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11:46 pm -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget M. Night Shyamalan is the latest to join Apple's original TV ranks
Apple's $1 billion budget for original programming is definitely getting put to good use. Variety has just reported that M. Night Shyamalan, the auteur behind plot-twist classics like The Sixth S...
10:37 pm -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget Hyundai's Kona Electric SUV boasts a 292-mile range
Hyundai's newly bolstered EV strategy might be off to a good start. It just unveiled the Kona Electric, an adaptation of its crossover SUV that promises to combine both ample space with meaningf...
10:19 pm -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget PayPal settles with FTC over Venmo disclosure and transfer policies
The FTC filed a complaint against PayPal over its Venmo peer-to-peer payment service back in 2016. The trade commission alleged that Venmo did not adequately disclose that customer transfers to extern...
09:58 pm -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget T-Mobile promises 30 '5G-ready' cities this year, but no actual 5G
T-Mobile isn't going to sit by the wayside while AT&amp;T and Sprint brag about their 5G rollout plans. The magenta network has outlined its early deployment strategy for 5G, and you can exp...
09:43 pm -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget You can finally stream Xbox One games to your Mac
Before now, if you fancied playing console games on your Mac, you'd need to use PlayStation 4's Remote Play to do so. Windows 10 users have been able to stream Xbox One titles to their PCs s...
09:27 pm -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget Netflix plans to offer around 700 original titles in 2018
This year, Netflix aims to have around 700 original TV shows and movies on its streaming service, Variety reports. CFO David Wells told an audience at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media &amp; Te...
09:11 pm -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget Visit the British Librarys Harry Potter exhibit from your sofa
Assuming your Hogwarts letter got lost in the mail (it happens from time to time) and you still want a peek at The Boy Who Lived's coursework, Google has you covered. The search juggernaut has di...
08:53 pm -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget Amazon acquires Ring's smart doorbell business
If it wasn't already evident that Amazon wants a stronger foothold in the smart home space, it is now. Amazon has acquired Ring, the device maker best known for its smart doorbells. The terms of ...
08:51 pm -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget Ford will test self-driving car service on Miami streets
Ford is venturing well beyond its home turf of Michigan to test its fledgling self-driving delivery service. The automaker has revealed a pilot program that will see its autonomous vehicles roaming th...
08:23 pm -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget Viasat touts fastest satellite internet in the US with new service
Today, communications company Viasat debuted the fastest satellite internet available in the US -- up to 100 megabits per second. It's thanks to the Via-Sat 2 satellite system, which serves North...
08:15 pm -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget ASUS's Zenfone 5Z flagship looks the same as its mid-range cousin
ASUS's Zenfone 5 just made its first official appearance at MWC, and aside from overenthusiastic claims about its AI prowess, it's still a solid little machine. It isn't a flagship-leve...
08:15 pm -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget ASUS' Zenfone 5Z flagship looks the same as its mid-range cousin
ASUS's Zenfone 5 just made its first official appearance at MWC, and aside from overenthusiastic claims about its AI prowess, it's still a solid little machine. It isn't a flagship-leve...
08:11 pm -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget Transparent creator Jill Soloway heads new Amazon book imprint
Jill Soloway, creator of the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning show Transparent, is heading another Amazon project. The company announced today that Soloway will be the editor-at-large of a new Amazon Pu...
08:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget Dear HMD, the world is finally ready for the Nokia Communicator
The phone that stole the show at last year's MWC wasn't an Android, didn't have a Samsung badge on it, could barely connect to the internet and didn't have a touchscreen. The relau...
07:57 pm -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget Surprise! A bad mobile port of 'Chrono Trigger' is on Steam
Last year, Nintendo one-upped its NES Classic retro console with the SNES Classic, a powerful and value-packed trip back to the best of 90s gaming. But among all the gems bundled into the box, one was...
07:40 pm -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget ASUS ZenFone 5 stretches the limits of the term AI
As expected, ASUS officially revealed its new ZenFone 5 in Barcelona today, and if you don't mind I'm going to skip my usual meandering intro. The company talked up a handful of AI features ...
07:23 pm -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget Nokia and Vodafone will bring 4G to the Moon
German new-space firm PTScientists has been planning a mission to the Moon for many years now. It has partnered with Audi to produce and deliver two XPrize-winning quattro rovers to the Moon that will...
07:06 pm -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget F1's streaming service will be ready for April's Grand Prix
Formula 1 racing is getting in on the streaming game. F1 TV launched today at Mobile World Congress, and the new functionality will be up and running in time for April's opening grand prix in Mel...
06:52 pm -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget ESRB addresses loot box controversy with in-game purchases label
The controversy over loot boxes in games like Star Wars: Battlefront II, Need for Speed: Payback and Destiny 2 hasn't settled and state legislators in the US and governments abroad are considerin...
06:30 pm -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget Some 'Hearthstone' cards will be phased out with April's expansion
Blizzard has solidified Hearthstone's annual flow of retiring old cards and welcoming new ones: For the third year in a row, a new expansion will come in April that signals a sea change in the di...
06:22 pm -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget Senate officially introduces resolution to restore net neutrality
Last week, the FCC officially published its net neutrality rollback plans, which were voted on back in December. Today, the next stage of the battle begins. Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) has intr...
06:10 pm -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget Facebook program aims to boost local news subscriptions
Just because Facebook is downplaying publishers in your News Feed doesn't mean it's uninterested in giving media outlets a helping hand. The social network's Journalism Project is launc...
06:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget Epix is the first US network to stream 4K content within its apps
If you're about eye-watering clarity when it comes to home entertainment, get yourself an Epix subscription. The network has announced that from today it'll be offering Ultra HD content on i...
06:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget You can now sign up for PlayStation Vue without a TV
While Sony's TV-streaming service PlayStation Vue has been around for almost three years, it's currently facing stiff competition from the likes of Sling TV, DirecTV Now, YouTube TV and Hulu...
05:36 pm -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget Oregon moves forward with its own net neutrality legislation
Oregon legislators just took a step towards protecting net neutrality in their state. The Oregon House of Representatives passed a proposal yesterday that would require state agencies to sign internet...
05:19 pm -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget Trump's former digital advisor will manage his re-election bid
Today, Trump announced he will run for re-election in 2020. But we also learned who will be managing his next campaign: Brad Parscale, the digital advisor for Trump's 2016 run. He lead the then-P...
05:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget Google Clips review: A smart, but unpredictable camera
A few months ago, I met my favorite dog. I was standing in my friend's living room when Tassie, a little black and white chonzer puppy, came sniffing by my feet. She looked up at me, got up on he...
04:36 pm -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget Sprint plans 5G infrastructure for six cities in 2018
It's been a race between mobile carriers to roll out 5G service, and it looks as though Sprint might be gaining on its rivals. Starting in April, the US wireless carrier will make 5G-like capabil...
04:21 pm -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget YouTube restores Logan Paul's ad revenue following suspension
Apparently, YouTube's temporary suspension of Logan Paul's ad revenue was very temporary. The company has resumed running ads on the comedy star's channels this week, roughly two weeks ...
04:05 pm -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget Mu One is an incredibly compact USB-C laptop charger
While laptops these days are getting thinner than ever, their chargers still aren't very briefcase-friendly. We've already seen a good attempt from MIT spinoff FINsix, but now we have someth...
04:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a limited edition Essential PH-1 smartphone!
Andy Rubin's company Essential has steered around the rat race of Android handset manufacturers, instead focusing on smaller runs with a more handcrafted approach. This latest batch of Essential ...
03:57 pm -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget Fitbit's Adidas-branded smartwatch will cost you $330
Last year, Fitbit announced it had entered a multiyear deal with Adidas -- a partnership that would result in a new edition of the Fitbit Ionic and exclusive personal training programs to go along wit...
03:47 pm -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget German court rules Google isn't required to vet websites
Do search engines have an obligation to make sure every website obeys the law before listing it? They certainly don't in Germany. The country's Federal Court of Justice has ruled that Google...
03:30 pm -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget How LaLiga is making Barcelona and Real Madrid games high-tech
LaLiga, Spain's professional football (soccer) league, is home to two of the biggest clubs in the world: Barcelona and Real Madrid. And those teams are each anchored by Lionel Messi and Cristiano...
03:14 pm -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget Bitcoin 'creator' slapped with $10 billion lawsuit
Craig Wright, the Australian who has previously claimed to be Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto, is the subject of a multi billion dollar lawsuit. Wright is being sued by the estate of David Kleiman, w...
02:57 pm -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget Amazon made an escape room powered by Alexa
During a glitzy Amazon showcase along Barcelona's seafront, the company held two escape room experiences to drill home how very, very excited it is about its action series, Tom Clancy's Jack...
02:45 pm -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 VR kit needs software to make it shine
When Qualcomm announced its new Snapdragon 845 Mobile VR platform earlier this year, it threw around terms like "6 DoF SLAM" and "foveated rendering" as highlights. While it's...
02:30 pm -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget 'Into the Breach' is monsters, mechs and a reset for strategy games
Subset Games' 2012 space command simulator FTL wasn't the first roguelike indie game to come out during the subgenre's renaissance, but it stood out from the rest. Players guide their s...
02:14 pm -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget Google releases info on 2.4 million 'right to be forgotten' requests
Google has received 2.4 million "right to be forgotten" requests since 2014, most of which came from private individuals, according to its latest transparency report. Europe's biggest c...
02:05 pm -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget Sky Q is getting better personalisation features and Spotify
All of a sudden, Sky has become the prize in a bidding war between US media giants Fox and Comcast, but for now, it's business as usual on the ground. The pay-TV provider has today announced a nu...
02:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget Panasonics GH5s is perfect for video shooters and no one else
Panasonic was the first company to embrace mirrorless camera video, with the GH1, helping to change the way low-budget movies could be made. Finally, videographers had a (reasonably) large sensor came...
01:12 pm -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget Apple will open its own medical clinics for employees
Apple is launching its own medical clinics called "AC Wellness," in a move that will allow it to take employee healthcare into its own hands. Following similar news about Amazon's vent...
01:01 pm -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget Energy storage breakthrough could boost EV range and slash charge time
Electric cars could soon have as much range as petrol and diesel cars -- and recharge in a matter of minutes -- thanks to what researchers are calling a "breakthrough" in energy storage tech...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget AiFi replicates Amazon Go's checkout-free shopping in any store
Bricks-and-mortar shopping could be about to change forever. Amazon pioneered the automated convenience store with its newly-opened Go supermarket, and now computer vision company AiFi is introducing ...
11:00 am -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Sony's new A7 III
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.MWC 2018 is in full swing, and we have a whole new list of phones to pore over, including Sony's Xperia XZ2 and the first cellphone with a cryptocurrency wall...
11:00 am -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget Snapdragon 700 brings AI acceleration to lower-cost phones
There's long been a conspicuous feature gap between Qualcomm's mobile processors: You typically have to choose between a do-it-all beast like the Snapdragon 845 or settle for the good-enough...
09:33 am -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget Bloomberg: AT&T and Verizon plan to launch 5G hotspots
In late January, AT&amp;T chief Randall Stephenson revealed that the carrier wants to offer customers puck-shaped 5G hotspots before phones that can handle the new speeds become available. Turns o...
08:08 am -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget Comcast tops Fox's bid for UK pay-TV giant Sky
An interesting wrinkle in Disney's deal to acquire most of Fox is that Fox is also in the middle of a deal to buy Sky -- a major telecom company and pay-TV service in the UK. Now Comcast (which i...
08:00 am -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget Encrypted SIKURPhone protects data and cryptocurrency
The security-focused Granite Phone captured the interest of even non-corporate customers when it came out in 2015. Now the folks at Sikur are back with a next-generation SIKURPhone, promising the firs...
07:00 am -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget Facebook expands customer service tools in Messenger
Google isn't the only one looking to improve messaging software to help businesses connect meaningfully (and profitably) with customers. Facebook just announced a new update to its own Messenger ...
06:01 am -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget All-you-can-stream VR porn will cost you $25 per month
VR porn is many things, but cheap isn't one of them. Just like conventional movies, you're going to pay a pretty penny to own anything that isn't free. For VRPorn.com, the solution is...
04:57 am -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget Researchers improve spinach-based solar cells by adding blackberry dye
Biohybrid solar cells aren't nearly as efficient as standard silicon panels, but including natural materials in renewable energy could make it more cost-effective. Scientists have refined one des...
03:10 am -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget Fitbit plans a 'family' of smartwatches in 2018
Fitbit knows it can't lean on activity trackers forever, and it's going to shake things up in 2018. As part of a call discussing its latest earnings, the company said it would produce a &qu...
01:38 am -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget Sony's $2,000 A7 III camera adds 4K video
Following the recently refreshed A7R III, tonight Sony announced its "basic" model update with the A7 III mirrorless camera. This time around it's packing a 24.2 MP sensor, 4K HDR video...
12:01 am -05 - Tue, February 27, 2018
Engadget Barclaycard wants you to dine and dash legally
Barclaycard is testing a new payment service that could mean the end to waiting for your bill at a restaurant. It's called Dine &amp; Dash, but in this version, dashing doesn't mean skip...
11:16 pm -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget Parrot app automatically edits your drone videos
Drone videos can be spectacular, but editing them? Not so much -- don't be surprised if you spend hours cutting 10 minutes of footage into something worth watching. Parrot thinks there's a b...
10:28 pm -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget Court rules FTC data-throttling lawsuit against AT&T can proceed
AT&amp;T has been involved in a long-running battle with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). In 2014, the agency sued AT&amp;T for throttling its customers' unlimited mobile data plans wh...
09:58 pm -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget Tesla Powerwall systems help some Hawaii schools beat the heat
Tesla shipped Powerwall batteries to Puerto Rico last fall -- and to Australia last December -- and now it's helping Hawaii. Again. Specifically, it supplied equipment to the island state to help...
09:31 pm -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget Amazon renews podcast-inspired 'Lore' series for a second season
Amazon's podcast-based series Lore will return for a second season. Production for the horror-tinged series begins in April, and in addition to new episodes, it'll feature a new showrunner, ...
09:02 pm -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget Fiat Chrysler reportedly phasing out diesel passenger cars by 2022
Fiat Chrysler's diesel plans are back in the spotlight again. The Italian-American car maker was hit with several lawsuits last December, each claiming that the company's heavy-duty pickup t...
08:32 pm -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget Michael B. Jordan burns all the books in 'Fahrenheit 451' trailer
Last year, HBO announced that it was adapting Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 into a movie and today we get its first trailer. In it, we see Captain Beatty, played by Michael Shannon, telling under...
08:01 pm -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget Motorola's low-cost E5 Plus may pack a big screen in a sleeker body
Motorola might not reserve large updates for its higher-end smartphone models this year. Leaker Evan Blass has posted an image of what should be the Moto E5 Plus, the bigger-screened device in the bra...
07:49 pm -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget Water could be extracted all over the Moon, not just at its poles
If we're ever going to colonize another world, we can't rely solely on the supplies we bring with us. We'll have to make use of the resources available at our destination, with water be...
07:33 pm -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget Huawei's P20 smartphone may sport an iPhone-style notch
Whether or not you think iPhone X- and Essential-style screen notches are clever design flourishes or just abominations, it looks like they're here for the long haul. Well-known leaker Evan Blass...
07:17 pm -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget Bipartisan bill calls for study on economic impact of broadband access
Two Democratic and two Republican Representatives have introduced a bill that, if enacted, would require the Department of Commerce to research how access to broadband impacts a variety of economic fa...
07:01 pm -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget New alliance wants to improve terrible in-flight internet
The frustrations of internet access aboard commercial aircraft may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to the Seamless Air Alliance. Formed by Airbus, Delta, OneWeb, Sprint and Airtel, the group aims ...
06:43 pm -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget Amazons AR shopping tool is now available on Android
Last year, Amazon debuted AR View, its augmented reality shopping tool that lets you see how certain items will look in your home before you buy them. At launch, it was only available on iOS, but as o...
06:30 pm -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget Bitcoin miners turn Quebec's cheap energy into cold cash
Bitcoin mining is a weird industry. Vast banks of dedicated computers solve complex equations to generate hashes worth a fraction of a coin, consuming huge amounts of power in the process. For such op...
06:13 pm -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget I found a Gemini PDA running Sailfish OS, and it was wild
At CES, a certain portion of Engadget's staff fell in love with the Gemini, a reimagining of the Psion PDA from the late 1990s. If the promise of a dual-booting Android and Linux phone had you dr...
05:55 pm -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget FCC Chairman Ajit Pai talks 5G, net neutrality repeal at MWC 2018
After bailing out on his CES 2018 appearance in January, reportedly due to death threats, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today attended a panel at MWC 2018 in Barcelona. During the event, titled "The Futu...
05:55 pm -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget FCC Chairman Ajit Pai: We need smart networks, not dump pipes
After cancelling his CES 2018 appearance in January, reportedly due to death threats, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today attended a panel at MWC 2018 in Barcelona. During the event, titled "The Future o...
05:55 pm -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget FCC Chairman Ajit Pai: We need smart networks, not dumb pipes
After cancelling his CES 2018 appearance in January, reportedly due to death threats, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today attended a panel at MWC 2018 in Barcelona. During the event, titled "The Future o...
05:28 pm -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget Ford is updating Sync with Waze and a driving assistant
Ford is updating its Sync infotainment software with a few new navigation options. Sygic is a name we haven't heard in quite awhile, but the GPS company will bring its voice assistant to certain ...
05:12 pm -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget BlackBerry thinks shipping 850,000 KEYOne phones is a success
TCL unveiled the Blackberry KEYOne at MWC 2017 and now, a year later, we have an idea of how well it sold as well as a glimpse into the company's outlook going forward. IDC's Francisco Jeron...
05:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget The Galaxy S9 vs. the competition: Beyond the dual cameras
This year's bigger Galaxy handset focuses on its picture-taking capabilities: The S9+ is Samsung's first flagship with a dual camera, which brings it in line with competing phones like the P...
04:45 pm -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget CBS launches 24/7 sports streaming network for news and analysis
Today, CBS launched CBS Sports HQ, a new sports-focused streaming network meant to be complementary to CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network programming. The 24-hour, free streaming network will feature s...
04:31 pm -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget The Galaxy S9 vs. the competition: Under the hood
On the outside the Galaxy S9 looks pretty familiar: not only does it maintain the same basic shape as the S8, but it's kept the screen and battery size of its predecessor as well. In fact, other ...
04:15 pm -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget Huawei made a Porsche slightly autonomous with a smartphone
With no flagship phone to show off to the assembled mass of journalists, bloggers and tech execs, Huawei took a different tack this year at MWC. If it wasn't slick laptops with pop-up webcams, th...
04:10 pm -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget Samsung says its smart speaker will arrive in the second half of 2018
We've known for awhile now that Samsung was working on its own smart speaker, an answer to Apple's HomePod. It appears that the speaker, which will run Samsung's voice assistant Bixby, ...
04:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget Google Assistant now launches specific tasks in Android apps
Believe it or not, Google still isn't done with its slew of Assistant upgrades this week. The AI helper can now use Actions to perform specific intents within other Android apps for those times w...
04:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget YouTube enables captions for live broadcasts
YouTube is making live broadcasts more accessible by giving creators the power to add real-time captions in the English language. They could provide their own if they plan to read off a script or have...
03:44 pm -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget Airfox's mobile wallet aims to replace banks in emerging countries
Mobile wallet applications aren't anything novel, but most of the existing ones (like Venmo or Square Cash) all have something in common: they require people to have a bank account or a debit/cre...
03:30 pm -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget Watch Sony's Xperia XZ2 launch in under 10 minutes!
Sony phones have had a consistent look for years now -- and we've never been sure if that's a good thing. It seems like Sony might agree, too, as the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact are some of i...
03:15 pm -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget Qualcomm open to Broadcom merger for the right price
Qualcomm has long rebuffed a merger with rival chipmaker Broadcom, but now it looks like the two companies may be closer to a deal. Today, Qualcomm's Chairman of the Board Paul E. Jacobs sent a l...
03:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget What does Fitbit need to succeed?
Fitbit is the current king of wearables, but for how much longer? The company has recorded four successive quarters of losses since the tail end of 2016, and that's a problem. Fitbit will publish...
02:30 pm -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget Watch Samsung's Galaxy S9 launch in under 11 minutes!
And just like that, Samsung's Galaxy S9 has arrived. Today, at MWC 2018, the company introduced its new flagship handset with the slogan "The camera. Reimagined." While the bulk of impr...
02:07 pm -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget Plex adds DVR scheduling to its Apple TV app
Halfway through 2017, Plex started offering live TV and DVR features for users willing to cough up $5 a month. They still needed a tuner of their own, to avoid any Aereo-like shenanigans, but it was s...
01:50 pm -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget Facebook has big plans to bring internet to more people in rural areas
Over the past few years, Facebook has been rolling out several initiatives to bring free internet to people in underdeveloped areas all around the world. That includes things like Terragraph, a millim...
01:43 pm -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget The Galaxy S9 likely won't support 4K HDR recording
At 6:30pm Central European Time, Qualcomm sent out a press release. The first paragraph of the statement was embedded in the email, saying "The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are powered by the Qualco...
01:08 pm -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget Netflix is testing a navigation bar on Android
Netflix is looking to replace its slide-out menu with something much more visible and easier to access, based on the new user interface it's releasing to beta testers. As Android Police has noted...
12:05 pm -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget Vivos all-screen concept phone hides a pop-up selfie cam
When I think of funky, ambitious smartphones, I don't usually think of the name Vivo. That began to change after seeing a phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor -- the world's first, ac...
11:45 am -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget Jolla's alternative Sailfish OS is coming to more phones
It's been a long time since we've covered Jolla on Engadget, and with good reason &mdash; the company has had a tumultuous time of late. The Jolla Phone &mdash; the first hardware ru...
11:33 am -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: This is the Samsung Galaxy S9
Welcome back! We kicked off MWC 2018 in Barcelona, in style, with the launch of Samsung's Galaxy S9 -- and the S9 Plus. That's not all: There's a ridiculous Huawei laptop with a hidden ...
10:31 am -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget Canon's AI flash moves by itself to make portraits more flattering
Camera flashes aren't normally the sexiest products, but Canon has made its Speedlite 470EX-AI a lot more interesting by using artificial intelligence. As photographers know, you're better o...
09:50 am -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget 'Papers, Please' official short film recreates the game's bleak tone
The official Papers, Please short film has been a long time in coming, but it's finally here... and if you're a fan of the game's grim Soviet Bloc atmosphere, you're in for a treat...
08:00 am -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget Lenovo's Yoga 730 is a cheaper 2-in-1 with Alexa support
Mobile World Congress, for obvious reasons, isn't really known for its laptop announcements. Lenovo is bucking that trend today, however, with three mid-range convertibles sporting the Yoga name....
07:45 am -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget The Xperia XZ2 is Sony's fastest, strangest flagship phone yet
Sony has longed to find lasting success in the smartphone market, but none of the devices it released in the past few years have done the job. It's clearly time for a change, and Sony knows that ...
07:45 am -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget Sony will sell its wireless 'open-ear' buds in the US
There was a time when it wasn't clear if Sony's Xperia Ear Open Style Concept buds would even become a real product, let alone reach the US, but they're most definitely real -- and a US...
06:32 am -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget Tesla's electric trucks may be more cost-effective than expected
When Tesla unveiled its Semi electric truck, it made audacious claims about the big rig's value -- namely, that companies would recoup the cost of the vehicle in 2 years thanks to the savings on ...
04:00 am -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget Canon's entry-level Rebel T7 DSLR targets social media users
On top of its M50 mirrorless with 4K video, Canon also took the wraps of its latest DSLR, the Rebel T7. The successor to the two-year-old, 18-megapixel Rebel T6 now has a much bigger 24.1-megapixel se...
04:00 am -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget Canon launches the EOS M50, its first 4K mirrorless camera
Canon has responded to criticism of the lack of 4K in all but it's high-end DSLRs by launching the EOS M50, its first mirrorless M-series camera with Ultra HD 4K video. Packing a new DIGIC 8 proc...
03:16 am -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget iTunes Store drops support for Windows Vista on May 25th
Ah, 2007: the days when Windows Vista was all the rage (or inducing rage), the Apple TV was brand new and music download stores were the hottest way to get the latest albums. Apple certainly remembers...
01:58 am -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget Apple may launch over-ear headphones without Beats branding
AirPods may be far from the pinnacle of audio quality, but they're definitely popular -- so much so that Apple may be expanding the variety of audio gear it releases under its own brand. KGI anal...
12:31 am -05 - Mon, February 26, 2018
Engadget OnePlus 5T will only play HD Netflix if you send it in for service
Good news: the OnePlus 5 and 5T can finally play Netflix in HD... if you're willing to go through a convoluted process. OnePlus has launched an update program to enable the higher-resolution vide...
11:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 25, 2018
Engadget The best portable document scanner
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09:28 pm -05 - Sun, February 25, 2018
Engadget Netflix lands sci-fi movie from 'Planet of the Apes' director
Netflix's sci-fi adaptations are about to expand beyond the likes of Altered Carbon and Lost in Space. Deadline has learned that Netflix has secured the rights to Life Sentence, a movie take on ...
08:04 pm -05 - Sun, February 25, 2018
Engadget Galaxy S9 US pre-orders focus on trade-in deals
Now that Samsung's Galaxy S9 and S9+ are official, American carriers are tripping over themselves to offer launch details ahead of March 2nd pre-orders... and trade-in deals are a common theme th...
07:45 pm -05 - Sun, February 25, 2018
Engadget Watch Nokia's MWC 2018 event in under 10 minutes
It's good times for Nokia. Or rather HMD Global, the Finnish company that now owns the beloved Nokia brand. After a successful holiday season the phone maker has marched into Mobile World Congres...
07:02 pm -05 - Sun, February 25, 2018
Engadget This case turns your iPhone into a modular device
The modular phone trend hasn't taken off as fast as companies like Motorola would have hoped, what with devices like the Moto Z and Moto Z Force not exactly being a hit. But, that doesn't me...
06:31 pm -05 - Sun, February 25, 2018
Engadget Russia hacked the Olympics and tried to pin it on North Korea
Now that the 2018 Winter Olympics are over, we're now learning who was responsible for hacking the games' systems... and the culprit won't surprise you at all. US intelligence official...
06:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 25, 2018
Engadget After Math: Calls for alarm
While the survivors of the Stoneman Douglas shooting provided the nation with a master class in how to effectively articulate policy reform demands and ruthlessly drag talking heads of the political c...
05:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 25, 2018
Engadget Samsung's updated DeX desktop experience uses the S9 as a trackpad
When it launched last year, Samsung's first DeX dock was the latest in a long line of attempts to blur the line between phones and traditional PCs. And you know what? It worked surprisingly well,...
05:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 25, 2018
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 hands-on: The devil is in the details
Getting to know the Galaxy S9 is like unwrapping a present you think you've already opened. On the surface, it looks familiar, but once you peel back the layers, you'll notice the contents a...
04:45 pm -05 - Sun, February 25, 2018
Engadget Watch Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked 2018 event right here!
Samsung's getting ready to unveil its next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S9, at MWC 2018 in Barcelona. You can watch a livestream of the Unpacked 2018 event in the video below, and don't f...
04:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 25, 2018
Engadget The Nokia 8 Sirocco edition is 95-percent vacuum-molded glass
HMD brought a Nokia phone for all tastes to this year's MWC. Just as some people might want a retro feature phone or an entry-level smartphone, others want the best that money can buy. HMD's...
04:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 25, 2018
Engadget Nokia's new affordable smartphones prioritize design
Generating hype around the Nokia brand with retro-inspired feature phones is all well and good, but that doesn't necessarily result in people opening their wallets. And to best cash in on any int...
04:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 25, 2018
Engadget The Nokia 8 Sirocco edition is 95-percent glass
HMD brought a Nokia phone for all tastes to this year's MWC. Just as some people might want a retro feature phone or an entry-level smartphone, others want the best that money can buy. HMD's...
03:35 pm -05 - Sun, February 25, 2018
Engadget The Nokia 8110 Reloaded is HMD's latest retro feature phone
Many companies descend on the annual Mobile World Congress event to plug their first smartphone launches of the year. It's an established routine, but HMD Global undeniably stole the show in 2017...
03:30 pm -05 - Sun, February 25, 2018
Engadget Live from Samsung's Galaxy S9 event at MWC 2018!
Today is the day Samsung will be unveiling its highly anticipated Galaxy S9, the company's latest flagship smartphone. As we discussed earlier this week, you can expect an improved, smarter camer...
01:30 pm -05 - Sun, February 25, 2018
Engadget Huawei's MediaPad M5 is the first tablet with a curved glass screen
You'd be forgiven for thinking that premium Android tablets were on the way out. While you'll see occasional high-end entries like the Galaxy Tab S3, many are low-cost slates that don't...
01:30 pm -05 - Sun, February 25, 2018
Engadget Huawei's MateBook X Pro crams a pop-up webcam into the keyboard
When Huawei unveiled its first true laptop barely a year ago, it was a slightly more useful MacBook lookalike. While the MateBook X looked a lot like Apple's device, it offered some minor changes...
12:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 25, 2018
Engadget Intel makes huge 5G promises for the 2020 Olympics
It might seem strange to say it, but 5G is creeping closer to reality. Intel has already been powering a "broad-scale" 5G network at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, but come the 2020 games ...
07:19 am -05 - Sun, February 25, 2018
Engadget Apple will store China's iCloud keys on local servers
Apple has already bent over backwards in a bid to keep doing business in China, but it'll have to bend a little further. As of the end of February, the company will host mainland Chinese users&#...
04:11 am -05 - Sun, February 25, 2018
Engadget Sony Music chairman leaves to form Apple partnership
Apple's music exec connections may extend beyond the likes of Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre. Variety sources have claimed that Sony Music chairman Doug Morris is leaving the publisher at the end of M...
02:46 am -05 - Sun, February 25, 2018
Engadget Chrome's pull-to-refresh starts making its way to Chromebooks
Chrome on Chromebooks and Windows-2-in-1 devices is on its way to becoming more like its sibling on mobile. As lucasban has posted on Reddit, the pull-to-refresh gesture is now available on the browse...
01:17 am -05 - Sun, February 25, 2018
Engadget Nearly half of 2017's cryptocurrencies have already failed
The surging price of bitcoin (among others) in 2017 led more than a few companies to hop on the cryptocurrency bandwagon with hopes of striking it rich almost overnight. Many of their initial coin of...
11:45 pm -05 - Sat, February 24, 2018
Engadget LGs V30S ThinQ is the AI-fueled phone the V30 shouldve been
In the midst of a tricky fiscal year, LG decided to run with a new strategy: cook up interim smartphones to sell between its major flagship releases. The plan was based in part on the surprising succe...
11:43 pm -05 - Sat, February 24, 2018
Engadget Fully driverless car tests in California could start in April
Automakers testing their self-driving cars on California roads might be able to go fully autonomous as soon as April, according to the state's DMV. Instead of putting someone behind the wheel to ...
09:59 pm -05 - Sat, February 24, 2018
Engadget MIT's Veil service will make private browsing more private
After reports and studies revealed that browsers' private modes aren't that secure, MIT graduate student Frank Wang decided to take things into his own hands. He and his team from MIT CSAIL ...
08:31 pm -05 - Sat, February 24, 2018
Engadget Apple Pay Cash nears its first international expansion
Apple Pay Cash may not be limited to Americans for much longer. Users in Brazil, Ireland and Spain have all reported seeing the peer-to-peer payment service show up in iOS' Messages app, suggesti...
07:00 pm -05 - Sat, February 24, 2018
Engadget Recommended Reading: Tim Cook on Apple's iPhone X, HomePod and more
Why Apple is the world's most innovative companyRobert Safian,Fast CompanyApple may be one of the biggest companies in the world, but it still doesn't open up often about how it operates. A ...
06:00 pm -05 - Sat, February 24, 2018
Engadget Alcatel crams flagship features into its affordable smartphones
When I first saw its 2018 phone lineup, Alcatel was clear: its plan for this year was to make premium smartphone features available for much less than typical flagship prices. In this case, Alcatel me...
05:30 pm -05 - Sat, February 24, 2018
Engadget Ask Engadget: Is a 4K monitor the best choice for my desk?
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 ...
04:00 pm -05 - Sat, February 24, 2018
Engadget We're live from MWC 2018 in Barcelona!
Spring season is right around the corner, and that means it's time for Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the world's biggest phone show. This year, you can expect to be introduced to Samsu...
03:00 pm -05 - Sat, February 24, 2018
Engadget Can legislation fix gaming's loot box problem?
Last year's gaming controversy has turned into this year's legislative battleground. Fans were outraged when Star Wars: Battlefront II launched with buyable loot boxes that unbalanced multip...
02:00 pm -05 - Sat, February 24, 2018
Engadget 'Black Panther' is amazing. Why are its CG models so terrible?
Black Panther is a refreshing answer to the increasingly stale world of superhero cinema. But there's one glaring flaw throughout the film: its use of CG models to replace humans during action se...
01:00 pm -05 - Sat, February 24, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the weekend. We're hours away from Samsung's big Galaxy S9 event, so catch up on this week's news and get ready for the liveblog starting...
09:28 am -05 - Sat, February 24, 2018
Engadget Android P won't get a 'dark mode' after all
There was a short-lived hysteria Friday when it seemed like Google would grant a longstanding request to add built-in "dark mode" theming on stock Android, similar to the tweak OnePlus adds....
03:48 am -05 - Sat, February 24, 2018
Engadget Moleskines latest smart pen saves your writing to download later
Moleskine has valiantly tried to bridge the divide between analog writing and digital files for years. The company released its Smart Writing Set in 2016 as a $200 holistic solution of pen, proprietar...
02:35 am -05 - Sat, February 24, 2018
Engadget Amazon secures movie rights for Alafair Burkes thriller The Wife
Amazon Studios is ramping up its efforts in the streaming space lately in a push to focus on bigger movies and television shows. The company hired NBC's Jennifer Salke as its new head executive t...
01:16 am -05 - Sat, February 24, 2018
Engadget Facebook removes VR shooting demo from conservative conference
This week at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference Facebook chose to maintain a booth for attendees that includes an Oculus virtual reality demo. Now This writer Sean Morrow noticed that...
12:40 am -05 - Sat, February 24, 2018
Engadget Twitchs live game show Stream On premieres March 8th
Last December, Twitch announced that it would be making a live-streaming reality show, Stream On. In it, Twitch creators who need a boost to make streaming a full-time gig compete against one another ...
11:33 pm -05 - Fri, February 23, 2018
Engadget Nintendo now allows Switch user reviews on game pages
You no longer have to head to a reseller's site or post a social media diatribe to let others know what you think about a Switch game. Nintendo has updated its website to enable customer reviews...
10:43 pm -05 - Fri, February 23, 2018
Engadget CamSodas RubGrub is a pizza-ordering button for your vibrator
CamSoda, an adult entertainment platform, announced a new product this week that aims to satisfy you in a number of ways. The RubGrub is a 3D-printed button attachment made to fit on a Lovense Nora vi...
10:22 pm -05 - Fri, February 23, 2018
Engadget Microsoft and Xiaomi will pair up on AI-powered speakers and hardware
In July, Chinese tech giant Xiaomi jumped into the smart speaker race with its answer to Amazon's Alexa and Google Home, the $45 Mi AI -- though it probably won't find its way to American sh...
09:59 pm -05 - Fri, February 23, 2018
Engadget YouTube finally notices Infowars is peddling dangerous conspiracies
Earlier this week, YouTube took down a video from one of Infowars' channels. It was one of many videos out there claiming that students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are not in fact stu...
09:43 pm -05 - Fri, February 23, 2018
Engadget Apple's AirPower wireless charging mat could launch in March
Apple may be close to launching another one of the numerous products it teased last year. Sources talking to both MacOtakara and the Apple Post have claimed that the company's AirPower wireless ...
09:04 pm -05 - Fri, February 23, 2018
Engadget Dropbox's IPO filing reveals 500M users but a $1 billion deficit
In a move reminiscent of Snap's IPO journey, Bloomberg sources claimed last month that Dropbox had quietly filed to become a public company. Suspicious hires last year had tipped their hand, and ...
08:44 pm -05 - Fri, February 23, 2018
Engadget 1Password now lets you see if your password has been leaked
If you have a 1Password membership, you can now check to see if your passwords have been compromised by data breaches and leaked on the internet. It's just a proof of concept feature for now, but...
08:23 pm -05 - Fri, February 23, 2018
Engadget HTC confirms layoffs as it combines VR and smartphone divisions
It's been an interesting few months for HTC. Google bought the team responsible for Pixel phones last year for $1.1 billion. The president of HTC's smartphone operations just resigned, claim...
08:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 23, 2018
Engadget The best smart speakers for music fans
If you're a music fan, the first wave of smart speakers was probably a disappointment. While Alexa and Google Assistant have definitively proven they have a place in the home, the first Echo and ...
07:20 pm -05 - Fri, February 23, 2018
Engadget YouTube reportedly plans to spend 'hundreds of millions' on Red originals
While Facebook and Netflix are (reportedly) spending billions on new programming, YouTube is said to be holding its investments at current levels. Google's video wing is only spending "a few...
07:01 pm -05 - Fri, February 23, 2018
Engadget No, postcards wont solve our Russian interference problem
We just learned all the ways Russian propaganda agents fooled American social media companies, thanks to the recent indictments of Russian nationals by Team Mueller.After years of these companies forc...
06:44 pm -05 - Fri, February 23, 2018
Engadget 'Ghostbusters World' AR game is coming to Android and iOS this year
Using AR to promote movies isn't entirely new. We've already seen official movie tie-in augmented reality apps for Spider-Man: Homecoming and the Jon Hamm vehicle, Marjorie. Now, though, Son...
06:23 pm -05 - Fri, February 23, 2018
Engadget Netflix courts HGTV fans with its first home makeover series
Netflix appears to be looking to pull in more of that HGTV crowd, as Deadline reports that the streaming service just ordered its first property-focused original series. With a working title of Amazin...
06:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 23, 2018
Engadget Not even IBM is sure where its quantum computer experiments will lead
Despite the hype and hoopla surrounding the burgeoning field of quantum computing, the technology is still in its infancy. Just a few years ago, researchers were making headlines with rudimentary mach...
05:36 pm -05 - Fri, February 23, 2018
Engadget Public radio stations are saving Gothamist sites
Last year, billionaire Joe Ricketts shut down Gothamist and DNAInfo a week after newsroom employees unionized. Though there was immediate public outcry over the decision, the sites' future has re...
05:15 pm -05 - Fri, February 23, 2018
Engadget The best 4K Blu-ray player
By Chris HeinonenThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support it...
05:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 23, 2018
Engadget In search of pixel perfection with the Analogue Super NT
The 16-bit aesthetic is the new vinyl. It taps into a growing vein of '90s nostalgia, and it also reflects a longing for a tactile past world that just predates full-scale digitization. Fat, colo...
04:43 pm -05 - Fri, February 23, 2018
Engadget Android Go phones will be available soon
Android Oreo had quite the interesting feature lurking in its software: Go Edition, which was designed for smartphones with 1 GB of RAM or less. Today, the company announced that the first set of Andr...
04:22 pm -05 - Fri, February 23, 2018
Engadget Samsung revives Opera's data-saving app as a Galaxy exclusive
Opera Max was a great way to keep track of what apps were siphoning data in the background and keeping (some of) your privacy intact. Then Opera announced it was shuttering the app. There's a sli...
04:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 23, 2018
Engadget Android's official augmented reality toolkit is available to the public
Google's take on a mobile augmented reality framework is no longer limited to a modestly-sized preview. It just released ARCore 1.0, letting anyone publish Android apps that take advantage of the...
03:42 pm -05 - Fri, February 23, 2018
Engadget Apple devices at a California repair center keep calling 911
Apple devices at a refurbishment facility in Elk Grove, California have been calling 911 multiple times a day for the past few months, CBS Sacramento reports. Since last October, the Elk Grove Police ...
03:16 pm -05 - Fri, February 23, 2018
Engadget Tesla wants to install charging stations at your office
Tesla has a pretty good track record when it comes to making its chargers more accessible, but it needs to step up its game now that it's shipping more and more cars. One of the ways it plans to ...
03:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 23, 2018
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S9: What to expect from Unpacked 2018
Samsung is primed to unveil its latest flagship, the Galaxy S9. Fortunately for anyone desperate to hear what's coming on February 25th, there's been no shortage of leaks and renders before ...
02:58 pm -05 - Fri, February 23, 2018
Engadget Google Assistant will get support for Routines 'in the coming weeks'
Today's Google Assistant is much, much more capable than the version that first debuted on the original Pixel and Pixel XL. Don't expect that progress to slow anytime soon, either: Google la...
02:50 pm -05 - Fri, February 23, 2018
Engadget Google Assistant will soon recognize the language you're speaking
In advance of the Mobile World Congress, Google has announced some exciting new language features for Assistant. Later this year, Google Assistant will have multilingual features. This means that peop...
02:17 pm -05 - Fri, February 23, 2018
Engadget Sonys new flagships ditch an aging design for full screens
Sony's phones have looked largely the same for years now, but that's apparently about to change. The electronics company has redesigned its flagship phone to be full screen. Venture Beat has...
02:02 pm -05 - Fri, February 23, 2018
Engadget Pentax's full-frame K-1 Mark II has a ridiculous ISO range
Pentax has unveiled the 36.4-megapixel K-1 Mark II DSLR, the successor to its first full-frame, the K-1. The new model hasn't changed much, apart from one outstanding new feature. Thanks to a new...
01:29 pm -05 - Fri, February 23, 2018
Engadget Twitter relaxes the rules for customer service DMs
Twitter's bot crackdown is great for improving the quality of the service, but might make it harder for businesses to use it effectively. That's why the company is tweaking its system to ena...
01:01 pm -05 - Fri, February 23, 2018
Engadget UK tech brand Acorn taps nostalgia to sell a rebranded phone
Acorn, the British computer company that dominated the market in the late '70s has been revived, once again. This time out, the outfit is pushing its own smartphone, the Acorn Micro Phone C5, whi...
12:02 pm -05 - Fri, February 23, 2018
Engadget Nissan's self-driving taxi is ready for passengers
Nissan will start testing its self-driving taxi service Easy Ride in a few days in hopes of launching it in time for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The automaker and Tokyo-based mobile developer D...
11:00 am -05 - Fri, February 23, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Mobile World Congress preview
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Before you wrap this week up, check out our Mobile World Congress preview, so you don't miss any of the new phones we're expecting to see(set a reminder ...
09:15 am -05 - Fri, February 23, 2018
Engadget Watch Netflix's first trailer for hip-hop biopic 'Roxanne, Roxanne'
Roxanne, Roxanne, the Lolita "Roxanne Shant&eacute;" Gooden biopic that premiered at Sundance last year, is making its way to Netflix on March 23rd -- and you can watch its first officia...
07:30 am -05 - Fri, February 23, 2018
Engadget New Audi tech will let you ditch your toll road tag
Audi is about to make life easier for people that deal with toll roads on a daily basis. Instead of using an ugly stick-on tag or box for passing through and paying tolls, Audi will make it a built-in...
04:36 am -05 - Fri, February 23, 2018
Engadget Paul Ryan moves to replace election security official
The White House and House Speaker Paul Ryan are looking to replace a federal official who's been working to protect election systems from possible Russian cyber attacks. According to Reuters, Mat...
01:14 am -05 - Fri, February 23, 2018
Engadget A Normal Lost Phone arrives on Nintendo Switch March 1st
A Normal Lost Phone is the kind of indie game that seizes a tricky niche (mobile gaming) and leans into the form factor for a unique experience -- a Gone Home or Life Is Strange that takes place entir...
12:23 am -05 - Fri, February 23, 2018
Engadget Robinhood's commission-free cryptocurrency trading is live
The zero-fee stock trading app, Robinhood, announced its plan to enable users to buy and sell Bitcoin and Ethereum last month. Now the company is making good on its promises. Starting today, Robinhood...
11:31 pm -05 - Thu, February 22, 2018
Engadget MLB's 'Home Run Derby VR' is coming to PSVR and Vive this spring
Major League Baseball has gotten into VR lately with a host of initiatives, including partnerships with Google for At Bat VR, Intel for "Game of the Week" live streams and Samsung for immers...
10:48 pm -05 - Thu, February 22, 2018
Engadget Sling TV offers League Pass to expand its NBA streaming options
A day after Sling TV revealed that it counts 2.2 million subscribers, the over-the-top internet service announced that it's added new add-on options to watch NBA games. Users can access NBA Leagu...
10:17 pm -05 - Thu, February 22, 2018
Engadget 23 attorneys general refile challenge to FCC net neutrality repeal
The FCC's order to overturn net neutrality protections was officially published in the Federal Register today and soon thereafter, the attorneys general of 22 states and Washington DC filed a law...
09:45 pm -05 - Thu, February 22, 2018
Engadget Amazon inks deal with Televisa for Spanish-language shows
Amazon may be producing more and more of its own shows, but it's also playing catch-up trying to follow industry trends in the fantasy and sci-fi genres. To shore up its dearth of Spanish-languag...
09:26 pm -05 - Thu, February 22, 2018
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Dell's P2715Q 27-inch 4K monitor drops to $400
This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read thei...
08:49 pm -05 - Thu, February 22, 2018
Engadget Blizzard will host a tournament for the 15-year-old Warcraft III
Out of nowhere, Blizzard introduced a public test realm (PTR) last fall for its 15-year-old game Warcraft III. PC fans of its current best-sellers like Overwatch play on PTRs to try out new features b...
08:15 pm -05 - Thu, February 22, 2018
Engadget 'Alto's Odyssey' took three years to make, and that's all right
It's been three years since Snowman, a tiny independent studio based in Toronto, launched Alto's Adventure on iOS devices. Back then, Snowman was three people -- Ryan Cash, Harry Nesbitt and...
07:55 pm -05 - Thu, February 22, 2018
Engadget UPS is adding to its fleet of electric delivery trucks
UPS announced today that it will soon deploy 50 electric delivery trucks designed by Workhorse Group Inc. that will cost about the same as traditional, conventionally fueled trucks. They'll have ...
07:24 pm -05 - Thu, February 22, 2018
Engadget Businesses tap Google's RCS for more useful text messages
Google has supported Rich Communication Services (RCS) for a while now, hoping to bring features like group chat, high-res photo sharing and read receipts to all Android users. The company made a big ...
07:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 22, 2018
Engadget MWC 2018: What to expect from the worlds biggest phone show
Team Engadget is en route to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress, and while the show officially starts on Monday, you'll start to see some of this year's key news and announcements as soon a...
06:41 pm -05 - Thu, February 22, 2018
Engadget FCC hopes opening up communication airwaves will boost innovation
Today, the FCC voted to move forward with a proposal to open up communications spectrum beyond 95 GHz. In a statement, it said that spectrum above this range has been thought to be at the edge of what...
06:20 pm -05 - Thu, February 22, 2018
Engadget Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory saved from uncertain fate
Arecibo Observatory, which is the second-largest radio telescope in the world, is under new management. A group led by the University of Central Florida will take over the operations of the telescope ...
06:04 pm -05 - Thu, February 22, 2018
Engadget Netflix will stream the terrible-looking 'ReBoot reboot
By the mid-90s, Saturday morning cartoons were a blur of occasionally brilliant animated comedy and a ton of trash made to sell toys. One rose above the rest for sheer novelty: ReBoot was one of the f...
05:37 pm -05 - Thu, February 22, 2018
Engadget Airbnb rolls out luxury rentals and new benefits for users
Airbnb is once again shaking up how its customers find and book accommodations. At a press conference in San Francisco's Masonic Auditorium on Thursday, the company unveiled a slew of new reserva...
05:33 pm -05 - Thu, February 22, 2018
Engadget Flying with a VR headset isn't as dorky as it sounds
As a somewhat regular flyer, I had always been intrigued by the concept of wearing a head-mounted display for some immersive in-flight entertainment. However, I never really found the "cinema&quo...
05:16 pm -05 - Thu, February 22, 2018
Engadget Google faces lawsuit for firing critic of anti-diversity memo
Google fired James Damore last year, in part, because of a leaked memo alleging that the company culture unfairly targeted white males and political conservatives. Now Google is being sued by a former...
05:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 22, 2018
Engadget Discord signs eSports pros to use its chat app
Discord has become something of a gaming chat-app phenomenon lately, partnering with Spotify for in-chat soundtracks, adding video chat and screensharing and bringing verified official game channels t...
04:56 pm -05 - Thu, February 22, 2018
Engadget Lighthouse's AI-powered security camera is now shipping
Lighthouse's intelligent 3D security camera was supposed to ship in September, but now it's finally available for purchase. The camera is priced at $299. At checkout, you can choose either a...
04:14 pm -05 - Thu, February 22, 2018
Engadget Amazon may open up to six more automated stores this year
Amazon may have opened its automated convenience store a year late, but it looks like it's been a pretty big success. Recode learned that the company plans on opening six more of its Amazon Go st...
04:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 22, 2018
Engadget China's Xinjiang surveillance is the dystopian future nobody wants
In July 2009, deadly riots broke out in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, China. Nearly 200 people died, the majority ethnic Han Chinese, and thousands of Chinese troops were brought in to quell the ri...
03:13 pm -05 - Thu, February 22, 2018
Engadget SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 carrying internet satellites
SpaceX successfully launched another Falcon 9 rocket today carrying Spain's radar imaging Paz satellite as well as two of its own satellites, Microsat-2a and -2b. The two experimental satellites ...
03:02 pm -05 - Thu, February 22, 2018
Engadget Samsung resumes Android O update for Galaxy S8
Well, that didn't take long. After pausing the Android Oreo rollout on Galaxy S8s over a reboot glitch, Samsung has restarted the process in Europe. As SamMobile reports, it's an altogether ...
02:38 pm -05 - Thu, February 22, 2018
Engadget Disneys lawsuit against Redbox may have backfired
Disney's attempt to prevent Redbox from buying its discs for rental and resale may have blown up in the House of Mouse's face. The Hollywood Reporter describes how District Court Judge Dean ...
02:19 pm -05 - Thu, February 22, 2018
Engadget LastPass rolls out Android Oreo autofill to the public
No need to sign up for LastPass beta anymore if Android Oreo has already made it to your device. The password manager has started rolling out autofill to the stable app for Google's latest mobile...
02:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 22, 2018
Engadget Anchor turns itself into a one-stop podcast creation app
Anchor started off as a social network for audio -- the app let users make quick, impromptu broadcasts to their followers straight from their phone. But the company started seeing more and more people...
02:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 22, 2018
Engadget Intel will bring 5G to laptops in 2019
5G hardware is closer than you think. Intel's upcoming XMM 8000 series modems will power 5G in notebooks in the second half of 2019, the company announced today. That'll include machines fro...
01:54 pm -05 - Thu, February 22, 2018
Engadget Net neutrality repeal goes into effect on April 23rd
Two months from now, net neutrality will officially be dead. Today, the Federal Communication Commission's revocation order was published in the Federal Register. The effective date is April 23rd...
01:10 pm -05 - Thu, February 22, 2018
Engadget Apple is reportedly developing water-resistant AirPods
Apple plans to release upgraded AirPods regularly, according to Bloomberg, much like how it launches new iPhones like clockwork. The publication says the team that also created HomePod is already deve...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 22, 2018
Engadget College esports is set to explode, starting with the Fiesta Bowl
As executive director of the Fiesta Bowl, one of the largest college football tournaments of the season, Mike Nealy was more familiar with shoulder pads than mousepads. Six months ago, he didn't ...
12:01 pm -05 - Thu, February 22, 2018
Engadget Super Mario Odyssey gets its Balloon World update
If you're looking to squeeze a little more out of Super Mario Odyssey, then Nintendo's got something that'll brighten your day. The company has released a small update to the Switch tit...
11:30 am -05 - Thu, February 22, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Netflix's new 'Lost in Space' trailer
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Do you really need your own PC? Today we're looking into personal cloud computing, the risky side of Spotify's rumored hardware plans and how AI can help...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, February 22, 2018
Engadget Watch Airbus' drone taxi take to the skies for the first time
Back in late January, Airbus' Vahana team successfully flew their autonomous air taxi for the first time. Now, you can finally watch how the drone stayed in the air on its own in the video below ...
10:05 am -05 - Thu, February 22, 2018
Engadget LG updates its cheap K-series phones with new hardware
After renewing its high-end mobile push through 2017 with new G and V series phones, LG is taking another shot at the low-to-mid range with these K-series devices. The new K8 and K10 (with three sub-m...
09:02 am -05 - Thu, February 22, 2018
Engadget Signal Messenger receives $50 million from WhatsApp co-founder
WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton left Facebook in 2017 to start a non-profit. Turns out that non-profit involves another messaging app: Signal. In a blog post, Signal chief Moxie Marlinspike has announ...
08:00 am -05 - Thu, February 22, 2018
Engadget Cat's S61 is an ideal phone for blue-collar workers
Two years ago, I was shown a Cat-branded smartphone with a thermal camera for people who work in construction and other outdoors-y, get-your-hands-dirty professions. I wasn't the target market, o...
08:00 am -05 - Thu, February 22, 2018
Engadget Land Rover Explore is a rugged phone with swappable backs
At last, we have a Land Rover phone that doesn't look like it was built from parts found on a factory floor. The new 'Explore' is the work of Bullitt, a British company that has made ha...
05:01 am -05 - Thu, February 22, 2018
Engadget Level's activity-tracking smart glasses launch this March
Even though Intel unveiled its Vaunt smart glasses earlier this month, insurance provider VSP has actually been working on its own take on smart eyewear for well over a year now. It's called Leve...
04:56 am -05 - Thu, February 22, 2018
Engadget Bungie pushes back 'Destiny 2' feature upgrades
If you were looking forward to Bungie tackling the laundry list of Destiny 2 issues in short order, you'll have to be be a little more patient. The studio has delayed the implementation of a han...
03:01 am -05 - Thu, February 22, 2018
Engadget Twitter's new rules prohibit bulk tweeting to fight spam
Twitter's spam bot issue isn't new, but it came to a head when it was revealed that thousands of Russian troll accounts used the platform to influence the 2016 Presidential elections. Now, t...
01:26 am -05 - Thu, February 22, 2018
Engadget Roku lays out its plan to please cord cutters -- and advertisers
Now that Roku is a publicly traded company, it has to release quarterly updates about how things are going. Today in its first Q4 earnings release (PDF), the company said that revenue is up 28 percent...
12:56 am -05 - Thu, February 22, 2018
Engadget Ford president Raj Nair leaves over 'inappropriate behavior'
Ford will have to adjust its technology strategy, and not for the right reasons. The automaker's North America President Raj Nair has left the company after an internal investigation determined ...
11:32 pm -05 - Wed, February 21, 2018
Engadget SEC guidelines push for clearer data breach disclosures
American companies haven't always been forthright about disclosing data breaches in a responsible way, and regulators want to encourage better behavior. The Securities and Exchange Commission ha...
10:21 pm -05 - Wed, February 21, 2018
Engadget Google uses AI to place ads across the internet
Google's ubiquitous AdSense ads are already heavily automated by their nature (they're targeted based on a look at a site's content), but it's taking that hands-off approach one st...
09:39 pm -05 - Wed, February 21, 2018
Engadget Medium suspends alt-right trolls following major rules change
Medium is taking its own steps in the fight against fake news and following a major reworking of its rules, has suspended the accounts of a handful of writers. As The Outline reports, the accounts of ...
09:15 pm -05 - Wed, February 21, 2018
Engadget Spotifys hardware ambitions seem like a risky distraction
Look, it's no secret that Spotify is out to make its own hardware. As of last April, Spotify was already looking for people to help craft "a category defining product akin to Pebble Watch, A...
08:45 pm -05 - Wed, February 21, 2018
Engadget Kids play mechanics for Marvel heroes with the Electro Hero Kit
Not every child wants to be a coder or an engineer, which can make it hard to get them playing with STEM toys if they don't really care about making their own video games or building a cool robot...
08:17 pm -05 - Wed, February 21, 2018
Engadget Tinder security flaw granted account access with just a phone number
Security researchers at Appsecure found a way to access anyone's Tinder account via their phone number. The exploit took advantage of a software flaw in both the dating app's login process a...
07:45 pm -05 - Wed, February 21, 2018
Engadget Disney reportedly plans 'Muppets' reboot for its streaming service
It's no secret that Disney's upcoming streaming service will bank on familiar names, but we're now getting a clearer sense of what that means. Hollywood Reporter sources have claimed t...
07:13 pm -05 - Wed, February 21, 2018
Engadget YouTube's trending section shows it has a fake news problem, too
In discussions of the ongoing battle over fake news, we often hear Facebook and Google criticized for playing a hand in spreading false information. And while both have made efforts recently to stem t...
07:08 pm -05 - Wed, February 21, 2018
Engadget BitTorrent client exploits could let rogue websites control your PC
BitTorrent's peer-to-peer app and its lightweight uTorrent counterpart are susceptible to particularly nasty hijacking flaws. Google researcher Tavis Ormandy recently detailed a host of DNS rebin...
06:46 pm -05 - Wed, February 21, 2018
Engadget Facebook signs European licensing deal for music you share
Facebook has dealt with some criticism over the unpaid use of licensed music in videos on the company's various platforms like Instagram. Back in September of last year, it was reported that the ...
06:18 pm -05 - Wed, February 21, 2018
Engadget The next Duplass Brothers movies will be on Netflix
Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to the next four films from the Duplass Brothers, Jay and Mark. The indie filmmaker duo's credits include Creep and Jeff Who Lives at Home. The deal covers t...
06:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 21, 2018
Engadget Twitch is cashing in on your love for Overwatch League
The Overwatch League is blowing up and Twitch wants to make some extra money off its exclusive streaming partnership. To encourage viewership, you'll be able to earn Overwatch League Tokens (what...
05:34 pm -05 - Wed, February 21, 2018
Engadget Nest adds Google Assistant to the indoor Cam IQ
The Nest Cam IQ is the smartest camera in the company's security-oriented lineup, and now it's even smarter. Today, Nest announced that the Cam IQ natively supports Google Assistant, thanks ...
05:25 pm -05 - Wed, February 21, 2018
Engadget Sling TV touts 2.2 million subscribers as cord cutting continues
With how popular cord-cutting is, you'd think more services would be keen to share their subscriber stats. Dish pulled back the curtain today and revealed that its Sling TV service has some 2.2 m...
05:08 pm -05 - Wed, February 21, 2018
Engadget Twitter says most recent follower purge is about bots, not politics
A number of Twitter users are claiming the platform is purging itself of conservative viewpoints as some lost thousands of followers last night. Richard Spencer, writer Mark Pantano and Candace Owens ...
05:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 21, 2018
Engadget Shadow virtualizes a high-end gaming PC on your desktop clunker
In the early days of computing, local storage and processing weren't actually a thing. Instead, your individual computer acted as a terminal, pulling data from a central processing server. Well, ...
04:31 pm -05 - Wed, February 21, 2018
Engadget Netflix's 'Lost in Space' reboot premieres April 13th
Netflix's Lost in Space remake has been a long, long time in coming (word broke of it back in 2015), but it's finally here... almost. The streaming service has revealed that the sci-fi show ...
04:19 pm -05 - Wed, February 21, 2018
Engadget PlayStation profiles are now available on the web
PlayStation is putting your user profile on the web. Head over to the PlayStation website today and you'll find a new tab in the upper right corner that says "My PlayStation." Click it ...
04:08 pm -05 - Wed, February 21, 2018
Engadget Netflix orders animated series from team behind 'Bojack Horseman'
Netflix is getting another animated series from the team behind Bojack Horseman. Called Tuca &amp; Bertie, it centers on two 30-year-old birds -- Bertie, an anxious songbird, and Tuca, a more care...
04:01 pm -05 - Wed, February 21, 2018
Engadget Volvo adds the V60 wagon to its car subscription service
If you're interested in a car subscription from Volvo, but you're not a fan of SUVs, the Swedish automaker just announced that its new V60 wagon will be available with the service called Car...
03:44 pm -05 - Wed, February 21, 2018
Engadget Amazon's answer to 'Altered Carbon' is Iain Banks' space opera
It appears that Amazon is looking for its answer to Netflix's crossover sci-fi thriller Altered Carbon. Today, the online retail giant announced that it has acquired the global television rights ...
03:44 pm -05 - Wed, February 21, 2018
Engadget Amazon's answer to 'Altered Carbon' is Iain M. Banks' space opera
It appears that Amazon is looking for its answer to Netflix's crossover sci-fi thriller Altered Carbon. Today, the online retail giant announced that it has acquired the global television rights ...
03:33 pm -05 - Wed, February 21, 2018
Engadget Why am I so terrible at email?
Ever heard the phrase "run into an asshole and they're the asshole, run into assholes all day and you're the asshole?" It's been rattling around my brain of late, after severa...
03:22 pm -05 - Wed, February 21, 2018
Engadget Mike Pences space council is big on business, small on science
Yesterday evening, Vice President Mike Pence announced the candidates asked to serve on the National Space Council's Users Advisory Group. Members will have to be officially selected by the Admin...
03:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 21, 2018
Engadget MLS eSports league's first tournament streams on Twitch this April
Last month, Major League Soccer became the latest US sports association to create its own eSports league, eMLS, which will exclusively run EA Sports' game FIFA 18. We knew its first-ever event wo...
03:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 21, 2018
Engadget Renault's 'smart island' runs on wind power and recycled batteries
Renault has launched a "smart island" in Portugal that uses its Zoe electric vehicle, home batteries, smart charging and vehicle-to-grid (V2E) energy storage to run without fossil fuels. The...
02:41 pm -05 - Wed, February 21, 2018
Engadget 'Alto's Odyssey' arrives on the App Store a day early
The buzz around Alto's Adventure sequel Alto's Odyssey has been brewing for over a year and now it's finally arrived -- a day early. Originally slated for release on February 22, keen-e...
02:22 pm -05 - Wed, February 21, 2018
Engadget AI is making more realistic CG animal fur
Creating realistic animal fur has always been a vexing problem for 3D animators because of the complex way the fibers interact with light. Now, thanks to our ubiquitous friend artificial intelligence,...
02:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 21, 2018
Engadget 'Angry Birds Champions' lets players fling pheasants for real money
Angry Birds Champions is now available on iOS devices and through the developer's website, allowing players to fling their feathered friends against precarious piles of pigs in a bid to win real ...
01:31 pm -05 - Wed, February 21, 2018
Engadget US AG creates a new 'Cybersecurity Task Force'
Days after the Mueller investigation revealed indictments against 13 Russian nationals for election tampering, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new Cybersecurity Task Force. Its marching ...
01:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 21, 2018
Engadget Facebook Messenger adds an easy way to start group calls
If you've ever tried initiating a group voice or video call on Messenger, then you know that it's not intuitive at all. You'd have to hang up on your friend, start a new group convo and...
01:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 21, 2018
Engadget Watch SpaceX's Falcon 9 launch its internet satellite payload
A SpaceX Falcon 9 is blasting into the skies today carrying Hisdesat's PAZ satellite, which will spend five and a half years carrying out radar and imaging work for the Spanish government and bus...
01:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 21, 2018
Engadget Watch SpaceX's Falcon 9 launch its internet satellite payload (updated)
A SpaceX Falcon 9 is blasting into the skies today carrying Hisdesat's PAZ satellite, which will spend five and a half years carrying out radar and imaging work for the Spanish government and bus...
12:30 pm -05 - Wed, February 21, 2018
Engadget Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 streams music to multiple Bluetooth devices
Qualcomm's newest flagship platform, the Snapdragon 845, already promises a lot of things to be excited about in terms of its graphics, camera support and AI processing, and now the company has a...
12:30 pm -05 - Wed, February 21, 2018
Engadget Qualcomm's sample headset teases what's next for mobile VR
Ahead of Mobile World Congress, which is taking place in Barcelona next week, Qualcomm has announced a VR headset reference design based on its latest Snapdragon Mobile VR platform. The new system wor...
11:47 am -05 - Wed, February 21, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Spotify plots its own smart speaker
Hi there! Watching the PyeongChang Winter Olympics? Been watching them in VR? We have. We also have news of a Burnout comeback (The Best Driving Game) and Amazon brings its Prime rewards to Whole Food...
11:00 am -05 - Wed, February 21, 2018
Engadget Uber officially launches Uber Express Pool in select cities
After being piloted in Boston and San Francisco, Uber is officially launching Express Pool in those two cities along with Los Angeles, DC, Miami, San Diego, Philadelphia and Denver. The ride-hailing c...
10:02 am -05 - Wed, February 21, 2018
Engadget Google's Gboard can now search emoji, stickers and GIFs at once
Gboard is making it easier to look for the perfect emoji, sticker and GIF in one go -- at least for beta testers on Android. As 9to5google reports, the keyboard's latest beta update adds a "...
08:53 am -05 - Wed, February 21, 2018
Engadget Apple may secure its own battery materials to avoid shortages
Cobalt is an essential component in lithium ion batteries, making it a crucial material in the production of smart devices and electric vehicles. But, as battery-hungry cars go mainstream, there'...
07:00 am -05 - Wed, February 21, 2018
Engadget HoloLens adds mixed reality to a Japanese national treasure
One of the best ways to give centuries-old artifacts a modern touch is mixed reality. The technology allows you to add interesting elements to any object without actually touching or altering it in an...
06:01 am -05 - Wed, February 21, 2018
Engadget Bigelow forms command center for its expandable space stations
Bigelow Aerospace has big plans for its future expandable space stations, so it has formed a whole new company for them. Called Bigelow Space Operations (BSO), the new private space company will overs...
04:59 am -05 - Wed, February 21, 2018
Engadget AT&T will launch mobile 5G in Atlanta, Dallas and Waco
AT&amp;T is finally willing to say exactly where you'll see mobile 5G in 2018. The carrier has confirmed that "parts" of Atlanta, Waco and its home turf of Dallas will adopt the st...
02:19 am -05 - Wed, February 21, 2018
Engadget Netflix: 'Stranger Things' directors aren't leaving the show
We haven't heard much about the next season of Stranger Things, but a rumor on Moviefone.com indicated that its directors, Ross and Matt Duffer, will be less involved after season three wraps up....
11:51 pm -05 - Tue, February 20, 2018
Engadget Boston Dynamics' robots won't be held back by puny humans
Are you looking for the exact moment when the robots decide to turn on their human creators? You might want to mark this day on your calendar. Boston Dynamics has posted video of a SpotMini test whe...
10:25 pm -05 - Tue, February 20, 2018
Engadget Android P will prevent apps from quietly hijacking your camera
The threat of someone hijacking your phone's camera to spy on you unawares is sometimes overstated, but it's definitely a possibility. Enough so, in fact, that Google is determined to do som...
09:57 pm -05 - Tue, February 20, 2018
Engadget Archos' electric scooter taps Android for directions
It's not just bicycle makers hoping Android will improve your two-wheeled transportation. Archos has unveiled a Citee Connect electric scooter with a 5-inch Android computer in between the handl...
09:26 pm -05 - Tue, February 20, 2018
Engadget Robots that pick up and sort objects may improve warehouse efficiency
Sorting and organizing may not always be the most difficult tasks, but they can certainly get tedious. And while they may seem like prime examples of something we might like robots to do for us, picki...
09:03 pm -05 - Tue, February 20, 2018
Engadget Judge rejects AT&T request for White House records on Time Warner merger
After the Department of Justice filed suit last November to block AT&amp;T's intended $85 billion merger with Time Warner, the telecom giant wanted to find out how much the White House was in...
08:54 pm -05 - Tue, February 20, 2018
Engadget Mattel and Tynker will use Barbie to teach kids to code
A couple of years back, Mattel and Tynker partnered up to produce programming lessons based on Hot Wheels and Monster High. Now the two companies are expanding their partnership to launch seven new Ba...
08:31 pm -05 - Tue, February 20, 2018
Engadget Microsoft Mixer lets viewers buy games straight from livestreams
A few weeks ago, Microsoft outlined new plans for its Mixer streaming service, including Direct Purchases. The feature would enable viewers to buy whatever game (or DLC) they're watching direct f...
08:31 pm -05 - Tue, February 20, 2018
Engadget Microsoft's Mixer lets viewers buy games straight from livestreams
A few weeks ago, Microsoft outlined new plans for its Mixer streaming service, including Direct Purchases. The feature would enable viewers to buy whatever game (or DLC) they're watching direct f...
08:13 pm -05 - Tue, February 20, 2018
Engadget 'Santa Clarita Diet' returns to Netflix on March 23rd
Netflix's show about managing suburban life with a zombie wife, Santa Clarita Diet, proved popular enough to secure a second season last spring. A year from that renewal, fans will finally get to...
07:51 pm -05 - Tue, February 20, 2018
Engadget ASUS' Windows Mixed Reality headset is now on sale for $429
We liked what we saw of the ASUS' foray into Windows Mixed Reality hardware at IFA 2017, but we always figured it would likely be pricey. That's been proven true now as the HC102 headset and...
07:29 pm -05 - Tue, February 20, 2018
Engadget Facebook makes it easier to share detailed 3D objects
Facebook has had the option to post 3D objects for a while, and now you'll have some better reasons to use it. The social site has introduced support for a standard 3D file format (gITF 2.0) that...
07:12 pm -05 - Tue, February 20, 2018
Engadget Jessica Jones confronts her anger in new season two trailer
The long-awaited second season of Jessica Jones will finally debut next month and today Netflix gave us another look at what we can expect from it. In the first trailer, released earlier this month, w...
06:51 pm -05 - Tue, February 20, 2018
Engadget 'Rocket League' DLC adds DC superhero flair on March 5th
When car-soccer game Rocket League arrived last November, it included two DC Comics-inspired customization options like The Flash wheels and player banner. On March 5th, the game will get an entire ro...
06:30 pm -05 - Tue, February 20, 2018
Engadget If NBC cant improve its VR Olympics coverage, it should just stop
If you're watching the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics on TV like a normal person, you may not realize there's another option. I viewed the opening ceremonies, skiing, curling, figure skati...
06:14 pm -05 - Tue, February 20, 2018
Engadget 'Burnout Paradise' is back with a $40 4K remaster March 16th
Burnout Paradise was one of those rare racers that transcended its genre and was just a killer game. If its recent 10th birthday had you feeling nostalgic, then we've got good news. Come March 16...
05:55 pm -05 - Tue, February 20, 2018
Engadget Elite Dangerous: Beyond Chapter One arrives on February 27th
If you've been eagerly waiting for the third season of Elite Dangerous, your time has almost come. Today, Frontier Developments announced that the first chapter of the new season of the space MMO...
05:34 pm -05 - Tue, February 20, 2018
Engadget Installation begins on Bezos-backed 10,000 year clock
How will our actions affect our grandchildren? Our great-grandchildren? And their great-grandchildren? That's the kind of long-term thinking that the non-profit organization the Long Now is tryin...
05:13 pm -05 - Tue, February 20, 2018
Engadget Fox News' streaming service will cater to 'superfans'
Fox News is joining the ranks of conventional broadcasters launching stand-alone streaming services. The channel has revealed plans for Fox Nation, an internet-only subscription video service for &qu...
04:52 pm -05 - Tue, February 20, 2018
Engadget The ESA says preserving old online games isn't 'necessary'
The video game industry as a whole does a poor job of preserving its history -- especially when it comes to online games. The Entertainment Software Association -- responsible for E3; counts Electroni...
04:31 pm -05 - Tue, February 20, 2018
Engadget Existing EV batteries could be recharged five times faster
Lithium-ion batteries have massively improved in the last half-decade, but there are still issues. The biggest, especially for EVs, is that charging takes too long to make them as useful as regular ca...
04:10 pm -05 - Tue, February 20, 2018
Engadget Play 'Doom' with motion controls on Nintendo Switch
Doom's arrival on the Nintendo Switch back in November was something of a surprise, given the limitations of the platform, but it's quickly captured the hearts of many a gamer. Now, develope...
04:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 20, 2018
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a pro controller package from Scuf Gaming!
Edge. That's what helps elevate pro gamers to the next level and Scuf Gaming offers a lot of it in its competitive controllers. The company has beefed-up versions for both PlayStation and Xbox, s...
03:51 pm -05 - Tue, February 20, 2018
Engadget Snapchat adds Giphy's GIF stickers to liven up your Stories
Usually you see Instagram borrowing features from Snapchat, but the reverse is true this time around. Snapchat has added GIF stickers from Giphy's library to its Android and iOS apps, giving you...
03:39 pm -05 - Tue, February 20, 2018
Engadget Toyota's next EV motor could use 50 percent less rare earth metals
Toyota has designed a magnet that halves the amount of rare earths needed in its electric cars, which could help mitigate the fall out of a looming materials shortage. Like other electric carmakers, T...
03:18 pm -05 - Tue, February 20, 2018
Engadget Modders turn Nintendo Switch into a full-fledged Linux tablet
For all of its Nintendo customizations, the Switch is ultimately a tablet running a garden variety NVIDIA Tegra processor -- and that means it can potentially handle the same software as other mobile ...
03:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 20, 2018
Engadget Lyft offers more rides to non-urgent medical appointments
Lyft is continuing its bid to become the go-to choice for non-emergency medical trips. It's launching a new partnership with Hitch Health that will offer Lyft rides to health care appointments a...
02:34 pm -05 - Tue, February 20, 2018
Engadget South Korea won't ban cryptocurrency trading after all
South Korea has been flirting with banning cryptocurrency trading for some time now. However, now it appears the country is backtracking. Bloomberg reports that South Korea's regulators have indi...
02:15 pm -05 - Tue, February 20, 2018
Engadget Google Pay is the new Android Pay
Google recently admitted that Android Pay and Google Wallet probably didn't need to exist as two different services. After a fictional, Highlander-style battle, it was Google Pay that emerged vic...
01:59 pm -05 - Tue, February 20, 2018
Engadget Intruders 'borrowed' Tesla's public cloud for cryptocurrency mining (updated)
Tesla isn't immune to the plague of cryptocurrency mining hijacks, it seems. Security researchers at RedLock have reported that intruders gained access to Tesla's Kubernetes console (where i...
01:25 pm -05 - Tue, February 20, 2018
Engadget UK National Grid plans superfast country-wide EV charging network
Range anxiety could soon be a thing of the past for electric vehicle drivers in the UK, as National Grid is proposing a network of superfast charging points that would mean 90 percent of motorists wou...
12:49 pm -05 - Tue, February 20, 2018
Engadget Spotify might be building a smart speaker of its own
Spotify appears to be working a smart speaker that it says will be "category defining," according to new job listings. "Spotify is on its way to creating its first physical products and...
12:01 pm -05 - Tue, February 20, 2018
Engadget 3D-printed smartphone microscope is good enough for scientists
Your smartphone could soon be a fully functional microscope capable of examining samples as small as 1/200th of a millimeter. Australian researchers have developed a clip-on device that requires no ex...
11:00 am -05 - Tue, February 20, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Mars 5K
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.This morning we're serving up Apple updates, some information on Elon Musk's next big tunnel plan and a check-in on a very long Martian road trip....
10:16 am -05 - Tue, February 20, 2018
Engadget Amazon will reward Prime members for shopping at Whole Foods
Amazon has announced that its Rewards Visa will now offer users the same level of reward when they shop at Whole Foods as they receive at Amazon itself. Eligible Prime members will now receive a flat ...
09:13 am -05 - Tue, February 20, 2018
Engadget Samsung has the world's largest SSD, again, at 30TB
Nearly two years ago Samsung released a 15.36TB drive that it said had the most capacity of any SSD. Now, it has topped that with a new effort that it claims features twice the capacity and performanc...
07:16 am -05 - Tue, February 20, 2018
Engadget Swype is reportedly bidding the consumer keyboard biz farewell
It may be time to find a new go-to keyboard if you're still using Swype after all these years. Swype parent company Nuance told XDA Developers that the development of Swype with Dragon Dictation ...
04:33 am -05 - Tue, February 20, 2018
Engadget Google's Indian mobile money app can pay bills in a few taps
Manually paying your bills online usually involves jumping between multiple apps or websites, but Google might have an easier way. Its Tez mobile money app for India now includes a bill payment featur...
03:03 am -05 - Tue, February 20, 2018
Engadget What's on TV: 'Thor: Ragnarok,' 'Metal Gear' and 'Walking Dead'
As the Winter Olympics continue (expect plenty of speedskating, bobsled, hockey and freestyle skiing), we're ready for the return of The Walking Dead. There's also a new Metal Gear game out,...
01:35 am -05 - Tue, February 20, 2018
Engadget Sony may launch an AI-powered taxi hailing system
Sony definitely isn't the first name you think of when you're looking for a ride, but that might change soon in its native Japan. Nikkei has learned that the tech heavyweight is leading an ...
12:22 am -05 - Tue, February 20, 2018
Engadget Chrome cleans up messy URLs when you share from your phone
Google keeps making the web easier to use with its Chrome browser, from filtering ads on the desktop to getting rid of pop-ups and redirects on Android. The company just made sharing messy URLs nicer,...
11:38 pm -05 - Mon, February 19, 2018
Engadget Amazon backs Marie Curie biopic starring Rosamund Pike
Amazon's latest Prime Video production won't just rely on star power to reel you in -- it should also appeal to science fans. The internet giant is teaming with France's Studiocanal on...
10:58 pm -05 - Mon, February 19, 2018
Engadget PSVR's rodent adventure 'Moss' arrives February 27th
PlayStation VR's adorable murine tale Moss finally has a release date. Next Tuesday, February 27th, you'll be able to guide the big-eared rodent Quill along her adventure on your PlayStation...
10:29 pm -05 - Mon, February 19, 2018
Engadget Snapchat is selling more than just crappy merch
Weeks ago, Snap opened up an in-app Snapchat store to sell merch, which appeared to be an attempt to open up a new revenue stream. But it looks like it will offer more than just dancing hot dogs. Duri...
10:01 pm -05 - Mon, February 19, 2018
Engadget Air Hogs' Supernova packs motion controls in a kid-friendly drone
Toy drones have been cheap and plentiful over the past few years, but it's really hard for new products to stand out from the pack when they need to keep the price down and can't throw in pr...
09:46 pm -05 - Mon, February 19, 2018
Engadget Apple updates all of its operating systems to fix app-crashing bug
It took a few days, but Apple already has a fix out for a bug that caused crashes on each of its platforms. The company pushed new versions of iOS, macOS and watchOS to fix the issue, which was caused...
09:15 pm -05 - Mon, February 19, 2018
Engadget Razor's e-skates are equal parts Heelys and hoverboard
As a cranky, childless adult in her late thirties I've largely missed the boat on personal transportation trends like Razor scooters, Heelys and hoverboards. This year Razor manages to combine al...
08:42 pm -05 - Mon, February 19, 2018
Engadget NASAs Opportunity rover sees its 5,000th day on Mars
This weekend, NASA's Opportunity rover spent its 5,000th day on Mars. While that is a feat in and of itself, it's even more impressive when you consider that it was only planned to last 90 M...
08:23 pm -05 - Mon, February 19, 2018
Engadget Hasbro's first HasLab toy is a replica of Jabba the Hutt's barge
At this year's Toy Fair in New York, Hasbro announced HasLab, a new program that aims to bring to life special creations like a massive, four-foot long recreation of Jabba the Hutt's sail ba...
08:02 pm -05 - Mon, February 19, 2018
Engadget 'Mega Man Legacy Collection' is headed to Nintendo Switch May 22
Mega Man fans were likely excited to hear that the next chapter in the venerable video game franchise, Mega Man 11, is slated for a release sometime this year. At the same time, Capcom announced plans...
07:47 pm -05 - Mon, February 19, 2018
Engadget Google is testing a splitscreen view for Android apps on Chromebooks
The latest update to Chrome OS' Canary test channel should make multitasking on a Chromebook easier. Now, in addition to split-screening two native Chrome OS apps on your machine, you can run a C...
07:25 pm -05 - Mon, February 19, 2018
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus dual cameras detailed in latest leaks
At this rate, there might not be much mystery left to the Galaxy S9 when Samsung reveals it on February 25th. WinFuture and Evan Blass have posted a flood of leaked images and details that appear to ...
07:03 pm -05 - Mon, February 19, 2018
Engadget Google AI can scan your eyes to predict heart disease
Alphabet's health science company Verily has announced a wide range of projects, from developing smartwatches made for medical studies to mass-producing infected mosquitoes to curb their populati...
06:46 pm -05 - Mon, February 19, 2018
Engadget The WyzeCam gets a smarter sequel that still costs only $20
That the $20 WyzeCam worked as well as it did is still kind of a surprise. It's no wonder then that the Amazon alums who created it have been working on a sequel: the WyzeCam v2. It'll still...
06:31 pm -05 - Mon, February 19, 2018
Engadget Twitch postpones new rules to clarify vague expectations
Twitch is temporarily putting the brakes on its new rules for hate speech, harassment and sexual material. The livestreaming service has postponed the enforcement of new rules from February 19th to M...
05:32 pm -05 - Mon, February 19, 2018
Engadget Samsung patents a flying screen that could be used for hovering video
Samsung was awarded a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office last week for what it's calling a "flying display device." The patent, spotted by LetsGoDigital, was filed for in 2016...
05:15 pm -05 - Mon, February 19, 2018
Engadget You get to pick the next free games on Twitch Prime
Twitch has been giving away free games with a Prime membership for awhile now, but now you'll have a say in what's handed out each month. With the Indie Amplifier program, users can pick fro...
04:52 pm -05 - Mon, February 19, 2018
Engadget Microsoft stops pushing notifications to Windows 7 and 8 phones
The end of Microsoft's Windows Phone project has been a long time coming, and now there's another nail in the coffin. Microsoft is ending support for all push notifications for Windows Phone...
04:26 pm -05 - Mon, February 19, 2018
Engadget 'Super Mario Bros.' encyclopedia comes to the US October 23rd
Nintendo did many things to mark the 30th anniversary of Super Mario Bros., but there's been one you couldn't usually get your hands on unless you lived in Japan: the Super Mario Bros. Encyc...
04:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 19, 2018
Engadget A 'trapped' atom is visible to the naked eye
The tiny dot in the center of the screen, between the two metal electrodes, is the light emitted by a single atom. The photo, Single Atom in an Ion Trap, just won the grand prize in the UK's Engi...
03:45 pm -05 - Mon, February 19, 2018
Engadget Google found another bug in Microsofts Edge browser
Google tasks its Project Zero time with finding security issues and loopholes within other companies' products, and they're pretty effective at what they do. Now, Google has made public a me...
03:06 pm -05 - Mon, February 19, 2018
Engadget Microsoft inadvertently outlines the limits of Windows 10 on ARM
Microsoft began introducing ARM-powered Windows devices this past holiday season, and now we have more information on the limitations of these devices. Thurrott noticed that Microsoft published a list...
02:34 pm -05 - Mon, February 19, 2018
Engadget A new form of light could power next-gen quantum computers
Photons are among the most ubiquitous, but loneliest particles in the quantum world -- they're always around us, but never interact with each other. Scientists from MIT and Harvard have managed q...
02:09 pm -05 - Mon, February 19, 2018
Engadget Control Volkswagen's latest concept car with your voice
Today, Volkswagen debuted a new autonomous concept car called the I.D. Vizzion at the Geneva International Motor Show. The interior of the all-electric car doesn't reflect that of a traditional v...
01:44 pm -05 - Mon, February 19, 2018
Engadget Elon Musk gets Hyperloop digging permit in Washington, DC
Last year, the internet needled Elon Musk for tweeting he had verbal approval to dig a Hyperloop tunnel in Washington, DC, because officials said they granted no such thing. Now, however, The Boring C...
12:56 pm -05 - Mon, February 19, 2018
Engadget England turns to the church to help fix rural internet
Though our cities now teem with fiber optic cables and 4G signals, it's still common for rural areas to struggle with even basic connectivity. In the UK, a new pact between church and state could...
11:30 am -05 - Mon, February 19, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Water purification could lead to more electric cars
Hey, good morning!Welcome back! We hope you had a great weekend. We've been playing with some cool dinosaur toys (we're grown-ups, I promise), hearing about Tesla's next power grid expe...
10:20 am -05 - Mon, February 19, 2018
Engadget India inches ahead in the race to build a Hyperloop
Plenty of places have committed to exploring the economic viability of building a Hyperloop, but nobody has been brave enough to say they'll actually construct one. It's why the news coming ...
06:08 am -05 - Mon, February 19, 2018
Engadget Air Force security hackathon leads to record payout
The US Air Force's second security hackathon has paid dividends... both for the military and the people finding holes in its defenses. HackerOne has revealed the results of the Hack the Air Forc...
04:10 am -05 - Mon, February 19, 2018
Engadget Throat sensor helps you recover from a stroke
Your abilities to speak and swallow are frequently signs of how well you're coping after a stroke, but measuring that is difficult. Microphones frequently can't distinguish between the pati...
02:37 am -05 - Mon, February 19, 2018
Engadget Wikipedia ends no-cost mobile access for developing countries
The Wikimedia Foundation launched Wikipedia Zero in 2012 with the hopes of democratizing information through a simple concept: cellular carriers in developing countries would offer access to its crowd...
01:08 am -05 - Mon, February 19, 2018
Engadget SpaceX delays its satellite internet launch to February 21st
Sorry, folks, you'll have to wait a while longer before SpaceX's satellite internet launch takes place. With hours to go, SpaceX has delayed the liftoff from its February 17th target to 9:1...
11:36 pm -05 - Sun, February 18, 2018
Engadget Daimler may have used software to cheat on US emissions tests
Daimler has been under suspicion of cheating on US emissions tests for quite a while now -- in 2016, a number of customers even sued the automaker, claiming their cars had sneaky software made to tric...
10:05 pm -05 - Sun, February 18, 2018
Engadget Tesla's latest smart power grid experiment begins in Canada
Tesla's experiments with smart power grids are headed further North. Canada's Nova Scotia Power recently finished setting up a pilot project that will use a combination of Tesla's Powe...
08:33 pm -05 - Sun, February 18, 2018
Engadget Water purification could be the key to more electric cars
Humanity is going to need a lot of lithium batteries if electric cars are going to take over, and that's a problem when there's only so much lithium available from conventional mines. There...
07:02 pm -05 - Sun, February 18, 2018
Engadget Netflix deal provides a much-needed boost in the Middle East
Despite what it seems, Netflix isn't a dominant force everywhere on the planet. In fact, it's struggling in the Middle East and northern Africa -- Netflix and Amazon combined represent 21 pe...
05:30 pm -05 - Sun, February 18, 2018
Engadget The best portable SSD
By Justin Krajeski This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support ...
04:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 18, 2018
Engadget After Math: Market fluctuations
It's been a volatile week for us all, what with the stock market's unpredictable undulations, the US Senate's DACA drama, the Olympics hacking and whatever other craziness that's s...
03:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 18, 2018
Engadget Mattel's 'Jurassic World' dino-bots are surprisingly realistic
Mattel's last Kamigami STEM robot was an adorable DIY lady bug. Now, the toy company is aiming for something bigger with its new Jurassic World bots. You'll still have to put them together f...
12:58 pm -05 - Sun, February 18, 2018
Engadget Device provides years of power through temperature swings
Eventually, you might not need a battery or a conspicuous external power source to keep a device running for years on end. A team at MIT has created a device that produces energy by exploiting the tem...
09:50 am -05 - Sun, February 18, 2018
Engadget Electronic skin can display a heartbeat on your hand
Electronic skins might not only detect health troubles in the near future, but display them for the world to see. University of Tokyo researchers have developed an e-skin that can measure vital signs...
05:21 am -05 - Sun, February 18, 2018
Engadget Website follows journey of Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster through space
Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster may have slipped the surly bonds of Earth, but you can still follow its path through the Solar System. Satellite guru Ben Pearson's unofficial Whereisroadster.com ...
03:02 am -05 - Sun, February 18, 2018
Engadget PowerUp releases its phone-controlled paper airplane
PowerUp first previewed its smartphone-controlled paper airplane back in 2014, but now it's finally available to everyone. The startup has announced that a retail version of its Dart aircraft wil...
01:33 am -05 - Sun, February 18, 2018
Engadget Ancient city's LiDAR scans reveal as many buildings as Manhattan
When researchers surveyed the ruins of a Pur&eacute;pecha Empire city in Mexico the old-fashioned way a decade ago, it took them two seasons to explore two square kilometres. Good thing they decid...
11:58 pm -05 - Sat, February 17, 2018
Engadget Facebook will send postcards to verify US election ad buyers
Facebook has a new yet very old solution to fighting Russian manipulation attempts during future US elections: conventional mail. Global policy program director Katie Harbath has revealed that the so...
10:32 pm -05 - Sat, February 17, 2018
Engadget Joel McHale's weekly Netflix show premieres this weekend
As promised, Joel McHale's weekly Netflix show is premiering on February 18th -- and you now have a better idea of what to expect going in. The streaming service has posted a preview of The Joel...
09:01 pm -05 - Sat, February 17, 2018
Engadget Google app beta adds built-in screenshot-editing tools
Google app is extremely close to rolling out a built-in screenshot-editing tool -- so close that you can now try it out as a beta tester on Android. If you join the app's beta program and downloa...
07:30 pm -05 - Sat, February 17, 2018
Engadget Twitters fake news problem is getting worse
Earlier this week, we endured another school shooting. This time, in Parkland, Florida, where at least 17 students were killed. During the shooting's aftermath, hoaxes and disinformation spread o...
05:59 pm -05 - Sat, February 17, 2018
Engadget Labor board says Google legally fired diversity memo writer
James Damore may claim Google was wrong to fire him over his memo criticizing the company's diversity culture, but a federal government overseer begs to differ. The National Labor Relations Board...
04:30 pm -05 - Sat, February 17, 2018
Engadget Rocket League Rivals brings absurd car-based soccer to the real world
This week Hot Wheels unveiled Augmoto, an AR-enhanced course that makes the brand's track races a lot more video game-like. However, in the other direction it's also introducing Rocket Leagu...
03:00 pm -05 - Sat, February 17, 2018
Engadget Pros and cons: Our quick verdict on DJI's Mavic Air
If you have a checklist for a camera drone, it probably includes things like portability, image quality, battery life and cost. DJI has been in the game long enough to know the things you want, and th...
02:00 pm -05 - Sat, February 17, 2018
Engadget littleBits launches more accessible $40 'Hall of Fame' kits
littleBits kits are a great way to teach kids how to build their own toys and electronics, but they're not exactly cheap. The Star Wars Droid inventor set, for instance, will set buyers back $100...
01:45 pm -05 - Sat, February 17, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the weekend. Once you return from Wakanda, you can check out SpaceX's next rocket launch and revisit our Apple HomePod review....
09:57 am -05 - Sat, February 17, 2018
Engadget Uber is reportedly preparing to sell its Southeast Asia business
Late last year Uber sold off its business in China to a competitor, and now it looks like the Southeast Asia region could follow a similar path. CNBC reports that it's preparing to make a deal wi...
04:55 am -05 - Sat, February 17, 2018
Engadget Facebook: Two-factor authentication spam was caused by a bug
A number of people have been receiving random notifications from Facebook after giving the social network their phone number for two-factor authentication. Worse, if they attempt to cancel that by rep...
02:36 am -05 - Sat, February 17, 2018
Engadget Microsofts Cortana is finally on IFTTT
Microsoft keeps striving to find Cortana a place in the crowded smart assistant market, and despite losing a minor feature, it's still adding functionality. Today, Cortana added IFTTT, and launch...
01:22 am -05 - Sat, February 17, 2018
Engadget LG's next flagship phone may tout an extra-bright, low-power screen
Just because LG is shying away from typical smartphone release cycles doesn't mean it will have nothing big to show in 2018. Well-known leaker Evan Blass has heard that LG is planning to unveil ...
12:14 am -05 - Sat, February 17, 2018
Engadget Atari will use cryptocurrency to bolster its online gambling business
In its latest bid for relevance, Atari is glomming onto the cryptocurrency craze. The company is hoping to bolster its gambling business in Europe with Atari Token, according to Bloomberg. "Our a...
12:12 am -05 - Sat, February 17, 2018
Engadget Twitter pulls the plug on its official Mac app
We had high hopes about Twitter for Mac after the company acquired Tweetie and put its name on the desktop app, but now Twitter is shutting it off. This evening its Support account revealed that its a...
10:49 pm -05 - Fri, February 16, 2018
Engadget Google spending $2.5 billion to expand operations across the US
Just over two years ago, Google announced it would convert a 1,300-acre former Hemlock Semiconductor facility in Clarksville, Tennessee into a new $600 million data center. Today, the search giant bro...
10:15 pm -05 - Fri, February 16, 2018
Engadget How Mattel is using AR to let you preview Hot Wheels playsets
Taking a cue from Lego, Mattel is betting on augmented reality as a new way to entice shoppers. The company will introduce an AR app this fall, which will generate a virtual version of its Hot Wheels ...
09:53 pm -05 - Fri, February 16, 2018
Engadget Cyber attacks reportedly cost the US as much as $109 billion in 2016
Cyber attacks are increasingly becoming a fact of life. North Korea attacked aerospace and telecom networks last year. Olympics officials confirmed a recent attack that took place during the opening c...
09:19 pm -05 - Fri, February 16, 2018
Engadget Google Pixel 2 users report warming phones and shortened battery life
If you've noticed your Pixel 2 running warm lately or found its battery life to suddenly be shortened, you're not alone. As 9to5Google points out, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL users are reporting ...
08:49 pm -05 - Fri, February 16, 2018
Engadget IKEA and Teenage Engineering preview their collaboration on Instagram
Teenage Engineering is known for its wonky-looking yet functional synths and speakers, while IKEA furniture fills college (and folks who still live like it's college) apartments. Their powers com...
08:22 pm -05 - Fri, February 16, 2018
Engadget Essentials Amazon-exclusive phone comes with Alexa onboard
Oh, you thought Essential was out of new color options to show off? Not quite. The company announced today that a new, so-called Halo Gray model is now available to purchase exclusively from Amazon. U...
08:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 16, 2018
Engadget How security became more important than convenience
Since the dawn of infosec, the belief that we users are a group of dullard cattle who blindly trade our own security for convenience at every turn has been trumpeted by the stewards of IT and the info...
07:37 pm -05 - Fri, February 16, 2018
Engadget Wes Anderson's 'Isle of Dogs' VR mock-doc is live on Pixel phones
Big-budget VR tie-ins are nothing new. Dunkirk got its own version from Intel, Blade Runner 2049 has one that debuted at Comic-Con and even Spider-Man got his own virtual reality "experience"...
07:10 pm -05 - Fri, February 16, 2018
Engadget Smart Fortwo EV Cabrio is the tiny car for the big city
There are cars out there that fill a need in someone else's life. Maybe you live in a large city and don't have the room or desire for a truck with a powerful diesel engine. Or you're p...
06:51 pm -05 - Fri, February 16, 2018
Engadget US indicts 13 Russian nationals for alleged election tampering
Today, the office of special counsel Robert Mueller announced that a federal jury has indicted 13 Russian nationals on charges of conspiracy to commit wire and bank fraud, aggravated identity theft an...
06:15 pm -05 - Fri, February 16, 2018
Engadget A machine literally shocks you into taking 'good' photos
Machines are getting excellent at recognizing images, and they're even pretty good at rating them. So, why do you even need humans to take the photos in the first place? Designer and artist Peter...
05:57 pm -05 - Fri, February 16, 2018
Engadget Intel currently facing 32 class-action lawsuits for Spectre and Meltdown
Yesterday, Intel expanded its bug bounty program to catch more issues like the extensive Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws, but that was too little, too late for some chip owners. We knew three class-act...
05:20 pm -05 - Fri, February 16, 2018
Engadget Apple employees keep walking into their new HQs glass walls
Apple opened its new campus last year -- a stunning, glass wall-filled space meant to encourage collaboration and cooperation. But Bloomberg reports today that this achievement in design appears to ha...
05:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 16, 2018
Engadget The best dehumidifier
By Kevin PurdyThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its w...
04:23 pm -05 - Fri, February 16, 2018
Engadget Google is making it easier for 911 to find you in an emergency
When you call 911 from a cellphone, your location is typically sent to the call taker by a wireless carrier. But that information isn't always so accurate. Well Google might have a better way of ...
04:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 16, 2018
Engadget Why sneakerheads are leaving eBay for Detroit startup StockX
Buying a pair of new rare sneakers is harder than reselling them on StockX. To buy new, the Yeezy or Jordan gods have to smile upon you, giving you that winning raffle ticket at a local store or letti...
03:37 pm -05 - Fri, February 16, 2018
Engadget Google removes View Image button from image search
Say goodbye to the "View Image" link in Google Images. Google announced a few changes to its image search today, one of which being the removal of its option to check out an image without vi...
03:16 pm -05 - Fri, February 16, 2018
Engadget Intel is making gaming easier for people without graphics cards
Intel is making life a little easier for PC gamers on a budget. A new driver update for its 6th-gen Core processors and above will configure a game to your rig's specs automatically. As PC World ...
02:20 pm -05 - Fri, February 16, 2018
Engadget Elon Musk promises Model 3 safety changes after crash report
Tesla has an excellent reputation for safety and it looks like the Model 3 is just as solid as its other EVs -- but it still needs a few tweaks. Reddit user "Model 3 Crash Dummy" managed to ...
02:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 16, 2018
Engadget Hot Wheels' new AR track turns toy racing into a warzone
Hot Wheels may be known for little die-cast cars, but celebrating its 50th birthday this year doesn't mean it's stuck in the past. The brand's already given us AI-controlled racers and ...
01:05 pm -05 - Fri, February 16, 2018
Engadget Officials probe first possible drone-related aircraft crash in the US
US authorities have started investigating what could be the first drone-related aircraft crash in the US, according to Bloomberg. Pilots have been reporting more and more drone sightings these past fe...
12:14 pm -05 - Fri, February 16, 2018
Engadget Uber hopes to win back London with a 24/7 helpline
When Transport for London (TfL) refused to renew Uber's operating license last September, issues with safety were among the primary reasons for the regulator's decision. Specifically, TfL wa...
11:41 am -05 - Fri, February 16, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: 'Black Panther', modernizing old B&O speakers
Friday morning. Almost as good as Saturday. Today, we're talking discounted PlayStation VR headsets (down to $200), our thoughts on Marvel's Black Panther and a very convoluted way to upgrad...
11:01 am -05 - Fri, February 16, 2018
Engadget Embedding a tweet could violate copyright
If you've ever embedded a tweet on your blog, that could be a copyright violation, according to a New York federal court ruling. Numerous sites, including Time, Yahoo (which is part of Oath, Enga...
09:02 am -05 - Fri, February 16, 2018
Engadget Coinbase promises refunds after repeatedly charging crypto fees
A number of Coinbase customers found themselves hit with duplicate charges for a single card-based purchase over the past few days. Some even reported losing tens of thousands after being charged 17, ...
07:39 am -05 - Fri, February 16, 2018
Engadget White House also blames Russia for NotPetya attacks
The White House has officially joined the UK government in blaming Russia for last year's NotPetya attacks. Shortly after the UK publicly accused Kremlin of unleashing the wiper worm on various o...
04:28 am -05 - Fri, February 16, 2018
Engadget Authorities deactivate transit pass implanted in biohacker's hand
Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow couldn't just toss away his New South Wales transit pass even after he found out that it got deactivated while he was on a trip to the US. See, Meow-Meow (yes, tha...
02:39 am -05 - Fri, February 16, 2018
Engadget Schwarzenegger joins the sequel for internet cult classic 'Kung Fury'
David Sandberg's instant cult classic, Kung Fury is not only getting a full-length sequel, it's attracting big-name stars to the action comedy set in 1980's Miami. Today, the former Ter...
12:49 am -05 - Fri, February 16, 2018
Engadget Apple renews 'Carpool Karaoke for second season
Born out of a recurring sketch appearing on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Apple's Carpool Karaoke: The Series seems to be resonating with subscribers of Apple Music. Today during an inves...
11:54 pm -05 - Thu, February 15, 2018
Engadget FedEx left sensitive customer data exposed on unsecured server
It seems like there's no end to the data breach stories. Uber covered their problem up, then had to answer to Congress. Equifax's initial response to its massive data exposure added its own ...
11:24 pm -05 - Thu, February 15, 2018
Engadget The wood-protecting HomePod accessories are already here
Apple launched its not-so-smart speaker HomePod last week, and it's already suffered a social kerfuffle when users discovered that the device leaves a ring-shaped mark on wooden furniture. Well, ...
10:53 pm -05 - Thu, February 15, 2018
Engadget Researchers use CRISPR to detect HPV and Zika
Science published three studies today that all demonstrate new uses for CRISPR. The gene editing technology is typically thought of for its potential use in treating diseases like HIV, ALS and Hunting...
10:22 pm -05 - Thu, February 15, 2018
Engadget Amazon confirms Jeffrey Tambor won't return to 'Transparent'
Jeffrey Tambor's role in Transparent has been in limbo for months following sexual harassment allegations, but there's no ambiguity now: he's out. Amazon has confirmed that Tambor won&...
10:01 pm -05 - Thu, February 15, 2018
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Save $40 on the Logitech Harmony Elite remote
This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read thei...
09:38 pm -05 - Thu, February 15, 2018
Engadget Google gives Gmail the Android Go treatment to save data and storage
Last December, Google launched Android Go, a lightweight operating system for less capable phones typically used in places like India and Indonesia. The company has also been creating apps for these l...
09:19 pm -05 - Thu, February 15, 2018
Engadget Lyft's Baltimore deal turns bike sharing stops into pickup points
Uber isn't the only ridesharing outfit with an interest in bike sharing. Lyft has formed a partnership with Baltimore Bike Share that will launch hybrid pickup points and bike sharing hubs across...
09:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 15, 2018
Engadget Apple will fix the latest major iMessage bug soon (updated)
Every so often, a Mac or iOS bug works its way into the wild that'll crash your phone or computer with a single character send via iMessage. The latest iteration of such a bug arrived last night,...
08:36 pm -05 - Thu, February 15, 2018
Engadget Google Maps for iOS adds easy access to traffic and transit info
Over a year ago, Google updated its Maps app for Android, making it easier for users to search for restaurants, check out nearby traffic and find public transit schedules. Today, that update is now av...
08:15 pm -05 - Thu, February 15, 2018
Engadget 'Black Panther' proves why Afrofuturism matters
Black Panther is groundbreaking on every level. It's a superhero film that's smarter and more meaningful than anything from Marvel yet. It's a blockbuster action movie written, directed...
07:48 pm -05 - Thu, February 15, 2018
Engadget FCC wants to know if changes Pai pushed aided Sinclair-Tribune merger
Last April, the Federal Communications Commission, led by its Trump-appointed chairman Ajit Pai, eliminated a restriction that had capped how many stations media companies could own. Weeks later, Sinc...
07:48 pm -05 - Thu, February 15, 2018
Engadget FCC watchdog is investigating Pai's moves before Sinclair merger (updated)
Last April, the Federal Communications Commission, led by its Trump-appointed chairman Ajit Pai, eliminated a restriction that had capped how many stations media companies could own. Weeks later, Sinc...
07:27 pm -05 - Thu, February 15, 2018
Engadget Microsofts latest app moves photos from phones to PCs over WiFi
Microsoft Garage makes all kinds of mobile apps for iOS and Android. Some, like the Hub keyboard for iPhone, are experiments; others, like the News Pro app, are a bit more long-term. The team's m...
07:06 pm -05 - Thu, February 15, 2018
Engadget Sony drops PlayStation VR prices as low as $200
Sony thinks its holiday PlayStation VR discounts were a success, so it's bringing them back now that it wants to clear some end-of-winter stock. The company is running a new promo that drops PSV...
06:44 pm -05 - Thu, February 15, 2018
Engadget Crowdfunded Shaq-Fu revival game finally comes out this spring
The early '90s made a bad habit out of terrible action games cashing in on brands and celebrities. One of the latter was Shaq Fu, which has become a punchline in Worst Games of All Time lists for...
06:21 pm -05 - Thu, February 15, 2018
Engadget FDA approves blood test that determines severity of concussions
The FDA announced this week that it has approved a blood test that can quickly and reliably detect signs of a concussion. Typically, when someone seeks medical care following a head injury, they'...
06:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 15, 2018
Engadget Defunding the ISS might just help get us to Mars
There's good news for NASA in the Trump administration's proposed FY2019 budget and some bad. On the one hand, the space agency would receive a minor funding boost -- NASA itself would get $...
05:47 pm -05 - Thu, February 15, 2018
Engadget Samsung halts S8 Android Oreo update due to reboot glitch
If you were hoping Android Oreo would make its way to your Galaxy S8 soon, well, it sounds like you're going to have to wait. Samsung has halted the firmware rollout, as spotted by SamMobile, bec...
05:29 pm -05 - Thu, February 15, 2018
Engadget B&Os upgrade for old speakers requires some heavy tinkering
In 2018, most new speakers come with WiFi and/or Bluetooth as standard options. Let's face it: Almost everyone is using their phone to access music these days, so wireless connectivity is a must....
05:15 pm -05 - Thu, February 15, 2018
Engadget Viveport VR subscriptions will cost $2 more starting March 22nd
HTC launched a monthly subscription for VR apps last spring, allowing users to choose up to five titles per month for $6.99/&pound;6.99. As of March 22nd though, the price of that Viveport plan is...
05:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 15, 2018
Engadget Essential's PH-1 phone is getting new limited edition colors
Essential's first smartphone wasn't exactly perfect, but it was beautifully designed. Its existing black and white models aren't striking enough for everyone, though, which is why the A...
04:47 pm -05 - Thu, February 15, 2018
Engadget Facebook Community Help crisis tool is no longer limited to individuals
Facebook has been evolving its Safety Check feature over the last year, adding complementary capabilities to go alongside it and building it into a crisis hub. Last February, Facebook introduced Commu...
04:31 pm -05 - Thu, February 15, 2018
Engadget Peter Thiel might be getting out of Silicon Valley
The Wall Street Journal reports today that Peter Thiel -- billionaire, investor and Gawker-killer -- might be cutting many of his ties with Silicon Valley. The paper spoke to sources it says are famil...
04:17 pm -05 - Thu, February 15, 2018
Engadget Google's Phone app is getting chat heads like Facebook Messenger
An update rolling out to Google phones, including Pixel and Android One devices, will give the Phone app a new but familiar feature. Android Police has discovered in an APK teardown that the app is ge...
03:27 pm -05 - Thu, February 15, 2018
Engadget EU: Facebook and Twitter must do more to protect users
New changes made by Facebook and Twitter to their terms of service still don't conform to the EU's demands to protect consumers, the European Commission said. Specifically, the social networ...
03:12 pm -05 - Thu, February 15, 2018
Engadget Twitter will broadcast local TV news to avoid misinformation
In an effort to curb the spread of misinformation, Twitter will begin broadcasting local TV news alongside the timeline when tragedy strikes. The microblogging service tested the feature yesterday, st...
03:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 15, 2018
Engadget Pandora Premium finally works in your web browser
It's been almost a year since Pandora Premium -- the company's on-demand streaming service and competitor to Spotify and Apple Music -- first arrived. Ever since launch, Premium has only bee...
03:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 15, 2018
Engadget Google's Project Fi now covers 170 countries with international data
Project Fi's same-as-at-home international data is now decidedly more useful -- including before you've even left. The Google-run carrier has expanded its travel coverage from "over 135...
02:38 pm -05 - Thu, February 15, 2018
Engadget Russia denies UK claim it was behind NotPetya cyberattack
The UK government says that Russia is to blame for the destructive NotPetya cyberattack that scrambled major infrastructure around the world in June 2017, costing firms millions. Foreign Office minist...
02:13 pm -05 - Thu, February 15, 2018
Engadget Mac and iOS bug crashes apps with a single character
Apple only recently fixed a bug called "chaiOS" that would cause iMessage on iOS devices and Macs to crash with a simple link, and now it's got another, more widespread issue on its han...
02:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 15, 2018
Engadget 'Silent Streets' sequel beefs up the AR sleuthing on iOS
Silent Streets was an odd mix of walking simulator and AR-based Victorian detective story, but clearly the mix of genres was a hit. Funbakers, the studio behind the game, has already cooked up a seque...
02:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 15, 2018
Engadget Samsung Notebook 9 Pen review: Solid stylus, so many compromises
My backpack is a disaster. I've always been sort of a packrat and working at Engadget doesn't help. Every day I lug a laptop, a tablet, a few phones (for review purposes), an SLR, a huge pow...
02:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 15, 2018
Engadget 3Doodler's new kits help kids make robotic bugs and dinosaurs
3Doodler's safer, cuter 3D-printing pen for kids called Start can already bring their imagination to life. But these new sets can help them get used to drawing objects if they're just starti...
01:19 pm -05 - Thu, February 15, 2018
Engadget Nokia might give up on wearables (updated)
Less than two years after spending millions repositioning itself in the consumer health market, Nokia has announced a strategic review of its digital health business which comes after news that the co...
01:02 pm -05 - Thu, February 15, 2018
Engadget Researchers discover new ways to abuse Meltdown and Spectre flaws
Intel has already started looking for other Spectre-like flaws, but it won't be able to move on from the Spectre/Meltdown CPU vulnerabilities anytime soon. A team of security researchers from NVI...
12:35 pm -05 - Thu, February 15, 2018
Engadget London may force Uber to introduce women-only UberPools
Out of the blue, Transport for London (TfL) has issued a "policy statement" on ride-sharing services in the capital. Most of it isn't new &mdash; the bulk of the six-page document r...
12:01 pm -05 - Thu, February 15, 2018
Engadget Graphene film makes dirty water drinkable in a single step
Every year, millions of people around the world die from drinking unclean water. Now, researchers have developed a process that can purify water, no matter how dirty it is, in a single step. Scientist...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, February 15, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Google Chrome gets an ad filter
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Notice anything new in your browser this morning? We'll explain Chrome's latest trick, plus the problem with video-game records and where you shouldn...
08:32 am -05 - Thu, February 15, 2018
Engadget 'Stargate: Origins' debut brings the 1994 flick along for free
As promised, MGM's Stargate Command service has launched the first three episodes of Stargate: Origins exclusively for its streaming customers. The service is making a pitch similar to, but not e...
06:59 am -05 - Thu, February 15, 2018
Engadget Niantic to host 48 real-life Ingress events around the world
Niantic hasn't forgotten its old, less-popular game Ingress even though its name has mostly been associated with Pok&eacute;mon Go these past couple of years. After giving us a sneak peek of ...
05:00 am -05 - Thu, February 15, 2018
Engadget Fujifilm targets video shooters with the new flagship X-H1
Fujifilm has dropped a hefty gauntlet on rivals with the X-H1, its new flagship APS-C mirrorless that excels at both photography and video. It sports a 24.3-megapixel X-Trans CMOS III sensor housed in...
03:58 am -05 - Thu, February 15, 2018
Engadget Windows 10 is adding an Ultimate Performance mode for pros
When you're creating 3D models or otherwise running intensive tasks, you want to wring every ounce of performance out of your PC as possible. It's a good thing, then, that Microsoft has rel...
02:57 am -05 - Thu, February 15, 2018
Engadget Robert Rodriguez preps VR action series 'The Limit'
Director Robert Rodriguez has been teasing a virtual reality video project for a while, and now it's clear just what it entails. He's partnering with STX on The Limit, a short-form VR action...
01:40 am -05 - Thu, February 15, 2018
Engadget What's on TV: 'Justice League,' 'Secret of Mana' and 'Bayonetta'
This week Winter Olympics action continues on NBC (get ready for more women's skeleton, Super-G and hockey), but you can also watch Justice League on video on-demand. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend fans wil...
12:03 am -05 - Thu, February 15, 2018
Engadget 'Dab on 'em Haterz' turns surviving the internet into a game
Last month, Dab on 'em Haterz launched on Steam, an indie game that puts the player in charge of a YouTube creator who must sift through comments and presumably stay sane in the process. It'...
11:15 pm -05 - Wed, February 14, 2018
Engadget A road trip with Nissan ProPilot Assist
By Joel StocksdaleWe've had a bit of experience with the Nissan ProPilot Assist system here at Autoblog. I was the first to try it out with a Rogue prototype during a press test drive, and we lat...
10:41 pm -05 - Wed, February 14, 2018
Engadget Xbox party chat launches on Android and iOS
It's now easier to keep up with your Xbox gaming pals when you've ventured beyond the living room. After several weeks of public testing, Microsoft has launched party chat in its Xbox apps ...
10:18 pm -05 - Wed, February 14, 2018
Engadget Intel expands bug bounty to catch more Spectre-like security flaws
To say Intel was caught flat-footed by the Meltdown and Spectre flaws would be an understatement. However, it has a potential solution: enlist more people for help. It's widening its bug bounty...
09:41 pm -05 - Wed, February 14, 2018
Engadget Where The Water Tastes Like Wine arrives on February 28th
Two years ago, a trailer dropped at The Game Awards that promised a story about stories. In Where the Water Tastes Like Wine, players would trek across a dusty America, meeting vagabonds and trading t...
09:14 pm -05 - Wed, February 14, 2018
Engadget MIT has a new chip to make AI faster and more efficient on smartphones
Just one day after MIT revealed that some of its researchers had created a super low-power chip to handle encryption, the institute is back with a neural network chip that reduces power consumption by...
08:52 pm -05 - Wed, February 14, 2018
Engadget Verizon gives a year of free Netflix to new FiOS customers
Telecoms have been handing out free video services like candy in a bid to win you over, and Verizon is finally following suit. The network is offering a year of free Netflix if you sign up online for ...
08:30 pm -05 - Wed, February 14, 2018
Engadget Video game records are broken. Can anyone fix them?
After a period of relative quiet, Twin Galaxies recently found itself thrust into the spotlight. The arbiter for video-game recordkeeping played an intrinsic role in disputing two long-standing achiev...
08:07 pm -05 - Wed, February 14, 2018
Engadget Netflixs Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt returns May 30th
The fourth season of Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt has a premiere date, or at least the first half of it does. The show is taking a different route than it has before, releasing the first s...
07:46 pm -05 - Wed, February 14, 2018
Engadget Nothing says Happy Valentine's Day like a 'Black Mirror' dating app
So, it's Valentine's Day, and what better time to check on the potential end date of your romantic relationship? It's easy to do over at coach.dating, a fun little web app based on the ...
06:57 pm -05 - Wed, February 14, 2018
Engadget 'The Evil Within 2' has a new first-person mode for up-close horror
Originally released in October of last year, The Evil Within 2 is a bleak, tense take on the horror genre, where exploration and discovery are just as important as the scares. The game was designed as...
06:36 pm -05 - Wed, February 14, 2018
Engadget Snapchat gives influencers a look at how popular they really are
To date, Snapchat hasn't shown any more data to its biggest users than its everyday audience -- DJ Khaled and Chrissy Teigen probably know about as much as their success as you do. That's a...
06:12 pm -05 - Wed, February 14, 2018
Engadget Apples HomePod may leave marks on wood furniture
We found Apple's long-awaited HomePod belts out good sound for casual listeners so long as they'd already bought in to the iOS ecosystem (it needs an iPhone or iPad to work. Woof). But on to...
06:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 14, 2018
Engadget Which true wireless earbuds are worth buying?
With so many flagship phones leaving behind the headphone jack over the past two years, the need for a good pair of Bluetooth earbuds has only intensified. While the first crop of true wireless produc...
05:42 pm -05 - Wed, February 14, 2018
Engadget Facebooks controversial Messenger Kids app arrives on Android
Facebook's Messenger app for kids launched in December, though only for iOS, and last month, Facebook made it available for Amazon Fire tablets. Now, TechCrunch reports, and Facebook confirmed to...
05:24 pm -05 - Wed, February 14, 2018
Engadget Cryptocurrency mining is hampering the search for alien life
It turns out that high-end graphics cards are fantastic for mining non-bitcoin cryptocurrencies, which has led to a global shortage of GPUs. Gamers are livid at the lack of supply, especially as price...
04:57 pm -05 - Wed, February 14, 2018
Engadget Overwatch League signs its first female player
It's official: Overwatch League has its first female player. The Shanghai Dragons have signed Kim "Geguri" Se-yeon as part of a four-player addition. The South Korean teen rose to pro...
04:38 pm -05 - Wed, February 14, 2018
Engadget Tinder opt-in feature would give women control over conversations
Tinder is taking a page out of Bumble's book and will soon give women the option to control the initiation of conversations, MarketWatch reports today. Bumble, helmed by Tinder co-founder Whitney...
04:19 pm -05 - Wed, February 14, 2018
Engadget Google Play removed thousands of legit Game Dev Tycoon reviews
Google has removed some 77 percent of reviews for Game Dev Tycoon's mobile port on Google Play. Developer Greenheart Games contacted Google to find out why the (mostly) five-star reviews were dis...
04:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 14, 2018
Engadget Vimeo wants to power Facebook, Twitch and YouTube livestreams
Vimeo made clear its focus on its creator community last year when it introduced livestreaming tools, now it's expanding its efforts with new distribution features that will help creators grow an...
03:44 pm -05 - Wed, February 14, 2018
Engadget Dyson's debut EV might not showcase its next-gen battery tech
Though it had been rumored for some time prior, it was still somewhat surprising when Dyson formally revealed it was getting into the EV game. Even for a company that takes research and development to...
03:30 pm -05 - Wed, February 14, 2018
Engadget Thermal cameras could be key to safer self-driving vehicles
The typical self-driving prototype is outfitted with a barrage of sensors, from cameras to LiDAR and radar to ultrasonic sensors. All of these are watching the road, other vehicles, pedestrians and, f...
03:15 pm -05 - Wed, February 14, 2018
Engadget US intelligence agencies warn buyers to avoid Huawei smartphones
After being rebuffed by carriers AT&amp;T and Verizon, Huawei's push to sell phones in the US isn't getting any easier. Six top US intelligence chiefs, including the heads of the FBI, CI...
03:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 14, 2018
Engadget 'Florence' turns falling in love into a video game
Video games are good at war. For decades, games have covered the breadth, horror and honor of battle in every conceivable arena, from ancient history to futuristic space stations, from the hills of Mo...
02:30 pm -05 - Wed, February 14, 2018
Engadget Sony's STEM-focused coding toy is ready for classrooms
The first product from Sony's Global Education division, a candy-colored robot-building toy called Koov, is now ready for all of us to order. The toy, which is Sony's attempt to topple Lego ...
02:16 pm -05 - Wed, February 14, 2018
Engadget The original 'Dead Space' is free... on EA Origin
Beloved horror survival game Dead Space is now available completely free on PC. The 2008 sci-fi hit is the newest addition to EA's "On the House" offering, and as long as you grab it di...
02:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 14, 2018
Engadget YouTube TV gets TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network, CNN and a price bump
It's been almost a year since Google first announced YouTube TV, its $35-per-month service for cord cutters. Since then, Google has been iterating to improve on a product that was solid at launch...
02:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 14, 2018
Engadget Pinterest's new tools help keep your boards organized
Pinterest has rolled out new tools that will help keep you sane if the pins you've been collecting for years have been driving you mad. To start with, you can now archive a board once you're...
01:15 pm -05 - Wed, February 14, 2018
Engadget Amazon is refunding Prime phone buyers who paid to remove ads
Amazon's Prime Exclusive phones have great prices, but there was a big catch. You had to allow ads on your home screen and if you changed your mind later, it cost $50 to opt out. Buyers got a bon...
12:30 pm -05 - Wed, February 14, 2018
Engadget Qualcomm's Snapdragon X24 modem will enable 2 Gbps LTE speeds
Even as the race toward real-world 5G picks up steam, LTE technology as it exists will remain crucial for most of us in the next few years. Qualcomm's latest gigabit LTE modem, the X24, can reach...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 14, 2018
Engadget Google explains how its Chrome ad filter will work
Tomorrow, Chrome will deploy its built-in ad filter that can keep the most annoying types of ads on the internet out of sight even if you don't use an ad blocker. In a post on the Chromium blog, ...
11:15 am -05 - Wed, February 14, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Apple HomePod, reviewed
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Happy Valentine's Day! Now that's out of the way, we've got Apple's HomePod review (great sound, not so smart), adorable robot skiers and probl...
10:10 am -05 - Wed, February 14, 2018
Engadget A major bug is forcing Microsoft to rebuild Skype for Windows
Skype has fallen foul of a security flaw that can allow attackers to gain system-level privileges to vulnerable computers, Microsoft has confirmed. However, the company won't immediately fix the ...
08:39 am -05 - Wed, February 14, 2018
Engadget Watch Starman and its Tesla get swallowed by the darkness of space
Starman is drifting farther and farther away from us, that a lot of the telescopes that have been tracking its journey will soon no longer be able to see it. The Virtual Telescope Project, which has b...
05:58 am -05 - Wed, February 14, 2018
Engadget HTC smartphone president Chialin Chang has resigned
Not long after letting go of its Pixel team in exchange for some much needed cash from Google, HTC is now also losing its smartphone lead. Chialin Chang, who joined the company as CFO back in April 20...
04:22 am -05 - Wed, February 14, 2018
Engadget Magic Leap's AR headsets will start at around $1,000
Magic Leap is spilling more and more of its secrets as it gets nearer to releasing its first mixed reality headset this year. At Recode's annual Code Media conference, Magic Leap chief Rony Abovi...
03:56 am -05 - Wed, February 14, 2018
Engadget Netflix signs up 'Glee' producer Ryan Murphy
Refusing to slow its pace of dealmaking, Netflix announced tonight that it has a new "multi-year" agreement with producer Ryan Murphy, starting in July. Murphy has produced a string of hit s...
01:36 am -05 - Wed, February 14, 2018
Engadget Faraday Future may have received a $1.5 billion lifeline
To say Faraday Future has had a rough time would be an understatement between its financial crisis, executive exodus and CEO troubles. However, things might be looking up for the electric car maker. ...
12:38 am -05 - Wed, February 14, 2018
Engadget Google team will bring Smart Replies to more chat apps
If you've wanted to use Google's canned Smart Replies in chat apps, you've been limited to using Allo or (if you're on the right carrier) Android Messages. But what if you're...
12:01 am -05 - Wed, February 14, 2018
Engadget BBC and Google take you under the sea in VR
It's easier to appreciate nature when you witness it first-hand, but that's rather difficult with the ocean unless you have a submarine at your disposal. The BBC and Google have a more prac...
11:33 pm -05 - Tue, February 13, 2018
Engadget Salon asks readers to pick their poison: ads or crypto mining
If you use an ad-blocker, you'll now be met with a pop-up when you visit Salon's website, the Financial Times reports. It will offer you two choices -- turn off your ad-blocker or let the we...
11:02 pm -05 - Tue, February 13, 2018
Engadget Samsung's Bixby leader leaves for Google
Samsung's ambitions in services just took a bit of a blow. ZDNet has learned that Samsung's software research CTO Injong Rhee has left the company to become an "Enterpreneur in Residenc...
10:45 pm -05 - Tue, February 13, 2018
Engadget Watch your Canary camera feeds on Echo Spot, Echo Show and Fire TV
Canary introduced a livestream-ready browser interface for its home cameras last August, but now you can command them with your voice, too. The platform now has its own Amazon Alexa skill, permitting ...
10:11 pm -05 - Tue, February 13, 2018
Engadget SpaceX to launch its satellite internet prototypes this weekend
For years, Elon Musk has been talking about his plans to launch thousands of low-orbiting satellites that will be able to provide high speed internet to people around the globe. While the details of t...
09:38 pm -05 - Tue, February 13, 2018
Engadget Vizio SmartCast TVs now play nice with Alexa
Today, Vizio announced that owners of select TV models can now control displays with their voices, thanks to a new Amazon Alexa skill. All 2016 and 2017 SmartCast P-, M- and E-Series 4K models are com...
09:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 13, 2018
Engadget MITs low power encryption chip could make IoT devices more secure
The Internet of Things hasn't ever been super secure. Hacked smart devices have been blamed for web blackouts, broken internet, spam and phishing attempts and, of course, the coming smart-thing a...
08:41 pm -05 - Tue, February 13, 2018
Engadget Virgin Galactics VR-powered website lets you tour its spaceships
As Virgin Galactic gears up for commercial spaceflights and science research, the company has partnered up with Microsoft and its Edge browser to create a new website that's both mobile-friendly ...
08:23 pm -05 - Tue, February 13, 2018
Engadget 'Devil May Cry' will be free with Twitch Prime on February 27th
Twitch Prime only occasionally offers sweet game deals, but this one might be worth grabbing if you want to brush up on video game history. Twitch and Capcom are offering the Windows version of the or...
08:03 pm -05 - Tue, February 13, 2018
Engadget Korg Konnect: A smart amp for small audiences
For large gatherings, PA systems keep you from just yelling at a group of people to share your message. For musicians, a PA is necessary to amplify your voice and instrument to an audience. On the sur...
07:09 pm -05 - Tue, February 13, 2018
Engadget Apple snags drama series based on Kevin Durants childhood
Apple's slate of original shows keeps growing and growing and the latest addition is a drama based on the early life of Kevin Durant. Swagger will focus on youth basketball players, their familie...
06:48 pm -05 - Tue, February 13, 2018
Engadget Chris Rocks first Netflix special debuts February 14th
Chris Rock signed a deal with Netflix in 2016, agreeing to two comedy specials for a reported sum of $40 million. Well the wait for Rock's comedy special return is finally over as Netflix has ann...
06:32 pm -05 - Tue, February 13, 2018
Engadget Hawaii legislators want to put age restrictions on loot crates
The video game industry is getting a wake up call over paid loot boxes. Last November, Belgium ruled that loot crates in Star Wars Battlefront II could be classified as gambling. Last month, a Washing...
06:16 pm -05 - Tue, February 13, 2018
Engadget Play Rocket League IRL with a Hot Wheels RC car kit
After arriving on the Nintendo Switch in November, there's few places Rocket League hasn't reached -- but soon it will hit the real world. No, not in actual rocket-boosted vehicles, which wo...
05:59 pm -05 - Tue, February 13, 2018
Engadget Fitbit's latest acquisition could help you manage health conditions
Fitbit is very familiar with the health care world, and its latest acquisition drives that point home. The company has bought Twine Health, whose centerpiece is a health coaching platform that helps ...
05:34 pm -05 - Tue, February 13, 2018
Engadget Robots had their own skiing competition at the Winter Olympics
The Olympics aren't just an event for the most talented athletes to strut their stuff on the world's stage. No, The Games are where robots can find honest work and leisure, too. Some 85 robo...
05:19 pm -05 - Tue, February 13, 2018
Engadget Facebook's Lists are its latest attempt to encourage oversharing
Facebook's latest attempt to get you to post more original content is a feature called Lists. It lets you post a customized list such as "My travel wishlist" or "Goals for the year...
05:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 13, 2018
Engadget 'Assassin's Creed Origins' virtual tours can actually teach history
The Assassin's Creed series is known for its vast and richly detailed historical environments, and well... lots of murder. What you might not realize is just how much work goes into making these ...
04:41 pm -05 - Tue, February 13, 2018
Engadget Attackers used Telegram to deliver cryptocurrency-mining malware
Kaspersky Lab says it spotted evidence of a vulnerability in the desktop version of Telegram that allowed attackers to install cryptocurrency mining malware on users' computers. The zero-day expl...
04:20 pm -05 - Tue, February 13, 2018
Engadget ARM's latest processors are designed for mobile AI
ARM isn't content to offer processor designs that are kinda-sorta ready for AI. The company has unveiled Project Trillium, a combination of hardware and software ingredients designed explicitly t...
04:01 pm -05 - Tue, February 13, 2018
Engadget Amazon's cop drama 'Bosch' returns April 13th
Amazon's longest-running TV show, Bosch, now has a premiere date for its fourth season: Friday, April 13th. The 10-episode season will address accusations of police brutality against the LAPD. Wh...
03:37 pm -05 - Tue, February 13, 2018
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S9 may offer its own version of Apple's Animoji
Samsung has a history of going toe-to-toe (or sometimes, finger to finger) with Apple on features with its Galaxy S phones, and the Galaxy S9 may be no exception to the rule. ETNews sources have clai...
03:16 pm -05 - Tue, February 13, 2018
Engadget Apple Music student discounts come to 82 new regions
Apple has increased the number of markets where students can grab a discount on their Apple Music subscription. As iMore's Rene Ritchie notes, the deal is being offered in 82 new regions &mda...
03:01 pm -05 - Tue, February 13, 2018
Engadget Star Trek Discovery failed to do what good sci-fi does
This article contains mild spoilers for the first season of 'Star Trek Discovery'.At its best, science fiction does more than just entertain, or ensure its cliffhanger is strong enough that ...
02:44 pm -05 - Tue, February 13, 2018
Engadget Google plans Snapchat-esque stories for mobile search results
Assuming you have a basic understanding of social media and haven't been living under a rock for the last year, you're going to be familiar with "Stories" -- full screen displays o...
02:30 pm -05 - Tue, February 13, 2018
Engadget Apple HomePod review: A great speaker thats not so smart
For Apple, being late to the smart speaker party isn't necessarily a sin. The company's ethos -- as explained by CEO Tim Cook time and again -- is that Apple cares more about being the best ...
02:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 13, 2018
Engadget Google is testing its fast-loading AMP tech inside Gmail
At this point, Gmail is pretty much the only email provider anyone uses, but that doesn't mean that Google can rest upon its laurels. The company is now experimenting with its Accelerated Mobile ...
02:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 13, 2018
Engadget The Skydio R1 might be the smartest consumer drone in the sky
Autonomous features in commercially available drones are nothing new. Heck, I'm old enough to remember when DJI Phantoms didn't even offer follow-along technology. Shorter version: Most ever...
01:30 pm -05 - Tue, February 13, 2018
Engadget RED teaming with Foxconn on smaller, cheaper 8K cameras
Foxconn plans to build smaller, cheaper 8K cameras in collaboration with cinema company RED, Nikkei reports. "We will make cameras that will shoot professional-quality films in 8K resolution but ...
01:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 13, 2018
Engadget Panasonic's ZS200 compact camera doubles down on zoom
Along with the all-new GX9, Panasonic launched the ZS200 compact superzoom, a successor to the excellent ZS100. The new model hasn't massively changed, as it still offers a 1-inch, 20.1 megapixel...
01:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 13, 2018
Engadget Panasonic's GX9 packs 4K video and more into a tinier body
Panasonic's Lumix GX8 flagship compact was already a pretty innovative camera back in 2015 with 4K video, stabilization and a relatively high resolution 20.3-megapixel sensor. The next generation...
12:27 pm -05 - Tue, February 13, 2018
Engadget UK government has its own AI for detecting extremist videos
Stemming the tide of extremist online content has been a major focus for tech giants in recent times, but despite their efforts, the UK parliament has condemned companies such as Facebook, YouTube and...
11:43 am -05 - Tue, February 13, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Apple's HomePod gets hacked apart
Morning there! Apple's technically impressive HomePod has literally been hacked into pieces, we get a taste of Qualcomm's potent smartphone chip (coming soon) and strap an editor into an Iro...
10:47 am -05 - Tue, February 13, 2018
Engadget ASUS puts discrete graphics inside its ultra-thin ZenBook
ASUS showed off its ridiculously thin and light ZenBook 13 at CES earlier this year, but the model was missing a key component: a dedicated GPU. Now, though, the new ZenBook 13 UX331 offers the whole ...
09:23 am -05 - Tue, February 13, 2018
Engadget Sea of Thieves will live or die by how its world grows
Sea of Thieves is unquestionably an absolute blast to play. It unashamedly embraces every seafarer clich&eacute; and trope so you can live out all your pirate fantasies, just without the sunburn, ...
08:02 am -05 - Tue, February 13, 2018
Engadget Facebook opens up social VR app Spaces to Groups
Facebook Spaces is no longer just a place for you to hang out with friends and family in your list: you can also use it to form bonds with people in the Groups you're in. You can now host or join...
06:31 am -05 - Tue, February 13, 2018
Engadget YouTube chief says Logan Paul won't get the banhammer
YouTube might have cut off Logan Paul's ad revenue, dropped him from Google Preferred and suspended his planned original projects, but that doesn't mean he'll get booted off the platfor...
04:46 am -05 - Tue, February 13, 2018
Engadget Cryptocurrency mining site hijacked millions of Android phones
Smartphone users are just as vulnerable to cryptocurrency mining hijacks as their PC counterparts, and sometimes on a dramatic scale. Malwarebytes has detailed a "drive-by" mining campaign ...
03:59 am -05 - Tue, February 13, 2018
Engadget Netflix preps late-night series with 'Daily Show' vet Michelle Wolf
Netflix is determined to cement its place in the talk show landscape. The streaming service has unveiled plans for a weekly late-night show hosted by Michelle Wolf, a contributor to the Daily Show an...
03:31 am -05 - Tue, February 13, 2018
Engadget Facebook will add a Watch section for breaking news videos
Facebook may be downplaying news in your actual News Feed, but its Watch team is headed in the opposite direction. The social network has announced that it's creating a section in Watch that wil...
03:07 am -05 - Tue, February 13, 2018
Engadget LG will unveil the new V30 with an AI camera at MWC 2018
LG will unveil a new version of its flagship phone, the V30, at the annual Mobile World Congress this year -- and as the rumors said, it'll have an AI-powered camera. The Korean company has devel...
02:31 am -05 - Tue, February 13, 2018
Engadget Twitter bans Congressional candidate after racist image
Twitter is continuing to act on its promise to fight hate speech, however imperfectly. The site has banned Wisconsin Congressional candidate Paul Nehlen after he posted a racist image that placed the...
01:00 am -05 - Tue, February 13, 2018
Engadget PicoBrew Z series is a modular all-in-one setup for serious homebrewers
After introducing Keurig-like pods for brewing beer at home, PicoBrew is back with a more traditional all-grain setup. The new Z Series allows brewers to use their own loose grains and hops instead of...
11:38 pm -05 - Mon, February 12, 2018
Engadget Boston Dynamics' robots are the politest 'pets' you'll meet
We hope you weren't planning on sleeping tonight. Boston Dynamics has posted a video showing that its SpotMini robot can hold the door open for its fellow automatons. If one bot needs a helping...
11:07 pm -05 - Mon, February 12, 2018
Engadget Researchers use nanorobots to kill tumors in mice
Our current methods of fighting malignant tumors are wildly inadequate. Chemotherapy and radiation treatments, while sometimes successful, come with massive side effects, mainly because every other ce...
10:36 pm -05 - Mon, February 12, 2018
Engadget The Five Nights at Freddys movie will be directed by Chris Columbus
Almost a year ago, Blumhouse Productions -- the studio that followed the wild success of Paranormal Activity with hits like Insidious, Whiplash, Split and Get Out -- secured the film rights for the vi...
10:05 pm -05 - Mon, February 12, 2018
Engadget Samsung's redesigned emoji are actually recognizable
When you send an emoji to a friend, you want it to convey the same information. For example, if you sent a "rolling eyes" emoji to a buddy using a Samsung phone, they might not pick up what ...
09:34 pm -05 - Mon, February 12, 2018
Engadget Instagram tests screenshot warnings for Stories
Instagram is borrowing another feature from Snapchat, although this is one you'll definitely appreciate if you value your privacy. The social site has confirmed to TechCrunch that it's test...
09:03 pm -05 - Mon, February 12, 2018
Engadget Play 'Overwatch' for free (again) this weekend
Blizzard has a habit of seasonally opening up its hero shooter Overwatch for everyone to try every couple months, typically just after it announces a new hero, event or map. Fittingly, the publisher a...
08:42 pm -05 - Mon, February 12, 2018
Engadget Netflix will stream HBOs The Defiant Ones outside of the US
Netflix might make headlines for securing its latest show, but its documentaries have been powerhouses in their own right; Last year, The White Helmets won the streaming service its first Academy Awar...
08:19 pm -05 - Mon, February 12, 2018
Engadget IDC: Essential shipped less than 90,000 phones in 2017
Andy Rubin's Essential Phone found its way into our best-of lists this holiday season and had a couple of great price drops, including a $399 Cyber Monday deal. Still, the phone doesn't seem...
08:01 pm -05 - Mon, February 12, 2018
Engadget What we're using: Google Maps while lost in Japan
This month, Associate Editor Mariella Moon humblebrags about her vacation to Japan. But that's not what she's going to discuss. Hailing from a country where Google Maps is lacking in detail ...
07:39 pm -05 - Mon, February 12, 2018
Engadget Rugged e-skin can heal its cuts and scrapes
Scientists dream of prosthetics and robots with electronic skin that can convey heat and pressure just like the real thing, but there's a big problem getting in the way: the outside world. Bumps...
07:13 pm -05 - Mon, February 12, 2018
Engadget TNT's NBA VR livestreams begin February 16th
Last November, Intel and TNT announced a partnership to bring 360-degree, 3D broadcasts of NBA games to GearVR and Daydream VR headsets. Now Turner Sports and Intel have officially launched the app th...
06:46 pm -05 - Mon, February 12, 2018
Engadget AI facial analysis demonstrates both racial and gender bias
Researchers from MIT and Stanford University found that that three different facial analysis programs demonstrate both gender and skin color biases. The full article will be presented at the Conferenc...
06:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 12, 2018
Engadget Technology as racial exploitation in 'Black Gooey Universe'
Art is often about making you look at regular, day-to-day objects in ways you haven't before. Artist and UNBAG co-founder American Artist has certainly done that with Black Gooey Universe, showin...
05:14 pm -05 - Mon, February 12, 2018
Engadget Don't even try to repair Apple's HomePod
You may not like the thought of paying Apple a pretty penny to fix the HomePod, but you might have to -- it definitely isn't meant for DIY repairs. An iFixit teardown has revealed a clever desig...
04:54 pm -05 - Mon, February 12, 2018
Engadget Apples Animojis may come to iPad and FaceTime this fall
Apple's biggest software updates are always scheduled for a single fall release and today Bloomberg reports on some new features that we can look forward to later this year. First up, third-party...
04:41 pm -05 - Mon, February 12, 2018
Engadget Amazon is reportedly designing AI chips to improve Alexa
Amazon has begun designing its own AI chips, according to an exclusive report from The Information. The hardware is designed for anything powered by Alexa, including the Echo, and would allow the virt...
04:30 pm -05 - Mon, February 12, 2018
Engadget The 'Spire' portable recording studio is all about spontaneity
Inspiration hits you at weird times -- usually when you're in the shower or about to fall asleep. Basically, moments when you have very little chance of putting it down on paper or recording it. ...
04:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 12, 2018
Engadget Trumps new budget won't land us on the moon anytime soon
Vice President Pence may have vowed that the US would return astronauts to the moon, but it looks like we aren't getting there anytime soon. Ars Technica appears to have received an early copy of...
03:40 pm -05 - Mon, February 12, 2018
Engadget Snapchat brings Snap Map to the web
Last year, Snapchat released Snap Map, collections of public Stories laid out on a map so you can check out what your pals are up to or see if anything interesting is happening nearby. Now, Snapchat h...
03:27 pm -05 - Mon, February 12, 2018
Engadget Verizon will begin locking phones to deter thieves
Verizon currently has the most generous unlocked phones policy of all wireless carriers, but according to CNET, that will be changing soon. In an effort to combat phone theft, Verizon will begin locki...
03:15 pm -05 - Mon, February 12, 2018
Engadget Uber is forcing six-hour rest breaks on busy US drivers
With its latest app update, Uber is forcing US drivers to take a six hour break after working 12 straight hours. The company implemented a similar feature in the UK earlier this year, but lets America...
03:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 12, 2018
Engadget The best desktop photo-editing apps
Last month we covered the best mobile photo-editing apps, but if you're serious about photography you'll need more than the tools a phone or tablet can provide. Professionals rely on softwar...
02:40 pm -05 - Mon, February 12, 2018
Engadget 'Alto's Odyssey' reaches your phone on February 22nd
Built by Snowman's Alto's Odyssey has been public knowledge for more than a year (and was subject to a last-minute delay in late summer), but it's finally here... almost. The Alto'...
02:21 pm -05 - Mon, February 12, 2018
Engadget Android P might support 'notched' displays
It sounds like Google is taking inspiration from the iPhone X display's notch for the next version of Android. The idea is for Android Pistachio Ice Cream (the software version's internal na...
02:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 12, 2018
Engadget Hasbro's new AR helmet puts you inside Iron Man's armor
Children love to role play, whether it's pretending to cook in a toy kitchen or swinging plastic swords at each other in the backyard. But lately, more than just about anything else, kids want to...
01:02 pm -05 - Mon, February 12, 2018
Engadget Microsoft makes it easier to preview Windows apps
If you're looking to get a peek at what cool features are coming to Windows apps in the future, then you pretty much need to run an Insider build. But Microsoft realizes that some folks don'...
12:03 pm -05 - Mon, February 12, 2018
Engadget Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 845 is a graphics powerhouse
Qualcomm recently let journalists benchmark the upcoming Snapdragon 845 on its own reference smartphone, and the results look promising for the Galaxy S9 and other new devices. On the one hand, CPU im...
11:29 am -05 - Mon, February 12, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Cryptocurrency's security problem
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome back! Over the weekend, you may have missed the cost of Apple HomePod repairs (they're not cheap) and more shaky security around crytocurrencies. We&#...
09:20 am -05 - Mon, February 12, 2018
Engadget Play giant-sized 'Pong' by shuffling your feet
You may have seen attempts at real-world Pong before, but rarely have they been so... athletic. Moment Factory has created GRiD, a Pong variant that uses a LiDAR sensor (the same tech as in self-driv...
07:22 am -05 - Mon, February 12, 2018
Engadget Google Maps may let you share your battery life status
Ever wanted to know if someone made it home safely, but didn't know if they had enough battery life to stay in touch along the way? You might not fret quite so much about it in the future. Androi...
05:00 am -05 - Mon, February 12, 2018
Engadget MIT CSAILs drone is never quite sure where it is
The current generation of autonomous drone navigation and flightpath planning systems are almost too precise, demanding hundreds of measurements be taken so that the UAV knows exactly where it is in s...
04:04 am -05 - Mon, February 12, 2018
Engadget New Horizons probe captures images at record distance from Earth
Voyager 1 has held the distance record for a captured image for the past 27 years thanks to its legendary "Pale Blue Dot" photo (3.75 billion miles away from Earth), but that milestone just ...
02:33 am -05 - Mon, February 12, 2018
Engadget HomePod repairs cost nearly as much as a new speaker
If you're getting a HomePod, be sure to place it somewhere safe... depending on what you break, it might be expensive to get a fix. Apple has updated its support pages to reveal that an out-of-w...
12:59 am -05 - Mon, February 12, 2018
Engadget Exile sues Facebook in hunt for Cambodian leader's paid 'likes'
Facebook doesn't normally have to answer questions about government leaders' public pages, but it might have to very shortly. Exiled Cambodian politician Sam Rainsy has sued Facebook insist...
11:31 pm -05 - Sun, February 11, 2018
Engadget Trump administration hopes to privatize ISS after 2024
If the US government plans to stop funding the International Space Station at the end of 2024, there's a big question: what happens next? Hand the keys over to the private sector, apparently. The...
10:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 11, 2018
Engadget The best espresso machine, grinder and accessories for beginners
By Cale Guthrie WeissmanThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that sup...
08:27 pm -05 - Sun, February 11, 2018
Engadget Government websites fall prey to cryptocurrency mining hijack
It's not just private companies' websites falling victim to cryptocurrency mining hijacks. Security consultant Scott Helme and the Register have discovered that intruders compromised over 4...
07:59 pm -05 - Sun, February 11, 2018
Engadget Exile sues Facebook in hunt for Cambodian leader's paid 'likes'
Facebook doesn't normally have to answer questions about government leaders' public pages, but it might have to very shortly. Exiled Cambodian politician Sam Rainsy has sued Facebook insist...
06:58 pm -05 - Sun, February 11, 2018
Engadget Kendrick Lamar bans all cameras during his latest tour
You've likely heard of big-name musicians banning smartphones at concerts, but Kendrick Lamar is taking things one step further. The superstar isn't allowing any cameras during the European...
06:31 pm -05 - Sun, February 11, 2018
Engadget Trump administration hopes to privatize ISS after 2024
If the US government plans to stop funding the International Space Station at the end of 2024, there's a big question: what happens next? Hand the keys over to the private sector, apparently. The...
05:28 pm -05 - Sun, February 11, 2018
Engadget Olympics officials confirm cyberattack during opening ceremony
Officials saw suspicious activity on Olympics systems during the 2018 winter games' opening ceremony, and now it's confirmed: it was a cyberattack. PyeongChang organizers have revealed that...
05:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 11, 2018
Engadget The best espresso machine, grinder and accessories for beginners
By Cale Guthrie WeissmanThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that sup...
04:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 11, 2018
Engadget After Math: It's bobsled time!
The 2018 Winter Olympics are starting up but Pyeongchang won't be the only place crowning champions. This week we've already seen Waymo win out over Uber in court; Sasha 'Scarlett'...
03:27 pm -05 - Sun, February 11, 2018
Engadget Government websites fall prey to cryptocurrency mining hijack
It's not just private companies' websites falling victim to cryptocurrency mining hijacks. Security consultant Scott Helme and the Register have discovered that intruders compromised over 4...
02:30 pm -05 - Sun, February 11, 2018
Engadget Ben Heck's 'Hex' game: Will it sell?
Would you like to be able to buy Ben Heck's "Hex" game? The team is joined by James Ray from the design company AVID to discuss whether Hex could be brought to market and if there are a...
01:58 pm -05 - Sun, February 11, 2018
Engadget Kendrick Lamar bans all cameras during his latest tour
You've likely heard of big-name musicians banning smartphones at concerts, but Kendrick Lamar is taking things one step further. The superstar isn't allowing any cameras during the European...
12:28 pm -05 - Sun, February 11, 2018
Engadget Olympics officials confirm cyberattack during opening ceremony
Officials saw suspicious activity on Olympics systems during the 2018 winter games' opening ceremony, and now it's confirmed: it was a cyberattack. PyeongChang organizers have revealed that...
11:54 am -05 - Sun, February 11, 2018
Engadget 'Monsters Inc' is the next Pixar world coming to 'Kingdom Hearts 3'
Pixar's presence in Kingdom Hearts 3 won't be limited to the Toy Story crew. Square Enix and Disney have revealed that Monsters Inc will play a role, too. You'll see Boo, Mike and Sul...
11:00 am -05 - Sun, February 11, 2018
Engadget After Math: It's bobsled time!
The 2018 Winter Olympics are starting up but Pyeongchang won't be the only place crowning champions. This week we've already seen Waymo win out over Uber in court; Sasha 'Scarlett'...
09:30 am -05 - Sun, February 11, 2018
Engadget Ben Heck's 'Hex' game: Will it sell?
Would you like to be able to buy Ben Heck's "Hex" game? The team is joined by James Ray from the design company AVID to discuss whether Hex could be brought to market and if there are a...
06:54 am -05 - Sun, February 11, 2018
Engadget 'Monsters Inc' is the next Pixar world coming to 'Kingdom Hearts 3'
Pixar's presence in Kingdom Hearts 3 won't be limited to the Toy Story crew. Square Enix and Disney have revealed that Monsters Inc will play a role, too. You'll see Boo, Mike and Sul...
06:44 am -05 - Sun, February 11, 2018
Engadget MoviePass adds 500,000 subscribers within a month
MoviePass' $10-per-month subscription service was a hit from the start, enough to crash the company's website when it was first announced. It looks like demand isn't slowing down anytim...
04:04 am -05 - Sun, February 11, 2018
Engadget Porsche and Audi will share an electric car platform
Porsche and Audi are no stranger to sharing car innards (the Cayenne and Macan use the same basic chassis as the Q7 and Q5, for instance), and that's holding true in the electric era. Porsche�...
02:32 am -05 - Sun, February 11, 2018
Engadget Pennsylvania requires paper trail on all new voting machines
Pennsylvania has taken a leaf out of Virginia's book and is now looking to replace its obsolete and vulnerable voting machines with more secure ones. A new directive requires counties planning to...
01:44 am -05 - Sun, February 11, 2018
Engadget MoviePass adds 500,000 subscribers within a month
MoviePass' $10-per-month subscription service was a hit from the start, enough to crash the company's website when it was first announced. It looks like demand isn't slowing down anytim...
12:58 am -05 - Sun, February 11, 2018
Engadget Equifax breach may have exposed more data than first thought
The 2017 Equifax data breach was already extremely serious by itself, but there are hints it was somehow worse. CNN has learned that Equifax told the US Senate Banking Committee that more data may ha...
11:31 pm -05 - Sat, February 10, 2018
Engadget Italian cryptocurrency exchange BitGrail loses $170 million
One of the biggest problems with cryptocurrency exchanges is that they're a juicy, enticing target for high-tech criminals. Case in point, Italian exchange BitGrail, which lost $170 million worth...
11:04 pm -05 - Sat, February 10, 2018
Engadget Porsche and Audi will share an electric car platform
Porsche and Audi are no stranger to sharing car innards (the Cayenne and Macan use the same basic chassis as the Q7 and Q5, for instance), and that's holding true in the electric era. Porsche�...
10:00 pm -05 - Sat, February 10, 2018
Engadget What we're watching: 'Star Wars Rebels' and Marvel's 'Runaways'
Welcome back to IRL, our series dedicated to the things that Engadget writers have been playing, using, watching and listening to. This week is all about what we're watching and includes an expla...
09:32 pm -05 - Sat, February 10, 2018
Engadget Pennsylvania requires paper trail on all new voting machines
Pennsylvania has taken a leaf out of Virginia's book and is now looking to replace its obsolete and vulnerable voting machines with more secure ones. A new directive requires counties planning to...
08:29 pm -05 - Sat, February 10, 2018
Engadget NSA sent coded messages through Twitter
Spy agencies have a long history of using public outlets to deliver secret messages, such as numbers stations or cryptic classified ads. Now, however, they've adapted to the internet era. Both ...
07:58 pm -05 - Sat, February 10, 2018
Engadget Equifax breach may have exposed more data than first thought
The 2017 Equifax data breach was already extremely serious by itself, but there are hints it was somehow worse. CNN has learned that Equifax told the US Senate Banking Committee that more data may ha...
07:00 pm -05 - Sat, February 10, 2018
Engadget Why is HBO making shows from podcasts?
HBO has signed a deal with political podcast Pod Save America that will see the popular show become a series of TV specials. The episodes will be shot and broadcast during the 2018 midterms, produced ...
06:31 pm -05 - Sat, February 10, 2018
Engadget Italian cryptocurrency exchange BitGrail loses $170 million
One of the biggest problems with cryptocurrency exchanges is that they're a juicy, enticing target for high-tech criminals. Case in point, Italian exchange BitGrail, which lost $170 million worth...
05:30 pm -05 - Sat, February 10, 2018
Engadget Verizon streamed Super Bowl LII in VR over 5G
A crowd of more than 67,000 people watched the Philadelphia Eagles trounce the New England Patriots last Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, while around 103 million viewers across the country...
05:00 pm -05 - Sat, February 10, 2018
Engadget What we're watching: 'Star Wars Rebels' and Marvel's 'Runaways'
Welcome back to IRL, our series dedicated to the things that Engadget writers have been playing, using, watching and listening to. This week is all about what we're watching and includes an expla...
04:00 pm -05 - Sat, February 10, 2018
Engadget Recommended Reading: The excess of the Olympics
How the Olympics got DisneyfiedMichael Weinreb,The AtlanticNo matter which country hosts the Olympics, the Opening Ceremony is always jam-packed with over-the-top futuristic visuals and tons of cultur...
03:29 pm -05 - Sat, February 10, 2018
Engadget NSA sent coded messages through Twitter
Spy agencies have a long history of using public outlets to deliver secret messages, such as numbers stations or cryptic classified ads. Now, however, they've adapted to the internet era. Both ...
03:00 pm -05 - Sat, February 10, 2018
Engadget 'Altered Carbon is more than just a 'Blade Runner ripoff
Altered Carbon is the very definition of a guilty pleasure. The show, adapted by Laeta Kalogridis from Richard Morgan's novel, isn't exactly well written. And, like most Netflix joints, it g...
02:00 pm -05 - Sat, February 10, 2018
Engadget Why is HBO making shows from podcasts?
HBO has signed a deal with political podcast Pod Save America that will see the popular show become a series of TV specials. The episodes will be shot and broadcast during the 2018 midterms, produced ...
01:30 pm -05 - Sat, February 10, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.It's been a busy week, with a successful SpaceX launch, Uber and Waymo's legal tussle, and guides to both smartwatch buying decisions and cameras. Snap i...
12:30 pm -05 - Sat, February 10, 2018
Engadget Verizon streamed Super Bowl LII in VR over 5G
A crowd of more than 67,000 people watched the Philadelphia Eagles trounce the New England Patriots last Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, while around 103 million viewers across the country...
11:00 am -05 - Sat, February 10, 2018
Engadget Recommended Reading: The excess of the Olympics
How the Olympics got DisneyfiedMichael Weinreb,The AtlanticNo matter which country hosts the Olympics, the Opening Ceremony is always jam-packed with over-the-top futuristic visuals and tons of cultur...
10:00 am -05 - Sat, February 10, 2018
Engadget 'Altered Carbon is more than just a 'Blade Runner ripoff
Altered Carbon is the very definition of a guilty pleasure. The show, adapted by Laeta Kalogridis from Richard Morgan's novel, isn't exactly well written. And, like most Netflix joints, it g...
08:30 am -05 - Sat, February 10, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.It's been a busy week, with a successful SpaceX launch, Uber and Waymo's legal tussle, and guides to both smartwatch buying decisions and cameras. Snap i...
06:24 am -05 - Sat, February 10, 2018
Engadget YouTube reveals how it will punish creators' 'egregious actions'
YouTube will make sure creators who step out of line can feel the consequences of their actions in a big way. After cutting off Logan Paul's ad revenue, the video platform has revealed its new po...
04:11 am -05 - Sat, February 10, 2018
Engadget Destiny 2 Nightfall raids get an improved scoring system
Just a few days ago, Bungie released its Destiny 2 development road map, full of improvements to counter complaints about diminishing rewards. Now the company has announced a new scoring system for th...
02:03 am -05 - Sat, February 10, 2018
Engadget Tweet with #GIFhistory to learn your favorite GIF's origin
There's a good chance you've seen a classic GIF and wondered just where it came from. But where do you start looking if the answer isn't obvious, and you don't want to comb throug...
01:24 am -05 - Sat, February 10, 2018
Engadget YouTube reveals how it will punish creators' 'egregious actions'
YouTube will make sure creators who step out of line can feel the consequences of their actions in a big way. After cutting off Logan Paul's ad revenue, the video platform has revealed its new po...
11:11 pm -05 - Fri, February 9, 2018
Engadget Destiny 2 Nightfall raids get an improved scoring system
Just a few days ago, Bungie released its Destiny 2 development road map, full of improvements to counter complaints about diminishing rewards. Now the company has announced a new scoring system for th...
09:03 pm -05 - Fri, February 9, 2018
Engadget Tweet with #GIFhistory to learn your favorite GIF's origin
There's a good chance you've seen a classic GIF and wondered just where it came from. But where do you start looking if the answer isn't obvious, and you don't want to comb throug...
07:32 pm -05 - Fri, February 9, 2018
Engadget Tumblr, Sonos among those backing another net neutrality day of action
A number of organizations and websites are planning an online day of action meant to garner more support for a Senate vote that would reverse the FCC's removal of net neutrality protections. The ...
06:16 pm -05 - Fri, February 9, 2018
Engadget Google will make copyright credits more apparent in image searches
Google has reached a deal to end Getty Images' European complaint over photo copyrights, and it's quite likely that you'll notice the effects. A new agreement between the two will see G...
05:32 pm -05 - Fri, February 9, 2018
Engadget VLC update adds Chromecast and HDR support
If you're any kind of media nerd you know about VLC, the software video player that can handle just about any format or codec you throw at it. It's also on a ton of platforms, like macOS, Wi...
04:58 pm -05 - Fri, February 9, 2018
Engadget LG may update its flagship V30 with an AI camera
LG's V30 smartphone arrived last fall as a strong flagship with notable flaws, but we loved how much it suited the vlog life. Rumor has it that LG will announce a new model at the upcoming Mobile...
04:26 pm -05 - Fri, February 9, 2018
Engadget NBC's Jennifer Salke is the new Amazon Studios chief
Amazon Studios has a head executive once again. Back in October, the film and TV production division's previous chief Roy Price had resigned days after he was publicly accused of sexual harassmen...
03:52 pm -05 - Fri, February 9, 2018
Engadget Facebook adds Elizabeth Olsen dramedy to its growing video lineup
Facebook will soon be home to a half-hour dramedy series starring Elizabeth Olsen, Deadline reports. The show is currently untitled, but was formerly known as Widow, and is thought to be about a young...
03:30 pm -05 - Fri, February 9, 2018
Engadget Facebook patents tech to determine social class
We've got great news this week for nation-state employees tasked with using social media to spark a class war in previously stable democracies! Facebook is patenting technology to decide if its u...
03:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 9, 2018
Engadget Logan Paul hasnt learned his lesson
Logan Paul, the YouTube star who came under fire recently after posting a video of a corpse, is at the center of yet another controversy. This time around, Paul is facing backlash for uploading a vide...
02:44 pm -05 - Fri, February 9, 2018
Engadget Razer suspends 'Paid to Play' rewards over negative feedback
Last March, Razer put forth a way to earn points that could be redeemed for the company's peripherals like keyboards and mice. All you needed to do was to launch games via Razer's Cortex des...
02:23 pm -05 - Fri, February 9, 2018
Engadget Facebook will invest tens of millions in community leaders
At its Communities Summit in Europe today, Facebook launched its Communities Leadership Program, an initiative meant to "invest in people building communities." The social network has pledge...
02:01 pm -05 - Fri, February 9, 2018
Engadget Viacom says its streaming service will launch this year
Yesterday, Viacom CFO Wade Davis said during an earnings call that the company is planning to launch its own streaming service this year, TechCrunch reports. Davis said that while withholding much of ...
01:44 pm -05 - Fri, February 9, 2018
Engadget Florida man says his Apple AirPod exploded
A man in Florida claims that one of his Apple AirPods began smoking and later exploded. Florida's WFLA TV reports that the man, Jason Colon, was working out at a gym when he noticed smoke coming ...
01:30 pm -05 - Fri, February 9, 2018
Engadget 'The Red Strings Club' explores the morality of transhumanism
If you had the ability to turn off all the negative emotions in your mind -- depression, anxiety, rage -- would you do it? Would you eagerly implant a device in your body that eliminates these feeling...
01:14 pm -05 - Fri, February 9, 2018
Engadget How to watch the 2018 Winter Olympics
With the opening ceremonies completed and the torch lit, the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea are officially underway and will run through February 25th. Viewers have plenty of options...
01:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 9, 2018
Engadget New tech 'addictions' are mostly just old moral panic
The World Health Organization took an unprecedented step in January when it decided to include "gaming disorder" in its 11th International Classification of Diseases (IDC). Though doctors an...
12:36 pm -05 - Fri, February 9, 2018
Engadget Intel put on an Olympic light show with 1,218 drones
The Winter Olympics' opening ceremony took place today in Pyeongchang and it featured a light show from a record-breaking 1,218 drones, Wired reports. The display was created with Intel's Sh...
12:15 pm -05 - Fri, February 9, 2018
Engadget Under Armours HOVR smart running shoes are more than just a gimmick
As fascinating as shoes like Nike's "PlayStation" PG2s or Adidas' "4D" Futurecrafts are, those particular models don't offer many (if any) benefits to avid runners. ...
11:55 am -05 - Fri, February 9, 2018
Engadget YouTube found 'no interference' from Russia during Brexit vote
YouTube says that it hasn't found any evidence of Russian interference during the UK's Brexit vote in 2016. Members of parliament aren't satisfied, however, and are asking for the vide...
11:34 am -05 - Fri, February 9, 2018
Engadget Researchers grew a fully mature human egg in a lab
Researchers in the UK and the US have taken human eggs in their most early stage and developed them to maturity in a lab for the first time. It's a big achievement that could open up new avenues ...
11:03 am -05 - Fri, February 9, 2018
Engadget Uber settles with Waymo over allegations of stolen trade secrets
The case between Uber and Waymo is over, and Uber is settling with Waymo over claims that the former stole trade secrets. The payout is a 0.34 percent equity stake in Uber to Waymo which totals around...
11:00 am -05 - Fri, February 9, 2018
Engadget The best vibrators
By Bianca JarvisThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its...
10:22 am -05 - Fri, February 9, 2018
Engadget Google explores texting from your browser
Google's Android Messages app could soon get a dramatic makeover with some interesting new features, judging by an APK teardown by XDA Developers and Android Police. Most significantly, it looks ...
09:31 am -05 - Fri, February 9, 2018
Engadget YouTube temporarily cuts off Logan Paul's ad revenue
YouTube star Logan Paul is in hot water again with YouTube, following his suspension from the service's Preferred Ad program for posting a video of a suicide victim in Japan. YouTube has temporar...
09:02 am -05 - Fri, February 9, 2018
Engadget Detroit begins enforcing its new Airbnb ban
Detroit authorities are turning up the heat on Airbnb hosts, now that the city's new zoning rules are in effect. According to Detroit Metro Times, the local government has begun sending cease and...
09:02 am -05 - Fri, February 9, 2018
Engadget Detroit begins enforcing its new Airbnb ban (updated)
Detroit authorities are turning up the heat on Airbnb hosts, now that the city's new zoning rules are in effect. According to Detroit Metro Times, the local government has begun sending cease and...
08:33 am -05 - Fri, February 9, 2018
Engadget Twitter may have forgotten to purge Kremlin Vine accounts
Twitter may be getting better at removing Russian propaganda bots from its service, but that doesn't mean it's still not a little bit careless. CNN believes that the company may have purged ...
08:02 am -05 - Fri, February 9, 2018
Engadget Apple adds live news to its TV app
As promised, Apple has added live news to its TV app for iOS and tvOS, the platform powering its hockey puck-shaped streaming box. As 9to5Mac notes, the feature currently supports a range of US-centri...
07:05 am -05 - Fri, February 9, 2018
Engadget Code suggests Google Assistant will come to all Chromebooks
If you want Google Assistant on a Chromebook, you currently have exactly one option: Google's own $1,700 Pixelbook. It looks like Google's about to unleash its voice helper on any ChromeOS d...
06:08 am -05 - Fri, February 9, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Buying a camera in 2018
Hey, good morning! It's Friday, and we're figuring out which cameras are worth buying this year, why Snap ditched its Spectacles and discovering that some iPhone source code has leaked into ...
05:10 am -05 - Fri, February 9, 2018
Engadget Disney's streaming originals may lean on familiar names
We know that Disney will launch its subscription streaming service in 2019, but now Deadline has learned more about the kind of content that will be on it. Info gleaned from Hollywood creative types s...
03:45 am -05 - Fri, February 9, 2018
Engadget Samsung leak shows off the Galaxy S9's new DeX Pad
When reports came out late last year that Samsung was going to reveal the Galaxy S9 at CES 2018, it was bundled with rumors about a new DeX docking station. Well, the S9 reveal didn't happen at C...
02:22 am -05 - Fri, February 9, 2018
Engadget WhatsApp starts digital payment tests in India
WhatsApp has finally started testing the digital payments feature it's been working on since early 2017. The Facebook-owned chat app is currently giving a limited number of users in India the cha...
10:58 pm -05 - Thu, February 8, 2018
Engadget Hulu's Cloud DVR adds more control over what episodes to record
Along with 60fps support and some new options for Olympic viewing, Hulu is also improving its cloud DVR. Mimicking other DVR platforms, now Hulu TV subscribers will have more choices of what to record...
09:43 pm -05 - Thu, February 8, 2018
Engadget Facebook's 'downvotes' test tries to fix comment moderation
Back in 2016, Facebook reportedly chose to roll out Reactions instead of a dislike button, because the latter would've sown too much negativity. According to The Daily Beast, though, the social n...
08:02 pm -05 - Thu, February 8, 2018
Engadget Apple signs Big Sick writers for a series about immigrant stories
Apple has added yet another scripted series to its lineup: Little America, a half-hour anthology series based on true stories about immigrants in the US featured in Epic Magazine. The company has tapp...
06:44 pm -05 - Thu, February 8, 2018
Engadget Alexa can build Amazon Music playlists for you
Amazon announced today that Amazon Music listeners will now be able to ask Alexa to make a playlist through their Alexa-enabled devices. Commands like "Alexa, add this to my playlist" and &q...
05:54 pm -05 - Thu, February 8, 2018
Engadget Nest co-founder Matt Rogers is leaving Google
It's been a little more than four years since Google acquired Nest for $3.2 billion, and now both co-founders have left the company. Former CEO Tony Fadell departed in 2016 to be replaced by form...
05:38 pm -05 - Thu, February 8, 2018
Engadget Netflix rescues sci-fi movie 'Extinction' from oblivion
The Cloverfield Paradox isn't the only sci-fi movie Netflix has saved from Hollywood purgatory. Variety has discovered that Netflix bought the worldwide rights to Extinction, a sci-fi thriller f...
05:17 pm -05 - Thu, February 8, 2018
Engadget HBO taps 'Pod Save America' hosts for election specials
HBO has already brought one hit podcast (2 Dope Queens) to its slate of comedy specials this year, so it makes sense they'd look to another one for new content. Pod Save America will bring the ho...
04:47 pm -05 - Thu, February 8, 2018
Engadget 32 senators want to know if US regulators halted Equifax probe
Earlier this week, a Reuters report suggested that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) had halted its investigation into last year's massive Equifax data breach. Reuters sources said ...
04:33 pm -05 - Thu, February 8, 2018
Engadget Qualcomm rejects Broadcom's revised takeover bid
Broadcom will have to try again in its bid to take over Qualcomm. The Snapdragon chip-maker has rejected a revised proposal to buy all of its outstanding shares, stating that it "materially under...
04:17 pm -05 - Thu, February 8, 2018
Engadget Twitch updates policies on hate speech, harassment and sexual content
The fight against online hate speech and harassment continues to gain momentum. Twitter's new policies against such behavior went live last November, while Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg began t...
04:01 pm -05 - Thu, February 8, 2018
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Save $130 on Bose QuietComfort 25 headphones
This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read thei...
03:53 pm -05 - Thu, February 8, 2018
Engadget 'Overwatch's' new Capture The Flag map and competitive mode is live
For the second year, Blizzard has launched a seasonal event to celebrate the Lunar New Year. As promised in a Developer Update video earlier this week, players get a new Thailand-inspired map and comp...
03:47 pm -05 - Thu, February 8, 2018
Engadget Qualcomm will power 5G devices from LG, Sony and more in 2019
Since the first 5G standard was approved two months ago, the industry has been racing to deliver next-generation mobile data to the world. Qualcomm made two announcements today that show us real-world...
03:30 pm -05 - Thu, February 8, 2018
Engadget Samsung's Olympic Galaxy Note 8 isn't for sale, but I wish it was
In addition to the honor of representing their homelands, this year's Olympic athletes will also receive something else: a limited-edition Galaxy Note 8. Unlike Samsung's first Olympic phone...
03:16 pm -05 - Thu, February 8, 2018
Engadget Top female player wins Olympics-backed 'StarCraft 2' tournament
Sasha 'Scarlett' Hostyn is one of the most skilled and successful women in eSports, and she just won a major StarCraft 2 tournament. Not just any competition, either: An Intel Extreme Master...
03:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 8, 2018
Engadget Snap is backing away from reckless experiments and thats okay
When Snap first started selling its video-recording glasses, the hype was real. The company had only focused on software before that, and was dipping its toe into hardware with a relatively simple pro...
02:51 pm -05 - Thu, February 8, 2018
Engadget Twitter says 49 Russian accounts tried to sway Brexit voters
UK officials have been pressing Facebook and Twitter to investigate whether Russian-based accounts attempted to influence the 2016 Brexit vote. Previous responses from both platforms were found to be ...
02:41 pm -05 - Thu, February 8, 2018
Engadget Microsoft's Build developer conference begins May 7th
Microsoft has just announced the dates for Build, its annual developer event, and it'll be held from May 7th to May 9th in Seattle, Washington. It's been quite an eventful year for Microsoft...
02:22 pm -05 - Thu, February 8, 2018
Engadget Lenovo recalls some Thinkpad X1 laptops due to overheating risks
Lenovo has just issued a recall for some of its 5th-generation X1 Carbon laptops. The company says that a limited number of the machines may have a loose screw that can damage the battery, leading to ...
01:59 pm -05 - Thu, February 8, 2018
Engadget Hulu adds 60fps support for select live TV channels
Just a few days after Hulu added a new way for sports fans to customize their Olympic coverage, the company is back with another bit of news for sports fans. Subscribers to Hulu's live TV service...
01:33 pm -05 - Thu, February 8, 2018
Engadget In Amazons new sci-fi series, social media destroys the world
Amazon's Electric Dreams on Prime streaming might not make you feel bad about your technology habits the way Netflix's Black Mirror does, but the tech juggernaut has plans to remedy that wit...
01:11 pm -05 - Thu, February 8, 2018
Engadget Refine Pinterest Lens visual searches with text suggestions
2017 was a good year for Pinterest Lens users. Whether the feature helps you find recipes based on your brunch pics, offer style tips from the clothes you already own or gave you a hand with your Targ...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 8, 2018
Engadget Facebook's Quill tool now lets you animate VR
For those interested in creating 3D art directly in VR, the update to Facebook's Quill released today should be good news. The update includes new animation tools like free frame-by-frame redrawi...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 8, 2018
Engadget Upcoming Chrome update will label HTTP sites not secure
Chrome has been taking measures to inform users when they're on an unencrypted HTTP website, adding notifications to more and more sites over the last couple of years. Today, Google announced it ...
12:46 pm -05 - Thu, February 8, 2018
Engadget Lawsuit claims Google 'knowingly sold' Pixels with microphone issues
Shortly after Google released its first branded smartphones in 2016, the Pixel and Pixel XL, some early adopters reported a microphone issues. While they were fixed in phones produced later, the probl...
12:30 pm -05 - Thu, February 8, 2018
Engadget How to buy a camera in 2018
Smartphones have replaced dedicated cameras for most folks, but weirdly, that's a good thing for photography lovers. With fewer boring point-and-shoots, manufacturers are focusing on building inc...
12:17 pm -05 - Thu, February 8, 2018
Engadget NASA tests treatment that could slow astronauts muscle loss
Even though astronauts exercise everyday while they're aboard the International Space Station (ISS), they still experience a fairly significant loss of muscle mass. So much so that they require p...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 8, 2018
Engadget GDC 2018 will feature the event's first film festival
The Game Developers Conference (GDC) takes place in San Francisco next month and this year's event includes the GDC's first ever film festival. For three days starting March 19th, the GDC wi...
11:41 am -05 - Thu, February 8, 2018
Engadget Nintendo will convert Gold Points into Switch game discounts
If you buy a lot of Switch games, good news &mdash; Nintendo is about to reward you with some discounted software. The company announced in a blog post today that you'll soon be able to spend...
11:20 am -05 - Thu, February 8, 2018
Engadget A state-run wireless network isn't a crazy idea, just ask Mexico
America's mobile infrastructure isn't good enough, at least according to former National Security Council officer Brigadier General Robert Spalding. Spalding's briefing document said th...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, February 8, 2018
Engadget Snapchat lets you create personalized Lenses for parties
If you post to Snapchat without a dancing hotdog or puppy face, did you even Snapchat? The platform already offers a baffling range of filters and AR novelties to play with, and now it's getting ...
10:30 am -05 - Thu, February 8, 2018
Engadget The Falcon Heavy launch brought me to tears
The buzz over SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket launch might have seemed to erupt out of nowhere, but for space enthusiasts, it was a long time coming. I've followed the development of the Falcon...
10:16 am -05 - Thu, February 8, 2018
Engadget This year's new emoji include redheads, legs and a salt shaker
There are 157 new emoji coming this year. What made the cut? Ginger-haired people, female superheroes, dark-skinned folks with curly hair, pirate flags and... soap. There are also skin-tone options an...
10:00 am -05 - Thu, February 8, 2018
Engadget Zeiss' entry-level VR headset is about to get a lot more fun
Normally when people talk about Zeiss, it's regarding the company's optics business -- which has been around for more than a century. However, Zeiss is making inroads into the VR space as we...
09:28 am -05 - Thu, February 8, 2018
Engadget Microsoft tests a password-less Windows 10 S
Microsoft's latest Insider Preview update is a huge one, and for Windows 10 S users, it means being able to ditch system passwords. The tech giant is testing the ability to unlock the security-fo...
09:02 am -05 - Thu, February 8, 2018
Engadget HP's new 4K display lineup has USB-C connectivity
HP made its focus on its business audience clear with its latest range of laptops, and now the brand has rolled out a new lineup of 4K displays, and a multiple display dock, to further reinforce its c...
08:46 am -05 - Thu, February 8, 2018
Engadget Viacom closes its VR studio
VR hasn't yet become the shot in the arm the entertainment industry was hoping it would be, and so things have to change. Viacom has decided to close down Viacom Next, its emergent technology gro...
08:30 am -05 - Thu, February 8, 2018
Engadget Crucial iPhone source code posted in unprecedented leak
Critical, top secret Apple code for the iPhone's operating system was posted on Github, opening a new, dangerous avenue for hackers and jailbreakers to access the device, Motherboard reported. Th...
08:30 am -05 - Thu, February 8, 2018
Engadget Crucial iPhone source code posted in unprecedented leak (updated)
Critical, top secret Apple code for the iPhone's operating system was posted on Github, opening a new, dangerous avenue for hackers and jailbreakers to access the device, Motherboard reported. Th...
08:02 am -05 - Thu, February 8, 2018
Engadget Buzz Aldrin wants you to buy this $150 solar backpack
Buzz Aldrin: revered engineer, astronaut of our time and now, the face of high fashion backpacks. Bag brand Sprayground has released a new collection, "Mission to Mars", and the campaign see...
07:09 am -05 - Thu, February 8, 2018
Engadget Twitter made its first profit, but still can't grow its user base
Back in October, Twitter promised that by the time the fourth quarter rolled around, it would be profitable, or just about. Since then, however, the company lost its de-facto CEO and continues to rais...
07:01 am -05 - Thu, February 8, 2018
Engadget Microsoft's Windows 10 Store is getting more web apps
Thanks in a roundabout way to Google, you're about to see more apps on the Windows 10 Store. Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) are like app versions of websites that work even when you're offline ...
06:00 am -05 - Thu, February 8, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Amazon plugs Whole Foods into Prime Now
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Morning there! Snapchat sorts itself out, Overwatch gets a new map made especially for Capture The Flag games and police in China are using wearables with face rec...
04:45 am -05 - Thu, February 8, 2018
Engadget Intel releases new Spectre patch for its Skylake CPUs
More than a month after researchers revealed a pair of serious security issues affecting many modern CPUs, Intel is still working on updates that close the hole. VP Navin Shenoy has written another bl...
02:58 am -05 - Thu, February 8, 2018
Engadget Amazon now delivers Whole Foods products to your home in two hours
Over the past few months, Amazon slowly but surely helped people get used to the idea that it now owns Whole Foods by hawking its wares in the chain's stores. Now it's fully embracing the su...
01:14 am -05 - Thu, February 8, 2018
Engadget Google opens Maps Go beta to US-based testers
You can now take the lite version of Google Maps for a spin if you're in the US. Google has opened the beta version of Maps Go to US beta testers, giving you a way to look up directions or transi...
09:25 pm -05 - Wed, February 7, 2018
Engadget Gordon Ramsay will insult your sandwiches with Alexa's help
If your life won't be complete until you've gotten roasted by Gordon Ramsay like that dude in that Super Bowl ad, then Alexa can help make your dream come true. Ground Control, the same inte...
07:54 pm -05 - Wed, February 7, 2018
Engadget Apple's 'Amazing Stories' revival loses showrunner Bryan Fuller
Apple has yet to launch any of the original shows funded by its $1 billion war chest, but it's already losing part of its production team. Hollywood Reporter has learned that showrunner Bryan Fu...
06:59 pm -05 - Wed, February 7, 2018
Engadget US busts $530 million Infraud cybercrime ring
The US just took down one of the larger online crime organizations in recent memory -- certainly one of the largest prosecuted by the feds. Department of Justice officials have filed charges against ...
06:32 pm -05 - Wed, February 7, 2018
Engadget Activist and EFF co-founder John Perry Barlow has died
John Perry Barlow, a founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, died in his sleep this morning at the age of 71. EFF executive director Cindy Cohn shared the news in a blog post....
05:55 pm -05 - Wed, February 7, 2018
Engadget Dream Chaser's first ISS resupply mission launches in late 2020
After years of testing, Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser cargo spacecraft has a launch window. NASA has given the go-ahead to the vehicle's first mission, which is now slated for late 2020. Ap...
05:20 pm -05 - Wed, February 7, 2018
Engadget Tesla targets 2,500 Model 3s a week while posting largest quarterly loss
After its CEO launched one of its Roadsters into space yesterday, Tesla posted its largest quarterly loss while simultaneously posting a jump in revenue. Meanwhile, the company is still working toward...
05:11 pm -05 - Wed, February 7, 2018
Engadget Russians accessed US voter registration records before 2016 election
The Department of Homeland Security has revealed that Russian forces have successfully accessed voter registration rolls of several US states in the months prior to the 2016 presidential election. Jea...
05:01 pm -05 - Wed, February 7, 2018
Engadget Google Photos uses AI to make videos for multiple occasions
Google Photos has been making themed videos from uploaded pictures for a while now. Originally introduced in late 2016, the AI-powered videos have already substituted for for an actual Mother's D...
04:41 pm -05 - Wed, February 7, 2018
Engadget Intel's all-in-one Xeon chip will speed up car connectivity
Intel's Xeon chips normally reside in distant server rooms or brawny workstations. But that's not ideal for the modern internet, where connected cars, VPNs, streaming video and other tech fr...
04:22 pm -05 - Wed, February 7, 2018
Engadget Police in China are scanning travelers with facial recognition glasses
Police in China are now sporting glasses equipped with facial recognition devices and they're using them to scan train riders and plane passengers for individuals who may be trying to avoid law e...
04:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 7, 2018
Engadget What's next for SpaceX after its successful Falcon Heavy flight?
Yesterday, SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon Heavy rocket to much fanfare. After numerous delays due to upper-level winds, the rocket lifted off at 3:45 PM ET on Tuesday. The rocket worked perfe...
03:45 pm -05 - Wed, February 7, 2018
Engadget Snapchat swaps mess for money
Snap Inc. took a major risk when it completely redesigned Snapchat a few months ago -- it's no secret that people don't like change. But the company, after constantly struggling to add new u...
03:31 pm -05 - Wed, February 7, 2018
Engadget This DIY cardboard piano syncs with your favorite MIDI music apps
From an interactive booklet that helps you build six different electronic toys to Nintendo's own Labo cardboard gadgets, DIY cardboard gizmos and musical instruments are all the rage. Now a compa...
03:09 pm -05 - Wed, February 7, 2018
Engadget Cortana for iPad takes full advantage of the larger screen
Microsoft updated its Cortana app and it now features native iPad support. The interface makes use of the bigger iPad screen, but otherwise it's largely similar to the iPhone version. The update,...
02:48 pm -05 - Wed, February 7, 2018
Engadget Google and Nests hardware teams are joining forces
Google acquired home automation company Nest back in 2014 for $3.2 billion. Now Google is integrating the smaller company even more by merging the Nest and Google Hardware teams into one working group...
02:38 pm -05 - Wed, February 7, 2018
Engadget Instagram test lets some share other users' posts in Stories
Instagram is currently testing a feature that would let users share others' posts in their Stories, TechCrunch reports. It's only being tested with a small number of Instagram users and ther...
02:24 pm -05 - Wed, February 7, 2018
Engadget Reddit bans the 'deepfake' AI porn it helped spawn
That didn't take long. Hot on the heels of Twitter, Reddit has updated its rules to expressly ban AI-generated "deepfake" porn. Where it previously had a single rule forbidding porn a...
02:14 pm -05 - Wed, February 7, 2018
Engadget Microsoft releases its LinkedIn resume helper for Word
Microsoft is now ready to polish your job applications -- the company has released its LinkedIn-powered Resume Assistant for Office 365 subscribers. The AI-based helper sifts through LinkedIn profile...
01:58 pm -05 - Wed, February 7, 2018
Engadget DJI will create no-fly zones around Olympic venues in South Korea
Days ago, South Korean authorities announced that they'd capture any drone that got too close to Olympics event facilities. If you have a DJI-made craft, you won't even be able to get close....
01:30 pm -05 - Wed, February 7, 2018
Engadget Monster Hunter: World is the best way to fight bosses with friends
Monster Hunter: World is the latest entry in a decade-plus game franchise dedicated to killing huge monsters. But the series has another reputation: barely explained mechanics, labyrinthine menus and ...
01:14 pm -05 - Wed, February 7, 2018
Engadget Google is reportedly working on a video game streaming service
It sounds like Google might be working on a game streaming service. According to a report from The Information, the tech juggernaut has been floating the idea for a streaming service (like PlayStation...
12:59 pm -05 - Wed, February 7, 2018
Engadget Panasonic claims its new Toughbook can last 17 hours on a charge
Panasonic has been making its Toughbook line of ultra-durable laptops for two decades now as rarely-fail machines capable of surviving rough working environments. The line introduced the latest model ...
12:33 pm -05 - Wed, February 7, 2018
Engadget 'Jessica Jones' season 2 trailer digs into a dark past
After a brief teaser late last year, Netflix is finally ready to reveal what Jessica Jones' long-in-the-making second season is all about. The service has posted a full trailer for the Marvel sho...
12:15 pm -05 - Wed, February 7, 2018
Engadget Data from wearables helped teach an AI to spot signs of diabetes
In a new study conducted with the UCSF Department of Medicine, a neural network developed by a startup called Cardiogram was able to detect diabetes with nearly 85 percent accuracy, just by looking at...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 7, 2018
Engadget DirecTV offers on-demand 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos for Winter Olympics
Comcast and Hulu may have already revealed plans for Winter Olympics coverage, but today, DirecTV is letting us in on what it has in store for the next several days. In addition to the regular prime t...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 7, 2018
Engadget Google Drive enables commenting on Microsoft Office files
It's not that hard to convert Microsoft Office files into G Suite docs, sheets or slides, so you and your teammates or clients can collaborate via Google Drive. But thing is, it's just so mu...
11:43 am -05 - Wed, February 7, 2018
Engadget Snapchat and NBC are going all-in on the Winter Olympics
Snapchat is teaming up with NBC to put the 2018 Winter Olympics in your pocket. Starting February 10th you'll be able to watch the Games live in the Discover tab. More than that, it sounds like t...
11:24 am -05 - Wed, February 7, 2018
Engadget Twitter bans 'deepfake' AI-generated porn
The fight against the spread of "deepfake" porn has another ally: Twitter. The social network has told Motherboard that it's banning accounts that are either the original posters of AI...
11:03 am -05 - Wed, February 7, 2018
Engadget Renault-Nissan and Didi plan self-driving ride service in China
Didi, the company that purchased the rights to Uber in China, plans to build an electric, autonomous ride-sharing service with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi and other automakers. The two companies are cur...
10:35 am -05 - Wed, February 7, 2018
Engadget NASA will test a key deep space navigation tool this year
The Deep Space Atomic Clock (DSAC) is finally ready for testing, and NASA's JPL has begun preparing it for launch this year after working on it for two decades. Current space vehicles and observa...
10:16 am -05 - Wed, February 7, 2018
Engadget Samsung created a 3D version of its 34-foot cinema LED screen
Last year, Samsung unveiled its Cinema LED Screen, a giant, 34-foot screen that can be used in theaters in place of traditional projector systems. Now, Samsung has announced that it has created a 3D v...
09:47 am -05 - Wed, February 7, 2018
Engadget Russian trolls used Tumblr to influence American voters
If you thought that Tumblr was just fan fiction and monochrome erotica GIFs, then you probably haven't been paying attention. The blogging platform has also, in recent years, become a hotbed of R...
09:25 am -05 - Wed, February 7, 2018
Engadget Amazons Echo Look taps into Vogue and GQ for style help
Magazines are constantly looking at ways to bridge the gap between their paper-based and digital audiences, especially with an ecommerce slant, which has demonstrated its potential in a number of inno...
09:12 am -05 - Wed, February 7, 2018
Engadget UK to review online trolling laws
Over the last nine months, the UK government has looked at various ways to make the internet safer for people across Britain. In October 2017, culture secretary Karen Bradley published an Internet Saf...
09:04 am -05 - Wed, February 7, 2018
Engadget EVO 2018 lineup adds 'Dragonball FighterZ'
This year's EVO, arguably the biggest fighting game tournament, will feature eight titles in Las Vegas year, including established favorites like Street Fighter 5, Tekken 7 and Super Smash Bros. ...
09:04 am -05 - Wed, February 7, 2018
Engadget EVO 2018 lineup adds 'Dragon Ball FighterZ'
This year's EVO, arguably the biggest fighting game tournament, will feature eight titles in Las Vegas this year, including established favorites like Street Fighter 5, Tekken 7 and Super Smash B...
08:55 am -05 - Wed, February 7, 2018
Engadget UK government will finally settle the gig economy worker debate
The UK government is making some changes to the rights and working conditions that "gig economy" workers are entitled to. Under its new 'Good Work Plan', legislators will ensure &q...
08:28 am -05 - Wed, February 7, 2018
Engadget Overwatch update adds Thailand-inspired Capture the Flag map
It's the Year of the Dog in Overwatch, and Blizzard game director Jeff Kaplan has revealed a little more about what we can expect from the game's seasonal event. The biggest headline is a ne...
08:01 am -05 - Wed, February 7, 2018
Engadget Olympus' tiny Pen E-PL9 has 4K and image stabilization
Olympus has introduced the PEN E-PL9, giving its smallest Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera a significant overhaul with the addition of 4K video and in-body stabilization. The new model carries the ...
07:02 am -05 - Wed, February 7, 2018
Engadget Pornhub says it will ban 'deepfake' AI-edited videos
Is the thought of AI-generated fake porn (aka "deepfakes") disturbing to you? You're not the only one. Pornhub has informed Motherboard that it will ban videos that use machine learni...
06:00 am -05 - Wed, February 7, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Falcon Heavy away
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Elon Musk did it. The Falcon Heavy has launched Starman on his trip through the Solar System, but we're still here to bring you the latest news. Take a peek a...
04:29 am -05 - Wed, February 7, 2018
Engadget US Senators want to give feds sole power to issue missile alerts
US senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii announced back in January that he wants take the responsibility of sending missile alerts away from state and local governments. Now he and fellow Senators Kamala Har...
04:25 am -05 - Wed, February 7, 2018
Engadget UK Android upstart Wileyfox goes into administration
When UK phone maker Wileyfox burst onto the smartphone scene in August 2015, the company positioned itself as a small company that operated on small margins, with a plan to sell powerful but low-cost ...
03:01 am -05 - Wed, February 7, 2018
Engadget HP's EliteBooks pack mics on both sides for clearer Skyping
Laptop updates are no longer confined to boring iterative improvements year after year. We're starting to see useful new features being introduced to PCs, even if they aren't the most ground...
01:33 am -05 - Wed, February 7, 2018
Engadget Falcon Heavy completes its final maneuver as SpaceX turns to the BFR
After the successful launch of SpaceX's massive Falcon Heavy rocket, Elon Musk indicated there may be a change of plans coming. On the conference call where he confirmed the loss of its core boos...
11:16 pm -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget Streaming ESPN Plus launches this spring for $4.99
As Disney announced its quarterly earnings results today, CEO Bob Iger told CNBC that the company plans to price its standalone streaming version of ESPN at $4.99 per month. We've already heard t...
11:16 pm -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget ESPN Plus streaming service launches this spring for $4.99
As Disney announced its quarterly earnings results today, CEO Bob Iger told CNBC that the company plans to price its standalone streaming version of ESPN at $4.99 per month. We've already heard t...
09:50 pm -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget Shanghai may sign Overwatch League's first female player
Shanghai Dragons is reportedly fixing a problem with Overwatch League: the lack of female players for a game with an impressively diverse cast of characters. According to ESPN, the team has signed Sou...
09:11 pm -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget Marvels Wolverine podcast debuts on March 12th
We first heard about Marvel's Wolverine-starring 10-episode podcast series at the tail end of 2017, and it sure sounded sweet: Ten episodes following agents tracking the legendary mutant as he hu...
08:23 pm -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget Alphabet picks former cable exec to run its Google Fiber division
The Alphabet division behind Google Fiber finally has a replacement leader 5 months after its former chief left. The tech giant has hired Dinesh Jain, most recently Time Warner Cable's former ch...
07:08 pm -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget SpaceX confirms it lost the center core of the Falcon Heavy
SpaceX pulled off quite the feat today when it launched the Falcon Heavy rocket. What's more, it landed the two flanking boosters in perfect synchronized formation. But the fate of the core boost...
07:03 pm -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget Netgear turns its security cameras into a separate business
Netgear's Arlo security cameras are apparently a hit -- so much so that the company is turning them into a separate business. The router maker has revealed that it's spinning out Arlo as a ...
06:17 pm -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget Mercedes will build an electric version of its popular Sprinter van
It's all well and good to drive your own electric car, but what about the companies delivering your mail or fixing your water heater? They could stand to benefit from EVs, too -- and Mercedes-Ben...
05:03 pm -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget Latest iOS beta shows how battery health settings will work
In a letter to Senator John Thune, Apple confirmed that it would bring transparency to the way its iPhones handle CPU slowdowns due to aging lithium-ion batteries. If you have an Apple Developer accou...
04:46 pm -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget Arnold Schwarzenegger will star in Amazon western series
Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to appear in yet another Terminator film next year, but soon he'll branch out into a new genre for the veteran action hero: Westerns. Amazon is developing a new serie...
04:34 pm -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget Snap's efforts to reel in new users are starting to pay off
It's been a year since Snap Inc filed for its IPO, and all told, it's been a tepid 12 months for the company. Despite launching its own TV shows as well as those in collaboration with big-na...
04:13 pm -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget 'Game of Thrones showrunners will write a new Star Wars series
If you were excited for Rian Johnson's upcoming trilogy of Star Wars films, there's even nerdier news incoming. Another film series in a galaxy far, far away has just been announced -- and t...
04:06 pm -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget Get your hotel rooms and flights right from Google search
Google Flights is already a great place to search when you're headed out on vacation or business trips. It uses AI to predict possible flight delays, too, and helps you find rate information on h...
03:48 pm -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget SpaceX successfully launches its Falcon Heavy rocket
Today, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket successfully lifted off from Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This was the first flight of the 27-engine rocket; so far, the mission appears to be g...
03:34 pm -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget Embarks self-driving semi completes trip from California to Florida
Last year, autonomous trucking company Embark announced that it would begin using its Level 2 autonomous semis to deliver refrigerators from Texas to California. Now, TechCrunch reports, the company h...
03:01 pm -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget Google adds AR objects to its GIF-making Android app
Google is the latest company to borrow Snapchat's augmented reality features, although this time it's not grafting them on to a social app. The company has released a new version of Motion ...
02:31 pm -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget Turing Robotics files for bankruptcy, CEO assures company isn't finished
Back in mid-2015, Turing Robotics Industries unveiled its delightfully quirky debut smartphone, an encrypted Android device encased in colorful chrome. Though we cautioned that it could be delayed for...
02:14 pm -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget Apple may offer rebates on full-price battery replacements
In early January, Senator John Thune's office sent Apple a letter regarding the company's practice of slowing down iPhones when batteries start showing their age. The letter asked if Apple h...
01:58 pm -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget Apple's Shazam acquisition faces scrutiny from European Commission
While Discovery Communications and Scripps Networks got good news from the European Commission today, Apple and Shazam weren't so lucky. In December, Apple confirmed that it purchased Shazam for ...
01:40 pm -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget Amazon pulls lock screen ads from discounted Prime phones
Amazon's Prime Exclusive phones are decent bargains over their regular counterparts, but there has always been a catch: your lock screen becomes a billboard. It doesn't really feel like your...
01:17 pm -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget Discovery, Scripps merger gets approval from European Commission
Discovery Communications Inc. announced today that the European Commission has approved its acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive. The merger was announced last July and both companies' sha...
01:01 pm -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget Apple's latest patent teases a Pencil that can draw in mid-air
Apple's next Pencil could eschew the iPad Pro entirely. The Cupertino company has filed a patent for a stylus that can be used on any flat surface, and maybe even in the air, as spotted by Dutch ...
12:45 pm -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget Patreon lets creators share progress through Snapchat-like stories
Even Patreon is getting into the trend of cloning Snapchat. The funding service is introducing a mobile Lens feature that lets creators produce Snapchat-like stories that disappear after 24 hours, giv...
12:29 pm -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget EHang shows footage of its passenger drone in flight
EHang has been talking about its 184 passenger drone for ages, but there's been a curious absence of footage showing manned flights. Thankfully, it's rectifying that situation: the company ...
12:14 pm -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget China's smartphone market shrinks for the first time in 9 years
For a while, it seemed like the Chinese smartphone market was an infinite growth machine. Companies would have rough patches, but the overall field would always be on the up and up. Well, those days...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget Shadow of the Colossus remake is missing something vital
Warning: This article contains major spoilers for Shadow of the Colossus. Shadow of Colossus on the PlayStation 4 has everything you'd expect in a modern game. Its sharp graphics are are a huge s...
11:29 am -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget PS4 Pro will make more games look better on older TVs
The next PlayStation 4 firmware update will make the PS4 Pro a lot more like the Xbox One X. No, I don't mean the patch will malevolently shrink the breadth of Sony's first-party games lineu...
11:17 am -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget People arent happy with the BBCs big weather redesign
Today, the BBC is launching a major redesign of its popular weather forecast services &mdash; and some Brits are furious. It all started in 2015 when the broadcaster announced it was ditching the ...
11:12 am -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget Two men charged with bank fraud following 'jackpotting' heist
A Connecticut court has charged two men with bank fraud after they allegedly stole thousands of dollars through ATM jackpotting. While a relatively new scheme in the US, jackpotting has been a problem...
11:00 am -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget You cant buy an ethical smartphone today
Any ethical, non- recommendations?It all started with a WhatsApp message from my friend, an environmental campaigner who runs a large government sustainability project. She's the most ethical pe...
10:49 am -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget Walmart's latest acquisition shows it's serious about VR
Walmart isn't just interested in bringing tech into its stores -- it might change how you shop at home as well. The company has acquired a virtual reality startup, Spatialand, to form the corner...
10:36 am -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget Botched tsunami warning test is the latest false alarm
It's only been a few weeks since a false warning told Hawaiians that a missile attack was headed for their state, but another mistaken alert has been sent out into the world. Earlier this morning...
10:21 am -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget Seattle demands Facebook disclose campaign ad information
Seattle has launched the first attempt in the US to regulate political ads on the internet. According to Reuters, Seattle's election authority is accusing Facebook of violating a city law that re...
10:00 am -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget So you bought a smartwatch. Now what?
Now that smartwatches are actually useful enough for the general populace, setting them up isn't as pedestrian a task as pairing with your phone and calling it a day. On the surface, customizing ...
09:41 am -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget Teslas big battery is undercutting Australias energy cartels
When Tesla installed the world's largest lithium-ion battery in South Australia last year, it came with the promise that it would revolutionize the way electricity is produced, stored and sold in...
09:28 am -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget This $30 iPad stylus senses pressure via headphone jack
Stylus manufacturers have been working hard to replicate the sensation of writing and sketching on tablets over the years, hence the handful of styli that support pressure sensing and palm rejection t...
09:19 am -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget Twitter's AR boss departs after 18 months
Twitter's head of AR/VR, Alessandro Sabatelli, has announced he's leaving the company after just 18 months with the site. His departure comes during a period of AR activity for Twitter'...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget Watch SpaceX's Falcon Heavy launch today at 1:30 PM ET
Today, SpaceX will attempt to launch the Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time. The launch window is between 1:30 PM ET and 4:00 PM ET. If you'd like to watch the launch (and trust me, you defin...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget Watch SpaceX's Falcon Heavy launch today at 3:05 PM ET (updated)
Today, SpaceX will attempt to launch the Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time. The launch window is between 1:30 PM ET and 4:00 PM ET. If you'd like to watch the launch (and trust me, you defin...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget Watch SpaceX's Falcon Heavy launch today at 3:45 PM ET (updated)
Today, SpaceX will attempt to launch the Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time. The launch window is between 1:30 PM ET and 4:00 PM ET. If you'd like to watch the launch (and trust me, you defin...
08:26 am -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget Amazon is developing a new 'Conan the Barbarian' series
Conan the Barbarian is getting new TV treatment. As part of Amazon's push into the fantasy genre, the company is developing drama series Conan, based on the books by Robert E. Howard. This litera...
07:18 am -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget Samsung's dual camera 'bokeh' tricks are coming to budget phones
Dual-camera smartphones with improved low-light photos and fancy, defocused "bokeh" behind subjects are pretty new and until now, have been reserved for high-end smartphones. Showing how fas...
06:45 am -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Intel attempts smartglasses
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Good morning! Interested in a three-wheeled EV? How about a Han Solo origins movie? Ah, okay, how about Intel trying to make smart glasses a thing? We also take a ...
05:16 am -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget Google for Android gets rebuilt for the few that still use it
Remember Google+? The search giant's take on a social network, complete with 'Circles' for organising contacts and 'Communities' for connecting with like-minded people? Well t...
04:04 am -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget NYPD starts replacing cops' Windows Phones with iPhones
Microsoft will soon lose 36,000 of its remaining Windows Phone customers, as the NYPD starts distributing iPhones to its officers. The department, which first announced its decision to replace cops�...
03:07 am -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget France bans smartphone use in cars even when you pull over
Road deaths have been on the rise lately in France and with nothing much else to pin it on, authorities are going after scofflaw drivers who text or call. It's now illegal to hold your phone on p...
12:57 am -05 - Tue, February 6, 2018
Engadget Grammarly patches bug that could expose everything you write
Grammarly, a copyediting extension for Chrome and Firefox that points out typos and grammatical mistakes, had a major bug that allowed any website you visit to log into your account and read everythin...
11:34 pm -05 - Mon, February 5, 2018
Engadget NASCAR developing two different e-sports championships
NASCAR, like a number of other corporations keen on attracting a younger audience, thinks e-sports could be a successful tactic. Two different bodies within the stock car racing association are separa...
11:22 pm -05 - Mon, February 5, 2018
Engadget Lawmakers call on US to extend conditions of Comcast-NBC merger
When Comcast acquired NBCUniversal back in 2011, the deal came with strings attached: among others, it had to abide by 2010-era net neutrality rules, provide affordable internet to low-income families...
11:11 pm -05 - Mon, February 5, 2018
Engadget New Jersey governor orders ISPs to uphold net neutrality
New Jersey has joined Montana and New York in the growing list of states fighting back against the FCC's decision to repeal net neutrality. Governor Phil Murphy has signed an executive order proh...
09:49 pm -05 - Mon, February 5, 2018
Engadget US regulators are trying to figure out what to do with cryptocurrency
Both chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and chairman Christopher Giancarlo of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) will warn Congress tomorrow about how risky cryptocu...
08:40 pm -05 - Mon, February 5, 2018
Engadget What's on TV: Winter Olympics, 'Shadow of the Colossus'
Now that football is done, it's time for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics to take center stage. NBC will make all the programming available for live viewing this year, which should be easy since so ...
07:14 pm -05 - Mon, February 5, 2018
Engadget Nougat is now the most-used version of Android, 17 months later
Google hasn't quite licked its problems getting users to adopt the latest version of Android. Its latest Play Store user share stats show that Nougat has become the most-used Android release at ...
06:29 pm -05 - Mon, February 5, 2018
Engadget Tencent-backed 'Arena of Valor' World Cup boasts $500,000 purse
Mobile eSports are becoming a big deal. Last year, mobile MOBA Vainglory's big eSports tournament was backed by Amazon. Supercell put on a Clash Royale $1 million tournament last summer, too. Now...
06:01 pm -05 - Mon, February 5, 2018
Engadget Best Buy will stop CD sales as digital music continues to take over
There's not much reason to shop for CDs when you download or stream all your music, and big-box stores are reacting to that decline. Billboard sources have learned that Best Buy has told supplier...
05:25 pm -05 - Mon, February 5, 2018
Engadget Elon Musk emphasizes the risks ahead of Falcon Heavys first mission
Tomorrow, SpaceX will attempt to launch its massive Falcon Heavy rocket for the very first time. If successful, it will be the most powerful rocket in operation and opens up the possibility of future ...
05:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 5, 2018
Engadget 'The Cloverfield Paradox' would be doomed without Netflix
The Cloverfield Paradox would have been a theatrical failure. It's exactly the sort of B-grade sci-fi critics tend to eviscerate. So how do you generate hype for a movie that's practically d...
04:31 pm -05 - Mon, February 5, 2018
Engadget NVIDIA will power Continental's self-driving car platform
German automotive components producer Continental has partnered with NVIDIA to produce a full-scale self-driving car platform. It will use the GPU maker's autonomous vehicle hardware and software...
04:02 pm -05 - Mon, February 5, 2018
Engadget SpaceX animation shows the ideal outcome for the Falcon Heavy launch
SpaceX will attempt to launch its Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time tomorrow. It's no small feat and a lot could go wrong, but SpaceX has a released a video showing how the launch will work ...
03:33 pm -05 - Mon, February 5, 2018
Engadget Apple briefly pulled Telegram over child pornography distribution
When Apple temporarily pulled Telegram from the App Store over "inappropriate content," it left many wondering just what that content was. We now know: 9to5Mac has learned that the company ...
03:12 pm -05 - Mon, February 5, 2018
Engadget Facebook may share ad money to lure creators from YouTube
Facebook has been gearing up its Watch platform for months, now. Originally launched last August, it already has tons of shows on tap (for US audiences, at least). The company may even spend $1 billio...
03:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 5, 2018
Engadget Sondors' three-wheeled EV is affordable and stylish
Starting a new car company is tough. In fact, it's nearly impossible. Then Tesla pulled it off. As we transition from the internal combustion engine to electrification, startups and even a few es...
02:41 pm -05 - Mon, February 5, 2018
Engadget Tweak Spotify's recommendation tech to create custom playlists
If you're looking for a way to fine-tune your Spotify experience, you might want to check out Nelson, a web-based playback jukebox of sorts on app-maker website Glitch. You choose as many genres ...
02:24 pm -05 - Mon, February 5, 2018
Engadget Air Force general behind government 5G memo leaves White House
That scrapped proposal for a goverment-run 5G network is triggering a political fallout. A senor official has confirmed to the Washington Post that the author of the memo pushing for the 5G network, B...
02:10 pm -05 - Mon, February 5, 2018
Engadget Hubble provides the cosmic background to a dark French opera
Grandiose space images from NASA's Hubble telescope might be the last thing you'd expect see in an early 20th century French opera. However, Marco Brambilla, the artist behind epic video art...
01:55 pm -05 - Mon, February 5, 2018
Engadget Netflix snags 'Glee' creator's comedy series 'The Politician'
The name Ryan Murphy may not ring a bell, but you've undoubtedly heard of the big-name TV shows he created. From Glee to American Horror Story, Nip/Tuck and others, Murphy has a solid track recor...
01:25 pm -05 - Mon, February 5, 2018
Engadget New laser technology could improve how scientists study molecules
We use lasers for a lot of things, from cutting metal to improving eyesight, but lasers have their limitations. One major holdup is that they can only emit certain types of light. Researchers have got...
01:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 5, 2018
Engadget A US Paralympian designed Team USA's snowboard prosthetics
Mike Schultz was a professional snowmobile racer, and a damn good one at that. But in 2008, his life's course took a turn after a competition accident shattered his left knee and left him clingin...
12:21 pm -05 - Mon, February 5, 2018
Engadget Lyft Line's pre-tax commuter perks are available in 18 cities
Lyft Line was built from the start to make daily ridesharing more affordable, but it really comes into its own if you can use a commuter benefits card. It lets you use pre-tax dollars to pay for a ri...
12:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 5, 2018
Engadget Google flips on Pixel 2's HDR feature for your go-to photo apps
The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL include Pixel Visual Core, Google's first custom imaging chip that allows for HDR+ quality pictures in third-party apps like Instagram and Snapchat. But Pixel 2 users h...
11:48 am -05 - Mon, February 5, 2018
Engadget Sonys latest PlayStation headset looks awfully familiar
Sony has yet another wireless PlayStation headset coming soon. Last year it was the misnomered $150 Platinum Wireless Headset, and this time it's a new Gold Wireless Headset. The refreshed cans t...
11:02 am -05 - Mon, February 5, 2018
Engadget Huawei's Mate 10 Pro is available to pre-order in the US
American carriers may have been pressured into dropping Huawei's Mate 10 Pro from their lineup, but you can now buy one independent of a carrier if you feel it didn't get a fair shake. Pre-...
10:46 am -05 - Mon, February 5, 2018
Engadget A tiny NASA satellite mapped Earths atmospheric ice
Last May, NASA launched a small, bread loaf-sized satellite into orbit around Earth. Dubbed IceCube, the satellite's mission was to measure cloud ice in our planet's atmosphere -- a challeng...
10:25 am -05 - Mon, February 5, 2018
Engadget Nike will reward your workouts with shoes and Apple Music playlists
Nike is gamifying fitness even further with its new reward system for the Nike Plus app. These range from unlocking curated playlists on Apple Music, guided meditation exercises on Headspace, Class Pa...
09:39 am -05 - Mon, February 5, 2018
Engadget Intel unveils smart glasses that you might want to wear
Intel has launched an impressively light, regular-looking set of smart glasses called Vaunt, confirming rumors from Bloomberg and others. Seen by The Verge, they have plastic frames and weigh under 50...
09:08 am -05 - Mon, February 5, 2018
Engadget 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' trailer reveals Han's roots
Wondering how Lucasfilm and Disney would handle that long-in-the-making Han Solo movie? You now have an idea of what to expect. They've released the full teaser trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Stor...
09:01 am -05 - Mon, February 5, 2018
Engadget HP is making a bigger VR push for professionals
Based on what we've seen from HP's VR backpack setup, as well as its Windows Mixed Reality Headset, the company is clearly taking virtual reality seriously. Now, HP is trying even harder to ...
08:30 am -05 - Mon, February 5, 2018
Engadget SpaceX's Falcon Heavy launch gets a spacesuit-clad 'Starman'
The debut launch of the Falcon Heavy will be a serious and complex affair, but SpaceX boss Elon Musk is trying to boost the fun level to maximum. Not only is he using a cherry red Tesla Roadster as ba...
07:35 am -05 - Mon, February 5, 2018
Engadget Alleged British hacker Lauri Love wins US extradition appeal
Lauri Love, a 32-year-old student accused of hacking US government websites in 2012 and 2013, has won a high court battle and will not be extradited to the States. He suffers from Asperger syndrome --...
07:29 am -05 - Mon, February 5, 2018
Engadget Disgraced Samsung boss walks free from prison
The heir to South Korea's largest company has avoided a lengthy spell in prison after a court suspended his sentence. Samsung vice chairman Jay Y. Lee was initially meant to spend five years behi...
06:55 am -05 - Mon, February 5, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Cloverfield returns
Hey, good morning!We're kicking off the week with Netflix's Super Bowl surprise, hints about the future of Windows 10 S and more details around SpaceX's upcoming Falcon Heavy launch....
05:05 am -05 - Mon, February 5, 2018
Engadget UK banks ban Bitcoin purchases with credit cards
It's happened in the US and now it's happening in the UK. Lloyds Banking Group, which runs Halifax, Bank of Scotland, MBNA and, of course, Lloyds, has banned its customers from buying bitcoi...
04:30 am -05 - Mon, February 5, 2018
Engadget Panavision's latest cinema camera has an 8K RED sensor
Nearly every blockbuster film used to end with "Lenses and Panaflex camera by Panavision," but now it's more likely that your favorite movie was short on Arri or RED. Panavision is tryi...
03:12 am -05 - Mon, February 5, 2018
Engadget US military explores using sea life to spot threats
The sea is potentially full of undersea military threats, and that makes it daunting to detect them all using hardware. The scale and cost would be utterly impractical. DARPA, however, has a potenti...
12:54 am -05 - Mon, February 5, 2018
Engadget Studies suggest cellphone radiation doesn't threaten humans
No, the debate over the risks of cellphone radiation isn't over yet. The US National Institutes of Health's National Toxicology Program has published details of draft studies which suggest ...
11:04 pm -05 - Sun, February 4, 2018
Engadget Broadcom hopes to woo Qualcomm with a higher takeover bid
Broadcom clearly isn't taking Qualcomm's "no" for an answer. Reuters sources have claimed that the wireless chip giant is about to raise its takeover bid for Qualcomm from $70 per ...
11:04 pm -05 - Sun, February 4, 2018
Engadget Broadcom hopes to woo Qualcomm with a higher takeover bid (updated)
Broadcom clearly isn't taking Qualcomm's "no" for an answer. Reuters sources have claimed that the wireless chip giant is about to raise its takeover bid for Qualcomm from $70 per ...
09:31 pm -05 - Sun, February 4, 2018
Engadget Drone catchers and face-detecting planes will guard the Olympics
South Korean authorities are adopting some pretty high-tech security measures for the upcoming Winter Olympics, including the deployment of drone-catching-drones and a tactical plane with facial recog...
09:11 pm -05 - Sun, February 4, 2018
Engadget 'Westworld' season two trailer shows us what comes next, and when
While Netflix dropped a day-and-date trailer for its Cloverfield flick, HBO has a more traditional reveal for season two of Westworld. Its Super Bowl spot (the first one HBO has ever aired for a speci...
08:03 pm -05 - Sun, February 4, 2018
Engadget iPhone X owners report trouble answering phone calls
The iPhone X's early teething troubles have largely gone away, but there's a lingering problem for some owners... and it's a fairly serious one. Users have reported that the iPhone X&#...
07:40 pm -05 - Sun, February 4, 2018
Engadget Netflix's 'Cloverfield' sequel starts streaming tonight
Last year Netflix's Super Bowl ad focused on a season of Stranger Things we still had months to wait for, but this year things are different. The streaming company dropped a surprise 30-second te...
06:32 pm -05 - Sun, February 4, 2018
Engadget LiDAR reveals Mayan mega city hidden in Guatemalan jungle
A vast Mayan megalopolis apparently lies hidden underneath all the trees, creepers and centuries of growth and soil in the Guatemalan forest -- and we might never have found it if not for the wonders ...
04:59 pm -05 - Sun, February 4, 2018
Engadget Chinese man pleads guilty to selling counterfeit Apple gear in US
Fake Apple devices have been making the rounds for years, but it's rare that they have much sway in the US -- although it looks like one team of bootleggers had a surprising amount of success. Ji...
03:30 pm -05 - Sun, February 4, 2018
Engadget The best robot vacuums
By Liam McCabe This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, where you can find reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it m...
02:03 pm -05 - Sun, February 4, 2018
Engadget Tesla will create 'virtual power plant' with 50,000 Australian homes
Tesla isn't done bolstering Australia's power grid just because its giant battery farm is up and running. South Australia premier Jay Weatherill has unveiled a partnership that will provide...
12:28 pm -05 - Sun, February 4, 2018
Engadget Apple Music could overtake Spotify in the US this summer
Spotify's lead in paid music streaming might not be as impregnable as it looks. The Wall Street Journal has obtained industry figures suggesting that Apple Music is growing faster than Spotify i...
11:00 am -05 - Sun, February 4, 2018
Engadget After Math: The state of the 'uniom'
It was a week of taking stock as the President meandered his way through the State of the Union address and a number of tech firms reviewed their Q4 earnings. Alphabet and Amazon both had something to...
09:30 am -05 - Sun, February 4, 2018
Engadget Ben Heck's Alexa-powered workbench, part2
Bob and Ben are back to automate their workbench, with the help of Raspberry Pi and Amazon's Alexa. The idea, ultimately, is to help you to work hands free using only your voice, whether that mea...
06:33 am -05 - Sun, February 4, 2018
Engadget Hyundai's self-driving fuel cell cars complete a record highway trip
Future self-driving cars don't have to be pure electric vehicles, and Hyundai is determined to prove it. The automaker just had a five-strong fleet of Level 4 autonomous hydrogen fuel cars drive...
12:27 am -05 - Sun, February 4, 2018
Engadget Mercedes and Bosch will test self-driving taxis in a few months
Mercedes (or rather, its parent Daimler) and Bosch aren't far off from making their self-driving taxis a practical reality... in a manner of speaking. Bosch chief Volkmar Denner has informed Aut...
10:28 pm -05 - Sat, February 3, 2018
Engadget Apple's iOS 11.3 may use iCloud as a single sign-on for websites
You might not to log in to your favorite websites one at a time in the near future. The 9to5Mac team has found code in the iOS 11.3 beta hinting at a single sign-on option for the web based on your i...
09:01 pm -05 - Sat, February 3, 2018
Engadget TiVo flips 'SkipMode' around for Super Bowl ad fans
A few years ago TiVo rolled out SkipMode for its DVRs that would allow viewers to jump past ads (on certain prime-time programs) with the press of a button. This year, for Super Bowl LII it's fli...
07:33 pm -05 - Sat, February 3, 2018
Engadget Banks ban credit purchase of cryptocurrency due to risks
If you use your Bank of America-, JP Morgan Chase- or Citigroup-issued credit card to buy cryptocurrency, then you'll have to find an alternative ASAP. According to Bloomberg, the banks have bann...
06:02 pm -05 - Sat, February 3, 2018
Engadget SpaceX confirms it will try to land all of Falcon Heavy's boosters
SpaceX hasn't been shy about wanting to land Falcon Heavy's three booster rockets (it formally proposed its plans a year ago), but will it try now that the launch has finally been nailed dow...
04:29 pm -05 - Sat, February 3, 2018
Engadget Microsoft to drop Windows 10 S as a stand-alone product
Windows 10 S was supposed to be Microsoft's firm answer to Chrome OS, offering comparable security (by limiting you to Microsoft Store apps) while running more powerful software. However, its imp...
03:01 pm -05 - Sat, February 3, 2018
Engadget Japan launches smallest rocket ever to carry satellite into orbit
Japan has set a new spaceflight record -- and unlike most of these feats, it's defined by what wasn't involved. The country's Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has successfully launc...
01:30 pm -05 - Sat, February 3, 2018
Engadget Heres what it would take to make Overwatchs Blizzard World IRL
Last week, the Overwatch team released a new map: Blizzard World. The multiplayer arena is a colorful amusement park filled with attractions and rides themed after Blizzard's stable of games. It&...
12:00 pm -05 - Sat, February 3, 2018
Engadget What we're playing: 'Yakuza 0' and 'Reigns: Her Majesty'
Welcome back to Gaming IRL, a monthly segment where several editors talk about what they've been playing in their downtime. This month, we spend too much time taking photos in Assassin's Cre...
11:00 am -05 - Sat, February 3, 2018
Engadget Steadicam Volt's cinematic smartphone stabilizer is a little fiddly
Steadicam is the company behind iconic tracking shots in films like Rocky and Return of the Jedi, so when parent Tiffen launched a smartphone stabilizer bearing its name at CES 2017, there was a ton o...
09:30 am -05 - Sat, February 3, 2018
Engadget Open Source turns 20: Heres how it all started
In the dead of winter 20 years ago, Netscape &mdash; inspired in part by a treatise on Linux and free software development &mdash; released the source code for its Netscape Communicator web br...
08:45 am -05 - Sat, February 3, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the weekend. Between Strava's potentially catastrophic heatmaps, cheaper Surface laptops and another iPhone issue, you could almost forget about th...
06:32 am -05 - Sat, February 3, 2018
Engadget Tesla's plan to charge electric semis relies on its customers
Customers have been lining up to order some of Tesla's electric big rigs since the Semi debuted in November, but there is one big question: where will they get charged? According to Reuters, at f...
10:43 pm -05 - Fri, February 2, 2018
Engadget Alexa will stay calm during Amazon's Super Bowl ad
Given that Amazon's latest Super Bowl ad mentions Alexa no less than 10 times, that begs a question: will you have to unplug your Echo speaker to avoid Burger King levels of chaos as it responds ...
08:20 pm -05 - Fri, February 2, 2018
Engadget The King of Kong could be stripped of his high score
Just days after video game high score champ Todd Rogers was stripped of his Dragster title for mathematically impossible times, the man who was the Donkey Kong king for almost 20 years has also come u...
07:17 pm -05 - Fri, February 2, 2018
Engadget Apple to repair iPhone 7s with 'no service' bug for free
Today Apple announced it's launching a repair program for a "small percentage" of iPhone 7 owners who are affected by a "no service" issue. Late last year MacRumors said Apple...
06:49 pm -05 - Fri, February 2, 2018
Engadget Louisville wants a fleet of drones to survey areas after shootings
Earlier this week, the mayor of Louisville, Kentucky told reporters that he wants the city to field a fleet of drones that automatically survey areas after guns are fired. The city would detect firear...
05:46 pm -05 - Fri, February 2, 2018
Engadget UK doctors plan country's first three-person fertilization procedure
UK officials have approved two women for mitochondrial replacement therapy, the fertilization procedure that results in a baby technically parented by three people, the Guardian reports. The procedure...
05:15 pm -05 - Fri, February 2, 2018
Engadget Alexa can now control your HP printer
HP has been working on bringing voice control to its printers, introducing Cortana and Google Assistant skills last year that let users tell their virtual assistants to print a variety of different do...
04:44 pm -05 - Fri, February 2, 2018
Engadget 'Destiny 2' March update brings the thrill back to competitive play
Bungie has spent much of its recent time addressing gripes with Destiny 2's story and cooperative play, but players in the competitive Crucible mode? Not so much -- some have complained that the ...
04:22 pm -05 - Fri, February 2, 2018
Engadget Resistbot is ready to contact your senator when you tweet
Launched early last year as a form of resistance against the Trump administration, Resistbot allows anyone to send faxes to their congressional representatives. Now the service is headed to Twitter, w...
03:51 pm -05 - Fri, February 2, 2018
Engadget Hulu Live TV subscribers can customize their Olympic coverage
The 2018 Winter Olympics are just around the corner and while anyone with access to NBC channels will be able to watch the competitions and events, those with Hulu Live TV will get to build a personal...
03:29 pm -05 - Fri, February 2, 2018
Engadget Stravas fitness heatmaps are a 'potential catastrophe'
The 2018 cybersecurity race to the bottom is off to an exciting start. First out of the gate is Strava &mdash; now widely known as the "social network for athletes" -- and its reckless d...
03:08 pm -05 - Fri, February 2, 2018
Engadget 'Far Cry 5' season pass takes you to Mars and Vietnam
It's almost time to head to Hope County, Montana. In addition to Far Cry 5's American vibes, there will be more to explore if you pony up for the game's season pass. The trio of adventu...
02:47 pm -05 - Fri, February 2, 2018
Engadget 'Yakuza 6: The Song of Life' launch date pushed back to April 17th
One more month, folks. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life is due to land in the United States, Europe and elsewhere around the world on April 17th, a one-month delay from its original release date. To soften ...
02:30 pm -05 - Fri, February 2, 2018
Engadget The best Alexa-compatible smart-home devices for Amazon Echo
By Rachel CericolaThis 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...
02:16 pm -05 - Fri, February 2, 2018
Engadget Mercedes updated A-Class introduces individual car sharing
Usually an automaker's entry-level vehicle is where features initially dropped into the premium line trickle down. Mercedes has taken a different approach with the introduction of the new A-Class...
02:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 2, 2018
Engadget How Elon Musk plays on our science fiction dreams
Elon Musk has said that he wants to die on Mars -- after it's been colonized by his company SpaceX.He may not have the precise details yet, but Musk will figure out the mission in style: The Spac...
01:42 pm -05 - Fri, February 2, 2018
Engadget Sprint plans to raise prices and roll out 5G next year
It's become a fairly close race to provide mobile 5G service, with Verizon, AT&amp;T and T-Mobile all announcing plans to roll out the faster network tech within the next couple of years. Spr...
01:18 pm -05 - Fri, February 2, 2018
Engadget Spotify now shows songwriter and producer credits
Spotify announced today that when listening through the desktop platform, users will now be able to view song credits. Starting now, right-clicking on a track and selecting "Show Credits" fr...
12:56 pm -05 - Fri, February 2, 2018
Engadget Chrome OS update comes with Spectre fix and new screenshot shortcut
Chrome OS version 64 has made its way to stable channel, which means it's hitting your device very, very soon if it hasn't yet. It'll add a handful of new features and improvements, inc...
12:33 pm -05 - Fri, February 2, 2018
Engadget British Airways is finally offering onboard WiFi
British Airways is meant to be a premium airline, however in one department it's woefully archaic: WiFi. If you choose one of its planes for a long-haul trip, you're typically stuck with its...
12:17 pm -05 - Fri, February 2, 2018
Engadget Microsoft offers cheaper Surface laptops with lower specs
Microsoft wants to make it easier to buy into the Surface family. The company has begun offering a lower specced Laptop running Windows 10 S -- Microsoft's take on Chrome OS -- and an Intel Core ...
12:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 2, 2018
Engadget BMWs C evolution squeezes EV technology into a scooter
While new companies like Zero and Gogoro are establishing themselves as first-rate two-wheeled vehicle builders, the Hondas and Yamahas of the world have taken a more cautious approach to the market. ...
11:33 am -05 - Fri, February 2, 2018
Engadget YouTube labels news videos that have received government funding
YouTube has been making efforts to improve its transparency, which is why anyone viewing news broadcasts on the platform may notice a change starting today. If a news video has received any public fun...
11:22 am -05 - Fri, February 2, 2018
Engadget This shameless iPhone X clone costs just $160
What? A company has made a phone that borrows heavily from Apple's design? (And LG, Samsung while we're here.) At least the notch is real this time. Oukitel's U18 is up for preorder, pr...
11:09 am -05 - Fri, February 2, 2018
Engadget YouTube will address egregious acts by creators in new policies
The massive backlash to Logan Paul's Aokigahara forest video pushed YouTube to make a few changes in how it handles the content it hosts. The company took some specific actions against Paul himse...
11:00 am -05 - Fri, February 2, 2018
Engadget Technology cant save football players' brains
Tregg Duerson was 25 years old when his father committed suicide in 2011. A former defensive back for the Chicago Bears, New York Giants and Phoenix Cardinals, David "Dave" Duerson made a ca...
10:37 am -05 - Fri, February 2, 2018
Engadget HBO outbids Apple for J.J. Abrams' latest sci-fi thriller TV series
J.J. Abrams' newest TV show, a sci-fi thriller called Demimonde has landed at HBO with a straight-to-series order. While Apple was very interested in the project, Abrams ultimately went with the ...
10:15 am -05 - Fri, February 2, 2018
Engadget Niantic buys Escher to power shared world AR experiences
While Pok&eacute;mon Go was a big step forward for AR in gaming, it appears that Niantic, the studio behind the game, has grander ambitions. This week, the company announced the acquisition of Esc...
10:00 am -05 - Fri, February 2, 2018
Engadget A game about penises made Steam live streaming a reality
You won't find Genital Jousting on Twitch, largely because the game is populated by a variety of brightly colored penises with X-marked anuses between their testicles. The penises are often cloth...
09:30 am -05 - Fri, February 2, 2018
Engadget DJI Mavic Air review: Aerial photography's next small thing
When DJI revealed the Mavic Pro in late 2016, it ended up being a turning point for the company. DJI was already the dominant name in consumer drones thanks to the Phantom series, but the Mavic Pro wa...
09:03 am -05 - Fri, February 2, 2018
Engadget Tesla will sell solar panels and Powerwalls at Home Depot
Just how much is the average consumer interested in solar power? Tesla is about to find out, as it is bringing photovoltaic panels and Powerwall batteries to US retail giant Home Depot, Bloomberg repo...
08:31 am -05 - Fri, February 2, 2018
Engadget Apple's HomePod speaker needs an iOS device to work
If you were hoping to use the HomePod as a regular Bluetooth speaker, forget about that. Apple has revealed more about the wireless capability and audio sources for its Siri-powered device, and while ...
08:01 am -05 - Fri, February 2, 2018
Engadget Intel spin-out could launch AR smart glasses this year
Intel is reportedly working on a pair of AR smart glasses codenamed 'Superlite.' According to Bloomberg, the wearable will be part of a new hardware division, possibly called Vaunt, and coul...
07:25 am -05 - Fri, February 2, 2018
Engadget Fords Chariot ride-sharing vans come to London
Chariot is Ford's attempt to launch its own quasi-public transport system with a fleet of minibuses designed to serve flush commuters. The service has seen some success in the US, and operates ro...
06:55 am -05 - Fri, February 2, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Testing Nintendo's new toys, Sony's CEO changes
It's Friday, and in celebratory fashion, we've been playing with Nintendo's new cardboard gambit, getting hyped over a new Stargate (no judging) and investigating how Uber's gettin...
06:32 am -05 - Fri, February 2, 2018
Engadget Sony CEO completes quest to make the company successful again
If the news that Sony CEO Kaz Hirai will be stepping down in a few months came as a bit of a surprise this morning, then the latest peek at the company's books is a return to something more predi...
04:45 am -05 - Fri, February 2, 2018
Engadget UNICEF recruits gamers to mine cryptocurrency for Syrian kids
UNICEF has launched a new fund-raising project in the same vein as [email protected] and [email protected], but with a cryptocurrency spin. In an effort to raise money for the children in war-torn Syria, the orga...
02:45 am -05 - Fri, February 2, 2018
Engadget Apple was the top smartphone vendor over the holidays
Smartphone sales were so slow during the holiday season of 2017, that Apple overtook Samsung to capture the first place in the market, according to IDC and Strategy Analytics. This, despite the fact t...
02:45 am -05 - Fri, February 2, 2018
Engadget Apple sold the most smartphones over the holidays
Smartphone sales were so slow during the holiday season of 2017, that Apple overtook Samsung to capture the first place in the market, according to IDC and Strategy Analytics. This, despite the fact t...
11:24 pm -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget Sony CEO Kaz Hirai will step aside on April 1st
We're only a few hours away from Sony's latest quarterly earnings report, but Sony has announced that CEO Kaz Hirai will be replaced as of April 1st. While CFO Kenichiro Yoshida is named as ...
11:03 pm -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget Coord feeds real-time transportation info into navigation apps
Google Maps might plot the fastest route to your destination, but sometimes the service doesn't seem know about accidents or rerouted public transit. Coord wants to fix that by supplying current ...
09:22 pm -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget Airbus' drone taxi takes to the skies for the first time
When Airbus first announced its plans to develop a self-flying taxi, it sounded like a fever dream of a sci-fi fan. Now, the aerospace giant has proven that it wasn't joking: Airbus' Vahana ...
07:10 pm -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget Nintendo Labo hands-on: Cardboard has never been this fun
Leave it up to Nintendo to get us excited over cardboard. Labo, its DIY Switch-powered cardboard accessory line, seemed like the purist encapsulation of Nintendo's philosophy: "Play" is...
06:59 pm -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget Diablo creators next game is a 2D dungeon crawler
If you lost hours and hours delving beneath Tristram in the original Diablo, you have David Brevik to thank, who created and programmed the classic action RPG. The veteran developer went on to co-foun...
06:21 pm -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget YouTube's live TV service is now available on Apple TV
Looks like Google is making good on its promise to bring its cord-cutting alternative to more popular platforms. YouTube TV is now available for Apple TVs, after having hit Roku devices earlier today....
06:03 pm -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget Snapchat's in-app Snap Store peddles memetastic merch
It's no secret that Snapchat has struggled a bit when it comes to attracting users and generating revenue. And earlier this month, reports surfaced that Snap had laid off 22 employees and consoli...
05:14 pm -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget 2017 was Amazon's best year for new Prime subscriptions so far
Amazon's fourth quarterly earnings results has just come in and, as expected, it was a pretty great holiday season for the online retail giant. According to the release, the company made $60.5 bi...
05:01 pm -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: HIFiMan's HE400i headphones drop to $180
This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read thei...
04:55 pm -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget Alphabet picks up momentum with Google's cloud and hardware
You probably don't need to be reminded that Google makes the vast majority of its money from ads scattered across every corner of the internet. Other products are more recognizably Google-y, howe...
04:46 pm -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget GoPro faces uncertain future as holiday sales disappoint
The holidays were not kind to GoPro. The action camera company had already issued an earnings warning in January, dropping its projected Q4 revenues from $470 million to $340 million, that's a 37...
04:37 pm -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget Apple's iPhone sales dropped during the holidays
This past holiday quarter was a particularly notable one for Apple: It released the iPhone X, probably the most hyped and anticipated device the company has launched in many years. And despite some gr...
04:17 pm -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget All-Tesla EV racing series could hit the track this year
Tesla's electric race car series has been in the planning stages for awhile, and now it has been approved by the F&eacute;d&eacute;ration Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), the or...
03:52 pm -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget Google Assistant gets music-powered alarms and better Netflix controls
Google has been improving its Home devices for a while now. The company added better search, upgraded the Home app interface and enabled an intercom feature last November. It can also now match your v...
03:35 pm -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget Nintendo Labo gadgets can be remixed with 'Toy-Con Garage'
Nintendo stunned the gaming world last month when it unveiled Labo, a system that uses the Switch and some cardboard to make lovably homely little minigames. Reception among the Engadget staff was... ...
03:25 pm -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget Netflix and Univision will co-produce at least five more TV shows
Netflix's team-up with broadcaster Univision on El Chapo was a hit (it became hugely popular both in Mexico and on Univision), and the two are determined to capitalize on this success. They'...
02:26 pm -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget Spotify teams with Discord to soundtrack your gaming chats
Spotify and gaming chat app Discord are joining forces so your entire channel can bump to the same music during a raid. Starting today, you can link your Spotify Premium account to your Discord accoun...
01:53 pm -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget The only thing Equifax's new credit app locks is itself
Equifax still appears to have trouble wrapping its head around the concept of trustworthy software following its massive security breach. The company has launched its promised free credit report locki...
01:33 pm -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget Every NFL player can get a smart bed to track their sleep
The Super Bowl is almost here, and that means one thing in the tech world besides new ads: conveniently timed sports partnerships. The NFL and Sleep Number have unveiled an agreement that will offer ...
01:11 pm -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget India rejects cryptocurrency, but it isn't giving up on blockchain
India officially will not treat cryptocurrencies as legal tender and will try to stop their use in payments, according to a Bloomberg report. This isn't unexpected, given how the country sent ten...
12:50 pm -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget Uber, Lyft and others pledge to improve urban transportation
With the rise of ride-sharing, alternative fuels and ongoing developments in autonomous vehicle technology, transportation is in the midst of a rather drastic transformation, and how we get around in ...
12:32 pm -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget Google backs a single stylus for all your devices
The Universal Stylus Initiative has found a powerful new ally in Google. Mountain View has officially joined the project's top-tier backers, which include Intel and Lenovo, giving it the power to...
12:16 pm -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget Facebook promoted conspiracy theories surrounding Amtrak crash
On Wednesday, a train carrying House Republicans collided with a truck. The accident left one person dead and another injured. It's a tragedy, to be sure, and promoting misinformation around the ...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget Data-friendly YouTube Go app is available in 130 more countries
Lately, Google has been putting a lot of focus on its lightweight "Go" Android apps that are meant for countries where good cellular coverage and bandwidth in general is difficult to come by...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget 'Stargate: Origins' trailer has an 'Indiana Jones' feel to it
Stargate: Origins will come to Stargate Command, a new streaming service focused on the franchise, on February 15th. Now MGM has released a full trailer for the show, and it looks pretty spectacular....
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget Instagram lets you skip the photos with text-only Stories
Instagram is a photo- and video-centric social network by its very nature, but that doesn't mean you always want to share images along with your thoughts. And now, you don't have to. The ser...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget 'Stargate: Origins' trailer has an 'Indiana Jones' feel to it (updated)
Stargate: Origins will come to Stargate Command, a new streaming service focused on the franchise, on February 15th. Now MGM has released a full trailer for the show, and it looks pretty spectacular....
11:47 am -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget Google launches lightweight Assistant app for slower phones
Android Go is Google's streamlined OS that is designed to work on entry-level mobile devices. Apps are designed to use less memory and storage space, as well as be less data hungry. Today, Google...
11:30 am -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget Jeff Bezos master plan is to have no plan
The richest man in the world has been using his wealth in unexpected ways. Jeff Bezos announced this week that Amazon would create an independent company with JPMorgan and Warren Buffett's Berksh...
11:13 am -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget 'Red Dead Redemption 2' is coming on October 26th
Red Dead Redemption 2 will be released October 26th. That gives you just under nine months to round up a posse for Rockstar Games' next adventure in the Dead West. The developer apologized for th...
11:10 am -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget Ads in Instagram Stories are about to get worse
More ads are coming to Instagram. This time, the photo-minded social network is upping the amount brands can put into Stories. Now, instead of one photo or video in an advertiser's Story, there c...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget Owl is a smarter spin on a dashboard camera
Owl hopes to do for the dashboard camera market what the iPod did for portable audio players. That might seem like a tall order for a fledgling startup, but the ambition makes sense for a company led ...
10:55 am -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win an HD Pan & Tilt camera courtesy of VTech!
Once you leave the house, there's no looking back, at least not unless you've outfitted your crib with a remote monitoring system. VTech offers a an easy-to-use solution with its HD Pan &...
10:39 am -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget Appeals court throws out case blaming Twitter for ISIS attacks
A woman suing Twitter for allowing ISIS activity on its website has had her case thrown out by a federal appeals court in San Francisco. The court ruled that Twitter Inc is not liable to families of t...
10:34 am -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget Apple removes Telegram from App Store due to inappropriate content
Telegram and an experimental app called Telegram X that the company announced for Android yesterday have been removed from Apple's App Store, 9to5Mac reports. A Reddit user posted about the absen...
10:34 am -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget Apple removes Telegram from App Store due to inappropriate content (updated)
Telegram and an experimental app called Telegram X that the company announced for Android yesterday have been removed from Apple's App Store, 9to5Mac reports. A Reddit user posted about the absen...
10:17 am -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget Qualcomm hopes Samsung deal will fix its antitrust woes
Troubled chipmaker Qualcomm has struck a deal with Samsung that may quash its hefty antitrust case in South Korea and ward off a rumoured hostile bid takeover from rival Broadcom. While the exact term...
09:55 am -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget DARPA turns drone ship development over to the Navy
DARPA has completed its part in the development of Sea Hunter, a submarine-hunting drone ship that can cross the open seas without a human crew for months at a time. It has officially handed over the ...
09:44 am -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget Slack is the latest app to ditch the Apple Watch
Like Twitter, Amazon, and Google Maps before it, Slack is ditching its Apple Watch app. The team chat and collaboration platform for businesses quietly announced the news via an update to its iOS app....
09:35 am -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget Ubers battle to get your car to arrive on time
Maps were essential to the exploration of the world. Most of our history books are filled with people who decided to go out into the abyss with just an inkling of what they would find, usually based o...
09:16 am -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget Flash storage spec doubles speeds on future smartphones
Smartphones already have storage speeds that rival PCs and they're going to take another big leap soon. Standards group JEDEC has unveiled UFS 3.0, a new flash storage standard for mobile devices...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget YouTube's live TV starts streaming on Roku devices
Google is living up to its promise of making native YouTube TV apps available for the media hub of your choice. You can now add a YouTube TV channel on "select" Roku devices, giving you the ...
08:30 am -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget Third-person MOBA 'Gigantic' to close on July 31st
Gigantic's long and troubled development cycle is finally over. The colorful, hero-based MOBA will be shut down on July 31st, developer Motiga announced in a blog post yesterday. Ultimately, the ...
07:40 am -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget Gawker's journalism will be preserved online
When a billionaire bankrolls lawsuits to shut down a news outlet that they don't like, it's a pretty big deal for how we treat journalism. It's why the Freedom of the Press Foundation h...
06:30 am -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: More Mario and sold-out Boring flamethrowers
Hey, good morning!Welcome to February, which we're starting off with lost-in-space satellites, a piano that plays in response to interpretive dance and Samsung getting into bitcoin. Oh, and Ninte...
05:15 am -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget UK group planning complex 200-mile autonomous car trial
As the UK attempts to position itself at the forefront of autonomous driving, the government -- with help from startups and universities -- has embarked on a number of trials in order to rack up the n...
04:43 am -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget Bungies Destiny 2 roadmap is designed to win back players
Destiny 2 fans haven't given Bungie an easy ride. After rolling out a free trial in November, the team has been besieged with gripes about the game's XP system, the now-infamous Prometheus L...
02:55 am -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget Waymo drove 2 million autonomous miles in 2017
Waymo's vehicles drove 2 million miles in self-driving mode across 25 cities in 2017, putting its total autonomous miles to 4 million. It accelerated its testing to prepare for its ride-hailing f...
01:09 am -05 - Thu, February 1, 2018
Engadget Elon Musk sells all 20,000 $500 Boring Company flamethrowers
Just a few days after opening pre-orders for $500 Boring Company-branded flamethrowers, Elon Musk has announced that all 20,000 have been sold. That's $10 million in sales for a product that will...
10:32 pm -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget SpaceX rocket survives an intentional water landing
Right now, SpaceX is only reusing rockets to a limited degree -- it's disposing of vehicles after a short while when they're unlikely to survive their next flight. With its latest launch, t...
09:39 pm -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget eBay will soon replace PayPal as its main payment option
eBay and PayPal remained tight even after the two headed to splitsville in 2015. That's bound to change in the near future now that the auction site has decided to offer an integrated payment sys...
09:03 pm -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget Shigeru Miyamoto will co-produce a 'Mario' animated movie
Nintendo's third big announcement of the evening (after Switch Online and Mario Kart Tour) comes right back to its main star, Mario, and the news that he will star in an animated movie. Confirmin...
08:48 pm -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget Nintendo will bring 'Mario Kart Tour' to smartphone by March 2019
After Super Mario Run and Animal Crossing Pocket, the next Nintendo game to get a mobile version is Mario Kart. Following up on the company's plan to release 2-3 games per year (there's a Ze...
08:48 pm -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget Nintendo will bring 'Mario Kart Tour' to smartphones by March 2019
After Super Mario Run and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, the next Nintendo game to get a mobile version is Mario Kart. Following up on the company's plan to release 2-3 games per year (there'...
08:43 pm -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget Nintendo Switch Online will launch in September
We knew Nintendo's new online service would launch this year, and now we know Switch owners will be waiting until September for it. The company tweeted that Nintendo Switch Online will launch the...
08:04 pm -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget Messaging giant Line catches cryptocurrency fever
Let's say you run Line. Your messaging service, plus other forays like smart speakers and music, aren't enough to avoid substantial losses. What do you do to turn things around? If you as...
07:14 pm -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget Hawaii officials fire officer who triggered false missile alarm
On January 13th, an officer of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) triggered a missile alert that plunged residents statewide into temporary chaos before the alarm was called off as a mist...
06:21 pm -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget AT&T's big DirecTV Now update arrives this spring
You now have a better idea of when AT&amp;T's next-gen TV platform will roll out to streamers on a larger scale. Alongside the telecom's latest earnings, CEO Randall Stephenson has confi...
05:54 pm -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget Apple Music adds exclusive DJ mixes from Steve Aoki and more
Spotify and Apple Music partnered up with Dubset, a rights-management and distribution platform for DJs and remixers, a couple of years ago. Sony Music and independent record company Merlin also partn...
05:34 pm -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget Comcast adds Super Bowl-specific voice cues to Xfinity X1 service
Comcast has been expanding entertainment options Xfinity X1 platform, from fantasy football to Jackbox games on its cable boxes. But in anticipation of Americans' most entertaining weekend, the c...
05:12 pm -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget Square Cash now allows anyone to buy and sell bitcoin
Square's Cash App has been helping people send and receive money without fees for a while now. Originally an money-by-email service, Cash App has grown into a more robust offering with its own pr...
04:48 pm -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget Microsoft's cloud business just keeps growing
If there's one major takeaway from Microsoft's earnings reports over the last few years, it's this: The cloud is everything for Microsoft. And, based on the company's financials fo...
04:44 pm -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget Trump reportedly seeks massive budget cuts to clean energy research
The Trump administration has made it very clear that it is pro fossil fuels and has little interest in pushing programs the promote renewable energy. Now, the Washington Post reports that the presiden...
04:20 pm -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget We spend less time on Facebook, but it still makes loads of money
The past few weeks haven't been easy for Facebook. After announcing an overhaul to its News Feed earlier this month, one that places emphasis on people's interactions over content from brand...
04:05 pm -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget Twitter now says 1.4 million users interacted with Russian spam accounts
Midway through January, Twitter posted a public statement on their blog confirming that over 677,000 users had followed, liked or retweeted messages from Russian-backed spam accounts. The social netwo...
04:00 pm -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget GoPro's Plus service will replace your busted camera
GoPro has amped up its Plus subscription in a big way. The offering, which was mostly a back-up service for your photos and videos, now comes with device replacement for the same price. GoPro says if ...
03:30 pm -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget NVIDIA proves the cloud can replace a high-end gaming rig
A year ago, NVIDIA's GeForce Now game-streaming service let me play The Witcher 3, a notoriously demanding PC-only title, on a MacBook Air. This year, NVIDIA finally unveiled the Windows version ...
03:08 pm -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget YouTube TV snags rights to local Los Angeles FC soccer broadcasts
You can certainly watch sports on cord-cutting TV services, but major sports exclusives? Not until now. YouTube TV has reached a deal that makes it the official live TV and video partner for Major L...
03:00 pm -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget Can Amazon Go help the unbanked go digital?
If Amazon's newly opened Go supermarket is any indicator, shopping with physical currency won't be an option for much longer. Instead of human cashiers (or even self-checkout stands), the st...
02:51 pm -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget Democrats demand more from Facebook and Twitter on #ReleaseTheMemo
Last week, Representative Adam Schiff and Senator Dianne Feinstein asked Facebook and Twitter to investigate whether Russia-linked accounts were involved in spreading the #ReleaseTheMemo campaign. The...
02:32 pm -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget Amazon patent details hand-tracking wristbands for warehouse workers
Companies are all about making sure you're working, and they're using increasingly high-tech solutions to do so. One firm in London uses AI to analyze your daily behavior, while the FreshTea...
02:07 pm -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget Researchers treat ear defect by growing implants from cells
While scientists have been working on growing organs and body parts like ears for some time, researchers in China have taken it one important step further. They've grown new ears for five childre...
01:35 pm -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget GDC retracts award for Atari founder amid online outcry
Yesterday, organizers for the upcoming Game Developers Conference announced the lineup for the 18th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards, and topping that list were honors for a trio of men who helped...
01:15 pm -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget Pre-orders for Jaguars all-electric SUV start March 1st
You'll be able to see Jaguar's answer to the Tesla Model X March 1st. What's more, when the production model debuts next month, the British luxury automaker's I-Pace electric cross...
12:36 pm -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget Red Hat buys the creator of a Chrome-based OS for servers
The underpinnings of Chrome OS have found their way into the server room in a very roundabout way. Red Hat has acquired CoreOS, the creators of an operating system for containerized apps (Container L...
12:13 pm -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget Amazon's QR-like 'SmileCodes' are the key to discounts and Lockers
Amazon will start rolling out its own version of QR codes, TechCrunch reports. Called SmileCodes, they function just like a typical QR code -- scan it with your phone and see where it leads -- but the...
11:54 am -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget Google takes steps to combat fake news 'snippets'
Google announced this week that it is revamping its "snippets" feature, which is the featured description you usually see at the top of search results when you input a question. Recently, th...
11:39 am -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget Bournemouth bars have begun accepting a smartphone app as ID
I went to university in Bournemouth and remember fondly (and not so fondly) queueing for overpriced bars with housemates and other trainee journalists. Every Monday night was the same -- I would stand...
11:31 am -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget Netflix resumes 'House of Cards' production without Kevin Spacey
Netflix's production of House of Cards is back on track. The streaming service has resumed production on the political drama's sixth and final season roughly four months after a series of s...
11:16 am -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget 'Nokia' is introducing a 4G version of its old-timey phone
Nokia has been playing on our nostalgia with recent phones like the 3310 3G. Apparently, it's been working well for them because the company is now introducing a 4G version of the phone in China....
11:04 am -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget Amazon's Super Bowl ad tries subbing celebrities for Alexa
What would happen if Alexa lost her voice? According to Amazon's Super Bowl commercial for 2018, the company would bring in famous people to fill in the gaps. The new Alexa spot features Jeff Bez...
10:51 am -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget Ubers latest venture is a bike-sharing service in San Francisco
Uber's piloting a new service in San Francisco alongside dockless bike-sharing startup Jump. Uber Bike will let users rent one of Jump's 250 bikes, charging $2 for the first 30 minutes and a...
10:40 am -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget Yamaha's AI transformed a dancer into a pianist
Artificial intelligence is already everywhere, so it's inevitable that it would invade the arts. Yahama showed a new kind of AI tech that translated the movements of renowned dancer Kaiji Moriyam...
10:19 am -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget Samsung made a special chip for mining cryptocurrency
Samsung has a chip designed specifically for mining cryptocurrency. Rather than repurpose a GPU to do the dirty work, Samsung made an Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC), which is a special...
10:00 am -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget Mercedes drove around the globe to train its autonomous cars
On a rainy September day in Frankfurt Germany, Mercedes-Benz executives and I got in a specially built semi-automated S-Class to track our drive to Stuttgart. It was the first leg in a five-month, fiv...
09:29 am -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget Curiosity's sweeping Mars panorama shows how far it's come
After over five years on Mars, the Curiosity rover has done a lot of science and taken a few knocks. While trekking up Mount Sharp recently, however, it paused at Vera Rubin Ridge during a rare period...
09:01 am -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget US appeals court says Tinder Plus pricing is discriminatory
They say all's fair in love and war, but those that have used Tinder will probably disagree. And that includes Allan Candelore, a man suing the dating app over the pricing of its premium service,...
08:31 am -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget South Korea will regulate, not ban, cryptocurrency trading
South Korea has no plans to ban cryptocurrency trading, according to government authorities. The announcement follows reports earlier this month that the country was considering shutting down trading ...
08:01 am -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget NASA makes contact with satellite lost in space 13 years ago
Proving that things tend to turn up when you least expect them, NASA has just rediscovered a satellite it lost in space more than a decade ago. The Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration...
07:10 am -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget EV chargers are coming to BP petrol stations this year
With the UK government pledging to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040, the major fuel giants will need to evolve or face losing a sizeable share of their income to the rising number of alt...
07:01 am -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget Spotify is testing a Pandora-esque standalone Android app
Spotify apparently has plans to launch another music app -- one that's more like Pandora's original service, or like a radio, if you will. The company has begun testing a playlist-based app ...
06:45 am -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Super Moon Xtreme Championship Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.As we bid farewell to cold, frosty January and welcome slightly-less-cold February, we're banging our heads against earnings season. Samsung and Nintendo both...
06:00 am -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget Google is using AI to predict flight delays
Flight delay alerts are helpful, but they usually depend on airlines notifying you in a timely fashion... and they're not always quick on the draw. Google, however, is happy to fill that gap. I...
05:01 am -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget 'Overwatch' update downgrades Mercy, adds 4K on Xbox One X
After weeks of testing, Blizzard has moved several Overwatch changes from their test servers to the wider gaming population. This new patch brings 4K team shooter action to players on Xbox One X, but ...
03:56 am -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget Nintendo Switch sales have surpassed the Wii U
In the weeks following the Nintendo Switch's launch, it became clear that the portable-handheld hybrid would do better than its ill-fated predecessor. What's surprising, however, is just how...
03:02 am -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget Essential Phone skips Android Oreo 8.0 due to stability issues
Android phonemaker Essential is skipping over Android Oreo 8.0 despite running a beta program for the platform these past two months. Apparently, it discovered several stability issues in 8.0 during t...
01:35 am -05 - Wed, January 31, 2018
Engadget Fujifilm brings faster autofocus to its selfie-friendly X-A5
Fujifilm has improved its entry-level mirrorless camera lineup with the retro-styled X-A5, bringing faster autofocus, sort-of 4K video and a microphone input, of all things. The new model has a brand ...