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11:58 pm -04 - Sun, April 29, 2018
Engadget France faces lawsuit for seizing France.com
When a country or company seizes a web domain, it's frequently to kick out squatters who do little besides place ads and hope they'll get a giant payout. However, France is taking on someon...
10:30 pm -04 - Sun, April 29, 2018
Engadget The best water fountain for cats and dogs
By Rebekah ValentineThis 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...
08:59 pm -04 - Sun, April 29, 2018
Engadget Blue Origin completes its highest-ever test flight
Blue Origin's first test flight of 2018 was a success, and then some. After last-minute weather setbacks, Jeff Bezos' outfit completed its eighth New Shepard launch and landing, including a ...
07:32 pm -04 - Sun, April 29, 2018
Engadget Valve won't release 'Dota 2' patches during major tournaments
Valve has learned a hard lesson about the importance of patience with game updates. The company recently switched to a rapid-fire two-week patch schedule for Dota 2, but has announced that it will de...
05:59 pm -04 - Sun, April 29, 2018
Engadget Netflix offers a first look at Michelle Wolf's weekly talk show
Netflix sure has a knack for timing -- while Michelle Wolf was busy running the show at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, the streaming service posted the first trailer for her weekly talk ...
04:15 pm -04 - Sun, April 29, 2018
Engadget T-Mobile and Sprint will merge to create a 5G powerhouse
After years of on-again, off-again talks, it's official: T-Mobile and Sprint have announced plans to merge. The all-stock, $26 billion deal values Sprint at $59 billion (the combined company woul...
03:00 pm -04 - Sun, April 29, 2018
Engadget After Math: Get rich or die tryin
This was a big week for huge corporate profits. Microsoft and Nintendo reported healthy business growth to start off the latest earnings season. Amazon announced that it will be bumping the subscripti...
01:29 pm -04 - Sun, April 29, 2018
Engadget Tesla owner faces 18-month ban for leaving the driver's seat
Tesla will be one of the first to tell you not to put too much faith in Autopilot. It's currently more of an advanced driver assist than a full self-driving system. However, one driver recently i...
12:00 pm -04 - Sun, April 29, 2018
Engadget Ben Heck's Sega Saturn teardown
By popular request, Ben is tearing down the retro Sega Saturn games console. Back in the day, the Saturn was Sega's attempt to compete against Sony's PlayStation, even though it already had ...
08:04 am -04 - Sun, April 29, 2018
Engadget Huawei may have a backup OS in case it has to drop Android
It'd be hard to blame Huawei executives if they're feeling very nervous lately. The US has created havoc for ZTE by renewing an export ban over trade violations, potentially depriving it of...
03:57 am -04 - Sun, April 29, 2018
Engadget NHTSA proposal would override California's tougher emissions rules
The Trump administration hasn't been shy about wanting to roll back emissions and fuel economy guidelines, but there's been a key obstacle to that: California. It has a waiver permitting it ...
02:28 am -04 - Sun, April 29, 2018
Engadget ESA releases the most detailed star map yet
The European Space Agency has updated Gaia's 3D star map, making it much richer and more likely to make you feel like a tiny speck of dust in an incredibly vast universe. This updated map include...
01:00 am -04 - Sun, April 29, 2018
Engadget LG G7 ThinQ's speaker is apparently ten times louder than others
Another day, another LG G7 ThinQ teaser. Following the 1,000-nit super bright display, today the Korean giant decided to boast another feature on its upcoming flagship smartphone: the "Boombox Sp...
11:29 pm -04 - Sat, April 28, 2018
Engadget Microsoft defends conviction of e-waste recycler over piracy
Many were upset that e-waste recycling pioneer Eric Lundgren was going to prison for creating his unofficial Windows restore discs, and in some cases pointed the finger at Microsoft for its role in th...
10:02 pm -04 - Sat, April 28, 2018
Engadget Mars 2020 lander's heat shield cracks in testing
One of Mars 2020's heat shields cracked after a week-long series of tests, and NASA has no choice but to ask Lockheed Martin to build a replacement. The heat shield's purpose is to envelope ...
08:31 pm -04 - Sat, April 28, 2018
Engadget Facebook shrinks fake news links in hopes you'll miss them
Facebook has tried numerous methods in a bid to fight fake news. Not all of them are successful, though, and it's now clear that they can even backfire. Its decision to flag false stories led t...
07:00 pm -04 - Sat, April 28, 2018
Engadget The best and worst laptop brands 2018
Whether you're purchasing a $1,500 gaming laptop or a $200 Chromebook, the brand matters. That's why we rate the top 10 laptop brands each year, based on their support, design, innovation, v...
05:28 pm -04 - Sat, April 28, 2018
Engadget T-Mobile and Sprint may announce a merger after all
T-Mobile and Sprint have started and stopped merger talks so often that it's easy to become jaded about the whole thing, but it now looks like they're close to a deal -- no, for real this ti...
04:00 pm -04 - Sat, April 28, 2018
Engadget The devastation of nuclear war is VR's latest reality check
Whether it's a face-to-face encounter with a shark or being in a Syrian city during an air raid, VR is bringing us experiences that we might otherwise never have. One such example is the burned-o...
02:30 pm -04 - Sat, April 28, 2018
Engadget B&O Beoplay H8i and H9i headphones review: Diminishing returns
B&amp;O is a name that typically evokes an image of premium audio gear. Of course, those high-end materials and typically solid sound quality almost always come with a steep price, even if the dev...
02:00 pm -04 - Sat, April 28, 2018
Engadget B&O Beoplay H8i and H9i headphones review: Diminishing returns
B&amp;O is a name that typically evokes an image of premium audio gear. Of course, those high-end materials and typically solid sound quality almost always come with a steep price, even if the dev...
01:03 pm -04 - Sat, April 28, 2018
Engadget Twitter's timeline will highlight news links your friends tweet
Twitter released quite a few news-related features over the past years in an effort to become your go-to source for the latest in current events. It introduced a dedicated News tab in 2015, for instan...
12:45 pm -04 - Sat, April 28, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to the weekend. We're getting ready for Microsoft's next Windows 10 update and looking at Nintendo's plan for E3....
04:08 am -04 - Sat, April 28, 2018
Engadget Blue Origin will livestream its first test flight of 2018
Blue Origin is gearing up for its eighth test flight, which also happens to be its first for 2018, on April 29th. Thankfully, it's one we'll be able to watch: Blue Origin chief Jeff Bezos ha...
01:42 am -04 - Sat, April 28, 2018
Engadget Steam Spy returns with less accurate game stats
Earlier this month, Steam revamped its privacy settings to let users change how much of their game data can be publicly viewed. The company made player libraries, along with time played per title, hid...
12:45 am -04 - Sat, April 28, 2018
Engadget 'Shadow of the Tomb Raider' expansions include a co-op mode
Shadow of the Tomb Raider is all about the Mayan apocalypse, but the end of the narrative isn't the end of the world game. Developer/publisher Square Enix today unveiled what'll be included ...
10:34 pm -04 - Fri, April 27, 2018
Engadget Ford will stop selling Taurus, Focus and Fiesta in North America first
Without warning, Ford revealed in its Q1 financial report that it will stop selling almost all of its sedans in North America. Sure, it will still market SUVs, trucks and commercial vehicles in the re...
09:41 pm -04 - Fri, April 27, 2018
Engadget San Francisco proposes rules to fight its electric scooter epidemic
San Francisco officials have been promising rules to curb the invasion of electric scooters, and now we have an idea of what those rules could be. The Municipal Transportation Agency has proposed a tw...
08:41 pm -04 - Fri, April 27, 2018
Engadget Fords decision to kill most of its cars was inevitable
American drivers have made up their mind. Bigger is most certainly better and the Ford Motor Company has reacted. This week the automaker announced that over the next few years it would be phasing out...
08:24 pm -04 - Fri, April 27, 2018
Engadget There's no escape from the harrowing truth about reality in VR
It's been a dark, harrowing week covering the VR experiences at Tribeca Film Festival. From the devastation of nuclear bombs and air raids to a post-apocalyptic wasteland, the festival's fil...
07:56 pm -04 - Fri, April 27, 2018
Engadget MoviePass no longer lets you see the same movie more than once
MoviePass just instituted a new change to its terms of service and the company will now prevent subscribers from seeing the same movie more than once. iMore spotted the update and reports that the new...
07:32 pm -04 - Fri, April 27, 2018
Engadget Essential Phone is available in more countries, including UK and Japan
Essential announced today that it will open up its online store to more countries. Now along with US residents, those living in Canada, France, Japan, the UK and Germany can buy Essential's produ...
06:59 pm -04 - Fri, April 27, 2018
Engadget Suicide, violence, and going underground: FOSTAs body count
Maybe you've noticed a sudden flood of updates to Terms and Conditions recently from the internet services you use. A close look at those agreements will show that many are GDPR related, but some...
06:32 pm -04 - Fri, April 27, 2018
Engadget A horror director brings slasher films to VR with 'Campfire Creepers'
Alexandre Aja, the visionary director behind High Tension, is used to dabbling with new filmmaking technology. With 2010's Piranha 3D, he delivered one of the first post-converted 3D films (meani...
06:12 pm -04 - Fri, April 27, 2018
Engadget Apple's rumored AR headset may pack 8K displays and VR support
Those rumors of Apple making an augmented reality headset just got a little more concrete. A CNET source claimed that the stand-alone device (codenamed T288) would also support virtual reality, and w...
05:39 pm -04 - Fri, April 27, 2018
Engadget House Democrats want to step up the fight against robocalls
Some in Congress don't think the FCC's latest anti-robocall measures go far enough. Democrats in the House Committee on Energy and Commerce have put forward one bill and two drafts that woul...
05:10 pm -04 - Fri, April 27, 2018
Engadget Facebook's original video strategy: Cats weddings = profit
If you think that the internet is really just a repository for cat videos, well. You're not really wrong. Facebook announced today that Nala the Cat, who has 3.5 million followers at @nala_cat on...
04:49 pm -04 - Fri, April 27, 2018
Engadget NASA and ESA want to bring Mars soil samples back to Earth
This week, NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) signed an a letter of intent to collect soil samples from Mars and return them to the Earth. It's important to note that this robotic mission i...
04:28 pm -04 - Fri, April 27, 2018
Engadget Nintendos E3 plans are all about Super Smash Bros. for Switch
Nintendo released its plans for the upcoming E3 video game trade show and they're all about the recently announced Super Smash Bros. game for Switch. Attendees will be able to view a Super Smash ...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 27, 2018
Engadget The best food processor
By Christine Cyr Clisset and Michael SullivanThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate...
03:38 pm -04 - Fri, April 27, 2018
Engadget NASA canceled our first step toward returning humans to the moon
It's been awhile since anyone who covers space has excitedly talked about landing humans on Mars. After all, despite the fact that NASA often cites this as one of its goals, it just does not have...
03:19 pm -04 - Fri, April 27, 2018
Engadget Facebook Messenger 'sleep mode' locks your kids out at bedtime
Facebook's Messenger for Kids has courted its share of controversy in the short time it's been on the scene. In an effort to clean up the app's reputation, Facebook is adding a feature ...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 27, 2018
Engadget Nest Hello review: A premium doorbell for the paranoid homeowner
Last September, Nest introduced several new offerings aimed at beefing up your home security. There was the Nest Secure alarm system, an outdoor version of its Nest Cam iQ and the Nest Hello, its firs...
02:42 pm -04 - Fri, April 27, 2018
Engadget Facebook adds donation matching to its fundraising tools
In 2016, Facebook began allowing its users to raise money for 501c3 nonprofits and it expanded that tool last year, giving users the option to create fundraisers for personal needs. Today, the company...
02:21 pm -04 - Fri, April 27, 2018
Engadget Netflix orders sci-fi series with 'Battlestar Galactica' actor
Battlestar Galactica's Kara "Starbuck" Thrace is embarking on another mission. Netflix has ordered a 10-episode season for a sci-fi drama original entitled Another Life, and yes, it sta...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 27, 2018
Engadget 'Dinner Party' tackles alien abduction in VR like an acid trip
When last we saw Dinner Party, the VR experience about the infamous Betty and Barney Hill alien abduction story, it was only half complete. That was enough to get the gist of it at our Engadget Experi...
01:30 pm -04 - Fri, April 27, 2018
Engadget Social media has a censorship problem of its own making
While YouTube vloggers Diamond and Silk perjured themselves in front of the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, their preferred social media platform was busy putting out fires of its own. Earlier ...
01:14 pm -04 - Fri, April 27, 2018
Engadget SpaceX price hikes will make ISS cargo missions more costly
NASA said it will pay $400 million more for cargo delivery to the International Space Station (ISS) starting in 2020, thanks in part to a 50 percent price increase from supplier SpaceX. On top of that...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 27, 2018
Engadget In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Lara Croft has the skills to survive
2013's Tomb Raider redrew the beginnings of Lara Croft. Pretty much a teenager, she learned what she needed to survive. Two years later, in Rise of the Tomb Raider, her skills were refined and sh...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 27, 2018
Engadget Windows 10s next major update arrives on April 30th
Windows 10 has seen two major updates since its initial release. The next -- the snappily-titled Windows 10 April 2018 Update -- will be available on April 30, and includes a bunch of features designe...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 27, 2018
Engadget Windows 10's Timeline is the star of its latest update
When Microsoft launched Windows 10 three years ago, the company proudly said it was focusing on productivity. That might not sound very exciting, but it was a noble goal nonetheless -- one that made i...
12:32 pm -04 - Fri, April 27, 2018
Engadget Nintendo partners up for a money-printing mobile RPG
With all eyes on the Switch and the console's new Labo cardboard peripherals, it's easy to forget Nintendo is now very much a mobile game developer, too. In Nintendo's latest financials...
12:13 pm -04 - Fri, April 27, 2018
Engadget Intel delays its 10-nanometer 'Cannon Lake' CPUs yet again
Intel has announced that, once again, mass production of its 10-nanometer "Cannon Lake" chips will be delayed. The company is already building the chips in low volumes (though no one knows w...
11:35 am -04 - Fri, April 27, 2018
Engadget Amazon will install a full smart home security system for you
Amazon has been beefing up its home security business for quite some time now; earlier this year, it even purchased smart doorbell company Ring to take Google-owned Nest head on. Now, TechCrunch has d...
10:49 am -04 - Fri, April 27, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Nintendo's DIY cardboard kits reviewed
Happy Friday morning! We bust out the cardboard and make a robot suit in our Nintendo Labo review, Apple ends its AirPort WiFi family and we figure out what's going on with HD vinyl. There's...
10:15 am -04 - Fri, April 27, 2018
Engadget UK's abandoned tin mines could be reopened to help build EVs
The last of Britain's tin mines were closed in the late 90s due to plummeting metal prices and languishing global demand. Now, with the advent of smartphones and electric vehicles, demand -- and ...
09:40 am -04 - Fri, April 27, 2018
Engadget Microsoft is also replacing its gun emoji with a water pistol
After Google retired its handgun emoji and replaced it with a friendlier citrus-colored water pistol, Microsoft and Facebook remained the only platforms that still use realistic firearm glyphs. Now, M...
08:43 am -04 - Fri, April 27, 2018
Engadget Sony's business stabilizes with strong PS4 game sales
Sony's latest earnings reveal a simple truth: former CEO Kaz Hirai left the company in a relatively good position. In the full year leading up to March 31st, 2018, the company raked in revenue of...
07:53 am -04 - Fri, April 27, 2018
Engadget China's smartphone market sees its largest drop in five years
There's no question that China's smartphone industry is in a tough spot, but it's apparently worse than expected. Canalys has estimated that smartphone shipments in the country plummete...
06:53 am -04 - Fri, April 27, 2018
Engadget China's smartphone market sees its largest drop in five years
There's no question that China's smartphone industry is in a tough spot, but it's apparently worse than expected. Canalys has estimated that smartphone shipments in the country plummete...
06:01 am -04 - Fri, April 27, 2018
Engadget Pinterest is testing a way to search pins by skin tone
It can be hard to find the right makeup or outfit color combination ideas in a vast sea of Pinterest pins -- especially if you're not white. Since 70 percent of its users go on the website to dis...
04:56 am -04 - Fri, April 27, 2018
Engadget House Judiciary Committee hearing on social media called a 'hoax'
"A few weeks after Mark Zuckerberg appeared in front of Congress, House Representatives once again discussed social media, however, this time the guests were a little different. House Judiciary C...
02:44 am -04 - Fri, April 27, 2018
Engadget Pinterest made its app more accessible to the visually impaired
Pinterest announced some design changes this week aimed at making its app and website more accessible for the blind and visually impaired. The company partnered with Lighthouse for the Blind and Visua...
01:31 am -04 - Fri, April 27, 2018
Engadget MLB's virtual reality home run derby comes to PSVR and HTC Vive
Major League Baseball got into VR with a home run derby simulator that fans tried at the All-Star game and select ballparks last season. Earlier this year, the MLB promised it would bring the experien...
12:14 am -04 - Fri, April 27, 2018
Engadget Investigators used online DNA databases to hunt Golden State Killer
Yesterday several police departments in California announced the arrest of the "Golden State Killer," who killed a dozen people between 1978 and 1986 and has been accused of over 50 rapes. A...
10:59 pm -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget Students make hippotherapy more accessible with robotic horse
Mechanical engineering students at Rice University have designed a robotic horse that can mimic the movements of the real thing. The device, dubbed Stewie, is geared towards individuals requiring equi...
10:13 pm -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget NFL renews deal with Amazon for Thursday Night Football through 2019
A year ago, Amazon secured the rights to stream Thursday Night Football, reportedly beating the previous year's online broadcast partner Twitter (along with Facebook and YouTube) with a $50 milli...
09:58 pm -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget Amazon raises Prime fee to $119 in the US
Amazon will increase the cost of Prime membership in the US from $99 a year to $119 a year. According to CFO Brian Olsavsky on the latest earnings call, the 20 percent price increases will take into e...
09:39 pm -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget Apple's iTunes software comes to the Windows Store
Nearly a year after it was originally announced and several months later than planned, iTunes is finally available via the Windows Store. While functionally it's the same as installing from a reg...
09:30 pm -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget Axon opens ethics board to guide its use of AI in body cameras
Axon (formerly Taser) is keenly aware of the potential for Orwellian abuses of facial recognition, and it's taking an unusual step to avoid creating that drama with its body cameras and other ima...
09:07 pm -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget Amazon is doing what it does best: Making money hand over fist
With the first quarterly earnings report of 2018, Amazon shows no sign of slowing down. It reported sales of $51 billion in the past few months, which is an increase of 43 percent from this time last ...
09:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget Apple discontinues its AirPort WiFi routers
The longstanding rumors of Apple exiting the WiFi router market were true: the company is officially discontinuing its AirPort and Time Capsule base stations. An Apple spokesperson told Engadget that ...
08:42 pm -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget Microsoft's Surface revenue up 32 percent alongside its booming cloud
Perhaps the biggest surprise from Microsoft's third quarter earnings: Its Surface business is still going strong with nearly $1.1 billion in revenue. That's up 32 percent from last year, whe...
08:31 pm -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Get Samsung's Level On wireless headphones for $50
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...
07:56 pm -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget EU law would force Netflix, Amazon to stream more European content
European Union lawmakers have already made it so that people who travel around the EU can access their paid streaming media from the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime Video as if they were at home. Th...
07:35 pm -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget CEO doesnt know if MoviePass will offer a movie per day plan again
MoviePass is having a rough time of it. The company's too-good-to-be-true offer of one movie per day for $10 subscription model brought it 500,000 subscribers in one month, but MoviePass' fi...
07:35 pm -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget MoviePass CEO is unsure if it will offer a movie-per-day plan again
MoviePass is having a rough time of it. The company's too-good-to-be-true offer of one movie per day for $10 subscription model brought it 500,000 subscribers in one month, but MoviePass' fi...
06:55 pm -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget Netflix taps Gabriel Iglesias for comedy series and stand-up specials
Netflix has ordered multiple projects from comedian Gabriel Iglesias, according to Variety. The first is a multi-cam series called Mr. Iglesias, in which Iglesias will play a high school teacher at hi...
06:32 pm -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget Arcade classic '10-Yard Fight' is the Switch's first football game
Nintendo has been keen to capitalize on nostalgia, however, its latest attempt has us scratching our heads. Next week the Switch will have a football game to call its own, but rather than, say, a clas...
06:02 pm -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget CRISPR pioneer wants to make an at-home test that detects disease
Biotech company Mammoth Biosciences is working on a simple, portable test that would give everyone, from healthcare professionals to just people at home, the ability to detect various diseases, infect...
05:51 pm -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget Microsoft shuts down a 'Halo Online' fan mod
Microsoft takes copyright violations as seriously as Nintendo does, it'd seem. The Xbox-maker has requested that a fan-made version of Halo Online stop production. Microsoft canned the Russia-onl...
05:30 pm -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget Someday, every piece of a person will be replaceable
In the past half decade, medical science has made tremendous advances in reproductive organ transplant techniques. In the span of just four years, we've seen the first successful penile transplan...
05:16 pm -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget Alexa will soon have a memory
You'd be forgiven for thinking that Amazon's Alexa was an amnesiac: it can't remember important long-term info, or even that you started talking to it a few moments ago. Soon, though,...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget Nintendo Labo review: A labor of love
Over the last week, I've spent more than 20 hours folding and assembling cardboard, and I've learned a few things. One: You don't want to follow exactly in my footsteps. And two: Ninten...
04:40 pm -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget Disney's 'Force Jacket' prototype allows you to feel every VR punch
We're only starting to take advantage of all that AR and VR can offer. Now, the challenge is to make the experience immersive, engaging your entire body in whatever your brain is perceiving. That...
04:21 pm -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget Fake Mark Zuckerbergs tried to scam Facebook users for cash
A number of Facebook and Instagram accounts have been parading as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg, tricking vulnerable individuals into sending large amounts of money in order to ...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget Dropbox's Paper documents app now supports custom layouts
Dropbox has been pushing out a bunch of updates to its core products over the last few weeks, and its collaborative document-building service Paper is the latest to get some major tweaks. As of today,...
03:30 pm -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget HD vinyl is a promise, not a product
G&uuml;nter Loibl thinks vinyl needs an update. Two years ago he filed a patent for a new way to make records, using lasers (rather than a traditional cutting lathe) to pack the grooves tighter an...
03:14 pm -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget House sends key music royalties bill to the Senate
Today, the Music Modernization Act passed the House of Representatives in a unanimous vote (there were no negative votes, but 16 representatives did not cast a vote). The bill still needs to be passed...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget Tile brings video and voice to its trackers with help from Comcast
Tile's Bluetooth trackers help people keep tabs on their keys, wallets and other items they don't want to lose, and today the company is making it a little easier for some to keep track of t...
02:42 pm -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget Dutch police seize revenge porn site Anon-IB
Dutch police have seized revenge porn site Anon-IB, Motherboard reports. The site currently redirects to a Dutch police force website with an image stating, "Cybercrime teams from the Dutch polic...
02:23 pm -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget IBM is using blockchain to confirm the origins of jewelry
While blockchain is the system that supports cryptocurrency, the decentralized ledger can have wide applications outside of crypto. Today, TechCrunch reports that IBM has set up a blockchain system to...
02:02 pm -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget Europe wants to regulate how tech giants treat other companies
Europe is introducing new rules for Google, Apple, Amazon and other large platforms forcing them to handle customer complaints better and be more transparent about rankings. The proposed regulations, ...
01:41 pm -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget Tesla loses Autopilot chief Jim Keller
Tesla's Autopilot chief has left the building. The automaker hired veteran chipmaker Jim Keller from AMD back in 2016 before it announced that it's working on its own AI chip. Keller worked ...
01:41 pm -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget Tesla loses Autopilot chief Jim Keller (updated)
Tesla's Autopilot chief has left the building. The automaker hired veteran chipmaker Jim Keller from AMD back in 2016 before it announced that it's working on its own AI chip. Keller worked ...
01:22 pm -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget Google wants the Clean Power Plan to stick around too
If we don't want the seas to boil and the skies to burn, we need to stop polluting the world with climate altering gases. Unfortunately, the Environmental Protection Agency is planning to gut the...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget Mozillas 'Hubs' is a VR chatroom for every headset and browser
On a Manhattan rooftop earlier this week, Mozilla previewed its newest concept, a group VR hangout service called Hubs. Unlike the virtual-reality environments shown off by Facebook and others, you do...
12:38 pm -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget Snap's new Spectacles offer better quality for more money
As rumored, Snap has unveiled a new set of Spectacles with new colors and better specs that address user complaints with the first model. To better aid in their spring break beach appeal, the new mode...
12:29 pm -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget Sonos confirms only newer speakers will support AirPlay 2
When Sonos announced forthcoming support for AirPlay 2 back in October, it was pretty vague about exactly what that would look like. Now, it's clarified matters, and while support is definitely o...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget TCL's premium 4K HDR Roku TVs start at $649
TCL had a pretty good year in 2017, with over 23 million TVs shipped around the world. It even climbed the ranks to become the number two TV brand in the US, according to last September's NPD rep...
11:31 am -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget AMD's 'Combat Crate Bundles' help gamers quickly build PCs
Thanks to the stupidity that is Bitcoin mining, graphics cards for gaming have become wildly over-expensive. AMD has come to the rescue with the Combat Crate Bundle, giving you the main components you...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget Garmin's Approach S10 GPS golf watch is simple and cheap
Garmin has added an entry-level golf watch to its growing number of wearables for those who love the sport but aren't obsessed enough to shell out two Benjamins for one of the brand's other ...
10:48 am -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Cyborg dragons, Facebook's AI and hate speech
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Facebook is still making money. Samsung's made record profits and Elon Musk tweets about building a cyborg dragon. Of course. Oh, and the latest pro-gamer re...
10:05 am -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget LG celebrates record profits by making its biggest ever acquisition
LG has revealed its biggest acquisition yet shortly after it announced that it has reached its highest quarterly profit since 2009. The Korean corporation has snapped up Austrian company ZKW, which is...
09:20 am -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget Spotify streaming comes to Sky Q boxes
Spotify is available on Sky Q from today, letting you play music via your Sky Soundbox or stream music to your TV speakers via AirPlay or Bluetooth. It's the first high-profile app to come to the...
09:02 am -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget Nintendos Switch is a moneymaking hit and the future looks good
The last time Nintendo opened its books, we learned that the Switch had already sold more in nine months than the Wii U had in its entire lifetime. But it's only natural that after a spike in int...
08:15 am -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget Snapchat will test unskippable ads in May
Snapchat is considering a new-but-familiar way to profit from its content: According to DigiDay, the company will start testing six-second TV commercial-like ads starting around May 15. By "comme...
06:58 am -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget Samsung shows record profits despite weak demand for mobile OLED
With its latest earnings report, Samsung notched its fourth straight quarter showing record operating profits of $14.4 billion. As predicted, that's mostly due to the memory chips it makes that g...
06:02 am -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget Facebook appoints ex-FCC chief as head of public policy
Now that Facebook is facing the possibility of stronger government oversight, it's putting someone who knows how the government works in charge of public policy. The social network has appointed ...
04:32 am -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget Police take down the world's largest DDoS-for-hire service
The internet might be slightly safer against distributed denial of service attacks in the near future... slightly. Police in twelve countries have taken down WebStresser, believed to be the world'...
03:06 am -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget Facebook's apology ad tries to remind you of the good times
Remember when Facebook was a place where you wished happy birthday to people you never interact with otherwise and occasionally pulled up an ex's current pictures to see how they're doing? I...
02:06 am -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget Amazon and Tesla listed among the most dangerous US workplaces
Amazon and Tesla are usually proud of appearing on lists, but not this time around. The advocacy group National Council for Occupational Safety and Health has placed both companies on a "Dirty D...
01:00 am -04 - Thu, April 26, 2018
Engadget Adidas' NYC-inspired shoe was designed using data from runners
When I woke up this morning, I didn't imagine I'd spend part of my day inside a massive shipping container on a parking lot right under the Brooklyn Bridge. But that's exactly what happ...
11:54 pm -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget Ford will stop selling most of its cars in North America
If there was any doubt that the auto industry is rapidly changing, Ford just delivered proof. The industry pioneer is scaling back its North American small car lineup in North America to just two veh...
11:13 pm -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget Zuckerberg: Its easier for AI to detect nipples than hate speech
Today, Facebook released its Q1 earnings, which showed the company can still make more money and attract more users year-on-year despite staggering controversy. During a Q&amp;A session after with...
10:54 pm -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget Sheryl Sandberg: Facebook has 'thought about' paid subscriptions
When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified in front of a Senate commission earlier this month, he made a statement that hinted at the company exploring paid subscriptions down the line. He specifical...
10:35 pm -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget Volvo aims for half of its sales to be fully electric by 2025
Last year, Volvo announced that starting in 2019, all models it unveils will have an electric motor, whether it by a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid or a fully electric EV. Today, Electrek reports, the autom...
09:35 pm -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget Volvo's Polestar 1 luxury hybrid will cost $155,000
At the Geneva Motor Show last month, Volvo flaunted its long-range plug-in hybrid Polestar 1, which can pull with 600 horsepower thanks to its two electric motors and a 2.0 liter turbo engine. The fin...
09:08 pm -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget Pro gaming team signs 13-year-old Fortnite player
Among the four members making up pro gaming organization Team Secret's new European Fortnite squad, one stood out: 13-year-old Kyle "Mongraal" Jackson. Almost immediately after the team...
08:47 pm -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget The 'Wallace and Grommit' studio is creating an emotional WWI game
Games set in real-world conflicts don't necessarily glorify war, but it's rare that they fully address the horrors of war. For every poignant story like Valiant Hearts, there's many mor...
08:18 pm -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget Constant controversy hasn't stopped Facebook from making money
When it comes to public perception, Facebook hasn't had the best 2018 so far. Over the past few months, the company's been working hard to clean up its image after dealing with a series of n...
07:44 pm -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget Amazon fixed an exploit that allowed Alexa to listen all the time
Amazon's Alexa is good at listening, since it has to be ready when you say its wake word, like "Alexa," "Echo" or "Computer." That very same feature, though, has peo...
07:27 pm -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget YouTube adds more rigorous parental controls to its Kids app
Google and YouTube have been struggling with how to let kids watch videos without also exposing them to inappropriate content. Even the YouTube Kids app has suggested not-for-kids conspiracy theory vi...
06:56 pm -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget Facebook will skip House hearing on social media censorship
Mark Zuckerberg won't be taking another trip to Washington DC anytime soon. There's a hearing on Capitol Hill this Thursday regarding the way social media firms filter content, according to ...
06:35 pm -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget Elon Musk: 'Oh btw Im building a cyborg dragon'
Oh btw I'm building a cyborg dragon&mdash; Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 25, 2018Where my Model 3, tho?...
06:26 pm -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget Google uses its search skills to help fight opioid addiction
Google is using its influence as a search giant to fight opioid addiction in the US. The company has partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration on a prescription drug take back tool that uses ...
06:05 pm -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget Loot crates are now illegal in Belgium
Officials in Belgium have determined that loot boxes violate the country's gambling laws and if publishers don't remove them from their games, they face jail time and fines. Specifically, FI...
05:44 pm -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget Casio is reportedly done making compact cameras
Sure, Casio may be known more for remaining committed to digital wristwatches while introducing its own take on the smartwatch fad. But the company has kept a foothold in the compact camera market, pr...
05:23 pm -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget 8K TVs are coming, but don't buy the hype
By Rob PegoraroIf the 8,294,400 pixels of resolution on an Ultra High Definition television just don't seem to convey enough detail, fear not: The electronics industry has heard your cry.Even as ...
05:02 pm -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget Researchers create device that opens hotel doors with old key cards
Researchers at cybersecurity firm F-Secure have designed a device that can pull data off of hotel key cards and essentially create a master key for an entire hotel. Alarmingly, the key card doesn'...
04:41 pm -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget Netflix's 'Follow This' chronicles the BuzzFeed news cycle
Netflix and BuzzFeed have teamed up to do short-form documentaries on BuzzFeed's own reporters. Follow This will consist of a 20-episode weekly series that will premiere on July 9th, according to...
04:19 pm -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget Snapchat's latest AR trick turns Lenses into games
Snapchat's augmented reality Lenses are clever, but not particularly engaging. You probably won't use them outside of the occasional moment when they help express what you're feeling. ...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget Bandsintown integrates Apple Music for in-app streaming
If you're like me, looking at your local concert listings is usually accompanied by blasting the music of the bands you encounter along the way. That task typically requires multiple apps, but li...
03:44 pm -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget Lexus' 2019 ES will be its first model with CarPlay support
Toyota has slowly been entering the modern era with full smartphone integration in its cars, and now it's time for the company's upscale Lexus badge. Lexus has revealed that the 2019 ES sed...
03:29 pm -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget DOJ is reportedly investigating Huawei for violating Iran sanctions
The US government (and its intelligence agencies) have been warning consumers against buying Huawei smartphones, which has led to major cellular carriers in the country backing away from deals with th...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget Hypnospace Outlaw is GeoCities moderator, the game
If you used the internet in the mid-to-late 90s, you probably remember GeoCities. Bright, garish webpages full of animated glitter and barely readable text. It was a different time, before Facebook, T...
02:48 pm -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget Hackers steal over $150,000 in cryptocurrency with DNS scam
MyEtherWallet (MEW) is one of the most popular online wallets for cryptocurrency. Now, it appears that the site was the subject of a DNS hack and some users lost their money. MEW wasn't directly ...
02:24 pm -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget Microsoft plans version of Windows 10 for devices with limited storage
A smaller, more pared down version of Windows 10 was spotted in the latest Redstone 5 preview build. Microsoft is calling it Windows 10 Lean and it's 2GB smaller in size than standard editions of...
01:50 pm -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget Amazon made a kid-friendly Alexa with an Echo Dot to match
Amazon has unveiled the Echo Dot Kids Edition with a custom version of Alexa that will read to kids, play music, answer questions and do other chores. It uses a new flavor of its FreeTime app called F...
01:42 pm -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget An e-waste recycler is going to jail for pirating Windows
Eric Lundgren is a renowned innovator in the field of recycling e-waste. The 33-year-old man is the founder of the first electronic hybrid recycling facility in the United States, which uses old mobil...
01:21 pm -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget Philips' huge 4K monitor is the first with super-bright HDR
DisplayHDR certification assures consumers of an excellent standard of monitor performance, but none have received the top level -- until now. Philips' 43-inch Momentum (436M6) is the first to ge...
01:02 pm -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget YouTube's algorithms couldn't detect graphic bestiality images
YouTube might have pulled 8.3 million videos violating its guidelines in the fourth quarter of 2017, but the platform is still plagued with various kinds of disturbing content. A new BuzzFeed report, ...
12:32 pm -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget 'Tacoma' brings space-sleuthing to PS4 on May 8th
Last August, Gone Home developer Fullbright released Tacoma on Xbox One, PC, Mac and Linux. It was an ambitious adventure game set on an empty space station in 2088; you played as a sort of space dete...
12:03 pm -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget Google joins others in making the gun emoji a water pistol
Google is updating its gun emoji to replace the image of a handgun with that of an orange and yellow water pistol. The change is, according to Emojipedia, rolling out to Android users in an update, an...
11:31 am -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget Dell 2-in-1 has an unknown Intel and AMD 'Pro' graphics chip
Dell has unveiled its new professional PC lineup, and among them was the intriguing 15-inch Precision 5530 2-in-1. Dell calls it the "world's smallest 15-inch 2-in-1 workstation," and i...
11:12 am -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget Twitter sees another profit as user numbers grow
Three months ago, Twitter was able to tell the world that, for the first time in its 12-year life, it had made a profit. The company can now say that those good numbers weren't a blip, since it h...
11:12 am -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget Twitter posts another profit and adds 6 million users
Three months ago, Twitter was able to tell the world that, for the first time in its 12-year life, it had made a profit. The company can now say that those good numbers weren't a blip, since it h...
11:01 am -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget YouTube Remix could mean the end of Google Play Music
Google will reportedly shutter Google Play Music as part of a long-rumored audio and video cleanup. According to Droidlife, the subscription streaming service &mdash; a rival to Spotify, Apple Mus...
10:30 am -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Gmail gets an overdue redesign
It's the middle of the week? Already? Well, we advise you take a peek at Gmail's new look and get ready for a slew of earnings reports later today that will include Facebook, Twitter, AT&...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget The latest Harry Potter mobile game puts Hogwarts in your pocket
In Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, which launched today for Android and iOS, players create their own character and progress through seven years of rigorous tutelage at the Hogwarts School of Witchcra...
09:02 am -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget Amazon renews 'Jack Ryan' months before it premieres
Amazon is confident that Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan will be a success -- so confident, in fact, that it's not waiting for initial viewings to declare it a hit. The company has already renewed Ja...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget Opera's 'Flow' keeps its new mobile and desktop browsers synced
Opera continues to lag behind Chrome and its other rivals, but it's not out of the browser game just yet. The company has launched a brand new mobile browser, an updated one for desktop and a way...
07:01 am -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget Gmails big redesign helps you spend less time in your inbox
We probably don't need to tell you that Gmail has become the email service of choice for innumerable people since it first went live in 2004. New features have been added at a steady clip ever si...
07:00 am -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget OnePlus 6 will make its debut on May 16th
OnePlus hasn't exactly been shy about hinting that its next phone is right around the corner, and now you know just when to expect it. The company has announced a OnePlus 6 launch event in Londo...
05:31 am -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget Hulu cancels Aaron Paul-starrer 'The Path'
We're afraid some of the Meyerism Movement's unanswered secrets will forever remain a mystery, now that Hulu has chosen not to renew The Path. The streaming platform has canceled one of its ...
05:31 am -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget Hulu cancels 'The Path' after three seasons
We're afraid some of the Meyerism Movement's unanswered secrets will forever remain a mystery, now that Hulu has chosen not to renew The Path. The streaming platform has canceled one of its ...
04:23 am -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget Xbox One update can automatically put your TV in game mode
Starting today, Microsoft is rolling out its"Spring Update" for the Xbox One, but it isn't done adding new features for the season. The update that all users will get over the next few ...
02:55 am -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget BMWs Concept iX3 dials back the futuristic styling
As we enter the BMW Group Research and Innovation Centre (also known as FIZ) in Munich Germany, I'm asked to give up my ID. Guests are rarely admitted and journalists are almost never allowed ins...
02:03 am -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget Researchers digitize writing with cheap, touch-sensitive paper
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a paper that can track touch, which, among other applications, could lead to an inexpensive way to digitize writing. They're presenting th...
01:08 am -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget LG G7 ThinQ will come with a super bright display
LG, as per its tradition of teasing its upcoming flagship smartphones, has yet again dished out some tidbits about the G7 ThinQ ahead of launch next month. Specifically, the latest tease is all about ...
12:38 am -04 - Wed, April 25, 2018
Engadget Samsung's 970 series SSDs provide the write speeds you crave
Few would call Samsung's 960-series SSDs slow (or indeed, most any NVMe SSD), but that isn't stopping the company from refining the formula. The newly launched 970 Evo and 970 Pro drives ta...
11:54 pm -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget Facebook was a bulletin board for identity theft sales
Cybercriminals have been advertising stolen information like addresses, credit card numbers, dates of birth and social security numbers on Facebook, Motherboard reports today, and they've been do...
11:03 pm -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget Amazon confirms the existence of a 'Fire TV Cube'
The next-generation Fire TV might take on a cube-shaped form. AFTVNews has discovered a page on Amazon's website where you can sign up to receive more info about a certain "Fire TV Cube.&quo...
11:03 pm -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget Amazon confirms the existence of a 'Fire TV Cube' (update)
The next-generation Fire TV might take on a cube-shaped form. AFTVNews has discovered a page on Amazon's website where you can sign up to receive more info about a certain "Fire TV Cube.&quo...
10:25 pm -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget Snapchat backtracks on its redesign to highlight friends' Stories
When Snap unveiled its giant Snapchat redesign in fall 2017, it was emphatic that your friends' content would remain separate from superstars and media giants. The company might be having second...
09:55 pm -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget NVIDIA's AI fixes photos by recognizing what's missing
Most image editing tools aren't terribly bright when you ask them to fix a photo. They'll borrow content from adjacent pixels (such as Adobe's recently demonstrated context-aware AI fi...
09:34 pm -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget Sports Illustrated's standalone streaming service is now available
Sports Illustrated's television offering (SI TV) launched last November on Amazon Channels for $5 per month. Plans to expand the service to Roku, iOS, Android and web browsers have been in the wo...
09:16 pm -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget WhatsApp will require users in Europe to be at least 16 years old
As we get closer to the launch of Europe's new GDPR privacy standards, a number of companies are announcing some changes that will affect European users. Today, Sky News reports that WhatsApp has...
08:55 pm -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget 'Destiny 2' Warmind add-on puts a horde event on arctic Mars
Bungie had teased that the second DLC for its sci-fi shooter Destiny 2, named Warmind after the game's humanity-defending mega-AI, would come out May 8th. In a livestream today, the company final...
08:37 pm -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget 'Sense8' finale will debut on Netflix June 8th
We're still wondering what happened to Wolfgang on head-scratcher sci-fi series Sense8, and it sounds like our answers might arrive sooner than expected. Netflix today announced that the wrap-up ...
08:18 pm -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget Hobbyist builds the first Sony E-Mount film camera
Sony is the one major imaging company that has never built a film camera, having leaped straight into DSLRs in 2006 after buying Minolta. A hobbyist named Alexander Gee has just pulled off a neat tric...
07:59 pm -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget Senate bill would require clearly worded terms for online data privacy
Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Kennedy (R-LA) have introduced a new bill aimed at protecting consumers' online data privacy. They announced plans for such a bill earlier this month after ...
07:38 pm -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget Facebook continues to limit access to user data for third-party apps
In the wake of all the trouble from Cambridge Analytica's access and misuse of data, Facebook continues to update its policies around third-party access to user data. At the beginning of April, I...
07:17 pm -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget Whats left of Yahoo slapped with $35 million fine over 2014 data breach
In 2014, Yahoo suffered a breach that exposed personal data for 500 million users -- but they refused to tell anyone and the news didn't break until late 2016. For failing to disclose the inciden...
07:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget The 65th anniversary Corvette is a performance beast for data nerds
The Corvette is 65 years old. Take a moment to let that sink in. Typically, in your sixties, you slow down. You relax and if you're lucky, settle into a nice long retirement. The 2018 Z06 Carbon ...
06:41 pm -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget Discord comes to Xbox for integrated chats
Discord added an SDK to make it easier for friends to jump into each other's games and even added Spotify integration, but the service has stood on its own as a scrappy alternative to much bigger...
06:27 pm -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget Instagram Stories now allows multiple photo and video uploads at once
Instagram will now let users upload multiple pictures and videos to their Stories at once. When uploading media, you'll now see an icon at the top right corner of your screen and tapping it will ...
06:11 pm -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget Test your hostage negotiation skills in Detroit: Become Human demo
Detroit: Become Human is out at the end of next month, but you can get a taste of it today. The PlayStation 4 exclusive has a demo out today on the PlayStation Network Store (where else would it be?)....
05:50 pm -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget iOS 11.3.1 fixes unresponsive third-party iPhone 8 displays
Apple has just released iOS 11.3.1, which promises to fix a bug affecting iPhones that shipped with iOS 11.3. The update unfortunately made the touch input on some iPhone 8 devices unresponsive when s...
05:33 pm -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget Instagram users can download a copy of their data
We've known about Instagram's plans to create a data portability tool for a while now; it was created to better comply with the UK's upcoming Data Protection Bill and gives its users th...
05:22 pm -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget Touch-sensitive wall might let you control home devices in the future
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research Pittsburgh think we can do more with our walls. In a research paper they're presenting this week at the ACM CHI Conference on Human F...
04:53 pm -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget 'PUBG' players on Xbox One can test the game's second map
It's been tough times if you're a PUBG player on the Xbox One: while your PC counterparts have been getting a taste of the battle royale game's third map, you've had to make do wit...
04:30 pm -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget Hubble flies through the Milky Way's 'raucous star nursery'
Over the past 28 years, the Hubble Space Telescope has inspired a generation of astronomers with insanely dramatic views of the universe, but it's hardly done blowing our minds. NASA has unveiled...
04:10 pm -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget Battle royale pioneer 'H1Z1' comes to PS4 on May 22nd
PS4 players don't have many major choices for battle royale games: there's Fortnite, of course, but you won't find PUBG or up-and-coming games like Radical Heights. All that is about to...
03:53 pm -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget DoorDash will deliver groceries from Walmart in Atlanta
Walmart's latest tech trick is delivering groceries via DoorDash. Except instead of this being a Walmart offering, it's actually being led by DoorDash according to TechCrunch. End users shou...
03:29 pm -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget A first look at Spotifys redesigned free mobile experience
As rumored, Spotify today unveiled a redesigned app that's geared toward users of its free music-streaming service at an event in New York City. The new mobile experience is all about personalize...
03:17 pm -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a set of refinished AirPods courtesy of BlackPods!
AirPods have been around for a while, so many of us have gotten over the slightly weird look of them (with at least one notable exception). While Apple still has yet to expand the options beyond plain...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget Purism's privacy-focused phone will support Ubuntu Touch
Purism's security-focused smartphone, the Librem 5, will come with support for Ubuntu Touch when it ships next year. According to the company, which made its mark building ultra-secure, open plat...
02:40 pm -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget What we're playing: 'Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze'
This month, Reviews Editor Jamie Rigg discovers one of Nintendo's many slept-on classics. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze came out back in 2014, but because the Wii U wasn't the most po...
02:20 pm -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget Spotify brings on-demand listening to its free mobile app
Spotify's free tier is now decidedly more useful when you're on the move. The streaming music service has unveiled a new free version of its mobile app that no longer forces you to shuffle ...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget 'Wolfenstein II' blasts its way to the Switch on June 29th
It's been a long time in coming, but the Nintendo Switch adaptation of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is (almost) here. Bethesda has announced that the Nazi-punching sequel will be available on...
01:46 pm -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget Ford's electric GoBikes have arrived in San Francisco
Bike-sharing company Motivate is expanding its San Francisco offering to include electric versions of Ford's GoBikes. They'll be available at no extra cost in the same way as Ford's reg...
01:32 pm -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget Selfie-snapping monkey loses copyright infringement case (again)
The copyright battle over who owns that famous toothy selfie taken by a macaque monkey in Indonesia apparently didn't end when the parties involved reached a settlement last year. On Monday, an a...
01:12 pm -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget Amazon can deliver packages to the inside of your car
Amazon Key's in-home delivery is all well and good (assuming you trust it in the first place), but there's an obvious caveat: you have to go home to get your package. Now, you might not eve...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget Pandora Premium arrives on Xbox One
Pandora has dragged its heels expanding its Premium service beyond mobile -- a web player only arrived in February, nearly a year after the mobile launch. But now it's opening up its offerings fu...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget Roku adds private listening for multiple viewers
Many living room media players support headphones to let one person watch videos without disrupting anyone. But that's not how it always works. What if you want to watch Netflix with your spouse ...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget Roku is getting free live news, starting with ABC
If there's one thing streaming video watchers love, it's free stuff. So it wasn't a huge surprise to see Roku launch a free ad-supported movie channel of its own last year. Now, it'...
12:30 pm -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget MIT researchers turn water into 'calm' software
Our lives are busy and full of distractions. Modern computing. with its constant notifications and enticing red bubbles next to apps, seems designed to keep us enthralled. MIT Media Lab's Tangibl...
12:30 pm -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget MIT researchers turn water into 'calm' computer interfaces
Our lives are busy and full of distractions. Modern computing. with its constant notifications and enticing red bubbles next to apps, seems designed to keep us enthralled. MIT Media Lab's Tangibl...
12:02 pm -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget Hackers find an 'unpatchable' way to breach the Nintendo Switch
Security researchers from ReSwitched have discovered a Nintendo Switch vulnerability that could let hackers run arbitrary code on all current consoles. Dubbed "Fus&eacute;e Gel&eacute;e&q...
11:24 am -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget Apple recruits Samsung VP to kickstart growth in South Korea
Apple is way behind Samsung in the Korean brand's home country, so it has decided to recruit someone who knows the market and its staunchest rival very well. According to Bloomberg, Cupertino has...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget Viacom perseveres with Snapchat-exclusive TV shows
Even though Instagram's Snapchat-like Stories has more users than Snapchat itself, the original ephemeral app's longtime partner Viacom remains immune to its charms. The media conglomerate (...
10:58 am -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget 'Starcraft II' finally gets a store for player-made maps
Newer Blizzard titles like Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm are free to play, but they do offer as many paid extras as you can shake a stick at. That's normal these days, of course, but StarCr...
10:30 am -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Amazon's household robot rumors
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to Tuesday! We review the best Android phone you'll probably never get to buy, the wonderful game mash-up of Super Mario 64 and Ocarina of Time and Go...
10:02 am -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget Did you know that Google Search on Android is a podcast player?
Whether you're listening to the newest installment of a daily podcast you're subscribed to or binging the latest true crime series, being able to pause a podcast on one device and pick it ba...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget Facebook publishes its community standards playbook
Facebook has had community standards for awhile now, but it hasn't always been clear on what is or isn't allowed on its platform. This has occasionally led to some serious confusion. Last ye...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget Maybach Ultimate Luxury EV brings its own tea service
If an automaker wants to succeed in China, they need to electrify their cars. The country has strict EV plans and for anyone looking to buy a car in a city like Beijing, going electric means not havin...
06:20 am -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget YouTube removed 8.3 million videos in the last quarter of 2017
YouTube removed 8.3 million videos between October and December 2017, according to the platform's first ever community guidelines enforcement report. The Google-owned video-sharing website found ...
03:17 am -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget Target promises EV chargers at more than 100 stores
Walmart isn't the only big retailer installing a slew of EV chargers in its parking lots. Target and a collection of retail property owners (PDF) have unveiled plans to add a horde of charging s...
02:12 am -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget HTC's latest Vive Pro VR kit is built for business
You can already get HTC's Vive Pro in a bundle aimed at first-timers, but what if you're a business buyer who needs it for VR design and training? You're covered now, too. HTC has rel...
01:04 am -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget YouTube mistakenly pulls video exposing Alex Jones conspiracy
YouTube has been trying to reduce instances of mistaken video takedowns, but it's evident there's still some work to do. The company temporarily pulled a video from watchdog group Media Mat...
01:04 am -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget YouTube mistakenly pulls video exposing Alex Jones' conspiracy theories
YouTube has been trying to reduce instances of mistaken video takedowns, but it's evident there's still some work to do. The company temporarily pulled a video from watchdog group Media Matt...
12:29 am -04 - Tue, April 24, 2018
Engadget Facebook starts verifying political advertisers in the US
Early this month, Facebook announced it will change how political ads appear on the company's platforms. Anyone advertising about elections or issues would need their identity 'verified'...
11:58 pm -04 - Mon, April 23, 2018
Engadget What's on TV: 'Handmaid's Tale,' '3%' and 'Archer'
This week the NFL Draft takes place, squeezed in between NBA and NHL playoffs action. At the same time Archer is back to open another season, along with Netflix's 3% and The Handmaid's Tale ...
11:28 pm -04 - Mon, April 23, 2018
Engadget GOG gets social by adding user profiles
GOG is introducing user profiles, which will bring a touch of social interaction to the DRM-free games marketplace. The platform has hesitantly modernized over the years to compete with Steam, adding ...
10:24 pm -04 - Mon, April 23, 2018
Engadget 'Fortnite' is coming to China
The popular battle royale game Fortnite is coming to China, thanks to a partnership between its creator Epic Games and Tencent. The Chinese tech giant, which owns over 40 percent of Epic, will handle ...
09:52 pm -04 - Mon, April 23, 2018
Engadget Facebook details its fight to stop terrorist content
Last June, Facebook described how it uses AI to help find and take down terrorist content on its platform and in November, the company said that its AI tools had allowed it to remove nearly all ISIS- ...
09:31 pm -04 - Mon, April 23, 2018
Engadget Byton teases its second experience-driven vehicle
Byton wowed us at CES back in January with its first autonomous EV concept car, a smart SUV built for passenger comfort. At the Beijing Motor Show, the company teased its second vehicle concept, an el...
09:31 pm -04 - Mon, April 23, 2018
Engadget Byton teases its second 'experience-driven' vehicle
Byton wowed us at CES back in January with its first autonomous EV concept car, a smart SUV built for passenger comfort. At the Beijing Motor Show, the company teased its second vehicle concept, an el...
09:07 pm -04 - Mon, April 23, 2018
Engadget Adobe Premiere makes it easier to edit Insta360 Pro footage
Insta360's more affordable 8K VR camera was made available for pre-orders in 2017, with a major software update in December of that same year that kicked the high-end 360-degree camera's ima...
09:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 23, 2018
Engadget Twitch's custom extensions can now ask for Bits
You didn't think Twitch would offer streamer extensions without finding a way to generate money from them, did you? Sure enough, the customization feature now accepts Bits (the microtransactions...
08:40 pm -04 - Mon, April 23, 2018
Engadget Despite bigger ambitions, Google is still an ad business
As we already know, Google's parent company Alphabet makes the bulk of its money from ads. We also learned in quarters past that revenue from its non-Google projects, which it calls "Other B...
08:20 pm -04 - Mon, April 23, 2018
Engadget Atlanta spends more than $2 million to recover from ransomware attack
Last month, Atlanta's city government was hit with a ransomware attack that caused courthouse documents and services like payment processing to become inaccessible. The ransom demand was approxim...
08:03 pm -04 - Mon, April 23, 2018
Engadget Samsung Pay finally works with your PayPal Wallet
Samsung Pay support for PayPal was unveiled back in July of last year with promises that it would be ready "soon," but that clearly didn't happen -- you've had to use your regular ...
07:45 pm -04 - Mon, April 23, 2018
Engadget Volvo's S90 Ambience Concept is a planetarium for passengers
While drivers experience most of the stress of a drive, it's important to remember that passengers are also prone to anxiety. After a long day at work (or fighting Twitter trolls) it can be tough...
07:24 pm -04 - Mon, April 23, 2018
Engadget Netflix gives 'Fast and Furious' the cartoon treatment it deserves
With eight feature releases and a couple of short films, the Fast and Furious franchise has worked its way into the public consciousness. When you think about it, though, while the films are rated PG-...
06:52 pm -04 - Mon, April 23, 2018
Engadget Samsung could use AR Emoji as stand-ins during video chats
Samsung's AR Emoji may be useful for considerably more than the occasional funny reaction GIF. The tech giant recently received a US patent for a "hybrid visual communication" system th...
06:30 pm -04 - Mon, April 23, 2018
Engadget A VR film forced me to confront my fear of the sea
The first time I realized I was terrified of whales, I was surprised. I had been scrolling through Instagram and saw a picture of a boat adrift in the ocean with the gigantic shadow of a whale below i...
06:08 pm -04 - Mon, April 23, 2018
Engadget The first major 'PUBG' tournament takes place in Berlin this summer
Player Unknown Battlegrounds, aka PUBG, has been pushing its way to the eSports realm for quite some time now. While it has moved beyond the straight-up battle royale genre it popularized with new gam...
05:47 pm -04 - Mon, April 23, 2018
Engadget CBS All Access and its exclusive shows are now available in Canada
CBS' subscription on-demand streaming service is now available in Canada. It's the first launch of CBS All Access outside of the US and it will give Canadian residents access to new episodes...
05:31 pm -04 - Mon, April 23, 2018
Engadget Uber drivers will no longer see exact location history for riders
Uber has been improving both driver and passenger safety with new features -- or, in its latest move, by modifying existing settings. As part of a new pilot program, the company will soon start obscur...
05:11 pm -04 - Mon, April 23, 2018
Engadget Johns Hopkins performs the first total penis and scrotum transplant
The first US penis transplant was successfully performed in 2016. Last year, a uterus transplant recipient gave birth for the first time in the US, too. Now, doctors at Johns Hopkins University have s...
04:47 pm -04 - Mon, April 23, 2018
Engadget EU launches anti-trust investigation into Apples purchase of Shazam
Late last year, Apple announced that it would be acquiring Shazam. Due to the size of the deal, Apple didn't have to get clearance from the European Commission (EC) itself, as it would have had t...
04:27 pm -04 - Mon, April 23, 2018
Engadget Court blocks Trump's delay of fuel efficiency penalties
The Trump administration's efforts to undo car efficiency guidelines just hit a major obstacle. A federal court has blocked a White House attempt to delay the implementation of a rule toughening ...
04:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 23, 2018
Engadget Why is a celebrity personal finance guru suing Facebook?
Martin Lewis is a British journalist, TV presenter and Ralph Nader-esque campaigner who has announced that he will sue Facebook for defamation. The consumer champion has seen his face co-opted by nefa...
04:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 23, 2018
Engadget Why is a celebrity personal-finance guru suing Facebook?
Martin Lewis is a British journalist, TV presenter and Ralph Nader-esque campaigner who has announced that he will sue Facebook for defamation. The consumer champion has seen his face co-opted by nefa...
03:48 pm -04 - Mon, April 23, 2018
Engadget Deezer now creates weekly playlists based on your listening habits
Not to be left behind by the competition, Deezer is tweaking its Flow feature. The app's latest update augments the automatically curated playlist tool to include tracks from artists related to w...
03:48 pm -04 - Mon, April 23, 2018
Engadget Deezer now creates playlists based on your listening habits (updated)
Not to be left behind by the competition, Deezer is tweaking its Flow feature. The app's latest update augments the automatically curated playlist tool to include tracks from artists related to w...
03:30 pm -04 - Mon, April 23, 2018
Engadget Google Assistant's routines are an easy way to automate your home
Since Amazon's Echo arrived in late 2014, voice assistants have become increasingly important in making sense of the disparate smart home devices like speakers, light bulbs, thermostats, security...
03:19 pm -04 - Mon, April 23, 2018
Engadget Facebook explains what advertisers know about you
Facebook is still facing heat over its privacy controls in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and it's trying to reassure users that their personal info isn't on the open market. ...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 23, 2018
Engadget 'Super Mario 64: Ocarina of Time is the perfect Nintendo mashup
Super Mario 64 is considered to be one of the greatest video games of all time. Its large, imaginative levels and increasingly difficult challenges have defined the 3D platformer genre since its relea...
02:30 pm -04 - Mon, April 23, 2018
Engadget Huawei P20 Pro review: The best phone you'll never buy
For the past few months, Huawei has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons &mdash; the US government warned against buying the company's phones, which led to the breakdown of near-fi...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 23, 2018
Engadget Samsung is making six TV series just for VR
With all the immersive games, films and documentaries available, there are plenty of interesting VR experiences for your headset. Samsung wants to make sure you'll never run out, announcing today...
01:37 pm -04 - Mon, April 23, 2018
Engadget Scientists grow human brain tissue in mice
Brain "organoids" made from stem cells are a promising way to study the brain, but the longest they've survived in a petri dish is just five weeks. Researchers from the Salk Institute r...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 23, 2018
Engadget The best lightweight gaming laptops
Back at CES a few months ago, I wrote that we were entering a golden age in lightweight gaming laptops. It started last year with NVIDIA's small, power-efficient Max-Q graphics, followed by Intel...
12:40 pm -04 - Mon, April 23, 2018
Engadget Bloomberg: Amazon wants to build a home robot
Bloomberg is claiming that Amazon is looking to build a home robot that would do for personal androids what the Kindle did to reading. The website's sources-in-the-know claim that the giant'...
10:44 am -04 - Mon, April 23, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Faster rockets, the quiet end of Apple Watch stores
Hey, good morning!Welcome to the new week! Amazon, Netflix and others are taking on another subscription service over piracy, the next Doom movie will probably be on one of those (legal) services and ...
10:15 am -04 - Mon, April 23, 2018
Engadget ASUS made a sub-$200 smartphone to fight Xiaomi in India
Having surpassed the US to become the second largest smartphone market after China, India is now the latest battleground for some of the top mobile brands. According to Canalys, even Samsung lost its ...
09:37 am -04 - Mon, April 23, 2018
Engadget Report reveals the extent of China's tech sexism problem
Chinese tech companies like Baidu and Alibaba have been using blatant sexism to attract job candidates and advertising jobs for "men only," Human Rights Watch (HRW) has reported. "Major...
07:37 am -04 - Mon, April 23, 2018
Engadget Smart glasses could stream video without killing your battery
There a number of reasons why camera-equipped smart glasses haven't taken off, whether it's dorky designs, bans or just a lack of practical applications beyond niche audiences. However, the...
05:24 am -04 - Mon, April 23, 2018
Engadget Iran bans banks from trading cryptocurrencies
Iran is borrowing a page from China when it comes to regulating money: if your real-world currency is in trouble, crack down on the virtual kind. The country's central bank has banned other bank...
03:11 am -04 - Mon, April 23, 2018
Engadget Mt. Gox chief returns as an exec at a VPN giant
Former Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles may still be on trial for embezzlement in Japan, but that isn't stopping him from playing an influential role in the cryptocurrency world. As part of an intervie...
01:32 am -04 - Mon, April 23, 2018
Engadget Amazon, Netflix and studios sue subscription service over piracy
Hollywood studios usually fight piracy by chasing after software add-ons and free streaming services, with the occasional device thrown in. A paid service, however? That's relatively rare... or...
11:58 pm -04 - Sun, April 22, 2018
Engadget It's now safe to skin your Nintendo Switch
When it became clear that vinyl wraps and other stickers were damaging the Switch, you could practically hear the wailing from console customizers everywhere. How were you supposed to add a personal ...
10:31 pm -04 - Sun, April 22, 2018
Engadget US military hopes to launch rockets in 'days, not years'
Even in the era of private spaceflight companies, the process of getting a rocket into space is glacially slow: it can take months or years to schedule and prepare for a mission. That was fine when l...
08:57 pm -04 - Sun, April 22, 2018
Engadget BMW releases a teaser for the iX3, its first all-electric SUV
BMW announced back in March that it's debuting a concept version of the iX3 at Auto China 2018 in Beijing. It's the automaker's first all-electric SUV, and it's also the first EV i...
07:30 pm -04 - Sun, April 22, 2018
Engadget The best projector for a home theater
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...
05:59 pm -04 - Sun, April 22, 2018
Engadget VW's electric Pikes Peak racer accelerates faster than an F1 car
After months of promises and teases, VW has formally unveiled its electric Pikes Peak race car... and its performance might be surprising even in light of earlier hype. The I.D. R Pikes Peak is built ...
04:30 pm -04 - Sun, April 22, 2018
Engadget In 'This is Climate Change,' you can't look away from the destruction
It's one thing to read about melting glaciers. It's another to sit and stare at one, as large chunks slowly slide off, crashing thunderously into the water below. In that moment, watching th...
03:00 pm -04 - Sun, April 22, 2018
Engadget After Math: Number stations
It was a week of hodge-podgery for the tech industry. AT&amp;T rolled out its almost-5G service, Amazon finally revealed its Prime membership figures and Facebook continued its multi-year streak a...
01:29 pm -04 - Sun, April 22, 2018
Engadget The next 'Doom' movie won't play in theaters
Do you remember the original Doom movie from 2005? You'd be forgiven if you didn't -- while it had recognizable stars (most notably Dwayne Johnson), it was a critical and commercial flop tha...
12:00 pm -04 - Sun, April 22, 2018
Engadget Ben Heck designs a glue gun with Fusion 360
Ben and Karen talk through some of the suggestions from element14 Community members for the super glue gun build, before moving for...
10:26 am -04 - Sun, April 22, 2018
Engadget Battle royale hybrid 'Darwin Project' is now free to play
It's tough to compete in the battle royale world, especially with Fortnite in the room. How do you convince players to try your game if they aren't immediately enraptured? Scavengers Studio ...
05:50 am -04 - Sun, April 22, 2018
Engadget Apple will shutter its last Watch-exclusive store in May
On May 13th, the last Apple Watch-exclusive store will close its doors. The shop, which is located inside Shinjuku, Tokyo's posh Isetan department store, is one of the three pop-ups the tech tita...
03:29 am -04 - Sun, April 22, 2018
Engadget Teen who hacked top US officials gets two years in prison
The teenager who founded the hacking group that broke into ex-CIA chief John Brennan's email has been sentenced to serve two years at a youth detention center. Kane Gamble went by the alias "...
02:02 am -04 - Sun, April 22, 2018
Engadget WikiLeaks loses access to a key cryptocurrency account
This hasn't been the best week for WikiLeaks, to put it mildly. Coinbase has shut off the WikiLeaks Shop's account for allegedly violating the cryptocurrency exchange's terms of servic...
12:31 am -04 - Sun, April 22, 2018
Engadget Valve acquires the creators of 'Firewatch'
Campo Santo has widely been regarded as the little game studio that could. Its very first game, Firewatch, won numerous awards and even landed a movie deal. It won't be quite so indie going forwa...
10:58 pm -04 - Sat, April 21, 2018
Engadget Apple will replace swollen batteries in newer MacBook Pros
It hasn't been that long since the iPhone battery fiasco, but Apple already has another battery issue to deal with. The tech giant has launched a battery replacement program for 13-inch MacBook P...
09:29 pm -04 - Sat, April 21, 2018
Engadget SEC charges third 'mastermind' in ICO fraud case
The SEC is clearly determined to crack down on everyone involved in Centra Tech's allegedly fraudulent initial coin offering. Officials have filed fraud charges against a third "mastermind&...
07:57 pm -04 - Sat, April 21, 2018
Engadget GSMA puts eSIM work 'on hold' due to US collusion investigation
Don't expect to see embedded SIM technology in your phone any time soon. The GSMA, which oversees key cellular standards, has placed eSIM spec work "on hold" while the US Department of ...
06:33 pm -04 - Sat, April 21, 2018
Engadget Recommended Reading: Tesla and Waymo's self-driving data quests
How Tesla and Waymo are tackling a major problem for self-driving cars: DataSean O'Kane,The VergeIn order for cars to drive themselves, the vehicles and their systems require loads of data. And g...
05:00 pm -04 - Sat, April 21, 2018
Engadget How to recycle your used and unwanted gadgets
You're probably used to sorting your garbage into bins: green for paper, or blue for plastic and glass. But when it comes to electronics, we're still used to selling those off or tossing the...
03:30 pm -04 - Sat, April 21, 2018
Engadget Ask Engadget: What are the best apps and tools for the blind?
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 ...
02:00 pm -04 - Sat, April 21, 2018
Engadget Fujifilm XH-1 review: Beautiful photos, but lacking X-series allure
Fujifilm has an impressively loyal fan base for good reason. Its X-Series mirrorless APS-C cameras are compact, feature-packed, easy to use, produce excellent images, come with top-flight lenses and l...
12:45 pm -04 - Sat, April 21, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the weekend. We have some news about Flickr's future plus a bundle of 4/20 stories from Friday.We're upgrading Engadget's daily newslette...
09:00 am -04 - Sat, April 21, 2018
Engadget 'Resogun' developer teases multiplayer-centric 'Stormdivers'
Last November, Finnish game developer Housemarque declared that the arcade genre "is dead." The studio's last title, Nex Machina, was warmly received by the press and currently boasts a...
06:58 am -04 - Sat, April 21, 2018
Engadget 'God of War' director's video shows the human side of making games
It's easy to forget that real people create games. For them, the eventual launch is as much terrifying as it is exciting -- they've poured years of their life into a project whose success i...
03:37 am -04 - Sat, April 21, 2018
Engadget Cult classic 'Night Trap' comes to Switch
If you weren't able to get your hands on one of the 5,000 copies of the campy horror game, Night Trap, for the PS4 last August, fear not! Limited Run Games announced on Friday that is will be rel...
02:58 am -04 - Sat, April 21, 2018
Engadget Vice sets sights on big screen with Motherboard science documentary
Vice-owned Motherboard's documentary The Most Unknown, about "the biggest questions in science," will debut on Netflix after its theatrical run. The publication sent nine scientists aro...
02:58 am -04 - Sat, April 21, 2018
Engadget Vice goes to the big screen with Motherboard science documentary
Vice-owned outlet Motherboard's documentary The Most Unknown, about "the biggest questions in science," will debut on Netflix after its theatrical run. The publication sent nine scienti...
02:08 am -04 - Sat, April 21, 2018
Engadget Texas court rules 2015 revenge porn law is unconstitutional
Revenge porn is getting attention across the nation as state, regional and even federal lawmakers wrestle with how to deal with the practice of posting private, intimate photos of people without their...
12:46 am -04 - Sat, April 21, 2018
Engadget Pro photo storage site SmugMug buys Flickr
Long before Minecraft exploded from a development tool to a game purchased by Microsoft for billions of dollars, there was Flickr. The photo-sharing started in 2004 based on tools built for a never-re...
12:31 am -04 - Sat, April 21, 2018
Engadget AT&T sued for pilfering news-streaming technology
My24hournews.com filed suit against AT&amp;T for skipping out on a $100 million deal to use the former company's news-streaming technology and hampering that's company's launch....
11:24 pm -04 - Fri, April 20, 2018
Engadget Amazon Prime lands futuristic love story Zoe
Sundance film festival darling Drake Doremus' futuristic love story, Zoe, is one of the more anticipated titles of the year. The director of Like Crazy, Douchebag and Breathe In will premier his ...
09:35 pm -04 - Fri, April 20, 2018
Engadget Credit card companies unite for a checkout button to take on PayPal
Even if you don't use PayPal to send money to friends, there's a good chance you've reached for their checkout button in online stores, which is tied to all of your payment information....
09:29 pm -04 - Fri, April 20, 2018
Engadget NYT: AT&T, Verizon and GSMA are being investigated over eSIM
Everyone's favorite word "collusion" has arisen once again, as the New York Times cites multiple sources reporting that the Department of Justice is investigating AT&amp;T, Verizon ...
09:12 pm -04 - Fri, April 20, 2018
Engadget Amazon is keeping select Star Wars and Marvel discs as Prime exclusives
For Star Wars and Marvel fans who still prefer DVDs and Blu-Rays over digital, you might not be able to shop at Amazon for your physical media needs. Unless, of course, you're a Prime member. Tha...
08:48 pm -04 - Fri, April 20, 2018
Engadget More Facebook videos will get pre-roll ads soon
Facebook plans to try out pre-roll ads -- that is, commercials that play before videos -- in more parts of its service. This comes after it's spent months testing the format in limited places, li...
08:20 pm -04 - Fri, April 20, 2018
Engadget 'H1Z1' Pro League's Vegas matches stream on Facebook this weekend
H1Z1's take on the battle royale genre may not be as popular as, say, Fortnite or PUBG, but it has something the other two don't: an eSports tournament in Vegas. On Saturday the 21st, 75 pro...
08:02 pm -04 - Fri, April 20, 2018
Engadget Football drama 'Friday Night Lights' starts streaming on Hulu
The good news for fans of Friday Night Lights, the highly acclaimed TV show about a high school football team in Texas, just keep on coming. Only a couple of weeks after Amazon announced that the seri...
07:46 pm -04 - Fri, April 20, 2018
Engadget Screen Actors Guild pledges to fight AI-driven face-swapping porn
The slow war against AI-powered, face-swapping pornography continues. The Screen Actors Guild, the labor union representing the biggest names in film and television, says it's "fighting back...
07:20 pm -04 - Fri, April 20, 2018
Engadget Experience the horror of a Syrian air raid in 'Hero'
I've never seen a war zone, but I got a small, virtual taste of what it might be like at the Tribeca Film Festival. Hero is a multisensory, interactive experience that drops you into a city in Sy...
07:01 pm -04 - Fri, April 20, 2018
Engadget Tesla: Workplace safety, unions and the color yellow
Tesla's troubles with media reports on working conditions and union organizing took a hard right turn on Monday. In response to Reveal's report on Tesla's workplace safety, the auto man...
06:42 pm -04 - Fri, April 20, 2018
Engadget Audi's e-tron SUV drives a modest 248 miles per charge
When Audi first trotted out its e-tron SUV concept, it was promising: there was talk of the electric crossover managing 311 miles on a charge, which would put Tesla's Model X to shame. You... mig...
06:18 pm -04 - Fri, April 20, 2018
Engadget YouTube still has an ad problem
YouTube's problem with automated ads appearing on extremist channels isn't getting any better. A recent CNN investigation revealed that companies including Adidas, Amazon, Hershey, Netflix a...
06:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 20, 2018
Engadget Is Trump serious about legalizing weed?
No matter how many handy gadgets we recommend, the 4/20 holiday is legally tenuous for tokers in the 21 (mostly-red) states that don't allow for recreational or medical marijuana use. But that co...
05:46 pm -04 - Fri, April 20, 2018
Engadget CBS All Access lands Muhammed Ali biography '8 Fights'
CBS continues to ramp up its All Access content to compete with the likes of Netflix, with six to seven new shows set to hit the streaming service, like the Will Ferrell-produced No Activity. Now Dead...
05:46 pm -04 - Fri, April 20, 2018
Engadget CBS All Access lands Muhammad Ali biography '8 Fights'
CBS continues to ramp up its All Access content to compete with the likes of Netflix, with six to seven new shows set to hit the streaming service, like the Will Ferrell-produced No Activity. Now Dead...
05:30 pm -04 - Fri, April 20, 2018
Engadget I believe in free speech, but Minds makes me queasy
The email landed in my inbox just as the winds of bad press began to whip up around Mark Zuckerberg's ankles. It asked if I wanted to try Minds, the new blockchain-based social network, in the wa...
05:21 pm -04 - Fri, April 20, 2018
Engadget DNC sues Russia, Trump campaign and WikiLeaks over 2016 hack
While Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election continues, the Democratic National Committee has decided to take action of its own. According to ...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 20, 2018
Engadget Cannabis is having its 'smartphone' moment
"It's very similar to having a phone, you wouldn't want just one or two apps on it. You'd want to be able to have a wide selection," Bharat Vasan, CEO of PAX, told me in his c...
04:26 pm -04 - Fri, April 20, 2018
Engadget Ohio university offers the first 'Fortnite' eSports scholarship
Ohio's Ashland University's new eSports program will be the first in the US to offer player scholarships for the wildly popular battle royale game Fortnite. They'll hey plan to field a ...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 20, 2018
Engadget The gear you need to celebrate 4/20 like a responsible adult
It's 4/20 everybody, the High Stoner Holiday where we burn our trees rather than decorate them! The celebrations mark a magical moment when everybody can get the giggles with reckless abandon whi...
03:33 pm -04 - Fri, April 20, 2018
Engadget Full Sail taps VR to help online students feel less isolated
Taking online classes is an easy way to fit college into your schedule without the need to physically be on campus. But, there are drawbacks. Full Sail University hopes that implementing virtual reali...
03:11 pm -04 - Fri, April 20, 2018
Engadget Nintendo knows you will destroy Labo's cardboard
It's fair to say that the first reactions to Nintendo's Labo kits were...mixed. Did it usher in a new era of DIY fun, or was the veteran video game company making bank off selling expensive ...
02:42 pm -04 - Fri, April 20, 2018
Engadget LG's G7 packs a dedicated Google Assistant button
LG is expected to unveil its next flagship smartphone, the G7 ThinQ, at a New York event on May 2nd. Aside from the ThinQ artificial intelligence, the phone will get another new feature: A dedicated b...
02:24 pm -04 - Fri, April 20, 2018
Engadget Alienware may have created the ultimate gamer hotel suite
In the past, we've seen hotel rooms and even entire hotels specifically designed for those who prefer the orange glow of de_dust2 to a sandy beach. But Alienware's new gaming suite in Hilton...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 20, 2018
Engadget The surprising beauty of nature reclaiming Toronto in VR
Post-apocalyptic stories are everywhere these days, so much so that it's not even surprising to see them in narratives meant for kids. But Biidaaban First Light, which premieres at the Tribeca Fi...
01:35 pm -04 - Fri, April 20, 2018
Engadget Advanced microscope shows cells at work in incredible 3D detail
For the first time, scientists have peered into living cells and created videos showing how they function with unprecedented 3D detail. Using a special microscope and new lighting techniques, a team f...
01:10 pm -04 - Fri, April 20, 2018
Engadget AT&T switches on its pseudo-5G in over 100 locations
AT&amp;T will launch real mobile 5G in 12 cities by the end of 2018, but before that can happen, it says it has to lay "the 5G network foundation" first. Since it's upgrading cell t...
12:35 pm -04 - Fri, April 20, 2018
Engadget German court says ad-blocking is legal
Germany's supreme court has dismissed a landmark case brought by a publisher looking to destroy ad-blocking services in the country. European behemoth Axel Springer was defeated in its years-long...
12:01 pm -04 - Fri, April 20, 2018
Engadget AT&T CEO reveals a $15 streaming TV package is coming soon
On Thursday AT&amp;T CEO Randall Stephenson took the stand to testify in defense of his company's proposed Time Warner acquisition against antitrust claims. The Justice Department's case...
11:15 am -04 - Fri, April 20, 2018
Engadget Spotify voice control is coming to UE's Alexa-powered speakers
The Alexa-powered Blast and Megablast speakers Ultimate Ears launched late last year will soon give you a way to listen to your favorite tunes on Spotify without lifting a single finger. Ultimate Ears...
10:30 am -04 - Fri, April 20, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Bad news for MoviePass
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.To all those celebrating a holiday, we salute you and offer a few recommendations. For everyone, we've got some very expected news about Google and messaging,...
09:45 am -04 - Fri, April 20, 2018
Engadget A proper 'Serious Sam' sequel is in the works
There's a new Serious Sam game on the horizon. A fresh instalment of the bombastic shooter franchise was teased in 2014 but never came to fruition. Instead, developer Croteam released The Talos P...
08:20 am -04 - Fri, April 20, 2018
Engadget The best portable vaporizer
By Mark Smirniotis 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 ...
06:28 am -04 - Fri, April 20, 2018
Engadget FTC-mandated audit cleared Facebook's privacy policies in 2017
When Facebook struck a deal with the Federal Trade Commission in 2011 following an investigation into its privacy practices, it was required to undergo an external audit every two years. That's w...
03:22 am -04 - Fri, April 20, 2018
Engadget Google will plug 'Chat' into Android to compete with iMessage
Stop us if you've heard this one before: Google is planning to make another mobile messaging push. A report by The Verge shows off its next effort, simply called Chat. What Chat isn't is yet...
01:23 am -04 - Fri, April 20, 2018
Engadget Hulu adds Cheddar's online-only TV channels to its roster
You might not necessarily be familiar with Cheddar's mix of business and tech news, but it's quickly becoming hard to miss if you're a cord cutter. Hulu is joining YouTube TV by offerin...
12:05 am -04 - Fri, April 20, 2018
Engadget Play tank sim 'Battlezone without a VR headset May 1st
A few PSVR launch titles, like Here They Lie and EVE: Valkyrie, have gracefully released non-VR versions, and now VR tank sim Battlezone will follow suit. The revival of the same-named 80s classic deb...
11:24 pm -04 - Thu, April 19, 2018
Engadget 'Destiny 2' adds new progression systems and exotic weapon tweaks
Bungie has been working to keep players interested in Destiny 2 with updates to the multiplayer Crucible, mobile companion app and rewards for its most loyal players. Now the company has just revealed...
10:47 pm -04 - Thu, April 19, 2018
Engadget Senator pushes for stronger FTC oversight of Facebook
Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) sent a letter to FTC Acting Chairwoman Maureen Ohlhausen today, encouraging the commission to consider evidence that Facebook may have violated a 2011 consent decree ...
10:08 pm -04 - Thu, April 19, 2018
Engadget Kanye just played Twitter like a fiddle
Kanye West finally ended his social media hiatus this past weekend, nearly a year after he randomly deleted his Twitter and Instagram accounts. Over the past few days, the producer/rapper/fashion desi...
09:32 pm -04 - Thu, April 19, 2018
Engadget Judge mostly dismisses Uber lawsuit over its Hell program
Last year, reports surfaced that between 2014 and 2016 Uber had used a program called Hell that let it track Lyft drivers through their unique numbered IDs. With the program, Uber was also reportedly ...
08:59 pm -04 - Thu, April 19, 2018
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Save $70 on ELAC B6 bookshelf speakers
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...
08:44 pm -04 - Thu, April 19, 2018
Engadget The Honor 10 is as funky-looking as the Huawei P20, only cheaper
So you're yearning after Huawei's P20 phones, but you can't quite justify the outlay to get that nearly-all-screen design and sports car finish. Are you stuck? Thankfully, no: the compa...
08:25 pm -04 - Thu, April 19, 2018
Engadget NASA finally has a new administrator
The Trump administration nominated Oklahoma Republican Representative Jim Bridenstine for the top NASA job in September of last year. He's been a vocal proponent of the privatization of space, wh...
08:04 pm -04 - Thu, April 19, 2018
Engadget Theranos video game stars the reporter who exposed the company
Last week, Business Insider reported that employees of the troubled startup Theranos had created a Space Invaders-style video game featuring the Wall Street Journal's John Carreyrou as a target. ...
07:47 pm -04 - Thu, April 19, 2018
Engadget Your Facebook data can be snatched by JavaScript trackers
Facebook is looking into a security report that reveals Facebook user data can be snatched by JavaScript trackers if they're planted in websites that let users log in with their Facebook credenti...
07:36 pm -04 - Thu, April 19, 2018
Engadget Puerto Rico restores 70 percent of its power following blackout
Just one day after the beleaguered US territory suffered another island-wide blackout, Reuters reports that Puerto Rico's power company has restored power to more than 1.1 million homes and busin...
07:15 pm -04 - Thu, April 19, 2018
Engadget Silicon Valleys scooter scourge is coming to an end
San Francisco is a city where companies frequently like to try out new ideas. Uber had its start here many years ago, as did success stories like Twitter and Airbnb. So it's no surprise that San ...
06:56 pm -04 - Thu, April 19, 2018
Engadget Verizon adds location tracking to its parental control app
Verizon announced today that it's revamping its parental controls, introducing more capabilities and giving the app a new look. What was known as FamilyBase will now be called Verizon Smart Famil...
06:35 pm -04 - Thu, April 19, 2018
Engadget Don't expect Apple to combine macOS and iOS anytime soon
At the end of 2017, Bloomberg reported that Apple will merge its Mac and iOS software codebases. This would enable designers to create a single version that works on both platforms -- and it was rumor...
06:03 pm -04 - Thu, April 19, 2018
Engadget PUBGs furious arcade mode comes to mobile
The developers of Player Unknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) has been adding features to their popular battle royale game since launch, with a roadmap that includes new maps and more stable gameplay. ...
05:55 pm -04 - Thu, April 19, 2018
Engadget Googles Grasshopper app teaches you how to code
Google's incubator for employees' "20 percent time" side projects, Area 120, typically produces fun things like an app to make YouTube more social and expanding Smart Replies. Now ...
05:27 pm -04 - Thu, April 19, 2018
Engadget Apple unveils its newest recycling robot ahead of Earth Day
Looks like Liam, Apple's phone-dismembering robot, now has a little sister. Just ahead of Earth Day, the Cupertino-based company revealed the newest member of its robo-recycling team: Daisy....
05:22 pm -04 - Thu, April 19, 2018
Engadget Cambridge Analytica was looking to jump on the crypto bandwagon, too
Before news broke that it had improperly obtained millions of Facebook users' data and undercover videos showed executives listing entrapment among the nefarious ways it could halt political oppo...
04:43 pm -04 - Thu, April 19, 2018
Engadget Oculus updates privacy controls to comply with GDPR rules
By and large, Facebook has chosen to weasel out of its earlier claims to extend GDPR privacy protections worldwide, even though it really could. Meanwhile, other parts of the company are grappling wit...
04:20 pm -04 - Thu, April 19, 2018
Engadget Amazon will make Gillian Flynn's 'Utopia' adaptation, not HBO
Thanks to collective feet-dragging and pre-production hell, Amazon has scored a win over HBO. The US adaptation of Utopia will live on under Jeff Bezos' roof, retaining novelist (and former Enter...
04:02 pm -04 - Thu, April 19, 2018
Engadget Football Manager 2018 ads promote mental health awareness
Football Manager 2018, like previous games in the long-running franchise, is known for being the digital equivalent of crack. But in addition to providing endless hours of entertainment, its loyal UK ...
03:38 pm -04 - Thu, April 19, 2018
Engadget Lyft promises to make all rides carbon neutral
Lyft announced today that it will purchase enough carbon offsets to make every Lyft ride carbon neutral. Just within the first year of this program, the company says it will put millions of dollars to...
03:25 pm -04 - Thu, April 19, 2018
Engadget MoviePasss finances show that it might be too good to be true
MoviePass seems like a deal that's too good to be true: $9.95 per month allows you to see one 2D movie per week (or up to four per month) in movie theaters. (It's worth nothing that this is ...
02:50 pm -04 - Thu, April 19, 2018
Engadget Netflixs Snapchat-like trailers are now on iOS
Last month, Netflix announced that it would be bringing previews to its mobile app and as of today, they're now available. Each one is around 30 seconds long and in a vertical format, giving them...
02:33 pm -04 - Thu, April 19, 2018
Engadget Startup will launch nationwide high school eSports league this fall
Professional eSports is entering the mainstream and the college competitive gaming scene is heating up. But what about high school? One Los Angeles start-up is gearing up to start a nationwide league ...
02:18 pm -04 - Thu, April 19, 2018
Engadget Facebook to exclude 1.5 billion users from GDPR privacy protections
Europe's GDPR privacy regulations go into effect May 25th and Facebook showed how it plans to comply earlier this week. What has been on many people's minds though is whether the company wil...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 19, 2018
Engadget The Moto E5 Plus is Motorola's biggest budget phone yet
Ever since their debut in 2014, Motorola's Moto E series phones have garnered a very specific reputation: they're decently competent and very, very cheap. With the new Moto E5 Plus, though, ...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 19, 2018
Engadget Motorola aims to keep the cheap phone crown with the G6 and G6 Play
Year after year, Motorola churns out some of the best inexpensive Android phones money can buy and parent company Lenovo is eager to keep that streak alive. That's where the new Moto G6 and G6 Pl...
01:47 pm -04 - Thu, April 19, 2018
Engadget Qualcomm will lay off 1,500 workers to cut expenses
Today, chip maker Qualcomm began the process of laying off around 1,500 workers in California. The move is a part of the company's promise to its investors that it would cut costs by about $1 bil...
01:21 pm -04 - Thu, April 19, 2018
Engadget Bill Gates, SoftBank and Airbus back plan to livestream the Earth
Exploring the planet from the comfort of your own home is nothing new -- Google Earth has largely cornered the market on that. But what if, instead of looking at static pictures of your own house, you...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 19, 2018
Engadget Nest will give away smart thermostats to low-income families
This Earth Day, Nest Labs, Inc. will launch a new initiative called The Power Project that will help get Nest E thermostats in the hands of lower income Americans. It's a way to ensure that socio...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 19, 2018
Engadget Alexa templates make it easy to craft your own skills
If you've ever thought to yourself "I wish Alexa can host trivia night" or "I'll bet Alexa can get people to laugh at my lame jokes," then you'll love Amazon's ...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 19, 2018
Engadget Airbnb's new maps help you find a room during big events
If you enjoy scrambling and then paying a fortune, try waiting until the last minute to book lodging at a convention. Airbnb is helping event-goers and organizers avoid such heartbreak with a new feat...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 19, 2018
Engadget eBay app uses barcode scanning to list your items in seconds
It's usually a pain to list your goods on an auction site, especially if it's your first time. You have to describe them, choose photos and (worst of all) choose a starting price that will ...
12:15 pm -04 - Thu, April 19, 2018
Engadget OnePlus is assembling an Avengers-themed phone
OnePlus fans will be able to choose between the basic version of its upcoming flagship and a special model based on Avengers: Infinity War. While that's awesome news for Marvel fans, the bad news...
11:30 am -04 - Thu, April 19, 2018
Engadget TaskRabbit returns following data breach it can't account for
Handyman-for-hire app TaskRabbit was the target of a data breach on Monday, resulting in both the app and website being taken offline while the company investigated the apparently intentional attack. ...
11:10 am -04 - Thu, April 19, 2018
Engadget Play 'Star Wars' holochess without a headset on iOS
When Disney and Lenovo teamed up to create Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, it was a significant step in bringing augmented reality (AR) gaming to the masses. The headset was modestly-priced, and the game,...
10:30 am -04 - Thu, April 19, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: TESS takes off and Russia battles Telegram
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Twitch has a tiny Russian problem, and Intel has pulled the plug on its smart glasses. We also have an update on what Pornhub is (not) doing about deepfake videos ...
09:02 am -04 - Thu, April 19, 2018
Engadget Apple Watch can now unlock your August Smart Lock
Unlocking an August Smart Lock with your phone is easy enough, but if you have an Apple Watch, you don't even need to have your phone with you. Apple's smartwatch can now unlock any August-b...
07:25 am -04 - Thu, April 19, 2018
Engadget Ford takes on Uber and Lyft with its own medical transport service
Ford isn't remaining idle while Uber and Lyft start medical transport services. It's launching a GoRide service that offers non-emergency transportation for patients who may have challenges...
05:52 am -04 - Thu, April 19, 2018
Engadget Intel cancels its smart glasses due to lack of investment
When Intel showed off its Vaunt smart glasses (aka "Superlight" internally) back in February, we had high hopes for a new wave of wearable tech that wouldn't turn us into Borgs. Alas, a...
05:39 am -04 - Thu, April 19, 2018
Engadget Fake ad blockers in the Chrome store had over 20 million installs
If you can't find that ad blocker you recently installed from the Chrome Web Store, you might want to do some browser spring cleaning. Google has killed five top-ranking ad blockers after AdGuard...
03:18 am -04 - Thu, April 19, 2018
Engadget Sports Illustrated TV will start streaming on more platforms
Sports Illustrated launched its $5-per-month streaming service last fall exclusively through Amazon Channels, and now it's preparing to open up for a wider release. Soon, users will be able to su...
01:58 am -04 - Thu, April 19, 2018
Engadget Pornhub hasn't been actively enforcing its deepfake ban
Remember how Pornhub said it was banning AI-generated deepfake videos? They're still a problem months later. BuzzFeed News "easily" found over 100 of the non-consensual videos by sear...
01:05 am -04 - Thu, April 19, 2018
Engadget Idris Elba's Netflix show is 'Charles in Charge' with turntables
Netflix just scored a comedy coup. The service has unveiled Turn Up Charlie, a comedy series starring and partly executive produced by Idris Elba. The half-hour show has Elba playing a "struggl...
12:37 am -04 - Thu, April 19, 2018
Engadget YouTube TV brings two Cheddar digital-only shows to its lineup
YouTube TV is making its way onto a more devices and bringing quite a few live TV channels along with it, including Turner Network channels. The Google-owned service is also in quite a few markets, ma...
11:52 pm -04 - Wed, April 18, 2018
Engadget Microsoft's Chrome extension fights phishing attacks
Due to the dominance of Google's Chrome browser, even if you're on Windows you're probably not using Microsoft Edge. You can still enjoy some of its technology, however, since Microsoft...
10:52 pm -04 - Wed, April 18, 2018
Engadget SpaceX launches NASA's planet-finding spacecraft TESS
NASA's new planet-hunting Kepler successor TESS is on its way to orbit. SpaceX has successfully launched the spacecraft after scrubbing its first attempt on Monday to review and analyze its guida...
10:39 pm -04 - Wed, April 18, 2018
Engadget Russia's Telegram ban is causing problems for Twitch
According to multiple reports on Reddit and Twitter, Twitch has been blocked in Russia to some extent. This comes a day after the country's state communications regulator finally managed to silen...
10:15 pm -04 - Wed, April 18, 2018
Engadget Microsoft's AI-powered offline translation now runs on any phone
Like many translation apps, Microsoft Translator has only used AI to decipher phrases while you have an internet connection. That's not much help if you're on a vacation in a place where mo...
10:02 pm -04 - Wed, April 18, 2018
Engadget Facebook is just crazy enough to make its own processors
Facebook is forming a team to build its own semiconductors, according to job listings and sources that spoke to Bloomberg. The social media company would be joining other tech titans that have recentl...
09:45 pm -04 - Wed, April 18, 2018
Engadget Alicia Vikander turns 'Tide's Fall' into a VR masterpiece
Penrose Studios set a new standard for VR storytelling last year with Arden's Wake, a stunning short that introduced us to Meena, a young girl living in a post-apocalyptic, waterlogged world. But...
09:21 pm -04 - Wed, April 18, 2018
Engadget Amazon has 100 million Prime members
Amazon has just released its annual shareholder letter and it's major one. For the first time since the company launched Prime 13 years ago, Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos revealed today that the sub...
09:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 18, 2018
Engadget Lego League returns to space with two robotics kits for competitions
If you got excited for the Women of NASA and Saturn V rocket Lego sets, you'll dig this new offering from the building brick company from Denmark. Lego's education arm just announced two new...
08:34 pm -04 - Wed, April 18, 2018
Engadget Sony and Carnegie Mellon team up to research cooking robots
Robots might not be a novelty in the kitchen for much longer if Sony and Carnegie Mellon University have their way. They've struck an agreement that will have the two collaborating on AI and rob...
08:11 pm -04 - Wed, April 18, 2018
Engadget California opens investigation into Tesla factory safety
Tesla has been struggling lately to meet its automotive production targets, vowing to run its Model 3 factories "24/7." Unfortunately, they might also be underreporting serious workplace inj...
07:42 pm -04 - Wed, April 18, 2018
Engadget Google Chrome may now support Oculus Rift
An eagle-eyed Redditor may have just discovered that Oculus Rift is now supported in the latest stable version of Google Chrome. You'll have to do a little menu legwork to set it up by tracking d...
07:14 pm -04 - Wed, April 18, 2018
Engadget The EverCam promises a year of home security on a single charge
Eufy is Anker's smart home line of products, which includes robot vacuums, smart scales and even an Echo Dot competitor called Genie. Now Eufy has its own wireless security system called EverCam,...
06:52 pm -04 - Wed, April 18, 2018
Engadget 'GLOW' season two elbow drops on Netflix June 29th
At last, Netflix's comedic ode to women's pro wrestling is getting its promised follow-up. The streaming service has revealed that the second season of GLOW will premiere on June 29th. The t...
06:33 pm -04 - Wed, April 18, 2018
Engadget Facebook is testing playable game ads so you can try before you buy
If you've played any free-to-play mobile games recently, you'll be familiar with the playable ads that let you try a little bit of gameplay while waiting for the advertisement to time out. G...
06:12 pm -04 - Wed, April 18, 2018
Engadget The end of Konamis Champions League partnership isnt great for PES
The battle between the Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) and FIFA franchises has raged on for years over which gave the superior soccer/football experience. But Konami's deal with the UEFA for a virtual...
05:51 pm -04 - Wed, April 18, 2018
Engadget Snapchat's sponsored filters are now a lot more like ads
It's been a weird year for Snapchat. The company needs to make money, but it hasn't figured out how to do so without ticking off users. The latest addition to the app's camera might not...
05:30 pm -04 - Wed, April 18, 2018
Engadget Our democracy is broken. Why can't technology fix it?
Something is rotten in the state of America. For a nation that has for so long promoted itself as a global champion of democratic ideals, we have a rather difficult time practicing what we preach. Out...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 18, 2018
Engadget Alexa can help improve your Call of Duty: WWII K/D ratio
Amazon has been adding some pretty mainstream entertainment skills, like recapping NBA and NHL scores. But now you can ask the voice assistant how you did in your last Call of Duty: WWII match, too. T...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 18, 2018
Engadget GoPro's latest trade-in program will take any digital camera
GoPro really needs you to buy its action cameras, and it's trying an uncommon take on a familiar strategy to make that happen. The company has introduced a TradeUp program in the US that gives y...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 18, 2018
Engadget Facebook lets creators turn video premieres into live events
If you watch enough Twitch channels, you may have seen a Premiere -- a pre-recorded video that debuts as a live stream. It lets broadcasters recreate the thrill you'd expect from a TV show premie...
04:27 pm -04 - Wed, April 18, 2018
Engadget VW's fast EV charging network is headed to Walmart parking lots
Walmart probably isn't the first place you'd go to charge an electric car, but you may have to rethink that belief before long. VW's Electrify America is installing (PDF) EV chargers at...
04:08 pm -04 - Wed, April 18, 2018
Engadget Puerto Rico is experiencing an island-wide blackout
Seven months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico, the power grid is still unstable. But progress was being made; according to CBS, less than 10 percent of the island was without...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 18, 2018
Engadget Twitch will stream NBA 2K League events starting May 1st
The NBA 2K League has been picking up steam ahead of its May debut, but it wasn't clear where the basketball franchise's eSports organization would broadcast games. Today, it announced that ...
03:41 pm -04 - Wed, April 18, 2018
Engadget NASA's Orion crew capsule will have over 100 3D printed parts
It's not just revolutionary start-ups like Rocket Lab that are using 3D printing to create their rockets and spaceships. NASA's new crew capsule Orion will have over 100 3D printed parts spe...
03:20 pm -04 - Wed, April 18, 2018
Engadget The Loss Levels is a game about shock, grief and powerlessness
The Loss Levels isn't beautiful or challenging, competitive or replayable. It isn't even fun... But where other games inject you into an entirely fictional world, The Loss Levels plants you ...
02:46 pm -04 - Wed, April 18, 2018
Engadget Iranian officials are no longer allowed to use Telegram
During protests and demonstrations back in December, Iran blocked messaging and social media apps such as Telegram and Instagram. The government claimed it was to "maintain peace," but it be...
02:27 pm -04 - Wed, April 18, 2018
Engadget Chrome now mutes auto-playing videos by default
Chrome will block autoplaying videos and ads with sound by default. Like VentureBeat notes, this was originally supposed to be added to Chrome 64 back in January, but it got delayed a few months. This...
02:06 pm -04 - Wed, April 18, 2018
Engadget Wikipedia adds page previews to prevent endless link clicking
If you absolutely love spending your Friday nights going down rabbit holes on Wikipedia (don't judge), then this week's news from the Wikimedia Foundation may be a bit of a mixed bag for you...
01:40 pm -04 - Wed, April 18, 2018
Engadget Buick's offroad EV concept boasts an ambitious 370-mile range
Buick, a brand not known for adventurous styling, has unveiled an electric concept that, dare I say, actually looks cool. The Enspire crossover is like the love child of a Camaro SS and Cadillac XT5, ...
01:21 pm -04 - Wed, April 18, 2018
Engadget The world's largest aircraft may finally take off this summer
Turns out there's a reason Stratolaunch has been ramping up its taxi tests: The company has revealed at the 34th Space Symposium that it's planning to conduct the massive plane's first ...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 18, 2018
Engadget Use Chevy's in-dash system to pay for your Shell gas
If you have a 2017-and-later Chevy with access to GM's on-board marketplace, you might be able pay for gas without having to take out your wallet. The automaker has teamed up with Shell to roll o...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 18, 2018
Engadget Hyperloop TT plans to build a working line in Abu Dhabi in 2019
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has announced that it has signed a deal to begin construction on a working Hyperloop in 2019. The company will work with Aldar Properties PJSC, an Abu Dhabi-based...
12:29 pm -04 - Wed, April 18, 2018
Engadget Amazon recruits Best Buy to sell Fire TV Edition smart TVs
Best Buy has partnered with Amazon to sell voice-controlled Fire TV Edition branded TVs in its stores and on its website, the companies announced. CEOs Jeff Bezos from Amazon and Best Buy's Huber...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 18, 2018
Engadget Russia stops at nothing to silence Telegram
The protracted fight between the Russian government and encrypted messaging app Telegram is coming to an end. Last week, the country's court granted a request for the app to be banned, enabling o...
11:30 am -04 - Wed, April 18, 2018
Engadget Airbnb just opened an 'Office of Healthy Tourism'
In a bid to counteract tourist saturation in major cities around the world, Airbnb is opening a new global Office of Healthy Tourism. The move is designed to bring the economic benefits of tourism to ...
10:59 am -04 - Wed, April 18, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: IRS' payment system went down on tax day
Hey, good morning! Happy hump day! An accidentally discovered enzyme can eat up plastic, and the IRS' online payment system went down at the worst possible moment: on tax day. We also have EMG wr...
10:29 am -04 - Wed, April 18, 2018
Engadget Leak reveals Microsoft's new Xbox Avatar system
Microsoft's new Xbox Live avatars have been on the cards for a while now, with the company last year promising more diversity and customization. Now, a leaked video (allegedly from a former Micro...
09:01 am -04 - Wed, April 18, 2018
Engadget Facebook explains how it will comply with the EU's GDPR
After a lot of scandal and a great deal of confusion, Facebook has finally made clear what its privacy settings will look like in the wake of Europe's forthcoming GDPR (the General Data Protectio...
08:31 am -04 - Wed, April 18, 2018
Engadget Google's Safe Browsing now comes integrated into Android apps
Google's Safe Browsing can now protect you from phishing attempts and harmful programs even if you're not visiting websites on Chrome. Google Play Protect has added Safe Browsing to WebView,...
07:05 am -04 - Wed, April 18, 2018
Engadget AMD calls out NVIDIA's partner program, G-Sync 'gamer taxes'
A promotional push by NVIDIA has apparently tied up PC builders, and raised the ire of its competitor AMD. The current leader in the graphics card market, NVIDIA has apparently developed a GeForce Par...
04:15 am -04 - Wed, April 18, 2018
Engadget Dropbox gets full-screen iPad navigation and drag-and-drop for iOS
You know how an iPad's screen real estate is wasted on Dropbox? Well, it's wasted no more. The file hosting service has rolled out a pretty meaty update for Apple devices, which includes ful...
01:14 am -04 - Wed, April 18, 2018
Engadget YouTube details how its updates help creators get paid
YouTube knows creators are worried about being demonetized without warning, and it's experimenting with new methods to prevent those rude surprises. As part of a broader piece discussing efforts ...
12:19 am -04 - Wed, April 18, 2018
Engadget Sonos will sell red, yellow and green One speakers for a limited time
Sonos speakers, for the most part, have been limited to two shades, black and white, which is a result of the brand's desire for its devices to blend in with the home rather than stand out. Well ...
11:33 pm -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget 'Dark Souls on Switch delayed until summer
If you were all set to re-experience Dark Souls Remastered on Nintendo's flagship console, you'll have a bit longer to wait. Originally slated to come out on May 25th, the Switch port of the...
10:59 pm -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget Tesla will run its Model 3 production '24/7' to meet targets
Tesla is scrambling to increase Model 3 production however it can, and that now appear to include some drastic measures. Elon Musk has informed staff that Model 3 assembly at the company's Fremo...
10:23 pm -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget EU may follow US push for easier data sharing across borders
Last month, US lawmakers passed legislation updating how law enforcement gets access to native companies' data held overseas. The new CLOUD Act, as it's called, had its supporters (big tech ...
09:57 pm -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget Scientists think these meteorite diamonds formed on a long-lost planet
Scientists studying a meteorite fragment that fell to Earth in 2008 have found evidence that suggests it may have originated from a Mercury-sized planet that no longer exists. The makeup of a meteorit...
09:30 pm -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget The real story behind MoviePass's location-tracking controversy
By David PogueMoviePass, a company only seven months old, seems to be on fire. It's like Netflix (NFLX), but for movie theaters: You pay $10 a month, and go out to see all the movies you want. (3...
09:10 pm -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget B&O's Beoplay P6 speaker blasts your summer playlists in all directions
Danish luxury A/V company Bang &amp; Olufsen has launched a number of more affordable speakers under its more approachable B&amp;O Play brand, and today it added yet another option. The Beopla...
08:51 pm -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget New York to investigate cryptocurrency exchanges
As the SEC and other US regulators look for ways to deal with cryptocurrency, New York is taking a step forward. The state's attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman, sent letters to 13 virtual cur...
08:33 pm -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget LG appliances now respond to both Alexa and Google Assistant
LG has officially joined the ranks of appliance makers that support more than one voice assistant. The electronics giant has announced that its current collection of ThinQ-branded appliances now take...
08:02 pm -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget Amazon is turning William Gibsons The Peripheral into a series
It's about time we got a serious attempt at adapting William Gibson's work to the small screen. With the success of Richard K. Morgan's Altered Carbon and Philip K Dick's The Man I...
07:40 pm -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget Nike's 3D-printed textiles make running shoes even lighter
Nike's use of 3D printing to craft ever-better performance shoes has reached its next logical level. The company has introduced Flyprint, the first 3D-printed textile upper for performance footw...
07:19 pm -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget IRS' direct online payment system goes down on tax day
We hope you weren't relying too heavily on internet payments to file your taxes on time. The Internal Revenue Service's Direct Pay system failed (and is still unavailable as we write this) ...
07:19 pm -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget IRS' direct online payment system goes down on tax day (update: resolved)
We hope you weren't relying too heavily on internet payments to file your taxes on time. The Internal Revenue Service's Direct Pay system failed (and is still unavailable as we write this) o...
06:55 pm -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget Rolands TR-8S drum machine is ready to tackle the stage
If you know the history of drum machines, the first thing you want to do with the TR-8S, is load up the 808 kick drum. It's a deep, satisfying boom that's been an important part of everythin...
06:40 pm -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget The best to-do apps
Plenty of people still rely on pen and paper, but it's inarguable that smartphones have become commonplace for keeping tabs on what needs to get done. And while Apple and Google both offer basic ...
06:22 pm -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget China's relaxed rules on foreign car makers are good news for EVs
China is taking steps that could not only help ease trade tensions with the US, but help electric car manufacturers around the world. The country is phasing out rules that required foreign automakers ...
06:01 pm -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget Windows 10 update will support more password-free logins
It's not just web browsers that are moving beyond passwords. Microsoft has revealed that Windows 10's next update will support the new FIDO 2.0 standard, promising password-free logins on a...
05:27 pm -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn is stepping down
FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn has announced that she will be stepping down from the commission following a tenure that featured a strong advocacy of net neutrality. Commissioner Clyburn shared her p...
05:18 pm -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget 'Mass Effect' failings forced BioWare to reevaluate how it makes games
Developer BioWare is in a much different place today compared to where it was when producer Casey Hudson left. Sure, the studio cancelled its multiplayer game Shadow Realms, but no one knew much about...
05:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget CTRL-Labs' EEG wristbands may spell the end for keyboards and mice
From the earliest days of punch cards, interacting with computers has always been a pain. Whether it's a keyboard and mouse, joystick or controller, getting the thoughts out of our heads and into...
05:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget CTRL-Labs' EMG wristbands may spell the end for keyboards and mice
From the earliest days of punch cards, interacting with computers has always been a pain. Whether it's a keyboard and mouse, joystick or controller, getting the thoughts out of our heads and into...
04:49 pm -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget Facebook begins fact-checking news stories in India
Facebook announced this week that it has begun piloting a fact-checking program in India, it's largest market. Boom, which is certified through the International Fact-Checking Network, will revie...
04:38 pm -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget NASA may extend ISS stays following crew vehicle delays
SpaceX and Boeing are both contracted to develop vehicles to carry US astronauts to and from low Earth orbit, a capability we've lacked since the retirement of the Space Shuttle fleet in 2011. Ho...
04:20 pm -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget Targets Drive Up service is now available at 270 stores
Last year, Target began piloting a new service called Drive Up that lets customers order what they need from the Target app, pick up their purchases at a Target store and have it delivered right to th...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget Dropbox's Showcase presentation tools are faster and more flexible
Since going public earlier this year, Dropbox has been steadily rolling out new features to its all-important business customers. Earlier this month, the company's Smart Sync feature had a wide r...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget Boosted's 2018 line includes faster and shorter electric skateboards
Boosted has been running some pretty sweet discounts on its line of electric skateboards lately, but those are days coming to a close with today's new product launch for 2018. There are four mode...
03:51 pm -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget Snapchat's Lens Studio now allows anyone to create a face filter
Snapchat's Lens Studio allows anyone to create custom lenses for the popular social networking app. Now, the company has announced some new features. Most importantly, Snapchat has finally opened...
03:44 pm -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget Amazon's mobile app simplifies shopping for international customers
It's easy to take Amazon for granted if you live in a country with an official portal, but what if you live in a country where imports are your only realistic option? If you have your phone clos...
03:17 pm -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget 'Yakuza 6' makes its belated appearance on PS4 today
After a few bumps in the road, Yakuza 6, the latest entry in Sega's long-running gangster series is finally available for purchase in the US. That means you can finally take a stroll down the gam...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a Molekule air purifier!
Breathing is a pretty important aspect of life and when poor air quality or allergens get in the way, it can make for a miserable time. Molekule has a new tool in the battle against air pollutants wit...
02:39 pm -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget 34 major tech companies are uniting to fight cyberattacks
Cyberattacks are a global issue that can cause havoc regardless of who's involved, and key members of the tech industry are uniting in a bid to fight these attacks. A group of 34 companies has si...
02:18 pm -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget Cambridge Analytica may have used other quizzes to gather Facebook data
Brittany Kaiser, a former Cambridge Analytica employee, testified today in front of a UK committee that's investigating the misuse of Facebook users' personal data. Kaiser claimed in her spo...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget Pros and cons: Our verdict on Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2018)
We loved Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon, but if you want the added functionality of a convertible, the X1 Yoga might be for you. Just like Lenovo's other Yoga machines, it has a hinge that lets...
01:37 pm -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget Google Voice integration with Sprint is coming to an end
Google Voice, the service that gives US users a free phone number they can use for calls, texts and messages on devices other than a smartphone, recently got a big overhaul. Left intact was Sprint...
01:19 pm -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget Walmart will roll out a cleaner, sleeker website in May
In a few weeks' time, you might not even recognize Walmart's website. The retail giant is giving it a total make-better -- that's a makeover in Queer Eye parlance -- with what it says i...
01:07 pm -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget Apple may add subscriptions to its News app
Apple is apparently putting its Texture purchase to use to build a subscription-based news service. Bloomberg reports that the electronics juggernaut is looking to make some changes to the way Apple N...
12:31 pm -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget Intel reworks its malware scanner to speed up its processors
Since the full impact of Spectre and Meltdown became clear earlier this year, Intel has been making a big effort to reassure its customers that security is its top priority. To that end, the company h...
12:31 pm -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget Intel's new malware scanner will be easier on your CPU
Since the full impact of Spectre and Meltdown became clear earlier this year, Intel has been making a big effort to reassure its customers that security is its top priority. To that end, the company h...
12:02 pm -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget Scientists accidentally produce an enzyme that devours plastic
There are research teams around the world dedicated to finding a remedy for the growing plastic pollution crisis, but now it seems that one group of scientists have found a feasible answer -- and they...
11:29 am -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget SpaceX will build its massive interplanetary rocket in Los Angeles
SpaceX can start building its "Big Fucking Rocket," now that it has officially found a home in LA. Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced on Twitter that the private space giant "will start ...
10:56 am -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Samsung's new smartphone doesn't do data
Hey, good morning!Beauty companies are getting into tech in a big way, but it's not all good news. Meanwhile, Samsung made a smartphone with no data connectivity, for... someone. And US and UK wa...
10:05 am -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget Former FCC broadband advisor arrested on $250 million fraud charges
A former broadband advisor picked by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to push high-speed internet access in rural areas has been arrested on multi-million dollar fraud charges. It is allege...
09:02 am -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget Facebook class action lawsuit over facial recognition OK'd by judge
Facebook has been trying to get a lawsuit claiming its facial recognition tech violates an Illinois privacy act dismissed for years. Well, that's not going to happen anytime soon, because San Fra...
07:40 am -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget 'Kingdom Hearts III' will feature retro games within the game
Kingdom Hearts' long-awaited sequel comes with a surprise for anyone fond of those old LCD games from the '80s. At the first official Kingdom Hearts Union &chi; convention, Square Enix h...
06:38 am -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget Uber is sharing curbside data with cities
As part of Uber's image redemption, the company has joined groups like, say, the International Association of Public Transport to improve relations with the public and civic administrations. And ...
03:32 am -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget Google's latest do-it-yourself AI kits include everything you need
Google's AIY kits have been helpful for do-it-yourselfers who want to explore AI concepts like computer vision, but they weren't really meant for newcomers when you had to supply your own Ra...
02:31 am -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget ESPN now streams on Roku devices
ESPN+ launched on seemingly every platform under the Sun except for one: Roku. That's something of a glaring omission, isn't it? Thankfully, ESPN has been quick on the draw. ESPN+ has gone l...
01:57 am -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget Tesla pauses Model 3 production again
As Tesla attempts to meet its own projections for Model 3 production, Buzzfeed reports that it is temporarily shutting down the car's Fremont, CA assembly line -- where a report earlier today cla...
01:22 am -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget What's on TV: 'Westworld,' 'God of War'
While the NBA and NHL playoffs are in full swing, the big events won't arrive until this weekend. On Friday we'll see the debut of God of War on PS4 and Nintendo Labo for Switch, before the ...
01:22 am -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget What's on TV: 'Westworld,' 'God of War' and 'Mercury 13'
While the NBA and NHL playoffs are in full swing, the big events won't arrive until this weekend. On Friday we'll see the debut of God of War on PS4 and Nintendo Labo for Switch, before the ...
01:16 am -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget Google Maps uses landmarks to provide natural-sounding directions
Most navigation apps give you instructions based on streets or distance. But that's not really how humans provide directions -- they'll usually point to landmarks that are much easier to sp...
12:22 am -04 - Tue, April 17, 2018
Engadget iHeartRadio offers curated playlists to free users
iHeartRadio added on-demand music streaming powered by Napster to its broadcast radio-centric service in 2016. The company later added curated activity-, era- and genre-based playlists for paid subscr...
11:31 pm -04 - Mon, April 16, 2018
Engadget Google made an AR microscope that can help detect cancer
In a talk given today at the American Association for Cancer Research's annual meeting, Google researchers described a prototype of an augmented reality microscope that could be used to help phys...
10:32 pm -04 - Mon, April 16, 2018
Engadget The updated Stylophone Gen X-1 synth comes to the US
The little Stylophone toy synth has made the rounds since it was first manufactured in 1968. David Bowie used one on "Space Oddity," Kraftwork played one on "Pocket Calculator" and...
09:59 pm -04 - Mon, April 16, 2018
Engadget Hulu snags documentary series on the Fyre Festival fiasco
Last year's ill-fated Fyre Festival (almost) took place in the Bahamas; it also ended up with seven fraud and negligence class-action lawsuits. Co-founder Billy McFarland (above), who co-created ...
09:44 pm -04 - Mon, April 16, 2018
Engadget Google will pre-vet addiction treatment ads following scams
In September, following a Verge report detailing scams conducted through misleading drug and alcohol treatment advertising on Google, the company began pulling addiction treatment-related ads in the U...
09:29 pm -04 - Mon, April 16, 2018
Engadget France creates secure chat app to keep its president off Telegram
Telegram is about to lose some more customers following the Russia ban, albeit for very different reasons. The French government is testing an encrypted messaging app that would keep officials' d...
09:15 pm -04 - Mon, April 16, 2018
Engadget Most of Toyota's cars will talk to each other by 2025
Toyota's first vehicles that communicate with each other will be up for sale in the US starting in 2021. By the mid-2020s, "most" of Toyota and Lexus' lineup will feature Dedicated...
08:55 pm -04 - Mon, April 16, 2018
Engadget Netflix subscriber count hits 125 million
Netflix's first quarterly report for the 2018 financial year shows that after notching its most subscriber additions in Q4 2017 (8.33 million) it barely slowed down. Over the last three months, i...
08:38 pm -04 - Mon, April 16, 2018
Engadget Google launches digital skills training for Arabic speakers
As part of Google's focus on supporting digital literacy and STEM advocacy, the company has launched Maharat min Google ("Building Capabilities with Google"). This program is aimed at h...
08:19 pm -04 - Mon, April 16, 2018
Engadget Spotify lures away Apple Music's head of hip-hop programming
The war between Apple Music and Spotify is clearly heating up. Variety has discovered that Spotify recently poached Carl Chery, Apple Music's Head of Artist Curation for hip-hop and R&amp;B ...
08:03 pm -04 - Mon, April 16, 2018
Engadget T-Mobile will pay $40 million for failing to fix rural calls
T-Mobile has agreed to pay (PDF) the FCC $40 million for failing to fix ongoing call failures for rural customers. The carrier previously claimed that it had resolved the problem, but the Commission k...
07:42 pm -04 - Mon, April 16, 2018
Engadget Porsche is building a speedy EV charging network across the US
Porsche knows that it can't just compete against Tesla by producing fast electric cars -- part of Tesla's advantage stems from a Supercharger network that gives you the confidence to drive l...
07:21 pm -04 - Mon, April 16, 2018
Engadget 'Sonic the Hedgehog' and other Sega classics are coming to the Switch
Sega's latest nostalgia trip isn't limited to a mini Genesis and Shenmue ports. In the wake of a Japanese announcement, Sega has confirmed that it's releasing a swath of classic Master...
07:02 pm -04 - Mon, April 16, 2018
Engadget Weibo reverses planned purge of LGBT content
Last Friday, China's social network Weibo said it had plans to remove violent and gay-themed content on its platform in order to comply with strict new Chinese cybersecurity regulations. Now, how...
06:47 pm -04 - Mon, April 16, 2018
Engadget Google offers access to virtual 3D models of ancient monuments
Historic monuments around the world face threats from natural disasters, tourism and war, which is what led Ben Kacyra to found CyArk -- a non-profit organization working to scan and digitally archive...
06:30 pm -04 - Mon, April 16, 2018
Engadget We're listening to: 'Acquisitions Inc.' and 'The Adventure Zone'
This week's IRL is about podcasts. Or games. Or both? Kris Naudus loves role-playing games -- the ones with dice rather than pixels -- and she also loves podcasts. Combining the two should be a d...
06:17 pm -04 - Mon, April 16, 2018
Engadget US and UK warn that Russia has been hacking routers worldwide
This morning, reports surfaced that UK Prime Minister Theresa May has been briefed on possible incoming Russian-based cyberattack that could lead to the release of compromising information about the c...
06:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 16, 2018
Engadget The ethically murky marriage of technology and beauty
The last time I bought foundation, I couldn't decide if I was a "Fair" or a "Light." Confusing names aside, shades of cosmetics are particularly tricky for me -- a relatively ...
05:51 pm -04 - Mon, April 16, 2018
Engadget Target brings same-day delivery of in-store purchases to five cities
Target announced today that it's bringing same-day delivery to five major US cities this month. Customers shopping in nearly 60 stores in Boston, Chicago, New York City, San Francisco and Washing...
05:34 pm -04 - Mon, April 16, 2018
Engadget You don't need a Facebook account to use Bumble
You don't need a Facebook account to sign up for Bumble anymore. Starting tomorrow, you can use your phone number to register for a new account on the dating app, according to Wired. Like Tinder,...
05:17 pm -04 - Mon, April 16, 2018
Engadget Alibaba is the latest Chinese internet giant to test self-driving cars
China's Alibaba Group has been testing its own autonomous vehicle technology, the South China Morning Post reports, and is looking to hire an additional 50 self-driving vehicle experts. Alibaba&#...
05:02 pm -04 - Mon, April 16, 2018
Engadget VW will debut cars with autonomous parking in 2020
Automakers are fond of experimenting with self-parking cars, but VW intends to make it a practical reality. It's promising that vehicles in the company group (which includes brands like Audi, Be...
04:44 pm -04 - Mon, April 16, 2018
Engadget Tesla may be purposefully undercounting worker injuries (updated)
In a report published today, Reveal details evidence that Tesla has been undercounting the injuries sustained by workers at its Fremont, California factory. Over the last couple of years, injury rates...
04:25 pm -04 - Mon, April 16, 2018
Engadget ZTE faces revived US export ban over false statements
When the US Commerce Department slapped ZTE with $1.19 billion in penalties for illegally shipping telecom gear to Iran and North Korea (and making false claims about it), it offered a reprieve: it wo...
04:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 16, 2018
Engadget Panasonic SC-GA10 review: A smart speaker that fails to stand out
Alexa and Google Assistant have been taking over homes for a few years now, so it's probably easier to name the companies that haven't made a smart speaker. The options are seemingly endless...
03:46 pm -04 - Mon, April 16, 2018
Engadget The upgraded Nokia 6 is available for purchase in the US and UK
The second-generation Nokia 6 was announced in China in early January, and now it's finally made its way stateside. The affordable mid-range phone carries an MSRP of $270 for the 32 GB version. I...
03:30 pm -04 - Mon, April 16, 2018
Engadget 'Future Flowers' blossom at an ancient Japanese shrine
When thinking of Japan in spring, you'll no doubt picture the annual cherry blossom celebrations taking place around this time of year. That custom, known as Hanami, goes back thousands of years ...
03:12 pm -04 - Mon, April 16, 2018
Engadget Budget TV service Philo now streams on Amazon and Apple devices
Philo may have started out as a streaming service for students in collaboration with universities, but the company has its own full-fledged consumer streaming service now. And the dev team is in the p...
02:51 pm -04 - Mon, April 16, 2018
Engadget UK reportedly preparing for a Russian-backed cyberattack
As tensions between the UK and Russia continue to mount, both sides appear to be bolstering themselves for retaliatory cyberattacks. The Times reports that Prime Minister Theresa May has been receivin...
02:30 pm -04 - Mon, April 16, 2018
Engadget Ray tracing explained: The future of hyper-realistic graphics
Ray tracing has long been gaming's holy grail. A method of creating hyper-realistic lighting and graphics, for years ray tracing has been promised as the technology that will take games the next ...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 16, 2018
Engadget Inside BMWs Autonomous Driving Campus and plans
Dr. Dirk Wisselmann, senior expert for autonomous driving at BMW, tells me that the automaker's first level 3 car will have the technical capabilities for level 4 or 5 highway driving. "We c...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 16, 2018
Engadget Inside BMWs Autonomous Driving Campus
Dr. Dirk Wisselmann, senior expert for autonomous driving at BMW, tells me that the automaker's first level 3 car will have the technical capabilities for level 4 or 5 highway driving. "We c...
01:23 pm -04 - Mon, April 16, 2018
Engadget Samsung may use blockchain for its global shipping system
Samsung is considering shifting to a blockchain-based system to keep track of its product shipments around the world. According to Bloomberg, the head of blockchain at the company, Song Kwang-woo, sai...
01:01 pm -04 - Mon, April 16, 2018
Engadget Sony shrinks its Digital Paper E Ink tablet
Sony is one of the few companies persisting in E Ink stylus devices, despite the fact that they're way less practical than a tablet and surprisingly expensive. It has just unveiled a new model, t...
12:30 pm -04 - Mon, April 16, 2018
Engadget Engadget UK giveaway: Win a 'Pacific Rim' edition Honor 7X
Giant mind-controlled robots fighting even bigger inter-dimensional alien monsters is a tale as old as time, and what better way to show your appreciation for the unashamedly action-packed plot of the...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 16, 2018
Engadget cPass wants to be the European MoviePass for all entertainment
It might surprise you to learn that MoviePass has been offering unlimited movie tickets as a monthly subscription for over five years now. But the name only really rocketed into the public consciousne...
11:15 am -04 - Mon, April 16, 2018
Engadget Samsung's newest phone can't connect to the internet
If you're worried about racking up a big mobile data bill, or want a phone for your kids or elderly relatives, the options aren't great. Mostly because the default is to just opt for whateve...
10:31 am -04 - Mon, April 16, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Google AI and talking to books
Hello, Monday! We give our verdict on LG's latest, AI-powered smartphone, hear how the next version of Android might lift some of the smarter features of Apple's iPhone X and get yet another...
09:21 am -04 - Mon, April 16, 2018
Engadget Tesla batteries will live longer than expected, survey finds
Tesla batteries retain over 90 percent of their charging power after 160,000 miles, according to data gathered by a Dutch-Belgium Tesla owners group. According to its survey of over 350 owners, the EV...
07:20 am -04 - Mon, April 16, 2018
Engadget Sony's dual camera Xperia XZ2 Premium takes ultra-low-light photos
Sony's regular Xperia XZ2 is, to put it mildly, underwhelming -- as capable as it is, there's little to recommend it over its rivals. You can't say that about the just-announced Xperia ...
05:06 am -04 - Mon, April 16, 2018
Engadget 'Terraria' developer cancels the sandbox adventure's sequel
Terraria made quite a splash when it launched in 2011, that its creators ended up releasing it on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Wii U and even on mobile platforms. The 2D sandbox action-adven...
03:11 am -04 - Mon, April 16, 2018
Engadget Zillow will flip houses on its own internet marketplace
Zillow is no longer just a real estate marketplace that can help find your next home -- the company has decided to become an active participant in the field. In an announcement today, Zillow has revea...
01:35 am -04 - Mon, April 16, 2018
Engadget AI creates 'Flintstones' cartoons from text descriptions
It can a long time to animate cartoons -- just ask the Rick and Morty team. But what if you could ask computers to do some of the lifting? They just might. Researchers have produced an AI system, ...
12:06 am -04 - Mon, April 16, 2018
Engadget SpaceX will try 'giant party balloon' to recover upper rocket stages
SpaceX ultimately wants to recover every stage of a rocket, not just the first, and it may resort to some unusual tactics to make that happen. Elon Musk has claimed that his company will try to take r...
12:06 am -04 - Mon, April 16, 2018
Engadget SpaceX will try 'giant party balloon' to slow upper rocket stages
SpaceX ultimately wants to recover every stage of a rocket, not just the first, and it may resort to some unusual tactics to get more control over those stages. Elon Musk has claimed that his company ...
10:34 pm -04 - Sun, April 15, 2018
Engadget 'Sea of Thieves' updates will focus on new maps, not perks
Ask a Sea of Thieves player for complaints and they'll likely have one common theme: there's not enough to do. You can only dig up so many treasures on the same islands. And Rare knows it....
09:01 pm -04 - Sun, April 15, 2018
Engadget Hulu renews Sarah Silverman's talk show for a second season
Hulu might not be as committed to streaming talk shows as Netflix, but its fledgling efforts are paying off. The company has renewed Sarah Silverman's I Love You, America for a second season, wit...
07:33 pm -04 - Sun, April 15, 2018
Engadget Ford's self-driving car network will launch 'at scale' in 2021
Ford hasn't been shy about its plans for a self-driving car network in 2021, including its hopes of fielding a purpose-built vehicle that year. However, there have been questions about the size ...
06:02 pm -04 - Sun, April 15, 2018
Engadget Study finds over 3,300 Android apps improperly tracking kids
There's little doubt that mobile apps sometimes overstep their bounds by collecting more data from kids than the law allows. But how often does that happen? It might be more than you think. Resea...
04:30 pm -04 - Sun, April 15, 2018
Engadget The best hair dryer
By Shannon PalusThis 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...
03:00 pm -04 - Sun, April 15, 2018
Engadget After Math: The golden age of streaming
We're winding down a freaky week of bad omens, unconvincing congressional testimony and sterling new streaming services. While most eyes were fixated on Mark Zuckerberg doing his best real boy im...
01:30 pm -04 - Sun, April 15, 2018
Engadget BenHeck made a portable Raspberry Pi-based gaming device
What you're looking at here is the result of some careful tinkering: a Raspberry Pi portable MAME emulator, with no HDMI. Ben and Felix have put the finishing touches on this portable gaming devi...
11:03 am -04 - Sun, April 15, 2018
Engadget Apple Watch code hints at future support for third-party faces
Ever since the original Apple Watch premiered in 2015, owners have been frustrated by the absence of third-party faces. And it's hard to blame them -- while Wear OS and Pebble devices have had th...
06:28 am -04 - Sun, April 15, 2018
Engadget China's Weibo is purging violent and gay-themed content
Popular Chinese social network Weibo is removing violent and gay-themed content to comply with China's new cybersecurity regulations. The Twitter-like platform has announced that it's doing ...
03:37 am -04 - Sun, April 15, 2018
Engadget 'Underworld Ascendant' teaser reveals a reborn dungeon crawler
Ever since veteran developers successfully crowdfunded their spiritual successor to Ultima Underworld, there's been a looming question: how would the prototypical 3D action RPG translate to the 2...
02:06 am -04 - Sun, April 15, 2018
Engadget Austin test uses blockchain to improve ID for the homeless
Many people take identification for granted, but it's a serious challenge if you're homeless. If you lose what's on your back, you might lose everything -- and recovering that ID is muc...
12:33 am -04 - Sun, April 15, 2018
Engadget Google AI experiment has you talking to books
Google Research is giving us a (fun) glimpse of how far natural language processing in artificial intelligence has come. Mountain View's research division has rolled out a couple of what it calls...
11:05 pm -04 - Sat, April 14, 2018
Engadget Android P might include iPhone X-style navigation gestures
It's well-established that Android P will support notched displays when it arrives later in the year. However, that might not be the only iPhone X-like feature in the finished release. The 9to5...
09:34 pm -04 - Sat, April 14, 2018
Engadget Apple will repair your swollen Watch Series 2 battery for free
If your Apple Watch Series 2 suddenly won't turn on, don't panic -- you might qualify for a free fix. MacRumors has learned that Apple has quietly institute a service policy that will repair...
08:02 pm -04 - Sat, April 14, 2018
Engadget 'Gwent' revamp will help it take on card game rivals
You'd think that CD Projekt Red would have locked in Gwent's mechanics with an expected launch just months away, but not so -- if anything, it's ready to toss out what many are already ...
06:31 pm -04 - Sat, April 14, 2018
Engadget Low-latency JPEG XS format is optimized for live streaming and VR
You might only know JPEG as the default image compression standard, but the group behind it has now branched out into something new: JPEG XS. JPEG XS is described as a new low-energy format designed t...
04:58 pm -04 - Sat, April 14, 2018
Engadget Amazon Studios stops taking amateur scripts on June 30th
For years, Amazon Studios has held an open call for concept and script submissions. You could send an idea to the company and not only make it publicly available, but (if you were lucky) see it devel...
03:30 pm -04 - Sat, April 14, 2018
Engadget Recommended Reading: Facebook's influence on Instagram
Instagram looks like Facebook's best hopeSarah Frier,Bloomberg BusinessweekWith all the attention on Mark Zuckerberg's visit to DC this week, it can be easy to lose sight of an important det...
02:00 pm -04 - Sat, April 14, 2018
Engadget LG V30S ThinQ review: A solid but pointless phone
It had its fair share of flaws, but last year's LG V30 might have been the finest phone the company had made to date. Rather than wait the usual year for an official sequel, though, LG decided to...
12:00 pm -04 - Sat, April 14, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook dominated the news this week, but Friday night Sega took the spotlight with a few announcements of its own. Plus, the other shoe drops...
09:20 am -04 - Sat, April 14, 2018
Engadget Elon Musk agrees robot glut slowed Model 3 production
Tesla's affordable Model 3 has been trapped in development hell for what seems like ages now, and in an interview with CBS's Gayle King, CEO Elon Musk offered a little more insight into how ...
06:25 am -04 - Sat, April 14, 2018
Engadget George R.R. Martin, the last great LiveJournal user, leaves the platform
In the mid-aughts, LiveJournal was one of the top blogging services, and many a teen poured out their emotions on the site's digital pages. But little did the world know that in 2005, a popular-i...
03:24 am -04 - Sat, April 14, 2018
Engadget Sega Japan teases a mini Genesis coming later in 2018
Along with the rereleases of Shenmue I &amp; II, Sega also showed off its own attempt at retro console loaded with classic games. While knockoff Genesis systems have been easy to find, the success...
02:18 am -04 - Sat, April 14, 2018
Engadget 'Shenmue' I & II return on PS4, Xbox One and PC this year
Die-hard Shenmue fans don't just have the crowdfunded Shenmue III to look forward to anymore. Tonight at the Sega Fest event, Sega announced the first two games in the series will be re-released ...
01:20 am -04 - Sat, April 14, 2018
Engadget 'Star Wars Battlefront II' revives microtransactions for cosmetics
Star Wars Battlefront II's pay-to-win loot crate fiasco more or less ended when Electronic Arts made it so the game's Star Card power ups could only be earned through gameplay. A month later...
12:17 am -04 - Sat, April 14, 2018
Engadget Waymo formally applies for fully driverless car tests in California
Waymo has officially applied to the California DMV to test autonomous cars without drivers in the state. A source told the San Francisco Chronicle that the company will start trials around its Mountai...
11:14 pm -04 - Fri, April 13, 2018
Engadget The FCC leaked pictures of a gold iPhone X
On the same day that an Apple memo urging employees to stop leaking company info leaked, the company is now dealing with another, well, leak. But, this time it wasn't anyone from inside Apple who...
10:02 pm -04 - Fri, April 13, 2018
Engadget Sega brings 'Football Manager Touch 2018' to Nintendo Switch
It's officially official: We told you it was coming soon, and now a few days later Football Manager has made its way to the Nintendo Switch. As for which version it is, if you had money on Touch,...
09:40 pm -04 - Fri, April 13, 2018
Engadget Facebook removes Pages of two groups run by Richard Spencer
Earlier this week, during his testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Mark Zuckerberg responded to a question from Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY) about hate groups by saying, &quo...
09:05 pm -04 - Fri, April 13, 2018
Engadget US lawmakers question FBI's decision to sue Apple in 2016
After the 2015 San Bernardino shooting, the FBI sued Apple to forcibly unlock the suspect's iPhone, asserting that the agency had exhausted all options before taking legal action. In the event, t...
08:33 pm -04 - Fri, April 13, 2018
Engadget MoviePass teams with iHeartRadio for three-month limited movie plan
MoviePass' various indiscretions with user privacy haven't deterred too many people from subscribing to the service, which just added another 500,000 paying subscribers. The typical $10 per ...
08:08 pm -04 - Fri, April 13, 2018
Engadget Leaked Apple memo reveals 12 people were arrested for leaking last year
Bloomberg got its hands on a leaked Apple memo today regarding, funnily enough, leaks. The company is well-known for liking to keep things under wraps, but its leadership isn't pleased with how o...
07:54 pm -04 - Fri, April 13, 2018
Engadget Guinness strips Billy 'King of Kong' Mitchell's world records
Well, that was fast. When Twin Galaxies announced it'd stripped Billy "King of Kong" Mitchell's high scores from its forums yesterday, the gaming record-keeping outfit said it'...
07:27 pm -04 - Fri, April 13, 2018
Engadget NASA's TESS spacecraft may find 1,600 new planets in the next two years
On Monday evening, NASA plans to launch a brand new satellite into orbit, courtesy of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Called TESS (the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite), the spacecraft is designed to d...
07:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 13, 2018
Engadget Mark Zuckerberg got grilled by Congress. Was it worth it?
On Tuesday and Wednesday, Zuckerberg gave testimony to Congress in response to his company's role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Russian election interference and his website's utter ni...
06:51 pm -04 - Fri, April 13, 2018
Engadget Lawmakers want more tech companies to address privacy legislation
Though Facebook has been in a bright spotlight since the Cambridge Analytica fallout, it's obviously not the only company that has to deal with issues surrounding how best to protect its users�...
06:30 pm -04 - Fri, April 13, 2018
Engadget Floor Kids is Kid Koalas video game tribute to breakdancing
Kid Koala is not a game developer. Born Eric San, the Canadian DJ and turntablist has been spinning records and making beats since he was 12. Over the past three decades, he's DJ'd breakdanc...
06:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 13, 2018
Engadget Is Apples HomePod failing?
A report from Bloomberg earlier this week claimed that Apple's HomePod isn't doing so well, and that the company cut orders for new hardware from suppliers. This might not shock some of you:...
05:42 pm -04 - Fri, April 13, 2018
Engadget HBO renews 'Silicon Valley' for a sixth season
HBO announced this week that it's renewing Silicon Valley for a sixth season. Season five, which premiered last month, is the first without TJ Miller, who tweeted his support of the Erlich Bachma...
05:23 pm -04 - Fri, April 13, 2018
Engadget Wireless Android Auto is available for Google phones
JVCKenwood was a tad premature in announcing head units with wireless Android Auto given that phones weren't officially ready for it, but that support is finally here... more or less. Google has ...
05:01 pm -04 - Fri, April 13, 2018
Engadget Formula One's streaming service won't launch until next month
We're almost halfway through April, and Formula 1's streaming service hasn't launched as promised. The racing organization announced today that F1 TV will now be available next month ah...
04:40 pm -04 - Fri, April 13, 2018
Engadget Google loses 'right to be forgotten' case over man's past conviction
Google has usually been reluctant to honor European Union "right to be forgotten" requests when people are trying to hide past convictions, but it may have to change its stance going forward...
04:19 pm -04 - Fri, April 13, 2018
Engadget Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg owes lawmakers answers to these questions
By JP Mangalindan and Aarthi SwaminathanFor Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook, this week was a trial by fire.Over the course of two days (April 10-11), senators on the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committ...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 13, 2018
Engadget The best $1,000 projector
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...
03:41 pm -04 - Fri, April 13, 2018
Engadget Mercedes eSprinter's range is meant for deliveries, not road trips
Mercedes' eSprinter van is designed as a purely commercial vehicle. Need more proof? Once it goes on sale, it'll have a pair of battery options, but neither will get you further than 93 mile...
03:22 pm -04 - Fri, April 13, 2018
Engadget Gmail's redesign may use 'Confidential Mode' for added security
We've been covering the rumors and leaks surrounding the new Gmail redesign that's coming in the next few weeks, and now The Verge has a new tip. Google is introducing a Confidential Mode, w...
03:03 pm -04 - Fri, April 13, 2018
Engadget Facebook users arent changing their privacy settings, despite uproar
Since the Cambridge Analytica fallout, there have been demands for change, hearings and even a #DeleteFacebook campaign. But it turns out all of that hasn't really translated into any meaningful ...
02:38 pm -04 - Fri, April 13, 2018
Engadget Senators plan privacy legislation following Zuckerberg hearings
Following Mark Zuckerberg's hearings earlier this week, two Senators have announced legislation they plan to introduce regarding the protection of consumers' online data, 9to5Mac reports. Se...
02:20 pm -04 - Fri, April 13, 2018
Engadget Anchor's new Cohost feature matches podcasters with similar interests
Less than two months after the the DIY podcasting app Anchor underwent a major revision, the service is ready to announce another notable new feature: Cohosts. As the name implies, Cohosts lets Anchor...
01:59 pm -04 - Fri, April 13, 2018
Engadget Volvo's first electric truck is built for city use
Today, Volvo announced its first electric truck for commercial use, called the Volvo FL electric. It's specifically designed for use in cities, intended for distribution and waste management in u...
01:27 pm -04 - Fri, April 13, 2018
Engadget Trump follows Amazon jabs by ordering US Postal Service review
President Trump recently tweeted that the US Postal Service's deal with Amazon was bad for taxpayers, but he has now taken his complaints beyond social media, the New York Times reported. The Whi...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 13, 2018
Engadget Comcast is bundling Netflix into cable packages
It may sound strange at first, but the latest option in Comcast's Xfinity cable bundle is... Netflix. Despite their differences, the two have forged a partnership lately, with the Netflix app inc...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 13, 2018
Engadget A look at the ad-targeting tools AggregateIQ left exposed online
Throughout discussions of Cambridge Analytica, its parent company Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL) and how they came to obtain information on some 87 million Facebook users, you've prob...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 13, 2018
Engadget AMD unveils its second-generation Ryzen CPUs
With last year's Ryzen processors, AMD made a grand re-entry into the world of high-performance desktop computing. Now its improving on those designs with its second-generation Ryzen chips, which...
12:44 pm -04 - Fri, April 13, 2018
Engadget Telegram banned in Russia following court ruling
Russian authorities have been threatening to ban Telegram since 2017 due to its developers' repeated refusal to give them access to users' data. Well, they can soon make good on that threat ...
11:16 am -04 - Fri, April 13, 2018
Engadget Police across the US are buying an affordable iPhone cracker
More and more authorities in the US are getting access to an affordable device that can unlock iPhones, according to Motherboard. The publication's investigation has revealed that a number of loc...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, April 13, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: NTSB's tiff with Tesla
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Morning! Fortnite is back, and we've spent some time with a very special iPhone 8 Plus. It's RED. And then there's Vizio's 2018 TV lineup....
09:06 am -04 - Fri, April 13, 2018
Engadget GTA IV will lose some of its in-game music over licensing issues
Grand Theft Auto IV, the game that keeps on giving for Rockstar Games, hits its tenth anniversary this month. That's quite a feat, but as Kotaku UK reported, it also means that it's losing t...
09:06 am -04 - Fri, April 13, 2018
Engadget 'GTA IV' will lose some of its in-game music over licensing issues
Grand Theft Auto IV, the game that keeps on giving for Rockstar Games, hits its tenth anniversary this month. That's quite a feat, but as Kotaku UK reported, it also means that it's losing t...
07:35 am -04 - Fri, April 13, 2018
Engadget iMovie gets some attention with an iPhone X-ready update
After a few months without updates, Apple has shown some attention to the mobile version of its free iMovie video editor with a new update. It's now fully compatible with the iPhone X's Supe...
05:43 am -04 - Fri, April 13, 2018
Engadget Facebook Stories will add AR doodles and Boomerang GIFs
Facebook is giving Stories a much-needed boost by rolling out AR doodles and Instagram's Boomerang to its Camera feature suite. Over the coming weeks, you'll be able to draw on the world you...
01:46 am -04 - Fri, April 13, 2018
Engadget Amazon appears to be expanding its Prime Wardrobe service
Last June, Amazon announced a clothes-by-mail service so Prime customers could try out new apparel without committing to buying it ahead of time. The service has been in beta ever since, but TechCrunc...
01:43 am -04 - Fri, April 13, 2018
Engadget Backpage CEO pleads guilty to human trafficking, money laundering
Documents unsealed today reveal Backpage.com and its CEO Carl Ferrer pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges in Arizona on April 5th, a day before the site was seized and shut down. Additionally,...
01:43 am -04 - Fri, April 13, 2018
Engadget Backpage.com, CEO pleads guilty to human trafficking, money laundering
Documents unsealed today by the Justice Department (PDF) reveal Backpage.com CEO Carl Ferrer pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges in Arizona on April 5th, a day before the site was seized and ...
01:43 am -04 - Fri, April 13, 2018
Engadget Backpage.com pleaded guilty to human trafficking
Documents unsealed today by the Justice Department (PDF) reveal Backpage.com CEO Carl Ferrer pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges in Arizona on April 5th, a day before the site was seized and ...
01:43 am -04 - Fri, April 13, 2018
Engadget Backpage.com pleads guilty to human trafficking
Documents unsealed today by the Justice Department (PDF) reveal Backpage.com CEO Carl Ferrer pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges in Arizona on April 5th, a day before the site was seized and ...
01:43 am -04 - Fri, April 13, 2018
Engadget Backpage.com CEO pleads guilty to human trafficking
Documents unsealed today by the Justice Department (PDF) reveal Backpage.com CEO Carl Ferrer pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges in Arizona on April 5th, a day before the site was seized and ...
12:39 am -04 - Fri, April 13, 2018
Engadget Google AI can pick out voices in a crowd
Humans are usually good at isolating a single voice in a crowd, but computers? Not so much -- just ask anyone trying to talk to a smart speaker at a house party. Google may have a surprisingly strai...
11:22 pm -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget 'Jessica Jones' gets a third season at Netflix
Netflix was clearly confident Jessica Jones' second season would be a hit, and it appears that belief was well-founded. The streaming giant has renewed Marvel's jaded investigator-slash-sup...
10:28 pm -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget White Castle serves up plant-based meat with the Impossible Slider
Now that the Impossible Burger is easier to find thanks to an increased production capacity, it's likely we'll see it at more fast-food places than ever. That's a good thing for both it...
09:43 pm -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget Sweden modified a road to recharge EVs while driving
You can now charge your electric vehicle as you drive in Sweden, but only for about 2km (1.2 miles). That's the length of a road outside Stockholm that's been embedded with electrified rail,...
09:29 pm -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Save $30 on an Apple Watch Series 3
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...
09:10 pm -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget 'Fortnite' is back online after a day-long blackout
The popular game Fortnite is finally playable across all platforms after a server outage and emergency update took it offline for almost a day. According to a Reddit post by a company employee, a &quo...
09:02 pm -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget Mercedes has a luxury car subscription service, too
Last month, car brands fell over themselves announcing new luxury vehicle subscription services. Latest but not least, Mercedes has added its own part-rental, part-concierge service to the list. A pil...
08:40 pm -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget Martin Scorsese to direct Netflix special on 'Second City Television'
Canada's Second City Television sketch comedy series is getting a retrospective, which will be directed by Martin Scorsese for Netflix, Variety reports. The series debuted in 1976 and ran for six...
08:21 pm -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget Anti-drone tech protected a weekend of NASCAR racing
Anti-drone technology isn't just being used at airports or sensitive political and military locations. Law enforcement just relied on DroneShield's systems, including its anti-drone gun, to ...
08:06 pm -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget Hulu discounts its HBO add-on to $5 per month
In case it wasn't already obvious that HBO really, really wants you to watch the second season of Westworld, Hulu just made it crystal clear. The streaming service has discounted its HBO add-on ...
07:45 pm -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget Can Facebook really apply the EU's data privacy rules worldwide?
During his testimony in front of the House Energy &amp; Commerce Committee on Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated that Facebook would adopt the European Union's General Data Protec...
07:45 pm -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget Can Facebook really apply the EU's data-privacy rules worldwide?
During his testimony in front of the House Energy &amp; Commerce Committee on Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated that Facebook would adopt the European Union's General Data Protec...
07:32 pm -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget US federal judge rules that UberBlack drivers are not employees
Uber has been fighting the perception that its drivers should be employees for quite some time. Both the UK and the state of California have concluded that drivers should be considered employees and e...
07:19 pm -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget Ogling Apple's Product RED iPhone 8 Plus
Continuing a tradition that began with a special edition iPod Nano in 2006, Apple is gearing up to sell Product RED versions of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus in stores tomorrow. To commemorate the occasion,...
06:37 pm -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget Mozilla activates Tracking Protection by default for Firefox on iOS
Mozilla has a handful of updates for Firefox on iOS, privacy-minded and otherwise. Now, Tracking Protection is turned on by default rather than being an opt-in bit buried in the settings menu. You can...
06:13 pm -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget Uber agrees to expanded settlement with FTC over 2016 data breach
Last year, Uber settled with the FTC over allegations that it hadn't protected it's customers' data in 2014, and actually misrepresented how secure that data was. Soon after that, the n...
05:52 pm -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget Spotifys latest acquisition might help fix its royalty problem
Spotify announced today that it has purchased Loudr, a San Francisco-based company whose services, according to Spotify, "make it easy for content creators, aggregators and digital music services...
05:31 pm -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget Researchers say some Android phone makers hide missed updates
A number of Android phones have a tendency to skip the occasional security patch while making it appear that the device is fully up to date, Wired reports. Researchers with Security Research Labs (SRL...
05:24 pm -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget 'Hearthstones first big expansion of 2018, Witchwood, is live
With the release of the Witchwood expansion just now, Blizzard's card game Hearthstone has officially ticked over into a new year. That means all of the cards from 2016 have rotated out of the co...
05:13 pm -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget Tesla ends formal agreement to cooperate with NTSB on Model X crash
Tesla has been in an uncomfortable spotlight recently following the fatal crash of a Model X on March 23rd. Tesla's Autopilot system was on in the car, and it steered the vehicle straight into a ...
04:57 pm -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget Apparently high-definition vinyl is coming next year
The process of making records hasn't changed much over the last hundred or so years, but that itself could change soon. Austria-based Rebeat Innovation has begun the work to bring vinyl into the ...
04:40 pm -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget Amazon celebrates its Ring acquisition with $100 smart doorbells
Amazon's acquisition of connected home company Ring is complete, and to celebrate, the online retail giant is offering a nice deal. You can now get a Ring Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell in Satin Ni...
04:27 pm -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget Nintendo wants startups to pitch new Switch hardware ideas
If you thought Nintendo opening the Switch to new indie games every quarter was a big shift for the company, wait 'til you hear that it's getting into startups. The venerable video game corp...
04:27 pm -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget Nintendo wants startups to pitch new Switch concepts
If you thought Nintendo opening the Switch to new indie games every quarter was a big shift for the company, wait 'til you hear that it's getting into startups. The venerable video game corp...
04:15 pm -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget Facebook cant move fast to fix the things it broke
Facebook's old motto was "move fast and break things," a sort of hacker rallying cry that put product evolution over basically everything else. Realizing that the demands placed on a ma...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget BenQ's HT2550 is a well-priced 4K projector with some minor issues
4K video is made to be seen on very large screens, and projectors are the cheapest way to do that. High-end models from Sony are out of reach, price-wise, for most of us, but cheap 4K projectors from ...
03:40 pm -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget Tougher regulation of Facebook is inevitable
Two long days of congressional hearings have come to an end for Mark Zuckerberg. But, the embattled Facebook CEO seems to have left members of Congress with more questions than answers about his compa...
03:23 pm -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget Jupiter's north pole comes to life in this 3D infrared video
If nothing else, the spacecraft Juno, which is currently in an elongated orbit of Jupiter, has taught us that the largest planet in our solar system is weird. From spectacular photographs to readings ...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget Misfit's $150 slimmed-down hybrid watch is now available
You can now add Misfit Path, the brand's slimmest hybrid watch yet, to the list of options to choose from if you're looking to buy a high-tech arm candy. The wearable is now available for sa...
02:33 pm -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget Google's Gmail redesign will display your calendar or to-do list
Yesterday, Google warned G Suite administrators about an impending Gmail redesign. We weren't expecting to hear much more about it for a few weeks, but The Verge has gotten their hands on screens...
02:23 pm -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget Billy 'King of Kong' Mitchell's 'Donkey Kong' scores were a lie
It's over. Billy Mitchell (above, left), the "King of Kong," has had his long-contested Donkey Kong high scores stripped from the Twin Galaxies leaderboards and the organization has not...
02:14 pm -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget Facebook stops fighting proposed California privacy law
Facebook has announced that it will stop opposing a proposed California ballot measure designed to protect the privacy of the state's citizens. The California Consumer Privacy Act would, if enact...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget How to actually get work done on an iPad
Apple is touting its updated iPad as an education-focused device, once again pushing the idea that the iPad can replace a laptop (or Chromebook, in the case of classrooms). That's unlikely, but w...
01:45 pm -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget Square Enix gives 'Chrono Trigger' the PC graphics update it needs
Square Enix came under fire back in February when it released the mobile version of Chrono Trigger onto Steam, and not the anticipated SNES version. Players weren't happy, but now the publisher h...
01:36 pm -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget Uber unveils much-needed passenger safety features
Uber has taken a lot of flack over passenger safety, but it has just rolled out some long-overdue changes to its app and taken other steps to ensure passengers are secure. First up, a new app update w...
01:30 pm -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget The real star of Vizio's 2018 TV lineup is value
If you're in the market for a 4K TV this year, Vizio's latest lineup is filled with several compelling options. In fact, the only issue is that it might be tough to figure out which model is...
01:15 pm -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget Apple warns Mac users that 32-bit apps will soon stop working
Starting tomorrow, you'll see an alert box when you open a 32-bit app in MacOS 10.13.4. The one-time-per-app warning is designed to encourage users -- and developers -- to update their apps befor...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget ESPN offers a first look at Disneys big plans for streaming
Disney has been relatively open about its plans to carve out a name for itself in the video-streaming wars, as it readies to compete with the likes of Netflix and Hulu. Although the company isn't...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget ESPN missed a big eSports opportunity with its new streaming service
ESPN's new, $5-a-month streaming service allows sports fans to watch games, access original programming and view scores, all without a cable subscription. ESPN+ is a tool for the digital age, and...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget Hyperloop TT begins construction of its first test track
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has announced that it will begin building the first of two test tracks at its facility in France. In a statement, the company said that the first shipment of tube...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget ESPN is the sports-streaming cord cutters have been waiting for
After months of rumors and speculation about what it would look like or how much it would cost, ESPN's standalone streaming service is finally launching today. It's called ESPN+ and it'...
12:29 pm -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget Tesla insists Model X driver was at fault in fatal crash
When Tesla revealed that Autopilot was engaged during the March 23rd fatal Model X crash, it only said that the vehicle's "logs show[ed] that no action was taken" even though the driver...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget FedEx will use smart glasses to help pilots land in emergencies
Smoke is understandably a serious danger for aircraft, and not just in life-threatening situations -- the FAA notes that there's typically one smoke-related landing per day. But how does the pilo...
11:10 am -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget Microsoft Mixer streams now support Lightstream Studio effects
Microsoft's Twitch competitor Mixer makes livestreaming pretty straightforward thanks to a broadcast feature built directly into Xbox One and Windows 10. However, if you want to make your streams...
10:20 am -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget PUBG tweaks 'zone of death' pacing in major new update
In its latest update, PUBG has tweaked gameplay to make it faster paced, more tactical and more violent. The main tweak to PC 1.0 Update 10 is timing in the "Blue Zone," a shrinking death re...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: 'Fortnite' went down and Gmail's redesign
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Morning! Have you heard that Google's planning a Gmail refresh? We have the details on that, plus the latest information on an unfortunate Fortnite outage and...
09:31 am -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget Blizzard gives 16-year-old 'Warcraft III' a widescreen makeover
When Blizzard launched a public test realm for Warcraft III last year, it became pretty clear that the developer still has plans for the 16-year-old game. Now, Blizzard has rolled out what could be th...
08:22 am -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget 'Fortnite' has been down for hours, but don't tell Twitch
Yesterday Epic Games delivered the big 3.5 patch for its popular battle royale game Fortnite, but within hours users started having trouble logging in. Around 6 PM ET yesterday the servers went down f...
07:01 am -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget 'God of War' returns to form with good ol' father-son bonding
By the time 2010's God of War III wrapped up, the bottomless pit of anger at the heart of protagonist / anti-hero Kratos had played itself out. The pantheon of Greek gods was destroyed, and Krato...
04:55 am -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget Bloomberg: HomePod sales are slow, per suppliers and analysts
It has only been a few months since Apple entered the smart speaker market with its $349 HomePod, but a report by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman suggests it's not selling as well as the company hop...
04:28 am -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget Now Cortana for Android beta can read your texts out loud
Cortana for Android has just made it easier to use your phone hands-free -- so long as you're a beta tester for the voice assistant on the platform, that is. Microsoft has given Cortana's be...
02:57 am -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget LG opens 'Software Upgrade Center' to accelerate Android updates
Despite repeated promises of change by Google and its various hardware partners, slow and spotty rollouts are still the rule rather than the exception when it comes to new versions of the Android oper...
01:46 am -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget Dell was the bright spot in a lousy winter for PC shipments
Sorry, folks, those hopes of the PC market making a comeback were short-lived. Both Gartner and IDC estimate that computer shipments were down in the first quarter of 2018, ranging from barely under ...
12:38 am -04 - Thu, April 12, 2018
Engadget AI stuntpeople could lead to more realistic video games
Video game developers often turn to motion capture when they want realistic character animations. Mocap isn't very flexible, though, as it's hard to adapt a canned animation to different bo...
11:49 pm -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget Aquatic drone swarms are coming to a body of water near you
We haven't heard the "Aquabotix" name in awhile, but that doesn't mean the company's been resting on its laurels. The aquatic drone company has been working on SwarmDivers, wh...
10:57 pm -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget Second 'Destiny 2' expansion, 'Warmind,' lands May 8th
Bungie promised two Destiny 2 expansions in the MMO-like shooter's first year, and we now know when that second add-on will arrive. Warmind is slated to arrive on May 8th, with more details arriv...
10:38 pm -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget Alexa now recaps NBA and NHL game stats
Voice assistants aren't great for sports buffs. They can provide the latest scores or tell you when your favorite team will play, but they rarely dive headlong into stats. Amazon, however, thin...
09:43 pm -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget Google Lens can identify dog and cat breeds
Now that the Android-first Google Lens has finally rolled out to iOS devices, nearly all mobile users can appreciate its newest feature: Identifying pet breeds. Yes, the might of artificial intelligen...
09:20 pm -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget A temporary tattoo may be able to track your alcohol levels
A new monitoring device could help people discreetly measure their alcohol intake by transmitting alcohol levels to a connected cell phone. The tech, developed by engineers at the University of Califo...
08:44 pm -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget The Zuckerberg hearings were a wasted opportunity
Over the past two days, members of Congress have peppered Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg with questions about how the platform manages users' privacy, what went wrong with Cambridge Analytica and w...
08:31 pm -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget 'Hidden Figures' will be made into a TV series
Hidden Figures did a lot to highlight the unheralded black female mathematicians who played a key role in the early NASA space program, and it proved a commercial success to boot. So much of a succes...
08:09 pm -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget FDA approves AI-powered software to detect diabetic retinopathy
30.3 million Americans have diabetes according to a 2015 CDC study. An additional 84.1 million have prediabetes, which often leads to the full disease within five years. It's important to detect ...
07:48 pm -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget Netflix wont be going to Cannes after all
Netflix won't be screening anything at Cannes this year, either in or out of competition. Despite debuting two titles last year, the first streaming provider to do so at the prestigious film fest...
07:37 pm -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget Instagram will let users download all their data
As data protection and privacy becomes a big issue around the world, social networking companies like Instagram need to appropriately take care of the information we share. One of the provisions of th...
07:08 pm -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget LinkedIn Messenger gets GIFs for... job searching?
LinkedIn Messenger is the latest communication platform to decide it needs GIFs, too. It's adding a search function, which you'll recognize from casual chat services you don't use to ne...
06:57 pm -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget Apple Music celebrates 40 million subscribers with a new boss
Apple Music has been reported as growing faster than Spotify in the US, adding five percent to its subscriber base each month, as compared to Spotify's two percent growth. Now Apple's stream...
06:36 pm -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget Steam's revamped privacy features put an end to Steam Spy
Given how much the tech industry is being pressured to protect user privacy, it makes sense that gaming companies would get roped in, too. The pre-eminent platform Steam just overhauled its privacy se...
06:15 pm -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget FOSTA-SESTA's real aim is to silence sex workers online
The US' latest attempt to silence sex workers and people working in the adult-entertainment industry has been a huge success. Just weeks after FOSTA-SESTA was passed, the bill has begun to chill ...
06:01 pm -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget 'The Spy' is Netflix's chronicle of Israeli secret agent Eli Cohen
Netflix's latest original series is a true-life spy story. The Spy chronicles Eli Cohen, who lived in Damascus and was spying for Israel in the '60s, according to Deadline. Cohen's cove...
05:41 pm -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget Cambridge Analyticas acting CEO is stepping down
Embattled tech firm Cambridge Analytica announced that its acting CEO, Alexander Tayler, is stepping down to resume his post as chief data officer. The company's board suspended and began investi...
05:22 pm -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget Google's phone app will boot spam calls to voicemail automatically
Google is taking spam calls seriously. An upcoming update to the default Phone app on Android One, Nexus and Pixel devices will send potential spam calls directly to voicemail, as spotted by 9to5 Goog...
05:02 pm -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget Researchers use machine learning to quickly detect video face swaps
We all know that AI can be used to swap faces in photos and videos. People have, of course, taken advantage of this tool for some disturbing uses, including face-swapping people into pornographic vide...
04:37 pm -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact arrive in the US on April 20th
If you're an American and have had your curiosity piqued by Sony's heavily redesigned Xperia XZ2, you can indulge your curiosity in the very near future. Sony will sell both the XZ2 and the ...
04:16 pm -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget Trump signs controversial FOSTA-SESTA bill into law
Donald Trump has signed the controversial FOSTA-SESTA bill into law, as he was widely expected to do. While touted as a way to crack down on sex trafficking in the US, many are concerned that the law ...
04:12 pm -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget Google plans redesign for Gmail on the web
Apparently, Google has been working on a redesign for the web version of Gmail, and G Suite customers are the first to know about it. While the public announcement hasn't gone out yet (it's ...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget Google caters to productivity pros with macro recording in Sheets
If your work revolves around spreadsheets, there's a good chance you depend on macros -- those automated actions can save you hours upon hours of repetitive effort. They've been a pain in...
03:48 pm -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget A disused coal power station will reopen to solely power crypto
A closed-down coal plant in Australia's Hunter Valley, about a two-hour drive north of Sydney, is reopening in order to provide inexpensive power for Bitcoin miners. A tech company called IOT Gro...
03:29 pm -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget Facebook CEO: Europe's GDPR standards to be implemented worldwide
Mark Zuckerberg's Congressional testimony continues today as he speaks to the House Energy &amp; Commerce Committee. During questioning, Congressman Gene Green asked the Facebook CEO about Eu...
03:25 pm -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget Cambridge Analytica accessed Mark Zuckerberg's data, too
Mark Zuckerberg had his data accessed by Cambridge Analytica, too. In today's Congressional hearings, the Facebook CEO admitted that even his personal information wasn't safe. As part of a r...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget Apple ordered to pay $500 million in iMessage patent suit
A federal jury in Eastern Texas has just ordered Apple to pay VirnetX, a company widely regarded as a patent troll, $502.6 million in damages. It's the latest development in a legal battle that s...
02:50 pm -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget House committee presses Zuckerberg over privacy policy minefield'
The second round of congressional hearings for Mark Zuckerberg is happening now, as he testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Facebook's co-founder and CEO was questioned for o...
02:44 pm -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget Zero Motorcycles is building the powertrain for an electric T-Rex
The next type of vehicle to get electrified will be a three-wheeler, it seems. Campagna motors announced that it will unveil a 100 percent electric version of its T-Rex three-wheeler using a powertrai...
02:30 pm -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget Uber now offers car rentals inside its app
Uber has teamed up with peer-to-peer car-sharing service Getaround to launch a new product made for those who'd rather have the whole vehicle to themselves. The company's new offering is cal...
02:15 pm -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget Side view satellite images turn the Earth into 'Sim City'
Satellite images can still enlighten and delight, but we're so spoiled by constant views from space that it's hard to surprise us. Satellite imaging company PlanetLabs has managed to do just...
02:01 pm -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget Hulu and Spotify bundle will only cost you $13 a month
Hulu and Spotify are teaming up again to offer a discount to those who bundle both of their services. For now, the offer is limited to those with an existing Spotify Premium subscription, which usuall...
01:44 pm -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget AMD releases chip patches to address Spectre variant two
AMD has released a microcode update to address variant two of the Spectre chip flaw, which makes computers vulnerable to attacks that could reveal sensitive information such as passwords. It's be...
01:23 pm -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget Watch Mark Zuckerberg's second day of congressional testimony at 10AM ET
After Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent several hours answering questions from dozens of senators yesterday, he'll face the House Energy and Commerce Committee this morning. Zuckerberg is schedu...
01:02 pm -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget Russian cosmonauts are really into 'World of Tanks'
You'd be forgiven for thinking Fortnite and PUBG were the only games in existence at the moment, given the amount of noise surrounding them. But an upcoming gaming event, launched from actual spa...
12:45 pm -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget Even genuine replacement Apple displays can mess with iPhones
Following the news that the latest iOS update can break phones with non-official replacement screens, repairers are encountering a different, more subtle problem: If you put a genuine Apple replacemen...
12:15 pm -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget 'Fortnite' update adds instant fort-building grenades
As Fortnite continues to pick up new players across various platforms, Epic Games has consistently deployed new updates to keep the game fresh and free from game-breaking bugs. Earlier this week, we s...
12:06 pm -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget BMWs new research center is dedicated to autonomous driving
The world of autonomous cars is coming. Maybe it's a utopian future where all the vehicles drive themselves, while traffic jams and road rage are made a thing of the past. Or maybe it's just...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget HP's latest Pavilion PCs are built for gamers on a budget
Many conspicuously gaming-oriented PCs are aimed at high-end buyers, the sort who won't flinch at splurging on top-end parts and extravagant RGB lighting. But that's not really how the gamin...
11:30 am -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget Qualcomm designed new chipsets just for IoT gadgets
Instead of continuing to repurpose existing processors for smart home devices, Qualcomm has unveiled two new chipsets built specifically for IoT gadgets. The QCS605 and QCS603 are 10nm system-on-chips...
10:25 am -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Facebook at the Senate, Intel's tiny yet powerful PC
All things Facebook as Mark Zuckerberg faces tough questions. We also test out a tiny PC gaming powerhouse from Intel, see the rebirth of the PDA that no-one someone wanted and much more....
10:00 am -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget 'Eve: War of Ascension' reimagines the venerable space MMO for mobile
Complex space sim Eve Online will be 15 years old this year, surviving in a less MMO-friendly market with various spin-offs like Dust 514 and Valkyrie, as well as a free-to-play version. Developer CCP...
09:45 am -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget Snap is working on a new set of Spectacles
Snap's first forays into hardware may not have been a rousing success -- a year after the launch of Spectacles there were reportedly hundreds of thousands of pairs still sitting in Chinese wareho...
08:30 am -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget Reddit names 944 banned Russian propaganda-linked accounts
Reddit chief Steve Huffman admitted last month that the company discovered hundreds of accounts directly linked to the spread of Russian propaganda on the website. As part of its annual transparency r...
07:02 am -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget FTC makes clear 'warranty void if removed' stickers are illegal
Those stickers on gadgets that say you'll void your warranty if they're removed? You've probably come to expect them whenever you purchase a new device. The FTC has just made clear, how...
05:22 am -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget Vimeo's Mac app simplifies uploads from Final Cut Pro
Vimeo hopes its desktop Mac app will further win over pro users. Specifically, those who rely on Final Cut Pro for their editing, thanks to deeper integration with the filmmaking suite. You can export...
03:42 am -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget Vizio adds Dolby Atmos to its latest home theater speakers
Vizio didn't just unveil bright HDR TVs as part of its spring announcements. The electronics giant has launched a trio of home theater systems that bring Dolby Atmos audio to the lineup. The 36-i...
02:28 am -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget Adam Savage returns to Discovery Channel with 'Mythbusters Jr.'
The original Mythbusters may have gone off air after its 14th season in 2016, but the science-based show has lost any influence since then. A reboot came to the Science channel last November, with new...
01:21 am -04 - Wed, April 11, 2018
Engadget Google Assistant finally works on Pixel C tablets
Google Assistant has been available on Pixel phones from the get-go and has spread to virtually every device that's even vaguely capable of handling it, but there has been a glaring exception: th...
11:51 pm -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget South Korea fines game studios over deceptive loot box odds
The uproar over in-game loot boxes is leading to some real financial penalties -- in South Korea. The country's Fair Trade Commission has fined Nexon, Netmarble and NextFloor a total of 1 billio...
11:08 pm -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook doesn't use your mic for ad targeting
During today's joint hearing before the Senate Judiciary &amp; Commerce Committees, CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced one question that addresses a privacy concern you've probably heard about. W...
10:58 pm -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget 'Football Manager' will be on Nintendo Switch very soon
Football Manager, the simulator that's all about handling a professional soccer team, is on its way to the Nintendo Switch. Engadget has confirmed the news via a person familiar with the matter a...
10:44 pm -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget Xbox One X enhancements come to 'Red Dead Redemption' and 'Portal 2'
Red Dead Redemption 2 might not launch for several months, but Microsoft is giving you the next best thing. The company has added Xbox One X visual enhancements to six classic Xbox 360 games, includin...
10:32 pm -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget Senators introduce bill creating a 'privacy bill of rights'
At the same time Facebook's CEO is facing questions from the Senate Judiciary &amp; Commerce committees, two senators introduced legislation focused on protecting people from incidents like t...
10:20 pm -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget Overwatch event retelling the heroes shadowy past is live
After plenty of teasing, the Overwatch team revealed the game's next event, Retribution, would feature a mode telling the story of some of the game's ruthless heroes. Now it's live, and...
10:03 pm -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget iOS 11.3 may break aftermarket iPhone 8 displays
iOS 11.3 brought with it some improvements for your iPhone, including ARKit updates, new battery features, and a new message that informs you when it wants access to personal data. Unfortunately, if y...
09:36 pm -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget Spotify may offer free users better features in its mobile app
Spotify might have more to show at its April 24th event than you think. Bloomberg sources have asserted that Spotify is preparing a new version of its free offering that would make it easier to use, p...
09:22 pm -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget The original Pixel is no longer available through the Google Store
Google's Pixel 2 came out last October to fairly positive reviews, bringing a better camera and more powerful processor to the company's flagship hardware (though it did lose a headphone jac...
08:50 pm -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget Twitter joins Facebook in supporting the Honest Ads Act
Twitter has officially announced its support for the Honest Ads Act a week after Facebook did the same via the latter's CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Which is appropriate given the bill exists because ele...
08:33 pm -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget Facebook didn't report initial Cambridge Analytica data use to FTC
During his first hearing in Washington, DC this week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg noted that the company didn't alert the FTC to the initial Cambridge Analytica leak in 2015. When answering ques...
08:06 pm -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget Facebook CEO pledges to work with Senate on proposed regulations
As Zuckerberg's Senate testimony continues, the question of regulation came up, as expected. Senator Lindsey Graham asked the CEO about his stance on legislation that would regulate platforms lik...
07:55 pm -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget Senate plans hearing on Cambridge Analytica's misuse of Facebook data
It's not just Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg facing close scrutiny from Congress over the Cambridge Analytica data sharing scandal. Senator John Thune has stated that the Senate Commerce Committ...
07:45 pm -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget Zuckerberg says a 'version' of Facebook will always be free
Mark Zuckerberg is testifying today before the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, answering questions from 44 Senators about Facebook's data man...
07:39 pm -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget Uber gathered driver feedback to overhaul the app they use
As part of a grand campaign to repair its reputation, Uber updated its driver app last fall with a 'share my location' feature to comfort its contractors during long shifts. But the software...
07:15 pm -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget Cadillac goes green with the CT6 Plug-In hybrid
More and more luxury automobile owners want to go green. Sure there's a chance they're looking to save a few bucks on gas, but you rarely find people who buy feature-filled powerful sedans a...
07:01 pm -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget Senators urge Zuckerberg to avoid 'nightmare' for Facebook users
As expected, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was in Capitol Hill today to testify before the Senate Commerce and Judiciary Committees. It is the first of two congressional hearings Zuckerb...
06:45 pm -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget littleBits adds coding and customization to its Star Wars Droid kit
Last year, littleBits introduced a Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit, which allows kids to build their own Droid. The kit came with everything kids needed to accomplish the task, and an app provided how-to...
06:28 pm -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget Apple snags TV adaptation of Asimovs Foundation sci-fi series
Apple has added yet another TV series to its ever growing lineup. The latest addition, Deadline reports, is an ambitious project headed by David S. Goyer (Blade, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight) and Jo...
06:12 pm -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget Hulu's live TV service is now available on LG smart TVs
Hulu continues to slowly roll its new UI and Live TV out following additions last fall on computers and game consoles. Now you can enjoy the streaming television service on most current LG WebOS Smart...
05:51 pm -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget Two 'Mega Man X' collections are coming July 24th
To celebrate Mega Man's 30th anniversary and Mega Man 11 coming out this year, Capcom planned a re-release of two bundles collecting the first ten games for the Switch. But the company must have ...
05:47 pm -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget Cambridge Analytica might have accessed private Facebook messages
Facebook just began notifying people if their information was accessed by Cambridge Analytica today. Soon after, the social media company created a Help Center page that you can check to see if you we...
05:47 pm -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget Cambridge Analytica might have accessed private Facebook messages (updated)
Facebook just began notifying people if their information was accessed by Cambridge Analytica yesterday. Soon after, the social media company created a Help Center page that you can check to see if yo...
05:30 pm -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget Fisher-Prices wearable baby monitor is an unreliable rash machine
Spoiler alert: This does not end well for Fisher-Price.For several months now I've been using the company's Sproutling wearable "baby monitor." And you'll notice that's i...
05:14 pm -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget Dubai will begin digital license plate trial next month
Next month, Dubai will begin testing smart license plates, the BBC reports, and they'll be able to contact emergency services in the event of a crash, communicate with other cars about traffic co...
05:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget Twitch will stream five short films and a Q&A by Neill Blomkamp
Neill Blomkamp, director of dystopian sci-fi epics District 9, Elysium and Chappie, will be live on Twitch tomorrow, April 11, showcasing five independent films made by his film studio, Oats Studios. ...
04:36 pm -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget Instagram 'Focus' fakes portrait mode on single-camera phones
You no longer need dual cameras or a Pixel 2 to take DSLR-like portrait photos with your phone... provided you're using Instagram. The social service has rolled out a Focus camera mode that will ...
04:32 pm -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget Virtual 'Minecraft' convention Minecon Earth returns September 29th
Minecon is returning to a livestream near you. On September 29th, the virtual fan convention will broadcast a 90-minute show featuring panels, a costume contest and news. To participate in the first t...
04:15 pm -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget Watch Mark Zuckerberg's first congressional hearing at 2:15PM ET
After a couple weeks of anticipation, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will make the first of two appearances before congressional committees this afternoon. At 2:15PM ET, Zuckerberg with testify before b...
04:02 pm -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget Zuckerberg reportedly asked Instagram to copy Snapchat Stories
It's no secret that Instagram has had serious Snapchat envy for a while, but what got the ball rolling? If you believe Bloomberg, it's none other than Mark Zuckerberg himself. A source tal...
03:48 pm -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget Amazon now delivers Whole Foods groceries to LA Prime members
Next time you need your favorite organic peanut butter, salmon fillet or coconut water right at that very moment, say a silent thanks to Amazon. The e-commerce giant's two-hour Whole Foods Market...
03:31 pm -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget Netflixs Nailed It! casts season two with a cookie selfie challenge
Netflix's cooking competition show Nailed It! is looking for bakers for its upcoming second season and it's going a rather interesting route to find them. Host Nicole Byer announced a compet...
03:17 pm -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget Walmart expands grocery delivery with help from Postmates
Can't make it to one of Walmart's pickup towers to snag your online grocery order? Don't worry: Now you can have it delivered via Postmates. And it all sounds pretty simple, too. Either...
03:01 pm -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget Heres why a British politician will escape punishment for hacking
Thanks to a silly statement made by its prime minister, most British politicians are now asked in interviews about the worst thing they have ever done. When MP Kemi Badenoch was handed the question, s...
02:55 pm -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget Facebook's bounty program offers rewards for reporting data abuse
It's an understatement that Facebook has found itself in some hot water lately in regard to data privacy, thanks to the Cambridge Analytica scandal. CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg is testifying ...
02:36 pm -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget Uber executives on the hook for criminal charges in France
France can bring criminal charges against Uber executives for operating an illegal taxi service, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) has ruled. The decision stems from events in 2015, whe...
02:15 pm -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget Gemini PDA review: Weve come a long way since keyboards
The sun may have set on the phone-with-a-keyboard phenomenon, but there are still people who pine for physical keys. Armed with a deca-core processor, Android, all the wireless connections you need an...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget Urbanears made a smaller, $199 version of its connected speaker
Urbanears' first batch of Connected Speakers were clever, packing AirPlay, Chromecast and Spotify Connect into colorful boxes you wouldn't mind putting on display. There was one main problem...
01:42 pm -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget YouTube hack defaces music videos from Drake, Taylor Swift
If you were in the midst of a music video marathon this morning, you probably got a rude surprise. Hackers (one claiming to have used a script) defaced numerous top music videos, including Luis Fonsi...
01:42 pm -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget YouTube hack defaces music videos from Drake, Taylor Swift (updated)
If you were in the midst of a music video marathon this morning, you probably got a rude surprise. Hackers (one claiming to have used a script) defaced numerous top music videos, including Luis Fonsi ...
01:42 pm -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget Vevo hack defaces YouTube music videos from Drake, Taylor Swift (updated)
If you were in the midst of a music video marathon this morning, you probably got a rude surprise. Hackers (one claiming to have used a script) defaced numerous top music videos, including Luis Fonsi ...
01:21 pm -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget Vizios new P-series TV is its brightest yet
Today, Vizio announced a new flagship display, the 65-inch 2018 P-Series Quantum 4K HDR Smart TV. It has up to 2,000 nits of peak brightness and is billed as Vizio's brightest TV so far. The beze...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget Intels Hades Canyon NUC is a tiny gaming powerhouse
We called Intel's last NUC the future of tiny desktops. And with this latest model, the Hades Canyon NUC, that's truer than ever. It has just about everything you'd want in a desktop, t...
12:52 pm -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Zuckerberg is going to DC
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to Tuesday! Facebook's CEO goes to Washington, Apple launches its latest limited-edition Product RED phones and we check out whether those newly disco...
12:29 pm -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget Amazon reshuffles its TV team in fight against Netflix
Amazon's new studio chief Jennifer Salke has made her first mark on the entertainment division since taking up the role in February. Amazon COO Albert Cheng has been named co-head of television, ...
11:57 am -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget Check right now if Cambridge Analytica used your Facebook data
In the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, you're probably wondering: Was I actually affected? After all, the company obtained data on 87 million users (that's the current estimate...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget Ford's new Focus pulls in Co-Pilot360 driver assists
Ford is taking the wraps off of its new 'global' Focus, and besides the new styling, we're interested because as usual, the car will help introduce a hefty suite of driver-assist techno...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget Web standard brings password-free sign-ins to virtually any site
Tech companies have been trying to do away with web passwords for years, but now it looks like they've reached a key milestone. The FIDO Alliance and W3C have launched a Web Authentication stand...
09:21 am -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget Zuckerberg apologizes for Facebook's response to Myanmar conflict
Mark Zuckerberg has been accused of keeping too quiet on the many issues affecting Facebook recently, so Myanmar activists were surprised when they received a personal response from the chief exec fol...
08:30 am -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget LG's flagship G7 will launch in May
LG's artificial intelligence technology, ThinQ, first made its way to the Korean company's phones as part of the V30S. Now, the brand has confirmed that ThinQ is also coming to LG's fla...
07:15 am -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget Google is opening up VR180 to hardware-makers and developers
For Google's VR180 to become successful, manufacturers and developers have to be onboard, creating devices and churning out videos and apps that use the format. That's why the tech giant is ...
06:02 am -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget PayPal to launch debit cards and traditional banking services
PayPal is apparently rolling out a number of traditional banking features, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. The digital payment giant is offering users debit cards they can use to w...
04:49 am -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget 'Westworld' creators have an unusual approach to S2 spoilers
During a Reddit AMA with Westworld show creators Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan, Nolan made an unexpected announcement -- instead of making fans cry, they'd spoil their own show. Usually, for a myst...
03:44 am -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget Instagram tests its counterpart to Snapchat's friend codes
Instagram's tendency to shadow Snapchat features now extends to the way you find new people to follow. The company has confirmed to TechCrunch that it's testing Nametags, a not-too-subtle r...
02:36 am -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget Cambridge Analytica tries to shoot down Facebook data sharing claims
Cambridge Analytica is facing incredible pressure over the Facebook data sharing scandal -- and not surprisingly, it's determined to share its version of events before Mark Zuckerberg testifies i...
02:06 am -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget You won't have to sign for credit card purchases much longer
For all of the progress the US has made in payment technology, it still clings to the past when it comes to credit card payments. You still have to sign for many in-person purchases, which is downrig...
01:02 am -04 - Tue, April 10, 2018
Engadget What's on TV: 'The Expanse,' 'Lost in Space' and 'Chef's Table'
This week The Expanse comes back on Syfy, while on AMC The Walking Dead passes the baton to Fear the Walking Dead and on Fox it's finally time for more New Girl. Netflix's highly anticipated...
11:36 pm -04 - Mon, April 9, 2018
Engadget Fake Black Lives Matter page on Facebook eclipsed the real thing
Facebook has had some success purging fake and misleading pages, but it's evident there's still work to do. CNN has discovered that the most popular Black Lives Matter page for the past yea...
11:01 pm -04 - Mon, April 9, 2018
Engadget Nests outdoor facial recognition camera is available in Europe
Nest released the weather-ready version of its facial recognition-equipped camera, the Cam IQ outdoor, last fall in the US. The device would theoretically notify you only if it recorded someone it had...
10:03 pm -04 - Mon, April 9, 2018
Engadget Pandora's CEO is doubling down on podcasts
By JP MangalindanPandora CEO Roger Lynch wants to offer listeners an easier way to discover new podcasts as the company adds more podcasts to its service and beefs up advertising.Indeed, podcasts will...
09:47 pm -04 - Mon, April 9, 2018
Engadget Backpage.com officials indicted following FBI shutdown
Last week, the US government seized the classified website Backpage.com, disabled it, and replaced its front page with a disclaimer announcing its shutdown. The site's cofounders had been the sub...
09:33 pm -04 - Mon, April 9, 2018
Engadget Microsofts object-detecting playmat brings toys to life
From Amiibos to Skylanders, game companies have led the 'toys to life' charge to translate real-world objects into digital worlds. But those have only transferred proprietary products. Micro...
09:02 pm -04 - Mon, April 9, 2018
Engadget 'Star Trek: Discovery' has found its Christopher Pike
Star Trek: Discovery has been framed as a prequel to the original TV series, but there's been at least one conspicuous omission in that story: Christopher Pike, the captain of the USS Enterprise ...
08:44 pm -04 - Mon, April 9, 2018
Engadget Overwatch League star fired amid sexual misconduct allegations
Overwatch League (OWL) is fairly new on the eSports scene; we're watching it evolve before our eyes. The last few months have shown us that acting badly in real life has gotten a handful of playe...
08:32 pm -04 - Mon, April 9, 2018
Engadget HQ Trivia is getting more social
HQ Trivia has grown in popularity since launching last year, frequently attracting over one million players per game. Now, TechCrunch reports, the app will begin to incorporate a more social network-t...
08:16 pm -04 - Mon, April 9, 2018
Engadget Sam Fisher is confirmed for a 'Ghost Recon Wildlands' mission
If you were excited about the tease for military shooter Ghost Recon Wildlands getting a Splinter Cell crossover, you're in luck. The game's Twitter account just confirmed that Sam Fisher ne...
08:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 9, 2018
Engadget Apple says it's now powered completely by renewable energy
After years of chasing the dream of clean energy, Apple announced that it's facilities are now 100 percent powered by renewable sources. That's up from the 96 percent in 2016, according to i...
07:41 pm -04 - Mon, April 9, 2018
Engadget Oregon governor signs net neutrality bill into law
It's getting increasingly difficult for internet providers to take advantage of the FCC's looming net neutrality repeal. Oregon Governor Kate Brown has signed the state's recently pass...
07:22 pm -04 - Mon, April 9, 2018
Engadget Facebook starts telling users if Cambridge Analytica had their data
Though initial reports estimated that around 50 million Facebook users' information was improperly obtained by Cambridge Analytica, Facebook upped that number to 87 million last week. The company...
07:05 pm -04 - Mon, April 9, 2018
Engadget Two 'newly discovered' human organs aren't what they seem
For a minute there, 2018 was shaping up to be a year of new organ discoveries. In January, Dr. J. Calvin Coffey, foundation chair of surgery at the University of Limerick, declared that he had "d...
06:38 pm -04 - Mon, April 9, 2018
Engadget Huawei P20 Pro teardown sheds light on its three cameras
Take a look at the P20 Pro and there's a good chance you'll wonder how Huawei managed to stuff three rear cameras into a phone roughly the same size as its two-cam rivals. Thankfully, it�...
06:19 pm -04 - Mon, April 9, 2018
Engadget Study says Twitter bots share 66 percent of links to popular websites
The Pew Research Center has just released a report detailing the role Twitter bots play in spreading links from popular websites. Researchers analyzed around 1.2 million tweets posted by 140,545 accou...
06:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 9, 2018
Engadget IKEA's first Bluetooth speakers don't need assembly
IKEA's team-up with Sonos might not bear fruit until 2019, but that doesn't mean you'll have to go without distinctly Swedish speakers in the meantime -- in the wake of launches in Swed...
05:40 pm -04 - Mon, April 9, 2018
Engadget What to expect from Mark Zuckerbergs Congressional hearings
The next stop on Mark Zuckerberg's apology tour is the United States Congress. On Tuesday and Wednesday, the Facebook co-founder and CEO will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee and the...
05:20 pm -04 - Mon, April 9, 2018
Engadget 'Radical Heights' is Cliff Bleszinski's free-to-play battle royale game
That didn't take long. After announcing that LawBreakers wasn't living up to expectations (and making enough money), and teasing a new project on Friday, developer Boss Key has revealed the ...
05:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 9, 2018
Engadget Blackmagic's new $1,295 compact shoots 4K RAW movies
As it teased, Blackmagic Design has unveiled a 4K version of its popular portable RAW camera at NAB 2018. The Pocket Cinema Camera 4K packs a full-size, dual native ISO Micro Four Thirds sensor and c...
04:30 pm -04 - Mon, April 9, 2018
Engadget What we're buying: Toto's toilet upgrade and an old Game Boy Advance
This week's hardware IRL is still in the bathroom. Devindra Hardawar explains how his toilet upgrade bested even the SNES Classic to make it his most recent must-buy. Elsewhere, Rob LeFebvre (onc...
04:18 pm -04 - Mon, April 9, 2018
Engadget Windows 3.0-style file browser lets you navigate like it's the 90s
Microsoft has released the source code for File Manager, the computer-navigating interface that debuted in Windows 3.0 and persisted through most of the 90s. Remember clicking rightwards through diffe...
04:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 9, 2018
Engadget In pursuit of the perfect AI voice
The virtual personal assistant is romanticized in utopian portrayals of the future from The Jetsons to Star Trek. It's the cultured, disembodied voice at humanity's beck and call, eager and ...
03:53 pm -04 - Mon, April 9, 2018
Engadget Congress released Mark Zuckerbergs statement for Wednesday's hearing
On Wednesday, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Congress. Today, Congress released a copy of his statement. In it, Zuckerberg takes responsibility for Facebook's myriad...
03:40 pm -04 - Mon, April 9, 2018
Engadget Audis real-life Gran Turismo car will race at Formula E
Audi originally created the e-tron Vision Gran Turismo for the PlayStation 4, exclusively for virtual racing. But now the company is building the vehicle as a fully fledged, operational concept car. T...
03:20 pm -04 - Mon, April 9, 2018
Engadget Uber buys San Francisco bike-sharing service Jump
Uber is getting serious about its bike-sharing aspirations. The company just announced its purchase of Jump, the bike-sharing platform featuring "electric, dock-less" bikes. Previously, Jump...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 9, 2018
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S9 DeX Pad comes to the US on May 13th
If you've been waiting for the day you can use your Galaxy S9 as a desktop computer, mark your calendar. Samsung's DeX Pad, which also works with the Galaxy S8, will arrive in the US on May ...
02:30 pm -04 - Mon, April 9, 2018
Engadget Xprize finalists to test CO2 recycling ideas in factories
In September 2015, the NRG COSIA Carbon Xprize was born. Through a total of $20 million in reward money, the aim of this particular Xprize is to challenge participants to come up with a way to convert...
02:16 pm -04 - Mon, April 9, 2018
Engadget Facebook to open up its data for research on social media and elections
Facebook announced a new initiative today aimed at improving its policies and the role its platform plays in elections. The company acknowledged that it was slow to respond to election interference ef...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 9, 2018
Engadget Do you need a smart home hub?
When life gets chaotic, it can be convenient to have all your smart home devices operating on the same wavelength. Achieving this sort of harmony sometimes requires a hub to consolidate the myriad gad...
01:42 pm -04 - Mon, April 9, 2018
Engadget WSJ: SpaceX not to blame for 'Zuma' spy satellite disaster
All eyes were on SpaceX back in January, when a Falcon 9 rocket launched a mysterious payload called Zuma into orbit. But soon after its supposed deployment, reports started coming in that Zuma hadn&#...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 9, 2018
Engadget Vandals combines street art and 'stealth noir' on your iPad
Paris-based indie developer Th&eacute;o Le Du Fuentes goes by the name of Cosmografik, a fitting pseudonym for the creator of Vandals, a turn-based puzzle game that focuses on street art. Arriving...
12:40 pm -04 - Mon, April 9, 2018
Engadget Apple's red iPhone 8 and 8 Plus go on sale tomorrow
For over a decade now, Apple has worked with HIV/AIDS charity Product RED, raising over $160 million for the non-profit to date. That money comes from the sales of scarlet-colored covers, cases, Apple...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 9, 2018
Engadget HP's Chromebook x2 is a detachable tablet too
HP is joining Acer in making Chrome OS devices that can do away with the keyboard. It just unveiled the Chromebook x2, a 12.3-inch laptop that's really a detachable tablet -- unlike the earlier ...
11:28 am -04 - Mon, April 9, 2018
Engadget Leap Motion crafts a reference design for cheap AR headsets
Leap Motion is a company most famous for building a gesture-recognition doodad for PCs that wound up integrated into keyboards. Since then, however, it has built ever-smarter sensors that can bring ha...
11:03 am -04 - Mon, April 9, 2018
Engadget Parent groups say YouTube defies underage data-collection laws
The Federal Trade Commission has been asked to, once again, investigate Google's practices around its YouTube Kids platform. A group of child-safety organizations accuse the search giant of viola...
10:00 am -04 - Mon, April 9, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Another Facebook ban
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome back! Get the week started off right with a look at Sony's smaller flagship phone and some exciting news for Splinter Cell fans....
08:54 am -04 - Mon, April 9, 2018
Engadget Sony's pro 4K camcorder has Netflix-friendly 'Instant HDR'
HDR has become just as important as 4K for streaming and Blu-Ray users who care about seeing films and series the way the creators intended. Manufacturers therefore have to cater to producers who want...
06:37 am -04 - Mon, April 9, 2018
Engadget NVIDIA will end 32-bit OS GeForce support this month
NVIDIA recently warned that the end was nigh for GeForce support on 32-bit operating systems, and it has now put dates to that event. It will halt GeForce GPU driver support at the end of April, meani...
03:55 am -04 - Mon, April 9, 2018
Engadget Irrigation robots could help grow wine grapes in California
We all know by now that robots are the future of farming, and things are no different for winemakers in The Golden State. Faced with the shortage of water and workers, they asked researchers from the ...
01:41 am -04 - Mon, April 9, 2018
Engadget Uber's Southeast Asia merger delayed pending reviews
Uber is normally glad when its service keeps running in a given country, but not this time around. The Philippines has ordered Uber to keep its local service active while antitrust investigators revie...
12:04 am -04 - Mon, April 9, 2018
Engadget Mercedes prepares electric equivalent to its S-Class luxury sedan
Mercedes-Benz is joining the ranks of car manufacturers working on hyper-luxurious EVs. In a chat with Autocar, the company's large car division leader Michael Kelz promised an electric car &quo...
10:32 pm -04 - Sun, April 8, 2018
Engadget Apple may unveil red iPhone 8 and 8 Plus models this week
Apple may be poised to spice up the iPhone 8's color selection much as it did for the 7 series last year. MacRumors has obtained a Virgin Mobile memo claiming (Product) Red versions of the 8 and...
09:01 pm -04 - Sun, April 8, 2018
Engadget Facebook suspends data firm using Cambridge Analytica-like tricks
Facebook isn't just taking action against the companies directly involved in the Cambridge Analytica data sharing scandal. The company has suspended CubeYou after CNBC sent word that the analyti...
07:33 pm -04 - Sun, April 8, 2018
Engadget Tesla hopes to deliver all-wheel drive Model 3 in July
Every Tesla Model 3 rolling off the line has so far been a single motor, rear-wheel drive variant. That's been more than a little frustrating if you've had your heart set on the surefootedne...
06:02 pm -04 - Sun, April 8, 2018
Engadget Snapchat revives its chronological Stories feed for some users
The Snapchat team may have acknowledged that some aspects of its big redesign haven't gone over well. Some users have reported seeing the Stories feed revert to the classic chronological order, ...
04:30 pm -04 - Sun, April 8, 2018
Engadget The best blender
By Christine Cyr Clisset and Lesley StocktonThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate ...
03:00 pm -04 - Sun, April 8, 2018
Engadget After Math: The week of living dangerously
It was a chaotic week in the tech world, even before the YouTube HQ shooting. Apple's pushing its luck by pushing its Mac Pro release to next year, Russia's mail delivery drone barely got of...
01:29 pm -04 - Sun, April 8, 2018
Engadget Apple faces patent lawsuit over Watch's heart rate sensor
Apple Watch's heart rate sensor is built on stolen tech -- that's what a lawsuit filed against the company is claiming, at least. A Michigan-based health startup called Omni MedSci is accusi...
11:02 am -04 - Sun, April 8, 2018
Engadget Uber avoids ban in Egypt over taxi driver lawsuit
Uber has faced more than a few service shutdowns over legal issues, but it just dodged a bullet in Egypt... at least, for a while. A court has negated a decision that would have suspended the licenses...
05:18 am -04 - Sun, April 8, 2018
Engadget Ultra HD group outlines next generation of 4K TV broadcasts
The concept of 4K TV broadcasting is only just getting off the ground, but its overseers are already planning for what comes next. The Ultra HD Forum has published its first "Phase B" guidel...
02:36 am -04 - Sun, April 8, 2018
Engadget 'PUBG' moves beyond battle royale with War Mode
The PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds team is now clearer about their plans to add game modes beyond the signature battle royale and zombie games. The developer has revealed that it's experimen...
01:04 am -04 - Sun, April 8, 2018
Engadget 'Ghost Recon Wildlands' is getting a 'Splinter Cell' crossover
Ubisoft's latest bid to keep Ghost Recon Wildlands in the spotlight: bring in one of the Tom Clancy universe's other stars. The developer has teased "The Call," a special mission ...
11:35 pm -04 - Sat, April 7, 2018
Engadget YouTube may handpick videos for its Kids app
Over the past months, it became increasingly clear that YouTube isn't the friendliest place for kids even with filters on. It doesn't just have a problem with vile videos pretending to be fa...
10:03 pm -04 - Sat, April 7, 2018
Engadget Homeland Security database would track bloggers, social media
Fears about the potential effects of propaganda and fake news remain high, and American officials are determined to keep track of media outlets in a bid to curb these misinformation campaigns. The De...
08:33 pm -04 - Sat, April 7, 2018
Engadget Global cyberattack targets 200,000 network switches
The past few days haven't been great for the internet's broader security. Iran's Communication and Information Technology Ministry has reported that it was a victim in a global cyberat...
08:33 pm -04 - Sat, April 7, 2018
Engadget Global cyberattack targets 200,000 network switches (updated)
The past few days haven't been great for the internet's broader security. Iran's Communication and Information Technology Ministry has reported that it was a victim in a global cyberatt...
07:01 pm -04 - Sat, April 7, 2018
Engadget California may soon allow passengers in driverless cars
In early April, California's new rules that allow automakers, tech giants and just about anybody to test fully driverless cars on its roads finally took effect. But before those companies can rea...
05:32 pm -04 - Sat, April 7, 2018
Engadget Amazon cancels 'Mozart in the Jungle' after four seasons
One of Prime Video's earliest successes is about to fade away: Amazon has canceled Mozart in the Jungle after four seasons. It's not certain what prompted the decision to axe the show, but i...
04:00 pm -04 - Sat, April 7, 2018
Engadget Recommended Reading: Does Facebook need to be regulated?
How the government could fix FacebookJulia Angwin,The AtlanticThere are a number of issues surrounding the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica saga. Perhaps the most prominent one is the question of whet...
02:30 pm -04 - Sat, April 7, 2018
Engadget What Siri can learn from Google Assistant
It's no secret that when it comes to voice assistants, Siri is often cited as one of the worst. Even though Apple introduced it years before Amazon and Google, their digital rivals -- Alexa and G...
01:00 pm -04 - Sat, April 7, 2018
Engadget Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact review: A smaller flagship without compromises
Smaller smartphones have fallen out of fashion. We now primarily use our handsets for browsing the web, gaming and every other form of entertainment, making a larger screen more desirable in many case...
12:45 pm -04 - Sat, April 7, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the weekend! Facebook saved some news for a late Friday release, and there's one weird Chrome trick that might save you a fraction of a second. (It...
11:20 am -04 - Sat, April 7, 2018
Engadget Yes Chrome is scanning your Windows PC, but it might be a bug
A few days ago Kelly Shortridge, a product manager at SecurityScorecard detected some unexpected behavior on her PC, as a honeypot Canarytoken reported being accessed by Chrome.exe. That's not wh...
07:42 am -04 - Sat, April 7, 2018
Engadget Chinas ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing recruits drivers in Mexico
In December, Reuters reported that China's Didi Chuxing ride-hailing company would be expanding its business into Mexico, taking on rival Uber, which has the largest foothold in the country. Now,...
03:57 am -04 - Sat, April 7, 2018
Engadget Facebook suspends another data firm: AggregateIQ
Late Friday the Cambridge Analytica data scandal spread wider, as Facebook announced it has also suspended Canadian data firm Aggregate IQ. In a statement to The Guardian, Facebook said "In light...
01:42 am -04 - Sat, April 7, 2018
Engadget Walmart is adding 500 more 'Pickup Towers' to stores this year
Walmart is expanding the amount of its in-store "Pickup Towers" for online orders. The retailer is adding some 500 more of the across the country by year's end. Walmart says once the ro...
12:00 am -04 - Sat, April 7, 2018
Engadget Tim Cook outlines Apple's view on privacy, encryption in MSNBC interview
During the "Revolution: Apple Changing the World" interview airing on MSNBC, Apple CEO Tim Cook gives his two cents on many issues facing the tech industry, most notably ones affecting compe...
11:17 pm -04 - Fri, April 6, 2018
Engadget Best Buy may also have had customer data exposed
Yesterday, both Sears and Delta revealed that thousands of their customers may have had personal and financial information exposed. This was because the companies had entrusted data to the tech firm [...
10:31 pm -04 - Fri, April 6, 2018
Engadget Twitter will show users its rules to discourage abuse
Twitter just promised to watch breaking events closely to curb trolling and fake news, but how does it stop users from getting trouble into first place? The answer might be simple: show people the ru...
09:29 pm -04 - Fri, April 6, 2018
Engadget Backpage.com was seized by the federal government
Classifieds website Backpage.com has been seized and disabled by the federal government. When you visit the website now, you'll see a message saying it and all affiliated websites have been taken...
09:16 pm -04 - Fri, April 6, 2018
Engadget Skype's call recording feature is made for podcasters
Here's a little trade secret: podcasters and radio show hosts use Skype a lot. It's helpful for adding remote guests with minimal fuss. You usually need to synchronize with a third-party a...
08:20 pm -04 - Fri, April 6, 2018
Engadget MSNBC's interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook airs tonight at 8PM ET
Last week, details from Tim Cook's interview with MSNBC and Recode's Kara Swisher emerged ahead of its airing, and boy, did he have some choice words for Facebook. When asked about the socia...
08:03 pm -04 - Fri, April 6, 2018
Engadget Google is making it easier to use emoji in Chrome
Google is making it easier to access emoji while you're using Chrome. The latest version of Chrome Canary (67.0.3389.0 on Mac, according to 9to5 Google) features a shortcut that gives access to t...
07:35 pm -04 - Fri, April 6, 2018
Engadget Spotify might be working on an in-car music player
Rumors have been circulating that Spotify is working on some sort of hardware, possibly an in-car controller or a standalone player. As The Verge reports, a number of Reddit users have claimed to have...
07:30 pm -04 - Fri, April 6, 2018
Engadget The uncovering of a fake Russian pundit
At this point in history, you probably wouldn't be surprised if I told you that the guy who owned Jared and Ivanka's Washington home was just uncovered as the ringleader behind what some bel...
07:21 pm -04 - Fri, April 6, 2018
Engadget Facebook will label political ads and note who paid for them
Facebook vowed in October it would require electoral advertisers to identify themselves. Now they're expanding that to include anyone who buys an ad about 'issues' -- as in, political t...
06:45 pm -04 - Fri, April 6, 2018
Engadget The experience and vision behind the Jaguar I-Pace
Typically, when an automaker announces something completely different to its lineup, it involves months -- if not years -- of meetings with top executives, multiple focus groups and a lot of hand wrin...
06:29 pm -04 - Fri, April 6, 2018
Engadget Twitter changes may bring major issues for third-party apps
If you use a third-party Twitter app like Tweetbot, Twitterrific, Talon or Tweetings, you might lose a couple of key features when Twitter replaces developer access to User and Site streams with a new...
06:29 pm -04 - Fri, April 6, 2018
Engadget Twitter changes may bring major issues for third-party apps (updated)
If you use a third-party Twitter app like Tweetbot, Twitterrific, Talon or Tweetings, you might lose a couple of key features when Twitter replaces developer access to User and Site streams with a new...
06:01 pm -04 - Fri, April 6, 2018
Engadget With Squadbox, friends moderate harassing messages in your email
Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have developed a tool aimed at fighting harassment online. It's called Squadbox and the idea behind it is to have...
05:40 pm -04 - Fri, April 6, 2018
Engadget Apple voices support for Clean Power Plan ahead of pending repeal
In October, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced he would sign a proposed rule that would withdraw the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan (CPP). The environmental regulations have had a ...
05:24 pm -04 - Fri, April 6, 2018
Engadget Facebook plans to allow everyone to unsend messages
Facebook is obsequiously assuring everyone that it will be responsible with users' data and transparent with how it's shared. But evidence emerged yesterday that the company has been quietly...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 6, 2018
Engadget Retired at 24: The life of a pro 'Call of Duty' player
Matthew "Burns" Potthoff retired when he was 24. He'd spent 11 years building a career as a professional Call of Duty player, and when he realized his time in front of the screen was up...
04:42 pm -04 - Fri, April 6, 2018
Engadget The Weather Channel will bring mixed-reality disasters to broadcasts
It looks like The Weather Channel's broadcasts are about to get a lot more immersive. The channel's parent, The Weather Group, is teaming up with The Future Group, powered by the Unreal Engi...
04:22 pm -04 - Fri, April 6, 2018
Engadget Boeing's first crewed space flight may be more than just a test
This week, NASA announced that it has updated its commercial crew contract with Boeing. Specifically, Boeing is one of two contractors that is building a crew vehicle that will eventually be able to c...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 6, 2018
Engadget Nearly two billion people have watched Facebook Live broadcasts
There's no doubt that Facebook Live has grown a lot in the two years since it launched, but by how much? Facebook is eager to share a few stats. The social network has chalked up more than 3.5 ...
03:37 pm -04 - Fri, April 6, 2018
Engadget US Congressmen ask FCC to combat unauthorized Stingray use
Earlier this week, reports surfaced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had detected activity in Washington DC that was consistent with the use of cell-site simulators, or Stingrays. The fi...
03:18 pm -04 - Fri, April 6, 2018
Engadget Cliff Bleszinski's 'LawBreakers' is in a death spiral
LawBreakers, the gravity-defying shooter from Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski, is on borrowed time. The game has never had a huge player-base, even after doling out new game modes and offering u...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 6, 2018
Engadget The best telescopes for beginners
By Colin RosemontThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate...
02:39 pm -04 - Fri, April 6, 2018
Engadget Russia is getting closer to banning Telegram
Today, the Russian government filed a lawsuit to limit the messaging app Telegram domestically, the latest move in an escalating battle between the two. Roskomnadzor, the Russian media regulator, clai...
02:18 pm -04 - Fri, April 6, 2018
Engadget Mark Zuckerberg will testify at a joint Senate hearing on April 10th
As details of the Cambridge Analytica scandal emerged, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was asked to testify before multiple Congressional committees as well as the UK Parliament. Earlier this week, the U...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 6, 2018
Engadget The C64 Mini review: Nostalgias not enough
Memory's a weird thing, isn't it? Your brain records every moment in your life, and locks it away forever. And then, suddenly, a sound, a smell, a piece of beige plastic can just send you tu...
01:41 pm -04 - Fri, April 6, 2018
Engadget A new startup wants to launch a luxury space hotel into orbit
Companies like Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin are aiming to carry tourists into space within the next few years. But, if these tourists want more than just a flight (and they are able to pay the heft...
01:22 pm -04 - Fri, April 6, 2018
Engadget Apple brings RAW video editing to the masses with new FCP X update
Apple has unveiled a new video recording codec called ProRes RAW, a move that instantly makes the high-quality format more mainstream. The feature arrived with the latest version of Final Cut Pro (10....
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 6, 2018
Engadget Hyperloop TT's expansion continues with a Brazil tech center
From what sounded like a pretty crazy Elon Musk scheme, hyperloop transportation has been shaping up into a real system, over the last six months or so. After a slow start one of the two main players,...
12:31 pm -04 - Fri, April 6, 2018
Engadget SpaceX cut its latest Falcon 9 stream because it didn't get a license
SpaceX had to cut off the Iridium Next mission's live feed earlier than usual, and it might be because its Tesla stunt got a bit too much attention. The private space giant raised questions and f...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 6, 2018
Engadget Facebook is struggling with the EU's stricter privacy laws
There's never an ideal time for your multi-billion dollar company to take center stage in one of the most high-profile privacy scandals ever seen, but for Mark Zuckerberg, the Cambridge Analytica...
11:02 am -04 - Fri, April 6, 2018
Engadget Facebook wiped Zuckerberg's conversations from people's inboxes
Facebook recently paid for full-page newspaper adverts claiming that it had a "responsibility to protect your information," adding that if it couldn't, it didn't "deserve it.&...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, April 6, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Virgin Galactic and Fleetwood Mac
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.It's Friday, and we've got some bad news about the Mac Pro. If you need a pick me up, though, we have recommendations, including a neat VR animated short...
08:15 am -04 - Fri, April 6, 2018
Engadget YouTube's live TV service now streams in Firefox
YouTube TV debuted in a limited number of markets and could only be accessed through Chrome. The video-sharing platform is making it easier and easier to access, though: after launching it in addition...
06:31 am -04 - Fri, April 6, 2018
Engadget MIT's wearable device can 'hear' the words you say in your head
If you've read any sort of science fiction, it's likely you've heard about subvocalization, the practice of silently saying words in your head. It's common when we read (though it ...
05:01 am -04 - Fri, April 6, 2018
Engadget Bloomberg: Samsung's chip biz is still its top earner in Q1 2018
Samsung took over Intel's throne as the biggest chipmaker by revenue in the last quarter of 2017, and it isn't showing any signs of slowing down. The Korean conglomerate has released its ear...
04:00 am -04 - Fri, April 6, 2018
Engadget Snapchat's iPhone X-exclusive Lenses look more realistic than usual
Snapchat has discovered a way to leverage the power of iPhone X's TrueDepth camera -- and that means you'll have access to exclusive Lenses if you use Apple's all-screen mobile device. ...
02:56 am -04 - Fri, April 6, 2018
Engadget Watch Virgin Galactic's new SpaceshipTwo take flight
As Virgin Galactic continues its quest to "open" space flight, it completed its first powered test flight since the 2014 crash that killed one of its pilots. Now we have video of the new Spa...
02:09 am -04 - Fri, April 6, 2018
Engadget Western Digital unveils its new 4K-ready NVME gaming SSD
While it tries to craft a microwave-assisted 40TB hard drive by 2025, Western Digital is releasing storage solutions for the nearer future. The company introduced the Black 3D NVMe, an SSD designed to...
12:44 am -04 - Fri, April 6, 2018
Engadget Facebook fined $33 million for failing to help Brazilian authorities
Facebook has had a contentious relationship with Brazilian authorities, and its WhatsApp messenger has suffered multiple service bans for failing to cooperate. Two years ago, a court froze around $6 m...
11:18 pm -04 - Thu, April 5, 2018
Engadget Mophie pad offers fast wireless charging for Apple and Samsung phones
You frequently have to be picky when you get a fast wireless charging pad: a device that tops up your Galaxy S9 at high speed might recharge your partner's iPhone X at a humdrum pace. Mophie thi...
10:31 pm -04 - Thu, April 5, 2018
Engadget Twitter tries to explain how it fights breaking news hoaxes
During the minutes and hours after shots rang out at YouTube's headquarters in San Bruno, many people used Twitter just as they have after other high-profile events: to spread fake information an...
10:26 pm -04 - Thu, April 5, 2018
Engadget Korean university faces boycott over fears of AI weapons
For all the joking we do about Skynet-scenarios and killer robots, there's some truth to the worrisome creations. To prevent Terminators from becoming a real threat, some 50 robotics experts are ...
09:40 pm -04 - Thu, April 5, 2018
Engadget Plex brings its virtual reality movie app to Gear VR and Oculus
Earlier this year, Plex jumped into VR with a Google Daydream app that puts you and up to four of your buddies into a virtual movie screening room. Now the media server company is bringing Plex VR to ...
09:21 pm -04 - Thu, April 5, 2018
Engadget Amazon greenlights Lorena Bobbitt documentary series
Amazon has given the go-ahead to a four-part documentary series on Lorena Bobbitt, Variety reports. Bobbitt became a media focus in 1993 when she cut off her husband's penis while he slept -- whi...
08:59 pm -04 - Thu, April 5, 2018
Engadget Survival game 'Don't Starve' hits Nintendo Switch April 12th
Klei's Don't Starve has been a hit ever since it came out for PC in 2013. It's since appeared on the PS4 (as well as the PS3 and Vita), iOS and Android, and continues to thrill with var...
08:46 pm -04 - Thu, April 5, 2018
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Save $40 on a Google Home smart speaker
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...
08:27 pm -04 - Thu, April 5, 2018
Engadget Sears and Delta customers may have had payment data exposed
It's been a tough week for exposing customer data, from the personal info of 150 million Under Armour users to financial data for 5 million Saks, Lord &amp; Taylor customers. Even Panera left...
08:10 pm -04 - Thu, April 5, 2018
Engadget Uber halts some service in Greece following stricter rules
Uber is still very much at odds with some cities over their attitudes toward ridesharing. The company is suspending UberX service in Athens, Greece from April 10th onward in the wake of newly-approved...
07:55 pm -04 - Thu, April 5, 2018
Engadget Facebook wanted users medical data for a research project
CNBC reports today that Facebook was recently designing a research project that would match users' Facebook data with their medical information. The project has since been halted, but the company...
07:43 pm -04 - Thu, April 5, 2018
Engadget Microsoft will bring 64-bit app support to ARM-based PCs in May
One of the biggest limitations of the Windows on Snapdragon platform is its inability to run 64-bit apps. Microsoft has said on multiple occasions that it intends to eventually offer that support, but...
07:28 pm -04 - Thu, April 5, 2018
Engadget FDA wants Facebook and Twitter to crack down on opioid sales
In a speech given yesterday at the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced that the agency would be inviting a number of internet company CEOs to a summit t...
07:11 pm -04 - Thu, April 5, 2018
Engadget Use Echo speakers to send announcements around your home
Amazon keeps building out its Alexa ecosystem by adding more features and integrating products. But the platform has more potential than just allowing, say, your Fire tablets in on the voice control f...
06:52 pm -04 - Thu, April 5, 2018
Engadget 'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery' hits your phone April 25th
Warner Bros. announced its Harry Potter mobile game last December, promising that we'd all be able to experience life as a Hogwarts student, going to classes and interacting with the well-known p...
06:36 pm -04 - Thu, April 5, 2018
Engadget Facebook uses AR to make movie posters more interactive
It's been about a year since Facebook revealed its plans for camera-centric augmented reality. Now the company is moving ever further into an AR future with "target tracking," a way to ...
06:15 pm -04 - Thu, April 5, 2018
Engadget Phantom Auto will drive your autonomous car if it gets confused
Imagine, you're sitting in your autonomous taxi when suddenly the power goes out and the traffic signals in your area no longer function. To keep things moving, traffic officers arrive at the int...
05:53 pm -04 - Thu, April 5, 2018
Engadget Amazon Key smart lock features are available across the US
Amazon Key is a relatively new smart lock service that allows delivery people to enter your home (they're monitored, of course) and leave packages. Users can also grant entry to certain people wh...
05:32 pm -04 - Thu, April 5, 2018
Engadget Microsoft adds file protection and email encryption to Office 365
Protecting yourself (and your documents) from cyberattack is only getting more important, so Microsoft is introducing new security features for the Home and Personal versions of its Office 365 suite. ...
05:10 pm -04 - Thu, April 5, 2018
Engadget Apple will ship its redesigned Mac Pro in 2019
If you were budgeting for the redesigned Mac Pro this year, you'll want to earmark that money for something else. Apple has revealed to TechCrunch that the modular workstation is now slated to sh...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 5, 2018
Engadget Olympus' chic 4K mirrorless E-PL9 arrives in the US for $600
With 4K and three-axis in-body stabilization, the Olympus E-PL9 is a good example of how mirrorless cameras are winning consumers by offering pro features for not much cash. The retro-styled model aim...
04:42 pm -04 - Thu, April 5, 2018
Engadget Virgin Galactic completes first powered test flight since 2014 crash
Today, SpaceShipTwo completed its first powered test since the horrific crash in 2014 that killed one of its pilots. The craft, VSS Unity, took off from Mojave Air and Space Port aboard a plane called...
04:38 pm -04 - Thu, April 5, 2018
Engadget Amazon offers remote access to FreeTime parental controls
Last year, Amazon launched a Parent Dashboard to go along with its FreeTime subscription service for kids. The dashboard allows parents to see how much time their kids spend on the service and what th...
04:21 pm -04 - Thu, April 5, 2018
Engadget Dropbox Smart Sync is finally available to all business users
It's been a few years since Dropbox first started talking about Smart Sync, a feature that lets users see everything stored in their Dropbox in the Mac Finder or Windows Explorer, regardless of w...
04:18 pm -04 - Thu, April 5, 2018
Engadget NASA may use swarms of robotic bees to study Mars
It's hard to exaggerate just how successful NASA's Mars Rover program has been. These little vehicles have crawled over different parts of the Martian landscape, sending back invaluable data...
03:46 pm -04 - Thu, April 5, 2018
Engadget 'Firewatch' is the latest indie game headed to Nintendo Switch
The folks at Campo Santo are bringing Firewatch to the Nintendo Switch. The developers have been busy stripping the game "down to the studs" to improve performance. Specifically, optimizing ...
03:31 pm -04 - Thu, April 5, 2018
Engadget The Lunar Xprize will continue, but without the $20 million reward
Earlier this year, the Lunar Xprize competition ended in an anticlimactic way, as Google opted not to extend the competition for a $20 million prize beyond the March 31st deadline. This meant that the...
03:17 pm -04 - Thu, April 5, 2018
Engadget Twitter has removed over 1.2 million accounts for promoting terrorism
Twitter released its biannual Transparency Report today and it shared stats on how it continues to handle terrorist content. Overall, since August of 2015, the company has removed over 1.2 million acc...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 5, 2018
Engadget HP's convertible ZBook x360 features a six-core Xeon CPU
HP's ZBook computers have always been targeted at power-hungry professionals, but with last year's X2 detachable hybrid, the company started exploring new form factors. Now HP is adding a co...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 5, 2018
Engadget 'Spyro Reignited Trilogy' reaches PS4 and Xbox One on September 21st
After years of speculation and more than a little teasing, it's official: the Spyro series is getting a remake. Activision and Toys for Bob have unveiled the Spyro Reignited Trilogy, which rewor...
02:30 pm -04 - Thu, April 5, 2018
Engadget Spotifys challenge is to prove its a real business, not a fantasy
Three months after quietly filing to become a public company, Spotify finally made its debut on the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday. It was a big day for the Swedish music-streaming giant, to say the ...
02:02 pm -04 - Thu, April 5, 2018
Engadget A tweet sent Fleetwood Mac back to the Billboard charts
Fleetwood Mac's songs are not boring, and it's very easy to dance to them. That's what Twitter user @bottledfleet showed us all when responding to criticism from an unnamed source that ...
01:38 pm -04 - Thu, April 5, 2018
Engadget Read Mark Zuckerberg's media Q&A on data security
Yesterday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hosted a call with the media in which he spoke about the Cambridge Analytica situation and how Facebook is working to protect its users' data going forward...
01:19 pm -04 - Thu, April 5, 2018
Engadget Sony will make almost $1 billion on Spotify's IPO
Spotify finally realized its IPO, after going the road less travelled and listing directly. Shares have already increased in value from $132 initially to settle around $140 for now. For those that alr...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 5, 2018
Engadget 'Alex's Sci-Fi World' is a beautiful piece of VR animation
Hand-painted VR animation isn't new. Oculus developed Quill, a 3D painting package for the Rift, back in 2015 for its now defunct Story Studio. It was released to the public in Dec. 2016 and upda...
12:29 pm -04 - Thu, April 5, 2018
Engadget Avast claims its secure browser is 30 percent faster than yours
Avast has updated its browser to give users greater control over their online privacy. According to the company, its renamed Avast Secure Browser (formerly SafeZone) is designed to plug the security g...
12:08 pm -04 - Thu, April 5, 2018
Engadget The next 'Overwatch' event is a Blackwatch mission in Venice
After a week of teases, Blizzard has finally revealed what's in store for the Overwatch Mission Archives, the new title for the events following last year's Uprising. During the Overwatch Le...
11:31 am -04 - Thu, April 5, 2018
Engadget Microsoft vows to let partner companies keep their patents
Microsoft has launched a new policy that means its tech customers will keep hold of any patent rights that come out of its partnerships. In a blog post, Microsoft president Brad Smith explained that t...
10:31 am -04 - Thu, April 5, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Facebook's long day
Hopefully your day isn't as busy as yesterday was for Facebook. We'll explain what the social network is up to now, plus take a look at the first of many powerful-and-light gaming laptops on...
09:17 am -04 - Thu, April 5, 2018
Engadget Deluxe projector maker JVC launches a 'budget' $2,500 DLP model
In the past, you'd have to be prepared to pay at least $4,000 to get a JVC 4K projector, which could cost you as much as $35,000. While they're some of the best you can get and are probably ...
06:48 am -04 - Thu, April 5, 2018
Engadget Valve is 'still working hard' on Steam OS, Linux gaming
A few days ago Valve reworked the main navigation bar in its Steam Store and removed a direct link to buy Steam Machines, the Linux-based boxes it hailed as an open alternative to macOS or Windows PC ...
05:10 am -04 - Thu, April 5, 2018
Engadget Windows 10 testers get access to experimental Sets features
Microsoft took some major cues from browsers to create Sets, which lets you group together Windows apps in tabs. Now, the tech giant is rolling out experimental features to testers that give Sets tabs...
02:01 am -04 - Thu, April 5, 2018
Engadget Google Voice opens up testing for data-only VoIP calls
Google Voice has long been helpful for receiving phone calls regardless of the device you're using. That's assuming you want a conventional call, though -- it can be a pain if you're t...
12:23 am -04 - Thu, April 5, 2018
Engadget EV startup Byton expands US foothold with LA facility
New auto company Byton made a splash at CES when it debuted its autonomous EV SUV concept with a cutting-edge entertaining passenger experience. After effectively launching the company at the trade sh...
10:57 pm -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget 'Hitman' games have brighter future thanks to Warner Bros. deal
The Hitman game franchise has seen some tumultuous times lately: Square Enix tried to offload its developer, IO Interactive, prompting the studio to buy its independence. While that gave IO more cont...
10:01 pm -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget Zuckerberg: Nobody has been fired over Cambridge Analytica
Facebook has been ramping up its damage control as outrage continues over the Cambridge Analytica mess. But it seems nobody at the social media company has been let go as a consequence. On a media con...
09:51 pm -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget Microsoft AI knows when to (politely) interrupt conversations
Most AI assistants can't really hold a conversation. They're fine with I-go-you-go dialogue, but most humans aren't quite so timid -- they know when to interrupt, and when to restart ch...
09:35 pm -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget Tinder suffers sign-in problems following Facebook's privacy changes
Virtual romance has run into a momentary setback -- Tinder has confirmed reports that many users can't sign into its dating service. Those affected are frequently stuck in a login loop where the...
09:27 pm -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget Consumer tech lobbyist calls China tariffs a 'poison pill'
The White House might argue that its proposed tariffs on Chinese tech would punish the harvesting of American intellectual property while preserving the US economy, but don't tell that to the Con...
09:08 pm -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget New York City's WiFi kiosks now offer real-time bus arrivals
Numerous cities display real-time bus arrivals on public screens, but New York City? Not so much -- you'll probably have to pull out your phone to know if you have a chance of making your ride. T...
08:50 pm -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget Louis Vuitton now sells a pricey tracker for your designer luggage
Earlier this year, an FCC filing suggested Louis Vuitton was working on a luggage tracker that could pair with some of its bags. That device is now available. The Louis Vuitton Echo, as it's call...
08:32 pm -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget Facebook restricts how you can search for other people
Facebook is attempting to make things right with its users after the Cambridge Analytica scandal. In a blog post, the social network's CTO Mike Schroepfer admitted the fiasco may have exposed 87 ...
08:20 pm -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget Mark Zuckerberg: We didnt do enough to keep users safe
In light of the news that Facebook has rewritten its data policy, and that Cambridge Analytica may have had up to 87 million users' data, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg hosted a call with the me...
08:11 pm -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget Facebook is changing the way it stores call and text history
Facebook published a blog post today detailing the changes it has made to how it manages users' data. You can read a broader summary of that report here, but among the new changes is a tweak to h...
07:45 pm -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget Most White House email domains could be vulnerable to phishing
We can likely all agree that governmental cyber security is an important issue. While the Attorney General has created a task force to deal with election hacking, there have been plenty of digital sec...
07:31 pm -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget A looping GIF could soon be your next Tinder profile pic
Tinder's latest addition is one cribbed from relationship-minded competitor Hinge. The dating app is testing out a feature called "Loops" in Canada and Sweden, which are essentially two...
07:11 pm -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget Netflix orders an adult animated showabout terrible cops
In retrospect, Bojack Horseman was a watershed show for Netflix. Its success has led the streaming provider to expand its animated comedy lineup with adult-oriented titles like Big Mouth and Bricklebe...
06:51 pm -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget Facebook: Cambridge Analytica may have had up to 87 million users' data
Facebook is continuing to strengthen its data policies amid the Cambridge Analyica scandal, and today the company provided an update to its plans. In a blog post, CTO Mike Schroepfer revealed that Fac...
06:37 pm -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget Command Nest's security system with Google Assistant
You'd think Nest's Secure alarm system would have worked with Google Assistant out of the box, but no -- you've had to arm it the old-fashioned way. Now, however, it's decidedly mo...
06:14 pm -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget Google employees petition CEO to drop out of Pentagon AI project
Over 3,100 Google employees have signed a petition opposing the company's part in a Pentagon AI program. The letter asked CEO Sundar Pichai to pull Google out of the project, which harnesses arti...
06:03 pm -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget BMW's car subscription pilot program starts at $2,000 per month
The rumors of BMW's American branch joining the car subscription craze were true. The automaker has launched a pilot Access by BMW program in Nashville, giving you a more flexible alternative to ...
05:42 pm -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget Alexa hands-free mode is available on Fire 7 and 8 HD tablets
If you own an Amazon Fire 7 or Fire 8 HD (2017) tablet, then you're in luck because your device just gained a new feature. If your device is connected to power and/or the screen is in use, you ca...
05:23 pm -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget Rocket Lab will try to launch its first commercial mission this month
New Zealand based launch company Rocket Lab has had multiple successful test drives, and now it's ready for the real thing. The company announced this morning that its first commercial launch is ...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget It's time to talk about mental illness in indie development
This is normal.Heart pounding, hands shaking, head packed with static. The absolute inability to process what anyone is saying, let alone respond to it. Sitting alone at home -- lights off because you...
04:45 pm -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget Facebook rewrites its data policy to make it easier to understand
In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook has been trying to make it easier for people to understand how their data is used on the service and how to keep their information private. Alo...
04:18 pm -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget Alexa Routines can now include music and podcasts
Amazon launched Alexa Routines last year and they let users set up a list of automated smart home actions that can be triggered with a simple command. For example, "Alexa, good morning," cou...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget The best tablets for kitchen use
Tablets may not be for everyone, but they're uncannily well suited to the kitchen. They can guide you through recipes or play Netflix shows without taking up as much countertop space as a laptop....
03:42 pm -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget Netflix eyes its first major TV BAFTA
The nominations for the BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Awards are out, and like last year, Netflix has scored six nominations. Three are for The Crown, which received nominations ...
03:28 pm -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget Spider-Man arrives on PS4 September 7th
Spider-Man swings to PlayStation 4 on September 7th this year. Of course, developer Insomniac Games' web-head adventure comes in three flavors: standard ($60), digital deluxe ($80) and collector&...
03:19 pm -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget French Renault Zoe owners can finally buy their batteries
Renault's all-electric Zoe has been very well-received in its home country of France, but the company's controversial battery-leasing scheme in the country has undoubtedly given potential bu...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget Photos show the epic scale of VW Dieselgate
When you think about the numbers associated with Volkswagen's US "Dieselgate" scandal, it's easy to zone out. $25 billion in claims and fines ... 500,000 vehicles affected ... 294,...
02:50 pm -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget Google uses wind and solar to offset all of its operational energy use
In late 2016, Google announced that it expected to offset all of its office and data center electricity use with 100 percent renewable energy in 2017. Today, the company says it achieved that goal. Go...
02:40 pm -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget What you might have missed from the New York Auto Show
Automakers used the New York Auto Show as an opportunity to show the world that they're still all about the electrification of their fleets. From hybrids and long-range EVs to futuristic and Amer...
02:28 pm -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget Watch the first-ever NBA 2K League draft right here at 1PM ET!
Interested in watching the first-ever NBA 2K League draft? Then tune into NBA TV or Twitch today at 1PM from the Hulu Theater at New York's Madison Square Garden. Each team in the league will pic...
02:18 pm -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget Apple exploring 'touchless' gestures and curved iPhone screens
A future iPhone could be controlled without you even touching it. Apple is exploring touchless gesture control and curved screens, according to the latest rumors from Bloomberg. A display that "g...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget Minit is a delightful introduction to speedrunning
I've never liked rushing through video games. I prefer to take my time, strolling aimlessly through the digital brush and marveling at each beautifully-realized world. There's just one probl...
01:40 pm -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget Dell's new XPS 15 has faster chips in the same bezel-less body
Dell has just revealed its new spring lineup, and among the all-in-ones and gaming PCs taking centre stage is the revamped Dell XPS 15 -- and it's the most powerful version yet. While it looks la...
01:21 pm -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget Twitter will stream another season of Major League Baseball
Just because Facebook has forged a deal with Major League Baseball to livestream 25 of its day games exclusively doesn't mean other social networks can't get a piece of the action. MLB games...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget Gigabyte Aero 15X review: The best lightweight gaming laptop yet
NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang flaunted a Gigabyte Aero 15X at CES as to show how Max-Q tech can make laptops both light and powerful. With the updated 2018 Aero 15X, Gigabyte has shown it's not just ab...
12:41 pm -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Congress on April 11th
Last week, Congress asked Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the topic of data privacy. Now the House of Representatives has confirme...
12:20 pm -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget Amazon wants developers to build more Echo Button games
When Amazon launched Echo Buttons last year -- the Bluetooth devices that bring a new dimension to games on Alexa -- the general consensus was that they were a cute addition to the ecosystem, but prob...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget BAFTA-winning puzzle game 'The Spectrum Retreat' is almost ready
Dan Smith was only 18 when he won the BAFTA Young Game Designers Award in 2016 for the prototype of his first-person puzzler. Now, his creation is almost ready to hit your consoles: video game publish...
11:02 am -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget BlackBerry sues Snap over map and messaging patents
Facebook isn't the only company facing a patent lawsuit filed by BlackBerry: the Canadian mobilemaker has also sued Snap for patent infringement. BlackBerry is accusing Snap of infringing on six ...
10:27 am -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: The real world doesn't matter in Ready Player One
Today, we have a new look Reddit, for the first time in forever, test the newest (and cheaper) iPad and take a closer look at Ready Player One. ...
08:50 am -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget $20,000 mail drone takes flight -- and hits a wall
Want to know why mail drones aren't ready for prime time? Russia can tell you. The Siberian town of Ulan-Ude was expecting to beam with pride as organizer Rudron/Expeditor 3M tested a postal dron...
07:30 am -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget Canon's sensor can shoot slow-mo footage in the dark
It might seem like Sony is the only company making sensors these days, but Canon is trying to keep up. On top of the crazy 120-megapixel video it flaunted last week, Canon showed footage captured by i...
06:15 am -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget Adobe's AI will automatically color-match shots in Premiere
At NAB 2018, Adobe has announced that the Sensei AI used in Photoshop and Lightroom have come to its Premiere Pro CC editing app. The first tool, Color Match, takes a lot of tedium out an edit. Even w...
04:52 am -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget YouTube shooting suspect had been angry over filtering, demonetization
Tonight San Bruno police identified the shooter at YouTube's HQ as Nasim Aghdam, a 39-year-old woman from San Diego and said there is no evidence she knew the victims or that they were specifical...
03:39 am -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget US' proposed China tariffs would target robotics and satellites
The US Trade Representative has published the list of Chinese products that would be subject to its proposed tech tariffs, and there are a few clear themes. The move would hike the costs of about 1,3...
03:00 am -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget Mercedes' ridesharing ViaVan service comes to London
Add another company to the list of transportation services filling Uber's London-sized void. Mercedes-Benz and Via have launched their jointly owned ViaVan service in Zones 1 and 2 of the city, g...
02:12 am -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget Snapchat reinstates Giphy stickers following removal of racist GIFs
Last month, both Snapchat and Instagram pulled Giphy stickers from their apps after users discovered a racist GIF with a slur. At the time, Giphy said that it had removed the GIF in question and fixed...
01:03 am -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget NYCs mayor has a plan to get e-bikes on city roads
San Francisco and other cities around the US have been rolling out pedal-assisted e-bike sharing programs to help decrease street traffic and air pollution. Now New York City's Mayor Bill de Blas...
12:05 am -04 - Wed, April 4, 2018
Engadget Facebook survey asks users if it is good for the world
Facebook has scrambled to win back trust after the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the leaked 'ugly truth' memo. The company has made it easier for users to delete their data, dump third-par...
11:03 pm -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget OnePlus confirms some of the 6's key specs
It's that time again: OnePlus wants to drum up hype for its next phone, and that means dribbling out specs to entice fans. CEO Pete Lau has confirmed some of the rumored specs for the OnePlus 6,...
10:33 pm -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget Apple hires Google's former AI leader
Apple has regularly been accused of lagging behind Google in AI development, but it just scored a major victory that could help it turn things around. The iPhone maker has hired Google's just-de...
09:17 pm -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget Facebook has removed hundreds more Russian troll accounts
Throughout investigations into Russia-backed efforts to sow political discord in the US during the last presidential election, US officials have said that the Internet Research Agency (IRA) played a m...
09:03 pm -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget Amazon says it has tens of millions of paying Music Unlimited users
As Spotify goes pubic, it's only natural that competing services might want to tout their own success stories in the streaming business. According to Billboard, Amazon Music reports "tens of...
08:47 pm -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget California bill would force Twitter and Facebook to identify bots
Facebook and Twitter are plenty aware that Russian-backed actors have been using troll accounts to manipulate online discourse. Despite introducing transparency tools and purging lists of bots, Califo...
08:31 pm -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget 'Shadow of War' will drop its in-game currency system on May 8th
The backlash against heavy-handed in-game purchasing systems is starting to spread to those games that weren't directly caught up in the firestorm. Monolith is phasing out Middle-earth: Shadow of...
08:19 pm -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget Police are responding to an active shooter at YouTube headquarters
Multiple social media reports, including from YouTube employees, have indicated there is an active shooter at the company's northern California headquarters. The San Bruno Police have confirmed a...
08:19 pm -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget YouTube HQ shooting: Suspect dead, at least three others wounded
Multiple social media reports, including from YouTube employees, have indicated there is an active shooter at the company's northern California headquarters. The San Bruno Police have confirmed a...
08:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget In Ready Player One, the real world doesn't matter
When Steven Spielberg introduced Ready Player One at SXSW this year, he made a surprising statement: "This is not a film that we've made, this is -- I promise you -- a movie." And reall...
07:33 pm -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget Apple iPad review (2018): A little better, a little less competition
The tablet business has been tough in recent years, but last year Apple found a hit in its low-cost iPad. Its admirable performance and battery life made up for its lack of frills, and that $329 price...
06:52 pm -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget DHS may have found unauthorized Stingray devices in Washington DC
The Associated Press reports today that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has confirmed that it found what appear to be unauthorized cell-site simulators, also known as Stingrays, in Washingto...
06:36 pm -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget $1,099 Vive Pro Starter Kit has everything you need for VR but the PC
One of the bigger complaints about the HTC Vive Pro from our review was that the $799 headset felt like an upgrade path for existing Vive owners -- not an entry point for new users. HTC and Valve must...
06:15 pm -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget Facebook rolls out news verification tools to everyone in the US
Facebook has been fighting fake news for a while now, ranking "trusted" sources and demoting "engagement bait" stories. Last October, the company began testing a feature that provi...
06:15 pm -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget I cant wait for laptops with Apples own chips
Apple might be ready to ditch Intel's x86 chips in the Mac in favor of a custom-designed piece of silicon. At least that's the story out of Bloomberg, which believes that a transition by App...
05:50 pm -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget Facebook users can now delete third-party apps in bulk
In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook has been making some changes, giving users a little bit more control over their data and how it's used. Today, TechCrunch reports that the...
05:26 pm -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget Xiaomi's take on a voice assistant is built for China
Chinese phone makers are in a tough spot if they want to use voice assistants. Google is largely a no-show in the country, Siri is limited to Apple devices and services like Alexa or Cortana don'...
05:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget Mightier is helping calm kids down through mobile games
Learning how to regulate your emotions is a fundamental skill, but it can be tough for kids, especially those with challenging behaviors, oppositional disorder, ADHD and autism. Mightier, by Neuromoti...
04:43 pm -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget Square Enix pledges to fix the PC version of 'Chrono Trigger'
Square Enix is going to make it right for Chrono Trigger fans. In late February, the publisher dropped the classic JRPG onto Steam, but it was the oft-derided mobile port from six years ago -- not the...
04:32 pm -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget Spotify is now a public company
It's been a long road for Spotify in terms of going public, but now that day is here. The company is now public; it took the unusual step of pursuing a direct listing, rather than the more tradit...
04:05 pm -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget Google puts movie info, reviews and showtimes all in one spot
Google announced a new feature today that will help you out when you're deciding what movie to go see. Now, when you look for movies or showtimes in Google Search on your phone, you'll be ab...
03:51 pm -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget NASA explores quiet supersonic flight over land
Today, NASA announced its latest experimental aircraft called the Low-Boom Flight Demonstrator (LBFD). The agency signed a contract to design the plane back in 2016; now it's ready to proceed wit...
03:40 pm -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget 'Dragon Quest VR' brings giant virtual slimes to Japan's arcades
What do you mean you haven't ever played Dragon Quest? One of few JPRGs to have gone toe-to-toe with Final Fantasy and lived to tell the angsty tale, the series is still huge in Japan, even if th...
03:23 pm -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget SEC charges two individuals with fraud in continuing ICO investigation
The SEC has charged two individuals for what it alleges was a fraudulent initial coin offering (ICO) that raised over $32 million last year. Sohrab Sharma and Robert Farkas co-founded Centra Tech Inc....
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget Sony Xperia XZ2 review: Memorable looks, forgettable features
Sony isn't the big hitter in mobile it once was. It hasn't been one of the popular kids for a while now, but that hasn't stopped the company from producing new smartphones at a steady c...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win an outdoors package with goTenna and more!
As we shake off the shackles of winter and ease into the more clement weather of spring and summer, it's time for travel plans to take shape. Enjoying the outdoors doesn't mean you have to d...
02:48 pm -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget Samsung's latest gaming laptop has a 6-core i7 processor too
The Samsung Odyssey Z -- not to be confused with the Magnavox Odyssey or Samsung's VR headset -- is the electronics juggernaut's latest gaming laptop. Once you open the lid, you'll see ...
02:13 pm -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget Gnarbox's mobile video editing drive now comes in an SSD version
Gnarbox broke new ground in portable storage with its first drive, which let pros start editing photos and videos before they've reached a PC. But what if you still want something more powerful?...
02:06 pm -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget Tesla doubled its weekly Model 3 production in Q1
Today, Tesla issued a press release regarding its Model 3 production in the first quarter of 2018. The company produced 34,494 vehicles total; 9,766 of those were Model 3. The release noticed that Mod...
01:32 pm -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget ASUS Zephyrus M is a thin gaming laptop with a six-core i7
Today, ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) announced the Zephyrus M laptop, which is the thinnest gaming laptop to have an eighth generation Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics. The...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget Motiv's activity tracking ring now works with Android and Alexa
Motiv is making good on promises of widening support for its fitness tracking ring. To start, Android support is finally here in an early form. If you have one of a handful of phones (one of the Googl...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget Origin's EVO15-S packs a lot of gaming power into a 4.3-pound laptop
With Intel's release of new Core-i7 and i9 chips for portable PCs, a lot of interesting new lightweight gaming laptops are hitting the market. Origin, for one, just launched the EVO15-S and busin...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget Snapchat adds group video chats and friend tagging
Snapchat's evolution from an ephemeral messaging app to a place where you can hang out with all of your friends takes another step today. The app is gaining group video chat, enabling you to hang...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget Mozilla is making a 'mixed reality' version of Firefox
Virtual and augmented reality hasn't taken off the way some people had hoped. Still, it's a growing market that Mozilla wants to support with a bespoke version of Firefox. The new browser, c...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget MSI's 4.1-lb slim gaming laptop has a 144hz, 15-inch screen
The race is on to making gaming laptops thinner and lighter than before. We were wowed by ASUS's ROG Zephyrus last year, which packed in an NVIDIA GTX 1080 Max-Q GPU in an incredibly svelte frame...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget HTC Vive Pro review: Better in every way, but its not for you
What if HTC could make the Vive VR headset again, but with better ergonomics, and higher quality screens? That's basically the Vive Pro. It's not a sequel -- it's more of a remaster. On...
12:30 pm -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget Instagram limits access to user data for unofficial apps
If one of the unofficial, third-party Instagram apps you've been using suddenly stopped working properly, it might be because the platform has limited their access to user data in a surprise chan...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget Facebook Messenger works with 360-degree photos and HD videos
A few months after giving you a way to send 4K images on Messenger, Facebook has rolled out the ability to blast your friends with 360-degree photos and HD videos. Maybe you'd rather share whatev...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget Dell's spring lineup is filled with all-in-ones and gaming PCs
Dell's spring PC lineup is focused on all in one machines, as well as a refresh of its Inspiron gaming laptops, now known as the Dell G Series. And of course, there are also a few Alienware lapto...
11:31 am -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget Reddit's first redesign in years is a major one
Reddit has looked pretty much the same these past years, barely changing from the time it first introduced subreddits in 2008. Now, it's finally rolling out its first major redesign in a long tim...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget 36 teams are joining the Clash Royale eSports league
Today, mobile game company Supercell announced that teams from 36 organizations from around the world will be added to the hit (and very, very lucrative) title Clash Royale's eSports league. The ...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Intel's six-core laptop CPU
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to your Tuesday. Apple might be replacing Intel's chips with its own in future Macs, the ISS is getting a new printer -- exciting, we know -- and Pizz...
08:31 am -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget Google Drive will help you figure out who needs access to a file
One of the tricky things about coordinating an email chain is always making sure everyone has access to the right files, but Google said it's making that easier in Drive. The next time you go to ...
07:01 am -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget Intel brings a six-core i9 CPU to laptops
With its latest batch of 8th-generation Core chips for laptops, Intel is focused on delivering even more desktop-like performance. Just take a look at its new six-core monster processor, the Core i9-8...
07:01 am -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget Acer's Nitro 5 gaming laptop now packs a six-core Intel processor
Acer's Nitro 5 gaming laptop has never been particularly remarkable outside of its price, but you might have reason to sit up and take notice after today. The PC builder is launching a version of...
05:31 am -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget Now California's DMV can allow fully driverless car testing
Automakers can now start testing fully driverless cars on California's roads. According to the state DMV's new regulations that became effective on April 2nd, it can now issue three types of...
04:10 am -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget Oppo 'gradually' winds down its Blu-ray player and audio business
For years home theater fans have loved Oppo's well-engineered and capable products, but today the company announced that after 14 it's getting out of the business (Oppo's mobile arm is ...
01:33 am -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget Tor axes its secure messaging app due to lack of resources
The Tor team unveiled its Messenger app in 2015 to boost the security of existing chat clients, but those plans are coming to an end less than three years later. The developers are ending support for...
12:42 am -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget What's on TV: 'Legion' and 'Seth Rogen's Hilarity for Charity'
Tonight March Madness comes to an end, and this weekend the F1 series stops off in Bahrain. In between, it's time for season two of FX's mutant series Legion as well as the premiere of The L...
12:23 am -04 - Tue, April 3, 2018
Engadget Panera Bread left millions of customer records exposed on the web
Add another big-name brand to the list of those who've left customer data exposed online. Thanks to security researcher Dylan Houlihan, KrebsOnSecurity has discovered that Panera Bread left milli...
11:54 pm -04 - Mon, April 2, 2018
Engadget Google AI and search chief steps down as part of overhaul
Google's quest to conquer AI is leading to a major change in leadership. The Information has learned that AI and search leader John Giannandrea is leaving his role, which will be split into two:...
11:08 pm -04 - Mon, April 2, 2018
Engadget Tiny hearing device is 100,000 times thinner than your eardrum
Finding long-range, low-powered sensors for wearable devices is the next scientific frontier. Researchers at Case Western Reserve University are working on atomically thin transducer "drumheads&q...
10:34 pm -04 - Mon, April 2, 2018
Engadget Malaysia is one step closer to outlawing fake news
Last week, the Malaysian government proposed a law that would criminalize the spread of fake news and today, the country's parliament pushed the bill one step closer to enaction. The lower house ...
10:07 pm -04 - Mon, April 2, 2018
Engadget What we're watching: 'The Magicians'
This month, contributing editor David Lumb explains the highs and lows of Syfy's book adaptation The Magicians, while senior news editor Richard Lawler digs into what he likes about professional ...
09:36 pm -04 - Mon, April 2, 2018
Engadget Waymo may work with Honda on an autonomous delivery vehicle
Last week, Waymo announced a partnership to build autonomous Jaguar vehicles for its upcoming self-driving taxi service, which will augment its existing fleet of Chryslers. But today Bloomberg reporte...
09:07 pm -04 - Mon, April 2, 2018
Engadget Instagram is the latest to drop its Apple Watch app
The trend of companies pulling their Apple Watch apps isn't quite done yet. Instagram has quitely removed its Apple Watch app as of the latest iOS app update, leaving you without a way to check ...
08:38 pm -04 - Mon, April 2, 2018
Engadget New York approves surcharge for Uber and Lyft rides in Manhattan
As part of the budget that New York lawmakers passed last Friday, ride-hailing services and taxis face a new fee if they drive in Manhattan. These aren't nickel-and-dime increases, either: Uber, ...
08:19 pm -04 - Mon, April 2, 2018
Engadget Microsoft now offers public courses for building AI skills
Microsoft has added an AI track to its Professional Program courses. The track is open to the public and is comprised of nine online courses -- each of which take eight to 16 hours to complete -- as w...
08:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 2, 2018
Engadget Pizza Hut's 'smart' shoes turn you into a fashionable couch potato
When it comes to fast-food PR stunts, Pizza Hut doesn't hold back. Seriously, this is the company that's made a jacket that keeps you as warm as, well, a pizza. The ridiculous garment came w...
07:49 pm -04 - Mon, April 2, 2018
Engadget EPA wants to roll back Obama-era auto efficiency guidelines
Under the Obama administration, the EPA instituted a set of goals for automakers aimed at improving vehicle efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The terms state that companies have until ...
07:28 pm -04 - Mon, April 2, 2018
Engadget Hubble space telescope spots the farthest known star
Astronomers have spotted numerous extremely distant galaxies, but spotting individual stars is understandably much more difficult unless they go supernova. Sometimes, though, cosmic alignment works i...
07:07 pm -04 - Mon, April 2, 2018
Engadget 10 years later, 'SpyParty' hits Steam Early Access on April 12th
Chris Hecker, the creator of SpyParty, is smiling and gesturing wildly over the open lid of a laptop showcasing the game's six new, upgraded maps. After 10 years of development, SpyParty is final...
06:47 pm -04 - Mon, April 2, 2018
Engadget Apple will reportedly replace Intel chips in Macs with its own in 2020
Apple has been manufacturing chips to use in its Macs for a while now, though the ARM-based silicon mostly backs up Intel's main CPUs during laptop "Power Nap" sessions. The company als...
06:24 pm -04 - Mon, April 2, 2018
Engadget Chrome Web Store no longer allows crypto-mining extensions
Google announced today that it will be doing away with Chrome extensions that mine cryptocurrencies. Until now, the Chrome Web Store has allowed these sorts of extensions provided that crypto-mining i...
06:02 pm -04 - Mon, April 2, 2018
Engadget Facebook promises to delete unpublished videos
Now that Facebook has been outed as keeping videos you've recorded but never published, the social media has promised to actually delete them. Last week, the sister of a New York Magazine writer ...
05:51 pm -04 - Mon, April 2, 2018
Engadget Fortnite is now available for all iOS users
If you've enviously watched friends playing Fortnite on their iPhones but couldn't snag an invite during its slow public rollout, fret no more: The mobile version of the battle royale game i...
05:30 pm -04 - Mon, April 2, 2018
Engadget Skydio R1 review: The ultimate follow-me drone comes at a price
In a park, perched on San Francisco's east bay, I set down Skydio's R1 drone, open an app on my phone, click "launch" and do something I would normally never do. I walk straight un...
05:15 pm -04 - Mon, April 2, 2018
Engadget Grindr reportedly shared HIV statuses with other companies
Grindr's privacy issues may extend beyond access to data with a login. BuzzFeed News and Norwegian non-profit SINTEF report that Grindr has been sharing its users' HIV statuses (including th...
05:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 2, 2018
Engadget Facebook's redesigned VR avatars look more like you
The avatars in Facebook's social VR environment, Spaces, could use some work: they have a flat, cartoonish look, and you'll be hard-pressed to find one that really reflects your look. Accor...
04:41 pm -04 - Mon, April 2, 2018
Engadget Privacy groups ask tech companies to sign user data 'security pledge'
A number of organizations including the ACLU, Fight for the Future and Color of Change have called on tech companies to sign a pledge and commit to protecting their users' data. The move comes as...
04:21 pm -04 - Mon, April 2, 2018
Engadget Alexa's latest trick is voice-activated charitable donations
Amazon's efforts to make charitable giving easier now extend to Alexa. The shopping juggernaut has partnered with some 40 organizations so that next time you're feeling generous, all you hav...
04:01 pm -04 - Mon, April 2, 2018
Engadget Google equips school buses with WiFi for homework in rural areas
When you're a rural student, the ride to school can easily take an hour or two. That's a lot of lost time that could be better spent doing homework or studying for tests. Google, however, ...
03:55 pm -04 - Mon, April 2, 2018
Engadget The ISS will replace its 17-year-old printer this week
The printer model aboard the ISS is seventeen years old and more than ready for a replacement. And this afternoon, it's finally going to be getting one. The HP Envy ISS will be heading to the Int...
03:36 pm -04 - Mon, April 2, 2018
Engadget ESPN's standalone sports streaming service launches April 12th
We already knew Disney was planning to debut its standalone ESPN streaming service this spring and how much it would cost, but now we know exactly when it will arrive. The network announced today that...
03:09 pm -04 - Mon, April 2, 2018
Engadget How the brain vibrates may determine the severity of a concussion
Researchers may have uncovered some really useful information about what goes on in the brain during a concussion. Getting that kind of information is pretty difficult since it's not exactly prac...
02:34 pm -04 - Mon, April 2, 2018
Engadget India loses contact with a recently launched satellite
On Thursday, the ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) launched the GSAT-6A, the country's most powerful communications satellite to date, into orbit. Yesterday, the organization confirmed th...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 2, 2018
Engadget Genius tests out swipe-able 'song story' explainers
Genius, which you might remember from its slick Behind The Lyrics feature on Spotify, is now introducing an even richer, Instagram Stories-style feature, with some YouTube assistance. Song Stories fol...
01:36 pm -04 - Mon, April 2, 2018
Engadget Amazon cancels 'Breakaway' video game
The team behind the competitive battle game Breakaway announced this weekend that the game "is no longer in active development" on Reddit. The brawler was being developed by Double Helix and...
01:05 pm -04 - Mon, April 2, 2018
Engadget Stomach wearable could replace the need for invasive probes
Researchers have created a wearable monitor that can track your stomach's electrical activity for signs of digestion maladies. Called electrogastrography (EGG), it's like an EEG for the GI t...
12:31 pm -04 - Mon, April 2, 2018
Engadget Brits (still) can't stream BBC iPlayer abroad
While the BBC charges &pound;150 a year for a TV licence fee in the UK, the corporation won't offer streaming access to its iPlayer in mainland Europe. The paid-for competition, like Netflix ...
11:46 am -04 - Mon, April 2, 2018
Engadget Federal investigators 'unhappy' Tesla revealed crash details
The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said it is "unhappy" that Tesla released information about the fiery March 23rd crash that killed a driver. In a blog post last Friday, Elo...
10:40 am -04 - Mon, April 2, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Huawei made a great smartphone camera
Monday has landed. Over the last couple of days, we discovered a new contender king of smartphone photography, Tesla fixed one of our biggest issues with the Model 3, and European Netflix users got to...
09:30 am -04 - Mon, April 2, 2018
Engadget China's first space station burns up over the South Pacific
China's Tiangong-1 has met its fiery end. The out-of-control space station plummeted through the Earth's atmosphere at roughly 7:15pm ET on Sunday evening, as expected. Most of Tiangong-1 wa...
06:52 am -04 - Mon, April 2, 2018
Engadget Tesla puts Model 3 Autopilot controls on the steering wheel
Tesla has rectified one of the biggest Model 3 issues that cropped up during early reviews from Engadget and others. Until now, operating key vehicle functions like the Autopilot required tapping on t...
03:55 am -04 - Mon, April 2, 2018
Engadget Tablo launches more affordable over-the-air DVR with cloud storage
Nuvvyo's over-the-air Tablo DVRs are potentially big bargains if you want the convenience of recording shows without a pricey cable package, but the up front cost (dictated in part by the built-i...
01:40 am -04 - Mon, April 2, 2018
Engadget NASA's latest tech investments include shapeshifters and biobots
NASA is no stranger to backing unusual technology if it'll help with exploring the cosmos, and its latest move is proof of that adventurous mindset. The administration has invested in 25 "e...
12:07 am -04 - Mon, April 2, 2018
Engadget Niantic settles 'Pokmon Go' festival lawsuit for $1.5 million
Niantic has already refunded the ticket costs for attendees of 2017's disastrous Pok&eacute;mon Go Fest, but it's now poised to pay more. The company is settling a class action lawsuit ...
10:34 pm -04 - Sun, April 1, 2018
Engadget NHK is ready to shoot slow motion 8K video
TV broadcasters are still wrapping their heads around 8K, but that isn't stopping NHK from pushing the technology forward. The Japanese industry giant is coming to the annual NAB trade show with...
09:06 pm -04 - Sun, April 1, 2018
Engadget Hackers take 5 million payment cards from Saks, Lord & Taylor stores
The wave of large-scale retail data breaches isn't about to subside any time soon. Gemini Advisory has discovered that a JokerStash online crime syndicate, Fin7, is planning to sell over 5 millio...
07:35 pm -04 - Sun, April 1, 2018
Engadget European travelers can now watch Netflix like they're at home
If you live in the European Union, your holidays just became a little more enjoyable. The EU's long-promised digital media portability rules have taken effect as of April 1st, letting residents ...
06:03 pm -04 - Sun, April 1, 2018
Engadget Cloudflare makes it harder for ISPs to track your web history
If you're privacy-minded, you probably aren't thrilled that governments seem hell-bent on giving internet providers free rein over your browsing data. Cloudflare just gave you a tool to fig...
04:31 pm -04 - Sun, April 1, 2018
Engadget Facebook will crack down on unwanted ad targeting by email
Facebook is still determined to limit data access in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. TechCrunch has learned that the social network is launching a certification tool requiring advertiser...
03:00 pm -04 - Sun, April 1, 2018
Engadget After Math: This is a witch hunt
It was a dangerous week for some of the biggest names in technology as they they were forced to face off against these new things called "consequences" which have come about due to their ong...
01:30 pm -04 - Sun, April 1, 2018
Engadget The best smart smoke alarm
By Jennifer Pattison TuohyThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that s...
11:05 am -04 - Sun, April 1, 2018
Engadget University of Michigan launches outdoor lab for autonomous drones
The University of Michigan's autonomous vehicle testing grounds are no longer limited to earthbound machines. It just opened M-Air, a 9,600 square foot, four-story facility designed for testing ...
06:04 am -04 - Sun, April 1, 2018
Engadget Glitch launches its 'YouTube for app creators'
Fog Creek Software (led by well-known entrepreneur Anil Dash) has spent about a year testing Glitch, a sort of YouTube for app creators where people can create, modify and host code in an easy to use,...
03:03 am -04 - Sun, April 1, 2018
Engadget PS4's revamped video section focuses on shows over apps
If you have a PlayStation 4, there's a good chance you use it as a video viewer. However, you'll also know that it isn't ideal for that role -- you have to hop between apps just to see...
01:30 am -04 - Sun, April 1, 2018
Engadget The next big 'Destiny 2' update involves a revamped mobile app
Bungie only just released Destiny 2's "Go Fast" update, but it's already set to talk about its next releases -- and this time, the most important moves are outside the game itself....
11:57 pm -04 - Sat, March 31, 2018
Engadget ESA tests its giant Mars mission parachute
The European Space Agency has put one of ExoMars' landing parachutes to the test for the first time. And while it was deployed from a helicopter merely less than a mile above the ground, its succ...
10:32 pm -04 - Sat, March 31, 2018
Engadget Amazon turns 'A League of Their Own' into a TV series
Amazon still isn't done turning classic movies into Prime Video productions. Hollywood Reporter has learned that the internet is turning the legendary baseball movie A League of Their Own into a ...
09:00 pm -04 - Sat, March 31, 2018
Engadget Huawei's P20 Pro rivals the best smartphone cameras out there
We're a skeptical bunch at Engadget, and when Huawei briefed us on its P20 Pro smartphone, listing an endless torrent of specifications and dubbing its Leica Triple Camera system "the most a...
08:58 pm -04 - Sat, March 31, 2018
Engadget Netflix is reportedly close to buying Luc Besson's movie studio
Netflix may get a lot more from filmmaker Luc Besson than that rumored multi-movie deal. Sources speaking to France's Capital have claimed that Netflix is in "advanced talks" to acquir...
07:30 pm -04 - Sat, March 31, 2018
Engadget Recommended Reading: Saving Stephen Hawking's voice
The quest to save Stephen Hawking's voiceJason Fagone,San Francisco ChronicleThere's no doubt Stephen Hawking will be remembered for his work on black holes and relativity, but he will also ...
06:02 pm -04 - Sat, March 31, 2018
Engadget Uber is shutting down its on-demand delivery service in June
On June 30th, Uber will sunset its on-demand delivery service for laundry, groceries, flowers and just about anything under 30 pounds that's not an illegal item or, say, a cute pet. The ride-hail...
04:29 pm -04 - Sat, March 31, 2018
Engadget Apple goes on hiring spree to improve Siri's smarts
It won't shock you to hear that Siri is lagging behind rivals like Amazon's Alexa or Google Assistant -- the HomePod struggles to handle non-music tasks as well as competing smart speakers, ...
03:00 pm -04 - Sat, March 31, 2018
Engadget The best universal remote control
By Darryl Wilkinson and Grant ClauserThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commiss...
01:55 pm -04 - Sat, March 31, 2018
Engadget Lincoln's Aviator SUV matches style with hybrid tech
When you think of Lincoln you can't be blamed for imagining those Navigators and Continentals that pick up very important folks at the airport. But the automaker wants to make sure more than prof...
12:00 pm -04 - Sat, March 31, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the weekend! We have more information about last week's Model X crash and a status update on Google's link shortening service....
08:34 am -04 - Sat, March 31, 2018
Engadget 'PUBG' will start testing its tiny 'Savage' map next week
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds continues to ramp up the changes as it fights back against Fortnite for the battle royal crown. One part of the plan that we'd already heard about is a smaller ...
03:57 am -04 - Sat, March 31, 2018
Engadget Hasbro got 5,000 pre-orders to build a massive replica of Jabba's barge
The huge Jabba the Hutt barge replica Hasbro showed off at Toy Fair this year will soon become a real item making its way to backers' homes. That's because the toymaker's first HasLab p...
03:07 am -04 - Sat, March 31, 2018
Engadget Tesla: Autopilot was engaged in fatal Model X crash
After a fiery crash in Mountain View, CA last week killed the driver of a Tesla Model X, the company provided an update on the incident with a blog post. It did not name the driver, identified by ABC ...
02:23 am -04 - Sat, March 31, 2018
Engadget Twitch layoffs affect around two dozen employees
Despite the continued rollout of new features and highlights like a recent record-breaking stream of Fortnite, Polygon reports that Amazon-owned Twitch laid off around 25 employees today. In a stateme...
12:49 am -04 - Sat, March 31, 2018
Engadget AI predicts your lifespan using activity tracking apps
Researchers can estimate your expected lifespan based on physiological traits like your genes or your circulating blood factor, but that's not very practical on a grand scale. There may be a sho...
12:09 am -04 - Sat, March 31, 2018
Engadget Fortnite wants to put your dance in the game
The free-to-play Fortnite: Battle Royale has become a cultural sensation with a wide-ranging playerbase. How do we know? Because professional sports players won't stop mimicking the game's w...