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11:31 pm -04 - Mon, July 30, 2018
Engadget WhatsApp launches four-person group video calling
WhatsApp teased that its messaging app would add a long-awaited group video calling feature several weeks ago, and it's finally here. Both Android and iOS users can now hold audio and video con...
10:57 pm -04 - Mon, July 30, 2018
Engadget States sue to block sale of 3D-printed weapon designs online
The fight to keep 3D-printed gun designs off of the web continues as a number of states said on Monday that they would be jointly suing the Trump administration, Reuters reports. In a press release, W...
10:22 pm -04 - Mon, July 30, 2018
Engadget MoviePass stops offering tickets for big movies amid outages
MoviePass' financial and technical problems keep getting worse. According to a Business Insider source, company chief Mitch Lowe not only told staffers that the service wouldn't offer ticket...
09:50 pm -04 - Mon, July 30, 2018
Engadget Drive.ais autonomous ride-hailing service is now operating in Texas
Drive.ai's autonomous ride-hailing service has launched in Frisco, Texas, providing transportation between Hall Park offices and The Star. The company announced in May that the service was on the...
09:31 pm -04 - Mon, July 30, 2018
Engadget TSA will install 40 luggage CT scanners in airports this year
The TSA has been using CT scanners to screen airline passengers' luggage since last year -- early tests of the technology have been taking place in Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport...
09:09 pm -04 - Mon, July 30, 2018
Engadget Snapchat deals with NFL, NBC add more sports videos
The jury's still out on whether or not Snapchat Stories are successful, but giants in the sports realm are apparently happy. Snap has signed deals with the NFL and NBC that will bring more sport...
08:48 pm -04 - Mon, July 30, 2018
Engadget Xiaomi's transparent phone shows off a dummy circuit board
When we had our hands-on with Xiaomi's Mi 8 Explorer Edition, we expressed our doubts that the circuit board you could see through the transparent rear actually showcased the phone's actual ...
08:41 pm -04 - Mon, July 30, 2018
Engadget Uber ends autonomous truck program to focus on self-driving cars
Two years after Uber bought self-driving truck developer Otto to the tune of $680 million, the ride hailing company announced on Monday that the Uber Advanced Technologies Group is shuttering its auto...
08:27 pm -04 - Mon, July 30, 2018
Engadget Chinese 'hackers' try to attack state governments by mailing CDs
How do you infiltrate US government computers when security experts are increasingly aware of your hacking campaigns? Send old-fashioned mail, apparently. The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analy...
08:04 pm -04 - Mon, July 30, 2018
Engadget OpenAI's Dactyl system improves the dexterity of robot hands
It's still early days in creating the kind of human-like androids we see in the movies, but new research brings us ever closer to the idea. Boston Dynamics has become the de facto image of locomo...
07:42 pm -04 - Mon, July 30, 2018
Engadget NASAs TESS spacecraft begins its search for exoplanets
NASA's TESS spacecraft is officially up and running. The agency recently announced that TESS, which stands for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, started its search for exoplanets -- planets ...
07:21 pm -04 - Mon, July 30, 2018
Engadget Senator suggests ways to combat misinformation and boost data privacy
Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) has put together a policy paper that both highlights some of the bigger problems facing online platforms today and includes potential ways in which to address them. Axios go...
07:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 30, 2018
Engadget What we're buying: An official third-party PS4 controller for Xbox converts
This week's hardware IRL keeps us indoors and out of the sun. UK Bureau Chief Mat Smith replaced his elderly in-box PS4 DualShock with Hori's Onyx, the first licensed third-party wireless co...
06:44 pm -04 - Mon, July 30, 2018
Engadget Lyft's personal subscription locks in the cost of your favorite trip
Lyft has been trying out an All-Access subscription that lets you ride on a frequent basis for one flat fee, but it's overkill for many people. What if you mainly tend to take one route every tim...
06:30 pm -04 - Mon, July 30, 2018
Engadget Making a living scamming the scammers
"Well, my grandchildren were over and it's something about a pornography virus," says the soft voice of an elderly woman over the phone. "I unplugged my computer right away," ...
06:08 pm -04 - Mon, July 30, 2018
Engadget Phishing scam targets iPhone users with a fake call to Apple Care
As more and more people use their mobile devices for everyday computing tasks, it makes sense that there would be more attacks. The latest phishing attempt, discovered over at Ars Technica, involves a...
05:47 pm -04 - Mon, July 30, 2018
Engadget iHeartRadio adds Spotify-like personalized playlists
iHeartRadio announced today that it's adding a new playlist for users to stream -- a weekly updated selection of tunes based on what you listen to. Your Weekly Mixtape will be refreshed every Mon...
05:30 pm -04 - Mon, July 30, 2018
Engadget We won't see a 'universal' vape oil cartridge anytime soon
Pre-loaded cartridges of cannabis concentrate are currently among the most popular means of consumption, and for good reason. They're discreet to use and easy to handle, a far cry from the dark d...
05:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 30, 2018
Engadget Some Dropbox users are getting an extra 1TB for free
Dropbox Professional and Business Standard users have more storage to play with starting today, as the company is bumping up the capacity on each plan by 1TB. Professional users now have double the sp...
05:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 30, 2018
Engadget Google brings Chrome to Daydream VR headsets
It's been a long time in coming, but Chrome browsing in VR is finally here. Google has released a version of Chrome that supports both Daydream View and stand-alone Daydream headsets like the Len...
04:43 pm -04 - Mon, July 30, 2018
Engadget YouTube may produce more original programming outside the US
YouTube is working on original programming for international markets in an effort to boost paid subscriber numbers, Reuters reports. The company plans to develop shows for customers in France, Germany...
04:18 pm -04 - Mon, July 30, 2018
Engadget Apple Music documentary chronicles the making of Kesha's Rainbow
Next month will mark the one-year anniversary of the release of Kesha's Rainbow, an album that confronts deep pain, features "spine-shivering feats" as Billboard noted and includes what...
03:55 pm -04 - Mon, July 30, 2018
Engadget Gran Turismo Sport update lets you pay real money for cars
Gran Turismo Sport just released a new patch, and amid gameplay and cosmetic updates, you'll find the option to buy cars with your real hard-earned money. Developer Polyphony Digital is putting m...
03:33 pm -04 - Mon, July 30, 2018
Engadget Ecobee smart thermostats now save you money during peak hours
Ecobee now has an answer to Nest's peak-usage energy savings. It's launching a Peak Relief pilot program that automatically cuts down on heating and cooling when electricity rates are at th...
03:07 pm -04 - Mon, July 30, 2018
Engadget T-Mobile is buying $3.5 billion worth of 5G gear from Nokia
T-Mobile is gearing up for 5G in a big way: the carrier just announced a $3.5 billion deal with Nokia for 5G equipment. At this point, it's the biggest arrangement that we've seen around nex...
02:43 pm -04 - Mon, July 30, 2018
Engadget Fossil will sell BMW-branded smartwatches next year
BMW is moving into the smartwatch game, but it's not actually making the devices itself. Instead, Fossil has struck a five-year deal to create BMW-branded watches and smartwatches, as part of its...
02:18 pm -04 - Mon, July 30, 2018
Engadget John Oliver made his own version of Facebooks we're sorry video
In April, after the Cambridge Analytica scandal erupted, Facebook put out an ad that was meant to reassure users about how their data would be treated going forward. Dubbed the "Here Together&quo...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 30, 2018
Engadget The best desktops for students
For some of you, picking up a MacBook like the rest of your peers just won't do. If you're willing to trade portability for power, desktop computers are the way to go. Since it's probab...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 30, 2018
Engadget Twitter is auditing itself for toxicity
Whether it's the veil of anonymity, the controversial nature of political discourse, or both -- conversations on social media can quickly turn into emotionally charged quarrels. To combat these o...
12:02 pm -04 - Mon, July 30, 2018
Engadget Mobile MOBA Vainglory is coming to PC
Although it's far more common to see PC games ported to mobile (Hearthstone, The Talos Principle, This War of Mine), that formula is occasionally reversed. Super Evil Megacorp's Vainglory is...
11:04 am -04 - Mon, July 30, 2018
Engadget UK politicians blame Facebook for the rise of fake news
After an 18 month investigation, the UK parliament has issued a scathing report on the handling of fake news and illegal election ads by tech companies, especially Facebook. The Digital, Culture, Medi...
10:29 am -04 - Mon, July 30, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Tesla made a surfboard
How's your Monday morning going? We've got news on how long you'll have to wait for the third part of Stranger Things, and an AI can predict a movie's audience based on its trailer...
08:51 am -04 - Mon, July 30, 2018
Engadget Please don't jump out of your car and dance to Drake, NTSB pleads
Drake might be the king of memes, but the latest one for his In My Feeling track has attracted the wrong kind of viral attention. The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is asking fans to p...
07:39 am -04 - Mon, July 30, 2018
Engadget 'True Detective' director's Netflix show 'Maniac' arrives September 21st
Netflix isn't quite done unveiling star-studded movies and shows. The online media giant has confirmed that Maniac, the series from True Detective season 1 director Cory Fukunaga, will premiere ...
05:46 am -04 - Mon, July 30, 2018
Engadget YouTube's dark mode reaches Android users
YouTube has taken its sweet time bringing its "dark theme" to Android (iOS users got the option in March), but it's finally here. The streaming video giant has started rolling out the ...
03:10 am -04 - Mon, July 30, 2018
Engadget Fox AI predicts a movie's audience based on its trailer
Modern movie trailers are already cynical exercises in attention grabbing (such as the social media-friendly burst of imagery at the start of many clips), but they might be even more calculated in the...
01:35 am -04 - Mon, July 30, 2018
Engadget Netflix launches 'Riverdale's' Sabrina spin-off on October 26th
If you're so hooked on Riverdale that one show isn't enough of a fix, you're in luck. Netflix has announced that its spin-off show Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will debut on October 2...
01:35 am -04 - Mon, July 30, 2018
Engadget Netflix launches Riverdale's Sabrina spin-off on October 26th
If you're so hooked on Riverdale that one show isn't enough of a fix, you're in luck. Netflix has announced that its spin-off show Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will debut on October 2...
12:03 am -04 - Mon, July 30, 2018
Engadget NASA contest finalists show off their Mars habitat models
Yes, we've yet to successfully send humans to Mars, but we already need to start thinking how we can stay there for long stretches of time -- or even for good. NASA launched the 3D-Printed Habita...
10:32 pm -04 - Sun, July 29, 2018
Engadget Netflix won't premiere 'Stranger Things' season 3 until summer 2019
You'd better soak in that nostalgic Stranger Things season 3 teaser, as that's likely all you're getting for a while. Netflix programming exec Cindy Holland has revealed that the third ...
09:01 pm -04 - Sun, July 29, 2018
Engadget Amazon may have another smartphone in the works (update: no)
Amazon's Fire Phone was a disaster by most accounts, but that might not stop Bezos and crew from giving handsets another try. In a speech at the Television Critics Association press tour (where A...
07:28 pm -04 - Sun, July 29, 2018
Engadget Tesla's latest zero-emissions ride is a $1,500 surfboard
Good news: you won't have to wait until 2020 to try a new Tesla-branded ride. However, you may want to learn how to hang ten first. Tesla has quietly introduced a limited-run (just 200 units) s...
07:28 pm -04 - Sun, July 29, 2018
Engadget Tesla's latest zero-emission ride is a $1,500 surfboard
Good news: you won't have to wait until 2020 to try a new Tesla-branded ride. However, you may want to learn how to hang ten first. Tesla has quietly introduced a limited-run (just 200 units) sur...
05:57 pm -04 - Sun, July 29, 2018
Engadget Verizon VPN app protects against shady public WiFi
Add Verizon to the list of tech giants that can't resist the temptation to offer their own virtual private network services. The carrier (and Engadget's parent company) has released a Safe W...
04:33 pm -04 - Sun, July 29, 2018
Engadget 'Mad Men' creator's Amazon series 'The Romanoffs' debuts October 12th
Need proof that Amazon is increasingly focused on blockbuster shows? Here's Exhibit A. Amazon has announced that The Romanoffs, the anthology series from Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner, will pr...
03:00 pm -04 - Sun, July 29, 2018
Engadget After Math: The price of doing business
Elon Musk just can't seem to stay out of the news. After last week's tirade against the Thai cave rescue diver, his girlfriend took to Twitter to defend his large donations to the GOP as &qu...
01:32 pm -04 - Sun, July 29, 2018
Engadget YouTube's web player adapts to vertical videos
YouTube has acknowledged the popularity of vertical video in its mobile apps, and now it's embracing the format on PCs. The streaming behemoth has updated its web player with better support for ...
12:00 pm -04 - Sun, July 29, 2018
Engadget The Ben Heck Show: A tale of two clocks
How can we keep track of time without using a personal computer or mobile phone? In this episode, Ben uses discrete electronics and encoders with an LED matrix to keep tabs on the time, while Felix pu...
08:04 am -04 - Sun, July 29, 2018
Engadget DJI's leaked Mavic 2 drone will come in 'Pro' and 'Zoom' versions
What little mystery surrounded DJI's upcoming Mavic 2 drone appears to have evaporated. Numerous UK residents have noticed that the latest Argos catalog includes a prominent ad for the Mavic 2 t...
03:12 am -04 - Sun, July 29, 2018
Engadget NSA has yet to fix security holes that helped Snowden leaks
Edward Snowden's success in leaking NSA data was chalked up in part to the agency's own security lapses, so you'd think that the agency would have tightened up its procedures in the pas...
01:33 am -04 - Sun, July 29, 2018
Engadget Amazon stops asking viewers to vote on Prime Video pilots
Amazon has been relatively unique among streaming giants in not only requesting pilots, but putting them up for a vote by the viewers. Unfortunately, you'll have to kiss that democratic process ...
12:04 am -04 - Sun, July 29, 2018
Engadget Google 'Pixel Stand' might turn your phone into a smart speaker
When the Pixel 3 comes out, it might launch with a special kind of wireless charging dock: one that could make buying a smart speaker unnecessary unless you need more than one. 9to5Google has decompil...
10:29 pm -04 - Sat, July 28, 2018
Engadget Amazon's 'Lord of the Rings' show writers hail from 'Star Trek'
Amazon is finally attaching some creative talent to its still-mysterious Lord of the Rings series, but it's not who you might expect. The internet giant's Jennifer Salke has revealed that wr...
10:29 pm -04 - Sat, July 28, 2018
Engadget Amazon's 'Lord of the Rings' showrunners hail from 'Star Trek'
Amazon is finally attaching some creative talent to its still-mysterious Lord of the Rings series, but it's not who you might expect. The internet giant's Jennifer Salke has revealed that wr...
09:02 pm -04 - Sat, July 28, 2018
Engadget Magic Leap offers a sneak peek at its mixed reality OS
Magic Leap has been peeling away one layer of secrecy after another now that it's close to shipping its mixed reality headset. Just recently, it released an AR demo and revealed that it's wo...
07:31 pm -04 - Sat, July 28, 2018
Engadget 'Fortnite' will bring back guided missiles in a softer, gentler form
Fortnite's guided missile certainly had its moments, but Epic dropped it with an April patch for a reason -- it was so powerful (and ammo so plentiful) that you could make life a living hell for ...
05:58 pm -04 - Sat, July 28, 2018
Engadget WikiLeaks' Julian Assange could face 'imminent' embassy expulsion
It's been evident for a while that the current Ecuadorian government isn't so fond of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange staying in its London embassy to avoid extradition, and now he may be c...
04:30 pm -04 - Sat, July 28, 2018
Engadget Recommended Reading: The plight of fact-checkers in the fake news era
The fact-checkers who want to save the worldKate Knibbs,The RingerIn the era of fake news and rampant misinformation, fact-checkers are a key line of defense and an important tool in separating truth ...
03:00 pm -04 - Sat, July 28, 2018
Engadget Ask Engadget: Do I need a TV for my dorm room?
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...
01:31 pm -04 - Sat, July 28, 2018
Engadget Samsung patches multiple SmartThings Hub security flaws
Samsung's SmartThings hub suffered from 20 vulnerabilities that could have allowed attackers to control the internet-of-things devices connected to it. Thankfully, security intelligence firm Cisc...
01:00 pm -04 - Sat, July 28, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the weekend! While we feast on esports tournaments you can flip back through our review of the latest MacBook Pro and find out which surprise cast membe...
11:30 am -04 - Sat, July 28, 2018
Engadget Kindle for Android gets split-screen now, Notification Center soon
Despite having an app simply ripe for multitasking as users pull up extra info related to the books they're reading, Amazon's Kindle app is just now delivering support for Android's spl...
08:58 am -04 - Sat, July 28, 2018
Engadget Apple plans 'Time Bandits' remake as a new TV show
We still don't know what to make of Apple's original content TV plans, but Deadline reports that the latest series in development is an adaptation of the 1981 Terry Gilliam film Time Bandits...
03:44 am -04 - Sat, July 28, 2018
Engadget The US Army's 'Street Fighter V' tournament starts Saturday
The US Army is getting in on the esports craze too, but the game isn't one you might expect. Instead of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds or Rainbow Six Siege, the military is hosting a tourname...
01:21 am -04 - Sat, July 28, 2018
Engadget Chase links its payment app to Samsung Pay so you'll actually use it
Do you use Chase Pay for your retail shopping? No? We won't blame you -- its insistence on using QR codes for purchases makes it far less convenient than tap-to-pay services, not to mention les...
11:33 pm -04 - Fri, July 27, 2018
Engadget Adorable VR game 'Moss' now supports Windows Mixed Reality
Launched earlier this year as a PSVR exclusive and eventually released for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive last month, adorable adventure game Moss is getting an update to support Windows Mixed Reality heads...
10:07 pm -04 - Fri, July 27, 2018
Engadget CBS CEO Les Moonves faces sexual misconduct investigation
The CBS board of directors will investigate allegations of sexual misconduct laid against CEO Les Moonves. The New Yorker published an expos&eacute; from investigative reporter Ronan Farrow detail...
09:38 pm -04 - Fri, July 27, 2018
Engadget Scientists say they revived 42,000-year-old frozen worms
A group of scientists in Russia claim to have revived a pair of frozen nematodes, or roundworms, that were between 30,000 and 42,000 years old. One of the specimens was found in a soil sample collecte...
09:10 pm -04 - Fri, July 27, 2018
Engadget Idaho inmates hacked prison tablets and stole $225,000
Inmates in five Idaho prisons exploited a vulnerability on their JPay tablets to steal almost $225,000 worth of credits, according to officials. The Idaho Department of Correction said 364 prisoners b...
08:47 pm -04 - Fri, July 27, 2018
Engadget Leia is in 'Star Wars: Episode IX' thanks to old Carrie Fisher footage
Star Wars: Episode IX will begin production on August 1st, Lucasfilm announced today. The film will also feature a surprising cast member: Carrie Fisher will reprise the role of Leia, using footage sh...
08:23 pm -04 - Fri, July 27, 2018
Engadget NBA Live 19 will let you create female players
After including the WNBA roster for the first time in last year's game, EA Sports is going a step further in its embrace of female athletes in NBA Live 19 by bringing women to its create-a-player...
08:01 pm -04 - Fri, July 27, 2018
Engadget Discovery's streaming service could package 17 channels for $5 a month
Discovery could launch its own streaming service. CEO David Zaslav (above) said that he's considering bundling the 17 channels his company picked up in last year's Scrips Networks Interactiv...
07:46 pm -04 - Fri, July 27, 2018
Engadget New York kicks Spectrum out of the state for 'recurring failures'
Charter cable company acquired Time Warner Cable in a 2016 merger, becoming one of the largest TV providers in the country. Re-branded as Spectrum, the company introduced a streaming option last year....
07:29 pm -04 - Fri, July 27, 2018
Engadget The first blockchain baby is here
When you read the news that they put a baby on the blockchain, your reaction makes you one of two types of people. Either you think, Mon dieu, is there anything the magical fairy dust known as blockch...
07:21 pm -04 - Fri, July 27, 2018
Engadget Russian hackers targeted Democratic senator ahead of midterms
Russian hackers targeted the campaign of Sen. Claire McCaskill in the Kremlin's first identified attempt at interference this midterm election season, The Daily Beast reports. "While this at...
07:14 pm -04 - Fri, July 27, 2018
Engadget Google Home can now schedule routines
When Google introduced routines to Assistant, it promised that you'd eventually have the option to schedule those routines instead of having to invoke them yourself each and every time. That fe...
06:59 pm -04 - Fri, July 27, 2018
Engadget Anthony Mackie is Netflix's 'Altered Carbon' season two lead
Netflix has renewed Altered Carbon for an eight-episode second season, Deadline reports, and Anthony Mackie (Captain America: Civil War, The Hurt Locker) will take over the lead role of Takeshi Kovacs...
06:38 pm -04 - Fri, July 27, 2018
Engadget Viacom acquires youth-focused AwesomenessTV
AwesomenessTV, an online video company owned by Comcast, Dreamworks, Hearst and Verizon, began as a YouTube channel aimed squarely at millennials and teens. It expanded into more traditional media and...
06:17 pm -04 - Fri, July 27, 2018
Engadget Andy Serkis' 'Mowgli' film is coming to Netflix in 2019
For years, Andy Serkis has been directing his own spin on The Jungle Book, a mature adaptation featuring motion capture technology. But after Disney released their live action version of the story in ...
06:05 pm -04 - Fri, July 27, 2018
Engadget Galaxy Note 9 might be the first place you play Fortnite on Android
The world's biggest game could be exclusive to Samsung's Galaxy Note 9. Both 9to5Google and XDA Developers have independent sources claiming that Fortnite will be a 30-day exclusive to Samsu...
05:43 pm -04 - Fri, July 27, 2018
Engadget LinkedIn adds the voice messaging feature you werent missing
Today, LinkedIn announced that it is adding voice messaging to its social network. Considering the constant email requests that LinkedIn is famous for, and the fact that most people hate voicemail, we...
05:18 pm -04 - Fri, July 27, 2018
Engadget NYC may cap the number of Uber and Lyft vehicles on its streets
New York City's bid to regulate the ridesharing industry may include some hard limits on the size of those businesses -- at least, for now. The City Council is looking at proposed legislation th...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 27, 2018
Engadget What we're watching: 'First Team: Juventus' and 'Killing Eve'
Welcome back to IRL, our series dedicated to the things that Engadget writers play, use, watch and listen to. This week, Billy Steele explains how to keep your soccer addiction fed with Netflix's...
04:44 pm -04 - Fri, July 27, 2018
Engadget MoviePass money woes caused a service outage last night
MoviePass customers experienced a service outage last night and it turns out it's because the company ran out of money. Business Insider reports that MoviePass' parent company, Helios and Ma...
04:30 pm -04 - Fri, July 27, 2018
Engadget The best Bluetooth headset
By Marianne Schultz and Daniel VargheseThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may...
04:16 pm -04 - Fri, July 27, 2018
Engadget Apple will repair devices damaged by flooding in Japan for free
Earlier this month heavy rain caused devastating flooding throughout western and central Japan, resulting in more than 200 deaths and causing millions to evacuate. Now, Apple has announced that it wil...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 27, 2018
Engadget Arianna Huffingtons new show makes the nineties dot-com boom relevant today
The technology world moves so quickly, it's easy to forget what we've learned from the past. That's precisely what National Geographic is aiming to explore with Valley of the Boom, an u...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 27, 2018
Engadget Arianna Huffingtons new show makes the '90s dot-com boom relevant today
The technology world moves so quickly, it's easy to forget what we've learned from the past. That's precisely what National Geographic is aiming to explore with Valley of the Boom, an u...
03:44 pm -04 - Fri, July 27, 2018
Engadget Amazon is testing out collaborative wish lists
It seems strange that Amazon, a company that dominates online shopping, doesn't offer collaborative wish lists. While people can share their personal wish lists with others, the company does not ...
03:44 pm -04 - Fri, July 27, 2018
Engadget The US Army's 'Street Fighter V' tournament starts Saturday
The US Army is getting in on the esports craze too, but the game isn't one you might expect. Instead of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds or Rainbow Six Siege, the military is hosting a tourname...
03:25 pm -04 - Fri, July 27, 2018
Engadget Disney and Fox's $71.3 billion merger gets shareholder approval
Now that Comcast has withdrawn from the bidding war, Disney is free to proceed with acquiring most of 21st Century Fox's assets. Shareholders for both companies just approved a $71.3 billion buyo...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 27, 2018
Engadget Chocolate, bioterrorism and the birth of Brazilian funk
In the 1990s, the cacao farmers of Brazil fell into a collective depression. Some hanged themselves, others dosed themselves with rat poison, still others walked around crying and saying they didn...
02:27 pm -04 - Fri, July 27, 2018
Engadget Facebook blocks Infowars Alex Jones from posting for 30 days
Days after YouTube took down multiple videos from conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' video channel, Facebook has suspended his account on the platform for 30 days. The InfoWars founder had violated ...
02:14 pm -04 - Fri, July 27, 2018
Engadget White House reportedly working on federal data privacy policy
The Trump administration is working on a set of data privacy protections, the Washington Post reports, and according to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, officials have h...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 27, 2018
Engadget The best laptops for students
There's no way around it: You're bringing a computer to school, and unless you're a serious gamer or in training for some sort of creative field, you're probably looking at a new l...
01:41 pm -04 - Fri, July 27, 2018
Engadget Telegram Passport stores your real-world IDs in the cloud
Telegram has rolled out a massive update for mobile, which gives it the ability to store copies of your IDs in the cloud. The new feature, called Passport, can share your identification documents with...
01:22 pm -04 - Fri, July 27, 2018
Engadget Netflix 'Shoe Dog' biopic will focus on Nike's Phil Knight
Netflix has optioned the rights to Phil Knight's bestselling memoir Shoe Dog and hired Jurassic World's Frank Marshall to produce a biopic on the Nike founder. The 2016 book tells the story ...
01:02 pm -04 - Fri, July 27, 2018
Engadget Apple's revamped Store app now features voice search
Next time you fire up the Apple Store app to look up the MacBooks, iPhones and compatible accessories you can buy, just say the keyword out loud. Cupertino has rolled out voice search for its Store ap...
12:31 pm -04 - Fri, July 27, 2018
Engadget Netflix original 'BoJack Horseman' is coming to Comedy Central
There have been whispers as early as January that BoJack Horseman could arrive on cable TV -- and after six months, it turns out the syndication rumors were true. Comedy Central has secured the televi...
12:01 pm -04 - Fri, July 27, 2018
Engadget Audi to unveil the 2019 e-tron on September 17th
Audi's first all-electric car, the 2019 e-tron, will make its global debut on September 17th in San Francisco. The automaker will also reveal the price and specifications, and US customers will b...
11:31 am -04 - Fri, July 27, 2018
Engadget Twitter's tougher stance on users is hurting its growth
The number of people actively using Twitter fell in the second quarter of 2018, the company confirmed today. Monthly active users slipped to 335 million in the three-month period, down from 334 millio...
10:30 am -04 - Fri, July 27, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Virgin Galactic's test flight
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.It's Friday. Get your day started with a video from Virgin Galactic's latest test flight and then go for a ride with Roberto Baldwin in Lamborghini'...
09:35 am -04 - Fri, July 27, 2018
Engadget IBM's Watson reportedly created unsafe cancer treatment plans
Last year, studies presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual meeting showed that IBM Watson was pretty darn good at creating treatment plans for cancer patients. Turns out, ...
08:31 am -04 - Fri, July 27, 2018
Engadget EA will launch its premium Origin Access subscription next week
When EA's Origin Access service launched in 2016, it gave PC gamers the chance to try out a selection of games from 'The Vault' -- an expanding catalog of EA titles -- for a monthly sub...
07:20 am -04 - Fri, July 27, 2018
Engadget Google no longer welcomes crypto-miners on the Play Store
Google has updated its Play Store policy, and it's clear that the fresh set of rules was created to keep out the new types of unsavory and unsafe content popping out these days. One of the change...
05:47 am -04 - Fri, July 27, 2018
Engadget Nintendo's Vehicle Labo kit builds cardboard controls Sept. 14th
The Nintendo Labo family of cardboard Switch accessories is growing, with a third kit that will arrive September 14th. The Toy-Con 03 Vehicle Kit can be configured to control an on-screen car, plane o...
05:47 am -04 - Fri, July 27, 2018
Engadget Nintendo's Vehicle Labo kit delivers cardboard driving fun
The Nintendo Labo family of cardboard Switch accessories is growing, with a third kit that will arrive September 14th. The Toy-Con 03 Vehicle Kit can be configured to control an on-screen car, plane o...
03:29 am -04 - Fri, July 27, 2018
Engadget Facebook pulls back the curtain on its content moderators
When someone reports an offensive post on Facebook (or asks for a review on a message caught by its automatic filters, where does it go? Part of the the process is, as it always has been, powered by h...
02:49 am -04 - Fri, July 27, 2018
Engadget Stealth horror game 'Hello Neighbor' arrives on mobile devices
Stealth horror game Hello Neighbor puts you at odds with the creepy next-door neighbor, tasking you with sneaking in to his house to find his secrets while you avoid getting found out. Just one day be...
01:39 am -04 - Fri, July 27, 2018
Engadget Twitter again says it doesn't 'shadow ban'
Over the last day or so, an article alleged that Twitter was showing bias against conservative political figures by failing to auto-populate their names in the search box. Once the president's ac...
12:46 am -04 - Fri, July 27, 2018
Engadget Oddball is a drum machine controller you toss around to make beats
Making beats with various drum machines and sequencers can be a fairly sterile affair. Typically, you hit some buttons on a rectangular box or click grid squares in a software interface, looping the p...
11:55 pm -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget Georgia congressman is the latest to introduce data privacy bills
Representative Hank Johnson (D-GA) announced today that he's introducing two bills that address digital privacy, one that specifically focuses on data privacy on mobile devices and another that w...
11:01 pm -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget Centauro is a disaster-response robot that looks like a horse
These days, most robots under development seem to be based on humans. However, a tweak to these designs might actually make robots more effective and stable. Centauro is based on the design of a centa...
10:02 pm -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget Coinbase finds no wrongdoing in Bitcoin Cash insider trading probe
Last December, Coinbase halted trading of Bitcoin Cash just hours after it unexpectedly announced the addition of the cryptocurrency to its platform. The company, which initially said it wouldn't...
09:35 pm -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget Slack buys HipChat in a bid to take on Microsoft
Atlassian and Slack announced today that they're entering a partnership, one that should be beneficial to both as they continue to face competition from Microsoft. As part of the agreement, Atlas...
09:35 pm -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget Slack and Atlassian team up for a chat battle with Microsoft (update)
Atlassian and Slack announced today that they're entering a partnership, one that should be beneficial to both as they continue to face competition from Microsoft. As part of the agreement, Atlas...
09:13 pm -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget Virgin Galactic breaks Mach 2 in third powered test flight
Virgin Galactic conducted another test of its VSS Unity, taking it out on a third rocket-powered supersonic flight this morning. After being released from the VMS Eve carrier craft, the VSS Unity flew...
09:08 pm -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget Amazon records another huge quarter thanks to Alexa and the cloud
Amazon's been under quite a bit of stress recently, as it deals with fallout from its facial recognition tech, ongoing privacy concerns with its Echo hardware and its Prime Day not going as well ...
08:45 pm -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Save $15 on a Logitech Performance MX mouse
This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read thei...
08:14 pm -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget Congress seeks more info on Amazon's facial-recognition tech
Yesterday, the ACLU published a report showing that Amazon's Rekognition facial mapping software could have some serious problems with accuracy. A test scanned every current member of the House a...
07:43 pm -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget 'Forza' loot crates won't be around much longer
Future Forza racing games will not feature loot crates. Today, developer Turn 10 announced that it is removing loot crates from Forza Motorsport 7, and that this fall's caRPG Forza Horizon 4 won&...
07:12 pm -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget Google will roll out 200 WiFi hotspots in Nigeria by 2020
Google's work to boost connectivity in Africa will include efforts to provide WiFi to Nigeria. By the end of 2019, the search juggernaut will roll out some 200 hotspots to places like transportat...
06:51 pm -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget Bipartisan bill aims to study how tech is affecting kids
A bipartisan group of senators and representatives has introduced legislation that would fund research into the effects technology and media have on infants, children and adolescents. The funding woul...
06:30 pm -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget Why are Trump and sex workers angry about shadow banning?
On Thursday morning, United States President Donald Trump tweeted about how Twitter was "shadow banning" prominent republicans, presumably after reading reports that it wasn't auto-sugg...
06:14 pm -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget Comic 'Locke & Key' receives a 10-episode order from Netflix
Fans of Locke &amp; Key by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez were disappointed when Hulu passed on a pilot based on the comic series from IDW Publishing. However, Deadline reports that the series wil...
06:03 pm -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget Google search now provides more details on local events
Google is quickly turning its event info from a nice-to-have extra into a major feature. If you're searching from your phone, you'll now find key details for events without having to jump to...
05:42 pm -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget UK proposal sets minimum age for drone use
The UK government could ban kids from owning drones weighing over 250g (0.55 lbs), under rules drawn up by the Department for Transport. The proposals suggest children could fly a heavier drone under ...
05:23 pm -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget Mueller reportedly targets Trump's tweets in obstruction probe
It looks like Donald Trump's tweets are getting him into trouble yet again. The New York Times reports today that special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into the president's tweets and st...
05:03 pm -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget Windows 10 test feature can predict the best time for an update
Windows' forced automatic updates are probably the most hated aspect of the operating system. They can pop up when you're working against the clock, in the middle of presentations or while y...
04:42 pm -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget Caviar will cover medical costs for injured couriers
Insurance for app-based couriers and drivers tends to be inconsistent. It's not always available, sometimes costs drivers extra and may be focused more on protecting the company than the worker. ...
04:30 pm -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget In nuclear politics, one size doesn't fit all
No one wants to use nuclear weapons. Even President Harry S. Truman, the only leader in history to actually order and carry out a nuclear strike, was hesitant to use the United States' atomic ars...
04:09 pm -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget Twitter says supposed shadow ban of prominent Republicans is a bug
Yesterday, Vice published an article stating that Twitter was "shadow banning" prominent Republicans from the platform's search function. This accusation set off the president, who took...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget The best free and inexpensive mobile games
If you're a gamer on a budget, you don't have to drop hundreds of dollars on a console or $60 a pop on the latest triple-A titles. Chances are you already have a fantastic gaming machine in ...
03:33 pm -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget Snapchat taps power users to explain the app to advertisers
In a bid to increase advertiser spend, Snapchat is partnering businesses with its platform's best content makers. The pilot program, titled 'Snapchat Storytellers,' will link companies ...
03:16 pm -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget Amazon's facial recognition identified lawmakers as lawbreakers
The ACLU put Amazon's Rekognition facial scanning software to the test and the results were more than a little troubling. Comparing "every current member of the House and Senate" agains...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget Lenovo delivers the first Google Assistant smart display
Lenovo will start shipping the first Google Assistant smart display this weekend, marking the birth of a new range of products that could eventually include some of Echo Show's staunchest rivals....
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget Lenovo Smart Display: A worthy rival to the Echo Show
Amazon may have pioneered the smart-speaker movement, but Google isn't far behind. A year after Amazon debuted the first Echo, Google followed in its footsteps with the Home. The company copied A...
02:30 pm -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget Mercedes' new, affordable A-Class sedan is as smart as it is sleek
There's a lot to say about Mercedes-Benz's US-bound A-Class. It's a car of many firsts: The first A-Class model to appear in the US when it hits dealerships later this year; the first A...
02:15 pm -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget Send tracks from Amazon Music to Alexa devices with Alexa Cast
Today, Amazon announced that users listening to music through the Amazon Music app can now cast their tunes to any Alexa-enabled speaker from their phone. The feature is called, unsurprisingly, Alexa ...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium review: Too quirky for the mainstream
Sony's latest flagship is all about 4K HDR. The Xperia XZ2 Premium not only has a 4K HDR display, but it's also one of the first phones that can record video at that resolution and dynamic r...
01:40 pm -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget 'Surgeon Simulator' arrives on Nintendo Switch this fall
Surgeon Simulator. It's got a serious name but it's a pretty silly game, and now it's coming to a new platform designed to maximise the gory, comic fun. According to Boss Studios, it�...
01:30 pm -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget Lamborghinis high-performance Spyder turns physics into fun
If you're a car person, you've at least looked at a Lamborghini and wondered, "Are they as awesome as the mystique around them?" Sure, they conjure up images of guys wearing too mu...
01:16 pm -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget Notorious Denuvo gaming cracker Voksi arrested in Bulgaria
Anti-piracy tech company Denuvo isn't messing around when it comes to game hackers. It touts its digital rights management (DRM) tool as uncrackable and for the most part, it held up for years. B...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget The Japanese ensemble making music from old tape reels
Open Reel Ensemble doesn't play conventional instruments, like guitars, drums and keyboards. Instead, the Japanese band uses reel-to-reel tape recorders built by Pioneer and TEAC in the 1970s and...
12:38 pm -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget Samsung begins producing its battery-saving memory chips for phones
Smartphone makers are finding it difficult to make their phones stand out in an increasingly competitive market. As well as continuously rolling out new software features and improved displays, someti...
12:21 pm -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget GSK to use 23andMes DNA library in drug development
DNA testing company 23andMe has partnered with pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), in a bid to develop new drug treatments. 23andMe, which gives customers insight into their genetic makeup via...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget Samsung teases improved battery life for the Galaxy Note 9
Samsung is releasing a series of teasers leading up to its Galaxy Note 9 unpacked event on August 9th, and the first appears to confirm rumors that the new smartphone will have improved battery life. ...
11:20 am -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget Spotify added 8 million paid subscribers thanks to family plans
For its second ever earnings report, Spotify said it now has 83 million paid subscribers, up 8 million over its first earnings quarter in May. That's a pretty significant boost, and at the top en...
11:03 am -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget 'Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice' is getting the VR treatment
British developer Ninja Theory is bringing its critically acclaimed Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive later this month. The new version will be available as a free upda...
10:30 am -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Samsung's 'unbreakable' smartphone display gets tested
Hey, good morning! Welcome to Thursday! We're talking about Samsung's 'unbreakable' phone screen, how Facebook is making money no matter how much bad news comes its way, and those ...
10:05 am -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget LG's big advertising push on flagship phones didn't work
LG's phone division is still tanking, despite the tech giant's massive shift in mobile strategy. Based on the Korean company's earnings report for April to June this year, its mobile ar...
09:02 am -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget LifeLock ID theft protection leak could have aided identity thieves
LifeLock's identity theft protection service suffered from a security flaw that put users' identities in jeopardy. The event forced its parent company, Symantec, to pull its website down to ...
07:29 am -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget Panasonic's Android Toughbooks can swap batteries on the fly
Panasonic has launched two new handheld Toughbooks for the workplace, and in addition to being rugged, they also have removable batteries. To be precise, the company says their batteries are "war...
05:57 am -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget Tommy Hilfiger tracks, rewards you for wearing its smart clothes
How do you convince everyday people to serve as unofficial ambassadors for a fashion brand? Make smart clothes, apparently. Tommy Hilfiger is launching a Tommy Jeans Xplore garment line that uses embe...
04:44 am -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget Epic quickly nerfs the new 'Fortnite' SMG after complaints
The v5.10 Fortnite update that brought back our beloved Playground mode also added something else -- this new gun. Unfortunately, the "high capacity, fast firing Compact SMG" was just a litt...
03:43 am -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget Study backs blood test that gauges seriousness of concussions
Remember how the FDA approved a blood test that could determine the severity of a concussion? It's now clear just why the FDA gave its approval. The Lancet Neurology has published the study at ...
02:12 am -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget Philip K. Dicks The Great C is coming to VR
A VR adaptation of Philip K. Dick's short story "The Great C" is headed to the Venice Film Festival, Variety reports. First published in 1953, the story centers on a human tribe living ...
12:25 am -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget Samsung's 'unbreakable' display survives UL scrutiny
Phone makers have promised unbreakable phone screens for years, but they tend to involve awkward compromises like soft, scratchable surfaces. Samsung Display might just fulfill that promise, though. ...
12:14 am -04 - Thu, July 26, 2018
Engadget Ada Lovelace manuscript and algorithm fetch $125,000 at auction
A manuscript written by Ada Lovelace, who's considered by many to be the first computer programmer, was just sold at auction for more than $125,000, the Guardian reports. A first edition and just...
11:22 pm -04 - Wed, July 25, 2018
Engadget Qualcomm: Apple's next iPhones won't use our wireless chips
You might see the practical impact of the Apple-Qualcomm royalty feud in the very near future. As part of an earnings call, Qualcomm financial chief George Davis told investors that his company believ...
10:47 pm -04 - Wed, July 25, 2018
Engadget 'PUBG Mobile' adds fast-paced War Mode and clans
PUBG Mobile just got some spicier gameplay, whether you're just looking for a quick fix or striving for glory. Both Android and iOS versions of the game now include War Mode, which ditches the f...
09:46 pm -04 - Wed, July 25, 2018
Engadget Coinbase users can convert crypto into gift cards
Coinbase announced today that it has teamed up with WeGift and customers in Europe and Australia will now be able to convert their cryptocurrency into e-gift cards. Gift cards are available for compan...
09:41 pm -04 - Wed, July 25, 2018
Engadget Facebook lost one million monthly active users to GDPR
The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation had a tangible impact on Facebook's user base -- if only just. While discussing its second quarter earnings, the social network reveal...
09:24 pm -04 - Wed, July 25, 2018
Engadget A prescient Steve Jobs predicted our obsession with mobile apps
As the App Store turns 10 this month, it's fascinating to see how it all began. While it may seem obvious that most people have a small rectangle of glass and metal that they spend a ton of time ...
09:07 pm -04 - Wed, July 25, 2018
Engadget Qualcomm gives up on buying chip giant NXP
Qualcomm has been trying to buy giant chip maker NXP for the better part of two years. All that patience might not have paid off, however. Qualcomm is planning to drop its bid for NXP by the end of Ju...
08:18 pm -04 - Wed, July 25, 2018
Engadget Despite scandals, Facebook is still raking in cash and users
It's no secret that 2018 has been quite a rocky year for Facebook, after controversies over the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal and, most recently, its handling of fake news on the platf...
08:03 pm -04 - Wed, July 25, 2018
Engadget Amazon will prevent command confusion on all Alexa devices
Amazon's Echo lineup, like some smart speakers, uses proximity detection to decide which device is best-suited to responding to your voice commands. It's a clever way to prevent multiple de...
07:33 pm -04 - Wed, July 25, 2018
Engadget YouTube removes multiple Alex Jones videos for hate speech
YouTube has taken down four videos from Alex Jones' channel, The Verge reports, and has issued the channel a strike. When a channel is found to be in violation of YouTube's community guideli...
07:18 pm -04 - Wed, July 25, 2018
Engadget The Coen Brothers' Netflix series is actually a movie
Last year, the Coen Brothers announced that they would bring an anthology series about the American West to Netflix. Called The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, it was supposed to focus on six different stor...
07:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 25, 2018
Engadget Android Oreo Go edition review: Scaled-down software meets cheap hardware
Google CEO Sundar Pichai said in early 2017 that emerging markets like India could really use smartphones that cost as little as $30. Android Go, which was announced at the company's I/O develope...
06:47 pm -04 - Wed, July 25, 2018
Engadget Alexa can now tell you the phone number of your favorite store
Amazon has been working to make its voice assistant more Alexa more useful to users, and this latest feature will certainly help with that. The company is adding the hours, phone numbers and addresses...
06:35 pm -04 - Wed, July 25, 2018
Engadget Android P's final test release is here
Android P just edged one step closer to completion -- Google has released the final preview version of its upcoming mobile OS. The beta includes the system behavior you can expect in the completed ve...
06:21 pm -04 - Wed, July 25, 2018
Engadget YouTube's virtual reality app is now available on Samsung Gear VR
YouTube VR is already available for PlayStation VR, Daydream and HTC Vive. Now Google is making the app available for Gear VR users this week. The company is also introducing a new feature to let you ...
06:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 25, 2018
Engadget Dropbox just made it easier to find your files in Gmail
A few years ago, Dropbox partnered with Microsoft, and the official line about the partnership was that the cloud-storage company wanted to help its users work better and easier in the tools they'...
05:44 pm -04 - Wed, July 25, 2018
Engadget What's coming to Netflix in August: 'Disenchantment' and 'Ozark'
Shiny profile icons aren't all that's new on Netflix this month. Headlining the streaming service's new shows are Simpsons-creator Matt Groening's Disenchantment and Ozark's s...
05:30 pm -04 - Wed, July 25, 2018
Engadget eBay adds drag-and-drop ability to its image search tool
Last year, eBay launched a visual search capability for its mobile app that makes it possible to find items with pictures instead of words. Now, the auction platform is making it even easier to use --...
05:12 pm -04 - Wed, July 25, 2018
Engadget Realm Royales closed beta starts on consoles next week
After amassing thousands of viewers on Twitch.tv, and briefly cracking Steam's top five most-played games in its second week of release, Hi-Rez Studio's decision to bring its free-to-play fa...
04:50 pm -04 - Wed, July 25, 2018
Engadget Scientists may have found liquid water on Mars
Today, scientists announced that they have detected what could be a large reservoir of liquid water under the surface of Mars. The "lake" measures 20-km across and is located about 1.5 km be...
04:37 pm -04 - Wed, July 25, 2018
Engadget Google now has its own hardware security keys
Yesterday, Google revealed that it completely cut phishing attacks against more than 85,000 employees by making them use hardware security keys. They're small USB drive-sized devices that handle ...
04:19 pm -04 - Wed, July 25, 2018
Engadget Facebook cracks down on fake news ahead of Brazil elections
Facebook took down 196 pages and 87 accounts used by a right-wing Brazilian activist group to spread fake news, Reuters reports. According to the publication's sources, the group, Movimento Brazi...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 25, 2018
Engadget The best mobile devices for students
There's no negotiating on this: You need a smartphone at college. Powerful flagships like the iPhone X and the Samsung Galaxy S9 promise speedy performance, but even more affordable options like ...
03:44 pm -04 - Wed, July 25, 2018
Engadget China pulls approval for Facebook startup incubator
So much for Facebook making inroads into China. Mere hours after regulators gave Facebook permission to open a startup incubator in the province of Zhejiang, the approval has disappeared -- and a New...
03:29 pm -04 - Wed, July 25, 2018
Engadget Waymo partners with Walmart for grocery pick-up in Phoenix
Walmart's latest move into tech is a partnership with Waymo. In Phoenix later this week, the pair will begin a pilot program where customers can order groceries on the retailer's website, ge...
03:08 pm -04 - Wed, July 25, 2018
Engadget Facebook's top lawyer is leaving the company
Facebook's week has taken another turn for the worse. The social network's general counsel Colin Stretch (above) has announced he's leaving the company by year's end, according to ...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 25, 2018
Engadget The rise, fall and return of the smartphone megapixel race
Sony recently unveiled a smartphone camera sensor with the highest resolution yet, a jaw-dropping 48 megapixels. That's more than the resolution of its $3,000, 42.4-megapixel A7R III mirrorless c...
02:39 pm -04 - Wed, July 25, 2018
Engadget Netflix grabs 'Snowpiercer' TV show outside the US and China (updated)
We've known for some time that the stunning and brutal post-apocalyptic movie Snowpiercer is being made into a TV series for TNT. Now, Netflix is joining in on the action by distributing the seri...
02:18 pm -04 - Wed, July 25, 2018
Engadget Adorable home robot Kuri is being discontinued
Cute mechanical companion Kuri is no more. In a blog post published today, manufacturer Mayfield Robotics said that operations have been paused while it evaluates the company's future, and that p...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 25, 2018
Engadget Nike Training Club for Apple Watch helps you focus on your workout
Workout-centric apps like Nike Training Club can help you refine your gym routine. There's one main problem, though: they typically ask you to stare at your phone, which can disrupt your flow and...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 25, 2018
Engadget Why Xbox spent a year designing the Adaptive Controller packaging
Kevin Marshall takes boxes very seriously. It's his job as Microsoft's creative director of global packaging and content, where he oversees design and practicality aspects of the containers ...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 25, 2018
Engadget Apple users can watch Hulu's 'Castle Rock' premiere for free
Apple is helping to promote Hulu's Castle Rock in a surprising way: By offering the premiere episode free on the Apple TV app. It'll be available to iPhone, iPad and Apple TV users in the US...
01:30 pm -04 - Wed, July 25, 2018
Engadget Tomorrow's transplant organs could come from human-pig hybrids
With a lion's head full of gnashing teeth sitting atop the body of a goat and a snake for a tail, the Chimera of Greek mythology is a terrifying sight -- and that's before it starts breathin...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 25, 2018
Engadget Netflix profile icons are getting a facelift
With all the money Netflix is spending on new shows, for awhile it's overlooked a small detail we all encounter before watching. The service's profile icons are soon getting a long overdue u...
12:29 pm -04 - Wed, July 25, 2018
Engadget FDA declares meat-free Impossible Burgers safe to eat
The Food and Drug Administration has finally given Impossible Burger's plant-based meat its stamp of approval. Impossible Foods submitted the meat substitute for review back in 2014, but the FDA ...
12:03 pm -04 - Wed, July 25, 2018
Engadget Snap has lost its Spectacles division chief
The head of Snap Lab, the hardware team behind Snap's camera-equipped Spectacles, has recently left the company following a restructuring that affects his division. Cheddar got its hands on the i...
11:35 am -04 - Wed, July 25, 2018
Engadget Facebook's outgoing security chief sent a damning company-wide memo
Facebook's outgoing security chief, Alex Stamos, sent a damning internal memo just days after the Cambridge Analytica scandal came to light, urging the company to "intentionally not collect ...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, July 25, 2018
Engadget Facebook's 'shared viewing' video feature is coming to all groups
Facebook has made it clear that it wants to make video a crucial part of its business, as it looks to compete with the likes of YouTube, Amazon and Netflix. And, over the past few months, the company&...
10:30 am -04 - Wed, July 25, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Chrome hates HTTP
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Apple is busy dealing with a performance-sapping problem on the new MacBook Pro, but we're getting you ready to go back to school with our latest buyer's...
09:05 am -04 - Wed, July 25, 2018
Engadget Steam Chat's messaging features are now available for all
After a few weeks of being limited to Steam's beta channel, a new Chat feature has rolled out for all users within the desktop app and on the web. Having an integrated friends list and chat syste...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, July 25, 2018
Engadget Bosch launches road condition alert service for self-driving vehicles
Today, Bosch has introduced a predictive road condition service that can help make sure self-driving vehicles remain safe even on wet and icy roads. The company says the technology can give automated ...
07:05 am -04 - Wed, July 25, 2018
Engadget Ford's self-driving division is now its own company
If Alphabet has Waymo and General Motors has GM Cruise, Ford has Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC. The automaker has created a separate company for its self-driving business, clearly taking a cue from the...
06:13 am -04 - Wed, July 25, 2018
Engadget Blockchain company Tron buys BitTorrent
A blockchain startup called Tron has closed its deal to buy the file-sharing service BitTorrent. Neither side disclosed how much Tron paid, but TechCrunch reports the price was around $126 million in ...
04:01 am -04 - Wed, July 25, 2018
Engadget Nikon confirms new full-frame FX mirrorless cameras and lens mount
It's official: Nikon will soon launch a full-frame mirrorless camera system with a brand a new lens mount. In a press release, it announced that it's developing a "next-generation full-...
02:09 am -04 - Wed, July 25, 2018
Engadget Watch the Google Cloud Next keynote in under 13 minutes
With the Google Next 2018 conference -- the I/O for cloud computing -- now underway in San Francisco, the company spent some time Tuesday morning crowing over its most recent cloud-based accomplishmen...
01:34 am -04 - Wed, July 25, 2018
Engadget Sega is releasing a 'Phantasy Star' mobile game in Japan
Phantasy Star is a popular Sega RPG franchise that spawned numerous titles; it was Sega's answer to the Final Fantasy series. Now, for the franchise's 30th anniversary, Sega has announced a ...
12:05 am -04 - Wed, July 25, 2018
Engadget 'GTA Online' rewards you for watching Facebook livestreams
You now have good reasons to watch GTA Online streams besides the thrill of the gameplay itself. Now that the After Hours expansion is available, Rockstar is using Facebook's In-Stream Rewards t...
10:59 pm -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget Facebook deal with Washington ends ad filtering for ethnicity
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that Facebook has signed an agreement that will prevent advertisers promoting housing, credit, employment, insurance or businesses open to the ...
10:41 pm -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget DirecTV Now helped AT&T turn around its shrinking video business
It's been clear for a while that DirecTV Now is keeping AT&amp;T's TV subscriber numbers in the black, but it's now apparent just how much it's turning around its once-ailing v...
10:03 pm -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget 'Guacamelee 2' brings mayhem to PS4 and PC on August 21st
You only have to wait a few more weeks to get another fix of Mexico-inspired Metroidvania action. DrinkBox has announced that Guacamelee 2 will reach PS4 and Steam (for Windows PCs) on August 21st for...
09:40 pm -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget Elgato introduces a $100 mini version of its livestream controller
Elgato introduced its $150 Stream Deck Live last year, which gives streamers quick access to customized broadcasting shortcuts. A month after the company was acquired by peripheral and computer parts ...
09:21 pm -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget Volvo's all-electric Polestar 2 will go up against the Model 3
Now that Polestar's first car (and its only hybrid car) is out the door, what's it going to do for the purely electric follow-up? Give Tesla's Model 3 a run for the money, apparently. C...
08:58 pm -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget Uber drivers have completed more than 10 billion trips
Uber announced today that on June 10th, 173 trips and deliveries that began simultaneously pushed the company past a record of 10 billion completed trips. Uber hit its 10 billionth trip just over a ye...
08:13 pm -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget Retired professor sues Lyft for patent infringement
A retired Georgia Institute of Technology professor has sued Lyft for patent infringement, Reuters reports. The professor, Stephen Dickerson, filed his complaint with the New York Southern District Co...
07:49 pm -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget Firefox is the latest browser to block autoplaying web audio
Firefox is finally joining the ranks of web browsers that block autoplaying web sounds. Mozilla's latest Nightly builds for Firefox now include an option to mute autoplaying audio, hopefully sav...
07:21 pm -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget Facebook tiptoes into China by opening a startup incubator
After years of trying and failing to get its social network unblocked in China (where it has been unavailable since 2009), Facebook is trying a different approach to make inroads into the vast market....
06:47 pm -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget Google Docs uses AI to catch your grammar mistakes
You no longer have to turn to tools like Grammarly if your Google Docs output lacks polish. As part of a sweeping set of updates aimed mostly at G Suite users, Google has introduced grammar suggestion...
06:30 pm -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget Tesla asking suppliers for money back is a risky move
The Model 3 will do one of two things for Tesla: It'll make the company a profitable seller of cars, solar panels, and batteries; or, it'll drag it further into debt. To keep the latter from...
06:12 pm -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget Iris scanner AI can tell the difference between the living and the dead
It's possible to use a dead person's fingerprints to unlock a device, but could you get away with exploiting the dead using an iris scanner? Not if a team of Polish researchers have their w...
06:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget Twitter tightens requirements to get rid of 'low quality' apps
Twitter's efforts to fight spam are now focusing more on the apps generating that junk. As of today, every developer who wants to use Twitter's app toolkit has to go through an account appli...
05:49 pm -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget Samsung's AR Emoji will soon be a little more realistic
Samsung's unsettling AR Emoji were the standout feature during the Galaxy S9's reveal last year, and now it's giving them an update. The company promises more granular adjustments for f...
05:30 pm -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget Five years later, the Chromecast still holds its own
There aren't many gadgets that I'm still using five years after I buy them, except for maybe a laptop. Even then, that's getting quite long in the tooth given how quickly upgrades arriv...
05:14 pm -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget Test out 'Dragon Ball FighterZ' on Nintendo Switch this August
Bandai Namco announced in June that Dragon Ball FighterZ will arrive on the Nintendo Switch in September. And now the publisher has revealed that an open beta will be available to Switch players start...
05:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget Apple blames software bug for MacBook Pro CPU throttling, issues fix
It turns out that it's not the MacBook Pro's slim design that's holding back Intel's Core i9 CPU -- it's a software bug, according to Apple. The company admitted to the issue ...
04:46 pm -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget SEC charges Fyre Festival founder with fraud
The SEC announced today that it has filed fraud charges against three men behind the disastrous Fyre Festival. Billy McFarland, two companies he founded -- Fyre Media, Inc. and Magnises, Inc. -- his C...
04:35 pm -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget Uber resumes self-driving car tests, but only in manual mode
Uber stopped all self-driving car tests following a fatal accident in Tempe, Arizona earlier this year, but today they're getting back on the road in limited fashion. The company says that it is ...
04:30 pm -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget Check out Engadget's 2018 back-to-school guide!
You know the drill: We spend all year reviewing and writing about the latest and greatest in tech, and then twice a year we drop a ton of buying advice in the form of shopping guides. It's July, ...
04:15 pm -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget Twitch Creator Camp teaches the fundamentals of livestreaming
It's easy to start streaming on a service like Twitch, but there's a ton of work involved in creating a production that will reel in the viewers, whether it's mastering your audio and l...
04:07 pm -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget Twitter is having a hard time enforcing its age policy
Once Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect in May, Twitter began enforcing its age policy more aggressively, and unfortunately for some users, that meant having thei...
04:02 pm -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget The rarest 'Rocket League' items only drop 1 percent of the time
Rocket League developer Psyonix wants you to know the chances of scoring a black market item for your ride, up front. Drop rates are as follows: rare (55 percent), very rare (28 percent), import (12 p...
03:44 pm -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget Verizon is bringing residential 5G service to Houston
Verizon has promised that it will turn on 5G service in both Sacramento and Los Angeles this year, and now it's added a new city to the list. The company announced today that it will launch 5G in...
03:31 pm -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget EU fines ASUS, Philips and others for online price fixing
Days ago, the EU Commission fined Google a record-setting &euro;4.3 billion ($5 billion) for antitrust violations. Now it's handed down a combined &euro;111 million in fines to four elect...
03:16 pm -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget Chrome now alerts you to unsecure HTTP sites
Chrome has already taken numerous measures to inform users if they're on an unencrypted HTTP website, but from today it's going one step further, displaying a warning whenever you visit an u...
03:01 pm -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget GM's new car-sharing program allows owners to rent their vehicles
Earlier this year, there were rumors that GM was going to launch a car sharing service, allowing GM owners to rent out their personal vehicles to make some quick cash. Now, the company has confirmed i...
02:39 pm -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget You can now tell Google Assistant to make Duo video calls
Despite Google's best efforts, Google Assistant has often been overshadowed by its more efficient, feature-laden counterparts, such as Alexa and Siri. However, the company is taking steps to make...
02:18 pm -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget Google video teases all-white look for Gmail and other apps
Google has been revamping its Material Design guidelines for internal and third-party products. We've already seen previews of how the look of Google's own products will change, from Android...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget Catching the ISS's fleeting pass between enormous sunspots
Astrophotography requires abundant patience and planning, but as Spanish photographer Dani Caxete has shown, you sometimes need quick reflexes, too. His entry in the Astronomy Photographer of the Year...
01:51 pm -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget The next stop for Whole Foods delivery is NYC
Amazon is expanding its Whole Foods Delivery service to five new cities. Prime Now subscribers in New York City, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach and Long Island will be able to sift through a varie...
01:30 pm -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget How to delete old tweets so you don't get fired
This past Friday, Disney shocked fans of the Marvel Comic Universe with a stunning announcement that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 director James Gunn had been fired from the project after decade-old...
01:14 pm -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget Russian hackers are inside US utility networks
Russian hackers infiltrated the control rooms of US utility companies last year, reaching a point where they "could have thrown switches," The Wall Street Journal reports. The paper cites of...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget Motiv ring is ready to track your activity on Android
Motiv's Android app is now out of beta, and the full version comes with features its iOS counterpart had upon launch. It can track your activity, sleep and resting heart rate, it works with Amazo...
12:30 pm -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget Sony exec wants a partner to help expand Crackle's streaming
Few people would probably speak of Crackle in the same breath as Netflix or Hulu, but Sony continues to fight for its ad-supported streaming service's place in people's devices. According to...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget eBay adds Apple Pay as a payment option
eBay is spreading its wings now that it has officially started transitioning to a non-PayPal payment system. This fall, it's adding Apple Pay as one of its first options on the new payment platfo...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget Vizio's super bright P-Series Quantum TV is now available
You can finally get your hands on Vizio's flagship 2018 4K TV, the 65-inch P-Series Quantum, starting today. The $2,100 set is the company's most advanced TV yet, with 2,000 nits of peak bri...
11:31 am -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget Toshiba's SSDs are the first to use 96-layer 3D flash chips
Toshiba has unveiled the XG6 series, the first SSDs to be built with its cutting-edge 96-layer 3D flash tech. The XG6 series of NVM Express (NVMe) SSDs use BiCS 3D flash memory with 3-bits-per-cell th...
10:48 am -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Lo-fi chill beats study mix
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.After a busy Monday, we have all of the new Macbook Pro impressions you can stand plus an unexpected peek at Apple's iPhone repair process. Also, we have a re...
10:30 am -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget Xiaomi targets Europe with two cheap Android One phones
Remember Android One? Google launched the program in 2014 as a way to improve cheap, low-end Android phones. These days, though, that responsibility has passed to Android Go -- a new version of the op...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget Kano's next coding kit is a Harry Potter wand
Harry Potter fans have plenty of replica wands to choose from. Some are designed for children, with mystical sound effects and LED lights. Others hew closer to movie props with beautifully carved hand...
08:02 am -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget Reprogrammable braille could shrink books to a few pages
Braille displays have made the digital world more accessible to those with vision issues, but readers who prefer the portability of a book haven't had that upgrade. Even a typical book might req...
06:40 am -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget Cell-sized robots could help find disease within your body
Small robots aren't anything new, from DARPA's insect-sized disaster relief bots to diminutive inchworms powered by humidity. Now, though, researchers at MIT have likely created the smallest...
05:20 am -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget Mandatory keys cut successful phishing attacks on Google to zero
Google might have just made itself the biggest example of how security keys can work better than other forms of multi-factor authentication. According to Krebs on Security, ever since the tech giant r...
04:01 am -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget Yelp's hygiene score cards for restaurants go nationwide
Back in 2013, Yelp introduced an attribute that someone who values hygiene above all else would love: restaurants' health inspection scores. The website has only been displaying ratings on select...
03:58 am -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget What's on TV: 'No Man's Sky,' 'Extinction' and 'Ready Player One'
Discovery has its annual Shark Week event again, and from what I can see, at least there are no alien shark documentaries on the list this year. Meanwhile Netflix is premiering its latest studio casto...
02:47 am -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget Spotify uses your listening history to find festival tickets
It isn't always easy to choose which music festivals to attend. You might not be aware that your dream festival exists, and the ones you do know may only have one or two artists you'd actua...
01:20 am -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget Verizon looks to Apple or Google for live TV over 5G
Verizon may be looking for some help launching its 5G home internet service with a bang. Sources talking to Bloomberg have claimed that Big Red is looking to team up with either Apple or Google to pr...
12:53 am -04 - Tue, July 24, 2018
Engadget 'Day of the Tentacle' fans create free, unofficial sequel
The classic point-and-click adventure game Day of the Tentacle was released a hair over 25 years ago, so fans have been waiting a long time for a follow-up. With little sign of Double Fine releasing a...
11:49 pm -04 - Mon, July 23, 2018
Engadget Microsoft's next Xbox could have a cloud-only counterpart
Microsoft hasn't said much about its next Xbox consoles other than to acknowledge than they're in development. Details appear to be trickling out, though, and the biggest news may be what i...
10:52 pm -04 - Mon, July 23, 2018
Engadget The C64 Mini brings its nostalgia to the US on October 9th
You no longer have to toy with importing The C64 Mini if you just have to relive a childhood spent mashing on a Commodore 64's keys. Retro Games has announced that its '80s revival will rea...
09:58 pm -04 - Mon, July 23, 2018
Engadget Alita takes on a ton of cyborgs in new Alita: Battle Angel trailer
A new trailer for Alita: Battle Angel, the long-awaited adaptation from James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez, has just been released, and in it we see Alita battling a whole of slew cyborgs as she fight...
09:36 pm -04 - Mon, July 23, 2018
Engadget YouTube tests Explore tab for even more video recommendations
YouTube experiments with new features all the time, including GIF-like video previews and auto-generated thumbnails. Now, the video-sharing company is testing a new Explore tab that it will roll out t...
09:17 pm -04 - Mon, July 23, 2018
Engadget Amazons Man in the High Castle returns October 5th
A teaser for the upcoming third season of Amazon's The Man in the High Castle aired today at Comic-Con and it shows that the resistance is more determined than ever to take down the Nazis. But th...
08:58 pm -04 - Mon, July 23, 2018
Engadget Researchers capture high-resolution image of a complete fruit fly brain
Scientists have created a high-resolution image of a fruit fly brain that will let researchers trace the connections of neurons throughout the brain. A team at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute'...
08:37 pm -04 - Mon, July 23, 2018
Engadget Samsung leaked the upcoming Galaxy Watch on its own website
Samsung has dropped multiple hints that the Galaxy Watch is on the way. If there was any doubt that the likely Gear S3 successor is on the way, however, the company just removed it: CNET and Twitter ...
08:27 pm -04 - Mon, July 23, 2018
Engadget Alphabet's quarterly profits fall after $5 billion EU fine
Google's parent company Alphabet is presenting its quarterly earnings today, just a week after Google was hit with a $5.04 billion fine from the EU Commission regarding antitrust violations aroun...
08:16 pm -04 - Mon, July 23, 2018
Engadget Alexa can crank the bass on your Echo when you ask
Amazon is giving you more control over audio with an Alexa update that lets you adjust the equalizer and sound modes using your voice. So if you think the music you're listening to on your Amazon...
07:55 pm -04 - Mon, July 23, 2018
Engadget Olympics officials take baby steps toward recognizing eSports
Officials from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) just convened to discuss how, if at all, they can integrate eSports into the...
07:55 pm -04 - Mon, July 23, 2018
Engadget Olympic officials take baby steps toward recognizing esports
Officials from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) just convened to discuss how, if at all, they can integrate esports into the...
07:34 pm -04 - Mon, July 23, 2018
Engadget Russia considers fake news law that would fine social networks
Russia is considering a new law that would allow the government to punish websites and social networks for user posts deemed inaccurate, the New York Times reports. If passed, the new law would requir...
07:19 pm -04 - Mon, July 23, 2018
Engadget 'Fortnite' Playground mode returns on July 25th
Don't worry if you're still suffering from withdrawal symptoms while Epic retools Fortnite's Playground mode -- its return is just around the corner. The developer has confirmed that it...
07:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 23, 2018
Engadget The science behind the 'beats to study to' craze
I sit at my desk at least eight hours a day. Between the steady pings from Slack, my trusty group chat and the siren song of the greater internet, staying focused can be difficult. As I write this, I&...
06:37 pm -04 - Mon, July 23, 2018
Engadget 'Mario Kart' Hot Wheels cars arrive next summer
Not every Mario Kart fan has the means to move their obsession into real life by flying to Japan and checking out a Mario Kart ride at a theme park or tearing around the streets of Tokyo in a go-kart ...
06:16 pm -04 - Mon, July 23, 2018
Engadget Leaked Apple repair videos offer a peek behind the curtain
Apple products aren't necessarily made for you to repair them at home; you generally need to take your ailing iPhone or Macbook Pro into an Apple retail store for any significant fixes or part re...
05:54 pm -04 - Mon, July 23, 2018
Engadget Amazons Echo Show lets users tap the screen to access Alexa
Amazon is making it easier for those with hearing and speech impairments to utilize Alexa. Starting today, the Echo Show will have an option to toggle on a new feature called "Tap to Alexa,"...
05:35 pm -04 - Mon, July 23, 2018
Engadget Nikon teases its first full-frame mirrorless cameras
If you thought Nikon was going to introduce its first full-frame mirrorless cameras without some fanfare, you had another thing coming. Nikon has posted a teaser video and "In Pursuit of Light&qu...
05:20 pm -04 - Mon, July 23, 2018
Engadget Trump proposal would end California's tougher car emission standards
It's no secret that the Trump administration is bristling at the Clean Air Act waiver that lets California apply stricter car emissions standards -- the state effectively determines the standards...
05:03 pm -04 - Mon, July 23, 2018
Engadget Uber whistleblower Susan Fowler's next chapter: NYT editor
Susan Fowler (now Susan Fowler Rigetti) has had a momentous, influential year and a half. Her blog post exposing sexual harassment culture at Uber not only prompted a change in corporate culture, but ...
04:48 pm -04 - Mon, July 23, 2018
Engadget Tesla reportedly asks for money back on payments to suppliers
Tesla's financial woes have been in the headlines for awhile now, and their latest move isn't exactly one that instills confidence. According to The Wall Street Journal, Tesla has been sendi...
04:30 pm -04 - Mon, July 23, 2018
Engadget MacBook Pro review (2018): Apple plays catch-up
With the new MacBook Pro, Apple is just trying to keep pace with the rest of the computing industry. The biggest upgrade is Intel's latest CPUs, which have been popping up in PCs since last fall....
04:06 pm -04 - Mon, July 23, 2018
Engadget Boeings spacecraft faces even longer delays after propellant leak
The road to NASA's Commercial Crew -- restoring human spaceflight capabilities to the US -- has been bumpy, to say the least. And now, it appears that there has been another setback. Ars Technica...
03:44 pm -04 - Mon, July 23, 2018
Engadget Amazons Manchester City soccer docu-series debuts August 17th
Now that the World Cup is over, the football world can settle back to obsessing over the Premier League. And just in time, Amazon's documentary series All or Nothing: Manchester City is arriving ...
03:22 pm -04 - Mon, July 23, 2018
Engadget Netgears Arlo is launching a smart doorbell
Today, Netgear announced that it is launching a Arlo-branded doorbell that works seamlessly with its line of security cameras and security lights. The wire-free Arlo Audio Doorbell can replace your tr...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 23, 2018
Engadget The Andromeda galaxy ate our sister galaxy
The Andromeda galaxy is our closest galactic neighbor, and it apparently has been hiding a dark past. Scientists from the University of Michigan discovered that this sinister figure cannibalized our s...
02:46 pm -04 - Mon, July 23, 2018
Engadget How 5G makes use of millimeter waves
It took a while, but the first ever 5G spec was finally approved late last year. 5G NR, as it's called, will bring about super fast mobile internet by tapping into new spectrum. We're expect...
02:26 pm -04 - Mon, July 23, 2018
Engadget New York's JFK airport will screen luggage with a CT scanner
Some passengers traveling through JFK airport will soon have the contents of their luggage examined through a CT scanner. American Airlines has donated eight of the machines to the TSA, one of which h...
02:03 pm -04 - Mon, July 23, 2018
Engadget UK commits to full fiber broadband by 2033
Earlier this year, the UK hit its goal of broadband speeds of over 24 Mbps for 95 percent of users. Now, the country has a new goal. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media &amp; Sport has set ...
01:35 pm -04 - Mon, July 23, 2018
Engadget SpaceX Hyperloop pod reached almost 300 mph in latest competition
Contestants lined their prospective Hyperloop pods on SpaceX's 1.25-kilometer track at the company's Hawthorne, California headquarters -- and for the third time, the WARR student team from ...
01:08 pm -04 - Mon, July 23, 2018
Engadget Russia may send a robot 'crew' to space in 2019
Leveraging robotics to undertake dangerous missions has obvious benefits for mankind, and space travel is no exception. In 2011, NASA sent its dexterous assistant 'Robonaut 2' on a trip to t...
12:15 pm -04 - Mon, July 23, 2018
Engadget Samsung plans to turn 'The Wall' display into a home TV
At CES 2018, Samsung unveiled "The Wall," a 146-inch 4K TV with MicroLED tech that offers many of the benefits of OLED TVs, like pure blacks and bright whites. Today, display president Han J...
11:30 am -04 - Mon, July 23, 2018
Engadget Qualcomm's 5G antennas are primed for next year's phones
One of the biggest challenges in tapping millimeter waves (mmWaves) for 5G is overcoming signal interference. Because they're easily disrupted by something as simple as someone walking in between...
10:45 am -04 - Mon, July 23, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: The end of the world's cheapest car
Good morning there! The world's cheapest car is retiring, there's a Nerf gun for your favorite miserable, masked Overwatch character, and Samsung has its own wireless charging plans for all ...
10:15 am -04 - Mon, July 23, 2018
Engadget Liquid metal battery could lower cost of storing renewable energy
As dreamy as it might be to combine renewable energy sources with storage batteries, there's a problem: those batteries are expensive. It might take you years to recoup the costs. You'll b...
09:25 am -04 - Mon, July 23, 2018
Engadget Sony unveils world's first 48-megapixel smartphone sensor
Is it best to have a high-resolution smartphone camera sensor or a lower-resolution one with better light sensitivity? Sony says you can have both with its latest stacked CMOS image sensor. The IMX586...
08:31 am -04 - Mon, July 23, 2018
Engadget Amazon sets its sights on official soccer shirt sales
Amazon's foray into clothing and fashion has been met with mixed responses, particularly from major labels that believe its marketplace could devalue their brand. That notion doesn't seem to...
07:35 am -04 - Mon, July 23, 2018
Engadget DARPA pushes for AI that can explain its decisions
Companies like to flaunt their use of artificial intelligence to the point where it's virtually meaningless, but the truth is that AI as we know it is still quite dumb. While it can generate usef...
05:23 am -04 - Mon, July 23, 2018
Engadget Tata will stop selling the 'world's cheapest car'
Tata's Nano was supposed to be a revolution in automotive design when it was unveiled in 2008 as the world's cheapest car -- in theory, it opened the door to vehicle ownership for people who...
03:14 am -04 - Mon, July 23, 2018
Engadget NASA helps businesses make use of its satellite data
NASA has made its raw satellite data widely available for a long while. Now that it has a privatization-minded leader, though, it's looking to make that data more palatable for the business crowd...
01:35 am -04 - Mon, July 23, 2018
Engadget HomePod may get phone call support and multiple timers
While Apple was quiet about HomePod updates at WWDC, that doesn't mean it's twiddling its thumbs -- its staff are privately testing pre-release software. And now, we might now what that soft...
12:04 am -04 - Mon, July 23, 2018
Engadget 'Cosmos: Possible Worlds' trailer explores alien life and butterflies
After the briefest of teases at the start of the year, Fox is ready to show Cosmos: Possible Worlds in earnest. The network has released an initial trailer that suggests Possible Worlds will follow t...
10:33 pm -04 - Sun, July 22, 2018
Engadget NSA leader creates task force to fight Russian cyberattacks
The President might have claimed that Russia stopped hacking the US, but intelligence officials know otherwise -- and they're stepping up their fight against the ongoing threat. Recently install...
09:01 pm -04 - Sun, July 22, 2018
Engadget 'Disenchantment' trailer reveals a fantasy land gone wrong
Netflix has finally offered more than a brief peek at Matt Groening's Disenchantment. The streaming service has posted the first full trailer for the animated series, and it's evident from ...
07:27 pm -04 - Sun, July 22, 2018
Engadget Snapchat ends its peer-to-peer payment service on August 30th
Snap's one-time hope of becoming a major player in money transfers has come to an ignominious end. The company has confirmed to TechCrunch that it's discontinuing its Snapcash service on Au...
06:01 pm -04 - Sun, July 22, 2018
Engadget Google reportedly offered Android changes to EU in 2017
The European Union may have characterized its $5 billion Android antitrust fine as punishment for an intransigent Google, but the practical reality might be different. Bloomberg sources have claimed ...
04:30 pm -04 - Sun, July 22, 2018
Engadget The best website builder for small businesses
By Kevin PurdyThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commissio...
03:00 pm -04 - Sun, July 22, 2018
Engadget After Math: Redemption songs
Self-inflicted SNAFUs are an inevitable, albeit cringe-inducing, aspect of life -- whether that's referring to the veteran who helped save a squad of young soccer players as "pedo guy" ...
01:29 pm -04 - Sun, July 22, 2018
Engadget Samsung may have an answer to Apple's AirPower wireless charger
Whenever Apple releases its AirPower multi-device charger, it might have some fresh competition. Recently discovered images and listings have revealed Samsung's Wireless Charger Duo, which (as t...
12:00 pm -04 - Sun, July 22, 2018
Engadget Ben Heck's Atari 800 handheld, part 2
Will Pie Face be defeated at last? Does the Atari 800 portable work? Do we get to see more soldering? Find out in this episode of The Ben Heck Show where Felix and Ben put the finishing touches to the...
07:49 am -04 - Sun, July 22, 2018
Engadget Apple might have to approve India's anti-spam app in six months
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has introduced a new policy to fight spam calls and text that could impact Apple's huge expansion plans in the country. Under the new rule, carrie...
03:11 am -04 - Sun, July 22, 2018
Engadget Harvard's robot arm can grab squishy sea animals without hurting them
As you might imagine, you can't just grab extra-soft sea creatures like jellyfish or octopuses when you want to study them. Not if you want them to remain intact, anyway. Thankfully, researcher...
01:31 am -04 - Sun, July 22, 2018
Engadget Magic Leap signs content deal with comics giant Grant Morrison
Magic Leap has teamed up with Scotland-based Square Slice Studios, which was co-founded by comic book industry veteran Grant Morrison, to create content for its mixed reality headset. You might know t...
12:03 am -04 - Sun, July 22, 2018
Engadget The first 'Overwatch' Nerf blaster arrives in 2019
So far, replicating the distinctive weapons of Overwatch has usually meant a whole lot of crafting, and you still aren't likely end up with something that works. Hasbro, thankfully, is about to ...
10:32 pm -04 - Sat, July 21, 2018
Engadget New York officials recognize three Uber drivers as employees
New York authorities have reached a decision that could change the way Uber drivers are classified -- at least when it comes to unemployment insurance. The New York State Unemployment Insurance Appeal...
08:59 pm -04 - Sat, July 21, 2018
Engadget Tesla's Model 3 Performance has an experimental 'Track Mode'
Tesla's Model 3 is very quick, especially if you spring for the dual-motor Performance variant, but it's still tame for safety's sake. What if you want to launch an all-out assault on ...
07:31 pm -04 - Sat, July 21, 2018
Engadget Ridesharing livestreams on Twitch raise privacy worries
When you step into a ridesharing car, you probably assume that whatever you do inside the vehicle won't be recorded for posterity. But what if it turned out that you were not only on camera, but ...
07:31 pm -04 - Sat, July 21, 2018
Engadget Ridesharing livestreams on Twitch raise privacy worries (update: Uber cuts access)))
When you step into a ridesharing car, you probably assume that whatever you do inside the vehicle won't be recorded for posterity. But what if it turned out that you were not only on camera, but ...
07:31 pm -04 - Sat, July 21, 2018
Engadget Ridesharing livestreams on Twitch raise privacy worries (update: Uber cuts access)
When you step into a ridesharing car, you probably assume that whatever you do inside the vehicle won't be recorded for posterity. But what if it turned out that you were not only on camera, but ...
05:58 pm -04 - Sat, July 21, 2018
Engadget Facebook hopes to launch an internet satellite in early 2019
Facebook has cooperated on internet satellite initiatives (with less-than-ideal results), but there's been precious little word of plans to make its own satellite beyond high-level promises. Now...
04:30 pm -04 - Sat, July 21, 2018
Engadget Recommended Reading: The accent struggle for Alexa and Google Assistant
The accent gapDrew Harwell,The Washington PostSmart speakers (and the virtual assistants they house) offer voice control for so many connected devices it's hard to keep count. Those audio gadgets...
02:28 pm -04 - Sat, July 21, 2018
Engadget The Macallan distillery opens up for 4D virtual reality tours
Not everyone has the means to travel to Scotland and visit their favorite distillery a la Ron Swanson. To help connoisseurs live out their dreams of traipsing through its facilities, The Macallan has ...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, July 21, 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 few days we'll investigate the foibles of a few tech CEOs and take a ride in Pors...
07:48 am -04 - Sat, July 21, 2018
Engadget Netflix and Shonda Rhimes reveal eight exclusive series in the works
On Friday Netflix revealed the first eight series in the works as a result of its production deal with Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes. They include a previously-announced show focusing on t...
02:47 am -04 - Sat, July 21, 2018
Engadget 'Ghost Recon Wildlands' adds a hardcore permadeath mode
Ubisoft isn't just relying on cameos from aliens and iconic game characters to inject extra life into Ghost Recon Wildlands. When the Special Operation 2 pack arrives on July 24th, it'll in...
01:05 am -04 - Sat, July 21, 2018
Engadget NASA and the UAE will team up for human spaceflight
The UAE is the latest country to sign a deal with NASA to cooperate on human spaceflight. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine tweeted about the joint letter of intent today, which was also signed by Dr...
12:32 am -04 - Sat, July 21, 2018
Engadget 'Star Trek: Discovery' mini episodes arrive this fall
CBS All Access won't have the next season of Star Trek: Discovery ready for streaming until early 2019, but fans won't have to wait until then for new content. Today at Comic-Con executive p...
11:07 pm -04 - Fri, July 20, 2018
Engadget 'GTA: Online' goes clubbin' next week with 'After Hours'
A little bit of Liberty City is coming to GTA: Online very, very soon. "Gay" Tony Prince, first seen in Grand Theft Auto IV's "The Ballad of Gay Tony" expansion from 2009, is ...
09:46 pm -04 - Fri, July 20, 2018
Engadget Smart record presses promise consistent audio quality at a global scale
The manufacturer of what's one of the best sounding record pressing machines today is taking a step into the future. Viryl Technologies recently announced its WarmTone and LiteTone models will so...
09:13 pm -04 - Fri, July 20, 2018
Engadget Wearable gauges fitness through stress hormones in your sweat
Cortisol (best known as the stress hormone) is handy for tracking your athletic performance and even spotting signs of disease, since it reflects how well your adrenal or pituitary glands are working....
08:42 pm -04 - Fri, July 20, 2018
Engadget Senate gives up on ZTE sanctions
Though a number of US senators have been seeking to block President Trump's deal with ZTE that lets the Chinese firm circumvent sanctions put into place by US officials earlier this year, they ha...
08:20 pm -04 - Fri, July 20, 2018
Engadget San Francisco aims to issue electric scooter permits next month
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) said this week that it is aiming to issue electric scooter permits next month, and the staff who have been reviewing the 12 permit application...
07:56 pm -04 - Fri, July 20, 2018
Engadget Neil Armstrong's collection of space artifacts goes up for auction
The first man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong, took several items with him on that historic trip, including a US flag, a United Nations flag, state flags and several medallions that were only avai...
07:30 pm -04 - Fri, July 20, 2018
Engadget Mark Zuckerberg: CEO, billionaire, troll
We imagine the scene at Facebook right now is like Kim Jong-il's funeral. Employees weeping in hallways, dripping anguished snot onto keyboards, beating their chests with unsold Facebook phones i...
07:13 pm -04 - Fri, July 20, 2018
Engadget FCC opens public comments on T-Mobile-Sprint merger
If you have a strong opinion on the proposed $26 billion merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, now's your chance to tell the FCC exactly what you think of the plan. The agency is accepting comments as w...
07:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 20, 2018
Engadget Magic Leaps lackluster AR demo proves hardware is still hard
Magic Leap announced last week that its mixed reality glasses -- which have been shrouded in mystery and hype for almost four years -- will be available later this summer. What should've been exc...
06:48 pm -04 - Fri, July 20, 2018
Engadget Dr. Julius Neubronner's fantastic flying cameras
The first aerial photograph was taken in 1858 by Frenchman Gaspard-F&eacute;lix Tournachon, also known by his alias Nadar, from a tethered gas balloon suspended over Paris. While the images captur...
06:46 pm -04 - Fri, July 20, 2018
Engadget Breathtaking photos show Saturn's moon in a new light
Photos of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, have typically captured the muted, apricot tones of its nitrogen-rich atmosphere. But thanks to more than a decade of data gathered by the Cassini spacecra...
06:30 pm -04 - Fri, July 20, 2018
Engadget Why Elon Musk isn't the hero we imagined
Every now and again, there's a story of true human ingenuity that reminds us what we should aspire toward. Twelve children, trapped in a flooded cave system, were rescued by an international team...
06:14 pm -04 - Fri, July 20, 2018
Engadget Facebook could have another Cambridge Analytica on its hands
Facebook has suspended a Boston-based analytics firm from both Facebook and Instagram as it investigates the company's data collection practices, the Wall Street Journal reports. Facebook said th...
06:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 20, 2018
Engadget 'Emojiland' review: Come for the , stay for the
Warning: This review contains mild spoilers.Spending two hours of my life watching emoji deal with existential crises isn't something I ever expected to do. That almost feels fitting considering ...
05:44 pm -04 - Fri, July 20, 2018
Engadget 'Stardew Valley' multiplayer arrives on PC, Mac and Linux August 1st
We've been waiting on Stardew Valley multiplayer for awhile now, and now we finally have a release date. According to the developer's Twitter account, it will arrive on PC, Mac and Linux on ...
05:31 pm -04 - Fri, July 20, 2018
Engadget PlayStation and Xbox sales discount 'Fortnite' and 'Shadow of War'
Summer tends to have few new video game releases, but that also tends to have an upside: loads of discounts. Both Microsoft and Sony are running limited-time sales on games that promise some steep pr...
05:07 pm -04 - Fri, July 20, 2018
Engadget Disneys first VR short Cycles debuts next month
Walt Disney Animation Studios is set to share its first VR short, a film called Cycles that took four months to create. The short will make its debut at the Association for Computing Machinery's ...
04:47 pm -04 - Fri, July 20, 2018
Engadget Dish customers can chat with service reps through iMessage
Dish announced today that its customers can now chat with service representatives through Apple's Business Chat messaging service. Apple launched Business Chat earlier this year and it lets compa...
04:30 pm -04 - Fri, July 20, 2018
Engadget 'Pokmon Go' cheaters now get three strikes before a ban
In a post today, Niantic provided details on its new three-strike discipline policy for Pok&eacute;mon Go players. In most cases, players found to be cheating will first get a warning through the ...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 20, 2018
Engadget The best wireless mouse
By Justin Krajeski and Kimber StreamsThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may e...
03:41 pm -04 - Fri, July 20, 2018
Engadget Scientists discover structure within the Sun's atmosphere
While scientists have been learning more and more about our solar system and the way things work, many of our Sun's mechanics still remain a mystery. In advance of the launch of the Parker Solar ...
03:22 pm -04 - Fri, July 20, 2018
Engadget AT&T expands its 5G network to North Carolina and Kansas City
AT&amp;T's mobile 5G network will expand to three new cities this year. Folks in two of North Carolina's biggest population centers -- Charlotte (above) and Raleigh -- and those in Kansa...
03:22 pm -04 - Fri, July 20, 2018
Engadget AT&T expands its 5G network to North Carolina and Oklahoma City (updated)
AT&amp;T's mobile 5G network will expand to three new cities this year. Folks in two of North Carolina's biggest population centers -- Charlotte (above) and Raleigh -- and those in Oklah...
03:01 pm -04 - Fri, July 20, 2018
Engadget Apple, Fitbit and Sonos could feel the sting of Trump tariffs
Some wearables and smart speakers could soon face a price increase because of US tariffs on Chinese goods, according to US Customs and Border Protection classifications. Reuters reported that Apple Wa...
02:38 pm -04 - Fri, July 20, 2018
Engadget Musk disputes rumors that Model 3 cancellations are outpacing orders
Tesla's Model 3 production rate has been a topic of interest for some time, but lately, so has the company's order rates. Following an analyst's suggestion that Tesla was now receiving ...
02:19 pm -04 - Fri, July 20, 2018
Engadget A live-action 'Stargirl' series is coming to DC's streaming service
When DC officially announced its own streaming service, we couldn't help but ask whether it could offer enough content to justify its $8-per-month pricing. For loyal fans, the price is probably w...
02:02 pm -04 - Fri, July 20, 2018
Engadget NASA images show Martian dust storms engulfing the entire planet
Martian dust storms can make nasty sand devils look cute, and every six to eight years, they can grow large enough to engulf the whole planet. Global-scale storms happen when several smaller ones kick...
01:44 pm -04 - Fri, July 20, 2018
Engadget Toshiba's flash chips could boost SSD capacity by 500 percent
Toshiba has started building prototype sample flash memory with the highest capacity yet, 1.33 terabits (166GB) per chip. The 96-layer 3D NAND flash chips have four bits per cell, as compared to its ...
01:30 pm -04 - Fri, July 20, 2018
Engadget Porsches Panamera hybrid brings sports car fun to a station wagon
The Porsche brand has never really been synonymous with family. The legendary 911 just doesn't lend itself to playdates, Target runs and road trips with the kids. Then the German automaker introd...
01:15 pm -04 - Fri, July 20, 2018
Engadget Watch the trailer for George R. R. Martin's new sci-fi horror show
Game of Thrones is one of the most beloved, watched and pirated TV shows in recent history, but it's not the only George R. R. Martin tale being adapted for the small screen. The author's sc...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 20, 2018
Engadget Under Armours Sport Wireless Train headphones are ready for the gym
Last month, Under Armour launched its Project Rock on-ear headphones, which are built for intense workouts and were designed in collaboration with Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock). But not every fitness ...
12:44 pm -04 - Fri, July 20, 2018
Engadget China pours $1 billion into a 'Hyperloop' for cars
Just a day after Hyperloop TT announced a deal in China, another high-speed transport startup has done the same. Arrivo, Brogan BamBrogan's not-quite Hyperloop company, has entered into partnersh...
12:14 pm -04 - Fri, July 20, 2018
Engadget Three top FBI officials quit as US cybersecurity threats mount
Looming cybersecurity threats are reportedly behind the departure of several cybersecurity officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. According to The Wall Street Journal, three of the top FBI ...
11:45 am -04 - Fri, July 20, 2018
Engadget Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter unite to simplify data transfers
Four of the biggest technology companies are banding together to make it easier for users to download and transfer their data between services. Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Twitter formally announc...
11:15 am -04 - Fri, July 20, 2018
Engadget 'Spider-Man' PS4 Pro bundle is the right sort of product placement
Remember when the PS3 shipped with the Spider-Man font running across its belly in an awkward mix of corporate synergy and Ken Kutaragi's typography obsession? Twelve years later, and Sony's...
10:30 am -04 - Fri, July 20, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: How Android stifles competition
Hey, good morning!You've made it to Friday. To reward those efforts, we take the official Tour De France game to task for being, well, rubbish, test out the expensive modular motorcycle of the fu...
10:02 am -04 - Fri, July 20, 2018
Engadget 'Mario Kart 8 Deluxe' update adds Link from 'Breath of the Wild'
Is Link your favorite racer in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe? Good news! A new version of the Hylian hero has been added to the game. It's based, unsurprisingly, on the wonderful Breath of the Wild that wa...
09:03 am -04 - Fri, July 20, 2018
Engadget Oculus' Marvel Rift bundle lets you play as Hulk and Wolverine
When it comes to releasing VR game bundles, Sony is miles ahead of Oculus. But if you're not a console gamer and have only been waiting for Oculus to come up with a bundle of its own, then we hop...
08:18 am -04 - Fri, July 20, 2018
Engadget WhatsApp clamps down on forwarding to reduce hoaxes and spam
While parent company Facebook shifts policies on how to handle content that it said can lead to violence, WhatsApp is also in a state of change. A blog post describes how it's limiting the abilit...
07:02 am -04 - Fri, July 20, 2018
Engadget DOJ decides it should publicly 'expose' foreign election schemes
If the US Justice Department stays true to its new policy, we'll hear about foreign cyberattacks and disinformation campaigns targeting the country's democracy straight from its office. Depu...
05:27 am -04 - Fri, July 20, 2018
Engadget 'Iron Fist' season two hits Netflix on September 7th
As Netflix readies its next onslaught of original TV shows and movies, we finally have a premiere date for another season of Marvel action. Iron Fist season two dropped a Comic-Con adjacent teaser tra...
03:29 am -04 - Fri, July 20, 2018
Engadget 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' to return on Disney's streaming service
The original run of Star Wars: The Clone Wars ended after five seasons and a bundle of "Lost Missions" episodes on Netflix, but now the CGI series is coming back. Today at Comic-Con supervis...
02:52 am -04 - Fri, July 20, 2018
Engadget Google AI experiment compares poses to 80,000 images as you move
Google released a fun AI experiment today called Move Mirror that matches whatever pose you make to hundreds of images of others making that same pose. When you visit the Move Mirror website and allow...
01:44 am -04 - Fri, July 20, 2018
Engadget Microsoft detected Russian phishing attacks on three 2018 campaigns
Russia is still launching cyberattacks against the US, a Microsoft exec has revealed, contradicting what the President claimed just a few days ago. According to Microsoft VP for customer security and ...
11:56 pm -04 - Thu, July 19, 2018
Engadget Pioneer's DJ app can upload your mixes directly to SoundCloud
DJs make up a huge part of the SoundCloud user base, uploading long mixes and gathering original electronic music to include in live performances. Pioneer is taking advantage of this fact with an upda...
11:06 pm -04 - Thu, July 19, 2018
Engadget Waze now works with Android Auto's phone display
Last July, Waze finally integrated with Android Auto, but the service was limited. Android Auto has two parts: What you can see on the car's display unit and what is available on your phone'...
10:04 pm -04 - Thu, July 19, 2018
Engadget Amazon's Part Finder helps you find those weird screws you need
If you have a home hardware part you can't really identify but need more of, you might find that the camera in Amazon's iPhone app is a bit more useful after a low-key recent update. The new...
09:33 pm -04 - Thu, July 19, 2018
Engadget Spotify lets artists submit unreleased tracks to playlist editors
Spotify announced today that it's making it easier for artists and labels to submit new music to its playlist editors. The company has released a new feature, which is still in beta, that will al...
09:05 pm -04 - Thu, July 19, 2018
Engadget iFixit puts the MacBook Pro's anti-debris keyboard to the test
Users have complained that the butterfly switch keyboard that comes with newer MacBook and MacBook Pro models is too sensitive to crumbs and dust, with difficult-to-repair keys becoming "sticky&q...
08:44 pm -04 - Thu, July 19, 2018
Engadget Microsoft's strong quarter was powered by the cloud, Surface and Xbox
It's honestly getting a bit tough to write about Microsoft's quarterly earnings without sounding like a broken record. For years, its booming cloud business has pushed revenues higher, and t...
08:30 pm -04 - Thu, July 19, 2018
Engadget This day in Engadget history: The iPhone jailbreak era begins
Engadget has been around for 14 years and counting, which means our archives contain a veritable treasure trove of technology history. From notable reviews and news to the more mundane or ridiculous f...
08:01 pm -04 - Thu, July 19, 2018
Engadget Instagram adds status markers to your DM list
Instagram started telling you when your friends were active in the direct message list last January. Now the photo-centric social network is expanding the feature with a new green dot to indicate who ...
07:32 pm -04 - Thu, July 19, 2018
Engadget FCC vote likely dooms Sinclair-Tribune merger
The FCC has voted to send the proposed sale of Tribune Media properties to Sinclair to a hearing, effectively hammering the second-to-last nail in the coffin on the buyout. The agency's commissio...
06:57 pm -04 - Thu, July 19, 2018
Engadget Voice assistants still have problems understanding strong accents
Cultural biases in tech aren't just limited to facial recognition -- they crop up in voice assistants as well. The Washington Post has partnered with research groups on studies showing that Amaz...
06:36 pm -04 - Thu, July 19, 2018
Engadget AMC is selling movie tickets on Facebook
Facebook's Movies section gives users the option of searching for movies and showtimes and then purchasing tickets through Fandango or Atom Tickets. But now, AMC Theatres has partnered with the p...
06:15 pm -04 - Thu, July 19, 2018
Engadget UK oversight board discloses potential Huawei security issues
Chinese phone maker Huawei continues to get quite a bit of scrutiny as it tries to push into western markets like the US and UK. The FBI, CIA and NSA have warned against buying the company's phon...
05:54 pm -04 - Thu, July 19, 2018
Engadget Facebook Messenger for Kids is now available in Mexico
Today marks Facebook releasing its Messenger for Kids app to our friendly southern neighbor. It doesn't have any Mexico-specific features, and unlike when it was released in Canada and Peru, it i...
05:32 pm -04 - Thu, July 19, 2018
Engadget Uber drivers can sell you goods during your ride
Don't be surprised if you get a sales pitch the next time you step into an Uber car. The ridesharing service has formed a partnership with Cargo to give drivers free boxes full of goods they can...
05:09 pm -04 - Thu, July 19, 2018
Engadget Facebook will begin actively enforcing its age policy
Facebook is tweaking its policies towards underage users, TechCrunch reports, and it will begin requiring those suspected of being younger than 13 years old to provide proof of their age. The move com...
04:49 pm -04 - Thu, July 19, 2018
Engadget DC's streaming service will cost $8 per month
We've known for awhile now that DC Comics, home of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, was working on its own streaming service to house its TV shows and movies. Now, DC has released more details ...
04:30 pm -04 - Thu, July 19, 2018
Engadget The Tour de France deserves a better video game
The Tour de France is one of the toughest and -- in my opinion -- most exciting sporting events in the world. Every year, close to 200 riders saddle up and race across a 21-stage course that spans ove...
04:16 pm -04 - Thu, July 19, 2018
Engadget Google's Fuchsia OS could start replacing Android in five years
Google has been willing to acknowledge the existence of its Fuchsia operating system for a while, and has made rough versions available on everything from mobile devices to PCs. But is it just an expe...
04:16 pm -04 - Thu, July 19, 2018
Engadget Google's Fuchsia OS could start replacing Android in five years (update: Google says no)
Google has been willing to acknowledge the existence of its Fuchsia operating system for a while, and has made rough versions available on everything from mobile devices to PCs. But is it just an expe...
04:01 pm -04 - Thu, July 19, 2018
Engadget Apple's slim MacBook Pro design could be holding back its i9 CPU
The 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro lets you crank up the processor power by swapping in an Intel 2.9GHz six-core Core i9 CPU for an extra $300. But the chip seems to be struggling when it's handling po...
03:45 pm -04 - Thu, July 19, 2018
Engadget Tempow turns any old Bluetooth speakers into a surround sound system
One of the most distinctive features in the Moto X4 -- its ability to stream music to multiple Bluetooth speakers at once -- came from Tempow, a small Paris-based startup. That's particularly use...
03:22 pm -04 - Thu, July 19, 2018
Engadget Artificial meteor shower displays are coming
Fireworks. So pass&eacute;, right? That could well be the thinking of one Japanese start-up, which is developing shooting stars on demand, and plans to put on the world's first artificial met...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 19, 2018
Engadget Hey Google, Android actually does stifle competition
Sundar Pichai knows that the choice of mobile OS nowadays boils down to Android or iOS. He published a blog post yesterday in response to the European Commission's competition decision against An...
02:40 pm -04 - Thu, July 19, 2018
Engadget Zero motorcycles modular battery is one pricey upgrade
On a spreadsheet, electric motorcycles can be a tough sell. For starters, gas-powered bikes get outstanding mileage. So while hybrids and electric cars can save a driver money in the long run, that do...
02:30 pm -04 - Thu, July 19, 2018
Engadget MacBook Pro document confirms 'anti-debris' keyboard redesign
When iFixit tore down the new MacBook Pros, it found silicone barriers protecting keyboard switches. While Apple claimed these were to make the keyboards quieter, others suspected that the membranes w...
02:14 pm -04 - Thu, July 19, 2018
Engadget Nissan's Leaf E-Plus may offer more range and extra power in 2019
Nissan's 2018 Leaf model upped the ante with a ProPilot Assist system and 150-mile travel range on full battery. That was a solid improvement compared to the original Leaf's 107 miles, and p...
02:02 pm -04 - Thu, July 19, 2018
Engadget Tesla to cover the cost of Germany's court-ruled subsidy repayments
Some German Tesla owners are facing a surprise &euro;4,000 bill for purchasing their Model S cars, thanks to a confusing ruling by Germany's Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Con...
01:44 pm -04 - Thu, July 19, 2018
Engadget Alphabet's Loon internet balloons are making their way to Kenya
Alphabet has announced Loon's first commercial deal in Africa merely a few days after the former X lab experiment finally became a full-fledged company. According to Reuters, the new subsidiary w...
01:30 pm -04 - Thu, July 19, 2018
Engadget It's peak esports season: Here's how to watch the games
Happy esports season! Summer is the ideal time to sit back (with a glass of lemonade in one hand and a burrito in the other in an air-conditioned room) and watch the best video game players in the wor...
01:03 pm -04 - Thu, July 19, 2018
Engadget Comcast gives up on buying 21st Century Fox
The dance between Disney, Fox and Comcast has been complicated over the past few months, but it got a little simpler today. Comcast announced that it is withdrawing its offer to buy the assets of 21st...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 19, 2018
Engadget Get Amazon gift cards just for renting a car from Avis
Avis just found a way to sweeten the deal for frequent travelers: give them breaks on their internet shopping. The firm now gives US car renters an Amazon gift card worth 10 percent of their rental p...
12:39 pm -04 - Thu, July 19, 2018
Engadget VW will build its electric microbus and crossover in the US
Volkswagen is pushing its EV strategy hard in Europe and China, and now intends to continue its momentum in the US, where it plans to produce its upcoming all-electric microbus and crossover SUV. Conf...
12:21 pm -04 - Thu, July 19, 2018
Engadget YouTube begins embracing the hashtag
When you visit YouTube on Android or the web, you might come across something you probably associate more with Twitter or Facebook: hashtags. The video platform now allows uploaders to add hashtags to...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 19, 2018
Engadget IBM extends deal using Watson to support veterans with cancer
IBM is making further use of Watson in the fight against cancer. The tech giant has extended a team-up with the US Department of Veterans Affairs that taps Watson for help treating soldiers with canc...
11:11 am -04 - Thu, July 19, 2018
Engadget DARPA's insect-sized SHRIMP robots could aid disaster relief
DARPA's efforts to propel military technology forward often manifest in a diverse fashion, spanning everything from drone submarine development to a biostasis program that aims to buy more time t...
10:30 am -04 - Thu, July 19, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Fines and flying cars
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Google got some bad news, but Terrafugia is ready to make the 'flying car' a real thing. It must be Thursday....
09:31 am -04 - Thu, July 19, 2018
Engadget Facebook will prioritize removing fake news that incites violence
During a recent congressional hearing, Facebook showed that its policies could use a bit of work when it comes to addressing posts threatening violence. Now, the tech giant has finally taken steps to ...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, July 19, 2018
Engadget NYC bill could force Airbnb to turn over its hosts' info
The New York City Council voted in support of regulation that would force Airbnb, HomeAway and other short-term rental services to hand over about hosts using their sites. State law already prohibits ...
08:02 am -04 - Thu, July 19, 2018
Engadget Watch Faraday Future's high-speed FF 91 field tests
Faraday Future hasn't given up on the FF 91 despite going through a financial crisis and losing executives along the way. Now, a few months after a Hong Kong investor reportedly threw the startup...
06:07 am -04 - Thu, July 19, 2018
Engadget Terrafugia's first flying car should finally go on sale in 2019
Terrafugia's Transition flying car has been in development purgatory for years, but it's finally here... almost. The company has announced that the first production models of the Transition ...
05:00 am -04 - Thu, July 19, 2018
Engadget Fujifilm's oddball XF10 fixed-lens APS-C camera costs only $500
Fujifilm has proven again that it's not afraid to build unusual cameras by launching the XF10, a premium fixed-lens compact. It's got a wide-angle 18.5mm f/2.8 fixed lens (equivalent to 27.8...
04:01 am -04 - Thu, July 19, 2018
Engadget Duolingo launches Hindi language course for English speakers
Today, Duolingo's Hindi language course for English speakers officially launched on its website. The course is not yet available on iOS or Android apps, but it will be making its way to these dev...
03:00 am -04 - Thu, July 19, 2018
Engadget Hyperloop TT will build a test track in China
The Hyperloop race is much of a political battle as it is a technical one, with companies grabbing territory like players starting a game of Risk. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, the crowdsourc...
03:00 am -04 - Thu, July 19, 2018
Engadget Hyperloop TT will build a track in China
The Hyperloop race is much of a political battle as it is a technical one, with companies grabbing territory like players starting a game of Risk. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, the crowdsourc...
01:34 am -04 - Thu, July 19, 2018
Engadget VR standard promises an end to headset connector headaches
If you've used a wired VR headset, you probably know the connector situation is inconsistent and messy: you frequently have to plug multiple cables into your PC, which is space consuming at best ...
11:14 pm -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget Spotify users still can't block followers, but that could change
Spotify isn't as much of a haven from harassment as many might like. Since the service shares your plays with followers by default, it's possible for harassers to keep up with your listenin...
10:27 pm -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget Bang & Olufsens B&O Play brand is going away
While it's possible you know Bang &amp; Olufsen for its expensive top-tier TVs, you're likely more familiar with its range of artfully-designed headphones and speakers, especially under ...
09:53 pm -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget Gorilla Glass 6 gives phones a better shot at surviving multiple drops
Toughened glass has long protected your phone against a singular drop, but one-and-done isn't how it works in real life -- we've all seen butterfingers users whose device falls to the floor ...
09:29 pm -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget Robocall company exposes hundreds of thousands of voter records
Hundreds of thousands of voter records were left exposed on an Amazon S3 bucket, ZDNet reports, this time by Virginia-based robocalling firm Robocent. Among the information that was left accessible we...
09:18 pm -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget Zuckerberg: I didnt intend to defend Holocaust deniers
Earlier today, Recode's Kara Swisher released an extensive interview with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg covering the platform's struggles during a long, scandal-ridden year. Nestled inside wa...
08:37 pm -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget Hyundai offers virtual showroom on Amazon
If you have any cash left over from Prime Day, you might be considering a new car. Hyundai and Amazon have teamed up to offer a virtual showroom of the car maker's automobiles in the Amazon Vehic...
08:19 pm -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget Fortnite Funko Pop! toys will be here for the holidays
Fans of Funko's squat, wide-eyed Pop! figurines have a surprise headed their way: A line is incoming based on the popular game Fortnite. Epic Games has partnered with the toy company to release a...
07:57 pm -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget Trump claims Russia has stopped its cyberattacks against the US
President Trump is still dealing with the repercussions of appearing to agree with Vladimir Putin that Russia didn't interfere with the 2016 US election (and the subsequent attempted walk back of...
06:47 pm -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget Ookla: Minneapolis has the fastest mobile internet among US cities
If you live in or often visit Minneapolis, Ookla has good news for you: the company says that locale tops the list of US cities with the fastest mobile internet, with a mean download speed of 44.92 Mb...
06:30 pm -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget Congress' social media hearing was a stupid sideshow
Tuesday marked another chapter in the "Tech Companies go to Congress" story, with Facebook, Twitter and YouTube testifying before the House Judiciary Committee. The hearing, titled "Exa...
06:30 pm -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget Congress' social-media hearing was a stupid sideshow
Tuesday marked another chapter in the "Tech Companies Go to Congress" story, with Facebook, Twitter and YouTube testifying before the House Judiciary Committee. The hearing, titled "Exa...
06:21 pm -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget Netflix is bringing its stand-up comedy to SiriusXM radio
SiriusXM is adding another comedy channel to its satellite radio lineup: Netflix. Starting next January, the streaming service's radio station will play stand-up 24 hours a day, according to Vari...
06:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget Riding an autonomous shuttle through Times Square was reassuringly boring
Yesterday afternoon, I rode an autonomous shuttle down a short section of Broadway in the heart of Times Square, and it was easily the most boring part of my day. I'm not saying that because my l...
05:44 pm -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget Reddit steps back in time with live chat rooms
It's not just work and gaming apps revitalizing real-time chat like it's 1998 all over again -- Reddit wants in on the action as well. After months of work, the site has launched live chatr...
05:37 pm -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget Senate bill could bring emergency alerts to streaming services
You knew it was only a matter of time before legislators pressed for additional reforms to prevent another false missile alert like the one that rattled Hawaii. US Senators Brian Schatz and John Thune...
05:15 pm -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget Wirecutter's best Prime Day deals (that you can still buy)
This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commissions. that suppo...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget 'Robot chemist' could use AI to speed up medical breakthroughs
Scientists can only do so much to discover new chemical reactions on their own. Short of happy accidents, it can take years to find new drugs that might save lives. They might have a better way at the...
04:47 pm -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget Trump is one of the biggest political ad spenders on Facebook
In May, Facebook began requiring political ads to disclose who paid for them and started collecting all political ads in a searchable archive. Now, researchers are using that information to see how po...
04:30 pm -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget Apples MacBook eGPU is a step toward winning back creative pros
Even though Apple makes a lot more money on iPhones and iPads, Macs are still crucial to its bottom line. For years, they were widely loved by creative folks and influencers because they were simpler ...
04:16 pm -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget Netflix refreshes TV interface with a handy navigation bar
Netflix is giving its TV interface a fresh lick of paint with an update that should make navigation a little easier. A new bar on the left of the screen lets you jump to the TV show and movie catalogs...
04:07 pm -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget Amazon's Prime Day still broke records, despite glitches
Amazon's Prime Day this year may have been riddled with errors and sad 404 dogs. However, the company is touting record sales, calling it "the biggest shopping event in Amazon history" ...
03:46 pm -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget Microsoft promises 'all-new Xbox hardware' next month
Microsoft is bringing new Xbox hardware to Germany next month for Gamescom. The news comes from Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb, who teased "all-new Xbox hardware and accessories" in a b...
03:46 pm -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget Microsoft promises 'all-new Xbox hardware' next month (updated)
Microsoft is bringing new Xbox hardware to Germany next month for Gamescom. The news comes from Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb, who teased "all-new Xbox hardware and accessories" in a b...
03:46 pm -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget Microsoft promises 'all-new Xbox hardware' next month (update: no)
Microsoft is bringing new Xbox hardware to Germany next month for Gamescom. The news comes from Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb, who teased "all-new Xbox hardware and accessories" in a b...
03:30 pm -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget The latest BlazBlue reminds me how impenetrable fighting games can be
Fighting games aren't for the faint-hearted. There's no relaxation or light entertainment in the breakneck world of kill-or-be-killed beat 'em ups. Long before home consoles and interne...
03:20 pm -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget Samsung will reportedly launch foldable-screen phone in early 2019
Samsung has been teasing the prospect of a foldable-screen smartphone for years, and even hoped to launch one this year. Now, however, it looks like that pipe dream might become a reality... if a lit...
02:59 pm -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget Rolls-Royce may use bug-like robots to assist airplane engine repair
Rolls-Royce showed off a handful of small robots this week that could aid in the inspection and repair of airplane engines sometime in the future. Though still under development, the tiny robots could...
02:42 pm -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget Cuba is rolling out mobile internet nationwide
The Cuban government has launched a program that will see mobile internet rolled out nationwide by the end of the year. Communist-run Cuba is one of the least connected countries in the Western Hemisp...
02:21 pm -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget Google rolls out a simpler sign-in page
When Google announced last month that it's rolling out a new sign-in page, it promised a new interface with Material Design components as part of its efforts to give G Suite a more cohesive look....
02:02 pm -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget Google's latest undersea data cable will run from Virginia to France
Google has been involved in a number of undersea cabling projects in the past, including connections between Chile and Los Angeles, the US to Denmark and Ireland and Hong Kong to Guam. It also complet...
01:46 pm -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget Apple iCloud data in China is being stored by a state-run telco
Six months ago Apple caused controversy by moving Chinese users' iCloud keys out of the US and into China, in order to comply with Chinese law. Now, that data, which includes emails, text message...
01:30 pm -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget Pro drone racing confronts its amateur roots
"The drone racing league is a sport. We are a league. We do an annual season. We have a clear rule system and scoring system," Nick Horbaczewski, founder and CEO of the Drone Racing League (...
01:15 pm -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget Blue Origin will perform a high-altitude abort test at 11AM ET (updated)
Today, Blue Origin, the space company founded by Amazon's Jeff Bezos, will perform another test on the sub-orbital New Shepard spacecraft and launch vehicle. This time, the company is looking at ...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget How 'Mission Impossible' made the leap to 4K and HDR
Mission Impossible is an unusual film franchise. It's spanned over 22 years and five directors, each bringing their own distinctive touch to Tom Cruise's increasingly over-the-top escapades....
12:29 pm -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget Philips' extra-bright 4K HDR monitor is now available for $1,000
If you've been salivating at the thought of Philips' (technically, EPI's) ultra-bright HDR monitor, you can now do more than clean up the mess you've left on the floor. The Momentu...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget Why does Google owe the EU $5 billion?
After the better part of three years' investigation, the European Union has announced that it will fine Google &euro;4.34 billion ($5 billion). The company was found to have restricted compet...
11:28 am -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget Roland's latest smartphone mixer can record your entire band
Your phone's mic is fine for quick audio memos and the like, but if you want to record music on it, you need something a little more robust. Roland revealed a palm-sized audio mixer at CES in 201...
11:09 am -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget Google fined $5.04 billion for forcing its apps onto Android phones
Europe has imposed a record-setting &euro;4.3 billion ($5 billion) fine on Google for antitrust violations around its Android smartphone operating system. In 2016, the EU Commission charged Google...
11:01 am -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget Sony's portable projector tech displays perfect images on curved surfaces
The future of portable projectors just got a whole lot clearer, as Sony launches two bits of tech that will give gives portable projectors both HD capabilities and the ability to provide a distortion-...
10:30 am -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: VAR and Roborace
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.You've made it to the middle of the week. We have just enough time to discuss the future of Nest and how VAR impacted the World Cup, along with a significant ...
10:01 am -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget You can legally download 3D-printed gun designs next month
3D gun printing advocate Defense Distributed has emerged triumphant in a legal battle to freely publish online blueprints that could allow users to manufacture firearms....
09:00 am -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget Elon Musk apologizes for calling cave diver a 'pedo guy'
SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has apologized to a British cave diver for calling him a "pedo guy" in a Twitter rant over the rescue of children trapped in a cave in Thailand. "My words...
08:32 am -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget Study links ADHD symptoms in teens to frequent gadget use
Many people will tell you that teens' constant device use leaves them unable to focus, but is that actually the case? The answer is a giant "maybe." A newly published study in the Jou...
07:26 am -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget UK video streaming subscribers topple pay-TV for the first time
Popular online streaming services like Amazon Prime and Netflix are for the first time outshining traditional pay-TV in Britain....
06:04 am -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget Niantic snaps up Seismic Games to build new AR experiences
Niantic has acquired yet another developer in a bid to conquer AR gaming. The Pok&eacute;mon Go creator has announced that it has acquired LA-based Seismic Games, mostly known for turn-based mobil...
04:38 am -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget 'Black Friday: Revolution 1979' is coming to consoles starting July 31st
"We need more games like 1979 Revolution: Black Friday," Engadget Senior Reporter Jessica Conditt wrote in 2016. Two years later and the historical title chronicling the Iranian revolution w...
04:01 am -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget DeepMind, Elon Musk and more pledge not to make autonomous AI weapons
Today during the Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, the Future of Life Institute announced that more than 2,400 individuals and 160 companies and organizations have signed a pledge, declarin...
04:01 am -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget DeepMind, Elon Musk and others pledge not to make autonomous AI weapons
Today during the Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, the Future of Life Institute announced that more than 2,400 individuals and 160 companies and organizations have signed a pledge, declarin...
03:25 am -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget 'World's largest' sports streamer makes US debut September 10th
DAZN has become one of the better-known live sports streaming services (it bills itself as the "world's largest"), but you wouldn't know it if you lived in the US. It's only ...
02:37 am -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget World Cup tweets were viewed 115 billion times
Twitter had high hopes that the World Cup would be a big hit on its platform. The previous games in 2014 happened before the platform released video features, but this time around, it secured a deal w...
01:37 am -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget UPS tests entering locked lobbies to deliver packages in NYC
After weeks of rumors, Amazon confirmed last October that it was working on a system to deliver packages while people weren't home. In essence, a smart lock would allow workers entry and record t...
12:44 am -04 - Wed, July 18, 2018
Engadget Instagram test lets public accounts remove followers
You've long had the option to remove Instagram followers if you keep your account private, but that's something of a compromise. Why do you have to shut yourself off from the outside world ...
11:49 pm -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget Twitter puts verification fixes on hold as elections loom
Twitter has spent the past several months trying to fix its verification mess, but it looks like you'll have to wait a while longer for a solution. New product lead Kayvon Beykpour has announced ...
10:57 pm -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget Netflixs Fast.com now measures upload speed and latency
In 2016, Netflix launched Fast.com, a simple, easy way for anybody to check their internet speeds. Now, the company has announced that it's adding more information to the site. Fast.com will now ...
10:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget Nest CEO steps down as the company joins Google's home division
According to CNET, Nest has announced today that Marwan Fawaz will no longer be its CEO. As part of his departure, Nest will now be folded into Google's home and living room products team. In a j...
09:44 pm -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget Voting machine maker sold states systems with remote-access tools
Election Systems and Software (ES&amp;S) has admitted that it sold election management systems which included remote-access software to multiple US states over six years. The company said in a let...
09:31 pm -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget 'Alto's Odyssey' lands on Android for free next week
Apple Design Award winner Alto's Odyssey hit the App Store in February, but Android players have been forced to wait for the serene platformer to come to Google Play. They won't have to sit ...
09:03 pm -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget Verizon stops activating 3G phones
Verizon is no longer activating phones that aren't 4G LTE-capable. Recently, a few readers told Droid Life that Verizon had declined their requests to activate 3G devices, and the carrier has now...
08:47 pm -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget Egypt will subject popular social accounts to anti-fake news laws
Egypt's parliament has passed a new law that will categorize social media accounts and blogs with more than 5,000 followers as media outlets. As such, they'll be regulated by the Supreme Cou...
08:31 pm -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget Twitter reportedly suspended 58 million accounts in Q4 2017
Twitter reportedly suspended 70 million accounts across May and June of 2018 as part of its purge of fake users. Now, according to a tweet from the Associated Press, the social media company had alrea...
08:12 pm -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget Walmart might get into the crowded video-subscription business
Walmart is considering a subscription video-streaming service, The Information reports, that could be set up as a rival to Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. Sources familiar with the company's disc...
08:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget Wirecutter's best Amazon Prime Day deals: the PM edition
This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commissions. that suppo...
07:48 pm -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget Facebook cant decide when a page should be banned
Another day, another congressional hearing on how tech companies are conducting themselves. This time it was Facebook, Twitter and YouTube that testified before the House Judiciary Committee today, in...
07:30 pm -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget Emojiland blends musical theater and existential angst
The thing about musical theatre is that pleasant surprises are never too hard to find. A rock musical about 19th-century German teenagers exploring their sexuality won a Tony. And right now, a man pla...
07:11 pm -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget Roborace is still pursuing its driverless race-car dream
Clearly, Roborace doesn't believe in bad luck. Last week, on Friday the 13th, the company chose to run its self-driving Robocar in front of a feverish crowd at England's Goodwood Festival of...
07:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget Twitch is giving the people what they want: GIFs
Twitch's next way of letting viewers interact with streams is with GIFs. The latest customization tool for the popular broadcasting service arrives via a partnership with Giphy, and the way it wo...
06:42 pm -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget 'Sea of Thieves' DLC 'Cursed Sails' arrives July 31st
It won't be too much longer before the first of Sea of Thieves' two free summer add-ons makes an appearance. Rare and Microsoft have revealed that Cursed Sails will be available to Windows ...
06:23 pm -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget Netflix announces its first TV shows and movies from Millarworld
Today, Netflix announced the first TV shows and movies based on comic book writer Mark Millar's properties. Netflix will add two television series and three movies to its original programming....
06:12 pm -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget 'No Man's Sky Next' trailer previews upcoming multiplayer mode
Today, the developer of space exploration game No Man's Sky, Hello Games, revealed more about the long-awaited update, called No Man's Sky Next, that will launch on July 24th. This massive u...
05:51 pm -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget Sonos Beam is now on sale for $399
If you've been waiting to pick up the Sonos Beam soundbar, now's your chance. The speaker is now on sale for $399 on the Sonos website and at retailers....
05:30 pm -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget The Butterfly Effect explores techs impact on the porn industry
Free porn changed the world, and The Butterfly Effect explains how. It's a seven-episode podcast series produced by author and screenwriter Jon Ronson that tracks the wide-ranging impacts of the ...
05:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget Google Assistant adds a snapshot of your daily agenda
Google is no stranger to serving up contextual info and commands when they're relevant. But wouldn't it be nice if could curate and organize that info in a way that could help with a jam-pac...
04:38 pm -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget T-Mobile's $5 international day pass offers 512MB of LTE
T-Mobile is expanding its One plan to give travelers unlimited data and texting across 210 countries. Those who are on the road can use as much 2G data as they like at no extra cost, and the plan offe...
04:19 pm -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget BMW launches a luxury ridesharing service in Seattle
BMW is taking on Lyft and Uber directly with the launch of a new ridesharing program. ReachNow, which up until now was just a car-sharing service available in Seattle and Portland, is expanding into r...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget GE's Alexa microwave cooks when you scan a barcode
Want to know just how connected even a relatively ordinary microwave has become? Just ask GE Appliances. The brand has unveiled the Smart Countertop Microwave with Scan-to-Cook, which touts both Ale...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget Google's Course Kit injects Docs and Drive into educator software
Back in March, Apple held an entire education-focused event to introduce new tools like Schoolwork, which helps educators collaborate and keep track of student assignments through networks of iPads. G...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget GE's Alexa microwave cooks when you scan a barcode (updated)
Want to know just how connected even a relatively ordinary microwave has become? Just ask GE Appliances. The brand has unveiled the Smart Countertop Microwave with Scan-to-Cook, which touts both Alexa...
03:42 pm -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget Hulu's Mars drama 'The First' debuts September 14th
Hulu has released photos of its upcoming astronaut drama The First starring Natascha McElhone and Sean Penn, and revealed that it will premiere on September 14th. Developed by House of Cards creator B...
03:21 pm -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget Google is resurrecting blob emoji again
Fans of Google's now-dead blob emoji have a reason to be happy today. The company announced that it's resurrecting its cute, flatly designed characters, albeit as a sticker pack for Gboard a...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget Make your classic gamepads wireless with 8BitDo's DIY kits
8BitDo will happily sell you wireless controllers that are vaguely similar to classic gamepads of yore, but it clearly can't sell you the real deal without invoking massive copyright battles. It ...
02:36 pm -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget EU agrees to data deal with Japan as US pact hangs in the balance
The EU and Japan have reached an agreement that will allow businesses in both regions to freely share and transfer data without additional safeguards or authorizations. The deal, which covers informat...
02:15 pm -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget Wirecutter's best Amazon Prime Day deals: the AM edition
This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commissions. that suppo...
02:05 pm -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is now the richest person in recent history
Jeff Bezos has been one of the world's wealthiest people for a while, but he's now set a new record: he's the wealthiest person in recent history. The Amazon founder's net worth ha...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget Researchers discover a dozen new moons of Jupiter
Today, researchers from the Carnegie Institution for Science announced that they have discovered twelve more moons of our solar system's resident monster planet, Jupiter. This brings the official...
01:44 pm -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget Republican congressman introduces bill to make net neutrality law
Today, Congressman Mike Coffman (R-CO) introduced the 21st Century Internet Act to the House of Representatives. This bill seeks to codify the principles of net neutrality into law, taking the decisio...
01:30 pm -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget The World Cup showed how VAR will shape soccers future
For every football (aka soccer) fan, it doesn't get any bigger than the FIFA World Cup. Every four years since 1930, the tournament has been held in different parts of the globe, and honestly, it...
01:16 pm -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget Investment in renewable energy drops as fossil fuel use rises
Global investment in renewable energy is on the decline, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). The energy watchdog says there's a significant contradiction between the statements go...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget Mikme's clever wireless microphone gets cheaper and more useful
Mikme's wireless microphone was one of the most unique devices we saw last year. It works as a standalone audio recorder, but most impressively, it can also connect to your phone and serve as a r...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget Tinder adds Bitmoji so you can flirt with cartoons
Now we know why Snapchat started letting third-party services use their cartoon-like Bitmojis: To up your flirting game. Starting today, you can use them in Tinder to impress matches with your hilario...
12:37 pm -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget Google's job search feature comes to the UK
Google is well aware of AI's power. When it's used for good, it can help predict the likelihood of cardiovascular diseases, augment podcast apps, and even help job hunters more easily pinpoi...
12:20 pm -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget Microsoft and Walmart form a digital alliance against Amazon
Walmart has found itself a fairy godparent in Microsoft. The two companies have teamed up to "further accelerate Walmart's digital transformation in retail," and Microsoft chief Satya N...
12:02 pm -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget Samsung's new DRAM chip will make phones run faster and longer
Samsung has been busy improving its microSD range, introducing SSDs with faster write speeds, and opening the world's biggest mobile factory, but the electronics maker doesn't appear to be s...
11:31 am -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget Using your body to control a drone is more effective than a joystick
If you've ever been chastised for throwing your entire body around during gaming (because physically leaning into track corners definitely helps somehow), here's a bit of science-backed vind...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget Girl Scouts add badges for cybersecurity and the environment
The US Girl Scouts campaign to promote STEM education is advancing to its next logical step: even more badges. The organization is introducing 30 new badges that promise to foster scientific and comp...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget Garmin's latest golf tracker helps you choose the right club
You can already get golf watches that show hole data and track your swing. Let's be honest, though -- ideally, they'd give you some insight as to which club is best for that tricky dogleg o...
10:30 am -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Let's go to the mall
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.On Monday, Amazon's Prime Day event got off to an interesting start, and Netflix's Stranger Things dropped a mall-related teaser trailer. Oh, and have yo...
09:24 am -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget Facebook accused of shielding far-right activists who broke its rules
An upcoming documentary reportedly reveals that Facebook has been protecting far-right activists, even though they would normally have been banned over rule violations. UK's Channel 4's docu...
08:23 am -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget Valve temporarily stops adding adult games to Steam
In recent months, the question of which games should be granted access to Steam -- Valve's online marketplace -- has become an increasingly heated one. After initially warning developers whose ga...
07:23 am -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget IBM demands $167 million from Groupon for using its patents
IBM and Groupon have been engaged in a legal battle over patents since 2016, with the tech giant accusing the deals website of violating four of its e-commerce IPs without permission. Now, IBM is seek...
03:09 am -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget Microsoft Edge iOS beta offers handy visual search tool
Today, beta testers of the Microsoft Edge browser on iOS can now try out Visual Search, which parses images taken by your device's camera and delivers links to related information. The Bing-based...
02:28 am -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget What's on TV: 'Humans,' 'Snowfall' and 'Killjoys'
This week we have a season finale for AMC's robot series Humans and FX's Pose, as Syfy brings back Wynonna Earp and Killjoys plus FX has a second season of Snowfall. Netflix's latest se...
01:29 am -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget 'David Bowie Is' coming to your home through AR and VR
Did you miss your chance to see the David Bowie is museum exhibition and pay tribute to the late, great musician? You won't have to wallow in regret for very long. The David Bowie Archive, Sony...
12:16 am -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget Amazon warehouse workers in Europe stage protest on Prime Day (update)
Amazon warehouse workers in Germany, Spain and Poland are hoping to call the e-commerce giant's attention to their plea for better working conditions by going on strike on Prime Day. The workers ...
12:16 am -04 - Tue, July 17, 2018
Engadget Amazon warehouse workers in Europe stage protest on Prime Day
Amazon warehouse workers in Germany, Spain and Poland are hoping to call the e-commerce giant's attention to their plea for better working conditions by going on strike on Prime Day. The workers ...
11:16 pm -04 - Mon, July 16, 2018
Engadget Instapaper buys itself back from Pinterest
Back in 2013, developer Marco Arment sold his popular read-it-later app Instapaper to Betaworks, the company that had previously acquired Digg. Two years ago, Pinterest bought the little company to &q...
10:27 pm -04 - Mon, July 16, 2018
Engadget Adidas pledges to only use recycled plastics by 2024
Adidas is planning to expand its use of recycled plastics well beyond its flagship shoes. The sportswear maker has promised to only use recycled polyester in its shoes and clothing by 2024. While the ...
09:56 pm -04 - Mon, July 16, 2018
Engadget CRISPR might cause more unintended DNA damage than we thought
A new study published today in Nature Biotechnology warns that CRISPR may not be the ultra-specific gene editor we've believed it to be. With CRISPR-Cas9, researchers can find particular sequence...
09:25 pm -04 - Mon, July 16, 2018
Engadget Future earns highest-charting streaming-only album on Billboard 200
Future's new album, Beastmode 2, is now the highest-charting streaming-only album, Billboard reports, debuting at No. 3 on Billboard's Hot 200. With this album, Future has dethroned Chance t...
08:54 pm -04 - Mon, July 16, 2018
Engadget 'FIFA 18' correctly predicted France's World Cup win
EA Sports has a pretty amazing record when it comes to predicting the outcome of major sporting events. The company used it's FIFA 18 game to correctly opine that Germany would win the 2014 World...
08:25 pm -04 - Mon, July 16, 2018
Engadget Netflix's shows didn't pull in as many new customers as expected
Netflix is spending billions of dollars on new shows and movies this year, with an expectation that this will add to its subscriber base. Unfortunately, over the last three months, that plan didn'...
08:25 pm -04 - Mon, July 16, 2018
Engadget Nathan Fillion is a fitting star for an 'Uncharted' fan film
Fans have been hoping for years that Nathan Fillion would play Uncharted protagonist Nathan Drake in a film adaptation, but now that the long-delayed official movie has refocused to a prequel story, t...
08:23 pm -04 - Mon, July 16, 2018
Engadget Virgin Orbit will be the first to fly rockets to space from the UK
Today, Virgin Orbit announced that Cosmic Girl, its modified Boeing 747-400 launch platform for its Launcher One rocket, will take off from the UK. This will make Cornwall Airport Newquay the first si...
07:52 pm -04 - Mon, July 16, 2018
Engadget First 'Stranger Things' season 3 teaser is a perfect '80s mall ad
Thanks mainly to online shopping, malls are largely struggling nowadays unless they're willing to change with the times. But in the mid-1980s, they were everywhere, adorned with loud neon signs a...
07:20 pm -04 - Mon, July 16, 2018
Engadget Its not just you: Amazons site crashed just as Prime Day begins
You had one job, Amazon....
07:15 pm -04 - Mon, July 16, 2018
Engadget Watch tomorrow's social media congressional hearing right here
Hey, if you were wondering when we were going to get another congressional hearing about social media, you're in luck. On Tuesday, executives from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube will testify befor...
07:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 16, 2018
Engadget Nuraphones update adds noise-cancellation and 'transparency' mode
When I reviewed the Nuraphones, I was impressed. The unusual in-ear/over-ear design might look weird, but it actually works very well -- and the personalized audio profiles are impressive. Makers, Nur...
06:31 pm -04 - Mon, July 16, 2018
Engadget The new 'Walking Dead' mobile game wont topple 'Pokmon Go'
I don't like The Walking Dead, or zombie-related content more generally, but I'm a sucker for a location-based mobile game like Pok&eacute;mon Go and Silent Streets. Next Games' The...
06:19 pm -04 - Mon, July 16, 2018
Engadget Apples new emojis will include a superhero and more hair options
Apple announced today that more than 70 new emojis are on the way, including characters with more hair options, new food items and additional animals. Emoji faces will soon have the option of having r...
06:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 16, 2018
Engadget Nerfs latest laser tag kit takes a cue from FPS games
Nerf guns are a lot of fun. But the arguments over whether someone got hit and picking up all those darts when you're done? Not so much. Laser tag has a huge advantage there. Nerf even made its o...
05:50 pm -04 - Mon, July 16, 2018
Engadget FCC has 'serious concerns' about Sinclair merger it helped engineer
Sinclair's attempt to buy Tribune Media has raised many concerns in the past year, and not just among advocates concerned about its partisan message and potential for media dominance. The broadca...
05:33 pm -04 - Mon, July 16, 2018
Engadget Skypes redesigned desktop app includes drag-and-drop photo sharing
Microsoft is rolling out an updated version of Skype for desktop today that comes with a handful of new features. Skype 8.0 will include free HD video and screen-sharing calls that can accommodate up ...
05:11 pm -04 - Mon, July 16, 2018
Engadget Uber is under US investigation over gender discrimination
Uber is still grappling with its legacy of sexism well after it launched its bid to reform its corporate culture. Sources for both Engadget and the Wall Street Journal have reported that the rideshari...
04:52 pm -04 - Mon, July 16, 2018
Engadget SEC halts sketchy Kodak-branded cryptocurrency mining scheme
One of the more surprising gadgets to appear at CES this year was a Kodak-branded cryptocurrency mining computer, which might have seemed like an easy way to make money if you leased the machine. But ...
04:30 pm -04 - Mon, July 16, 2018
Engadget Wirecutter deals: The best Prime Day deals so far
This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commissions. that suppo...
04:06 pm -04 - Mon, July 16, 2018
Engadget Microsoft and National Geographic team up on AI research grant
Microsoft and National Geographic are partnering on a new grant program that will put $1 million towards projects using AI to address environmental challenges. Between five and 15 projects will be sel...
03:41 pm -04 - Mon, July 16, 2018
Engadget VW's electric Pikes Peak racer is now the champion at Goodwood, too
VW made good on its promise to conquer Goodwood's Hillclimb with its pure electric race car soon after tackling Pikes Peak. The I.D. R Pikes Peak was the fastest vehicle to take on the legendary...
03:18 pm -04 - Mon, July 16, 2018
Engadget Google works with the UN to monitor environmental changes
Google is partnering with the United Nations to help measure the impact of human activity on ecosystems around the world. The project, which launches today, will provide real-time data to organization...
02:30 pm -04 - Mon, July 16, 2018
Engadget What you need to know before building a HiFi system
The process of building a stereo can be overwhelming. Should you buy new gear or trawl the local stereo shop for vintage equipment? Do you need a subwoofer for music? Are high-end speaker cables reall...
02:10 pm -04 - Mon, July 16, 2018
Engadget Roku's wireless speakers are just for its TVs
TV speakers stink. As our televisions have gotten ever thinner, there simply isn't any room to stuff in speakers that actually sound good. Roku today unveiled a simple solution for that problem: ...
01:55 pm -04 - Mon, July 16, 2018
Engadget Uber adds new features to ensure a smooth pickup
Uber is rolling out some new features aimed at making the pickup process simpler and more efficient. First, while the company began offering advanced booking in 2016, it's now going to start guar...
01:31 pm -04 - Mon, July 16, 2018
Engadget Aston Martins Volante Vision is a luxurious flying taxi
Aston Martin is the latest luxury car company to express interest in creating a personal aerial vehicle. Today, the company unveiled its plans for a "flying car," a three-seat aircraft calle...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 16, 2018
Engadget Armani's latest designer smartwatches come with strap options
Emporio Armani has launched new touchscreen smartwatches for those who prefer Google's Wear OS in a designer package. The fall models feature new dial designs on a 1.19-inch AMOLED display and st...
12:25 pm -04 - Mon, July 16, 2018
Engadget Amazon could take on UK broadcasters with a smart TV launch
Cutting the cable cord could soon get a lot easier in the UK, as Amazon is getting set to release smart TVs with Fire TV built in, reports the Telegraph. A smart TV from the online retail giant is cur...
11:28 am -04 - Mon, July 16, 2018
Engadget Scientists develop the world's first 3D color X-rays
A New Zealand company has generated the first 3D color X-Ray images of the human body by using an advanced medical scanner. The scanner utilizes CERN's Medipix3 technology and has been in develop...
10:30 am -04 - Mon, July 16, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Even the World Cup couldn't escape 'Fortnite'
Welcome back. France has won the World Cup, so we can go back to playing Fortnite -- like some of the players. We hear more on the two million-dollar electric hypercar of the future and imagine a life...
09:35 am -04 - Mon, July 16, 2018
Engadget UK's first spaceport will be located in Scotland
The UK government has announced that it plans to build Europe's first spaceport on the A'Mhoine Peninsula in Sutherland, Scotland. The boggy stretch is relatively uninhabited, remote and clo...
03:56 am -04 - Mon, July 16, 2018
Engadget Chinese car giants team up on a ridesharing platform
It's not just Western automakers jumping head-first into transportation services. Three of China's largest car brands (Chongqing Changan, Dongfeng and FAW Group) have launched a venture tha...
01:41 am -04 - Mon, July 16, 2018
Engadget Tesla Model 3 rollover crash shows its real-world safety
While Tesla's Model 3 should be a safe car (this isn't the company's first try), it's hard not to feel nervous. Without official crash test results, how do you know how resilient i...
12:04 am -04 - Mon, July 16, 2018
Engadget Watch a self-driving car complete Goodwood's legendary hill climb
Want a hint of how the automotive zeitgeist is changing? You only need to look at the just-ended Goodwood Festival of Speed. Roborace has carved out a small niche in history with the first self-driv...
10:36 pm -04 - Sun, July 15, 2018
Engadget Nintendo Labo contest champions include a solar accordion and teapots
If it wasn't already apparent that you can do much more with Nintendo Labo than what comes in the box, it is now. Nintendo has unveiled the winners of a Creators Contest that challenged them to ...
09:03 pm -04 - Sun, July 15, 2018
Engadget Ultra-sensitive radio telescope debuts in South Africa
Another piece of the Square Kilometer Array's puzzle just fell into place. South Africa has officially switched on MeerKAT, billed as the most sensitive radio telescope of its type on the planet....
07:34 pm -04 - Sun, July 15, 2018
Engadget Pininfarina's $2 million electric hypercar boasts a 250MPH top speed
When Pininfarina teased its PF0 electric hypercar in March, it didn't do more than promise a massive amount of power and a 2020 launch. It's starting to dribble out details, however, and it...
06:03 pm -04 - Sun, July 15, 2018
Engadget Rolls-Royce is the latest to develop a flying taxi
The flying taxis from Airbus and Uber may have some fresh competition, albeit not quite in the way they might have expected. Rolls-Royce has unveiled an EVTOL (Electric Vertical Take Off and Landing)...
04:31 pm -04 - Sun, July 15, 2018
Engadget Frustration over 'Splatoon 2' cheating leads to leaderboard hack
Splatoon 2 has had a cheating problem for a while, with unscrupulous players quickly wiping out entire teams in what's supposed to be an accessible, kid-friendly shooter. And now, frustration ove...
03:00 pm -04 - Sun, July 15, 2018
Engadget After Math: Stage 4 capitalism
It's been another fun-filled week of plebes like us being crushed under the heel of big business. Want to take a trip into orbit? You're gonna need to mortgage your house and your children&#...
01:29 pm -04 - Sun, July 15, 2018
Engadget Irish Silk Road figure extradited to the US
The US is continuing its quest to try Silk Road's foreign leaders. Irish resident Gary Davis (aka "Libertas") has been extradited to the US to face charges over his alleged involvement...
12:00 pm -04 - Sun, July 15, 2018
Engadget Ben Heck's Atari 800 handheld
What are your favorite 8-bit computers from the '80s? Ben Heck's is the Atari 800, and what better thing to do as a final project than make it portable? That's right, it's time for...
07:59 am -04 - Sun, July 15, 2018
Engadget HTC hints at multi-room VR using Steam
You may know that VR in large rooms is becoming a reality, but what about venturing between rooms? It might happen sooner than you think, albeit with a few caveats. HTC has shown off an experience t...
03:11 am -04 - Sun, July 15, 2018
Engadget Disney reduces the chances of CG hair disasters
Movie studios often want computer-generated hair to have a specific effect, whether it's a seductive toss or a careless flick that knocks something over. But there's a problem: most rough-c...
01:34 am -04 - Sun, July 15, 2018
Engadget Lockheed Martin creates its largest 3D-printed space part to date
Lockheed Martin has just finished the final series of quality control tests for an enormous titanium dome meant to serve as caps for satellite fuel tanks. It's not just any ordinary dome, though:...
12:05 am -04 - Sun, July 15, 2018
Engadget Tesla speeds up delivery times for new Model 3 orders
When Tesla opened up Model 3 orders to everyone, it was easy to be jaded when delivery would take at least three months. Wouldn't the situation only get worse? Apparently, just the opposite is tr...
10:34 pm -04 - Sat, July 14, 2018
Engadget Honda will use electric bikes to test swappable batteries
Honda has teamed up with Panasonic to start testing the swappable rechargeable batteries it debuted at CES this year. The partners are bringing Honda's Mobile Power Packs to Indonesia, where they...
09:02 pm -04 - Sat, July 14, 2018
Engadget Twitter bans Russia-linked accounts following indictments
The US' indictment of Russian officers over the DNC hacks is having an effect... at least, on Twitter. The social network has banned accounts for both DCLeaks and Guccifer 2.0 in response to the ...
07:28 pm -04 - Sat, July 14, 2018
Engadget Opener is the latest startup to reveal plans for a personal aircraft
The race to build a "flying car" has just become more crowded. This week, the Canadian company Opener revealed its new vehicle, called BlackFly. The one-person aircraft can travel up to 25 m...
06:01 pm -04 - Sat, July 14, 2018
Engadget 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 4' beta tests begin August 3rd
You don't have too long to wait to see how Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 fares as a multiplayer-only game. Activision and Treyarch have outlined the schedule for beta tests, and it's clear that...
04:30 pm -04 - Sat, July 14, 2018
Engadget Recommended Reading: Microsoft bets big on a smaller Surface
Surface Go is Microsoft's big bet on a tiny-computer futureLauren Goode,WiredMicrosoft debuted its much-rumored smaller Surface device this week, hoping to tempt the Windows faithful with a compa...
03:00 pm -04 - Sat, July 14, 2018
Engadget Ask Engadget: What laptop specs should I look for if I use a monitor?
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...
01:30 pm -04 - Sat, July 14, 2018
Engadget Even the World Cup couldn't escape the 'Fortnite' fever
Now that England is out of the 2018 World Cup, there's one thing we're really going to miss about its team: The goal celebrations from midfielders Dele Alli and Jesse Lingard. While professi...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, July 14, 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 few days, we'll go hands-on with Apple's new MacBook Pro and investigate the...
07:45 am -04 - Sat, July 14, 2018
Engadget Facebook hires top Google engineer to head its chip development
Google snapped up a few Apple chip design talents over the past year to create its own processors, but now it has lost one of its own to another rival. According to Bloomberg, Facebook has hired Shahr...
03:46 am -04 - Sat, July 14, 2018
Engadget Did a single typo screw up the AI in 'Aliens: Colonial Marines'?
In case you need help selecting an old game to spend the weekend with, it might be a good time to revisit 2013's Aliens: Colonial Marines. In a one-star review written when it was released, Xav d...
02:13 am -04 - Sat, July 14, 2018
Engadget iFixit finds a 'cover-up' inside new MacBook Pro keyboards
While we've been all over the outside of Apple's newest MacBook Pro lineup, iFixit has, as usual, decided to look underneath the hood and find out what's changed from previous models. W...
12:39 am -04 - Sat, July 14, 2018
Engadget China busts World Cup gambling ring pulling $1.5 billion in crypto bets
Officials in China have busted a World Cup gambling ring that took in over 10 billion yuan (nearly $1.5 billion) in cryptocurrency bets, reports the South China Morning Post. Six individuals allegedly...
11:29 pm -04 - Fri, July 13, 2018
Engadget Google Fiber could get a jolt from FCC utility pole policy
Google Fiber could get serious help from a new rule (PDF) the FCC is set to pass that would give individual companies access to poles across the US. Currently, independent bodies -- like, say, a new i...
10:13 pm -04 - Fri, July 13, 2018
Engadget Joss Whedon returns to TV with HBOs sci-fi drama, 'The Nevers'
Joss Whedon's next show has been ordered by HBO, which reportedly beat out other bidders including Netflix, per The Hollywood Reporter. The Nevers is a science fiction drama about a group of Vict...
09:44 pm -04 - Fri, July 13, 2018
Engadget GamerGates subreddit temporarily shuts down because toxicity
GamerGate was a huge deal, mostly because the internet becomes incredibly volatile at perceived slights against white men. But, it turns out, that even the founder of one of the movement's most p...
09:15 pm -04 - Fri, July 13, 2018
Engadget Facebooks approach to fighting fake news is half-hearted
Earlier this week, Facebook hosted a group of reporters (myself included) at its NYC office for a Q&amp;A session about its efforts to fight fake news. The event, led by Head of News Feed John Heg...
08:44 pm -04 - Fri, July 13, 2018
Engadget This USB-C dongle adds Bluetooth audio to the Nintendo Switch
Want another option for using wireless headphones with your Nintendo Switch? Maybe take a look at the Kickstarter for Genki, then. It's a $39 USB-C Bluetooth dongle for Nintendo's hybrid con...
08:15 pm -04 - Fri, July 13, 2018
Engadget Major League Baseball is going crypto
By Daniel RobertsLater this summer, Major League Baseball digital collectibles are coming to the Ethereum blockchain. Lucid Sight, a blockchain gaming company, is launching MLB Crypto Baseball, throug...
07:55 pm -04 - Fri, July 13, 2018
Engadget Mixed reality art is lost in the madness of Times Square
I stood under the blistering hot sun as my phone grew warmer by the second. It was so hot I could barely hold onto it. Unfortunately, my phone was crucial to the Times Square art installation I was th...
07:30 pm -04 - Fri, July 13, 2018
Engadget MacBook Pro 2018 hands-on: Quieter keyboard, 'Hey Siri' and True Tone
Apple unveiled some refreshed MacBook Pros this week, and I promised we'd be getting a unit to review ASAP. Sure enough, look what arrived in the mail today: a shiny, new 13-inch Mac. As you can ...
07:21 pm -04 - Fri, July 13, 2018
Engadget Lawmakers ask FTC to investigate smart TV data collection
Senators Edward Markey (D-MA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) sent a letter to the FTC this week requesting that the agency open an investigation into how smart TVs collect consumer viewing data and whe...
07:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 13, 2018
Engadget Defending InfoWars, Facebook declines to stop fake news
This week, we learned in concrete terms that Facebook, like the Trump administration, has no bottom when it comes to hypocrisy and catering to neo-fascist conservatives. The hole has since been dug so...
06:43 pm -04 - Fri, July 13, 2018
Engadget Instacart gets grocery delivery help from Postmates at busy times
What do you do if your internet-based grocery delivery service is straining to keep up with demand at its busiest periods? Why, ask another delivery service for help, of course. Instacart is launchi...
06:22 pm -04 - Fri, July 13, 2018
Engadget Uber is reportedly testing continuous background checks for drivers
Background checks have been a problem for ride sharing companies for quite some time. Colorado fined Uber $8.9 million for hiring drivers with criminal records, while more than 8,000 Lyft and Uber dri...
06:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 13, 2018
Engadget No one needs this $279 vibrating face puck
I'll admit it: Any combination of tech and skincare gets me super excited, and I was stoked to try out the Foreo UFO. It's a puck that heats up, vibrates and glows to enhance the traditional...
05:47 pm -04 - Fri, July 13, 2018
Engadget US lifts ZTE export ban
ZTE has another chance at redemption. The US Commerce Department has lifted the export ban on the Chinese mobile giant now that it has met all the terms required to get a full reprieve. Officials co...
05:30 pm -04 - Fri, July 13, 2018
Engadget Audis latest infotainment system is a smarter driving companion
"Does the glass move or is the haptic feedback tricking my brain?"Sometimes you have to ask dumb questions. I was 99 percent sure Audi's updated MMI infotainment system was creating the...
05:16 pm -04 - Fri, July 13, 2018
Engadget Microsoft calls on Congress to regulate facial recognition
In a blog post today, Microsoft President Brad Smith called for Congress to begin considering regulation of facial recognition technology, calling it "the technology of the moment" and notin...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 13, 2018
Engadget Chrome OS on a tablet doesn't make a lot of sense
Google and a wide variety of hardware makers tried for years to get Android tablets to catch on, but they were never able to match the success Apple found with the iPad. At the same time, though, Goog...
04:40 pm -04 - Fri, July 13, 2018
Engadget US indicts 12 Russian intel officers for hacking Democrats in 2016
Special counsel Robert Mueller and his team have received an indictment for 12 Russian intelligence for hacking Democrats leading up to the 2016 presidential election. The spies are accused of digital...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 13, 2018
Engadget The best VPN service
By Mark SmirniotisThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commi...
03:38 pm -04 - Fri, July 13, 2018
Engadget Pusha Ts heir app lets users vote on hip-hop tracks
Pusha T is making moves in the tech world, announcing a new app he's working on called "heir." With heir, users will be able to vote on hip-hop tracks, upvoting them with a fire emoji o...
03:19 pm -04 - Fri, July 13, 2018
Engadget Business and gaming boost PC shipments for the first time since 2012
Supposing you've followed the PC's steady downward spiral over the last few years, the following news might surprise you: Between April and June worldwide PC shipments marked a 1.4 percent i...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 13, 2018
Engadget We Happy Few's dystopia is held together by drugs and denial
We Happy Few has come to fruition in a unique way. Compulsion Games first captured attentions in 2015 with its creepy, atmospheric trailers, also launching a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund co...
02:44 pm -04 - Fri, July 13, 2018
Engadget SpaceX is one step closer to launching astronauts into space
This week, SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule arrived at Cape Canaveral, Florida after completing thermal vacuum and acoustic testing. This means the spacecraft is one step closer to its first launch, ...
02:30 pm -04 - Fri, July 13, 2018
Engadget Japan's rhythm game infatuation: Empty wallets, full hearts
I am not showing you my receipts. We're not here to talk about me. We're here to talk about the hundreds of thousands of people dumping their money into the mobile rhythm-game industry.I jus...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 13, 2018
Engadget The latest Tilt Brush tool is a game-changer for VR artists
Google's Tilt Brush is one of the best VR painting apps for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Since its release in 2016, artists have drawn magnificent ships, jaw-dropping mountain ranges and imagina...
01:32 pm -04 - Fri, July 13, 2018
Engadget Scientists trace the origin of high-energy cosmic radiation
This week, the National Science Foundation announced a groundbreaking discovery that provides answers to a question scientists have been asking for decades. A team at the NSF IceCube Neutrino Observat...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 13, 2018
Engadget Comma.ai's driver assist system is a robot chauffeur for the rest of us
Autonomous vehicle technology is just starting to go mainstream, which means, for the most part, it's still only available to those who can afford a Tesla with Autopilot or a Cadillac with SuperC...
12:56 pm -04 - Fri, July 13, 2018
Engadget Adobe plans a full version of Photoshop for iPad in 2019
It's never been entirely clear why Adobe never entirely embraced the iPad given its increasing prominence in the creative industries. The company has launched several apps for the slate, but none...
12:31 pm -04 - Fri, July 13, 2018
Engadget YouTube TV apologizes for World Cup downtime with a free week
In the middle of Wednesday's World Cup semifinal match between England and Croatia, YouTube's live TV service suffered an unfortunately-timed outage (not unlike ones we've seen from Sli...
11:40 am -04 - Fri, July 13, 2018
Engadget Blockbuster is one store away from extinction in the US
Although it's well known that there aren't many Blockbuster stores left open, the announced closure of Alaska's remaining two outlets is a deathblow. Kevin Daymude, the General Manager ...
10:30 am -04 - Fri, July 13, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Apple's MacBook Pro upgrade
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Morning there! Netflix claims a bunch of Emmy nominations, Apple snuck out a powerful new MacBook Pro, and Nintendo's Switch gets an old-school RPG many were ...
10:10 am -04 - Fri, July 13, 2018
Engadget Blue Origin's suborbital flights might cost $200,000 per ticket
Blue Origin still has to launch its first manned flight before it can start taking people to suborbital space. But if you're wondering how much money to save for a trip, the answer could be at le...
09:05 am -04 - Fri, July 13, 2018
Engadget Surreal adventure game The Gardens Between is coming to Switch
Independent developer The Voxel Agents has announced it plans to release abstract puzzle title The Gardens Between for Nintendo Switch in addition to previously disclosed PlayStation 4, PC and Mac pla...
08:02 am -04 - Fri, July 13, 2018
Engadget 'Baldur's Gate' designer James Ohlen leaves BioWare after 22 years
James Ohlen might not be a household name, but if you love video games, you might have played some of the titles he helped create. He became a full-time designer to work on the original Baldur's ...
06:45 am -04 - Fri, July 13, 2018
Engadget Boss Katana-Air is a compact wireless guitar amp you can use anywhere
Guitar players wanting to liberate themselves from long instrument cables that tether them to a spot on stage (or clutter up their practice space) usually have to buy a whole system with transmitters ...
05:25 am -04 - Fri, July 13, 2018
Engadget Acer adds a free Echo Dot to its Alexa-equipped laptops
If you've been eyeing Acer's Alexa-enabled laptops, you may want to check out the company's deals on Amazon for Prime subscribers. The manufacturer has slashed $50 off all available mod...
01:21 am -04 - Fri, July 13, 2018
Engadget Alexa voice control arrives for select DirecTV set-top boxes
If you have DirecTV and you're fed up of having to use an old-fashioned remote to get to the content you want to watch, starting today, you can just holler at Amazon's Alexa voice assistant ...
11:52 pm -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget Apple announces $300 million fund for clean energy in China
Tonight Apple announced a new partnership that will connect its suppliers in China to renewable energy sources. This isn't its first push to increase the use of clean energy in the country that h...
11:04 pm -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget 'Drive' director's free cult-movie streaming service enters beta
Director Nicolas Winding Refn's (Drive) movie streaming service has officially entered its beta test. If you signed up for updates when it was announced last October, you should see the byNWR inv...
10:13 pm -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget Uber lets riders pay with Venmo
Uber riders in the US can now pay for their rides with Venmo. Starting today, users will see a "Pay With Venmo" option next to one for Apple Pay. This could make it easier for anyone who pre...
09:42 pm -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget The latest Spike Lee Joint is all about Uber drivers
Uber apparently has a lot of money to fight an ongoing public relations battle. The beleaguered ride-sharing company has enlisted... wait, what? Spike Lee has directed and produced five new short film...
09:21 pm -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget SEC is reportedly investigating how Facebook disclosed data scandal
Earlier this month, news emerged that the Securities and Exchange Commission had started its own probe into Facebook. Today, Sources told The Wall Street Journal that the SEC is specifically looking i...
09:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: A 500GB Samsung SSD, and more
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...
08:38 pm -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget Justice Department appeals approval of Time Warner-AT&T merger
Just when we thought the AT&amp;T--Time Warner merger was finally a done deal after a district court judge ruled in its favor last month, it seems not everyone wants to accept its terms. The Justi...
08:32 pm -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget Marketers collected personal info from closed Facebook groups
It looks like Facebook has another privacy issue on its hands, this time over its closed groups. CNBC reports that Andrea Downing, a moderator of a closed Facebook group, discovered that a Chrome exte...
08:11 pm -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget Waymo's first Jaguar I-Pace EVs hit Bay Area roads
At an event before the New York Auto Show back in March, Waymo unveiled the first luxury vehicle it's adding to its nascent self-driving service's fleet: The new I-Pace, Jaguar Land Rover�...
07:52 pm -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget MLB is bringing biometric ticketing to select ballparks
Clear announced a new partnership today with Major League Baseball and Tickets.com that will let fans opt for biometric ticketing at certain MLB ballparks. Those who link their Clear accounts to their...
07:21 pm -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget FCC officially changes rules for formal complaints
The FCC has voted to change its rules around formal complaints from the public. Now, complainants will have to pay a $225 fee to bring their issue to the commission via the official process. Informal ...
07:06 pm -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget YouTube terminates accounts promoting Twitch streams
The fight between YouTube and Twitch just got a little uglier. Producers like Linus Tech Tips, Surny and Aztrosizt have complained that YouTube abruptly (though temporarily) terminated their accounts...
06:47 pm -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget FCC wants to make the emergency alert system more reliable
In the wake of January's false nuclear missile warning in Hawaii, the FCC is looking to improve the reliability of its Emergency Alert system. Now authorized state and local officials can conduct...
06:28 pm -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget 'The Walking Dead' AR game adds some horror to your walk home
It's summertime in the Western hemisphere, which means sidewalks and parks are full of folks catching Pok&ecirc;mon with their phones. If you'd rather be the prey, though, maybe give The...
06:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget Microsofts collaborative Whiteboard app is now available
Microsoft's Whiteboard app, which lets users collaborate on an intelligent canvas through their Windows 10 devices, is now out of preview and available for download. As with a physical whiteboard...
06:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget Microsoft takes on Slack with free version of Teams
Microsoft Teams is getting a major upgrade, but it's not quite what you might expect. The company is taking a cue from Slack by unveiling a free version of Teams, allowing anyone to use the colla...
05:41 pm -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget Facebook employs five times more women than five years ago
Facebook is slowly but surely diversifying its staff, with more women and people of color filling the ranks, according to the company's annual diversity report. But the company admits it still ha...
05:25 pm -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget Netflix beats out HBO in total Emmy nominations for the first time
Nominations for the 2018 Emmy Awards were just announced and Netflix, Hulu and Amazon all fared quite well. Netflix led the pack by far with a total of 112 nominations -- beating out HBO for the top s...
05:13 pm -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget Google Chrome prevents sites from launching Spectre-like attacks
If you're using Chrome, you now have fewer reasons to worry about Spectre-style security threats. Google has revealed that Chrome 67 for desktop and the matching Chrome OS release enable a previ...
04:50 pm -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget Apple drops the 2015 MacBook Pro from its lineup
When Apple launched the current MacBook Pro design in 2016, it kept the old 15-inch model around for those who insisted on the the earlier design. Now that the 2018 refresh is here, though, that hold...
04:36 pm -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget Apple discontinues its photo printing service
Today, 9to5Mac discovered that Apple is discontinuing its Photo Print Products service. For those who used it, Photo Print Products was a seamless way to order prints and create photo albums, photo bo...
04:35 pm -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget Epic gives Unreal Engine creators a larger cut of product sales
Epic Games announced today that it will be taking a smaller cut of sales made through its Unreal Engine Marketplace, where creators like digital artists, sound designers and programmers can sell produ...
04:18 pm -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget Tesla's $7,500 EV tax credit is close to disappearing
Tesla might have just hit the long-promised 5,000 per-week mark for Model 3 production, but now it has a different hurdle to cross. Elon Musk's electric vehicle company has sold enough cars to hi...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget Mental health and the relentless YouTuber life
Jacques Slade was spending a week at the beach recently, away from the internet and his responsibilities as a full-time YouTube creator where he's about to reach 1 million subscribers. It was sup...
03:24 pm -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget California has already hit its 2020 greenhouse gas emissions goal
The EPA may be in shambles after Scott Pruitt's short but brutal tenure, but California actually has some good news on the global warming front. The state is well ahead of its schedule for cuttin...
03:03 pm -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget Dota 2 update improves the subscription's in-game coach
In March, Dota 2 players were introduced to Dota Plus, a monthly subscription service Valve likened to an evolved battle pass. Gamers who sign up get access to an in-game coach, special challenges and...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget Samsungs new care center is meant to improve customer service
Today, Samsung announced that it is opening a Connected Customer Care Center in Greenville, South Carolina. This facility is aimed at improving and streamlining customer service across Samsung's ...
02:42 pm -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget Walmart patents surveillance tool that can eavesdrop on workers
It looks like Amazon and Walmart, which have long been battling it out in the retail arena, both want to keep a very close eye on their workers. Earlier this year, Amazon patented smart wristbands tha...
02:21 pm -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget Twitter adds advertising to its Explore tab
One of Twitter's biggest challenges (besides bots, abuse and Nazis) has been figuring out how to monetize the platform. Promoted tweets haven't always been especially effective, after all. T...
02:11 pm -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget Pinterest makes it easier to collaborate on group boards
Pinterest is adding some new features to group boards that will make it easier to message the group members as well as keep track of what's being changed and who's joining. The new activity ...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget Social media made the World Cup fun again
Like a lot of England fans, I have a complicated relationship with our national football team. Nobody fetishizes a noble failure like, or hold a grudge for anyone deemed too successful, like we do. To...
01:21 pm -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget Splatoon 2's new weapon looks like a toilet
Splatoon and its Switch-based sequel, Splatoon 2, are known for their imaginative and bombastic weapons. You can tackle the series' ink-based warfare with dual pistols, shotguns and sniper rifles...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget Sprint adds an Unlimited plan without high-resolution video
Sprint already has Unlimited plans on offer, but now it's growing those options and making it much easier to choose the one that's best for you. The mobile carrier's most feature-rich o...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget Firefox Focus can lock your tabs behind Face ID
If you use Firefox Focus for its privacy features, you'd love its latest version for iOS. You can now set it up so that it auto-locks when it's relegated to the background. The only way to u...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget Switch RPG Octopath Traveler gives you too many roles to play
Nintendo's Switch was in desperate need of a roleplaying game, and Square Enix's Octopath Traveler, with its retro pixel-art feel, heeded the call. The unashamedly old-school game draws insp...
12:30 pm -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget Apple's MacBook Pro refresh appeals to power users
Good news, Mac fans: If you were waiting for Apple to refresh the MacBook Pro, today is your lucky day. Both the 13- and 15-inch models have received some under-the-hood upgrades, along with a quieter...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget Our (likely) next Supreme Court justice doesn't get the internet
Barring some serious Democratic finagling, Judge Brett Kavanaugh is going to be our next associate Supreme Court justice. The problem is, he doesn't really get the internet. He made as much clear...
11:29 am -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget Ontario kills EV subsidies to reduce gas prices
Last month, Ontario elected a new provincial government; Doug Ford's Conservative Party, which has already begun enacting its key policies. That includes an immediate end to an electric and hydro...
11:04 am -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget Dolby Vision is coming to Xbox One
Starting today, Microsoft is giving Xbox Insiders a preview of system update 1810. Xbox Wire reveals the update contains several new features -- some of which will be trickling out over the coming wee...
10:30 am -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Elon goes to Flint and 'Fortnite' season five
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Elon Musk has again inserted himself in the news cycle, and we've got an important update for Sonos owners. Plus, you'll want to see this trailer for Net...
09:25 am -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget 'Fortnite' season five adds a desert locale, golf carts and rifts
Fortnite players, the event you've been waiting for is finally here. Epic Games has officially kicked off the battle royale shooter's fifth season, offering a whole host of new locations, we...
09:02 am -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget Hinge uses AI to suggest a 'most compatible' date every day
Now that dating giant Match owns Hinge, what's its first move? It's using a dash of AI to help you find a partner sooner. Hinge is trotting out a Most Compatible feature that uses machine ...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget Einride debuts a funky-looking autonomous logging truck
Einride, the Swedish transport company known for the T-pod self-driving truck that looks like a giant freezer on wheels, is back with another funky/futuristic-looking vehicle. Its new Level 4 autonomo...
06:29 am -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget District 9 director will helm new RoboCop
Neill Blomkamp, director of sci-fi hits District 9, Elysium and Chappie, will helm a new RoboCop film. MGM wants to revive the franchise with the appropriately-titled RoboCop Returns, which will appar...
05:21 am -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget US military drone documents are selling for $150 on the dark web
Last month, while tracking dark web marketplaces, threat intel team Insikt Group of the security firm Recorded Future discovered that someone was selling alleged US military documents. A hacker was as...
04:19 am -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget Nintendo reportedly closes 'unpatchable' flaw in new Switch units
Nintendo has been ramping up its anti-piracy measures ever since a Switch hacking team discovered a vulnerability that allow people to run arbitrary code on all current consoles. In fact, it already g...
03:10 am -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget Nikon phases out 1 series mirrorless cameras
Nikon's 1 series mirrorless cameras never quite set the world on fire, and now it looks like they're on the way out. The company's home division has listed all 1 cameras as discontinued...
02:12 am -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget India approved strong net neutrality rules
While America struggles to retain net neutrality protections on a piecemeal state-by-state level, India just adopted its own seemingly-strong set of rules that largely ban artificial slowing or blocki...
01:16 am -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget Undersea survival game 'Subnautica' hits PS4 this holiday season
Subnautica has been available on PCs and the Xbox One for years (albeit usually in rough form), but where's the love for PS4 owners? Don't worry, you're covered. Unknown Worlds' ...
12:05 am -04 - Thu, July 12, 2018
Engadget The next big 'Fortnite' eSports event is an $8 million, 8-week tourney
Epic's Fortnite eSports initiatives are continuing beyond the recent Pro-Am charity tournament. The studio has unveiled a Summer Skirmish series that will hand out $8 million in prizes across ei...
11:32 pm -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget Elon Musk said he will pay for home water filters in Flint
Four years ago, the Flint water crisis began when officials switched its source from Lake Huron to the Flint River. Its more corrosive water caused dangerous levels of lead from old pipes to leach int...
10:48 pm -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget Uber lays off roughly 100 workers in its self-driving team
Uber is scaling back its self-driving team in the wake of the fatal Arizona crash and the subsequent shutdown of its autonomous operations. The ridesharing company has confirmed to Pittsburgh's ...
09:59 pm -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget Pandora users can share music to their Snapchat stories
Last month, Snap opened up its AR camera, Bitmoji and more for use within third-party apps. Pandora was one of the first to announce its partnership, and now the music streaming service is all set for...
09:41 pm -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget Google brings accessible Morse code typing to Gboard on iOS
Google is expanding the reach of Gboard's Morse code support. The search firm has introduced the accessibility-focused keyboard to Gboard for iOS, making communication easier for iPhone and iPad...
08:58 pm -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget YouTube gives creators a way to flag stolen videos
YouTube keeps a watch over the millions of videos on its service, making sure that they don't violate copyright or community standards. The company removed 8.3 million videos for community guidel...
08:41 pm -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget ZTE clears last major hurdle to lifting US export ban
ZTE is almost done meeting the US' conditions for lifting an export ban... almost. The Chinese mobile and telecom gianthas signed an escrow agreement with the Commerce Department that represents...
08:05 pm -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget GoPro has now sold more than 30 million Hero action cams
GoPro has been dealing with significant business challenges in recent months, but the camera maker has managed to keep its chin above water. The company today revealed it has surpassed 30 million sale...
07:47 pm -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget Porsche's super-fast EV chargers are now plugged into the grid
When Porsche opened its first electric car charging park outside its Berlin office, it installed super-fast 800-volt chargers. Now, these chargers have been plugged into the electric grid and are read...
07:31 pm -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget Facebook improves AI by sending 'tourist bots' to a virtual NYC
As a general rule, AI isn't great at using new info to make better sense of existing info. Facebook thinks it has a clever (if unusual) way to explore solutions to this problem: send AI on a vir...
07:16 pm -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget Timehop's breach included user birthdate and gender data
It turns out that more than just names, usernames, email addresses and phone numbers were pilfered in the recent Timehop breach. You can add "birthdate" and "gender" to the list of...
07:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget Magic Leap's mixed reality headset arrives this summer
Magic Leap is finally providing more tangible details about the launch of its mixed reality headset. During a developer chat on Twitch, the company revealed that the Creator Edition of its One headse...
06:38 pm -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget Dark web shop was selling access to a major airport's security systems
While McAfee's Advanced Threat Research team was looking into dark web marketplaces, it found a number of shops offering stolen access to various companies' and groups' systems. Disturb...
06:17 pm -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget Opera tests an in-browser cryptocurrency wallet on Android
Opera is embracing the cryptocurrency movement by testing an Ethereum wallet in its Android mobile browser. It makes Opera the first major browser to add a built-in crypto wallet. You can import an ex...
06:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget Small internet providers face a fight for their lives
A couple of weeks ago, a group of CEOs from seven small regional ISPs gathered in Washington D.C. to meet with the FCC. In a closed-door conversation with Chairman Ajit Pai and his colleagues, the CEO...
05:53 pm -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget Facebook releases massive data set for election research
Last April, Facebook announced its intention to research social media's influence on elections. Now the company has revealed how it will do so. In conjunction with Harvard's Social Science O...
05:43 pm -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget Watch the trailer for Netflix's resurrected sci-fi thriller 'Extinction'
Netflix has just dropped the trailer for its science-fiction thriller Extinction, in which a man's nightmares of losing his family morph into a reality as alien invaders try to wipe out humanity....
05:30 pm -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget HPE supercomputer will help simulate mammalian brains
Scientists are about to get a serious assist in their quest to simulate brains. HPE has deployed Blue Brain 5, a supercomputer dedicated to simulations and reconstructions of mammalian brains as part...
05:15 pm -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget Starbucks' straw ban is a big win for the Earth's oceans
Those little plastic straws that you get at virtually every restaurant in America have become a huge problem for the world's oceans and Starbucks is finally doing something about it. The global c...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget Scientists reprogram T Cells to target autoimmune diseases
Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco have uncovered a gene-editing technique which could provide safer treatments for patients with cancer and autoimmune diseases. The breakthr...
04:52 pm -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget Overwatch League will air on ABC, ESPN and Disney networks
Overwatch League playoffs kick off tonight and so does a partnership between Blizzard Entertainment and Disney that will bring the league's competitions to the Disney, ESPN and ABC family of netw...
04:41 pm -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget Twitter is removing locked accounts from your follower count
Your Twitter follower count might soon shrink. The microblogging service announced today that it will begin purging locked accounts from your follower count starting this week. "Most people will ...
04:30 pm -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget Razer's Blade is almost the perfect gaming laptop
Razer's revamped Blade stands out in a sea of great gaming laptops. It's not the lightest, and it doesn't have the most powerful graphics hardware, but it's one of the most polishe...
04:19 pm -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget Sony's latest design hits mid-range phones on the Xperia XA2 Plus
Sony's latest high-end phones have proven a mixed bag between the hot Xperia XZ2 Compact and the so-so regular XZ2. It might stand a better chance among more affordable phones, though: it's...
04:10 pm -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget Magic Leap headsets will run exclusively on AT&T's network
Whenever Magic Leap's augmented reality goggles hit the market, they'll run on AT&amp;T's network. Today the telco announced that it'd made a "strategic, exclusive" r...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget Garmin Forerunner 645 Music review: Better without the music
An invigorating playlist can be a runner's best friend, but for some, the Linkin Park jams aren't worth the discomfort of strapping a phone to your arm. That's why fitness-watch makers ...
03:51 pm -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget Apple alters its contracts to comply with Japan's antitrust laws
Japan's antitrust regulatory agency just wrapped up an investigation into Apple, and in order to ensure its compliance with the country's antitrust rules, the company will change the sales c...
03:43 pm -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget Facebook's breaking news video push begins next week
Facebook has been cutting back on breaking news in your News Feed, but the plan has been to replace it with a dedicated section of its Watch tab. The solution, in Facebook's eyes, was to pay repu...
03:30 pm -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget Mobile-gaming titans keep ripping off indies
The word "casual" has long been flung out as an insult on video-game forums and social media. It's deployed to belittle the interests of people who enjoy more relaxing experiences than ...
03:14 pm -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget The Mario Kart VR experience is coming to London
Last year, Engadget Senior Editor Richard Lai tried out the Bandai Namco VR arcade in Japan, and he had great things to say. But the experience was limited to Tokyo -- that is, until now. Today, Banda...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget Parrot's Anafi 4K drone is much more than a flying toy
Drones come in many shapes and sizes. At their most affordable, drones are fun flying toys. And for industrial uses or professional filmmakers, you've got specialist machines that can run well in...
02:44 pm -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget Alphabet's Loon and Wing are now more than just 'projects'
Google parent company Alphabet's internet-delivering balloon service and its drone delivery project have graduated from X programs to full-fledged businesses at Alphabet. From here, Alphabet says...
02:30 pm -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget Open source hasnt made tech more open
There are two institutions dominating the top of the tech food chain today. On one side are big tech companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft and Apple, as well as China's big three of ...
02:21 pm -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget Rocket Lab eyes a US spaceport for its Electron launch vehicle
Rocket Lab is a small startup that currently launches out of New Zealand, but its rockets may make their way stateside. The company has shortlisted four US-based spaceports to launch its Electron rock...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget AirPlay 2 makes Sonos the best audio option for most iPhone owners
For a long time, Sonos was only capable of streaming music to its speakers through a proprietary app, but that's changed in the last few years. After working with music services like Spotify and ...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget AirPlay 2 arrives on Sonos
AirPlay 2 has arrived on Sonos. From today, any app on your iOS devices can be streamed directly to Sonos speakers including Sonos Beam, Sonos One, Playbase and the second generation Play:5. Plus, Sir...
01:41 pm -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget Uber's HR chief steps down following racial discrimination probe
Uber's Chief People Officer Liane Hornsey has resigned after a third-party firm investigated allegations that she routinely dismissed internal racial discrimination complaints. She joined the com...
01:22 pm -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget The FCC could ask you to pay to complain
A proposed rule change at the FCC has raised concerns that the organization is attempting to abdicate its responsibilities to the public. This Thursday, the Commission will consider altering its compl...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget Sirin Labs' $1,000 cryptocurrency phone arrives this November
There are only a handful of cryptocurrency-related smartphones in the works, but Sirin Labs thinks that it has the best. The company most famous for the $14,000 Solarin privacy phone is back to launch...
12:31 pm -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget Google's refreshed Chrome design is nearly here
Chrome's design has remained largely the same for a long time, but earlier this year Google started hinting at a complete "Material Design" overhaul. Now, we've got a better idea o...
12:01 pm -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget Action-RPG 'Code Vein' delayed until 2019
Just a month after Bandai Namco revealed a release date for the much anticipated RPG Code Vein, the company says it's now delaying the launch until next year. Originally expected to drop this Sep...
11:15 am -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget Ex-Apple employee arrested with stash of self-driving car secrets
In a world where everyone wants a piece of the growing self-driving industry, we might have to get used to reports of betrayal and trade secret theft. US authorities have just arrested a former Apple ...
10:30 am -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Model 3 sales opened up and Facebook's fine
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Remember the old days? When the App Store was new, and Ouya still seemed like it had a chance? Go ahead and reminisce for a bit before jumping into the present, wh...
10:10 am -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget Netflix tours the world with 47 comedy specials
With recent and upcoming specials from Dave Chapelle, Ellen Degeneres, Patton Oswalt and others, Netflix has discovered that nothing is as binge-able as standup comedy. It's now taking that philo...
08:45 am -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget Snake hidden in hard drive fails to board Miami plane
Transport Security Administration (TSA) officials have intercepted a traveler at Miami International Airport who planned to illegally smuggle a snake en route to Barbados. The female passenger was pre...
07:36 am -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget Samsung leak shows a silver Galaxy Tab S4 and new S Pen design
Here's a glimpse of what Samsung could reveal during its Unpacked event on August 9th. Notable gadget leaker Evan Blass (evleaks) has tweeted photos of a white (or silver) Galaxy Tab S4, the next...
06:40 am -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget Apple signs Jason Momoa to star in original sci-fi series 'See'
Apple is taking on Netflix with an ambitious original series of its own. The upcoming show is called See, and it will star someone you're most likely familiar with: Jason Momoa aka Khal Drogo aka...
04:35 am -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget HTC's blockchain 'Exodus' phone launches this fall
In May HTC announced plans for a blockchain-focused mobile device and now development is far enough along to say that its Exodus will arrive in Q3 of this year. A website is active and taking signups ...
03:44 am -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget Engineer stashed Navy drone trade secrets in his personal Dropbox
Trade secret theft allegations are serious enough in the corporate world, but they're particularly grave when they involve military projects. And one contractor is learning that the hard way. A...
02:28 am -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget Apple bug crashed iPhones when you wrote 'Taiwan'
Many tech companies have to write code to adapt to China's strict rules, including its denial of Taiwan's independent status. However, Apple's approach to it may have been... slightly ...
01:14 am -04 - Wed, July 11, 2018
Engadget California mall owner's license plate readers send info to ICE
Some shopping malls in California are scanning license plates and sending that data to a surveillance vendor that works with -- and sells information to -- Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. That&#...
11:58 pm -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget Tesla Model 3 orders are available to everyone in North America
At last, you no longer need a reservation to order a Model 3 -- if you meet the right conditions. Tesla has opened its ordering system for the 'starter' EV to everyone in North America, lett...
11:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget Facebook faces 500k fine for Cambridge Analytica scandal
Months after the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal broke, and it seems like the social network will finally have to pay up. According to various news outlets, the UK's Information Commissi...
10:32 pm -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget It's now easier to change Google Assistant's voice
Now that Google Assistant has a slew of voices to choose from, shouldn't you have an easy interface for picking one of those voices? You do now. Google is rolling out an update that gives US user...
10:01 pm -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget Daimler and Bosch will use NVIDIA to power self-driving taxis
Putting self-driving cars on the streets requires a lot of computing power. Most test cars on the road have PC towers in their trunk that take up space, suck up power and produce a lot of heat. With t...
09:47 pm -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget Popular 'PUBG' streamer faces ban for playing with cheater
There's no question that PUBG's creators want to crack down on cheating, but some players have wondered: is it really willing to go after superstar players if they play dirty? Apparently, th...
09:15 pm -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget Facebook Messenger may soon flag DMs from fake accounts
While Facebook-owned WhatsApp is starting to label messages to fight fake news, Facebook proper seems to be doing something similar. According to a report at Motherboard, the social media company is t...
08:43 pm -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget Spotify finally lets Android users reorder playlists
Spotify users on Android are finally getting a basic function for a music app: the option to reorder songs within playlists. Spotify confirmed to Engadget that the feature is a new addition to the app...
08:31 pm -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget Former Google AI chief will lead Apples new machine learning team
Back in April, Google's former AI and search chief John Giannandrea left the company to join Apple for an undisclosed role. Today, the latter company announced he will head a new team combining t...
08:13 pm -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget Warner Bros. wants to build a sky tram to the Hollywood sign
Finding your way to the Hollywood sign in Los Angeles typically involves a lot of back-street driving. As the iconic sign continues to get visitors, however, the congestion on those residential roads ...
07:57 pm -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget Pepe the Frog creator gets neo-Nazi site to pull copyrighted cartoons
Pepe the Frog creater Matt Furie is enjoying more success in his copyright-based campaign to stop the "alt-right" from dragging his cartoon character's name through the dirt. Motherboar...
07:39 pm -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget WhatsApp now labels forwarded messages to fight fake news in India
Misinformation has been running rampant through WhatsApp conversations between Indian users. It's gotten so bad that false accusations of child trafficking and organ harvesting have riled folks i...
07:21 pm -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget This day in Engadget history: Ouya is a Kickstarter smash hit
Engadget has been around for 14 years and counting, which means our archives contain a veritable treasure trove of technology history. From notable reviews and news to the more mundane or ridiculous f...
07:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget Toyota is launching a car-sharing service in Hawaii
Automakers continue to invest in mobility just in case in the future, people don't buy as many vehicles as they do now. Toyota's the latest to take the plunge into the buzzword du jour with ...
06:27 pm -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget Audi and Huawei team up on connected car technology
Audi is no stranger to developing networked, internet-savvy cars. It still believes it needs a boost, however. To that end, it just signed a memorandum of understanding with Huawei that will see the...
05:59 pm -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget Slack search filters help you sort through work chat clutter
Searching in Slack can be... difficult. If you're looking for a specific conversation or file, you may end up wading through pages of fluff to find that one chat you're looking for. Mercif...
05:30 pm -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget Apples iOS App Store changed the way we think about software
Ten years ago today, Apple officially launched the iOS App Store and -- for better or worse -- it helped rewrite the rules of society. The iPhone, which debuted about a year prior, came with just nort...
05:08 pm -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget Hearthstones Boomsday expansion brings mad science to the card game
The second expansion of the year for Blizzard's digital card game Hearthstone, called The Boomsday Project, is coming on August 7th. Expect explosions and lab experiments gone awry as the title&#...
04:51 pm -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget Nokia 5.1 Plus leak suggests HMD can't resist the notch (updated)
Even an iconic brand like Nokia (or rather, HMD Global) can't resist the pressure to make phones with notched displays, it seems. Tiger Mobiles and Onleaks claim to have images of the Nokia 5.1 P...
04:30 pm -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget HBO's new owner needs to learn that 'more' doesn't mean 'better'
After AT&amp;T bought Time Warner, the business was handed over to AT&amp;T veteran John Stankey. Last month, the new boss told The New York Times that he would be hands-off, especially toward...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget Postmates expands into 100 additional US cities
Your online food delivery options could be about to become even more accessible after Postmates announced it's taking its platform to more than 100 additional US cities....
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget NVIDIA Shield gets a full-featured version of GeForce Now
NVIDIA's GeForce Now uses the power of the cloud to turn your Mac or Windows PC into a high-end gaming machine, even if your computer is a piece of crap. Confusingly, NVIDIA has offered a service...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget Instagram's latest Story sticker is for Q&A
Instagram's Stories now involve much more two-way interaction than simple polls. True to recent leaks, both Android and iOS users can use a Questions sticker that (surprise) lets you ask follower...
03:36 pm -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget Teslas proposed Chinese factory would crank out 500,000 cars a year
That didn't take long: Days after Tesla raised prices to offset import tariffs in China, the company has announced it has reached an agreement with the government in Shanghai to produce vehicles ...
03:36 pm -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget Teslas proposed Chinese factory would crank out 500,000 cars a year (updated)
That didn't take long: Days after Tesla raised prices to offset import tariffs in China, the company has announced it has reached an agreement with the government in Shanghai to produce vehicles ...
03:05 pm -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget Mozilla tests a password manager for Firefox on iOS
Test Pilot for Firefox is a program that allows users who have downloaded stable build browsers to try out experimental features without having to take the risks of using a beta version. Today, the te...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a SanDisk Extreme 2TB portable SSD!
Hauling around a ton of data isn't back-breaking work, but it helps to have the right device to properly transport your bulky hi-res photo, audio and video files. The SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD...
02:38 pm -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget NVIDIA's AI can fix bad photos by looking at other bad photos
A team of researchers from NVIDIA, MIT and Aalto University have found a way to fix pixelated photographs using AI -- even if the AI has never seen a clean example of the target photo....
02:19 pm -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget You can now send and receive money through Google Pay
Earlier this year, when Android Pay officially became Google Pay, we were surprised that the ability to send and receive money was still contained in a separate app (called Google Pay Send). Today, Go...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget Snapchat makes it easier to find user-made AR Lenses
Snapchat has let virtually anyone create Lenses for months. There's been one main problem, though: you couldn't just browse the user-made augmented reality effects, so finding one frequentl...
01:40 pm -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget Facebook is bringing augmented reality ads to the News Feed
Facebook is now testing augmented reality ads in its News Feed, the company announced today at an event in New York City. The new feature, which is limited to users in the US at launch, will let you v...
01:30 pm -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget Uber's quest to be the 'Amazon of transportation' won't be easy
Early Monday morning, Uber added an update that lets you rent electric scooters from Lime. What's more, Lime scooters will also now have Uber stickers on them. The last time we saw something like...
01:19 pm -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget Elon Musk's mini-sub was 'not practical' for Thailand cave rescue
The Thai cave rescue is over, with all 12 boys and their coach safely above ground. Elon Musk's miniature submarine clearly arrived too late. However, it's now clear that it wouldn't ...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget Netflix makes it easier to manage downloaded shows on Android
Netflix has made it much simpler to manage downloads on mobile -- in fact, you don't have to worry about purging watched episodes anymore. The streaming giant has launched "smart downloads&q...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget The 'dual-screen' Ticwatch Pro costs $250
For years, smartwatch makers have struggled to make batteries that last longer than two days -- whether it's by adding ultra low power modes or using your body heat. AI company Mobvoi's appr...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget Waze will provide its traffic data to US cities
Waze's real-time, crowdsourced info will soon do a lot more than help you avoid traffic jams. The Google-owned company is widening a partnership with Esri to provide its live alerts for free to A...
12:31 pm -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget Apple's new USB security feature has a major loophole
Apple's new USB Restricted Mode, which dropped with the iOS 11.4.1 release yesterday, may not be as secure as previously thought. The feature is designed to protect iPhones against USB devices us...
12:01 pm -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget Samsung trademark hints at a future Galaxy Watch
Samsung's upcoming smartwatch, currently referred to as the Gear S4, might be getting a total makeover. A logo registration for a Galaxy Watch has been spotted floating around in South Korea, whi...
11:38 am -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget Facebook uses newspaper ads to warn WhatsApp users about fake news
The devastating consequences of fake news are apparent around the world, but in recent times India has felt them most keenly, with the spread of misinformation resulting in the deaths of 12 people in ...
11:22 am -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget 'Chasm' brings its Metroidvania action home July 31st
Coming in just four years after its initially projected release date, 2D action-RPG Chasm has a July 31st release date. Five years ago its Kickstarter closed with $191,897 pledged towards the creation...
11:01 am -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget Critics say UK EV policy doesn't do enough
As expected, the UK government revealed a raft of new measures today designed to cut harmful emissions and promote EV adoption. The package, known collectively as the Road to Zero Strategy, builds on ...
10:30 am -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Microsoft's smaller Surface
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Ever thought that the only problem with Microsoft's Surface tablet is that it's too big? We have some good news for you, plus a dive into Ford's ele...
09:32 am -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget All Android users can now use YouTube's incognito mode
YouTube for Android just got a lot better at keeping secrets. The incognito mode the video platform has been testing since May is now rolling out to all Android users. Just like incognito for Chrome, ...
08:31 am -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget Grab tacks grocery delivery onto its ride-hailing service
Grab, the ride-sharing company that devoured Uber's business in Southeast Asia, has announced that it's also getting into grocery delivery. Just like Uber in the US and other Western countri...
07:31 am -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget EA buys studio from the co-creator of 'Halo'
EA is still covering very familiar ground with most of its games. However, it's willing to branch out a bit: the publisher has acquired Industrial Toys, the studio from former Bungie CEO and Hal...
06:30 am -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget Nikon's P1000 takes the superzoom crown with a beastly 125X lens
Nikon already holds the superzoom title with the 2,000mm (83X zoom) equivalent P900, but it hasn't been sitting on its haunches. It just unveiled the CoolPix P1000 with a 24-3,000mm f/2.8-8 lens ...
04:28 am -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget The original Lando Calrissian is reportedly coming back to 'Star Wars'
Donald Glover might have done a bang-up job as Lando Calrissian, but we're sure fans would still love to see the character's original actor again. According to The Hollywood Reporter, that&#...
03:02 am -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget 'Drive' director's free cult film streaming service debuts this month
Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn has taken his sweet time launching his free cult film streaming service, but it's finally here... almost. As part of an editorial in The Guardian, Refn has co...
01:00 am -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget Microsoft's $399 Surface Go is its smallest tablet yet
It's easy to think that Microsoft has given up on small tablets. In the three years since the release of the Surface 3, its last inexpensive iPad competitor, Microsoft shifted its attention towar...
12:24 am -04 - Tue, July 10, 2018
Engadget SKULPT is a tiny, feature-packed synth for under $300
Ultraportable, inexpensive synthesizers are everywhere these days, including solid entries from Korg, Roland and IK Multimedia. Now, UK-based Modal Electronics (makers of high-end boutique synths) is ...
11:38 pm -04 - Mon, July 9, 2018
Engadget VW eyes Goodwood record with its I.D. R Pikes Peak electric racer
Hardly content with shattering the all-time record at Pikes Peak, Volkswagen wants its I.D. R Pikes Peak electric race car to be the one to beat on other tracks. It's taking the racer to the Good...
10:42 pm -04 - Mon, July 9, 2018
Engadget YouTube invests $25 million to fix its breaking news problem
Google is showering more attention on YouTube as part of its effort to fight fake news. The streaming video behemoth has unveiled updates to its service and partnerships to not only boost access to cr...
09:39 pm -04 - Mon, July 9, 2018
Engadget 'Overwatch' skin raised more than $10 millon for breast cancer research
Back in May, Overwatch added its first paid skin for the much-loved (and sometimes loathed) healer Mercy. At $15, it was nothing to sniff at, but all proceeds went to a good cause, the Breast Cancer R...
09:39 pm -04 - Mon, July 9, 2018
Engadget 'Overwatch' skin raised more than $10 million for breast cancer research
Back in May, Overwatch added its first paid skin for the much-loved (and sometimes loathed) healer Mercy. At $15, it was nothing to sniff at, but all proceeds went to a good cause, the Breast Cancer R...
09:08 pm -04 - Mon, July 9, 2018
Engadget 'Monster Hunter: World' makes its PC debut August 9th
Last E3 Capcom announced that Monster Hunter: World would be out for PlayStation 4, Xbox one and PC. There hasn't been much, if any, news about the game's PC port since, but that's all ...
08:37 pm -04 - Mon, July 9, 2018
Engadget Sony's $999 Xperia XZ2 Premium pre-order includes $279 earbuds
Phone makers are increasingly sweetening the pot for pre-order buyers (just ask the Canadians who got a free 4K TV with their LG G7s), and Sony doesn't want to be left out of that trend. It just...
08:24 pm -04 - Mon, July 9, 2018
Engadget House Republicans seek answers from Apple and Alphabet on privacy issues
In the wake of last week's Google scandal around third-party apps accessing user information, top Republican members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee sent letters to both Alphabet and A...
08:06 pm -04 - Mon, July 9, 2018
Engadget Snapchat's camera may help you shop at Amazon
Snap may rely on more than gaming to help turn around its ailing fortunes -- it might soon offer camera-assisted shopping. App researcher Ishan Agarwal has found hidden Snapchat code for a Camera Sea...
07:47 pm -04 - Mon, July 9, 2018
Engadget 'Orange is the New Black' trailer reveals rising tension in season 6
Netflix has remained relatively tight-lipped about what the sixth season of Orange is the New Black would entail. It's opening up now that the new season's trailer has arrived, though... an...
07:26 pm -04 - Mon, July 9, 2018
Engadget iOS update adds security-focused USB restricted mode
Apple just released iOS 11.4.1 with an improved Find My AirPod feature and some stability fixes. It also appears to include USB Restricted Mode, a feature that was part of the 11.4.1 and iOS 12 betas....
07:26 pm -04 - Mon, July 9, 2018
Engadget iOS update adds security-focused USB restricted mode (updated)
Apple just released iOS 11.4.1 with an improved Find My AirPod feature and some stability fixes. It also appears to include USB Restricted Mode, a feature that was part of the 11.4.1 and iOS 12 betas....
07:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 9, 2018
Engadget Fornites Playground mode could be a cash cow
The wildly popular title Fortnite introduced its practice Playground mode at the beginning of last week, and despite being a big hit, Epic announced it will be shut down on July 12th. But don't f...
07:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 9, 2018
Engadget Fortnites Playground mode could be a cash cow
The wildly popular title Fortnite introduced its practice Playground mode at the beginning of last week, and despite being a big hit, Epic announced it will be shut down on July 12th. But don't f...
06:30 pm -04 - Mon, July 9, 2018
Engadget Become one with art at Tokyo's psychedelic digital museum
Japan's TeamLab has created some of the most trippy, interactive and Instagram-able digital art installations ever. It's only fitting, then, that the group is getting its own digital museum ...
06:10 pm -04 - Mon, July 9, 2018
Engadget iOS 11.4.1 update improves Find My AirPods feature
It has been almost three months since Apple's last incremental update for various devices like Apple Watch, iPhones and Apple TV. While the upcoming iterations of the company's operating sys...
05:51 pm -04 - Mon, July 9, 2018
Engadget Tencent is bringing its music division to the US
Tencent's push onto American entertainment is going beyond gaming and movies. Now the Chinese conglomerate will bring its Tencent Music Entertainment division to domestic shores, as spotted by Te...
05:30 pm -04 - Mon, July 9, 2018
Engadget Nissan Titan Surfcamp is a beach house on wheels
By Antti KautonenRemember the Nissan Smokin' Titan unveiled this spring? That concept combined a Nissan Titan XD with some proper BBQ capabilities. While barbecue is certainly a summer staple, Ni...
05:12 pm -04 - Mon, July 9, 2018
Engadget Jaden Smith's latest album is only available on Instagram
Whatever you think of Jaden Smith's music, you have to give him credit for finding new ways to capture listeners' attention. The budding rapper has debuted SYRE: The Electric Album, a reinte...
04:47 pm -04 - Mon, July 9, 2018
Engadget Smart bandage can monitor chronic wounds and dispense drugs
Chronic or slow-healing wounds are an increasing problem around the world. That's why a team of researchers at Tufts University is working on a smart bandage that can keep track of what is going ...
04:30 pm -04 - Mon, July 9, 2018
Engadget Building the perfect machine in 'Opus Magnum'
I'm not sure how Opus Magnum passed me by when it came to Steam Early Access last year. All I know is that I saw a split-second of it in a YouTube video a few weeks ago and have been obsessed sin...
04:08 pm -04 - Mon, July 9, 2018
Engadget Uber will let users rent Lime scooters through its app
Lime is teaming up with Uber to let you rent electric scooters through the ridesharing giant's app. Uber is also investing in Lime as part of a $335 million funding round led by Google parent com...
03:40 pm -04 - Mon, July 9, 2018
Engadget Timehop admits attacker stole 21 million users' data
Timehop, a popular app that reminds you of your social media posts from the same day in past years, is the latest service to suffer a data breach. The attacker struck on July 4th, and grabbed a databa...
03:12 pm -04 - Mon, July 9, 2018
Engadget Tesla raised its prices in China to offset US trade war tariffs
Just when it looked like China was going to be Tesla's boon, the US's trade war changed all that. Over the weekend, Tesla raised the price of the Model S and Model X by around 20 percent to ...
02:51 pm -04 - Mon, July 9, 2018
Engadget The largest-ever solid rocket engine is ready for its first static fire
This week, the European Space Agency (ESA) will perform a hot fire test on the P120C rocket engine. It is the largest-ever solid rocket motor ever built in one piece. The ESA plans to use it on the Ve...
02:28 pm -04 - Mon, July 9, 2018
Engadget Japan is spending years making one train line a minute faster
The efficiency of Japan's bullet trains are a modern marvel, and now JR East, the East Japan Railway Company, wants to increase it even further. The company began a two-year construction project ...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 9, 2018
Engadget Google Assistant brings voice control to Dish Hoppers
Dish launched Alexa support for its Hopper and Wally set-top boxes last year, so the devices can already do your bidding with just a spoken command. Now, the satellite TV provider is giving you anothe...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 9, 2018
Engadget Ford is saying goodbye to cars and hello to batteries
Ford made waves recently when it announced it would stop producing cars (except for the iconic Mustang) -- in favor of SUVs, trucks and other large vehicles -- for the United States. It wasn't a ...
01:39 pm -04 - Mon, July 9, 2018
Engadget Samsung opens the world's biggest smartphone facility in India
As the world's biggest consumer electronics maker, Samsung is constantly expanding its manufacturing operations across the world. Today, it formally opened the doors on its latest development in ...
12:16 pm -04 - Mon, July 9, 2018
Engadget Google's summer sale cuts Home Max and Pixel 2 XL prices
Google is trimming the prices of some of its most desirable products under the guise of a summer blowout sale. The company's official store is discounting its flagship smartphone, the Pixel 2 XL,...
11:31 am -04 - Mon, July 9, 2018
Engadget HBO must 'change direction' to flourish, says its new boss
With 42 million US subscribers, almost six billion dollars in profit over the past three years, and 29 Primetime Emmy Awards in 2017 alone, it goes without saying HBO is doing something right. But acc...
10:43 am -04 - Mon, July 9, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Mars soil samples and a panini press for weed
It's Monday morning, and we've had a space-centric weekend at Engadget. But while NASA is keeping busy, ESPN is axing its comment sections. Oh, and we test out a panini press for weed....
09:57 am -04 - Mon, July 9, 2018
Engadget The UK wants every new home to come with an EV charger
The UK has big plans to eliminate sales of new gasoline- and diesel-powered cars by 2040. Electric vehicles (EVs) are the key to making that work, but the required chargers are few and far between. To...
09:02 am -04 - Mon, July 9, 2018
Engadget Uncharted's Nathan Drake isn't a bullet sponge after all
Almost every action-adventure game has an unrealistic health system. In Gears of War, for instance, you can take a shockingly high number of bullets (at least on the standard difficulty) before your h...
07:19 am -04 - Mon, July 9, 2018
Engadget Argentina residents use Facebook 'barter clubs' to make ends meet
Social networks can provide valuable services to the less fortunate, but sometimes they may be as much symptoms of problems as they are solutions. Reuters has reported that Argentina's poor are i...
05:02 am -04 - Mon, July 9, 2018
Engadget Over-the-top anime 'Kill la Kill' becomes a game in 2019
One of the better-known (if at times infamous) anime shows of recent years is getting the video game treatment. Studio Trigger and Dragon Ball FighterZ developer Arc System Works have announced Kill ...
03:07 am -04 - Mon, July 9, 2018
Engadget Airbus is designing a Mars rover to return soil samples
Back in April, NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) agreed to figure out whether it's possible to bring Martian soil samples back to Earth. Now, the ESA has granted Airbus a $5.2 million cont...
01:35 am -04 - Mon, July 9, 2018
Engadget Insurance giant stops covering firms that depend on coal
The elimination of coal power isn't just good for the environment... it's quickly becoming good for the corporate bottom line. Insurance giant Swiss Re has enacted a policy that refuses cov...
12:06 am -04 - Mon, July 9, 2018
Engadget Tesla may finally start promoting the Model 3
Tesla hasn't done much to promote the Model 3 after the initial pre-order rush, and has even conducted an anti-marketing campaign (such as encouraging Model 3 customers to switch to the Model S) ...
10:34 pm -04 - Sun, July 8, 2018
Engadget Polar fitness data exposes homes of soldiers and intelligence agents
Strava isn't the only fitness tech company grappling with the security implications of its fitness tracking. Bellingcat and De Correspondent have discovered that Polar's Flow social platform...
09:02 pm -04 - Sun, July 8, 2018
Engadget Drake's new album is the first to stream 1 billion times in a week
We know, we know -- you're probably tired of hearing about Drake's new album setting records and otherwise dominating the internet. However, this is one record that's worth noting whet...
07:33 pm -04 - Sun, July 8, 2018
Engadget Co-op shooter 'Warframe' is coming to Nintendo Switch
Add another game to the list of seemingly unlikely Switch ports. Digital Extremes has announced that its cooperative free-to-play shooter Warframe is coming to Nintendo's console. There are preci...
06:05 pm -04 - Sun, July 8, 2018
Engadget NASA's new climate science satellites switch on their lasers
NASA's new climate-monitoring satellites, which SpaceX ferried to orbit in May, are almost ready to keep an eye on our planet's ice sheets, atmosphere and ocean levels. On June 13th, the twi...
04:33 pm -04 - Sun, July 8, 2018
Engadget ESPN axes its not-so-helpful comment sections
Add ESPN to the list of major websites that are less than thrilled with reader discussions. The sports broadcaster has confirmed to Deadspin that it has dropped its Facebook-linked comment sections a...
03:00 pm -04 - Sun, July 8, 2018
Engadget After Math: Stay cool
It's been a sweltering week with much of the country swaddled in a record-setting heat wave but that hasn't slowed the tech industry. Netflix is reportedly considering a new HDR-enabled pric...
01:29 pm -04 - Sun, July 8, 2018
Engadget 'Destiny 2' brings back rewards for lifetime achievements
If you stuck with the original Destiny right up until the launch of its sequel, you're probably familiar with Moments of Triumph -- an event that rewarded you for lifetime achievements with exclu...
12:00 pm -04 - Sun, July 8, 2018
Engadget Ben Heck's Super Glue Gun: The final design
The time has finally come for Ben to put together the 3D-printed and laser-cut components of the Super Glue Gun prototype. While it has been a long and sticky road to completion, and though some featu...
08:14 am -04 - Sun, July 8, 2018
Engadget New videos show how Audi E-Trons new virtual side mirrors work
Audi is attracting lots of attention for the mirrorless virtual side mirror system fitted to its E-Tron concept electric SUV. Now, two new videos give us a better sense of just how it works.Instead of...
03:42 am -04 - Sun, July 8, 2018
Engadget Tesla and Luxembourg squabble over failed Model S braking test
Did you think Tesla could move past braking complaints just because it addressed the issue with the Model 3? Luxembourg certainly doesn't. The European country's testing and standards body I...
02:10 am -04 - Sun, July 8, 2018
Engadget McLaren's expanded eSports program includes mobile racing games
McLaren is enamored with eSports -- so much so that it's expanding the scope of its program. The 2018 edition of the Shadow Project promises to be more "open and inclusive" than you mi...
12:35 am -04 - Sun, July 8, 2018
Engadget Deep Silver hasn't killed off 'Dead Island 2'
Dead Island's long-awaited sequel is alive and well despite numerous setbacks after its trailer was revealed way back in 2014. The game's Twitter account has reassured a fan asking about Dea...
11:02 pm -04 - Sat, July 7, 2018
Engadget Elon Musk's Thailand cave rescue would use a 'kid-size' submarine
Elon Musk is quickly solidifying his offer to help rescue a boys' soccer team trapped in a Thailand cave, and in just the way you would expect from a technology entrepreneur. He has revealed tha...
09:33 pm -04 - Sat, July 7, 2018
Engadget DJI's next Mavic drone might have 360-degree obstacle awareness
Now that DJI has made its semi-pro drone technology more accessible through the Mavic Air, what's it going to do for operators who prefer the Mavic Pro line? Check off a few of their bigger wish...
08:01 pm -04 - Sat, July 7, 2018
Engadget Watch VW's electric racer destroy the Pikes Peak record
When VW smashed Pikes Peak's all-time record with an electric car, there was one lingering question for those who couldn't see it live: where's the footage? You've got it now. VW...
06:32 pm -04 - Sat, July 7, 2018
Engadget An 'Ingress' anime series is coming to Netflix
There's no question that Pok&eacute;mon Go has overshadowed Niantic's original augmented reality game, Ingress. The developer may have a clever way of revitalizing interest when Ingress&...
05:00 pm -04 - Sat, July 7, 2018
Engadget Recommended Reading: Self-driving cars still have a lot to learn
Self-driving cars are headed toward an AI roadblockRussell Brandom,The VergeIt's no secret that the auto industry is racing towards production of fully autonomous vehicles. A number of companies ...
03:31 pm -04 - Sat, July 7, 2018
Engadget HIV vaccine delivers promising results in human tests
A Harvard-led team of scientists has made important progress in the quest to prevent HIV infections. They've had early success testing a multi-strain vaccine in humans -- everyone who received th...
02:00 pm -04 - Sat, July 7, 2018
Engadget Thanos subreddit culling is not the typical online fan movement
Online communities are a beautiful thing. Not only are they places for you to squee about beloved characters and plot twists on your favorite shows, but they're also powerful forces that can chan...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, July 7, 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 few days, we'll take a look at an ill-timed MoviePass outage and consider what we...
08:47 am -04 - Sat, July 7, 2018
Engadget Adidas brings Yeezy reservations to its main app
Since 2015, Adidas has been letting customers reserve highly coveted sneakers (like Kanye West's Yeezys) through its Confirmed app. But that's about to change in the coming weeks. According ...
03:16 am -04 - Sat, July 7, 2018
Engadget Gigapixel timelapse captures a day in the life of London
There's a real chance you've seen gigapixel city shots before, but they've rarely had a dynamic element -- you've had to be content with that one sliver of time. Now, there's...
01:31 am -04 - Sat, July 7, 2018
Engadget MoviePass (was) down and out on a summer Friday night
For the past couple of hours MoviePass was experiencing an outage on a Friday night in the summer. It also happens to be the hottest day so far this year in many parts of the country and would otherwi...
01:31 am -04 - Sat, July 7, 2018
Engadget MoviePass was down and out on a summer Friday night
For the past couple of hours MoviePass was experiencing an outage on a Friday night in the summer. It also happens to be the hottest day so far this year in many parts of the country and would otherwi...
12:20 am -04 - Sat, July 7, 2018
Engadget Virgin Galactic plans to open a commercial spaceport in Italy
Virgin Galactic announced today that it has partnered with two Italian aerospace companies with the aim to bring commercial space flight to Italy in the future, The Verge reports. Alongside Altec, whi...
09:40 pm -04 - Fri, July 6, 2018
Engadget TwitchCon 2018 tickets are now on sale, starting at $89
This year's TwitchCon is moving north from Long Beach, California, to the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, and if you're planning to make the trip to the annual gathering of Twitch creato...
09:17 pm -04 - Fri, July 6, 2018
Engadget Netflix user reviews werent useful anyway
Earlier today, Netflix announced it was getting rid of user reviews, which has been a mainstay of its platform from day one. According to the company, the decision was made because of declining usage....
08:50 pm -04 - Fri, July 6, 2018
Engadget Twitter reportedly suspended 70 million fake accounts in May and June
Twitter been ramping up its purges of fake users, suspending 70 million accounts in May and June in its attempts to reduce the impact of misinformation. That's more than double the rate the socia...
08:29 pm -04 - Fri, July 6, 2018
Engadget Researchers find Amazon is selling white supremacist products
A pair of watchdog groups reported that despite Amazon's policy against the sale of racist or 'hatred-glorifying' goods on its platforms, white supremacist, anti-Semitic, Islamophobic a...
07:57 pm -04 - Fri, July 6, 2018
Engadget NASA put Kepler to sleep to preserve its remaining fuel
NASA announced today that the Kepler spacecraft, which has been searching for distant Earth-like planets near Sun-like stars, is running very low on fuel. So much so, that it has decided to put Kepler...
07:31 pm -04 - Fri, July 6, 2018
Engadget UK politicians push for FOSTA SESTA-style sex censorship
If you're familiar with the phrase "that's a terrible idea, let's do it" then you might be one of the British MPs who think that the UK should do its own version of FOSTA-SEST...
07:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 6, 2018
Engadget I'm giving 'Pokmon Go' another try
I'll be the first to admit that I am not a serious Pok&eacute;mon player. I don't know a Kanto from a Johto, and really have no clue where an Alolan Exeggutor comes from. Still, when Pok...
06:30 pm -04 - Fri, July 6, 2018
Engadget Fiskes Reading Machine was a pre-silicon Kindle
E-readers have become one of the most pervasive pieces of tech for many reasons. They survive alongside tablets because they're accessible -- Amazon's entry-level Kindle is just $80 -- and d...
06:16 pm -04 - Fri, July 6, 2018
Engadget MIT researchers automate drug design with machine learning
Developing and improving medications is typically a long and very involved process. Chemists build and tweak molecules, sometimes aiming to create a new treatment for a specific disease or symptom, ot...
05:57 pm -04 - Fri, July 6, 2018
Engadget Mercedes-Benz will test self-driving cars on public roads in Beijing
Daimler will soon take its Mercedes-Benz self-driving cars to the public streets of Beijing. It's the first non-Chinese company to win a license to test level 4 self-driving vehicles there. Level...
05:30 pm -04 - Fri, July 6, 2018
Engadget The Rosinbomb Rocket is a panini press for weed
While medical cannabis is already available in more than half of American states and recreational cannabis nears its cusp of nation...
04:58 pm -04 - Fri, July 6, 2018
Engadget Mitsubishi hopes you'll trade driving data for a cheaper oil change
Companies and cities love it when you supply driving data, but how do they convince you to hand it over? In Mitsubishi's case, it's simple: shower people with gifts. The automaker has laun...
04:27 pm -04 - Fri, July 6, 2018
Engadget NASA's sun-bound probe just got a super heat-resistant shield
NASA's sun-bound Parker Solar Probe was already set to fare better than Icarus, but it just got some serious fortification. The space agency has announced that the vessel has been fitted with an ...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 6, 2018
Engadget The best AV receiver
By Chris HeinonenThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support it...
03:31 pm -04 - Fri, July 6, 2018
Engadget Apple Music reportedly has more US subscribers than Spotify
Thanks to a Wall Street Journal report in February, we knew Apple Music was poised to overtake Spotify in terms of US subscribers this summer. Well, it reportedly has happened. According to sources fr...
03:06 pm -04 - Fri, July 6, 2018
Engadget HTC's June sales highlight the need for its recent layoffs
HTC can't catch a break. The company has announced that in June its sales fell "nearly 68 percent," according to Reuters. Earlier this week, the company revealed it would cull some 1,50...
02:45 pm -04 - Fri, July 6, 2018
Engadget Hashtag United and the new world of startup soccer
There is an English soccer team which has toured the US and Spain, seen hundreds of thousands of fans tune into their weekend matches and played in some of the sport's most hallowed arenas agains...
02:15 pm -04 - Fri, July 6, 2018
Engadget Drake is the king of memes
Drake has done it again. And no, we're not talking about him repeatedly smashing Apple Music and Spotify streaming records. We're talking about one of his tracks being turned into meme gold....
01:55 pm -04 - Fri, July 6, 2018
Engadget Sonos' public filing shows the challenge of relying on Alexa
With little fanfare, smart speaker company Sonos has just announced it plans to go public. Sonos plans to raise $100 million in its IPO, but noted that amount was "estimated as a placeholder.&quo...
01:40 pm -04 - Fri, July 6, 2018
Engadget Crystals could be the answer to keeping our gadgets cool
Crystals won't do anything to cure diseases, despite the latest health craze floating around, but here's something they can do: cool down your computer. Researchers at the University of Illi...
01:19 pm -04 - Fri, July 6, 2018
Engadget 'Gundam' is being made into a live-action movie
Gundam is heading to the big screen -- and, yes, we're talking about a live action adaptation, not a movie-length anime movie you can see in theaters. Legendary Entertainment and Gundam's cr...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 6, 2018
Engadget Newton email app surfaces messages it thinks you should reply to
If you've used the new version of Gmail, you're probably familiar with how the service "nudges" you to follow up on emails you might have forgotten about. If you want a feature lik...
12:38 pm -04 - Fri, July 6, 2018
Engadget Elon Musk is sending teams to assist with the Thailand cave rescue
Elon Musk has offered assistance in the rescue of the boys' soccer team trapped in a cave in Thailand. Engineers from SpaceX and The Boring Company will travel to the country on Saturday to help ...
12:21 pm -04 - Fri, July 6, 2018
Engadget After Facebook and Google, the EU tackles... daylight savings
After holding tech giants to account with fines and legislation, the European Commission (EC) sights are now trained on a new target. The commission is polling EU residents to figure out whether it�...
12:02 pm -04 - Fri, July 6, 2018
Engadget Netflix will remove user reviews from its website next month
Aside from a looming 'Ultra' tier that could raise prices while restricting features like 4K, HDR or simultaneous streams, Netflix has recently notified users of one feature that's defi...
11:20 am -04 - Fri, July 6, 2018
Engadget 'Alexa, is football coming home?'
You've gotta hand it to England's football fans -- what they lack in World Cup wins they more than make up for in boundless optimism. It's been 52 years since the team won the World Cup...
10:43 am -04 - Fri, July 6, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: The next iPhone might have more color options
Hey there! We lay out why Netflix's new pricing tier (still in testing) is inevitable, Fortnite Playground is a (not-long-for-this-world) hit and how smart, secure bikes are changing one editor&#...
10:15 am -04 - Fri, July 6, 2018
Engadget Netflix renews 'Aggretsuko' and commits to more new anime
Netflix is going all-in on anime, renewing another series and bringing in a bunch of new ones, it announced at the Anime 2018 festival. There'll certainly be a lot of variety, starting with seaso...
09:25 am -04 - Fri, July 6, 2018
Engadget Acers ProDesigner BM270 HDR display dials up the brightness
Acer's newest monitor is the ProDesigner BM270, a 27-inch 4K UHD beast that has a rare blend of extreme color accuracy and eye-scorching brightness. The panel might be smaller than the Acer'...
08:12 am -04 - Fri, July 6, 2018
Engadget Scientists reprogram T Cells to target autoimmune diseases
Researchers from the University of San Francisco have uncovered a gene-editing technique which could provide safer treatments for patients with cancer and autoimmune diseases. The breakthrough -- whic...
07:02 am -04 - Fri, July 6, 2018
Engadget MIT's music AI can identify instruments and isolate their sounds
If you've ever played a YouTube video for what it seems like the thousandth time to listen to your instrument's part of a composition, you'll love MIT's new AI. PixelPlayer, which ...
05:39 am -04 - Fri, July 6, 2018
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S9 couldn't keep profit growth on pace in Q2
Samsung's projected operating profit for April to June of 2018 is around $700 million more than its profit from the same period last year. At $13.2 billion, though, it's still going to be mu...
03:44 am -04 - Fri, July 6, 2018
Engadget 'Fortnite' Playground mode has one more week to live
It's no secret that we love Fortnite's 4-player "Playground" mode. Whether you just need a bit of training or want to experiment with the game's features in creative ways, aft...
03:06 am -04 - Fri, July 6, 2018
Engadget Facebook reportedly in talks for a Cristiano Ronaldo reality show
News emerged back in May that global football sensation (and model, and philanthropist, and...) Cristiano Ronaldo was working on a scripted drama for Facebook Watch about an all-girls soccer team in u...
01:41 am -04 - Fri, July 6, 2018
Engadget Microsoft may offer a Movies & TV app on Android and iOS
If you have a Windows PC and don't have a Windows Mobile handheld -- and who could blame you -- Microsoft has been making sure that core apps like Edge and Launcher would be available on Android ...
12:05 am -04 - Fri, July 6, 2018
Engadget When will Nissan EVs drive themselves?
By John Beltz SnyderAutoblog recently went to Japan to drive cars, ride trains, and talk to carmakers about automotive history and the future of mobility. This video is part of a larger in a series of...
11:16 pm -04 - Thu, July 5, 2018
Engadget $3,950 will get you a life-size BB-8 that doesn't move
If you've been wanting a life-sized replica of Star Wars' BB-8, Sideshow Collectibles will soon have you covered. The company just announced its BB-8 Life-Size Figure, a 37-inch tall replica...
10:34 pm -04 - Thu, July 5, 2018
Engadget WhatsApp enlists outside help for its fake news problem
Over the last two months, misinformation spread through WhatsApp in India has riled up lynch mobs that killed twelve people. After the country's government sternly criticized the messaging servic...
10:13 pm -04 - Thu, July 5, 2018
Engadget Belkin power bank charges with your iPhone's Lightning cable
The need to use proprietary Lightning cables with your iPhone creates some complications, including for external batteries -- you'll have to carry a separate cable just to top up your power pack....
09:44 pm -04 - Thu, July 5, 2018
Engadget Severed gets a lavish PS Vita physical release
DrinkBox Studios released the stylized first-person dungeon crawler Severed as a PS Vita exclusive back in April 2016, but the game moved on from Sony's ailing handheld to iOS by year's end....
09:15 pm -04 - Thu, July 5, 2018
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Save $40 on Sennheiser HD1 wireless headphones
This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read thei...
08:47 pm -04 - Thu, July 5, 2018
Engadget Skype adds read receipts at long last
Skype is catching up with pretty much every other chat program on the planet by finally adding read receipts. When someone has seen your message, their avatar will pop up below, so you can see at a gl...
08:18 pm -04 - Thu, July 5, 2018
Engadget California's net neutrality bill regains some key protections
California's Senate passed its own net neutrality-preserving bill, SB 822, but several amendments added on by the State Assembly's Communications Committee headed by State Senator Miguel San...
07:52 pm -04 - Thu, July 5, 2018
Engadget Scott Pruitt resigns as head of the EPA
After months of scandal and numerous investigations into his lavish spending habits while in office, Scott Pruitt has tendered his resignation as head of the Environmental Protection Agency. President...
07:49 pm -04 - Thu, July 5, 2018
Engadget Xbox One's fast-loading feature rolls out today
Xbox's July update is rolling out to consoles today, and it introduces an exciting feature: FastStart. It's designed to prioritize the files necessary to start playing a game and download th...
07:20 pm -04 - Thu, July 5, 2018
Engadget ZTE replaces leadership to meet US demands
ZTE is fulfilling one of the US' key demands in its attempt to avoid a renewed export ban. Days before a 30-day deadline, the Chinese tech giant has replaced a whole suite of executives, includi...
06:51 pm -04 - Thu, July 5, 2018
Engadget Watch 20 minutes of 'Anthem' gameplay in 4K
Open-world action RPG Anthem is finally set to arrive in February on PS4, PC and Xbox One. Bioware is getting gamers pumped by releasing a video of the gameplay demo it showcased at E3, including almo...
06:30 pm -04 - Thu, July 5, 2018
Engadget America's love affair with firearms bleeds into gaming culture
Gaming culture is rife with graphic representations of gun violence and has been since arcade goers first blew aliens out of Space Invader's skies. You'll be hard-pressed to find more than a...
06:14 pm -04 - Thu, July 5, 2018
Engadget MIT's Cheetah robot doesn't need eyes to climb, run and jump
Many robots depend on cameras and other visual sensors to find their way around the world. But that's not always realistic -- it can be too dark, too chaotic or even play tricks. Thankfully, MI...
06:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 5, 2018
Engadget VanMoof's Electrified X cured my fear of bike thieves
Five years ago I lost my bike.A few months prior, I had moved into a half-finished block of flats in southeast London. The apartment was complete, but construction workers were still beavering away at...
05:39 pm -04 - Thu, July 5, 2018
Engadget MoviePass surge pricing starts today
Last month, MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe announced that surge pricing would soon go into effect, charging customers a little extra for movies and showtimes that are especially popular. That added fee, whi...
05:10 pm -04 - Thu, July 5, 2018
Engadget Netflixs pricier Ultra tier is inevitable
Netflix took Hollywood by storm with insights on customer data, bold decisions and a blank checkbook. But if the streaming service is going to spend as much as it does, it's either going to have ...
04:53 pm -04 - Thu, July 5, 2018
Engadget Google's voice-calling AI could handle your next insurance claim
It sounds like Google's scary-natural AI voice calling could wind up in a call center. An unnamed insurance company has shown interest in the tech, according to The Information, where Duplex coul...
04:53 pm -04 - Thu, July 5, 2018
Engadget Google's voice-calling AI could handle your next insurance claim (updated)
It sounds like Google's scary-natural AI voice calling could wind up in a call center. An unnamed insurance company has shown interest in the tech, according to The Information, where Duplex coul...
04:24 pm -04 - Thu, July 5, 2018
Engadget Nikon may release two full-frame mirrorless cameras this summer
Sony has been leading the way when it come to mirrorless camera tech, leaving Nikon and Canon scrambling to catch up. Now, Nikon Rumors reports that Nikon has two mirrorless cameras on the way. Accord...
04:03 pm -04 - Thu, July 5, 2018
Engadget Amazon may add to its free TV streaming in the UK
Amazon's next foray into video probably isn't what you expect. No, the e-commerce juggernaut isn't jumping into VR (that we know of), it will potentially start offering more free, ad-su...
03:37 pm -04 - Thu, July 5, 2018
Engadget Apple may introduce blue, red and orange iPhones this fall
Apple may be releasing its next iPhone in a few more colors than usual. In addition to the usual gray and white, according to 9to5Mac, Ming-Chi Kuo reports that the entry-level 6.1-inch iPhone will be...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 5, 2018
Engadget Fitbit's period-tracking features are seriously lacking
Fitbit wants to help women stay on top of their cycles. It added a "female health tracking" feature to its app two months ago, which puts data about periods and ovulation alongside your othe...
02:37 pm -04 - Thu, July 5, 2018
Engadget Tesla's Model 3 can now park itself with Summon feature
Tesla tweeted today that the Summon feature is now available in its Model 3. The feature, which was already available in the Model S and Model X, lets Tesla owners have their cars park themselves. Wit...
02:16 pm -04 - Thu, July 5, 2018
Engadget Australian airport begins passport-free biometric check-in trials
Qantas passengers who travel through Sydney Airport will be among the first groups of travelers to use facial recognition in automated check-ins, bag drop, lounge access and plane boarding. The system...
01:49 pm -04 - Thu, July 5, 2018
Engadget Facebook will broadcast live Premier League games in Asia
Facebook made clear its intentions to move into sport earlier this year, when it hired Eurosport CEO Peter Hutton to lead negotiations for worldwide live sports streams. Hutton's been earning his...
01:25 pm -04 - Thu, July 5, 2018
Engadget EU Parliament rejects controversial copyright bill
After the EU Parliament's legal affairs committee narrowly passed a bill that would require tech companies to monitor and filter internet content to protect copyrights, approval by the full gover...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 5, 2018
Engadget Tinder adds GIF-like video loops to spice up your dating profile
If you're a dating app regular, you know that a photo only says so much about yourself. But do you really want to go to the trouble of recording a whole video for people who could swipe left bef...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 5, 2018
Engadget Bixby will start collecting sports scores and news next month
Bixby Home is getting smarter. Well, in the sense that now in the US, Samsung's virtual assistant will offer sports scores and up-to-the-minute news coverage through a partnership with theScore. ...
12:20 pm -04 - Thu, July 5, 2018
Engadget HQ Trivia is rewarding regular players with extra lives
Anyone who's played the frustratingly-addictive HQ Trivia is familiar with the crushing disappointment that follows a wrong answer, especially when you were only a question or two away from the j...
12:20 pm -04 - Thu, July 5, 2018
Engadget HQ Trivia is rewarding regular players with extra lives (updated)
Anyone who's played the frustratingly-addictive HQ Trivia is familiar with the crushing disappointment that follows a wrong answer, especially when you were only a question or two away from the j...
11:35 am -04 - Thu, July 5, 2018
Engadget 'Fortnite' players are having too much fun with Playground mode
Fortnite's Playground mode might have been designed as a testing ground for newcomers, but that hasn't stopped players with irrepressible creative streaks from constructing things that are a...
10:39 am -04 - Thu, July 5, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: The Galaxy Note 9 will get an upgraded stylus
And we're back. Independence Day has passed in the US, but they're celebrating it today in Algeria, Cape Verde and Venezuela. Anyhow, the next Galaxy Note 9 might come with a more capable st...
10:09 am -04 - Thu, July 5, 2018
Engadget Court rules Kim Dotcom can be extradited to the US
Kim Dotcom, who has been in the news so often that it's hard to believe his company MegaUpload was shut down way back in 2012, is running out of lives. A New Zealand appeals court has ruled that ...
09:28 am -04 - Thu, July 5, 2018
Engadget Harvard's tiny robot can swim and walk underwater
Harvard is developing a knack for tiny amphibious robots. Its researchers have upgraded the Harvard Ambulatory Microbot (HAMR) with the ability to swim and walk underwater, in addition to walking on ...
08:22 am -04 - Thu, July 5, 2018
Engadget Radio telescopes show theory of gravity holds in extreme situations
Radio telescopes have been crucial to some crucial discoveries regarding the nature of the universe. Now, though, they're verifying the basic rules of the cosmos. An international group of astr...
07:07 am -04 - Thu, July 5, 2018
Engadget Fan-made 'System Shock' mod awakens a new terror
Once unleashed, the power of fandom is a force that can't be stopped. Just ask Joey Lansing, the creator of a mod for 1994 action-adventure System Shock. He spent four months whipping up an entir...
06:09 am -04 - Thu, July 5, 2018
Engadget VW and Renault promise electric car sharing services
Automaker-run EV sharing services are still novelties now, but they could be plentiful before long. Both Volkswagen and Renault have announced plans for electric car sharing services in a bid to prom...
05:05 am -04 - Thu, July 5, 2018
Engadget Volvo's new brand is devoted to app-based car services
Volvo is launching another spinoff brand, but this time it's not about convincing you to buy a car... in fact, it might wean you off ownership altogether. The Swedish automaker has unveiled M, a...
03:21 am -04 - Thu, July 5, 2018
Engadget Amazon may send holiday toy catalogs in the mail
Toys 'R' Us is calling it quits in the US, but Amazon is apparently ready to pick up the slack. Bloomberg tipsters have asserted that Amazon is planning to mail a holiday toy catalog to &qu...
02:23 am -04 - Thu, July 5, 2018
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 pen will include Bluetooth
Samsung hasn't been shy about hinting that the Galaxy Note 9 launch will focus heavily on the S Pen. Now, however, we have a better idea of what that means. An FCC filing for the Note 9's ...
01:42 am -04 - Thu, July 5, 2018
Engadget Audi shows off its electric SUV's screen-filled interior
Audi has been more than happy to show off its e-tron Quattro prototype's outside, but what will it be like if you're taking it for a drive? Wonder no more: the automaker has offered a proper...
11:07 pm -04 - Wed, July 4, 2018
Engadget Lab-made embryos may save near-extinct rhino species
The northern white rhino faces a grim fate when its last surviving examples are two infertile females. A novel scientific technique might just spare the species from extinction, however. Researchers...
09:55 pm -04 - Wed, July 4, 2018
Engadget Nintendo Switch gets SNK's arcade games this November
SNK is celebrating its 40th birthday with a triumphant return to the golden age of arcade games -- with a modern twist. On November 13, the creator is launching a bevy of retro games for Nintendo Swit...
08:44 pm -04 - Wed, July 4, 2018
Engadget Faster software updates are coming to the OnePlus 5 and 5T
Broken promises aren't usually a good thing. Unless, of course, you're talking about OnePlus' confirmation that its OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T models would not be receiving support for Go...
07:33 pm -04 - Wed, July 4, 2018
Engadget Baidu will deploy its self-driving buses in Japan
Baidu has started mass-producing its Level 4 autonomous mini-buses with the intention of deploying them not just in China, but also in other countries. Their first destination outside of China? Japan....
06:22 pm -04 - Wed, July 4, 2018
Engadget Fox set a streaming record during the World Cup on Monday
Fox Sports has done a lot of work to deliver live streaming coverage of the World Cup in Russia, but it seems to be paying off. The network announced that the Brazil-Mexico match was its top authenti...
05:11 pm -04 - Wed, July 4, 2018
Engadget A beginner's guide to space tourism
The era of space tourism is nearly upon us. With Blue Origin, SpaceX and Virgin Galactic each vying to be the first company to ferry clients on once-in-a-lifetime treks up to the edge of space and bac...
03:47 pm -04 - Wed, July 4, 2018
Engadget Microsoft's low-cost Surface may use a modest Pentium chip
It's no secret that Microsoft is working on a lower-priced Surface between leaks and FCC filings, but just what's going to power this 10-inch tablet? There might be a clue. WinFuture sourc...
02:30 pm -04 - Wed, July 4, 2018
Engadget European Wikipedia sites go dark to protest copyright reform
If you check Wikipedia's Spanish and Italian editions while in Europe, you'll find yourself facing a wall of text and no means to access its articles. Both pages have gone dark ahead of the ...
12:30 pm -04 - Wed, July 4, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Netflix's 'Ultra' price test
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Happy Independence Day if you're in the US! It's just another Wednesday in most other places. Netflix is testing higher prices, some Spotify users don�...
10:31 am -04 - Wed, July 4, 2018
Engadget Now Google Duo can stay signed in on more than one phone
The latest build of Google Duo revealed multi-device support was on the cards, and while the feature hasn't been officially announced, it is rolling out to users now, according to 9to5Google. The...
08:31 am -04 - Wed, July 4, 2018
Engadget AI-powered instant camera turns photos into crude cartoons
Most cameras are designed to capture scenes as faithfully as possible, but don't tell that to Dan Macnish. He recently built an instant camera, Draw This, that uses a neural network to translate...
06:29 am -04 - Wed, July 4, 2018
Engadget Netflix snaps up musical series originally intended for Fox
Netflix is no stranger to rescuing movies on the brink of oblivion, but now it's getting more comfortable with the idea of giving TV pilots a second chance. The company has ordered 10 episodes o...
04:00 am -04 - Wed, July 4, 2018
Engadget AI-enabled Guess store helps you create an ensemble
You can try Amazon's Echo Look if you want AI to offer fashion advice at home. But what if you're at the store, and would rather not hem and haw while you decide if that top goes with those...
03:39 am -04 - Wed, July 4, 2018
Engadget Netflix tests 'Ultra' tier that could add a higher price option
Over the last few years, Netflix has slowly rolled out a series of price increases for its streaming service. After the debacle of 2011 that occurred when it announced a split between its streaming an...
12:29 am -04 - Wed, July 4, 2018
Engadget New international Netflix series include Salma Hayek's 'Monarca'
Netflix announced today that it's partnering with Salma Hayek's Ventanarosa production company on a new original series from Mexico. Monarca is set in the world of Mexican billionaires and f...
11:41 pm -04 - Tue, July 3, 2018
Engadget US says ZTE can resume limited business while sanctions are debated
The Trump administration has handed ZTE another lifeline, Bloomberg reports, allowing it to resume certain business activities while US lawmakers decide how to deal with the company going forward. In ...
10:44 pm -04 - Tue, July 3, 2018
Engadget Summer gaming sale fever reaches PlayStation Store
'Tis the season for summer gaming sales, and the PlayStation Store has its own deals lined up. From now until July 17th at 8AM PT, players can get up to half off select games, with even more savi...
10:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 3, 2018
Engadget Smart ForTwo Electric Drive quick spin review
By Jeremy KorzeniewskiI went into my weeklong loan of the Smart ForTwo Electric Drive expecting to dislike it. Seven days later, I didn't find anything that had changed my mind. But before I get ...
09:37 pm -04 - Tue, July 3, 2018
Engadget DeepMind AIs new trick is playing Quake III Arena like a human
Research in AI continues to make video games better. The technology informs NPCs that can move and fight more convincingly, orcs with personalities and ever-more realistic visuals. Now researchers at ...
09:19 pm -04 - Tue, July 3, 2018
Engadget Research shows Facebook (probably) isnt listening through your phone
Some people still believe that their phones are listening in to gather data that will inform targeted advertising or compromise their privacy. Facebook has directly denied that its apps are listening ...
09:02 pm -04 - Tue, July 3, 2018
Engadget Facebook's latest AI acquisition is focused on natural language
Facebook might have another AI tool for its quest to tackle fake news. The social network has acquired Bloomsbury AI, a London firm specializing in using machine learning to understand natural langua...
08:42 pm -04 - Tue, July 3, 2018
Engadget Amazon is preparing another checkout-free retail store in Seattle
Amazon's experimental checkout-free retail store in Seattle formally opened to the greater public back in January and pulled off its liberating -- if unnerving -- concept: Scan the dedicated app ...
08:21 pm -04 - Tue, July 3, 2018
Engadget Third-party app developers could be reading your Gmail
Last summer, Google promised to stop scanning your gmail for keywords that helped them target advertising. However, according to a report at The Wall Street Journal, Google still allows third-party ap...
08:06 pm -04 - Tue, July 3, 2018
Engadget Two attendees of doomed Fyre Festival win $5 million suit
You know a festival was a nightmare when the organizer is arrested for wire fraud, pleads guilty to the charge and then Hulu picks up a documentary about it. There is some justice in the world, howeve...
07:15 pm -04 - Tue, July 3, 2018
Engadget The Decode app spots fakes with NFC
The global trade of counterfeit goods reportedly rakes in half a trillion dollars per year, which isn't good for anyone. (Except for the counterfeiters themselves, I suppose.) As the fakes indust...
06:53 pm -04 - Tue, July 3, 2018
Engadget 'Semblance' makes history on the Nintendo Switch on July 24th
Semblance, the squashy platformer from independent studio Nyamakop, will hit the Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac on July 24th, 2018 -- a date that will go down in video game history. Semblance is the firs...
06:31 pm -04 - Tue, July 3, 2018
Engadget This day in Engadget history: Blockbuster Video tanks in a big way
Engadget has been around for 14 years and counting, which means our archives contain a veritable treasure trove of technology history. From notable reviews and news to the more mundane or ridiculous f...
06:09 pm -04 - Tue, July 3, 2018
Engadget Spotify tests stripped-down lite version of its app
Spotify is eager to add to its 170 million monthly users, and it's testing a new way to get there. Android users in Brazil (or perhaps elsewhere if you know where to look) can try Spotify Lite, w...
05:48 pm -04 - Tue, July 3, 2018
Engadget Cruel pranksters made NYC internet kiosks play ice cream truck tunes
New York City is in the midst of a heatwave, and some pranksters are taking advantage of technology to twist the knife a little more. LinkNYC has confirmed to Motherboard that someone is making its i...
05:19 pm -04 - Tue, July 3, 2018
Engadget California court says Yelp cant be forced to remove negative reviews
Yelp has been fighting a court order that said it had to take down two reviews from its site, an order that it claimed violated its right to due process and ignored Communications Decency Act protecti...
04:50 pm -04 - Tue, July 3, 2018
Engadget Sony posted a whole movie to YouTube instead of the trailer
That's certainly one way to drum up hype around a direct-to-DVD movie that's apparently getting a theatrical release some nine months after hitting retail. Whoops. Sony has since scrubbed ev...
04:21 pm -04 - Tue, July 3, 2018
Engadget iOS 12 code hints at iPad with Face ID
Apple's iOS 12 has hinted from the outset that an iPad with a notched display was in the works (the status bar conspicuously made room for it). If you were wondering whether or not that meant an...
03:52 pm -04 - Tue, July 3, 2018
Engadget Shenmue returns August 21st
With the third chapter in the Shenmue saga delayed yet again until 2019, fans (and newcomers) can keep themselves busy in the meantime with the first two games on their fancy modern consoles and PCs. ...
03:23 pm -04 - Tue, July 3, 2018
Engadget BBC Studios really wants to know who leaked 'Doctor Who' footage
Someone recently leaked a clip from Doctor Who's latest season online, and now the BBC is asking California courts to help find the perpetrator. Why California? Because that's where Tapatalk...
03:04 pm -04 - Tue, July 3, 2018
Engadget Airbnb test allows hosts to get paid faster
While Airbnb users can book accommodations far in advance, hosts usually have to wait until 24 hours after the scheduled check-in time to see any payment. Now, Airbnb is testing a new feature that all...
02:33 pm -04 - Tue, July 3, 2018
Engadget Seagate courts PC enthusiasts with Barracuda SSD
Seagate has offered SSDs for a while, but it's not what you'd call a strong supporter. Unless you're an enterprise user, you're typically either buying a hybrid drive or looking to...
02:33 pm -04 - Tue, July 3, 2018
Engadget Seagate courts PC enthusiasts with Barracuda SSD (update: pricing)
Seagate has offered SSDs for a while, but it's not what you'd call a strong supporter. Unless you're an enterprise user, you're typically either buying a hybrid drive or looking to...
02:03 pm -04 - Tue, July 3, 2018
Engadget Spotify users request refunds after over-the-top Drake promotion
Last week, Drake smashed the single-day record for total number of album streams on Spotify with the release of his new record Scorpion, but the artist had some help in making that happen. Spotify pla...
01:42 pm -04 - Tue, July 3, 2018
Engadget Waze can get you a roadside tow in Europe
Car trouble on the motorway is frustrating enough by itself, let alone if you don't have a roadside assistance plan to ease your worries. Waze may soon help get you out of a jam, though. The Goog...
01:21 pm -04 - Tue, July 3, 2018
Engadget US court rules that using online photos can be considered 'fair use'
In the real world, copyright legislation seems simple enough -- don't steal something and claim it as your own work. Online, however, things are murkier. The EU Parliament recently passed a law t...
01:02 pm -04 - Tue, July 3, 2018
Engadget NASA's Dawn spacecraft takes a close-up of Ceres' brightest spot
For its final orbit around Ceres, the Dawn spacecraft fired its ion engine possibly for the last time and dove as close to the dwarf planet as possible to fly merely 22 miles above its surface. That&#...
12:31 pm -04 - Tue, July 3, 2018
Engadget Snapchats new lens lets you play tennis against Serena Williams
Wimbledon is in full swing, and thanks to Snapchat you can get in on the action by playing your very own match against tennis legend Serena Williams. Kind of. Snap and Williams have collaborated on a ...
11:35 am -04 - Tue, July 3, 2018
Engadget Nintendo unveils a 'Minecraft' Creeper 2DS XL special edition
Nintendo's 2DS XL is not just a throwback 3DS console (without the 3D), but also a blank canvas for special editions like the Zelda Link Shield version. That goes triply for Japan's equivale...
10:30 am -04 - Tue, July 3, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Internet TV is getting more expensive
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.If you have the day off tomorrow, maybe it's time to git gud at Fortnite with a new practice mode. Before you kick back, though, there's big news from Te...
10:20 am -04 - Tue, July 3, 2018
Engadget NHS to let patients book GP appointments via an app
The NHS is one of the UK's greatest achievements, offering millions of people free healthcare that in other parts of the world costs an eye-watering sum. But it's not always easy for its pat...
09:35 am -04 - Tue, July 3, 2018
Engadget 'Fortnite' video contest asks gamers to make their own superhero movie
Consider yourself a budding director? Epic Games is inviting all Fortnite Battle Royale players to participate in an original filmmaking challenge. It involves using the Replay system to create a bloc...
08:40 am -04 - Tue, July 3, 2018
Engadget Amazon's biggest Prime Day sale starts on July 16th
If you're in the market for an Alexa-enabled product, it'll soon be the time to buy. Amazon says this year's Prime Day, starting on July 16th, is its biggest ever, with double the deals...
07:45 am -04 - Tue, July 3, 2018
Engadget What's on TV: 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee' and 'Another World'
The July 4th holiday is mixing up things for TV specials, but you can still look forward to (half) of a new season of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee that will debut Friday morning. Otherwise, Anothe...
06:01 am -04 - Tue, July 3, 2018
Engadget Speedrunners raised $2.21 million for Doctors Without Borders
Speedrunning charity event Summer Games Done Quick finished up this past Sunday. The recipient of the funds raised druing the event, which saw players rushing as fast as possible through titles like A...
03:24 am -04 - Tue, July 3, 2018
Engadget Delayed 'Fortnite' Playground practice mode is finally online
If you've been excited about Fortnite's new four-player practice mode, you're in luck. It looks as if Epic brought Playgrounds online Monday evening after a short delay due to technical...
02:49 am -04 - Tue, July 3, 2018
Engadget That 'Fortnite' cheating app is probably hiding malware
Malware writers and scammers love to exploit demand for popular games to ensnare unwitting victims, and that's truer than ever for a near-ubiquitous game like Fortnite. Rainway has discovered ma...
01:37 am -04 - Tue, July 3, 2018
Engadget FBI, SEC and FTC are also investigating Facebook's data leak
Facebook has to deal with multiple federal agencies simultaneously investigating its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. According to The Washington Post, the FBI, the Securities and Exchange Com...
12:06 am -04 - Tue, July 3, 2018
Engadget Fake news on WhatsApp is inciting lynchings in India
Fake news isn't just an American problem, or a political problem, or a Facebook problem or a Twitter problem. Yesterday, the Washington Post reports five people were killed in a lynching in India...
11:42 pm -04 - Mon, July 2, 2018
Engadget Facebook shuts down tbh and other apps over 'low usage'
Some of Facebook's mobile app efforts fare better than others, and that's clearer than ever right now. The social network has announced that it's shutting down teen polling app tbh, cal...
11:04 pm -04 - Mon, July 2, 2018
Engadget Uber's former self-driving lead is working with a secretive startup
Uber's former self-driving research lead Anthony Levandowski isn't giving up on his best-known technology just because of his forced exit over alleged trade secret theft. TechCrunch has disc...
10:32 pm -04 - Mon, July 2, 2018
Engadget Tesla engineering lead Doug Field leaves the company
Tesla's news isn't all positive now that it has met its Model 3 production milestone. The company has confirmed to Bloomberg that senior engineering VP Doug Field has left the company. It&...
10:10 pm -04 - Mon, July 2, 2018
Engadget Everything MoviePass does just makes things worse
I purchased a MoviePass membership back during a promotion. I paid $90 for a year of one movie a day, and got a MasterCard in the mail that I could use to purchase a ticket at the box office after che...
09:55 pm -04 - Mon, July 2, 2018
Engadget NYC study backs pay raises for Uber and Lyft drivers
Ridesharing companies in New York City are facing more pressure than ever to increase pay for their drivers. The burg's Taxi and Limousine Commission has released a study recommending raises for ...
09:31 pm -04 - Mon, July 2, 2018
Engadget PSVRs World Cup executive suite is more ludicrous than luxurious
In case you wanted another way to watch this year's World Cup from Russia, PlayStation has you covered. Sony's gaming division has partnered with BBC Sports VR to put you in a virtual execut...
09:08 pm -04 - Mon, July 2, 2018
Engadget The wreckage of a few ancient planets formed the asteroid belt
It's exciting to watch Japan's Hayabusa 2 craft close in on its chosen asteroid and start surveying it from up close, but we can still learn things about them from down here. A new study has...
08:46 pm -04 - Mon, July 2, 2018
Engadget Nerfs new laser tag guns hook up to your smartphone
If the only thing missing from your summer is the ability to play laser tag at home without a vest, then Hasbro has got you covered. Today, the company announced its Nerf Laser Ops Pro blaster line, w...
08:24 pm -04 - Mon, July 2, 2018
Engadget PlayStation Vue prices are going up $5 per month
PlayStation announced today that it will be raising the price of its four PlayStation Vue multi-channel bundle plans this month. Access, Core, Elite and Ultra packages will increase in cost by $5 per ...
08:02 pm -04 - Mon, July 2, 2018
Engadget Huawei patented a smartwatch that stores wireless earbuds
Perhaps still feeling the sting from so-so reviews of Huawei Watch 2, Huawei may be considering a different approach for its next smartwatch. The company has patented a wearable that can house a pair ...
07:37 pm -04 - Mon, July 2, 2018
Engadget Samsung's texting app is randomly sending messages and photos
Ever had the lingering fear that you'd inadvertently message the wrong phone contact? For some Samsung phone owners, that appears to have come true. Users on Samsung's community forums and...
07:03 pm -04 - Mon, July 2, 2018
Engadget Facebook will stream live boxing fights starting next month
Facebook is ramping up its live sports efforts, as it has teamed up with Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions to stream boxing bouts and original programming. Fight fans can check out five ni...
06:37 pm -04 - Mon, July 2, 2018
Engadget Nintendo's next Labo kit should include these laser tag guns
If you wish Nintendo's Labo projects did more to help your friends partake in the fun, you're in for a treat. Japanese tinkerers Miyuki and Ran have developed a homebrew laser tag system tha...
06:05 pm -04 - Mon, July 2, 2018
Engadget Comcast will limit Xfinity Mobile video streaming resolution
Xfinity Mobile customers will soon see a change to their video streams. In the coming weeks, videos streamed using cellular data will be limited to 480p resolution, a move that other carriers includin...
05:48 pm -04 - Mon, July 2, 2018
Engadget Android P beta 3 is ready for testing
A little less than a month since Google released the second beta for its Android mobile operating system, the company has launched a third iteration. Android P beta 3 is available now for developers....
05:35 pm -04 - Mon, July 2, 2018
Engadget Facebook bug caused 800,000 accounts to unblock some users
Facebook announced today that over 800,000 users were affected by a bug that unblocked some people that they had blocked on the site. Though it didn't reinstate any friend connections that were s...
05:20 pm -04 - Mon, July 2, 2018
Engadget Facebook and Instagram test a 'do not disturb' feature
Instagram and Facebook are both testing Do Not Disturb features, TechCrunch reports, meaning users could soon have more control over when they receive notifications from either app. WhatsApp Beta and ...
05:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 2, 2018
Engadget The app promising to make anyone an astronaut
Every kid dreams of becoming an astronaut, of exploring what lies beyond our planet out there in the unknown. It's a romantic notion, but something few ever achieve. The growth of the private spa...
04:58 pm -04 - Mon, July 2, 2018
Engadget Lyft buys the company behind CitiBike, announces Lyft Bikes
Just as we expected, Lyft is moving beyond cars and into the world of bike sharing with its next big acquisition. The company announced this morning that it has bought Motivate, the firm behind NYC�...
04:30 pm -04 - Mon, July 2, 2018
Engadget Teledildonics gave me the gift of long-distance sex with a stranger
On an otherwise normal Friday afternoon in late March, I found myself sitting on my bed, completely naked in front of my laptop. It was a position I'd been in many times before, but today was dif...
04:09 pm -04 - Mon, July 2, 2018
Engadget Facebook puts more limits on developer access to user data
Today, Facebook announced new API restrictions for apps. These changes are intended to continue helping developers create apps that the Facebook user base enjoys while also protecting the data and pri...
03:41 pm -04 - Mon, July 2, 2018
Engadget MoviePass tries a financial Hail Mary to keep itself afloat
There's no doubt about it: MoviePass is bleeding cash, and there's no guarantee that a growing subscriber base or investors (who are increasingly jittery) will keep it going. And that, in t...
03:16 pm -04 - Mon, July 2, 2018
Engadget Astronomers captured the first image of a baby planet
Thanks to European Southern Observatory's (ESO) Very Large Telescope, a group of astronomers have taken the first photograph of a planet being formed around a young dwarf star called PDS 70. The ...
02:51 pm -04 - Mon, July 2, 2018
Engadget Amazon is buying 100 electric Mercedes delivery vans
Amazon is the latest company adding electric vehicles to its fleet. The e-commerce juggernaut has ordered 100 of Mercedes-Benz's eVito transit vans, which Mercedes says will hit the market next y...
02:33 pm -04 - Mon, July 2, 2018
Engadget The unique stress of running a successful indie studio
It's a big year for Capybara Games. Below is actually coming out, five years after its announcement and three years after its original promised release date, but that's only the half of it.&...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 2, 2018
Engadget What we're using: Getting back on the smart bike saddle
Bike rental services are spreading, going beyond early adopter epicenters like New York, London and Tokyo. And it's dockless systems that seem to be gaining both more traction and umbrage. Daniel...
01:46 pm -04 - Mon, July 2, 2018
Engadget Tesla made 5,031 Model 3s in a week
Tesla's ultimate fate, and Elon Musk's reputation has hinged on being able to produce 5,000 units of the Model 3 in a single week. Once that goal was hit, the company could finally shrug off...
01:30 pm -04 - Mon, July 2, 2018
Engadget For victims of smart home abuse, there's no easy out
The New York Times recently published a report that revealed a disturbing trend of harassment and domestic abuse via internet-connected devices. In addition to using them to stalk and monitor their vi...
12:56 pm -04 - Mon, July 2, 2018
Engadget Dell is going public again
Dell went private back in 2013 to reorganize without quite so much external pressure to perform. Now, however, it's ready to go public once again. The company has unveiled a plan to buy its own...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 2, 2018
Engadget Samsung updates its stylish Frame TVs with more features and artwork
Samsung's classy Frame TVs have returned, enhanced for 2018 with more art and four magnetic bezel cover options to ensure the expansive 4K Frames fit into the decor of even more homes. The new TV...
11:31 am -04 - Mon, July 2, 2018
Engadget HTC will lay off 1,500 employees in search of profit
HTC has announced that it will lay off another 1,500 employees from its Taiwanese manufacturing division in a bid to restore its profitability. In a statement, the company says that it will reorganize...
11:02 am -04 - Mon, July 2, 2018
Engadget Farewell, StumbleUpon
Yesterday marked the end of StumbleUpon, one of the web's longest-running discovery services, which offered close to 60 billion "stumbles" in its 16-year tenure. The platform, which sta...
10:42 am -04 - Mon, July 2, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Testing phones with pop-up cameras
Welcome back! Ahead of your midweek plans for July 4th, here's the biggest tech news from over the weekend. It includes a smartphone with a pop-up camera. Because it might be the future....
08:09 am -04 - Mon, July 2, 2018
Engadget OnePlus 6 now comes in red
Earlier this year, the OnePlus 6 was described as a "big step closer to the perfect smartphone," even if it was missing wireless charging and a microSD slot. Perhaps the company can make up ...
05:36 am -04 - Mon, July 2, 2018
Engadget NASA will publicly test quiet supersonic technology in November
You won't have to wonder what NASA's quiet supersonic technology sounds like in person -- if you live in the right part of Texas, that is. The administration plans to conduct a series of pu...
03:10 am -04 - Mon, July 2, 2018
Engadget Tesla's next California energy storage project may be its largest yet
Tesla's giant Australian energy storage facility may seem small in the near future. Pacific Gas and Electric has submitted proposals for four new energy storage projects to the California Public...
01:35 am -04 - Mon, July 2, 2018
Engadget Instagram may let you ask questions in Stories
You can already run polls in your Instagram Stories, but what if you'd like your feedback to be a little more verbose? You might get that wish. A tipster for Android Police has shared what look...
12:04 am -04 - Mon, July 2, 2018
Engadget 500px closes its photo marketplace
Photo platform 500px is ditching its efforts to help you buy and sell photos through its own online service. The company has closed its in-house Marketplace as of July 1st, and will now rely on movin...
10:32 pm -04 - Sun, July 1, 2018
Engadget Dish and Sling TV lose Univision channels in price dispute
It just became a bit harder to watch Spanish-language TV in the US, whether or not it's online. Dish and Sling TV have lost a trio of Univision stations (including its main channel, UniM&aac...
09:02 pm -04 - Sun, July 1, 2018
Engadget Alphabet invests in Lime's electric scooter service
You didn't think Silicon Valley's biggest names would stand on the sidelines while the electric scooter trend continued to grow, did you? The Financial Times sources have learned that Alphab...
07:33 pm -04 - Sun, July 1, 2018
Engadget DirecTV Now will raise prices by $5 on August 1st
With Sling TV and YouTube TV raising prices in recent months, you knew it was just a matter of time before DirecTV Now followed suit. AT&amp;T has confirmed a Cordcutters report that DirecTV Now ...
06:01 pm -04 - Sun, July 1, 2018
Engadget Tesla reportedly met its Model 3 production goal
After months of delays, round-the-clock manufacturing and other drastic measures, Tesla appears to have met its long-sought 5,000-per-week Model 3 production target -- if only just. An employee briefl...
06:01 pm -04 - Sun, July 1, 2018
Engadget Tesla reportedly met its Model 3 production goal (updated)
After months of delays, round-the-clock manufacturing and other drastic measures, Tesla appears to have met its long-sought 5,000-per-week Model 3 production target -- if only just. An employee briefl...
04:30 pm -04 - Sun, July 1, 2018
Engadget The best projectors
By Chris HeinonenThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support it...
03:00 pm -04 - Sun, July 1, 2018
Engadget After Math: Huge hamster balls
While the Overwatch community debated this week as to whether or not Top Gear's Richard Hammond could actually fit inside the Hammond the Hamster's mech (hint: yes he can, with room to spare...
01:00 pm -04 - Sun, July 1, 2018
Engadget Ben Heck's Vectrex repair
Almost every electronics project on the show involves soldering in some way, and today's rare retro console is no exception. Ben's been tasked with fixing a Vectrex, which sports an old-scho...
08:36 am -04 - Sun, July 1, 2018
Engadget Permanent LTE exploits steer users to rogue websites
LTE was theoretically supposed to fix the security holes baked into earlier wireless standards, but it isn't completely immune. An international team of researchers has discovered a attack metho...
03:14 am -04 - Sun, July 1, 2018
Engadget Japan's latest chance at private rocket launch ends in flames
Japan's hopes for a thriving private spaceflight industry have been dashed once again. Interstellar Technologies' second attempt at a rocket launch has ended in spectacular fashion, with it...
01:33 am -04 - Sun, July 1, 2018
Engadget Here's how 'Wolfenstein II' manages to run on Nintendo Switch
Now that Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is available on the Switch, there's a question many want answered: just how did Panic Button manage to squeeze such a visually intense game into a title ...
11:36 pm -04 - Sat, June 30, 2018
Engadget T-Mobile now supports next-gen texting between carriers
American carriers have had support for RCS' next-generation text messaging for a while, but it typically hasn't been very useful outside of your home network. Unless you're with Sprint,...
10:04 pm -04 - Sat, June 30, 2018
Engadget Netflix martial arts series will feature 'The Raid' star Iko Uwais
Netflix has given yet another original the go-ahead to shoot 10 episodes: this time, it's a martial arts sci-fi crime drama called Wu Assassins, and it will star Indonesian actor Iko Uwais. The n...
08:35 pm -04 - Sat, June 30, 2018
Engadget Drake smashes single-day Apple Music and Spotify records (again)
Drake is back to breaking streaming music records, although this time he's getting a helping hand. To start, Apple has confirmed that the man from the 6 smashed his own single-day record on its m...
07:03 pm -04 - Sat, June 30, 2018
Engadget Facebook shared user data with 52 tech companies
It's no secret that Facebook shared user data with device and software makers as part of its partnerships. Now, however, the scope of those deals has become clearer. Facebook has responded to a...
05:31 pm -04 - Sat, June 30, 2018
Engadget E-cig startup Juul plans to go global by raising $1.2 billion
"Juuling" might be a thing around the world in the future, because the e-cig-maker has big plans to go global. According to Bloomberg, Juul is raising $1.2 billion in a financing round, whic...
04:02 pm -04 - Sat, June 30, 2018
Engadget NSA deletes hundreds of millions of call records over privacy violations
The NSA unfortunately has a long history of violating privacy rules, although this time the agency might not be entirely to blame. The NSA is deleting hundreds of millions of call and text message da...
02:30 pm -04 - Sat, June 30, 2018
Engadget Recommended Reading: Fixing Apple Maps
Apple is rebuilding Maps from the ground upMatthew Panzarino,TechCrunchIt's no secret that Apple Maps has lagged behind other options like Google Maps and Waze, but that may not be the case for m...
01:00 pm -04 - Sat, June 30, 2018
Engadget Vivo's all-screen NEX S is a frustrating glimpse of the future
More than anything, Vivo's NEX S is a fascinating machine. From a distance, it seems like any other big-screened smartphone. Look more closely, though, and the ambition becomes strikingly clear. ...
12:00 pm -04 - Sat, June 30, 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, we'll take a look at Apple's big Maps upgrade and think about what Wes...
07:37 am -04 - Sat, June 30, 2018
Engadget Light's multi-lens camera tech is coming to a phone
A couple of years ago, Light launched its L16 camera, a "multi-aperture computational camera" that features 16 lenses. Ten or more of them capture an image simultaneously but at different fo...
03:03 am -04 - Sat, June 30, 2018
Engadget 'Sonic the Hedgehog' movie's villain could be played by Jim Carrey
The Sonic movie that's in development from Deadpool director Tim Miller might just have its villain. According to reports from Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline, Jim Carrey is in "...
01:07 am -04 - Sat, June 30, 2018
Engadget FBI tracks down California man who threatened Ajit Pai's family
Today the Department of Justice announced it has arrested a man in LA on charges that he threatened to kill the family of FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai. 33-year-old Markara Man allegedly sent three emails...
12:34 am -04 - Sat, June 30, 2018
Engadget Qualcomm's latest chip will power affordable wireless earbuds
At CES this January, Qualcomm introduced the QCC5100 chipset built to improve battery life, reception and processing power of wireless earbuds. Now the company has announced a cheaper version, the QCC...