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10:02 pm -04 - Fri, June 29, 2018
Engadget This device will literally tell you how much you stink
There's so much bad technology in the world that Japan even has a beautiful word for pointless gadgets: "chindogu." There's another splendid Japanese term, one that companies are a...
09:05 pm -04 - Fri, June 29, 2018
Engadget 8BitDo put a handy home button on its NES Classic wireless controller
To celebrate Nintendo re-issuing the NES Classic Edition, 8Bitdo has revamped its wireless retro controller to match. The new version -- dubbed "N30 2.4G Wireless Controller for NES Classic Editi...
08:32 pm -04 - Fri, June 29, 2018
Engadget Tinder user photos are now encrypted
In January, a security firm discovered that photos exchanged on Tinder weren't encrypted. If the firm connected to the same network as someone using the dating app, pics could be intercepted on t...
07:53 pm -04 - Fri, June 29, 2018
Engadget EFF and human rights groups sue to have FOSTA declared unconstitutional
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and a number of other organizations and individuals have filed a lawsuit asking for FOSTA to be declared unconstitutional, with the EFF saying the law was &quo...
07:24 pm -04 - Fri, June 29, 2018
Engadget Pioneer's DDJ-400 controller will help you learn booth basics
DJ'ng, like playing guitar, is one of those things that looks simple until you actually try it yourself. To help make your two-turntable-and-a-microphone dreams a reality, Pioneer DJ will release...
07:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 29, 2018
Engadget How France beat Russian meddling (and we could, too)
Since we're all expecting Kanye West to be a Supreme Court justice by Monday, it will surprise no one to find out that the completely normal, perfectly-operating administration in the White House...
06:41 pm -04 - Fri, June 29, 2018
Engadget Nationwide Comcast outage is here to ruin your Friday
We hope you weren't planning to start your pre-Independence Day weekend with a streaming video marathon... you might have to put it on hold. Comcast has confirmed a nationwide outage affecting in...
06:22 pm -04 - Fri, June 29, 2018
Engadget 'Fortnite' is hosting a mysterious live event this weekend
Fortnite's Playground might be on hold for now, but there will be something to captivate your attention in the near future. Epic Games has been teasing some kind of one-time event in the game...
06:01 pm -04 - Fri, June 29, 2018
Engadget Valve's Steam Spy replacement will have more useful game stats
It looks as though Valve has something up its sleeve to replace Steam Spy. According to PC Games N, Jan-Peter Ewert, the head of business development at Valve, was asked about Steam Spy at a game indu...
05:37 pm -04 - Fri, June 29, 2018
Engadget Microsoft might still be working on a pocket-sized Surface
Microsoft has been evidently working on a foldable tablet, code-named Andromeda, for a while now. It's supposed to focus on pen input and was rumored to hit the market as early as this year. Now,...
05:22 pm -04 - Fri, June 29, 2018
Engadget Uber is out to prove its self-driving cars are safe
Uber put its autonomous vehicle testing on hold following a fatal accident involving one of its cars in Tempe, Arizona. But the company now plans to resume testing in Pittsburgh and maybe San Francisc...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 29, 2018
Engadget Fans are mad at one of the biggest 'League of Legends' teams
Winning a professional League of Legends title is tough. Keeping fans happy, one esports organization has learned, can be even tougher....
04:41 pm -04 - Fri, June 29, 2018
Engadget AT&T's affordable WatchTV service is now streaming
WatchTV is the latest product to come out of AT&amp;T's recent Time Warner acquisition. As of today, the live TV streaming service is now available to all users. If you're an AT&amp;...
04:20 pm -04 - Fri, June 29, 2018
Engadget Apple is fixing Maps using its own data
Apple Maps has come a long way since the fiasco when it first launched, but there's no question that there's room for improvement. It just isn't as robust as Google Maps, which has the...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 29, 2018
Engadget The best smart garage-door controller
By Jennifer Pattison TuohyThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that s...
03:44 pm -04 - Fri, June 29, 2018
Engadget Adidas warns US customers about a possible data breach
Adidas announced this week that its systems might have suffered a data breach and that millions of customers' data could have been exposed. The company became aware of the issue on Tuesday and on...
03:30 pm -04 - Fri, June 29, 2018
Engadget 'Westworld' turns TV viewing into a game, but that's not enough
Spoilers ahead for both seasons of Westworld.Westworld isn't the first TV show to engross audiences in a sprawling mystery, encouraging you to scour every scene, every scrap of dialog for a morse...
03:14 pm -04 - Fri, June 29, 2018
Engadget YouTube's G Funk chronicles a key piece of hip-hop history
Today, YouTube released an official trailer for its original documentary G Funk. The film, which will be available starting July 11th for YouTube Premium subscribers only, follows the story of 213 -- ...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 29, 2018
Engadget How to sell your used and unwanted gadgets
In just a handful of months we'll be looking at new iterations of the iPhone and the Pixel, along with a plethora of other phones that have already hit the market. Which means you'll be face...
02:41 pm -04 - Fri, June 29, 2018
Engadget UK's NHS will anonymize data to enable AI doctors
If you were miffed about Britain's National Health Service (NHS) giving your sensitive data away to Google's DeepMind, how you respond to today's news is probably a crapshoot. The NHS h...
02:19 pm -04 - Fri, June 29, 2018
Engadget Google DeepMind AI can imagine a 3D model from a 2D image
One of the difficulties when it comes to creating visual recognition systems for an AI is to program what the human brain does effortlessly. Specifically, when a person enters an unfamiliar area, it&#...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 29, 2018
Engadget Alexa-based board games can actually be fun
Board games aren't quite as sexy as their digital counterparts, but the hobby has nevertheless seen a resurgence in recent years. NPD Group reported that board game sales in the U.S. grew by 28 p...
01:26 pm -04 - Fri, June 29, 2018
Engadget Patreons pornapocalypse is back on
Patreon has begun a fresh crackdown on users who make and sell adult-related content services on its crowdsourced patronage platform. The company has begun to suspend and report users who use the site...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 29, 2018
Engadget Fortnite Playground mode cant come fast enough
When Epic Games announced that Fortnite was getting a sandbox for novice players to feel their way into the game, I was overjoyed. Playground is a dummy version of the map where four players can just ...
12:30 pm -04 - Fri, June 29, 2018
Engadget 'State of Decay 2' celebrates July 4th with themed DLC and fireworks
Open-world survival RPG State of Decay 2 has officially surpassed 3 million players, and to celebrate (and keep them coming back), developer Undead Labs is serving up a special July 4th-themed DLC upd...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 29, 2018
Engadget eBay starts selling discounted digital comic bundles
eBay is one of the go-to places for collectibles and old comic book titles, but now you can also make it a habit to check the website if you're looking for some sweet digital comic deals. The e-c...
11:28 am -04 - Fri, June 29, 2018
Engadget Motorola could launch its notchy flagship in two sizes
Motorola is planning to release not one but two smartphones under the Motorola One banner, Android Headlines reports. The Motorola One Power was leaked earlier this month, and according to new images ...
10:44 am -04 - Fri, June 29, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Segway made some electric skates
Hey, good morning!Hoverboards are so 2017. Time to get some Segway e-skates. We also report on the 1000-player battle-royale game hoping to beat Fortnite and PUBG and check out some new workout headph...
09:05 am -04 - Fri, June 29, 2018
Engadget Congress questions data firm led by ex-Cambridge Analytica employee
The Congress wants to know where new data and behavioral science company Data Propria gets its information and how it uses whatever it collects. Not just because it resembles Cambridge Analytica, but ...
07:39 am -04 - Fri, June 29, 2018
Engadget The newest ISS 'crew member' will be a flying robot with AI
A curious robot is heading to the ISS aboard the next SpaceX resupply mission. It's shaped like a ball with a flattened surface where its face is drawn on a screen -- plus, it can speak, respond ...
07:39 am -04 - Fri, June 29, 2018
Engadget The newest ISS 'crew member' will be a flying robot with AI (update)
A curious robot is heading to the ISS aboard the next SpaceX resupply mission. It's shaped like a ball with a flattened surface where its face is drawn on a screen -- plus, it can speak, respond ...
07:39 am -04 - Fri, June 29, 2018
Engadget The newest ISS 'crew member' will be a flying robot with AI (updated)
A curious robot is heading to the ISS aboard the next SpaceX resupply mission. It's shaped like a ball with a flattened surface where its face is drawn on a screen -- plus, it can speak, respond ...
04:59 am -04 - Fri, June 29, 2018
Engadget Honda ends development of its bipedal Asimo robot
We've been enjoying Honda's Asimo (Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility) robot ever since Engadget existed, but now Honda has announced that this robot project is winding down. The technolog...
03:27 am -04 - Fri, June 29, 2018
Engadget AudioKit Synth One is a free feature-packed synth for your iPad
The AudioKit Synth One is a professional-level open-source synthesizer for your iPad. It has features that match or even rival the ones on iOS synths from Korg, Electro-Harmonix and Moog, which can ru...
02:02 am -04 - Fri, June 29, 2018
Engadget WhoSampled's mobile app is Shazam for song samples
If you're a music junkie (especially in the electronic realm), there's a good chance that you've used WhoSampled to identify song samples, covers or remixes. So far, though, you'v...
12:58 am -04 - Fri, June 29, 2018
Engadget AT&T will pay $5.25 million fine for 911 outages
The FCC said today that it had settled its investigation into two 911 outages experienced by AT&amp;T customers last year. On March 8th, AT&amp;T wireless phone customers using Voice over LTE ...
12:09 am -04 - Fri, June 29, 2018
Engadget Twitch details upcoming stream discovery features
Twitch has been accused numerous times of springing changes on users without much warning, and it's now bent on rectifying that by being open about its processes. The livestreaming site has annou...
11:40 pm -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget Turns out the interstellar object Oumuamua is a comet after all
Last October, researchers spotted a long, skinny object speeding through our solar system, and they initially pegged it as a comet from another solar system. But as they continued to observe the objec...
11:03 pm -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget LinkedIn adds QR codes to make sharing your profile easier
LinkedIn is introducing two new features that will make the product more functional for its users. First, LinkedIn will now let you connect through QR codes. In the LinkedIn app, tap the QR code icon ...
10:39 pm -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget Verizon shuts down its free Go90 video streaming service
Verizon is pulling the plug on Go90, its free streaming service that launched in October 2015. Go90 will officially shut down on July 31st, Variety reports....
10:28 pm -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget Swann sends home camera footage to the wrong person
Following a similar snafu in which Alexa sent a recording from one user to another, Swann Security could be in hot water after someone saw footage from a stranger's camera in their own app. The p...
10:03 pm -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget Sci-fi writer Harlan Ellison dies at 84
Sci-fi writer Harlan Ellison has died at 84. Ellison, who was an author of novellas and short stories, wrote for shows including Star Trek, Babylon 5, The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits. He passed...
09:38 pm -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget The crowdfunded ToeJam and Earl sequel is finally coming this fall
Toejam &amp; Earl was a bizarre, funky and novel Sega Genesis roguelike game released in 1991. And despite a pair of lukewarm sequels, the original creators raised over $500,000 on a successful Ki...
09:22 pm -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget Oculus Medium is becoming a better VR sculpting tool
With the next version of Medium, the immersive VR sculpting tool for the Rift, Oculus is giving users exactly what they're asking for. That includes long-awaited features like grid snapping (belo...
09:01 pm -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget BBC show uses VR for home renovation designs
The BBC is delving further into virtual reality with a property show in which homeowners explore 360-degree renderings of their new-look abodes before they renovate them, Deadline reports. In the BBC ...
08:41 pm -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget Walmart test lets customers shop a curated, virtual apartment
Walmart announced this week that it's introducing a new way to shop on its site. Starting today, customers can take a virtual shopping tour of an apartment that includes around 70 items sold by t...
08:18 pm -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget Twitter replaces its head of product yet again
As vital as Twitter is in many respects, the product itself has suffered from a lack of direction at various points. It took Twitter a long time to figure out what the service is truly for and why peo...
08:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Save $45 on a Samsung 4K Blu-ray player
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...
07:52 pm -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget California lawmakers just made it harder for companies to sell your data
The ruling is in: The Golden State will adopt the California Consumer Privacy Act. The law will give residents the right to know what kind of data companies have collected of theirs and to be able to ...
07:43 pm -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget Instagram now lets you add a soundtrack to your Stories
As was rumored in May, Instagram is now letting users add soundtracks to their Stories. Attaching music is as easy as adding a sticker, and folks can choose a backing track to their Stories before or ...
07:35 pm -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget Facebook quiz app maker exposed data on over 120 million users
While Facebook tries to close the book on its Cambridge Analytica scandal, it's still dealing with many more. The FTC is conducting a non-public probe into the company's behavior around priv...
07:13 pm -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget Kroger teams with startup Nuro for driverless grocery delivery
Today, Kroger announced it is partnering with self-driving vehicle startup Nuro in order to deliver groceries directly to customers' homes, according to Reuters. It's not clear where the tes...
06:54 pm -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget Netflix offers a brief look at Matt Groenings Disenchanted
Matt Groening's third animated series Disenchanted is expected to take a wry look at fantasy and medieval stereotypes when its first ten-episode season debuts on Netflix August 17th. A new teaser...
06:35 pm -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget 'Uncharted' creative director Amy Hennig is going indie
Amy Hennig, former writer and creative director of the Uncharted series for PlayStation's Naughty Dog studio, is striking out on her own. After EA shut down Visceral Games she left the company in...
06:23 pm -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget Police are using ancestry sites to track down more cold case suspects
In April, California investigators arrested Joseph James DeAngelo for some of the crimes committed by the elusive Golden State Killer (GSK), a man who is believed to have raped over 50 women and murde...
06:11 pm -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget Niantic will let developers use the 'Pokemon Go' AR platform
Niantic Labs, the developer behind Pok&eacute;mon Go, Ingress and the upcoming Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, will allow third-party developers to use the AR platform that drives those games. It...
06:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget Harleys sold in the US will still be built in the US
This morning I rode an electric motorcycle to work. It was quiet, clean, quick (lane-splitting FTW), and in San Francisco's increasingly horrid traffic, it was more enjoyable than sitting in a ca...
05:53 pm -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget 'Halo' is actually, really, finally coming to TV
It's happening. The Halo television show that Microsoft and Steven Spielberg have been talking about for five years is actually heading into production in early 2019. The show's working titl...
05:42 pm -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget Twitter's Ad Transparency Center shows you who pays for ads
Twitter just announced a new Ads Transparency Center (ATC), a new way to help you identify who is advertising on the social media service. Similar to Facebook's View Ads, set to launch this week ...
05:20 pm -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget Facebook is showing users all the ads a Page could serve
A day after it was reported that Facebook was getting ready to launch new ad transparency tools globally, the company is now making a major change to Pages. Starting today, people will be able to see ...
04:53 pm -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget Huawei says concerns over US research funding are ignorant
Last week, over two dozen Republican and Democratic members of Congress, led by Representative Jim Banks (R-IN) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), sent Education Secretary Betsy DeVos a letter, urging he...
04:33 pm -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget Sling TV adds la carte channels, free shows and a rate hike
Sling TV pitches itself as a service for cord cutters, but there's always been one holdover: you've had to subscribe to a bundle of channels you don't necessarily want. Today, though, e...
04:17 pm -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget The next Overwatch hero is a hamster in a death ball
The team behind Blizzard's hero shooter Overwatch has released several outlandish heroes over the game's two-year run, but they've really outdone themselves this time. After a series of...
04:17 pm -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget The next Overwatch hero is a hamster in a death ball (updated)
The team behind Blizzard's hero shooter Overwatch has released several outlandish heroes over the game's two-year run, but they've really outdone themselves this time. After a series of...
03:52 pm -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget Amazon wants to help you start a delivery business
Amazon promises speedy deliveries, especially for Prime members who might not be pleased to get their purchases late when they have to pay $20 more for a subscription going forward. To be able to keep...
03:32 pm -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget Tesla wants former employee's data from Dropbox and Facebook
The saga of Tesla and its case against former employee (and alleged saboteur) Martin Tripp continues this week with a subpoena against tech companies that include Facebook and Dropbox, which was grant...
03:16 pm -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget Oculus will pay ZeniMax $250 million for copyright infringement
Bethesda Softworks parent company ZeniMax Media has always been a little sue-happy. But maybe a recent decision from its case against Oculus (and by extension, Facebook) will cool its jets a bit. A ju...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget DC's comic streaming service beta launches August 2018
After a seemingly never-ending series of teases, DC is ready to formally unveil its comic book-themed streaming service... most of it, anyway. DC Universe is now official, and will launch beta access...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget Razer's light-based keyboard switches are a bust
Gaming keyboards are starting to look and feel very similar. Matte black chassis, LED lighting and advanced customization suites are pretty much standard. To distinguish themselves new arrivals have h...
02:45 pm -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget Segway's new e-skates are probably a terrible idea
Today, Segway announced a new product, and wow is it a treat. The Segway Drift W1 is a pair of e-skates using the balancing technology the company is well-known for. The skates promise to bring all th...
02:30 pm -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget 'Life is Strange 2' prelude proves superpowers aren't just for girls
In The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, the latest installment in the Life is Strange series, developer Dontnod once again taps into a deep and pervasive human emotion: The desire to have superpo...
02:15 pm -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget Microsofts Twitch rival adds instant highlights
Microsoft's live-streaming service Mixer is about to become a touch more memorable. Starting from today, Mixer Partners and owners of verified channels will be able to record 30-second clips of t...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget 'Mavericks' promises 1,000-player battle-royale mayhem
It's difficult to stand out in the battle-royale genre right now. Fortnite's bright and zany combat has attracted over 125 million players, while PUBG stands firm with its slower, military-i...
01:50 pm -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget AT&T quietly hikes customer fees to pay for Time Warner deal
After splashing out $85.4 billion on Time Warner, AT&amp;T needed to find some extra cash from somewhere, so it's been quietly bumping up customer fees since April. The company has increased ...
01:35 pm -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget Data-broker leak exposes 340 million personal records
Exactis might be fueled by data, but its recent blunder is a warning that any database without firewall protection is susceptible to leaks. The data aggregation company recently exposed over 300 milli...
01:30 pm -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget Amazon buys an online pharmacy to beef up its healthcare offering
Today, Amazon announced it is purchasing the online pharmacy PillPack. Pricing and the terms of the deal weren't disclosed in the release, but it does say that both companies expect that the deal...
01:18 pm -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget Facebook patent turns phone mics on to record reactions to ads
Facebook has repeatedly denied tapping into phones microphones for targeted advertising, but just because it isn't doesn't mean it can't. According to Metro, Facebook has applied for a ...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget Amazon launches Fire HD 10 for kids and 'show mode' dock
Amazon has launched two new devices today: one for you, and one for your kids. The former is a charging dock that instantly switches Fire tablets to "Show Mode," its new full-screen Alexa ex...
12:28 pm -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget The Olympics people are seriously considering eSports
The International Olympic Committee and the Global Association of International Sports Federations are hosting a forum. And it's not just any forum, but one to discuss the topic of eSports with t...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget The Rock's Under Armour headphones are built for intense workouts
Wireless headphones are dime a dozen, unless you want a pair that's over-ear and designed to handle intense workouts. There are plenty of solid options for fitness buffs, including the JLab Epic2...
11:02 am -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget Google invests in OS that will put its Assistant on feature phones
Google has just invested $22 million in KaiOS, the company that built an app-packed operating system for feature phones. The move, which gives Google access to previously-untapped markets, will see Ka...
10:30 am -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Apple v. Samsung is really over?
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.We tried out the latest speaker from Sonos and took a phone call from Google's suspiciously-advanced AI assistant. It's no Westworld host, but the Duplex...
09:13 am -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget Volvo's subscription-only performance hybrid launches today
The almost-everything-included Care by Volvo subscription service is about to debut its most desirable vehicle, as the S60 T8 Polestar Engineered sedan will be available exclusively via the (iOS-only)...
08:01 am -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget Scientists dupe infrared cameras with thermal camouflage
Scientists have created a graphene-based material that can outwit thermal cameras by masking hot objects. The film provides a layer of camouflage by appearing to match the ambient temperature, potenti...
06:42 am -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget Instagram Lite quietly goes live on Google Play
Instagram has followed in its parent company's footsteps and launched a lightweight version of its app on Google Play. Like its Facebook and Messenger counterparts, Instagram Lite was created for...
05:00 am -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget HTC prepares Vive VR for the 5G future in China
A lot more people might buy standalone VR headsets like HTC's Vive Focus if they have access to faster and stronger mobile internet connection. That's why HTC has teamed up with China Mobile...
03:24 am -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget Apple rumor points to a TV, music and news subscription bundle
Just three months ago, Apple purchased a company described as the "Netflix of magazine plans" and now The Information reports that it may have bigger ambitions. A plan it's considering,...
02:43 am -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget Sacramento Kings will mine cryptocurrency to support good causes
The Sacramento Kings have a history of experimenting with cutting-edge tech, and now they're using it to better their community. The basketball team plans to mine Ethereum in an arena-based data...
01:34 am -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget Redbox will rent Warner Bros. films on release day
Redbox's new deal with Warner Bros. to make all its movies available for rental the day they're released on home video. The previous agreement delayed arrivals until a week after they'd...
01:34 am -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget Redbox will rent Warner Bros. films on release day (updated)
Redbox's new deal with Warner Bros. to make all its movies available for rental the day they're released on home video. The previous agreement delayed arrivals until a week after they'd...
12:32 am -04 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Engadget YouTube picture-in-picture is coming to all Android users
YouTube TV introduced a picture-in-picture mode for Android 8.0 Oreo users back in November, which extended to its streaming Red (now Premium and Music) services. The feature works as expected, minimi...
11:50 pm -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget Beats co-founders lose $25 million royalty lawsuit
The long-running feud between Beats and claimed co-founder Steven Lamar appears to be winding to a close. A jury has told Beats luminaries Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine to pay Lamar $25.2 million in royal...
11:24 pm -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget Sony's 4K-capable XZ2 Premium reaches the US on July 30th
While Sony's XZ2's didn't amaze us, the Premium model announced weeks later promised a superior photo experience with dual rear cameras and sensors capable of impressive low-light foota...
10:37 pm -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget NASA chief backs Trump's Space Force proposal
Whatever you think of Trump's proposed Space Force, it has at least one ally in its corner: recently-installed (and Trump-selected) NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine. In an interview with Axios...
09:57 pm -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget 11 states sue EPA over attempt to reverse ban on ozone-harming HFCs
The Scott Pruitt-era EPA is facing yet more legal action over its attempts at reversing US environmental regulations. A group of 11 states (including New York and California) and the District of Colu...
09:20 pm -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget Google Calendar auto-rejects meetings when you're on vacation
No longer will you have to meekly reply to someone to say you can't get to a meeting they set up in Google Calendar when you're already on vacation. The scheduling app will now do the work f...
09:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget You may soon store your entire media collection on one SD card
A single SD card might someday be enough to hold your entire media collection, no matter how huge it is. The SD Association (the group that sets memory card standards) just announced a new format call...
08:40 pm -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget Google hopes to quell internal fighting with new rules
Google has long encouraged staff to share ideas with each other, but that's becoming toxic enough that the company is taking steps to rein things in. The Wall Street Journal has learned that Goo...
08:20 pm -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget Facebook's new ad transparency tools will reportedly launch this week
Last October, Facebook announced that it would start requiring advertisers to disclose their identities when purchasing space on the social network. Now, according to a report at Politico, the company...
08:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget Oculus Rift requires Windows 10 for new features
When Oculus upgraded its system software to Rift Core 2.0, currently in beta, it added a redesigned Home experience, multitasking for apps and windows in Dash and mirrored Oculus Desktop monitors. The...
07:40 pm -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget Apple and Samsung settle seven-year patent battle
It looks like Apple and Samsung are finally burying the hatchet over the long-standing US patent dispute they've been fighting for the past several years. According to Reuters, the settlement was...
07:35 pm -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget Sailfish for the Gemini PDA lets you ditch Android
The Gemini PDA is a throwback to the days when people thought they needed a physical keyboard to manage their portable devices. Sailfish OS is an Android alternative based in part on Nokia's MeeG...
07:11 pm -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget Windows 10's app tabs might not arrive in the next big OS update
We hope you weren't clamoring for a chance to try Windows 10's Sets in the near future. Microsoft has removed the app tab feature from Windows 10 Insider Preview builds to "continue mak...
06:33 pm -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa 2 has reached its asteroid target
At approximately 9:35 AM Japanese Standard Time on June 27th, the JAXA (Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency) spacecraft Hayabusa 2 successfully rendezvoused with its target, the diamond-shaped aster...
06:02 pm -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget Samsung won't reward you for using Bixby anymore
Facing stiff competition from Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant, Samsung had to try something to get people to use its own Bixby voice assistant instead. Its solution was to reward users with backgroun...
05:31 pm -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget Facebook and Twitter met with GOP leaders over techs liberal bias
Since the 2016 election, Trump and right-wing lawmakers have claimed that the tech industry's liberal bias has led to suppressing and even censoring conservative speech online. That led to a hear...
05:17 pm -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget NASA delays James Webb Space Telescope launch until 2021
Today, NASA's independent review board announced that it has unanimously recommended that development on the James Webb Space Telescope should move forward. As a result, NASA has a new official l...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget I tried to beat an overclocking robot and failed
Extreme overclocking is hard. I had my first taste of this delicate hobby at last year's Computex, in which, with a lot of back and forth between pouring liquid nitrogen and torching, I managed t...
04:44 pm -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget Google Home and Chromecast are down for some users
'Tis the season for large-scale service outages, apparently. Google has confirmed that many Home speaker and Chromecast users around the world are unable to use their devices, even after a reboot...
04:44 pm -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget Google Home and Chromecast are down for some users (update: fix)
'Tis the season for large-scale service outages, apparently. Google has confirmed that many Home speaker and Chromecast users around the world are unable to use their devices, even after a reboot...
04:39 pm -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget DOJ demands Disney sell 22 regional sports channels in Fox acquisition
The Department of Justice announced on Wednesday that it will require Disney to divest from 22 regional sports networks in order to complete its $71.3 billion acquisition of select Twenty-First Centur...
04:19 pm -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget Corsair buys Elgato's gaming business to get into livestreaming
Live game streaming is a big business, and Corsair wants in. The PC peripheral maker has reached a deal to acquire Elgato Gaming, the team behind Elgato's capture cards, Stream Deck and green sc...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget You can't nail the perfect squat with just an iPhone app
The Squat. Capital 's'. With or without weight, it's widely regarded as the best exercise you can do. But one that's easy to get a little bit wrong and ruin all those benefits. So ...
03:51 pm -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget Microsoft creates a new team focused on healthcare
Thanks to Healthcare NExT (New Experiences and Technologies), for the last few years Microsoft has been working on healthcare innovation through AI and cloud computing. Now, the company is creating a ...
03:40 pm -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget Snapchat is reportedly getting games this fall
Snap has experimented with adding game-like elements to Snapchat in the last few months, but that might have been leading to a much bigger investment. Sources tell The Information that the company is ...
03:30 pm -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget What we're watching: 'The Good Place' and 'Westworld'
This week's IRL focuses on two shows that don't appear to have much in common. But now Westworld viewers may be able to find a new appreciation for The Good Place, at least until season 3 ro...
03:25 pm -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget 'PUBG' creators drop lawsuit over 'Fortnite' battle royale mode
If you were hoping PUBG Corp's lawsuit against Epic Games over Fortnite would be a knock-down drag-out fight to determine which battle royale game emerges triumphant... well, you'll be disap...
03:20 pm -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget Samsung will reveal the Galaxy Note 9 in Brooklyn on August 9th
It wouldn't be summer without a big Samsung announcement, and now we know when it's going down The company just sent out invitations out for an Unpacked event at the Barclays Center in Brook...
03:15 pm -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget Facebook's Keyword Snooze will help you avoid spoilers in News Feed
Last year, Facebook introduced a "Snooze" option that allows you to mute a friend for 30 days on your News Feed. Now it's extending that feature to keywords. According to Facebook, &quo...
03:07 pm -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget Slack is down, now get to work
Slack has been down since 9:30AM Eastern. At the time of this post, it's been over 90 minutes since the service went offline, leaving millions of professionals scrambling for ways to communicate ...
03:07 pm -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget Slack is down, now get to work (Update: It's back)
Slack has been down since 9:30AM Eastern. At the time of this post, it's been over 90 minutes since the service went offline, leaving millions of professionals scrambling for ways to communicate ...
02:59 pm -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget 'Pokmon Quest' is now available on iOS and Android
Pok&eacute;mon Quest, a free-to-start RPG, was released for the Nintendo Switch back in May. Now, the game is available for both iOS and Android devices as well. You can download it from the App S...
02:41 pm -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget Sony looking for solution to PS4 cross-play woes
Fortnite is great in that it lets people play together no matter what platform they're using. Except, that is, for PS4. Sure, PlayStation fans can link up with buddies on mobile, Mac or PC, but p...
02:30 pm -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget Ford's next 'City of Tomorrow' is Grand Rapids, Michigan
Ford's investment in the Mitten State isn't over. Last week the company announced that it was transforming the aging Michigan Central Station in Detroit into an innovation hub for things lik...
02:19 pm -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget US walks back China tech investment restrictions
Earlier this month, President Trump announced that the US would impose a 25 percent tariff on imported Chinese goods from certain industries. There was significant worry that the president would also ...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget Pornhub adds closed captions for viewers with hearing loss
Pornhub may always have one eye on an eye-catching publicity stunt, but it is at least trying to bring adult content to those with accessibility issues. From today, the site is adding closed captions ...
01:21 pm -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget Qualcomm launches a new chip for kid-friendly wearables
Qualcomm has finally launched a new smartwatch chip over two years after its last one, but it was created with a specific market in mind: kids. The chipmaker's new SoC, called the Snapdragon Wear...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget Acclaimed indie game 'The Lion's Song' is heading to Nintendo Switch
Very few people would add The Lion's Song in their Nintendo Switch wish list, but those who would now only have to wait a few more days. The critically acclaimed point-and-click adventure title b...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget I took a phone call from the Google Assistant
When Google unveiled the Duplex phone-calling reservation AI at I/O last month, the world was shook. Despite the potential convenience it presented, the system's ability to mimic human inflection...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget Sonos Beam review: Smart features trump minor audio compromises
Sonos has earned itself a dedicated army of enthusiasts. And with good reason, too: The company pretty much defined the multiroom/connected speaker space, bringing home audio into the internet era. So...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget Google's reservation-making AI will be making calls soon
Google talked about a lot at this year's I/O developer conference, but one demo quickly stole the show: a male voice on a phone, making a restaurant reservation. The restaurant was real, but the ...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget BlackBerry KEY2 review: The undisputed keyboard king
Last year's BlackBerry KEYone was a something of a surprise: It brought Android to the classic BlackBerry form factor in a way that felt valuable. Sure, it was mostly a love letter to the brand&#...
12:15 pm -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget Investigators say China is behind illegal CFC emissions
A global environmental "whodunit" emerged last month, when researchers revealed that someone, somewhere, was pumping tonnes of banned chemical CFC-11 into the atmosphere. Now, investigators ...
11:29 am -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget US senate passes bill to shield the public from false emergency alerts
The US Senate has just passed the Authenticating Local Emergencies and Real Threats (ALERT) bill with unanimous approval. Senator Brian Schatz first introduced the ALERT Act in the wake of a false eme...
10:47 am -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: How AI assistants found their funny bone
Hey, good morning!Happy hump day! Increasingly funny AI assistants get critiqued, a new version of macOS previewed and so many questions on the notion of dual-screen laptops....
10:00 am -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget 'Fortnite' gets a four-player Playground practice mode
Fortnite: Battle Royale is relentless and unforgiving, affording players no time before 99 other wannabe champions set their sights on each other. In fact, the fast-paced action is one of the biggest ...
09:34 am -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget The EFF wants to make email servers more secure
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) launched HTTPS-encryption initiative Let's Encrypt two years ago with Mozilla and Cisco. Now it's turning its attention to email servers with a new p...
08:38 am -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget Samsung's ISOCELL Plus camera sensor upgrades low light performance
While Samsung may be playing catch up in some fields, it continues to charge ahead with its smartphone camera tech. Today it's unveiled its new ISOCELL Plus technology, which means sharper and mo...
07:40 am -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget Amazon Alexa for iOS can now respond to spoken commands
You can finally use Amazon Alexa for iOS as an (almost) hands-free voice assistant. The tech giant has rolled out voice control to the iOS version of its assistant, so you can simply fire up the app o...
05:45 am -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget Tesla opens Model 3 orders to more people and trims prices
If you're in line for a Model 3 then we have good news. The company has announced that it's opening pre-orders to all reservation holders in the US and Canada, now that it's able to pro...
05:16 am -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget Florida is appointing a cryptocurrency czar
Florida's Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis believes his state needs to start keeping a closer eye on cryptocurrency and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). That's why he created a position ...
03:31 am -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget Airbnb strengthens Paris presence thanks to Century 21
Airbnb has clashed with cities where it operates for awhile over regulations specific to each. Back in December, authorities in Paris started cracking down harder on the service to comply or face lega...
02:29 am -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget NTSB: Model S battery caught fire twice after Florida crash
It's not unheard of for cars to catch fire in a crash, but there are now instances of Tesla cars' batteries reigniting well after the fact. As part of a preliminary report on a Model S crash...
01:00 am -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget New Snapdragon chips bring dual cameras to more mid-tier phones
With certain exceptions, mid-range smartphones haven't been keeping pace with the bells and whistles of higher-end handsets -- you can still expect 'just' a single rear camera and 1080p...
12:32 am -04 - Wed, June 27, 2018
Engadget Senator asks FCC if Stingrays can interfere with 911 calls
Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) wants to know if cell-site simulators, also known as Stingrays, have the potential to interfere with mobile communications, and he's asked the FCC to share any research i...
11:37 pm -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget Undercover dark web bust leads to more than 35 arrests
The US just broke new ground in its bid to shut down illegal markets on the dark web. A slew of agencies (the Department of Justice, Homeland Security Investigations, the Secret Service, the DEA and ...
10:56 pm -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget 'Overwatch' update rewards you for commending fellow players
Blizzard is continuing its quest to create a positive Overwatch community and fight toxicity. After a round of testing, the developer has released an update to its class-based shooter that introduces...
10:37 pm -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget Facebook pulls the plug on its Aquila internet drone
You'll want to say goodbye to dreams of Facebook-made internet drones. The company will stop designing and manufacturing its own aircraft, and is closing the relevant facility in the British town...
10:07 pm -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget US Army tests AI that predicts vehicle repairs
Keeping vehicles in good working order is about more than just getting to work on time for the US Army. A breakdown in the middle of a combat zone could prove deadly. So, to help keep on top of repair...
09:46 pm -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget New Twitter users will have to verify a phone number or email address
Twitter has begun to acknowledge that it has persistent problems with malicious automation and spam accounts and it has been working on ways to fix these issues. Today in a blog post, the company shar...
09:28 pm -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget Twitter adds support for login verification with a USB key
Twitter announced today that you can now use a USB security key, such as Yubikey, as part of the two-factor authentication process. It's the latest expansion of Twitter's verification suppor...
08:52 pm -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget Facebook removes fake pages in Latin America ahead of elections
Facebook has taken down more than 10,000 allegedly fake Pages, Groups and accounts sourcing from Mexico and Latin America for violating the platform's community standards. Specifically, they &quo...
08:36 pm -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget Amazon brings Whole Foods delivery to Chicago and four more cities
Amazon's Whole Foods delivery service still covers a relatively small area, but it's seemingly growing by the moment. The internet giant has expanded the Prime-based grocery deliveries to Ch...
08:19 pm -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget Microsoft improves facial recognition across skin tones, gender
Facial recognition is everywhere. The technology is used in China to make kids pay attention and in California to order burgers. You can of course use your face to unlock your iPhone, but the tech als...
07:57 pm -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget LG may squeeze five cameras into its next flagship phone
LG may be taking a cue from The Onion when it comes to overkill product design. A source talking to Android Police claims that the next V-series smartphone (possibly the V40 ThinQ, according to Evan B...
07:33 pm -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget Audi delays e-tron launch in the wake of CEO's arrest
Audi's electric SUV, the e-tron Quattro crossover, notable for its optional aerodynamic side cameras and super-fast charging abilities, was supposed to be revealed at the end of August. Just last...
07:08 pm -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget Google tests Pinterest-like layout for image search
Google hasn't been shy about borrowing cues from Pinterest. Its latest effort, however, may be more transparent than others. The company has confirmed to TechCrunch that it's testing a new...
06:48 pm -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget Facebook lifts its ban on crypotcurrency ads
At the end of January, Facebook banned any advertisements promoting cryptocurrencies because they are "frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices," the company ...
06:48 pm -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget Facebook lifts its ban on some cryptocurrency ads
At the end of January, Facebook banned any advertisements promoting cryptocurrencies because they are "frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices," the company ...
06:27 pm -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget Anti-VidCon event 'TanaCon' was an absolute disaster
Tana Mongeau, a YouTube star, was angry that popular YouTube convention VidCon has refused to grant her a "Featured Creator" badge that would grant her extra security and a special area to m...
05:54 pm -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget Orlando didn't renew its facial recognition contract with Amazon
The Orlando Police Department is one of the law enforcement groups that has been testing Amazon's facial recognition service Rekognition, using it in its headquarters and in downtown Orlando, tho...
05:44 pm -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget Google Maps' new Yelp-like features are now live
At the I/O developer conference last month, Google announced a bunch of new features for Maps, and they're now making their way into the wild. Google is rolling out an update now, which includes ...
05:33 pm -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget Instagram's group video chat hits your phone today
At last month's F8 conference, Facebook announced that a video chat feature for Instagram was in the works. Today, that starts rolling out to users across the world. Anyone you're in a Direc...
05:16 pm -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget macOS Mojave public beta is available right now
Yesterday Apple made iOS12's beta available to the public, and now it's doing the same for its Mojave update to macOS. Starting today you can download and install a test version of Apple...
05:16 pm -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget macOS Mojave first look: Minor but welcome additions
Three weeks ago at this time, Engadget was in the middle of a marathon liveblog. Apple was kicking off its annual WWDC developer conference and, as usual, it had news to share about each of its major ...
05:01 pm -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget Ex-Pentagon official behind Project Maven alarmed by Google withdrawal
Project Maven -- the deal through which Google is providing the Pentagon with AI software that can flag drone images that require further human review -- has been a thorn in the company's side fo...
04:43 pm -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget Uber can legally operate in London after court ruling
Uber just regained the London taxi license it lost in September -- with strings attached. A court has ruled that the ridesharing company can operate in the capital city, but only on a 15-month license...
04:30 pm -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget Amazon Echo Look review: Good selfie taker, so-so stylist
Walking into my closet can sometimes feel like visiting Narnia. There are beautiful, whimsical friends in there, alongside a dizzying array of outdated pieces and random monstrosities from the early a...
04:17 pm -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget Apple's next AirPods case may also charge your iPhone
Apple is reportedly about to give you a new way to wirelessly charge your iPhone: by using your AirPods case. The plan, if it comes to fruition, will let you top up your phone (as long as it's an...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget Google makes it easier to draw 3D masterpieces with Tilt Brush
Google has updated its VR art app, Tilt Brush, with tools that could help you create that 3D masterpiece you've been wanting to draw forever. The tech giant has launched 12 new brushes for the ap...
03:35 pm -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget Reality Winner pleads guilty to leaking NSA election hacking data
Reality Winner was expected to plead guilty to leaking NSA data, and she's done just that. The whistleblower has officially pleaded guilty to a charge of unlawful retention and dissemination of ...
03:30 pm -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget What you need to know before going with a smaller wireless carrier
Let's face it: picking a carrier worth pledging your smartphone allegiance to can be a hassle, and plans offered by massive companies aren't right for everyone. These days, you can get cheap...
03:16 pm -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget Pandora and iHeartRadio paid streams now count on Billboard charts
Billboard may give more weight to paid streams than the free variety in its music charts, but it isn't playing favorites. The industry publication will count subscription streams from Pandora an...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget We have questions about dual-screen laptops
At Computex, ASUS and Intel showed off what they think could be the future of computing: true dual-screen laptops. Open up what's currently called Project Precog, and all you will see are two pan...
02:48 pm -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget Apple's free Schoolwork app for teachers is available now
Apple and education have been synonymous for awhile, and this morning the Cupertino company reiterated that relationship by releasing Schoolwork. The free app suite was originally announced at an educ...
02:30 pm -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget Mitsubishis Outlander Plug-In Hybrid is an understated surprise
No one would blame you if you thought Mitsubishi no longer sold cars in the United States. After being a major player in the sport compact segment during the '90s and 2000s, the automaker just so...
02:14 pm -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget Tech giants discussed midterm election concerns with US government
This week, The New York Times reported that tech companies met with US government officials to discuss security and possible foreign influence around the 2018 midterm elections. Representatives from A...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget Google Assistant can speak Spanish on Home speakers
Today, Google announced that Assistant on its Home, Mini and Max products can now speak and understand Spanish. Additionally, consumers in Mexico will be able to find Google Home on store shelves star...
01:44 pm -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget Amazon Kindle finally supports Arabic language books
Arabic language authors don't get many opportunities in the e-book world, whether it's due to a basic lack of support for the language (which reads right-to-left, is written in cursive and i...
01:30 pm -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget Siri and Alexa walk into a bar: How AI assistants found their funny bone
Virtual assistants like Siri and Alexa are useful for a lot of things, like telling you what the weather's going to be or reminding you of an upcoming calendar appointment. But they can be entert...
01:16 pm -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget Google Lens comes to Pixel and Nexus Android camera apps
Google has rolled out a more straightforward way to access Lens and its visual search features on Mountain View's own devices. You used to have go through Assistant to take advantage of the AI-po...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget Barbie's latest career path is robotics engineering
Earlier this year, Mattel announced that it was partnering with Tynker to bring Barbie-themed coding lessons to young kids. As of today, six free coding experiences are now available as is a new STEM-...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget August automatically creates smart lock codes for Airbnb guests
Locks are a pain with home rental services like Airbnb, whether you're a host or a guest. Do you really want to pick up a spare key, or make the host generate a smart lock code just for you? Au...
12:41 pm -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget Oculus Go comes to Europe and Canada
Customers in the US and Europe have been able to place Oculus Go reservations for a while now, but European VR enthusiasts still haven't received their headsets. That changes today as Oculus has ...
12:21 pm -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget Instagram's redesigned Explore tab sorts everything into topics
As if you weren't already spending hours falling down the rabbit hole that is Instagram's Explore tab, the site is making a few tweaks that'll make it even easier to spend time getting ...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget Pride and prejudice: Techs relationship with the LGBTQ community
"Oh look, that's Google!" screamed a young woman behind me just as the company's iconic logo came into view at the corner of Market and Spear Streets -- the very start of San Franc...
11:31 am -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget FDA approves its first marijuana-derived drug
In a nationwide first, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the use of 'Epidiolex', a marijuana derivative which will be used to treat rare forms of epilepsy. Epidiolex -...
10:46 am -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Testing out iOS 12
Hey, good morning!The next version of iOS isn't ready for wide release, but we loaded up the beta to let you know how things look so far. Also, Alamo Drafthouse is getting into the theater-subscr...
10:30 am -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget The BBC has a new app to counter Spotify and Apple Music
The BBC has a problem. For almost a century, the British broadcaster has run a variety of national and regional radio stations to great effect in the UK. Their influence, though, has waned in recent y...
10:10 am -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget Blizzard is trying to patent Overwatch highlight replays
The Play of the Game highlight at the end of Overwatch is arguably one of the best bits of the game. Now, nearly two years after starting the application process, Blizzard has finally confirmed it wan...
09:35 am -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget Smart prosthetic ankle can adapt to uneven ground
Prosthetic limbs have evolved considerably from the rudimentary wooden appendages of just a few decades ago. They can be bionic, brain-controlled and loaded with features -- and even mimic the sense o...
08:40 am -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget Firefox and 1Password now bring data breach notifications to you
Firefox and 1Password have made it much easier to find out if your email address and password have ever been been leaked due to a data breach. 1Password now comes integrated with the Have I Been Pwned...
07:32 am -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget Now Nintendo's cardboard Labo controller works with 'Mario Kart'
If you have the Nintendo Labo cardboard Variety Kit and a copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, then you can play the game in a new way. Build yourself the Toy-Con Motorbike controller, and you can use it as a...
05:32 am -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget Venezuela's largest ISP blocks Tor
Venezuelans have been relying on tools like Tor to access news sources, including local outlets like El Nacional and international ones like CNN en Espa&ntilde;ol, after the government banned them...
04:00 am -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget WiFi's tougher WPA3 security is ready
WiFi security is finally getting an upgrade after 14 years. The Wi-Fi Alliance has officially launched WPA3, the next-generation standard that promises to tackle many of the vulnerabilities that have ...
03:05 am -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget What's on TV: 'The Expanse' season finale and 'Kiss Me First'
This week The Expanse comes to an end -- but only on Syfy, since Amazon has agreed to continue the series. Desus &amp; Mero are also wrapping up their run with Viceland before moving over to Showt...
02:22 am -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget 'Dota 2' team kicked from $15 million finals for using illegal mouse
There have been several eSports cheating scandals before, including a match-fixing arrest, an 'Overwatch' hackers being fined almost $10 thousand and a PUBG hacker arrested for selling game ...
01:37 am -04 - Tue, June 26, 2018
Engadget FCC gives remote health care a huge funding boost
Rural residents might soon have a better chance of seeing a doctor without venturing into the city. The FCC has raised the annual spending cap on the Rural Health Care Program by 43 percent to $571 m...
11:39 pm -04 - Mon, June 25, 2018
Engadget DARPA wheels change from tires to tracks without stopping
Travel across difficult terrain usually involves a lot of compromise. Tracks will get you where you need to go, but they're slow whenever you're covering open ground. DARPA, however, doesn...
10:57 pm -04 - Mon, June 25, 2018
Engadget Hulu's new Viacom deal includes 'Daria' and other older shows
Hulu has signed a new deal with Viacom for exclusive rights to stream full series, including Daria, Nathan for You, My Super Sweet 16, The New Edition Story and 20 films including School of Rock. The ...
10:13 pm -04 - Mon, June 25, 2018
Engadget NASA's aircraft modifications make planes 70 percent quieter
While NASA's research often makes headlines for advancements that could facilitate space exploration -- like, say, more portable nuclear reactors or X-ray navigation -- it also looks into tech to...
09:44 pm -04 - Mon, June 25, 2018
Engadget Google's free class teaches you how to create AR experiences
If you've ever wanted to create augmented reality experiences but had no idea where to start, Google might have your back. It's releasing a free Introduction to Augmented Reality and ARCore...
09:11 pm -04 - Mon, June 25, 2018
Engadget iOS 12 public beta is available right now
Did Apple's teases of grouped notifications and digital wellness efforts at WWDC last month make you swoon? Well the beta for iOS 12 -- the software those features and countless others will run o...
09:11 pm -04 - Mon, June 25, 2018
Engadget Apple iOS 12 preview: It's all about the polish
It's been three weeks since Apple officially revealed iOS 12, and since then developers have been putting that new software update through the wringer. Now it's your turn: The company just d...
08:52 pm -04 - Mon, June 25, 2018
Engadget Alamo Drafthouse will test its own version of MoviePass
Boutique theater chain Alamo Drafthouse is getting in on the movie subscription craze, too. Dubbed the "Alamo Season Pass," its version sounds incredibly convenient compared to the competiti...
08:31 pm -04 - Mon, June 25, 2018
Engadget Facebook says Cambridge Analytica may not have accessed EU user data
Even after Cambridge Analytica shut down in early May, Facebook is still answering questions about the data it did (or didn't) hand over to the firm. At a hearing with European Union lawmakers to...
08:17 pm -04 - Mon, June 25, 2018
Engadget T-Mobiles FamilyMode offers parental control for your home WiFi
T-Mobile announced FamilyMode today -- a new parental control setup that includes both an app and a device that connects to your home's WiFi. Like other carrier's parental control options, i...
07:50 pm -04 - Mon, June 25, 2018
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S10 may include an in-display fingerprint reader
The Galaxy S9 may have been a modest evolution of its predecessor, but you might not get to level that accusation against the S10. Korean financial news outlet The Bell claims that the Galaxy S10 (co...
07:25 pm -04 - Mon, June 25, 2018
Engadget HBO's website is apparently blocked in China thanks to John Oliver
According to a report at The New York Times, the HBO website has been blocked in China. The crackdown apparently came in response to John Oliver mocking president Xi Jinping on Last Week Tonight. Orig...
07:09 pm -04 - Mon, June 25, 2018
Engadget 'Skyrim VR' is now easier to play and better to look at
Bethesda's Skyrim went full VR about seven months ago, and it's now getting a pretty significant update. That's a good thing, as not everyone was super pleased with this version of the ...
06:48 pm -04 - Mon, June 25, 2018
Engadget CBS All Access NFL games will stream on mobile devices this season
CBS announced today that it has extended its deal with the NFL and the network will stream NFL games via CBS All Access through the 2022 season. Additionally, those games can also be streamed on mobil...
06:27 pm -04 - Mon, June 25, 2018
Engadget Venmo's debit card turns your balance into real-world money
After months of testing, Venmo is ready to offer its own debit card in the US. The new piece of plastic now works at Mastercard-friendly locations instead of Visa (the company hasn't explained t...
06:06 pm -04 - Mon, June 25, 2018
Engadget Adam Sandlers latest Netflix film sports a star-studded cast
Netflix announced today that the cast of its upcoming movie Murder Mystery has been set and production will begin this week. The film stars Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston and Luke Evans and is set to ...
05:43 pm -04 - Mon, June 25, 2018
Engadget Elon Musk's 'Dota 2' AI bots are taking on pro teams
The Dota 2 world championship, The Invitational, is fast approaching, and a top team will have a different-looking squad to contend with: a group of artificial intelligence bots. OpenAI, which Elon Mu...
05:19 pm -04 - Mon, June 25, 2018
Engadget New Google Classroom features make it harder to cheat
Today, Google announced new features aimed at educators using Google Classroom. These include the ability to assign quizzes through Google Forms and "lock" them, so that students cannot navi...
05:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 25, 2018
Engadget Oculus TV arrives today with a promising, though questionable, start
Over a month ago at F8, Facebook announced Oculus TV, a new way to watch TV on a VR headset. Today, it's finally live, and there are plenty of entertainment partners on board already. You can use...
04:32 pm -04 - Mon, June 25, 2018
Engadget Tesla's prototype Semi has a 'Mad Max' Autopilot mode
You didn't think Tesla's Semi truck would go without a Ludicrous-like software setting just because it's meant for work, did you? Sure enough, it exists. Elon Musk has revealed that t...
04:04 pm -04 - Mon, June 25, 2018
Engadget Supreme Court wont hear Making a Murderer appeal
In 2015, Netflix introduced the world to Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey in its hit series Making a Murderer. The two were convicted of murdering Teresa Halbach in 2006, but Avery has insisted that he...
03:41 pm -04 - Mon, June 25, 2018
Engadget Razer and Microsoft may be working on an Xbox keyboard and mouse
If you've been waiting for keyboard and mouse support to come to the Xbox, there's some (possibly) good news on that front. According to Windows Central, Microsoft and Razer may be working t...
03:14 pm -04 - Mon, June 25, 2018
Engadget Amazon expands Prime discounts to all Whole Foods stores this week
Earlier this year, Amazon began offering Whole Foods discounts to Prime members and it has been expanding that program to more states over recent weeks. Today, the company announced that all Whole Foo...
02:44 pm -04 - Mon, June 25, 2018
Engadget Google Earth can measure the distance between your house and the Louvre
Not content to simply measure kitchen tables using augmented reality anymore, Google is thinking bigger. A lot bigger. The latest update to Google Earth is the ability to measure the distance between ...
01:40 pm -04 - Mon, June 25, 2018
Engadget Microsoft is testing AdBlock Plus on the Edge mobile browser
Microsoft is apparently serious about creating a great experience for users of its Edge browser on Android and iOS. According to The Verge, the tech giant has added Adblock Plus directly into the beta...
12:58 pm -04 - Mon, June 25, 2018
Engadget Apple's future AirPods may offer noise cancellation and greater range
Apple might have larger plans in store for future AirPods beyond water resistance. Bloomberg sources claim that a higher-end version of the totally wireless earbuds could arrive "as early as"...
12:31 pm -04 - Mon, June 25, 2018
Engadget Sphero branches out beyond robots with Specdrums acquisition
When Sphero dismissed 45 employees in January and refocused on education, it was in uncharted waters. It didn't mark a complete divergence from Sphero's robotic roots, but it empowered the c...
11:35 am -04 - Mon, June 25, 2018
Engadget UK's official music charts to include video views from July
How do we listen to music these days? Judging by the frothing from record company executives, it's by pretending to watch their promotional videos on YouTube. But that's a problem for the pe...
10:48 am -04 - Mon, June 25, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: A really tiny 'computer'
Welcome back! We're kicking off the week with some excellent smoothie blenders, tiny 'computers' that make rice grains look huge and an unintended consequence of smart home devices....
10:20 am -04 - Mon, June 25, 2018
Engadget China may punch a hole in the 'Great Firewall' for select tourists
The Chinese government's prohibition of popular social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube has spanned several years. China has previously flirted with relaxing its strict internet rul...
09:20 am -04 - Mon, June 25, 2018
Engadget China may punch a hole in the 'Great Firewall' for select tourists
The Chinese government's prohibition of popular social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube has spanned several years. China has previously flirted with relaxing its strict internet rul...
05:10 am -04 - Mon, June 25, 2018
Engadget Contractor hoped to sell social media surveillance to oppressive regimes
Western companies are still interested in selling surveillance tools to governments that could easily abuse them. The Intercept claims to have leaked documents suggesting that Circinus, the defense c...
03:12 am -04 - Mon, June 25, 2018
Engadget Scientists validate theory of relativity on galactic level
Einstein's theory of general relativity is rather important when it's crucial to the modern understandings of the universe and technology like satellites. But does it hold up with something...
01:34 am -04 - Mon, June 25, 2018
Engadget Xiaomi's latest tablet offers LTE on the cheap
Save for the earlier false alarm of Google nixing the tablet section on its website, things have been a little quiet in the Android tablet world. But earlier today, Xiaomi updated its tablet lineup wi...
12:05 am -04 - Mon, June 25, 2018
Engadget AT&T managers encouraged unethical DirecTV Now sales pitches
There's no question that AT&amp;T really, really likes it when customers sign up for DirecTV Now. It regularly touts the subscriber numbers, and it has lately offset troubles with the telecom...
10:34 pm -04 - Sun, June 24, 2018
Engadget Navy backs 'omniphobic' coatings to help ships travel further
Researchers have already explored the idea of using water-repellent ship coatings that let ships travel faster and further. The US Navy, however, is taking things a step further. It's backing U...
10:34 pm -04 - Sun, June 24, 2018
Engadget Navy backs 'omniphobic' coatings to help ships travel farther
Researchers have already explored the idea of using water-repellent ship coatings that let ships travel faster and farther. The US Navy, however, is taking things a step further. It's backing Uni...
09:03 pm -04 - Sun, June 24, 2018
Engadget Domestic abusers are exploiting smart home devices
Smart home devices are supposed to make life easier, but it's now apparent that their convenience carries unintended consequences for domestic abuse survivors. The New York Times has conducted i...
07:31 pm -04 - Sun, June 24, 2018
Engadget VW electric racer smashes Pikes Peak's overall record
VW may have been overly cautious when it hoped to beat Pikes Peak's electric vehicle record with its purpose-built racer. Official lap time data has confirmed that Romain Dumas' I.D. R Pike...
06:01 pm -04 - Sun, June 24, 2018
Engadget Tesla will charge for 'premium' internet on new cars starting July 1st
Ever since Tesla started offering cellular data access in its cars, there's been the implication that it would eventually charge for service. In 2014, it indicated that would start charging in 2...
04:30 pm -04 - Sun, June 24, 2018
Engadget What's the best blender for smoothies?
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...
02:50 pm -04 - Sun, June 24, 2018
Engadget DNA synthesis breakthrough could lead to faster medical discoveries
For all of the advancements in genetic research, DNA synthesis hasn't changed much in over four decades. That could make it a serious obstacle to scientists who are otherwise racing to develop a...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, June 24, 2018
Engadget Ben Heck's Alexa clock crane
While the element14 Community is running a design challenge to help those with mental and physical impairments (which you can join in on), Sean and Connor Miller work with Ben, Felix and Karen to help...
08:08 am -04 - Sun, June 24, 2018
Engadget Google adds anti-tampering DRM to Android apps in the Play Store
Google has made a small change to Play Store apps that could prove a significant help to the security of your Android phone. The company is now adding a "small amount" of security metadata ...
03:11 am -04 - Sun, June 24, 2018
Engadget Cell-sized 'microlasers' could regulate brain activity
Scientists have spent years creating ever-smaller lasers. Berkeley Lab's latest invention, however, is something special -- and could lead to a significant change in medicine. An international te...
01:24 am -04 - Sun, June 24, 2018
Engadget 'Snapdragon 1000' chip may be designed for PCs from the ground up
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 850 processor may be intended for PCs, but it's still a half step -- it's really a higher-clocked version of the same processor you'd find in your phone. The...
11:42 pm -04 - Sat, June 23, 2018
Engadget Scientists are building a DNA database to fight illegal logging
DNA evidence could put criminals behind bars, but only if there's something to compare it to. That's why a project that aims to combat illegal logging is now building a DNA database of trees...
09:59 pm -04 - Sat, June 23, 2018
Engadget World's tiniest 'computer' makes a grain of rice seem massive
You didn't think scientists would let IBM's "world's smallest computer" boast go unchallenged, did you? Sure enough, University of Michigan has produced a temperature sensing ...
08:20 pm -04 - Sat, June 23, 2018
Engadget Mercedes pulls its plug-in hybrids to prepare for new models
We hope you weren't dead set on buying one of Mercedes' existing plug-in hybrids, as they won't be long for this world. Autocar has learned that Mercedes has stopped producing PHEV ver...
06:48 pm -04 - Sat, June 23, 2018
Engadget Security researcher bypasses iPhone's limit on passcode attempts
It's not easy breaking into a locked iPhone. Try too many times and you can get locked out for years, even decades, or lose the device's data altogether. That's why law enforcement had ...
06:48 pm -04 - Sat, June 23, 2018
Engadget Security researcher bypasses iPhone's limit on passcode attempts (update: Apple says it has no vulnerability)
It's not easy breaking into a locked iPhone. Try too many times and you can get locked out for years, even decades, or lose the device's data altogether. That's why law enforcement had ...
06:48 pm -04 - Sat, June 23, 2018
Engadget Security researcher bypasses iPhone's limit on passcode attempts (updated)
It's not easy breaking into a locked iPhone. Try too many times and you can get locked out for years, even decades, or lose the device's data altogether. That's why law enforcement had ...
05:17 pm -04 - Sat, June 23, 2018
Engadget Tesla's Model 3 catches up on Autopilot and WiFi features
Tesla is still rushing to give the Model 3 some of the features you might take for granted in its EV stablemates. As part of a broader update across the lineup (including increased Autopilot nagging),...
03:46 pm -04 - Sat, June 23, 2018
Engadget Apple quietly kills Modern Buckle Watch band in the US
Apple regularly kills off products in silence, simply yanking it from stores without so much as a notice. That's how its super expensive gold Edition watches and even something as big as the iPod...
02:15 pm -04 - Sat, June 23, 2018
Engadget Recommended Reading: The rise of 'Desus & Mero'
How 'Desus &amp; Mero' conquered late nightJazmine Hughes,The New York TimesIt's nothing new for a popular podcast to make the leap to a television show or movie, but that's no...
12:45 pm -04 - Sat, June 23, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the weekend. Before looking back at some highlights from the last week, you should take a minute to find out what's up with Babylon 5 on Amazon Pri...
11:25 am -04 - Sat, June 23, 2018
Engadget Electric GT's first race-spec Tesla Model S hits the track
Two years ago, we learned that a Tesla Model S-based electric racing series was in development. This week Electric GT holdings showed off its first race-spec Model S P100DL in Barcelona ahead of the s...
07:46 am -04 - Sat, June 23, 2018
Engadget Snapdragon-based Chromebook could rival always-connected PCs
You don't have great choices for non-Intel processors on Chromebooks at the moment -- the Rockchip-made parts you often see in low-end systems keep costs down, but they struggle with intensive ta...
03:55 am -04 - Sat, June 23, 2018
Engadget Valve's Knuckles EV2 controller will let you squeeze things in VR
Valve originally introduced its vertical-grip "Knuckles" controllers for VR in 2016, and shipped working models to developers last year. Now the company sending game makers another version, ...
02:27 am -04 - Sat, June 23, 2018
Engadget A World Cup match was the 'most-watched' Spanish livestream ever
The World Cup started last week, and with all the livestreaming options, it's no surprise that the matches have already attracted an enormous amount of views. But yesterday's match between A...
12:47 am -04 - Sat, June 23, 2018
Engadget Facebook accidentally sent developer reports to app testers
While Facebook is still reeling from it's Cambridge Analytica scandal, it has been trying to clean up its image as a company that plays fast and loose with your privacy. Unfortunately, there'...
11:16 pm -04 - Fri, June 22, 2018
Engadget A week of speedrunning for charity starts Sunday
Summer Games Done Quick is back once again. Live from Minnesota, you can watch folks play through your favorite games as fast as they can, for charity. It starts Sunday afternoon at 12:30 PM Eastern a...
09:45 pm -04 - Fri, June 22, 2018
Engadget Apple will repair 'sticky' MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboards
Apple launched a new keyboard service program today, acknowledging that the keyboards on certain MacBook and MacBook Pro models are prone to issues. If users of particular models find that letters or ...
09:25 pm -04 - Fri, June 22, 2018
Engadget California bill could be a major boost to personal data privacy
California legislators have introduced a bill that would give the state's residents more control over their online data and notably, would take the place of a proposed ballot measure that has bee...
08:56 pm -04 - Fri, June 22, 2018
Engadget Reddit is testing a news tab in its iOS app
Reddit is making it simpler to find news on the platform with a beta test of a news tab in its iOS app. You might not always want to sift through personal essays and cat photos to find news from your ...
08:28 pm -04 - Fri, June 22, 2018
Engadget Tesla closes solar installation centers as part of layoffs
Tesla's recently announced layoffs may hurt its solar panel business particularly hard. Reuters sources and leaked documents have revealed that Tesla is closing roughly a dozen solar installation...
07:57 pm -04 - Fri, June 22, 2018
Engadget Amazon brings its kid-friendly FreeTime Unlimited app to iOS
Amazon's kid-friendly FreeTime Unlimited first launched onto Fire devices in 2012. The curated video and book service made the jump to Android last year and has just landed on iOS. It brings with...
07:30 pm -04 - Fri, June 22, 2018
Engadget Tesla built Model 3 assembly 'tents' to meet production goals
Remember how Elon Musk casually mentioned that Tesla had built a new assembly line in just three weeks to help it meet its lofty Model 3 production goals? It was more audacious than you might have th...
07:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 22, 2018
Engadget Microsofts ICE involvement illustrates techs denial problem
Nearly a decade ago, I had the good fortune of being one of the last people to interview the founder of Commodore International, Jack Tramiel (famous for Commodore computers and the popular C64), befo...
06:41 pm -04 - Fri, June 22, 2018
Engadget First episode of Life is Strange 2 debuts September 27th
A month ago, studio Dontnod revealed that its graphic adventure game Life Is Strange had sold 3 million copies -- and a sequel was on the way. Apparently it was pretty far along when they made the ann...
06:23 pm -04 - Fri, June 22, 2018
Engadget 'Arena of Valor' beta registration for Nintendo Switch is live
Arena of Valor was one of the biggest games at E3 this year, you just didn't know it. Like Super Smash Bros Ultimate it was featured in the Nintendo Direct broadcast, and, like Smash there was al...
06:02 pm -04 - Fri, June 22, 2018
Engadget Adobe is using AI to catch Photoshopped images
While picture editors have tweaked images for decades, modern tools like Adobe Photoshop let them alter photos to the point of complete fabrication. Think of sharks swimming in the streets of New Jers...
05:39 pm -04 - Fri, June 22, 2018
Engadget Play Dragon Ball FighterZ on the Switch September 28th
We heard at E3 that Dragon Ball FighterZ, the popular fighting game styled to look just like the anime, would be arriving on the Nintendo Switch sometime this year. Today, publisher Bandai Namco gave ...
05:18 pm -04 - Fri, June 22, 2018
Engadget Bethesda lawsuit claims Westworld game is Fallout Shelter rip-off
Bethesda Softworks filed a lawsuit this week against Behavior Interactive and Warner Bros., alleging that the new Westworld mobile game is a "blatant rip-off" of its Fallout Shelter, Polygon...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 22, 2018
Engadget 'Semblance' is proof of Nintendo's new indie hustle
I found Semblance on the second floor of the Fuego Lounge, squeezed into a booth beside a dance floor and a small stage. It was early afternoon, and waitstaff were restocking the long, rectangular bar...
04:43 pm -04 - Fri, June 22, 2018
Engadget Facebook will soon let you know how much time you spend 'socializing'
Facebook is developing a feature that will let you know how much time you spend on it. TechCrunch found an unreleased tool deep in the code for the platform's Android app called "Your Time O...
04:21 pm -04 - Fri, June 22, 2018
Engadget Tinder tests a 'Picks' feature to save you from endless swiping
Today, Tinder announced that it is testing a new feature called Picks, which highlights matches who fit your particular interests based on career, hobbies, activities and more. It's currently bei...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 22, 2018
Engadget The best alarm clock
By Rachel CericolaThis 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...
03:44 pm -04 - Fri, June 22, 2018
Engadget Netflix crime thriller Ozark returns August 31st
When we left Ozark's Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman), it looked like he had struck a deal that solved his and his family's most immediate and life-threatening problems. But moments later that al...
03:30 pm -04 - Fri, June 22, 2018
Engadget Babylon 5 is great, so why does it look so bad?
When the histories of this golden age of television are written, they will likely begin with The Sopranos. But that would be a mistake because the template a lot of modern-day TV copies was instead cr...
03:16 pm -04 - Fri, June 22, 2018
Engadget Facebook is using Messenger Kids to encourage kindness
Last year, Facebook launched a somewhat controversial Messenger app for children called, appropriately, Messenger Kids. Now, the company is introducing new features and expanding availability for the ...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 22, 2018
Engadget Two-tone smartphones are the new rose gold
It's been a relatively mundane first half of the year as far as smartphone launches go. If the infamous notch was the defining trend of 2017, then we haven't yet found what the 2018 equivale...
02:49 pm -04 - Fri, June 22, 2018
Engadget Uber driver was streaming Hulu just before fatal self-driving crash
Late yesterday, the Tempe Police Department released a 318-page report on the self-driving accident in which an Uber vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian. The report shows that the driver, Rafaela V...
02:39 pm -04 - Fri, June 22, 2018
Engadget Supreme Court ruling requires search warrant for phone location data
The Supreme Court has ruled (PDF) that to perform cellphone tower searches, police will now need a search warrant, as spotted by NPR. Meaning, that now for law enforcement to track where you've b...
02:30 pm -04 - Fri, June 22, 2018
Engadget The undersea electric railway built and abandoned within six years
The seaside town of Brighton sits on the south coast of England, roughly 50 miles from the center of London. Famed for its pebble beaches, piers and cool residents, Brighton remains a popular destinat...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 22, 2018
Engadget Sinemia adds family plans in its latest bid to battle MoviePass
Not to be left out, Sinemia has an announcement this week too: The movie-ticket subscription service is introducing family plans to its offerings. Pricing for its "For Two" tier have changed...
01:42 pm -04 - Fri, June 22, 2018
Engadget SpaceX's Falcon Heavy to launch military satellites by 2020
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy has won its first classified national security payload launch, proving that the company was able to demonstrate that its new rocket is reliable enough to ferry military sate...
01:21 pm -04 - Fri, June 22, 2018
Engadget US Army asks startups to deliver next-generation weapons
While the US Army already works with huge military contractors, it still wants to make sure that it won't miss the chance nab new technologies developed by small businesses. That's why it ha...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 22, 2018
Engadget Snapchat Spectacles' exported clips now come in different formats
Snapchat's Spectacles have always been able to export photos and video clips you can post online, but they only used to come in one variant: round with a white frame. Now, the camera-equipped eye...
12:32 pm -04 - Fri, June 22, 2018
Engadget 'Fortnite' could partially lose the one thing that makes it unique
To build, or not to build? In 2011, Epic Games took a gamble on an unconventional survival shooter called Fortnite. The far-reaching maps and signature weaponry were all there in the main game, but a ...
12:05 pm -04 - Fri, June 22, 2018
Engadget Reality Winner will plead guilty for leaking NSA election hacking info
A little over a year ago, The Intercept posted top-secret NSA documents covering Russian attacks on US voting systems, showing they hacked at least one voting software company and attempted to phish m...
11:31 am -04 - Fri, June 22, 2018
Engadget Google's Street View cars will monitor London's air quality
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has made it one of his missions to curb pollution and improve air quality in the capital. Data plays an important role, and as part of a new project, two Google Street View car...
11:02 am -04 - Fri, June 22, 2018
Engadget Red Dead Redemption 2 may come to PC, too
The amount of people ready to drop a serious amount of cash on Red Dead Redemption 2 might have just increased by quite a bit. VG247 is reporting that Rockstar Games is preparing to launch the much-hy...
10:30 am -04 - Fri, June 22, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: MoviePass surge pricing
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Congratulations, it's Friday. Tesla's 'sabotage' investigation has taken an odd turn, and there's new pricing coming to MoviePass that you...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, June 22, 2018
Engadget 'Jurassic World Revealed' exposes the limits of Alexa games
Turns out, I'm quite terrible at running away from dinosaurs. This is a thing I learned after playing all six chapters of the Jurassic World Revealed game on Alexa, which launches today in tandem...
09:05 am -04 - Fri, June 22, 2018
Engadget Google's Measure app comes to all ARCore-compatible Android phones
Google Measure, the digital substitute app for anyone who don't own a physical tape measure, has just received a much needed update. In contrast to the earlier version -- which was limited to Goo...
08:10 am -04 - Fri, June 22, 2018
Engadget Employees ask Amazon not to sell face recognition to law enforcement
A group of Amazon employees has penned a letter to company chief Jeff Bezos, asking him to stop selling facial recognition to law enforcement. They said that "in the midst of historic militarizat...
07:00 am -04 - Fri, June 22, 2018
Engadget New York Knicks top pick wore a 'Fortnite' suit to the draft
Last night the (real, not 2K League) NBA Draft took over the Barclays Center in New York, and once again, Fortnite was on display. Considering the age of most top picks it's not surprising the ga...
06:06 am -04 - Fri, June 22, 2018
Engadget Nintendo can quickly ban Switch pirates from online play
Nintendo has implemented some pretty stringent anti-piracy measures for the Switch, and according to one console hacker, it has already started banning game cart certificates. In a lengthy PSA on the ...
04:31 am -04 - Fri, June 22, 2018
Engadget California Rep. requests 23andMe to help reunite children with families
California Representative Jackie Speier reportedly asked DNA-testing company 23andMe to help reunite children separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border due to Trump's 'zero tolera...
03:04 am -04 - Fri, June 22, 2018
Engadget GarageBand lessons are now free for aspiring musicians
GarageBand has long been a useful tool to record music, podcasts and more. Even better, the app is free to download and use on your Mac or iOS devices, making it easy to try. Recent updates have broug...
01:46 am -04 - Fri, June 22, 2018
Engadget nuTonomy can test autonomous vehicles city-wide in Boston
Autonomous cars will now be allowed on all public Boston roads. The city has played host to nuTonomy for some time now, allowing the company to test its self-driving Renault Zoes at the Raymond L. Fly...
12:41 am -04 - Fri, June 22, 2018
Engadget Pocket Casts opens up Android beta to the public
Pocket Casts, the incredibly popular podcast application, announced today that it is opening up a public beta program for Android users. This will allow any interested user access to the app's ne...
11:45 pm -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget YouTube looks to merch and memberships to make creators more money
YouTube is having a busy day at VidCon 2018. Aside from launching Premieres, a new feature that lets creators hype pre-recorded videos with a public landing page, the company is also announcing new wa...
11:45 pm -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget YouTube creators can hype pre-recorded videos with 'Premieres'
While YouTube users have been able to schedule pre-recorded videos for years, up until now there hasn't been a seamless way to build anticipation for those videos. But, there's a new feature...
11:45 pm -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget YouTube creators can hype prerecorded videos with 'Premieres'
While YouTube users have been able to schedule prerecorded videos for years, until now there hasn't been a seamless way to build anticipation for those videos. But there's a feature being la...
11:20 pm -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget Bing can use your phone camera to search the web
Microsoft isn't about to let Google's visual search features go uncontested. The tech giant has introduced a Visual Search feature to Bing that uses your phone's camera (either a fresh...
10:37 pm -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget Algeria shuts down internet during exams to curb cheating
Algeria is not kidding around when it comes to exam cheats this year. The country is shutting off internet access for both mobile and fixed line connections for an hour after each high school diploma ...
10:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Save $50 on a Kwikset Kevo smart lock
This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read thei...
09:36 pm -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget Facebook is the only place to watch LaVar Balls basketball league
LaVar Ball and his Big Baller Brand extend their relationship with Facebook today as the social media giant will exclusively air the first game of Ball's Junior Basketball Association tonight, as...
09:11 pm -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget Musk emails alleged Tesla saboteur, 'You're a horrible human being'
The story of Tesla suing a former employee for alleged theft and sabotage has taken another odd turn. While the company increased security at its battery producing Gigafactory after claiming a friend ...
08:48 pm -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget FDA approves implantable glucose monitor that lasts for 90 days
A year ago, the FDA implemented new, streamlined regulations for digital devices. One of them is a continuous glucose-monitoring (CGM) system the FDA just approved that sends data from an implantable ...
08:24 pm -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget Instagrams IGTV could soon challenge YouTubes dominance
Instagram was born as a simple photo-sharing app in 2010, but it began moving into video in 2013, when it started letting users upload short clips. Now, five years after making that initial push into ...
08:13 pm -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget A vertical case makes arcade games easier on Nintendo Switch
A big part of the Nintendo Switch's appeal is its portability, but select games -- typically older titles that originally debuted in arcade machines -- are formatted vertically. Playing them hori...
07:47 pm -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget Mojang card game 'Scrolls' reborn as 'Caller's Bane'
When Scrolls was hit by a Bethesda lawsuit and its online servers died an ugly death, the future of Mojang's collectible card game was looking rather grim. But Scrolls is still alive, and it'...
07:17 pm -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget MoviePass will begin surge pricing next month
Business Insider reports today that MoviePass will start charging surge prices for certain movies during particular times. When the app deems a showing to be exceptionally popular, MoviePass will char...
07:03 pm -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget Surprise! Some PC games have ad-tracking software installed
A smattering of PC games are tracking where you go and what you do on the internet when you aren't playing. Reddit sleuths have discovered that games including Civilization VI, Elder Scrolls Onli...
06:42 pm -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget Follow tonights NBA draft with ESPNs Twitter livestream
For tonight's NBA draft, ESPN will have fan-focused commentary on its main channel while its ESPN2 coverage will explain what the picks mean for the league. But you can also follow along on the n...
06:23 pm -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget Steam's Summer Sale offers discounts on 'Fallout,' 'Sonic' and more
Steam holds seasonal sales throughout the year, offering decent discounts during certain dates in Autumn, Winter and Summer. It's definitely time for the most recent sale, just a day after PUBG g...
06:02 pm -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget 'Minecraft' cross-play is here for mobile, PC, Switch and Xbox
Announced at E3 last year, Minecraft's cross-play update is finally here to unite players on mobile, PC, Nintendo Switch and Xbox hardware. More than just proving to Sony that cross-platform mult...
05:21 pm -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget Valve nixes 'CS:GO' and 'Dota 2' trading following Dutch loot box law
Back in April, the Netherlands ruled that loot boxes in video games were essentially gambling and called for their removal by mid-June. Now, Valve has responded by disabling trading for Counter-Strike...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget Facebook Messenger will translate Spanish messages for you
Facebook Messenger's built-in AI assistant can now translate messages from Spanish to English (and vice versa) for you, whatever it is you and your friend are talking about. The feature, called M...
04:49 pm -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget Volvo's new self-driving tech could let you sleep during your commute
Volvo has a new goal with its popular XC90 crossover SUV: to make commuting a semi-automatic process thanks to level 4 self-driving technology. The Senior Vice President of Volvo, Henrik Green, told T...
04:40 pm -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget Tesla enhances security following report of ex-employee threat
Yesterday, Tesla filed a lawsuit against a former employee, Martin Tripp, who allegedly stole gigabytes of data from the company and shared it with unspecified outside parties. Today, the company incr...
04:35 pm -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget Google staff reportedly refused to work on government security tool
Bloomberg reports today that earlier this year, a group of Google employees refused to work on a security tool that would have opened up more military contracts to the company. The tool in question is...
04:20 pm -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget Supreme Court ruling lets states collect sales tax from online purchases
It's not unheard of for internet retailers to collect sales tax regardless of where their customers are located, but they might not have much choice before long. The US Supreme Court has ruled th...
04:01 pm -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget The new Ronin S gimbal is essential YouTube gear
If you're reading this you're probably a filmmaker or someone who might like to become a filmmaker. If so, you already know that the Ronin S is a gimbal: a robotic stick that stabilizes your...
03:44 pm -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget Battle royale title 'Darwin Project' will soon be free on Xbox
Scavengers Studio made its battle royale brawler Darwin Project free-to-play for PC in April, leaving Xbox players wondering if they have no choice but to pay $15 for it. Turns out they won't hav...
03:30 pm -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget How to optimize your online gaming setup
Whether you play Fortnite, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds or Overwatch, you're going to want as little latency as possible between your hands and the game's servers. While you can't...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget Facebook can predict a musicians movement using only an audio clip
We're used to seeing the likes of Wii avatars crudely banging at pianos or sawing away at violins, but Facebook is now working on an application that uses music alone to govern the movements of a...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget Google Assistant no longer needs every 'hey' and 'OK'
At last, you don't have to call out Google Assistant by name every time when you want to issue a command. As promised at I/O, Google has made Assistant's Continued Conversation available for...
02:46 pm -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget Twitter acquires online safety company to bolster anti-abuse efforts
Twitter has repeatedly come under fire for not doing enough to stop hate speech, allowing outside groups to sow political discord and failing to limit the spread of misinformation. To address these is...
02:30 pm -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget Your old video games could be worth serious cash
By Daniel HowleyE3 2018 is in the rearview mirror. And while the biggest game show of the year brought us plenty of new games to look forward to, they're still months from hitting the market. For...
02:14 pm -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget Samsung now has an 8TB SSD thanks to 3D memory tech
Data centers are about to get a lot more storage efficient. Samsung has launched the industry's highest capacity NVMe solid state drive (SSD) that packs an 8TB punch in an ultra-small footprint o...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget The Brooklyn neighborhood remade as a VR game
Go east in Brooklyn, New York, past the blockchain software startups, gentrified co-working spaces and Edison-bulbed cocktail bars, and you reach Brownsville. In a former elderly home near the Langsto...
01:51 pm -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget Facebook expands news fact-checking program to 14 new countries
It's a Thursday morning, so that means Facebook has an announcement to share regarding its fight against fake news. The social network says it has expanded its third-party fact checking operation...
01:35 pm -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget Lobbyists helped gut Californias net neutrality bill
Federal net neutrality protections have ended, thanks to Ajit Pai's leadership at the FCC, but some states haven't been content with the demise of the regulations that promote a free interne...
01:18 pm -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget Intel CEO resigns over relationship with employee
Intel CEO and board member Brian Krzanich will step down from his role at the company, effective immediately. In a statement, Intel said that it had been recently informed of a "past consensual r...
01:04 pm -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget Apple's AirPower wireless charger could launch around September
Apple's iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are the company's first devices to include wireless charging support. Back when they announced last September, Apple also said it would be releasing its...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget Amazon Fire TV Cube preview: Alexa still needs work as a TV guide
When you consider the popularity of Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa and the company's Fire TV streamers, it was really just a matter of time before the folks at the Everything Store decided...
12:30 pm -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget ACLU urges devs to safeguard users with anti-snooping measures
Apple recently announced that it was closing the loophole that allows authorities into iPhones via the charging and data port. The company said it wasn't trying to defy police, but rather deter c...
12:02 pm -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget Microsoft abandons VR plans for Xbox One
Fans of virtual or mixed reality who have been clinging to the hope of a headset for Xbox One will need to keep holding out -- Microsoft has confirmed it isn't focusing on either technology for t...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget Google makes it easier to manage your account on Android
For all the features Google has revamped in recent years, it hasn't done much to change your account controls. That's a bit overdue when privacy is much more of a priority, don't you t...
10:45 am -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: AMC attacks MoviePass
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Instagram is officially in the long-form video game, and AT&amp;T is ready to reveal WatchTV. But video doesn't just live on your phone, and AMC's ne...
10:30 am -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget AT&T's latest unlimited plans include a new live TV service
AT&amp;T isn't wasting any time milking its nearly completed acquisition of Time Warner for all it's worth. The carrier has unveiled two new wireless plans, Unlimited &amp;More and U...
09:35 am -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget HDR10 is one step closer to reaching your TV
Samsung, Panasonic, 20th Century Fox and Amazon are one step closer to giving Dolby Vision a run for its money. Companies now have easy access to the open, royalty-free HDR10+ standard thanks to a jus...
08:15 am -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget Bose puts crowdfunded 'sleepbuds' on sale for $250
Last year, Bose took to Indiegogo to gauge people's interest on an experimental device: a pair of noise-masking wireless earbuds designed to help you sleep. That experiment was a success, and the...
07:10 am -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget Amazon adds Moto G6 Play and Z3 Play to Prime Exclusive phone lineup
Amazon already has quite a few Motorola phones in its Prime Exclusive roster, and now it's adding two more to its lineup. The e-commerce giant now offers the Moto G6 Play and Z3 Play as unlocked,...
05:24 am -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget Tesla's mobile app can turn on top speed limits from anywhere
If you're a little worried about handing over the keys to your Tesla to a valet, then you might be tempted to engage the car's "Valet Mode," which limits the speed of the car to 70...
03:22 am -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget Facebook redirects would-be opioid buyers to crisis helpline
Anyone trying to buy opioids or seeking addiction treatment through Facebook should now instead see information for a federal crisis helpline. Facebook has worked with a policy team on the measure ove...
02:28 am -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget 'Digital Key' standard uses your phone to unlock your car
You can already use your smartphone as a car key if you own the right vehicle (just ask Tesla Model 3 owners). There hasn't really been a common standard for it, though, and that has hurt adoptio...
01:34 am -04 - Thu, June 21, 2018
Engadget Car2Go's carsharing service expands to Chicago starting July 25th
Carsharing service Car2Go is coming to Chicago July 25th. Residents of the big city can register for free now, and new members will get a $15 credit for doing so. This brings the total number of citie...
11:57 pm -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget Ohio test uses drones to monitor highway traffic
Highway traffic monitoring is frequently... less than efficient. Fixed cameras can't catch problems beyond their immediate location, while aircraft are both costly and inevitably have to fly bac...
10:58 pm -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget Match Group buys Hinge on its way to dating dominance
Match Group, the company that owns Tinder, has bought a controlling stake in Hinge, which was redesigned to cater to individuals seeking relationships instead of the casual dating (and hookup) culture...
10:33 pm -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget Just tweeting a story with WH advisor's number could get you blocked (updated)
White House adviser Stephen Miller is widely regarded as the person behind the Trump administration's zero tolerance immigration policy that has taken children away from parents accused of attemp...
10:04 pm -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget Germany plans to test Airbus and Audi's flying taxi concept
The Pop.Up Next flying taxi from Airbus and Audi should soon become much more than a well-meaning concept. The German government has signed a letter of intent greenlighting tests for the flying taxi ...
09:29 pm -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget Apple adds Sesame Workshop kids programming to its TV slate
Apple has a large and ever-growing slate of shows in the works, including dramas, comedies, sci-fi originals and thrillers, and soon it will include programming geared toward children. Variety reports...
09:02 pm -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget Whats coming to Netflix in July: Orange is the New Black returns
July brings a slew of new TV show seasons and film favorites to Netflix. New episodes of Jerry Seinfeld's hit chat series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee are coming at the beginning of the month...
08:36 pm -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget The Weather Channel's mixed reality tornado lesson was actually fun
This morning, The Weather Channel debuted the first of its upcoming slate of immersive, mixed reality (IMR) content that's meant to let "viewers truly see the weather like never before"...
08:15 pm -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget A first look at Instagram's IGTV
As rumored, Instagram is ready to get into long-form video. And today the company made those plans official with the reveal of IGTV, its new standalone video app geared toward internet creators, like ...
08:01 pm -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget Volvos new US-made S60 sedan will be available via subscription
Volvo's new S60 sedan marks a bit of a sea change for the automaker: It's its first of its vehicles not to have a diesel variant, the first manufactured in the United States and the third to...
07:38 pm -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget US lawmakers urge Google to reconsider Huawei partnership
In the wake of national security concerns over Huawei's interest in entering the US market, legislators from both the Senate and the House sent a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai urging him to ...
07:17 pm -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget Leap Motion shows off AR headset with rousing game of ping pong
If you wanted to demonstrate Leap Motion's low-cost augmented reality headset, how would you do it? Create a flashy, action-packed showcase? Leap Motion has a different idea: an invigorating game...
07:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget GM goes full smartphone with its latest infotainment system
Many of us are using CarPlay and Android Auto to essentially replace the infotainment systems in our cars. Automakers like Audi, Mercedes, and really anyone putting metal on four tires is taking notic...
07:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget GM goes full-smartphone with its latest infotainment system
Many of us are using CarPlay and Android Auto to essentially replace the infotainment systems in our cars. Automakers like Audi, Mercedes and really anyone putting metal on four tires is taking notice...
06:39 pm -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget Facebook is testing paid monthly subscriptions for Groups
Facebook is testing Group subscriptions, which will allow Group admins to charge for exclusive content. Only a few will have access to the feature as of now, but they'll be able to set up a separ...
06:18 pm -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget Puzzle platformers 'Inside' and 'Limbo' hit Nintendo Switch June 28th
Good news for fans of creepy, atmospheric games: Playdead is bringing its hit platformers Limbo and Inside to Nintendo Switch June 28th. Both were already available to play on the go, as they're ...
05:57 pm -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget Instagram reaches 1 billion monthly users
After surpassing 800 million monthly active users last September, we knew it was only a matter of time before Instagram would reach that coveted 1 billion mark -- and today is that day. The company ha...
05:50 pm -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget Instagram takes on Snapchat and YouTube with IGTV
Where there's smoke, there's fire. For Instagram, that smoke recently came in the form of rumors about it launching a feature to host curated, long-form videos in its app. And well, there�...
05:38 pm -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget Fundraiser to reunite immigrant families is largest in Facebook history
In the last six weeks, the Trump administration's strategy to separate children while criminally prosecuting parents for attempting to cross the southern US border illegally has led the governmen...
05:19 pm -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget Microsoft follows Google with its own overhauled news app
Microsoft has overhauled its MSN News app for mobile. As you might expect, it's curated for your interests, offers breaking news alerts, support for widgets on both Android and iOS, continuous sc...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget 'Westworld: The Maze' is a choose-your-own-adventure Alexa game
Consider yourself a Westworld superfan? Now you can prove it. Ahead of the season finale, HBO is launching its first full-scale Alexa voice skill with Westworld: The Maze, an immersive voice experienc...
04:35 pm -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget White House reportedly considers GDPR-like data protections
Online data privacy is a hot topic right now for a number of reasons. US residents and elected officials alike still have their eyes on Facebook as concerns continue to circulate over the policies tha...
04:24 pm -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget Tesla sues former employee who allegedly stole confidential data
Today, CNBC reported that Tesla is suing a former employee named Martin Tripp. The lawsuit centers around the alleged theft of gigabytes worth of proprietary information from the electric car company....
04:13 pm -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget Hyundai and Audi team up on hydrogen fuel cell technology
Hyundai and Audi have reached a deal that will allow the two to share their hydrogen car technology, Reuters reports. Both companies will have access to the other's intellectual property and they...
03:52 pm -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget All Amazon Prime members can now try clothes before they buy
Amazon has been testing out a fee-free clothing-box service in the vein of Stitch Fix since last June. Prime Wardrobe allowed customer to try out selected clothing before buying; customers would only ...
03:31 pm -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget LG's G7 and V35 are available for pre-order on Project Fi
You no longer have to spring for a Pixel if you want a high-end smartphone on Project Fi. In the wake of an announcement late last month, Google's wireless service has made LG's G7 ThinQ an...
03:10 pm -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget Facebook will air live PGA Tour coverage on its Watch tab
One of the ways that Facebook has been highlighting its Watch tab is through exclusive streaming deals with sports leagues. Now, the PGA Tour joins the roster of sports that will air coverage on Faceb...
02:41 pm -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget EU narrowly passes copyright law requiring internet filtering
Today, the EU parliament's legal affairs committee voted in favor of controversial legislation that requires tech companies to install filters into their software to prevent users from uploading ...
02:19 pm -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget AMC's 'Stubs A-List' subscription is a direct attack on MoviePass
That took.... longer than expected: To compete with MoviePass, AMC Theaters will launch a monthly subscription service starting June 26th. With the AMC Stubs A-List program, in exchange for $19.95 per...
02:01 pm -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget Facebook is placing autoplay video ads inside Messenger
Facebook previously admitted that it's running out of places for ads in the News Feed, which doesn't sound good for a company making billions of dollars from them. To solve that issue, the s...
01:30 pm -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget HTC U12 review: Fundamentally flawed
Once a big player in smartphones, HTC is now better known for its Vive VR headsets than anything else. The firm offloaded the team responsible for the Pixel phones to Google earlier this year, shortly...
01:15 pm -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget Google Podcasts is pretty but basic
Google has a long and disappointing history with podcasts. With Apple and iTunes, they were always an integral part of the experience. For Android, though, it was an afterthought. Google Listen was ba...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget A closer look at the BlackBerry KEY2's new dual camera
It'll still be a little while yet before the first BlackBerry KEY2s wind up on people's doorsteps, and we're currently putting our review unit through its paces. For now at least, we�...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget Up close with the Galaxy S9 in 'Sunrise Gold'
Samsung teased a gold color variant of the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus two days ago, and now it's officially announced the availability. Starting June 24th, you'll be able to get the "Sunrise...
12:31 pm -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget TouchPal built an AI for its alternative Android keyboard
Over the years, TouchPal has remained one of the most popular Android keyboards with its generous bundle of features, including gesture typing, neural network-powered prediction, multilingual support,...
12:01 pm -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget Steam lets game developers customize their homepages
Steam has put its new Creator Homepages into open beta, letting developers and publishers customize their homepages to better show off their game catalogs. There's a lot of flexibility -- publish...
11:29 am -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget Ford's future transportation plans include an iconic Detroit train station
As Ford notches its 115th anniversary, the company celebrated its purchase of an iconic Detroit landmark with an eye toward the "smart cities" future we heard about at CES. Michigan Central ...
11:01 am -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget 'PUBG' celebrates 50 million sales with first Steam discount
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is now enjoying its first Steam sale since launch. According to a recent Steam update, the price reduction -- a 33% discount which brings the price of admission down...
10:30 am -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Another all-screen phone
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.In case you needed another sign that we're at the height of this console cycle, Sony is rolling out a greatest hits lineup for the PS4. At the same time, Game...
10:10 am -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget Privacy browser Brave pays 'crypto tokens' for watching its ads
Ad-blocking browser Brave is getting ready to test its Basic Attention Token (BAT) platform, which has been designed to reward users for looking at adverts. The company, founded by Mozilla's cont...
09:01 am -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget Loupedeck makes welcome improvements to its photo-editing controller
When Loupedeck smashed its Indiegogo target in 2016, the media controller gave both aspiring photographers and professionals a chance to edit pictures on Adobe Lightroom more quickly and intuitively. ...
08:05 am -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget Instagram could launch its 'IGTV' long-form video hub today
Instagram will launch its long-form video hub very, very soon -- maybe even some time today -- and according to TechCrunch, it will be called IGTV. The hub will reportedly be part of the platform'...
07:00 am -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget Porsche invests in EV supercar-maker Rimac
Just recently, luxury automaker Porsche teased its electric Mission E sports car, showing its shadowy silhouette that's not unlike its other non-EV cars. Now, the company has shown that it's...
05:32 am -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget Uber will pay drivers in some cities to use electric cars
Uber would like its drivers to go electric, but it knows that practical realities like high prices and hours of charging time make that difficult. Its solution? Give those drivers a helping hand. I...
04:00 am -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget MIT uses brain signals and hand gestures to control robots
Robotic technology has a staggering range of applications, but getting it to perform adequately can be a challenge, requiring specific programming based around the way humans communicate with language...
03:35 am -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget Snapchat Lenses bring coral reefs to your neighborhood
How do you make nature exciting to a generation growing up with Snapchat and Instagram? The California Academy of Sciences has an idea: bring the nature to the apps that generation is using. It just...
02:47 am -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget TP-Link squeezed a smart home hub into its new mesh WiFi router
Mesh WiFi routers are no longer all that special, so how do you stand out? If you're TP-Link, you roll in a smart home hub. It just introduced a Deco M9 Plus router that builds on last year'...
12:28 am -04 - Wed, June 20, 2018
Engadget Superhero epic 'Invincible' heads to Amazon as an animated series
Amazon Studios has greenlit an animated series based on the comic Invincible, which was created by artist Cory Walker and writer Robert Kirkman, who made The Walking Dead. The new show's source m...
11:53 pm -04 - Tue, June 19, 2018
Engadget Tiny MIT chip helps bee-sized drones navigate
You may have seen drones that behave like bees, but drones the size of bees are another matter. How do you help it navigate when virtually any conventional computing power would be too heavy and powe...
11:18 pm -04 - Tue, June 19, 2018
Engadget Arizona man gets 20 months in prison for emergency system DDoS attacks
Denial of service attacks are serious by themselves, but doubly so when they target vital systems... and one perpetrator is finding that out first-hand. A court has sentenced Arizona resident Randall...
10:43 pm -04 - Tue, June 19, 2018
Engadget A tiny Xbox One S is the latest American Girl accessory
As in all children's toys, representation in American Girl's line of dolls is key: The last to be introduced was a Latin American girl destined to reach Mars. But maybe owners just want to s...
10:18 pm -04 - Tue, June 19, 2018
Engadget US regulator blocks sales of device that fools Tesla's Autopilot
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has demanded that the company behind a gadget called the Autopilot Buddy stops selling the device in the US. The gizmo makes Tesla's Aut...
09:46 pm -04 - Tue, June 19, 2018
Engadget The Weather Channel's mixed reality broadcasts debut tomorrow
In April, the Weather Channel announced that it would be incorporating immersive, mixed reality content into its broadcasts that will give viewers a realistic look at weather events. Well it's re...
09:15 pm -04 - Tue, June 19, 2018
Engadget Four 'Star Trek' series are in the works from 'Discovery' showrunner
Get ready for more Trek than you can shake a phaser at. According to a report at Variety, CBS has signed a five-year deal with current Discovery showrunner Alex Kurtzman's production company to e...
08:54 pm -04 - Tue, June 19, 2018
Engadget T-Mobile and Sprint pitch FCC on the merits of their merger
You've heard T-Mobile and Sprint try to sell you on their proposed merger, but it's now regulators' turn to get an earful. The two carriers have submitted their Public Interest Statemen...
08:33 pm -04 - Tue, June 19, 2018
Engadget 'Alto's Odyssey' slides onto Android next month
Alto's Odyssey, the sequel to the classic snowboarding endless runner Alto's Adventure, is headed to Android next month. Players on iOS devices have explored the Apple Design Award-winning g...
08:12 pm -04 - Tue, June 19, 2018
Engadget Uber, Waymo and others to study the 'human impact' of self-driving cars
A group of companies have just formed a new organization that will study the impact self-driving cars could have on humans, like the millions that stand to lose their jobs to autonomous vehicles in th...
07:51 pm -04 - Tue, June 19, 2018
Engadget Wear OS watches get (slightly) useful interactive faces
Look at all that space on your smartwatch's face. You could be doing so much more with it. In addition to simply displaying the time, date, current weather and your fitness progress, your watch&#...
07:30 pm -04 - Tue, June 19, 2018
Engadget Oppo's all-screen Find X hides a pop-up selfie camera
Almost every phone manufacturer is trying to develop a handset with a truly edge-to-edge display. Most end up with a small notch, but others are finding new and unusual ways to hide the front-facing c...
07:19 pm -04 - Tue, June 19, 2018
Engadget Care by Volvo XC40 delays are a sign of things to come
Care by Volvo is an affordable and convenient subscription service. For $600 a month you get a $35,000 car but essentially only pay for gas for two years. It sounds great. It sounded so great, in fact...
07:08 pm -04 - Tue, June 19, 2018
Engadget The Fortnite-sized PUBG map goes live Friday
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' third map 'Sanhok' will officially go live with a new patch on Friday, June 22nd. Its small-scale area (4km x 4km, a quarter the size of the other tw...
06:47 pm -04 - Tue, June 19, 2018
Engadget Olympic hackers may be attacking chemical warfare prevention labs
The team behind the 2018 Winter Olympics hack is still active, according to security researchers -- in fact, it's switching to more serious targets. Kaspersky has discovered that the group, nick...
06:30 pm -04 - Tue, June 19, 2018
Engadget Facebook's live gameshows could take a bite out of HQ Trivia
Instead of creating its own HQ Trivia competitor, Facebook has taken a broader approach and created an entire gaming platform. The company announced polls for Live and on demand videos as well as new ...
06:05 pm -04 - Tue, June 19, 2018
Engadget Uber reportedly increased self-driving simulations after fatal crash
Uber allegedly "neglected" simulation testing for its autonomous vehicles according to The Information. Following March's fatal accident between one of Uber's self-driving vehicles...
05:44 pm -04 - Tue, June 19, 2018
Engadget Alexa and Echo will arrive in Italy and Spain later this year
Amazon's plan to put Alexa everywhere is extending from homes to hotels and, soon, the Mediterranean. It will bring Alexa and the various Echo devices to Spain and Italy later this year. Sonos an...
05:22 pm -04 - Tue, June 19, 2018
Engadget Verizon will stop selling customer location data to aggregators (updated)
Last month, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) sent letters to Verizon, AT&amp;T, Sprint and T-Mobile, asking who they share their customers' location data with and whether those companies obtain custo...
05:22 pm -04 - Tue, June 19, 2018
Engadget Major US carriers will stop selling customer location data to aggregators (updated)
Last month, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) sent letters to Verizon, AT&amp;T, Sprint and T-Mobile, asking who they share their customers' location data with and whether those companies obtain custo...
05:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 19, 2018
Engadget GitHub Education is a free software development package for schools
GitHub, the online, open-source code repository recently acquired by Microsoft, has already made big moves to support future software developers. In 2012 it launched the Student Developer Pack, in 201...
04:41 pm -04 - Tue, June 19, 2018
Engadget Some of the most popular PS4 titles now cost just $20
In keeping with tradition, Sony has introduced a selection of best-selling PS4 games for a discount. 'PlayStation Hits' will offer titles like Metal Gear Solid V, Doom, Bloodborne and Unchar...
04:22 pm -04 - Tue, June 19, 2018
Engadget Snapchat will begin adding docu-series to its slate of shows
Snapchat has hosted around 50 series on its Discover page so far, including murder mysteries, reality shows, sports coverage and news. And soon it will be adding docu-series. The company has announced...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 19, 2018
Engadget Twitch allows everyone to customize streams with multiple tools
Twitch's work on Extensions -- video overlays and visual embellishments for streams -- keeps plugging along. Today the broadcasting service announced that now every user can turn on up to three d...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 19, 2018
Engadget PAXs Session Control helps you control your vape high
If you partake in cannabis, you've probably overdone it at some point and felt like the walls are closing in. Or instantly forgot what you just said and were suddenly paranoid everyone in the roo...
03:42 pm -04 - Tue, June 19, 2018
Engadget GameStop confirms buyout talks as downloads take their toll
It won't shock you to hear that GameStop has been suffering as downloads have taken off. Now, however, it might be looking for help. In the wake of a Reuters leak, GameStop has confirmed that i...
03:21 pm -04 - Tue, June 19, 2018
Engadget Adobes new all-in-one video-editing tool will work across devices
Adobe is working on a new video-editing product called Project Rush that brings three tools -- Premiere Pro, Audition and After Effects -- together in one place. With Project Rush, you'll be able...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 19, 2018
Engadget Anchor's iPad app is an all-in-one podcast studio
Back in February, the audio social network Anchor relaunched as a one-stop podcast-making shop. Now it's introducing an iPad app that's designed for the larger device's touch interface....
02:43 pm -04 - Tue, June 19, 2018
Engadget Google launches dedicated podcast app for Android
Google hasn't had a direct answer to Apple's dedicated Podcasts app. You've had to either listen in Google Play Music (not ideal if you hate merging audio sources) or use a not-well-pub...
02:30 pm -04 - Tue, June 19, 2018
Engadget The doctor on your wrist: How smartwatches are saving lives
By Caitlin McGarryJames T. Green thought he was having a panic attack.He took a break from work to walk around the block during a stressful day, and noticed he felt out of breath strolling up a slight...
01:59 pm -04 - Tue, June 19, 2018
Engadget Speedy AI image analysis could help doctors during surgery
Right now, comparing 3D medical scans is a pain -- it can take two hours or more to see what's changed. And that spells trouble for surgeons, who may have to bring patients back to the operating...
01:29 pm -04 - Tue, June 19, 2018
Engadget Uber trials cheaper rides for people who are willing to wait
There are times when you need to get an Uber right away, even if it's at a peak hour and prices are through the roof. But there are times when you have the luxury of waiting for your Uber to arri...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 19, 2018
Engadget With new updates, Yahoo bets big on Mails mobile future
Few things are a uniquely annoying as having to use your email service's mobile interfaces &mdash; they're basic, they're kind of ugly, and they rarely provide the niceties you'...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 19, 2018
Engadget Amazon offers Hub delivery lockers to apartments across the US
Over half a million residents in New York, San Francisco and some other locations can already have their packages delivered to Amazon's Hub lockers for their buildings. And those Hubs are bound t...
12:32 pm -04 - Tue, June 19, 2018
Engadget Beijing subways may soon get facial recognition and hand scanners
A bio-ID surveillance framework that can recognize subway users may soon come to Beijing. China Daily reports two forms of bio-recognition being put forward -- palm touch and facial recognition. Toget...
12:01 pm -04 - Tue, June 19, 2018
Engadget Amazon launches Alexa for hotels
Visitors to Marriott hotels will soon be able to use Amazon Alexa to make their stays more enjoyable. "Alexa for Hospitality" lets guests ask Alexa -- via an in-room Amazon Echo -- for help ...
11:02 am -04 - Tue, June 19, 2018
Engadget Fraudster caught using OPM hack data from 2015
Way back in 2015, the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) was electronically burgled, with hackers making off with 21.5 million records. That data included social security numbers, fingerprints, u...
10:30 am -04 - Tue, June 19, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Red Rocks
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome back! We'll explain why it might be time to try Pok&eacute;mon Go again and try to make our choice between a pair of excellent electric SUVs. Oh, ...
10:05 am -04 - Tue, June 19, 2018
Engadget Apple hit with $6.6 million fine in Australia over 'Error 53' fiasco
Australian authorities didn't buy Apple's explanation for the infamous Error 53 message, which bricked a lot of phones in 2016. The country's federal court has slapped the tech giant wi...
09:10 am -04 - Tue, June 19, 2018
Engadget Ex-CIA engineer charged in 'Vault 7' leak
Last month when we learned that Joshua Schulte still had not been charged for allegedly providing CIA hacking information to Wikileaks despite being in custody for months, his family said he was a &qu...
08:15 am -04 - Tue, June 19, 2018
Engadget Microsoft is finally launching its new Xbox Avatar Editor
Microsoft has been whetting Xbox users' appetites with the promise of new, customizable avatars since last year, and after several delays, they're finally becoming available. Xbox Insiders c...
07:00 am -04 - Tue, June 19, 2018
Engadget Facebook wants to help small businesses protect your privacy
Data privacy is a continually growing concern in the wake of news of election tampering and Cambridge Analytica scandals. As the EU's General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) take full effect, ...
06:43 am -04 - Tue, June 19, 2018
Engadget Senate votes to reinstate ZTE ban in the US
The Trump administration's decision to work with Chinese President Xi Jinping to bring ZTE back to business didn't sit well with lawmakers from both sides. A group of Senators from the Repub...
03:06 am -04 - Tue, June 19, 2018
Engadget IBMs Project Debater is an AI that's ready to argue
A large group of journalists and IBM employees sit quietly while a black monolith (yes, like the one found in 2001: A Space Odyssey) with a display shows three animated blue balls floating in front an...
02:31 am -04 - Tue, June 19, 2018
Engadget What's on TV: 'Luke Cage,' 'Preacher' and 'Westworld'
The FIFA World Cup is already rolling along, but this week we're getting ready for the second season of Marvel's Luke Cage on Netflix. AMC has the season premiere of Preacher and Comedy Cent...
01:51 am -04 - Tue, June 19, 2018
Engadget Synthetic 'blubber' could triple divers' survival time in icy water
Even the hardiest diver can't last longer than an hour in cold water using a modern wetsuit, and that's no good if you're a special ops soldier or otherwise need to stay under the sea f...
12:07 am -04 - Tue, June 19, 2018
Engadget Elon Musk says Tesla employee committed 'sabotage'
Tesla may have more trouble on its hands than layoffs and production challenges. Reuters said it had obtained a company-wide email from Elon Musk stating that an unnamed employee had conducted "e...
11:52 pm -04 - Mon, June 18, 2018
Engadget Roku could launch a store for streaming subscriptions
Roku is planning its own Amazon Channels-style &agrave; la carte marketplace for video subscription services, sources told Variety. Anyone using the company's devices could sign up for and wa...
11:02 pm -04 - Mon, June 18, 2018
Engadget Microsoft employees criticize ICE contract amid recent reports
Add Microsoft to the list of companies whose government deals are provoking outrage both inside and outside their offices. The Redmond firm sparked a wave of criticism on social networks after users d...
10:18 pm -04 - Mon, June 18, 2018
Engadget Dark Horse's Stranger Things comics chronicle Will's journey
There will soon be quite a few ways for you to experience the world of Stranger Things, as books, a video game and now a line of comics are all in the works. Entertainment Weekly announced today that ...
09:47 pm -04 - Mon, June 18, 2018
Engadget Dropbox lets you preview more file types without having to download
If you've ever received a ZIP or RAR file in Gmail, you'll have noticed that you can peek to see what's inside without having to download the file. If you've been hoping for a simi...
09:16 pm -04 - Mon, June 18, 2018
Engadget Amazon faces pressure to stop selling facial recognition to police
Amazon may not have much choice but to address mounting criticism over its sales of facial recognition tech to governments. The American Civil Liberties Union has delivered both a petition and a lette...
08:45 pm -04 - Mon, June 18, 2018
Engadget Desus and Mero to host Showtime's first weekly late-night talk show
Desus Nice and The Kid Mero, hosts of the weeknight talk show Desus &amp; Mero, are leaving Viceland and heading to Showtime. The two will host the network's first weekly late-night talk show...
08:14 pm -04 - Mon, June 18, 2018
Engadget The WHO officially puts gaming on its list of addictions
The World Health Organization was putting its finishing touches on the eleventh edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) when it released a draft back in December. The early versi...
07:43 pm -04 - Mon, June 18, 2018
Engadget Android Messages hits the web for browser-based texting
Google added Rich Communication Services (RCS) into its Android OS to help it compete with Apple's popular iMessage. Google has also been exploring texting from your web browser since at least Fe...
07:12 pm -04 - Mon, June 18, 2018
Engadget Hulu orders revenge drama pilot from 'Handmaid's Tale' producer
It seems Hulu is interested in telling more stories about women with agency. The streaming service has ordered a pilot for a revenge drama from Warren Littlefield, an executive producer of The Handmai...
06:51 pm -04 - Mon, June 18, 2018
Engadget 'Westworld' mobile game puts you in control June 21st
HBO and Warner Bros. have been teasing their Westworld mobile game for nigh-on half a year. Now, though, they finally have something to show. The Behaviour Interactive-built game is slated to arrive...
06:30 pm -04 - Mon, June 18, 2018
Engadget Four problems YouTube Music will face in the UK
The worst-kept secret in music is out, and Google has now released YouTube Music and YouTube Premium in 11 more countries. But despite being in the streaming music game for quite a while, the company ...
06:02 pm -04 - Mon, June 18, 2018
Engadget Dish is bringing Netflix to more hotel rooms
Dish Network began offering hotel entertainment in 2017 with an Android TV-powered box that let guests stream and watch live television in the comfort of their own hotel room. YouTube and Sling TV wer...
05:40 pm -04 - Mon, June 18, 2018
Engadget Trump directs Pentagon to form a Space Force military branch
It looks like the US could have a sixth military branch sometime in the future, one focused entirely on space. President Trump said during a National Space Council meeting today that he has called for...
05:18 pm -04 - Mon, June 18, 2018
Engadget Google will fix Home and Chromecast bug that reveals your location
Don't look now, but your Google Home speaker or Chromecast could give away your whereabouts... for a little while, that is. Google has promised a fix for an authentication vulnerability that lets...
04:59 pm -04 - Mon, June 18, 2018
Engadget Amazon Prime is now available in Australia
Amazon launched its Prime service in Australia today, giving most Australians access to free two-day shipping, Prime Video and a number of other perks. A subscription will cost AU$59 (approximately $4...
04:19 pm -04 - Mon, June 18, 2018
Engadget Google Maps for Android no longer books Uber rides
Google added the ability to book Uber trips directly through Maps at the start of 2017, but it appears that this convenience was short-lived. The search firm has quietly pulled direct Uber booking fr...
03:58 pm -04 - Mon, June 18, 2018
Engadget Google adds more handy tools to its data-monitoring app
Google launched its data-tracking app Datally for Android last year, giving users more insight into how and where they're using their phone plan data as well as more control over that usage. Now,...
03:37 pm -04 - Mon, June 18, 2018
Engadget After two years, 'Pokmon Go' is finally letting you trade monsters
It's been almost two years since Nintendo and Niantic released the mobile hit Pok&eacute;mon Go. While the game's (very) slow feature rollout has whittled down the userbase to diehard fa...
03:16 pm -04 - Mon, June 18, 2018
Engadget Beyonc and Jay-Z's Tidal exclusive lasted less than two days
Beyonc&eacute; did a Beyonc&eacute; thing (along with her husband Jay-Z) over the weekend and released her (their) new album on Tidal with no prior warning. The pair are part-owners of Tidal, ...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 18, 2018
Engadget YouTube Music and Premium come to Canada and the UK
As expected, Google has announced that YouTube Music and YouTube Premium will continue its global rollout, coming to 11 more countries. The list of nations now able to take advantage of the two platfo...
02:59 pm -04 - Mon, June 18, 2018
Engadget Supreme Court will hear Apple's bid to stop price fixing suit
Apple will have one more shot at avoiding a proposed class-action lawsuit accusing it of price fixing with the App Store. The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear Apple's appeal of a ruling that w...
02:40 pm -04 - Mon, June 18, 2018
Engadget Audi CEO arrested over alleged role in Dieselgate scandal
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler was arrested today, a week after his home was raided by German prosecutors. He has reportedly been detained for his alleged role in Dieselgate, a scandal unearthed in 2015 that...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 18, 2018
Engadget The best iPhone camera apps
You like snapping photos on your iPhone. But you find the default Camera app limited in certain ways. Maybe you want more power and control over the photos you take. No problem: A variety of apps can ...
01:45 pm -04 - Mon, June 18, 2018
Engadget iOS 12 will automatically share your location during 911 calls
Apple is joining Google, Uber and others in providing accurate location data that could save your life in an emergency. The company has revealed that iOS 12 will automatically (and importantly, secur...
01:30 pm -04 - Mon, June 18, 2018
Engadget How closing a Hooters will hurt indie games at E3
The Devolver Digital parking lot has been the best part of E3 for half a decade, even though it's technically not associated with E3 at all.A big white balloon marks the spot across the street fr...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 18, 2018
Engadget Microsoft's latest acquisition focuses on social education
Education these days isn't just about reading, writing and arithmetic -- it's also about learning how to learn. And Microsoft wants to be the go-to option for teaching these abilities. It&...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 18, 2018
Engadget The Model X vs the I-Pace: A luxury electric SUV face-off
It's impossible not to compare the new Jaguar I-Pace with the Model X. They're currently the only members of the EV luxury SUV club. At least for now. BMW and Audi are both working on gettin...
12:35 pm -04 - Mon, June 18, 2018
Engadget Google invests $550 million in China's second biggest online retailer
Google has revealed plans to pour $550 million into JD.com -- one of China's e-commerce titans. It's a crucial partnership for Google, which gains leverage within the important Chinese consu...
12:03 pm -04 - Mon, June 18, 2018
Engadget What happens when a pro 'League of Legends' game crashes?
Riot Games ran into an unexpected snag during the North American LCS (League of Legends Championship Series) yesterday. The MOBA crashed partway through a match between Clutch Gaming and Echo Fox, kic...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, June 18, 2018
Engadget World's largest ARM supercomputer is headed to a nuclear security lab
Most supercomputers are focused on pure processing speed. Take the DOE's new Summit system, which is now the world's most powerful supercomputer, with 9,000 22-core IBM Power9 processors and...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, June 18, 2018
Engadget Garmin's Fenix 5 Plus watches help you survive mountain climbing
Garmin is no stranger to catering to fans of specific sports with its GPS watches. Its latest wristwear, however, takes that devotion to another level. It's upgrading its Fenix 5 outdoor watche...
10:30 am -04 - Mon, June 18, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Finally, a yacht that docks itself
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Good morning! We're kicking off this week with a brief Tidal exclusive, big news from the World Cup and important information for all yacht owners. We know wh...
10:05 am -04 - Mon, June 18, 2018
Engadget MIT engineers give RFID tags chemical-sensing capabilities
Engineering specialists from MIT have devised a way to make RFID (radio-frequency identification) tags more reliable and pick up on chemicals in the surrounding environment -- without needing the typi...
09:05 am -04 - Mon, June 18, 2018
Engadget Facebook blocks gun accessory ads to the under 18s
Facebook has tightened the rules about what sort of firearms-related content is visible by the site's underage users. From June 21st, ads for weapon accessories, from optics, flashlights and hols...
08:05 am -04 - Mon, June 18, 2018
Engadget Volvo builds a self-docking yacht
There are plenty of things that can go wrong when you dock a boat, and if they do, the consequences can be expensive. It's a problem that Volvo Penta claims to have solved after building a "...
05:17 am -04 - Mon, June 18, 2018
Engadget Amazon Prime Video is offering dubious conspiracy videos
It won't surprise you to hear that streaming services are full of documentary-style videos with dodgy claims about aliens or the paranormal. Amazon Prime Video, however, is coming under fire for...
03:11 am -04 - Mon, June 18, 2018
Engadget Xbox One preview brings FastStart loading to Game Pass
If you like the thought of speeding up access to Xbox Game Pass titles with FastStart, you don't have to wait until the finished Xbox One update arrives later in June -- you can try it right now....
01:37 am -04 - Mon, June 18, 2018
Engadget Man goes to prison for attempting to hijack web domain at gunpoint
Internet domains are becoming increasingly desirable, especially as the web becomes crowded and it becomes harder to find memorable addresses. However, one man unfortunately took this to a violent ext...
12:08 am -04 - Mon, June 18, 2018
Engadget 3D world-building tool SculptVR makes its way to PSVR
SculptVR already provides creative minds a way to conjure up Minecraft-like worlds with detailed 3D sculptures on the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Google Daydream. Now, it's also giving PlayStation ...
10:35 pm -04 - Sun, June 17, 2018
Engadget Google demo shows how AR can thrive on the web
Google has been hyping up augmented reality on the web, and it's easy to understand why -- it promises an immersive experience without requiring a special app. But what does that look like in pr...
09:02 pm -04 - Sun, June 17, 2018
Engadget Amazon sunsets its live video tech support for Fire tablets
In our Fire phone review from 2014, we called Mayday one of Amazon's most brilliant features. People can use it to summon tech support advisers on their Amazon devices within seconds, after all, ...
07:33 pm -04 - Sun, June 17, 2018
Engadget Leak shows the Samsung folding phone that might have been
Samsung has been talking about making folding phones for years with little to show for it, but it might have come closer to doing that than you think. A leaker has claimed to have photos of "Proj...
06:02 pm -04 - Sun, June 17, 2018
Engadget Fox turns ad breaks into dramas in bid to fight ad skipping
There's little doubt that TV's commercial breaks are on the decline. How do you get people to watch ads in an era of ad-skipping DVRs and commercial-free streaming services like Netflix or ...
04:30 pm -04 - Sun, June 17, 2018
Engadget The best drip coffee maker
By Cale Guthrie Weissman and Liz ClaytonThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate comm...
03:01 pm -04 - Sun, June 17, 2018
Engadget Beyonc and Jay-Z take digs at Spotify in latest Tidal exclusive
Beyonc&eacute; and Jay-Z aren't keeping quiet in the wake of Tidal's scandals around inflated numbers and late royalties... if anything, they're ramping things up. The power couple ...
01:30 pm -04 - Sun, June 17, 2018
Engadget Ben Heck'smini arcade teardown
If big companies can glue portable electronics together, why can't we? Ben decides to go all the way with the sticky stuff by tearing down and then rebuilding a mini arcade. Originally designed a...
11:46 am -04 - Sun, June 17, 2018
Engadget Jaguar breaks the world's electric boat speed record
You frequently see car manufacturers trying to break electric speed records on land, but where are the boats? Don't worry -- Jaguar, Vector and Williams feel the need for nautical speed. The tr...
04:51 am -04 - Sun, June 17, 2018
Engadget Watch a Tesla Model X zoom inside a Boring Company tunnel
Someday, The Boring Company's tunnels could become a busy network of passenger-carrying shuttles, private vehicles and bicycles trying to dodge traffic. But right now, its existing tunnel under L...
02:34 am -04 - Sun, June 17, 2018
Engadget Foxconn establishes its North American headquarters in Milwaukee
Foxconn is extending its fledgling American footprint beyond its planned display factory in Wisconsin. The tech manufacturing behemoth is establishing its North American headquarters in Milwaukee, 30...
01:05 am -04 - Sun, June 17, 2018
Engadget Silk Road creator's alleged ally extradited to the US
Key Silk Road figure Roger Thomas Clark, better known by his Variety Jones alias, is now facing trial in the US. The alleged mentor to creator Ross Ulbricht (aka Dread Pirate Roberts) has been extradi...
11:32 pm -04 - Sat, June 16, 2018
Engadget Tesla is now making 3,500 Model 3 cars per week
Tesla has been scrambling to make its goal of producing 5,000 Model 3 cars per week by July, and it appears to be making good progress... although it also has a long way to go. Electrek has obtained a...
10:03 pm -04 - Sat, June 16, 2018
Engadget 'Fortnite' marks World Cup with stadium and goal scoring challenges
You didn't think Epic Games would let a sporting event as momentous as the World Cup go by without a Fortnite tie-in, did you? Sure enough, the developer has made a slew of updates to mark the b...
08:32 pm -04 - Sat, June 16, 2018
Engadget Amazon and Microsoft back campaign against California privacy act
Amazon, Microsoft and even Uber have joined Google and other tech titans in actively opposing the California Consumer Privacy Act. As The Verge saw in the state's disclosure records, the three gi...
06:58 pm -04 - Sat, June 16, 2018
Engadget Leica C-Lux brings style to long-zoom compact cameras
When you think of compact cameras with long-zoom lenses, "fashionable" probably doesn't come to mind. They tend to be very utilitarian devices where looks take a backseat to the optics...
05:31 pm -04 - Sat, June 16, 2018
Engadget A Stephen Hawking musical tribute was beamed directly at a black hole
The European Space Agency had its own special way of marking a memorial service for astrophysicist Professor Stephen Hawking. At the same time his ashes were interred at Westminster Abbey in London, t...
03:59 pm -04 - Sat, June 16, 2018
Engadget Video referee technology influences its first World Cup goal
When FIFA greenlit the use of video assistant referees at the 2018 World Cup, there was one overriding question: how long would it take before the technology shaped an important call? Not long at all...
02:30 pm -04 - Sat, June 16, 2018
Engadget RIP, 'Pro Evolution Soccer'
I have a mild obsession with FIFA video games, largely because I like playing with official teams and players rather than fictional ones. But, I always gave Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) a chance. Two ye...
01:00 pm -04 - Sat, June 16, 2018
Engadget Ask Engadget: Should I switch to a Chromebook?
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...
12:35 pm -04 - Sat, June 16, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the weekend. E3 has ended, and now is the perfect time to go back through all of our highlights from the last week to make sure you didn't miss any...
10:57 am -04 - Sat, June 16, 2018
Engadget Expect AT&T's 'WarnerMedia' to expand HBO's budget
Now that Time Warner is officially a part of AT&amp;T, it's getting a new game. Unveiled in an internal memo, brands like HBO, Turner and Warner Bros. will call WarnerMedia home. We're n...
06:43 am -04 - Sat, June 16, 2018
Engadget Trumps 2020 campaign might include ex-Cambridge Analytica staff
A handful of former Cambridge Analytica employees might be working on Donald Trump's re-election campaign. The Associated Press reports that two of its reporters overheard Matt Oczkowski, Cambrid...
03:37 am -04 - Sat, June 16, 2018
Engadget A major upgrade to the Large Hadron Collider is underway
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is getting an upgrade that will let researchers collect approximately 10 times more data than they can now. Currently, the particle accelerator can produce up to one bi...
02:27 am -04 - Sat, June 16, 2018
Engadget Let's hope Trump didn't give Kim Jong Un the wrong direct number
President Trump's historic meeting with Kim Jong-Un may not have resulted in the complete de-nuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, but it did lead to a fascinating exchange in which the Preside...
01:40 am -04 - Sat, June 16, 2018
Engadget 'Lucifer' will get a fourth season on Netflix
Every time a show gets cancelled or even seems close to being cancelled, fans cry out for Netflix to save it. The streaming service has hosted new seasons of several TV shows that other outlets sent t...
12:45 am -04 - Sat, June 16, 2018
Engadget Googles VR180 Creator simplifies VR video editing
Anyone can make a film using equipment most of us have in our pockets. Filmmakers are creating full-length movies using iPhones, for instance. Creating virtual reality experiences, however, requires s...
10:55 pm -04 - Fri, June 15, 2018
Engadget iPhone 3GS comes back from the dead in South Korea
Have you ever wished you could relive the experience of owning a classic smartphone? You can, if you live in South Korea. SK Telink is putting the iPhone 3GS back on sale at the end of June after find...
10:30 pm -04 - Fri, June 15, 2018
Engadget Apple hires ex-Waymo engineer for self-driving project
Apple may not be as loud about its plans to create a self-driving car as Google or Uber, but the company is still in the game. According to The Information, Apple has just hired Jamie Waydo, a promine...
10:04 pm -04 - Fri, June 15, 2018
Engadget Venmo won't let you pay or charge people from its website anymore
If you've ever used Venmo to pay someone your share of the electric bill or for a half a pizza, you probably did it from your smartphone. Most of the service's users do. There's a loyal...
09:40 pm -04 - Fri, June 15, 2018
Engadget Sony is crafting a new version of its Android launcher
If there's been a constant in Sony's ever-evolving Xperia phone lineup, it's the software -- that not-quite-stock Android interface has stuck around for years. Even that fixture is goin...
09:13 pm -04 - Fri, June 15, 2018
Engadget 'Fortnite' on Switch still holds up against Xbox One X version
If you're a Fortnite gamer who wants to play on the go, you've got two options. Either deal with touchscreen interface on the title's mobile port, or grab the recently released Switch v...
08:49 pm -04 - Fri, June 15, 2018
Engadget Elizabeth Holmes steps down as Theranos CEO as DOJ levels charges
CNBC is reporting that Elizabeth Holmes has stepped down from her position as CEO of Theranos and the Department of Justice has indicted her on alleged wire fraud. Both the company and Holmes have bee...
08:30 pm -04 - Fri, June 15, 2018
Engadget A tech entrepreneur prepares for prison
In two weeks, he'd be sitting in a federal prison in Oregon. On the first day of June, the magnitude clearly hadn't hit e-waste entrepreneur Eric Lundgren."You're just being droppe...
08:05 pm -04 - Fri, June 15, 2018
Engadget Netflixs Kiss Me First is a VR thriller landing June 29th
VR cautionary tale Kiss Me First finally has a release date and an official trailer. The sci-fi gaming drama is coming to Netflix June 29th. From the creators of UK television series Skins, Kiss Me Fi...
07:40 pm -04 - Fri, June 15, 2018
Engadget A chat with 'Super Meat Boy Forever' creator Tommy Refenes
Tommy Refenes' life is about to change dramatically. He's turning 37 in a few days and his first child, a boy, is expected to arrive just a few weeks later. On top of this perfect storm of p...
07:20 pm -04 - Fri, June 15, 2018
Engadget Comcast says its no longer throttling heavy internet users' speeds
Back in 2007, Comcast was caught throttling BitTorrent traffic, a move that led to an FCC investigation and later, an order from the agency to stop the practice. In response, Comcast then decided to s...
07:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 15, 2018
Engadget The scary truths about Trumps nuclear summit
In the first summit meeting between the leaders of the United States and North Korea, Donald Trump met with Kim Jong-un, on June 12, 2018, in Singapore. The two leaders smiled warmly, posed for camera...
06:50 pm -04 - Fri, June 15, 2018
Engadget 'Star Trek: Discovery' replaces its showrunners (again)
Star Trek: Discovery was successful enough to be renewed for a second season, but it was plagued with production problems that eventually led to the departure of showrunner Brian Fuller. If you were h...
06:30 pm -04 - Fri, June 15, 2018
Engadget 'Arca's Path' is the VR puzzle game I've been waiting for
Super Monkey Ball in virtual reality, but instead of using a gamepad to control the titular sphere, movement is dictated with head-tracking -- that isn't a reductive judgment of physics-based lab...
06:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 15, 2018
Engadget US government finds new malware from North Korea
Even though Donald Trump is on good terms with North Korea, the Department of Homeland Security is still following that country's ongoing cyberattack campaign (which it's dubbed "Hidden...
05:30 pm -04 - Fri, June 15, 2018
Engadget Justin Roiland is a totally chill, normal guy with a new video game
Justin Roiland absentmindedly twirls the faces of the Rubik's Cube in his hands as we finish setting up the camera equipment. "I'm playing Shadows of Mordor... I just got the Oculus Go ...
05:18 pm -04 - Fri, June 15, 2018
Engadget Apple signs Oprah for a multi-year deal
Apple has been building its programming roster as it gears up for a launch of its TV platform, and it's latest deal is with Oprah Winfrey. The company announced today that it will be creating ori...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 15, 2018
Engadget I need one of 8Bitdo's incredibly tiny Switch controllers
It's generally quiet on the hardware front at E3 2018, cardboard arcade cabinets aside. There are always people shopping for controllers, however, and 8Bitdo is adding to its generally excellent ...
04:30 pm -04 - Fri, June 15, 2018
Engadget 'Defector' on the Oculus is basically VR spy training
While I may be a rather incompetent assassin, it turns out that I'm not a half-bad secret agent man. At E3 on Thursday, I was afforded the opportunity to don an Oculus headset and play through a ...
04:15 pm -04 - Fri, June 15, 2018
Engadget A complete 5G standard is finally here
Last December, the 3GPP -- the international organization that oversees cellular standards -- approved a non-standalone 5G specification that still relied on existing 4G/LTE networks. That move got us...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 15, 2018
Engadget The best webcams
By Andrew Cunningham and Kimber StreamsThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commi...
03:39 pm -04 - Fri, June 15, 2018
Engadget Apple Maps is down, 'all users' affected
Apple Maps is down and has been for a few hours today, 9to5Mac reports. Users are noting on Twitter and Apple Support that the service isn't working on phones, Apple Watch or CarPlay and searches...
03:39 pm -04 - Fri, June 15, 2018
Engadget Apple Maps is down, 'all users' affected (update: it's back)
Update: As of 1:23PM Eastern, Apple Maps service has been restored.Apple Maps is down and has been for a few hours today, 9to5Mac reports. Users are noting on Twitter and Apple Support that the servic...
03:20 pm -04 - Fri, June 15, 2018
Engadget Google is still very white and very male
Google released its annual diversity report today and though strides have been made in some areas, in others, the company has shown little improvement. Globally, Google is 69.1 percent male and in the...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 15, 2018
Engadget Turns out, 'Hitman 2' is just as challenging as the first
Yesterday I learned that I'm no John Wick. Honestly, I'm not sure I could defend myself from a sufficiently motivated Kato at this point. I played through a mission of Hitman 2, the latest i...
02:40 pm -04 - Fri, June 15, 2018
Engadget Gmail for iOS is using AI to prioritize your notifications
Mobile email notifications are a nightmare. You always have new email. So as part of its big Gmail redesign, Google is aiming to make alerts for its mobile apps more useful. Starting with the Gmail iO...
02:20 pm -04 - Fri, June 15, 2018
Engadget Arcade classic 'Donkey Kong' comes to the Nintendo Switch
Donkey Kong, the arcade trailblazer responsible for helping to catapult Nintendo into the spotlight, has been re-released on the Nintendo Switch. That's not all -- it will soon be accompanied by ...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 15, 2018
Engadget 'Bloodstained' will scratch your 'Castlevania' itch
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (SotN) is one of the most influential games ever made. First released for the original PlayStation in 1997, the game has since been ported to nearly every platform u...
01:47 pm -04 - Fri, June 15, 2018
Engadget US targets Chinese tech with a 25 percent tariff
Donald Trump has slapped a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods, significantly ramping up trade tensions between the nations. The tariff applies to "industrially significant&qu...
01:44 pm -04 - Fri, June 15, 2018
Engadget Six Fitbit employees charged in Jawbone trade secrets case
Fitbit's and Jawbone's trade secret theft saga apparently didn't end when they reached a settlement in court back in December. According to Reuters, six former and current Fitbit employ...
01:30 pm -04 - Fri, June 15, 2018
Engadget 'Wattam' is a wonderfully weird game about friendship
Keita Takahashi is an unusual video game designer. His breakout hit, Katamari Damacy, was about picking up objects with an increasingly large, sticky ball. He then made Noby Noby Boy, a game about a c...
01:15 pm -04 - Fri, June 15, 2018
Engadget Microsoft's HoloLens 2 will use Qualcomm's new XR1 VR chip
There's been a lot of speculation lately about the next generation of Microsoft's augmented reality headset. Everyone is talking about when HoloLens 2 will arrive, how much it will cost, and...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 15, 2018
Engadget The creator of 'Dark Souls' made a PSVR palate cleanser
Titles by FromSoftware, like Dark Souls, Bloodborne (and most probably the incoming Sekiro) are exhausting games to play. Incredible and rewarding, yes, but harrowing too. Perhaps D&eacute;racin&a...
12:30 pm -04 - Fri, June 15, 2018
Engadget Telltale's quest to end 'The Walking Dead' on a high
With its third season of The Walking Dead, game developer Telltale took a risk. The team moved the spotlight away from Clementine and onto a new batch of survivors led by former baseball star Javier G...
12:30 pm -04 - Fri, June 15, 2018
Engadget Telltale's quest to end 'The Walking Dead' on a high note
With its third season of The Walking Dead, game developer Telltale took a risk. The team moved the spotlight away from Clementine and onto a new batch of survivors led by former baseball star Javier G...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 15, 2018
Engadget 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 4' on PC is all about the customization
Call of Duty is no stranger to the PC. Previous versions of the game have been available on the platform before this year's Black Ops 4, but Treyarch is putting way more energy behind the PC edit...
11:15 am -04 - Fri, June 15, 2018
Engadget Instagram won't tell you when someone screenshots your Stories
Instagram gave lurkers a small heart attack when it announced earlier this year that it's testing a feature that tells users if someone took a screenshot of their Stories. It was yet another page...
10:30 am -04 - Fri, June 15, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Jaguar's I-Pace EV takes on the Model X
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.We're close to wrapping up our reports from E3 2018, but in between the games, we have an update on a new challenger in the EV race and The Boring Company...
10:20 am -04 - Fri, June 15, 2018
Engadget 'Upskirting' will become a criminal offense in the UK
It will soon be a criminal offense in the UK to point a camera up a woman's skirt and take a photo (an act called "upskirting"), with offenders facing up to two years in jail. It's...
10:20 am -04 - Fri, June 15, 2018
Engadget 'Upskirting' will become a criminal offense in the UK (updated)
It will soon be a criminal offense in the UK to point a camera up a woman's skirt and take a photo (an act called "upskirting"), with offenders facing up to two years in jail. It's...
08:40 am -04 - Fri, June 15, 2018
Engadget Pebble smartwatches could get a new lease on life with Rebble.io
With support for Pebble devices scheduled to end in a couple of weeks, a group of developers interested in extending the platform is reaching out to users asking them to set up new accounts on "R...
07:50 am -04 - Fri, June 15, 2018
Engadget NBC Sports brings World Cup streams to PlayStation 4
NBC has brought its sports app to PlayStation 4, which is splendid news for gamers who are also mad about soccer. There's a certain convenience in playing Fortnite and being able to switch over t...
06:15 am -04 - Fri, June 15, 2018
Engadget Steam's new data portal shows your shameful purchase history
Like other platforms and websites, Steam recently rolled out policy and product changes to comply with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). As part of those updates, it has also la...
03:24 am -04 - Fri, June 15, 2018
Engadget Quantum entanglement on demand could lead to a super-secure internet
If you're going to create virtually unbreakable quantum networks, you need to create quantum entanglement so that particles, and thus pieces of data, are intertwined at long distances. There has...
01:54 am -04 - Fri, June 15, 2018
Engadget Boeing gave $20,000 to these ten wacky personal flyer designs
Last year, Boeing announced the GoFly Prize, a new competition that will award one winner $1 million for a successful personal flying device prototype. It has to take off and land vertically, carry a ...
12:10 am -04 - Fri, June 15, 2018
Engadget AT&T's $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner is complete
After a judge ruled in favor of the acquisition, AT&amp;T has officially swallowed up Time Warner. Now Warner Bros., HBO and Turner are a part of the company's as-yet-unnamed media business, ...
11:28 pm -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget Microsoft is using AI to make Windows 10 updates smoother
AI is becoming so common that it's almost boring. While we're seeing some surprising new projects using AI, including detecting movement through walls and predicting that Brazil will be the ...
10:56 pm -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget Comey used personal Gmail while FBI director, says federal watchdog
Cast your memory back to the months leading up to the 2016 presidential election and remember the hubbub around then-candidate Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while serving as sec...
10:16 pm -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget 'The Last of Us: Part II' may jump between two points in time
Naughty Dog's E3 trailer for The Last of Us: Part II gave us a good idea what combat as lead character Ellie would be like, but the story is still largely a mystery. But during a panel earlier th...
10:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Save $120 on the iRobot Roomba 960
This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read thei...
09:54 pm -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget Etsy thinks raising fees will lure sellers away from eBay
Normally, a company taking a larger cut of your sales is a bad thing. Etsy, however, thinks differently. As part of a sweeping set of changes, the craft marketplace is raising the seller fee from 3.5 ...
09:20 pm -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget Turtle Beach's new headsets have solid audio and won't break the bank
With the rise of games like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite, headsets have become essential gear. Like any other personal audio purchase, there are a range of options, offering loads o...
09:09 pm -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget YouTube ran ads on AIDS conspiracy theory videos
YouTube has run into issues in the past for showing ads before inappropriate videos. In some cases it has caused companies to pull their ads from the platform and at least one firm has put together it...
09:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget 'Resident Evil 2' is the classic you remember but with a good camera
Wow, those intestines are really pretty.I never expected that particular phrase to pass through my mind, but it definitely did during my playthrough of the new Resident Evil 2 remake -- and more than ...
08:44 pm -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget Dr. Pimple Popper parlays her gross Instagram videos into a TV deal
Dr. Sandra Lee, better known by her millions of Instagram followers as Dr. Pimple Popper, is getting her own six-episode show on TLC. Following the success of her one-hour special on the cable network...
08:30 pm -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget 'Beyond Blue' is an educational game about saving the ocean
Our oceans are in trouble. Climate change, plastic waste and overfishing are all causing tremendous damage to underwater life around the world. Inspired by the BBC's Blue Planet II series, develo...
08:15 pm -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget Latest Windows 10 test build adds SwiftKey and mixed reality options
Microsoft is giving Windows 10 users a peek at upcoming features, as long as they're brave enough to install the latest Insider Preview build. If you have a touchscreen, you can use SwiftKey, whi...
08:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget PlayerUnknown believes PUBG doesnt need to beat Fortnite
Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene is in an unenviable position at the moment. His namesake game, PlayerUnknown's BattleGrounds was the surprise hit of 2017, going from being an obscure wor...
07:30 pm -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget EA cant buy what makes PES great
It hasn't been a good month for Pro Evolution Soccer. Back in May, UEFA ended its partnership with Konami, a deal that allowed PES to include the biggest annual club tournament in Europe. And, pe...
07:18 pm -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget Valve removes game purchases from Steam Link's iOS beta
Apple and Valve have been at an impasse for weeks over the release of Steam Link for iOS, but it looks like they might be closer to an arrangement... if not necessarily the one you'd hope for. T...
07:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget 'Ghost of Tsushima' sent its developers to Japanese History 101
It's not often that classic Japanese cinema and modern console gaming intersect, but in Sucker Punch's upcoming samurai adventure, Ghost of Tsushima, the two meld seamlessly. The studio has ...
06:23 pm -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget Nintendo offers a rare sale on downloadable games for E3
In a rare move for the venerable video game company, Nintendo has just put together a sale in honor of E3 on "select digital games" for both its Switch and 3DS consoles. While the company pr...
05:55 pm -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget Senate set to call Cambridge Analytica data leaker to testify
The US Senate Commerce Committee wants to question a former Cambridge Analytica contractor over the Facebook data scandal, reports Reuters. The Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance and Data ...
05:41 pm -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget Trump's gutted EPA might lead to 80,000 more deaths per decade
Since the moment Trump entered office in January 2017, government-mandated environmental protections have been on the chopping block. Now we have an estimate for how many more people might die when so...
05:30 pm -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget The drama and fury of Kilauea's volcano from space
Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano is causing all kinds of havoc. So far, it's wiped out at least 600 homes including a neighborhood called "Vacationland," completely filled in Kapoho Bay an...
05:09 pm -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget We watched someone play 'Beyond Good and Evil 2'
Beyond Good and Evil 2 is a game that exists. Or at least, there's something that's playable inside Ubisoft's office. During a behind-closed-doors presentation, some of the team showed ...
04:48 pm -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget Control is a leap of faith for the team behind Alan Wake'
Control isn't what you expect. Rather than the stylized, linear shooters developer Remedy Entertainment is known for, it's a free-form experience that has more in common with Castlevania: Sy...
04:30 pm -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget 'Dragon Quest XI' is the gateway JRPG new players needed
Dragon Quest XI launched in Japan almost a year ago, but it's only here at E3 this month that a western release is finally playable. Same old story right? A long-delayed Japanese game takes an ag...
04:25 pm -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget Samsungs Chromebook Plus V2 adds an Intel processor and rear camera
Samsung announced today that its Chromebook Plus V2 will be available later this month and it features some upgrades to the 2017 model. First, Samsung has swapped the ARM processor included in the ori...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget Google's Tenor slips GIFs into your command line interface
If you live in the command line, you probably like to give that otherwise plain interface your own distinctive touch, like ASCII art. But wouldn't it be nice if you could spice it up with a GIF? ...
03:29 pm -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget 'Pokmon: Lets Go, Pikachu!' doesn't feel like a remake
Those of us that have enjoyed the series since Red know an uncomfortable truth: Nintendo doesn't have to do much to sell us on a Pok&eacute;mon game. Millions of us had formative experiences ...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget Google is helping users limit targeted ads
Facebook isn't the only one offering tighter controls over ad privacy. Google has introduced a revamped Ad Settings that should make it easier to both learn how ads target you and, more important...
02:45 pm -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget The esports arena at E3 2018 puts mobile gaming center-stage
Video game fans in North America are waking up to the possibilities behind mobile esports, following in the footsteps of the Asian market, which has been quicker to embrace professional Android and iO...
02:40 pm -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget UK won't be involved in Europe's Galileo satellite navigation program
Among the many projects being shaken up by Brexit is the European Union's Galileo program, a satellite-based navigation system along the lines of the US' GPS. It's scheduled to be opera...
02:21 pm -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget Verizon makes its 'unlimited' plans even more complicated
In a move that is somehow both incredibly simple and bafflingly complicated, Verizon has launched a new unlimited data plan and is shaking up the way its family plans work. The carrier -- which seems ...
02:08 pm -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget Snapchat lets third-party apps use its AR camera, Bitmoji and more
Snap is bringing the walls of its closed gardens tumbling down, as it's opened up a rumored developer platform to let third-party creators use Snapchat features in other apps, and bring their own...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget Jaguar I-Pace review: A luxury EV that can tackle anything
A gentleman in a field peeks into the car and asks me to raise the height of the red First Edition I-Pace I'm driving then gestures towards a few feet of water ahead of me. "Don't go to...
01:41 pm -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget Samsung targets 100 percent renewable energy use by 2020
Samsung has announced plans to power its US, Europe and China operations entirely by renewable energy sources within two years. It's already making good on its sustainability commitment in Korea,...
01:22 pm -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget 'Instant Magny 35' transforms your old film camera into a Polaroid
Your old film camera still has marvelous optics and electronics, so it's a shame to let it gather dust. Hong Kong-based NIMN lab has another idea: Why not turn it into a Polaroid-like instant cam...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget Watch the World Cup 2018 in VR on Oculus Go and Gear VR
The Oculus Go- and Samsung VR-compatible platform Venues was introduced the back in May as an immersive VR experience placing viewers within a simulated stadium for sports games and events. What bette...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget Playing 'Jump Force' is like drinking liquid fan service
Bandai Namco continues to perfect the art of anime video game. Following its well-regarded Naruto Ultimate Storm series and last year's incredible-looking Dragonball FighterZ, it's time to b...
12:38 pm -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget Sony issues non-response to Fortnite cross-play woes on Switch
Fortnite diehards would have been undoubtedly jubilant at the E3 announcement that the battle royale hit had come to Nintendo Switch. Its arrival was even blessed with the inclusion of native voice-ch...
12:21 pm -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget Elon Musk's Boring Company will build a high-speed link in Chicago
Elon Musk's tunneling and transportation startup, The Boring Company, has been selected to construct a high-speed link in Chicago. The route, called The Chicago Express Loop, will run between Ter...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget 'Mega Man 11' is a welcome return for the Blue Bomber
It's been more than eight years since Capcom released Mega Man 10. Do we really need a sequel? Based on a short demo I played, the answer is absolutely yes. Mega Man 11 has everything you would w...
11:16 am -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget Amazon grabs streaming rights for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony
Amazon Prime's video-on-demand service just unlocked a musical milestone: it will be airing the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's induction ceremony for the first time ever. HBO has been the Hall...
10:30 am -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: 'The Last of Us: Part II'
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.As promised, we've got hands-on impressions for some of the biggest games on display at E3 2018. Meanwhile, in the world outside the LA Convention Center, we&...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget Porsche teases its production electric Mission E, aka the Taycan
Porsche has made no secret of its plans to take on Tesla with its Mission E sports car -- now known as the Taycan -- and after a lot of hype about its proposed specs, we're now a step closer to k...
09:05 am -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget Amazon's DeepLens AI learning camera is now on sale for $250
Amazon is now shipping the $250 DeepLens camera it unveiled in November to help developers create AI image recognition apps and models. Though it looks pretty underwhelming, there's a fair amount...
08:15 am -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget Microsoft reportedly has its own cashierless store technology
While Amazon continues to test out its cashier and checkout-less Go stores, Reuters reports that Microsoft is working on similar technology. Besides a number of partners who are working on products in...
07:25 am -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget Here's a $20 arcade cabinet made of cardboard and a Switch
Where Nintendo goes, others follow. Off the back of Nintendo's popular Labo cardboard kits, accessory maker Nyko has concocted its own cardboard creation -- the PixelQuest Arcade Kit. Like Labo, ...
03:33 am -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget Opportunity rover stops responding during Mars dust storm
Things have gone from bad to worst for the Opportunity rover now that it's caught up in a massive Mars dust storm. In an update, NASA revealed that Opportunity didn't respond to a contact a...
01:56 am -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget Musical.ly drops its stand-alone live streaming app
Musical.ly may be blowing up as a social video service, but it's scaling back the amount of apps it offers. The company has informed TechCrunch that it's dropping its stand-alone livestream...
12:51 am -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget NASAs unmanned drone had its first solo flight in public airspace
NASA's remotely-piloted Ikhana aircraft flew in public airspace for the first time without a chase aircraft. Typically, one follows the large drone when it flies in parts of the sky zoned for use...
12:00 am -04 - Thu, June 14, 2018
Engadget In 'Cyberpunk 2077' you control your own dark, intoxicating future
Cyberpunk 2077 looks fantastic. It's a joy to be able write those words, and it's a relief that they ring so true. CD Projekt Red, the studio behind the Witcher series, has been remarkably s...
11:40 pm -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget Facebook won't exempt publishers from new political ad policy
If publishers think Facebook would give them an exemption from its new political ad disclosure policy, they have another thing coming. The social network's Campbell Brown has rejected calls for ...
11:03 pm -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget 'Grim Fandango Remastered' and 'Broken Age' are headed to Switch
Two point-and-click titles from Tim Schafer's studio Double Fine Productions will be coming to the Nintendo Switch. The first, Grim Fandango Remastered, is a revised version of the classic title ...
10:48 pm -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget Mozilla may be working on a voice-controlled browser
Mozilla may be working on a voice-controlled platform of its own. A listing for an all-hands internal meeting appeared about what seems like a new project: Scout. "With the Scout app, we start to...
10:32 pm -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget Antarctica is losing ice at an increasingly rapid rate
Antarctica is losing ice at an increasingly rapid rate, according to a new study published today in Nature. More than 80 researchers from 42 international organizations presented findings that show be...
10:15 pm -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget Alienware's new gaming headset combines comfort with solid audio
If you're going to be playing Fornite for hours at a time, you need a headset that not only sounds good, but is also super comfy. Alienware revealed its Wireless Gaming Headset last week ahead of...
09:56 pm -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget Apple confirms iOS updates will lock out some police cracking tools
Researchers were right when they suspected that upcoming iOS updates would stymie law enforcement cracking tools. Apple has confirmed that iOS 11.4.1 and iOS 12 will cut off data through the USB port ...
09:44 pm -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget China will start using car surveillance system in July, says WSJ
China is not holding back on plans to monitor its citizens. Starting on July 1st, when residents register cars, radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags will be attached to windshields to track the ...
09:30 pm -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget 'Kingdom Hearts 3' made me feel 15 again
Kingdom Hearts II was my jam. I can't recall the number of times I've played those opening hours in Twilight Town. When the game came out in 2005, I was a 15 year-old grappling with adolesce...
09:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget 'Skull and Bones' might be the cure for Thalassophobia
You'll have to forgive Skull and Bones for being delayed into 2019 -- it's attempting to conquer the entire Indian Ocean, after all. The latest demo for Ubisoft Singapore's seafaring ad...
08:52 pm -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget You can now sync Spotify podcasts on your Mighty
The iPod Shuffle-like Mighty launched last year, giving users offline access to their Spotify playlists. But missing so far has been the ability to sync the podcasts you follow on the music streaming ...
08:30 pm -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget Comcast floats 'superior' $65 billion bid for Fox
As expected, a court win for AT&amp;T's attempt to acquire Time Warner has produced another potential mega-acquisition. Seven years after swallowing up NBCUniversal, Comcast announced it'...
08:17 pm -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget Google may be working on a way to run Windows 10 on a Pixelbook
Google's Pixelbook is a high-end laptop that runs Chrome OS. If you're looking to do more with the hardware, like run Windows apps, you may soon be in luck. According to a report at XDA Deve...
07:59 pm -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget Price manipulation caused Bitcoin's huge 2017 surge, researchers say
Bitcoin soared to enormous heights late last year to over $19,000 for a single digital coin. Researchers now say price manipulation was the cause of at least half the rise the price of bitcoin and oth...
07:45 pm -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget 'My Hero: One's Justice' brings the Plus Ultra action
Dragon Ball Fighter Z is currently the reigning champ of anime-based fighting games but it's about to get some tough competition -- and not just from the highly-anticipated release of Jump Force ...
07:29 pm -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget Cortana can be used to hack Windows 10 PCs
Cortana might be super helpful at keeping track of your shopping lists, but it turns out it's not so great at keeping your PC secure. Researchers from McAfee have discovered that by activating Co...
07:15 pm -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget 'Zone of the Enders' and PlayStation VR are a perfect match
It's the rule: When a game hits its second remaster, the title must get longer and more convoluted. So, for the PS4 (and now PC) 4K remaster, it's now Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner - Ma...
06:59 pm -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget Apple's next show is based on a real preteen reporter
Apple is still lining up shows for its upcoming streaming video service, and its latest might not be quite what you expect. Deadline and Variety have learned that the tech giant has ordered a drama &...
06:44 pm -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget Amazon makes it easy to share the Alexa skills you create
In April, Amazon introduced Alexa Skill Blueprints, a way for anyone to customize certain Alexa skills without having to code. Now, the company has made it easier to share those skills with others. Th...
06:30 pm -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 4' tweaks a familiar multiplayer formula
Call of Duty: WWII was a breath of fresh air after the weirdness what was Infinite Warfare. The return to historical battles was a welcome change after a (thankfully) brief trip to space. For 2018, th...
06:12 pm -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget Chinas Didi restricts some rides to same-sex drivers
Last month, a passenger using Didi Chuxing's carpooling service Hitch was allegedly killed by a driver using his father's account. Since then, the company has been rolling out new safety mea...
05:55 pm -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget Adblock Plus creator hopes blockchain will help spot fake news
The creators of Adblock Plus, eyeo, have an uncommon solution to the fake news scourge: rely on one of the tech industry's biggest buzzwords. They've introduced a beta Chrome extension, Tru...
05:37 pm -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget Minecraft: Story Mode will become a Netflix 'interactive story' (updated)
Netflix has reportedly signed a deal with Telltale Games to bring simplified versions of its popular titles to the streaming service. The company confirmed to TechRadar that the first of these will be...
05:30 pm -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget Fortnite E3 tournament was a taste of its esports future
As Fortnite continues to suck in gamers by the millions, Epic Games has worked hard to keep the game fresh and entertaining, whether players are dropping in for the first or thousandth time. But behin...
05:18 pm -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget Ring's home security system finally ships July 4th for $199
After navigating a lawsuit that put sales on hold, Ring is finally putting its home security system on sale. Ring Alarm includes a base station, motion sensor, door/window sensor, range extender and k...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget Google's latest VR Spotlight story watches you
Google's latest interactive Spotlight Story has an unusual twist... namely, it's watching you. The Piggy VR experience uses six-degrees-of-freedom movement tracking to have a pig respond to ...
04:45 pm -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget In The Last of Us Part II, Ellie is a lethal loner
"The Wolf" is a force to be reckoned with: She can make her own explosive arrowheads, use her enemies as bullet shields and fell attackers much taller and bigger than her. During the gamepla...
04:25 pm -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget Facebook tells advertisers to get consent for email and phone targeting
Facebook has had no shortage of privacy debacles lately, and it's taking steps to prevent another one before it starts. The company has instituted requirements for its Custom Audience advertisin...
04:15 pm -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget 'Metal Wolf Chaos' is Michael Bay's brain in video game form
If the last 18 months have shown us anything, it's just how fragile our American democracy really is. But it's nothing compared to what Michael Wilson, the 47th President of the United State...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget Twitter makes Moments vertical like every other timeline
Twitter Moments bring together tweets and information about a topic that you may not get through your timeline alone and since 2015, they've provided users with a single place to get caught up on...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget Twitter is making it easier to follow your favorite topics and events
Twitter has always been the ideal site for conversations and reactions around live events, be it a sports game, an awards show or serious breaking news. Up until today, you've been able to use th...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget 'Project 1v1' is a F2P arena shooter from the 'Borderlands' team
Gearbox Software brought a new game to E3 this year, but it definitely wasn't Borderlands 3 or a new Brothers in Arms. Instead, it's Project 1v1, which, as its working title suggests, is an ...
03:30 pm -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget 'Spider-Man' is my web-slinging dreams come true
Sony first revealed Marvel's Spider-Man for PlayStation 4 at E3 two years ago, but how it actually plays remained a mystery until now. At this year's show I finally got to go hands on with t...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget 'Elder Scrolls' on mobile isn't great
The universe of Elder Scrolls feels too big to fit on a phone, and it kind of is. Elder Scrolls Blades is Bethesda's attempt to give iOS and Android players a taste of its beloved high-fantasy fr...
02:40 pm -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget Tesla Autopilot nags drivers to hold the wheel more often
In light of recent crashes where Tesla said drivers didn't pay sufficient attention while on Autopilot, it's rolling out updates to address the problem. The first one, issued several days ag...
02:22 pm -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget Microsoft will reportedly announce HoloLens 2 this year
It's been over three years since Microsoft unveiled HoloLens, its ambitious foray into the world of augmented reality goggles. Since then, the company has opened up its Mixed Reality platform to ...
02:01 pm -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget Twitter promises a fix for its age-limit account lockouts
Those who recently got locked out of their Twitter accounts for being younger than 13-years-old when they're actually much older may want to keep an eye out for a follow-up email. In a series of ...
01:28 pm -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget Toyota invests $1 billion in one of Asia's biggest ride-sharing companies
Who knew that ride-sharing investments would become a large facet of Toyota's business strategy. The automotive giant has stakes in Uber, competitor Japan Taxi, and now, it's enthusiasticall...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget Microsoft's Office UI update includes a simpler, cleaner ribbon
Microsoft has given its infamous Office ribbon a much simpler, much less cluttered look as part of its interface redesign for Office.com and Office 365 applications. The tech giant has updated the ele...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget How EA talks about loot boxes depends on who's listening
Electronic Arts is in a familiar position: Apology mode. The company spent a lot of time on Saturday self-flagellating in front of a global audience, recapping the mistakes it's made in the past ...
12:27 pm -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget Spanish soccer league app spied on fans to catch pirate broadcasts
Is your phone listening to you? After all, there has to be a reason why so many apps ask to access your device's microphone. App makers and websites have long dismissed creepily relevant adverts ...
12:05 pm -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget Volvo borrows cachet and power from its Polestar EV brand
The $155,000 Polestar 1 plug-in hybrid with 600 horsepower and a 100-mile driving range isn't coming to market until next year, but its parent Volvo is giving us a taste ahead of that. It just un...
11:29 am -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget Apple's Support app expands to 20 more countries
The latest update for the Apple Support app -- the company's free, standalone tool designed to help users solve a range of service issues -- is now available, delivering a range of hotfixes and m...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget Garmin's Vivoactive 3 Music brings tunes to weekend warriors
Garmin has been rolling out GPS watches with music playback for a while now, but the current options aren't what you'd call trivial expenses for non-athletes. Thankfully, it's pushing t...
10:30 am -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: 'SSB Ultimate,' and a real all-screen phone
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.The E3 show floor has opened, and the event is in full swing. Now that we've seen what Nintendo has to offer, it's time to start going in-depth with all ...
09:29 am -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget Major UK electrical retailer Dixons Carphone confirms it was hacked
One of Europe's largest electrical retailers has been the subject of a cyber attack that's compromised more than 5.9 million card records. Dixons Carphone, the owner of Currys PC World and D...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget Experience Nintendo's E8 2018 booth without having to go to LA
I made a beeline for Nintendo's booth as soon as E3's showfloor opened. (Bizarrely, this is actually the first official show day.) The company had wrapped up its big Nintendo Direct presenta...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget Experience Nintendo's E3 2018 booth without having to go to LA
I made a beeline for Nintendo's booth as soon as E3's showfloor opened. (Bizarrely, this is actually the first official show day.) The company had wrapped up its big Nintendo Direct presenta...
08:15 am -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget Plex's grid guide gives cord cutters a traditional TV look
Plex has offered DVR features and live TV viewing in its app for a few years, but now it's making it easier to surf through channels with a traditional-style grid guide. Over the years I've ...
07:15 am -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget Deliveroo will expand its network with restaurants own riders
Deliveroo has taken leaf out of Just Eat's book and will allow partner restaurants to use their own riders. That means it can now team up with establishments that have their own fleet. The Britis...
05:45 am -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget Bob Ross can mellow you out through a mobile app
Be honest: if you've watched Bob Ross' The Joy of Painting, it was probably more for his ultra-relaxing voice than his artistic advice. More than a few people have admitted to nodding off t...
04:00 am -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget AI detects movement through walls using wireless signals
You don't need exotic radar, infrared or elaborate mesh networks to spot people through walls -- all you need are some easily detectable wireless signals and a dash of AI. Researchers at MIT CSAI...
03:48 am -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget Seattle quickly repeals 'head tax' that Amazon opposed
Just a few weeks after enacting a so-called "head tax" Seattle's City Council voted 7-2 to repeal it. It would have charged big businesses around $500 for each of their full-time employ...
02:17 am -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget Microsoft opens Office 2019 for Mac business preview
Mac users who prefer Microsoft's suite of productivity tools but aren't keen on Office 365 are getting their first chance to try Office 2019 for Mac. A preview of the suite (including Word, ...
01:26 am -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget Epic lines up its first 'Fortnite' World Cup for late 2019
During a break before the prize round of its star-studded Fortnite Pro-Am tournament at E3 2018, Epic Games announced some information about the first Fortnite World Cup. As a cap for the 2018-2019 co...
12:55 am -04 - Wed, June 13, 2018
Engadget Facebook will stream some Big3 basketball games this season
Fans of Big3 will get to watch nine games for free this season as Fox Sports announced today that one game per each regular season week will air exclusively on Facebook Watch. Every week, one game wil...
11:48 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget Byton's second EV is an autonomous sedan due in 2021
Byton has yet to deliver a single vehicle, but that isn't stopping it from promising more electric cars. As teased in April, the fledgling automaker has unveiled its second EV, the K-Byte Concep...
11:19 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget 'Friday the 13th' publisher cancels DLC due to movie lawsuit
Last year's Friday the 13th is a fun spin on the Jason Voorhees saga and the struggle of teens at Camp Crystal Lake to survive his onslaught. Fans had been looking forward to new features, but th...
10:53 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget Steam finally adds voice chat and flexible friend lists in new beta
Steam's chat hasn't been updated in ages, leaving its embedded communication functionality to lag behind competitors. Today, the platform introduced new features that users can access today ...
10:20 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget MTV is making a live-action Aeon Flux reboot
Aeon Flux is coming back as MTV has moved forward with a plan to air a new live-action reboot of the series. The show premiered in 1991 with a series of animated shorts that aired on MTV's Liquid...
10:03 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget 'Sekiro' takes the 'Dark Souls' formula to ancient Japan
Woven in with Activision's anticipated E3 lineup of Destiny 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, there's the latest game from the studio behind Dark Souls. Indeed, FromSoftware's knack for ...
09:47 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget 'Fortnite' for Switch thankfully includes native voice chat
The newly released Fortnite for Switch includes a pleasant surprise: there's built-in voice chat. Where Splatoon 2 forces you to use Nintendo's not-so-elegant Switch Online mobile app for vo...
09:32 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget Amazon offers first details about its 'Lord of the Rings' series
Amazon initially said precious little about its Lord of the Rings series beyond acknowledging its existence, but details are finally starting to trickle out. In an interview with Deadline, Amazon Stud...
09:20 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget Dish expands Amazon Alexa voice control of its set-top boxes
Last year, Dish launched an Amazon Alexa skill for its Hopper and Wally set-top boxes that allowed users to change the channel, search for shows or control playback with their voice. Now, the company ...
09:14 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' is a refinement of a classic formula
It's December 1999. I'm sitting in my best friend's smoke-filled bedroom, frantically mashing the buttons of an N64 controller and having the time of my life. Six months later, I'm...
09:05 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget Intel plans to release its first discrete GPU in 2020
After Intel nabbed Raja Koduri last year from AMD, where he led Radeon development, it was only a matter of time until it entered the high-end GPU arena. That confirmation came in a short tweet today:...
08:52 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget Apple limits how apps can handle and share users' contact lists
Apple updated its app guidelines last week, and while the biggest news was a widespread ban on cryptocurrency mining, the company also tightened its grip on what developers can and can't do with ...
08:43 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget Judge rules AT&T can purchase Time Warner
Last November, the Department of Justice slapped an antitrust lawsuit on AT&amp;T's proposed acquisition of Time Warner and the trial resulting from that lawsuit wrapped up last month. The DO...
08:30 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget Audezes ambitious Mobius is more than a gaming headset
Tucked inside an unassuming office park just south of LA, there's a modest factory where some of the best audiophile-grade headphones are assembled on a daily basis. Audeze has built its reputati...
08:11 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget Netflix will keep streaming Anthony Bourdain's 'Parts Unknown'
Netflix's deal to carry Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown in the US was due to expire on June 16th, and that was understandably distressing if you wanted to pay tribute to the late chef by streamin...
08:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget Watch Nintendo's E3 presentation in under 9 minutes
As is tradition, Nintendo didn't take the stage at E3 and opted instead to show a pre-recorded Direct video, which showed plenty of teased and some never-before-seen Switch games. The presentatio...
07:49 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget 'Fortnite' for Switch doesn't support PlayStation-linked accounts
If you're like many gamers, you rushed to download Fortnite for Switch as soon as it came out -- finally, console-quality battle royale on the road! You may be in for a crushing disappointment if...
07:01 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget UK privacy watchdog slaps Yahoo with another fine over 2014 hack
Yahoo still isn't done facing the consequences for its handling of a massive 2014 data breach. The UK's Information Commissioner's Office has slapped Yahoo UK Services Ltd with a &...
06:47 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget Google Home now handles three requests at the same time
Google Home speakers can already perform two commands at the same time. But what if you live in a particularly connected household, where you may need to juggle more tasks? The company has an answer...
06:30 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget Tesla lays off nine percent of its workforce
Tesla hasn't produced nearly as many of its vaunted Model 3 affordable EVs as it expected, which has led to a quarter of those who preordered the vehicle to demand refunds. As early as this year&...
06:30 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget How to watch the World Cup 2018
For soccer (er, football) fans everywhere, the next four weeks are going to be all about the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The globe's biggest sporting event, which takes place every four years,...
06:09 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget Microsoft's next Xbox will reportedly launch in 2020
Microsoft was quick to acknowledge that it was designing new Xbox hardware at its E3 presentation, but when will you see that hardware? It might be sooner than you think. Thurrott sources have claimed...
06:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget 'Metro: Exodus' treads a fine line between strategy and busy work
This year's E3 has already given us a glimpse of a wide spectrum of games, from upcoming installments in classic multiplayer franchises to new and interesting, story-driven titles. Metro: Exodus,...
05:45 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget Dating app Hinge ditches the Facebook login requirement
Hinge made a name for itself in the crowded dating app market by suggesting matches with friends of your Facebook connections. However, now it looks like the service is swiping left on the social netw...
05:34 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget 'Dragon Ball FighterZ' is coming to the Switch this year
Dragon Ball FighterZ came out for PC, PS4 and Xbox One in January and quickly won over fans with its tight fighting gameplay and visuals that closely resemble the anime. At long last, Bandai Namco ann...
05:21 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget Vietnam's new tech laws may stifle online dissent
Today, lawmakers in Vietnam voted in favor of a bill that requires tech companies that do business in the country to house all user data domestically. Additionally, social media companies such as Twit...
05:14 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget Google improves Translate with offline AI
Google isn't going to sit idly by while Microsoft brings AI-based offline translation to your phone. The company is rolling out internet-free neural machine translation to its Translate apps for ...
05:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget Google will block Chrome extension installs outside its Web Store
Google must have seen positive results when it blocked Windows users from installing Chrome extensions outside the Web Store, because that'll soon be the case for everyone. The tech giant will bl...
05:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget Google search makes it easier to find your dream college
The college you choose could easily affect the rest of your life, but there aren't many tools to give you a feel for what a school will really be like, including whether or not you can afford it ...
04:59 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget Hey Nintendo, where's 'Metroid Prime 4'?
If you've been patiently waiting since last year's E3 conference for the reveal of the new Metroid Prime 4 game, we're sorry. The hotly anticipated next iteration of Samus Aran was nowh...
04:59 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' will support GameCube controllers
The full reveal of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Switch capped off Nintendo's pre-recorded Direct presentation for E3. The first teaser for the game dropped back in March, a year after the n...
04:44 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget 'Daemon X Machina' brings stylized mechs to Switch in 2019
The Switch has a new mecha property coming next year, announced at the top of today's Nintendo Direct -- Daemon X Machina. While easily mistaken for a new installment in the Xenoblade series, thi...
04:42 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' lands December 7th 2018
Nintendo's E3 showcase focused heavily on the return of one of its hit series: Super Smash Bros Ultimate has landed. The main takeaway is that all fighters that have ever appeared in the series a...
04:35 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget 'Super Mario Party' is ready to ruin your friendships October 5th
Nintendo is reviving Mario Party. Super Mario Party will be released this October 5th and from the looks of it, the game will make use of special Switch features we haven't seen before. One secti...
04:26 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget 'Hollow Knight' hits the Nintendo Switch today
After a lengthy wait, the indie platformer Hollow Knight will arrive on the Switch today, Nintendo announced during its E3 Direct stream. It joins Axiom Verge and SteamWorld Dig 2 as one of the handfu...
04:24 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget 'Overcooked 2' brings more culinary chaos to Nintendo Switch August 7th
If you're looking for a healthy serving of culinary fun on Nintendo Switch, you'll soon have your chance. During today's Nintendo Direct for E3, the company announced that Ghost Town Ga...
04:23 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget The next 'Xenoblade Chronicles 2' DLC arrives September 2018
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has already seen a number of DLC updates, but that isn't stopping developer Monolith Soft from adding even more adventures to the game. During Nintendo's E3 2018 press...
04:19 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget 'Fortnite' comes to Nintendo Switch today
The rumors were true: Fortnite has arrived on the Nintendo Switch. As of 1PM Eastern, you can play Epic Games' battle royale shooter at home or on the move using the same console. It looks to be ...
04:18 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget 'Fire Emblem Three Houses' brings the strategy RPG to Switch
Fire Emblem's long-awaited arrival on Nintendo Switch is edging closer. During its E3 press conference, the house of Mario finally unveiled Three Houses, a game built from the ground up for its p...
04:10 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget If you buy Nintendo's Pok Ball Plus accessory, you'll get a free Mew
We already knew that the Switch's Pok&eacute;mon: Let's Go Pikachu! and Pok&eacute;mon: Let's Go Evee! would land alongside the Pok&eacute; Ball Plus, but Nintendo is now tr...
04:05 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget Bipartisan Senate effort aims to override Trumps deal to save ZTE
A bipartisan group of Senators has added language to the National Defense Authorization Act that would reinstate sanctions on Chinese firm ZTE, the Wall Street Journal reports. The legislation is set ...
03:46 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget Firefox 12 for iOS includes file downloads and easier syncing
Firefox 12 for iOS is available today and it offers three new useful features. First, the browser now allows users to download files, which can be viewed in a dedicated section in the Firefox menu, th...
03:28 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget Facebook may ban businesses that mislead users about products
In an effort to improve the quality of its advertisements, Facebook will take action against businesses that consistently provide inaccurate shipping times and/or misrepresent what they are selling. A...
03:11 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget 'Sable' is the best the apocalypse has looked all E3
Every E3, new games pop up that aspire for a unique art style to distinguish them from the sea of other titles clamoring for attention. There are a lot of pretty games this year, but nothing has looke...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget Instagram starts selling products in your Stories
Instagram is bent on making shopping a cornerstone of its experience... and like it or not, Stories are no exception to that rule. The social service has introduced a shopping bag sticker that lets yo...
02:41 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget 'Hitman 2' Miami trailer shows murder with scissors and fish
A new gameplay trailer for Hitman 2 shows the crazy amount of improvisation you'll be able to do in the game's Miami level. While offering the standard gun/silencer murders, it also features...
02:22 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget The 'Astroneer' universe is set to expand in December
The team behind planetary exploration game Astroneer have been hinting at its 1.0 update for a while, and now it's confirmed -- December 2018. So fans of the Minecraft-esque space adventure won&#...
02:02 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget Senators ask the FCC if it was truly targeted by DDoS attacks
US Senators Brian Schatz and Ron Wyden want to know once and for all whether the FCC truly suffered DDoS attacks in the middle of soliciting net neutrality comments in 2014 and 2017 like it claimed. I...
01:40 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget Google backtracks on Wear OS' battery-saving features
Smartwatches are struggling, and Google knows it needs to fix the things people dislike about Wear OS. At the top of the list is battery life, so during I/O, Google announced plans to boost that for A...
01:21 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget Get ready for a 'Cyanide & Happiness' battle royale game
Things are already pretty dark in the Cyanide &amp; Happiness universe, but throw a post-rapture apocalypse into the mix and you've got straight-up carnage. That's the backdrop of Raptur...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget Vivos Nex is a true all-screen phone with a pop-out selfie camera
If Lenovo's failure to deliver a genuine full-screen display for the Z5 left you feeling burned, Vivo's flagship Nex could ease the pain. The Nex is making the transition from concept phone ...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget Plume launches SuperPod, its second-generation mesh WiFi puck
Plume is a WiFi company that offers a collection of wall socket-mounted nodes designed to sit in every room of your home. Don't worry if you haven't heard of it, as you're more likely t...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget Ticket to Ride moves from tabletop to PS4 and PlayLink mobile
If you haven't played Ticket to Ride in either its analog or digital iterations, you're in for a treat. The award-winning train-based strategy title is coming to your TV via PS4 and PlayLink...
12:44 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget Oppo will revive its Find smartphone line on June 19th
Just recently, Oppo launched a dedicated website for the Find series, hinting at its return after four years of hibernation. Now, the Chinese phonemaker has confirmed that the line is coming back: Opp...
12:21 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget Sega is bringing 'Yakuza 0' and 'Valkyria Chronicles 4' to PC
Hot on the heels of Shenmue I and II's re-release announcements, Sega Europe has confirmed that two additional franchises will be coming to PC. During E3's PC Gaming Show, the company reveal...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget Hands-on with 'Starlink: Battle for Atlas' and its Star Fox ship
I never once understood the draw of those Amiibo collectible figurines, either in game or out and, honestly, I figured that Starlink: Battle for Atlas would be an even bulkier, nerdier version of that...
11:30 am -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget Sonys E3 2018 show: Our verdict
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10:30 am -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Sony's intimate E3 event
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Sony and Ubisoft's E3 press conferences are down, leaving just Nintendo today at noon ET. Check out our impressions of games like The Last of Us: Part II or B...
10:15 am -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget Android malware is infecting Amazon Fire TVs and Fire Sticks
If you've loaded any apps onto your Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick that let you watch pirated movies and TV shows, you could be at risk from a cryptocurrency-mining Android virus. AFTVnews repor...
09:25 am -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget AT&T opens its public safety network to volunteer first responders
AT&amp;T's approach to a public safety network has been available for a while, but only for emergency crews that supply phones and plans. That's not much good if you're a volunteer ...
08:44 am -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget YouTube's World Cup coverage includes near-live highlights in Spanish
If you're eager to follow the 2018 World Cup online en espa&ntilde;ol and can't watch live, you might have a viable alternative. Telemundo has teamed up with Google to provide "clo...
07:55 am -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget Uber launches a low-data Lite app that's just 5MB in size
Uber essentially ceded most of the Asian market after it merged with Chinese rival Didi Chuxing, but it still has a strong presence in India. To cement its position and grow further, the ridesharing f...
07:00 am -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget Watch the PlayStation E3 media briefing in under 11 minutes
Sony's Playstation E3 press conference was an unusual affair, set up in a small, church or dance-hall venue with pew-like benches for participants. It turns out that the room was nearly identical...
05:29 am -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget Palmer Luckey chases government contracts with 'virtual wall'
When you hear talk of a border wall, you typically picture an actual, physical construction. But that's not the case for Palmer Luckey. The Oculus co-founder and his startup Anduril Industries ha...
04:16 am -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget 'Ghost of Tsushima' shows off gorgeous, brutal combat
We've just gotten our first look at developer Sucker Punch's Ghost of Tsushima. In the demo, we saw plenty of combat, with the player executing parries like we haven't seen since Xbox O...
03:00 am -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget Bethesda's E3 2018 show: Our verdict
Bethesda's E3 press conference is over. Join editors Jess Conditt and Mat Smith as they break down the most important announce...
02:30 am -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget FromSoftware is making a PSVR game called Deracine'
When you think of FromSoftware, what comes to mind? Dark, grisly worlds and tense, strategic combat I imagine. Well, the developer is working on a new PlayStation VR game which seems to have none of t...
02:28 am -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget New 'Spider-Man' trailer shows off every villain imaginable
Were you worried that Marvel's Spider-Man would have a lightweight, no-stakes story? You can rest easy. Insomniac and Sony have posted a fresh gameplay trailer for the game, and it's clear...
02:24 am -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget Team Ninja teases 'Nioh 2' for PS4
As another short trailer began at the PlayStation press event at E3 in Los Angeles this evening, a samurai warrior stumbling through a foggy wood was attacked by a big red demon. The warrior fights va...
02:22 am -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget Watch the 'Death Stranding' gameplay footage to be even more confused
The first game from Kojima Studios, "Death Stranding", left audiences' mouths agape during its initial previews during last year's E3. For 2018, Sony once again wowed the audience,...
02:11 am -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget 'Resident Evil 2' remake is coming January 25th, 2019
It's been 16 years since Capcom remade the first Resident Evil for Gamecube, but any plans to redo its lauded sequel fell by the wayside. But after last year's Resident Evil VII blew away fa...
02:00 am -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget 'Destiny 2: Forsaken' story trailer hints at a grim fate
Bungie was more than eager to show Destiny 2: Forsaken's gameplay changes, but what about the story? You're now getting a first glimpse at that too... and suffice it to say the story is weig...
01:53 am -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget 'Control' is the next game from 'Alan Wake' developer Remedy
Well, that was a surprise. Sandwiched in the middle of Sony's E3 press conference was Control, the next game from Alan Wake and Quantum Break developer Remedy. The short teaser showed a heroine i...
01:42 am -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget 'God of War' New Game makes for difficult parenting
Deep into the first intermission at the Sony PlayStation E3 event today in Los Angeles, Stu Shuman asked President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment America Shawn Layden about the possibility ...
01:21 am -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget First 'The Last of Us: Part II' gameplay shows off refined combat
It's been 18 months since Sony and Naughty Dog first revealed The Last of Us: Part II, but despite a few enigmatic (and disturbing) trailers, we haven't heard much about the overall plot or ...
12:30 am -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget Watch Sony's E3 keynote live with us at 9PM Eastern
Sony has to work extra hard to impress the E3 audience after Microsoft's strong showing. Expect to hear the electronics giant chat about upcoming marquee titles like Spider-Man, Death Stranding a...
12:23 am -04 - Tue, June 12, 2018
Engadget Facebook provides 452-page answer to Congressional questions
Mark Zuckerberg's testimony before Congress was frustrating if you were expecting plenty of immediate answers about Facebook's policies -- he frequently promised follow-ups, and there were q...
11:55 pm -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget What's on TV: 'Queer Eye,' '12 Monkeys' and 'Forrest Gump'
While E3 powers along we don't have much in the way of game releases other than Prey DLC, Paladins on Nintendo Switch, and a rumor that Fortnite will join it. Forrest Gump is available in 4K, whi...
11:39 pm -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget Perfect World and Valve partner to launch Steam in China
Valve will launch Steam China, a version of its platform and store in that country, and Perfect World will help. There's no release date yet and no indication of whether the service or content li...
11:06 pm -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget Listing hints that Netflix and YouTube are coming to Nintendo Switch
Nintendo's Switch may not be the nexus of the living room like the PS4 and Xbox One, but its hybrid-mode mobility makes it an entertainment powerhouse -- so the absence of streaming service apps ...
10:35 pm -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget Watch Square Enix's E3 conference in under seven minutes
Square Enix's press conference didn't exactly wow us the way others have this E3, but that doesn't mean there wasn't any news. Or, that you don't want to watch the show anyway...
10:08 pm -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget Stanford's new lab could make particle accelerators 1,000 times smaller
Particle accelerators have proven vital to understanding subatomic physics, but current technology tends to make them... rather large. And Stanford is determined to address that. SLAC has started asse...
09:51 pm -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget You can't buy bitcoin with Wells Fargo credit cards anymore
Wells Fargo is pumping the brakes on customers using their credit cards to buy bitcoin -- the bank has banned credit card cryptocurrency purchases. However, this isn't a permanent measure, as Wel...
09:30 pm -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget 'Assassin's Creed: Odyssey' is a love letter to ancient Greece
I'll never forget the time I watched the trailer for 300, the iconic fantasy war film from 2006 about King Leonidas of Sparta and his clash against the Persians with a heavily outnumbered army. A...
09:22 pm -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget Be 'Star Fox' in the Switch version of Ubisoft's 'Starlink'
Ubisoft debuted Starlink debuted at least year's E3 as a next generation toys-to-life game -- a Skylanders in space, if you will, and heir to Disney Infinity. The modular spacecraft models looked...
09:13 pm -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget Mars Opportunity rover is in danger of dying from a dust storm
The Mars Opportunity rover is caught in a dust storm, and the craft is hunkered down doing its best to survive the intensifying weather. The storm was first detected on Friday June 1st by the Mars Rec...
09:12 pm -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget 'Just Dance 2019' is heading to the Wii like it's 2009
Ubisoft's E3 press conference kicked off with a marching band, crazy costumes and a dancing panda and yet somehow that wasn't even the most bizarre thing about the company's announcemen...
09:03 pm -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget 'The Division 2' will have the raids 'Destiny 2' doesn't
One of the biggest criticisms levied against Destiny 2 right now is its lack of raids. Ubisoft knows this, which is why it proudly announced today that The Division 2 will have eight-player raids next...
08:58 pm -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget Donkey Kong DLC for Mario Rabbids arrives June 26th
Truly, we are living in the Golden Age of crossover content. At its E3 press conference on Monday, Ubisoft revealed more details about its upcoming Donkey Kong expansion for "Mario + Rabbids"...
08:58 pm -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget 'Rainbow Six: Siege' is a juggernaut with 35 million players
Rainbow Six: Siege has come a long, long way from the early days when it was a risky break from the series' familiar formula. Ubisoft has revealed that the team-based tactical shooter now has ove...
08:51 pm -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget 'Beyond Good & Evil 2' is more real than ever before
Today at the Ubisoft E3 press event in Los Angeles, we got a deeper look than before at the space opera prequel, Beyond Good and Evil 2. After a nice long trailer showing the crew of a mothership head...
08:45 pm -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget Joseph Gordon-Levitt wants to put your art in 'Beyond Good and Evil 2'
From the moment a jazzy panda leading a marching band opened up Ubisoft's E3 stage, it was clear this would be a much livelier presentation than we've seen over the last few days. But after ...
08:04 pm -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget Facebook Messenger adds World Cup-themed filters and games
From video games to sports broadcasters to Twitter, everyone's getting World Cup fever. So why not chat apps? Facebook Messenger is getting several features timed for the global soccer event, inc...
07:50 pm -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget Watch Ubisoft's E3 keynote live with us at 4P Eastern
Engadget is trying something a bit new this year for E3: live commentary for Ubisoft and Sony's press conferences. Because, really, we all need a break from overhyped PR jargon. At Ubisoft's...
07:50 pm -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget Watch Ubisoft's E3 keynote live with us at 4PM ET
Engadget is trying something a bit new this year for E3: live commentary for Ubisoft and Sony's press conferences. Because, really, we all need a break from over-hyped PR jargon. At Ubisoft'...
07:45 pm -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget Square Enixs E3 showcase was a bust
Well, that was a disappointment. Square Enix held its E3 showcase earlier today and it was, to put it mildly, underwhelming. If you were hoping for more information about Final Fantasy VII Remake, or ...
07:20 pm -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget Apple bans cryptocurrency mining from its app stores
Cryptocurrency mining in apps has become such a big deal, Apple updated its app guidelines to make sure that developers don't sneak the function into any apps within the company's ecosystem....
07:01 pm -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget US extends sanctions against Russians over cyberattacks
The US Department of the Treasury has issued another round of sanctions against a handful of Russian groups and individuals. These latest sanctions have been placed against companies that are controll...
06:31 pm -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget Facebook's Memories is a dedicated spot for nostalgia
Facebook's On This Day and other nostalgia-driven posts are helpful for reminding you of moments from years past, but they eventually drift out of your News Feed. What if you want to revisit the...
06:16 pm -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget Microsoft's Xbox accessibility controller is available for pre-order
Microsoft's Adaptive Controller for the Xbox was designed with accessibility in mind. It brings the needs of people with disabilities to the forefront, ensuring that they can use their existing a...
06:05 pm -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget 'Tunic' is more than just a 'Zelda' clone with a cute fox
Tunic looks like a game that's taken a lot of inspiration from SNES era Zelda titles &mdash; and when Xbox's E3 2018 showcase is an awful lot of games with guns, zombies or unexplained a...
05:55 pm -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget Square Enix's new title 'The Quiet Man' embraces silence
In between all the fantasy worlds in today's SquareEnix presentation we also got a look at a decidedly realistic New York and some sweet fighting action thanks to what looks to be an entirely new...
05:40 pm -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget Babylons Fall is the next Square Enix PlatinumGames collaboration
Square Enix and Platinum Games last worked together on Nier: Automata. Now, as announced during the Square Enix livestream from E3, the two companies are partnered up again for a brand-new game titled...
05:31 pm -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget 'Monster Hunter: World'' will invade 'Final Fantasy XIV'
At the top of its E3 presentation, Square Enix trailer footage for Final Fantasy XIV's Stormblood expansion that dropped last year...and then had bumper footage for another event: A crossover bet...
05:31 pm -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget 'Monster Hunter: World' will invade 'Final Fantasy XIV'
At the top of its E3 presentation, Square Enix trailer footage for Final Fantasy XIV's Stormblood expansion that dropped last year...and then had bumper footage for another event: A crossover bet...
05:30 pm -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget Net neutrality ends today
The FCC's decision to overturn Obama-era net neutrality protections goes into effect today, giving internet service providers leeway to block, throttle and prioritize websites and content. While ...
05:19 pm -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget 'GLOW' season two trailer includes big hair and bigger issues
Netflix has invested a lot of energy into GLOW's second season, and now we have an inkling as to whether or not that trust is well-placed. The service has posted a trailer for the new GLOW that m...
04:55 pm -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget Goldman Sachs AI predicts Brazil will win the World Cup
Goldman Sachs is giving another go at predicting which team will win this year's World Cup. After incorrectly predicting how the 2014 tournament would turn out, it's trying again and its cal...
04:30 pm -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget Watch Square Enix's E3 keynote right here at 1 PM Eastern
How do you catch the news as it happens from Square Enix's E3 media briefing if you aren't in LA? You watch along with the publisher's livestream embedded below starting at 1PM Eastern,...
04:15 pm -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget Microsofts E3 2018 show: Our verdict
Microsoft's E3 keynote is in the rear-view. Join editors Billy Steele and Nick Summers as they break down the most important announcements. Or, if you haven't got 11 minutes, here's an ...
04:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget Microsoft and friends need to explain why always-connected PCs make sense
It's been over a year since Microsoft, Qualcomm and Intel unveiled the Always Connected PC (ACPC) ecosystem at WinHEC 2016. At Computex 2017, we learned about Qualcomm's undertaking to power...
03:46 pm -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget Ford's 'self-driving' Postmates test actually has a driver at the wheel
The next time you order food from Postmates in Miami or Miami Beach, don't be too surprised if you have to grab your Cuban sandwiches from what looks like a self-driving van. Ford's latest a...
03:30 pm -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget Watch Bethesda's E3 media briefing in under 12 minutes
Bethesda's E3 media briefing started with a performance from Andrew WK hyping Rage 2 and ended with a look at the company's future, closing its show with a tease of The Elder Scrolls VI. It ...
03:19 pm -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget Fitbit's kid-focused fitness tracker is available today
Back in March, Fitbit announced the Ace, a wearable fitness tracker aimed at kids. Today, the company announced that the Ace is available globally today. In North America, you can pick up the tracker ...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget Snapchat users can delete messages even after they've been viewed
Today, Snap announced that it is introducing a new feature called Clear Chats. Users will now be able to delete sent messages in individual and group texts, regardless of whether they've been vie...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget Snap now sells its second-gen Spectacles on Amazon
Snap went the odd-but-fun route when it released the first version of Spectacles, selling pairs through vending machines strategically placed in big US and European cities. While that's certainly...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget Lenovo gives its Legion gaming laptop line a tasteful makeover
If I asked you to imagine a gaming laptop, flashy designs, colorful lights and beefy chasses probably come to mind. Lenovo wants to move away from that motif and appeal to more users by redesigning it...
02:28 pm -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget MIT experts pioneer a way to recover drinking water from power plants
Water accounts for around 70 percent of the Earth's surface, but it's still not reaching those who need it most: three billion people live in water-stressed areas or lack access to drinking ...
01:59 pm -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget Mercedes-Benz flaunts its all-electric compact EQA concept
Mercedes has showed off footage of its prototype EQA, the compact EV that's part of its next-generation of EQ electric cars. It first unveiled the A-Class-sized electric car at the Frankfurt Auto...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget Watch Microsoft's Xbox E3 keynote in under 11 minutes
Microsoft's E3 keynote is in the rear-view. Join editors Billy Steele and Nick Summers as they break down the most important announcements. Or, if you haven't got 11 minutes, here's an ...
12:02 pm -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget Amazon brings Prime discounts at Whole Foods to 10 more states
Amazon's marketing modus operandi is to convince everyone to sign up to its $119 annual Prime Membership, and it's using that strategy to the max with its Whole Foods acquisition. The organi...
11:05 am -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget Uber could teach its AI to know when you're drunk
Problematic transportation outfit Uber is thinking about a way to use your phone to determine if you've been drinking. A patent application was uncovered by CNN, entitled "Predicting user st...
10:30 am -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: E3 begins with 'Halo,' 'Elder Scrolls' and 'Anthem'
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.E3 has arrived. After you read our recaps for Microsoft, EA and Bethesda's press conferences, set a reminder for today's big events from Ubisoft (4 PM ET...
10:05 am -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget A French hospital is using VR as a drug-free pain solution
The use of virtual reality (and even video games) as an alternative form of pain management isn't exactly unheard of. Researchers are well aware of VR's potential to distract patients at the...
09:02 am -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget White House confirms its chief of staff was hacked
A personal email account of White House Chief of Staff John Kelly was hacked, according to an email obtained by Buzzfeed via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. "As we discussed ... my f...
04:34 am -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget A DC-themed Snapchat Lens could get you into Comic-Con
You're not completely hosed if you missed your chance to attend San Diego Comic-Con... if you're willing to dabble in some augmented reality art. Snap and DC Comics have launched a DC Super...
03:42 am -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget Xbox Japan's cult hit 'Metal Wolf Chaos' is back
Microsoft didn't have much success with the original Xbox in Japan, but it did manage to create a few games by local developers that were coveted by fans of the platform. The mech game Metal Wolf...
03:21 am -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget Elder Scrolls: Blades is an RPG you can play anywhere
Have you ever wanted to play an Elder Scrolls game on your phone, for free? Bethesda thinks you have and has you covered with Elder Scrolls: Blades, what the company's Todd Howard described as &q...
03:05 am -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget 'The Elder Scrolls VI' is real
It's been seven years since Bethesda debuted "Skyrim," but the franchise's fans won't have to wait much longer for the sequel. Just after previewing "Starfield," the...
03:00 am -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget 'Starfield' could be 'Skyrim' in space
So it's not all sequels and ports. Bethesda revealed its next big single player project, Starfield. It centers around, er, outer space, has an aesthetically pleasing logo and the company wants us...
03:00 am -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget How Bethesda plans to pull players back to 'Prey'
Last year's Prey was a creepy shooter and role-playing game set on a spaceship riddled with black, shimmering aliens. The so-called 'immersive sim' was praised for its science fiction s...
02:51 am -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget 'Fallout Shelter' is coming to the PS4 and Nintendo Switch
In addition to blowing the crowd's collective mind with its "Fallout 76" news, Bethesda also had some news for the franchise's more casual fans. The company announced that Fallout ...
02:41 am -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget 'Skyrim' isn't coming to Amazon's Alexa
Bethesda is aware. Enough Skyrim ports. Enough already. Cut. It. Out. The game maker showed a shred of self-awareness of its endless wringing of the long-running franchise and faux-introduced Skyrim: ...
02:41 am -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget 'Skyrim' comes to Amazon's Alexa
Bethesda is aware. Enough Skyrim ports. Enough already. Cut. It. Out. The game maker showed a shred of self-awareness of its endless wringing of the long-running franchise and appeared to faux-introdu...
02:39 am -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget 'Wolfenstein Cyberpilot' takes the fight to VR
Bethesda is all about that virtual reality, baby. Wolfenstein Cyberpilot is a new game heading to VR and it's due out in 2019, but it's playable at E3 this week. There are few details about ...
02:35 am -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget 'Fallout 76' is an online survival game
Fallout 76 is entirely online and it's scheduled to come out on November 14th. The game is playable solo, but it was created a singular vision in mind: building an open-world, survival-based game...
02:25 am -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget Bethesda unveils co-op 'Wolfenstein: Youngblood' at E3 2018
BJ's legacy lives on in the next iteration of Bethesda's Wolfenstein franchise. Set in 1980, players fight as Jessica and Sophia Blazkowicz, the twin daughters of Anya &amp; BJ - one a w...
02:09 am -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget Bethesda announces new DLC for 'Prey'
Bethesda and developer Arkane Studios aren't done with Prey. Not by a long-shot. The pair just announced an intriguing set of downloadable content for the single-player 2017 sci-fi game, includin...
02:02 am -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget 'Doom Eternal' is the sequel to 'Doom'
Once you're done replaying Doom on Switch, what's next? How about a proper sequel? After relaunching the series to critical acclaim (and commercial success), Doom Eternal takes the series fu...
01:55 am -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget 'Rage 2' is a video game that comes out next spring
You'll be able to explore Avalanche Studios' Rage 2 starting sometime next spring. There's a new trailer featuring a lot of shooting, more of the game's open world and some Destiny...
01:40 am -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget Tesla opens its 10,000th Supercharger station
Tesla's Supercharger network has come a long, long way since it was available in a handful of California towns in late 2012. The automaker has opened its 10,000th Supercharger station in Bellevi...
12:45 am -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget Watch Bethesda's E3 keynote right here at 9:30PM ET
Bethesda's Todd Howard showed up during Microsoft's E3 media briefing this morning, teasing that Fallout 76's West Virginia would be the biggest game world in the series yet. Now it...
12:12 am -04 - Mon, June 11, 2018
Engadget Apple hires another BBC veteran in its bid to rule hip-hop music
Hip-hop is quickly becoming a key battleground for streaming music services: companies like Spotify and YouTube have been poaching influencers in a bid to become tastemakers and lure millions of liste...
10:44 pm -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget The Boring Company's 'Not a Flamethrower' reaches customers
Elon Musk hasn't had the easiest time fulfilling his companies' promises lately, but there's at least one product arriving (more or less) on time. Musk has confirmed that the Boring Com...
10:16 pm -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget 'Gears of War' is getting its own PC-only tactics game
While all eyes were on Microsoft's E3 stage for its expected announcement of Gears of War 5, the publisher also introduced a pair of new games in the franchise: A Funko Pop-branded mobile title a...
09:58 pm -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget Heres your first look at dystopian RPG Cyperpunk 2077
Finally, we have our first proper look at Cyberpunk 2077. We've known for some time that Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt Red is working on a new role-playing game set in a dystopian future. Beyond...
09:45 pm -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget Microsoft is working on its own game streaming service
Microsoft isn't going to let Sony's PlayStation Now go unanswered. The company has announced that it's developing its own game streaming service, which promises "console-quality ga...
09:44 pm -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget Naruto, Monkey D Luffy and Gohan do battle in 'Jump Force'
The Naruto Shippuden, One Piece, Death Note and DragonBall universes collide in the best way possible in Bandai Namco's newest fighting game, "Jump Force". Details are still super sketc...
09:44 pm -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget Naruto, Monkey D Luffy and Goku do battle in 'Jump Force'
The Naruto Shippuden, One Piece, Death Note and DragonBall universes collide in the best way possible in Bandai Namco's newest fighting game, "Jump Force". Players will be able to form ...
09:40 pm -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget 'Cuphead' is back with a new DLC
Cuphead fans rejoice! At its 2018 E3 press conference on Sunday, Microsoft announced that the insanely difficult 2D platformer will soon be receiving a whole bunch of new levels thanks to the newly an...
09:40 pm -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget 'Cuphead' will return next year with new DLC
Cuphead fans rejoice! At its 2018 E3 press conference on Sunday, Microsoft announced that the insanely difficult 2D platformer will soon be receiving a whole bunch of new levels thanks to the newly an...
09:38 pm -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget 'Just Cause 4' parachutes in December 4th
Square Enix brought more than just Kingdom Hearts to Microsoft's pre-E3 2018 press conference -- there's also Just Cause 4. Rico is back, once again parachuting into some disastrous warzone ...
09:38 pm -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget In 'Dying Light 2,' your choices determine your path to survival
Among the truckload of world premieres at today's Xbox E3 event was the debut of Dying Light 2. The first-person apocalyptic survival sequel is equal parts parkour and zombies. This time, everyth...
09:36 pm -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget Gears of War heads to mobile with a Funko Pop art style
Gears of War. But with Funko Pops. Yeah, really. It's a mobile game that will launch sometime next year. Honestly, I'm lost for words....
09:36 pm -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget A new 'Battletoads' game is coming to Xbox One in 2019
It's been a few decades, but it's finally happening: a new Battletoads game is on the way. Microsoft and Rare have announced a new title (so far just called Battletoads) reaching the Xbox On...
09:36 pm -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget 'Gears of War 5' is coming to Xbox in 2019
"Gears of War" has been a stalwart of the Microsoft Xbox library since its first iteration debuted in 2006. And now we're getting a new one, Microsoft announced at its E3 2018 press con...
09:35 pm -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget Rhythm hit 'Beat Saber' is coming to PlayStation VR
Beat Saber has been one of the more attention-grabbing VR titles on PCs as of late, and it's not hard to see why: it amps up the familiar rhythm game formula with an immersive experience that tur...
09:18 pm -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget Devil May Cry V promises more stylish demon slaying
Devil May Cry is back, baby. After the controversial DmC -- developed by the now Microsoft-owned Ninka Theory -- Capcom is working on Devil May Cry V. The main character, though, looks different to bo...
09:07 pm -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget Xbox Game Pass 'Fast Start' is coming in the June update
During Microsoft's pre-E3 event, Xbox Game Pass exec Ashley Speicher hit the stage to announce several games newly available on the service today (Fallout 4, Elder Scrolls Online and The Division...
09:07 pm -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget Xbox Game Pass 'FastStart' is coming in the June update
During Microsoft's pre-E3 event, Xbox Game Pass exec Ashley Speicher hit the stage to announce several games newly available on the service today (Fallout 4, Elder Scrolls Online and The Division...
09:04 pm -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget 'PUBG' War Mode comes to Xbox One in winter 2018
PUBG's PC-based players have already moved beyond battle royale with War Mode, so when do Xbox One gamers get their turn? It won't be too long. PUBG Corp and Microsoft have confirmed that Wa...
09:03 pm -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget Microsoft bought five studios to fix its Xbox game problem
It's no secret that Microsoft's lack of exclusive games is partially to blame for the Xbox One lagging behind the PS4. To rectify this, the company's gone on a bit of a shopping spree, ...
09:02 pm -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget 'The Division' returns to Xbox with a battle for Washington DC
Microsoft stunned the assembled audience at its E3 2018 press conference with not only intense gameplay footage of "The Division 2" from Ubisoft, but also an official release date for the hi...
08:58 pm -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget 'Sea of Thieves' is getting two DLCs this summer
Microsoft wasn't going to let E3 go by without mentioning new content for Sea of Thieves. At its Xbox press conference today, we got a glimpse at the forthcoming "Cursed Sails" and &quo...
08:58 pm -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget Microsoft details its upcoming 'Sea of Thieves' DLC
Microsoft wasn't going to let E3 go by without mentioning new content for Sea of Thieves. At its Xbox press conference today, we got a glimpse at the forthcoming "Cursed Sails" and &quo...
08:57 pm -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget Psychedelic survival game 'We Happy Few' arrives August 10
Remember We Happy Few? That game about a small English town hooked on hallucinogenic drugs? Well, after a bunch of agonizing delays the indie adventure has a new release date for Xbox One: August 10th...
08:47 pm -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget 'Kingdom Hearts 3' journeys to the 'Frozen' universe
Five years after the last title of the franchise first reached store shelves, Microsoft revealed a slew of new details about "Kingdom Hearts 3", which the company announced last night will h...
08:40 pm -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget 'Forza Horizon 4' is an open-world carPG coming October 2nd
One thing you can always expect from an Xbox E3 press conference is the latest installment in the Forza series. This year, that means Forza Horizon 4. It's set in Britain, where you'll have ...
08:25 pm -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget 'Life is Strange' returns with 'The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit'
The next Life is Strange is all about childhood. Following the original series and Before the Storm -- both of which dealt with the challenges of adolescence -- developer Dontnod is tackling a younger...
08:22 pm -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget Yoko Taro's 'Nier: Automata' comes to Xbox One on June 26
Nier: Automata was one of the most surprising games of 2017. The Japanese RPG had a mind-bending story, conceived by Nier and Drakengard director Yoko Taro, and a snappy combat system refined by Bayon...
08:20 pm -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget 'Fallout 76' brings the apocalypse to West Virginia
A few days ago, we got our first tease of the new Fallout game, and at today's Xbox E3 press conference, we're getting the full reveal of Fallout 76. Bethesda's Todd Howard said that th...
08:13 pm -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget 'Sekiro' is the latest game from the studio behind 'Dark Souls'
During its E3 press conference, Microsoft teased the next game from the studio behind Dark Souls and Bloodborne: It's called Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. If you're familiar with FromSoftware&#...
08:12 pm -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget 'Halo Infinite' puts Master Chief back in the fight
As expected, Microsoft opened its E3 presentation by unveiling the next chapter in the Halo franchise: Halo Infinite. The teaser trailer didn't show much beyond a pretty wildlife trailer with onl...
07:30 pm -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget Live from Xbox's E3 2018 press conference!
Last year Microsoft admitted that exclusive games were thin on the ground, so what does it have to show for it at E3 2018? (Well, beside no Crackdown 3?) Rumors suggest we could see more Forza Horizon...
07:29 pm -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget The best cordless stick vacuum
By Liam McCabe and Michelle MaThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions th...
07:00 pm -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget Watch Microsoft's E3 keynote right here at 4PM ET
It's time to find out what Microsoft has been up to with Xbox since last E3. We're on the scene in downtown LA already, but for everyone else not in Southern California, you can watch the sh...
06:45 pm -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget Microsoft was right in 2013: This is the always-on generation
Microsoft lost its goddamn mind in 2013. It revealed the Xbox One on May 21st in a livestreamed press conference dedicated to its goals for gaming's long-awaited eighth generation. A lineup of ex...
06:22 pm -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget Tesla will start enabling full self-driving features in August
Tesla has been promising true self-driving features in its cars for the better part of two years, but there has been precious little to show for it. Now, though, you might get what you paid for. Elo...
05:45 pm -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget Get the full EA Play experience in a quarter hour because why not
EA made its E3 2018 presence known on Saturday with a literal block party. The studio took over an entire block of downtown Los Angeles to showcase its latest and greatest games ahead of the official ...
05:30 pm -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget Hands-on with 'Unravel Two,' a co-op game with double the adorable
Unravel Two is the follow-up to 2016's Unravel, the first indie game published under EA's Originals brand -- and it is just as adorable and emotionally powerful as the original. Unravel Two ...
05:00 pm -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget FIFA 19 has a lot more to offer than just Champions League
In a matter of weeks, Europe's biggest annual soccer competition, the Champions League, went from one video game franchise to its bitter rival. When UEFA ended its partnership with Konami, an agr...
04:29 pm -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget Amazon admits to labor violations at Echo speaker factory in China
Labor violations are an all too common reality in technology manufacturing, and Amazon just made that patently clear. In the wake of a joint expos&eacute; between China Labor Watch and the Guardi...
03:00 pm -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget After Math: It's trade show season
Ah June, the January of summer. With Computex winding down and E3 getting started, the weeks are just going to be packed with new gadgets and forward-looking announcements. Oh yeah, Apple had a keynot...
01:28 pm -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget 'Kingdom Hearts III' will land on PS4 and Xbox One in 2019
Kingdom Hearts fans will have to a wait until next year to finally play the franchise's next installment, but a few more months don't sound that bad when they've been waiting over a dec...
01:28 pm -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget 'Kingdom Hearts III' will land on PS4 and Xbox One in January 2019
Kingdom Hearts fans will have to a wait until next year to finally play the franchise's next installment, but a few more months don't sound that bad when they've been waiting over a dec...
12:00 pm -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget Ben Heck's Atari 5200: Making a better controller
Felix is revisiting his retro gaming console, the Atari 5200. Unfortunately, after sitting in a barn for years it's missing its controllers and has gone rusty. Time for Ben to give the console a ...
08:12 am -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget Australia task force will protect elections against cyberattacks
Governments around the world are taking various steps to prevent foreign elements from meddling with their elections. For some of them, it's to prevent foreign interference yet again -- the US, f...
04:06 am -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget Hands on with 'Command & Conquer Rivals'
The Command and Conquer franchise made its PC debut all the way back in 1995. In the two decades since, the game has garnered a rabid following with dozens of sequels and spinoffs. In 2018, the C&...
04:06 am -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget Hands-on with 'Command & Conquer Rivals'
The Command and Conquer franchise made its PC debut all the way back in 1995. In the two decades since, the game has garnered a rabid following with dozens of sequels and spinoffs. In 2018, the C&...
03:01 am -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget Senate bills would make quantum computing a priority
There's a worldwide race to dominate quantum computing, and two new pieces of legislation might help the US claim the lead. Senator Kamala Harris has introduced the first, the Quantum Computing ...
01:02 am -04 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Engadget Tesla Roadster may offer SpaceX package with actual rockets
Yes, you read that correctly. Elon Musk has followed up on remarks from Tesla's annual shareholder meeting (not to mention more cryptic hints in November) with a statement that the new Roadster&#...
11:29 pm -04 - Sat, June 9, 2018
Engadget Airbnb lets hosts offer their homes for future emergencies
Airbnb hosts have long had the opportunity to offer free housing during emergencies. What about making yourself available ahead of time? If you live in the right area, you're set. The home rental...
10:05 pm -04 - Sat, June 9, 2018
Engadget Kia recalls 500,000 vehicles in the US due to airbag glitch
Kia has issued a recall for 507,000 vehicles in the US, and those who get a notice may want to make sure they comply with its request. The automaker said those vehicles' airbag control units may ...
08:24 pm -04 - Sat, June 9, 2018
Engadget Tesla Roadster's 'Augmented Mode' will boost your driving ability
Tesla's current semi-autonomous technology helps reduce your driving involvement. Its next big move, however, could encourage you to take a more hands-on approach. Elon Musk has revealed that t...
07:26 pm -04 - Sat, June 9, 2018
Engadget 'Command & Conquer' mobile game wants in on that 'Clash of Clans' money
If you were looking for a full-scale return of the Command &amp; Conquer franchise, this probably isn't it. During the EA Play presentation at E3, the publisher revealed the new mobile game C...
07:05 pm -04 - Sat, June 9, 2018
Engadget BioWare's 'Anthem' arrives February 22nd, 2019
The shared-world shooter Anthem finally has a release date following a delay early in the year. BioWare's Destiny-style game is now slated to arrive February 22nd, 2019 on PS4, PC and Xbox One (F...
06:54 pm -04 - Sat, June 9, 2018
Engadget 'Sea of Solitude' pits players against overwhelming loneliness
EA surprised the audience during its E3 2018 press conference on Saturday, announcing the upcoming release of "Sea of Solitude" from Berlin-based studio Jo-Mei games....
06:46 pm -04 - Sat, June 9, 2018
Engadget 'Unravel Two' is a cooperative sequel and it's out right now
Yarny is back, right here and right now. Unravel Two is the sequel to 2016's Unravel, an adorable and emotional platformer starring a tiny character made out of bright red yarn, developed by indi...
06:40 pm -04 - Sat, June 9, 2018
Engadget Origin Access Premier service gives you EA's latest games
Whatever you think of EA's Origin Access, it has an obvious limitation: you're getting the back catalog, not the latest titles. You'll have a better option going forward, though. EA has...
06:29 pm -04 - Sat, June 9, 2018
Engadget 'Madden' returns to PC this fall
With Madden 18, EA introduced "Longshot," which brought a story mode to the popular football franchise. This year, the big news (at least for right now) is that the game will return to PC wh...
06:20 pm -04 - Sat, June 9, 2018
Engadget Of course Battlefield V is getting a battle royale mode
EA started off its EA Play show at E3 answering a question on everyone's lips: Will Battlefield V follow the shooter vogue and have its own battle royale mode? Yes, yes it will. While the game�...
06:19 pm -04 - Sat, June 9, 2018
Engadget UEFA Champions League is coming to 'FIFA 19'
EA has been keen on telling the story of English soccer phenom Alex Hunter for a while now, but his story is about to be told from another perspective. With FIFA 19, EA is adding UEFA Champions League...
05:29 pm -04 - Sat, June 9, 2018
Engadget PSVR's 'Ghost Giant' turns the world into your sandbox
VR is great at providing new perspectives for seemingly familiar experiences, and PlayStation VR's latest game is a textbook example of that. Zoink Games (the creators of the beautiful and inven...
04:02 pm -04 - Sat, June 9, 2018
Engadget iOS 12 uses third-party apps to report spam calls and messages
Right now, there isn't much you can do to fight spam calls and text messages directly from your iPhone. You can report iMessages, but not much more. That's all set to change with iOS 12, how...
02:30 pm -04 - Sat, June 9, 2018
Engadget We're live from E3 2018 in Los Angeles!
The calendar has flipped to June, which only means one thing: We're back in LA. It also means that you can keep it locked here this week for all the news from E3 2018 as it happens. While Microso...
01:00 pm -04 - Sat, June 9, 2018
Engadget A brief (and depressing) history of gaming phones
ASUS' surprisingly ambitious ROG Phone is a clear sign the company has confidence in the gaming smartphone category. And it wasn't that long ago that the likes of Razer, Xiaomi and Nubia tho...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, June 9, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the weekend! We're getting ready for the start of E3 2018, so stay tuned for the opening events with EA this afternoon ahead of Microsoft and Bethe...
07:53 am -04 - Sat, June 9, 2018
Engadget Chinese hackers stole undersea warfare data from US Navy contractor
Hackers associated with the Chinese government have broken into a US Navy contractor's systems and stolen data about undersea warfare. According to The Washington Post, these include secret plans...
03:52 am -04 - Sat, June 9, 2018
Engadget Apple Watch rumor suggests 'solid state' buttons are coming
Now that the Apple Watch has built-in LTE, what could change in the next version? A rumor from Fast Company suggests that the Watch could follow Apple's "Force Touch" equipped laptops o...
01:34 am -04 - Sat, June 9, 2018
Engadget Frontier Communications' password bug lets anyone into your account
While you might feel more at ease knowing your personal information is protected by two-factor authentication, a bug in Frontier's password reset system is demonstrating that vulnerabilities can ...
12:05 am -04 - Sat, June 9, 2018
Engadget Kia Niro EV comes to Korea with 236-mile range
Kia is done teasing the all-electric version of its Niro crossover. The automaker has formally unveiled the production Niro EV, and it largely lines up with what you'd expect... although that�...
09:45 pm -04 - Fri, June 8, 2018
Engadget Facebook reportedly sold user data to businesses in secret deals
Contrary to Facebook's claims that it cut off developer access to its user data back in 2015, the Wall Street Journal has discovered that the company has allowed certain third party companies to ...
09:17 pm -04 - Fri, June 8, 2018
Engadget Uber may try to buy Citi Bike parent company Motivate
Lyft might have thought its plan to buy bike-sharing company Motivate was a done deal. Uber, it seems, has other plans. Reports last week suggested that Lyft had struck a deal for upwards of $250 mill...
08:31 pm -04 - Fri, June 8, 2018
Engadget Volkswagen using quantum computers to build better EV batteries
Making high-performance batteries for electric vehicles is a complicated, time-consuming process. So much so that engineers at Volkswagen have started using a quantum computer to simulate the chemical...
07:46 pm -04 - Fri, June 8, 2018
Engadget The US again has the world's most powerful supercomputer
The Department of Energy pulled back the curtain on the world's most powerful supercomputer Friday. When Summit is operating at max capacity, it can run at 200 petaflops -- that's 200 quadri...
07:15 pm -04 - Fri, June 8, 2018
Engadget FCC shrugs at fake cell towers around the White House
Turns out, Ajit Pai was serious last year when he told lawmakers that the FCC didn't want anything to do with cybersecurity.This past April the Associated Press reported "For the first time,...
06:48 pm -04 - Fri, June 8, 2018
Engadget Choose your own swipe actions with the latest Gmail for Android
While swipe gestures to deal with your email have been around for some time, Gmail for Android just made them even better. If you're running the latest version of the Gmail app (8.5.20) on your p...
06:23 pm -04 - Fri, June 8, 2018
Engadget Apple Music makes it easier to see new albums that are on the way
Apple is releasing some updates to Apple Music today that will make it easier to see what new music is on the way and when it's set to arrive. MacRumors reports that a new "Coming Soon"...
05:57 pm -04 - Fri, June 8, 2018
Engadget MIT researchers create wireless transmitter to thwart hackers
Researchers at MIT have found a way to stump hackers who are trying to snag data from wireless signals. They've created a transmitter that moves data packets between different radio frequencies r...
05:25 pm -04 - Fri, June 8, 2018
Engadget Airbnb pulls over 48,000 rentals in Japan following recent law
If you're planning to stay at an Airbnb rental in Japan in the near future, you may be in for an unpleasant surprise. Airbnb has removed about 48,200 rentals (about 78 percent of those in the co...
05:01 pm -04 - Fri, June 8, 2018
Engadget Yahoo Messenger will shut down on July 17th
Today, Yahoo announced that its Messenger service will be discontinued after July 17th, 2018. If you're looking for a Messenger replacement, Yahoo recommends the product Squirrel, which is curren...
04:47 pm -04 - Fri, June 8, 2018
Engadget Facebook will send fewer 'you are now connected' Messenger reminders
For those who spend the majority of their time online plugged into Facebook, the red dot notification feels like an urgent call to action. It pops up via tags, comments, Likes and other NewsFeed activ...
04:30 pm -04 - Fri, June 8, 2018
Engadget PCs are actually exciting again
Last year's Computex showed us how the PC would evolve. This year, that evolution began to feel concrete. Hardware is getting better across the board, as you'd expect. But there's also ...
04:23 pm -04 - Fri, June 8, 2018
Engadget Makers of Life Is Strange announce psychological thriller Twin Mirror
Studio Dontnod came back from its embattled game Remember Me with 2015's Life Is Strange, a critical darling lauded for its rich characters and themes. Last week, the developer released the very ...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 8, 2018
Engadget The best portable air conditioner
By Liam McCabe &amp; 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 co...
03:39 pm -04 - Fri, June 8, 2018
Engadget Stranger Things novel will tell the story of Elevens mother
Stranger Things is getting a prequel, but not one you'll be able to stream on Netflix. Instead, a novel is scheduled to be released next spring that will center on Eleven's mother Terry and ...
03:21 pm -04 - Fri, June 8, 2018
Engadget A 3D-printed house you can actually live in should be ready by 2019
In The Netherlands, a company called Van Wijnen is working with the city of Eindhoven to build the world's first community of 3D-printed houses. The planned community will have fire houses, all p...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 8, 2018
Engadget Lose yourself in the ever-shifting 'Shape of the World'
Sometimes I need a video game that doesn't involve shooting people or decapitating monsters. (Sorry, Bloodborne and Wolfeinstein II: The new Colossus.) My brain cells crave something quieter, lik...
02:48 pm -04 - Fri, June 8, 2018
Engadget J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot expands into gaming with China's Tencent
J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions, the company behind blockbuster films and TV shows like Star Trek, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Lost and Westworld, is making a jump into gaming. It'...
02:30 pm -04 - Fri, June 8, 2018
Engadget Build morale by slaying monsters after work
On the 62nd floor of One World Trade Center, Lorghoth the Decayer is waiting. A party of brave coders and digital strategists gathers around a conference table to slay the wicked beast -- praying the ...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 8, 2018
Engadget Your BFF Bitmoji stickers now work outside Snapchat on iOS
If you have an iOS device, you'll soon be able to use graphics a lot more personalized than emoji when chatting with friends. For the first time ever, Friendmojis -- Bitmoji stickers that feature...
01:39 pm -04 - Fri, June 8, 2018
Engadget How the PlayStation Vita compares to legendary handhelds
The PlayStation Vita is hanging on by a thread. Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida said in 2015 there was no hope for a follow-up to the handheld console, and since then, the Vita machine...
01:21 pm -04 - Fri, June 8, 2018
Engadget Essential's second smartphone module adds a headphone jack
Despite rumors it's up for sale, Essential is still operating as if everything is just fine. After releasing a new beta for Android P, the company has just launched its second modular accessory. ...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 8, 2018
Engadget Here's everything you missed at Computex 2018
It's been a wild week at the world's largest PC show. From an extremely high-spec gaming phone to a touchscreen trackpad and a gorgeous dual-screen AI-powered laptop, ASUS pulled out all the...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 8, 2018
Engadget Can Google keep its promises on building ethical AI?
Google's collaboration with the Department of Defense to develop AI system's for the US military's fleet of war drones, dubbed Project Maven, proved a double-edged sword for the technol...
12:31 pm -04 - Fri, June 8, 2018
Engadget Waymo wants to bring self-driving taxis to Europe
Waymo hasn't quite launched its self-driving taxi service in Phoenix and San Francisco yet, but it's already settings its sights on another continent. The Alphabet-owned company's CEO, ...
12:02 pm -04 - Fri, June 8, 2018
Engadget Chrome OS is fixing its app problem with Progressive Web Apps
Chromebook users are generally a happy lot, but few would argue that the biggest problem with Chrome OS is the lack of apps. Google is going a long way to correct that issue with version 67 of Chrome ...
11:16 am -04 - Fri, June 8, 2018
Engadget Netflix lands Eddie Murphy for 'Dolemite' biopic
You might remember him as Billy Ray Valentine, Sherman Klump, or Donkey -- but after a brief hiatus from the spotlight, Eddie Murphy is poised to return in Netflix's Dolemite Is My Name. The film...
10:30 am -04 - Fri, June 8, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: A Facebook privacy bug affected 14 million users
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to Friday! Amazon's fusing together its Echo smartspeaker and Fire TV box -- and the result is a cube. We also report on a new BlackBerry phone and a ...
09:18 am -04 - Fri, June 8, 2018
Engadget Uber is set to join the San Francisco scooter craze
Uber reportedly wants a piece of the growing scooter-sharing biz in San Francisco: according to Axios, the ride-hailing giant has submitted an application for the city's upcoming scooter-sharing ...
08:07 am -04 - Fri, June 8, 2018
Engadget Xbox One 'Skip Ahead' ring tests features months before release
The Insider program on Xbox One is a few years old now and just keeps rolling out new features for testing by early adopters. Now Microsoft has announced that it's giving participants a chance to...
06:23 am -04 - Fri, June 8, 2018
Engadget FCC accused of lying about 2014 and 2017 DDoS attacks
A recent Gizmodo report has resurfaced doubts about the FCC's explanation regarding the cause of its website outage in 2017. If you'll recall, that event prevented people from posting commen...
03:56 am -04 - Fri, June 8, 2018
Engadget GM is supplying next-gen batteries for Honda EVs
GM has expanded its collaboration with Honda to supply the Japanese automaker with next-generation batteries. These will go in EVs built mainly for the North American market, and though neither compan...
02:54 am -04 - Fri, June 8, 2018
Engadget Target expands curbside pickup and same-day delivery services
Target is determined to win over shoppers in a hurry -- the retail giant is expanding its Drive Up curbside pickup and Shipt same-day delivery services across the US Midwest and Southeast. As of this...
12:43 am -04 - Fri, June 8, 2018
Engadget Hero shooter Paladins arrives on Nintendo Switch June 12th
Game developer Hi-Rez Studios announced that its hero shooter Paladins will arrive on the Nintendo Switch on June 12th. It will launch next week as a $30 Founders Pack that includes all current and fu...
11:39 pm -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget Ticketfly is finally back online after hack
Ticketfly's site is back online after a hack last week which forced the company to take the site down while it investigated the incident. The iOS app, along with the Promoter and Fanbase function...
10:59 pm -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget Anker built two Nintendo Switch-optimized battery packs
Playing the Nintendo Switch in portable mode is incredibly convenient, but the short battery life can leave users wanting. Today, Anker announced two new battery packs that are optimized for fast char...
10:30 pm -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget 'Crackdown 3' officially pushed back to 2019
An already thin library of Xbox One exclusives for 2018 just lost one more entry, as Microsoft confirmed that the Crackdown 3 release is scheduled for February 2019. Following a rumor from Kotaku yest...
09:17 pm -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget Sprint is offering $15 unlimited plans for new customers
If you're looking for an inexpensive phone plan and you're willing to switch carriers to get it, Sprint may be the best option right now. The company just announced a new limited-time deal t...
08:42 pm -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget Facebook notifies 14M users of a bug that made status posts public
Facebook is notifying 14 million users around the world about a bug that changed their privacy setting default to public, which could have led to them accidentally broadcasting updates that were meant...
08:42 pm -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget Facebook notifies 14M users of a bug affecting their posts default privacy
Facebook is notifying 14 million users around the world about a bug that changed their privacy setting default to public, which could have led to them accidentally broadcasting updates that were meant...
08:31 pm -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget Senator probes Alphabet and Twitter on data-sharing with Chinese firms
The New York Times recently revealed that Facebook entered into agreements with at least 60 mobile device companies, giving them access to Facebook user data so that the companies could recreate Faceb...
08:13 pm -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget Proposed law would give DHS power to seize and destroy drones
The Senate is currently considering a bill that would give the Department of Homeland Security more power to research, surveil, seize and destroy drones flying in the US, Gizmodo reports. Yesterday du...
08:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget Facebook makes it easier to find and support game streamers
Facebook hasn't been shy about its plans to challenge game streaming services like Twitch, Mixer and YouTube Gaming, and it's taking that effort to its next logical step. The social site re...
07:42 pm -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Google's Daydream View drops to $50
This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read thei...
07:28 pm -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget Google: Our AI won't be a weapon
Google has been in hot water for the last few months as details about its partnership with the US military revealed the tech titan's involvement in a clandestine, and potentially indirectly viole...
07:22 pm -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget FCC implements a 'clear ban' on surprise phone bill charges
The FCC has been willing to tackle surprise phone bill charges for a long time, but now it's more explicitly forbidding the practice. The regulator has approved rules that include a "clear b...
07:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget The future of Daimler trucking is electrified and autonomous
If a company isn't talking about the transformation of transportation there's a good chance it might get caught flat-footed when cars start driving themselves loaded with battery packs. Most...
06:46 pm -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget Hitman 2 arrives on PS4, Xbox One and PC November 13th
2016's Hitman refresh from IO Interactive was a watershed moment for the long-running assassination and stealth game series. Even as the developer was essentially cut loose from Square Enix, it r...
06:32 pm -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget Snapchat is selling tickets from SeatGeek in its app
Through a partnership with SeatGeek, Snapchat will now let users purchase event tickets right in its app. TechCrunch reports that last month, the Los Angeles Football Club was the first to utilize the...
06:11 pm -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget Google Pixel 3 XL leak hints at a deep display notch
Google's rumored (but really, expected) Pixel 3 XL may have become much more tangible. An XDA forum goer has posted photos of what appears to be a test unit for the Android P flagship, and it la...
05:50 pm -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget Tesla involved in fatal crash sped up before hitting road barrier
The NTSB released its preliminary investigation report concerning the fatal tesla crash that occurred on March 23, 2018 in Mountain View, California today. The agency does note that the report is subj...
05:41 pm -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget Friends can steal the Instagram Stories posts they're tagged in
Instagram recently enabled users to upload multiple photos and videos to their stories, but they left out the most precious commodity: You. Now, when anyone mentions you in their story, you can add th...
05:21 pm -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget Avalanche Studios unveils nostalgic '80s robot shooter 'Generation Zero'
If you've caught the '80s nostalgia bug after Stranger Things, this could be the game for you. It's 1989. Machines have taken over rural Sweden, and it's unclear how or why. And it...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget The best smartphone camera accessories
The two best ways to improve your smartphone photography are "talent" and "practice," but if you'd rather buy your way to better shots, that works too. Nowadays, there's ...
04:42 pm -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget 76ers team president out after Twitter burner account investigation
Philadelphia 76ers basketball operations president Bryan Colangelo is no longer employed by the Sixers, league sources told ESPN on Thursday. The news of his departure comes just a week after sports n...
04:32 pm -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget Arlo cameras are getting person detection and e911 services
Today, Netgear announced a couple of new features and service plans for its Arlo cameras. They are called Arlo Smart, and they use algorithms in order to cut down on junk notifications and ensure that...
04:09 pm -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget The SWORD is a weapon-detecting smartphone case
No matter how stylishly makers dress them up, most smartphone cases are really about one thing: protecting screens from smashing. They're fragile cargo, we get it. Of course, some enterprising co...
03:51 pm -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget Alexa unofficially works on your Apple Watch
Even though Siri's getting a massive update in iOS 12 later this year that makes it far more versatile, it's not quite the most powerful voice assistant around at the minute. Until now, it w...
03:37 pm -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget Zombie survival game 'Days Gone' hits PS4 next February 22nd
After being pushing the game into next year, Sony has announced when its zombie apocalypse game, Days Gone, will be released. Come February 22nd you'll be able to pick the PlayStation 4 game up a...
03:11 pm -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget Lyft redesigns app to highlight shared rides and public transit
Today, ridesharing company Lyft announced a redesign of its app that is in the process of rolling out. The fresh look aims to improve shared rides, integrate with public transit to fill first-mile and...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget 'Spider-Man' developer teams up with Oculus for 'Stormland'
Whether you're a fan of Ratchet and Clank or more of a Resistance person, or you're just looking forward to this year's Spider-Man title, you've got to admit that Insomniac Games m...
02:38 pm -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget Facebook is selling ad spots in its Marketplace listings
Facebook is going to put ads in its Marketplace section for online classifieds. That's right, in addition to seeing posts for things like used couches and bed frames, you'll likely see adver...
02:15 pm -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget BlackBerry KEY2 hands-on: A stylish approach to privacy and multitasking
Last year's BlackBerry KEYone was a love letter to fans as much as it was a capable smartphone, but I think we can all agree it wasn't perfect. It was chunky. Performance was purely adequate...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget Inside Fox Sports plan to bring the World Cup to your living room
Tucked in the back of Fox Sports' Charlotte facility, a typically unused storage space was abuzz with activity in early April. A Los Angeles-based crew took advantage of the extra room in what us...
01:30 pm -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget Liva headphones are a phone-free way to talk to Alexa
Earlier this year, Amazon introduced an "Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit" with the aim of bringing the company's personal voice assistant to wearables and headphones. This week at Computex 2...
01:16 pm -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget Google could face a massive EU Android competition fine in July
Judgement on Google's ongoing antitrust Android case could be passed as soon as next month, according to people familiar with the issue, and it seems that things aren't looking good for the ...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget Amazon's Fire TV Cube squeezes an Echo into its set-top box
It's been almost four years since Amazon first introduced the Echo smart speaker and its virtual assistant Alexa. It's also been just over four years since the the company first released its...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget VR puzzler 'Moss' and its adorable mouse are coming to PC
Enchanting adventure Moss might have launched as a PlayStation VR exclusive, but developer Polyarc has confirmed it won't be tethered to Sony's console any longer. It's finally availabl...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget LinkedIn will tell you how far away your new job really is
Job-hunting can be a tedious process. Polishing your resume, collecting the right referees and attending interviews all take time. Aside from GIFs and Snapchatesque filters, LinkedIn has been enhancin...
12:43 pm -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget Scientists created a psychopathic AI using Reddit images
There's no shortage of films and TV shows that speculate on the dark side of artificial intelligence -- 'robot goes wrong and chaos ensues' is a pretty popular Hollywood trope. Now, in ...
12:42 pm -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget ZTE will pay $1 billion fine to beat US export ban
Tensions between the US government and Chinese smartphone maker ZTE seem to have abated, at least temporarily. US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told CNBC this morning that the government has "st...
12:30 pm -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget Watch the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak take a practice mountain run
By Sven GustafsonVolkswagen has released a new video showing driver Romain Dumas piloting its I.D. R Pikes Peak prototype up the namesake Colorado mountain in its first practice run ahead of an assaul...
12:14 pm -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget MSIs 25-inch gaming display is absurdly fast
MSI has unveiled a 25-inch, 1080p NVIDIA G-Sync-compatible display with a scorching 240 Hz refresh rate and 0.5 millisecond response time. As you'd expect with those specs, the Oculux NXG251 (yes...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget Spinning litter box automatically collects your kitty's poop
I love my cat. She's cute, cuddly and I think she's adorable when she's playing with string or chasing after a stuffed mouse. But the one thing about owning a cat that I'm definite...
11:44 am -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget Google suspends election ads in Washington state
Google has bowed to pressure from Washington state and will no longer run local election advertisements starting from today. Attorney General Bob Ferguson recently accused Google and Facebook -- which...
11:30 am -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget Intel wants to get you excited for PCs with 'Creator' machines
Stylish gaming rigs aren't hard to find today, but with its "Creator PC" initiative, Intel is aiming to inspire hardware makers to develop high-end computers that'll appeal to a wi...
11:17 am -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Sonos built a smarter soundbar
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.We've got several new devices to tell you about this morning, including a new Sonos speaker that will work with AirPlay, Sony's latest rather-capable com...
11:15 am -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget IKEA and Sonos show off their first smart speaker prototype
Nearly six months after IKEA and Sonos announced their plans to "democratize" music together, the partnership has revealed a teaser of the forthcoming SYMFONISK speaker range. However, the a...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget This PC case doubles as a foosball table
Computex is a wonderland of crazy PC mods, and this year is no different. We've seen cases that look like a miniature airplane, to one that resembles an old-fashioned record player. What is argua...
10:45 am -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget The Premier League is coming to UK Amazon Prime
Amazon Prime will show live Premier League matches from 2019 in the UK. The technology giant has bought a football package that will give it exclusive TV -- or in this case, streaming -- rights for 20...
09:35 am -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget Essential rolls out Android P Beta, despite sale rumors
Bloomberg recently reported that Andy Rubin's Essential is in a big enough trouble that the Android founder is considering giving it up for sale. The company didn't confirm if there's t...
08:37 am -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget NASA extends the Juno spacecraft mission for three more years
Good news, space fans: NASA has given the Juno spacecraft the time (and money) it needs to be able to accomplish its missions. The probe, which left our planet in 2011 and reached Jupiter in 2016, was...
07:35 am -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget Zotac cut battery life to make its VR backpack smaller
PC virtual reality means that you are always tethered to a desktop, limiting your motion and how much you can suspend your disbelief. Companies like Zotac, HP and MSI thought the solution was to put t...
06:40 am -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget I wish I could buy Intel's cute little E Ink dual-screen PC
Computex 2018 has been full of surprises. In addition to the usual array of processor news, updated laptops and fresh gaming hardware, we saw companies like ASUS and Lenovo show off intriguing dual-sc...
05:25 am -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget Instagram's curated video hub could launch June 20th
Following a Wall Street Journal report that Instagram will support longer videos of up to an hour in length, TechCrunch has heard it's planning a new hub for pro content. Similar to Facebook'...
03:58 am -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget 'FIFA Mobile' has a playable World Cup of its own
FIFA 18 players have been enjoying their own World Cup mode for a few weeks, but now FIFA Mobile has its own version of the event. From now until August 1st, folks can choose from 32 qualifying nation...
02:52 am -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget Atlanta ransomware attack may cost another $9.5 million to fix
The effects of the ransomware attack against Atlanta's government were much worse than it seemed at first glance. To start, city Information Management head Daphney Rackley revealed at a meeting ...
02:03 am -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget Experimental drone uses AI to spot violence in crowds
Drone-based surveillance still makes many people uncomfortable, but that isn't stopping research into more effective airborne watchdogs. Scientists have developed an experimental drone system th...
01:04 am -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget HTC brings multiplayer VR games to Dave & Busters this month
Playing games in virtual reality can feel kinda anti-social, even when your buddies are in the same room. You're probably locked into a world only you can see properly, and you'll likely be ...
12:19 am -04 - Thu, June 7, 2018
Engadget 'WannaCry hero' faces more federal malware charges
Marcus Hutchins, the cybersecurity researcher credited with helping stop last year's WannaCry virus, is facing four new charges related to malware he allegedly created to steal financial informat...
11:45 pm -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget NBA referees will answer your Game 3 questions on Twitter
The next time an NBA referee makes a call you hate, you can do more about it than screaming at your TV. Some of the basketball league's refs are live-tweeting Game 3 of the finals between the Cl...
10:47 pm -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget Data-stealing router malware bypasses web encryption
A recently discovered strain of router malware appears to be much worse than thought. Cisco Talos has learned that VPNFilter can not only render devices unusable, but can bypass the SSL encryption yo...
10:03 pm -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget Samsung spins out three more startups from its C-Lab incubator
Samsung's C-Lab has nurtured a few dozen creative ideas into fully fledged startups over the last couple of years, and a trio of new companies have just joined the incubator's alumni. Their ...
09:41 pm -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget The 2018 Game Awards will stream live on December 6th
E3 hasn't even started yet, but that isn't stopping The Game Awards from planning its annual ceremony. Geoff Keighley's game industry gala will take place on December 6th at 8:30PM East...
09:18 pm -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget Steam Store will accept anything that's not 'illegal' or 'trolling'
In efforts to police content on Steam, Valve suddenly changed its policy in mid-May and cracked down on on certain visual novels, giving them a week or two to change their content or be removed from t...
09:01 pm -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget Spotify offers advances to indie artists who directly license music
Apple might not be the only streaming music giant eager to cut out the middle managers. Billboard sources claimed that Spotify has offered advance fees to indie artists and managers in exchange for l...
08:37 pm -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget 'Walking Dead: The Final Season' lands on August 14th
Ahead of E3, Telltalle Games released a trailer for The Walking Dead: The Final Season. This game is the final installment in a four-part series based on the popular comic book series. The release dat...
08:12 pm -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget T-Mobile is bringing its long-range LTE to Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico is still recovering from Hurricane Maria several months later, but it should have the benefit of thoroughly modern networks as it returns to health. T-Mobile now plans to roll out its 600M...
07:53 pm -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget Vintage NSA posters remix pop culture as security warnings
Everyone loves a good government-issued propaganda poster for the chutzpah to blend protocol instruction with jingoistic cheer. A new batch of them, declassified in April, were created by the NSA back...
07:32 pm -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget Some questions for the guy selling more than 20,000 films for $1 million
Who does this, who has the time? How did eBay seller Adam "kilamad" Malik manage the stunning feat of collecting some 21,000 rare, out of print, 4K, Blu-ray, HD-DVD, DVD, Laserdisc, VHS and ...
07:15 pm -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget A closer look at Sonos Beam: Smaller, smarter and more connected
Sonos just announced the Beam, a smaller, smarter Playbar. It's all good and well to see it on stage, but what does it sound like? Luckily I just got to spend some time with it to find out -- and...
07:01 pm -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget Amazon return policy abusers sentenced to nearly six years in prison
Three individuals have just received lengthy prison sentences for their involvement in a scam that defrauded Amazon out of $1.2 million. Erin and Leah Finan, a couple living in Indiana, pleaded guilty...
06:45 pm -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget EA just switched 'Skate 3' servers back on
When a developer or publisher kills a game's online services, it's usually an indication that game is in the twilight years of its life. For some games it's a coup de gr&acirc;ce. H...
06:30 pm -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget A day with Sonys versatile RX100 VI point-and-shoot
Without a doubt the most interesting feature on Sony's new flagship pointe-and-shoot RX100 VI is the new zoom lens. That Vario-Sonnar T* 24-200mm f2.8-4.5 glass is much longer than the 24-70mm eq...
06:17 pm -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget Google releases second Android P beta with a ton of new emoji
Announced at Google's I/O event last month, Android P is set to change the way we use our phones in some significant ways. The first beta launched soon after the announcement, showing up for 11 d...
06:05 pm -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget Apple Watch can now be used to monitor Parkinsons symptoms
Apple has added a new API to its ResearchKit framework that will allow apps to monitor Watch users for signs of Parkinson's disease, 9to5Mac reports. The API will be able to track two symptoms as...
05:39 pm -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget Netflix renews controversial '13 Reasons Why' for a third season
Netflix's controversial teen drama 13 Reasons Why is returning for a third season in 2019, even though many believed the second season was unnecessary. For one thing, the first season was based o...
05:20 pm -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget Senator wants Mark Zuckerberg to testify on Huawei data sharing
Mark Zuckerberg could be in for another Senate hearing if Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) has his way. Today, Markey sent a letter to Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) -- chair and ranking m...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget Synthetic blood will keep trauma victims alive for up to 48 hours
Despite numerous advances in emergency medical care over the past decade, humans are still susceptible to bleeding out like Hefty bags filled with vegetable soup. This is especially problematic when p...
04:43 pm -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget Sonos Beam is a smart soundbar with HDMI and AirPlay 2
The wait for Sonos fans is over. That rumored new speaker codenamed "S14" has just been unveiled in San Francisco today, and it's just as we expected (and more). The Sonos Beam (as it&#...
04:18 pm -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget Sonos is adding AirPlay 2 support to its speakers in July
Smart speaker and home audio company Sonos is holding an event in San Francisco today, and the first bit of news is that AirPlay 2 support is coming in July. As previously announced Apple's lates...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget The rise of 'Fortnite' means gaming phones might make sense
When ASUS announced the ROG Phone this week, I thought it was ridiculous. A gaming smartphone with a vapor-chamber cooling system? An external fan just in case the phone runs extra hot? As my colleagu...
03:47 pm -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget All Cadillacs will have autonomous driving features by 2020
Every model Cadillac sells will be available with autonomous features come 2020. The luxury automaker's Super Cruise system for hands-free highway driving will be available across its entire mode...
03:47 pm -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget All Cadillacs will have semi-autonomous driving features by 2020
Every model Cadillac sells will be available with semi-autonomous features come 2020. The luxury automaker's Super Cruise system for hands-free highway driving will be available across its entire...
03:47 pm -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget All Cadillacs will have semi-autonomous features starting in 2020
Every model Cadillac sells will be available with semi-autonomous features starting in 2020. The luxury automaker's Super Cruise system for hands-free highway driving will be available across its...
03:37 pm -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget 'Tetris Effect' is PlayStation's trippy take on the classic puzzle game
If you've been looking for something to whet your appetite after finishing Rez Infinite on PSVR, Sony's got you covered. Tetris Effect is a trippy new project from rhythm game legend Tetsuya...
03:32 pm -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget LED screen shows happy thoughts in your rear window
When I commuted by car every day, I always wanted to build an LED display that would communicate my displeasure with my fellow motorists. My lack of engineering know-how put paid to the idea, but than...
03:11 pm -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget What to expect from E3 2018
The Electronics Entertainment Expo is basically New York Fashion Week for the joystick crowd, five days brimming with an overwhelming number of media briefings and new game announcements. And now, E3 ...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget Alienwares Wireless Headset trades style for 7.1 surround sound
E3 is about to get underway in a few short days, with games and new hardware galore. In the run-up to the event, there's always a few companies jumping ahead of the pack. This year, Alienware is ...
02:53 pm -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget Facebook is paying for news shows as it continues to fight fake news
Today, Facebook announced a new section of the Watch tab devoted exclusively to news programming. The first round of shows available (which are funded by Facebook) will be "On Location" from...
02:46 pm -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget Cambridge Analytica CEO reportedly embezzled $8 million
If you thought the Cambridge Analytica saga was over with the company's shut down and filing for bankruptcy, you were definitely wrong. According to The Financial Times, the company's former...
02:30 pm -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget Parrot's folding 4K drone is ready to take on DJI's Mavic Air
Parrot may have scaled back its drone division and shifted some of its focus toward workers, but that doesn't mean it's downplaying the consumer side of things. If anything, it's rampi...
02:14 pm -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget Vizio's feature-packed P-series 4K TVs go on sale
Vizio set the hearts of AV lovers aflutter earlier this year when it announced its newest lineup of 4K TVs. The almost overwhelmingly-large range features full-array backlighting, vast color spectrums...
02:09 pm -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget Amazon's Echo Look style assistant is now available to all
Today, Amazon announced that the Echo Look is now available to all customers. Previously, the smart style assistant was available by invitation only. The Echo Look has a depth-sensing camera with buil...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget 'Inventory' preserves street clutter with photogrammetry
Most of the time, we barely notice the lamp posts, bollards and road signs around us. They're street clutter that barely registers in our brain as we go about our busy lives. But Oddviz, an art a...
01:51 pm -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget Kitty Hawk's new Flyer looks like a mix of drone and stunt plane
While the Larry Page-backed Kitty Hawk didn't make its goal to sell a flying car by the end of 2017, its newest model is more polished than the octocopter ATV prototype it debuted last April. Whi...
01:40 pm -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget The humble music box gets a 21st century update
Outside of horror movies, music boxes are pretty cool, but their big flaw is that they can only play a few bars of one song. This inflexibility wasn't so much of an issue a century ago, but in th...
01:30 pm -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget The Moto Z3 Play packs a bigger, better screen and full Mod support
It wasn't that long ago that Motorola revealed its new G-series phones, and it's already giving us yet another option to consider. This time, we're looking at the Moto Z3 Play &mdas...
01:21 pm -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget Amazon confirms it'll make 'The Underground Railroad' TV series
Last year, Amazon tapped Oscar-winning writer and Moonlight director Barry Jenkins to adapt the acclaimed alternate-history book The Underground Railroad into a drama series. The tech giant must have ...
01:01 pm -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget LG's Q Stylus phone is a budget Galaxy Note rival
If you're looking for a stylus-equipped smartphone without spending Galaxy Note 8 cash, LG has an answer with the Q Stylus. As the name suggests, it's equipped with a pen for note-taking, sk...
12:39 pm -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget Uber's electric bike-sharing service is launching in Europe
In a continued push to expand beyond traditional taxi rides, Uber has announced plans to roll out its Jump bike rental service to cities in Europe. The company acquired bike-sharing platform Jump just...
12:21 pm -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget Microsofts deep sea data center is now operational
Data centers are hot, noisy and usually inefficiently located. Microsoft's solution? Put them at the bottom of the sea. Following initial prototype testing, the company's years-long Project ...
12:01 pm -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget Tesla teases the Model Y yet again
While Tesla is still working on ramping up Model 3 production, it doesn't sound like its future vehicles' development has fallen by the wayside. The automaker has revealed another shadowy sk...
11:31 am -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget An infrared body scanner told me some hard truths
When you're overweight, you try to avoid buying clothes from fast-fashion retailers that you know won't cater to your size. Hell, even if you aren't too big, stores like H&amp;M don...
10:30 am -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Our sex robot dinner party
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.It's Wednesday. We've survived WWDC and Computex for another day, so it's time to celebrate with new laptops, car subscriptions and sex robots....
09:55 am -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget AMD shows off the world's first 7nm GPU, but it's not for games yet
AMD wasn't content just to unveil its 32-core Threadripper chip today. The company also gave us a glimpse at the Vega 7nm GPU, the first graphics processor to be built on such a small process. It...
09:31 am -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget Instagram will reportedly allow users to upload hour-long videos
The only way you can share videos longer than a minute on Instagram is if you're live streaming, but that could change in the future. According to The Wall Street Journal, the Facebook-owned soci...
08:30 am -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget This mesh WiFi router can track motion to protect your family
Back at CEATEC in October, I came across Origin Wireless and its clever algorithm that can turn any WiFi mesh network into a simple home security plus well-being monitoring system, and that's wit...
07:42 am -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget Bonjour, Alexa: Amazon's Echo finally comes to France
While all my American and UK colleagues have had access to Amazon's Alexa for years, I've been left out of the party here in France. At last, however, folks in the nation (and Monaco) can pa...
07:01 am -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget Lenovo's UFO-like hub brings Dolby audio to conference calls
Business meetings can be dreary at the best of times, but that's made worse by the flakiness of modern technology. Between hard-to-hear remote callers and a lack of consistent file sharing, it c...
06:00 am -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget Windows Collaboration Displays are like DIY Surface Hubs
The Surface Hub family is getting some distant cousins. At Computex today, Microsoft announced Windows Collaboration Displays -- big screen group working devices from other manufacturers. Rather than ...
04:54 am -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget Facebook's on-device data sharing program included Huawei, Lenovo
After a New York Times report highlighted how Facebook provided 60 or so device manufacturers access to user data, today the NYT and Washington Post report that four Chinese manufacturers are on the l...
03:22 am -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget AMD's second-generation Threadripper CPU has up to 32 cores
AMD is once again pushing its processor technology to new heights. During its Computex keynote today, the company revealed that its second-generation Threadripper CPU will feature up to 32 cores and 6...
01:39 am -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget iOS 12 connects AirPods to Apple's built-in hearing aid app
iOS 12 will apparently have a lot more more to offer other than what was announced on stage at Apple's annual developers conference. One of those unannounced features could be a game changer for ...
01:10 am -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget What's on TV: 'Humans,' 'Cloak & Dagger' and 'Sense8'
Sense8 fans asked for it, and this week the series finale comes to Netflix along with a season season of UK detective show Marcella. Tonight we also have the season premiere of AMC's droid series...
12:03 am -04 - Wed, June 6, 2018
Engadget MIT algorithm ensures drones get the freshest data possible
Consider a group of drones that have to constantly exchange information on their position in order to avoid colliding with one another. Or a smart car that needs up-to-the-millisecond sensor data to a...
10:49 pm -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget Hot Wheels' GoPro toy car captures sweet shots of your lil' stunts
How much do you love Hot Wheels? So much that you spend your days wishing you could ride that loop-the-loop yourself? Probably not, but Mattel has your back regardless. It just trotted out a Hot Wheel...
09:55 pm -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget Amazon goes all-in on Jordan Peele's TV shows
Amazon has signed a deal with Jordan Peele, the New York Times reports, that, going forward, will give the company a first look at any new TV series coming out of Peele's Monkeypaw Productions co...
09:24 pm -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget MyHeritage admits 92 million user email addresses were leaked
MyHeritage is the latest company to suffer a security breach after a researcher found a file containing email addresses and hashed passwords for more than 92 million users. The researcher alerted MyHe...
08:53 pm -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget 'Dark Souls' and anime merge in 'Code Vein' on September 28th
If you've been aching for Dark Souls-style combat but want everything through an anime lens, Bandai Namco's action RPG Code Vein will arrive on PC and consoles on September 28th. The game wa...
08:22 pm -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget Firefox has a new side-by-side tab feature for multitaskers
Firefox is jazzing things up with a couple of new test features that should embolden multitaskers and those who like to tinker with aesthetics. Side View lets you view a pair of tabs side-by-side with...
07:51 pm -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget Mercedes-Benz car subscriptions will start at $1,095 per month
It seems like everyone has a car subscription service, with automakers like BMW, Volvo, Lincoln, Lexus and Mercedes offering up their vehicles Netflix-style. While we knew that Mercedes' plan was...
07:30 pm -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget Apple's HomePod in stereo: When two become one
Apple was late releasing the HomePod. And even though the company took a few extra months to finish things up, it shipped without two key features: multi-room audio and stereo pairing. Without those, ...
07:16 pm -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget Spotify's FCC registration hints that hardware is on the way
Spotify just made it clear that its hardware plans are more than a passing fancy. The streaming music mainstay has registered with the FCC, giving it a grantee code (2AP3D if you're curious) and ...
07:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget What you need to know about Apples war on digital fingerprinting
Most everyone is aware of how tracking cookies work (or if you're not, you should be). They're little pieces of data added to your browser that track your behavior on the web. Usually, you n...
06:48 pm -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget Google's Project Fi lets you add younger kids to your family plan
Google added family plans to Project Fi a long time ago, but it wasn't really built for the younger children in your family. The company is fixing that today -- you can now add kids under 13 to ...
06:27 pm -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget Persona, God of War named among years best concept art
While the E3 show floor might be a loud, raucous place where game publishers flaunt their vast wealth with gigantic booths, the show's Into the Pixel event is something altogether different. It&#...
06:06 pm -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget AI can transfer human facial movements from one video to another
Researchers have taken another step towards realistic, synthesized video. The team, made up of scientists in Germany, France, the UK and the US, used AI to transfer the head poses, facial expressions,...
05:45 pm -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget Lyft, United Way offer free rides for non-urgent appointments
Lyft committed to providing more free trips for non-medical purposes in May, and now it's clearer as to what that entails. The ridesharing firm has partnered with United Way to offer free rides f...
05:28 pm -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget Samsungs Chromebook Plus can run some Linux apps
If you've been hankering to play Minecraft on your Chromebook Plus, you now might be able to without a full Linux installation. At Google's I/O developer conference last month, the company s...
05:11 pm -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget 'Destiny 2' lives on with 'Forsaken' this September
Destiny 2 is facing its Taken King moment: it's starting its second year with doubts about its future and players looking for a major rethink of the game mechanics. Thankfully, that appears to b...
05:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget Facebook's experimental feature lets you Lip Sync Battle your friends
Rockstar wannabes, listen up: Facebook has started testing a new feature that lets you lip sync to songs -- live. Unlike other lip syncing apps wherein you'd have to upload a recorded video, the ...
04:44 pm -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget Orange is the New Black season six will debut July 27th
Netflix announced today that Orange is the New Black will return for its sixth season on July 27th. In a teaser for the season, which you can watch below, we see Litchfield Penitentiary in a state of ...
04:30 pm -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget Watch Intel's Computex keynote in under nine minutes
Intel had a surprising amount of news in store for Computex. The chip giant announced the special edition 8086K processor, which is its first desktop chip to reach 5GHz boost speed. It also formed a n...
04:15 pm -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget DHS will use facial recognition to scan travelers at the border
Last year, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) put out a notice, saying it was looking for a facial recognition system that could work with images taken of people inside their cars. The idea was...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget Patreon promises a simple solution for selling merch
If you've ever supported a Patreon campaign with merch on offer, you know how painful delivering that merch can be for everyone involved. The creator may have to suffer through hours of mailing ...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget Apple's digital wellness features don't go far enough
Apple's digital wellness initiative might be well intended, but it doesn't go far enough to combat screen addiction. Sure, the announcement of grouped notifications to reduce lock-screen clu...
03:39 pm -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget Valve adds more flexibility to 'Dota 2' pro competitions
The world of eSports is growing at a rapid pace. Games like League of Legends and CS:GO are becoming more mainstream by the day. While Dota 2 holds the record for the highest total eSports prize money...
03:24 pm -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget A closer look at Sony's RX100 VI
As far as compact cameras go, there's no question that Sony's RX100 series has been the one to beat since its debut in 2012. But the company isn't resting on its laurels. With the RX100...
02:44 pm -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget iOS 12 will support Face ID for two people
Ever since the iPhone X arrived, Face ID has only ever supported one person -- unlike Touch ID, there was no way to register someone else you trust with your device. That won't be a problem with...
02:30 pm -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget The truth about sex robots: Panic, pleasure and a candlelit dinner
Dr. Oz isn't happy about the future of sex.The day I'm scheduled to appear on his show, the television physician and Oprah protege has assembled a cast of victims and villains that includes ...
02:27 pm -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget Sony's RX100 VI compact hides a ridiculous zoom lens
Sony has unveiled the RX100 VI 20.1-megapixel premium compact camera with a new telephoto lens that will make it a lot more interesting for travel photography. Rather than the Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 24-70...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget Nintendo's 'Mario Tennis Aces' combines charm with surprising depth
Before Mario Tennis Aces appears in stores and on your Switch, Nintendo offered up a weekend of tournament play to whet appetites and convince you to preorder its first in-house sport title for the Sw...
01:44 pm -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget Prototype electric plane crash kills two pilots
An electric plane powered by Siemens has crashed in southern Hungary, killing both pilots aboard, according to Siemens and local reports. The Magnus eFusion aircraft was flown as part of an inaugurati...
01:30 pm -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget How the new ZenBook Pro compares to the MacBook Pro
With its thin build, UHD screen and new ScreenPad, ASUS' latest ZenBook Pro is firmly aimed at creative professionals. Of course, it'll have to contend with Apple's own Pro machine and ...
01:15 pm -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget Google's Lens AI camera is now a standalone app
Google has made good on its promise to release a standalone Lens app in the Play Store. The feature is already integrated on most Android phones, and the app doesn't come with any new features, s...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget 3Doodler's latest pen promises jam-free 3D printing
As sophisticated as consumer-level 3D printing has become, it still has occasional trouble nailing the basics. Printers still tend to jam, and a model that really likes one kind of plastic may balk a...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget The trackpad-touchscreen laptop is back, but I'm not sure why
ASUS' new ZenBook Pro has launched with one big new standout feature: a touchscreen in place of the traditional laptop trackpad. The ScreenPad uses a Windows Precision Touchpad floating over a 5....
12:46 pm -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget App Store's updated rules could help make iOS Steam Link happen
Apple blocked Steam Link's launch on iOS to protect its business: Valve's app reportedly broke App Store guidelines surrounding in-app purchases. Those generate serious money for the tech gi...
12:30 pm -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget Here's everything ASUS unveiled at Computex 2018
It's been a busy start of Computex 2018 for ASUS. The company kicked off the show with its annual launch event, and unveiled a bunch of intriguing new devices. Between the concept dual-screen AI-...
12:16 pm -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget LG's first 4K projector will be available in the US this week
CineBeam, the compact-but-powerful laser projector LG debuted at CES 2018, will be available for purchase at retailers in the US this week. It's the brand's first 4K projector ever, and it&#...
12:01 pm -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget Donald Trump really wants to be allowed to block people on Twitter
If there's one thing President Donald Trump has made clear during his time in office so far, it's that he's a big fan of Twitter. And that includes -- as recent legal battles demonstrat...
11:39 am -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget iOS 12 makes closing apps on your iPhone X a lot simpler
WWDC is in full swing and Apple has already announced a number of new updates for both iOS and macOS. On the iPhone, iOS 12 will make notifications easier to ignore and attempt to curtail phone addict...
11:20 am -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget MSI's latest Prestige notebook is lightweight but powerful
MSI's laptops aren't just all play, no work. Though best known for its gaming laptops, MSI also revealed a more sedate, but still well-equipped model, the 14-inch Prestige PS42. It packs dec...
11:01 am -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget Washington state sues Google and Facebook over political ad records
The state of Washington is suing Facebook and Google over their failure to provide records on political ad buyers. Local law requires that advertisers collect and store a variety of information on pol...
10:40 am -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: iOS 12 is unveiled
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.It's time. Over the last 24 hours, we've been flooded by news coming out of Apple's WWDC and the Computex trade show in Asia. Here are the highlight...
10:20 am -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget Tim Cook says Apple has never received user data from Facebook
Facebook was once again under the privacy spotlight yesterday, when the New York Times published a report suggesting the company had given at least 60 device makers access to sensitive user data. Tim ...
09:40 am -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget Lenovo's 'all-screen' smartphone is a lie
After ramping up the hype for the Z5, Lenovo revealed the goods, and they weren't as advertised. Its new flagship phone, teased since May, landed with a bit of a chin at the base -- and a notch a...
09:15 am -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget ASUS' Zen AiO Pro swivels on its screen hinge
ASUS is making a big deal of helping "unleash your creative power" with its Computex 2018 announcements, and while all eyes may be on the ZenBook Pro 15's new Screenpad, there are other...
08:29 am -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget Netflix is working on a song-inspired Dolly Parton series
Dolly Parton is heading to Netflix, with the streaming giant announcing today that the singer will produce and star in an upcoming anthology series. Each of the show's eight episodes will be base...
07:13 am -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget Intel will launch a 28-core 5GHz CPU by the end of the year
Intel's 18-core i9 CPU is still impressive, but that's last year's news. Today at Computex, Intel SVP Gregory Bryant demoed a 28-core processor running at 5GHz. It's the first time...
06:35 am -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget Lenovo's new Yoga Book actually has dual screens
ASUS may be turning heads with its concept dual-screen laptop here at Computex 2018, but let's not forget that other companies have tried similar things before. (ZTE's Axon M, anyone?) Lenov...
06:24 am -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget Intel and Sprint team up to sell 5G PCs in 2019
It won't be long until 5G-equipped computers are more than just tradeshow demos. At Computex today, Intel announced that it's partnered with Sprint to sell 5G PCs in its stores next year. Th...
06:15 am -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget Intel's special edition 8086K CPU can reach 5GHz
Intel is counting down to its 50th anniversary on July 18th, and to celebrate the company has a milestone announcement for Computex: The special edition Core i7 8086K CPU, its first to reach 5GHz in b...
06:15 am -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget Intel aims to fix battery woes with low power LCD tech
Running out of juice continues to be one of the biggest frustrations of our generation, and the tech industry keeps trying to come up with ways to extend battery life. Intel's latest solution is ...
04:30 am -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget ASUS new ZenBook S is thin, light and rugged
ASUS has announced the ZenBook S (UX391), a 13.3-inch ultraportable that is designed to be tougher than your average laptop. Built to military specifications, the company claims that the S has proved ...
04:22 am -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget ASUS' Project Precog is a dual-screen AI-powered concept PC
ASUS always has a few surprises in store at Computex, and this year was no different. During its keynote today, ASUS unveiled its Project Precog concept computer, a dual-screen PC with "AI" ...
04:00 am -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget ASUS stuffed a screen into the ZenBook Pro 15's touchpad
Remember Razer's Switchblade UI? Remember Windows SideShow? If you ever dreamt of a computer with its own secondary display, then ASUS' New ZenBook Pro is the device for you. In place of a t...
03:53 am -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget ASUS adds a dash of color to its upgraded midrange VivoBooks
ASUS' midrange VivoBooks may not be as sexy as its ZenBooks, but they're still pretty solid laptops in their own right. This year's crop continues to provide meaty features at an afford...
03:45 am -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget ASUS VivoWatch BP keeps track of your blood pressure and location
ASUS may well have pulled out of the Android smartwatch market after its ZenWatch 3, but it's actually not quite done yet with wearables. At Computex, the company made a little surprise by unveil...
03:45 am -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget ASUS VivoWatch BP keeps track of your location and blood pressure
ASUS might have pulled out of the Android smartwatch race after the ZenWatch 3, but it's not quite done yet with wearables. At Computex, the company surprised many by unveiling the VivoWatch BP, ...
03:38 am -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget iOS 12 tests Restricted mode that locks USB access after an hour
In recent beta releases of iOS 11, Apple added a feature that disables device's ability to connect to accessories over USB after the phone has been locked for a period of time. In May, the lockou...
02:30 am -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget Sprint will give free data to Snapdragon PCs
It's official. Sprint is definitely giving away free unlimited LTE data through 2018 to those who use laptops packing Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor. We first learned of this last month...
02:30 am -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget Samsung is making a Snapdragon-powered PC
Samsung is the latest device manufacturer to take a chance on Snapdragon-powered PCs, joining the ranks of HP, ASUS and Lenovo. In addition to its new Snapdragon 850 chipset, Qualcomm announced today ...
02:30 am -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget The Snapdragon 850 is Qualcomm's first chip built for Windows PCs
Qualcomm has developed a hobby. It's been building specialized chips for the Internet of Things and VR headsets lately, in addition to its smartphone-focused and wearable products. Today at Compu...
12:49 am -04 - Tue, June 5, 2018
Engadget DirecTV Now's cloud DVR comes to Roku devices
It didn't take long for AT&amp;T to fulfill its promise of spreading DirecTV Now's cloud DVR to more devices. The TV provider has launched its reworked app on Roku-based players and smar...
11:42 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget Researchers power tiny medical implant from over 100 feet away
Researchers at MIT are working on tiny implantable devices that can communicate and be powered wirelessly. In the future, they could be used to deliver drugs, treat disease or monitor conditions from ...
10:56 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget Senators want to know how Facebook shares data with device makers
If you're concerned that Facebook may have shared more of your data with device makers than you were comfortable with, you're not alone. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Ed Markey have sent ...
10:15 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget The secret lives of Apple developers
Apple used its strongest Attenborough voice to poke a little fun at its 2018 WWDC attendees on Monday. The keynote's opening video called back to last year's mega-hit BBC documentary series ...
09:58 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget 'Red Dead Redemption 2' has a fancy special edition without the game
Red Dead Redemption 2 is slated to be one of this fall's biggest games. So much so that franchises that typically are released in November are getting bumped to October, in advance of RDR 2'...
09:30 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget WWDC 2018: The biggest new features from Apple
Apple may not have talked hardware at all during its WWDC 2018 keynote -- but that didn't stop the presentation from running for well over two hours. All four of Apple's platforms (iOS, watc...
09:19 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget Ticketfly hacker stole more than 26 million email and home addresses
A hacker has leaked personal information for more than 26 million Ticketfly users after last week's data breach. That's according to Troy Hunt, the founder of Have I Been Pwned, which lets y...
08:42 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget The original Apple Watch won't get watchOS 5's fancy new features
Heads-up if you own an original Apple Watch: your wristwear is officially obsolete. Apple has confirmed that watchOS 5 will drop support for the first-generation Watch and will require at least a Ser...
08:37 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget Gmail's major redesign will be available to all in July
Google made it clear from the outset that it was merely matter of time before the new Gmail design reached everyone, and now we know when that's happening. The internet giant has promised "g...
08:16 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget More iOS apps are on the way to help with your health regimen
At the end of March, Apple announced a new feature coming alongside iOS 11.3, Health Records, which gave users access to their medical data and allowed them to share it with a running tally of hospita...
08:05 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget SpaceX won't take tourists around the moon this year
In February of 2017, SpaceX announced that it would send two private citizens around the moon by this year. While the two individuals paid a "significant" deposit, their trip is apparently p...
07:44 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget 'Rocket League's' next add-on is a 'Jurassic World' crossover
The Rocket League team is keeping up its recent habit of releasing add-ons themed around pop culture icons. It's launching a Jurassic World car pack on June 18th that -- surprise -- includes Jee...
07:15 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget Apple will bring iOS apps to the Mac
Apple is bridging iOS and macOS with a new breed of apps that work across both platforms. Sort of. At WWDC, Apple unveiled a suite of new Mac apps including News, Stocks, Home and Voice Memos. Craig F...
07:10 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget Is Apple merging iOS and macOS?
MacBooks and iPhones. Together. On the same operating system. No....
07:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget The new Mac App Store is inspired by iOS
Apple has revealed a redesigned Mac App Store at WWDC 2018, which takes clear design cues from the iOS version of the shop. You'll notice right away that it now looks a lot like the one on your i...
06:59 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget Apple TVs zero sign-on ends frustrating pay-TV logins
It was 18 months ago that Apple brought the single sign-on feature to the Apple TV, the idea being you only have to enter your info once, rather than logging into supported apps individually. Today at...
06:53 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget macOS Mojave's dark mode makes late-night computing less painful
The leaks were on the ball: macOS Mojave will include a dark mode. While the existing operating system already lets you darken the menu bar and dock, Mojave will extend that to the entire interface, w...
06:49 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget Apple TV adds Atmos audio as it tries to kill the cable box
When Apple introduced 4K and HDR for its Apple TV box, it automatically upgraded items in owner's libraries to better-looking versions. Now at WWDC the company announced Dolby Atmos audio support...
06:45 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget macOS Mojave adds dark mode and improved organization options
It wouldn't be WWDC if Apple didn't give an update on the future of macOS, the company's oldest computing platform. Senior VP of software engineering and Unofficial Apple Dad Craig Fede...
06:30 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget Hey Siri is purely optional in watchOS 5
Why do you need to say Siri when you've already got your Apple Watch hovering right in front of your face? Soon, you won't have to. WatchOS 5 will drop the need for you to vocally summon Sir...
06:29 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget Apple Watch will put a Walkie Talkie on your wrist
The latest Apple Watch version includes an optional LTE connection. That lets you make or receive phone calls, use Messages and other network-enabled features when not in WiFi range. Now Apple will le...
06:25 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget Apple's Podcasts app is coming to watchOS
If you love Serial or This American Life, good news: Apple is bringing its homegrown podcasts app to watchOS. That means if you're cycling, or out on a run, you can stay safe and control everythi...
06:20 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget Apple watchOS 5 focuses on fitness and Siri
The Apple Watch is about to get another big tune-up, and it won't surprise you to hear that the focus is on fitness. Apple has unveiled watchOS 5, and there's a slew of updates for more comp...
06:18 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget Apple watchOS 5 will automatically detect your workouts
Apple introduced HealthKit during its WWDC 2014 keynote and since then the company has continued to add more health-focused tools to its devices. The release of iOS 11.3, for example, brought along th...
06:14 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget Apple is fixing iOS notifications
Apple is finally trying to fix notifications. As part of an overhaul to Do Not Disturb mode, now notifications will be grouped together and can be pushed away with a single swipe. You can delay notifi...
06:07 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget Apple's FaceTime offers group chats for up to 32 people
During its rundown of updates for iOS at WWDC, Apple revealed that FaceTime will soon support group video calls. But that's not the best part. Inside those group chats, the app will allow you to ...
06:04 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget iOS 12 will help you fight your phone addiction
Apple is making good on its promise to fight iPhone addiction. It's introducing a suite of features in iOS 12 that curb the deluge of notifications and alerts that keep you hooked. To start, it&#...
06:03 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget iOS 12 lets parents limit kids screen time
Amid attention that kids are spending more and more time on screens, cutely termed "smartphone addiction, Apple made parental controls a priority this year. In March, the company launched a websi...
05:58 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget Lego is basically building AR Sims for its playsets
Lego is infusing its bricks with digital magic in a series of new augmented reality experiences using Apple's updated ARKit 2. The Lego AR experiences, due out later this year, combine real-world...
05:57 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget Apple lets you create your own personalized Animoji
Animoji were a surprisingly fun part of the iPhone X experience, and Apple just stepped things up significantly with the announcement of Memoji. As you might expect, this lets users create their own A...
05:52 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget iBooks reading app has been renamed Apple Books in iOS 12
Apple's iBooks app may not have buried the Kindle, but it's still one of the most prominent digital bookstores out there. Today at WWDC, Apple announced a total redesign of iBooks, complete ...
05:51 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget Apple CarPlay will add Google Maps and Waze support with iOS 12
Other than a few small updates over the years, Apple's CarPlay infotainment system hasn't changed much. Fortunately, for fans of plugging their iPhone into their cars, CarPlay is getting the...
05:43 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget Apple improves Photo search and sharing in iOS 12
Since our smartphones are now the main way we document the world, it's important that all those photos of your world are easy to find. At WWDC Apple unveiled upgraded and new features coming to t...
05:39 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget Apple's Shortcuts app lets Siri do everything
It's no secret that Apple's virtual assistant, Siri, doesn't have the best reputation -- especially when you compare it to Google's incredibly smart counterpart. But, the company h...
05:33 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget Apples augmented reality is shared and persistent
Apple has been flirting with augmented reality for a bit. Now, the company is ready to take it to the next level. ARKit 2.0 is just that. Apple even tapped Pixar for a special file format, USDZ. Cuper...
05:31 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget Apple, Pixar and Adobe back a standardized AR file format
Apple announced at the WWDC 2018 keynote in San Jose on Monday that sharing AR files across will be much easier under iOS12 thanks to a new file format the company has developed in conjunction with Pi...
05:15 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget Apples iOS 12 improves performance, even on your old iPhone
As expected from Apple's developer-focused showcase here at WWDC, here's your first glimpse of iOS 12. Previewing what's headed to your iPhone (and iPad) later this year, it might not l...
04:41 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget Live from WWDC 2018!
Hello there! You must be really excited about Apple's annual developer conference, because you've arrived a little early. The company kicks off WWDC on Monday in typical fashion: with a live...
04:40 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget GM settles with motorcyclist over accident with self-driving Bolt
Earlier this year, Oscar Nilsson sued GM over an accident involving one of the company's self-driving Chevy Bolts. In December, according to Nilsson, the Bolt began changing lanes but then sudden...
04:12 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget Tesla has reportedly refunded nearly a quarter of US Model 3 pre-orders
Tesla raked in hundreds of thousands of pre-orders for its Model 3 after it unveiled the vehicle in 2016, but a report from analytics firm Second Measure shows that a good chunk of US pre-orders have ...
03:44 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget Fitbit shipped 1 million Versa smartwatches in six weeks
The Ionic didn't do much to turn around Fitbit's ailing fortunes, but the Versa is faring decidedly better. Fitbit has revealed that it has shipped "more than" 1 million Versa sma...
03:20 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget This guy attached a telephoto lens to his Game Boy Camera
Nintendo launched the wonderfully weird Game Boy Camera for its beloved handheld console in the late 1990s. It attached like a cartridge and allowed people to capture, edit and, if you had the compani...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget Marc Jacobs is (un)fashionably late with its first touchscreen watch
At this point in the smartwatch game, it's hard to get excited about yet another Android Wear, sorry, Wear OS, device. But that's not stopping Marc Jacobs from showing up fashionably late to...
02:49 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget How to watch Apple's WWDC keynote
It's already that time of year again: WWDC, Apple's annual developer conference. You can peep it live, as it happens, right here from wherever you are at 1PM Eastern/10AM Pacific. New this y...
02:28 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget Microsoft discounts the Xbox One X for its E3 week sale
Microsoft is cutting the price of the 4K-friendly Xbox One X for the first time in what the company is calling its biggest Xbox sale of the year. All Xbox One models are dropping by $50, so the Xbox O...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget FIFA 18 let me live out my World Cup fantasies
It took a few tries, but I was finally able to lift the World Cup trophy with my beloved Mexico in FIFA 18. It wasn't an easy feat, either; I had to get past football superpower Germany in the fi...
01:43 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget It's the beginning of the end for 'Evolve'
When Turtle Rock Studios made asymmetrical shooter Evolve free-to-play, it looked like the game had found its second wind. Player numbers grew dramatically, extra maps and overhauled skill sets were i...
01:12 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget Microsoft confirms it's buying GitHub for $7.5 billion
The rumors are true: Microsoft is buying GitHub, the online, open-source repository for code, for $7.5 billion in stock. "Microsoft is a developer-first company, and by joining forces with GitHub...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget Fox Sports' World Cup highlight machine is powered by IBM's Watson
We're only ten days away from the start of the FIFA World Cup 2018. And for soccer (er, football) fans in the US, Fox Sports will be the TV network responsible for bringing them all 64 games from...
11:30 am -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget ASUS slims the bezels on its ROG Strix II gaming laptops
Just as we expected, ASUS is keeping up with the gaming laptop competition with its new ROG Strix II gaming laptops. Available in two models, "Hero" and "Scar," the Strix II machin...
11:10 am -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget ASUS ROG's ridiculously high-spec gaming phone was made for 'PUBG'
Thanks to the likes of PUBG and Fortnite arriving on mobile, gaming smartphones seem like a no-brainer for brands that want to break into the crowded smartphone world, with the Razer Phone setting the...
10:32 am -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Apple's WWDC starts today!
Good morning there! Apple's big developer showcase starts later today. We're there, and we'll be liveblogging along with it right here. We also handle RED's first smartphone, argue...
09:20 am -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget BBC iPlayer now hosts all post-revival 'Doctor Who' episodes
Whovians, rejoice: every 'modern' episode of Doctor Who is back on iPlayer. (At least for Brits, anyway.) All of the adventures starring Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Mat Smith and P...
08:11 am -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget Report: Facebook gave Apple, Samsung broad access to user data
Facebook may have violated a 2011 FTC consent degree by giving Apple, Samsung, BlackBerry and other device makers detailed access to user data, according to the New York Times. The social network stru...
07:23 am -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget Google Photos' web version now behaves like a native app
Not everyone can justify downloading the Google Photos app on their phone, and that just hasn't been an option on computers. Now, however, you don't have to think about that choice: users h...
06:57 am -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget NVIDIA wants to power intelligent robots with Jetson Xavier
NVIDIA is hoping to play a bigger role in the future of robotics with its Isaac platform, powered by the new Jetson Xavier system-on-a-chip. If that name sounds familiar, it's because it's r...
05:01 am -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget Car makers used software to raise spare parts prices
Ever had the nagging suspicion that your car's manufacturer was charging outrageous prices for parts simply because it could? Software might be to blame. Reuters has obtained documents from a law...
03:05 am -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget First 'State of Decay 2' patch is as large as the game itself
If you have State of Decay 2 but haven't fired it up in a while, you'll have to be... patient. Undead Labs has released its first patch for the zombie-slaying title, and it's a whoppin...
01:33 am -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget Square Enix has stopped working on 'Go' mobile games
In many ways, Square Enix' Go titles were textbook examples of how to make good mobile games: for a little cash up front, you'd receive a truly mobile-friendly experience that felt like it r...
12:04 am -04 - Mon, June 4, 2018
Engadget Google incubator's New York City subway app offers Waze-like alerts
Crowdsourced navigation apps like Waze are helpful for avoiding the real-world hazards that conventional apps don't mention. But what if you use mass transit -- why can't you get alerts tha...
10:32 pm -04 - Sun, June 3, 2018
Engadget Apple Music's web player now streams whole songs
To date, playing full songs on Apple Music has meant firing up iTunes or the mobile app. You could listen to samples on the web, but that wasn't much different than playing iTunes Store clips yea...
08:58 pm -04 - Sun, June 3, 2018
Engadget Outgoing Missouri governor signs revenge porn law
Missouri governor Eric Greitens quit his position on Friday, but he approved 77 new laws before he officially left the building. One of those criminalizes "nonconsensual dissemination of private ...
07:31 pm -04 - Sun, June 3, 2018
Engadget Xbox One may work with Alexa and Google Assistant
You can already use Cortana if you want to command an Xbox One with your voice, but that's not very practical now that Kinect is no longer an option for the console. Microsoft may have a simple ...
05:59 pm -04 - Sun, June 3, 2018
Engadget Turkey's president says Uber is 'over'
You might not want to count on hailing an Uber car in Istanbul any time soon. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed at a Ramadan dinner that the ridesharing outfit's business is &qu...
04:30 pm -04 - Sun, June 3, 2018
Engadget We're liveblogging Apple's WWDC 2018 event tomorrow at 10AM PT
Oh, hey! Did you enjoy this short holiday work week? Having a relaxing weekend? Good -- because things are about to get busy. First thing tomorrow, Apple kicks off its annual developer conference, and...
03:00 pm -04 - Sun, June 3, 2018
Engadget After Math: You get what you pay for
It's been yet another sterling week for late-stage capitalism. Amazon is doing its best to ensure you never leave your house again, ASUS debuted a 20-core bitcoin miner, and Uganda is now chargin...
01:30 pm -04 - Sun, June 3, 2018
Engadget The best extension cords
By Mark SmirniotisThis 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...
12:00 pm -04 - Sun, June 3, 2018
Engadget Ben Heck's Yobo NES portable
Every console should be portable, even the replicated ones. This is why Ben is taking apart a "Yobo NES" and designing an enclosure to see how small he can make it and still be able to play ...
08:41 am -04 - Sun, June 3, 2018
Engadget Microsoft has discussed buying code giant GitHub
GitHub is practically a household name among developers looking to store, share and discuss code, but it's not in a great position when it's floundering in a bid to replace its outgoing CEO....
08:41 am -04 - Sun, June 3, 2018
Engadget Microsoft has discussed buying code giant GitHub (updated)
GitHub is practically a household name among developers looking to store, share and discuss code, but it's not in a great position when it's floundering in a bid to replace its outgoing CEO....
03:10 am -04 - Sun, June 3, 2018
Engadget Fiat Chrysler will launch over 30 EVs and hybrids by 2022
Fiat Chrysler isn't exactly the first name that comes to mind when you think of electric cars. Where Ford, Volkswagen and other brands are basing their long-term roadmaps around EVs, Fiat Chrysle...
12:50 am -04 - Sun, June 3, 2018
Engadget A closer look at RED's audacious Hydrogen One phone
In a van sitting between the high school from Pretty Little Liars and the Stars Hollow gazebo from Gilmore Girls, RED founder Jim Jannard takes out his smartphone &mdash; the Hydrogen One &mda...
12:04 am -04 - Sun, June 3, 2018
Engadget Google quietly killed its Android tablet web page
Next time you visit Google's official Android website, you might notice a tiny but important change. The tablet section, which used to occupy the space between "wear" and "TV"...
12:04 am -04 - Sun, June 3, 2018
Engadget Google quietly killed its Android tablet web page (update: it's back)
Next time you visit Google's official Android website, you might notice a tiny but important change. The tablet section, which used to occupy the space between "wear" and "TV"...
10:33 pm -04 - Sat, June 2, 2018
Engadget Trump nominates Geoffrey Starks as FCC Commissioner
It's now clear who will (likely) take FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn's seat now that she's stepping down. President Trump has signaled his intent to nominate Geoffrey Starks to fulfil...
09:01 pm -04 - Sat, June 2, 2018
Engadget Spotify hip-hop programming head leaves for YouTube
YouTube's latest streaming music initiative may be off to a rough start, but it's determined to step up its game. The service has confirmed months-long rumors that it hired Spotify's h...
07:29 pm -04 - Sat, June 2, 2018
Engadget Denver Uber driver kills passenger in alleged self-defense incident
An Uber driver in Denver has been arrested for an investigation into first-degree murder charges after he killed his passenger in the early morning on June 1st. Michael Hancock told a witness that he...
06:02 pm -04 - Sat, June 2, 2018
Engadget macOS leak hints at dark mode and desktop News app
Apple has inadvertently spoiled some of WWDC 2018's mysteries in advance. Well-known developer Steve Troughton-Smith has spotted a hidden video on the Mac App Store showing off what looks like a...
04:30 pm -04 - Sat, June 2, 2018
Engadget Recommended Reading: An NBA exec and some mysterious Twitter accounts
The curious case of Bryan Colangelo and the secret Twitter accountBen Detrick,The RingerEven though he won't admit it, one of the NBA's biggest stars, Kevin Durant, almost certainly used a b...
02:58 pm -04 - Sat, June 2, 2018
Engadget Apple approves first Telegram update since Russia ban
Apple has finally rolled out the latest version of Telegram on the App Store, a day after company chief Pavel Durov said that the tech giant has been blocking its updates since April. Telegram version...
02:15 pm -04 - Sat, June 2, 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, it's time to prepare for WWDC and Computex, plus we go for a ride in Chrysler's hyb...
01:30 pm -04 - Sat, June 2, 2018
Engadget PS4's 'Detroit' doesn't take place in the Motor City I know
When Sony debuted Detroit: Become Human at E3 two years ago, writer-director David Cage said he and his team were taking great care to respect Motown's heritage, its people and what they've ...
08:14 am -04 - Sat, June 2, 2018
Engadget 'PES 2019' loses Borussia Dortmund ahead of launch
Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer series can't catch a break. It's been second fiddle to EA's FIFA series for years, and with news that another team has ended its licensing agreement w...
03:47 am -04 - Sat, June 2, 2018
Engadget 2018 Bugatti Chiron Lego Technic kit is amazingly detailed
By Joel StocksdaleLego has finally followed up its amazing Porsche 911 GT3 Technic kit with a kit that's arguably more amazing, and certainly has more pieces. It's the 2018 Bugatti Chiron, a...
02:27 am -04 - Sat, June 2, 2018
Engadget Fitness app PumpUp left users' personal data exposed on server
While it's not at the catastrophic level of MyFitnessPal's 150 million-user data breach , the company behind the workout app PumpUp left information for 6 million of its members exposed. The...
01:49 am -04 - Sat, June 2, 2018
Engadget China's NetEase invests $100 million in Bungie to make new games
Bungie, the studio behind hits like Halo, Myth and Destiny, has announced a new deal with Chinese online gaming company NetEase to "build new worlds and invite players, new and old, to join us th...
12:29 am -04 - Sat, June 2, 2018
Engadget EPA scientific advisory board to review agency's recent rollbacks
This week, the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) met to discuss some of the changes the agency has proposed under Administrator Scott Pruitt. And ultimately,...
10:53 pm -04 - Fri, June 1, 2018
Engadget Lyft is reportedly close to buying the company behind Citi Bike
Lyft might not sit idle while Uber leaps into the bike sharing space. The Information sources have claimed that Lyft is close to acquiring Motivate, the bike sharing behemoth responsible for New York...
09:34 pm -04 - Fri, June 1, 2018
Engadget Samsung will reportedly debut its next Galaxy Note August 9th
Samsung plans to unveil its next Galaxy Note smartphone on August 9th and it will have an upgraded camera, sources told Bloomberg. The device will look similar to its predecessor, which came out last ...
09:03 pm -04 - Fri, June 1, 2018
Engadget macOS update delivers Messages in iCloud
Don't panic, Mac users -- just because Apple only released iOS 11.4 at first doesn't mean it has forgotten about you. The company has posted a macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 update that supports ...
08:31 pm -04 - Fri, June 1, 2018
Engadget Instagram explains how it pieces together the feed we love to hate
Instagram sat down with some reporters today to explain its algorithm and dispel some myths that persist about its app, TechCrunch reports. It turns out that the three factors that largely determine h...
08:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 1, 2018
Engadget It's too easy to trick your Echo into spying on you
The main reason most people get an Amazon Echo, with its onboard AI servant Alexa, is convenience. But, after a family in Oregon found out Alexa recorded at least one private conversation and sent it ...
07:33 pm -04 - Fri, June 1, 2018
Engadget Google reportedly wont renew its controversial military AI contract
The controversial government contract that led thousands of Google employees to sign a petition in opposition and dozens to quit in protest will not be renewed, Gizmodo reports. Project Maven has been...
07:04 pm -04 - Fri, June 1, 2018
Engadget Ticketfly says user data was compromised in recent hack
After it temporarily shut down its site Thursday, Ticketfly has confirmed it was hacked, and that the attackers compromised some client (i.e. venue) and customer data. The extent of the hack, and the ...
06:31 pm -04 - Fri, June 1, 2018
Engadget Leaked Motorola One Power may borrow heavily from the iPhone X
Remember how an earlier leak suggested Motorola would join the hordes of companies making phones with notches? That dream is still alive, apparently. Android Headlines and 91mobiles claim to have de...
06:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 1, 2018
Engadget What to expect at WWDC 2018
It's officially June now, which means it's time for us to pack our bags, get on a plane to California and take in the second major developer conference of the season: Apple's WWDC. We&#...
05:39 pm -04 - Fri, June 1, 2018
Engadget 2019's emoji hopefuls include a service dog and flamingo
Unicode has released a preview list of what might end up in the next round of emoji. Potential additions to Unicode 12 include a diving mask, axe, falafel, waffle, diya lamp and Hindu temple. Oh, a fl...
05:18 pm -04 - Fri, June 1, 2018
Engadget California will allow autonomous cars to pick up passengers
California is launching two pilot programs that will allow autonomous vehicles to pick up passengers in the state, the San Francisco Examiner reports. One will let companies pick up passengers with th...
04:59 pm -04 - Fri, June 1, 2018
Engadget Facebooks new political ad policies have problems of their own
Last month, Facebook launched its new political ad policies, which require ads to say who paid for them and those purchasing ads to go through a verification process. The rules are meant to prevent so...
04:39 pm -04 - Fri, June 1, 2018
Engadget Spotify drops artist conduct policy following backlash
That didn't take long. After Spotify CEO Daniel Ek said it was working with civil rights groups and folks within the music industry to retool its "bad behavior" framework this week, the...
04:30 pm -04 - Fri, June 1, 2018
Engadget Can Nikon and Canon ever catch up with Sonys mirrorless cameras?
Canon and Nikon are under pressure. As if they weren't already far enough behind in mirrorless cameras, Sony just launched the A7 III, which I called a "near-perfect all-around camera" ...
04:14 pm -04 - Fri, June 1, 2018
Engadget Gogoro puts its hot-swappable batteries in two new speedy scooters
The Taiwanese company Gogoro is known for its electric scooters with hot-swappable batteries, which makes it easy to change them out in less than six seconds. Today, the company introduced two new ele...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 1, 2018
Engadget The best smart LED light bulbs
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03:42 pm -04 - Fri, June 1, 2018
Engadget Facebook nixes Trending section to prep for 'future news experiences'
Today, Facebook announced that it is getting rid of the Trending section on its social network. That doesn't mean that the focus is moving away from news, though. In a release, the company said t...
03:21 pm -04 - Fri, June 1, 2018
Engadget Watch this weekend's Governors Ball music festival live on Twitter
Festival season is officially upon us. But if you'd rather not stand in the sun for hours to hear any of this weekend's Governors Ball performances from New York, Twitter's got you cove...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 1, 2018
Engadget Intel wants PCs to be more than just 'personal computers'
Your smartphone is probably the computer you rely on most throughout the day. But Intel thinks there's still a place for PCs. They've gone from being huge desktops to laptops, convenient all...
02:43 pm -04 - Fri, June 1, 2018
Engadget Amazon makes Prime Pantry its latest monthly subscription option
Amazon is making changes to how its Prime Pantry service is priced. Rather than the flat $5.99 fee per order for Prime members of yore, starting today it'll cost you $4.99 each month for unlimite...
02:22 pm -04 - Fri, June 1, 2018
Engadget Get your first taste of 'Mario Tennis Aces' on Switch this weekend
If you can't wait to try out Mario Tennis Aces, which is coming to the Switch on June 22nd, Nintendo has some good news for you. The company is hosting a pre-launch online tournament starting tod...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 1, 2018
Engadget LG's AI-infused G7 ThinQ is now available in the US
LG's S9-rival, the G7 ThinQ, has arrived in the US and is now available at various retailers and major carriers. The G7 ThinQ is one of the Korean phonemaker's latest premium devices that co...
01:30 pm -04 - Fri, June 1, 2018
Engadget The debut 'Sea of Thieves' campaign almost makes it fun again
Sea of Thieves was an opportunity for Microsoft and studio Rare to do something completely new. The multiplayer pirate simulator promised endless hours of entertainment. A sandbox world steeped in lor...
01:17 pm -04 - Fri, June 1, 2018
Engadget VLC becomes one of first ARM64 Windows apps
Although ARM-based PCs are now available, apps that utilize native 64-bit architectures on Microsoft's Windows 10 on ARM have been relegated to legacy support for 32-bit apps. Microsoft introduce...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 1, 2018
Engadget Chrysler makes a case for the hybrid minivan
No one marvels at minivans. Well, except maybe at car-stereo events (you can get so many woofers in the back of a van). But in real life, on the streets, the world treats the minivan like a defeat: It...
12:01 pm -04 - Fri, June 1, 2018
Engadget Apple is already working on custom Mac processors in 'secret' lab
Apple first unveiled Project Kalamata -- a master plan to replace Intel's Mac chips with in-house processors -- last month. While the operation was initially expected to begin in 2020, The Oregon...
11:15 am -04 - Fri, June 1, 2018
Engadget Google's military AI drone program may be more lucrative than it said
Google's Project Maven program for AI-based military drone image recognition program could net the company up to $250 million per year, according to internal memos seen by The Intercept. That...
10:30 am -04 - Fri, June 1, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Xiaomi's (maybe not-so) transparent phone
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.June the first be with you....
09:57 am -04 - Fri, June 1, 2018
Engadget All signs point to 'Fortnite' launching on the Switch
Since its launch last September, Fortnite has already appeared on PS4, PC, Xbox and your iPhone, but it's not stopping there. Rumors suggest a NintendoSwitch release, soon &mdash; which would...
08:04 am -04 - Fri, June 1, 2018
Engadget Amazon's Alexa will know which skill you need, even if you don't
Amazon is training its voice assistant to be able to tell which skill will most suit your needs if you have no idea which one to summon. The e-commerce giant has launched the beta version of a feature...
07:09 am -04 - Fri, June 1, 2018
Engadget Google's Files Go storage management app lands in China
Most of Google's products are still banned in China, but the tech giant has slowly been introducing (and re-introducing) some of its offerings in the country. Its latest release is a China-specif...
06:05 am -04 - Fri, June 1, 2018
Engadget Alibabas new autonomous robot delivers packages at a modest pace
Unlike its car vending machine concept, Alibaba's ideas for robots have been more mundane and mainly confined to warehouses (the same kind that Amazon uses). But today, the Chinese ecommerce tita...
03:32 am -04 - Fri, June 1, 2018
Engadget 'Assassin's Creed: Odyssey' takes the series to ancient Greece
Just hours after the leaked image of a keychain accessory revealed the game, Ubisoft has posted a quick teaser for Assassin's Creed: Odyssey. With only five seconds of video, the teaser serves as...
02:28 am -04 - Fri, June 1, 2018
Engadget Follow the NBA Finals in high-resolution VR
NextVR has been partnering with the NBA to livesream games for the last two years, and now it's going to cover the upcoming Finals. After each game, the service will upload free-to-watch highligh...
01:31 am -04 - Fri, June 1, 2018
Engadget Uganda imposes a social media tax to prevent 'gossip'
Today, Uganda's parliament passed a controversial "social media tax." It will consist of a daily fee of about 200 shillings (5 US cents) levied on anyone who uses social networking and ...
12:40 am -04 - Fri, June 1, 2018
Engadget Philips Hue Sync coordinates your smart lights with your computer
Earlier this year, Signify announced new integrations for its Philips Hue bulbs that included a Hue Sync app to automatically coordinate your lights with whatever you're doing on your computer. N...
11:59 pm -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget Microsoft will 'retire' Groove Music Android and iOS apps December 1st
Microsoft's Groove Music service bowed out months ago, but all the apps have been available for listening to your personal files... until now. The company has revealed that its Android and iOS a...
11:28 pm -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget Netflix's 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season 4 concludes in January
Netflix debuted the first half of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's fourth (and final) season this week, though we didn't know when the second would air. Unfortunately, fans will have a bit of...
10:38 pm -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget 'GTA: San Andreas' gets Xbox One backwards compatibility
If your Xbox copy of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is stashed away on a shelf somewhere, you might want to pull it out as you'll have some use for it again next week. Starting next Thursday, Rock...
09:59 pm -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget Walmart's new service does your shopping when you send it a text
Walmart has been ramping up its remote shopping efforts, including expanding its grocery delivery with Postmates and adding more of its 'pickup towers' for online orders. At a shareholder me...
09:41 pm -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget SoftBank pours $2.25 billion into GM's self-driving car division
SoftBank hasn't been shy about its interest in smart cars, and it's taking that fascination to a new level. The company's Vision Fund is investing $2.25 billion in GM's self-driv...
09:22 pm -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget Google search showed Nazism as a California Republican Party ideology
As California gears up for its primary, many of the state's Republicans are fuming over how Google described their party in its search results. Those searching for "California Republicans&qu...
09:01 pm -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Save $30 on an ASUS Chromebook Flip
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...
08:35 pm -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget Teens are using Facebook less and less
Pew Research Center released a new study today on teen social media use and among findings on internet usage, the impact of social media and smartphone access, the report notes a shift in which sites ...
08:13 pm -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget Microsoft adds more parental controls to monitor app and device use
Microsoft announced a number of parental control features today aimed at making it "easier and safer for families to interact with technology and each other." First up is Microsoft Launcher,...
07:51 pm -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget Ticketfly temporarily shuts down to investigate 'cyber incident'
It's not a great time to be a concertgoer. Ticketfly has temporarily shut down after a "cyber incident" (read: hack) compromised its systems. An intruder defaced the company's we...
07:36 pm -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget The latest cover of 'Time' is composed of 958 Intel drones
Intel's latest drone trick is on the cover of Time. Err, it is the cover of Time. Allow me to explain. The magazine's most recent issue features special reports on UAVs, and rather than, say...
07:15 pm -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget Withings returns at a dark time for wearables
Withings, which briefly became Nokia Health, is now Withings again. Nokia bought the health tracking business in 2016 and rebranded it, hoping to compete with FitBit and even Apple. Amid a bad wearabl...
07:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget Arm unveils trio of new processors for more efficient mobile devices
As we demand better graphics, quicker response times and more realistic XR experiences from our mobile devices, the computational, graphic and visual processing units are increasingly being challenged...
06:44 pm -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget PlayStation's E3 2018 event heads back to theaters on June 11th
Sony is once again showing its PlayStation E3 event in movie theaters, although this year there's a slight twist. The tech giant has announced that its PlayStation E3 Experience will come to cert...
06:30 pm -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget Amazon needs to get a handle on its counterfeit problem
Chances are you wouldn't suspect whatever you're buying from Amazon, whether that be clothing, sunglasses or a handbag, is fake. And, for the most part, that tends to true. But that doesn�...
06:14 pm -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget ASUS' latest crypto-mining motherboard can handle 20 GPUs
ASUS is moving further into the cryptocurrency hardware market with a motherboard that can support up to 20 graphics cards, which are typically used for mining. The H370 Mining Master uses PCIe-over-U...
06:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget Esports betting just got a whole lot easier. Now what?
On May 14th, the United States Supreme Court eliminated a 26-year-old law prohibiting states from sponsoring sports gambling. Today, states are free to establish their own sports-betting laws, and a f...
05:46 pm -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget Waymo will add 62,000 Chrysler hybrid minivans to its fleet
We heard in January that Waymo was expanding its agreement with Chrylser for 'thousands' of additional hybrid minivans, which would start being delivered in late 2018. Apparently, that was a...
05:30 pm -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget 'Overload' revives the cramped combat of classic shooter 'Descent'
Back in 1995, Toy Story wowed audiences with sophisticated computer-generated animation. That same year, games studio Parallax released Descent, blowing players away with some of the first truly 3D, o...
05:03 pm -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget Russian politicians want a piece of Mark Zuckerberg, too
Mark Zuckerberg has testified before Congress and the European Parliament and now Russia is calling for the Facebook CEO to address its politicians as well. The Moscow Times reports that Senator Anton...
04:46 pm -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget Taking a closer look at the transparent Xiaomi Mi 8
Out of the handful of new devices from Xiaomi today, it was the Mi 8 Explorer Edition that stole the show with its transparent design. Right after the keynote, I had to fight a crowd to get up close a...
04:46 pm -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget A closer look at the transparent Xiaomi Mi 8
Out of the handful of new devices from Xiaomi today, it was the Mi 8 Explorer Edition that stole the show with its transparent design. Right after the keynote, I had to fight a crowd to get up close a...
04:25 pm -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget Apple will make digital health a focal point at WWDC
Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off on Monday and it looks like we can expect more of a focus on software tweaks and little in the way of hardware updates. Bloomberg reports that wh...
04:16 pm -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget Roblox tricks kids into coding with 'Jurassic Park'
Roblox is something of a mix between a game and a development platform. It allows users to play games developed by other people, as well as create their own games. Now, the company is introducing an e...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget What to expect at Computex 2018
Computex marks the midpoint of the technology calendar, an oasis of new hardware in an otherwise barren summer. In the first week of June, Taipei plays host to PC makers and startups showing off what ...
03:37 pm -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget Apple has blocked Telegram from updating its iOS app, says founder
If you're wondering why Telegram hasn't updated its iOS app in two months, there's a clear reason for that, according to founder and CEO Pavel Durov. He says Apple blocked Telegram from...
03:17 pm -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget Spotify CEO on new content policy: 'We rolled this out wrong'
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek admitted the service handled its policy to limit promotion for artists based on their conduct poorly. "We rolled this out wrong and could have done a much better job," ...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget America can't solve its migrant labor crisis with automation
From the moment that Donald Trump set foot on the Trump Tower escalator, the promise of mass deportations for undocumented immigrants was a pillar of his presidential campaign. This is one promise tha...
02:19 pm -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget Bizarre Android bug displays private text messages
Android smartphones are susceptible to a strange glitch that shows recent text messages when a specific malformed web address is entered. If you type "the1975..com" (with two periods) into t...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget The kitchen gadgets you should buy (and the ones you can skip)
With so many connected devices making their way into our living rooms and bedrooms and onto our persons, it was no surprise when gadgets started making their way into our kitchens. You can buy so many...
01:41 pm -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget Uber could soon use Waymo's self-driving cars
Uber's autonomous car program has faced significant challenges in recent times, but CEO Dara Khosrowshahi believes it'll be rival Waymo that helps get it back on track. Speaking at Recode�...
01:23 pm -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget Microsoft and Apple helped build new braille display standard
Accessibility is an increasingly important issue when it comes to tech; while new technology can certainly make it easier for people with accessibility issues to interact with the world, it can also e...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget The Sensel Morph trackpad is a digital creative's dream
Our computers have become indispensable creation tools, but let's face it: The decades-old keyboard-and-mouse combo aren't the best way to edit video, draw or play music. That's where t...
12:30 pm -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget Alcatel's first Android Go phone reaches the US next week
ZTE's Android Go phone might be hard to get in the US thanks to its trade debacle, but don't worry -- there's another option on the way. As teased in March, Alcatel is releasing its Go...
12:02 pm -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget Lenovo's true all-screen phone will debut on June 5th
The smartphone arena is seeing more and more bezel-less contenders, as tech giants battle it out with their own version of what an all-screen phone means. According to Lenovo's Weibo page, the co...
11:29 am -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget OnePlus 6 face unlock can be fooled by a simple printout
For smartphones without home buttons, face unlocking has become a necessary and ostensibly more secure method for preventing unauthorized access. The iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S9 have adopted the te...
10:58 am -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget Canon ends film camera sales for good
Canon stopped building film cameras eight years ago, but it had still been selling them from old stock. Now, it has quietly announced that it will end sales of its last film SLR, the EOS-1V, marking a...
10:44 am -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget Withings will return after buying out Nokia's health business
Withings is back in the hands of its original owner and will return as a brand. As expected, co-founder Eric Carreel, who sold the business to Nokia just two years ago, has completed the re-acquisitio...
10:30 am -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Model 3 braking update
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.The week isn't over, but May is. Before we get ready for June's lineup of events, which will include E3 and WWDC, let's take a look at the latest 3D...
10:05 am -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget Samsung phones will offer AI-powered medical consultations in the UK
Samsung phones sold in the UK will soon come pre-installed with Babylon's AI-powered medical consultation technology, according to Financial Times. The Korean tech giant has reportedly forged a d...
09:15 am -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget Xiaomi's Mi Band 3 is water resistant to 50 meters
Xiaomi's latest tranche of releases, which includes the transparent Mi 8 phone, also features the Mi Band 3, a one-up on the super popular Mi Band 2 that helped propel the company to the top of t...
09:02 am -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget The BBC will stream the World Cup in 4K and VR, but not to all
The BBC is finally embracing live 4K. After a run of very limited tests back in 2014 and the recent FA Cup Final, the revered broadcasting institution plans on proving its mettle by showing the FIFA W...
08:07 am -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget Xiaomi's transparent Mi 8 also does 3D face unlock
Xiaomi may have already released the Mi Mix 2S earlier this year, but it's actually kept its true 2018 flagship, the Mi 8, for marking its eight anniversary -- hence the jump from last year'...
07:08 am -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget Watch Virgin Galactic Unity's second rocket-powered flight
Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity recently flew its second rocket-powered flight merely a couple of months after its first. That's definitely a victory for the company, considering it designed Uni...
05:10 am -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget Netflix releases a trailer for 'The Magic Order' comic book
If you still can't wrap your head around the fact that Netflix is publishing a comic book, maybe this trailer can help. The streaming giant has released an animated trailer for The Magic Order by...
03:26 am -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget MoviePass parent company gets into the film production business
Helios and Matheson Analytics, the parent company of movie ticket subscription service MoviePass, is trying to vertically integrate its business with a new acquisition. It has an "exclusive optio...
01:44 am -04 - Thu, May 31, 2018
Engadget Foursquare puts check-in data to greater use in apps like Snapchat
Foursquare might not be as big as it was in its heyday, but it has a clever strategy for remaining important: it's making itself indispensable to the apps you use every day. On top of its recent...