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11:18 pm -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget 'Destiny 2' gets a Ghost Alexa skill and replica speaker
Whether you're a Destiny 2 newbie sampling its free trial or a hardened vet griping about player progress, one thing we can all agree on is the general awesomeness of the game's Ghost AI. Th...
10:08 pm -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget Velodyne LiDAR helps self-driving cars operate at highway speeds
Have you noticed that many self-driving car tests avoid the highway? There's a good reason for it: the LiDAR (laser pulse-based radar) cars use to navigate frequently can't handle high-deta...
09:06 pm -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget Verizon will launch 5G home internet access in 2018
Verizon's 5G wireless will soon become a practical reality... if not quite the way you might expect. Big Red has announced that it's launching residential 5G broadband (that is, fixed-in-pl...
08:20 pm -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget Porsches powerful hybrid is a sports car disguised as a station wagon
The Porsche Panamera is rather divisive. People either love or hate the way it looks. Regardless of your thoughts on its design, it's hard to ignore the sports car that doubles as a station wagon...
07:48 pm -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget 'Destiny 2' updates will give veterans a reason to keep playing
While it's safe to say that Destiny 2 has sold well and is a solid improvement over its predecessor, there are still plenty of concerns. Seasoned players quickly ran out of new things to do, and...
07:12 pm -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget Facebook temporarily stops advertisers from filtering by race
A year ago, ProPublica discovered they -- and conceivably anyone else -- could make ads on Facebook that weren't shown to certain ethnic or racial groups. The social network claimed it would fix ...
06:49 pm -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget Twitter contractor turned off Trump's account by 'mistake'
Earlier this month, the @realDonaldTrump Twitter account disappeared for about eleven minutes, however, the company never revealed who the employee was that deactivated it. Now TechCrunch has talked t...
06:02 pm -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget Amazon's AI camera helps developers harness image recognition
Far from the stuff of science fiction, artificial intelligence is becoming just another tool for developers to build the next big thing. It's built in to Photoshop to help you knock out backgroun...
05:39 pm -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget Federal employees stole data from Homeland Security
Three employees of the inspector general's office for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are accused of stealing a computer system that contained around 246,000 employees' personal da...
05:17 pm -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget Pixelmator's AI-driven Photoshop rival is ready for your Mac
Adobe isn't the only one rolling out an AI-savvy pro image editor -- right on cue, Pixelmator has released its previously-teased Pixelmator Pro on the Mac App Store. The $60 software promises man...
05:09 pm -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget Volvo wants to sell cars like Verizon sells phones
At the 2017 LA Auto Show on Wednesday, Volvo revealed a monumental new means of owning and operating their vehicles. For $600 a month, the car company will sell customers an XC40 crossover SUV. That f...
04:58 pm -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget Facebook's new community tools help you become a mentor
Facebook is once again hosting a Social Good Forum, and that means a new suite of tools and updates to help communities. To start, there's a Mentorship and Support feature that helps mentors and...
04:39 pm -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget EPA confirms Tesla's Model 3 has a range of 310 miles
Back in August, EPA documents implied that the pricier $44,000 version of Tesla's Model 3 could have a range of 310 miles. Today, the agency confirmed that speculation: The top-tier Model 3 will ...
04:19 pm -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget Samsung's 'graphene ball' battery could lead to fast-charging EVs
When it comes to lithium-ion batteries, you can have fast charging speeds or high capacities -- take your pick. Now, Samsung researchers, working with Seoul National University, have figured out how t...
04:02 pm -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget YouTube is testing its own version of Stories
YouTube announced today that it's rolling out the Community tab -- a social feature released among a few select creators last year -- to all creators with more than 10,000 subscribers. However, i...
03:41 pm -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget Nasdaq plans to offer bitcoin futures in early 2018
Bitcoin continues to grow, hitting a $11,000 price per coin valuation less than a day after it topped $10,000. The cryptocurrency has been normalizing with investors, getting its own federally-regulat...
03:22 pm -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget New Yorkers can report identities used in fake net neutrality comments
Last week, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman posted an open letter that blasted the FCC for refusing to investigate the allegedly fake anti-net neutrality responses to the agency'...
03:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget HTC's latest VR investments include a brain control startup
HTC is continuing its quest to fund promising VR startups, and its latest batch includes a few pushing the boundaries of what's possible in virtual spaces. The Vive X program is backing 26 compan...
02:38 pm -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget GM's self-driving ambitions don't include 'small-scale pilots'
Cruise is GM's self-driving division, and it has found surprising success with the Chevy Bolt, which has been deployed in test programs across the country. This week, CEO and Cofounder Kyle Vogt ...
02:19 pm -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget Amazon's latest Prime perk is an early 'Jumanji' screening
Amazon Prime members will have a new perk soon for all the Jumanji fans in the house. Subscribers can book tickets for a December 8th advance showing of the upcoming movie, which will screen a full 12...
01:59 pm -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget Instagram is testing a lot of new features, including a repost button
The Next Web reports today that Instagram is testing a slew of new features, many of which could be quite welcome among users. Maybe the most exciting feature is a native Regram button, which would le...
01:39 pm -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget Rocket Lab schedules second Electron test launch for December 8th
On Friday, December 8th at 2:30 PM New Zealand time (8:30 PM ET), a 10-day window will open for a launch of Rocket Lab's Electron rocket. The window will be open for four hours each day. This sec...
01:18 pm -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget Facebook is testing a 'breaking news' tag for developing stories
Facebook will set a cookie to keep you logged in, but it won't set one to remember whether you want to stick with a chronological News Feed. That sort of thing makes it hard to tell at a glance h...
01:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget The 2018 CLS will be Mercedes' smartest coupe yet
Mercedes showed off its 2018 CLS coupe at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday. In addition to its sleek styling and five full seats, the car will offer a number of autonomous driver assist fea...
12:43 pm -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget Over half of FCC net neutrality comments may be fake, study says
The FCC's proposal to roll back net neutrality protections was up for public comment between April 27th and August 30th and while nearly 22 million comments were submitted, there's been a bi...
12:25 pm -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget BMW debuts its i8 Roadster for top-down green driving
The i series vehicles has been BMW's electrified brand on the road since 2014. The i3 is the pure-electric urban bubble vehicle while the supercar-styled i8 is the hybrid of the pair. But beyond ...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget Intel wants to make your autonomous car rides more entertaining
Once autonomous cars can routinely take over the monotonous, minute-to-minute responsibilities of actually driving, what are their human passengers supposed to do with themselves? Well, if Intel has a...
11:51 am -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget Apple sues Qualcomm for violating chip patents
The patent lawsuit battle between Apple and Qualcomm isn't about to cool down any time soon. Apple has countersued Qualcomm, alleging that older Snapdragon chips (the 800 and 820) violate eight ...
11:41 am -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget Apple fixes macOS bug allowing full access without a password (updated)
It didn't take long for Apple to patch that nasty macOS High Sierra flaw that let intruders gain full administrator access (aka root) on your system. The company has released Security Update 2017...
11:30 am -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget Supreme Court considers if your privacy rights include location data
With all the attention focused on the FCC's upcoming vote to dismantle net neutrality protections, it's easy to have missed an upcoming hearing that has the potential to reshape electronic-p...
11:17 am -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget Jim Beam's smart decanter will pour you a shot when you ask
What do you want in a smart speaker assistant? It might be to manage calendars and appointments. For others, it could be the ability to ask the speaker to play your favorite music. But for some, the r...
11:02 am -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget Tesla's latest Semi electric truck customer is DHL
Tesla has scored an order of ten Semi electric trucks from DHL, which plans to use it for short runs and same-day deliveries in US cities, according to the Wall Street Journal. The transport service a...
10:42 am -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's Redmond HQ is getting a multi-billion dollar makeover
Microsoft is planning a multi-billion dollar expansion of its Redmond campus, as it looks to add room for an extra 8,000 workers. Over the next five-to-seven years, the company will construct 18 new b...
10:21 am -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget Snapchats redesign separates friends' posts from media content
Snapchat's major redesign is here and it's all about separating your relationships from content. Snap CEO Evan Spiegel wrote on Axios today that Snapchat has always been primarily geared tow...
10:00 am -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget Netflix adds social sharing to its Fast.com speed test
Back in 2011, Netflix started issuing ISP report cards to head off possible throttling, and now, as the future of net neutrality is in doubt it's upgrading Fast.com. The simple speed test debuted...
09:41 am -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget Trump retweets violent anti-Muslim propaganda
This morning, President Trump retweeted violent anti-Muslim propaganda videos that were originally tweeted by verified user Jayda Fransen (@JaydaBF on Twitter). We are not linking to the tweets or the...
09:30 am -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget Physicists keep striking out in the search for dark matter
Space may be the final frontier, but we've barely begun to explore its underlying mechanics. For as much as humanity has discovered since we first looked to the heavens, we've only seen abou...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget Shopifys Arrive app tracks your online orders on a live map
Now that Amazon's smart-home-synced delivery service is unlocking doors for parcel drop-offs, we never have to worry about missing packages again. For anyone freaked out by the idea of a stranger...
08:45 am -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget Snapchat CEO blames rival social networks for fake news
Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel has decried rival social media firms for propagating fake news and damaging the media industry, saying that the "smart" alternative is, you guessed it, Snapchat. &q...
08:40 am -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget Uber says 2016 hack affected 2.7 million UK customers and drivers
As Uber prepares to defend itself following news that it suffered -- and subsequently hid -- a massive data breach in 2016, the company has begun shedding light on how many people it affected locally....
08:31 am -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget VW's 'affordable' crossover EV comes to the US in 2020
Volkswagen has announced that it's I.D. Crozz EV, currently touring auto shows around the world as a concept, will go on sale for real in America by 2020. It'll be the first of VW's I.D...
08:00 am -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget Waze adds hands-free navigation to keep your eyes on the road
Waze has a number of measures to reduce distractions and keep your eyes on the road ahead, but there has been one inescapable distraction: you usually have to touch the screen to get things done. That...
07:25 am -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget BBC iPlayer to host a ton of TV box sets this Christmas
Nippy mornings and early sunsets. The British winter is here, bringing with it the perfect weather for TV bingeing. For many, that means Netflix, Now TV and Amazon Video, however this year the BBC is ...
07:01 am -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget Prepare yourself for 'Super Mario' Cereal
It seems even the Mushroom Kingdom eats cereal like the rest of us. Following the release of Super Mario Odyssey, breakfast blog Cerealousy has uncovered a new breakfast treat with Mario and Cappy on ...
06:00 am -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday, November 29th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.We have some unexpected news out of Essential, and a vitally important update for anyone running macOS High Sierra. It's Wednesday....
04:33 am -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget Andy Rubin reportedly left Google after inappropriate relationship
Android co-founder Andy Rubin left Google in 2014 on his own accord -- at least that's what the former Google exec said upon his departure. But, a new report claims that there was more to the exi...
04:15 am -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget Deliveroo offers 6 restaurant 'Lunchbox' service in London
It's midday, your stomach is growling and you haven't brought a packed lunch. You could go outside and queue for some Pret a Manger, or &mdash; if you live in east London &mdash; you...
03:28 am -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget Toyota's upgraded safety system detects pedestrians at night
Toyota is among the swarm of automakers promising a safer driving future in the shape of autonomous vehicles. But, seeing as we're still stuck in the present, it's adding another notch to it...
02:01 am -05 - Wed, November 29, 2017
Engadget Samsung has moved on to second-gen 10-nanometer chips
Samsung is making sure that your current smartphone will soon be pass&eacute; by starting fabrication of its second-generation 10-nanometer chips. Dubbed 10-nanometer LPP, they'll have 10 per...
11:55 pm -05 - Tue, November 28, 2017
Engadget Legendarily boring Desert Bus is playable in VR
Back in the late 90s, comedic magicians Penn Jillette and Teller made a mini-game collection for Sega CD that was never released and quietly forgotten. Unfortunately for anyone with taste, one of thos...
10:27 pm -05 - Tue, November 28, 2017
Engadget The 'X-Files' revival continues with a mobile game
X-Files' resurgence isn't just limited to new TV episodes. Fox has taken the wraps off of X-Files: Deep State, a mystery title for Android, iOS and Facebook that should arrive February 6th,...
09:35 pm -05 - Tue, November 28, 2017
Engadget Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens team on a hybrid electric aircraft
Purely electric aircraft are still in their relative infancy. Hybrid aircraft, however? They're closer than you think. Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens are partnering on a hybrid electric aircr...
08:02 pm -05 - Tue, November 28, 2017
Engadget Infiniti unveils a semi-autonomous QX50 for 2019
After nearly a year of teasing, Infiniti finally debuted its newest QX50 crossover at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show on Tuesday. The vehicle features not only an inline-4 engine capable of adjusting t...
07:44 pm -05 - Tue, November 28, 2017
Engadget NASA to release Voyager Golden Record as a vinyl box set
Speaking as a space-loving child of the '70s and a music fan, it was hard to contain my excitement when NASA took to Kickstarter to fund a pressing of the space agency's Voyager Golden Recor...
06:49 pm -05 - Tue, November 28, 2017
Engadget Washington state sues Uber over data breach
The lawsuits are continuing to pile on top of Uber after it revealed that it covered up a hack in fall 2016. Washington state's Attorney General has sued Uber for allegedly violating its local d...
05:58 pm -05 - Tue, November 28, 2017
Engadget Amazon's Silk web browser is now on Fire TV devices
If you've been looking for a way to browse the web on your Amazon Fire TV, now's the time. The company has just released its Silk Browser for its media gadgets, making it compatible with the...
05:35 pm -05 - Tue, November 28, 2017
Engadget Oculus' reworked VR interfaces will be ready to test in December
If you happen to have an Oculus Rift headset and want to try its big interface makeovers, you won't have to wait long. As promised, Oculus has confirmed that both its Rift Core 2.0 VR interface ...
05:17 pm -05 - Tue, November 28, 2017
Engadget Instagrams new feature lets you draw on your friends photos
Instagram released a new feature today that lets you edit pictures friends send you via direct message. Here's how it works. Once someone sends you a photo directly, tap the camera icon in the bo...
05:02 pm -05 - Tue, November 28, 2017
Engadget Google's AI can tell when someone is peeping at your phone
Face detection isn't just for signing you in or making silly animations... it could also keep nosy bus passengers from snooping on your phone. Google researchers Hee Jung Ryu and Florian Schroff ...
04:39 pm -05 - Tue, November 28, 2017
Engadget Google patents a motorized Chromebook hinge that can open itself
If you've been struggling to open your own laptop each day, a new patent granted to Google for its Pixel line of notebook computers may be just what you need. Titled "Notebook Computer with ...
04:20 pm -05 - Tue, November 28, 2017
Engadget Google finally fixes the burger emoji
After a long wait, Google has finally done the right thing. We're talking, of course, about fixing its burger emoji illustration so that the cheese is on top of the patty, like it should be. Gran...
04:08 pm -05 - Tue, November 28, 2017
Engadget macOS High Sierra bug allows full admin access without a password
If you're using Apple's latest macOS High Sierra, you'll want to be wary of giving people access to your computer. Initially tweeted by developer Lemi Orhan Ergin, there's a super-...
04:05 pm -05 - Tue, November 28, 2017
Engadget YouTubes Community social feature set to expand to more creators
Last year, YouTube launched its Community tab -- a social feature that lets creators engage with their followers through text, video, photos and more. At launch, YouTube had extended the feature to ju...
03:47 pm -05 - Tue, November 28, 2017
Engadget Third-party Alexa skills can now use notifications
Your phone gets notifications, so why can't your smart speaker? Amazon is doing something about it.. and thankfully, it's not as bothersome as it could be. The company is trotting out a de...
02:40 pm -05 - Tue, November 28, 2017
Engadget The FCC is peddling its net neutrality spin as facts
Last week, the FCC released the final draft of its proposal to rollback net neutrality protections, a plan that the agency will vote on next month. Removing these protections has been a targeted goal ...
02:10 pm -05 - Tue, November 28, 2017
Engadget Hyundai adds on-demand car washes to its Blue Link service
In a world where you can have your McDonald's delivered and the UPS driver has access to your Amazon-enabled foyer, keeping the family car clean remains a decidedly low tech affair. You've g...
02:02 pm -05 - Tue, November 28, 2017
Engadget Yandex wants to ensure its self-driving cars can survive the winter
Many self-driving car tests are conveniently run in warm, sunny climates where the road conditions are rarely less than ideal. But what about that significant chunk of the planet that gets snowfall? Y...
01:41 pm -05 - Tue, November 28, 2017
Engadget HDMI 2.1 is here with 10K and Dynamic HDR support
Back in January, the HDMI Forum unveiled its new specifications for the HDMI connector, called HDMI 2.1. Now, that HDMI specification is available to all HDMI 2.0 adopters. It's backwards compati...
01:22 pm -05 - Tue, November 28, 2017
Engadget 'Yooka-Laylee' arrives on Nintendo Switch December 14th
The wait is almost over: The whimsical, N64-styled retro platformer Yooka-Laylee will arrive on Nintendo Switch this December 14th. While versions for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One were released in A...
01:02 pm -05 - Tue, November 28, 2017
Engadget Apple's YouTube videos can help with dad's inane iOS questions
If spending a Saturday morning at an Apple store with a family member is your idea of Hell, then playing tech support for your relatives while you're home for the holidays is probably a lengthy s...
12:37 pm -05 - Tue, November 28, 2017
Engadget Huawei says it can do better than Apple's Face ID
Huawei has a history of trying to beat Apple at its own game (it unveiled a "Force Touch" phone days before the iPhone 6s launch), and that's truer than ever now that the iPhone X is in...
12:16 pm -05 - Tue, November 28, 2017
Engadget Judge grants Waymo trial delay because Uber withheld evidence
Waymo, Alphabet's self-driving unit, sued Uber earlier this year over the alleged theft of self driving tech. The latest bit of drama comes today as a US judge granted a request from Alphabet to ...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 28, 2017
Engadget Windows 10's 'Timeline' continuity tool arrives soon for Insiders
If you were bummed that this fall's Creators Update for Windows 10 didn't include Microsoft's version of Handoff, we feel you. But if you're a Windows Insider Program member, there...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 28, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's latest Windows 10 experiment: Running apps in tabs
When it comes to multitasking, few UI upgrades were as helpful as browser tabs. Instead of juggling dozens of windows on your computer, they let you place multiple websites in a single pane. It's...
11:38 am -05 - Tue, November 28, 2017
Engadget Airbnb's split payments option is now available to all group travel
One of the most requested features on Airbnb has been the ability to split payments among members of a group traveling together. After all, it's never fun to run after your friends for payment, a...
11:19 am -05 - Tue, November 28, 2017
Engadget Classified US Army and NSA data was stored on an unprotected server
Earlier this month, researchers at UpGuard reported that US military intelligence gathering data had been stored on a misconfigured Amazon Web Services S3 server that wasn't password protected an...
11:03 am -05 - Tue, November 28, 2017
Engadget YouTube pulled 150,000 videos of children over predatory comments
YouTube is taking extensive action after word broke that pedophiles were targeting videos of children with vile comments. The streaming service reported that it had taken down over 150,000 videos that...
10:42 am -05 - Tue, November 28, 2017
Engadget Thieves tell cops 'Mr. Telsa' said it was okay to swipe Teslas
Tesla's aren't easy to steal, but thieves in Utah allegedly made off with three $80,000 models by breaking into a dealership and stealing the fobs. After that, however, their master plan fel...
10:42 am -05 - Tue, November 28, 2017
Engadget Thieves tell cops 'Mr. Tesla' said it was okay to swipe Teslas
Tesla's aren't easy to steal, but thieves in Utah allegedly made off with three $80,000 models by breaking into a dealership and stealing the fobs. After that, however, their master plan fel...
10:21 am -05 - Tue, November 28, 2017
Engadget AT&T extends the deadline for its Time Warner merger to April
When AT&amp;T announced that it was going to buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion back in 2016, the deal was expected to close by the end of 2017. Now, it's clear that won't happen, and as ...
10:15 am -05 - Tue, November 28, 2017
Engadget UK watchdog threatens ticket resale sites with court action
The UK's competition watchdog has fired another warning shot against secondary ticketing websites. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is partway through an investigation and says it has ...
10:00 am -05 - Tue, November 28, 2017
Engadget VR at the Tate Modern's Modigliani exhibition is no gimmick
In recent years, HTC has partnered with several museums to cultivate VR as a tool for art and learning. New projects are always in the works, and recently the company launched the Vive Arts program, r...
09:41 am -05 - Tue, November 28, 2017
Engadget Senators introduce bill to criminalize revenge porn
Senators have introduced a bill today which, if passed, would establish federal criminal liability for those sharing revenge porn. The bill, Ending Nonconsensual Online User Graphic Harassment (ENOUGH...
09:22 am -05 - Tue, November 28, 2017
Engadget Samsung bolsters Bixby with another AI startup
Samsung may have botched the launch of its virtual assistant Bixby, but it has already promised to patch things up with the next release, which will leverage "deep linking capabilities and enhanc...
09:02 am -05 - Tue, November 28, 2017
Engadget Photoshop uses AI to make selecting people less of a hassle
Masking a human or other subject out of a scene is a pretty common trick nowadays, but it's is still arguably one of the hardest and lowest-tech parts of Photoshop. Adobe's about to make tha...
08:29 am -05 - Tue, November 28, 2017
Engadget HP quietly installs system-slowing spyware on its PCs
Lenovo has only just settled a massive $3.5 million fine for preinstalling adware on laptops without users' consent, and now it seems HP is getting in on the stealth installation action, too. Acc...
08:01 am -05 - Tue, November 28, 2017
Engadget Samsung made an app that adjusts its TVs for color blindness
Samsung has launched an app that makes watching TV a more vibrant experience for people with color vision deficiency (CVD) -- the inability to distinguish certain shades of color (also known as color ...
07:02 am -05 - Tue, November 28, 2017
Engadget Google's lightweight YouTube Go app is out of beta
Google is officially ripping the beta label off YouTube Go: the lightweight app that lets you save vids to watch offline. For now, it's still only available in India and Indonesia, but there'...
06:00 am -05 - Tue, November 28, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday, November 28th 2017
Tuesday is here, and as you await delivery on any Cyber Monday splurges, we've got a substitute phone for app detox and an otherworldly combination of lightning and a volcano. Airbnb is also accu...
04:29 am -05 - Tue, November 28, 2017
Engadget Uber may have to answer to Congress about data breach coverup
Five states are already investigating Uber's breach that exposed data on 57 million of its users, which the company hid for a year. But now the ridesharing titan will have to explain its actions ...
03:02 am -05 - Tue, November 28, 2017
Engadget 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' is getting a mobile port in China
It was only about a week ago when Tencent announced that it's bringing a localized version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds to China, and earlier today, the tech giant added that it's a...
01:05 am -05 - Tue, November 28, 2017
Engadget 'Pokmon Go' legendary Ho-Oh is catchable for limited time
After amassing 500 million Pok&eacute;mon in less than 48 hours, Pok&eacute;mon Go players seemed primed to smash the Global Catch Challenge to nab 3 billion pocket monsters. Sure enough, they...
11:47 pm -05 - Mon, November 27, 2017
Engadget Plex DVR can now automatically remove commercials
Plex, the service that collects media and streaming channels into one application, has been fine-tuning its offerings with new features that have recently improved viewing quality. But its next additi...
11:13 pm -05 - Mon, November 27, 2017
Engadget Waymos autonomous cars have driven 4 million miles
Lest anyone think that Waymo hasn't been preparing to launch its own autonomous ride-sharing service at some point, the Google spinoff just announced that its self-driving cars have driven a coll...
10:34 pm -05 - Mon, November 27, 2017
Engadget Google offers real-time search data for news, images and video
Finding out what people are searching for in real time is a trivial matter these days, thanks to Google Trends. Online since 2015, the service is useful for discovering what the world is paying attent...
09:26 pm -05 - Mon, November 27, 2017
Engadget What's on TV: 'Vikings,' 'Easy,' 'Dark' and 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'
This week Netflix brings season two of its romance-focused anthology series Easy, as well as a new supernatural series, Dark, that's set in Germany during the 1980s. There's a new season of ...
07:45 pm -05 - Mon, November 27, 2017
Engadget Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals you can still grab
This 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 commissions th...
07:19 pm -05 - Mon, November 27, 2017
Engadget 'Demon's Souls' servers are shutting down for good February 28th
One of the coolest things about From Software's original, brutally difficult Demon's Souls was the in-game messaging system. No, you weren't able to pen letters to your friends, but you...
06:39 pm -05 - Mon, November 27, 2017
Engadget Dive into 'Destiny 2' for free starting tomorrow
So you missed out on Destiny 2's beta tests and didn't want to buy the game without giving it a try. Are you stuck? Thankfully, no. Bungie will offer a free Destiny 2 trial on PS4, Xbox One ...
06:03 pm -05 - Mon, November 27, 2017
Engadget Google Docs, Slides and Sheets now feature drag-and-drop on iPad
It was nice to see Google integrate its Drive apps into iOS 11's document-consolidating Files, but it seems they're not done refining. This morning, the search giant updated several of its p...
05:42 pm -05 - Mon, November 27, 2017
Engadget Ubisofts next indie game Ode is out in the UK
A couple years ago, Ubisoft started an incubator at its Reflections Studio to make indie games -- the first of which, the delightful Grow Home, came out in early 2015. Now the same team has released a...
05:21 pm -05 - Mon, November 27, 2017
Engadget Android 8.1 final preview enables the Pixel 2's custom camera chip
The first Android 8.1 preview release opened the doors to app developers wanting to support the Pixel 2's untapped Pixel Visual Core chip, and now the phones themselves are ready for action. Goo...
05:01 pm -05 - Mon, November 27, 2017
Engadget White House reportedly considering personal phone ban for staff
Bloomberg reports today that the White House is considering a ban on personal phone use among its staff. According to anonymous sources, the ban has been proposed as a security measure not as an actio...
04:39 pm -05 - Mon, November 27, 2017
Engadget Amazons The Last Post will premiere in the US on December 22nd
Amazon has announced that Prime Video will be the exclusive streaming platform in the US of the six-part series The Last Post, which recently aired in the UK on BBC One. The show takes place during th...
04:18 pm -05 - Mon, November 27, 2017
Engadget Blizzard offers more chances to become an 'Overwatch' pro
It's tempting to compete for a spot in the Overwatch League -- make it big and you could earn a solid income from your Mercy or Reinhardt skills. But getting there isn't necessarily easy, an...
04:02 pm -05 - Mon, November 27, 2017
Engadget Microsoft built an AI-powered iOS app to help you learn Chinese
Language-learning apps are nothing new, with offerings from MIT and Duolingo ready to teach you a new way to communicate right on your phone. Now Microsoft is looking to teach you Chinese with a free ...
03:38 pm -05 - Mon, November 27, 2017
Engadget Facebook starts global rollout of its AI suicide prevention tools
Facebook is expanding its limited test run for suicide- and -self-harm reporting tools to the masses. To get better at detection the social network will begin implementing pattern recognition for post...
03:19 pm -05 - Mon, November 27, 2017
Engadget Tumblr founder and CEO David Karp resigns
It's the end of an era for Tumblr fans. David Karp, Tumblr's founder, has resigned from his CEO position after 11 years at the job. The company's operations chief, Jeff D'Onofrio...
03:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 27, 2017
Engadget Origami-like soft robot can lift 1000 times its weight
Soft robotics allow machines to move in ways which mimic living organisms, but increased flexibility usually means reduced strength, which limits its use. Now, scientists at MIT CSAIL &amp; Harvar...
02:46 pm -05 - Mon, November 27, 2017
Engadget Twitter: Suspension of New York Times account was human error
Twitter has fumbled yet again. Over the weekend, the platform temporarily locked a New York Times account for violating its rule against hateful conduct, but the tweet in question, a report on Canadia...
02:30 pm -05 - Mon, November 27, 2017
Engadget New in our buyer's guide: Apple, Google and a little Sonos
Separate from our holiday gift guide, it was time for us to update our year-round shortlist of recommendations. Since our last round of additions, three months ago, we've reviewed a boatload of f...
02:09 pm -05 - Mon, November 27, 2017
Engadget YouTube pulls autocomplete results that showed child abuse terms
YouTube has been working hard lately to fix issues around child exploitation and abuse. The Google-owned video service revamped its policies and their enforcement around videos featuring minors or fam...
01:48 pm -05 - Mon, November 27, 2017
Engadget Newton's simple-is-better email app gets a calendar counterpart
The Newton app is a quality (if pricey) email client that offers simplicity on the surface and intelligence underneath, but it has at least one glaring flaw: that design philosophy doesn't carry ...
01:25 pm -05 - Mon, November 27, 2017
Engadget 'Black Mirror' trailers preview episodes, leave out release date
Netflix continues to drive internet fans of the Black Mirror series crazy by releasing buzzy new trailers, while still not saying when we can actually watch the damn thing. The first one is for Arkang...
01:03 pm -05 - Mon, November 27, 2017
Engadget SodaStreams new concentrate lets you mix your own champagne
SodaStream has been inching its way into the adult beverage scene for a little while now and today the company announced that it's launching its take on champagne. Sparkling Gold is a new concent...
12:44 pm -05 - Mon, November 27, 2017
Engadget HTC's U11 is one of the first non-Google phones to get Android Oreo
Unless you have a Google-branded phone or are willing to jump into a beta test, you probably haven't had an easy upgrade path to Android Oreo. However, it seems like they're starting to tric...
12:19 pm -05 - Mon, November 27, 2017
Engadget Shell will build 80 high-power EV charging stations across Europe
This year, Royal Dutch Shell has put more of a focus on EVs, adding charging stations to a handful of its UK gas stations and acquiring NewMotion -- a Netherlands-based company with 30,000 charging po...
12:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 27, 2017
Engadget The best audio gear to give as gifts
Maybe there's an audiophile on your list, or maybe you're shopping for someone who recently acquired a new phone and could use something better than the pack-in headphones. Either way, we ha...
11:44 am -05 - Mon, November 27, 2017
Engadget Amazon's latest toolkit helps you quickly create VR apps
Amazon probably isn't the first company you think of when it comes to augmented or virtual reality (with a few exceptions), but it's determined to change your mind. The internet giant has u...
11:29 am -05 - Mon, November 27, 2017
Engadget Alleged Fortnite hacker's mom fights anti-cheating lawsuit
The fight against people cheating in online games is getting ugly. Specifically, Epic Games is suing 14 year-old Caleb Rogers for allegedly modding the game and causing the developer to lose profits f...
10:49 am -05 - Mon, November 27, 2017
Engadget Twitter and others warn FCC of 'disastrous' net neutrality reversal
Twitter, Pinterest, Reddit, Airbnb were among 200 firms that signd a letter warning FCC Chairman Ajit Pai not to roll back net neutrality, according to Broadcasting &amp; Cable. Dated on Cyber Mon...
10:36 am -05 - Mon, November 27, 2017
Engadget Kick your smartphone habit with the 'Substitute Phone'
Cigarettes are hard to kick not just because of the nicotine, but the fact that they give you something to do with your hands. The "Substitute Phone" from Vienna-based designer Klemens Schil...
10:14 am -05 - Mon, November 27, 2017
Engadget Essential Phone drops to $399 for Cyber Monday
Another month, another Essential discount. In October, the company &mdash; spearheaded by Android creator Andy Rubin &mdash; slashed the price of its first phone to $499, and today it's b...
09:30 am -05 - Mon, November 27, 2017
Engadget The best Cyber Monday deals
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09:00 am -05 - Mon, November 27, 2017
Engadget Catching lightning in a volcanic bottle
What do you get when you marry two of Earth's most dramatic natural events, lightning and volcanoes? The answer is a "dirty storm," an infernal melange of lightning, magmatic fire and a...
08:31 am -05 - Mon, November 27, 2017
Engadget Moleskine's smart notebook will work with Microsoft Office
Microsoft has long sold its Surface devices on the idea that they can double as digital notebooks; laptops one minute, journals the next thanks to their detachable displays and styli. (Heck, the Surfa...
07:30 am -05 - Mon, November 27, 2017
Engadget Engadget UK giveaway: Win a Cyrus One amplifier and streaming starter kit
If you're in the midst of planning a little soir&eacute;e over the Christmas period, or are generally just a bit of an audiophile, then we're giving away the perfect piece of kit this we...
07:01 am -05 - Mon, November 27, 2017
Engadget NVIDIA's AI will help GE speed up medical image processing
Deep learning tech is making itself at home in hospitals by helping radiologists examine medical scans for just a buck per image. Now, GE Healthcare is bringing that AI tech directly to the scanners, ...
06:00 am -05 - Mon, November 27, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Monday, November 27th 2017
Welcome back from what was hopefully a nice long weekend. We've got our verdict on Google's Pixel Buds, more news on that massive Yahoo data breach, and Time Inc.'s further struggles. O...
05:10 am -05 - Mon, November 27, 2017
Engadget Airbnb is reportedly being used to launder money
Criminals have long been exploiting online marketplaces for money laundering purposes, and the latest service to reportedly fall prey to fraudsters is Airbnb. According to a Daily Beast report, Russia...
03:50 am -05 - Mon, November 27, 2017
Engadget Snapchat's latest filters recognize pets and food
Ahead of its imminent redesign, Snapchat is rolling out new filters that recognize what's in your snaps to provide contextually-aware graphics. Snap quietly began doling out the new feature (whic...
02:20 am -05 - Mon, November 27, 2017
Engadget Microsoft Office is now available for all Chromebooks
It took its sweet time, but Microsoft Office for Android is now available on all Play Store-compatible Chromebooks, according to Chrome Unboxed. The software's convoluted journey en route to Goog...
11:56 pm -05 - Sun, November 26, 2017
Engadget Munich ends its long-running love affair with Linux
When Munich decided to ditch many of its Windows installations in favor of Linux in 2003, it was considered a groundbreaking moment for open source software -- it was proof that Linux could be used fo...
09:52 pm -05 - Sun, November 26, 2017
Engadget Drones and smartphones help fight malaria in Tanzania
The fight against malaria has been improving, but there's still lots more work to do. For one thing, anti-larval sprays are both expensive and time-consuming -- you can't always afford to sp...
07:51 pm -05 - Sun, November 26, 2017
Engadget Hacker in massive Yahoo breach expected to plead guilty
While it's doubtful that the US will catch the Russians accused of participating in the massive 2014 Yahoo breach, a third culprit appears ready to cooperate. Reuters has discovered that Canadia...
05:50 pm -05 - Sun, November 26, 2017
Engadget Time's struggle to adapt to digital brings it near a sale (update: official)
Time Inc. hasn't had the easiest time adapting to an online world: although its brands have been pushing boundaries in digital storytelling, it has made some questionable decisions (MySpace, anyo...
03:53 pm -05 - Sun, November 26, 2017
Engadget FBI failed to warn officials about Russian email hackers
It's no longer a secret that Russian hackers have targeted the personal email accounts of American officials, but the FBI was apparently less than vigilant in giving these targets a heads-up. Th...
02:02 pm -05 - Sun, November 26, 2017
Engadget SEC knew about weak security years before hack
The hack that compromised the US Securities and Exchange Commission was a shock and more than a little damaging, but could it have been prevented? Unfortunately the answer is very likely yes. The Hi...
12:31 pm -05 - Sun, November 26, 2017
Engadget UK bill would give police the power to seize drones
The UK doesn't just want to institute rules governing how you fly your drone -- it wants to give police more power to take drones out of commission. A newly unveiled Drone Bill would give law en...
11:00 am -05 - Sun, November 26, 2017
Engadget After Math: Here turkey, turkey, turkey
Black Friday's annual madness capped off a holiday week jam packed with more major news breaks than you can stuff in a 10-pound bird. Uber was caught covering up a security breach impacting 57 mi...
09:15 am -05 - Sun, November 26, 2017
Engadget Quantum encryption is now fast enough for voice calls
Quantum encryption is theoretically a dream for security, as you can't even inspect the data without altering it. However, it's currently several times slower than the conventional kind, wh...
07:30 am -05 - Sun, November 26, 2017
Engadget Ben Heck's mini pinball game: Building walls
There's a problem with Ben's mini pinball game project: Everything is too big! Ben realizes that it's time to decide on the design for the playing field, adding space for the various la...
01:03 am -05 - Sun, November 26, 2017
Engadget Australia may offer facial recognition data to telecoms and banks
The concerns over government facial recognition systems don't just revolve around the possibility of Orwellian control -- it's that they may share that data with others you don't comple...
10:49 pm -05 - Sat, November 25, 2017
Engadget Companies pull ads from YouTube over comments in child videos
YouTube is once again facing an advertiser fallout. HP, candy giant Mars and other big-name brands are pulling their ads from the streaming site after BuzzFeed and Times stories revealed that their ad...
08:56 pm -05 - Sat, November 25, 2017
Engadget Uber's new chief knew about hack months before the public
Uber may have come clean about the grievous hack that exposed data for 57 million users, but it apparently took its time getting to that point. Wall Street Journal sources have learned that new CEO D...
07:06 pm -05 - Sat, November 25, 2017
Engadget Over 1.3 million anti-net neutrality FCC comments are likely fakes
It's no secret that bots flooded the FCC with comments supporting its plans to kill net neutrality. But just how many comments were fraudulent? All too many, according to data scientist Jeff Kao....
05:33 pm -05 - Sat, November 25, 2017
Engadget Fernando Alonso is the first F1 driver with an eSports team
You've seen basketball and soccer (aka football) teams dive into eSports, and now it's the turn for individual Formula One drivers to get in on the action. McLaren Honda driver Fernando Alo...
04:01 pm -05 - Sat, November 25, 2017
Engadget Uber gets the go-ahead for its Russian merger
Uber's merger with Yandex's taxi service is effectively a done deal. Russian antitrust regulators have approved the union between the two ride-hailing companies, clearing the way for its ex...
02:30 pm -05 - Sat, November 25, 2017
Engadget Google Pixel Buds review: You (and Google) can do better
When Google revealed its new Pixels earlier this year, it made a tacit statement: the age of headphone jacks on smartphones is over. So, what's a diehard Google phone fan to do? Buy Google's...
01:00 pm -05 - Sat, November 25, 2017
Engadget A security expert built an unofficial Wikipedia for the dark web
Wikipedia is a nigh-essential source of information, but it's usually so accessible in Western countries that users forget when it isn't. Take Turkey, which blocked its citizens from accessi...
11:30 am -05 - Sat, November 25, 2017
Engadget Flying Lotus in 3D is a jam session between music and holograms
Backstage at the concert venue Brooklyn Steel in New York, the artist Flying Lotus was discussing his persistent desire to create experiences so new that they were inconceivable to an audience before ...
09:38 am -05 - Sat, November 25, 2017
Engadget Samsung smart TVs gain Amazon Prime Music support
Samsung has recently tightened its relationship with Amazon, partnering up on its HDR10+ tech meant to counter Dolby Vision HDR. Now, Samsung's smart TVs will be some of the first third-party, no...
07:13 am -05 - Sat, November 25, 2017
Engadget Unearthing oxygen-starved bacteria might worsen climate change
A recently-released federal report has finally credited humans with causing climate change, but we might have more to worry about than fossil fuel emissions. While we knew bacteria in earth's soi...
05:19 am -05 - Sat, November 25, 2017
Engadget Snapchat's new ad formats are designed to keep you watching
This week, Snapchat debuted two new ad styles meant to engage its users more and encourage less skipping, TechCrunch reports. So far, the app's ads have largely consisted of short videos, which f...
03:25 am -05 - Sat, November 25, 2017
Engadget Talk with the first-ever robot politician on Facebook Messenger
Have you often felt that no matter what you asked politicians, they'd automatically reply with a stock response? Now you can address a real robot that plans on running for office -- or at least, ...
01:30 am -05 - Sat, November 25, 2017
Engadget Pornhub's first store has a livestreaming bed camera, of course
Pop-up stores are all the rage, but Pornhub's shop in New York City is offering something... unique. If you visit its just-opened location on 70 Wooster Street, you'll see a bed with a camer...
11:59 pm -05 - Fri, November 24, 2017
Engadget 'Ghost In The Shell' VR arcade game is a four-on-four firefight
For everybody that's watched Ghost in the Shell and thought to themselves, "yes, I too would like to experience tearing tanks apart with my bare hands," your day has come. Well, sort of...
10:16 pm -05 - Fri, November 24, 2017
Engadget Best Buy will have Nintendo's SNES Classic in stores Saturday
If you still don't own an SNES Classic Edition, you'll have a chance to get one tomorrow, November 25th. Best Buy has announced that it will sell Nintendo's mini, retro console in store...
08:02 pm -05 - Fri, November 24, 2017
Engadget Image-sharing site Imgur was hacked in 2014
Imgur, a popular picture-sharing site, revealed today that it suffered a data breach in 2014, claiming it was just notified of it on November 23rd. In a blog post, Imgur said hackers stole email addre...
07:33 pm -05 - Fri, November 24, 2017
Engadget Tamagotchi is heading to your smartphone in 2018
Tamagotchi is celebrating its 20th birthday this year with the release of a special anniversary edition, which was good enough to land on our holiday gift guide. But, the festivities don't end th...
05:58 pm -05 - Fri, November 24, 2017
Engadget Five state attorneys general are investigating Uber breach
Uber's latest security breach, which exposed 57 million customers' and drivers' personal information, has come under more and more scrutiny since it was revealed earlier this week. The ...
04:20 pm -05 - Fri, November 24, 2017
Engadget NASA goes back to the middle ages for its rover tire design
The Mars Curiosity rover has been a big success, but NASA's modern tech couldn't save its tires from breaking down in the harsh conditions of Mars. For future missions, the agency has gone b...
03:00 pm -05 - Fri, November 24, 2017
Engadget The big stores that track your every online move
A study by Princeton researchers came to light earlier this month, revealing that over 400 of the world's most popular websites use the equivalent of hacking tools to spy on you without your know...
02:22 pm -05 - Fri, November 24, 2017
Engadget Amazon's warehouse workers strike in Germany and Italy
As exciting as it may be go on an online shopping spree for Black Friday, there is a human price to be paid: thousands of warehouse workers often have to commit many exhausting hours to making sure yo...
01:21 pm -05 - Fri, November 24, 2017
Engadget A lost 'Doctor Who' episode featuring Tom Baker is finally here
Doctor Who fans have waited nearly four decades for today. Shada -- an episode that began filming in 1979 with Tom Baker as the legendary Time Lord -- is finally finished and available to download (a ...
12:00 pm -05 - Fri, November 24, 2017
Engadget Which game controllers are worth buying?
If you're picking up a game console like the Xbox One X or PlayStation 4 Pro this holiday season, congratulations: You already have a great controller for your new system. Traditionally, third-pa...
10:00 am -05 - Fri, November 24, 2017
Engadget The best smartwatches and fitness trackers to give as gifts
If a plain-Jane fitness tracker seems like too uninspired of a gift, we have some other ideas. You could buy any number of smartwatches that fared well in our tests. Engadget's resident runners a...
09:10 am -05 - Fri, November 24, 2017
Engadget The best Black Friday deals 2017
This 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 commissions th...
09:10 am -05 - Fri, November 24, 2017
Engadget The best Black Friday deals 2017 (Updated)
This 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 commissions th...
09:00 am -05 - Fri, November 24, 2017
Engadget How 'Dinner Party' tells an alien abduction story in VR
At our first Engadget Experience in LA last week, we premiered five virtual reality projects that pushed the boundaries of the new medium. Among them was Dinner Party, a retelling of the famous Betty ...
08:31 am -05 - Fri, November 24, 2017
Engadget Yamaha's MX88 synth turns your iPhone into a real instrument
I hate, hate, hate computers and phones/tablets on stage. To me, a Macbook sitting next to a keyboardist or percussionist is just asking for trouble. Computers freeze, apps crash and sometimes you for...
08:14 am -05 - Fri, November 24, 2017
Engadget 'MST3K' will mock B movies for another season on Netflix
If Twitch's Mystery Science Theater 3000 binge-fest didn't scratch your itch, we've got good news for you: Netflix is renewing the show's revival MST3K: The Return for a second sea...
07:56 am -05 - Fri, November 24, 2017
Engadget EE's next phone will be all glass and cost just over 100
It's been so long since EE launched a new own-brand smartphone, scan its online store and you won't find any handset bearing the carrier's logo on offer. It appears EE is planning to re...
07:50 am -05 - Fri, November 24, 2017
Engadget Singapore's driverless buses to serve three towns by 2022
While driverless buses are making cameos in Las Vegas and Michigan, they're set to become a more common sight in Singapore in the near future. Following initial trials of an autonomous shuttle (f...
07:23 am -05 - Fri, November 24, 2017
Engadget Windows 10 keyboard offers emoji suggestions in latest preview
Windows 10 Insiders in the Fast Ring were the first to try out Microsoft's emoji 5.0 bonanza in June, before support rolled out widely with the Fall Creators Update. And, the tech giant is bundli...
06:09 am -05 - Fri, November 24, 2017
Engadget Latest 'Pokmon' games include an ode to Nintendo's late president
Developers are still eager to show their gratitude to Nintendo's late Satoru Iwata. Gamers have learned that Pok&eacute;mon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon include a clear, heartfelt tribute to the...
06:00 am -05 - Fri, November 24, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, November 24th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Black Friday is here. With some help from our friends at Wirecutter, we've distilled some of the best deals right here. As you process yesterday's carbs ...
05:20 am -05 - Fri, November 24, 2017
Engadget Black Friday 2017 deals: here are the UK's best
Another year, another Black Friday discount day. While we don't celebrate Thanksgiving, we're now fully onboard with the sale frenzy that accompanies it (even if we don't like to admit ...
04:27 am -05 - Fri, November 24, 2017
Engadget Session doesnt care about your pro-skater high scores
There hasn't really been a good skateboarding game since Skate 3 in 2010. Don't even try to mention Tony Hawk 5, either: that game was awful. Session, an upcoming skateboarding simulation ga...
03:04 am -05 - Fri, November 24, 2017
Engadget NASA's Cassini probe bids farewell to Saturn with epic image
NASA's Cassini spacecraft was always destined to be a doomed hero. After two decades in space, diligently exploring Saturn and its many strange and beautiful moons, operators deliberately crashed...
01:25 am -05 - Fri, November 24, 2017
Engadget CBS TV channels are back on Dish
Following an intentional three-day blackout, CBS channels are available once again for Dish customers, as the two companies have reached an agreement in a financial dispute.CBS and Dish have been feud...
12:02 am -05 - Fri, November 24, 2017
Engadget EFF tool tells your members of Congress to fight for net neutrality
The FCC may be bent on killing net neutrality, but that doesn't mean you have to stay silent or offer mostly symbolic protests. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has created a web tool that mak...
10:32 pm -05 - Thu, November 23, 2017
Engadget Budweiser is blasting barley into space to brew Mars beer
Settlers could arrive on Mars as soon as 2024, if SpaceX gets its way. And, those newcomers to the red planet are going to need supplies, like...beer. While Elon Musk and co. are aspiring to send (use...
09:05 pm -05 - Thu, November 23, 2017
Engadget HBO's interactive 'Mosaic' series arrives on Android
Despite all the high profile TV shows currently on the air, HBO and Steven Soderbergh have found a way to make Mosaic stand out in the age of binge-watching: hand over narrative control to the viewers...
07:31 pm -05 - Thu, November 23, 2017
Engadget Tesla's semi-truck is priced surprisingly competitive
When Tesla unveiled its Semi electric truck last week, everyone agreed that it looked cool, but some actual truckers weren't necessarily sold on its functionality. Most observers will be impresse...
07:31 pm -05 - Thu, November 23, 2017
Engadget Tesla electric Semi's price is surprisingly competitive
When Tesla unveiled its Semi electric truck last week, everyone agreed that it looked cool, but some actual truckers weren't necessarily sold on its functionality. Most observers will be impresse...
06:08 pm -05 - Thu, November 23, 2017
Engadget EA is addressing the loot boxes in 'Need for Speed: Payback,' too
Most of the headlines surrounding Electronic Arts this fall have been about the loot box situation in Star Wars: Battlefront II. But Need for Speed: Payback has been dealing with the same pay-to-win p...
05:12 pm -05 - Thu, November 23, 2017
Engadget Facebook's latest feature test looks like Snapchat's streaks
Facebook has been emulating (read: copying) Snapchat for a while now, whether through Instagram or on its own. So, it shouldn't come as a surprise that it's at it again. This time the compan...
04:05 pm -05 - Thu, November 23, 2017
Engadget Google will downrank Russian state news agencies
The extent to which fake news is propagating the internet has become increasingly clear in recent months. In October Facebook revealed some 3,000 politically-charged adverts had been placed in crucial...
03:01 pm -05 - Thu, November 23, 2017
Engadget The FTC is looking into Uber's latest data breach
This week, Uber revealed that a security breach that happened in October of 2016 exposed personal data from around 57 million customers and drivers. But rather than inform the affected individuals, th...
02:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 23, 2017
Engadget The best PlayStation 4 games
There's a big reason why the PlayStation 4 is the best-selling console: It has a smattering of games that you can't play anywhere else. Think: blockbusters like Uncharted 4: A Thief's E...
01:01 pm -05 - Thu, November 23, 2017
Engadget Firefox will soon flag sites that have been hacked
Firefox has having a good run right now, having just released its much speedier and better-looking Quantum browser. It's now working on a new feature that security fans are bound to like: It will...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 23, 2017
Engadget The best computer and mobile accessories to give as gifts
Perhaps the person on your list is already quite happy with their laptop or mobile device (slash, you're not up to buying them a new one). There are plenty of accessories that make for affordable...
11:31 am -05 - Thu, November 23, 2017
Engadget Wirecutter's best early deals for Black Friday
This 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 commissions th...
11:01 am -05 - Thu, November 23, 2017
Engadget Pornhub owner may become the UK's gatekeeper of online porn
NSFW Warning: This story may contain links to and descriptions or images of explicit sexual acts.Mindgeek may be the most powerful company that you've never heard of, or at least, a company you&#...
10:00 am -05 - Thu, November 23, 2017
Engadget How 'Life is Strange' landed in Deck Nine's hands
Idol Minds had been making video games for 20 years when it rebranded as Deck Nine in May. It's not just the studio's name that changed -- its entire mission refocused. Instead of working on...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, November 23, 2017
Engadget 'Untrained Eyes' explores how computers perceive you
If you search for "man" on Google, most of the image results you'll get are of white males looking confidently at the camera. "Woman," meanwhile, brings up pictures of women t...
07:31 am -05 - Thu, November 23, 2017
Engadget Tesla completes its giant Australian Powerpack battery on time
Tesla has completed its 100 megawatt Powerpack battery backup system in South Australia within 100 days (easily), as Elon Musk had promised. That means the company essentially won the "bet,"...
07:05 am -05 - Thu, November 23, 2017
Engadget The UK Autumn Budget gets tough on tech companies and tax
During yesterday's Autumn statement, Chancellor Philip Hammond outlined positive measures to push the adoption of autonomous and electric cars, develop new 5G networks, treble the number of compu...
06:05 am -05 - Thu, November 23, 2017
Engadget UK watchdog tells ISPs to advertise real broadband speeds
Broadband packages are notoriously difficult to untangle. Prices are obscured with introductory discounts and the speeds you get are nothing like what was advertised. It sucks, and the UK's Adver...
06:00 am -05 - Thu, November 23, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, November 23rd 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.To go along with the Thanksgiving feast, we have the FCC's plan to kill net neutrality. It's not much of a treat but should provide some reading material...
04:29 am -05 - Thu, November 23, 2017
Engadget Of course there are Street Fighter-meets-Transformers toys
Listen, I'm sure some of you grew up watching the Transformers cartoon and played Street Fighter years later with a wish in your heart that these two worlds would meet. For those happy few, there...
03:02 am -05 - Thu, November 23, 2017
Engadget BMW hopes AI-managed electric bike roads will ease traffic
In some cities, the most common electric vehicles are likely to be two-wheelers like bikes and motorcycles. But cities aren't really designed for them -- you have to compete with cars on the roa...
01:39 am -05 - Thu, November 23, 2017
Engadget Our nights keep getting brighter
Our nights are getting brighter and they have been every year since 2012, according to a new study published today in Science Advances. Researchers led by Christopher Kyba at the GFZ German Research C...
11:36 pm -05 - Wed, November 22, 2017
Engadget League of Legends pro suspended 20 months for domestic violence
Back in October, League of Legends player Li "Vasilii" Wei Jun livestreamed alleged domestic abuse against his then-girlfriend. The Chinese team Newbee immediately terminated his contract an...
10:14 pm -05 - Wed, November 22, 2017
Engadget Museum of African American History is freely digitizing home movies
Humanity has access to more data than ever before, but there's still so much media scattered around the world that might rot away before it can be preserved. The National Museum of African Americ...
08:41 pm -05 - Wed, November 22, 2017
Engadget Steam Autumn Sale cuts prices on 'Shadow of War' and 'Evil Within 2'
It's time for Steam's annual Autumn Sale -- and as is often the case, there are deals on major games you might have missed earlier in the year. Most notably, the promo (which runs until Nov...
07:59 pm -05 - Wed, November 22, 2017
Engadget Amazon's party-ready Echo Buttons are available to pre-order
The holidays are almost here, and that means you may end up playing a lot of party games with visiting friends and relatives. Amazon might spare you from having to break out yet another board game, t...
07:08 pm -05 - Wed, November 22, 2017
Engadget Tesla opens Model 3 order process to non-employees
Tesla's Model 3 has technically been on the market since July, but only to employees, their family members or people who are tight with the EV maker. Your pre-order hasn't been very useful i...
05:49 pm -05 - Wed, November 22, 2017
Engadget CoD: WWII Thanksgiving double XP event started early
It's that time of the year when those of us in the US start thinking about what we're thankful for, and game developers are no exception. Starting today (one day early) at 10 AM PT (1 PM ET)...
05:19 pm -05 - Wed, November 22, 2017
Engadget The Mars InSight lander is on track to launch in May
The InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) lander has passed its last major environmental test ahead of a planned May 2018 launch to Mars. The thermal ...
04:44 pm -05 - Wed, November 22, 2017
Engadget This is what transparency looks like without net neutrality
The Federal Communications Commission's proposal to dismantle net neutrality deletes the past two years of regulatory progress and essentially thrusts the internet back into the mid-1990s. Under ...
04:15 pm -05 - Wed, November 22, 2017
Engadget YouTube goes after child-exploiting channels and videos
There's been a growing trend of content on YouTube that pretends to be kid-friendly, but is anything but. There have also been reports of content creators with incredibly questionable content tha...
03:35 pm -05 - Wed, November 22, 2017
Engadget Samsung may offer a peek at the Galaxy S9 at CES in January
You might not have to wait until Samsung's customary spring event to get a look at the next flagship Galaxy phones. A source talking to well-connected leak writer Evan Blass claims that Samsung ...
03:11 pm -05 - Wed, November 22, 2017
Engadget Algae-based nanobots could diagnose you from the inside
Nanobots promise a breakthrough in medicine by letting doctors study and treat you without invasive surgery or relatively ineffective drugs. But they face a couple of key problems: it's not easy...
02:45 pm -05 - Wed, November 22, 2017
Engadget Head to Verizon stores to protest the FCC's anti-net neutrality plans
It's highly unlikely that the FCC's latest plan to gut net neutrality won't go through, thanks to chairman Ajit Pai's record of consumer-unfriendly viewpoints and a Republican majo...
02:30 pm -05 - Wed, November 22, 2017
Engadget Kids judge R2-D2 droids built by Facebook, Google and Fitbit
Last Wednesday, a group of 24 children from the ages of seven to 12 gathered at Lucasfilm headquarters in San Francisco. They laughed and chattered with excitement, had their picture taken next to the...
02:17 pm -05 - Wed, November 22, 2017
Engadget DARPA is engineering plants to act as biohazard sensors
Researchers at DARPA, the DoD's arm that focuses on developing new technology for military application, have long been trying to figure out the best way to transmit timely information, focusing o...
01:41 pm -05 - Wed, November 22, 2017
Engadget 'Gran Turismo Sport' brings back a classic solo racing mode
As good as it was for Polyphony Digital to finally reach the PS4 with Gran Turismo Sport, its game modes were a bit of a shock for long-time fans. What about those old-fashioned cups? You're ab...
01:11 pm -05 - Wed, November 22, 2017
Engadget Surprise: This $20 home monitoring camera actually doesnt suck
Most of the low-end connected cameras you'll find on store shelves will run you at least $50, and more feature-rich options like Amazon's Cloud Cam and Logitech's Circle 2 are north of ...
12:46 pm -05 - Wed, November 22, 2017
Engadget Facebook will alert you if you liked a fake Russian account
As part of its ongoing transparency efforts on Russian activity, Facebook today revealed that it will soon let users find out if they liked or followed pages created by the Internet Research Agency be...
12:43 pm -05 - Wed, November 22, 2017
Engadget FCC releases the final draft of its proposal to kill net neutrality
The FCC has released the final draft of its proposal to rollback 2015 net neutrality protections. If enacted, the order would reclassify broadband internet service as an information service and Title ...
12:22 pm -05 - Wed, November 22, 2017
Engadget Walmart is testing a self-driving, floor-scrubbing robot
Walmart has been testing autonomous floor-cleaning robots in five of its stores, LinkedIn reports. The floor scrubber, developed by Brain Corp., is equipped with cameras, sensors and LiDAR to help it ...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 22, 2017
Engadget How to find the best 4K TV for your space
There has never been a better time to buy a new TV. Huge 4K sets are cheaper and look finer than ever. Perhaps more important, there are finally a few new technologies that make upgrading from your ol...
11:43 am -05 - Wed, November 22, 2017
Engadget 'PUBG' will be tweaked to add socialist-friendly messages in China
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has been this year's sleeper hit, and it's about to officially be released in China. The rub is, it'll have some pretty significant changes given the ...
11:20 am -05 - Wed, November 22, 2017
Engadget TalkTalk TV will go multiscreen next year with new streaming app
Sky, Virgin Media and BT all offer their customers ways to watch TV beyond the living room. TalkTalk has an app for its rental and purchase store -- formerly Blinkbox, you might recall -- but otherwis...
11:20 am -05 - Wed, November 22, 2017
Engadget TiVo wins one of its patent fights with Comcast
TiVo has good news going into the holiday season: The International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled that Comcast's X1 set-top boxes violate two of TiVo's patents related to setting recordin...
11:10 am -05 - Wed, November 22, 2017
Engadget Chinas WeChat Pay comes to London
Walk around Camden Market this weekend and you'll notice that many of the stalls now support WeChat Pay. The mobile payment platform &mdash; an extension of Tencent's messaging app WeCha...
11:05 am -05 - Wed, November 22, 2017
Engadget UPS is trialling electric bike trailers in London
In a bid to lower emissions in the capital and reduce the footprint of its vehicles on the road, global delivery firm UPS has begun trialling a new electric-powered bike trailer on the streets of Lond...
11:00 am -05 - Wed, November 22, 2017
Engadget 'Pokemon Go' is making major changes to raids
Niantic has announced big changes to Pokemon Go raids, designed to even the playing field for trainers at all levels -- and pleasing Magikarp fans in the process. The raid system, particularly EX Raid...
11:00 am -05 - Wed, November 22, 2017
Engadget 'Pokmon Go' is making major changes to raids
Niantic has announced big changes to Pok&eacute;mon Go raids, designed to even the playing field for trainers at all levels -- and pleasing Magikarp fans in the process. The raid system, particula...
10:40 am -05 - Wed, November 22, 2017
Engadget Xbox's $1 Game Pass includes 'Gears of War 4' and 'Mass Effect'
If you've been thinking about trying out the Xbox Game Pass, but don't want to risk the normal $10 price, Microsoft has a deal for you. It's offering the first month of membership for $...
10:00 am -05 - Wed, November 22, 2017
Engadget 'Dance with flARmingos' hides a deeper discussion behind goofy moves
Flamingos are all legs and pink feathers -- an iconic symbol of kitsch America. They're still a bird though; a species that's struggled against global warming and human development on its ha...
09:40 am -05 - Wed, November 22, 2017
Engadget Samsung plans new research center to keep pace in the AI wars
Samsung, jumping on a trend adopted by pretty much every tech outfit, is creating its own consumer-focused artificial intelligence research center. In a fairly vague statement released today, the comp...
09:21 am -05 - Wed, November 22, 2017
Engadget Intel's latest Core processors have serious security flaws
Intel has confirmed previous reports that its recent PC, internet of things and server chips are vulnerable to remote hacking. The problem is with the onboard "Management Engine," which has ...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, November 22, 2017
Engadget BMW kills the hybrid tax with the 530e
The rule is that if you want the hybrid version of a car, you have to shell out more cash. Maybe tax credits would cover the difference, but usually not. Then, you have to figure out if the money you ...
08:34 am -05 - Wed, November 22, 2017
Engadget Grindr adds more transgender-inclusive features
Grindr is rolling out new features to be more inclusive of transgender members. User profiles now include a new "identity" feature that includes options for listing gender and preferred pron...
08:15 am -05 - Wed, November 22, 2017
Engadget NHS trials smart plaster that can detect blood poisoning
The UK's National Health Service (NHS) is backing a slew of apps and wireless sensors that could help save lives and diagnose patients remotely. RespiraSense, for instance, is a small device that...
08:01 am -05 - Wed, November 22, 2017
Engadget Microsoft sued over HoloLens patent infringements
Microsoft's HoloLens has hit a legal speed bump. The mixed-reality device, which is gaining traction with businesses, is at the center of a patent infringement lawsuit filed by HoloTouch. The Con...
07:01 am -05 - Wed, November 22, 2017
Engadget Apple research gives a peek at its self-driving car plans
Apply, which has been famously tight-lipped on its self-driving vehicle research, has posted what looks like its first public research on the subject, notes Reuters. The paper is listed on the public ...
06:10 am -05 - Wed, November 22, 2017
Engadget UK data watchdog opens its own investigation into Uber hack
After reports emerged that Uber had suffered a massive data breach, the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has said it has "huge concerns" about the company's data p...
06:00 am -05 - Wed, November 22, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday, November 22nd 2017
Hey, good morning!The plan for the end of net neutrality is coming. We'll hear all the details later today, but let us distract you with cigar-shaped asteroids, and ooh, Animal Crossing on your s...
04:40 am -05 - Wed, November 22, 2017
Engadget Belgium moves to ban 'Star Wars Battlefront 2'-style loot boxes
We learned last week that Belgium's gambling authority was investigating loot crates in Star Wars Battlefront II over concerns that they constitute gambling. Now, the decision is in, and the answ...
03:23 am -05 - Wed, November 22, 2017
Engadget ProtonMail will use encryption to lock down your contacts list
About a year and a half ago, ProtonMail opened up its previously invite-only beta encrypted email service to the public, along with a couple of mobile apps. A couple of months ago, ProtonMail created ...
02:02 am -05 - Wed, November 22, 2017
Engadget Google voice recognition could transcribe doctor visits
Doctors work long hours, and a disturbingly large part of that is documenting patient visits -- one study indicates that they spend 6 hours of an 11-hour day making sure their records are up to snuff....
11:51 pm -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget Live-action Pokmon movie lands its lead actor
We're one step closer to finding out what a live-action Pok&eacute;mon film looks like. Legendary Pictures has already nabbed writers for its Detective Pikachu movie (in the form of Guardians...
10:49 pm -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget Google Shopping is becoming a lot like browsing on Amazon
Google Shopping is getting some new tricks ahead of the busiest retail season of the year. Specifically, when you're looking for a coffee grinder or pair of headphones, now Google will populate s...
10:02 pm -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget Dark streaks on Mars may not be caused by flowing water
In 2015, scientists analyzing mysterious dark streaks on the surface of Mars found evidence that they were formed by liquid water -- an exciting discovery that meant microbial life might be supported ...
09:26 pm -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget FTC may investigate TripAdvisor over deleted posts, but it isn't yet
Earlier this month, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that TripAdvisor had deleted multiple posts from users warning others about incidents of assault and rape that had taken place at a certain ...
08:48 pm -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget Apple buys the creator of a 'seamless' mixed reality headset
Those rumors of Apple making an augmented reality headset just got a little more fuel. TechCrunch sources say that Apple has acquired VRvana, a startup that crowdfunded (but hasn't shipped) a un...
07:57 pm -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget Steam tweaks community reviews to fight spam
Valve has known that its platform Steam, the biggest marketplace for PC titles, has had a review problem for years. Groups of users abuse a game's rating by 'review bombing' them, propp...
07:09 pm -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget First observed interstellar object is a speedy, cigar-shaped asteroid
Last month, astronomers running the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope in Hawaii spotted an intriguing object moving through our solar system and it became clear pretty quickly that the object, whether it was a c...
06:34 pm -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget New York AG blasts FCC for refusing to help fight net neutrality spam
Were you frustrated that the FCC did nothing to look into bots flooding its public comment system with anti-net neutrality spam before deciding to kill net neutrality? So was New York. State Attorney ...
06:02 pm -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget MIT's DIY muon detector sniffs out cosmic particles
Scientists at MIT have designed a pocket-sized muon detector that can be easily made with common electrical parts, meaning anyone can kit themselves out with legitimately-functional Ghostbusters-esque...
05:42 pm -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget Uber hid data breach that exposed info for 57 million users
Uber's new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has inherited yet another scandal from Travis Kalanick. The ridesharing firm has revealed to Bloomberg that it hid an extortion-oriented cyberattack which expose...
05:21 pm -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget EA patches 'Star Wars Battlefront II' to address technical issues
EA has faced a Star Destroyer's worth of trouble over the just-released Star Wars Battlefront II, most notably the backlash over the micro transactions that were panned as too expensive while als...
05:01 pm -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget ProPublica: Facebook advertisers can still discriminate by race
A year ago, ProPublica discovered that Facebook let advertisers select who would see ads based on 'ethnic affinity.' Because the social network doesn't ask users to disclose their racia...
04:38 pm -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget Harley Quinn animated series slated for DC's streaming service
If you've been hankering for some more animation from comics juggernaut DC, or if you simply love Harley Quinn (originally created for Batman: The Animated Series herself), then you'll dig t...
04:19 pm -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget Apple's HomePod has been in and out of development since 2012
Have you wondered why it took Apple 3 years to come up with an answer to the Amazon Echo in the form of the HomePod? Apparently, it's because it wasn't really meant as an answer to the Echo...
04:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget What to expect from the FCC's net neutrality proposal
Today, senior FCC officials outlined the net neutrality draft proposal that will be released by the commission tomorrow. As has been discussed for months, if the new proposal is accepted by the FCC, b...
03:41 pm -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget YouTube TV now has a picture-in-picture mode on Android phones
If you're going to watch YouTube TV on your phone, there will probably be a point when you'll want to do something else. But how will you keep watching? If you have Android Oreo, it's...
03:22 pm -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget Uber refines its rating system to appease both drivers and riders
In its quest to build back goodwill, Uber has been trying to curry favor with both riders and drivers. Today, the ride sharing company is trying to appeal to both by changing its rating system to be m...
03:03 pm -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget Fords latest police hybrid is built for efficiency, not speed
Ford has already got the "speed" part down for hybrid police cars with its Police Responder Hybrid pursuit car, but now it's focusing on the economy side. It just launched its first-eve...
02:36 pm -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget Surface Book 2 cant stay charged during gaming sessions
The Surface Book 2 is aimed at graphic pros, but with a stout NVIDIA 1060 GPU, it's a tempting gaming machine, too. As we observed during our review, gaming drains the battery pretty fast, though...
02:13 pm -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget Now you can ask to join a friend's Instagram live video
Just a couple of weeks ago, Instagram made it easy to invite a friend to view your live broadcasts on the photo sharing network. Unfortunately, the invitation was only one way. Instagram has fixed tha...
01:55 pm -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget 'Minecraft' now livestreams building sessions directly to Mixer
A large part of Minecraft's allure is showing off your work. And now, it should be relatively easy to do that in real time. Mojang has released an update that lets you livestream directly to Micr...
01:36 pm -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget Skype disappears from China's app stores
If you hope to download Skype to keep in touch while you're in China, you may be in for a rude surprise. Apple, Huawei, Xiaomi and other companies have been removing Microsoft's internet ca...
01:17 pm -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget Uber is working on tools to fight motion sickness in self-driving cars
Motion sickness is a real problem in self-driving cars. As you're not in control of where the car is going, you might feel queasy when the vehicle moves in ways you weren't anticipating. U...
01:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget What to expect for Black Friday 2017
This 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 commissions th...
12:40 pm -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget This ex-trucker has some questions about the Tesla Semi
By Jonathon RamseyResurrecting a dormant childhood dream, I spent almost nine months of this year as an over-the-road truck driver &ndash; six months in a Freightliner Cascadia pulling a refrigera...
12:17 pm -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget DOJ indicts HBO hacker for swiping episodes and documents
This summer, a hacker went after HBO and obtained scripts and unreleased episodes of Game of Thrones, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Ballers and The Deuce. The hacker demanded $6 million in bitcoin from the me...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget FCC chairman reveals plan to kill net neutrality
As expected, tomorrow, the FCC will release its plan to undo the net neutrality protections put in place during the Obama administration. Despite plenty of opposition, the FCC and Chairman Ajit Pai wi...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget Facebook Messenger will now send your photos in 4K
Facebook Messenger has recently gotten some pretty nifty additions, like the ability to share Apple Music and Spotify tunes, send cash to friends and new video chat filters. Now the company is improvi...
11:31 am -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget Uber fined $8.9 million for hiring drivers with criminal records
Uber has notorious issues when it comes to its background checks for its drivers. The company has missed (or outright ignored) criminal records in the past; earlier this year, over 8,000 Uber and Lyft...
11:05 am -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win an LG V30 smartphone!
With smartphones becoming the center of portable media capture, LG's V30 feature set positions it near the top of available options. Plus if you're an Android user and have been eyeballing a...
11:00 am -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget Buoy uses AI and machine learning to keep your water bills low
Buoy is a device that puts machine learning to work to save on your water bill. The IoT device connects to your home's WiFi network and water supply to monitor how much is going where on a use-by...
10:44 am -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget AI spots art fakes by examining a single brushstroke
Attempts at art forgeries run from the laughable (remember Monkey Jesus?) to the exquisite (this ambiguous Baroque masterpiece nearly cost a gallery &euro;120 million last year), and traditionally...
10:30 am -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget Laser wormhole art is as dazzling as it is dangerous
When an artwork in features both high-intensity lasers and a carbon fiber sculpture meant to keep spectators back, you know it's not going to be dull. Rita McBride's Particulates art install...
10:16 am -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is now available, a day early
This week, Nintendo announced that the mobile installment in its popular Animal Crossing franchise, called Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, would arrive on iOS and Android devices around the world on Nov...
10:00 am -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget The unconventional analogies of Your Hands Are Feet
Last week, we held the first Engadget Experience in LA, where Your Hands Are Feet was one of five immersive art projects to debut. The virtual reality experience drops you into a surreal world, full o...
09:47 am -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget Sonos One now supports voice control of Spotify with Alexa
The Sonos One is the company's first voice-activated speaker, letting users control their music via Amazon's Alexa assistant. When we reviewed it back in October, editor Nathan Ingraham call...
09:34 am -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget Android has tracked location info regardless of privacy settings
When you tell your phone to stop sharing your location, you expect it to honor your request, don't you? Unfortunately, that hasn't been entirely true with Android as of late. Quartz has co...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget Misfit's latest hybrid smartwatch focuses on classic style
If it wasn't already evident that Misfit is on a fashion kick with its smartwatches, it is now. The Fossil-owned badge has unveiled a new hybrid smartwatch, the Command, that promises to track yo...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget Now you can send PayPal invoices over Facebook Messenger
PayPal has spent the last few months adding more integrations to make sending money easier. Sure, some are gimmicky (like 'friendship gift cards'), but a new feature to keep track of group p...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget Leica's CL gives an iconic design the modern tech it deserves
Up until recently, Leica built lovely, expensive cameras that no-one ever called "state-of-the-art." The TL2, however, recently marked a change in direction. Not only was it relatively cheap...
08:02 am -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget 'Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition' is coming to PC
BioWare's Dungeons &amp; Dragons-based RPG Neverwinter Nights (NWN) is getting an enhanced edition for PC. The revamped game from Beamdog -- a studio that cut its teeth on remasters of PC cla...
07:27 am -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget Dish customers can no longer access CBS TV channels
If you're looking forward to watching the NFL this Thanksgiving you might find yourself stuck watching holiday reruns instead, as CBS is making good on its threat to black out dozens of channels ...
06:50 am -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget UK government issues advice on what makes 'Kodi boxes illegal
While streaming services like Netflix and Spotify have provided easy (and affordable) ways for Britons to enjoy legal content in their homes, the UK government is still waging war against what it call...
06:00 am -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday, November 21st 2017
Hey, good morning!This Tuesday, we're testing concrete speakers, blissful Dreamcast games reimagined in VR, and a robot that will copy your moves....
04:50 am -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget Googles Gboard app gets more languages and built-in stickers
After catching up with iOS, Google's keyboard app for Android is now racing ahead, courtesy of an update that packs 40 additional languages (including Japanese), and built-in sticker packs. Altho...
03:40 am -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget Pokmon GO players catch 500 million Pokmon in under two days
Spurred by Pok&eacute;mon GO's latest event, players have caught 500 million pocket monsters in less than two days. Developer Niantic kickstarted the Global Catch Challenge on Sunday (invitin...
03:40 am -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget 'Pokmon Go' players catch 500 million Pokmon in under two days
Spurred by Pok&eacute;mon Go's latest event, players have caught 500 million pocket monsters in less than two days. Developer Niantic kickstarted the Global Catch Challenge on Sunday (invitin...
02:28 am -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget Toyota's T-HR3 robot mimics your hand, arm and foot movements
While Honda's ASIMO has taken much of the attention for automaker-built robots, Toyota has been working on humanoid helpers of its own for years, and now it's unveiling a third-generation mo...
02:28 am -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget Toyota's T-HR3 robot mimics your movements
While Honda's ASIMO has taken much of the attention for automaker-built robots, Toyota has been working on humanoid helpers of its own for years, and now it's unveiling a third-generation mo...
12:50 am -05 - Tue, November 21, 2017
Engadget The FCC's plan to undo net neutrality is about to be revealed
Back in April, new FCC chairman Ajit Pai outlined a plan to undo net neutrality protections implemented during the Obama administration, before taking public comments. Millions of messages in response...
11:43 pm -05 - Mon, November 20, 2017
Engadget GE hub connects its smart lights to Alexa and Google
When GE introduced its latest C-series smart light bulbs, the focus was on affordability -- as they talked directly to your phone through Bluetooth, you didn't need a bridge device. That kept the...
09:28 pm -05 - Mon, November 20, 2017
Engadget What's on TV: 'Godless,' 'Marvel's Runaways'
As we get ready for the holiday later this week, there are plenty of new streaming options in case you've already cleared your DVR. Hulu premieres its new Marvel series Runaways, while Netflix of...
07:29 pm -05 - Mon, November 20, 2017
Engadget 'Rez Infinite' arrives on your phone through Daydream VR
Rez Infinite is a sublime experience in virtual reality, but there's a catch: that requirement for PlayStation VR or a PC usually means you're tied down. That won't be an issue after to...
06:33 pm -05 - Mon, November 20, 2017
Engadget Hulu lawsuit centers on lack of audio options for blind users
While captions help deaf and limited hearing viewers enjoy video content, a separate audio track describing actions helps blind watchers understand what's going on. But not all content platforms ...
05:58 pm -05 - Mon, November 20, 2017
Engadget 'Bait!' brings an ice fishing expedition to Facebook's social VR
Facebook launched its social VR Spaces beta last April, finally showing us a compelling experience that helped put the social media company's acquisition of Oculus in the first place. Recently, O...
05:27 pm -05 - Mon, November 20, 2017
Engadget Amazon Echo is the latest device to benefit (RED)
Want to get a smart speaker while contributing to an important cause? Amazon has you covered: it just unveiled a Product (RED) version of its second-generation Echo. As you might expect, buying the cr...
05:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 20, 2017
Engadget North American 'League of Legends' championship finalizes 10-team roster
Earlier this year, League of Legends studio Riot Games introduced new rules for the game's American pro league. At long last, the North American League Championship Series (NA LCS) will have a pe...
04:32 pm -05 - Mon, November 20, 2017
Engadget DOJ slaps AT&T with antitrust lawsuit over Time Warner purchase
The US Justice Department has filed an antitrust lawsuit against AT&amp;T to block the massive communications company from purchasing Time Warner, one of the world's biggest entertainment con...
04:03 pm -05 - Mon, November 20, 2017
Engadget FanDuel's co-founder leaves to create an eSports company
FanDuel co-creator Nigel Eccles has been toying with startup ideas ever since his company proposed a merger with DraftKings, and he's taking action now that the merger has fallen apart. Eccles ha...
03:42 pm -05 - Mon, November 20, 2017
Engadget DJI threatens legal action after researcher reports bug
In August, DJI announced that it was launching a bug bounty program that would give out rewards to people who could find flaws in its software. The company said it would pay between $100 and $30,000 d...
03:21 pm -05 - Mon, November 20, 2017
Engadget Honda will use targeted Facebook videos to encourage recall repairs
As the Takata airbag recall -- the largest ever US auto recall -- continues, Honda has been looking for new ways to reach customers who haven't yet brought in their vehicles for repair. And the c...
03:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 20, 2017
Engadget The best soda maker
By Anna Perling and Jamie WiebeThis 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 ...
02:41 pm -05 - Mon, November 20, 2017
Engadget LeBron James is making a high school basketball series for YouTube
YouTube has already lined up a few big names for original shows on its Red subscription service, and now that includes sports superstars. LeBron James is executive producing Best Shot, an eight-episo...
02:22 pm -05 - Mon, November 20, 2017
Engadget PayPal can help you save and invest money with the Acorns app
PayPal is funding several new digital services lately. You can send cash to your friends via the money service using Facebook Messenger, Skype and even PayPal's own money cards. The company also ...
02:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 20, 2017
Engadget Master & Dynamics concrete speaker is equal parts sound and spectacle
If you're a fan of well-designed headphones that have a unique aesthetic, Master &amp; Dynamic should be at the top of your list. The company has been pairing colored leather and metal accent...
01:30 pm -05 - Mon, November 20, 2017
Engadget What we're buying: Lightroom on a new iPhone, Google's Pixel 2 cases
This month, we're making the most of our devices, whether that's by testing mobile photo-editing apps, trying out an iPad keyboard that matches its surroundings, or simply just laying down a...
01:14 pm -05 - Mon, November 20, 2017
Engadget Chrome OS will let you reply to messages from notifications
You've had the option to reply to message notifications on Android for years, so why can't you do that on your shiny new Chromebook? You can soon. Google has started implementing support f...
01:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 20, 2017
Engadget What you missed at last week's Engadget Experience
Engadget has been around for 13 years. If you asked me when I joined in 2011, or the site's founders in 2004, how they expected this website to evolve, I'm sure none of us would have guessed...
12:41 pm -05 - Mon, November 20, 2017
Engadget IHOP will deliver your pancakes in select cities
IHOP 'N GO is the International House of Pancakes' online ordering service that was in a limited test phase earlier this year. Now, the breakfast food chain is rolling out the program nation...
12:22 pm -05 - Mon, November 20, 2017
Engadget Roomba robotic vacuums now follow IFTTT instructions
If Roomba vacuums are going to feel like they're truly part of your connected home, they need to do more than dutifully clean your floors on a set schedule. Thankfully, iRobot is helping them do...
12:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 20, 2017
Engadget The best toys and coding kits for kids
This is the first year that Engadget has included a toy section in its holiday gift guide, and it's already one of the biggest (and in our opinion, best) sections. Here you'll find both codi...
11:42 am -05 - Mon, November 20, 2017
Engadget 'Dota 2' and 'League of Legends' players might be smarter than you
People who play multiplayer online battle arenas (MOBA) like Dota 2 and League of Legends perform better on problem solving and logic tests than those who play shooters Destiny and Battlefield 3, rese...
11:11 am -05 - Mon, November 20, 2017
Engadget Philip K. Dicks Electric Dreams hits Amazon on January 12th
Last month, we saw the trailer for Electric Dreams, an anthology series based on Philip K. Dick's sci-fi short stories, that will be available exclusively in the US on Amazon Prime. Now, we final...
10:44 am -05 - Mon, November 20, 2017
Engadget You can now hail Uber rides for friends who don't have accounts
If you use Uber often enough, you've probably had those moments where you wanted to hail a ride for someone else, such as a friend heading home from the bar. It isn't always easy to arrange ...
10:28 am -05 - Mon, November 20, 2017
Engadget UK parliamentary groups demand more rights for gig economy workers
Two parliamentary groups have called on the UK government to introduce a new law that would extend the rights of Uber, Deliveroo and other "gig economy" workers. A year ago, two Uber drivers...
10:22 am -05 - Mon, November 20, 2017
Engadget Uber orders up to 24,000 Volvo SUVs for its self-driving fleet
Uber has just taken another big step from a ride-sharing service to a transportation provider. It announced that it will buy up to 24,000 Volvo XC90s, marking the first major vehicle fleet purchase by...
10:00 am -05 - Mon, November 20, 2017
Engadget SoundCloud shows how its algorithms influence music streams
SoundCloud wants the world (and, more importantly, record labels) to know that it can break artists too. And, who can blame it. It must sting when Apple Music declares that it helped Post Malone (who ...
09:33 am -05 - Mon, November 20, 2017
Engadget 'A Wrinkle in Time' trailer shows off a planet-hopping adventure
A Wrinkle in Time is a classic sci-fi novel that's being brought to the big screen by director Ava Duverney. The book, originally published in 1963, is by Madeleine L'Engle and features Meg ...
09:13 am -05 - Mon, November 20, 2017
Engadget Rare metals could make hydrogen-powered cars more efficient
Despite being much faster to fuel up than EVs, hydrogen fuel cell-powered cars have largely failed to make an impact. There are various reasons for that like the crazy expensive infrastructure and hyd...
08:01 am -05 - Mon, November 20, 2017
Engadget 'Valkyria Chronicles' sequel will go back to its strategy roots
Sega is finally making a proper sequel to Valkyria Chronicles. The original, which came out in 2008, was a refreshing blend of top-down strategy and third-person warfare. You led rookie officer Welkin...
07:02 am -05 - Mon, November 20, 2017
Engadget Pixel 2 buzzing noise will be fixed with upcoming update
Not all of Google's Pixel-oriented updates have been as fun as the recent introduction of Lens to its flagship phones. Mainly, the big G has been scrambling to fix display and audio issues plagui...
06:00 am -05 - Mon, November 20, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Monday, November 20th 2017
Despite mentally willing it not to happen, Monday morning has arrived. Tesla's shrunk its Supercharger monuments into a pocket-sized battery pack, Minecraft isn't coming to the Switch this y...
05:00 am -05 - Mon, November 20, 2017
Engadget Honors 7X is a big, unremarkable mid-range phone
It's no wonder Huawei's been the third-biggest smartphone manufacturer in the world for so long now. The company releases so many of the things, it's hard to keep track. Following Huawe...
04:29 am -05 - Mon, November 20, 2017
Engadget 'Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp' comes to your phone November 22
Soon, Aussies won't be the only ones building summer camps in Nintendo's latest mobile game. The gaming giant announced that Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp will arrive on iOS and Android devic...
04:20 am -05 - Mon, November 20, 2017
Engadget London buses to be powered by coffee grounds
As part of ongoing efforts to reduce pollution in the capital, London's buses are set to utilise a new source of fuel: coffee grounds. Thanks to a collaboration between Bio-Bean, Shell and Argent...
03:01 am -05 - Mon, November 20, 2017
Engadget HaptX promises to make your virtual hands feel like real ones
The holy grail of VR is immersion: to truly feel like you're in a virtual world. While most modern VR headsets do a pretty good job of this, the experience isn't perfect. One problem standin...
01:31 am -05 - Mon, November 20, 2017
Engadget NASA can pinpoint glaciers that might flood coastal cities
It's safe to say that melting glaciers and ice sheets are bad things: they raise ocean levels and risk flooding low-lying coastal areas. But which of these icy bodies do you have to worry about ...
11:15 pm -05 - Sun, November 19, 2017
Engadget Kevlar cartilage could help you recover from joint injuries
It can be difficult to fully recover from knee injuries or other damage to your joints, if just because there hasn't been an artificial replacement for cartilage that can withstand as much punish...
09:45 pm -05 - Sun, November 19, 2017
Engadget Treaty ending use of planet-warming HFCs takes effect in 2019
The treaty phasing out the use of Earth-warming hydrofluorocarbons now has an official start date. Sweden has become the 20th country to ratify the Kigali Amendment, invoking a clause that has the me...
08:14 pm -05 - Sun, November 19, 2017
Engadget Jeffrey Tambor leaves Amazon's 'Transparent' over harassment claims
The slew of sexual harassment and assault allegations surfacing in Hollywood has affected another major streaming service. Transparent actor Jeffrey Tambor has announced he's leaving the Amazon ...
06:40 pm -05 - Sun, November 19, 2017
Engadget Texas authorities serve Apple a warrant for mass shooter's iPhone
Authorities are persisting in their efforts to get access to the Texas mass shooter's iPhone despite having missed an early opportunity. The San Antonio Express-News has learned that Texas Range...
05:09 pm -05 - Sun, November 19, 2017
Engadget Tesla Roadster will get even quicker through an option package
When Tesla unveiled a brand new Roadster, it noted that the vaunted 1.9-second 0-60MPH time was present in the base model -- implying that there might be headroom for even higher performance. But is t...
03:30 pm -05 - Sun, November 19, 2017
Engadget The best GPS trackers for cats and dogs
By Nick Guy 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 comm...
01:59 pm -05 - Sun, November 19, 2017
Engadget Tech incubator Y Combinator severs ties with Peter Thiel
It's safe to say that Peter Thiel's relationship with the tech industry has been... contentious. His wealth and willingness to invest have made him highly influential, but his eagerness to ...
12:30 pm -05 - Sun, November 19, 2017
Engadget How NASA will defend the Earth against plagues from outer space
In the summer of 1957, the Earth stood witness as a meteorite cratered in rural Pennsylvania, bringing with it a people-eating plague never seen: an alien amoeba with the taste for human flesh. While ...
11:00 am -05 - Sun, November 19, 2017
Engadget After Math: On the road again
Tesla had quite the week. Not only did the upstart carmaker get to show off its new semi and roadster, it also unveiled its multi-station Supercharger rest stop and managed to get itself onto the rece...
08:30 am -05 - Sun, November 19, 2017
Engadget Ben Heck's Xbox One X teardown
There's no greater feeling than tearing into the latest and greatest games console, cracking open the case, breaking the warranty and staring at its spinning, sparkly, electronic innards. This we...
03:36 am -05 - Sun, November 19, 2017
Engadget UK budget will clear the way for self-driving cars
The UK doesn't want to sit by the wayside while the US, Japan and other countries streamline the adoption of self-driving cars. The country's finance ministry has revealed that its upcoming...
11:29 pm -05 - Sat, November 18, 2017
Engadget One of Tesla's first Semi truck buyers is a Canadian grocery chain
Tesla only just unveiled its Semi electric truck, but it's already lining up honest-to-goodness customers -- and we don't just mean for testing, either. Canadian grocery chain Loblaws has pr...
09:55 pm -05 - Sat, November 18, 2017
Engadget Pentagon left public intelligence gathering data on exposed server
Even intelligence gatherers aren't immune to making mistakes that leave data wide open. Researchers at UpGuard have revealed that the US military's Central Command and Pacific Command left ...
08:22 pm -05 - Sat, November 18, 2017
Engadget Apple's iMac Pro may have hands-free Siri voice control
Those rumors of Apple using custom ARM chips for more features inside Macs? They're true... and you might not have to wait long to witness it in action. Jonathan Levin has combed through BridgeOS...
06:51 pm -05 - Sat, November 18, 2017
Engadget Google Lens comes to Assistant on Pixel phones
You no longer have to fire up Google Photos if you want to use Lens to glean information from the world around you. Users have noticed that Lens in now available in Google Assistant on both original P...
05:20 pm -05 - Sat, November 18, 2017
Engadget Xiaomi's latest US-ready devices include an action cam
Xiaomi has chosen to focus its efforts on dozens of markets outside the US that very few of its products ever make it stateside. It has slowly been bringing its offerings into the country, though, and...
03:50 pm -05 - Sat, November 18, 2017
Engadget Giant 'Minecraft' graphics upgrade delayed to 2018
The Minecraft team had a bunch of news at their MineCon Earth convention, but the biggest news may be what's not happening. Mojang and Microsoft have delayed the launches of both the Super Duper...
02:10 pm -05 - Sat, November 18, 2017
Engadget NASA satellite launch promises accurate week-long forecasts
NASA and NOAA know that multi-day weather forecasts can be crucial to tracking hurricanes and their aftermath, and they're about to significantly boost the reliability of those forecasts. They j...
12:30 pm -05 - Sat, November 18, 2017
Engadget Recommended Reading: The church of AI
Inside the First Church of Artificial IntelligenceMark Harris,WiredYou may know Anthony Levandowski from being at the center of Waymo's lawsuit against Uber, but he's also the "Dean&quo...
10:16 am -05 - Sat, November 18, 2017
Engadget Tesla made a phone battery pack that mimics Supercharger monuments
Tesla dropped an electric semi truck and a new Roadster at a recent event, but it apparently launched another product that didn't get any stage time. The automaker has released, of all things, an...
08:15 am -05 - Sat, November 18, 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 (take another look at Tesla's new sports car) and check out notable stories from Fri...
03:55 am -05 - Sat, November 18, 2017
Engadget Bloomberg: Verizon's new NFL streaming deal will stretch to TV
Since 2010, Verizon's wireless arm has had an arrangement for streaming NFL games to phones (and, after they became a thing, also tablets), but Bloomberg reports it will stretch to TVs soon. Acco...
10:28 pm -05 - Fri, November 17, 2017
Engadget Senators propose 'USA Liberty Act' to reauthorize NSA surveillance
The question of how to reign in monitoring enabled by Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) has been in the spotlight ever since the Edward Snowden PRISM revelations. What ex...
07:29 pm -05 - Fri, November 17, 2017
Engadget This week's tech titan 404s | Engadget Today
If you tend to work in Google Docs, you already know about it being down for hours on Wednesday, but only AT&amp;T users had the pleasure of realizing their phones also didn't work for a good...
06:22 pm -05 - Fri, November 17, 2017
Engadget Try the new Overwatch' hero during the game's free weekend
At Blizzcon earlier this month, the studio behind Overwatch announced a new playable character for the hero shooter: Moira, a healer with evasive and damage-dealing abilities. Last night, she became a...
05:40 pm -05 - Fri, November 17, 2017
Engadget Los Angeles taps a shuttle service to get riders to Metro stops
Most people find a short walk to and from a public transportation stop pretty reasonable, but the further away that stop is from their home or their destination, the less convenient it becomes. Well t...
05:13 pm -05 - Fri, November 17, 2017
Engadget Googles latest VR series takes you to the set of Austin City Limits
While Apple continues to expand its library of exclusive music documentaries, Google is now bringing a little music to its slate of VR series. Austin City Limits: Backstage takes you behind the scenes...
04:47 pm -05 - Fri, November 17, 2017
Engadget Tip your favorite Twitch streamer with PayPal
If you want to tip your favorite Twitch streamer, you need to use Bits. The video game-centric streaming service just recently added the tipping system of "cheering" with Bits to its mobile ...
04:20 pm -05 - Fri, November 17, 2017
Engadget Dwyane Wade is the latest athlete to have a show on Facebook
Facebook's next pro athlete-centered show will feature the Cleveland Cavaliers' Dwyane Wade. The five-part series will premiere on November 20th and will show what keeps Wade busy when he�...
03:51 pm -05 - Fri, November 17, 2017
Engadget Garmin and Samsung wearables could earn you health care savings
Wearable devices for health and fitness aren't anything new, of course, but insurance companies aren't really known for their fast response to tech trends. That may be changing, though, as b...
03:24 pm -05 - Fri, November 17, 2017
Engadget Germany bans childrens smartwatches over privacy concerns
Germany's telecommunications regulator, the Federal Network Agency, announced a ban today on the sale of kids' smartwatches, the BBC reports, and encouraged parents to destroy the ones they ...
03:00 pm -05 - Fri, November 17, 2017
Engadget Digital democracy's steep decline
We thought the internet was going to be great for equality, freedom, and maybe even human rights, but now we're not so sure. Turns out, the internet is great for propaganda. And totally unravelin...
02:43 pm -05 - Fri, November 17, 2017
Engadget Dave Chappelles third Netflix special will premiere December 31st
Dave Chappelle's third Netflix special, Dave Chappelle: Equanimity, will debut on the streaming service December 31st, Variety reports. It's the first comedy special Chappelle has made exclu...
02:21 pm -05 - Fri, November 17, 2017
Engadget Google Assistant can help troubleshoot your Pixel 2 phone
Plenty of companies offer chat support to troubleshoot problems with your phone. But do you really want to talk to another human for what could be a simple fix? You don't have to... if you have...
02:00 pm -05 - Fri, November 17, 2017
Engadget The best Bluetooth audio receiver for your home stereo or speakers
By R. Matthew WardThis 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...
01:39 pm -05 - Fri, November 17, 2017
Engadget Facebook tests VR in News Feed with Jumanji experience
Since adding 360 videos to News Feeds in June 2016, Facebook has spent this year significantly invested in the format. It enabling 360 livestreaming and then added that functionality within its apps, ...
01:18 pm -05 - Fri, November 17, 2017
Engadget Walmart will test Tesla Semi trucks for transporting merchandise
The Tesla Semi already has one very large guinea pig for an electric fleet: Walmart. The retail juggernaut has some 6,000 trucks and moves merchandise all over the country and as of last May, it was t...
12:59 pm -05 - Fri, November 17, 2017
Engadget Apple Musics Major Lazer documentary is streaming now
A new music documentary begins streaming today on Apple Music. Give Me Future chronicles Major Lazer's 2016 concert in Havana, Cuba -- the first to be put on by major American artists since the U...
12:40 pm -05 - Fri, November 17, 2017
Engadget Netflix to produce TV series with Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan
Last year, Netflix signed an exclusive deal with Red Chillies Entertainment, the production company of Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan. Now, Netflix has announced a new TV series called Bard of Bloo...
12:22 pm -05 - Fri, November 17, 2017
Engadget Amazon partners with EatLove to deliver personalized meals
Following yesterday's team-up between Amazon and Allrecipes, the online shopping giant is announcing yet another grocery delivery partnership with EatLove, makers of an app for personalized recip...
12:00 pm -05 - Fri, November 17, 2017
Engadget The best phones under $500
Phone makers are trying to outdo one another by racing to add new, advanced features to their flagships, but these tools are not equally useful. Who really needs Face ID, Animoji or eye-sensing authen...
11:42 am -05 - Fri, November 17, 2017
Engadget Garmin's vivoactive 3 smartwatch can now help you pay for things
Garmin is mostly known for fitness watches, but introduced something with the launch of its new vivoactive 3 smartwatch: Contactless payments. Several months after announcing this new feature would de...
11:24 am -05 - Fri, November 17, 2017
Engadget Apple delays HomePod smart speaker until early 2018
We hope you weren't counting on giving (or getting) a HomePod for the holidays -- Apple has delayed the release of the Siri-powered speaker from December to early 2018. In a statement, the compa...
11:01 am -05 - Fri, November 17, 2017
Engadget MoviePass offers an even bigger discount if you pay for a year upfront
MoviePass is dropping its price point yet again. In August, the company reduced its subscription cost to just $10 per month -- down from $15 to $21 depending on where you lived -- and upped the amount...
10:44 am -05 - Fri, November 17, 2017
Engadget Williams-Sonoma buys AR firm to help you shop for home furnishings
Companies that do a lot of retail business online have been exploring AR in order to help customers visualize the items they're planning on buying. In the last few months, Target, IKEA and Amazon...
10:25 am -05 - Fri, November 17, 2017
Engadget Toyota plans to start selling EVs in China in 2020
Toyota recently announced plans to design and build EVs with Mazda in the US, but it has big plans elsewhere, too. The automaker will produce electric cars in both China and India starting in 2020, it...
10:02 am -05 - Fri, November 17, 2017
Engadget Spotify acquires Soundtrap, an online music recording studio
Spotify has been quietly expanding recently, acquiring companies that will help it serve its customers better. Earlier this year, the streaming service acquired MightyTV to improve its content recomme...
09:38 am -05 - Fri, November 17, 2017
Engadget The Rock is Chicago's only hope in 'Rampage'
After years of chatter, we're finally getting a look at the movie adaptation of the classic arcade game Rampage. It stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan (!!!) and Naomie...
09:19 am -05 - Fri, November 17, 2017
Engadget 'Top Gun 3D' comes with its own virtual movie theater
Paramount has apparently been busy building its own movie theater these past six months -- and it's the kind of you can access anywhere you are, because it exists in virtual reality. According to...
09:02 am -05 - Fri, November 17, 2017
Engadget Watch Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot nail a backflip
We've grown accustomed to seeing Boston Dynamics' impressive line-up of robots strutting about in periodic video updates, each more terrifying than the last. But, every once in a while, the ...
08:28 am -05 - Fri, November 17, 2017
Engadget FCC vote could force low-income households offline
Bootstrapping yourself out of poverty via the internet is about to get a lot harder in the US. The FCC, led by industry-friendly chairman Ajit Pai, has voted along party lines to reform the low-income...
08:00 am -05 - Fri, November 17, 2017
Engadget LG has steep Black Friday discounts on its premium OLED TVs
Even if you don't follow 4K TV technology closely, you probably know that OLED TVs have the best picture available and that they're hella expensive. If you've been drooling over one but...
07:02 am -05 - Fri, November 17, 2017
Engadget Netflix outbids Disney for superhero movie starring Daisy Ridley
There's no shortage of superheroes on Netflix, yet it's found room for a subversive spin on Hollywood's favourite genre, courtesy of Josh Gad. The streaming giant outbid Disney to nab t...
06:00 am -05 - Fri, November 17, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, November 17th 2017
Friday is here -- you made it. Over the last 24 hours, Tesla revealed a new prototype Roadster with a ridiculous spec sheet. Oh, and the company showed off its new all-electric big rig. Meanwhile, One...
05:35 am -05 - Fri, November 17, 2017
Engadget Connected cars are hitting UK roads for the first time
Slowly, the UK government is realising its dream of making the nation a self-driving research hub. UK Autodrive, a publicly funded consortium that includes Jaguar Land Rover, Ford and TATA Motors, has...
05:02 am -05 - Fri, November 17, 2017
Engadget Brave's browser makes it easy to donate money to YouTubers
Brave browser, which was created by Mozilla's former CEO, offers a browsing experience quite different from what you're used to. It blocks ads but will pay you for allowing replacement adver...
04:05 am -05 - Fri, November 17, 2017
Engadget Virgin Hyperloop One might build networks in India
Virgin Hyperloop One is eyeing the possibility of building networks of high-speed tube transportation in India. The company, which recently rebranded to include "Virgin" in its name after Ri...
03:01 am -05 - Fri, November 17, 2017
Engadget Comcast, Verizon, and Sony are also after Fox's film and TV units
Talk of Disney eyeing Fox's assets has ignited the interest of more media juggernauts. The new batch of contenders includes Comcast, Verizon, and Sony's entertainment arm, according to The W...
01:26 am -05 - Fri, November 17, 2017
Engadget Two airlines are bringing faster WiFi to their international flights
Two airlines have made moves to upgrade their WiFi offerings today. Cathay Pacific Group will provide GoGo's 2Ku satellite-based broadband technology starting in 2018 and Emirates has partnered w...
12:04 am -05 - Fri, November 17, 2017
Engadget Tesla reveals a new Roadster, due in 2020
At Tesla's Semi event, the automaker dropped its new Roadster. It'll have a 620-mile range via a 200kWh battery pack."You'll be able to travel from LA to San Francisco and back wit...
11:33 pm -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget Tesla unveils its vision of the future of trucking
At an event adjacent to SpaceX, the Tesla Semi (yes, that's its name) electric truck was introduced with the same pomp and circumstance the company uses for all its automobile launches. The tall,...
10:32 pm -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget SpaceX's mysterious Zuma mission won't launch tonight
We still don't know what Northrop Grumman commissioned SpaceX to launch for the US government, but whatever it is won't get there tonight. In a move that leaves Elon Musk's calendar ope...
08:44 pm -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget EA pulls in-game purchases from 'Star Wars: Battlefront II'
The launch of Star Wars: Battlefront II has been marred by controversy over the game's loot system. While players can earn bonuses like new heroes, equipment and vehicles by playing, they could a...
08:25 pm -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget Google cracks down on linkbaiting through AMP
Google officially launched its Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) in February 2016 to be lightweight versions of source websites that used a lot less bandwidth. But some webmasters have deliberately inclu...
07:37 pm -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget FCC repeals restrictions on consolidation of media companies
Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) repealed a handful of rules that it said were keeping the media industry out of the digital age, the Washington Post reports. The decades-old regulat...
07:01 pm -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget Amazon Prime's sports streaming expands with more ATP tennis
Like other streaming services, Amazon has been hunting for sporting events to feature on its Prime Video platform. Earlier this year, the company took over NFL Thursday game livestreaming from Twitter...
06:21 pm -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget You can now replenish your Amazon Cash card at 7-Eleven
It can be tricky to shop these days without a credit or debit card, especially online. Amazon Cash is one way to do so, however, with an online account that you can refill with cash via a barcode you ...
05:39 pm -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget FCC paves way for 4K over-the-air TV broadcasting
4K films and TV shows have been relegated to streaming services and on-demand media, but the FCC just paved the way for television broadcasters to show programming in the ultra high resolution. The co...
05:18 pm -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget Apple pushes iOS fix for unresponsive iPhone X screens in cold weather
Last week, reports trickled in that the brand-new iPhone X's screen was unresponsive in cold weather. Apple has rushed out a new iOS update (version 11.1.2) to quick-fix the issue, which is avail...
05:01 pm -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Jabra Move Bluetooth headphones for only $50
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 -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget Facebook's Creator app will help video 'stars' create more 'content'
Facebook's future is all about TV, and the company has been slowly giving video content creators the tools to participate in (and monetize) that future. Now the social media giant is launching th...
04:22 pm -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget YouTube TV app arrives for newer Samsung smart TVs
YouTube TV arrived in April of this year, making it Google's de facto live television service. It's available in over half of the homes in the US, and we've been waiting patiently for t...
04:03 pm -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget Judge rules NYPD needed a warrant before using cell-site simulator
A Brooklyn judge has ruled that because the New York Police Department (NYPD) used a cell-site simulator, also known by the brand name Stingray, to track down a murder suspect without a warrant, some ...
03:47 pm -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget GEs huge 3D metal printer makes aircraft parts
GE has unveiled its previously-announced 3D metal printer, suitable for making aircraft parts. At the manufacturing trade show formnext in Germany, the GE Additive team revealed the as-yet-unnamed mac...
03:26 pm -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget Virgin Orbit books its first government launch contract
Today, space company Virgin Orbit announced that it's secured its first launch contract from the Department of Defense. According to TechCrunch, the payload is scheduled to fly in January 2019, t...
03:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget The iRig Keys I/O makes it easy to streamline your studio
Whether you're demoing a song for your band or recording a masterpiece to share on Soundcloud, you'll likely need a couple of things to connect to your computer. If you're planning on h...
02:41 pm -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget Tesla's massive Supercharger rest stops come online in California
While we're all waiting for the reveal of Tesla's electric semi this evening, the company's new charging stations are ready for prime time. Well, two of them are at least. According to ...
02:19 pm -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget Airbnb buys startup to help you find disability-friendly rentals
Airbnb knows its hosts haven't always been kind to people with disabilities, and it's taking some definitive steps to fix that weakness. The company just bought Accomable, a startup that hel...
02:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget The best smart home and kitchen gadgets to give as gifts
For the smart home and kitchen gadget section of our holiday gift guide, we skipped past the WiFi-enabled toaster ovens and what-have-you, and narrowed our list down to the stuff that's actually ...
01:42 pm -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget Facebook adds live college basketball games to its Watch tab
Facebook has been getting more and more interesting content in efforts to build out its Watch tab, and now it's added college basketball to the mix. The social network has partnered with Stadium,...
01:24 pm -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget Nintendo Switch's 'Arms' adds a fighter with robotic scorpion fists
Nintendo seems keen to address Arms' overall thin initial offerings in terms of stages, characters and modes. Since launch the game has been updated a handful of times to add more, and today brin...
01:03 pm -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget FCC adopts new rules aimed at stopping robocalls
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved a new set of rules today aimed at shutting down irritating robocalls. The commission says that it receives over 200,000 complaints per year concern...
12:45 pm -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget Tidal is the latest music service to add direct control for Sonos
Sonos's direct integration with Spotify is an incredibly convenient feature for subscribers to the streaming service. Rather than having to control music through the (somewhat clunky) Sonos app, ...
12:27 pm -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget Create Instagram stories in your phone's web browser
You don't have to install Instagram's app to create stories on your phone. The photo-centric social network is adding support for posting stories directly from your browser. You have to be...
12:10 pm -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget OnePlus 5T hands-on: A slightly bigger, slightly better flagship
The OnePlus 5 isn't that old, but it's already been replaced. The company just unveiled its new flagship smartphone at a launch event in Brooklyn, and it's understandably pumped about i...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget Spire's health tracker sticks on clothes and never needs charging
Wearable fitness monitors promise a lot but research shows that nearly a third are abandoned in junk drawers because they're too fiddly, require too much maintenance or users are simply forgettin...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget OnePlus 5T packs a tall screen and upgraded dual cameras for $499
After more than a few leaks and not-so-subtle teasers, the OnePlus 5T is official -- and it's at once everything you expected and a bit more. The centerpiece, as you've no doubt guessed, is ...
11:30 am -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget The best Nintendo Switch games
The Nintendo Switch is an excellent game console. If you don't want to quit collecting Power Moons in Super Mario Odyssey but need a change of scenery from your living room, that's entirely ...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget MegaBots wants to crowdfund a tournament for 2018
Once upon a time (in 2015), a crew of enthusiasts built the robot concept Eagle Prime and did what you do with a 15-foot-tall metal beast: Challenge its Japanese equivalent, Kuratas, to a duel. Years ...
10:48 am -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget Amazon Key flaw could let a courier disable your Cloud Cam
Amazon recently weirded out much of the internet when it unveiled its Key delivery service that lets its couriers open your home and deliver packages while you're away. A key part of that is the ...
10:39 am -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget China wants to build a nuclear-powered space shuttle by 2040
The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) is the main contractor for China's space program. This week, the GB Times reports that the company released an ambitious roadmap for ...
10:19 am -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget Neighboring exoplanet could be one of the most habitable
A team of astronomers have discovered an Earth-like exoplanet that's only 11 light-years away and is one of the most potentially habitable celestial bodies we've ever come across. Ross 128 b...
10:00 am -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget Vimeo can stream videos in 8K and HDR
A few streaming services have supported colorful high dynamic range video and ultra-high resolutions for a while, but Vimeo is making up for lost time in grand style. The company has added support fo...
09:42 am -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget The NHS is turning to tech to help prevent Type 2 diabetes
Last year, the NHS launched a diabetes prevention programme aimed at helping high-risk patients stop or delay the onset of full-blown Type 2 diabetes. NHS England has now announced that it's turn...
09:27 am -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget Facebook, Google and others add trust icons to tackle fake news
More than 75 major news outlets have agreed to use Trust Indicators on their content in a bid to stem the tide of fake news. Facebook, Google, Twitter and Bing will display the indicators on their sit...
09:10 am -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget Just Eat gets the approval it needs to acquire Hungryhouse
Five years ago, a merger between Just Eat and Hungryhouse would have been impossible in the UK. They were two of the largest online takeaway sites and would, therefore, have created a monopoly. Now, o...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget Element adds a Roku TV to its 4K line-up
You've got plenty of choice if you're seeking a new Roku TV. The company's software is built-in to a bunch of budget to affordable televisions from TCL and RCA (and soon Philips), among...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget Facebook says messaging apps aren't turning people into hermits
Think people are replacing face-to-face communication with gadgets and chat apps? A Facebook study says you're dead wrong. Based on the survey commissioned by the Messenger team for the 25th anni...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget Surface Book 2 review: Microsoft gets closer to the 'ultimate laptop'
Microsoft's Surface Book 2 is an even stronger MacBook Pro competitor than before. Mostly, that's because there's finally a 15-inch model for people who need a bit more screen real esta...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget HTC's Vive Tracker adds much-needed tactile control to VR
Virtual reality has made a lot of progress lately toward looking and sounding better, but we're still in the early stages of making it feel better on a tactile level. Standalone headsets like the...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget Amazon and Allrecipes team up to take on Blue Aprons meal kits
We've heard rumblings that Amazon might be ready to take on Blue Apron with "prepared food kits," and now it looks like it's finally here. Today, AmazonFresh and Allrecipes.com ann...
08:01 am -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget FDA approves an electrical device to help ease opioid withdrawal
Amid an epidemic of opioid addiction, doctors are looking for ways to help people wean themselves off of the drugs, but withdrawal symptoms are a major hurdle. Innovative Health Solutions says its NSS...
07:00 am -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget Hollywood strikes back against illegal streaming Kodi addons
An anti-piracy alliance supported by many major US and UK movie studios, broadcasters and content providers has dealt a blow to the third-party Kodi addon scene after it successfully forced a number o...
07:00 am -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget Hollywood strikes back against illegal streaming Kodi add-ons
An anti-piracy alliance supported by many major US and UK movie studios, broadcasters and content providers has dealt a blow to the third-party Kodi add-on scene after it successfully forced a number ...
06:00 am -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, November 16th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.It will be a busy Thursday for Elon Musk, as this evening SpaceX sends a "secret" payload skyward, and we're expecting to see Tesla's electric ...
05:28 am -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget Amazons Echo with a screen hits the UK for 200
It's taken a while, but Amazon's Echo Show is finally ready for British customers. The boxy device, which comes with a 7-inch display and Alexa smarts, was announced way back in May. Pre-ord...
04:32 am -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget Hondas connected cars will communicate over 5G
When it's not busy making billion-dollar acquisitions to expand its robotics line-up, Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank is pursuing its other hobby: smart cars. Central to this endeavour is its pa...
02:58 am -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget Nintendo Switch homebrew is possible, but there's a catch
Resourceful hackers have long been rejuvenating Nintendo's consoles past their sell-by dates. Armed with in-game exploits, the homebrew community persistently overcame updates to release unoffici...
01:33 am -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget 'Battlefront II' under investigation in Belgium over loot crates
EA isn't only getting a lot of flak over Battlefront II's loot crates, it's also under investigation from Belgium's gambling authority. According to VTM Nieuws, the country's ...
12:01 am -05 - Thu, November 16, 2017
Engadget Duolingo adds Mandarin course to its language library
Online language learning company Duolingo has finally added a Mandarin course to its offerings. With more than one billion speakers, Mandarin is the most popular language on the planet, but it's ...
11:30 pm -05 - Wed, November 15, 2017
Engadget Teenage Engineerings 'H' and 'R' aren't your typical smart speakers
Most people still don't know who or what Teenage Engineering is. But, those that do probably think of them as a music company &mdash; the iconic OP-1 synthesizer, OD-11 speaker and line of ti...
11:30 pm -05 - Wed, November 15, 2017
Engadget Teenage Engineering and Raven's 'H' and 'R' aren't typical smart speakers
Most people still don't know who or what Teenage Engineering is. But, those that do probably think of them as a music company &mdash; the iconic OP-1 synthesizer, OD-11 speaker and line of ti...
08:29 pm -05 - Wed, November 15, 2017
Engadget AT&T tells customers to restart their phones to make calls
Now that Google Docs is back up and running, it's apparently AT&amp;T's turn to take a stumble. Customers have reported trouble making calls for the last couple of hours, however, the co...
07:18 pm -05 - Wed, November 15, 2017
Engadget Netgear routers now feature Disney's parental controls
Circle with Disney's advanced parental controls are helpful if you want to curb what your kids can do online and when, but it has normally required a separate device you plug in to your WiFi rout...
06:28 pm -05 - Wed, November 15, 2017
Engadget Olie lamp includes a voice assistant and wireless charging
It seems like everyone is building in Alexa or Google Assistant smarts to their speakers, thermostats and cars these days. If you haven't yet had enough of devices you can talk to, the Olie lamp ...
06:05 pm -05 - Wed, November 15, 2017
Engadget Twitter tries to fix verification of people 'we in no way endorse'
Sure, being verified on social media isn't always as good as people think, but after a recent blowup, Twitter says it's addressing the "perception" of endorsement a blue checkmark ...
05:41 pm -05 - Wed, November 15, 2017
Engadget Twitch users can gift subscriptions to fellow viewers
Twitch is continuing to roll out the many upgrades it promised at TwitchCon. As of today, you can gift 1-month subscriptions to anyone on Twitch, regardless of the tier. They don't auto-renew (...
05:13 pm -05 - Wed, November 15, 2017
Engadget Yup, Google Docs went down, but it's coming back
If you've had trouble loading Google Docs this afternoon, you're not alone. The company said that an outage has been "affecting a significant subset of users" who were unable to ac...
04:54 pm -05 - Wed, November 15, 2017
Engadget Postmates' first food deliveries outside the US start in Mexico City
Lyft isn't the only major American online service dipping its toes in foreign waters this week: Postmates is starting its first food deliveries outside of the US with a launch in Mexico City. Hu...
04:31 pm -05 - Wed, November 15, 2017
Engadget LinkedIn's Career Advice is ready to find you a mentor
Finding someone to help you advance your career can be tricky. After a limited trial in August, LinkedIn is rolling out its Career Advice feature to all its members in the US, UK, India and Australia....
04:09 pm -05 - Wed, November 15, 2017
Engadget Google Home can send third-party apps to your phone
Google Assistant already has its share of third-party apps, but that experience doesn't usually leave the device where it starts. You can't make a request on your Home speaker that needs an...
03:47 pm -05 - Wed, November 15, 2017
Engadget Amazon Echo and Google Home were vulnerable to Bluetooth exploit
Back in September, Bluetooth-connected device owners got a little scare when security firm Armis disclosed a new hack exploit known as BlueBorne. In theory, bad actors could target smartphones, tablet...
03:25 pm -05 - Wed, November 15, 2017
Engadget Kids can build their own Star Wars video game with Bloxels
There are a whole host of apps and games that are aimed at teaching kids to code, but not all of them come with stellar IP partnerships. But that's just what Bloxels, Pixel Press's video gam...
03:03 pm -05 - Wed, November 15, 2017
Engadget Sports Illustrated TV streams movies, shows and more for $5 a month
With Disney kicking off its own competitively-priced streaming content service in 2019, many media brands are jumping on the bandwagon. Tomorrow, Time Inc will launch one of its own: Sports Illustrate...
02:42 pm -05 - Wed, November 15, 2017
Engadget Google Maps' new look adapts to how you travel
Google Maps may be a cornerstone of navigation for many people, but its visual presentation can occasionally leave something to be desired. Why would you care about gas stations when you're taki...
02:21 pm -05 - Wed, November 15, 2017
Engadget Amazon's automated convenience stores edge closer to public debut
Last year, Amazon opened its first convenience store embedded with its "just walk out technology." Located in Seattle, the Amazon Go store, which lets shoppers walk in, load up on the items ...
02:02 pm -05 - Wed, November 15, 2017
Engadget Motorola's new Mod is a snap-on Polaroid photo printer
Motorola's Mods have been wide-ranging attempts to trick out your smartphone with sizeable gadgets, from a 360-degree camera to a standalone speaker with Amazon Alexa. Their next one might be mor...
01:39 pm -05 - Wed, November 15, 2017
Engadget Amazon reportedly nixed plans for its own live TV service
Amazon was working on plans to launch a streaming bundled TV service that would feature both broadcast and cable networks, though that's been on hold since the spring, according to Bloomberg. How...
01:18 pm -05 - Wed, November 15, 2017
Engadget Square tests buying and selling bitcoin inside its payment app
Square Cash moved beyond sending money in February 2016 when it started letting users store their funds in account reserves, digital wallet-style. Starting today, you can use the service's mobile...
01:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 15, 2017
Engadget Pixars VR debut takes you inside the entrancing world of Coco
On November 22nd, Pixar is set to release its latest animated masterpiece. It's called Coco, and one of its central themes is Dia De Los Muertos, a Mexican holiday that honors the dead. To help p...
12:42 pm -05 - Wed, November 15, 2017
Engadget Biolite's SolarHome 620 provides power for everyday essentials
BioLite has been leading a dual existence. While the Brooklyn-based company's been delivering off-the-grid accessories to your average camper, hiker and explorer, it's also been serving emer...
12:21 pm -05 - Wed, November 15, 2017
Engadget Sony's latest PlayStation VR bundle takes on the 'Doom' hellscape
Sony is clearly determined to get PlayStation VR on to your head no matter what game genre you prefer to play. In addition to its recently announced Skyrim bundle, it's launching a Doom VFR bund...
12:02 pm -05 - Wed, November 15, 2017
Engadget Scientists issue a dire warning about climate change (again)
Back in 1992, a group of scientists from around the world told us in no uncertain terms that we were ruining the planet Earth. Because of human actions such as deforestation, pollution and ozone deple...
11:38 am -05 - Wed, November 15, 2017
Engadget Your gaming skills could earn you a Drone Racing League contract
So you want to be a professional drone racer? Then you should probably download Drone Racing League Simulator from Steam. To coincide with the game's official launch, watchmaker Swatch has announ...
11:19 am -05 - Wed, November 15, 2017
Engadget Kickstarter's Drip takes on Patreon with subscription crowdfunding
Today, Kickstarter launches a new way to fund interesting projects. It's called Drip and rather than pledging a certain amount of money to one project, it lets you subscribe to a creator and give...
11:00 am -05 - Wed, November 15, 2017
Engadget What you need to know before buying an EV
It's an exciting time for the automotive world. Over the past 15 years, cars have gone from relatively dumb machines that get us to our destinations to electrified, connected gadgets. In the comi...
10:45 am -05 - Wed, November 15, 2017
Engadget Russia accused of UK energy, media and telecoms cyberattacks
One of the UK's top cybersecurity chiefs has revealed that Russian hackers are behind recent attacks on the nation's media, telecommunications and energy sectors. Speaking at the Times Tech ...
10:40 am -05 - Wed, November 15, 2017
Engadget Essential makes Android's Oreo beta update available to all
Android smartphone maker Essential has opened Android 8.0 Oreo beta access for its flagship handset, the Essential phone. The software was released for Pixel phones in August and hit the Galaxy S8 and...
10:31 am -05 - Wed, November 15, 2017
Engadget New UK Visa card lets you spend Bitcoin like normal money
With Bitcoin trading at all time high, investors are working out whether it's best to sit on their stockpile or make the most of it while they can. For those wishing to utilise their investment, ...
10:19 am -05 - Wed, November 15, 2017
Engadget Denver will test its own Hyperloop-inspired transport system
Colorado's Department of Transportation has teamed up with Arrivo to use Hyperloop-ish technology to connect the city of Denver. The partnership is looking at ways to use vacuum tubes to reduce c...
10:02 am -05 - Wed, November 15, 2017
Engadget 'Assassin's Creed' producer is creating a new action game franchise
BioWare's Anthem isn't the only awe-inspiring action title on Electronic Arts' slate. According to EA CFO Blake Jorgensen, the company's Montreal-based studio Motive is building an...
09:39 am -05 - Wed, November 15, 2017
Engadget Bloombergs Twitter-based news network launches December 18th
Bloomberg is launching its 24-hour rolling news network, based on Twitter, on December 18th. The project -- originally announced in May -- has got substantial weight behind it, with Goldman Sachs, Inf...
09:21 am -05 - Wed, November 15, 2017
Engadget Scientists make first attempt at editing genes inside the body
Brian Madeux became part of medical history on November 13th after receiving a special kind of IV medication. It contained copies of a corrective gene paired with a genetic tool that can cut his DNA, ...
09:01 am -05 - Wed, November 15, 2017
Engadget Apple reluctantly agrees to help India solve its phone spam problem
Apple and India's telecoms regulator have been at loggerheads for more than a year over privacy concerns, but now it seems a tentative compromise has been reached, with the tech company agreeing ...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, November 15, 2017
Engadget Sprint bundles free Hulu with its Unlimited Freedom plans
Sprint has launched its answer to T-Mobile's free Netflix offering and AT&amp;T's free HBO. It took the Now Network a couple of months to cook up a response, but it's worth the wait...
08:31 am -05 - Wed, November 15, 2017
Engadget Amazon's Alexa and Prime Music service arrive in Canada
The absence of Amazon's Alexa and Prime Music services in Canada has been a strange oversight, given that the nation's share a border and (one of two) common languages. That has now been cor...
08:10 am -05 - Wed, November 15, 2017
Engadget UK watchdog calls for transparency on online political ad funding
The UK's Electoral Commission wants political parties to be more transparent about the people or companies bankrolling their online advertising campaigns during general elections. The independent...
08:01 am -05 - Wed, November 15, 2017
Engadget Hulu cancels 'Difficult People' after three seasons
Just like regular TV shows, streaming originals get cancelled too. And, Hulu's Difficult People is the latest series on the chopping block. The comedy created by and starring Julie Klausner, and ...
07:01 am -05 - Wed, November 15, 2017
Engadget SpaceX is launching a secret mission called 'Zuma'
On November 16th, between 8PM and 10PM Eastern, SpaceX is sending a secret payload called "Zuma" beyond our atmosphere. The aerospace corporation test-fired a Falcon 9 rocket on November 11t...
06:40 am -05 - Wed, November 15, 2017
Engadget Channel 4 is making All 4 accounts mandatory early next year
Channel 4 is going the way of the BBC early next year, when it will begin forcing users to sign up for an All 4 account in order to access the catchup service. No doubt, like the BBC, this will give C...
06:00 am -05 - Wed, November 15, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday, November 15th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to Wednesday. Firefox Quantum is here, and it may be time to consider a browser switch. Also, we have a few reports from the Engadget Experience and first ...
06:00 am -05 - Wed, November 15, 2017
Engadget Google adds salaries to its job search tool
Google already has some tools to help you find a job, but there's been a missing ingredient: salaries. How do you know whether or not it's worth pursuing a new role short of visiting anothe...
04:00 am -05 - Wed, November 15, 2017
Engadget MekaMon is an anime-styled battle bot you pilot with your phone
Between the success of shows like BattleBots and the amount of interest in last month's MegaBots debacle, it's pretty obvious that people really want to watch robots fight. But while watchin...
03:11 am -05 - Wed, November 15, 2017
Engadget Tesla: Racial harassment lawsuit is a 'hotbed of misinformation'
Tonight Tesla responded to a report of another lawsuit where a former worker, Marcus Vaughn, said he suffered from racial harassment at the company's Fremont, CA assembly line. In a blog post tit...
03:03 am -05 - Wed, November 15, 2017
Engadget Safety commission recalls more hoverboards after another fire
It seems Hoverboards just won't stop exploding. After the US government declared all self-balancing scooters unsafe, eight more hoverboard brands are being recalled. The latest fire, caused by th...
01:29 am -05 - Wed, November 15, 2017
Engadget 'Warframe' for PS4 gets yet another expansion four years after launch
When the PS4 launched on November 15th, 2013, the free-to-play MMO-ish shooter Warframe was available to download. It had debuted on Windows the previous March and came to Xbox in September 2014, yet ...
11:48 pm -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget Feds reveal technical details of North Korea's cyber attacks
North Korea has been running a hacking campaign targeting aerospace, telecommunications and financial industries in the US since 2016, according to alerts issued by the government. Homeland Security a...
10:36 pm -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget Final Fantasy XV hero Noctis heads to Tekken 7 next year
Given what cross-promotion Square Enix has done to bring other games into Final Fantasy XV, it's no surprise that they're lending out some of its elements, too. The hero of last year's ...
09:33 pm -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget Twitter's 'premium' tools let more apps use your data
Twitter hasn't exactly been known for a developer-friendly attitude, but it's tackling that issue today. The social site has unveiled a "premium" programming framework that bridge...
08:35 pm -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget 'Dinner Party' is a VR spin on the most famous alien abduction story
It was just a normal dinner party, with music on in the background and guests splintered off in lively conversation. But just as we were about to sit down to eat, our hostess made a startling confessi...
08:17 pm -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget Google Home app features improved interface and search
Google Home is becoming all sorts of useful. You can already use the family of smart speakers along with Chromecast to control your Spotify and Netflix accounts, watch CBS All Access and CW television...
07:46 pm -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget Volvo's parent company now owns a flying car startup
Those reports from the summer that Volvo's parent company had snapped up flying car startup Terrafugia? They were true. Geely has officially completed its acquisition of Terrafugia, turning it ...
07:32 pm -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget 'Untrained Eyes' puts an AI spin on looking at yourself in the mirror
What if you stood in front of a mirror and saw someone who barely looked like you? That's exactly what happens in Untrained Eyes, an interactive sculpture debuting today at the Engadget Experienc...
07:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget Your Hands Are Feet describes feelings where words cant
The interactive experience Your Hands Are Feet is a smorgasbord of feelings. Take the titular example. Creators Amelia Winger-Bearskin and Sarah Rothberg wanted to pinpoint the feeling of shoes not fi...
06:32 pm -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget I wore a (virtual) flamingo head while smelling of the wetlands
At 9am, I was invited to inhale a fragrant cocktail of earthworm, soil, sea and, ugh, sulphur. This first part of Dance with flARmingos sets the stage, coaxing participants to imagine themselves in th...
06:01 pm -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget Razer's latest gaming keyboard can survive spilled drinks
Razer's keyboards have been many things, but tough generally wasn't one of them -- knock your drink the wrong way and that elaborate input device was toast. That won't be as much of a ...
05:46 pm -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget Amazon Australia could sell more than books come Black Friday
Amazon's Australian marketplace is going live "really, really soon," the company's local CEO, Roco Braeuniger, announced at a recent event. Apparently, "really, really soon&qu...
05:31 pm -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget Apple retakes the top spot in wearable device shipments
It looks like Xiaomi's reign as the wearable device champion was short-lived. Canalys' latest estimates indicate that Apple regained the lead in wearable shipments during the third quarter o...
05:14 pm -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget Fullscreen's young adult streaming service is shutting down
Fullscreen, the social-first streaming service for teens and young adults, is going kaput. Deadline is reporting that the VOD platform will close shop next year to focus on original productions and br...
05:02 pm -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget The Game Awards nominees include PUBG, Zelda and Persona 5
The Game Awards, the industry's equivalent to the Oscars or Tony's, seeks to commemorate the year's best titles -- and boy, what a year 2017 has been. By our April roundup, we'd al...
04:43 pm -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget Deezer brings lossless audio to the desktop with a new app
Music streaming service Deezer moved beyond Bose and Sonos speakers a couple of months ago in US markets, expanding its subscription offerings to pretty much everyone via a mobile app. Around the same...
04:21 pm -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget Microsoft expands Xbox digital game gifting to all users
Back in October, Microsoft began allowing digital gift-giving for games on the Xbox One. Users could log into the Xbox Store and select an Xbox One game to send digitally as a gift. The catch was that...
04:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget Twitch shows how close you are to becoming a paid streamer
Twitch is making good on promises to help streamers turn pro. It just switched on an Achievements system that shows your progress toward Affiliate or Partner status. If you need to stream more often...
03:42 pm -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget Hulu's Live TV service is now much easier to browse on the web
Hulu has been working on some new features for its Live TV service. The changes are specifically geared towards improving navigation and browsing in the web version of Hulu Live TV. First, the new ver...
03:23 pm -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget Toshiba sells its TV unit to Hisense
Toshiba has been shedding its departments for a few years to streamline operations and recoup losses after its 2015 accounting scandal. Sony bought out its sensor business in 2015 for $155 million and...
03:04 pm -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget Nintendo might be making an animated 'Super Mario Bros.' movie
Nintendo's plans to return to movies appear to include its most beloved franchise. Wall Street Journal sources understand that Nintendo is close to a deal for an animated Super Mario Bros. movie ...
02:38 pm -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget FCC will vote on viewer-tracking broadcast standard this week
On Thursday, the FCC will vote on a new broadcast standard that stands to have a big impact on both consumers and broadcasters. Next Gen TV, also known as ATSC 3.0, will bring with it sharper images a...
02:17 pm -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget Uber drivers the focus of class action suit alleging sexual assault
Uber is facing yet another lawsuit, this time in response to alleged rapes two unidentified women suffered when taking an Uber. According to a report at Recode, the plaintiffs of this class action sui...
02:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget Can Tesla avoid becoming the BlackBerry of electric cars?
It wasn't that long ago that the idea of a semi-autonomous, or even an electric car driving on public roads was incredibly far-fetched. Sure, there were hybrids from companies like Toyota and Hon...
01:43 pm -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget FDA approves first drug that doctors can track remotely
Doctors in the US might soon start prescribing a pill that can tell them whether you've truly taken your medication. The Food and Drug administration has approved the country's first digital...
01:24 pm -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget Control Ecobee's smart thermostats with Google Assistant
You no longer have to be picky about which voice assistant you use to steer Ecobee's smart thermostats. Google Assistant now offers control over Ecobee3 and Ecobee4 models, letting you tweak the...
12:58 pm -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget Adobe Scan uses AI to find documents in your photo gallery
Adobe introduced a new feature for Scan, the iOS and Android app that converts scanned documents into editable PDFs using your phone's camera. Thanks to the latest update, Scan can look through y...
12:41 pm -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget HTC Vive dropped its Google Daydream headset to focus on China
Throughout the Vive Focus event today, HTC never once referred to the headset as a Daydream VR device, which was a little odd given how it was first teased as one of the two standalone Daydream device...
12:32 pm -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget OnePlus inadvertently left a backdoor on its phones
OnePlus' security troubles aren't over yet. Users have discovered that many of the company's phones from the past few years (including the OnePlus 5) include a Qualcomm testing app, En...
12:32 pm -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget OnePlus inadvertently left a backdoor on its phones (updated)
OnePlus' security troubles aren't over yet. Users have discovered that many of the company's phones from the past few years (including the OnePlus 5) include a Qualcomm testing app, Eng...
12:15 pm -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget YouTube adds concert listings to music videos
Google announced a new YouTube feature today that will make it super easy to find and purchase concert tickets. Starting today, official music videos posted on YouTube will show upcoming concert dates...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget Pandora's app now offers direct control for Sonos speakers
If you use both Pandora and Sonos, there's a pretty useful update coming your way today. Pandora's apps for iOS and Android now let users directly control music streaming to your Sonos speak...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget Pinterest's take on QR codes will unlock curated boards
Pinterest has really ramped up its visual search efforts lately. In February, it launched Lens, a tool that lets you shop for an item just by taking a photo of it. It incorporated that same tech into ...
11:42 am -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget GameStop halts its unlimited used game rental program
Back in October, GameStop announced that it would debut a used game rental service called PowerPass. Interested gamers could pay $60 for six months to have one title out at a time. At the end of those...
11:23 am -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget Bandsintown opens its music event listings to venues and festivals
Bandsintown is helpful if you want to find out when your favorite group is playing nearby, but it's not as authoritative as you might like when the venues themselves have had to resort to targete...
11:08 am -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget CompuServe's still-active forums are finally shutting down
It turns out that Instant Messenger (AIM) isn't the only thing that AOL is shutting down next month. On December 15th, Oath (AOL and Engadget's dear parent) is also closing what remains of t...
11:00 am -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a V-Moda Remix speaker or Crossfade II wireless headphones!
V-Moda has long been known to provide great sound quality along with a unique and customizable designs. This year the company launched its updated Crossfade II wireless headphones, letting you roam fr...
10:43 am -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget Samsung factory worker awarded state compensation for brain tumor
Samsung doesn't have the greatest track record when it comes to worker safety. From accusations of using child labor to multiple accidents at its factories that resulted in death (one of which wa...
10:27 am -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget Uber now locks in the fare for your scheduled ride
You've long had the option of scheduling Uber rides, but that didn't necessarily guarantee your fare. It could cost you a pretty penny if there was a surprise surge at the time you hopped i...
10:11 am -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget Firefox Quantum is ready to speed up your web browsing
Did you ditch Firefox a while ago after feeling that it was slowing down compared to rival browsers like Chrome? Mozilla is determined to win you back. As promised, it just released Firefox Quantum ...
09:54 am -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget Kodak cuts 425 jobs as film revival treads water
Kodak has lost $46 million this quarter and will lay off 425 employees, indicating that its film resurgence is still a work in progress. The company chalked up $46 million in losses (compared to a $12...
09:36 am -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget Microsoft sets unambitious but achievable carbon reduction goal
Microsoft has pledged to slash its carbon emissions by 75 percent by 2030, against a 2013 baseline. By pushing its carbon neutrality plans and renewable energy commitments, the target puts the company...
09:36 am -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget Microsoft plans a 75 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2030
Microsoft has pledged to slash its carbon emissions by 75 percent by 2030, against a 2013 baseline. By pushing its carbon neutrality plans and renewable energy commitments, the target puts the company...
09:21 am -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget Apples 2019 iPhone could have a rear-facing 3D sensor
Apple has made no secret of its interest in augmented reality (AR) -- in interviews CEO Tim Cook gives it as much attention as sales growth. Now, it's rumoured that the company's 2019 iPhone...
09:10 am -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget Mytaxi offers London cabbies free medical training
A taxi-hailing app is offering London cabbies free training to deal with health-related emergencies, including acid attacks and terrorist incidents. Mytaxi's "Knowledge+" course covers ...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget Comcast's Xfinity app will be available on Sony smart TVs in 2018
It's a strange time in the world of cable television, with more people cutting the cord these days and an ever-increasing amount of internet-enabled devices (like Apple TV and Roku) and smart TVs...
08:30 am -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget Amazon's 'Lord of the Rings' prequel will need to forge its own identity
When rumors broke that Amazon was hoping to turn J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings into a TV series, many felt that CEO Jeff Bezos had found his own Game of Thrones. We're still many ye...
08:00 am -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget Fisker has filed patents for solid-state batteries
By Joel StocksdaleIt seems that we're on the cusp of a solid-state battery revolution. The latest company to announce progress in developing the new type of battery is Fisker. It has filed patent...
07:01 am -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget 30 governments are interfering with democracy online
Political mudslinging is a concept as old as politics itself, but in recent years it's found its way off the podium and onto the internet, and a new report now shows the extent of the problem. Ac...
06:00 am -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday, November 14th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.While we prepare for The Engadget Experience today in Los Angeles, you can take a look back Monday's biggest stories, including yet another terrifying robot f...
06:00 am -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget This War of Mine drops first episode of its story-driven DLCs
Games about war, though insanely popular, do little to illustrate the hardships faced by soldiers and civilians. With its stark design and focus on survival, This War of Mine (TWOM) set out to change ...
05:12 am -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget HTC Vive Focus hands-on: a promising start for next-gen mobile VR
We've already heard the news about HTC's Vive Focus, so it was only natural to get my hands dirty with this standalone 6DoF (six-degree-of-freedom) VR headset. As it turned out, HTC delivere...
04:26 am -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget A US freeway may get self-driving car lanes thanks to Foxconn
Wisconsin highway planners are studying the possibility of placing driverless vehicle lanes on I-94 to serve Foxconn's mega factory in Racine County. The Taiwanese company -- supplier to tech fir...
03:01 am -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget Bill Murray's Facebook show is a tour of minor league baseball
Facebook is nabbing shows left and right for its Watch platform, which finished rolling out to US users in September. While it's added current content with a Humans of New York program, a reality...
01:31 am -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget DeepHeart AI IDs sleep apnea, hypertension via Apple Watch
Your Apple Watch can tell if you have hypertension or sleep apnea -- with the help of Cardiogram's deep neural network, DeepHeart, that is. The app-maker and the UCSF Health lab have conducted a ...
12:00 am -05 - Tue, November 14, 2017
Engadget Linksys has a new tri-band range extender to eliminate WiFi dead spots
If you're not shopping for a new router but still need something to cover far-flung areas of your home (have you tried aluminum foil yet? Seriously.) check out the latest hardware from Linksys. T...
09:58 pm -05 - Mon, November 13, 2017
Engadget Missouri AG wants to know if Google broke consumer protection laws
The attorney general's office of Missouri has announced it's investigating whether Google broke the state's consumer protection and antitrust laws. AG Josh Hawley's statement expre...
09:09 pm -05 - Mon, November 13, 2017
Engadget HTC Vive Focus is a standalone VR headset with world-scale tracking
After a couple of teases earlier this year, HTC has finally unveiled its upcoming standalone VR headset at today's Vive Developer Conference in Beijing. Dubbed the Vive Focus, this all-in-one dev...
07:50 pm -05 - Mon, November 13, 2017
Engadget What's on TV: 'Marvel's The Punisher,' 'SW Battlefront II'
After an extended cameo in the last run of Daredevil, Netflix is releasing The Punisher on its own, while EA is dropping the controversial Star Wars: Battlefront II at the end of this week. Of course,...
07:13 pm -05 - Mon, November 13, 2017
Engadget EA makes Star Wars: Battlefront II heroes easier to earn amid backlash
Video game studios sometimes tinker with their games until release day, but Electronic Arts is making another last-minute change to soothe legions of irate fans. After the high price to unlock heroes ...
06:34 pm -05 - Mon, November 13, 2017
Engadget Tesla hit with another lawsuit claiming a racist work environment
Tesla is the subject of another lawsuit regarding racism in the workplace, Bloomberg reports. Over 100 black employees have filed a suit against the company saying that Tesla's production floor i...
06:03 pm -05 - Mon, November 13, 2017
Engadget Bose uses Indiegogo to test wireless earbuds for sleep
It may seem odd for a proven audio company like Bose to take to crowd-funding, but an Indiegogo campaign for the company's upcoming noise-masking wireless earbuds (or 'sleepbuds') makes...
05:41 pm -05 - Mon, November 13, 2017
Engadget Senators want FEC to improve transparency for online political ads
It's not just companies like Google asking the Federal Election Commission to improve disclosure for online political ads. A group of 15 Democrat senators (led by Sens. Claire McCaskill, Amy Klo...
05:22 pm -05 - Mon, November 13, 2017
Engadget Bill Gates firm puts $80 million behind smart city in Arizona
One of Bill Gates' firms invested $80 million into nearly 25,000 acres of land west of Phoenix, Arizona to build a 'smart city' of the future. The proposed community, called Belmont, wi...
05:01 pm -05 - Mon, November 13, 2017
Engadget First full Wolfenstein II DLC arrives on December 14th
Fans of MachineGames' wonderful Nazi-killing shooter Wolfenstein: The New Colossus were probably wondering what the title screen's countdown would reveal. Last week, we found out: A delightf...
04:42 pm -05 - Mon, November 13, 2017
Engadget iOS beta explains WiFi and Bluetooth controls with notifications
As we noted back in September, iOS 11's Control Center buttons don't actually turn off Bluetooth or WiFi, unlike previous versions. Instead, tapping on either one simply disconnects you from...
04:21 pm -05 - Mon, November 13, 2017
Engadget PS4 multiplayer is free in Europe during a 5-day event
A PlayStation Plus subscription is essential if you want to play PS4 games online, but how do you convince your friends that it's worth the outlay? Sony has a simple idea: let people try it for ...
04:02 pm -05 - Mon, November 13, 2017
Engadget Boston Dynamics 'new' SpotMini robot looks ready for a walk
Boston Dynamics isn't a part of Google/Alphabet anymore, but that won't stand in the way of new robot videos, like this latest teaser for a revamped version of its dog-like electric SpotMini...
03:39 pm -05 - Mon, November 13, 2017
Engadget A 'Hitman' series is coming to Hulu from the creator of 'John Wick'
Past attempts at Hitman movies haven't fared so well, but Hulu is betting that it can do justice to the assassination game franchise through an online series. Deadline has learned that Hulu is pa...
03:18 pm -05 - Mon, November 13, 2017
Engadget DC Superior Court reins in DOJs Facebook snooping
The government's overreach into the Facebook accounts of anti-Trump protestors is finally getting curbed. The ACLU sued the DOJ in September over its very broad warrant demanding all the info fro...
03:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 13, 2017
Engadget YouTube will stop showing the suggested video links you didn't click
Have you ever clicked a YouTube creator's suggested video link when it pops up mid-clip? No? You're far from alone. YouTube has revealed that it's removing the ability to promote videos...
02:38 pm -05 - Mon, November 13, 2017
Engadget AT&T and Verizon team up to build hundreds of new cell towers
Verizon and AT&amp;T announced today that they will be jointly constructing hundreds of new cell towers across the US. Tillman Infrastructure will build the towers -- designed for both companies&#...
02:19 pm -05 - Mon, November 13, 2017
Engadget Embark's semi-autonomous trucks are hauling Frigidaire appliances
Last year, Otto made a 120-mile beer run. Now Frigidaire and Ryder have partnered with autonomous trucking company Embark to deliver smart fridges from Texas to California. You know, so you have a pla...
02:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 13, 2017
Engadget Touring the solar system with a new book of NASA photos
It's easy to get jaded by images of our solar system, especially when NASA probes like Cassini make it look so routine. A new book called The Planets, written and curated by Nirmala Nataraj with ...
01:42 pm -05 - Mon, November 13, 2017
Engadget Smellable VR is coming whether you want it or not
Modern virtual reality is a treat for the senses. Well, two of them at least. "Sight and sound have been the staple of VR environments," Benjy Li, a postdoctoral researcher with Stanford...
01:22 pm -05 - Mon, November 13, 2017
Engadget Amazon confirms a 'Lord of the Rings' TV series is in the works
There have been rumors that Amazon is working on a Lord of the Rings TV series in its quest to find the next Game of Thrones, and now there's confirmation. Amazon announced today that it has acqu...
01:16 pm -05 - Mon, November 13, 2017
Engadget Google Home speakers now double as house intercoms
Amazon isn't the only one turning smart speakers into intercoms. Google is pushing an Assistant upgrade that lets you broadcast your voice to every Home speaker in your house using either anothe...
01:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 13, 2017
Engadget Facebook merges Stories and Messenger Day
The fact that has Facebook four distinct Snapchat-like offerings for its main social network, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp can be pretty confusing. Someone in the company must have realized that,...
12:40 pm -05 - Mon, November 13, 2017
Engadget Virtual nation Asgardia has launched itself into space
Last year, Russian scientist Igor Ashurbeyli announced the formation of Asgardia -- a new virtual nation that will ultimately exist entirely in space. Since its debut, Asgardia has attracted over 300,...
12:21 pm -05 - Mon, November 13, 2017
Engadget The best smartphones and tablets to give as gifts
Let's be real: Smartphones are pricey and as far as gifts go, they're hard to keep a surprise. But there's also a good chance someone in your life is due for an upgrade, and as the holi...
11:57 am -05 - Mon, November 13, 2017
Engadget Airbus is ready to test its self-flying taxi
We've covered Airbus's Vahana project, which is the aeronautical company's endeavor to build a self-flying taxi network, in detail before. Now, it looks as though Airbus has reached a m...
11:34 am -05 - Mon, November 13, 2017
Engadget Amazon may be prepping a free ad-supported video service
Amazon Prime Video is a decent bargain when you're getting unlimited streaming video and a host of other perks, but it has some fresh competition: Roku, Vudu and others are starting to offer some...
11:34 am -05 - Mon, November 13, 2017
Engadget Amazon may be prepping a free ad-supported video service (updated)
Amazon Prime Video is a decent bargain when you're getting unlimited streaming video and a host of other perks, but it has some fresh competition: Roku, Vudu and others are starting to offer some...
11:02 am -05 - Mon, November 13, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's Black Friday deals include a $189 Xbox One S
News of Black Friday deals are starting to roll out, and Xbox is getting in on the action. Microsoft has announced the slate of deals that will be available on one of the biggest shopping days of the ...
11:02 am -05 - Mon, November 13, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's Black Friday deals include a $189 Xbox One S (updated)
News of Black Friday deals are starting to roll out, and Xbox is getting in on the action. Microsoft has announced the slate of deals that will be available on one of the biggest shopping days of the ...
10:43 am -05 - Mon, November 13, 2017
Engadget Lyft's international expansion begins this year in Toronto
Lyft started the year hoping to expand into 100 new cities. As of February, the ride-hailing company smashed through that goal and later added an additional 32 states to its coverage area. Today, Lyft...
10:23 am -05 - Mon, November 13, 2017
Engadget Qualcomm rejects Broadcoms buyout bid
Last week, wireless chip manufacturer Broadcom made a $130 billion bid to buy out rival Qualcomm. The unsolicited proposal was expected to be rejected by Qualcomm, and as of this morning, it has been....
10:00 am -05 - Mon, November 13, 2017
Engadget Why your favorite indie game may not get a boxed edition
The Entertainment Software Rating Board is not a government entity. In fact, it was created in the 1990s specifically to keep Congress out of the video game industry, at a time when lawmakers were lou...
09:40 am -05 - Mon, November 13, 2017
Engadget Facebook may be losing the fight against fake news
Facebook has made quite a few headlines when it comes to fake news. In September, it was revealed that Russian groups may have spent $100,000 or more disseminating fake news posts on the social media ...
09:30 am -05 - Mon, November 13, 2017
Engadget After half a season, Star Trek: Discovery is worth paying for
Star Trek: Discovery launched in September to anticipation and questions, but more than that there was grumbling. After all, the show wasn't easily accessible in the United States. In Canada, it ...
09:16 am -05 - Mon, November 13, 2017
Engadget Google cracks down on apps that misuse accessibility features
Android's accessibility services are supposed help disabled folks by letting app-makers integrate spoken feedback, voice commands and more. However, developers like LastPass have been using the f...
09:00 am -05 - Mon, November 13, 2017
Engadget Philips-branded TVs to come with built-in Roku streaming
With low-cost interlopers in the US TV market like TCL and Vizio, it's easy to forget about Philips, which is manufactured for the US market by Japan's Funai. That company has licensed Roku ...
08:37 am -05 - Mon, November 13, 2017
Engadget Spotify sells cosmetics now
In 2016, Spotify contrived to lose around $568 million, which is a lot of dough for a streaming service fighting against far-richer rivals. Consequently, the company is hoping to earn a fast buck or t...
08:00 am -05 - Mon, November 13, 2017
Engadget ESPN looks to reinvent itself with a SportsCenter for Snapchat
More than three years ago, ESPN opened a 194,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art production facility known as Digital Center 2. That space was built to house five studios, including the home of its flag...
07:02 am -05 - Mon, November 13, 2017
Engadget Anti-sex trafficking law could unintentionally cripple Wikipedia
After historically opposing changes to the Communications Decency Act's Section 230, web giants came out in favor of a proposed amendment to the law, which would punish a website for knowingly fa...
06:00 am -05 - Mon, November 13, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Monday, November 2017
Welcome to your Monday morning. We jumped into the UFC's high-tech battle against fighter injury, how the Pixel 2 delivers silky smooth video and Russia's Twitter influence beyond US politic...
04:34 am -05 - Mon, November 13, 2017
Engadget Germany's future trains have digital cars with game consoles
The impending era of driverless rides could prove disruptive for traditional modes of public transport. But, Germany's state-owned railway company thinks it has a solution, and it sounds like a l...
03:02 am -05 - Mon, November 13, 2017
Engadget Mercedes' ubiquitous city bus is going electric in 2018
Mercedes-Benz wants an electric version of its long-running city bus to power the emissions-free mass transit future. Over a dozen cities recently pledged to make their bus fleets all-electric by 2030...
01:10 am -05 - Mon, November 13, 2017
Engadget Some iPhone X units suffer from crackling speakers at high volume
The iPhone X appears to have multiple teething troubles, albeit ones that aren't necessarily common. Some users on Reddit, MacRumors and Twitter report that the new handset's top speaker is...
11:05 pm -05 - Sun, November 12, 2017
Engadget Google explains the Pixel 2's super-stable video recording
Google's Pixel 2 phones have a clever trick up their sleeve when recording video: they can use both electronic and optical image stabilization, delivering largely jitter-free clips even if you�...
09:33 pm -05 - Sun, November 12, 2017
Engadget YouTube bans all videos from an extremist cleric
YouTube's efforts to catch and take down terrorist videos include some far-reaching measures. The New York Times has learned that YouTube recently removed and blocked all videos from Anwar al-Aw...
08:02 pm -05 - Sun, November 12, 2017
Engadget Qualcomm plans to reject Broadcom's takeover bid
Broadcom might have to forget about taking over Qualcomm without a fight -- Reuters sources claim that Qualcomm's board is planning to reject the unsolicited buyout bid. Reportedly, Broadcom�...
06:31 pm -05 - Sun, November 12, 2017
Engadget Uber signs an investment deal limiting its former CEO
After plenty of negotiation, Uber is about to get a valuable investment... in return for a few favors. Sources speaking to Bloomberg, Recode and TechCrunch have learned that Uber and SoftBank have fin...
05:02 pm -05 - Sun, November 12, 2017
Engadget VW considers making an electric Beetle
VW's nostalgia-driven EVs might not be limited to the ID Buzz. VW chairman Herbert Diess told Autocar that his company is seriously considering development of an electric Beetle. And it's ...
03:33 pm -05 - Sun, November 12, 2017
Engadget Sierra Nevada spacecraft completes first test flight in 4 years
If Sierra Nevada is going to fulfill supply missions for the International Space Station and the UN, it'll have to prove that its Dream Chaser spacecraft is ready to fly... and it just took a big...
01:59 pm -05 - Sun, November 12, 2017
Engadget Russian Twitter accounts tried to influence the UK's EU departure
Russia's attempt to influence Western politics through Twitter certainly wasn't limited to the 2016 American elections. Wired and New Knowledge have combed through the Russia-linked account...
12:30 pm -05 - Sun, November 12, 2017
Engadget The best probe thermometer
By Michael SullivanThis 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...
11:00 am -05 - Sun, November 12, 2017
Engadget After Math: Well that's helpful
While social media continues to be humanity's greatest and most toxic of dumpster fires, the tech industry did manage to do some good this week. Researchers discovered that molten quarks can prod...
08:30 am -05 - Sun, November 12, 2017
Engadget Ben Heck's mini pinball game: Designing the PCB
In tackling another prototype-to-production design, Ben uses Autodesk Eagle to recreate Felix's printed circuit board layout. Learn with Ben how to create your own parts in Eagle and ensure that ...
04:04 am -05 - Sun, November 12, 2017
Engadget Daimler and HPE want to power green data centers with hydrogen
Hydrogen fuel cells have mainly been used to power vehicles so far, but they could soon find another use: the server farms powering your internet services. Daimler, HPE, Power Innovations and the Nati...
11:25 pm -05 - Sat, November 11, 2017
Engadget Hasbro offers to buy Mattel as tech pressures the toy world
Toys 'R' Us may not be the only major casualty of technology's influence on the toy industry. Wall Street Journal sources claim that Hasbro recently made an offer to buy Mattel. It�...
09:40 pm -05 - Sat, November 11, 2017
Engadget The Pixel 2 XL has another screen issue: unresponsive edges
It looks like Google still isn't done fielding complaints about the Pixel 2 XL's display. While some users are experiencing premature screen burn-in and seeing a bluish tint, others are appa...
08:02 pm -05 - Sat, November 11, 2017
Engadget Internet giant Alibaba crushes one-day online shopping record
If you needed evidence that internet shopping still has room to grow, you just got it. Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba has confirmed that its annual Singles' Day sales event racked up the ...
06:31 pm -05 - Sat, November 11, 2017
Engadget Google study shows how your account is most likely to be hijacked
Security threats like phishing, keylogging and third-party breaches are pretty common knowledge. Google wanted to gain a better understanding of how hijackers steal passwords and other sensitive data ...
05:03 pm -05 - Sat, November 11, 2017
Engadget Security firm claims to thwart iPhone X's Face ID with a mask
When Apple introduced Face ID security alongside the iPhone X, it boasted that even Hollywood-quality masks couldn't fool the system. It might not be a question of movie-like authenticity, howeve...
03:32 pm -05 - Sat, November 11, 2017
Engadget Malware scare forces five-year-old MMO to shut down chat
Tera, a Korean MMO that debuted in the US in 2012, has shut down its in-game chat system after some players discovered a potentially serious vulnerability. According to the players' report (Googl...
02:01 pm -05 - Sat, November 11, 2017
Engadget See battle royale brawler 'The Darwin Project' in action this weekend
Scavengers Studio's The Darwin Project garnered a lot of buzz at E3, and for good reason: it combined the trendy battle royale action of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite with the c...
12:30 pm -05 - Sat, November 11, 2017
Engadget Recommended Reading: Trust your gut
Is Your Gut Microbiome the Key to Health and Happiness?Amy Fleming,The GuardianYou've likely heard the phrase "trust your gut" at some point in your life, but the key to being healthy a...
11:00 am -05 - Sat, November 11, 2017
Engadget I spent a day working in Windows 10 Mixed Reality
By Andrew E. FreedmanWhen you boot up a Windows 10 Mixed Reality headset, you land in the Cliff House, a serene ranch flanked by a lake on one side and a mountain on the other. Birds chirp. You could ...
09:30 am -05 - Sat, November 11, 2017
Engadget Netflix's comic books are a preview of potential franchises
Netflix recently announced its first-ever acquisition: Millarworld. The company was built by successful comics creator Mark Millar, known for works that easily translate to cinema. The movies Wanted, ...
08:00 am -05 - Sat, November 11, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning! It's the weekend!The weekend has landed. If you're already holiday shopping, you're a smarter person than I. Engadget can help, as we kicked off our gift guide this w...
11:58 pm -05 - Fri, November 10, 2017
Engadget Disney CEO says their streaming service will be cheaper than Netflix
Back in August during an earnings call, Disney stated that it would start pulling its content off Netflix in order to start a streaming service of its own. The company currently plans to launch it som...
10:37 pm -05 - Fri, November 10, 2017
Engadget UPS is converting diesel trucks to electric for NYC deliveries
UPS is investing more seriously in electric vehicles, testing out new EV delivery vans in California and snagging some of Mitsubishi Fuso's urban trucks coming to NYC. But what about its existing...
09:17 pm -05 - Fri, November 10, 2017
Engadget Shepard Fairey documentary Obey Giant hits Hulu this weekend
You may know Shepard Fairey from his "Andre the Giant Has a Posse" street art campaign, his Obey clothing line or his, what came to be, iconic Barack Obama "Hope" portrait. Well no...
07:49 pm -05 - Fri, November 10, 2017
Engadget Contemplate life in 'Far From Noise' on PS4 November 14th
Next week sees the arrival of Far From Noise, a narrative game for PS4. The game takes place over a single day and night and during that time, your character is trapped in a car balancing on the edge ...
06:56 pm -05 - Fri, November 10, 2017
Engadget Connected sex toys recorded intimate sessions without consent
Days ago, a Redditor discovered that their Lovense remote control app was unknowingly recording audio of a six-minute intimate session between the user and their significant other. It happened while t...
06:13 pm -05 - Fri, November 10, 2017
Engadget Nintendo reportedly plans to ramp up Switch production in 2018
The Switch, Nintendo's latest hybrid console is doing pretty well for the company, which expects it to outdo the Wii U's lifetime sales within a year. The company obviously thinks so, too, a...
05:36 pm -05 - Fri, November 10, 2017
Engadget Discord makes it easier to jump into your friends' games
Gaming chat app Discord is quickly becoming a full-fledged social network. The latest move toward this is the ability to set a status for yourself and let folks know what game you're playing. Mor...
05:05 pm -05 - Fri, November 10, 2017
Engadget The guy who built his own Iron Man suit now has a Guinness record
Remember that guy who built a homemade Iron Man suit? Well, with the help of his arm-strapped, gas-powered turbine engines, he just earned himself a Guinness World Record title. As The Mirror reports,...
04:39 pm -05 - Fri, November 10, 2017
Engadget Amazon expands influencer program to Twitter and Instagram 'stars'
A couple of months ago, Amazon opened up its influencer program to more YouTube stars with large followings. It lets people with large followings on the video service set up their own page full of Ama...
04:18 pm -05 - Fri, November 10, 2017
Engadget Chinese firm nabs social video app Musical.ly for as much as $1 billion
The popular teen lip-syncing app Musical.ly has been purchased by Chinese firm Bytedance -- the company behind China's major news aggregating service Jinri Toutiao. The details of the deal haven&...
03:59 pm -05 - Fri, November 10, 2017
Engadget Future Android update will show how apps are draining your battery
Android Oreo, announced with great fanfare during the eclipse in August, has gotten some pretty neat features, like more recognizable emojis and notification dots for app icons. Now Android 8.1 will s...
03:38 pm -05 - Fri, November 10, 2017
Engadget Roku bought a Sonos-like company focused on multi-room audio
You've probably never heard of Dynastrom, but Roku has. The streaming player company acquired Dyanstrom last month, a Danish firm building multi-room audio software, Variety reports. The news fol...
03:19 pm -05 - Fri, November 10, 2017
Engadget Faraday Future continues to struggle as three more executives depart
Faraday Future is having a tough year. The electric automotive startup began 2017 cutting its planned 7-car line down to 2 vehicles before scaling down the size of -- and then suspending -- a planned ...
03:00 pm -05 - Fri, November 10, 2017
Engadget The naked truth about Facebooks revenge porn tool
Facebook has announced it's trialling a tool in Australia to fight revenge porn on its platform, one that requires victims to send the company a copy of the violating images. Amazingly, this is t...
02:44 pm -05 - Fri, November 10, 2017
Engadget Sony will sell a PlayStation 4 for $200 on Black Friday
It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is almost upon us, but it also means that one of the biggest retail days of the year, Black Friday, is quickly approaching. With that in mind, Sony has rele...
02:30 pm -05 - Fri, November 10, 2017
Engadget The best turkey fryer
By Ganda Suthivarakom 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 affi...
02:16 pm -05 - Fri, November 10, 2017
Engadget Some iPhone X displays have a nasty green line
The iPhone X's design revolves around its all-encompassing OLED display, so you can imagine the heartbreak when that display is glitchy... and unfortunately, it looks like a handful of owners are...
02:00 pm -05 - Fri, November 10, 2017
Engadget The UFC's big bet to keep fighters fighting
This article contains images of violence that may upset or offend.If you're curious about what the world's preeminent mixed martial arts competition is like but did not pay as much as severa...
01:30 pm -05 - Fri, November 10, 2017
Engadget 'Dance with flARmingos' in a mixed reality mating ritual
Flamingos rule everything around her. Her clothes are covered in them. Her workspace is littered with representations of their spindly legs and hot-pink plumes. She's spent hours studying their m...
01:10 pm -05 - Fri, November 10, 2017
Engadget A dedicated AI chip is squandered on Huaweis Mate 10 Pro
Let's face it: The AI hype train isn't going away and soon all our devices will be run by artificial intelligence. While Apple's answer to the AI takeover is to just call its new A11 pr...
12:55 pm -05 - Fri, November 10, 2017
Engadget Netflix cancels Louis C.K.s second stand up special
Yesterday, the New York Times published a report on Louis C.K. that detailed numerous allegations of sexual misconduct being brought against the comic. And as Variety reports, Netflix is now joining H...
12:43 pm -05 - Fri, November 10, 2017
Engadget Deutsche Bank is using climate change data to predict investment risk
The Trump administration might still be arguing that climate change isn't real (and if it is, it certainly isn't caused by humans), but Deutsche Bank wants to be prepared for the financial h...
12:17 pm -05 - Fri, November 10, 2017
Engadget Instagram experiments with letting you follow hashtags
Sometimes, you don't want to keep up with individual people on Instagram as you do a trending topic -- say, the latest in tech (we're slightly biased here) or a big protest. That currently ...
12:00 pm -05 - Fri, November 10, 2017
Engadget The best smartphones you can buy right now
Smartphones get better every year, but 2017 has seen a string of particularly impressive devices. The benefits are obvious -- there's never been a better year to be in the market for a new phone ...
11:40 am -05 - Fri, November 10, 2017
Engadget AIs latest application: wasting email scammers time
Schadenfreude is one of life's simplest pleasures -- especially when the victim in question is an email scammer. That's the service Netsafe's Re:scam provides. Simply forward your Niger...
11:19 am -05 - Fri, November 10, 2017
Engadget Amazon is opening pop-up stores in Whole Foods for the holidays
This holiday season, you could step into a Whole Foods for some organic bananas and step out with a couple of Echo speakers instead. Amazon is already selling "farm fresh" Kindles, Echos, Fi...
11:00 am -05 - Fri, November 10, 2017
Engadget GenZe has a commuter e-bike for a connected world
Cities have started to embrace their bike-riding commuters. More and more bike lanes are appearing on city streets as transportation departments realize that more bikes means less congestion. For long...
10:40 am -05 - Fri, November 10, 2017
Engadget IBM's processor pushes quantum computing closer to 'supremacy'
IBM Q research has built and tested an operational 50 qubit prototype processor, a huge leap up from its previous record of 17 qubits. The company is also set to make a 20 qubit quantum system availab...
10:21 am -05 - Fri, November 10, 2017
Engadget ESPN Plus standalone service will start streaming in spring 2018
After purchasing streaming company BamTech for $1.58 billion, Disney said it would offer content via its own on-demand service, rather than going through Netflix. That's not just going to be Star...
10:01 am -05 - Fri, November 10, 2017
Engadget Facebook relaunches Events app with a Yelp-like focus
Last year, Facebook launched Events as a standalone app to help you find something to do. It wasn't exactly a runaway hit; you'd be forgiven if you'd never even heard of it. That's...
09:48 am -05 - Fri, November 10, 2017
Engadget StubHub and Viagogo raided in UK ticket touting probe
Scalpers aren't unique to the UK, but the government has made stamping out ticket touts one of its top priorities. Ministers have already set out legislation as part of the Digital Economy Act th...
09:40 am -05 - Fri, November 10, 2017
Engadget Counterfeiters are using AI and machine learning to make better fakes
It's terrifyingly easy to just make stuff up online these days, such is life in the post-truth era. But recent advancements in machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) have compound...
09:02 am -05 - Fri, November 10, 2017
Engadget Daimler's electric school bus will have a 100 mile range
Most school buses don't scream "high-tech," but they're actually perfect candidates for electrification -- most run two short routes and have long breaks for recharging. Daimler an...
08:29 am -05 - Fri, November 10, 2017
Engadget Apple pledges to fix iPhone X cold-weather issues
Some iPhone X owners have apparently been having issues using their brand new devices in the cold. According to a few users on Reddit, the pricey phone would stop recognizing most of their touches as ...
08:25 am -05 - Fri, November 10, 2017
Engadget Appeal tribunal rules Uber drivers are definitely employees
Is Uber a taxi firm or a technology company, and are its drivers self-employed or mistreated employees? These questions are being asked of Uber the world over, and last year an employment tribunal cas...
08:25 am -05 - Fri, November 10, 2017
Engadget Appeal tribunal rules Uber drivers are definitely workers
Is Uber a taxi firm or a technology company, and are its drivers self-employed or mistreated employees? These questions are being asked of Uber the world over, and last year an employment tribunal cas...
08:01 am -05 - Fri, November 10, 2017
Engadget YouTube to target disturbing videos masquerading as kids' shows
YouTube is clamping down on the disturbing videos aimed at children on its service. The burgeoning genre depicts family-friendly characters (like Spider-Man and Frozen's Elsa) in violent and sexu...
07:02 am -05 - Fri, November 10, 2017
Engadget Twitter expands display name length to 50 characters
If you've always wanted to use all your names, aliases, titles and suffixes on Twitter, now's your time to shine. The social network now supports display names up to 50 characters in length....
06:22 am -05 - Fri, November 10, 2017
Engadget UK ISPs will automatically compensate customers for shoddy service
A poor level of customer service shown by your broadband or landline provider is like a late train. You know you could probably argue your way into some nominal refund, but it just seems more trouble ...
06:00 am -05 - Fri, November 10, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, November 10th 2017
Hey, good morning!This morning, there's the wearable powered by you, a land-speed record test that was a long time coming and the very best laptops for that special someone....
04:28 am -05 - Fri, November 10, 2017
Engadget Humvee maker sues Activision for using its trucks in 'Call of Duty'
The maker of Humvee is suing the publisher of the Call of Duty series for using its military vehicles in the games without permission, reports Reuters. In its lawsuit, AM General LLC accused Activisio...
02:51 am -05 - Fri, November 10, 2017
Engadget Tesla takes its foot off the gas with chill acceleration
Tesla's latest driving mode is an about-turn from its previous options, which were all about squeezing the optimal performance from its cars. The new "chill" setting makes for a "g...
02:51 am -05 - Fri, November 10, 2017
Engadget Tesla's newest driving mode is 'chill'
Tesla's latest driving mode is an about-turn from its previous options, which were all about squeezing the optimal performance from its cars. The new "chill" setting makes for a "g...
01:32 am -05 - Fri, November 10, 2017
Engadget Facebook explains bizarre revenge porn prevention program
When Facebook revealed its experimental porn prevention program in Australia, it raised a lot of eyebrows. After all, you'll first need to upload your sensitive images if you don't want them...
12:24 am -05 - Fri, November 10, 2017
Engadget Tesla Powerpacks will supply Nantuckets backup power
Tesla has been boosting power grids all over the world with its Powerpack battery systems and now its energy storage products are heading to Nantucket, Electrek reports. The island will host over 200 ...
11:28 pm -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget Colorado voters really want city-run broadband service
Internet access and quality varies widely depending on where you live in the US. There's a huge rural broadband gap that the FCC, companies like Microsoft and the Trump administration have said t...
10:31 pm -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget The Game Awards will stream live on December 7th
The Game Awards, created in 2014 and produced by Geoff Keighley, is like the gaming equivalent of the Emmys or Oscars. The show airs live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on December 7th, and...
09:33 pm -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget Ford tests exoskeleton to ease strain on factory workers
Companies are starting to propose functioning exoskeletons for real applications, from soldier support to helping paraplegic patients walk. But they could also be customized to help everyday workers w...
09:01 pm -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget 'South Park' is ready to do battle on your phone
The Fractured But Whole isn't the only South Park game arriving this fall: Ubisoft and RedLynx have released South Park: Phone Destroyer, the Android and iOS title teased back at E3. Think of it...
08:29 pm -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget This star refuses to die, even after it explodes
Supernovae are some of the brightest and most energetic events in our galaxy. These occur when stars that have much greater mass than that of our sun explode; they become incredibly bright, and then s...
08:01 pm -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget Sharp's $77,000 camcorder shows that 8K is coming soon
Sharp has unveiled an 8K camcorder that is undoubtedly aimed at the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but will be equally at home on a film set. Looking like an old-school ENG news camera, the 8C-B60A cap...
07:21 pm -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's version of AirDrop is available to Windows Insiders
AirDrop is one of the most convenient features of being in the Apple ecosystem. It's unsurprising, then, to learn that Microsoft has been working on its own version of the file sharing feature fo...
06:36 pm -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget EA acquires Titanfall studio Respawn
Despite Respawn continuing to support its fantastic mech shooter Titanfall 2 with new content nearly every month after releasing it a year ago, the game's playerbase has dwindled. In a recent int...
05:51 pm -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget A live-action 'Star Wars' show is headed to Disney's streaming service
After years of rumors of a live-action Star Wars TV series, it's finally happening. The only catch? It'll be exclusive to Disney's upcoming streaming service, Polygon reports. CEO Bob I...
05:31 pm -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Save $100 on a Sony 4K Blu-ray player
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...
05:25 pm -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget A new 'Star Wars' trilogy is coming from 'The Last Jedi' director
The Last Jedi helmer Rian Johnson has signed on to write and direct a new trilogy within the Star Wars universe, Disney announced today. There aren't any details to share about the new project ye...
05:20 pm -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget Project Loon delivers internet to 100,000 people in Puerto Rico
The FCC granted Alphabet's Project Loon, which delivers internet via balloons, an experimental license last month to help get Puerto Ricans online after Hurricane Maria decimated the island'...
05:05 pm -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget Twitter cant separate verification from validation
2016 was a dumpster fire of a year for Twitter. Abusive language and toxic interaction became the norm across the microblogging site as it saw a dramatic rise in activity from users on the far right a...
04:51 pm -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget Of course Star Wars: Battlefront II is getting 'The Last Jedi' content
Fans of a galaxy far, far away are paying attention to two countdowns leading up to the holidays: The release of Star Wars: Battlefront II on November 17th and the next film in the saga, The Last Jedi...
04:32 pm -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget 'Star Trek: Discovery' season one resumes January 7th
Star Trek: Discovery is doing pretty well, it seems, with CBS All Access bringing in record numbers of subscribers. In fact, the network has given the go-ahead for a second season of the latest Star T...
04:10 pm -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget Google urges FEC to adopt more specific rules for political ads
Google, Facebook and Twitter have all found evidence of Russian influence for last year's US presidential election. Google, however, is seeking to separate itself a bit from it's social-medi...
03:53 pm -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget AT&T CEO: DOJ never demanded CNN sale in Time Warner deal
Yesterday, reports surfaced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) had requested a sale of either Turner Broadcasting, which owns CNN, or DirecTV before it would approve AT&amp;T's acquisition ...
03:30 pm -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget Apple pushes out iOS 11.1.1 to fix annoying autocorrect bug
Apple gave its mobile software a facelift when it released iOS 11 back in September, but bugs led the company to push out an 11.1 update a month later to protect user security from that WPA2 Krack vul...
03:19 pm -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget Beoplay M3 is B&Os cheapest multiroom speaker yet
Bang &amp; Olufsen speakers generally sound pretty great, but they're also just as well-known for being very expensive. If you want to outfit a house with wireless speakers, like the Beoplay ...
03:02 pm -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget Facebook's latest community push is on-site small business training
Facebook has been quietly supporting small businesses around the globe to the tune of $1 billion. The company says that it has trained more than 60,000 small businesses with Boost Your Business, and t...
02:43 pm -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget Stream every Harry Potter film on HBO starting January 1st
HBO subscribers, we've got your New Year's Day plans sorted. The premium network announced today that all eight films in the Harry Potter franchise will be available starting on January 1st,...
02:21 pm -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget Windows Mixed Reality adds SteamVR games on November 15th
Microsoft's stab at building a virtual reality ecosystem will enter an informal beta test starting November 15th. Next week the Windows 10 Mixed Reality SteamVR preview program will go live. If y...
01:59 pm -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget Sean Parker says Facebook exploits human psychology
Napster cofounder Sean Parker appears to have some regrets about the role he played in bringing social media to the world. Before speaking at an Axios event yesterday, he told reporters that he was no...
01:38 pm -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget T-Mobile more than doubles its gigabit LTE availability
At an event today in San Jose, Qualcomm and T-Mobile are getting together to demonstrate the power and speed of gigabit LTE. In conjunction with the event, the self-proclaimed Uncarrier announced that...
01:38 pm -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget Preview 'LA Noire' Switch gameplay before next week's launch
Excited to try LA Noire on your Switch November 14th? Good, because Rockstar Games has something to help make the wait a little easier: A gameplay trailer of the detective simulator running on Nintend...
01:19 pm -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget Researchers find hundreds of easily-breached messaging apps
The security of our personal data is top of mind right now, so the news that nearly 700 apps for iOS and Android were easily exploited to show private messages and calls is troubling, to say the least...
01:05 pm -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget Apple Clips has better controls and loads of new 'Star Wars' effects
Apple's Clips video creation app is less than a year old, but it's already getting a big update. Thanks to lots of user feedback and the proliferation of new, more powerful iOS devices, Clip...
01:01 pm -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget Your therapist will text you now
The smartphone in our pockets has redefined how we interact with people, engage with the world and get ourselves around. A constant connection to the world may be making some of us miserable, however,...
12:46 pm -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget UberEATS now includes restaurant ratings and recommended dishes
Today, Uber announced a few changes to the UberEATS app aimed at helping users decide on what to eat. First, the company has brought a five-star rating system to the restaurants listed in the app and ...
12:31 pm -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget Amazon series goes behind-the-scenes with Manchester City FC
Amazon is taking an "anything you can do, I can do better" approach to competing with Netflix these days. Just a month after Netflix announced a Juventus FC documentary, Amazon is respondin...
12:21 pm -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget Twitter halts verification after backlash over Charlottesville organizer
Over the last month, Twitter seemed to finally wake up to the need to fight the rampant hate speech and abuse that happens on its platform. That made yesterday's decision to verify Jason Kessler,...
12:15 pm -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget The best laptops to give as gifts
There's a reason we didn't include many computers in our 2017 holiday gift guide: They make fairly expensive gifts! For those of you who have the means, though, we did name-check a few, most...
12:09 pm -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget Intel nabs AMD's Radeon chief to make high-end graphics chips
Just when you thought Intel and AMD's relationship might be warming up a bit, following this week's reveal of a new Core processor with AMD graphics, comes a bombshell announcement. Intel ha...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget Pinterest boards can be split into sections
Pinterest has made it easier to keep on top of all your pins with a new board sections feature, which lets you create multiple sections within a single board. So if you're big into home inspo, yo...
11:42 am -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget Apple expands its free coding curriculum to schools outside of the US
Apple's free coding curriculum, which launched for high schools and community colleges in May, has been growing in popularity over the last few months. It had six community college systems on boa...
11:21 am -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget NASA insists its Mars rocket will still launch in 2019
NASA is aiming to launch its deep space-bound Space Launch System (SLS) in December 2019, even though a review has suggested it's not likely to fly until mid-2020. The launch date has already bee...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget PayPal makes it easy to pool money for gifts
These days, you have a lot of ways to choose from when splitting bills with friends. You can send money through Facebook Messenger, chip in for dinner mid-Skype chat or even pay your debt as an email ...
10:31 am -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget Sen. Al Franken slams Facebook and Google's control of the press
Al Franken has again raised alarms about how Facebook and Google are misusing the "unprecedented power" they wield over how the public gets information. In a speech yesterday, he pointed out...
10:28 am -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget Hulu is Nintendo Switchs first streaming app
Your Nintendo Switch isn't just a gaming device anymore. Today Hulu announced that it will be the first video streaming app on Nintendo's hybrid console/portable system. Best of all? You don...
10:13 am -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget Google extends Files Go offline sharing app beta to more users
A few days ago, Google briefly published a new app called Files Go on the Play Store. It was quickly removed, but it looked to be a file-transfer app focused on the Android Go initiative that Google a...
10:00 am -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget A mirror exposes AIs inherent flaws in Untrained Eyes
In July 2015, Google's public-relations machine was in full-on crisis mode. Earlier that year, the search giant announced Photos, an AI-driven app that used machine-learning to automatically tag ...
09:53 am -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget Snap heads to trendy east London to peddle those unsold Spectacles
What do you do when hype around your quirky hardware play dies, leaving you with hundreds of thousands of unsold units? You open an experience and retail store in a trendy part of east London and hope...
09:44 am -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget Logitech will brick all Harmony Link devices in March
Bricking a device, which usually happens during firmware update gone wrong, is never a good thing. It's even worse when companies do it to their devices intentionally. According to emails receive...
09:44 am -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget Logitech will brick all Harmony Link devices in March (updated)
Bricking a device, which usually happens during firmware update gone wrong, is never a good thing. It's even worse when companies do it to their devices intentionally. According to emails receive...
09:30 am -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget Shift makes buying a car as easy as ordering a pizza
Buying a car is a pain. Especially if you're looking to save some cash by purchasing something used. You end up scouring tons of random Craigslist listings and dreading the moment a used car deal...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget TBS series will spotlight 'Rocket League' tournament's top teams
We know that both TV channels and streaming services are getting in on eSports, but if there's one game that can break through to the mainstream it's (arguably) Rocket League. RC cars playin...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget Facebook Marketplace can help you find a new place to rent
Facebook is rapidly expanding its offerings in its Marketplace section, pulling oft-searched items like used cars into its Craigslist competitor. Now the company is bringing housing rentals from Apart...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget Snoopy is your latest coding teacher
Snoopy is taking a break from lying on his doghouse and staring at the sky to help kids learn about computers and coding. As part of Computer Science Education Week (December 4-10), codeSpark Academy ...
08:46 am -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget Tesla buys automation company to mitigate production delays
Tesla is buying private machining company Perbix, possibly in a bid to mitigate the woes the car manufacturer announced last week, when it blamed a $619 million quarterly loss on production "bott...
08:30 am -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget Matrix PowerWatch hands-on: The promise of a world without chargers
When Matrix co-founder Douglas Tham handed me my review unit of the PowerWatch, I had to fight the instinct to ask for a charger. This thermal-powered wearable doesn't need one -- it gets energy ...
08:00 am -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget The long wait for a 1,000MPH car
On October 28th, Bloodhound's EJ200 jet engine roared to life. The needle-shaped car sped down a closed-off airstrip in Newquay, England, as 3,500 people looked on. At first, a cone of flame coul...
07:01 am -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget Las Vegas' self-driving bus crashes in first hour of service
Las Vegas' self-driving shuttle service marked its return by getting into a minor collision, according to local NBC station KSNV News 3. French startup Navya's autonomous electric vehicle sh...
06:00 am -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, November 9th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.If you like retro-inspired things, you might like the first new manual SLR in decades. If you'd rather keep your eye on the future, take a look at Uber's...
05:53 am -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget AmazonSmile comes to the UK, donates some of your spend to charity
Just over four years ago, Amazon introduced Smile, a new way to donate to charitable organisations. Instead of visiting the normal Amazon.com website, customers load up the special AmazonSmile address...
04:50 am -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget EA may no longer release 'Madden' or 'FIFA' every year
If you play EA's sports games often, you know the drill: every summer there's a fresh round of titles that carry new modes, gameplay tweaks and (of course) roster updates. They're ofte...
04:40 am -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget Vodafone teams up with CityFibre to offer gigabit broadband
Despite there being healthy competition over broadband deals in the UK, its infrastructure is dominated by two players: BT (Openreach) and Virgin Media. It means that the majority of internet service ...
03:41 am -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget TripAdvisor labels hotels involved in sexual assault cases
Travel reviews website TripAdvisor has launched a new badge notifying users that they may want to do more research about the hotel or resort they're looking at. "TripAdvisor has been made aw...
02:07 am -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget Uber and Lyft will test pick-up and dropoff spots in San Francisco
One of San Francisco residents' biggest gripes with ride-hailing services is that their vehicles tend to double park and clog bike lanes. With traffic as bad as SF's, city officials had to d...
02:07 am -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget Uber and Lyft will test dedicated pick-up spots in San Francisco
One of San Francisco residents' biggest gripes with ride-hailing services is that their vehicles tend to double park and clog bike lanes. With traffic as bad as SF's, city officials had to d...
12:31 am -05 - Thu, November 9, 2017
Engadget Snapchat's huge redesign will reportedly arrive next month
By its own account, Snapchat isn't attracting anywhere near the amount of users it should be. To ensure its app isn't fully eclipsed by Instagram, it's planning a major redesign that wi...
10:52 pm -05 - Wed, November 8, 2017
Engadget Apple offered to help FBI unlock Texas shooter's phone
FBI special agent Christopher Combs complained how the agency couldn't get into the Texas shooter's phone during a press conference. Turns out all they had to do was ask Apple for help. In a...
10:16 pm -05 - Wed, November 8, 2017
Engadget Skype adds Snapchat-like AI photo effects to its mobile app
The Skype crew hasn't been shy about wanting to emulate Snapchat and hang with the cool kids... and that's truer than ever today. Skype has added a slew of decidedly Snapchatesque photo eff...
09:11 pm -05 - Wed, November 8, 2017
Engadget You can tip Twitch streamers right from the mobile app
Bits are a staple of Twitch streaming. They're a way to back a streamer if you can't afford a full subscription, or want to offer some additional support. Until now, though, you couldn...
08:08 pm -05 - Wed, November 8, 2017
Engadget Uber tests 24/7 support hotline with its most frequent customers
While Uber tries to mend its company culture and make things easier on drivers, it's also building out support for its most loyal customers. The company confirmed to TechCrunch that it's run...
07:11 pm -05 - Wed, November 8, 2017
Engadget Aluminum foil can actually improve your wireless signal
If you've ever thought of resorting to aluminum foil to redirect your home's poor WiFi signal, it turns out you're not actually that far off the mark. EurekAlert reported today that res...
06:04 pm -05 - Wed, November 8, 2017
Engadget PSVR's latest demo disc is a free download on the PlayStation Store
If your PlayStation VR has been collecting dust for awhile, Sony might have a few reasons for you to jack back in. Starting today, the contents of the demo disc that comes with new PSVR bundles are up...
05:29 pm -05 - Wed, November 8, 2017
Engadget Microsoft adds AI-powered LinkedIn resume assistant to Word
We're starting to see more results from Microsoft acquiring LinkedIn last year, like the new employment information features brought over to Outlook.com members. Now the company that build Office...
05:08 pm -05 - Wed, November 8, 2017
Engadget Google's Voice Experiments harness the power of Assistant
Google already has technological showcases for Chrome, neural networks and other technologies, so why not demonstrate what Assistant can do? Sure enough, it's doing just that. Its newly launched ...
04:47 pm -05 - Wed, November 8, 2017
Engadget Ford will build EVs with Chinese automaker in $765 million deal
Over the last few months, China has been making plans and deals to wean its country's cars off fossil fuels. In July, Daimler agreed to pair up with Chinese automaker BAIC to invest $735 million ...
04:28 pm -05 - Wed, November 8, 2017
Engadget New gene therapy technique saves boy's life by growing new skin
A young boy with a rare genetic skin disorder is alive and well two years after an experimental gene therapy technique was used to grow and replace nine square feet of his skin. The paper, just publis...
04:09 pm -05 - Wed, November 8, 2017
Engadget A SpaceX rocket engine exploded during a 'qualification test' in Texas
SpaceX was testing a rocket engine on Sunday when it exploded, and now the aerospace company is trying to figure out what happened. The incident happened at a company site in Texas, and SpaceX reporte...
03:50 pm -05 - Wed, November 8, 2017
Engadget Google shows more publisher info in search amid fake news fight
Google's approach to combatting fake news divides pretty cleanly between overt tactics and less obvious methods. Today's announcement falls into the latter camp. Now when you search for a pu...
03:29 pm -05 - Wed, November 8, 2017
Engadget Visa swaps payment cards for NFC gloves at the Winter Olympics
Visa is very fond of showing off its tap-to-pay technology at the Olympics, and that's truer than ever with the 2018 Winter Olympics around the corner. The payment giant is selling a trio of NFC...
03:08 pm -05 - Wed, November 8, 2017
Engadget AT&T may have to sell major assets to appease DOJ in Time Warner deal
Last year, AT&amp;T announced that it was going to acquire Time Warner, a deal that was initially expected to clear by the end of this year with little to no regulatory hurdles. However, last week...
02:47 pm -05 - Wed, November 8, 2017
Engadget Apple lands TV drama from Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon
Apple's commitment to big-name original shows may go well, well beyond its Steven Spielberg anthology. Both Deadline and Recode sources have heard that Apple has secured the rights to a drama se...
02:34 pm -05 - Wed, November 8, 2017
Engadget Kanye West may be working on a streaming service called 'Yeezy Sound'
Yeezy and Jay Z haven't had the most comfortable of relationships lately. Kanye West terminated his exclusivity deal with Tidal a few months back, apparently because of the $3 million bucks West ...
02:12 pm -05 - Wed, November 8, 2017
Engadget PlayStation's redesigned phone app focuses on socializing
If you've ever used the PlayStation App on your phone, you know how dodgy it has been since launch. Never mind the dated looks -- its interface was a hodgepodge that was never particularly helpf...
01:55 pm -05 - Wed, November 8, 2017
Engadget T-Mobile can keep Nest Secure online if your WiFi fails
In September, Nest released its Secure alarm system, complete with motion and door sensors and an app that lets you manage the system from anywhere. But arming the alarm through your phone or receivin...
01:37 pm -05 - Wed, November 8, 2017
Engadget Vespas first electric scooter will arrive in 2018
Last year, Vespa announced that it was working on an electric scooter and today it has released some specs and an approximate availability date. The Vespa Elettrica is a silent, fully electric scooter...
01:22 pm -05 - Wed, November 8, 2017
Engadget Chrome will soon prevent irritating, unwanted website redirects
Today, Google announced some tweaks coming to Chrome that are aimed at blocking surprise website redirects and irritating pop-ups. In a blog post, Google said that around one out of every five feedbac...
01:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 8, 2017
Engadget Netgear's smart security light alerts you of unwanted guests
Netgear is taking another stride into smart home security under its Arlo banner. The company has already released a bunch of comprehensive surveillance cameras, and its latest piece of connected hardw...
12:40 pm -05 - Wed, November 8, 2017
Engadget Soderbergh's experimental 'Mosaic' HBO series hits iPhone and Apple TV
Director Steven Soderbergh has made a name for himself by pushing cinematic boundaries, so it's no surprise that his upcoming series for HBO, Mosaic, isn't your usual TV fare. Today, he'...
12:22 pm -05 - Wed, November 8, 2017
Engadget Reddit bans misogynist community as part of anti-violence crackdown
Reddit's crackdown on hate-filled, violent communities isn't just limited to banning racists: the social site has banned r/Incels, the misogynistic "involuntary celibates" subreddi...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 8, 2017
Engadget Twitter launches $99 subscription tool to promote tweets
Twitter is making it easier for small businesses and power users to give their tweets a boost. The social network has officially launched its first ad subscription tool called "Promote Mode"...
11:40 am -05 - Wed, November 8, 2017
Engadget Amazon teaches Alexa Japanese for Echo's next destination
Amazon's Echo, Plus and Dot speakers will finally be available in Japan starting next week. To prepare for the devices' arrival in the island nation, the e-retail giant taught the voice assi...
11:22 am -05 - Wed, November 8, 2017
Engadget Silk Road investigator gets more jail time for second Bitcoin theft
A Secret Service agent already convicted to 71 months in prison for swiping Silk Road Bitcoins will get another two years for a separate Bitcoin theft, Reuters reports. Shaun Bridges pleaded guilty to...
11:03 am -05 - Wed, November 8, 2017
Engadget Netflix revives London street drama 'Top Boy' with Drake's help
Netflix is continuing its tradition of extending popular Channel 4 TV shows after confirming that London street drama Top Boy is being revived. In a tweet, the show's star Ashley Walters -- also ...
10:48 am -05 - Wed, November 8, 2017
Engadget Harry Potter AR game is coming from the makers of 'Pokmon Go'
It's hard to exaggerate the success of Pok&eacute;mon Go, Niantic's augmented reality game. That's why it's such big news that the company has announced the hit game's suc...
10:39 am -05 - Wed, November 8, 2017
Engadget Christopher Nolan apologizes for trash-talking Netflix
Film director Christopher Nolan made no secret of his disdain for Netflix's business model over the summer, when he gave an interview calling the streaming service's "bizarre aversion&q...
10:19 am -05 - Wed, November 8, 2017
Engadget Postmates promises 30-minute grocery deliveries in New York
Postmates isn't just for late-night take-out delivery anymore. The service just launched grocery delivery in Los Angeles, Manhattan and San Francisco. It's called Fresh. More than that, the ...
10:10 am -05 - Wed, November 8, 2017
Engadget Wembley to host English footballs first video ref this week
The German Bundesliga uses it, the American MLS is on board, but never before has the video assistant referee (VAR) system officiated a formal match in the home of football: England. That changes this...
10:00 am -05 - Wed, November 8, 2017
Engadget Dinner Party relives an interracial couples alien abduction in VR
On the night of September 19th, 1961, Barney and Betty Hill were the victims of the first widely publicized alien abduction in US history. The Hills, an interracial couple active in the civil-rights m...
09:41 am -05 - Wed, November 8, 2017
Engadget The FCC is helping cable companies evade consumer protection rules
VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol): is it an information service or a telecommunications service? This is the question that sits at the heart of an ongoing dispute between the Federal Communications ...
09:20 am -05 - Wed, November 8, 2017
Engadget Apple may be working on an AR headset for 2020
Apple has been talking a lot about AR lately. ARKit allows developers to create augmented reality apps for iOS devices, and it's already resulted in some pretty interesting stuff. This is apparen...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, November 8, 2017
Engadget Amazon Cloud Cam review: A Nest Cam rival with Alexa smarts
The home-security-camera market is a saturated one, with contenders from the likes of Logitech, Netgear and, perhaps trendiest of all, Nest. Now there's another, rather surprising, company joinin...
08:10 am -05 - Wed, November 8, 2017
Engadget The Reflex 1 is the first manual film SLR in decades
Written off not long ago as dead technology, film has recently been embraced by instant photographers and filmmakers like Quentin Tarantino and Christopher Nolan. A company called Reflex has capitaliz...
07:47 am -05 - Wed, November 8, 2017
Engadget Deliveroo's delivery fee-dodging subscription is going nationwide
Like any addiction, a Deliveroo dependency can get pretty expensive between the cost of food and the &pound;2.50 delivery fee. But Deliveroo isn't your average peddler, and earlier this year ...
07:10 am -05 - Wed, November 8, 2017
Engadget Aldis latest bargain is a 3D printer
When you think of Aldi, you'll likely picture low-priced fresh fruit and veg, cheap alcohol and metal bins full of "Specialbuys". Each week, it's a lottery on whether there's ...
06:48 am -05 - Wed, November 8, 2017
Engadget Uber works with NASA to get flying taxis ready by 2020
They say the best revenge is living well, and so in the midst of its ongoing and messy breakup with London, Uber has proven it's doing just fine thank you very much by signing an agreement with N...
06:25 am -05 - Wed, November 8, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday, November 8th 2017
Hey, good morning!Welcome to Wednesday. The FBI battles with smartphone encryption once again, there's a new type of energy fusion and we struggle with shaving a giant's leg in Your Hands Ar...
06:00 am -05 - Wed, November 8, 2017
Engadget HTC's VR arts program brings exhibits to your home
Virtual reality is arguably a good medium for art: it not only enables creativity that just isn't possible if you stick to physical objects, it allows you to share pieces that would be difficult ...
05:02 am -05 - Wed, November 8, 2017
Engadget EPA approves 'good guy' mosquitoes to battle Zika
Soon, a startup called MosquitoMate will be releasing a plethora of mosquitoes across the US -- not to start a bug-pocalypse, but to prevent it. The US Environmental Protection Agency has just approve...
04:29 am -05 - Wed, November 8, 2017
Engadget Sky could sacrifice Sky News to ensure Fox merger
While the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) investigates the potential merger with Fox, Sky has warned that it may be forced to close down Sky News if it obstructs the approval of the ...
04:00 am -05 - Wed, November 8, 2017
Engadget Panasonic's photo-centric Lumix G9 borrows from the GH5
The 10-bit, 4K GH5 video powerhouse is Panasonic's most famous camera, and now it's trying to bring that mojo to its new photography flagship. The Lumix G9 uses the GH5's 20.3-megapixel...
02:31 am -05 - Wed, November 8, 2017
Engadget Video game voice actors gain bonus payments with new contract
Members of SAG-AFTRA have voted overwhelmingly to approve a new video game contact that grants performers bonus payments. The deal comes just over a month after the gaming industry's voice talent...
01:21 am -05 - Wed, November 8, 2017
Engadget Instagram's latest Stories feature is all about flashbacks
While Snapchat struggles to nab more users, Instagram is steaming ahead the only way it knows how: By copying Snapchat. The Facebook-owned service is adding a feature to its (vastly more popular) take...
11:36 pm -05 - Tue, November 7, 2017
Engadget Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' won't be on streaming its first week
Don't think you can simply hop on Spotify and listen to Taylor Swift's Reputation when it drops on November 10th. According to Bloomberg, the artist is keeping her new album off streaming se...
10:33 pm -05 - Tue, November 7, 2017
Engadget Code mistake freezes up to $280 million in digital currency
Imagine if one person's code error deprived you of a pile of money, and there was no guarantee you'd get your funds back. Wouldn't you be hopping mad? That's how many cryptocurre...
09:24 pm -05 - Tue, November 7, 2017
Engadget MLB: The Show 18 arrives on PS4 March 27th
Sony's MLB: The Show franchise has earned a reputation for hitting it out of the park with each annual edition -- and introducing cool new features, like last year's Retro Mode. Now we know ...
08:26 pm -05 - Tue, November 7, 2017
Engadget Google is reportedly working on an AirDrop-like file transfer app
Google has a history of working on apps and services for more rural, data-lacking locations around the globe, like its mobile wallet for users in India and a search-lite app for Indonesian folks. Now,...
07:36 pm -05 - Tue, November 7, 2017
Engadget Israeli company claims Apple copied its dual-camera tech
Whatever you think of your dual-camera iPhone, there's one company that's less than thrilled. Israeli startup Corephotonics is suing Apple for allegedly infringing on patented technology wi...
07:07 pm -05 - Tue, November 7, 2017
Engadget Navya puts its self-driving shuttle tech in an autonomous taxi
Uber and Lyft have been racing to apply autonomous technology to their ridesharing platforms, but Navya might have beat them in the race for the first self-driving taxi. Today, the company announced i...
06:36 pm -05 - Tue, November 7, 2017
Engadget Renault's self-driving car can avoid obstacles like pro drivers
The Renault Group announced today that its autonomous vehicle control system can avoid obstacles just as well as professional test drivers. The company said that in designing the system, it was actual...
06:03 pm -05 - Tue, November 7, 2017
Engadget Facebook's revenge porn prevention test has users upload photos
The Australian government and Facebook have teamed up in the fight against revenge porn. As the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reports, alongside Australia's Office of the eSafety Commission...
05:42 pm -05 - Tue, November 7, 2017
Engadget VW taps Google's quantum computers to help develop EV batteries
Quantum computing is all the rage lately, with companies large and small looking for ways to create the technology and then use it to solve a range of issues. Microsoft has a new coding language for q...
05:21 pm -05 - Tue, November 7, 2017
Engadget LGs V30 is coming to T-Mobile on November 17th
While most carriers got LG's vlog-ready V30 smartphone (pictured above) back in August, Sprint got an exclusive version, the V30+, that doubled its storage to 128GB. Or so the company claimed. T-...
05:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 7, 2017
Engadget Snapchat plans a big redesign to attract more users
Rounding up the collection of tech companies releasing performance results this quarter is new kid on the (trading) block Snap Inc. According to its third-ever public earnings report, Snap continues t...
04:38 pm -05 - Tue, November 7, 2017
Engadget Warby Parker recommends glasses using your iPhone X's depth camera
The depth-sensing front camera on the iPhone X isn't just useful for unlocking your phone or making silly emoji clips. Eyewear maker Warby Parker has updated its Glasses app for iOS to include an...
04:19 pm -05 - Tue, November 7, 2017
Engadget Google Assistant is ready to help on your Sony TV
If you have a Sony TV in your living room, it just got a little smarter. Sony is rolling out an update to many of its Android TV-powered 4K HDR sets (more on that in a moment) to enable Google Assist...
04:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 7, 2017
Engadget Twitter's 280-character limit comes to the masses
Twitter's experiment with doubling the maximum tweet length was apparently a success. The social network is expanding support for 280-character tweets to every language "where cramming was a...
03:38 pm -05 - Tue, November 7, 2017
Engadget The FBI cant unlock the Texas church shooters phone
At a press conference today, an FBI official investigating the man who killed 26 people in a Texas church on Sunday said the agency can't open the shooter's encrypted phone. The agent painte...
03:16 pm -05 - Tue, November 7, 2017
Engadget Uber CEO tries to rewrite corporate culture amid backlash
Uber has been trying to recover from a long line of missteps and outright problems, with reports of sexual harassment, various lawsuits and investigations, reports of passenger tracking and a former C...
02:55 pm -05 - Tue, November 7, 2017
Engadget Intel and TNT will give NBA fans another VR streaming option
Intel has announced that it's partnering with Turner Sports to broadcast select NBA on TNT matchups using its True VR technology. Fans will be able to watch 360-degree, 3D broadcasts on both Sams...
02:34 pm -05 - Tue, November 7, 2017
Engadget Instagram's Pinterest-like bookmarked posts hit the web
You've had the option to bookmark Instagram posts for nearly a year, but what good is that if you can't revisit those favorites on your PC? Now you can... with a little luck. Instagram has...
02:13 pm -05 - Tue, November 7, 2017
Engadget Netflix's first comic book is Mark Millar's 'The Magic Order'
When Netflix acquired Mark Millar's comic book empire in August, many assumed the streaming service would just adapt his various works for the screen. That isn't quite the case: Netflix anno...
01:52 pm -05 - Tue, November 7, 2017
Engadget Facebook ends experiment debunking fake news with comments
It's increasingly clear that some of Facebook's methods for downplaying fake news are more effective than others. The social site has ended an experiment where it tried prioritizing comment...
01:30 pm -05 - Tue, November 7, 2017
Engadget Apple Pay Cash is available in iMessage to iOS 11.2 beta users
If you've been waiting like we have for Apple to finally launch its Venmo-like competitor after the release of iOS 11, now's the time. According to reports at TechCrunch and CNET, Apple is s...
01:20 pm -05 - Tue, November 7, 2017
Engadget Instagram opens its paid post tools to more 'influencers'
In June, Instagram introduced a new tool that makes sponsored content a little more obvious. The feature allows users posting images and stories that qualify as ads to make that clear right up top wit...
01:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 7, 2017
Engadget What we're playing: 'Super Beat Sports' and 'Animal Crossing'
Welcome back to Gaming IRL, a monthly segment where several editors talk about what they've been playing in their downtime. This month we've been loving Super Beat Sports and Stardew Valley ...
12:30 pm -05 - Tue, November 7, 2017
Engadget Samsung's hardy Galaxy S8 Active comes to Sprint and T-Mobile
It used to be that getting one of Samsung's toughened-up Active phones meant signing up with AT&amp;T. What if you'd rather not switch carriers just to make sure your phone can survive ...
12:08 pm -05 - Tue, November 7, 2017
Engadget NVIDIA GPUs are 'Star Wars' merch now
It's easy to find flashy video cards that look good through a case window, but NVIDIA may have just kicked things up a notch. It's releasing two Star Wars-themed GeForce Titan Xp Collector&...
11:46 am -05 - Tue, November 7, 2017
Engadget Fitbit chosen for long-term US health study
Fitbit has been tussling with Apple and Xiaomi when it comes to market share in the wearables field and quarter to quarter, each has held the top spot at one point or another over the past year. But i...
11:35 am -05 - Tue, November 7, 2017
Engadget BT is increasing its broadband prices in January, again
It's far from unusual for the cost of subscription services, from Netflix to your mobile tariff, to increase from time to time, particularly to reflect inflation. BT doesn't seem too concern...
11:28 am -05 - Tue, November 7, 2017
Engadget Waymos driverless taxi service will open to the public soon
Waymo is working on an autonomous taxi fleet, modeled after the pilot program it currently offers outside of Phoenix. The big difference here is that once fully launched, Waymo's service won'...
11:16 am -05 - Tue, November 7, 2017
Engadget Tencent is the latest tech company working on autonomous cars
Tencent is pushing beyond its WeChat messaging app and gaming, moving into the autonomous driving space. The Chinese conglomerate will tap its artificial intelligence and mapping initiatives to compet...
11:00 am -05 - Tue, November 7, 2017
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a set of goTenna Mesh off-the-grid communicators!
Communications have always been a sticky issue when traveling off the grid, either in remote rural or forested areas, exploring other countries or when networks fail. goTenna Mesh fills this gap with ...
10:47 am -05 - Tue, November 7, 2017
Engadget AR navigation app promises better accuracy than GPS alone
You may have seen augmented reality navigation before, but the arrival of AR-native frameworks is making it considerable slicker and more accessible. Case in point: Blippar. Its just-launched AR Cit...
10:30 am -05 - Tue, November 7, 2017
Engadget 'Your Hands Are Feet' puts you inside a psychedelic egg yolk
Sarah Rothberg is obsessed with the bright-red silicone sponge she bought at Sur La Table. As a sponge, it's worthless -- it's too flimsy to be abrasive, and you can forget about it absorbin...
10:00 am -05 - Tue, November 7, 2017
Engadget The surprising Islamic beauty of 'Engare'
The first question I ask Mahdi Bahrami is, "How do you say the name of your game?" He laughs and responds smoothly, "Yes, it's called En-gar-ay."Engare is an eye-catching game...
10:00 am -05 - Tue, November 7, 2017
Engadget Facebook Messenger plugin enables cross-platform customer service
While most of the billion-plus users on Facebook Messenger are individuals, the company has refined its messaging platform to be more business-friendly. Back in April, it introduced a Discover tab to ...
09:41 am -05 - Tue, November 7, 2017
Engadget Amazon made a budget Fire TV Stick for the rest of the world
Amazon has unveiled the Fire TV Stick Basic Edition in over 100 countries including Canada, France, Italy and Spain. It costs &euro;60 in Europe, but has been temporarily marked down to &euro;...
09:21 am -05 - Tue, November 7, 2017
Engadget Microsoft will create game studios to ensure more Xbox One exclusives
Microsoft's Xbox One X is launching this week. It's the most powerful video game console ever made, but we don't know who will end up buying the $500 mid-generation system, or any Xbox ...
09:02 am -05 - Tue, November 7, 2017
Engadget Comcast's nationwide outage was caused by a configuration error
Yesterday, folks across the country reported that Comcast internet was down -- an unusually large outage that lasted around 90 minutes. It turns out that the problem was caused by Level 3, an enterpri...
08:58 am -05 - Tue, November 7, 2017
Engadget Vodafone branches out into internet of things things
The UK's major carriers have mobile all sewn up, and after a bit of broadband here and TV there, they're turning to other things to get their kicks, grow their brands and pad their bank acco...
08:03 am -05 - Tue, November 7, 2017
Engadget Google shows the waiting times at your favorite restaurants
If weird food trends (cronut, anyone?) have taught us anything it's that people are prepared to wait a long time for a seat at a restaurant, so whether you're visiting a popular local eatery...
07:05 am -05 - Tue, November 7, 2017
Engadget Mobile phone data could replace census questionnaires in the UK
Every 10 years since 1801, England and Wales have conducted a census, which gives the government and its associated authorities an up-to-date picture of the population. The Office of National Statisti...
06:56 am -05 - Tue, November 7, 2017
Engadget Twitter explains why it blocked LGBT-related searches
This past weekend, searches for LGBT-related terms on Twitter like "#bisexual" and "#gay" simply stopped working. The hashtags yielded no results regardless of people's conten...
06:00 am -05 - Tue, November 7, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday, November 7th 2017
Nike is battling sneaker bots with augmented reality, Assassin's Creed creators somehow included the most recent Great Pyramid discovery into its latest adventure and Samsung-Apple trolling is ba...
05:01 am -05 - Tue, November 7, 2017
Engadget Quark fusion makes ten times as much energy as nuclear fusion
Scientists have overcome huge barriers in the past year to get us even closer to nuclear fusion, and with it a near-limitless supply of clean energy. But, what if there's something far more power...
03:45 am -05 - Tue, November 7, 2017
Engadget Airbnb taps San Francisco's biggest landlord for short-term rentals
Airbnb is recruiting San Francisco's largest landlord to allow tenants to offer their apartments as short-term rentals. In return for Veritas Investments serving up five of its buildings, Airbnb ...
02:31 am -05 - Tue, November 7, 2017
Engadget Google updates Pixel 2 XL with new color display modes
Google has been quick to address the flak it caught over the Pixel 2 XL's display color and burn-in issues. Now, it's taking action in the form of a software update, which packs several mod...
01:17 am -05 - Tue, November 7, 2017
Engadget Apple defends moving offshore profits to the tax haven of Jersey
A set of leaked documents from offshore law firm Appleby has revealed that Apple stashed $250 billion in Jersey, a tiny island off the coast of France known for being a tax haven. The tech titan appar...
11:54 pm -05 - Mon, November 6, 2017
Engadget Google Assistant can ID that song for you
You don't need to have a Pixel 2 to get a built-in song identifier anymore: Google has finally given Assistant the ability to compete with Shazam. Next time you hear a nice tune playing, you can ...
08:48 pm -05 - Mon, November 6, 2017
Engadget Fake Russian Twitter users supported Trump early in his campaign
It's no longer shocking that bogus, Russia-backed Twitter accounts tried to influence voters in the 2016 presidential election. But how long did it take this apparatus to get started? Not long ...
07:47 pm -05 - Mon, November 6, 2017
Engadget The Lamborghini Terzo Millennio is a brutally fantastic EV supercar concept
By Alex KiersteinSupercapacitors, not batteries, power this wild creation.Lamborghini isn't known for bowing to convention. Ever since Ferruccio told Enzo Ferrari where he could stick his tempera...
07:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 6, 2017
Engadget Adidas first shopping app is also a personalized news feed
It's hard to believe that Adidas hasn't had its own shopping app, considering that we're living in the age of the smartphone. But that's all about to change. Today, the German spor...
06:16 pm -05 - Mon, November 6, 2017
Engadget Las Vegas expands its self-driving shuttle tests this week
Las Vegas' initial self-driving shuttle trial clearly went well, as the city is coming back for another round. AAA and Vegas are launching a year-long trial on November 8th that will see one of ...
05:37 pm -05 - Mon, November 6, 2017
Engadget Create and share Google Maps lists on the web from your desktop
This past February, Google made it possible to create lists of your favorite local spots in the Maps mobile app. A little later, the company added a sharing feature so you could send your lists to fri...
05:03 pm -05 - Mon, November 6, 2017
Engadget Facebook Messenger's money transfer tool is heading to the UK
Back in 2015, Facebook introduced the ability to send money to friends through Messenger and now it has brought that capability to UK users. It's the first time Facebook has launched the feature ...
04:42 pm -05 - Mon, November 6, 2017
Engadget Judge rules Canada's de-indexing order won't apply to Google in the US
For the past few years, Google has been the subject of a legal debate in Canada, one aiming to determine whether Canadian court rulings regarding the internet are applicable just in Canada or should b...
04:23 pm -05 - Mon, November 6, 2017
Engadget You can now stream Deezer on Roku devices in the US
It just got easier to use your Roku player (or Roku TV) as the heart of a home stereo setup. Deezer has launched a Roku channel for American users, giving you access to its Premium streaming music se...
04:02 pm -05 - Mon, November 6, 2017
Engadget Final Fantasy XV multiplayer DLC pushed back to November 15th
Back in September, Square Enix announced upcoming multiplayer DLC titled Comrades for Final Fantasy XV, its blockbuster game that came out a year ago. Unfortunately, the extra content was delayed past...
03:54 pm -05 - Mon, November 6, 2017
Engadget 21st Century Fox held talks to sell most of its assets to Disney
Like it or not, the trend toward media consolidation isn't slowing down any time soon: CNBC sources understand that 21st Century Fox recently held talks to sell most of the company to Disney. Th...
03:41 pm -05 - Mon, November 6, 2017
Engadget Sony's new PSVR bundle includes the apt version of 'Skyrim'
Sony is making up for its dearth of big exclusives this holiday season (expansions for Horizon: Zero Dawn and Uncharted don't count, sorry, and racing sims don't quite have mass appeal) with...
03:19 pm -05 - Mon, November 6, 2017
Engadget AT&T's 'Flying COW' drone provides cell service to Puerto Rico
These days, it's just as important to have communication up and running after a major disaster as it is to have power, food and drinkable water. The FCC approved $77 million to fix communications...
03:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 6, 2017
Engadget Amazon Echo update doesnt forget the bass
Amazon's been listening. Not just to your every word (waiting for you say "Alexa"), but also to the widespread criticism of the audio quality on the new Echo. The company issued a softw...
02:38 pm -05 - Mon, November 6, 2017
Engadget Comcast's internet service is down in several major US cities
If you rely on Comcast for your internet service, you probably know that things are down in a big way for the provider. According to the consumer watchdog site DownDetector, there are more than 8,000 ...
02:38 pm -05 - Mon, November 6, 2017
Engadget Comcast's internet service was down in several major US cities (updated)
If you rely on Comcast for your internet service, you probably know that things are down in a big way for the provider. According to the consumer watchdog site DownDetector, there are more than 8,000 ...
02:22 pm -05 - Mon, November 6, 2017
Engadget Uber will donate $5 million to sexual assault prevention
Uber's quest to reform its behavior now includes donations to good causes. The ridesharing firm has promised to contribute $5 million over 5 years to organizations that help prevent sexual assau...
02:03 pm -05 - Mon, November 6, 2017
Engadget The iPod Shuffle for Spotify can actually shuffle your songs now
Mighty is basically an iPod Shuffle for offline Spotify playback, but when I reviewed it over the summer it was missing that namesake feature. Well, not anymore. Thanks to a software update for the co...
01:44 pm -05 - Mon, November 6, 2017
Engadget Google built a spatial audio kit for games and VR
Immersive audio is particularly important in an era where games are mainstream and virtual reality is quickly catching on, but there isn't a common framework for it. What works on your PC may be ...
01:25 pm -05 - Mon, November 6, 2017
Engadget Twitter exploit let two pranksters post a 35,000-character tweet
Over the weekend, two German Twitter users successfully broke the existing character limit by sending a 35,000-character tweet. By formatting a message as a URL with extensive gibberish, they were abl...
01:06 pm -05 - Mon, November 6, 2017
Engadget Afghanistan wont ban WhatsApp or Telegram after all
Last week, reports circulated that the government of Afghanistan was aiming to enact a ban on popular encrypted messaging apps WhatsApp and Telegram. The Ministry of Communications and Information Tec...
12:47 pm -05 - Mon, November 6, 2017
Engadget The OnePlus 5T goes on sale November 21st
OnePlus will unveil its new 5T smartphone during a live show on November 16th at 11AM EDT, just five days before the device will actually hit store shelves. The 5T is an upgraded version of this year&...
12:30 pm -05 - Mon, November 6, 2017
Engadget Learning to fly with NASA's spacewalk simulator
What you're looking at is not a production set photo from Gravity, but rather a training simulation for Canadian Space Agency astronaut Jeremy Hansen. He's suspended over a mockup of the Int...
12:16 pm -05 - Mon, November 6, 2017
Engadget Sony will turn your PSN trophies into (a little) real cash
Seems like Sony is throwing a bone to game completionists. The Sony Rewards program will now award points to use in the PSN store for silver, gold and platinum trophies. Not by much, mind you, but isn...
12:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 6, 2017
Engadget Introducing Engadget's 2017 holiday gift guide!
Behold: our 2017 holiday gift guide, where we've curated 119 recommendations, running the gamut from laptops and fitness trackers, to smart speakers and kitchen gear, to apps and services, to vid...
11:46 am -05 - Mon, November 6, 2017
Engadget Google showed misinformation about Texas shooter in search results
In the wake of a national tragedy, Google's search results were once again peppered with misinformation and conspiracy theories. Searching for the Sutherland Springs, Texas shooter by name last n...
11:27 am -05 - Mon, November 6, 2017
Engadget The FDA just changed how it reviews genetic health risk tests
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced new rules today regarding direct-to-consumer genetic health risk (GHR) tests and the process by which they're approved for sale. In a statement, Gottlieb...
11:06 am -05 - Mon, November 6, 2017
Engadget Supreme Court denies Samsung's appeal in Apple lawsuit
Samsung has been fighting tooth-and-nail against Apple's victory in a key smartphone patent lawsuit, but it may have little choice but to pay up at this point. The US Supreme Court has refused t...
11:00 am -05 - Mon, November 6, 2017
Engadget For Nike, augmented reality is the perfect way to sell hyped sneakers
Buying limited-edition shoes is complicated and not as fun as it should be. The rise of violence in sneaker culture (people have been murdered for a pair of Air Jordans) led companies like Nike to lau...
10:13 am -05 - Mon, November 6, 2017
Engadget Samsung trolls every generation of the iPhone in one video
If you want to start your week with a little bit of tech shade, check out Samsung's new Galaxy commercial. The ad follows a young man through the years as he meets and falls for a young woman. Ho...
10:00 am -05 - Mon, November 6, 2017
Engadget NHS starts offering GP appointments via video call
You're often more likely to win a scratchcard jackpot than get a short-notice appointment at your local GP, so it's no surprise there are now a number of services offering nigh immediate, pr...
09:48 am -05 - Mon, November 6, 2017
Engadget Intel squeezed an AMD graphics chip, RAM and CPU into one module
Intel may have unveiled its latest Core CPUs for mainstream laptops, but the company has something more advanced up its sleeves for what it calls its "enthusiast" customers. The new chip wil...
08:55 am -05 - Mon, November 6, 2017
Engadget Fox News impartiality breaches could threaten Sky merger
As Fox waits to find out whether it will be allowed to complete its merger with broadcasting giant Sky, UK media regulator Ofcom today delivered a fresh blow to proceedings. The watchdog confirmed tha...
08:07 am -05 - Mon, November 6, 2017
Engadget Broadcom offers to buy Qualcomm for a record $130 billion
Wireless chip manufacturer Broadcom has officially bid to buy its rival Qualcomm in a deal worth up to $130 billion. If successful, it would become the richest tech acquisition in history, nearly doub...
08:02 am -05 - Mon, November 6, 2017
Engadget Amazon adds its own discounts to third-party seller products
For the first time, Amazon is cutting the prices of third-party seller items at its own expense to be more competitive with other online sites, a move first spotted by the WSJ. Such items are labelled...
07:02 am -05 - Mon, November 6, 2017
Engadget 'Assassin's Creed' predicted the new pyramid chamber discovery
Just days ago, scientists found a previously undiscovered chamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza. As it turns out, the makers of Assassin's Creed: Origins had the jump on them. As Kotaku's...
06:00 am -05 - Mon, November 6, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Monday, November 6th 2017
Good Monday morning to you! We've had a weekend of bad news involving investors in the likes of Facebook and Twitter. Meanwhile, Apple is reminding its customers about both the pros and cons of i...
05:05 am -05 - Mon, November 6, 2017
Engadget Interactive fiction for smart speakers is the BBC's latest experiment
Smart home speakers have quickly become the hot gadget people didn't know they wanted. They can answer your movie trivia questions, call a cab, turn your heating on and do your shopping for you. ...
03:45 am -05 - Mon, November 6, 2017
Engadget Nintendo's long-lost Flash games are returning to the web
A Nintendo enthusiast is busy rescuing the company's treasure trove of Flash games. The titles, which served as promotional tie-ins for releases like Donkey Kong 64, Metroid Prime, and Mario Kart...
02:20 am -05 - Mon, November 6, 2017
Engadget 'Stranger Things 2' premiere was watched by 15.8 million people
Netflix's original shows feel like must-watch TV, but how many people are actually watching? The streaming giant won't divulge its viewership data, so it's fallen on Nielsen to plug the...
11:59 pm -05 - Sun, November 5, 2017
Engadget Corkscrew light beams could lead to practical quantum computers
Who said light only had to travel in boring waves or particles? Not Harvard. Its researchers have found a way to spin light into complex states that promise breakthroughs in multiple fields. They&#...
10:31 pm -05 - Sun, November 5, 2017
Engadget Sprint's owner increases its stake after failed T-Mobile merger
Now that Sprint's would-be merger with T-Mobile has been called off, how is it going to fend for itself? By getting a little help from its parent company. SoftBank has revealed plans to increas...
09:03 pm -05 - Sun, November 5, 2017
Engadget Twitter will fix broken searches for LGBT material
More than a few LGBT Twitter users were alarmed this weekend when searches for relevant terms (such as #bisexual and #gay) no longer produced results, regardless of what their content settings were. A...
07:32 pm -05 - Sun, November 5, 2017
Engadget Russia funded Facebook and Twitter investments through tech magnate
Russia's entanglement with American social networks just got decidedly complicated. Leaked documents obtained by the Guardian (among other outlets) have revealed that two state-owned Russian inst...
05:58 pm -05 - Sun, November 5, 2017
Engadget Cable giant Altice will become a wireless carrier with Sprint's help
Just because Sprint was jilted at the altar doesn't mean its weekend was all bad. The carrier has struck a deal that will turn Altice (the French company that bought CableVision) into an America...
04:59 pm -05 - Sun, November 5, 2017
Engadget Apple Watches were crashing when asked about the weather
We hope you didn't ask your shiny new Apple Watch about the weather on November 4th -- you probably got a rude response. Many Series 3 owners reported that their wristwear crashed (specifically, ...
03:32 pm -05 - Sun, November 5, 2017
Engadget Qualcomm may face takeover bid from chip rival Broadcom
Qualcomm is already facing headaches between antitrust cases and its patent spat with Apple, but there's one more that might join the pile. The Financial Times reports that Broadcom, one of Qual...
02:01 pm -05 - Sun, November 5, 2017
Engadget Saudi Arabia arrests one of tech's biggest investors
Saudi Arabia is in the midst of a crackdown on alleged corruption, and its dragnet has caught one of the tech world's most important investors: the country has arrested Prince al-Waleed bin Talal...
12:30 pm -05 - Sun, November 5, 2017
Engadget The best humidifier
By John Holecek and Tim HeffernanThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it ma...
11:00 am -05 - Sun, November 5, 2017
Engadget After Math: Xs and Os
It's been a wild week for schemes and strategies. A band of thieves made off with a load of new iPhones, the CIA released more of bin Laden's hard drive contents, and Netflix nixed House of ...
08:30 am -05 - Sun, November 5, 2017
Engadget Ben Heck's Hex game: Fun with soldering
After working out the kinks with the layout of the Hex board game, Ben and Felix have received the PCBs from OSHPark and they're all ready for soldering. That's interesting, because ultimate...
04:04 am -05 - Sun, November 5, 2017
Engadget 3D gel stacks can grow enough stem cells to treat brain disease
Programmed stem cells promise to tackle all kinds of illnesses, but there's one catch: making them. It's hard to cultivate large numbers of them, and the need to grow them on 2D surfaces isn...
11:55 pm -04 - Sat, November 4, 2017
Engadget Apple reminds iPhone X owners they're using an OLED display
Apple's bezel-less "X" is the first iPhone with an OLED screen -- a technology known for its greater contrast and saturation, but also for its tendency to get burn-in. To make sure cust...
10:19 pm -04 - Sat, November 4, 2017
Engadget Kaspersky's antivirus software takes non-threatening files
Kaspersky's attempt to quash collusion fears through transparency isn't quite reassuring everyone. In an interview with Reuters, founder Eugene Kaspersky has acknowledged that his company&#...
10:19 pm -04 - Sat, November 4, 2017
Engadget Kaspersky's antivirus software takes non-threatening files (updated)
Kaspersky's attempt to quash collusion fears through transparency isn't quite reassuring everyone. In an interview with Reuters, founder Eugene Kaspersky has acknowledged that his company�...
08:50 pm -04 - Sat, November 4, 2017
Engadget Estonia freezes resident ID cards due to security flaw
Estonia's residents use their mandatory national IDs to access pretty much anything, from online banking to online voting. So, it was a huge blow to the program when experts found a security flaw...
07:18 pm -04 - Sat, November 4, 2017
Engadget Internet giants now support bill to curb online sex trafficking
For ages, internet companies have fought changes to the Communications Decency Act's Section 230, which protects them from liability for content that might pass through their websites. They don&#...
05:46 pm -04 - Sat, November 4, 2017
Engadget Crunchyroll website hack tried to infect visitors with malware
Hacks that target major websites are nothing new, but Crunchyroll just suffered a particularly vicious attack. The anime streaming service was compromised for hours on November 4th after intruders pla...
05:46 pm -04 - Sat, November 4, 2017
Engadget Crunchyroll website hack tried to infect visitors with malware (updated)
Hacks that target major websites are nothing new, but Crunchyroll just suffered a particularly vicious attack. The anime streaming service was compromised for hours on November 4th after intruders pla...
04:15 pm -04 - Sat, November 4, 2017
Engadget Microsoft ends its last free Windows 10 upgrades on December 31st
Microsoft largely stopped offering free Windows 10 upgrades back in July 2016. However, there's been an ongoing exception: if you use accessibility features, you've had an extension of that ...
02:44 pm -04 - Sat, November 4, 2017
Engadget T-Mobile and Sprint end merger talks
So much for T-Mobile's bid to rescue a potential merger with Sprint. The two carriers have ended their not-so-secret merger talks after they couldn't find "mutually agreeable terms.&qu...
02:01 pm -04 - Sat, November 4, 2017
Engadget Judge blocks Ring's home security sales over trade secret dispute
The Ring Protect DIY home security system might not make it under anybody's tree this Christmas. A judge in Delaware has temporarily blocked Protect's sales due to a lawsuit filed by rival e...
12:29 pm -04 - Sat, November 4, 2017
Engadget EA's 'UFC 3' takes the fight beyond the Octagon
EA has a penchant for sports games whose stories go beyond the actual match, and that now includes the UFC series. The publisher has unveiled UFC 3, and its centerpiece is a GOAT Career Mode where yo...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, November 4, 2017
Engadget Ask Engadget: Where should I put my router?
The support shared between readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community. Over the years, we've known you to offer sage advice on everything from ...
09:27 am -04 - Sat, November 4, 2017
Engadget Federal report says humans are the cause of climate change
Today, over a dozen federal agencies released the Climate Science Special Report, which is a product of the National Climate Assessment -- a congressionally mandated review that takes place every four...
08:00 am -04 - Sat, November 4, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the weekend. Did you get the iPhone X? Our full review is up if you need help making a decision, but first, we'll take a look back at some of the w...
04:09 am -04 - Sat, November 4, 2017
Engadget Overwatch gets a new healer hero and another map
At last year's Blizzcon, Blizzard introduced a new character for its hero shooter, Overwatch &mdash; but community excitement was subdued after the months of teasing, hints and puzzles leadin...
11:56 pm -04 - Fri, November 3, 2017
Engadget Take a peek inside the iPhone X
As they tend to do, the folks at iFixit have descended upon Apple's latest creation to pull it apart piece by piece. While we didn't spot any fairie dust spilling out of the iPhone X, they d...
10:30 pm -04 - Fri, November 3, 2017
Engadget Netflix: We won't make 'House of Cards' with Kevin Spacey involved
If House of Cards comes back for its planned sixth and final season, it won't happen on Netflix with Kevin Spacey attached. After accusations of sexual misconduct surfaced yesterday from crew mem...
10:02 pm -04 - Fri, November 3, 2017
Engadget Amazon reportedly eyeing a 'Lord of the Rings' TV series
Hollywood is buzzing with rumors (Variety, Deadline, The Hollywood Reporter) that Warner Bros. and Amazon are considering a deal for a series based on J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings books, wi...
08:57 pm -04 - Fri, November 3, 2017
Engadget Ryder is adding 125 electric vans to its rental fleet
Your next trip to IKEA could be a lot greener. Ryder, the vehicle-rental company, has announced that it's putting 125 electric medium-duty windowless vans into its fleet by year's end. The z...
07:48 pm -04 - Fri, November 3, 2017
Engadget Razer's new 'Overwatch' gear completes your D.Va cosplay
Are you into Overwatch as a broadcaster, looking to use Blizzard's new influencer-friendly features? Or are you a super fan who's played through every special event since the game released? ...
06:39 pm -04 - Fri, November 3, 2017
Engadget Cricket adds data to its most affordable smartphone plans
AT&amp;T's low-cost Cricket brand has historically been somewhat stingy with data unless you've bee willing to pay almost as much as you would for a regular AT&amp;T plan, but it...
05:37 pm -04 - Fri, November 3, 2017
Engadget Alexa will help you order gadgets and gear from Best Buy
In an odd turn for retail cooperation, Best Buy is now available on Alexa, Amazon's voice-powered digital assistant. Starting today, you can learn about and order Best Buy's Deal of the Day ...
05:16 pm -04 - Fri, November 3, 2017
Engadget 'WoW' add-on 'Battle for Azeroth' brings the series back to basics
Harkening back to the original Alliance vs Horde conflict that started it all, World of Warcraft's upcoming seventh expansion, "Battle for Azeroth," is set to bring new zones, races, ar...
04:53 pm -04 - Fri, November 3, 2017
Engadget Blizzard is making a 'StarCraft II' campaign free to play
Blizzard is taking StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty's campaign free to play. As Polygon reports, come November 14th, you'll have access to the entire narrative and if you already own that, you&...
04:37 pm -04 - Fri, November 3, 2017
Engadget Logitech and HTC Vive bring keyboards into VR
The HTC Vive team and Logitech introduced a new hardware and software package today that aims to help developers enter text while building apps and games. The $150 BRIDGE kit includes a Logitech G key...
04:16 pm -04 - Fri, November 3, 2017
Engadget Afghanistan government wants to temporarily ban WhatsApp
According to reports from the New York Times, Afghanistan is currently in the midst of a temporary WhatsApp ban. Yesterday, government letters to private telecommunications companies asking them to su...
03:55 pm -04 - Fri, November 3, 2017
Engadget 'Pokmon Go' developer buys social animation startup Evertoon
Game developer Niantic has become a well-known name since it released Pok&eacute;mon Go to massive popularity last summer. Unfortunately, the game has recently seen a rather sharp decline in its a...
03:34 pm -04 - Fri, November 3, 2017
Engadget AP investigation details how Russia hacked the DNCs emails
Today, an extensive Associated Press investigation revealed just how Russian actors hacked into the Hillary Clinton campaign. A single successful phishing email out thirty attempts sent in March 2016 ...
03:17 pm -04 - Fri, November 3, 2017
Engadget Apple says 'tears of joy' face is the most-used emoji
In an overview of its differential privacy technology, Apple slipped in some super important data regarding the popularity of its emojis. The document included an image ranking the top 10 emojis among...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, November 3, 2017
Engadget Critical Heathrow Airport security files found in the bushes
When you're unemployed, you tend to notice the world around you a bit more than the average working stiff. That's how a regular, unemployed fellow in London happened to find intimate and det...
02:45 pm -04 - Fri, November 3, 2017
Engadget Telltales Guardians of the Galaxy first season ends next week
Star-Lord and crew have one last adventure in them for this season of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series. Season finale "Don't Stop Believin'" debuts Novemb...
02:23 pm -04 - Fri, November 3, 2017
Engadget Climate change-denying House science chairman is retiring
Lamar Smith, the chairman of the US House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space and Technology, has announced that he'll retire when his term ends next year. The Texas representati...
02:03 pm -04 - Fri, November 3, 2017
Engadget Major news outlets shared Russian propaganda from Twitter
Now that it's clearer just how many Twitter accounts have been linked to the Russian government (2,752 at last count), it's becoming evident that many reputable news sites were tricked into ...
01:39 pm -04 - Fri, November 3, 2017
Engadget Mars 2020 rover will observe the red planet with 23 eyes
The Mars 2020 rover will be able to show us more of the red planet than any of its predecessors ever did. NASA says the extraterrestrial vehicle will be equipped with 23 cameras, six more than Curiosi...
01:18 pm -04 - Fri, November 3, 2017
Engadget Amazon scales back its Fresh delivery service in smaller cities
We've covered again and again how Amazon is interested in slowly establishing itself in every part of our lives, including in the food we buy and how we eat. The online retailer purchased organic...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, November 3, 2017
Engadget We're listening to: Chelsea Wolfe and 'The Sounds In My Head'
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 Chelsea Wolfe through to Kelela...
12:41 pm -04 - Fri, November 3, 2017
Engadget The best noise-cancelling headphones
By Geoff MorrisonThis 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...
12:22 pm -04 - Fri, November 3, 2017
Engadget Twitter clarifies what behavior will get you banned
Twitter's been in the headlines for years for its poor handling of abuse on the platform. Recently, the social media service has been rolling out new tools to fight abuse. Today, Twitter's S...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, November 3, 2017
Engadget iPhone X review: Embrace the new normal
After years of mostly iterative design changes, Apple has changed what it means for an iPhone to be an iPhone. Home button? Forget it. Touch ID? Old hat. Bezels? You get where I'm going with this...
11:42 am -04 - Fri, November 3, 2017
Engadget Equifax committee says executive stock sales werent insider trading
The eyes of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the US Department of Justice have been focused on some questionable stock sales initiated by three Equifax executives a month before the data bre...
11:21 am -04 - Fri, November 3, 2017
Engadget Podcast patent troll's fight might finally be over
We've been covering the frankly absurd claim that Personal Audio LLC owns podcasting for awhile now, but it looks like the patent trolls have finally been stopped for good (for real this time). B...
11:01 am -04 - Fri, November 3, 2017
Engadget Thieves pilfer $370,000 worth of iPhone Xs in San Francisco
Thieves broken into a UPS truck parked outside a San Francisco Apple Store and made off with 300 iPhone Xs valued at around $370,000, CBS SF Bay Area reports. The suspects were "husky," and ...
10:39 am -04 - Fri, November 3, 2017
Engadget Bjork's next album comes with free cryptocurrency
Icelandic music star Bjork is famously experimental with just about everything, so it's no surprise that she's now working on bringing blockchain into the music industry fold. Her people hav...
10:19 am -04 - Fri, November 3, 2017
Engadget Major car companies partner for Europe-wide EV charging network
A group of the biggest names in the car industry have announced a joint partnership to develop a Europe-wide high-power charging (HPC) network for electric vehicles. The venture, named IONITY, draws o...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, November 3, 2017
Engadget Facebook borrows from Twitter this time with Polls feature
Polls check a lot of social media manager boxes like "engagement," "feedback" and "traffic lift." With all those buzzwords, it's truly a wonder that Facebook hadn�...
09:47 am -04 - Fri, November 3, 2017
Engadget Netflix film 'Tau' will feature an evil smart house
Netflix's sci-fi offering just got better, following the announcement that it's acquired the global rights (excluding China) to Tau, the directorial debut of Marvel animatics supervisor Fede...
09:30 am -04 - Fri, November 3, 2017
Engadget Nintendos Reggie Fils-Aime on the first year of Switch and beyond
The last time we talked with Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America's president and chief operating officer, the company was stepping into uncharted territory with Super Mario Run and the Switch&#...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, November 3, 2017
Engadget The world's largest telescope will unlock the universe's oldest secrets
In the predawn hours of September 20th, 2017, the cavernous hangar doors of the Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab at the University of Arizona slowly swung open and the first of seven gargantuan mirrors pas...
08:29 am -04 - Fri, November 3, 2017
Engadget The ISS is getting a long, long overdue printer upgrade
When they're not busy spacewalking, astronauts carry out the same boring tasks as us -- like printing. But, chances are, the printer in your home is newer than the one on the International Space ...
08:02 am -04 - Fri, November 3, 2017
Engadget Social media's biggest stars are launching a streaming service
Three of the biggest social media stars (with a combined 70 million followers across platforms) are launching their own video streaming service, reports Variety. Dubbed "Zeus," the upcoming ...
07:03 am -04 - Fri, November 3, 2017
Engadget TripAdvisor admits deleting post warning of rape and assault
TripAdvisor is the go-to website to visit when you want to look up hotel and resort reviews. Based on what the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel unearthed, though, you might want to do more digging beyond th...
06:05 am -04 - Fri, November 3, 2017
Engadget BBC to stream 1,000 extra hours of live sport each year
The BBC continues to reduce the amount of public money it spends, it's led to some notable sporting events being cut from its programming. It's already been forced to drop the rights to big-...
06:00 am -04 - Fri, November 3, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, November 3rd 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.The iPhone X arrives today, but the morning's big X news is all about Xbox. We have our review of the new One X ready (roughly 25 years after the debut of a c...
05:09 am -04 - Fri, November 3, 2017
Engadget Tors next-gen onion system works to keep servers hidden
The dark web is no longer just a marketplace for illicit drugs, weapons, and other nefarious material. Mainstream media and social networks, from The New York Times to Facebook, are also using it to g...
04:20 am -04 - Fri, November 3, 2017
Engadget Facebook pressured to notify users exposed to Russian propaganda
Facebook is facing pressure from lawmakers, tech analysts and even ordinary users to tell people if they were served Russian-linked propaganda during the 2016 US election period. According to Reuters,...
03:01 am -04 - Fri, November 3, 2017
Engadget Xbox One X review: A console that keeps up with gaming PCs
The Xbox One X is the ultimate video game system. It sports more horsepower than any system ever. And it plays more titles in native 4K than Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro. It's just about everyth...
12:26 am -04 - Fri, November 3, 2017
Engadget Sony's autonomous concept would make a great party bus
Sony's concept vehicle is all about entertainment on the go. Naturally. Its SC-1 (translated) is more or less a shuttle outfitted with high-res image sensors, displays, AI, 5G data connectivity v...
11:18 pm -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget Each of your kids can have their own YouTube Kids accounts
YouTube has been steadily improving its Kids app for youngsters lately, and now Mountain View is giving it a bit of a revamp. Parents will be able to create profiles for each of their kids now, and ev...
09:58 pm -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget Ford made a trucker hat that might save drivers' lives
Truck driving is an exhausting job that requires constant attention to the road. Falling asleep during long stretches is an occasional -- and sometimes lethal -- concern. That's why Ford helped d...
09:02 pm -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget T-Mobile proposal might salvage a merger with Sprint
Earlier this week, reports surfaced that Sprint's parent company, Japan's SoftBank group, was going to call off the carrier's impending merger with T-Mobile. They'd worked out a br...
08:29 pm -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget Twitter: 'Human error' took down @realdonaldtrump temporarily
No, you weren't hallucinating -- the President's personal Twitter account was unplugged earlier this evening. It disappeared, and then reappeared without warning or reason, however now Twitt...
08:29 pm -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget Twitter: Employee on last day took down @realdonaldtrump (updated)
No, you weren't hallucinating -- the President's personal Twitter account was unplugged earlier this evening. It disappeared, and then reappeared without warning or reason, however now Twitt...
08:29 pm -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget Twitter: An employee on their last day disabled Trump's account (updated)
No, you weren't hallucinating -- the President's personal Twitter account was unplugged earlier this evening. It disappeared, and then reappeared without warning or reason, however now Twitt...
08:25 pm -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget New Kevin Spacey accusations come from 'House of Cards' crew
Earlier this week, Netflix announced that the next (sixth) season of its show House of Cards would be its last -- and then suspended production -- when allegations emerged of sexual harassment by lead...
07:47 pm -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget 'Octodad: Dadliest Catch' hits the Nintendo Switch November 9th
If you haven't played the ultra-charming (and maybe a little disturbing) game Octodad: Dadliest Catch, yet, now's maybe the time. Developer Young Horses just tweeted that it has ported the b...
06:51 pm -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget Some Google Pixel 2 XL phones are reportedly shipping without Android
Google's Pixel 2 smartphone has had a trail of problems following its launch. From software patches to fix audio issues to screen burn-in, the issues keep cropping up, leading the internet titan ...
06:07 pm -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget Google explains how all those Drive files got locked
On Halloween, some Google Docs users got a spooky surprise when they were locked out of their own documents for 'violating Google's terms of service.' The internet titan sent out a fix ...
05:46 pm -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget RCA's 4K Roku TVs start at $600
When RCA introduced its low-cost Roku TV sets, there was one glaring problem: you couldn't get one with 4K support, no matter how much you were willing to pay. That won't be a problem going ...
05:25 pm -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Save 20 percent on a Kwikset Kevo Smart Lock
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...
05:04 pm -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget CBS is bringing back 'The Twilight Zone' on All Access
During a call to discuss CBS' most recent quarterly earnings, CEO Les Moonves announced the network is planning a new version of The Twilight Zone for its streaming All Access service. It's ...
04:45 pm -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget The US government may take away the $7,500 tax credit for EVs
If you were hoping to take advantage of the federal government's $7,500 tax credit for buying an electric vehicle, you may soon be out of luck. According to a report at Bloomberg, the provisions ...
04:34 pm -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget iPhone, Mac and iPad sales all increased this quarter
One day before Apple's most important product launch in years, the company has released its quarterly earnings info. As usual, Apple's fiscal Q4 doesn't contain a full three months of i...
04:22 pm -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget OnePlus confirms the 5T will keep the headphone jack
While the headphone jack on smartphones isn't an endangered species just yet, it's clearly falling out of favor -- and that's bound to make you nervous if you don't want to live th...
04:01 pm -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget BenQs 4K HDR monitor for graphics pros has a glare hood
It's easy and cheap to go buy yourself a 4K HDR TV with billions of colors these days, so why the heck is it so hard to find a PC monitor that can do the same? Benq's latest professional mon...
03:42 pm -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget Qualcomm files new suit against Apple for breach of contract
Just a couple of days after a report that Apple is designing its mobile devices without Qualcomm technology, the chipmaker has filed another suit against Apple. According to a report at Bloomberg, the...
03:21 pm -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget Tech companies file briefs supporting challenges to DACA withdrawal
Major tech companies are still voicing their support for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program that protects undocumented immigrants that came to the US when they were children. Pre...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget 'Wolfenstein II' is definitely not 'Doom'
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is experiencing a serious case of opportune timing. It's a game all about shooting Nazis, but that's not new for the franchise -- what's new, this time ...
02:46 pm -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget HTC will make a 'noteworthy' return to dual-camera phones in 2018
Shortly after showing off the squeezable U11+ in Taipei today, HTC President Chialin Chang confirmed that his company is re-entering the dual-camera smartphone space in 2018. "We'll definite...
02:36 pm -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget Oprah will be Alexas first celebrity-voiced shopping assistant
Alexa is getting its first celebrity voice. To go along with the Oprah's Favorite Things storefront on Amazon, users of Alexa-enabled devices can have Oprah herself guide them through this year&#...
02:17 pm -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget Homeland Security wants to scan your face at the border
Maybe Apple has the right idea when it comes to the future of identification, with Face ID built into the new iPhone X. The Department of Homeland Security wants to scan the faces of people entering o...
01:58 pm -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget CBS is suing someone for posting a 'Gunsmoke' screenshot online
CBS is suing a photographer for copyright infringement as a means of avoiding paying a copyright infringement claim the photographer filed against the TV network. Yes, you read that correctly. Jon Tan...
01:36 pm -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget Talk to Pikachu through your Amazon Echo or Google Home
Pikachu is virtually inescapable in the tech world, and that includes the smart speaker in your living room. The Pok&eacute;mon Company has previewed Pikachu Talk, an app meant for Alexa- and Goo...
01:15 pm -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget Men's health tech creates shame-free ways to get treatment
About 50 percent of men have erectile dysfunction. That's not to say that half of all men around you at any given time have ED. The statistic is aggregated across age groups, with the condition b...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget Samsung wants you to beta test the next Galaxy phone's software
Are you champing at the bit waiting for a taste of what the next Galaxy phone will be like? You don't have to wait until 2018. Samsung is launching a public beta for Experience 9.0, its customize...
12:40 pm -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget Waymo inches closer to driverless car launch with repair deal
Google's spin-off company Waymo has hired AutoNation, America's largest auto retailer, to maintain and repair its fleeting of driverless vehicles around the country, AutoNation said in a pre...
12:18 pm -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget Russian hackers had hundreds of US targets in addition to the DNC
Various US agencies continue to look into the role Russia played in last year's presidential election, and targets of those investigations include interactions between Trump advisors and Russian ...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget The future of VR is social: A conversation at Engadget Experience
The Engadget Experience is a day-long celebration of the future of entertainment, gaming, media and art in downtown Los Angeles on November 14th. That day, we've invited the top minds in virtual ...
11:55 am -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget CIA releases Bin Laden's personal files with malware warning
Yesterday, the Central Intelligence Agency posted almost 470,000 files (around 321 GB) that were recovered during the raid on Osama bin Laden's Abbottabad compound in May 2011. This is by far the...
11:33 am -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget Cosmic rays unlock new secrets in Egypt's Great Pyramid
It turns out that the 4,500 year old Great Pyramid of Giza still has some secrets to share. Using cosmic-ray imaging, an international team detected a large chamber within the structure that was previ...
11:16 am -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget DOJ may sue to block AT&T's purchase of Time Warner
Today, The Wall Street Journal reported that the US Department of Justice may bring an antitrust case against AT&amp;T's acquisition of Time Warner. The DOJ may currently be in talks with bot...
11:01 am -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget 'Erica' blurs the line between game and interactive movie
Sony's PlayStation 4 will never have the same widespread appeal as the Nintendo Wii. It's a popular console with an extensive library, but it hasn't captured the casual market quite lik...
10:42 am -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget Virtual reality could be the answer to treating phantom pain
People who become paraplegics due to a spinal injury usually have to deal with more than just losing the feeling in their legs. They also have to battle excruciating phantom pain, which doctors can�...
10:17 am -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget Apple might share iPhone X face data with developers
Despite Apple claiming it securely stores your encrypted face info on the iPhone X, Reuters is reporting that the company permits developers to access "certain facial data" with user permiss...
09:59 am -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget Samsung's 43-inch Frame TV is now available for $1,300
The 43-inch version of Samsung's 4K TV that can disguise itself as an art piece is now available on Samsung.com and various retailers in the US. It's the latest entry in the Korean conglomer...
09:42 am -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget MIT students trick an AI into classifying this turtle as a gun
We're relying increasingly on AI to be able to detect things, from exotic states of matter to recognizing specific faces, but how easy is it to fool these mechanisms? That's what researchers...
09:23 am -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget US could charge six Russian officials over DNC email hacking
Is Russia's hacking of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails a "hoax," as Donald Trump maintains? The US Department of Justice reportedly doesn't think so. It has identifi...
09:02 am -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget Blizzard shows off broadcast-friendly 'Overwatch' features
Last week Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan explained some of the tweaks Blizzard planned to make this game easier to follow for viewers, and now a new video actually shows them off. As Blizzard pre...
08:34 am -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget LG V30 owners in Korea can preview Android Oreo
LG's phones may be bothersome for its bottom line, but they boast a sizeable advantage for users: Quick access to Android updates. And it looks like the trend is set to continue with the company&...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget Ableton Live will remember your riffs if you forget to press record
Ableton Live is popular with computer musicians thanks to its flexibility. As the name suggests, it enables live performance of electronic music, but it's also a robust music making tool in its o...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget Ableton Live 10 will remember your riffs if you forget to press record
Ableton Live is popular with computer musicians thanks to its flexibility. As the name suggests, it enables live performance of electronic music, but it's also a robust music making tool in its o...
07:01 am -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget SEC warns celebs about legal dangers of bitcoin endorsements
When celebrities endorse things on social media, a lot of people tend to take their word for it. Now that some of them have also begun endorsing a controversial means of crowdfunding called "init...
06:00 am -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, November 2nd 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.It's no surprise to see a few new phones from HTC, but what about Razer? The gaming company is ready with a new mobile device that you should really see, and ...
05:25 am -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget Lenovo buys a controlling stake in Fujitsu's PC business
Lenovo has posted the biggest quarterly rise in revenue since 2015, and it has marked the occasion with the revelation that it's buying 51 percent of Fujitsu's PC biz. Fujitsu spun out its l...
04:33 am -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget Xbox One X will support 1440p monitors
With less than a week to go until its release, more details are emerging about the Xbox One X. We've known all along that Microsoft's all-powerful console would output at native 4K on a 4K T...
03:00 am -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget The HTC U11 Life crams flagship features into a cheaper body
HTC's U11 was proof that the company still has some fight left in it, and now it's building new phones to pick up where the U11 left off earlier this year. The sweet new U11+ sadly isn'...
03:00 am -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget HTCs U11 is a more elegant reimagining of its predecessor
With the U11, HTC showed it hasn't completely lost its mojo. A pair of great cameras, a playful and premium glass design and pressure-sensitive sides that enable new features proved the company s...
12:52 am -04 - Thu, November 2, 2017
Engadget 'Descent' revival is coming to PS4 and Xbox One
The classic zero-G shooter Descent may have been born on PC, but its revival won't be limited to one platform. Descendent Studios has announced that Little Orbit is porting Descent: Underground ...
10:55 pm -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget Jellyfish-inspired e-skin glows when it's in 'pain'
Artificial skin stands to have a variety uses, with potential applications in everything from robots to prosthetics. And in recent years, researchers have been able to instill sensory perception, like...
09:21 pm -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget Fords expands its $500 monthly car subscription car service to LA
The car subscription service Canvas is expanding from its founding city, San Francisco, down south to Los Angeles. It's the first new area for the company, which was bought by Ford late last year...
09:21 pm -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget Ford expands its $500 monthly car subscription car service to LA
The car subscription service Canvas is expanding from its founding city, San Francisco, down south to Los Angeles. It's the first new area for the company, which was bought by Ford late last year...
09:21 pm -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget Ford expands its $500 monthly subscription car service to LA
The car subscription service Canvas is expanding from its founding city, San Francisco, down south to Los Angeles. It's the first new area for the company, which was bought by Ford late last year...
07:56 pm -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget Google will no longer offer its flight price data to other sites
Google is getting serious about its role as a travel service. Come April 10, 2018 the search giant will shut down access to its QPX Express API that's used by the likes of Kayak and Orbitz for ai...
07:20 pm -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget Catch up on Telltales The Walking Dead in a $50 console bundle
Telltale Games' much-lauded graphic adventure series The Walking Dead is coming to a close next year with its final season dropping sometime in Q2 2018. But to help console players catch up, the ...
06:56 pm -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget Twitter offered Russian media outlet 15 percent of its election ads
Twitter may have just given the boot to ads from Russia-backed media outlets, but it wasn't quite so discerning in 2016. BuzzFeed News has obtained email showing that Twitter offered Russia Toda...
06:34 pm -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget It rains sunscreen on this 'hot Jupiter' exoplanet
Anyone who can conjure up a way to collect resources from Kepler-13Ab in the far future could become a sunscreen magnate. On the heavenly body, one of the hottest Jupiter-sized exoplanets the mission ...
06:03 pm -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget Sonos promises Alexa-powered Spotify controls by December 21st
Sonos made a big hubbub about its first voice-controlled speaker a few weeks ago, which makes the Sonos One not having Alexa support for Spotify out of the box all the more suspect. That will change b...
05:47 pm -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget Paul Manafort's password inspiration: Bond. James Bond.
Apparently, being involved in high-level political intrigue doesn't guarantee that you'll be any good at password management. Security researchers speaking to Motherboard have discovered th...
05:29 pm -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget House Intel Committee releases Russia-backed Facebook election ads
The House Intelligence Committee has begun a hearing with leading internet titans. As it promised to do last month, the committee released a collection of data Facebook ads, and Twitter accounts run b...
05:17 pm -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget Cigarette butts could be reborn as green energy storage
It's no secret that smoking is seriously bad news for your health, but the impact of the habit on the planet's health is pretty bleak, too. Every year nearly six trillion cigarettes are smok...
05:03 pm -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget GoPro is finally profitable again, but its holiday outlook disappoints
After years of losses, GoPro's main goal in 2017 was finding a way to make its business profitable. And it looks like the company finally succeeded during the third quarter, where it saw a net in...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget Razer Phone hands-on: Built for gamers, good enough for everyone
Razer is best known for its gaming PCs, but everyone knew what its acquisition of smartphone startup Nextbit meant: the company wanted to get into handsets too. The big question was, how does Razer, w...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget Living in space has drastic, negative effects on the brain
Ever since we started seriously thinking about sending humans into space, the question that has immediately followed is, "What will zero-g do to our bodies?" After all, our frames and body f...
04:54 pm -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget Facebook pledges to sacrifice profits for better security
Facebook is going through a bit of a rough spot, as it attempts to mend its reputation following allegations that it was used by Russians to influence last year's elections. Still, the company is...
04:40 pm -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget Tesla is still struggling to mass produce the Model 3
Hundreds of thousands of orders for Tesla's Model 3 are pending as the company continues to struggle with producing its mass-market electric vehicle. Tesla dropped its third-quarter earnings repo...
04:40 pm -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget Tesla is still struggling to mass-produce the Model 3
Hundreds of thousands of orders for Tesla's Model 3 are pending as the company continues to struggle with producing its mass-market electric vehicle. Tesla dropped its third-quarter earnings repo...
04:13 pm -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget Google Assistant for Android now supports Spanish and Italian
Google announced today that its virtual assistant will now support two new languages -- Spanish for users in the US, Mexico and Spain as well as Italian for those in Italy. These languages will be rol...
03:56 pm -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget Smart earbud maker Doppler Labs shuts down
Doppler Labs unveiled its Here earbud line in 2015 with dreams of being at the vanguard of smart audio: you could control how much you heard of the outside world, and there were plans for translation ...
03:38 pm -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget Watch Razer debut its gaming phone right here at 4 PM ET
We've been following the potential Razer gaming phone for a while now, with a recent leak potentially confirming some higher-end specifications (more RAM, better battery and display) sure to plea...
03:20 pm -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget The real villain in Wolfenstein II is a complicit America
Wolfenstein: The New Colossus improves on everything you liked in the franchise's soft reboot, 2014's Wolfenstein: The New Order. The action, set pieces, characters and writing are all sharp...
03:02 pm -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget The Nook GlowLight 3 is better suited for night-time reading
The battle of competing e-readers has all been won by Amazon's Kindle line of products, but there still manage to be a few sorties here and there from the sidelines. Kobo just announced a more ca...
02:31 pm -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget Amazon Echo Plus review: Alexa, is this all you've got?
Amazon's new $100 Echo is a disappointment for anyone who looking to upgrade from the original model. Sure, it's nearly half the price, but its sound quality is also significantly worse. Wit...
02:16 pm -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget Samsung's work-focused Note 8 has better support than your phone
Wish your Android phone maker of choice would offer software updates for longer than the usual couple of years? You might want to ask your company's IT manager. Samsung has released an Enterpri...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget Miles Morales adds intrigue to 'Spider-Man' on PS4
Last year, Insomniac Games got our spidey-senses tingling with the announcement of Spider-Man for PS4, and a gameplay trailer at E3 2017 amped up the buzz even more. At Sony's PlayStation Showcas...
01:46 pm -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget Korg's Gadget music production app is coming to Nintendo Switch
It looks like Korg is bringing its Gadget music-making app to the Nintendo Switch next spring. There isn't a ton known about it at the moment, but given the name, it seems like it's a port o...
01:30 pm -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget Amazon's AR shopping feature previews products in your home
Augmented reality shopping tends to be limited to furniture or other large objects, and that's a shame. Wouldn't you like to know how that slow cooker or speaker system looks in your house?...
01:13 pm -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget Google's Poly is a one-stop shop for AR and VR objects
It isn't easy to build a virtual reality app, especially when it comes to filling out those immersive worlds. Even a semi-realistic world requires tons of objects, which isn't always practi...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget GarageBand expands its music-making palette
Making music on a phone or tablet is generally an unpleasant experience. It's easy enough to bang out a melody in a cute app like Bebot or whip up some controlled chaos in a soft synth like Animo...
12:42 pm -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget Apple Watch Series 3 can stream up to seven hours of music over LTE
Yesterday, Apple released watchOS 4.1, allowing Apple Watch Series 3 users to stream music from their entire iCloud Music Library or through Apple Music rather than limiting them to tunes from playlis...
12:18 pm -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget 'The Grand Tour' returns to Amazon Prime December 8th
Following a bit of a hiatus, Amazon Prime's The Gand Tour will return with season two December 8th. Earlier this year co-host Richard Hammond was involved in a nasty EV wreck with a Rimac Concept...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget Periscope to award Super Broadcasters with more of their earnings
In June, Periscope introduced Super Hearts, which are hearts you'd use to support your favorite broadcasters. The system is a little confusing, but here's how it works: You pay for Super Hea...
11:39 am -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget Virgin Orbits new company will focus on government space launches
Three space-related companies apparently aren't enough for Richard Branson. Today, TechCrunch reported that Virgin Orbit, which was spun out from Virgin Galactic, has created a subsidiary called ...
11:16 am -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget Russian Instagram posts reached 20 million users in the US
Earlier this week, we learned that over half of Facebook's US audience, 126 million Americans, were exposed to Russia's attempts to influence last November's election on the platform. N...
10:59 am -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget IKEAs smart lighting officially supports HomeKit
After what seems like an eternity (for IKEA and HomeKit fans, at least), the Swedish furniture maker has added support for Apple's smart home platform. As 9to5Mac notes, so long as you have the c...
10:45 am -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget Sainsburys bets on the vinyl revival with its own record label
Helped by big-name retailers like HMV, Tesco and Sainsbury's, vinyl has seen a big revival in the UK. Based on Official Charts Company data, over 3.2 million vinyls were purchased last year alone...
10:41 am -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget Microsoft HoloLens is now certified protective eyewear
Microsoft first launched HoloLens in 2015 as a gaming-centric consumer product, but so far, very few folks have so much as picked up a Minecraft block with the $3,000 device. Microsoft isn't comp...
10:20 am -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget Leaked HTC U11 Plus video reveals a bigger battery and screen
A hands-on video featuring the upcoming HTC U11 Plus has been leaked to Facebook, showing that the flagship phone will be available in a translucent option, as well as black and silver. Evan Bass, who...
10:01 am -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget 'Concrete Genie' is a game about bullying and street art
Back in the Dreamcast era, I fell in love with a game called Jet Set Radio. It was about a group of rollerbladers who leapt around a colorful, futuristic version of Tokyo spray-painting everything in ...
09:41 am -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget Apple makes it easier to change your registered email
Does it irk you that you can't replace your Gmail, Outlook or any other third-party Apple ID with one of your Apple email addresses? Sure, it's a minor inconvenience, but if you really prefe...
09:22 am -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget Orbital ATK's Taurus rocket finally makes it into space
Six and a half years after its last launch ended in failure, private spaceflight company Orbital ATK's Taurus-XL rocket -- now called Minotaur-C -- has made it into space. Since its maiden flight...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget Audible adds shortcuts to the 'good parts' of romantic audiobooks
Sexy isn't what springs to mind when you think of big data. But, in Audible's case, it's providing a shortcut to the raciest audiobook passages on its service. The Amazon-owned firm is ...
08:30 am -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget The makers of 'Resogun' are leaving arcade shooters behind
Over the past decade, the name Housemarque has become synonymous with arcade-style games. From the early PSN title Super Stardust HD to the PS4 launch savior Resogun, the Finnish studio has produced m...
08:01 am -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget Apple TV 4K update will fix its video output problem
Apple TV 4K saw the set-top box leap into the same league as its rivals. But, despite getting so much right, the device still had a handful of flaws -- among them its one video output fits all functio...
07:44 am -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget Vodafone's paid zero-rating Passes are now available
Attention social media butterflies, chatterboxes and serial streamers: Vodafone Passes are now live. If you're catching up, Passes are Vodafone's take on a zero-rating scheme. Unlike Three a...
07:01 am -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget 'Halo 5' Overtime update adds 4K and brings back Oddball
We knew Halo 5 was among the chosen titles due to get the 4K treatment for the Xbox One X, and now we know when the upgrade will land. Tomorrow, the Overtime update will bring with it the resolution b...
06:00 am -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday, November 1st 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.November is here, and Sony's pet robot is back. Before we play with Aibo, however, we're preparing for an afternoon news deluge. That includes Razer'...
05:55 am -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget Bad weather knocks out Freeview TV across the UK
Having trouble with your Freeview TV service today? You're not alone. Hundreds of disgruntled TV watchers have taken to websites like DownDetector to register their frustrations with the platform...
04:45 am -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget Former Windows, Office exec Julie Larson-Green leaves Microsoft
Veteran Microsoft exec Julie Larson-Green is leaving the tech giant to explore new opportunities. During her almost 25 year stint at the company, Larson-Green really did see it all, making her way fro...
03:32 am -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget Brazil softens ride-hailing bill after talks with Uber
It sounds like Dara Khosrowshahi's willingness to compromise with local authorities worked for Uber in Brazil. The ride-hailing firm's new chief has successfully convinced Brazilian official...
02:19 am -04 - Wed, November 1, 2017
Engadget An algorithm could identify suicidal feelings based on brain scans
It's difficult to identify whether or not someone is feeling suicidal by asking. According to studies, roughly 80 percent of those who go through with the act denied feeling suicidal the last tim...
11:34 pm -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget Sony's new Aibo pet robot goes on sale tonight in Japan
After more than a decade away, Sony's Aibo pet robot is making a return. The original dog-like robot launched in 1999, while Sony says its followup is "capable of forming an emotional bond w...
11:01 pm -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's redesigned Mixer mobile app helps you find new streams
Microsoft is continuing its quest to make Mixer as good a livestreaming experience on your phone as it is on your PC back home. It just launched a beta mobile app whose cornerstone is a redesigned Tr...
09:51 pm -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget Target stores can order your items online if they're out of stock
Many stores will encourage you to order online if they've run out of stock, but they usually want you to do it yourself. Do you really want to pull out your phone and wade through a website while...
08:03 pm -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget Hilton data breaches lead to $700,000 penalty
The attorneys general of New York and Vermont both announced today that their joint investigation into two Hilton data breaches has resulted in a $700,000 penalty and a promise to strengthen security....
07:14 pm -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget Signal's secure messaging is now available in a desktop app
You can already use Signal for secure chats on the desktop, but you've had to use a Chrome web app to participate in those encrypted conversations. What if you don't like Chrome, or would j...
06:40 pm -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget Android Fast Pair will quickly connect Bluetooth devices
Android devices now have a new option to quickly sync with smartphones. Today, Google developers announced Fast Pair, a process that quickly discovers using Bluetooth Low Energy and connects over trad...
05:59 pm -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget You wanted more Switch games, so you got 'Monopoly'
As the Nintendo Switch was gearing up to launch back in March, fans worried that it would go the way of the big N's prior consoles: Spectacular first-party games with minimal third-party support....
05:27 pm -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget Microsoft pulls in LinkedIn details for Outlook.com users
It's only been a day since Microsoft killed Outlook.com premium features like tougher email security and more storage and brought them to Office 365 members instead. Today, the company announced ...
05:06 pm -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget Amazon Prime Video is available on Xbox consoles worldwide
There's more to the Xbox One X than just 4K gaming. Beyond playing UHD Blu-rays, the console will stream media from your provider of choice in 4K, too. That includes Amazon Prime Video, which is ...
04:45 pm -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget Google lists all the devices Home supports for easy reference
The number of gadgets Google Home supports is getting pretty large these days. According to the company, more than 1,000 smart home devices from more than 150 brands play nice with its smart speakers ...
04:26 pm -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget You won't have to pay to win in 'Battlefront II' after all
If nothing else, EA is listening to the fans for Star Wars: Battlefront II. After all, outcry was the reason the game will have a single-player campaign mode and an awful lot more depth. So, perhaps i...
04:07 pm -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget Conductive thread stores data in clothes without built-in tech
New technology may soon enable you to get into your home or office with nothing more than your coat, wristband or tie. Scientists at the University of Washington have found a way to create smart fabri...
03:48 pm -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget Comcast's Xfinity X1 finally streams Netflix in 4K
Netflix has offered 4K streaming on seemingly every platform under the Sun by this point, but not Comcast's Xfinity X1. You've had to settle for 1080p if your TV, console or digital media p...
03:29 pm -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget Best Buy stops selling full-price iPhone X following backlash
Last Friday, when the iPhone X became available for preorder, would-be Best Buy customers found that to buy the phone upfront through the retailer, they would have to pay $100 more than what Apple its...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' arrives on Xbox One December 12th
For Xbox One owners, the wait to play PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) will end December 12th. The battle royale game consistently racks up 2 million daily players on Steam, and in just over ...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget Schlage Sense now unlocks itself with an Alexa voice command
You can already unlock Schlage's Sense smart deadbolt with your voice through Siri, but you now have another choice if you're not a fan of Apple devices. The smart lock is now compatible wit...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget Schlage Sense now locks itself with an Alexa voice command
You can already lock and unlock Schlage's Sense smart deadbolt with your voice through Siri, but you now have another choice if you're not a fan of Apple devices. The smart lock is now compa...
02:41 pm -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget Battery-free toothbrush is powered with a twist
Battery-powered toothbrushes are convenient if you don't like brushing your teeth the old-fashioned way, but they have a catch: batteries. Typically, you either need to dock your brush (and remem...
02:21 pm -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget Netflix suspends 'House of Cards' production amid Spacey allegations
Yesterday, Netflix announced that it would be canceling House of Cards after its sixth season. And though it had planned to wrap the series up anyway, the recent allegations that lead actor Kevin Spac...
02:09 pm -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget iOS 11.1 brings new emojis and important security updates
Apple has released iOS 11.1 and it comes with over 70 new emojis, the return of 3D Touch multitasking and a handful of bug fixes. Some of the new emojis include a cursing smiley face, a vampire, a hed...
02:05 pm -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget Apple watchOS 4.1 delivers phone-free music streaming
For many, the big allure of Apple Watch Series 3 has been the promise of phone-free music streaming on cellular data: you can listen to any song you like while you're out for a run, not just what...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget Instagram now supports three right-to-left languages
You can post and comment in more than 24 different languages via Instagram already, but they've all been left-to-right languages like English. Instagram just announced that it has added Arabic, H...
01:48 pm -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget Some Google Docs users are being locked out of their files
A number of Google Docs users have reported being locked out of their documents today for, according to the message that pops up when they try to access the affected document, violating Google's ...
01:48 pm -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget Some Google Docs users are being locked out of their files (updated)
A number of Google Docs users have reported being locked out of their documents today for, according to the message that pops up when they try to access the affected document, violating Google's ...
01:30 pm -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget Netflix is reportedly developing a 'House of Cards' spinoff
In the wake of Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp's allegations that Kevin Spacey assaulted him when Rapp was just fourteen years old, Netflix announced yesterday that the sixth season would...
01:12 pm -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget Rylos 360-degree camera lets you decide what shots you want later
There are quite a few 360-degree cameras on the market now and they cover a range of needs. For professionals and major VR buffs, there's the Samsung 360 Round and for more casual videographers t...
12:48 pm -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget Sony shows off 'Doom VFR' and the rest of the PSVR holiday lineup
While the gaming world's eyes are all set upon the start of Paris Games Week, Sony demo'd a number of upcoming titles for the Playstation VR, many of which will be released in time for the h...
12:30 pm -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget The checkout lines death knell | The Future IRL
We're all only about ten years away from sauntering into stores, grabbing whatever it is we want, then quick-stepping out like we stole it.It'll be possible because many shops will be ringed...
12:20 pm -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget Senators push legislation to protect election systems from hacks
Senators Susan Collins and Martin Heinrich have put forward a bill that would protect America's voting infrastructure from foreign interference. The Securing America's Voting Equipment Act, ...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget Google's video conferencing kit gets an AI camera and display
Google has been trying to get a seat in your board room this year, courtesy of its tools and products for meetings. In March, it pivoted its Hangouts app to businesses, following it up with a $5000 in...
11:41 am -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget This lamp turns on by holding your smartphone hostage
We've all seen those tips and tricks for how to stay offline and stop checking our phones so much; after all, constant distractions can kill your productivity. But have you ever thought of just s...
11:18 am -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget Super Mario Run isn't as profitable as Nintendo would like
Super Mario Odyssey might be a runaway hit for Nintendo on its Switch platform, but its mobile game Super Mario Run hasn't been as big of a success. It's incredibly popular, with over 200 mi...
11:18 am -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget 'Super Mario Run' isn't as profitable as Nintendo would like
Super Mario Odyssey might be a runaway hit for Nintendo on its Switch platform, but its mobile game Super Mario Run hasn't been as big of a success. It's incredibly popular, with over 200 mi...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a Fluance Fi50 Bluetooth speaker!
Speakers don't always need to fit in a backpack or provide a lot of chatter, but you do want them to offer big sound and quality audio output at a decent price. Fluance's $200 Fi50 Bluetooth...
10:43 am -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget TSA Precheck will let you into some NFL stadiums faster
TSA's Precheck clearance isn't just useful for getting around the security theater at airports. Idemia has started making deals with NFL teams to use Precheck as a "fast pass" for...
10:21 am -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget AI can write surprisingly scary and creative horror stories
Writing and creativity may be traditionally thought of as the domain of humans, but AIs are making strides in this area. We've previously covered how the UK Press Association is handing off writi...
10:02 am -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget Razer Phone leak suggests it's made for the gamer faithful
We knew that Razer was working on a high-end gaming smartphone, but a leak from one of its partners shows just how powerful it might be. According to a (since deleted) page from a UK mobile plan resel...
09:40 am -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget Scientists can't explain a 'worrying' rise in methane levels
The amount of CO2 in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2016, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Thanks to a combination of human activities and the El Nino weather event, ...
09:21 am -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget Waymo cars won't ask for human help during emergencies
Waymo has begun testing truly autonomous vehicles that don't even need to hand off control to human drivers in dangerous situations. Alphabet's autonomous car development arm has shown off t...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget Kindle Oasis review (2017): Cheaper, waterproof and a bigger screen
Amazon's last Kindle Oasis felt like an e-reader meant for the very rich. It was astoundingly thin and light, but its $290 price made it a tough sell. The new Oasis is still the company's mo...
08:28 am -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's Surface Pro gets LTE Advanced option this December
Microsoft's business customers will be able to get their hands on the Surface Pro with LTE Advanced from December, as rumoured earlier this year. In a blog post outlining the company's visio...
08:07 am -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget The Nokia 2 is a very cheap Android phone with a huge battery
HMD continues to slide in more Nokia phones where it sees an opportunity. This time around? A very cheap smartphone that doesn't look awful and has enough battery to go the distance. The Nokia 2,...
07:18 am -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget 'Super Mario Odyssey' is selling even faster than 'Zelda'
The Nintendo Switch has been a massive hit since its launch in March, selling more than seven million units worldwide so far, putting it on track to beat Wii U lifetime sales in just a year. But these...
06:55 am -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget UK banks can now clear cheques in a day
Although the future of payments is digital, thanks to contactless and mobile, physical methods like cheques are still remarkably popular. For years, recipients have needed to wait up to five days for ...
06:30 am -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday, October 31st 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Happy Halloween (and D&iacute;a de Muertos)! We've been talking about the AI that makes photo-realistic (non-existent) celebrity faces, PlayStation's...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget Apple iPhone X, Day 1: The future is surprisingly familiar
Look back at Apple's decade of iPhones and you'll see that, minor plastic surgery aside, they all basically stick to the same design formula. Even the company's relatively new, larger P...
05:02 am -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget Apple might build its next iPhone without Qualcomm chips
In the midst of its intensifying legal battle with Qualcomm, Apple is designing iPhones and iPads without its long-time partner's chipsets, reports The Wall Street Journal. Instead, it's eye...
04:12 am -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget The only Sony division to lose money this quarter was Mobile
Kaz Hirai's slimmer, fitter Sony hasn't just turned a corner, it's well on its way to earning its highest annual profit in years. The latest update on the company's financial healt...
03:43 am -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget Square's full-fledged cash register will cost $999
Square's existing point-of-sale systems were designed with smaller businesses in mind, those that would have no issues selling with the help of an iPad or a phone. But the setup might not always ...
01:23 am -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget Samsung collects record profits, again
Last year at this time Samsung's profits suffered a blow due to exploding Galaxy Note 7s, but this year -- despite ongoing executive turmoil -- the product lineup is performing as expected. Not c...
12:47 am -04 - Tue, October 31, 2017
Engadget 'Dota 2' Dueling Fates update includes extensive gameplay changes
Dota 2 is set to receive some major gameplay changes, according to Valve's newly released Dueling Fates patch notes. The update will arrive on 1st November, bringing with it the new characters te...