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11:01 pm -04 - Mon, October 30, 2017
Engadget Google Earth is almost ready to work on Firefox
Earlier this year, Google Earth finally became accessible on a browser, giving you a way to virtually explore our world without having to install its application. At the moment, though, it will only w...
09:46 pm -04 - Mon, October 30, 2017
Engadget AT&T is working on an open-sourced AI project with Linux Foundation
The nonprofit Linux Foundation has announced that is working on an open source AI project, and AT&amp;T is one of the founding organizations. Called the Acumos Project, its goal, like many open so...
08:24 pm -04 - Mon, October 30, 2017
Engadget What's on TV: 'Call of Duty,' 'Shameless' and 'The Dark Tower'
Last week we saw a monster gaming lineup, but this week the heavy hitter is Call of Duty: WWII. As that series takes a step back in time, we're also seeing the return of Bubsy and a Zoo Tycoon co...
07:09 pm -04 - Mon, October 30, 2017
Engadget Facebook exposed 126 million Americans to Russia-linked pages
Russian attempts to skew the 2016 US election through Facebook reached much, much further than first thought. Numerous publications (including Axios, NBC News and the New York Times) have obtained Fa...
06:48 pm -04 - Mon, October 30, 2017
Engadget Microsoft axes Outlook.com premium features
We hope you didn't get too attached to Outlook.com Premium -- from all indications, it's already going away. Microsoft is adding most of Premium's features (tougher email security, ad-...
06:18 pm -04 - Mon, October 30, 2017
Engadget Kobo quadruples the storage for limited-edition Aura One e-reader
Enthusiasm for e-readers has slowed in recent years, meaning new entrants have to boldly differentiate or they'll fall under the wheels of Amazon's niche-dominating Kindle. Kobo's Aura ...
05:59 pm -04 - Mon, October 30, 2017
Engadget Universal Music taps AR and VR to hype new releases
VR storytelling company Within has been experimenting with different musical collaborators. Universal Music Group artist The Chemical Brothers worked with the company to create an immersive, web VR-ba...
05:38 pm -04 - Mon, October 30, 2017
Engadget Samsung tests Genius Bar-like 'care centers' in co-working spaces
If you've ever spent too much time waiting at an Apple Genius Bar to get your gadget fixed, you know that it can be a pretty boring, sterile moment. There just isn't much to do there, beside...
05:17 pm -04 - Mon, October 30, 2017
Engadget EVE: Valkyrie studio is shutting down its VR department
While CCP Games is best known for its space MMO EVE: Online, its VR spin-off game EVE: Valkyrie won praise for its immersive (if limited) gameplay. While the studio had begun to break into other VR ti...
04:56 pm -04 - Mon, October 30, 2017
Engadget Netflix cancels 'House of Cards' after six-season run
Netflix has long used House of Cards as its tentpole show, but that could soon come to an end... and the timing couldn't be more uncanny. Variety, Deadline and Hollywood Reporter have learned tha...
04:34 pm -04 - Mon, October 30, 2017
Engadget Football Manager 2018 will have gay players
Game developer Sports Interactive has done well at grabbing headlines and getting ahead of the curve to reflect current events. Four months after Brexit, the company announced that Football Manager 20...
04:10 pm -04 - Mon, October 30, 2017
Engadget Toyota will test self-driving cars at tough California proving ground
Now that Toyota has unveiled its latest self-driving car prototype, it needs a good test course to put the vehicle through its paces... and thankfully, there's already one lined up. Toyota has s...
03:49 pm -04 - Mon, October 30, 2017
Engadget 'Guacamelee 2!' brings grappling hooks and chicken power to PS4
Originally out for PlayStation 3 and Vita in mid-2013, Guacamelee! hit all the right notes to please both gamers and critics. Developer Drinkbox Studios has decided to keep the fun going with a sequel...
03:28 pm -04 - Mon, October 30, 2017
Engadget Watch Sony's Paris Games Week event in under 10 minutes
Sony dropped a bunch of new info for upcoming PlayStation games at its Paris Games Week keynote earlier today. From Infamous developer Sucker Punch's samurai simulator Ghost of Tsushima, to relea...
03:07 pm -04 - Mon, October 30, 2017
Engadget This might be our best look at the OnePlus 5T yet
The OnePlus 5 might have just released earlier this year, but we're already waiting in anticipation for the OnePlus 5T, which is a slightly upgraded model. Now, we might have an idea of what it l...
02:46 pm -04 - Mon, October 30, 2017
Engadget CBS previews its All Access-exclusive cop comedy 'No Activity'
CBS wants to remind you that All Access doesn't just revolve around Star Trek: Discovery. It just premiered the trailer for its third All Access original series, the police comedy No Activity, a...
02:25 pm -04 - Mon, October 30, 2017
Engadget 'Rocket League' hits Nintendo Switch November 14th
Car soccer fans who've been itching to take their Rocket League fun on the go are about to be rewarded for their patience. The popular competitive video game is set to release on the Nintendo Swi...
02:04 pm -04 - Mon, October 30, 2017
Engadget Sprint owner SoftBank may be calling off T-Mobile merger
One of the biggest on-again, off-again relationships in tech is reportedly off again. After the most recent rumors indicated a possible late October merger, Nikkei Asian Review is reporting that Sprin...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, October 30, 2017
Engadget Stanfords accelerator on a chip could revolutionize medical care
When the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford first opened its doors in 1966, it had already earned the distinction of housing the world's longest linear accelerator: A 3.2 kilometer ...
01:33 pm -04 - Mon, October 30, 2017
Engadget GameStop offers used video game rentals with PowerPass program
If you've rented videos or games from the likes of Redbox or Blockbuster, GameStop's new PowerPass will feel instantly familiar. According to a report at Mashable, the video game retailer is...
01:24 pm -04 - Mon, October 30, 2017
Engadget Heathrow Airport security documents found on random USB stick
At this point we're all pretty numb to data breaches that expose the personal details of millions, but it's been a while since we've heard about sensitive info being physically misplace...
01:10 pm -04 - Mon, October 30, 2017
Engadget Explore PlayStation 4's 'Detroit: Become Human' next spring
At E3 this year we finally got to play the latest game from David Cage and Quantic Dream, Detroit: Become Human, but didn't have an idea of when we'd get to do so at home. That's change...
01:08 pm -04 - Mon, October 30, 2017
Engadget 'The Last of Us: Part II' doesn't shy away from violence and gore
The Last of Us: Part II is a violent game. At least, that's the message Naughty Dog and Sony broadcast this morning when they debuted a new cinematic trailer at Paris Games Week. In the video, a ...
12:46 pm -04 - Mon, October 30, 2017
Engadget The first 'Destiny 2' expansion arrives December 5th
You won't have to twiddle your thumbs too long before Destiny 2's first expansion arrives. Bungie has announced that Curse of Osiris will be available on December 5th, and has unveiled a tra...
12:44 pm -04 - Mon, October 30, 2017
Engadget Play as Aloy from 'Horizon: Zero Dawn' in 'Monster Hunter' on PS4
Horizon: Zero Dawn is one of this year's best games, hands down. But if you wanted to hunt flesh and blood monsters as Aloy it fell short. Not that taking down robo-dinosaurs wasn't cool, it...
12:31 pm -04 - Mon, October 30, 2017
Engadget The 'Infamous' team is working on a Samurai game
Sucker Punch Productions, the studio behind the Infamous series, is building a new open-world game set in the mountains of ancient Japan: Ghost of Tsushima. So far, we've only seen a cinematic tr...
12:15 pm -04 - Mon, October 30, 2017
Engadget Get your first glimpse of 'Spelunky 2'
Spelunky 2 exists! And, really that's about all we know aside from the game potentially taking place in the sky, and you playing as the unnamed original protagonist's daughter a la (spoiler ...
12:06 pm -04 - Mon, October 30, 2017
Engadget 'Sprint Vector' brings VR foot racing to PlayStation 4
We were impressed with Sprint Vector's unique approach to running in VR: you swing your arms in a way that feels natural and shouldn't make you queasy. However, there were only plans to rele...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, October 30, 2017
Engadget YouTube TV finally has an app built for your living room screen
When YouTube TV arrived earlier this year, it was focused on phones. Sure, you could send video to your TV via Chromecast or AirPlay, but thus far there haven't been apps for the big video platfo...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, October 30, 2017
Engadget Pandora adds curated playlists to its on-demand music service
For years, the main feature of Pandora's music streaming service has been stations generated from the company's vast Music Genome Project. A system that analyzes songs based on 450 different...
11:40 am -04 - Mon, October 30, 2017
Engadget New-look Boris bikes start hitting London's street
With all the newfangled, dockless cycle-hire schemes popping up in London, TfL couldn't have chosen a better time to give Boris bikes -- officially called Santander Cycles -- a makeover. The tran...
11:33 am -04 - Mon, October 30, 2017
Engadget Hong Kong Massacre is Max Payne meets Hotline Miami
When Remedy Games released the original Max Payne in 2001 it changed video games in a real way. And the same can be said for Dennaton Games and Hotline Miami 11 years later. Well, it's been an aw...
11:21 am -04 - Mon, October 30, 2017
Engadget Skype's chat-focused desktop redesign is available to everyone
If you've wanted to check out Skype's huge desktop redesign without living on the bleeding edge, now's your chance. Microsoft has released the finished version of its big overhaul for ...
11:17 am -04 - Mon, October 30, 2017
Engadget Live from Sony's Paris Games Week event!
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11:00 am -04 - Mon, October 30, 2017
Engadget Follow our Sony PlayStation Showcase liveblog at noon ET!
In 2015, Sony took the unusual step of doing its PlayStation Showcase, featuring some of its biggest upcoming PlayStation 4 games, at Paris Games Week. After a year off, it's back again in Paris,...
10:38 am -04 - Mon, October 30, 2017
Engadget String a few Galaxy S5s together and you can mine bitcoin
Samsung read the last e-waste report from Greenpeace too, and likely wasn't too happy about the slamming it got from the organization. Which leads us to the Korean electronics juggernaut's s...
10:19 am -04 - Mon, October 30, 2017
Engadget Listen to a discarded score for Star Trek: Discovery
Cliff Eidelman (pictured) famously penned the ominous score for Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country after (first pick) James Horner was too expensive. Now, the composer has revealed that he was in the...
10:00 am -04 - Mon, October 30, 2017
Engadget 'Digital vegetables' emit music and light when touched
Small-plot urban farming used to be widespread in Tokyo, but other than specialized projects like the Pasona Urban Farm, there aren't many tomato plots around the city anymore. A Tokyo creative l...
09:28 am -04 - Mon, October 30, 2017
Engadget An AI detected colorectal cancer with 86 percent accuracy
We've heard of many different uses for AI within the medical field, including for prediction of heart attacks and detection of Alzheimer's. Now, it looks as though machine intelligence could...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, October 30, 2017
Engadget Samsung Gear Sport review: A versatile fitness-first smartwatch
As the holiday season approaches and New Year's and its inevitable fitness-related resolutions draw near, wearables makers are scrambling. Major brands like Apple and Samsung have realized that s...
07:02 am -04 - Mon, October 30, 2017
Engadget Neural network creates photo-realistic images of fake celebs
While Facebook and Prisma tap AI to transform everyday images and video into flowing artworks, NVIDIA is aiming for all-out realism. The graphics card-maker just released a paper detailing its use of ...
06:00 am -04 - Mon, October 30, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Monday, October 30th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.This Monday, you're waking up to Nintendo's hit console on track to outsell its predecessor's lifetime sales in a single year, rigid region-based se...
04:59 am -04 - Mon, October 30, 2017
Engadget Nintendo expects Switch will beat Wii U lifetime sales in a year
Nintendo has announced it's sold a further 2.93 million Switch consoles over the latest quarter, reaching just shy of 8 million units total. After another strong quarter, the company is now aimin...
03:30 am -04 - Mon, October 30, 2017
Engadget Tesla Model 3 in-depth video review answers all your questions
There's no shortage of Tesla Model 3 clips out there, but a detailed video review has been sorely missing -- until now, that is. The arrival of a brand-spanking new vid from the folks at the Mode...
11:59 pm -04 - Sun, October 29, 2017
Engadget Neural network gives your phone 'DSLR-quality' photos
You can buy a Pixel phone if you want AI to enhance your photos every time you press the shutter button, and services like Google Photos use AI for minor fixes and clever effects. But what if you wish...
10:31 pm -04 - Sun, October 29, 2017
Engadget Baidu teams with ride-hailing service to fast track self-driving cars
If Chinese search giant Baidu is going to fulfill its dreams of building a self-driving car platform, it needs maps accurate enough that vehicles can safely get from point A to point B. Thankfully, i...
09:03 pm -04 - Sun, October 29, 2017
Engadget TiVo's revamped interface is available for existing DVRs
If you've been craving TiVo's interface overhaul ever since it was unveiled last year, you now have an opportunity to try it without buying a brand new device. As of October 29th, you can v...
07:33 pm -04 - Sun, October 29, 2017
Engadget HP lost key historical archives in California's wildfires
There's no question that California's recent wildfires are ultimately a human tragedy, destroying homes and upturning lives. Please donate if you can. However, they've also represented ...
05:59 pm -04 - Sun, October 29, 2017
Engadget Twisted light could make wireless data faster than fiber
As fast as fiber optic lines have become, they're still hamstrung by one key limitation: you still need to transmit that data over wires, which limits where you can transmit and the affordability...
04:32 pm -04 - Sun, October 29, 2017
Engadget Amazon is adding Audible support to its entry-level Kindle
The cheapest Kindle is getting the best feature for those who'd rather listen to books than read them. Based on its listing (as found by The Digital Reader), Amazon is rolling out Audible support...
03:01 pm -04 - Sun, October 29, 2017
Engadget Windows 10's store app may start selling hardware
When Windows 10's app portal was renamed the Microsoft Store not long ago, it led to people scratching their heads: why change the name of a portal that revolves so heavily around apps? Because i...
01:30 pm -04 - Sun, October 29, 2017
Engadget After Math: Everything is Awesome
It's been a wonderful week for the tech industry. Twitter is finally getting its act together regarding hateful content and Russian election interferences, major industry players released their Q...
12:00 pm -04 - Sun, October 29, 2017
Engadget Banana fiber sanitary pads can solve big problems in India
With its sanitary pads for the Indian market, startup company Saathi solves two problems at once. Just 16 percent of women in India use them due to poverty and other reasons, which causes health and s...
11:39 am -04 - Sun, October 29, 2017
Engadget World's quickest laser pulse can track electrons in slow motion
The race to produce ever-faster laser pulses has set a new record, and it could lead to breakthroughs in our understanding of atom-level physics. A team at ETH Zurich has shortened an X-ray pulse to j...
08:30 am -04 - Sun, October 29, 2017
Engadget Ben Heck's Hex game: Breadboard and PCB design
Ben and team might be onto something. While the logic gate board game had its issues, the "Hex" game is a lot more fun -- and part of the fun is learning to solder. Ben and Felix plan to tur...
03:59 am -04 - Sun, October 29, 2017
Engadget Google auto-detects your whereabouts to get local search results
The country codes in Google's top-level domain names don't mean anything anymore. The tech titan has moved away from relying on country-specific domains to serve up localized results on mobi...
11:59 pm -04 - Sat, October 28, 2017
Engadget Intel AI helped create a music video
AI is increasingly finding its way into music videos, and not necessarily in obvious ways. Intel has revealed that the promo clip for Chinese pop star Chris Lee's "Rainy Day, But We Are Tog...
10:37 pm -04 - Sat, October 28, 2017
Engadget Elon Musk offers peek at traffic-dodging tunnel in Los Angeles
How much progress is Elon Musk's Boring Company making on its traffic-skipping tunnel in Los Angeles? A fair amount, it seems. Musk has shared the first photo of the underground test path, and ...
09:12 pm -04 - Sat, October 28, 2017
Engadget Xbox One will save your console's settings in the cloud
Microsoft is about to make life easier if you're upgrading to an Xbox One X or just want to play on a friend's Xbox One. It just released alpha firmware for Xbox Insiders that focuses in lar...
07:37 pm -04 - Sat, October 28, 2017
Engadget Twitter bans Trump adviser Roger Stone for threatening CNN staff
Twitter is no stranger to taking down high-profile users' accounts when it believes they've crossed the line, but its latest takedown is arguably the biggest yet. The social network has sus...
06:16 pm -04 - Sat, October 28, 2017
Engadget Apple fires employee after daughter's iPhone X video goes viral
Just because a tech company has announced a product doesn't mean employees are free to share or talk about it before release -- just ask Microsoft. And unfortunately, one Apple engineered has le...
04:31 pm -04 - Sat, October 28, 2017
Engadget The Academy awards its first Oscar for virtual reality
Virtual reality experiences aren't just games and cheap thrills -- some creators use the medium to start a dialogue and tell worthwhile stories. Take the VR exhibition Carne y Arena (Virtually Pr...
02:59 pm -04 - Sat, October 28, 2017
Engadget Arcade shooter 'Nex Machina' gets a physical release November 10th
Resogun creator Housemarque has earned a reputation as a specialist in digital-only game releases (its last hard copy release was 2012's Angry Birds Trilogy), but it's about to buck that tre...
01:30 pm -04 - Sat, October 28, 2017
Engadget Recommended Reading: Is 'Stranger Things' really that popular?
In Netflix's Upside Down Reality, 'Stranger Things' Is a Hit Before It Even PremieresVictor Luckerson,The RingerThe excitement around Stranger Things season 2 has been building for mont...
12:00 pm -04 - Sat, October 28, 2017
Engadget LG V30 review: LGs latest flagship needs more polish
The LG V30 caught me by surprise. The G6 was a strong contender when it was released earlier this year, but we've seen so many flashy flagships hit store shelves since then that I almost forgot L...
10:00 am -04 - Sat, October 28, 2017
Engadget Kinect: Seven years of strange experiments
Kinect is dead. The writing has been on the wall for years, at least since Microsoft de-bundled the motion-tracking system from the Xbox One in 2014, knocking $100 off the price tag and making the sys...
08:30 am -04 - Sat, October 28, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the weekend. We'll recap this week's news highlights, like Amazon's latest service: a security camera and smart lock combo that will let ...
04:46 am -04 - Sat, October 28, 2017
Engadget Google plans software update to fix another Pixel 2 audio issue
Google just announced software updates are incoming to deal with issues Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners are reporting with their screens and speakers, and now there's another one on the list. Its a...
11:08 pm -04 - Fri, October 27, 2017
Engadget Best Buy bets you'll pay $100 extra for an iPhone X
After half an hour of iPhone X preorders going live, the first ship date of November 3rd had already filled up. New owners were told they would have to wait 4-5 weeks for their new Apple device to shi...
09:58 pm -04 - Fri, October 27, 2017
Engadget Now T-Mobile is working with Project Loon in Puerto Rico
Last week AT&amp;T announced it was the first carrier working with Alphabet's balloon-distributed wireless setup in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, and now T-Mobile customers have access t...
07:12 pm -04 - Fri, October 27, 2017
Engadget NASA and Germany are about to refresh their climate science satellites
Cassini might have gotten a very emotional send-off at the close of its 20-year journey, but it's not the only long-term space mission being retired this season. Today, the joint NASA-German Grav...
06:02 pm -04 - Fri, October 27, 2017
Engadget India passes US to become second largest smartphone market
The US is now the third largest smartphone market in the world, according to a new report by global technology market analyst firm Canalys. The number of smartphone shipments to India grew 23 percent ...
05:34 pm -04 - Fri, October 27, 2017
Engadget Honda's cutesy robot cooler keeps drinks within reach
Honda didn't just unveil a slick-looking EV coupe concept at the Tokyo Motor Show. It also had a robot... though it's definitely not the kind of robot you'd expect from the company. I...
05:01 pm -04 - Fri, October 27, 2017
Engadget Senator wants more details on Russian Twitter and Facebook accounts
As Twitter and Facebook prepare to attend Senate hearings about Russian interference in the 2016 election, they're hit with yet more investigative queries. This time, the queries come from Califo...
04:37 pm -04 - Fri, October 27, 2017
Engadget WhatsApp lets you delete your embarrassing texts, if you're quick
Have you ever accidentally sent a message on WhatsApp that you wish you hadn't? Well, starting today, you can delete it -- as long as you catch it within the first seven minutes. If you do, howev...
04:11 pm -04 - Fri, October 27, 2017
Engadget 'Stranger Things' invades 'Minecraft' with new skin packs
Minecraft players who love the upside down of Stranger Things have a new skin pack to acquire. It's available now in concert with the new season of the hit retro-horror show on Netflix. It looks ...
03:45 pm -04 - Fri, October 27, 2017
Engadget YouTube creators are less likely to lose ad money
YouTube riled its community when its effort to automatically demonetize offensive videos led to an "adpocalypse" that stripped innocent creators of revenue, and it's taking one of its f...
03:20 pm -04 - Fri, October 27, 2017
Engadget Kinect's value to artists overshadowed its gaming roots
The Kinect is officially dead. But the reality is that Microsoft signed the do-all sensor's fate years ago. Faced with slumping hardware sales in 2014, then-new Xbox chief Phil Spencer had a deci...
03:10 pm -04 - Fri, October 27, 2017
Engadget Twitter's new hate and violence policies go into effect November 22nd
Just a couple of weeks ago, Twitter's CEO Jack Dorsey responded to the #WomenBoycotTwitter movement on his company's microblogging platform with a promise to help Twitter "take a more a...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 27, 2017
Engadget Great, now there's 'responsible encryption'
Trump's Department of Justice is trying to get a do-over with its campaign to get backdoors onto iPhones and into secure messaging services. The policy rebrand even has its own made-up buzzword. ...
02:31 pm -04 - Fri, October 27, 2017
Engadget The real consequences of Patreon's adult content crackdown
NSFW Warning: This story may contain links to and descriptions or images of explicit sexual acts.On October 17th, crowdfunding website Patreon amended the terms of its acceptable use policy as part of...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 27, 2017
Engadget Seawater desalination will quench the thirst of a parched planet
Humanity has sought to make the Earth's oceans potable for thousands of years. The Norse tale of Utgarda-Loki tells of Odin being tricked into drinking from a horn connected to the sea, while Exo...
01:43 pm -04 - Fri, October 27, 2017
Engadget Facebook will require political advertisers to disclose their identities
Facebook has had a rough few months since the election. At least 10 million people saw Russian-placed political ads on the platform, which may have helped widen the rift between political sides during...
01:26 pm -04 - Fri, October 27, 2017
Engadget FIFA and EA will put on the first-ever 'eWorld Cup' next year
FIFA and Electronic Arts are taking their partnership to the logical conclusion point: the pair will put on the first-ever eWorld Cup next August. Competition starts next month on November 3rd. From t...
01:04 pm -04 - Fri, October 27, 2017
Engadget Getting to and living on Mars will be hell on your body
While NASA and SpaceX figure out how to get to Mars, they're also thinking about how the 200-day journey and life on the red planet will affect humans. Astronauts will be dealing with nasty thing...
12:38 pm -04 - Fri, October 27, 2017
Engadget Overwatch director details plans to improve eSports viewing
eSports are becoming a bigger and bigger industry, and game directors are taking notice. Today, Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan released a YouTube video detailing changes the team is making to the...
12:19 pm -04 - Fri, October 27, 2017
Engadget The best learning apps
By Courtney SchleyThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliat...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 27, 2017
Engadget Amazon Echo review (2017): Good price, bad sound
Two years after its birth, the device that inspired dozens of copycat smart speakers and spawned thousands of integrations is getting a makeover. Amazon's "all-new" Echo is smaller, che...
11:41 am -04 - Fri, October 27, 2017
Engadget Amazon's 'Breakaway' game is on hold while developers make changes
Breakaway, a competitive battle game under development Double Helix and published by Amazon Game Studios, is going on a bit of a break. Following a report from Kotaku claiming that the game was being ...
11:22 am -04 - Fri, October 27, 2017
Engadget Mass Effect: Andromeda fans will have to read a book for closure
Fans of Mass Effect who have been waiting for the conclusion of the Quarian ark storyline in Andromeda, we have a good news/bad news situation for you. The good news is that we'll finally find ou...
11:01 am -04 - Fri, October 27, 2017
Engadget Tech companies face scrutiny from Congress over data sharing
Facebook, Twitter, Google and other tech companies are about to face some close scrutiny from the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which has oversight over the tech and telecom industries. Accordi...
10:42 am -04 - Fri, October 27, 2017
Engadget 'Nonplayer' comic series is being turned into a movie
You might not be familiar with Nonplayer right now, but if Legendary does it right, then everybody might know the name "Dana Stevens" in the future. According to Deadline, Legendary has acqu...
10:21 am -04 - Fri, October 27, 2017
Engadget Steam's curator update tackles shady review key requests
Steam's curator program will be getting a makeover this fall as Valve takes steps to make the system more effective for both gamers and developers. Under the banner "Curator Connect," p...
10:02 am -04 - Fri, October 27, 2017
Engadget Solar windows use sunlight to retain a building's heat
A domestic property loses as much as 20 percent of its heat through windows. For big glassy commercial buildings, that figure is a lot higher, resulting in big heating bills and inevitable disputes am...
09:41 am -04 - Fri, October 27, 2017
Engadget Amazon offers $250,000 prize fund for Alexa skills aimed at kids
Amazon's latest bid to boost its smart assistant's skill set is centered around kids. Oh, and a big pile of money. Alexa Skills Challenge: Kids wants Alexa tricks aimed at kids under the age...
09:20 am -04 - Fri, October 27, 2017
Engadget Daimlers electric trucks start making deliveries in Japan and US
Most electric vehicle discussions revolve around passenger cars. Sometimes buses get thrown into the mix. We're laser-focused on how people will get from point A to point B and sometimes forget t...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, October 27, 2017
Engadget For a dollar, an AI will examine your medical scan
A company called Zebra Medical Vision (Zebra-Med) has unveiled a new service called Zebra AI1 that uses algorithms to examine your medical scans for a dollar each. The deep learning engine can examine...
08:33 am -04 - Fri, October 27, 2017
Engadget US libraries will continue to preserve old games
Libraries and museums will most likely have more time to preserve old games before they disappear completely. The US Copyright Office has announced that it plans to recommend the renewal of a DMCA exe...
07:54 am -04 - Fri, October 27, 2017
Engadget Apple invents the leather laptop sleeve
Apple's made iPhone cases and Apple's made accessories to keep iPads cosy, but until today Apple's never made a laptop sleeve. Apple stores IRL and online have ranged third-party produc...
07:02 am -04 - Fri, October 27, 2017
Engadget Amazon has drug distribution licenses for at least 12 states
St. Louis Post-Dispatch found more hints that Amazon is truly thinking of getting into the prescription drug biz, which was first reported earlier this month. The publication reviewed public records a...
06:05 am -04 - Fri, October 27, 2017
Engadget Three is adding 'free' Apple Music data to Go Binge plans
Zero-rated services, it seems, are here to stay. Almost every major UK network has revealed its own take on the concept, offering "free" data when you use specific apps on your phone. Three&...
06:00 am -04 - Fri, October 27, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, October 27th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Depending on your interests, today is possibly iPhone X day, Super Mario Odyssey day, Stranger Things season two day, Assassin's Creed Origins day or Wolfenst...
05:02 am -04 - Fri, October 27, 2017
Engadget Amazon's next show follows Ken Block's 'Gymkhana' tour
Ken Block is drifting his way onto Amazon Prime Video. The rally driver, and DC Shoes co-founder, is known for making viral videos of his racecar exploits with his collaborators at Hoonigan Media Mach...
03:53 am -04 - Fri, October 27, 2017
Engadget iPhone X pre-orders are open -- but there's already a wait
Apple reopened the online store this morning at 3 AM (or maybe a minute later) to sell its new iPhone X, and whether or not supply chain rumors are true, it's already becoming tough to get. Withi...
02:30 am -04 - Fri, October 27, 2017
Engadget 'Basic IT security' could have prevented UK NHS WannaCry attack
England's National Health Service (NHS) could have avoided the ransomware hack that crippled its systems in May, according to a government report. "Basic IT security" was all that was r...
01:16 am -04 - Fri, October 27, 2017
Engadget Saudi Arabia plans $1 billion investment in Virgin's space tourism
Richard Branson has gained a powerful and extremely wealthy ally that can make his space tourism dreams a reality: Saudi Arabia. The kingdom will invest $1 billion in the Virgin Group's space com...
11:12 pm -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget Former Xbox Live policy VP Stephen 'StepTo' Toulouse passed away
Stephen "StepTo" Toulouse, a tech vet, humorist and author well known for his role in managing Xbox Live over the years has passed away. His brother Jeff Toulouse tweeted that "It is wi...
10:06 pm -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget Researchers look deeply within batteries to see why they explode
High-energy batteries, like the ones in your laptop and smartphone, can fail, which can cause them to overheat and even catch fire. A team of researchers used cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) , a te...
09:56 pm -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget Facebook's new tools help build supportive Groups
Facebook has been steadily improving things for groups on the social network. The company added administration tools like membership insights for community pages. It also created Groups for Pages to l...
09:11 pm -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget Google responds to Pixel 2 issues: Extended warranty and updates
While the Pixel 2 family initially garnered strong reviews, early adopting owners have reported an array of issues. Some have complained about dull colors or even "burn-in" on the Pixel 2 X...
07:40 pm -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget Viacom chases mobile deals to make up for cord-cutting
To win over young US cable-cutters, Viacom is attempting to cut deals with mobile phone networks to provide their subscribers with its content. The media conglomerate's move is a quiet strategic ...
06:59 pm -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget McAfee stops letting foreign governments check its source code
Cybersecurity software company McAfee stopped allowing foreign governments to review the source code of its products earlier this year, a company spokesperson told Reuters. Security experts have warne...
06:30 pm -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget Autoblog's 2017 Tokyo Motor Show roundup
By Jeremy KorzeniewskiStay strange, Tokyo. The Tokyo Motor Show never fails to show off the weird, wacky, and wild side of the automotive industry. Though the themes are the same as other recent shows...
05:55 pm -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget Mitsubishi Evo concept is an AI-assisted crossover EV
Honda has been rolling out EV concept cars to test the waters, first a throwback boxy coupe, then the debut yesterday of a sporty two-door vehicle with subtle AI assistance. Today, Mitsubishi followed...
05:26 pm -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget Amazon's Alexa push is making customers buy more
Amazon announced its earnings for the third quarter of 2017 on Thursday and to nobody's surprise, the internet shopping titan revealed that it has sold a whole bunch of products for unfathomable ...
05:15 pm -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget For Microsoft, it's all about the cloud
Microsoft's first quarterly earnings for 2018 (the company starts its fiscal year in July) continues the trend seen in the last one. It reported $24.5 billion in overall revenue, which is a 12 pe...
05:05 pm -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget Alphabet's ads rake in billions, but its 'other bets' are growing
Google's parent company Alphabet saw its stock price hit an all-time high last week, and the financial good times continue to roll in the company's newly released quarterly earnings. Over th...
05:01 pm -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Save $40 on BeatsX wireless earbuds
This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that...
04:36 pm -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget Google Home can cast HBO Now to your TV of choice
The Google Home platform keeps getting more capable with each passing week. Now the smart speaker can cast HBO Now to the TV of your choice. According to the Google blog post, you don't need to o...
04:17 pm -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget Googles physical authentication keys are effective but limited
Two-step authentication has been the standard for securing access to online accounts for most tech companies. Google rolled it out users in 2011 and has been steadily making improvements to the system...
03:57 pm -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget Spotify reportedly canceling original shows in video strategy refresh
While Spotify has become synonymous with music streaming online, it's not so well-known for its video shows. Many people don't even know they exist. That's why the company is now reboot...
03:40 pm -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1070 Ti battles AMD's latest video cards
NVIDIA has largely been sitting pretty since the GeForce 10-series arrived and gave it a comfortable performance lead in the graphics realm, but things have changed: AMD's Vega cards are at least...
03:18 pm -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget Honda's 2018 Gold Wing is the first motorcycle with CarPlay
Most of the automakers announcing their adoption of Apple's CarPlay have mentioned them in reference to cars, and for good reason: It only works with screens, which are starting to become widespr...
02:59 pm -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget Google partners with fact-checking network to fight fake news
Google is taking its battle against misleading information to the real world. The company has partnered with the International Fact-Checking Network, a nonpartisan organization run by The Poynter Inst...
02:22 pm -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget Georgia election server reportedly wiped in wake of lawsuit
There's something going on in Georgia. First, the state rejected help from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to inspect its voting equipment for potential hacker inroads. Strangely, the m...
02:01 pm -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget Microsoft reportedly tests a Courier-like folding digital notebook
With the success of its Surface lineup, it was only a matter of time until Microsoft revisited its Courier "digital journal" concept. The company is reportedly working on another foldable ta...
01:45 pm -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget Piccadilly Circus' billboard is alight once more, and it's watching
The iconic lights illuminating London's Piccadilly Circus were switched back on this morning, nine months after going dark to accommodate some serious renovations. The huge advertising space is n...
01:41 pm -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget Walmart tests shelf-scanning robots in 50-plus stores
You may have seen stores deploy shelf-scanning robots before, but they're about to get one of their largest real-world tests to date. Walmart is expanding a shelf-scanning robot trial run to 50 ...
01:22 pm -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget Rotten Tomatoes' Facebook show gives you weekly movie advice
We've covered Facebook's venture into video, as well as the company's desire to acquire exclusive content that will attract more people to its platform. Today, Variety reports movie rev...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget Instagram's new feature adds dramatic zoom-ins to your Stories
Instagram's Boomerang has a new alternative that you might want to try if you've been overusing the video loop format recently. The photo-sharing app has launched a new camera format for Sto...
12:42 pm -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget Seven Samsung C-Lab projects graduate to full startup status
Samsung's C-Lab (Creative Lab) program is basically its in-house program to foster new business ideas and opportunities. Today, the company announced that seven C-Lab projects have graduated and ...
12:21 pm -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget Google expands its Science Journal app into a digital notebook
Google launched Science Journal for Android last year as an easy way to measure light, sounds, motion and more. While it already sounded like a great tool, it's now more useful than before: Googl...
12:05 pm -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget Sky Store lets you scrap the DVD for a cheaper digital download
When the Sky Store's "Buy &amp; Keep" option first launched in 2014, it offered the best of both worlds: A digital copy of a film (and later, TV box sets) to download and watch imme...
12:02 pm -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget Boeing builds towards its first space taxi test
When NASA first named Boeing and SpaceX as recipients of the Commercial Crew Program, they originally aimed to end the agency's dependence on Russia by 2017. But developing space technologies is ...
11:39 am -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget Netflix will stream a 'Stranger Things' aftershow for die-hard fans
It's safe to say that the second season of Netflix's Stranger Things is pretty eagerly anticipated, and now the streaming company is capitalizing on its popularity. Beyond Stranger Things is...
11:18 am -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget Twitter blocks ads from two Russia-backed media agencies
Twitter has announced that it will no longer allow two prominent state-owned Russian media organizations from advertising on its platform. The company revealed on its Public Policy blog that it has de...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget 'Find It On eBay' searches with pictures instead of words
Finding stuff you actually want to buy on eBay is getting a whole lot easier thanks to the online shopping site's new Image Search function. Instead of trying every possible search term combinati...
10:41 am -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget Baidu updates its open-source autonomous driving platform
It's odd that the search engine company known as the "Google of China" says that its open-source autonomous driving platform Apollo is the "Android of the auto industry." But ...
10:22 am -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget Alexa can control all the Dish TVs in your home
Dish has been cozying up with Amazon of late. The Pay TV provider already offers an Echo Dot to new customers, which lets you control its Hopper DVR or Wally with your voice. And, now you can do the s...
10:11 am -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget O2's flexible plans let you change your data allowance each month
When signing a new mobile contract, you typically pick a monthly plan with strict call, text and data allowances. You're then tied to that decision as you see out the contract for the next two ye...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget PSVR, one year later
PlayStation VR hit the market with a bang in October 2016. It debuted at $400, without the PlayStation Camera or motion controllers. By February, Sony had sold 915,000 headsets -- far surpassing the c...
09:38 am -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget Lexus LS Concept previews automated driving technology for 2020
The LS+ also shows of the direction of Lexus design.The newest iteration of the Lexus luxury flagship, the 2018 LS, is on the stand at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, but it is also joined by a high-tech v...
09:19 am -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget Uber faces another lawsuit alleging gender and race discrimination
Things have been relatively quiet on the Uber front recently, at least in regard to lawsuits, as CEO Dara Khosrowshahi gets his new house in order. That changed today, as Reuters reports that three fe...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget Uber's multi-destination feature makes riding with friends easier
Uber has launched a multiple stop feature that lets riders add up to three stops on their trip, eliminating the need to add a new address after each drop or pick-up. Open the app, hit "Where to?&...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget Amazon discounts LG's G6 if you accept Prime ads
Amazon didn't have much joy selling its own phone, but has achieved plenty by selling other people's under its Prime Exclusive Phones label. The deal is that users get a discount off the pri...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget Google Pixelbook review: A premium Chromebook that's worth the price
When we reviewed Google's Chromebook Pixel in 2013, we said it was a gorgeous, well-built computer that almost no one should buy. That's also how we felt about the follow up in 2015. See, Ch...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget AMD stuffs Radeon Vega graphics into its Ryzen Mobile chips
It's been a revival year for AMD. Its Ryzen chips thrust it back into the desktop arena -- so much so that it practically forced Intel to dramatically ramp up the capabilities of its upcoming eig...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget 'Super Mario Odyssey' is everything it needs to be and more
"A return to form." "A reinvention." There are lots of clich&eacute;s we fall back on when describing a fresh game in a long-running series. The truth is, Nintendo has constant...
08:50 am -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget Bloodhound preps for land speed record with 200MPH test run
It's finally happened. Nine years after the Bloodhound project was announced at London's Science Museum, the supersonic car has completed its first test runs. At a closed-off airstrip near N...
08:32 am -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget LG's phone arm continues to eat away at its profits
One of the great problems with being a popular musician or comedian is that your audience is always aching for you to play the greatest hits. That can get pretty boring, especially if you want to be k...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget 'Bury Me, My Love' brings a Syrian refugee's tale to your phone
After creating a big buzz within the indie gaming community, interactive dialogue-driven game Bury Me, My Love launches today on iOS and Android. Based on real life stories, the game tells the tale of...
07:44 am -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget Twitter closes in on its first-ever profitable quarter
Twitter has updated the world on its financial position for the third quarter of this year, and the outlook is better than it has been for a while. The company has seen monthly active user figures inc...
07:30 am -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget Qualcomm tries to find a place for VR in medical training
It's the "Wild West" age for virtual reality. The medium has gained traction as a canvas for storytelling and gaming, but hasn't yet been applied in many other fields. As the indus...
07:00 am -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget BT is slashing the price of line rental for landline-only customers
A BT landline costs &pound;19 per month, and that's without any kind of free calls package added on top. The cost is easy to ignore when it's absorbed into a TV and broadband package for...
06:45 am -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget Logitech's Circle cameras now obey Google Assistant commands
Checking what your Logitech Circle cameras are seeing could be as simple as barking out a simple voice command -- so long as you have all the necessary devices. The home security cameras now work with...
06:00 am -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, October 26th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.It's the end of the road for Kinect, and Google's testing an update for Android that Pixel 2 owners will be very interested in....
06:00 am -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget Facebook will pull used car ads into its Marketplace
Facebook Marketplace has been around for a year now. In that time, the social network has gotten a firm grasp on what users are buying and selling on its Craigslist rival. (It's also made sure to...
05:00 am -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget Hopper app uses predictive pricing tech to find NYC hotels
You always hear about the best time to book your travels for big savings, but do you ever follow up? Hint: You're better off nabbing Thanksgiving flights now. That's according to Hopper, a s...
04:00 am -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget Facebook opens its Workplace Chat desktop app to everyone
Facebook brought its Slack-competing service out of private beta last year and rebranded it as simply 'Workplace.' Its messaging side offering, Workplace Chat, had browser and mobile compone...
02:18 am -04 - Thu, October 26, 2017
Engadget Harvard's new RoboBee can fly in and out of water
Apparently, we haven't seen RoboBee's final form yet. Harvard researchers introduced the robot back in 2013 and developed a version that uses static to stick to walls in 2016. Now, the scien...
11:01 pm -04 - Wed, October 25, 2017
Engadget Verizon will allow 4K video streaming for $10 extra a month
Starting on November 3rd, Verizon customers who want to stream full 4K video on their phones can finally do so. Just two months ago, the company had split its unlimited plans into two tiers; one cappe...
09:46 pm -04 - Wed, October 25, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's game broadcast service Mixer now works in 21 languages
You certainly don't need to speak English to watch or broadcast games on Microsoft's Mixer, but wouldn't it be nice if you could navigate in whatever your native language happens to be?...
08:44 pm -04 - Wed, October 25, 2017
Engadget 'Social robot' Jibo reaches Indiegogo backers three years later
Three years after an astronomically successful crowdfunding campaign raised over $3.6 million, Jibo the robot is finally ready. The social bot is available to buy on its site for $900; Those who backe...
07:59 pm -04 - Wed, October 25, 2017
Engadget Android 8.1 preview unlocks your Pixel 2 camera's AI potential
Remember how Google said the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL both have a custom imaging chip that's just laying idle? Well, you can finally use it... in a manner of speaking. Google has released its fir...
07:05 pm -04 - Wed, October 25, 2017
Engadget Steam introduces digital gift cards ahead of holiday sales
Got friends who wait for Steam's holiday sales to buy a ton of games they might not get around to playing? Is that friend you? Now you can help your friend soften the blow by sending them digital...
06:31 pm -04 - Wed, October 25, 2017
Engadget Reddit's stricter stance on violence bans more racist communities
Reddit has previously had success cleaning up its act by banning hate communities, and now it's expanding those crackdowns. The social site has widened its policies on violent content to forbid ...
05:46 pm -04 - Wed, October 25, 2017
Engadget Google's sentiment analysis API is just as biased as humans
Google developed its Cloud Natural Language API to give customers a language analyzer that could, the internet giant claimed, "reveal the structure and meaning of your text." Part of this ga...
05:24 pm -04 - Wed, October 25, 2017
Engadget Hisense's $10,000 'Laser TV' is a true home cinema in box
Hisense announced a new theater system today -- the 100-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart Laser TV -- which is essentially a projector with speakers. The company says it uses movie theater technology to provide ...
05:03 pm -04 - Wed, October 25, 2017
Engadget New CRISPR tool alters RNA for wider gene editing applications
The CRISPR gene editing technique can be used for all sorts of amazing things by targeting your DNA. Scientists are using it in experimental therapies for ALS and Huntington's disease, ways to le...
04:42 pm -04 - Wed, October 25, 2017
Engadget Roku streaming may soon be available on many more devices
Roku is still synonymous with its media devices, but you may have to shake that notion before long. Variety tipsters claim that Roku is planning a first move into streaming video on third-party hardw...
04:23 pm -04 - Wed, October 25, 2017
Engadget Ubers new credit card could be a tough sell (updated)
Uber isn't exactly known for protecting the privacy of its drivers or riders. Tim Cook reportedly had to threaten to remove the Uber app from iPhones after he discovered the app was "fingerp...
04:02 pm -04 - Wed, October 25, 2017
Engadget DJI's scanner can nab info on drones mid-flight
This morning, Chinese drone company DJI demonstrated its new AeroScope device that can track UAVs in a 5-kilometer radius. At the moment, it can only monitor the company's drones, but it's a...
03:41 pm -04 - Wed, October 25, 2017
Engadget AT&T's Netgear mobile hotspot promises twice the speed of LTE
AT&amp;T has just announced the first mobile hotspot router, the Netgear Nighthawk, that can connect to the telecom company's "5G Evolution" network, which AT&amp;T claims offer...
03:21 pm -04 - Wed, October 25, 2017
Engadget Researchers observe the first known interstellar comet
To date, every comet humanity has seen inside the Solar System has come from the Solar System, whether it's the Kuiper Belt or the billions of comets believed to make up the Oort Cloud. Now, howe...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 25, 2017
Engadget You cant buy a self-driving BMW until 2021 (and thats a good thing)
At this point, if you're an automaker and you're not talking about autonomous cars, you might want to take a long hard look at your product roadmap. During a briefing at its Mountain View re...
02:47 pm -04 - Wed, October 25, 2017
Engadget Trump announces program to test drones beyond FAA regulations
President Trump and Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program today -- an initiative aimed at exploring expanded use of drones. While th...
02:28 pm -04 - Wed, October 25, 2017
Engadget Honda's Sports EV Concept puts an AI assistant in the passenger seat
If you thought Honda's Urban EV Concept was a clever mix of modern electric car technology with boxy retro style, you'd better brace yourself. The automaker has unveiled the Sports EV Conce...
02:09 pm -04 - Wed, October 25, 2017
Engadget Amazon Prime members wont have to pay for premium Alexa skills
Amazon's latest perk for Prime subscribers? "Free" access to premium Alexa skills. It's starting small, with Prime members getting access to an additional six Double Jeopardy! clue...
01:47 pm -04 - Wed, October 25, 2017
Engadget Apple reportedly delayed 'Carpool Karaoke' due to foul language
When Apple delayed the release of 'Carpool Karaoke,' it wasn't very clear on why. According to a report at Bloomberg, though, the tech titan had to edit and shoot additional episodes be...
01:30 pm -04 - Wed, October 25, 2017
Engadget Pharrell Williams will co-own Roli's modular instrument business
There's no question that Pharrell Williams has had at least some fondness for technology (his Daft Punk collabs and gold-tinged smartphones were big clues), but now he's taking that apprecia...
01:20 pm -04 - Wed, October 25, 2017
Engadget Netflixs DVD queue app is available on Android
Earlier this year, Netflix released a new app that allows users to manage their DVD queues. That feature had previously been available on Netflix apps until an update in 2011 removed it, but surprisin...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 25, 2017
Engadget Slack screen sharing will let your coworkers control your computer
Virtual-office app Slack is adding one of its most requested features: screen sharing. And more than just simply letting a coworker look at what's on your display, you can grant control so that t...
12:31 pm -04 - Wed, October 25, 2017
Engadget US-UK plan would share tech companies data with both governments
Companies like Microsoft and Google store some of their data overseas and when US agencies want access to that data, during a criminal case, for example, they often have a fight on their hands. That&#...
12:10 pm -04 - Wed, October 25, 2017
Engadget Daimler unveils its electric truck weeks ahead of Tesla's big debut
We've known for awhile that Tesla was set to unveil its electric truck this fall; it's currently set for November 16th, after a few delays. But Daimler AG has stolen its thunder by announcin...
11:49 am -04 - Wed, October 25, 2017
Engadget Alto Mail is shutting down now that AOL is part of Oath
AOL (Engadget's former parent company) launched Alto Mail years ago in a bid to make sense of increasingly cluttered email with a slicker look and organizing features like the Dashboard. However,...
11:30 am -04 - Wed, October 25, 2017
Engadget New Patreon tools help creators connect with backers
Running a Patreon page doesn't only entail creating for your audience: if you amass a lot of patrons, you'll also have to deal potentially time-consuming admin tasks. To make it easier to ru...
11:13 am -04 - Wed, October 25, 2017
Engadget Kaspersky says it briefly possessed classified NSA files
Earlier this month, reports surfaced that classified NSA documents detailing how US agencies defend their cyber networks and how they breach foreign ones were stolen by Russian hackers in 2015. Those ...
10:54 am -04 - Wed, October 25, 2017
Engadget Microsoft opens a studio for mixed reality
Microsoft has really been hammering home its commitment to mixed reality lately, debuting its headsets earlier this month and holding an entire event dedicated to the concept. Now, and in time for the...
10:25 am -04 - Wed, October 25, 2017
Engadget Heres our closest look yet at Will Smiths Bright for Netflix
Bright, from director David Ayer and starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton, is probably Netflix's highest profile movie release this year. Will Smith stars as a policeman on an Earth that's ...
10:02 am -04 - Wed, October 25, 2017
Engadget Nissan is joining Formula E
Nissan has made big strides in its push for electrification by unveiling two new zero-emission concept vehicles and announcing its plans to join Formula E racing from the 2018-2019 season. At the Toky...
09:37 am -04 - Wed, October 25, 2017
Engadget FCC: Local TV and radio stations don't need local studios
The FCC is scrapping the decades-old rule requiring local TV and radio stations to maintain a studio in or near the communities they serve. Critics claim the move will benefit media conglomerates seek...
09:17 am -04 - Wed, October 25, 2017
Engadget Microsoft ceases production of the Kinect
Microsoft has been slowly chipping away at the Kinect's usefulness and features across its platforms, yet today's news still comes as something of a shock. The company announced today to Co....
09:02 am -04 - Wed, October 25, 2017
Engadget Xbox One consoles could support premium wireless speakers
Xbox is jumping aboard the WISA train. Microsoft's console is the first gaming brand to become a member of the trade group known as the Wireless Speaker and Audio Association. That makes it the o...
08:31 am -04 - Wed, October 25, 2017
Engadget Apple acquires wireless charging company PowerbyProxi
Since Apple made wireless chargers to go with its latest iPhones, it's safe to say that it already has a team working on the technology. It sounds like the tech titan wants to expand its presence...
08:27 am -04 - Wed, October 25, 2017
Engadget UK watchdog calls out unlabelled Snapchat ads for the first time
The UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has its work cut out for it as the line between legitimate online content and ads gets ever blurrier. Social media "influencers" regularly...
08:06 am -04 - Wed, October 25, 2017
Engadget Amazon Key opens your home for indoor deliveries
Amazon's gone to a lot of effort to make its services as convenient as possible -- free delivery, lightning fast delivery, delivery from the sky (well, soon, probably) -- now it's eliminatin...
08:03 am -04 - Wed, October 25, 2017
Engadget AT&T looks to DirecTV Now as customers ditch satellite
If you were wondering why AT&amp;T is in such a hurry to reshape its TV business, the third quarter earnings report may provide some clarity. In the three months it covers, which are usually stron...
08:01 am -04 - Wed, October 25, 2017
Engadget Amazon's home security Cloud Cam supports Alexa
Along with its "Key" indoor delivery service for Prime members, Amazon has unveiled a new AWS cloud-powered surveillance camera. The infrared-capable Cloud Cam lets you confirm deliveries vi...
07:21 am -04 - Wed, October 25, 2017
Engadget Bloomberg: Apple altered Face ID spec to meet iPhone X targets
Ever since the iPhone X was announced, there's been a rumor that the handset will be a rarer commodity than gold dust and the Venus de Milo's arms, combined. That's because the componen...
07:21 am -04 - Wed, October 25, 2017
Engadget Apple denies reports that it altered Face ID specs (update)
Ever since the iPhone X was announced, there's been rumors that the handset will be a rarer commodity than gold dust and the Venus de Milo's arms, combined. That's because the component...
07:03 am -04 - Wed, October 25, 2017
Engadget Nissan's EVs will swap engine noises for 'song'
The US Department of Transport (DoT) recently decreed that all hybrid and electric vehicles must make a noise to protect pedestrians, especially folks who are blind or have limited vision. Rather than...
06:00 am -04 - Wed, October 25, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday, October 25th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.We put two of the latest 4K streaming sticks to the test, explain why scientists are redefining the kilogram and discover a ramen fork that cancels out slurping....
04:50 am -04 - Wed, October 25, 2017
Engadget Target uses augmented reality to help you shop for furniture
Target has been introducing high-tech ways to shop for months, including real-time maps of its stores and a Pinterest-powered visual search tool. Now, it has added an augmented reality feature to its ...
03:40 am -04 - Wed, October 25, 2017
Engadget Acoustic gunshot sensors help speed treatment of shooting victims
Acoustic gunshot sensors have been pinpointing shooting scenes and victims for years. The tech can be found in around 90 US cities in total. Meanwhile, the American military has been using it to track...
02:30 am -04 - Wed, October 25, 2017
Engadget Sony's A7R III packs big improvements into a familiar package
Sony's astonishingly fast A9 is still pretty fresh in people's minds, but that didn't stop the company from fleshing out its mirrorless camera line even more. The company officially rev...
01:56 am -04 - Wed, October 25, 2017
Engadget Soylent banned in Canada over nutritional requirements
Canadians: we hope you weren't basing your diet around Soylent. Rosa Foods chief Rob Rhinehart has posted a letter revealing that Soylent is effectively banned in the country after the Canada Foo...
11:47 pm -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget 'Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp' towns open on smartphones in November
Nintendo has announced a new Animal Crossing game, but unlike New Leaf and Happy Home Designer, it's not landing on the 3DS. This time, the game is making its way to your iPhones and Android devi...
11:47 pm -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget 'Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp' arrives on smartphones in November
Nintendo has announced a new Animal Crossing game, but unlike New Leaf and Happy Home Designer, it's not landing on the 3DS. This time, the game is making its way to your iPhones and Android devi...
09:39 pm -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget Parrot's latest drones are for farmers and firefighters
It's been a tough year for Parrot. The drone maker cut 290 jobs after sub-par sales, and it wasn't shy in admitting that its lineup was both unfocused and (for personal drones) unprofitable....
08:38 pm -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget Hitman: Game of the Year Edition adds new Patient Zero campaign
When developer IO Interactive separated from publisher Square Enix, it got to keep the popular Hitman franchise, giving the now-independent studio control over the 2016 stealth shooter game it develop...
08:06 pm -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget FTC loosens guidelines to let kids use voice commands
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act bars companies from collecting audio recordings from kids under 13 without their parents' permission. However, that raises concerns about voice ...
07:31 pm -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget Amazon takes aim at Staples with two-day shipping on office supplies
Free shipping is a big reason many of us are Amazon Prime members. Now, businesses looking to save on shipping costs for office supplies will be able to do the same. The company just announced the lau...
07:11 pm -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget AT&T is making an Android-powered DirecTV streaming hub
AT&amp;T might not rely solely on other companies' devices to pipe DirecTV Now and other forms of internet-only video into your home. Variety has unearthed a new FCC filing for an Android TV...
06:42 pm -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget Mark Zuckerberg is using his Facebook fortune to tackle social issues
The will-Zuckerberg-run, won't-Zuckerberg-run-for-President speculation has driven most of the news about the Facebook cofounder this year. But he, along with his wife Priscilla Chan, have been q...
06:11 pm -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget DOJ demands Twitter account info following discussion of an agent
Law enforcement is often eager to protect its own, but it might have overstepped its boundaries in an online case. The Department of Justice has sent a subpoena to Twitter demanding complete account ...
05:49 pm -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget New ransomware is causing major issues across Europe and Russia
There's a new ransomware making the rounds today with confirmed targets in Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and Germany. Kaspersky Labs says that nearly 200 victims have been hit with the ransomware that&...
05:32 pm -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget Snapchats Multi-Snap feature is now available on Android
In July, Snapchat released a new feature that made it a lot easier for people to post longer videos. Rather than limiting videos to just 10 seconds, the app now allows users to record for up to 60 con...
04:57 pm -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget Twitter will identify political ads and disclose who paid for them
Twitter has been in hot water as more evidence emerges showing how Russia used the social network to influence public opinion. Ahead of a November 1st Congressional hearing on Russian manipulation, Tw...
04:30 pm -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget This ramen fork will play noises to cover up your gross slurping
We've seen some pretty strange tech-related PR stunts over the years -- Engadget editor Edgar Alvarez rounded up some of the most bizarre for your enjoyment. But this new invention out of Japan m...
04:11 pm -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget Lenovo and Intel take the first step toward eliminating passwords
Passwords are one of the weakest links when it comes to our online security, and we may be one step closer to getting rid of them altogether. Today, Lenovo and Intel announced the first built-in authe...
03:52 pm -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget Equifax data breach is also being investigated by UK officials
While 143 million US residents were affected by the Equifax breach, they weren't the only ones impacted. Nearly 700,000 UK residents also had their information stolen -- including phone numbers, ...
03:40 pm -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget Senators propose reforms to wide-reaching surveillance law
Eleven senators -- both Republican and Democrat -- introduced new legislation today that calls for substantial reforms to Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, Reuters reports. Sec...
03:21 pm -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget Amazons Kindle app overhaul delivers easy reading and socializing
The Kindle app has gotten quite a bit less attention that Amazon's namesake devices, but today the shopping juggernaut made some big changes. For starters, there's a new light theme that giv...
03:02 pm -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget Facebook is finally testing 4K video for regular videos
It may have taken Facebook a while, but the company is starting to catch up on the 4K video front. According to a report at TechCrunch, Facebook is testing Ultra-High-Resolution video uploads that use...
02:41 pm -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget Firefox can add web apps to your Android home screen
Firefox is making it easier for Android users to navigate the mobile web with Web App Manifest support, which will ship with Firefox 58 for Android. The feature supports Progressive Web Apps (PWA), th...
02:22 pm -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget Uber drivers can now charge more for longer pickups
Uber has spent the past few months trying to mend its image and make itself more driver-friendly, and that's certainly true for October -- although it might hit your bank account if you're a...
02:11 pm -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget Gmail's third-party add-ons are ready to make short work of your inbox
In March, Google announced that it would soon internalize all the third-party Gmail add-ons. Previously, users had to install the plugins in each environment, like Chrome or non-Gsuite apps. Today, th...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget Why scientists are redefining the kilogram
Physics is a funny thing. Despite dictating the behaviors and states of everything from atoms to stars, our interpretation of its effects are rooted in very human constructs. Meters, amperes and secon...
01:53 pm -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget Hulu CEO departs to run Sony Pictures Television
Hulu now has a new CEO. Mark Hopkins, who has been Hulu's CEO for the past four years, is stepping down. In his place is president and COO of Fox Networks Group, Randy Freer. Hopkins is leaving t...
01:39 pm -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget AdBlock Plus retools its service to pay sites you visit most
Last year, we covered Flattr, AdBlock Plus' endeavor to help you pay the sites you visit most often. Now, the company is relaunching the tool and billing it as what the team had imagined when the...
01:18 pm -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget UK officials want to know if Russia meddled in the Brexit vote
UK officials are wondering if Russia tampered with its Brexit referendum and they've now officially asked Mark Zuckerberg to look into whether Facebook possibly played a role, The Guardian report...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget New Google Assistant skills reinvent family game night
There's no question that kids like talking to smart speakers, and Google knows it. As promised, the search firm is adding over 50 child-oriented activities to Google Assistant to make sure your H...
12:35 pm -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget Instagram lets anyone invite a guest to their live broadcasts
That didn't take too long. After several weeks of testing, Instagram has given all mobile users the option to add a guest to their live broadcast. Tap an icon and you can invite one of your viewe...
12:21 pm -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget Delphi buys nuTonomy to bolster its self-driving car efforts
Delphi is already a significant player in the self-driving car realm, but it's not taking any chances -- it wants whatever edge it can get. To that end, the GM spinoff just bought the autonomous...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget Get your Engadget Experience tickets before prices go up this week!
By now we're sure you've heard about The Engadget Experience, an all-day event we're hosting in LA next month that combines five high-tech art installations with a series of panels brin...
11:38 am -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget Sonys $1,300 robot speaker won't stray far from home
We've discussed some of Sony's absurdly priced endeavors recently -- the absurdly priced Xperia Touch projector comes to mind -- and now here is another one. The Xperia Hello, a robotic assi...
11:19 am -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget Apple lists the cars that can wirelessly charge your iPhone
Sure, you know that most wireless charging pads will top up the iPhone 8 or iPhone X, but what about the pad in your car? That's a little more complicated, but Apple is willing to help out. It ...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget Everysight's Raptor AR cycling glasses start at $499
We liked what Everysight accomplished with its Raptor AR Smartglasses -- they present helpful cycling info like directions, cadence and your heart rate in front of you so that you can keep your eyes o...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget Which 4K OLED sets are worth buying?
There's a ton of 4K content available now thanks to services like Netflix, YouTube and iTunes, with the latter two not even charging a premium for the higher resolution. Many high-end phones reco...
10:30 am -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget Facebook's new media guidelines are focused on stopping fake news
Facebook came under fire after it admitted that it published 3,000 Russian-linked advertisements designed to influence the US Presidential Election. Those ads pointed to Pages that trafficked in fake ...
10:14 am -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget Nintendo's Switch now supports your old GameCube controllers
Nintendo's latest Switch update is apparently a treasure trove of secrets. In addition to secretly slipping in support for USB headphones, the gaming titan has also bundled in the ability to supp...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget Livestream's Mevo Plus has five times the range of its last camera
Vimeo probably did the right thing by ditching its planned Netflix-style streaming service in favor of live video. The move came on the back of its purchase of Livestream -- the company best-known for...
09:41 am -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget James Comey reveals his (not so) secret Twitter account
Back in March then-FBI director James Comey told the American people they should not expect "absolute privacy". Now, undoubtedly heeding his own advice, he's outed himself on Twitter, t...
09:20 am -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget Comma AIs dash cams are a stepping stone to autonomous driving
I'm never sure what to expect when I walk up the steps of Comma AIs office (which is actually a house in a San Francisco neighborhood). Its founder and all-around rabble-rouser George Hotz (the i...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget Former HTC designer Scott Croyle has left Razer's Nextbit
We haven't yet seen Razer's debut smartphone, but the team behind it is bidding farewell to an exec that played a crucial role back in its early days. Scott Croyle, who quit HTC as the Senio...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget Misfit's Vapor Android Wear watch goes on sale October 31st
Nobody can say that Misfit Vapor is vaporware anymore. The smartwatch will finally be available for purchase on October 31st from Misfit's website, though its email subscribers will have the chan...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget Amazon vs. Roku: Which $70 4K streaming device is best?
Streaming video boxes just aren't very exciting anymore. There, I said it. The Apple TV 4K was mostly intriguing because it dramatically lowered the price of 4K content. But most consumers don�...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget LinkedIn smart replies help you feign interest in business lunches
Smart replies in email and messaging apps are more than a little impersonal, but that's not necessarily a bad thing with LinkedIn. Do you really want to hand-craft messages to someone who's ...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget Wink's $200 home security bundle includes three sensors and a hub
Wink's mission (before and after getting bought by Will.i.am) has been to make smart product networks work simply and easily with its proprietary hub, and added Google Home and Alexa integration ...
08:28 am -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget Google wants to help developers make better websites
Developers already have access to a number of tools that let them see how real-world users experience their websites, but until now they weren't able to see how their website user experience comp...
08:10 am -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget Fitbit's first smartwatch can now make payments in the UK
Convenient contactless and mobile payment options are a dime a dozen these days, but that isn't discouraging Fitbit from throwing its keys into the bowl. After launching in the US and elsewhere d...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget TiVo's Bolt Vox DVR jumps into the future with voice control
Stop us if you've heard this one before: TiVo is updating its Bolt DVR lineup with a new remote, a new UI and a new name. The TiVo Bolt Vox (and TiVo Mini Vox) are easy to spot thanks to the remo...
07:31 am -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget Digital bank Monzo now supports Android Pay
Monzo, the British "bank" with a coral-coloured card and a clever savings app, has added support for Android Pay. It's only available for users with current accounts, however. Monzo sta...
07:01 am -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget Some Pixel 2 phones are making strange noises
The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are Google's best-rated smartphones yet, but early quality-control and testing problems could ruin the sales party. On top of display color and burn-in issues that have...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday, October 24th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.This Tuesday morning, we're already talking Stranger Things 2 (minus spoilers), Super Mario 64 speed-runs and a love letter to the Instant Pot Ultra....
05:04 am -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget Microsoft drops its lawsuit over gag orders on DoJ searches
It's been more than a year since Microsoft sued the government (with backing from Amazon, Apple, Google and many others) over the right to tell its customers when the authorities ask it to hand o...
03:31 am -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget Google Lens is rolling out to first-generation Pixel phones
Google is working on some impressive artificial intelligence tricks. And, many of them are finding their way to the public. We can already interact with the company's digital assistant on our pho...
02:10 am -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget Tactile soft sensor can turn anything into a controller
Researchers at Purdue University have developed a soft sensor toolkit that could pave the way for more tactile wearables. Tragically dubbed "iSoft," the thin, rubbery device reacts to contin...
12:16 am -04 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Engadget Atlus will release 'Shin Megami Tensei V' for Nintendo Switch
Nintendo and Atlus have finally revealed what they've been cooking up for fans since they announced their collaboration in January. The fifth main entry in the Shin Megami Tensei (SMT) franchise ...
10:31 pm -04 - Mon, October 23, 2017
Engadget Blizzard gives Battle.net a social makeover
Blizzard is giving its Battle.net desktop app a makeover. The gaming portal now has a tab dedicated to chats and groups, while the service is also introducing personal profiles and avatars for players...
09:29 pm -04 - Mon, October 23, 2017
Engadget Bank of America is adding two-factor fingerprint authentication
In the wake of recent security breaches, including but certainly not limited to Equifax, Bank of America has stated it will integrate fingerprint-based two-factor authentication into its online bankin...
08:25 pm -04 - Mon, October 23, 2017
Engadget What's on TV: 'Stranger Things,' 'Wolfenstein' and 'Mario'
This week the World Series gets rolling, but we're just killing time until Friday morning when the Stranger Things season two binge begins. For gamers, the big question will be what they want to ...
07:36 pm -04 - Mon, October 23, 2017
Engadget 'Destiny 2' is 2017s best-selling game after just one month
If you have friends who own video game consoles, chances are you heard a lot about Destiny 2 in the last month. But anecdotal evidence that the game was everywhere just got backed up by some astonishi...
07:14 pm -04 - Mon, October 23, 2017
Engadget Life insurer offers members a $25 Apple Watch (if they earn it)
You might have heard of insurers discounting the Apple Watch before, but never quite like this. John Hancock is offering all its Vitality life insurance policy holders (including newcomers) an Apple W...
06:34 pm -04 - Mon, October 23, 2017
Engadget Snapchat tweaks increase sharing and privacy
Snapchat added a couple features to its iOS version today, along with a quality-of-life tweak. First, you can now send links from other apps to your Snapchat friends using iOS's 'share'...
05:55 pm -04 - Mon, October 23, 2017
Engadget Relentlessly witty 'Night in the Woods' comes to your phone in 2018
If you haven't played Night in the Woods, you're frankly missing out. The made-partly-in-Michigan indie adventure melds witty (and often silly) dialogue with iconic visuals, varied gameplay...
05:32 pm -04 - Mon, October 23, 2017
Engadget Affirms app lends you money to buy things online
Paypal co-founder Max Levchin launched Affirm back in 2012 to extend credit for folks to buy things online. Today, his company has extended that feature to a mobile app, functionally creating a virtua...
05:11 pm -04 - Mon, October 23, 2017
Engadget Lego pulls the plug on future 'Dimensions' toys
Chalk up another casualty in the decline of collectible-based video games: Lego, Warner Bros. and TT Games have stopped producing new expansions for Lego Dimensions. They'll continue to sell exi...
04:55 pm -04 - Mon, October 23, 2017
Engadget Robot detective game 'Subsurface Circular' is out on iPad
We've been excited about Mike Bithell's surprise indie game, Subsurface Circular, since it released months ago. The developer of Thomas Was Alone and Volume stealthily made the science ficti...
04:36 pm -04 - Mon, October 23, 2017
Engadget 'Dragon Ball FighterZ' comes to PC and consoles January 26th
If you've been anticipating the upcoming Bandai Namco anime-based game Dragon Ball FighterZ like we have, you're in luck. The gaming company just announced that the title will release on Jan...
04:15 pm -04 - Mon, October 23, 2017
Engadget Susan Fowlers Uber harassment story is being made into a movie
Earlier this year, Susan Fowler wrote a blog post describing her sexual harassment at Uber and revealed disturbing details about the company's sexist environment. That post would lead to an indep...
04:02 pm -04 - Mon, October 23, 2017
Engadget Snapchat reportedly has 'hundreds of thousands' of unsold Spectacles
Sure, they were a hot commodity when they first dropped, but almost a year later and Snapchat has "hundreds of thousands" of pairs of Spectacles sitting in Chinese warehouses. The news, via ...
03:38 pm -04 - Mon, October 23, 2017
Engadget Singapore bans additional cars to keep traffic from getting worse
Starting next February, residents of of Singapore won't be able to drive additional cars in the small city-state. It's introducing the ban as a line in the sand to keep the island from being...
03:20 pm -04 - Mon, October 23, 2017
Engadget Dont bother playing South Park unless youre a die-hard fan
'South Park used to be a lot funnier,' I catch myself thinking as I play through the franchise's latest game, The Fractured But Whole (TFBW). Maybe I'm just too old, or has the wor...
02:42 pm -04 - Mon, October 23, 2017
Engadget Ford's on-demand van service is running again in San Francisco
The Ford-owned on-demand commuter van company, Chariot, paused its service in San Francisco last week to fix compliance issues with the California Highway Patrol. The CHP had found that some Chariot d...
02:21 pm -04 - Mon, October 23, 2017
Engadget NYC subways get tap-to-ride turnstiles starting late 2018
New York City's plan to modernize its mass transit payments is getting underway... although you definitely won't want to chuck your MetroCard any time soon. The Metropolitan Transportation A...
02:02 pm -04 - Mon, October 23, 2017
Engadget Facebook tests split News Feed that keeps friends front and center
Facebook is currently testing a new dual-feed setup that separates Page-generated posts from ads and posts from friends, The Guardian reports. The trial is currently underway in six countries -- Boliv...
01:43 pm -04 - Mon, October 23, 2017
Engadget TiVos rumored voice-controlled DVR pops up at Amazon, Best Buy
We've been looking forward to a voice-controlled TiVo for a few months thanks to a leak about a new peanut-style Bluetooth remote and trademark for new products with the "Vox" name appe...
01:21 pm -04 - Mon, October 23, 2017
Engadget Play the first set of original Xbox games on the Xbox One tomorrow
In terms of new software, Microsoft doesn't have much to offer Xbox One owners this holiday unless you want to play the fourth Forza in as many years. What it does have though, are a baker's...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, October 23, 2017
Engadget 'Stranger Things 2' basically gives everyone a cellphone
The second season of Stranger Things takes place in 1984, in a carefully curated world of mullets, muscle cars and arcades. Pick any scene, study it closely, and the obsessive attention to detail beco...
12:44 pm -04 - Mon, October 23, 2017
Engadget FBI tried and failed to unlock 7,000 encrypted devices
In an 11-month period, the FBI failed to gain access to around 7,000 encrypted mobile devices, BBC News reports, which is about half of those targeted by the agency according to FBI Director Christoph...
12:30 pm -04 - Mon, October 23, 2017
Engadget What is the future of Puerto Ricos energy grid?
Delivering power to the inhabitants of a small island is a very different challenge to the sort found in other places. Resource poverty can mean that vital supplies need to be brought in, either by ai...
12:14 pm -04 - Mon, October 23, 2017
Engadget Nintendo's next Direct is all about 'Animal Crossing' on your phone
Nintendo is ready to spill the beans about its upcoming Animal Crossing mobile game. On Wednesday at 11 PM Eastern / 8 PM Pacific, the company will hold one of its trademark Direct events where it...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, October 23, 2017
Engadget Microsofts Learning Tools for students heads to Word on iPad
With its Learning Tools, Microsoft has developed a few ways to make it easier for students to get a better handle on reading and writing. One tool, for example, can read your words aloud and help you ...
11:41 am -04 - Mon, October 23, 2017
Engadget Amazon's 'Pilot Season' returns November 10th
It's that time of year again: Amazon is premiering its fall batch of series pilots on November 10th. And this season, the focus is definitely on the star power involved. The highlight is likely...
11:19 am -04 - Mon, October 23, 2017
Engadget Bringing a shipwreck back to life with photogrammetry
A little over 76 years ago, the British merchant steam ship SS Thistlegorm was sunk by a WW II German bomber off the coast of Egypt, taking nine souls down with it. It has only been seen in detail by ...
11:02 am -04 - Mon, October 23, 2017
Engadget What we're buying: Instant Pot Ultra, Huel and Sleep Cycle
This month is a (mostly) foodie edition of IRL. Nicole Lee sings the praises of the Instant Pot, while Daniel Cooper doesn't last long on the meal-replacement system, Huel. Tim Seppala, however, ...
10:46 am -04 - Mon, October 23, 2017
Engadget Apple and Samsung are headed back to court... again
The case that never ends is going back to court. Back in 2012, Apple won a lawsuit against Samsung that sought damages for a handful of patent infringements involving smartphone functionality and desi...
10:30 am -04 - Mon, October 23, 2017
Engadget The life of an elite 'Super Mario 64' speedrunner
Allan Alvarez can complete the game Super Mario 64 faster than anyone in the world, which means that most days he gets out of bed around 4 PM.Afternoons consist of errands -- lately, finding a new apa...
10:19 am -04 - Mon, October 23, 2017
Engadget Kaspersky hopes independent review will restore trust in its software
Security software firm Kaspersky has had a rough year. As a means of trying to fix its public image, the company will now submit the source code for its anti-virus software to independent third-partie...
10:00 am -04 - Mon, October 23, 2017
Engadget Google and others back Internet of Things security push
Rather than becoming ubiquitous in homes as expected, the Internet of Things (IoT) has become the butt of jokes, in part because of major security and privacy issues. UK mobile chip designer ARM -- wh...
09:58 am -04 - Mon, October 23, 2017
Engadget Star Trek: Discovery is returning for a second series
The experiment has been a success, because news has just dropped that CBS is renewing Star Trek: Discovery. The show, which was used as a tentpole to launch CBS' All Access streaming service, has...
09:58 am -04 - Mon, October 23, 2017
Engadget Star Trek: Discovery is returning for a second season
The experiment has been a success, because news has just dropped that CBS is renewing Star Trek: Discovery. The show, which was used as a tentpole to launch CBS' All Access streaming service, has...
09:21 am -04 - Mon, October 23, 2017
Engadget Patreon moves to restrict adult content on its crowdfunding site
NSFW Warning: This story may contain links to and descriptions or images of explicit sexual acts.Patreon is a crowdfunding platform that enables people to receive subscription payments for the work th...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, October 23, 2017
Engadget How Netflix keeps Stranger Things lo-fi in a high-tech world
Netflix is still surprised that Stranger Things, a science-fiction series starring five young kids, became a worldwide sensation immediately after it was released. Unlike some of its biggest hits, lik...
08:31 am -04 - Mon, October 23, 2017
Engadget France and China will study ocean-based climate change next year
France and China, both key leaders of the Paris Climate Accord now that the US is leaving, have unveiled a new satellite to better predict storms and model climate change. The China-France Oceanograph...
08:01 am -04 - Mon, October 23, 2017
Engadget Dutch cyclists can ride over a 3D-printed bridge
A town called Gemert in the Netherlands just became home to the first 3D-printed cycling bridge ever. It took its creators at Eindhoven University three months and 800 layers to complete the 26-foot-l...
07:02 am -04 - Mon, October 23, 2017
Engadget Android is getting a feature that encrypts website name requests
Google's efforts to push websites to use encrypted connections is paying off. Just days ago, the search giant revealed that HTTPS use on its own products is at 89 percent overall, up from just 50...
06:30 am -04 - Mon, October 23, 2017
Engadget Engadget UK giveaway: Win an iPhone 8 courtesy of Mobilefun.co.uk
You lucky devils, you. No sooner have we shipped one iPhone 8 off to a lucky competition winner than we have another one up for grabs. This week, we're giving away a silver iPhone 8 (256GB) court...
06:00 am -04 - Mon, October 23, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Monday, October 23rd 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome back! We'll set our alarms for Stranger Things season two and iPhone X pre-orders (3 AM ET, Friday for both) and quickly recap news you may have misse...
04:47 am -04 - Mon, October 23, 2017
Engadget The US is getting a SNES-themed new 3DS XL too
Turns out that SNES-themed 3DS XL isn't a Europe exclusive after all. As Twitter user @Wario64 (who else?) points out, the handheld is currently available for pre-order in the US for $199.99. It ...
03:29 am -04 - Mon, October 23, 2017
Engadget 'Pay With Google' makes shopping on Android less of a hassle
As promised, Google is streamlining online purchases made through Android devices by rolling out Pay with Google. The feature lets you use any of the credit or debit cards you've previously logge...
03:03 am -04 - Mon, October 23, 2017
Engadget EPA cancels scientists' climate change talk at the last minute
If there were any lingering doubts that the Environmental Protection Agency under Scott Pruitt would suppress any mention of climate change by its scientists, they've just been erased. The agenc...
01:26 am -04 - Mon, October 23, 2017
Engadget Google looks into reports of Pixel 2 XL screen burn-in problems
It's well-known that OLED displays can suffer from screen burn-in if objects regularly remain on screen for long periods -- that's why Samsung uses tricks like shifting the home button on ne...
11:01 pm -04 - Sun, October 22, 2017
Engadget Stephen Hawking makes his doctoral thesis available online
Ever wondered how Stephen Hawking saw the universe as a doctoral candidate, when his theories about black holes were just coming into fruition? You don't have to hear about it second-hand -- you...
09:25 pm -04 - Sun, October 22, 2017
Engadget Google aims to share revenue with news publishers
Google isn't kidding around when it says it wants to make amends with subscription-based news outlets. The search giant's head of news, Richard Gingras, told the Financial Times that the pl...
07:42 pm -04 - Sun, October 22, 2017
Engadget Essential cuts the price of its phone to $499
It's no secret that the Essential Phone isn't a hot seller. Whether or not you believe the sales estimates, it's difficult to move large volumes of a $699 phone with limited carrier dea...
06:29 pm -04 - Sun, October 22, 2017
Engadget Feds warn energy, aviation companies of hacking threats
Hackers have been targeting the nuclear, energy, aviation, water and critical manufacturing industries since May, according to Reuters. It's even serious enough for Homeland Security and the FBI ...
05:01 pm -04 - Sun, October 22, 2017
Engadget Tesla reportedly lands deal to build an EV factory in Shanghai
It's difficult for foreign car makers to crack the Chinese market. Unless they're willing to partner with a local brand (and thus give up both profits and technology), they have to pay for s...
03:30 pm -04 - Sun, October 22, 2017
Engadget The best DSLR for beginners
By Mike PerlmanThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate c...
01:58 pm -04 - Sun, October 22, 2017
Engadget UK orders shutdown of online casino games aimed at kids
Have you ever seen a gambling machine or website that was all too conspicuously aimed at children? British regulators certainly have. The country's Gambling Commission and advertising overseers...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, October 22, 2017
Engadget Fitbit Ionic review: Good fitness tracker, passable smartwatch
Fitbit's first real smartwatch was the worst kept secret in tech. After months of rumors, leaks and the acquisition of smartwatch pioneer Pebble that all but revealed the company's intention...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, October 22, 2017
Engadget After Math: The fix is in
It was a difficult week for the truth -- and not just how the president coerced a four-star general to lie about the sentiments he made to a grieving war widow. More than half of tech experts now doub...
08:30 am -04 - Sun, October 22, 2017
Engadget Ben Heck's oscilloscope throwdown
Let's get started reviewing oscilloscopes! In the world of electronics engineering, an oscilloscope is crucial to helping diagnose problems with noise and data communications. Each of the five os...
06:26 am -04 - Sun, October 22, 2017
Engadget Air traffic controllers may get a break from non-stop drone reports
Air traffic controllers have it bad enough managing full-size aircraft, but they face an extra headache when you throw drones in the mix. You see, controllers get calls when drone pilots want approva...
01:47 am -04 - Sun, October 22, 2017
Engadget Fiber optic lines can double as earthquake detectors
You might not need an extensive sensor network or a host of volunteers to detect earthquakes in the future -- in fact, the lines supplying your internet access might do the trick. Researchers have de...
11:04 pm -04 - Sat, October 21, 2017
Engadget Windows 10 now includes anti-cheat protection for games
Windows 10's Fall Creators Update is full of changes, but one of the understated additions could make a big difference if you're a gamer. Microsoft has switched on its previously teased True...
09:33 pm -04 - Sat, October 21, 2017
Engadget Five-minute allergy test passes the FDA's scrutiny
A few years ago, researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) started developing what they eventually dubbed the "world's most rapid" allergy test. Now,...
08:02 pm -04 - Sat, October 21, 2017
Engadget Study says body cameras don't always change police behavior
In theory, body cameras are supposed to not only catch police abuses of power, but deter them: officers will be on their best behavior knowing that they could be hauled in. As Washington, DC research...
06:32 pm -04 - Sat, October 21, 2017
Engadget What we're watching: 'Raw' and 'Feast of Fiction'
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 kicking things off with some seasonally-appropriate horror...
05:01 pm -04 - Sat, October 21, 2017
Engadget LG's OLED TVs now pack loss-free 3D audio
There's a dirty secret to listening to Dolby Atmos sound on LG's current OLED TVs: all the audio is compressed, so you're losing a little fidelity for the sake of immersive 3D sound. Y...
03:29 pm -04 - Sat, October 21, 2017
Engadget New York City ordered to share code for DNA evidence software
Many attempts to open up access to software in the justice system have fallen flat. Advocates in New York, however, have just scored a significant victory. A federal judge has publicly unsealed the ...
02:02 pm -04 - Sat, October 21, 2017
Engadget Twitter explains why it takes time to roll out new safety rules
Twitter has been trying to stamp out harassment, violence and abuse on its platform for years, but it's nowhere near achieving that goal. Since its administrators regularly get a lot of flak for ...
12:31 pm -04 - Sat, October 21, 2017
Engadget New Twitch tools help you become a pro streamer
Many Twitch streamers dream of turning pro, but getting there is a fuzzy process. How do you know you've 'made it' and can apply to become an affiliate or partner? And how do you make...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, October 21, 2017
Engadget The best devices and apps to up your selfie game
The first time a stranger on the train told me I had a nice smile, I didn't believe her. Back then, I hadn't yet had my crooked teeth fixed, and my self-esteem wasn't anywhere as high a...
09:30 am -04 - Sat, October 21, 2017
Engadget How Microsoft embraced 'messy creativity with Windows Ink
Windows Ink isn't Microsoft's first stab at bringing stylus support to PCs -- that would be Windows XP Tablet Edition -- but it is the company's most successful. It made stylus support ...
08:00 am -04 - Sat, October 21, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the weekend. We'll recap this week's news highlights, plus big stories from Friday like Project Loon-distributed internet going live in Puerto...
04:59 am -04 - Sat, October 21, 2017
Engadget Google's annual report shows more web traffic is encrypted
For several years now, Google has been exerting pressure to increase the usage of HTTPS across the internet. By defaulting to secure connections on both ends, users can be protected from anyone who ma...
11:59 pm -04 - Fri, October 20, 2017
Engadget Apple's Upgrade Program offers a 'head start' on iPhone X
While initial pre-orders for the iPhone X are still a week away from opening, some Apple die-hards will be able to get started early. Apple's installment-based Upgrade Program that lets customers...
10:02 pm -04 - Fri, October 20, 2017
Engadget Vector plans three 'microsatellite' launches in Virginia
Virginia's governor announced that microsatellite delivery company Vector has arranged a trio of launches from the state's spaceport on Wallops Island. While the notice gave no information o...
08:54 pm -04 - Fri, October 20, 2017
Engadget Senators want to know if Apple fought back on China's VPN ban
Apple CEO Tim Cook wasn't pleased about pulling VPN software from the company's App Store in China, but this July, it happened anyway. As a result, many users who once counted on such softwa...
07:44 pm -04 - Fri, October 20, 2017
Engadget Razers new webcam and microphone are made for streamers
Razer is known as a gaming laptop, mouse and keyboard maker, but it actually offers a wide variety of products, like Xbox controllers, power banks, and even an upcoming phone. Razer also makes webcams...
06:33 pm -04 - Fri, October 20, 2017
Engadget Project Loon's LTE balloons are floating over Puerto Rico
About a month after Hurricane Maria's devastating landfall on Puerto Rico and a couple of weeks after the FCC gave clearance, Project Loon is bringing wireless internet to people on remote parts ...
05:45 pm -04 - Fri, October 20, 2017
Engadget Movie 'sanitizer' VidAngel files for bankruptcy
Back in 2016, Hollywood studios were able to stop VidAngel from streaming sanitized versions of blockbuster hits, claiming that its system for doing so was covered under the Family Movie Act of 2005. ...
04:33 pm -04 - Fri, October 20, 2017
Engadget Ford's commuter van service Chariot halts operations in San Francisco
Chariot, an on-demand commuter van service owned by Ford, had to suspend it's operations in San Francisco due to compliance issues with the California Highway Patrol, according to the San Francis...
04:03 pm -04 - Fri, October 20, 2017
Engadget Apps and gadgets for the 'Blade Runner' future we didnt ask for
Punks, monks and Harrison Ford running scared through a poisonous cityscape were just a few of the details that made the original Blade Runner feel like its environment was a standalone character in t...
03:35 pm -04 - Fri, October 20, 2017
Engadget Wireless charging will make drones always ready to fly
Drones are great until you realize running all those propellers, a camera, GPS and other assorted technology bits are a real drain on the battery. If you're just using one for images it's no...
03:08 pm -04 - Fri, October 20, 2017
Engadget FAA proposes ban on large electronics in checked baggage
While most of us probably keep our laptops and other large electronics in our carry-on bags, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) still wants to avoid the risk associated with exploding lithium-i...
02:45 pm -04 - Fri, October 20, 2017
Engadget Adobe's Scribbler AI automatically colorizes any portrait
Finally! Adobe has devised a method of adding a touch of color to black and white images without all the dimension-jumping time travel (looking at you Pleasantville). At the company's Adobe MAX 2...
02:22 pm -04 - Fri, October 20, 2017
Engadget YouTube Red's next show is a Tinder dating comedy
YouTube Red, the company's premium service, has a built up a stable of original programming, but for the most part they don't resemble traditional TV shows. Now, YouTube is trying a differen...
01:59 pm -04 - Fri, October 20, 2017
Engadget Tech companies unite to fight for Dreamers
In September, President Trump announced that he would phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which offers protections to undocumented immigrants who came to the US at a y...
01:36 pm -04 - Fri, October 20, 2017
Engadget Fake iPhone X has a fake notch, obviously
We're only one week away from iPhone X pre-orders, but the counterfeit market is already offering a variety of similar-looking devices to a particular crowd. As I anticipated, I came across one s...
01:13 pm -04 - Fri, October 20, 2017
Engadget Google compensates Pixel 2 buyers who overpaid at pop-up stores
If you rushed out to buy a Pixel 2 at one of Google's pop-up stores on October 19th, you probably got a rude surprise: the Verizon reseller handling your purchase, Victra, was charging customers ...
12:41 pm -04 - Fri, October 20, 2017
Engadget Spotifys RISE program will try to find future music superstars
It's hard to deny Spotify's influence on the current music landscape. After all, the streaming service has over 50 million paid subscribers. Now, they're using that influence to help up...
12:30 pm -04 - Fri, October 20, 2017
Engadget The best plug-in smart outlet
By Rachel Cericola This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affilia...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 20, 2017
Engadget Does social media threaten the illusion of news neutrality?
For journalists, social media can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, they can use platforms like Facebook and Twitter to share their opinion on a wide range of matters, from sports to politics....
11:50 am -04 - Fri, October 20, 2017
Engadget Vodafones introducing a zero-rating scheme too
Just as several of its carrier peers have done recently, Vodafone will soon be jumping on the zero-rating bandwagon. Vodafone Passes, as they're called, are a selection of paid bolt-ons that'...
11:40 am -04 - Fri, October 20, 2017
Engadget Billboards charts will give more weight to paid music streams in 2018
Starting in 2018, Billboard will change the way it counts streaming music for its charts. Right now, the way it works for the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart is that there are two tiers for streaming mu...
11:09 am -04 - Fri, October 20, 2017
Engadget Blue Origins BE-4 rocket engine completes first hot-fire test
Blue Origin was a bit of a mystery to the public for quite awhile. After all, unlike competitor SpaceX, the company haven't always been welcoming to the scrutiny that comes with inviting the medi...
11:02 am -04 - Fri, October 20, 2017
Engadget Vodafone's new PAYG plan will cap your bill at 1 each day
Pay-as-you-go smartphone plans haven't changed much in the last few years. Calls, texts and megabytes are priced individually, putting the emphasis on you to manage your monthly spend. Some netwo...
10:39 am -04 - Fri, October 20, 2017
Engadget This weeks live giant robot battle was fake
We've been following the development of the giant robot battle for years now, and it finally took place earlier this week. Engadget writer Saqib Shah said of the live stream, "the entire eve...
09:53 am -04 - Fri, October 20, 2017
Engadget NASA study will help identify potentially habitable planets
NASA has already found tons of exoplanets around nearby stars, and will spot countless more once the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) launches. The problem is that scientists aren't exactly sure...
09:25 am -04 - Fri, October 20, 2017
Engadget Plex for Android Auto simplifies server-based music streaming
In-car entertainment will have to step up to accommodate our automated driving future. With an AI at the wheel, we'll be free to watch movies, play games, and conduct video calls. It's easy ...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, October 20, 2017
Engadget Facebook Messenger lets you send cash to friends with PayPal
Messenger started making it easier to pay your friends for dinner back in 2015 when it introduced the option to transfer money in-app with a credit or debit card. If PayPal has always been more conven...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, October 20, 2017
Engadget Harman Kardon Invoke review: The first Cortana speaker sounds amazing
Smart speakers are everywhere this year. So far, we've seen new entries from Apple, Amazon, Google and Sonos. Now, Microsoft is finally ready to join the party. The Harman Kardon Invoke is the fi...
08:31 am -04 - Fri, October 20, 2017
Engadget Nintendo Switch now supports wireless USB headphones
Turns out Nintendo rolled out another pretty useful feature with Switch OS version 4.0.0 but curiously kept it a secret. Some Reddit users have discovered that the update comes with support for USB de...
08:00 am -04 - Fri, October 20, 2017
Engadget Designing the technology of Blade Runner 2049
This article contains spoilers for 'Blade Runner 2049'There's a scene in Blade Runner 2049 that takes place in a morgue. K, an android "replicant" played by Ryan Gosling, wait...
07:05 am -04 - Fri, October 20, 2017
Engadget Warriors, Cavaliers owners buy into 'League of Legends' series
As eSports has grown into the arena-filling behemoth it is today, traditional sports has been clamouring for a stake. Talent has been snapped up, tournaments established, and multi-million dollar inve...
06:00 am -04 - Fri, October 20, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, October 20th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Good morning! Lyft got a big boost from Alphabet, and we're ready to help you find a great phone for cheap, or figure out if you need a GoPro Hero 6....
04:29 am -04 - Fri, October 20, 2017
Engadget The Walking Dead VR scene puts you in the shoes of a walker
Would you submerge yourself in a fear-inducing virtual setting overrun by zombies? That's the world The Walking Dead has expertly crafted during its seven-year run, and now AMC is inviting you to...
03:15 am -04 - Fri, October 20, 2017
Engadget Pioneer and Canada partner to ensure musicians get paid for DJ play
Pioneer DJ wants to make sure electronic artists get paid for the remixes you hear at the dance club. The company's Kuvo entertainment service has partnered with Canada's performing rights o...
02:03 am -04 - Fri, October 20, 2017
Engadget Google will pay hackers who find flaws in top Android apps
Google is probably hoping to raise the quality of apps in the Play store by launching a new bug bounty program that's completely separate from its existing one. While its old program focuses on f...
01:08 am -04 - Fri, October 20, 2017
Engadget Clap for China's president anywhere, anytime with this app
If you wanted to applaud Chinese president Xi Jinping's recent speech but got stuck in traffic or were halfway around the world, well, there's an app for that now. Chinese internet titan Ten...
11:58 pm -04 - Thu, October 19, 2017
Engadget Newly-discovered lunar cave would be great for a moon base
Nothing quite captures the 2017 mood to leave Earth forever like dreaming about moon bases. Last month, space agencies from Russia and the US jointly announced plans to collaborate on such a satellite...
10:57 pm -04 - Thu, October 19, 2017
Engadget Verizon will fix your smartphones screen for $29
It happens to the best of us. You buy a new mobile phone, you get a case, you try to be extra careful, but you drop it. Cracked screens happen often enough that most major carriers and device manufact...
08:51 pm -04 - Thu, October 19, 2017
Engadget Google Play lets you test drive Android apps before installing them
Google's Instant Apps are available in a few places for curious Android users, but they've been conspicuously absent in one place: the Play Store. Wouldn't you want to check out an app...
08:06 pm -04 - Thu, October 19, 2017
Engadget Pokemon Go hopes new monsters will get you outside this fall
While Pok&eacute;mon Go may have lost some of its shine due to a number of problems like poorly run public events and a divisive invitation-only special battle system, the mobile game still has a ...
07:30 pm -04 - Thu, October 19, 2017
Engadget Now Twitter's quest to become a 'safer' place has a schedule
You no longer have to wonder when you'll see Twitter implement the new rules promised by its CEO and outlined in that leaked email. The social network has released a "Safety Calendar," ...
06:50 pm -04 - Thu, October 19, 2017
Engadget Google will 'fix' the Pixel 2's hidden menu button
Looks like the Pixel 2's "secret" menu button was just leftover code, after all. Google has confirmed to CNET that this was a bug, not a feature, and that it'll be patched out in t...
06:07 pm -04 - Thu, October 19, 2017
Engadget New Tesla lawsuit accuses company of LGBT discrimination
Tesla has just been hit with its second discrimination lawsuit in as many days. Just yesterday, the company was sued for racial harassment in its factories. A few months back, its diversity panel unco...
05:01 pm -04 - Thu, October 19, 2017
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Bose SoundLink Mini II speaker drops to $150
This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that...
04:40 pm -04 - Thu, October 19, 2017
Engadget Volkswagen is building an electric supercar to tackle Pikes Peak
Last month, Volkswagen laid out a roadmap for its EV rollout, promising 300 zero-emissions vehicles by 2030. While it's certainly good PR to move the company beyond its lingering diesel scandal, ...
04:20 pm -04 - Thu, October 19, 2017
Engadget 'The Daily Show' library of Trumps tweets opens in Chicago tomorrow
Back in June, we covered The Daily Show's presidential Twitter library in New York. After all, the frequency at which our Commander in Chief takes to Twitter is surely to become a part of his leg...
04:01 pm -04 - Thu, October 19, 2017
Engadget Intel and Amazon partner on voice recognition tech
Intel and Amazon are partnering to combine the former's silicon and smarts with the latter's Alexa voice platform. The chipmaker has introduced the Intel Speech Enabling Developer Kit to pro...
03:39 pm -04 - Thu, October 19, 2017
Engadget Marvel and Netflix's 'The Punisher' will debut November 17th
Marvel and its distinguished competitor will go head-to-head this fall. But rather than the brawl playing out at comic book shops, the venues will be your living room and local multiplex. Netflix has ...
03:14 pm -04 - Thu, October 19, 2017
Engadget Google considers 'fixing' the Pixel 2 XL's display colors
While Google's Pixel 2 XL has generally been well-received, there have been some complaints about its LG-made P-OLED screen. It's supposed to reflect "natural" colors, but many se...
02:53 pm -04 - Thu, October 19, 2017
Engadget 51 percent of tech experts say fake news can't be fixed
With content peddlers Facebook and Google still struggling to combat fake news, especially during crises like the Las Vegas shooting, the proliferation of such false content might seem like an unstopp...
02:30 pm -04 - Thu, October 19, 2017
Engadget 'Aztez': The bloody indie brawler that should've been big
Imagine: It's 2012 and Matthew Wegner is sitting at his desk in the back of a one-bedroom apartment in Tempe, Arizona, pounding away at a keyboard. It's night but thick black drapes are pull...
02:18 pm -04 - Thu, October 19, 2017
Engadget Amazons largest wind farm yet is up and running in Texas
Greenpeace slammed Amazon earlier this week for its environmental practices -- namely, the fact that it doesn't disclose much about its energy use or materials. But today, the company announced t...
01:58 pm -04 - Thu, October 19, 2017
Engadget Facebooks news subscription service will debut on Android, not iOS
Back in June, we reported that Facebook was working on a subscription deal with The Wall Street Journal. Then in July, we learned that the social platform was launching a news subscription service whi...
01:47 pm -04 - Thu, October 19, 2017
Engadget Congress seeks transparent online political spending with Honest Ads Act
Following revelations that Kremlin-backed online actors bought and ran divisive social media advertising during the 2016 presidential election, three Senators introduced a bipartisan bill aimed at reg...
01:33 pm -04 - Thu, October 19, 2017
Engadget Smart lock company August home purchased by actual lock company Yale
Smart-lock outfit Yale's parent company is buying August Home, in a move that may consolidate some of the smart lock market. Sweden-based Assa Abloy will pick up August Home for a cool $60 millio...
01:01 pm -04 - Thu, October 19, 2017
Engadget Huawei didnt need American customers to become a smartphone giant
On October 16th, Huawei announced its latest smartphone, the Mate 10, alongside a Porsche Design-ed version of the same device. In previous years, the phone might have been seen as little more than a ...
12:45 pm -04 - Thu, October 19, 2017
Engadget Google and Microsoft troll each other over software vulnerabilities
Google has a history of not playing nicely with Microsoft. The company has previously posted publicly about their competitor's software vulnerabilities, and understandably, Microsoft hasn't ...
12:30 pm -04 - Thu, October 19, 2017
Engadget What it takes to be a drone racer
One cold, dreary afternoon in 2014, Jordan Temkin took his drone to Chautauqua Park in Boulder, Colorado. He put on a pair of goggles that filled his view with the live video feed from the drone'...
12:15 pm -04 - Thu, October 19, 2017
Engadget When VR meets human emotions (and sometimes, hallucinations)
By its very nature, virtual reality is an immersive medium. But for Rama Allen, that bar is higher. The interactive artist and Executive Creative Director at The Mill has made a name for himself leadi...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 19, 2017
Engadget Star Wars Battlefront II turns the Empire into an unlikely protagonist
Star Wars: Battlefront did a lot of things right, but it was criticized for not having a lot of depth, primarily due to the utter lack of a story-driven single player campaign. That's a shame, be...
11:46 am -04 - Thu, October 19, 2017
Engadget Gene therapy for advanced lymphoma gets FDA approval
People with advanced lymphoma now have another type of treatment to consider. The Food and Drug Administration has approved Yescarta, a cell-based gene therapy designed to treat large B-cell lymphoma ...
11:37 am -04 - Thu, October 19, 2017
Engadget Alphabet invests $1 billion in Lyft
Last month, we reported on rumors that Alphabet, Google's parent company, was considering investing in Lyft. Now, Lyft has announced that CapitalG, which is Alphabet's growth investment fund...
11:21 am -04 - Thu, October 19, 2017
Engadget Verizon aims for spring 2018 to debut its streaming TV service
We first heard that Verizon was interested in launching a streaming TV service back in March, but getting it off the ground has been a real struggle. It was originally scheduled to debut this past sum...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, October 19, 2017
Engadget The best phones under $250
The iPhone X: $999. The Galaxy Note 8: $930. Even the more affordable Google Pixel 2 commands a significant investment of $650. Today's flagship phones are expensive enough that spending a signif...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, October 19, 2017
Engadget Adobe's 'Cloak' experiment is a content-aware eraser for video
Glamorous show-reels from shows like Game of Thrones get all the fame, but a lot of VFX work is mundane stuff like removing cars, power lines and people from shots. Adobe's research team is worki...
10:45 am -04 - Thu, October 19, 2017
Engadget The Surface Book 2's secret weapon is ceramic, says Panos Panay
With the Surface Book, Microsoft delivered yet another way to rethink traditional computers. It resembled a laptop more than the earlier Surface devices, which were basically tablets with keyboard cov...
10:30 am -04 - Thu, October 19, 2017
Engadget GoPro Hero 6 review: Slow-mo, stabilization and subtle refinements
If you look at the GoPro Hero 6, it's nearly impossible to tell it apart from the Hero 5, even on close inspection. The older, silver GoPros used to have the model number marked in black text on ...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, October 19, 2017
Engadget Octopus-like rubber skin could lead to shape-shifting robots
Octopuses are awe-inspiring creatures. They're smart, and they can camouflage themselves by changing colors and changing the texture of their skin to mimic the environment's. A group of scie...
09:41 am -04 - Thu, October 19, 2017
Engadget Chelsea Handler's Netflix talk show will end after two seasons
More than three years after Chelsea Handler and Netflix teamed up to "revolutionize the talk show" their quest is coming to an end. Handler tweeted that she has decided not to return after t...
09:20 am -04 - Thu, October 19, 2017
Engadget Scoot is adding battery-swapping cars to its San Francisco lineup
If you spend any time in San Francisco you'll see them. The red electric scooters with a white lighting bolt and the word "Scoot" plastered on the side of the cargo box. Scoot, the comp...
09:01 am -04 - Thu, October 19, 2017
Engadget Twitter took a year to close a fake GOP account run by Russians
The Russian troll farm that bought ads pointing to fake news sites on Facebook also ran a fake Twitter account impersonating the Tennessee Republican Party. While it has now been permanently suspended...
08:29 am -04 - Thu, October 19, 2017
Engadget Google's AlphaGo AI no longer requires human input to master Go
Google's AlphaGo already beat us puny humans to become the best at the Chinese board game of Go. Now, it's done with humans altogether. DeepMind, the Alphabet subsidiary behind the artificia...
08:03 am -04 - Thu, October 19, 2017
Engadget The way scientific units are calculated is changing
Scientific units are set to receive their biggest shake-up since the inception of the modern metric system in 1960. The International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) -- one of three committees t...
07:12 am -04 - Thu, October 19, 2017
Engadget The BBC is turning to AI to improve its programming
The BBC wants to leverage machine learning to improve its online services and the programmes it commissions every year. Today, the broadcaster announced a five-year research partnership with eight uni...
06:46 am -04 - Thu, October 19, 2017
Engadget Google honors the man who discovered the fate of dead stars
There's a constant battle between gravity and nuclear physics going on inside a star that's only resolved when it dies. American, Indian-born scientist Subrahmanyan "Chandra" Chand...
06:00 am -04 - Thu, October 19, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, October 19th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Are you ready for the WWE of giant robot fighting? Don't worry, we weren't either. Anyway, it's Thursday, which means it's time to make a plan ...
05:30 am -04 - Thu, October 19, 2017
Engadget UK government could force petrol stations to install EV chargers
The UK's network of motorway services and petrol stations will be required to install chargers for electric cars, under plans announced by Transport Minister John Hayes. The Automated and Electri...
04:29 am -04 - Thu, October 19, 2017
Engadget NFL's new digital ticket system tries to cut out scalpers
While there has been a fair amount of technical progress in concert and show tickets, sports tickets haven't quite made that leap yet: they're still either partly analog (read: old-school pa...
03:01 am -04 - Thu, October 19, 2017
Engadget UE's Blast and Megablast join the Alexa smart speaker family
These days, the launch of yet more speakers with Alexa onboard isn't the most exciting announcement. However, these aren't stout smart home speakers or a mere software update, but an entirel...
01:02 am -04 - Thu, October 19, 2017
Engadget Nissan's Rogue is its first US car with semi-autonomous driving
You won't have to wait long to try Nissan's semi-autonomous ProPilot Assist on American streets. The automotive giant has announced that the 2018 Rogue crossover will be the first car in th...
12:09 am -04 - Thu, October 19, 2017
Engadget Samsung's phone-as-desktop concept now runs Linux
Samsung's DeX is a clever way to turn your phone into a desktop computer. However, there's one overriding problem: you probably don't have a good reason to use it instead of a PC. And...
11:16 pm -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget Google Doodle honors the first modern recording studio
Google is celebrating the 66th anniversary of what's considered the first modern recording studio with a Doodle. Back in 1951, a group of composers founded the Studio for Electronic Music as part...
10:14 pm -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget 'Mythbusters' reboot comes to Science Channel on November 15th
What do you do when your highly-successful reality show goes out with a bang? If you're Discovery-owned Science Channel, you quickly reboot it and find new hosts to replace the iconic ones. If yo...
08:54 pm -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget Nintendo Switch update adds video capture and profile transfers
Nintendo's convertible Switch console has a new software update available, and owners will likely want to grab version 4.0.0 of its OS right away. Finally, Switch owners can transfer their saved ...
07:51 pm -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget Lawbreakers adds new content despite few players
Despite a player count that's bottomed out at ten people in the last week, Lawbreakers is forging ahead with a content release that includes two new maps and the launch of competitive mode, Boss ...
07:06 pm -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget Snapchat's dumb dancing hotdog is now an $80 Halloween costume
As of today, Snapchat sells three physical products: Spectacles, a charging case for the Spectacles, and a Halloween costume based on its dancing hotdog filter. The company confirmed to Engadget that,...
06:35 pm -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget GM may bring its self-driving Cruise program to Uber
Remember how GM's autonomous vehicles division Cruise was planning to work with Lyft? The two companies hoped to put 300 more self-driving Chevy Bolts on the road next year. The fleet was suppose...
06:12 pm -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget CNN gets the first FAA waiver to fly drones over crowds
The FAA finally passed a set of rules for commercial drone aviators back in August 2016, which included a formal restriction from flying over crowds of people. Given how valuable aerial footage from U...
05:33 pm -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget Sony to publish indie games on Nintendo Switch and PC
The console wars are not over, but there are some signs that collaboration may yet win out. While Sony continues to opt out of the "Better Together" Minecraft initiative to bring cross-platf...
05:13 pm -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget Toyota applies long range fuel cell tech to its latest minivan concept
Toyota's next concept car, which it's debuting at the Tokyo Motor Show next week, isn't yet another electric vehicle. The 'Fine-Comfort Ride' runs on hydrogen fuel cells (reme...
04:52 pm -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget Facebook's discovery-minded Explore Feed comes to your desktop
For a while, Facebook has offered an Explore Feed on mobile devices to help you discover stories beyond the friends and pages you already follow. Now, it's ready to bring that experience to your...
04:32 pm -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget PlayStation's latest gamepad is made especially for kids
PlayStation's next step toward console-gaming domination is getting its gamepads in smaller hands. To do that, it has partnered with vaunted accessory-maker Hori on the Mini Wired Gamepad for the...
04:05 pm -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget Los Angeles police will test drones despite privacy concerns
American police have certainly used drones before, but not on this scale. The Los Angeles Police Commission has voted in favor of letting the LAPD fly drones in a year-long pilot program, making it th...
03:47 pm -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget Adobe Photoshop adds support for Microsoft's Surface Dial
As part of its Creative Cloud 2018 rollout, Adobe has revealed that Microsoft's Surface Dial, seemingly made for Photoshop CC, is finally supported by the app. Adobe notes that for now, it's...
03:34 pm -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget Baidu wants to launch a self-driving bus in China next year
Baidu, China's search giant, is planning to release a fully self-driving bus in China next year, said CEO Robin Li in an interview at Wall Street Journal's D.Live conference. The bus will ru...
03:20 pm -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget Tesla faces lawsuit for racial harassment in its factories
A new lawsuit brought by three former Tesla employees alleges that they were subject to constant racial discrimination and harassment in the electric car company's factories. The case, first repo...
03:04 pm -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget Google reportedly serves fake ads to fact-checking sites
It's not just Facebook that has a fake news advertising problem. Google also found evidence of Russian influence in the most recent US presidential election, and reportedly set up anti-Muslim ads...
02:48 pm -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget Samsung's 360 Round camera livestreams 3D VR
Samsung already has a virtual reality camera in the form of the Gear 360, but it's not really for pros -- it's for everyday users who want to record a 360-degree video on the street. What i...
02:27 pm -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget Bixby 2.0 and Project Ambience push Samsung's vision of connected devices
To compete with the likes of Google Assistant and Amazon's Alexa, Samsung has to get its own version of a smart voice-powered assistant, Bixby, to as many devices as possible. It also needs to ma...
02:27 pm -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget Nielsen is tracking streaming services like it does broadcast TV
To address the new normal of cord cutting, Nielsen is going to start tracking subscription-based streaming numbers in a big way. The idea is to measure streaming services in the same way that the outf...
02:12 pm -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget The robots that will sweep Earth's skies
After six years in space, China's first orbital station, the Tiangong-1 (aka the "Heavenly Palace") has finally outlived its operational limits and begun its descent back to Earth. It&#...
01:50 pm -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget Samsung leapfrogs Intel again with 8-nanometer chips
Samsung has qualified its 8-nanometer chip-making process for production three months ahead of schedule. It's the same "low power plus" (LPP) process used for its current 10-nanometer s...
01:31 pm -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget 'Small number' of Russian Facebook election ad accounts used Messenger
According to David Marcus, Facebook's VP of Messaging Products, a "small number" of the 470 Russia-linked accounts that attempted to influence last year's US elections also used Me...
01:18 pm -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget Motorola's newest mod puts an Alexa speaker on your phone
Ever wanted to have an Amazon Echo speaker with you wherever you are, rather than relying on your phone's built-in voice assistant? Motorola is betting you do. As promised, it's releasing ...
01:01 pm -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget Zero's latest electric motorcycles can recharge in an hour
Zero Motorcycles' electric bikes can be fun to ride, but recharging is another matter entirely. It's tough to wait hours when all you want to do is go back on the open road. That shouldn...
12:40 pm -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget 'Women of NASA' Lego set available starting November 1st
Back in March, we reported that Lego would make a "Women of NASA" set, which was submitted to the Lego Ideas competition by MIT deputy news editor Maia Weinstock. Now, the set is finally rea...
12:20 pm -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget Google's Pixel 2 is hiding an old-school menu button
Google has a bit of a throwback tucked away in the Pixel 2. Depending on the app, you can access the old-school Android menu button by tapping in the lower righthand corner of the screen, as spotted b...
12:14 pm -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget Amazon and eBay accused of turning blind eye to VAT fraud
It's not uncommon to see a headline vilifying a well-known tech company for their incredibly low tax contributions despite turnovers in the billions. The EU is famously taking Apple to task, but ...
12:02 pm -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget Apples self-driving tech appears to be one fully-contained unit
Like so many companies, Apple has been working on its own version of self-driving technology. Last year, we learned that the company had moved away from designing its own vehicle, opting instead to de...
11:39 am -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget The creators of Vine built a trivia show app called HQ
The Vine guys are back, but this time it's with a gameshow app called HQ. "It's a way to give people a chance to have fun, maybe win, maybe learn something new," Vine cofounder Rus...
11:26 am -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget EV chargers have started popping up at UK Shell stations
As promised, Shell is adding electric vehicle charging to its UK petrol stations. "Shell Recharge" is already already available at three locations in Holloway (London), Derby and Whyteleafe ...
11:21 am -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget Snapchat will offer European users exclusive Olympics content
Snap is clearly hungry for original and exclusive web content for Snapchat's Discover platform. Yesterday, the company announced it was forming a studio in partnership with NBCUniversal. Then, th...
11:02 am -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget WhatsApp lets users share their real-time locations
This week, messaging app WhatsApp announced a new feature that allows users to share their real-time location with family and friends. The feature is encrypted end to end to ensure users' privacy...
10:33 am -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget YouTube says it spots most terrorist videos before they're flagged
Last year, tech giants started working together to combat the spread of terrorist content online. One of them is Google-owned YouTube, which began implementing stricter measures in June in an effort t...
10:14 am -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget Facebook and Google reportedly helped set up anti-Muslim election ads (updated)
It looks like Russia wasn't the only one buying ads online to help sway the election last year. Facebook and Google worked closely with conservative non-profit Secure America Now and advertising ...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget Earbud translators will bring us closer: The Future IRL
The moment Google Pixel Buds were used earlier this month to demonstrate real time translation from Swedish to English, people started freaking out about potential use cases for this kind of technolog...
09:41 am -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget Facebook slips a screen-sharing feature into Live videos
Facebook has quietly launched a new feature for Live videos that makes sharing your screen a painless experience. Instead of downloading a third-party service, you can now simply click the "Share...
09:21 am -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget Amazon's Alexa can create lists for virtually anything
Amazon's Alexa may boast tens of thousands of skills, but there's probably a handful you keep coming back to. If you're the adventurous type, you might use it to find baby-making tunes,...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget Adobe remakes Lightroom CC as a hybrid app and 1TB cloud service
Adobe has unveiled a raft of new apps and updates for Max 2017, most notably a big revamp of Lightroom CC to make it more cloud-friendly for mobile users. The centerpiece is an all-new Lightroom CC wi...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget Where are VR and AR headed? Well explore at the Engadget Experience.
We're diving head-first into the world of virtual and augmented reality next month at the inaugural Engadget Experience. The event, which takes place at LA's Ace Hotel on November 14th, will...
08:40 am -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget London's new electric black cabs hit the streets
London's new electric taxis are almost ready for the public. Six test vehicles are being introduced to the city's streets today ahead of a planned roll out later this year. Participating dri...
08:27 am -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget 'Monument Valley 2' comes to Android on November 6th
Monument Valley 2, the follow-up to UsTwo's beautiful and head-turning puzzler from 2014, is almost ready for Android phones and tablets. The London studio announced today that the game will arri...
08:07 am -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget Worlds first floating wind farm powers up in Scotland
The blades of five huge turbines have begun spinning on the world's first offshore wind farm, located over 15 miles off the coast of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire in Scotland. First Minister Nicola St...
07:01 am -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget Gmail on iOS trials third-party email accounts
One of the worst things about Gmail for iOS is that unlike its Android counterpart, it doesn't support third-party accounts. If you also use Outlook or other providers for any reason, you'll...
06:05 am -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget Sainsbury's gets serious about one-hour deliveries in London
For more than a year, Sainsbury's has offered customers in a small section of London access to "Chop Chop," its one-hour grocery delivery app. Shoppers in Wandsworth helped develop the ...
06:00 am -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday, October 18th 2017
Welcome to the mid-week Morning After. There's no lack of hardware today, with new Microsoft laptops, Pixel 2 reviews, a smart Sonos speaker and much more. And robot battles....
05:01 am -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget USA and Japan's giant robot battle was a slow, brilliant mess
The oft-delayed giant robot fight has finally taken place. On Tuesday, Team USA's mechs scrapped it out with Japan's behemoth in an abandoned steel mill for the world to watch. There could o...
04:05 am -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget Amazon UK now has over 100 instant-order Dash buttons
In order to be the biggest, sometimes you need to be the fastest. It's a philosophy that Amazon has strictly adhered to, thanks to 1-Click ordering and its one-click Dash buttons. It's been ...
03:02 am -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget Stretchable 'skin' gives robots the sense of touch
Robots show a lot of promise as first responders, but they can't effectively dismantle bombs or perform delicate first aid procedures if they can't feel what they're touching. To remedy...
01:37 am -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget Apple responds to Sen. Al Frankens Face ID concerns in letter
Apple has responded to Senator Al Franken's concerns over the privacy implications of its Face ID feature, which is set to debut on the iPhone X next month. In his letter to Tim Cook, Franken ask...
12:01 am -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget HP ZBook X2 hands-on: A hulking tablet for a niche audience
HP claims to have made the "world's most powerful detachable." The company is unveiling its ZBook X2 convertible at the Adobe Max conference today, which is appropriate since this devic...
12:01 am -04 - Wed, October 18, 2017
Engadget Sonos One review: The best-sounding smart speaker you can buy
When Sonos released the Play:5 speaker in late 2015, the Amazon Echo was still an unproven tech curiosity. But since then, Alexa and the Echo have grown rapidly in both popularity and functionality, i...
11:46 pm -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget Aerospace firm wants to send an inflatable habitat to orbit the moon
Bigelow Aerospace has been working on inflatable space habitats for a while now. The company sent a small inflatable unit to the ISS that added a small living area on the space station and it partnere...
11:46 pm -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget Bigelow Aerospace plans an inflatable habitat for lunar orbit
Bigelow Aerospace has been working on inflatable space habitats for a while now. The company sent a small inflatable unit to the ISS that added a small living area on the space station and it partnere...
10:56 pm -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget AI-powered app finds and locks away your racy photos
Hiding racy photos on your phone can be a tedious, manual affair. Depending on the app, you need to first select all the pics you want to move, move them and then delete them from your original camera...
10:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget Intel proposes a mathematical formula for self-driving car safety
As autonomous vehicles become a part of the landscape, there are more questions than ever about their safety, and how to determine responsibility when they get in an accident. With so many companies (...
09:15 pm -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget Samsung believes 'programmable objects' will blanket your home
While Samsung continues to reap the rewards of being the world's largest Android partner, it also has its eyes set on the future of the connected home. "Samsung is very focused on the intern...
08:26 pm -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget Indiegogo created a marketplace for successfully-funded projects
Indiegogo has become a viable alternative to Kickstarter for crowd-funding projects in the last few years. It's not just small projects, either &mdash; big names like IBM, Honeywell and Atari...
08:26 pm -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget Indiegogo's Marketplace sells successfully-funded projects
Indiegogo has become a viable alternative to Kickstarter for crowd-funding projects in the last few years. It's not just small projects, either &mdash; big names like IBM, Honeywell and Atari...
07:44 pm -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget EA shuts down the studio behind 'Dead Space'
So much for hopes of a Dead Space sequel in the near future. EA is shutting down Visceral Games, the studio behind the Dead Space series, Battlefield Hardline and The Godfather. According to EA, the...
07:05 pm -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget Internal Twitter email explains its new plans to fight abuse
Twitter promised stricter rules for abuse and hate in the wake of a boycott, but what will those rules entail, exactly? It's a bit clearer after today. Wired has obtained email providing early ...
06:08 pm -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget German soccer team puts players on your iPhone for AR selfies
Sports teams and broadcasters have been going all-in on high-tech initiatives lately. The NFL was an early adopter, with AR features appearing on Fox Sports broadcasts. The NBA just released an augmen...
05:45 pm -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget Microsoft resurrects its most iconic mouse
The Surface Precision Mouse isn't the only new input device in Microsoft's arsenal. The company's Surface site has quietly teased the Classic IntelliMouse, a wired peripheral directly i...
05:27 pm -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget 'GTA Online' transforming vehicle races start today
There are plenty of new racing games to choose from this fall (Forza 7, GT Sport, Project Cars 2 and Need for Speed: Payback), but none of them will let you change vehicles mid-race. Nor are they anyw...
05:17 pm -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget Levis is already working with Google on a second smart jacket
Levi's connected denim jacket went on sale three weeks ago, but CEO Chip Bergh said it's already working with Google on a version 2.0. At Wall Street Journal's D. Live conference, Bergh...
05:11 pm -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget Greenpeace blasts Amazon over poor environmental practices
Greenpeace has made a tradition out of raking companies over the coals when their environmental practices fall short of its standards, and that's truer than ever in the activist group's late...
04:57 pm -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget Amazon Studios head resigns after sexual harassment allegations
A few days ago, Amazon suspended the VP leading its film and TV projects after Isa Dick Hackett told The Hollywood Reporter that Roy Price sexually harassed her. Now, CNN and others report that the ex...
04:55 pm -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget Facebook snags a Kerry Washington-produced drama
Facebook continues to add to its slate of original content and the latest show to join the lineup is a Kerry Washington-produced drama called Five Points, Variety reports. The show follows high school...
04:37 pm -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget UK collected social media data as part of its mass surveillance
It's no secret that the UK has been engaging in mass surveillance over the past few years. Since Edward Snowden's leaks revealed the extent of their program, the UK's security and intel...
04:19 pm -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget Hulus VR content is now available on Windows Mixed Reality headsets
With its latest OS update, Microsoft has officially begun to support VR headsets from companies like Lenovo, Acer and Dell and today, Hulu announced its VR content will now be available across the lin...
04:02 pm -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget 'Drive' director debuts free streaming service for forgotten movies
Love him or hate him, you can't deny that Drive and Neon Demon director Nicholas Winding Refn has an astute eye for style in his movies. He's taking that and launching his own streaming serv...
03:38 pm -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget Control YouTube's live TV service with Google Home
You can already use a Google Home speaker to control regular YouTube videos if you have a Chromecast device, but what about YouTube TV? You're set from now on. Google has enabled voice control ...
03:16 pm -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget Alphabets Sidewalk Labs is building an 'internet city' in Toronto
The next step for Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs is making a 2,000 acre smart neighborhood in Toronto. Google Canada will relocate its headquarters to the newly created Quayside neighborhood along the ...
03:09 pm -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget Volvo's performance brand launches a 600HP plug-in hybrid
When Volvo declared that its Polestar performance brand would revolve around electric powertrains, it wasn't kidding. Polestar has unveiled its first car, appropriately named the Polestar 1, and...
02:41 pm -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget eBay will now verify luxury handbags sold on the site
eBay is now offering a new service for sellers of high-end handbags. Today the company launched eBay Authenticate, a program that photographs, lists, sells, ships and verifies the authenticity of luxu...
02:20 pm -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget Niantic CEO: AR will reach full potential 'when we get the glasses'
Imagine playing Pok&eacute;mon Go not with your phone, but with a pair of augmented reality glasses. That is the future that John Hanke, founder and CEO of Niantic (the company behind Pokemon Go) ...
02:10 pm -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget Head of Facebooks future lab will leave early next year
It's only been 18 months since Facebook enticed Google's advanced technology lead, Regina Dugan, to work at the social network's secret hardware lab, Building 8. Before starting Google&...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget Intel aims to conquer AI with the Nervana processor
Intel makes some pretty fast chips, but none are very efficient at the hottest thing in computing right now: Artificial intelligence (AI). Deep-learning apps that do computer vision, voice recognition...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget Play Atari's 'Centipede' on a tiny, authentic arcade cabinet
There's something special to playing a vintage arcade cabinet, but it's usually impractical to own one. It's no mean feat to lug a gigantic machine into your home, and you'll proba...
01:42 pm -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget Online shoppers can now use Venmo to pay for their new gear
It's already great for paying back friends and splitting the rent, but Venmo is about to get even more useful. In a bid to court a more youthful generation of online shoppers, PayPal -- the popul...
01:21 pm -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget Roku Express will be available in Canada in November
Canada is getting a new version of the Roku Express, the company announced today. The tiny device, which is aimed at consumers new to streaming, is five times more powerful than its predecessor. It wa...
01:01 pm -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget Snap and NBC form a studio just for mobile-only TV shows
Snap, which is Snapchat's parent company, has been having a little bit of trouble attracting new users to its service. That may be why the company is teaming up with NBCUniversal to produce conte...
12:37 pm -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget GM aims to be the first to test self-driving cars in New York City
It looks like New York City will be hosting its first test of fully autonomous vehicles very soon and surprisingly, they're not from Waymo or Uber. Instead, General Motors and Cruise Automation h...
12:19 pm -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget Twitter is the latest to fill your feed with auto-playing video ads
Your Twitter feed is going to get even busier thanks to the microblogging service unlocking auto-playing video ads for advertisers. Starting today Video Website Cards are available to every ad-buyer. ...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget Dropbox targets freelancing workers with new 'Professional' tier
It's been a year and a half since Dropbox first showed off "Smart Sync" (then known as Project Infinite), a feature that would let everything stored in your Dropbox account show up on y...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget Google Calendar for web gets a much-needed makeover
Google Calendar on the web has finally caught up to its sleeker, more visually appealing sibling for mobile. The big G has given the G Suite member a much-needed visual refresh, updating its color pal...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget Snapchat has cute AR foam fingers for you to wave at NBA games
With its 2017-2018 season getting ready to tip off tomorrow, the NBA's been quite busy making tech announcements ahead of it. Not only did it reveal an augmented reality app for the iPhone yester...
11:41 am -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget Researchers use AI to banish choppy streaming videos
Nobody likes it when their binge watching is disrupted by a buffering video. While streaming sites like Netflix have offered workarounds for connectivity problems (including offline viewing and qualit...
11:21 am -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget Digital rights groups speak out against EU plan to scan online content
For the past few years, the European Union has been developing reforms that would turn Europe into a Digital Single Market. Under such a structure, anyone in Europe would be able to buy goods and serv...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a Sense smart security router courtesy of F-Secure!
With smart home technology proliferating and cybercriminality afoot, adding data security to your home network is a wise move. F-Secure's new Sense router can help monitor your home and provide f...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget Razer's Blade Stealth laptop now packs a quad-core processor
Like the thought of Razer's Blade Stealth ultraportable, but wish it had a bit more oomph for multitasking? You're getting your wish. Razer has released a version of its 13-inch ultraportabl...
10:40 am -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget ZTE Axon M hands-on: A new hope for dual-screen phones
Many companies have tried to make the mythical dual-screen folding smartphone a reality. All of them have failed. But ZTE thinks it's time to try again. Now that Android supports multi-window app...
10:27 am -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget DxO's snap-on smartphone camera is coming to Android
DxO, the company best known for its lens and camera scores, is also behind one of the nicer smartphone-attached cameras out there, the $499 DxO One. Up until now, it has only supported the iPhone and ...
10:03 am -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget Microsofts internal bug database was hacked in 2013
Over four years ago, Microsoft's internal database for bug tracking was apparently breached by hackers. It was discovered in 2013 but never disclosed to the public, according to five former emplo...
09:43 am -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget Google Advanced Protection is for high-profile hacking targets
Many internet giants offer security measures like two-factor authentication (which you should really use) to keep your account safe from hackers. But there are a handful of people who are so valuable...
09:23 am -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget Audi made an escape room to promote its E-Tron cars
The rise of the "escape room" has been incredible. Teams of people all over the world are now regularly battling zombies, embarking on real-life Legend of Zelda adventures or playing armchai...
09:01 am -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget Surface Book 2 hands-on: The sequel weve been waiting for
It turns out the Surface Laptop isn't Microsoft's only proper notebook this year. The Surface Book 2 was just announced, and at first glance, it seems to fix all of the issues we had with th...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's Precision Surface Mouse focuses on ergonomics
Microsoft has taken the wraps off the Surface Precision Mouse, a Bluetooth LE 4.2 and wired ergonomic model designed for folks who work on their PCs all day. With a wide flange for your thumb, it bear...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update bets big on mixed reality
Microsoft's next major Windows 10 release for 2017, the Fall Creators Update, doesn't make any huge waves. But you might have gathered that from its name alone. In many ways, it's a con...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget Googles second Daydream headset is all subtle improvements
Samsung's Gear VR ushered in an age where we strap our phones to our faces for entertainment. But when it debuted last year, Google's $79 Daydream View managed to make the whole process look...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget Pixel 2 and 2 XL review: Google's best phones get even better
Google's first Pixel smartphones weren't just smartphones; they were a proclamation that Google was more than just a software giant. They were proof that it could craft first-class devices t...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget The Pixel 2 has a surprise: Google's first custom imaging chip
Google didn't spill all the details about the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL at its October 4th event. As it turns out, these phones have a secret weapon: Google's first custom imaging chip (and ind...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's Surface Book 2 includes a brawnier 15-inch version
Microsoft's Surface Book has grown long in the tooth, to put it mildly: the base model hasn't been touched since 2015, and even the Performance Base version was really just a higher trim lev...
08:31 am -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget Facebook buys popular teen polling app 'tbh'
In another bid to establish a deeper connection with young'uns who might just see Facebook as a way to communicate with grandma, the social network has snapped up "tbh." It's an ap...
08:07 am -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget DHS will demand that feds implement basic email security
After suffering several security breaches over the past few years, the US government will finally require federal agencies to implement basic email security measures. According to Reuters, Homeland Se...
07:00 am -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget Garmin Speak puts Amazon Alexa in your car
Gamin's GPS devices already feature voice control, but if you'd prefer to have Alexa onboard, its latest product is more your jam. The GPS device maker has just released Garmin Speak, which ...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday, October 17th 2017
Welcome to Tuesday! Yesterday's news centered on a WiFi vulnerability that could affect pretty much anything that connects to wireless networks. We checked on which companies are already issuing ...
04:40 am -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget BBC iPlayer Radio now plays nice with Carplay and Android Auto
For many, BBC radio is synonymous with driving. When you're stuck in a traffic jam, holiday road trip or boring post-work commute, sometimes the best company is a never-ending playlist punctuated...
04:28 am -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget Google Maps ditches misleading walking calorie counter
Google is ditching a planned feature for Maps following criticism on social media. The update was tied to directions and displayed how many calories you'd burn if you were to walk to your destina...
04:28 am -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget Google Maps ditches misjudged walking calorie counter
Google is ditching a planned feature for Maps following criticism on social media. The update was tied to directions and displayed how many calories you'd burn if you were to walk to your destina...
03:02 am -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget Alphabet brings burritos-by-drone delivery to Australia
Apparently, Project Wing brought airborne burritos to Virginia Tech last year as preparation for something bigger. Alphabet X's experimental project is now dropping burritos (and medicine) from t...
01:44 am -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget Huffington: Uber 'very likely' to close Softbank deal in the next week
An Uber-Softbank deal is "very likely" to occur within the next week, according to Arianna Huffington, who spoke at Wall Street Journal's D.Live event in Laguna Beach, CA. She wouldn�...
01:15 am -04 - Tue, October 17, 2017
Engadget Lawsuit claims Essential stole modular accessory tech
Andy Rubin's Essential Products is facing more legal troubles. The ex-Android chief's company previously found itself in hot water with smartphone accessory maker Spigen over its use of the ...
10:53 pm -04 - Mon, October 16, 2017
Engadget Google's refined Security Checkup identifies account vulnerabilities
While Google might soon switch VIPs over to advanced protection in the form of physical keys, the rest of us are fine with typical security practices -- so long as we follow them. To better secure you...
10:04 pm -04 - Mon, October 16, 2017
Engadget What's on TV: 'The Walking Dead,' 'Gran Turismo Sport,' NBA
The fall TV heavyweights are back, and this week that includes AMC's The Walking Dead, returning for season number eight. Sports fans can get ready for NBA action, while gamers can finally get a ...
09:30 pm -04 - Mon, October 16, 2017
Engadget Qualcomm's new chip brings ultra-wide screens to mid-range phones
Ultra-wide screens are hot stuff on smartphones these days, but there still isn't a whole lot of choice: you tend to either spring for the high end or make do with budget models. Where are the i...
09:30 pm -04 - Mon, October 16, 2017
Engadget Qualcomms 5G dreams are closer to reality
A year after Qualcomm introduced its first 5G modem, the Snapdragon X50, the company is making another next-generation mobile push. Qualcomm announced today that it's made the first 5G data conne...
07:41 pm -04 - Mon, October 16, 2017
Engadget Australia tackles revenge porn with a national reporting tool
Companies like Microsoft, Google, Twitter and Facebook have in the past made attempts to help victims of revenge porn, but it's still a big problem as recent incidents have made very clear. Well ...
06:39 pm -04 - Mon, October 16, 2017
Engadget Marvels full Black Panther trailer shows a ruthless hero-king
Marvel dropped a teaser for its upcoming Black Panther film during the NBA Finals back in June, and our first look at the hero-king was glorious. Chadwick Boseman is electric and imposing as the monar...
06:03 pm -04 - Mon, October 16, 2017
Engadget Microsoft delays its 'Age of Empires' remaster to 2018
Were you planning your gaming calendar around Age of Empires: Definitive Edition's release on October 19th? You'll... need to find an alternative. Microsoft has pushed back the launch of the...
05:41 pm -04 - Mon, October 16, 2017
Engadget Honeywell will crowdfund a DIY home security system
In the tech world, Honeywell is a long-established (century-old!) brand known for its appliances and devices, which are just now getting hooked up to Google Home. But its next venture is usually a mov...
05:23 pm -04 - Mon, October 16, 2017
Engadget Facebook trying to find employees with national security clearance
Facebook's next attempt at clearing its name from any future political entanglements is apparently hiring people with national security clearances, according to Bloomberg. "Facebook plans to...
05:10 pm -04 - Mon, October 16, 2017
Engadget Google Photos can pick your pet out of a furry lineup
Google Photos has long been adept at recognizing animals in a generic sense. But let's be honest: the real reason you're digging through photos is to find shots of your specific pets when t...
04:53 pm -04 - Mon, October 16, 2017
Engadget Netflix could spend $8 billion on content next year
Once again, Netflix's quarterly earnings report (PDF) shows it's added even more customers (5 million in the US alone), and now boasts more than 115 million subscribers worldwide. The compan...
04:47 pm -04 - Mon, October 16, 2017
Engadget Facebook is testing a LinkedIn-like rsum feature
Business Insider reports that Facebook appears to be testing a LinkedIn-like r&eacute;sum&eacute;/CV feature. The new addition was spotted by web developer Jane Manchun Wong and screenshots of...
04:20 pm -04 - Mon, October 16, 2017
Engadget Explore (most of) the solar system in Google Maps
Google first added the moon and Mars to Google Maps back in 2014 to commemorate the Curiosity rover's second year exploring the red planet. Sure, you couldn't zoom down to Street View level,...
04:06 pm -04 - Mon, October 16, 2017
Engadget Outlook for desktops will behave a lot like the mobile app
Outlook on computers can be overwhelming, to put it gently. The interface is loaded with buttons you probably aren't using, and it generally isn't as intuitive or fluid as the mobile and we...
03:49 pm -04 - Mon, October 16, 2017
Engadget Waymo is training cops how to respond to autonomous car crashes
There are a lot of hurdles to clear before autonomous cars can fully take over the roadways. Chief among them is training the police on how to react and handle a self-driving car error, as spotted by ...
03:33 pm -04 - Mon, October 16, 2017
Engadget Apple ordered to pay $440 million to FaceTime patent troll
VirnetX's seemingly endless FaceTime patent lawsuit against Apple is winding down... sort of. An Eastern District of Texas court has denied all of Apple's motions to end the case in a non-in...
03:16 pm -04 - Mon, October 16, 2017
Engadget Latest Adobe Flash vulnerability allowed hackers to plant malware
Adobe Flash may be on its way out, but apparently, its goodbye tour is going to be marred by security issues just as the software has for most of its existence. Kaspersky Labs reports that a new Adobe...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, October 16, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's redesigned Xbox dashboard is now available to all
Microsoft's next big update to the Xbox dashboard is now ready for public consumption. The first "Fluid Design" interface comes with a redesigned Home page, which is all about simplicit...
02:41 pm -04 - Mon, October 16, 2017
Engadget Amazon Fire HD 10 review (2017): A $150 tablet that's actually good
It's hard to get excited about an Android tablet in 2017. Samsung is still trying to take on the iPad with its premium Galaxy Tab S lineup, and there are countless slates from other companies tha...
02:11 pm -04 - Mon, October 16, 2017
Engadget 'Doom' arrives on Nintendo Switch November 10th
Turns out that you won't have to wait too long to raze some Hell on your Nintendo Switch. That's because Doom will be released this November 10th, only a few short weeks from now. How's...
01:49 pm -04 - Mon, October 16, 2017
Engadget #MeToo becomes a rallying cry for survivors of sexual assault
Yesterday, a campaign geared towards demonstrating just how common sexual assault and harassment are began to spread on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Alongside the hashtag #MeToo, women began posti...
01:30 pm -04 - Mon, October 16, 2017
Engadget A 747 'Supertanker' rains retardant on California's wildfires
A converted Boeing 747-400 used to fight fires is a great example of old technology reborn with a new purpose. The aircraft, the largest passenger model in Boeing's jumbo lineup, first entered se...
01:15 pm -04 - Mon, October 16, 2017
Engadget The encryption many major companies rely on has a serious flaw
Researchers at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic uncovered a major security vulnerability in RSA keys generated by Infineon Technologies-produced chips. These chips are used in products manufac...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, October 16, 2017
Engadget Origin's NT-15 Quadro is a slim laptop with pro video-editing power
I'm obsessed with lightweight, discrete graphics laptops, especially models that excel at video editing and 3D. So when I first saw Origin's 4.3-pound NT-15 Quadro, equipped with an Intel Co...
12:41 pm -04 - Mon, October 16, 2017
Engadget Telegram fined after refusing to provide user data to Russia
Back in June, we reported on the struggles that messaging app Telegram was having with the Russian government. Russia asked Telegram to hand over confidential user data because it claimed terrorists h...
12:18 pm -04 - Mon, October 16, 2017
Engadget Supreme Court will hear challenge to Microsoft's data privacy case
Microsoft may have won its fight to protect overseas data from American search warrants, but it can't rest easy. The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the Department of Justice's petition to ...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, October 16, 2017
Engadget What is Intel Coffee Lake?
Intel's 8th-generation "Coffee Lake" CPUs are now on the market. These chips come with a modest bump in CPU frequency, but the big news is that Intel is finally adding 6-core processors...
11:30 am -04 - Mon, October 16, 2017
Engadget Can an iPad Pro replace your PC?
In 2016, Apple believed its professional-grade tablet, the iPad Pro, was ready for the big time. Phil Schiller even described the machine as "the ultimate PC replacement" when describing the...
11:15 am -04 - Mon, October 16, 2017
Engadget Microsoft already has a fix for that severe WiFi security exploit
The "Krack Attack" WiFi encryption security flaw is more than a little frightening, but you should already be relatively safe if you're using a recent Windows PC. Microsoft has released...
11:15 am -04 - Mon, October 16, 2017
Engadget Microsoft already has a fix for that severe WiFi security exploit (updated)
The "Krack Attack" WiFi encryption security flaw is more than a little frightening, but you should already be relatively safe if you're using a recent Windows PC. Microsoft has released...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, October 16, 2017
Engadget Google WiFi adds site blocking to its family-friendly features
Google WiFi is a router that prioritizes ease of setup and use; it's a great option for people who want to combine quick setup with advanced family-friendly controls. Now, they're adding eve...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, October 16, 2017
Engadget The Analog Super Nt Mini is Nintendo's SNES Classic for grown-ups
Just as the NES Classic Edition broke ground before the SNES Classic, Analogue is also following up on Nintendo's wallet-grab on our childhood memories with another premium, no-compromise mini co...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, October 16, 2017
Engadget The Analogue Super Nt is Nintendo's SNES Classic for grown-ups
Just as the NES Classic Edition broke ground before the SNES Classic, Analogue is also following up on Nintendo's wallet-grab on our childhood memories with another premium, no-compromise mini co...
10:21 am -04 - Mon, October 16, 2017
Engadget Safety is Elon Musk's chief concern for new SpaceX rocket
Over the weekend, Elon Musk hosted a Reddit AMA as a follow-up to his presentation at the 2017 International Astronautical Congress. During that speech, Musk unveiled quite a few different ideas that ...
10:00 am -04 - Mon, October 16, 2017
Engadget Astronomers just measured a whole lot more than gravitational waves
A couple of weeks ago, the LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) and Virgo teams announced the detection of another set of gravitational waves -- the fourth since LIGO's firs...
09:43 am -04 - Mon, October 16, 2017
Engadget Drone hits a commercial plane for the first time in Canada
A twin-engined commercial prop aircraft has struck a drone for the first time in Canada, says Minister of Transport Marc Garneau. The Skyjet Beech King Air 100 was on approach to Jean Lesage Internati...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, October 16, 2017
Engadget NBA's first AR game lets you pop-a-shot with your iPhone
The NBA's already cranked up its virtual reality output, and now it's taking baby steps into augmented reality too. The league's new iPhone game lets you play virtual pop-a-shot outdoor...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, October 16, 2017
Engadget Huawei Mate 10 hands-on: Faster, more helpful AI
The most important phones of the year have already been announced, but one company might still be able to pique our interest. Huawei unveiled its AI-focused Kirin 970 processor at IFA, saying the chip...
07:06 am -04 - Mon, October 16, 2017
Engadget Severe WiFi security flaw puts millions of devices at risk
Researchers have discovered a key flaw in the WPA2 WiFi encryption protocol that could allow hackers to intercept your credit card numbers, passwords, photos and other sensitive information. The flaws...
07:05 am -04 - Mon, October 16, 2017
Engadget Classic FMs video game show is returning for a second series
Classic FM is bringing back High Score, a weekly radio show dedicated to video game music. The first series ran for six weeks in April and May, and was presented by Jessica Curry, a BAFTA-wining compo...
06:00 am -04 - Mon, October 16, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Monday, October 16th 2017
Welcome to the middle of October. As the pumpkin spice lattes floweth over, we've taken a look at the ropey world of fast-food tech stunts -- and highlight the weekend news....
05:29 am -04 - Mon, October 16, 2017
Engadget Facebook to train UK students as cyber safety experts
Facebook has pledged more than &pound;1 million to help turn British schoolchildren into "digital safety ambassadors." The scheme, created by Childnet International and The Diana Award, ...
04:45 am -04 - Mon, October 16, 2017
Engadget Samsungs cellular smart tag lasts for a week on one charge
Smart products have given us the tools we need to track personal items, and even loved ones. Want to know where your kids are? Buy them a custom smartwatch. Worried about losing your suitcase? Grab so...
01:57 am -04 - Mon, October 16, 2017
Engadget Artificial pancreas uses your phone to counter diabetes
If you live with type 1 diabetes, you have to constantly keep track of your blood sugar levels and give yourself just the right amount of insulin. It's arduous, and more than a little frightenin...
12:00 am -04 - Mon, October 16, 2017
Engadget Canon's G1 X Mark III is its first APS-C sensor compact
Canon has unveiled its first-ever APS-C sensor compact zoom camera, the 24.3-megapixel PowerShot G1 X Mark III. It's much bigger than the last G1 X Mark II model, with a very similar body to the ...
09:58 pm -04 - Sun, October 15, 2017
Engadget Russia hopes to launch its own digital currency
Russia has been talking openly about the prospect of creating its own cryptocurrency, and it looks like the country might turn those words into action. Local news outlets report that Communications M...
08:04 pm -04 - Sun, October 15, 2017
Engadget 'Hovering' antennas promise speedy 5G phone networks
Wireless networks already have to deal with increasingly crowded waves, and that's only going to get worse when 5G rolls around. Any boost to the signal could lead to a big jump in performance, e...
06:32 pm -04 - Sun, October 15, 2017
Engadget Politifact inadvertently hosted a digital currency miner
You might expect a pirate website to use something as shady as a secret cryptocurrency miner, but that's now becoming a problem with above-board sites -- and it's not on purpose. Politifact ...
04:59 pm -04 - Sun, October 15, 2017
Engadget Coal power plant closures ramp up in spite of White House plans
The Trump administration may hope that it can reverse coal power's decline by ending the Clean Power Plan and other eco-friendly efforts, but the industry's moves suggest otherwise. Luminan...
03:32 pm -04 - Sun, October 15, 2017
Engadget Windows 10's data collection allegedly violates Dutch privacy law
Microsoft has already caught flak over claims that Windows 10's data collection is still overly aggressive, but it's now facing a direct legal challenge over how it handles your info. The N...
02:01 pm -04 - Sun, October 15, 2017
Engadget Android's 'instant' apps are now leaner and faster
Right now, Google's instant Android apps don't quite live up to their billing. Google has to load support for every possible device, which can slow down access to the app and chew up valuab...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, October 15, 2017
Engadget The best 4K TV on a budget
By Chris HeinonenThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn affilia...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, October 15, 2017
Engadget After Math: Everything sucks
It's another week down and we're all a bit closer to death. Huzzah. While the moron-in-chief continues to systematically dismantle everything good and decent about our country, the tech indu...
08:30 am -04 - Sun, October 15, 2017
Engadget Ben Heck'sSuper Glue Gun: Integrating mechanisms
The super glue gun project is starting to come together. After designing the automatically deploying stand, the team is now combining it with the trigger so that it can deploy when you grab onto it us...
06:26 am -04 - Sun, October 15, 2017
Engadget First 'Rocket League' Halloween event kicks off October 16th
There may be an emerging backlash to loot boxes in video games, but that isn't stopping Psyonix from hyping them up. Rocket League is holding its first-ever Halloween event between October 16th a...
01:28 am -04 - Sun, October 15, 2017
Engadget FDA-approved robot assistant gives surgeons force feedback
Surgeons are trained to accurately operate on you when you need it, but robotic assistants could help them get to hard-to-reach areas and boost their accuracy even more. Senhance, the robotic surgical...
11:11 pm -04 - Sat, October 14, 2017
Engadget Steam will support VR in very large rooms
If you want to play a room-scale VR game using Steam's current tracking method, you need to do it in a 13-by-13 foot area. That's fine for your living room, but what if you want more space? ...
09:33 pm -04 - Sat, October 14, 2017
Engadget OnePlus limits the data it collects from your phone
Many OnePlus owners were more than a little upset when they found out that the company is collecting gobs of user data from its phones without asking, including personally identifiable info. It'...
08:02 pm -04 - Sat, October 14, 2017
Engadget Amazon is reportedly developing its own sportswear line
Amazon is reportedly getting ready to take on sports apparel giants like Nike and Lululemon. According to Bloomberg, the e-retail giant is even working with known sportswear-makers' suppliers and...
06:29 pm -04 - Sat, October 14, 2017
Engadget First-ever 'negative emissions' power plant goes online
Unfortunately, it's no longer enough to cut CO2 emissions to avoid further global temperature increases. We need to remove some of the CO2 that's already there. Thankfully, that reversal i...
05:01 pm -04 - Sat, October 14, 2017
Engadget Amazon drops big-budget series following Weinstein scandal
The sexual assault claims against Harvey Weinstein and Amazon's Roy Price are having repercussions for The Weinstein Company's involvement in online video. Amazon has dropped a TWC-produced ...
03:28 pm -04 - Sat, October 14, 2017
Engadget Uber decides against leaving Quebec over tough ridesharing rules
Uber vowed to leave Quebec if it starts implementing stricter rules on October 14th. A few hours before the deadline, though, the ride-hailing firm has changed its tune: Uber has decided to stay, hopi...
01:59 pm -04 - Sat, October 14, 2017
Engadget Iran blamed for cyberattack on UK parliament
When hackers attacked UK parliament email accounts in June, it was tempting to blame Russia. After all, it's been rather busy lately. However, it looks like people were pointing their fingers in ...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, October 14, 2017
Engadget Recommended Reading: 'Lore' makes the leap from podcast to TV
'Lore' Proves Podcasts Can Inspire Disturbingly Effective TVBryan Bishop,The VergeA year after Amazon greenlit the television adaption of the popular podcast, Lore debuted this week. The Ver...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, October 14, 2017
Engadget Junk technology: A ridiculous history of fast-food PR stunts
Who doesn't love a good, over-the-top marketing stunt? Recently we've seen a lot of those, including Pizza Hut's Pizza Parka, a coat made out of the same insulating materials as its del...
09:30 am -04 - Sat, October 14, 2017
Engadget How Channel Zero turns online creepypasta tales into TV horror
Syfy's Channel Zero is one of the best shows on television that you're not watching. It's a horror anthology series based on "creepypastas"-- short, scary stories shared on fo...
08:00 am -04 - Sat, October 14, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the weekend. We'll recap this week's news highlights, plus big stories from Friday like the Stranger Things season two soundtrack/trailer and,...
04:07 am -04 - Sat, October 14, 2017
Engadget 11 years after creating League of Legends, Riot is making a new game
The two founders of Riot Games announced that they're handing off the management of League of Legends to other administrators so they can make a new game -- which will end up being the publisher&...
11:03 pm -04 - Fri, October 13, 2017
Engadget Jack Dorsey responds to #WomenBoycottTwitter: New rules incoming
Last night #WomenBoycottTwitter spread among many high profile accounts that stood in solidarity with "victims of hate and harassment Twitter fails to support." The boycott itself wasn'...
10:38 pm -04 - Fri, October 13, 2017
Engadget Tesla fired 'hundreds' of workers this week
Tonight The Mercury News reports that Tesla -- which is in the midst of ramping up production of the Model 3 -- fired hundreds of workers this week at its headquarters and factory. In a statement, the...
08:31 pm -04 - Fri, October 13, 2017
Engadget Baidu plans to start mass-producing autonomous vehicles around 2019
Like its US counterparts, Chinese internet titan Baidu has been working on autonomous vehicle research for years. After a failed partnership with BMW, Baidu opened itself up to teaming up with other c...
07:25 pm -04 - Fri, October 13, 2017
Engadget Fandango pulls a Ticketmaster with plans to buy MovieTickets.com
Who doesn't love grabbing movie tickets from their mobile device before heading to the theater, skipping the long lines at the box office? No one, that's who. Now there's one less outle...
06:23 pm -04 - Fri, October 13, 2017
Engadget Try the Xbox One X before it launches at select Microsoft Stores
With less than a month to go before you can get your hands on the new, more powerful Xbox One X, Microsoft is giving the unconvinced a chance to try it out at the company's retail outlets. You ca...
05:50 pm -04 - Fri, October 13, 2017
Engadget 'South Park' game's main DLC items won't be available this year
After a few delays, South Park: The Fractured But Whole will finally be released next week. If you're curious what the super-hero-themed RPG's season pass offers before laying down another $...
05:24 pm -04 - Fri, October 13, 2017
Engadget Shell preps for the future with acquisition of EV charging network
Royal Dutch Shell (or just Shell, if you're into the whole brevity thing) has already committed a billion dollars toward alternative fuels, and now it's showing us where some of that money i...
05:03 pm -04 - Fri, October 13, 2017
Engadget IGN acquires pay-what-you-want game and book retailer Humble Bundle
Media conglomerate IGN has acquired Humble Bundle, the pay-what-you-want gaming, book and software collection retailer that raises money for charitable causes. In a blog post, Humble Bundle cofounder ...
04:44 pm -04 - Fri, October 13, 2017
Engadget Amazon postpones Prime Video showcase after suspending studio head
More and more companies are dealing with the the poor behavior of their executives. According to a report at Variety, Amazon is cancelling a scheduled Prime Video showcase in Europe next week that was...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 13, 2017
Engadget The future of surveillance is hidden in airport ads
Public anonymity is quickly becoming a thing of the past. Coming soon to an airport in Dubai is an artsy, colorful video security and customs tunnel that scans your face, adds you to a database, index...
03:45 pm -04 - Fri, October 13, 2017
Engadget Sprint's Safe and Found combines parental controls with location info
While all major cell providers have some sort of parental control app like AT&amp;T's Smart Limits or Verizon's FamilyBase, Sprint may have leapfrogged them all with even more features. ...
03:22 pm -04 - Fri, October 13, 2017
Engadget Alphabet may have spun out Project Loon into its own company
Project Loon might be a strange project with a wacky name, but apparently Google's parent company Alphabet believes in it. It appears as though the project, which began as a part of Google and wa...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 13, 2017
Engadget Oculus' standalone headsets point to a changing VR landscape
2016 was the year that VR went mainstream. The Oculus Rift finally shipped to consumers, as did the HTC Vive and the PS VR. But even as the VR industry is finally starting to take off, it's alrea...
02:46 pm -04 - Fri, October 13, 2017
Engadget Google Assistant can finally control Chromecast from your phone
Google's Assistant app is capable of lots of things, but before today, controlling a cast session by voice wasn't really possible. Android Police reports that now the mobile app can do so, a...
02:30 pm -04 - Fri, October 13, 2017
Engadget Google Home Mini review: Taking aim at the Echo Dot
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that's true, Amazon must be tickled pink right now. The obvious inspiration for last year's Google Home was the Amazon Echo, and it&#...
02:14 pm -04 - Fri, October 13, 2017
Engadget Steve Wozniak just created his own online university
Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak has just launched Woz U, a new digital institute designed for those eyeing a career in the tech industry. "Our goal is to educate and train people in employable digi...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 13, 2017
Engadget Tomorrow's firefighters will have near-superhuman abilities
Firefighting gear has evolved continuously since the 1600s to keep pace with the challenges that firefighters face, such as the numerous blazes that are currently ravaging Northern California. During ...
01:47 pm -04 - Fri, October 13, 2017
Engadget Chat app Discord opens official game channels
Gaming-focused chat app Discord is partnering with developers on official chat channels. Verified Servers are places where a game's community can hang out, talk and get news straight from the tea...
01:31 pm -04 - Fri, October 13, 2017
Engadget Twitter's opaque thinking fails everyone
It seems like Twitter can't go long before finding itself embroiled in a new controversy about how it applies its conduct policies. And yet it's hard not to feel a sliver of sympathy in the ...
01:07 pm -04 - Fri, October 13, 2017
Engadget Qualcomm files lawsuit in China to stop production of iPhones
Qualcomm filed suit in China requesting a ban on the creation and sale of iPhones in the country, Bloomberg reports. The lawsuit claims patent infringement and is seeking injunctive relief. It's ...
12:59 pm -04 - Fri, October 13, 2017
Engadget LastPass add-on beta prepares for upcoming changes in Firefox
Mozilla has some big changes in store for its next browser release, Firefox 57, on November 14th. It will introduce quite a few new features, including Firefox Quantum, which is twice as fast as Firef...
12:38 pm -04 - Fri, October 13, 2017
Engadget Coinbase unlocks instant cryptocurrency purchases
Want your bitcoin purchases in a hurry? That's doable now that Coinbase has opened up instant purchases for cryptocurrency. Whether you're a fan of ethereum, litecoin or plain old bitcoin, y...
12:19 pm -04 - Fri, October 13, 2017
Engadget Every Futurama episode hits Hulu on October 16th
Starting next week, all 140 episodes and four films of Futurama will be available on Hulu, Variety reports. The streaming service announced in July that it struck a deal with 20th Century Fox to be th...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 13, 2017
Engadget The best camera bags
By Erin Lodi, Mike Perlman, and Eric Adams This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial pi...
11:39 am -04 - Fri, October 13, 2017
Engadget Google pledges $1 billion to prepare workers for automation
Before we get worried about the possibility of a robot uprising, we probably have to worry about our jobs first. Yes, that includes me. Since machines could take millions of jobs the next few years, G...
11:18 am -04 - Fri, October 13, 2017
Engadget 'Stranger Things' season 2 soundtrack arrives on October 20th
Stranger Things fans are counting down to October 27th. After all, it's when the second season of the Netflix retro show releases. But there's another date that fans need to keep in mind: Oc...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, October 13, 2017
Engadget The outcome of this virtual riot depends on your emotions
Consider what your first reaction would be if, during a protest turned violent, you came face-to-face with a riot cop barking at you from behind his clear shield. Not the words that come out of your m...
10:42 am -04 - Fri, October 13, 2017
Engadget PlayStations updated VR headset arrives in Japan tomorrow
You may want to hold off buying the current-gen PSVR, as its successor is imminent. We already knew the updated headset will come with integrated headphones and HDR passthrough support (courtesy of a ...
10:21 am -04 - Fri, October 13, 2017
Engadget Samsung vice chairman quits amid leadership 'crisis'
Based on the earnings guidance Samsung has released for the third quarter of 2017, the Korean conglomerate is set to make a new record. It puts its operating profit for July to September at around $12...
10:01 am -04 - Fri, October 13, 2017
Engadget IRS freezes its fraud prevention contract with Equifax
The IRS got a lot of flak from both ordinary citizens and lawmakers when it awarded Equifax a fraud prevention contract earlier this month. After all, they forged their partnership after the credit re...
09:45 am -04 - Fri, October 13, 2017
Engadget An appreciation of 2017's in-game shopkeepers
In-game shops are more than handy outlets to transform random metal scraps and tired old gear into new and useful items. Shops offer a reprieve from the action of whichever digital world you've e...
09:41 am -04 - Fri, October 13, 2017
Engadget Facebook's food delivery feature now brings Five Guys to all
Facebook is already a place where people can check into restaurants and search recommendations to decide where they're going to eat next. Now, the social media giant is taking that a step further...
09:22 am -04 - Fri, October 13, 2017
Engadget Amazon suspends studio head over sexual harassment allegations
Amazon has suspended the exec in charge of its film and TV unit after a producer accused him of sexual harassment. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Isa Dick Hackett (daughter of sci-fi aut...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, October 13, 2017
Engadget Why I kicked my morning Twitter habit
Up until a week ago, the first thing I did every morning after waking up was reach for the nightstand and grab my iPhone. Then, after hitting the snooze on the alarm a couple of times, I'd open T...
08:30 am -04 - Fri, October 13, 2017
Engadget WD is developing 40TB hard drives powered by microwaves
Western Digital (WD) may have lost a bid to buy Toshiba's flash memory technology, but is still hard at work on its bread-and-butter hard drives. The company has unveiled a breakthrough called mi...
07:55 am -04 - Fri, October 13, 2017
Engadget Ofcom orders BBC to show more original British productions
Ofcom has told the BBC it needs to show more programming developed inside Britain. The new rules, part of a revamped operating licence, will require the broadcaster to show at least 75 percent origina...
07:45 am -04 - Fri, October 13, 2017
Engadget Uber formally appeals the loss of its London licence
In what should come as no surprise to anyone, Uber has today appealed Transport for London's decision to deny the ride-hailing company a renewed private hire licence. Uber's licence actually...
07:02 am -04 - Fri, October 13, 2017
Engadget Microsoft Edge browser preview makes its way to Android
Windows Phone is on its way out. To no one's surprise, Microsoft's Joe Belfiore recently confirmed its demise. In its place, the company has adopted a more pragmatic approach that embeds pie...
06:00 am -04 - Fri, October 13, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, October 13th 2017
Good morning! Yesterday, we got a date for a giant robot battle, the chance to win tickets (and gadgets) for the Engadget Experience, and Virgin joined the Hyperloop... hype....
05:02 am -04 - Fri, October 13, 2017
Engadget Airbnb's Select vetted homes may arrive next year
Back in June, reports came out that Airbnb has conjured up a project called "Select" that will offer vetted homes and rooms to the more discerning customers. According to a new report by The...
04:00 am -04 - Fri, October 13, 2017
Engadget Raspberry Pi laptop teaches code with modular innards
The power and affordability of the Raspberry Pi has given rise to a new type of computer. One that goes beyond the credit-sized board, with colorful shells and displays that make it feel like a normal...
02:55 am -04 - Fri, October 13, 2017
Engadget #WomenBoycottTwitter protest spreads across social media
Twitter has been home to many hashtag campaigns, but tonight one is trending that's a little different: #WomenBoycottTwitter. Sparked by its "temporary lock" of Rose McGowan's acco...
01:27 am -04 - Fri, October 13, 2017
Engadget 'Dragon Age' director Mike Laidlaw leaves BioWare after 14 years
Today Mike Laidlaw announced his departure from Bioware, where he's been involved with games including Jade Empire, Mass Effect and the entire Dragon Age series. He served as creative director on...
12:19 am -04 - Fri, October 13, 2017
Engadget Tesla recalls 11,000 Model X SUVs for seat issues
Tesla is no stranger to voluntary recalls. The company issued notices to 90,000 Model S sedan owners for possible seatblet defects back in 2015, another for 2,700 Model X SUVs in 2016 for a third-row ...
11:14 pm -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget T-Mobile puts 5GB cap on high-speed data in Canada and Mexico
T-Mobile has been a tempting option for travelers, and for good reason: if you've traveled to Canada or Mexico, you've had as much LTE data as you wanted without fear of returning to a giant...
10:19 pm -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget Tom DeLonge needs your help funding his next UFO obsession
Former Blink-182 singer and guitarist Tom DeLonge is taking his fascination with/conspiracy theories about UFOs to their logical conclusion point: He's partnering with former government officials...
08:58 pm -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget Fortnite studio Epic Games sues two alleged cheaters
Earlier this week, Fortnite publisher Epic Games filed a civil suit against two people who were allegedly cheating while playing the game online. They were associated with subscription-based website A...
08:15 pm -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget Epic giant robot battle scheduled for October 17th
Are you ready for the world's first giant robot fight? (If your answer to that was "No," who even are you?) We've been waiting for a date for the MegaBots vs. Suidobashi duel, and ...
07:36 pm -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget EA rebuffs 'pay to win' loot criticism of 'SW Battlefront 2'
A day after the beta for the extended Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta ended, Electronic Arts thanked the "millions" of fans who participated and asked them to keep sending feedback as developer...
07:03 pm -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget Delta phone app automatically checks you in for your flight
Modern air travel is full of hassles, but one of the most arbitrary is the check-in. Why do I have to manually confirm that I'm flying when I've already paid for tickets and chosen seats? A ...
06:23 pm -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget Cortana may talk users through Windows settings with 'follow me'
Microsoft tipster Walking Cat spotted a new feature that could be coming to Windows. Called 'Follow Me,' it will allow the voice assistant Cortana to verbally walk users through processes, l...
05:48 pm -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget Lyft drivers won't have to switch apps to use Google Maps
If you've taken enough Lyft rides, you've probably noticed that drivers have to switch to a navigation app before they start driving. It'd be nice if they could just get going, wouldn&#...
05:32 pm -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget Chinese startup's '8K' VR headset is surprisingly advanced
As much as I enjoy the occasional VR gameplay, I've been waiting for headset manufacturers to boost the pixel density in order to reduce the screen door effect, as well as to widen the FOV (field...
05:17 pm -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget Heat and drought led to the largest recorded spike in carbon levels
In 2015 and 2016, NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite recorded spikes in the levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration. These were 50 percent larger than expected incr...
05:01 pm -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Nikon's Coolpix B700 Superzoom drops to $350
This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that...
04:45 pm -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget No one uses Facebook Stories, so now they're available for #brands
Imagine working at Facebook and being the person/people who added Stories to the social network after seeing the way they took off on Snapchat and Instagram. Then think about the fact that hardly anyo...
04:31 pm -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget Google's Duo voice chat app is about to become Android's FaceTime
When Google's standalone video calling app Duo came out last year, we wondered if it would become another niche app, a flash in the pan. Why do we need another communication app in a crowded mark...
04:03 pm -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget Shutterstock's composition photo search is powered by AI
Fresh off its AI-powered tool for countering watermark removal from photos, Shutterstock is using machine learning for something else. In this case, it's launching a composition-aware search tool...
03:48 pm -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget Sony's Xperia Touch projector arrives in the US at an absurd $1,700
We've been keeping an eye on Sony's Xperia Touch projector for over a year now (closer to two, in fact). It's a smart speaker, a projector and an Android tablet all combined into one de...
03:32 pm -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget Facebook locks down key data as researchers analyze Russian influence
The truth behind Facebook's involvement in Russian voter hacks continues to get more complicated. The social media company apparently knew about Russian meddling even before last year's US e...
03:15 pm -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget Jaybird Run review: The perfect truly wireless earbuds for workouts
Completely wireless earbuds are everywhere this year. Call it the Apple AirPods effect, or perhaps it's just a matter of the right components being available at the right time. But now that compl...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget Fear of the US government led me to censor myself on Twitter
The day I've been dreading for months is drawing near. On October 18th, the Department of Homeland Security's modified system of records is scheduled to go into effect. The updated policy wo...
02:42 pm -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget LG will build Europe's biggest EV battery factory next year
As the auto industry fatefully moves into electric vehicles, Europe's major car-makers need high capacity batteries. Until now, companies like VW, Volvo and BMW have had to import batteries from ...
02:23 pm -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget Airbnb plans five more complexes after its first Florida apartments
A new report from Financial Times confirms last month's rumors that Airbnb will launch a new apartment complex in Florida in partnership with a real estate firm. The rental company plans to pitch...
02:02 pm -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget 'Life is Strange' prequel's second episode arrives next week
Life Is Strange was one of our favorite games of 2015 and its prequel of sorts turned out to be pretty great, even though it was made by a different studio. Titled Before the Storm, the game's fi...
01:38 pm -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget Mayor to review 1,000 Amazon products in bid for company's new HQ
It's been about a month since Amazon announced it was accepting bids from US cities to host its second major headquarters. A city that comes away with a new Amazon campus could potentially see a ...
01:19 pm -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget LinkedIn would like to add autoplay ads to your professional network
LinkedIn is synonymous with email spam for many users, and their latest announcement isn't going to help their reputation. According to Recode, the company (which is now owned by Microsoft) is go...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget Square Enix's Project Hikari makes a good case for VR comics
Comics are big business in Japan, but here in the West, Japanese and American titles alike tend to get overshadowed by movies, television and video games. In fact, many of those programs might even be...
12:46 pm -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget Order from Target nationwide by chatting with Google Assistant
For the past few years, Target has been testing the Google Express service in California and New York City. Now, the service is expanding nationwide. Starting today, you can now use Google's same...
12:31 pm -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget Universal debuts a vinyl buying service based on SMS recommendations
It isn't hard to find vinyl subscription services these days. All it takes is a scroll through your Facebook News Feed and you're bound to stumble across at least a few. While outfits like T...
12:15 pm -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget Win a trip to LA and two tickets to the Engadget Experience!
Next month Engadget is trying something a little different: We're hosting a series of futuristic art installations and panels, bringing together the brightest minds in art and technology. To make...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget Samsung's Gear Sport smartwatch hits stores this month for $300
Samsung's latest wearables, the Gear Sport smartwatch and IconX 2018 earbuds, are hitting stores in the US on October 27th. The company announced that pre-orders for both products will begin tomo...
11:02 am -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget Spotify gives artists real-time stats in a separate iOS app
Today, Spotify launched another app called Spotify for Artists, one that is exclusively aimed at content creators and their teams. It's currently available on iOS only, but the music streaming se...
10:41 am -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget Paris wants all gas-powered cars out of the city by 2030
The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, has already announced plans to remove all diesel cars from the roads of the French capital by 2024. Now she's adding gasoline-powered vehicles to her list. Today...
10:22 am -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget Essential's 'Pure White' phone arrives after two-month delay
The Essential Phone may be a beautiful blank slate, but it was also always a black one. Until now. The company has finally readied its 'Pure White' option both at its own online store as wel...
10:02 am -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget Richard Branson and Virgin join forces with Hyperloop One
Today, the Virgin Group has announced that it has invested in Hyperloop One, the startup that recently demonstrated a working prototype of the travel system. As well as cash, and the involvement of Si...
09:41 am -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget Facebook plans to fix ad system before 2018 US midterm elections
We've heard quite a bit about Russian meddling in the US election through Facebook ads. Last month we reported that Facebook handed over the suspected Russian ads to Congressional investigators. ...
09:21 am -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget Equifax may have been hacked again
When Equifax's interim CEO penned a letter of apology on The Wall Street Journal, he admitted that it will take a lot of effort to regain people's trust. Unfortunately, the company still see...
09:21 am -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget Equifax may have been hacked again (updated)
When Equifax's interim CEO penned a letter of apology on The Wall Street Journal, he admitted that it will take a lot of effort to regain people's trust. Unfortunately, the company still see...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget Plex can beam Live TV broadcasts on Roku
With the launch of Live TV and DVR in June, Plex took a big step toward becoming an all-round media replacement. Since then, it's wasted no time in introducing the feature to more platforms, incl...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget NBA will broadcast every game in VR this season
While other broadcasters and sports leagues dabble in virtual reality, the NBA is taking the plunge. It raced ahead of the competition last year by streaming weekly live games in VR. Now, it's ma...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget Toyotas fuel-cell big rigs are ready to haul cargo
After completing 4,000 "development" miles at the port of Los Angeles, Toyota's Project Portal hydrogen fuel-cell big rig is ready to start transporting cargo from that port and the one...
08:36 am -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget Addison Lee is looking into self-driving taxis too
Driverless car trials are happening all around the UK, but the epicentre is arguably Greenwich, in London. We've seen driverless pods ferry passengers around the O2 and autonomous delivery vans d...
08:31 am -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget Xbox One's customizable dashboard arrives to more testers
The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is arriving early next week (October 17th), but it looks like Xbox One users will get some new software toys soon, too. Microsoft has released the Xbox One fall pre...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget Unsent text message accepted as valid will by Australian court
An unsent text has been accepted as an official will by a court in Queensland, Australia. The message, found in the drafts folder of a deceased man's phone, indicated he wanted all his possession...
07:00 am -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget Niantic is hosting a 'Pokmon Go' AR photography contest
How good are your Pok&eacute;mon Go photography skills? We're asking, because Niantic is holding an in-app augmented reality photography contest for all players where Pok&eacute;mon Go ha...
06:00 am -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, October 12th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.This Thursday, one porn site is using AI to catalog the stars of its clips, Amazon has a waterproof Kindle (unrelated) and we discuss how Blade Runner 2049 is push...
05:52 am -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget Oxford plans to be a zero-emission city by 2035
All fuel-burning vehicles could be barred from entering Oxford city centre under new plans designed to turn it into the "world's first Zero Emission Zone." In a bid to drastically cut a...
04:40 am -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget California DMV tweaks rules to allow completely driverless cars
California is already more accommodating to self-driving cars than many parts of the country, but it's taking that friendliness one step further today. The state DMV has modified its regulations ...
03:35 am -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget Twitter suspends Rose McGowan's account
Over the last week or so, rumors about movie executive Harvey Weinstein have turned into actual reports of sexual harassment and rape by The New York Times and The New Yorker. As a result of those pub...
03:35 am -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget Twitter suspends Rose McGowan's account (updated)
Over the last week or so, rumors about movie executive Harvey Weinstein have turned into actual reports of sexual harassment and rape by The New York Times and The New Yorker. As a result of those pub...
02:03 am -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget Edible sensor can measure your gut from within
Studying the stomach for a long period can be tricky, which is why medical tech has turned to experimenting with sensors you can swallow. Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital have ...
01:02 am -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget Twitch's new channels are all about funny viral clips
Twitch is becoming more and more well-rounded with every announcement. It hosted various marathons just this year, including Mister Rogers' Neighborhood and Carl Sagan's Cosmos. In another b...
12:00 am -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget Disney connects Movies Anywhere to four other major studios
Frustrated with the current state of DVD/Blu-ray digital copies and buying movies from online stores like Vudu or iTunes? A new connection between studios and stores may be the best fix we'll get...
12:00 am -04 - Thu, October 12, 2017
Engadget Disney Movies Anywhere adds flicks from Fox, Warner, Sony and Universal
Frustrated with the current state of DVD/Blu-ray digital copies and buying movies from online stores like Vudu or iTunes? A new connection between studios and stores may be the best fix we'll get...
10:47 pm -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget The final season of 'Longmire' hits Netflix on November 17th
Netflix may have saved popular crime series Longmire after A&amp;E cancelled it in 2014, but every cowboy has his last ride. The streaming service has announced that the sixth and final season deb...
10:04 pm -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget Columbia researchers might have the key to wireless VR
The millimeter wave frequency has the potential to do a lot. So far it's helping power 5G cell networks, but research from Columbia Engineering could expand that to self-driving cars and virtual ...
09:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget DJI's 6K drone camera is designed to make movies
You can certainly shoot movies with drones right now, but that doesn't mean drone cameras are ideally suited to movie-making. They seldom have the resolution and image quality of the pro movie ca...
08:46 pm -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget Google disables Home Mini's top button so it won't record everything
Google hasn't even started shipping the Home Mini yet, but its launch has been marred by an unusual situation where some of the devices would record and upload practically any sound. As a result,...
08:37 pm -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget Oculus' Santa Cruz gets closer to the future of wireless VR
Earlier today, Oculus announced Go, its first-ever consumer-ready standalone headset. But it's actually been working on another standalone headset -- Project Santa Cruz -- for a while longer. I h...
07:50 pm -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget Fortnite: Battle Royale claims 10 million players
We were initially skeptical of Epic's attempt to repurpose its zombie tower defense-shooter Fortnite into a battle royale mode -- after all, the genre's champion PlayerUnknown's Battleg...
06:44 pm -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget Pixar's 'Coco VR' lets you explore the land of the dead
Pixar dropped the trailer for its next film Coco two months ago, and with any release by the much-lauded studio, eyes turned toward what masterpiece it would spin out next. But they've got someth...
06:07 pm -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget Google buys short-form audio startup to bolster its podcast efforts
60Db, the short-form podcast app, looks like it's shutting down. The app's developer Tiny Garage Labs has joined Google, according to a post on Medium. Haven't heard of it? Well, then y...
05:38 pm -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget Rokus free ad-supported movie channel is available for everyone
A month ago, Roku announced that it was launching its own movie channel with both big studio flicks and small releases. The company planned a phased rollout to anyone using any of its post-sixth gener...
05:21 pm -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget Privacy-focused Telegram can share your location in real time
Telegram is big on privacy, but that doesn't mean you always want to keep things hush-hush -- in fact, you may want to reveal exactly what you're up to. Appropriately, the company just upda...
05:06 pm -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget Alibaba reportedly plans to spend $15 billion on 'moonshot' projects
Research and development in the tech industry is a pretty big deal. Google spins off its massive advertising revenues into all sorts of wild projects aimed at finding the next big thing. Apple and Ama...
04:54 pm -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget Samsungs latest imaging sensors may rid smartphones of camera bumps
As Apple, Samsung and (perhaps, surprisingly) Google battle to claim the top spot in smartphone imaging, we've been left with lenses jutting out of the device, or in the case of the Note 8, a thi...
04:37 pm -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget Tweet back to live video through your Apple TV
The Twitter app came to Apple TV a year ago, bringing the social network's various video streams to your big screen television set. It added support for Twitter's live 360-degree video this ...
04:21 pm -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget Qualcomm faces $774 million antitrust fine in Taiwan
Qualcomm's antitrust troubles aren't going away any time soon. Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission has fined the company the equivalent of $774 million over claims it abused its dominance of...
04:05 pm -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget Amazon's Alexa can recognize the voices of multiple users
Echo devices keep getting better, getting multi-room audio, access to Google calendars, and intercom features. Now, though, Amazon just matched one of Google Home's killer features: the ability t...
03:38 pm -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget Razer will debut its first smartphone on November 1st
Those rumors of a Razer smartphone for gamers just got much, much more tangible. Razer is teasing an event on November 1st with a preview image that shows a man holding a conspicuously phone-sized de...
03:10 pm -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget House intel committee will release Russian-funded Facebook ads
A month ago, Facebook revealed that a Russian group bought $100,000 worth of ads on the social network in an apparent effort to influence the 2016 US Presidential election. After more was revealed abo...
03:08 pm -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget Respawn teases realistic VR warfare on Oculus Rift
Respawn Entertainment might be going back to its historic stomping grounds. In virtual reality. A quick tease from the Oculus Connect stage revealed that the team that made Call of Duty is working on ...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget The rise of drone crime and how cops can stop it
It was supposed to be an easy $1,000 job. All 25-year-old Jorge Edwin Rivera had to do was pilot a drone, carrying a lunchbox filled with 13 pounds of methamphetamine, from one side of the US-Mexico b...
02:52 pm -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget Facebook adds live 360 video and creative tools to Spaces
Earlier this year, Facebook unveiled Spaces, its answer to social VR. In it, you could turn yourself into an animated avatar, and then interact with your friends and family in virtual hangouts and sha...
02:42 pm -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget Hulu makes it easier to find whats on its live TV service
Hulu keeps refining its live TV service, introducing new changes to the interface and programming aimed at helping its customers find things they want to watch, whether live or on-demand. The streamin...
02:25 pm -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget Oculus' VR avatars are coming to Daydream and Steam in 2018
Oculus' virtual reality avatars are clever stand-ins, but they have a few glaring problems: most notably, you can't see them outside of Oculus' own platform. Thankfully, they're be...
02:02 pm -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget Oculus redesigns the Rift interface for Touch and customization
From the stage at Oculus Connect 4, Oculus' Nate Mitchell just announced Rift Core 2.0. It's designed around Touch, offering a motion-control-focused interface that apes a lot of what hacker...
01:55 pm -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget Facebook brings VR to your office with the 'Oculus for Business' pack
While the new standalone Oculus Go stole the spotlight at Facebook's Oculus 4 event in San Francisco, the company also announced its plans to bring virtual reality into the office space with the ...
01:52 pm -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget Oculus Rift and Touch bundle gets a permanent price cut to $399
That summer sale on the Oculus Rift and Touch combo must have paid dividends. Oculus has announced that the price of a Rift and Touch combo has permanently dropped to $399 in the US. That still isn�...
01:31 pm -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget Oculus Santa Cruz offers standalone VR with full motion control
Oculus isn't limiting its new stand-alone VR experiences to the Go headset. It's introducing a much more refined version of Project Santa Cruz, the stand-alone VR headset it showed off last ...
01:25 pm -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget Facebook is working on VR 'Venues' for live concerts
Mark Zuckerberg wants virtual reality to be less isolating, and to hep that, Facebook is working on "Venues." Think of them like VR social spaces where you can meet up with friends to watch ...
01:22 pm -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget Judge limits government warrant for info on anti-Trump protest site
We've been following a case for a few months now between the Department of Justice and web hosting company Dreamhost surrounding anti-Trump protests on Inauguration Day. Originally, the DoJ deman...
01:18 pm -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget Oculus Go is a $199 VR headset that doesn't require a phone
While Oculus has pioneered the modern consumer VR industry with the Oculus Rift and Samsung's Gear VR, it's been working hard on a truly wireless VR solution as well. Last year, Oculus tease...
01:01 pm -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget The Swift Life is a social network app for Taylor Swift fans
Glu Mobile is the company behind freemium apps such as "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood," and now it has partnered with a new celebrity: Taylor Swift. The company is creating an app called "T...
12:41 pm -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget Eco-friendly concrete protects old buildings from earthquakes
Concrete has become the high-rise building material of choice because it's relatively cheap, easy to work with, long-lasting, and highly resistant to fire or explosions, unlike steel. It does hav...
12:22 pm -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget Pretend you still need film with Yashicas digital camera
Yashica has unveiled a new camera on Kickstarter that seems to offer the worst parts of both film and digital cameras. The digiFilm camera forces you to load a film-like cartridge that sets the look o...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget 'Blade Runner 2049' dives deeper on AI to transcend the original
Blade Runner 2049 is a miracle. It's a sequel that nobody really wanted -- certainly not fans of the seminal 1982 original by Ridley Scott. And ponderous explorations of artificial intelligence a...
11:38 am -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget Watch the Oculus Connect keynote right here at 1PM ET!
Guess what today is? If you said "Oculus Connect 4 keynote day" you were right. You also probably knew what day it was before reading this post. But I digress. Assuming you aren't in Sa...
11:18 am -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget Teens get their own Amazon accounts (if their parents let them)
Amazon's terms of service state that anyone under the age of 18 can only use the service with "the involvement of a parent or guardian." Now, the online retailer is making it easier for...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget Smart bakeware tells you when your cheesecake is ready
Temperature is everything when you're baking, but it's not all that fun to keep poking your dessert with a thermometer or toothpick to make sure it's truly finished. You might not have ...
10:38 am -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget Microsoft and Facebook's open AI ecosystem gains more support
Artificial intelligence has helped jump start everything from self-driving cars to soft robotics. As if that wasn't enough, it's also tearing down language barriers to bring the world closer...
10:19 am -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget Oculus open sources Rift DK2 hardware ahead of its next reveal
Three years ago, Oculus made the source code for the Oculus Rift DK1 open to all. Now, with the fourth Oculus Connect on the horizon, the company is doing it again with the Rift DK2. It has released t...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget PornHub is improving search with an AI porn addict
NSFW Warning: This story may contain links to and descriptions or images of explicit sexual acts.One of the (many) problems that porn websites that rely upon user-generated content have, is that its o...
09:46 am -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget Kamigami is a cute robot bug you build yourself
There are plenty of products out there that teach STEM skills, from robots you can code to kits for building musical instruments or games. But the "fun" is often short-lived. Most of the act...
09:30 am -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget Cadillacs hands-free feature fixes the worst parts about driving
The 145-mile jaunt between Flagstaff, Arizona, and Phoenix is almost entirely downhill. With a drop of approximately 5,800 feet between the two cities, the road that joins them -- Interstate 17 -- has...
09:15 am -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget Nissan made a DualShock-controlled car to promote 'GT Sport'
Professional racer Jann Mardenborough recently got the chance to live every Gran Turismo fan's dream: he drove a real car using a DualShock 4 controller from aboard a helicopter. That car was a m...
09:10 am -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget UK government shares its ideas for making the internet safer
Back in May, the Conservatives promised to introduce a "digital charter" if they were voted back into power. Theresa May's campaign was successful, which means it's now time to tur...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget Amazon's new Kindle Oasis is waterproof and has a bigger screen
We called Amazon's last Kindle Oasis "the perfect e-reader for the one percent." That still describes the new Oasis, which Amazon is officially unveiling today. To be fair, it's sl...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget Twitter: From microblogging to the president's mouthpiece
For the social media obsessed, Twitter's rise into the very fabric of our daily political lives might seem natural. But when you realize the site itself has only been around since 2006, Twitter&#...
08:31 am -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget Equifax breach included 10 million US driving licenses
10.9 million US driver's licenses were stolen in the massive breach that Equifax suffered in mid-May, according to a new report by The Wall Street Journal. In addition, WSJ has revealed that the ...
08:01 am -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget T-Mobile website bug let hackers steal data with a phone number
Up until last week, a T-Mobile website had a serious security hole that let hackers access user's email addresses, accounts and a phone's IMSI network code, according to a report from Mother...
07:01 am -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget OnePlus is collecting your private data without permission
OnePlus is mainly known as the little upstart that took on the big guns with the help of its solid, yet affordable, handsets. But, its in-house version of Android, dubbed OxygenOS, is once again threa...
06:00 am -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday. October 11th 2017
Hey, good morning!NVIDIA, a company best-known for its graphics cards, is making computers for self-driving cars, the company behind Overwatch has something new in the works and the Tamagotchi is back...
05:40 am -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget Rokus new UK players include an 80 4K streaming stick
Roku is a big name in home entertainment kit, but the UK market hasn't exactly been the company's top priority. In fact, aside from a regional mobile app update earlier this year, the last w...
05:30 am -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget The UK gets its first ocean-cleaning 'Seabin'
It's no secret that the world's oceans are full of floating waste. Things like plastic not only pollute the natural ecosystem, but pose a very real threat to its inhabitants. Back in Decembe...
05:00 am -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget Discover card users can redeem their points on Apple Pay
Apple Pay gives you many ways to pay for your purchases -- and now Discover's cashback bonus is one of them. Discover and Apple have teamed up to give you the ability to redeem your cashback poin...
02:57 am -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget Israel warned the US about Kaspersky after hacking its network
Kaspersky is in hot water...again. The US government recently prohibited federal agencies from using the company's products, and the FBI is reportedly convincing private entities to do the same. ...
01:07 am -04 - Wed, October 11, 2017
Engadget Project Fi Moto X4 won't ship until late October
If you were looking forward to getting a Project Fi Moto X4, you may want to steel yourself before checking your inbox. Google has sent out emails notifying people who pre-ordered the device on Fi tha...
11:19 pm -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget Pizza Hut Parka keeps you as warm as a pizza
Pizza Hut has a history of weird new "products" that are tragically just concepts announced as a stunt (sorry, no pie-ordering hi-top sneakers for you). As we stare down the barrel of anothe...
10:22 pm -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget Google Home Mini bug could make it record audio 24/7
Some of the Home Mini speakers Google gave away during its recent Pixel event aren't working correctly. That's what the company found out when it examined the unit it gave to Artem Russakovs...
09:44 pm -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget College students can pay for Amazon Prime by the month
Amazon is no stranger to discounting its services for college students. You've still had to pay for Prime by the year, however, which can seem wasteful if you're only on campus for some of ...
09:05 pm -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget Mark Zuckerberg apologizes for insensitive VR tour of Puerto Rico
Did Mark Zuckerberg's VR tour of hurricane-struck Puerto Rico come across as callous to you? You're far from alone, and Zuckerberg realizes it... in a manner of speaking. The Facebook chief ...
08:12 pm -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget Disney, Fox, Warner and Universal may team up on downloadable movies
After nearly a decade of battling between movie lockers, Disney may finally have support from other studios. According to a report from Bloomberg, "several major Hollywood film studios" are ...
07:28 pm -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget Tech giants team with Anti-Defamation League to fight online hate
Internet giants like Facebook and Google have had to step up their fights against hate speech in recent months, but they only occasionally present a united front against bigotry. That might change af...
06:50 pm -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget Intel created a superconducting test chip for quantum computing
Quantum computing is the next big technological revolution, and it's coming sooner than you might think. IBM unveiled its own quantum processor this past May, scientists have been experimenting w...
06:21 pm -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget Third-party Twitter client Twitterrific is back on macOS
Twitterrific has been through quite a few iterations.The Iconfactory's first third-party Twitter client originally launched for Mac then languished (thanks in part to Twitter's user caps) wh...
05:59 pm -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget North Korean hackers allegedly stole South Korean and US war plans
According to a report, North Korean hackers acquired military intel last year from South Korea that included a plan to 'decapitate' North Korean leadership. According to a South Korean lawma...
05:41 pm -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget Porsche's $2,000 Passport subscription swaps cars on demand
Like the idea of Cadillac's car subscription service, but feel its lineup is a little too... proletarian? If you live in Atlanta, you're in luck. Porsche is launching a Passport service in...
05:18 pm -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget Accenture left four servers of sensitive data completely unprotected
UpGuard has yet again uncovered a trove of corporate data left unprotected, this time from major consulting and management firm Accenture. The data -- contained on four cloud-based storage servers -- ...
04:56 pm -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget Overwatch Halloween event brings back last years spooky brawl
Blizzard teased that its hero shooter Overwatch would get Halloween seasonal event last week, but didn't release any details. But now it's live, which brings back last year's spooky pla...
04:37 pm -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget Hyundai hopes it can make online car shopping simpler
Dead-simple online shopping has spoiled us all, and Hyundai wants car shopping to feel just as painless. With its newly announced Shopper Assurance program (which launches first in Miami, Orlando, Dal...
04:20 pm -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget Medium expands its reading subscription to any author or publisher
Last March, publishing platform Medium introduced its Partner Program, a Netflix-style subscription model that gave members exclusive pieces of writing, access to features before anyone else, an offli...
04:04 pm -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget Meet Alice: The virtual assistant from Russian search giant Yandex
Russian search giant Yandex has unveiled its virtual assistant Alice. Like Alexa or Siri, Alice provides users with directions, weather forecasts and news as well as incorporating access to other Yand...
03:47 pm -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget Twitters Happening Now feature groups tweets about ongoing events
Twitter is introducing a new feature to timelines that will keep you up to date on particular ongoing events. At the top of your timeline, you'll start to see a Happening Now label that will show...
03:29 pm -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget DefCon event shows how easy it is to hack voting systems
It's no secret that it's possible to hack voting systems. But how easy is it, really? Entirely too easy, if you ask researchers at this year's DefCon. They've posted a report detai...
03:13 pm -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget Dow Jones reported a fake story about Google buying Apple
As 9to5Mac reports, the Dow Jones newswires had a bit of a shakeup this morning after a "technical error" led to the announcement of some rather ridiculous fake news. Dow Jones reported that...
03:04 pm -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget Cadillacs Super Cruise maps are key to our robotaxi future
Cadillac is doing something new with LiDAR. Instead of sticking a puck on its cars, it's using the sensors to map the highways of the United States and Canada and geofence its semi-autonomous Sup...
02:43 pm -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget Apple reportedly taps Spielberg for new 'Amazing Stories'
Looks like Apple found someone to spend some of that billion dollars it earmarked for original TV and movies on: Steven Spielberg. Each episode of the revived Amazing Stories anthology series will cos...
02:32 pm -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget Google can add new features to Android Wear through its app store
One of Google's most important decisions for Android was to separate key feature updates from new firmware -- you don't have to suffer through months of delays from your manufacturer and car...
02:10 pm -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget Amazon reportedly wants one-time access to your home for deliveries
The extensive lengths Amazon goes to deliver packages can be stymied by a different kind of last-mile problem: Thieves nabbing stuff left on the doorstep. To combat these so-called 'porch pirates...
01:52 pm -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget 'Until Dawn' headlines this month's horrific PS Now additions
Two years later and Sony finally got the timing right for PlayStation 4's choose-your-own-horror adventure Until Dawn. The Hayden-Panettiere-starring interactive movie is perfect for Halloween fr...
01:30 pm -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget After 10 years, I've finally accepted that 'Half-Life' is dead
Ten years ago today, Valve released Half-Life 2: Episode Two. It was the second of three announced games that directly continued the story that started in 2004's heavily lauded Half-Life 2. Episo...
01:11 pm -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget 'Gilmore Girls' creator's Amazon series debuts November 29th
If you were wondering how Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino would tackle her Amazon original series beyond the pilot episode, you now have a good idea. Amazon has posted the first trailer f...
12:53 pm -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget Dubai airport will scan your face as you walk through a video tunnel
A lot of passengers come and go through Dubai airports and by 2020, they're expected to play host to some 124 million people. So in an effort to increase the efficiency of security checkpoints, D...
12:32 pm -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget Apple Music's latest short stars Niall Horan from One Direction
Niall Horan might be a member of the celebrated boy band One Direction, but he's ready to strike out on his own with the release of his first solo album Flicker. Now, Billboard reports that thank...
12:11 pm -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget NVIDIA opens up its Holodeck VR design suite
Hardware makers have figured out that enterprises are the best way to make money off of VR and AR, not consumers. NVIDIA, a company that does both things well but has been particularly strong on the b...
12:05 pm -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget Ubers app will stop UK drivers working excessive hours
Earlier today, executives from Uber, Deliveroo and courier company Hermes addressed the UK government's Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, which is investigating how it might be ...
11:49 am -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget Samsung's new robot vacuums banish Darth Vader to cleaning duty
If you've lamented the lack of Star Wars-themed home cleaning appliances, then Samsung has just the robot vacuums for you. Today they announced limited editions of their POWERbot VR7000 vacuum cl...
11:28 am -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget Snapchat just made tagging places a lot more useful
More and more places are getting their own Snapchat location filters, but what good are they? Well, now they link to further information about where your pals are sending evaporating updates from. The...
11:22 am -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget Tap your phone to withdraw cash from Wells Fargo ATMs
Wells Fargo enabled smartphone-only ATM withdrawals back in March, but the need to punch in both an app-specific code and your PIN partly defeated the convenience of the feature. As of now, though, i...
11:02 am -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget Palette's Lego-like controls made me a faster video editor
Until robots take over video editing, you'll still have to fiddle with cuts, colors and sound levels. A keyboard is not always the best tool for that, and many control surfaces, like Loupedeck, a...
10:39 am -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget Japan's latest GPS satellite will guide self-driving cars
Japan just fulfilled a key part of its space ambitions -- and it'll have important ramifications for everything from self-driving cars to self-defense. The country has launched its fourth Michib...
10:20 am -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget What we're playing: 'Madden 18', 'Cuphead' and 'Destiny 2'
Welcome back to Gaming IRL, a monthly segment where several editors talk about what they've been playing in their downtime. This month, like much of the world, we've been playing Destiny 2 a...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget Kiiroo taps OhMiBod to build a better connected vibrator
Way back when, Dutch teledildonic startup Kiiroo launched a pair of devices that let you have sex from opposite ends of the internet. There was only one problem: the Onyx male masturbator and Pearl co...
09:40 am -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget Mitsubishi's turn signals of the future are projected on the road
Mitsubishi's experimental Safe and Secure Lighting system takes turn signals to the next level. Instead of tiny blinking lights, it uses big road-surface projections coupled with car displays to ...
09:20 am -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget Anti-doping agency to ban gene editing starting in 2018
Anti-doping agencies are constantly playing whack-a-mole with cheating, as new drugs pop up as soon as tests are found for the old ones. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) now says it wants to to cru...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget The 20th anniversary Tamagotchi is smaller but still easy to kill
It's been 20 years since the iconic virtual pet Tamagotchi hit US shores, becoming a must-have item for kids and teenagers and proving enough of a distraction that it was banned from many classro...
08:16 am -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget Netflix's first original soccer docuseries focuses on Juventus FC
Netflix rarely ventures into the world of sport, but for its latest original docuseries, the streaming giant has confirmed it's working with one of the biggest names in soccer (football): Juventu...
08:01 am -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget Blizzard is recruiting for an entirely new 'Overwatch' project
Blizzard could be working on a new Overwatch game. Between its updates aimed at curbing toxicity online and the bevy of new features it keeps rolling out, the publisher has plenty on its plate. But, a...
07:02 am -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget Amazon drops Echo Show price after YouTube fallout
The Echo Show currently costs $200, down from its original asking price of $230. Amazon is hoping the temporary sale price will convince you to overlook the fact that the device no longer supports You...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday, October 10th 2017
It's Tuesday morning and we've got a proper trailer for The Last Jedi and WiFi networks that can monitor your breathing. Oh, and a monstrous new RED camera that you probably can't affor...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget NVIDIA introduces a computer for level 5 autonomous cars
At the center of many of the semi-autonomous cars currently on the road is NVIDIA hardware. Once automakers realized that GPUs could power their latest features, the chipmaker, best known for the grap...
04:35 am -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget Nokia halts development of its $45,000 VR camera
Nokia created the Ozo spherical camera to get into the virtual reality market without having to compete with head-mounted devices like the Oculus Rift. Alas, things didn't go as well as the compa...
03:35 am -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget Twitter is developing a 'Save for Later' bookmarking feature
While most tweets are a quick read, a lot of people still want a way to save those worthy of a more in-depth inspection. After getting tons of requests for a "Save for Later" feature, the co...
02:26 am -04 - Tue, October 10, 2017
Engadget Mark Zuckerberg uses Facebook to visit Puerto Rico in VR
More than three years have passed since Facebook purchased virtual reality headset-maker Oculus VR for $2 billion. Now, with its fourth annual Oculus Connect event fast approaching, Mark Zuckerberg is...
11:54 pm -04 - Mon, October 9, 2017
Engadget 37,000 Chrome users downloaded a fake Adblock Plus extension
If you use Adblock Plus with Chrome and downloaded the extension pretty recently, you may want to check what you've installed. Apparently, a fake Adblock Plus extension made it through Google...
10:52 pm -04 - Mon, October 9, 2017
Engadget Microsoft buys 15 years worth of energy from GEs Irish wind farm
Microsoft announced that it has bought all the energy that will be produced for the next 15 years by GE's 37-megawatt Tullahennel wind farm in Ireland. But this isn't just a good marketing m...
09:59 pm -04 - Mon, October 9, 2017
Engadget Here's your full-length 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' trailer
The next Star Wars film won't hit theaters until December 15th, but there's a new trailer that just aired during Monday Night Football. Star Wars: The Last Jedi brings Luke Skywalker back in...
09:34 pm -04 - Mon, October 9, 2017
Engadget HP's VR backpack computer starts shipping this week
HP's latest virtual reality backpack PC has been a long time in coming: the company unveiled it in June and promised a July release that came and went with nothing to show. At last, though, it�...
08:39 pm -04 - Mon, October 9, 2017
Engadget Netflix's Wheelman film is a claustrophobic driving thriller
'Man and his car' films occasionally become genre classics, like Bullitt, Drive and Baby Driver, but even farther-ranging flicks like Death Proof and Speed use vehicles as brilliant settings...
08:12 pm -04 - Mon, October 9, 2017
Engadget What's on TV: 'Mr. Robot,' 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' and 'Lore'
This week Mr. Robot returns for its third season on USA, however on streaming we're keeping an eye out for podcast-turned-TV show Lore, which will debuts its first full season Friday on Amazon Pr...
07:24 pm -04 - Mon, October 9, 2017
Engadget Researchers can bring selfies to life with a separate video
Sure, Apple's Live Photos and Google's new Motion Photos do a decent job of animating a still image, but researchers at Tel Aviv University and Facebook have come up with a way to bring self...
06:54 pm -04 - Mon, October 9, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's Cortana finds answers inside your Skype chats
You can already count on a dash of AI assistance in some mobile messaging apps, whether it's Google Assistant in Allo or the smart replies you find across iOS. But what if Skype is your chat app ...
06:33 pm -04 - Mon, October 9, 2017
Engadget SpiderMAV drone shoots 'webs' at walls to perch in place
Consumer drones have more or less conquered hovering, but are there easier ways to stay in place? Researchers from Imperial College London have a possible answer: The SpiderMAV, a UAV that shoots rope...
06:02 pm -04 - Mon, October 9, 2017
Engadget A 'new' version of iTunes brings back apps and ringtones
Still need a way to manage your applications and ringtones in addition to your music, movies and other media on your iPhone? Well, there's an app for that. Following iTunes' massive overhaul...
05:39 pm -04 - Mon, October 9, 2017
Engadget 'Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare' has a Halloween bash of its own
Halloween is always a fun time for gamers. This year, Overwatch fans get their second annual seasonal update in a day or so, while Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare players can jump into a month-long eve...
05:18 pm -04 - Mon, October 9, 2017
Engadget iPad Pro could be Apple's next device to use Face ID
It's safe to assume that the face recognition system in the iPhone X will eventually reach other devices, but which ones are next in line? KGI's Ming-Chi Kuo might have an idea. The historic...
05:01 pm -04 - Mon, October 9, 2017
Engadget Afghanistan will soon have free mobile access to Wikipedia
Afghanistan has been rapidly improving its technological infrastructure since the Taliban was ousted in 2001. A group of film historians in the country recently digitized films that had been saved fro...
04:38 pm -04 - Mon, October 9, 2017
Engadget EA extends 'Star Wars Battlefront II' public beta until Wednesday
If you didn't get enough rebel-on-galactic action during EA's Star Wars Battlefront II beta this past weekend, you're in luck. EA announced on Monday that it is extending the public eve...
04:19 pm -04 - Mon, October 9, 2017
Engadget YouTube bans gun modding tutorials after Las Vegas shooting
Following the deadly massacre in Las Vegas last week, YouTube has begun banning videos that depict tutorials on gun modification. According to a YouTube spokesperson, this was an expansion of an exist...
04:02 pm -04 - Mon, October 9, 2017
Engadget Microsoft canceled an 'all-screen' Windows phone in 2014
All-screen phones may be all the rage in 2017, but Microsoft apparently had chance to beat everyone to the punch 3 years ago... and whiffed it. Windows Central has obtained the prototype of an unname...
03:41 pm -04 - Mon, October 9, 2017
Engadget Facebook's 'StarCraft' AI was defeated by hobbyists
Last weekend, Facebook sent its own artificial intelligence to rumble in a StarCraft tournament that only allows AI participants. This was the social network's first entry in the annual competiti...
03:22 pm -04 - Mon, October 9, 2017
Engadget Australian police posed as child abusers for a dark web sting
Where do you draw the line when trying to catch child abusers? That's what authorities have to decide when they run sting operations on the dark web. When Norwegian newspaper VG investigated one ...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, October 9, 2017
Engadget Twitter bot's 'Glitch Art' is a digital impressionist dream
While most people find video glitches or artifacts distracting, some folks see the beauty in them. One of those is programmer and visual artist David Kraftsow, known for his trippy YooouuuTuuube gener...
02:42 pm -04 - Mon, October 9, 2017
Engadget Waymo ad campaign aims to get the public behind self-driving cars
Waymo announced today that it has created "the world's first public education campaign for fully self-driving cars." It's called the "Let's Talk Self-Driving" campai...
02:21 pm -04 - Mon, October 9, 2017
Engadget GM's Cruise buys LIDAR company to drastically cut self-driving costs
GM has already said it has what it takes to get a fleet of autonomous vehicles on the road before anyone else, and that timeline might've sped up further. Cruise Automation, the company GM acquir...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, October 9, 2017
Engadget All 30 NBA teams will have their own Alexa skill this season
Amazon's Alexa is already helpful for broadcasting sports scores upon request. For the upcoming NBA season though, the virtual assistant will serve up more detailed information on every team in t...
01:35 pm -04 - Mon, October 9, 2017
Engadget EPA plans to repeal Obama-era Clean Power Plan
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, Scott Pruitt, announced today he would sign a proposed rule that would withdraw the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan (CPP). "H...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, October 9, 2017
Engadget New camera tech could help self-driving cars see around corners
Self-driving cars can detect much of the world around them, but they're inherently limited by their reliance on line-of-sight vision. They're not so good at spotting the visual cues that a ...
12:51 pm -04 - Mon, October 9, 2017
Engadget Sony's first robot in years will be an Aibo sequel
Sony hasn't been shy about promising a return to robots, but just what will this revival look like? We now have an idea... and it'll seem remarkably familiar. Nikkei reports that Sony'...
12:44 pm -04 - Mon, October 9, 2017
Engadget Deliveroos pop-up kitchens are ticking off local councils
Anyone that's ever ordered food for delivery will know your postcode is only as good as the eateries that serve it. Earlier this year, Deliveroo announced "Editions" as a new way to bri...
12:21 pm -04 - Mon, October 9, 2017
Engadget Mixcloud plans subscription service with Warner Music deal
Mixcloud -- a user-generated audio site similar to SoundCloud but with more of a focus on long-form content -- just signed a licensing deal with Warner Music, the Financial Times reports. This means t...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, October 9, 2017
Engadget The Best Budget Subwoofer
By Brent ButterworthThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn affi...
11:55 am -04 - Mon, October 9, 2017
Engadget Robot Wars returns on October 22nd
Of course, Robot Wars is coming back for another season. The show's revival in July 2016 was a huge success, reminding everyone how much fun it is to watch homemade robots smash each other to bit...
11:48 am -04 - Mon, October 9, 2017
Engadget Google created a fun way to learn about simple AI
You've probably heard the term "machine learning" quite a bit -- basically, it refers to training computers to learn without directly programming them. It's a particularly hot topi...
11:07 am -04 - Mon, October 9, 2017
Engadget Hulu dives into eSports with four ESL-made shows
A handful of TV networks have started to incorporate more eSports content into their lineups and now eSports have made their way to streaming video on demand as Hulu and ESL have teamed up to create f...
10:22 am -04 - Mon, October 9, 2017
Engadget Walmarts app makes the return process easier
Walmart is adding another new feature to its app and this one aims to make returning items as painless as possible. Starting soon, when you need to return something, you'll first start the proces...
09:55 am -04 - Mon, October 9, 2017
Engadget 'Batman: The Animated Series' is coming to Blu-ray in 2018
Batman: The Animated Series is finally getting the remaster treatment it deserves. From this weekend's New York Comic Con Warner Bros. announced that "later in the year" in 2018 it will...
09:22 am -04 - Mon, October 9, 2017
Engadget WiFi mesh networks can detect your breathing
In the world of indoor security systems, motion detection usually relies on cameras or at least dedicated sensors. Both types of solution add to hardware plus installation costs, not to mention that n...
09:01 am -04 - Mon, October 9, 2017
Engadget Nintendos mini SNES quickly cracked to run more games
It appears that Nintendo really doesn't mind modders cracking open its little retro consoles and using them for more than they were originally intended. Back when the NES Classic Edition was rele...
08:20 am -04 - Mon, October 9, 2017
Engadget Google also found evidence of Russian influence in US election
Et tu, Google? Search and ad giant Google has found evidence that Russian agents purchased ads on YouTube, Google Search, Gmail and the company's DoubleClick ad network, unnamed sources have told...
08:01 am -04 - Mon, October 9, 2017
Engadget Red's new flagship camera is the $80,000 Monstro 8K VV
RED's cinema cameras are too expensive for most of us, but they do push the state-of-the-art, making future camera's you can afford better. A case in point is RED's latest sensor called...
07:03 am -04 - Mon, October 9, 2017
Engadget Google's Store is now just a click away from its homepage
Google is making its minimal homepage that little bit busier. Keep your eyes peeled the next time you land on Google.com and you should spot two new links in the upper left hand corner. "About&qu...
06:00 am -04 - Mon, October 9, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Monday, October 9th 2017
Hey, good morning!Welcome to your week! Over the weekend, we mention a few ghosts from smartphone past, we pour one out for the end of AIM, and there's the return of our robotic table-tennis riva...
05:00 am -04 - Mon, October 9, 2017
Engadget Engadget UK giveaway: Win an iPhone 8 courtesy of Casetify
Even the sweet scent of autumn rain can't beat that new iPhone smell, and that's exactly what we're giving away this week. And not just that, but an actual gold iPhone 8 (64GB) to go wi...
04:28 am -04 - Mon, October 9, 2017
Engadget Black lawmakers call on Facebook and Twitter to purge racist ads
Facebook and Twitter are facing renewed calls from US lawmakers to ensure ads on their respective platforms aren't used to spread hate. The two firms are currently cooperating with Congressional ...
03:02 am -04 - Mon, October 9, 2017
Engadget China denies carrying out cyberattacks against US-based activist
China claims it wasn't behind the hacking of a US think tank that was set to host exiled Chinese tycoon-turned-activist Guo Wengui. The Hudson Institute abruptly canceled its event with Guo last ...
01:10 am -04 - Mon, October 9, 2017
Engadget Steven Soderbergh's 'Mosaic' app lets you choose a show's narrative
Many TV shows have apps, but they're usually meant as nothing more than companions that encourage you to tune in. What if you could actually choose how the story is presented? Steven Soderbergh...
11:30 pm -04 - Sun, October 8, 2017
Engadget Watch Hulu's first teaser for Stephen King's 'Castle Rock'
Ever since Hulu announced Castle Rock, there's been a lingering question: just what would JJ Abrams' take on Stephen King's universe look like? You now have a better idea. Hulu has post...
10:01 pm -04 - Sun, October 8, 2017
Engadget Scientists create 'tooth cracker' device to harvest stem cells
That pesky wisdom tooth you're glad you got rid of is apparently a great source of stem cells that could save lives. However, it's not easy getting to the tooth root pulp that contains those...
08:29 pm -04 - Sun, October 8, 2017
Engadget BlackBerry Motion arrives with no keyboard and a giant battery
That didn't take long -- mere days after images emerged, BlackBerry has launched the Motion. As expected, it's effectively a KEYone without the keyboard... and a couple of extra perks. You...
06:57 pm -04 - Sun, October 8, 2017
Engadget Microsoft exec says Windows 10 Mobile is no longer a 'focus'
It's no secret that work on Windows 10 Mobile has wound down given the lack of new devices and software features (talk of mobile Windows updates was virtually absent at Build, for example), but w...
05:26 pm -04 - Sun, October 8, 2017
Engadget OMRON's updated ping pong robot can serve and take smashes
It's CEATEC, so I knew OMRON would once again bring out its massive table tennis robot to belittle us humans, but what I didn't expect was a significant performance jump this time. FORPHEUS,...
04:31 pm -04 - Sun, October 8, 2017
Engadget EU raids banks over attempts to block financial tech rivals
You'd think that governments were waging a war against financial technology given reports of crackdowns and tighter regulation, but the opposite is true in Europe. EU officials have confirmed th...
02:58 pm -04 - Sun, October 8, 2017
Engadget Casio's '2.5D' printer can mimic leather and fabric
It's safe to say that we're all familiar with the term "3D printing" by now, but "2.5D printing?" As silly as it sounds, this may be a game changer for all the industrial...
01:59 pm -04 - Sun, October 8, 2017
Engadget Solar car race kicks off 30th anniversary with a fresh challenge
It's a special moment in the history of clean energy: the 30th anniversary World Solar Challenge has begun. A total of 42 solar-powered cars (the largest field to date) left Darwin, Australia on...
12:28 pm -04 - Sun, October 8, 2017
Engadget FDA clears implant that treats severe sleep apnea
Sleep apnea (where your brain doesn't properly send breathing signals while resting) is horrible enough by itself, but the solutions to it can be scary: you may have to take medication, rely on u...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, October 8, 2017
Engadget After Math: Starting up, shutting down
While the tech industry focused on all of the new shinies Google unveiled on Wednesday, the rest of the world turned. The Supreme Court shut down Kim Dotcom's attempts to get his millions back, T...
08:30 am -04 - Sun, October 8, 2017
Engadget Ben Heck's Super Glue Gun: Scoping out the Autostand
Is Ben over-engineering the Super Glue Gun? Working on an idea from Felix, Ben prototypes the automatic deploying kickstand for the super glue gun build, and develops code for the ATTiny microcontroll...
06:28 am -04 - Sun, October 8, 2017
Engadget Google's Pixel 2 phones fight distracted driving
You don't have to own an iPhone or Samsung phone to get a modern handset that keeps your eyes on the road. The 9to5Google team has discovered that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL include a buried feat...
02:02 am -04 - Sun, October 8, 2017
Engadget 1Password extension is finally available for Microsoft Edge
You don't have to make do with LastPass on Edge anymore if you like 1Password better. The password manager's Edge extension is finally available on Windows 10 a year after a preview came out...
11:36 pm -04 - Sat, October 7, 2017
Engadget Facebook aims to balance its fact-checking with a right-wing magazine
Facebook made much ado about bringing on third-party fact-checkers to curb fake news. However, it has faced accusations that the fact-checkers themselves are biased -- allegedly, too many of them ske...
10:03 pm -04 - Sat, October 7, 2017
Engadget Google Fiber wont offer TV in San Antonio and Louisville
It's no secret that Google Fiber is struggling. Its CEO George McCray stepped down in July, only five months into his term, and parent company Alphabet has yet to announce a replacement. On top o...
08:34 pm -04 - Sat, October 7, 2017
Engadget Car makers ask US officials to loosen fuel economy requirements
It's no secret that automakers believe the US' recently-instituted fuel efficiency requirements are too stringent, but now they've made those views official. The Alliance of Automobile ...
07:03 pm -04 - Sat, October 7, 2017
Engadget Magic Leap will get Madefire mixed reality comics on launch day
Magic Leap is getting Madefire's mixed reality comics from day one. Reps from both companies announced their partnership at the New York Comic Con, revealing that they've actually been worki...
05:32 pm -04 - Sat, October 7, 2017
Engadget MLB fines coach for wearing an Apple Watch during a game
Officials at the MLB are definitely keen to remind teams that they aren't allowed to use wearable tech during games. The league has fined Arizona Diamondbacks coach Ariel Prieto for wearing his ...
04:02 pm -04 - Sat, October 7, 2017
Engadget Amazon is thinking of selling medicine online
There might come a time when you can order prescription meds with household items and groceries from Amazon. According to CNBC, the e-retail giant is thinking of breaking into the pharmacy business, a...
02:29 pm -04 - Sat, October 7, 2017
Engadget Facebook will hand-review every ad targeting politics and race
When Facebook said it was hiring 1,000 more people to manually review ads, it wasn't necessarily clear to everyone what that entailed -- just what was the focus, and would it affect upstanding ad...
02:29 pm -04 - Sat, October 7, 2017
Engadget Facebook will hand-review ads targeting politics and race
When Facebook said it was hiring 1,000 more people to manually review ads, it wasn't necessarily clear to everyone what that entailed -- just what was the focus, and would it affect upstanding ad...
01:00 pm -04 - Sat, October 7, 2017
Engadget Recommended Reading: The 'Blade Runner' effect on electronic music
Do Androids Dream Of Electronic Beats? Al Horner,FACTAfter months of teases, trailers and short films, Blade Runner 2049 is now in theaters. FACT takes a look at the original film's impact on mus...
11:31 am -04 - Sat, October 7, 2017
Engadget Hulu drops the first trailer for its Marvel exclusive Runaways
While Netflix is home to the lion's share of Marvel TV shows, Hulu will soon get a slice of the action. Announced last year, Runaways is set to land on the streaming service next month. In the me...
10:00 am -04 - Sat, October 7, 2017
Engadget AIM AFK 4EVA
For the better part of two decades, starting in the mid '90s, AIM (previously AOL Instant Messenger) was the way to communicate online. For a certain generation, which most of the Engadget staff ...
08:30 am -04 - Sat, October 7, 2017
Engadget Ask Engadget: How does one start playing 'Overwatch' as an adult?
The amount of support shared between readers in the Engadget's comment section is one of the most impressive parts of the Engadget community. There is terrific advice in the comment section, on e...
08:00 am -04 - Sat, October 7, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the weekend. The voice of a generation is going quiet, and Apple is about to deliver new emoji....
06:26 am -04 - Sat, October 7, 2017
Engadget Researchers create a fast-sealing surgical 'glue' for closing wounds
Closing up wounds typically calls for sutures or staples, but neither are able to create a complete seal. And when it comes to internal injuries that are harder to get to and wounds on organs that mov...
03:35 am -04 - Sat, October 7, 2017
Engadget Project Loon cleared to help restore wireless in Puerto Rico
Project Loon -- the balloon delivered internet project that started life as part of Google and now calls Alphabet's X "innovation lab" home -- has moved one step closer to becoming a pa...
10:49 pm -04 - Fri, October 6, 2017
Engadget Disqus reveals it suffered a security breach in 2012
Another day, another security breach (and another, and another...). This time it's Disqus, which is revealing that in 2012 -- around the time when Engadget used Disqus for comments -- hackers mad...
09:04 pm -04 - Fri, October 6, 2017
Engadget Uber and Lyft may not have to fingerprint drivers in California
Ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft have had some issues with driver background checks over the years. More than 8,000 drivers from both companies failed checks in Massachusetts this year, while Uber...
08:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 6, 2017
Engadget Eve Online is going mobile next year with Project Aurora
Popular space MMO Eve Online has been doing pretty well lately, bringing a massive map, galactic trade economies and the vastness of space to players over its 14-year history. It's made several m...
07:02 pm -04 - Fri, October 6, 2017
Engadget Navajo Nation may undo genetic research ban in hopes of better care
The Navajo Nation banned genetic studies in 2002 due to concerns over how its members' genetic material would be used, but, as Nature News reports, the Navajo are considering a reversal of that p...
06:01 pm -04 - Fri, October 6, 2017
Engadget Audi's flagship A8 has an overwhelming amount of tech
The 2019 Audi A8 is one of the most, if not the most technically advanced cars in the world, so when the company offered a test drive, how could we resist? While we didn't get to see the vaunted ...
05:42 pm -04 - Fri, October 6, 2017
Engadget Star Wars Battlefront II public betas are available this weekend
Whether it's the cinematic campaign, the much-improved space combat or simply being able to pilot ships as the franchise's favorite muppet wizard, there's a lot to look forward to when ...
05:20 pm -04 - Fri, October 6, 2017
Engadget Ghostface's cryptocurrency demands bulletproof wallets
At this point it's kind of surprising that Wu-Tang Clan hadn't gotten into the cryptocurrency game. After all, even Burger King is doing it and Wu-Tang Financial was all about diversifying y...
04:59 pm -04 - Fri, October 6, 2017
Engadget Tesla pushes EV semi-truck launch to November 16th
The automotive world has been awaiting Tesla's long-teased electric semi-truck, which it was supposed to unveil on October 26th. But the company is pushing that date back to November 16th for a c...
04:42 pm -04 - Fri, October 6, 2017
Engadget FCC creates hurricane task force to aid recovery in Puerto Rico
Days after the agency pledged $77 million to fix communications on Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, newly-reconfirmed FCC Chair Ajit Pai announced the creation of the Hurricane Recovery Task Force....
04:21 pm -04 - Fri, October 6, 2017
Engadget Pacific Rim Uprising trailer pits John Boyega against kaiju
Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim was a geek's fever dream, mixing together elements of kaiju (giant monster) films, huge robots and anime. Now, the cinema gods have blessed us with a sequel,...
04:01 pm -04 - Fri, October 6, 2017
Engadget Renault-Nissan bets its future on electric and hybrid cars
The Renault-Nissan alliance is no stranger to producing electric cars. Have heard of this little thing called the Leaf? However, its eco-friendly vehicles have tended to be odd ducks in the lineup. ...
03:41 pm -04 - Fri, October 6, 2017
Engadget Researchers have increased atomic clock precision yet again
Researchers have pushed the precision and stability of atomic clocks to increasingly greater levels over the last few years. A big advancement was the introduction of optical lattices, lasers which es...
03:22 pm -04 - Fri, October 6, 2017
Engadget Explore Philip K. Dick's crazy futures in 'Electric Dreams' trailer
Amazon is no stranger to sci-fi author Philip K. Dick's somewhat skewed vision of the future, having found success with The Man in the High Castle and its alternative history timeline. The compan...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 6, 2017
Engadget What if Russian voter hacks were just part of its Facebook ad campaign?
This week's news that Russian Facebook ads targeted crucial swing states in the 2016 election changes what we know about the voter databases and software systems that were hacked into by Russian ...
02:38 pm -04 - Fri, October 6, 2017
Engadget Stream Austin City Limits performances live this weekend
Summer might be over, but there's still a couple music festivals on tap. If you can't make it to the Lone Star State, Austin City Limits is partnering with Red Bull TV to stream a weekend of...
02:19 pm -04 - Fri, October 6, 2017
Engadget Transforming vehicles and aerial dogfights are coming to 'GTA Online'
GTA Online manages to do more than hang on to its playerbase, despite its source game Grand Theft Auto V coming out four years ago. The continual flow of bonus content every other month net studio Roc...
01:59 pm -04 - Fri, October 6, 2017
Engadget Facebook's Workplace chat app brings screen sharing to the desktop
It seems like everyone wants to take on Slack these days when it comes to virtual office systems. The latest is Facebook, which, according to TechCrunch has quietly added screen sharing and released a...
01:41 pm -04 - Fri, October 6, 2017
Engadget Paul Allen puts $40 million towards combatting illegal fishing
Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen is working on a system that will monitor the oceans for illegal fishing, reports Bloomberg. It's called SkyLight and Allen is putting $40 million towards the projec...
01:22 pm -04 - Fri, October 6, 2017
Engadget Cortana can command your smart home devices on Windows 10
Now that Google has unveiled the new additions to its Home speaker lineup and Sonos has launched its own Alexa-enabled device, Microsoft seriously has to hurry up if it wants its assistant to have a s...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 6, 2017
Engadget Nikes NFC-powered NBA jerseys are a door to exclusive goods
When the National Basketball Association's 2017-2018 season tips off on October 17th, it will mark the beginning of a new era for the league. For the first time in more than a decade, all 30 team...
12:39 pm -04 - Fri, October 6, 2017
Engadget Google Home can help you find your phone when asked
As teased by Google at its Pixel 2 launch event earlier this week, its Home speakers can now actively ping your phone when you've misplaced it. (It's down the couch cushions, I bet.) For And...
12:18 pm -04 - Fri, October 6, 2017
Engadget Theres a tiny Master Chief etched inside the Xbox One X
The Xbox One X, Microsoft's mid-generation answer to the PlayStation 4 Pro, is launching next month. The $500 system is a more powerful version of the Xbox One that will "enhance" games...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 6, 2017
Engadget The best USB-C adapters, cables, and hubs
By Nick GuyThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn affiliate com...
11:38 am -04 - Fri, October 6, 2017
Engadget Boeing buys Aurora, an autonomous drone company
Boeing has announced that it's buying Aurora Flight Sciences, a company that is developing autonomous flying vehicles. Aurora's strengths are in creating aircraft that take off and land vert...
11:19 am -04 - Fri, October 6, 2017
Engadget Puerto Rico governor will discuss Tesla solar systems with Elon Musk
Following hurricanes Irma and Maria, millions of Puerto Rico residents were left without electricity and it's expected to take months for power to be restored. Well one person mused on Twitter wh...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, October 6, 2017
Engadget Americas cash-free future is just around the corner
Shake Shack's next burger joint at Astor Place in NYC doesn't want your money -- at least not the physical variety. In an effort to reduce the "friction time" between paying for yo...
10:45 am -04 - Fri, October 6, 2017
Engadget AOL Instant Messenger is shutting down on December 15th
It's the end of an era. AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) is officially shutting down on December 15th, Oath announced this morning. AIM started out as the built-in chat application in America Online&#...
10:30 am -04 - Fri, October 6, 2017
Engadget Michigan's manufacturing past is fueling its tech future
Michigan's struggles have played out on the world's stage. Just after the turn of the century began what's referred to as the state's lost decade, the economy faltered, oil prices ...
10:16 am -04 - Fri, October 6, 2017
Engadget Google creates an online exhibit for contemporary art
Some artists actually like it when you say "my four-year-old could do that," because it means you've a) questioned whether a work is art, and b) wondered why or why not. I just learned ...
10:02 am -04 - Fri, October 6, 2017
Engadget Apple adds wizard, dinosaur and mermaid emoji in iOS 11.1
Hundreds more emoji are coming to your iPhone soon. Apple says it's adding "more emotive smiley faces" as well as gender-neutral icons, more food and (importantly) mythical creatures --...
09:41 am -04 - Fri, October 6, 2017
Engadget Google's quick-loading webpages are getting a better name
When you see "AMP" next to a search result on mobile, it means that page will load quickly on your phone -- much faster than a page without the label. "AMP" sounds too cold and tec...
09:31 am -04 - Fri, October 6, 2017
Engadget Channel 4 is giving The Chicken Connoisseur his own show
YouTube star Elijah Quashie, better known as the Chicken Connoisseur, has been given his own show on Channel 4. The Peng Life will be a broader take on Quashie's hit channel, which reviews the be...
09:21 am -04 - Fri, October 6, 2017
Engadget Discord makes video chat and screen sharing available to all
As promised, Discord is rolling out video chat and screen share to its entire user base. Some of you may recall that the Slack-style gaming chat app began testing the highly-requested features in Augu...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, October 6, 2017
Engadget Dance in a trippy VR rave inspired by Tokimonsta's new album
Producer and DJ TOKiMONSTA has partnered with social VR music platform TheWaveVR to release a special edition of her next album, Lune Rouge. While the new record drops today, fans with an HTC Vive or ...
08:29 am -04 - Fri, October 6, 2017
Engadget FDA approves first Zika test for blood donations
While the Zika virus is primarily transmitted by mosquito bites, it could also be passed through blood transfusion. To ensure that nobody who needs transfusion in the US gets infected, the US Food and...
08:00 am -04 - Fri, October 6, 2017
Engadget Spheros R2-Q5 Star Wars droid is basically a goth R2-D2
Sphero just announced a new app-controlled robot a few days ago, the Mini, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have anything else in the works. The company has now revealed the latest member of...
07:01 am -04 - Fri, October 6, 2017
Engadget Apple's latest doc is about unsung music legend Bert Berns
Apple's latest video exclusive is another documentary on a lesser-known music maestro. Just days after the premiere of its Clive Davis feature, its unveiled the trailer for Bang! The Bert Berns S...
06:00 am -04 - Fri, October 6, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, October 6th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Netflix prices are up, we cringe at the VR headsets and head-mounted displays of yesteryear, and we gaze into Samsung's incredibly widescreen gaming monitor....
05:45 am -04 - Fri, October 6, 2017
Engadget Netflix is getting more expensive in the UK
Some Netflix subscriptions have just gotten a tad pricier in the UK, reflecting a similar hike announced over in the US. The most basic, &pound;6 per month plan remains unaffected, but the price o...
04:45 am -04 - Fri, October 6, 2017
Engadget Taxify takes on Uber in Paris with lower prices and commissions
Taxify is boldly entering the Paris ridesharing market that has proven to be such a pain for Uber and others. The company announced it will be able to compete with its main competition, UberX, thanks ...
03:29 am -04 - Fri, October 6, 2017
Engadget Amazon is opening a Tokyo pop-up bar to promote booze sales
Amazon loves dealing with booze in Japan. In 2016, it launched a free Sommelier service for those who just can't choose which wine to buy. Now, it's opening a pop-up bar in Ginza, Tokyo'...
02:14 am -04 - Fri, October 6, 2017
Engadget BlackBerry's water-resistant Motion revealed in leak
BlackBerry's decision to embrace Android may not restore the brand to its former glory, but it's been a promising start. We were impressed with its latest phone, the KeyOne, which catered to...
11:43 pm -04 - Thu, October 5, 2017
Engadget Google Photos will limit Pixel 2 users' uploads after 2020
Google promised you'd be able to upload files to the Photos app in their original quality and resolution so long as you use a Pixel phone. If you get a Pixel 2, though, that's only true unti...
09:56 pm -04 - Thu, October 5, 2017
Engadget ISS crews 360-degree video is the closest youll get to space
You can always count on the crew of the International Space Station to harness technology to bring us up to the heavens with them. Back in July, they uploaded enough footage to map the entire station ...
09:01 pm -04 - Thu, October 5, 2017
Engadget Airbus flying taxi concept on track to make first flight in 2018
It's 2017, and yes, the flying car might be coming -- but you probably won't drive it. European aviation giant Airbus claimed that the company's flying taxi concept is on track to make ...
08:11 pm -04 - Thu, October 5, 2017
Engadget Mattel cancels kid-friendly smart speaker amid privacy concerns
Mattel announced its digital assistant-powered smart speaker for kids, Aristotle, this past January. The Echo-style audio device was set to offer baby monitoring, games, facts and sounds to help sooth...
07:20 pm -04 - Thu, October 5, 2017
Engadget Trumps chief of staff reportedly used compromised phone for months
John Kelly, the White House's chief of staff, spent months using a "compromised" personal cell phone, according to a new report from Politico. Despite noticing limited functionality on ...
06:30 pm -04 - Thu, October 5, 2017
Engadget Hulus next show pulls a gamer into the past to save the future
Hulu's surely riding high after its original show The Handmaid's Tale took home the Best Drama Series Emmy, but its next series looks to be a bit lighter-hearted. Created by Seth Rogan and f...
05:49 pm -04 - Thu, October 5, 2017
Engadget Zillow is adding 3D tours to its real estate listings
Zillow is working on an app that will allow those hunting for homes on its site to get a 3D tour of houses they're interested in buying or renting. The company says that 44 percent of home buyers...
05:20 pm -04 - Thu, October 5, 2017
Engadget Google removes Android Wear section from its online store
Google may have unveiled gobs of hardware at its October 4th event, but it also took something away in the process: namely, the Android Wear section of its online store. You won't see any mentio...
05:01 pm -04 - Thu, October 5, 2017
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Mackie CR3 speakers drop to $70
This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that...
04:41 pm -04 - Thu, October 5, 2017
Engadget Alexa helps you reserve a ride with car2go's carsharing service
You can now order a car2go by commanding Alexa to find the nearest one and reserve it. The pay-by-time carsharing service is the latest automotive-related company to get a skill that integrates it wit...
04:19 pm -04 - Thu, October 5, 2017
Engadget The Essential Phones camera may be getting a lot faster
When Andy Rubin's Essential Phone came out in September, our review called out its poorly-performing camera while also noting that there were two new updates to improve things in the week we had ...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 5, 2017
Engadget Samsungs huge 49-inch gaming monitor is an ultrawide dream
What's better than dual monitors? An "ultrawide" display, that make games more immersive and multitasking easier than a standard widescreen monitor. But Samsung wasn't satisfied wi...
03:32 pm -04 - Thu, October 5, 2017
Engadget Netflix's next original is a personal kind of superhero story
Finding superhero stuff on Netflix isn't difficult whatsoever, but the streaming service and actor Michael B. Jordan have a new type of origin story in mind. Raising Dion asks what it'd be l...
03:01 pm -04 - Thu, October 5, 2017
Engadget Russian hackers reportedly stole NSA cyber defense material
The Wall Street Journal reports today that Russian hackers stole documents detailing how US agencies defend their networks against cyberattacks, how they breach foreign networks and the computer code ...
02:39 pm -04 - Thu, October 5, 2017
Engadget Chevy is building a hydrogen fuel-cell transport vehicle for the Army
Chevy's venture into working with the Army on alternative-fuel vehicles isn't stopping with the Colorado ZH2. No, the pair are pushing forward with the Silent Utility Rover Universal Superst...
02:18 pm -04 - Thu, October 5, 2017
Engadget YouTube reportedly alters search algorithm after Las Vegas shooting
YouTube has updated its search engine in an effort to promote more authoritative videos, hoping to diminish the reach of conspiracy theories, harmful messages and misinformation on the platform, The W...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 5, 2017
Engadget Apple Music tunes are now available inside Facebook Messenger
We've known for a while that both Spotify and Apple Music were coming to Facebook Messenger. Spotify was integrated as a chat extension this past August with an AI-powered group playlist feature....
01:41 pm -04 - Thu, October 5, 2017
Engadget Harman's Cortana-powered speaker may go on sale soon for $200
Harman Kardon's Cortana-powered speaker might be hitting stores sometime soon. The Verge reports that a listing for the Invoke with Cortana has shown up in Microsoft's store alongside a $200...
01:22 pm -04 - Thu, October 5, 2017
Engadget SanDisks 'Industrial' SD cards can withstand extreme temperatures
Western Digital is working on a new line of SanDisk memory cards that can withstand a wide range of temperatures, from the extremely hot to the extremely cold, AnandTech reports. The lineup includes a...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 5, 2017
Engadget Smart speakers are working their way into every home
Apple, Google and Amazon have all announced smart speakers that are more like gadgets than audio gear. Of course, whenever a tech company attempts to build audio gear, the specter of the iPod HiFi loo...
12:30 pm -04 - Thu, October 5, 2017
Engadget What to expect from the Engadget Experience, our immersive art tech event
New mediums like augmented reality, virtual reality and artificial intelligence are pushing the boundaries of art, entertainment, gaming and performance -- but immersive media isn't always access...
12:16 pm -04 - Thu, October 5, 2017
Engadget Sharp's smartphone robot gets a more 'affordable' WiFi version
If you've been waiting for a price drop for Sharp's super adorable robot phone, your wait is sort of over. As of October 6th, you can get a RoBoHon for 138,000 yen (excluding tax) which is a...
11:58 am -04 - Thu, October 5, 2017
Engadget The ugly history of strapping screens to our faces
2017 isn't the first time that VR, or any face-worn gadget for that matter, has attempted to make it in the mainstream. And yet, the hardware itself, be it a Daydream View or a HTC Vive, is still...
11:33 am -04 - Thu, October 5, 2017
Engadget CBS will stream nine Star Trek episodes this year instead of eight
This week, CBS shared some more positive All Access subscription numbers thanks to Star Trek: Discovery and announced that it would be extending the first chapter of season one by one episode. The ini...
11:12 am -04 - Thu, October 5, 2017
Engadget Vice President Pence vows US astronauts will return to the moon
NASA has been talking a big game about Mars for awhile now, but there's been a lingering question of how it will get there. After all, the agency just doesn't have the budget to put astronau...
10:51 am -04 - Thu, October 5, 2017
Engadget Facebook tests a feature that provides info on article publishers
Facebook is still working out how to reduce the reach of fake news and misinformation on its site and today, it starts testing a new feature that sounds like it might be pretty useful. When an article...
10:29 am -04 - Thu, October 5, 2017
Engadget Netflix raises prices on two of its most popular plans
Netflix is raising its prices for the first time in two years. Its most popular plan, which costs $10 for HD and viewing on two screens simultaneously, will increase by $1, to $11 per month. The premi...
10:19 am -04 - Thu, October 5, 2017
Engadget NASA's inflatable ISS habitat could stay in space until 2020
The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) was only supposed to stay attached to the ISS for two years. It's been performing well enough in its technological demonstration, however, that NASA ...
10:01 am -04 - Thu, October 5, 2017
Engadget Microsoft Launcher offers 'Continue on PC' option for Android phones
Microsoft is taking a step to make bridging your life between your phone and PC a little easier, at least for Android users. Today they announced Microsoft Launcher, which gives you the option to &quo...
09:35 am -04 - Thu, October 5, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's Edge browser comes to iOS and Android for beta testing
Microsoft's new mobile strategy? Bring as many of its services as it can to other platforms. That started with Microsoft Office and Cortana, and it's continuing with its Edge browser, which ...
09:18 am -04 - Thu, October 5, 2017
Engadget Lenovos anniversary ThinkPad marries retro design and modern tech
Today is the Lenovo ThinkPad's 25th birthday, and the computer company is doing something special to celebrate. They're releasing a limited-edition anniversary version of the laptop called (...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, October 5, 2017
Engadget Google's AR ambitions push VR to the back seat
When Google announced its Daydream View headset last year, it was a sign that the search giant was ready to take VR to the masses. It's dabbled in VR before with Cardboard, but the View was a muc...
08:39 am -04 - Thu, October 5, 2017
Engadget Sky Q is getting system-wide voice control
Back in March, Sky finally introduced voice search for its next-gen Sky Q service. With it, you can request specific TV shows and movies, or look through its vast library by mumbling the names of acto...
08:29 am -04 - Thu, October 5, 2017
Engadget Google is paying publishers to be on its Snapchat clone
Snapchat has turned its Discover section into a popular destination for its 166 million users, and a money-spinner in its own right. Google, the web's biggest ad company, thinks it can go one bet...
08:02 am -04 - Thu, October 5, 2017
Engadget Instagram tool finally lets you cross-post Stories to Facebook
You'll probably have a lot more Facebook Stories to watch in the near future... except you can also watch most of them on Instagram. According to TechCrunch, the social network has begun rolling ...
07:01 am -04 - Thu, October 5, 2017
Engadget Investigators are using AI to find who betrayed Anne Frank
In August of 1944, Anne Frank and her family were captured by the Gestapo after spending a gruelling two years hidden in a secret annex within their apartment. The prolific diarist's work would p...
06:00 am -04 - Thu, October 5, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, October 5th 2017
Hey, good morning!All Google everything. You name it, and Google launched it. Phones, headphones, VR, speakers, camera, laptop -- and all with AI in one form or another. It's Thursday....
04:55 am -04 - Thu, October 5, 2017
Engadget Adidas will finally start selling shoes made by its robot factory
The robot factory Adidas built in Germany is now fully functional and ready to start making the first Speedfactory shoe that will be sold to the public. Adidas has revealed that it plans to use its Sp...
03:50 am -04 - Thu, October 5, 2017
Engadget Discovery and Google team up on globe-spanning VR travel series
Discovery is partnering with Google on a virtual reality travel series that spans all seven continents. The 38-episode experience explores the rituals and traditions of cultures in North and South Ame...
02:45 am -04 - Thu, October 5, 2017
Engadget Russia is hacking the phones of NATO soldiers
Russia's digital warfare campaign isn't limited to targeting distant servers. The Wall Street Journal has learned that Russian hackers are targeting individual NATO soldiers near, such as th...
01:44 am -04 - Thu, October 5, 2017
Engadget Apple Music will stream documentary on Pink's new album October 13th
Superstar Pink is about to launch her seventh studio album, Beautiful Trauma, on October 13th. To celebrate (and get the hype machine moving, of course), she's teamed up with Apple Music for an e...
12:33 am -04 - Thu, October 5, 2017
Engadget Thanks to Alexa, you can start a Nissan SUV with your voice
The latest skill for Amazon's Alexa doesn't connect it to some gadget or appliance -- it's to lightly operate Nissan cars. Following last week's news that BMW's next models wo...
11:16 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Solar power is the fastest growing source of global energy
Solar power was the fastest-growing source of global energy last year, overtaking growth from all other forms, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). The spurt is largely attributed to lo...
10:41 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Airbnb and WeWork team up to find desks for business travelers
There's one thing a hotel can offer that most Airbnbs can't: easy access to a conference room and various office amenities. In an effort to make up for that and to entice young professionals...
10:10 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Watch Google's Pixel 2 event in under 15 minutes
Google dropped a ton of new hardware on us at today's event: two phones, two smart speakers, a new laptop, smart earbuds that instantly translate words into your language, a camera that takes its...
09:39 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Senate committee sends self-driving car bill to floor for a vote
The Senate's version of self-driving car legislation is escaping political limbo. Senators in the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee have unanimously approved the AV START Act, which...
09:04 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Motion-controlled robot performs delicate microsurgery
Surgeons in the Netherlands recently performed a procedure requiring immense precision as it's carried out on super tiny blood and lymphatic vessels. The surgery is extremely difficult to do and ...
08:27 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Sometimes, all you need in life is a cat tail cushion
You may not instantly recognize the name "Yukai Engineering," but you may have already come across its earlier products like the Necomimi brainwave cat ears or the Bocco "family robot&q...
07:40 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Porsche Mission E caught testing against Teslas
By Joel StocksdaleIt's been about two years since Porsche revealed its slinky Mission E concept, which promised Tesla-matching range and performance with Porsche's driving dynamic expertise....
07:05 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget The Pixel 2 proves headphone jacks are truly doomed
As usual, Apple started a trend. Last year, it dropped the standard 3.5 millimeter headphone jack from the iPhone. The industry was quick to respond. Motorola, even before the iPhone 7 was announced, ...
06:34 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Google's Pixel Buds translation will change the world
Google's Pixel 2 event in San Francisco on Wednesday had a lot of stuff to show off and most of it was more of the same: the next iteration of the flagship smartphone, new Home speakers and vario...
06:10 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Pixel Buds hands-on: A better way to wear Google Assistant
Pixel Buds isn't just the name of my Android-centric group chat anymore -- they're Google's first attempt at a wireless headset, and they're pretty smart, too. It's not hard t...
06:03 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Google Clips camera lays the groundwork for our AI-powered future
Allow me to make a bold prediction: Google's Clips camera is going to flop.Clips is a $250 camera powered by artificial intelligence and designed to snap images of important moments as they happe...
05:41 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget The Google Pixel 2 XL vs. the original Pixel XL: What's changed?
Today we got our first look at the new Google phones, with the larger Pixel XL bringing back the staid design but also buffing it up with a better camera and more robust water protection. How big of a...
05:20 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Google Clips hands-on: Not just a camera, but a photographer too
I'm not trying to gush too much, but I'm far, far more excited for the Pixel 2's camera than I thought I'd be. What's really bonkers to me, though, is that Google saw fit to s...
05:14 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Home Max hands-on: Google takes on Apple's HomePod and Sonos
Sonos and Apple have some unexpected competition in the voice-activated speaker market this holiday season. Google's somewhat unexpected Home Max is built with high quality music playback in mind...
05:01 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Comcasts low-cost wireless service might be a success
The wireless carrier battles have been heating up recently, as reports of a Sprint and T-Mobile merger intensify, which would allow the third and fourth largest cellular carriers in the US to better c...
04:44 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget New York Times offers new subscribers a free Google Home
The New York Times has been upping its tech game recently in hopes to keep subscription numbers up in an age of free internet news. It made digital access free during the 2016 election, bundled free S...
04:26 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget FCC approves $77 million to fix communications in Puerto Rico and VI
Two weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the FCC has approved a measure providing up to $77 million to restore networks there and in the US Virgin Islands. It said that as of yesterday,...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Google Pixel 2: By the numbers
Google really turned on the new product firehose during its Pixel 2 event in San Francisco on Wednesday. We saw two new phones in two new sizes and five new colors, an updated Google Home, a pincushio...
03:51 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Google Home Mini hands-on: Smaller, cheaper, subtler
Google's most adorable product launch today is definitely its puck-sized Home Mini. No more imposing cylinders with AI voices, it's much, much, smaller and just less "tech." At $49...
03:39 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Voyage tests its self-driving cars in retirement communities
Online learning company Udacity decided to redirect the engineers it's training into a new spun-off self-driving tech company, Voyage, back in April. Now they're starting to test their auton...
03:22 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget The Google Pixel 2 vs. the original Pixel: What's changed?
The new Pixel phones are here and, while they don't give us much more to look at compared to last year's models, it's the inside that really counts. This year's 5-inch Pixel gives ...
03:18 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Apple watchOS update addresses LTE connectivity issues
Two weeks after Apple released watchOS 4.0, the company has pushed out an update that aims to fix a seriously annoying issue. It seems the brand-new Apple Watch Series 3 with the latest watchOS would ...
03:07 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Google's Pixel 2 phones don't need SIM cards
Google added a lot to the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, but one of its more intriguing upgrades comes from what it's taking away: the need for a SIM card. Both devices still have a nano-SIM slot (contr...
03:02 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget The Google Pixel 2 XL vs. the competition: Cameras rule
In a year where the Galaxy Note made a comeback and Apple is mixing things up by offering both the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X, it's hard to know what to make of Google's newest handsets at fi...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Pixelbook hands-on: stunning hardware for Chrome OS afficionados
Google's Pixelbook is the first new laptop hardware the company has released since 2015's Chromebook Pixel 2. But that computer was only an iterative update on the original 2013 model. The P...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Pixelbook hands-on: stunning hardware for Chrome OS aficionados
Google's Pixelbook is the first new laptop hardware the company has released since 2015's Chromebook Pixel 2. But that computer was only an iterative update on the original 2013 model. The P...
02:58 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Senate committee focuses on Facebook in Russia probe
During a press conference today, the Senate Intelligence Committee gave an update on its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. It also warned that those preparing ...
02:45 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL hands-on: More than the sum of their parts
Just like clockwork, Google officially revealed its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL today. And just like clockwork, Google gave the rest of the smartphone industry reason to be concerned. I spent a few moments...
02:41 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget The Google Pixel 2 vs. the competition: Small packs a punch
Today Google gave us our first official look at its new Pixel phones, with both handsets sharing major features like 12.2MP cameras and Snapdragon 835 chips. Your main reason to pick up a 5-inch Pixel...
02:22 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Google will show off its new gear at NYC and LA pop-up shops
If you want to get a good look at one of Google's array of just-announced devices, you're in luck. The company has two pop-up shops coming October 19th to New York and Los Angeles where you ...
02:15 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget UK pricing for Google's Pixel 2, Home Mini and Pixelbook
Even though many of the devices from today's Google's Pixel 2 event had leaked beforehand, there was still plenty left to surprise. Leading the way were the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, but we al...
02:04 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Google made its own earbuds because it killed the headphone jack
Google followed Apple's "courageous" move to eliminate the 3.5mm headphone jack on the Pixel 2, and like the handset itself, Google designed a pair of headphones to (hopefully) best sho...
01:49 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Google claims Pixel 2 has the best camera, just like the first Pixel
Google was quick to brag about the original Pixel's camera prowess last year, and it's continuing with that confident stance now that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are here. Both phones use the...
01:44 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Google Clips is $249 AI-powered camera
Final hour leaks suggested Google Clips would be some kind of accessory -- but neglected to mention what for, and what it would do. Now we know: it's a Google-powered Narrative camera accessory t...
01:44 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Google Clips is a $249 AI-powered camera
Final hour leaks suggested Google Clips would be some kind of accessory -- but neglected to mention what for, and what it would do. Now we know: it's a Google-powered Narrative camera accessory t...
01:40 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Googles cleaner Pixel 2 UI puts search front and center
Last year, Google's first Pixel phone came with a few surprises -- including a new proprietary launcher that shifted around icons and the user interface. But it seems the rumors about the Pixel 2...
01:34 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Google's new Daydream headset is $99
Last year, Google announced the Daydream View, its first ever mobile VR headset. Not only was it powered by Android, it could also be used with a variety of different Daydream-compatible phones and it...
01:22 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Google's Lens visual search will hit Pixel phones this year
Google may be unveiling the highly anticipated (and heavily leaked) Pixel 2 phones, Pixelbook and "Max" and mini Home speakers today, but the company also has new software up its sleeves. In...
01:16 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Google goes full Snapchat with AR stickers for Pixel phones
Last month, Google gave us a look into what it's been doing with ARCore -- the company's augmented reality developer platform for Android. Some of the platform's capabilities already in...
01:15 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Google's Pixel 2 always knows exactly what song that is
Google is coming for your Shazaam. At it's Pixel 2 event on Wednesday, the company revealed an always-on music identification feature for its newest handset. It detects ambient songs playing arou...
01:13 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Snapchat will be optimized for the Google Pixelbook
Get ready to see your snaps on a much bigger screen. Google just announced that it's working with Snap to bring a version of the popular messaging app to its newly announced Pixelbook. Snapchat f...
01:11 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Google's Pixelbook Pen starts a search when you circle objects
Google isn't launching the Pixelbook laptop all by its lonesome -- it's also unveiling the previously rumored Pixelbook Pen. The stylus lets you draw and write on the Pixelbook's touchs...
01:11 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Google's Pixelbook Pen searches for what you circle
Google isn't launching the Pixelbook laptop all by its lonesome -- it's also unveiling the previously rumored Pixelbook Pen. The stylus lets you draw and write on the Pixelbook's touchs...
01:05 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Google unveils the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
Google has announced the second generation of its venerated Pixel handsets, the Pixel 2 and its larger sibling, the Pixel 2 XL. Rather than attempting to compete on specifications, the company is hopi...
12:56 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Sonos One hands-on: Betting on voice control to evolve
After months filled with teases, rumors and speculation, Sonos has finally introduced its first speaker with built-in support for voice commands. Today, at an event in New York City, the company unvei...
12:54 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Google Assistant will tell your kids a story starting this month
Kids don't quite have the diction that adults to, which can make it hard even for us humans to understand them. Google knows this and has tweaked Assistant and Home to better pick up what your mu...
12:53 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Googles Pixelbook is a 2-in-1 premium Chromebook
Google's Pixel laptop is back! Sort of. After retiring its older Pixel Chromebook this year, Google is jumping back into the premium notebook fray with the Pixelbook. (We'll leave it up to y...
12:49 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Nest's new security products will soon do more with Google Home
Today's Google event is all about, well, Google hardware, but that doesn't mean Nest isn't getting some love too. Onstage the company just announced that its Google Home speaker (and no...
12:47 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Google's $399 Home Max smart speaker focuses on audio quality
At today's Made by Google event, the company has introduced a buffed-up version of its Home assistant device called the Google Home Max. This version of the speaker uses premium materials and imp...
12:28 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Google Home Mini is a basic $49 smart speaker
If you feel the regular Google Home is overkill when you just want to ask about the weather, you're in luck: As rumored, Google has introduced the cut-down Home Mini. For all intents and purposes...
12:23 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Tinder adds Reactions to help you make a point in chats
Tinder has frequently tweaked its offerings. Over the past year or so, it's introduced a new user interface, more inclusive gender options, a feature that figures out which of your photos are mor...
12:04 pm -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Amazon's Echo line is heading to India and Japan
Amazon has been on quite an expansion push with its smart home speaker line recently, but now it's clear that they're increasing more than just the number of Echo devices on the market. The ...
11:46 am -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget You can now assign Google Home speakers to specific rooms
Now that Google is poised to have multiple Home speakers in its lineup, you're going to need a better way to manage those speakers -- and thankfully, it's already here. Google has revamped ...
11:30 am -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Live from Google's Pixel 2 event!
It's already been a year since Google officially announced its pair of Pixel smartphones, the Google Home speaker and a host of other hardware products. Naturally, that means it's time to do...
11:16 am -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Of course there's retro-inspired 'Stranger Things' mobile game
Netflix has flirted with simple games starring its most popular original series, but its latest stab at interactive promo goes a little deeper. The streaming juggernaut tapped developer BonusXP to mak...
11:01 am -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Spider silk and stem-cell leather are the future of fashion
On Sunday, there were no cars in Paris as the city clamped down on soaring pollution and tried to honor the climate accord that bears its name. With Paris Fashion Week here too, garment makers must fa...
10:59 am -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Sonos will add AirPlay 2 support for direct control in 2018
If you watched in envy as your Spotify-loving friends directly controlled their Sonos systems from within the music streaming app, hoping Tidal and AirPlay 2 would follow, there's reason to celeb...
10:45 am -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Watch Google's Pixel 2 event live right here at 12PM ET
Well folks, today's the day. It's Google's turn to reveal a new lineup of devices that are likely to tempt you before the holiday scrum begins. We'll be there live to bring you all...
10:44 am -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Sonos One is the company's first speaker with built-in voice control
Sonos wasn't shy about promising a voice-controlled speaker at its October 4th event, and it's delivering. It's introducing the Sonos One, its first speaker with voice control built-in....
10:35 am -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Alexa voice control comes to Sonos speakers in public beta
Well that took awhile: Sonos just announced that a public beta is incoming for Alexa support, a year after saying it was coming. At an event in New York today, the company said that the functionality ...
10:01 am -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Magnetized particles could solve our data storage problems
Scientists have discovered an unusual magnetic behavior that could solve one of the biggest problems faced by our data-hungry world: data storage. In recent decades we've been getting progressive...
09:42 am -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Networked self-driving cars are smarter and safer
You know what's better than one self-driving car on the road? Two, because then they can pool resources. Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication isn't anything new, of course, but researchers...
09:21 am -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget DeepMind forms an ethics group to explore the impact of AI
Google's AI-research arm DeepMind has announced the creation of DeepMind Ethics &amp; Society (DMES), a new unit dedicated to exploring the impact and morality of the way AI shapes the world ...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget HPs Spectre x360 13 hides your screen at a push of a button
In recent years, laptop makers focused on squeezing longer-lasting batteries and incrementally better performance into thinner, lighter and more attractive bodies. Those improvements are beneficial, b...
08:31 am -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Google Assistant's latest feature is a male voice
Ahead of its Pixel 2 event, Google has quietly added a new voice to Google Assistant. The AI, which can be found on Google Home and the company's handsets, no longer skews female. As spotted by A...
08:03 am -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Plex makes its adaptive streaming tech available to all
If you own a giant personal media collection (legally or otherwise), few services are as useful as Plex. The media server and streaming apps combo makes it easy to watch your favorite movies and TV sh...
07:02 am -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Uber agrees to limit the power of its former CEO
Uber's board members got together to vote on some big changes that will allow a significant investment to push through. In a statement, the ride-hailing firm said that the board "voted unani...
06:28 am -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Europe takes Ireland to court over Apple's $14.5 billion tax bill
The European Commission has announced that it will refer Ireland to the European Court of Justice for not collecting back taxes that it is owed by Apple. More than a year after a sweetheart deal betwe...
06:02 am -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget EU: Amazon must pay back 250 million in unfair tax benefits
The European Commission says that Amazon received tax benefits from member country Luxembourg that totalled around &euro;250 million. Under EU State aid rules, this is illegal and the country has ...
06:00 am -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday, October 4th 2017
We're just a few hours away from meeting Google's new Pixels -- check the liveblog here at 12 PM ET / 9 AM PT. Until then, catch up on all the other news, including Tesla's big-rig leak...
05:10 am -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Test drive Gran Turismo Sport on PS4 next week
Sony is offering up a four-day GT Sport preview, a week ahead of its long-time-coming release. (That's October 17th, in case you forgot.) PlayStation Plus members can preload the demo October 7th...
04:00 am -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget DelivAir uses drones to deliver to people, not physical addresses
Drone deliveries -- the impatient consumer's Holy Grail -- have been in the pipeline for some time, and while Amazon is pioneering the cause, (although Rival 7-Eleven has completed nearly 100 aer...
03:14 am -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Russian Facebook ads reportedly targeted crucial swing states
More details are emerging about the Russia-linked ads Facebook handed over to Congressional investigators just days ago. According to multiple sources who spoke to CNN, a number of the paid posts spec...
12:31 am -04 - Wed, October 4, 2017
Engadget Snap CEO: Spectacles sales are 'over 150,000 units'
Now that the hype around Snap's Spectacles has died down, there is the question of how many units the company actually sold. In a conversation today at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit, C...
10:31 pm -04 - Tue, October 3, 2017
Engadget Supreme Court: Samsung's in-box warranty can't kill lawsuit
Samsung can't force a closed-door proceeding to settle a lawsuit filed by a customer who felt misled about the capabilities of his Galaxy S4, the Supreme Court has ruled. The Korean tech giant ha...
09:18 pm -04 - Tue, October 3, 2017
Engadget Allo web chat now works in browsers other than Chrome
When Google brought its Allo chat app to the web, it only supported Chrome. That partly defeats the point of an app-independent client, doesn't it? Thankfully, Google agrees. It just expanded All...
07:32 pm -04 - Tue, October 3, 2017
Engadget Instagram shopping is getting a big boost from Shopify
Shopify is providing its users with another way to sell their goods. Throughout the year, it has been testing an Instagram shopping feature, but it's now opening the tool up to thousands of addit...
06:45 pm -04 - Tue, October 3, 2017
Engadget IRS hands fraud prevention contract to Equifax despite massive hack
You'd think that government agencies would be reticent to work with Equifax given that it just exposed the private info of more than 145 million people through a preventable hack, but a massive d...
06:04 pm -04 - Tue, October 3, 2017
Engadget Galaxy Note 8 and iPhone 8 Plus tie for top spot in camera test
Like it or not, DxOMark is currently the go-to tester for smartphone camera quality. Companies will even base their marketing around its scores. As such, it's a big deal when the outfit declare...
05:43 pm -04 - Tue, October 3, 2017
Engadget Marvel joins Madefire's digital comic book collection
Madefire's digital comic book platform is a good way to spice up stories that you may have read countless times, but its catalog has always had a conspicuous gap: namely, there were no Marvel com...
05:21 pm -04 - Tue, October 3, 2017
Engadget Samsung's HMD Odyssey proves image quality is worth the cost
Earlier today, Microsoft and Samsung announced the latest Windows Mixed Reality headset: the Samsung HMD Odyssey. At $499, it's certainly one of the pricier options out of all the Windows Mixed R...
04:58 pm -04 - Tue, October 3, 2017
Engadget Yahoo's 2013 hack impacted all 3 billion accounts
Last year Yahoo (now part of Oath along with AOL after its acquisition by Verizon) announced that back in 2013, hackers had stolen info covering over one billion of its accounts. Today, the combined c...
04:39 pm -04 - Tue, October 3, 2017
Engadget Walmart bought a shipping company for same-day deliveries in NYC
Providing fast and, ideally, free delivery is a feature customers have come to expect from online retailers and it's one that Amazon does quite well. But in its ongoing battle with the retail gia...
04:20 pm -04 - Tue, October 3, 2017
Engadget Former Equifax CEO blames breach on one IT employee
The Equifax data breach that leaked information on the now-145 million people was caused by a vulnerability in Apache's Struts system. Trouble is, the software provider supplied a patch back in M...
04:03 pm -04 - Tue, October 3, 2017
Engadget Snapchat's AR art installations are live in select cities
It's finally time for Snapchat's new augmented reality art project to be revealed. The feature, leaked yesterday via the hack of a web countdown clock on art.snapchat.com, puts artist Jeff K...
03:42 pm -04 - Tue, October 3, 2017
Engadget North Korea now has a second internet link through Russia
North Korea had previously gotten its internet through a hardwire to China, but that's no longer the case: Now, it has a second link to the world wide web through Russia cybersecurity firm FireEy...
03:21 pm -04 - Tue, October 3, 2017
Engadget Supreme Court denies Kim Dotcom petition to keep $40 million in assets
Kim Dotcom, the founder of illegal file-sharing site Megaupload, was arrested in 2012 by New Zealand authorities on behalf of the US. He still has not been extradited to the US, however. In April of t...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 3, 2017
Engadget Forza Motorsport 7 review: It's everything you expected
By Joel Stocksdale We've got some good news and some bad news about Forza Motorsport 7. First the good news: It's exactly the Forza game you were expecting. Next the bad news: It's exac...
02:51 pm -04 - Tue, October 3, 2017
Engadget Google's mini Home speaker may ship on October 19th
If there was any doubt that Google's October 4th event will include a miniature Home speaker, Walmart just erased it. The big-box retailer briefly posted a listing for the Google Home Mini that n...
02:37 pm -04 - Tue, October 3, 2017
Engadget Overwatch Halloween bash begins on October 10th
Overwatch's Halloween event last year introduced the title's first player-vs-computer co-op mode , a fun brawl featuring four heroes against a horde of enemies. Even if the holiday season on...
02:19 pm -04 - Tue, October 3, 2017
Engadget Gundam fans can bring home a lifelike Haro next year
Gundam fans will no doubt recognize this adorable Haro robot from the anime, as did I on the CEATEC show floor in Tokyo. As it turns out, Bandai, Bandai Namco, IBM and VAIO have joined forces to bring...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 3, 2017
Engadget Microsoft buys AltspaceVR's struggling virtual hangout
When AltspaceVR announced that it was staying open after threatening to close its doors, it said it was "deep in discussions" with people who were passionate about it. Apparently one of thos...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 3, 2017
Engadget 'Halo Recruit' brings the Xbox series to mixed reality
Microsoft already announced that it was working with 343 Industries on Halo experiences for mixed reality, but today the company revealed its first one: Halo Recruit. The game will be available starti...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 3, 2017
Engadget Samsung's Windows Mixed Reality headset will cost $499
A few days ago, images of what looked like a Samsung Mixed Reality headset leaked online. Today, at Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality event, both Microsoft and Samsung have officially unveiled it...
01:41 pm -04 - Tue, October 3, 2017
Engadget Tesla's electric big rig spotted in the wild
Who said you had to wait until October 26th to see Tesla's electric big rig? A succession of Reddit users have posted and reposted a photo that appears to show Tesla's semi truck sitting on...
01:26 pm -04 - Tue, October 3, 2017
Engadget A hyperloop route may zip between Kansas City and St. Louis
The earliest hyperloop routes might not be limited to wealthy tech havens like California or the UAE. Missouri officials and Hyperloop One are seriously exploring the possibility of a hyperloop route ...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 3, 2017
Engadget Augmented reality teddy bear teaches kids about being a doctor
Kids frequently don't need much more than their imagination to bring a teddy bear to life, but what if they had a little boost? That's what Seedling hopes to do with Parker. The teddy by its...
12:44 pm -04 - Tue, October 3, 2017
Engadget Instagrams new Stories sticker is all about polls
Instagram has introduced quite a few stickers for their Stories feature recently, but their latest update adds some valuable functionality as well. Now you can add a poll to your Instagram Stories thr...
12:27 pm -04 - Tue, October 3, 2017
Engadget Former Intel CEO Paul Otellini has passed away at 66
Paul Otellini, Intel's previous CEO, died in his sleep on Monday, the company announced this morning. He was 66. Otellini served as Intel's fifth chief executive from 2005 through 2013, and ...
12:11 pm -04 - Tue, October 3, 2017
Engadget Court filing shows what former Waymo engineer allegedly took to Uber
Last year when Uber was considering a purchase of newly founded self-driving truck company Otto, it commissioned a due diligence report that dove into the company, its assets, cofounders Anthony Levan...
11:52 am -04 - Tue, October 3, 2017
Engadget Philips retroactively adds extra HomeKit support to Hue
Philips has added HomeKit support to a number of existing Hue accessories, expanding their capabilities and making them easier to configure. With the latest software update Hue tap, dimmer switch and ...
11:31 am -04 - Tue, October 3, 2017
Engadget Nobel Prize for Physics awarded to gravitational wave scientists
The 2017 winners of the Nobel Prize for Physics were announced today. One half of the prize will go to Ranier Weiss from MIT, while the other half is being awarded jointly to Barry C. Barish and Kip S...
11:07 am -04 - Tue, October 3, 2017
Engadget Sony introduces Team Tournaments in latest PS4 update
Today, Sony released a big software update for PS4 users. It includes quite a few new features, including broadcast updates, family accounts and updates to the Messages app. While many of these featur...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, October 3, 2017
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus courtesy of Caseology!
I've seen enough Candy Crush players skimming their fingers over fractured displays to know that if you've snagged one of Apple's new iPhone 8 handsets, a case is highly recommended. Th...
10:37 am -04 - Tue, October 3, 2017
Engadget YouTube's iOS app shares videos to iMessage with ease
You'd think YouTube's iOS app would have had iMessage sharing early on, but no -- sharing clips to Apple's official messaging client has been a cumbersome affair. Not so after today, ho...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, October 3, 2017
Engadget How Googles smartphones have evolved since 2007
Google is expected to show off a ton of new hardware at a press event in San Francisco this week, and -- as expected -- most of the type is centered around a pair of new Pixel phones. Now, the Pixel l...
09:40 am -04 - Tue, October 3, 2017
Engadget Honda's disaster recovery robot can climb ladders
The disaster response team of the future could be made up of an army of cheery orange robots, according to Honda. The company has unveiled a working prototype of its E2-DR disaster response robot -- f...
09:20 am -04 - Tue, October 3, 2017
Engadget Waymo might launch its own ride-sharing service this fall
People in select areas might be able hail Waymo's self-driving cars (with no human drivers!) as soon as this fall, according to The Information. In a piece talking about the Google spinoff's...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, October 3, 2017
Engadget Stormtrooper bot with facial recognition guards against intruders
We know what Star Wars fans will be wishing for this Christmas -- aside from Sphero's R2-D2 and BB-9E toys. Ubtech, the company behind the dancing Lynx robot, is releasing a Stormtrooper bot. Alt...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, October 3, 2017
Engadget Bowers & Wilkins PX headphones pack adaptive noise cancellation
Bower &amp; Wilkins (B&amp;W) is dropping its latest pair of premium wireless headphones. How are these &pound;330 ($437) cans any different from the company's alternatives? The "...
08:29 am -04 - Tue, October 3, 2017
Engadget 'Stardew Valley' comes to Nintendo Switch on October 5th
While we've known that indie farm simulator Stardew Valley is coming to the Nintendo Switch since 2016, its exact release date remained a mystery for almost a year. Now, its creator has finally r...
08:05 am -04 - Tue, October 3, 2017
Engadget easyJet is serious about electric planes
When you think of easyJet, the first thing that comes to mind is budget travel. The airline has built its brand on no-frills flights and low pricing, but that doesn't exclude it from innovation. ...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, October 3, 2017
Engadget Nura's headphones custom fit music to match your hearing
When it comes to listening to music, most headphones are equivalent to an audio "magnifying glass" -- they amplify whatever sound is fed into them. Nura and its semi-eponymous Nuraphones ($3...
07:29 am -04 - Tue, October 3, 2017
Engadget Amazon brings Alexa calling to the UK, Germany and Austria
The whole point of Amazon's Alexa is to talk, rather than type, to a virtual assistant. When you've grown tired of ordering Domino's pizzas and asking what the weather is like, however,...
07:00 am -04 - Tue, October 3, 2017
Engadget The Grow connected planter is the ultimate no-fuss gardening kit
Horticulturalists looking to go high-tech will find no shortage of smart sensors to stick in their soil, sending data to their phones on particulars like water level, temperature and soil pH. However,...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, October 3, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday, October 3rd 2017
This Tuesday morning, PlayStation's boss steps down, Roku makes a 4K streaming stick and Google Street View offers one artist relief from anxiety....
05:01 am -04 - Tue, October 3, 2017
Engadget Snapchats next AR trick is giant art installations
Snap is bringing a touch of art world glitz to Snapchat. Keen observers will have noticed a newly launched countdown on its art.snapchat.com URL. Well, the internet has already cracked its code. And n...
03:29 am -04 - Tue, October 3, 2017
Engadget Scientists test VR system to control robots from virtual cockpits
Folks have made telerobotics -- aka, operating robots from afar -- work, but solutions are expensive. Similar to how the US Navy just opted to ditch its expensive joysticks for Xbox controllers, resea...
02:01 am -04 - Tue, October 3, 2017
Engadget Google gives Insta360 Pro the Street View stamp of approval
You no longer need a Trekker if you want to help capture Street View experiences. Google has certified the Insta360 Pro as the first "Street View auto ready" camera, allowing anybody who own...
12:48 am -04 - Tue, October 3, 2017
Engadget PlayStation boss Andrew House will leave Sony at the end of 2017
In 2011 Andrew House took over a troubled PlayStation brand from Kaz Hirai and has since restored its place as a leader in the gaming industry. Now, Sony has announced he's stepping down from his...
11:36 pm -04 - Mon, October 2, 2017
Engadget WhatsApp's new universal emoji set looks very familiar
A few months ago, WhatsApp announced that a billion users send messages on it daily -- which is apparently the right time to introduce its own line of emojis. If you're an iOS user, you might fin...
10:21 pm -04 - Mon, October 2, 2017
Engadget What's on TV: 'WNBA Finals,' 'Suburra' and 'Episodes'
Just as the NBA preseason gets rolling, the WNBA finals will conclude with a game five winner-take-all match between the LA Sparks and Minnesota Lynx on Wednesday night. MLB playoffs are also just get...
08:55 pm -04 - Mon, October 2, 2017
Engadget FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will serve a second term despite protests
If you were hoping that the Senate would have second thoughts about FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's tenure given widespread objections to his policies, you're about to be disappointed. Senators vot...
08:34 pm -04 - Mon, October 2, 2017
Engadget Facebook: 10 million people saw Russian political ads
Approximately 10 million people saw the ads a Russia-based organization bought on Facebook to sow political discord in the US. That's one of the things the social network has revealed in a post t...
08:16 pm -04 - Mon, October 2, 2017
Engadget Equifax will warn 2.5 million additional hacking victims by mail
The hack that compromised Equifax was bad enough, but its response only seemed to make things worse. Even the website that verified the potential threat to your data left many people wondering. Equifa...
07:21 pm -04 - Mon, October 2, 2017
Engadget Ford creates 'Team Edison' to speed up EV development
There's little doubt at this point that electric cars are the future, but how do you get to that future as quickly as possible? To Ford, it's a matter of finding the right friends. In a Re...
06:40 pm -04 - Mon, October 2, 2017
Engadget Toys 'R' Us hopes AR will bring you back to its stores
Let's say you're Toys 'R' Us: you've just declared bankruptcy, and you're looking for something, anything that might convince customers to visit your stores instead of bu...
06:15 pm -04 - Mon, October 2, 2017
Engadget 'Nioh' will bring 4K graphics and punishing difficulty to PC
Developer Team Ninja's comeback story Nioh will make its way from PlayStation 4 to PC next month. It'll take the form of Nioh: The Complete Edition and feature the punishing game's trio...
06:00 pm -04 - Mon, October 2, 2017
Engadget What we're listening to: Rayana Jay, 'Destiny 2' and Cobalt
Welcome back to IRL, our series dedicated to the things that Engadget writers play, use, watch and listen to. This week we're focusing on music and podcasts, from Broadway to the Destiny soundtra...
05:53 pm -04 - Mon, October 2, 2017
Engadget Facebook's data-saving Messenger Lite is available in the US
Facebook Messenger has gotten to be a bloated mess. Whether it's suggested text replies and stickers or it pestering you to send money seemingly whenever it notices a dollar sign, sometimes all y...
05:30 pm -04 - Mon, October 2, 2017
Engadget After Las Vegas shooting, Facebook and Google get the news wrong again
The worst mass shooting in modern US history took place last night in Las Vegas, where a gunman killed at least 58 people and injured more than than 515 others, according to the latest reports. Not lo...
05:11 pm -04 - Mon, October 2, 2017
Engadget Microsoft gives up on Groove Music, switches customers to Spotify
Microsoft still isn't having much luck competing in the digital music realm. The software behemoth has announced that it's axing its Groove Music services (streaming, purchases and re-downl...
04:59 pm -04 - Mon, October 2, 2017
Engadget Tesla has only produced 260 Model 3s so far
Tesla delivered its first batch of Model 3s to their owners at the end of July and production was supposed to steadily ramp up during the following months. Elon Musk predicted that around 100 cars wou...
04:48 pm -04 - Mon, October 2, 2017
Engadget FCC Chairman Pai appoints a new chief technology officer
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced that Eric Burger would be joining the commission as its new chief technology officer. He's set to take over the position this month. Burger will be replacing Henni...
04:25 pm -04 - Mon, October 2, 2017
Engadget T-Mobile pulls advertisement claiming it has the fastest network
It looks like T-Mobile will no longer be able to claim that its network is faster, newer or better than Verizon's. The National Advertising Division (NAD), part of the Better Business Bureau that...
04:04 pm -04 - Mon, October 2, 2017
Engadget Germany enacts law limiting online hate speech
Germany's law combating hate speech on social media is now live. It's the country's attempt to get social networks to remove offensive posts within 24 hours (or seven days, if the conte...
03:46 pm -04 - Mon, October 2, 2017
Engadget Oakland Athletics reportedly test NFC-powered MLB tickets
It took Apple long enough to embrace NFC, even though it was originally only enabled for Apple Pay. Luckily, the company has finally opened up the short-range wireless technology in iOS 11, which shou...
03:15 pm -04 - Mon, October 2, 2017
Engadget Parrots Mambo FPV puts you in the mini cockpit
With its cannon and claw accessories, last year's Mambo drone from Parrot was more a toy than a photography tool. The latest version of the mini drone looks to be at least more fun, if not more u...
03:15 pm -04 - Mon, October 2, 2017
Engadget Parrots Mambo FPV puts you in the mini-cockpit
With its cannon and claw accessories, last year's Mambo drone from Parrot was more a toy than a photography tool. The latest version of the mini drone looks to be at least more fun, if not more u...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, October 2, 2017
Engadget Meteorites may have helped seed life on Earth
There are many theories about how life evolved on the planet Earth, from formation under a layer of ice, protected from the UV radiation above, to vents in the deep sea that provided hydrogen-rich mol...
02:42 pm -04 - Mon, October 2, 2017
Engadget New Yorks next Shake Shack doesnt want your cash
Shake Shack is opening a new location later this month in New York City that will play host to a few functional experiments, CNBC reports. The upcoming Astor Place burger joint is going the self-check...
02:22 pm -04 - Mon, October 2, 2017
Engadget Jon Hamm is the latest A-lister to join Amazon's 'Good Omens'
Amazon's quest to hire top-tier actors for its original shows is still in full swing. The internet giant has revealed that Mad Men star Jon Hamm is joining the main cast of Good Omens, the episo...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, October 2, 2017
Engadget The Agoraphobic Traveller confronts anxiety with Google Street View
Flying is Jacqui Kenny's worst fear. Two months ago, the London-based New Zealander learned she would have to travel to New York for the first exhibition of her photography. She hadn't trave...
01:35 pm -04 - Mon, October 2, 2017
Engadget DribbleUps smart soccer ball helps you train with an app
We live in a time when even the most conventional things around us, like balls to play sports, are becoming smart in some way. Over the past few years, brands such as Adidas and Wilson have introduced...
01:17 pm -04 - Mon, October 2, 2017
Engadget DJI's drone 'privacy mode' is now available
In August, DJI announced that it would be introducing Local Data Mode to its line of drones, a setting that would cut drones off from internet activity and stop information like flight location from b...
12:53 pm -04 - Mon, October 2, 2017
Engadget PlayStation credit card gives extra money back for gaming purchases
If you're a PlayStation fan, you probably use your credit card for a lot: games, add-ons, the virtually obligatory Plus subscription and the occasional accessory. Wouldn't it be good if you...
12:33 pm -04 - Mon, October 2, 2017
Engadget Facebook is hiring 1,000 people to fight shady ads
Now that Facebook has given Russia-linked ads to Congress, it's outlining what it'll do to prevent such a suspicious ad campaign from happening in the future. To begin with, it's promis...
12:15 pm -04 - Mon, October 2, 2017
Engadget Nonny de la Pea, Eugene Chung illuminate the Engadget Experience
Virtual reality captured the mainstream's imagination in the 1990s, but ultimately failed to deliver on the the medium's potential. Fast forward more than two decades and VR is once again th...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, October 2, 2017
Engadget GM will have 20 electric car models on the road by 2023
GM is joining other automakers declaring its intention introduce a substantial number of electric vehicles by the middle of the next decade. Today, the automaker announced it would have at least 20 el...
11:35 am -04 - Mon, October 2, 2017
Engadget Dating app Bumble launches Bizz for professional networking
A few months ago, Bumble announced that it would be adding business networking features to its dating app. Now it's here, and it's called Bizz. It launches in the US, UK, Germany, France and...
11:08 am -04 - Mon, October 2, 2017
Engadget HP Enterprise let Russia review the Pentagon's security software
Last year, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) allowed a Russian defense agency to analyze the source code of a cybersecurity software used by the Pentagon, Reuters reports. The software, a product calle...
10:44 am -04 - Mon, October 2, 2017
Engadget Ring launches its own DIY home security system
Ring may be best known for its video doorbells, but they've been branching out into a fully fledged home security solution. Today, Ring announced the Ring Protect, a DIY security system that brin...
10:06 am -04 - Mon, October 2, 2017
Engadget Open data from the Large Hadron Collider sparks new discovery
Back in 2014, CERN released the data from its Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiments onto an online portal called the Open Data portal. It was an unprecedented move, making data from the LHC's e...
09:47 am -04 - Mon, October 2, 2017
Engadget Scientists made the first 'unhackable' quantum video call
Following extensive testing earlier this year, China has now deployed its quantum communications work in the form of the first ever quantum-safe video call. The call, between the Chinese Academy of Sc...
09:26 am -04 - Mon, October 2, 2017
Engadget Uber loses Europe chief amid London license denial
Uber's lead for Northern Europe, Jo Bertram, is leaving the company. The move comes less than two weeks after London's transport regulator, TfL, announced its decision to revoke Uber's ...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, October 2, 2017
Engadget Roku made a 4K streaming stick
Fresh off a successful IPO, Roku is keen to keep the momentum going. And what better way to do that than to launch a set of new devices, packed with a bunch of free (ad-supported) channels. The compan...
08:29 am -04 - Mon, October 2, 2017
Engadget Google to stop penalizing paywalled news in search results
Google is relaxing its rules on subscription news stories in a bid to thaw increasingly frosty relationships with prominent media giants. Previously, under Google's "first click free" p...
08:03 am -04 - Mon, October 2, 2017
Engadget Greece wants to force Uber into hiring full-time taxi drivers
Greece, a country with a lot of debt and an angry taxi lobby, is the latest to ponder anti-ride-sharing legislation. The country reportedly plans to force ride-sharing firms like Uber and Taxibeat to ...
07:02 am -04 - Mon, October 2, 2017
Engadget Facebook hands over Russia-linked ads to Congress
Facebook is handing over evidence of 3,000 Russia-linked advertisements to congressional investigators today, following weeks of pressure from Congress to reveal details about its advertising system. ...
06:00 am -04 - Mon, October 2, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Monday, October 2nd, 2017
This Monday morning, we're getting surprise deep-space photos, laying out the struggles in getting power back in Puerto Rico and juggling our favorite Switch games in a bid to play... more Switch...
04:20 am -04 - Mon, October 2, 2017
Engadget Sonys updated PlayStation VR wont block HDR
It's been almost a year since Sony formally entered the virtual reality arena with the launch of the PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset. In that time, the unit has remained unchanged, but its pricing ...
03:02 am -04 - Mon, October 2, 2017
Engadget Google Photos eases video sharing on slow connections
With Google pre-loading Google Photos on a range ofAndroid devices, it's no wonder the app has racked up 500 million users. The search giant is already capitalizing on its success using AI-assist...
01:16 am -04 - Mon, October 2, 2017
Engadget World View successfully launches near-space balloon from its new HQ
World View's dreams of replacing satellites with edge-of-space balloons have been long in the making, and not without some hiccups: its initial flight, which included KFC chicken in a publicity s...
11:11 pm -04 - Sun, October 1, 2017
Engadget Rosetta probe's last surprise: a photo of its landing site
Since it's been a year since Rosetta landed on the comet it orbited for a couple of years, you'd think the ESA had already decoded everything the vessel sent back before its demise. Apparent...
09:40 pm -04 - Sun, October 1, 2017
Engadget Smart tattoos turn your skin into a health tracker
There's a common problem with health-tracking devices like smartwatches: they're not really attached to you, which leaves you relying on a short-lived battery and a wireless connection. Eve...
08:10 pm -04 - Sun, October 1, 2017
Engadget Apple releases kernel source code tuned for mobile chips
Ever since the first version of OS X, Apple has regularly released the kernel source code for Macs. In theory, you could learn from it or even build your own projects from it. For iOS, though? Not so ...
06:38 pm -04 - Sun, October 1, 2017
Engadget Game gifting comes to the Xbox One's online store
If you've ever wanted to gift an Xbox One game but didn't want to saddle the recipient with a physical copy (or an impersonal gift card), you're in luck. So long as you're part of...
05:07 pm -04 - Sun, October 1, 2017
Engadget US pressured North Korea by overwhelming hackers with data traffic
The US is no stranger to hacking North Korea, but it's usually in a bid to directly thwart the country's military ambitions. Now, however, those attacks are being used as a diplomatic strat...
03:39 pm -04 - Sun, October 1, 2017
Engadget Paris holds a city-wide 'car-free' day
Cities have dabbled with temporary bans on cars before, but rarely (if ever) on this scale. Paris just held a third "Day Without Cars" that forbade nearly all private transport across the co...
02:11 pm -04 - Sun, October 1, 2017
Engadget FBI won't be forced to reveal San Bernardino iPhone hacking tool
The Associated Press, USA Today and Vice News have failed in their attempt to reveal the hacking tool the FBI used to access San Bernardino terrorist Syed Farook's iPhone. Judge Tanya Chutkan de...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, October 1, 2017
Engadget The best foam mattresses you can buy online
By Kevin PurdyThis post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editorial picks, it...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, October 1, 2017
Engadget After Math: Fly me to the Moon (and then on to Mars)
This was a stellar week for space exploration. Elon Musk showed off a new rocket and announced plans to colonize Mars by 2022. Lockheed Martin showed of its prototype all-in-one rocket-spacecraft desi...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, October 1, 2017
Engadget It took six months for my Nintendo Switch to run out of space
When Nintendo announced that its next game console was going to come with just 32GB of internal storage, my heart sank. I'd been planning to go all digital for the Nintendo Switch -- making it a ...
08:30 am -04 - Sun, October 1, 2017
Engadget Ben Heck's 'The Number Games'
Ben and Felix mourn the loss of the logic gate board game, but they've decided that its demise won't stop them from putting their own spin on electronic number games. Felix begins with digit...
06:27 am -04 - Sun, October 1, 2017
Engadget Google hints Assistant is nearly ready for Chromebooks
Google's October 4th event might include more for Chrome OS fans than the rumored Pixelbook. David Cannon and 9to5Google have spotted multiple app references to Google Assistant coming to Chrome...
01:24 am -04 - Sun, October 1, 2017
Engadget SEC accuses two digital coin creators of ripping off investors
While initial coin offerings aren't prohibited in the US like they are in China and South Korea, authorities are still keeping a close eye on them. Case in point: the US Securities and Exchange C...
11:02 pm -04 - Sat, September 30, 2017
Engadget Samsung is the latest tech titan to open an AI lab in Canada
If it wasn't already clear that Canada is becoming a hotbed for AI research, it is now: Samsung has opened an AI lab (shown below) at the Universit&eacute; de Montr&eacute;al. The school&...
09:33 pm -04 - Sat, September 30, 2017
Engadget Amazon's new Fire TV supports picture-in-picture and recording
Amazon is mainly selling the new Fire TV's hardware-dependent features, such as 4K HDR video and Dolby Atmos sound, but there are some key software improvements, too. The online shopping giant h...
08:03 pm -04 - Sat, September 30, 2017
Engadget South Korea cracks down on use of digital cash for crowdfunding
South Koreans who were planning to raise funds using cryptocurrency will have to find an alternative method. The country has decided to follow in China's footsteps and has banned raising money th...
06:31 pm -04 - Sat, September 30, 2017
Engadget Equifax breach shows signs of a possible state-sponsored hack
Ever since word of the Equifax hack got out, there's been one lingering question: was it a state-sponsored attack, or just criminals who took advantage of a security hole? At the moment, it looks...
05:02 pm -04 - Sat, September 30, 2017
Engadget YouTube Live playthroughs are now a no-no for Nintendo Creators
Nintendo has updated its Creators Program's rules to add a new entry: members can no longer broadcast on YouTube Live. The gaming titan has long been extra protective of its properties and regula...
03:29 pm -04 - Sat, September 30, 2017
Engadget Ask Engadget returns (and you should send us your questions)!
A long time ago in a far-away land called 2013, we used to run a feature called "Ask Engadget" where you -- our readers, fans, followers and critics -- could ask us for our advice, opinions ...
02:00 pm -04 - Sat, September 30, 2017
Engadget Apple Watch Series 3 review: A good watch, a so-so phone replacement
With each generation, the Apple Watch's purpose has seemed to shift. The first one demonstrated what Apple thought a wearable should be, and the second tried to be the perfect workout companion. ...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, September 30, 2017
Engadget Recommended Reading: Streaming is changing the sound of music
Uncovering How Streaming Is Changing the Sound of PopMarc Hogan,PitchforkYou don't have to look far to find evidence of how streaming services have dramatically changed the way we listen to music...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, September 30, 2017
Engadget Elgato's Cam Link turns your DSLR into a souped-up webcam
Most of the time, I buy cameras for specific purposes. My DSLR exists to capture vacation photos and product shots for Engadget reviews. When I go on hikes or long bike rides, I pull out a GoPro Hero4...
09:30 am -04 - Sat, September 30, 2017
Engadget How Puerto Rico's power crisis ends
When Hurricane Maria crashed into Puerto Rico on September 20th, it found a vulnerable target. The island is facing an extreme financial crisis that's been building steam for decades; roughly 43 ...
08:00 am -04 - Sat, September 30, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the weekend. After Apple and Amazon, it's Google's turn to reveal some new hardware next week. We have all the information you'll need to...
02:34 am -04 - Sat, September 30, 2017
Engadget Apple acquires AI tech that seeks to understand your photos
At WWDC this year, Apple announced that iOS11 would have a new and improved Photos app, thanks in part to machine learning and AI. Apparently some of the advancements in this technology could be due t...