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11:33 pm -05 - Wed, February 27, 2019
Engadget Apple details layoffs of 190 workers in its self-driving car division
After early confirmation, Apple is officially laying off workers in its self-driving car team. The company sent a letter to the California Employment Development Department warning that it would let ...
10:19 pm -05 - Wed, February 27, 2019
Engadget Netflix UK uploaded 'The Notebook' with an alternate ending
If you're a Netflix UK subscriber with a penchant for romantic movies, you probably got a rude surprise in recent days. Netflix has confirmed that it inadvertently uploaded an "alternate ve...
09:19 pm -05 - Wed, February 27, 2019
Engadget Watch OneWeb launch its first 5G satellites into space at 4:37PM ET
After a number of delays, US-based communications company OneWeb is finally ready to launch its first batch of satellites that will provide internet access to rural regions around the world. The compa...
09:04 pm -05 - Wed, February 27, 2019
Engadget US bans cargo shipments of lithium-ion batteries on passenger planes
The US government just added a new wrinkle to receiving lithium-ion batteries. The Department of Transportation and the FAA have issued an interim rule banning the transport of lithium-ion batteries ...
08:36 pm -05 - Wed, February 27, 2019
Engadget 'The Tick' returns to Amazon Prime Video on April 5th
Amazon renewed its quirky superhero series The Tick for a second season all the way back in January last year, and we finally know when you can expect the next batch of episodes on Prime Video. Along ...
08:15 pm -05 - Wed, February 27, 2019
Engadget Congress to Google: Howd you 'forget' about the Nest Secures mic?
A week after news broke that Google's Nest Secure system has a microphone no one knew about, Congress is seeking answers from CEO Sundar Pichai. The company's Nest Guard -- a small hub that ...
07:57 pm -05 - Wed, February 27, 2019
Engadget Amazon puts former Kindle leader in charge of its pharmacy business
Amazon's entry into the pharmacy business might not have the leader you'd expect. CNBC has learned that the online retailer has picked Nader Kabbani, an executive who helped establish the K...
07:39 pm -05 - Wed, February 27, 2019
Engadget Dow Jones' list of risky businesses was left on a public server
A Dow Jones database detailing more than 2.4 million records of risky businesses and people has been exposed. A third-party company reportedly left the watchlist on a public server without password pr...
07:25 pm -05 - Wed, February 27, 2019
Engadget FTC fines TikTok $5.7 million over child privacy violations
The creators of TikTok are facing US penalties for allegedly doing too little to respect kids' privacy. The Federal Trade Commission has fined TikTok (aka Musical.ly) $5.7 million as part of a s...
07:02 pm -05 - Wed, February 27, 2019
Engadget Cartoon Network app 'rewards' TV viewing with virtual figurines
How do you persuade people to watch your TV shows when their phones serve as a constant distraction? By rewarding them through their phones for watching. Cartoon Network is launching an app, Cartoon...
06:45 pm -05 - Wed, February 27, 2019
Engadget Sony Aibo review: Just get a puppy
Sony's original Aibo robotic dog blew the public's collective mind when it debuted in 1999, instantly becoming a cultural touchstone and commanding a rabidly loyal fan base. People still hol...
06:24 pm -05 - Wed, February 27, 2019
Engadget Motorola confirms its foldable phone is coming
By now, it's not much of a secret that Motorola is working on a folding phone of its own: A patent for such a device surfaced late last year, and a subsequent report in The Wall Street Journal ba...
06:13 pm -05 - Wed, February 27, 2019
Engadget T-Mobiles 5G data wont cost more than current plans
Earlier this week, rumors circulated that T-Mobile would delay its 5G launch until the second-half of this year. Today, CTO Neville Ray told PC Mag it still plans to start rolling out its 5G network i...
05:49 pm -05 - Wed, February 27, 2019
Engadget Hyundai is building a dedicated platform for a future EV fleet
Hyundai announced today its intention to build a dedicated electric vehicle platform that will be used for a new electric car set to be released in 2020, according to CNET. The platform, part of a pla...
05:24 pm -05 - Wed, February 27, 2019
Engadget 'Star Trek: Discovery' sets a course for a third season
Star Trek: Discovery has been a hit for CBS All Access, so it's not a huge surprise that the show has been renewed for a third season. The show will continue into 2020 and with a new co-showrunne...
05:05 pm -05 - Wed, February 27, 2019
Engadget The F(x)tec Pro 1 is a love letter to your old QWERTY keyboard phones
If you're a geek of a certain age, you probably had some kind of phone with a physical keyboard. For me, it was the BlackBerry Tour. For my younger sister, it was the magnificently chunky Motorol...
04:59 pm -05 - Wed, February 27, 2019
Engadget 'PUBG' gets limited-time 'Horizon: Zero Dawn' outfits on PS4
It's been two years since Horizon: Zero Dawn was released, and to mark the occasion, Guerilla Games is partnering with PUBG Corporation to bring themed outfits and weapon skins to PlayerUnknown&#...
04:41 pm -05 - Wed, February 27, 2019
Engadget Honda shows the near-final version of its compact electric car
Honda's Urban EV concept is nearly ready to hit the road in earnest. As teased in January, the automaker has unveiled a Honda E Prototype that "previews" the production version of its ...
04:10 pm -05 - Wed, February 27, 2019
Engadget Hills can't stop this all-wheel-drive robot lawn mower
Robotic lawn mowers aren't a recent development, but they're still far from common, at least in the US. This week at MWC, Husqvarna announced its first all-wheel drive (AWD) option with the ...
04:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 27, 2019
Engadget Meet Macaulay Culkin, retro video game nerd
Macaulay Culkin is roughly 10 years behind when it comes to video games. The most up-to-date console he owns is an Xbox 360, which he plugs in mostly to beat Mass Effect 2 again or blast through swarm...
03:48 pm -05 - Wed, February 27, 2019
Engadget 'Semi-solid state' batteries could lead to cheaper, longer-range EVs
The race to create cheaper, longer-lasting batteries just got more interesting. 24M, a US Department of Energy-funded startup, announced that it has delivered semi-solid state lithium-ion batteries wi...
03:30 pm -05 - Wed, February 27, 2019
Engadget Acura guns for the sports luxury SUV market with the RDX
The Acura RDX (starting at $37,400) got a much-needed redesign and infusion of tech for the 2019 model. The SUV went from a boring box to an aggressive-looking, less-expensive competitor to the Audi Q...
03:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 27, 2019
Engadget The Shadow Ghost game-streaming box won't replace your PC or console
Blade's Shadow game-streaming service made a big splash when it launched last year. For $35 per month, it brings the power of a gaming PC to almost any device, be it a smartphone or a slim notebo...
02:43 pm -05 - Wed, February 27, 2019
Engadget Pocket Casts for Amazon Echo picks up where your phone left off
Pocket Casts, widely hailed as the best podcasts app around, is coming to Amazon's Echo smart speakers. An Alexa skill is a natural progression for the premium app, allowing users to pick up wher...
02:26 pm -05 - Wed, February 27, 2019
Engadget 'Pokmon Sword' and 'Shield' arrive on Switch late 2019
Nintendo and Game Freak have been promising an honest-to-goodness Pok&eacute;mon role-playing game for the Switch for years, and they're nearly ready to deliver. They've unveiled Pok&am...
02:02 pm -05 - Wed, February 27, 2019
Engadget New 'Dune' games are on their way after almost 20 years
It's a good time to be a Dune fan. Not only is the classic sci-fi novel getting a movie remake in 2020 courtesy of Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve, but it looks like there's a se...
01:39 pm -05 - Wed, February 27, 2019
Engadget Boeings autonomous fighter jet could arrive next year
Boeing has unveiled an autonomous fighter jet which is expected to take to the skies in 2020. The aircraft is designed to fly alongside crewed jets during combat, performing early warning tests, intel...
01:21 pm -05 - Wed, February 27, 2019
Engadget 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' has replaced 'Melee' at Evo 2019
The annual Evolution Championship Series (Evo) has revealed the game roster for its 2019 eSports tournament and there's one notable absence. Super Smash Bros. Melee for the GameCube -- widely rec...
01:01 pm -05 - Wed, February 27, 2019
Engadget Comparing the Galaxy S10 and the Xperia 1 to the iPhone XS Max
Folding phones aren't the only big displays you'll see at this year's Mobile World Congress. Plenty of traditional, non-bendy devices have graced the show floor this year, with screens ...
12:42 pm -05 - Wed, February 27, 2019
Engadget Faraday Future couldn't raise the cash to bring back its workers
Things seemed to be looking up for Faraday Future by the end of 2018, with the company reaching a restructuring deal with its main investor. Unfortunately, it reportedly wasn't able to secure eno...
12:21 pm -05 - Wed, February 27, 2019
Engadget San Francisco used an algorithm to help it reverse pot convictions
San Francisco has used an algorithm to to help identify more than 8,000 pot conviction cases for expungement. The District Attorney's office began working with non-profit Code For America on an a...
12:05 pm -05 - Wed, February 27, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Huge battery, one very thick smartphone
Welcome back! Now all these new phones are out there, which one is for you? We've compared the Class of 2019's best flagship devices to offer a dispassionate comparison of numbers -- and our...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 27, 2019
Engadget FedEx will trial autonomous delivery robots this summer
FedEx is making its first moves into autonomous delivery. The company announced today that it's working on the SameDay Bot, a small vehicle that can travel independently along sidewalks and roads...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 27, 2019
Engadget The stylish Polestar 2 takes on the Model 3 with a 275-mile range
The Polestar 1 is arguably one of the best looking modern cars out there. It's also the first and last hybrid from the electric-performance subsidiary of Volvo. Today at an event in Sweden the au...
11:30 am -05 - Wed, February 27, 2019
Engadget The LG V50's Dual Screen is a half-step towards a foldable phone
Despite foldable phones being all the rage at MWC, one of the bigger companies at the show didn't have one. LG has been clear that it won't introduce a foldable phone anytime soon, choosing ...
10:50 am -05 - Wed, February 27, 2019
Engadget British broadcasters are teaming up to launch a Netflix rival... again
The BBC and ITV, Britain's two largest broadcasters, are hoping to launch a homegrown rival to Netflix in the UK. BritBox, which is already available in the US and Canada, would bring a huge amou...
10:20 am -05 - Wed, February 27, 2019
Engadget The 'Digit' robot could be the future of humanoid pizza deliveries
Agility Robotics has unleashed a new model that joins the exclusive club of humanoid robots. "Digit" is the company's first bipedal robot to have four degree-of-freedom arms. It can use...
09:38 am -05 - Wed, February 27, 2019
Engadget FTC cracks down on fake Amazon reviews in landmark case
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has resolved its first ever case over paid fake reviews on a retail website. In the agency's complaint, it accused Amazon seller Cure Encapsulations Inc. and it...
08:10 am -05 - Wed, February 27, 2019
Engadget Spotify launches in India
Spotify has had its eyes set firmly on the Indian market for some time. Now, after a messy legal dispute with Warner Music Group, the music-streaming service has officially launched in the country. Wi...
06:36 am -05 - Wed, February 27, 2019
Engadget Samsung's new 512GB flash chip is twice as fast as its predecessor
Samsung's future phones, including the Galaxy Fold, will have read and write speeds comparable with snappy ultra-fast laptops. The Korean tech giant has started mass producing what it says is the...
03:02 am -05 - Wed, February 27, 2019
Engadget Avo for iOS shows even sentient stone fruits can be heroes
Developer Playdeo is about to release its first mobile game, and the protagonist it cooked up sure is adorable. In Avo, you'll take control of an avocado, drawing paths for the cute fruit to take...
01:27 am -05 - Wed, February 27, 2019
Engadget VW turned the Jetta into a brand for young Chinese car-buyers
Outside of Beijing and Shanghai, many Chinese city dwellers don't own cars, but the country's growing middle class has its sights set on individual ownership. That's a business opportun...
11:59 pm -05 - Tue, February 26, 2019
Engadget Twitter bans right-wing activist Jacob Wohl over fake accounts
Twitter has cracked down on one of its more overt offenders. The social network told Daily Beast it has banned conservative activist Jacob Wohl for "multiple violations" of its rules by cre...
11:16 pm -05 - Tue, February 26, 2019
Engadget Farming RPG Stardew Valley finally comes to Android
About five months after the "delightful farming RPG Stardew Valley" came to iOS, it's ready for Android. The now three-year-old game will be available on the Google Play Store for $8 on...
10:55 pm -05 - Tue, February 26, 2019
Engadget FTC task force will investigate tech industry competition
The FTC is about to step up its scrutiny of tech companies. The Commission has created a task force devoted to investigating competition in the tech industry. It will "coordinate and consult wi...
10:37 pm -05 - Tue, February 26, 2019
Engadget Jaguar's 2020 XE uses AI to help you get comfortable
Jaguar isn't saving all its technological tricks for showcase vehicles like the I-Pace. The automaker has unveiled the 2020 XE, an entry luxury sedan that packs a surprising amount of tech. Mos...
10:17 pm -05 - Tue, February 26, 2019
Engadget Chrome extension sends your political gripes to Congress
The next time you take to social media to lodge a complaint about the current state of politics, why not send the message off to someone who can actually do something about it? ePluribus, a Chrome ext...
10:05 pm -05 - Tue, February 26, 2019
Engadget Just what the world needs: budget-friendly kamikaze drones
Kalashnikov, which is most famous for its AK-47 assault rifle, is moving into new territory with a drone that can carry up to three kilograms of explosives and detonate on impact. The KUB-UAV can trav...
09:25 pm -05 - Tue, February 26, 2019
Engadget Cyber Command put the kibosh on Russian trolls during the midterms
The US military has reportedly retaliated against Russian attempts to interfere in elections. Cyber Command took the notorious Internet Research Agency offline on 2018 midterm election day in November...
09:15 pm -05 - Tue, February 26, 2019
Engadget Ultra-fast USB 3.2 is coming to desktop PCs in 2019
The speedy USB 3.2 format has technically been ready for the better part of two years, but it's finally ready for a PC near you. The USB-IF standards body has revealed that 3.2-capable controlle...
08:45 pm -05 - Tue, February 26, 2019
Engadget THQ Nordic did an 8chan AMA and it went as well as you'd think
The marketing team at THQ Nordic woke up on Monday morning, made some coffee, powered on their computers and decided to host an AMA on a website blacklisted by Google in 2015 for hosting "suspect...
08:30 pm -05 - Tue, February 26, 2019
Engadget Comparing the Galaxy S10, Nokia 9 and LG G8: Cameras galore
So we're more than neck deep into Mobile World Congress, and our hands-ons have been coming pretty fast and furious. Though you'll have to wait a bit to see our full reviews of the latest fl...
08:21 pm -05 - Tue, February 26, 2019
Engadget VW may pour $1.7 billion into Ford's self-driving car venture
VW and Ford may be serious about partnering on self-driving cars. Wall Street Journal sources claim VW has tentatively agreed to invest a total of $1.7 billion in Ford's autonomy-focused Argo sub...
07:47 pm -05 - Tue, February 26, 2019
Engadget The 5G Galaxy S10 is coming to South Korea first in April
MWC attendees were among the first in the world to get their hands on Samsung's Galaxy S10 5G, but some of the company's biggest fans won't have to wait too much longer to buy one. The ...
07:22 pm -05 - Tue, February 26, 2019
Engadget Google Docs' AI grammar checker rolls out to G Suite users
Google Docs' AI grammar suggestions are no longer limited to early adopters. The company is rolling out the machine learning tool for G Suite users, giving them an easier way to polish their rep...
06:58 pm -05 - Tue, February 26, 2019
Engadget Googles DeepMind can predict wind patterns a day in advance
Wind power has become increasingly popular, but its success is limited by the fact that wind comes and goes as it pleases, making it hard for power grids to count on the renewable energy and less like...
06:20 pm -05 - Tue, February 26, 2019
Engadget Indie favorite 'To the Moon' is coming to Nintendo Switch this summer
Indie RPG favorite To the Moon is set to make the journey to the Nintendo Switch this summer. Developer XD Network and publisher Freebird Games announced the title would make its console debut later t...
05:57 pm -05 - Tue, February 26, 2019
Engadget Red Dead Online patch adds daily challenges
Rockstar Games announced today the first major patch for the online version of Red Dead Redemption. The update will bring Red Dead Online players new gameplay options to choose from, more weapons and ...
05:31 pm -05 - Tue, February 26, 2019
Engadget Google Duo video calls are available on the web
Google is still making good on its shift in messaging strategy -- the internet pioneer has quietly rolled out Duo audio and video calls on the web in the US. So long as you've signed in to your ...
05:17 pm -05 - Tue, February 26, 2019
Engadget The next 'Overwatch' hero is a battle-scarred combat medic
Overwatch fans only have a handful of options for healers, but they're about to get one more. Blizzard has revealed that the game's next hero is Baptiste, a Haitian combat medic who grew up...
04:52 pm -05 - Tue, February 26, 2019
Engadget Facebook Watch is getting an animated comedy starring Anna Kendrick
Today, Facebook announced a new animated comedy series for its Watch tab called Human Discoveries. It will star Anna Kendrick and Zac Efron. It's scheduled to air later this year and will be set ...
04:36 pm -05 - Tue, February 26, 2019
Engadget Swatch accuses Samsung of copying its watch faces
Just days after Samsung unveiled its latest Galaxy Watch, the tech titan is in hot water over its existing range of smartwatches. Swatch Group -- the watchmaker behind the Tissot, Omega, Rado and Swat...
04:21 pm -05 - Tue, February 26, 2019
Engadget Facebook Watch is reportedly slashing its news programming
Facebook will only renew about a third of the 21 news shows on its viewing platform Facebook Watch, Digiday reports. In an attempt to maximize its $90 million news budget, Facebook Watch is changing i...
04:04 pm -05 - Tue, February 26, 2019
Engadget Appeals court upholds AT&T's purchase of Time Warner
AT&amp;T doesn't have to worry that its acquisition of Time Warner might be undone. A federal appeals court has upheld the merger in the face of a Justice Department challenge from July. The ...
04:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 26, 2019
Engadget How KaiOS claimed the third-place mobile crown
In December 2015, Mozilla announced it would be abandoning Firefox OS as a smartphone platform. Many assumed the company's withdrawal would kill any hope of a mobile operating system built around...
03:30 pm -05 - Tue, February 26, 2019
Engadget Dispatches from MWC: Six things that don't fold
Did you hear? They're making foldable phones now! Yes, it's the unavoidable bendy trend of the show for sure, but there's plenty more going on here in Barcelona, and we've summed i...
03:15 pm -05 - Tue, February 26, 2019
Engadget Rotten Tomatoes takes on trolls by removing 'want to see' scores
Rotten Tomatoes is overhauling its Audience Rating System in an effort to stamp out so-called "review bombing." As part of the ongoing changes, the review aggregation site is axing the "...
03:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 26, 2019
Engadget iHeartMedia will make it easy to create pop-up radio stations
Radio giant iHeartMedia, which runs more than 850 stations throughout the US, is expanding into the world of "pop-up" broadcasting following its acquisition of audio tech company Radiojar. T...
03:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 26, 2019
Engadget Sony's 135mm f/1.8 G Master full-frame lens is all about bokeh
Last year at Photokina 2018, Sony said it had big plans to keep growing its E-mount lens portfolio. The company revealed back then it was working on 12 new lenses for its Alpha mirrorless cameras, whi...
02:53 pm -05 - Tue, February 26, 2019
Engadget Huawei P30 Pro turns up a month early in prototype form
You might not have to wait until Huawei's March 26th event to see the P30 series in the flesh -- you may be looking at it right now. Digital Trends says it obtained a behind-closed-doors peek at ...
02:08 pm -05 - Tue, February 26, 2019
Engadget Porsche plans to electrify its best-selling Macan SUV
Porsche has announced that it will electrify the next-generation Macan, which will become its first all-electric compact SUV. The EV version of the Macan, which is Porsche's best-selling vehicle ...
02:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 26, 2019
Engadget Pandora Stories merge music playlists with podcasts
Pandora has launched a new format called "Stories," which marries music tracks with podcasts in a single playlist. Musicians can take full advantage of the new feature by making a playlist o...
02:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 26, 2019
Engadget Tinder adds a Spring Break mode for college spring flings
Looking for a fling over your spring break? Tinder has college students covered. The dating app is introducing a new feature called Spring Break mode that will allow prospective matches to display whe...
01:38 pm -05 - Tue, February 26, 2019
Engadget Apple Watch might finally add sleep tracking next year
A future version of the Apple Watch will reportedly pack a sleep monitoring feature. The tech giant has been quietly testing the functionality at its Cupertino base, according to insiders who spoke to...
01:29 pm -05 - Tue, February 26, 2019
Engadget Comparing the Galaxy Fold, the Huawei Mate X and the Royole FlexPai
Over the past few years, new handsets haven't had a lot to distinguish themselves from the competition. We've seen more powerful cameras and larger screens, but the basic design has been a b...
01:05 pm -05 - Tue, February 26, 2019
Engadget An LA hospital will put Alexa in over 100 patients' rooms
Over 100 patients staying at Cedars-Sinai can now ask Alexa to control their TVs and call their nurses for them. The hospital has launched a pilot program to test an Alexa-powered healthcare platform ...
12:30 pm -05 - Tue, February 26, 2019
Engadget Energizer's big battery smartphone is almost three iPhones thick
Energizer has teased a huge array of smartphones for a while. The company that makes the devices, Avenir Telecom, has used that branding to showcase dummy phone models at MWC with stupidly-high capaci...
12:04 pm -05 - Tue, February 26, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: The birth of 1TB microSD cards
It's your Tuesday morning, and we're talking about Microsoft's mixed-reality future (it's good, but it's not for your entertainment) and tiny, huge-capacity microSD cards. And...
11:03 am -05 - Tue, February 26, 2019
Engadget AMD finally delivers drivers that will boost Ryzen Mobile laptops
AMD released its Ryzen Mobile APU in October 2017 with the promise of bargain gaming performance, but since then, driver support has been non-existent. Rather, owners have relied on laptop manufacture...
10:01 am -05 - Tue, February 26, 2019
Engadget It looks like Apple Music is coming to Google Home
Over two months since Apple Music landed on Amazon Echo, it's now set for another smart speaker that isn't the HomePod. A listing for the music streaming service has been spotted inside the ...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, February 26, 2019
Engadget HTC's Vive Focus Plus gives you full hand tracking on the go
Oculus Quest is coming. The all-in-one VR headset, which is due this spring for $399, represents a major threat to HTC and its expanding Vive business. So how is the company responding? With a new hea...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, February 26, 2019
Engadget HTC's Vive Focus Plus is a business-ready VR bundle
Oculus Quest is coming. The all-in-one VR headset, which is due this spring for $399, represents a major threat to HTC and its expanding Vive business. So how is the company responding? With a new hea...
08:01 am -05 - Tue, February 26, 2019
Engadget HTC's blockchain phone can now be bought with real money
HTC is taking its blockchain phone a little more mainstream. Today, the company has announced that the Exodus 1 can be purchased for 750 US dollars. That's right, traditional money. The kind that...
07:27 am -05 - Tue, February 26, 2019
Engadget Target teamed up with brands on a curated third-party marketplace
Target is expanding its third-party offerings with the launch of a new online marketplace called Target+. Unlike its Amazon counterpart that takes applications to sell from any brand or vendor, though...
02:14 am -05 - Tue, February 26, 2019
Engadget Apple opens in-app subscription discounts to existing users
In a ploy to keep people paying for apps, Apple will let developers offer discounted subscriptions to current and recent subscribers. Until now, developers could only offer freebies and introductory d...
12:30 am -05 - Tue, February 26, 2019
Engadget SEC says Elon Musk violated settlement with tweet
Elon Musk might be in hot water with regulators mere months after he reached a settlement over a financially relevant Twitter post. The US Securities and Exchange Commission has asked a judge to hold...
11:56 pm -05 - Mon, February 25, 2019
Engadget Microsoft chief defends controversial military HoloLens contract
Microsoft employees objecting to a US Army HoloLens contract aren't likely to get many concessions from their company's leadership. CEO Satya Nadella has defended the deal in a CNN intervie...
10:31 pm -05 - Mon, February 25, 2019
Engadget 'Apex Legends' team plans to fix player hitbox issues
Apex Legends is a success by most measures, but that doesn't mean it's without problems. A Respawn community manager said the developer is aware of and "discussing" multiple compl...
09:04 pm -05 - Mon, February 25, 2019
Engadget FCC allocates $67 million to boost rural broadband adoption
The FCC is acting on its promise to pour more money into rural broadband. The regulator has formally offered an additional $67 million to 207 rural carriers through the Connect America Fund on the con...
08:32 pm -05 - Mon, February 25, 2019
Engadget Electron microscope can record movies at the atomic scale
The Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory installed a new electron detector that can capture images at the atomic level at a much faster rate than ever before. One possible...
08:02 pm -05 - Mon, February 25, 2019
Engadget Zero's new SR/F electric motorcycle can go 160 miles on a charge
Zero Motorcycles, the Tesla of the motorcycle world, announced the latest addition to its lineup of electric bikes today. The 2020 SR/F offers an air-cooled motor that can produce 110 horsepower and 1...
07:31 pm -05 - Mon, February 25, 2019
Engadget Facebook says it has 'work to do' improving moderator job conditions
Facebook hasn't been shy about hiring thousands of moderators to screen content that violates its policies, but there hasn't been much insight into conditions for those moderators. And unfo...
07:23 pm -05 - Mon, February 25, 2019
Engadget India wants to keep online shopping data close to home
India published a draft e-commerce policy that could have a big impact on major players like Amazon and Walmart-owned Flipkart, as well as foreshadow regulations for social media companies like Facebo...
07:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 25, 2019
Engadget Nubia's Alpha 'smartphone' is the wildest wearable yet
Flexible displays are everywhere at MWC this year. But almost every company is using them in the same way -- to build phones that seamlessly switch between a clamshell and small tablet. Nubia, meanwhi...
06:18 pm -05 - Mon, February 25, 2019
Engadget Three classic Resident Evil games come to the Switch on May 21st
Four months after Capcom announced it would bring three Resident Evil games to the Nintendo Switch, we have a release date -- May 21. The company shared a save-the-date for Resident Evil 0, Resident E...
05:59 pm -05 - Mon, February 25, 2019
Engadget Verily's algorithm helps prevent eye disease in India
Verily's efforts to spot and prevent eye disease through algorithms are becoming more tangible. The Alphabet-owned company has revealed that its eye disease algorithm is seeing its first real-wor...
05:24 pm -05 - Mon, February 25, 2019
Engadget Googles lower-cost Pixel phones may have been revealed in FCC filings
Filings made with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) may have revealed two upcoming smartphones from Google. Documents posted by the government agency today show two new devices from the comp...
05:09 pm -05 - Mon, February 25, 2019
Engadget Visa will help bring tap-to-pay to more buses and subways
Tap-to-pay is incredibly convenient for mass transit, but it's also incredibly inconsistent. There's no guarantee you'll find it in every big city, let alone smaller burgs that can...
04:35 pm -05 - Mon, February 25, 2019
Engadget Microsoft HoloLens 2 hands-on: A giant leap closer to mixed reality
Microsoft has made mixed reality less awkward. That was the major takeaway from my time with HoloLens 2, its new $3,500 headset aimed not at you (or me), but at businesses. It's not only because ...
04:10 pm -05 - Mon, February 25, 2019
Engadget Watch Sony's MWC 2019 event in under 9 minutes
Sony opened up its MWC booth a little early to announce its latest phones. We don't blame you if you slept in, it was early in the day even here in Barcelona. If you missed the festivities, don&#...
03:52 pm -05 - Mon, February 25, 2019
Engadget Android will support more password-free sign-ins
It just became that much easier to ditch passwords on your phone. Android is officially FIDO2 certified, making it possible to sign into supporting apps and websites (such as pages that rely on the W...
03:45 pm -05 - Mon, February 25, 2019
Engadget A closer look at Samsung's 5G Galaxy S10
The first time we got to spend a little time with Samsung's new Galaxy S10 5G, it came with a serious caveat: We couldn't actually turn the thing on. (Annoying, right?) As a result, the comp...
03:29 pm -05 - Mon, February 25, 2019
Engadget T-Mobile delays the launch of its 5G service
Sprint may have committed to debuting its 5G service this May, but partner T-Mobile is a little behind. In an interview with CNET, the company's chief technology officer Neville Ray said that a 5...
03:29 pm -05 - Mon, February 25, 2019
Engadget T-Mobile denies delaying its 5G launch (update)
Sprint may have committed to debuting its 5G service this May, but partner T-Mobile is a little behind. In an interview with CNET, the company's chief technology officer Neville Ray said that a 5...
03:29 pm -05 - Mon, February 25, 2019
Engadget T-Mobile denies delaying its 5G launch (updated)
Sprint may have committed to debuting its 5G service this May, but partner T-Mobile is a little behind. In an interview with CNET, the company's chief technology officer Neville Ray said that a 5...
02:27 pm -05 - Mon, February 25, 2019
Engadget Vuzix's M400 is another AR device built for enterprise, not you
Today, augmented reality glasses company Vuzix announced the M400 Smart Glasses, which will be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. They will be one of the first headsets powered...
02:15 pm -05 - Mon, February 25, 2019
Engadget Here's what you missed over the weekend at MWC 2019
While you're enjoying a cup of coffee or tea to kickstart your week, there's a lot of MWC news to catch up on from over the weekend. Huawei, LG, Microsoft and others all hosted events in Bar...
01:50 pm -05 - Mon, February 25, 2019
Engadget Sprint's 5G service launches in four cities this May
It's Sprint's turn to commit to a 5G network launch. The carrier has confirmed that full-fledged 5G service will debut in May in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and Kansas City. Houston, Los Angele...
12:55 pm -05 - Mon, February 25, 2019
Engadget The era of 1TB microSD cards has begun
While processors can no longer keep up with Moore's law, memory manufacturers keep cramming more storage into ever-smaller spaces. Micron and Western Digital have both unveiled 1TB microSD memory...
12:25 pm -05 - Mon, February 25, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Huawei's foldable phone
Good morning! If you like your phones foldable, ready for 5G or just plain brand new, then we've got quite the Morning After for you. Over the weekend, we saw Huawei's attempt at a foldable ...
12:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 25, 2019
Engadget Facebook's mesh network tech will deliver 5G broadband in California
Facebook's open-source Terragraph WiFi technology will power 5G home broadband in Alameda, California. Unveiled in 2016, the 60GHz millimeter-wave wireless tech is designed to bypass cost-prohibi...
12:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 25, 2019
Engadget MLS' new app combines highlights, fantasy soccer and merch
Major League Soccer is launching a new flagship app today ahead of the 2019 season that will let fans get highlights, tickets, merchandise and fantasy info in one place. After you set your club prefer...
11:38 am -05 - Mon, February 25, 2019
Engadget Netflix's three 'Roma' Oscar wins show streaming can rival Hollywood
In 22 years, Netflix has gone from a DVD rental service to the future of entertainment, turning the existing industry on its head. At last night's Academy Awards, the company has, once and for al...
11:16 am -05 - Mon, February 25, 2019
Engadget A closer look at the foldable Huawei Mate X
The battle for foldable supremacy is raging on, and Huawei has a strong contender in the Mate X. But just like with Samsung's Galaxy Fold, we haven't been able to actually touch Huawei'...
10:58 am -05 - Mon, February 25, 2019
Engadget Watch Microsoft's HoloLens 2 event in 13 minutes
If you missed Microsoft's big MWC event yesterday, we've distilled all of the news down to 13-minutes to get you caught up quickly. There's plenty of HoloLens, mixed reality, Kinect and...
10:23 am -05 - Mon, February 25, 2019
Engadget microSD Express unlocks hyper-fast data speeds for mobile devices
The SD Association has unveiled microSD Express, a new format that will bring speeds of up to 985 Mb/s to the tiny memory cards used in smartphones and other devices. Like SD Express, it exploits the ...
09:45 am -05 - Mon, February 25, 2019
Engadget Watch Huawei's MWC event in 12 minutes
MWC 2019 isn't all about foldable phones and 5G. Eh, who am I kidding... it is pretty much all about foldable phones and 5G. Lucky for us, Huawei combines both with the Huawei Mate X, and pepper...
09:20 am -05 - Mon, February 25, 2019
Engadget Oppo's prototype foldable phone looks a lot like the Huawei Mate X
Nope, we're not quite done with foldable phones from MWC just yet. Following its 10x camera zoom technology unveil over the weekend, today Oppo surprised us with its very own foldable phone, but ...
09:00 am -05 - Mon, February 25, 2019
Engadget Qualcomm's Quick Charge technology extends to wireless power
Qualcomm's Quick Charge tech has been falling behind the times -- it's focused on wired power at a time when wireless is in vogue. The company knows it's time to change, though. It�...
09:00 am -05 - Mon, February 25, 2019
Engadget Qualcomm launches its first platform made for robots
Qualcomm's interest in robots is definitely more than a passing fancy. It just unveiled RB3, its first all-encompassing platform for robotics. The part is based on last year's Snapdragon 8...
09:00 am -05 - Mon, February 25, 2019
Engadget Qualcomm's latest PC platform brings speedy 5G data to laptops
Qualcomm's 8cx platform won't just deliver a much-needed CPU speed boost to always-connected laptops -- it'll improve the performance of the connection itself. The chip firm has unveil...
08:18 am -05 - Mon, February 25, 2019
Engadget Sony unveils its cinematic flagship, the Xperia 1
Sony is playing to its movie studio and mirrorless camera strengths with the launch of the Xperia 1, its new flagship phone. The 6.5-inch, 21:9 aspect ratio smartphone is the world's first with a...
08:01 am -05 - Mon, February 25, 2019
Engadget Google Assistant is sliding into the Android Messages app
Google is continuing its mission to put Assistant everywhere and it's not just trying to stuff its digital helper in various hardware, but in more apps as well. The company already inserted Assis...
08:01 am -05 - Mon, February 25, 2019
Engadget Google is making the Assistant smarter on feature phones
Google is doubling down on KaiOS, the "light" operating system that makes low-cost feature phones feel a little smarter. Today, the company announced that the Google Assistant will be upgrad...
08:00 am -05 - Mon, February 25, 2019
Engadget HTC and Sprint's latest 5G product is a hub-tablet hybrid
HTC might not be making very many phones anymore, but that doesn't mean it can't trot out 5G mobile devices here at MWC 2019. Following up on its 5G hotspot from a continuing collaboration w...
07:45 am -05 - Mon, February 25, 2019
Engadget Sony Xperia 10 and 10 Plus hands-on: Tall screens, modest specs
Sony's smartphones have grown increasingly niche over the past two years -- but that's not a bad thing. The company honed its efforts on cameras and displays, pushing out intriguing handsets...
06:06 am -05 - Mon, February 25, 2019
Engadget Security flaws in 4G and 5G allow snooping on phone users
Security researchers are already poking holes in 5G mere months into its existence. They've discovered three flaws in 4G and 5G that could be used to intercept phone calls and track someone'...
04:52 am -05 - Mon, February 25, 2019
Engadget Internet gatekeeper warns of 'ongoing and significant' DNS attacks
If you ask one key organization, part of the internet's very backbone is under assault. ICANN, the company vital to managing many internet addresses, has warned of "ongoing and significant&...
03:33 am -05 - Mon, February 25, 2019
Engadget Lime says it has fixed a dangerous scooter braking glitch
Lime is aware of the braking glitch that has thrown some scooter riders to the ground, and it's addressing that issue more directly. The transportation service is rolling out a "final"...
01:59 am -05 - Mon, February 25, 2019
Engadget Android's Digital Wellbeing tools come to more phones
Google's Digital Wellbeing tools have only helped balance the lives of Android One and Pixel phone users so far, but that's about to change very shortly. The tech giant is making Digital We...
12:27 am -05 - Mon, February 25, 2019
Engadget Android is (unofficially) coming to the Nintendo Switch
Ever since the Nintendo Switch launched, there's been a lingering question: can it run Android? It's a reasonably powerful ARM-based tablet, after all. Two years later, the answer is final...
11:01 pm -05 - Sun, February 24, 2019
Engadget Lenovo Tab V7 hands-on: Big, loud and practical
Bigger isn't always better, but sometimes it's exactly what you're looking for. That seems to be the line of reasoning behind Lenovo's new Tab V7, a device that &mdash; despite...
11:01 pm -05 - Sun, February 24, 2019
Engadget Lenovo's Yoga headphones are built for music, chat and voice control
Microsoft debuted its take on active noise-cancelling headphones last year with a Surface-branded model. At MWC 2019, Lenovo is introducing an audio device of its own with headphones that carry its Yo...
11:01 pm -05 - Sun, February 24, 2019
Engadget Lenovo improves its midrange laptops with HDR screens and privacy upgrades
Lenovo may make a lot of connected home products, but don't forget -- its core business is still PCs. At MWC 2019, the company unveiled a slew of new laptops across its Thinkpad X and T series, a...
09:30 pm -05 - Sun, February 24, 2019
Engadget Google brings dedicated Assistant buttons to more phones
Google Assistant buttons won't just be limited to a handful of LG phones this year. The internet giant has widened its partnerships to add dedicated buttons to a whole range of handsets in 2019, ...
08:30 pm -05 - Sun, February 24, 2019
Engadget EV batteries are born in Chilean evaporation ponds
Using Landsat data from the US Geological survey, NASA's Laren Dauphin recently imaged the Salar de Atacama in Chile. The enclosed basin is the world's largest source of lithium, producing 2...
07:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 24, 2019
Engadget Watch everything from Nokia's MWC 2019 event!
HMD's Nokia had to share billing with Microsoft's surprise MWC press event this afternoon in Barcelona -- funny, when Microsoft once owned the phone brand. Now standing on its own again, the...
06:45 pm -05 - Sun, February 24, 2019
Engadget LG embraces weirdness with its new G8 ThinQ flagship
Once upon a time, a few years ago, LG came to Mobile World Congress to show off one of the most ambitious smartphones I had ever seen. That device was the modular G5, and it was an utter flop. Since t...
06:45 pm -05 - Sun, February 24, 2019
Engadget LGs first 5G phone is the V50 ThinQ
In case you've somehow avoided everyone talking about it, 2019 is the year you'll finally be able to buy a 5G smartphone. Samsung has its Galaxy S10 5G. Huawei has its gorgeous Mate X. And n...
06:30 pm -05 - Sun, February 24, 2019
Engadget How many smart speakers do you need in your home?
By Thom DunnThis 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....
06:21 pm -05 - Sun, February 24, 2019
Engadget Epic Games' Unreal Engine will support HoloLens
You can't call HoloLens 2 a gaming platform, but Microsoft is at least laying the groundwork. Epic Games has announced that it's adding HoloLens support to Unreal Engine 4, the technology t...
05:30 pm -05 - Sun, February 24, 2019
Engadget Mozilla's mixed reality Firefox browser is coming to HoloLens 2
If you want to surf the web with Microsoft's HoloLens 2, you'll be guaranteed to have a browser optimized for the immersive format -- Mozilla is partnering with Microsoft to make Firefox Rea...
05:27 pm -05 - Sun, February 24, 2019
Engadget Microsoft's mixed reality HoloLens 2 headset is official
We knew it was coming, but now it's official. Microsoft has unveiled HoloLens 2, a next generation "mixed reality" headset that is meant to change "the way work gets done." Th...
05:26 pm -05 - Sun, February 24, 2019
Engadget Microsoft resurrects the Kinect, but for business
Wha? Even before a Hololens sequel could grace Microsoft's stage at MWC, the company has revived the Kinect, but in a button-downed business sense. Nearly a decade since the Kinect first launched...
04:15 pm -05 - Sun, February 24, 2019
Engadget We're live from Microsoft's press event at MWC 2019!
Microsoft may have surprised us when it sent out invites for an MWC event in mid-January, but now it's time to find out what the company wants to discuss. Based on the invitation, we know that Ho...
04:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 24, 2019
Engadget Alcatel's latest budget phones pack extra-tall displays
Alcatel is rather fond of bringing trendy smartphone features to low-cost devices, and that's true than ever for its 2019 lineup. Its new Alcatel 3 (above) and 3L phones both have extra-tall 19....
04:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 24, 2019
Engadget BlackBerry KEY2 will be available in a souped-up red model
You're unlikely to see a full-on sequel to the BlackBerry KEY2 for a few months or more, but the BlackBerry Mobile team does have something to keep QWERTY phone fans enthused in the meantime. It...
03:45 pm -05 - Sun, February 24, 2019
Engadget Watch Microsoft's HoloLens 2 event at 12PM ET!
After weeks of anticipation, and a pretty direct tease, Microsoft's MWC event is going down today at 12PM ET/6PM CET. We'll be there to bring you all of the news as it happens in liveblog fo...
03:30 pm -05 - Sun, February 24, 2019
Engadget Nokias new budget phones promise clean Android for all
As usual, HMD Global has been very busy ahead of MWC. Not only did it build a pleasantly insane five-camera flagship, it also added a slew of mid-range and low-end smartphones. (Oh, and a feature phon...
03:30 pm -05 - Sun, February 24, 2019
Engadget Nokia 9 PureView hands-on: A taste of our photographic future
We got by for years with one main camera on our smartphones. Then dual cameras became a thing, and now, the industry is steadily moving toward three as the norm. Surely that must be enough, right?...
03:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 24, 2019
Engadget After Math: Mobile World Mayhem
Mobile World Congress is kicking off this weekend in Barcelona, Spain and Engadget's crack team of reporters will be coming to you live from the show floor! But the trade show isn't the only...
02:45 pm -05 - Sun, February 24, 2019
Engadget The problem with Huaweis foldable Mate X is availability not flexibility
Who's going to buy the Galaxy Fold? It's too expensive, the hinge is questionable, the front looks ugly. How about the Huawei Mate X, its own foldable entrant? Yep, it's even pricier (&...
02:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 24, 2019
Engadget We're live from MWC 2019 in Barcelona!
The show floor at Barcelona's Fira Gran Via may not officially open until Monday, but there's plenty happening at Mobile World Congress this weekend. We're on the ground in Spain to bri...
01:45 pm -05 - Sun, February 24, 2019
Engadget Huawei Mate X: A first look at Samsungs biggest foldable rival
Foldable phone fever meets 5G mania in Huawei's latest flagship. At MWC, the company unveiled the new Mate X, joining the likes of Samsung and Royole in offering smartphones with folding screens....
01:30 pm -05 - Sun, February 24, 2019
Engadget Huawei MateBook X Pro hands-on: Modest upgrades to a solid laptop
Huawei's Mobile World Congress lineup actually starts with laptops this year. Expect to see at least three MateBooks in 2019, in fact. The company is rounding out of its PC family, but the main d...
10:48 am -05 - Sun, February 24, 2019
Engadget Xiaomi's Mi 9 flagship comes to Europe on February 28
Xiaomi's latest Android flagship, the Mi 9, will hit European store shelves on February 28th. At a press conference in Barcelona, the company confirmed that the phone will be available with eithe...
10:48 am -05 - Sun, February 24, 2019
Engadget Xiaomi's Mi 9 flagship comes to Europe on February 28th
Xiaomi's latest Android flagship, the Mi 9, will hit European store shelves on February 28th. At a press conference in Barcelona, the company confirmed that the phone will be available with eithe...
08:57 am -05 - Sun, February 24, 2019
Engadget Chrome may help you track rogue browser extensions
It won't surprise you to hear that some Chrome extensions behave badly, but how do you spot malicious activity when it isn't always obvious? Google might soon have a way. Techdows has noti...
04:47 am -05 - Sun, February 24, 2019
Engadget NASA releases sharpest-ever images of distant Kuiper Belt object
The mysterious Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69 now exists as more than a generic-looking blob. NASA has posted its sharpest-ever images of the object, captured a relatively close 4,109 miles away at 12:...
03:10 am -05 - Sun, February 24, 2019
Engadget Judge says Washington state cyberstalking law violates free speech
Washington was one of the first states to fight cyberstalking through legislation, but it may have to rethink its approach. A federal judge has blocked the state's 2004 law after ruling that a k...
01:35 am -05 - Sun, February 24, 2019
Engadget Steam now supports NextVR's virtual reality broadcasts
NextVR has finally arrived on Steam, giving more people access to its virtual reality sports and entertainment broadcasts. The program offers NBA, NHL and ICC soccer games, as well as WWE matches, con...
12:04 am -05 - Sun, February 24, 2019
Engadget Instagram code hints at Pinterest-style public collections
Instagram hasn't been shy about borrowing a page from Pinterest's book through its Collections feature, and it might be ready to take things a step further. Software sleuth Jane Manchun Won...
10:32 pm -05 - Sat, February 23, 2019
Engadget Microsoft workers demand end to HoloLens contract with US Army
You can add Microsoft to the growing list of companies whose staff are objecting to the use of their technology for some military purposes. A group of Microsoft workers has published an open letter t...
08:58 pm -05 - Sat, February 23, 2019
Engadget BioWare outlines the next few months of 'Anthem'
Now that Anthem is available to everyone, there's an obvious question: what comes next? Not surprisingly, BioWare is ready to shed light on the future of its shared-world shooter. The studio has ...
07:30 pm -05 - Sat, February 23, 2019
Engadget Recommended Reading: The smartwatch EKG
Smartwatches are changing the purpose of the EKGAndrew Bomback and Michelle Au,The AtlanticDevices like the Apple Watch and other wearables now offer access to an EKG on your wrist. What was once rese...
06:30 pm -05 - Sat, February 23, 2019
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S10: Whats great and whats not (so far)
Samsung's Galaxy S10 family was only announced a few days ago, but we got one just in time to bring along to Barcelona. It's a beautiful device, and clearly represents Samsung at the peak of...
06:00 pm -05 - Sat, February 23, 2019
Engadget A look back at Samsung's Galaxy S lineup
Earlier this week, Samsung officially announced the Galaxy S10 (and S10+), the company's latest and greatest Android flagship. Somewhat obviously, the S10 is also the tenth-generation Galaxy S, w...
05:00 pm -05 - Sat, February 23, 2019
Engadget Why cant all set-top boxes be as stylish as the Freebox Delta?
It might seem strange to do a deep-dive of an internet and TV set-top box, let alone one that you can't have in the United States. But the Freebox Delta from French carrier Free, equipped with De...
03:30 pm -05 - Sat, February 23, 2019
Engadget Ask Engadget: Do I need a ray-tracing GPU?
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...
02:34 pm -05 - Sat, February 23, 2019
Engadget Oppo phone with 10x zoom camera will launch this spring
Following the teaser from mid-January, today Oppo held an event just ahead of MWC to talk more about its upcoming 10x "lossless" camera zoom technology. This will still be enabled by a tripl...
02:00 pm -05 - Sat, February 23, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: The problem with the Galaxy Fold
Welcome to your weekend! Did you hear? Foldable phones are a real thing. Beside Samsung's big Unpacked showcase, we re-reviewed PlayStation's streaming service, we need to (and do) talk abou...
10:33 am -05 - Sat, February 23, 2019
Engadget Twitter co-founder Ev Williams bids the company's board farewell
Twitter co-founder and former CEO Ev Williams has stepped down from the social network's board of directors. He didn't really give an explanation other than saying that he's doing so to...
06:47 am -05 - Sat, February 23, 2019
Engadget YouTube prevents anti-vaccine channels from running ads
YouTube is killing anti-vaccine channels' ability to earn from advertisements following a BuzzFeed News report that put a spotlight on the spread of anti-vax videos on the platform. During its in...
11:45 pm -05 - Fri, February 22, 2019
Engadget Japanese safety video teaches cats the rules of the road
As a species, we've done a pretty bang up job making the rest of the planet incredibly dangerous for other animals. Ask any badger and they'll tell you, "humans are the worst." Roa...
10:50 pm -05 - Fri, February 22, 2019
Engadget Virgin Galactic sends its first passenger to the edge of space
Virgin Galactic sent its first test passenger into sub-space today. The company's chief astronaut instructor Beth Moses accompanied two pilots on a flight 55.85 miles above the Earth, just a few ...
09:49 pm -05 - Fri, February 22, 2019
Engadget Huaweis billboard may have just leaked its foldable phone
Huawei's big reveal at next week's Mobile World Congress may have been scooped by a billboard. An advertisement on display at the event, spotted by Twitter user @gimme2pm, shows a yet-to-be-...
09:24 pm -05 - Fri, February 22, 2019
Engadget Intel's 5G modems won't be in phones until 2020
Intel has said that while it will send out sample versions of its 5G modems to its clients this year, the chips won't be in phones before 2020. Apple uses Intel modems in its iPhones, so the time...
09:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 22, 2019
Engadget Snapchat is in the middle of an identity crisis
There was a time a year or so ago when, if a friend wanted to send me a meme or a funny selfie, it would be on Snapchat. But I don't remember the last time that happened; at some point Instagram ...
08:26 pm -05 - Fri, February 22, 2019
Engadget Analogues mini-Genesis will include an unreleased game from 1994
If you needed another reason to consider buying Analogue's Mega SG console, you might just have one: the chance to play Hardcore, a 1994 Sega Genesis game that was previewed but never published. ...
08:08 pm -05 - Fri, February 22, 2019
Engadget YouTube is proactively blocking ads on videos prone to predatory comments
Earlier this week, multiple brands pulled their advertisements from YouTube in response to what one YouTuber called a "soft-core pedophilia ring" being fostered via video comments. In respon...
07:42 pm -05 - Fri, February 22, 2019
Engadget Smart glasses maker North reportedly lays off 150
North, the makers of the Focals smart glasses, has laid off a portion of its workforce. The company confirmed the layoffs to Engadget but would not specify how many people lost their jobs. The Verge r...
06:31 pm -05 - Fri, February 22, 2019
Engadget Here's Bethesda's plan to keep 'Fallout 76' relevant in 2019
After a few very rough months, Bethesda is ready to show where Fallout 76 is headed next... and it might just inject some needed variety into the online action RPG. The company has published a 2019 r...
05:59 pm -05 - Fri, February 22, 2019
Engadget Multiple iOS apps are reportedly sharing sensitive data with Facebook
At least 11 popular apps are reportedly sharing people's sensitive data with Facebook, even if they don't have an account on the social network. The Wall Street Journal found that apps which...
05:30 pm -05 - Fri, February 22, 2019
Engadget Tune in to our Microsoft MWC liveblog Sunday at 12PM ET!
MWC doesn't officially begin until Monday, but a few companies are revealing the goods this weekend ahead of the show. Microsoft is one of those, and we'll be there on Sunday (February 24th)...
05:16 pm -05 - Fri, February 22, 2019
Engadget BMW and Daimler invest $1 billion in their joint mobility services
German automakers BMW and Daimler AG provided a host of details on their partnerhsip that will that will invest more than $1 billion into mobility services. The companies, which agreed to pool their s...
05:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 22, 2019
Engadget The best bag and cable organizers
By Kaitlyn WellsThis 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...
04:32 pm -05 - Fri, February 22, 2019
Engadget Watch the premiere of Showtime's 'Desus & Mero' talk show for free
Showtime's long-awaited Desus &amp; Mero late-night talk show premiered Thursday, and while you'll typically need a subscription to check out the series, the network has shared the debut...
03:59 pm -05 - Fri, February 22, 2019
Engadget 85 percent of Chrome apps and extensions lack a privacy policy
There's a good chance you use or have used Chrome, so there's good reason for you to be disturbed by new data from Duo Security that shows just how vulnerable the 180,000-plus Chrome apps an...
03:27 pm -05 - Fri, February 22, 2019
Engadget Samsung will let you remap the Bixby button on older phones too
If the Bixby button on your Samsung Galaxy phone doesn't get much use, you might prefer to make it open another app. Samsung noted the remapping option when it revealed the S10 lineup this week, ...
03:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 22, 2019
Engadget The first 'Fortnite' World Cup kicks off April 13th
Epic entered the world of eSports with a bang last year when it unveiled its $100 million Fortnite tournaments. It made waves again last month by staging its latest showdown at the Australian Open. No...
02:30 pm -05 - Fri, February 22, 2019
Engadget Google fans: Tell us what you think about the Pixel Slate
A few months ago, we reviewed Google's Pixel Slate, a Chrome OS tablet poised to take on the 'Pro' versions of the iPad and Microsoft Surface. It... did not go very well. While our revi...
02:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 22, 2019
Engadget NVIDIA's GTX 1660 Ti offers gaming power without ray-tracing for $279
NVIDIA has officially unveiled the much-leaked GTX 1660 Ti. It's a next-gen Turing card that lacks the RTX-series' ray tracing, but costs less and boosts performance over the last-generation...
01:31 pm -05 - Fri, February 22, 2019
Engadget Tesla trumps Audi and Jaguar EVs in independent efficiency test
Tesla has had no end of production troubles in recent times. Even the roll-out of the Model 3 in Europe was marred by logistical issues. But there's a reason its EVs are still so widely-lauded de...
01:02 pm -05 - Fri, February 22, 2019
Engadget SpaceX launches the first private moon lander on Israel's behalf
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has ferried Israel's first lunar lander outside our atmosphere, setting it free to make its way to its ultimate destination: the moon. If it reaches its target successful...
12:31 pm -05 - Fri, February 22, 2019
Engadget First 'Angry Birds 2' trailer warns that winter is coming
Depending on your age, the Angry Birds movie was either cool beans or just a cynical ploy to sell more plush toys. But nobody really expected it to silence the haters by raking in over $352 million on...
12:04 pm -05 - Fri, February 22, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: What to expect at MWC 2019
So Samsung's shown off everything it's got to show, and after a day to think it over, we have some feels about those S10 phones. Expect more phones, too: MWC kicks off this weekend, and we&#...
11:20 am -05 - Fri, February 22, 2019
Engadget Apple hopes interest-free iPhones will boost slow Chinese sales
As smartphones get more expensive, and the innovation in new devices gets less grand, there's less reason to upgrade your device every two years. It's a problem for all device manufacturers ...
09:25 am -05 - Fri, February 22, 2019
Engadget Ricoh's $899 large-sensor GR III compact will go on sale in March
Large-sensor compacts are a rare breed, but Ricoh is about to give you another option. It announced that the GR III, first unveiled last year, will go on sale in March for $899. It's a big improv...
08:28 am -05 - Fri, February 22, 2019
Engadget Facebook shuts down Onavo VPN app following privacy scandal
Facebook has axed the Onavo VPN app for Android, pulling it from Google Play half a year after it yanked the iOS version from the Apple App Store. While Onavo was technically a VPN app that promised t...
06:08 am -05 - Fri, February 22, 2019
Engadget California bill aims to strengthen data breach notification law
California might have more comprehensive data breach notification rules if a new bill becomes law. The golden state's Attorney General, Xavier Becerra, and Assemblymember Marc Levine want to requ...
02:36 am -05 - Fri, February 22, 2019
Engadget Japan's Hayabusa2 lands on asteroid Ryugu to collect samples
Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft has successfully touched down on the surface of asteroid Ryugu to accomplish one of its ultimate goals: collect samples for scientists back on Earth. The probe has br...
10:11 pm -05 - Thu, February 21, 2019
Engadget CRISPR gene-editing experiment may have impacted twins' brains
Researchers have published research into a gene at the heart of a controversial human gene-editing experiment, lending more weight to the theory that it inhibits cognitive function. But no one knows h...
09:42 pm -05 - Thu, February 21, 2019
Engadget Trailer for Jordan Peele's 'Twilight Zone' shows an unsettling universe
You no longer have to wonder how Jordan Peele would handle a reboot of The Twilight Zone. CBS All Access has shared the first trailer for the streaming series, and it appears to be what you'd ho...
09:20 pm -05 - Thu, February 21, 2019
Engadget NASA is giving us daily weather reports from Mars
NASA says its new Mars weather website will be "geeky fun for meteorologists." For the rest of us, it's a daily reminder that Mars is ridiculously cold. The website shares a daily weath...
09:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 21, 2019
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Dell's G7 15 gaming laptop drops to $900
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...
08:43 pm -05 - Thu, February 21, 2019
Engadget AT&T pulls ads from YouTube over pedophilia controversy
As YouTube continues to struggle with the issue of child predators latching on to content for kids, the video platform has lost another major advertiser. AT&amp;T has decided to pull its ads from ...
08:14 pm -05 - Thu, February 21, 2019
Engadget Facebook allowed advertisers to target users interested in Nazism
Facebook still has some work to do if it wants to eliminate racist criteria from its ad targeting. The company has pulled numerous audience groupings from its ad plaform after the LA Times discovered...
08:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 21, 2019
Engadget 'Gaming phones' are just flagship phones now
The specs on Samsung's Galaxy S10+ are bonkers. This baby has up to 12GB of RAM and 1TB of internal storage, with the option to add 512GB more via microSD, and a vapor-chamber cooling system a lo...
07:35 pm -05 - Thu, February 21, 2019
Engadget Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aim is retiring
After almost 13 years in the job, Nintendo of America COO and president Reggie Fils-Aim&eacute; is stepping down. He's set to retire in April, with sales and marketing SVP Doug Bowser (yep, t...
07:10 pm -05 - Thu, February 21, 2019
Engadget Lyft's Shared Saver rides save you money if you're willing to walk more
Lyft has announced a new ride option called Shared Saver. The budget-friendly option expands the company's existing ride sharing options puts commuters in the same vehicle to split the cost of th...
06:37 pm -05 - Thu, February 21, 2019
Engadget 'Unique challenges' derail Amy Winehouse hologram tour
If you were hoping to catch Amy Winehouse's hologram tour this year, you may have to settle for a big-screen biopic instead. BASE Hologram, the company behind the production, announced on Twitter...
06:18 pm -05 - Thu, February 21, 2019
Engadget Sinemia ventures beyond movie subscriptions with direct ticket sales
Sinemia isn't counting solely on movie theater subscriptions to draw you in. The service has launched an option to buy movie tickets in the US through either its apps or its website. You need t...
06:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 21, 2019
Engadget Dont buy a phone just for 5G
It's possible to be excited by the potential of 5G and yet not thrilled about having to buy a new device to use it. After all, this time around, the standard isn't as transformative as the l...
05:51 pm -05 - Thu, February 21, 2019
Engadget Verizon plans to roll out its 5G mobile network in 30 cities this year
At Samsung's Unpacked event Wednesday, it emerged Verizon is getting a short-term exclusive on Samsung's first 5G phone, the Galaxy S10 5G. To make sure people can use the handset and other ...
05:45 pm -05 - Thu, February 21, 2019
Engadget Tesla Model 3 loses Consumer Reports recommendation
The long-simmering tussle between Tesla and Consumer Reports over car reviews took a fresh turn Thursday, after the publication said it could no longer recommend the Model 3. Tesla had finally claimed...
05:15 pm -05 - Thu, February 21, 2019
Engadget The problem with the Galaxy Fold
Take a look at the Galaxy Fold's 68 official images on Samsung's press site, and see if you can work out what's missing. Or watch the promotional clip and tell me what you find odd abou...
05:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 21, 2019
Engadget Google Maps can now guide you to drug disposal locations
Drug disposal programs have been cited as an effective tool in the fight against opioid abuse by medical studies and the White House. Now Google is lending a hand by pinpointing 3,500 of these drop-of...
04:39 pm -05 - Thu, February 21, 2019
Engadget Sony and camera startup Light team up for multi-lens smartphone
Camera startup Light, best known for its multi-lens cameras, announced today that it is teaming up with Sony to put its tech to work in new ways. The partnership will be focused on developing new vers...
04:02 pm -05 - Thu, February 21, 2019
Engadget WinRAR patched 19-year-old bug that left millions vulnerable
Remember that early 2000s software that extracted .zip files and just about any other file archive on your Windows PC, WinRAR? The one that constantly bugged you to buy it but could be duped by clicki...
03:14 pm -05 - Thu, February 21, 2019
Engadget YouTube axes hundreds of channels over child exploitation concerns
YouTube has removed more than 400 channels and disabled comments on "tens of millions of videos" over the last few days after reports suggested a child porn ring was persisting on the platfo...
02:30 pm -05 - Thu, February 21, 2019
Engadget What to expect at MWC 2019
There's always plenty of news from MWC, and it's either entirely expected or word gets out early. This year is shaping up to be slightly different, though, as companies are preparing their v...
02:10 pm -05 - Thu, February 21, 2019
Engadget Apple will reportedly launch a credit card this year
Apple is teaming up with Goldman Sachs to launch a credit card as it looks beyond mobile payments, according to a new report. The card will be available to the masses later this year, following a tria...
02:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 21, 2019
Engadget The Vive Focus Plus is HTCs answer to the Oculus Quest
Back in October, HTC offered a dual 6DoF controller dev kit for its Vive Focus standalone headset, in the hopes of offering a truly untethered and more immersive VR experience -- something which the o...
02:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 21, 2019
Engadget Audible Latino launches with Spanish-language 'Harry Potter'
Audible now has a dedicated platform for Spanish-language audiobooks. It's called Audible Latino, and according to the company, it offers the largest selection of audiobooks in Espa&ntilde;ol...
01:02 pm -05 - Thu, February 21, 2019
Engadget What's coming to Netflix in March: 'Triple Frontier' and 'Arrested Development'
If you'd like to continue staying in on the weekends before spring fully arrives, Netflix has got you covered. The streaming service is adding a robust list of new original films, series and docu...
12:34 pm -05 - Thu, February 21, 2019
Engadget Varjo's human-eye resolution VR headset costs a mere $6,000
When it comes to virtual reality, achieving human-eye resolution is arguably the main objective -- you want to see things as they would appear in real life, right? In 2017 Finnish company Varjo said i...
12:15 pm -05 - Thu, February 21, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Say hello to Samsung's Galaxy Fold
Hey, good morning!The last 24 hours were filled with new phone announcements, and they weren't just from Samsung. If you were looking for something beyond folding devices, we've got accident...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 21, 2019
Engadget Spotify finally lands on Garmin's VivoActive 3 Music
Some potential buyers might have backed out of buying Garmin's music-focused Vivoactive 3 fitness watch, because it didn't support Spotify when it launched in mid-2018. Now, the wearables ma...
11:32 am -05 - Thu, February 21, 2019
Engadget Microsoft brings some of its Hololens smarts to Android
Hololens 2 may be right around the corner, but before then Microsoft is giving Android users a spin on its Mixed Reality platform. The company is launching its Remote Assist app on Android and Product...
11:05 am -05 - Thu, February 21, 2019
Engadget The UK government finally pins down Mark Zuckerberg
The UK government has been trying for the best part of a year to get Mark Zuckerberg in front of it. Now, after being repeatedly given the run-around by the Facebook CEO, it looks like it might finall...
09:55 am -05 - Thu, February 21, 2019
Engadget The Galaxy S10 will support Samsung Gear VR
Things have been quiet for Samsung's Gear VR recently. Once upon a time the company would launch a new headset alongside its latest Galaxy flagships, but it hasn't done that for a while. Tha...
08:22 am -05 - Thu, February 21, 2019
Engadget 'Pokmon Go' update gives Android gamers an AR portrait mode
Earlier this month, Niantic promised a feature called "Go Snapshot" that would turn Pok&eacute;mon Go into an AR photo machine. Now, the feature is live -- for Android devices, at least....
06:46 am -05 - Thu, February 21, 2019
Engadget HTC shows off Vive Cosmos VR controllers in a new video
HTC is slowly but surely sharing more information about the Vive Cosmos after the company showed the system off at CES earlier this year. The official HTC Vive Twitter account has posted a short video...
03:01 am -05 - Thu, February 21, 2019
Engadget Nike's self-lacing Adapt BB shoes aren't playing well with Android phones
How do you know you're living in the future? When your shoes have technical problems. Owners on Google Play and CNET report that Nike's Android companion app for the self-lacing Adapt BB has...
01:25 am -05 - Thu, February 21, 2019
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S10 provides a sneak peek at WiFi's future
Samsung's Galaxy S10 and S10+ have a lot going for them; their luscious OLED displays, the in-screen fingerprint reader, and they each have three rear-facing camera lenses. Another interesting fe...
01:24 am -05 - Thu, February 21, 2019
Engadget Pinterest blocks some searches to curb anti-vaccination myths
Social networks have made a number of efforts to halt the spread of anti-vaccination myths, but Pinterest recently took things a step further: it's curbing all talk about vaccination. The site h...
12:23 am -05 - Thu, February 21, 2019
Engadget NASA's free interactive photo book shows the abstract beauty of Earth
NASA just released 168 pages of stunning images showing the planet's atmosphere, water, land, ice and snow from a satellite's perspective. For $53, you can buy a hardcover version of the boo...
11:20 pm -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Watch Active hands-on: Ready for the gym
Samsung's updated watch is a stripped-down version of what came before it. Amid all the four (four?!) new phones Samsung paraded out at its Unpacked event, the Galaxy Watch Active is Samsung'...
11:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget Samsungs 2019 Unpacked event by the numbers
Welp, that's 90 minutes we're never getting back. In a lackluster announcement event held in San Francisco on Wednesday, Samsung execs stumbled their way through repeated applause breaks to ...
10:49 pm -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget Samsung CEO says the Galaxy Home speaker will arrive by April
While the Samsung Galaxy Home was nowhere to be seen at the company's Galaxy Unpacked event held today, the smart speaker apparently has not been forgotten. DJ Koh, vice chairman and CEO of Samsu...
10:40 pm -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget Disney, Nestle pull YouTube ads in uproar over child videos
YouTube is still grappling with predatory comments on child videos, and it's once again facing the consequences. Bloomberg has learned that Disney, Fortnite creator Epic Games, Nestle and Oetker...
10:30 pm -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget The S10 has a Bixby button, but it can be remapped to open any app
Samsung's newest, shiniest phones, the Galaxy S10 line, come with a Bixby button just like the company's previous devices, but this time around, there's a twist: The key is completely c...
10:26 pm -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget The biggest news from Samsung's Galaxy S10 event
Samsung's 2019 Galaxy Unpacked event was... well, packed. Excuse the cheeky wordplay, but the company introduced four variants of the Galaxy S10 smartphone today. And that's not to mention t...
10:07 pm -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget Russia will fly two space tourists to the ISS in late 2021
Russia has flown just seven tourists to space since 2001, but it's about to expand that number in the near future. The country's space agency, Roscosmos, has signed a deal with Space Adventu...
10:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget Twitter's improved conversations are now in public beta
During CES last month, we had an early look at Twitter's plans to change how it displays replies as part of its drive to improve conversations and make them easier to follow. As of today, you can...
09:43 pm -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget MLB cracks down on high-tech sign stealing
Major League Baseball (MLB) has a sign stealing problem and it believes cameras and technology are to blame. According to Sports Illustrated, the league is banning all cameras that aren't used fo...
09:21 pm -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget Syfy cancels George R.R. Martins Nightflyers
Nightflyers, the space drama based on George R.R. Martin's 1980 novella, could be grounded for good. Just a few months after Syfy released all 10 episodes simultaneously in an attempt to appeal t...
09:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S10e isn't the start of a cheaper flagship revolution
The Galaxy S10e is one of the more interesting announcements to come out of Samsung's Unpacked event. Not that it was a surprise, with rumors as far back as October signaling its existence. Nor i...
08:50 pm -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget Galaxy S10 vs. the competition: The cameras are just the beginning
The S10+ isn't pushing any boundaries with the size of its 6.4-inch display: However, it is the company's first dynamic AMOLED screen. And it really stands out with its new triple rear camer...
08:40 pm -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget Galaxy S10 vs. the competition: Three is the magic number
Samsung's Galaxy S10 is here and it sits in a rather odd place &mdash; it's actually in the middle of four siblings announced today. But it still boasts the same three-camera setup as th...
08:37 pm -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget You can now block Facebook's background location tracking on Android
Facebook announced today that it is adding a new privacy control that allows Android users to turn off location tracking when they aren't using the app. The change comes just days after a report ...
08:13 pm -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget Samsung's new smartwatch is focused on fitness
At Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event, the tech giant announced a new smartwatch designed for those who maintain active lifestyles. The Galaxy Watch Active, an update to the company's flagship ...
08:12 pm -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget The Galaxy S10 has a dedicated Instagram photo mode
Samsung's Galaxy S10 phones have a whole bunch of cameras, so what better what to make use of them than by quickly sharing your selfies to Instagram? The camera app has a built-in Instagram mode ...
08:09 pm -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget Bixby Routines promise to turn the S10 into a precog
Samsung's AI assistant, Bixby, is getting an update on the shiny-new Galaxy S10 with Bixby Routines, a feature that learns your habits to preemptively launch apps or settings when you're mos...
08:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget The Galaxy S10 will get its own version of Adobe Premiere Rush
Samsung is making a big play for video creators who don't want the friction of having to go back to their computers to edit their clips. At the company's Galaxy S10 event, the company announ...
07:50 pm -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget Samsung's more affordable Galaxy S10e will cost $750
If you like the Galaxy S10 but find the two standard models to be overkill, you're in luck. Samsung has unveiled its rumored Galaxy S10e, delivering most of the regular S10's features in a m...
07:45 pm -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget The Galaxy S10 features Samsung's first dynamic AMOLED screen
As this story breaks, Samsung is in the midst of unveiling its latest flagship phones, the Galaxy S10 and S10+. (Plus that foldable phone you may have heard about.) Since we saw the phone ahead of the...
07:37 pm -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S10 and S10 arrive on March 8th starting at $900
To the surprise of literally no one, Samsung just announced the Galaxy S10 and S10+, the company's latest pair of flagship smartphones. While last year's S9 was a rather iterative update, th...
07:37 pm -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget Samsung's true wireless Galaxy Buds are tailor-made for the S10
Like its new phones, Samsung's latest true wireless earbuds weren't exactly a well-kept secret. Heck, they were even tipped in the company's own Galaxy Wearable app. Leaks aside, Samsun...
07:32 pm -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget Samsungs Galaxy S10 goes wide with a third camera lens
Following Huawei's lead with the Mate 20 Pro, Samsung has introduced a third piece of glass for its new Galaxy S10. The additional wide angle lens should make short work of landscapes and large g...
07:31 pm -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget Samsung's first 5G phone is a higher-spec Galaxy S10
Samsung has revealed its first flagship 5G phone as part of its Galaxy S10 lineup and it turns out a November report about the device was pretty accurate. With a 6.7-inch, 505ppi AMOLED Infinity-O dis...
07:30 pm -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 hands-on
Like so many high-profile devices of the past few months, the Galaxy S10 and S10+ have been leaked to death, but there's still something exciting about the official unveiling. Maybe it's bec...
07:30 pm -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S10e hands-on: High-end, but not too high
Right around this time every year, Samsung releases a pair of glamorous, high-end Galaxy devices, meant in part to set the smartphone standard for months to come. For four years now, this has been abo...
07:11 pm -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget Samsung's foldable phone is officially the 'Galaxy Fold'
To the surprise of absolutely no one who paid attention to Samsung's hype-building for Unpacked, it had more to reveal about its foldable phone. The device is now officially known as the Galaxy F...
06:38 pm -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget Gmail's cleaner, brighter mobile app rolls out to everyone this week
If you notice that Gmail suddenly looks different on your phone, you're not the only one. Google has confirmed to Engadget that its email client's Material Design makeover is available to a...
06:15 pm -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget Were live at Samsungs Galaxy S10 event!
Mobile World Congress is just around the corner, but wouldn't you know it &mdash; Samsung wanted all the attention it could get. Because of that, we're coming to you this morning from be...
05:55 pm -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget 'LittleBigPlanet' follow-up 'Dreams' comes to creators this spring
Media Molecule's Dreams has generated a lot of buzz for its creative potential during its beta phase, and soon it'll be available to everyone. The LittleBigPlanet studio has announced that ...
05:03 pm -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget Windows 10 Timeline now works with Chrome
A new Windows 10 extension for Google Chrome allows users to access Windows 10's Timeline feature with Chrome. Timeline displays recent activity -- across Windows 10 PCs, enabled apps, the Edge b...
04:30 pm -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget FCC claims rural broadband access is improving
In a draft of its annual Broadband Deployment report, the Federal Communications Commission says the so-called digital divide is narrowing. Millions more Americans have access to modern broadband conn...
04:11 pm -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget Razer's job cuts signal a shift away from mobile
Razer's decision to close its game store wasn't its only cost-cutting measure. The game hardware maker has cut 30 jobs (about 2 percent of its workforce), and its mobile team appears to hav...
04:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget We need to talk about Huawei's (alleged) thefts
Most rational people don't go out of their way to buy a product that has a whiff of illegality about it. You don't see people bragging about their conflict diamond bracelets or talking up sw...
03:49 pm -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget How to watch Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked 2019 event
Samsung is holding its annual Unpacked event today, which means new devices are on the way. While the company hasn't confirmed what it'll be showing off, it's expected to reveal sevearl...
03:42 pm -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget Citymapper launches a transit-only payment card for London
Like many big cities, navigating London can be a struggle, with the sheer volume of transit options being confusing. Its maps, though beautiful, can be misleading to tourists and those passing through...
02:16 pm -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget Apple's iOS-to-Mac efforts will reportedly start this June
Google isn't the only one with a sweet tooth for cross-platform apps. Apple's own gestating app merger -- code-named "Marzipan" -- is set to launch at WWDC in June, according to Bl...
02:02 pm -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget Microsoft: Russian hackers are trying to influence EU elections
The European Elections come at a crucial time for the world, since their outcome could ultimately dictate if peace in Europe can be maintained. That explains why the number of attempts to undermine th...
01:41 pm -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget LG explains how the G8 ThinQ's tiny gesture sensor works
LG has revealed more details about the "Time of Flight" sensor that will likely power the G8 ThinQ's touchless gestures. Built by LG's Innotek division, it reflects infrared light ...
01:22 pm -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget Xiaomi made its own version of the Google Home Hub
At the Mi 9 launch event in China, Xiaomi has revealed that it's working on a smart home hub -- one with looks that might conjure up images of the Lenovo Smart Clock and the Google Home Hub. It&#...
01:02 pm -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget Google put a microphone in Nest Secure and forgot to tell anyone
Google's decision to bring Assistant-enabled voice controls to its Nest Secure system is causing a stir almost a year after the integration was rolled out. The problem is no one actually knew the...
12:25 pm -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: The Galaxy S10 cometh
Hey, good morning!Samsung's big phone event is finally here. From the latest in its S-series to something a bit more foldable, we're ready and waiting for all the news to start rolling in at...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget Chevrolet finally adds find my car to its app
Chevrolet is adding a "vehicle locate" feature to its mobile app that lets you, and up to 10 designated people, pinpoint your car's whereabouts. Though it doesn't offer constant tr...
11:32 am -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget NASA is close to finalizing its drone traffic control system for cities
NASA is ready to put its drone traffic management system to the ultimate test and has chosen Nevada and Texas as its final testing sites. The agency, together with the FAA, has been developing an Unma...
10:25 am -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget Vivos notch-free V15 Pro has a 32-megapixel pop-up selfie camera
Vivo has unveiled its second smartphone with a pop-up selfie camera, but this time, it's far from being a gimmick. The V15 Pro, first revealed earlier this month, packs a front facing camera with...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget Xiaomi Mi 9 hands-on: Speedy, stylish and a great camera, too
Xiaomi officially pulled back the curtain on its new Mi 9 in China a few hours ago, but a flashy presentation only ever tells you so much. Sure, the top-level stuff seems solid enough: there's a ...
08:15 am -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget Xiaomi's triple-camera Mi 9 has a fast 20W wireless charger
Xiaomi has officially launched the Mi 9 at an event in China after months of teasers. The triple-camera flagship is powered by Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 855 chip, and is supported by 6 to 8GB of ...
07:45 am -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget Tesla rumor claims Model 3 leasing is right around the corner
If purchasing a brand new Model 3 -- even at its latest starting price of $42,900 -- is too much of a commitment for you, the option to lease could be coming soon. Electrek cites internal emails in a ...
05:39 am -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget GM's Arv electric bikes are launching in Europe first
GM has officially launched the compact and folding electric bikes it unveiled last year under the brand name "Arv." The automaker hosted a $10,000 naming contest for the e-bikes when it anno...
03:36 am -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget Citroen's tiny EV concept is an alternative to bikes and scooters
Many automakers are designing vehicles for an era beyond car ownership, but Citroen is taking things one step further: it's envisioning a car that you'd use in place of bikes and scooters. ...
02:36 am -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget MIT developed a new system to help robots track objects
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a new system that will either improve the quality and accuracy of robotics or lead to humanity's inevitable demise at the h...
01:44 am -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget AT&T's LTE is now an option on all Airstream camping trailers
You no longer have to be overly picky about your choice of trailer if you want to stay online during a cross-country trip. Airstream has extended its team-up with AT&amp;T to make LTE access avai...
01:04 am -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget Valve 'retires' Steam's video business
While Steam is mostly known as a gaming platform, over the years it has also become a hub for video. That's included its own documentaries and even major Hollywood releases, but today Valve annou...
12:11 am -05 - Wed, February 20, 2019
Engadget Someone tried to end the 'Fortnite' dance lawsuits with a fake email
Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price &amp; Hecht, the law firm leading legal challenges against Epic Games for allegedly illegally copying dance moves used in Fortnite, claims that someone has been impers...
11:32 pm -05 - Tue, February 19, 2019
Engadget Social app Peach is looking for a benefactor on Twitter
Remember Peach? The social network from Vine founder Dom Hoffmann was briefly all the rage, but petered out as the realities of competing with Twitter (and every other social network) set in. It...
10:41 pm -05 - Tue, February 19, 2019
Engadget Star Wars' porgs can be your virtual pets on Magic Leap One
Back in October, we got a chance to play with some adorable (some may say annoying) porgs of Star Wars: The Last Jedi fame in mixed reality at Magic Leap's developer conference, LeapCon. Now, tho...
09:58 pm -05 - Tue, February 19, 2019
Engadget Amazon has one more season of 'The Man in the High Castle'
Transparent isn't the only long-running Amazon show winding down in 2019. Amazon has confirmed that the fourth and final season of The Man in the High Castle will reach Prime Video sometime in t...
09:30 pm -05 - Tue, February 19, 2019
Engadget More hockey highlights are coming to Snapchat
There's about to be a lot more hockey on Snapchat. The National Hockey League (NHL) has agreed to a new multi-year partnership that will bring more content to Snpachat that hardcore and casual ho...
09:04 pm -05 - Tue, February 19, 2019
Engadget FDA: Infusing yourself with young blood is pointless, dangerous
The US Food and Drug Administration has stepped in to officially warn consumers against buying young blood in an attempt to improve their health. Yes, enough people thought it would be a good idea to ...
08:46 pm -05 - Tue, February 19, 2019
Engadget House committee hopes to question Facebook over group privacy
Facebook is facing even more government scrutiny this week. Members of the House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce Committee have asked to meet Facebook over concerns about group privacy. T...
08:22 pm -05 - Tue, February 19, 2019
Engadget Trump signs directive explaining his 'Space Force'
Following weeks of speculation, Donald Trump signed the Space Policy Directive 4 during a ceremony at the White House on Tuesday, a document which explains how his administration will establish his Sp...
08:07 pm -05 - Tue, February 19, 2019
Engadget Linux gaming is on a life-support system called Steam
In September 2013, Valve founder Gabe Newell gave a rare, 20-minute presentation at LinuxCon. He called Linux "the future of gaming," predicting that as the industry became more user-driven ...
07:45 pm -05 - Tue, February 19, 2019
Engadget Teenage Engineering OP-Z review: Small synth, big dreams
Read the fucking manual. It's pejorative advice usually dispensed to someone struggling to find an answer &mdash; one typically available to them with minimal effort. The OP-Z from Teenage En...
07:13 pm -05 - Tue, February 19, 2019
Engadget Google Keep puts notes on your Apple Watch
It's been more than a year since Google, Amazon and eBay apps were removed from the Apple Watch. Now, Google is making a comeback with an updated version of Google Keep, its note-taking app....
06:48 pm -05 - Tue, February 19, 2019
Engadget Part two of 'Arrested Development' season five arrives March 15th
After a nearly year-long hiatus, Arrested Development will be back on Netflix with new episodes on March 15th. The streaming service announced the return of the Bluths for the second and final part of...
06:19 pm -05 - Tue, February 19, 2019
Engadget Logitech resurrects its classic MX518 gaming mouse
Long-time PC gamers have fond memories of the MX518 for a reason: the 2005-era mouse combined a comfortable shape, convenient buttons and brisk performance at a fairly reasonable price. Even its 2011...
05:42 pm -05 - Tue, February 19, 2019
Engadget Germany may use Huawei hardware for its 5G networks
The UK isn't the only country skeptical of American hostility toward Huawei over spying fears. German officials talking to the Wall Street Journal say the country has made a "preliminary dec...
05:20 pm -05 - Tue, February 19, 2019
Engadget Latest Samsung leak shows new watch and earbuds from every angle
With all the leaks in advance of Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event tomorrow, we can practically forecast the whole launch. The company started taking S10 reservations in the US earlier this month, ...
04:50 pm -05 - Tue, February 19, 2019
Engadget Google teases a big gaming announcement for March 19th
Google isn't normally the sort to break news at big video game events, but it's making an exception to that rule this year. The company plans to unveil a mysterious gaming project at a Game ...
04:36 pm -05 - Tue, February 19, 2019
Engadget Netflix has an all-star cast for 'Green Eggs and Ham' animated series
Netflix would really like for you to try some Green Eggs and Ham. The company has secured the rights to the classic Dr. Seuss tale and is turning it into a star-studded animated series that will be pa...
04:04 pm -05 - Tue, February 19, 2019
Engadget SoundCloud lets artists distribute music to Spotify and Apple Music
SoundCloud is helping artists distribute uploaded music to other services, including Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, Tidal, Instagram, Pandora and even Napster. The Premier distribu...
03:28 pm -05 - Tue, February 19, 2019
Engadget YouTube redesigns its strike system to spare first-time offenders
YouTube has faced criticism for its strike system over the years, and not without merit. You wouldn't always know what you'd done wrong, and the punishment could vary from a slap on the wri...
03:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 19, 2019
Engadget Hyundais Nexo makes a case for fuel-cell SUVs
The future of hydrogen fuel cell cars is still in doubt. It all comes down to infrastructure and there aren't enough stations for most to even consider purchasing a vehicle that emits water inste...
02:43 pm -05 - Tue, February 19, 2019
Engadget Twitter tightens its political ad rules ahead of EU elections
Twitter is expanding its transparent ads policy to Europe ahead of the European parliament elections in May. The sweeping rules debuted in the US last May after Russia's wide-ranging social media...
02:30 pm -05 - Tue, February 19, 2019
Engadget Tune in to our Galaxy S10 liveblog tomorrow at 2PM ET!
It's hard to believe sometimes, but Samsung's Galaxy S smartphones have been around for nearly a decade -- no wonder the company's trying something a little different for the launch of ...
02:12 pm -05 - Tue, February 19, 2019
Engadget Qualcomm's X55 modem will help make 5G phones a practical reality
The first batch of 5G phones is right around the corner, but Qualcomm is already preparing for the follow-up. It's introducing a Snapdragon X55 modem that should make 5G more viable in the real w...
02:02 pm -05 - Tue, February 19, 2019
Engadget Instagram will support fundraisers using Story stickers
Facebook's fundraising tool has raised over $1 billion for non-profits and personal causes since its launch, and now it looks like a similar feature will be rolled out to Instagram later this yea...
01:53 pm -05 - Tue, February 19, 2019
Engadget NVIDIA may have unwittingly leaked Unity ray-tracing support
NVIDIA launched the era of ray tracing about 5 months ago with the release of the RTX 2080 Ti GPU, but so far, it hasn't gone over well -- there's just one game that supports it. Sales of th...
01:29 pm -05 - Tue, February 19, 2019
Engadget Bioware fixes 'Anthem' end-game just in time for launch
Like it or not, the Anthem and Destiny comparisons refuse to go away. Just days after its Origin Access and EA Access release, players spotted a loophole in BioWare's new shooter akin to the &quo...
01:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 19, 2019
Engadget RVR is a Sphero robot for budding tinkerers
Sphero's been amusing us with its collection of robotic balls, like its adorable BB-8, for eight years. But lately the company has been getting away from the toy aspect of its products and embrac...
12:29 pm -05 - Tue, February 19, 2019
Engadget Panasonic's FZ1000 II 16x superzoom targets Sony's RX10
If you're looking at Sony's RX10 IV but don't want to pay 1,700 freaking dollars, Panasonic might have the camera for you. It just unveiled the FZ-1000 II, an upgrade to the 2014 FZ-100...
12:04 pm -05 - Tue, February 19, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: The end of the road for Netflix and Marvel
Hey, good morning! The other shoe finally dropped on Netflix's remaining Marvel series, and guess who researchers blame for the increase in Flat Earth believers?...
11:55 am -05 - Tue, February 19, 2019
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S10 ad airs on TV before its flagship event
Who needs leakers when Samsung is outing its Unpacked lineup itself? Ahead of its flagship event tomorrow, the Korean tech giant has let slip another look at its AirPods-style wireless Galaxy Buds and...
11:31 am -05 - Tue, February 19, 2019
Engadget Huawei's P30 series will debut on March 26th
Huawei's upcoming flagship phones won't be popping up at Mobile World Congress. The tech giant has announced a special P30 series launch event in Paris, which will take place on March 26th, ...
11:05 am -05 - Tue, February 19, 2019
Engadget CERN lets you surf the web like it's 1990
We take the relative seamlessness of the internet for granted these days -- it's easy to forget that surfing the web was once a fairly clunky and convoluted affair. But for those hankering for a ...
10:10 am -05 - Tue, February 19, 2019
Engadget Google explains how it is fighting fake news
Like all online platforms, Google is not immune to the scourge of fake news that has dominated headlines over the last few years. The company has taken various steps in fighting the problem -- from pa...
10:10 am -05 - Tue, February 19, 2019
Engadget Google explains how it's fighting fake news
Like all online platforms, Google is not immune to the scourge of fake news that has dominated headlines over the last few years. The company has taken various steps in fighting the problem -- from pa...
09:25 am -05 - Tue, February 19, 2019
Engadget Huawei founder: 'there's no way the US can crush us'
Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei told the BBC that he believes the arrest of his daughter, company CFO Meng Wanzhou, was politically motivated. Wanzhou was arrested in Canada in December over accusations t...
08:30 am -05 - Tue, February 19, 2019
Engadget Opera for Android gives you an option to quickly turn off ad blocking
Ad blocking on mobile web browsers is relatively commonplace, but it's also annoying when you want to turn it off to support a favorite site (or, let's be honest, to get past a "turn of...
07:15 am -05 - Tue, February 19, 2019
Engadget John Romero's 'Doom' level pack gets pushed back to April
Late last year, Doom co-creator John Romero announced plans to release a new pack of levels for the game more than 25 years after its debut. Sigil is a "spiritual successor" to the game'...
04:31 am -05 - Tue, February 19, 2019
Engadget Xiaomi's fake-transparent Mi 9 isn't hiding anything
Remember that transparent Xiaomi Mi 8 phone that doesn't actually show what's inside the device? It must have gotten a pretty good reception, because the phonemaker has gone through the trou...
02:56 am -05 - Tue, February 19, 2019
Engadget What's on TV: 'Desus & Mero,' 'Anthem,' and Academy Awards
While some are playing through a convoluted early access setup, EA's next big game, Anthem, finally becomes generally available later this week. Just before that, Desus &amp; Mero will return...
12:38 am -05 - Tue, February 19, 2019
Engadget Android Q's revamped gestures might ditch the back button
Android Pie's gesture controls can feel clunky at times with its mix of newer concepts with legacy holdovers. However, Google might just restore some consistency. XDA has discovered that an ear...
11:37 pm -05 - Mon, February 18, 2019
Engadget Scrapped 'Final Fantasy XV' DLC will live on as a novel
Square Enix left Final Fantasy XV fans hanging in the lurch when it scrapped most of the game's DLC, but that doesn't mean you'll be left wondering what happens next. The developer is ...
09:59 pm -05 - Mon, February 18, 2019
Engadget Amazon's new movie strategy includes 30 releases per year
Now that Amazon's Studios head Jennifer Salke has had some time to settle in, the company is about to shake up its movie strategy -- and you'll definitely notice the difference. Salke told ...
08:36 pm -05 - Mon, February 18, 2019
Engadget Amazon's Echo Wall Clock is back on sale after connectivity fix
A few weeks after being pulled because of connectivity issues, Amazon's Echo Wall Clock is once again available. The clock can once again be purchased for $29.99 from Amazon. A spokesperson for A...
08:05 pm -05 - Mon, February 18, 2019
Engadget Audi helps you avoid red lights by suggesting speeds
Audi's cars already tell you how long a red light will last, but now they'll help you avoid those red lights in the first place. It's launching the first implementation of the Green Lig...
07:35 pm -05 - Mon, February 18, 2019
Engadget The superfans behind the Instant Pot hype
It's beef night at Instant Pot superfan Susan Fox's house.Earlier today she loaded five pounds of chuck, beef broth and spices into one of her six-quart Canadian pressure cookers and pushed ...
06:36 pm -05 - Mon, February 18, 2019
Engadget NYC's hip-hop museum will include iPad graffiti and a VR theater
Hip-hop and rap were not only instrumental in defining modern music, but in defining the technology behind that music. It's only fitting, then, that a major museum dedicated to the genres will be...
06:23 pm -05 - Mon, February 18, 2019
Engadget Nissan gives EV batteries a second life powering camping trailers
Once the batteries in electric cars are worn down beyond the point of being useful to the vehicle, something has to be done with them. Nissan has a novel solution that will help extend the life of the...
05:52 pm -05 - Mon, February 18, 2019
Engadget Chrome will make it harder to block incognito browsing
A longstanding loophole in Chrome's Incognito Mode allows websites to recognize when people are browsing the web privately. Recently, sites like The Boston Globe and MIT Technology Review have st...
05:31 pm -05 - Mon, February 18, 2019
Engadget Amazon's 'Costume Quest' animated series hits Prime Video March 8th
Two years after it revealed a show based on the Costume Quest games was coming to Prime Video, Amazon has revealed episodes will start streaming on March 8th. The Costume Quest animated series follows...
05:22 pm -05 - Mon, February 18, 2019
Engadget Netflix officially cancels 'Jessica Jones' and 'The Punisher'
You knew Netflix's remaining Marvel shows were living on borrowed time after it cancelled Daredevil, Luke Cage and Iron Fist within weeks of each other -- and sure enough, the remaining productio...
04:53 pm -05 - Mon, February 18, 2019
Engadget IKEA's super-sized bath toys collect trash on the water
IKEA's latest effort to improve its environmental footprint has taken a decidedly aquatic bent. The company has designed a remote-controlled boat, the Good Ship IKEA, that clears trash from the ...
04:42 pm -05 - Mon, February 18, 2019
Engadget 'State-backed hackers' targeted Australia's main political parties
Politicians and their parties are high-value targets for foreign agents looking to disrupt elections, as we've seen in the US and elsewhere in recent years. Now, Australia is in the crosshairs. T...
04:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 18, 2019
Engadget Scientists use CRISPR to make stem cells invisible to immune system
Scientists at the University of California San Francisco have developed a new method to minimize the likelihood that a person's body will reject stem cells during a transplant. Using the CRISPR g...
03:51 pm -05 - Mon, February 18, 2019
Engadget Amazon wants half of its shipments to be carbon-neutral by 2030
Amazon doesn't have a sterling environmental record, but it is making some headway. The internet giant has launched a Shipment Zero initiative that aims for net zero carbon emissions for deliveri...
03:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 18, 2019
Engadget What we're listening to in February
Senior News Editor Billy Steele confesses his love for the Album of the Year while Managing Editor Terrence O'Brien explains why Punch Up the Jam should be in your podcast rotation. Community Con...
02:41 pm -05 - Mon, February 18, 2019
Engadget Sharp's latest RoBoHon robot can't walk, but hey it's only $715
The cute Japanese robots keep coming. Sony's adorable Aibo pups are already on to their sixth litter and now Sharp is upgrading its RoBoHon line, too. In case you need reminding, that's the ...
02:21 pm -05 - Mon, February 18, 2019
Engadget Fox delays 'Cosmos' season 2 premiere over misconduct investigation
Fox's investigation into sexual misconduct claims against Neil deGrasse Tyson has led to a change of schedule for Cosmos: Possible Worlds. The company has quietly removed the show's season ...
02:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 18, 2019
Engadget PlayStation Now still isn't good enough
Sony launched its subscription plans for PlayStation Now, a service that lets you download and stream games from an ever-growing library, on January 13th, 2015. Since then, a lot has changed. The comp...
01:29 pm -05 - Mon, February 18, 2019
Engadget China wants to put a solar farm in space by 2025
Humanity uses a lot of energy, and while solar power here on Earth is doing a reasonable job of contributing to the power mix, scientists have long hypothesized that solar power gathered from space it...
01:01 pm -05 - Mon, February 18, 2019
Engadget LG won't release a foldable smartphone anytime soon
As Samsung, Huawei, and Motorola rush to release their foldable smartphones, one notable company is sitting out the trend. LG says it's scrapping plans to release a bendy handset, reports The Kor...
12:29 pm -05 - Mon, February 18, 2019
Engadget Researchers blame YouTube for the rise in Flat Earthers
Despite steps taken to counteract problematic material YouTube is still a hotbed of hoaxes and fake news -- a problem that's become so prevalent the site recently announced it is changing its AI ...
11:53 am -05 - Mon, February 18, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Razer will close its game store
Welcome back to the week. While gaming laptop player Razer shutters its game store, we're getting primed for Samsung's big phone launch this Wednesday, where the company could reveal maybe f...
11:20 am -05 - Mon, February 18, 2019
Engadget UK parliament calls Facebook leaders 'digital gangsters'
Facebook and its execs have been labeled "digital gangsters" in a UK parliamentary report that calls for the company to be regulated. The 180-page document -- which lays out the findings of ...
10:35 am -05 - Mon, February 18, 2019
Engadget Apple may unveil a 16-inch MacBook Pro and 31-inch 6K monitor this year
If you're in the market for a new MacBook Pro, iPhone, iPad or virtually any other Apple product, gather 'round for Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo's freshest rumors. To start, he told 9to5M...
09:40 am -05 - Mon, February 18, 2019
Engadget 'Apex Legends' will make it easier to report cheaters
Apex Legends already has cheaters just two weeks into its existence, and Respawn wants to be sure they don't become too much of a problem. The studio has dropped not-so-subtle hints that it'...
08:47 am -05 - Mon, February 18, 2019
Engadget Apple Music subscribers can gift friends a month of free access
If you're an Apple Music subscriber who's feeling pretty generous right now, check out your notifications for a new referral promo. You can send your non-Apple-Music-using friends an invite ...
06:48 am -05 - Mon, February 18, 2019
Engadget NBA smart jersey switches your player allegiances on the fly
Sports jerseys are big commitments for fans -- you're betting that your favorite player won't switch teams, take a nose dive or otherwise prove embarrassing. In the future, though, you migh...
04:45 am -05 - Mon, February 18, 2019
Engadget UK believes it doesn't need to ban Huawei from 5G networks
The US may have had some success in persuading allies to ban Huawei equipment from their 5G networks, but not everyone is convinced there's an existential threat. Financial Times sources claim t...
03:10 am -05 - Mon, February 18, 2019
Engadget Game streamer Ninja will have his own toy line
You can't usually show support for a game streamer in the real world outside of t-shirt and stickers, but Wicked Cool Toys is kicking things up a notch. It's introducing a line of toys them...
01:35 am -05 - Mon, February 18, 2019
Engadget Mueller subpoenas Cambridge Analytica director in Russia probe
Cambridge Analytica may be no more, but those connected to it are facing an increasing amount of scrutiny. Former business development director Brittany Kaiser has confirmed to The Guardian through a...
12:03 am -05 - Mon, February 18, 2019
Engadget Chinese surveillance company found tracking 2.5 million people
Security vulnerabilities are horrible, but one of them is shedding light on the reach of the Chinese surveillance state. Security researcher Victor Gevers discovered that facial recognition firm Sens...
10:27 pm -05 - Sun, February 17, 2019
Engadget UK parliament report will call for 'sweeping' regulation of Facebook
The UK Parliament's Facebook document dump is close to creating serious legal trouble for the social network. According to The Guardian, the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee plans to ...
09:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 17, 2019
Engadget 'Selfie harm' and the damage done by social media
With a new project called Selfie Harm, photographer John Rankin Waddell, better known as Rankin, wanted to see the role social media played on self image in young people. He took photos of a group of ...
08:15 pm -05 - Sun, February 17, 2019
Engadget Lightsaber Academy helps you practice your Jedi swing
Toy lightsabers are a lot of fun: Kids love to strike poses, swing them through the air and jab the weapons at their friends as they pretend to be Luke Skywalker, Rey or even Darth Vader and Kylo Ren....
07:32 pm -05 - Sun, February 17, 2019
Engadget 'Overwatch' action figures and Monopoly are coming this spring
Hasbro is about to give you many, many ways to flaunt your Overwatch fandom beyond the occasional Nerf gun. It's launching a series of toys and games themed around the character-driven shooter, ...
06:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 17, 2019
Engadget The best portable power stations
By 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 affiliate commissi...
04:30 pm -05 - Sun, February 17, 2019
Engadget After Math: Love is in the AR
While most of us are still recovering from the frenzied orgy of capitalist affection that is Valentine's Day, companies from all over the industry continue to fly forth like arrows fired from Cup...
02:25 pm -05 - Sun, February 17, 2019
Engadget NASA backs tiny 3D-printed sensors for planetary rovers
Nanomaterials might just prove the key to the next wave of planetary rovers. NASA has poured $2 million into a Goddard Space Flight Center team developing 3D-printed sensors whose nanomaterials make ...
01:03 pm -05 - Sun, February 17, 2019
Engadget Congress oversight body recommends GDPR-style privacy laws
Tim Cook and the Senators pushing for US version of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules have found an ally in the Government Accountability Office. In a report publishing its...
08:56 am -05 - Sun, February 17, 2019
Engadget UK will track thousands of criminals with GPS tags
It's not a novel idea to make criminals wear GPS bracelets, but they could soon be relatively commonplace in the UK. The country's government plans to use them for around-the-clock monitori...
04:58 am -05 - Sun, February 17, 2019
Engadget TCL's folding phone projects include a watch-like bracelet
Multiple companies have ideas as to how they'll develop folding smartphones. TCL, however, isn't content to settle on one -- it's seemingly tackling them all. CNET has obtained images...
03:34 am -05 - Sun, February 17, 2019
Engadget Razer closes its game store after 10 months
Razer is learning a hard lesson about the challenges of launching a game store. The hardware giant is closing the Razer Game Store on February 28th at 4AM Eastern as part of "realignment plans.&...
02:01 am -05 - Sun, February 17, 2019
Engadget Google's AR tools make it easier for apps to apply face filters
Augmented reality experiences are still in their relative infancy, but because Android runs on so many devices, it can't always assume they'll have dedicated hardware to create extra effects...
01:05 am -05 - Sun, February 17, 2019
Engadget LG's first 5G phone will likely be the V50 ThinQ for Sprint
LG and Sprint haven't been shy about their plans to launch a 5G smartphone in 2019. Now, though, you might be looking at the device in question. Well-known scoop provider Evan Blass has obtained ...
12:08 am -05 - Sun, February 17, 2019
Engadget Owleez is the mutant offspring of a cuddly pet and a helicopter
Ask any parent of a school-aged child and they'll probably tell you nurturing toys are big now. Those are the ones where petting and feeding it are not optional activities, thanks to a series of ...
10:57 pm -05 - Sat, February 16, 2019
Engadget Apple buys the voice tech startup behind Hello Barbie
Apple has acquired PullString, the startup behind the voice technology powering the interactive "Hello Barbie" doll Mattel released in 2015. PullString, previously known as ToyTalk, was foun...
10:15 pm -05 - Sat, February 16, 2019
Engadget Air Hogs' new racer is the Spider-Man of remote-controlled cars
Spin Master's AirHogs brand is, like it says in the name, primarily a toy aircraft line today. Remote-controlled planes, helicopters and, of course, drones. But occasionally it will hit the groun...
09:31 pm -05 - Sat, February 16, 2019
Engadget Facebook suspends Pages from Russia-linked viral video company
Facebook's crackdown on Russia-linked accounts has usually taken down outlets with a relatively small presence, but its latest move is more substantial. The social network has suspended three Pa...
07:59 pm -05 - Sat, February 16, 2019
Engadget Twitter can keep copies of your deleted DMs for years
Twitter might still have copies of your DMs saved in its system even if it's been years since you deactivated your account. Security researcher Karan Saini told TechCrunch that he found years-old...
06:28 pm -05 - Sat, February 16, 2019
Engadget Samsung stops releasing Blu-ray players in the US
Did you notice that Samsung hasn't made a peep about Blu-ray players at CES or other recent trade shows? There's a good reason for it: the company is exiting the category in the US. Samsung ...
05:00 pm -05 - Sat, February 16, 2019
Engadget Recommended Reading: The best of the Best Pictures
The Best Picture championship beltAdam Nayman andSean Fennessey,The RingerThis year's installment of the Academy Awards is set for February 24th, but ahead of the festivities, The Ringer is looki...
03:30 pm -05 - Sat, February 16, 2019
Engadget How Alita: Battle Angel triumphed over the uncanny valley
When the first trailer for the live action Alita: Battle Angel dropped in late December 2017, the internet was abuzz about the eponymous character's large CG eyes. Heck, even we called them "...
01:45 pm -05 - Sat, February 16, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Amazon drops 'LotR' hints
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to your weekend! We're closing things out with a teaser from Amazon, as well as a preview of Samsung's big Galaxy S10 reveal. Some of the highlig...
12:30 pm -05 - Sat, February 16, 2019
Engadget Amazons HQ2 New York plans didnt need to end this way
After the pageantry of searching for a new spot for its headquarters, some had expected Amazon's decision to move to New York be a done deal. Not so. It took Amazon months to decide to bring one ...
10:02 am -05 - Sat, February 16, 2019
Engadget Twitter removes tweet from Iran's leader, citing company policy
Once again, Twitter has run into a sticky situation while deciding when and how to apply its content rules. Buzzfeed News reports that it removed a tweet from an (unverified) account linked to Ayatoll...
03:52 am -05 - Sat, February 16, 2019
Engadget Website uses AI to create infinite fake faces
You might already know that AI can put real faces in implausible scenarios, but it's now clear that it can create faces that otherwise wouldn't exist. Developer Phillip Wang has created a w...
02:05 am -05 - Sat, February 16, 2019
Engadget 'Pokmon Go' settlement promises action on nuisance Pokstops
Niantic, the creator of Pok&eacute;mon Go, has reached a tentative settlement in a class action lawsuit filed against the company by homeowners who claim the game caused players to stumble into th...
12:29 am -05 - Sat, February 16, 2019
Engadget CBS reached its streaming subscription target two years early
With cord-cutting on the rise, it seems there's enough room at the table for more internet-only services. CBS is now reporting that its streaming platforms, CBS All Access and Showtime, reach 8 m...
10:39 pm -05 - Fri, February 15, 2019
Engadget Nerf's 'Fortnite' guns will be here March 22nd
If you thought Hasbro was already milking the Fortnite trend for all it's worth with an official Nerf gun, you haven't seen anything yet. The toy maker has unveiled its full line of Fortni...
10:39 pm -05 - Fri, February 15, 2019
Engadget Nerf's 'Fortnite' guns will be here March 22nd (update)
If you thought Hasbro was already milking the Fortnite trend for all it's worth with an official Nerf gun, you haven't seen anything yet. The toy maker has unveiled its full line of Fortnite...
09:41 pm -05 - Fri, February 15, 2019
Engadget Inside Nike's DIY studio for Snapchat selfie filters
Snapchat's Lens Studio, which lets anyone create their own augmented reality filters, has been a big hit for the company. There are now more than 250,000 Lenses created by independent users, and ...
09:41 pm -05 - Fri, February 15, 2019
Engadget Inside Nike's DIY studio for Snapchat selfie Lenses
Snapchat's Lens Studio, which lets anyone create their own augmented reality filters, has been a big hit for the company. There are now more than 300,000 Lenses created by independent users, and ...
09:17 pm -05 - Fri, February 15, 2019
Engadget PowerUp Toys is motorizing more paper vehicles
PowerUp Toys, the makers of a smartphone-controlled paper airplane kit, is at Toy Fair 2019 with three new gizmos to occupy your free time. The company has an updated version of its popular plane kit ...
08:57 pm -05 - Fri, February 15, 2019
Engadget Updated Mormon rules let missionaries call or text their families weekly
Until now, Mormon missionaries have only allowed to use phone calls or video chats to reach their families on Christmas and Mother's Day. After that, they'd had to rely on email or traditio...
08:36 pm -05 - Fri, February 15, 2019
Engadget High-tech Pictionary is more challenging than using a pen
Pictionary seems like one of those perfect games that doesn't really need an upgrade. You draw on a piece of paper, and people guess what you're trying to show them. Sure, you can put the ga...
08:09 pm -05 - Fri, February 15, 2019
Engadget NBA game recaps are coming to Facebook Watch
You'll soon get to see official highlights from every NBA game on Facebook, after the two signed a deal to stream recaps on the Watch tab. The agreement covers all four of the NBA's leagues:...
07:13 pm -05 - Fri, February 15, 2019
Engadget Hasbro's Bluetooth lightsaber lets kids train to become a Jedi
Hasbro has a new toy for the future Jedi in your life. The Star Wars Lightsaber Academy is a suped-up version of the standard lightsaber that comes with its own training exercises and activities built...
06:05 pm -05 - Fri, February 15, 2019
Engadget Amazon's first 'Lord of the Rings' teaser is a minimal Middle-earth map
As things stand, we know very little about Amazon's Lord of the Rings Prime Video series. We do know it will last several seasons and it will include some familiar characters from J.R.R. Tolkien&...
05:37 pm -05 - Fri, February 15, 2019
Engadget Dubai Airport drone scare temporarily disrupts flights
Dubai International Airport is the latest to halt flights over a drone scare following similar incidents at London's Gatwick and Heathrow. The world's third-busiest airport temporarily stopp...
05:21 pm -05 - Fri, February 15, 2019
Engadget Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs outlines how it'll make money from Toronto
For the last two years, Google's Sidewalk Labs has been working on a planned neighborhood on Toronto's waterfront. Now, thanks to internal documents obtained by the Toronto Star, the company...
05:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 15, 2019
Engadget How AI made Facebooks Portal your personal cameraman
After releasing its Portal video-calling tool to largely positive reviews (especially from its employees) last November, Facebook is finally cracking open the device and giving the rest of us a glimps...
04:46 pm -05 - Fri, February 15, 2019
Engadget Amazon invests in electric truck-maker Rivian
Amazon is staking a claim in the EV market after it led a $700 million investment round in electric pickup truck and SUV maker Rivian. Other details about the investment aren't being disclosed, b...
04:30 pm -05 - Fri, February 15, 2019
Engadget The best portable laptop charger
By 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 affiliate commissi...
04:10 pm -05 - Fri, February 15, 2019
Engadget Overwatch League's premium pass wasn't ready for its debut
If you tuned into opening night of Overwatch League's second season, you likely noticed some changes to the production from last year. For instance, each player's status bar at the top of th...
03:58 pm -05 - Fri, February 15, 2019
Engadget Unboxing Nike's self-lacing Adapt BB sneakers is like opening a smartphone
It was exactly a month ago that Nike took the wraps off of Adapt BB, its latest pair of shoes with power laces, and now the company is finally ready to bring them to the masses. The Adapt BB will laun...
03:36 pm -05 - Fri, February 15, 2019
Engadget Netflix will explore Transformers' origins in upcoming animated series
Transformers spinoff Bumblebee proved the franchise still has legs and now Netflix wants a slice of the action. The streaming service has ordered War for Cybertron, a new animated series that explores...
03:11 pm -05 - Fri, February 15, 2019
Engadget Twitter may let us 'clarify' (but not edit) our old tweets
There are reasonable arguments for and against being able to edit tweets once they've been posted to Twitter dot com. Jack Dorsey doesn't necessarily want everyone to re-write their own hist...
03:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 15, 2019
Engadget Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless review
Not every audio company was quick to jump on the true wireless bandwagon. Some of the big names in headphones took their time crafting a set of earbuds before making a debut. Sennheiser was one of tho...
02:30 pm -05 - Fri, February 15, 2019
Engadget What to expect from Samsungs Galaxy S10 event
We're mere days away from Samsung's next Unpacked event, so the Korean conglomerate is all but ready to dish the details on the Galaxy S10 smartphone family. Not that we're totally in t...
02:16 pm -05 - Fri, February 15, 2019
Engadget Ubisoft: Ditching Steam for Epic caused a surge in 'Division 2' sales
Ubisoft recently became the latest big gun to challenge Stream's status quo by jumping ship to the Epic Games Store. And it claims the decision has already paid off by diverting more players to i...
02:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 15, 2019
Engadget The new Pictionary has you drawing in thin air
It's not easy being a traditional board game manufacturer in these digital days, although some companies have taken pretty bold steps to bridge the gap between table-top and pixel-based play. Now...
01:31 pm -05 - Fri, February 15, 2019
Engadget The 'Fortnite' dance lawsuits are close to falling apart
Epic Games has found itself slapped with a flurry of lawsuits, all alleging the company of stealing people's dance moves and selling them on for a profit. These dances are incorporated into its w...
01:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 15, 2019
Engadget Samsung's thinnest ever tablet is the first with Bixby built in
Samsung has a surprise product announcement today, but it's not the flagship phone we've been dying to hear about. Instead, the company is unveiling a new tablet -- the Tab S5e. It's a ...
12:41 pm -05 - Fri, February 15, 2019
Engadget A pristine 'Super Mario Bros.' cartridge sold for over $100,000
Despite classic video games now being readily available online and on throwback mini consoles, rare physical copies are still fetching big bucks. The latest record-breaking collector's item is a ...
12:03 pm -05 - Fri, February 15, 2019
Engadget Facebook may take extra steps to remove anti-vaccine misinformation
Facebook is "exploring additional measures" to fight anti-vaccine disinformation, according to Bloomberg. Content discouraging parents from vaccinating their children has been rampant on the...
11:30 am -05 - Fri, February 15, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Amazon walks away from HQ2
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.The Toy Fair is about to start, and we have some items from Hot Wheels and Lego that will make being born post-Xbox seem more appealing. Also, Amazon is pulling th...
10:15 am -05 - Fri, February 15, 2019
Engadget NVIDIA suffers as crypto crash and trade wars bite
NVIDIA wasn't joking when it warned that its performance for the quarter ending in January 27th, 2019 will fall short of expectations. The chipmaker's earnings report for the period shows th...
08:02 am -05 - Fri, February 15, 2019
Engadget Samsung's own app reveals its upcoming wearables
An update Samsung has rolled out to its Galaxy Wearable app has confirmed that the tech giant truly is working on a new pair of wireless earbuds and a sports-focused smartwatch. Those devices were the...
05:58 am -05 - Fri, February 15, 2019
Engadget FCC's proposed rules target international robocallers
The FCC has been trying to squash robocalls for years, but it can't fully get rid of them until it can find a way to get calls from overseas under control. Now, the agency has proposed rules that...
04:55 am -05 - Fri, February 15, 2019
Engadget Samsung will open three real stores in the US February 20th
On the same day we meet the Galaxy S10, Samsung is going to "celebrate 10 years of Galaxy" with three new retail locations in the US. While it has previously opened stores around the world, ...
01:06 am -05 - Fri, February 15, 2019
Engadget Netflix's LA office reportedly under lockdown (updated)
According to tweets from people in the area and reports by local news station KTLA, the Los Angeles offices of Netflix have been locked down due to reports of a person with a deadly weapon in the area...
12:01 am -05 - Fri, February 15, 2019
Engadget The BBC is giving 'Doctor Who' the VR treatment
There may be no new series of Doctor Who for 2019, but the BBC is preparing a little something to keep fans entertained in the meantime. The corporation has announced that it will release a short epis...
11:41 pm -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget Facebook reportedly negotiating multibillion dollar fine with FTC
Facebook is reportedly facing a record-breaking fine for its recent privacy lapses. According to the Washington Post, the social networking giant is negotiating an agreement with the Federal Trade Com...
10:21 pm -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget Amazon Moments makes it easy for apps to give physical gift bonuses
Stick around for long enough in your favorite app and you just might have a gift arrive at your doorstep. Amazon announced today a new service called Amazon Moments that will allow app developers to r...
10:04 pm -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget Facebook reportedly tracks the location of 'credible threats'
Facebook's security teams reportedly have a list of people they're instructed to watch out for, including ex-employees and users who have threatened the company, according to CNBC. That'...
08:23 pm -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget '90s internet simulator 'Hypnospace Outlaw' launches on March 12
The wild west era of the internet is coming back, and you're tasked with moderating all of the madness. That's the premise of alternate-reality 1990s internet simulator Hypnospace Outlaw, th...
08:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Save $150 on the Apple MacBook Air (2018)
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...
07:49 pm -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget David Fincher's disturbed 'Love, Death and Robots' premieres March 15th
When Netflix said that David Fincher and Tim Miller's Love, Death and Robots was an animated series for mature audiences, it wasn't kidding around. The streaming giant has posted the trailer...
07:29 pm -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget Now your Beats headphones can match your NBA fandom
We don't get too excited about new colors of existing products here at Engadget, but hey, Dr. Dre is full of surprises. Just ahead of this weekend's All-Star Game in Charlotte, Beats reveale...
07:16 pm -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget AI can write disturbingly believable fake news
AI is getting better and better at writing convincing material, and that's leading its creators to wonder whether they should release the technology in the first place. Elon Musk's OpenAI ha...
07:03 pm -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget A 'Stranger Things' version of 'Dungeons and Dragons' arrives May 1st
The third season of Stranger Things won't arrive until July, but you might be able to while away some of the time by checking out the Dungeons and Dragons adventure the gang plays in the first ep...
07:03 pm -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget A 'Stranger Things' version of 'Dungeons and Dragons' arrives April 22nd
The third season of Stranger Things won't arrive until July, but you might be able to while away some of the time by checking out the Dungeons and Dragons adventure the gang plays in the first ep...
06:48 pm -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget Hong Kong is testing high-tech monitoring systems for 'smart' prisons
Prisons in Hong Kong are testing a variety of high-tech services that will allow correctional facilities to better track inmates, according to the South China Morning Post. The city's Commissione...
05:57 pm -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget Google adds haptic feedback to its iPhone keyboard
Haptic feedback has been a feature in iPhones for the past few years, but you wouldn't know it while you were typing -- even third-party keyboards either use it in limited situations (like SwiftK...
05:24 pm -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget The 'Link's Awakening' remake could be the start of something special
I never beat The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, but not for lack of trying. It's one of my favorite entries in the Zelda series, and I played it over and over as a kid. I got stuck on th...
04:55 pm -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget Amazon won't build its HQ2 in NYC after all
Amazon is officially pulling out of its plan to build a second headquarters (aka HQ 2) in New York. Reports suggested last week the company was having doubts about the project in Long Island City, Que...
04:41 pm -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget Stolen user data from MyFitnessPal and other services hits the dark web
Stolen user information from 16 popular apps and services including Dubsmash and MyFitnessPal is now being sold on the dark web, according to a report from The Register. A seller on the dark web marke...
04:25 pm -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget EU aims to curb big tech's dominance in business listings
The European Union is going to impose new rules on big tech to stop them playing dirty with each other across the continent. Companies that sell products online, or index retail listings, will have to...
04:10 pm -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget North chops $400 from the price of its Focals smart glasses
The jury is still out on just how useful the recently-released Focals "smart glasses" are, but if you're the kind of person who's wanted to give head-mounted AR a shot, they at lea...
04:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget Hot Wheels' new TechMods are remote-control cars you build yourself
Hot Wheels has excelled at merging the real and virtual worlds for the past few years, but a lot of that has really been focused on the driving experience. Specifically, how to make it more like a vid...
03:52 pm -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget Watch the 'Anthem' prequel from the director of 'District 9'
A short film set in the world of BioWare's online shooter Anthem, which highlights some of the universe's lore, dropped on Thursday morning. Conviction is directed by Neill Blomkamp, a name ...
03:05 pm -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget Airbus ends production of its A380 superjumbo
Airbus will soon end production of the A380 superjumbo, the largest passenger plane to ever fly. It's capable of hauling up to 850 people and flyers love it, especially those who can afford the a...
02:46 pm -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget Amazons new video originals include 'The Power' and a FIFA scandal
In a bid to counter Netflix's aggressive overseas expansion, Amazon has ordered a raft of international content for its Prime Video subscription service. Of the 20 shows on its 2019 slate, 17 are...
02:30 pm -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget 'Tetris 99' hands-on: The battle royale game for everyone else
Last night, Nintendo dropped an awful lot of things to get excited about if you're a Switch owner. Alongside a Zelda remake, a new game from the makers of Bayonetta, and Super Mario Maker 2, it r...
02:16 pm -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget Qobuz's hi-res music streaming service comes to the US
Another music-streaming service has entered the game. French company Qobuz (pronounced ko-buzz) has announced it's now available in the US and plans to take on the likes of Spotify and Apple Musi...
02:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget Vuzixs smart glasses still arent ready for prime time
After years of development, Vuzix is now ready to ship the Blade, its first pair of consumer-ready smart glasses. I had a good look at it last month, but at the time, it was lacking a few core feature...
02:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget Legos newest playsets are haunted by AR
As much as we like to shake our metaphorical canes at kids and lament how they're all about Minecraft and Fortnite these days, the truth is that they're still really big into physical play t...
02:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget Focal's Sphear Wireless squeeze premium sound into $130 earbuds
Focal is no newcomer to the audio game. The French company has been around since 1979, and gained a following with its Grande Utopia speaker line. In recent years the company has been making headphone...
01:39 pm -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget Benedict Cumberbatch will play Satan in Amazon's 'Good Omens' series
Amazon's upcoming miniseries Good Omens has been in the pipeline for a while, and now Neil Gaiman has revealed that Benedict Cumberbatch will take a starring role in the series. The Sherlock star...
01:22 pm -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget iOS pirates are using Apple's developer certificates to share hacked apps
Just days after it was revealed that dozens of gambling and pornographic apps have been abusing enterprise certificates to distribute apps outside of Apple's app store, Reuters has found that sof...
01:02 pm -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget Audi teases its all-electric Q4 concept car
The third car in Audi's all-electric lineup isn't going on sale until early 2021, but that two-year wait gets a little bit harder when you see what's coming. Ahead of the Geneva Motor S...
12:41 pm -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget The puzzling chaos of Human: Fall Flat is coming to phones
Soon it won't just be Switch owners who get to play indie platform-puzzler Human: Fall Flat on the go. After shifting five million copies across PC, Mac and consoles, the game is heading to mobil...
12:16 pm -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget Apple concedes to Qualcomm to escape German iPhone ban
It sounds like Apple is done trying to fight an injunction in Germany brought about by its legal battle against Qualcomm. According to Reuters, the tech giant will resume selling the older iPhone mode...
11:44 am -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget NASA's SPHEREx mission will investigate the origins of the universe
NASA has announced a new space telescope mission dedicated to understanding the origins of life and the universe. It's called the Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reio...
11:30 am -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Mars Opportunity rover, R.I.P.
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Some sad news as NASA declares that its Mars Opportunity rover is no more. Happy news though: Nintendo dropped a ton of games news late yesterday, including a batt...
11:14 am -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget Fujifilms X-T30 shrinks the X-T3 in size and price
Fujifilm continues its effort to conquer the APS-C mirrorless market with the launch of the $899 X-T30, a slightly stripped down version of the X-T3. It's much improved over its predecessor, the ...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget 'Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night' is finally coming this summer
You'll finally be able to play Castlevania's spiritual successor this year. Both Nintendo and Sony have announced that Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is coming out this summer for the Swi...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget 'Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night' is finally coming this summer (updated)
You'll finally be able to play Castlevania's spiritual successor this year. Both Nintendo and Sony have announced that Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is coming out this summer for the Swi...
10:35 am -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget Silksong is a full-blown sequel to Hollow Knight
Hollow Knight was kind of a sleeper hit, at least around these parts. It goes without saying that if we'd given it the appropriate attention, the Kickstarter-funded title would've made our g...
10:07 am -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget 'Fortnite' players can get the next Battle Pass for free
For the best part of a year, Fortnite has been king of the battle royale genre, both in terms of players and revenue. PUBG and Blackout have attempted to usurp the free-to-play shooter but Epic Games ...
09:05 am -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget Hackers can stop or speed up Xiaomi's M365 electric scooter
As if there weren't enough safety concerns surrounding electric scooters, here's a new one. Researchers at mobile security firm Zimperium discovered a bug in the Xiaomi M365 scooter that all...
08:04 am -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget Tesla pushes Sentry Mode, Dog Mode updates to its EVs
Less than a month after Elon Musk said Sentry Mode for Teslas would be "coming soon" the update has started to roll out, along with a couple of other tweaks. In a blog post detailing Sentry ...
05:57 am -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget LG's G8 uses its OLED screen for audio too
Even though we've likely seen all of the outside of LG's next flagship phone, there's still a lot to learn about the G8 ThinQ and the company is sticking to its custom by slowly releasi...
05:57 am -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget LG's G8 uses its OLED screen for audio too
Even though we've likely seen all of the outside of LG's next flagship phone, there's still a lot to learn about the G8 ThinQ and the company is sticking to its custom by slowly releasi...
04:00 am -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget Canons next full-frame mirrorless camera is the EOS RP
Well, it looks like the recent rumors were spot on: Canon is getting ready to launch a compact version of its EOS R camera. And here it is. Meet the EOS RP, a full-frame mirrorless shooter that costs ...
04:00 am -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget Canon unveils more lenses to go with its new EOS RP camera
Canon has announced that, by the end of 2019, it'll add six more lenses to its EOS R and new EOS RP full-frame mirrorless lineup, bringing the total to nine. Coming in the second half of this yea...
03:21 am -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget Anyone can publish a skill on the Alexa Store now
Amazon is opening up its US Alexa store to let anyone share skills they've created for the voice assistant. Until now, it's been the domain of developers, who have already added more than 80...
02:35 am -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget Harmonix's answer to 'Beat Saber' is a VR rhythm shooter
Beat Saber has become something of a hit in the rhythm game scene thanks to its clever VR mechanics, and the veterans at Harmonix clearly want to offer their own response. They've unveiled Audic...
01:34 am -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget Twitter's profile preview test makes it easier to spot creeps
Twitter might just make it a little easier to silence unwanted attention from strangers -- or to forge a new friendship. It's testing profile previews in its iOS app that show more about a user ...
01:03 am -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget Nintendo announces 'Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice' for the Switch
The award-winning game Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is bound to mess with more people's heads now that it's confirmed for the Nintendo Switch. It came out for the Xbox One and got the V...
12:24 am -05 - Thu, February 14, 2019
Engadget Of course Netflix kept all of your choices in Black Mirror: Bandersnatch'
While you were watching Black Mirror: Bandersnatch on Netflix, Netflix was watching you, too. A General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) request filed by University College London technology policy r...
11:27 pm -05 - Wed, February 13, 2019
Engadget Switch owners can play 'Assassin's Creed III Remastered' May 21st
Assassin's Creed is coming to the Switch for the first time, although it might not be in the way you were anticipating. Ubisoft has revealed that Assassin's Creed III Remastered will be ava...
10:47 pm -05 - Wed, February 13, 2019
Engadget 'Astral Chain' brings Platinum-flavored action to Switch this August
Astral Chain is the latest neon-infused, over-the-top action title from Platinum Games, and it's due to hit the Nintendo Switch on August 30th. Platinum is best known for developing the Bayonetta...
10:46 pm -05 - Wed, February 13, 2019
Engadget 'Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening' gets a second life on Switch
Nintendo had a giant surprise waiting at the end of its latest Direct show: it's remaking The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening for the Switch. The company shared precious few details, but t...
10:35 pm -05 - Wed, February 13, 2019
Engadget 'Tetris' is now a battle royale game exclusive to Nintendo Switch
Forget Apex Legends, there's another new free-to-play battle royale game now: Tetris 99. This version of the classic puzzle game is launching today on Nintendo Switch with 99 players trying to ou...
10:32 pm -05 - Wed, February 13, 2019
Engadget 'Dragon Quest XI' arrives on Switch this fall
Yes, it's true: Dragon Quest XI for the Switch is coming. Square Enix has announced that Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age: Definitive Edition (phew) will be available sometime in the f...
10:25 pm -05 - Wed, February 13, 2019
Engadget 'Fire Emblem: Three Houses' comes to Nintendo Switch on July 26th
Fire Emblem: Three Houses, the 16th mainline game in Nintendo's robust tactical-RPG series, lands on the Switch on July 26th. This is technically a delay from the expected release window earlier ...
10:10 pm -05 - Wed, February 13, 2019
Engadget 'Super Mario Maker 2' hits the Switch this June
It took its sweet time, but Super Mario Maker is coming to Nintendo Switch! Far from a port, this is a bonafide sequel, Super Mario Maker 2. Details are scant, but from the brief trailer Nintendo show...
09:50 pm -05 - Wed, February 13, 2019
Engadget Watch the 'Fire Emblem' Nintendo Direct here at 5PM ET
It's mid-afternoon on a Wednesday for most of our readers, which is an odd time indeed for a press conference. But here we are and lucky for you, Engadget is a 24-hour news operation. Nintendo is...
09:50 pm -05 - Wed, February 13, 2019
Engadget Watch the February 13th Nintendo Direct here
It's mid-afternoon on a Wednesday for most of our readers, which is an odd time indeed for a press conference. But here we are and lucky for you, Engadget is a 24-hour news operation. Nintendo is...
09:29 pm -05 - Wed, February 13, 2019
Engadget Governments are requesting more and more data from Reddit
Every year, Reddit receives subpoenas, search warrants and court orders from governments, law enforcement and private parties around the world. Often they want information on users -- perhaps in an in...
09:12 pm -05 - Wed, February 13, 2019
Engadget Take a peek at Honda's Urban EV dashboard
Honda's upcoming Urban EV is one of the most highly anticipated vehicles being shown off at the Geneva Motor Show next month. As the spiritual (and technological) successor to the venerated Civic...
08:59 pm -05 - Wed, February 13, 2019
Engadget Samsung is already offering Galaxy S10 reservations
The Galaxy S10 has leaked to the Moon and back ahead of its February 20th reveal (see the Evan Blass leak above as proof), and even Samsung isn't pretending there are many secrets left. The tech...
08:36 pm -05 - Wed, February 13, 2019
Engadget Democrats want to take another look at the T-Mobile-Sprint merger
T-Mobile's planned purchase of Sprint is facing new and intense scrutiny from the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives. The executives of the two companies will sit before two congression...
08:35 pm -05 - Wed, February 13, 2019
Engadget Apple's streaming video service might finally arrive in April
Apple's video service might finally be ready to launch. A report from CNBC says that the company's first video subscription service will launch in April and will feature a combination of ori...
08:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 13, 2019
Engadget Deadmau5 is no longer on Twitch
EDM artist Deadmau5 (aka Joel Zimmerman) has deleted his Twitch account after the service apparently suspended his channel over a homophobic slur. When he was streaming PlayerUnknown's Battlegrou...
07:46 pm -05 - Wed, February 13, 2019
Engadget Waymo's self-driving cars needed a lot less human intervention in 2018
Waymo likes to boast that its self-driving cars can handle tough situations, and now it has some extra data to back up its claims. The California DMV has published manufacturers' reports for auto...
07:37 pm -05 - Wed, February 13, 2019
Engadget A decade later, Drake's 'So Far Gone' mixtape hits streaming services
On the heels of his Grammy win for Best Rap Song, Drake revealed on Instagram that his 2009 mixtape So Far Gone is coming to streaming services for the first time. Though it was originally available f...
07:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 13, 2019
Engadget Scientists design 'decoy platelets' that reduce risk of blood clots
Heart disease, stroke, sepsis and cancer are incredibly serious conditions which together cause the greatest number of deaths around the world. They're unique illnesses, but they have something i...
06:47 pm -05 - Wed, February 13, 2019
Engadget Google will have offices and data centers in 24 states by the end of 2019
Google is still closely associated with California to many people (and to a lesser degree New York), but it's determined to change that reputation. The company is launching a $13 billion expansio...
06:27 pm -05 - Wed, February 13, 2019
Engadget Apple, IBM heads join White House panel on workforce automation
Apple CEO Tim Cook and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty will be among the company executives who will be joining a Trump administration advisory board set to deal with the effects of artificial intelligence and ...
05:47 pm -05 - Wed, February 13, 2019
Engadget The 'Breaking Bad' movie could debut on Netflix before it hits AMC
It's not clear when the long-awaited Breaking Bad movie will arrive, but you might be able to watch it on Netflix before it hits AMC. Variety reports the service could get first dibs in what woul...
05:29 pm -05 - Wed, February 13, 2019
Engadget Google said to plan first smartwatch, budget phones for 2019
If Google introduced a lot of hardware in 2018, it might have a veritable avalanche in store for 2019. Nikkei sources claim to have details of Google's roadmap for the year, which includes a few...
05:12 pm -05 - Wed, February 13, 2019
Engadget DJI updates geofencing system in Europe after Gatwick airport scare
Drone manufacturer DJI announced today that it is updating the geofencing system it uses in Europe to prevent drone pilots from flying the unmanned aircraft in places where they don't belong. The...
04:48 pm -05 - Wed, February 13, 2019
Engadget NASA admits the Mars Opportunity rover is dead
If you're a fan of Mars exploration, you're probably in mourning right now. NASA's Opportunity rover has effectively been declared dead after the agency's last attempt to contact t...
04:30 pm -05 - Wed, February 13, 2019
Engadget US government lays out strategy to speed up rural broadband deployment
The US government has unveiled a strategy called the American Broadband Initiative (ABI), which aims to speed up broadband deployment and bring faster, reliable internet access to tens of millions of ...
04:15 pm -05 - Wed, February 13, 2019
Engadget What we're buying: Shonen Jump's cheap manga subscription
This week, we're taking a break from hardware to dive deep into Shonen Jump's recently released manga app and subscription plan. As Senior Editor Kris Naudus explains, it may have a few prob...
03:59 pm -05 - Wed, February 13, 2019
Engadget Facebook's 3D photos will work with Insta360's 'tiny planet' images
Insta360 rarely disappoints when it comes to adding new app features for its 360 cameras. In the latest update for the One X, users will be able to upload "tiny planet" photos as 3D photos t...
03:47 pm -05 - Wed, February 13, 2019
Engadget Amazon and Google ask for non-stop data from smart home devices
You'd expect voice assistants to collect data whenever you control a smart home device -- that's how they work. Amazon and Google have lately been asking for a continuous flow of data in the...
02:32 pm -05 - Wed, February 13, 2019
Engadget UK bans gambling ads from sites and games that target kids
The UK will prohibit child-friendly websites and video games from running gambling ads, a move that poses potential ramifications for app developers, soccer stars and social media influencers alike. S...
02:20 pm -05 - Wed, February 13, 2019
Engadget 'Battlefield V' finally supports DLSS anti-aliasing
For a flagship single-person shooter, Battlefield V didn't exactly set the sales chart alight. But EA Dice keeps cranking out the updates to keep devotees happy, while everyone else waits for its...
02:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 13, 2019
Engadget 3Doodler's mobile app is like a coloring book for 3D printing
3Doodler is finally launching a mobile app, and it'll come with step-by-step instructions you can follow to hone your 3D-printing skills. The company will also roll out a new project every week t...
01:40 pm -05 - Wed, February 13, 2019
Engadget Gigabyte Aero 15 Y9 review: RTX 2080 performance, at a price
With last year's Aero 15X, Gigabyte managed an impressive feat: putting powerful gaming performance and long battery life into a 4.4-pound body. This year, the Taiwanese company is trying to top ...
01:20 pm -05 - Wed, February 13, 2019
Engadget Sony's smart watch strap is now available in the UK
Sony first proposed the Wena Wrist, the curious smart watch with a dumb face, in a crowdfunding campaign back in 2015. Now, after years of availability in Japan, the wearable is hitting the internatio...
01:03 pm -05 - Wed, February 13, 2019
Engadget THQ Nordic buys developer of 'Kingdom Come: Deliverance'
THQ Nordic, the games publisher that's made a name for itself picking up long-forgotten games studios, has added Warhorse Studios to its fold in a &euro;33.2 million acquisition. The deal com...
12:01 pm -05 - Wed, February 13, 2019
Engadget 'Red Dead Online' will turn the tables on griefers
Red Dead Online fans have been fairly vocal about their issues with the game since its launch in November. The in-game economy, lack of missions and griefing are just some of the more commonly cited p...
11:30 am -05 - Wed, February 13, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: IBM's AI debate team
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the middle! Games-maker Activision Blizzard had its best year yet -- but it's laying off hundreds of employees. IBM's AI failed to beat a huma...
11:00 am -05 - Wed, February 13, 2019
Engadget Study says 37 percent of Americans have faced 'severe' online harassment
It might be premature to claim the internet is becoming more civil. A YouGov study commissioned by the Anti-Defamation League indicates that 37 percent of Americans dealt with "severe" onli...
09:41 am -05 - Wed, February 13, 2019
Engadget Hulu snaps up award-winning social media influencer documentary
Streaming services have been snapping up Sundance hits left and right -- Amazon even spent over $40 million to grab a handful of titles from the festival, including One Child Nation and The Report. No...
07:30 am -05 - Wed, February 13, 2019
Engadget Google admits that Android Things are only smart speakers and displays
When we first heard about Google's Android Things platform in 2016 (and even earlier when it was Project Brillo) the idea was that it could bring additional intelligent capabilities to all kinds ...
05:03 am -05 - Wed, February 13, 2019
Engadget 500px reveals 2018 breach that exposed user data
Photo-sharing platform 500px has revealed that it suffered a security breach that exposed its users' data and profile information. While the company's engineers have only just discovered the...
02:20 am -05 - Wed, February 13, 2019
Engadget Waze adds Siri Shortcuts to its iOS app
Waze is playing even more nicely with Apple after it enabled CarPlay support back in September. The latest version of its iOS app lets you use Siri Shortcuts to find your way to a destination. You...
01:09 am -05 - Wed, February 13, 2019
Engadget LG G8 ThinQ leak shows the flagship phone from every angle
We might see LG's G7 ThinQ successor in a little over a week -- so naturally, leaks have already started pouring out of the company and onto the internet. One of those leaks is a group of images ...
11:54 pm -05 - Tue, February 12, 2019
Engadget Amazon and GM may invest in Rivian's electric pickup trucks
Rivian might be attracting some big money just a few months after unveiling its electric pickup truck and SUV. Reuters and Bloomberg sources say Amazon and GM are in discussions to invest in Rivian i...
11:24 pm -05 - Tue, February 12, 2019
Engadget California backs down on high-speed LA-to-SF rail plan
There were concerns about the logistics of California's planned high-speed rail system even as construction began, and those practical realities are finally hitting home. Governor Gavin Newsom sa...
10:36 pm -05 - Tue, February 12, 2019
Engadget Instagram tests web DMs so you can slide from your desktop
Instagram is reportedly testing the ability to send and receive direct messages through its website on mobile and desktop devices. Reverse engineering expert Jane Manchun Wong first spotted the appare...
10:09 pm -05 - Tue, February 12, 2019
Engadget Activision Blizzard lays off nearly 800 employees after 'record' 2018
Activision Blizzard has begun laying off some of its 9,600 employees, mostly in non-development sectors, even as it reported a record net revenue of $7.50 billion in 2018, up from $7.02 billion in 201...
09:58 pm -05 - Tue, February 12, 2019
Engadget Apple will reportedly reveal its news subscription service next month
Apple might face some stiff opposition in its bid to launch a subscription news service this spring. Wall Street Journal tipsters claim publishers like the New York Times and Washington Post are obj...
09:38 pm -05 - Tue, February 12, 2019
Engadget Ford uses driver-assist tech to keep bed hogs on their side
Ford is in the automobile business, but the company keep discovering new ways to apply its technology outside of its vehicles. The latest innovation from the car maker is made for the bedroom. Ford re...
08:53 pm -05 - Tue, February 12, 2019
Engadget Amazon's Coachella delivery lockers will help you get more sunscreen
The Coachella music festival is known for pampering fans with treats, but they'll now have one of the ultimate creature comforts: online deliveries. Amazon is making multiple Lockers available a...
08:42 pm -05 - Tue, February 12, 2019
Engadget One in six American adults now wear a computer on their wrist
The days of smartwatches as niche devices might be over, at least in the US. The NPD Group estimated that smartwatch sales jumped 61 percent in the 12-month span ending in November 2018. That's...
07:49 pm -05 - Tue, February 12, 2019
Engadget Porn and gambling apps are also abusing Apple's enterprise certificates
Following the controversy over Facebook and Google's misuse of enterprise certificates to distribute apps outside of Apple's App Store, TechCrunch reports that dozens of gambling and pornogr...
07:47 pm -05 - Tue, February 12, 2019
Engadget FAA will require drones to display registration numbers externally
Drone owners will soon need to display their device's registration numbers on the outside of the craft, the Federal Aviation Administration has declared. The agency, which last month proposed loo...
07:30 pm -05 - Tue, February 12, 2019
Engadget AICAN doesn't need human help to paint like Picasso
Artificial intelligence has exploded onto the art scene over the past few years, with everybody from artists to tech giants experimenting with the new tools that technology provides. While the generat...
07:06 pm -05 - Tue, February 12, 2019
Engadget Nissan Kicks proves inexpensive doesn't have to mean boring
Inexpensive entry-level vehicles are typically drab affairs. Beige boxes with the minimum options and styling that can be described as sadness on four wheels. The Nissan Kicks (yeah, with an S) is dif...
07:06 pm -05 - Tue, February 12, 2019
Engadget The Nissan Kicks is a cheap crossover that's still high-tech
Inexpensive entry-level vehicles are typically drab affairs. Beige boxes with the minimum options and styling that can be described as sadness on four wheels. The Nissan Kicks (yeah, with an S) is dif...
06:17 pm -05 - Tue, February 12, 2019
Engadget Walmart's same-day grocery delivery hits another snag
Walmart's same-day grocery delivery service has hit a snag. The giant retailer had partnered with Google-backed logistics company Deliv to get orders to customers' front doors, but the two c...
05:56 pm -05 - Tue, February 12, 2019
Engadget Sonar drone discovers long-lost WWII aircraft carrier USS Hornet
The late Paul Allen's research vessel, the Petrel, has found another historic warship at the bottom of the ocean. In the wake of an initial discovery in late January, the expedition crew has con...
05:42 pm -05 - Tue, February 12, 2019
Engadget Rocket League's cross-platform party system arrives February 19th
Rocket League is one of a select few games to offer full cross-platform play after Sony loosened up some of its restrictions. While PS4 players have been able to take on rivals on PC for some time and...
05:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 12, 2019
Engadget AT&T 5G is coming to Chicago and Minneapolis in 2019
Just because AT&amp;T is standing firm on its faux 5G marketing doesn't mean it's ignoring its real 5G deployment. In fact, it's stepping things up -- the carrier has announced that...
04:30 pm -05 - Tue, February 12, 2019
Engadget Did you buy the most recent MacBook Air? Tell us what you think.
When Apple unveiled a new Macbook Air last October, we wasted no time in putting the long-awaited refresh through its paces. While the new machine includes an upgraded "butterfly" keyboard, ...
04:10 pm -05 - Tue, February 12, 2019
Engadget Tidal follows Spotify's lead by adding a block button
Tidal is following in Spotify's footsteps by allowing you to block music you don't want to hear from popping up in personalized My Mix playlists, as well as the radio stations the service cr...
03:58 pm -05 - Tue, February 12, 2019
Engadget Shell backs Alphabet's power-generating kites in latest renewable bet
Alphabet is turning yet another one of its X projects into a business, but this time it's enlisting the help of an unusual ally. Makani Power, a venture making electricity-generating kites (see ...
03:15 pm -05 - Tue, February 12, 2019
Engadget Niantic is turning Pokemon Go into an AR photo machine
The augmented reality photo mode in Pok&eacute;mon Go will soon offer a better way for you to take pictures of your Pok&eacute;mon. While you've already been able to take photos of Pok&am...
03:15 pm -05 - Tue, February 12, 2019
Engadget Niantic is turning Pokmon Go into an AR photo machine
The augmented reality photo mode in Pok&eacute;mon Go will soon offer a better way for you to take pictures of your Pok&eacute;mon. While you've already been able to take photos of Pok&am...
02:30 pm -05 - Tue, February 12, 2019
Engadget How the creators of 'Ralph Breaks the Internet showed two sides to life online
Warning: May contain light spoilers."Everything is for sale on the internet." Phil Johnston, the director/co-writer of the Oscar nominated Ralph Breaks the Internet, isn't holding back....
02:08 pm -05 - Tue, February 12, 2019
Engadget 'Upskirting' is now a crime in the UK
After some setbacks, the UK's bill forbidding "upskirting" has become law. The Voyeurism Act takes effect in April and gives creeps up to two years in prison if they take photos under ...
02:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 12, 2019
Engadget Adobe's latest Lightroom CC uses AI to 'enhance' RAW images
Transforming your camera's RAW sensor data into a usable image is calculation-intensive and sometimes, your computer doesn't have the muscle to get it right. For the next version of Lightroo...
01:23 pm -05 - Tue, February 12, 2019
Engadget Mars One could live again thanks to a mystery investor
Bankrupt Martian colony startup Mars One says it's holding talks with an undisclosed investor to revive its for-profit arm. In a press release, the German company claims to have found a potential...
01:01 pm -05 - Tue, February 12, 2019
Engadget 'Beat Saber' players were so fast that they broke Steam VR
Beat Saber, one of the coolest and most physical games available on VR, has some incredibly fast players. Valve recently announced that it updated Steam VR to "increase limits of what we thought ...
12:28 pm -05 - Tue, February 12, 2019
Engadget NASA puts a key satellite in place for its Mars 2020 mission
NASA is preparing for the Mars 2020 mission by bringing the MAVEN probe, which will act as its antenna and connection to Earth, closer to the red planet. Over the next few months, the spacecraft will ...
12:01 pm -05 - Tue, February 12, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: The 'Mars One' dream is over
Hey, good morning!Welcome to Tuesday! Google Maps is getting in deep with augmented reality, using what's around us to help us get to our destination, Samsung is making a foldable phone and reall...
12:01 pm -05 - Tue, February 12, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: The 'Mars One' dream is over?
Hey, good morning!Welcome to Tuesday! Google Maps is getting in deep with augmented reality, using what's around us to help us get to our destination, Samsung is making a foldable phone and reall...
11:30 am -05 - Tue, February 12, 2019
Engadget IBM AI fails to beat human debating champion
After suffering defeat to AI at Go and Dota 2, the battle between man and machine was starting to look a little one-sided. But a human has finally notched up a win against our future robot overlords. ...
10:29 am -05 - Tue, February 12, 2019
Engadget Apple worked on biometric unlock for cars
Unlocking your car with a key is so pass&eacute;. If you've got the right car, you can already use your smartphone as a car key, and Hyundai is slated to release a vehicle that can be unlocke...
08:10 am -05 - Tue, February 12, 2019
Engadget Apple's new augmented reality exec shows how important the tech is
Bloomberg points out that an executive formerly in charge of iPhone marketing for carriers, Frank Casanova, has a new title: "Senior Director, Worldwide Product Marketing at Apple Augmented Reali...
06:02 am -05 - Tue, February 12, 2019
Engadget AI-guided material changes could lead to diamond CPUs
Scientists know that you can dramatically alter a crystalline material's properties by applying a bit of strain to it, but finding the right strain is another matter when there are virtually limi...
04:26 am -05 - Tue, February 12, 2019
Engadget CBS All Access taps Lucy Liu to star in 'Why Women Kill'
CBS All Access has tapped Lucy Liu to play one of the lead characters in Why Women Kill. The streaming service ordered the dramedy series by the creator of Desperate Housewives late last year, adding ...
03:06 am -05 - Tue, February 12, 2019
Engadget AT&T's streaming service won't have original shows until 2020
AT&amp;T is continuing the trickle of information about its upcoming WarnerMedia streaming service, and this time it's more specific about the kind of content you'll get. TBS and TNT Pr...
01:57 am -05 - Tue, February 12, 2019
Engadget What's on TV: 'Far Cry,' 'Crackdown 3' and 'Umbrella Academy'
This week is a big one for streaming platforms, as Amazon premieres its documentary series uncovering the truth surrounding Lorena Bobbitt, and Netflix presents the first season of its comic book adap...
01:04 am -05 - Tue, February 12, 2019
Engadget Netflix expands its podcast repertoire with 'Strong Black Legends'
You probably don't think of Netflix as a go-to source for podcasts (many don't even know it has podcasts), but the service is determined to change your mind. It's premiering Strong Blac...
12:05 am -05 - Tue, February 12, 2019
Engadget 'Apex Legends' racks up 25 million players in its first week
For a game that was announced and launched just a week ago, Apex Legends is doing well for itself. Respawn has revealed that its stab at the battle royale genre now has over 25 million total players,...
11:34 pm -05 - Mon, February 11, 2019
Engadget Trump signs executive order 'prioritizing' AI development
After the President largely avoided the subject of AI in his SOTU address, a new directive could shape the nascent sector as it spills into everything from healthcare to military warfare. Trump's...
11:09 pm -05 - Mon, February 11, 2019
Engadget Gmail's expanded right-click menu makes it easier to manage email
You might not have known that you could right-click on emails in Gmail to bring up a short list of common actions that you might want to perform. Now is about as good a time as any to learn about the ...
10:14 pm -05 - Mon, February 11, 2019
Engadget Amazon buys mesh WiFi startup Eero to connect smart homes
Amazon is still busy snapping up companies to bolster its smart home business. This time it's acquiring Eero, the startup that has developed a solid reputation for its mesh WiFi routers. There&...
09:01 pm -05 - Mon, February 11, 2019
Engadget Apple wasn't the only smartphone brand struggling in China this fall
Apple wasn't joking around when it warned that the Chinese smartphone market gave it grief in the fall. IDC estimated that iPhone shipments fell just shy of 20 percent year-over-year toward the ...
08:47 pm -05 - Mon, February 11, 2019
Engadget Google Fi SIM cards are now on sale at Best Buy
You can now buy Google Fi SIM cards at Best Buy. The product showed up on the retailer's website today and is available at Best Buy's retail stores around the US, as confirmed by a Google Fi...
08:41 pm -05 - Mon, February 11, 2019
Engadget Google Maps' AR adds navigation hints to the real world
Google Maps has made navigating unfamiliar cities on foot much easier than the days of pulling out a paper map &mdash; but it's not perfect. The blue dot that signifies where you are standing...
08:10 pm -05 - Mon, February 11, 2019
Engadget MagSafe makes a full comeback for your USB-C MacBooks
One feature that seasoned MacBook users may miss is the good ol' MagSafe connector, because no one wants to accidentally drag a pricey laptop off the table. Alas, ever since Apple made the jump t...
07:34 pm -05 - Mon, February 11, 2019
Engadget New Google Docs toolkit can automate tasks
Are you tired of having to wade through Google Docs files, or make countless changes to templates every time you want to use them? Google might soon bring relief. It's officially launching a Goog...
07:04 pm -05 - Mon, February 11, 2019
Engadget Samsung's first iTunes-ready TVs are here
Samsung's 2019 QLED TVs are rolling out in earnest, and they're widening Apple's ecosystem in the process. You can either purchase or pre-order the 8K Q900 as well as a host of 4K sets...
06:47 pm -05 - Mon, February 11, 2019
Engadget 'The Handmaid's Tale' returns on Hulu on June 5th
Amid a wave of announcements Monday, Hulu revealed The Handmaid's Tale will return on June 5th. As such, it will won't compete at this year's Emmys. It lost out to Game of Thrones the l...
06:34 pm -05 - Mon, February 11, 2019
Engadget This robot artist will draw sketches of humans
If you've ever wondered how you look through the eyes of a robot, you may soon find out. Engineers at the UK-based Engineered Arts are working with a British art gallery owner to create a human-l...
05:23 pm -05 - Mon, February 11, 2019
Engadget Insects could be extinct within a century, scientists say
Insects are dying so rapidly, they could disappear within 100 years, according to the first global scientific review on their decline. A third of species are endangered and more than 40 percent face t...
05:12 pm -05 - Mon, February 11, 2019
Engadget Veterans can access their medical info through Apple's Health Records
Apple is expanding its Health Records feature in iOS to cover one of the larger groups in the US: namely, veterans. The company is partnering with the Department of Veterans Affairs to make soldiers&...
04:50 pm -05 - Mon, February 11, 2019
Engadget Bumble Spotlight makes you the center of attention for 30 minutes
If you're still looking for a date before Valentine's Day, Bumble may be able to help. The company announced a new feature called Spotlight that puts you front and center whenever people in ...
04:11 pm -05 - Mon, February 11, 2019
Engadget Microsoft posts HoloLens 2 teaser ahead of February 24th launch
You've had to wait a long, long time for news about HoloLens 2, but it's finally right around the bend. Device creator Alex Kipman has posted a teaser for the mixed reality headset that conf...
03:58 pm -05 - Mon, February 11, 2019
Engadget Samsung really wants you to know its folding phone is coming
Many of us with more than a passing knowledge of phones know Samsung is all but certain to reveal more about its foldable handset next week. Until then, it knows it has something significant to show o...
02:35 pm -05 - Mon, February 11, 2019
Engadget What we're watching in February
This week in IRL Mariella Moon takes some time to consider the lasting impact of Netflix's Fyre Festival documentary. Separately, Mat Smith explains why DC's Titans show is worth a watch -- ...
02:15 pm -05 - Mon, February 11, 2019
Engadget We're one step closer to unified wireless charging standard for EVs
WiTricity, a company that specializes in contactless EV charging, has acquired Qualcomm's rival wireless charging tech. The two are keeping quiet about the financial details, though they did reve...
02:04 pm -05 - Mon, February 11, 2019
Engadget Mars One is dead
The company that aimed to put humanity on the red planet has met an unfortunate, but wholly-expected end. Mars One Ventures, the for-profit arm of the Mars One mission was declared bankrupt back in Ja...
01:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 11, 2019
Engadget OnePlus will show a 5G prototype at Mobile World Congress
OnePlus is finally ready to show off 5G hardware after months of talking about it. The phone maker will have a presence at Qualcomm's booth during Mobile World Congress (February 25th through Fe...
12:35 pm -05 - Mon, February 11, 2019
Engadget DVRs aren't the ad-killer everyone thinks
Time-shifting set-top boxes from the likes of TiVo are often referred to as "ad-skipping technology," but apparently that's not quite the case. People that use the devices apparently wa...
12:07 pm -05 - Mon, February 11, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: The allure of a $600 smartphone
Good morning! As the Engadget team limbers up for both Samsung's big Galaxy Unveiled event and the world's biggest mobile phone show (both later this month, we've got two smartphones th...
11:05 am -05 - Mon, February 11, 2019
Engadget Roma guides Netflix to best-ever BAFTA haul
Netflix had its best year ever at the UK's Oscars last night. The streaming service's hot favourite Roma took home four BAFTAs, out of seven nominations, including Best Picture. Netflix'...
10:02 am -05 - Mon, February 11, 2019
Engadget Activision offers 'Guitar Hero Live' refunds after songs vanish
Activision appears to be learning a hard lesson about the risks of tying a music game to a subscription service. The publisher has launched a "voluntary refund program" for Americans who ca...
08:26 am -05 - Mon, February 11, 2019
Engadget 'GTA Online' cheat creator ordered to pay $150,000 in damages
Game publishers are still using lawsuits to take down cheaters, and their latest move could deal a particularly serious blow. A court has ordered Florida resident Jhonny Perez to pay $150,000 in dama...
06:16 am -05 - Mon, February 11, 2019
Engadget UK to question Tinder, Grindr over age checks in dating apps
Tinder and Grindr are about to face close scrutiny over their age policies. The UK's Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Jeremy Wright, plans to ask the dating app giants a...
04:15 am -05 - Mon, February 11, 2019
Engadget FDA explores using blockchain to track drug supplies
The US Food and Drug Administration wants to be sure sketchy drugs don't find their way to hospitals and pharmacies, and it's mulling a technological solution to keep medicine safe. The age...
02:33 am -05 - Mon, February 11, 2019
Engadget Epix is the latest TV holdout to launch a streaming video service
Epix has been one of the TV industry's more conservative outlets. Where HBO, Showtime and other premium services launched stand-alone streaming services a while ago, Epix has insisted that you su...
01:02 am -05 - Mon, February 11, 2019
Engadget HBO documentary on Theranos' rise and fall premieres March 18th
You may be familiar with the gist of Theranos' rapid rise and equally rapid decline, but HBO is betting that you don't know the whole story. The broadcaster is premiering a documentary on t...
11:31 pm -05 - Sun, February 10, 2019
Engadget Paris sues Airbnb over illegal rental ads
France is determined to prevent home sharing services from allowing makeshift hotels, and that now includes court action. The city of Paris is suing Airbnb over 1,000 ads it says violate a law designe...
10:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 10, 2019
Engadget The best audio editing software for beginning podcasters
By Al GriffinThis 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...
08:30 pm -05 - Sun, February 10, 2019
Engadget Bringing the wonder of old-school survey maps into three dimensions
Mapping technology is infinitely better than it used to be, but satellites and LiDAR can never recapture the craft that went into making old-school US Geological Survey Maps. Instead, graphic designer...
07:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 10, 2019
Engadget 'Apollo: Missions to the Moon' documentary includes unheard audio
The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing is coming up, and the National Geographic channel is determined to mark the occasion in style. It's premiering its Apollo: Missions to the Moon...
05:59 pm -05 - Sun, February 10, 2019
Engadget Google Maps AR navigation is rolling out to a handful of users
Google Maps' augmented reality navigation is finally rolling out several months after its debut, although you might still have to wait a while. The company told the Wall Street Journal the walki...
04:30 pm -05 - Sun, February 10, 2019
Engadget After Math: Get outta my dreams, get into my rocket ship
Jeff Bezos has been trying to get biz-ay. And failing spectacularly at it. The Amazon CEO is accusing the National Enquirer of "extortion and blackmail" after pictures of his dink somehow en...
03:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 10, 2019
Engadget OnePlus 6T review: Trivial changes hamper a great phone
Never missing an opportunity to spread the good word, not only did OnePlus push out the 6T just in time to mark its fifth anniversary, but it also released a tantalizing "Thunder Purple" edi...
12:59 pm -05 - Sun, February 10, 2019
Engadget Virgin Galactic donates SpaceShipTwo rocket motor to the Smithsonian
You might see a piece of private spaceflight history on display when you visit Washington, DC in the future. Virgin Galactic has donated SpaceShipTwo's (VSS Unity) historic rocket motor to the S...
08:57 am -05 - Sun, February 10, 2019
Engadget The next 'Stranger Things' novel is a Chief Hopper detective story
Stranger Things season 3 won't be coming out until Independence Day, but you can get your Upside Down fix way before it lands on Netflix. The sci-fi hit's first companion novel entitled Susp...
04:12 am -05 - Sun, February 10, 2019
Engadget Dell recalls hybrid laptop power adapters over shock risks
Dell's Hybrid Power Adapter is a clever way to keep your laptop running when you're far from a wall outlet, but some models pose a safety risk. The PC maker has issued a recall for versions...
02:35 am -05 - Sun, February 10, 2019
Engadget Fitbit's latest tracker is only available through your work or insurance
Fitbit has quietly released a new activity tracker, but don't expect to buy one yourself -- if anything, it'll be issued to you. The company's new Inspire is a fitness band intended fo...
01:04 am -05 - Sun, February 10, 2019
Engadget Google experiments with dark mode for Chrome on phones
It took Google quite some time to get on board with the idea of adding a dark mode to its apps and platforms, but it's definitely looking like the tech giant has gone all in. 9to5Google has disco...
11:32 pm -05 - Sat, February 9, 2019
Engadget Tesla allegedly 'gutted' Model 3 delivery team with recent job cuts
When Tesla laid off 7 percent of its full-time staff in January, it might have dealt a serious blow to one division in particular. Reuters sources claim Tesla dismissed 150 of the 230 Las Vegas worker...
10:03 pm -05 - Sat, February 9, 2019
Engadget FDA accuses Juul of undermining efforts to prevent teen vaping
Many people raised eyebrows when Marlboro owner Altria bought a $12.8 billion stake in the vaping giant Juul, and that now includes the US Food and Drug Administration. Commissioner Scott Gottlieb ha...
08:28 pm -05 - Sat, February 9, 2019
Engadget Texas bill would make it illegal to throttle data in disaster areas
The revelation that Verizon (Engadget's parent company) throttled California firefighters' data is prompting new legislation... in Texas. State Representative Bobby Guerra has submitted a b...
07:00 pm -05 - Sat, February 9, 2019
Engadget Recommended Reading: Building a life in 'World of Warcraft'
My disabled son's amazing gaming life in the 'World of Warcraft'Vicky Schaubert,BBC NewsThis is an amazing story from parents about their son who suffered from a rare degenerative muscu...
05:30 pm -05 - Sat, February 9, 2019
Engadget Honor View 20 review: Pretty and (mostly) premium
"Glamorous" isn't the first word that springs to mind when thinking of Honor smartphones, but to my surprise, it actually fits the Honor View 20 quite well. And why shouldn't it? W...
04:01 pm -05 - Sat, February 9, 2019
Engadget Facebook snaps up visual search technology startup
Facebook has purchased an artificial intelligence startup that could change the way you browse Marketplace, according to Bloomberg. The social network has acquired a company called GrokStyle, which cr...
02:30 pm -05 - Sat, February 9, 2019
Engadget Our readers review the Apple Watch Series 4
Two months after our review of the Apple Watch Series 4 was published, we asked our readers to leave their critique of the device on its product page in our buyer's guide. Almost 30 readers parti...
01:30 pm -05 - Sat, February 9, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Speak & Spell's return
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to your weekend! The theme today is looking back, whether it's to mid-90s HTML, some of our highlight stories from the last week or quirky retro toys....
07:46 am -05 - Sat, February 9, 2019
Engadget Chrome OS update expands Google Assistant and Android Pie support
Google has moved the latest version of its Chrome OS from beta to release status, and with the arrival of version 72 there are changes you'll notice -- if you're using the right kind of devi...
02:39 am -05 - Sat, February 9, 2019
Engadget The 'Captain Marvel' site revisits classic 90s web design
No matter your level of excitement over the first Disney+-exclusive Marvel movie, if you remember web browsing in the days of 28.8 dial-up and web rings then the official Captain Marvel site will be a...
12:18 am -05 - Sat, February 9, 2019
Engadget Networked freezers at grocery stores are vulnerable to hacking
Security researchers at Safety Detective revealed vulnerabilities in the temperature control systems found in freezers that could allow an attacker to hijack the devices and destroy its contents. The ...
10:39 pm -05 - Fri, February 8, 2019
Engadget Uber's bike service is cutting into car rides
If you suspected that Uber's Jump bike sharing would be popular enough to cut into its mainstream car service, you suspected correctly. Jump has revealed that more than 63,000 customers in San F...
09:47 pm -05 - Fri, February 8, 2019
Engadget Nikola will unveil electric versions of two semi-trucks in April
Nikola seems to have cracked the nut on how to build fully electric semi-trucks. It revealed its Nikola Two and Nikola Tre will be available in electric configurations as well as hydrogen. Nikola does...
08:53 pm -05 - Fri, February 8, 2019
Engadget Chrome will soon support your keyboards play and pause buttons
Starting next month, Google Chrome will finally offer official support for multimedia keys found on desktop and laptop keyboards, according to ZDNet. That means when you hit the "play" or &q...
08:24 pm -05 - Fri, February 8, 2019
Engadget Amazon revives its live shopping stream with a larger scope
Amazon isn't giving up on live shopping streams just because its first attempt fell flat. The internet giant recently launched Amazon Live, a streaming channel with a much larger scope. Where t...
08:03 pm -05 - Fri, February 8, 2019
Engadget Opera's free VPN is now built into its Android browser
Opera is adding a free, unlimited VPN to its Android browser. It's rolling out the VPN gradually to beta users first before making it more widely available. You'll be able to set your locati...
07:30 pm -05 - Fri, February 8, 2019
Engadget Four people are allowing strangers to control their smart homes
For the next seven weeks, anyone who's inclined can go to 205 Hudson Street in New York City and take over someone else's apartment.Smart devices like the kettles, lighting and speakers of f...
07:07 pm -05 - Fri, February 8, 2019
Engadget Speak & Spell is B-A-C-K
If you're a techie of a certain age (cough), you probably have fond memories of the Speak &amp; Spell. The Texas Instruments toy's quirky speech synthesis may be quaint by modern standa...
06:31 pm -05 - Fri, February 8, 2019
Engadget Raspberry Pi Foundation opens its first physical store
Raspberry Pi might not have the clout of an Apple or Microsoft, but it does have its own store now. The Raspberry Pi Foundation has set up shop with its first brick and mortar location. The Raspberry ...
05:22 pm -05 - Fri, February 8, 2019
Engadget Microsoft begs you to stop using Internet Explorer
Old habits die hard, but they do eventually have to die. Microsoft knows there are still plenty of businesses and organizations out there using Internet Explorer because the outdated browser supports ...
05:19 pm -05 - Fri, February 8, 2019
Engadget Following backlash, Amazon might back out of New York-based HQ 2 plans
Amazon is said to be having second thoughts about its plan to set up a second headquarters in New York City following significant pushback from politicians and residents. Executives have considered al...
05:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 8, 2019
Engadget The best standing desks
By Kevin PurdyThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commissio...
04:48 pm -05 - Fri, February 8, 2019
Engadget 'Child's Play' reboot trailer suggests Chucky is now a killer robot
It's not completely impossible that robots could turn against us, so it's no surprise killer robot movies have been popular for decades. The fear is real. We could be about to add another fl...
04:14 pm -05 - Fri, February 8, 2019
Engadget Researchers say Twitter's not doing enough to combat abuse
Twitter says that it has seen a marked decline in reports of abuse, with a commensurate surge in its profitability. But not everyone agrees, including researchers at the University of Iowa, which says...
03:45 pm -05 - Fri, February 8, 2019
Engadget Childish Gambino dances his way onto Pixel cameras
Coachella headliner Childish Gambino is down to dance with anyone, anywhere at any time. Kind of. From today, an interactive Playmoji (i.e. an AR sticker) based on him is available in Google Pixel...
03:23 pm -05 - Fri, February 8, 2019
Engadget Kepler beams back final image from its almost decade-long journey
NASA bid a bittersweet farewell to its Kepler spacecraft in October. During its nine-and-a-half year journey, the space telescope spotted more than 2,600 planets outside of our solar system. Not bad f...
03:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 8, 2019
Engadget IK Multimedias Uno synth packs big sound on a small budget
The affordable-synth trend of the past few years has been outstanding for anyone wanting to dip their toe into soundscapes and dance music. IK Multimedia, known mostly for instrument accessories for i...
02:13 pm -05 - Fri, February 8, 2019
Engadget Electric scooters were to blame for at least 1,500 US injuries last year
Ever wondered how many e-scooter riders have gotten injured after one zooms past you with no helmet on? A new Consumer Reports investigation might give you an idea: the publication has confirmed that ...
01:25 pm -05 - Fri, February 8, 2019
Engadget Amazon joins Microsoft in calling for regulation of facial recognition tech
Faced with mounting criticism of its "Rekognition" system, Amazon has come out in favor of legislating facial recognition technology. In a blog post, the company has revealed its "propo...
12:35 pm -05 - Fri, February 8, 2019
Engadget DOJ busts gang for allegedly sold fake cars on eBay
The Department of Justice has unsealed information about an organized crime ring that used online sites like eBay and Craigslist to defraud people. 20 people, including 16 people from Romania and Bulg...
12:35 pm -05 - Fri, February 8, 2019
Engadget DOJ busts gang for allegedly selling fake cars on eBay
The Department of Justice has unsealed information about an organized crime ring that used online sites like eBay and Craigslist to defraud people. 20 people, including 16 people from Romania and Bulg...
11:45 am -05 - Fri, February 8, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Billionaire blackmail
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.So you play Fortnite? But you play it on your phone and on your PS4. You have to have two accounts because companies are the worst. Not for long -- Epic Games has ...
11:20 am -05 - Fri, February 8, 2019
Engadget Apple will pay the teenager who discovered the Group FaceTime bug
Apple has said it will pay the teen who discovered the Group FaceTime bug that let you listen in on someone before they answered a call. Grant Thompson, a 14-year-old high school student from Tucson, ...
10:35 am -05 - Fri, February 8, 2019
Engadget Take a look at the world's largest 3D-printed rocket engine
It's a long way from taking on Blue Origin or SpaceX, but UK startup Orbex is confident enough to show off its Prime Rocket's second stage. Inside the engineering prototype's shell is w...
09:27 am -05 - Fri, February 8, 2019
Engadget Tokyo will achieve its goal of making 2020 Olympic medals from e-waste
To make a statement about sustainability, Japan recently announced it would forge its 2020 Olympic medals from recycled smartphones, laptops and other gadgets. It just revealed that it has nearly met ...
07:58 am -05 - Fri, February 8, 2019
Engadget Amazon is reportedly using drivers' tips for their base pay
Amazon is pulling an Instacart and counting customers' tips towards Flex drivers' base pay, according to an investigation by LA Times. The Flex program, which you can think of as Uber for hi...
06:53 am -05 - Fri, February 8, 2019
Engadget Sprint sues AT&T over its fake 5G branding
After AT&amp;T decided to start rolling out "5G Evolution" branding on phones and networks that use 4G LTE Advanced technology, competitors have had to make decisions on how to respond. ...
03:11 am -05 - Fri, February 8, 2019
Engadget Apple is cracking down on apps that secretly record your screen
A recent report by TechCrunch and The App Analyst revealed that some major companies use an analytics tool that secretly record every swipe and tap you make within their applications. Now, Apple has s...
02:23 am -05 - Fri, February 8, 2019
Engadget EA's 'Apex Legends' already topped 10 million players
It has only been a few days since EA and Respawn Entertainment's battle royale entry appeared, and so far Apex Legends is getting a decent reception. Respawn CEO Vince Zampella announced that it ...
11:42 pm -05 - Thu, February 7, 2019
Engadget Jeff Bezos accuses the National Enquirer of 'extortion and blackmail'
Nearly a month after the National Enquirer published a story about Amazon CEO and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos' relationship with TV host Lauren Sanchez, Bezos has accused the outlet, its own...
10:40 pm -05 - Thu, February 7, 2019
Engadget Woody Allen sues Amazon for backing out of film deals
Woody Allen filed a $68 million lawsuit against Amazon Studios today. The suit, filed with the Southern District Court of New York, claims Amazon backed out of a multi-film agreement with the controve...
09:59 pm -05 - Thu, February 7, 2019
Engadget Facebook's latest grab bag of updates is all about 'community'
Amid a slew of executive departures, circulated misinformation and efforts to unify multiple chat platforms, Facebook is updating tools that people still use on its core site. At the Facebook Communit...
09:25 pm -05 - Thu, February 7, 2019
Engadget Foot Locker invests $100 million in online sneaker seller GOAT
Foot Locker announced today that it is investing $100 million into GOAT Group, the operators of the massive secondary sneaker market GOAT. In addition to providing an influx of cash, the companies sai...
08:47 pm -05 - Thu, February 7, 2019
Engadget Toyota adds Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to its trucks and SUVs
Toyota dragged its heels on smartphone integration for years, but it's making up for that in style. The automaker is introducing Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support to its 2020 trucks and SUV...
08:22 pm -05 - Thu, February 7, 2019
Engadget 'Fortnite' account merging cleans up Sony's cross-platform mess
Sony screwed up with Fortnite. When Epic Games' blockbuster landed on the Nintendo Switch in June, it included cross-console capabilities for every platform except PlayStation 4, due to Sony'...
08:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 7, 2019
Engadget Netflix for iOS can automatically download new episodes
Netflix just made it easier to keep a Marie Kondo marathon going on your iPhone -- the company's Smart Downloads feature has finally made the leap to iOS. As on Android and Windows, the feature ...
07:49 pm -05 - Thu, February 7, 2019
Engadget Google Fiber to shut down in Louisville after ongoing service issues
Sixteen months after it switched on its Fiber network in Louisville, Google is ending its high-speed internet service there. It tried a different method of installing its Fiber infrastructure in the K...
07:30 pm -05 - Thu, February 7, 2019
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: $150 off Apple's 11-inch iPad Pro
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...
06:46 pm -05 - Thu, February 7, 2019
Engadget Amazon invests in a self-driving car startup
Amazon is clearly interested in autonomy between its delivery drone project and Scout robots, but it's taking that commitment one step further. The tech giant has participated in a $530 million ...
06:12 pm -05 - Thu, February 7, 2019
Engadget Apple releases fix for the Group FaceTime bug
Apple has released iOS 12.1.4 which fixes the Group FaceTime bug that let you listen in on someone before they answered a call. Apple turned off the feature after reports of the bug emerged, and had s...
06:05 pm -05 - Thu, February 7, 2019
Engadget Vivo's new phones include a 32-megapixel pop-up selfie camera
Chinese electronics manufacturer Vivo announced today that its upcoming Vivo 15 Pro smartphone will feature a 32-megapixel pop-up selfie camera. The phone will be the company's second crack at el...
05:31 pm -05 - Thu, February 7, 2019
Engadget Canon's leaked full-frame mirrorless is a compact version of the EOS R
Canon is preparing to reveal its second full-frame mirrorless camera after the EOS R, but before it could officially pull back the curtain on it, photos of the EOS RP have leaked. Nokishita Camera als...
05:08 pm -05 - Thu, February 7, 2019
Engadget IGTV is coming to your Instagram feed whether you like it or not
Watch much Instagram TV lately? Yeah, I didn't think so. That's not stopping Instagram from continuing to shove the little-loved feature down our throats, though. In a tweet today, the compa...
04:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 7, 2019
Engadget A bunch of BioWare classics are coming to console this year
Game developers and publishers Skybound Games and Beamdog announced today that they will be working together to bring a collection of classic PC roleplaying games to consoles. The companies will be br...
03:27 pm -05 - Thu, February 7, 2019
Engadget Arcimoto starts taking orders for its three-wheeled EV
Arcimoto has started taking orders for its three-wheeled electric vehicle. The Fun Utility Vehicle (FUV) Evergreen Edition will set you back $19,900 before tax credits and rebates, which is a far cry ...
03:22 pm -05 - Thu, February 7, 2019
Engadget GrubHub now delivers Taco Bell to couch potatoes nationwide
For those whose food cravings can only be sated by Taco Bell's "unique" brand of "Mexican" dishes, we have some good news: the chain is now offering delivery across the US thr...
03:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 7, 2019
Engadget Blockchain Wikipedia is a dish best served cold
"You really shouldn't be interviewing me. I don't want to fuck it all up again."We're standing in a greenroom for panelists at StartEngine ICO 2.0, a blockchain conference hel...
02:23 pm -05 - Thu, February 7, 2019
Engadget Elon Musk shares footage of SpaceX's latest Mars rocket test
Elon Musk has taken to Twitter to celebrate the first-test fire of the SpaceX Raptor flight engine, which will be used on its next-gen rocket. The company's head honcho shared footage of the thun...
02:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 7, 2019
Engadget AMD Radeon VII review: Is 4K gaming enough?
When AMD announced it was developing new GPUs for data centers in mid-2018, it was clear they weren't intended for gaming. AMD was in a tough spot: NVIDIA was gearing up to release its RTX cards ...
01:39 pm -05 - Thu, February 7, 2019
Engadget Apple is withdrawing Safari's Do Not Track feature
The upcoming version of Apple's Safari browser will no longer come with "Do Not Track," but it's not because the tech giant doesn't care about your privacy anymore. As 9to5mac...
01:21 pm -05 - Thu, February 7, 2019
Engadget Lyft agrees to pay its drivers the minimum wage in New York
Following new laws introduced last year, Lyft has agreed to pay its drivers the minimum wage in New York, a union representing the drivers said. The law stipulates that ride-hailing companies like Ube...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 7, 2019
Engadget With the Moto G7 family, Motorola has a mid-range phone for everyone
Motorola's flip-phone-inspired foldable might be generating all the buzz, but the Lenovo-owned brand is arguably still best known for its mid-range Moto G phones. That's not a bad thing, eit...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 7, 2019
Engadget The first Angry Birds VR game puts the slingshot in your hand
In the ten years since the game's original release in 2009, Angry Birds has become both a pop icon and marketing juggernaut, spawning countless sequels, spinoffs, merchandising tie-ins and even f...
12:45 pm -05 - Thu, February 7, 2019
Engadget Twitter says abuse reports have fallen by 16 percent
Twitter's attempts to improve the "health" of its conversation are paying dividends, according to the company's latest financial figures. The company is reporting a 16 percent fall...
12:35 pm -05 - Thu, February 7, 2019
Engadget Carriers were selling your location data to bounty hunters for years
Remember the controversy surrounding mobile networks that were selling your location data to bounty hunters? A new report at Motherboard says that the problem was far worse than the isolated incident ...
12:10 pm -05 - Thu, February 7, 2019
Engadget Germany lets users decide if Facebook can merge their WhatsApp and Instagram data
Germany is known for its no-nonsense approach to digital data gathering -- back in 2016 it took a hard stance against Facebook's use of WhatsApp data, and more recently announced its plans to inv...
11:30 am -05 - Thu, February 7, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: A leaky toilet on the ISS
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.This morning, yet another reminder to switch on two-factor authentication on your digital services -- especially if they involve cameras. Disaster strikes the Inte...
11:26 am -05 - Thu, February 7, 2019
Engadget Skype's background blurring feature will hide a multitude of sins
If you've ever used Skype while working from home, chances are you've been wearing pyjama bottoms (or even less) on your lower half, while the clean shirt on your top half has done a passabl...
10:55 am -05 - Thu, February 7, 2019
Engadget Facebook: No, we don't limit your News Feed to 26 people
There's no shortage of weird copypaste memes and fake news circulating on Facebook, but it seems to be sick and tired of one in particular. In a blog post, the social network has clarified that a...
10:10 am -05 - Thu, February 7, 2019
Engadget Tesla's Model 3 deliveries are off to a rocky start in Europe
Tesla's Model 3 debut in Europe has been a long time coming -- now, the company has officially started making deliveries after the first shipment of vehicles arrived at Zeebrugge port in Belgium....
09:15 am -05 - Thu, February 7, 2019
Engadget Did you know these iPhone apps record your screen while you use them?
When an app says it's collecting data for technical support or analytics purposes, it seems innocuous but a report by TechCrunch and The App Analyst found a number of iOS applications that went m...
08:00 am -05 - Thu, February 7, 2019
Engadget Intels multi-angle cameras come to three Premier League soccer stadiums
Intel's work in sports can be found across the world's best leagues, from the MLB, NBA and NFL in the US to Spain's La Liga soccer tournament. Over the past few years, it has been tryin...
07:31 am -05 - Thu, February 7, 2019
Engadget SpaceX postpones first Crew Dragon flight until March 2nd
SpaceX and NASA have set a new target date for the Crew Dragon's first test flight: March 2nd. The capsule was supposed to blast off on top of a Falcon 9 rocket and head to the ISS for the first ...
05:28 am -05 - Thu, February 7, 2019
Engadget NYPD asks Google to scrap Waze's DUI checkpoints
The NYPD has sent Google a cease-and-desist letter, asking it to axe a Waze feature that allows users to mark cops' locations on the navigation app. Based on the letter first seen by Streetsblog ...
03:03 am -05 - Thu, February 7, 2019
Engadget LG's G8 will fight FaceID with its own 3D front-facing camera
LG isn't ready to show off all of the details around its next flagship phone just yet, but tonight it has revealed the technology we'll see in the G8 ThinQ's front-facing camera. By inc...
02:28 am -05 - Thu, February 7, 2019
Engadget 'Assassin's Creed III Remastered' release date is set for March 29th
The Revolutionary War never looked so good. Ubisoft announced today that it will be reaching into its vault and giving Assassin's Creed III a fresh coat of paint with a remastered edition, set to...
01:14 am -05 - Thu, February 7, 2019
Engadget Instacart revises pay policy after accusations of tip stealing
Instacart is learning a hard lesson about the importance of paying workers properly. The grocery delivery service is revising its pay policies for shoppers after complaints that it was counting custo...
12:32 am -05 - Thu, February 7, 2019
Engadget Facebook will show who uploaded your contact info for targeted ads
Facebook has taken some steps to prevent companies from recklessly using your data for targeted ads, but now it might put pressure on them to come clean. As of February 28th, Facebook's "wh...
11:39 pm -05 - Wed, February 6, 2019
Engadget Sony's next Xperia phone may feature a movie-friendly 21:9 screen
One of Sony's upcoming phones could be pretty great for watching movies on the go, if a leak of a new Xperia is anything to go by. The images indicate it will have a tall, narrow display with a 2...
10:49 pm -05 - Wed, February 6, 2019
Engadget Samsung's next wireless earbuds could charge on the Galaxy S10
Samsung might pip Apple to the post with wirelessly charged earbuds. WinFuture has obtained images that show the hinted-at Galaxy Buds charging on the back of the Galaxy S10, apparently confirming bo...
10:13 pm -05 - Wed, February 6, 2019
Engadget Flickr postpones photo deletions for free users to March 12th
Don't panic if you missed the February 5th deadline before the new owners at SmugMug (previously Engadget's parent Verizon) started deleting Flickr photos beyond the 1,000-image limit for fr...
09:42 pm -05 - Wed, February 6, 2019
Engadget Nest reminds owners to secure their cameras after creepy scares
In recent weeks, there's been a number of fairly alarming reports coming from Nest users about cameras being taken over by "hackers" who use their access to broadcast potentially terrif...
09:03 pm -05 - Wed, February 6, 2019
Engadget Facebook's head of PR leaves amid ongoing crises
Facebook is seemingly bouncing from crisis to crisis. It might not be happy, then, that the company's leading communications exec is heading for the exit. Recode has learned that Technology Com...
08:41 pm -05 - Wed, February 6, 2019
Engadget House committee wants answers from Apple about its FaceTime bug
Apple has some explaining to do. The House Energy and Commerce Committee is looking for answers from the tech giant regarding the recent Group FaceTime bug that allowed users to eavesdrop on others be...
08:18 pm -05 - Wed, February 6, 2019
Engadget Microsoft's Build developer conference starts May 6th
Early May is going to be particularly busy in the tech world. Microsoft has announced that the 2019 edition of its Build developer conference will take place in Seattle between May 6th and May 8th. ...
08:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 6, 2019
Engadget How Harvard's human computers helped invent modern astronomy
The Harvard College Observatory (now the Center for Astrophysics) in Cambridge, Massachusetts has long been a bastion of astronomical research, its history stretching back to the center's foundin...
07:47 pm -05 - Wed, February 6, 2019
Engadget E-ticketing flaw could allow hackers to print boarding passes
E-ticketing systems used by eight major airlines, including Southwest, suffer from a lax security that could expose personal information and result in tampering with seats and boarding passes. Researc...
07:30 pm -05 - Wed, February 6, 2019
Engadget Subarus Forester combines driver monitoring tech with outdoor style
The boxy Subaru Forester (starting at $24,295) has grown over the years. From a station wagon beset with right angles to an SUV with a tall interior that's got enough room for even the largest Go...
07:19 pm -05 - Wed, February 6, 2019
Engadget Lyft adds the option to request EVs or hybrids
After committing last year to making rides and the company itself totally carbon neutral, Lyft plans to add thousands more electric vehicles to its network in 2019. What's more, you can specifica...
07:07 pm -05 - Wed, February 6, 2019
Engadget Alphabet's Verily is opening an opioid addiction center in Ohio
Alphabet's health data company Verily is mainly known for its devices, but now it's tackling one of the larger problems in the US through facilities. The company is teaming up with Kettering...
06:54 pm -05 - Wed, February 6, 2019
Engadget 2018 was the fourth-hottest year on record
Earth's surface temperatures in 2018 were the fourth-highest of any year since records started in 1880, according to NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) and the National Oceani...
06:30 pm -05 - Wed, February 6, 2019
Engadget Spotify's quest to become the king of podcasts
Today, Spotify announced that it was finally making a profit, and it would use its cash to go on a spending spree. The streaming music platform was buying blockbuster podcast studio Gimlet Media as we...
06:11 pm -05 - Wed, February 6, 2019
Engadget WhatsApp deletes 2 million accounts per month to curb fake news
WhatsApp is trying a number of measures to fight its fake news problem, including study grants, a grievance officer and labels on forwarded messages. However, it's also relying on a comparatively...
05:42 pm -05 - Wed, February 6, 2019
Engadget Self-repairing shoes may be a reality thanks to 3D-printed rubber
Shoes will invariably wear out with enough use, but scientists might have found a way to delay the shopping trip for their replacements. A USC team has created a self-healing 3D-printed rubber that c...
05:10 pm -05 - Wed, February 6, 2019
Engadget Researcher finds macOS bug but wont share details with Apple
A researcher has discovered an exploit that can expose passwords on macOS, but says he won't share details of the bug with Apple because of its bug bounty policies. Linus Henze posted a demo vide...
04:44 pm -05 - Wed, February 6, 2019
Engadget HP's 'Copper' VR headset will boast extra-sharp displays
HP is working on a new virtual reality headset, which will be a part of Microsoft's Mixed Reality program, according to a report from Road to VR. The headset, codenamed Copper, is still being dev...
03:45 pm -05 - Wed, February 6, 2019
Engadget Sports service DAZN lets you stream four games at once
Sports streaming platform DAZN offers a wide variety of live and on-demand matches across several sports. To help you catch as much of the action as possible, it's adding a multiview option that ...
03:27 pm -05 - Wed, February 6, 2019
Engadget 'Crackdown 3' multiplayer test begins February 7th on Xbox and PC
You won't have to wait until February 15th to see if Crackdown 3 is worth its protracted development process, although you might want to temper your expectations. Microsoft is launching a stress ...
03:04 pm -05 - Wed, February 6, 2019
Engadget Someone at Samsung thinks a stylus with a camera is a good idea
Samsung already jacked up its Galaxy Note 9 stylus with the addition of Bluetooth, now it could be plotting a camera for it too. An S-Pen with an integrated snapper that lets you wirelessly send image...
02:41 pm -05 - Wed, February 6, 2019
Engadget Hayabusa 2 will finally start mining an asteroid on February 22nd
After blasting off toward a diamond-shaped asteroid in 2014, Japan's Hayabusa 2 probe reached its target more than three years later. It then began mapping the rock known as Ryugu (which means &q...
02:22 pm -05 - Wed, February 6, 2019
Engadget A new 'Titanfall' game is in development
Wait, what? EA has revealed that a new Titanfall game will launch later year, despite developer Respawn confirming that Titanfall 3 isn't in development. "Respawn also plans to launch a prem...
02:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 6, 2019
Engadget Panoskin makes it easier to post GoPro footage to Street View
Uploading your own Street View Photos -- even with a 360-degree camera -- can be a pretty laborious process. Google introduced "Street View ready" standards in 2017 to make things easier, an...
01:30 pm -05 - Wed, February 6, 2019
Engadget Burn FilmStruck, spoil UltraViolet, but you cant take my DVDs
I haven't watched a DVD in a while. Long enough that I've thought about donating all of my discs to goodwill. But when I Kondo'd my possessions, the bulk of my media remained in place a...
01:05 pm -05 - Wed, February 6, 2019
Engadget 'Captain Marvel' will be the first Disney movie exclusive to Disney
Disney is pushing through with its plan to stop offering superhero flicks on Netflix after Avengers: Infinity War and Ant-Man and the Wasp. In fact, the next entry to Marvel's Cinematic Universe ...
12:15 pm -05 - Wed, February 6, 2019
Engadget Spotify finally made a profit and spent big on its podcast future
Spotify is making big moves to secure its dominance in the music streaming market. As expected, the company is buying Gimlet Media, a New York-based podcast network that owns a range of popular shows ...
12:05 pm -05 - Wed, February 6, 2019
Engadget US senators propose new bill to keep ZTE on a leash
Last year, the US Senate abandoned its attempts to block the President's deal with ZTE that effectively ended trade sanctions against the Chinese firm. That doesn't mean American lawmakers s...
11:30 am -05 - Wed, February 6, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Elon's $35,000 EV arrives (almost)
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.The $35,000 EV is real -- sort of. We'll explain. Also there's a new Chrome extension you should install to find out if your passwords have leaked, and t...
11:00 am -05 - Wed, February 6, 2019
Engadget ISS toilet leak dumps two gallons of 'water' on crew
If you think a burst toilet is bad news on Earth, spare a thought for the astronauts who have to deal with it in zero gravity. That's what the poor American souls on the ISS were left grappling w...
10:15 am -05 - Wed, February 6, 2019
Engadget Google is killing its Notifications Widget
As the death knell sounds for Google+, so too comes the end for the Google's Notification Widget. Introduced in 2011 alongside Google+, the bell icon in the top-right corner of every Google page ...
09:02 am -05 - Wed, February 6, 2019
Engadget Nuance's AI uses real interactions to make chat bots smarter
Many high profile brands and companies have a customer service chat bot function on their website. Indeed, some research suggests that by 2020 conversational AI will be the main go-to for customer sup...
07:45 am -05 - Wed, February 6, 2019
Engadget Elon Musk: Model 3 price now starts at $35k -- after incentives
If you visit Model 3's "Design Your Car" page, you'll notice that it looks a bit more affordable than before. Tesla has lowered its price across versions by $1,100, so you can now ...
07:07 am -05 - Wed, February 6, 2019
Engadget 'Rift S' hints revealed in Oculus PC software
After Oculus co-founder Brendan Iribe left the company late last year, TechCrunch reported a shift in strategy from developing a "Rift 2" to a more lightly-refreshed "Rift S" VR he...
04:30 am -05 - Wed, February 6, 2019
Engadget Nintendo Switch Online is adding 'Super Mario Bros. 2'
Nintendo Switch Online is adding two more gaming classics to its growing library of NES titles. Starting on February 13th, you'll be able to play Super Mario Bros. 2 and Kirby's Adventure on...
03:31 am -05 - Wed, February 6, 2019
Engadget Planet-shaping survival game 'Astroneer' launches tomorrow
After years in early access releases and a fair amount of buzz, Astroneer is almost here. The finished version of System Era's survival sandbox title arrives February 6th on Windows PCs and Xbox...
02:47 am -05 - Wed, February 6, 2019
Engadget Watch the first trailer for HBO's 'The Case Against Adnan Syed'
Nearly five years after Serial first aired and raised questions about the murder conviction against Adnan Syed, HBO is picking up the story to lay out more details about the crime and conviction. The ...
02:01 am -05 - Wed, February 6, 2019
Engadget New emoji for 2019 include wheelchairs, waffles and sloths
It's that time of year when the Unicode Consortium decides which new emoji you'll see, and this year's selection of 59 new base emoji (230 if you include all gender and skin variations)...
01:16 am -05 - Wed, February 6, 2019
Engadget Facebook bans four groups spreading violence in Myanmar
Facebook announced today that it has removed four groups based in Myanmar that it has determined to be dangerous from its platform. The Arakan Army, the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army, Kach...
12:36 am -05 - Wed, February 6, 2019
Engadget Even the YouTube CEO's kids thought that Rewind video was 'cringey'
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has published some thoughts about the year ahead for the platform. But as well as looking forward, she took a little time to reflect on recent events, including the Rewind 2...
12:01 am -05 - Wed, February 6, 2019
Engadget Gocycle's GX ebike is a fast-folding Brompton alternative
Want an electric bicycle that also folds down for easy storage and transportation? Until now, you've had to pick between the iconic Brompton, head-turning Hummingbird and a range of capable but l...
11:29 pm -05 - Tue, February 5, 2019
Engadget 'Battlefield V' didn't sell as well as EA hoped it would
Video game sales were particularly cutthroat last holiday, and it appears EA's Battlefield V was one of the casualties. The publisher lowered the outlook for its revenue this quarter after revea...
11:05 pm -05 - Tue, February 5, 2019
Engadget 'Sea of Thieves' is free this week, if you have friends
Sea of Thieves fans can convince their hesitant friends to dive into the murky depths with them for free this week. From February 6th to 13th, anyone who owns Sea of Thieves or has played it via an ac...
10:41 pm -05 - Tue, February 5, 2019
Engadget Apple retail VP Angela Ahrendts leaves after five years
It's the end of an era for Apple's retail ambitions. Senior retail VP Angela Ahrendts is leaving the company after five years as she looks for "new personal and professional pursuits.&...
10:34 pm -05 - Tue, February 5, 2019
Engadget A 'Halo' amusement park will tour the US this summer
Finally, it's time to see if Warthogs are really that difficult to drive in person. Halo: Outpost Discovery is a 300,000 square foot, traveling amusement park packed with experiences from Xbox�...
10:31 pm -05 - Tue, February 5, 2019
Engadget Microsoft Studios is dead, long live Xbox Game Studios
Microsoft has rebranded its game-development business, just slightly, from Microsoft Studios to Xbox Game Studios. This new name comprises all 13 game studios and publishing organizations that Microso...
10:10 pm -05 - Tue, February 5, 2019
Engadget ESPN tops 2 million subscribers following first UFC Fight Night
There doesn't seem to be much that can stop entertainment juggernaut built by Disney, especially now that the company is getting into "combat sports content." After inking a five-year, ...
09:50 pm -05 - Tue, February 5, 2019
Engadget Judge limits damages Qualcomm can seek from Apple
Qualcomm has enjoyed a few successes in its legal fight against Apple, but it just faced a significant blow. A judge has granted Apple's request to limit potential damages in a Qualcomm patent l...
09:35 pm -05 - Tue, February 5, 2019
Engadget Logitech's latest gaming headsets get a boost from better software
Software upgrades are sometimes more important than hardware, and that might just be true of Logitech's latest audio gear. The company has unveiled four G-series gaming headsets (the G935, G635,...
09:08 pm -05 - Tue, February 5, 2019
Engadget Google Assistants interpreter mode is ready to translate
Last month, we had our first glimpse of Google Assistant's interpreter mode for smart displays and speakers. Now, everyone with Google Home devices or smart displays (as well as some smart speake...
08:34 pm -05 - Tue, February 5, 2019
Engadget Facebook bans 22 more pages linked to Alex Jones
Facebook on Tuesday began enforcing the new rules of its recently updated recidivism policy, which is why 22 pages linked to right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his website InfoWars are no l...
08:17 pm -05 - Tue, February 5, 2019
Engadget The Mayo Clinic created an online tool for predicting kidney stones
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have created a handy tool for public use that can help determine if you'll have a recurring problem with kidney stones. The online calculator uses a number of facto...
07:06 pm -05 - Tue, February 5, 2019
Engadget Polestar will reveal its first all-electric car on February 27th
Polestar was hyping up its first all-electric car even before its first car of any kind was ready, but now it's finally prepared to show its hand. The company has announced that it's reveal...
06:25 pm -05 - Tue, February 5, 2019
Engadget Netflix reality series 'Dating Around' debuts on Valentine's Day
Dating sucks. Watching other people date, though -- that's entertainment. Netflix realized that and is releasing its first-ever reality dating show. The series, called Dating Around, will premier...
05:58 pm -05 - Tue, February 5, 2019
Engadget DOJ report finds foreign meddling had no impact on midterm elections
If attempts at election meddling had any tangible effect on the US midterms, you won't hear about it from some officials. The Departments of Justice and Homeland Security have submitted a joint ...
05:29 pm -05 - Tue, February 5, 2019
Engadget Facebook is reportedly working on cross-platform business messaging
Facebook is reportedly working on pulling Instagram direct messages into businesses' Facebook page inboxes. That would allow businesses to handle messages from both platforms in the Pages Manager...
05:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 5, 2019
Engadget 'High Maintenance' meets 'Civilization' in 'Weedcraft Inc'
When I was a kid smoking weed in high school, I was convinced that marijuana would never be legal. The idea that it's legal now, I'm in my late 40s, it's shocking to me."Scott Alex...
04:42 pm -05 - Tue, February 5, 2019
Engadget Microsoft sees a tiny improvement in the cesspool we call the internet
Despite all the talk of harassment, bullying and bitter political debates, the internet has become slightly more civil... at least, if you ask Microsoft. Its Digital Civility Index fell by two points ...
04:21 pm -05 - Tue, February 5, 2019
Engadget Newton Mail quietly resurrects its cross-platform email app
The Newton Mail email service bid subscribers farewell in September, but now it seems to be back. 9to5Mac has spotted an updated version on the iOS App Store and Engadget can confirm that it's al...
04:08 pm -05 - Tue, February 5, 2019
Engadget Facebook finally lets you unsend messages in Messenger
Facebook announced today that all users can now remove messages sent on Messenger -- a feature that had previously only been used by Facebook to delete messages sent by company executives. Users will ...
03:44 pm -05 - Tue, February 5, 2019
Engadget Self-charging pacemakers are powered by patients' heartbeats
Millions of people around the world depend on pacemakers, defibrillators and other life-saving implantable devices. The problem is, their batteries need to be replaced every five to ten years, requiri...
03:29 pm -05 - Tue, February 5, 2019
Engadget How McCormick and IBM will use AI to create the next big spice
It's not easy crafting the next taste sensation. Nobody hops out of bed in the morning, thinks to themselves, "Today, I'm going to invent the next Oreo," and actually follows throu...
03:14 pm -05 - Tue, February 5, 2019
Engadget Waymo may team up with Renault-Nissan on self-driving taxis
Waymo might not be done courting the automotive world after working with the likes of Fiat Chrysler and Jaguar Land Rover. Nikkei claims the Alphabet-owned company is in the "final phase" o...
03:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 5, 2019
Engadget Apex Legends isnt Titanfall 3 and thats okay
There is no Titanfall 3.Respawn Entertainment producer Drew McCoy broke the news in a Eurogamer interview yesterday, extinguishing any hope that the futuristic mech-shooter could return to PCs and mod...
03:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 5, 2019
Engadget Apex Legends isnt Titanfall 3, and thats okay
There is no Titanfall 3.Respawn Entertainment producer Drew McCoy broke the news in a Eurogamer interview yesterday, extinguishing any hope that the futuristic mech-shooter could return to PCs and mod...
02:32 pm -05 - Tue, February 5, 2019
Engadget Chrome can tell you if your passwords have been compromised
Given the frequency of hacks and data leaks these days, chances are goo at least one of your passwords has been released to the wild. A new Chrome extension released by Google today makes it a little ...
02:21 pm -05 - Tue, February 5, 2019
Engadget Tidal is the first music streaming service to accept Venmo
High-fidelity music streaming service Tidal now lets subscribers pay using their Venmo balance. It's the latest in a slew of partnerships for the PayPal-owned payments app, following support for ...
02:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 5, 2019
Engadget Sonance's new architectural speakers are made for the Sonos Amp
Sonance and Sonos are two companies pretty well-versed in the speaker biz. Sonance has been designing visually unobtrusive architectural speakers since 1983, while Sonos paved the way for multi-room w...
01:25 pm -05 - Tue, February 5, 2019
Engadget Apple will pay its $571 million tax bill in France
Apple has agreed to pay 500 million euro ($571 million) in back taxes in France, according to French website L'Express. Like other European nations, including Germany and Italy, France has been t...
01:03 pm -05 - Tue, February 5, 2019
Engadget The National Parks font has finally been digitized
Fonts are as synonymous with a brand as a logo, and these days every kind of company and organization (and some cities) have a design they call their own. Even America's National Parks have their...
12:31 pm -05 - Tue, February 5, 2019
Engadget Super Bowl LIII breaks streaming records despite TV viewership slump
Super Bowl LIII may have been the lowest-scoring of all time but its streaming numbers were higher than ever. Viewers tuned into the action across 7.5 million devices, up 20 percent from 2018, and con...
12:31 pm -05 - Tue, February 5, 2019
Engadget Toyota's car subscription service rewards you for safe driving
Toyota has teamed up with Sumitomo Mitsui Auto Service Company to launch a new car subscription service with gamification elements in Japan. The program is called Kinto, and it'll offer two tiers...
12:03 pm -05 - Tue, February 5, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Samsung's Galaxy S10 will support next-gen WiFi
Hey, good morning!Today is a day of leaks, federal investigations and collaboration break-ups. Samsung's incoming Galaxy S10 will pack next-gen WiFi, WhatsApp adds TouchID and FaceID for security...
10:45 am -05 - Tue, February 5, 2019
Engadget NBC Sports and Rory McIlroy launch a streaming service for golf nuts
NBC Sports and four-time major champ Rory McIlroy have unveiled GolfPass, a streaming service for golfers. It will include 4,000 instruction videos, archived tournaments and even a free round of golf,...
09:33 am -05 - Tue, February 5, 2019
Engadget Instagram might make it easier to juggle multiple accounts
Instagram is working on a feature that might eventually allow you to log into several accounts at once with just one username and password. Social media researcher Ishan Agarwal told TechCrunch about ...
07:56 am -05 - Tue, February 5, 2019
Engadget iOS 12.2 beta comes with new Animoji and AT&T's fake 5G logo
Apple has rolled out a new beta version of iOS 12.2, and testers on AT&amp;T have noticed a curious change with their devices. Some users have reported that "5G E" -- the carrier's ...
05:26 am -05 - Tue, February 5, 2019
Engadget Apple reveals the Russian user data it stores on local servers
Apple stores the names, delivery addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of its Russian users on servers inside the country, according to Bloomberg. A Foreign Policy report from January revealed ...
03:03 am -05 - Tue, February 5, 2019
Engadget Earth's fast-moving magnetic north pole is messing with navigation
The Earth's magnetic north pole is constantly on the move, but it's now enough of a problem that it's having a significant effect on navigation technology. Scientists at the National C...
02:02 am -05 - Tue, February 5, 2019
Engadget Tesla's latest acquisition means better batteries for its future cars
EV owners know what it's like to live with range anxiety, but Tesla's latest investment might make those travel concerns easier to live with. Earlier today, the company confirmed its plans t...
01:14 am -05 - Tue, February 5, 2019
Engadget Samsung's rumored Galaxy Sport watch might ditch the rotating bezel
Samsung isn't done refreshing its smartwatches just because the Galaxy Watch is on shelves, although its next update might be contentious. A 91mobiles source claims to have an image of the Galax...
12:24 am -05 - Tue, February 5, 2019
Engadget Apple sells refurb iPhone X models starting at $769
If you're an iPhone fan who wants a dual camera and OLED display but would rather not spend a grand or more on an iPhone XS, you're in luck -- at least, for now. Apple has started selling r...
11:06 pm -05 - Mon, February 4, 2019
Engadget Mozilla will mute auto-playing videos in Firefox
Mozilla announced today that its Firefox web browser will start automatically blocking auto-playing video and audio later this year. The feature will appear in the release of Firefox 66 for desktop an...
10:41 pm -05 - Mon, February 4, 2019
Engadget FCC loses bid to cut tribal broadband subsidies
Things definitely aren't going the FCC's way this week. A federal appeals court has reversed the FCC's attempt to cut broadband subsidies in tribal lands, citing both a lack of support...
10:22 pm -05 - Mon, February 4, 2019
Engadget Respawn's 'Apex Legends' battle royale is available now
As was widely expected, EA-owned Titanfall developer Respawn has launched its free-to-play battle royale game, Apex Legends. The fundamentals are pretty familiar: drop into an enclosed map with teamma...
10:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 4, 2019
Engadget Facebook at 15: The long road to social media dominance
Facebook's come a long way since it launched 15 years ago today, on February 4th, 2004. Known as TheFacebook.com when it was created by Mark Zuckerberg and friends from Harvard, the service has g...
09:38 pm -05 - Mon, February 4, 2019
Engadget Google's tumultuous year didn't stop it from making more money than ever
Google had a tough 2018. Not Facebook-level bad, but the company still spent a lot of time on the defensive about the vast amount of consumer data it has access to, some data breaches and YouTube cons...
09:22 pm -05 - Mon, February 4, 2019
Engadget Volkswagen will use Tesla batteries at its charging stations
Volkswagen announced today that it will be using Tesla Powerpack battery storage units on more than 100 of its Electrify America charging stations in the US, according to Reuters. The battery packs, w...
08:45 pm -05 - Mon, February 4, 2019
Engadget HoloLens co-creator leaves Apple after three years of AR projects
Avi Bar-Zeev, perhaps best known as a co-creator of Microsoft's HoloLens, has departed Apple in what may prove a setback for Apple's augmented reality ambitions. Before he left his role last...
07:59 pm -05 - Mon, February 4, 2019
Engadget McCormick hands over its spice R&D to IBM's AI
McCormick might be a brand name you recognize from its herbs and spices, French's Classic Yellow Mustard or even "edible" KFC-flavored nail polish. For more than 40 years, it's rec...
06:56 pm -05 - Mon, February 4, 2019
Engadget Don't trust all of those health articles you see in your Facebook feed
Facebook's battle with fake news stories goes beyond the world of politics. According to fact-checking site Health Feedback, seven of the 10 most shared health stories on Facebook in 2018 contain...
06:30 pm -05 - Mon, February 4, 2019
Engadget Chromebook to Android instant tethering expands beyond Google devices
There were hints Google was expanding its Internet Tethering feature to third-party devices, and now it's official. The simple cellular hotspot connection is available on 15 additional Chromebook...
06:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 4, 2019
Engadget Periscope lets broadcasters open their streams to guests
Periscope is paving the way for broadcasters to host talk shows and invite viewers to go beyond comments and hearts by joining the conversation with their voices. As of today, you can add three guests...
05:23 pm -05 - Mon, February 4, 2019
Engadget Netflix gave Gwyneth Paltrow money to make a 'Goop' series
Whatever you think about the authenticity of Goop's health offerings, you're about to see a lot more of them online. Gwyneth Paltrow's outfit is launching a documentary series on Netfli...
05:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 4, 2019
Engadget Nest's security hub doubles as a Google Assistant device
You can already use Google Assistant to control a Nest Secure system, but the company is taking things one step further. From now on, the Guard hub at the heart of Secure can serve as a Google Assist...
04:35 pm -05 - Mon, February 4, 2019
Engadget Warby Parker's iPhone app lets you try on glasses in AR
Warby Parker has always let you try on glasses before you buy them, either in-store or shipped to your home. Now the eyeglasses brand has a new way to show you how you'll look in your new spectac...
04:11 pm -05 - Mon, February 4, 2019
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S10 phones will support next-generation WiFi
Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S10 phones are set to support next-generation WiFi amid a broader expansion of WiFi 6 (802.11ax) availability this year. Three versions of the phone, including an S10+ a...
03:55 pm -05 - Mon, February 4, 2019
Engadget Instagram will hide self-harm images behind 'sensitivity screens'
Instagram will hide images that show self-harm behind "sensitivity screens," according to the platform's head Adam Mosseri. The new feature will blur the offensive material until a user...
03:31 pm -05 - Mon, February 4, 2019
Engadget Flickr will start deleting your photos tomorrow if you're over its limit
If you have lots of photos on Flickr but don't intend to pay for a Pro account, you have mere hours left to consider your options. As warned, the newly Smugmug-owned Flickr will start deleting fr...
03:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 4, 2019
Engadget What we're playing in February
Welcome back to Gaming IRL, a monthly segment where Engadget editors dive into everything they've been playing lately. We're well past the holidays and finally recovered from CES -- it'...
02:30 pm -05 - Mon, February 4, 2019
Engadget Russian spam accounts are still a big problem for Reddit
This article was produced in partnership with Point, a YouTube channel for investigative journalism.Last September, a Reddit user called DivestTrump uploaded a detailed report to Reddit about suspicio...
02:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 4, 2019
Engadget Audible rolls out 'Choose Your Own Adventure' experience on Alexa
If you have fond memories of those choose-your-own-adventure books as a child, well, you can now enjoy them in audio form. Amazon has partnered with ChooseCo, the company behind those aforementioned p...
02:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 4, 2019
Engadget Google debuts new accessibility apps for the hard of hearing
Over the past few years, Google has created multiple applications with accessibility in mind. Yet, most of these apps have focused on users who have physical or visual impairments. Examples include la...
02:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 4, 2019
Engadget Audible has a 'Choose Your Own Adventure' experience on Alexa
If you have fond memories of those choose-your-own-adventure books as a child, well, you can now enjoy them in audio form. Amazon has partnered with ChooseCo, the company behind those aforementioned p...
02:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 4, 2019
Engadget Google debuts new Android apps for the hard of hearing
Over the past few years, Google has created multiple applications with accessibility in mind. Yet, most of these apps have focused on users who have physical or visual impairments. Examples include la...
01:42 pm -05 - Mon, February 4, 2019
Engadget FBI reportedly carried out a sting operation on Huawei at a burger joint
The makers of a super-hard smartphone glass made partially of synthetic diamonds took part in an FBI sting on Huawei, according to a new Bloomberg report. The operation apparently took place at a Prim...
01:03 pm -05 - Mon, February 4, 2019
Engadget Samsung ends its sketchy Supreme collaboration
Those dreams of a Samsung phone with some Supreme livery will remain just that. Samsung China, in an oddly-timed Sunday post on Weibo, is terminating its team-up with Supreme Italia. Yes, we're s...
12:08 pm -05 - Mon, February 4, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Nike turns its SNKRS app into a pop-up
Hey, good morning! In our post-Super Bowl daze, we're discussing Bose's wearables that are missing a reason to buy 'em, a new Nike pop-up store and Xbox Live making moves. ...
11:07 am -05 - Mon, February 4, 2019
Engadget WhatsApp update lets you hide chats using Face ID and Touch ID
Instagram and Messenger could soon follow WhatsApp in introducing encrypted messaging as part of Facebook's plan to unify its app empire. In the meantime, WhatsApp is adding an extra layer of pri...
10:02 am -05 - Mon, February 4, 2019
Engadget NASA models suggest the Moon was born from Earth materials
The most commonly accepted theory for the Moon's creation involves a collision between Earth and a Mars-sized body (Theia) that split off a chunk of the larger body and created an orbiting neighb...
08:35 am -05 - Mon, February 4, 2019
Engadget Hulu teams with world record Instagram egg on a mental health ad
The world-record Instagram egg, now with 10 million followers and liked over 52 million times, has used its fame for good. After teaming with Hulu, it appeared in a Super Bowl ad promoting mental heal...
06:34 am -05 - Mon, February 4, 2019
Engadget Koenigsegg aims to build a 'CO2 neutral' combustion supercar
Koenigsegg doesn't just want combustion-powered supercars to compete with EVs in terms of raw performance... it wants to compete in eco-friendliness, too. In a chat with Top Gear, company founde...
04:11 am -05 - Mon, February 4, 2019
Engadget Amazon Prime Video's X-Ray feature finally comes to Apple TV
Believe it or not, Amazon Prime Video's X-Ray feature hasn't been available on Apple TV. While it hasn't been a huge inconvenience, it's a conspicuous omission when it has long be...
02:35 am -05 - Mon, February 4, 2019
Engadget YouTube will experiment with ways to prevent dislike button 'mobs'
YouTube is all too aware of the potential for abuse of the dislike button, and it could soon take steps to make people think carefully about hitting that thumbs-down icon. Project management director ...
01:06 am -05 - Mon, February 4, 2019
Engadget Saudi Arabia and UAE test cryptocurrency for cross-border payments
A government-developed cryptocurrency isn't unheard of -- Venezuela controversially launched "Petro" in 2018 in an effort to get around sanctions. Now, it's Saudi Arabia's and...
12:24 am -05 - Mon, February 4, 2019
Engadget A battle royale game is coming from the creators of 'Titanfall'
Rumors have swirled all weekend of Titanfall creator Respawn developing its own battle royale game, and... well, they're true. Geoff Keighley and pro player Myth have confirmed the existence of ...
11:33 pm -05 - Sun, February 3, 2019
Engadget Twitter's Jack Dorsey explains how editing tweets might work
Twitter chief Jack Dorsey has mused about letting people edit tweets in the past, but now he's providing an inkling of how it might work. In a conversation with Joe Rogan, Dorsey suggested that ...
10:02 pm -05 - Sun, February 3, 2019
Engadget Amazon buys Sundance prize-winning documentary 'One Child Nation'
Amazon's spending spree at this year's Sundance festival now includes at least one of the event's award winners. The internet giant has bought the rights to One Child Nation, the docum...
10:02 pm -05 - Sun, February 3, 2019
Engadget Amazon buys Sundance's prize-winning documentary 'One Child Nation'
Amazon's spending spree at this year's Sundance festival now includes at least one of the event's award winners. The internet giant has bought the rights to One Child Nation, the docume...
08:30 pm -05 - Sun, February 3, 2019
Engadget Rotating LEDs reveal the moon as art subject and inspiration
The moon has always been there for us, providing illumination and marking time while inspiring mankind in art, science and space exploration. Taipei-based studio Whyixd is presenting a new way of look...
07:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 3, 2019
Engadget Hitting the books: Ray Kurzweil on humanity's nanobot-filled future
Welcome, dear readers, to 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 for you by scouring the ...
05:30 pm -05 - Sun, February 3, 2019
Engadget After Math: The Big Game who shall not be named
It's that time of year again -- in which the two best teams in a certain professional sport compete to determine the season's overall champion in one of the biggest events of the year that t...
04:40 pm -05 - Sun, February 3, 2019
Engadget Xbox Live will soon connect players on Android, iOS and Switch
You've had a degree of access to Xbox Live beyond Microsoft's platforms for a while, but usually just to chat with friends or see what they're playing -- deeper hooks are reserved for i...
04:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 3, 2019
Engadget Nike turns its SNKRS app into a pop-up shop for sneakerheads
With Super Bowl 53 getting ready to kick off in Atlanta, brands are seeing dollar signs. And you know Nike, given its status as a sportswear giant, has to go all out for the event. That's why the...
02:28 pm -05 - Sun, February 3, 2019
Engadget India opens its first center for human spaceflight
Crewed spaceflight is still limited to a handful of countries, but India is close to changing that. The Indian Space Research Organization has formally opened its first facility devoted to human spac...
01:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 3, 2019
Engadget The best toaster oven
By Michael Sullivan and Brendan NystedtThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may...
08:56 am -05 - Sun, February 3, 2019
Engadget Stem cell breakthrough could help cure type 1 diabetes
Scientists have edged one step closer to a major treatment for (and possibly cure for) type 1 diabetes. A UCSF team has claimed it's the first to turn human stem cells into the mature, insulin-p...
04:53 am -05 - Sun, February 3, 2019
Engadget Google pulls 29 photo apps that stole pictures and promoted scams
Google still has to deal with malicious Android apps slipping through the cracks despite improvements in its screening technology, and some of the offenders are worse than others. Case in point: the ...
03:14 am -05 - Sun, February 3, 2019
Engadget NFL tech competition winners reduce concussions and heal with light
The Super Bowl is almost here, and that means the NFL has picked the winners of its partly tech-focused 1st and Future competition. The main $50,000 prize for its Innovations to Advance Health and Sa...
01:36 am -05 - Sun, February 3, 2019
Engadget Lowe's smart home device platform shuts down March 31st
Lowe's tried to become a mainstay of smart home technology with its Iris system, but it wasn't successful enough and unveiled plans to leave the category in November. Now, it's ready t...
12:07 am -05 - Sun, February 3, 2019
Engadget Instagram's famous egg teases big Hulu reveal at Super Bowl
The moment that stock photo of a lone egg became a viral Instagram hit, it turned into a target for brands and companies looking to appeal to the social media-loving generation. It looks like Hulu had...
10:35 pm -05 - Sat, February 2, 2019
Engadget Amazon buys Shia LaBeouf's semi-autobiographical 'Honey Boy'
It's no secret that Amazon has been on a buying spree at Sundance, but its latest acquisition is an unusual one. The internet giant has snapped up Honey Boy, a Shia LaBeouf drama influenced by t...
09:04 pm -05 - Sat, February 2, 2019
Engadget Gmail may add Inbox-style reminders and pins
Google has assuaged Inbox fans by incorporating some of the defunct app's features into Gmail, but some of the best additions might still be on the horizon. Reddit user moodio shared an apparent...
07:32 pm -05 - Sat, February 2, 2019
Engadget The sequel to the Bill Murray movie 'Groundhog Day' is a VR game
After 26 years, the hit Bill Murray movie Groundhog Day has a sequel... but it's not a movie at all. Sony Pictures Virtual Reality, MWM Immersive and Rime developer Tequila Works have unveiled Gr...
06:00 pm -05 - Sat, February 2, 2019
Engadget Recommended Reading: What happens to your brain when you quit Facebook?
This is your brain off FacebookBenedict Carey,The New York TimesThe decision to quit Facebook is all the rage these days, especially following an ever-growing number of data and privacy revelations. T...
04:30 pm -05 - Sat, February 2, 2019
Engadget The rise and fall of rocket mail
As you read this, countless cards, letters and packages are en route to delivery destinations across the globe. We rarely think about the logistics involved in international mail crossing land and sea...
03:00 pm -05 - Sat, February 2, 2019
Engadget Bose Frames review: These might be smart sunglasses, one day
If a pair of shades had intercourse with a set of headphones, you'd get the Bose Frames. However, they're more like sunglasses that are pregnant with baby speakers rather than a proper b...
09:23 am -05 - Sat, February 2, 2019
Engadget Spotify is reportedly in talks for a $200 million podcast purchase
Spotify is reportedly looking to sink big money into podcasts. According to Recode and The Wall Street Journal, the music streaming company is currently in talks to acquire podcasting giant Gimlet Med...
03:02 am -05 - Sat, February 2, 2019
Engadget Netflix cancels 'Fuller House' after five seasons
Nostalgia is a hell of a drug and the world's leading cause of midlife crises. It makes otherwise rational entities do things like blow their retirement savings on sports cars, undergo unnecessar...
12:39 am -05 - Sat, February 2, 2019
Engadget Several states are investigating Facebook for mishandling user data
Already the subject of a number of federal probes, Facebook is also the target of investigations being conducted at the state level, according to Bloomberg. The Attorneys General for Connecticut, Illi...
11:10 pm -05 - Fri, February 1, 2019
Engadget Detainee wins major literary prize for book written through WhatsApp
Messaging apps aren't just useful for everyday communication -- in at least one case, they've enabled an influential book. Kurdish-Iranian author Behrouz Boochani has won Australia's t...
10:09 pm -05 - Fri, February 1, 2019
Engadget First person sentenced for SIM hijacking faces 10 years in prison
SIM card hijackers are starting to face the consequences of their actions. California college student Joel Ortiz has agreed to a plea deal that will have him serve 10 years in prison for stealing ove...
09:38 pm -05 - Fri, February 1, 2019
Engadget Snopes ends fact-checking partnership with Facebook
Snopes is no longer helping Facebook debunk fake stories. the fact-checking company announced Friday that it isn't renewing its agreement with the social networking giant. Snopes said that it is ...
09:04 pm -05 - Fri, February 1, 2019
Engadget Foxconn pledges to still build Wisconsin factory after Trump talks
Following talks with President Trump, Foxconn says it is indeed building a factory at its Wisconsin campus. Earlier this week, the company caused a furor when it said it's shifting plans away fro...
08:36 pm -05 - Fri, February 1, 2019
Engadget Uber will give free rides in the city that loses the Super Bowl
There's good news and bad news for people who will spend Sunday watching their favorite teams play in the Super Bowl. The good news is you can get a free ride home from Uber after the game. The b...
08:05 pm -05 - Fri, February 1, 2019
Engadget House committee sets first climate change hearing in eight years
The National Resources Committee has set a date for the first House of Representatives hearing on climate change in eight years after Democrats regained control of the legislature. It takes place Wedn...
07:34 pm -05 - Fri, February 1, 2019
Engadget Twitter banned 2,600 Iran-linked accounts for election meddling
Since September, Twitter has suspended 2,617 accounts linked to Iran, it said in a report on its US midterm election efforts. Some of the accounts claimed they were American news outlets and discussed...
07:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 1, 2019
Engadget Kia's 2019 Niro EV is an electric crossover for the people
It was bound to happen to EVs eventually. No matter how mind-blowingly, world-changingly incredible an idea starts out, it will invariably reach the realm of the mundane before too long. Just look at ...
06:40 pm -05 - Fri, February 1, 2019
Engadget Alphabet is exploring smart shoes that know when you fall
Alphabet's Verily isn't done finding new places for its health-oriented wearable tech. CNBC sources claim the firm has developed prototype smart shoes that measure movement and weight, and c...
06:17 pm -05 - Fri, February 1, 2019
Engadget Apple restores Google's internal iOS apps
Apple has restored Google's access to its internal iOS apps, including pre-release beta versions of Maps, Hangouts and Gmail, as well as employee-only apps for the company's cafes and buses....
05:45 pm -05 - Fri, February 1, 2019
Engadget Intel's new CEO is facing the same old challenges
After seven months as interim CEO, Robert "Bob" Holmes Swan has been appointed as Intel's seventh full-time leader. Swan started life at General Electric, spending 15 years there before...
05:30 pm -05 - Fri, February 1, 2019
Engadget The best workout headphones
By Lauren DraganThis 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...
04:30 pm -05 - Fri, February 1, 2019
Engadget Under Armour's HOVR connected shoes aim to make you a smarter runner
Under Armour has been making a major push into smart running shoes for a couple of years now, and in 2019 the company is taking those efforts even further. This year, it plans to launch a suite of con...
03:59 pm -05 - Fri, February 1, 2019
Engadget Amazon assembles a high-profile cast for low-key superhero series
Amazon has recruited a glitzy crew of Hollywood stars for its animated superhero show Invincible, based on the eponymous comic book co-created by The Walking Dead scribe Robert Kirkman. Leading the vo...
03:27 pm -05 - Fri, February 1, 2019
Engadget Brie Larson's new Netflix film tackles sexism in internet startups
Brie Larson is set to star in a Netflix movie that highlights startup sexism as part of a two-film deal with the streaming service. Lady Business is based on a Fast Company article about two female en...
03:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 1, 2019
Engadget The unfiltered joy of Christine McConnell's 'Mortal Kombat' cake
Rose is an obese, Frankenstein raccoon with a pink bow on top of her ratty head and a bent fork where her left hand should be. She's blindly self-possessed, spending her days devouring sweets and...
02:53 pm -05 - Fri, February 1, 2019
Engadget Apple says Group FaceTime bug will be fixed next week
Apple announced Friday that it has come up with a fix for a bug in the Group FaceTime feature that allows users to listen in on the activity of others before they pick up the call. The company said a ...
02:30 pm -05 - Fri, February 1, 2019
Engadget This 3D printed football helmet liner promises better protection
Football equipment company Riddell and 3D printing and manufacturing firm Carbon announced today that they are teaming up to improve head protection for football players. The pair will produce custom-...
02:27 pm -05 - Fri, February 1, 2019
Engadget Dont trust the internet on vitamin D
"Millions of Americans take vitamin D. Most should just stop," wrote Vox at the tail-end of last year. It was one of a number of headlines that attacked a supplement that plenty of people re...
02:02 pm -05 - Fri, February 1, 2019
Engadget SiriusXM app is getting Pandora channels later this year
SiriusXM's $3.5 billion acquisition of Pandora is set to close on Friday, and the satellite radio company is already laying out details on how it plans to make the most of its newest toy. In an e...
01:33 pm -05 - Fri, February 1, 2019
Engadget That's probably not Samsung's foldable phone
Showcasing an array of Samsung innovations that haven't happened yet, a video reportedly posted then pulled by Samsung Vietnam showed a foldable phone in use. Around the 23-second mark, a woman u...
12:44 pm -05 - Fri, February 1, 2019
Engadget Huawei's foldable phone will be revealed on February 24th
After years of buzz, we could finally see not one but two foldable phones launched this month. Huawei has taken to Twitter to announce an event at Mobile World Congress on February 24th at 2PM Barcelo...
12:02 pm -05 - Fri, February 1, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: A cord-cutters guide to watching the Super Bowl
Good morning! We've got fake Engadget editors talking to Kickstarter campaigns, a guide to watching the Super Bowl if you're cord cutting and the return of The Twilight Zone. That's a s...
11:28 am -05 - Fri, February 1, 2019
Engadget PlayStation keeps making money, Sony phones keep losing it
The most interesting part of cracking open a fresh financial report from Sony is seeing whether the momentum behind the PlayStation 4 shows any signs of slowing down. Sony kinda spoilt that for us jus...
11:00 am -05 - Fri, February 1, 2019
Engadget Panasonic S1 and S1R hands-on: Feature-packed full-frame cameras
Panasonic has officially barged into the full-frame mirrorless fight by launching two new cameras. The S1 is a 24.2-megapixel camera mainly targeting video shooters, while the 47.3-megapixel S1R is fo...
10:36 am -05 - Fri, February 1, 2019
Engadget Nintendo is finally opening a flagship store in Japan
Nintendo relaunched Pok&eacute;mon Center NY as Nintendo New York back in 2016, making it the company's first retail center in the world. Soon, the gaming giant will have two flagship stores ...
09:05 am -05 - Fri, February 1, 2019
Engadget 'Replicator' 3D printer uses light to create structures in one piece
A team of researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have unveiled a 3D printer that uses light to create an entire object at once. It's called the Replicator, named after t...
06:14 am -05 - Fri, February 1, 2019
Engadget At-home DNA testing company gives the FBI access to its database
The FBI has struck up a partnership with one of the largest at-home DNA testing services, according to BuzzFeed News. Apparently, Family Tree DNA has allowed the agency to access its genealogy databas...
03:30 am -05 - Fri, February 1, 2019
Engadget Nintendo is making a 'Dr. Mario World' mobile game with Line
Nintendo is developing yet another mobile game, this time making Mario put on the lab coat he wore once back in the '90s. The gaming giant has announced that it's working on an action puzzle...
12:11 am -05 - Fri, February 1, 2019
Engadget Mozilla says Facebook isn't transparent enough with political ads
It's not just activist groups complaining that Facebook's browser add-on policies are hurting political ad transparency. Mozilla has sent a letter to the European Commission contending that...
11:22 pm -05 - Thu, January 31, 2019
Engadget Facebooks iOS apps return after temporary Apple ban
After revoking Facebook's enterprise certificates that allowed the company to distribute the software outside of the Apple App Store, Facebook announced today that the certification has been rest...
11:22 pm -05 - Thu, January 31, 2019
Engadget Facebook's internal iOS apps return after temporary Apple ban
After revoking Facebook's enterprise certificates that allowed the company to distribute the software outside of the Apple App Store, Facebook announced today that the certification has been rest...
10:36 pm -05 - Thu, January 31, 2019
Engadget Study suggests Facebook users are happier if they leave for a month
You've no doubt heard anecdotal evidence of Facebook users feeling better after they've quit the social network, but how often does that help, really? A fair amount, according to researcher...
09:39 pm -05 - Thu, January 31, 2019
Engadget Apple 'temporarily' blocks Google's internal iOS apps, too
Earlier this week, Apple banned Facebook from running internal iOS apps because Facebook had been using Apple's enterprise certificate to distribute software outside of the App Store. Now, Apple ...
09:29 pm -05 - Thu, January 31, 2019
Engadget Nintendo reportedly plans smaller and cheaper Switch for this year
It's no surprise that the Switch has been a huge success for Nintendo. In its earnings report today, the company revealed that it sold over 32 million Switch units, which means it's getting ...
09:00 pm -05 - Thu, January 31, 2019
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: KEF M500 headphones are $90 off
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...
08:39 pm -05 - Thu, January 31, 2019
Engadget Facebook took down over 750 pages from Iran for 'inauthentic behavior'
Facebook announced today that it has removed 783 pages, groups and accounts that were apparently engaging in "coordinated inauthentic behavior" tied to Iran. According to Facebook, these acc...
08:39 pm -05 - Thu, January 31, 2019
Engadget Facebook removed over 900 pages in Iran and Indonesia for 'inauthentic behavior' (update)
Facebook announced today that it has removed pages, groups and accounts that were apparently engaging in "coordinated inauthentic behavior" tied to Iran and Indonesia. According to Facebook,...
08:22 pm -05 - Thu, January 31, 2019
Engadget 'Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth' coming to North America June 4th
It's been a long time coming, but Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth is finally making its way to North America. The game, which was first teased back in 2017 and was released in Japan last year, w...
07:52 pm -05 - Thu, January 31, 2019
Engadget AudioKit's free, feature-loaded synth is available for iPhone
AudioKit Synth One was a minor breakthrough for mobile music making as a free, open source synthesizer that could compete with the heavyweights, but its iPad-only nature limited its audience. You...
07:20 pm -05 - Thu, January 31, 2019
Engadget Overwatch League lets fans choose how to watch the action for $15
The second season of Blizzard's Overwatch League (OWL) kicks off in a couple of weeks, and this time around, fans have far more flexibility in how they can watch matches on Twitch. Following the ...
06:30 pm -05 - Thu, January 31, 2019
Engadget How sex censorship killed the internet we love
When was the last time you thought of the internet as a weird and wonderful place?I can feel my anxiety climbing as I try to find current news stories about sex. Google News shows one lonely result fo...
06:01 pm -05 - Thu, January 31, 2019
Engadget Gaming accessibility is the star of Microsoft's Super Bowl ad
Microsoft has placed more focus on accessibility as of late, an effort that has extended into gaming, particularly with last year's release of the Xbox Adaptive Controller for Xbox One and PC. No...
06:01 pm -05 - Thu, January 31, 2019
Engadget Kanye West settles lawsuit over 'The Life of Pablo' Tidal exclusivity
Kanye West has settled a lawsuit with fan Justin Baker-Rhett, who sued the artist over claims that West's album The Life of Pablo would be available exclusively through Tidal. The terms of the se...
05:29 pm -05 - Thu, January 31, 2019
Engadget Uber adds public transportation options to its app
Uber is primarily thought of as a ridesharing service, but today the company is adding new transportation options to its app -- even though they don't involve the users actually taking an Uber ri...
05:02 pm -05 - Thu, January 31, 2019
Engadget Telesat inks satellite internet deals with Loon and Blue Origin
Canadian telecom Telesat has inked a couple of deals that could boost its aim to become a key player in the satellite internet field. It's planning to establish a low-earth orbit network of 292 s...
04:00 pm -05 - Thu, January 31, 2019
Engadget How to watch Super Bowl 53: A cord-cutters guide
We all know you don't have to be a fan of American football to watch the Super Bowl. The NFL's Big Game, which this year will be played between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams,...
04:00 pm -05 - Thu, January 31, 2019
Engadget How to watch the Super Bowl: A cord-cutters guide
We all know you don't have to be a fan of American football to watch the Super Bowl. The NFL's Big Game, which this year will be played between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams,...
03:35 pm -05 - Thu, January 31, 2019
Engadget MoviePass rival Sinemia offers more flexibility with rollover tickets
Movie ticket subscription service Sinemia is cutting some of its prices and allowing users in the US, UK, Canada and Australia to roll one ticket from each month's allocation into the next month....
03:11 pm -05 - Thu, January 31, 2019
Engadget The movie industry is giving up on its UltraViolet digital locker
UltraViolet, the digital rights locker that gives you a way to view the movies and shows you purchase from various services, will shut down on July 31st. If you're not familiar with the service, ...
02:40 pm -05 - Thu, January 31, 2019
Engadget Intel gives interim CEO Robert Swan the full-time job
Intel has announced that the company's interim CEO now has the job on a full-time basis. Robert "Bob" Swan has been appointed to lead the chipmaker as its seventh CEO. Swan took over on...
02:30 pm -05 - Thu, January 31, 2019
Engadget My other life as a Kickstarter scammer
I have the process down to a tee. I start by browsing Kickstarter, looking for projects with active campaigns. There's no specific selection criteria. Perhaps I find one that's just gone liv...
02:00 pm -05 - Thu, January 31, 2019
Engadget Hulu to start showing ads during pause breaks this spring
Hulu is set to show you ads from popular brands when you hit pause during a binge. According to the streamer, the static promos will start appearing in the spring for select shows and movies. Unlike t...
01:32 pm -05 - Thu, January 31, 2019
Engadget Jordan Peele's 'The Twilight Zone' premieres on CBS All Access April 1st
After beaming Star Trek back to its TV show roots, CBS All Access reached even further back in time for its next original, The Twilight Zone. Today CBS announced that the first two episodes of Jordan ...
01:03 pm -05 - Thu, January 31, 2019
Engadget Mastering Jenga taught this robot real-world physics
Artificial intelligence is already better than humans at video games, quiz shows and an ancient Chinese board game. Next up, the bots are coming for Jenga. In a newly-published paper, scientists from ...
12:29 pm -05 - Thu, January 31, 2019
Engadget 'Fortnite' will host a Marshmello concert this weekend
With Super Bowl LIII only days away, Epic Games is ensuring that Fortnite players will be able to partake in some of the festivities. As reported by The Verge, the game's creators have booked EDM...
12:02 pm -05 - Thu, January 31, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: How screwed is Huawei?
Hey, good morning!Rough times for Huawei and Facebook where the bad news just doesn't seem to stop this January. Meanwhile, financial reports are rolling out, giving us at least a glimpse at the ...
11:32 am -05 - Thu, January 31, 2019
Engadget LG fails to turn a profit for the first time in two years
Both of South Korea's electronics giants have announced fourth quarter results that were less than ideal. Within hours of Samsung posting a double-digit reduction in quarterly profit, LG has reve...
10:53 am -05 - Thu, January 31, 2019
Engadget Volkswagen electrifies the dune buggy
Volkswagen has created a fully electric dune buggy concept, modernizing the Beetle-based roofless vehicles from the '60s and '70s. The automaker based the vehicle on its modular electric dri...
09:36 am -05 - Thu, January 31, 2019
Engadget Google will bid users farewell on April 2nd
Google made the decision to shut down its social network last year after the revelation of a security vulnerability. It even moved up the website's final day after the existence of a data bug exp...
08:36 am -05 - Thu, January 31, 2019
Engadget Nintendo Switch will soon pass the N64 in lifetime sales
Nintendo sold 9.41 million Switch consoles in the three months leading up to December 31st, 2018, bringing lifetime sales to 32.27 million. That's just 660,000 short of the immensely-popular Nint...
08:06 am -05 - Thu, January 31, 2019
Engadget Nintendo delays mobile 'Mario Kart Tour' app until the summer
Unsurprisingly, Nintendo needs a little more time to polish its mobile-friendly version of Mario Kart. Beyond the name and target platform, we know precisely zilch about Mario Kart Tour, which was ori...
08:06 am -05 - Thu, January 31, 2019
Engadget Nintendo delays mobile 'Mario Kart Tour' game until the summer
Unsurprisingly, Nintendo needs a little more time to polish its mobile-friendly version of Mario Kart. Beyond the name and target platform, we know precisely zilch about Mario Kart Tour, which was ori...
06:58 am -05 - Thu, January 31, 2019
Engadget Samsung earnings reveal sharp drop in profit for the end of 2018
Samsung warned people when it released its earnings projection for the four quarter of 2018 that it's expecting a sharp earnings drop. Turns out the tech giant really did have a relatively rough ...
06:58 am -05 - Thu, January 31, 2019
Engadget Samsung's profits dropped sharply at the end of 2018
Samsung warned people when it released its earnings projection for Q4 of 2018 that it was expecting a sharp earnings drop. Turns out the tech giant really did have a relatively rough fourth quarter du...
05:57 am -05 - Thu, January 31, 2019
Engadget New York settles with company selling fake social media followers
The state of New York's Attorney General has settled a case with a company that made millions of dollars selling likes, comments and followers on social media, according to CNN. The activity of t...
04:52 am -05 - Thu, January 31, 2019
Engadget Canada doesn't trust social networks to warn of election interference
Social networks like Facebook and Twitter have set up war rooms and disclosure systems to warn of potential election meddling, but the Canadian government doesn't believe that's good enough....
03:51 am -05 - Thu, January 31, 2019
Engadget US prisons are reportedly creating 'voice print' databases
Prisons across the United States are reportedly building biometric databases that include voice recordings of incarcerated people, according to The Intercept. The report cites contracting documents fo...
02:29 am -05 - Thu, January 31, 2019
Engadget US will map and disrupt North Korean botnet
The US government plans to turn the tables on North Korea-linked hackers trying to compromise key infrastructure. The Justice Department has unveiled an initiative to map the Joanap botnet and "...
01:48 am -05 - Thu, January 31, 2019
Engadget Second Apple employee accused of stealing self-driving car tech
Apple is grappling with another employee accused of stealing autonomous vehicle trade secrets. NBC News has learned that the FBI arrested Jizhong Chen for allegedly trying to swipe self-driving car te...
01:45 am -05 - Thu, January 31, 2019
Engadget Puma wants to let you try its new Fi self-lacing shoes
With the upcoming release of Nike's $350 Adapt BB, self-lacing shoes are set to become more commonplace, and Puma isn't about to let its rival take all the credit. After all, the German comp...
01:01 am -05 - Thu, January 31, 2019
Engadget Criterion's classic film streaming service arrives April 8th
Criterion's curated selection of films will be available for you to stream again in a few short months. The standalone Criterion Channel service will arrive on April 8th in the US and Canada, and...
12:30 am -05 - Thu, January 31, 2019
Engadget New York investigates Apple's Group FaceTime privacy bug
You knew it was just a matter of time before Apple's Group FaceTime 'eavesdropping' bug drew the attention of politicians. New York Attorney General Letitia James has launched an invest...