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11:55 pm -05 - Sat, December 30, 2017
Engadget Congo orders cuts to internet and SMS to stifle protests
Authoritarian leaders are fond of severing communications in a bid to hold on to power, and that tradition sadly isn't going away. The Democratic Republic of Congo's government has ordered t...
10:18 pm -05 - Sat, December 30, 2017
Engadget OkCupid's 'real' name push isn't sitting well with users
OkCupid is facing a lot of backlash for ditching usernames in favor of real names. As TechCrunch noted, its app's Google Play and App Store pages are flooded with one-star reviews posted over the...
08:52 pm -05 - Sat, December 30, 2017
Engadget Kenwood will be one of the first to offer wireless Android Auto
Google talked about wireless Android Auto back in spring 2016, but there hasn't exactly been widespread adoption. You still have to assume that you'll need a USB cable when you hit the road...
07:20 pm -05 - Sat, December 30, 2017
Engadget Telegram suspends channel for encouraging violent Iran protests
Iran is currently engulfed in demonstrations: many are protesting the clerical leadership, corruption and increasing costs of living, while counter-protestors are trying to protect the regime. And Te...
05:50 pm -05 - Sat, December 30, 2017
Engadget Florida may finally implement full ban on texting while driving
There are 43 states that currently treat texting while driving as a primary offense, but Florida isn't one of them -- you have to break another law before texting enters the picture. However, le...
04:19 pm -05 - Sat, December 30, 2017
Engadget Cryptocurrency expert kidnapped for $1 million bitcoin ransom
On Tuesday, cryptocurrency expert Pavel Lerner was snatched by an armed gang wearing ski masks near his office in Ukraine. It was a kidnap-for-ransom scheme, but with a high-tech twist: instead of ask...
02:47 pm -05 - Sat, December 30, 2017
Engadget Apple's $29 iPhone battery replacements are available a month early
Apple was only poised to offer discounted iPhone battery replacements to Americans in late January, but they're already here. The company has issued a statement announcing that the $29 replacemen...
01:18 pm -05 - Sat, December 30, 2017
Engadget State Department releases emails from Clinton aide Huma Abedin
Like it or not, the Hillary Clinton email saga isn't over yet. The US State Department has released about 2,800 emails and other documents from former Clinton aide Huma Abedin that were found on...
11:46 am -05 - Sat, December 30, 2017
Engadget Xbox party chat arrives on iOS in beta
You no longer need an Android phone if you want to join in Xbox party chats when you're away from your console -- Microsoft has introduced party chat to the beta Xbox app for iOS. If you've...
10:15 am -05 - Sat, December 30, 2017
Engadget Blunders and blockbusters from the biggest names in tech
In many ways, the world in 2016 was defined by its mistakes. Companies let products languish, and when they did release updates, they often made questionable design choices. And of course, one of Sams...
08:45 am -05 - Sat, December 30, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the last weekend of 2017. Before we dive into a new year we're checking out all of Friday's plus some highlights from earlier this week. See y...
07:13 am -05 - Sat, December 30, 2017
Engadget Birkenstock vs. Amazon feud extends to search typos
In 2016 Birkenstock chose to stop doing business with Amazon, citing problems with counterfeit goods on the site and shady resellers. Now, the shoe company has a court win too, where a German judge ru...
02:39 am -05 - Sat, December 30, 2017
Engadget LAPD arrest 25-year-old suspect in Wichita 'swatting' case
Thursday night Wichita police killed Andrew Finch after responding to a call claiming a man at his address had shot someone and was holding others hostage. That call was a hoax, commonly referred to a...
02:39 am -05 - Sat, December 30, 2017
Engadget LAPD arrests 25-year-old suspect in Wichita 'swatting' case
Thursday night Wichita police killed Andrew Finch after responding to a call claiming a man at his address had shot someone and was holding others hostage. That call was a hoax, commonly referred to a...
02:39 am -05 - Sat, December 30, 2017
Engadget LAPD arrested a 25-year-old suspect in Wichita 'swatting' case
Thursday night Wichita police killed Andrew Finch after responding to a call claiming a man at his address had shot someone and was holding others hostage. That call was a hoax, commonly referred to a...
10:22 pm -05 - Fri, December 29, 2017
Engadget Marvel wants to help you make comics, just leave out the farts
If you've ever wanted to make your own comic but don't quite have the skills to draw one, Marvel and Tap Tap Comics have a solution. Called Marvel: Create Your Own, the new app will let you ...
07:46 pm -05 - Fri, December 29, 2017
Engadget Experts will use 3D imaging technology to assess art damage
Preserving and restoring art is a very tricky business. Trying to maintain the balance between original work and repairing damage is difficult and oftentimes methods aren't always agreed upon by ...
05:37 pm -05 - Fri, December 29, 2017
Engadget Alleged swatting hoax ends in the death of a father of two
Yesterday evening, a 28-year-old Kansas man was shot by police after the station received a call about a hostage situation taking place at the man's residence. "It was a shooting call involv...
05:37 pm -05 - Fri, December 29, 2017
Engadget Alleged swatting hoax ends in the death of a father of two (updated)
Yesterday evening, a 28-year-old Kansas man was shot by police after the station received a call about a hostage situation taking place at the man's residence. "It was a shooting call involv...
05:05 pm -05 - Fri, December 29, 2017
Engadget Forever 21 breach exposed customer credit card info for months
If you shopped at a Forever 21 store this year, there's a chance your credit card information may have been stolen, CNET reports. The retail store confirmed this week that between April 3rd and N...
04:20 pm -05 - Fri, December 29, 2017
Engadget Maybe private 'Black Mirror' messages weren't a good idea, Netflix
'Tis the season for ominous, intrusive internet promotional campaigns. Netflix has spooked users on a Turkish equivalent to Reddit, Eki S&ouml;zl&uuml;k, by sending them promotional dire...
03:34 pm -05 - Fri, December 29, 2017
Engadget All 50 states opt in to AT&Ts FirstNet public safety network
FirstNet, the nationwide broadband network for first responders, will be the official public safety network for all 50 US states. The network has been a very long time coming. Having been initially pr...
03:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 29, 2017
Engadget 2017s biggest cybersecurity facepalms
2017 was a year like no other for cybersecurity. It was the year we found out the horrid truths at Uber and Equifax, and border security took our passwords. A year of WannaCry and Kaspersky, VPNs and ...
02:42 pm -05 - Fri, December 29, 2017
Engadget 'PUBG' sets new record with three million simultaneous players
In case you needed further proof that people really, really, really like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Steam has your back. Today, the game shattered its previous concurrent-players recor...
02:13 pm -05 - Fri, December 29, 2017
Engadget Kroger is the next grocery chain hoping to cut checkout lines
It's not just tech giants like Amazon or corporate behemoths like Walmart that are hoping to reduce the need for checkout lines. Kroger is expanding its Scan, Bag, Go self-checkout technology fro...
01:44 pm -05 - Fri, December 29, 2017
Engadget iFixit discounts iPhone battery replacement kits amid Apple backlash
Apple may have apologized for the confusion surrounding its intentional slow down of older iPhones to balance battery life and performance, but that doesn't change the fact that it's happeni...
01:14 pm -05 - Fri, December 29, 2017
Engadget US Representative calls for civics-focused social networks
In an article published today in TechCrunch, US Representative Rick Crawford called for a change in how elected officials engage with their constituents on social networks. He compared current options...
12:46 pm -05 - Fri, December 29, 2017
Engadget Some mobile games are listening to what children watch
Just in time for the new season of Black Mirror, another report of a company using smartphones to listen in on users has surfaced. The New York Times reported this week that a number of apps are using...
12:14 pm -05 - Fri, December 29, 2017
Engadget Samsung and LG say they do not slow down older phones
Apple has been under fire recently over the revelation that the company was intentionally slowing down older phones in order to balance performance and battery life. Now, LG and Samsung have both clar...
12:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 29, 2017
Engadget The best smart scales
By Shannon Palus and Melanie PinolaThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it ...
11:34 am -05 - Fri, December 29, 2017
Engadget The cat pillow you've always wanted is now available for pre-order
Three weeks ago, Yukai Engineering wrapped up a successful Kickstarter campaign in which it raised approximately $110,000 for the Qoobo, which is a pillow with a robotic cat tail that responds to phys...
11:03 am -05 - Fri, December 29, 2017
Engadget Bloodborne is still hiding boss battles almost three years later
Bloodborne might be a couple of years old now, but that doesn't mean it's unveiled all of its secrets. Its chalice dungeons give players countless areas to explore and enemies to fight. Now,...
10:42 am -05 - Fri, December 29, 2017
Engadget Facebook deletes accounts of Chechnya leader hit with US sanctions
Ramzan Kadyrov, Head of the Chechen Republic and one of Vladimir Putin's staunchest allies, was a frequent Facebook and Instagram user up until recently. The controversial leader found himself lo...
10:21 am -05 - Fri, December 29, 2017
Engadget The Nintendo Switch's GPU is key to installing unofficial games
Game console manufacturers don't particularly like hackers, but Nintendo's relationship with them has always been particularly tenuous. At a recent hacking conference in Germany a team prese...
10:00 am -05 - Fri, December 29, 2017
Engadget Facebook, Twitter and social medias road to federal regulation
The extent of Russia's meddling in the 2016 US presidential election remains unclear, but it's no secret that social media played a major role. This year brought with it a great deal of scru...
09:38 am -05 - Fri, December 29, 2017
Engadget China's Shenzhen city electrifies all 16,359 of its public buses
If you ever see anyone crowing about how nobody's taking the initiative on sustainable transport, point them in the direction of Shenzhen. The Chinese city has announced that it has successfully ...
09:16 am -05 - Fri, December 29, 2017
Engadget Facebook and Twitter could face UK sanctions over fake news
The chair of a UK committee investigating fake news has threatened Facebook and Twitter with "sanctions" if they allow the issue to fester on their respective platforms. In an interview with...
09:09 am -05 - Fri, December 29, 2017
Engadget Kodi comes full circle with a return to the Xbox
Media streaming software Kodi used to be known as XBMC (Xbox Media Center), but ironically, one of the few devices it hasn't worked on is the Xbox One -- until now. Kodi has unveiled version &quo...
08:31 am -05 - Fri, December 29, 2017
Engadget Japan's disaster alerts will work with all Android 8.1 phones
Japan gets a lot of natural disasters. Combine the threat of earthquakes, tsunamis and typhoons (however mild), and it's easy to see why the Japanese government offers alerts across TV, radio and...
07:31 am -05 - Fri, December 29, 2017
Engadget Porsche's electric Mission E will pack up to 670 horsepower
We've already noted that Porsche is gunning for Tesla with its Mission E sports car, and has even been spotted testing it against the Model X and Model S. Now we know more about what you'll ...
06:30 am -05 - Fri, December 29, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, December 29th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Apple's apologizing to its customers, and we're running down the best games from last year. Plus, the new season of Black Mirror is here....
05:49 am -05 - Fri, December 29, 2017
Engadget 'Black Mirror' season four is here to ruin your holiday spirit
At some point during Christmas and New Year, the days just sort of blend together. Sat silently in your parents' living room, you're already bored of your gifts, permanently spaced from ...
03:56 am -05 - Fri, December 29, 2017
Engadget YouTube's poor AI training led to rise of child exploitation videos
YouTube uses algorithms and human moderators, but it still couldn't prevent the rise in disturbing, child-exploitative videos on the platform. Why? Well, it's likely due to various reasons -...
02:03 am -05 - Fri, December 29, 2017
Engadget Facebook apologizes for its moderation 'mistakes'
With over 2 billion users and counting, policing Facebook is an increasingly difficult task. The unenviable job rests on the shoulders of a 7,500-strong team of content moderators (alongside the site&...
10:41 pm -05 - Thu, December 28, 2017
Engadget Apple wireless charging patent describes ability to prioritize devices
Two patent applications published today by the US Patent and Trademark Office give us a peek into what kind of mobile device charging options Apple may be giving us in the future. As VentureBeat repor...
07:20 pm -05 - Thu, December 28, 2017
Engadget FCC extends waiver for video game accessibility for the last time
The idea behind 2010's 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) is to make sure that federal accessibility laws created in the '80s and '90s were updated to includ...
06:28 pm -05 - Thu, December 28, 2017
Engadget NASA lends a hand to new American Girl doll with Mars aspirations
While the American Girl brand is well-known for teaching the past through dolls with fictional ties to important events, its latest aims to inspire youths to make history themselves. On the first day ...
05:49 pm -05 - Thu, December 28, 2017
Engadget LastPass fixes fingerprint security flaw in its Authenticator app
Password manager LastPass has an extra layer of protection for its Authenticator app, in the form of a fingerprint and/or PIN that ostensibly keeps people out of your passwords if they find your phone...
05:18 pm -05 - Thu, December 28, 2017
Engadget Netflix's 'Bright' nabs 11 million viewers in its first three days
It turns out betting on Will Smith paid off for Netflix. The company's first blockbuster film, Bright, garnered 11 million streaming viewers in the U.S. over its first three days, according to Ni...
04:59 pm -05 - Thu, December 28, 2017
Engadget Apple apologizes for confusion over slowdowns with older iPhones
Apple has been in hot water for the last few weeks after the company admitted that it sometimes reduced processor speeds on iPhones with aging batteries as a way to balance performance and battery lif...
04:38 pm -05 - Thu, December 28, 2017
Engadget Valve loses appeal over Steam refund policy in Australia
Valve will have to pay the piper over its former Steam refund policy. Australia's Full Court of the Federal Court has dismissed Valve's appeals of a ruling and accompanying fine (worth $2.2 ...
04:17 pm -05 - Thu, December 28, 2017
Engadget Google Photos compiles your pics in Smiles of 2017 video
Google wants to give a you look back at the year and it's doing so with a video called "Smiles of 2017" that compiles some of the photos you saved throughout year. The short movies are ...
03:54 pm -05 - Thu, December 28, 2017
Engadget Google pulls the Pixel C tablet from its online store
For now, at least, Google is out of the Android tablet game. The search giant has pulled the Pixel C from its official store, redirecting product page visitors to the Pixelbook. The company hasn'...
03:23 pm -05 - Thu, December 28, 2017
Engadget Apple may face criminal charges in France over iPhone slowdowns
Earlier this month, Apple admitted to slowing older iPhone models in order to prevent phones with older batteries from suddenly shutting down. Now, Reuters reports that the company may face a legal ba...
02:52 pm -05 - Thu, December 28, 2017
Engadget North Korea gets a modern staple: lousy airport WiFi
North Korea is continuing to slowly embrace modern technology, although not in the ways you might like. The AP's Eric Talmadge has discovered that Pyongyang's airport now has WiFi, with $2 g...
02:31 pm -05 - Thu, December 28, 2017
Engadget Chrome OS will finally run Android apps in the background
While it's no longer a novelty to run Android apps on your Chromebook, that doesn't mean they run well. To date, most of those apps pause when you switch away -- fine for a phone, but not w...
02:08 pm -05 - Thu, December 28, 2017
Engadget Apple and Amazon may set up shop in Saudi Arabia soon
Saudi Arabia has slowly been changing its attitude toward tech over the past two years, trying to lure in foreign investment from Silicon Valley. Now, Reuters reports that both Apple and Amazon are in...
01:47 pm -05 - Thu, December 28, 2017
Engadget Softbank acquires large stake in Uber
After months of courtship, it seems that Softbank has finally agreed on an investment deal with Uber. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Japanese titan has succeeded in a bid to snag a large pe...
01:39 pm -05 - Thu, December 28, 2017
Engadget South Korea enacts new cryptocurrency regulations
The South Korean government announced new cryptocurrency regulations today, which led to a 12 percent and eight percent drop in bitcoin and ethereum prices, respectively. After the US and Japan, South...
01:18 pm -05 - Thu, December 28, 2017
Engadget Fire TV users lose access to the YouTube app earlier than expected
Amidst the ongoing disagreements between Google and Amazon, the version of YouTube currently accessible on Amazon Fire TVs was scheduled to be disabled starting January 1st. But TechCrunch reports tha...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 28, 2017
Engadget Xbox's lack of compelling games won't be fixed next year
Microsoft's 2017 started six months early. At E3 2016, Xbox chief Phil Spencer closed out the company's keynote by teasing the "most powerful console ever." At this year's sho...
12:41 pm -05 - Thu, December 28, 2017
Engadget Renewable energy outstripped coal use in the UK for most of 2017
The UK has been working to significantly reduce its carbon emissions and with that effort, it hit some major green milestones this year. In April, the country went a full day without coal-generated po...
12:22 pm -05 - Thu, December 28, 2017
Engadget China will cap QR-code payments to tackle fraud
China's central bank is issuing regulations over QR-code-based payments. Paying for things by scanning a barcode with the Alibaba or WeChat app is more common than using cash in the region and no...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 28, 2017
Engadget Scientists 'hack' cells to create 3D shapes from live tissue
Never mind 3D-printing organs -- the real dream is to make the tissue itself bend to your will, and UCSF scientists have managed just that. They've discovered that they can 'hack' spec...
11:28 am -05 - Thu, December 28, 2017
Engadget Snapchat wants to help you relive your best 2017 memories
If you haven't had enough reminders of how the year 2017 went, Snapchat is here for you. The Next Web noticed that the social media service is offering its users "Your 2017 Story," whic...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, December 28, 2017
Engadget The best games of 2017
It had just turned April when we declared that 2017 was a great year for video games. The post-holiday quarter is usually fairly quiet for new releases, but in 2017 it brought us legitimate contenders...
10:32 am -05 - Thu, December 28, 2017
Engadget A 'Final Fantasy' VR coaster is coming to Universal Studios Japan
Universal Studios Japan is launching a limited-time Final Fantasy ride and just released a video and other info to show what it'll be like. Called the Final Fantasy XR ride, it uses the existing ...
10:03 am -05 - Thu, December 28, 2017
Engadget Russia lost a $45m satellite because of a launchpad mix-up
Despite Russia's ambitious plans for space domination it's not had a great deal of luck bringing its designs to fruition. The Roscosmos program's budget was slashed in 2015 (because of ...
09:28 am -05 - Thu, December 28, 2017
Engadget Google will continue to let sites opt out of showing in search results
Google swears it won't start scraping websites that previously opted out of web crawling just because it can now legally go back to its old ways. Back in 2012, the tech titan promised to change i...
09:05 am -05 - Thu, December 28, 2017
Engadget 'Half-Life 3' fan venture 'Project Borealis' is taking shape
The team behind Half-Life's fan-made third instalment, Project Borealis, have been busy. In an update posted to Reddit, the developers revealed some of the progress they've made in their fir...
08:01 am -05 - Thu, December 28, 2017
Engadget Scientists made a virtual supernova you can walk around
At 11,000 light-years away, it's safe to say you won't be able to visit Cassiopeia A even if private space corporations start selling seats to amateur spacefarers. Thanks to a team of scient...
07:02 am -05 - Thu, December 28, 2017
Engadget Twitter bans 'Impostor Buster' bot that ID'd Nazi trolls
It's been a rocky road to Twitter's newfound pledge to kick members of hate groups off its platform. For those on the end of racist abuse, reporting trolls to Twitter has been a frustrating ...
06:00 am -05 - Thu, December 28, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, December 28th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Good morning. NASA is already planning a mission in 2069, we watch an iPhone X camouflage your face, and combine sex, robots and popular culture....
04:28 am -05 - Thu, December 28, 2017
Engadget LG unveils its first smart speaker with Google Assistant
LG is acting on its promise to unveil a slew of AI-powered gadgets at CES this January. The tech giant has unveiled a 2018 speaker lineup headlined by the ThinQ Speaker, a Google Assistant-powered de...
03:02 am -05 - Thu, December 28, 2017
Engadget Amazon hopes for major expansion of its online ad business
You probably don't associate Amazon with online ads outside of sales pitches for Echo speakers, but you might think differently in the near future. CNBC sources claim that Amazon is aiming to exp...
02:04 am -05 - Thu, December 28, 2017
Engadget Olympic organizers may use facial recognition to manage guests
Japan is looking for a different way to confirm the identity of the hundreds of thousands of athletes, officials and journalists who will be attending the 2020 Olympics. The Japan Times reports that s...
12:33 am -05 - Thu, December 28, 2017
Engadget Thousands of websites are quietly fighting ad blocking
Websites aren't always conspicuous in their attempts to combat ad blockers. Researchers from the University of Iowa and UC Riverside have learned that 30.5 percent of the top 10,000 websites hav...
11:13 pm -05 - Wed, December 27, 2017
Engadget WeChat accounts could double as state IDs in China
Some WeChat users in China will soon be able to use the chat app as a state-issued ID card. Financial Times reports that those living in Guangdong's capital city Guangzhou will be able to use fac...
10:02 pm -05 - Wed, December 27, 2017
Engadget Researchers say life on Mars may have had a better chance underground
Mars is now a dry, cold planet, but whether it once supported life is still an open question. On Earth, areas that once hosted long dried-up bodies of water have been a rich source of evidence of anci...
08:52 pm -05 - Wed, December 27, 2017
Engadget What's on TV: 'Black Mirror,' 'Bill Nye' and bowl games
As the time ticks down until 2018, we have a few new debuts scheduled for this week. Netflix is coming out swinging, with a new season of Black Mirror, season two of its Bill Nye series, the third sea...
06:58 pm -05 - Wed, December 27, 2017
Engadget Apple's original graphical OS will be available for free in 2018
If you've ever wanted to try Apple's graphical interface on the Lisa, the computer that preceded the Mac, you've been relegated to either using an emulator or (if you're lucky) tra...
06:06 pm -05 - Wed, December 27, 2017
Engadget Watch a developer erase his face with the iPhone X
The iPhone X's Face ID sensors have shown great potential for art, gaming and just weird apps, but a Japanese developer has taken another tack with the device. Using Unity, ViRD game developer @n...
05:35 pm -05 - Wed, December 27, 2017
Engadget Hackers say Nintendos hidden golf game on Switch is gone
Back in September, intrepid hackers prying into the Nintendo Switch found a game hidden in the system's code: FLOG, a version of the classic NES title 'Golf.' After further examination,...
05:01 pm -05 - Wed, December 27, 2017
Engadget Anyone can buy the Surface Pro with LTE on the Microsoft Store
As Microsoft had previously announced, it began selling Surface Pro models with LTE to business customers only on December 1st. But if consumers want to pick one up, the LTE-equipped commercial 2-in-1...
04:27 pm -05 - Wed, December 27, 2017
Engadget Snapchat Stories may be coming to the web
Snapchat may have a new way to fight Facebook's me-too efforts: make Stories available beyond its mobile app. A Cheddar source has claimed that Snap is working on Stories Everywhere, which (surp...
03:27 pm -05 - Wed, December 27, 2017
Engadget Human Go champion backtracks on vow to never face an AI opponent again
Back in May, AlphaGo from Google, an AI algorithm that is part of DeepMind, defeated the human world champion Ke Jie in a three-part match. After it was over, Jie vowed never to play a computer again....
03:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 27, 2017
Engadget Sony's A7R III mirrorless can take anything you throw at it
On paper, Sony's $3,200 full-frame mirrorless Alpha A7R III is a beast. With an ultra-high-res 42.4-megapixel sensor that can shoot bursts at 10 fps, you can capture landscape photos one day and ...
02:33 pm -05 - Wed, December 27, 2017
Engadget Huawei's Mate 10 flagship may launch on AT&T in February
Chinese phone makers rarely get top billing in the US, but that might change in a matter of weeks. Sources speaking to The information have claimed that Huawei has scored a previously rumored deal to...
01:56 pm -05 - Wed, December 27, 2017
Engadget LG and Here help self-driving cars share their knowledge
Self-driving cars clearly stand to benefit from sharing data -- you want your car to know about traffic jams before you're stuck in gridlock. And LG knows it. The tech giant is partnering with ...
01:29 pm -05 - Wed, December 27, 2017
Engadget The WHO may add video games to its list of recognized addictions
The World Health Organization's ICD, or International Classification of Diseases, is used by medical professionals, scientists, researchers and more to define and classify diseases around the wor...
12:52 pm -05 - Wed, December 27, 2017
Engadget Some Sonos and Bose speakers are being remotely hijacked
If you have a Sonos or Bose product connected to your home Wi-Fi system and you've been hearing some strange sounds out of it, the good news is that your speaker isn't haunted. The bad news ...
12:26 pm -05 - Wed, December 27, 2017
Engadget Nintendo is delaying the Switch's 64GB game cards
To get around the Switch's current 32GB limit on game cards, Bethesda spilt Doom into two parts. The campaign is what shipped on the game card, and multiplayer was a separate download. It sounds ...
12:05 pm -05 - Wed, December 27, 2017
Engadget You dont need a PhD to grasp the anxieties around sex robots
NSFW Warning: This story may contain links to and descriptions or images of explicit sexual acts.If you want to understand the myriad issues concerning sex robots that humanity needs to grapple with, ...
11:29 am -05 - Wed, December 27, 2017
Engadget Putin wants to police social media ahead of Russian election
Russia's president Vladimir Putin wants to start monitoring companies on social media during the country's presidential election next year, to assess just how involved they are with domestic...
11:02 am -05 - Wed, December 27, 2017
Engadget China's extension of EV tax rebates is good news for car makers
Electric cars had their best year ever in 2017, but the market is still fragile -- without subsidies, prices still aren't cheap enough for the average consumer. The US decided to keep EV tax cred...
10:29 am -05 - Wed, December 27, 2017
Engadget Internet Archive gets $1 million donation from bitcoin fund
The cryptocurrency landscape has seen a flurry of activity lately as values have reached eye-watering figures and people scramble to get a piece of the digital pie -- they're even re-mortgaging t...
10:00 am -05 - Wed, December 27, 2017
Engadget Green tech will be everywhere in 2018
In 2017, clean power gathered unprecedented momentum. Multiple automakers launched entire families of EVs, including the most exciting one yet, Tesla's Model 3. The company also started pre-order...
09:32 am -05 - Wed, December 27, 2017
Engadget Hyundai and Kia will offer AI assistants in 2019 cars
Hyundai and Kia both have reputations as early adopters of in-car tech, and that's truer than ever now that voice assistants are becoming a practical reality on the road. The Korean automakers h...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, December 27, 2017
Engadget Will Smith's 'Bright' is terrible, but that doesnt matter to Netflix
By most accounts, Netflix's big-budget Will Smith blockbuster Bright is one of the worst movies of the year. It has a 32% score on Rotten Tomatoes -- critics don't just dislike it; they'...
08:15 am -05 - Wed, December 27, 2017
Engadget Kanye West bought Kim Netflix and Apple stock for Christmas
It's Christmas morning in the Kardashian-West household. The family, possibly wearing Final Fantasy&shy;-inspired pyjamas, gathers under an enormous blinged-out tree. "Can we listen to C...
07:31 am -05 - Wed, December 27, 2017
Engadget Lenovo's standalone Daydream VR headset pops up at the FCC
HTC may have ditched its Google Daydream headset, but Lenovo still appears to be on track. An FCC filing has surfaced for a Mirage Solo standalone VR headset "with Daydream." There aren�...
06:00 am -05 - Wed, December 27, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday, December 27th 2017
Hey, good morning!And we're back! If you had the last few days off, we hope you enjoyed them. If you were working through, well, we can sympathise. Here's what we've been working on ove...
04:30 am -05 - Wed, December 27, 2017
Engadget LeEco founder ordered to return to China to answer debts
The Chinese tech giant LeEco might have once been dubbed the "Netflix of China," but that lofty acclaim has made its fall from grace all the more brutal. Now, the company's founder, Jia...
03:03 am -05 - Wed, December 27, 2017
Engadget NASA hopes to send a probe to Alpha Centauri in 2069
If you thought NASA was playing the long game with its plan to put people on Mars in the 2030s, you haven't seen anything yet. New Scientist has learned that a team at the administration's ...
12:53 am -05 - Wed, December 27, 2017
Engadget WhatsApp will ditch Blackberry OS and Windows Phone by New Year's
WhatsApp is bidding farewell to older mobile operating systems as the year draws to a close. Specifically, it's ending support for BlackBerry OS (including BlackBerry 10) and Windows Phone 8.0 an...
11:59 pm -05 - Tue, December 26, 2017
Engadget World's coolest chip runs at near absolute zero
How do you find out what happens to physics near absolute zero (aka 0 kelvin), the temperature where particle motion virtually stops? Scientists at the University of Basel might have just the device ...
09:01 pm -05 - Tue, December 26, 2017
Engadget Israel may issue cryptocurrency to speed up payments
Some countries are treating cryptocurrencies as the bane of their existence, but that might not be true of Israel -- it might see the technology as a cure. Reuters sources have claimed that the Bank ...
08:04 pm -05 - Tue, December 26, 2017
Engadget FCC approves first wireless 'power-at-a-distance' charging system
Charging your mobile device wirelessly is certainly less of a hassle than plugging it in, but still requires the device be in physical contact with its station to actually work. That's about to c...
07:10 pm -05 - Tue, December 26, 2017
Engadget Amazon's holiday bestsellers include smart plugs and toothbrushes
Amazon has published its customary holiday stats... and they're not as predictable as you might think. While the company spends much of its time crowing about its own device sales (which, as usu...
06:07 pm -05 - Tue, December 26, 2017
Engadget Elon Musk vows to build Tesla pickup truck 'right after' Model Y
Tesla has been hyping up the prospect of an electric pickup truck for a long time (you're looking at an artist's rendering above), but when can you expect to see it? You might have a clearer...
05:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 26, 2017
Engadget The best washing machines (and their matching dryers)
By Liam McCabe 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 c...
04:45 pm -05 - Tue, December 26, 2017
Engadget Live trivia hit HQ comes to Android on January 1st
Intermedia Labs is making good on its promise to deliver HQ for Android by the holidays, if only just. The company has revealed that it's planning to make its previously iOS-only live trivia show...
04:06 pm -05 - Tue, December 26, 2017
Engadget Google might set up Pixel 2 retail stores in India
India is the world's second largest smartphone market, second only to China. It makes sense, then, that Google would want to push hard to sell its Pixel 2 phones in the region. According to a new...
03:03 pm -05 - Tue, December 26, 2017
Engadget The Library of Congress will start limiting its Twitter archives in 2018
It doesn't seem odd anymore that governments might want to save Twitter archives for historical purposes, what with all the attention our president gets for his contributions to the platform. The...
02:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 26, 2017
Engadget 'Astrocyte' explores how architecture can interact with humans
Philip Beesley's Astrocyte aims to show that architecture can be more than just ornamental. Built from acrylic, mylar, sensors, custom glasswork, 3D-printed lights and using AI, chemistry and a r...
12:29 pm -05 - Tue, December 26, 2017
Engadget Uber is offloading its money-losing car lease business
Uber has been eager to ditch its car leasing business for months, and it appears to have found a buyer. Wall Street Journal sources claim that the ridesharing company is selling its Xchange Leasing ...
11:15 am -05 - Tue, December 26, 2017
Engadget UEFA secures UK court order to block illegal soccer streams
Tearing a leaf out of the English Premier League's playbook, the Union of European Football Associations -- better known as UEFA -- has been granted the power to block illegal match streams by th...
10:00 am -05 - Tue, December 26, 2017
Engadget The new space race is postponed until 2018
Aboard the International Space Station, an A4-size flag of the United States hangs next to a 1:100 model of a space shuttle. The memento, placed there by the last crew to fly on shuttle Atlantis, is m...
09:01 am -05 - Tue, December 26, 2017
Engadget Buried Destiny soundtrack Music of the Spheres leaks
An epic game deserves an epic soundtrack, and Music of the Spheres, an eight-part musical work by Bungie composer Marty O'Donnell, Michael Salvatori and Paul McCartney (yes, of Beatles fame), was...
07:59 am -05 - Tue, December 26, 2017
Engadget Pico's standalone 6DoF VR headset is compatible with Vive Wave
You might have missed the original Pico Neo VR headset back in April 2016, but the name is popping up again thanks to its re-release. Following the HTC Vive Focus, the new Pico Neo was unveiled earlie...
07:00 am -05 - Tue, December 26, 2017
Engadget Garmin's new Vivofit lasts for a year with an always-on color display
It's hard to stand out in the fitness tracker world when you can easily cover the fundamentals at a very low price. Garmin, however, is trying its level best. It just launched the Vivofit 4, wh...
04:03 am -05 - Tue, December 26, 2017
Engadget 'Star Trek: Bridge Crew' drops its VR headset requirement
There's no question that Star Trek: Bridge Crew benefits from VR -- it helps fulfill that fantasy of helming a starship. Most people don't have the VR headset you need to play the game, howe...
12:52 am -05 - Tue, December 26, 2017
Engadget Redbox deal with Universal eliminates rental window delay
This week, Redbox, the company behind all those movie rental kiosks, extended its distribution deal with Universal, . The studio had previously held fast on a 28-day window between when it released mo...
09:29 pm -05 - Mon, December 25, 2017
Engadget Obama-era plans to zap Russian trolls collapsed under Trump
Before departing office, Barack Obama ordered US spy agencies to plan operations to combat Russian cyberthreats, according to the The Washington Post. But, more than a year into Trump's tenure, h...
08:49 pm -05 - Mon, December 25, 2017
Engadget 'Blade Runner 2049' VFX reel shows CG tricks behind bleak landscapes
There's no question that Blade Runner 2049 revolves around computer-generated effects, whether it's the retro-futuristic technology or its holographic AI personas. However, the CG is more pe...
06:57 pm -05 - Mon, December 25, 2017
Engadget Amazon and Microsoft employees caught up in sex trafficking sting
The tech industry has a clear history of sexism and misogyny, but a recent Newsweek report highlights another problem. The publication got its hands on a slew of emails sent to brothels and pimps betw...
05:01 pm -05 - Mon, December 25, 2017
Engadget New Jersey town will close streets to fight navigation app traffic
It's no secret that some communities hate traffic-savvy navigation apps like Waze with a bitter passion. A congested highway can send legions of commuters down streets that clearly weren't m...
02:58 pm -05 - Mon, December 25, 2017
Engadget Wireless mic Mikme brings high-end sound to mobile videos
There are plenty of portable audio recorders and microphones on the market, but MikMe goes a step beyond all of them. It's a compact wireless microphone that synchronizes with an iPhone app, allo...
01:03 pm -05 - Mon, December 25, 2017
Engadget China's censors have taken down 13,000 websites in 3 years
It's no secret that China is fond of censorship. Now, however, the country has divulged numbers that give a sense of that crackdown's scale. A report from the Standing Committee of the Nat...
11:00 am -05 - Mon, December 25, 2017
Engadget The worst gadgets of 2017
2017 was not a great year, to say the least. And it wasn't just the weekly political dramas, sexual harassment scandals or a massive security breach that affected nearly half the population that ...
09:45 am -05 - Mon, December 25, 2017
Engadget Julian Assange's Twitter account goes quiet (Update: It's back)
Late on Christmas Eve Julian Assange's official Twitter account appears to have been deleted. It's initially unclear if the disappearance was a ban or if Assange simply deleted his own accou...
07:56 am -05 - Mon, December 25, 2017
Engadget Comcast accused of enrolling customers in programs without consent
Subscribe to cable service for long enough and you'll probably run into lousy customer service at some point, whether it's technicians who don't show up on time or phone reps that won&#...
03:57 am -05 - Mon, December 25, 2017
Engadget A robot arm is Prague's latest star DJ
Never mind the debate over whether digital or vinyl is better for DJs -- the real question is whether or not a human should be there in the first place. Prague's Karlovy Lazne club has started e...
11:34 pm -05 - Sun, December 24, 2017
Engadget Russia is planning to put a luxury hotel on the ISS
While American private corporations are working to offer paying customers a short trip to space (or the edge of it), Russia is cooking up something grander. According to Popular Mechanics, it saw a pr...
10:02 pm -05 - Sun, December 24, 2017
Engadget Ubisoft's new AI wing melds gaming and scientific research
Game developers were researching AI well before it became a tech industry trend, but they haven't had much incentive to share their work with the academic world. It's a competitive advantage...
08:33 pm -05 - Sun, December 24, 2017
Engadget AMG's future electric cars might sound like Linkin Park
Upcoming regulations mean that whisper-quiet EVs must make artificial noises to warn pedestrians, and automakers like Nissan are turning that into a weird marketing opportunity. AMG is taking it to an...
07:03 pm -05 - Sun, December 24, 2017
Engadget OnePlus 5 will get the 5T's Face Unlock feature
The OnePlus 5T's other party trick (besides the tall screen) is Face Unlock: a quick glimpse at your phone is all it takes to sign in. But is it really worth buying just so you don't have t...
05:29 pm -05 - Sun, December 24, 2017
Engadget Qualcomm can start testing its self-driving tech in California
California has given a few more autonomous driving hopefuls permission to test vehicles on its roads, and one of them is a familiar name: Qualcomm. The chipmaker has received permission to test one ve...
03:58 pm -05 - Sun, December 24, 2017
Engadget Tesla 'Santa Mode' Easter egg turns your EV into a winter wonderland
Tesla is no stranger to offering Easter eggs that get you into the holiday spirit, but its latest is particularly... festive. Dive into the Easter egg section on your EV and you'll discover a rei...
02:30 pm -05 - Sun, December 24, 2017
Engadget Subarus Crosstrek is a small but value-packed SUV
Subaru sells emotion. Their entire marketing strategy is about "love," which is actually a pretty accurate take on how we buy cars. There's very little logic in a lot of our buying deci...
01:00 pm -05 - Sun, December 24, 2017
Engadget The best cheap coffee maker
By Thais Wilson-Soler 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...
11:30 am -05 - Sun, December 24, 2017
Engadget After Math: Merry Christmas, you filthy animals
It's been a wondrous week working up to Christmas Eve and not just for the guys with the Tommy Guns. Alamo Drafthouse announced it is starting a rental store and loaning out rare VHS, Protera is ...
10:00 am -05 - Sun, December 24, 2017
Engadget The best gadgets of 2017
2017 hasn't been the easiest year to live through, but we've found joy and comfort in some of the hardware we've tested over the last 12 months. Last year, we saw VR surge in prominence...
08:30 am -05 - Sun, December 24, 2017
Engadget Ben Heck's SNES Classic teardown
How does the SNES Classic compare to the NES Classic? Find out in this episode, wherein Ben picks up the newer edition and performs a teardown. Discover what components are in the box and how differen...
04:04 am -05 - Sun, December 24, 2017
Engadget NVIDIA is gearing up to end 32-bit OS support
The time of the 32-bit OS continues its slow descent into obsolescence. NVIDIA announced that Version 390 of its graphics card driver would be the last to support 32-bit Windows, Linux and FreeBSD sys...
11:07 pm -05 - Sat, December 23, 2017
Engadget iPhone X owners can't use Face ID to approve family purchases
Face ID on the iPhone X is helpful for authorizing a purchase for yourself, but don't expect to use it if you're approving a purchase for your kids. Numerous owners have discovered that the...
09:35 pm -05 - Sat, December 23, 2017
Engadget Court fines Apple for withholding evidence against Qualcomm
Apple and Qualcomm aren't exactly the best of friends, so it's quite surprising to hear that Cupertino is facing fines for failing to produce evidence for a lawsuit against the chipmaker. Ac...
08:03 pm -05 - Sat, December 23, 2017
Engadget Theranos avoids bankruptcy thanks to a last-minute loan
Theranos has come a long way from the days when it was a darling in the biotech industry. The Wall Street Journal's sources have claimed that the blood-testing firm has avoided bankruptcy by sec...
06:32 pm -05 - Sat, December 23, 2017
Engadget Apple poaches three Amazon video execs
Apple's push into original programming has been given another significant boost after it was revealed the company lured three executives over from rival Amazon Studios. Variety reports that Tara ...
05:04 pm -05 - Sat, December 23, 2017
Engadget Hard-to-get 'Destiny 2' holiday loot creates another uproar
Bungie has already learned some hard lessons about making content accessible in Destiny 2, but it's clear the studio still has some brushing up to do. Many gamers are complaining that the drop s...
03:30 pm -05 - Sat, December 23, 2017
Engadget The stuff that launched at CES 2017 but never came out
CES is the busiest time of year for Engadget, with our team spending a week on the ground in Las Vegas looking for the latest and greatest products from companies of all sizes and persuasions. Last CE...
01:59 pm -05 - Sat, December 23, 2017
Engadget Arecibo is monitoring potentially hazardous near-earth asteroid
The iconic Arecibo radio telescope has faced quite a few challenges over the last ten years, including budget cuts, a funding crisis and damage from Hurricane Maria. While it may not be the largest ra...
12:30 pm -05 - Sat, December 23, 2017
Engadget Fragmentation in self-driving cars will eventually be a problem
If you remember the '80s, you were probably amazed that you could walk up to a computer, type the following in BASIC and something would happen:10 PRINT "Robbie is rad"20 GOTO 10...
11:01 am -05 - Sat, December 23, 2017
Engadget Apples self-driving cars could use routes others have traveled
Apple has been working on some sort of autonomous car for a while now. The system &mdash; apparently an add-on to existing vehicles &mdash; has been seen in a research paper back in November. ...
09:30 am -05 - Sat, December 23, 2017
Engadget GearVR was the 'Evolve' and 'Left 4 Dead' studio's savior
"Chaotic." That's how Turtle Rock Studios president Steve Goldstein described the 14 months between its last AAA game, Evolve, being effectively killed and now. The four-hunter-versus-o...
09:30 am -05 - Sat, December 23, 2017
Engadget Gear VR was the 'Evolve' and 'Left 4 Dead' studio's savior
"Chaotic." That's how Turtle Rock Studios president Steve Goldstein described the 14 months between its last AAA game, Evolve, being effectively killed and now. The four-hunter-versus-o...
08:00 am -05 - Sat, December 23, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the weekend. SpaceX's rocket launch had a funny side effect on southern California, and Edward Snowden just released an app....
06:07 am -05 - Sat, December 23, 2017
Engadget Tidals free 12-day trial comes with new content each day
Starting on Christmas, Tidal will begin a 12-day free trial period that's a little different than a typical trial. Tidal already has a 30-day free trial for its regular and HiFi tier, but this on...
04:19 am -05 - Sat, December 23, 2017
Engadget Our solar system may have formed inside a giant space bubble
There are various theories about how the solar system formed, but scientists haven't been able to agree on a single model that explains all the quirks of our corner of space as it exists today. N...
01:49 am -05 - Sat, December 23, 2017
Engadget Google poaches a key Apple chip designer
Google is still snapping up Apple's chip design talent as part of its ongoing quest to create custom processors. The Information has learned that the search giant has hired John Bruno, the desig...
11:25 pm -05 - Fri, December 22, 2017
Engadget Amazon buys Blink in a bid to beef up its connected home lineup
Blink, the wire-free home monitoring system, has been acquired by Amazon. According to a release posted to Blink's website, nothing will change for its customers at the moment. The company will c...
09:57 pm -05 - Fri, December 22, 2017
Engadget OkCupid's dating profiles will soon push for a 'real' name
OkCupid is clearly eager to cast off many dating site traditions. Next on the chopping block: usernames. The service has announced that it will require "real" first names in dating profiles ...
08:52 pm -05 - Fri, December 22, 2017
Engadget SpaceX Falcon 9 launch leaves a creepy cloud over LA
It seems like everyone in southern California is looking up and asking "what is that?" this evening, and after revelations earlier this week about government investigations into unidentified...
07:59 pm -05 - Fri, December 22, 2017
Engadget Russian hackers have been targeting journalists since 2014
The hacker group called Fancy Bear (which has been linked to Russian intelligence agency GRU) has been accused of the leaking of the Democratic National Convention emails, the distribution of malware ...
07:05 pm -05 - Fri, December 22, 2017
Engadget Netflix will unveil two Dave Chappelle specials on December 31st
Remember when Dave Chappelle announced he would be releasing a Netflix special on December 31st? Well, it now turns out there'll be two. Variety reports that along with the previously announced D...
06:16 pm -05 - Fri, December 22, 2017
Engadget Elon Musk shows off the Tesla Roadster he's prepping for space
When Elon Musk revealed his plans for SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket, he also promised the delivery of his own cherry-red Tesla Roadster to space, all while David Bowie's Space Oddity plays. N...
05:15 pm -05 - Fri, December 22, 2017
Engadget Facebook's new tool reveals any fake Russian accounts you followed
Nearly 150 million Facebook users encountered inflammatory posts created by a Russian propaganda operation, and the social giant is finally helping users understand how they were disseminated. Earlier...
04:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 22, 2017
Engadget Edward Snowden's Haven app uses your phone to detect intruders
Forget phone calls &mdash; a new app from The Guardian Project, the Freedom of the Press Foundation and Edward Snowden aims to turn Android smartphones into tiny, unobtrusive security systems. Hav...
03:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 22, 2017
Engadget Apple faces two lawsuits over intentional iPhone slowdowns
Well that was quick. Just two days after Apple admitted that it intentionally slowed down older iPhones with older batteries (to prevent sudden unexpected shutdowns), the company is being sued. Both s...
01:45 pm -05 - Fri, December 22, 2017
Engadget Coinbase halts trading after volatile bitcoin price fluctuation (updated)
At 11:11am ET this morning, the cryptocurrency marketplace Coinbase temporarily disabled buying and selling for all currencies on its site. This came after wild surges in bitcoin's price in the l...
01:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 22, 2017
Engadget CNN kills its made-for-Snapchat daily show
Four months after it launched The Update on Snapchat, CNN is canceling the daily news show. According to the Wall Street Journal's sources, CNN realized "there wasn't a clear enough pat...
12:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 22, 2017
Engadget The best coffee grinder
By Liz ClaytonThis 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 co...
11:00 am -05 - Fri, December 22, 2017
Engadget The Mercedes C63S is a rare mix of style and nerdery
People seem to believe that the ability to drive fast makes them good drivers. Folks who drive below the speed limit are also under the same misconception. The reality is, if you're a good driver...
10:30 am -05 - Fri, December 22, 2017
Engadget 2017 laid the foundation for faster, smarter AI in 2018
"AI is like the Wild West right now," Tim Leland, Qualcomm's head of graphics, told me earlier this month when the company unveiled its latest premium mobile chipset. The Snapdragon 845...
09:18 am -05 - Fri, December 22, 2017
Engadget Insta360 Pro goes 'V2.0' with image quality boost plus new tools
It's only been half a year since the $3,499 Insta360 Pro VR camera started shipping, but the Chinese company is already offering a "V2.0" release right before the holidays. To be exact,...
07:58 am -05 - Fri, December 22, 2017
Engadget Manchester City signs second FIFA pro as 'dedicated PS4 player'
Sports teams the world over are adding gamers to their rosters, but it's particularly common in football. Manchester City FC signed its first eSports pro, Kieran "Kez" Brown, last summe...
07:31 am -05 - Fri, December 22, 2017
Engadget Amazon TV shows are hopping aboard Eurostar trains
Thanks to our need for constant amusement, whether you're on a plane, train or automobile, these days you never have to look at a rubbish book again. The Eurostar high-speed train network has had...
06:00 am -05 - Fri, December 22, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, December 22nd 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.As we prepare for the holiday break, there's some surprising news from Google's parent company and our big smartphone camera head-to-head competition....
04:31 am -05 - Fri, December 22, 2017
Engadget Lizard Squad's founding member pleads guilty to cyber-crimes
A 20-year-old has pleaded guilty in a Chicago federal court to launching cyberattacks and harassment campaigns as a founding member of the hacker-for-hire groups Lizard Squad and PoodleCorp, according...
03:00 am -05 - Fri, December 22, 2017
Engadget Google Play sale serves up 99 cent movie and TV show rentals
If you've been putting off renting a film, buying an app, or downloading an ebook, you'll be glad to hear that it's sale time on the Google Play Store (again). That means all movie rent...
01:32 am -05 - Fri, December 22, 2017
Engadget Sony recruits Khalid for its next VR music event
Google and Samsung have been adding tons of virtual music experiences, both live and pre-recorded, to their respective line-ups this year. So where does that leave Sony? You'd think a corporation...
11:27 pm -05 - Thu, December 21, 2017
Engadget Google AI can rate photos based on aesthetic appeal
Photo apps can help you find objects in your pictures, but they don't tell you whether or not those images are worth sharing. For now, that's still up to you. If Google has its way, though...
09:13 pm -05 - Thu, December 21, 2017
Engadget Senate bill would help guard against election hacks
American election security is a mess. Many voting systems are vulnerable, but replacing machines is expensive -- and then there's the lack of coordination between different levels of government. ...
06:32 pm -05 - Thu, December 21, 2017
Engadget South Korea fittingly equips high-speed train with high-speed LTE
The Winter Olympics are in South Korea in 2018, which is the perfect excuse to refine old technologies and show off new ones in advance of the huge crowds that will descend on the country early next y...
05:50 pm -05 - Thu, December 21, 2017
Engadget DHS's facial scanning program may be inaccurate and illegal
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) doesn't have a great track record with its own technology. DHS staff have been locked out of their own networks, first responder apps have been plague...
05:23 pm -05 - Thu, December 21, 2017
Engadget Eric Schmidt to step down as executive chairman of Alphabet
Eric Schmidt will no longer serve as the executive chairman of Alphabet's board of directors. According to a company statement, he will be transitioning to a new role as technical advisor on &quo...
05:03 pm -05 - Thu, December 21, 2017
Engadget Empire-builder 'Civilization VI' comes to the iPad for $30
Usually, playing Civilization on the go means playing one of the cut-down Revolution games. They're fine, but they're not the same thing. You won't have to make that compromise from n...
04:31 pm -05 - Thu, December 21, 2017
Engadget Google enables third-party Assistant devices in Japan and the UK
The Assistant SDK is the key to enabling Google's AI helper in third-party devices. It's a big deal, then, that it's now available in more corners of the world. Google has expanded th...
04:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 21, 2017
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: An acclaimed gaming mouse gets a price cut
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...
03:43 pm -05 - Thu, December 21, 2017
Engadget Supermassive black holes may control galaxy formation
Scientists have suspected for awhile that the supermassive black holes at the center of most galaxies affect the formation of stars within that galaxy. Now, in a study published this week in The Astro...
03:21 pm -05 - Thu, December 21, 2017
Engadget Nearly three years later, 'The Witcher 3' runs in 4K on Xbox
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's performance on Xbox hardware has never been what I'd call "great." So, when Microsoft announced that CD Projekt RED's massive single-player RPG was ...
02:54 pm -05 - Thu, December 21, 2017
Engadget Apple now requires that games disclose odds of 'loot box' rewards
Apple has always operated its app business with an eye to protecting its customers from potentially shady business practices. From early guidelines around app content to more recent bans on misleading...
02:33 pm -05 - Thu, December 21, 2017
Engadget Instagram live videos can be sent as direct messages
It's easy to start a live Instagram video, but how do your friends know you're broadcasting if they don't catch the usual alert? As of now, you can ping them yourself. Instagram has a...
02:12 pm -05 - Thu, December 21, 2017
Engadget Future Apple Watch models could get EKG heart monitoring
We've already seen an EKG band for the Apple Watch, but now Apple is reportedly working on bringing the feature directly into its smartwatch, Bloomberg reports. With EKG monitoring, the Apple Wat...
01:51 pm -05 - Thu, December 21, 2017
Engadget CaliBurgers new kiosk uses facial recognition to take orders
Cashier-less ordering kiosks are becoming more and more commonplace at fast food restaurants like Wendy's and McDonald's. But Golden State burger chain CaliBurger is taking that one step fur...
01:30 pm -05 - Thu, December 21, 2017
Engadget Tested: the best smartphone cameras compared
I've been lugging around a DSLR ever since I conned my parents into buying me a Minolta Maxxum 5D in 2006, and let me tell you, that didn't win me any popularity points back in high school -...
01:07 pm -05 - Thu, December 21, 2017
Engadget 'Nintendo Power' is back as a podcast
Nintendo Power published tips, strategies, news and everything Nintendo for 24 years until it shut its doors in 2012. The magazine met its demise due to the rise of new media, but now it's back -...
12:44 pm -05 - Thu, December 21, 2017
Engadget NASAs robots will either explore Titan or study a comet
NASA's New Frontiers program consists of a series of unmanned missions with the intent of exploring the solar system. The missions are designed to target specific goals as defined by the broader ...
12:21 pm -05 - Thu, December 21, 2017
Engadget Facebook deal lets you use Universal's music catalog in your videos
Most internet giants strike deals with major labels explicitly with music services in mind, but not Facebook. It just reached a worldwide agreement with Universal Music Group that allows the group�...
11:40 am -05 - Thu, December 21, 2017
Engadget YouTube will now play full-size vertical videos on iOS
If you've ever tried to watch vertical videos on your iPhone, you're probably familiar with the struggle of actually performing the feat. The player didn't resize based on the orientati...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, December 21, 2017
Engadget Instagram tests commenting directly from the photo feed
We wouldn't say that commenting on an Instagram post is a hassle, but it is slower than it could be. Wouldn't it be nice if you could simply share your thoughts while you're still in yo...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, December 21, 2017
Engadget Instagram adds commenting directly from the photo feed
We wouldn't say that commenting on an Instagram post is a hassle, but it is slower than it could be. Wouldn't it be nice if you could simply share your thoughts while you're still in yo...
10:30 am -05 - Thu, December 21, 2017
Engadget In 2017, society started taking AI bias seriously
A crime-predicting algorithm in Florida falsely labeled black people re-offenders at nearly twice the rate of white people. Google Translate converted the gender-neutral Turkish terms for certain prof...
10:17 am -05 - Thu, December 21, 2017
Engadget Printed photos can fool Windows 10's Hello face authentication
Windows 10's facial authentication system might be able to tell the difference between you and your twin, but it could apparently be fooled with a photo of your face. According to researchers fro...
10:00 am -05 - Thu, December 21, 2017
Engadget Fat Shark's 101 starter set is a gateway to drone racing
Fat Shark, the de facto name in drone-video goggles, is moving into the drone game proper with the 101 "drone training system." As the name suggests, the 101 is a quadcopter with new pilots ...
09:37 am -05 - Thu, December 21, 2017
Engadget Apple ignored a major HomeKit security flaw for six weeks
Apple's HomeKit home automation platform is sold on the basis of security, privacy and trust -- users had to buy brand-new accessories with Apple-approved security components just to get it up an...
09:20 am -05 - Thu, December 21, 2017
Engadget Apple will allow apps built from templates
Apple has revised its App Store guidelines to allow apps built using templates and other app-generation services. The decision -- a one-eighty on its previous policy that banned such apps in the name ...
08:58 am -05 - Thu, December 21, 2017
Engadget People are really into MoviePass unlimited cinema subscription
MoviePass, the deal that eliminates the eye-watering cost of going to the flicks, has passed the one million mark in paid subscribers -- not bad for a service that movie chain AMC lambasted as "u...
08:27 am -05 - Thu, December 21, 2017
Engadget Facebook job ads are being used to filter out older applicants
Facebook's targeted ad tools have landed it in hot water again. Dozens of companies are placing recruitment ads restricted to select age groups on the social network, according to a joint investi...
08:00 am -05 - Thu, December 21, 2017
Engadget LA orders 25 of Proterra's electric buses
Los Angeles wants to field a completely electric fleet of buses by 2030, and it just took a large step toward making that a reality. The city's Department of Transportation (which runs the large...
07:02 am -05 - Thu, December 21, 2017
Engadget Razer gives its phone a major camera update
When the Razer Phone was first announced, we didn't know what to expect. Sure, the company had Nextbit, but a handset just "for gamers?" The whole thing smelled like a gimmick. Turns ou...
06:10 am -05 - Thu, December 21, 2017
Engadget DJI forces UK pilots to sit a knowledge quiz before takeoff
If you're hoping for a DJI drone this Christmas, be prepared for one teeny-tiny roadblock as you rush into the back garden with controller in hand. Today, the company has announced a mandatory &q...
06:00 am -05 - Thu, December 21, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, December 21st 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Good morning! Do you remember Magic Leap? You might remember the hype. Well, we now have a headset to stare at -- even if it's just a render. Your old iPhone ...
04:29 am -05 - Thu, December 21, 2017
Engadget Listen to a 1950s era computer sing 'Jingle Bells'
Here's a new version of Jingle Bells you won't hear played in malls, and it's courtesy of one of the oldest computers in history. Turing archive director Jack Copeland and composer Jaso...
03:03 am -05 - Thu, December 21, 2017
Engadget The first 5G spec has been approved
Carriers like AT&amp;T, Verizon, and T-Mobile are pushing for the implementation of 5G by 2019. Yet, despite the flurry of 5G pilot announcements and spectrum purchases, none of them really know w...
01:23 am -05 - Thu, December 21, 2017
Engadget Facebook swaps fake article flags for fact-checked links
After getting dragged around the time of the general election, Facebook has spent much of this year taking steps to combat the spread of misinformation on its site. Transparency has been a staple of i...
11:29 pm -05 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Engadget Walmart is testing personal shopping and cashier-free stores
Walmart's quest to counter Amazon at every turn has taken its next logical step: helping you avoid as much human interaction as possible. Recode has learned that Walmart has started testing a pai...
10:11 pm -05 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Engadget NSA surveillance reauthorization bill won't go to a vote just yet
House Republicans' plans to vote on a bill reauthorizing and expanding the NSA's data surveillance have been put on ice, at least for a while. Intelligence Committee chair Devin Nunes has i...
09:17 pm -05 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Engadget FDA OKs first gene therapy for hereditary disease
The FDA has approved a new gene therapy that proves the technique can also be used to treat a variety of diseases other than cancer. According to the agency's announcement, the therapy called Lux...
08:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Engadget LG's latest PC monitors bring intense HDR and ultra-wide 5K
LG was one of the first out of the gate with high-end consumer HDR monitors, and now it's ready to spread its wings a bit. It's unveiling three new displays, all of which promise more inten...
06:51 pm -05 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Engadget Amazons Fire TV devices add web browsers to access YouTube
Browsing the web on the big screen in your living room isn't something many of us are clamoring for. Still, Amazon already added its own Silk browser to select Fire TV devices last month, but is ...
06:24 pm -05 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Engadget Watch the trailer for Hulu's apocalyptic cop drama 'Hard Sun'
Hulu and the BBC have been cooking up a TV show this year, and they're now ready to show their creation to the world. The two have released the first trailer for Hard Sun, a "pre-apocalypti...
06:15 pm -05 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Engadget Magic Leap One: All the things we still dont know
It's that time of year again: the special season where everybody's favorite mythical creature makes its annual appearance. That's right, it's Magic Leap hardware teaser season! See...
05:54 pm -05 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Engadget Charizard will look life-size with the 'Pokmon Go' AR update
The latest update for Pok&eacute;mon Go doesn't add new monsters. Instead, it takes advantage of iOS 11's advanced augmented reality tech to give you a better look at them. "The new...
05:33 pm -05 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Engadget Netflix's big-budget film 'Bright' already has a sequel planned
If you're as thrilled as we are for Netflix's Will Smith vehicle, Bright, then get ready for even more excitement. The film, which reportedly cost Neftlix $90 million to make, already has a ...
05:07 pm -05 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Engadget Amazon won't let you upload your own MP3s anymore
Streaming services from Spotify, Apple, Google and Amazon have all but made personal MP3s extinct in most circles. It's not a huge surprise, then, that Amazon has decided to end a program that al...
04:44 pm -05 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Engadget Spotify made it easier to install its app on Linux
According to Canonical, the company behind popular Linux distribution Ubuntu, Spotify just made it super simple for subscribers to install the music-streaming app on Linux machines. The company has ju...
04:23 pm -05 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Engadget Netflix now streams HDR video on Windows 10
You no longer have to turn to your phone or TV to watch Netflix's more vibrant HDR video selection. The streaming behemoth has added support for playing HDR on Windows 10, both in the native Netf...
04:06 pm -05 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Engadget Blue Origin might launch a manned New Shepard flight in 2018
We might witness several new space vehicles blast off with a human crew onboard for the first time next year. One of them could be Blue Origin's New Shepard launch system. According to Jeff Ashby...
03:50 pm -05 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Engadget ESPN lands mobile streaming rights to Monday Night Football
Ever since Verizon traded in its status as the exclusive wireless carrier for streaming live NFL games in order to gain streaming rights across multiple platforms, others have sought deals with the NF...
03:34 pm -05 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Engadget Apple says slower performance of older iPhones is intentional
You're not alone if you've noticed a slowdown in the performance of your older iPhone. The thing is, it may be more related to your battery than the phone itself. After a post on Reddit and ...
03:18 pm -05 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Engadget Twitter two-factor authentication works through third-party apps
For years, Twitter's two-factor sign-in process has required SMS. That's all well and good on a phone, but what about when you're on a tablet, or are in a situation (say, traveling abr...
03:18 pm -05 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Engadget Twitter two-factor authentication can work solely via third-party apps
For years, Twitter's two-factor sign-in process has required SMS at some level, even if just as a backup. That's all well and good on a phone, but what about when you're on a tablet, or...
03:03 pm -05 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Engadget Coinbase halts Bitcoin Cash transactions over insider trading fears
The start of Bitcoin Cash trading on the Coinbase exchange was supposed to be a great opportunity to get into a major new cryptocurrency while its values weren't yet through the roof, but that�...
02:45 pm -05 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Engadget BlackBerry Motion review: It's all about the battery life
Back in the old days, when BlackBerry was the premier smartphone maker, you could count on its devices to feature two things: a physical keyboard and long battery life. Things have changed a lot since...
02:30 pm -05 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Engadget Stargate: Origins will make its streaming debut on February 15th
Stargate: Origins, the digital-only prequel show, will make its debut on February 15th, according to a teaser that was released today. It will be available exclusively on Stargate Command, a dedicated...
02:10 pm -05 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Engadget 'Donut County' is a love letter to LA
From 2002 to 2014, Dunkin' Donuts didn't exist in Los Angeles. Hell, during that time there was just one Dunkin' store in all of California, at a military base on the state's south...
01:50 pm -05 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Engadget Europe unveils roadmap for the next decade of quantum computing
Back in 2016, the EU invested 1 billion euros (almost $1.2 billion at today's exchange rates) in quantum computing. Now, a year and a half later, it's time for an update on what's happe...
01:30 pm -05 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Engadget Samsungs new wall-mountable soundbar has a built-in subwoofer
CES 2018 is right around the corner and we're starting to get a peek at what we'll be seeing there. Today, Samsung announced that it will be showing off its new wall-mountable soundbar, the ...
01:10 pm -05 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Engadget As PUBG finally exits beta, its creators look to the future
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) has been this year's biggest surprise. Since launching on Steam Early Access in late March, the game, which started life as a DayZ mod, has picked up 25 ...
12:50 pm -05 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Engadget Tidal launches app for Apple and Android TVs
Today, Tidal launches its Tidal TV app, allowing subscribers to use the streaming service on their Apple TVs and Android TVs. The app's "Home" section displays recommendations and popul...
12:30 pm -05 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Engadget Worlds collide: VR and AR in 2018
Oculus, the company responsible for kickstarting the $2 billion virtual reality marketplace, knows virtual reality is not the future. As its engineers pour millions of Facebook's dollars into the...
12:03 pm -05 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Engadget Karma's anonymizing LTE hotspot arrives January 15th
Want to keep your internet activity under wraps regardless of what device you're using or where you are? You won't have too much longer to wait. Karma has revealed that its anonymizing Kar...
11:26 am -05 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Engadget New York will tackle unfair biases in automated city services
Whether we're aware of them or not, algorithms affect a huge part of our lives. Now, in a US-first, New York is taking steps to address potential algorithmic biases in services provided by munici...
11:00 am -05 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Engadget Facebook lists all the security emails it sends to fight phishing
Your Facebook account might not have your credit card or bank details, but it could have everything a crook needs to get them. To protect you from phishing schemes designed to steal Facebook log-ins, ...
11:00 am -05 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Engadget California is set to hit its green-energy goals a decade early
California is both the nation's leading renewable-energy proponent and one of the few states to actually put its power where its mouth is. In November, the California Energy Commission released i...
10:35 am -05 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Engadget The Apple TV 4K has already sold out on Amazon
Well, that happened faster than expected: Amazon has begun selling the Apple TV 4K. And just as quick, both the 32GB and 64GB versions are already out of stock. Hopefully you got one overnight if you ...
09:56 am -05 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Engadget Apple may let the same app work on across iOS and Macs
The app situation between iPhones and Macs is a bit of a mess. While mobile apps are updated regularly, the Mac App Store can often leave something to be desired. Now, Apple is finally tackling this c...
09:53 am -05 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Engadget Samsung's faster, smaller DRAM chips are coming to your next PC
Samsung has built the smallest 8-gigabit DDR4 RAM chip ever using its second-generation 10-nanometer manufacturing tech, it said in a news release. The chips are 15 percent more energy efficient and r...
09:21 am -05 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Engadget This is Magic Leaps mixed reality headset
We've been following the development and rumors surrounding Magic Leap's glasses for awhile. Now, we finally have something official: The company revealed the Magic Leap One: Creator Edition...
09:10 am -05 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Engadget Waze adds Liam Neeson as its latest navigator
Liam Neeson seems like the kind of guy you'd want around in a crisis, and while the chances of him appearing when your pipes have burst or someone's fallen down the stairs are slim, you can ...
08:46 am -05 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Engadget Samsung's Bixby assistant loses its former development chief
Samsung's very own voice assistant continues to evolve and bolster itself with new acquisitions and staff, but it's now losing Rhee In-jong, the original head of Bixby development and Samsun...
08:01 am -05 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Engadget Trump removes climate change from national security strategy
It's no secret that the Trump administration has a sceptical view of all things science-based -- earlier this week it banned the CDC from using that very term -- and now, in the face of mountains...
07:52 am -05 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Engadget Three and EE lose High Court fight over 5G spectrum auction
Ofcom has fended off two legal challenges that threatened to delay the UK's next mobile spectrum auction. Three and BT-owned EE had filed separate complaints over a proposed bidding war that was ...
07:01 am -05 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Engadget Amazon may be planning a YouTube rival
In the midst of Google's YouTube blockade on the Echo Show, Amazon could be mulling its own video platform. Google announced it was removing its app from the e-retail giant's touchscreen-pac...
06:00 am -05 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday, December 20th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.What's the connection between chocolate and tech? If you don't know yet, we can answer that for you, as well as provide some impressions of Google's...
04:55 am -05 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Engadget EU decides to treat Uber like a taxi company, not an app
Europe's highest court has ruled that Uber is a transportation company and not some kind of middleman between passengers and drivers, like it has often claimed. The much-anticipated decision open...
04:51 am -05 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Engadget The UK decides 10 Mbps broadband should be a legal right
Over the past decade, the UK government has attempted to lock in a basic level of broadband service across Britain. The idea is that by 2020, members of the public will have the legal right to request...
03:29 am -05 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Engadget LG will release new AI products under the 'ThinQ' brand
LG is getting serious with artificial intelligence and will launch products and services that use AI under a new sub-brand called "ThinQ" starting in 2018. All its upcoming TVs, fridges, eve...
02:10 am -05 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Engadget Audi's latest models add Amazon Music to the dashboard
If you're an Apple CarPlay or Android Auto user, you've no shortage of music streaming services baked into your dashboard. But, if you're relying on your vehicle's default control ...
12:16 am -05 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Engadget The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will display an iPhone 5s
Director Sean Baker ripped up the filmmaking rulebook by shooting his Sundance hit Tangerine on an iPhone 5s. Now, over two years since the flick scooped more than seven times its budget at theaters, ...
10:22 pm -05 - Tue, December 19, 2017
Engadget Duolingo adds French and German to its short story library
Six months ago, language learning service Duolingo introduced new mini-morsels of content called Stories. They walked users through short tales that would ideally be more organic than scripted convers...
09:03 pm -05 - Tue, December 19, 2017
Engadget Android apps must have 64-bit support by August 2019
Android has supported 64-bit apps ever since Lollipop arrived in 2015, but they haven't been necessary. Now, however, Google is laying down the law... or rather, it will. As of August 2019, And...
07:34 pm -05 - Tue, December 19, 2017
Engadget The Void's large-scale VR gaming is coming to Las Vegas
The Void's room-sized, immersive VR gaming is only available in a handful of locations right now, so even a modest expansion is important... it's big deal, then, that the company just added ...
06:41 pm -05 - Tue, December 19, 2017
Engadget Estonia's e-residency head plans the country's own cryptocurrency
Estonia might be the first country to offer cryptocurrency as a way to reward its e-residents. "Estcoin" could be used to reward e-residents (people who set up a business online in the count...
05:57 pm -05 - Tue, December 19, 2017
Engadget US lifts ban on funding research for gene-modified super viruses
For the past 3 years, the US has maintained a moratorium on backing research that involves genetically modifying viruses to make them more potent, whether it's their ability to spread or their le...
05:11 pm -05 - Tue, December 19, 2017
Engadget Proposed net neutrality bill would ban blocking and throttling
Last week, the FCC repealed net neutrality protections put in place in 2015 and returned broadband to a Title I classification. There were many voices expressing concern over the proposal and frustrat...
04:53 pm -05 - Tue, December 19, 2017
Engadget That cigar-shaped asteroid might be covered in organic goo
Last month's discovery of a long, thin object floating ominously through space brought about some pretty fevered speculation about the company mankind keeps in this universe. Was it an alien spac...
04:23 pm -05 - Tue, December 19, 2017
Engadget Windows 10's 'Timeline' continuity is available for testing
Windows 10's much-hyped Timeline feature didn't make the cut for the initial release of the Fall Creators Update, but you will get to try it over the holidays. Microsoft has released a Insid...
03:38 pm -05 - Tue, December 19, 2017
Engadget Waymo preps for self-driving taxi service with rider insurance deal
Waymo faces a slew of challenges if it's going to get its autonomous taxi service up and running, not the least of which is insurance. Who's going to cover passengers when there's no h...
03:16 pm -05 - Tue, December 19, 2017
Engadget Lyft is making it easier for the visually impaired to take a ride
Lyft is working with assistive community Aira to make catching a ride easier for the visually impaired. That means wearable smart glasses and an augmented reality implement for their driver's das...
02:57 pm -05 - Tue, December 19, 2017
Engadget YouTube deals with Sony and Universal pave the way for music service
Earlier this month, Bloomberg reported that YouTube's subscription music service could launch as early as March, but that ongoing and unsolved negotiations with Sony Music Entertainment and Unive...
02:39 pm -05 - Tue, December 19, 2017
Engadget YouTube TV apps for Apple TV and Roku are coming in early 2018
If you were hoping for the dedicated YouTube TV app to show up on your Roku or Apple TV this year, you will need to wait just a little longer. When announced back in October, we were told that apps we...
02:22 pm -05 - Tue, December 19, 2017
Engadget Formula E's Montreal race cancelled over 'financial fiasco'
Formula E may be increasing acceptance of electric racing and EVs in general, but it has faced plenty of problems between bleeding cash (it lost $39.4 million US in the year ending July 2016) and race...
02:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 19, 2017
Engadget Hondas Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is a luxury car at a bargain price
The Honda Clarity line is now complete. After introducing the lease-only pure EV back in July, the Plug-In Hybrid and Fuel Cell models are here; I got to test-drive both at a recent event and came awa...
01:41 pm -05 - Tue, December 19, 2017
Engadget White House temporarily shuts down 'We the People' petition site
The "We the People" site was launched back in 2011 as a way for the rank and file citizens to get a response from the Obama administration if they were able to get 100,000 signatures on any ...
01:22 pm -05 - Tue, December 19, 2017
Engadget Chrome will block the most annoying ads starting February 15th
Back in June, Google announced that Chrome would start automatically blocking annoying internet ads in early 2018. You know the culprits -- ads that autoplay sound, force you to wait several seconds b...
01:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 19, 2017
Engadget Twitch launches a live-streaming reality show
The reality TV genre has pretty much got all bases covered -- there's even a TV show featuring people... watching TV -- but now live-gaming is making its way into the fold with Stream On, by Twit...
12:45 pm -05 - Tue, December 19, 2017
Engadget Facebook and Microsoft disabled slew of North Korean cyber threats
If you ask the White House, North Korea's WannaCry attack was just the tip of the iceberg. Homeland security adviser Tom Bossert reported that Facebook and Microsoft disabled a range of North Ko...
12:28 pm -05 - Tue, December 19, 2017
Engadget Facebook introduces new tools to fight online harassment
Facebook has been rightfully criticized for how it has handled (or not handled) harassment and abuse in the past. But today, the company announced a couple of new tools aimed at fighting online harass...
12:21 pm -05 - Tue, December 19, 2017
Engadget Caavos voice-enabled universal remote ships February 14th
The Caavo universal TV control system, which is aimed at simplifying home TV setups through machine vision, is set to ship on February 14th, The Verge reports. Initially planned to ship last June, the...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 19, 2017
Engadget Facebook brings its social VR 'Spaces' to the HTC Vive
Earlier this year, Facebook unveiled Spaces, its inaugural attempt at bringing the social network to VR. And, seeing as Facebook also owns Oculus, it's no surprise that Spaces was a Rift-exclusiv...
11:39 am -05 - Tue, December 19, 2017
Engadget UPS is Teslas latest electric semi-truck customer
UPS has placed the largest Tesla semi-truck order to date, reserving 125 of the trucks. Since unveiling the electric vehicles last month, Tesla has received quite a few orders from major companies. Pe...
11:18 am -05 - Tue, December 19, 2017
Engadget Facebook will alert you when someone posts your photo, tagged or not
Facebook has launched new tools powered by its facial recognition tech -- the same one that suggests friends to tag in photos. To start with, it has beefed up the alternative text feature it rolled ou...
11:13 am -05 - Tue, December 19, 2017
Engadget London police will use AI to look for child porn on seized devices
Around this time last year, Interpol revealed it was using an AI system to track down child porn on P2P networks in the global hunt for predators. Tech firms like Google and Microsoft have been using ...
11:00 am -05 - Tue, December 19, 2017
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win an Anki Cozmo robot and Overdrive racing set!
When the holiday season rolls around, it's always a good excuse to get in a little play time. Picking up a few items for yourself or guaranteeing second-hand fun after you gift them is a win-win ...
10:46 am -05 - Tue, December 19, 2017
Engadget Microsoft improves transparency for sexual harassment claims
The slew of sexual harassment disclosures in the entertainment business has started to influence the technology world, and Microsoft in particular sees this as an opportunity to rethink its policies. ...
10:30 am -05 - Tue, December 19, 2017
Engadget Geeks are using science to make the best chocolate ever
Rob Anderson is a geek. So he makes chocolate for other geeks, or, more accurately, "people who really like chocolate and geek out about it."What does he mean by that? If you change one step...
10:16 am -05 - Tue, December 19, 2017
Engadget NASA will take images of its quiet supersonic jet's shockwaves
When NASA begins testing its supersonic jet, you won't only hear about it -- you'll see cool images from the experiments, too. The agency has recently completed a series of flight tests prov...
10:00 am -05 - Tue, December 19, 2017
Engadget This year we took small, important steps toward the Singularity
We won't have to wait until 2019 for our Blade Runner future, mostly because artificially intelligent robots already walk, roll and occasionally backflip among us. They're on our streets and...
09:38 am -05 - Tue, December 19, 2017
Engadget Samsung's mega-wide gaming monitor is first to be HDR certified
Last week VESA (finally) launched an HDR standard for computer displays to tell consumers whether a pricey monitor will show games and movies the way the creators intended. Samsung has announced that ...
09:19 am -05 - Tue, December 19, 2017
Engadget 'Dragon Quest Builders' arrives on Switch in February
Square Enix's Minecraft&shy;-style construction game Dragon Quest Builders is coming to Nintendo Switch on February 9 next year. The game -- which was released last year on PS4, PS3 and Vita ...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, December 19, 2017
Engadget Google Home Max review: An assistant for music lovers
Smart speakers like the Amazon Echo and Google Home have proved useful -- but they tend not to sound very good. Sure, they're serviceable in a pinch, and are better than most cheap Bluetooth spea...
08:31 am -05 - Tue, December 19, 2017
Engadget France gives WhatsApp a month to stop sharing data with Facebook
After the EU slapped it with a &euro;110 million fine over unlawful WhatsApp data sharing, you'd think Facebook would be eager to comply with local privacy laws. But France says it has not co...
08:09 am -05 - Tue, December 19, 2017
Engadget Switching mobile operators could soon begin with a text
Ofcom has introduced new rules that should make it easier to switch mobile networks in the UK. At the moment, cancelling a contract and setting up a new one is complicated and time consuming, especial...
08:01 am -05 - Tue, December 19, 2017
Engadget Echo Look can give you style tips from Amazon's fashionistas
If you're tiring of the Echo Look's AI-powered style tips, we have good news. Now, you can submit your full-body selfies to the Amazon Spark hive for feedback from real-life humans. The e-re...
07:02 am -05 - Tue, December 19, 2017
Engadget FAA names seven nuclear research labs as no-drone zones
The FAA has granted DOE's request to make seven of its facilities no-drone zones -- and they're all nuclear research laboratories. Starting on December 29th, you can no longer fly your UAVs ...
06:00 am -05 - Tue, December 19, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday, December 19th 2017
Good morning! This morning we wait with bated breath for a phone screen that will heal itself, test out Amazon's adorable Echo Spot and kick off our year in review coverage....
04:32 am -05 - Tue, December 19, 2017
Engadget Wink pairs with Sonos to auto-tune your smart home
Sonos announced it was opening up its ecosystem a couple months back and, sure enough, controls for Tidal and Pandora followed, with Airplay 2 support also inbound. Unsurprisingly, its upcoming Alexa ...
03:02 am -05 - Tue, December 19, 2017
Engadget Plexs incubator launches a Winamp-inspired music player
Plex's comprehensive media server, complete with live TV and all-round entertainment playback, is a big draw for cord cutters. But, it seems the company is itching to unleash even more products. ...
01:59 am -05 - Tue, December 19, 2017
Engadget Alamo Drafthouse to open video rental store with rare VHS tapes
Do you miss the days when finding a movie to watch meant browsing the local video store, hoping that you'd stumble across some rare gem? Alamo Drafthouse sure does. After amassing collections f...
11:57 pm -05 - Mon, December 18, 2017
Engadget US government names North Korea as the source of WannaCry
Donald Trump's homeland security adviser, Tom Bossert, said in a Wall Street Journal op-ed that "after careful investigation, the U.S. today publicly attributes the massive "WannaCry&qu...
11:37 pm -05 - Mon, December 18, 2017
Engadget Adidas closes its digital sports division
Sportswear brands might be reviving their interest in fitness technology, but Adidas is staging its comeback in a very roundabout way. The company's American segment is closing its dedicated dig...
10:22 pm -05 - Mon, December 18, 2017
Engadget China will allow self-driving car tests on public roads
China is opening up its roads to self-driving cars. The Beijing Municipal Transport Commission released a statement today saying that on certain roads and under certain conditions, companies registere...
09:28 pm -05 - Mon, December 18, 2017
Engadget What's on TV: 'Bright,' 'Christopher Nolan 4K Collection'
As the clock ticks down on 2017, we're finally checking out Netflix's $90 million+ movie. Bright stars Will Smith as a cop in a world full of orcs and other mystical creatures, and we'l...
08:18 pm -05 - Mon, December 18, 2017
Engadget Researchers create less invasive method for placing brain electrodes
Our neurons are firing all the time, receiving signals from other neurons and sending signals of their own. To get a better understanding of how the brain works, scientists often listen in to those si...
07:50 pm -05 - Mon, December 18, 2017
Engadget DHS finds first responder apps are plagued by security issues
While it's great that a consumer app like Waze started offering traffic data to help first responders avoid traffic, emergency professionals have been using their own suite of apps for awhile. Bu...
07:19 pm -05 - Mon, December 18, 2017
Engadget China's most popular game is about to launch in the US
You might not have even heard of Arena of Valor (outside of a Twitch tourney), but it's all-consuming in its native China, with 200 million registered players and over 80 million daily active use...
06:36 pm -05 - Mon, December 18, 2017
Engadget BMW partnership will develop solid-state EV batteries
BMW is jumping into the solid-state battery game and it's doing so by teaming up with battery-developer Solid Power. The company is a spin-out from the University of Colorado Boulder and has been...
05:58 pm -05 - Mon, December 18, 2017
Engadget iRobot and Black & Decker settle over alleged patent infringement
iRobot, maker of the Roomba vacuum, has taken to challenging its competitors over alleged patent violations in an effort to hold on to its market share. In April, it named a number of companies includ...
05:37 pm -05 - Mon, December 18, 2017
Engadget A new polymer could make phone screen repairs a thing of the past
If you've ever had to deal with a cracked smartphone screen, you know what a hassle it can be. Slapping a screen protector on it is only a stopgap until you have to have the screen replaced, whic...
05:16 pm -05 - Mon, December 18, 2017
Engadget Twitter bans extremist account retweeted by Trump
Twitter's enforcement of its new anti-hate rules is having a very immediate and tangible effect. Daily Dot has noticed that Twitter banned the account of Jayda Fransen, the British extremist who...
04:57 pm -05 - Mon, December 18, 2017
Engadget Magic Leap tips its mixed-reality hand with a Sigur Rs app
We really don't know a lot about Magic Leap, the secretive mixed reality company that made waves back in 2015 with a huge investment from Google. Magic Leap has been experimenting with light-bend...
04:38 pm -05 - Mon, December 18, 2017
Engadget 'Brawlout' wants to beat Super Smash Bros. at its own game
The first Super Smash Bros. game launched on the N64 almost 20 years ago and became an instant classic. Every main Nintendo console since has brought a new entry to the series, but the inevitable iter...
04:15 pm -05 - Mon, December 18, 2017
Engadget US Military tests system for on-demand 3D-printed drones
The US military has used drones in combat zones for over a decade to scout and support infantry. Now they're testing a way to give ground troops another edge: The capability to build UAVs themsel...
03:54 pm -05 - Mon, December 18, 2017
Engadget Facebook's government data requests continue to rise
Facebook releases a bi-annual report that details all the data requests it gets from governments. The company just shared its latest Transparency Report for the first half of 2017. In addition to the ...
03:33 pm -05 - Mon, December 18, 2017
Engadget Volkswagen plans 2,800 EV charging stations in the US by 2019
Volkswagen has committed to building an EV charging network in the US. By 2019, VW's Electrify America division plans to install 2,800 charging stations in 17 of the country's biggest cities...
03:12 pm -05 - Mon, December 18, 2017
Engadget 'Final Fantasy' celebrates 30 years of not being very final
On December 18, 1987, developer Square released its first Final Fantasy title to the Nintendo Entertainment System/Famicon console. While Hironobu Sakaguchi thought it would be his last video game, th...
02:51 pm -05 - Mon, December 18, 2017
Engadget Kaspersky sues US government over federal software ban
To no one's surprise, Kaspersky Lab isn't happy that the US government has banned its software over the potential for Russian influence. The security firm has sued the Trump administration t...
02:30 pm -05 - Mon, December 18, 2017
Engadget We're listening to: Sia, Tove Lo and 'Where Should We Begin?'
Welcome back to IRL, our series dedicated to the things that Engadget writers have been playing, using, watching and listening to. This week we're focusing on music and podcasts, from Sia's ...
02:10 pm -05 - Mon, December 18, 2017
Engadget Richard Branson is reportedly Virgin Hyperloop Ones new chairman
Earlier this month, Virgin Hyperloop One co-founder Shervin Pishevar took a leave of absence from the company and his venture capital firm Sherpa Capital following allegations of sexual harassment and...
02:10 pm -05 - Mon, December 18, 2017
Engadget Richard Branson is Virgin Hyperloop Ones new chairman (updated)
Earlier this month, Virgin Hyperloop One co-founder Shervin Pishevar took a leave of absence from the company and his venture capital firm Sherpa Capital following allegations of sexual harassment and...
01:42 pm -05 - Mon, December 18, 2017
Engadget NBC will stream 'Sunday Night Football' to your phone in 2018
The end to Verizon's NFL streaming exclusive is already paying dividends. NBCUniversal has cut a deal with the NFL that gives it the rights to stream Sunday Night Footbal through TV Everywhere on...
01:23 pm -05 - Mon, December 18, 2017
Engadget Apple has finally caught up with iPhone X demand
The iPhone X was an elusive unicorn on launch. If you didn't snag one of the earliest pre-orders or get lucky waiting in line, you were looking at a weeks-long wait -- more than a few people flip...
01:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 18, 2017
Engadget The best subscriptions and gift cards to buy as (last-minute) gifts
Need a last-minute gift? No one will argue if you buy them a gift card to a streaming service. Included in our holiday gift guide are all the usual suspects: Apple Music, Amazon Prime, Netflix in UHD,...
12:40 pm -05 - Mon, December 18, 2017
Engadget Pandora's on-demand music service works over your Xfinity cable box
Xfinity X1 users have been able to access the free version of Pandora, but now they're also getting support for both Pandora Premium and Pandora Plus. In an update available now, users will be ab...
12:20 pm -05 - Mon, December 18, 2017
Engadget Selfies become public art in 'As We Are'
Selfies can be a small act of self-promotion, but it's nothing compared to what artist Matthew Mohr can do for you. He has built a sculpture called As We Are that projects your face onto a 14-foo...
12:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 18, 2017
Engadget Reddit app update brings more of the website to mobile
Reddit launched its mobile app last year and today it's getting a major update. The iOS and Android versions are getting a bunch of new features for both users and moderators that will more close...
12:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 18, 2017
Engadget Amazon Echo Spot review: As smart as it is cute
When Amazon unveiled the Echo Show earlier this year, we questioned if we really needed an Echo with a touchscreen. Surprisingly, the display turned out to be quite useful -- it was good for video, ma...
11:41 am -05 - Mon, December 18, 2017
Engadget Toyota plans to sell more than 10 electric cars by the early 2020s
Toyota recently hinted that it was finally ready to embrace pure electric cars, and now we have a better sense of what that commitment entails. The automaker has outlined its goals for low- and zero-e...
11:41 am -05 - Mon, December 18, 2017
Engadget Toyota plans to offer more than 10 EV models by the early 2020s
Toyota recently hinted that it was finally ready to embrace pure electric cars, and now we have a better sense of what that commitment entails. The automaker has outlined its goals for low- and zero-e...
11:33 am -05 - Mon, December 18, 2017
Engadget UK asks Amazon and eBay to ban tiny prison phones
Justice secretary David Lidington has called on Amazon, eBay and Gumtree to block all sales of miniature mobile phones. These tiny handsets, often less than eight centimetres long, can be bought for &...
11:23 am -05 - Mon, December 18, 2017
Engadget Facebook will begin demoting engagement bait posts in News Feed
Scrolling through your Facebook News Feed, you'll probably come across posts telling you to like or comment if you share some sort of similar sentiment -- "LIKE this if you're an Aries!...
10:00 am -05 - Mon, December 18, 2017
Engadget The best Engadget stories of 2017
This year gave us an innovative new console from Nintendo, an iPhone without a home button, EVs and self-driving cars from almost all the major automakers, and fresh headaches for Twitter and Facebook...
09:41 am -05 - Mon, December 18, 2017
Engadget Deezer's 'SongCatcher' borrows Shazam's song ID trick
As Tidal has showed us lately, streaming is a tough business, but underdog French company Deezer is trying to keep up with its giant rivals Spotify and Apple Music. The site is launching a new feature...
09:20 am -05 - Mon, December 18, 2017
Engadget Theres a fake version of Cuphead on the App Store (updated)
Xbox's retro-inspired Cuphead is on the App Store. There's just one problem: it's a fake. While the iTunes preview page looks legit, the game isn't actually an official project fro...
09:00 am -05 - Mon, December 18, 2017
Engadget Twitter starts enforcing tougher anti-hate rules
Twitter is about to crack down on hate speech in a big way... probably. As it marked on its safety calendar, the social network is now enforcing its recently updated polices on abuse and hate. From to...
09:00 am -05 - Mon, December 18, 2017
Engadget 2017 year in review: Good riddance!
2017 has been a long year. From incessant breaking news alerts to the collapse of net neutrality to a string of natural disasters, we are all very tired. Though it's worth revisiting why this was...
08:55 am -05 - Mon, December 18, 2017
Engadget Ofcom pressured to fix lingering mobile not-spots
Last week, Ofcom published its annual assessment of UK mobile and broadband coverage. It was generally positive: so-called "superfast" internet (classified as 30Mbit/s download speeds or hig...
08:29 am -05 - Mon, December 18, 2017
Engadget 'Rainbrow' is an iPhone X game you play with your eyebrows
If you were eagerly awaiting the day you'd get to control a smartphone game with your eyebrows, the time is now. At least, if you own Apple's thousand-dollar iPhone X. "Rainbrow" (...
08:02 am -05 - Mon, December 18, 2017
Engadget Amazon faces record fine from French fraud watchdog
French President Emmanuel Macron recently helped open a new Amazon distribution center in the north of France, but now the retail giant is in the government's doghouse. Economic Minister Bruno Le...
07:02 am -05 - Mon, December 18, 2017
Engadget Uber lands on BlackBerry Messenger, confusing everyone
The next time you whip out BBM, you'll be able to order an Uber from within the app -- which would be handy if anyone still used BBM. Well, it's evidently still a thing, at least in parts of...
06:00 am -05 - Mon, December 18, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Monday, December 18th 2017
Monday morning arrives, and as we gear up for the pre-holiday weekend (ignoring the five days left to go), we're talking sell-out AirPods (really?), Firefox auto-installs (seriously), and we brea...
04:10 am -05 - Mon, December 18, 2017
Engadget Oculus Rift bundle discounted to $379 until December 20th
After permanently slashing the Rift and Touch combo price to $399/&pound;399, Oculus is at it again. With Christmas fast approaching, the VR headset bundle is now the cheapest it's been since...
02:10 am -05 - Mon, December 18, 2017
Engadget Give Santa your Xmas gift requests on LinkNYCs WiFi kiosks
For the second year running, LinkNYC is giving you a direct line to Father Christmas. Just track down a WiFi kiosk (there's over 1,200 scattered across all five New York boroughs, so it shouldn&#...
02:10 am -05 - Mon, December 18, 2017
Engadget Send Santa your Christmas gift requests on Links WiFi kiosks
For the second year running, LinkNYC is giving you a direct line to Father Christmas. Just track down a WiFi kiosk (there's over 1,200 scattered across all five New York boroughs, so it shouldn&#...
11:11 pm -05 - Sun, December 17, 2017
Engadget Google Assistant on phones now offers a choice of hotwords
Google created a mild amount of confusion when it launched its Home speaker. You could say "hey, Google" to start a command with the living room device, but you still had to use the time-ho...
09:35 pm -05 - Sun, December 17, 2017
Engadget Mueller investigation obtains thousands of Trump transition emails
Government-related emails are once again prompting a very public dispute -- albeit under very different circumstances than a year earlier. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office has confirmed a...
08:03 pm -05 - Sun, December 17, 2017
Engadget Robotic wheelchair gives you a piggyback ride
Most wheelchairs, even the most advanced ones, have conventional seats. They're basically furniture on wheels. And that creates problems. It can be hard to sit in the chair if you're gett...
06:30 pm -05 - Sun, December 17, 2017
Engadget What we're watching: 'The Room,' 'Mindhunter' and 'Star Trek'
This month we're diving into the film that served as the basis for The Disaster Artist, Tommy Wiseau's The Room, as well as the Netflix series Mindhunter. Also, Cherlynn Low explains what yo...
05:05 pm -05 - Sun, December 17, 2017
Engadget Don't expect to buy AirPods as a Christmas gift
Still scrambling to find an audio gift for the holidays? You'll probably need to rule out Apple's AirPods. Both MacRumors and 9to5Mac have discovered that the Siri-enabled earbuds are out of...
03:34 pm -05 - Sun, December 17, 2017
Engadget Tesla discourages commercial cars from using Superchargers
Tesla's Supercharger network was originally designed to enable long-range trips and offer a viable charging option for people who can't usually top up at home or the office. They've qu...
02:02 pm -05 - Sun, December 17, 2017
Engadget Hackers shut down plant by targeting its safety system
Hackers have already attacked critical infrastructure, but now they're launching campaigns that could have dire consequences. FireEye reported that a plant of an unmentioned nature and location ...
12:30 pm -05 - Sun, December 17, 2017
Engadget The best toaster oven
By Brendan Nystedt This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affilia...
11:00 am -05 - Sun, December 17, 2017
Engadget After Math: When you come undone
Oh hey, what a surprise, the guy who joked just last week about how he was a "puppet FCC Chairman" in front of his former Verizon bosses just so happened to spearhead a campaign to roll back...
08:30 am -05 - Sun, December 17, 2017
Engadget Ben Heck's super glue gun: Designing a better enclosure
Karen and Ben break out the pencils and go back to the drawing board to redesign their super glue gun. After changing the auto stand in response to feedback from the element14 Community, the team is l...
04:20 am -05 - Sun, December 17, 2017
Engadget Smart display button puts GIFs on your shirt
The odds are that you've shown your support for a cause with a button on your shirt or backpack at some point in your life. But there's only so much button real estate you can offer, isn�...
11:44 pm -05 - Sat, December 16, 2017
Engadget Pentagon funded UFO identification program for 5 years
Recent UFO research isn't just the work of the X-Files or former pop punk stars. The New York Times has learned that the US Department of Defense quietly funded a program (Advanced Aerospace Thr...
09:40 pm -05 - Sat, December 16, 2017
Engadget Windows 10 included password manager with huge security hole
There's a good reason why security analysts get nervous about bundled third-party software: it can introduce vulnerabilities that the companies can't control. And Microsoft, unfortunately, h...
08:08 pm -05 - Sat, December 16, 2017
Engadget YouTube took down FCC's 'Harlem Shake' video for 7 hours
Remember when "Harlem Shake" musician Baauer said he'd take down FCC chairman Ajit Pai's video marking (and really, trivializing) the death of net neutrality? He meant it... althou...
06:37 pm -05 - Sat, December 16, 2017
Engadget North Korea hackers steal bitcoin by targeting currency insiders
Bitcoin values are skyrocketing, and North Korea appears to be trying to profit from that virtual gold rush. Secureworks reports that the Lazarus Group (a team linked to the North Korean government) ...
05:06 pm -05 - Sat, December 16, 2017
Engadget CDC barred from using terms like 'science-based' in budget docs
We can just imagine CDC personnel still shaking their heads after finding out that they can't use certain terms in official documents for next year's budget. According to The Washington Post...
03:33 pm -05 - Sat, December 16, 2017
Engadget Google won't show news from sites that hide their country of origin
Google's ongoing quest to curb fake news now includes sites that are less than honest about their home turf. The company has updated its Google News guidelines to forbid sites that "misrepr...
02:02 pm -05 - Sat, December 16, 2017
Engadget California advises against keeping your phone in your pocket
The jury is still out on whether or not cellphone radiation is bad for you, but California's Department of Public Health isn't taking any chances. The agency just issued an advisory that su...
12:35 pm -05 - Sat, December 16, 2017
Engadget Firefox faces backlash for auto-installing 'Mr. Robot' add-on
A curious add-on called "Looking Glass" started popping up on Firefox for a number of users this past week -- even if they didn't give the browser permission to install it. Due to its n...
11:06 am -05 - Sat, December 16, 2017
Engadget Netflix may run Watergate series developed by George Clooney
Netflix's ability to reel in big-name stars may have just secured a very topical political drama. Sources for Hollywood Reporter and Variety have learned that George Clooney and Bridge of Spies w...
08:00 am -05 - Sat, December 16, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the weekend. If you're still holiday shopping (or haven't started yet), then this might be a good time to mention that Amazon extended its fre...
04:57 am -05 - Sat, December 16, 2017
Engadget Uber Eats offers insurance for its European couriers
Uber Eats only just turned two years old, but like other "gig economy" businesses, it's facing scrutiny over how it classifies workers. In Europe, the company is partnering with Axa to ...
11:58 pm -05 - Fri, December 15, 2017
Engadget 'PUBG' tests a replay feature as it creeps toward v1.0
Now that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has launched in Early Access on Xbox One, its next milestone is an official retail release out of beta on the PC. That's expected to happen next week, ...
10:42 pm -05 - Fri, December 15, 2017
Engadget Researchers use sperm to deliver cancer drugs to tumors
Chemotherapy has a lot of terrible side effects and that's partly because the drugs being used to fight cancer also attack healthy cells. Figuring out a way to deliver drugs to tumors without aff...
09:33 pm -05 - Fri, December 15, 2017
Engadget 'Jacobs letter' unsealed, accuses Uber of spying, hacking
Waymo's lawsuit against Uber for allegedly stealing technology for self-driving cars hasn't gone to trial yet, because the judge received a letter from the Department of Justice suggesting U...
08:27 pm -05 - Fri, December 15, 2017
Engadget 'L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files' is available now for HTC Vive
We were excited to hear that 2011 detective simulator L.A. Noire was headed to modern consoles and the HTC Vive for some VR action. The title received some visual upgrades, too, making the jump to PS4...
06:56 pm -05 - Fri, December 15, 2017
Engadget Google Inbox will remind you to unsubscribe from unread promo emails
Google has made email a much less tedious, junky affair for a lot of us, and it's about to take another step to helping us clean out our inboxes. According to a report over at Android Police, use...
05:47 pm -05 - Fri, December 15, 2017
Engadget Set sail with your pals in a new Adventure Time game
A new Adventure Time game is in the works and it features some maritime fun, a nameable boat and pirates. Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion begins with a flooded Land of Ooo and Adventure Tim...
05:16 pm -05 - Fri, December 15, 2017
Engadget Google ends Tango support to fully focus on ARCore
Google began delving into the world of AR with its 2014 venture Project Tango, or just Tango as of last year, and its AR work has grown quite a bit since then. Earlier this year, it unveiled ARCore, a...
05:01 pm -05 - Fri, December 15, 2017
Engadget Google Chrome beta delivers mute tool for autoplay videos
Months ago, a blog post by the good developers of Chrome let its users know that come January, users would be free of audio from autoplaying videos. As far as we know, those upgrades is still on track...
04:41 pm -05 - Fri, December 15, 2017
Engadget iTunes isn't coming to the Windows Store this year after all
iTunes for Windows users are going to be disappointed. Despite the promises of both Apple and Microsoft to bring the popular music and app software to the Microsoft Store this year, it appears as if w...
04:20 pm -05 - Fri, December 15, 2017
Engadget Google Maps will now tell you when to get off the bus or train
A mass transit feature for the Android version of Google Maps that notifies you when you need to get off the bus is finally live. It also includes step-by-step navigation, departure times and ETAs for...
03:59 pm -05 - Fri, December 15, 2017
Engadget Apple Music's next exclusives come from Noel Gallagher and Sam Smith
Apple isn't slowing down on exclusives any time soon. It's releasing Apple Music-only concert films from two British superstars, Noel Gallagher and Sam Smith. Gallagher's Who Built th...
03:41 pm -05 - Fri, December 15, 2017
Engadget Facebook tackles the question of whether social media is bad for us
As part of its "Hard Questions" series, Facebook took on the question of whether social media is good or bad for us. Citing a handful of academic studies, some done by Facebook researchers, ...
03:19 pm -05 - Fri, December 15, 2017
Engadget Buy an Xbox One X and get 'PUBG' free for a limited time
From December 17th through the 31st, Microsoft will give everyone who purchases an Xbox One X a copy of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. A post on Xbox Wire says that over a million people played t...
03:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 15, 2017
Engadget As online ads fail, sites mine cryptocurrency
Between the incessant headlines and chatter on social media, it feels like everywhere we go some Libertarian evangelist appears asking us if we have a second to talk about the blockchain -- like a rel...
02:44 pm -05 - Fri, December 15, 2017
Engadget BlackBerry will shutter its app store on December 31st, 2019
While there's little doubt that BlackBerry's in-house mobile platforms are finished (the last BB10 device shipped over 2 years ago), it's now giving holdouts some not-so-subtle hints th...
02:30 pm -05 - Fri, December 15, 2017
Engadget Eve V review: The wisdom of the crowd mostly pays off
If you've never heard of Eve, I like to think of it as the OnePlus of computers: By ditching middlemen, this 11-person startup found a way to build and sell premium computers at a significant dis...
02:12 pm -05 - Fri, December 15, 2017
Engadget Apple signs Battlestar Galactica developer for new space drama
Apple has ordered yet another TV series to add to its growing list of star-backed original productions. The company signed network sci-fi luminary Ronald D. Moore, veteran of several Star Trek series ...
01:51 pm -05 - Fri, December 15, 2017
Engadget Facebook tests option to bypass profiles and only post to News Feed
Facebook appears to be testing different options for how users share posts. The Next Web's Matt Navarra tweeted tests of two new ways to post content that let you bypass posting to your profile....
01:30 pm -05 - Fri, December 15, 2017
Engadget What do made-for-AI processors really do?
Tech's biggest players have fully embraced the AI revolution. Apple, Qualcomm and Huawei have made mobile chipsets that are designed to better tackle machine learning tasks, each with a slightly ...
01:18 pm -05 - Fri, December 15, 2017
Engadget The FCC's 'Harlem Shake' video may violate copyright law
This is a bit ironic. When FCC chairman and former Verizon lawyer Ajit Pai uploaded a video this week detailing all the things we'll still be able to do after he killed net neutrality, he apparen...
01:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 15, 2017
Engadget Facebook adds more viewing options to its 360 app for Gear VR
Facebook launched its Facebook 360 app for Gear VR in March and today the company announces some new features. Facebook says that because people want more than just 360 videos in VR, it's adding ...
12:30 pm -05 - Fri, December 15, 2017
Engadget How the 'Grinch bots' stole Christmas
Resellers have existed since way before the internet. But with the surge of online shopping, they have found the perfect weapon to aid their business: bots, automated software that can add products to...
12:20 pm -05 - Fri, December 15, 2017
Engadget The true extent of Russian meddling in Brexit remains murky
In late October, Chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee Damian Collins called upon Facebook and Twitter to report back with any evidence of Russian meddling in the UK's v...
12:14 pm -05 - Fri, December 15, 2017
Engadget SpaceX launches NASA resupply mission with reused rocket and capsule
Today SpaceX launched its first reused rocket for NASA. Both the Falcon 9 rocket itself and the Dragon capsule have been used prior to this resupply mission. Back in June, Elon Musk's spacefaring...
12:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 15, 2017
Engadget The best robotics kits for beginners
By Signe Brewster 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 affiliat...
11:33 am -05 - Fri, December 15, 2017
Engadget The Electric State film is in the works with It director on board
Simon St&aring;lenhag's illustrated novel The Electric State is coming to the big screen with It director Andy Muschietti likely at the helm. Russo Brothers Studio beat at least three other s...
11:12 am -05 - Fri, December 15, 2017
Engadget Japanese company will pay part of workers' salaries in Bitcoin
Employees at a Japanese firm will soon be able to receive part of their salary in Bitcoin, if they're feeling brave enough. GMO Internet, which offers a range of web-related services including a ...
10:49 am -05 - Fri, December 15, 2017
Engadget Volvo reduces autonomous driving tests to find the right sensors
Volvo is adjusting the timeline on its ambitious Drive Me autonomous program until it can find the right sensors. "The development in sensor performance and processor capabilities is going so muc...
10:23 am -05 - Fri, December 15, 2017
Engadget Facebook's 'snooze' button mutes a friend for 30 days
A sad truth of Facebook: many of us follow people who annoy us pretty frequently. Rather than going through the social pain of un-friending someone, however, Facebook has offered the option to stay fr...
10:15 am -05 - Fri, December 15, 2017
Engadget Microsoft patent points to folding dual-screen notebook
New patent filings from Microsoft appear to hint at that foldable notepad we've heard rumors of for a while, The Verge reports. Filed earlier this week, the patent contains a number of images dep...
09:35 am -05 - Fri, December 15, 2017
Engadget NBC is adapting UK tech support sitcom 'The IT Crowd'
NBC had a hit adapting the BBC version of The Office and now it's hoping for the same with UK hit The IT Crowd. The network is set to adapt the Channel 4 sitcom with the original creator, Graham ...
09:10 am -05 - Fri, December 15, 2017
Engadget TVPlayer subscription lets you record live TV to the cloud
If you've forgotten about TVPlayer, don't worry &mdash; so had we. The company, which offers a live TV streaming service in the UK, piqued our curiosity in 2015 with TVPlayer Plus. The &...
09:01 am -05 - Fri, December 15, 2017
Engadget YouTube debuts 360-video app on Steam VR
There's a lot of VR content out there, but much of it is for one platform or another -- what works on Gear VR may not on Daydream, the HTC Vive or the Oculus Rift. Google just made it a bit easie...
08:45 am -05 - Fri, December 15, 2017
Engadget Skys restructured TV pricing is simpler and more flexible
As UK consumers have become more confident with streaming services and accessing content via a low monthly subscription, UK broadcasters have been forced to take notice. These days, the all-you-can-ea...
08:25 am -05 - Fri, December 15, 2017
Engadget The UK is getting a combined physical and digital games chart
A combined physical and digital games chart is finally coming to the UK. At the moment, the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) supplies GfK with exclusive data on boxed game sales. GfK's c...
08:02 am -05 - Fri, December 15, 2017
Engadget Creepy platformer 'Inside' leaps from console to iOS
Inside was my favorite game from 2016. It's a short, atmospheric adventure by Playdead &mdash; the same studio behind the mesmerizing, monochromatic Limbo &mdash; with a truly thought-pro...
07:02 am -05 - Fri, December 15, 2017
Engadget RIP, AOL Instant Messenger
We knew this day would come. One of the major parts of our formative years on the worldwide web -- we called it that back in the day -- will cease to be. AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) came to a close a ...
06:00 am -05 - Fri, December 15, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, December 15th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.This Friday morning, we deal with how the FCC has repealed net neutrality and the repercussions of that. Disney is planning to buy a huge part of Fox, which would ...
04:50 am -05 - Fri, December 15, 2017
Engadget Canary's security cameras will soon detect people
While Canary's security cameras can notify you when they detect something moving in your home, they can't differentiate between an intruder and your pet Fluffy doing zoomies. Once their new ...
04:31 am -05 - Fri, December 15, 2017
Engadget Sky and BT agree to share their top TV channels
After years of "on and off" negotiations, BT and Sky have agreed to share their most popular TV channels. The deal means that Sky's Now TV streaming service will soon be available on BT...
03:40 am -05 - Fri, December 15, 2017
Engadget Alphabet tries internet lasers instead of balloons for India
Alphabet is adopting laser-beaming boxes in favor of Project Loon's balloons for its latest internet-delivery partnership in Andhra Pradesh, India. The state government is snapping up 2,000 of th...
02:38 am -05 - Fri, December 15, 2017
Engadget Rinspeed's concept EV puts swappable pods on a 'skateboard'
Rinspeed has been dreaming up insane vehicles for years -- from scuba cars plucked from James Bond's garage to modded self-driving rides. Even if they never make it to the public, the concepts ar...
11:13 pm -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget 'Oxenfree' developer's next game is about drinking with Satan
2016 saw the release of many YA-themed games, and Oxenfree was one of the highlights. Developer Night School Studio is ready to show off its next project and, well, this one is a little different. In ...
08:52 pm -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget Sling TV now streams directly on your 2017 Samsung smart TV
If you bought one of Samsung's 2017 smart TV models, you can go ahead and ditch the device you're using to pipe in Sling TV. The live TV streaming company announced today that its app is now...
08:02 pm -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget Watch Blue Origin's test dummy experience space tourism
Yesterday we got an exterior view of the first flight for Blue Origin's Crew Capsule 2.0, but now the company is back to show us what it's like from inside. Its plan is to offer "space ...
06:44 pm -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget 'Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty' debuts on smartphones
If you're looking for a premium mobile game without in-app purchases, there's good news: Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty has arrived on iOS, Android and NVIDIA Shield. The 2014 console gam...
05:56 pm -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget Alibaba will sell cars with a vehicle vending machine
Chinese internet ecommerce giant Alibaba is still breaking online shopping records, but it's begun veering into physical sales, too. That the company is reportedly planning a shopping mall is in ...
05:32 pm -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget Speedtest shows global internet speeds are up this past year
While Netflix and Google both have new internet speed tests on offer, Ookla's Speedtest is still the grandaddy of them all. Last August, it launched the Speedtest Global Index, a tool that surfac...
05:11 pm -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget Google researchers use AI to spot distant exoplanets
Hunting for exoplanets is a very data-intensive and time-consuming task. Sifting through piles of data to find subtle signs of distant planets takes quite a lot of work, but researchers at Google have...
05:01 pm -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Save $30 on an NVIDIA Shield TV
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...
04:42 pm -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget 'Photographs' dark narrative masquerades as a mobile puzzle game
EightyEight Games released the popular puzzle/battle game 10000000 and its sequel You Must Build a Boat to great success. Now developer Luca Redwood is ready to reveal his next project for the studio:...
04:19 pm -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget Airbnb makes it easier to list bed and breakfast rooms
Airbnb was inspired by actual bed and breakfast spots around the globe; it's right there in the company's name. It makes sense, then, that the room-sharing company would finally partner up w...
03:54 pm -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget Facebook will try running ads in front of Watch videos
Facebook has been willing to run ads in the middle of videos, but it has historically been reluctant to put ads in front of videos and irk people just trying to watch a clip that surfaced in their New...
03:33 pm -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget The first 'Wolfenstein II' add-on pack is available now
Killing Nazis and protesting are two of the most American things you can do. And if you need another avenue for (virtually) doing the former, that's where the first expansion for Wolfenstein II: ...
03:12 pm -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget Samsung reportedly eyes first half of 2018 for smart speaker debut
Astonishingly, Apple's long-delayed HomePod speaker might not be the last to market when it launches early next year. Samsung will release its own smart speaker in the first half of 2018, accordi...
03:01 pm -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget Amazon will start selling Apple TV and Chromecast again
Amazon pulled Apple TV and Chromecast from its retail lineup back in 2015, ostensibly because neither device offered easy access to Prime Video. Now that Amazon Prime Video is finally an app on Apple ...
02:51 pm -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget Snapchat's Lens Studio helps create your own AR effects
As fun as Snapchat's augmented reality World Lenses can be, there are only so many times you can see a headphone-toting hot dog before you crave something new. Wouldn't it be nice if you co...
02:30 pm -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget Nintendo is really excited about the Switch's detachable gamepads
Nintendo has always believed in the power of local multiplayer games. The company built a business creating digital experiences that are best when shared by people sitting in the same room, on the sam...
02:25 pm -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget Netflix, Google and others voice frustration with net neutrality vote
Today, with a three to two vote, the FCC voted to repeal net neutrality protections put in place in 2015. While Commissioners Clyburn and Rosenworcel made it very clear how much they disagreed with th...
02:11 pm -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget Bitcoin is failing as a currency
It's been a good year for bitcoin investors but a terrible one for those who hoped that the cryptocurrency would become the de facto tender for the internet. Satoshi Nakamoto, its creator, may be...
01:41 pm -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget The next Xbox voice chat app will work on your phone
Microsoft introduced a new beta of the Xbox phone app today, which appears to include the testing of party chat on your mobile device. Presumably, this will allow you to chat with your Xbox party on y...
01:20 pm -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget Net neutrality is dead: What happens now?
The FCC repealed Title II net neutrality regulations this morning, making it legal for internet service providers to fracture the internet and charge more for the leftover pieces. We've covered t...
01:12 pm -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget The FCC has repealed net neutrality
During today's open meeting, the FCC's proposal to repeal net neutrality protections put in place in 2015 was put to a vote and it passed, three votes to two. As was widely expected, the thr...
12:54 pm -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget FCC net neutrality vote halted due to security concerns
As FCC Chairman Ajit Pai was in the middle of giving his comment on the net neutrality proposal, someone handed him a note. He quickly said that on advice of security, the Commission needed to take a ...
12:54 pm -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget FCC net neutrality vote halted due to security concerns (updated)
As FCC Chairman Ajit Pai was in the middle of giving his comment on the net neutrality proposal, someone handed him a note. He quickly said that on advice of security, the Commission needed to take a ...
12:49 pm -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget Soundclouds redesigned app puts the focus on music discovery
Today, Soundcloud launched a redesigned app that puts an emphasis on discoverability. It takes a page from Spotify, with a new home screen that has curated recommendations and personalized playlists t...
12:30 pm -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget The best movies and music to give as gifts
Not everything in our holiday gift guide is a gadget, per se. We know that media, including physical media, make good gifts, so made sure to include a few DVDs, plus some manga and a vinyl record, to ...
12:21 pm -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget 'Grand Theft Auto' publisher Take-Two opens an indie label
Take-Two is the latest major games publisher to open up an indie label. From the sounds of it, Private Division will operate like a smaller scale version of Take-Two itself, giving developers leeway t...
12:10 pm -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget Vodafone customers given second chance to ditch contracts scot-free
Some Vodafone customers are being given a second chance to ditch their mobile contracts without incurring any nasty early exit penalties, after the provider changed the way roaming fees work earlier t...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget Google adds more tools to help you find travel deals
Here's the thing about vacations: they're fun, but they can also be stressful when you start thinking about how much they'll cost you. Google is trying to take a bit of that stress away...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's Mixer app relaunches with more streaming features
Microsoft's revamped Mixer app is coming out of beta. Back in October the company announced it was working on redesigning the livestreaming app to make it easier to find new and relevant gaming b...
11:38 am -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget Japans answer to Amazon is building its own mobile network
Japanese e-commerce platform Rakuten has announced its plan to shake up the mobile business in its home country. Reuters is reporting that the company is applying for a license to offer 4G service, ma...
11:19 am -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget UK tribunal declares WikiLeaks a media organization
A British tribunal released a ruling today on a freedom of information case in which an Italian journalist, Stefania Maurizi, sought documents regarding WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's extradi...
10:58 am -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget Armed robbers steal $1.8 million worth of cryptocurrency
The Manhattan District Attorney has charged a man with robbery and kidnapping after he swiped a digital wallet containing a fortune in ethereum cryptocurrency. Louis Meza and an associate allegedly he...
10:39 am -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget Axiim launches the first wireless audio transmitter for Xbox
Xbox made its commitment to WiSA known in October when it became the first gaming brand to join the Wireless Speaker and Audio Association, so it was a race against the clock for AV brands to be the f...
10:18 am -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget China accused of 'unjustifiable' DNA sample collection
China has been quietly collecting biometric data from millions of people in Xinjiang, according to a new report from Human Rights Watch (HRW). Since February, authorities have been gathering DNA sampl...
10:04 am -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget Watch the FCC's net neutrality vote at 10:30AM ET
Today is the day that the internet as we know it could change dramatically. Starting at 10:30 AM Eastern, FCC chairman and former Verizon lawyer Ajit Pai is expected to wipe out net neutrality and rep...
10:00 am -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget Pandora lets free users sample its on-demand service
It's been just over a year since Pandora first gave an official glimpse of its on-demand music service, meant to go up against the likes of Spotify and Apple Music. And while there's a lot t...
09:36 am -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget Ataribox delays pre-orders due to development problems
Preorders for the Ataribox were scheduled to start today, December 14th, but it appears that plan has hit a snag. Atari sent out an email today that said it's taking longer than expected "to...
09:14 am -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget ISS astronauts wont miss out on Star Wars: The Last Jedi
With Star Wars: The Last Jedi hitting theaters across the world this week, moviegoers will finally be able to witness the new space adventures the franchise consistently delivers. However, actual spac...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget Two million identities stolen for fake net neutrality comments
As many as 2 million identities were stolen to leave fake comments in support of the FCC's decision to kill net neutrality, according to the New York Attorney General's Office. Based on the ...
08:30 am -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget The iMac Pro is fast, but who is it for?
Today marks the release of the iMac Pro, Apple's first all-in-one desktop aimed at professionals. The question isn't how it looks (like the regular iMac, but in Space Gray) or how it runs (f...
08:30 am -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget Apple Final Cut Pro X is ready to edit VR video
Apple isn't just making the iMac Pro available to order -- it's also updating the creative software you'll likely run on that iMac. A new upgrade to Final Cut Pro X adds support for bot...
08:02 am -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget LG's refreshed Gram laptops get a quad-core processor bump
Ahead of CES, laptop makers are hurriedly unveiling the hardware they'll be showing off at the trade show. Yesterday we got the lowdown on Samsung's Surface-challenging Notebook 9 range, and...
07:55 am -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget Disney could soon own Sky
Today, Disney announced its intention to buy 21st Century Fox for $52 billion. It's a colossal deal that gives the House of Mouse control over the X-Men, a number of TV channels and a majority st...
07:09 am -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget Disney buys Fox's studios and cable TV channels for $52 billion
After weeks of rumors, the deal is done -- Disney will buy up large chunks of Rupert Murdoch's Fox media empire for $52 billion. The list of what it won't take is shorter: the Fox News cable...
06:20 am -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, December 14th 2017
Hey, good morning!In cased you missed it, we got driven down an actual highway while wearing a VR headset, did cartwheels in a next-generation VR device and heard all about T-Mobile launching a TV ser...
04:40 am -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget Spotify and Deezer urge EU to lean on Apple
Streaming is single-handedly boosting music sales and Spotify doesn't want any one behemoth (see Apple) gaining a stranglehold over the booming market. It got its wish when the EU promised "...
03:28 am -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's Seeing AI app for the blind now reads handwriting
Artificial intelligence took center stage at Microsoft's AI Summit in San Francisco on Wednesday. Aside from announcing AI smarts for a range of software -- from Bing to Office 365 -- the tech ti...
01:24 am -05 - Thu, December 14, 2017
Engadget 7-Eleven tests app-based deliveries in Dallas
Convenience stores earned their name by stocking food and everyday items in a shop you could easily reach. But what if your local store isn't all that close, or it doesn't carry what you�...
11:44 pm -05 - Wed, December 13, 2017
Engadget AT&Ts power line-mounted internet service is back for more tests
Providing high-speed internet to rural areas is a constant challenge; after all, there isn't a lot of incentive for companies to build infrastructure for a limited number of people. That's w...
10:28 pm -05 - Wed, December 13, 2017
Engadget Autonomous helicopter completes Marine resupply simulation
Drones have become a part of the modern battlefield, but what about autonomous full-size aircraft? Aurora Flight Sciences just successfully demonstrated its self-flying setup, the Autonomous Aerial Ca...
09:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 13, 2017
Engadget Samsung's 2018 Notebook 9 lineup includes MacBook, Surface challengers
Last year Samsung's Notebook 9 laptop kept it simple with a standard thin-and-light design that got the important things right, but didn't sport flashy features like a high-res display or hy...
08:21 pm -05 - Wed, December 13, 2017
Engadget DOJ confirms criminal investigation into Uber vs. Waymo
The civil trial between Uber and Waymo over stolen self-driving technology was supposed to start December 4th, but Judge Alsup announced a delay last month. Now he has unsealed the letter (over object...
07:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 13, 2017
Engadget 'Doctor Who Time Vortex VR' is an endless runner with a TARDIS
Fans of our favorite Time Lord can get all timey-wimey with a VR reboot of Doctor Who Time Vortex 360, a web/mobile game that came out this past May. You can steer the TARDIS through various space obs...
06:12 pm -05 - Wed, December 13, 2017
Engadget Hyundai plans 38 EVs as it tries to catch up with rivals
Hyundai and its affiliate Kia have revealed ambitious plans to bring as many as 38 green cars to market in the next eight years, with seven models slated for launch in the next five. Most of them will...
05:44 pm -05 - Wed, December 13, 2017
Engadget Redbox returns to internet video with On Demand service
The last time Redbox tried online video in earnest it... didn't go so well. The company's Redbox Instant was effectively trying to challenge Netflix head-on, which seemed foolhardy even in 2...
05:30 pm -05 - Wed, December 13, 2017
Engadget Microsoft unveils improved AI-powered search features for Bing
Microsoft unveiled a handful of new intelligent search features for Bing at an event held in San Francisco today. Powered by AI, the search updates are meant to provide more thorough answers and allow...
05:30 pm -05 - Wed, December 13, 2017
Engadget Microsoft adds more AI smarts to Office 365
Microsoft has been adding cloud-based artificial intelligence to its popular Office suite for years now. In addition to new AI-focused upgrades to Cortana and Bing, the company also announced several ...
05:30 pm -05 - Wed, December 13, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's Cortana can now suggest follow-up tasks
Microsoft may not be the biggest player in the AI assistant space, but it has some tricks that could give it an edge. The software giant has used an AI-themed event to demo Cortana's widening ab...
05:12 pm -05 - Wed, December 13, 2017
Engadget Attorneys general request last-minute delay for net neutrality vote
The FCC's controversial vote on net neutrality protections is scheduled to take place tomorrow, and as we get down to the wire, opposition to the proposal hasn't slowed. Today, 18 state atto...
04:51 pm -05 - Wed, December 13, 2017
Engadget The Predator is coming to Ubisoft's 'Ghost Recon Wildlands'
It's been 30 years since Arnold Schwarzenegger's Dutch headed into the jungles of Central America, only to find himself hunted by a stealth alien warrior nicknamed the Predator. Now players ...
04:30 pm -05 - Wed, December 13, 2017
Engadget Net neutrality is a double-edged sword for small ISPs
I have a love-hate relationship with Title II," Anthony Booth told Engadget. Booth is the president of Portland, Oregon-based ISP Stephouse Networks. His company serves over a thousand people in ...
04:18 pm -05 - Wed, December 13, 2017
Engadget Bragi's AI earbuds will recognize the sounds around you
Bragi is determined to stand out in the increasingly crowded smart earbud space, and it might just have an ace up its sleeve. The startup and its partner Audio Analytic are promising to show off the f...
03:57 pm -05 - Wed, December 13, 2017
Engadget WWE wrestling is coming to Facebook's Watch tab in January
We still don't know how many people actually click the Watch tab on Facebook, but that isn't stopping the social network from signing programming deals at a rapid clip. The latest benefactor...
03:35 pm -05 - Wed, December 13, 2017
Engadget PepsiCo pre-orders 100 Tesla electric semi trucks
Tesla's recently-revealed electric semi truck has taken the shipping world by storm, it seems, with orders for the vehicles coming from Walmart, DHL, Anheuser-Busch, and Canadian grocery chain Lo...
03:14 pm -05 - Wed, December 13, 2017
Engadget 'Fez Pocket Edition is now available on iOS
The 2D puzzle platformer Fez from the independent game studio Polytron has had a long road in its journey to iOS, but now it's finally here. You can now purchase Fez Pocket Edition from the App S...
02:52 pm -05 - Wed, December 13, 2017
Engadget Facebook found essentially no Russian effort to sway Brexit vote
In October, UK officials asked Facebook to look into the possibility that Russian groups had attempted to sway the Brexit referendum through the site. They were particularly interested in whether ads ...
02:35 pm -05 - Wed, December 13, 2017
Engadget Google Assistant lands on older Android phones
Google Assistant has been available on recent Android phones for a while. However, that still puts it out out of reach of many Android users when a whopping 46.5 percent of active Android users are ru...
02:21 pm -05 - Wed, December 13, 2017
Engadget Mirai botnet creators plead guilty to charges over 2016 attack
The individuals behind the Mirai botnet that caused nationwide internet outages in October of last year have pleaded guilty to federal charges, ZDNet reports. Paras Jha, Josiah White and Dalton Norman...
02:05 pm -05 - Wed, December 13, 2017
Engadget Apple releases iOS 11.2.1 to restore limited HomeKit functionality
Apple has released iOS 11.2.1 for iPhone and iPad following last week's discovery that HomeKit had a major security vulnerability. The bug, first reported by 9to5Mac, allowed unauthorized users t...
01:51 pm -05 - Wed, December 13, 2017
Engadget Target acquisition brings same-day delivery to stores in early 2018
If it wasn't already obvious that Target is nervous about Amazon, it is now. Target has acquired another same-day delivery startup, Shipt, for a cool $550 million. The deal should speed up Targ...
01:36 pm -05 - Wed, December 13, 2017
Engadget Facebook nabs a trio of shows from Machinima for its Watch tab
The last time Machinima was in the news it was for paying "influencers" to say nice things about the Xbox One. Now, the company has inked a deal with Facebook for three new shows that'l...
01:21 pm -05 - Wed, December 13, 2017
Engadget Patreon nixes controversial fee increase amid backlash
Patreon CEO Jack Conte announced today that the modern-day patronage system will not be implementing the controversial fee changes that it announced last week. While the service will still work to fix...
01:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 13, 2017
Engadget Electric eels might be the key to powering implantable devices
Science has been inspired by eels for aquatic exploration before, sure, and now researchers are eyeing electric eels for motivation. The idea is to create a flexible self-powering device that could ke...
01:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 13, 2017
Engadget Students solve a 60-year-old space radiation mystery
Earth's Van Allen Belts are an area of energetic particles that surround our planet and are held in place thanks to Earth's magnetic field. These radiation belts trap charged particles, prot...
12:21 pm -05 - Wed, December 13, 2017
Engadget Amazon Echo now streams Spotify and SiriusXM to multiple rooms
Amazon brought multiroom audio support to its Echo speakers a few months ago, but let's face it: unless you're a big fan of Amazon Music Unlimited, it hasn't been very useful for on-dem...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 13, 2017
Engadget Modern copyright law can't keep pace with thinking machines
This past April, engineer Alex Reben developed and posted to YouTube, "Deeply Artificial Trees", an art piece powered by machine learning, that leveraged old Joy of Painting videos. It gener...
11:39 am -05 - Wed, December 13, 2017
Engadget Apple invests $390 million into Face ID and AirPod tech
Apple has made another investment with its Advanced Manufacturing Fund (AMF), awarding Finisar $390 million. If the name doesn't sound familiar, its work will. Finisar is the company behind the i...
11:18 am -05 - Wed, December 13, 2017
Engadget Netflix fires exec who said Masterson accusers weren't believable
Last week, HuffPost reported that one of the women accusing actor Danny Masterson of rape was told by a Netflix executive that higher-ups at the company didn't believe the women making accusation...
11:00 am -05 - Wed, December 13, 2017
Engadget Renault's concept EV drove me at 80MPH while I wore a VR headset
I'm driving the multimillion-dollar Symbioz EV concept on a highway in France when Renault-Nissan Senior VP Ogi Redzik hands me an Oculus VR headset. "Put it on. Do you see an image yet?&quo...
10:42 am -05 - Wed, December 13, 2017
Engadget T-Mobile will launch a TV service in 2018
You'd think that telecoms would want to bail on conventional TV services given how many people are cutting the cord, but don't tell that to T-Mobile. The carrier has revealed that it's ...
10:31 am -05 - Wed, December 13, 2017
Engadget Soundboks 2 is the massive Bluetooth boombox to rule them all
In February 2016, a new kind of Bluetooth speaker arrived on Kickstarter and easily met its goal. It was called Soundboks, a massive portable battery-powered unit that was built to rock a party and su...
10:00 am -05 - Wed, December 13, 2017
Engadget I can finally do cartwheels in VR with HTC's Vive Focus
After fully unveiling the Vive Focus, HTC finally allowed lucky folks like myself to properly test out the six-degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) standalone VR headset. For the first time, I can actually walk ...
09:41 am -05 - Wed, December 13, 2017
Engadget Toyota and Panasonic explore 'prismatic' EV batteries together
Toyota and Panasonic are teaming up on batteries that Toyota itself and other automakers could use in future electric cars. Rather than building cylindrical batteries like the type that Tesla and othe...
09:19 am -05 - Wed, December 13, 2017
Engadget Dreamworks' exclusive Netflix shows for 2018 include 'She-Ra'
If you'll be after some light-hearted TV viewing to banish the January blues (and let's face it, who won't be?) you're in luck, as Netflix and DreamWorks are bringing six new origi...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, December 13, 2017
Engadget Twitch partners with NBA's G League to livestream games
Twitch might be best known for video game live streaming, but the service is starting to eye other properties. Starting December 15th, Twitch will live stream NBA G League games at twitch.tv/nbagleagu...
08:01 am -05 - Wed, December 13, 2017
Engadget Trump approves federal ban on Kaspersky
If Kaspersky tried to mend its relationship with the US government these past months, then its efforts likely failed. The president has just signed a defense policy spending bill into law, and it incl...
07:01 am -05 - Wed, December 13, 2017
Engadget Google opens AI center in China even though it's still blocked there
Google has always had a rocky relationship with China. The search engine is banned in the country, along with its app store, email and cloud services, but that hasn't stopped the company from mai...
06:00 am -05 - Wed, December 13, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday, December 13th 2017
Good morning! It's the middle of the week and some of us are mortgaging our homes to get into Bitcoin. Meanwhile, SpaceX's recycled spacecrafts get together, Apple's new iMac is coming ...
05:40 am -05 - Wed, December 13, 2017
Engadget Uber is fighting to keep its licence in another UK city
Council members in York have voted not to renew Uber's operating licence, condemning the ride-hailing company to its third UK city ban in as many months. At a meeting held by the York Council...
04:29 am -05 - Wed, December 13, 2017
Engadget Frank Ocean has his own 'GTA V' radio station
Tired of the same tunes on GTA V? Frank Ocean is here to help. The insanely talented musician, who already has his own Beats 1 show, is now getting a Los Santos radio station to boot, courtesy of the ...
03:01 am -05 - Wed, December 13, 2017
Engadget Googles year in search finds people ready to take action
It's been a heck of a year. And as 2017 draws to a close, a bunch of web giants are on hand to remind us of what we got up to on their services. Twitter had us raging, Facebook saw us praying for...
01:34 am -05 - Wed, December 13, 2017
Engadget Tidal may only have enough cash left to last six months
Music streaming service Tidal is facing both money and user growth woes, according to Norway's Dagens N&aelig;ringsliv. After reportedly losing roughly NOK$368 million ($44 million dollars) b...
11:58 pm -05 - Tue, December 12, 2017
Engadget Blue Origin tests Crew Capsule 2.0 with 'biggest windows in space'
Jeff Bezos' rocket company isn't quite ready for space tourism, but today's test flight gets it a bit closer. Bezos tweeted that for the first time, Blue Origin has tested version 2.0 o...
09:58 pm -05 - Tue, December 12, 2017
Engadget EA and the CW team up for a 'Madden NFL' eSports special
Sure, Madden NFL is a massively popular video game series that began in 1993 as John Madden Football, but it has never really broken through to the mainstream. The franchise has been making inroads to...
07:44 pm -05 - Tue, December 12, 2017
Engadget US once again requires that you register your drone
The US' brief period of registration-free drone flight is over -- President Trump has signed the National Defense Authorization Act for 2018, and it revives the registration requirement for civil...
06:54 pm -05 - Tue, December 12, 2017
Engadget Google finally integrates Duo on Android call screen
Google has been planning to integrate its Duo video chat on Pixel, Nexus and Android One phones for a couple of months. According to a report at Android Police, the company is rolling out Duo video ch...
06:36 pm -05 - Tue, December 12, 2017
Engadget Indiegogo makes it easy to hop on the cryptocurrency bandwagon
There's a frenzy over cryptocurrency at the moment (helped in no small part by bitcoin's sky-high value), and Indiegogo is determined to milk the trend for all it's worth. The crowdfun...
06:04 pm -05 - Tue, December 12, 2017
Engadget Alexa's latest trick is helping you find Twitch streams
Sure, it's great that Amazon keeps adding more to Alexa, like the option to wake up with music instead of a shrill alarm or a enabling live BBC programming. But what about newer media platforms? ...
05:39 pm -05 - Tue, December 12, 2017
Engadget Avis is testing a system that unlocks a rental car with your phone
Avis announced today that it has teamed up with Continental to bring keyless car rental to its customers, Roadshow reports. As part of a pilot program taking place in Kansas City, the company has equi...
05:21 pm -05 - Tue, December 12, 2017
Engadget Marvel's 'The Punisher' renewed for second season on Netflix
Almost a month after Netflix released the first season of The Punisher, the network has officially renewed it for a second. As usual for a first announcement, there's no hint at a release date or...
04:58 pm -05 - Tue, December 12, 2017
Engadget Adobe Lightroom uses AI to edit your photos like a pro
Many photo editing apps have an auto-adjust feature that can improve photos, but pros tend to steer clear of it for a reason -- it's more of a vague guess than an informed edit based on experienc...
04:38 pm -05 - Tue, December 12, 2017
Engadget AT&T's international data plans are now a little more reasonable
AT&amp;T's international data roaming packs just became slightly more practical... slightly. The carrier has updated its Passport packages to give you 1GB of data and unlimited texting in a ...
04:19 pm -05 - Tue, December 12, 2017
Engadget Steam puts curator-recommended games right up front in its store
In October, Valve announced it was working on an overhaul of the Steam Curator program and for the past few weeks it has been testing some major changes with a small group of Curators. Those changes a...
04:02 pm -05 - Tue, December 12, 2017
Engadget Senators make last ditch effort to halt the FCC's net neutrality vote
The FCC is set to vote this Thursday on its proposal to remove net neutrality protections put in place in 2015 and while it's all but certain that the commission will vote in favor of the proposa...
03:41 pm -05 - Tue, December 12, 2017
Engadget Under-display fingerprint reader arrives on 'major' phone in January
Under-the-screen fingerprint readers won't just be reserved for rough prototypes in the near future. Synaptics has sent word that a "major" smartphone manufacturer in the "top fiv...
03:22 pm -05 - Tue, December 12, 2017
Engadget 'Life is Strange' comes to iPhone and iPad December 14th
If you haven't had the chance to play 2014's Life is Strange or its recent sequel Before the Storm, now's your chance. The brilliant episodic narrative game revolves around teenaged Max...
03:03 pm -05 - Tue, December 12, 2017
Engadget Hulu brings picture-in-picture to its live TV service on the web
Last month, Hulu added a few new features to the web version of its Live TV service that improved browsing and made the user interface easier to navigate. Today Hulu adds to those improvements by brin...
02:42 pm -05 - Tue, December 12, 2017
Engadget Amazon Prime Video will stream in HDR10 on Samsung TVs
One of the perpetual gripes about Samsung's newer TVs is that they don't support Dolby Vision for high dynamic range content, limiting you to basic HDR10 for most video. They do offer the m...
02:21 pm -05 - Tue, December 12, 2017
Engadget Instagram's latest test adds recommended posts to your feed
Instagram is testing a new feature that would add posts you might like to your main feed. The Verge reports that this "Recommended for You" section would include posts that your friends have...
01:59 pm -05 - Tue, December 12, 2017
Engadget Lyft's first international service goes live in Toronto
Lyft's first offering beyond US borders is finally up and running. The ridesharing service has gone live in the Greater Toronto Area, giving you a big-name alternative to Uber whether you'r...
01:30 pm -05 - Tue, December 12, 2017
Engadget Samsung vs. Acer Mixed Reality headsets: Which handles VR best?
The big VR story this year isn't another headset from Oculus or HTC -- it's Microsoft's entry into the space with Windows 10 Mixed Reality devices. They promise to be cheaper and easier...
01:16 pm -05 - Tue, December 12, 2017
Engadget Steve Bannon and Breitbart spent months trying to sabotage Twitter
BuzzFeed News released a report today detailing efforts made by Steve Bannon, Milo Yiannopoulos and Breitbart News to damage Twitter. For about a year, they explored various ways to bring down the pla...
01:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 12, 2017
Engadget Twitter adds thread tools to help you craft epic tweetstorms
Multi-part tweetstorms are a staple of Twitter, for better or worse, and the social network wants them to be as easy to write as possible. After months of testing, it's adding a thread feature th...
12:30 pm -05 - Tue, December 12, 2017
Engadget Engadget is once again presenting the official Best of CES awards!
CES is just around the corner, which means the Engadget team is already in the thick of planning for the world's premier consumer electronics show. We're getting ready to try out all the lat...
12:19 pm -05 - Tue, December 12, 2017
Engadget Instagram now allows you to follow hashtags like regular accounts
Hashtags are key to discoverability on Instagram, as Engadget Editor Dan Cooper discovered when he spent a month trying to accumulate 100,000 followers on the service. And now, Instagram has made it e...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 12, 2017
Engadget Facebook Messenger adds Snapchat-style AR objects
Facebook clearly doesn't want any significant Snapchat feature to go unanswered. It's adding World Effects to Messenger's camera that, to no one's surprise, serve as direct parall...
11:40 am -05 - Tue, December 12, 2017
Engadget A humanoid robot carried the Olympic torch in South Korea
One of the traditions of the Olympics is the torch relay, in which people carry the flame from Olympia, Greece to the location of the Games. In 2018, the Olympic Games will be held in Pyeongchang, Sou...
11:19 am -05 - Tue, December 12, 2017
Engadget Tinder's new feature is a social feed from your matches
Today, Tinder introduced a new feature called "Feed," which allows you to learn more about the people you're most interested in by learning more about them. From Instagram posts to thei...
10:43 am -05 - Tue, December 12, 2017
Engadget Live-action 'Detective Pikachu' movie hits theaters in May 2019
You still have a long wait ahead before you can finally watch Pikachu solve crimes while sounding just like Deadpool. According to Deadline, Universal Pictures plans to start showing the live-action D...
10:21 am -05 - Tue, December 12, 2017
Engadget YouTube TV is available in 34 new markets
YouTube TV is the streaming service's live TV subscription service, which debuted in a limited number of markets. However, yesterday, YouTube TV tweeted that the service is now available in 34 ne...
10:00 am -05 - Tue, December 12, 2017
Engadget Algoriddim's djay Pro 2 adds AI for DJ cruise control
Algoriddim has been improving its DJ software consistently over the past few years for both mobile and desktop, with its most recent foray breaking ground on Microsoft's turf. Today, the company ...
09:30 am -05 - Tue, December 12, 2017
Engadget The 2018 Nissan Leaf gets a semi-autonomous upgrade
The Nissan Leaf is the top-selling electric vehicle in the world. Sure, Tesla and Chevy get all the hype with the Bolt and Model 3, but with more than 290,000 cars sold, Nissan's little electric ...
09:26 am -05 - Tue, December 12, 2017
Engadget Apple iMac Pro goes on sale December 14th
Apple vowed to ship the iMac Pro in December, and it's making good on that promise. The company has confirmed that its workstation-grade all-in-one will be available on December 14th. It has yet ...
09:11 am -05 - Tue, December 12, 2017
Engadget Honda and Toyota are still backing hydrogen fuel-cell cars
Toyota, Honda and Nissan are partnering with eight industrial firms to make a fresh push on hydrogen refuelling stations in Japan. The group wants to build 80 stations within the first four years of t...
08:50 am -05 - Tue, December 12, 2017
Engadget France gives 'Make our Planet Great Again' grants to US scientists
France has backed up statements that it's willing to reward America's climate researchers now that the US has backed out of the Paris global warming accord. President Emmanuel Macron handed ...
08:33 am -05 - Tue, December 12, 2017
Engadget Nintendo has already sold over 10 million Switches
That didn't take long: Nintendo has already sold over 10 million of its hybrid home/portable console, the Switch. If you're keeping track at home, that's roughly one million consoles so...
08:02 am -05 - Tue, December 12, 2017
Engadget Less than 1 percent of Android phones are running Oreo
Android fragmentation! It's a problem as old as time itself. (Just kidding. But my gosh I've been writing about it for a long time.) Yesterday, Google released some fresh platform data expla...
08:00 am -05 - Tue, December 12, 2017
Engadget Warner Bros. is making its own Harry Potter mobile game
Hogwarts is officially going mobile. From next year, Potterheads -- and muggles, should they wish -- will be able to create their own characters and experience life as a Hogwarts student in officially...
07:04 am -05 - Tue, December 12, 2017
Engadget You can now pre-order apps for Apple devices
Apple has launched a simple new feature that makes it even easier to get the apps you've been waiting for. The company announced a new pre-order function that lets developers make their future re...
06:22 am -05 - Tue, December 12, 2017
Engadget Three expands Feel at Home roaming to 11 more destinations
Three has always been ahead of the pack when it comes to international roaming; it abolished charges in Europe well before the European Union made it law last June. The network has also expanded its &...
06:00 am -05 - Tue, December 12, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday, December 12th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.This Tuesday, one Engadget editor attempted to become an Instagram star. (Spoiler: without money, it's harder than you'd think.) We have the best gift id...
05:01 am -05 - Tue, December 12, 2017
Engadget Watch SpaceX launch a reused capsule on a recycled rocket
SpaceX is making an historic first on Wednesday, when it gets one step closer towards realizing its vision of reusable space launch gear. The private space company is launching a space station resuppl...
03:35 am -05 - Tue, December 12, 2017
Engadget People are mortgaging their houses to buy Bitcoin
Bitcoin is sitting at $16,674 at the time of writing, after rocketing from $1,000 to more than $19,000 in the course of this year. Those types of eye-catching numbers (and the resulting media hype) ar...
02:17 am -05 - Tue, December 12, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's Cortana AI can connect to your Gmail
Microsoft's Cortana refuses to sit idly by as Amazon's Alexa hogs all the skills. Even though the two digital helpers are best buds (by way of their upcoming partnership), Cortana is feeling...
12:47 am -05 - Tue, December 12, 2017
Engadget Bungie's next 'Destiny 2' update backtracks on DLC 'mistakes'
Bungie's Destiny 2 fixes continue to roll in. Having addressed its communities' gripes with the game's XP system, it's now tackling another hot-button topic: the high-level content...
11:25 pm -05 - Mon, December 11, 2017
Engadget What's on TV: 'Mr. Robot,' 'PUBG' and 'Okami HD'
This week most series are wrapping up with fall finales, but the biggest TV show making its exit is Mr. Robot. While we wait for the new Star Wars flick this weekend, movie fans can check out Dunkirk ...
09:46 pm -05 - Mon, December 11, 2017
Engadget Atari's Speakerhat, a hat with speakers, is now on sale
Yes, Atari's speaker-equipped hats are very much real. At the last possible minute, the game brand has started selling the Speakerhat to the masses. Pay $130 or more ($100 until January 2nd) an...
07:45 pm -05 - Mon, December 11, 2017
Engadget Apple Watch GymKit syncing arrives in exactly one US gym
GymKit syncing on the Apple Watch technically arrived with watchOS 4.1, but there's been one main obstacle to using it: actually finding a gym that supports it. Only one fitness center each in A...
06:57 pm -05 - Mon, December 11, 2017
Engadget Ford exec: Hybrids are better suited for self-driving cars than EVs
Automakers like Nissan and Mercedes-Benz, as well as Lyft, have been bundling their autonomous car experiments into electric vehicles. But Ford will keep one foot in fossil fuels, at least for now. An...
06:03 pm -05 - Mon, December 11, 2017
Engadget American Express will stop requiring signatures for purchases
Mastercard and Discover both announced in recent months that, starting next year, they would no longer require signatures for credit card transactions. Now, the Verge reports, American Express has ann...
05:38 pm -05 - Mon, December 11, 2017
Engadget Paris cracks down on unregistered Airbnb properties
Airbnb has a long history of legal struggles in various cities in which it operates. Now, according to a report in AFP, Paris has requested that Airbnb comply with new regulations to register with the...
05:19 pm -05 - Mon, December 11, 2017
Engadget Airbnb will add VR previews of rooms and cities
Airbnb has been expanding to serve users' other needs, from partnering with WeWork to find desks for traveling customers to investing in apartment complexes for season-length rentals. But the com...
04:59 pm -05 - Mon, December 11, 2017
Engadget FCC and FTC outline how theyll cooperate after net neutrality vote
The FCC is scheduled to vote on its proposal to roll back net neutrality protections on December 14th and ahead of that vote, the FCC and FTC have released a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regardin...
04:41 pm -05 - Mon, December 11, 2017
Engadget Google app experiments push the limits of phone photography
Google doesn't want to limit its photographic prowess to its own phones -- it just released an initial batch of "appsperiments" that use the company's knack for computer vision and...
04:22 pm -05 - Mon, December 11, 2017
Engadget Dutch police retire convocation of drone-catching eagles
Police in the Netherlands may have been a tad too hasty in testing a squadron of drone-catching eagles. NOS has learned that Dutch law enforcement officials are retiring the birds (they're going...
04:01 pm -05 - Mon, December 11, 2017
Engadget Samsung and NYX want to sell you makeup with VR tutorials
It's not just video games -- virtual reality has lots of potential to change the way we experience information. You can experience what its like to walk in space with the BBC's ISS app for O...
03:39 pm -05 - Mon, December 11, 2017
Engadget New standard sets baseline for HDR on PC displays
As video enthusiasts will tell you, just saying a display is capable of high dynamic range doesn't say much -- you need to know how well it handles HDR. And that's crucial for PC monitors, w...
03:18 pm -05 - Mon, December 11, 2017
Engadget Imgur's Snacks is a Story-like collection of curated GIFs
Imgur began as a way for Redditors to share images quickly and easily, but has grown into a pretty robust site and accompanying mobile app. Last week, the company announced two new features that shoul...
03:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 11, 2017
Engadget Hypocrisy at the FCC and the illusion of transparency
Less than two weeks after being named chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai said one of his priorities was to "make the agency's operation more transparent," begin...
02:42 pm -05 - Mon, December 11, 2017
Engadget Researchers create prosthetic hand that offers more lifelike dexterity
Researchers at Georgia Tech have developed a prosthetic hand inspired by the bionic one given to Star Wars' Luke Skywalker. What sets this one apart from other prosthetics is the amount of dexter...
02:21 pm -05 - Mon, December 11, 2017
Engadget Amazon's Alexa can now wake you up with music instead of alarms
One of the greatest perks of connected speakers is waking up to whatever music you like, not just a buzzer or the radio. However, that hasn't been an option for Alexa-equipped devices like the Ec...
02:02 pm -05 - Mon, December 11, 2017
Engadget Microsoft offers developers a preview of its quantum computing kit
Developers hoping to get on the quantum computer train early can now get started with Microsoft's Quantum Development Kit, a free preview version of which was released today. The kit, which was f...
01:38 pm -05 - Mon, December 11, 2017
Engadget Russian hackers steal $10 million from ATMs through bank networks
The recent rash of bank system hacks goes deeper than you might have thought -- it also includes stealing cash directly from ATMs. Researchers at Group-iB have published details of MoneyTaker, a grou...
01:19 pm -05 - Mon, December 11, 2017
Engadget Xbox One can now stream YouTube video in 4K
The Xbox One X and S both allow you to watch 4K video, but the consoles didn't have a way to watch YouTube in 4K. That is, until now. This week, Microsoft is rolling out an app for both versions ...
01:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 11, 2017
Engadget I tried (and failed) to become an Instagram guru
The life of a rock star social media celebrity may not be as worthwhile as building hospitals in war zones, but it looks a hell of a lot more fun. Imagine all of those trips behind the red velvet rope...
12:43 pm -05 - Mon, December 11, 2017
Engadget Trump to sign directive ordering NASA to return to the Moon
President Trump's administration hasn't been shy about wanting to put people back on the Moon, and now it's taking action to make sure that happens. In a statement, the White House sai...
12:24 pm -05 - Mon, December 11, 2017
Engadget Apple confirms it's buying music recognition app Shazam
Well, that was fast. Following reports on Friday that Apple was planning to buy music recognition app Shazam, CNBC reports that Cupertino has confirmed the purchase. Terms of the deal weren't dis...
12:15 pm -05 - Mon, December 11, 2017
Engadget The best gifts for a console gamer
Don't worry, we're not out to start a console war in our comments: If you're in the market for a new games system, the Xbox One S, PlayStation VR, Nintendo Switch and 2DS XL all made it...
12:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 11, 2017
Engadget Google's Pixel AR stickers are available starting today
During Google's Pixel 2 event in October, the company teased its upcoming AR stickers and starting today, Pixel users can actually get their hands on them. Those with Pixel phones running Android...
11:42 am -05 - Mon, December 11, 2017
Engadget Ataribox pre-orders start this week, without any game details
Excited for the Ataribox? Well, starting December 14th, you'll be able to lay down $250 - $300 for the retro-modern console. The company emailed the news to fans recently and even teased that the...
11:21 am -05 - Mon, December 11, 2017
Engadget Netflix leads the streaming pack with nine Golden Globe nominations
Nominations for next month's Golden Globes ceremony were announced this morning and streaming services had a pretty decent showing. Netflix led the pack with nine TV nominations while Amazon and ...
11:03 am -05 - Mon, December 11, 2017
Engadget NASA's high altitude ER-2 scans California's wildfires
For the second time this year, swaths of California are burning out of control thanks to unseasonably warm and dry temperatures. To better study what's happening and assess the environmental impa...
10:41 am -05 - Mon, December 11, 2017
Engadget Netflix leads the streaming pack with nine Golden Globe nominations
Nominations for next month's Golden Globes ceremony were announced this morning and streaming services had a pretty decent showing. Netflix led the pack with nine TV nominations while Amazon and ...
10:22 am -05 - Mon, December 11, 2017
Engadget 'Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp' adds gardening to its list of chores
Collect fruit, trade it with villagers, build furniture, rinse, repeat. That's been the experience with Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp thus far, and if it's getting tedious, know that there�...
10:00 am -05 - Mon, December 11, 2017
Engadget Tech pioneers tell FCC: 'You don't understand how the internet works'
Today, pioneers of the internet such as Steve Wozniak, Tim Berners-Lee and Vinton Cerf sent a letter to the FCC telling them, "You don't understand how the internet works." The letter c...
09:24 am -05 - Mon, December 11, 2017
Engadget Verizons NFL streaming isnt restricted to its own customers anymore
Verizon and the NFL signed a new $2 billion, five-year deal today. In it, Verizon traded its previous status as the exclusive US wireless carrier for NFL games for the exclusive rights to livestream g...
08:57 am -05 - Mon, December 11, 2017
Engadget Google's high-quality Home Max speaker goes on sale for $399
Google launched its high-quality Home Max speaker with Google Assistant in October, and the last we heard (via a Best Buy leak), it was set to arrive on December 11th. That date was spot on, it turns ...
08:02 am -05 - Mon, December 11, 2017
Engadget Facebook's 'ticker,' aka creeper feed, is no more
Facebook has killed one of its oldest features, the "ticker," that let you see at a glance what your friends were doing or sharing. First launched in 2011, it used to appear to the right of ...
07:10 am -05 - Mon, December 11, 2017
Engadget BBC launches Alexa skill for live radio and podcasts
Every BBC radio station and podcast is now accessible through Amazon's Alexa assistant. So if you have an Echo or Echo dot in your home (or any Alexa-enabled speaker, for that matter), you can no...
07:02 am -05 - Mon, December 11, 2017
Engadget Google's Assistant will help 'sync' your smart home devices
Smart homes can be tricky to manage, especially if you've invested in a bunch of different brands. If you have a Google Home, good news: You can now use the Google Assistant to clean up and "...
06:00 am -05 - Mon, December 11, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Monday, December 11th 2017
Welcome to your Monday morning news missive. An anniversary Street Fighter game that crams in 12 (vaguely) different titles, a hacked way of cranking up the sound quality on your cheap Google Home Min...
04:31 am -05 - Mon, December 11, 2017
Engadget Gene therapy gives 'bubble babies' immune systems
Initial results from a new gene therapy technique suggest it could open the doors to a cure for "bubble baby" disease. Lacking the ability to ward off even the most common infections, infant...
02:55 am -05 - Mon, December 11, 2017
Engadget Google reveals all the Android Wear watches getting Oreo
Google left us in the dark for a bit as to which Android Wear smartwatches are getting Oreo. Thankfully, just a few days after its official arrival, we're getting the lowdown on device upgrades. ...
01:08 am -05 - Mon, December 11, 2017
Engadget Mod gives Google's Home Mini speaker its 'missing' line-out jack
For many, Google's Home Mini speaker has one key disadvantage over Amazon's Echo Dot: there's no line-out jack. If you want more powerful sound without buying a higher-priced model, you...
11:11 pm -05 - Sun, December 10, 2017
Engadget 'Evil Within 2' trial gives you a taste of surreal survival horror
Free trials (aka demos) are good ways to get a feel for a game before you buy, but they could be particularly helpful for The Evil Within 2. How are you going to wrap your head around Shinji Mikami�...
09:35 pm -05 - Sun, December 10, 2017
Engadget 'Street Fighter' anthology brings online play to classic brawlers
The original Street Fighter turned 30 this year, and Capcom is marking it in style... if a little late. It's releasing a Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection in May 2018 that not only bund...
08:02 pm -05 - Sun, December 10, 2017
Engadget OnePlus 5T needs an update to play Netflix in HD
The OnePlus 5T is defined by its cinematic 18:9 screen, but don't expect to get the full effect while you're watching your favorite streaming service... at least, not yet. Owners have learn...
06:34 pm -05 - Sun, December 10, 2017
Engadget 'MechWarrior 5' will revolve around co-op and user mods
Piranha Games is starting to open up on what MechWarrior 5: Mercernaries will entail after a year of teasing, and it's good news if you don't always want to play alone. The robot battler sh...
05:04 pm -05 - Sun, December 10, 2017
Engadget New 'Ready Player One' trailer reveals more of the real-world story
The initial trailer for Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Ready Player One focused on the virtual world of OASIS, and for understandable reasons: it's a visual showcase for a crucial part of ...
03:33 pm -05 - Sun, December 10, 2017
Engadget First US bitcoin futures start trading at 6PM Eastern
Bitcoin is one step closer to becoming a part of the mainstream financial world. Cboe is launching the first US bitcoin futures exchange at 6PM Eastern, giving speculators a chance to bet on the valu...
02:01 pm -05 - Sun, December 10, 2017
Engadget Apple AI chief reveals more progress on self-driving car tech
After remaining tight-lipped for years, Apple is now more than eager to share how much progress it's making on self-driving car technology. AI research director Ruslan Salakhutdinov made a presen...
12:30 pm -05 - Sun, December 10, 2017
Engadget The best DNA ancestry test
By Amadou DialloThis 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 ...
11:00 am -05 - Sun, December 10, 2017
Engadget After Math: Game On
This has been a celebratory week for video games, what with the industry coming together at the the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on Thursday to honor 2017's standout titles. Celebrities were ...
08:30 am -05 - Sun, December 10, 2017
Engadget Ben Heck's Super Glue Gun: Back to the drawing board
The team has heard your pleas for change: They've decided it's time to revisit the Super Glue Gun's auto stand. After mocking up the design, the group realized their best bet is to fire...
03:33 am -05 - Sun, December 10, 2017
Engadget FX will turn podcast hit 'Welcome to Night Vale' into a TV show
It's not just Amazon hoping a podcast's success will translate to a TV series. FX has reached a deal with Sony Pictures Television to turn Welcome to Night Vale into a TV show. Most of the...
11:55 pm -05 - Sat, December 9, 2017
Engadget Sony may finally let you change your PlayStation Network name
Many a gamer has had regrets about their choice of username -- xXxDeathCrusher420xXx might not be quite so appealing in adult life as it was in your teenage years. And for PlayStation fans, that'...
10:02 pm -05 - Sat, December 9, 2017
Engadget Andy Rubin returns to Essential amid questions over his past
Android mastermind Andy Rubin is back at the helm of Essential after his surprise personal leave... although you could argue that he never really left. Recode has learned that Rubin is back "less...
08:33 pm -05 - Sat, December 9, 2017
Engadget Google Maps will wake you up when you need to get off the bus
Google Maps will make taking the train or the bus in places you're visiting a lot less stressful: according to TechCrunch, the app will soon guide you through every step of a mass transit ride, i...
07:01 pm -05 - Sat, December 9, 2017
Engadget 'Jessica Jones' season 2 reaches Netflix on March 8th
To say that the second season of Jessica Jones has been a long time in coming would be an understatement. Netflix premiered the first season of the investigator-turned-superhero show in November 2015...
05:32 pm -05 - Sat, December 9, 2017
Engadget Uber to settle second lawsuit from India rape victim
Uber's determination to address its past scandals remains in effect. The ridesharing firm has agreed to settle the second lawsuit from the Indian rape victim who accused the company of improperly...
03:59 pm -05 - Sat, December 9, 2017
Engadget Craigslist sellers can now specify if they accept bitcoin
Next time you sell old furniture, you can use it as a chance to add more bitcoins to your stockpile. Craigslist now gives you a way to specify in your listing whether you accept virtual currency. Bloc...
02:31 pm -05 - Sat, December 9, 2017
Engadget FCC Chairman Ajit Pai 'jokes' about being a Verizon shill
Many have accused FCC Chairman Ajit Pai of being a telecom shill between his background as a former Verizon lawyer and his determination to ignore all public input (not to mention complaints about com...
01:00 pm -05 - Sat, December 9, 2017
Engadget Recommended Reading: Making a shed a top-rated destination on TripAdvisor
I Made My Shed the Top Rated Restaurant On TripAdvisorOobah Butler,ViceIf you've ever wondered just how many reviews on sites like TripAdvisor are fake, you're not alone. One writer took mat...
11:30 am -05 - Sat, December 9, 2017
Engadget Tested: The OnePlus 5T is the fastest-charging smartphone right now
By Mark SpoonauerYou just realized that your phone is low on juice, and panic sets in. How much charge can you get in a limited amount of time? We tested 10 of the top flagship phones and found that t...
10:07 am -05 - Sat, December 9, 2017
Engadget YouTube makes a few of its Red Originals free for the holidays
When you're stuck taking care of kids this holiday season, you could either watch Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer for the umpteenth time, or you could keep up with the times and turn to YouTube. T...
08:30 am -05 - Sat, December 9, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the weekend. We have some relatively normal Apple news to discuss, the most powerful GPU ever and a movie trailer that anime fans just can't miss....
04:59 am -05 - Sat, December 9, 2017
Engadget Next 'Overwatch' competitive season will have more changes
While Overwatch is still in its seventh competitive season, Blizzard has already tipped its hand about a couple of changes due in season eight. With these matches focused on creating even pairings to ...
12:01 am -05 - Sat, December 9, 2017
Engadget Try not to puke while playing 'Wipeout' in VR next year
Wipeout might be one of the most ill-suited games for virtual reality, featuring high-speed races with brilliant flashing lights and neon streaks -- but it's coming to PlayStation VR anyway. Wipe...
10:30 pm -05 - Fri, December 8, 2017
Engadget Watch the PlayStation Experience live stream right here
It's going to be a late night, folks. The PlayStation Experience takes place this weekend and Sony is kicking things off with a live-streamed presentation called PlayStation Presents tonight at 1...
09:32 pm -05 - Fri, December 8, 2017
Engadget Twitter blames bug for accidentally banning a bunch of accounts
What's allowed and isn't allowed on Twitter isn't always clear. Even though the company has come out with a hateful conduct policy and has unverified and banned some of those who violat...
07:57 pm -05 - Fri, December 8, 2017
Engadget Bungie feeds Destiny 2 trolls a ridiculously overpowered gun
Bungie responded to Destiny 2 player's complaints by cancelling a planned "Curse of Osiris" DLC livestream to detail new changes. The developers added more endgame rewards, a new weapon...
06:38 pm -05 - Fri, December 8, 2017
Engadget James Cameron's 'Alita: Battle Angel' stars creepy CG anime eyes
James Cameron has been toying with the idea of remaking Battle Angel Alita for decades now (seriously, I wrote about it back in 2009). Now, with its first trailer, the anime adaptation finally seems t...
06:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 8, 2017
Engadget Google re-enables touch controls for audio playback on the Home Mini
There's an update on the way for those of you with a Home Mini speaker. Google is rolling out a new feature that lets you use the sides of the device to play or pause whatever you're listeni...
05:46 pm -05 - Fri, December 8, 2017
Engadget Researchers use electric currents to detect cancer in human tissue
In a study published recently in Angewandte Chemie, researchers demonstrated that an imaging technique called scanning electrochemical microscopy could become a very useful medical tool. Rather than h...
05:15 pm -05 - Fri, December 8, 2017
Engadget Sony drops the price of PSVR bundles by $100 for the holidays
Sony is all set to make some fine deals on PlayStation hardware this holiday season. Starting December 10th, you can score a PlayStation VR bundle for $100 off the regular price and a PS4 Pro 1 TB bun...
04:55 pm -05 - Fri, December 8, 2017
Engadget Facebook adds a sound and music library you can use for video
Facebook has a bunch of new tools for video creators. First up, it has launched a community hub for 360 degree video (which isn't live for everyone just yet) that gathers educational bits like ho...
04:41 pm -05 - Fri, December 8, 2017
Engadget OKCupid unveils major overhaul to cull spam messages
OKCupid (OKC) realizes that it needs to evolve if it wants to stay relevant in the ever-changing online dating world. Specifically, it'll start retooling how messaging works very soon. Starting n...
04:24 pm -05 - Fri, December 8, 2017
Engadget Apple is reportedly buying Shazam and its music identification tech
In a bit of Friday afternoon news, TechCrunch reports that Apple plans to buy Shazam, the company behind the popular audio identification software and app. Apparently, the site's sources indicate...
04:18 pm -05 - Fri, December 8, 2017
Engadget Apples Jony Ive will return to his design management role
Apple's chief design officer, Jony Ive, is picking his old management duties back up again, 9to5Mac reports. Back in 2015, Ive was upgraded to chief design officer from senior VP and day-to-day m...
04:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 8, 2017
Engadget All the cool gifts are made for spying on you
It's the gift-giving season, and high-tech gadgets are more exciting than ever. Alexa, Siri, Cortana, and even "Okay Google" are ready to come over for holiday ham, ready to help you tu...
03:42 pm -05 - Fri, December 8, 2017
Engadget Russian Twitter bots are reportedly helping #NoRussiaNoGames push
It's both terrifying and fascinating how well Russia uses Twitter to influence the perception of world events. Operatives from the country have supported Trump and Brexit and positioned propagand...
03:30 pm -05 - Fri, December 8, 2017
Engadget Qualcomm has a new 4K HDR feature, but which devices support it?
There was a moment of confusion after Qualcomm announced that the new Snapdragon 845 chipset would enable mobile cameras to record videos in 4K HDR. The promise of smartphone videos with more colors, ...
03:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 8, 2017
Engadget Destroying net neutrality will hurt artists and small businesses the most
The internet as we know it could change come December 14th. FCC chairman and former Verizon attorney Ajit Pai is expected to undo net neutrality, and with it the Title 2 regulations that prevent the l...
02:37 pm -05 - Fri, December 8, 2017
Engadget Google pauses crackdown on apps that use accessibility features
Almost a month ago, Google cracked down on developers that used Android's accessibility features for apps that weren't expressly created for people with disabilities. The company told develo...
02:15 pm -05 - Fri, December 8, 2017
Engadget Patreons fee change punishes supporters who make small pledges
This week, the popular patronage system Patreon made an announcement that has shaken its user base to the core: It's implementing a fee change that will gut the current pledge system and is alrea...
02:03 pm -05 - Fri, December 8, 2017
Engadget Plex on Android now works more like a 'real' DVR
Plex recently turned your devices into virtual DVRs through its live TV update, but there have been limitations: you couldn't timeshift to replay an important moment, and watching a show while it...
01:41 pm -05 - Fri, December 8, 2017
Engadget Facebook reveals how it handles harassment inside US offices
Facebook has been publicly searching for a solution to harassment, hate speech and bullying on the site for years -- and at the same time, less publicly, the company has been honing its internal appro...
01:22 pm -05 - Fri, December 8, 2017
Engadget Uber will soon have to compete with China's Didi Chuxing in Mexico
China's major ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing is expanding its services to Mexico, Reuters reports. This will be Didi's first international expansion and sources told Reuters that the comp...
01:01 pm -05 - Fri, December 8, 2017
Engadget Kaspersky Lab is closing its Washington, DC office
Kaspersky Lab Inc. has had a rough time with the US government this year and now Bloomberg reports that the company will be closing its Washington, DC office. However, while its government business se...
12:40 pm -05 - Fri, December 8, 2017
Engadget Essential Phone sends 360-degree live video to Facebook and YouTube
Essential has been racing to improve the (frankly lackluster) camera software on its phone ever since launch, and now those upgrades are showering affection on the handset's signature 360 Camera ...
12:26 pm -05 - Fri, December 8, 2017
Engadget Overwatchs Winter Wonderland event returns on December 12th
Overwatch's "Winter Wonderland" is on the way and it's bringing with it some familiar gameplay as well as a new arcade mode. Last year's Mei's Snowball Offensive will be ...
12:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 8, 2017
Engadget The best touchscreen winter gloves
By Nick GuyThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commi...
11:41 am -05 - Fri, December 8, 2017
Engadget Pirate simulator 'Sea of Thieves' hits Xbox on March 20th
Rare's cartoony pirate simulator Sea of Thieves sets sail for your Xbox One and Windows 10 March 20th. Microsoft's stab at breaking out of its Forza, Gears of War and Halo release cadence ca...
11:19 am -05 - Fri, December 8, 2017
Engadget Amazon Echo speakers and Music Unlimited head to 28 more countries
It took Amazon a while to get its streaming music strategy truly off the ground -- its Music Unlimited service, with competes with Spotify, Apple Music and the like, only launched last fall. But today...
11:00 am -05 - Fri, December 8, 2017
Engadget Nobody knows if Snapchat shows are actually successful
Snapchat hasn't been coy about its obsession with making original video content. Snap Inc., its parent company, sees TV-like programming as the holy grail and key to its long-term success. The qu...
10:39 am -05 - Fri, December 8, 2017
Engadget SiriusXM now streams radio stations to your Apple TV
SiriusXM is now available on 4th generation Apple TVs and Apple TV 4K. Subscribers with streaming access can use the SiriusXM app to access its over 200 channels, which can be customized with MySXM. U...
10:18 am -05 - Fri, December 8, 2017
Engadget Google and ProPublica help journalists cover local elections
ProPublica and Google's News Lab are teaming up to help journalists, especially at the local level, report on all things related to elections. The Election Databot, which launched during the 2016...
10:01 am -05 - Fri, December 8, 2017
Engadget MIT is redesigning power converters to make the grid more efficient
Electrical efficiency affects a massive number of devices, from the relatively tiny phones in our pockets all the way up to electric cars and the power grids keeping our houses running. Power converte...
09:46 am -05 - Fri, December 8, 2017
Engadget Marvel comics arrive in Hoopla's public library app
Comic books are a brilliant medium, but keeping up with the latest releases can be expensive. If you live in the US, it's worth checking out Hoopla; the service is supported by more than 1,500 pu...
09:01 am -05 - Fri, December 8, 2017
Engadget Researchers find another smart toy that's easy to hack
A team of security researchers that has warned of the dangers of smart toys has found another that can be used to spy on your children. Pen Test Partners examined the Teksta Toucan, finding that it�...
08:41 am -05 - Fri, December 8, 2017
Engadget NVIDIA's 'most powerful GPU' ever is built for AI
NVIDIA's newest Titan GPU is now available for purchase, and the company says it's the "world's most powerful GPU for the PC" yet. The GPU-maker has launched the Volta-powered...
08:03 am -05 - Fri, December 8, 2017
Engadget Australia will soon have a blockchain-based stock exchange
The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) will soon be the first mainstream financial market to adopt blockchain technology....
07:15 am -05 - Fri, December 8, 2017
Engadget Uber loses another operating licence in the UK
Uber's UK troubles continue to mount. The company's operating licence has been suspended in Sheffield following what it calls "an administrative error." In early October, Uber told...
07:02 am -05 - Fri, December 8, 2017
Engadget 'Marvel Rising' superteam launches with four digital shorts
Marvel is combatting X-Men and Avengers fatigue some you probably already feel by launching a new ragtag band of superheroes in 2018. The new franchise called Marvel Rising will start with six, four-m...
06:00 am -05 - Fri, December 8, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, December 8th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.There's plenty of news from last night's Game Awards, plus a ride in the surprisingly tech-heavy 2018 Ford Mustang....
05:03 am -05 - Fri, December 8, 2017
Engadget YouTube's 'Remix' subscription music service could launch in March
Another attempt by YouTube to mend fences with the music industry -- internally referred to as Remix -- is a few months away from launching, according to a report by Bloomberg. Late last year industry...
04:01 am -05 - Fri, December 8, 2017
Engadget The Game Awards round-up: catch all the best bits
Geoff Keighley has been touting this year's The Game Awards as the gaming industry's answer to the Oscars. Now that the ceremony has concluded, we can safely say that he delivered. It had al...
03:00 am -05 - Fri, December 8, 2017
Engadget Just Eat made a 'magic wand' for ordering food.
Just Eat, we need to talk. Your latest invention, a food-ordering "magic wand," is ridiculous. I get that you want to have some fun over the Christmas period &mdash; and somewhere, your ...
03:00 am -05 - Fri, December 8, 2017
Engadget Just Eat made a 'magic wand' for ordering food
Just Eat, we need to talk. Your latest invention, a food-ordering "magic wand," is ridiculous. I get that you want to have some fun over the Christmas period &mdash; and somewhere, your ...
11:35 pm -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget 'Dreams,' the new game from 'LittleBigPlanet' devs, lands in 2018
We've been wondering about Dreams for a while now. First announced in 2015 as a trippy, user-controlled kind of world-creating game, Dreams is the new title from LittleBigPlanet studio Media Mole...
10:39 pm -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget 'Bayonetta 3' is a Nintendo Switch exclusive
Get ready for some much-needed hack and slash action on the Switch. Platinum Games Bayonetta series is getting a third instalment exclusively for Nintendo's console. Not only that, but the first ...
10:30 pm -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget Escape prison in 'A Way Out' next March
A Way Out, the prison break co-op game we first saw at EA's press conference at E3 this year, will be available as a digital download starting on March 23rd, 2018. As a great bonus, you'll b...
10:16 pm -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget 'Soul Calibur VI' hits Steam, PS4 and Xbox One in 2018
The next, long-awaited entry in the Soul Calibur franchise is on its way. Soul Calibur VI is scheduled to land on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in 2018, Bandai Namco announced tonight during The Game...
10:01 pm -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget Tonight's 'Zelda' DLC gives you a motorcycle
The next add-on pack for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild takes the champions from the base game (Goron, Rito and Zora) adds a slew of new challenges. And best of all, it's available incre...
10:01 pm -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget PUBG rival Fortnite adds 50 v. 50 team deathmatch
Fortnite: Battle Royale may have caught some flak from the makers of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, but that didn't stop it from becoming an instant hit. To build on that success (and steal ...
09:43 pm -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget 'Firewatch' studio Campo Santo is building an Egyptian adventure
Campo Santo, the independent studio behind Firewatch, is working on a new game called In the Valley of Gods. It's a first-person adventure set in the 1920s that takes players through the abandone...
09:01 pm -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget Why Qualcomms Tech Summit this week mattered
Qualcomm had so much news to share this year that it decided to throw a three-day "Tech Summit" in Hawaii for hundreds of press and analysts. In addition to unveiling the latest generation o...
08:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget Watch The Game Awards right here
It's been a fairly fantastic year for video games -- so let's celebrate. The Game Awards kick off tonight in Los Angeles at 9 PM ET, though the pre-show begins at 8:30 PM ET across a variety...
07:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget Thai company mu Space can now operate satellites
Today, Thai startup company mu Space announced that it has acquired a satellite license from Thailand's National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission. It allows the company to operate s...
06:26 pm -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget Qualcomm made a USB-C DAC to show off its hi-fi audio tech
If you're familiar with the name Qualcomm at all, you may know them best as the maker of Snapdragon processors that power many, if not most, of the market's leading smartphones. But Qualcomm...
06:17 pm -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget Drone curbs overtime in Japan by blasting workers with music
Japan has a culture that encourages overtime out of a sense of loyalty, and that's a serious problem. It not only cuts into family and social life, it leads to entirely avoidable deaths. Taisei...
05:42 pm -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget Quincy Jones has a streaming service for jazz documentaries
It's easy enough to find concert movies or music documentaries online, but watching them across various services is kind of a pain. Jazz legend Quincy Jones wants to help with that. Along with a ...
05:21 pm -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget Hilton plans to offer a smart hotel room system next year
From a Watson-powered concierge to in-room VR porn, hotels are getting more and more tech-savvy and connected. There's an Amazon Echo in every room when you stay at Wynn's Las Vegas hotel, a...
05:05 pm -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget iOS HomeKit bug exposed smart locks to unauthorized access
Apple has another security issue to deal with. As 9to5Mac reports today, Apple's HomeKit framework has a vulnerability that allows unauthorized access to connected smart devices like locks and ga...
04:59 pm -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Save $65 on an iPad mini 4
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...
04:28 pm -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget Next 'GTA Online' heist resets the doomsday clock
We never got the additional story mode heists for Grand Theft Auto V, but Rockstar Games seems to be making up for that with the next add-on for perennial moneymaker GTA Online. From the looks of it, ...
04:09 pm -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget John Scalzi's 'Old Man's War' sci-fi series is headed to Netflix
Award-winning author John Scalzi famously chose military sci-fi for his Old Man's War series because it was a marketable sub-genre. Lucky for us that he did, as the eventual six-book series has b...
03:47 pm -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget Anheuser-Busch wants to deliver beer with Tesla's electric semi-trucks
Anheuser-Busch just joined the list of companies that have placed an order for Tesla's upcoming semi-trucks. In an announcement today, the beer-maker said it has ordered 40 of the trucks that are...
03:31 pm -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget These new Honda concept mobility robots are adorable
At CES 2018, Honda is set to unveil its 3E Robotics Concept robots. These are aimed at making people's lives easier through the use of robots, with a focus on helping those with mobility issues n...
03:16 pm -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget Walmart sells meal kits to challenge Amazon and Blue Apron
Walmart's never-ending quest to beat Amazon has it venturing into unfamiliar territory: meal kits. The big-box retailer has started selling just shy of 30 meal kits (such as a Thai crab curry) f...
03:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget Sacramento Kings to build NBA 2K League training center inside arena
Now that the National Basketball Association has its own eSports initiative with NBA 2K League, it's only a matter of time before various teams jump into the digital arena. Qualifiers start Janua...
03:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget Facebook Live can now broadcast Messenger games
Facebook is celebrating the first year of games on Messenger by introducing new titles and a few new features, starting with the ability to livestream them to friends. If you want to show your friends...
02:40 pm -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget This is why you don't look directly at a solar eclipse
Remember all that talk about eclipse glasses ahead of the full solar eclipse in August? Remember NASA repeatedly letting everyone know how important those glasses were for eye safety? Do you remember ...
02:18 pm -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget 'Mario Rabbids' gets a free versus battle mode tomorrow
The Nintendo Switch is quickly becoming the go-to console for games with couch co-op and local multiplayer. Need more evidence? Ubisoft is adding a versus mode to Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, one o...
01:57 pm -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget The next Hearthstone expansion is a dungeon-delving adventure
Blizzard's free-to-play card game Hearthstone just released its third and final expansion of 2017, Kobolds and Catacombs. Like the other two content releases earlier this year, K&amp;C adds 1...
01:38 pm -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget Sharp wants a 'Japan alliance' to boost OLED TV competition
Sharp wants to gain a foothold in the OLED market by teaming up with rival company Japan Display. Sharp's chief executive, Tai Jeng-wu, told reporters at the Tokyo Stock Exchange that he wants to...
01:23 pm -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget You'll have to wait an extra month to play 'Far Cry 5'
One of next year's biggest games needs some more time in the deep-fat fryer. Far Cry 5 is scheduled to hit PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on March 27th, one month after the initial release date U...
01:06 pm -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget Cryptocurrency mining marketplace loses $64 million to hackers
A cryptocurrency marketplace called NiceHash has suffered a security breach that left its bitcoin wallet tens of millions of dollars lighter. Slovenia-based NiceHash connects miners, or people selling...
12:52 pm -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget Duolingo podcasts are a casual way to learn a new language
Duolingo is moving beyond gamifying language learning and into podcasts. The first season focuses on simple-to-understand Spanish-language stories. But they aren't fiction. The first episode is a...
12:36 pm -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget Photo app VSCO introduces a private messaging feature
In the past, the app VSCO has focused much more on photography than on social networking. But now, it's taking additional steps towards allowing people to connect on its service. Today, VSCO anno...
12:17 pm -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget Sony sold 2 million PSVR units in just over a year
Sony's PlayStation 4 has continued to sell well, and just broke 70 million consoles sold. That shouldn't be a big surprise given its market trajectory, moving past 60 million systems in June...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget The best gifts for the PC gamer in your life
Of the more than two dozen sections in our massive holiday gift guide, the PC gaming is one of the largest. That's because there are so many directions you can go in here: You can splurge on a la...
11:45 am -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget This wireless VR tech could make it easier to play with others
The next big hurdle for virtual reality is obvious to anyone who's put on a headset: Getting rid of all of those wires. We've seen cordless solutions from TPCast and Intel, but now Amimon, a...
11:22 am -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget San Francisco restricts the use of delivery robots on its sidewalks
Companies that are testing delivery robots hit a stumbling block in San Francisco this week. The city's Board of Supervisors voted to require permits for any autonomous delivery devices, restrict...
11:05 am -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget Patreon is shifting processing fees from creators to supporters
On December 18th, Patreon will be changing how it handles service fees. Currently, Patreon takes five percent of whatever creators make on the site but because of various processing fees that also app...
10:39 am -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget A fifth of startup founders think sexism reports are 'overblown'
Despite the pervasive issue of sexism and harassment in Silicon Valley gaining prominence in recent times, it seems the industry still has a long way to go in acknowledging the problem. A survey by ve...
10:19 am -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget Tesla can sell EVs in Missouri again after court win
Auto dealership's in Missouri really don't want Tesla on their turf, and last year got a judge to ban the automaker from getting a license in the state. However, the Missouri Court of Appeal...
10:02 am -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget Streets of Rage comes to mobiles with local multiplayer
Sega Mega Drive classic Streets of Rage is now available on mobile, thanks to the Sega Forever retro games service, so you can get your dose of denim-clad muscle brawling wherever you are. It also sup...
09:30 am -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget The Mustang GT adds brains to the brawn
The Mustang personifies the American muscle car. Folks who have zero interest in the Camaro and Charger are in awe of the design of the Ford that landed on roads in 1964. Besides a few design hiccups ...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget Google puts celebrities to work answering your search questions
It's easy to find celebrity info if you're determined to look for it, but wouldn't you rather hear it straight from the source? You just might. Google is adding a feature to mobile se...
08:32 am -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget 'PUBG' reveals its second map, Miramar
As PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds creeps towards version 1.0 and its console debut on Xbox One next week, it's about to double its number of maps. "Miramar" has a desert setting int...
07:51 am -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget Instagram experiments with a standalone messaging app
It happened to Facebook, and now it's happening to Instagram. Today, the Zuckerberg empire is launching a standalone messaging app for Instagram called Direct. As The Verge reports, it's tec...
07:01 am -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget Uber paid off a 20-year-old Florida man to destroy hacked data
More details are coming to light about Uber's huge data breach. Reuters is reporting that a 20-year-old Florida man was behind the 2016 extortion-oriented cyberattack and was paid through the fir...
06:00 am -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, December 7th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Black Mirror or The Twilight Zone? We have important news for fans, plus a look at YouTube's top videos of 2017....
05:36 am -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget HTC's standalone Vive Focus launches in China for $600
While we've already taken a good look at the Vive Focus standalone VR headset with 6DoF "world-scale" tracking, HTC had yet to reveal its detailed specs nor price, but almost a month la...
04:28 am -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget Volkswagen exec gets seven years in prison over emissions scandal
Volkswagen official Oliver Schmidt has been sentenced to seven years in prison and handed down a $400,000 fine. In August, the former Volkswagen manager in Michigan pleaded guilty for his role in the ...
03:02 am -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget Android Wear's Oreo upgrade is ready
Google has been doling out Oreo treats to a bunch of devices of late. The HTC U11 got the bump last week, followed by Android 8.1 landing on Nexus and Pixel devices. Now, it's Android Wear's...
01:32 am -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget Ryan Reynolds is Detective Pikachu
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the upcoming live-action Pok&eacute;mon movie has found an actor for its title role: Ryan Reynolds. In a performance that its sources say is "motion-captur...
12:46 am -05 - Thu, December 7, 2017
Engadget Chrome for business isolates websites for added security
Google handed more security controls to G Suite admins in July, now it's bolstering its browser's defenses for business users too. Today's Chrome 63 rollout brings with it site isolatio...
11:52 pm -05 - Wed, December 6, 2017
Engadget ProtonMail Bridge offers encryption for your go-to email client
ProtonMail's encrypted email app went live for everyone a year or so ago. The company offered a free VPN service just this past June and an encrypted contacts system just before Thanksgiving of t...
10:44 pm -05 - Wed, December 6, 2017
Engadget OKCupid hopes interest searches will replace swipes in dating apps
The yes-or-no swipe is the de facto way to find matches in dating apps these days, but it has its limits. Do you really want to sift through dozens of people just to find the one or two that share you...
09:12 pm -05 - Wed, December 6, 2017
Engadget The world's smallest Mona Lisa is made from DNA
Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa painting isn't actually that big (30 inches tall), but Caltech researchers have found a way to make that seem downright gargantuan. They've used DNA to co...
07:55 pm -05 - Wed, December 6, 2017
Engadget Tidal now works with Apple's CarPlay
Spotify, Google Play Music and the BBC's iPlayer Radio all work with Apple's CarPlay. Now Tidal users can get in on the action, too; the company tweeted the compatibility of its streaming ap...
07:08 pm -05 - Wed, December 6, 2017
Engadget Google shuts down Chrome apps section on Mac and Windows
Way back in August 2016, Google announced that it would be shuttering the apps section in the Chrome Web Store. As the company had stated in a blog post, this was one step in a process to shut down st...
06:33 pm -05 - Wed, December 6, 2017
Engadget White House lets NSA's warrantless surveillance continue until April
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act's Section 702, which authorizes the NSA's warrantless data gathering, is supposed to expire on New Year's Eve. Don't tell that to the Whi...
05:54 pm -05 - Wed, December 6, 2017
Engadget Researchers found a way to tuck AR objects behind real ones
Current AR technology does a pretty decent job of placing a virtual image in front of an actual one, but blocking a virtual image with a real object is actually quite difficult and something that avai...
05:23 pm -05 - Wed, December 6, 2017
Engadget Netflix locks down Stranger Things producer for future series
Both seasons of Stranger Things have been colossal hits for Netflix. So it's no surprise that the company just locked down the show's producer Shawn Levy, which sources tell Variety is a fou...
05:02 pm -05 - Wed, December 6, 2017
Engadget Steam no longer accepts bitcoin for game purchases
Have you been stockpiling bitcoin to go on a Steam shopping spree? You'll need to change your plans. Valve has stopped accepting bitcoin due to a combination of high transaction costs (up from ...
04:39 pm -05 - Wed, December 6, 2017
Engadget Jordan Peele to executive produce CBS 'The Twilight Zone' reboot
A couple of weeks back, CBS CEO Les Moonves announced in an earnings call that the network was planning to bring back "The Twilight Zone" to the broadcaster's All Access streaming app. ...
04:18 pm -05 - Wed, December 6, 2017
Engadget Porsche is working on a plug-in hybrid version of the 911
Porsche has been flirting with EVs for a bit now and it looks like the the famed 911 coupe might be going partially electric. CEO Oliver Bloom recently told Automotive News that a plug-in hybrid versi...
04:03 pm -05 - Wed, December 6, 2017
Engadget US airlines plan to enforce new rules on smart bags
Travelers looking to use their fancy new smart luggage may soon face a hard time getting the bags on a plane due to safety concerns about their batteries. According to CNN, American, Delta and Alaska ...
03:41 pm -05 - Wed, December 6, 2017
Engadget Lyft's self-driving car pilot launches in Boston
It took several months, but Lyft and nuTonomy have made good on their promise to test autonomous ridesharing cars in Boston. The two have launched a pilot program that gives "select" Seaport...
03:20 pm -05 - Wed, December 6, 2017
Engadget Amazons Transparent hasnt cut ties with Jeffrey Tambor yet
Last month, following accusations of sexual assault, Transparent actor Jeffrey Tambor released a statement that made it seem like he would be leaving the show. "Given the politicized atmosphere t...
03:03 pm -05 - Wed, December 6, 2017
Engadget Google's AlphaGo AI can teach itself to master games like chess
Google's DeepMind team has already advanced its AlphaGo AI to dominate Go without human input, but now the system is clever enough to master other board games without intervention. Researchers ha...
02:39 pm -05 - Wed, December 6, 2017
Engadget Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann teases Vine 2.0
The social platform Vine suffered a cruel demise at the dawn of 2017 when its owner Twitter shut it down. The six-second-max format became a haven for bizarre performances that birthed a new culture w...
02:18 pm -05 - Wed, December 6, 2017
Engadget The Internet Association asks FCC to delay its net neutrality vote
The Internet Association, whose members include Amazon, Netflix and Uber, sent a letter to the FCC today requesting that the commission either delay its upcoming vote on the proposal to remove net neu...
01:59 pm -05 - Wed, December 6, 2017
Engadget The new Portal game is a Bridge Constructor spin-off
Fans have been waiting with little hope for a third entry in the beloved Portal franchise since the second game came out in 2011. It seems Valve has answered their prayers -- kind of. Instead of anoth...
01:44 pm -05 - Wed, December 6, 2017
Engadget Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 doubles down on cameras and AI
The next-generation mobile processor that you'll most likely find in many of next year's major flagships is here. At its second annual tech summit today, Qualcomm unveiled the Snapdragon 845...
01:20 pm -05 - Wed, December 6, 2017
Engadget The best VR headsets
It's crazy to think how far VR has come over the past few years. While the technology made its big consumer debut in 2016, with the launch of the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR, we also...
01:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 6, 2017
Engadget Farthest-ever supermassive black hole reveals the early universe
Quasars are supermassive black holes at the center of galaxies that actively consume gas and dust. As mass falls into the black hole, it forms an accretion disk around the black hole and jets of matte...
12:41 pm -05 - Wed, December 6, 2017
Engadget Teslas Model 3 patch adds futuristic features like an FM radio
Tesla's latest update for the Model 3 adds an FM radio and a tripometer. Let that sink in for a bit. Sure, plenty of cars don't have CD players anymore, but a radio is pretty standard equipm...
12:19 pm -05 - Wed, December 6, 2017
Engadget YouTube's top videos of 2017 include Ed Sheeran and masked singers
It's YouTube's turn at summarizing 2017, and it just posted its top trending and music videos... which aren't necessarily what you'd expect. Heartthrob pop star Ed Sheeran dominate...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 6, 2017
Engadget Oculus Rift Core 2.0 update is now available in beta
Today, Oculus announced that its Rift Core 2.0 VR interface, as well as its redesigned companion desktop app, are available in beta through a free software update -- you just need to opt into the Publ...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 6, 2017
Engadget The colossal ITER fusion power facility is halfway finished
Fusion remain the ideal solution for energy woes: Limitless production with no harmful waste. Scientists haven't managed to get a functional (and productive) installation up and running, but that...
11:22 am -05 - Wed, December 6, 2017
Engadget Pokmon Go will soon incorporate real-world weather
Pok&eacute;mon Go is getting a slew of new Pok&eacute;mon this week as well as a dynamic weather system later this month. The game will soon reflect the real weather around you and that will a...
11:04 am -05 - Wed, December 6, 2017
Engadget Facebooks Year in Review confirms 2017 was terrible
Yesterday, Facebook unveiled its annual Year in Review, which highlights the biggest moments of 2017. And, unsurprisingly, most of them are pretty depressing, confirming what we all already knew: The ...
10:50 am -05 - Wed, December 6, 2017
Engadget 'Black Mirror' season four hits Netflix on December 29th
After months of hype, Netflix has finally set a release date for the fourth season of Black Mirror. A trailer for Charlie Brooker's technology-gone-wrong anthology has revealed that the six new ...
10:27 am -05 - Wed, December 6, 2017
Engadget EU lets luxury brands block goods from Amazon
Luxury brands in Europe have won the right to block sales of their products online if they feel it damages their image. An EU court ruled that Coty, the owner of brands like Calvin Klein, Covergirl an...
10:06 am -05 - Wed, December 6, 2017
Engadget Girl Scouts launches computer science program to encourage STEM careers
Back in 2012, the Girl Scouts Research Institute conducted a survey, called the Generation STEM report, in which they discovered that 74 percent of teen girls are interested in STEM. However, that fad...
09:45 am -05 - Wed, December 6, 2017
Engadget IKEA and Sonos are collaborating on a new range of products
Whether it's turning the heating on via a smartphone app or charging said smartphone by simply flinging it onto a table, home automation has a lot of appeal -- it's convenient, fun to play w...
09:22 am -05 - Wed, December 6, 2017
Engadget Lytro shuts down its multi-focus photo sharing platform
Remember Lytro's cool, but kinda gimmicky "light-field" photography? It let you take pictures without a defined focus point and post them on a special online platform, where users could...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, December 6, 2017
Engadget 'Her Story' creator's new series is based on '80s classic 'WarGames'
Back in 2015, Sam Barlow released the indie game Her Story, which was critically lauded for its non-linear storytelling. Today, interactive entertainment company Eko announced his next experience: #Wa...
08:29 am -05 - Wed, December 6, 2017
Engadget Teslas Gigafactory might be behind a global battery shortage
Tesla has been besieged by reports of production delays and quality control issues lately, and now it's coming under fire for problems at its Gigafactory, which have led to a global shortage of c...
08:05 am -05 - Wed, December 6, 2017
Engadget Amazon Prime Video finally arrives on Apple TV
Amazon might be fighting with Google over YouTube, but it's own streaming service just got a big win. Amazon Prime Video has finally landed on Apple TV, around six months after Tim Cook first sai...
08:01 am -05 - Wed, December 6, 2017
Engadget Mozilla and Yahoo sue each other over default search engine deal
Deals between web browser suppliers and search engine providers are big business. For Mozilla, agreements with search engines have brought in as much as US$300 million a year, which accounts for 90 pe...
07:20 am -05 - Wed, December 6, 2017
Engadget Deliveroo fends off gig economy criticism with courier insurance
Deliveroo is combating criticism of its employment practices with a new sickness and accident insurance policy for riders. Bicycle, scooter and motorcycle couriers can now access "industry-leadin...
07:01 am -05 - Wed, December 6, 2017
Engadget Facebook is asking random questions to learn more about you
Facebook is trying to get its users talk more about themselves in between all their link shares, photos and videos. Its newest feature for web and mobile called "Did You Know" asks you rando...
06:20 am -05 - Wed, December 6, 2017
Engadget The BBC will teach school kids how to spot fake news
Social networks and search engines are trying all manner of tactics to help users identify fake news, from flagging trusted publishers to relying on readers to spot misinformation. A new initiative fr...
06:00 am -05 - Wed, December 6, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday, December 6th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to Wednesday, where the line between phones and PCs is blurrier than ever, and we're entering a new round of Google vs. Amazon....
04:31 am -05 - Wed, December 6, 2017
Engadget HQ's live trivia is coming to Android in time for the holidays
Since launching in August the HQ app has been attracting hundreds of thousands of players to its twice-daily live trivia games, but so far they're all playing on iPhones. Now, a tweet indicates t...
03:02 am -05 - Wed, December 6, 2017
Engadget Google Maps motorcycle mode finds shortcuts for India's bikers
Although, Google's Android Oreo Go OS and Files Go! storage app were the headliners at its India event, the company also had two more surprises in tow: a two-wheeler mode for Maps and a bi-lingua...
03:00 am -05 - Wed, December 6, 2017
Engadget Wileyfox phones are cheaper if you dont mind lockscreen ads
Wileyfox is already in the business of making affordable smartphones that prioritise value for money, and now it's started offering most of its devices for significantly cheaper, provided custome...
01:33 am -05 - Wed, December 6, 2017
Engadget Netflix tries out a Christmas movie with Kurt Russell as Santa
Netflix is handing Kurt Russell the role he was born to play: Santa Claus. The streaming giant is about to start rolling cameras on a festive flick, according to The Hollywood Reporter, with filmmaker...
12:01 am -05 - Wed, December 6, 2017
Engadget Comcasts xFi Advanced Gateway modem is now available nationwide
It's no secret that modems provided by your ISP can leave a lot to be desired. While we generally recommend you use your own hardware when it comes to your internet connection, plenty of people j...
11:38 pm -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget MIT researchers made a living ink that responds to its surroundings
Researchers at MIT have developed a 3D printable hydrogel that can sense and respond to stimuli. The hydrogel is loaded with bacteria that can be genetically programmed to light-up when they come in c...
10:06 pm -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's Whiteboard Preview app is all about collaboration
In the quest to release better collaboration tools, Microsoft released its Whiteboard Preview app in a private beta. The software lets teams mark up multiple boards with cute skeumorphic details to ea...
08:42 pm -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget Netgear recalls Arlo outdoor camera power adapters over fire risks
If you bought one of Netgear's Arlo outdoor cameras and then snapped up an extra power adapter just in case, you may want to sit up and take notice. Neetgear and the Consumer Product Safety Comm...
07:38 pm -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget Researchers 3D-print WiFi-connected objects that don't need power
Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a way for 3D-printed plastic objects to transmit information via WiFi without the help of batteries or electronics. And they show that it can...
06:53 pm -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget NBA 2K eSports league qualifiers start January 1st
If you've been itching for an opportunity to participate in the officially sanctioned NBA 2K League when things get started in earnest this May, you now know what it'll take to pass muster: ...
06:03 pm -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget Marvel is making a scripted 'Wolverine' podcast for Stitcher
Marvel is taking Logan to the internet. The comics publisher has entered a partnership with Stitcher to produce a premium podcast starring the razor-clawed mutant called Wolverine: The Long Night. Wea...
05:41 pm -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget Car2Go's carsharing service now offers Mercedes CLA sedans in NYC
If you're a Car2Go member living in New York City, you can show up to your next destination in style. Starting today, members of the car-sharing service in Brooklyn and Queens can rent 2018 Merce...
05:22 pm -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget NASA's James Webb telescope is one step closer to launch
NASA's $8.8 billion James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has just left the thermal vacuum chamber where it's spent more than three months being put through its paces in a series of hardcore cry...
05:01 pm -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget Nissan will test its self-driving taxi service in Japan next year
Nissan wants to have its fully-automated ride service on the road in Japan by the early 2020s. The plan is to start with a "public field test" for the Easy Ride service in Yokohama. Nissan h...
04:42 pm -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget Lyft expands its non-emergency medical transportation services
Lyft has teamed up with Circulation to provide on-demand non-emergency medical transportation to over 1,000 healthcare facilities across the country. Circulation launched last year and it allows hospi...
04:23 pm -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget Cinemark launches a monthly movie program to rival MoviePass
MoviePass, the $10-per-month movie theater subscription service, was so unexpectedly popular when it launched last August that the company struggled to meet demand. Its success hasn't gone unnoti...
04:04 pm -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget Google's expanded search snippets display even more related info
There are many times where you're not just searching the web for one thing -- you may want to learn everything there is to know about a movie, or look for other players on a sports team. Google ...
03:49 pm -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget Hyperloop One co-founder steps down amid sexual harassment claims
Silicon Valley's sexual harassment problem just keeps going. Forbes reports that Shervin Pishevar, founder of Sherpa Capital and Hyperloop (and an early Uber investor), is taking a leave of absen...
03:33 pm -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget Emoji authorities get rid of the sad poop face
It's been a while since the Unicode Emoji Consortium released its sixth set of proposed emojis last June, with a follow up in August (which offered up a drunken face and unhappy poo, oddly enough...
03:17 pm -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget Android 8.1 starts rolling out to Nexus and Pixel devices
As promised, Android 8.1 is ready to reach the masses. Google has started pushing the new mobile operating system to Nexus and Pixel devices, and expects to complete the rollout over the next week. ...
03:03 pm -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget Dish CEO steps down to focus on wireless network ambitions
Dish hasn't been shy about pursuing its wireless dreams over the years, and now that's leading to a shakeup of its core leadership. Longstanding CEO Charlie Ergen is stepping down from the ...
02:40 pm -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget AMD and Qualcomm join forces to power higher-end connected PCs
Qualcomm may have found a worthy ally in its quest to take on the PC market. After unveiling a new stable of Snapdragon 835-powered "Always Connected" PCs from HP and ASUS, the chip-maker re...
02:30 pm -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget HP Envy x2 hands-on: A Snapdragon-powered, always-on PC
For its first "Always Connected" PC, HP made a pragmatic choice: It stuffed a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor into its latest Surface clone, the Envy x2. The result is compelling: A thin a...
02:30 pm -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget HP and ASUS unveil Snapdragon-powered laptops
Since teasing us with a preview of what Windows on Snapdragon will look like at Computex this year, Qualcomm and its partners are ready to reveal actual devices. Today, at Qualcomm's second annua...
02:21 pm -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget GM thinks you'll buy stuff through your car's dashboard
As more cars roll off production lines with WiFi and LTE capabilities as standard, brands are falling over themselves to find ways to monetize this connectivity. Jaguar and Shell have partnered for in...
02:15 pm -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget Google is blocking YouTube on Amazon's Echo Show and Fire TV
Google and Amazon have been battling a bit lately around the implementation of YouTube on the Echo Show. As of today, though, Google is putting its foot down and officially pulling support for YouTube...
01:46 pm -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget Boom's supersonic jets get $10 million boost from Japan Airlines
Boom's plan to revive supersonic passenger jets just got an important financial boost. The startup has revealed that Japan Airlines is investing $10 million, and that the carrier also has the op...
01:30 pm -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget The iPhone 8 goes up against the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
Before you start throwing down cash for new phones like a Grinch post heart-expansion, watch our video to directly compare more factors than just name brand and price on two of the most popular phones...
01:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget Representatives ask GAO to investigate FCC net neutrality comments
It's not just senators calling for a review of the FCC's millions of fake anti-net neutrality comments. Representatives Elijah Cummings, Greg Meeks and Frank Pallone have sent a letter to th...
01:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget Pinterest makes it easy to share pins on Facebook Messenger
Has it been while since you've chatted with a Messenger bot? If you use Pinterest religiously, you might be tempted pick up the habit again. The visual discovery social network has launched a Mes...
12:38 pm -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget George Lucas' student film, 'THX 1138,' will stream soon
Gunpowder &amp; Sky has announced that its Sci-Fi channel Dust will stream Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB, the short USC film that helped kickstart George Lucas' career. The film is about...
12:19 pm -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget Spotify's latest playlist collects your top 100 tracks from 2017
Spotify's data-driven and editorialized playlists are some of the biggest features that set it apart from its competitors. It being December means the streaming service is taking a look back at t...
11:58 am -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget Google search quiz can help diagnose PTSD
Google is continuing its efforts to help you improve your mental health. Search for "posttraumatic stress disorder" or related keywords on your phone and you'll now have the option of ...
11:37 am -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget Honor's mid-range 7X with 18:9 display is now on sale for $200
Honor spilled the proverbial beans on its new mid-range 7X smartphone a few weeks back, but kept mum on pricing and availability at the time. As expected, it was saving that piece of the puzzle to ann...
11:16 am -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget Netflix cuts ties with Danny Masterson following rape allegations
The ongoing crackdown on sexual assault and harassment in the entertainment industry has led Netflix to pull a second high-profile actor following Kevin Spacey's removal from House of Cards. The ...
11:00 am -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget My $200,000 bitcoin odyssey
This was not what I expected to be doing with my October. But there I was, on a flight to Hong Kong, hoping I would be able to retrieve $200,000 worth of bitcoin from a broken laptop.Four years ago, I...
10:38 am -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget Instagram can now automatically archive your Stories
Last week, The Next Web reported on a bunch of new features Instagram was reportedly testing out and today, the platform is giving users two new ways to manage Stories. The first is the rumored Story ...
10:30 am -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget Turning indie horror hit 'Neverending Nightmares' into a manga
She stands in front of you, clutching a teddy bear to her chest. She can't be older than 8, with long, straight black hair and a frilled dress. You don't know her name, but she's smilin...
10:15 am -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget Amazon offers same-day delivery on handmade goods
If you're struggling with holiday shopping, Amazon is swooping in to make things a little easier. Amazon Handmade, which is the online retail giant's destination for handmade goods and craft...
10:00 am -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget Honor squeezed more screen into its budget View 10 flagship
When Huawei sub-brand Honor revealed its new Honor 7X a few weeks ago, we weren't exactly thrilled. You can only squeeze so many thrills out of a big screen and a mid-range chipset, after all. Th...
09:39 am -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget Netflix is letting adults in on choose-your-own-adventure shows
Netflix's choose-your-own adventure TV shows for kids went down so well that it's planning one for adults, reports Bloomberg. Or was the decision fueled by HBO's entrance into the field...
09:19 am -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget Samsung's 512GB chip will give your phone PC-like storage
Samsung has begun mass production of the world's first 512GB embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS), meaning its flagship phones can now hold double what they could last year, when the company r...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget Fitbit's Ionic will let you stream Deezer from your wrist
Fitbit's Ionic smartwatch suffers from a dearth of apps, we noted in our Engadget review, but the wearable firm is trying to flip that equation with an update to its Fitbit OS. It will bring over...
08:37 am -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget BT Sport to offer 360-degree video highlights and replays
Tottenham Hotspur star Dele Allie weaves through three defenders before whipping a cross into the feet of Harry Kane. You jump out of your seat, only to let out a groan as the linesman blows his whist...
08:29 am -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget Google embraces the notch with iPhone X Gmail update
First released on November 3rd, the iPhone X forced developers to scramble to adapt apps to that famous notch and the lack of a home button. Google is no exception, and after optimizing its productivi...
08:02 am -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget Apple's iPhone X is available SIM-free in the US
Apple is offering another reason to nab its thousand-dollar smartphone. A month since the iPhone X landed, the handset is now selling SIM-free and unlocked in the US with full support for both CDMA an...
07:00 am -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget Google will enlist 10,000 employees to moderate YouTube videos
YouTube had its hands full lately, dealing with disturbing channels and videos masquerading as family-friendly offerings. Now, YouTube chief Susan Wojcicki has explained how the platform plans to keep...
06:30 am -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday, December 5th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Real Nintendo games playable on an NVIDIA set-top box? Yes -- and it's not the Switch. Also, it's time for Apple to pay up and we're seriously consi...
06:00 am -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget Change, tragedy and chicken nuggets ruled Twitter in 2017
It's been one heck of a year, and nowhere has that been more visible than Twitter. The platform became a bigger stage than ever given Trump's preference to introduce policy through tweets, t...
05:29 am -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget Amazon Australia starts taking orders
While Amazon Australia didn't open by Black Friday as rumors predicted, the marketplace is live in time for the Christmas shopping season. It started taking orders on Tuesday (local time) and off...
04:14 am -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget Android Oreo for low-powered phones launches today
Google is finally releasing the bare bones version of Android it showed off at I/O 2017 back in May. The tech titan is making Android Oreo Go available to manufacturers with Android 8.1, which is sche...
04:07 am -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget Google releases its Android file storage manager to all
Google has filled a big hole in its Android system by releasing Files Go!, its mobile file organization and sharing app. Launched in beta last month, the app makes it easier for Android users to free ...
03:00 am -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget BBC to release Blue Planet II on iPlayer in 4K and HDR
It's the moment we've all been waiting for: the BBC has announced it will soon release a full series on iPlayer in 4K and high dynamic range (HDR). Nature documentary Blue Planet II will get...
01:02 am -05 - Tue, December 5, 2017
Engadget Nintendo Wii, GameCube games come to China on NVIDIA Shield
As revealed by industry analyst Daniel Ahmad, Nintendo is teaming up with NVIDIA to release some of its Wii and Gamecube games in China for the first time. While NVIDIA's Tegra chip is at the hea...
11:18 pm -05 - Mon, December 4, 2017
Engadget Quentin Tarantino developing 'Star Trek' movie with J.J. Abrams
Quentin Tarantino could helm the next Star Trek film, according to sources who spoke to Deadline. Tarantino has shared his pitch on the long-running sci-fi franchise with producer J.J. Abrams, reports...
10:54 pm -05 - Mon, December 4, 2017
Engadget Researchers develop a way to train robots with just a gentle nudge
Researchers at Rice University have developed a way to train robots with just a little push. Their method uses algorithms that allow robots to not only respond to a human's touch in the moment, b...
09:39 pm -05 - Mon, December 4, 2017
Engadget What's on TV: 'The Grand Tour,' 'Psych: The Movie'
After a few years away Psych is back, with a two-hour movie this week on USA (and it's not the only one returning -- Cash Cab: Celebrity Edition rides again on Discovery). There are also a slew o...
09:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 4, 2017
Engadget Starbucks offers AR tours of its lavish Shanghai coffee shop
Starbucks has a long, long tradition of using tech to bring you into its coffee shops, and that will be truer than ever with the latest supersized Reserve Roastery location in Shanghai. The beverage ...
07:40 pm -05 - Mon, December 4, 2017
Engadget MyFitnessPal's founders leave Under Armour
Under Armour's $475 million buyout of MyFitnessPal in 2015 may have put a major health app under its wing, but it didn't secure the undying loyalty of the smaller company's founders. A...
06:47 pm -05 - Mon, December 4, 2017
Engadget Facebook may spend a 'few billion dollars' on sports streaming deals
Facebook has certainly dabbled in live sports streams before, but it appears ready to jump in with both feet. Sources for Sports Business Journal claim that Facebook is hiring an executive to negotia...
06:01 pm -05 - Mon, December 4, 2017
Engadget An electric cargo ship is delivering coal in China
An all-electric cargo ship is now in use in China and it boasts an impressive 2.4 MWh energy storage capacity, Electrek reports. The ship is over 230 feet long, 45 feet wide and 14 feet deep and can c...
05:42 pm -05 - Mon, December 4, 2017
Engadget Microsoft extends NFL deal for Surface on the sidelines
About five years ago, Microsoft scored a $400 million deal to supply the NFL with Surface tablets. With the deal about to expire, the football league just renewed its partnership for the sideline tech...
05:23 pm -05 - Mon, December 4, 2017
Engadget Apple TV update brings smarter HDR and sports alerts
The Apple TV just received a major update that could make it far more appealing if you have an HDR-capable set or crave constant sports action. The newly released tvOS 11.2 update adds an optional se...
05:04 pm -05 - Mon, December 4, 2017
Engadget Sony begins 14-day in-home PSVR trial program
Sony's grip on the indie market is slipping, though that may be part of the plan for the future of Playstation. More and more, we're seeing the company support virtual reality and its flagsh...
04:43 pm -05 - Mon, December 4, 2017
Engadget Instagram warns you if posts show harm to animals or nature
Protecting wildlife and sensitive natural areas is hard enough as it is, and it's not helping that every brain-dead tourist wants to post a selfie with a koala bear or dolphin. Starting today, In...
04:22 pm -05 - Mon, December 4, 2017
Engadget Long-awaited indie Gorogoa arrives on iOS and PC December 14th
Suffice to say that fans have been eagerly awaiting Jason Roberts' gorgeous indie game Gorogoa for awhile. It's racked up years of awards, from Best Visual Design at Indiecade 2012 where the...
04:02 pm -05 - Mon, December 4, 2017
Engadget Apple Pay Cash money transfers are available in the US
Apple had to rush-release iOS 11.2 to tackle a nasty date-sensitive bug, leaving hopeful Apple Pay Cash users twiddling their thumbs. Thankfully, you haven't had to wait too long -- Apple's ...
03:53 pm -05 - Mon, December 4, 2017
Engadget Target's app pairs coupons with its credit card for faster checkouts
Target has been expanding its digital offerings lately with a host of new tech. For example, you can use Google Assistant to get same-day delivery from the retailer and grab groceries from its Prime P...
03:32 pm -05 - Mon, December 4, 2017
Engadget 'Mega Man 11' will arrive on consoles and PC in late 2018
This month marks the 30th anniversary of the original Mega Man, which came out for NES on December 17th, 1987. In a stream celebrating the milestone, Capcom had a couple announcements -- most importan...
03:11 pm -05 - Mon, December 4, 2017
Engadget FCC will help New York investigate fake net neutrality comments
To say the FCC has been reluctant to look into the millions of fake comments supporting its decision to kill net neutrality would be an understatement. The Commission did nothing to tackle the issue f...
02:41 pm -05 - Mon, December 4, 2017
Engadget Import your Instagram contacts to Facebook Messenger
Facebook started testing a way to cross-post Instagram Stories to your Facebook timeline this past September, and finally released the feature to everyone in early October. You can also launch Instagr...
02:21 pm -05 - Mon, December 4, 2017
Engadget Fisker unveils self-driving shuttle built for smart cities
Believe it or not, Fisker isn't just focused on upscale electric cars. The automaker has teamed up with China's Hakim Unique Group on the Orbit, a self-driving electric shuttle tailor-made ...
01:58 pm -05 - Mon, December 4, 2017
Engadget Altered Carbon, Netflixs answer to Blade Runner, debuts in February
Looking for something to sate your Blade Runner appetite until this year's 2049 hits Blu-ray? Then take a look at the first trailer for Netflix's upcoming sci-fi serial Altered Carbon. The q...
01:31 pm -05 - Mon, December 4, 2017
Engadget Select Chromebook owners can get six months of Netflix for free
If you're picking up a Google Pixelbook, a Samsung Chromebook Plus or a Samsung Chromebook Pro this holiday season, Google wants to make your present (whether to yourself or someone else) even be...
01:12 pm -05 - Mon, December 4, 2017
Engadget House of Cards returns in 2018 -- without Kevin Spacey
Today, Netflix announced that it has reached an agreement to resume production on the sixth season of its tentpole show House of Cards. Variety reports that the final season will consist of eight epis...
01:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 4, 2017
Engadget LiDAR strips landscapes down to their bare glory
LiDAR is having a moment right now helping self-driving cars and robots not hit things, but don't forget about what else it can do. In a study called The Bare Earth, scientists from the Washingto...
12:44 pm -05 - Mon, December 4, 2017
Engadget Senators ask the FCC to delay its net neutrality vote
A group of senators has sent a letter to the FCC asking the commission to delay its December 14th vote on proposed net neutrality protection rollbacks, The Hill reports. Led by Senator Maggie Hassan, ...
12:44 pm -05 - Mon, December 4, 2017
Engadget Senators ask the FCC to delay its net neutrality vote (updated)
A group of senators has sent a letter to the FCC asking the commission to delay its December 14th vote on proposed net neutrality protection rollbacks, The Hill reports. Led by Senator Maggie Hassan, ...
12:19 pm -05 - Mon, December 4, 2017
Engadget Spacesuit 'take me home' feature could save lost astronauts
The greatest fear for many astronauts is to get lost or disoriented during a spacewalk, especially if it's untethered. How do you get back to safety with no sense of direction, little to no help...
12:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 4, 2017
Engadget The best VR headsets and games to give as gifts
Virtual reality headsets were once so expensive that they would have only made suitable gifts for early adopters and serious gamers. By now, though, prices have dropped across the board, and there are...
11:57 am -05 - Mon, December 4, 2017
Engadget SEC Cyber Unit's first charges target cryptocurrency fraud
The Securities and Exchange Commission's new Cyber Unit has filed its first charges since being formed in September. The unit's case is being brought against a company called PlexCorps, its ...
11:45 am -05 - Mon, December 4, 2017
Engadget UK plans crackdown on criminals using Bitcoin to launder money
The UK government wants to increase regulation around Bitcoin by expanding financial regulations imposed by the European Union. It follows growing concerns that the cryptocurrency is being used to fac...
11:33 am -05 - Mon, December 4, 2017
Engadget Life may be easier to find on planets outside the habitable zone
When scientists are looking for worlds that might harbor life on other planets, they tend to look for worlds that have features similar to Earth's. It makes sense; after all, our dominant theorie...
11:11 am -05 - Mon, December 4, 2017
Engadget How to stream a paid UFC fight: pretend its a video game
Here's a fun one to start your week: On Saturday night, a Twitch streamer broadcasted the entirety of UFC 218 and, to skirt DMCA takedowns, he pantomimed like he was playing the UFC 3 video game....
10:50 am -05 - Mon, December 4, 2017
Engadget Apple to start paying Ireland the billions it owes in back taxes
Last year, the European Commission ruled that Apple's sweetheart tax deal with Ireland was illegal and that the company owed around $14.5 billion in back taxes. But Ireland was rather slow to sta...
10:30 am -05 - Mon, December 4, 2017
Engadget The best Xbox One games
The Xbox One has come a long way since its 2013 debut. Microsoft has fixed the console's hardware flaws with the One S and the recently released One X, but now it has a different problem to addre...
10:01 am -05 - Mon, December 4, 2017
Engadget Android will flag snooping apps that dont warn users
Google, a company that known to keep uncomfortably close tabs on users, is taking new measures to ensure that other Android apps don't do the same without proper warning. The company's Safe ...
09:44 am -05 - Mon, December 4, 2017
Engadget Chrome for Android will soon get HDR video support
Google Chrome for Android is about to join YouTube and Netflix among the apps that can support HDR playback. Two recent updates on the Chromium Gerrit (spotted by XDA) gave the game away. For those in...
09:39 am -05 - Mon, December 4, 2017
Engadget UK watchdog has to remind MPs not to share their passwords
With the number of computer-based attacks steadily rising in the UK, Britons have been warned over and over again to use strong passwords, to ensure they're not recycled and to never disclose the...
09:22 am -05 - Mon, December 4, 2017
Engadget Uber joins public transport group to win back city trust
Uber's devil-may-care attitude to, uh, pretty much everything has managed to put noses out of joint all across the globe. Its new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, is hoping to build some bridges that Trav...
09:00 am -05 - Mon, December 4, 2017
Engadget HPs wearable VR system is an unnecessary luxury
You've never seen a PC like HP's Omen X Compact Desktop. It's a powerful gaming rig, and it's small enough to do double duty as a pseudo console under your TV. But it also has a bu...
08:31 am -05 - Mon, December 4, 2017
Engadget OnePlus launches 'Star Wars' 5T in time for 'The Last Jedi'
As Star Wars: The Last Jedi approaches its December 15th theatrical release, get ready to see the power of Disney's fully armed and operational merchandising machine. OnePlus has revealed that it...
08:25 am -05 - Mon, December 4, 2017
Engadget GAME hooks up with Three to sell more smartphones
GAME is trying everything to turn its struggling retail business around. Today, the company announced a partnership with Three that will expand its in-store phone offerings. A Three-branded "gond...
08:00 am -05 - Mon, December 4, 2017
Engadget Facebook rolls out a Messenger app just for kids
It's no surprise that kids are using technology at a pretty young age these days, and a key part of that is using it to communicate with friends and family. But most kids tend to use tablets or i...
07:10 am -05 - Mon, December 4, 2017
Engadget VW unveils an electric van for its MOIA ride-sharing service
Volkswagen has unveiled the electric van that's a key part of its MOIA autonomous vehicle ride-sharing service. Shown yesterday at TechCrunch Disrupt, it'll carry up to six passengers with n...
07:00 am -05 - Mon, December 4, 2017
Engadget Engadget UK giveaway: Win a smart heating system courtesy of Tado
There's nothing like cosying up in front of a roaring fire during the Christmas holidays, but you can't exactly stoke the embers from your smartphone on the way home from work. Turning your ...
06:00 am -05 - Mon, December 4, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Monday, December 4th 2017
Hey, good morning!We're back to the start of the week, and Samsung is looking into palm reading. It's also been 25 years since the first text message was sent, which is making us feel a litt...
04:32 am -05 - Mon, December 4, 2017
Engadget Gravity waves could help scientists detect earthquakes faster
Tracking minor changes in gravity when an earthquake hits could buy us precious life-saving minutes, according to a new study published in the journal Science. Revisiting data from the huge 2011 Japan...
02:56 am -05 - Mon, December 4, 2017
Engadget Vidme's YouTube-meets-Reddit video service is no more
Video service Vidme is shutting down after almost four years, citing competition from online juggernauts Google and Facebook. The self-professed YouTube-meets-Reddit-style platform boasted 25 million ...
01:17 am -05 - Mon, December 4, 2017
Engadget Venezuela will start its own digital currency to beat sanctions
The authoritarian streak of Venezuela's recent leaders has cost the country dearly. Mismanagement and sanctions have crippled its infrastructure, its money is increasingly worthless and the publ...
11:11 pm -05 - Sun, December 3, 2017
Engadget Australia investigates Facebook and Google over media impact
Internet giants may be trying to make nice with publishers, but that's not completely reassuring to Australian regulators. The country's Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is invest...
09:38 pm -05 - Sun, December 3, 2017
Engadget Samsung envisions phones that read your palm
There's a good possibility that you've forgotten a password and had to get hints or recover it. But the process for that isn't very trustworthy. Intruders can guess security questions, ...
08:05 pm -05 - Sun, December 3, 2017
Engadget CVS buys health insurer Aetna to counter Amazon
Amazon is considering diving into the pharmacy business, and that's making incumbents nervous... so nervous, in fact, that it just sparked one of the larger acquisitions in recent memory. CVS He...
06:34 pm -05 - Sun, December 3, 2017
Engadget Mattress maker Casper faces lawsuit for tracking web visitors
Unless you're using strict privacy controls in your browser, you generally expect that online stores will track at least a bit of your activity, if just to send you targeted ads when you browse t...
05:02 pm -05 - Sun, December 3, 2017
Engadget Google's Allo messaging may link to your email account
Google has been going out of its way to keep Allo relevant, but there's been one glaring issue: you need a phone number to sign up. How's it going to compete with iMessage or Facebook Messe...
03:31 pm -05 - Sun, December 3, 2017
Engadget The first text message was sent 25 years ago
Be prepared to feel ancient -- the first text message is 25 years old. Engineer Neil Papworth sent the first SMS on December 3rd, 1992, when he wrote "merry Christmas" on a computer and sent...
02:00 pm -05 - Sun, December 3, 2017
Engadget The best Chromecast speaker
By Brent ButterworthThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affili...
12:29 pm -05 - Sun, December 3, 2017
Engadget 'Ingress' revamp will take cues from 'Pokmon Go'
With all the buzz around Pok&eacute;mon Go and an upcoming Harry Potter game, it's easy to forget about Niantic's original augmented reality title, Ingress. It's looking old in the ...
11:00 am -05 - Sun, December 3, 2017
Engadget After Math: Hello from the auto show
With Thanksgiving already in the rearview and New Years still on the horizon, you know what time it is: it's auto show season! Engadget just wrapped up a week of reporting from the Los Angeles au...
09:59 am -05 - Sun, December 3, 2017
Engadget Neil Young's huge online music archive opens to the public
Neil Young has been talking up his giant online archive for ages, but he's finally ready to deliver on his promises. The veteran Canadian rocker has launched the simply-titled Neil Young Archive...
08:30 am -05 - Sun, December 3, 2017
Engadget Ben Heck's Atari 'Dragster' speed run test rig
Even computer games have their own world records, and one of the oldest uncontested ones is the fastest time for Atari Dragster, at 5.51 seconds. But how legitimate is this speed? Ben is tasked with u...
01:01 am -05 - Sun, December 3, 2017
Engadget Netflix cancels YouTube star Miranda Sings' show after two seasons
YouTube stardom is no guarantee of success on other streaming services, it appears. Netflix has dropped Miranda Sings' Haters Back Off after two seasons, marking a short run for the first YouTub...
10:03 pm -05 - Sat, December 2, 2017
Engadget Ex-NSA worker pleads guilty to taking data involved in Russian hack
The NSA hasn't been having the best week when it comes to security, but it's getting at least some closure. A former employee, now known as Nghia Pho, has pleaded guilty to bringing home cl...
08:34 pm -05 - Sat, December 2, 2017
Engadget California axes self-driving car rule limiting liability for crashes
California has been happy to tweak the rules to get more self-driving cars on the road, but it still has its limits. The state's DMV has eliminated a planned rule (suggested by GM) that would ha...
07:05 pm -05 - Sat, December 2, 2017
Engadget NASA wakes up Voyager's slumbering thrusters 37 years later
NASA's Voyager 1 has been drifting farther and farther away from our planet for the past 40 years. Now, the agency has ensured that it can maintain contact with the farthest spacecraft from Earth...
05:33 pm -05 - Sat, December 2, 2017
Engadget Comcast is also interested in buying most of Fox's assets
It's not just Disney interested in snapping up a large chunk of 21st Century Fox. Wall Street Journal tipsters claim not just that Disney has resumed "active talks" to buy most of Fox&#...
04:02 pm -05 - Sat, December 2, 2017
Engadget UK cyber security chief warns government against using Kaspersky
In another blow to Kaspersky's business, UK's cyber security authority has advised government agencies not to use the anti-virus software. UK's National Cyber Security Centre chief Ciar...
02:30 pm -05 - Sat, December 2, 2017
Engadget Honda hopes developers can help keep the LA Olympics moving
If you've ever been to Los Angeles, you've been in traffic. It's such an integral part of the LA experience that the running joke is that the city is nothing more than a giant parking l...
01:01 pm -05 - Sat, December 2, 2017
Engadget NSA surveillance expansion bill moves to House for a vote
Intelligence officials might not get the permanent surveillance powers they're looking for, but they could get some key concessions all the same. The House Intelligence Committee has passed the ...
11:30 am -05 - Sat, December 2, 2017
Engadget Ask Engadget: What is the best 4K, 3D-capable TV?
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 ...
10:04 am -05 - Sat, December 2, 2017
Engadget EAs UFC 3 beta is live this weekend on Xbox One and PS4
Earlier this month, EA revealed its third big UFC game, which brings an improved career mode and quickplay options to the franchise. Though UFC 3 is set to launch on February 2nd, console owners can g...
08:00 am -05 - Sat, December 2, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Before your weekend begins it's time to make sure you have the latest iPhone and macOS updates, then check out what Elon Musk is sending to Mars next month....
04:02 am -05 - Sat, December 2, 2017
Engadget Apple releases iOS 11.2 with Apple Pay Cash and a bug fix
Apple doesn't usually release its major iOS updates in the middle of the night, but it appears to have pushed the 11.2 schedule forward thanks to a date bug that just started making iPhones reset...
02:13 am -05 - Sat, December 2, 2017
Engadget December 2nd is making some iPhones soft reset
Apple software had a rough November, and December isn't off to a good start as there's an apparent date bug causing problems for iPhone owners running the latest versions of iOS (11.1.1 or 1...
02:13 am -05 - Sat, December 2, 2017
Engadget December 2nd is making some iPhones soft reset (update)
Apple software had a rough November, and December isn't off to a good start as there's an apparent date bug causing problems for iPhone owners running the latest versions of iOS (11.1.1 or 1...
11:25 pm -05 - Fri, December 1, 2017
Engadget SpaceX's first Falcon Heavy will carry Musk's Tesla Roadster to Mars
SpaceX chief Elon Musk has revealed the new schedule for Falcon Heavy's maiden flight: the company is aiming to send it to the Martian orbit next month from the same launch pad where Apollo 11 to...
09:58 pm -05 - Fri, December 1, 2017
Engadget Apple's macOS 'root' bug can be reopened by updating
After news broke of a devastating security flaw in its most recent version of macOS, Apple responded quickly by releasing a patch. Installing Security Update 2017-001 on either macOS 10.13 or 10.13.1 ...
08:29 pm -05 - Fri, December 1, 2017
Engadget Netflix picks up 'Riverdale' spin-off based on Sabrina Spellman
The CW show Riverdale has been a surprise hit, modernizing the soda pop Archie comics of yore with '90s WB melodrama and a topical murder mystery. So it's no surprise that CW was looking for...
07:27 pm -05 - Fri, December 1, 2017
Engadget Uterus transplant recipient gives birth for the first time in the US
A woman who received a uterus transplant has given birth to a baby -- a first in the US, Time reports. She is part of an ongoing uterine transplant clinical trial taking place at Baylor University Med...
06:29 pm -05 - Fri, December 1, 2017
Engadget BlackBerry will pay Nokia $137 million to resolve contract dispute
Today, BlackBerry accepted an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) decision that the company pay Nokia $137 million due to a contract dispute. The latter allegedly accused the smartphone maker of f...
05:33 pm -05 - Fri, December 1, 2017
Engadget Google's Santa hub has you taking 'elfies' around the world
Google has brought back Santa's Village for another year, and this time it's particularly trendy. Fire up the Santa Tracker app on your Android phone and you can play Santa Snap, a game tha...
05:02 pm -05 - Fri, December 1, 2017
Engadget Magnesium batteries could be safer and more efficient than lithium
It's still early days for the promise of safer, energy-dense solid-state rechargeable batteries. However, a team of scientists at the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research have just discovered...
04:41 pm -05 - Fri, December 1, 2017
Engadget 3D-printed bacteria ink could be used to treat burns
In a new study published today in Science Advances, researchers present a 3D-printable ink that contains bacteria and they say that depending on what species of bacteria it holds, the ink stands to ha...
04:22 pm -05 - Fri, December 1, 2017
Engadget Twitter is making excuses for allowing hate speech
Twitter sure is having a hard time explaining and enforcing its policies around hate speech. Earlier this week, the company responded to Trump's retweet of violent anti-Muslim propaganda, telling...
04:05 pm -05 - Fri, December 1, 2017
Engadget Uber, but for toxic techbro culture
Some companies are just born with an infinite number of chances to keep doing everything wrong and yet somehow seem immune to the consequences. Uber is one of those companies. Uber's latest scand...
03:39 pm -05 - Fri, December 1, 2017
Engadget Chrome on Windows will block third-party apps that cause crashes
Google says that around two-thirds of Windows Chrome users use third-party applications that interact directly with the web browser, like antivirus or accessibility software. These apps have typically...
03:13 pm -05 - Fri, December 1, 2017
Engadget Samsung's W2018 flip phone has a variable aperture camera
Smartphone makers are always pushing for the fastest-possible camera aperture, and until today, the record was held by LG V30 with its f/1.6 lens. But it didn't take long before Samsung hit back ...
03:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 1, 2017
Engadget Razer Phone review: A tough sell, even if it's great for gamers
Razer is mostly known for its gaming hardware, so it was a little surprising when the company acquired phone-maker Nextbit earlier this year. Eleven months later, and it finally revealed the results o...
02:42 pm -05 - Fri, December 1, 2017
Engadget Periscope's stream tipping is available outside the US
Periscope's livestream tipping system is no longer a US-only affair -- the Twitter-owned service has expanded its Super Broadcaster program to Canada, Ireland and the UK. As before, livestreamer...
02:23 pm -05 - Fri, December 1, 2017
Engadget Researchers create ultrasound needle for internal surgical images
Minimally invasive surgeries are appealing because they typically mean less scar tissue, shorter recovery times and a lower risk of infection. But they have their downsides as well. Getting a good loo...
02:06 pm -05 - Fri, December 1, 2017
Engadget Tinder is using AI to figure out who youll really like
In 2015, Tinder introduced a new feature called the "Super Like." We all know you can swipe right to let a user know you're interested. But if you're really interested, that's...
01:41 pm -05 - Fri, December 1, 2017
Engadget Amazon Prime members can stream 15 Sundance Film Festival titles
Today, Amazon announced that 15 Sundance Film Festival titles are now available for Prime members through Amazon Video Direct. The films include Manifesto, starring Cate Blanchett, and festival award ...
01:22 pm -05 - Fri, December 1, 2017
Engadget Google Home Mini is crashing when cranked up to 11
The Google Home Mini is a great, low-cost option for putting Assistant all over your house. Like your smartphone, though, its built-in speaker isn't the type of thing you'd want to use for a...
01:01 pm -05 - Fri, December 1, 2017
Engadget 8Bitdo's wireless SNES controller is perfect for Switch retro gaming
The Nintendo Switch's controllers shouldn't work as well as they do. That might be why options beyond a Joy-Con in each hand (or the Switch's own Pro controller) are few and far between...
12:42 pm -05 - Fri, December 1, 2017
Engadget Amazon envisions delivery drones that self-destruct in emergencies
It's been years now since Amazon revealed its plan to begin using drones for delivery, and the company has slowly been improving and refining the idea ever since. Now, Amazon has been granted a p...
12:21 pm -05 - Fri, December 1, 2017
Engadget New York Times reduces free article limit to five per month
Back in 2012, The New York Times made a decision to limit the number of free articles any given user could read a month. After 10 articles, people without subscriptions would hit a paywall. Now, accor...
12:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 1, 2017
Engadget The best wireless router (for most people)
By Jim SalterThis 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 com...
11:38 am -05 - Fri, December 1, 2017
Engadget Wendys will deliver your next Baconator through DoorDash
Starting today, you'll be able to get Wendy's delivered right to your door as the chain is now partnering exclusively with DoorDash. At launch, the delivery service is available in 48 market...
11:19 am -05 - Fri, December 1, 2017
Engadget Disney sues Redbox for reselling DVD download codes
Disney isn't too happy with Redbox at the moment. The short-term movie rental service has been selling the download codes that come with the Disney discs it buys and subsequently lends out to cus...
10:58 am -05 - Fri, December 1, 2017
Engadget Bungie details 'Destiny 2' DLC's new weapons and armor
At the end of October, Bungie announced that the first DLC for Destiny 2, Curse of Osiris, would be available starting December 5th. Now, the company has discussed details of how exactly the release w...
10:39 am -05 - Fri, December 1, 2017
Engadget How 'The Walking Dead Collection' enhances the original season
Telltale's original Walking Dead game was special, blending a gut-wrenching storyline with interesting, believable characters. Five years and two seasons later (four if you count 400 Days and Mic...
10:19 am -05 - Fri, December 1, 2017
Engadget DxO's snap-on Android camera is now available to pre-order
DxO One is a compact snap-on camera that drastically improves the quality of your smartphone photos, but only iPhone users have been able to benefit so far. It recently arrived on Android, however, an...
10:00 am -05 - Fri, December 1, 2017
Engadget What you need to know about net neutrality (before it gets taken away)
You've probably heard of "net neutrality" by now. It's been in the news again as the FCC introduced a proposal last week to reverse regulations put in place in 2015. Yes, we just w...
09:36 am -05 - Fri, December 1, 2017
Engadget Google cracks down on apps with shady lock screen ads
Following years of complaints by users, Google is cracking down on Android apps that show shady ads on your lock screen, according to a new developer policy spotted by Android Police. That includes ve...
09:00 am -05 - Fri, December 1, 2017
Engadget Which gaming console is right for you?
There are three main contenders in the video game console market, and each one has unique advantages and drawbacks. The PlayStation 4, for example, is easy to use: Sony has made a powerful console des...
08:31 am -05 - Fri, December 1, 2017
Engadget Tesla's giant battery farm is now live in South Australia
With a little lot of help from Tesla, Australia is now home to the world's largest lithium-ion battery. Back in March, Elon Musk promised Atlassian CEO and billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes that he...
08:02 am -05 - Fri, December 1, 2017
Engadget Spotify offers a year of Premium streaming for $99
For the holidays and Taylor Swift's Reputation streaming launch, Spotify is offering new and existing subscribers of its Premium, ad-free service at a discount. You get a year of service for $99 ...
07:02 am -05 - Fri, December 1, 2017
Engadget Proposed Senate bill could send execs who conceal breaches to jail
A re-introduced Senate bill is addressing a timely topic, by making it a crime -- punishable by up to five years in prison -- if companies knowingly conceal a breach of customer information. After a s...
06:15 am -05 - Fri, December 1, 2017
Engadget Amazon's Treasure Truck brings deals on wheels to the UK
If I said the words "Christmas" and "truck," what would you think of? The Coca-Cola advert, possibly? Well, this holiday season Amazon hopes you'll think about its "Treas...
06:00 am -05 - Fri, December 1, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, December 1st 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.As this week wraps up, we have updates in the Apple vs. Qualcomm squabble, plus some important news for cryptocurrency traders who use Coinbase....
05:00 am -05 - Fri, December 1, 2017
Engadget Lego AR-Studio puts virtual dragons in your physical sets
After the costly failure of its toy-to-life video game Lego Dimensions, Lego is turning to augmented reality to mix real sets with virtual elements. The new Lego AR-Studio app for iOS taps into Apple&...
02:38 am -05 - Fri, December 1, 2017
Engadget Twitter's Lite app reaches 24 more countries
Twitter's data-saving application has landed on the local Google Play stores of 24 new locations. The social network has released its Lite app in Algeria, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colo...
11:47 pm -05 - Thu, November 30, 2017
Engadget 'PUBG' console version will run at 60 fps on Xbox One X
In a magazine interview, PlayerUnknown himself Brendan Greene dropped a few details about the console version of his popular shooter. One tidbit is that when PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds arrives...
11:47 pm -05 - Thu, November 30, 2017
Engadget 'PUBG' console version will run at 60 fps on Xbox One X (update)
In a magazine interview, PlayerUnknown himself Brendan Greene dropped a few details about the console version of his popular shooter. One tidbit is that when PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds arrives...
09:25 pm -05 - Thu, November 30, 2017
Engadget Blue Apron co-founder steps down as CEO
Less than a month after an earnings report indicated customers dropped six percent from last year, Blue Apron has a new CEO, as co-founder Matt Salzberg steps down from his role as president and CEO. ...
07:18 pm -05 - Thu, November 30, 2017
Engadget Twitch and Coca-Cola will raise money to fight AIDS with a MOBA tournament
With World AIDS Day coming up on December 1st, Twitch is partnering up with (Coca Cola)RED for one week to help fight the disease in sub-Saharan Africa. On December 2nd, you can stream Twitch's A...
06:39 pm -05 - Thu, November 30, 2017
Engadget Merlin and Dubset strike a deal to help indie artists monetize DJ mixes
Last August, Sony Music made a deal with Dubset, a company that helps rights holders identify samples in songs to ensure they get paid. Apple and Spotify also connected with the licensing company for ...
06:05 pm -05 - Thu, November 30, 2017
Engadget GM plans to put self-driving cars to work in cities in 2019
GM plans to get its autonomous cars driving commercially around cities by 2019. That's according to a presentation posted on the automaker's website, which stated that at its current rate, G...
05:38 pm -05 - Thu, November 30, 2017
Engadget Google Assistant will soon help you find local home services
Like rival assistants Alexa and Siri, Google Assistant keeps adding new features, including identifying songs and controlling Chromecast. But now it can help users find local businesses, too. Instead ...
05:19 pm -05 - Thu, November 30, 2017
Engadget Philips' first Roku TV is now available for $349
If you've been patiently waiting for the new Philips television set that comes with Roku built in, you're in luck. The electronics giant announced that the 40-inch model from its new Roku TV...
05:02 pm -05 - Thu, November 30, 2017
Engadget Homeland Security claims DJI drones are spying for China
A memo from the Los Angeles office of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement bureau (ICE) has been making the rounds and it states some pretty bold claims about drone-maker DJI. The memo, which was a...
04:42 pm -05 - Thu, November 30, 2017
Engadget Project Redspace imagines an office-car for megacity traffic
New York is huge. 8.5 million people live in the Big Apple according to 2016 census data. It seems impressive until you realize that there are 15 megacities in China that blow New York away with popul...
04:23 pm -05 - Thu, November 30, 2017
Engadget SpaceXs Falcon Heavy launch has been pushed to next year
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket has been gearing up for its inaugural launch for quite some time, but multiple delays keep pushing that event later and later. The SpaceX team had most recently been ...
04:01 pm -05 - Thu, November 30, 2017
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Save $70 on a Dell 27-inch monitor
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...
03:42 pm -05 - Thu, November 30, 2017
Engadget Google caters to the DIY crowd with an AI camera kit for Raspberry Pi
Google created its AIY Projects initiative -- "artificial intelligence yourself" -- to encourage developers and DIY enthusiasts to learn about artificial intelligence. The first project in t...
03:21 pm -05 - Thu, November 30, 2017
Engadget Marriott wants guests to save and share their shower door doodles
Who doesn't get their best ideas in the middle of a shower? The Marriott hotel chain is piloting a new addition to customer rooms that lets them jot down notes on their shower door -- which can b...
03:03 pm -05 - Thu, November 30, 2017
Engadget Best Buy claims Google Home Max will be on sale December 11th
The Google Home Mini might be 40 percent off right now, but if you'd rather have a Google smart speaker with a little more oomph you might not have to wait much longer. Mountain View's self-...
02:41 pm -05 - Thu, November 30, 2017
Engadget David Fincher's 'Mindhunter' will return for season 2 on Netflix
David Fincher's first show for Netflix may have run into serious trouble, but his second is faring better. The streaming service has renewed the serial killer drama Mindhunter (which is also prod...
02:22 pm -05 - Thu, November 30, 2017
Engadget Stanford begins irregular heartbeat research using Apple Watch data
Back in September, Apple announced improvements for the heart monitoring features of its Watch. Specifically, Apple wanted the Watch to be able to detect atrial fibrillation (AFib), or irregular heart...
02:04 pm -05 - Thu, November 30, 2017
Engadget Essential Phone joins the portrait mode photo party
The Essential Phone's camera was one of its bigger weak spots at launch. A few months (and a handful of updates) later and things have gotten better. The latest patch adds a portrait mode along w...
01:42 pm -05 - Thu, November 30, 2017
Engadget Control Hulu with your voice on Amazon's Fire TV devices
Back in September, Amazon announced that its Video Skills Kit would open the doors to Alexa support for third-party video apps. Now, Hulu has announced that the video streaming app now works with Alex...
01:21 pm -05 - Thu, November 30, 2017
Engadget Qualcomm hopes to ban Apple's iPhone X sales with new lawsuit
The legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm is even hotter than you might have thought -- so hot they were suing each other on the same day. While Apple was busy suing Qualcomm over Snapdragon chips ...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 30, 2017
Engadget The best TVs and media streamers to give as gifts
Unless the person on your list already owns a smart TV, media streamers are almost fool-proof as far as gift ideas go, and they're reasonably affordable too. We put several in our holiday gift gu...
12:38 pm -05 - Thu, November 30, 2017
Engadget Toyota's FT-AC concept is an Instagram-ready offroader
If you've ever thought, "I'd really like to be able to record all my drives both on-road and off," the Toyota FT-AC (Future Toyota Adventure Concept)crossover is the vehicle for yo...
12:19 pm -05 - Thu, November 30, 2017
Engadget Congressman receives death threat over net neutrality
The FCC is set to vote on its plan to remove net neutrality protections on December 14th and as that day gets closer, things are getting heated. A 28-year-old Syracuse man is now facing federal charge...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 30, 2017
Engadget Google lets developers find 3D assets without leaving VR
Google recently unveiled Poly to give VR and AR developers an easy way to find 3D assets for their virtual worlds. Now, it has introduced Poly API to help developers work with and discover those asset...
11:44 am -05 - Thu, November 30, 2017
Engadget Microsoft Edge for iPhone and Android is out of beta
Last month, Microsoft released its Edge browser to iOS and Android users, but only in beta. It was available exclusively to Windows Insiders and required a PC running Windows 10 in order to sign up. B...
11:30 am -05 - Thu, November 30, 2017
Engadget ZTEs dual-screen Axon M is fascinating and flawed
Six years ago, a smartphone maker without much clout in the US designed an Android device with a novel second screen that turned a thick phone into a small tablet. That company was Kyocera, that devic...
11:17 am -05 - Thu, November 30, 2017
Engadget Google faces UK lawsuit over illegal data collection
Today, a UK-based group called "Google You Owe Us" brought a class-action suit against Google, alleging that it illegally gathered information on users from June 2011 to February 2012. The g...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, November 30, 2017
Engadget Indie hit 'What Remains of Edith Finch' gets limited physical release
Limited-run physical indie game releases may be an endangered species thanks to the ESRB and console makers, but that's not stopping at least one hit title from getting the hard copy treatment. T...
10:40 am -05 - Thu, November 30, 2017
Engadget Google Home can now do two things at the same time
Google Assistant on your Google Home is going to get a lot more useful this week. The AI butler has recently been updated to support commands that have up to two conditions. Meaning, now you can tell ...
10:30 am -05 - Thu, November 30, 2017
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a DiskStation DS418 courtesy of Synology!
After a quick setup and you could be running your own private cloud server with one of Synology's NAS drives like the DiskStation DS418. This device can handle a variety of tasks while providing ...
10:13 am -05 - Thu, November 30, 2017
Engadget Amazon wants Alexa to be your new office assistant
Alexa could soon be coming to work with you. At Amazon's annual re:Invent conference, the company revealed its plans to make the voice-activated virtual assistant office-friendly with an Alexa fo...
09:52 am -05 - Thu, November 30, 2017
Engadget FDA clears first EKG band for the Apple Watch
AliveCor's KardiaBand, a device that detect dangerous heart rhythms, has become the first Apple Watch accessory cleared for medical use by the FDA, the company announced. It can capture your EKG ...
09:33 am -05 - Thu, November 30, 2017
Engadget Elon Musk's Boring Co. to bid on Chicago airport transit link
The Boring company will bid to build a transit link between O'Hare airport and downtown Chicago, CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter. The project, unveiled on November 28th by Chicago Mayor Rahm E...
09:10 am -05 - Thu, November 30, 2017
Engadget LG replaces mobile chief to reverse its smartphone fortunes
LG's mobile sales are a not only a drag on its other businesses, but an embarrassment next to its nemesis, Samsung. To address that, the company has made a "sweeping realignment" of its...
08:25 am -05 - Thu, November 30, 2017
Engadget Coinbase must share users' cryptocurrency data with the IRS
Coinbase will be forced to share the financial information of 14,355 users with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), following a California federal court ruling. The move follows a year-long battle bet...
08:02 am -05 - Thu, November 30, 2017
Engadget Apple's High Sierra security patch affected Mac file sharing
Apple's latest update for macOS High Sierra hasn't gone well. As revealed earlier this week, the update included a bug that made it pretty easy for anyone to gain admin rights to your Mac --...
07:02 am -05 - Thu, November 30, 2017
Engadget Google's Datally can help limit your data usage
Google has released a new Android app that can help you monitor and control the amount of data you use. Datally shows your real-time data usage for each application inside a bubble icon and gives you ...
06:45 am -05 - Thu, November 30, 2017
Engadget BBC launches VR division with ISS spacewalk experience
The BBC is getting serious about VR content production. Today, the broadcaster has released a spacewalk experience and formally announced a VR team that will work with filmers, showrunners and "d...
06:00 am -05 - Thu, November 30, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, November 30th 2017
It's a great time to update your Mac (seriously, do that ASAP), and we have a flood of car news out of the LA Auto Show....
05:20 am -05 - Thu, November 30, 2017
Engadget EEs 150 all-glass Hawk phone offers super-fast 4G
A little more than a week ago we caught wind of a new own-brand smartphone by EE. Today, that device is official &mdash; it's called the Hawk and will run you &pound;150 on pay-as-you-go,...
05:03 am -05 - Thu, November 30, 2017
Engadget CBS might turn Entertainment Tonight into its own streaming service
CBS has been getting more bold with its streaming offerings, notably putting Star Trek Discovery exclusively on its All Access platform. But it seems the network is considering another standalone serv...
03:02 am -05 - Thu, November 30, 2017
Engadget This DIY Furby Echo speaker will probably give you nightmares
Furby is already a tad creepy by itself, but a new DIY mod just stepped up the spookiness: Howchoo has converted a Furby toy into a makeshift Amazon Echo. The project works its dark magic by shoehorni...
01:45 am -05 - Thu, November 30, 2017
Engadget Alexa and Echo will land in Australia and NZ in early 2018
Amazon just dropped its umpteenth Alexa skill, this time for Destiny 2 fans. Already in the tens of thousands, the digital assistant's tricks span shopping, news, smart home controls, pop trivia,...