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11:09 pm -05 - Sun, December 30, 2018
Engadget AT&T portable battery will charge both your Apple Watch and iPhone
Apple's AirPower charging mat may be a no-show, but that doesn't mean you're out of luck if you want a multi-device charger from a big-name brand. Entries at both the FCC and the Wirel...
09:37 pm -05 - Sun, December 30, 2018
Engadget Austria plans its own tax for tech giants like Apple and Google
France isn't the only European country moving forward with plans to tax international tech giants. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has announced that it will introduce its own tax on Apple, F...
08:04 pm -05 - Sun, December 30, 2018
Engadget Amazon will build more Whole Foods stores to expand Prime Now
Amazon hasn't been shy about using Whole Foods stores to hawk its own wares, but now it's apparently building stores with that primarily in mind. Wall Street Journal sources have learned tha...
06:35 pm -05 - Sun, December 30, 2018
Engadget Malware stalls delivery of LA Times and other major US newspapers
If you still look forward to reading a physical newspaper now and then, you might have been in for a rude surprise this weekend. An unspecified malware strain has attacked Tribune Publishing's ne...
05:03 pm -05 - Sun, December 30, 2018
Engadget NYPD will deploy a drone at Times Square on New Year's Eve
Security at Times Square tends to be extra-tight on New Year's Eve, but it's now poised to have some robotic support. The NYPD is deploying one of its new camera-toting drones at the event ...
03:31 pm -05 - Sun, December 30, 2018
Engadget Blizzard hopes to improve the quality of 'Overwatch' esports chats
Blizzard isn't just interested in improving the professionalism of its players... it wants to improve the experience for the audience, too. The developer is testing a chat moderation system for ...
02:00 pm -05 - Sun, December 30, 2018
Engadget The best ultrawide monitors
By Thorin KlosowskiThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate comm...
11:41 am -05 - Sun, December 30, 2018
Engadget EU offers bounties to help find security flaws in open source tools
The European Union believes it has a simple way to bolster its digital security: offer lots of cold, hard cash. The European Commission is launching bug bounties in January that will offer prizes in r...
06:12 am -05 - Sun, December 30, 2018
Engadget China detains scientist who claims to have made gene-edited babies
China was quick to halt the work of scientist He Jiankui after he claimed to have created the first genetically edited babies, but that apparently wasn't enough. After weeks of uncertainty surro...
03:40 am -05 - Sun, December 30, 2018
Engadget Android's stock texting app now includes anti-spam safeguards
Your Android phone's text messages could soon be relatively junk-free without needing help from carriers. Android Police has learned that Google is rolling out spam protection to the Messages ap...
02:06 am -05 - Sun, December 30, 2018
Engadget Twitter security flaw uses text spoofing to hijack UK accounts
A Twitter security flaw gives hackers a way to post unauthorized tweets via text messaging, and British cybersecurity firm Insinia has proven its existence by hijacking some celebrities' accounts...
12:37 am -05 - Sun, December 30, 2018
Engadget Louis Vuitton's pricey smartwatch gets a big upgrade for 2019
Louis Vuitton has upgraded its extravagant take on Wear OS with Qualcomm's new chipset for wearables. The new LV Tambour Horizon smartwatch is now powered by the Snapdragon Wear 3100, the same ch...
11:05 pm -05 - Sat, December 29, 2018
Engadget China's first video game approvals in months don't include Tencent
A week after China approved its first batch of video games in nine months, the list is finally available... and who's not included may be more notable than who is. The country's State Admin...
09:33 pm -05 - Sat, December 29, 2018
Engadget Bangladesh shuts off mobile internet ahead of election
The Bangladeshi government isn't just counting on Facebook and Twitter crackdowns to protect its December 30th parliamentary election. The country's Telecommunication Regulatory Commission...
08:02 pm -05 - Sat, December 29, 2018
Engadget Hackers steal personal data from 997 North Korean defectors
Hackers just caused grief for North Korean defectors. South Korea's Unification Ministry has revealed that attackers stole the personal data of 997 defectors, including their names and addresses...
06:30 pm -05 - Sat, December 29, 2018
Engadget 2018 is the year AI got its eyes
Computer scientists have spent more than two decades teaching, training and developing machines to see the world around them. Only recently have the artificial eyes begun to match (and occasionally ex...
04:30 pm -05 - Sat, December 29, 2018
Engadget Ask Engadget: Which hybrid smartwatch should I buy?
The support shared among readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community. Over the years, we've known you to offer sage advice on everything from Ch...
03:00 pm -05 - Sat, December 29, 2018
Engadget Nintendos Switch NES gamepads are an unnecessary blast from the past
How much would you pay to be transported back into the 8-bit era? Nintendo already gave us a taste of nostalgia with the $60 NES Classic, and now it's offering a similar experience with a pair of...
01:30 pm -05 - Sat, December 29, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: 'Black Mirror: Baldersnatch'
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to your last weekend of 2018. Netflix's first interactive experience for adults has arrived, and the Essential Phone is exiting stage left. Plus, we h...
01:30 pm -05 - Sat, December 29, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: 'Black Mirror: Bandersloot'
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to your last weekend of 2018. Netflix's first interactive experience for adults has arrived, and the Essential Phone is exiting stage left. Plus, we h...
10:21 am -05 - Sat, December 29, 2018
Engadget Chinese schools keep tabs on kids with 'intelligent uniforms'
Even schoolkids can't escape China's increasing obsession with surveillance. Over 10 schools in the country's southwestern Guizhou province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region have ma...
07:53 am -05 - Sat, December 29, 2018
Engadget Facebook defends its moderation policies, again
Now that the latest New York Times article about Facebook has hit -- following earlier stories on its moderation missteps from Motherboard and ProPublica -- the social network is once again defending ...
02:55 am -05 - Sat, December 29, 2018
Engadget Netflix kills in-app subscriptions on Apple hardware
New and returning Netflix subscribers with iOS devices will find themselves unable to sign up through the iOS app. The streaming platform has confirmed to VentureBeat that it no longer supports "...
12:42 am -05 - Sat, December 29, 2018
Engadget Hackers defeat vein authentication by making a fake hand
Biometric security has moved beyond just fingerprints and face recognition to vein-based authentication. Unfortunately, hackers have already figured out a way to crack that, too. According to Motherbo...
11:16 pm -05 - Fri, December 28, 2018
Engadget The Essential Phone is effectively discontinued
An already rough year for smartphone startup Essential appears to be ending on a sour note. Droid Life spotted that the company's flagship Essential Phone, also known as the PH-1, is out of stock...
09:57 pm -05 - Fri, December 28, 2018
Engadget Netflix says over 45 million accounts have watched 'Bird Box'
Netflix's Sandra Bullock-led film Bird Box started streaming December 21st and now in a rare move, the company has shared viewing numbers. From its Netflix Film Twitter account, the company said ...
09:38 pm -05 - Fri, December 28, 2018
Engadget Dell is once again a publicly traded company
After spending almost six years as a private company, Dell made its return to publicly traded life Friday on the New York Stock Exchange. It revealed earlier this year it would once again go public af...
08:58 pm -05 - Fri, December 28, 2018
Engadget You can play one of the games from 'Black Mirror: Bandersnatch'
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch dropped on Netflix earlier today and easter eggs from the choose-your-own-adventure film are already popping up. A gamed called Nohzdyve that is featured in the film is onli...
08:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 28, 2018
Engadget So, you got an IoT device for the holidays
IoT devices are at once a grotesquerie for the security- and privacy-conscious, and a delicious, convenient poison. And, chances are pretty good you got one as a holiday gift.You might say we're ...
07:22 pm -05 - Fri, December 28, 2018
Engadget Tesla adds Larry Ellison to its board after SEC slapdown
Oracle co-founder and executive chairman Larry Ellison and Kathleen Wilson-Thompson, an EVP and global head of human resources at Walgreens Boots Alliance, have joined Tesla's board. The pair wer...
06:32 pm -05 - Fri, December 28, 2018
Engadget 911 mobile services are gradually returning after CenturyLink outage
911 services are gradually coming back online in several states and cities following an outage. An outage at a CenturyLink data center affected 911 mobile calls in Oregon, Arizona, Idaho, Missouri, Se...
06:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 28, 2018
Engadget Tony Hawk is still learning how to make video games
Tony Hawk knows that his last video game, Pro Skater 5, was a flop. The PS4 version has a 32 rating on Metacritic, a site that aggregates review scores from IGN, Game Informer and other media outlets....
05:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 28, 2018
Engadget Tech isnt coming to save us
It's easy to believe that something new is naturally better than what we've already got, with the exception of the second Darrin on Bewitched. It's the Silicon Valley mind-set, that you...
04:22 pm -05 - Fri, December 28, 2018
Engadget Electrical fault at power plant turned New Yorks skyline blue
Last night, people across New York City spotted an eerie light show when the night sky was lit up by a bright, pulsing blue light. Images and videos of the event quickly flooded social media, leaving ...
03:30 pm -05 - Fri, December 28, 2018
Engadget Black Mirror's interactive Netflix movie is streaming now
As the rumors suggested, Black Mirror's one-off holiday special is a different kind of show: an interactive drama where you choose how you mess things up. Launching today on Netflix, Black Mirror...
03:04 pm -05 - Fri, December 28, 2018
Engadget Living tissue 'printed' in space for the first time
Russian cosmonauts have printed living tissue in space for the first time after their first effort was thwarted by a Soyuz capsule accident. Using a bioprinter created by medical company Invitro, cosm...
02:01 pm -05 - Fri, December 28, 2018
Engadget Porsche's most premium EV will cost over $130,000
Porsche's Taycan will apparently come in three variants -- and the top-of-the-line model will set you back as much as $130,000. The automaker opened a deposit option program for its first all-ele...
12:31 pm -05 - Fri, December 28, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Instagram experiments with our swipes
Friday already? That was quick! Not quick enough for Instagram, which faced blowback for an aggressive app design change (it was just a test -- for now). As we scowl in Facebook's direction, a Fa...
11:10 am -05 - Fri, December 28, 2018
Engadget Wearable sensor can detect imminent opioid overdose
The number of drug overdose deaths in the US more than tripled between 1999 and 2016, with opioids accounting for the majority -- in 2018, more than 115 people died from opioid overdose every day. Now...
07:43 am -05 - Fri, December 28, 2018
Engadget Tesla expands employee testing of its upgraded Autopilot hardware
Tesla is looking for more people to test its new Autopilot hardware as part of its full self-driving system trials. According to Electrek, company chief Elon Musk has sent another email to employees i...
04:52 am -05 - Fri, December 28, 2018
Engadget Facebook's leaked moderation 'rulebook' is as confused as you'd think
Nearly a year after ProPublica tested Facebook's moderation with multiple items of hate speech and the company apologized after it failed to treat many of them properly based on its policies. In ...
02:39 am -05 - Fri, December 28, 2018
Engadget VW's mobile quick charging station is a juice pack for your EV
VW wants to ensure you'll always have enough range to drive an electric car home after a big game or concert. The company has offered a peek at a mobile station whose 360kWh charging capacity and...
11:18 pm -05 - Thu, December 27, 2018
Engadget Capcom pulls in-game ads from 'Street Fighter V'
Were you less than thrilled with Capcom throwing ads into Street Fighter V? You'll be glad to hear that they're gone, at least for now. Polygon and others have noticed that Sponsored Conte...
09:32 pm -05 - Thu, December 27, 2018
Engadget Elon Musk asks judge to toss 'pedo guy' defamation lawsuit
Elon Musk is hoping to end the US lawsuit over his "pedo guy" statements against British cave diver Vernon Unsworth before it gets started. His attorneys have filed a motion to dismiss the ...
09:06 pm -05 - Thu, December 27, 2018
Engadget Google adds challenges to Fit just in time for New Year's resolutions
It's almost January 1st and you are once again promising yourself that this will be the year you finally get into shape. This time around, Google is looking to help with new challenges in the rec...
08:30 pm -05 - Thu, December 27, 2018
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Nintendo Switch Pro Controller drops to $55
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 Wire...
07:47 pm -05 - Thu, December 27, 2018
Engadget Samsung's 2019 TVs can remotely access your PC
Samsung's smart TV models for 2019 and beyond will come with the power to control and display compatible apps installed on your PC, laptop or smartphone. They'll come loaded with a new featu...
07:03 pm -05 - Thu, December 27, 2018
Engadget NASA will reach its most distant target yet on New Year's Day
While we're welcoming the new year here on Earth, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will be ringing in 2019 with a flyby of a very distant object in our solar system. In 2015, New Horizons gave...
06:27 pm -05 - Thu, December 27, 2018
Engadget Apple may start building the iPhone XS and XR in India next year
Apple will reportedly start building its most expensive phones, including the iPhone X, XS and XR, in India starting in 2019, according to Reuters. Assembly of the devices will take place at a plant i...
05:22 pm -05 - Thu, December 27, 2018
Engadget LG's latest sound bars feature Dolby Atmos and Google Assistant
LG sells a lot of TVs, so if you're not into a full, eight-speaker home theater system, it wants to sell you a sound bar to go along with it. The problem is, sound bars are kind of boring, so wit...
04:32 pm -05 - Thu, December 27, 2018
Engadget Jack Black takes on PewDiePie in YouTube channel debut
Jack Black has launched a YouTube channel dedicated to "games, food, and life". For now, "Jablinksi Games" features just one upload: a 29 second intro vid in which the Hollywood ac...
03:43 pm -05 - Thu, December 27, 2018
Engadget Your Instagram feed now scrolls sideways for no good reason
If you opened up Instagram today and found that your timeline orientation was totally switched, you're not alone. It appears that quite a few users now have a timeline that moves left to right, w...
03:43 pm -05 - Thu, December 27, 2018
Engadget Instagram accidentally made users' feeds scroll horizontally
If you opened up Instagram today and found that your timeline orientation was totally switched, you weren't alone. It appears that quite a few users had a timeline that moved left to right, where...
03:13 pm -05 - Thu, December 27, 2018
Engadget Fake Alexa setup app is topping Apple's App Store charts
If you received a new Alexa device over the holidays and are working on setting it up, be warned that a fake Alexa setup app has been making its way up Apple's App Store charts. The app is called...
02:27 pm -05 - Thu, December 27, 2018
Engadget Disney's 'Star Wars' theme park trailer takes you inside its rides
Since it snagged LucasFilm for $4.05 billion in 2012, Disney's churned out Star Wars movies, shows, toys, VR experiences and games. But in the background it's been tinkering away on somethin...
01:25 pm -05 - Thu, December 27, 2018
Engadget Alphabet is re-working its Wing delivery drones to be less noisy
Before Alphabet's Wing drones can start dropping off deliveries all over the globe, the company has to remedy one of the biggest complaints about it first. According to a Wall Street Journal repo...
11:33 am -05 - Thu, December 27, 2018
Engadget Netflix drops the first trailer for 'Black Mirror: Bandersnatch'
Netflix is time-traveling back to the eighties in the first trailer for its upcoming Black Mirror movie, Bandersnatch. Fans have been piecing together clues from a teaser and now we're getting ou...
11:30 am -05 - Thu, December 27, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: 'Doom' meets Roomba
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Our short holiday week isn't over yet -- we'll recap the exploding market for smart displays and explain what Doom has in common with your vacuum cleaner...
08:50 am -05 - Thu, December 27, 2018
Engadget Classic puzzler 'Lemmings' returns as a free-to-play mobile game
It's been a long time since there was a Lemmings game on phones, but the clear-a-path game is back -- albeit with some catches. Sony and Sad Puppy have released the simply-titled Lemmings for An...
07:12 am -05 - Thu, December 27, 2018
Engadget Tesla's Supercharger network will cover all of Europe in 2019
Elon Musk has revealed on Twitter that Tesla is planning a Supercharger expansion that will cover "100 percent of Europe" next year. "From Ireland to Kiev (Ukraine), from Norway to Turk...
04:32 am -05 - Thu, December 27, 2018
Engadget FTC issues warning about a Netflix phishing scam
In between bouts of binge watching, keep a close eye on any emails you get that claim to be from Netflix. The Federal Trade Commission issued a warning today about fake messages claiming to be from th...
01:55 am -05 - Thu, December 27, 2018
Engadget AMC's MoviePass rival ends 2018 with more than 600,000 subscribers
How is AMC's MoviePass competitor faring as 2018 winds to a close? Quite well, if you ask the theater chain. AMC reports that Stubs A-List has over 600,000 subscribers as of the end of the year...
11:37 pm -05 - Wed, December 26, 2018
Engadget Turn your Roomba's travels into 'Doom' maps
Game developer Rich Whitehouse has found a rather unusual way to celebrate Doom's 25th anniversary: make your robot vacuum pay tribute. The industry veteran has developed a script for the game da...
09:40 pm -05 - Wed, December 26, 2018
Engadget Holiday 'Fortnite' outage leaves players in limbo
We hope you didn't plan on spending your holiday week indulging in a Fortnite marathon. Epic Games has confirmed an outage preventing players from joining games, or even signing in. The develop...
09:40 pm -05 - Wed, December 26, 2018
Engadget Holiday 'Fortnite' outage leaves players in limbo (updated)
We hope you didn't plan on spending your holiday week indulging in a Fortnite marathon. Epic Games has confirmed an outage preventing players from joining games, or even signing in. The developer...
08:31 pm -05 - Wed, December 26, 2018
Engadget Government reportedly asked Redskins to nix free WiFi deal with Huawei
The unfortunately-named Washington Redskins had a deal in place with Huawei to provide free WiFi in the suites at FedFex Field but security concerns raised by the federal government reportedly led to ...
07:22 pm -05 - Wed, December 26, 2018
Engadget Sony winds down 2018 with a look at your PS4 gaming history
Now that 2018 is almost over, Sony is eager to provide a look back at your PS4 gaming history -- and not just the past 12 months. It recently launched a My PS4 Life site that provides some eye-openin...
06:31 pm -05 - Wed, December 26, 2018
Engadget Android Pie rolling out now to OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T
The OnePlus 5 and 5T are finally getting Android Pie. The latest version of Google's operating system is being made available to the OnePlus handsets via an over-the-air update. The rollout start...
05:38 pm -05 - Wed, December 26, 2018
Engadget Russia tested a hypersonic missile it claims will beat all defenses
Russia might have advanced the development of a hypersonic missile system. State-backed media reports that the Defense Ministry has successfully tested Avangard, which mates an ICBM with a glide vehi...
05:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 26, 2018
Engadget Smart displays came into their own in 2018
When Amazon first debuted the Echo Show last year, plenty of people, us included, mocked its unusual design. More than that, we wondered if adding a display to a smart speaker makes sense, or if it wa...
04:11 pm -05 - Wed, December 26, 2018
Engadget Samsung's latest experiments include an ASMR recorder
CES is right around the corner, and that means Samsung is unveiling a new batch of C-Lab projects -- some stranger than others. Take aiMo, for instance. It's an ASMR recording tool that combine...
03:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 26, 2018
Engadget 2018 was the biggest shakeup in years for the camera world
If you're a photographer who fears change, 2018 might've shook you up. First Sony launched the A7 III, arguably the world's best full-frame camera, then Fujifilm released the X-T3, the ...
02:28 pm -05 - Wed, December 26, 2018
Engadget Honor's 'hole-punch' View 20 will get a Moschino edition
Honor's recent teaser event gave away pretty much all the secrets of its new View 20 smartphone: It has a 25-megapixel punch-hole front camera, a 48-megapixel rear camera plus "Link Turbo&qu...
01:05 pm -05 - Wed, December 26, 2018
Engadget Amazon Alexa suffers Christmas outage in Europe
It seems Amazon's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on Amazon Echos were both a blessing and a curse. The smart speakers were obviously a popular gift, so popular in fact that the surge in voic...
01:02 pm -05 - Wed, December 26, 2018
Engadget Android TV is getting pretty popular outside the US
Android TV landed on on a range of new devices this year, from Westinghouse's entry-level 4K TVs to Sony's high-end television sets and even a JBL soundbar. And it seems the increase in hard...
11:49 am -05 - Wed, December 26, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: An 'Elder Scrolls' cookbook
Good morning! We hope you got the gifts you were hoping for. What did you miss? Well, the UK military's latest robots have haptic feedback, we get a deep-dive on a long-lost NES port of SimCity a...
09:20 am -05 - Wed, December 26, 2018
Engadget Amazon advised US government on a portal that could make it billions
A key Amazon executive and former Obama administration official privately advised the US government on a procurement portal that could be worth billions to the company, the Guardian reports. Director ...
10:50 pm -05 - Tue, December 25, 2018
Engadget 'Elder Scrolls' cookbook will let you explore the foods of Tamriel
You've fought your way through Skyrim and Oblivion, soon you can eat your way through the continent of Tamriel. Chelsea Monroe-Cassel, the author behind the official Game of Thrones and Warcraft ...
07:30 pm -05 - Tue, December 25, 2018
Engadget Dive into the long lost SimCity NES port
SimCity on the Super Nintendo was groundbreaking -- it managed to combine the joy of simulated city building that Mac and Amiga gamers enjoyed into a family-friendly console title that anyone could pl...
03:57 pm -05 - Tue, December 25, 2018
Engadget Lamborghini LB48H hypercar due next year: You might even say it glows
We know there's a hybrid Lamborghini Aventador successor coming sometime between 2020 and 2022. Due to deleted Instagram posts and fissures in the rumor-verse, we expect a hypercar codenamed LB48...
02:30 pm -05 - Tue, December 25, 2018
Engadget UK military's bomb disposal robots come with haptic feedback
Bomb disposal experts won't have to put their lives at stake every time they have to disarm an explosive if they can do their job with the help of a proxy -- like a robot they can control from af...
12:22 pm -05 - Tue, December 25, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: May all your gifts be charged and updated
A Merry Christmas to all of our Morning After readers. It's a short and snappy newsletter today as most of tech winds up for the holiday. Have a great day!...
07:38 am -05 - Tue, December 25, 2018
Engadget Samsung is serving Galaxy S9 owners Android Pie for Christmas
Samsung has started rolling out Android Pie for Galaxy S9 and S9+ devices earlier than it said it would. The tech giant was originally planning to release the major OS upgrade in January, but accordin...
03:49 am -05 - Tue, December 25, 2018
Engadget What's on TV: 'Deadly Class,' 'The Orville' and 'I Feel Bad'
Besides the holiday celebrations, there are a number of notable premieres and finales on TV this week. Syfy will air Deadly Class with a group of teens being raised to lead crime families (you can act...
01:17 am -05 - Tue, December 25, 2018
Engadget China's WeChat is mimicking Snapchat Stories, too
Snap just can't catch a break from companies imitating its signature Stories feature in their apps. WeChat, the Chinese social app giant, has introduced a Time Capsule feature whose disappearing...
11:03 pm -05 - Mon, December 24, 2018
Engadget Japan thinks smartphones are destroying students eyesight
The eyesight of Japan's students is deteriorating and the country's government thinks smartphones are to blame. A recent survey conducted by Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Spor...
09:20 pm -05 - Mon, December 24, 2018
Engadget SpaceX's Starship test vehicle could fly by April
SpaceX might begin Starship test flights sooner than you think. Elon Musk now expects to conduct a technical presentation for Starship soon after its test vehicle flies, "hopefully" in Marc...
08:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 24, 2018
Engadget 50 years ago, 'Earthrise' inspired the environmental movement
The most famous photo ever taken from space, Earthrise, is 50 years old today. It's so iconic that we now take it for granted, but it may have had a greater impact on humanity than any photograph...
07:01 pm -05 - Mon, December 24, 2018
Engadget HQ Trivia's 'Wheel of Fortune' game is now open to everyone
It's a sad time for the HQ Trivia team following the loss of co-founder Colin Kroll, but there is some consolation for the company. Intermedia Labs has made its word game, HQ Words, available to ...
05:30 pm -05 - Mon, December 24, 2018
Engadget Headphone jack fans lost out to fullscreen smartphones in 2018
Throughout 2016 and 2017, it was hard to fathom why Apple, Motorola and other smartphone makers were so eager to drop headphone jacks. There weren't any huge leaps in battery life or other featur...
04:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 24, 2018
Engadget How Google software won 2018
Google is relatively new to the hardware game -- at least compared to rivals Apple and Samsung. Its latest devices have been a mix of hits and misses. The Home Hub and the Pixel phones are excellent, ...
03:25 pm -05 - Mon, December 24, 2018
Engadget Congress approves act that opens US government data to the public
Congress has passed a bill that could make it easier for you to access public data released by the government. The House approved the OPEN Government Data Act on Saturday, while all eyes were on the s...
02:30 pm -05 - Mon, December 24, 2018
Engadget The best drones for photos and video
By Signe BrewsterThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commis...
02:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 24, 2018
Engadget Snapchat lenses now officially work on dogs
Let's not kid ourselves, you've tried to use Snapchat's lenses on your dog before. Even if you've managed to make it work, Snapchat hasn't technically dog-friendly at the time...
01:30 pm -05 - Mon, December 24, 2018
Engadget Watch Bugatti test the first 3D-printed brake caliper
Back at the start of 2018, Bugatti revealed that it was working on the first 3D-printed brake caliper. Now that the year is winding to a close, it's finally ready to show the caliper in action. B...
11:39 am -05 - Mon, December 24, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Makers of 'Fallout 76' apologize with free games
Hey, good morning! It's Christmas Eve! As we wind down (just a little) for the holidays, Bethesda is apologizing for the lukewarm Fallout 76 with free games, Amazon Prime Video grabs more talent ...
09:00 am -05 - Mon, December 24, 2018
Engadget Huawei ships record 200 million phones in 2018 despite controversies
Huawei's 2018 was tumultuous, to put it mildly, but the company has at least a few reasons to brag. The Chinese mobile giant has revealed that it shipped over 200 million smartphones in the year,...
06:54 am -05 - Mon, December 24, 2018
Engadget Chinese draft law would prevent forced technology transfers
China might be prepared to further cool the US trade war. Legislators have submitted a draft law that would ban forced technology transfers, one of the objections that prompted the Trump administrati...
04:35 am -05 - Mon, December 24, 2018
Engadget Uber offers settlement to some drivers over worker status
Uber drivers may in the US are out of luck pursuing class action lawsuits that would force the company to treat them as employees. They might, however, get something for their trouble -- with some ca...
03:04 am -05 - Mon, December 24, 2018
Engadget Facebook axed political discussion feature over fear of bias allegations
Facebook's wariness of appearing biased against conservatives may have ironically cost it an attempt to remove that bias. Wall Street Journal sources say the social network dropped "Common ...
01:42 am -05 - Mon, December 24, 2018
Engadget UK police release two people arrested over Gatwick airport drones
So much for law enforcement coming any closer to pinpointing the culprits behind the drone flights around Gatwick Airport. Sussex Police have released the man and woman arrested on December 21st after...
12:11 am -05 - Mon, December 24, 2018
Engadget Tesla will ensure you get the full tax credit if it misses delivery
Even those who don't receive their Teslas before the year ends can still take advantage of the $7,500 federal tax incentive in full. That tax credit will still be halved when the clock strikes mi...
10:40 pm -05 - Sun, December 23, 2018
Engadget California issues its first approval for an autonomous ride service
Which company did you think would be most likely to offer an autonomous ride service in California? A heavyweight like Waymo or Uber? No -- it's an up-and-comer. The state's Public Utilit...
09:10 pm -05 - Sun, December 23, 2018
Engadget 'Luke Cage' showrunner jumps ship for Amazon
Netflix's decision to scrap Luke Cage (among other Marvel shows) might have an upside for its rivals -- Amazon has struck a deal with the superhero production's showrunner, Cheo Hodari Coker...
07:30 pm -05 - Sun, December 23, 2018
Engadget The best wired fast chargers
By Nick Guy and Sarah WitmanThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affil...
05:58 pm -05 - Sun, December 23, 2018
Engadget SpaceX completes its first US national security mission
SpaceX managed to squeak in one more milestone before the end of 2018. The private spaceflight company successfully launched its first-ever US national security mission, carrying the US Air Force...
04:00 pm -05 - Sun, December 23, 2018
Engadget The year in strange tech stories
"Technology is neither good nor bad; nor is it neutral," said the historian Melvin Kranzberg. What technology often is, however, is weird.As we watch tech pervade society and alter our basic...
02:31 pm -05 - Sun, December 23, 2018
Engadget Tesla's mobile app can remotely heat your seats
Tesla has rolled out an update for its mobile app that can ensure you're sliding into a warm and toasty car in this wintry weather. You can now use the app to remotely activate your electric vehi...
12:57 pm -05 - Sun, December 23, 2018
Engadget 'Dragon Quest XI' is coming to Switch, at least in Japan
You won't have to dig out your 3DS if you want to play Dragon Quest XI on a Nintendo console. Square Enix has announced that Dragon Quest XI S will reach the Switch sometime in 2019. The releas...
07:02 am -05 - Sun, December 23, 2018
Engadget FDA approves app-connected digital inhaler
The FDA has given the ProAir Digihaler, a digital and mobile-connected inhaler that comes with built-in sensors, its sweet approval. Those sensors can detect whenever the device is used and even measu...
04:34 am -05 - Sun, December 23, 2018
Engadget Microsoft's first webcams in years might include Xbox One support
Microsoft hasn't been in the webcam game for a long time, but it might come roaring back -- and with some thoroughly modern hardware, to boot. Sources talking to Paul Thurrott (well-known for hi...
02:26 am -05 - Sun, December 23, 2018
Engadget Bethesda says sorry to 'Fallout 76' players with free games
Bethesda is continuing its apology tour of sorts for Fallout 76's rough state on launch, and this time you don't need to have spent a lot to receive compensation. The developer is promising...
12:38 am -05 - Sun, December 23, 2018
Engadget Aronofsky's VR series 'Spheres' opens to the public in NYC
The Darren Aronofsky-backed space-themed virtual reality series Spheres will finally be available for public viewing starting on January 18th. It'll debut as a VR experience viewed through Oculus...
10:49 pm -05 - Sat, December 22, 2018
Engadget New York sets tougher standards for marketing internet speeds
New York isn't just asking Charter to clean up its act. The state has reached a settlement with Altice (Optimum's owner), Frontier, RCN and Engadget parent company Verizon that will have th...
09:02 pm -05 - Sat, December 22, 2018
Engadget IBM fingernail sensor tracks health through your grip
The strength of your grip can frequently be a good indicator of your health, and not just for clearly linked diseases like Parkinson's -- it can gauge your cognitive abilities and even your heart...
07:12 pm -05 - Sat, December 22, 2018
Engadget Facebook suspends accounts for pushing false info in Alabama election
Facebook's attempt to thwart disinformation campaigns has typically focused on Russia and other hostile countries, but it's now grappling with that problem on its home soil. The site has co...
05:30 pm -05 - Sat, December 22, 2018
Engadget Recommended Reading: The best of 2018
Surface Go is Microsoft's big bet on a tiny-computer futureLauren Goode,WiredWe're taking a look back at the most popular Recommended Reading stories of the year this week. At the top of the...
03:37 pm -05 - Sat, December 22, 2018
Engadget Blizzard announces player discipline tracker for Overwatch League
The upcoming 2019 season of the Overwatch League will include a new wrinkle designed to help keep track of penalties handed down to players for bad behavior. Blizzard announced the launch of a discipl...
01:50 pm -05 - Sat, December 22, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Bent iPad Pros and drones vs. airplanes
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to your weekend. We've gone an entire five minutes without a new Facebook scandal, and UK police have made arrests following repeated drone incidents ...
10:37 am -05 - Sat, December 22, 2018
Engadget 'Squadron 42' developers targeting 2020 for alpha, beta releases
Star Citizen creator Chris Roberts announced today that Squadron 42 should be available to play in 2020. According to Roberts, his development team is hoping to be "feature and content complete&q...
07:45 am -05 - Sat, December 22, 2018
Engadget Slack apologizes for 'mistakenly' banning people who had visited Iran
On Wednesday a number of people noticed their Slack access had suddenly been revoked, and the company said it was due to complying with "U.S. trade embargoes and economic sanctions regulations.&q...
03:03 am -05 - Sat, December 22, 2018
Engadget UK police arrest two over Gatwick airport drones
Drones flying around London's busy Gatwick airport have disrupted air travel since Wednesday evening, but now the Sussex Police Department has announced two arrests connected to the incidents. Th...
12:14 am -05 - Sat, December 22, 2018
Engadget Mars Express orbiter snaps stunning image of Korolev crater
The European Space Agency has released a gorgeous composite image of Mars' Korolev crater, an 82-kilometer-wide crater situated in the planet's northern lowlands. The ESA's Mars Express...
10:27 pm -05 - Fri, December 21, 2018
Engadget Sprint will pay New York $330 million over unpaid taxes
Sprint is about to write New York state a very, very large check. The carrier has agreed to pay New York $330 million in a settlement over claims it avoided collecting certain local and state taxes o...
09:31 pm -05 - Fri, December 21, 2018
Engadget Apple responds to reports of bent iPad Pros
Earlier this week, Apple reportedly acknowledged some iPad Pros to ship with a slight bend in the body and said it won't be replacing them. In an email obtained by 9to5Mac, the company's Sen...
08:59 pm -05 - Fri, December 21, 2018
Engadget AT&T will give some Android phones a faux 5G icon
Remember when carriers started showing a "4G" indicator even though you were only using advanced 3G? Those days are back. AT&amp;T has told FierceWireless that it will soon switch the ...
08:28 pm -05 - Fri, December 21, 2018
Engadget Hondas Sound Sitter lulls fussy children with engine noises
Plenty of parents have turned to car rides in order to calm fussy babies and Honda has now developed a gadget based on that concept. But instead of bringing the baby to the car, Honda's Sound Sit...
08:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 21, 2018
Engadget Porsche's sports car tech improves the new Cayenne SUV
I'm driving up the Northern California coastline when a very happy, very overweight yellow dog runs into the road. Hours earlier a Porsche spokesperson had explained how well the new Porsche Surf...
07:30 pm -05 - Fri, December 21, 2018
Engadget The Xbox One's original indie game is finally here
Patience.Below is a game steeped in time, from creation to consumption, and it demands patience from developers and players alike. Capybara Games revealed Below during the Xbox E3 conference in 2013, ...
07:16 pm -05 - Fri, December 21, 2018
Engadget Chrome Canvas lets you doodle right in your browser
Google recently launched a new web app called Chrome Canvas that allows you to doodle and jot down notes right in your browser. The new tool, which appeared without warning, can be accessed anytime by...
07:02 pm -05 - Fri, December 21, 2018
Engadget 2018 in cybersecurity: Regrets, we have a few
This was the year security slips, privacy fails and outright stupidity went from bad to surreal. It was a year in which warnings went unheeded and companies lost whatever trust we gave them. It was a ...
06:44 pm -05 - Fri, December 21, 2018
Engadget Anonymous social network Blind left user data exposed
Blind is a workplace social network that lets employees at various companies discuss sensitive topics anonymously. The company describes it as a safe place where workers can talk about salaries, workp...
06:26 pm -05 - Fri, December 21, 2018
Engadget Samsung may be working on a low-light camera mode called Bright Night
Samsung might be working on a new night photography mode to take on similar features in rival phones. According to a report from XDA-Developers, code the most recent build of Android Pie for the Samsu...
05:57 pm -05 - Fri, December 21, 2018
Engadget China resumes game approvals to the delight of Tencent
China's hiatus on game approvals is over, according to local media reports. The first batch of titles have been greenlit, effectively ending a blockade that had been in place since March. Interne...
05:30 pm -05 - Fri, December 21, 2018
Engadget Faraday Future had the worst year possible for an EV startup
Stop me if you've heard this one before: Faraday Future is almost out of cash. At the tail end of 2017, the much-hyped EV startup was sliding toward financial oblivion. But then a crucial round o...
05:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 21, 2018
Engadget The best Bluetooth tracker
By Nick GuyThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. ...
04:55 pm -05 - Fri, December 21, 2018
Engadget Creator of viral glitter bomb video admits parts of it were staged
This week, it seemed the entire Internet rejoiced after a former NASA engineer created a custom glitter bomb designed to strike back against package thieves. His impressive invention resulted in a hil...
04:20 pm -05 - Fri, December 21, 2018
Engadget Huawei in 2018: Smartphone excellence and strained relations
Huawei has become one of the most recognizable consumer-tech brands in the world in a relatively short period of time. It's among several Chinese companies that reaped the rewards of an explosion...
04:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 21, 2018
Engadget 'Doom Patrol' will stream on DC Universe on February 15th
DC Universe has locked in a premier date for its second live-action original series, Doom Patrol. The show, described as a reimagining of one of DC's strangest group of outcast superheroes, will ...
03:26 pm -05 - Fri, December 21, 2018
Engadget Nintendo sends Toad to ruin your Christmas with a terrible carol
When it comes to Nintendo characters who you might expect to sing Christmas carols, Toad probably isn't at the top of the list. As adorable as he is in general, the Mushroom Kingdom resident does...
03:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 21, 2018
Engadget Surface Studio 2 review: A better all-in-one PC twist
The Surface Studio made all-in-one PCs cool again. Now with the Surface Studio 2, Microsoft is making it something even more compelling for creative professionals. The original Studio showed there was...
02:30 pm -05 - Fri, December 21, 2018
Engadget Old Beyonc and SZA tracks briefly popped up on streaming services
A couple of previously unseen albums under the name "Queen Carter" have popped up on Apple Music and Spotify. It wasn't another surprise album launch, though -- the fact that it didn�...
02:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 21, 2018
Engadget Nikon Z6 review: The best full-frame mirrorless camera for video
When Nikon launched its two all-new full-frame mirrorless cameras, it was laying down a challenge to Sony. The landscape- and portrait-oriented 45.7-megapixel Z7 strongly resembles Sony's superb,...
01:30 pm -05 - Fri, December 21, 2018
Engadget Google's former AI chief is now an Apple VP
Apple has added John Giannandrea to its executive team, less than a year after he left Google to join its rival. Giannandrea has been appointed as the senior vice president of Machine Learning and Art...
01:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 21, 2018
Engadget Amazon expands its airborne shipping fleet to 50 planes
Amazon's famous drones have yet to deliver much of anything, but its jets are a different story. After launching Prime Air in 2016 with 40 jets, the company appears to have renamed it "Amazo...
12:30 pm -05 - Fri, December 21, 2018
Engadget Apple received over 32,000 user data requests in six months
Apple's bi-annual transparency report is here and it now has its own interactive page on Apple's website. As usual, it details the personal data requests Apple received from governments worl...
11:30 am -05 - Fri, December 21, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Drone attacks and self-lacing Nikes
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.This morning, we explain what a terrible year cryptocurrency had -- I hope you didn't remortgage your house. Meanwhile, Xbox seems ready to have a strong 2019...
09:02 am -05 - Fri, December 21, 2018
Engadget Facebook is reportedly developing a digital currency
Facebook banned cryptocurrency ads earlier this year, since they're "frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices." Even so, the network probably isn't ...
07:23 am -05 - Fri, December 21, 2018
Engadget Samsung's 2019 TVs could add Google Assistant AI along with Bixby
CES 2019 is right around the corner, and we're preparing to learn all about next year's major electronics releases. Of course that will include a slew of new TVs, and Variety reports that Sa...
04:20 am -05 - Fri, December 21, 2018
Engadget Nike's first self-lacing basketball shoes go on sale in 2019 for $350
If you've always wanted to play basketball in a pair of self-lacing shoes like Marty McFly's Nike Mags, you will get your chance next year. On the company's quarterly earnings call exec...
01:43 am -05 - Fri, December 21, 2018
Engadget LG's Laser 4K beams a 120-inch picture from seven inches away
Just as surely as CES comes around, LG shows up with a laser projector to hopefully tempt you into ditching that TV. This year's attempt is another CineBeam model, and the Laser 4K is ready to co...
11:03 pm -05 - Thu, December 20, 2018
Engadget Firefox Focus for Android adds improved do-not-track tools
Mozilla rolled out an update today to the iOS and Android versions of Firefox Focus, its privacy-minded browser. The Android app now has Enhanced Tracking Protection, a feature that allows users to se...
10:18 pm -05 - Thu, December 20, 2018
Engadget Telltale's 'The Walking Dead' conclusion is coming to the Epic Games Store
Following months of turmoil, the final season of Telltale's The Walking Dead finally has a home. Skybound Games announced today that the concluding captures of the episodic series will be made av...
09:55 pm -05 - Thu, December 20, 2018
Engadget Swarm to pay $900,000 for unauthorized satellite launch
The FCC announced today that it had reached a settlement with Swarm over the startup's unauthorized satellite launch in 2017. The trouble started in December of last year when the FCC denied Swar...
09:22 pm -05 - Thu, December 20, 2018
Engadget FBI shuts down 15 DDoS-for-hire sites
Federal law enforcement appears determined to prevent the distributed denial of service attacks that have ruined the holidays of gamers (and others) in the past. The FBI has seized the domains of 15 ...
08:59 pm -05 - Thu, December 20, 2018
Engadget Android apps used by troops in combat contained vulnerabilities
Two Android apps used by the US military in live combat situations contained severe vulnerabilities that could have allowed attackers to gain access to troops' information, a Navy Inspector Gener...
08:30 pm -05 - Thu, December 20, 2018
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Save $100 on Apple's 9.7-inch iPad (6th Gen)
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 Wire...
08:16 pm -05 - Thu, December 20, 2018
Engadget President poised to sign bill creating quantum computing initiative
Visions of an American quantum computing initiative are close to becoming a practical reality. The House of Representatives has passed its version of a bill that would establish a National Quantum Ini...
07:53 pm -05 - Thu, December 20, 2018
Engadget Marlboro owner invests $12.8 billion in e-cigarette maker Juul
Tobacco giant Altria (which owns Marlboro and Virginia Slims) has bought a 35 percent stake in Juul for $12.8 billion. The major deal pegs the e-cigarette company's valuation at $38 billion, whic...
07:30 pm -05 - Thu, December 20, 2018
Engadget ILO tidies up your dab sessions with self-contained ceramic pellets
The days of wrestling hash oil out of the jar like a stoned taffy puller or combing through your carpet Honey I Shrunk the Kids-style because you spilled a handful of shatter are thankfully over. Oreg...
07:02 pm -05 - Thu, December 20, 2018
Engadget Spotify settles $1.6 billion copyright infringement lawsuit
Last year, Wixen Music Publishing filed a lawsuit against Spotify alleging that the music streaming service was using tens of thousands of songs without the proper licensing. But the $1.6 billion laws...
06:30 pm -05 - Thu, December 20, 2018
Engadget Daimler is testing electric delivery trucks on the west coast
At an event in Southern California today, Daimler Trucks of North America (DTNA) handed the keys to a Freightliner eM2 electric delivery truck to Penske Truck Leasing. The vehicle has been in developm...
06:10 pm -05 - Thu, December 20, 2018
Engadget Netflix teases 'Black Mirror' movie release
The fifth season of Black Mirror is likely far off, but you're going to get something to tide you over quite soon. Weeks after Netflix posted (and promptly deleted) a mention of a Black Mirror mo...
05:26 pm -05 - Thu, December 20, 2018
Engadget German court bans some iPhone sales over Qualcomm dispute
A court in Munich, Germany ordered an injunction against Apple that will prevent the company from selling some iPhones in the country, Reuters reported. The decision comes as part of an ongoing legal ...
05:01 pm -05 - Thu, December 20, 2018
Engadget Kardashian-Jenner sisters will close their subscription apps in 2019
Three years ago, the Kardashian-Jenner sisters launched subscription-based personal apps to keep fans abreast of what was going on in their lives, connect with them directly outside of their various s...
04:40 pm -05 - Thu, December 20, 2018
Engadget Bitcoin's terrible 2018 doesn't bode well for the future of crypto
If someone approaches you saying that they have a way to get rich, quick, without any effort, then they're scamming you. If you don't believe me, then ask yourself this: If someone gave you ...
04:21 pm -05 - Thu, December 20, 2018
Engadget Twitter and Facebook target fake accounts ahead of Bangladesh election
Both Facebook and Twitter have removed a handful of accounts ahead of Bangladesh's general election, citing coordinated manipulation and inauthentic behavior as their reasons. Facebook took down ...
04:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 20, 2018
Engadget Xbox is poised to dominate the next console generation
Well, this is certainly a surprise. Xbox has been the bumbling underdog of the eighth console generation, playing catch-up to Sony's PlayStation 4 and watching from a distance as the Nintendo Swi...
03:32 pm -05 - Thu, December 20, 2018
Engadget DOJ charges Chinese nationals with 'extensive' hacking campaign
Today, the Department of Justice is expected to announce charges for a number of Chinese nationals for an extensive hacking campaign against the US, CNBC reports. The campaign was allegedly successful...
03:32 pm -05 - Thu, December 20, 2018
Engadget DOJ charges two Chinese nationals with 'extensive' hacking campaign
Today, the Department of Justice announced charges against Zhu Hua and Zhang Shilong, two Chinese nationals who engaged in an extensive hacking campaign against the US and other countries. First repor...
03:21 pm -05 - Thu, December 20, 2018
Engadget Hey, Galaxy Note 9 owners: We want to hear from you
It's been four months since we reviewed Samsung's Galaxy Note 9, a handset that earned an unusually high score of 92. Since then, the phone has racked up a strong army of fans. When we teste...
03:14 pm -05 - Thu, December 20, 2018
Engadget Video game movie 'Free Guy' signs Jodie Comer, Lil Rel and Joe Keery
Things are moving forward for video game focused action-comedy Free Guy. The movie, which stars Deadpool favorite Ryan Reynolds, has just signed Killing Eve's Jodie Comer, Get Out's Lil Rel ...
02:43 pm -05 - Thu, December 20, 2018
Engadget Google Photos doubles Live Albums limit to 20,000 images
Google Photos is doubling the amount of images you can store on its auto-populating Live Albums to 20,000. That's up from the 10,000 limit introduced with the feature's launch in October. Go...
02:12 pm -05 - Thu, December 20, 2018
Engadget NASA's InSight lander is ready to monitor marsquakes
On December 19th, Mars InSight lander's ground team moved the vehicle's arm as far as it could reach and planted its seismometer 5.367 feet away. Seeing as the lander's main goal is to ...
01:50 pm -05 - Thu, December 20, 2018
Engadget Amazon sent private Alexa audio recordings to a random person
An Amazon customer in Germany received another user's Alexa audio recordings due to a "human error." The unidentified man was sent thousands of audio snippets, along with other informat...
01:15 pm -05 - Thu, December 20, 2018
Engadget Netflix's 'To All the Boys I've Loved Before' is getting a sequel
Netflix is giving its hit rom-com To All the Boys I've Loved Before the sequel treatment. The movie is based on Jenny Han's young adult trilogy and will reunite the first film's leads, ...
01:01 pm -05 - Thu, December 20, 2018
Engadget Google's 'Game of the Year' reminds you 2018 wasn't complete trash
It's safe to say that 2018 has been... a year, and while there's no end of untold horrors to reflect upon, Google has softened the blow with a look-back game that's altogether more plea...
12:37 pm -05 - Thu, December 20, 2018
Engadget Microsoft patches Internet Explorer flaw being used to hijack PCs
Microsoft has rolled out a fix for a zero-day Internet Explorer vulnerability that hackers are already using for targeted attacks. The tech giant didn't elaborate on the scope of those attacks, b...
12:01 pm -05 - Thu, December 20, 2018
Engadget Volkswagen buys Volvo's connected car service
Volkswagen has made clear its ambition for unified internet services for its vehicles -- earlier this year it announced its partnership with Microsoft to build the Volkswagen Automotive Cloud. Now, it...
11:30 am -05 - Thu, December 20, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Driving Lamborghini's SUV
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.What do Lamborghini trucks have in common with light-powered ovens? They're both a bit ridiculous, and we just reviewed them. Also, you should check out a fuz...
10:52 am -05 - Thu, December 20, 2018
Engadget Drones cause holiday chaos at one of London's busiest airports
Drones spotted over the UK's second-busiest airport have halted flights for hours, heavily disrupting the holiday travel of tens of thousands of passengers. Flights at London's Gatwick airpo...
09:12 am -05 - Thu, December 20, 2018
Engadget AI-powered security camera company Lighthouse shuts down
A new company called Lighthouse introduced an advanced security camera that can tell the difference between a person and a pet back in 2017. It was a promising, Andy Rubin-backed project that managed ...
06:50 am -05 - Thu, December 20, 2018
Engadget Utah ISP's internet filtering ad knocks customers offline
Internet providers are no stranger to targeting and inserting ads, but CenturyLink is being a little more... direct. Utah-based customers have discovered that CenturyLink is blocking their internet c...
04:33 am -05 - Thu, December 20, 2018
Engadget Apple's new rules can make gifts out of in-app purchases
It looks like Apple will soon allow users to gift in-app purchases to friends and family thanks to a recent change to the company's App Store Guidelines. First spotted by MacRumors, the updated t...
03:37 am -05 - Thu, December 20, 2018
Engadget Stanford AI found nearly every solar panel in the US
It would be impractical to count the number of solar panels in the US by hand, and that makes it difficult to gauge just how far the technology has really spread. Stanford researchers have a solution:...
02:42 am -05 - Thu, December 20, 2018
Engadget Facebook tries to explain Netflix and Spotify's messaging access
In response to the latest data sharing expos&eacute; from the New York Times, Facebook has sounded off about one particular aspect many people focused on: read/write access to private messages gra...
01:07 am -05 - Thu, December 20, 2018
Engadget DC Universe starts streaming on Amazon's Fire TV
DC Universe just closed a glaring gap in its device support. The comic-based streaming service is now available through Amazon's Fire TV devices, giving you another way (and in some cases, a che...
11:17 pm -05 - Wed, December 19, 2018
Engadget Microsoft Office app for Windows 10 provides a hub for all your work
Microsoft's revamped Office.com portal has apparently been a hit with the productivity crowd (over 40 percent of Office 365 users start there), and now it wants to turn that experience into a nat...
10:16 pm -05 - Wed, December 19, 2018
Engadget T-Mobile reportedly pushes TV service rollout to 2019
About a year ago, T-Mobile announced that it was working on a TV service, one that would launch in 2018 and "uncarrier" TV the way the company did with mobile service. Well, 2018 is nearly o...
09:44 pm -05 - Wed, December 19, 2018
Engadget Didnt think Facebook could get any worse? Think again.
Just about 24 hours ago, we published a story recapping Facebook's terrible 2018. But the year isn't over, and it looks like the drama is going to continue until the bitter end. According to...
09:33 pm -05 - Wed, December 19, 2018
Engadget US Treasury sanctions Russians for hacking and election meddling
The US government isn't done taking action against Russians accused of hacking and interference campaigns. The Treasury Department has leveled sanctions against 16 current and former GRU intelli...
09:02 pm -05 - Wed, December 19, 2018
Engadget Apple TV's zero sign-on is live, starting with Charter Spectrum
Charter Spectrum support for the new zero sign-on feature for Apple TV is now live. The feature, announced earlier this year, automatically signs into apps that require a cable subscription when the d...
08:38 pm -05 - Wed, December 19, 2018
Engadget Razer unveils the first keyboard and mouse combo for Xbox One
Razer has finally shown off the first wireless keyboard-and-mouse combo for the Xbox One, and... it's exactly what you'd expect. The company has unveiled an Xbox One version of its Turret b...
08:15 pm -05 - Wed, December 19, 2018
Engadget Facebook collects user data from apps like Tinder, OKCupid and others
A new report from German company Mobilsicher, an outlet dedicated to info on mobile security, has detailed some information about how certain apps share user information with Facebook, BuzzFeed News r...
08:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 19, 2018
Engadget Brava's light-powered smart oven is too expensive to make sense
Smart cooking gadgets aren't new, but the rise of computerized countertop ovens is relatively recent. The June was one of the first to arrive on the market three years ago, and the Tovala, a stea...
08:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 19, 2018
Engadget The Brava's light-powered smart oven is too expensive to make sense
Smart cooking gadgets aren't new, but the rise of computerized countertop ovens is relatively recent. The June was one of the first to arrive on the market, three years ago, and the Tovala, a ste...
07:36 pm -05 - Wed, December 19, 2018
Engadget Self-powered electric bandages could speed up healing
Scientists have known for a long time that electricity can speed up healing for skin wounds, but the necessary power has usually tied patients to electrotherapy machines. In the future, though, it mig...
07:12 pm -05 - Wed, December 19, 2018
Engadget Snapchat adds Challenges feature with user-created lenses
Just in time for the holiday season and those lazy evenings where you're trying to figure out something fun to try with your family, Snapchat has launched a feature that lets you create and take ...
06:47 pm -05 - Wed, December 19, 2018
Engadget MoviePass Films signs Bruce Willis for three-movie deal
Despite the ongoing financial troubles plaguing the company and fraud investigations abound, the production arm of MoviePass has signed up Bruce Willis for a three-film run, according to Deadline. The...
06:23 pm -05 - Wed, December 19, 2018
Engadget Alexa will work with Apple Music on third-party devices 'soon'
Now that Apple Music streams on Echo speakers, there's an obvious question: will third-party devices join the party? Thankfully, the answer is yes. An Amazon spokesperson has informed Mashable th...
05:55 pm -05 - Wed, December 19, 2018
Engadget Washington, DC sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal
Washington, DC's attorney general has filed a lawsuit against Facebook over the Cambridge Analytica scandal that unfolded earlier this year. The suit comes just after the New York Times released ...
05:46 pm -05 - Wed, December 19, 2018
Engadget Uber's fight over worker status is headed to the UK Supreme Court
Uber is about to face a definitive battle over its classification of ridesharing drivers. The UK Court of Appeal has upheld a 2016 ruling that Uber drivers are considered employees and thus qualify f...
05:22 pm -05 - Wed, December 19, 2018
Engadget Magic Leap prescription lenses are available now for $249
Earlier this year, Magic Leap said that prescription inserts would soon be available for the Magic Leap One, and now you can get them through Frames Direct. The inserts cost $249 and Magic Leap says t...
04:54 pm -05 - Wed, December 19, 2018
Engadget Alphabet's hot salt energy-storage project becomes its own company
Alphabet's X division has played host to a string of experimental ideas, and another one is spinning out as an independent business. Malta uses cheap, abundant materials including salt, anti-free...
04:30 pm -05 - Wed, December 19, 2018
Engadget Consumer privacy made losers of us all this year
It was a rough year to be a customer of Marriott, Facebook, Reddit, Google+, Quora, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Orbitz, Ticketfly, Under Armour, OnePlus or any of the other numerous companies whi...
04:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 19, 2018
Engadget 2018 brought the electric car to everyone
It's easy to look at a luxury automaker like Jaguar and declare 2018 the year the automotive industry caught up with Tesla. But like the Model X and Model S, the I-Pace is out of reach for most f...
03:47 pm -05 - Wed, December 19, 2018
Engadget US regulators approve BMW-Daimler services merger
BMW and Daimler's plan to combine their transportation services, including car sharing, ride hailing and electric vehicle charging, is a step closer to reality after US antitrust officials approv...
03:23 pm -05 - Wed, December 19, 2018
Engadget Japans latest companion robot is the fuzzy, expressive Lovot
Japanese company Groove X has just unveiled its Lovot robot, but while many robots you hear about are developed to perform some sort of task, Lovot is only here to warm your heart. Built around the co...
03:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 19, 2018
Engadget Lamborghini's Urus SUV still packs supercar power
To some, the idea of a Lamborghini SUV is tantamount to high treason. Over the past six decades the automaker has introduced the iconic Countach, Diablo and P400 Miura. Those cars inspired lust in our...
02:01 pm -05 - Wed, December 19, 2018
Engadget Nintendo is going to court over its refund policy
Germany agrees with Norway: Nintendo's no-refund pre-order policy isn't only harsh, it's also illegal under European law. According to Eurogamer, the German Consumer Protection Authorit...
01:30 pm -05 - Wed, December 19, 2018
Engadget Consoles hit November milestone with over 1 million in sales each
The Switch may be the fastest-selling console of this generation, but its rivals aren't doing too bad either. Buoyed by the Thanksgiving holidays, both the PS4 and Xbox One marked their fifth bir...
12:30 pm -05 - Wed, December 19, 2018
Engadget Windows Sandbox is a safer way to run programs you don't trust
Downloading and running an unknown .exe file can be fraught with terror -- or at the very least, a whole lot of a faff as you're required to set up a clean installation of Windows on a virtual ma...
11:30 am -05 - Wed, December 19, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: A glitter bomb and a Boring LA tunnel
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Slider phones are back in a big way, Facebook still has egg on its face and a former NASA designer might have just solved the problem of package theft. Just anothe...
10:37 am -05 - Wed, December 19, 2018
Engadget Facebook bans hundreds more pages relating to Myanmar conflict
Just a week after Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admitted he "doesn't know enough" about the political situation in Myanmar, following his series of tone-deaf tweets applauding the country, Fa...
09:33 am -05 - Wed, December 19, 2018
Engadget NASA discloses October security breach
In an internal memo obtained by Spaceref, NASA's chief human capital officer Bob Gibbs has revealed that the agency suffered a security breach a few months ago. Investigators discovered the breac...
07:45 am -05 - Wed, December 19, 2018
Engadget Uber cleared to resume self-driving tests in Pennsylvania
Uber has edged closer to resuming self-driving car tests following the fatal crash in Arizona. The Information has learned that Pennsylvania's Department of Transportation approved the rideshari...
05:43 am -05 - Wed, December 19, 2018
Engadget Samsung adds QLED screens to its artsy Frame and Serif TVs
Samsung designed the Frame and Serif TVs to be stylish additions to your home, like some sort of art piece that you can also use to watch movies. So, it's not surprising that the tech giant has a...
04:21 am -05 - Wed, December 19, 2018
Engadget Elon Musk's LA tunnel turns Teslas into a 'rail-guided train'
Tonight The Boring Company hosted a launch event for the test tunnel it successfully built in LA running from SpaceX property to "O'Leary Station" at a reported cost of about $10 millio...
03:37 am -05 - Wed, December 19, 2018
Engadget NYT digs deeper into Facebook's creepy data sharing excesses
We regret to inform you that we may have published our article titled "Facebook's terrible 2018" just a few hours too early. Tonight the New York Times has once again dug into the socia...
03:37 am -05 - Wed, December 19, 2018
Engadget Facebook's data sharing excesses even surprised its 'partners'
We regret to inform you that we may have published our article titled "Facebook's terrible 2018" just a few hours too early. Tonight the New York Times has once again dug into the socia...
02:16 am -05 - Wed, December 19, 2018
Engadget The first 'Rocket League' Hot Wheels car arrives this month
Want a tangible sign of your devotion to Rocket League, but would rather not drop $180 on an RC car kit or even several dollars on a Pull-Back Racer? Don't worry, you can buy something with your...
12:13 am -05 - Wed, December 19, 2018
Engadget Chrome OS beta brings Google Assistant to more devices
To date, native access to Google Assistant on a Chrome OS device has meant splurging on Google-made hardware like the Pixelbook or Pixel Slate. You won't have to be quite so picky for much longe...
10:22 pm -05 - Tue, December 18, 2018
Engadget Chrome may stop websites from hijacking your browser's back button
Surf the web for long enough and you'll invariably run into a site that refuses to acknowledge your browser's back button, usually because it wants to force ads down your throat. Google migh...
09:48 pm -05 - Tue, December 18, 2018
Engadget Target's same-day delivery service will soon cover all 'major' products
Target's same-day delivery service, Shipt, is about to be much more useful if you'd prefer to shop from home. The company told TechCrunch that it's planning same-day shipping for "...
09:12 pm -05 - Tue, December 18, 2018
Engadget Gboard supports 500 languages just two years after launch
Just two years after launching, Google's Gboard virtual keyboard supports 500 languages on Android. That, according to Google, enables around 90 percent of the planet's human population to c...
08:46 pm -05 - Tue, December 18, 2018
Engadget Kroger adds driverless vehicles to its grocery delivery fleet
Earlier this year, Kroger teamed up with the self-driving startup Nuro for a grocery delivery service, and in August the company began piloting an autonomous delivery service in Arizona. At the time, ...
08:20 pm -05 - Tue, December 18, 2018
Engadget Ex-Uber engineer claims to travel 3,099 miles in a self-driving car
Remember how controversial former Uber engineer Anthony Levandowski had formed a secretive autonomous trucking startup? He's finally showing off his work... and he might have set a record in the ...
07:52 pm -05 - Tue, December 18, 2018
Engadget Tidal adds Spotify-like personalized 'My Mix' playlists
Tidal is getting into the personalized playlist game. The music streaming service is now offering its users personalized "My Mix" playlists that take into account their listening history as ...
07:27 pm -05 - Tue, December 18, 2018
Engadget Test Google's Project Stream and get 'Assassin's Creed: Odyssey' for free
If you've been waiting to pick up Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, now is your chance to get it without spending a dime. Google is giving away a free copy of the title for PC in exchange for tryin...
06:59 pm -05 - Tue, December 18, 2018
Engadget Uber's new Jump e-bikes have swappable batteries
Jump is giving its eye-catching red e-bikes an overhaul. It will launch an updated version in the New Year with a raft of new features, including a holder for your phone (useful for turn-by-turn navig...
06:36 pm -05 - Tue, December 18, 2018
Engadget Google pulled 'millions' of junk Play Store ratings in one week
Google is just as frustrated with bogus app reviews as you are, and it's apparently bending over backwards to improve the trustworthiness of the feedback you see. The company instituted a system...
06:13 pm -05 - Tue, December 18, 2018
Engadget Netflix renews 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' for season 3 and 4
Netflix fiercely guards viewer numbers with the utmost secrecy, but there are often indicators of how popular a show is among subscribers. Take Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, for example. The reboot ...
05:51 pm -05 - Tue, December 18, 2018
Engadget Facebook releases an update on its civil rights audit
In May, Facebook agreed to conduct a civil rights audit, and now the company has released an update of its progress. Headed by civil liberties leader Laura Murphy, the audit has so far engaged with do...
05:30 pm -05 - Tue, December 18, 2018
Engadget Google turned cloud storage traffic into mesmerizing works of art
Let's face it, data storage isn't the most exciting topic to talk about. While necessary and important for much of the hardware and software you use every day, it's just not terribly en...
05:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 18, 2018
Engadget Instagram can turn question stickers into live Q&As
Instagram's question stickers have at least one main problem: you have to be patient while awaiting the answer. Now, however, you might just get some instant gratification. The social network is ...
05:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 18, 2018
Engadget Twitter's chronological timeline button is here to stay
Nearly two months ago, Twitter began testing a feature that made it easier for users to see the latest tweets on their feed first, rather than the ones pushed by the company's algorithm. It'...
04:40 pm -05 - Tue, December 18, 2018
Engadget 2018: The year Amazon became even harder to avoid
It's been ages since Amazon was just a place to buy books. But even now, it's still easy to think of the company as a big online store. Resist that urge. Amazon's size and scale mean it...
04:19 pm -05 - Tue, December 18, 2018
Engadget Nintendo Switch is America's fastest-selling console
In case it wasn't clear already, Nintendo has completely turned things around from the failure that was the Wii U. According to data from the reliable NPD Group, Nintendo sold more than 8.7 milli...
04:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 18, 2018
Engadget Facebooks terrible 2018
2017 wasn't great for Facebook. The company spent most of the year explaining how it exposed 126 million Americans to thousands of Russian-linked pages, which were part of the Kremlin's effo...
04:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 18, 2018
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a security package courtesy of Bitdefender!
Deliveries left out on your doorstep, nocturnal pet activities and network-connected devices open wide to the world for possible hacking or botnet conscription are just some of the reasons Bitdefender...
03:44 pm -05 - Tue, December 18, 2018
Engadget AT&T flips the switch on mobile 5G in 12 cities this week
After nearly a year of talking about it, AT&amp;T is finally ready to launch the US' first mobile 5G network -- and with just days to go before its self-imposed end-of-2018 deadline. Service ...
03:29 pm -05 - Tue, December 18, 2018
Engadget Charter agrees to $174 million settlement for poor service in New York
The New York attorney general's office has reached a settlement with Charter Communications for providing its customers with insufficient internet services. Under the settlement, Charter and Spec...
03:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 18, 2018
Engadget The drop
When Nike launched its Air Jordan XI "Concord," in 2011, there were incidents of violence reported at several shopping malls in the US.Back then, most shoe stores sold pairs on a first-come,...
02:45 pm -05 - Tue, December 18, 2018
Engadget 'Farout' is the farthest Solar System object known to date
The reach of the Solar System extends well beyond the full-size planets, and that's becoming clearer than ever with a new discovery. Astronomers have detected 2018 VG18 "Farout," which ...
02:26 pm -05 - Tue, December 18, 2018
Engadget G Suite pincode verification gives non-Google users access to files
While a company can require its employees to create Google accounts for collaborative work, it can't always force clients to do the same thing. Especially if those clients still swear by Google&#...
02:05 pm -05 - Tue, December 18, 2018
Engadget The Air Force's long-awaited GPS upgrade begins today
It's been in the works for over a decade, but now the current Global Positioning System (GPS) is about to start getting its multibillion-dollar upgrade thanks to SpaceX's first-ever GPS sate...
02:05 pm -05 - Tue, December 18, 2018
Engadget The Air Force's long-awaited GPS upgrade begins tomorrow (update)
It's been in the works for over a decade, but now the current Global Positioning System (GPS) is about to start getting its multibillion-dollar upgrade thanks to SpaceX's first-ever GPS sate...
01:29 pm -05 - Tue, December 18, 2018
Engadget AR pioneer Blippar is going out of business
Pioneering augmented reality startup Blippar, once touted as a $1.5 billion British tech unicorn, has stumbled into administration. The company said that it failed to secure the funding it needed to r...
01:02 pm -05 - Tue, December 18, 2018
Engadget Lenovo built a slider phone with 12GB of RAM
While Lenovo continues to push the Motorola brand in the West, it's also been busy doing its own thing back in China. Just last month, the company brought us the Z5 Pro all-screen slider phone wh...
12:31 pm -05 - Tue, December 18, 2018
Engadget NASA engineer creates glitter bomb package to thwart parcel thieves
Because we live in a world where we can't have nice things, package theft is a real problem, and in recent times unscrupulous individuals stealing parcels from porches have prompted police sting ...
12:01 pm -05 - Tue, December 18, 2018
Engadget Study: Women are abused every 30 seconds on Twitter
Earlier this year Amnesty International released a report discussing what many of Twitter's female users already know: the social network is not always a great place to be if you're a woman....
11:31 am -05 - Tue, December 18, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Best of 2018
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.With 2019 rapidly approaching, we've kicked off our year-in-review series looking at the best and worst gadgets 2018 had to offer. Also, there's somethin...
10:31 am -05 - Tue, December 18, 2018
Engadget The US ballistic missile system is a cybersecurity nightmare
The US Department of Defense Inspector General has recently taken a close look at the country's Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) and found its cybersecurity measures lacking in many, many ...
08:40 am -05 - Tue, December 18, 2018
Engadget Detective sues Netflix for defamation over 'Making a Murderer'
The latest twist in the story of Netflix's acclaimed Making a Murderer series is going to play out in the courts once again, but this time Netflix is directly involved. That's because one of...
07:38 am -05 - Tue, December 18, 2018
Engadget Sphero is done making licensed Disney bots like BB-8 and R2-D2
Say goodbye to Sphero's cute BB-8 robot. In fact, say goodbye to all the company's licensed products, including R2-D2, BB-9E and Cars' Lighting McQueen. According to The Verge, Sphero p...
05:00 am -05 - Tue, December 18, 2018
Engadget Baidu taps Unity's game engine to test its self-driving cars
Unity, the same company whose 3D gaming engine brought you Cuphead and Hearthstone is now helping Chinese internet giant Baidu develop the next generation of autonomous vehicles, the two companies ann...
04:21 am -05 - Tue, December 18, 2018
Engadget Apple adds 'Fast & Furious' director Justin Lin to its TV talent pool
Justin Lin is the latest to join Apple's ever-growing pool of TV talent as he and his Perfect Storm Entertainment production company have now signed an overall TV deal with Apple. It's a mul...
02:59 am -05 - Tue, December 18, 2018
Engadget What's on TV: 'Venom,' 'Ellen,' 'Watership Down' and 'Runaways'
This week the latest superhero flick arriving in 4K is the Spider-Man spinoff Venom, while 2001: A Space Odyssey makes a second attempt at its Ultra HD disc release. Hulu also is in the Marvel busines...
01:32 am -05 - Tue, December 18, 2018
Engadget Ford's noise-cancelling doghouse keeps pups calm during fireworks
Many dogs and other pets are terrified of fireworks, and for good reason -- their more sensitive hearing makes that pleasant popping turn into a cacophony of sounds. Ford, however, might provide some ...
12:01 am -05 - Tue, December 18, 2018
Engadget Jaguar's automatic door could make cars more accessible
Amputees and others with accessibility needs might soon have an easier time hopping into cars. Jaguar Land Rover has created a 'mobility door' that uses a mix of current keyless entry tech ...
11:05 pm -05 - Mon, December 17, 2018
Engadget YouTube 4K support arrives on Comcast X1 boxes
If you have a compatible Comcast Xfinity X1 setup, you might be pleased to learn you can watch YouTube videos in 4K resolution through your cable box starting today. Netflix and (as of this month) Ama...
10:36 pm -05 - Mon, December 17, 2018
Engadget 'Kingdom Hearts 3' leaks six weeks early
It's not unheard of for games to reach players days before launch thanks to supply chain leaks, pirates or overeager retailers. Square Enix, however, is dealing with something considerably worse....
10:01 pm -05 - Mon, December 17, 2018
Engadget T-Mobile's eSIM support for new iPhones is limited to prepaid lines
Now that AT&amp;T and Verizon have switched on their support for eSIMs in iPhones, it's T-Mobile's turn. The magenta network has released an eSIM app that adds a line to your iPhone XR,...
09:29 pm -05 - Mon, December 17, 2018
Engadget NAACP encourages people to #LogOutFacebook after Senate report
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has returned a donation to Facebook and encouraged its partners and supporters to log out of the social network, Instagram and WhatsApp f...
09:01 pm -05 - Mon, December 17, 2018
Engadget Alfonso Ribiero sues Epic for using the Carlton dance in 'Fortnite'
It's no secret that Epic has patterned many of Fortnite's dance emotes on real-world moves, but that's increasingly landing the game studio in hot water. Mere weeks after rapper 2 Milly...
09:01 pm -05 - Mon, December 17, 2018
Engadget Alfonso Ribeiro sues Epic for using the Carlton dance in 'Fortnite'
It's no secret that Epic has patterned many of Fortnite's dance emotes on real-world moves, but that's increasingly landing the game studio in hot water. Mere weeks after rapper 2 Milly...
08:38 pm -05 - Mon, December 17, 2018
Engadget Hackers hit The Wall Street Journal in support of PewDiePie
Hackers targeted The Wall Street Journal earlier today, posting a fake apology in support of PewDiePie. In a sponsored post, the hackers published a note that said the publication wanted to apologize ...
08:05 pm -05 - Mon, December 17, 2018
Engadget Sling TV, ESPN and Fox Now arrive on Oculus Go
Back in June, Oculus launched Oculus TV, a way for you to watch shows and movies from a string of partners on a virtual 180-inch display. Now, Sling TV, ESPN and Fox Now are joining the fray, so you&#...
07:34 pm -05 - Mon, December 17, 2018
Engadget Facebook's 'Clear History' tool won't arrive until spring 2019
When Facebook introduced its Clear History feature in May, it expected to offer the privacy-oriented controls in the space of a few months. Well... it's going to take decidedly longer than that. ...
07:03 pm -05 - Mon, December 17, 2018
Engadget Netflixs Dark Crystal prequel casts Mark Hamill, Natalie Dormer
Last year, Netflix and The Jim Henson Company announced that a series based on Jim Henson's 1982 film The Dark Crystal was in the works, and now Netflix has revealed the series' impressive v...
06:32 pm -05 - Mon, December 17, 2018
Engadget Google Assistant will warn you when it predicts flight delays
Google has predicted flight delays for a while, but only if you've searched for a flight yourself. Wouldn't it be better if it warned you before you packed your bags? It will soon. In add...
06:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 17, 2018
Engadget 2018: The Winners and Losers
You'll see a lot of "best of" lists around this time of year. But "best" is a limited word. What if the ideas and people that dominated weren't, in fact, very good? Conve...
05:45 pm -05 - Mon, December 17, 2018
Engadget Apple hires former Tesla and Microsoft senior designer
Apple has hired Andrew Kim, formerly of Tesla and Microsoft, to bolster its design team. Kim captured the attention of many in 2011 with a custom iOS device stand and again in 2012 when, as a fan, he ...
05:30 pm -05 - Mon, December 17, 2018
Engadget The worst gadgets of 2018
We've had the winners. Now that this dumpster fire of a year is finally coming to a close, it's time to look back on the disasters (real, political and humanitarian) we've survived and ...
05:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 17, 2018
Engadget The best gadgets of 2018
It's difficult to think of 2018 as a year with anything worth celebrating. But despite all the bad news the year dealt us, there were successes -- if you know where to look. In all corners of tec...
04:55 pm -05 - Mon, December 17, 2018
Engadget Fitbit's updated smartwatch OS provides more fitness info at a glance
You clearly buy a Fitbit smartwatch for its fitness tracking, and the company wants to be sure you wring the most out of that tentpole feature. It just released a Fitbit OS 3.0 update for the Ionic a...
04:02 pm -05 - Mon, December 17, 2018
Engadget The Bloodhound supersonic car project is back in action
Earlier this month, it looked like the writing was on the wall for the Bloodhound supersonic car project, as it had failed to acquire the roughly &pound;25 million (approximately $32 million) it n...
03:07 pm -05 - Mon, December 17, 2018
Engadget Google puts $1 billion towards new NYC campus
Google announced today that it's investing more than $1 billion in New York City in order to establish a new campus. The move would create a 1.7 million square-foot campus and, over the next deca...
02:46 pm -05 - Mon, December 17, 2018
Engadget Huawei's Nova 4 suggests 2019 is the year of the hole-punch display
In the wake of Samsung's A8s, Huawei is the latest smartphone maker to announce an all-screen handset with a circular cutout for the camera. Looking beyond the divisive notch, the design feature ...
02:15 pm -05 - Mon, December 17, 2018
Engadget Speculative gadgets at the Future Interfaces Group
To try to get a glimpse of the everyday devices we could be using a decade from now, there are worse places to look than inside the Future Interfaces Group (FIG) lab at Carnegie Mellon University.Duri...
02:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 17, 2018
Engadget Lenovo's new ThinkPads are its first with Intel's 8th-gen processors
Lenovo is updating its ThinkPad L-series lineup with two fresh laptops that won't break the bank for business users. The new entrants include the traditional notebook-style L390 and the flexible ...
02:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 17, 2018
Engadget Facebook Messenger's camera fakes portrait mode photos
Facebook Messenger's camera just caught up to Instagram's in a few key areas, and then some. To start, you can snap software-based portrait mode photos -- if you don't have a dual-camer...
01:02 pm -05 - Mon, December 17, 2018
Engadget LG's 32-inch QHD monitor packs AMD FreeSync for around $300
LG is leading the charge with big, cheap gaming displays, having recently unveiled a 32-inch 4K model for less than $500. If you're willing to settle for QHD resolution, you can do even better wi...
12:20 pm -05 - Mon, December 17, 2018
Engadget Hyundai will sell a car that can be unlocked with a fingerprint
Hyundai has unveiled a new car system that lets drivers unlock and start a vehicle using their fingerprints. The tech is built in to the door handle and ignition button of the new 2019 Santa Fe SUV, s...
11:39 am -05 - Mon, December 17, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Amazon's Alexa adds security to its resume
Good morning! As we feel our way through the haze that is a combination of corporate party and holiday-season prep, Monday kicks off with stories on Alexa's new security talents, a car coming in ...
11:10 am -05 - Mon, December 17, 2018
Engadget VW's I.D. EV will deliver a 300 mile range for the price of a Golf
Volkswagen's J&uuml;rgen Stackmann has revealed a few key details about its mass-market I.D. electric car, including the range and how you'll buy one. It'll have a 550 km range by E...
09:50 am -05 - Mon, December 17, 2018
Engadget Amazon declares war on loss-making 'CRaP'
In its quest to cut costs and maximize profits, Amazon is reportedly looking to eliminate product quantities that it can't make money on. These goods, codenamed CRaP, are offerings that Amazon &q...
07:22 am -05 - Mon, December 17, 2018
Engadget MIT can shrink 3D objects down to nanoscale versions
It's difficult to create nanoscale 3D objects. The techniques either tend to be slow (such as stacking layers of 2D etchings) or are limited to specific materials and shapes. MIT researchers mi...
04:58 am -05 - Mon, December 17, 2018
Engadget Intel and ESL extend their esports alliance with a $100 million deal
Intel and ESL have been esports buddies for years, but they're deepening that commitment as 2018 winds to a close. The two have extended their partnership with a $100 million deal that will last...
03:33 am -05 - Mon, December 17, 2018
Engadget Nio unveils lower-cost ES6 electric SUV
Nio is already preparing to launch its second electric SUV mere months after releasing its first. The Chinese automaker has unveiled the ES6, a lower-priced SUV that will start at the equivalent of $...
02:06 am -05 - Mon, December 17, 2018
Engadget California will require zero-emissions buses by 2040
California isn't just interested in taking fossil fuel cars off the streets -- it wants to clean up buses, too. The state's Air Resources Board has voted to require that all buses are emiss...
12:34 am -05 - Mon, December 17, 2018
Engadget Senate report details Russia's online meddling in 2016 election
The US Senate is about to receive a report detailing Russia's online manipulation attempts during and after the 2016 Presidential election, and it promises to shed new light on the subject... inc...
11:01 pm -05 - Sun, December 16, 2018
Engadget Driving Audis beautiful E-Tron GT concept car
If an automaker unveils a concept car, the chances that anyone has the opportunity to set foot in that vehicle and drive it on the street within a year is slim to nil. If it's a design study don&...
10:23 pm -05 - Sun, December 16, 2018
Engadget CBS launches streaming-only news service for New York City
CBS is acting on its promise to add a local flavor to its streaming news service. The broadcaster has launched CBSN New York, its first major local streaming service. The internet-only channel promi...
09:00 pm -05 - Sun, December 16, 2018
Engadget The best wireless powered bookshelf speakers
By Brent ButterworthThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate com...
07:32 pm -05 - Sun, December 16, 2018
Engadget HQ Trivia and Vine co-founder Colin Kroll dies of apparent overdose
One of the mobile app world's more influential and controversial executives has passed away. TMZ has learned that Colin Kroll, the co-founder of both HQ Trivia and Vine, has died of an apparent ...
05:58 pm -05 - Sun, December 16, 2018
Engadget Rocket Lab launches NASA's first dedicated cubesat mission
Rocket Lab isn't quite done establishing firsts. The company has successfully launched ElaNa-19 (Educational Launch of Nanosatellites), NASA's first cubesat mission to get a dedicated ride t...
04:30 pm -05 - Sun, December 16, 2018
Engadget After Math: Where are the adults
It's been quite the week of tantrums by the man-babies who run some of the largest companies in the tech industry. While Elon Musk cried and stamped his feet through what should have been a softb...
02:59 pm -05 - Sun, December 16, 2018
Engadget Windows 10 may offer deeper support for AI helpers like Alexa
While you can use voice assistants like Alexa on Windows 10, they still play second fiddle to Cortana. You can't just talk to your computer -- you have to either click a button or use a keyboard...
01:04 pm -05 - Sun, December 16, 2018
Engadget Alexa can control your home security system
It's now decidedly easier to control your home security system if you have an Echo speaker or another Alexa-powered gadget. Amazon has enabled a Security Panel Controller framework that lets you...
06:55 am -05 - Sun, December 16, 2018
Engadget Switch-only 'Netflix for comics' launches December 17th
You might not turn to your game console to read comics, but InkyPen is determined to change that. It's launching a comic subscription on December 17th that's arriving first for the Nintendo...
03:35 am -05 - Sun, December 16, 2018
Engadget Tesla puts more cars on sale to maximize $7,500 EV tax credit
Tesla really, really wants to be sure buyers can make the most of the full $7,500 EV tax credit before it's cut in half for the company in 2019. Elon Musk has announced that the automaker is now...
02:03 am -05 - Sun, December 16, 2018
Engadget Tesla's utility-sized Megapack battery may debut in California
Tesla chief Elon Musk once dropped a hint about a "large product on the stationary storage side" in an interview, and some clues found online showed that the company is calling that product ...
12:29 am -05 - Sun, December 16, 2018
Engadget Governments reach deal to implement Paris climate change agreement
Politicians signed the Paris climate agreement back in 2015, but they've finally laid the groundwork for acting on that agreement. Governments have developed guidelines, known as the Katowice Cli...
11:03 pm -05 - Sat, December 15, 2018
Engadget Valve updates 'Dota' card game with open tournaments and chat options
Valve has delivered the first large upgrade to Artifact since it premiered in late November, and it's clear there's lots of headroom for the Dota card game to grow. The 1.1 update adds shor...
09:32 pm -05 - Sat, December 15, 2018
Engadget Hyundai Kona EV could cost you less than $30,000
Turns out Hyundai's Kona EV is one of the most affordable electric vehicles you'll be able to buy in the near future. The automaker has revealed that the electric version of its Kona model h...
08:01 pm -05 - Sat, December 15, 2018
Engadget Cydia's app store for jailbroken iPhones shuts down
For years, people with jailbroken iPhones have turned to the Cydia Store to download apps that Apple wouldn't allow through its own portal. You might want to scramble for an alternative if you&#...
08:01 pm -05 - Sat, December 15, 2018
Engadget Cydia's app store for jailbroken iPhones shuts down purchases (updated)
For years, people with jailbroken iPhones have turned to the Cydia Store to download apps that Apple wouldn't allow through its own portal. You might want to scramble for an alternative if you�...
06:30 pm -05 - Sat, December 15, 2018
Engadget Our favorite learning apps for tablets and smartphones
By Courtney SchleyThis 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...
05:00 pm -05 - Sat, December 15, 2018
Engadget Recommended Reading: How technology is changing entertainment
The future of entertainmentRolling StoneWhether it's music, movies or television, technology is rapidly changing the ways we experience entertainment. Rolling Stone offers a look at a number of w...
03:30 pm -05 - Sat, December 15, 2018
Engadget What we're watching: Best of 2018
With 2019 just around the corner, we're ready to look back and pick a few favorites from the flood of TV shows that arrived in 2018. Senior Editor Kris Naudus explains why Netflix already has an ...
01:35 pm -05 - Sat, December 15, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Facebook's latest data leak
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to your weekend! We regret to report there's more bad news to share about Facebook and how it's protecting your privacy. Some of the highlights f...
11:38 am -05 - Sat, December 15, 2018
Engadget 'Stardew Valley' creator is working on more content and a new game
In a blog post and a few tweets, solo game developer Eric Barone laid out plans for 2019 that will expand his hit indie game Stardew Valley and extend to a new title. Now that he has regained the righ...
08:09 am -05 - Sat, December 15, 2018
Engadget Amazon adjusts the outlook for its in-car Echo setup
With time running out on 2018, Amazon has suddenly started delivering a bunch of the Alexa-connected devices it announced in September. However, it's looking more and more like the Echo Auto that...
03:56 am -05 - Sat, December 15, 2018
Engadget NBA League Pass is now available through Amazon Prime Video Channels
If you can't get enough NBA action, you're in luck. Amazon is now offering live games from NBA League Pass part of its Prime Video Channels service. You'll have to get a League Pass sub...
02:09 am -05 - Sat, December 15, 2018
Engadget Amazon's $30 Echo clock puts Alexa timers on your wall
The Amazon Echo Wall Clock is finally available. First announced back in September, the analog clock that can sync with timers and display countdowns set through Alexa sells for $30. To get the most o...
12:37 am -05 - Sat, December 15, 2018
Engadget VSCO will discontinue its desktop photo editing presets on March 1st
VSCO is pretty well-known for its photo and video editing app, but the company has sold desktop presets as well. However, VSCO has now announced that it will shift its focus entirely towards mobile in...
11:05 pm -05 - Fri, December 14, 2018
Engadget New York settles with Equifax and others over lax mobile app security
New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced that the state has reached settlements with five companies regarding a security vulnerability present on each of their mobile apps. Going forward,...
10:33 pm -05 - Fri, December 14, 2018
Engadget Apple Music now streams on Echo speakers
Apple Music support on Echo speakers is here earlier than expected. Users in the United States have been able to connect their Apple Music account in the Alexa app and play music through Amazon's...
10:01 pm -05 - Fri, December 14, 2018
Engadget 'The Grand Tour' confirmed for Season 4 and 'years to come'
By Zac PalmerThe boys are back on Amazon, but with a different show format.The Grand Tour is set to be on Prime Video for years to come, but it will be different, with Jeremy, Richard and James exclus...
09:29 pm -05 - Fri, December 14, 2018
Engadget Nintendo warns it won't make more retro NES and SNES consoles
Just because Nintendo revived the NES Classic doesn't mean you'll have the luxury of buying a retro console whenever you'd like. In a chat with the Hollywood Reporter, the company'...
09:02 pm -05 - Fri, December 14, 2018
Engadget Apple's streaming service will include new 'Peanuts' cartoons
Apple's plans for streaming animated shows won't be limited to completely new properties. The tech firm has struck a deal with DHX Media to produce original shows (including shorts and spec...
08:31 pm -05 - Fri, December 14, 2018
Engadget Sony has a PS4 Pro bundle for 'Kingdom Hearts III' fans
If you're a Kingdom Hearts super fan, you know the third installment of the franchise is just around the corner. Don't worry if you're currently without a console to play it on, Sony ha...
08:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 14, 2018
Engadget Maria Butina: Cybersecurity charlatan, spy
Russian spy Maria Butina's cover story was her academic interest and expertise in cybersecurity. As cover stories go, this unfortunately wasn't a hard one to pull off.Except anyone holding e...
07:28 pm -05 - Fri, December 14, 2018
Engadget Epic removes 'overpowered' Infinity Blade from 'Fortnite'
Fortnite fans got a taste of the game's mythic items this week with the Infinity Blade (as in Epic's games of the same name). Only one such sword was available in a match, and the player who...
07:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 14, 2018
Engadget Gift cards and subscriptions to give as last-minute gifts
Sometimes it's better to pick out a gift for someone yourself and other times it's a good idea to let that picky loved one choose their own. (And if you've waited this long to buy gifts...
06:25 pm -05 - Fri, December 14, 2018
Engadget Starbucks will offer Uber Eats delivery from more than 2,000 US stores
It might be almost too easy to get a Starbucks fix in the near future. In the wake of trials, the coffee giant will offer delivery through Uber Eats from over 2,000 US stores (roughly a quarter of it...
05:58 pm -05 - Fri, December 14, 2018
Engadget Chinese hackers reportedly hit Navy contractors with multiple attacks
Chinese hackers have been targeting US Navy contractors, and were reportedly successful on several occasions over the last 18 months. The infiltrators stole information including missile plans and shi...
05:30 pm -05 - Fri, December 14, 2018
Engadget Travis Strikes Again is an indie-sized comeback for Suda51
In 2010, Goichi Suda seemed unstoppable. The Japanese game developer, known by his nickname 'Suda51,' had just released No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle, a vibrant clash of stylized deca...
04:58 pm -05 - Fri, December 14, 2018
Engadget Signal says it can't allow government access to users' chats
Last week, the Australian government passed the country's controversial Access and Assistance Bill 2018 into law, legislation that allows government agencies to demand access to encrypted communi...
04:30 pm -05 - Fri, December 14, 2018
Engadget DNAFit's at-home blood test wrote my 2019 resolutions for me
What do you get the amateur athlete who already bought the fancy shoes, had their gait analyzed and owns a too-tight triathlon onesie? Genetic testing, of course. It's in this field that weekend ...
04:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 14, 2018
Engadget Discord will let anyone sell games on its platform
In an effort to usurp Steam's position as the one-stop shop for gamers, Discord announced that it will open up its game store for all developers in 2019. Game makers who choose to use the Discord...
03:39 pm -05 - Fri, December 14, 2018
Engadget Facebook bug let apps access unposted photos for millions of users
Facebook has disclosed yet another privacy flub. This time around, it says a bug in the Photo API led to third-party apps being able to access not only timeline photos (which users had permitted them ...
02:26 pm -05 - Fri, December 14, 2018
Engadget Blizzard cancels 'Heroes of the Storm' eSports plans
Blizzard is putting an end to Heroes of the Storm eSports events amid shifting priorities for the publisher. In a new blog post, it says it's taken the "difficult" step of moving some d...
02:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 14, 2018
Engadget Facebook's Portal video hub gains major news channels and recipes
Facebook's Portal and Portal+ smart calling devices have only been available for a month, but they're already getting significant updates. The latest version will get news content from ABC a...
01:31 pm -05 - Fri, December 14, 2018
Engadget Facebook might cut funding for some Watch news shows
Facebook plans to cut the funding for some news shows on the Watch platform, according to The Information. The social media just renewed four Watch originals and recently brought the tab to desktop an...
01:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 14, 2018
Engadget Inifniti to unveil its first fully-electric crossover concept in January
Nissan's Infiniti will mark its 30th birthday next month by unveiling its first all-electric crossover at the place where it all began for the luxury car brand: the North American International A...
01:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 14, 2018
Engadget Infiniti to unveil its first fully-electric crossover concept in January
Nissan's Infiniti will mark its 30th birthday next month by unveiling its first all-electric crossover at the place where it all began for the luxury car brand: the North American International A...
12:25 pm -05 - Fri, December 14, 2018
Engadget Next-gen EV charger adds 62 miles of range in three minutes
Reducing charge times is a key factor for widespread EV adoption, and BMW and Mercedes just took a new step in that direction. A Porsche EV prototype charged at a record 400 kW rate, gaining 100 km of...
11:45 am -05 - Fri, December 14, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Virgin Galactic goes to space
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.What'd you do this week? If it didn't involve a historic trip into space then Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic have you beat. Other out-of-reach exper...
11:35 am -05 - Fri, December 14, 2018
Engadget Prominent artists banned last-minute by Chinese art and tech show
Several contemporary artists tackling the social implications of technology have been banned by censors from China's upcoming Guangzhou Triennial.One of them was Heather Dewey-Hagborg, whose work...
10:32 am -05 - Fri, December 14, 2018
Engadget IMAX drops VR, will close its last three locations next year
Two years ago, IMAX had big plans for VR experiences, with its CEO anticipating 10-minute movie tie-ins that people would pay up to $10 to try at one of its locations. Now that dream is dead, as Varie...
09:30 am -05 - Fri, December 14, 2018
Engadget 'Shattered State' is a VR political thriller designed for the Netflix crowd
Supermassive Games is best known, at least in recent times, for the story-driven horror title Until Dawn, which spawned both a spin-off and a prequel in subsequent years. Other than occasionally flirt...
08:38 am -05 - Fri, December 14, 2018
Engadget Anki's cute Vector robot will soon get Alexa integration
Vector, Anki's tiny Wall-E look-alike, is getting Alexa integration by way of a software update rolling out on December 17th. Company chief Boris Sofman first announced Anki's efforts to add...
05:25 am -05 - Fri, December 14, 2018
Engadget Apple will update iPhones in China due to Qualcomm's patent claim
Now that a Chinese court has granted Qualcomm an injunction against Apple that could block the sales of several older iPhone models (6S through X), Apple says it can fix things with a software update....
04:42 am -05 - Fri, December 14, 2018
Engadget Tumblr is back on the App Store ahead of 'adult content' ban
Tumblr is back in the App Store. Apple pulled the app from iTunes in November, and it was reportedly due to the presence child exploitation photos on the platform. Tumblr said it found those photos du...
01:42 am -05 - Fri, December 14, 2018
Engadget Amazon's $200 Echo Link is ready with streaming music for your hi-fi
If you've bought into Amazon's ecosystem of smart home features and you have a high-end audio system, then the Echo Link is intended to bring those worlds together. Announced earlier this ye...
12:31 am -05 - Fri, December 14, 2018
Engadget Apple is quietly killing off Apple Music's Connect social features
Apple Music Connect appears as though it's on its way out. Apple has started to notify artists that they will no longer have the ability to post content to the social network-style service build ...
10:49 pm -05 - Thu, December 13, 2018
Engadget Google opens virtual version of fire-ravaged Brazil museum
A couple of years before a fire devastated the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro in September, Google's Arts and Culture team started working with the museum to digitize the collection....
09:56 pm -05 - Thu, December 13, 2018
Engadget Konami launches free-to-play version of soccer sim 'PES 2019'
Looking for some football action without forking out full price for FIFA? Konami announced today that it is releasing PES 2019 Lite, a stripped down and free-to-play version of its soccer simulator, f...
09:12 pm -05 - Thu, December 13, 2018
Engadget Apple snags JJ Abrams-produced drama starring Jennifer Garner
Apple's slate of TV shows continues to grow and the company's latest acquisition is a JJ Abrams-produced limited series starring Jennifer Garner. My Glory Was I Had Such Friends is based on ...
08:42 pm -05 - Thu, December 13, 2018
Engadget 'Star Trek: Discovery' season two trailer shows plenty of Spock
Now that Star Trek: Discovery's second season is almost here, CBS All Access has released a full trailer to drum up hype -- and to no one's surprise, the stakes are high this time around. T...
08:09 pm -05 - Thu, December 13, 2018
Engadget 'Sonic' and other Genesis classics come to Amazon Fire TV
You won't have to shell out for a mini console to revel in Sega-style nostalgia. The gaming pioneer has released a Sega Classics collection for Fire TV devices that brings 25 of the developer...
07:30 pm -05 - Thu, December 13, 2018
Engadget Qualcomm wants China to ban the iPhone XS and XR
As part of an ongoing patent dispute, chipmaker Qualcomm is asking Chinese courts to ban sales of Apple's iPhone XS, XS Max and XR within the country, according to the Financial Times. The reques...
07:21 pm -05 - Thu, December 13, 2018
Engadget YouTube removed 58 million videos last quarter for violating policies
YouTube has been publishing quarterly reports that detail how many videos it removes for policy violations and in its most recent report, YouTube has also included additional data regarding channel an...
07:01 pm -05 - Thu, December 13, 2018
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Save $40 on Sennheiser HD 600 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 Wire...
06:24 pm -05 - Thu, December 13, 2018
Engadget Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo reaches space for the first time
Virgin Galactic has come a long way since its tragic 2014 crash. The company's SpaceShipTwo has reached space after months of testing, flying to an altitude of 271,268 feet before returning to E...
06:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 13, 2018
Engadget Hiding in plain sight: The YouTubers crowdfunding piracy
I never imagined I would be watching Kitchen Nightmares, starring the world renowned chef Gordon Ramsay, in my downtime on YouTube. I knew of Ramsay and his ruthlessness from shows like Hell's Ki...
06:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 13, 2018
Engadget Hiding in plain sight: The YouTubers' crowdfunding piracy
I never imagined I would be watching Kitchen Nightmares, starring the world-renowned chef Gordon Ramsay, in my downtime on YouTube. I knew of Ramsay and his ruthlessness from shows like Hell's Ki...
05:30 pm -05 - Thu, December 13, 2018
Engadget Google adds screen time management to Chromebooks
When Google brought its Family Link parental controls to Chromebook, they weren't all that useful because there were limited options available. Now, Google is offering parents more tools to super...
05:20 pm -05 - Thu, December 13, 2018
Engadget ASUS CEO resigns as company shifts mobile focus to power users
Earlier today, ASUS announced that long-time CEO Jerry Shen is stepping down ahead of "a comprehensive corporate transformation" -- part of which involving a new co-CEO structure, as well as...
05:09 pm -05 - Thu, December 13, 2018
Engadget Google pledges to hold off on selling facial recognition technology
Today, Google shared information about some of the AI work it's doing in Asia, but in a blog post about the work, it also made a pretty clear statement about how its facial recognition technology...
05:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 13, 2018
Engadget Kartridge is a curated game store, now with more Indie Megabooth
With the surprise launch of the Epic Games Store last week, followed by scores of news articles and tweets proclaiming war between Steam and Epic, it might be shocking to hear that there are other dig...
05:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 13, 2018
Engadget Google Assistant can now speak with an Australian or English accent
Google Assistant hasn't been traveling, but it has picked up some new accents. The voice assistant now has the ability to speak in an Australian or English accent (though Google calls it British)...
05:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 13, 2018
Engadget YouTube Music offers charts for the hottest songs and videos
If you thought YouTube's music video charts would be a logical fit for YouTube Music, you guessed correctly. The streaming media giant is rolling YouTube Charts into its Music service as playlis...
04:29 pm -05 - Thu, December 13, 2018
Engadget Netflix will stream Taylor Swifts tour film on December 31st
Taylor Swift announced today that a film of her Reputation stadium tour is headed to Netflix and a new trailer is giving us a peek at what's in store. The trailer begins with Swift saying "W...
04:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 13, 2018
Engadget Facebook renews 'Sorry for Your Loss' and three more Watch originals
Facebook is renewing four of the most popular original shows available on its Watch video hub for a second season. They include the social network's biggest stab at creating a peak TV series in t...
03:43 pm -05 - Thu, December 13, 2018
Engadget NASA's Parker Solar Probe got closer to the sun than ever before
The mission of NASA's Parker Solar Probe is to help us answer some major questions we have about the sun, and to do that, it's getting closer to the sun, or any star, than a spacecraft has e...
03:24 pm -05 - Thu, December 13, 2018
Engadget Postmates unveils its adorable autonomous delivery robot
Postmates has revealed a cute autonomous delivery robot called Serve, which seems to take a design cue or two from Wall-E, with its big eyes and yellow finish. While the company has tested third-party...
03:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 13, 2018
Engadget NVIDIA and RED bring 8K video editing to the masses
In case you needed another reminder that your 4K TV will soon be obsolete, RED and NVIDIA have unveiled software that will make 8K video editing feasible for more creators. The NVIDIA CUDA-powered RED...
03:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 13, 2018
Engadget McLarens 720S is a glorious nerd-built supercar
While cars are technological wonders, it's not very often that automakers tout the nerdiness of any single feature. McLaren is not your typical automaker, and it proudly notes that the Proactive ...
02:42 pm -05 - Thu, December 13, 2018
Engadget Epic gives developers Fortnite's cross-platform tools for free
Fresh off the launch of its Steam rival, Epic Games isn't done shaking up the industry. Next up, it's giving away the toolkit that helped turn Fortnite into the year's biggest success s...
02:21 pm -05 - Thu, December 13, 2018
Engadget Taylor Swift concert used facial recognition tech to identify stalkers
You're probably used to the presence of facial recognition cameras at airports and other transport hubs, but what about at concerts? That's the step Taylor Swift's team took at her May ...
02:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 13, 2018
Engadget The Epic Games Store is the best thing that could happen to Steam
By the time The Game Awards cameras switched off on December 6th, after three hours of sternum-pounding concerts, raucous celebration and heartfelt speeches, the video game landscape had changed in a ...
01:29 pm -05 - Thu, December 13, 2018
Engadget Amazon extends its free US shipping period to December 18th
Amazon recently got in the Christmas spirit by offering free shipping with no minimum purchase to everyone. It had reason to celebrate, coming off the back of its biggest shopping day ever on Cyber Mo...
01:02 pm -05 - Thu, December 13, 2018
Engadget NASA's InSight lander proves it's on Mars with a selfie
Next time you can't find the perfect angle for your selfie, just thank the universe you're not NASA's InSight lander. The spacecraft had to take 11 images with a camera attached to its ...
12:28 pm -05 - Thu, December 13, 2018
Engadget Apple's latest expansion puts it closer to its biggest rivals
Apple is on track to become the largest private employer in Austin, Texas, after announcing plans to invest $1 billion in a new campus less than a mile away from its existing facilities there. The 133...
12:05 pm -05 - Thu, December 13, 2018
Engadget California considers a texting tax
Cell phone owners in California could soon pay extra for the privilege of sending text messages, thanks to landline-era legislation and changing usage patterns. According to recent public law filings,...
11:30 am -05 - Thu, December 13, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: The PlayStation Classic review
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Need some last-minute gift ideas that don't cost too much? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Also, there's an 18-rotor drone that's all ...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, December 13, 2018
Engadget Amazon finally puts Google's Chromecast back on its virtual shelves
You can now get a Google Chromecast from Amazon just in time for Christmas. Sure, you can buy the streaming device from the Play shop and other retailers, but this could be a lot more convenient if yo...
10:04 am -05 - Thu, December 13, 2018
Engadget Netflix tests instant replays for specific scenes
You've no doubt watched a show where you wanted to revisit a whole scene, but most video services only offer you a basic skip-back feature. Netflix thinks it can do better. It confirmed to the LA...
09:10 am -05 - Thu, December 13, 2018
Engadget YouTube's Rewind 2018 becomes the site's most disliked video ever
YouTube's latest Rewind video, the annual recap touting "the videos, music and trends that defined YouTube in 2018," has become the most disliked video ever in the website's histor...
09:02 am -05 - Thu, December 13, 2018
Engadget Marvel's Defenders probably won't return on TV until 2020
You won't see a new Luke Cage, Daredevil or Iron Fist show on Disney+ soon after the service launches. Even if Marvel decides to revive the shows for Disney's streaming platform after they g...
08:00 am -05 - Thu, December 13, 2018
Engadget Google Maps can find you a nearby Lime scooter or bike
Google Maps is always ready to help you get where you're going, and the latest addition to its list of features is a tie-in with one of those electric scooter companies that have left their machi...
06:48 am -05 - Thu, December 13, 2018
Engadget Amazon aims to open checkout-free Go stores in office lobbies
The current nature of Amazon's no-checkout Go stores seems tailor-made for grabbing a quick bite to eat during a break from work, and the company is determined to seize on that opportunity. It j...
05:24 am -05 - Thu, December 13, 2018
Engadget 'Pokmon Go' players can finally fight against each other
Over the last couple of hours, Niantic Labs has flipped all the switches and now Pok&eacute;mon Go players worldwide can engage in PvP battles. They'll need to have reached at least level 10 ...
04:00 am -05 - Thu, December 13, 2018
Engadget NVIDIA's $1,100 AI brain for robots goes on sale
NVIDIA's plan to power autonomous robots has kicked off in earnest. The company has released a Jetson AGX Xavier Module that gives robots and other intelligent machines the processing oomph they ...
03:40 am -05 - Thu, December 13, 2018
Engadget Disney series 'The Mandalorian' adds Carl Weathers and Werner Herzog
The slow-drip of information about Disney's live-action Star Wars streaming series continues, and now we know who has been cast in The Mandalorian. The series is written and executive produced by...
02:47 am -05 - Thu, December 13, 2018
Engadget The Game Awards more than doubled its viewership in 2018
Say what you will about the The Game Awards doubling as a marketing platform for developers -- it's pulling in an audience. The organizers have revealed that online viewership jumped 128 percent...
02:00 am -05 - Thu, December 13, 2018
Engadget Samsung's lightweight Notebook 9 Pen is aimed at creators
Last year at CES 2018, Samsung unveiled the Note 9 Pen, a lightweight 13.3-inch convertible aimed at artists and anyone else who needed decent power with as little weight as possible. The model is bac...
12:32 am -05 - Thu, December 13, 2018
Engadget The original 'Inspector Gadget' is coming to Twitch December 17th
Inspector Gadget is back on duty. The first season of the 1983 animated series Inspector Gadget will be broadcast in its entirety on Twitch starting December 17th at 10:00 AM PST. The show will air in...
10:58 pm -05 - Wed, December 12, 2018
Engadget Amazon brings Alexa's Follow-Up Mode to Fire TV Cube
Last week, Amazon updated Fire TV Cube with the Alexa Announcements feature (which lets you dictate a message that the other Echo devices in your home will broadcast) and notifications from your smart...
10:27 pm -05 - Wed, December 12, 2018
Engadget FCC offers $67 million more per year for rural broadband programs
The Federal Communications Commission announced today additional funding to its Connect America Fund dedicated to expanding broadband internet service to rural communities. The agency will make availa...
09:54 pm -05 - Wed, December 12, 2018
Engadget AI reveals hidden objects in the dark
You might not see most objects in near-total darkness, but AI can. MIT scientists have developed a technique that uses a deep neural network to spot objects in extremely low light. The team trained ...
09:23 pm -05 - Wed, December 12, 2018
Engadget Senate Democrats introduce bill to protect your online data
A group of 15 Democratic senators have unveiled a bill that aims to protect your online data. They noted that banks, doctors and lawyers are all required to protect your personal information, and argu...
08:51 pm -05 - Wed, December 12, 2018
Engadget Comixify uses machine learning to turn video into a comics
Tons of comic books have come to life as movies, but researchers at the Warsaw University of Technology have developed a system for turning live-action video into a comic. Comixify picks out the best ...
08:51 pm -05 - Wed, December 12, 2018
Engadget Comixify uses machine learning to turn video into comics
Tons of comic books have come to life as movies, but researchers at the Warsaw University of Technology have developed a system for turning live-action video into a comic. Comixify picks out the best ...
08:30 pm -05 - Wed, December 12, 2018
Engadget 'Alexa, Improvise' is a comedy show that uses AI fails for laughs
It was 7:55 p.m. on a Saturday night, and I had just arrived at a small improv workshop and stage space in San Francisco's Mission district. Mere moments after I sat down, someone placed a stool ...
08:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 12, 2018
Engadget Serato adds SoundCloud, Tidal and more to your DJ toolbox
Serato DJ's latest Pro 2.1 and Lite 1.1 software updates have been in public beta for a couple of months, but today those final versions go live. Included with these updates are the addition of S...
07:40 pm -05 - Wed, December 12, 2018
Engadget FCC will allow carriers to block spam text messages
The FCC has rubber-stamped wireless carriers' ongoing efforts to block spam text messages. The regulator voted in favor of a ruling that labels SMS and MMS as information services under the Comm...
07:22 pm -05 - Wed, December 12, 2018
Engadget Overwatch League events expand beyond LA in 2019
To date, Overwatch League matches have taken place in Blizzard's own venue in Los Angeles. It's a special experience, but likely off-limits if you live on the other side of the continent or ...
07:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 12, 2018
Engadget 'AmalGAN' melds AI imagination with human intuition to create art
Don't worry, they only look like the Pokemon of your nightmares. The images you are about to see are, in fact, at the very bleeding edge of machine-generated imagery, mixed with a collaborative h...
06:49 pm -05 - Wed, December 12, 2018
Engadget Police are using fake Amazon boxes with GPS to catch thieves
'Tis the season for tons of Amazon packages arriving at your doorstep, but nothing puts a damper on the holidays like having one stolen. Police in Jersey City have been setting up fake Amazon box...
06:30 pm -05 - Wed, December 12, 2018
Engadget Calling Google biased won't alter the truth
We all know how these things play out: A tech CEO is sworn in and then is railed at for a couple hours. Some of the representatives will rage against what they see as unfairness, some will scream bias...
06:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 12, 2018
Engadget What's coming to Netflix in January: 'Kimmy Schmidt' and Star Wars
Most of us will have a couple of days off at the start of the year before getting back to work after the holidays, and Netflix hopes to keep us occupied with a slew of show and movie additions. Januar...
05:22 pm -05 - Wed, December 12, 2018
Engadget Apple may relaunch its Netflix for magazines service in the spring
Apple may launch a new version of Texture, a magazine subscription app it bought in March, in the spring. However, publishing executives are reportedly wary of including their products in the service ...
05:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 12, 2018
Engadget The best tech gifts under $50
It's no secret that the season of goodwill to all is expensive, especially for those with tech-savvy loved ones lusting after the latest kit that comes with eye-watering price tags. But gift-givi...
05:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 12, 2018
Engadget Nvidia's Shield TV gains Amazon Music streaming
Android set-top box Shield TV has already added Alexa and a fully-featured version of cloud game streaming service GeForce Now, but it's making room for another significant update in the lead up ...
04:48 pm -05 - Wed, December 12, 2018
Engadget Streaming shows dominate SAG Awards TV nominations
Streaming shows stand a much better chance of winning SAG Awards in 2019 than they did this year -- in fact, they're guaranteed at least one. The Screen Actors Guild has announced its nominees fo...
04:12 pm -05 - Wed, December 12, 2018
Engadget Facebook and ZeniMax settle VR copyright lawsuit
John Carmack isn't the only one ending a legal fight with ZeniMax. Facebook and ZeniMax have agreed to settle a lawsuit that had accused Facebook and Oculus of violating copyright for the allege...
03:25 pm -05 - Wed, December 12, 2018
Engadget Lift Aircraft's passenger drone is all about fun flights
While the likes of Uber, Airbus and Porsche tinker away on their respective passenger and transportation drones, a lesser-known startup is taking an altogether different approach. Instead of getting m...
03:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 12, 2018
Engadget Algoriddim merges its iOS djay apps, adds new Pro-level features
Algoriddim's djay app has been an Apple favorite for some time, regularly appearing in the company's keynotes to show off incremental updates over the years. There's been djay, djay for...
02:30 pm -05 - Wed, December 12, 2018
Engadget PlayStation Classic review: A disappointing dose of nostalgia
The PlayStation Classic is a mistake. It's a quick attempt by Sony to cash in on the micro-console trend, something Nintendo kicked off with the NES and SNES Classic. (Sony didn't even try t...
02:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 12, 2018
Engadget Intel is bringing teraflop integrated graphics to 10nm chips in 2019
No, you didn't read that wrong. Intel's 11th generation integrated graphics will pack in more than a teraflop worth of computing power, the company announced today. That means you'll ac...
02:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 12, 2018
Engadget Intel unveils a groundbreaking way to make 3D chips
As it's getting more difficult to cram transistors next to each other in chips, and we near the end of Moore's Law, the only choice is to go vertical. Literally. That's the essence of 3...
02:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 12, 2018
Engadget Facebook makes an even bigger deal of your 'Life Events'
Big milestones deserve big announcements, which is why Facebook is giving its Life Events feature a revamp. Previously, when you added a Life Event such as an engagement, new job or birth of a child (...
01:27 pm -05 - Wed, December 12, 2018
Engadget Virgin Galactic could soon reach space for the first time
Virgin Galactic is leveling up the SpaceShipTwo's test flights and is planning to burn its rocket motor for durations far longer than it has before. The aerospace company's goal? It wants to...
01:02 pm -05 - Wed, December 12, 2018
Engadget Twitters Jack Dorsey: I dont know enough about Myanmar
Twitter chief Jack Dorsey came under fire earlier this week when he posted a series of tone deaf tweets celebrating his recent birthday retreat in Myanmar, a country ravaged by political violence and ...
12:17 pm -05 - Wed, December 12, 2018
Engadget Samsung reconsiders its fake Supreme collaboration in China
Samsung caused controversy at the Chinese launch event of the Galaxy A8 earlier this week, when it announced it would be partnering with fashion brand Supreme for some kind of tech x streetwear collab...
11:30 am -05 - Wed, December 12, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Which smartphone has the best camera?
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.This morning, we're stepping back to the '80s with some special-edition Pumas, while Tesla's Navigate on Autopilot shows off the future of commuting...
10:15 am -05 - Wed, December 12, 2018
Engadget Tesla sues its alleged saboteur for $167 million
Tesla wants Martin Tripp to pay up big time -- it's seeking a whopping $167 million from the former employee, which company chief Elon Musk once called a saboteur. The electric vehicle maker file...
09:02 am -05 - Wed, December 12, 2018
Engadget Office 365 for Mac now supports Dark Mode
As promised, Office 365 is ready to wring more out of macOS Mojave. Microsoft has updated the Mac version of its subscription productivity suite with several helpful features, two of which are tied t...
08:01 am -05 - Wed, December 12, 2018
Engadget Shocking deaths top Google's trending searches in 2018
As is the annual tradition, Google has released its list of top trending searches for the year. If 2018 was dominated by anything, it was untimely and unexpected celebrity deaths. The top 10 trending ...
06:25 am -05 - Wed, December 12, 2018
Engadget LG's Gram laptop line adds a 2-in-1 and 'lightest' 17-inch model
LG will showcase two new entries to its ultralight Gram lineup at CES 2019 -- one of them is a 17-inch laptop for those who prefer large screens, while the other is a 2-in-1 convertible. According to ...
04:13 am -05 - Wed, December 12, 2018
Engadget NSA official: China is preparing for possible high-profile hacks
NSA official Rob Joyce told guests at a Wall Street Journal security conference that hacking-related Chinese activity had been climbing in recent months. He was concerned the country was "preposi...
02:32 am -05 - Wed, December 12, 2018
Engadget Facebook's headquarters evacuated due to bomb threat
Tonight the police in Menlo Park, CA are on the scene near the 200 block of Jefferson Ave where the headquarters of Facebook and Instagram are located. According to local news stations KRON4 and NBC B...
02:32 am -05 - Wed, December 12, 2018
Engadget Facebook's headquarters evacuated due to bomb threat (updated)
Tonight the police in Menlo Park, CA are on the scene near the 200 block of Jefferson Ave where the headquarters of Facebook and Instagram are located. According to local news stations KRON4 and NBC B...
12:31 am -05 - Wed, December 12, 2018
Engadget Huawei CFO freed on bail ahead of extradition
Tensions remain high over the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou for alleged Iran sanction violations, but Canada just offered a tiny olive branch. A British Columbia Supreme Court justice has granted...
10:53 pm -05 - Tue, December 11, 2018
Engadget Patent describes how Lyfts self-driving cars might communicate
Safety is a major concern when it comes to autonomous vehicles, for both the people they're transporting as well as those who are nearby. And it's not yet clear how or even if self-driving c...
10:17 pm -05 - Tue, December 11, 2018
Engadget Bees with tiny sensor backpacks could help farmers track crops
Farmers can use drones to monitor their fields, but they have their limits when they can rarely fly for more than 20 to 30 minutes at a time. University of Washington researchers might have a smarter ...
09:42 pm -05 - Tue, December 11, 2018
Engadget You can play 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' with banana controllers
The GameCube controller for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate might be sold out all over the place, but you don't need it to dominate the competition with your favorite fighter. All you need, it turns o...
08:47 pm -05 - Tue, December 11, 2018
Engadget Mall of America debuts helpful holographic elf for the holidays
How would you keep a shopping mall lively in an era when more and more people are buying their holiday gifts online? The Mall of America has a one-word answer: holograms. It's partnering with mix...
08:15 pm -05 - Tue, December 11, 2018
Engadget The Pixel 3 has 2018s best smartphone camera
Let's be honest. We're a generation obsessed with taking and sharing photos. In recent years, our phone cameras have become so capable they've essentially killed point-and-shoots. This ...
07:32 pm -05 - Tue, December 11, 2018
Engadget You can try on the latest Adidas sneaker drop on Snapchat
Adidas is dropping its all new Ultraboost 19 running shoes later this week, but you won't have to wait in line to get a look at them. The company is partnering with Snapchat to offer an augmented...
07:04 pm -05 - Tue, December 11, 2018
Engadget Instagram plans to give influencers DM filters and follower stats
Instagram is testing a new type of account for high-profile users (such as celebrities, artists and influencers) that should give them more control over how they use the platform. The so-called "...
06:15 pm -05 - Tue, December 11, 2018
Engadget Congress grills Google CEO over Chinese search engine plans
If you were hoping that Google chief Sundar Pichai would shed more light on his company's potential censored search engine for China... well, you'll mostly be disappointed. Rhode Island Rep...
06:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 11, 2018
Engadget How Rivian is building the longest lasting batteries in the EV business
The Rivian R1T "adventure vehicle" made headlines and dropped jaws when it was revealed at the 2018 LA Auto Show last month, namely because nobody has ever really tried to make an all-electr...
05:36 pm -05 - Tue, December 11, 2018
Engadget Puma revives its 1986 smart shoe for the modern era
Smart shoes may sound like a recent innovation, but they're really old hat -- Puma's RS-Computer shoes were tracking your running stats in 1986, well before wearable tech was a hot trend. A...
05:12 pm -05 - Tue, December 11, 2018
Engadget Hertz is using biometrics to speed up car rentals
The next time you rent a car, you might need to show your face instead of your ID. Hertz announced today that it is teaming with security startup Clear to introduce Fast Lane, a biometric check for ca...
04:22 pm -05 - Tue, December 11, 2018
Engadget US border officers don't always delete collected traveler data
Privacy advocates aren't just concerned about warrantless device searches at the border because of the potential for deliberate abuse -- it's that the officials might be reckless. And unfor...
04:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 11, 2018
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a Vector smart robot courtesy of Anki!
The Anki Vector is more than a high-tech toy, it's a little AI wonderbot with facial recognition, smart speaker tech and an array of sensors packed into a remarkably lifelike package. This robot ...
03:30 pm -05 - Tue, December 11, 2018
Engadget Teslas Navigate on Autopilot takes on LAs insane freeways
I'm talking and not paying attention to the Model 3's turn-by-turn navigation when the vehicle's blinker turns on. Tesla's "Navigate on Autopilot" turns the wheel to take...
03:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 11, 2018
Engadget Giphy offers easy access to GIFs with iOS keyboard extension
Giphy announced an update to its iOS app that will give users the ability to quickly share GIFs from the Giphy Keyboard extension within any app that supports multimedia. The company responsible for p...
03:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 11, 2018
Engadget Pornhub's year in review defined by 'Fortnite' and Stormy Daniels
Like Twitter before it, Pornhub is crowning its biggest trends of 2018. There's no mention of its parent Mindgeek's age verification tool for the UK -- which could see it become the gatekeep...
02:46 pm -05 - Tue, December 11, 2018
Engadget LG's automated craft beer system could make homebrewing much easier
Given the phenomenal popularity of craft beers and ales sweeping bars across the globe, it's surprising that homebrewing hasn't yet taken off to the same levels. Sure, we've seen a numb...
02:31 pm -05 - Tue, December 11, 2018
Engadget Nerdy, written erotica doesn't need Tumblr to survive
If you lose your copy of Brave New World, it's simple to replace the entire story, word for word, by buying a new version of the book from Barnes &amp; Noble or borrowing one from the library...
02:14 pm -05 - Tue, December 11, 2018
Engadget Audit backs Apple's denial of Chinese spy chips in servers
If there have been any Chinese spy chips on Super Micro servers, they haven't been easy to find. The company has told customers that an independent audit has found no evidence of malicious hardw...
02:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 11, 2018
Engadget Skullcandy unveils its first true wireless earbuds
Skullcandy is hopping aboard the bandwagon for all-wireless earbuds. It's releasing Push, a Bluetooth earbud set that aims to liberate you from cords without paying as much as you would for the u...
01:02 pm -05 - Tue, December 11, 2018
Engadget Walmart opens its first online store in Japan
Walmart has opened its first online store in Japan with the help of local e-commerce giant Rakuten. Over 1,200 items will be available to Japanese customers on the "Walmart Rakuten Ichiba Store,&...
12:39 pm -05 - Tue, December 11, 2018
Engadget Texas will soon provide inmates with 3D-printed dentures
Texas prisons were notorious for denying inmates access to dentures, because chewing isn't considered a medical necessity. That might no longer be the case in the near future, all thanks to 3D pr...
12:30 pm -05 - Tue, December 11, 2018
Engadget Vivo's all-screen NEX goes dual-display to ditch the pop-up camera
While Vivo is still a largely exotic brand for many of us, you may remember it as the first manufacturer to both tease and release a truly bezel-less smartphone. And of course, Vivo's NEX S gaine...
12:22 pm -05 - Tue, December 11, 2018
Engadget Uber allegedly ignored safety warnings before self-driving fatality
Just days after Uber announced its plans to resume testing of its self-driving taxis, new information reveals that a whistleblower had made the company aware of the technology's safety failures b...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 11, 2018
Engadget The OnePlus 6T McLaren edition packs 10GB of RAM
OnePlus can't stop making different variants of its flagships, and its latest effort is the result of a team-up with car maker McLaren. The new OnePlus 6T McLaren edition is basically a tweaked v...
11:30 am -05 - Tue, December 11, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: 'The mother of all demos'
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Besides our usual suggestions of new TV shows, movies and games to watch this week, we've got a 50-year-old video that you really should see. Also, the second...
11:13 am -05 - Tue, December 11, 2018
Engadget 'Infinity Blade' will live on inside 'Fortnite'
For any studio, stopping development on a game is never fun. Just ask Epic Games, which just announced that it will no longer dedicate any more resources to its Infinity Blade trilogy because it could...
10:28 am -05 - Tue, December 11, 2018
Engadget Netflix's 'Carmen Sandiego' debuts on January 19th, 2019
Since Netflix first announced its animated Carmen Sandiego reboot, news about the upcoming series has been, well, hard to find. Now, the studio has dropped some intriguing images from the series and a...
08:40 am -05 - Tue, December 11, 2018
Engadget Facebook patents tech that can guess where you're going next
Facebook might not only know where you are in the future, but also where you're going next. Buzzfeed News has discovered that the social network has filed a patent application entitled "Offl...
07:11 am -05 - Tue, December 11, 2018
Engadget Epic pulls its 'Infinity Blade' mobile games from the App Store
Ever since being introduced as Project Sword alongside iOS 4.1 back in 2010, the Infinity Blade games have shown the kind of graphics and action that are possible on Apple's mobile devices -- unt...
04:38 am -05 - Tue, December 11, 2018
Engadget Indie game 'Celeste' is getting a limited physical release
One of the downsides of digital media is never getting the satisfaction of holding your favorite title in hand. That will change for fans of indie platformer Celeste. Limited Run Games is releasing ph...
02:59 am -05 - Tue, December 11, 2018
Engadget Google adds Lens to its iOS search app
You no longer have to fire up Google Photos if you want to use Lens searches on your iPhone. Google has rolled the AI-based feature into its iOS search app, putting it in a more logical place than yo...
02:12 am -05 - Tue, December 11, 2018
Engadget What's on TV: 'Below,' 'Roma' and 'Sabrina' holiday special
After dropping slew of holiday-related material last week including a new Neo Yokio flick, Netflix has its Sabrina special this week as well as Alfonso Cuar&oacute;n's (Gravity) new movie Rom...
12:59 am -05 - Tue, December 11, 2018
Engadget House committee says Equifax data breach was 'entirely preventable'
Congress clearly didn't buy Equifax's attempt to pin its massive data breach on one lone technician. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has released a staff report declarin...
11:54 pm -05 - Mon, December 10, 2018
Engadget Netflixs Fyre Festival documentary debuts January 18th
Fyre Festival was billed as "the cultural experience of the decade," but as we all know, it actually turned out to be a massive disaster that was far from the luxurious, celebrity-filled eve...
10:52 pm -05 - Mon, December 10, 2018
Engadget YouTube bans the founder of far-right group the Proud Boys
The Proud Boys have lost another online platform, though this time it's not for the far-right group's hate speech and support for violence. YouTube has terminated Proud Boys founder Gavin M...
09:19 pm -05 - Mon, December 10, 2018
Engadget Amazon adds location-specific reminders and routines to Alexa
Alexa isn't just for at home anymore. Thanks to an update from Amazon, Alexa devices can perform time- and location-based routines and reminders, triggered at a given time or when you enter for l...
08:47 pm -05 - Mon, December 10, 2018
Engadget OSIRIS-REx spacecraft already found water on its target asteroid
It didn't take long for NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft to glean valuable insights from the asteroid Bennu. The vessel has helped scientists discover water trapped inside Bennu's clays tha...
08:13 pm -05 - Mon, December 10, 2018
Engadget More people get their news from social media than newspapers
For the first time since the Pew Research Center began tracking how adults in the US get their news, social media has edged out print newspapers. In a survey conducted earlier this year, 20 percent of...
07:53 pm -05 - Mon, December 10, 2018
Engadget Lotus' first electric car might be a 1,000HP monster
Lotus won't be the first British car manufacturer to go electric, but it might make waves when it does. Autocar sources claim Lotus' first EV will be a 1,000BHP (about 1,013HP) hypercar cos...
06:56 pm -05 - Mon, December 10, 2018
Engadget Sony and Rhapsody prep an audiophile streaming service for Japan
It's notoriously difficult for streaming music services to get a foothold in Japan -- this is a country where CDs still reign (72 percent of music revenue was for physical media in 2017). All th...
06:30 pm -05 - Mon, December 10, 2018
Engadget Instagram adds walkie-talkie voice messages
You no longer have to strike up a live conversation if you want voice chats on Instagram -- the social network has launched walkie-talkie style voice messaging feature for direct messages. If you wan...
06:23 pm -05 - Mon, December 10, 2018
Engadget 'Monster Hunter World: Icebourne' expansion arrives fall 2019
There's about to be a whole lot more to explore in Monster Hunter: World. Capcom announced today that a new expansion called Monster Hunter World: Iceborne will be making its way to consoles in f...
05:54 pm -05 - Mon, December 10, 2018
Engadget Another Google data leak exposes info for 52.5 million users
Google's semi-defunct social media platform Google+ has suffered its second data breach in three months and, as a result, will be completely shuttered in April, four months earlier than previousl...
05:54 pm -05 - Mon, December 10, 2018
Engadget Another Google data bug exposes info for 52.5 million users
Google's semi-defunct social media platform Google+ has suffered its second data breach in three months and, as a result, will be completely shuttered in April, four months earlier than previousl...
05:33 pm -05 - Mon, December 10, 2018
Engadget GoPro will make 'most' of its US cameras outside of China
China and the US may have declared a tariff truce (however tentative), but GoPro isn't taking any chances. It's moving "most" of its US-bound action camera production out of China...
05:12 pm -05 - Mon, December 10, 2018
Engadget 8BitDo adapter adds wireless controller support to PlayStation Classic
The PlayStation Classic, Sony's retro console that includes 20 PS1 games, arrived last week, and for those of us who prefer to play a little further away from the TV than wired controllers allow,...
05:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 10, 2018
Engadget The best books, movies and graphic novels to give as gifts
It's cold outside! Which makes the holidays the ideal time to give the gift of indoor entertainment. We've curated a breadth of books, movies and music in our holiday gift guide to curl up t...
04:37 pm -05 - Mon, December 10, 2018
Engadget John Romero gifts 'Doom' 18 new levels for its 25th birthday
Ready to feel ancient? The original Doom is 25 years old -- and co-creator John Romero wants to make sure you know it. He's preparing an add-on for the 1993 game, Sigil, that serves as a "...
04:09 pm -05 - Mon, December 10, 2018
Engadget Google Maps for iPhone now includes personalized recommendations
Earlier this year, Google redesigned Maps to add a bunch of features, including personalized suggestions based on your tastes and interests. Now, that feature will be more broadly available as Google ...
03:34 pm -05 - Mon, December 10, 2018
Engadget NASAs Voyager 2 probe has entered interstellar space
NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft has exited the heliosphere -- the plasma bubble created by the sun that encompasses most of our solar system -- and entered interstellar space, making it the second hu...
02:54 pm -05 - Mon, December 10, 2018
Engadget China grants Qualcomm a ban on some iPhone sales
A Chinese court granted Qualcomm an injunction against Apple that halts sales and imports of most iPhone models in the country. The court ruled that several devices, including iPhone X, violated two Q...
02:54 pm -05 - Mon, December 10, 2018
Engadget China grants Qualcomm a ban on some iPhone sales, Apple files appeal
A Chinese court granted Qualcomm an injunction against Apple that halts sales and imports of most iPhone models in the country. The court ruled that several devices, including iPhone X, violated two Q...
02:15 pm -05 - Mon, December 10, 2018
Engadget Microsoft's new Edge browser will support Chrome extensions
Microsoft's upcoming Chromium-based Edge browser will support Chrome's vast collection of extensions. The software's project manager, Kyle Alden, revealed the answer to the question on ...
01:31 pm -05 - Mon, December 10, 2018
Engadget 50 years ago, 'the mother of all demos' foretold our tech future
Innovation usually happens in slow, measured steps over many years, but a demo in 1968 transformed the world of personal computers in just 90 minutes. In a presentation dubbed "the mother of all ...
12:48 pm -05 - Mon, December 10, 2018
Engadget Samsung to develop real products with a fake Supreme
The Chinese launch event for Samsung's Galaxy A8s had a little surprise for fashion-conscious locals, as the company announced that it was partnering with Supreme. Samsung China's Feng En ev...
12:10 pm -05 - Mon, December 10, 2018
Engadget Elon Musk says the SEC can't stop him from tweeting what he wants
Elon Musk says nobody censors his Twitter in the wake of his settlement with the SEC. As part of that deal over the securities fraud charge for his tweets about taking Tesla private, the entrepreneur ...
11:30 am -05 - Mon, December 10, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Notch alternatives are getting interesting
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Netflix kept the pressure on this weekend with some new trailers -- don't miss the Stranger Things season three episode titles -- and the all-screen phone tre...
11:00 am -05 - Mon, December 10, 2018
Engadget Engadget UK giveaway: Win a smart heating system courtesy of Tado
There's something ever so satisfying about milling around in your PJs at home when you need to wrap up like a mummy to set foot outside. But making repeated trips to the thermostat and fiddling a...
09:36 am -05 - Mon, December 10, 2018
Engadget Netflix's star-studded 'Triple Frontier' arrives in March, 2019
Netflix has unveiled a trailer and release date for Triple Frontier, a new cartel thriller with an impressive cast. Starring Oscar Isaac, Ben Affleck, Son's of Anarchy's Charlie Hunnam and P...
09:36 am -05 - Mon, December 10, 2018
Engadget Netflix's star-studded 'Triple Frontier' arrives in March 2019
Netflix has unveiled a trailer and release date for Triple Frontier, a new cartel thriller with an impressive cast. Starring Oscar Isaac, Ben Affleck, Son's of Anarchy's Charlie Hunnam and P...
07:00 am -05 - Mon, December 10, 2018
Engadget Honor View 20 will also feature a punch-hole all-screen design
With Huawei and Samsung already prepping all-screen smartphones with a circular front camera cutout, other companies are bound to join this notch-free party. The latest brand to tease a "hole-scr...
04:50 am -05 - Mon, December 10, 2018
Engadget Essential buys the company behind Newton Mail
The Newton Mail subscription service might be dead, but its owner just found an unusual lifeline. Essential has acquired Newton developer CloudMagic for an unspecified amount. The phone maker didn&#...
03:08 am -05 - Mon, December 10, 2018
Engadget StarVR puts its developer headsets on hold amid financial woes
StarVR's headset plans are facing a serious setback. The company has confirmed to UploadVR that it's putting its StarVR One developer program "on hold" a month after starting sign...
01:40 am -05 - Mon, December 10, 2018
Engadget Tesla tests Autopilot navigation for traffic lights and roundabouts
Tesla has teased that Navigate on Autopilot will gradually handle more and more driving responsibilities, but those aren't just fanciful long-term plans -- they're very much on the roadmap f...
12:07 am -05 - Mon, December 10, 2018
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S10 rumor hints at a corner notch
Samsung's prototype 5G phone might be more indicative of the Galaxy S10's design than first thought. An image posted by a Vietnamese Facebook user purports to show an S10 Plus prototype (ind...
10:36 pm -05 - Sun, December 9, 2018
Engadget Google's Mountain View development plans include affordable housing
Google is still tweaking its Mountain View expansion plans, and the public just got a clearer glimpse of what those changes could entail. The city has published a Google development proposal for the ...
09:04 pm -05 - Sun, December 9, 2018
Engadget Google's rumored Pixel 3 'Lite' XL might ditch the notch
There's been talk (and apparent leaks) of a mid-range Pixel 3 variant, but what about an equivalent to the larger Pixel 3 XL? That might be coming too. OnLeaks and 91mobiles claim to have detai...
07:35 pm -05 - Sun, December 9, 2018
Engadget Twitter's Jack Dorsey promotes Myanmar despite genocide reports
Unfortunately, social network leaders still appear to be tone deaf regarding Myanmar's reported atrocities. Twitter chief Jack Dorsey posted a series of tweets encouraging followers to visit Mya...
06:02 pm -05 - Sun, December 9, 2018
Engadget Netflix superhero show 'The Umbrella Academy' debuts February 15th
Netflix has finally taken the wraps off its adaptation of the Dark Horse comic The Umbrella Academy. The streaming service has posted a teaser trailer that both confirms the series' February 15t...
04:30 pm -05 - Sun, December 9, 2018
Engadget After Math: Hope for the Holidays
While Christmas decorations have already been festooned throughout big box retailers since the start of November, the holiday season is finally in full swing now that Thanksgiving is over. As such, in...
03:00 pm -05 - Sun, December 9, 2018
Engadget The best plug-in smart outlet
By Rachel CericolaThis 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...
01:28 pm -05 - Sun, December 9, 2018
Engadget 'Street Fighter V' will display in-game ads starting December 11th
Fighting game fans are used to seeing ads in tournaments, but now they're infiltrating the games themselves. Capcom is introducing "sponsored content" to Street Fighter V: Arcade Editi...
07:41 am -05 - Sun, December 9, 2018
Engadget Google's Android file manager now supports USB drives
Files by Google (formerly Files Go) is helpful if you want an official means of managing the files on your Android phone, but there's been an obvious limitation: you couldn't move files to p...
04:09 am -05 - Sun, December 9, 2018
Engadget Electrify America installs California's first 350kW EV chargers
Californians now have access to some of the fastest electric vehicle chargers on the planet... even if people can't really use those chargers yet. VW's Electrify America has installed Calif...
02:37 am -05 - Sun, December 9, 2018
Engadget 'H1Z1' developer Daybreak lays off staff amid restructuring efforts
Unfortunately, Telltale's effective closure wasn't the end of tough times for the game industry. H1Z1 and EverQuest developer Daybreak Game Company has confirmed that it's laying off st...
01:08 am -05 - Sun, December 9, 2018
Engadget 'Anthem' demo will be open to everyone on February 1st
No, you won't have to plunk down some cash to play the Anthem demo before the game's February 22nd debut. BioWare and EA have announced that the sneak peek on February 1st through February ...
11:35 pm -05 - Sat, December 8, 2018
Engadget Google winds down support for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
If you're still hanging on to a phone running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, you might want to budget for an upgrade. Google has warned developers that it's deprecating support for Ice Crea...
10:02 pm -05 - Sat, December 8, 2018
Engadget Justice Department investigates fake net neutrality comments
The scrutiny over fake net neutrality comments appears to be intensifying. Sources talking to BuzzFeed News said the Justice Department is investigating whether or not there were crimes when people po...
08:29 pm -05 - Sat, December 8, 2018
Engadget Apple releases its first Beddit sleep monitoring device
Apple hasn't ditched, killed or forgotten Beddit. The tech giant has finally released the first Beddit sleep monitoring device since it purchased the company in early 2017, and it's now avai...
07:02 pm -05 - Sat, December 8, 2018
Engadget China forms video game ethics committee as part of crackdown
China's freeze on game approvals is winding down, although gamers and developers might not like what the thaw entails. The country has revealed the existence of an Online Game Ethics Committee t...
05:30 pm -05 - Sat, December 8, 2018
Engadget Hitting the books: Will Computers Revolt?
Welcome, dear readers, to the first iteration of Engadget's newest series, Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we've done the hard work f...
04:01 pm -05 - Sat, December 8, 2018
Engadget Just like Lyft, Uber has confidentially filed for its IPO
On Thursday we learned Lyft filed papers for an initial public offering set to take place in 2019, and Friday evening some "people familiar with its plans" said the same to the Wall Street J...
02:30 pm -05 - Sat, December 8, 2018
Engadget What's the best vacuum for pet hair?
By Tim HeffernanThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commiss...
02:10 pm -05 - Sat, December 8, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Mars music and 'Ghost in the Shell'
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to your weekend! Along with the usual highlights from this week, we have some space exploration highlights, including your first chance to hear the wind on...
10:25 am -05 - Sat, December 8, 2018
Engadget NASA and SpaceX reschedule the first crew capsule test flight
We're a few weeks away from the first uncrewed Demo-1 flight test to the Space Station, but NASA and SpaceX have pushed the mission back slightly. According to a post from the Commercial Crew Pro...
06:43 am -05 - Sat, December 8, 2018
Engadget Get new manga when Japan does with Shonen Jump's subscription service
Shonen Jump, one of the most beloved and longest-running manga magazines on Earth is once again reinventing itself. First printed in 1968, the publication has hosted its American localization as an on...
03:52 am -05 - Sat, December 8, 2018
Engadget Huawei CFO faces fraud accusations from US in Canadian bail hearing
Chinese tech manufacturer Huawei's chief financial officer is facing fraud charges in the United States and faces up to 30 years in prison if found guilty, according to the New York Times. Meng W...
01:55 am -05 - Sat, December 8, 2018
Engadget 'Ghost in the Shell' returns with a new 3DCG series on Netflix
Continuing with a stream of anime announcements that started at least a month ago with Pacific Rim and Altered Carbon, Netflix has revealed it's working on a continuation of yet another classic s...
01:09 am -05 - Sat, December 8, 2018
Engadget FCC believes mobile carriers may have lied about coverage
Federal Communication Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that one or more major mobile service providers are being investigated for potentially lying about their coverage maps. While the agency un...
10:57 pm -05 - Fri, December 7, 2018
Engadget 'Stranger Things' compilation earns Grammy nomination for Netflix
The 61st Grammy Award nominations were revealed Friday morning and Netflix shows and documentaries were among the nominees once again. Stranger Things picked up a nod for the second season's comp...
10:05 pm -05 - Fri, December 7, 2018
Engadget Google brings Smart Reply to Hangouts Chat
Google is incorporating its Smart Reply feature into Hangouts Chat, giving users up to three reply options that they can quickly select, edit and send. The company said the feature is backed by machin...
09:23 pm -05 - Fri, December 7, 2018
Engadget Senators urge FCC to preserve neutrality protections for text messages
A group of Democratic senators led by Ed Markey of Massachusetts is urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to keep text messages classified as a telecommunications service. Doing so would ...
08:54 pm -05 - Fri, December 7, 2018
Engadget Alexa's one-way intercom feature arrives on Fire TV Cube
If you have several Echo (or Sonos One or Beam) devices around your home, you might already be aware of the Alexa Announcements feature -- speak into one device and the others broadcast that message o...
08:23 pm -05 - Fri, December 7, 2018
Engadget Chinas Change-4 lander and rover head to the far side of the moon
China launched its Chang'e-4 rover and lander today, which if all goes well, will land on the far side of the moon in the coming weeks. It will be the first surface mission to land on that side o...
08:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 7, 2018
Engadget The internet war on sex is here
During the Great Internet Sex War, that began in the United States during its Facebook Era, people were forced to stockpile their porn. Lube was bought by the drum and hidden in bunkers, alongside vib...
07:01 pm -05 - Fri, December 7, 2018
Engadget Bloodhound supersonic car project shuts down
Efforts to save the Bloodhound supersonic car project from bankruptcy haven't panned out. The team is shutting down after it was unsuccessful in securing the roughly &pound;25 million (about...
06:30 pm -05 - Fri, December 7, 2018
Engadget Behind the quest to control a wheelchair with a smile
Facial recognition software has earned a difficult reputation over the past few years, what with its massive privacy implications and ease of being misused by governments and retailers alike, but the ...
05:58 pm -05 - Fri, December 7, 2018
Engadget Hear the wind on Mars for the first time, thanks to the InSight lander
Since landing on Mars last week, NASA's InSight lander has been taking pictures of itself and its surroundings as it prepares to unload the scientific instruments it brought along to the planet. ...
05:45 pm -05 - Fri, December 7, 2018
Engadget Walmart buys Art.com to take on Amazon in home decor
Walmart announced that it is planning to acquire Art.com, a major online retailer of art and wall decor. The art seller will continue to operate as a standalone online storefront, but some of the plat...
05:22 pm -05 - Fri, December 7, 2018
Engadget Canada and France will explore AI ethics with an international panel
The AI revolution is coming, and both Canada and France want to make sure we're approaching it responsibly. Today, the countries announced plans for the International Panel on Artificial Intellig...
05:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 7, 2018
Engadget Audis E-Tron blends luxury with cutting-edge tech
We've already seen the first pure-electric Audi in teaser images, under QR-code camoflauge and even unveiled under a barrage of lights accompanied by a DJ set from Diplo. But no amount of pomp an...
04:40 pm -05 - Fri, December 7, 2018
Engadget NASAs InSight lander is ready to get to work
NASA's InSight lander arrived on Mars last week and now it's prepping for the next stage of its mission. The lander is equipped with a nearly six-foot-long arm, which will be used to lift se...
04:19 pm -05 - Fri, December 7, 2018
Engadget 'Aftermath' is a 360-degree walkthrough of the Camp Fire devastation
Camp Fire, the tragedy that killed at least 85 victims and destroyed around 14,000 homes across Paradise, California, continues to torment as residents start returning to the ruin as of yesterday. New...
04:01 pm -05 - Fri, December 7, 2018
Engadget Moment's 58mm lens is a portrait machine
When it comes to smartphone lenses, all I ever hear about are wide-angle lenses. More friends in the shot, more of the environment in the scene, yada yada yada. You're popular and you travel, I g...
03:29 pm -05 - Fri, December 7, 2018
Engadget Microsoft details principles that guide its facial recognition work
In July, Microsoft President Brad Smith published a blog post discussing some of the challenges and risks surrounding facial recognition technology and how his company plans to address them. He said M...
03:07 pm -05 - Fri, December 7, 2018
Engadget The best toys and coding kits to give as gifts
Last year, we included a kid-focused section in our holiday gift guide for the first time, and this year we've brought it back. We have all sorts of options sure to please any kid on your list, i...
02:22 pm -05 - Fri, December 7, 2018
Engadget Mozilla's CEO isn't happy with Microsoft's switch to Chromium
Mozilla CEO Chris Beard isn't fond of Microsoft's decision to overhaul its Edge browser using Google's open source Chromium project, which is the basis of Chrome. "By adopting Chro...
01:49 pm -05 - Fri, December 7, 2018
Engadget Amazon's cashierless Go stores may come to an airport near you
Airport shopping is mostly about perfumes, booze and overpriced electronics, but that could soon change. Amazon has reportedly inquired about installing its cashierless Go stores at several US airport...
01:02 pm -05 - Fri, December 7, 2018
Engadget Fluoride discovery could lead to much longer-lasting EV batteries
Researchers have announced a new battery breakthrough that focuses on the negative. Rather than using lithium, the most electro-positive element on the periodic table, they used flouride, the most ele...
12:15 pm -05 - Fri, December 7, 2018
Engadget Sayonara Wild Hearts is a neon-filled pop album video game
Cult Swedish developer Simogo is making its first game for the Nintendo Switch in Sayonara Wild Hearts, a glam arcade title that dances to its own musical beat. The trailer dropped during The Game Awa...
11:30 am -05 - Fri, December 7, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Amazon's bear repellent problem
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.It's Friday -- you made it! If you can stop playing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, you can read our review or check out all the new trailers and reveals from las...
11:01 am -05 - Fri, December 7, 2018
Engadget "Magic: The Gathering" esports league launches with $10 million in prizes
Magic: The Gathering, which counts over 35 million players worldwide, will get an esports league with a combined $10 million in prize money, Wizards of the Coast (WOTC) and Hasbro announced. The Magic...
11:01 am -05 - Fri, December 7, 2018
Engadget 'Magic: The Gathering' esports league launches with $10 million in prizes
Magic: The Gathering, which counts over 35 million players worldwide, will get an esports league with a combined $10 million in prize money, Wizards of the Coast (WOTC) and Hasbro announced. The Magic...
10:10 am -05 - Fri, December 7, 2018
Engadget Australia's controversial anti-encryption bill passes into law
The Australian government has passed the controversial Access and Assistance Bill 2018 into law. Since it gives authorities the right to demand access to encrypted forms of communication and to slap c...
09:08 am -05 - Fri, December 7, 2018
Engadget Google is working to remove gender bias in its translations
Google has taken a step towards reducing gender bias on the Google Translate website. In the past, when a word could be translated in either a masculine or feminine form, only one translation was prov...
07:41 am -05 - Fri, December 7, 2018
Engadget Hulu is the first streaming service to take Venmo
Hulu is expanding its payment options to include Venmo. Starting today, subscribers will be able to use the popular peer-to-peer payment app to pay off the cost of their Hulu membership each month. It...
06:09 am -05 - Fri, December 7, 2018
Engadget 'Fortnite' launched 'The Block' live in-game during The Game Awards
We've seen Fortnite host live in-game happenings before, but this one was timed to occur with an event in the real world, specifically tonight's The Game Awards 2018. Epic premiered a new ar...
04:56 am -05 - Fri, December 7, 2018
Engadget 'Rage 2' serves up open world mayhem on May 14th, 2019
Bethesda, Avalanche and id Software have nailed down a release date for Rage 2. The Mad Max-like open world shooter will be available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on May 14th, 2019 -- almost exactly a yea...
04:52 am -05 - Fri, December 7, 2018
Engadget 'Persona 5' heads to 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' in first DLC
With the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate just minutes away, Nintendo revealed the first character that will hit the game as post-launch DLC: Joker from Persona 5. This was a surprise announcemen...
04:40 am -05 - Fri, December 7, 2018
Engadget 'Stranger Things 3: The Game' has pixelated action for all platforms
At The Game Awards, Stranger Things creators The Duffer Bros. hit the stage and announced a new game on the way tying in with their Netflix series. Made by Bonus XP -- developers of the first retro St...
04:18 am -05 - Fri, December 7, 2018
Engadget 'Mortal Kombat 11' arrives in April 2019 and it looks mighty gory
Mortal Kombat 11 exists and it's due to launch on April 23rd, complete with classic characters and buckets of blood. NetherRealm announced the new game in a surprise segment during The Game Award...
03:56 am -05 - Fri, December 7, 2018
Engadget BioWare's long-awaited 'Dragon Age' teaser still disappoints
The rumors were true: despite departures from the original team, BioWare has confirmed that it's working on a new Dragon Age game. Only... there's not much to say about it. Apart from prom...
03:33 am -05 - Fri, December 7, 2018
Engadget Obsidian's 'The Outer Worlds' is basically 'Fallout' in space
Microsoft may have bought Obsidian, but that isn't stopping the developer from releasing at least one multi-platform title. Obsidian has taken the wraps off The Outer Worlds, a single-player sci...
03:24 am -05 - Fri, December 7, 2018
Engadget 'Always on' is more important than 'always connected' for PC shoppers
Chip and PC makers have been pushing always on, always connected computers for months now, but at least in the US, people don't find both parts of that equation equally valuable. Lenovo VP Matt B...
03:12 am -05 - Fri, December 7, 2018
Engadget The studio behind 'No Man's Sky' has a new, bite-sized game
Hello Games is known for No Man's Sky, an expansive space-exploration game that received heavy marketing from Sony ahead of its launch in 2016, and rocketed studio founder Sean Murray to infamy a...
03:08 am -05 - Fri, December 7, 2018
Engadget 'Dauntless' wants to be the next PS4 cross-platform game
Dauntless is an online monster-hunting game from former Riot Games, Blizzard, Capcom and BioWare developers at indie outfit Phoenix Labs, and it launched in beta this May. In its current form, Dauntle...
03:04 am -05 - Fri, December 7, 2018
Engadget 'The Stanley Parable' is coming to consoles in 2019
The Stanley Parable was a memorable experience (even if you didn't play it for years), but what if you wanted to play it on a console, or just an additional fix? You're in for a treat. Gal...
03:00 am -05 - Fri, December 7, 2018
Engadget 'Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled' revives a classic on June 21st, 2019
What, did you think that Activision would stop at remastering the first three Crash Bandicoot games? True to the teasers, Activision and Beenox have revealed Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. The overha...
02:58 am -05 - Fri, December 7, 2018
Engadget The Epic Games Store is live
The Epic Games Store is live and it's not messing around. Epic threw it live during The Game Awards, where a handful of titles debuted as Epic Games Store exclusives. This comes just two days aft...
02:39 am -05 - Fri, December 7, 2018
Engadget 'Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order' is a Switch exclusive
The next entry in Marvel's Ultimate Alliance series will arrive in 2019, but this one's only for players on Nintendo Switch. Announced tonight during The Game Awards 2018 event, Marvel Ultim...
02:29 am -05 - Fri, December 7, 2018
Engadget 'Far Cry New Dawn' turns Hope County into a nuclear wasteland next year
Take the chaotic backwoods setting of Far Cry 5, add a dash of Fallout 76 and a sprinkle of Rust, and you've got Far Cry New Dawn, the latest game in Ubisoft's open-world action-adventure se...
01:59 am -05 - Fri, December 7, 2018
Engadget Valve makes 'Counter-Strike: GO' free and adds battle royale
The current environment for shooting games is centered around the two tentpole features embodied by the genre's current leader Fortnite: free-to-play and battle royale mode. In an adjustment ackn...
01:34 am -05 - Fri, December 7, 2018
Engadget Boring Company's LA tunnel event set for December 18th
The bad news first: Elon Musk's Boring Company won't make its projected December 10th launch date for the LA Test Tunnel. The good news, however, is that Musk locked down a "product lau...
12:33 am -05 - Fri, December 7, 2018
Engadget Facebook tests a live video shopping feature
Facebook is testing out a new feature that lets merchants on Facebook show off their wares in live videos. Reports of the test first surfaced online but the company has since confirmed the feature to ...
11:26 pm -05 - Thu, December 6, 2018
Engadget A new 'Black Ops 4' edition includes only multiplayer and Blackout
Activision is trying something a little different with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4: It's selling a $30 version that drops the Zombies mode, and only includes standard multiplayer and the popular ba...
10:54 pm -05 - Thu, December 6, 2018
Engadget Qualcomm's 8cx chipset just might make always-on PCs worth using
The last time I used one of new always-on PCs, I was intrigued by its potential -- why wouldn't I want to use an actual Windows computer that was always online? My job would be so much easier if ...
09:54 pm -05 - Thu, December 6, 2018
Engadget Google is using AI to curate personalized news for smart speakers
Every morning, without fail, I ask my closest smart speaker to play NPR. That's convenient, but it's only slightly better than turning on an old-school radio. Clearly, there's much more...
09:27 pm -05 - Thu, December 6, 2018
Engadget Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge browser will be available on Mac
With its share of the browser market dwindling despite coming pre-installed on Windows machines, Microsoft is calling an audible with Edge. Following rumors earlier this week, the company announced to...
09:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 6, 2018
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Get two Amazon Echo Dots (3rd gen) for $50
This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read Wire...
08:46 pm -05 - Thu, December 6, 2018
Engadget Network outages affect millions of mobile customers in the UK and Japan
Mobile phone customers in the UK and Japan were affected by a network outage today, one that impacted millions of users, the Financial Times reports. A number of SoftBank customers in Japan lost conne...
08:30 pm -05 - Thu, December 6, 2018
Engadget How to buy a gaming keyboard
When you build a gaming rig, you're going to find yourself talking a lot about numbers. Higher and bigger are generally better, especially when it comes to stuff like processor speed, amount of R...
08:18 pm -05 - Thu, December 6, 2018
Engadget Watch The Game Awards right here at 9PM ET
We're officially in the thick of awards season, and after the Golden Globes nominations were revealed Thursday morning, it's time to turn our attention to The Game Awards. The ceremony celeb...
07:59 pm -05 - Thu, December 6, 2018
Engadget Xfinity is the first TV provider to connect to Disney's Movies Anywhere
Movies Anywhere now has its first pay TV partnership. Starting today, Comcast Xfinity TV customers can sync their accounts with the Disney-led movie service. Movies purchased through the Xfinity Digit...
07:35 pm -05 - Thu, December 6, 2018
Engadget Qualcomm's new PC processor promises 'extreme' power
It's been a year since we've seen the first devices running Windows on Snapdragon, and Qualcomm is continuing its quest to make a capable ARM-based processor for PCs. On the third of its thr...
07:21 pm -05 - Thu, December 6, 2018
Engadget Lyft may become a public company before Uber
Lyft is smaller than Uber, but it might just one-up its rival on the stock market and provide some fiercer competition. Wall Street Journal sources have learned that Lyft has filed documents with the...
07:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 6, 2018
Engadget Aston Martin previews EV conversions with electric 1970 DB6 Volante
By Joel StocksdaleIt's all completely reversible.If you're a fan of classic British sports cars, and you're concerned about the environment, the future is looking pretty bright. Similar...
06:41 pm -05 - Thu, December 6, 2018
Engadget Alexa will pepper you with questions to build better playlists
Amazon is rolling out a few tweaks to Alexa that will make it easier to find the music you want to hear. By telling Alexa what you like and don't like and by conversing with Amazon's assista...
06:18 pm -05 - Thu, December 6, 2018
Engadget Pandora's podcast recommendations are no longer a test
Pandora is bringing its podcast recommendations to everyone following a beta launch last month. The Podcast Genome Project suggests shows and episodes you might like using a combination of curation an...
06:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 6, 2018
Engadget Lego's augmented reality iOS app is ready for adventure
Lego's augmented reality Playgrounds app was arguably the highlight of the demos at Apple's yearly developer conference, and now you can try it for yourself -- the iOS app is available today...
05:31 pm -05 - Thu, December 6, 2018
Engadget Googles messaging app strategy is still a mess
The rumors were true. Google is killing Allo, its smart messaging app, for good. The platform will "continue to work through March 2019," the company said in a blog post, and users can expor...
05:17 pm -05 - Thu, December 6, 2018
Engadget Walgreens offers next-day prescription deliveries through FedEx
Walgreens and FedEx announced today a partnership that will provide next-day prescription drug deliveries from Walgreens pharmacies. The service will be available nationwide for Walgreens customers an...
05:02 pm -05 - Thu, December 6, 2018
Engadget Amazon turns to customers for questions Alexa cant answer
Amazon is launching a new program that will let its customers answer some of the questions Alexa can't answer on its own. It's called Alexa Answers and starting today, the company will begin...
04:20 pm -05 - Thu, December 6, 2018
Engadget Ryan Reynolds is turning a Reddit short story into a horror movie
A novella which was originally posted on Reddit is making its way to the big screen with the help of Ryan Reynolds. The Deadpool star is set to produce the adaptation of The Patient Who Nearly Drove M...
04:01 pm -05 - Thu, December 6, 2018
Engadget Netflix leads streaming services with 13 Golden Globe nominations
Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning and both Netflix and Amazon drew more nominations than they did last year. Amazon received nine nominations for its series and one for a film, whil...
03:22 pm -05 - Thu, December 6, 2018
Engadget Amazon workers hospitalized after warehouse robot releases bear repellent
An Amazon robot tore open a can of bear repellant at the company's New Jersey warehouse on Wednesday, hospitalizing 24 workers. One employee is in critical condition, according to ABC News, while...
03:03 pm -05 - Thu, December 6, 2018
Engadget Lime will take on London's Boris Bikes with e-bike launch
US dockless e-scooter and e-bike service Lime is bringing its electric-assisted bicycles to London, following their launch in Milton Keynes just over a week earlier. A fleet of 1,000 bright green e-bi...
02:42 pm -05 - Thu, December 6, 2018
Engadget AT&T is the first major US carrier to support eSIM on iPhone
eSIMs are finally getting a foot in the door in the US. Alongside the news that Apple has officially released iOS 12.1.1 to the public, which includes eSIM support, AT&amp;T has become the first m...
02:15 pm -05 - Thu, December 6, 2018
Engadget Tell us about your experiences with the Pixel 3 and 3 XL!
When Google released its latest Pixel phones back in October, we suggested in our review that the company had played it safe with the hardware. Even so, Android Pie (not to mention the Pixel-specific ...
02:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 6, 2018
Engadget You can try out 'Shadow of the Tomb Raider' for free
If Shadow of the Tomb Raider passed you by, now is your chance to catch up with Lara Croft. A free trial of the latest entry in the Tomb Raider series is now available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and ...
01:31 pm -05 - Thu, December 6, 2018
Engadget Falcon 9 misses landing after latest SpaceX mission to the ISS
SpaceX has made sure it's got its money's worth out of the Falcon 9. On Wednesday the rocket was successfully launched for the third time (after delays) for a resupply mission to the Interna...
01:31 pm -05 - Thu, December 6, 2018
Engadget Falcon 9 misses landing after latest SpaceX mission to the ISS (update)
SpaceX has made sure it's got its money's worth out of the Falcon 9. On Wednesday, the rocket successfully launched for a resupply mission to the International Space Station. Unfortunately, ...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 6, 2018
Engadget Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the perfect nostalgia bomb
You know what you're getting with a Smash Bros. game. A ton of iconic characters -- mostly from Nintendo, but also from the likes of Konami, Capcom and Square Enix -- battle to knock each other o...
12:39 pm -05 - Thu, December 6, 2018
Engadget Apple Watch 4's ECG feature is rolling out today (update)
The Apple Watch 4 stole the show at the Apple event in September, in large part due to its built-in electrocardiogram (ECG). The smartwatch was touted as the first consumer device to pack the function...
12:39 pm -05 - Thu, December 6, 2018
Engadget Apple Watch 4's ECG feature is rolling out today
The Apple Watch 4 stole the show at the Apple event in September, in large part due to its built-in electrocardiogram (ECG). The smartwatch was touted as the first consumer device to pack the function...
12:21 pm -05 - Thu, December 6, 2018
Engadget Bethesdas Fallout 76 woes continue with sensitive player data leak
Bethesda recently said that Fallout 76 install bugs "won't be the last bump in the road," and those words have proved all too prophetic. Thanks to a support snafu, customers unwittingly...
11:30 am -05 - Thu, December 6, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Waymo's self-driving car service hits the streets
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.This morning, MoviePass is ready to try again, and Alphabet's self-driving car service is open for business. Also, Google said it's killing Allo, and new...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, December 6, 2018
Engadget Uber puts self-driving cars back on the road in scaled-down test
Eight months after one of Uber's self-driving cars fatally struck a pedestrian, the company is getting ready to resume testing of its autonomous vehicles on public roads. However, according to in...
10:08 am -05 - Thu, December 6, 2018
Engadget On-stage mistake means OnePlus won't have the first Snapdragon 855 phone
OnePlus was thrust into the limelight earlier this week when CEO Pete Lau announced on-stage that one of its 2019 flagship phones would be the first device to launch with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 85...
09:32 am -05 - Thu, December 6, 2018
Engadget 'Fortnite' season seven adds planes, custom weapons and lots of ice
I don't want to undersell this, but if you've been looking to play as a swole Father Christmas, Epic Games' latest Fortnite update has got you covered. Season seven of the battle royale...
08:52 am -05 - Thu, December 6, 2018
Engadget Apple offers Safari users safer browsing with USB security key support
Apple's latest preview version of Safari features support for the WebAuthentication (WebAuthn) API that lets users login using using USB security sticks, according to the release notes. Users can...
06:24 am -05 - Thu, December 6, 2018
Engadget MoviePass enters 2019 with higher-priced plans and a new model
After an up and down 2018 that saw MoviePass explode with subscribers for its all-you-can-eat filmgoing package and then almost run out of money before finding a profit, it's changing things up n...
06:24 am -05 - Thu, December 6, 2018
Engadget MoviePass adds new, more expensive plans for 2019
After an up and down 2018 that saw MoviePass explode with subscribers for its all-you-can-eat filmgoing package and then almost run out of money before finding a profit, it's changing things up a...
04:28 am -05 - Thu, December 6, 2018
Engadget OnePlus's CEO is working to keep its 5G smartphone under $1,000
OnePlus built something of a minor smartphone empire by building cheap flagship phones, and that trend just might continue as it ventures into 5G territory. In an interview with Engadget, OnePlus CEO ...
04:14 am -05 - Thu, December 6, 2018
Engadget Indie hit 'Gone Home' is coming to iOS December 11th
Gone Home, one of the most acclaimed indie games of the last few years, is making its way to iOS. Just a few months after hitting Nintendo Switch, it will be available on iPhone and iPad December 11th...
03:01 am -05 - Thu, December 6, 2018
Engadget Google's chat plans: Kill Allo, upgrade Duo and invest in Messages
Confirming the latest rumors, Google has formally announced a shakeup in its increasingly-splintered messaging strategy. As we'd heard earlier today, Allo is done and will go away after March 201...
01:32 am -05 - Thu, December 6, 2018
Engadget Indie roguelike 'Below' has a release date: December 14th
More than five years after its original reveal, Capybara Games is ready to deliver Below, a much-anticipated indie title. Engadget spoke to co-founder Nathan Vella a few months ago about the stresses ...
01:01 am -05 - Thu, December 6, 2018
Engadget California gives final approval to code requiring solar on new homes
While there was little doubt it would happen, it's now a done deal: California will require solar panels on most new homes. Officials at a December 5th Building Standards Commission meeting have...
12:07 am -05 - Thu, December 6, 2018
Engadget Chrome now blocks ads on deceptive websites
Google is acting on its promise to kick deceptive websites to the curb. The newly released Chrome 71 now blocks ads on "abusive" sites that consistently trick users with fake system warning...
10:59 pm -05 - Wed, December 5, 2018
Engadget Canada arrests Huawei CFO for violating Iran sanctions
Huawei's ongoing US troubles just got much worse. Canadian law enforcement has confirmed to the Globe and Mail that it arrested Huawei CFO Wanzhou Meng at the request of the US over claims she v...
10:59 pm -05 - Wed, December 5, 2018
Engadget Canada arrests Huawei CFO for violating Iran sanctions (updated)
Huawei's ongoing US troubles just got much worse. Canadian law enforcement has confirmed to the Globe and Mail that it arrested Huawei CFO Wanzhou Meng at the request of the US over claims she vi...
10:06 pm -05 - Wed, December 5, 2018
Engadget YouTube and National Geographic team up for three VR series
National Geographic and YouTube are teaming up on three VR projects, the first of which is set to debut on December 11th. The virtual reality series will add to YouTube's already large collection...
09:30 pm -05 - Wed, December 5, 2018
Engadget Facebooks internal documents show its ruthlessness
As expected, the UK Parliament has released a set of internal Facebook emails that were seized as part of its investigation into the company's data-privacy practices. The 250-page document, which...
09:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 5, 2018
Engadget The Snapdragon 855 is a 7nm CPU primed for 5G, AI and more
As we hurtle towards 2019, Qualcomm has been busy introducing the world to its latest products that are likely to drive next year's biggest trends. At the first keynote of its three-day Tech Summ...
08:43 pm -05 - Wed, December 5, 2018
Engadget Facebook adds animated GIFs and more customization to Messenger Lite
Messenger Lite, Facebook's stripped down version of its popular messaging app, is getting some new features for customization and expression. Starting today, users of the app will be able to send...
08:22 pm -05 - Wed, December 5, 2018
Engadget FCC chairman admits Russia meddled in net neutrality debate
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has admitted that around 500,000 comments submitted during the net neutrality public comment period were linked to Russian email addresses. Pai note...
08:01 pm -05 - Wed, December 5, 2018
Engadget Facebook defends policies following massive document dump
Facebook once again found itself on the defensive after a British parliamentary committee released a number of internal emails and documents on Wednesday showing that the social media site provided fa...
07:32 pm -05 - Wed, December 5, 2018
Engadget Microsoft says the rural broadband divide is worse than you think
Politicians and regulators like to say they're increasing access to broadband in rural areas, but the reality might be far less rosy. Microsoft has conducted a study showing that far fewer Ameri...
07:30 pm -05 - Wed, December 5, 2018
Engadget OnePlus's 2019 flagship will be the first phone with a Snapdragon 855
OnePlus's flagship 6T smartphone isn't even all that old yet, but CEO Pete Lau just gave everyone a big reason to hold off on upgrading. In remarks delivered in Qualcomm's Tech Summit i...
07:30 pm -05 - Wed, December 5, 2018
Engadget OnePlus' 2019 flagship will be one of the first phones with a Snapdragon 855
OnePlus's flagship 6T smartphone isn't even all that old yet, but CEO Pete Lau just gave everyone a big reason to hold off on upgrading. In remarks delivered in Qualcomm's Tech Summit i...
07:30 pm -05 - Wed, December 5, 2018
Engadget OnePlus' 2019 flagship will be one of the first phones with a Snapdragon 855 (updated)
OnePlus's flagship 6T smartphone isn't even all that old yet, but CEO Pete Lau just gave everyone a big reason to hold off on upgrading. In remarks delivered in Qualcomm's Tech Summit i...
07:10 pm -05 - Wed, December 5, 2018
Engadget Mark Zuckerberg dismissed the risks of sharing user data
As Facebook continues to face scrutiny over its privacy practices following the Cambridge Analytica debacle, ongoing investigations into the company are giving us a look at what kind of access Faceboo...
07:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 5, 2018
Engadget This ridiculous $4,500 all-in-one PC is built into a standing desk
"All-in-one" computers typically combine the PC and the monitor in a single unit, such as an iMac or a Surface Studio. But what if that "all-in-one" system has three monitors inste...
06:42 pm -05 - Wed, December 5, 2018
Engadget Google may shut down its Allo messaging app 'soon'
The 'classic' version of Hangouts might not be the only Google chat service on the chopping block. A source talking to 9to5Google claims the company will shut down Allo "soon." W...
06:19 pm -05 - Wed, December 5, 2018
Engadget Netflix renews Narcos: Mexico for a second season
Netflix's Narcos: Mexico will return for a second season. The show, a follow-up to the three-season series Narcos, debuted last month, featuring a new cartel, a new city and a new drug kingpin. W...
05:58 pm -05 - Wed, December 5, 2018
Engadget 'Quake Champions' cribs from 'Fortnite' with a paid Battle Pass
Even the developers of a back-to-basics shooter like Quake Champions can't resist the siren's call of Fortnite's business model, it seems. Bethesda and id Software are rolling out a De...
05:37 pm -05 - Wed, December 5, 2018
Engadget Epic stops work on 'Unreal Tournament' sequel because of 'Fortnite'
Epic Games has lately been quiet about its long-in-the-making Unreal Tournament sequel, and it now looks like the project is effectively on ice. In the wake of a September decision to move UT develop...
05:19 pm -05 - Wed, December 5, 2018
Engadget Netflix renews Narcos: Mexico for a second season
Netflix's Narcos: Mexico will return for a second season. The show, a follow-up to the three-season series Narcos, debuted last month, featuring a new cartel, a new city and a new drug kingpin. W...
05:15 pm -05 - Wed, December 5, 2018
Engadget The best gifts for console gamers
Games are a staple of any holiday season, and what better way to celebrate than by playing some of the biggest titles around? We've picked a string of great games in our holiday gift guide, inclu...
04:58 pm -05 - Wed, December 5, 2018
Engadget Facebook gave Lyft and others special access to user data
Since the Cambridge Analytica revelations came to light earlier this year, there's been quite a bit of scrutiny on what companies Facebook has given user data to. And now, documents released by t...
04:30 pm -05 - Wed, December 5, 2018
Engadget The 'Nightflyers' TV show has some killer user interfaces
The latest adaptation of Nightflyers, a novella and short story collection written by George R. R. Martin in the 1980s, premiered on Syfy last weekend. If you're following the nightly episodes, y...
04:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 5, 2018
Engadget Comcast's X1 boxes get Amazon Prime Video this week
As promised, Amazon Prime is becoming available this week on Comcast's X1 platform, joining other third-party streaming services like Netflix and YouTube. Beyond just having access to the app, th...
04:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 5, 2018
Engadget Spotify's revamped Xbox One app includes smarter voice control
Spotify just became much more useful if it regularly provides the background music for your Xbox One sessions. After weeks of testing, it's releasing a refreshed version of its Xbox One app that...
03:44 pm -05 - Wed, December 5, 2018
Engadget AT&T will offer a second Samsung 5G phone next year
In the latest salvo in the carrier one-upmanship tussle, AT&amp;T has revealed it will carry not one, but two 5G Samsung phones next year. The first phone should arrive in the spring, while the se...
03:29 pm -05 - Wed, December 5, 2018
Engadget A film shot completely on an iPhone wins the Turner Prize
Contemporary artist Charlotte Prodger has won the the Turner Prize for her series of short clips shot entirely on an iPhone. The snippets, narrated by Prodger, feature such disparate visuals as views ...
03:11 pm -05 - Wed, December 5, 2018
Engadget Amazon Fire HD tablets now receive Alexa drop-in calls
You can already start calls to Alexa devices from Amazon's tablets, but it's now possible to receive those calls, too. As of December 5th, people with recent Fire HD 8 (2017 and 2018) and F...
03:07 pm -05 - Wed, December 5, 2018
Engadget Xiaomi's next phone could be the first with a 48-megapixel camera
Earlier this year, both Sony and Samsung unveiled their own 48-megapixel smartphone sensors, thus breaking the 41-megapixel record previously set by Nokia. With the more recent Huawei Mate 20 Pro and ...
03:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 5, 2018
Engadget Microsoft gives Outlook for iOS a full UI makeover
Microsoft has gradually been unveiling changes to Office's interface since the summer, when it announced plans for a major makeover. Since then, we've seen updated icons and a revised web ex...
02:35 pm -05 - Wed, December 5, 2018
Engadget Fortnite is getting a big new Creative mode
Fortnite's creators have spent the last few days hyping up a big announcement planned for this week's Game Awards, but now it seems an enthusiastic YouTuber has let the cat out of the bag ea...
02:15 pm -05 - Wed, December 5, 2018
Engadget Waymo launches its first commercial self-driving car service
The rumor was true: Waymo's self-driving car service is here. The company has launched Waymo One, its first commercial ride hailing offering. People in part of the metro Phoenix area can use an a...
02:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 5, 2018
Engadget Insomniac's first Magic Leap game made me an alien plant gardener
Insomniac Games, a studio that's built up a reputation for action-packed games and bold VR experiences, wants you to take care of a plant. It's not just any plant, though. In Seedling, the c...
01:25 pm -05 - Wed, December 5, 2018
Engadget MIT researchers create a robot houseplant that moves on its own
Despite our best intentions, keeping a houseplant alive can be a struggle for a lot of us. But that vague wave of sadness you feel when you end up unceremoniously dumping your potted pal in the bin is...
12:44 pm -05 - Wed, December 5, 2018
Engadget Russian search giant Yandex is making phones now
After self-driving cars and smart speakers, Russian search engine giant Yandex is getting into smartphones. Its debut handset, fittingly titled "Yandex.Phone," is an entry-level Android devi...
12:01 pm -05 - Wed, December 5, 2018
Engadget Rudy Giuliani blames Twitter for his spectacular typo fail
Rudy Giuliani, once Trump's "cyber advisor," has again demonstrated his lack of even the most basic internet knowledge. In part one of a three-act blunder, he tweeted about special coun...
11:30 am -05 - Wed, December 5, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Samsung's 5G corner notch
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.This morning, we have a very important message for you from Tom Cruise and news about the hardware that will be inside many of 2019's most popular phones. It&...
11:00 am -05 - Wed, December 5, 2018
Engadget Twitter's 2018 was dominated by protests and K-pop
If you thought Twitter would settle down after the tumult of 2017, you might be in for a surprise. Twitter has posted its 2018 year in review, and there was an ample amount of passion both for superst...
10:12 am -05 - Wed, December 5, 2018
Engadget Ninja Gaiden and other NES classics are coming to Switch Online
The NES games keep coming as an added incentive to get you to sign up to Nintendo's Switch Online subscription service, aside from online play and cloud saves, of course. A trio of new titles hav...
08:42 am -05 - Wed, December 5, 2018
Engadget Verizon will deliver RCS chat to the Pixel 3 on December 6th
Verizon has confirmed that multimedia-rich RCS chat is coming to Google's Pixel 3 devices tomorrow on December 6th, according to Droid Life and other sites. You might be more familiar with it as ...
06:38 am -05 - Wed, December 5, 2018
Engadget Fox is putting cameras on corner flags for Saturday's MLS Cup
When Atlanta United FC and the Portland Timbers go head-to-head December 8th to determine the winner of the MLS Cup, you'll be able to see the action from the deepest corners of the pitch. Fox Sp...
04:10 am -05 - Wed, December 5, 2018
Engadget Netflix's 'Sabrina' holiday special trailer brings cheer and demons
Forget a yule log, with its immense content push Netflix is now focusing on the holiday special genre too. While it's already premiered A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding, it will take another...
01:52 am -05 - Wed, December 5, 2018
Engadget Ohio's first self-driving shuttle service begins on December 10th
Ohio wants to be a haven for self-driving cars, and it's already acting on those plans... if slowly. Smart Columbus and DriveOhio have announced that the state's first autonomous shuttle se...
12:16 am -05 - Wed, December 5, 2018
Engadget Secret Service will test facial recognition around the White House
Like it or not, facial recognition is creeping into more public spaces. The US Secret Service has quietly started testing the technology in and around the White House grounds, including nearby parks ...
11:33 pm -05 - Tue, December 4, 2018
Engadget Samsung's 5G prototype phone packs a very peculiar screen
Verizon and AT&amp;T have set up small-scale 5G networks at Qualcomm's Tech Summit in Hawaii, but what good are wireless networks without devices? Motorola is on the ground with an apparently...
11:26 pm -05 - Tue, December 4, 2018
Engadget Tom Cruise wants to fix your TV by turning off motion smoothing
Proving that his heroism is not merely limited to on-screen antics, Tom Cruise has starred in a video spreading awareness of a scourge impacting all too many televisions: motion smoothing. It's t...
10:36 pm -05 - Tue, December 4, 2018
Engadget Samsung caught using another DSLR photo to sell a phone camera
No, manufacturers still haven't stopped using DSLR photos to fake phone camera shots. Photographer Dunja Djudjic has discovered that Samsung Malaysia bought one of her DSLR self-portraits throug...
09:45 pm -05 - Tue, December 4, 2018
Engadget Ultrasound makes Qualcomm's new in-display fingerprint sensor super-secure
Qualcomm is being coy and not telling us everything about its new Snapdragon 855 chipset yet, but it did dig into its new ultrasonic fingerprint sensor a bit. While that might not sound like the most ...
09:28 pm -05 - Tue, December 4, 2018
Engadget Qualcomms Snapdragon 855 chipset will power your next flagship phone
Next year's high-end Android smartphones will use (you guessed it) Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 855 chipset. Qualcomm SVP Alex Katouzian didn't dwell on the chipset for very long after ann...
09:07 pm -05 - Tue, December 4, 2018
Engadget EA removes Kareem Hunt from 'Madden 19' following assault
A football player's conduct is leading to consequences on both real and virtual football fields. EA is removing former Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt from Madden 19 after TMZ showed ...
08:44 pm -05 - Tue, December 4, 2018
Engadget Faraday Future furloughs hundreds more employees
Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future is planning to furlough hundreds of its employees as a result of an ongoing dispute with the company's primary investor. The latest round of cuts, which wi...
08:19 pm -05 - Tue, December 4, 2018
Engadget Hulu's expanded Funimation deal gives it first dibs on anime shows
Hulu likes to see itself as a go-to source for anime in the US (with certain exceptions), and it just cemented a deal reflecting that. The streaming service has struck an expanded "multi-year&qu...
07:57 pm -05 - Tue, December 4, 2018
Engadget Stories come to all Facebook Groups
Facebook announced today that it is bringing Stories to all Groups. The feature allows members of Groups on the platform to contribute to a collaborative story and react to content from other members....
07:27 pm -05 - Tue, December 4, 2018
Engadget NYPD police officers will start using drones
The New York Police Department has launched a new drone program, its first since it ended an unmanned aerial vehicle pilot program in 2011. The department says it will use its collection of drones -- ...
07:24 pm -05 - Tue, December 4, 2018
Engadget eBay will now authenticate luxury jewelry
eBay announced today that it will start certifying the legitimacy of luxury jewelry sold on its platform through its eBay Authenticate program. To coincide with the expansion of its authentication ser...
07:15 pm -05 - Tue, December 4, 2018
Engadget Mercedes GLE sports impressive suspension technology
Starting an auto launch event with a dancing car is... odd. Apparently, the new 2020 Mercedes GLE is a slave to the rhythm. But the tech behind the groovin' GLE revealed in front of a San Antonio...
06:42 pm -05 - Tue, December 4, 2018
Engadget Hulu and AT&T plan to run ads when you pause videos
Companies have previously dabbled in ads that appear when you pause videos, but they're about to come roaring back in the streaming era. Variety has learned that Hulu and AT&amp;T both expec...
06:19 pm -05 - Tue, December 4, 2018
Engadget Lyft expands its scooter service to Austin
Lyft continues to expand its scooter service, announcing today that it's now available in Austin, Texas. This is the the fifth region where Lyft has deployed its scooters and its first launch in ...
06:01 pm -05 - Tue, December 4, 2018
Engadget NYC passes minimum pay wage for Uber and Lyft drivers
New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission voted today to establish a minimum wage for drivers working for companies like Uber, Lyft, Juno and Via. The city is the first in the US to set a min...
05:50 pm -05 - Tue, December 4, 2018
Engadget Google CEO will now testify before Congress December 11th
Google CEO Sundar Pichai was scheduled to appear before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday, but that's no longer the case following the death of George H. W. Bush. The former president'...
05:42 pm -05 - Tue, December 4, 2018
Engadget Thousands of House GOP campaign committee emails were stolen in hack
The Republican Party's House campaign committee said it was a victim of "cyber intrusion" during the 2018 midterm campaign. Party officials told Politico that "thousands of sensiti...
05:12 pm -05 - Tue, December 4, 2018
Engadget PlayStation Classic's hidden settings are remarkably easy to find
It's no secret that Sony's PlayStation Classic is an emulator in a retro case. What you might not know, however, is that it's ridiculously easy to tinker with that emulator. The Retro...
05:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 4, 2018
Engadget Music streaming is fueling vinyl's resurgence
Streaming has been blamed for killing off the CD, but industry experts agree it's helping bolster the growth and quality of another physical music format: vinyl. Since 2015, streaming income has ...
04:37 pm -05 - Tue, December 4, 2018
Engadget Bose's $199 audio AR sunglasses ship in January
Bose's unique, audio-only AR sunglasses are about to become a practical reality. The company has announced that Frames will be available in January for $199, with pre-orders starting now. The e...
04:15 pm -05 - Tue, December 4, 2018
Engadget 'Pokmon Go' will finally let you battle other players
If you've been waiting for the day when you can take on your friends in Pok&eacute;mon Go, you'll be pleased to know you can do just that later this month. Trainer battles will finally a...
04:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 4, 2018
Engadget Razers latest Blade Stealth laptop keeps it classy
Razer is most famous for its gaming laptops, but the company also makes a series of non-gaming notebooks. The Blade Stealth series is a 13-inch ultraportable that was launched in 2016 as a travel-frie...
03:38 pm -05 - Tue, December 4, 2018
Engadget Intel's AI wheelchair can be controlled by facial expressions
Motorized wheelchairs are traditionally controlled by a joystick or sensors attached to the user's body, but now innovation in artificial intelligence is helping severely disabled people drive th...
03:21 pm -05 - Tue, December 4, 2018
Engadget Oath to pay $5 million settlement over children's online privacy
Oath (Engadget's parent brand) is paying a record-breaking settlement for its approach to children's privacy. The Verizon-owned media company has agreed to pay $4.95 million, the largest ev...
03:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 4, 2018
Engadget Epic Games will take on Steam with its own digital store
Buoyed by Fortnite's phenomenal success over the last year or so, Epic Games is launching its own digital store to take on the likes of Steam, EA's Origin and Blizzard's Battle.net. How...
02:41 pm -05 - Tue, December 4, 2018
Engadget Alphabet's Wing drones are heading to Europe
Wing, the drone delivery project of Google's parent company Alphabet, graduated from an X program to a fully-fledged business earlier this year. After testing burritos by drone back in 2016, the ...
02:22 pm -05 - Tue, December 4, 2018
Engadget AT&T will offer Samsung's 5G smartphone in spring 2019
AT&amp;T isn't about to let Verizon (Engadget's parent company) upstage it with a 5G smartphone. The carrier has confirmed that it will carry the same Samsung 5G device as Big Red in th...
02:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 4, 2018
Engadget Does the video game industry need E3?
E3 is not a place for us."Steve Filby handles marketing for Motion Twin, the studio behind Dead Cells, and he's been building and shipping games for the past six years. Dead Cells is one of ...
01:29 pm -05 - Tue, December 4, 2018
Engadget App Store scammers are using Touch ID tricks to steal money
Reddit users are exposing shady iOS fitness apps that use the Touch ID feature on iPhones and iPads to scam people out of cash. Both "Fitness Balance app" and "Calories Tracker app"...
01:01 pm -05 - Tue, December 4, 2018
Engadget Sony shot an entire Hollywood movie using a full-frame mirrorless camera
A small-budget thriller called The Possession of Hannah Grace is the first Sony Pictures film to be shot on a full-frame mirrorless camera. Sony said that the film was primarily shot on its own A7S II...
12:31 pm -05 - Tue, December 4, 2018
Engadget Valve helps Raspberry Pi owners build their own Steam Link box
Steam Link boxes are no more. The simple black micro PCs designed to let you play games in the living room -- or anywhere else in the house away from your gaming rig -- is sold out everywhere and it s...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 4, 2018
Engadget Facebook now lets you show off your gift list
Facebook's Pinterest-style collections feature is getting social just in time for the gift-giving season. Now you can share your curated bookmarks -- which can span posts from friends or a Facebo...
11:30 am -05 - Tue, December 4, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Microsoft's Chromed-out browser?
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.This morning, the big news is what you won't see on Tumblr soon, and the latest major data breach. Also, a new Microsoft rumor could tilt the balance in web-b...
11:10 am -05 - Tue, December 4, 2018
Engadget Tesla shoots down leaked Model Y production schedule
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said its notorious Model 3 manufacturing issues almost bled the company dry. So it's no wonder everyone is interested in whether it's learned from past mistakes ahead...
09:31 am -05 - Tue, December 4, 2018
Engadget 'Fallout 76' Power Armor Edition buyers will get their canvas bags
Among all of its other issues since launch, some of the most dedicated Fallout fans ran into a surprising issue with their $200 "Power Armor Edition" box for Fallout 76. Despite promo materi...
08:35 am -05 - Tue, December 4, 2018
Engadget Drake and Ariana Grande conquered Spotify's 2018 streaming charts
After being Spotify's top-streamed artist in 2015 and 2016, Drake had an off-year in 2017, but he's back in force this year. He was the top-streamed artist with the top-streamed album (Scorp...
04:54 am -05 - Tue, December 4, 2018
Engadget Quora breach leaks data on over 100 million users
Today's big data breach has been announced by Q&amp;A site Quora, affecting over 100 million registered users. What did the "unauthorized third party" get? According to CEO Adam D&#...
02:59 am -05 - Tue, December 4, 2018
Engadget Microsoft rumor points to a Chromium replacement for Edge
Three years after arriving along with Windows 10, Microsoft's Edge browser has added features and showed some good statistical results, but it hasn't pulled many users away from the competit...
01:40 am -05 - Tue, December 4, 2018
Engadget The first major 'Battlefield V' update arrives December 4th
EA DICE is about to release the first of Battlefield V's numerous major updates, and it's clear that the studio wants to start off on a strong note. "Overture" is launching Decemb...
12:47 am -05 - Tue, December 4, 2018
Engadget Nest services go down for the third time in three weeks
Tonight owners of Nest devices are reporting (as show on Down Detector, Twitter and Reddit) that access to their thermostats, cameras and other devices has been cut off by an outage. While that can ha...
11:32 pm -05 - Mon, December 3, 2018
Engadget Huawei app uses AI to help deaf children read
Deaf children face challenges learning to read. As their parents and teachers often don't know sign language, young ones can't always make the connection between words on the page and their...
10:29 pm -05 - Mon, December 3, 2018
Engadget Pixel 3 update addresses multitasking woes
Google's initial Pixel 3 software had multiple rough spots, but one of the most common complaints has centered on memory management -- users have seen their phones close apps when doing something...
09:36 pm -05 - Mon, December 3, 2018
Engadget Pager service in Japan is finally coming to an end
After nearly five decades, Japan is finally ending pagers for good. The last service provider in the country, Tokyo Telemessage, announced that it will terminate its service in September 2019, accordi...
08:58 pm -05 - Mon, December 3, 2018
Engadget Astronauts aboard Soyuz spacecraft arrive safely at the ISS
The three crew members aboard the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft have safely arrived at the International Space Station after launching from Kazakhstan earlier today. Anne McClain of NASA, David Saint-Jacques...
08:34 pm -05 - Mon, December 3, 2018
Engadget Google's AR Pocket Gallery turns your phone into an art museum
You can certainly view paintings on your phone, but you can't truly recreate the feeling of seeing a masterpiece in museum. Google thinks it can get close, though. The search giant has introduced...
08:03 pm -05 - Mon, December 3, 2018
Engadget Apple Music will finally support Android tablets
There probably isn't a huge cross section of people who both subscribe to Apple Music and use Android tablets, but Apple has your back if you're part of that group. Listeners have learned t...
07:42 pm -05 - Mon, December 3, 2018
Engadget Arlo's new security camera has a 4K sensor and built-in spotlight
As if you needed more choices to think about when picking out a security camera, Arlo has a new option for you: the Arlo Ultra. The wireless camera features a 4K Ultra HD resolution sensor with high d...
07:17 pm -05 - Mon, December 3, 2018
Engadget 'MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries' arrives on September 10th, 2019
MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries finally has a release date. The fifth major installment in the series will be released on September 10th, 2019. Developer Piranha Games made the release date official at Mec...
06:56 pm -05 - Mon, December 3, 2018
Engadget Apple Music will reveal key Grammy nominations on December 7th
Apple's involvement in the Grammys dates back more than a decade. This year, however, its connection will be more conspicuous. The Recording Academy has revealed that Apple Music will stream Gr...
06:32 pm -05 - Mon, December 3, 2018
Engadget Uber hires an NHTSA veteran to bolster its self-driving car plans
Uber has hired a former National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) official to join its autonomous vehicle team, Reuters reports. Nat Beuse will be joining the company after serving as the...
06:08 pm -05 - Mon, December 3, 2018
Engadget Tumblr will start blocking adult content on December 17th
Tumblr has announced that it will no longer allow adult content beginning December 17th. The site, which is owned by Engadget's parent company, says that content includes "photos, videos or ...
05:53 pm -05 - Mon, December 3, 2018
Engadget Overwatch League lands major merchandise deal with Fanatics
Blizzard's Overwatch League is teaming up with Fanatics for a multi-year merchandise deal that should pull eSports apparel a little closer to the mainstream. It marks the first eSports partnershi...
05:30 pm -05 - Mon, December 3, 2018
Engadget The best gifts for PC gamers
For many, PCs are the ultimate way to play games, so we've got plenty of picks to help your loved ones get started or improve their setups in our holiday gift guide. If they're starting from...
05:14 pm -05 - Mon, December 3, 2018
Engadget 'Friends' won't be there for you on Netflix after 2018
Friends has felt like a staple on Netflix for years, but you won't get to take it for granted for much longer. Visit the show's page in the US and you'll notice that the classic sitcom...
05:14 pm -05 - Mon, December 3, 2018
Engadget 'Friends' won't be there for you on Netflix after 2018 (update)
Friends has felt like a staple on Netflix for years, but you won't get to take it for granted for much longer. Visit the show's page in the US and you'll notice that the classic sitcom ...
05:14 pm -05 - Mon, December 3, 2018
Engadget 'Friends' will be there for you on Netflix 'through 2019' (update)
Friends has felt like a staple on Netflix for years, but you won't get to take it for granted for much longer. Visit the show's page in the US and you'll notice that the classic sitcom ...
05:09 pm -05 - Mon, December 3, 2018
Engadget NASAs OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has arrived at the asteroid Bennu
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has officially arrived at the asteroid Bennu after a more than two-year-long journey. The spacecraft rendezvoused with its target around noon EST, and NASA confirmed ...
04:48 pm -05 - Mon, December 3, 2018
Engadget Anyone can use NVIDIA's physics simulation engine
NVIDIA isn't just showing off its Titan RTX GPU and some clever AI demos -- it also has big news for anyone interested in more realistic computer physics. The company is releasing its hardware-a...
04:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 3, 2018
Engadget Vinyl record production has finally joined the modern age
When you think of manufacturing in the US, vinyl records probably isn't the first thing that springs to mind, but the industry has been chugging along as best it can. For decades, pressing plants...
03:43 pm -05 - Mon, December 3, 2018
Engadget Verizon and Samsung will release a 5G phone early next year
As providers build out their 5G networks, we'll need devices that can fully take advantage of the upgraded connectivity. As such, Samsung and Verizon are teaming up to release a 5G phone in the U...
03:21 pm -05 - Mon, December 3, 2018
Engadget Dutch court rejects mans attempt to change legal age for Tinder
Last month, Emile Ratelband, a motivational speaker from the Netherlands, asked a Dutch court for a legal age change. His argument was that while he was technically 69 years old, he felt 20 years youn...
03:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 3, 2018
Engadget What we're gifting this month: OLED TVs, a Google Home for the parents
Rather than explain what we regret buying in those Black Friday sales, we're taking a forward-thinking approach to the holiday season, and the gifts we're looking to give or receive. Chris S...
02:25 pm -05 - Mon, December 3, 2018
Engadget NVIDIA officially unveils its flagship Titan RTX GPU
Shortly after teasing it, NVIDIA has officially unveiled the its top-end consumer GPU, the Titan RTX. As expected, it has 72 Turing RT and 4,608 CUDA cores, up from 68 and 4,352, respectively, over th...
02:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 3, 2018
Engadget Microsoft brings live captions and subtitles to PowerPoint
Microsoft is rolling out a new accessibility feature for PowerPoint, one that stands to help speakers ensure their presentations are understood by their entire audience. The company notes that in case...
01:29 pm -05 - Mon, December 3, 2018
Engadget 'PUBG Mobile' is getting a 'Resident Evil 2' crossover
PUBG Mobile is gearing up for another high-profile crossover just months after its Mission Impossible: Fallout event. This time it's trading in the secret agent thrills for bucketloads of gore co...
01:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 3, 2018
Engadget NVIDIA's new AI turns videos of the real world into virtual landscapes
Attendees of this year's NeurIPS AI conference in Montreal can spend a few moments driving through a virtual city, courtesy of NVIDIA. While that normally wouldn't be much to get worked up o...
12:15 pm -05 - Mon, December 3, 2018
Engadget Google Maps update ensures Assistant stays out of the way
Google recently launched a slew of updates for Assistant, and now it's making its AI helper smarter and more discrete for Maps. Reddit user raddacle noticed that Assistant on maps now takes up ve...
11:30 am -05 - Mon, December 3, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Apple's next AirPods
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome back! We're kicking off a new week with a review of the second-generation Mighty player for Spotify, plus news for Disney's streaming Star Wars s...
11:00 am -05 - Mon, December 3, 2018
Engadget Engadget UK giveaway: Win a 'Diablo III' edition Switch courtesy of Blizzard
'Tis the season to wear silly jumpers, consume too much of everything and spend cold weekends catching up on all the games you didn't play over summer. And this week, to stave off boredom du...
09:54 am -05 - Mon, December 3, 2018
Engadget Soyuz to embark on first crewed mission to ISS since its failure
Three astronauts are blasting off to the International Space Station this morning aboard the Soyuz MS-11 -- the first time people will travel on the rocket since it fell apart on October 11 with NASA&...
07:22 am -05 - Mon, December 3, 2018
Engadget NVIDIA teases the Titan RTX, its upcoming flagship GPU
A bunch of social media personalities have teased the Titan RTX, NVIDIA's next flagship GPU, in what looks like a coordinated campaign. Google Brain co-founder Andrew Ng showed off the card on Tw...
04:58 am -05 - Mon, December 3, 2018
Engadget Scientists more accurately gauge the brightness of the universe
You'd think that it would be virtually impossible to determine the collective brightness of the observable universe, but a team of scientists has come surprisingly close. They've completed ...
03:36 am -05 - Mon, December 3, 2018
Engadget 'Firewatch' comes to Nintendo Switch on December 17th
After a months-long wait, Firewatch is just about ready for the Nintendo Switch. Campo Santo has announced that its outdoor adventure (and journey of self-discovery) will reach the hybrid console on ...
02:10 am -05 - Mon, December 3, 2018
Engadget Microsoft cuts Xbox One prices by $50 in post-Black Friday sale
Microsoft wants to keep its console sales buzzing now that its Black Friday sale is over. The tech giant is launching a "limited time" sale that cuts the price of any Xbox One bundle by $50...
12:37 am -05 - Mon, December 3, 2018
Engadget Apple may release AirPods with wireless charging in early 2019
When Apple effectively scrubbed all mention of its AirPower wireless charging mat when it didn't show up a year after its unveiling, that raised a question: would the wireless charging case for A...
11:05 pm -05 - Sun, December 2, 2018
Engadget Nexstar is set to acquire Tribune Media for $4.1 billion
Like it or not, American media consolidation could still be on the way in the wake of Sinclair's failed bid for Tribune Media. Reuters sources claim broadcasting giant Nexstar Media Group has rea...
11:05 pm -05 - Sun, December 2, 2018
Engadget Nexstar is set to acquire Tribune Media (update: official)
Like it or not, American media consolidation could still be on the way in the wake of Sinclair's failed bid for Tribune Media. Reuters sources claim broadcasting giant Nexstar Media Group has rea...
09:32 pm -05 - Sun, December 2, 2018
Engadget Amazon tests checkout-free shopping for larger stores
Amazon's checkout-free Go stores might hint at the future of retail, but they're small locations that aren't much good if you need more than lunch or a bag of chips. You might see more...
08:03 pm -05 - Sun, December 2, 2018
Engadget Spotify for Android may let you import music
Do you have songs on your phone that are virtually impossible to find on your preferred streaming service? You might not have to play them in a separate app for much longer. Jane Manchun Wong (who&#...
06:01 pm -05 - Sun, December 2, 2018
Engadget China and US agree on tariff 'truce' that could avoid tech price hikes
If you were worried that some technology prices would go up (among other things) as a result of incoming US tariffs on Chinese goods, you can breathe a little easier -- for now. The US and China have...
04:30 pm -05 - Sun, December 2, 2018
Engadget After Math: Let's shake things up
As Anchorage, Alaska was being rocked by a magnitude 7.2 earthquake this week (which, as of the writing of this post, had thankfully only resulted in infrastructure damage and not any actual injuries)...
02:32 pm -05 - Sun, December 2, 2018
Engadget Google's call screening transcripts roll out to Pixel owners
You no longer have to stare at your Pixel to see whether or not that Assistant-screened call was worth answering. Pixel owners have reported that Call Screen transcripts are starting to reach their de...
11:55 am -05 - Sun, December 2, 2018
Engadget Netflix will order original shows from Africa in 2019
Netflix has filmed originals in Africa, but it hasn't really commissioned originals from Africa. That's about to change, the company's Erik Barmack revealed at a conference this week. ...
05:40 am -05 - Sun, December 2, 2018
Engadget Disney adds Nick Nolte to the cast of its 'Star Wars' streaming shows
Disney is quickly solidifying the talent for its Star Wars streaming shows. Variety sources say Nick Nolte has joined the cast of Jon Favreau's The Mandalorian, joining other big names including...
03:15 am -05 - Sun, December 2, 2018
Engadget Watch SpaceX launch a twice-used rocket tomorrow at 1:31PM ET
SpaceX is no stranger to reusing rockets at this point, but no Falcon 9 has flown more than twice... well, until now. The private spaceflight firm is launching the Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express...
03:15 am -05 - Sun, December 2, 2018
Engadget Watch SpaceX launch a twice-used rocket (update: postponed)
SpaceX is no stranger to reusing rockets at this point, but no Falcon 9 has flown more than twice... well, until now. The private spaceflight firm is launching the Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express ...
01:40 am -05 - Sun, December 2, 2018
Engadget 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' continues April 5th
You won't have to wait long if you're craving another fix of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Netflix has confirmed that Part 2 of the teenage witch saga will arrive on April 5th. The accom...
12:07 am -05 - Sun, December 2, 2018
Engadget Apple and Qualcomm face off in court on April 15th
Apple and Qualcomm have refused to budge in their fight over iPhone patent royalties, so they're headed to court. A federal judge in San Diego has scheduled the companies' trial for April 1...
10:34 pm -05 - Sat, December 1, 2018
Engadget Fox investigates Neil deGrasse Tyson over sexual misconduct claims
Astrophysicist and Cosmos host Neil deGrasse Tyson is facing investigations by Fox, National Geographic and show producers in the wake of fresh claims of sexual misconduct. The two networks told Holly...
10:34 pm -05 - Sat, December 1, 2018
Engadget Fox investigates Neil deGrasse Tyson over sexual misconduct claims (updated)
Astrophysicist and Cosmos host Neil deGrasse Tyson is facing investigations by Fox, National Geographic and show producers in the wake of fresh claims of sexual misconduct. The two networks told Holly...
08:59 pm -05 - Sat, December 1, 2018
Engadget Steam gives successful developers a larger cut of game revenue
Valve wants to make Steam more alluring for large developers, and it's willing to give up a slice of the pie to make that happen. The company has revised Steam's Distribution Agreement to gi...
07:32 pm -05 - Sat, December 1, 2018
Engadget Racists use app to trick celebrities into endorsing anti-Semitic views
White supremacists have been using mobile apps to trick stars into spreading hate speech online. BuzzFeed News has learned that two racist YouTubers have used Cameo, an app that lets you pay for pers...
06:01 pm -05 - Sat, December 1, 2018
Engadget Uber may acquire Bird or Lime to accelerate its scooter plans
Uber might see its acquisition of Jump as just the start of its e-scooter ambitions. Sources speaking to The Information claim Uber has "recently" held talks to buy Bird and Lime, two of th...
04:30 pm -05 - Sat, December 1, 2018
Engadget Ask Engadget: What's the perfect gift for a fledgling photographer?
The support shared among readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community. Over the years, we've known you to offer sage advice on everything from Ch...
03:00 pm -05 - Sat, December 1, 2018
Engadget Mighty Vibe review: A much improved iPod Shuffle for Spotify
I'll admit it. When Mighty was first announced in 2016, the prospect of a standalone, offline Spotify player was an exciting and attractive concept -- especially for this subscriber. I got my hop...
02:15 pm -05 - Sat, December 1, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: 500 million mistakes
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to your weekend! If you were in Japan, then you could be watching 8K TV right now, but even Super Hi-Vision can't save you from the latest massive sec...
11:59 am -05 - Sat, December 1, 2018
Engadget The first 8K satellite TV broadcasts launched today in Japan
As scheduled, at 10 AM local time on December 1st Japanese TV networks began publicly broadcasting 4K and 8K channels via satellite. Even after a couple of years of testing, NHK is currently the only ...
08:58 am -05 - Sat, December 1, 2018
Engadget Get ready for Amazon Music on Android TV
Just as we hear that Apple Music is coming to Amazon's Echo platform, Android Police points out that Amazon Music is preparing an app for Android TV. The app recently made its debut on Xbox One a...
04:58 am -05 - Sat, December 1, 2018
Engadget InSight lander settles into its Martian 'sandbox'
Now that the Insight lander has settled in on Mars, scientists are learning more about the spot it's in. With its 7-foot-wide solar panels fully deployed, it has already set a record for the most...
02:05 am -05 - Sat, December 1, 2018
Engadget Rumor claims Google Hangouts will shut down in 2020
Stop us if you've heard this one before: there's a report that Google is considering either launching or shutting down a messaging app. 9to5Google said that based on a "source familiar ...
02:05 am -05 - Sat, December 1, 2018
Engadget Rumor claims Google Hangouts will shut down in 2020 (updated)
Stop us if you've heard this one before: there's a report that Google is considering either launching or shutting down a messaging app. 9to5Google said that based on a "source familiar ...
12:50 am -05 - Sat, December 1, 2018
Engadget Apple reportedly extends Watch return period for heart feature issues
Apple is reportedly extending its Apple Watch refund window from two weeks to 45 days -- but only for returns related to heart health features, including the upcoming electrocardiogram app on Apple Wa...
11:36 pm -05 - Fri, November 30, 2018
Engadget Facebook and MIT tap AI to give addresses to people without them
About four billion people in the world are without a physical address. The MIT Media Lab and Facebook are teaming up to create a solution that will use a machine learning algorithm to identify and ass...
10:35 pm -05 - Fri, November 30, 2018
Engadget NYC lawmakers want to criminalize sending unwanted dick pics
While Apple's AirDrop feature makes it simple for people to share photos, videos and documents with each other, it unfortunately also makes it really easy for people to anonymously send unsolicit...
10:01 pm -05 - Fri, November 30, 2018
Engadget Survey says teens find some benefit from social media
The Pew Research Center has already given us a look into teens' social media and smartphone use, and in a new survey it's sharing some of the more positive effects of social media, as experi...
09:36 pm -05 - Fri, November 30, 2018
Engadget Some companies are considering ditching WiFi for private 5G
No matter how much it's changed our lives, WiFi can be endlessly annoying because of how spotty and unreliable it often is, even for those of us in small homes. It can prove a bigger headache sti...
09:13 pm -05 - Fri, November 30, 2018
Engadget Windows 10 may soon tell you which apps are using your microphone
Microsoft is testing some privacy and notification features in its latest Windows 10 Insider preview for Fast Ring users. A previous build added an icon to the notification area that tells you when yo...
08:52 pm -05 - Fri, November 30, 2018
Engadget AT&T's WarnerMedia streaming service will include three plans
When AT&amp;T's WarnerMedia-themed streaming service arrives in late 2019, you may have to think about how much you want -- not just whether or not you want it in the first place. In a prese...
08:30 pm -05 - Fri, November 30, 2018
Engadget Googles China search engine drama
The first time many of us heard about China's use of facial recognition on jaywalkers was just this week when a prominent Chinese businesswoman was publicly "named and shamed" for impro...
08:00 pm -05 - Fri, November 30, 2018
Engadget 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' comes to Facebook Watch
Starting today, you can give in to your nostalgia and watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and Firefly on Facebook Watch. The show comes to the social network as part of a deal with 20th Century Fox....
07:48 pm -05 - Fri, November 30, 2018
Engadget Hacker hijacks 50,000 printers to tell people to subscribe to PewDiePie
Over the course of this week, some printers have been printing out a strange message asking people to subscribe to PewDiePie's YouTube channel. The message appears to be the result of a simple ex...
07:27 pm -05 - Fri, November 30, 2018
Engadget Google explains the Pixel 3's improved AI portraits
Google's Pixel 3 takes portrait photos that are more accurate than its predecessor could take when new, which is no mean feat when you realize that the upgrade comes solely through software. But...
07:00 pm -05 - Fri, November 30, 2018
Engadget The Black Shark looks like a gaming phone, runs like any other
Some of the most popular mobile games have player bases far exceeding those of big-name, AAA console titles. And where simple but addictive puzzlers like Candy Crush Saga used to be the pinnacle, we n...
06:47 pm -05 - Fri, November 30, 2018
Engadget E Ink display lets you write on it as if it were paper
You can already get e-paper notepads that come close to replicating the feel of writing on dead trees, but E Ink thinks it can do better. The company has unveiled a new film, JustWrite, that promises...
06:30 pm -05 - Fri, November 30, 2018
Engadget Inside Chronicle, Alphabets cybersecurity moonshot
Fifteen years ago, cybersecurity could be boiled down to a simple strategy: Secure the perimeter. Experts fought against malware and other nefarious code by implementing firewalls and other point-of-e...
06:15 pm -05 - Fri, November 30, 2018
Engadget The best LED desk lamp
By Anna PerlingThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commissi...
06:02 pm -05 - Fri, November 30, 2018
Engadget Google Pixel Slate review: The burden of bad software
Google's Pixel Slate is a maddening device to review. It's the latest in a line of premium, expensive Chrome OS devices from Google -- but the first that's a tablet, meant to compete wi...
05:14 pm -05 - Fri, November 30, 2018
Engadget Facebook reportedly agrees to share an update on its civil rights audit
The civil rights advocacy group of Color of Change released a statement today describing a meeting it had with Facebook leaders regarding a civil rights audit the organization has demanded from the so...
05:00 pm -05 - Fri, November 30, 2018
Engadget The best VR gifts
Virtual reality offers all manner of immersive experiences, including short films, but gaming is where VR really shines right now. So, if you have a gamer in your life who seems to already have everyt...
03:55 pm -05 - Fri, November 30, 2018
Engadget Google adds more media and messaging options to Android Auto
Google is rolling out media playback and messaging updates on Android Auto to make it more convenient while keeping safety at the forefront. The refreshed media interface should quickly help you find ...
03:22 pm -05 - Fri, November 30, 2018
Engadget Lawmakers still want details from Amazon on its facial recognition tech
In July, three members of Congress -- Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), Representative Luis Guti&eacute;rrez (D-IL) and Representative Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) -- sent Amazon and CEO Jeff Bezos a letter req...
02:33 pm -05 - Fri, November 30, 2018
Engadget Grindr president defends controversial LGBTQ marriage remarks
The president of Grindr is trying to walk back controversial same-sex marriage comments reported by the app's in-house magazine and elsewhere. "Some people think that marriage is a holy unio...
02:10 pm -05 - Fri, November 30, 2018
Engadget Cambridge Analytica used fashion tastes to profile Facebook users
The Cambridge Analytica scandal blew the lid off Facebook's haphazard handling of user data earlier this year. More than eight months have passed since it came to light and we're still glean...
01:48 pm -05 - Fri, November 30, 2018
Engadget Apple Music will work on Echo speakers starting December 17th
Amazon is pretty platform-agnostic when it comes to music. Its Echo speakers obviously work with Amazon Music as well as Spotify, Pandora, IHeartRadio and a number of other options. Starting on Decemb...
01:15 pm -05 - Fri, November 30, 2018
Engadget Marriott says Starwood data breach could affect 500 million guests
Starwood Hotels has been hit by another data breach, the third such incident in as many years. Parent Marriott today revealed that the records of 500 million guests have been stolen from Starwood'...
01:00 pm -05 - Fri, November 30, 2018
Engadget Inside Dolby and Odeon's mission to revive a British cinematic icon
Trips to the movies are just the worst, with exorbitant prices, endless trailers, bad seats and, of course, the other people. Attendances in the UK are flat and dwindling in the US as more folks choos...
12:16 pm -05 - Fri, November 30, 2018
Engadget UK supermarket Tesco teams with VW to install 2,500 EV chargers
The UK's EV charging infrastructure is getting a huge boost courtesy of a new partnership between the country's biggest supermarket chain, Tesco, and Volkswagen. They're joining forces ...
11:30 am -05 - Fri, November 30, 2018
Engadget The Morning After: Netflix drops 'Daredevil'
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.We have bad news for yet another Marvel series on Netflix, and Starbucks said it's putting a porn filter on its free WiFi networks. Finally, kick off your Fri...
10:58 am -05 - Fri, November 30, 2018
Engadget DJ Khaled and Floyd Mayweather fined for illegally promoting ICOs
Last year the SEC issued a warning to celebrities promoting Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency offerings, saying they "must disclose the nature, scope, and amount of compensation received in exchan...
10:00 am -05 - Fri, November 30, 2018
Engadget Instagram's 'Close Friends' feature lets you keep Stories private
Instagram is introducing a bit more privacy to its social network with a new feature called Close Friends. It lets you share Stories that might be of a more private nature with just a select group of ...
08:45 am -05 - Fri, November 30, 2018
Engadget Toyota untethers its T-HR3 humanoid robot thanks to 5G
Toyota just brought your dreams of an Avatar-like proxy one step closer to reality. Teaming with NTT Docomo, it remotely controlled its T-HR3 humanoid robot over a 5G network from a distance of 10 kil...
06:27 am -05 - Fri, November 30, 2018
Engadget Sheryl Sandberg asked Facebook staff to 'look into' Soros investments
It has been about two weeks since the New York Times published an expos&eacute; on Facebook's response to bad press and protests against it over the last couple of years. Since then, an outgo...
03:48 am -05 - Fri, November 30, 2018
Engadget Netflix and Disney cancel 'Daredevil' too
Last month Netflix announced two of the "Defenders" series it produces with Marvel and Netflix had come to an end, and now it's pulling the plug on Daredevil too. Season three debuted j...
01:27 am -05 - Fri, November 30, 2018
Engadget Hulu Live TV adds a few channels from Discovery
Starting today, Hulu Live TV subscribers will have access to Discovery networks. The channels, spread across a variety of packages available on the live streaming service, include Discovery, TLC, Moto...
12:29 am -05 - Fri, November 30, 2018
Engadget China reportedly tracks EV data including drivers locations
The Associated Press reports today that more than 200 EV manufacturers including Tesla, Volkswagen, BMW and others transmit real time vehicle data like position, engine information and battery charge ...