhone X shortages
It's safe to say that people are eagerly anticipating the iPhone X; it represents a step forward in design and tech for Apple. But now, The Wall Street Journal reports that difficulties in manufa...
12:01 pm -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
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11:51 am -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget LG's V30 will be available in the US on October 5th
There's been a bit of hype surrounding the LG V30 phone; our senior editor for mobile, Chris Velazco, was very impressed with it, saying "it's been ages since LG built a phone this good...
11:30 am -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget Changing your race in virtual reality
John Howard Griffin was perhaps the best-known race swapper of the 20th century.In 1959, the white Texan writer went undercover as a black man in the Jim Crow South. Griffin spent days under a tanning...
11:20 am -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget 'Red Dead Redemption 2' trailer introduces a new anti-hero
While the original Red Dead Redemption was about a wistful cowboy trying to make things right, its sequel sounds a bit different. In Red Dead Redemption 2, you're playing as Arthur Morgan, an out...
11:01 am -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget Google Play matches Apples $20 price for select 4K titles
Two weeks ago, Apple announced that 4K HDR titles would be available in the iTunes store to go along with the 4K Apple TV. Ultra HD movies were priced at just $20, which led Amazon to recently follow ...
10:41 am -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget US Senate reaches deal on self-driving cars
Democrats and Republicans can't get on the same page about most things, but robots driving cars is apparently a-okay no matter your political affiliation. After the House approved a bipartisan pa...
10:22 am -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget Uber's former self-driving lead is creating an AI religion
In a development that wouldn't be out of place in a Black Mirror episode, we could soon be worshipping an artificially intelligent god figure. And this isn't a satirical take on our existing...
10:02 am -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget Equifax to launch a free lifetime credit lock service
Equifax's new chief knows it'll take a lot of effort to make people trust the credit reporting agency again. He started by penning a letter of apology published by The Wall Street Journal, w...
09:41 am -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget Facebook wants to simplify blood donor searches in India
Facebook is lending a hand to help solve India's safe blood shortage. Its solution is to leverage its popular social network to put people in touch with blood donors. Starting in October, users i...
09:33 am -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget Worldwide flight delays caused by glitchy check-in system
Passengers around the world have been enduring long delays thanks to a glitchy passenger reservation system, passengers, airlines and airports are reporting. Airports as far flung as London's Gat...
09:20 am -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget Yes, Mario was punching Yoshi in the head
Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Is pineapple on pizza right or wrong? Was Mario punching Yoshi in the head or pointing in the direction he wanted to go? These are the questions that destroy ...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget Osmo Mindracers puts real Hot Wheels on crazy virtual tracks
Hot Wheels will be celebrating its 50th anniversary soon and, even in an era where kids spend a lot of time on smartphones and tablets, they also still play with little die-cast metal vehicles on plas...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget NVIDIA's Shield TV is the latest home for Google Assistant
Last month at IFA, we heard that more Google Assistant-integrating speakers and appliances were on the way. Today, NVIDIA's Shield TV joins the list, adding the search giant's digital assist...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget Osmo 'Mindracers' puts real Hot Wheels on crazy virtual tracks
Hot Wheels will be celebrating its 50th anniversary soon, and even in an era when kids spend a lot of time on smartphones and tablets, they also still play with little die-cast metal vehicles on plast...
08:32 am -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget Blizzard's Battle.net mobile app is strictly social
With its original moniker intact (sort of), Blizzard Battle.net is making the jump to mobile. The online gaming platform already boasts a desktop portal, through which players can install and patch ga...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget Yomee turns dissolvable culture pods into fresh yogurt
Yogurt is at its best when it's freshly made and additive-free, which is why the more health-conscious folks prefer making this tasty snack at home instead of buying it. But yogurt-making is a me...
07:02 am -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget DoorDash adds group ordering to its food delivery app
On-demand food delivery service DoorDash has been adding some cool new features over the years. You can get ice cream and beer delivered right to your door now, which is all kinds of perfect. The comp...
06:01 am -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, September 28th 2017
Hey, good morning! Roll out!Thursday morning starts with more Amazon products than you could ever possibly want. Remember how the retailer found success with its Echo speaker? Well, it's really r...
04:29 am -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget Gene editing could make wheat safe for celiac sufferers
Celiac disease is thought to affect 1 in 100 people worldwide. Although doctors are still grappling with the causes of the autoimmune disorder, one thing is for sure: If you're diagnosed it with ...
03:45 am -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget Amazon's Echo Show is now available to pre-order in the UK
Thanks to a surprise event at Amazon's Seattle HQ yesterday, we got to see a whole host of new Alexa-powered devices. We played with the redesigned Echo, the all-new Echo Plus with smart hub, the...
03:00 am -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget HSBC app will let you manage accounts from multiple banks
HSBC is readying a mobile app that will allow customers to manage multiple accounts from different banks. "HSBC Beta" will support 21 money-keepers at launch, including Santander, Lloyds and...
02:39 am -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget ESPN's app streams its studio shows on-demand
ESPN has been adding more features to its mobile app, like personalizing user live video streams. Starting today, fans can stream select shows on the app, including College GameDay, Pardon the Interru...
01:17 am -04 - Thu, September 28, 2017
Engadget James Cameron-led 'Terminator' sequel will hit theaters July 2019
1984 marked the year that James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton became superstars with The Terminator. Thirty-three years later, all three of them are back for more in a sequel that ...
11:43 pm -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget White House: Yes, the president blocks critics on Twitter
Yes, the president does block critics on Twitter. That's what the latest legal filing related to President Trump's Twitter activities has revealed. If you'll recall, seven individuals f...
11:31 pm -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget Toyota's latest self-driving car is more aware of its surroundings
Toyota barely unveiled its second-generation self-driving testbed half a year ago, but it's already back with an update. The automaker is showing off a Platform 2.1 research vehicle that has mad...
10:09 pm -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget Mark Zuckerberg explains post-election comments he now 'regrets'
Last November, Mark Zuckerberg said, "Personally, I think the idea that fake news on Facebook, of which it's a very small amount of the content, influenced the election in any way is a prett...
09:00 pm -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget Gogoros electric scooter-sharing program is coming to Japan
After the success of its urban electric scooter-sharing pilot program in Taiwan back in 2015, Gogoro planned expansions into other cities, making its way to Berlin last year and Paris this summer. Nex...
08:05 pm -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget Every new Echo announced today -- and a Fire TV
If you hadn't noticed, Amazon introduced a lot of devices at its Alexa-themed event -- so many that keeping tabs on them all could be a challenge in itself. Thankfully, you don't have to swe...
07:51 pm -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget Amazon brings voice control to Hulu and other video apps on Fire TV
You can already use Alexa voice commands to steer some video playback on a Fire TV, but Amazon is about to throw the doors wide open. It just unveiled a slew of partners that will use the Video Skills...
07:27 pm -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget Scientists record a fourth set of gravitational waves
Last year, researchers confirmed the existence of gravitational waves with two Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) detectors. Shortly thereafter, they detected two additional gr...
06:29 pm -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget Amazon's Echo Spot is a cuter version of the Echo Show
Arguably the cutest device announced at today's Amazon event is the Echo Spot, an adorable miniaturized version of the Echo Show. I got a closer look at the Spot after the Amazon event today, and...
06:23 pm -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget Amazon's new Echo designs bring Alexa in all sizes
Aside from the Echo Spot, Amazon also introduced two new versions of its speaker-only Echos. One is simply known as the Echo, while the more advanced version is called the Echo Plus. Both boast audio ...
06:00 pm -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget Wandercraft's exoskeleton was made to help paraplegics walk
There's a reason you've never seen fully autonomous exoskeletons that help the disabled walk without crutches: Building one is crazy hard. But the founders of a Paris-based startup called Wa...
05:43 pm -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget Uber will stop leasing cars to drivers in the US
Those rumors of Uber shuttering US car leasing for drivers were true. A spokesman has confirmed to the Wall Street Journal that it's closing Xchange Leasing in favor of a "less capital-inten...
05:21 pm -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget Google and Snapchat team up on geofilter coding contest for teens
Snapchat is teaming up with Google's Made With Code initiative to try and encourage teenagers to get into computer science. Teens aged 13 - 18 can build a Snapchat geofilter with Google's Bl...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget Researchers test method to print mass-market medications
University of Michigan researchers have developed a technique to print medications onto a disposable strip or patch. In tests, these were just as effective as traditionally-produced medications at des...
04:45 pm -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget Twitter proved its priorities are screwed up with just 280 characters
Yesterday, Twitter announced that it would experiment with doubling the character limit in tweets, making the jump from 140 to 280 characters. And, as expected, it didn't take long for people on ...
04:21 pm -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget 'Assassin's Creed Origins' adds history lessons in early 2018
The Assassin's Creed games have always had an element of historical realism to them, but it's hard to appreciate that cultural authenticity when you're five seconds away from being stab...
04:02 pm -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget 'Eve: Valkyrie' drops the VR requirement
If what's been holding you back from playing Eve: Valkyrie has been the lack of a VR headset, that (very valid) reason has disappeared. In addition to the new subtitle, Warzone, there's a ne...
03:46 pm -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget Ex Machina directors next film explores a dreamy otherworld
Frequent Danny Boyle film screenwriter Alex Garland's directorial debut, the lauded 2015 sci-fi thriller Ex Machina, was a delightful and discomforting take on humans and the robots they create. ...
03:37 pm -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget BMW will offer Alexa voice control in its cars next year
Amazon isn't content with Alexa pervading every corner of your home -- now, it's bringing that technology to your car. BMW has announced that it's making Alexa available in all its 201...
03:30 pm -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget The evolution of video game cyberpunk: 'Ruiner' and 'Tacoma'
What does it even mean, cyberpunk?"It's a strange question coming from Magdalena Tomkowicz, the narrative designer of Ruiner, a top-down action game that takes place in an anime-inspired, cy...
03:30 pm -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget The evolution of video-game cyberpunk: 'Ruiner' and 'Tacoma'
"What does it even mean, cyberpunk?"It's a strange question coming from Magdalena Tomkowicz, the narrative designer of Ruiner, a top-down action game that takes place in an anime-inspir...
03:14 pm -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget Hulu adds '30 Rock,' 'Parenthood' and other NBC shows.
Last week, Hulu secured the 90s sitcom fave Will and Grace for its users to binge freely, but the streaming service isn't done scooping up older shows. Thanks to a deal with NBCUniversal, subscri...
03:14 pm -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget Hulu adds '30 Rock,' 'Parenthood' and other NBC shows
Last week, Hulu secured the 90s sitcom fave Will and Grace for its users to binge freely, but the streaming service isn't done scooping up older shows. Thanks to a deal with NBCUniversal, subscri...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget Apple TV 4K review: Almost perfect
The Apple TV 4K is the streaming box we've been waiting for. It brings together the excellent interface from the 2015 model, along with the long-awaited ability to watch movies and TV shows in 4K...
02:36 pm -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget Amazon launches Echo Spot, an Alexa-powered alarm clock
Amazon's Alexa-themed event apparently includes Echo speakers for every possible use case under the Sun. The tech giant has introduced the Echo Spot, a cute circular-screened device that's b...
02:35 pm -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget Google is reportedly prepping a high-end Home 'Max'
Google Home users looking for a higher-end audio experience may just have their wish. According to a report at 9to5Google, the tech company is currently creating a new version of its smart speaker wit...
02:28 pm -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget Amazon's new Fire TV is a 4K-capable, Chromecast-style dongle
One of our complaints with last year's Fire TV stick is that there was no 4K support. Fortunately, Amazon now has an answer for that. Say hello to the new Fire TV, a dongle-based competitor to Go...
02:27 pm -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget Amazon's Echo Plus packs in a smart home hub
Turns out that Amazon had more than one new Echo to show off today. The Echo Plus serves as an easy-to-setup smart home hub to take on Google's Home speaker and Apple's AirPod. Out of the bo...
02:19 pm -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget Facebook axed 'tens of thousands' of accounts before German election
Facebook released a recap today about the efforts it made to minimize the spread of fake news during Germany's recent election. Facebook VP Richard Allan said in the announcement, "These act...
02:08 pm -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget Echo Button is Amazon's tiny accessory for party games
Amazon's Echo has long let you play little voice-driven games. And at an event today, the company just released an oddball new accessory to go along with the just-announced new Echo speaker. It&#...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget MIT CSAIL's origami-bot wears foldable exosuits
Unless alien machines that can turn into cars and trucks come and teach us their secrets, we'll have to conjure up our own ways to make transforming robots. Researchers from MIT CSAIL have been o...
01:59 pm -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget Amazon's Echo Connect is a smart speakerphone for landlines
Now here's something you weren't expecting from Amazon's Alexa-themed event: a device dedicated to those still using landlines. The just-unveiled Echo Connect serves as an intelligent s...
01:59 pm -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget Amazon Echo Connect gives you a smart speakerphone for your landline
Now here's something you weren't expecting from Amazon's Alexa-themed event: a device dedicated to those still using landlines. The just-unveiled Echo Connect turns an Echo into a speak...
01:50 pm -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget Amazon's redesigned Echo features improved sound, Alexa smarts
If you thought Amazon would sit back and let Apple reap the rewards of a smart speaker with decent sound, you're wrong. The shopping juggernaut just unveiled the new Echo. In addition to an all-c...
01:39 pm -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget AT&T's rural wireless internet is now available in 18 states
If you've been waiting for AT&amp;T's rural wireless internet to show up in your state, there's now a good chance you can sign up. The telecom has launched the service in nine more...
01:18 pm -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget Delta adds free messaging to its WiFi-enabled flights
Delta announced today that starting October 1st, it will offer free WhatsApp messaging on all of its Gogo-enabled flights, making it the first airline to offer free access to the messaging service. Fa...
01:01 pm -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget DirecTV offers NFL Sunday Ticket refunds following player protests
Once you subscribe to DirecTV's NFL Sunday Ticket package, usually you're locked in. According to their support site, no cancellations are allowed once the regular football season starts. Bu...
12:42 pm -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget Japan has delayed the Fukushima nuclear plant cleanup again
There's been another delay in the plan to clean up the Fukushima nuclear plant. The Japan Times reported today that the country's government approved another revision to the cleanup schedule...
12:19 pm -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget Amazon is holding a surprise Alexa-focused event today at 1:30PM ET
Amazon hasn't said anything about it publicly, but today at 1:30PM ET the company is expected to unveil a variety of new products to expand the Echo and Alexa family. The timing makes sense -- wi...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget Google Slides add-ons pull in content from around the web
Google Slides is about to make it easier if you want to whip together a polished presentation in a hurry. The productivity tool now supports add-ons that let you quickly drop in content without havin...
11:41 am -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget Microsoft Surface Pro with LTE could arrive on December 1st
At one of its Ignite sessions yesterday, a Microsoft spokesman disclosed that the LTE Surface Pro would be available for purchase starting December 1st, according to Neowin. We've reached out to ...
11:21 am -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget UVify's Draco drone is fast, furious fun for wannabe racers
I'm flying high above the San Francisco Bay, maybe 150 feet in the air. I look down and start gliding toward a dilapidated skate park below. Once I'm near the ground I pull my nose up and lo...
10:59 am -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget Firefox Quantum beta promises to double your browser speeds
After announcing plans for Project Quantum late last year, Mozilla has now launched its overhauled Firefox in beta stage, making it an increasingly imminent challenge to Chrome. And it's a very f...
10:38 am -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget Get ready to lose the tiniest USB-C authentication key in the world
Yubico has launched a new USB-C authentication key and it is tiny. The tiniest in the world, in fact. But size doesn't matter in this instance, as the YubiKey 4C Nano it works just like any other...
10:19 am -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget Futuristic racing game 'Lightfield' lands on PS4 and Xbox One
If you have a hankering for a different kind of racing game, Lightfield might pique your curiosity. You maneuver around by clinging to objects in a stylized, futuristic environment, with light trails ...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget SNES Classic Edition review: Worth it for the games alone
The success of last year's NES Classic Edition clearly took Nintendo by surprise. The company was completely incapable of meeting demand, leaving many people unable to buy what became the must-ha...
09:42 am -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget Russia and the US will work together to build a moon base
There have been rumors that the US and Russia would be teaming up to build a lunar base. Sources within the country told Popular Mechanics that the head of their space organization, Roscosmos, was set...
09:22 am -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget Getty bans images photoshopped to make models look thinner
A law forcing magazines to label photoshopped model images goes into effect next month in France, but it's already reverberating around the fashion world. Getty Images, the largest stock photo ag...
09:03 am -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget Blizzard is fixing 'Overwatch' bug that bans innocent players
If you find yourself slapped with a season ban on Overwatch even though you did nothing wrong, don't worry -- it's a bug and Blizzard is on it. A rare Overwatch bug has affected around 200 a...
08:31 am -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget Comcast quietly introduces Xfinity Instant TV streaming beta
Cord cutters can already choose from a variety of internet TV companies for skinny bundles, including Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, YouTube TV, Hulu, DirecTV Now and any we may have forgotten. Soon some ...
08:02 am -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget easyJet to offer free in-flight streaming service
Most easyJet flights are short enough that you can usually stave off boredom with a book and an expensive beer, but in-flight entertainment could soon be part and parcel of your airfare. Instead of re...
07:31 am -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget Samsung leak reveals a Windows Mixed Reality headset
Ahead of Microsoft's mixed reality (MR) event next week, images have surfaced showing what appears to be Samsung's MR headset offering. There are no specification details on offer, but the p...
06:33 am -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday, September 27th 2017
Hey, good morning!Welcome to the day of the hump. Amazon is gearing up for a big reveal by, well, removing content from devices and teasing the return of Apple TV sales to its retail site....
05:30 am -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget Twitter workarounds give anyone 280 characters to play with
As you may be aware, Twitter is currently trialing an expanded character count. Yes, the platform known for restrictive tweets, is giving select users 280 characters to play around with, up from its d...
05:12 am -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget Tesco's mobile payments app is now called Pay
Tesco is a special breed of highstreet staple that just refuses to broadly support contactless payments -- unless you use its in-house mobile payment app, that is. PayQwiq has been around for a few ye...
04:35 am -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget Google unwraps 19 past Doodle games for its 19th birthday
Google is no stranger to celebrations. In the past, the festivities have brought new features for Google Photos, and Google Earth, and a montage (with a Rickrolling twist) for YouTube's tenth ann...
03:30 am -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget Signal test uses DRM to keep your contacts private
Signal is generally viewed as the most secure encrypted communications app. So secure, that even the US Senate has approved it for staff use. And, to keep privacy experts on its side, Open Whisper Sys...
02:02 am -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget Ford joints Lyft's expanding group of self-driving partners
Lyft has welcomed one more powerful ally to help it achieve its dreams of adding self-driving cars to its ride-hailing network: Ford. In his announcement post on Medium, Ford Autonomous Vehicle VP She...
02:02 am -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget Ford joins Lyft's expanding group of self-driving partners
Lyft has welcomed one more powerful ally to help it achieve its dreams of adding self-driving cars to its ride-hailing network: Ford. In his announcement post on Medium, Ford Autonomous Vehicle VP She...
01:39 am -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget Atlus tried to take down a PS3 emulator advertising 'Persona 5'
Atlus has been infamously protective of Persona 5 even before it came out, and it looks like that hasn't changed a bit. The game developer has submitted a DMCA takedown notice against the creator...
12:13 am -04 - Wed, September 27, 2017
Engadget President Trump deletes tweets that supported a losing candidate
Last year, Twitter cut off and then reinstated Politwoops, a project that stores and reports deleted tweets by politicians. CEO Jack Dorsey said at the time that Twitter reinstated its access to "...
11:22 pm -04 - Tue, September 26, 2017
Engadget Amazon's Echo Show loses its access to YouTube
In an unexpected turn, Amazon's Echo Show has suddenly lost its ability to stream videos from YouTube. The Verge points out that the ability disappeared this afternoon, quoting Amazon and Google ...
07:52 pm -04 - Tue, September 26, 2017
Engadget Tesla switches from NVIDIA to Intel for its infotainment systems
Ever since Tesla took the wraps off the Model S, its electric cars have had NVIDIA hardware powering the infotainment system and the giant touchscreen that controls it. However, it's apparently b...
06:24 pm -04 - Tue, September 26, 2017
Engadget Kalashnikov's next military gear might be hoverbikes
Popular Mechanics reports that a Russian defense company has developed a flying vehicle that took to the air earlier this week as manufacturers demonstrated what it can do. The hovercraft, built by Ka...
05:31 pm -04 - Tue, September 26, 2017
Engadget AMC will install room-scale VR at six of its theaters by 2019
Movie theater chain AMC is committing to virtual reality in a big way. The company has announced a $20 million investment in Dreamscape Immersive, a VR storytelling studio with a focus on room-scale i...
05:31 pm -04 - Tue, September 26, 2017
Engadget AMC will install room-scale VR in theaters by 2019
Movie theater chain AMC is committing to virtual reality in a big way. The company has announced a $10 million investment (as part of a $20 million investment round) in Dreamscape Immersive, a VR stor...
05:00 pm -04 - Tue, September 26, 2017
Engadget Twitter experiments with doubling its character limit
Over the past couple of years, Twitter has slowly chipped away at its 140-character constraint. It removed @replies from the limit earlier this year, and exempted photos, videos and quotes from it las...
04:35 pm -04 - Tue, September 26, 2017
Engadget Airbnb reportedly wants to offer apartment rentals in Florida
For a service that began as a simple house-sharing service, Airbnb has definitely expanded to include some interesting, if off-target, promotional initiatives. The company recently stepped into the re...
04:04 pm -04 - Tue, September 26, 2017
Engadget You can get a refund on Oculus Rift and Gear VR games and apps
Buying games and apps digitally is less risky when there's a solid refund policy in place. Apple offers refunds for purchases through its iTunes app store and Microsoft has a self-service system....
03:45 pm -04 - Tue, September 26, 2017
Engadget Apple, Alphabet and Fitbit test FDA fast track for health apps
A few of the tech giants you know are about to get fast-track approval for their digital health efforts. The US Food and Drug Administration has named the companies involved in a recently-instituted ...
03:22 pm -04 - Tue, September 26, 2017
Engadget Google will reportedly spin off shopping service after antitrust fine
Google is reportedly splitting off its price-comparison shopping service after getting fined for a record-setting $2.8 billion by the EU after a legal battle over antitrust practices. The internet tit...
03:22 pm -04 - Tue, September 26, 2017
Engadget Google will reportedly separate shopping service after antitrust fine (updated)
Google is reportedly separating its price-comparison shopping service into a standalone unit after getting fined for a record-setting $2.8 billion by the EU after a legal battle over antitrust practic...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, September 26, 2017
Engadget The NBAs big esports push begins in May 2018
The line between esports and traditional sports is blurring, and organizations like the National Basketball Association are looking to stay ahead of the curve. Seventeen teams from the NBA will be par...
02:51 pm -04 - Tue, September 26, 2017
Engadget The DHS plans to monitor immigrants social media accounts
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently posted a new rule in the Federal Register set to go into effect next month. The update is largely to note that certain government electronic document...
02:36 pm -04 - Tue, September 26, 2017
Engadget Uber vows to leave Quebec over tougher regulations
Uber appears to be making its second big exit in as many weeks. The ridesharing company intends to shut down operations in the Canadian province of Quebec if stricter rules are implemented for the Oct...
02:18 pm -04 - Tue, September 26, 2017
Engadget Rocket Labs second test launch will deliver a payload to orbit
Small satellite launcher Rocket Lab's first test flight in May was mostly a success, and now it's ready for a second round. The New Zealand-based startup will begin the final tests on its El...
01:59 pm -04 - Tue, September 26, 2017
Engadget Giphy taps Google AI tech to help you find the right GIF
Giphy's collection is a good way to find the right GIF to express your feelings... up until you're tracking down that one elusive GIF that's improperly tagged. The company has a clever ...
01:41 pm -04 - Tue, September 26, 2017
Engadget Showtime websites used visitors browsers to mine cryptocurrency
Over the weekend, visitors to Showtime's website or its streaming site ShowtimeAnytime might have noticed their computers slowing down a bit. That's because someone slipped in some JavaScrip...
01:19 pm -04 - Tue, September 26, 2017
Engadget Apple TV returns to Amazon after a 2-year exile
Amazon drew no small amount of flak when it pulled the Apple TV from its online store 2 years ago. Was it really so determined to push Prime Video that it would limit your device options? Well, yes,...
01:19 pm -04 - Tue, September 26, 2017
Engadget Apple TV returns to Amazon after a 2-year exile (updated)
Amazon drew no small amount of flak when it pulled the Apple TV from its online store 2 years ago. Was it really so determined to push Prime Video that it would limit your device options? Well, yes, b...
01:02 pm -04 - Tue, September 26, 2017
Engadget Vimeo finally adds livestreaming to its set of video tools
Today, Vimeo announced that there is an agreement in place for its acquisition of the streaming company Livestream. It also launched Vimeo Live, which offers livestreaming solutions directly through t...
12:50 pm -04 - Tue, September 26, 2017
Engadget Dyson plans to release its own EV by 2020
An unlikely player has stepped onto the electric vehicle playing field. Vacuum cleaner and hairdryer producer Dyson announced today that it has already begun working on its own EV and that it should b...
12:44 pm -04 - Tue, September 26, 2017
Engadget Microsoft plans Office 2019 release for next year
The next version of Microsoft Office is coming to a computer near you soon. The company announced today that Office 2019 will be released sometime in the second half next year. Previews will ship in m...
12:30 pm -04 - Tue, September 26, 2017
Engadget Boeing offers a $2 million prize for a working jetpack
It's 2017, and as the refrain goes, where are the flying cars? Boeing is more interested in "personal flying devices" -- aka, jetpacks -- and is partnering with new organization GoFly t...
12:14 pm -04 - Tue, September 26, 2017
Engadget Tech companies support Trumps STEM education plan
Yesterday, Donald Trump signed a Presidential Memorandum that directed the Secretary of Education to prioritize STEM and computer science education. The directive includes establishing a goal to put $...
12:14 pm -04 - Tue, September 26, 2017
Engadget Tech companies support Trumps STEM education plan (updated)
Yesterday, Donald Trump signed a Presidential Memorandum that directed the Secretary of Education to prioritize STEM and computer science education. The directive includes establishing a goal to put $...
12:01 pm -04 - Tue, September 26, 2017
Engadget Intel unveils an AI chip that mimics the human brain
Lots of tech companies including Apple, Google, Microsoft, NVIDIA and Intel itself have created chips for image recognition and other deep-learning chores. However, Intel is taking another tack as wel...
11:39 am -04 - Tue, September 26, 2017
Engadget Kano combines its coding kits for a DIY 'laptop'
Kano, the company behind a variety of build-it-yourself computer and coding kits, has unveiled a "laptop" today. A portable computer is probably more accurate. Whereas most laptops have a cl...
11:22 am -04 - Tue, September 26, 2017
Engadget Jeff Bezos rocket company has its first Asian customer
Blue Origin, which is Jeff Bezos' rocket company, just announced a milestone at the 68th Annual International Astronautical Congress. It has partnered with the connnectivity company mu Space, bas...
11:01 am -04 - Tue, September 26, 2017
Engadget SEC is getting serious about bitcoin fraud and fake news
The US' Securities and Exchange Commission has to deal with a lot more than classic financial crimes these days: it has to worry about everything from insider trading hacks to the integrity of th...
10:38 am -04 - Tue, September 26, 2017
Engadget Instagram moves beyond its all-or-nothing approach to comments
Instagram already has tools to filter your comments, but sometimes that's just not enough. What if you're tired of comment spam, or just don't like that creep who tries to flirt with yo...
10:21 am -04 - Tue, September 26, 2017
Engadget The Ataribox will cost under $300 and ship next spring
Atari has so far kept pretty schtum about its forthcoming Ataribox, but in an email newsletter it's now revealed a few nuggets of information that should tide fans over until the console's I...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, September 26, 2017
Engadget Driving with AR glasses may be information overload
The bridge of my nose is starting to collapse under the weight of the augmented reality glasses I'm wearing. I'm sitting in an Infiniti SUV being taken on a short tour near San Francisco...
09:41 am -04 - Tue, September 26, 2017
Engadget Bosch details its work on present and future self-driving cars
There are so many companies working on different pieces of the self-driving puzzle, it's hard to keep track of all the partnerships and small developments that are pushing us ever closer to kicki...
09:33 am -04 - Tue, September 26, 2017
Engadget Equifax CEO Richard Smith suddenly decides to retire
Equifax has been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons, following a chain of blunders and mismanagement after it revealed that a security breach leaked the personal data of 143 million people. ...
09:20 am -04 - Tue, September 26, 2017
Engadget Amazon finally adds Alexa support to its Music app
If Alexa can make it a cinch to find songs on Amazon's screen-less Echo speakers, then it can also work its magic on the retail giant's Music app. The tech titan has finally integrated its f...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, September 26, 2017
Engadget Live Nations Messenger bot finds concerts you wont want to miss
Entertainment company Live Nation is making it easier to find concerts you'll actually be interested in with a tailor-made gig-finding experience that learns your location and musical preferences...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, September 26, 2017
Engadget Facebook scoops NFL video highlights and in-depth recaps
With its recently launched Watch video section still fresh, Facebook is wasting no time in expanding its line-up. This time it's ditching original shows in favor of football. The company just ann...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, September 26, 2017
Engadget Plex News launches to keep cord-cutters informed for free
Plex has continued to grow beyond its simple media playback roots, and today it adds another new feature that brings something extra to your library of video, music and pictures: news. Plex News build...
08:31 am -04 - Tue, September 26, 2017
Engadget Microsofts new coding language is made for quantum computers
When one of the first personal computers, the Altair 8800 came along in 1976, Microsoft was ready with a programming language, Altair BASIC. It wants to be equally prepared when quantum computers go m...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, September 26, 2017
Engadget Google Assistant can order around LG's connected appliances
LG has placed its trust on Google Assistant and has given it the power to control its smart appliances. While it teamed up with Amazon earlier this year to give its refrigerators built-in access to Al...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, September 26, 2017
Engadget The world's first blockchain smartphone is in development
Sirin Labs, the company behind the $14,000 Solarin smartphone, is now developing an open-source model that runs on a fee-less blockchain. The Finney -- named in honor of bitcoin pioneer Hal Finney -- ...
07:15 am -04 - Tue, September 26, 2017
Engadget Apples Safari update secretly mines data to protect your privacy
Apple's newly launched macOS High Sierra may not be flashy on the outside, but there's plenty going on beneath the surface. Admittedly, some of its high-profile upgrades are easier to spot: ...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, September 26, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday, September 28th 2017
Welcome to Tuesday morning! Would you like access to Netflix on your next flight? You might get your wish. We also take a look at the biggest problem with Star Trek: Discovery -- CBS All Access....
04:34 am -04 - Tue, September 26, 2017
Engadget Dubai tests a passenger drone for its flying taxi service
Dubai was serious when it said it wants to be first in the world to offer a flying taxi service. That's why on Monday, it staged a maiden test flight for one of its potential taxis: a two-seater,...
02:57 am -04 - Tue, September 26, 2017
Engadget Video game voice actors reach deal to end almost year-long strike
SAG-AFTRA has reached a "tentative agreement" with leading video games publishers to end its strike. After months of debate, and rejected deals, voice artists began striking on October 21st....
01:31 am -04 - Tue, September 26, 2017
Engadget China largely blocks WhatsApp's text message workaround
WhatsApp's existence in China has been hanging by a thread ever since its government blocked users from sending photos and videos in July. Now, it appears that the app no longer works in the coun...
11:54 pm -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget Twitter tries to explain why Trump's posts aren't like others
So if Twitter's rules ban "violent threats," then surely a tweet indicating that a country "won't be around much longer" from a user with the ability to make that happen ...
10:17 pm -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget Researchers can use the size of your heart to unlock a PC
Most biometric security has one inconvenience: you have to take an active step to sign in, whether it's putting your finger on a pad or staring at sensors. Wouldn't it be nice if simply bei...
09:49 pm -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget What's on TV: 'Forza 7,' 'FIFA 18,' 'Inhumans,' 'Def Jam'
This week we have too many premieres and finales to mention them all as the fall TV season gets into full swing, but we will highlight the return of Curb Your Enthusiasm on HBO, and the series premier...
09:02 pm -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget British Airways pushes planes with remote-controlled vehicles
From renewable fuels to eco-friendly airplane tugs -- British Airways is interested in decreasing its ecological footprint. The airline has just announced the roll out of five new Molotok remote-contr...
07:53 pm -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget Australia will establish its own space agency
Australia is very much a participant in the space industry with about 11,500 people working in the field. However, it has never had its own space agency -- and that may put it at a disadvantage next ...
07:29 pm -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget Russia-linked Facebook ads sought to exploit US social divisions
There's been a lot of fuss over a Russian group buying Facebook ads in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, to the point where it's handing the ads to Congress as it investigates th...
07:01 pm -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget Tesla Model 3s touchscreen control panel detailed in new video
Shortly after Tesla rolled its first eagerly-anticipated Model 3 off the assembly line back in July, we got a ride in the car and were impressed. But we were skeptical of the decision to forgo a tradi...
06:37 pm -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget Verizon gives up on its Android Wear watch after 4 months
Did you rush out to buy Verizon's Wear24 smartwatch? No? You're far from alone, apparently. Verizon has quietly discontinued the Android Wear 2.0 device a little over 4 months after its m...
06:20 pm -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget Ivanka Trump used personal email for government business
It seems Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner isn't the only one in the family to use private email accounts for government business. A freedom of information act (FOIA) request by nonpro...
05:32 pm -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget Stream Powerpuff Girls on Cartoon Network's Roku app
If you're looking to dig deep into newer animated shows on your Roku, you're in luck. The Emmy-winning Cartoon Network app &mdash; already available on Apple TV, iOS, Android, Amazon Fir...
05:11 pm -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget 'Platoons' of autonomous Freightliner trucks will drive across Oregon
Most of the self-driving truck attention has revolved around Tesla's much-teased reveal of its EV big rig next month and all the auto companies rushing to introduce their own electric models. But...
05:00 pm -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget Lyft offers drivers 24/7 access to support services
Today, Lyft announced a few new features for its driver support app that are meant to make the process of getting help simpler and easier to navigate. First, the Lyft Driver app will now include a but...
04:48 pm -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget Pinterest's Lens tech powers Target's visual search tool
Pinterest gave us all access to its Lens tool last March. In May, the company added some new foodie options, including a way to find recipes based on photos of your meal. It's basically a reverse...
04:33 pm -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget Google Home adds reminders to its voice-control repertoire
You can already use Google Home to order from Walmart, watch CBS All Access on your TV and hear daily news updates from former-VP Joe Biden. Now, Google has just updated Home with the ability to set r...
04:16 pm -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget In-flight Netflix will be available on more airlines in 2018
Netflix's in-flight streaming is available through a few carriers around the world, but it's far from a staple of air travel. More often than not, technological limitations will force you t...
04:01 pm -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget Apple drops Bing for Google on Siri and macOS searches
Apple has ditched Bing in favor of Google for results when searching the internet with Siri on iOS or Spotlight on macOS. It will finish rolling out this afternoon, according to TechCrunch, a switchov...
03:52 pm -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget North Korea claims Trump declared war with a tweet
Can you start a war with a tweet? Probably not, but that isn't stopping North Korea from claiming otherwise. Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho tells the media that President Trump "declared war&qu...
03:38 pm -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget Snapchat's new filters make your photo backgrounds look surreal
Snapchat is rolling out some new filters today that go beyond your face. Now, any time the app detects a sky in your picture, "Sky Filters" will show up in the filter carousel. They'll ...
03:20 pm -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget macOS High Sierra is well worth the upgrade
MacOS High Sierra was never meant to be truly transformative. As we covered in our preview of Apple's new desktop OS, it's mostly focused on refining its predecessor, last year's Sierra...
02:51 pm -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget Casey Affleck's production company signs Amazon movie and TV deal
Amazon's foray into big-actor dramas paid off after the film it distributed, Manchester By The Sea, won awards, including a Golden Globe and Academy Award for its lead actor, Casey Affleck. Today...
02:37 pm -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget Star Trek: Discovery deserves better than CBSs streaming service
I've been a Star Trek fan my entire life. It goes without saying, then, that I was eagerly anticipating the premiere of Star Trek: Discovery. Even through the myriad production delays and departu...
02:18 pm -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget Univision map offers up-to-date info about damage in Puerto Rico
The news out of Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria is, quite frankly, horrifying. The entire island could be without power for months. A crucial dam, the Guajataca, may be about to burst. Communication ...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget Cassini's life passes before its eyes in NY art exhibition
Cassini became a cultural touchstone not just because it was a useful and productive space probe, but because it completed a classic hero's journey. So it's fitting that an art exhibition pr...
01:42 pm -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget Order from Walmart by chatting with Google Home
Last month, Google announced that Walmart would be the next retail partner to use Express, Google's shopping and delivery service. At the time, it wasn't totally clear when the integration w...
01:21 pm -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget Airbnb offers Sarah Jessica Parker as your shoe shopping partner
Tomorrow morning, Sex and the City fans will have the opportunity to grab one of four Airbnb Experiences that will take them on a shopping trip with Sarah Jessica Parker. Airbnb is expanding its offer...
01:02 pm -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget macOS High Sierra is available to download
Apple's last major operating system update of the year is here at last: as promised, you can now download the upgrade to macOS High Sierra through the Mac App Store. So long as you have a qualify...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget What we're buying: BeatsX wireless buds, Roland JP-08, Paprika app
As summer turns to fall, Engadget editors are looking to indoor pursuits, whether that involves paying for smarter recipe apps, a new synth toy or some wireless headphones for that indoor treadmill. ...
12:41 pm -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget Comcast cable service goes box-free on LG TVs in early 2018
Comcast has already started offering access to Xfinity TV without a set-top box, but your choice of TVs has been limited -- we hope you like Samsung. However, you're about to have a wider selecti...
12:26 pm -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget Kodi box piracy case comes to anticlimactic end
A man arrested for selling "fully-loaded" Kodi boxes has suddenly backed down from fighting his case. Brian "Tomo" Thompson plead guilty to two charges under the 1988 Copyright, De...
12:18 pm -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget Post Malone sets Apple Music streaming record with song Rockstar
Post Malone's song "Rockstar" has just surpassed DJ Khaled's "I'm the One" as the record with the most Apple Music streams in one week. The Verge reports that the so...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget Twitch wants to make sure you register to vote
Twitch's latest move to expand beyond its game broadcasting bread and butter is to get you to the polls. Amazon's $970 million baby announced a partnership with TurboVote, a web app designed...
11:46 am -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's all-in-one 365 subscription is available for schools
Microsoft just launched its latest bid to bring its services into every aspect of schools and the workforce. To begin with, it's offering its all-encompassing Microsoft 365 subscription to educa...
11:31 am -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget Fitbit's Ionic smartwatch arrives October 1st for $300
Fitbit Ionic, the company's first smartwatch, will be available for purchase on October 1st. The watch sports a reported five-day battery life, sleep tracking, guided workouts and music playback ...
11:13 am -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget Trump's campaign manager reportedly tried planting a mole at Facebook
Former chief White House strategist Steve Bannon had designs to infiltrate Facebook's hiring practices leading up to last year's election, according to BuzzFeed News. The aim was to "fl...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget Joe Biden will give daily news briefings on Echo and Google Home
One of the most useful features across both Google Home and the Amazon Echo series is getting a daily news briefing. Asking both devices to tell you what's going on for your day can include a cus...
10:42 am -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget Major accounting firm Deloitte reports extensive cybersecurity breach
Deloitte, a major US and global accounting firm, revealed that it was hit with a cybersecurity breach that may have extended from October of last year through this past March, the Guardian reports. Th...
10:12 am -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget Levis Google-powered smart jacket goes on sale next week
Earlier this year, we discussed how Levi's was working on a smart jacket in connection with the Google Advanced Technology and Products group's Project Jacquard. Now, after much anticipation...
09:51 am -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget Microsoft and Facebooks massive undersea data cable is complete
Last year, we reported that Microsoft and Facebook were teaming up to build a massive undersea cable that would cross the Atlantic, connecting Virginia Beach to the northern city of Bilbao in Spain. L...
09:30 am -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget Facebook knew about Russian meddling well before the US election
Despite once saying that it was "crazy" to believe Russians influenced the 2016 election, Facebook knew about a possible operation as early as June, 2016, the Washington Post reports. It onl...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget Swarovski's VR shopping app is glittery virtual decadence
Mixed reality apps from the likes of Ikea and Edmunds already let you preview things like furniture and cars. Keen to jump on an emerging trend, Swarovski is releasing its own VR experience. The cryst...
08:48 am -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget BBC is putting hundreds of classic TV programmes on iPlayer
Over the years, the BBC has amassed an impressive trove of classic TV and radio programming. Accessing it all can be tricky, however, because iPlayer has always been positioned as more of a catchup se...
08:34 am -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget M&S is tentatively trialling one-hour food deliveries
Marks and Spencer (M&amp;S) is finally coming round to the idea of letting customers order food online for speedy home delivery. The upmarket retailer has confirmed it's taking some very tent...
08:02 am -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget Companies will use AI to stamp out electricity theft
Switching to efficient artificial intelligence systems has already saved Google a ton of money on its energy bills. And, it seems machine learning may also pose monetary benefits (of a different kind)...
07:01 am -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget Opera adds a shortcut to push videos straight to VR headsets
While Google's Chrome team has been busy working on VR web browsing, Opera decided to focus on solving one particular pain point: switching online videos between desktop browsers and VR headsets....
06:00 am -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Monday, September 25th 2017
Hey, good morning!Over the weekend, you might have missed Nintendo's attempt to refresh its first major smartphone game, Super Mario Run, and the smart planner by Moleskine that requires a little...
04:24 am -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget Intel's 8th-gen desktop CPUs boost gaming and streaming speeds
Intel has launched its 8th-generation mainstream desktop chips, calling the flagship $359 Core i7-8700K its "best gaming desktop processor ever." The six-core, 12-thread 3.7GHz chipboosts Ge...
02:44 am -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget CRISPR gene-editing could result in more successful birth rates
Gene-edited human embryos are offering new insights into the earliest stages of development, and could reduce the risk of miscarriage at the outset of pregnancy. In a new study, researchers from the U...
01:11 am -04 - Mon, September 25, 2017
Engadget Yale's next concert brings your phone into the performance
Normally, bringing out your smartphone at a classical concert is a surefire way to get kicked out, or at least receive some disapproving stares from everyone in the room. Not so at the Yale Concert B...
11:09 pm -04 - Sun, September 24, 2017
Engadget 'Everybody's Gone to the Rapture' creator goes 'dark'
It's a tough time for one of the game industry's more creative studios. The Chinese Room, the developers behind award-winners like Everybody's Gone to the Rapture and Dear Esther, has ...
09:34 pm -04 - Sun, September 24, 2017
Engadget Ruling gives FAA more power over drones than local governments
When it comes to drone regulations, the FAA's rules trump anything local governments conjure up. That's what a federal court in Massachusetts has proven when it ruled in favor of a commercia...
08:00 pm -04 - Sun, September 24, 2017
Engadget Jared Kushner uses private email for White House business
You don't have to be a former presidential hopeful to draw heat over using private email for work. Politico has revealed that presidential senior adviser (not to mention son-in-law) Jared Kushner...
06:33 pm -04 - Sun, September 24, 2017
Engadget Television with built-in Fire TV makes better use of your voice
One of the Element Fire TV Edition set's main hooks is clearly its Alexa voice control, so it stands to reason that the entire television stands to benefit the more you can use it, doesn't i...
05:02 pm -04 - Sun, September 24, 2017
Engadget Robots learn to walk naturally by understanding their bodies
The challenge with bipedal robots isn't so much getting them to walk at all (although that's sometimes a problem) as it is getting them to walk naturally. They tend to either step cautiousl...
03:31 pm -04 - Sun, September 24, 2017
Engadget Office 365's revamped web launchers put you to work sooner
Sometimes, it's not your productivity apps that need a tune-up... it's how you get to those apps that needs work. And Microsoft knows it. The tech firm has redesigned the Office.com front en...
01:59 pm -04 - Sun, September 24, 2017
Engadget Maze-like chip helps spot aggressive cancer cells
It's difficult to spot cancer cells -- just one in a billion blood cells are cancerous. How do you isolate them to know the trouble someone is facing and eventually treat it? By drawing the kin...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, September 24, 2017
Engadget The best air purifier
By Tim Heffernan and John Holecek This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, September 24, 2017
Engadget After Math: Like looking into the future
It was an exciting week for futuristic technologies. Knightscope debuted its newest roboguard, Nest showed off a face-recognizing outdoor camera, and Google came up with a way to close your garage fro...
08:30 am -04 - Sun, September 24, 2017
Engadget The Ben Heck Show: Motor control
Stepping onto the other side of the camera, Max decides he wants to learn more about motors, from motor control to motor drivers. Luckily, Felix is on hand to play teacher as he takes Max on a compreh...
06:04 am -04 - Sun, September 24, 2017
Engadget Axon hopes you'll submit smartphone video as evidence
In theory, handing your smartphone video over to the police if you have evidence of a crime is the right thing to do -- it provides accountability and could be the key to a conviction. However, those...
12:33 am -04 - Sun, September 24, 2017
Engadget Uber is ready to cut a deal to get its London license back
Uber may have lost its London taxi license with no small amount of drama, but it's already willing to make concessions. The ridesharing outfit's city manager Tom Elvidge tells the Sunday Tim...
10:35 pm -04 - Sat, September 23, 2017
Engadget 'Super Mario Run' update breathes life into Nintendo's mobile plans
You'd be forgiven for wondering what was happening with Super Mario Run. After a flurry of activity in its first few months, things have mostly quieted down. However, Nintendo is about to spark...
09:01 pm -04 - Sat, September 23, 2017
Engadget Hurricane Maria wreaks havoc on Arecibo radio telescope
Puerto Rico is suffering on an unimaginable scale in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Many have been displaced from their homes, and the entire territory may go without electricity and reliable communicat...
07:32 pm -04 - Sat, September 23, 2017
Engadget Watch the NFL's London game at 9:30AM Eastern
You're about to get a chance to watch an out-of-the-ordinary NFL game wherever you happen to live. The league and Yahoo (disclaimer: yes, they're part of our parent company Verizon) are str...
05:58 pm -04 - Sat, September 23, 2017
Engadget DHS finally reveals the states Russia hacked during the elections
State officials finally know if they serve one of the 21 states Russia tried to hack during the 2016 Presidential elections. Homeland Security and other agencies found out in 2016 that Russian governm...
04:30 pm -04 - Sat, September 23, 2017
Engadget What we're watching: 'Marvel's The Defenders' and 'The Night of'
Welcome back to Video IRL, where several of our editors talk about what they've been watching in their spare time. This month we're talking about the latest Marvel/Netflix series, The Defend...
02:59 pm -04 - Sat, September 23, 2017
Engadget Twitter tests lightweight mobile app for countries with slow data
It's not just Facebook and Google who are slimming down their mobile apps for the sake of regions where data is slow or spotty. Twitter has confirmed to TechCrunch that it's testing a nativ...
01:31 pm -04 - Sat, September 23, 2017
Engadget Sprint and T-Mobile could merge in late October
There have been hints that Sprint and T-Mobile are seriously talking about a merger (again), but how likely is that union, really? Quite likely, if you ask Reuters' sources. They understand tha...
12:00 pm -04 - Sat, September 23, 2017
Engadget Recommended Reading: Behind the scenes of 'Blade Runner 2049'
The Replicant: Inside the Dark Future of 'Blade Runner 2049'Brian Raftery,WiredThe much-anticipated Blade Runner sequel is due to hit theaters in two weeks, but Wired wants to make sure you&...
10:00 am -04 - Sat, September 23, 2017
Engadget Moleskines smart planner requires too much effort to use
As a tech reporter, I sometimes find my reliance on physical planners and paper notebooks embarrassing. But there's something about the act of writing my appointments down that makes them feel mo...
08:00 am -04 - Sat, September 23, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the weekend -- and be careful with your new iPhone 8....
05:19 am -04 - Sat, September 23, 2017
Engadget Apple's former GPU maker Imagination agrees to 550 million sale
Losing Apple as a customer can be rough for a supplier, as Imagination Technologies found out. In April, the UK chipmaker announced that the folks in Cupertino planned to develop their own mobile GPUs...
12:19 am -04 - Sat, September 23, 2017
Engadget YouTubes 'Creators for Change premiere at Tribeca's TV Festival
You can find almost anything on YouTube these days, but with the "Creators for Change" program, the site had a specific goal in mind: Show how its platform could be used for social good. Ton...
11:16 pm -04 - Fri, September 22, 2017
Engadget Intel's Project Alloy VR headset is dead
Intel won't be releasing its Project Alloy VR headset platform anytime this year -- in fact, it won't be releasing the technology at all. The tech giant has officially killed the initiative,...
09:44 pm -04 - Fri, September 22, 2017
Engadget Nintendo rolls out two-step authentication for online accounts
Nintendo now supports two-factor verification to its Nintendo Accounts. This adds another layer of security by requiring codes generated from the Google Authenticator app, though it comes years later ...
08:14 pm -04 - Fri, September 22, 2017
Engadget Uber's new chief says the company is paying for its bad rep
New company chief Dara Khosrowshahi has sent out an email to his employees about London, and it shows that the company might truly be under a different kind of leadership now. One that doesn't so...
07:05 pm -04 - Fri, September 22, 2017
Engadget Climbkhana: Ken Block explains Pikes Peak assault in latest Gymkhana video
By Carter JungClimbkhana is clever. And no, not because it's a portmanteau. Rather it's how Ken Block and his merry band of Hoonigan Media Machine misfits took something the internet clearly...
06:04 pm -04 - Fri, September 22, 2017
Engadget Fitness app company settles with FTC for nearly $1 million
If you're going to create a mobile app that offers monetary rewards for meeting fitness goals, you should probably make sure you back your promises up. The Pact fitness app offers users a way to ...
05:39 pm -04 - Fri, September 22, 2017
Engadget Lenovos leaked 25th-anniversary ThinkPad sports a familiar look
The latest ThinkPad that Lenovo brought to CES back in January had a notably sleeker, more modern appearance than the line's traditional boxy black look. But it kept a couple features, like the r...
05:20 pm -04 - Fri, September 22, 2017
Engadget Apple extends iTunes movie rentals to 48 hours
It used to be that when you rented a movie from Apple's iTunes service, you'd have 24 hours to finish watching it. You could start streaming the rental within 30 days of purchase, of course....
05:03 pm -04 - Fri, September 22, 2017
Engadget Tesla might build convenience stores at its charging stations
Tesla plans to roll out more electric supercharging stations this year, especially in big cities, which should double the size of its network. But even with more places to juice up your Tesla, it stil...
04:42 pm -04 - Fri, September 22, 2017
Engadget Verizon will give rural customers more time to find new providers
Recently, Verizon sent letters to around 8,500 customers living in rural areas that informed them their service would be cut off as of October 17th. Verizon claimed that those customers were using eno...
04:21 pm -04 - Fri, September 22, 2017
Engadget Target expands next-day delivery service to eight more cities
Target continues to try and outcompete digital retailer and competitor, Amazon. The red bullseye-logo company has been testing its own Prime Pantry-like delivery service for a few months now, offering...
04:02 pm -04 - Fri, September 22, 2017
Engadget Mercedes-Benz spends $1 billion to make EVs at Alabama plant
Like most auto makers these days, Mercedes-Benz is investing in electric vehicles in a big way. The Daimler-owned company is fast-tracking all of its models to an electric future by 2022. It has also ...
03:41 pm -04 - Fri, September 22, 2017
Engadget The iPhone 8s glass back costs way more to repair than the front
Over the last couple of weeks, the price of AppleCare+ has gone up for Plus model iPhones and screen repair for the 6s and newer models has gotten $20 more expensive. However, while screen replacement...
03:22 pm -04 - Fri, September 22, 2017
Engadget HTC gives Vive developers all app revenue for the rest of 2017
Now that HTC is all-in on Vive headsets and letting Google deal with its Pixel smartphone business, it has to deal with another reality: The public still isn't exactly sold on VR. To keep sales m...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 22, 2017
Engadget Apple Watch Series 3 first look: So far, no LTE problems
The Apple Watch Series 3 started shipping today, and our definitive review is still in the works. In the meantime, we wanted to give you a taste of what life is like with the company's first LTE-...
02:39 pm -04 - Fri, September 22, 2017
Engadget Some brave soul volunteered for a completely robotic dental surgery
A robot just implanted two 3D-printed teeth into a woman's mouth all on its own. The procedure took place recently in China and the researchers who developed it hope it can help the country'...
02:18 pm -04 - Fri, September 22, 2017
Engadget Google Daydream's web-browsing features surface in Chrome
At Google's I/O developer conference in May, the company announced that it was working on a VR version of Chrome that could work in Daydream. Well, Chrome development team member Fran&ccedil;...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 22, 2017
Engadget Why Equifaxs error wasnt hiring someone with a music degree
In the wake of the Equifax breach, a significant number of people lost their minds this week upon discovering that one of its newly-deposed security executives has a degree in music composition. Despi...
01:38 pm -04 - Fri, September 22, 2017
Engadget 'PUBG studio isn't happy about Fornite: Battle Royale
Epic Games' cartoony horde game Fortnite is still in Steam Early Access, but the studio recently announced that a free-to-play version of the game would come out for free next week... and it look...
01:38 pm -04 - Fri, September 22, 2017
Engadget 'PUBG studio isn't happy about Fortnite: Battle Royale
Epic Games' cartoony horde game Fortnite is still in early release, but the studio recently announced that a free-to-play version of the game would come out for free next week... and it looks a l...
01:19 pm -04 - Fri, September 22, 2017
Engadget Amazon may deliver Chipotle and Five Guys right to your front door
Amazon's been getting into the food game for awhile now. After all, they've introduced Amazon Fresh and drive-through grocery pickup. And oh yeah, they acquired Whole Foods earlier this year...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 22, 2017
Engadget How Kevin Durants attempt to clap back at trolls backfired
What does an NBA champion and Finals MVP have in common with Taylor Swift? In the case of the Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant, it's that internet trolls love calling them snakes. Swift e...
12:41 pm -04 - Fri, September 22, 2017
Engadget US-Europe privacy agreement passes its yearly review
If you haven't ever heard of Privacy Shield, it's an agreement between the US and the EU. It allows companies that store personal data of people who reside in the EU (such as Facebook) on se...
12:22 pm -04 - Fri, September 22, 2017
Engadget All Xbox 360 Halo titles are now playable on the Xbox One
Microsoft had a fun announcement this week. All Xbox 360-era Halo games, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, Halo 4 and Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, are now backwards compatible for the Xbox One and Xbox One S...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 22, 2017
Engadget The best cheap compact camera
By Ben KeoughThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, ...
11:42 am -04 - Fri, September 22, 2017
Engadget EU withheld a study that shows piracy doesn't hurt sales
In 2013, the European Commission ordered a &euro;360,000 ($430,000) study on how piracy affects sales of music, books, movies and games in the EU. However, it never ended up showing it to the publ...
11:21 am -04 - Fri, September 22, 2017
Engadget 'Destiny 2' factions will reward you with powerful discount weapons
If you've been playing Destiny 2 for a while, you probably know the fate of "the city". What's set to follow -- as I try not to spoil anything-- is the return of factions. We all l...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, September 22, 2017
Engadget The West Coast is finally getting an earthquake early warning system
On September 19th, 1985, Mexico City was devastated by an 8.0 magnitude earthquake that killed as many as 30,000 people and leveled buildings across the city, including the 12-story Hospital Ju&a...
10:39 am -04 - Fri, September 22, 2017
Engadget 'Vincent' AI transforms your rough sketch into a Van Gogh
Prisma made AI art style transfer fun for the masses, but a new machine learning app has much bigger ambitions. Applying its vast knowledge of art from the Renaissance to today, "Vincent" ca...
10:17 am -04 - Fri, September 22, 2017
Engadget The iPhone 8 has a gigabit LTE modem (updated)
At first blush, iFixit's tech autopsy on the iPhone 8 didn't reveal anything particularly notable, besides some different screws and a way to remove the glass backing. So far, so meh. But th...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, September 22, 2017
Engadget The Engadget Podcast Ep 43: Hits, misses and leaks
If last week's episode was overwhelmingly about Apple, this week's episode includes some partial respite, in the form of another tech titan: Google. For the first half of this episode, senio...
09:38 am -04 - Fri, September 22, 2017
Engadget Apple only allows streaming, not downloading, of upgraded 4K movies
One of the most pleasant surprises out of last week's Apple event was the announcement that purchased iTunes movies would be automatically upgraded to 4K for free. Well, it turns out it's no...
09:19 am -04 - Fri, September 22, 2017
Engadget Walmart wants to deliver groceries straight to your fridge
Walmart is hoping you trust the company enough to let its delivery drivers into your home even if you're not in. The retailer has teamed up with smart home accessories-maker August Home to test a...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, September 22, 2017
Engadget One Gamer Fund heard you liked video-game charities
It's an exciting time to be Seven Siegel. Siegel is the executive director of Global Game Jam, the world's largest 48-hour hackathon, but more important, he's a former game developer wi...
08:29 am -04 - Fri, September 22, 2017
Engadget Xbox One gets third-party camera support for game streaming
If you're serious about video game streaming, you most likely have a PC with a decent capture card, microphone, camera and software like XSplit or OBS. It can be expensive and a little convoluted...
08:01 am -04 - Fri, September 22, 2017
Engadget The Chinese Room made a VR parable for Google Daydream
Indie developer The Chinese Room is releasing its first-ever virtual reality game. So Let Us Melt is a sci-fi parable about a machine lost in a paradise of its own making. Exclusively available on Goo...
07:15 am -04 - Fri, September 22, 2017
Engadget There's something called 'Enhanced HD Voice' and EE supports it
Most weirdos people that actually use their smartphones to make calls will be aware of the eerily crisp connections of HD Voice. All major carriers in the UK support the standard at this point, which ...
07:02 am -04 - Fri, September 22, 2017
Engadget Instagram apologizes after a rape threat is reposted as an ad
Facebook's algorithms have embarrassed the social network once again, this time by highlighting an example of harassment as an advertisement. The Guardian reporter Olivia Solon posted an offensiv...
06:10 am -04 - Fri, September 22, 2017
Engadget Uber just lost its London taxi license
In a surprise announcement today, Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed that it will not reissue Uber's private hire licence within the city. In a statement, the regulator said that the compan...
06:00 am -04 - Fri, September 22, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, September 22nd 2017
It's officially iPhone 8 day: Apple's newest devices go on sale in stores and start to reach new owners. (Pro tip: To reset the iPhone 8, you have to press volume up, volume down, then hold ...
04:40 am -04 - Fri, September 22, 2017
Engadget Netflix adds HDR support for iPhone 8, iPhone X, and iPad Pro
Netflix is adding high dynamic range (HDR) support to more mobile devices. A handful of Android handsets are already benefitting from the picture upgrade, including the LG G6, Sony Xperia XZ Premium, ...
04:40 am -04 - Fri, September 22, 2017
Engadget Netflix adds HDR support for iPhone 8, iPhone X and iPad Pro
Netflix is adding high dynamic range (HDR) support to more mobile devices. A handful of Android handsets are already benefitting from the picture upgrade, including the LG G6, Sony Xperia XZ Premium, ...
03:24 am -04 - Fri, September 22, 2017
Engadget Google pays tribute to 'West Side Story' with VR pics and video
Audiences first got the chance to witness Tony's and Maria's tragic love story in Broadway 60 years ago. To pay tribute to the Romeo-and-Juliet-like romance, Google Arts and Culture has laun...
02:01 am -04 - Fri, September 22, 2017
Engadget Facebook will show ads based on the stores you visit in real life
Some things you do in real life will now have influence on the Facebook ads you see. The social network has introduced new tools for its advertisers that rely on your location and the activities you d...
12:30 am -04 - Fri, September 22, 2017
Engadget Kodaks app and chatbot will scour your photos for forgotten gems
If you're like me, you have thousands of photos on your phone, most of which you will have long forgotten. And let's be honest, you probably don't scroll through all of them often, if a...
11:11 pm -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget Moto G5S Plus goes on sale September 29th for $230
We said the Moto G5 and G5 Plus were "still the best budget phones" when we reviewed them earlier this year, and now Motorola is rolling out the upgraded version of its larger device. The G5...
10:21 pm -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget Run the Jewels' video game tour continues in 'FIFA 18'
Killer Mike and El-P, collectively known as Run the Jewels, are no strangers to video games. Previously they appeared in Gears of War 4 as multiplayer characters, and now the duo are lending their tal...
09:28 pm -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget Researchers create a robot that can cling to shark skin underwater
Tracking sharks and dolphins in order to study their habits is tough. Doing so requires researchers to attach some sort of sensor or robot to the animal, but it has to be able to stay on underwater an...
07:54 pm -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget Court rules Stingray use without a warrant violates Fourth Amendment
Today, the Washington DC Court of Appeals overturned a Superior Court conviction of a man who was located by police using a cell-site simulator, or Stingray, CBS News reports. The court ruled that the...
07:20 pm -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget Facebook and Amazon might bid on English Premier League rights
It's no secret that online titans are jockeying with each other for sports streaming rights. Most of the news has revealed domestic squabbling, like when Amazon wrested the rights to broadcast NF...
06:38 pm -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget BYU develops sports helmet foam for real-time concussion detection
Cranial collisions are haunting the sports world more and more. A recent survey of 111 former football player's brains found that 110 showed signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a deg...
06:02 pm -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget Volvo launches 12-month trade-in plan with XC40 crossover
By Reese Counts After months of teasers and leaked images, Volvo finally pulled back the curtain on its latest crossover, the all-new XC40. The stylish new crossover packs in everything you would expe...
05:39 pm -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget 'Resident Evil 7' DLC trailer offers the first look at Chris Redfield
Chris Redfield has had a long and storied career as the fictitious protagonist in many installments of Capcom's Resident Evil video game series. The Raccoon City policeman starred, along with par...
05:18 pm -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget Instagram's 'follows you' feature reveals your true friends
In what might be one of the most overdue updates of all time, Instagram is finally testing a feature that lets you see if someone is following you directly from their bio. Previously, you'd have ...
05:01 pm -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: $100 off an Epson SureColor P600 printer
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn...
04:37 pm -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget Facebook will turn over Russia-linked ads to Congress
Earlier this month, Facebook admitted that it sold $100,000 worth of ads between 2015 and 2017 that led to fake news pages and were bought by advertisers operating out of Russia. A report released yes...
04:19 pm -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget Unlimited 'Stargate' streaming will cost you $20
MGM Studios announced a new web-based entry into its popular Stargate franchise, Stargate Origins, this past July at San Diego Comic Con. In order to see the prequel series, though, you'll have t...
03:59 pm -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget Tesla will discontinue its most affordable Model S this Sunday
On Sunday, Tesla's vehicle lineup will be smaller by one as it discontinues its cheapest Model S option, the Model S 75. That means the all-wheel-drive version -- the 75D -- will take its place a...
03:39 pm -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget Original Xbox's huge controller is returning for current platforms
Original Xbox owners got a powerful yet eccentric machine in Microsoft's first stab at console gaming. The system itself was a massive VCR-sized slab of circuits and plastic, but it was the comic...
03:21 pm -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget D&D Reader app brings paper reference books to your tablet
Dungeon Masters can rest a bit easier now that the library of Dungeons and Dragons core rulebooks will soon be available in an easy-to-lug digital edition. Instead of a stack of heavy paper-bound volu...
03:03 pm -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget Experian makes it easy for someone to undo your credit freeze
Turns out Equifax isn't the only credit reporting agency with garbage security, which probably shouldn't come as a surprise at this point. As Brian Krebs reports on his security news website...
02:42 pm -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget US allies accuse NSA of manipulating encryption standards
The US National Security Agency (NSA) is in the global bad books again after allegations surfaced suggesting it was trying to manipulate international encryption standards. Reuters reports that it has...
02:21 pm -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget Instagram's face filters are now available during your livestreams
The face filters that Instagram swiped from Snapchat are now available on Instagram Live. Starting today, you can add filters before your Live feed airs or during with options that include various cro...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget The universe's most energetic particles have traveled a long way
The origin of cosmic rays has been a mystery to scientists since their detection over fifty years ago. One of the prevailing theories is that they come from the center of our galaxy. But now, a group ...
01:44 pm -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget US music sales keep climbing thanks to streaming
Last year, streaming generated more money in the US for the music business than all other forms of distribution for the first time ever, and that trend is continuing in spades. In the first half of 20...
01:30 pm -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget How Peggy Whitson stayed in shape for nine months aboard the ISS
Space is no place for battles of the bulge. That's why NASA insists on getting its astronauts into peak physical condition before sending them offworld. But aboard the ISS, in a living space the ...
01:16 pm -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget FTC lawsuit over D-Links lax router security just took a big hit
In January, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) took D-Link to court over its incredibly insufficient security. The FTC claimed that the company failed to protect its routers and IP cameras from unauth...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget Facebook's 'M' AI assistant will help you choose a movie
Facebook had grand plans for its in-Messenger AI assistant, M, when it was launched in 2015. While the service hasn't quite yet lived up to the hype, the company is continually rolling out new fe...
12:46 pm -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget Roku reportedly has a 4K streaming stick on tap for this fall
Roku's getting ready for a new round of hardware updates this fall (we've previously reported on their interest in a smart speaker), and we have some news on what may be coming. According to...
12:30 pm -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget What if the Google-HTC deal is actually about voice assistants?
The news is out: HTC and Google have finally consummated their ages-long flirtation with one another. In exchange for $1.1 billion in cash, HTC will hand over 2,000 employees to the search giant. Thes...
12:20 pm -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget London Costcutter trials finger-vein readers for faster payments
The humble Costcutter supermarket at Brunel University in London has recently become home to a biometric payment system that allows customers to check out with a tap of their finger. The store's ...
12:14 pm -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget Synthetic muscle breakthrough could lead to 'lifelike' robots
A breakthrough in soft robotics means scientists are now one step closer to creating lifelike machines. Researchers at Columbia Engineering have developed a 3D printed synthetic tissue that can act as...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget Royole's 'personal cinema' headset carries a heavy premium
VR's not-so-meteoric rise has also revived interest in that most sci-fi of concepts: the personal cinema. A head-mounted display that lets you immerse yourself in a movie, blocking out the distra...
11:40 am -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget Twitter will also be at the Senate's Russia hearings
Social media played a huge part in determining the outcome of the 2016 election, and there's a suspicion that the ad-tracking tools those platforms offer could have been hijacked by nefarious for...
11:31 am -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget UK lifeboat crew tests drones as search and rescue helpers
Drones are becoming an important part of the emergency services. Police are using them to search for missing people, while fire departments test them as a tool to survey dangerous sites. Until now, ho...
11:22 am -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget CCleaner malware had a specific target: tech titans
The malware that hackers inserted into legit downloads of popular PC-cleaning software CCleaner wasn't harmless after all. According to Cisco's Talos security division, it had specific targe...
11:05 am -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win an Optoma UHD60 4K projector!
If you're planning a new home theater setup, 4K resolution and HDR color processing are definitely where you should be heading. You'll also want to maximize your screen real estate to enjoy ...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget Mercedes is building smarter headlights for its cars of the future
In a dark garage at the Mercedes-Benz headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, a flat gray S-Class illuminates a white screen at the end of long hall. The headlights blast on and while the light is bright,...
10:41 am -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget Google Assistant is definitely part of Bose's new QC35 headphones
Last week, we reported that Bose's QuietComfort 35 II Bluetooth headphones might include Google Assistant. Now, it's confirmed. Bose has revealed that this pair of QC headphones is the first...
10:19 am -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget iOS 11 forces Uber to loosen its location tracking
Uber has followed through on its promise to restore your ability to block the app from tracking your location even when you're not using it. More precisely, it had no choice but to do so, at leas...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget 'Doom for the Nintendo Switch feels exactly like its supposed to
When Nintendo announced the launch of the Switch by using footage from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, it was a surprise -- but a reasonable one. Bethesda's open-world adventure game was beloved, bu...
09:50 am -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget Microsoft may open its first UK store in London's Oxford Circus
After years of rumours and speculation, Microsoft might finally be ready to open its first retail store in the UK. Retail Week reports that the company is in advanced talks with The Crown Estate (the ...
09:41 am -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget Hololens is helping Ford designers prototype cars quicker
When Google released Glass Enterprise, it took a consumer-oriented product written off as privacy-invading nonsense and made it incredibly useful for businesses. Microsoft is effectively doing the sam...
09:19 am -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget Hulu scores new and old episodes of 'Will & Grace'
Will &amp; Grace is set to return to our screens next week. But, its fabulous comeback won't just be relegated to network television. The show's original run, and its new episodes, are a...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget NVIDIA drops the basic Shield TV's price to $180
NVIDIA's Shield TV promised to be an Android set-top box for gamers, and in that sense, it delivered. The company first released it in 2015, but its updated version cut down on price by bundling ...
08:34 am -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget SEC suspects hackers used stolen insider info for trading
US Securities and Exchange Commission chief Jay Clayton has made a couple of security-related revelations in his recently published "Statement on Cybersecurity." He admitted that an attacker...
08:05 am -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget FedEx estimates ransomware attack cost $300 million
FedEx acquired Dutch shipper TNT Express last year for $4.8 billion, well before the NotPetya ransomware ran wild on TNT's systems June 27th, disrupting much of its shipping operation. Like the e...
07:30 am -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget Stunning visual puzzler 'The Witness' arrives on iOS
After months of teases and rumour, striking 3D puzzle game The Witness has finally landed in the App Store, for both iPhone and iPad. Likened to a modern-day Myst, the open world game sees players wak...
07:00 am -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget Apple TV 4K hands-on: finally, no compromises
Apple's long-awaited fourth-generation Apple TV was almost a slam dunk. The only problem? It didn't have 4K. That was a notable omission since both Amazon and Roku released streaming players...
06:00 am -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, September 21st 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to Thursday. Apple's new Watch Series 3 has a tiny LTE connectivity issue -- something the company says it will fix in an update, but good luck to tho...
05:12 am -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget Gett is using Citymapper data to plot new ride-sharing routes
London's public transport system is pretty robust, with plenty of Tubes, buses and overground lines zig-zagging across the city. At rush hour, though, squeezing onto a crammed DLR carriage can be...
04:49 am -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget 'Rainbow Six Seige' update could make your PS4 crash
With more than 20 million players, it's safe to say that Rainbow Six Siege is still going strong. But, a new console crashing bug could put a damper on the good times for fans of the tactical sho...
03:38 am -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget Plantronics offers affordable wireless audio for your workouts
Plantronics' latest BackBeat wireless headphones have tended to focus on value for your hard-earned cash, and that's definitely the focus today. It's launching a range of BackBeat Fit ...
02:25 am -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget Mobike's dockless bike-sharing service comes to Washington, DC
Washington DC is one of the most bike-happy cities in America, with around five percent of commuters pedaling around the city each day. That's one of the reasons why Mobike, a company that has mo...
12:55 am -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget CNBC: Tesla is working on its own AI chip with help from AMD
It's no secret that Tesla always wanted to develop an in-house chip to handle its cars' autonomous functions. Well, according to CNBC, the EV-maker is close to reaching that goal -- with hel...
12:55 am -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget CNBC: Tesla is working on its own AI chip with help from AMD (update: apparently not)
It's no secret that Tesla always wanted to develop an in-house chip to handle its cars' autonomous functions. Well, according to CNBC, the EV-maker is close to reaching that goal -- with hel...
12:01 am -04 - Thu, September 21, 2017
Engadget FIFA 18's story mode has become the franchises best feature
When FIFA 17 came out last year, its standout feature was something called "The Journey." For the first time in the franchise's 24-year history, EA Sports added a story mode where you c...
11:02 pm -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget Democrats call for tougher online ad spending rules
Politicians aren't just asking Facebook to testify on how suspicious Russia-linked ads allegedly reached its social network -- they want some political reform to prevent this from happening again...
10:06 pm -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget Google is buying HTC's Pixel team for $1.1 billion
After weeks (months, and years) of speculation, HTC has announced that its "Powered by HTC" R&amp;D division -- the team behind Google's Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones -- will be pu...
09:04 pm -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget Google Assistant and IFTTT can close your garage door
We haven't gotten to the point of voice-activated vacuum cleaners yet, but closing your garage door with an "Ok Google" has arrived. Garage-door company Chamberlain has announced that i...
08:03 pm -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget Autonomous delivery drone network set to take flight in Switzerland
Matternet has long used Switzerland as a testing ground for its delivery drone technology, and now it's ramping things up a notch. The company has revealed plans to launch the first permanent au...
07:28 pm -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget 'Overwatch' fights toxic players by muting them on Xbox Live
Yesterday, Overwatch's team released the new map, Junkertown, and a few character tweaks in a moderately-sized update. But tucked away in the patch notes was a new tool in Blizzard's fight a...
06:55 pm -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget Knightscopes new security bot looks like a mini concept car
Robot maker Knightscope has been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons. Its K5 security robot took a look at the harsh world and chose to throw itself into a fountain. And a different K5 robot ...
06:34 pm -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget FTC warns influencers about relying on Instagram's ad marker
Up and coming social media stars posting sponsored content may want to take a careful look at today's #Influencers101 Twitter chat from the FTC. The agency tried to clarify a number of issues cro...
06:02 pm -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget Saudi Arabia lifts ban on messaging apps like Skype and Snapchat
Saudi Arabia will lift a ban on internet calls at 8PM ET today that had stood since 2013. Services that follow rules set by the country's Communications and Information Technology Commission (CIT...
05:46 pm -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget Sequel to 'Final Fantasy' creator's free-to-play game launches today
Final Fantasy creator Hironubu Sakaguchi has had some good success with his action-RPG-puzzle mobile game, Terra Battle. The free-to-play sequel &mdash; Terra Battle 2 &mdash; is out on both i...
05:32 pm -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget Epic hopes 'PUBG'-style 'Fortnite: Battle Royale' will tempt gamers
Epic Games' Fortnite has been out for a while in paid Early Access, but hasn't quite taken off in the same way that, say, Player Unknown Battlegrounds (PUBG) has. The hot new indie "bat...
05:16 pm -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget Sean Penn will star in Hulus upcoming Mars series, 'The First'
In May, Hulu ordered a straight-to-series show called The First. Set in the not too distant future, the series depicts the first human mission to Mars and humankind's first attempts at colonizing...
05:01 pm -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget Nintendo issues takedowns for Super Mario 64 Online' mod videos
Last week, modders released a tool that enabled folks to play the classic game Super Mario 64 online in massive multiplayer batches with up to 23 of their friends. To be clear, this was just a plugin ...
04:44 pm -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget Toshiba's chip drama ends with sale to a financial group
The long-running bidding war over Toshiba's flash memory business has effectively come to an end... and the winner probably isn't who you expected. Toshiba has agreed to sell its NAND divisi...
04:32 pm -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget Motorola's Moto X4 now works on Google Project Fi
Google's efforts to disrupt the mobile carrier network have certainly proven popular for people who can feasibly use it, but it's no secret that the rollout of Project Fi has been restricted...
04:27 pm -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget Waymo wants $2.6 billion from Uber for a single trade secret
During a hearing today wherein Alphabet's self-driving unit Waymo asked a judge to delay its upcoming trial against Uber in order to review new evidence, Reuters reports that one of Uber's a...
04:20 pm -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget Facebook tightens safeguards against hate-driven targeted ads
Facebook was caught more than a little off-guard when ProPublica discovered ads targeted at racists, and today it's taking steps to prevent those hate-filled ads from showing up again. The social...
04:14 pm -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget iOS 11's Control Center buttons don't fully turn off Bluetooth or WiFi
If you've updated to Apple's new iOS 11, you might have played around with the new Control Center. You also might think that toggling Bluetooth and WiFi "off" in the Center might a...
03:58 pm -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget The worlds largest aircraft had a successful engine test
Back in May, we reported that the world's largest aircraft, the Stratolaunch, had finally left its (giant) hanger and was preparing for tests. This week, the first of those was completed. All six...
03:41 pm -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget Target's app will soon guide you to the item you're looking for
While Target has to keep up with Amazon to compete in a tough retail market, it may have just found something its competitor cannot do. The company is rolling out its previously tested Bluetooth-power...
03:22 pm -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget Fox 's new TV show 'Ghosted' will premiere on Twitter
Twitter is no stranger to TV tie-ins, but it's kicking things up a notch this week. It's partnering with Fox on a slew of streaming efforts to boost Fox's fall show lineup, including p...
03:05 pm -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget Nest's vision of the secure home is rooted in simplicity
Nest is officially in the home security business. At a press conference in San Francisco today, the company introduced a slew of devices: A video doorbell, an updated outdoor camera and a security sys...
03:01 pm -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget 'Golf' Easter egg on the Switch may be a tribute to Satoru Iwata
It sounds like that hidden version of Golf on the Nintendo Switch may actually a tribute to the company's late president, Satoru Iwata. A group of enterprising hackers (including "yellowS8&q...
02:42 pm -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget Final Fantasy XV multiplayer DLC arrives October 31st
Final Fantasy XV dominated last year's holiday season, and impressively, the game's managed to stay relevant throughout 2017. Whether it's temporary events, side story DLC, mobile games...
02:21 pm -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget The OnePlus 5 got a whimsical French makeover
If you like your tech on the whimsical side, you'll probably be interested in OnePlus' latest collaboration with French designer Castelbajac. The partnership's line of "Callection&...
01:59 pm -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget Airbnb wants to help you book a restaurant reservation, too
Airbnb just added a new feature that allows users to book restaurant reservations directly through its app and website. It's powered by Resy and is currently available in 16 US cities.Airbnb now ...
01:41 pm -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget Netflix's Punisher trailer shows us a haunted, murderous antihero
While the second season of Netflix's Daredevil didn't quite measure up to the first, Jon Bernthal's take on antihero The Punisher was a standout addition. The streaming company wasted l...
01:22 pm -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget 'Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite' already lands its own eSports contest
The game Marvel vs. Capcom &mdash; Infinite was released on on September 19th, and it appears as though Capcom is going all out to promote it. They're hosting an eSports tournament called Mar...
01:08 pm -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget Nest takes on home defense with its Secure alarm system
Nest wants to manage every aspect of your home's security -- not just its thermostats and cameras. The company has announced a slew of products designed to keep an eye on your home while you'...
12:42 pm -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget Nest's outdoor Cam IQ brings facial recognition to your backyard
Nest's latest media event could be big news if you're interested in spotting burglars before they break into your home. It's introducing the Nest Cam IQ outdoor, a rugged take on the re...
12:38 pm -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget Overwatch Leagues first season is set to begin January 10th
The Overwatch League has added three more teams to its roster, bringing the total up to its target number of 12 and making way for the very first competition season. The new teams represent Philadelph...
12:31 pm -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget Nest introduces Hello, its first video doorbell
It was just a few weeks ago that Nest introduced the E, a budget version of its smart thermostat; just a couple of months before that it unveiled the new Nest Cam IQ. But the company isn't not do...
12:19 pm -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget NASA nominee lays out the agency's most pressing challenges
The president's pick for NASA administrator, Oklahoma congressman Jim Bridenstine, hasn't been without his share of controversy. He doesn't have much technical experience and his politi...
12:01 pm -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget Facebook accused of supporting 'ethnic cleansing' in Myanmar
Facebook stands accused of censoring information related to the ethnic cleansing currently taking place in the Republic of Myanmar. The Guardian reports that the social network has essentially blackli...
11:46 am -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget 'Tomb Raider' trailer teases the cinematic reboot of Lara Croft
What's worse: Reboots or video game adaptations? The new Tomb Raider manages to be both, which means it's already facing an uphill battle. The trailer for the wannabe blockbuster is here, wi...
11:31 am -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget Valve thinks charts will negate Steam review bombing
Review bombing in the gaming community is a woefully old concept, but after it took the spotlight again this month, following yet another racist outburst from YouTuber PewDiePie, Valve is taking actio...
11:14 am -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget Apple Watch Series 3 struggles to connect to LTE
For those awaiting their new Apple Watch Series 3, be prepared for some connectivity issues. The Verge's Lauren Goode reports that during her review of the new smartwatch, it frequently struggled...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget The big 'Minecraft' cross-platform update is live, but not on Switch
The Better Together update brings the biggest set of changes to hit Minecraft in years, expanding the Community Marketplace, streamlining access to third-party servers and uniting the game across plat...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget Ya Doggie solves the pet food problem you didn't know you had
The adage that "dogs grow to resemble their owners" is not much of a compliment anymore in America -- namely because it portends that our pets will become as portly as their people. In fact,...
10:42 am -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget Walmarts online grocery shopping service will now accept EBT
The Amazon and Walmart rivalry continues as the latter announced today that its Online Grocery Pickup option will now be available to those using Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) credits. In June, A...
10:21 am -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget Facebook will face Senate during Russian probe hearing
A recent report said Facebook still hasn't discovered the exact number of fake news ads Russian-linked advertisers bought before and after the 2016 Presidential Elections. We might find out if th...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget Starting in 2020, its going to be hella easy to buy an EV
For the first time ever, buying an electric or hybrid car from most of the big automakers is a viable option. But these electrified vehicles are still a small part of the entire automotive world. At t...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget Starting in 2020, its going to be much easier to buy an EV
For the first time ever, buying an electric or hybrid car from most of the big automakers is a viable option. But these electrified vehicles are still a small part of the entire automotive world. At t...
09:39 am -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget Snapseed adds new photo filters and cleans up its interface
As smartphone cameras have beefed up, so have mobile photo editing apps. These days, both iOS and Android users are spoilt for choice. Those looking to make their Instagram posts pop, can choose from ...
09:19 am -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget The next 'Terminator' movie will star Linda Hamilton
Since Terminator 2 debuted in 1991, various filmmakers have attempted to recreate the spectacle of the first two futuristic films with the help of an ageing Arnold Schwarzenegger. Director James Camer...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget 'Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime' lands on Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Switch has made couch co-op gaming more fun by giving you a way to play with friends outside the house. That's why Lovers in A Dangerous Spacetime, which will be available for the Switch...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget 'Super Mario Odyssey' reminds us why we love Mario
Super Mario Odyssey is the most exciting Mario game in years. Sure, the two Galaxy entries on the Wii were inventive, but Nintendo's first Switch game in the series goes a step further and comple...
08:35 am -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget Belkin's iPhone dongle helps you listen while you charge
Last year's Belkin Rockstar dongle was a lifesaver for iPhone 7 owners who wanted to charge their device while doing just about anything else, but it had a problem: with two Lightning ports, you ...
08:02 am -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget Uber launches internal probe on Asia bribery allegations
Among its many other problems, Uber is facing a federal probe to look into allegations that it broke foreign bribery laws. To figure out what happened exactly and to cooperate with the DOJ, the ride-h...
07:12 am -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget London venue is first to eradicate touts with digital-only tickets
Touts are something you'll no longer see roaming the pavements outside of London's Islington Assembly Hall. The music venue has become the first in the UK to commit entirely to digital ticke...
06:58 am -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget Budweiser offers 150,000 free Lyft round trips
If you're on the lookout for a designated driver this holiday season, a brewery can save the day. Starting today, Budweiser is offering up to 150,000 free round-trip Lyft rides (worth up to $10 e...
06:00 am -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday, September 20th 2017
Hey, good morning!Welcome to your Wednesday. We've got our full verdict on Apple's iPhone 8. You'll have to wait to see how the iPhone X fares, but now Google is the latest company angl...
06:00 am -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget USA Today takes you on a VR tour of Trump's proposed border wall
After a series of experiments with virtual reality, USA Today launched its full-fledged VR news show last year. "VRtually There" (as it's known) followed in the footsteps of similar seg...
04:43 am -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget Twitch Prime brings ad-free streaming to Mexico
Amazon Prime debuted in Mexico earlier this year, and now the subscription service for the retailer's $970 million livestreaming platform is available as well. In case you forgot, Twitch Prime do...
03:45 am -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget Microsoft opens pre-orders for standard Xbox One X
Microsoft's Xbox One X is now available to pre-order. The console, touted as the most powerful ever (that claim excludes PCs, of course), will be out on November 7th worldwide. The company opened...
02:15 am -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget Amazon reportedly working on Alexa-enabled 'smart glasses'
Amazon wants to make Alexa a more formidable competitor to Google Assistant and Siri by letting you put it on your face and take it anywhere, according to a Financial Times report (paywall). The compa...
01:43 am -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget Dual-screen Yota3 is official with a sharper E Ink screen
Well, the wait is finally over. After a teaser back in June, the third-gen dual-screen YotaPhone -- now simply dubbed Yota3 -- was unveiled in China yesterday. Pretty much all the main specs are ident...
12:31 am -04 - Wed, September 20, 2017
Engadget Oculus tweaks VR audio to seem closer and more realistic
Audio can be just as important as visuals if you want to make true-to-life VR experiences. That's why Oculus has introduced changes to the Rift SDK that give developers the power to make spatial ...
11:14 pm -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget Scientists want to explore asteroids with a fleet of nanoprobes
Researchers at the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) presented a mission plan today at the European Planetary Science Congress that would allow scientists to observe hundreds of asteroids over th...
10:22 pm -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget Lilu is a pumping bra that promises more breast milk in less time
Breast pump technology have come a long way from the awkward manual tools of old. Now there are smart pumps that can pump out milk as nursing mothers carry on with their everyday lives; one even won o...
09:31 pm -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget Lyft offers 400 scholarships for online self-driving car course
Online learning portal Udacity launched its first 36-week "nanodegree" course for self-driving car engineering last year. There's a new, introductory course available now as well, focus...
08:44 pm -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget A new company is trying to revive the Skully AR helmet
Last year, Skully, the startup that crowdfunded its AR motorcycle helmet, shut down following many delays, mounting financial woes and an attempted sale to LeEco that didn't go through. But TechC...
08:16 pm -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget Trump's NASA nominee is willing to study climate change... on Mars
Good news: NASA's administrator nominee is fine with studying climate change! Just not Earth's climate change. In answers to a Senate questionnaire, Rep. Jim Bridenstine says it's imp...
07:42 pm -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget Twitter now displays popular articles from your timeline
Twitter keeps looking for ways to improve its service to better meet the needs of its diverse and, er, passionate audience. Last September, code in the Android app pointed to an experimental "twe...
07:02 pm -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget HP's rugged Chromebook x360 convertible is available to all
If you saw HP's Chromebook x360 and yearned for the day when you didn't have to be a student to try it, you now have your chance. HP has made the 11-inch convertible Chrome OS machine availa...
06:33 pm -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget Pee on a postcard to determine if you have a UTI
Among the many startups on display at the TechCrunch Disrupt hall in San Francisco this week are companies focused on health and biotech. The products ranged from smart exercise bikes to breast pumps ...
06:02 pm -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget Now all 'Overwatch' players can visit Junkertown
At Gamescom last month, Blizzard teased fans of its hero shooter Overwatch with a new map: Junkertown. The escort map across the post-nuclear Australian wasteland was opened up to PC test realm player...
05:43 pm -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget Kohl's will now pack and ship Amazon returns for you
A couple of weeks ago, Amazon and Kohl's announced a new partnership, which added spaces in Kohl's stores dedicated to selling hardware like the Echo and Dot smart speakers, called the Amazo...
05:22 pm -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget Electric bus sets record with 1,101-mile trip on a single charge
Think it was impressive when a Tesla club drove a Model S nearly 670 miles? It has nothing on what Proterra just managed. The startup just drove a Catalyst E2 Max electric bus a whopping 1,101.2 miles...
05:02 pm -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget Googles new Chromebook Pixel is reportedly called... the Pixelbook
Google seemingly put the nail in the coffin for its Pixel line of laptops back in February, but rumors surfaced last month that the company might revive the name for a new line of Chromebooks. Today, ...
04:41 pm -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget T-Mobile wont throttle unlimited data until you use 50GB
Carriers throttling user speeds is now the reality we live in, but most mobile plans only squeeze your rate once you've downloaded an arbitrary amount of data. T-Mobile is raising the threshold a...
04:22 pm -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget New 'Wolfenstein' trailer is a reminder to always fight fascism
Nazis are the perfect video game enemy because they have zero redeeming qualities. It's something the Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus development team at Machine Games knows and the marketing de...
04:01 pm -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget Hulu's Live TV service is now available on Roku devices
Hulu's been expanding its Live TV beta rollout alongside that of its newly-redesigned UI, and both are now available on Roku. Users who sign up get the full livestreaming service with over 50 cha...
03:38 pm -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget Apple Music's Android app adds voice search and social features
Apple announced that it would bring your friends' listening habits to Apple Music at WWDC this past summer. iOS users who use the streaming music service will be able to start using the feature a...
03:21 pm -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget Google's mini Home speaker and Pixel 2 XL leak ahead of October event
If Google was trying to keep all its October 4th announcements under wraps, it just failed in spectacular fashion. Droid Life has obtained images and details for three of the headliners, and it'...
03:21 pm -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget Google's mini Home speaker and Pixel 2 XL leak ahead of October event (updated)
If Google was trying to keep all its October 4th announcements under wraps, it just failed in spectacular fashion. Droid Life has obtained images and details for three of the headliners, and it's...
03:03 pm -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget Your local librarys e-books will now show up in Google searches
Google has made life a little easier for those who like to check out e-books from their local library. Now, when you search for a book through Google, results for libraries near you that carry that e-...
02:39 pm -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget Apple's fitness-focused watchOS 4 is available for download
As you might have guessed, iOS 11 isn't the only treat Apple has in store for its mobile device owners. The tech giant has also released watchOS 4, a major update to the Apple Watch that focuses ...
02:20 pm -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget Hilton Honors members can spend their points on Amazon
Folks in the Hilton Honors reward program have a new reason to hoard points: They can now pay with them when shopping on Amazon. Not for everything, mind you, as most digital content (Kindle downloads...
02:02 pm -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget Senate passes bill requiring easy access to public government data
Dreams of making government data easily accessible just came a little closer to reality. The US Senate has passed a defense authorization bill that includes the OPEN Government Data Act, a bipartisan...
01:41 pm -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget HTC Vive ditches the PC thanks to China's cloud VR service
One of the main obstacles to popularizing high-end VR amongst consumers is the total cost of ownership. HTC and Oculus have both done their part recently by slashing the prices of their VR kits to $59...
01:21 pm -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget Twitter suspended over 935,000 terror-related accounts since 2015
In a blog post today about its twice yearly Transparency Report, Twitter outlined some numbers regarding its actions against accounts linked to terrorism. Those include accounts that "actively in...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget YouTube's Twitch-like subscriptions are available to any channel
YouTube just stepped up its efforts to compete with the likes of Twitch and Mixer. As of today, YouTube Gaming's sponsorships (read: paid subscriptions) are open to any eligible creator. So lon...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget iOS 11 is here with improved multitasking and AR
With multitasking, ARKit and more AI smarts, iOS 11 is one of Apple's biggest iOS updates yet. It just started rolling out around the world, so don't be surprised to see a message on your iP...
12:37 pm -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget Lady Gaga's struggles come to light in Netflix documentary trailer
"Paranoia, fear, body pain, anxiety." Lady Gaga's voice is trembling as she describes what she's been dealing with in an interview with Beats 1's Zane Lowe, unintentionally se...
12:15 pm -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget Apple iOS 11 review: A big deal for iPads, but not iPhones
Last year's iOS 10 was all about refining Apple's mobile experience -- it was "like polishing a pearl," I noted at the time. Now, with iOS 11, Apple is focusing even more on its bi...
12:15 pm -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget iOS 11 review: A big deal for iPads, but not iPhones
Last year's iOS 10 was all about refining Apple's mobile experience -- it was "like polishing a pearl," I noted at the time. Now, with iOS 11, Apple is focusing even more on its bi...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget Cue the CleverBot is a coding robot for older kids
Kids' robotics company Wonder Workshop is launching two new robots designed to introduce children to coding in a fun, hands-on way. First up is Cue, the slightly older sibling of the company'...
11:42 am -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget Edmunds uses AR to show how a new car will fit in your garage
As tempting as it may be to buy a massive SUV, there is such a thing as too big. The last thing you want is to find out that a car won't fit in your garage, or that you'll have no room to o...
11:21 am -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget Sprint and T-Mobile might actually be inching closer to a merger
Sprint and T-Mobile have been doing a dance of acquistion and merging for years now, and it looks like all the talk might finally be leading someplace. According to CNBC, the two companies are now act...
11:01 am -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget Make a 3D model of your face with a selfie and AI
It's incredibly difficult to construct a 3D face from a two-dimensional photograph. That's because a single image makes it very hard to approximate different facial expressions across lighti...
10:42 am -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget Self-powered patch monitors glucose levels during exercise
Diabetics could soon have an effective, non-invasive way to measure glucose levels during exercise, thanks to a patch designed by researchers at the State University of New York. The paper-based patch...
10:23 am -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget Roku might be building its own smart speaker
Roku could be next in line to create its very own smart speaker. The company's latest batch of job offers, and recent hires, have got Variety speculating that it may be prepping an Amazon Echo cl...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget Google wants to ensnare readers in its iOS search app
If you want to dive deeply into a particular topic, consider using Google's app for iOS instead of your other browsers. The big G has made it much quicker to find and explore articles and other c...
09:40 am -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier multiplayer will test friendships
Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier is an entirely choice-based game. There are no real heroes or villains among the humans and apes you play as, and no right or wrong paths to take towards the conclusi...
09:21 am -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget Here's everything from Playstation Japan's 2017 press event!
As is tradition, PlayStation kicked off Tokyo Game Show by showcasing most of its announcements days before the full show actually starts. Besides a bunch of limited-edition PS4 and PS4 Pros of varyin...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget TripIt will keep your shared travel plans updated in iMessage
After giving its travel organization app a tidy makeover for iOS and Android last year, TripIt is back with another update. This time it's focussing on iPhone messaging. With the arrival of iOS 1...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget Watch an entire New York City music festival live in VR
NextVR and Live Nation are getting pretty good at covering concerts in VR compared to others, and now they're amping up their ambitions. In partnership with Citi, they'll broadcast the Globa...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget 24 hours with Fitbits first smartwatch
The holiday season is almost upon us, but as you fantasize about the mouthwatering delicacies you're going to put in your bellies, some of you may already be getting ready to shed a few pounds. A...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget Fox readies its VR suite for a key college football matchup
From Super Bowl 51 to the recent Gold Cup broadcasts, Fox Sports has been ramping up its virtual suite tech to let viewers view big sporting events in virtual reality. Now the broadcaster, in associat...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget Amazon's $150 Fire tablet summons Alexa hands-free
To date, Amazon's devices with hands-free voice control have been decidedly static. At last, though, they can go where you do. The internet shopping giant is launching an updated Fire HD 10, and ...
08:14 am -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget Virchybike Lite indoor bike puts you in the heat of the race
Indoor cycling is a great way to get your cardio on without having to dodge traffic, but it can get a little boring. Still, dedicated spin-class bikes like Peloton are expensive (and there's a mo...
07:01 am -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget BioLite's FirePit goes beyond the camping grill
Relaxing and staring at fire is a primordial pleasure, but one that's often isolated to camping trips. It also inevitably leads to burger and hot dog cravings. While your average campfire -- a fl...
07:00 am -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget iPhone 8 and 8 Plus review: Change in small doses
It's no secret that smartphones have tended to get sleeker and less obtrusive over time. Screens are growing, but bezels are shrinking. In a very real way, the boundaries between us and our infor...
07:00 am -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget View Strava workout maps in 3D thanks to Apple's ARKit
Strava has long been a popular choice for running and cycling enthusiasts to track and share their workouts. The service and app can be found on quite a few devices, including Apple Watch, Garmin fitn...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday, September 19th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.We have some bad news from Toys 'R' Us, CCleaner and Equifax, but at least Galaxy S8 owners can disable the Bixby button, and Jerry Seinfeld's lates...
05:22 am -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget US Navy will use Xbox controllers to steer submarine periscopes
The Pentagon might have to buy Xbox controllers en masse in the future if the military ends up using them to control its laser weapons and other equipment. In fact, the US Navy will begin stocking its...
04:19 am -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget 'Zone of the Enders' PS4 remaster adds PSVR support
It's been a while since we've seen or heard anything about Zone of the Enders. The mech classic was created by Hideo Kojima, best known for the Metal Gear series, for the PS2 in 2001. A GBA ...
03:58 am -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget 'Neko Atsume' is coming to PlayStation VR in 2018
Neko Atsume was the smartphone hit where you collected and fed cats. That was... mostly it. It also took over the lives of several of my friends, and was huge enough to warrant a movie spin-off in Jap...
03:24 am -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget Niantic's next AR game after Pokmon Go may use audio cues
Niantic is keen to prove that it's no one-trick pony. The company that brought augmented reality mobile gaming to the masses with Pok&eacute;mon Go is dropping some interesting tidbits about ...
02:01 am -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget Apple slowly lets its 'TV' streaming app expand beyond the US
Apple's 'TV' app has begun showing up outside the US, signaling the start of the rollout it promised during its latest iPhone event. According to MacRumors and 9to5Mac, the app has alre...
12:01 am -04 - Tue, September 19, 2017
Engadget August's latest smart locks warn if you left the door open
If you've lived on this planet long enough, you've probably had that moment where you thought you'd closed the door on your way out, only to find out that it didn't quite shut. But...
11:46 pm -04 - Mon, September 18, 2017
Engadget Get a glimpse of the music behind ultra-hard platformer Cuphead
Cuphead will probably be equally remembered for two things: Its already-infamous punishing difficulty and its gorgeous hand-drawn look. But folks shouldn't count out its delightful big band/swing...
10:42 pm -04 - Mon, September 18, 2017
Engadget Gmail finally turns addresses and phone numbers into links
Next time someone emails you an address, you no longer have to copypaste it on Maps after viewing it on Gmail or Inbox. Google has rolled out an update that gives its mail apps the power to turn addre...
09:40 pm -04 - Mon, September 18, 2017
Engadget NBA 2K18 gets emergency patch to fix data-wiping Xbox One bug
2K Sports' latest basketball title, NBA 2K18, had a serious zero day bug that wiped away user progress, items and in-game currency in the online MyCareer mode. While it reportedly only affects pl...
09:18 pm -04 - Mon, September 18, 2017
Engadget What's on TV: 'Star Trek: Discovery,' 'Transparent'
This week we'll finally get a peek at the newest Star Trek series, as Discovery premieres on CBS, before moving exclusively to streaming via CBS All Access. Speaking of streaming, this week Netfl...
08:22 pm -04 - Mon, September 18, 2017
Engadget Toys R Us might declare bankruptcy soon
Toys 'R' Us might file for bankruptcy as soon as today, according to Bloomberg. That should help the toy giant restructure the $400 million in debt that comes due for it next year, which it ...
08:22 pm -04 - Mon, September 18, 2017
Engadget Toys R Us might declare bankruptcy soon (update: now it has)
Toys 'R' Us might file for bankruptcy as soon as today, according to Bloomberg. That should help the toy giant restructure the $400 million in debt that comes due for it next year, which it ...
08:22 pm -04 - Mon, September 18, 2017
Engadget Toys R Us has declared bankruptcy
Toys 'R' Us might file for bankruptcy as soon as today, according to Bloomberg. That should help the toy giant restructure the $400 million in debt that comes due for it next year, which it ...
07:40 pm -04 - Mon, September 18, 2017
Engadget Red Sox reportedly cheated with a Fitbit, not an Apple Watch
Reports that the Boston Red Sox cheated in games with an Apple Watch may have been slightly off the mark. A source speaking to Boston Globe baseball writer Nick Cafardo claims that the team used a Fi...
07:09 pm -04 - Mon, September 18, 2017
Engadget Pi can wirelessly charge your phone from a short distance
Despite Apple finally releasing phones with wireless charging, the technology has actually been around for several years. And the fact is, charging via a pad is still kind of a pain -- you can't ...
06:27 pm -04 - Mon, September 18, 2017
Engadget Facebook moderators were reportedly not prepared to catch Russian ads
Facebook's admission that Russian-linked advertisers spent $100,000 on ads leading up to and after the 2016 presidential election has led to serious questions about their effects. But how did the...
05:55 pm -04 - Mon, September 18, 2017
Engadget Verizon cutoffs mark an uncertain future for rural customers
Last week, some Verizon customers in rural areas received unexpected news. The carrier would be terminating their service as of October 17th, because they were using a "significant amount of data...
05:34 pm -04 - Mon, September 18, 2017
Engadget Pepe the Frog creator battles the 'alt-right' through copyright law
Pepe the Frog creator Matt Furie has long been unhappy with how the "alt-right" hijacked his friendly amphibian for hateful memes, going so far as to declare their uses "illegal" a...
05:03 pm -04 - Mon, September 18, 2017
Engadget Color's breast and ovarian cancer DNA test is $99 through October
During Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month (September) and Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October), genetic testing company Color is reducing the price of its new BRCA Test. The test -- which looks for mut...
04:41 pm -04 - Mon, September 18, 2017
Engadget PGA Tour taps Intel for VR coverage of six upcoming tournaments
Intel has been powering virtual reality sports viewing for some time now. The chip maker has enabled VR for the Olympics, Major League Baseball and the National Football League, and has taken virtual ...
04:22 pm -04 - Mon, September 18, 2017
Engadget Shure puts its pro-audio chops to work in $100 Bluetooth earbuds
Shure, the UK audio company that made its bones early in the middle of the 20th century with its iconic Unidyne grill microphones, got into producing high-end earphones and headsets in the late 1990s....
04:01 pm -04 - Mon, September 18, 2017
Engadget Lyft thinks it can fix Los Angeles traffic with fewer lanes
For the past several decades, cities have designed streets around the assumption that they'll be used for personal cars. If you need a poster child for this, you just have to look at Los Angeles...
03:40 pm -04 - Mon, September 18, 2017
Engadget Intel's self-driving tech will make Waymo vehicles fully autonomous
Intel has been so committed to break into the self-driving car market that it bought autonomous techmaker MobilEye for $15 billion earlier this year. While Intel's tech has powered Waymo's t...
03:21 pm -04 - Mon, September 18, 2017
Engadget Equifax stock sales prompt DOJ investigation for insider trading
Things are about to get even worse for Equifax, and rightfully so. According to reports from Bloomberg, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) has opened a criminal investigation into Equifax officials�...
03:03 pm -04 - Mon, September 18, 2017
Engadget Apples Venmo-like money transfers will arrive after iOS 11
A new payment service from Apple is set to launch sometime this fall through iOS 11 and watchOS 4 updates. Apple Pay Cash will allow Apple device users to transfer money between each other within Mess...
02:42 pm -04 - Mon, September 18, 2017
Engadget PS4 and Xbox owners were able to play 'Fortnite' together
You know how Sony is adamant about not allowing cross-platform play between PlayStation 4, Switch and Xbox One? Well, something interesting happened in Epic Games' Fortnite over the weekend: Xbox...
02:26 pm -04 - Mon, September 18, 2017
Engadget Microsoft is holding a Mixed Reality event on October 3rd
In case it wasn't already clear that Microsoft is big on the concept of mixed reality (read: augmented and virtual reality), the company is about to drive the point home. It's inviting the ...
02:02 pm -04 - Mon, September 18, 2017
Engadget 'Minecraft' adds 'Oregon Trail' to teach kids about frontier life
If you went to school in the US in the early 1990s, chances are you have fond memories of playing the computer game The Oregon Trail. Now, schoolchildren around the world will be able to replicate tha...
01:39 pm -04 - Mon, September 18, 2017
Engadget Apple's iPhone screen repair prices are now $20 higher
Some Reddit users reported yesterday that Apple has increased its screen repair prices for certain iPhone models. Fixing a broken iPhone 6s or 7 screen will now cost $149, up from $129. And repairs fo...
01:18 pm -04 - Mon, September 18, 2017
Engadget China is clamping down on smaller bitcoin trading channels
China's crackdown on bitcoin could extend well past big commercial exchanges. Wall Street Journal sources claim that the country is leaning toward a "comprehensive" ban on bitcoin trad...
12:59 pm -04 - Mon, September 18, 2017
Engadget 'Half-Life 2' mod puts the sequel inside of the original
The chances of us getting Half-Life 3 or, hell, even Half-Life 2: Episode 3 seem about as likely as the Detroit Lions winning the Super Bowl at this point. To help take some of that sting off, a group...
12:38 pm -04 - Mon, September 18, 2017
Engadget A new microscope can quickly generate 3D images of living organisms
A new microscope created by researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid has the ability to take fast 3D images, making it easier to observe cells in living animals over time. For example, Jorge Ri...
12:19 pm -04 - Mon, September 18, 2017
Engadget Apple Musics Clive Davis documentary premieres October 3rd
The documentary film Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives, which opened the Tribeca Film Festival in April and was picked up by Apple, will premiere on Apple Music on October 3rd. The film is base...
12:01 pm -04 - Mon, September 18, 2017
Engadget British Airways will power some of its jets with trash
British Airways is taking a cue from Doc Brown for how it'll fuel its next generation of aircraft. No, not by bolting a flux capacitor inside the cockpit, but by turning to garbage for fuel. The ...
11:41 am -04 - Mon, September 18, 2017
Engadget Sprint's updated deal gives you a 'free' iPhone 8 with a trade-in
Sprint's initial iPhone 8 offer was fine, but nothing special: you could get half off the price of an 18-month device lease. It's ready to sweeten the pot, however. It just launched an updat...
11:22 am -04 - Mon, September 18, 2017
Engadget Spotify streams inside Waze on iOS to reduce driving distractions
Listening to tunes and navigating are two things we do a lot in cars, so the recent, unusual tie-up between Spotify and Waze made sense. In effect, you can control Spotify playlists from within Waze, ...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, September 18, 2017
Engadget Lyft requests will light up phones for deaf drivers
Back in April, Lyft launched features that made its system easier to use by deaf drivers and those who are hard of hearing. Now, it's adding a couple more to celebrate National Deaf Awareness Mon...
10:42 am -04 - Mon, September 18, 2017
Engadget Northrop Grumman joins the space race with $7.8 billion acquisition
Today, Orbital ATK announced that defense contractor Northrop Grumman will acquire it for $7.8 billion in cash, with an additional $1.4 billion in debt. Orbital ATK builds rockets and constructs satel...
10:23 am -04 - Mon, September 18, 2017
Engadget Hackers slipped malware into popular PC software CCleaner
A popular PC-cleaning software used by over 130 million people put users at risk after hackers were able to insert malware into legitimate downloads. Piriform's CCleaner, owned by antivirus provi...
10:03 am -04 - Mon, September 18, 2017
Engadget Googles mobile wallet for India uses sound for money transfers
After weeks of rumors, Google has officially released its payments app in India. Tez (Hindi for "fast") is a mobile wallet that seems like a blend between Android Pay and PayPal. Users can l...
09:44 am -04 - Mon, September 18, 2017
Engadget Porsche's Mission E pricing might give Tesla buyers pause
Porsche boss Oliver Blume has dropped some details about the Porsche Mission E that should perk up the ears of EV and sports car fans. The all-electric vehicle will look much like the dramatically-sty...
09:22 am -04 - Mon, September 18, 2017
Engadget Researchers estimate the human cost of emissions cheating
We've known for a while that there is a link between the emissions coming out of a car's tailpipe and various cardiovascular conditions. In fact, diesel cars are significantly worse for peop...
09:22 am -04 - Mon, September 18, 2017
Engadget Researchers estimate the human cost of emissions cheating (updated)
We've known for a while that there is a link between the emissions coming out of a car's tailpipe and various cardiovascular conditions. In fact, diesel cars are significantly worse for peop...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, September 18, 2017
Engadget XPRIZEs five education software finalists help kids teach themselves
Millions of children around the world don't have access to basic education, such as reading, writing and arithmetic skills, and the problem is only getting worse. XPRIZE is looking to do somethin...
08:00 am -04 - Mon, September 18, 2017
Engadget Kevin Hart made a family-friendly mobile game
Kevin Hart cultivates a brand of relentless positivity.The comedian and actor makes motivational Snapchats from the gym at 5:30AM, trumpets his Laugh Out Loud streaming network as a place for upcoming...
07:02 am -04 - Mon, September 18, 2017
Engadget Galaxy S8 owners can finally disable the Bixby button
I really dig my Galaxy S8 smartphone, but for one thing: the incredibly annoying Bixby assistant. Now, Samsung will let you disable the dedicated Bixby key, making it much harder to summon the helper ...
06:00 am -04 - Mon, September 18, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Monday, September 18th 2017
Monday is back, with a vengeance. Over the weekend, people have unearthed NES games inside the Switch, and MIT researchers are cramming a bunch of vaccines into a single jab. So, this morning it'...
04:31 am -04 - Mon, September 18, 2017
Engadget Al Jazeeras Snapchat channel blocked in Saudi Arabia
Al Jazeera's Snapchat presence is the latest casualty in the ongoing diplomatic crisis between Qatar and its neighbors in the Middle East. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Snap has block...
02:31 am -04 - Mon, September 18, 2017
Engadget Nintendo's Switch is secretly hiding a copy of NES 'Golf'
Much to the joy of its acolytes, Nintendo recently promised to revive the NES Classic Edition in 2018. But, the nostalgia trip doesn't end there. As it turns out, the company's latest consol...
12:58 am -04 - Mon, September 18, 2017
Engadget DNA 'robots' could sort molecules in your blood
Robots are already good at sorting things, so wouldn't it be nice if they could sort things out on a much smaller scale? They might soon. Caltech researchers have developed a 'robot' ...
11:26 pm -04 - Sun, September 17, 2017
Engadget 'The Handmaid's Tale' wins big for Hulu at the Emmy Awards
The Handmaid's Tale continues to be an awards magnet for Hulu. The show won the coveted "Outstanding Drama Series" Emmy Award tonight -- a first for any streaming offering -- following ...
09:59 pm -04 - Sun, September 17, 2017
Engadget Satellites help predict malaria outbreaks months in advance
Malaria is one of the greatest health threats in tropical regions like the Amazon, but predicting its spread is difficult. While it's no secret that mosquitoes prefer warm air and standing pools ...
08:35 pm -04 - Sun, September 17, 2017
Engadget 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' smashes Steam's peak user record
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has broken another Steam record, and this time it might stick. The battle royale shooter just surpassed Valve's Dota 2 to claim the all-time record for peak pl...
07:02 pm -04 - Sun, September 17, 2017
Engadget California shelves law barring internet providers from sharing data
If you were hoping a state legislature would effectively override the federal bill rolling back internet privacy rules, you'll have to keep waiting. California's legislature has ended its se...
05:33 pm -04 - Sun, September 17, 2017
Engadget 'Battleborn' is winding down months after going free-to-play
Battleborn's move to a free-to-play model doesn't appear to have helped its chances. Gearbox has revealed that it's winding down work on the hero-based team shooter as the studio shift...
04:01 pm -04 - Sun, September 17, 2017
Engadget AI can detect Alzheimer's 10 years before symptoms show up
Various researchers around the globe are developing ways to detect Alzheimer's as early as possible. After all, early detection gives people the power seek treatment that can slow down the condit...
02:32 pm -04 - Sun, September 17, 2017
Engadget Instagram automatically plays all video sound once it's turned on
Instagram's silence when automatically playing videos is meant to avoid any rude surprises (especially for those around you), but that courtesy might extend too far for some. What if you're ...
01:31 pm -04 - Sun, September 17, 2017
Engadget Tesla envisions mobile EV battery swapping machines
Tesla has filed a patent application for a machine that will enable technicians to swap EV battery packs in as little as 15 minutes. The EV-maker initially toyed with the idea of building rigs that ca...
12:15 pm -04 - Sun, September 17, 2017
Engadget The best handheld vacuum
By Liam McCabeThis post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editorial picks, it...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, September 17, 2017
Engadget After Math: Planet smashers
It was a bittersweet week for the folks at Pasadena's Jet Propulsion Lab. One one hand, their $3.4 billion Saturn orbiter plunged to its mechanical demise in the suffocating atmosphere of the pla...
08:30 am -04 - Sun, September 17, 2017
Engadget Ben Heck's mini pinball: All about the control board
So here's where the team is at with the control board for their miniature pinball machine: Felix has put together a prototype board with the Arduino and Teensy microcontrollers, which will contro...
02:19 am -04 - Sun, September 17, 2017
Engadget Facebook hands Russia-backed ads to election investigators
Those Russia-linked Facebook ads are more than just a reason for concern -- they could play an important role in one of the largest investigations in recent memory. CNN sources understand that Facebo...
10:15 pm -04 - Sat, September 16, 2017
Engadget Amazon tests one-hour delivery for your fashion show picks
Ever seen a style at a fashion show that you wish you could wear out the same night? Amazon might just fulfill your wishes. It's testing an option that delivers highlights from Nicopanda's...
08:42 pm -04 - Sat, September 16, 2017
Engadget Electric car prototype is built for Africa's rural roads
With a few exceptions, most electric cars are delicate, expensive creatures designed for paved streets and well-heeled early adopters. And that makes them ill-suited to rural Africa -- many roads awa...
07:10 pm -04 - Sat, September 16, 2017
Engadget Pirate Bay 'borrows' visitor CPUs to mine virtual coins
Piracy websites can't really depend on ads, so how do they make money? By using your PC's processor cycles, apparently -- whether you want to or not. Visitors to The Pirate Bay have discov...
05:39 pm -04 - Sat, September 16, 2017
Engadget Nikon is making a full-frame mirrorless camera
To say Nikon has been conservative with mirrorless cameras would be an understatement. While most of its rivals have embraced mirrorless (even a cautious company like Canon takes them seriously), Nik...
04:06 pm -04 - Sat, September 16, 2017
Engadget Wind energy mines digital cash to support climate research
Climate change is frequently described as a vicious cycle that depletes the very resources needed to fight it. In the case of Julian Oliver's latest project, however, it could almost be described...
02:38 pm -04 - Sat, September 16, 2017
Engadget MIT combines several vaccines in a single injection
Someday, kids might only have to endure a single jab to get the benefits of several vaccines, thanks to a new technology by a team of MIT engineers. They've created a method that allows a single ...
01:07 pm -04 - Sat, September 16, 2017
Engadget A Chinese tech giant tried to buy Spotify
Spotify is known for being fiercely independent, but that go-it-alone attitude might have been put to the test in the past several months. A TechCrunch source understands that Spotify rejected a buyou...
11:39 am -04 - Sat, September 16, 2017
Engadget Advertisers are upset with Safari's new anti-tracking features
One of the lesser talked about announcements from Apple's WWDC event is that High Sierra's Safari will have something called "Intelligent Tracking Prevention," which uses machine l...
10:00 am -04 - Sat, September 16, 2017
Engadget Recommended Reading: Why Cassini had to be destroyed
Analysis: Why Nasa's Cassini Probe Had to Be DestroyedFedor Kossakovski,PBSBy now, you've likely read a bit about NASA's Cassini probe plunging into Saturn to end its tour of duty this ...
08:00 am -04 - Sat, September 16, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the weekend. Apple's big hardware event dominated the week's news, but it wasn't the only thing going down. We're still dealing with...
04:58 am -04 - Sat, September 16, 2017
Engadget Meet Rembrandt in this Samsung Gear VR experience
The best thing about VR experiences is that they can take you to fantastical places -- or meet people you'll never get to meet in real life, like Dutch master Rembrandt. Oculus has teamed up with...
01:23 am -04 - Sat, September 16, 2017
Engadget Nike's 'NBA Connected' jerseys tap into the game with NFC tags
Nike is the new apparel maker for the NBA and tonight it officially rolled out updated jerseys for the teams. They're specially constructed to keep players cool and allow for freedom of movement,...
10:56 pm -04 - Fri, September 15, 2017
Engadget Now Essential's Android phone will work on Verizon too
Despite being a retail exclusive at Sprint, the Essential PH-1 has arrived as an unlocked device. However, as mobile fans are unfortunately familiar with, certification with one particular network is ...
10:01 pm -04 - Fri, September 15, 2017
Engadget Virgin Mobile's US stores get the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus a week late
Virgin Mobile's US stores will get both the standard iPhone 8 and Plus models on September 29th. That's a full week after every other major American carrier gets the device, which is rough f...
09:32 pm -04 - Fri, September 15, 2017
Engadget NBC CEO claims Facebook has 'no respect' for pro content
NBC CEO Steve Burke talked to The Information about the current state of the media industry and seemed very unimpressed by Facebook's video efforts. While the social network just launched the Wat...
08:49 pm -04 - Fri, September 15, 2017
Engadget T-Mobile confirms the new Apple Watch will get LTE speeds
The Apple Watch Series 3 comes with built-in LTE, but as MacRumors pointed out, T-Mobile's add-on $10 wearable plan limits devices to 512kb/s connections. Tonight T-Mobile CEO John Legere announc...
07:28 pm -04 - Fri, September 15, 2017
Engadget Microsoft Pix uses AI to make whiteboard photos useable images
Microsoft's Pix sets itself apart from other camera apps by using the power of artificial intelligence to correct your photos, learning new tricks over time. It can do things like add artistic fl...
06:02 pm -04 - Fri, September 15, 2017
Engadget Equifax's chief security and information officers are out
Equifax's Chief Security Officer Susan Mauldin and Chief Information Officer David Webb have both left the company as it deals with the fallout from a months-long hacking campaign that compromise...
05:42 pm -04 - Fri, September 15, 2017
Engadget Amazon is building a haunted house to hype its spooky 'Lore' series
Amazon's podcast-turned-series Lore is launching on Friday, October 13th, just in time for pre-Halloween fun. But the online shopping has more up its sleeve to get folks in the right spooky holid...
05:23 pm -04 - Fri, September 15, 2017
Engadget PUBG has banned over 150,000 cheaters since March
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has become incredibly popular in the few months it has been available on Steam Early Access. In August, it overtook Dota 2 as the game with the most simultaneous pla...
05:02 pm -04 - Fri, September 15, 2017
Engadget Apple bans misleading apps on iOS
As soon as you get your shiny new iPhone 8, you'll probably want to download some apps. So Apple took the opportunity to update its developer app review guidelines to make sure the App Store is i...
04:41 pm -04 - Fri, September 15, 2017
Engadget Study says Apple data-mining safeguards don't protect privacy enough
During last year's WWDC in June 2016, Apple noted it would be adopting some degree of differential privacy methods to ensure privacy while the company mined user data on iOS and Mac OS. In short,...
04:23 pm -04 - Fri, September 15, 2017
Engadget Twitter also has a problem with ads targeted towards hate speech
ProPublica found that Facebook allows ads to be targeted at users based on antisemitic keywords and BuzzFeed has reported that Google similarly allows ads to be targeted through racist and hateful phr...
04:03 pm -04 - Fri, September 15, 2017
Engadget Facebook opens a new AI research lab in Montreal
Facebook's Artificial Intelligence Research team is expanding. The company announced a brand new AI lab that just opened in Montreal, which joins the network of existing labs based in Menlo Park,...
03:42 pm -04 - Fri, September 15, 2017
Engadget Senate bill calls for free credit freezes after Equifax breach
US Senator Elizabeth Warren and a handful of her Democratic peers have introduced a bill intended to give consumers more control over the information collected by credit-reporting agencies including E...
03:21 pm -04 - Fri, September 15, 2017
Engadget Google has targeted ads based on hate speech, too
Yesterday, ProPublica released a report on its investigation into the sorts of ad categories Facebook makes available to advertisers. It found that the website allowed it to target ads to users based ...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 15, 2017
Engadget How Bodega typifies Silicon Valleys cultural ignorance
On Wednesday a story about two ex-Google employees receiving an obscene amount of money for a bad idea hit social media and was met with a level of outrage you could feel through the screen. If you�...
02:43 pm -04 - Fri, September 15, 2017
Engadget Ford invests in Michigan's autonomous car testing grounds
Ford might not be the first name that comes to mind when you think of autonomous vehicles (unless you really like Domino's pizza), but that doesn't mean the automaker is sitting by while eve...
02:19 pm -04 - Fri, September 15, 2017
Engadget 'Destiny 2' studio explains how a hate symbol made it into the game
Earlier this week, Destiny 2 developer Bungie announced that it had become aware of some armor in the game that looked a lot like a symbol used by white supremacists. The company apologized, noted tha...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 15, 2017
Engadget The best monitor arms
By Anna PerlingThis 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...
01:39 pm -04 - Fri, September 15, 2017
Engadget NPR's biggest podcasts are available on the iHeartRadio app
There's a new place to listen to your favorite NPR podcasts: the iHeartRadio app. A press release says that Fresh Air, How I Built This, Invisibilia, Planet Money and Up First will be available v...
01:18 pm -04 - Fri, September 15, 2017
Engadget Alphabet reportedly considers a $1 billion Lyft investment
Alphabet's autonomous driving aspirations are pretty well-known at this point. The company formerly known as Google owns Waymo, and as a way to further its interests in the space, it's appar...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 15, 2017
Engadget The missing trade war against Chinas digital protectionism
Earlier this summer, the Trump administration took its first concrete step toward what some think could turn into an all-out trade war with China. The product that it put an import tax on? Aluminum fo...
12:41 pm -04 - Fri, September 15, 2017
Engadget A nanoparticle-coated skin patch could treat obesity and diabetes
A new study out today in ACS Nano presents an interesting and effective way to reduce fat stores in the body. Researchers at Columbia University and the University of North Carolina showed that a patc...
12:22 pm -04 - Fri, September 15, 2017
Engadget Cassini mission ends with final plunge into Saturn
At around 7:31 AM eastern time, the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft disintegrated and plunged into Saturn, becoming the only man-made object ever to touch our solar system's second largest planet. &qu...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 15, 2017
Engadget Fitness wearables will soon diagnose by design, not by chance
Apple has been very busy. This week, on the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, the company unveiled a 4K-ready Apple TV, three new phones and a campus and theater dedicated to late founder Steve Jobs. It...
11:42 am -04 - Fri, September 15, 2017
Engadget Stroll down The Emmys red carpet live on Facebook
For those planning to watch the Emmy Awards this Sunday, CBS and the Television Academy have put together a slew of different ways for you to experience the event. As Variety reports, with content on ...
11:21 am -04 - Fri, September 15, 2017
Engadget Samsungs Galaxy Note 8 hits stores today
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 fans, the day is here. The phone hits stores today after breaking series pre-order records in the US and abroad. Samsung announced earlier this week that it sold over 650,000 pho...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, September 15, 2017
Engadget 'Travis Strikes Again' puts 15 indie titles in one Suda51 game
Nintendo went all out this week showcasing a slew of high-profile games heading to the Switch, 3DS and 2DS -- titles like Doom, Wolfenstein II and Pokemon Gold. But, just last month, Nintendo was all ...
10:38 am -04 - Fri, September 15, 2017
Engadget Nissan and Mitsubishi to launch 12 EVs and a 'robo' ride service
Renault-Nissan and Mitsubishi are joining forces to produce electric and hybrid cars and become "a global leader in ride-hailing services," they announced. The group, called Alliance 2022, w...
10:19 am -04 - Fri, September 15, 2017
Engadget Chrome will make autoplay videos less annoying in 2018
Over the next few months, Chrome will gain abilities to minimize the impact of annoying autoplay videos until they no longer make you want to hurl your laptop across the room. Starting in January next...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, September 15, 2017
Engadget The Engadget Podcast Ep 42: Everything Apple
Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that Apple held a keynote at its glass-empaneled new "spaceship" campus this week, during which it announced a boatload of stuff. So muc...
09:45 am -04 - Fri, September 15, 2017
Engadget The cost of off-peak UberPool trips is going up in London
Uber is quietly increasing the prices of some journeys in and around the London area, the ride-hailing service revealed in an email to drivers. In an attempt to pad the wallets of drivers during slow ...
09:39 am -04 - Fri, September 15, 2017
Engadget 'Cowboy Bebop' director made a 'Blade Runner' animated short
Over 35 years since Blade Runner came out, its sequel is almost upon us. Blade Runner: 2049 hits theaters in less than a month. And (depending on who you ask) it's either been too long a wait, or...
09:31 am -04 - Fri, September 15, 2017
Engadget UK police are using detection dogs that can sniff out USB drives
Devon &amp; Cornwall and Dorset Police have begun utilising special FBI-trained sniffer dogs that have been specifically trained to detect hidden storage devices. Police dogs Tweed, a 19-month-old...
09:18 am -04 - Fri, September 15, 2017
Engadget You can disable the iPhone X's FaceID if you're in trouble
Ever since Apple unveiled the iPhone X with FaceID, people have been asking the same, very pertinent question. What if some mugger or unscrupulous cop snatches the device out of your hands and points ...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, September 15, 2017
Engadget What's next for NASA as Cassini's mission comes to a close
After nearly two decades in space and 11 years studying Saturn (and its myriad of moons), the Cassini spacecraft ended its mission at roughly 6:30 am Eastern on Friday, when it slammed into the gas gi...
08:30 am -04 - Fri, September 15, 2017
Engadget Motorola reveals which phones will get Android Oreo
Can't wait to get Google's shiny new mobile platform? If you have a Motorola, cross your fingers that you own one of its 10 devices getting the software update. Otherwise, you might have to ...
08:02 am -04 - Fri, September 15, 2017
Engadget Apple readies its 4K movie catalog for Apple TV pre-orders
If you're sweet on the latest Apple TV, you're probably also planning on stocking up on 4K downloads. After all, the bump in pixels is its biggest draw. And, if you head to iTunes right now,...
07:45 am -04 - Fri, September 15, 2017
Engadget ITVs new celebrity show uses social media to mug off the public
This year, I became a genuine Love Island fan. I'm no stranger to the show, but have previously watched as a voyeur, convincing myself that although I might not be as pretty as these people, I to...
07:00 am -04 - Fri, September 15, 2017
Engadget Pre-order your Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus now
Journalists are torn about whether consumers should get the pricey iPhone 8 or 8 Plus or the pricier, but new and exciting iPhone X. You can now vote with their wallet, as the two new iPhone 8s (but n...
06:00 am -04 - Fri, September 15, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, September 15th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Did you get your iThing pre-order in? The Apple Store is open and selling most of the items just announced -- but not the iPhone X. Of course, there's at leas...
05:20 am -04 - Fri, September 15, 2017
Engadget Google sources short video clips to go inside Google Maps
Beyond satellite imagery and Street View cars, Google has used Local Guides to add a personal touch to its Maps. Until recently the group of users updated information, uploaded still images and submit...
03:40 am -04 - Fri, September 15, 2017
Engadget Google sued by female ex-employees over pay discrimination
Google's salary practices are back in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. Three women who worked for the company are suing over gender-based wage discrimination. The plaintiffs claim Google ...
02:09 am -04 - Fri, September 15, 2017
Engadget Portland finds Uber used 'Greyball' to evade 16 authorities
Portland is done investigating Uber's use of the infamous 'Greyball' tool in the city. The results? According to Reuters, authorities have discovered that the ride-hailing service used ...
12:41 am -04 - Fri, September 15, 2017
Engadget Facebook allowed advertisers to target anti-Semites
As yet another proof that the Facebook ad network algorithm needs a lot of work, ProPublica has discovered that it allowed advertisers to target anti-Semites. When you buy ads on Facebook, the system ...
11:03 pm -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget Assassins Creed trailer reveals mysterious Egyptian enemies
We got our first look at Assassin's Creed: Origins at E3 this past summer. The latest installment of the big-budget title from Ubisoft is set to release on all major platforms October 27th, and w...
10:02 pm -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget IBM's simulated molecule could lead to drug and energy advances
IBM's quantum computer has made a small advance that could ultimately lead to a major chemistry breakthrough. A team of IBM researchers has successfully used IBM Q to accurately simulate the mole...
09:01 pm -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget Google Earth VR gets new Street View images
Google announced today that it's adding Street View to the Google Earth VR experience. With a new update, users can check out Street View images from 85 countries provided by the Street View team...
08:03 pm -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget Amazon waves goodbye to its one-click purchase patent
Way back in 1999, Amazon patented a feature that soon became iconic: One-click purchasing. Who knows how impulse buys were committed thanks to this innovation bypassing the normal online checkout proc...
07:19 pm -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget Play 'Overwatch' for free yet again this weekend
Looking to play popular team-based shooter Overwatch but don't want to spring for the actual game? You're in luck this weekend, then, as Blizzard's cartoonish and charming FPS is coming...
06:43 pm -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget Nike's secret weapon against sneaker bots: Augmented reality
As resellers of coveted Nike shoes continue to use bots, automated systems that can make purchases faster than humans, the company has been trying to find ways to stop them. And while doing things lik...
06:12 pm -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget Japan's latest robot is a puppy that sniffs out stinky feet
The Japanese take body odor very seriously. So much so, in fact, that companies in Japan host seminars on "smell harassment." Impeccable hygiene also extends to the home, where people are ex...
05:51 pm -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget Xbox Ones Intelligent Delivery system will free up hard drive space
Microsoft has been working on a new feature for Xbox One and Xbox One X that stands to save users a ton of storage space. Called Intelligent Delivery, the system allows for game data to be sorted into...
05:33 pm -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget Facebook is testing a temporary unfollow option for your News Feed
Facebook is testing out a new feature that would let users temporarily unfollow a friend or a Page. TechCrunch noticed a Snooze option today, which a Facebook spokesperson confirmed to us is in testin...
05:20 pm -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Harmony Elite and Google Home bundle is now $280
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, September 14, 2017
Engadget Spotify's iMessage app shares clips of your favorite songs
Spotify has gotten into a variety of non-Spotify apps lately, from an integration with crowd-sourced traffic app, Waze to Facebook Messenger. Now you can send and receive tracks from the streaming mus...
04:47 pm -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget Mitsubishi electric delivery trucks are headed to the US
Tesla's long been teasing the unveiling (with test rides!) of its electric big rigs next month, and other automakers like Cummins and Mercedes have made sure to introduce their own EV truck initi...
04:31 pm -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget Bose's next headphones may include Google Assistant
When Bose accidentally leaked a new pair of headphones in an email newsletter of all places, no one quite knew what the cans' mysterious action button was for. Well, now we do: activating Google ...
04:15 pm -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget Facebook may still not know full extent of Russian ad buys
It's been just over a week since Facebook admitted to discovering that it sold $100,000 in ads to hundreds of fake pages and accounts that were both related to each other and apparently run from ...
03:02 pm -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget The FTC is investigating Equifax's data breach
It's been a long week for Equifax, sure, but that's to say nothing about the 143 million consumers affected by the massive financial data breach. In a move that should bode well for the latt...
02:41 pm -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget AT&T's buy one get one free deal on the iPhone 8 has a big caveat
With the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus models ready for pre-order on Friday, various carriers are letting their respective deals loose. AT&amp;T has a couple of options for its customers. The first, beginni...
02:21 pm -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget NSA once spied on your *NSYNC downloads from Kazaa
A nostalgic new cache of Edward Snowden files shows the National Security Agency (NSA) has been snooping online for a lot longer than you may think. While you were listening to Enya on your state-of-t...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget Nine of Cassinis most exciting discoveries about Saturn
Saturn is something of a solar system unto itself (minus the requisite sun). It's surrounded by 53 confirmed moons and another 9 "moonlets," tiny worlds that are among the most exotic a...
01:46 pm -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget Why the Honda Urban EV concept is a success
One of the big surprises at this year's Frankfurt auto show is the Honda Urban EV concept. Not only was Honda able to keep the car under wraps right up to the reveal, but the styling was a signif...
01:30 pm -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget How Electroloom's clothes-printing revolution died
What happens to all of those startups that get their five minutes in the spotlight before disappearing into the ether? In the hard-nosed world of technology, a thousand such enterprises will fall befo...
01:16 pm -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget Sperm microscope may help nanobots navigate human bodies
Scientists have developed a microscope that allows them to track sperm movements in 3D, which could benefit the understanding of both fertility treatment and micro-robotics. The device is made up of i...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget Follow Cassinis final moments before it plunges into Saturn
For the last thirteen years, Cassini has been orbiting Saturn, sending back extraordinary images and data from the ringed planet and its moons. But now, it's time to say goodbye. Tomorrow, Septem...
12:45 pm -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget GoPro's Hero6 camera may feature 4K 60 FPS recording
GoPro is inching toward profitability, and its new Hero6 Black might finally bring the action-cam maker into the black. Spotted by a Photo Rumors reader, the camera will apparently capture 4K 60 FPS v...
12:30 pm -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget Parrots Mambo FPV mini quadcopter gives you a drones eye view
If you're a fan of racing drones, then you may want to pay attention to Parrot's latest product release. The drone company has announced the Parrot Mambo FPV, a minidrone equipped with a fir...
12:14 pm -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget Samsung has a $300 million fund aimed at smarter cars
Samsung is planning to get ahead in the connected car market with a new $300 million fund focused entirely on auto-related startups and technologies. The Samsung Automotive Innovation Fund has been ea...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget What we're playing: 'Mario Rabbids,' 'Overwatch' and 'Splatoon 2'
Welcome back to Gaming IRL, a monthly segment where several editors talk about what they've been playing in their downtime. This month, it all falls apart, as two of us admit to basically playing...
11:39 am -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget Xbox One will soon capture your epic plays in full HD
Along with its other upgrades, the souped-up Xbox One X will come with 4K recording from the get go. Meanwhile, owners of Microsoft's standard console are still dealing with 720p resolution at 30...
11:22 am -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget Apple questioned about Face ID security by the US Senate
A lot of people quickly raised concerns about privacy and security the moment Apple revealed iPhone X and its Face ID feature. Edward Snowden, for instance, thinks it normalizes face scanning, "a...
10:58 am -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget Facebook's 'Crisis Repsonse' provides info during a disaster
Last year, it was reported that Facebook was working on an always-ready crisis hub that would bring together its Safety Check feature with posts and videos relating to an ongoing emergency. Today, it ...
10:58 am -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget Facebook's 'Crisis Response' provides info during a disaster
Last year, it was reported that Facebook was working on an always-ready crisis hub that would bring together its Safety Check feature with posts and videos relating to an ongoing emergency. Today, it ...
10:41 am -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget Apple says too many faces ruined its Face ID stage demo
When Apple OS chief Craig Federighi tried to demo Face ID on stage during Cupertini's annual iPhone event, it didn't quite work as he expected. "Your passcode is required to enable Face...
10:18 am -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget Snapchat adds 3D Bitmoji to its augmented reality features
Last year, Snapchat bought Bitstrips, the company behind those now-ubiquitous Bitmoji you see everywhere. And Snapchat has also been working on World Lenses, which use AR to apply filters and emoji to...
10:01 am -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget Voter registration websites make some records vulnerable
Those government websites that allow you to change voter registration details might seem convenient, but they also make you vulnerable to ID theft and could be used to manipulate elections. That'...
09:30 am -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget Hyperloop One is closer to deciding its first planned route
One of the ways that Hyperloop One is working out which routes it wants to build is through its "Global Challenge" program. It is, essentially, an X-Factor style competition in which candida...
09:15 am -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget Overwatch player toxicity is delaying game updates
As with many other popular multiplayer videogames, toxicity is a real issue. Some players make it their sole mission to grief teammates, while others threaten to throw the game if they don't get ...
09:07 am -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget UK publishes first draft of new, stricter data protection laws
The UK's Data Protection Act 1998 is staring retirement in the face, as the government has now published the first draft of the new Data Protection Bill designed to replace it. We actually know q...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget Dell's $350 Windows Mixed Reality 'Visor' is now up for pre-order
Dell is finally ready to show you Microsoft's mixed reality vision. The electronics maker has started taking pre-orders for its $350 Windows Mixed Reality headset called Visor, which it showcased...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget 'Adventure Time' role-playing battles come to your smartphone
There are more than a few Adventure Time mobile games out there, but deep games? Not as many. However, YouGnome and Cartoon Network want to improve this state of affairs. They've just launched...
08:31 am -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget MoviePass is struggling to keep up with all its new members
Despite the sluggish summer box office, it seems plenty of people are still interested in going to the movies. As long as it comes cheap, that is. Last month, MoviePass launched a $9.95 no contract, u...
08:14 am -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget Google's next Pixel smartphones arrive October 4th
The next-gen Pixel smartphones will be launched on October 4th, just a day before rumors predicted, according a new Google YouTube video (below). The search giant hasn't, naturally, revealed any ...
07:30 am -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget Daimler eyes super-fast electric vehicle charging
Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz (and others) is pushing to get the majority of its vehicles to run on electricity. But there's still the issue of slow battery charging times that needs t...
06:58 am -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget Fox's takeover of Sky referred to the UK's competition regulator
It's now been a full year since 21st Century Fox first confirmed its interest in buying out Sky. In that time, the deal has been referred to and cleared by the European Commission, scrutinised by...
06:30 am -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget Watch SpaceX blow up a lot of rockets while trying to land them
During the early days of SpaceX's rocket landing attempts failure was definitely an option, so instead getting depressed, Elon Musk embraced it. Knowing that everyone loves a good (harmless) expl...
06:00 am -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, September 14th 2017
We made it past hump day. Two to go. We've now had time to mull over Apple's big iPhone announcements and the results are... inconclusive. Maybe you should get the iPhone X. No, you should g...
05:04 am -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget Long range, low power sensors may lead to better health wearables
For small electronic devices and sensors like those found in wearables that can decipher biological information from sweat and contact lenses that can measure glucose levels, there are a couple of tra...
04:01 am -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget Rocket League is almost ready for your next LAN party
More than two years post-launch, Rocket League keeps things fresh with regular updates to its car-based soccer game. We've seen a Dropshot mode added this past March, a basketball update in April...
03:01 am -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget Jaybird's Run earbuds go fully wire-free
Long before Apple declared the headphone jack obsolete, Jaybird has been a pioneering force in the world of wireless earbuds. With last year's Freedom, the company managed to deliver a solid comb...
02:04 am -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget Ford wants self-driving cars to communicate with flashing lights
Here's a question: how does a self-driving car reveal its intentions to you without an audio cue? Humans can gesture when they let you cross the street, but autonomous vehicles don't have t...
12:34 am -04 - Thu, September 14, 2017
Engadget Segway's electric scooter offers a ride from your car to your desk
A year ago, CityGo Urban raised over $300,000 for its successful concept: an electric scooter that would zoom commuters to work. Today, it's finally re-emerged in the news -- but as a part of a n...
11:35 pm -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget Equifax blames breach on a server flaw it should've patched
Equifax's latest update on its unprecedented security breach notifies the public that its investigation has found the cause of the theft. Along with an unnamed security firm (ZDNet and others hav...
11:09 pm -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget Mars has a less dense crust than astronomers thought
Understanding the crust of a planet provides important information about the planet's history and its interior structure. But getting details about the crust of another planet -- like its thickne...
10:16 pm -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget Polaroid's new $100 camera brings instant film back in style
The Impossible Project has spent the past decade trying to revive Polaroid photography, first by bringing back instant film for vintage cameras and eventually launching a new device, the I-1, last yea...
09:49 pm -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget Facebook is now free to share government search warrants with users
When the federal prosecutors submitted warrants to Facebook requesting information on three users earlier this year, they also demanded the social network not inform the user in question. That ends to...
09:07 pm -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget 'Pharma bro' Shkreli ordered to jail over internet harassment
Martin Shkreli is learning the hard way that his eagerness to harass others has consequences beyond social networking bans. Judge Kiyo Matsumoto has ordered the price-gouging (and most recently, secur...
08:27 pm -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget Tesla's electric truck will be revealed October 26th
We can finally put all the rumors to rest next month because that is when Tesla will show off its electric big rig. Elon Musk tweeted that the reveal event and test rides will occur October 26th in Ha...
07:58 pm -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget Hollywood can't blame Rotten Tomatoes for recent flops
A recent New York Times article highlighted a growing Hollywood industry trend -- if a film does poorly at the box office, blame Rotten Tomatoes. The website, which aggregates movie reviews and assign...
07:09 pm -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget Play 'Super Mario Odyssey' in style with this themed Switch bundle
If you've been waiting for the next mainline Mario game to pick up a Switch, Nintendo has a bundle just for you. Today during its Nintendo Direct stream, the company announced a Super Mario Odyss...
07:06 pm -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget Try the gorgeous RPG 'Project Octopath Traveler' tonight on Switch
Project Octopath Traveler is stunning -- and tonight, Switch owners can try it out for themselves with a new demo. The game comes from Square Enix and the team behind lauded RPG series Bravely Default...
06:50 pm -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus heads to Nintendo Switch next year
First-person shooter fans won't just have to settle for playing last year's hit Doom on their Switch. During today's Nintendo Direct, the company revealed that its flagship console is g...
06:44 pm -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget Play 'Pokmon Gold' and 'Silver' on this pretty new 2DS XL
If you're planning on pre-ordering the upcoming Pok&eacute;mon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon games, why not get a handheld console to match? Thankfully, Nintendo has your back. The company has jus...
06:38 pm -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget 'Xenoblade Chronicles 2' reaches your Switch on December 1st
You don't have too much longer to get a healthy dose of Japanese-style role-playing on your Nintendo Switch. Monotlith Soft and Nintendo have announced that Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will reach the ...
06:30 pm -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget 'Minecraft' is available on Nintendo handhelds right now
Surprise! Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition is out today on the Nintendo eShop, with a physical version coming in the future. The game is playable on the New 3DS, New 3DS XL and New 2DS XL -- leavin...
06:29 pm -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget Doom is coming to Nintendo Switch this holiday season
Any Switch owner will tell you that ports are a big part of the console's ecosystem. Nintendo has already ported games like Mario Kart 8 to the convertible console, and upcoming titles like L.A. ...
06:06 pm -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget Hulu's refreshed look arrives on PlayStation consoles
Hulu has brought a revamped user interface (along with its Live TV service) to a variety of devices, including Amazon Fire TV, Xbox 360 and even your Mac or PC. Now the streaming company has brought t...
05:40 pm -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget Bodega's tone-deaf vending service wont kill your corner store
Just when you thought the startup world learned a thing or two from the failure of Juicero, here comes Bodega, a company that's put internet connectivity and image recognition on a West Elm-looki...
05:19 pm -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget Essential Phone goes on sale in Sprint stores September 14th
Sprint stores opened up preorders for the Essential PH-1 last month. Given it's the exclusive carrier for the smartphone, Sprint is the only choice for those opting for contract deals instead of ...
05:01 pm -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget 'The Last of Us' director Bruce Straley leaves Naughty Dog
It's the end of an era for fans of Naughty Dog's games. Bruce Straley, best-known as the co-director (along with Neil Druckmann) of The Last of Us and Uncharted 4, is leaving the studio aft...
04:33 pm -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget ASUS is spending millions to bring US startups to Asia
ASUS mounted the IFA 2017 stage a couple weeks ago and revealed its next lineup of laptops and 2-in-1s, along with a surprise: Its new mixed-reality headset. But the company's next step moving be...
04:10 pm -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget Afghanistan team digitizes films saved from Taliban destruction
During the brutal reign of the Taliban rule in Afghanistan, which was in power from 1996&ndash;2001, popular entertainment such as films and music were banned. The Taliban systematically destroyed...
03:52 pm -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget US bans use of Kaspersky software in federal agencies
The US government has officially banned the use of Kaspersky security software in all of its federal agencies. Kaspersky has been under suspicion for cyberespionage for several months now, especially ...
03:35 pm -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget Mercedes-Benz aims to take hydrogen fuel-cells mainstream
General Motors' confidence in hydrogen fuel cell (HFC) vehicles seems to be sparking something of a renaissance among other automakers. In April, Toyota announced it was testing a HFC semi truck,...
03:17 pm -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget AppleCare now costs more for larger iPhones
Are you eyeing a larger-screened iPhone, like the iPhone X or 8 Plus? Unfortunately, it'll cost you extra to extend the warranty. Apple has quietly raised the price of AppleCare+ coverage for big...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget Apple's Portrait Lighting uses AI to color our memories
People already hate inane Snapchat-like AI photo filters, but a new trick called Portrait Lighting on Apple's iPhone 8 and X might cause even more dismay. Here's how Apple VP Phil Schiller d...
02:46 pm -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget Panasonic's LiDAR sensor will stop embarrassing robot falls
Far from the killing machines many fear, most commercial robots are tipsy contraptions that can barely see in front of them. Panasonic wants to help them out with its new 3D LiDAR specifically designe...
02:30 pm -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget The iPhone 8 won't get lost in the shadow of the iPhone X
The iPhone X is a clear indication of where the smartphone industry is headed. Within two years, Apple's entire iPhone lineup will probably consist of edge-to-edge screens with a dual-camera setu...
02:14 pm -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget DHS faces lawsuit over phone and laptop border searches
The number of electronic devices seized and searched at customs sharply increased in 2016 and has continued to rise this year. A number of groups and politicians have spoken out against the growing pr...
02:02 pm -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget When there's the iPhone X, why bother with the iPhone 8?
Apple announced three new phones yesterday, increasing buying indecision even more than when it first offered a Plus model alongside the iPhone 6 two years ago. Over the next month or two, the iOS fai...
01:38 pm -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget Windows 10 will give you more control over app permissions
Microsoft is aware that there are still concerns about Windows 10's privacy, and it's trying to put some of them to bed with the Fall Creators Update. As part of a post detailing the immine...
01:17 pm -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget Facebooks new guidelines could block news outlets from ad revenue
Facebook announced new guidelines today about what sorts of content can collect ad revenue on its platform. While it clarified the types of publications that will no longer get ad money, it also remov...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget A lawsuit almost stalled NASA's Cassini mission
Captain Scott Kelly wasn't kidding when he famously quipped that "space is hard". Even getting to the launch pad can prove to be a daunting challenge. Take the Cassini mission to study ...
12:39 pm -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget Apple Watch with LTE will cost $10/month on US cellular carriers
Yesterday, Apple unveiled its Series 3 Watch, which will have cellular LTE capability. The question many had, though, was about the cost. Not of the watch itself (the cellular version starts at $399),...
12:21 pm -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget Natural Cycles says contraceptive app is more effective than the pill
Contraceptive app Natural Cycles is more effective than the pill, according to the latest and largest study into the app's efficacy. After testing 22,785 women throughout 224,563 menstrual cycles...
12:02 pm -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget Beats' latest earbuds have a Lightning option for newer iPhones
Apple may have basically had a glorified two-hour commercial yesterday (that we all willingly, even eagerly, tuned in for), but that doesn't mean they are finished with product launches for the w...
11:38 am -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget Audi wants autonomous cars to run errands while you're at work
Audi laid out its plans for autonomous vehicles and how it intends to use AI to us back in July, and now the automaker is ready to show off what it's been working on. At this year's IAA auto...
11:19 am -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget Broken wheels won't stop Curiosity from exploring Mars
NASA's Curiosity Rover has been roaming around Mars for more than five years. In that time, it's sent back a ton of data about the red planet. Thanks to the robot, we know that the veins dot...
11:01 am -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget Apple's new iPhones can fast-charge, if you have the right adapter
One of the biggest (and most widely predicted) improvements that Apple revealed at its event yesterday was the addition of wireless charging for the iPhone. The glass-backed phones will allow for Qi i...
10:42 am -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget British warships will soon have Siri-like voice controls
British warships will soon integrate Siri-like voice systems into their controls, according to the head of the UK's Royal Navy. Speaking at the Defence and Security Equipment International exhibi...
10:23 am -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget Amazon's next docuseries follows the U of M football team
Not content with its NFL bragging rights, Amazon now wants in on college football. Instead of livestreaming games, it's settling for a docuseries. The eight-part show from Big Ten Network will of...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget Sony's big idea: Get fans to make its next hit
A tiny San Francisco art gallery isn't where you'd normally find a group of hardware beta testers, much less for a major consumer-electronics company. But on August 26th, 2017, Sony held an ...
09:41 am -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget A robot conductor led a live orchestra performance
Just a month after humanoid robot Pepper conducted a Buddhist burial ceremony, a robo-contemporary has conducted the world-renowned Lucca Philharmonic orchestra alongside operatic greats such as Andre...
09:22 am -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget Nintendo makes voice chat less of a disaster on Switch
Nintendo has rolled out an update for the Switch Online app that might finally make it usable. See, unlike what Sony and Microsoft did for the PlayStation and the Xbox, Nintendo has chosen to put its ...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget The iPhone X leaves a home button-shaped hole in my heart
The first thing I do every morning is roll over, reach over to my nightstand, and frantically grapple at my phone to stop the alarm from going off. To do so, I instinctively mash the home button sever...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget The iPhone X leaves a home-button-shaped hole in my heart
The first thing I do every morning is roll over, reach over to my nightstand and frantically grapple at my phone to stop the alarm from going off. To do so, I instinctively mash the home button severa...
08:29 am -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget The always-cold pillow is no longer a fever dream
The cold side of the pillow is one of life's oddly satisfying phenomena. But no sooner have you felt its gratifying chill caress your cheek than it vanishes. The cold side of the pillow could be ...
08:01 am -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget WhatsApp co-founder leaves to start a nonprofit
Just about three years after his company's acquisition by Facebook, Brian Acton has announced he's departing WhatsApp. Eight years ago Acton, along with Jan Koum, launched the messaging app ...
07:01 am -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget Destiny 2' launches Guided Games matchmaking for high-level raids
Destiny 2 improves upon its predecessor in many ways. In short, it offers a more satisfying, shared-world experience. Building upon that, the game's developer Bungie is today launching the Guided...
06:00 am -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday, September 13th 2017
Hey, good morning! Today you wake up to three new iPhones to choose from -- just don't mention the iPhone 9. We've crammed yesterday's lengthy showcase into 13 minutes of evocative lang...
06:00 am -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget Sony Xperia XZ1's scanner comes with a 3D printing service
When Sony introduced the Xperia XZ1 at IFA, the Japanese tech giant said it was seeking partnerships with 3D printing services to go with its pre-loaded 3D scanning app. Now, Sony and Sculpteo have re...
05:02 am -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget Some iPad Pros now cost $50 more due to flash storage shortage
Apple had a lot to say during its iPhone 8 event, but it left out one important detail if you're in the market for an iPad Pro. The tech titan has quietly raised some iPad Pros' prices by $5...
04:01 am -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget Researchers create robots that can team up when they touch
To make robots cooperate with each other and work together, you have a couple of options. The first is to program them to work with information from their surroundings, with which individual robots ca...
03:03 am -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget HP unveils its insanely upgradeable Z-class workstations
No matter how great your latest PC build is, HP's new Z Workstation lineup can probably top it. The company's latest Z8, Z6 and Z4 desktop workstations are its most powerful and ridiculously...
02:01 am -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget Retro adventure 'Thimbleweed Park' comes to Switch on September 21st
You no longer need an iPhone to take the traditional adventure gaming of Thimbleweed Park on the road. Terrible Toybox has confirmed that the Nintendo Switch version of its retro mystery will be avai...
12:33 am -04 - Wed, September 13, 2017
Engadget Equifax waives credit freeze fees after facing backlash
Equifax has learned the hard way that people that people don't appreciate having to pay $10 for protection when it's not their fault their personal details were compromised. Especially if th...
11:27 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Apple's iTunes update removes the desktop iOS app store
While Apple expanded its iPhone lineup today, a software update delivered for iTunes on Windows and Mac PCs is slimming things down a bit. Once users install version 12.7 they will no longer have acce...
10:24 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Facebook nabs reality show with NFL star Marshawn Lynch
Facebook is determined to make its Watch section a go-to place for video, and that means spending big bucks for original shows. Time Warner's Bleacher Report tells Reuters that Facebook is spend...
09:31 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Relive your best wolfy Zelda moments with Okami remaster
It would give me great pleasure to name Twilight Princess the best Zelda game of the 2000s (you heard me, Skyward Sword fans), but it would be untrue -- that crown belongs to Okami. First released in ...
08:40 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget 'Destiny 2' studio will remove armor that looks like a 'hate symbol'
Destiny 2 came out much fanfare September 5th, with a much-improved storyline and a better shared-world experience. One of the fun bits of the meta gameplay is finding improved armor and weapons that ...
07:50 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget The most important stuff from today's iPhone event
This has been one busy day at Engadget. Today two of us found ourselves at Apple Park, the company's new California headquarters, where it held its first keynote to unveil the iPhone X and a bunc...
07:36 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Some phones and laptops are vulnerable to 'BlueBorne' exploit
Armis security has identified a new vulnerability in computers and mobile devices that leaves them susceptible to attack via Bluetooth. The exploit, dubbed "BlueBorne," doesn't require ...
07:06 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Belkin and Mophie offer wireless charging pads for the new iPhones
Now that Apple is suddenly a fan of wireless phone charging, iPhone-oriented charging pads are coming out of the woodwork: Belkin and Mophie have announced their own peripherals, the Boost Up and Wire...
06:32 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Watch the iPhone 8 event in 13 minutes
As expected, today's event at Apple's new Steve Jobs Theater was jam-packed. Three brand-new iPhone models, a new Apple Watch and 4K Apple TV were the news of the day, and the whole event wa...
06:17 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Rolls-Royce unveils plans for an autonomous patrol ship
Patrol ships are necessary to protect coastlines and fleets, but they're far from ideal right now. You need big, bulky vessels, and the human crews are either faced with the tedium of an unevent...
05:46 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Comparing the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
There's always a lot to consider after an iPhone event, and today we're looking at three new phones. The iPhone X is the new flagship, offering up an edge-to-edge screen and TrueDepth front ...
05:31 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Apple's AR efforts will only work if the battery can keep up
All of Apple's new iPhones are ready for augmented reality. The iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X are designed with AR capabilities built-in, a lot like ASUS' ZenFone AR and other Google Tango-powered ...
05:16 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget US DOT outlines safe transition to self-driving cars
US legislation for self-driving cars first made its way to the House of Representatives this past July. The bipartisan SELF DRIVE Act passed the House vote on September the 6th, and will now need to g...
05:13 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Apple Watch Series 3 hands-on
You didn't think this show was just about iPhones, did you? Apple also pulled back the curtain on its 3rd-generation Apple Watch, which is... well, exactly what we expected. The physical differen...
05:13 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Apple Watch Series 3 hands-on: The war for your wrist goes wireless
You didn't think this show was just about iPhones, did you? Apple also pulled back the curtain on its 3rd-generation Apple Watch, which is... well, exactly what we expected. The physical differen...
04:57 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Apple TV's 4K movie pricing is exactly what the 4K world needs
The Apple TV 4K's announcement was pretty much everything we expected -- after all, it was only a matter of time before Apple moved on from 1080p video with a more powerful set-top box. But there...
04:38 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget The new iPhones vs. the iPhone 7: What's changed?
This year's iPhone anniversary event has given us not one or two, but three new handsets to ponder over. The iPhone X is the star, offering us an edge-to-edge screen and a new front-facing TrueDe...
04:17 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget iPhone 8 and 8 Plus hands-on
While the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus aren't a complete redesign like the iPhone X, there's still plenty to dig into here. For starters, the new phones take the glass back design that is also in the...
04:17 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget iPhone 8 and 8 Plus hands-on: Familiar, but not too familiar
While the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus aren't a complete redesign like the iPhone X, there's still plenty to dig into here. For starters, the new phones take the glass backed design that is also in t...
04:14 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget NTSB places blame on both driver and tech in fatal Tesla crash
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has made its final determinations on the cause of the fatal Tesla Model S crash that took place in Florida in May of last year. In a report set to be re...
04:01 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Mini shows off its pure-electric concept car
We've seen the fancy 3D renders, now here it is in real life, the Mini Electric Concept. Shown off on the first day of the Frankfurt Auto Show, the small EV is expected to hit production in 2019....
03:55 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget The iPhone X vs. the competition: Beautiful screens and more
It's been a decade since the first iPhone was introduced, so today's big announcement from Apple marks the occasion with an 'X.' However, the mobile scene has changed a lot since 2...
03:40 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Apple iPhone 8 event by the numbers
It was a momentous day at Apple's new campus, where the company revealed its fall product lineup on the tenth anniversary of the first iPhone's release. Apple showed off its cellular-enabled...
03:26 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Apple iPhone X hands-on
Apple's event just wrapped up, and we managed to get our hands on the brand new, completely redesigned iPhone X. Just as the rumors indicated, it sports an edge-to-edge screen packed into a small...
03:26 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Apple iPhone X hands-on: 10 years in, Apple rewrites its rulebook
Apple's event just wrapped up, and we managed to get our hands on the brand new, completely redesigned iPhone X. Just as the rumors indicated, it sports an edge-to-edge screen packed into a small...
03:21 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Download macOS High Sierra on September 25th
Come September 25th you'll be able to give macOS High Sierra a shot for yourself and see how little it (superficially) differs from the update that came before it. ...
03:18 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Apple iPhone X pricing starts at a hefty 999 in the UK
Apple today announced the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, but it was the iPhone X that stole the show. In fact, it's enough of a departure from recent models that Apple skipped the 9 and went straight t...
03:16 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Apple Watch Series 3 with 4G starts at 399 in the UK
According to Apple, the Apple Watch is already the most popular timepiece in the world. Despite that apparent dominance, the company is introducing two new versions this autumn; the Series 3 and Serie...
03:06 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Apple's AirPower tech wirelessly charges multiple devices at once
Apple isn't just adding Qi wireless charging to its latest iPhones; it's trotting out a charging standard of its own. AirPower is built in partnership with Qi, but can top up multiple device...
03:06 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Facebooks Donate Now button is finally heading to Europe
It's been about two years since Facebook rolled out the Donate Now button in the US, allowing its users to give money to charities and nonprofits directly through the social media platform. Earli...
03:05 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Apple's iPhone 8 and 8 Plus start from 699 in the UK
The iPhone X might have been Apple's banner handset announcement, but that doesn't mean the numerical launches are any less important. The new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, showcased today, ar...
02:44 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Apple can turn your facial expressions into animated emojis
It seems that the rumors were true: iPhone X owners can use their phone to map emojis from their facial expressions. They need only select their chosen emoji from a fairly extensive list and the Animo...
02:39 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Journey studio brings a dreamy fantasy game to iOS and Apple TV
At Apple's iPhone 8 announcement event today, founder of Thatgamecompany Jenova Chen went onstage to introduce a new title coming exclusively to Apple TV: Sky. Calling it a "romantic social ...
02:28 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Apples Face ID replaces Touch ID on the iPhone X
Apple has just revealed Face ID, a new facial recognition feature that will make its debut on the iPhone X. The technology is powered by what the company calls a TrueDepth camera system, which is made...
02:24 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Apple's new iPhones use AI 'Portrait Lighting' to improve shots
Apple's iPhone 8 and 8 Plus cameras are similar to those on the previous models, and the new iPhone X follows a similar pattern with its vertical dual camera arrangement. While the hardware hasn&...
02:23 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Apple TV 4K starts at 179 in the UK
The makers of most popular streaming pucks made the jump to Ultra HD some time ago, and today Apple has finally caught up. As expected, Apple announced the new Apple TV 4K, which plays nice with both ...
02:20 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Apples $999 iPhone X packs an edge-to-edge display and dual cameras
The iPhone X (pronounced "iPhone ten") is real, and it's finally here. CEO Tim Cook just unveiled the biggest redesign of the iPhone we've seen yet at today's event in the Ste...
02:20 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Follow your favorite local sports teams with Apples latest TV update
Its venerable phone line wasn't the only newly minted product Apple showed off at the iPhone 8 event on Tuesday. Eddie Cue announced onstage that the company will expand availability of its TV ap...
02:18 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget iOS 11 comes to your iPhone and iPad on September 19th
Months after its initial unveiling at WWDC this year, iOS 11 is finally (almost) ready for public consumption. Come Sept 19, you'll be able to install Apple's latest software update -- shoul...
02:17 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Apple's new iPhones are designed for augmented reality
At WWDC earlier this year, Apple introduced ARKit, its take on an augmented reality platform. Since then, a whole slew of ARKit projects have cropped up, including exploded camera art, an A-ha style v...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Apple's iPhone 8 and 8 Plus wrap more power in a glass-backed design
Today, Apple is likely to announce more phones than any event in its history. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are two major parts of today's showcase, and after all those tantalizing leaks, we finally ge...
01:51 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Apple won't charge extra for 4K movies, upgrades 1080p flicks for free
Now that there's a 4K, HDR-ready Apple TV, the company is pushing content that takes advantage of those capabilities. Eddie Cue just announced on stage that not only will 4K movies cost the same ...
01:43 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Apple TV 4K lands on September 22nd for $179
The last Apple TV was everything we wanted from a set-top box -- except for 4K support. That's being fixed this year with the Apple TV 4K. It finally gives Apple fans a way to watch higher-resolu...
01:40 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Apple details new heart-tracking features for Watch
Apple is expanding the health-monitoring features of its Watch line with a focus on the heart. The Apple Watch is getting an improved heart-rate monitoring system that allows users to raise their wris...
01:32 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Apple Watch Series 3 gains LTE for $399
Just a year after the Apple Watch Series 2 was launched onto an unsuspecting public, Apple has updated its iconic timepiece once again. The Apple Watch Series 3 shares a similar case to its forebear, ...
01:31 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Apple watchOS 4 comes to your wrist September 19th
It won't be too long before you can give watchOS 4 a spin -- Apple has announced that the upgrade will arrive on September 19th for all Watch models. This isn't as dramatic a release as last...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget 'Arktika.1' shooter arrives on Oculus Rift October 10th
Oculus Rift's next big exclusive -- Arktika.1 -- from the team behind the Metro shooters will be released October 10th. That's right, over a full year after its debut at Oculus Connect 3, fo...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Slack's shared channels make it easier to ditch guest accounts
Slack competitors seem to be popping up at regular intervals these days. There's Facebook at Work, Google Hangouts Chat, and a bunch of rival apps from scrappy startups. Unfazed by the clones, Sl...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget IKEA's Place app for iOS previews furniture in your home
Now that Apple's augmented reality platform is nearly here, developers are ready to show off what it can do... and one of the first examples will be particularly handy if you're updating you...
12:56 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Watch Apple's iPhone X event right here!
You should probably read along on our liveblog (that's here), but if you like your Apple events in live video form -- and trapped in the same company's Safari browser -- you should probably ...
12:49 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Our first look at Apple's new 'spaceship' campus
Today's going to be a busy day at Engadget: we're expecting to see new iPhones, an Apple Watch and a 4K Apple TV. But we'd be remiss if we attended the first keynote held at Apple Park,...
12:45 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Live from Apple's iPhone X event!
Yep, it's that time of year again: It's the first week after Labor Day, which means Apple is about to unveil the latest iPhone. In this case, though, there might well be a twist: Reports sug...
12:27 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Samsung says Note 8 presales are the best in series history
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is on fire. No, not in the the literal way that the Note 7 was. I should say its sales are on fire because those actual fires don't seem to have curtailed the demand for...
12:10 pm -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget A first look at Sonys super-fast RX10 IV zoom camera
Sony just announced its latest flagship point-and-shoot at an event in New York City, the RX10 IV. The new camera, a successor to last year's RX10 III, again comes with a 24-600mm (35mm equivalen...
11:49 am -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Facebook's Instant Articles will no longer appear in Messenger
Shortly after Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook is working on a paid-content model with partner publishers, the company has made further tweaks to the way users can view external articles. Accor...
11:28 am -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget AT&T offers free HBO with its cheaper unlimited plan
AT&amp;T's initial offer of free HBO access to wireless subscribers was tempting, but there was a catch: you had to spring for an Unlimited Plus plan, which at $90 or more per month isn'...
11:25 am -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Switch version of Wonder Boy outsold all the others combined
Earlier this year, indie game developer Lizardcube released Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap, a remake of the game Wonder Boy III that was released for Sega in 1989. It was available on Xbox One, PS...
11:07 am -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Sony's crazy expensive RX10 IV superzoom gets a speed boost
Sony's camera theme over the last year has been "speed," especially with the arrival of its ultra-fast RX100 V compact. That notion continues today with the launch of the RX10 Mark IV, ...
11:02 am -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Jaguar plans a production EV racing series for 2018
To date, watching a full-fledged EV racing series has meant watching custom-built Formula E race cars. They're great to watch, but not exactly reflective of what you can drive on the road. Jaguar...
10:45 am -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget 'Star Wars: Episode IX' will be directed by J.J. Abrams
It's only been a week since Colin Trevorrow left (or was forced out of) the director's seat for Star Wars: Episode IX, but a familiar replacement is already lined up. J.J. Abrams, who you ma...
10:42 am -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Reddit has become less toxic after banning hate groups
Reddit got a lot of flack when it banned hate communities like /r/coontown and /r/fatpeoplehate -- a lot of people called the move a censorship and criticized the website's administrators. Accord...
10:21 am -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Russia used Facebook to organize anti-immigrant rallies
Facebook is in hot water with US lawmakers. The web giant's reluctance to stamp out Russia's propaganda farms on its social network did not go down well with Congressional investigators. It ...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Ads in Instagram Stories will look more like your own stories
Instagram has been showing ads in its Stories since March of this year, but it's been pretty obvious they're ads -- they're often pre-produced clips that were obviously shot and edited ...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Instagram Direct is a new way to share Stories
Though Instagram's Stories is already more popular than Snapchat, the photo-sharing service won't stop introducing more ways to share them. In May, it introduced location and hashtag Stories...
09:45 am -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Kodak channels Polaroid for its hybrid instant camera
I still remember how excited I was when my parents brought home a shiny Kodak instant camera, and how that turned to disappointment when it was recalled in a patent dispute with Polaroid (yes, I'...
09:30 am -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Hondas Urban EV Concept is a throwback to the old Civic
Some cars are timeless. The first generation Honda CVCC is one of those vehicles. With it's tiny frame it bucked against the large American cars of the 1970s and become an instant classic. So it&...
09:15 am -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Samsung wants to launch a foldable Galaxy Note in 2018
Samsung's much-rumored foldable smartphone has been in the pipeline since the company first debuted its flexible display prototype, Youm, in 2013. Now the Korean tech giant says the almost-mythic...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget YouTube meets cable on Comcast's X1 boxes
Last year Comcast plugged Netflix streaming into the X1 setup and starting today it's rolling out YouTube access nationwide. Just as the company announced earlier this year, the service's vi...
08:28 am -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Audi's Aicon concept car is all about autonomous luxury
At the Frankfurt auto show, Audi unveiled its fully autonomous Aicon concept car. The "design study" showcases the automaker's vision of a world without steering wheels, pedals or the s...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Anki makes its robot way more needy
Anki's Cozmo robot already seems like it jumped right out of a Pixar movie. Its latest update, however, will make it feel even more like you're taking care of an adorable robotic pet. The ne...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget 'Metroid: Samus Returns' is harder than you remember
The last few years have been good to Nintendo fans. There have been plenty of games starring the company's italian mascot, new adventures in the land of hyrule as well as re-releases of some of t...
07:13 am -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget WSJ: Discovery, AMC and Viacom try a sports-free streaming bundle
The already crowded field of "skinny bundles" will soon feature another service vying for your attention (and wallet). As The Wall Street Journal reports, a host of broadcast networks are re...
06:31 am -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday, September 12th 2017
Hey, good morning!It's finally here. Today the rumors come to an end (temporarily) as we find out more about what Apple is going to deliver. Check in with our liveblog at 1 PM ET for all of the d...
06:26 am -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Of course EE's hyping wireless chargers on new iPhone day
EE all but confirming new iPhone features before Apple's had a chance to announce them is turning into a bit of a yearly tradition. This morning, the carrier announced it's now selling Belki...
05:51 am -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Nintendo's NES Classic Edition is coming back in 2018
Despite announcing it was game over for the NES Classic Edition earlier this year, Nintendo now says that due to demand, it plans to ship the product into 2018. Shipment timings are yet to be announce...
05:06 am -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Volkswagen's electric Crozz SUV gets closer to reality
Volkswagen continues to push its electric roadmap. At the Frankfurt auto show, it dropped a newer version of the pure electric ID Crozz Crossover. Initially unveiled in Shanghai, the crossover is the ...
04:00 am -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Sky Mobile throws in more data for the same monthly price
Sky Mobile's plans are relatively easy to understand. You can either pay &pound;10 per month for unlimited calls and texts (free for Sky TV customers), or 10 pence per minute or message on a ...
03:16 am -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget BMW unveils the zippy i Vision Dynamics electric concept car
At the Frankfurt auto show, BMW showed off the latest addition to its iSeries vehicles: The two-door i Vision Dynamics coupe concept car. With a top speed of 200 kilometers per-hour and a zero to 100 ...
02:22 am -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Netflix and John Legend are making a music competition show
For all the ground Netflix has covered with its original shows, there's one area it has yet to touch: the talent show. If you ask Variety, however, that's about to change. It understands t...
01:09 am -04 - Tue, September 12, 2017
Engadget Samsung's Gear watches will help with senior care and employee safety
Samsung is taking on the world of work via three new integrations with its Gear smartwatches. SoloProtect uses the Samsung Gear S3 to keep tabs on people who work alone, like real estate agents and ho...
11:42 pm -04 - Mon, September 11, 2017
Engadget Facebook is testing pre-loaded 'Instant Videos' on Android
Facebook has apparently begun testing a feature that would make it easier to watch videos on the go. According to TechCrunch the social network has given a small number of Android users access to an e...
10:37 pm -04 - Mon, September 11, 2017
Engadget China might shut down the country's bitcoin exchanges
China has never been a fan of digital currencies like bitcoin, and now the country appears bent on a major crackdown. In the wake of China's recent ban on initial coin offerings (where you raise...
09:44 pm -04 - Mon, September 11, 2017
Engadget What's on TV: 'E.T.,' Emmys, 'Vice Principals' and 'Broad City'
As we transition from fall to summer TV, Preacher wraps up its season tonight and The Strain calls it a wrap for the series on Sunday. That's the same night as the prime time Emmy awards, and whe...
08:58 pm -04 - Mon, September 11, 2017
Engadget Thermo-sensitive sweaters change color in the cold
Stone Island likes to bring technology to its fashion lines, like the strangely compelling AirPod pockets sown into its Fall/Winter collection we saw last month. Now the fashion concern has a new swea...
07:59 pm -04 - Mon, September 11, 2017
Engadget Venmo invites users to try physical debit cards
Venmo is inviting select users to try out new debit cards that deducts right from their account, TechCrunch reported. This is four months after rival payment service Square started trying out its own ...
07:17 pm -04 - Mon, September 11, 2017
Engadget Monkey selfie copyright battle ends with a settlement
The battle over who owns the rights to a monkey's selfies has raged for years, but it's coming to a quiet end. Camera owner David Slater, PETA and Blurb have reached a settlement in the cas...
06:38 pm -04 - Mon, September 11, 2017
Engadget Apple adds a mail-in option to its iPhone Upgrade Program
Apple is adding a mail-in option to its iPhone Upgrade Program, making it easier to ditch your suddenly-outdated iPhone 7 Plus after tomorrow's 10th-anniversary iPhone showcase. First spotted by ...
06:03 pm -04 - Mon, September 11, 2017
Engadget GM might beat its competitors to driverless car production
While a large number of companies are working on self-driving cars, including Google/Waymo, Uber, Audi and Tesla, it might be General Motors that beats them all. In a blog post, GM's CEO of Cruis...
05:03 pm -04 - Mon, September 11, 2017
Engadget Senators call for credit report changes after Equifax breach
In light of the Equifax breach that exposed personal information of over 143 million US citizens, a handful of senators have reintroduced legislation that would put more power in the hands of consumer...
04:45 pm -04 - Mon, September 11, 2017
Engadget Nike made me a pair of custom sneakers in 46 minutes
Last week, Nike announced the launch of its Makers' Experience, an invite-only, limited-time event where people can design a pair of shoes and have them made in less than hour. And today we had t...
04:28 pm -04 - Mon, September 11, 2017
Engadget Adobe taps your car for targeted ad data
If it wasn't already clear that targeted ads are invading connected cars, it is now. Adobe has unveiled an extension of its Experience Cloud service that helps automakers and app developers inte...
04:10 pm -04 - Mon, September 11, 2017
Engadget Volkswagen wants 300 EV models by 2030
Volkswagen announced today that it will spend over $24 billion producing electric vehicles by 2030 and will have a zero emissions version of each of its models, just like Mercedes-Benz. While it'...
03:52 pm -04 - Mon, September 11, 2017
Engadget Equifax's data breach response has its own security flaw
The Equifax data breach is already unnerving thanks to the sheer scale of sensitive data involved, but it's not helped by the credit reporting agency's initial response. Clients have discov...
03:35 pm -04 - Mon, September 11, 2017
Engadget Setting fire to teenage souls in 'Life is Strange: Before the Storm'
There are plenty of reasons to be wary of Life is Strange: Before the Storm -- it's the prequel to a highly successful, influential series, but it isn't being handled by the same development...
03:25 pm -04 - Mon, September 11, 2017
Engadget Mercedes puts Formula One tech in an electric hypercar
More and more supercars from the likes of Ferrari and Porsche are using electric motors to juice their torque. Mercedes-Benz wasn't about to be left out and has just introduced the 1,000 horsepow...
03:12 pm -04 - Mon, September 11, 2017
Engadget ARKit artist transforms the world into a Cubist nightmare
Every new form of technology gets re-purposed for art and nobody is doing that better with augmented reality right now than educator and "code poetry" researcher Zach Lieberman. In a recent ...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, September 11, 2017
Engadget The iPhone 10 years in: Everything that's changed from 2007 to 2017
Few times of the year are as thrilling for gadget buffs as an Apple launch event, and tomorrow the company is expected to pull back the curtain on a trio of new iPhones. While some incredibly specific...
02:41 pm -04 - Mon, September 11, 2017
Engadget Mercedes Smart Vision EQ is a tiny urban autonomous concept
During a series of song and dance numbers, Mercedes-Benz introduced its Smart Vision EQ concept vehicle. The pure electric completely autonomous car is built for personalization without actual ownersh...
02:14 pm -04 - Mon, September 11, 2017
Engadget Facebook fined in Spain for allegedly misusing personal data
Facebook has been fined &euro;1.2 million (roughly $1.4 million) for several instances where the social network may have collected Spanish user data without fully informing people how it would be ...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, September 11, 2017
Engadget A week with Hasselblad's agile medium-format mirrorless camera
Paris is a magical place if you have the right partner, and who better than Hasselblad's X1D? The first-ever medium-format mirrorless camera (available in silver or black) is slim, stunning and e...
01:43 pm -04 - Mon, September 11, 2017
Engadget Super Mario 64 is an online multiplayer thanks to hero modders
Super Mario 64 turned 21 years old back in June, but the classic title lives on in the hearts and minds of players. A new fan project has taken that collective nostalgia to another level with a downlo...
01:22 pm -04 - Mon, September 11, 2017
Engadget Netflix and Hulu already won 21 Emmys ahead of the main event
The Creative Arts Emmy Awards took place this weekend and both Netflix and Hulu put on a good showing. Netflix raked in 16 awards while Hulu programming took in five -- a positive preview for how each...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, September 11, 2017
Engadget Teaming humans with robotic AI will remake modern manufacturing
Your public school education exists, in large part, thanks to the Second Industrial Revolution. When the revolution took hold of America in the 1870s, 30 years after the end of the first, half of the ...
12:42 pm -04 - Mon, September 11, 2017
Engadget Google really wants you to see what ARCore can do
We've covered how ARCore is Google's answer to Apple's ARKit, designed to bring augmented reality to Android phones in a relatively simple way. Now, Google's Daydream Labs is makin...
12:22 pm -04 - Mon, September 11, 2017
Engadget Amazon's next Fire TV may double as an Echo speaker
It's been a long time since Amazon updated its Fire TV hardware, but it looks like an upgrade could be right around the corner... and to no one's surprise, Amazon may be capitalizing on the ...
12:02 pm -04 - Mon, September 11, 2017
Engadget Nintendo will show off more Super Mario Odyssey on Wednesday
Apple isn't the only company showing off new stuff this week. Nintendo has announced it'll hold a 45-minute Direct stream this Wednesday at 6 p.m. Eastern/3 p.m. Pacific. What's on tap?...
11:41 am -04 - Mon, September 11, 2017
Engadget Google appeals $2.4 billion EU antitrust fine
Today, Google appealed the $2.4 billion antitrust fine the EU levied against it in June, a move that will likely extend the case proceedings by years. The EU, which began looking into Google's se...
11:19 am -04 - Mon, September 11, 2017
Engadget Xiaomi takes on the MacBook Pro by adding back some ports
It's been well over a year since Xiaomi released its first laptops (if you even remember at all), and for some reason, the smartphone maker has decided to make more. Following the Mi Notebook Air...
10:58 am -04 - Mon, September 11, 2017
Engadget Tesla plans to add more Superchargers in big cities
If you own a Tesla and plan on driving it reasonable distances, then you probably know exactly where your nearest superchargers are. After all, these devices charge up your car in less than an hour. B...
10:40 am -04 - Mon, September 11, 2017
Engadget Apple TV 4K will have as much power as the iPad Pro
Apple just can't seem to keep leaks from outing all of its new hardware. After a few new iPhone details dropped over the weekend, now we're hearing about the Apple TV 4K, the next version of...
10:18 am -04 - Mon, September 11, 2017
Engadget Mercedes-Benz plans electric versions of all its models by 2022
We've seen quite a few car companies commit (and recommit) to electic vehicles recently, and now Mercedes-Benz has joined them. At Daimler's investor day today, the company's chief exec...
10:00 am -04 - Mon, September 11, 2017
Engadget We're listening to: 'You Must Remember This' and Brand New
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, with new albums from Queens of the S...
09:29 am -04 - Mon, September 11, 2017
Engadget Drones won't be delivering weed in California any time soon
In the near future, your pizza, Big Mac, and groceries could all be delivered autonomously. But, the good Cali folk out there expecting their newly legalized batches of pot to arrive in the same manne...
09:10 am -04 - Mon, September 11, 2017
Engadget EE is upgrading its 4G network by polishing up old 2G spectrum
Ofcom's upcoming spectrum auction will help some UK carriers improve their 4G services, and allow all networks to start preparing to launch next-gen 5G. Three began legal proceedings against Ofco...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, September 11, 2017
Engadget Follow our iPhone liveblog tomorrow at 10AM PT / 1PM ET!
Welcome to one of the busiest weeks in a tech journalist's year. Tomorrow Apple unveils the new iPhone (and Watch, even) and Engadget is ready. Senior editor and smartphone expert Chris Velazco w...
08:03 am -04 - Mon, September 11, 2017
Engadget PewDiePie in trouble once again for racist outburst
Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg is back in the headlines for, once again, expressing racist sentiment in one of his YouTube videos. During a stream of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, the wor...
07:02 am -04 - Mon, September 11, 2017
Engadget Wannabe screenwriters: Maybe don't tweet your movie idea
If Twitter existed in the '70s and Sylvester Stallone used it, he may have ended up a nobody while someone like Burt Reynolds starred in Rocky. A judge dismissed a lawsuit by little-known actor J...
06:30 am -04 - Mon, September 11, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Monday, September 11th 2017
There's little more than a day to go before Apple unveils its newest iPhone (or three of 'em), but the company is still struggling to keep a lid on leaks. Here's a few of the latest one...
05:37 am -04 - Mon, September 11, 2017
Engadget Xiaomi's Mi MIX 2 comes with a stunning ceramic unibody
For most of us living outside of China, we tend to be limited to two options when it comes to the choice of materials on our phones: either metal or plastic, or a bit of both (and maybe a touch of woo...
04:35 am -04 - Mon, September 11, 2017
Engadget Hurricane Harvey victims offered free Pixel phone repairs
Hurricane Harvey has been described by officials as "one of the largest disasters America has ever faced." As Houston residents measure the damage wreaked by the tropical storm, Google is do...
03:05 am -04 - Mon, September 11, 2017
Engadget Waymo simulation is teaching self-driving cars invaluable skills
Last month, Alphabet offered up its first proper look at Carcraft. The simulation is a virtual home away from home (the real world) for Waymo's self-driving vehicles. Here, you'll find a rep...
01:22 am -04 - Mon, September 11, 2017
Engadget Kodi fights trademark trolls trying to charge for its media app
Kodi doesn't just have to worry about add-ons and devices that give it a reputation as a piracy haven. The media center app developer has revealed that it's battling "trademark trolls&...
11:04 pm -04 - Sun, September 10, 2017
Engadget Intel focuses its WiGig efforts on wireless VR
Don't count on finding multi-gigabit WiFi in your laptop in the near future. Intel has announced that it's discontinuing virtually all of its current WiGig hardware by the end of 2017, incl...
09:29 pm -04 - Sun, September 10, 2017
Engadget Sci-fi author and tech advocate Jerry Pournelle dies
The science fiction and technology worlds are poorer off this weekend, as author Jerry Pournelle has died at 84 after a sudden illness. He was best-known for collaborating with Larry Niven on classic...
08:00 pm -04 - Sun, September 10, 2017
Engadget Twitter tests a feature that simplifies your tweetstorms
Tweetstorms are a staple of Twitter these days -- it's not uncommon to see someone shout "thread" and point to a mammoth 30-tweet piece of political commentary. Whether or not you feel...
06:31 pm -04 - Sun, September 10, 2017
Engadget Microsoft brings app add-ins to Outlook on Android
Microsoft has made scheduling tasks, taking notes and responding to emails with funny GIFs on Outlook much easier for Android users with Outlook.com and Office 365 commercial accounts. It's bring...
04:58 pm -04 - Sun, September 10, 2017
Engadget iPhone X may pack a 6-core processor
This weekend's huge iOS 11 leak continues to spill the beans on the iPhone X... and the latest tidbits may be particularly relevant to performance junkies. Twitter user Longhorn has found that t...
03:26 pm -04 - Sun, September 10, 2017
Engadget China aims for an industry-changing ban on fossil fuel cars
It's not just European countries planning long-term bans on fossil fuel cars. China's vice minister of industry and IT, Xin Guobin, has revealed that the country's government is develop...
01:58 pm -04 - Sun, September 10, 2017
Engadget Amazon's new video strategy: make the next 'Game of Thrones'
Amazon's original shows aren't exactly small indie productions these days, but the internet giant is aiming for bigger. In an interview with Variety, Amazon Studios chief Roy Price says the...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, September 10, 2017
Engadget The best smart pill dispenser (so far)
By Kit DillonThis post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editorial picks, it ...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, September 10, 2017
Engadget After Math: Perfidy!
It was a big week for companies doing shady dealings. The Red Sox got popped stealing signs from the Yankees, Equifax is currently bungling perhaps the largest personal data leak in US history, and Fa...
08:30 am -04 - Sun, September 10, 2017
Engadget Ben Heck's mini pinball: Pop bumpers and targets
The team is making progress with the miniature pinball machine. Felix designed the printed circuit board for the electronics control of the game using a Teensy and an Arduino. The layout of the board ...
06:26 am -04 - Sun, September 10, 2017
Engadget Tesla extends range on cars to help owners avoid Hurricane Irma
Tesla may have software-limited the battery capacities of some cars to upsell owners to pricier trim levels, but it's now clear that the company is willing to lift that limit during a crisis. The...
01:29 am -04 - Sun, September 10, 2017
Engadget EU countries aim to raise tech firms' taxes by targeting revenue
It's no secret that European countries want major tech firms to pay more taxes, but how will they go about that beyond collecting back taxes? By taxing the companies where they'll feel it th...
11:07 pm -04 - Sat, September 9, 2017
Engadget MIT is crowdsourcing hurricane flood maps in Florida
People in Broward County, Florida have one more map to rely on this weekend as Hurricane Irma passes through the state. MIT has launched RiskMap, a crowdsourced platform meant to track and map floodin...
09:32 pm -04 - Sat, September 9, 2017
Engadget Spotify no longer streams music in Apple's Safari web browser
If you use Safari to stream Spotify tunes, you're going to need a plan B. Listeners have discovered that Spotify's web player no longer works with Safari. Visit and you'll be asked to...
08:01 pm -04 - Sat, September 9, 2017
Engadget YouTube brings playback speed choices to mobile
The ability to choose playback speeds on YouTube can be pretty valuable. You can use it, say, whenever you need to see what's going on in a tutorial in slow motion or just want to speed watch a r...
06:29 pm -04 - Sat, September 9, 2017
Engadget Virginia to replace voting machines over hacking concerns
States are understandably nervous about the security of voting machines given both the possibility of Russian interference in the 2016 election and machine makers' own shortfalls. And in Virgini...
04:57 pm -04 - Sat, September 9, 2017
Engadget The next iPhone creates animated emoji from your facial expressions
You may already know that the next iPhone will use face detection for all kinds of clever tricks, but here's one you probably weren't expecting: customized emoji. The 9to5Mac crew has discov...
03:28 pm -04 - Sat, September 9, 2017
Engadget Amazon widens its retail footprint with Kohl's partnership
Sometimes when you're down on your luck, you have to strike a deal with the enemy. That's what Kohl's is doing by partnering up with Amazon, ostensibly its biggest online rival, to sell...
01:57 pm -04 - Sat, September 9, 2017
Engadget iOS 11 leak reveals the LTE-enabled Apple Watch
A copy of iOS 11 in its final development stage has leaked online, and 9to5mac has dissected the software to reveal the secrets we're bound to hear during Apple's upcoming event. One of the ...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, September 9, 2017
Engadget Recommended Reading: Hollywood is really mad at Rotten Tomatoes
Attacked by Rotten TomatoesBrooks Barnes,The New York TimesThe film scores tallied by Rotten Tomatoes are what many moviegoers use to decide how to spend their money. As you might expect, this doesn&#...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, September 9, 2017
Engadget Dear Hollywood, we dont need classics like 'Terminator 2' in 3D
Terminator 2: Judgement Day is one of the greatest films ever made. So what's the point of adding a 3D veneer to bring it back to theaters? Not much, it turns out. In exchange for a slight touch ...
09:30 am -04 - Sat, September 9, 2017
Engadget A 114-year old Mercedes has more in common with a Tesla than you think
I'm extremely nervous to be behind the wheel of the 1902 model (built in 1903) Mercedes Simplex 40. The controls and open air sitting position remind me more of a John Deere tractor than the cars...
08:00 am -04 - Sat, September 9, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the weekend. We're looking back at some of the week's big stories -- remember that time Equifax coughed up millions of social security numbers...
05:03 am -04 - Sat, September 9, 2017
Engadget Volvo buys premium app-based valet service Luxe
Volvo has just acquired the app-based valet service Luxe, which let users coordinate a driver to park, wash and refuel their car. But the Swedish automaker didn't pick it up just to convenience i...
03:00 am -04 - Sat, September 9, 2017
Engadget Roland reissues classic D-50 synth for its 'Boutique' line
Roland has been reissuing classic synths for a while now with its "Boutique" line based on earlier Roland keyboards like the Jupiter 8, Juno 106 and JX-3P. The company has also re-imagined t...
11:51 pm -04 - Fri, September 8, 2017
Engadget Best Buy pulls Kaspersky's antivirus software from its shelves
Amid growing concern/speculation/hysteria that Kaspersky Lab products could be tied to the Russian government, retailer Best Buy has stopped selling its antivirus. Minnesota's StarTribune first r...
09:38 pm -04 - Fri, September 8, 2017
Engadget Equifax tries to explain its response to a massive security breach
A day after announcing that hackers stole personal information tied to 143 million people in the US, Equifax's response to the breach has come under scrutiny. Language on the website where people...
07:08 pm -04 - Fri, September 8, 2017
Engadget Here's a full-length look at SpaceX's spacesuit
Elon Musk dropped a carefully cropped look at the SpaceX suit for astronauts on his Instagram a couple of weeks ago, and came back with a more revealing picture today. Modeled in front of the company&...
06:01 pm -04 - Fri, September 8, 2017
Engadget The UN wants all drones registered in a global database
The United Nations' aviation agency, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), plans to support a single worldwide drone registry. This singular ledger would be easier for law enforce...
05:30 pm -04 - Fri, September 8, 2017
Engadget The first 'Destiny 2' expansion will reintroduce players to Osiris
If you've already finished Destiny 2's campaign and are grinding through the endgame, here's some news you might be interested in. The first expansion for developer Bungie's shared...
05:10 pm -04 - Fri, September 8, 2017
Engadget Futurama returns for a one-off, 42-minute podcast episode
Apparently, the folks over at Nerdist "spend every waking hour of every day wishing that Futurama was still on TV." We're big fans of the show, for sure, but we still spend a few hours ...
04:20 pm -04 - Fri, September 8, 2017
Engadget Facebook and Instagram are home to the new 'Club Mickey Mouse' show
The show that gave us Ryan Gosling, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Annette Funicello is getting retooled for modern audiences. Except instead of Club Mickey Mouse broadcasting on Disney Channel...
03:57 pm -04 - Fri, September 8, 2017
Engadget US carriers partner on a better mobile authentication system
Two-factor authentication (2FA) via SMS and a smartphone provides a heavy dose of additional security for your data, but as the US government declared last year, it's not without its flaws. To fi...
03:43 pm -04 - Fri, September 8, 2017
Engadget Facebook's widening role in electing Trump
Facebook admitted this week that a Russian propaganda mill used the social media giant's ad service for political operation around the 2016 campaign. This came out when sources revealed to The Wa...
03:20 pm -04 - Fri, September 8, 2017
Engadget The LG V30 is the perfect smartphone for vlogging
When LG took the wraps off of the LG V30 at IFA last week, it spent nearly 20 of its 50-minute presentation talking about the phone's dual camera system. Juno Cho, President of Mobile Communicati...
03:06 pm -04 - Fri, September 8, 2017
Engadget Medium adds Bloomberg and other publications to subscription service
In a push to monetize its publishing platform, Medium added a $5 Netflix-style subscription last March. The system includes a way for members to "clap" different posts to give creators a per...
02:45 pm -04 - Fri, September 8, 2017
Engadget Press A to change your life: 'Otis' and the new American cinema
Reality is a lie. Everything we experience is filtered through thick veils of of personal baggage, self-interest and delusion, constantly skewing the world into the most comforting state possible. Uni...
02:33 pm -04 - Fri, September 8, 2017
Engadget Snapchat plans to add college newspapers to its Discover section
A plethora of publishers have joined Snapchat's safe news digest, Discover, since it launched back in January. Some are straight news, like NBC and CNN, while others are culture outlets like Buzz...
02:12 pm -04 - Fri, September 8, 2017
Engadget Royal Academy of Arts will showcase VR's influence on artists
This winter, the UK's Royal Academy of Arts will host an exhibit about making art from life, how it has been done throughout history and how technology like VR is influencing artists today. The F...
01:51 pm -04 - Fri, September 8, 2017
Engadget YouTube HDR is available for a bunch of new phones
The Galaxy S8 will already play Netflix in high-dynamic range video, and now the handset (and its cousin, the Note 8) is the home for YouTube HDR. Reddit users have had access to the update since yest...
01:30 pm -04 - Fri, September 8, 2017
Engadget Whats the deal with Google and HTC?
Rumors out of Taiwan suggest that Google is preparing to purchase some, or all, of HTC's smartphone division. If true, it would mark a sad end for the company that built the first Android phone. ...
01:12 pm -04 - Fri, September 8, 2017
Engadget Spotify's music event picks up where Apple left off
Apple may believe that hosting music festivals is old hat, but don't tell that to Spotify. It just announced Who We Be, an event based around the popular hip-hop and grime playlist (it has 143,0...
12:51 pm -04 - Fri, September 8, 2017
Engadget Prosecutors want Shkrelis bail revoked due to online harassment
On Thursday, US prosecutors petitioned a court to revoke Martin Shkreli's $5 million bail due to a remark made on Facebook about Hillary Clinton. Prosecutors said it was evidence he posed a "...
12:30 pm -04 - Fri, September 8, 2017
Engadget Google's Dashboard redesign simplifies your privacy tools
Google announced today that its Dashboard feature is getting a big update including a new look and simpler controls. In a statement, the company said that it asked over 4,000 people last year across 1...
12:16 pm -04 - Fri, September 8, 2017
Engadget Facebook may spend $1 billion on original video in 2018
We've been aware of Facebook's video ambitions for awhile now. Last month, it replaced the "Video" button with a "Watch" tab, which was designed to be the landing page fo...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 8, 2017
Engadget The best media streaming devices
By Chris HeinonenThis 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...
11:41 am -04 - Fri, September 8, 2017
Engadget Zelle's bank-backed payments app launches September 12th
We've been talking about Zelle, a mobile payments system backed by over 30 major US banks, for over a year now, but the service has yet to release a standalone app. That is, until now. Zelle'...
11:32 am -04 - Fri, September 8, 2017
Engadget Arms update adds user-customizable controls
Nintendo announced today on Twitter that the Switch fighting game Arms is getting an update that will probably make a lot of players pretty happy. With version 3, Arms will let users map the controls ...
11:21 am -04 - Fri, September 8, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's latest Mac app is a toolbar for Office 365
Microsoft's Garage team has a new tool designed to make using Office 365 on your Mac a little easier. My Workspace is a menu bar that offers quick access to pinned documents, OneDrive files, your...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, September 8, 2017
Engadget What to expect from Apple's iPhone event on September 12th
Another September, another iPhone event, right? Well, not exactly. Apple celebrated the iPhone's 10th anniversary earlier this year, and all of the rumors have pointed to a radically new and pote...
10:39 am -04 - Fri, September 8, 2017
Engadget YouTubers avoid fine over Valve 'CS:GO' gambling scam
A pair of YouTubers have avoided fines after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charged them with steering viewers to a CS:GO gambling site without disclosing that they owned it. Despite misleading vi...
10:18 am -04 - Fri, September 8, 2017
Engadget Uber is under federal investigation for spying on Lyft drivers
Uber's been in the headlines for the worst of reasons this year, and the bad news keeps on coming. Now, it looks like Uber is involved in yet another federal investigation. Authorities from the F...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, September 8, 2017
Engadget Engadget Podcast Ep 41: High Hopes
This week senior editor Chris Velazco and I meant to recap Chris's review of the Galaxy Note 8, but this quickly devolved into speculation about next week's Apple event and opining about the...
09:41 am -04 - Fri, September 8, 2017
Engadget Disney Movies Anywhere drops Microsoft as a partner
Disney has recently sent out emails to its Movies Anywhere users telling them that the service no longer supports Microsoft's Movies and TV store. The Movies Anywhere app gives you a way to strea...
09:22 am -04 - Fri, September 8, 2017
Engadget Don't throw away your eclipse glasses
Now that the eclipse is over (for those of you who managed to see it, I hope it was worth the hype), you may be ready to toss your eclipse glasses. But before you do, take a look at what Astronomers W...
09:02 am -04 - Fri, September 8, 2017
Engadget CBS, Comcast deal brings fantasy football to your cable box
We've seen a few attempts to put fantasy football on TV screens over the years, but despite the game's increasing popularity none have really made an impact (we never did see more fantasy le...
08:31 am -04 - Fri, September 8, 2017
Engadget Google wants its Assistant to be your personal translator
Two of the biggest digital assistants are taking different pathways to find more users. Amazon recently made its intentions clear: It wants to play nice with its rivals. And so we're getting Micr...
08:05 am -04 - Fri, September 8, 2017
Engadget RED reveals more about its holographic smartphone display
When RED Camera first announced its crazy $1,200 Hydrogen smartphone with a "holographic display," a lot of folks wondered how that would actually work. Now, CEO Jim Jannard has revealed tha...
07:10 am -04 - Fri, September 8, 2017
Engadget Canada's new radio telescope starts mapping the universe
On September 7th, an extraordinarily powerful radio telescope in Canada has begun listening to the sounds of the universe. The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment or CHIME will help scienti...
07:00 am -04 - Fri, September 8, 2017
Engadget Uber wants all of its London drivers using EVs by 2025
The UK government already has plans to ban petrol and diesel-powered cars by 2040. (Scotland wants to do the same by 2032.) Uber hopes to go one better, however, and switch over to hybrid and fully el...
06:00 am -04 - Fri, September 8, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, September 8th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.It's Friday. We have some bad news for you....
04:28 am -04 - Fri, September 8, 2017
Engadget Show off demo-ready apps with the latest Oculus update
Oculus recently slashed the price of its Rift and Touch bundle by almost $100. The Facebook-owned virtual reality firm was hoping it would seal the deal for buyers considering a leap into the world of...
03:55 am -04 - Fri, September 8, 2017
Engadget Taxify halts operations following Transport for London investigation
When you're a ride-hailing company, a lot can happen in a week. Just three days after it brought its private hire app to London, Taxify has suspended all rides as it seeks to clarify its standing...
03:02 am -04 - Fri, September 8, 2017
Engadget American Red Cross is launching a drone disaster-relief program
Starting next week, a drone will hover over Houston, assessing the damage Hurricane Harvey caused and finding areas that need more help. The American Red Cross will conduct the survey in one of the mo...
01:24 am -04 - Fri, September 8, 2017
Engadget Netflix anime parody 'Neo Yokio' loads up on star power
If you were wondering why the next Vampire Weekend album is taking so long, now you have your answer. It seems lead singer Ezra Koenig has been busy working on an anime with his celeb pals. We heard r...
11:18 pm -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget Florida Gov: Use Google Maps for real-time road closure updates
Google and Florida have teamed up to make Maps a much more useful resource for the state's evacuation plans in preparation for Hurricane Irma's arrival. Florida Governor Rick Scott has advis...
09:41 pm -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget Record your bands demo with this tiny cylindrical recording studio
If you've ever attempted to record a little music demo of your own, you know that these days, the wealth of technological options can be a little overwhelming. Audio company iZotope, known for it...
08:38 pm -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget T-Mobile has the fastest and most consistent mobile data in the US
Speedtest owner Ookla has revealed its findings about who has the fastest mobile network in the United States. The outfit found that T-Mobile took the top spot over Verizon and AT&amp;T with avera...
07:40 pm -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget Killer Instinct on Steam supports Xbox One and Windows 10 cross-play
More and more games are supporting cross-play between Xbox One and Windows 10 as part of Microsoft's big "Better Together" summer push. But the newest Killer Instinct is opening the doo...
07:09 pm -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget The latest 'South Park' game is hardest if you choose a black character
South Park writers Matt Parker and Trey Stone haven't ever really shied away from social commentary (president Donald Trump notwithstanding) and that doesn't look like it's changing wit...
06:32 pm -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget Relive the first 11 seasons of 'South Park' on Blu-ray this fall
While we tend to post more about South Park video games around here, television's most crass social satire is equally important, really. To that end, Paramount Pictures has just announced that th...
05:49 pm -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget EU holds first cyber wargame to test its response
The past couple years have seen a growing amount of foreign interference in elections, both in the US and in Europe. The European Union's defense ministers held a cyber wargame to test their resp...
05:29 pm -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget Equifax security breach leaks personal info of 143 million US consumers
One of the largest security breaches of 2017 has come to light today as Equifax revealed attackers used an exploit on its website to access records for 143 million people. The oldest of the three majo...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget Porsche InnoDrive moves cruise control forward -- and through the curves
By Jordan GolsonA few years ago, I tried adaptive cruise control for the first time &mdash; a week in Boston's horrific commuting traffic, in a Volvo XC60. It was a revelation. Without the ne...
04:41 pm -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget This pen can determine whether tissue is cancerous in ten seconds
When surgeons are removing a tumor from a patient, determining whether they have taken out all of the cancerous cells or if they should extract more tissue is a problem they all face. Typically, the m...
04:19 pm -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget Squeezing your HTC U11 will do a lot more soon
One of my biggest gripes about HTC's U11 is that its Edge Sense gimmick -- which lets you squeeze the phone to activate shortcuts -- didn't actually let you do very much. Well, that's a...
04:01 pm -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Save $20 on a Samsung Brightview baby monitor
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn...
03:44 pm -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget BMW is reportedly making an all-electric four-door sedan
Like most car companies, BMW has been dabbling in electric vehicles lately, with models like the all-electric Mini and a longer-ranged version of its electric i3 model. The car company has to keep up ...
03:24 pm -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget Indiegogo requires campaigns to disclose product status and risk
Crowdfunding has brought a lot of great projects to life, but fundraising on the frontier brings risk -- like unexpected issues delaying product deliveries for years or cancelling campaigns outright. ...
03:02 pm -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget Fitbits Ionic smartwatch will help diabetics track glucose levels
Fitbit is pairing up with Dexcom, a company that creates continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices for people with diabetes. In an announcement today, the companies say that their first initiative i...
02:41 pm -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget Intel installed its 3D camera system in eight more NFL stadiums
Intel's 360-degree replay system is already in place for Major League Baseball and has been available for the National Football League in Baltimore, Houston and San Francisco for some time. The t...
02:22 pm -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget 'L.A. Noire' is coming to HTC Vive and modern consoles
Red Dead Redemption 2's release might've gotten pushed into next spring, but Rockstar Games has something else to fill that gap: an unexpected HD (and UHD) remaster of its 2011 detective sim...
02:02 pm -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget Facebooks fact-checkers say the company is withholding useful data
Facebook has been plucking away at its big fake news problem over the last few months. So far, it has cut off fake news sites from ad revenue and blocked advertisements from Pages that spread fake new...
01:46 pm -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget The makers of HipChat are launching their Slack competitor, Stride
The Slack competitor space is a little crowded these days. There's Facebook's Workplace, Microsoft's Teams, Google Hangouts and Doist's Twist. Now, the makers of HipChat are introd...
01:31 pm -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget Hobbyist gives iPhone 7 the headphone jack we've always wanted
For those of you who miss the iPhone headphone jack, you're definitely not alone. But Strange Parts creator Scotty Allen missed it so much that he decided to add one to his iPhone 7. He just post...
01:16 pm -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget Drone pilots are getting their own weather forecasts
Whether you think drones are super-great or want to shoot them out of the sky, they've become increasingly vital for missions like crop spraying, inspection and filming. Yet, it's impossible...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget HP Omen 15 review (2017): A gaming laptop for everyone
HP went big with its Omen gaming machines last year, giving us some major VoodooPC flashbacks in the process. Unfortunately, the laptops felt like a downgrade from the slick Omen gaming notebook that ...
12:44 pm -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget Google Drive on PC/Mac is dead, long live Backup and Sync
If you use Google Drive and/or Photos on PC and Mac, beware that both of those apps are being eliminated starting December 11th, 2017 and shut off completely in March of next year. Don't mourn th...
12:31 pm -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget Inside the store that only accepts personal data as currency
On the internet, technology companies try to track your every move. The news story you liked on Facebook last week. Your Google searches. The videos you watch on YouTube. They're all monitored by...
12:15 pm -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget Marvel and Star Wars films will be Disney streaming exclusives
Last month, we reported that Disney would be pulling its future titles from Netflix in favor of its own streaming service, scheduled for launch sometime in 2019. What wasn't clear was the fate of...
12:14 pm -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget Lyft cars with self-driving AI will hit San Francisco streets
Lyft has been expanding rapidly over the last few months, and they've been open about their interest in self-driving tech. While they've made it clear they will always have human drivers, th...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget Blizzard will open its next eSports stadium in LA
Back in March, gaming titan Blizzard opened its first eSports arena -- in Taipei. Sure, they probably chose Taiwan as a hub teams playing in Overwatch's far-ranging Pacific championship, but the ...
11:38 am -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget Google adds US Latino art and culture to its online museum
From US presidents to the history of fashion over the course of three millennia, Google Arts &amp; Culture has been using the latest tech to showcase and preserve vital aspects of history and cult...
11:21 am -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget Samsungs mobile bug bounty program pays up to $200,000
Samsung is the latest in a long line of tech titans to announce its very own bug bounty program. As its title suggests, the newly-launched Mobile Security Rewards Program will pay users for reporting ...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget Pebble founder's comeback is a battery case for iPhone and AirPods
After ushering in the smartwatch movement in 2012, Eric Migicovsky's Pebble brand fell by the wayside. The company was saved from bankruptcy by Fitbit, which acquired its talent and software last...
10:44 am -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget Students can subscribe to Spotify and Hulu for $5 per month
If you're an undergraduate student, then I'm jealous of you today because Spotify and Hulu have announced a ridiculously great deal. Eligible students can sign up for Spotify Premium for Stu...
10:30 am -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget Nissan's 2018 Leaf is a smarter, longer-lasting EV
Nissan's pure EV Leaf has been largely dominating the electric car market for seven years. So a refresh has been a long time coming. This week the company finally unveiled a vehicle with a higher...
10:15 am -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget Sony unveils its 'true 4K' projector that costs just $5,000
Buying a "4K" projector can be tricky since many companies have displays have lower resolutions and use technology like pixel shifting (JVC and Epson) or special processing (Optoma) to make ...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget Squid ink could make your dentist visits much less painful
Your dentist visits could become a pleasant pain-free experience, and it's all thanks to squids. A team of engineers from the University of California San Diego have developed an imaging method u...
09:41 am -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget Airbnb helps hosts in San Francisco get city approval online
Airbnb has had a bumpy ride in San Francisco. After the city passed a law that required all short-term rental hosts to register with the city, only a small percentage did (thanks largely to the onerou...
09:26 am -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget Shropshire farm completes harvest with nothing but robots
Researchers in Shropshire, England have managed to sow and harvest a field of barley using nothing but robots. Many aspects of farming have now been automated, but rarely is the entire process &md...
09:21 am -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget Instagram is testing direct 'Stories' sharing to Facebook
You can mock Instagram for pilfering the Stories concept (and name) from Snapchat, but the popular feature quickly dwarfed the entire Snapchat platform. A very similar feature arrived to Facebook earl...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget What is Intel Optane?
A few months ago, Intel launched Optane, the first new memory technology to hit the PC market since Toshiba released commercial flash memory over three decades ago. Intel claims this new storage mediu...
08:39 am -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget Apple bolsters its TV unit with more top Sony talent
Seasoned execs from the world of network television are dotted all around video services. Netflix, YouTube, and Amazon have all made big hires from TV land to help boost original programming. And, it ...
08:21 am -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget A huge solar flare temporarily knocked out GPS communications
On the morning of 6 September the sun let out two pretty sizeable burps of radiation. Both were considered X-class -- the strongest type of solar flare -- with one of them proving to be the most power...
08:02 am -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget Signal adds encrypted profiles to beta chat app
Signal, the encrypted chat app preferred by the US Senate, has finally launched profiles -- but only as part of its latest beta release. You can now add a photo and a display name to make group chats ...
07:40 am -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget NASA channels 'Stars Wars' for its 2017 ISS mission patch
The International Space Station's mission patch for 2017 will look very familiar if you're a huge fan of that galaxy far, far away. CASIS or the Center for the Advancement of Science in Spac...
07:30 am -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget Uber rival Taxify is being investigated by Transport for London
Unlike other world cities, London is a pretty supportive place when it comes to transport innovation. Transport for London (TfL) has attempted to keep the peace as traditional taxi companies battle it...
07:21 am -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget Amazon wants US cities to bid for its second major HQ
Amazon is looking for a second company headquarters and wants cities around the US to convince the retail giant why it should take up residency with them. Amazon says it plans to invest more than $5 b...
07:00 am -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget Native Instruments Maschine gets color screens, larger pads
Whether you're an in-room musician or take your craft onstage, the Native Instruments Maschine is an incredibly handy tool for working with and triggering samples and controlling MIDI instruments...
06:39 am -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget Oyster card app simplifies top-ups in London
With the growing popularity of contactless payments, the humble Oyster card has a diminished role on the London Underground. Still, it's a useful option for tourists, children, or anyone who want...
06:00 am -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, September 7th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Good morning! T-Mobile is willing to pick up the tab for your Netflix habit, and trackball mice are back. Really....
05:28 am -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget The Nokia 8 flagship is available to pre-order in the UK
There's a new Nokia flagship in town. Okay, so the "Nokia" name is a bit of a red herring, given it's now HMD Global, a young Finnish startup, using the brand for a fresh suite of ...
05:01 am -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget Fujifilm's X-E3 overhauled with 4K video and a touchscreen
Fujifilm fans have waited a long time for an X-E2 replacement, but it appears to have been worth it. The X-E3 rangefinder-style mirrorless has arrived with thoroughly modern features and is now Fujifi...
04:32 am -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget Google's personalized Feed is now available worldwide
Having spent many years honing its algorithms, Google has become the dominant search provider across the world. It'll almost always deliver what you're looking for, but in recent years the c...
04:00 am -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget All Jaguars will have electric drivetrains in 2020
The electric car is the future. While sales of EVs are still dwarfed by traditional gas-powered vehicles, automakers are moving forward with plans to inject electric drivetrain elements into their pro...
02:01 am -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget Apple reportedly strikes new licensing deal with Warner Music
Apple Music users will be able to enjoy tunes from Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars for the foreseeable future. Fresh off its recent deal with Spotify, Warner Music has signed off on an agreement with the te...
12:01 am -04 - Thu, September 7, 2017
Engadget IBM is installing a Watson AI lab at MIT
Both MIT and IBM are leaders in the field of Artificial Intelligence and now they're teaming up. IBM announced on Thursday that it had reached a 10-year research partnership agreement with the un...
11:04 pm -04 - Wed, September 6, 2017
Engadget Twitch extensions are live and ready to customize your page
Your favorite Twitch stream might look a bit busier and more colorful than usual now that the platform has switched on the extensions it announced at PAX West. Streamers can now customize their pages ...
08:16 pm -04 - Wed, September 6, 2017
Engadget John Deere bought an AI company to optimize crop spraying
Want to know how pervasive AI is becoming in seemingly all facets of daily life? Just ask Deere &amp; Company. The John Deere brand owner just acquired Blue River Technology, which uses machine ...
06:43 pm -04 - Wed, September 6, 2017
Engadget Water-based electrolytes promise safer phone batteries
It's hard to completely escape safety issues with lithium-ion batteries, in part due to the nature of the electrolytes that charge and release energy when ions shuttle between electrodes. They u...
06:14 pm -04 - Wed, September 6, 2017
Engadget The CW's free Seed app is now streaming on Amazon Fire TV devices
The CW has just launched its CW Seed app for Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Edition television. The app doesn't require a subscription, there are no added fees and you don't need ...
05:43 pm -04 - Wed, September 6, 2017
Engadget George Orwell's 'Animal Farm' will soon be a video game
George Orwell pretty much invented the dystopian future genre, with novels like 1984 and Animal Farm still finding relevance and new readers today. The latter novel, however, is set to become an indie...
05:14 pm -04 - Wed, September 6, 2017
Engadget Smartphones could someday assess brain injuries
Researchers at the University of Washington are developing a simple way to assess potential concussions and other brain injuries with just a smartphone. The team has developed an app called PupilScree...
04:53 pm -04 - Wed, September 6, 2017
Engadget Twitter's night mode gives your eyes a break on the desktop
Twitter's night mode is all well and good if you're checking your feed from your phone while in bed, but what if you prefer to burn the midnight oil at your PC? You're set after today....
04:34 pm -04 - Wed, September 6, 2017
Engadget Facebook: Russian group spent $100,000 on ads during 2016 election
"Fake news" was one of the biggest buzzwords surrounding the hotly contested 2016 presidential election, with lots of attention focusing on Facebook's role as a platform for distributin...
04:19 pm -04 - Wed, September 6, 2017
Engadget 'Flip-flop' design makes quantum computers more affordable
One of the greatest challenges in quantum computing is... well, making the computers. You may need exotic manufacturing techniques just to handle the very exacting requirements, such as positioning t...
03:57 pm -04 - Wed, September 6, 2017
Engadget Senate will consider legislation for self-driving trucks
A bill on autonomous car legislation originally scheduled for a vote on September 6th just passed the US House of representatives and has been sent to the Senate for consideration. The bill does not i...
03:34 pm -04 - Wed, September 6, 2017
Engadget Alexa and Google Assistant star in BBC's interactive radio plays
The BBC is making a new kind of theater that works with your domestic voice assistant -- and makes you part of the show. The company's R&amp;D department has collaborated with Rosina Sound to...
03:13 pm -04 - Wed, September 6, 2017
Engadget Apple at odds with Indian regulators over anti-spam app
In a classic case of an unstoppable force meeting an immovable object, Apple's refusal to approve the Indian government's anti-spam iPhone app is causing uproar on both sides. The Telecom Re...
02:55 pm -04 - Wed, September 6, 2017
Engadget Spotify's new head of podcasts and video ran Disney's Maker Studios
That didn't take long. Less than a week after Spotify lost its head of video and podcasting Tom Calderone, its snatched Disney's Courtney Holt for the job. As Variety notes, Holt led Maker S...
02:36 pm -04 - Wed, September 6, 2017
Engadget Martin Shkreli is selling his $2 million Wu-Tang album on eBay
Martin Shkreli, for lack of a better/more accurate word, is a gigantic tool. The priapic "pharma bro" gained notoriety after he jacked up the price of an anti-toxoplamosis drug by 5,000 perc...
02:17 pm -04 - Wed, September 6, 2017
Engadget Lawsuit claims Trump's election committee used personal email
Back in July, a group of lawyers sued the Presidential Advisory Committee on Election Integrity for failing to share documents, communications and for refusing to make its meetings open to the public....
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, September 6, 2017
Engadget Europe's biggest tech show finally delivered
As we wind down after trawling IFA's labyrinthine halls, covering everything from phones to washing machines, wearables to haunted pianos, we wanted to point out the most notable things to come o...
01:39 pm -04 - Wed, September 6, 2017
Engadget Your solar panels could power the neighborhood during a blackout
A new set of algorithms could make it possible for renewable energy-generating homes to not only access their power reserves during outages, but share their resources with their neighbours -- a move w...
01:19 pm -04 - Wed, September 6, 2017
Engadget 'Seal' swim analyzer measures your stroke form and power
Samsung and Speedo aren't the only companies targeting swimmers with new products at IFA 2017. In addition the mobile giant's Gear Fit 2 Pro and Gear Sport earlier this week, Platysens, a st...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, September 6, 2017
Engadget Mobile AI is Huawei's not-so-secret weapon
Smartphone makers are betting on camera features to help their flagship devices stand out. Samsung launched its first dual-cameras on the Note 8, Sony introduced super slow-mo video-recording on its X...
12:46 pm -04 - Wed, September 6, 2017
Engadget Apple and Amazon reportedly pursuing James Bond film rights
Sony's distribution rights to the James Bond films expired with 2015's Spectre and MGM has been looking for a new distributor ever since. As of now, Warner Bros. is expected to land the righ...
12:31 pm -04 - Wed, September 6, 2017
Engadget British Library exhibit to highlight the sounds its fighting to save
Last year, the British Library began the "Save our Sounds" project, with the aim of accelerating the digitisation of millions upon millions of lost audio recordings held in its vast archive....
12:31 pm -04 - Wed, September 6, 2017
Engadget Roku launches a free, ad-supported movie channel of its own
Roku announced today that is has launched its own movie channel. The Roku Channel will be available on all Roku players, sticks and TVs in the US and it will carry a selection of films that will updat...
12:19 pm -04 - Wed, September 6, 2017
Engadget US House sends self-driving car bill to the Senate
We've been following the progress of the SELF DRIVE Act, legislation that would allow autonomous vehicles on regular roads, for awhile now. Back in July, the Energy and Commerce Committee unanimo...
12:01 pm -04 - Wed, September 6, 2017
Engadget T-Mobile family plans now include free Netflix streaming
T-Mobile tends to (usually) compete on price with small freebies thrown in, but now it's sweetening the pot with a bonus you're likely to use. If you have a T-Mobile One family plan (that is...
11:38 am -04 - Wed, September 6, 2017
Engadget Microsoft to unveil new Surface gear on October 31st
Microsoft might not be done introducing new Surface hardware this year just because the Surface Laptop and Surface Pro are on store shelves. The company has confirmed that devices executive Panos Pan...
11:21 am -04 - Wed, September 6, 2017
Engadget Alexa and Siri are vulnerable to 'silent,' nefarious commands
Hacks are often caused by our own stupidity, but you can blame tech companies for a new vulnerability. Researchers from China's Zheijiang University found a way to attack Siri, Alexa and other vo...
10:59 am -04 - Wed, September 6, 2017
Engadget You'll look like 'Robocop' with this smart cycling helmet
Bike helmets should be about safety first and foremost, but that doesn't mean you can't rock one that's also stylish. Livall's BH51, introduced at IFA 2017, is exactly that. This c...
10:30 am -04 - Wed, September 6, 2017
Engadget The surprisingly lackluster rise of VR porn
"It's like being inside of a womb or a particularly immaculate throat, all gently pulsating, mucus-y pink flesh."NSFW Warning: This story may contain links to and descriptions or images...
10:22 am -04 - Wed, September 6, 2017
Engadget Williams redesigns the chassis for lighter and stronger EVs
There is frequently a trickle-down from the world of high-end motor racing through to the cars on sale at your local dealership (and refrigerators). Which is why the latest project to emerge from Will...
10:02 am -04 - Wed, September 6, 2017
Engadget Hackers are actively targeting US and European power grids
We've been talking about the potential of hacker strikes on electric grids for years, and now it looks like the threat is imminent. Symantec reports that a group it calls Dragonfly is targeting e...
09:50 am -04 - Wed, September 6, 2017
Engadget Londons V&A museum to put the spotlight on tech and gaming
While the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&amp;A) is home to some of the world's oldest artworks, the institution also takes time to recognise the impact modern technology has on our culture. It...
09:41 am -04 - Wed, September 6, 2017
Engadget Epson's ultra bright projector can hide in plain sight
While we're starting to get some crazy mixed reality tech using projectors, it's good to see companies haven't forgotten about good old-fashioned home cinema. Over the past year, manufa...
09:20 am -04 - Wed, September 6, 2017
Engadget Logitech is bringing back the trackball mouse
Logitech is going back to reinventing the trackball mouse. The MX ERGO apparently marks the company's first new trackball in almost ten years, pairing a more subtler color scheme with an adjustab...
09:10 am -04 - Wed, September 6, 2017
Engadget The internet has finally killed off the Yellow Pages
If you're after a plumber you look on Checkatrade, if you need a cab you fire up the Uber app, and if you're craving pizza you simply ask Alexa to order one. With all the conveniences the in...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, September 6, 2017
Engadget India wants it own, 27-mile Hyperloop
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Dirk Ahlborn's crowdsourced Hyperloop project, has signed another deal in another country. The company has shaken hands with the Andhra Pradesh Economic Dev...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, September 6, 2017
Engadget India wants its own, 27-mile Hyperloop
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Dirk Ahlborn's crowdsourced Hyperloop project, has signed another deal in another country. The company has shaken hands with the Andhra Pradesh Economic Dev...
08:31 am -04 - Wed, September 6, 2017
Engadget Hulu recruits Chris Pine for Bobby Kennedy miniseries
Hulu is in the midst of a banner year for original programming, mainly due to the success of The Handmaid's Tale. The acclaimed series put the streaming service on the peak TV map, and helped sec...
08:03 am -04 - Wed, September 6, 2017
Engadget You have 30 more days to tell Ajit Pai not to neuter broadband
While it's attacking net neutrality, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is pushing a second proposal that could also limit internet freedom. Under Tom Wheeler, broadband was redefined to...
07:20 am -04 - Wed, September 6, 2017
Engadget Taking upskirt photos isnt technically illegal, but it soon could be
This is a baffling one. You'd think that laws governing sexual offenses or rights to privacy or something would make it very obviously illegal to point a camera lens up a woman's skirt and s...
07:10 am -04 - Wed, September 6, 2017
Engadget The Trainline is using big data to predict when ticket prices rise
Just like flights, hotels and Uber rides, train ticket prices rise when rail operators anticipate there will be increased demand for their services. It often leaves passengers scrambling to find a com...
07:02 am -04 - Wed, September 6, 2017
Engadget Intel escapes 1.06bn antitrust fine... for the time being
The highest court in the European Union has ordered a &euro;1.06 billion ($1.4 billion) antitrust fine against Intel be re-examined, heralding a victory for other technology companies currently fa...
06:00 am -04 - Wed, September 6, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday, September 6th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.It's time to find out how the Galaxy Note 8 matches up, and to take a look at Google's new Street View cameras. Congratulations, it's already Wednes...
04:28 am -04 - Wed, September 6, 2017
Engadget US might soon reveal its revised self-driving car guidelines
We might finally get to see how the Trump administration has tweaked the Obama-era self-driving vehicle guidelines next week. According to Reuters, the Department of Transportation is slated to unveil...
03:18 am -04 - Wed, September 6, 2017
Engadget Delayed European 'Pokmon Go' events are back on the schedule
Sure, the Pok&eacute;mon Go Fest in Chicago didn't quite go to plan, but Niantic apparently has things back on track looking forward to events in Europe. France, Spain and Germany are all rea...
01:38 am -04 - Wed, September 6, 2017
Engadget Now the free Windows 10 S upgrade period runs through March
Today Microsoft announced the availability of different colors of its Surface Laptop in 20 more countries, but that's not the biggest news. Tucked in at the end is a note that buyers will be able...
12:00 am -04 - Wed, September 6, 2017
Engadget Kobo adds audiobooks along with an Audible-like subscription
Kobo is finally getting into the audiobooks biz. The Canadian company has added audiobooks to its offerings and already has an extensive catalogue sell, including bestsellers like the Harry Potter ser...
10:58 pm -04 - Tue, September 5, 2017
Engadget Control your own mammograms with new GE tech
GE introduced a new mammography system that gives patients a remote to control the compression part of the screening themselves. Giving them autonomy over the unpleasant, painful portion of the proces...
09:56 pm -04 - Tue, September 5, 2017
Engadget Moleskine planner syncs your handwritten schedule with the cloud
As helpful as online calendars can be, it's hard to give up the satisfying feel of jotting down appointments in an old-school planner. Wouldn't it be nice if you could use a pen and paper w...
08:42 pm -04 - Tue, September 5, 2017
Engadget Nissan's next Leaf is cheaper and can almost drive itself
The Nissan Leaf does pretty well for the automaker. It's one of the best selling EVs ever and today the company introduced a redesigned $29,990 Leaf with ProPilot, a hands-on semi-autonomous feat...
07:50 pm -04 - Tue, September 5, 2017
Engadget Retro sci-fi RPG 'Songbringer' arrives for PS4, Xbox One, Mac and PC
The pixel art-infused RPG Songbringer is a love letter to old-school role playing games, and we've been looking forward to its release on PlayStation 4 for a while now. The sci-fi title is out no...
06:58 pm -04 - Tue, September 5, 2017
Engadget Perlan glider sets altitude record for unpowered flight
Gliders may be inherently limited by their nature (they're dependent on rising air currents), but that isn't stopping them from achieving feats normally reserved for their powered counterpar...
06:17 pm -04 - Tue, September 5, 2017
Engadget 'Star Wars: Episode IX' loses director Colin Trevorrow
Surprise! Star Wars: Episode IX will no longer be directed by Jurassic World helmer Colin Trevorrow, Lucasfilm announced tonight. Unfortunately, there's no word yet on who'll be replacing hi...
06:01 pm -04 - Tue, September 5, 2017
Engadget Everyone in the US can watch shows on Facebook
Facebook announced last month that it would be swapping out its video button for Watch, its new platform for shows. The social giant has been slowly rolling the service out to users in the US for the ...
05:43 pm -04 - Tue, September 5, 2017
Engadget Red Sox reportedly used Apple Watch to steal Yankees' signals
The Cardinals aren't the only Major League Baseball team accused of using technological cheats. According to the New York Times, the league has determined that the Boston Red Sox cheated in numer...
05:22 pm -04 - Tue, September 5, 2017
Engadget Scientists could use Zika to fight brain cancer in the future
While Zika is known for causing birth defects like microcephaly and brain damage, it turns out the virus might also serve a very useful purpose -- fighting brain cancer. In a study published today in ...
05:01 pm -04 - Tue, September 5, 2017
Engadget Tech community stands by Dreamers after Trump ends protections
As expected, President Trump announced today via Jeff Sessions that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program would be dissolved. In six months, the government will begin phasing out p...
04:44 pm -04 - Tue, September 5, 2017
Engadget Facebook offers to pay labels for music in homemade videos
You've probably seen more than one homemade Facebook video that uses a popular song to spice up an otherwise plain clip. How many graduation videos have Green Day's "Good Riddance (Tim...
04:24 pm -04 - Tue, September 5, 2017
Engadget Chris Redfield is back in free 'Resident Evil 7' DLC this December
We were delighted (and scared silly) playing Resident Evil 7, which turned the franchise around and brought it back to its sinister, horrific roots. The game's first two Banned Footage DLC packs ...
04:08 pm -04 - Tue, September 5, 2017
Engadget WhatsApp tests feature that sends flight times through chat
WhatsApp wasn't kidding when said it wanted businesses to offer more than support via chat. The Facebook-owned service is testing tools that let companies send notifications of important events ...
03:48 pm -04 - Tue, September 5, 2017
Engadget Googles Inside Music makes anyone a remix artist
Google has teamed up with podcast Song Exploder in order to give users a new way to hear music. The podcast features musicians who tell the story of how their song was made -- taking it apart and goin...
03:27 pm -04 - Tue, September 5, 2017
Engadget Alexa will recommend third-party skills for things it cant do
When Amazon's Alexa doesn't know how the answer to a question, the digital assistant typically just says so. Now, though, instead of "Hmmmm. I don't know that," Alexa may star...
03:05 pm -04 - Tue, September 5, 2017
Engadget Alibaba reportedly expanding its empire with physical shopping mall
According to reports, ecommerce giant Alibaba is building a five-floor shopping mall near the company's headquarters in the Chinese city of Hangzhou. Aptly called "More Mall," the locat...
02:42 pm -04 - Tue, September 5, 2017
Engadget PUBG has 10 million people aiming for your skull
Last month, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds overtook Dota 2 as the game with the most simultaneous players on Steam and on September 1st, it hit another milestone. Today, Bluehole announced that th...
02:23 pm -04 - Tue, September 5, 2017
Engadget Lenovo will pay a $3.5 million fine for preinstalling adware on certain laptops
Lenovo came under fire a few years ago for pre-installing adware called VisualDiscovery (developed by Superfish) onto new machines. Now that the legal dust has settled, the laptop maker has agreed to ...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, September 5, 2017
Engadget GameChanger brings virtual worlds to the kids who need it most
I was standing in a makeshift room at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital with a couple dozen people. Some of them were young children battling cancer, others were family and ...
01:41 pm -04 - Tue, September 5, 2017
Engadget Mercedes-Benz is giving all its customers a year of Tidal HiFi
Tidal has had a rough few months, what with Kanye leaving in a huff, having to find a third CEO in two years and exclusives like Jay-Z's 4:44 being held back from new subscribers. The streaming s...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, September 5, 2017
Engadget Sports brands are giving wearables another shot at success
Wearables are only as good as the apps they're compatible with. And companies making health-focused products, like smartwatches, fitness bands and even hybrids of these two, are starting to reali...
12:47 pm -04 - Tue, September 5, 2017
Engadget Google's new Street View cameras help AI map the real world
Google's Street View cameras haven't changed significantly in 8 years, and that's a problem when the technology world most certainly has. How is the company supposed to fulfill its AI a...
12:30 pm -04 - Tue, September 5, 2017
Engadget Truly wireless earbuds are coming for your headphones
One of the dominant trends of IFA 2017 was the sheer volume of companies, both known and not-so known, that launched Bluetooth earbuds. The "truly wireless" revolution that was kickstarted b...
12:14 pm -04 - Tue, September 5, 2017
Engadget Nike can make a pair of custom shoes in under an hour
If you've been itching for a custom pair of kicks, then you'll want to take note of Nike's latest announcement. This month, the athletic company will open Nike Makers' Experience a...
12:10 pm -04 - Tue, September 5, 2017
Engadget Uber has a new London rival in Taxify
In the US, Uber has an arch rival in Lyft. In the UK, however, Uber doesn't have such an obvious competitor. Sure, there's Mytaxi (formerly Hailo), Gett and Taxiapp for hailing black cabs, o...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, September 5, 2017
Engadget YouTube improves stream performance and simplifies live chats
YouTube announced a handful of new features available now for its livestream function. The changes, including reduced latency and simpler chat moderation, are aimed at making YouTube Live a more funct...
11:51 am -04 - Tue, September 5, 2017
Engadget Scotland plans to make petrol and diesel cars obsolete by 2032
It's become pretty clear that the petrol and diesel cars are enjoying their final days in the sun, what with both the English and French governments vowing to phase them out by 2040. Their future...
11:46 am -04 - Tue, September 5, 2017
Engadget Three finally takes Ofcom to court over 5G spectrum auction
Three has followed through on its threat to take Ofcom to court. The mobile network operator, owned by Hutchison Whampoa, is unhappy with the planned rules for the next spectrum auction. It believes t...
11:41 am -04 - Tue, September 5, 2017
Engadget Google Voice command may take frustration out of text messages
Google Voice is great for a number of things, in particular differentiating between the contacts worthy of your regular number and those you aren't quite there with yet. But as has become apparen...
11:23 am -04 - Tue, September 5, 2017
Engadget Don't even try to repair the Essential Phone
The Essential PH-1 (aka Essential Phone) is designed to withstand dents and scratches, but what happens if something breaks on the inside? You can forget about fixing it yourself, apparently. The DI...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, September 5, 2017
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: Excellent, but still a tough sell
Last year's Galaxy Note 7 was a big step forward for the Note line, pairing an impeccably built body with an updated S Pen and excellent performance. Then they started blowing up. The Galaxy S8 a...
10:48 am -04 - Tue, September 5, 2017
Engadget Lilium secures $90 million to develop its electric VTOL plane
Like a few other startups, Lilium wants to make our flying car dreams come true with an electric VTOL craft you can summon with an app. Thanks to $90 million worth of new investment from China's ...
10:19 am -04 - Tue, September 5, 2017
Engadget Teamosa brews tea using ultrasound
We've seen a handful of tea-brewing gadgets over the years, but none have managed to break into the mainstream. The latest to step into the ring is Teamosa, a startup that's planning to laun...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, September 5, 2017
Engadget 'Destiny 2' gives Bungie's online shooter the narrative it deserves
Bungie's shared-world shooter is known for a lot of things. It has a dedicated community and excellent gunplay mechanics -- but Destiny has never been known as a game with a great story. In fact,...
09:48 am -04 - Tue, September 5, 2017
Engadget Pixelmator Pro is an AI-powered Photoshop alternative for your Mac
Pro image editing tools like Adobe Photoshop are vital in the creative world, but let's face it: not everyone can justify paying $10 or more per month, every month, just to get more than rudiment...
09:24 am -04 - Tue, September 5, 2017
Engadget Magic Leap is experimenting with light-bending nanomaterials
Mixed reality company Magic Leap is cagey with its tech, to say the least. However, it recently released a research paper in conjunction with Berkeley Lab that some hints on what it's doing. The ...
09:02 am -04 - Tue, September 5, 2017
Engadget Scientists use molecular 'sieve' to purify water
Researchers have taken a major step forward in making previously undrinkable water drinkable, therefore tackling one of the biggest challenges faced by the planet -- some 1.2 billion people lack acces...
08:45 am -04 - Tue, September 5, 2017
Engadget London is now awash with bike-sharing schemes
How many bike-sharing schemes does London need exactly? Well, at least five if you ask the companies behind such services. Today, Ofo comes to the capital, following a limited trial in Cambridge that ...
08:35 am -04 - Tue, September 5, 2017
Engadget Europe rules employers must inform staff of email snooping
A landmark privacy judgement by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) could impact the scope of email monitoring in the workplace. The Strasbourg-based court ruled on Tuesday that employers must i...
08:03 am -04 - Tue, September 5, 2017
Engadget Plex for Kodi is now free for everyone
If you're all about a customized media center then you'll be familiar with Plex or Kodi, but getting the best of both services meant having a Plex Plus subscription. Until now, that is, as P...
07:30 am -04 - Tue, September 5, 2017
Engadget 800,000 low-income UK homes to benefit from free solar panels
One of the biggest ever green energy schemes in the UK is set to provide clean energy for as many as 800,000 low-income homes over the next five years, renewable energy provider Solarplicity has revea...
07:02 am -04 - Tue, September 5, 2017
Engadget Google taps Xiaomi for its most powerful Android One phone
You'd be forgiven for thinking Android One was dead and gone. Google's initiative to bring stock Android to emerging nations through cheap, local handsets roared to life in 2014. By 2015, ho...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, September 5, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday, September 5th 2017
This morning: The future of your kitchen, why Apple might not fix your iPhone, and the world's top how-to requests for Google....
05:45 am -04 - Tue, September 5, 2017
Engadget TalkTalk wants to exit the mobile business
TalkTalk wants to ditch its mobile business and focus on cheap home broadband, according to the Financial Times. The company has long been a 'quad-play' provider, offering TV, mobile, landli...
05:22 am -04 - Tue, September 5, 2017
Engadget Gigabyte made the tiniest GeForce GTX 1080 card yet
NVIDIA has been shrinking gaming laptops with its Max-Q graphics initiative, but what about desktop users who want high-end graphics in a discreet, portable case? Gigabyte has come up with the GeForce...
03:05 am -04 - Tue, September 5, 2017
Engadget 'Secret of Mana' remake gameplay video delivers throwback fun
Less than two weeks since it was announced, Square Enix is offering the first look at gameplay from the Secret of Mana remake. The clip is from the demo unveiled as part of the developer's Pax We...
11:59 pm -04 - Mon, September 4, 2017
Engadget America's longest-orbiting female astronaut has safely returned home
After spending 665 days whizzing 254 miles above the surface of Earth aboard the International Space Station, Astronaut Peggy Whitson has successfully reentered the atmosphere and set down safely in K...
10:32 pm -04 - Mon, September 4, 2017
Engadget Samsung's second dual-camera phone is much more affordable
Samsung has revealed its second dual-camera phone, and while it's not exactly a budget device, it's definitely more affordable than its first one. The Korean conglomerate's Thai website...
09:03 pm -04 - Mon, September 4, 2017
Engadget Panasonic's GH5 can now shoot widescreen 6K video
When Panasonic first unveiled its 4K powerhouse GH5 camera, it seemed to promise 6K, 30fps video. That only turned out to be a burst mode for stills, but now, Panasonic has actually made good by unvei...
07:30 pm -04 - Mon, September 4, 2017
Engadget What's on TV: 'Destiny 2,' 'Bojack Horseman,' and 'You're the Worst'
Fall is here, and NFL action is back. Other than football, this week's big releases include a new season of Bojack Horseman, plus Destiny 2 and Knack 2 for gamers. On TV, You're the Worst is...
06:27 pm -04 - Mon, September 4, 2017
Engadget Overwatchs highest-paid pro lands $150,000 salary deal
In case you've been living under a rock, eSports is massive. So big in fact, that even traditional sports leagues (like the NFL) are getting in on the act. Aside from TV networks, soccer clubs, a...
05:36 pm -04 - Mon, September 4, 2017
Engadget Google reveals its most-searched How To tips
It's easy to forget how difficult DIY repairs were just a couple of decades ago, considering how easy the internet makes it to fix very specific product problems. (My biggest personal victory was...
04:47 pm -04 - Mon, September 4, 2017
Engadget Apple ends its annual music festival after 10 years
Apple's London music festival (first the iTunes Festival, later the Apple Music Festival) has practically become a fixture of the entertainment scene since it got started in 2007. Like it or loa...
04:02 pm -04 - Mon, September 4, 2017
Engadget Putin says the country that perfects AI will be 'ruler of the world'
Forget the arms race or space race -- the new battle for technological dominance revolves around AI, according to Vladimir Putin. The Russian President told students at a career guidance forum that t...
03:33 pm -04 - Mon, September 4, 2017
Engadget Galaxy Note 8 and Xperia XZ1 are the latest to support Netflix HDR
The incredibly short list of mobile devices that can play Netflix in HDR has grown just a bit longer. If you tend to watch shows on the service while on the go and want to see the best possible pictur...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, September 4, 2017
Engadget Fitness wearables will live or die by their apps
This week at IFA, some of the biggest players in wearables launched their latest smartwatches. From Fitbit's debut Ionic to Samsung's Gear Sport, these fitness-focused watches also run the c...
02:30 pm -04 - Mon, September 4, 2017
Engadget Play spot the difference with ASUS' ROG Strix gaming laptops
Gamers are a broad and diverse community, and treating them all as the single customer with a single set of needs isn't very smart. It's why ASUS is trying to break the one-size-fits all mou...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, September 4, 2017
Engadget Beats' Studio3 headphones pack improved features at a lower price
It has been a while since Beats updated the top-end Studio line of headphones. In fact, the most recent model, Studio Wireless, debuted in 2013. Well, until now. Today, Beats is introducing the Studio...
01:30 pm -04 - Mon, September 4, 2017
Engadget Owner of YouTube ripping site settles lawsuit with record labels
Last year, record labels took the popular YouTube-ripping site YouTube-mp3.org to court seeking the pirating website's permanent shutdown and $150,000 per violation. Well, the labels, helmed by t...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, September 4, 2017
Engadget The militarys quest for autonomous drones could also yield sky taxis
Self driving cars are only the beginning. Within a couple decades, most anything with wheels, wings, or rotors will be able to operate, not just on its own, but in concert with hundreds or thousands o...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, September 4, 2017
Engadget The smart kitchen revolution is a slow one
Of all the spaces in our homes, the kitchen is the one that has seen the least change in the last few years. Sure, that countertop CD player has given way to an Echo, but you've probably not inve...
11:12 am -04 - Mon, September 4, 2017
Engadget Stanford toughens up cheap solar cells by mimicking insect eyes
While silicon solar panels are already providing electricity for a lot of homes and buildings, it doesn't mean researchers have stopped looking for better and cheaper alternatives. Case in point,...
10:02 am -04 - Mon, September 4, 2017
Engadget Leaked Apple warranty guide shows what it will and won't repair
It's pretty tough for individuals and even third-party shops to repair Apple products, and often hard to predict whether Apple itself will repair, decline to fix or replace a busted iPhone. Howev...
09:22 am -04 - Mon, September 4, 2017
Engadget Daimler and Via to launch ride-sharing shuttle service in Europe
Minivans, while not the most exciting form of transportation, could have a role to play in society's shift away from car ownership. Daimler, the company behind Mercedes-Benz, is teaming up with V...
08:02 am -04 - Mon, September 4, 2017
Engadget Behold the cameras destroyed by the solar eclipse
The eclipse came and went amidst a media hullabaloo. Much of the coverage focussed on where and how you could watch the event. And, almost every report carried a word of warning: Protect your eyes. Tr...
06:45 am -04 - Mon, September 4, 2017
Engadget EE's new broadband router is a 4G MiFi for the home
EE and parent company BT both offer fixed-line broadband services already, but today EE is launching a new router that uses 4G to keep the whole household connected. The "4GEE Home Router" i...
06:01 am -04 - Mon, September 4, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Monday, September 4th 2017
Morning to you all. We're still diving deep into Europe's biggest tech show: the weekend included pianos that can talk with Alexa, and testing out both LG and Nokia's newest phones'...
04:30 am -04 - Mon, September 4, 2017
Engadget Security lapse exposed thousands of military contractor files
Thousands of files containing the private info of US military and intelligence personnel have been exposed online. The documents (which included a mixture of resumes and job applications) were found o...
02:24 am -04 - Mon, September 4, 2017
Engadget VR throwback 'Duck Season' arrives September 14th
Stress Level Zero's Duck Season caught our eye for a number of reasons. It's not just a VR callback to the NES hit Duck Hunt, it's a broader celebration of '80s culture... with a ...
11:59 pm -04 - Sun, September 3, 2017
Engadget Jaguar's steering wheel of the future revolves around AI
The steering wheel as we know it doesn't have a bright future -- in fact, it might disappear altogether as self-driving cars hit the road. Jaguar Land Rover, however, has an idea as to how it mi...
10:29 pm -04 - Sun, September 3, 2017
Engadget The reborn Lily drone isn't what you were expecting
To say that Lily drone backers were disappointed would be an understatement. They were promised a cutting-edge machine only to watch the $34 million crowdfunding campaign go up in flames, and only som...
08:33 pm -04 - Sun, September 3, 2017
Engadget Here's how Xbox One games will handle mouse and keyboard support
Microsoft has been promising mouse and keyboard support on the Xbox One for ages, but it's finally getting close. As part of a PAX West panel, the company's Mike Ybarra revealed that the fir...
07:02 pm -04 - Sun, September 3, 2017
Engadget Reddit turns off access to its main source code
Reddit has made its website source code available since 2008 in a bid to keep the community alive no matter what, but it's having a change of heart now that it's older and larger. The compa...
05:31 pm -04 - Sun, September 3, 2017
Engadget Honda sets aside $605 million to settle Takata airbag claims
The Takata airbag scandal affected several companies, but Honda felt its impact the most. Now, the Japanese automaker has agreed to a $605 million settlement to pay for buyers' claims related to ...
04:02 pm -04 - Sun, September 3, 2017
Engadget The LG V30 is better for video recording than photography
LG has made a name for its V series by stuffing the phones with top-notch multimedia recording features, and its latest addition takes this much further than before. The new V30, unveiled here at IFA ...
03:59 pm -04 - Sun, September 3, 2017
Engadget You can pay at a restaurant by smiling at a camera
As easy as it is to make purchases in the era of tap-to-pay services, it's about to get easier still. Alipay (which handles purchases for Chinese shopping giant Alibaba) has launched what it say...
02:32 pm -04 - Sun, September 3, 2017
Engadget Nokia 8's dual-camera is good, but rival phones offer more
The Nokia 8 broke cover in the run-up to IFA 2017, so while it wasn't officially launched at the show in Germany, it's one of several phones vying for your cash ahead of a certain company�...
01:00 pm -04 - Sun, September 3, 2017
Engadget ASUS first mixed reality headset has plenty of pleasant surprises
ASUS has been teasing us with details of its Windows Mixed Reality headset, but now is ready to let folks try it for themselves. At IFA 2017, we were also able to spend a decent amount of time using t...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, September 3, 2017
Engadget The best compact washer and dryer
By Liam McCabeThis post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editorial picks, it...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, September 3, 2017
Engadget After Math: Business as Usual
It was a fairly uneventful week for the tech industry. Apple continued its quest to know everything about its customers. The FDA finally approved a genetic therapy for the first time Lyft spread its o...
08:30 am -04 - Sun, September 3, 2017
Engadget Ben Heck's smart bike, part 2
The team is on the road with the IoT on Wheels design challenge, trying their best to make their smart bike, well, smarter. Using ST Microelectronics Nucleo hardware with Bluetooth Low Energy means t...
08:02 am -04 - Sun, September 3, 2017
Engadget Yamaha's smart pianos work with Alexa and teach you how to play
Of the many things we expected to see at IFA 2017, cutting-edge instruments weren't one of them. But Yamaha is using its time in Berlin to showcase the Clavinova all-electric, smart pianos, which...
02:23 am -04 - Sun, September 3, 2017
Engadget 'The Division' finally adds to its open-world game map
After spending much of the past year upgrading The Division's core gameplay and its player-versus-player content, Ubisoft is ready to turn its attention to fresh player-versus-environment materia...
11:22 pm -04 - Sat, September 2, 2017
Engadget Mercedes teases hybrid supercar with Formula 1 tech
You've seen hybrid supercars before, but likely nothing quite so exotic as this. Mercedes-Benz is teasing the debut of the Mercedes-AMG Project One, a hybrid "supersports showcar," at ...
09:52 pm -04 - Sat, September 2, 2017
Engadget SpaceX finishes testing Falcon Heavy's first stage cores
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket has been in the works for so long that it almost feels like the stuff of legend at this point (Elon Musk first unveiled it in 2011), but there are signs that it might...
08:18 pm -04 - Sat, September 2, 2017
Engadget Alexa can brief you on the latest in music news
Alexa's Flash Briefings can help start your day by telling you about the latest headlines from various news sources and podcasts. Now, the voice assistant can also tell you what's going on a...
06:50 pm -04 - Sat, September 2, 2017
Engadget Data leak exposed millions of Time Warner Cable customers
Verizon isn't the only big US telecom whose corporate ally left customer data out in the open. MacKeeper developer Kromtech has discovered that BroadSoft, a frequent partner to service providers,...
05:19 pm -04 - Sat, September 2, 2017
Engadget Apple's OS chief is taking over Siri from Eddy Cue
Apple's Eddy Cue has been in charge of Siri since software chief Scott Forestall left the company in 2012. Now, the executive has handed Siri over to Craig Federighi -- and it might be a bigger d...
03:40 pm -04 - Sat, September 2, 2017
Engadget Bosch's stain scanner knows what you spilled on your shirt last night
German technology giant Bosch is mostly known for making home appliances. And at IFA 2017, the company is showing off a concept that it hopes can add a new dimension to those products. The X-Spect is ...
02:10 pm -04 - Sat, September 2, 2017
Engadget Watch record-setting astronaut Peggy Whitson's return to Earth
NASA astronaut Dr. Peggy Whitson has broken more than one record for time spent in space, but now she's ready to come home. Whitson, fellow American astronaut Jack Fischer and Russia's Fyodo...
01:58 pm -04 - Sat, September 2, 2017
Engadget Trump's pick for NASA's new leader sparks mixed reactions
After weeks of rumors, the White House has officially picked a new NASA leader... and he's already proving to be controversial. President Trump has announced his intention to nominate Rep. Jim B...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, September 2, 2017
Engadget Recommended Reading: Japan's eSports struggle
The Crazy LawsKeeping JapaneseOut of VideoGame CompetitionsYuji Nakamura andTakako Taniguchi,BloombergJapan is a popular locale for video games, but laws are keeping eager players from participating i...
11:10 am -04 - Sat, September 2, 2017
Engadget Samsung's 'AI-powered' washer is just trying to save you time
IFA 2017 isn't all about smartphones, smartwatches and cute droids. The event is also a chance for companies to showcase their latest innovations for home appliances. Samsung did its part this ye...
10:00 am -04 - Sat, September 2, 2017
Engadget Here's all the big launches from IFA 2017
The first half of the year saw companies flock to CES in Las Vegas and MWC in Barcelona to show off the devices they hope you'll want to buy for the rest of the year. As we approach the holiday s...
10:00 am -04 - Sat, September 2, 2017
Engadget Here are all the big launches from IFA 2017
The first half of the year saw companies flock to CES in Las Vegas and MWC in Barcelona to show off the devices they hope you'll want to buy for the rest of the year. As we approach the holiday s...
08:15 am -04 - Sat, September 2, 2017
Engadget Huawei's next mobile chipset is ready for our AI-powered future
A big part of Huawei's multi-year push to improve its image has been improving the hardware it builds to go inside them, and its latest processor is more than up to the challenge. Unveiled today ...
08:00 am -04 - Sat, September 2, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the weekend. In the US it's a holiday weekend, which we hope you'll take advantage of and have plenty of time to read back through all the big...
04:39 am -04 - Sat, September 2, 2017
Engadget Harman now has smart speakers for Alexa, Cortana and Google Assistant
When you're looking for a smart home speaker, you might think you're stuck with those made by Amazon, Apple or Google in order to use the specific intelligent assistants from the respective ...
02:01 am -04 - Sat, September 2, 2017
Engadget Nintendo and Western Digital bring branded SD cards to Switch
Nintendo has partnered with Western Digital on a line of officially official SanDisk microSDXC cards for its Switch console. What makes them so different? Well, Mario and Link are on the packaging and...
10:57 pm -04 - Fri, September 1, 2017
Engadget Hackers tried selling celebrity info stolen from Instagram
News that someone exploited an Instagram security hole to steal info from some of its most popular accounts got worse when they began selling it. The Verge reports this dark web service is no longer a...
08:50 pm -04 - Fri, September 1, 2017
Engadget Sonys new Crystal DualShock 4s are red, white and blue
DualShock controllers for PlayStation 3 and 4 have both had a translucent option as far back as 2013. The top case of the "crystal" controller lets you see through to the inner workings of t...
08:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 1, 2017
Engadget Classic board game Catan is coming to VR, of all places
If you've ever thrilled to a hot game of Catan on your table before, you'll love that you'll be able to experience the classic territory-building board game in virtual reality. Created ...
06:51 pm -04 - Fri, September 1, 2017
Engadget Google's iOS app now shows trending searches
Earlier this year, Google added a "trending" widget in its iOS search app that shows off what people are looking for at any given moment. Now, Google's adding that info right into the m...
05:43 pm -04 - Fri, September 1, 2017
Engadget Roku's IPO filing reveals plans to raise $100 million
Roku has come a long way from its origin as the Netflix streaming player, and today the company filed for its IPO. The documents reveal that it hopes to raise as much as $100 million, and give more in...
05:08 pm -04 - Fri, September 1, 2017
Engadget Alphabet finalizes restructuring with a new company called XXVI
Back in 2015, Google announced that it was restructuring its company into multiple parts, with a new giant company called Alphabet to oversee all of Google's various businesses. The reasoning beh...
04:50 pm -04 - Fri, September 1, 2017
Engadget Tech CEOs sign letter urging Trump to keep immigrant protections
Hundreds of CEOs have signed an open letter urging President Trump not to dissolve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Started in 2012 under the Obama administration, DACA allow...
04:32 pm -04 - Fri, September 1, 2017
Engadget Facebook mapped everyone on Earth to get them online
In its research into the best way to provide internet to the entire world, Facebook has mapped where all 7.5 billion people on the planet live. By combining government census data and satellite images...
04:32 pm -04 - Fri, September 1, 2017
Engadget Facebook has mapped the population of 23 countries in incredible detail (updated)
In its research into the best way to provide the internet to the entire world, Facebook has mapped where all 7.5 billion people on the planet live. By combining government census data and satellite im...
04:14 pm -04 - Fri, September 1, 2017
Engadget Play as Mega Man and Ghost Trick in 'Dead Rising 4' on PS4
Patience is paying off for Dead Rising fans on PlayStation 4. Last year's (formerly) Xbox One exclusive Dead Rising 4 is making its way to the PS4 with a few extras in Dead Rising 4: Frank's...
03:51 pm -04 - Fri, September 1, 2017
Engadget Apple's fitness lab has collected 66,000 hours of exercise data
Men's Health writer Ben Court got to take a look around Apple's not-so-secret-anymore exercise lab and the company's director of fitness for health technologies had some bold claims abo...
03:30 pm -04 - Fri, September 1, 2017
Engadget Engadget Podcast Ep 40: This Is Your Night
Hello there! After a summer-long hiatus, The Engadget Podcast is back, starting with a five-episode run through the month of September. Because our usual host Terrence O'Brien is out on paternity...
03:16 pm -04 - Fri, September 1, 2017
Engadget Justice Department takes aim at Hurricane Harvey scammers
This week a number of federal and state law enforcement agencies teamed up to prosecute any scammers taking advantage of the Hurricane Harvey aftermath. Texas-based agencies along with the SEC, FBI, F...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 1, 2017
Engadget Googles comment ranking system will be a hit with the alt-right
A recent, sprawling Wired feature outlined the results of its analysis on toxicity in online commenters across the United States. Unsurprisingly, it was like catnip for everyone who's ever heard ...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 1, 2017
Engadget Googles comment-ranking system will be a hit with the alt-right
A recent, sprawling Wired feature outlined the results of its analysis on toxicity in online commenters across the United States. Unsurprisingly, it was like catnip for everyone who's ever heard ...
02:38 pm -04 - Fri, September 1, 2017
Engadget Juicero, the ridiculous $400 juicer company, is shutting down
Juicero -- the company that shot to notoriety last year for selling an overpriced, overly complicated juicer -- is closing up shop. The company is immediately suspending sales of its Juicero Press and...
02:21 pm -04 - Fri, September 1, 2017
Engadget Nikes self-lacing engineer now works at Tesla
Tiffany Beers, the designer known for exploring the boundaries of athletic shoe technology with Nike, is headed to Tesla, according to a report at HypeBeast. As the Nike Senior Innovator, Beers had a ...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 1, 2017
Engadget IBM is teaching AI to behave more like the human brain
Since the days of Da Vinci's "Ornithoper", mankind's greatest minds have sought inspiration from the natural world for their technological creations. It's no different in the ...
01:41 pm -04 - Fri, September 1, 2017
Engadget Netflix nabs 8-part musical series from La La Land director
Netflix snagged an exclusive deal for The Eddy, an eight-episode series from Damien Chazelle, the Oscar-winning director of La La Land and Whiplash. Like the former, his new show will be a musical dra...
01:19 pm -04 - Fri, September 1, 2017
Engadget Technics' SP-10R is its latest high-end throwback turntable
If you thought Technic's SL-1200 reissue was expensive, you haven't seen anything yet. Meet the SP-10R. Technics calls the throwback deck its "most premium turntable ever" and its ...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 1, 2017
Engadget Samsung's 43-inch Frame TV is like a fancy art piece for your wall
When Samsung announced The Frame TV earlier this year, it quickly became a product of interest for people with minimalist taste. That's because it's essentially designed to double as an art ...
12:41 pm -04 - Fri, September 1, 2017
Engadget Sharp is ready to sell 8K consumer TVs now that we all have 4K
While other electronics companies are just getting to consumer 4K screens, Sharp is once again focusing on the next resolution milestone. Today, Sharp announced its 8K AQUOS televisions will be coming...
12:18 pm -04 - Fri, September 1, 2017
Engadget Apple is reportedly planning to set up shop in Hollywood
In June, Apple announced that it had hired Sony bigshots Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg to head its video programming division. The move signaled that Apple might be more serious about its TV and f...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 1, 2017
Engadget The best personal breathalyzer
By S&eacute;amus BellamyThis 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 ed...
11:39 am -04 - Fri, September 1, 2017
Engadget Panasonic's fridge of the future comes when you call it
We don't know how the kitchens of our future will work, but Panasonic's vision includes a moving refrigerator that responds to voice commands. The company was showing off a concept for such ...
11:19 am -04 - Fri, September 1, 2017
Engadget Windows 10 Mixed Reality headsets are coming on October 17th too
In addition to Microsoft debuting Windows Mixed Reality on October 17th, as part of the Fall Creators Update, its hardware partners will also have their VR headsets ready to go on the same day. That&#...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, September 1, 2017
Engadget Sony's smart speaker gives Google Assistant a more capable home
Google announced a slew of new devices running its Assistant software here at IFA 2017, and one of the most interesting additions is Sony. The electronics maker today showed off its new smart speaker,...
10:30 am -04 - Fri, September 1, 2017
Engadget How the internet embraced a 'Simpsons'-'Akira' mashup
In the spring of 2013, Ryan Humphrey was lying on his bedroom floor, searching for inspiration. He had been looking for a way to contribute to the Simpsons Drawing Club, a blog on Tumblr dedicated to ...
10:14 am -04 - Fri, September 1, 2017
Engadget Vevo is working on a 'TRL-style' live show
Vevo's Watch Party app was a weird sell at first. Use it to watch music videos with online friends and C-list artists, and chat with them. Well, that's because we didn't know the end go...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, September 1, 2017
Engadget Sony put me in a fake plane to test its noise-cancelling headphones
Sony makes an awful lot of headphones. Ranging from the cheap-but-passable to premium and pro-level items, it's been in the personal audio game for a long time. This year, it's following up ...
09:41 am -04 - Fri, September 1, 2017
Engadget AI writes Yelp reviews that pass for the real thing
On any given day, hordes of people consult online reviews to help them pick out where to eat, what to watch, and products to buy. We trust that these reviews are reliable because they come from everyd...
09:22 am -04 - Fri, September 1, 2017
Engadget Razer's FPS-oriented mouse comes with a thumb 'clutch'
Razer's Basilisk, a high-DPI mouse meant for first-person shooter gaming, has an interesting new gimmick: a clutch. Positioned for your thumb, it lets you press and hold it to do tasks like chang...
09:02 am -04 - Fri, September 1, 2017
Engadget Hubble telescope spots evidence of water on Trappist-1 planets
Scientists say it's possible five Earth-sized planets orbiting Trappist-1, an ultra-cool dwarf star located 39 light years away, contain "significant amounts of water." An international...
08:30 am -04 - Fri, September 1, 2017
Engadget Windows 10 Fall Creators Update lands October 17th, Microsoft confirms
Looks like that leak was right, after all. Microsoft announced today at IFA that the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will officially launch on October 17th. It's the fourth major addition to the ...
08:01 am -04 - Fri, September 1, 2017
Engadget Tesla hit with unfair labor complaint from US watchdog
The US National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has filed a complaint against Tesla after investigating workers' complaints over unfair labor practices. Workers said Tesla "coerces and intimida...
07:50 am -04 - Fri, September 1, 2017
Engadget Amazon's Alexa is coming to Wileyfox phones
Once upon a time, Wileyfox phones shipped with Cyanogen OS, a community-driven version of Android. Cyanogen's demise means Wileyfox has been forced to go back to vanilla Android &mdash; but t...
07:02 am -04 - Fri, September 1, 2017
Engadget US judge says Yahoo data breach victims have the right to sue
Verizon will now have to deal with any lawsuit filed by victims of the massive breaches Yahoo suffered between 2013 and 2016. US District Judge Lucy Koh has tossed out Yahoo's argument that the p...
06:00 am -04 - Fri, September 1, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, September 1st 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to September! As news continues to flow from IFA 2017, we're already looking ahead as Apple just announced the date for its big iPhone event. Still, d...
04:31 am -04 - Fri, September 1, 2017
Engadget Amazon picks up James Gunn's 'Starsky and Hutch' reboot
Hot off the blockbuster success of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, director James Gunn is reviving a TV classic for Amazon. The tech giant's studio arm has landed the rights to the Starsky and Hu...
03:00 am -04 - Fri, September 1, 2017
Engadget Nanoleaf delivers music syncing for its Aurora smart lights
Nanoleaf's WiFi-connected Aurora smart lights are notable for their modular, customizable design plus the ability to program colorful displays via an app or control them with Apple HomeKit, Andro...
03:00 am -04 - Fri, September 1, 2017
Engadget Alexa is coming to Bragi's wireless earbuds in October
Amazon's Alexa may be a useful digital assistant, but it's a lot less useful when you're away from your Echo hardware. Wireless headphone-maker Bragi is looking to bridge the gap betwee...
02:06 am -04 - Fri, September 1, 2017
Engadget Sanbot's Alexa-integrated robot can livestream, order takeout
Sanbot is lurking around IFA again. The little robot helper won us over last year, but something seems different this time round. That's because we're now dealing with the Sanbot Nano, a bra...
12:38 am -04 - Fri, September 1, 2017
Engadget Jaguar makes first hire through Gorillaz mixed-reality app
In June, Jaguar Land Rover launched its code-breaking recruitment puzzle in the Gorillaz mixed-reality app in order to attract new talent to its team and fast-track successful players through the inte...
11:56 pm -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Samsung gets DMV's OK to test autonomous cars in California
The California DMV has just updated the list of companies that can test self-driving technologies in the state, and there's one notable addition: Samsung Electronics. In a statement, a company sp...
10:58 pm -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Spotify's head of video and podcasting leaves the company
Last year Spotify rolled out a package of original video shows, however, they've mostly failed to make an impact and now the executive in charge of the initiative has left the company. Bloomberg ...
09:55 pm -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Amazons latest drama Tin Star premieres September 29th
Tin Star, a new drama coming to Amazon Prime Video, just got a premiere date and a trailer. The show stars Tim Roth who plays ex-British detective Jim Worth who recently moved his family to a small Ca...
08:38 pm -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Facebook will use AI to help correct skewed 360-degree photos
Ever since Facebook added 360-degree photos to your news feed last year, more and more images of this type have appeared. You can even take and share these full-circle images right from your mobile de...
07:48 pm -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Paranormal thriller 'Oxenfree' teased for Nintendo Switch
We love Oxenfree around these parts. The paranormal thriller captures the awkwardness of being a teenager incredibly well, tasking players to uncover the mystery of an abandoned military base while ma...
07:10 pm -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Twitch streamers will soon customize their page with new tools
Twitch released a desktop app earlier this month offering more functionality than its browser version, but they saved even bigger news for PAX West. Today at the games show, the streaming channel plat...
06:32 pm -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Nintendo ordered to pay $10 million in Wii patent lawsuit
Today, a Dallas jury awarded iLife Technologies $10 million in its patent infringement lawsuit against Nintendo of America. The suit, which was brought forth in 2013, alleged that Nintendo used iLife&...
05:59 pm -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Parallels makes Windows apps work with your MacBook's TouchBar
If you're one of those Apple users who likes (or needs) to run Mac OS and Windows side by side, you'll probably be into Parallels Desktop 13. Especially if you have one of those MacBook Pros...
05:42 pm -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Second Battlefield 1 DLC deploys on September 19th
At Gamescom last week, EA showed off a timeline of future expansions headed to Battlefield 1, including the next to come, In The Name of the Tsar. The game's second DLC just got a global release ...
05:21 pm -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Windows 10 Fall Creators Update may arrive on October 17th
We've known that Microsoft planned to release a large Windows 10 update this fall, but the company has been mum on the exact date. The Fall Creators Update is slated to feature some big changes, ...
05:06 pm -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget We wish 'Destiny 2' looked as good as this live action trailer
Are you getting excited about the upcoming launch of space-shooter Destiny 2? If the impactful shared-world experience doesn't grab you and the themed PS4 Pro bundle is out of your reach, this ne...
05:01 pm -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Save $30 on a Ring Video Doorbell
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn...
04:39 pm -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Microsoft unlocked 1080p Mixer game streaming on Xbox One
Testers have had their hands on the customizable Xbox One interface for a bit, and Microsoft has listened to their suggestions. Specifically, the home screen now supports up to 40 pinned items and you...
04:19 pm -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget littleBits' Droid Inventor Kit teaches kids tech with 'Star Wars'
The latest addition to the littleBits line of products is a Droid Inventor Kit -- part of the Force Friday II toy launch ahead of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. "We've created a gender-inclusive ...
04:02 pm -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget The smartwatch market is actually performing pretty well
While the wearables field is proving a tough space for many companies, smartwatches are apparently doing quite well. In a report from International Data Corporation on this year's second quarter ...
03:44 pm -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget House cancels net neutrality hearing after companies don't commit
The September 7th meeting to discuss the future of net neutrality in Washington, D.C. has been cancelled. Why? Alphabet, AT&amp;T, Charter Communications, Comcast, Facebook, Netflix and Verizon ex...
03:29 pm -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Garmin Vivoactive 3 hands-on: More than just a running watch
Garmin's image as a niche fitness brand catering for a group of hardcore athletes does the company a massive disservice. Because the newest generation of its Vivoactive and Vivomove watches have ...
03:14 pm -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Alexa's new kid-friendly skills have a layer of parental control
Amazon's Alexa skills let you add all sorts of functionality to your Echo devices, and there are more coming every day. You can order a pizza, manage your video streaming binges, find out when yo...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Haunting 'Abandoned Places' float in digital space
"Art is never finished, only abandoned," Leonardo Da Vinci supposedly said, which is maybe why abandonment itself is a popular theme among artists. Abu Dhabi-based Brazilian artist and desig...
02:45 pm -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Bang and Olufsen sweats the details on its moving TV
It's hard to judge Bang and Olufsen's hardware by the standards of mere mortals, because it's hard to imagine spending $16,000 on a TV. But there's something inspiring, and infecti...
02:30 pm -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Lenovo made a basic Echo Show out of a tablet dock
Lenovo's collaboration with Amazon to make Alexa-powered devices began with the Smart Assistant speaker in January, but the PC maker is far from done with its smart home ambitions. Today, the com...
02:30 pm -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget The Moto X is finally back, and it brought Alexa with it
It's been years since we got a Moto X, but Lenovo hasn't forgotten about Motorola's one-time flagship. As predicted by leaks, Motorola unveiled the fourth-generation model at IFA in Ber...
02:30 pm -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Moto X4 hands-on: Premium looks and features on a budget
The world may be distracted by the advanced, high-end technology of the Galaxy Note 8 and the highly anticipated iPhone 8, but those devices also tend to come with appropriately hefty prices. For peop...
02:30 pm -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Lenovo's Yoga 920 touts a quad-core chip and long-range voice control
Lenovo's convertible laptops and tablets haven't always been known for brisk performance, but you definitely won't have that problem this year. The PC maker is launching three new machi...
02:30 pm -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Lenovo's mixed reality headset offers built-in tracking for $350
Windows Mixed Reality headsets are coming out of the woodwork at IFA, and now it's Lenovo's turn to add to the introductions. It's launching the Explorer, and the headgear will sound ve...
02:17 pm -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Autonomous car legislation heads to US House for vote next Wednesday
Self-driving car makers have been testing experimental models on a laborious state-by-state basis while everyone waits for Congress to enact national legislation. But last month, a House of Representa...
02:01 pm -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Philips has its own pair of cheap Bluetooth earbuds
One of the standout trends at IFA is the number of companies flinging themselves onto the Truly Wireless earbud bandwagon. It's clear that it's not just a niche product that Bragi and Samsun...
01:46 pm -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget 'Katamari Damacy' creator's next game will be released in 2018
We noticed that Sony was taking a concerted step away from quirky indie games back at E3. One of the titles caught in the fray was Wattam, a charmer rom a few of the minds behind Katamari Damacy and J...
01:31 pm -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget AMD unveils its cheapest Threadripper CPU yet
Intel and AMD are duking it out once again to see how many cores they can cram into a single CPU, and that's great news for PC enthusiasts across all budgets. Professionals likely won't have...
01:17 pm -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Generation II Legendaries debut in 'Pokmon Go' today
Starting today, Pok&eacute;mon Go players will get to battle a new set of Legendary Pok&eacute;mon. Raikou, Entei and Suicune, originally from the Johto region, will start to pop up in differe...
01:09 pm -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Watch LG's showcase from IFA 2017 in under eight minutes
LG kicked off day 2 of IFA with a new smartphone, and it's a looker. The V30 comes just months after the company's flagship G6 landed, but this could well be the better phone. There's t...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Now you can rouse your kids to the smell of Frozen
Do your kids struggle to wake up, no matter how loudly you shout that if they're not quick, you'll steal their cereal? Perhaps you could try tempting them into wakefulness with the scents of...
12:50 pm -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Apple calls for 'strong' open internet protection in FCC comments
Apple has historically kept quiet on the subject of net neutrality, but not anymore. The company recently filed a comment with the FCC calling for "strong, enforceable open internet protections&q...
12:42 pm -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Instagram Stories now work in your browser
Those of you who peruse Instagram on mobile web or desktop will have more to watch now that Stories are viewable on an internet browser. Just head to Instagram.com and check them out at the top of you...
12:31 pm -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Google's Gboard for Android gets stickers and Bitmoji
Google announced today that the latest Gboard for Android update comes with support for downloadable stickers and Bitmoji that can be used in any app that supports image pasting. Once you have the lat...
12:17 pm -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Lyft expands its ride-sharing service to 32 more states
Lyft just announced a major expansion of its services. As of today, Lyft will be fully operational in 32 additional states, bringing its total coverage to 40 states and 94 percent of the US population...
12:10 pm -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Apple will unveil the next iPhone on September 12th at its new campus
To the surprise of almost no one, Apple has announced it'll be holding its annual iPhone event on Tuesday, September 12th. It'll be the first event hosted at Apple's new "spaceship...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Marshall's updated speaker line packs Chromecast and multiroom audio
Marshall has been lending its signature guitar amp aesthetics to headphones and speakers for quite some time. However, there was one notable omission in the company's feature set: multiroom audio...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Jabra's latest wireless earphones promise 18 hours of sound
Wireless earphones are great until they run out of battery, which always seems to happen at the worst possible moment (like when the person next to you on the train pulls an apple out of their bag). B...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's Twitch rival gives mobile streamers a new option
If Microsoft has any hope of taking on Twitch with its Mixer (formerly Beam) game streaming service, it's going to need strong mobile host software. Luckily, Mixer Create, which has been in beta ...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Aftershokz unveils its skinny Trekz Air open-ear headphones
When Aftershokz released its Trekz Titanium bone-conduction headphones, there was a marked change from the Bluez 2 line before it. The design shifted from a stiff plastic headband to a ruggedly flexib...
11:30 am -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition first look: More of the same
When the BlackBerry KEYone was officially unveiled at Mobile World Congress this year, we were excited for its marriage of modern Android software with an old school keyboard. It appears lots of other...
11:15 am -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget DJI Mavic Pro Platinum edition boasts longer battery life
DJI's Mavic Pro drone already has fantastic battery life, but it's still got nothing on its upgraded sibling. The dronemaker has revealed the Mavic Pro Platinum edition at this year's I...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Meet R2-D2 and BB-9E, Spheros new Star Wars toys
It's been nearly two years since Sphero introduced its app controlled BB-8, a replica of the cute rolling droid that first appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. That toy quickly became one of...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Lenovos first augmented reality glasses are a Star Wars exclusive
Compared to virtual reality, augmented reality has been slow to take off. Sure, phone-based augmented reality is getting a bit of a boost right now -- Apple and Google are certainly investing in it --...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Razer's Blade Pro gaming laptop can now be had for $1,700 less
When Razer redesigned its Blade Pro laptop late last year, it finally had a flagship notebook that lived up to its name. The 17-inch Blade Pro had a gorgeous 4K display, a screaming fast processor, to...
10:42 am -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget SanDisk crams 400GB into a microSD card
SanDisk just unveiled a 400GB microSD card, which it claims is the world's biggest. Really, it was only a matter of time until something of this stature arrived. Especially, now that we're c...
10:19 am -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Tesla drops the price of its most expensive EVs
The prices of Tesla's top-of-the-range vehicles dropped overnight thanks to efficiency improvements in the way the brand's 100 kWh batteries are made. Better efficiency means lower productio...
10:01 am -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Duolingo brings its flashcard learning app to Android
Duolingo launched an app called Tinycards last year to help you out on subjects other than languages. Unfortunately, it was an iOS exclusive until it came to the web a few months ago. Now, the flashca...
09:45 am -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Tesla's Hyperloop 'pusher pod' sets 220MPH speed record
After dropping the idea for the Hyperloop, leaving the development to others, then getting back into the game, Elon Musk is showing a lot more interest in it. He recently held a student competition at...
09:30 am -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget B&O Play launches the E8, its first wireless earbuds
Bang &amp; Olufsen never adopt a new technology until it can guarantee that the audio quality is up to its usual high standards. But the firm has moved fairly quickly, by its standards, to build i...
09:16 am -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Google Assistant will take a screenshot for you if you ask
Taking a screenshot on an Android smartphone can be achieved a number of different ways, but nearly all of them require a number of taps or button presses. However, thanks to a recent update to Google...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget The Indie Megashow gaming and music festival is headed to Tokyo
Indie Megabooth has long been a breath of fresh air at bloated games conventions. Gamers apparently agree. These days, thousands of attendees and hundreds of developers flock to its indie showcases. I...
08:44 am -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Three's Smarty network buys back your unused data each month
It's been a while since we've seen a new mobile provider dive into the saturated UK market, but like buses, today it seems that fresh options are arriving all at once. Alright, so technicall...
08:30 am -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Take your own Street View images with Ricohs latest camera
Ricoh Theta's newest 360-degree single-shot camera model comes with a bunch of cool new features, including 4K video capture, spatial audio recording and live streaming. The Theta V, which is the...
08:05 am -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Capcom to re-release $100 'Street Fighter II' SNES cartridges
As if grabbing the SNES Classic Edition weren't challenging enough, retro gamers have another limited re-release to look out for: brand-new Street Fighter II cartridges. Capcom and iam8bit have t...
07:42 am -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Logitechs MX speakers have motion-activated controls
Among Logitech's suite of releases this week comes MX Sound, billed as 'the first premium Bluetooth speaker for your desk'. An elegant design and quality audio output make them a nice a...
07:15 am -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Philips' Hue lights will soon sync with movies, games and music
In the five years since Philips introduced its Hue range, it's been joined by many other companies offering their own version of its smart lighting. To stay ahead of the competition, the electron...
07:15 am -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Sony Xperia XZ1 hands-on: Pricey camera tricks
I blew my mind earlier this year when I watched my extremely slowed down footage of a bird in mid-flight. I was testing the Sony Xperia XZ Premium's camera, which can record video at up to 960 fp...
07:15 am -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Sony's Xperia Ear Open Style is its most promising concept yet
After teasing its Xperia Ear Open Style Concept earlier this year at MWC 2017, Sony is now sharing more details about the wireless audio set. For starters, as we found out in Barcelona, the Xperia Ear...
07:15 am -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Sony made its best headphones even better
I'm not exaggerating when I say that Sony's MDR-1000X headphones are probably the best wireless noise-cancelling option on sale right now. That model took me by complete surprise last year w...
07:15 am -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Sony's smart speaker harnesses the power of Google Assistant
Rather than build its own virtual assistant for a smart speaker, Sony is tapping into the power of Google Assistant. The company is debuting its entry into the category this week at IFA: the LF-S50G. ...
07:00 am -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Neato's newest Botvac integrates with your connected home
We're at a point where it's simply not enough for your robotic vacuum cleaner to tidy up your floors at set times each week. Now, it's vitally important that your smart home itself can ...
07:00 am -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Garmin's latest smartwatch can buy your post-run drink
Garmin's smartwatches are still largely focused on fitness, but they're learning a few new tricks -- and in one case, they don't need your phone to do it. The company has unveiled a tri...
06:45 am -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget FDA recalls close to half-a-million pacemakers over hacking fears
Turns out former Vice President (and erratic shooter) Dick Cheney was right all along: Your heart can be hacked. At least if you have a pacemaker, that is. On Tuesday, the FDA recalled 465,000 of the ...
06:15 am -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Sony's tiny RX0 is made for VR and multi-camera work
Sony is so on top of its camera game right now that it is ready to try crazy products to attack new markets. Take the new RX0, a $700 camera that is aimed at the virtual-reality and remote camera shoo...
06:00 am -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, August 31st 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.As August comes to a close, IFA 2017 is in full swing, starting with reveals from companies like LG, ASUS and Samsung. We'll have more news from the show floo...
05:40 am -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Watch Samsung's IFA 2017 press showcase in six minutes
We heard you liked TVs, a bunch of wearables and... AI-linked washing machines. While Samsung's "new normal" nonsense fell flat, its IFA 2017 sales pitch was an interesting one. The com...
05:20 am -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Logitech Craft keyboard has a smart dial for creatives
Logitech has unveiled a very interesting flagship wireless keyboard that should grab the attention of folks who do video editing and web or graphics design. Called the Craft, it has a "creative i...
05:02 am -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Uber Movement's traffic data is now available to the public
Back in January, Uber announced that it's giving urban planners access to a website with traffic data of their cities. Now that website is out of beta, and anybody can access it anytime. The Uber...
04:58 am -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Vodafone's Voxi SIMs come with 'free' social media data
Vodafone is so desperate to be down with the kids, it's launching a new mobile network. Voxi, a sub-brand of Vodafone, will offer three SIM-only plans aimed at people aged 25 and under. All of th...
04:00 am -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Olympus gives its entry-level mirrorless camera a 4K upgrade
Olympus has unveiled its latest entry-level mirrorless camera, the 16-megapixel OM-D EM-10 Mark III, and it's going to be a very tempting option for beginners. For $50 more than Canon's new ...
03:00 am -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget LG V30 hands-on: The phone the G6 should've been
Despite all its resources and technical know-how, LG has always felt like an also-ran in a race dominated by Apple and Samsung. The G4 is the subject of a class-action lawsuit. The modular G5 was an a...
02:00 am -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget TomTom watches push you to roll back your 'fitness age'
Instead of launching a fitness watch or two at the IFA conference, TomTom has announced three new features for existing devices that could provide that push you need to get fit. The first one is calle...
12:01 am -04 - Thu, August 31, 2017
Engadget Nest's $169 smart thermostat is all about simplicity
Since Nest unveiled its first smart thermostat back in 2011, they've always seemed like high-end pieces of technology that most people could only covet. After chatting with consumers, the company...