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11:36 pm -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget Hulus live TV service surpasses 800,000 subscribers
During an interview with CNBC today, Hulu CEO Randy Freer said that the company's live TV service had surpassed 800,000 subscribers, with April being the best month yet for gaining new customers....
10:27 pm -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget California Senate passes net neutrality bill
California just edged closer to establishing its own net neutrality law in the wake of the FCC's decision to kill federal measures. The state Senate has passed a bill that would not only institu...
09:42 pm -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget Google's Pixel 3 XL might have a notch and edge-to-edge screen
We've been impressed with Google's Pixel phones, but their terrible sales haven't lived up to their critical reputation. The Pixel 2 replaced the first model after just a year, so it wa...
09:27 pm -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget Sixers president accused of leaking info with burner Twitter accounts
More than a few people have burner Twitter accounts to track news, comment anonymously or even make in-jokes between friends. For Philadelphia 76ers basketball operations president Bryan Colangelo, h...
09:09 pm -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget Judge dismisses Kaspersky lawsuits over government ban
Last year, the US government made moves to ban the use of Kaspersky security software in federal agencies, claiming the company's ties to the Russian government represented a security risk. In Se...
08:39 pm -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget Food delivery drones take flight in China
You don't have to wait for food delivery drones... if you live in the right part of China. Alibaba's online meal giant Ele.me has been cleared to use drones for delivering orders in Shanghai...
08:16 pm -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget NBA's AR app gives you on-court access
The next high-tech push from the NBA uses augmented reality to put you behind the scenes of the post-season. Simply open the NBA AR app (on either Android or iOS), place the AR target and walk through...
07:53 pm -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget US will limit visas for Chinese tech students
The Trump adminstration's ever-growing trade fight with China is about to have a significant impact on Chinese students traveling abroad. After the State Department confirmed that it would short...
07:30 pm -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget Google Assistant fired a gun: We need to talk
For better or worse, Google Assistant can do it all. From mundane tasks like turning on your lights and setting reminders to convincingly mimicking human speech patterns, the AI helper is so capable i...
07:13 pm -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget Google's AR drawing app lets Android and iOS users collab on doodles
You no longer need an Android phone to try Google's take on augmented reality drawing. The tech giant has released an iOS version of Just a Line that brings the same three-dimensional doodling to...
06:52 pm -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget Apple Music sets up publishing division as it chases down Spotify
Apple Music has been on its way to overtake Spotify in terms of subscriber base for a while now. The service got a new boss, Oliver Schusser, this past April, as well. Now, Schusser's first major...
06:34 pm -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget Audi e-tron's optional side cameras will help maximize range
Audi has a novel way to reduce drag and maximize the range of its electric e-tron SUV: it plans to offer an option to nix side mirrors. Instead, the car can use cameras, and display images from them o...
06:13 pm -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget Tesla Model 3 earns Consumer Reports recommendation with brake update
Earlier this month, Consumer Reports chose not to recommend Tesla's Model 3 due to a handful of factors, though most notably because of a long 60-to-0MPH braking distance. While Tesla claimed the...
05:52 pm -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget Sega's 'Team Sonic Racing' is all about co-op karting
Sega can't resist Sonic the Hedgehog-themed racing games, but this time it's adding a twist that might have a meaningful impact on gameplay. It's offering a sneak peek at Team Sonic Rac...
05:30 pm -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget In NBCs Reverie, VR can be a little too enticing
The first episode of NBC's Reverie opens with a bang, as a man leads a woman through a stunning library with a crystal chandelier, discussing a "quiet night in." They're both dress...
05:12 pm -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget Google brings AR tours to its Expeditions field trip app
Last year, Google announced that it was working on bringing AR to its Expeditions platform and since then, it has been testing AR expeditions with around one million students. Today, the company has m...
04:51 pm -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget Google Chrome now supports more password-free sign-ins
Google is acting on its promise to banish more passwords. It just released Chrome 67 for the desktop, bringing the Web Authentication standard to what's arguably the most popular browser. As wi...
04:30 pm -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget It's the perfect time to give 'Pokmon Go' another chance
I loved the idea of Pok&eacute;mon Go when it launched in the summer of 2016. Like so many others, though, I eventually deleted the app due to numerous bugs and the toll it was taking on my smartp...
04:13 pm -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget Valve removes 'Active Shooter' from Steam amid outcry
Valve has removed Active Shooter from its Steam platform. The game allowed players to play through school shooting scenarios either as a civilian, the shooter or the police. As The Guardian reports, t...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget The Wyze Cam Pan offers robust security for just $30
There are plenty of connected cameras to record the goings-on in your home or office. But few offer as much value as the $20 WyzeCam. It packs a surprising amount of functionality into a tiny stationa...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget Oculus Venues tries to cram the stadium experience into a VR headset
For the past couple of years now, Oculus and parent-company Facebook have been really pushing the concept of social VR. Oculus debuted Parties, a built-in voice chat app, and Rooms, a virtual hangout ...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget New Google Lens features are now live on Android phones
It wasn't too long ago that Google announced a slew of new features coming to its various products, from the terrifyingly realistic Duplex phone-calling Assistant to the tantalizingly useful came...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget Project Fi now works with LG's newest phones and Moto's affordable G6
In spite of recent additions, Google's Project Fi hasn't had great device choices. You've hadto buy a Pixel if you want a high-end phone, and the most affordable modern option has been ...
03:52 pm -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget Google says its military AI work will be guided by ethical principles
Google's Pentagon contract and its involvement with the military's Project Maven has stirred controversy both outside of and within the company. Its plan to provide AI technology that can he...
03:38 pm -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget FBI links North Korea hackers to two more malware attacks
The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security have linked more malware with North Korean hackers. The agencies say state-backed hackers called Hidden Cobra have likely used remote access tool Joanap...
03:19 pm -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget 'Jurassic World Alive' is like 'Pokmon Go' with dinosaurs
Before kids had Pok&eacute;mon to obsess over and memorize, they had dinosaurs. And now, Universal Studios and developer Ludia Inc. are smashing those two worlds together with Jurassic World Alive...
02:59 pm -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget Atari VCS preorders are finally available through Indiegogo
Atari launched an Indiegogo campaign today, allowing fans to finally preorder the revamped VCS console ahead of a supposed 2019 ship date. The company is offering a handful of limited-time bundles tha...
02:44 pm -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget Bethesda teases 'Fallout 76' ahead of E3 premiere
After a not-so-subtle hint in a Twitch stream, it's official: there's a new Fallout game on the way. Bethesda has posted a teaser trailer for Fallout 76 ahead of its premiere at E3. You won&...
02:21 pm -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget Google Assistant users can preview YouTubes 'Impulse' for free
With its paid Premium streaming service, YouTube has a steep climb to even compete against entrenched services like Netflix. First it has to get our attention, so for one of its most-anticipated serie...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget LG V35 ThinQ hands-on: Modern brains but last years looks
LG's flagship V30 has been on the market for well under a year, and it -- somehow -- has already spawned two sequels. The first, an AI-infused redux called the V30S ThinQ, only recently became av...
01:29 pm -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget Attacker involved in 2014 Yahoo hack gets five years in prison
The hacker-for-hire involved in the 2014 Yahoo security breach that affected 500 million users has been sentenced to five years in prison. Karim Baratov aka Karim Taloverov aka Karim Akehmet Tokbergen...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget Comcast and Fandango try selling movie tickets through X1
The latest wrinkle for Comcast's X1 platform is an ability to kick-start the movie ticket purchasing process from your voice remote. A link with (NBCUniversal-owned) Fandango means that after pul...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget Plex now supports podcasts
Since its inception, Plex has been busy integrating multiple services into its media streaming software. Previous updates delivered curated news and virtual reality movies, but today the company is re...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget Googles Sidewalk Labs made the ultimate public transport guide
Google's parent company, Alphabet, has an offshoot called Sidewalk Labs tasked with improving urban living. The division gave birth to Coord, a spin-off which is launching a smart route planner t...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget You'll soon be able to get a 3D printed model of your brain
There are almost limitless possibilities when it comes to 3D printing. Design your own color-changing jewelry? Fine. Fabricate your own drugs? No problem. Print an entire house in under 24 hours? Sure...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget Skydio's R1 drone can autonomously follow your car, too
Skydio's AI-powered R1 drone can autonomously track subjects like a champ, but until now it's been limited to following humans. Now, the company has introduced a feature called Car Follow ci...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget Polls are here for Facebook Messenger Stories
Facebook announced quite a few changes and additions to its Messenger app at its recent F8 event, including a planned redesign and a way to buy Nike sneakers and other products in AR. Now the company ...
12:30 pm -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget Amazon brings Whole Food discounts to a dozen extra states
Amazon isn't holding anything back in its crusade to integrate Whole Foods into its brand offering. Since acquiring the chain in August last year, Amazon has been lavishing a range of grocery dea...
12:01 pm -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget Intellivision plans a revival with a new game console
Add Intellivision to the list of vintage console brands hoping for another shot at glory. Intellivision Entertainment has revealed that it's in the early stages of creating a new video game syst...
11:29 am -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget Scientists create the first 3D-printed human corneas
Newcastle University researchers have devised a groundbreaking experimental technique that could help millions on the corneal transplant waiting list. By using a simple 3D bio-printer, Professor of Ti...
11:01 am -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget Apple's HomePod arrives in Canada, France and Germany this June
Wedged in among Apple's wider iOS 11.4 announcement today comes the news that HomePod is launching in Germany, France and Canada on June 18. This is a significant market expansion, and one surely...
10:30 am -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Pokmon madness and AirPlay 2
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to Wednesday morning! We're ready with deep thoughts on Disney's Solo movie and details on another Tesla crash that reportedly involves the use o...
10:01 am -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget Snapchat logins could work for other apps in the future
You might be seeing the words "Log in with Snapchat" in non-Snapchat apps in the near future. According to TechCrunch, the company is planning to launch its first full-fledged developer plat...
09:02 am -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget 'Fortnite' gets its first vehicle: Shopping carts
For all of the things that Epic Games has delivered in its weekly Fortnite updates, vehicles have not been one of them. While both PUBG and H1Z1 already allow players to hop in a car and fast-travel a...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget Scoot adds a bike sharing service as it expands to Barcelona
Scoot is getting into bicycles. The company known in San Francisco for its red electric scooters populated by riders with lightning bolt-emblazoned black helmets is adding bikes to its lineup. But not...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget Scoot adds a bike-sharing service as it expands to Barcelona
Scoot is getting into bicycles. The company known in San Francisco for its red electric scooters populated by riders with lightning bolt-emblazoned black helmets is adding bikes to its lineup. But not...
07:00 am -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget HP gaming headset cools you down using thermoelectrics
One of the worst things about over-the-ear and on-ear headsets is that they tend to feel hot and uncomfortable after a few hours, especially if you live in a muggy environment. HP has just announced a...
07:00 am -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget HPs Omen 15 gaming laptop gets a new look and a GTX 1070 Max-Q GPU
HP isn't being left behind in the gaming laptop arena. Like recent entries from ASUS, Acer, Gigabyte, MSI and Razer, HP's flagship Omen 15 is getting a slew of upgrades. That includes a slim...
04:27 am -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget Snapchat CEO throws shade at Facebook's poor data practices
Snapchat has had a rough time lately, as it faces criticism about its redesign, its slowing user growth, and the fact that Facebook has copied its product several times over by adding Stories to almos...
03:54 am -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget Facebook admits it was late on fake news
At the Code Conference today, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and CTO Mike Schroepfer faced questions on all of the issues that has plagued the company lately, like the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and t...
03:07 am -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget 'Pokmon: Let's Go' will connect 'Pokmon Go' and Switch this fall
A new series of Pok&eacute;mon games coming to the Switch this fall will link the "classic RPG experience" with 2016's augmented reality hit Pok&eacute;mon Go. Pok&eacute;mo...
02:30 am -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget Qualcomm built a chip to power AR and VR headsets
Qualcomm's Snapdragon chips have powered devices from smartphones and laptops to VR headsets, but the company is doing away with repurposing mobile processors for mixed reality devices. The compa...
02:13 am -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget Free 'Pokmon Quest' RPG released today on Nintendo Switch
The newest Pok&eacute;mon game is available right now for Nintendo Switch owners. Just announced at a press conference in Japan, Pok&eacute;mon Quest features creatures from the series' K...
01:46 am -04 - Wed, May 30, 2018
Engadget What's on TV: 'Street Fighter' and 'Kimmy Schmidt'
This week the NHL and NBA both enter the final round of their playoff series, while Netflix delivers new seasons of Arrested Development and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. A new anthology Street Fight...
11:58 pm -04 - Tue, May 29, 2018
Engadget Imgur's wonderful world of GIFs now includes full-length video
Imgur is getting a new way to waste your time. No, not more of its Snapchat-like Snacks feature. The image-hosting site is including a medium it's never allowed users to post on the site before: ...
11:03 pm -04 - Tue, May 29, 2018
Engadget Tesla Model S in Autopilot collides with police SUV
A Model S driver in Laguna Beach has crashed into a parked (and thankfully unoccupied) police SUV while her EV's Autopilot was reportedly engaged, sustaining minor injuries in the process. It�...
10:06 pm -04 - Tue, May 29, 2018
Engadget San Francisco demands Uber and Lyft reveal driver pay (updated)
Ridesharing companies have been repeatedly been accused of paying meager wages to drivers, and San Francisco has had enough. City Attorney Dennis Herrera has sent subpoenas to Uber and Lyft demanding ...
09:29 pm -04 - Tue, May 29, 2018
Engadget Apple lists speakers that work with AirPlay 2 streaming
Today, Apple released iOS 11.4, bringing with it AirPlay 2, Apple's latest standard for streaming audio, video and games to your speakers or TV. One of the key features of AirPlay 2 is the option...
09:06 pm -04 - Tue, May 29, 2018
Engadget Nintendo's latest 2DS XL is a tribute to Link's Shield
Nintendo has a history of dressing up its handheld systems in festive fashions, and the 2DS XL is no different. This time out, the clamshell console is getting a special edition that resembles Link�...
08:34 pm -04 - Tue, May 29, 2018
Engadget Color-changing fibers make compression bandages easier to use
Pressure bandages are typically used to treat medical issues around veins that don't return enough blood from your legs or arms. Compression stockings, for example, can help stimulate blood flow,...
08:01 pm -04 - Tue, May 29, 2018
Engadget Global smartphone sales recover from a months-long slump
Smartphone sales shrank year-over-year in the fall, leading some to wonder whether the category's halcyon days were finally over. Well, not quite. Gartner has determined that smartphone sales b...
07:32 pm -04 - Tue, May 29, 2018
Engadget China is inviting international scientists to its future space station
With China's Tiangong-1 space station plummet Earthward to a fiery demise back in April, the country has looked forward to its next space outpost. The East Asian nation hopes to have it in orbit ...
07:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 29, 2018
Engadget 'Solo' is Star Wars toothless confrontation of robot rights
Major spoilers for Solo ahead.The most interesting character in Solo is a robot. L3-37, voiced by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), is a free-thinking, loud-mouthed Droid who introduces an entirely new ...
06:43 pm -04 - Tue, May 29, 2018
Engadget FCC approves additional funding for Puerto Rico hurricane recovery
The FCC approved a measure today that will make additional funds immediately available for ongoing hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Puerto Rico will receive $51.2 m...
06:15 pm -04 - Tue, May 29, 2018
Engadget What to keep in mind before switching to a mobile-first bank
The day I got my first-ever paycheck, I scrawled my signature on the back, went to the bank, dropped it off with a kindly teller and left with a deposit slip and a smile on my face. A few years after ...
05:57 pm -04 - Tue, May 29, 2018
Engadget Intel faces age discrimination allegations following layoffs
Intel's push for greater diversity hasn't helped it avoid trouble. The Wall Street Journal has learned that the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is investigating claims that Intel...
05:36 pm -04 - Tue, May 29, 2018
Engadget White House moves forward with China tariffs, but offers few details
Trump had been threatening to get tough on trade since the campaign trail, and back in March, he introduced tariffs on up to $60 billion Chinese imports. The fees were intended to primarily punish the...
05:15 pm -04 - Tue, May 29, 2018
Engadget Google Assistant can unlock Schlage's Sense deadbolt
Schlage's Sense Smart Deadbolt is now compatible with Google Assistant, giving users with enabled devices voice control over their lock. By saying, "OK Google, is my door locked?" or &q...
05:15 pm -04 - Tue, May 29, 2018
Engadget Google Assistant can lock Schlage's Sense deadbolt (updated)
Schlage's Sense Smart Deadbolt is now compatible with Google Assistant, giving users with enabled devices voice control over their lock. By saying, "OK Google, is my door locked?" or &q...
04:54 pm -04 - Tue, May 29, 2018
Engadget AirPod-holstering Apple Watch band is equal parts obnoxious and useful
Just when you thought goofy AirPod shirt-collar pockets were bad, another company comes along to prove you wrong. Elago (not to be confused with Elgato) has come out with an AirPod-holding wristband a...
04:33 pm -04 - Tue, May 29, 2018
Engadget 'Mega Man 11' hits consoles and PC October 2nd
Last year, Capcom announced that Mega Man 11 would be released sometime this year in celebration of the franchise's 30th anniversary. Today, the company announced the date for that release: Octob...
04:12 pm -04 - Tue, May 29, 2018
Engadget Russian search giant Yandex built a smart speaker for its AI assistant
Russia isn't going to sit on the sidelines while American companies like Amazon and Google conquer the smart speaker world. Search giant Yandex has launched the Yandex.Station, billed both as Ru...
03:53 pm -04 - Tue, May 29, 2018
Engadget Papua New Guinea takes a month-long 'break' from Facebook
This week, Papua New Guinea Today reported that the country will block Facebook for a month to evaluate how its residents are using the social network. When exactly this will happen is currently uncle...
03:32 pm -04 - Tue, May 29, 2018
Engadget Uber's 911 assistance is now available in the US
Uber's promised 911 assistance feature is now available in the US. If you're ever in an emergency, you can now call for help without having to leave the mobile app and lose track of your lo...
03:11 pm -04 - Tue, May 29, 2018
Engadget iOS 11.4 will add multi-room and stereo audio to the HomePod today
Apple will release iOS 11.4 today, which, with the inclusion of AirPlay 2, will bring more functionality to the HomePod. Though other speakers, like the Amazon Echo and Google Home already feature mul...
03:05 pm -04 - Tue, May 29, 2018
Engadget PlayStations annual sale includes a very blue PS4 and God of War
To celebrate E3 once again, Sony is doing another Days of Play promotion for PlayStation. From June 8th through the 18th, you'll be able to pick up a special edition PlayStation 4 console (assumi...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 29, 2018
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a pair of Sonos One speakers courtesy of Plex!
Owning your music catalog is a rare thing for some these days, but since you've got it, flaunt it. Plex for Sonos has recently moved out of beta and includes some fresh new features. This means y...
02:28 pm -04 - Tue, May 29, 2018
Engadget Its too early to write off hydrogen vehicles
Hydrogen is either the wonder fuel of the future or a technological cul-de-sac. Toyota believes the former, and has spent the past few decades developing mass-market hydrogen cars. The automaker showc...
02:17 pm -04 - Tue, May 29, 2018
Engadget Philips' Hue app is actually good now
At this year's CES Philips announced a forthcoming update for its Hue smart lights app. The company kept details to a minimum, but now we know exactly what the promised improvements look like, as...
02:03 pm -04 - Tue, May 29, 2018
Engadget 'PUBG' creators sue Epic Games over 'Fortnite' battle royale mode
The developers of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds haven't been shy about accusing Epic Games of riding their bandwagon with Fortnite, and now they're taking legal action. Bluehole's ...
01:42 pm -04 - Tue, May 29, 2018
Engadget Kobo's new e-reader offers an HD e-ink screen for $130
In a world full of full-color tablet displays, it may seem surprising that dedicated e-readers are still around. But these devices actually have an advantage over tablets that avid readers appreciate ...
01:21 pm -04 - Tue, May 29, 2018
Engadget AI could predict violent protests through Twitter analysis
Twitter has long been a cornerstone for organizing protests, but once demonstrators hit the streets, there's always a possibility that violence can erupt between activists and authorities. To hel...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 29, 2018
Engadget LG's 2018 TVs now work with Amazon Alexa
For years, "smart" TVs have largely been defined by internet connectivity and a wide array of apps. LG, with its webOS platform, has been at the forefront of that push. This year, the compan...
12:31 pm -04 - Tue, May 29, 2018
Engadget Sony's new mirrorless camera EVF is 60 percent sharper
Sony has unveiled an OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) display with a resolution of 5.6 million dots and a record 6.3 micrometer dot pitch. That's a significant boost over the 3.69 million dot EVF...
11:58 am -04 - Tue, May 29, 2018
Engadget AI outperforms human doctors in spotting skin cancer
In January last year scientists reported that artificial intelligence was almost as effective at identifying skin cancer as dermatologists. Now, less than 18 months later, it's even better. In an...
11:15 am -04 - Tue, May 29, 2018
Engadget Zipcar rolls out the UK's biggest zero-emission car-share fleet
The UK's Zipcar club is going green. This summer, the car-sharing company will begin adding Volkswagen e-Golfs to its London fleet, starting with 100 in July and totalling 325 by the end of the y...
10:34 am -04 - Tue, May 29, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: The boring reality of the flux capacitor
Welcome back to work if you got Monday off. And, well, sorry if you didn't....
10:00 am -04 - Tue, May 29, 2018
Engadget Ocean waves show Earth's CO2 imbalance is greater than expected
Scientists might need to tweak their understanding of climate change in the near future. British researchers have determined that ocean waves play a considerably more important role in trapping carbo...
07:58 am -04 - Tue, May 29, 2018
Engadget Latest 'Star Citizen' ship pack costs as much as a car
Just how committed are you to the perpetually unfinished Star Citizen? Committed enough that you'd be willing to take out a loan? If so, you're in luck. Cloud Imperium has introduced a Le...
05:47 am -04 - Tue, May 29, 2018
Engadget Samsung opens second North American AI lab in Toronto
If it wasn't already apparent that Canada is becoming a major hub for AI research, it is now. Samsung has opened an AI Center (or Centre, for the Canadian crowd) in Toronto, and it's only th...
03:32 am -04 - Tue, May 29, 2018
Engadget Watch a medevac drone perform a simulated rescue
Medevac missions won't have to put more humans in danger if Tactical Robotics has its way. The Urban Aeronautics-owned firm has successfully completed its first "mission representative"...
02:04 am -04 - Tue, May 29, 2018
Engadget Daimler may be the next automaker embroiled in a diesel scandal
VW might not be the only German car maker that has to deal with a full-fledged diesel emissions scandal. To start, Germany has ordered Daimler to recall Mercedes-Benz Vito diesel vans for allegedly c...
12:47 am -04 - Tue, May 29, 2018
Engadget Tesla pushes full international Model 3 launch to 2019
Just because Tesla is delivering some Model 3 units outside the US doesn't mean it's ready for a full-scale international rollout. Elon Musk has revealed that launches for left-hand drive M...
11:03 pm -04 - Mon, May 28, 2018
Engadget Plasticine circuits show how today's tech is tomorrow's art
How will the people of tomorrow judge what we call advanced technology today? Artist Tim Easley explored that subject with a piece he created for the UK electronic dance music group Modified Man. Usin...
09:46 pm -04 - Mon, May 28, 2018
Engadget Scientists invented a real-life flux capacitor, but not for time travel
If you watched Back to the Future over the holiday weekend and wished the flux capacitor was a real thing so you could travel through time, we have sorta good news. Scientists from Australia and Switz...
08:20 pm -04 - Mon, May 28, 2018
Engadget Google's mobile augmented reality platform arrives in China
Google's ARCore is helpful for making augmented reality widely available to Android users, but there's a glaring problem: it requires the Play Store to get updates. That's no good in c...
07:02 pm -04 - Mon, May 28, 2018
Engadget Things to-do app gets a big, keyboard-focused iPad update
If you're all-Apple all the time when it comes to your hardware preferences, the Things to-do app is one of the best ways to keep track of projects large and small. And if you're an iPad use...
05:01 pm -04 - Mon, May 28, 2018
Engadget Researchers build a self-healing 'robot skin'
Most conventional androids are fairly rigid, susceptible to damage and difficult to repair. However, scientists are determined to (literally) give them thicker skins. They've experimented with so...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 28, 2018
Engadget Snapchat launches its first Lens that reacts to sound
Snapchat has quite a few intriguing Lenses you can play with, including its body-tracking ones that can follow you around and its majestic sky whale Lens that uses sky segmentation technology. Now, it...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 28, 2018
Engadget EA Sports picks the winner of this year's World Cup
Predictions are less of a science and more of an art, especially when it comes to high-pressure sporting events where anything can go. EA Sports, with one eye on an attention-grabbing headline, is hop...
10:58 am -04 - Mon, May 28, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Dropping phones and upgrading your BBQ
Hey, good morning!The week begins, but kind of doesn't, as most of us are enjoying a three-day weekend. To celebrate, we're reporting on the best phones to drop on the floor (well, you know ...
09:27 am -04 - Mon, May 28, 2018
Engadget Pandora unveils a $15-a-month unlimited family plan
The streaming business is a tough game, especially if your company isn't called Spotify or Apple Music. Mid-tier player Pandora recently announced it had signed up six million subscribers so far ...
05:52 am -04 - Mon, May 28, 2018
Engadget Gene-edited rice plants could boost the world's food supply
Rice may be one of the most plentiful crops on Earth, but there are only so many grains you can naturally obtain from a given plant. Scientists may have a straightforward answer to that problem: edit...
03:12 am -04 - Mon, May 28, 2018
Engadget FDA approves AI tool for spotting wrist fractures
The FDA has been approving its fair share of AI-powered medical technology, but its latest might be particularly helpful if you ever have a nasty fall. The agency has greenlit Imagen's OsteoDete...
01:32 am -04 - Mon, May 28, 2018
Engadget Facial recognition may help save endangered primates
Facial recognition isn't limited to humans. Researchers have developed a face detection system, PrimNet, that should help save endangered primates by tracking them in a non-invasive way. The ne...
12:04 am -04 - Mon, May 28, 2018
Engadget Jeff Bezos outlines Blue Origin's space colony ambitions
It's no secret that Jeff Bezos wants humanity to return to the Moon and otherwise spread its wings beyond Earth. Now, though, he's offering a clearer sense of what that entails -- and it�...
10:33 pm -04 - Sun, May 27, 2018
Engadget Vermont passes first-of-its-kind law to clamp down on data brokers
Data brokers who trade your info behind the scenes will have to watch their step if they're doing business in Vermont. The state has enacted a first-of-its-kind law that both requires brokers to...
09:01 pm -04 - Sun, May 27, 2018
Engadget Tesla hires executives from Amazon, Apple and Snap
With Tesla losing its Autopilot lead, a key safety rep and other executives in recent months, it's easy to imagine the company having a hard time holding on to executives. Tesla, however, is det...
07:32 pm -04 - Sun, May 27, 2018
Engadget Buskers in London are the first to accept tap-to-pay cards
The move toward a cashless society has created a problem for buskers: how do they get paid when many listeners won't have physical currency? There's now a solution on hand. The Mayor of Lo...
06:00 pm -04 - Sun, May 27, 2018
Engadget The best SSDs
By Andrew Cunningham 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 suppor...
04:29 pm -04 - Sun, May 27, 2018
Engadget Tesla rolls out Model 3 braking update to tackle reviewer complaints
Tesla is making good on its promise to improve the Model 3's braking through a firmware upgrade. Elon Musk has confirmed that a fix for the EV's inconsistent brake performance started reachi...
03:00 pm -04 - Sun, May 27, 2018
Engadget After Math: 'Musked' opportunities
It was a week of near misses and closer hits than the tech industry probably would have wanted. Amazon's Alexa "accidentally" recorded more than a few customers' private conversati...
01:31 pm -04 - Sun, May 27, 2018
Engadget Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean dies
It's a somber day for spaceflight, as NASA astronaut Alan Bean has died at the age of 86 after falling ill during a trip. He was the fourth person to walk on the Moon, flying aboard Apollo 12, a...
12:00 pm -04 - Sun, May 27, 2018
Engadget Ben Heck's 'Oregon Trail' portable game teardown
It's not a Nintendo, Sony or Microsoft console for a change. It's a dedicated portable game console: one that only plays Oregon Trail. First, Ben takes apart a store-bought game to find out ...
10:10 am -04 - Sun, May 27, 2018
Engadget Diamond 'guitar' strings could lead to quantum computer memory
Quantum computers need memory to perform tasks like their conventional counterparts, but it's hard to create that memory when it only takes nearby vibrating atoms to lose all their data. Scienti...
05:23 am -04 - Sun, May 27, 2018
Engadget Atari co-founder Ted Dabney dies
The game industry has lost one of its most influential early figures. Ted Dabney, who co-founded Atari along with Nolan Bushnell, has died after deciding against treatment for esophageal cancer. He an...
03:11 am -04 - Sun, May 27, 2018
Engadget Apple leaves door open for Steam Link's release on iOS
Just because Apple rejected Steam Link for iOS doesn't mean your dreams of PC-to-iPhone game streaming are finished. Apple senior VP Phil Schiller has been emailing Steam users with word that it ...
01:29 am -04 - Sun, May 27, 2018
Engadget Tesla denies exaggerating Model 3 production prowess
Tesla has asked a federal court in San Francisco to dismiss a securities fraud lawsuit filed by shareholders, which accuses the automaker of lying about its ability to mass produce the Model 3 sedan. ...
12:02 am -04 - Sun, May 27, 2018
Engadget Egypt bans YouTube for one month over 2012 anti-Islamic video
Egypt is about to act on its longstanding threat to temporarily ban YouTube. The country's highest administrative court has ruled that officials must block the streaming video site for a month (...
10:31 pm -04 - Sat, May 26, 2018
Engadget iPhones will reportedly get the power to unlock doors using NFC
Your iPhone's NFC chip will soon have the ability open your house's and car's doors, as well as pay for your fare, according to The Information. The tech giant is reportedly gearing up ...
08:59 pm -04 - Sat, May 26, 2018
Engadget Richard Branson plans to visit space in 'months'
It's no secret that Richard Branson would like to go to space aboard Virgin Galactic's ships. However, it's now clear that he's eager to hasten the process. The tycoon told BBC R...
07:30 pm -04 - Sat, May 26, 2018
Engadget After dropping $18,000 worth of phones, these are the toughest
We all know that feeling. You're walking along the street, answering a text message, when someone bumps you, and your phone goes flying onto the concrete. Will your phone hold up, or will it crac...
05:58 pm -04 - Sat, May 26, 2018
Engadget Seagate's hard drive/battery fanny pack is made for VR
In addition to the major software update for the Vive Focus standalone VR headset yesterday, HTC also unveiled the Seagate VR Power Drive which, as the name suggests, is a hybrid of a power bank and a...
04:30 pm -04 - Sat, May 26, 2018
Engadget Ask Engadget: Is Instagram creeping on my kid?
The support shared among 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 Ch...
03:00 pm -04 - Sat, May 26, 2018
Engadget How GDPR is affecting the games you love
The tech world has been bracing for a new set of European privacy rules that go into effect: the General Data Protection Regulation, better known as GDPR. Companies will have either changed how they h...
01:30 pm -04 - Sat, May 26, 2018
Engadget Traeger Timberline 850 review: BBQ goes high tech
Good barbecue is a slow process. And I'm not talking about grilling. I'm talking about real BBQ -- the "low and slow" smoking of beef, chicken, pork and a whole host of other foods...
12:00 pm -04 - Sat, May 26, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the weekend. Along with our highlights from the past week, we have good news for fans of The Expanse and a look at Alexa's big mistake....
09:58 am -04 - Sat, May 26, 2018
Engadget 'The Wolf Among Us' season two delayed into 2019
It has been nearly four years since The Wolf Among Us wrapped up its original episodic run, but fans will have to wait a bit longer for a follow-up. Telltale Games announced that season two is delayed...
04:41 am -04 - Sat, May 26, 2018
Engadget Jeff Bezos announces Amazon is picking up 'The Expanse'
It's been a few days since reports indicated Amazon was close to a deal that would extend the life of sci-fi series The Expanse, and tonight Jeff Bezos made it official. Alcon Entertainment makes...
03:12 am -04 - Sat, May 26, 2018
Engadget Leaked Facebook documents show its shifting hate speech policies
Over the last year or so, Facebook's public statements have reflected the ongoing process of its moderation policies, both when it comes to election fraud and the even pricklier issue of hate spe...
01:58 am -04 - Sat, May 26, 2018
Engadget Two French teens arrested for hacking Taylor Swift's and Drake's music videos
Back in April, hackers managed to deface YouTube music videos by Drake, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Shakira and others (including Despacito, the reigning king of views on the platform). The infiltrators...
12:49 am -04 - Sat, May 26, 2018
Engadget Japan-only 'Double Dragon' game comes to the Super NES this summer
It might be time to dust off that old Super NES, especially if you're a Double Dragon fan -- on July 19th, you can check out a version of Super Double Dragon that wasn't available in North A...
10:44 pm -04 - Fri, May 25, 2018
Engadget Senators investigate safety procedures for autonomous cars
Just a day after the NTSB released its preliminary findings on the Uber crash in Arizona, senators Edward J. Markey and Richard Blumenthal began an investigation into safety protocols for driverless c...
09:04 pm -04 - Fri, May 25, 2018
Engadget Apple pledges to disclose government app takedown requests
Tech titans have been refining and expanding their transparency reports: Google made its biannual documents easier to read, while Facebook added inquiries related to copyright, trademark and counterfe...
08:20 pm -04 - Fri, May 25, 2018
Engadget Samsung adds FreeSync to its latest TVs for smoother gaming
If you have a 2018 Samsung QLED TV or the NU8000 LED TV, your gaming endeavors should look cleaner after a recent firmware update. Samsung confirmed to Engadget that the update applies to the Q6FN, Q7...
07:55 pm -04 - Fri, May 25, 2018
Engadget San Francisco temporarily removes electric scooters for permit process
San Francisco is about to end its electric scooter scourge... for a while. The city's Municipal Transportation Agency has posted its permit application for companies wanting to operate e-scooters...
07:30 pm -04 - Fri, May 25, 2018
Engadget The bogus expert and social media chicanery of DCs top cyber think tank
Like viruses, cybersecurity charlatans are incidental guests in the body of infosec. These men sell false expertise, conspiracy theories, and invisible security potions and they are as unintentionally...
07:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 25, 2018
Engadget The best air conditioner
By Liam McCabeThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its w...
06:22 pm -04 - Fri, May 25, 2018
Engadget Trump administration tells Congress it has deal to save ZTE
The US government should soon act on its promise to give ZTE another chance following its revived export ban. The New York Times has learned that the Trump administration has informed Congress of a Co...
06:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 25, 2018
Engadget Alexas recording snafu was improbable, but inevitable
Amazon's Alexa recently made headlines for one of the strangest consumer AI mistakes we've ever heard of: A family in Portland, Oregon claims that the company's virtual assistant record...
05:39 pm -04 - Fri, May 25, 2018
Engadget Spotify will revise artist behavior policy following backlash
Spotify may already have to backtrack on its policy limiting promotion for artists based on their conduct. Bloomberg sources have heard that it will alter the conduct policy in response to an uproar ...
05:18 pm -04 - Fri, May 25, 2018
Engadget ESPN will stream live 'League of Legends' tournaments
ESPN+ is a great option for streaming sports without the need for cable. And now, if you're more into jungling than free throws or penalty shots, the service has something for you as well: live L...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 25, 2018
Engadget YouTube Music arrives late to the party with room for improvement
A massive number of people use YouTube not just for videos, but as a de facto music-streaming service, not unlike Spotify. YouTube is well aware of this, which is why the company has been trying to ma...
04:51 pm -04 - Fri, May 25, 2018
Engadget Congress wants answers from Amazon on facial-recognition technology
Amazon's controversial face-recognition technology is being tested and used by the Orlando police department, and apparently Congress isn't happy about that. Two members of the House of Repr...
04:36 pm -04 - Fri, May 25, 2018
Engadget Tesla settles class action suit over Autopilot issues
Tesla has agreed a class action lawsuit settlement with Model S and Model X owners who claimed the Autopilot feature was dangerous and "essentially unusable." A district judge still has to r...
04:15 pm -04 - Fri, May 25, 2018
Engadget Tidal's new desktop app makes it easier to find the music you want
Tidal's desktop music app has never been a particularly strong selling point compared to its rivals, but the company might change your mind. It's releasing revamped Mac and Windows apps tha...
03:54 pm -04 - Fri, May 25, 2018
Engadget Microsoft marks Mixer's first year with improved eSports streams
In the past year since changing names from Beam to Mixer, Microsoft's game-broadcasting app has gone through a slew of updates and brought forth a number of innovations. Redmond says last Decembe...
03:33 pm -04 - Fri, May 25, 2018
Engadget PlayStation Vue adds select live Fox primetime shows
PlayStation Vue announced a new live Fox channel in 34 different local areas. Previously, Fox was only available on demand and not as a live feed. While this will replace the current on-demand channel...
03:12 pm -04 - Fri, May 25, 2018
Engadget UK may want a refund if it's cut out of Galileo GPS project
Earlier this year, the European Commission revealed that Brexit might jeopardize the UK's involvement in the Galileo project, which is Europe's endeavor to build a their own version of Ameri...
02:51 pm -04 - Fri, May 25, 2018
Engadget Nissan built a convertible Leaf, but you can't buy it
By Joel StocksdaleYour eyes are not deceiving you, that is indeed a real, honest-to-goodness Nissan Leaf convertible. Nissan built it to celebrate having sold 100,000 Leafs (Leaves? A tree? What exact...
02:30 pm -04 - Fri, May 25, 2018
Engadget How a YouTube video brought an extinct bird back from the dead
Kauai, Hawaii &ndash;&ndash; In 2015, Danish environmental artist Jakob Kudsk Steensen became obsessed with a bird that no longer exists. The Kaua'i 'o'o, a now-extinct species ...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 25, 2018
Engadget The hydrogen train of the future is a lot like the train of today
The rail industry has a problem: Its infrastructure is decades, sometimes centuries old, and it is hugely expensive to upgrade. Diesel-powered trains dominate, but fuel is getting pricey, the trains a...
01:42 pm -04 - Fri, May 25, 2018
Engadget Pioneer's in-dash unit supports both Android Auto Wireless and CarPlay
Android Auto Wireless promises to make vehicle smartphone connections less of a futz, provided you have both a phone and infotainment system that supports it. Google is handling the first part, and Pi...
01:21 pm -04 - Fri, May 25, 2018
Engadget Snapchat now lets you choose who gets to see your location
Snapchat has started rolling out a new "Send and Request" location-sharing feature for private messages, according to TechCrunch. The company must have realized that the ability to broadcast...
01:21 pm -04 - Fri, May 25, 2018
Engadget Snapchat now lets you 'send and request' location info with friends (updated)
Snapchat has started rolling out a new "Send and Request" location-sharing feature, according to TechCrunch. From its introduction, you could broadcast your location to all your friends, sel...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 25, 2018
Engadget 100 years of motion-capture technology
Modern motion-capture systems are the product of a century of tinkering, innovation and computational advances. Mocap was born a lifetime before Gollum hit the big screen in The Lord of the Rings, and...
12:40 pm -04 - Fri, May 25, 2018
Engadget Apple blocks Steam Link on iOS for 'business conflicts'
Valve's Steam Link was on course to come to mobile this week. While the beta version arrived on Google Play just fine, the iOS app appears to have hit an unexpected roadblock. Valve said in a sta...
12:02 pm -04 - Fri, May 25, 2018
Engadget Notorious Kansas swatter charged in net neutrality bomb threat
The FCC vote on December 14th, 2017 is best known as the day that net neutrality died, but you may recall that it didn't quite go as planned. During the session, Chairperson Ajit Pai announced th...
11:15 am -04 - Fri, May 25, 2018
Engadget Apple reportedly knew the iPhone 6 was bendier than previous models
When Apple responded to complaints about bent iPhone 6 devices, it said damage caused regular use is "extremely rare." It also reiterated that the model went through durability testing to ma...
10:30 am -04 - Fri, May 25, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Back like we never left
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Did you miss us? Our e-mail hiatus turned out to be very brief (some would say nonexistent, but let's not get technical), and now we can keep bringing you the...
09:55 am -04 - Fri, May 25, 2018
Engadget Google and LG Display have made the highest resolution VR screen yet
Google and LG Display have joined forces to design the clearest OLED display to date. The 4.3-inch screen, which Google recently revealed at Display Week, is designed to push the boundaries of VR imag...
08:24 am -04 - Fri, May 25, 2018
Engadget Another T-Mobile bug gave anyone access to your sensitive info
A security researcher recently discovered a bug on T-Mobile's website that allowed anyone to access subscribers' personal details. Those include users' full names, addresses and, in som...
07:03 am -04 - Fri, May 25, 2018
Engadget Orlando confirms it's testing Amazon's facial recognition in public
After the ACLU discovered that Orlando's cops are using Amazon's controversial Rekognition facial detection system, police chief John Mina said they're only testing the software at thei...
06:04 am -04 - Fri, May 25, 2018
Engadget Paypal lets you spend money in Gmail, YouTube and more
Android Pay users have been able to dip into their PayPal accounts for a little over a year. Now, the money transfer service has partnered with Google to provide a more seamless way to use it across p...
03:57 am -04 - Fri, May 25, 2018
Engadget Boba Fett 'Star Wars' movie is in the works
Just as the latest Star Wars Anthology movie, Solo, hits theaters, The Hollywood Reporter says that a movie featuring Boba Fett is in development. James Mangold, who directed The Wolverine before serv...
02:19 am -04 - Fri, May 25, 2018
Engadget Vive Focus VR update lets you take calls from the real world
Even though the Vive Focus won't be available outside of China until later this year, it's already getting a major update which will make it a lot more versatile. At the annual Vive Ecosyste...
01:44 am -04 - Fri, May 25, 2018
Engadget ASUS will ship its NVIDIA G-Sync HDR monitor in June
Acer jumped ahead of the pack when it became the first manufacturer to put an NVIDIA G-Sync HDR monitor (which syncs refresh rates with GeForce GTX graphics cards) on sale last week. ASUS is following...
12:31 am -04 - Fri, May 25, 2018
Engadget Airbnb tests its own version of Snapchat's Stories for rentals
Even Airbnb can't resist the urge to copy Snapchat, it seems. The home rental outfit is quietly beta testing a Stories feature in its iPhone app that (surprise!) lets you document your trips wit...
11:18 pm -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget Amazon Music app now offers hands-free control thanks to Alexa
Amazon Music's mobile app introduced Alexa voice control back in September, but there was a catch: you still had to tap a button to take action. Why couldn't you just talk to it like you wo...
10:22 pm -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget Jury rules Samsung owes Apple $539 million in iPhone patent trial
In a patent case that has been running since 2011, today a jury ruled that Samsung owes Apple $539 million in total. In 2012 Apple was awarded $1 billion in damages, and Samsung agreed to pay as much ...
09:45 pm -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget Essential reportedly cancels next phone, considers sale
It's barely a year since Android founder Andy Rubin launched Essential, a new smartphone startup, and he's already considering giving it up for sale. According to Bloomberg, Rubin and co. ha...
09:16 pm -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget Remember StumbleUpon? Well, it's going away June 30th
According to co-founder Garrett Camp, StumbleUpon has delivered nearly 60 billion "stumbles" to more than 40 million people over the past 16 years. The web discovery service &mdash; surp...
08:51 pm -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget Instapaper temporarily shuts down in Europe to comply with GDPR
Every company that does business in the EU is sending out notifications of their compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules that reach their final compliance date March 25th. ...
08:30 pm -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Save $90 on a Microsoft Xbox One X console
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...
08:14 pm -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget Twitter initiates its new campaign ad policy
Social media became a battleground in the 2016 election with bot accounts pushing fake news and tons of advertising trying to influence US voters. In the lead-up to the 2018 midterms, platforms have a...
07:58 pm -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget Tesla may reveal the Model Y this year... maybe
Elon Musk can't stop shooting from the hip on Twitter. Last night, the Tesla chief said he might reveal the mysterious Model Y SUV on March 15th, 2019, "because the Ides of March sounded goo...
07:39 pm -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget All Xbox One 'PUBG' players can access its terrible second map
Whether you love it or hate it, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' second map is out of testing and available for all players on Xbox One as of today. If you're a fan of sniping, Miramar, w...
07:18 pm -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget US reportedly launches probe into cryptocurrency price-fixing
It feels like cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are going mainstream. They're becoming more heavily regulated around the world, in diverse places like Japan and New York. Now people are being investi...
07:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget Driving an EV means changing the way you think about refueling
You've finally taken the EV plunge. You're "one of the good ones," you think to yourself. It's all about reducing your impact on the planet and moving further away from fossil...
06:56 pm -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget Elon Musk may have violated US labor laws during tweet storm
When Elon Musk had a twitter meltdown a few days ago in response to bad press about Tesla factory safety, he may have actually said something illegal. According to Bloomberg, the United Auto Workers u...
06:46 pm -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget Vevo goes all-in on YouTube music videos
Raise your hand if you used Vevo's apps instead of watching music videos on YouTube. Anybody? That's what we thought. Despite Vevo's effort to grow its brand through apps and its websit...
06:30 pm -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget Google will always do evil
One day in late April or early May, Google removed the phrase "don't be evil" from its code of conduct. After 18 years as the company's motto, those three words and chunks of their...
06:12 pm -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget Amazon Echo recorded a conversation and sent it to a random contact
A Portland, Oregon family has claimed that their Amazon Echo recorded a conversation and then sent it to a random person on their contact list. Two weeks ago, the person -- an employee of the husband ...
06:12 pm -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget Amazon Echo recorded a conversation and sent it to a random contact (updated)
A Portland, Oregon family has claimed that their Amazon Echo recorded a conversation and then sent it to a random person on their contact list. Two weeks ago, the person -- an employee of the husband ...
06:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget Facebook's political ad disclosures go into effect
Facebook is acting on its promise to show who paid for political ads. Starting today, election- and issue-related ads on Facebook and Instagram must carry a "paid for by" label at the top of...
05:46 pm -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget YouTube direct messaging moves from mobile to desktop
YouTube has been flirting with in-app messaging for a bit on mobile, and now it's finally ready to roll out private video messaging to the web. It looks pretty easy to use too, according to 9to5G...
05:24 pm -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget Facebook suggests Europeans won't be compensated for data fiasco
Apparently, people in the European Union expected a payout from Facebook following the Cambridge Analytica data fiasco. "This was clearly a breach of trust," the social network said in a sta...
05:03 pm -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget Russia denies planning botnet cyberattack on Ukraine
Russia has denied planning a major cyberattack that would disrupt soccer's Champions League final this weekend. Ukraine's SBU security service said on Wednesday that malware infecting hundre...
04:44 pm -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget Samsungs obnoxious new ad will turn off millions of TVs
Look at your TV right now, if you can. If it's on, turn it off. Gaze upon that blank screen. Really contemplate it. If you can feel an irrational, white-hot anger bubbling up inside you, Samsung&...
04:12 pm -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget The World Cup is Twitters next chance at video dominance
As the 2018 FIFA World Cup gets ready to kick off on June 14th, the 32 international teams competing in Russia aren't the only ones preparing for the big event. Fans are too, and Twitter wants to...
03:43 pm -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget Pittsburgh mayor had no idea Uber was reviving self-driving tests
This week, Uber announced that it will cease operations in Arizona and revive its self-driving tests in Pittsburgh. This, apparently, was news to the mayor of Pittsburgh, who issued a press release st...
03:23 pm -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget 'Runescape Classic' will shut down after almost two decades
One year after revealing plans to port both RuneScape and Old School Runescape to mobile and tablet, developer Jagex has announced that the original RuneScape's PC servers will be going offline p...
02:52 pm -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget NTSB's preliminary report on Uber crash focuses on emergency braking
Today, the NTSB released preliminary findings for an accident back in March, in which a self-driving Uber vehicle collided with a pedestrian. The pedestrian was killed. "At 1.3 seconds before imp...
02:30 pm -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget 'Til death do us part
Great Neck, NY -- As I write this, dozens of moths are being suffocated to death in my kitchen pantry without much ceremony. An exterminator named Danny is spraying an intoxicatingly aromatic layer of...
02:15 pm -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget Facebook is rolling out its GDPR privacy rules to the world
At first, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg only agreed with the European Union's General Data Protection Rules (GDPR) "in spirit." Now, following Zuckerberg's appearance before EU parl...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget Sinemia lets you book movie tickets the minute you sign up
The prediction of MoviePass's demise have been coming in from all corners, but competitor Sinemia is just adding features to make it more attractive. Today, the company announced that it is intro...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget Pornhub made a VPN
Arguably the biggest adult video website on the planet, Pornhub is responsible for plenty of folks getting their rocks off each day. But, as regulations on the internet trend rightward, access to adul...
01:22 pm -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget Amazon's Map Tracking feature lets you stalk your delivery driver
If you absolutely need to know where your Amazon package is even though you got Prime's same-day delivery, check out the e-commerce giant's app to see if you already have access to its new M...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget Spotify settles music-licensing lawsuit for $112.5 million
A couple of years ago, Spotify was slapped with a class-action lawsuit claiming that the service was effectively ripping off artists. Now, it looks like the music platform will be able to make all of ...
12:41 pm -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget Lenovo continues to struggle as a smartphone maker
Lenovo has published its earnings for the fourth quarter of the 2017/18 financial year, and the results are... mixed. One of the report's biggest headlines is that the company posted its fastest ...
12:21 pm -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget Researchers develop self-driving boats that can double as bridges
Thanks to 3D printing, the fabrication of prosthetic arms, lightweight EV parts and even space travel have benefited from lower costs of production. Eager to build on that is a team of researchers fro...
12:10 pm -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget Report finds Android malware pre-installed on hundreds of phones
Even if you're careful about avoiding sketchy websites and apps, there's nothing you can do if your smartphone has malware built in. That's actually the case with hundreds of different ...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget PS4 exclusive 'Detroit' is a flawed depiction of race in America
Detroit: Become Human begins with a warning: "This is not a story, this is our future." Writer-director David Cage's follow-up to Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls weaves a tale about ro...
11:29 am -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget Uber is building a flying taxi technology center in Paris
Uber has wildly ambitious plans to send flying taxis soaring over cities, but building them will be orders of magnitude harder than anything it has ever done. As such, the company announced that it wi...
11:01 am -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget Tinder Places matches you with people from your favorite hangouts
The science involved in making a match on Tinder is rudimentary at best: you can narrow your pool of potential baes by age and distance, and after that you're largely on your own, relying on care...
10:30 am -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Sony looks beyond the PS4
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Morning there! The end of the PS4 has been greatly exaggerated, but Sony is already planning for it. Don't expect to see the PS5, however, until after 2020. M...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget Tesco Direct to close as it falls to other online retailers
Online shop Tesco Direct -- the non-food outlet of British supermarket Tesco -- will close this summer. The store, which sells electronics, clothing, sports goods and video games has "no route to...
09:03 am -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget Google Lens updated with smart text selection and real-time lookup
The new features Google showed off at I/O 2018 will soon land on your Android devices if they haven't yet. According to 9to5google, smart text selection, style match and real-time results have st...
07:56 am -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget FBI seizes domain behind major Russian botnet
The FBI has seized a domain linked to what's believed to be a Russian botnet composed of 500,000 infected routers around the world. According to the Department of Justice, the botnet -- that is, ...
07:00 am -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget Fujifilm's entry-level X-T100 brings classic style for $600
Fujifilm has unveiled the X-T100, an interesting mirrorless camera that's quite similar, spec-wise, to the entry-level X-A5, but looks more like the X-T20. It's one of the few inexpensive mi...
05:29 am -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget Regulators want drones to have visible 'license plates'
When you register a drone with the FAA, you'll get a government-issued ID number you can put as a note inside the battery compartment or any other internal part of the machine. In the future, tho...
03:47 am -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget Google Trends redesign focuses on finding stories in the data
Remember Google Trends? The site that keeps you up to date on what the world has been searching for just got a makeover. According to the team, this redesign puts "more editorial data-based stori...
02:21 am -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget Facebook AI turns whistling into musical masterpieces
Ever wish you could whistle a tune and have a computer build a whole song out of that idea? It might just happen. Facebook AI Research has developed an AI that can convert music in one style or genr...
01:10 am -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget The Snapdragon 710 will add flagship features to mid-range phones
Expensive flagship phones won't be the only way for you to play with advanced features like AR Emoji, Animoji and Face ID much longer. Qualcomm is making it easier for companies to create mid-ran...
12:03 am -04 - Thu, May 24, 2018
Engadget NYT: Apple teams up with VW for self-driving shuttle vans
Apple's Project Titan efforts to develop self-driving car technology apparently have found a partner in Volkswagen, according to a report by the New York Times. While the paper said the tech comp...
11:18 pm -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget Twitch is hosting a seven-week 'Doctor Who' viewing event
If you're a die-hard Doctor Who fan, Twitch is about to make your summer. The livestreaming service is teaming with BBC Studios on a seven-week Doctor Who viewing event on May 29th that will sho...
10:29 pm -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget Samsung wants AI features in all its devices by 2020
Samsung hasn't been shy about wanting to spread AI features like Bixby beyond its mobile devices. But how far is it willing to go? Very far, actually. The company's Kim Hyun-suk told the ...
09:49 pm -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget LG G7 pre-orders start this week at Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon
If you've decided that the LG G7 ThinQ is more appealing than its major rivals, you now know when and how you can get it in the US. Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon are all beginning pre-orders this...
09:27 pm -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget Elon Musk needs to chill out
Remember when an Uber executive said some crazy shit at a dinner party about tracking and digging up dirt on journalists? Yeah, that was a stupid thing to do. Now Tesla CEO Elon Musk is walking down t...
09:13 pm -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget Matt Groening's animated Netflix series debuts August 17th
Matt Groening's next animated series for grownups, Disenchantment, has been in the works for a while. Now we've got a premiere date for the Netflix comedy fantasy show, with a debut set for ...
08:49 pm -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget 'Battlefield V' returns to WWII with ever-evolving multiplayer
Games in the Battlefield franchise have covered conflicts from the Vietnam War to a fictional future in 2142. Developer EA DICE took the series into new territory in 2016 with the well-received Battle...
08:41 pm -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget Ukraine claims its the target of a massive Russian cyberattack
Cisco says hackers have infected more than 500,000 routers and other devices with malware to prepare for a cyberattack, and Ukraine could be the target. The country's SBU security service claims ...
08:24 pm -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget Facebook expands controversial revenge porn prevention to more countries
Facebook's experimental tool for fighting revenge porn is now available beyond Australian borders. The social network is now testing its "proactive reporting"system in the US, UK and C...
08:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget Ubisoft's AI-powered gaming assistant is now available
We got a sneak peek at Ubisoft's gamer-centric virtual assistant this past January, but it was only out in Canada in a sort of soft launch. Now, the helpful chatbot named Sam &mdash; part of ...
07:58 pm -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget Hands on with Acer's premium Chromebooks and Helios 500
If you've been turned off by the limited horsepower in Chromebooks so far, Acer's new Spin 13 might be for you. It sports either an Intel Core i3 or Core i5 CPU, something we've only se...
07:35 pm -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget Facebook won't require a phone number for two-factor authentication
One good thing to come from Facebook's government scrutiny is that the social network makes an advancement in security, it's very loud about the fact. Today Facebook announced that protectin...
07:14 pm -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget Facebook made a short film about its fight against fake news
Facebook is determined to show that it's serious about fighting fake news and other forms of misinformation, and it just took an unusual step to get there: it made a short film. The 11-minute Fa...
07:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget Hardly anyone likes watching baseball on Facebook
On Thursday May 24th, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim will face the Toronto Blue Jays in Rogers Centre for the third time this year. The game will air at 12:37 p.m. ET, so if you're a die-hard ...
06:37 pm -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget UK Amazon Prime members can order a Volvo test-drive
The slice of Amazon Prime's 100 million members that live in the UK now have a new perk: Using Prime Now to order a test drive of Volvo's V40 hatchback. Simply pick a date and a specialist w...
06:15 pm -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget Uber shuts down self-driving operations in Arizona
After one of Uber's autonomous cars in Arizona collided with and killed a pedestrian back in March, the state's governor temporarily suspended the program pending investigation. But now the ...
05:54 pm -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget Sony isn't ready to give up on portable gaming just yet
While the PlayStation Vita didn't exactly set the world alight, there still might be a future in portable gaming for Sony. Gaming division head John Kodera said, according to Bloomberg, that Sony...
05:33 pm -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget Acer's Predator Helios 500 gaming laptop is a Core i9 powerhouse
It wouldn't be an Acer launch event without high-powered gaming PCs in the mix, and this year is no exception. The company is kicking things off with the Predator Helios 500, a 17.3-inch brute o...
05:22 pm -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget Twitter introduces labels for US midterm election candidates
In a small effort to increase visibility and transparency in the upcoming US midterm elections, Twitter will add labels to political candidates. Only those running for state Governor, the US Senate or...
05:11 pm -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget Federal judge rules that Trump can't block Twitter users
Ever since Donald Trump took office, there's been controversy around his Twitter addiction. Chief among the issues with president's use of Twitter is how he frequently blocks his critics. As...
04:53 pm -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget Uber covers illness and parental leave for European drivers
Uber and its drivers have been embroiled in a tug-of-war for years over stronger rights for the people ferrying passengers and food around for the company. Drivers want more protections and rights, wh...
04:34 pm -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget Apple offers $50 credit if you paid for a new iPhone battery last year
After admitting that it was sometimes slowing processor speeds on older iPhones, Apple discounted its out-of-warranty battery replacement from $50 to $30 starting at the tail end of last year. But for...
04:28 pm -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget Acer's first high-end Chromebooks are built for business
Acer's Chromebooks to date have been entry-level models that you're more likely to find in grade school than the office, but the company is about to change its reputation. It's launchin...
04:19 pm -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget Apple will let all users download their collected personal data
Virtually every tech company is bending over backwards to comply with Europe's impending GDPR rules, and Apple is no exception to the rule. It just opened a Data and Privacy site that lets people...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget What's coming to Netflix in June: 'Luke Cage,' 'Sense8' and 'GLOW'
Sometimes it can be hard to keep track of what's coming to and leaving Netflix. In the case of the former, at least, we can help. June brings new seasons of favorite shows, as well as some fun ne...
03:33 pm -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget Vivo's all-screen concept phone looks like it will become a reality
It looks like Vivo is going to push forward with its APEX FullView concept phone we saw at Mobile World Congress this year. The handset with barely-there bezels, pop-up selfie cam and in-display finge...
03:12 pm -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget 'Fortnite' is a big money maker for PlayStation
Apparently, people really like to spend money on Fortnite even though it's free. On an investor call today, PlayStation head John Kodera was asked about a sudden increase in network sales. This w...
02:51 pm -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget DNA sampling may help scientists find the Loch Ness monster
Does the Loch Ness monster exist? Many say no, but the fabled creature has captured imaginations for decades. Now, a group of scientists wants to figure it out once and for all. According to Reuters, ...
02:30 pm -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget Talk to me
Brooklyn, New York -- Scooby, my friend Gram's dog, isn't exactly inscrutable. As a rambunctious five-year-old pit bull, he usually makes whatever he wants you to know fairly apparent. When ...
02:16 pm -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget EA snaps up GameFly's cloud gaming technology
It sounds like EA has big game streaming plans for the future. The gaming giant has acquired GameFly's cloud gaming technology assets and personnel, a move that will (in its own words) "enab...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget Pandora's personalized playlists are available to all premium subscribers
Back in March, Pandora announced that it would start building playlists personalized to each user's tastes. After a short testing period, those playlists should now be rolling out to everyone sub...
01:46 pm -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget iPhone owners can now use Yubikey NFC tags to unlock apps
Digital security has always been paramount, but the advent of tablets and smartphones has allowed us take much more data with us on the go. A combination of two-factor authentication and effective pas...
01:44 pm -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget 1Password rolls out its biggest Mac update in years
AgileBits has finally released 1Password 7 for Mac, and it's the password manager's first major upgrade for the platform in years. The developer has made sure it's worth the download (a...
01:27 pm -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget 'Knights and Bikes' captures childhood in '80s England
Knights and Bikes is a game about friendship, adventure and a county in the southwest corner of England called Cornwall. The area is littered with sandy beaches and quaint seaside towns that attract B...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget Dish's new AirTV broadcasts over-the-air channels to all your devices
Dish's first AirTV was an intriguing set-top box that combined over-the-air (OTA) channels with Sling TV's streaming interface. The downside? It only worked with one TV at a time, and that s...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget Facebook Marketplace adds section for home service professionals
A lot of home service pros already advertise their services on Facebook's Marketplace, but now the social network wants to make their presence on its Craigslist rival official. Facebook will roll...
12:39 pm -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget FL Studio's music-making software comes to the Mac
Image-Line has released the latest version of its music production software, and it's seen a big jump since its last offering of FL Studio 12. First up, the name: FL Studio 20. No, you haven'...
12:14 pm -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget Sony says its the beginning of the end for PS4
The PS4 era is over. Speaking to investors, PlayStation boss John Kodera outlined the company's three-year roadmap and it seems the console, which has sold 79 million units since its launch in 20...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget Lyft expands its driver support hubs
Lyft has faced more than one complaint that it isn't doing enough to back ridesharing drivers, and it's tackling that now with plans to expand its support Hubs. It's "nearly doubli...
11:31 am -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget Nielsen to include YouTube TV viewing figures in its local ratings
As users cut cords and go with live TV streaming services like Hulu and Sling TV, it gets harder for broadcasters to gauge those all-important ratings -- especially on a local level. Now, Nielsen has ...
11:02 am -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget 'Impossible' EM drive may actually be impossible after all
If something sounds too good to be true then it probably is, so goes the old saying. And unfortunately, it now seems this is also applicable to the "impossible" EM drive, first touted over a...
10:36 am -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Netflix teams up with Ryan Reynolds
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Hi there! Mark Zuckerberg faced important questions from the EU, but didn't really deliver much in the way of meaningful answers. Belkin figured out a way to ...
10:02 am -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget Next Xbox One update finally saves multiple WiFi passwords
Microsoft continues to chip away at software concerns with the Xbox One (work in progress indeed -- can you even recognize the launch UI shown above?), and its latest Alpha test addresses two pain poi...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget IBM built a handheld counterfeit goods detector
Just a month after IBM announced it's leveraging the blockchain to guarantee the provenance of diamonds, the company has revealed new AI-based technology that aims to tackle the issue of counterf...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget HTC rejoins the dual camera fray with the U12
There's no better Android underdog than HTC. Long before Samsung cemented itself as the high-end Android leader, HTC was pumping out innovative devices like the One X and One S in 2012. It follow...
07:28 am -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget Apple's new iPhones may have the first 7-nanometer chips
Apple's new chip for the next-gen iPhones is smaller than its predecessors -- it's also already in production, according to a new report by Bloomberg. Cupertino's manufacturing partner,...
06:40 am -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget Nintendo Japan's new Switch bundle drops the dock
Once Nintendo's online service for the Switch launches this fall its cloud saves will make it easier to swap between systems, and now there's even more reason to nab a second one -- at least...
05:14 am -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget Yelp wants the EU to launch new antitrust charges against Google
Google still gives its own products an unlawful advantage in search results -- that's what Yelp co-founder Jeremy Stoppelman said on CBS' 60 Minutes. That's also the crowdsourced review...
02:42 am -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget FBI admits to 'over-counting' inaccessible mobile devices
For the last two years, the FBI has repeatedly claimed that thousands of phones linked to criminal investigations were inaccessible due to locks and encryption. Last year FBI Director Christopher Wray...
12:46 am -04 - Wed, May 23, 2018
Engadget BMW's speedy, stylish EV chargers will spread across Europe
Who said EV chargers had to be plain and utilitarian? Not BMW. Its Designworks team has been tapped to create ultra-fast 350kW chargers for Ionity's Europe-wide network, and you might actually ...
10:59 pm -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget Twitter brings modern features to its web and Windows apps
Twitter's other clients now have some of the features you take for granted using its main apps. Its mobile web version, Twitter Lite and Twitter for Windows now support night mode, real-time upda...
10:02 pm -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget MIT teaches self-driving cars to change lanes like real drivers
Autonomous vehicles really don't know how to switch lanes as well as people do. They tend to rely on either relatively static data models that are difficult to study in the thick of traffic, or a...
09:41 pm -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget Watch live World Cup games in Spanish on the NBC Sports app
You'll soon have a few easy ways to watch the 2018 World Cup en espa&ntilde;ol. NBC's Telemundo Deportes has unveiled plans to stream live World Cup games in Spanish through the NBC Spor...
09:21 pm -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget 'Thomas Was Alone' developer launches another sci-fi text game
Here we go again. In August of last year, developer Mike Bithell, responsible for popular games Thomas Was Alone and Volume, did something rather unique. He released a small, $5 narrative game called...
08:32 pm -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget Special Olympics and Microsoft will host a Forza 7 tournament
This summer's Special Olympics USA Games will host a competition that has nothing to do with sprinting around a track, stretching to touch the wall of a pool or bowling a turkey. For the first ti...
08:14 pm -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget Spotify's GDPR updates add privacy and data download tools
In the lead up to the EU's May 25th GDPR enforcement deadline, companies like Facebook, Oculus and Google are all updating their privacy policies to maintain compliance with the guidelines (which...
07:58 pm -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget Consumer Reports will give Teslas Model 3 another shot after brake fix
After Consumer Reports once again slammed a Tesla vehicle -- this time, the automaker's eagerly-anticipated Model 3 -- the publication said it will retest the car following a software update. The...
07:38 pm -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget Netflix and Michael Bay to make an action movie starring Ryan Reynolds
If you thought Netflix's Bright was a big deal, you haven't seen anything yet. Netflix has reached a deal with Skydance Media to produce Six Underground, an action thriller directed by Mich...
07:20 pm -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget Zuckerberg's EU meeting was mostly a waste of time
At a hearing in the European Parliament today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced a barrage of questions ranging from privacy concerns to the rise of fake news. But much of Zuckerberg's replies w...
07:11 pm -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget The Ford Fusion Energi hybrid is great but going away
A week before I took delivery of the Ford Fusion Energi (starting at $31,400), the automaker announced it would be ending the US production of all but one of its cars (the Mustang) in the next few yea...
06:52 pm -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget Disney's acrobatic robot can backflip like a human
Humans have mastered acrobatics for centuries, but robots? They've barely learned how to jump, and Disney Research wants to fix that. It recently developed a human-scale robot, Stickman, that can...
06:21 pm -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget Uber will test a taxi-hailing service in Japan
Ridesharing companies legally require professional drivers in Japan, which limits Uber's options. Right now, it can only offer its most familiar service in areas where there are no viable alterna...
05:56 pm -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget Twitter kills its apps on Roku, Android TV and Xbox
Twitter pulled the plug on its official Mac app this past February, and its continuing to shut out other third party apps as well. The company tweeted that as of Thursday, May 24th, Twitter for set to...
05:35 pm -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget Customizable PS4 gamepad helps with your tricky 'Fortnite' builds
Serious gamers or those looking for more comfort while playing PS4 games might have struggled in the past to find a good alternative to Sony's DualShock 4 peripheral. Xbox One, for its part, has ...
05:14 pm -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget Xfinity website bug revealed home addresses and Wi-Fi passwords
This week, ZDNet reported that a Comcast website used to activate Xfinity routers was leaking personal data, including a person's home address, the name of the Wi-Fi network and password. This bu...
04:53 pm -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget Todays SpaceX launch will help NASA monitor climate change
Today, SpaceX is scheduled to launch a previously flown Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Liftoff is currently scheduled for 3:47 PM ET (12:47 PM PT). The payload includes ...
04:31 pm -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget Donald Glover fans made /r/thedonald great again
The subreddit /r/thedonald (not to be confused with /r/the_donald) was a venue for fervent Donald Trump supporters to express their affection for America's president. That is, until Donald Glover...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget Dropbox's mobile apps make it easier to find, track and share your files
Dropbox finally went public at the beginning this year, and over the last month or two the company has made numerous improvements to a wide variety of its services. The latest to go under the knife ar...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget 'H1Z1: Battle Royale' arrives fashionably late on PS4
The battle royale genre is certainly all the rage right now, but before Fortnite: Battle Royale and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Daybreak's H1Z1 was challenging players with its zombie sur...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget Belkin's 3.5mm to Lightning cable delivers retro connectivity
Apple doing away with the iPhone's headphone jack was supposed to make life a bit more streamlined, and while in many cases it has, it still presented something of a headache for those who wanted...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget 'H1Z1' battle royale arrives fashionably late on PS4
The battle royale genre is certainly all the rage right now, but before Fortnite: Battle Royale and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Daybreak's H1Z1 was challenging players with its zombie sur...
03:45 pm -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget Watch Mark Zuckerberg's EU privacy hearing right here
Mark Zuckerberg is visiting European Parliament today and you can watch the livestream right here. The broadcast starts at around 12:20 PM ET, with EU officials holding a press conference roughly an h...
03:25 pm -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget Amazon is selling facial recognition tech to law enforcement
If you're nervous about the privacy implications of Amazon's camera technology, there might be a good reason for it. The ACLU and a coalition of civil rights groups are calling on Amazon ch...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget Westworld-like 'Mesmer' robot comes alive in a UK factory
We all love Westworld, but its main premise -- that we'll be able to build robots identical to human in the near future -- still seems impossibly far-fetched. That said, a company called Engineer...
02:44 pm -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget Instagrams mute feature hides annoying accounts
We've probably all been there: After a dating situation goes sour, you don't want to see your former flame's posts in your Instagram feed, but haven't quite ripped the Band-Aid off...
02:30 pm -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget Wonders of Wildlife
Springfield, Missouri &mdash; This story begins in a liquor store. That's where, in 1971, Johnny Morris first launched his Bass Pro Shops fishing and hunting empire, selling lures, bait and t...
02:12 pm -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget US lawmakers demand answers from Uber about sexual assaults
A group of lawmakers has penned a letter asking Uber, Lyft and other ride-sharing services to explain (PDF) how they respond to accusations of sexual violence against their drivers. The lawmakers are ...
01:51 pm -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget Tesla's promised $35,000 Model 3 is still a long way off
When Tesla first unveiled the Model 3, it pitched it as an EV for the masses that would have a reasonable $35,000 price. Ten months after the first deliveries, however, the cheapest version costs $49,...
01:30 pm -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget How off-the-shelf cameras are powering baseballs next-gen replays
As crowds fill the stands in AT&amp;T Park this year, they'll be focused on the usual ballpark festivities: eating hot dogs, drinking beer and, of course, watching the San Francisco Giants pl...
01:14 pm -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget Mark Zuckerberg will apologize to EU for not taking 'broad enough view'
You won't have to wonder much about what Mark Zuckerberg will say when he meets with the European Parliament later on May 22nd. Business Insider has obtained the Facebook chief's introductor...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget Days Gone will need a stellar story to save its stale gameplay
Me, I love beating the un-living daylights out of zombies. Whether it's the ecchi cartoonishness of Lollipop Chainsaw, the clever weapons crafting of Dead Rising, or the heart-pounding intensity ...
12:32 pm -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget NVIDIA's budget GTX 1050 3GB is for gamers, not crypto-miners
Despite the looming arrival of its next-gen graphics cards, NVIDIA quietly unveiled a new budget model, the GeForce GTX 1050 3GB. It's positioned between the regular 2GB GTX 1050 and the 4GB 1050...
12:03 pm -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget The US will help save ZTE even though it broke international laws
Last year the US imposed a trade ban on American companies supplying equipment to Chinese telecoms giant ZTE Corp. Now, it appears the two countries are trying to work things out. According to sources...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget Elon Musk-funded XPRIZE expands education software testing
Back in 2014, XPRIZE announced a new "Global Learning" category that challenged teams to develop open source education software kids in developing countries can use to teach themselves readi...
11:27 am -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget HTC leaks the flagship U12 on its own website
Although HTC's U12+ will be officially unveiled tomorrow, the company has accidentally jumped the gun by revealing a bunch of expected features on one of its own websites. On a Chinese test domai...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget RED is building an 8K 3D camera for its holographic phone
RED is partnering with a company called Lucid on an 8K, 3D prosumer camera that will work with its incoming Hydrogen One smartphone, Lucid announced. The device -- shown above in prototype form at RED...
10:34 am -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: 'The Expanse' may live again
Hey, good morning!Wake up! The Expanse might live again. Razer reinvents its Blade gaming laptops to battle a new generation of slim, powerful games machines. And if you don't like bleeding-edge ...
10:04 am -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget Senators ask the FCC to investigate fake net neutrality comments
Two Senators from opposing parties have put aside their differences to demand an investigation into the stolen identities that led to millions of fake net neutrality comments on the FCC's website...
09:39 am -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget Sony makes moves to dominate image sensors and music
Sony's turnaround was started by its former chief, Kaz Hirai, who insisted that the business kill off weaker businesses to focus on its strengths. His replacement, Kenichiro Yoshida, has unveiled...
08:40 am -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget Twitter opts for its own emoji to ease frustration for Android users
Twitter users on Android might be a little less frustrated that they can't see every emoji if they can't (or won't) upgrade to Android Oreo. That's because Twitter has dropped Andr...
07:01 am -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget Razer unveils a cheaper external GPU case, the $299 'Core X'
Razer's latest stab at an external GPU case, the $299 Core X, is its most interesting one yet. Like the company's earlier models, it's a way for you to bring the power of a desktop vide...
07:01 am -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget Razers revamped Blade gaming laptop is an upgrade in every way
The Razer Blade is back, and it has pretty much all of the features you'd expect from a gaming notebook in 2018. Notably, the company has refined the laptop's design significantly. Gone are ...
06:02 am -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget Oculus brings Boggle to VR because... why not?
Hasbro isn't wasting much time bringing its board games to Oculus Rooms. As promised, you can now play Boggle in Facebook's social VR space, letting you play the classic word-finding game w...
04:17 am -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget Trump's iPhone use reportedly ignores 'inconvenient' security advice
Tonight Politico reports that the President is using mobile devices in ways that could increase his risk of being hacked. According to "senior administration officials" Donald Trump relies o...
02:21 am -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget Sony's smaller, cheaper Digital Paper tablet reaches the US
Was your heart aflutter when you heard that Sony was releasing a smaller version of its Digital Paper E Ink tablet? If you live in the US, you can satisfy your heart's desire... well, almost. S...
01:00 am -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget Comcast is now selling mesh WiFi 'pods' to its internet customers
It's been about a year since Comcast started revamping its Xfinity home internet services under the xFi brand. As part of the changes the company has been making, it started testing a simple way ...
12:48 am -04 - Tue, May 22, 2018
Engadget What's on TV: 'The Matrix' 4K, Michelle Wolf and 'Detroit: Become Human'
This week the NBA and NHL playoffs get ready to jump to their final rounds, but the big release is an old one: The Matrix in 4K on Ultra HD Blu-ray and streaming. Netflix drops in WHCD comedian Michel...
11:31 pm -04 - Mon, May 21, 2018
Engadget Amazon is in talks to resurrect 'The Expanse'
Just because Syfy dropped The Expanse doesn't mean the cult sci-fi hit has met its end. Sources talking to Deadline, Variety and Hollywood Reporter have all claimed that Amazon is in discussions...
10:51 pm -04 - Mon, May 21, 2018
Engadget Intel details fourth Spectre-style CPU security flaw
Intel said it was scrambling to find more Spectre-like processor security flaws, and unfortunately it just found one. The company (along with Google and Microsoft) has disclosed a fourth exploit (sim...
10:05 pm -04 - Mon, May 21, 2018
Engadget Drug could prevent memory loss in deep space astronauts
Cosmic radiation is one of the greatest threats to astronauts embarking on deep space missions, not the least of which is the effect on the brain: it could hinder your memory and destroy vital synapse...
09:34 pm -04 - Mon, May 21, 2018
Engadget Google Maps can replace the dull arrow with 3D car icons
Google doesn't just want to reserve Maps navigation icons for special occasions. If you're using iOS, you can now replace Google Maps' drab blue arrow with a 3D car. You can even choo...
09:03 pm -04 - Mon, May 21, 2018
Engadget Tesla and Consumer Reports continue feud following Model 3 review
Tesla and Consumer Reports have a sordid history of squabbling over car reviews, and that's not about to stop just because the Model 3 is on the road. CR has stopped short of recommending the Mod...
08:42 pm -04 - Mon, May 21, 2018
Engadget Official 'Fortnite' tournaments will offer $100 million in prizes
When Epic Games revealed its first, albeit limited-time, Fortnite ranked play mode last week, it promised more details on competitive play would arrive soon. We now know a little more on Fortnite'...
08:21 pm -04 - Mon, May 21, 2018
Engadget Sonos bundles offer audio options for home theater, vinyl and more
As we head towards Sonos' home theater event on June 6th, the company has just revealed new speaker bundles that will help you save on a Sonos-based home sound system....
07:59 pm -04 - Mon, May 21, 2018
Engadget Oculus privacy center now shows you what data is being collected
Last month, Oculus announced updates to its privacy policies, likely to comply with GDPR, which goes into effect this Friday. Ahead of that deadline, a new feature is available today for users worldwi...
07:38 pm -04 - Mon, May 21, 2018
Engadget China's Netflix equivalent just opened its first cinema
China's Netflix-like service, iQiyi, wants to bring on-demand movies to real-life movie theaters. The company just opened its first brick and mortar cinema to show online movies in an offline env...
07:17 pm -04 - Mon, May 21, 2018
Engadget NASA will create coldest place in the universe to study quantum physics
It's hard to study quantum behavior on Earth. You can amplify the effects of quantum mechanics by zapping groups of specific atoms (Bose-Einstein condensates) with lasers that drop their temperat...
06:56 pm -04 - Mon, May 21, 2018
Engadget Lyft may be getting into the electric scooter game
Lyft seems to be eyeing a move into the electric scooter craze -- the company is considering applying for a permit to run a service in San Francisco, The Information reported, and it's in the ear...
06:35 pm -04 - Mon, May 21, 2018
Engadget Google faces lawsuit in the UK over Safari data collection
Way back in 2012, Google agreed to pay $22.5 million to settle FTC charges over the company's use of tracking cookies in the Safari browser. Now the company is being sued in the UK for the same i...
06:14 pm -04 - Mon, May 21, 2018
Engadget ESRB ratings changes could hurt indie games in the PSN Store
It sounds like the ESRB could make it harder for indie game developers to sell their games. Recently, the Entertainment Software Ratings Board announced that it will be eliminating free, short-form ra...
05:53 pm -04 - Mon, May 21, 2018
Engadget iPhone painting app Procreate Pocket gets a major overhaul
Developer Savage Interactive is making it it easier to create art and craft detailed sketches on the iPhone with a major update to Procreate Pocket. The developer completely overhauled the app, rewrit...
05:20 pm -04 - Mon, May 21, 2018
Engadget Microsoft turns SharePoint into the simplest VR creation tool yet
Microsoft is sticking with its pragmatic approach to VR with SharePoint spaces, a new addition to its collaboration platform that lets you quickly build and view Mixed Reality experiences. It's a...
05:11 pm -04 - Mon, May 21, 2018
Engadget Progressive groups want FTC to split Facebook into multiple companies
Today, Axios reports that progressive groups will launch an advertising offensive aimed squarely at Facebook. Their mission? To convince the FTC to break up the company. They also want users on compet...
04:53 pm -04 - Mon, May 21, 2018
Engadget Netflix inks multi-year production agreement with the Obamas
The 44th President and First Lady are getting into the entertainment business. According to an announcement by Netflix's Twitter account Monday morning, "President Barack Obama and Michelle ...
04:41 pm -04 - Mon, May 21, 2018
Engadget BMW i3 batteries provide energy storage for UK wind farm
The UK is now home to one of the largest energy storage projects using EV batteries. Vattenfall has connected a total of 500 BMW i3 batteries to the Pen y Cymoedd onshore wind farm in Wales, creating ...
04:22 pm -04 - Mon, May 21, 2018
Engadget The first stars may have formed much earlier than scientists thought
After the Big Bang occurred, there was no oxygen in the early universe. Stars had to be born before oxygen could be created by fusion processes. When these stars died, the oxygen was released into the...
04:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 21, 2018
Engadget Inside the automotive startup taking EVs off-road
The Tesla Model X is the "least capable SUV ever made," according to Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe. It sits too low to the ground, for one, and yet, somehow, most American garages aren't tall ...
03:30 pm -04 - Mon, May 21, 2018
Engadget What we're playing: A new Atari Lynx game in 2018
This week on IRL, we're taking a break from the norm. It's a poorly kept secret that our managing editor, James Trew, has an Atari Lynx fetish. At last count, he owned seven of the things, n...
03:12 pm -04 - Mon, May 21, 2018
Engadget Nintendo Switch game streaming starts in Japan this week
The Nintendo Switch might not be the most capable piece of gaming hardware on the market today, but it never ceases to surprise us. Case in point: This morning Capcom announced that last year's t...
02:51 pm -04 - Mon, May 21, 2018
Engadget Robots can learn tasks by watching and mimicking humans
This week, NVIDIA revealed that its researchers have developed a unique deep learning system that allows a robot to learn a task based on the actions of a human. The focus here is on the communication...
02:30 pm -04 - Mon, May 21, 2018
Engadget Inside the animal internet
Halfway across the world, a goat is shivering. You know this because you've hooked her up to an accelerometer, which can measure tiny changes in her body movements. You also know the goat's ...
01:58 pm -04 - Mon, May 21, 2018
Engadget Mark Zuckerberg's EU testimony will be streamed live
After refusing to speak with UK parliament twice, there was doubt over whether Mark Zuckerberg could be coaxed into discussing the Cambridge Analytica fiasco again. But recent efforts from Antonio Taj...
01:30 pm -04 - Mon, May 21, 2018
Engadget Nokia Sleep review: Smart home controls dont live up to the hype
When Nokia officially took over the Withings brand in 2017, it inherited many of its products, like the Activit&eacute; watches, the WiFi Body scales and a wireless blood pressure monitor (that wa...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 21, 2018
Engadget Huawei's MateBook X Pro arrives in the US
Huawei may be the subject of plenty of public scrutiny from America's security services, but the company still has a bundle of laptops to sell. Fresh from launches across rest of the world, Huawe...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 21, 2018
Engadget Acer offers the first laptops with Alexa built-in
HP may have been the first to offer an all-in-one with Alexa built-in, but Acer is determined to do the same for the laptop realm. It just revealed that several of its laptops are the first to ship w...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 21, 2018
Engadget 'Dreams' makes imagination manifest on the PS4
Like Little Big Planet before it, the premise behind Dreams has long confused and infuriated me. Why on Earth would you pay good money for a game in which you work to create smaller games? But after p...
12:01 pm -04 - Mon, May 21, 2018
Engadget Microsoft buys AI company to improve Cortana's conversational skills
Microsoft has acquired a natural language AI firm called Semantic Machines to help Cortana and other bots carry on natural conversations, it announced. The tech "uses the power of machine learnin...
11:30 am -04 - Mon, May 21, 2018
Engadget Facebook and Qualcomm are bringing super-fast WiFi to cities
Facebook wants to be everywhere on the planet, even if that means building the internet itself. To that end, it recently unveiled Terragraph, a millimeter-wavelength, 60Ghz wireless system that can bl...
11:30 am -04 - Mon, May 21, 2018
Engadget Qualcomm's new hardware will help mobile 5G get off the ground
If mobile 5G is going to become more than a nice idea, it needs the thorough coverage you expect today -- and that means putting it in the small cell sites that boost coverage in busy areas. And Qualc...
10:44 am -04 - Mon, May 21, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Our verdict on the OnePlus 6
Hey, good morning!Monday is here, and we're kicking things off with a review of the OnePlus 6, following it up with the first teasers for Samsung's next Galaxy Note (don't get too excit...
10:02 am -04 - Mon, May 21, 2018
Engadget Graphene 'stimulation' could selectively kill off cancer cells
A chance lab discovery is opening up the possibility for wide-scale improvements in drug screening, application of selective painkillers, and selectively nuking cancer cells. The mystery material? Gra...
07:20 am -04 - Mon, May 21, 2018
Engadget The first NVIDIA G-Sync HDR monitor is on sale, but it costs $1,999
NVIDIA G-Sync HDR gaming monitors promise great specs with required features like an iris-searing 1,000 nits of peak brightness, wide color gamut and high 144 Hz refresh rate. Unfortunately, G-Sync HD...
05:48 am -04 - Mon, May 21, 2018
Engadget China marks a key private rocket launch
American companies currently dominate the private spaceflight industry, but that might not be true for much longer. China's OneSpace Technologies launched its first rocket on May 16th, effectivel...
04:00 am -04 - Mon, May 21, 2018
Engadget OnePlus 6 review: A big step closer to the perfect smartphone
I still remember that day, more than four years ago, when OnePlus came out of nowhere with its promise "to spare no expense" to bring us "the perfect smartphone." Ever since then, ...
03:10 am -04 - Mon, May 21, 2018
Engadget UK promises funding for AI-based early cancer detection
The UK is about to make a big bet on AI's ability to spot cancer. The Guardian has learned that Prime Minister Theresa May will commit "millions of pounds" in funding for research towar...
01:36 am -04 - Mon, May 21, 2018
Engadget Crowdfunded 3D headphone startup Ossic closes its doors
It's a sad time if you're a fan of 3D audio. Ossic, a startup that crowdfunded a pair of headphones that personalized 3D sound for your ears, has shut down due to a lack of funds. It success...
12:03 am -04 - Mon, May 21, 2018
Engadget Teen phone tracking app exposed thousands of Apple accounts
Parents understandably pour a lot of trust into apps that monitor their kids' activity. That makes it all the more painful when there's a lapse in security, and that's unfortunately th...
10:33 pm -04 - Sun, May 20, 2018
Engadget Amazon gives 'Mrs. Maisel' third season just months after premiere
If it wasn't already apparent that Amazon has a lot of confidence in Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, it is now. The internet giant has confirmed a third season of the 1950s comedy/drama before the second...
08:59 pm -04 - Sun, May 20, 2018
Engadget LG's influential chairman Koo Bon-moo dies
The tech industry just lost one of its more important personalities. LG Group chairman Koo Bon-moo has died at 73 after fighting brain disease since 2017. As is common among giant South Korean corpo...
07:31 pm -04 - Sun, May 20, 2018
Engadget Finnish university's online AI course is open to everyone
Helsinki University in Finland has launched a course on artificial intelligence -- one that's completely free and open to everyone around the world. Unlike Carnegie Mellon's new undergrad de...
06:02 pm -04 - Sun, May 20, 2018
Engadget UK to introduce internet safety laws within 'next couple of years'
The UK government is acting on its vow to make the internet safer... whether or not companies like the idea. In the wake of the Internet Safety Green Paper, Digital Secretary Matt Hancock has unveile...
04:30 pm -04 - Sun, May 20, 2018
Engadget The best home security system
By Rachel Cericola 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 commissi...
03:00 pm -04 - Sun, May 20, 2018
Engadget After Math: Rise of the robot albatrosses
While the internet spent the last week virtually paralyzed by the Yanny/Laurel debate, the wheels of industry kept turning. Elon Musk promised rides aboard the upcoming Boring Company system would onl...
01:28 pm -04 - Sun, May 20, 2018
Engadget Tesla releases source code for some of its in-car tech
Tesla doesn't have many fans in the open source crowd. It based its car platforms on open platforms like Linux and BusyBox, but it has gone years without sharing the source code their license (t...
12:00 pm -04 - Sun, May 20, 2018
Engadget Ben Heck's Mini Pinball: Designing a test game
The team has finally finished the miniature pinball kit prototype, and they don't want to stop playing it! Originally the design was going to include three generic themes, but the team moved to o...
11:12 am -04 - Sun, May 20, 2018
Engadget Netflix snaps up two Cannes award winners despite feud
Just because Netflix couldn't compete at Cannes doesn't mean it's leaving the film festival empty-handed. The streaming video service has acquired the North American and Latin American...
08:28 am -04 - Sun, May 20, 2018
Engadget Tesla's performance Model 3 delivers 3.5 second 0-60 for $78,000
Tesla is almost ready to start shipping Model 3s equipped with an AWD dual-motor option, so CEO Elon Musk announced specs and pricing for the new options on Twitter. The Performance trim Model 3 will ...
05:23 am -04 - Sun, May 20, 2018
Engadget Oculus' mobile VR now supports paid add-ons for apps
Downloadable extras are a staple of the gaming world on PCs, phones and consoles, but not in VR. With Oculus' devices, you've either had to buy another app or hope the creator would be kind...
03:11 am -04 - Sun, May 20, 2018
Engadget Google Duo can share your Android phone's screen
Google Duo has just made it easier to play tech support to friends and family: the video chat app's latest version comes with the ability to share your screen during a call. To access the feature...
01:35 am -04 - Sun, May 20, 2018
Engadget North Korea-linked hackers targeted defectors with Android spyware
When Android malware slips into the Google Play Store, it's usually there to push unwanted ads or perpetuate a scam. McAfee researchers, however, have discovered something more sinister. A Nort...
12:02 am -04 - Sun, May 20, 2018
Engadget AT&T's Dash-like smart button doesn't need WiFi
AT&amp;T has launched a new product called LTE-M button, which allows users to place an order online in one click. Yes, it sounds just like Amazon Dash -- in fact, it's powered by Amazon Web ...
10:33 pm -04 - Sat, May 19, 2018
Engadget Apple clamps down on calling apps in China to obey local laws
China has been giving Apple grief over more than VPN apps, it seems. The 9to5Mac team has obtained messages telling iOS developers to remove CallKit (a framework that uses an Apple-made calling interf...
09:02 pm -04 - Sat, May 19, 2018
Engadget Samsung will debut Bixby 2.0 with the next Galaxy Note
Samsung has been teasing its upgraded Bixby 2.0 assistant for several months now, but when is it actually going to show up in something you can buy? It shouldn't take too much longer. The company...
07:29 pm -04 - Sat, May 19, 2018
Engadget NASA's planet-hunting TESS spacecraft snaps its first photo
TESS, NASA's new exoplanet-hunting spacecraft, has captured its first image ever, giving us a glimpse of what its powerful "eyes" can see. The spacecraft's science team used one of...
06:01 pm -04 - Sat, May 19, 2018
Engadget Revamped Xbox feedback program asks you to vote on ideas
Microsoft is shaking up the way it asks for your input on the future of gaming. The company has replaced Xbox Feedback with Xbox Ideas, a program with a narrower focus but (hopefully) more impact. I...
04:30 pm -04 - Sat, May 19, 2018
Engadget Recommended Reading: The fate of Facebook's free internet project
What happened to Facebook's grand plan to wire the world?Jessi Hempel,WiredFor years, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg touted the company's Internet.org initiative that sought to bring connectiv...
03:00 pm -04 - Sat, May 19, 2018
Engadget Students, send us your gadget questions!
How much laptop does a college freshman need? What's the quickest way to learn Photoshop? Is it worth having a TV in my dorm room?Ask Engadget gets a lot of emails -- and more than a few of them ...
01:30 pm -04 - Sat, May 19, 2018
Engadget MSI GS65 Stealth Thin review: A milestone for laptop gaming
There's no question that gaming laptops are more interesting than ever before. Mostly, that's due to NVIDIA's Max-Q GPUs, which allow PC makers to cram a ton of power into slim laptop c...
12:00 pm -04 - Sat, May 19, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the weekend! Along with our highlights from the past week, we have some AirPod-like earbuds and a jet thruster that could help keep your motorcycle upri...
08:39 am -04 - Sat, May 19, 2018
Engadget 'Marvel Powers United VR' is still headed to Oculus this year
Last year Disney revealed that a Marvel VR game is on the way for Oculus headsets, and things have been fairly quiet since. Marvel Powers United VR will allow for four-player co-op as gamers take on t...
02:47 am -04 - Sat, May 19, 2018
Engadget Adored indie game 'To The Moon' could become a movie
Indie game To The Moon developed a cult following since its 2011 release, with the heartbreaking RPG earning kudos for its plot and memorable soundtrack. It's about two doctors who try to help a ...
01:16 am -04 - Sat, May 19, 2018
Engadget Dallas & Robo pairs a trucker and a robot to save the solar system
Earlier the month, YouTube announced a new Kat Dennings- and John Cena-led animated series for its Red, soon to be Premium, platform -- a buddy comedy from the company behind BoJack Horseman about a s...
12:23 am -04 - Sat, May 19, 2018
Engadget Boeing's folding wingtips get the FAA green light
Passengers on Boeing's new line of 777 planes might not have to take a bus from the gate across the tarmac, despite much larger wings potentially making it difficult for the aircraft to navigate ...
10:47 pm -04 - Fri, May 18, 2018
Engadget Amazon Studios moves ahead with film on inventor of the high five
Amazon Studios has lined up some potentially heart-wrenching dramas, but nothing may be as compelling as the creation of the high five. The media company has ordered a script rewrite for a film about ...
10:03 pm -04 - Fri, May 18, 2018
Engadget House Democrats mobilize for next phase of net neutrality fight
Earlier this week, Senate Democrats, with the help of three Republicans, managed to pass a resolution to save net neutrality before its upcoming repeal in June. Now their counterparts in the House are...
09:37 pm -04 - Fri, May 18, 2018
Engadget Bank of America's AI assistant is ready to help with your finances
We've been expecting voice-powered virtual assistants in financial apps for a while now &mdash; Bank of America started developing its own back in 2016. Dubbed Erica, the virtual assistant is...
09:12 pm -04 - Fri, May 18, 2018
Engadget The tiny house craze has gone too far
Researchers in France have built a teeny, tiny house. It's just a few micrometers wide, too small for even a mite to fit inside, and demonstrates that a focused ion beam and a small robot can cre...
08:47 pm -04 - Fri, May 18, 2018
Engadget ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 packs Intel i9 power and 4K display
ASUS is adding some extra punch to its new ZenBook Pro 15 while still keeping the laptop slim and light. It's one of the first portable computers to offer Intel's new 8th-generation, six-cor...
08:23 pm -04 - Fri, May 18, 2018
Engadget FCC will investigate sketchy location tracking company
Not even a full day after phone tracking firm LocationSmart reportedly leaked location data on its website, the FCC is getting involved. As originally reported by Reuters, the matter is being referred...
07:59 pm -04 - Fri, May 18, 2018
Engadget Netflix lands political comedy with Jennifer Aniston and Tig Notaro
Netflix is continuing its recent string of big comedy coups. The service has acquired First Ladies, a political comedy starring Jennifer Aniston and comedienne Tig Notaro. The movie (penned by Notar...
07:36 pm -04 - Fri, May 18, 2018
Engadget Trump reportedly urged Postmaster General to charge Amazon more
President Trump has been angry at Amazon for some time now. He has said that the company and others like it are a bad deal for the US Postal Service. After these remarks, the White House convened a ta...
07:10 pm -04 - Fri, May 18, 2018
Engadget Sprint offers free LTE data to anyone who buys a Snapdragon PC
The best thing about Qualcomm and Microsoft's "Always Connected PC" platform is the promise of being online anywhere, anytime. But that can also come at a cost -- data isn't free. ...
07:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 18, 2018
Engadget In time for hacking season, the US has no cybersecurity coordinator
Picture the scene: John Bolton stands proudly against a backdrop of an American flag, smiling beneath his pruriently confrontative mustache, dusting his hands off as befits a man who's just compl...
06:30 pm -04 - Fri, May 18, 2018
Engadget VR in the sky is better than VR in your home
I'm watching someone on the edge of a helicopter as he counts down with his hands. Three, two, one, and we leap. Well, I don't actually leap. Instead, I fall forward into an iFly indoor skyd...
06:13 pm -04 - Fri, May 18, 2018
Engadget Arrested Development creator: Tambor too crucial to cut
While Netflix confirmed that Jeffrey Tambor would appear on the fifth season of Arrested Development, it wasn't clear how much. The actor left Transparent in February after multiple sexual harass...
05:52 pm -04 - Fri, May 18, 2018
Engadget Snap CEO reportedly released redesign despite warnings from designers
Snapchat's major redesign was widely unpopular, contributing to a decline in Snap's growth and, ultimately, another redesign. Now, The Information reports that the design was released despit...
05:21 pm -04 - Fri, May 18, 2018
Engadget YouTubes 'Artist on the Rise' program spotlights new music stars
There are few better ways to win points with your music-loving friends than being the first to find a great new artist. It's easier to find emerging names through streaming rather than by trawlin...
04:58 pm -04 - Fri, May 18, 2018
Engadget Four men linked to Mugshots.com have been charged with extortion
Four men allegedly behind the website Mugshots.com have been arrested and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced charges of extortion, money laundering and identity theft. The website mi...
04:29 pm -04 - Fri, May 18, 2018
Engadget 'Fortnite' makes its Android debut this summer
You knew it was just a matter of time. Just weeks after Fortnite launched on iOS, Epic has confirmed that its battle royale title (and really, cultural phenomenon) is coming to Android sometime in th...
04:19 pm -04 - Fri, May 18, 2018
Engadget Tidal investigates possible data breach amid streaming stats allegations
Tidal recently came under fire for allegedly inflating play-counts on Lemonade and The Life of Pablo, which in turn resulted in higher payouts for Beyonc&eacute; and Kanye West, respectively. The ...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 18, 2018
Engadget The best stand mixer
By Lesley StocktonThis 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 i...
03:42 pm -04 - Fri, May 18, 2018
Engadget Chromecast users can now skip show intros on Netflix
If you're a fan of binge-watching shows on Netflix, you're probably aware of the feature that allows people streaming on certain devices to skip the introduction to TV shows. Now, users on C...
03:23 pm -04 - Fri, May 18, 2018
Engadget Apple sends Ireland $1.76 billion in first payment for back taxes
Back in 2016, the European Commission ordered Apple to pay Ireland around 13 billion euros ($15.3 billion at current exchange rates) in back taxes. Apple had a special sweetheart deal with Ireland, wh...
03:03 pm -04 - Fri, May 18, 2018
Engadget Cambridge Analytica files for bankruptcy in the US
Earlier this month, Cambridge Analytica closed up shop saying at the time that media coverage of how it came to obtain 87 million Facebook users' information had driven away nearly all of its cus...
02:41 pm -04 - Fri, May 18, 2018
Engadget Autonomous helicopter makes first operational delivery to Marines
Drones are coming to the battlefield faster than you think. Aurora Flight Sciences recently unveiled an autonomous, LiDAR equipped helicopter called AACUS, which was already an impressive feat, consid...
02:22 pm -04 - Fri, May 18, 2018
Engadget Defense contractors took an explosive drone on a Delta flight
Employees from AeroVironment allegedly brought a drone with explosives attached to it in a carry-on bag, on a Delta flight in April 2015. As Bloomberg reports, the flight had 230 passengers and when a...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 18, 2018
Engadget Jabra Elite 65t review: Put down your AirPods
Whether you like it or not, true wireless earbuds are having a moment. They actually have for a while now, and Apple's introduction of AirPods only added fuel to the fire. Most of the big names i...
01:27 pm -04 - Fri, May 18, 2018
Engadget Netflix picks up The Big Short authors Wall Street expos
Michael Lewis might not be a household name, but he probably should be. Lewis is the best-selling author behind the Oscar-nominated film adaptation Moneyball and prize-winning drama The Big Short. Kee...
01:02 pm -04 - Fri, May 18, 2018
Engadget Bosch jet thruster blasts your motorcycle out of a skid
Modern motorcycles have gained safety features like antilock brakes and even (experimental) self-balancing, but riders still highly exposed in crashes. Bosch is trying to stop accidents in the first p...
12:31 pm -04 - Fri, May 18, 2018
Engadget Sprint launches its own unlimited plan for seniors
Baby boomers and their parents can love smartphones just as much as millenials and post-millenials do. T-Mobile recognized that and launched a special plan with unlimited data for subscribers 55-years...
12:01 pm -04 - Fri, May 18, 2018
Engadget The first major 'Sea of Thieves' DLC lands on May 29th
Swashbuckling pirate MMO Sea of Thieves will receive its first major update on May 29th. Microsoft's Xbox team made the announcement on Twitter with a short CGI trailer for 'The Hungering De...
11:15 am -04 - Fri, May 18, 2018
Engadget Watch a mesmerizing New York flyover shot with a 12K camera
Some folks believe that 8K TV is overkill, but cinematographer Phil Holland just flaunted video of New York City captured in sweeping 12K. He used three RED Monstro 8K VistaVision cameras (turned side...
10:34 am -04 - Fri, May 18, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Elon Musk's Boring session
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Friday has arrived. Take a minute and find out what's going on in Fortnite this weekend, plus some new details about Elon Musk's Hyperloop plan....
10:01 am -04 - Fri, May 18, 2018
Engadget Xbox One update lets you link your Discord account
Microsoft is treating Xbox One owners to another firmware update today. The headline addition is Discord integration, allowing players to link their Xbox Live and third-party chat accounts. The proces...
09:05 am -04 - Fri, May 18, 2018
Engadget Uber loses its flying taxi chief
The Uber division working on flying taxis has just lost its chief: according to The Wall Street Journal and The Information, unit head Jeff Holden has stepped down and left the company. Holden's ...
08:02 am -04 - Fri, May 18, 2018
Engadget Boosted Boards founders launch a scooter-sharing service in DC
A new electric scooter-sharing service called Skip has launched in Washington DC, promising sturdier and safer boards than its competitors'. It was formed by the founder of Boosted Boards, which ...
06:42 am -04 - Fri, May 18, 2018
Engadget Chrome is killing its 'Secure' URL label in September
The Chrome browser's upcoming versions will focus on highlighting its negative security indicators, even going as far as sunsetting its positive ones. Chrome Security Product Manager Emily Schech...
04:43 am -04 - Fri, May 18, 2018
Engadget Elon Musk pitches 150 MPH rides in Boring Company tunnels for $1
Tonight at The Boring Company Information Session not all of the talk centered on flamethrowers. Elon Musk and project leader Steve Davis described many details of their visions for an underground net...
03:31 am -04 - Fri, May 18, 2018
Engadget Boring Company flamethrower shipments to start in two weeks
Tonight at an event to explain the details of his tunneling project, The Boring Company, Elon Musk was asked about the 20,000 flamethrowers it sold a few months ago. Musk said that they "encounte...
03:28 am -04 - Fri, May 18, 2018
Engadget Amazon greenlights docuseries about soccer icon Diego Maradona
Ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Amazon has greenlit a new series about the life of soccer star Diego Maradona. The show will follow Maradona from early childhood to his rise in the world of professi...
02:32 am -04 - Fri, May 18, 2018
Engadget Steam Link beta has landed on Google Play
If you've been itching to play Steam games on your phone, the day you've been waiting for has arrived -- we just hope you have an Android device. The Steam Link app, which gives you the powe...
01:27 am -04 - Fri, May 18, 2018
Engadget 'Halo: Fireteam Raven' brings its co-op action to the arcade
The next new Halo game isn't for Xbox One or PC -- instead Halo: Fireteam Raven is an arcade machine built for four-player cooperative play. A 130-inch 4K screen lets all the players take aim on ...
12:28 am -04 - Fri, May 18, 2018
Engadget Intel is testing self-driving cars in 'challenging' Jerusalem conditions
Autonomous car makers are running more and more real-world tests, and Intel is now joining the fray, bringing its self-driving cars to the roads of Jerusalem. The company's Mobileye subsidiary, w...
11:39 pm -04 - Thu, May 17, 2018
Engadget 'No Man's Sky' will come to Xbox One July 24th
In March Hello Games announced that No Man's Sky would come to Xbox One this summer, and now we have a release date: July 24th. Hello Games founder Sean Murray made the announcement while showing...
11:39 pm -04 - Thu, May 17, 2018
Engadget 'No Man's Sky' will come to Xbox One July 24th (updated)
In March Hello Games announced that No Man's Sky would come to Xbox One this summer, and now we have a release date: July 24th. Hello Games founder Sean Murray made the announcement while showing...
10:41 pm -04 - Thu, May 17, 2018
Engadget Virtual testing ground helps autonomous drones fly faster
It's not easy to teach drones to fly quickly and safely. You usually have to create an elaborate proving ground with real obstacles, and a single mishap could prove very costly. MIT's soluti...
09:54 pm -04 - Thu, May 17, 2018
Engadget How Engadget's parent company is making sites like ours easier to use
Today, May 17th, is Global Accessibility Awareness Day, but in fact, this entire month has been an eventful one people with disabilities. Two weeks ago, Google and Microsoft pledged to commit $20 and ...
09:50 pm -04 - Thu, May 17, 2018
Engadget How Engadget's parent company is making sites like ours easier to use
Today, May 17th, is Global Accessibility Awareness Day, but in fact, this entire month has been an eventful one for people with disabilities. Two weeks ago, Google and Microsoft pledged to commit $20 ...
09:28 pm -04 - Thu, May 17, 2018
Engadget Hulu will stream Viceland shows like 'Gaycation' and 'Weediquette'
You can already watch Viceland via Hulu's live TV service, but now you'll get even more content on demand. According to a report at Variety, Hulu has inked a deal with the TV show creator, w...
09:01 pm -04 - Thu, May 17, 2018
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Save $50 on V-Moda Crossfade 2 wireless headphones
This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read thei...
08:21 pm -04 - Thu, May 17, 2018
Engadget LocationSmart reportedly leaked phone location data onto the web
It's starting to feel like everyone in charge of our sensitive data might be incompetent. It's only been a day since Securus, the company that helps police track phones, was apparently hacke...
08:03 pm -04 - Thu, May 17, 2018
Engadget MIT's autonomous drone is equal parts albatross and sailboat
"The oceans remain vastly under-monitored," said Gabriel Bousquet, an MIT postdoc who led the design of a unique robot as part of his graduate thesis. "In particular, it's very imp...
07:37 pm -04 - Thu, May 17, 2018
Engadget Get ready for ads in Facebook Stories
While Facebook's version of Stories have taken a while to gain traction, the format isn't going anywhere soon. Apparently, Facebook has enough users (some 150 million daily active users) now...
07:18 pm -04 - Thu, May 17, 2018
Engadget YouTube TV adds The Young Turks and Tastemade channels
YouTube TV is adding two more digital media companies to its slate -- Tastemade and TYT Network. The move follows the recent addition of Cheddar and Cheddar Big News to the service. Both companies wil...
07:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 17, 2018
Engadget Lego's Powered Up kits are built for connected play
Lego's Boost sets are good for teaching the basics of code, but what about those who don't necessarily want to go that far? The company is accommodating them, too. It's launching a Powe...
06:24 pm -04 - Thu, May 17, 2018
Engadget 'Sense8' finale trailer is full of bonding and bullets
Netflix has posted the trailer for Sense8's long-in-the-making series finale, and it's clear the mysterious sci-fi show isn't going to go gently into that good night when it wraps up on...
06:06 pm -04 - Thu, May 17, 2018
Engadget Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 ditches campaign for battle royale
The fourth installment of Call of Duty's Black Ops franchise has abandoned single-player in favor of a multiplayer-only focus...including a battle royale mode. Yes, the series is cashing in on th...
05:58 pm -04 - Thu, May 17, 2018
Engadget Amazon snags Jordan Peele-produced Nazi hunter series
Amazon has ordered a Jordan Peele-produced series about Nazi hunters living in 1977 New York City, Deadline reports. In The Hunt, a group known as The Hunters find out that hundreds of Nazi officials ...
05:37 pm -04 - Thu, May 17, 2018
Engadget Fortnite adds first taste of ranked play with 'Solo Showdown'
Fortnite fans who have been anxious to find out how they truly measure up against the competition can do so right now with the game's first attempt at ranked play in a limited-time event. Epic Ga...
05:16 pm -04 - Thu, May 17, 2018
Engadget Another smart luggage brand shuts down amid new regulations
On January 15th, major US airlines put into place a prohibition on using luggage with lithium batteries. Now, the company Raden has shut down because of this ban. "Raden is no longer in operation...
04:44 pm -04 - Thu, May 17, 2018
Engadget Sennheisers latest wireless earbuds are built for the gym
Sennheiser has released its latest set of tethered, wireless headphones. The CX Sport is a splash- and sweat-resistant model with a number of comfort features. The headphones can be worn with the cabl...
04:23 pm -04 - Thu, May 17, 2018
Engadget Instagram now lets you share posts in Stories
Instagram has spent months testing the ability to share posts as Stories, and now it's finally here. An update to the Android app (iOS will get it in the "coming days") lets you turn p...
04:05 pm -04 - Thu, May 17, 2018
Engadget Google's music and video streaming strategy is a mess
Today, Google announced a major shake-up of its music and video streaming services. That should be cause for celebration; the company's offerings are a convoluted mess right now. There's Goo...
04:05 pm -04 - Thu, May 17, 2018
Engadget Google's music- and video-streaming strategy is a mess
Today Google announced a major shake-up of its music- and video-streaming services. That should be cause for celebration, since the company's offerings are a convoluted mess right now. There'...
03:49 pm -04 - Thu, May 17, 2018
Engadget Sony makes it easier to use Google Assistant on existing headphones
Today, the Sony WH-1000XM2 and WI-1000X headphones received software update 2.0.0, which integrates them with Google Assistant. A number of headphones already allow this with a press and hold of the c...
03:18 pm -04 - Thu, May 17, 2018
Engadget Facebook partners with think tank to fight global election meddling
Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you're probably aware of how foreign actors influenced the 2016 presidential election using Facebook ads. Letting foreign interests interfere in the U...
02:59 pm -04 - Thu, May 17, 2018
Engadget Intel finally made a 10nm processor
Around two years later and Intel is finally shipping its 10nm Cannon Lake CPUs. The chip itself is a bit of a bore, but given its legacy of delays and how long Intel has been talking about it, that th...
02:41 pm -04 - Thu, May 17, 2018
Engadget RED's Hydrogen One will be available at AT&T and Verizon this summer
Today, AT&amp;T and Verizon both announced they will carry the first holographic smartphone, the RED Hydrogen One. AT&amp;T is touting a release date of "later this summer," but it s...
02:19 pm -04 - Thu, May 17, 2018
Engadget Apple makes coding curriculum accessible for deaf and blind students
Today, Apple announced that it is teaming up with educators to bring Everyone Can Code to schools for people who are deaf, blind and have other assistive needs. This fall, teachers at certain schools ...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 17, 2018
Engadget Innovative wheelchair design isnt for all wheelchair users
You'll often see positive news stories coming out of the tech press involving robotics projects that are designed to help people with mobility issues. Exoskeletons, like Toyota's WelWalk, Re...
01:42 pm -04 - Thu, May 17, 2018
Engadget A banned CFC is destroying the ozone and nobody can find its source
Scientists spent years campaigning for a ban on the ozone-damaging chemical CFC-11, but 30 years after it was phased out in the 1987 Montreal Protocol, someone somewhere is breaking the rules. Accordi...
01:23 pm -04 - Thu, May 17, 2018
Engadget Chinese school uses facial recognition to make kids pay attention
Civilian surveillance in China has seen a boom in recent times, with facial recognition leading the charge in the technologies used to keep tabs on the population. Police are scanning travelers with f...
01:02 pm -04 - Thu, May 17, 2018
Engadget Nissan follows Tesla with an all-in-one solar storage package
After making strides in the electric car market, Nissan has set its sights on the home. The company recently debuted its redesigned Leaf electric car and continues to push its xStorage battery, but no...
12:29 pm -04 - Thu, May 17, 2018
Engadget AsteroidOS is an open alternative to Wear OS you can install today
When AsteroidOS first started working on a Linux-based smartwatch platform back in 2015, the device category was still fairly new. Now, the first stable version of the OS is finally available for down...
12:01 pm -04 - Thu, May 17, 2018
Engadget eBay uses your interests to curate a personalized store
It's not very fun to shop through online marketplaces like eBay these days -- finding something that tickles your fancy may involve wading through whole categories, or hoping that your search ter...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, May 17, 2018
Engadget MysteryVibe launches a vibrator for men
As soon as MysteryVibe launched its first smart vibrator for women, the company "began hearing from men" looking for their own version. Now, two years after bringing Crescendo to the world, ...
10:35 am -04 - Thu, May 17, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: The OnePlus 6 and what's next for net neutrality
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.The OnePlus 6 is here! Check out our impressions below, but first take a look at Microsoft's new Xbox One controller that focuses on accessibility, and find o...
09:55 am -04 - Thu, May 17, 2018
Engadget Pop-up EV charger disappears when it's not being used
Electric vehicles face a lot of challenges in the push for mainstream adoption, and the proximity to domestic charging points is one of them. No problems there if you've got a driveway where you ...
09:02 am -04 - Thu, May 17, 2018
Engadget Custom oscilloscope console pays tribute to 'Star Fox' and 'Asteroids'
Throughout gaming's storied history, there's been some wild hardware like N-Gage, the Barcode Battler and, more recently, Nintendo Labo. But we haven't seen anything quite like the Ocel...
08:30 am -04 - Thu, May 17, 2018
Engadget Feast your eyes on the OnePlus 6 Avengers edition
It looks like OnePlus went all out designing the Avengers-themed OnePlus 6. Unlike its Star Wars-branded older sibling, it got a lot more than a wallpaper and a barely visible logo on the back -- it f...
07:51 am -04 - Thu, May 17, 2018
Engadget Tesla crash driver admits to checking phone while in Autopilot mode
Tesla is facing another National Highway Traffic Safety Administration probe after a Model S crashed into the back of a fire truck while Autopilot was on -- but only to gather info about the incident....
05:32 am -04 - Thu, May 17, 2018
Engadget YouTube Red turns into $12 per month YouTube Premium
Since its launch two years ago the YouTube Red setup has been bundled with Google Play Music for a $10 per month fee, but that changes starting next week. As of May 22nd, it will become YouTube Premiu...
05:00 am -04 - Thu, May 17, 2018
Engadget Xbox Adaptive Controller first look: A new, necessary gamepad
Microsoft stumbled into the accessibility market about three years ago, with the launch of the Xbox One Elite controller. The Elite wasn't designed to help people with disabilities play video gam...
04:01 am -04 - Thu, May 17, 2018
Engadget Waze's traffic data is available in Ford Sync 3 cars
You now have a simple way to put Waze on car's screen -- if you have the right phone and the right car. As promised back at CES, iPhone owners can now project the crowdsourced navigation app on t...
02:37 am -04 - Thu, May 17, 2018
Engadget YouTube Music subscriptions shake up Google Play Music and YouTube Red
YouTube execs have finally announced the long-awaited revamp for YouTube Music that they say will eventually replace Google Play Music. In interviews with Recode, CNET and USA Today, they revealed the...
01:16 am -04 - Thu, May 17, 2018
Engadget Didi sets new ridesharing safety measures following murder
China's Didi Chuxing is rolling out new safety measures for its Hitch carpooling service after a driver allegedly killed a passenger last week. Drivers will need to verify their identities throug...
11:48 pm -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget Why we care whether everyone heard laurel or yanny
Earlier this week, the internet erupted around a new obsession tailor-made to go viral. It started with a one-word snippet of recorded audio that had actually been circling the web for awhile, but unc...
11:29 pm -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget Target's AR 'studio' helps you try on makeup at home
You don't need to spring for a Galaxy S9 just to try makeup from the comfort of your living room. Target has unveiled a Beauty Studio feature that uses augmented reality to try a selection of co...
10:34 pm -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget Sinemia takes on MoviePass with subscription plans for two
Sinemia has an idea as to how to beat MoviePass at its own game: offer subscriptions that model the way you usually go to the movies, with other people. It's now offering a range of "Sinemi...
09:57 pm -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget Hyper-realistic racing game 'Project Cars' is coming to mobile
Project Cars is the hit racing sim from Slightly Mad Studios and Bandai Namco that focuses on making driving a race car as realistic as possible. Now, Slightly Mad Studios has teamed up with GAMEVIL t...
09:28 pm -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget Netflix will split the fifth season of Arrested Development
Last week, Netflix announced that the fifth season of Arrested Development would be released on May 29th, but it turns out we'll only be getting half of the season. Entertainment Weekly reports t...
08:59 pm -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget Tidal is reportedly months behind on royalty payments
Remember how Jay-Z relaunched Tidal with the promise of treating artists more kindly than Spotify? If you believe Dagens Naeringsliv, just the opposite is true. The Norwegian newspaper is continuing ...
08:40 pm -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget The company that helps police track phones was reportedly hacked
Securus is known for allegedly helping prisons violate Sixth Amendment protections by recording "at least" 14,000 phone calls between inmates and lawyers. There was also a report at The New ...
08:19 pm -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget The SEC made a fake cryptocurrency to show you how ICO scams work
HoweyCoin, a new digital currency, was launched today through a pre-initial coin offering and the team behind it said it would be "the cryptocurrency standard for the travel industry." The H...
08:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget Net neutrality still faces an uphill battle in Congress
The Senate voted today on whether to reject the FCC decision to remove net neutrality protections -- and though it was unclear for some time whether the Democrats would gain enough Republican support ...
07:50 pm -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget Senate barely passes resolution to restore net neutrality
A spirited campaign by Democratic lawmakers to save net neutrality has passed the Senate, moving one step closer toward forestalling its scheduled demise on June 11th. The vote was predictably close a...
07:16 pm -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget Sports Illustrated's streaming service adds MLB games and shows
Sports Illustrated TV just became considerably more intreresting if you're a baseball fan... provided you don't need live games, anyway. The streaming service has forged an agreement with M...
06:55 pm -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget HBO readies documentary on 'Serial' podcast subject Adnan Syed
The Serial podcast continues to have an effect years after its debut. HBO and Sky are producing a documentary series, The Case Against Adnan Syed, that will cover the allegations against the subject ...
06:34 pm -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget Instagram will show how much time you waste looking at food porn
Google's new digital well-being initiative is aimed at making sure you spend more time with friends and family instead of your screens. Android and YouTube will soon include things like usage sta...
06:15 pm -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget Acura skips the touchscreen for its infotainment system
It really started with smartphones. Once we started filling our pockets with touchscreens it was only a matter of time before our fingers replaced the touchpad, mouse and stylus on almost all devices....
05:52 pm -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget Bavarian police can use DNA to find suspects eye and hair color
The government of the German state of Bavaria has just passed a new law that will give police much more leeway when it comes to using DNA to track down a suspect, Science reports. Until now, law enfor...
05:36 pm -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget Alexa skills can talk to you using different voices
Do you wish Alexa would respond to your commands with different voices? You'll get your wish soon. Amazon has released a developer preview that lets Alexa skill developers use a selection of vo...
05:20 pm -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget Twitter delays the shutdown of legacy notification APIs until August
Last year, Twitter announced that it would be replacing its Site Streams, User Streams and Direct Message endpoints with its new Account Activity API -- a move that some noted would impact features li...
05:08 pm -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget The OnePlus 6 vs. the OnePlus 5T and OnePlus 5: What's changed?
The freshly announced OnePlus 6 is easily the company's best-looking device to date, but is it a worthy upgrade for those who are currently carrying a OnePlus 5 or 5T? Our upcoming review will ha...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget Hulu makes it easier to watch TV on your phone
It's been a year since the launch of Hulu TV, the service's attempt to take on the likes of Sling TV. And to celebrate, Hulu is unveiling a few new features to make finding shows simpler, al...
04:47 pm -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget OnePlus new headphones use magnets to pause playback
OnePlus didn't just have a new flagship phone to unveil today -- it's also got new Bluetooth headsets for its fans. The Bullets Wireless are $70 earphones that have magnetic buds that snap t...
04:45 pm -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget OnePlus 6 hands-on: Slick looks come at a higher price
It's been only six months since the launch of the OnePlus 5T, but today the company is pushing out a new device that both packs the latest top specs and manages to one-up its earlier design. As y...
04:44 pm -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget Mark Zuckerberg agrees to EU meetings a day after ditching the UK
Today, Antonio Tajani, the president of the European Parliament, announced that Mark Zuckerberg will meet with representatives of the European Parliament. "The founder and CEO of Facebook has acc...
04:30 pm -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget Regulation has helped, not hindered Californias green economy
Earlier this year, California raked in $2.7 trillion gross state product, overtaking the UK as the world's fifth largest economy -- only Germany, Japan, China and the US itself produce more annua...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget YouTube can now tell you who made the music in that video
Next time the background music in a YouTube video sounds so good you just have to know who made it, click "Show More" underneath. The platform has introduced a new section in its description...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget Twitch's 48-hour 'Saturday Night Live' marathon begins May 17th
Twitch is no stranger to TV show marathons, but it's venturing into uncharted territory this week. The livestreaming service is partnering with NBC on a 48-hour Saturday Night Live marathon star...
03:44 pm -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget Whistleblower: Cambridge Analytica couldnt work with Democrats
Although Cambridge Analytica (CA) is preparing to shut down, US Congress isn't done trying to get answers about the firm's tactics to harvest online user data for political research. Today, ...
03:30 pm -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget Watch the OnePlus 6 live stream here
For weeks, we've all been hearing details, rumors and supposed leaks about what exactly the OnePlus 6 will look like and what features it will have. Today, all the speculation will end when the d...
03:16 pm -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget 'Shenmue 3' will apparently arrive in 2019
At this point, it seems like driving a forklift in the world of Shenmue again is even more of a pipe dream. Development on the third entry in the groundbreaking series kicked into gear in 2015 after a...
03:02 pm -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget The quirky Pomera E Ink typewriter is coming to the US
A very niche, very Japanese word processor is heading to US shores in the form of Pomera, a pocket-sized, E Ink typewriter. The device, made by Japanese company King Jim, is currently seeking funding ...
02:39 pm -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget Facebook is testing cloud-saved photos and videos in India
Facebook's latest tools take a glitch from the "download your data" and turn it into a feature. After a forthcoming update, you'll be able to save media directly to your account, s...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget How to buy an HDR monitor
High dynamic range (HDR) TVs and projectors have been around for years now, but PC displays have been the neglected stepchild. It was only just last year that HDR monitors like Dell's UltraSharp ...
01:41 pm -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget Microsoft may release a lower-cost Surface tablet this year
Microsoft will try making another inexpensive tablet. Redmond is rumored to launch a new, cheaper slate to compete with the iPad this year, according to Bloomberg's sources. Like Apple's tab...
01:22 pm -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget Apocalyptic shooter 'Stalker 2' is back in development
GSC Game World, the Ukrainian Development Studio behind the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series today took to Facebook to reveal that S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 development is back underway. Following rumors that the studio ...
01:01 pm -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget Onkyo's high-end receivers will link up with Sonos
Some Onkyo receivers are getting the Work with Sonos seal of approval -- you'll soon be able to stream tunes from the Sonos app to Onkyo, Integra and Pioneer Elite receivers. You can add Onkyo de...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget Alphabet's Project Shield expands DDoS protection to politics
Today, Alphabet announced that Project Shield is widening its scope. The free service is now expanding to include protecting any registered political organization from DDoS attacks. This includes cand...
12:31 pm -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget Survival shooter 'Metro Exodus' delayed to early 2019
If you were hoping to play Metro Exodus this year, bad news: the first-person shooter has been pushed back to early 2019. The third instalment in THQ's nuclear-ravaged survival series was announc...
12:01 pm -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget Prime suspect in CIA Vault 7 hack still hasnt been charged
Last year WikiLeaks published a ton of secret documents about the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) hacking capabilities. The breach -- the largest loss of classified documents in the agency�...
11:31 am -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget Google's AI-powered News app arrives on iOS
A redesigned Google News for iOS was a notable inclusion at the Google I/O keynote last week. Today it rolls out officially, replacing the existing Google Play Newsstand, which launched on iOS in 2104...
10:58 am -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget Bloodhound's rocket-powered test run delayed to 2019
Hopes that the Bloodhound supersonic car project was making progress in its land speed record bid have been dampened yet again. Due to a lack of funding, trials that may have paved the way for the 1,0...
10:30 am -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Amazon Prime adds discounts at Whole Foods
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.This morning, Amazon is adding to its Prime subscription with new discounts at Whole Foods, while PicoBrew has a new universal countertop machine. Plus: our first ...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget PicoBrew moves beyond beer to tackle coffee, kombucha and more
You've got to hand it to PicoBrew: The company is ambitious, if nothing else. After years of trying to perfect an automated, counter-top beer brewing machine, it's branching out to other bev...
08:18 am -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget Sony will stop making physical PS Vita games in 2019
The PS Vita might still attract new fans thanks to indie releases and JRPGs like Persona 4 Golden, but they're clearly not enough to prevent its impending death. According to Kotaku, Sony's ...
06:19 am -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget Amazon launches special Whole Foods discounts for Prime members
From the looks of things, free two-hour shipping is but one of many, many Whole Foods perks Amazon is giving Prime members. The e-commerce giant has just announced two new benefits for its subscribers...
04:20 am -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget Google Chrome team rolls back the update that muted many web games
With the release of Chrome 66 last month, the browser began automatically muting sound on videos by default. The only problem is that this tweak silenced a number of web games and art projects, which ...
03:10 am -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget NYT: FBI and DOJ are looking into Cambridge Analytica
Cambridge Analytica already shut down, because it couldn't cope with ongoing probes and scandals. But that doesn't mean the DOJ is going to let things go -- according to The New York Times, ...
02:24 am -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget White House dumps 'cyber czar' advisory position
Today the White House confirmed there will be no replacement for Rob Joyce as cybersecurity coordinator. Joyce was Trump's first pick for this position created by the Obama Administration and spe...
01:49 am -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget Logitech's G305 is an affordable, no-lag wireless gaming mouse
Logitech's extremely-low-latency Lightspeed technology was largely reserved for well-heeled gamers when it first hit the scene last June, but it's a much different story a year later. The p...
12:17 am -04 - Wed, May 16, 2018
Engadget Robotic insect takes flight powered by frickin' laser beams
Miniscule robotic drones might be the future, but they've been tricky to get off the ground. Until now, any wing-flapping insect robot had to have a power source, making it too heavy to lift off ...
11:41 pm -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget Verizon will turn on 5G in LA this year
Verizon has already committed to launching 5G in Sacramento in 2018, but what about the other cities it promised? They're finally starting to trickle out. Company chief Lowell McAdam has confirme...
10:58 pm -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget YouTube Red taps Robert Downey, Jr. to host AI docuseries
One of the shows that YouTube will spend 'hundreds of millions' this year to make for its Red premium platform will be a docu-series on AI narrated by Robert Downey, Jr. The star and his wif...
10:32 pm -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget Google WiFi now shows which devices are struggling to connect
Run a large-enough WiFi network and there's bound to be that one device that can't quite hold on to a fast connection, like the tablet in your bedroom or a laptop in the backyard. But how do...
09:58 pm -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget Tesla Autopilot was engaged during 60 MPH crash, driver tells police
By Mary PapenfussThe Tesla Autopilot system was engaged when a Tesla Model S sedan was crushed as it rammed into a stopped truck at 60 MPH in Utah last week, the driver has told police. The driver luc...
09:29 pm -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget Arlo's smart security light helps ward off nighttime intruders
Outdoor security cameras are all well and good, but what if you would like to scare intruders away in addition to recording their faces for posterity? Netgear's soon-to-be-stand-alone Arlo brand...
08:59 pm -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget Sprint is bringing 5G to New York, Phoenix and Kansas City in 2019
As providers gear up for their 5G rollouts, they're announcing their first territories for their next-generation networks. Sprint had already named six cities it plans to bring 5G to early next y...
08:34 pm -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget Amazon Prime is your ticket to stream 'Lady Bird' on June 3rd
As part of its earlier deal with production company A24, Amazon will exclusively stream last year's much-lauded film Lady Bird on Prime Video. While it was ultimately snubbed at the Oscars, the c...
08:13 pm -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget Lucy Liu and Taye Diggs fall in love in Netflixs Set It Up
Two months ago, Twitter power user Chrissy Teigen asked her followers for romantic comedy recommendations. "Where are all the romcoms?" she queried. Now, Netflix has responded to Teigen with...
08:02 pm -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget Targets Restock next-day delivery service goes nationwide
With an eye on chipping away at Amazon's home delivery dominance, Target is expanding its next-day household essentials program across the country. The company says the Restock service is now ava...
07:50 pm -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget HTC's 'Exodus' blockchain phone is made for a decentralized future
Just as HTC is gearing up for the launch of its next flagship smartphone come May 23rd, today it made a surprising announcement: it's also making a blockchain phone dubbed "Exodus" on t...
07:31 pm -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget Lyft drops arbitration requirement for sexual assault cases
Uber isn't the only ridesharing company dropping forced arbitration for sexual assault cases. Lyft is following suit and removing its own arbitration requirement, including confidentiality agreem...
07:17 pm -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget 'Rage 2' brings the frenetic action of 'Doom' to an open world
Bethesda's initial teaser for Rage 2 may have been long on hype and short on substance, but it's making up for that with the full announcement. The team-up between original Rage creators id ...
07:06 pm -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget DirecTV Now's revamped apps open up access to cloud DVR
AT&amp;T is acting on its promise to roll out next-gen DirecTV Now service in the spring. The telecom giant is launching a revamped experience that not only includes new apps, but an updated beta...
06:55 pm -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget Google adds new gestures and pairing features to Pixel Buds
While they were initially a little underwhelming, Google's Pixel Buds have gotten some new features lately, including Assistant-centric gestures like a touch and hold to start voice-command mode....
06:44 pm -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget Guess the killer in Snapchats murder mystery show
Tomorrow, Snapchat will debut its latest show, the scripted murder mystery series Solve, that invites the audience to guess the killer. Each four-minute episode dramatizes a real crime and asks viewer...
06:30 pm -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget Here maps helps the Mercedes S560 tackle sharp corners
As the car approaches a sharp bend on a back road in Northern California, the $155,000 (starting at $99,900) Mercedes-Benz S560 slows down of its own accord. I guide it through the corner with a bit o...
06:17 pm -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget Julian Assanges protection reportedly cost Ecuador millions
The Ecuadorian government has apparently spent quite a bit of money protecting Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. According to a report at The Guardian, the country had the full assent of the Ecuadoria...
06:02 pm -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus now support ARCore
ARCore is Google's answer to Apple's ARKit -- an easy tool for developers to make augmented reality Android apps. It's a great idea, and an awesome way to make AR more accessible to all...
05:43 pm -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget Netflix and ESPN are working on a Michael Jordan documentary series
Netflix used to be a solid option for watching ESPN's 30 for 30 series. Then parent company Disney decided to launch its own sports streaming service and the documentaries disappeared from Netfli...
05:25 pm -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget YouTube is working on an incognito mode for its Android app
YouTube is in the process of testing an Incognito mode that's destined for its Android app. It wouldn't be the first service to acknowledge that sometimes, you just want to keep your browsin...
05:12 pm -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget Twitter will hide tweets from annoying trolls
In March, Twitter announced that it would be working harder to encourage open, healthy, civil conversations on its platform and it asked outside experts to weigh in on the best way to do so. Today, th...
05:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget ESPN is essential for the cord-cutting sports fan
There are a lot of options for people looking to cut the cord these days, but live sports remains a big hurdle to getting rid of cable. Sure, the likes of Sling TV and others offer streaming access to...
04:43 pm -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget Tweetbot 3 carries the torch for Twitter users on Mac
Twitter hasn't exactly been kind to Mac users, dropping its main app and leaving TweetDeck to languish, but that doesn't mean you're without modern options. Tapbots has released Tweetbo...
04:30 pm -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget We're listening to: 'MCU in Review'
Welcome back to IRL, our series dedicated to the things that Engadget writers play, use, watch and listen to. With 'Avengers: Infinity War' already the most popular comic book movie of all t...
04:11 pm -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget Facebook to UK parliament: No Zuckerberg for you
Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the UK asked Mark Zuckerberg to appear before a parliamentary committee in order to address questions and concerns about user data privacy. The CEO declined ...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget Discord nearly tripled its user base in one year
If it wasn't already evident that Discord is becoming a staple of playing (and watching) games, it is now. The chat platform is marking its third birthday this week with word that its user base h...
03:29 pm -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget Waymo tells law enforcement what to do in case of emergency
In a decade or so, law enforcement could already be used to dealing with incidents and accidents involving self-driving vehicles. For now, Waymo wants to make sure cops, firefighters, paramedics and o...
03:11 pm -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget Facebook has already removed 583 million fake accounts this year
Last month, Facebook published its internal community enforcement guidelines for the first time and today, the company has provided some numbers to show what that enforcement really looks like. In a n...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget WhatsApp helps you keep up with group chats
Group chats are virtually essential to WhatsApp -- it's not uncommon for families or even community organizations to use it for staying in touch. To that end, WhatsApp is adding a string of feat...
02:35 pm -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget Watch Ariana Grande and The Roots make music with Nintendo Labo
Nintendo Labo presents new and innovative ways to use your Switch, and the musical aspect of this is on display in a video from The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, along with The Roots and Ariana Gran...
02:05 pm -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget AirFly connects your AirPods to anything with a headphone jack
Apple's AirPods are apparently a hit, but they're not perfect. One of the major drawbacks of iPhone's wireless headphones is the fact that they're, well, wireless, and aren't ...
01:55 pm -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget Uber won't force sexual assault survivors into arbitration
Uber is responding to mounting complaints about its forced arbitration for sexual assault and harassment cases. The ridesharing firm has announced that it's no longer requiring arbitration for th...
01:39 pm -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget 'PUBG Mobile' update adds Miramar map and more
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has finally dropped its 0.5.0 update for mobile, and it's pretty much everything we'd hoped for. A cut-to-the-chase tweet from developer PUBG revealed that...
01:21 pm -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget Facebook launches 'Youth Portal' with privacy tips for teens
Facebook and other social networks can be a pretty toxic place for kids and teens, with at least one study coming to the conclusion that they deepen young people's feelings of inadequacy. Today, ...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget LynQ's location tracker helps find your friends outdoors
If you've ever tried to find your friends at a music festival, you know how terrible cell phones can be at tracking them down. Even if you could hear what they're saying over the noisy crowd...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget Microsoft's Surface Hub 2 is a bold attempt at changing how we work
Remember the Surface Hub? You probably don't. Unlike Microsoft's other PCs -- the Surface Pro, Book, Laptop and Studio -- the Hub was a giant and expensive device meant for workplace collabo...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget MW50 headphones let you choose between on-ear or over-ear
When it comes to buying new headphones, you typically have to choose between on-ear or over-ear before you make a purchase. And once you do, that's your option. Sure, there are few companies that...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget Self-striping smart cloth is HyperColor for the 21st century
The debate over whether "the dress" is blue and black or white and gold now has a third answer: it can be both. At least it is when using a new color-changing fabric developed by a team from...
12:31 pm -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget Amazon resumes HQ expansion after Seattle tax compromise
Amazon has graciously resumed construction work in Seattle after the City Council "compromised" on a controversial tax that will see the tech giant -- that turned over $51 billion in sales d...
11:44 am -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget Apple now has more than 50 autonomous cars on the road
Apple has more than doubled the number of its self-driving cars, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has confirmed. Since obtaining a permit to test autonomous vehicles, Apple's fle...
11:10 am -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget SteamVR Input beta test helps controllers adapt to any VR game
With the latest beta version of SteamVR Valve is now testing a new setup for controllers that makes things more customizable no matter what controllers you're using, what the game was designed fo...
10:30 am -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Lenovo says no to the notch
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Were you dreaming of a truly all-screen phone? Lenovo may be ready to deliver, and we're checking out how some high schools have added eSports teams to their ...
09:42 am -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget Kaspersky to move to Switzerland following latest government ban
Things are going from bad to worse for Kaspersky Labs, the Russian anti-virus software developer. The Dutch government says it's planning to phase out the use of the software "as a precautio...
08:39 am -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget Snapchat's six-second unskippable ads have arrived
If you've recently encountered an ad on Snapchat you can't skip, it's not due to any bug or problem with the app. The company has merely started testing six-second TV commercial-like ad...
07:21 am -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget Alexa can unlock Yale's smart deadbolt locks
Amazon's Alexa has been useful for locking Yale's smart deadbolts, but what about unlocking them when there's a guest at the door? You're set after today. Yale has introduced Ale...
05:29 am -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget Gmail's native Offline mode is making its way to users' accounts
You might have access to Google's native Offline mode very, very soon if it hasn't landed on your account yet. The feature, which debuted as part of Gmail's redesign at Google I/O, has ...
03:39 am -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget Moog's Grandmother is a retro-inspired synth for all skill levels
Moog continues to move forward with its line of retro-inspired electronic instruments with a new standalone semi-modular analog synthesizer called Grandmother. The $899 unit works all on its own, or c...
02:29 am -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget What's on TV: 'Fahrenheit 451,' 'Die Hard' 4K
This week Black Panther comes home on Ultra HD Blu-ray after its video-on-demand premiere last week, and it is must-buy, both for the impressive picture quality (despite a few issues with the CGI) and...
02:00 am -04 - Tue, May 15, 2018
Engadget Fujifilm unveils its first square-format analog Instax camera
Fujifilm's Instax SQ10 is already available if you want to take square-format instant photos, but what if its half-digital technology is still too close to Instagram for your tastes? Don't ...
11:39 pm -04 - Mon, May 14, 2018
Engadget Amazon will open checkout-free stores in Chicago and San Francisco
You no longer have to make a beeline to Seattle if you want to shop at an Amazon Go store. Amazon has posted job listings for store managers in both Chicago and San Francisco, making it clear where t...
10:52 pm -04 - Mon, May 14, 2018
Engadget YouTube TV turns on 'voice remote' feature for some users
YouTube TV and Google Home have worked together to give you voice control over your live TV since last October. Now, the service is starting to roll out and test a voice-powered remote feature in its ...
10:01 pm -04 - Mon, May 14, 2018
Engadget Didi Chuxing receives permit to test self-driving cars in California
You might not hail a ride from China's Didi Chuxing unless you visit Mexico, but there's still a real chance you'll see its vehicles on the road. California's Department of Motor ...
09:33 pm -04 - Mon, May 14, 2018
Engadget 'CoolPaintrVR' is PlayStation VR's 3D painting app
PC-based virtual reality has a few applications for creating art, but so far PlayStation VR owners have been left high and dry in that regard. That changes now with CoolPaintrVR from Singular People a...
09:02 pm -04 - Mon, May 14, 2018
Engadget Mesh Wifi gear from different companies could soon work together
Until now, ensuring full WiFi coverage of your home with a mesh network has typically meant buying multiple routers or access points from one company. But with a new mesh standard coming into play, yo...
08:38 pm -04 - Mon, May 14, 2018
Engadget Researchers may have exposed Facebook quiz data on 3 million users
Once again, an app on Facebook has been linked to potential exposure of personal information. Researchers stored responses from a personality application running on the social network on an insecure w...
08:27 pm -04 - Mon, May 14, 2018
Engadget Tesla reportedly nixed Autopilot safeguards for cost and ineffectiveness
Tesla engineers considered incorporating additional safeguards into the company's Autopilot driver assistance system such as eye-tracking technology or steering wheel sensors, the Wall Street Jou...
08:15 pm -04 - Mon, May 14, 2018
Engadget Google Drive's new plans bring family sharing and more options
You probably haven't had a huge reason to upgrade from Google Drive's free 15GB service, but Google thinks it can sway you with the right incentives. It's launching a new set of plans,...
08:04 pm -04 - Mon, May 14, 2018
Engadget Decades-old data helps confirm Europa is geysering water into space
Over the past few years, the Hubble Space Telescope has observed what looked to be plumes of water vapor shooting from the surface of one of Jupiter's moons, Europa. Now, scientists have looked o...
07:32 pm -04 - Mon, May 14, 2018
Engadget Senators want FTC to investigate Google's location data collection
In December of 2017, the office of US Senator Richard Blumenthal sent Google's CEO a letter asking for a detailed explanation of the company's privacy practices around location services. Bas...
07:11 pm -04 - Mon, May 14, 2018
Engadget Lawbreakers studio Boss Key shuts down
Boss Key Productions, the studio founded by Unreal and Gears of War designer Cliff "CliffyB" Bleszinski, has shut down. The small company spent years making the competitive shooter Lawbreake...
07:03 pm -04 - Mon, May 14, 2018
Engadget 'Resident Evil' film team is making the 'Monster Hunter' movie
We last heard the Monster Hunter movie was still in the works back in September 2016, but selling 8 million copies of this year's Monster Hunter: World might have sped things up. According to Var...
06:47 pm -04 - Mon, May 14, 2018
Engadget Netflix snags Guillermo del Toro horror anthology series
Netflix has just ordered a horror anthology series created by Guillermo del Toro, who will also serve as executive producer. The stories included in Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight will ...
06:36 pm -04 - Mon, May 14, 2018
Engadget California teen phished his teachers to change grades
Phishing attacks have been a key part of some of the most high-profile hacks in recent years, but they're also used in smaller, less diabolical schemes as well. KTVU reports that a student at Ygn...
06:25 pm -04 - Mon, May 14, 2018
Engadget Google employees reportedly quit over military drone AI project
Around a dozen Google employees have quit over the company's involvement in an artificial intelligence drone program for the Pentagon called Project Maven, Gizmodo reported today. Meanwhile, near...
06:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 14, 2018
Engadget Snap Spectacles 2 review: Boring, but better
I'll admit it. I was one of those assholes who went out and bought a pair of Snap's Spectacles when they came out. I wore them most places, even at night or when they didn't go with my ...
05:45 pm -04 - Mon, May 14, 2018
Engadget Microsoft may launch an accessibility-focused Xbox One controller
Microsoft has a long-running history of courting gamers with accessibility needs, and it now looks like that might include a gamepad built with those players in mind. Well-known leaker WalkingCat has ...
05:30 pm -04 - Mon, May 14, 2018
Engadget Why isn't there a birth control emoji?
In June 2018, there will be 2,823 emoji in the Unicode Standard -- the global specification that ensures characters are interpreted the same across platforms. But nowhere in that list -- which has eve...
05:09 pm -04 - Mon, May 14, 2018
Engadget Bethesda announces Rage 2 with a hype teaser
Rumors of a sequel to id Software's 2011 post-apocalyptic shooter Rage have been swimming around for years. But thanks to Walmart Canada accidentally spoiling E3 announcements last week, it was p...
04:52 pm -04 - Mon, May 14, 2018
Engadget TiVo update will add Amazons Alexa to select DVRs
Earlier this year, Tivo announced that it would make its set-top boxes compatible with voice assistants like Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant. According to The Verge, compatibility with Amazon...
04:33 pm -04 - Mon, May 14, 2018
Engadget 'Lost in Space' will return to Netflix after a successful first season
There's little doubt that Netflix put a lot of faith in its Lost in Space remake... thankfully, that trust has paid off. The service has renewed the adventures of the Robinson family for a second...
04:15 pm -04 - Mon, May 14, 2018
Engadget You can rate your Uber driver during your trip
If you've ever experienced a less than ideal Uber ride but then rushed through the rating process once you arrived at your destination, giving five stars for a ride that deserved less than that, ...
04:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 14, 2018
Engadget Google and Levis smart jacket gets a small but useful update
Three years ago, when Google and Levi's first announced their smart jacket, the tech industry's obsession with wearables was at its peak. Fitness trackers and smartwatches were proliferating...
03:46 pm -04 - Mon, May 14, 2018
Engadget Japan gets golden NES Classic dedicated to old anime games
When Nintendo promised to revive the NES Classic Edition and SNES Classic Editions, we didn't expect the company to do it this way. In celebration of Japanese manga magazine Weekly Jump, Nintendo...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 14, 2018
Engadget A new generation of high school athletes will play eSports
At the college level eSports are set to explode as more school-supported programs sprout up every day. But officially sanctioned high school esports are essentially nonexistent. Many teachers (and par...
02:48 pm -04 - Mon, May 14, 2018
Engadget Senate vote to restore net neutrality will take place on May 16th
For those of you who have been hoping that the Senate will save net neutrality, we now have a date for that vote. Senate Democrats led by Edward Markey (D-MA), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Bill Nelson (D-FL)...
02:41 pm -04 - Mon, May 14, 2018
Engadget Efail exploit exposes popular email encryption schemes
Encrypted emails guarded by common encryption tools are allegedly "susceptible to critical vulnerabilities" that would expose their content to potential hackers. Sebastian Schnizel, a comput...
02:17 pm -04 - Mon, May 14, 2018
Engadget 'Overwatch' anniversary event includes a new Deathmatch map
The two-year anniversary of Overwatch is coming up, and to celebrate the team at Blizzard has a few treats in store. From May 22nd through June 11th, gamers on the PC, PlayStation and Xbox One only ha...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 14, 2018
Engadget The case for Boosted's Mini electric skateboard line
Electric skateboards are riding a surge in popularity this past year, with Boosted being one of the more notable players. It's also one of the more recognizable, with its iconic orange wheels. Un...
01:23 pm -04 - Mon, May 14, 2018
Engadget Facebook found 200 more apps that may have misused your data
Early results from Facebook's app audit are in. After examining "thousands" of apps to see if any had misused personal data, the social network has found 200 nefarious applications and ...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 14, 2018
Engadget 'Homo Machina' toys with industrial body metaphors
Homo Machina begins when you wake up. Your body's director of operations must get your eyes open and your cognitive systems online so that you can get out of bed, feed yourself, get to work and -...
12:29 pm -04 - Mon, May 14, 2018
Engadget Brain pacemaker could help stroke patients recover quicker
Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) may play a beneficial role in the motor recovery of stroke patients, new clinical trials at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have revealed. As part of the ...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 14, 2018
Engadget HP unveils a slew of new Envy and Elite PCs
For HP's latest batch of premium Envy and Elite devices, the company is basically focused on refining its winning formulas. There's faster hardware, of course, as well as a few tweaks to dif...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 14, 2018
Engadget HP's new Envy PC is the first all-in-one with Alexa built-in
If you treat your all-in-one PC as the central hub of your home, shouldn't it double as a voice control hub, too? HP thinks so. It's launching a new version of its 34-inch curved Envy all-in...
10:50 am -04 - Mon, May 14, 2018
Engadget Nintendo's NES Classic Edition returns on June 29th
About a year ago, Nintendo announced that it was effectively killing the popular NES Classic Edition. Several months later, however, fans rejoiced when the company reversed itself, saying the product ...
10:31 am -04 - Mon, May 14, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: The future of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket
Good morning! Is that news of an unreleased Prince album? Oh and HQ Trivia teams up with The Voice for a $50,000 quiz, and we hear about the life expectancy for SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket....
09:50 am -04 - Mon, May 14, 2018
Engadget Netflix wins a BAFTA, but the BBCs still king
Britain's Academy of Film and Television Arts held its annual celebration of the small screen, and Netflix was expected to win big. The streaming service was in line for six awards, with The Crow...
09:02 am -04 - Mon, May 14, 2018
Engadget Lenovo teases a true all-screen phone
Apple said its iPhone X is "entirely screen," but that's only if you ignore the omnipresent notch. Teasing a sketch and part of a render, Lenovo Vice President Chang Cheng showed off a ...
08:10 am -04 - Mon, May 14, 2018
Engadget Panasonic's rugged 4K FT7 compact has a built-in EVF
Panasonic has unveiled one of the first, if not the first ruggedized compact cameras with a built-in electronic viewfinder (EVF), the Lumix FT7 (the TS7 outside of North America). It packs a fairly hi...
06:48 am -04 - Mon, May 14, 2018
Engadget Android malware returned to Google Play with just a name change
Google has done a lot to thwart Android malware in recent months, but it's apparent there's still some work to do. Symantec recently discovered seven previously removed rogue apps that resur...
04:56 am -04 - Mon, May 14, 2018
Engadget Roborace's self-driving car isn't faster than a human (yet)
Ever since Roborace unveiled plans for driverless track cars, there's been a lingering question: can its technology outpace a human? The answer is a solid "no..." for now. The company...
03:11 am -04 - Mon, May 14, 2018
Engadget Tesla starts delivering Model 3 cars outside the US
Tesla is still struggling to produce the Model 3, but there are signs that it's improving. The EV brand has delivered its first Model 3 outside of the US, handing the keys (or rather, keycard) t...
01:35 am -04 - Mon, May 14, 2018
Engadget BMW's wireless car charging pad arrives this summer
The notion of wirelessly charging your car is no longer a distant prospect... if you have the right ride. Car has heard that BMW will start producing an inductive charging pad for the 530e plug-in hy...
12:04 am -04 - Mon, May 14, 2018
Engadget OnePlus 6 leak reveals more of its glass-centric design
OnePlus has been dribbling out details of its next phone for weeks on end, but one retailer may have revealed more than OnePlus was ready to show. WinFuture spotted an Amazon Germany listing (since re...
10:32 pm -04 - Sun, May 13, 2018
Engadget 'Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon' summons 8-bit 'Castlevania' charm
Japanese developer Inti Creates has lifted the lid on Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon at this year's BitSummit -- an annual, Kyoto-based celebration of the finest indie games. Curse of the Moon i...
09:01 pm -04 - Sun, May 13, 2018
Engadget SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket has roughly 300 launches before retirement
Now that SpaceX's final Falcon 9 design has launched for the first time, there's a looming question: how many more launches does the vehicle have left? Elon Musk has an idea. He estimated ...
07:28 pm -04 - Sun, May 13, 2018
Engadget Tidal will debut an unreleased Prince album in 2019
Tidal and Prince's estate are done battling it out in court, ending things in good terms and with a new album, to boot. Jay-Z's streaming service has announced that it's debuting a new ...
05:58 pm -04 - Sun, May 13, 2018
Engadget US and Chinese presidents work to get ZTE 'back into business'
ZTE's future is currently grim in light of the revived US export ban, but is it guaranteed to wither and die? Not necessarily. President Trump has tweeted that he and Chinese President Xi Jinpi...
04:30 pm -04 - Sun, May 13, 2018
Engadget The best portable carpet and upholstery cleaner
By Tyler Wells LynchThis 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...
03:00 pm -04 - Sun, May 13, 2018
Engadget After math: Well, that's one way to do it
It was a big week for interesting calls. Facebook is reportedly looking to hop on the cryptocurrency bandwagon, AT&amp;T admitted that it hired Michael Cohen's firm for "insights" i...
01:30 pm -04 - Sun, May 13, 2018
Engadget Ben Heck's glue gun and mini pinball game: Which one gets the axe?
As the team comes to the end of its long-term builds, it's time to make a tough decision: What should they axe? Which product can more easily be taken into production? Join Ben, Felix and James R...
11:35 am -04 - Sun, May 13, 2018
Engadget 'Destiny 2' puzzle leads to a real-world reward
Bungie is well-known for including cryptic references in its games, but it's not often those references lead to real-world gains. A massive team of gamers investigating an area in Destiny 2'...
07:58 am -04 - Sun, May 13, 2018
Engadget Valve switches on Steam Controller's mobile connection in beta
Valve's latest beta client activates the Steam Controller's Bluetooth Low Energy function -- a necessary feature if you want to use the gamepad to play on a mobile device in the near future....
04:22 am -04 - Sun, May 13, 2018
Engadget Subaru's first PHEV is the 2019 Crosstrek Hybrid
You're probably more likely to associate Subaru with high-powered rally cars than any kind of eco-friendly transportation, but the automaker is determined to change that perception: it just unvei...
02:28 am -04 - Sun, May 13, 2018
Engadget HQ Trivia is hosting a special game with 'The Voice'
HQ Trivia's game on Monday night will give you the chance to earn and withdraw more than a couple of bucks in earnings. The hit mobile game will give away $50,000 that evening -- and a trip for t...
01:00 am -04 - Sun, May 13, 2018
Engadget Ring doorbell flaw lets others watch after password changes
You'd expect a smart doorbell to instantly boot out everyone the moment you change your password, but that isn't necessarily the case. The Information has learned that the app for Ring'...
01:00 am -04 - Sun, May 13, 2018
Engadget Ring doorbell flaw lets others watch after password changes (updated)
You'd expect a smart doorbell to instantly boot out everyone the moment you change your password, but that isn't necessarily the case. The Information has learned that the app for Ring'...
11:33 pm -04 - Sat, May 12, 2018
Engadget Tesla's key safety contact leaves for Waymo
Tesla's executive team isn't done with turmoil following the loss of its Autopilot chief and its engineering lead's sabbatical. The electric car maker's "primary technical co...
11:33 pm -04 - Sat, May 12, 2018
Engadget Tesla's key safety representative leaves for Waymo
Tesla's executive team isn't done with turmoil following the loss of its Autopilot chief and its engineering lead's sabbatical. The electric car maker's "primary technical con...
10:01 pm -04 - Sat, May 12, 2018
Engadget Lawmakers want to know how Amazon protects Echo Dot Kids users
Amazon's Echo Dot and its accompanying version of Alexa for kids called FreeTime raised eyebrows and questions about children's privacy from the start. Now, Sen. Edward J. Markey (Massachuse...
08:32 pm -04 - Sat, May 12, 2018
Engadget Apple faces class action lawsuit over faulty MacBook keyboards
Apple has faced some pointed criticism over the butterfly switch keyboards on the 12-inch MacBook and current-generation MacBook Pro. Whether or not you like the tactile feel, they're sensitive ...
06:59 pm -04 - Sat, May 12, 2018
Engadget First season of Apples 'Carpool Karaoke' will be free on its TV app
Apple's Carpool Karaoke: The Series was apparently enough of a hit to greenlight a second season, which will also only be available to subscribers of its Music service. But to hype its next episo...
05:31 pm -04 - Sat, May 12, 2018
Engadget Tesla engineering lead takes break amid Model 3 production issues
Tesla is facing a tough time: it's racing to improve production of the Model 3 not just to catch up on its backlog, but to avoid serious damage to its bottom line. It's slightly unusual, th...
04:00 pm -04 - Sat, May 12, 2018
Engadget The best basic smoke alarm
By Doug MahoneyThis 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 ...
02:30 pm -04 - Sat, May 12, 2018
Engadget Recommended Reading: Google Assistant's new bag of tricks
Google's Duplex could make Assistant the most lifelike AI yetRichard Nieva,CNETGoogle has big plans for Assistant, and some of what it showed at I/O this week is equal parts fascinating and worri...
01:00 pm -04 - Sat, May 12, 2018
Engadget How Google's 'Material Theming' will change your Android experience
This week, Google announced a new set of tools called Material Theming that helps developers implement the Material theme across apps, including mobile and web. App-makers can choose from a variety of...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, May 12, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the weekend! This should be a good time to catch up on all the news from Microsoft Build and Google I/O, as well as sort out your feelings about advance...
08:49 am -04 - Sat, May 12, 2018
Engadget NASA is sending its first autonomous helicopter to Mars in 2020
The next vehicle NASA is sending to Mars nestles somewhere between a rover and a satellite, at least in terms of altitude. The agency is bundling an autonomous helicopter with the Mars 2020 rover to t...
04:21 am -04 - Sat, May 12, 2018
Engadget NBC picks up 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' after Hulu, Netflix pass
After Fox canceled Brooklyn Nine-Nine, fans hoped a streaming service like Netflix or Hulu might pick up the show to extend its run. Tonight members of the cast and crew announced that NBC has chosen ...
03:51 am -04 - Sat, May 12, 2018
Engadget Elon Musk: Tesla Model 3 dual-motor ordering opens next week
In a sign that Tesla's Model 3 production continues to improve, CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the company will enable ordering of dual-motor versions of the sedan at the end of next week. Customers ...
02:14 am -04 - Sat, May 12, 2018
Engadget RuPaul will take the drag show on the road in new Netflix series
Netflix just snagged itself a new comedy series starring RuPaul. AJ and the Queen centers on a drag queen named Ruby Red (RuPaul) who travels across the country in an old RV performing in different cl...
01:27 am -04 - Sat, May 12, 2018
Engadget Netflix snags 'Next Gen,' a star-studded animated film about robots
Just because Netflix's films got shut out of competition at Cannes doesn't mean the streaming titan stayed home. The company won a worldwide (except for China) distribution deal worth $30 mi...
11:58 pm -04 - Fri, May 11, 2018
Engadget Microsoft will replace your Surface Pro 4 if the screen flickers
Since Microsoft released the Surface Pro 4 in 2015, many owners have wrangled with a maddening screen flicker. Two and a half years later, Microsoft still can't fix the issue on "a small per...
11:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 11, 2018
Engadget Apple Music has also unplugged R. Kelly from its playlists
Spotify and Pandora publicly banned R. Kelly's music from their own playlists while he faces allegations of sexual misconduct and assault, but Apple Music had already quietly done the same, accor...
09:52 pm -04 - Fri, May 11, 2018
Engadget Google's Clips camera can be shared with your whole family
Until now, Google's Clips camera has only been usable by one person. That's something of a problem for families -- what if your partner wants the AI-guided cam to capture a special moment w...
09:29 pm -04 - Fri, May 11, 2018
Engadget BlackBerrys Key2 smartphone will be revealed on June 7th
BlackBerry's KEYone was the company's first smartphone in years to really feel like a BlackBerry. That's not least because of its physical keyboard, a rarity these days that delivers wh...
09:06 pm -04 - Fri, May 11, 2018
Engadget Boston Dynamics dog-like SpotMini robot will go on sale next year
You've seen videos of it opening doors for other robots, resisting human interference and navigating an office all on its own and soon you might be able to see it in real life. At a conference to...
08:41 pm -04 - Fri, May 11, 2018
Engadget Google may require manufacturers to issue timely security updates
Even though the Google I/O developer conference is officially over, there are still some interesting tidbits coming out of individual sessions from the event. For example, Android head of security Dav...
08:06 pm -04 - Fri, May 11, 2018
Engadget Cyberattack shuts down Tennessee election website
On May 1st, a website in Tennessee tracking county election results suffered a cyberattack and subsequent incursions before it went down, a security firm concluded. According to its report, "a su...
07:42 pm -04 - Fri, May 11, 2018
Engadget Xioami's smart home devices now work with Google Assistant
Xiaomi has had a hard time gaining traction with US customers. To help sidestep that, the Chinese company is prepping the runway for (hopeful) domestic success by adding Google Assistant tech to its s...
07:42 pm -04 - Fri, May 11, 2018
Engadget Xiaomi's smart home devices now work with Google Assistant
Xiaomi has had a hard time gaining traction with US customers. To help sidestep that, the Chinese company is prepping the runway for (hopeful) domestic success by adding Google Assistant tech to its s...
07:16 pm -04 - Fri, May 11, 2018
Engadget DNA is just another way we cant opt out of data sharing
Growing up in California, serial killers are as much a fact of life as year-round citrus or having a bit of Spanish in your daily vocabulary. News of the Golden State Killer's arrest came as a su...
07:06 pm -04 - Fri, May 11, 2018
Engadget Pandora stops promoting R. Kellys music
Yesterday, Spotify pulled R. Kelly from its curated playlists, which include RapCaviar, Discover Weekly and New Music Friday, saying the allegations of sexual assault that have followed R. Kelly for y...
06:43 pm -04 - Fri, May 11, 2018
Engadget Lyft faces another class action lawsuit over driver pay
Lyft isn't done grappling with lawsuits over driver pay. A newly filed class action suit from California resident Fernando Villase&ntilde;or alleges that Lyft played tricks with fare distrib...
06:19 pm -04 - Fri, May 11, 2018
Engadget 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' may live on with Hulu or Netflix
Don't pour one out for Brooklyn Nine-Nine just yet. The canceled sitcom might find a second life, with Hulu and Netflix among its potential new precincts. Soon after Fox tossed Brooklyn Nine-Nine...
06:19 pm -04 - Fri, May 11, 2018
Engadget 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' may live on with Hulu or Netflix (Update: NBC)
Don't pour one out for Brooklyn Nine-Nine just yet. The canceled sitcom might find a second life, with Hulu and Netflix among its potential new precincts. Soon after Fox tossed Brooklyn Nine-Nine...
06:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 11, 2018
Engadget I hope Google wont nag me about my digital wellbeing
We all know someone who could benefit from a digital time-out. You know the type: phone attached to the hand, posture permanently hunched in a looking-down-at-the-screen slouch, plagued with ailments ...
05:42 pm -04 - Fri, May 11, 2018
Engadget 'Minecraft' update brings cross-platform play to Nintendo Switch June 21st
Minecraft players on Nintendo Switch will soon build massive forts and slay monsters with more of their friends. The sandbox phenomenon will get cross-platform support when the Bedrock update arrives ...
05:22 pm -04 - Fri, May 11, 2018
Engadget Spirit is first budget airline in the US to offer WiFi
As a rule, traveling with a budget airline in the US means foregoing any kind of mid-flight WiFi access. Not so with Spirit, though. The no-frills air carrier is rolling out internet access to its a...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 11, 2018
Engadget Three days in, life with the Android P beta has been mostly painless
The first public preview of Android P is finally here, and as you might have guessed from the jam-packed keynote, there's a lot going on in this new build. As Google tells it, Android P is center...
04:39 pm -04 - Fri, May 11, 2018
Engadget Huawei puts giant ravens around the UK because that's not creepy at all
If an eight-foot tall raven suddenly appeared nearby, you'd probably be left wondering just how many minutes you have left until the end times arrive. But Huawei is hoping UK residents have a sli...
04:18 pm -04 - Fri, May 11, 2018
Engadget Facebook is reportedly considering its own cryptocurrency
Facebook is reportedly looking into creating its own cryptocurrency. According to Cheddar, it would be a way for the social network's billions of users to make electronic payments on the platform...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 11, 2018
Engadget The best portable power strips and surge protectors with USB charging
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03:47 pm -04 - Fri, May 11, 2018
Engadget Murder case prompts China's biggest ridesharing company to halt service
When it comes to ridesharing companies, the safety of passengers is a universal concern. In China, Didi Chuxing, the country's biggest ridesharing company, is stopping service for one week follow...
03:30 pm -04 - Fri, May 11, 2018
Engadget Microsoft isn't giving up on VR and AR yet
Whatever happened with Microsoft's Mixed Reality platform? Headsets from partners launched with surprisingly little fanfare last fall alongside the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. And for the mo...
03:17 pm -04 - Fri, May 11, 2018
Engadget Japan Display built a 1,001-ppi screen for VR headsets
Japan Display (JDI) has unveiled plans for high resolution LCD screens that could substantially improve the displays found in current VR headsets. JDI -- a joint enterprise made up of Sony, Toshiba an...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 11, 2018
Engadget Google's News app is a tool for gaining perspective, not an arbiter of facts
It may have been overshadowed by Android P or a slightly terrifying AI phone call, but Google's new News app was one of the most important things the search giant announced at I/O this year. It r...
02:48 pm -04 - Fri, May 11, 2018
Engadget Sony is trying a new format for its E3 press conference
Sony is doing something different for its E3 keynote address this year. Specifically, it'll focus on doing deep dives on a small handful first-party games, rather than unleashing a barrage of tra...
02:30 pm -04 - Fri, May 11, 2018
Engadget How child-security apps lengthen the reach of parents
My son recently turned 3 years old. Now that he's a "big boy," he wants to explore and run ahead of me, even though he lacks the wherewithal and caution to do so. My instincts, as a fir...
02:14 pm -04 - Fri, May 11, 2018
Engadget Snapchat's revised redesign is rolling out on iOS
Snapchat's redesigned redesign is rolling out to users on iOS. If you'll remember, critics of last fall's visual makeover hated how the refresh moved friends' stories in with #bran...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 11, 2018
Engadget Spartan Fist is a first-person brawler with blocky cartoon violence
The world of good first-person indie games is a small one, and beat-em-ups are similarly scarce. Spartan Fist, then may be the brightly-colored first-person puncher you've been waiting for. Glass...
01:52 pm -04 - Fri, May 11, 2018
Engadget AT&T CEO admits 'big mistake' in hiring Trump lawyer Michael Cohen
Today, AT&amp;T CEO Randall Stephenson admitted that hiring notorious Trump attorney Michael Cohen was a "big mistake," according to Reuters. The wording is from an internal employee mem...
01:41 pm -04 - Fri, May 11, 2018
Engadget Microsoft now lets you gift PC games from its digital store
Microsoft's Xbox gifting feature was a big hit with players last fall. Now, the company has expanded digital gifting to include PC games and PC downloadable content (so things like map packs and ...
01:20 pm -04 - Fri, May 11, 2018
Engadget Horror game 'Hello Neighbor' is heading to PS4 and Switch
A stealth horror PC game called Hello Neighbor will have you sneaking into your creepy neighbor's house again and again until you unravel his sinister secrets. What's truly interesting about...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 11, 2018
Engadget Googles AI advances are equal parts worry and wonder
I laughed along with most of the audience at I/O 2018 when, in response to a restaurant rep asking it to hold on, Google Assistant said "Mmhmm". But beneath our mirth lay a sense of wonder. ...
12:47 pm -04 - Fri, May 11, 2018
Engadget Google updates privacy policy so you can actually understand it
Europe's new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) privacy laws are about to go into effect, and one of the key rules is that companies must provide "clear and transparent" notice a...
12:30 pm -04 - Fri, May 11, 2018
Engadget AI identifies 'invisible' heart condition LQTS
AI is playing an increasing role in medical care, from spotting diabetes and examining medical scans, to taking the place of doctors altogether. Now, it's able to recognize life-threatening condi...
11:45 am -04 - Fri, May 11, 2018
Engadget Google is rumored to be working on a Pixel smartwatch
Google could launch up to three Pixel smartwatches this fall, according to leak-meister Evan Blass and German tech site, Winfuture. The devices would likely use Qualcomm's upcoming wearable-dedic...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, May 11, 2018
Engadget 'Forgotton Anne' is a puzzle-platform game hidden inside an anime
Forgotton Anne looks like a gentle animated feature film you can't quite remember the name of, with an art style somewhere between Studio Ghibli and those curious kids' animation series I us...
10:34 am -04 - Fri, May 11, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Robots running free
Welcome to Friday! We're wrapping up our Google I/O coverage today, but we've also taken a behind-the-scenes look at how the Guardians of the Galaxy got a redesigned ship, a possible due dat...
08:58 am -04 - Fri, May 11, 2018
Engadget Syfy drops 'The Expanse' after three seasons
After three seasons, The Expanse is coming to an end -- at least on Syfy. Deadline reports that the cable network decided not to go forward with a fourth season of the show, however its producer, Alco...
07:29 am -04 - Fri, May 11, 2018
Engadget Elon Musk to offer free rides in his LA traffic-dodging tunnel
Elon Musk has posted a video of Boring Company's first nearly completed tunnel under Los Angeles, which heads towards LAX and has an extra entrance at the SpaceX Hawthorne HQ. The multi-company c...
06:01 am -04 - Fri, May 11, 2018
Engadget Carnegie Mellon offers first undergrad degree in AI in the US
Carnegie Mellon has announced what's believed to be the first AI-focused undergraduate degree in the US to address the increasing demand for specialists in the field. Tech giants like Google have...
06:01 am -04 - Fri, May 11, 2018
Engadget Carnegie Mellon offers undergrad degree in artificial intelligence
Carnegie Mellon has announced one of the first* AI-focused undergraduate degrees in the US to address the increasing demand for specialists in the field. Tech giants like Google have been ramping up t...
03:46 am -04 - Fri, May 11, 2018
Engadget Google: Duplex phone calling AI will identify itself
After an impressive Google I/O demo where its Duplex AI system called a restaurant and salon to set up appointments, one of the big questions concerned the ethics of the technology. The Google Assista...
02:32 am -04 - Fri, May 11, 2018
Engadget FCC fines robocall spammer $120 million for illegal spoofing
The FCC has been trying to squash robocalls for quite some time and even adopted a new set of rules aimed at shutting them down late last year. Now, it has slapped one of the biggest robocall operator...
01:06 am -04 - Fri, May 11, 2018
Engadget Lyft lets people with disabilities pay with special ABLE accounts
Lyft has teamed up with the National Down Syndrome Society to let riders pay for their trips with ABLE accounts, which are savings accounts for those with disabilities and their families. They can use...
11:53 pm -04 - Thu, May 10, 2018
Engadget Facebook wants to know which news sources Europeans trust
In January, Facebook announced that it would begin tackling the problem of fake news by asking US users which outlets they deemed trustworthy. Doing so consists of a very simple two-part survey that a...
11:05 pm -04 - Thu, May 10, 2018
Engadget Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot shows off its agility for the scouts
While the NFL draft is already over, the Boston Dynamics Atlas robot is angling for a free agent workout with its latest highlight video. We've already seen one backflipping, but considering the ...
10:22 pm -04 - Thu, May 10, 2018
Engadget Boston Dynamics' four-legged robot can find its way around an office
Boston Dynamics is showing off more of the SpotMini robot's skills. In a new video posted today, the company demonstrates how the little quadruped can navigate around an office and lab facility a...
09:49 pm -04 - Thu, May 10, 2018
Engadget Amazon reportedly wants Alexa to be your new in-home physician
Jeff Bezos made headlines in January when his company announced that it would be partnering with JP Morgan and Warren Buffet to reduce the cost of healthcare services here in America. Apparently the f...
09:42 pm -04 - Thu, May 10, 2018
Engadget Karate Kid lives on in a second season of YouTubes Cobra Kai
YouTube Red's Karate Kid sequel, Cobra Kai, premiered earlier this month and it has already been renewed for a second season. The first episode has over 20 million views, according to YouTube, an...
09:22 pm -04 - Thu, May 10, 2018
Engadget 'Fork Parker's Crunch Out' is an SNES game made for charity
Do you still have an original SNES console hiding in the back of your closet? You might want to dig it out. Devolver Digital and Mega Cat Studios are releasing a brand new SNES game, Fork Parker...
09:03 pm -04 - Thu, May 10, 2018
Engadget iPhone X is the latest device to stream YouTube HDR video
YouTube's high-dynamic range (HDR) video has already been available on select Android phones for a while now, including the Galaxy S8, Pixel, LG V30 and Xperia XZ Premium. Now Apple users can che...
08:41 pm -04 - Thu, May 10, 2018
Engadget RIP Klout: The thing you didn't know was still a thing
Klout, the service that claimed to summarize every Twitter user's social reach and expertise into a tidy score, is shutting down on May 25th. In addition to its individual ratings, the company of...
08:21 pm -04 - Thu, May 10, 2018
Engadget Trump administration takes a hands-off approach to AI
The Trump administration has a simple approach to regulating artificial intelligence: developers pretty much have free reign to experiment. At a meeting with representatives of 40 companies including ...
07:59 pm -04 - Thu, May 10, 2018
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Save $15 on a Logitech Performance MX mouse
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...
07:38 pm -04 - Thu, May 10, 2018
Engadget Bipartisan bill aims to prevent the government from forcing backdoors
A number of US Representatives introduced the Secure Data Act today, bipartisan legislation aimed at preventing the government from forcing backdoors into encrypted products and services. The act was ...
07:19 pm -04 - Thu, May 10, 2018
Engadget Apple's aluminum devices will be a bit more environmentally friendly
Apple uses a lot of aluminum in its products, including MacBook Pro, iPhone and iPad. Now the company is investing in making aluminum without adding to the direct greenhouse gas emissions typical in c...
07:08 pm -04 - Thu, May 10, 2018
Engadget Monster Hunter: Generations Ultimate' arrives on Switch August 28th
The Switch is getting its own Monster Hunter game this summer, but unfortunately, it won't be the record-selling current-gen version, World. Last summer, Nintendo launched Monster Hunter XX, a po...
06:47 pm -04 - Thu, May 10, 2018
Engadget Researchers create an acoustic cloaking device that works underwater
The concept of a cloaking device has a lot of appeal and though we're far from being able to make 3D objects invisible to the human eye, researchers continue to develop new ways in which to shiel...
06:23 pm -04 - Thu, May 10, 2018
Engadget Create your own Avengers-esque visual effects with help from FXHome
FXHome is the company behind the popular visual-effects-for-amateurs software HitFilm, and today they released the latest version of their free editing software. To attract new users to their software...
05:59 pm -04 - Thu, May 10, 2018
Engadget YouTube's revamped music charts focus on what's hot right now
YouTube hasn't been shy about wanting to be a cornerstone of the music industry, and that now includes one of the staples of the business: the charts. The video giant has launched revamped chart...
05:46 pm -04 - Thu, May 10, 2018
Engadget A peek at BMWs self-driving ride-hailing plans
Automakers are trying to figure out where they fit in the autonomous-driving future. With sales falling, some of these companies are exploring the idea of becoming ride-hailing services too. BMW is on...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 10, 2018
Engadget The final design of SpaceXs Falcon 9 rocket launches today
SpaceX's launch that's scheduled for this afternoon may appear to be a routine launch to deploy a satellite, but it's actually anything but. Bangabandhu Satellite-1, scheduled for a lau...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 10, 2018
Engadget The final design of SpaceXs Falcon 9 rocket launches today (update)
SpaceX's launch that's scheduled for this afternoon may appear to be a routine launch to deploy a satellite, but it's actually anything but. Bangabandhu Satellite-1, scheduled for a lau...
04:39 pm -04 - Thu, May 10, 2018
Engadget Your Mac might be storing your deleted Signal messages
One of Signal's major draws is the fact that it automatically deletes your messages. But though it may be wiping your conversations, it turns out your Mac probably isn't, Motherboard reports...
04:21 pm -04 - Thu, May 10, 2018
Engadget NYPD says 'Skim Reaper' device could curb ATM fraud
Skimming costs US consumers more than a billion dollars a year. The practice, which sees devices illegally installed on ATMs and gas station pumps to "skim" credit card information from unsu...
04:08 pm -04 - Thu, May 10, 2018
Engadget Net neutrality dies June 11th
Net neutrality officially dies June 11th, almost three years to the day after it was put into law. In a press release (PDF) from Ajit Pai's office, the former Verizon counsel (above) repeated his...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 10, 2018
Engadget Instagram's new poll sticker is an emoji-fied sliding scale
Instagram's poll stickers are so 2017. The photo-focused social network has launched an emoji slider for Stories that, as the name suggests, lets your friends rate things on a scale rather than ...
03:40 pm -04 - Thu, May 10, 2018
Engadget I wish I could live inside this massive Google Home Max
We're in the final stretch here at Google I/O 2018, and I don't know about everyone else here, but I could really use some proper alone time. Too bad that's impossible to find here. Str...
03:28 pm -04 - Thu, May 10, 2018
Engadget House Democrats release over 3,500 Russian Facebook ads
Today, Democrats in the House of Representatives released over 3,500 Facebook ads that were purchased by Russia in order to influence the 2016 presidential election. In a Twitter thread, Rep. Adam Sch...
03:16 pm -04 - Thu, May 10, 2018
Engadget Spotify pulls R. Kelly from playlists as part of new conduct policy
Spotify has implemented a new policy that drops promotion of musicians involved "hateful conduct," and there's already one artist in the crosshairs. The streaming service told Billboar...
03:02 pm -04 - Thu, May 10, 2018
Engadget Apple is using drones to improve Maps
North Carolina, one of the states the Transportation Department authorized to conduct drone testing beyond FAA limits, is apparently working with Apple. Cupertino has revealed that it's using dro...
02:30 pm -04 - Thu, May 10, 2018
Engadget Designing a spaceship for the Guardians of the Galaxy
Avengers: Infinity War is a jam-packed movie set on multiple planets and spaceships. It moves at a rollicking pace too, flipping between superheroes young and old as they try to counter Thanos and the...
02:21 pm -04 - Thu, May 10, 2018
Engadget Uber's 'Skyport' plans are straight out of science fiction
Uber's flying taxi service -- that glorious sci-fi dream -- still plans to launch its first takeoffs by 2023. One major caveat, however, is that unlike regular taxis which can freely zip about th...
02:01 pm -04 - Thu, May 10, 2018
Engadget Nine Inch Nails skips online ticket sales to fight scalper bots
Nine Inch Nails will not sell tickets online for its just-announced "Cold and Black and Infinite" theater tour this fall. Instead, NIN mastermind Trent Reznor is going old-school in an effor...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 10, 2018
Engadget Lenovo's latest Ideapads are for students on a budget
It's not even summer yet, and Lenovo is already releasing a set of new laptops for back to school. Okay, the company didn't specifically market them as such, but these affordable Windows 10 ...
01:34 pm -04 - Thu, May 10, 2018
Engadget 'Star Trek: Bridge Crew' gets Picard's ship
Star Trek: Bridge Crew brought VR space exploration to fans, but the game's ship, the USS Aegis, might not line up with your Next Generation fantasies. Ubisoft is righting that wrong with a DLC e...
01:13 pm -04 - Thu, May 10, 2018
Engadget Airbnb is encouraging tourists to visit Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico suffered the worst natural disaster in its history in September last year, when Hurricane Maria tore through the island, causing devastation that's still affecting its inhabitants. Bu...
12:44 pm -04 - Thu, May 10, 2018
Engadget Google Home finally works with its own Play Movies service
Google Assistant can now finally beam Play Movies to a Chromecast when you issue voice commands through the tech giant's Home speaker. It's weird how that hasn't been available until no...
12:11 pm -04 - Thu, May 10, 2018
Engadget AI offers a new way to look inside living human cells
Over the course of their careers, biologists develop a huge mental library of cell structures and their corresponding data. Investigating specific areas of a living cell involves a piecemeal approach,...
11:31 am -04 - Thu, May 10, 2018
Engadget Amazon won't distribute Terry Gilliam's ill-fated movie
Terry Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote really does seem to be cursed. Variety has learned that Amazon won't distribute the decades-in-the-making movie in the US. It's not cert...
10:41 am -04 - Thu, May 10, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Android P Everything
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Google I/O is in full swing, and accordingly we have everything you need to know about upgrades coming to Android, Maps and Google Lens. Plus, you should check out...
10:10 am -04 - Thu, May 10, 2018
Engadget Volvo Trucks introduces an EV just for hauling garbage
Volvo Trucks has joined the short list of automakers to introduce an EV bigger than a consumer car, but the Swedish company's new vehicle is special: It's a garbage truck. The Volvo FE Elect...
09:08 am -04 - Thu, May 10, 2018
Engadget Nintendo is making a $20 charging stand for the Switch
You can game on the Switch in various ways, but if you want to charge while playing in Tabletop mode, you'd have to be creative in finding ways to prop it up. Even if you do find a way, you'...
07:49 am -04 - Thu, May 10, 2018
Engadget Uber CEO discusses self-driving cars and food delivery by drone
On the second day Uber Elevate Summit 2018, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi took the stage for an interview covering everything from a recent fatal crash involving one of its self-driving cars, to his relations...
06:22 am -04 - Thu, May 10, 2018
Engadget Netflix is giving us more Ricky Gervais whether we want it or not
Netflix has ordered a new series called After Life from Ricky Gervais, Variety reports. It centers on a man named Tony, played by Gervais, whose wife dies unexpectedly. Tony initially considers suicid...
04:46 am -04 - Thu, May 10, 2018
Engadget Google redesigns Drive to look more like the new Gmail
Google has given Drive a surprise makeover with elements that make it look more like the new Gmail. The redesign doesn't come with new features, but when you get it, you'll notice that The B...
03:24 am -04 - Thu, May 10, 2018
Engadget God of War photo mode lets you apply filters and tweak faces
More video games are getting photo modes these days, but none have likely deserved it more than the recently-released God of War. The fourth game in the franchise is gorgeous, and wherever you land on...
02:17 am -04 - Thu, May 10, 2018
Engadget 'PES 2019' hits PC, PS4 and Xbox One on August 28th
If you'd rather not support EA's definitions of "gambling" and "loot boxes" but still want to play virtual soccer football, maybe this year's Pro Evolution Soccer fr...
01:26 am -04 - Thu, May 10, 2018
Engadget Mercedes shows off its EQC electric SUV prototype
Mercedes really, really wants you to know that its EQ electric cars will soon become a practical reality. The automaker has shown off heavily camouflaged prototypes of its EQC SUV with word that the ...
12:28 am -04 - Thu, May 10, 2018
Engadget Cristiano Ronaldo is working on a teen soccer series for Facebook
Christiano Ronaldo is a massive soccer star, a model, a philanthropist and an entrepreneur. He's been involved with a fair share of tech products over the last few years, including a muscle-stimu...
11:59 pm -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget Penn doctors perform the first robot-assisted spinal surgery
Surgical robots are capable of feats that even the most skilled doctors can't manage, and the University of Pennsylvania just offered a textbook example. The school has confirmed that it performe...
11:19 pm -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget You can buy NVIDIA GeForce GTX cards for not-insane prices again
Fortnite builders, Overwatch heroes and PUBG squads might soon play those games with extra clarity if they've been clamoring for a new NVIDIA graphics card. Low availability and high prices recen...
10:39 pm -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget Google Pixel Buds let you customize which apps send spoken notifications
A beta preview back in March hinted at a few features coming to Google's Pixel Buds, like expanded double-tap functionality and in-ear detection. But there's another addition coming for the ...
10:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget Alexa can open Schlage smart locks
Schlage announced today that users of its Sense and Connect smart locks will now be able to unlock them with Alexa. Users have been able to lock and check the status of their smart deadbolts with Amaz...
09:52 pm -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget Ohio approves self-driving car tests on public roads
Expect to see driverless cars roaming around the Buckeye State in the near future. Ohio Governor John Kasich has issued an executive order permitting self-driving car tests on public roads, adding to...
09:31 pm -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget US will test expanded drone use in 10 states
The US government is making good on its promise to expand the use of drones. The Department of Transportation has named the 10 projects that will participate in its Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integrat...
08:36 pm -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget Chrome will let you have AR experiences, no app needed
Google believes that 2018 is the year the web turns a corner and starts becoming more immersive, and the company's new WebXR API is at the heart of its efforts. Long story short, WebXR provides a...
08:16 pm -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget Steam Link will soon beam games to your iOS or Android device
Steam Link already brings your PC's games to your living room, but soon it will send them to devices, too. Sometime during the week of May 21st, Valve's box gets dedicated apps for iOS and A...
08:04 pm -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget Apple may be adding video subscriptions to its TV app
Apple could be taking a page from Amazon's playbook. According to Bloomberg, the Cupertino-based company will start selling subscriptions to video services via its Apple TV app. This is similar t...
07:50 pm -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget The new Google Maps is more than just a Yelp alternative
Google announced so much stuff at I/O 2018 that there was barely enough time to cover them all. In addition to new Android P features, a "Digital Wellbeing" initiative and all manner of AI a...
07:36 pm -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget ZTE faces bleak future after US ban prevents it from making phones
ZTE's future is increasingly murky after the company's main business ground to a halt. The Chinese firm is unable to make its smartphones after the US blocked it from working with American s...
07:20 pm -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget You can see your friends' HQ Trivia answers, but only on Fridays
Now that hit mobile game HQ has become more social, the company is reportedly planning to let you see your friends' answers on Fridays. TechCrunch says the feature has been in testing for a while...
07:03 pm -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget Tidal reportedly inflated streaming stats for Beyonc and Kanye West
Tidal is under fire once again for allegedly inflating its streaming numbers. This time, it's for misreporting the amount of plays Beyonc&eacute;'s Lemonade and Kanye West's The Lif...
06:51 pm -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget Android P makes Volvos in-car infotainment system even better
Android Auto has been around for years. I know Android Auto when I see it. What's running inside a sleek Volvo at Google I/O isn't Android Auto. This is an automobile running full-blown Andr...
06:30 pm -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget Google and Apple might lose the infotainment war
Android Auto and CarPlay are both pretty great. You plug your smartphone into your car and you're greeted with a familiar set of icons. In most vehicles on the road, it's an improvement. Why...
06:17 pm -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget Hulu to stream New York Times docu-news show The Weekly
FX and Hulu have acquired the rights to broadcast The New York Times' 30-minute documentary news show called The Weekly building off the newspaper company's hit podcast The Daily. The cable ...
06:02 pm -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget Hulu's new guide provides fast access to live TV
Hulu has gradually improved access to its live TV service over the past year. Now, however, it's ready for a proper overhaul. The streaming provider has launched a new live TV guide that promis...
05:39 pm -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget Firefox takes a big step towards eliminating passwords
Today, Mozilla released Firefox 60 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android, and with it arrives Web Authentication API for desktop browsers. This is a new security standard that allows Firefox users to lo...
05:18 pm -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget Niantic is building AR maps with help from 'Pokmon Go' players
Niantic may have split from Google years ago, but there's a little bit of Google culture left -- namely, the Maps part. The developer told Reuters that it's planning to create 3D augmented r...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget Theres no limit to the connected sex toys you can build at home
NSFW: This article contains links to and descriptions of explicit sexual acts including BDSM play that some may find uncomfortable. The individuals included in this report are consenting adults who ob...
04:46 pm -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget Overwatch League finals set for Brooklyn's Barclays Center
The Overwatch League is in the final stage of its first season and playoffs are right around the corner. Like the regular season games, the playoffs will take place at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles, but ...
04:37 pm -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget Senators force vote in an effort to restore net neutrality
Today, Senate Democrats filed a petition that will force a vote on the FCC's removal of net neutrality protections. The FCC's decision was published in the Federal Register on February 22nd ...
04:32 pm -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget 'Dota 2' is introducing its own underground battle royale
Following in the footsteps of Fortnite and PUBG, Dota 2 is introducing The Underhollow, which is another version of an underground battle royale. Billed as "a multi-team dungeon clash," that...
04:17 pm -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget Google bans all ads linked to Ireland's abortion referendum
Facebook has banned all foreign ads surrounding Ireland's referendum on abortion rights, but Google is taking things a step beyond. The company has announced that it's banning all ads relate...
04:02 pm -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget UPS has new electric trucks that look straight out of a Pixar movie
UPS has revealed sleek new electric trucks that look like they've rolled straight out of Pixar's Cars series. The company revealed it's working with vehicle manufacturer Arrival on a pi...
03:47 pm -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget EA is going to keep putting loot boxes in its games
Electronic Arts will "push forward" with loot boxes in its future video games, despite admitting that "all loot boxes are gambling." Yeesh. In an investor's call, CEO Andrew W...
03:32 pm -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget Google makes it easy to create your own VR tours
With Google Expeditions, you can take tours of ancient sites like Machu Picchu, visit attractions like the Burj Khalifa or even take a trip to the International Space Station and now Google is making ...
03:16 pm -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget Netflix is adapting Stephen King and Joe Hill's 'In the Tall Grass'
Netflix is expanding its lineup based on Stephen King's works. According to Deadline and Variety, the streaming service has picked up the rights to In The Tall Grass, a novella written by the hor...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget Watch the Google I/O 2018 keynote in under 20 minutes
Google's annual developer conference usually gives us a pretty good idea of what to expect from the company for the next several months. This year's I/O opening keynote was no different as y...
02:48 pm -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget Heres what you wont find in the Android P beta
Developers and enthusiasts have had access to a very early version of Android P for a while now, but Google has made it more easily accessible to the brave with the launch of its public Android P Beta...
02:43 pm -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget Amazon's Experience Centers let you try out Alexa in a home setting
Amazon announced today that it has opened a number of Experience Centers across the US. In eight cities, those interested in getting a hands-on look at how Alexa works and what a smart home has to off...
02:32 pm -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget Android P brings wireless Android Auto to more phones
Today, Kenwood announced that wireless Android Auto is active, but only compatible with select smartphones for right now. First- and second-generation Pixel and Pixel XL owners, as well as legacy Nexu...
02:21 pm -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget Samsung could release a wireless AR headset before Apple
Just two weeks after rumours surfaced that Apple is working on a wireless AR/VR headset, Samsung has charged into the ring with its own concept. According to The Korea Times, the company is working wi...
02:11 pm -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget Qualcomm is finally releasing a new smartwatch chip
It's been two years since Qualcomm released its latest smartwatch chip, so the company can't blame people for thinking that it already abandoned the market. Apparently, though, that's n...
01:50 pm -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget Google Lens hands-on: Copy-and-paste the real world to your phone
Google may have teased us with exciting new AR features for the Maps app, but it's not forgetting to make its Lens camera more useful, either. Since its launch last year, Lens has rolled out to i...
01:31 pm -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget Five ways Android P changes how you will (or won't) use your phone
Google has pulled a surprising switcheroo, designing Android P to help you reduce your smartphone usage, while also making it less irritating and more approachable. To pull that off, it added a big do...
01:02 pm -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget Miniature horses were the best thing at Build 2018
Don't worry, everyone, I found the Microsoft petting zoo. That's right, that miniature horse you see up there (her name is Midnight Mocha) is staring warily at you from the top floor of the ...
12:30 pm -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget 10 tiny ways Google is weaving the fabric of our lives
This is how Google takes over the world. It won't be with the inception of an all-powerful artificial intelligence application, via the advent of self-driving cars, or through Assistant's st...
12:30 pm -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget Google is weaving itself into the fabric of our lives
This is how Google takes over the world. It won't be with the inception of an all-powerful artificial intelligence application, via the advent of self-driving cars, or through Assistant's st...
12:01 pm -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget Eero lets you test new Mesh WiFi features in its app
Eero really upped the ante with its debut WiFi system. Its mesh network promised to blanket your home in coverage and get rid of dead spots once and for all, so it wasn't a surprise that the comp...
11:01 am -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget Uber has five partners working on its flying taxi project
We've already had a glimpse at what Uber's proposed air taxi might look like, now following the second day at Elevate Summit (Uber's "flying taxi" conference), we're clos...
10:30 am -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Google Duplex AI calling on Line 1
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.As Microsoft wrapped up its event, Google I/O began, and we have everything you need to know broken down by the numbers. Coverage of the event will continue today,...
08:50 am -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget New Mexico asks BitTorrent what it does to stop child exploitation
New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas is worried that technology is enabling child exploitation, and he's putting pressure on the companies creating that technology. His office has sent a l...
07:29 am -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget Apple is reportedly pulling apps that share location data
Apple has reportedly started enforcing an App Store rule regarding location data more stringently. According 9to5mac, the tech giant has already removed a number of apps from the Store that share user...
06:02 am -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget Pelotons connected spin bike comes to the UK and Canada
Peloton has its eyes on a global expansion, and the first stops outside the US for its stationary connected bike are the UK and Canada -- but not Quebec. Peloton's bike, which streams subscriptio...
04:26 am -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget Panera Bread expands delivery service nationwide
Panera Bread has been delivering lunch and dinner on demand to customers in some areas since 2016. Now, the delivery program is expanding to 897 cities across 43 states, so it might be easier for you ...
03:52 am -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget What's on TV: 'Black Panther,' 'Battlebots' and 'Warmind'
This week Netflix premieres new comedy specials from Hari Kondabolu and Ali Wong, while Joel McHale wraps up the first season of his weekly streaming show. The NBA and NHL playoffs continue to grind o...
03:04 am -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget Chrome's new automatic mute feature muzzles some web games
When Google introduced automatic, behavior-based muting to Chrome, it was supposed to usher in a minor revolution for browsing: you could silence annoying auto-play videos without silencing everything...
02:09 am -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget Apple may 'restrict' USB access on iOS devices left locked for a week
Apple has been fighting law enforcement over the latter's many requests (and lawsuits) to have the former unlock iPhones implicated in various crimes. Now, according to a report at TechCrunch, Ap...
01:16 am -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget Google's Lookout will help the blind navigate their environment
Google has announced one of its upcoming apps called Lookout as part of the annual I/O conference, and it has nothing to do with the mobile security application of the same name. The tech giant's...
12:25 am -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget Google I/O 2018 by the numbers
Google took us on a tour of the future during its annual I/O developers conference on Tuesday. The company debuted six new voices for its Assistant AI, rolled out a revamped News App, and showed off i...
12:12 am -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget AT&T confirms payment to Trump's personal lawyer for 'insight'
The story of a $130,000 payment from President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen to Stephanie Clifford, professionally known as the adult film actress Stormy Daniels, took another turn...
12:03 am -04 - Wed, May 9, 2018
Engadget Facebook creates group dedicated to studying blockchain
Just because Facebook isn't keen on cryptocurrency ads doesn't mean it's against some of the underlying technology. The social network is creating a group devoted to exploring ways it ...
11:15 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Google's Android TV dongle is real -- but it's for developers
A Google-branded TV dongle spotted floating through the FCC is real, but the bad news is you probably won't be able to get one right now. The company just announced during its I/O developer event...
11:15 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Google's 4K Android TV dongle is real -- but it's for developers
A Google-branded TV dongle spotted floating through the FCC is real, but the bad news is you probably won't be able to get one right now. The company just announced during its I/O developer event...
10:56 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget ESPN will stream exclusive UFC fights next year
Starting next year, ESPN's subscription streaming service ESPN+ will host a variety of UFC content including events, pre- and post-event shows and original series. ESPN announced the multi-year d...
10:27 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Google brings Morse code to Gboard
During Google I/O today, the company announced that Gboard would soon support Morse code, a move inspired by developer Tania Finlayson who communicates through head movements that are translated into ...
10:21 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Uber doubles down on partnership with NASA for flying taxi service
Uber had announced last fall that its flying taxi project Elevate would be getting help with its software from NASA. Naturally, you can't do this with just any deal, and the pair signed a Space A...
10:04 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Pretty sure Google's new talking AI just beat the Turing test
So that whole Turing test metric, wherein we gauge how human-like an AI system appears to be based on its ability to mimic our vocal affectations? At the 2018 I/O developers conference on Tuesday, Goo...
09:48 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Google adds shared AR experiences to Android
It's been three months since Google opened up ARCore, its augmented reality platform, to the public. And today, at I/O, the company is ready to announce even more ARCore features that'll mak...
08:58 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget DOJ wants Turner properties spun off if AT&T deal is approved
In 2016, AT&amp;T announced plans to acquire Time Warner for $85.4 billion -- a deal that eventually led to a Department of Justice antitrust lawsuit filed in November of last year. The six-week t...
08:33 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Netflix renews flesh-eating 'Santa Clarita Diet' for a third season
The Netflix series Santa Clarita Diet has been renewed for a 10-episode third season, according to Deadline. The horror-dramedy, starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant, will return with new epis...
08:16 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Waymo shows how its self-driving cars navigate snow
Ask people in chillier climates if they're looking forward to self-driving cars and they'll probably just laugh. The technology has an easy time in ever-pleasant locales like California, but...
08:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Chromebooks will soon be able to run your favorite Linux apps
Chromebooks have always generally been cheap and accessible, but now they're about to get a lot more capable. Google announced today that Chromebooks will soon be able to run native Linux apps in...
08:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Microsoft's Layout and Remote Assist apps are just what HoloLens needs
It's one thing to talk about how much HoloLens could help businesses, and it's another to show it. That's just what Microsoft did yesterday, when it led me into two elaborate demos for ...
07:36 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Instagram makes it easier for businesses to answer your DMs
It's a big deal that Instagram now lets you make some orders without leaving the app, but what if you have questions? You're covered there, too. Instagram is trotting out direct messaging ...
07:15 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget AI can help a billion people, but Microsoft can't do it alone
"It cracks me up when I meet someone who says, 'Hey, I don't think I have people with disabilities in my company.' And that's when I know they've got people there that ar...
06:47 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Google shows off its camera-enabled navigation system
Google knows the problems you have to deal with when navigating an unfamiliar locale, even if you do have your smartphone on you. That's why the company's Aparna Chennapragada is showing off...
06:43 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Google Lens will be available in stock camera apps
Google has been busy updating Lens, its AI-powered image recognition tool, over the past year. It can recognize dog and cat breeds, is available on iOS, and on non-Pixel Android phones. Now, at I/O, G...
06:26 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Google wants Maps to be the only thing you need to plan a night
If you're looking to go somewhere, you probably start your search with Google Maps, before heading over to Yelp and Trip Advisor. Google's not happy with that state of affairs, and is determ...
06:22 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Google's AI-driven News app will make sense of the day's news
Google confirmed earlier rumors surrounding its News app at the I/O developers conference on Tuesday, showing off a completely reimagined product designed to handle the rigors of our modern news cycle...
06:21 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Android P 'actions' and 'slices' predict what you want to do next
The next version of Android (still simply known as "P") will introduce a new, predictive app system called Actions and Slices. They go beyond predictive apps &mdash; merely suggesting th...
06:20 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Android P taps AI to help save your battery life
Today at the Google I/O keynote, the search giant took the opportunity to showcase all the new ways artificial intelligence will revolutionize its phone OS with the upcoming Android P. One of the leas...
06:16 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Android P's public beta is available today
Want to try the abundance of new Android P features announced at I/O? If you have the right phone, you can try them today. Google is releasing a public Android P beta for 11 phones, including its own ...
06:10 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Android P introduces iPhone X-like navigation swipes and gestures
First it was the notch, but now Google is taking a more functional cue from Apple's iPhone X: a swipe-based navigation system. (Which, naturally, has its roots elsewhere, long before last year.) ...
06:01 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Android and YouTube will help you manage screen time
Those rumors of Google launching tools to manage your screen time? They're true. The internet giant has used its I/O conference to unveil a string of digital wellbeing initiatives that will help ...
05:49 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Google Assistant will soon be able to make calls to book your appointment
During Google I/O today, the company announced that its Assistant will soon be able to make appointments and reservations for you even when they can't be booked online. It's powered by a new...
05:42 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Gmail's 'Smart Compose' autocompletes your emails as you type
Google recently rolled out a huge makeover for Gmail, with a completely new visual look and other features, but it's not done yet. At I/O, Sundar Pichai revealed a new, very useful-looking featur...
05:42 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Google's smart displays will start shipping in July
We got a sneak peek at Google's upcoming slate of smart displays earlier this year at CES, and now it seems we know when they'll finally come to market. At Google's I/O developer confer...
05:42 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Gmail's Smart Compose autocompletes your emails as you type
Google recently rolled out a huge makeover for Gmail, with a completely new look and other features, but it's not done yet. At I/O, Sundar Pichai revealed Smart Compose. An extension of the curre...
05:42 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Google Assistant smart displays will start shipping in July
We got a sneak peek at Google's upcoming slate of smart displays earlier this year at CES, and now it seems we know when they'll finally come to market. At Google's I/O developer confer...
05:39 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Google Photos will offer AI-powered suggestions to fix your images
AI has long been Google Photo's killer feature, making it easy to find and share your images, rate them on aesthetic appeal, and create interesting things like video. Now, Google is bringing a ne...
05:38 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Google is making it easier to have a conversation with your Assistant
The Google Assistant has been the star of the past few I/O developer conferences, so we're not surprised to see new features being announced today. One of the biggest is "continued conversat...
05:35 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget John Legend is one of six new Google Assistant voices
At the annual I/O developers conference on Tuesday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced that users now have six additional options for their Assistant's voice, one of which is that of famed singer...
05:03 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Ring's Neighbors app is a modern take on neighborhood watches
Smart doorbell company Ring, recently acquired by Amazon, wants to drive a new style of neighborhood watch. Neighbors is a standalone app that takes the quasi-social networking aspect of the Ring app ...
04:44 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Equifax confirms data breach included driver's licenses and passports
Equifax has been dribbling out updates to the scope of its 2017 data breach for months, but how much information was compromised, exactly? You now have a better idea. The credit reporting firm has sub...
04:31 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Uber will halt Walmart grocery deliveries next month
In 2016, Walmart announced that it would be teaming up with Uber and Lyft for grocery deliveries. Though the trial with Lyft never broke out of its initial Denver test market, Walmart's partnersh...
04:19 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Instagram users can buy movie tickets without leaving the app
Today, Fandango announced that people can purchase movie tickets through Instagram, thanks to a "Buy Tickets" button on Fandango's Instagram profile. Additionally, a "Shop" bu...
04:12 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Amazon, Google and Microsoft to attend White House AI summit
The Trump administration hasn't exactly been receptive to AI -- Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin once said it was "not even on [his] radar screen." However, it's warming up. The W...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget We're live at Google's 2018 I/O keynote!
We've slathered on our sunscreen, our cameras have fresh SD cards and our fingers are itchy &mdash; the conditions are right for a Google I/O liveblog. Google has spent the last week dropping...
03:51 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Watch Google's I/O 2018 keynote right here at 1PM ET
Google's I/O developer conference gets underway at 1PM ET today, with CEO Sundar Pichai delivering the keynote. Google is expected to reveal more about the future of Android, including a possible...
03:30 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Meet the dominatrix living inside an Echo Dot
NSFW: This article contains links to and descriptions of explicit sexual acts including BDSM play that some may find uncomfortable. The individuals included in this report are consenting adults who ob...
03:21 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Nintendo Switch wont have a Virtual Console
The announcement of an online service for the Nintendo Switch yesterday raised more questions than answers, it seems. People have been waiting for the Switch Online service ever since the release of t...
03:09 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Facebook will block foreign ads on Ireland's abortion referendum
Facebook has been increasingly stringent about verifying the sources of political ads in its bid to prevent foreign interference, and that's evident in its approach to Ireland. The social network...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Ascape Audio's earbuds boast wireless sound in a convenient package
If you want to put a little Motown in your ears, the Kickstarter campaign for Ascape Audio's newest Detroit-designed fully wireless earbuds and charging case has finally launched. The pitch is as...
02:46 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Watch Microsoft's Build 2018 Day 2 keynote at 11:30AM ET
Yesterday's epic three-and-a-half hour keynote at Build wasn't enough for Microsoft, as the company still has plenty more to say to developers. Today, Joe Belfiore, Corporate Vice President ...
02:30 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Sony A7 III review: A peerless full-frame mirrorless camera
With its latest model, the 24.2-megapixel A7 III, Sony has created a near-perfect all-around camera. It has the best mirrorless autofocus system on the market, sharp, full-frame 4K video, high shootin...
02:17 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget 'World of Warcraft' cyberattacker sentenced to year in prison
One World of Warcraft player is paying the price for taking a virtual rivalry too far. A US federal court has sentenced Romanian man Calin Mateias to spend a year in federal prison after he pleaded gu...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Marshall's latest headphones pack improved audio in a familiar design
Marshall's Major headphones first debuted in 2010, and the company introduced the wireless Major II in 2016. Now Marshall is updating its most popular model with the Major III: a redesigned versi...
01:44 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget SpaceX preps for manned spaceflight with Falcon 9 satellite launch
SpaceX has decided that the latest version of its Falcon 9 rocket is ready to take off after a static-fire test conducted on May 4th. The private corporation has revealed on Twitter that it's pla...
01:30 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Facebook will soon let you rewind livestreams during a broadcast
Facebook didn't dedicate a ton of attention to its live video push at F8 last week, but that doesn't mean the social network isn't hard at work on the feature. In an announcement today ...
01:16 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Google bans ads for bail bond services
In its continued bid to clean up the online advertising space, Google is banning ads from bail-bond companies. In a blog post, the company referred to studies that consistently show for-profit bail bo...
01:04 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget This is Uber's first air taxi prototype
Today, Uber gave CBS News a first look at design models for its new air taxi, which it hopes to fly by 2020. They will be on display at the Uber Elevate Summit this Tuesday in Los Angeles. You can see...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Google Assistant arrives on LG's 2018 premium TVs
First revealed at CES 2018, Google Assistant is now live on LG's AI TV lineup with ThinQ AI, and LG has more details about how it works. The new tech is available on all of LG's OLED and Sup...
12:29 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Twitter is testing an encrypted messaging feature
Twitter is reportedly testing a secret, encrypted messaging option that would enable its platform to go up against Signal, Telegram or WhatsApp. TechCrunch is citing developer Jane Manchun Wong, who f...
12:01 pm -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget European EVs must be fitted with sound emitters by 2021
Electric vehicles come with a raft of features that make them a great benefit in our noisy, polluted world, but now one previously-lauded quality is under fire. Campaigners say that EVs' lack of ...
11:31 am -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Gmail for iOS now sends money and snoozes emails
Gmail on your iPhone can now help you settle a tab with a friend. A quiet update to the iOS app has introduced the ability to send and receive money using Google Pay. As on Android devices, Gmail send...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Sirin's 'blockchain smartphone' will have flagship specs
Late last year, Sirin Labs launched a crowd-sale for what it is calling the "world's first blockchain smartphone." The Finney, named after the late Bitcoin developer Hal Finney, is due ...
10:30 am -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: The Kinect lives on (in a way)
Good morning! So that's Microsoft halfway through, and now Google is making a showing. Get your Google I/O liveblog right here at 10AM Pacific/1PM Eastern, but until then we've got a review ...
09:45 am -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Facebook's Avatars sure look a lot like Snapchat's Bitmoji
Mark Zuckerberg has repeatedly said that visual communication is replacing text, hence the arrival of Facbook Reactions in 2016, and GIF comments last year. Next on the agenda appears to be Facebook A...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Scientists study jumping spiders to create agile robots
However creepy jumping spiders might be, they're undoubtedly biomechanical marvels: they can jump up to six times their body length from a complete stop. Wouldn't that be handy for robots, w...
08:26 am -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget A 'monkey selfie' movie might be on the way
Proving that Hollywood will try anything once (and 17 times if enough people watch it), there might be a movie on based on the infamous "monkey selfie" headed our way. Conde Nast Entertainme...
07:40 am -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Cloud saves are coming to Nintendo Switch this September
Nintendo has finally revealed more details about its long-awaited Switch Online service. In addition to giving you access to NES games adapted for the console, the service will also come with cloud-ba...
06:52 am -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget 'Google AI' is the new home of Google's research and AI divisions
Google Research is no more. The tech titan has combined all its Google Research projects and artificial intelligence efforts under one umbrella simply called "Google AI." Mountain View says ...
05:16 am -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Uber hires NTSB veteran to advise its safety efforts
Uber is ready to rethink its safety approach in the wake of its fatal self-driving car crash. The ridesharing firm told Reuters it has hired former NTSB Chairman Chris Hart as an advisor on its broad...
04:00 am -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget The Linksys router that prioritizes Xbox One gaming is now available
That router Linksys showed off at CES this year -- yes, the one that prioritizes gaming traffic from Xbox consoles -- is now available for purchase in the US. The WRT32XB is the first router designed ...
03:25 am -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget The White House's anti-cyberbullying campaign copied an old FTC pamphlet
First lady Melania Trump has launched a new anti-cyberbullying campaign called "Be Best," and the White House has released a pamphlet to go with it -- one that's not quite as new. As Bu...
02:14 am -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget LG is readying a new Wear OS smartwatch
Ever since Google rebranded Android Wear as Wear OS, there's been a lingering question: when would there be a new smartwatch to spearhead Google's wearable revival? Apparently, the answer i...
01:19 am -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Google reportedly plans Android tools to help you manage screen time
Google keeps dropping announcements ahead of tomorrow's I/O event, including bringing more Assistant features to Wear OS, new web site mute features in Chrome, Google Pay to the web and supportin...
12:22 am -04 - Tue, May 8, 2018
Engadget Multitouch 'skin' makes your body the controller
Having a sophisticated computer interface on your body might seem like the stuff of science fiction, but a group of scientists at Germany's Saarland University have announced exactly that. Called...
11:14 pm -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget Outlook will pay bills directly through your inbox
If you manually pay the bills that pour into your email inbox, you know it can get tiring: you typically have to launch your browser or an app and wade through any number of screens to send your money...
11:14 pm -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget You can soon pay bills directly through your Outlook inbox
If you manually pay the bills that pour into your email inbox, you know it can get tiring: you typically have to launch your browser or an app and wade through any number of screens to send your money...
10:32 pm -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget Watch Microsoft's Build day one keynote in under 15 minutes
If you were hoping to hear about the future of Windows at today's Microsoft Build keynote, well, we have some bad news. CEO Satya Nadella and a large cast of Microsoft spokespeople spend much of ...
09:58 pm -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget Drive.ai to launch first autonomous ride-hailing service in Texas
Texas is no stranger to self-driving car tests, but actual service? Not yet, although it's just around the corner. AI startup Drive.ai is launching the state's first autonomous ride-hailin...
09:29 pm -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget Microsoft Build 2018 by the numbers
During a marathon presentation at the annual Build developers conference, Microsoft executives laid out their vision of a smarter, more responsive IoT-driven future. The company is leveraging AI to be...
09:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget Microsoft's AI future is rooted in its gaming past
The Kinect will never die.Microsoft debuted its motion-sensing camera on June 1st, 2009, showing off a handful of gimmicky applications for the Xbox 360; it promised easy, controller-free gaming for t...
08:36 pm -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget Amazon's 'Transparent' will return for fifth and final season
The future of Amazon hit Transparent seemed murky after lead actor Jeffrey Tambor left the show amid sexual harassment and assault accusations laid against him. But fans of the show may be glad to hea...
08:14 pm -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget Volvo cars and trucks can now share traffic alerts with each other
Volvo Cars announced today that some of its models will begin sharing real-time data with certain Volvo trucks. When drivers of Volvo cars with the Hazard Light Alert system switch on their hazard lig...
07:43 pm -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget Self-learning robots may soon inspect nuclear sites
Some jobs are simply too dangerous for humans. Near the top of that list is nuclear cleanup -- so to keep us mere homo sapiens safe, we're sending in robots. To help improve the bots' decisi...
07:24 pm -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget PUBGs third map will open for all players to test this weekend
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has been teasing its upcoming third map for a month now, and this weekend, players on all platforms will be able to test it out -- no invite required. The newly-name...
06:55 pm -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget Facebook and Instagram videos can now be played in WhatsApp
A new WhatsApp update includes a feature that will allow Facebook and Instagram videos to play directly in WhatsApp itself. So now, when someone you're chatting with in WhatsApp sends you a video...
06:34 pm -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget Instagram may soon offer a soundtrack for your Stories
With recent music licensing deals between Facebook and record labels like Sony, Warner Music, Universal and other European publishers, it would seem as if Facebook, and by extension Instagram, is uniq...
06:13 pm -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget Democrats to release 3,000 Russia-bought Facebook ads
You're about to get more than a small sample of the Russia-connected Facebook ads purchased during the 2016 presidential election. Wall Street Journal sources have learned that Democrats from the...
05:51 pm -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget 'Arrested Development' returns to Netflix on May 29th
When revealing the re-edit of Arrested Development season four that hit Netflix last week, creator Mitch Hurwitz promised fans they wouldn't have to wait long for more of the cult favorite show. ...
05:30 pm -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget Uber crash reportedly caused by software that ignored objects in road
Uber has reportedly discovered that the fatal crash involving one of its prototype self-driving cars was probably caused by software faultily set up to ignore objects in the road, sources told The Inf...
05:17 pm -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget Microsoft's AI cone recognizes faces and voices during meetings
Microsoft has a new tool for making meetings easier. It recognizes speech patterns, automatically transcribing them for remote participants (capable of "multiple" simultaneous translations) ...
05:17 pm -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget The EFF wants you to know why Facebook removed your post
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) wants more transparency from social media sites when it comes to takedowns. Much like reports companies issue for government requests, the EFF would like to se...
05:03 pm -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget Alexa and Cortana finally team up in limited beta
Last year, Amazon and Microsoft announced that their digital assistants would soon be able to communicate and work each other. Initially, the companies said users would have access to these more integ...
05:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget 'League of Legends' finals head to Oakland's Oracle Arena
The North American League of Legends Championship Series has a home for its summer finals... and you'll definitely recognize it. Riot Games has announced that the Summer Split finalists will play...
04:57 pm -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget Microsoft hopes money will entice more developers
Today's the first day of Build, Microsoft's developer conference, so what better time than to announce a huge incentive to attract even more developers? The software giant has just announced...
04:43 pm -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget Microsoft's digital ink tool makes sense of your chickenscratch
During its Build conference today, Microsoft introduced Project Ink Analysis, which does exactly what you'd think: Make sense of digital writing. The toolkit both understands words and provides f...
04:41 pm -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget 'Fortnite' is bringing Thanos to its cartoony battle royale
If you thought Avengers: Infinity War was the ultimate pop-culture mashup, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has another cameo up its sleeve. Franchise villain Thanos will make a limited appearance in For...
04:19 pm -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget Tesla patent application explains how its solar roof tiles work
Tesla's solar roof tiles are revolutionary because they look like regular shingles. They cut out the need for unsightly solar panels while delivering about 98 percent of the efficiency of normal ...
04:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget Google's IoT platform Android Things is open to all developers
To help folks build software make their hardware products play nice with the Internet of Things, Google announced at the end of 2016 it would create a toolkit called Android Things. It was released in...
04:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget JBL's next soundbar doubles as an Android TV box
JBL and Google announced a new soundbar that gives users voice control over a number of features and devices via the Google Assistant. When you plug the JBL Link Bar into your TV, for example, you can...
03:40 pm -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget Microsoft repurposes Kinect to boost AI and Azure development
Kinect didn't die, it just changed forms. Today at its annual Build developers conference, Microsoft announced Project Kinect for Azure saying that the sensor array will have all the capabilities...
03:30 pm -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget Microsoft's Android launcher can run apps from your Windows Timeline
Windows 10's Timeline feature is now decidedly more useful away from your PC, provided you use the right software. To start, Microsoft Launcher on Android now supports Timeline -- you can pick up...
03:30 pm -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget Microsoft 365 now includes machine learning tools
Today at Microsoft's annual developer conference, the company announced a slew of new tools for its Microsoft 365 suite, which combines Windows 10, Office 365 and its Enterprise Mobility + Securi...
03:30 pm -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget Microsoft taps mixed reality for better collaboration and user support
Today at Build 2018, Microsoft announced two new mixed-reality apps for Microsoft HoloLens that will provide new opportunities for developers and bring VR, AR and more into the workplace. Microsoft Re...
03:30 pm -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget Microsoft wants to use AI to help people with disabilities
One of Microsoft's biggest announcements at Build this year is all about using artificial intelligence for social good. Through the new AI for Accessibility program, Microsoft has committed $25 m...
03:30 pm -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget Windows' 'Your Phone' puts mobile files and alerts within reach
Satya Nadella hasn't even taken the stage to kick off Microsoft's Build developer conference here in Seattle, but the company has already released some news ahead of its opening-day keynote....
03:14 pm -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget Luke Cage season two introduces a powerful new enemy
Today, Netflix released a trailer for the second season of Marvel's Luke Cage, the story of a bulletproof man (Mike Colter) who is fighting to save Harlem from forces that want to do the local po...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget LG G7 ThinQ review: A worthy S9 rival with a notch
When it comes to Android flagships, Samsung is king of the hill. According to a recent IDC report, Samsung is the No. 1 Android brand in the world, with Huawei and Xiaomi close behind. Nowhere on that...
02:44 pm -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget Watch Microsoft's Build 2018 keynote at 11:30AM ET
Microsoft's Build developer conference kicks off today at 11:30AM Eastern with a keynote from CEO Satya Nadella. As we've covered, you can expect to hear more about the company's AI pla...
02:21 pm -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget Volvo will embed Google Assistant and Maps into future cars
Volvo announced today that its next-generation Sensus infotainment system, which will run on Android, will have the Google Assistant, Google Maps and the Google Play Store embedded within it. Adding G...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget What we're buying: A pair of Google Home Mini speakers
This week's hardware IRL is timely, as Google is about to showcase what's coming next at its annual developer conference. It's the perfect occasion to hear Timothy J. Seppala's tho...
01:41 pm -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget NVIDIA kills its 'anticompetitive' GeForce Partner Program
NVIDIA has canceled the GeForce Partner Program (GPP) just two months after announcing it. The GPP began with little fanfare in early March, but it quickly became clear (thanks to work by HardOCP'...
01:20 pm -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget YouTube takes control of Vevo music video ads
Vevo has struck a deal with YouTube that will significantly change the ads you see played on your favorite artist's music videos, ReCode has reported. Rather than ads for other Vevo videos, as yo...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget Niantic details this year's 'Pokmon Go' events
Last year, Niantic hosted a day-long Pok&eacute;mon Go festival in Chicago with 20,000 diehard fans of the smash hit mobile game. Unfortunately, it was a disaster, with both the local data network...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget Fitbit adds Quick Replies to its smartwatch platform
Fitbit isn't having a great time right now, and last week the company admitted that it had to swallow an $81 million loss over the last three months. But, with a growing smartwatch ecosystem, it&...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget Fitbit activates female health tracking on the Versa and Ionic
Two months ago, when Fitbit unveiled its Versa smartwatch, the company also announced an upcoming feature called "Female health tracking" that would launch in May. Now that we're a week...
12:15 pm -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget Handheld skin printer could help heal burn victims
A handheld device that deposits skin directly onto patients' wounds could revolutionize the way that doctors treat burns and other wounds. The printer, developed by University of Toronto research...
11:30 am -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget A VR quest to make you care about endangered species
Most of us don't think about rhinos on a daily basis. We're too consumed with maintaining inbox-zero or making sure our cat is healthy. When the last male white northern rhino died in March,...
10:30 am -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Elon Musk's candy dreams
It's a busy week coming up. Microsoft's Build conference kicks off today, then, with no time for a break, it's Google I/O. What to expect from Microsoft? This. What does Google have pla...
07:10 am -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget Sophisticated Android malware tracks all your phone activities
An advanced type of malware can spy on nearly every Android smartphone function and steal passwords, photos, video, screenshots and data from WhatsApp, Telegram and other apps. "ZooPark" tar...
04:00 am -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget MIT's self-driving car can navigate unmapped country roads
There's a good reason why companies often test self-driving cars in big cities: they'd be lost most anywhere else. They typically need well-labeled 3D maps to identify curbs, lanes and sign...
02:58 am -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget Cambridge Analytica's Facebook data models survived until 2017
Facebook may have succeeded in getting Cambridge Analytica to delete millions of users' data in January 2016, but the information based on that data appears to have survived for much longer. The ...
01:30 am -04 - Mon, May 7, 2018
Engadget Apple's influential, iconic iMac turns 20
There are few individual computer models that have left a lasting mark on the industry, but you can definitely put the iMac on that list. Apple introduced its signature all-in-one desktop at a specia...
11:57 pm -04 - Sun, May 6, 2018
Engadget Vudu update brings 4K Disney movies to Apple TV
When the Apple TV 4K arrived, there was one glaring omission in its movie catalog: Disney. No matter how much you wanted, you couldn't (officially) see the latest Marvel or Pixar flick in its fu...
10:02 pm -04 - Sun, May 6, 2018
Engadget Chinese spies linked to decade-long hacking campaign
China's long-running hacking efforts may be more extensive than first thought. Security researchers at ProtectWise's 401TRG team have determined that a long series of previously unconnected ...
08:35 pm -04 - Sun, May 6, 2018
Engadget Police face recognition misidentified 2,300 as potential criminals
Ask critics of police face recognition why they're so skeptical and they'll likely cite unreliability as one factor. What if the technology flags an innocent person? Unfortunately, that ca...
07:03 pm -04 - Sun, May 6, 2018
Engadget Kia unveils production Niro EV crossover with 280-mile range
When Kia unveiled the Niro EV at CES, it prompted one main question: how much would the electric crossover change between its flashy concept and the on-the-road car? We now have a better idea. Kia has...
05:32 pm -04 - Sun, May 6, 2018
Engadget California to require solar panels on most new homes
There's no question that solar power is entering the mainstream, but California is about to give it a giant boost. The state's Energy Commission is expected to approve new energy standards ...
04:00 pm -04 - Sun, May 6, 2018
Engadget Eve Online' turns 15 today, and its history is epic
Today is the 15th anniversary of the legendarily fascinating virtual world EVE Online, a massively multiplayer spaceship game that has become famous for the incredible stories that sometimes emerge fr...
04:00 pm -04 - Sun, May 6, 2018
Engadget 'Eve Online' turns 15 today, and its history is epic
Today is the 15th anniversary of the legendarily fascinating virtual world EVE Online, a massively multiplayer spaceship game that has become famous for the incredible stories that sometimes emerge fr...
03:00 pm -04 - Sun, May 6, 2018
Engadget After Math: Robot revolutionaries
The whole "fear of SkyNet" trope is a bit moot at this point, seeing as how robots have already infiltrated our roads, skies and cafeteria-style eateries. You can already see it happening wi...
01:31 pm -04 - Sun, May 6, 2018
Engadget YouTube pulls hundreds of videos over essay cheating ads
YouTube doesn't have it easy managing the ads it automatically inserts itself, but it's another challenge entirely to manage the ads baked into the videos themselves. The online video giant...
12:00 pm -04 - Sun, May 6, 2018
Engadget Ben Heck's mini pinball game: Analysis and programming
Ben is moving walls around, but don't expect him to quit his day job to become an architect just yet. After a few tests on the pieces for the modular miniature pinball kit, it has been decided th...
08:44 am -04 - Sun, May 6, 2018
Engadget Facebook's friend suggestions helped connect extremists
When you think of internet giants fighting terrorism online, there's a good chance you think of them banning accounts and deleting posts. However, their friend suggestions may prove to be just a...
04:22 am -04 - Sun, May 6, 2018
Engadget Ticketmaster hopes to speed up event access by scanning your face
Ticketmaster envisions a future wherein you no longer need either a physical or a digital ticket to get into a venue. Its parent company Live Nation, has announced that the ticket sales giant has team...
02:35 am -04 - Sun, May 6, 2018
Engadget Elon Musk's next project might be... a candy company?
No, Elon Musk isn't done envisioning strange new ventures just yet. Hot on the heels of his cyborg dragon, a comedy project and the Boring Company's flamethrower, the serial entrepreneur has...
01:09 am -04 - Sun, May 6, 2018
Engadget Facebook's 'Sauron alert' protects staff against privacy breaches
The news that Facebook fired an engineer who abused his power to stalk women has raised a question: can the social network raise alarm bells if one of its workers accesses private data? The answer ap...
11:33 pm -04 - Sat, May 5, 2018
Engadget NSA tripled its phone record collection in 2017
The NSA retired its old surveillance program that indiscriminately inhaled billions of phone logs a day back in 2015, but that doesn't meant it's no longer collecting call data. According to...
09:59 pm -04 - Sat, May 5, 2018
Engadget UK orders Cambridge Analytica to provide data on US voter
Cambridge Analytica isn't completely out of the woods just because it's technically shutting down. The UK's Information Commissioner's Office has ordered Cambridge Analytica affil...
08:32 pm -04 - Sat, May 5, 2018
Engadget US elevates the role of Cyber Command
After months of talk and planning, US Cyber Command is now just as important as the rest of the Pentagon's commands -- at least, on paper. The military has officially elevated its cyberwarfare d...
07:01 pm -04 - Sat, May 5, 2018
Engadget Facebook only checks for impostors within your circle of friends
When you go to Face Recognition in Facebook's Settings page, there's a link that leads you to more info about it that says switching it on can "help protect you from strangers using a p...
05:29 pm -04 - Sat, May 5, 2018
Engadget Apple News had a one-week exclusive on a documentary series
Apple isn't kidding about its intentions to turn its News app into more than just an aggregator. BuzzFeed has confirmed to Digiday that Apple reached a deal to premiere the documentary series Fu...
04:00 pm -04 - Sat, May 5, 2018
Engadget Recommended Reading: The 'Stories' invasion won't relent anytime soon
Why 'Stories' Took Over Your SmartphoneIan Bogost,The AtlanticSnapchat may have created the monster, but in nearly every social (and some not-so-social) app you fire up, you'll be greet...
02:30 pm -04 - Sat, May 5, 2018
Engadget BMW M550i review: Equal parts luxury and power
Cruising along on the autobahn at 220 kilometers per hour (136 miles per hour) is equal parts exciting and anxiety-inducing because my brain can't shake the feeling I'm still breaking the la...
01:00 pm -04 - Sat, May 5, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
You made it to right here, Saturday morning. This week, Nintendo faced a patent infringement investigation over its Switch, Sprint and T-Mobile announce they're together, and the notch rears its ...
11:09 am -04 - Sat, May 5, 2018
Engadget NASA's InSight lander is on its way to Mars
The first NASA mission that will look into the Martian interior is now on its way to the red planet. NASA's Mars InSight lander has launched on top of a ULA Atlas V rocket and is a historic launc...
06:07 am -04 - Sat, May 5, 2018
Engadget Wander 'Burning Man' in VR with help from the Smithsonian
Despite hosting tens of millions of visitors annually, the Smithsonian remains inaccessible to anyone unable to physically make the trip to visit. That's why the Smithsonian American Art Museum i...
03:47 am -04 - Sat, May 5, 2018
Engadget Google will reportedly revamp News with video and speed tweaks
Google News is getting a major refresh, pulling in features from YouTube and the Play Newsstand magazine app to modernize the product, according to Ad Age. Google has been in talks with publishers ove...
01:44 am -04 - Sat, May 5, 2018
Engadget Univision plans Netflix-style streaming service
Univision's streaming ambitions are growing beyond live video. The Hispanic-American broadcaster has unveiled an on-demand service that gives you access to both its own shows as well as partners...
12:30 am -04 - Sat, May 5, 2018
Engadget Idaho State University lost a dirty bomb's worth of plutonium
Well this isn't good. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the federal agency tasked with administering the nation's supply of fissile materials, announced on Friday that Idaho State Universit...
11:27 pm -04 - Fri, May 4, 2018
Engadget Gboard beta for Android lets you create your own GIFs
Google's third-party keyboard Gboard added a quick way to create reaction GIFs on iOS last January. Now the feature is starting to show up on some Android handsets, as first noted by Android Poli...
10:47 pm -04 - Fri, May 4, 2018
Engadget Apple will shut down Texture's terrible Windows app
Apple bought Texture, the 'Netflix for magazines,' back in March as a clear bid to get in on an uncluttered media provider niche. The service gives subscribers unlimited access to a number o...
10:07 pm -04 - Fri, May 4, 2018
Engadget John Cenas animated comedy arrives on YouTube Red May 30th
YouTube Red's upcoming animated series Dallas &amp; Robo is set to premiere on May 30th and it stars Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls) and pro wrestler -- now actor -- John Cena. Dallas, played by...
09:32 pm -04 - Fri, May 4, 2018
Engadget Pandora nears 6 million paid subscribers as it chases profit
In the face of stern competition from the likes of Spotify and Apple Music, Pandora managed to show some growth in its latest earnings report. Paid subscribers for Pandora Plus and Pandora Premium, th...
09:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 4, 2018
Engadget F8 proved theres no escape from Facebook
During a keynote about privacy at F8, Facebook's Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos shared an image of the world that used light to show the sheer size of the company's network. It was inten...
08:48 pm -04 - Fri, May 4, 2018
Engadget YouTube music app gets a streamlined now playing screen
With YouTube Remix on the horizon and Google Play Music on its way out (not to mention Google I/O next week), it's not a surprise that YouTube Music, the app that the company rolled out in 2015, ...
08:30 pm -04 - Fri, May 4, 2018
Engadget What to expect at Microsoft's Build 2018 conference
Fresh off of Windows 10's major April update, Microsoft is gearing up for its Build conference in Seattle Monday. The annual event, like Google I/O (which starts just one day later), is a celebra...
07:58 pm -04 - Fri, May 4, 2018
Engadget Apple will fix bug affecting iPhone 7 and 7 Plus microphones
Some iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models running iOS 11.3 or later are experiencing an issue with their microphones. Some users have reported that after updating, their phones' microphones stopped working...
07:36 pm -04 - Fri, May 4, 2018
Engadget Of course Snapchat jumped on the Star Wars Day hype
You're either cringing at everyone saying "May the 4th be with you" today or you're the one causing the cringing, but either way, Snapchat is here to help you celebrate Star Wars D...
07:15 pm -04 - Fri, May 4, 2018
Engadget How police are using corpses to unlock phones
If you've ever imagined a scenario where police demand you unlock your phone and thought "Over my dead body!" &mdash; we have bad news for you. Here in our absurd dystopian future, ...
07:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 4, 2018
Engadget Google Assistant can now buy movie tickets on your behalf
Google Assistant's latest trick is ordering movie tickets. It's a partnership with Fandango that enables the digital helper to assist you with movie night decisions. You can buy tickets with...
06:46 pm -04 - Fri, May 4, 2018
Engadget Google's latest app easily transfers VR180 footage to your phone
Google's work toward democratizing virtual reality has taken a big step forward. The company recenlty released the VR180 app for Android and iOS, which takes photos and video captured on its spec...
06:30 pm -04 - Fri, May 4, 2018
Engadget What to expect at Google I/O 2018
It's somehow already May, which means Google's I/O developer conference is right around the corner: next week, in fact. The show is once again being held in scenic Mountain View, California,...
06:16 pm -04 - Fri, May 4, 2018
Engadget Billboard weighs paid streams more heavily on its music charts
Since Billboard started using streaming data in calculating the country's most popular songs and albums in 2013, there's been a sea change in how music's popularity is quantified. Some ...
06:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 4, 2018
Engadget To find a job, play these games
I am trying to fill animated balloons with water without them bursting. I watch my laptop screen with laser focus, rapping the space bar as soon as a green dot appears. I weigh how much money to trade...
05:39 pm -04 - Fri, May 4, 2018
Engadget Vine's rapturous return has been delayed indefinitely
When Twitter shut down Vine in early 2017, the internet mourned what had become a haven for bizarre and unexpectedly sublime content. But by the end of the year, hope returned when its cofounder Dom H...
05:21 pm -04 - Fri, May 4, 2018
Engadget Senator wants Facebook to stop tracking users after they log out
Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) isn't pleased with Facebook and he wants the FTC to do as much as it can to ensure the company is protecting its users' privacy and data. In a letter sent this w...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 4, 2018
Engadget One man built his own vacation spot in VR
When most people fancy a vacation, they pack up their suitcase and go somewhere warm like Barbados. Not Bastiaan Hooimeijer, who goes by the name "Naam" online. Instead, he built his own hol...
04:30 pm -04 - Fri, May 4, 2018
Engadget The best EV charging stations
By Eric C. EvartsThis 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...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 4, 2018
Engadget The first standalone Google Daydream VR headset is now available
The Lenovo Mirage Solo is the first standalone VR headset that runs Google's Daydream. Now, Google has announced that the headset, along with the Mirage camera, are available for purchase today. ...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 4, 2018
Engadget Lenovo Mirage Solo review: A solid VR headset looking for a niche
There's nothing quite like spring in New York. It's warm, but not too warm. Protests and open-air markets are spinning up at Union Square. The popsicle vendor next to the office is slinging ...
03:28 pm -04 - Fri, May 4, 2018
Engadget 'Arrested Development' season 5 will include Jeffrey Tambor
After Jeffrey Tambor was accused of sexual harassment and assault by multiple women, he left the hit show Transparent. However, what would become of his other projects was up in the air. Now, Netflix ...
02:57 pm -04 - Fri, May 4, 2018
Engadget MoviePass competitor Sinemia offers movie plans starting at $5/month
Today, Sinemia, a MoviePass competitor, announced its lowest pricing to date. For just $4.99 (on an annual plan), moviegoers in the US, UK, Canada and Australia can get one ticket per month to any 2D,...
02:36 pm -04 - Fri, May 4, 2018
Engadget Google will verify the identity of those buying US political ads
Following similar moves from Facebook and Twitter, Google has now announced how it will be handling political ads going forward. All three have been compelled to address the issues that arose from the...
02:14 pm -04 - Fri, May 4, 2018
Engadget Jeff Bezos adds 'puppy savior' to his resum
Talking to a human when you need to contact Amazon seems close to impossible. Apparently, all you need to do to get a hold of Jeff Bezos though is have your puppy stolen by a delivery driver and guess...
01:46 pm -04 - Fri, May 4, 2018
Engadget Next 'Minecraft' update will be the last for older consoles
If you love playing Minecraft on the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U or PS Vita, the game's developers have some bad news for you. The next update, called "Update Aquatic," will be the last that i...
01:25 pm -04 - Fri, May 4, 2018
Engadget Lyft puts 30 self-driving cars to work in Las Vegas
If you're in Las Vegas, you can now experience what it feels like to ride in a self-driving car: Lyft has announced that it's unleashing 30 autonomous vehicles in the city. The ride-hailing ...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 4, 2018
Engadget Challenge your friends to lightsaber duels in 'Star Wars: Jedi Challenges'
Last November, Disney and Lenovo partnered up to release Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, an augmented reality experience that combines video games with a lightweight AR headset and a matching lightsaber. ...
11:26 am -04 - Fri, May 4, 2018
Engadget Criminals used a drone swarm to disrupt an FBI hostage rescue
Drones are what you make of them. One person's wedding videographer is another person's drug mule. And while hobbyist drones were first used for simple jobs like sneaking contraband into pri...
10:32 am -04 - Fri, May 4, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Gaming cheats are getting caught
Welcome to the end! Of this week. We get a vague due date for Tesla's next big project, the Model Y, Google's voice assistant makes its way into thousands more smart devices and cheaters nev...
09:08 am -04 - Fri, May 4, 2018
Engadget Netflix's 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' could end with a movie
Kimmy Schmidt's adventures outside her doomsday cult leader's underground prison might be coming to an end after its upcoming season. And according to Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter, he...
07:30 am -04 - Fri, May 4, 2018
Engadget Facebook's new dark comedy show will star Catherine Zeta-Jones
Facebook might be busy winning the augmented reality war and dealing with the trail of destruction the Cambridge Analytica scandal left in its wake, but it hasn't forgotten its original programmi...
05:45 am -04 - Fri, May 4, 2018
Engadget 'Record Player' app searches Spotify when you snap a pic of an album
Say you're at a record store and you come across an album that you'd like to listen to before you buy it. Now there's an app that can help you out with that. It's sort of like Shaz...
04:17 am -04 - Fri, May 4, 2018
Engadget 'Record Player' app searches Spotify when you snap a pic of an album
Say you're at a record store and you come across an album that you'd like to listen to before you buy it. Now there's an app that can help you out with that. It's sort of like Shaz...
04:14 am -04 - Fri, May 4, 2018
Engadget Robotic woks are the chefs in this Boston restaurant
Four MIT students who once built a soccer ball-kicking robot got together with a Michelin-starred chef to build a restaurant that's not quite what you're used to. How? Well, it's staffe...
02:06 am -04 - Fri, May 4, 2018
Engadget YouTube gets 1.8 billion logged-in viewers monthly
On stage today at Radio City Music Hall, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki made a surprising revelation: the service gets 1.8 billion logged-in viewers every month. And that doesn't include people who a...
02:02 am -04 - Fri, May 4, 2018
Engadget Microsoft is making it easier to take screenshots in Windows 10
The next Windows 10 Insider preview build includes a lot of trial features -- including a new way to take screenshots. Instead of putting its Screen Sketch tool behind the Windows Ink menu, it's ...
12:19 am -04 - Fri, May 4, 2018
Engadget Will Smith's Grand Canyon bungee jump airs on YouTube September 25th
If you haven't noticed, Will Smith has found a new surge of creative energy with his YouTube channel. And in March, he agreed to bungee jump over the Grand Canyon from a helicopter on YouTube, af...
11:24 pm -04 - Thu, May 3, 2018
Engadget Adobe offers schools Creative Cloud licenses for $5/year
Adobe has been slowly moving its apps and services to the cloud since 2013. If you use any of the company's creative products &mdash; like Photoshop, Illustrator or Lightroom &mdash; you ...
10:40 pm -04 - Thu, May 3, 2018
Engadget Samsung Pay offers cash back on purchases from select retailers
Samsung announced a new Cash Back program for those making certain purchases through Samsung Pay. Within the Samsung Pay app's home screen, there's a new Cash Back section and tapping it wil...
10:03 pm -04 - Thu, May 3, 2018
Engadget Anheuser-Busch will haul beer in Nikola hydrogen-electric trucks
The rivalry between Nikola and Tesla is only getting hotter... figuratively speaking. Mere months after ordering 40 Tesla Semis, Anheuser-Busch has ordered "up to" 800 of Nikola's hydro...
09:32 pm -04 - Thu, May 3, 2018
Engadget NPR and public radio group buy popular podcast app Pocket Casts
NPR, This American Life, WNYC Studios and WBEZ Chicago have teamed up to buy Pocket Casts, a cross-platform podcast app. The public radio outlets hope to improve the podcast discovery experience, help...
09:01 pm -04 - Thu, May 3, 2018
Engadget Stephen Hawkings last paper has been published on multiverse theory
The last paper Stephen Hawking wrote before he died has now been published in the Journal of High Energy Physics. Though some version of the paper has been available on the preprint site arXiv since l...
08:44 pm -04 - Thu, May 3, 2018
Engadget US charges Ex-VW CEO with fraud over Dieselgate scandal
Volkswagen's former CEO Martin Winterkorn has been formally charged with conspiracy and wire fraud in US federal court over the corporation's diesel emissions-cheating scandal. It's par...
08:29 pm -04 - Thu, May 3, 2018
Engadget Twitter warns all users to change passwords following internal bug
Twitter announced today that a bug allowed users' passwords to be stored internally without being masked. When things are working correctly, Twitter stores hashed passwords, turning them into ran...
08:18 pm -04 - Thu, May 3, 2018
Engadget Beyond Good & Evil 2 ditches Jade in favor of a character creator
Ubisoft pulled the curtain back a little further on the massively ambitious Beyond Good &amp; Evil 2. During a Twitch stream, a trio of developers led by creative director Michel Ancel explained t...
08:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 3, 2018
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Save $70 on Samsung's SmartThings Home Monitoring kit
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...
07:45 pm -04 - Thu, May 3, 2018
Engadget Instagram shopping is about to get dangerously easy
Last month, Instagram revealed an upcoming appointment-booking feature, another step towards the company's larger plans of becoming a shopping service of sorts. Now TechCrunch reports that the ph...
07:32 pm -04 - Thu, May 3, 2018
Engadget Toyota will test risky self-driving scenarios at a Michigan track
It's not enough to test self-driving cars in realistic conditions -- if they're going to avoid crashes, they need to handle nightmare scenarios. Toyota is about to address that. It's ...
07:17 pm -04 - Thu, May 3, 2018
Engadget Samsungs new camera sensor plays nice with phones besides the Galaxy S
Today, Samsung announced that the 16-megapixel ISCOCELL Slim 3P9 image sensor is now available. This image sensor is designed for cameras on mobile devices; because of its Tetracell technology, this 1...
07:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 3, 2018
Engadget New 'Overwatch' map brings the battle to Italy's canals
Last month, players of Blizzard's hero shooter Overwatch took a trip into the game's fictional past with a new temporary game mode, Retribution. The brawl portrayed heroes escaping through t...
06:46 pm -04 - Thu, May 3, 2018
Engadget Google adds more Assistant features to Wear OS
Google brought its AI assistant to Android Wear 2.0 last year, and has been adding features like Routines and Custom Device Actions ever since. Now the company is bringing a few new features to Assist...
06:30 pm -04 - Thu, May 3, 2018
Engadget Atmospheric harvesters will enable arid nations to drink from thin air
As climate change continues to wreak havoc upon the Earth's weather patterns, formerly lush locales like the American West are finding themselves increasingly parched. Perhaps nowhere is that abr...
06:16 pm -04 - Thu, May 3, 2018
Engadget Microsoft is fixing a Windows 10 bug that causes Chrome to freeze
Since the Windows 10 April update, some users have been dealing with frozen systems when they're running apps including Chrome or using the "Hey, Cortana" command. The good news is Micr...
06:02 pm -04 - Thu, May 3, 2018
Engadget Video Game Hall of Fame inducts Tomb Raider and Final Fantasy VII
The Strong museum has announced this year's inductees to the World Video Game Hall of Fame -- Spacewar!, John Madden Football, Tomb Raider and Final Fantasy VII. They were selected from 12 finali...
05:45 pm -04 - Thu, May 3, 2018
Engadget Amazon lets every Alexa developer offer in-skill purchases
Now that it's easier to ask Amazon's Alexa follow-up questions, it's only natural that its shopping options are getting a boost. Soon you'll be able to ask Alexa to buy even more t...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 3, 2018
Engadget Chrome learns to mute sites based on your web history
Right now, your web browser's response to auto-playing content tends to take one of two extremes: either it mutes everything or blasts your ears. But there are some times you do want sound right ...
04:40 pm -04 - Thu, May 3, 2018
Engadget Sonos plans home theater event for June 6th
Sonos announced today that it will be hosting an event in June and its invite included the image below. While it's not yet clear exactly what's on the docket for this event, it could have so...
04:24 pm -04 - Thu, May 3, 2018
Engadget What we're watching: 'Avengers: Infinity War' and 'Lost in Space'
This week's IRL heads to the theater, where the latest Marvel flick is setting box-office records. Find out how several of our editors felt about it (spoiler-free, although we can't guarante...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 3, 2018
Engadget Google's hacking protection tools now keep native iOS apps safe
Google's Advanced Protection Program can be extremely valuable if you're a high-profile hacking target who's willing to trade a ton of convenience for some extra peace of mind. However,...
03:46 pm -04 - Thu, May 3, 2018
Engadget 'PUBG' players can now pick which map to die on
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds players can now opt to avoid the much-maligned desert map, as the game's map selection feature is now available on PC. You can select which map or maps you'...
03:31 pm -04 - Thu, May 3, 2018
Engadget Amazon and Jay-Z's Roc Nation team up for Meek Mill docu-series
Amazon and Jay-Z's Roc Nation are working together to produce a documentary starring rapper Meek Mill and his battle with the US criminal justice system over the past 10 years. According to Varie...
03:07 pm -04 - Thu, May 3, 2018
Engadget Blizzard and Epic take 'Overwatch' and 'Fortnite' cheating very seriously
Game-makers have had a field day making examples out of cheaters the past few weeks. Most recently, a pair of Overwatch hackers were charged in South Korea as a result of a year-long investigation by ...
02:45 pm -04 - Thu, May 3, 2018
Engadget Facebook is winning the augmented reality war
If it weren't for data privacy, fake news and hate speech taking up so much air time, this year's Facebook conference would've probably centered around a far less controversial topic: a...
02:22 pm -04 - Thu, May 3, 2018
Engadget Xiaomi is officially coming to the UK and Europe
In addition to filing what could be the world's largest IPO since Alibaba, Xiaomi is also spreading its wings and landing in the UK and other European markets. Thanks to a partnership with CK Hut...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 3, 2018
Engadget Developers would rather ignore Cambridge Analytica at F8
Facebook is ready to turn the page on the Cambridge Analytica user privacy scandal, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg made that perfectly clear yesterday during his F8 opening keynote. "I'm going to g...
01:42 pm -04 - Thu, May 3, 2018
Engadget General Motors is 3D printing parts to make EVs more efficient
The virtues of 3D printing have long been touted by a vast range of manufacturers, so it was only a matter of time before the EV industry got in on the action. General Motors has announced that, along...
01:21 pm -04 - Thu, May 3, 2018
Engadget Amazon puts Seattle expansion on pause over tax proposal
Amazon is extremely unhappy over a Seattle tax proposal that would set it back between $20 to $30 million a year that it halted its major expansion plans in its home city. According to The New York Ti...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 3, 2018
Engadget Google Assistant now works with every major smart home device brand
Google's I/O developer conference is happening next week, and it'll be just about two years since the Google Assistant was first introduced. As such, the company is taking some time to annou...
12:44 pm -04 - Thu, May 3, 2018
Engadget Australia is forming its own space agency
Australia is finally getting its own space agency. After months of talks, the federal government has decided it's time the land down under is on par with other developed nations -- including its ...
12:15 pm -04 - Thu, May 3, 2018
Engadget Tesla's latest prediction for Model Y's arrival is 2020
Tesla has largely kept its forthcoming Model Y shrouded in mystery. We know it's a crossover EV, and we know it might not have mirrors, and that's about it. But CEO Elon Musk has now reveale...
11:21 am -04 - Thu, May 3, 2018
Engadget Harmonix is reviving Rock Band Network in 'Rock Band 4'
During a livestream on Tuesday, Harmonix announced that after a few years away, the Rock Band Network is coming back. Originally announced in 2009 near the height of plastic guitar controller mania, i...
10:30 am -04 - Thu, May 3, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Most of us don't mind the smartphone notch
The smartphone notch isn't going anywhere, MoviePass' movie-a-day plan is back and the latest Google Doodle comes with a VR upgrade....
09:12 am -04 - Thu, May 3, 2018
Engadget HTC will reveal its next flagship on May 23rd
In an interesting twist on the clich&eacute;d device tease, HTC has preempted an iFixit-style teardown by showing the back and guts of the phone it's about to release. It looks like the U12 (...
08:32 am -04 - Thu, May 3, 2018
Engadget Nest's Temperature Sensor is now available for $39
Don't worry if you missed out on pre-ordering Nest's Temperature Sensor last month -- it's now available for purchase, and you can even get it straight from the company's website o...
06:55 am -04 - Thu, May 3, 2018
Engadget Steam beta adds support for Nintendo's Switch Pro Controller
Steam already works with a bunch of gamepads, including PS4's and Xbox 360's/One's, thanks to the Valve controller's software component. But if you'd rather use Nintendo Switc...
05:25 am -04 - Thu, May 3, 2018
Engadget Xiaomi's Hong Kong IPO expected to raise at least $10 billion
Xiaomi's interest in listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange hasn't exactly been a well-kept secret, and following months of speculation, the time has finally arrived. Today, the Chinese sma...
03:36 am -04 - Thu, May 3, 2018
Engadget Samsung's latest microSD card is beefy enough for your dash cam
Most microSD cards are perfectly fine for your smartphone. Your dash cam or home security camera, however? That's another story -- that non-stop video recording can be brutal on cards that aren...
02:31 am -04 - Thu, May 3, 2018
Engadget Apple taps into true crime hype with new series order
Among the shows Apple picked up in the last year was an adaptation of the true crime novel Are You Sleeping? starring the ineffable Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water, Hidden Figures, The Help). Whil...
01:34 am -04 - Thu, May 3, 2018
Engadget Alexa becomes a playtime storyteller for Lego Duplo blocks
It's not just Amazon setting out to make Alexa kid-friendly. Lego has unveiled an Alexa story skill that guides younger children (aged 2 to 5) through playtime with Duplo blocks. Kids and their...
12:47 am -04 - Thu, May 3, 2018
Engadget Google Pay makes its way to the web
Google Pay is no longer confined to smartphones. As promised, Google is rolling out its rebranded shopping experience available on the web for both PC and iOS device users. It'll seem very fami...
12:00 am -04 - Thu, May 3, 2018
Engadget Google's first VR Doodle honors filmmaker Georges Mlis
Visit the Google home page tomorrow (May 3rd) and you'll find an unusual Doodle of a stick-thin man with a pristine suit. Click and you'll be presented with a YouTube player that brings the ...
11:33 pm -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget DC's streaming service has a name and a new show
DC's streaming service is no longer quite so mysterious. The unlimited video offering is now called DC Universe (not to be confused with the DC Extended Universe), and has a landing page to whet ...
10:58 pm -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget BMW, Ford and GM want to bring blockchain to your car
Seemingly every company is determined to hop on the blockchain bandwagon, and that includes automakers. BMW, Ford, GM, Renault and and a string of tech partners (including Bosch and IBM) have formed ...
10:22 pm -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget Streaming TV firm Philo is offering three months of Pandora Premium
Streaming TV upstart Philo is giving customers a freebie: three months of Pandora Premium for new and existing subscribers to either of its packages. Pandora's on-demand music service already off...
09:40 pm -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget The $200 Uno synth crams a ton of features into a small package
IK Multimedia is known for its wide variety of music gear, including MIDI controllers, mixers and instrument interfaces. Now the company has just launched its first analog synth, a compact little mach...
09:14 pm -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget Cambridge Analytica is closing, but it solves nothing
Cambridge Analytica is closing up shop. Company executives continue to deny any wrongdoing and insist the shuttering of both it and parent company SCL is due to the loss of business resulting from &qu...
08:55 pm -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget Spotify touts 75 million subscribers in first quarterly earnings report
Spotify made its New York Stock Exchange debut last month, and today the streaming service announced its first earning report as a public company. As part of its pre-filing paperwork, we already knew ...
08:48 pm -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget Facebook: AI will protect you
Artificial intelligence is a key part of everything Facebook does, from chat bots in Messenger to powering the personalized recommendations you get on apps like Instagram. But, as great as the technol...
08:39 pm -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget Tesla: Model 3 production could hit 5,000 per week in two months
One of the major stories about Tesla's car business has been its struggle to build sufficient quantities of its Model 3 electric car. In a just-released earnings report the company said that prio...
08:36 pm -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget Twitter will stream 20 regular-season WNBA games starting May 20th
For the second year in a row, Twitter will livestream WNBA games. The coverage starts on May 20th with a four-game blitz starting at 1PM ET, and will follow with one streamed every Tuesday until the s...
08:14 pm -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget Senator urges Uber to stop forced arbitration in sexual assault cases
A CNN investigation recently revealed that Uber has had at least 103 different sexual assault cases filed against its drivers in the past four years. What's worse is that Uber has also reportedly...
08:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget Google reportedly backing a new social games startup
Michael Sayman, originally invited to Facebook as a 17-year-old by Mark Zuckerberg, created a video-centric social app for teens, Lifestage, when he was 19. Now the young superstar is behind a secret ...
07:21 pm -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget Oculus prototype uses moving lenses for sharper focus
While the first day of Facebook's F8 conference focused in on consumer issues like data privacy and, uh, dating, the second day is all about the future. Specifically, the company spent F8's ...
07:10 pm -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget ESPN brings a curated daily version of SportsCenter to its app
ESPN isn't just bringing versions of SportsCenter to social networks like Snapchat and Twitter. The network is launching a daily edition of SportsCenter within the ESPN App. Anchors like Scott Va...
06:54 pm -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget Stephen King's 'Castle Rock' series streams on Hulu July 25th
If you're eagerly anticipating Castle Rock, the new Hulu show from Stephen King and J.J. Abrams, you're in luck. Hulu has revealed a release date of July 25th for the first three episodes of...
06:23 pm -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget Facebook trained image recognition AI with billions of Instagram pics
Training deep learning models to recognize image,s as well as objects within those images, takes quite a bit of effort. Often, each training image has to be labeled by humans and when you're usin...
06:09 pm -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget Cambridge Analytica is shutting down following Facebook scandal
Today, Cambridge Analytica was shut down following the Facebook scandal and subsequent investigations, The Wall Street Journal reports. During a conference call today with the tech firm's employe...
05:37 pm -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget B&O Play redesigns its Earset headphones for the wireless generation
Today, B&amp;O Play announced a refresh of its Earset earphones. These new premium in-ear headphones keep the adjustable design of their predecessors, but they've been updated with the latest...
05:16 pm -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget Facebook will conduct civil rights audit following bias allegations
Facebook has come under fire lately for accusations of racial and political bias, and it's determined to address both of those claims head-on. The social media giant has committed to independent...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget Facebook is open-sourcing its most powerful AI tools yet
Facebook is continuing its push to more openly share its AI research and code with the release of PyTorch 1.0 -- a deep-learning system that Facebook says represents a "fundamental shift" in...
04:50 pm -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget Watch Facebook's F8 opening keynote in under 15 minutes
Facebook's F8 developer conference can be a bit of a snooze on the news front given the focus of the event. However, this year that was definitely not the case. Opening yesterday's nearly 2-...
04:40 pm -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget Pentagon bans Huawei, ZTE phones from military base retailers
The Pentagon has banned retailers on US military bases from selling Huawei and ZTE phones, the Wall Street Journal reported. Officials are concerned that the Chinese government could order the firms t...
04:30 pm -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget The smartphone notch is a status symbol
Whether you like it or not, the smartphone notch is here to stay. After the Essential Phone and iPhone X brought the notch to the masses, other major brands such as Huawei, ASUS, Oppo and Vivo followe...
04:15 pm -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget Watch Facebook's F8 day-two keynote at 1PM ET
The first day of Facebook's F8 developers conference was quite eventful, what with a slew of news ranging from app updates to a new dating feature the company has in the works. As expected, we al...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget Google is investing in startups to make Assistant better
As popular as Google is right now, the company wouldn't be where it is today without the embrace of the developer community. A good example of that is Google Assistant, which would be pretty lack...
03:55 pm -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget MoviePass brings back its movie-per-day plan
Last month, MoviePass began offering a $30, three-month plan that came with an iHeartRadio premium subscription trial but limited users to just four movies per month. And when asked if the popular mov...
03:41 pm -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget Facebook fires engineer who reportedly used access to stalk women
Last week, Spyglass Security founder Jackie Stokes tweeted that a Facebook security engineer was using his access to personal data to stalk women online. Facebook confirmed to Motherboard on Monday th...
03:26 pm -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget 'Red Dead Redemption 2' trailer offers a glimpse of John Marston
Red Dead Redemption 2 is still over six months away at this point, but we've got a new trailer to dissect in the meantime. The trailer is all about narrative and setting a tone, but looking close...
03:16 pm -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget NASA completes full-power tests of small, portable nuclear reactor
Being able to generate power will be essential for long-term space travel. Powering a stay on Mars, for example, will require a lot of fuel, way more than we can pack onto a rocket. That's why NA...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget Lyft expands its free ride program to veterans and job-seekers
Last year starting with Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Lyft launched its "Relief Rides" program for folks caught in hurricanes and other emergencies. Now, the ride-sharing company has announce...
02:44 pm -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget Bullet hell shooter 'Ikaruga' comes to Switch on May 29th
Ikaruga is beloved (and notoriously difficult) Japanese arcade game from the early 2000s, and now it's coming to the Nintendo Switch. The developer, Nicalis, revealed this week that the shoot-em-...
02:30 pm -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget Make trippy music in VR with pals (and OK Go)
When I heard that OK Go frontman Damian Kulash was teaming up with VR studio Within to create an interactive music-making experience, I was stoked. But when I checked out Lambchild Superstar: Making M...
02:16 pm -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget Nikola (Motors) is suing Tesla
Nikola Tesla invented alternating electrical current. Nikola Motors is a mobility company working on a hydrogen-powered semi truck. Tesla makes fully electric vehicles and last December unveiled its E...
02:16 pm -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget Nikola (Motors) is suing Tesla (updated)
Nikola Tesla invented alternating electrical current. Nikola Motors is a mobility company working on a hydrogen-powered semi truck. Tesla makes fully electric vehicles and last December unveiled its E...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget Under Armour takes on HQ Trivia with the help of NBA star Steph Curry
Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry returned to the court after a lengthy absence last night, and Under Armour is giving fans another reason to celebrate. The shoe company will take on the likes ...
01:57 pm -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget LG G7 ThinQ hands-on: The loudest, brightest smartphone yet
As much as I liked LG's V30 and G6 last year, numbers don't lie: The company's latest earnings show just how a tough the smartphone business is. So what kind of approach would LG take t...
01:30 pm -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget Hulu will offer ad-supported offline content soon
Back in January Hulu hit 17 million subscribers. Now it's sailed past the 20 million mark, and to celebrate, has revealed a raft of upcoming plans for the platform. For a start, it's expande...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget Sphero spin-off's Misty II robot is now available for pre-order
Sphero spin-off Misty Robotics has officially announced the mass-produced version of the robot helper it showed off at CES this year. The cute little machine officially called Misty II still resembles...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget Newton email app makes the 'sent' folder unnecessary
The Newton email and calendar apps offer a fairly unique way to deal with those unfortunate but necessary components of modern life. Some of its smarter features include read receipts, the option to r...
12:31 pm -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget Scientists create ultra-thin membrane that turns eyes into lasers
It will still be a while before scientists are able to harness Superman-like laser vision, but the technology is now closer than ever before thanks to a new development from the University of St Andre...
12:04 pm -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget Samsung offers $400 discount on its artsy 'The Frame' TV
When tuned properly, a good TV can offer a window into another world. Samsung knew this when putting together its design-forward Frame TV last year, and now the tech juggernaut is making it easier to ...
11:28 am -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget Gibson files for bankruptcy to ditch electronics, focus on guitars
Yesterday Gibson Brands filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Known for its famous guitars, the company is in a similar situation to Toys 'R' Us, owing as much as $500 million to credi...
10:38 am -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Facebook F8 Day 1
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.We're getting ready for the second day of Facebook's F8 event, but you can catch up with all the day-one announcements before the second keynote speech s...
09:41 am -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget Nokia is selling its Health business back to the former owner
Nokia has has entered negotiations to sell its Digital Health business to its original owner, Withings co-founder &Eacute;ric Carreel. The move is part of the companies plan to exit the consumer m...
09:08 am -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget Facebook's Free Basics quietly pulled from Myanmar, other markets
Facebook's controversial Free Basics service quietly disappeared from several markets over the past few months, according to The Outline. One of those countries is Myanmar, where it was accused o...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget 'Pac-Man' on Amazon Alexa isn't at all like 'Pac-Man'
Pac-Man might never have left the public eye, but with Wreck-it Ralph, Pixels and Ready Player One, the iconic elder statesman of gaming is now in front of people that may have never touched an arcade...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget 'Pac-Man' on Amazon's Alexa isn't at all like 'Pac-Man'
Pac-Man might never have left the public eye, but with Wreck-it Ralph, Pixels and Ready Player One, the iconic elder statesman of gaming is now in front of people that may have never touched an arcade...
07:02 am -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget EPA faces lawsuit from 17 states over reversing car emissions rules
The EPA under Scott Pruitt may have dreams of undoing Obama-era car efficiency targets, but it's not going to go unopposed. A group of 17 states, including California and New York, is suing the ...
04:34 am -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget CA court ruling could upend gig economy giants like Uber, Lyft
A recent California Supreme Court decision (PDF) could give Uber and Lyft drivers (as well as other gig workers) fighting to be classified as employees a huge boost. In a case against package and docu...
03:32 am -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget Amazon pushes Signal creators to change their anti-censorship tool
For years, Open Whisper Systems has used clever tricks to circumvent censorship of its Signal messaging app on the part of countries trying to silence political dissent. Those methods are getting it ...
02:32 am -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget Sonys open-ear Xperia Ear Duo buds ship in the US May 25th
Sony's Xperia Ear Duo "open-ear" buds will debut on May 25th in the US. Sony had already opened pre-orders at Amazon, and now you can place an advance order via brick-and-mortar gadget ...
01:22 am -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget Facebook and Nike just gave hypebeasts a reason to use Messenger
Nike hasn't been coy about how much it loves using augmented reality to sell hyped sneakers, since the technology can be used to fight the bots (automated systems) that are so beloved by reseller...
01:18 am -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget Facebooks AI-created virtual memories are magically haunting
Ever since Facebook bought Oculus, it's been investing in virtual reality in a big way. Beyond just hardware like the Rift and the Go, it's also putting a lot of money and research into soft...
12:55 am -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget Facebook and RED are building a camera for 3D VR video
Most VR video isn't immersive in the truest sense. You can spin around, but you can't lean forward or step to the side to get a better view. Facebook and RED are helping to fix that -- the...
12:37 am -04 - Wed, May 2, 2018
Engadget Facebook is trying to close the book on Cambridge Analytica
Mark Zuckerberg is over it. Yes, Facebook allowed the data of more than 80 million users to land in the hands of a partisan political consulting firm during an obscenely contentious presidential elect...
11:39 pm -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget FTC warned Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft about illegal warranties
Last month, the FTC sent letters to six companies informing them that their product warranties were violating US law. Though there are some exceptions, under the 1975 Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, voidi...
10:56 pm -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget HBO renews 'Westworld' for a third season
Less than two weeks after second season premiered, HBO has confirmed Westworld will return for a third go-round. The sci-fi drama, which centers around a theme park filled with humanoid robots, has pr...
10:27 pm -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget Facebook hopes to write the security 'playbook' for others to follow
It was only back in March that Facebook's Chief Security Officer, Alex Stamos, was rumored to be leaving the company after reportedly clashing with other execs over its disclosure of Russia'...
10:15 pm -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget Facebook's upcoming dating service will be a heartbreaker
Facebook is getting into the dating game, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced to the assembled crowd at its annual F8 developers conference today. Citing a 2017 Forbes article about how one in three US marr...
09:41 pm -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget Bluesmart shuts down following smart luggage battery ban
Smart luggage maker Bluesmart is shutting down after concerns over batteries in checked luggage kept travelers from using its bags as intended. The company has sold its intellectual property and is en...
09:25 pm -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget Netflix's re-edit of Arrested Development season 4 arrives May 4th
Not everyone loved the fourth season of Arrested Development. Each episode focused on one character and full storylines didn't really come together until the very end of the season. Because the s...
09:04 pm -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget Apple's hardware sales were mostly flat, but its services are doing great
The expected holiday "super cycle" of iPhone sales didn't exactly work for Apple a few months ago, but that doesn't mean interest in the company's smartphones has died off com...
09:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget Facebook's Instant Games now offer in-app purchases
Facebook's Instant Games are about to add a cornerstone of the modern gaming experience, although it's not necessarily the one you'd hope for. The social site is adding support for in-...
08:47 pm -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget Snap's redesign slowed down user growth
This earnings season has seen the likes of Google, Facebook and Amazon report unsurprisingly profitable results. As the biggest tech players continue to make an embarrassing amount of money in spite o...
08:11 pm -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget Facebook users will be able to make normal photos look 3D
Facebook has been working to implement 3D objects into user interactions, but at the company's F8 conference today, announcers introduced a few new features to add dimensionality and VR to photos...
08:01 pm -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget Twitters Windows app finally has recent features
Twitter updated its Windows 10 app back in 2015, adding top tweets, trending stories and social features to Microsoft's operating system. Now, Twitter is bringing its focus back to Windows yet ag...
07:43 pm -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget CNBC: Facebook's smart speaker could debut outside the US
According to rumors, Facebook decided that since it's mired in privacy controversies this year's F8 event might not be the best time to introduce an always-listening connected home device. A...
07:33 pm -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget Projection is the ideal medium for Gustav Klimt's electric art
Austrian artist Gustav Klimt is celebrated for his boldly-colored paintings that marry portrait, decorative, symbolic and abstract art forms. Nowadays, they sell for vast fortunes at auction, making i...
07:16 pm -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget Sling TV expands Cloud DVR to Chromecast, Xbox One and smart TVs
Sling is expanding its Cloud DVR service to more devices. Now, you can use the DVR with the Chrome browser, Chromecast, Xbox One, LG Smart TVs and 2016 and 2017 models of Samsung Smart TVs. The compan...
07:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget Augmented reality and yard sale junk collide to make art
Who doesn't enjoy digging through piles of old junk at yard sales? They're a window into the past, capturing lives and forgotten memories. At the Tribeca Film Festival, the installation Obje...
06:53 pm -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget Nintendo faces Switch patent infringement investigation in the US
Nintendo is under investigation by the US International Trade Commission, and the fate of the Switch hangs in the balance. Gamevice, the company behind the Wikipad and a line of snap-on controllers fo...
06:36 pm -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget Instagram will filter out bullying comments
At the F8 conference today, it was announced that Instagram will filter out bullying comments from posts, starting today. This includes anything "intended to harass or upset people in our communi...
06:34 pm -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget Facebook teases simplified Messenger redesign
Facebook didn't announce Messenger Lite for iOS today, but the social network did reveal a redesign for the app. Specifically, a cleaner interface that's faster and, well, a little lighter a...
06:12 pm -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget Facebook is moving Groups into the spotlight
At the Facebook Developers conference today in San Jose, California, Chris Cox noted that the use of Groups is on pace to outgrow the main Facebook experience itself, with 1.4 billion users currently....
05:47 pm -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget WhatsApp will finally offer group video calls
WhatsApp may be a cornerstone of the chat world, but it's missing a feature rivals like Skype have had for years: group video chat. Or rather it was. Facebook has revealed that WhatsApp is addi...
05:40 pm -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget Facebook removes the middleman with its own dating feature
During his F8 developer conference keynote today, Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook will be launching a dating feature. The CEO said that people often tell him that they met on Facebook and sinc...
05:30 pm -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget Facebook Messenger will begin translating English to Spanish soon
Messenger's built-in AI is getting a new trick. The M digital assistant will suggest translating a message to your native language if you get a message via Marketplace in a different tongue. It&#...
05:30 pm -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget Facebook is adding AR to Messenger for #brands
Facebook is bringing augmented reality to Messenger. Rather than being a feature you can use when talking to friends though, the first application of the tech is for #brands. Facebook puts it like thi...
05:30 pm -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget 'Jurassic World: Blue' tells a dinosaur's story on Oculus VR headsets
Now that Oculus Go is here, you can expect a deluge of experiences built to take advantage of affordable VR -- and one of the first will be enticing if you're a Jurassic Park fan. Felix and Paul ...
05:30 pm -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget Instagram adds video chat to its stable of social features
Live video has been a popular feature on Instagram, and now the social network is taking that one step further. Soon, Instagram will roll out video chatting, allowing a user to talk one-on-one or with...
05:30 pm -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget Instagram allows you to post to Stories from other apps
Today, Instagram announced a new way to share your favorite moments to Stories. You can now post to your Instagram Story directly from a third-party app, so you can easily share what you're doing...
05:30 pm -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget Oculus Rooms gets Hasbro games and a major redesign
Alongside the Go's launch today, Oculus also announced an updated version of Rooms, its app for hanging out with friends in VR. The new app sports a swankier design, and it also features Hasbro b...
05:30 pm -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget Oculus Go standalone VR headset is now available for $199
Oculus' first stab at a standalone VR headset is finally here after several months of hype. The Oculus Go is now available to order from the company's website for buyers in 23 countries, wit...
05:30 pm -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget Oculus TV launches this month with a ton of streaming partners
Given that the main function of an Oculus headset is to let you escape reality for a while, using one to watch TV seems almost pedestrian. Yet it's a feature that's often overlooked, until n...
05:30 pm -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget GoPro makes it easier to share footage as Instagram Stories
While you can post GoPro photos and videos as Instagram Stories, the process takes quite a few steps to accomplish and sometimes even requires the use of a third-party app. Well, the action cam-maker ...
05:30 pm -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget Facebook provides more ways to help in a crisis
Facebook is offering two new ways to contribute when lives are on the line. For starters, it's launching a Blood Donations on Facebook feature that moves beyond signing up for donations to a ful...
05:30 pm -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget Oculus Go review: Finally, cheap and easy VR for everyone
The Oculus Go is the most convenient and comfortable VR headset ever made. That might sound like hyperbole, but it's well deserved. With the Rift, its first headset to reach consumers, Oculus hel...
05:30 pm -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget Facebook continues AR push with tracking, audio and location tools
Last year, Facebook revealed Camera Effects Platform and the associated AR Studio &mdash; tools to make it easier to create interactive experiences using the Facebook camera. The latter enabled de...
04:41 pm -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget Sony adds a slew of PS2 games to PlayStation Now
Sony's PlayStation Now hasn't been of much use for nostalgia trips unless most of your memories revolve around the PS3, but that's about to change: the first wave of PS2 titles is avail...
04:29 pm -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget Facebook will let users see which sites are tracking them
Facebook is kicking off its F8 conference by heading off everyone's most pertinent question: What is the platform doing to address user data concerns? The answer, it seems, is Clear History, a ne...
04:20 pm -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget UK warns Zuckerberg will face summons if he doesn't testify
The UK has reiterated its request for Mark Zuckerberg to testify before its Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Parliamentary Committee and this time it says if the CEO declines, he'll be compelled...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget Watch Facebooks F8 opening keynote at 1PM ET
After a few turbulent weeks for Facebook, it's now time for the company to host its annual F8 developers conference in San Jose, California. And kicking off the event is none other than embattled...
03:46 pm -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget Amazon wants Prime Book Box to be your kid's summer reading companion
Amazon is a little late to the (non-food) subscription box fad, but that won't stop it from shipping children's books to your door. Prime Book Box Kids is targeted at parents, and will deliv...
03:30 pm -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget Sprint and T-Mobile: A coalition of also-rans
Once upon a time, two wireless carriers were struggling to survive in a cutthroat business. They tried going it alone, and even almost married other players. But they seemed to find kindred spirits in...
03:16 pm -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget Disney plans food-focused online series for young parents
Today, Disney announced its latest digital brand: Disney Eats, which is a food-centered online channel and website that focuses specifically on families with young kids. The company is putting its sig...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget Two 'Mega Man' classics will be re-released on cartridge
Fans of Mega Man are being spoilt rotten at the moment. The game's 30th anniversary has seen a slew of announcements, including the forthcoming arrival of Mega Man 11 and two new Mega Man Legacy ...
02:42 pm -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget Fords smart windows can help blind passengers take in the view
Ford has created a device that could help visually impaired travelers get a sense of what the scenery around them looks like. It's called "Feel the View" and it turns a window into a vi...
02:23 pm -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget Science takes a step toward coding virus-resistant human cells
In 2016, scientists unveiled one of the most ambitious genetic engineering efforts yet: Genome Project-write wanted to do nothing less than create (not just edit) human cells immune to all known virus...
02:03 pm -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget Lumos bike helmet adds Apple Watch gestures to control turn signals
It's been almost three years since we first came across the Lumos smart cycling helmet, which got our attention with its cunning automatic brake lights and wirelessly-controlled turn signal indic...
01:19 pm -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget Apple faces camera patent lawsuit over iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X
Back in November, the Israel-based startup Corephotonics filed a lawsuit against Apple for infringing on its patents. Their case stated that the company approached Apple about joining forces on dual l...
11:45 am -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget 'Fortnite' update delivers destruction, new areas and meme emotes
Fortnite Season Four is here, and Epic Games has delivered in a big way. After teasing a spectacular comet crash at the end of the previous season, today's update sees much-loved areas of the map...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget FedEx adds a hydrogen fuel cell van to its fleet
Cars are bad for us in pretty much every respect, especially since fossil fuel use contributes around 65 percent of all climate-changing emissions. Since delivery companies zoom around our neighborhoo...
10:33 am -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Russia's floating nuclear plant, what to expect from Facebook
Hey, good morning!Welcome to Tuesday! Facebook's big annual developer conference kicks off today, and the company will have plenty to cover. Russia launched its own floating nuclear plant, erotic...
09:45 am -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget DNC launches a marketplace for digital election tools
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) wants to reposition the Democrats as politics' most pioneering party. Today, it announces I Will Run, a marketplace for software, services and training des...
08:15 am -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget CNN: At least 103 Uber drivers have been accused of sexual assault
It's no secret that Uber has been grappling with numerous sexual assault complaints against its drivers, but the company hasn't exactly been forthcoming when it comes to the number of cases ...
06:03 am -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget $199 Oculus Go VR headset is ready for pre-order on Amazon
We're just hours away from the first keynote speech of Facebook's F8 event where we're expecting to hear about all kinds of things, including its mass-market standalone VR headset. Face...
05:46 am -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget Facebook's 'downvote' test spreads to more users Down Under
With Facebook's F8 developer event approaching, word has spread that more users can try its "downvote" button on post comments. While it's not the fabled "dislike" button...
03:07 am -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget What's on TV: 'Manhunt,' 'Donkey Kong' and 'I'm Dying Up Here'
The NBA and NHL playoffs rage on while the MLB season is well underway, but this week our eyes are turned to a new John Woo film and Swedish thriller series coming to Netflix. Manhunt focuses on a pro...
02:14 am -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget Opera discontinues its mobile VPN app
Opera's free mobile VPN app wasn't long for this world, unfortunately. The browser maker has discontinued both its Android and iOS VPN clients after SurfEasy, the developer Opera had acquire...
01:13 am -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget 3Doodler's latest kits help kids draw 3D shapes in the classroom
Since it crowdfunded on Kickstarter back in 2013, 3Doodler has come out with multiple versions of its 3D-printing pen -- including a kids version and a pro version -- as well as themed kits focusing o...
12:12 am -04 - Tue, May 1, 2018
Engadget Twitter's new shows include Formula 1 and SportsCenter Live
Twitter wasn't kidding when it promised a flurry of video. The social network has announced more than 30 video deals, including a slew of live shows. To begin with, Twitter has landed a Formula...
11:26 pm -04 - Mon, April 30, 2018
Engadget Blu settles with FTC over allegations of lax user data security
Unlocked mobile phone retailer Blu has settled with the FTC over allegations that it didn't protect consumers from a Chinese company that farmed their data and misled users about the extent of it...
10:51 pm -04 - Mon, April 30, 2018
Engadget 'Stardew Valley' finally lets you farm with your friends
Stardew Valley fans, take note: You can finally put your friends to work in the farming sim, whether you have them hack away at your errant rocks, plant seeds or partner with you at the Flower Dance. ...
10:19 pm -04 - Mon, April 30, 2018
Engadget Chinese authorities claim they can read deleted WeChat messages
China is clearly fond of its far-reaching surveillance, but it's making some particularly boastful claims. An anti-corruption watchdog in Hefei claimed that a division in a nearby city managed t...
09:53 pm -04 - Mon, April 30, 2018
Engadget Facebook data dispute reportedly prompts WhatApp founder's exit
WhatsApp's CEO Jan Koum posted on Facebook that he's leaving the company he helped found. But sources told The Washington Post that he's splitting after clashing with the messaging serv...
09:53 pm -04 - Mon, April 30, 2018
Engadget Facebook data dispute reportedly prompts WhatsApp founder's exit
WhatsApp's CEO Jan Koum posted on Facebook that he's leaving the company he helped found. But sources told The Washington Post that he's splitting after clashing with the messaging serv...
09:16 pm -04 - Mon, April 30, 2018
Engadget Malaysias fake news law has already led to a one-month jail sentence
The Malaysian law criminalizing the spread of fake news was enacted less than three weeks ago and the country has already charged an individual for violating it. Danish citizen Salah Salem Saleh Sulai...
08:54 pm -04 - Mon, April 30, 2018
Engadget Alexa exec calls it quits after five years at Amazon
After a five year stint at Amazon, Charlie Kindel &mdash; an exec instrumental to Alexa's stunningly effective home invasion &mdash; has called it quits. In a post on his personal blog pu...
08:43 pm -04 - Mon, April 30, 2018
Engadget Google adds user reviews to help you decide on Assistant apps
Beyond automating your home through Routines and sending money to a friend, the capabilities of Google Assistant are expanding rapidly. So you don't waste time trying out lousy features, Google i...
08:35 pm -04 - Mon, April 30, 2018
Engadget Iran tells ISPs to block Telegram
Iranian officials have called for ISPs to block both the mobile and desktop versions of Telegram in the country. ISPs are also reportedly being instructed to block the messaging service in a way that ...
08:24 pm -04 - Mon, April 30, 2018
Engadget Twitter nabs live ESPN shows in new Disney deal
It's not just TV networks like Fox that are promising a host of live Twitter shows. Disney and Twitter have struck a deal that will bring a range of live shows to the social network. The pact wil...
08:14 pm -04 - Mon, April 30, 2018
Engadget TSA's thirst for Instagram fame pays off with three Webby awards
Who do you think would win Webby awards for its social media marketing prowess? A cutting-edge brand that resonates with the young crowd? A superstar who can break the Internet with one picture? Ac...
08:01 pm -04 - Mon, April 30, 2018
Engadget Whats coming to Netflix in May: Michelle Wolf's weekly talk show
While we still want a complete list of what's leaving Netflix, at least the streaming service provides a heads-up for what's in store. In May, we'll get a slew of new shows and old favo...
07:44 pm -04 - Mon, April 30, 2018
Engadget Fitbit partners with Google to send health data to doctors
Fitness wearables are about to become even more valuable thanks to a partnership between Fitbit and Google's Cloud for Healthcare. According to a report at TechCrunch, Fitbit will be able to send...
07:30 pm -04 - Mon, April 30, 2018
Engadget Viacom launches studio dedicated to shows for YouTube and Facebook
Viacom has come a long, long way from the days when online video was seemingly its mortal enemy. The media giant has formally launched Digital Studios, a wing dedicated to (you guessed it) original in...
07:16 pm -04 - Mon, April 30, 2018
Engadget Tumblr and Etsy among those posting red alerts for net neutrality
Fight for the Future has announced another day of action aimed at encouraging support of a Congressional vote to overturn the FCC's removal of net neutrality protections. In December, the FCC vot...
07:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 30, 2018
Engadget A fond farewell to our sister sites in Germany and Spain
When I started at Engadget in 2010, I saw the site as an opportunity: a publication with millions of readers that would pay me to write for a living. After months of rigorous training and countless ho...
06:46 pm -04 - Mon, April 30, 2018
Engadget Senate Democrats plan to force vote on net neutrality May 9th
Democrats in Congress have been against the FCC's repeal of net neutrality rules from the beginning. They've had the signatures in favor of restoring the rules since January, along with a co...
06:29 pm -04 - Mon, April 30, 2018
Engadget Sonos filing hints at upcoming smart home theater speaker
If you've been planning on upgrading your home theater, you might want to hold off a little longer. According to a new FCC filing, Sonos could be coming up with a new smart home theater speaker i...
06:18 pm -04 - Mon, April 30, 2018
Engadget Oculus is bringing live VR theater to your face
When you think about it, VR is ideal for the theatrical world: you'll always have the best seats in the house, and you can interact with the play without stepping on a stage. And now, Oculus wan...
06:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 30, 2018
Engadget Atari VCS pre-orders start May 30th
Nearly a year after it was first revealed, retro gaming enthusiasts will finally be able to order the Atari VCS beginning May 30th via an IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign....
06:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 30, 2018
Engadget Atari VCS pre-orders start May 30th, but it won't ship until 2019
Nearly a year after it was first revealed, retro gaming enthusiasts will finally be able to order the Atari VCS beginning May 30th via an IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign....
05:42 pm -04 - Mon, April 30, 2018
Engadget Camera maker DxO Labs files for bankruptcy
DxO Labs, maker of the DxO One camera attachment and PhotoLab, FilmPack and ViewPoint photo software, has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection, PetaPixel reports. The company did so on March 7th...
05:21 pm -04 - Mon, April 30, 2018
Engadget 'PUBG' hackers arrested and fined in China for selling game cheats
Combatting hacking and cheating in online games has taken a serious turn for PlayerUknown's Battlegrounds developer Bluehole/PubgCorp. Over the weekend it was revealed that Chinese authorities ar...
05:04 pm -04 - Mon, April 30, 2018
Engadget Google partners with NBC Universal to create VR experiences
Soon you'll be able to jump into VR experiences on YouTube based on shows from NBC and its affiliates. NBC Universal and Google will collaborate on 10 multi-episode projects. First to come will b...
04:15 pm -04 - Mon, April 30, 2018
Engadget What to expect at Facebook's F8 conference this week
This week, Facebook will hold its ninth developer conference, and this time, the mood is a little... different. After all, the company has been embroiled in scandal after scandal over the past year, t...
04:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 30, 2018
Engadget Samsungs Galaxy S9 now comes with up to 256GB of storage
While we thought the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ received only incremental changes over their predecessors, but now both are getting another modest upgrade. Soon you'll be able to buy the phone in ...
03:45 pm -04 - Mon, April 30, 2018
Engadget Cambridge Analytica says it never got Twitter data from researcher
When word got out that Twitter had sold data access to Aleksandr Kogan, the researcher at the heart of the Cambridge Analytica data sharing scandal, there was a looming question: did he pass that data...
03:45 pm -04 - Mon, April 30, 2018
Engadget Cambridge Analytica says it never got Twitter data from researcher (updated)
When word got out that Twitter had sold data access to Aleksandr Kogan, the researcher at the heart of the Cambridge Analytica data sharing scandal, there was a looming question: did he pass that data...
03:30 pm -04 - Mon, April 30, 2018
Engadget Your data is valuable, but youre never getting paid for it
It's hard to find a positive side to the recent Facebook/Cambridge Analytica (CA) scandal. But if there is one, it's that it's caused tech companies, lawmakers and users to think more d...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 30, 2018
Engadget Mozilla's approach to sponsored content aims to protect privacy
For a few months now, Mozilla and Pocket have been testing a new initiative to bring users a high-quality personalized experience while also protecting their privacy. Today, Mozilla announced that the...
02:28 pm -04 - Mon, April 30, 2018
Engadget Bungie to release the full 'Destiny' soundtrack, three years late
Music of the Spheres, the much-lauded music from Destiny, will finally be released officially to the public "in the near future," said developer Bungie. The soundtrack, written by acclaimed ...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 30, 2018
Engadget CamSoda starts livestreaming erotic fitness classes
Plenty of companies are getting in on the live-streamed fitness class thing, so it's no surprise to see CamSoda leaping on the bandwagon. The webcam platform is launching CamSoda Fit, a way for f...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 30, 2018
Engadget The Russia World Cup comes to 'FIFA 18' on May 29th
As the domestic football season starts to wrap up, all eyes are turning to the World Cup in Russia. EA, unsurprisingly, wants to celebrate the competition with a video game tie-in &mdash; this yea...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 30, 2018
Engadget What to look for when buying a tablet as a laptop replacement
Tablets didn't exactly take over the computing world, as Apple and Microsoft had predicted years ago. But they have been evolving to the point where they can fill in for a laptop under the right ...
11:55 am -04 - Mon, April 30, 2018
Engadget Hyperloop One and DP World launch a cargo-only shipping business
Virgin Hyperloop One and DP World have announced the launch of a new company that will push the technology into the cargo industry. DP World Cargospeed is a new project that will see the pair look to ...
10:41 am -04 - Mon, April 30, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: The loudest smartphone ever?
We're back! T-Mobile and Sprint might well become one big phone network. It's the mobile industry's long-running equivalent of the Ross and Rachel will-they-won't-they, just with m...
09:29 am -04 - Mon, April 30, 2018
Engadget Russia launches the world's first floating nuclear power plant
Multiple nations, including China and the US, have pursued offshore or floating nuclear reactors, but neither will be first to christen one. Russia has launched the world's first floating nuclear...
07:07 am -04 - Mon, April 30, 2018
Engadget AMD is gearing up for 7-nanometer CPUs and graphics cards
Intel recently told investors that its 10-nanometer "Cannon Lake" chips won't be ready until 2019, but by then, it might get leapfrogged by its PC arch-rival. AMD told investors that it...
05:06 am -04 - Mon, April 30, 2018
Engadget YouTube helps advertisers target TV cord cutters
Do you watch YouTube instead of TV, rather than alongside it? Like it or not, marketers will soon have a better shot at targeting you. YouTube has revealed that it will soon give advertisers the cha...
03:05 am -04 - Mon, April 30, 2018
Engadget Tesla says Model 3 panel quality is now on par with German rivals
When the first everyday Tesla Model 3 buyers received their electric cars, the reports on build quality were... mixed, to put it mildly. A Munro &amp; Associates analysis revealed panel gaps and o...
01:27 am -04 - Mon, April 30, 2018
Engadget Twitter sold data access to researcher in Cambridge Analytica scandal
Facebook is clearly the company most affected by the Cambridge Analytica data sharing scandal, but that doesn't leave other social networks completely unscathed. Twitter has confirmed to Bloombe...