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11:30 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2019
Engadget Cadillac reveals performance sedans with hands-free SuperCruise
Over 15 years ago Cadillac unveiled the V-Series. A luxury Caddy with an engine and handling meant to compete with BMW's M-Series and Mercedes' AMG lineup. Now the automaker is expanding the...
10:57 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2019
Engadget Uber's first post-IPO earnings report shows another $1 billion lost
Uber's first earnings report as a public company shows that while its revenue is higher than last year; the company is still hemorrhaging money. Still, there's no doubt that the company is g...
09:40 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2019
Engadget 'Apex Legends' will keep players busy with daily and weekly challenges
Respawn has a straightforward way to keep its hordes of Apex Legends players coming back: it's borrowing a page from other battle royale shooters. The studio has teased Season 2 Battle Pass plan...
09:12 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2019
Engadget Google unveils new privacy rules for Chrome extensions and Drive
Google announced new rules that will restrict access to user data for third-party add-ons in Chrome and Drive. From now on, Chrome extension developers must request the least amount of user data their...
08:29 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2019
Engadget 'Beyond Good and Evil 2' won't be at E3
The highly anticipated Beyond Good and Evil 2 won't be making an appearance at E3 this year, but fans will get more information about the game's status before the major gaming conference. Ub...
07:42 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2019
Engadget MITs sensor-packed glove helps AI identify objects by touch
Researchers have spent years trying to teach robots how to grip different objects without crushing or dropping them. They could be one step closer, thanks to this low-cost, sensor-packed glove. In a p...
07:10 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2019
Engadget VR pioneer Leap Motion reportedly sells to UltraHaptics for $30 million
VR/AR startup Leap Motion has been sold to a rival business named UltraHaptics, according to the Wall Street Journal. The price for the company was reportedly around $30 million -- it was said to be v...
07:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2019
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Apple's Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro drops to $80
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06:16 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2019
Engadget Researchers hope a blood test can reveal early signs of cancer
Scientists hope to perfect a new blood test that can detect the early signs of eight different types of cancer. Thrive Earlier Detection, a company founded by three Johns Hopkins cancer researchers, h...
05:52 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2019
Engadget Sprint turns on 5G service in four cities
Make that three big US carriers that have hopped aboard the 5G bandwagon -- Sprint has launched its 5G service in parts of Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and Kansas City. You'll need to wai...
05:40 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2019
Engadget Is the Samsung Galaxy Book 2 powerful enough to replace a laptop?
Back in October when we reviewed it, Samsung's Galaxy Book 2 was the first device available featuring a Snapdragon 850 CPU. The 2-in-1 performed admirably for editor Cherlynn Low, completing task...
05:35 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2019
Engadget Nreal's mixed reality glasses will cost $499 and ship this year
First unveiled at CES 2019, Nreal's Light mixed reality glasses are almost ready for their commercial debut. According to the Chinese startup behind the glasses, they'll cost $499 and a limi...
05:20 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2019
Engadget What to expect from Apple at WWDC 2019
Next week, thousands of people will flock to San Jose, California; nestle into their seats at the Convention Center; and listen to Apple unspool its vision for the future of software. They'll get...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2019
Engadget 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare' arrives October 25th with cross-play
The next Call of Duty game is called Modern Warfare. Yes, just like the 2007 game. Yes, it's kind of confusing.Now that's out of the way -- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is scheduled to hit X...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2019
Engadget The next Call of Duty campaign is an emotional hellscape
Jaws, not Saw.That's one of the guiding mantras for the developers building Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, this year's installment of the legendary first-person-shooter franchise. Modern Warf...
04:50 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2019
Engadget Lego is releasing an Apollo 11 Lunar Lander set for its 50th anniversary
The 50th anniversary of the human race's first trip to the moon is fast approaching, and Lego is marking the milestone with a NASA Apollo 11 lunar lander set. It'll be available June 1st for...
04:15 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2019
Engadget Gogo will offer 5G in-flight internet in 2021
Gogo plans to launch in-flight 5G on business and commercial flights in 2021. According to an announcement made today, the 5G will be available in the contiguous US and Canada. "We expect to laun...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2019
Engadget 'Game of Thrones' VR experience lets you join the Night's Watch
If you haven't quite come to terms with Game of Thrones ending, you might be pleased to learn there's a VR title based on the series arriving this week called Beyond The Wall. You'll jo...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2019
Engadget Google Maps AI helps you discover a restaurant's popular dishes
Google is trying to take some of the guesswork out of trying a new restaurant. The company is trotting out an update to Google Maps that uses machine learning to highlight the popular dishes at an ea...
03:58 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2019
Engadget Netflix plans to raise prices in the UK by up to 20 percent
Netflix is raising prices in the United Kingdom for the first time since 2017, according to The Guardian. The streaming service will bump up monthly fees for subscribers by as much as 20 percent. The ...
03:35 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2019
Engadget STEM kits that don't look like STEM kits
Contrary to what you might think and hear, apps and screens aren't the best tools for kids to learn STEM concepts, even coding. Why? Innovation, pattern recognition, exploration, experimentation ...
03:27 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2019
Engadget Netflix's 'Dark Crystal' trailer brings Thra back to life
Netflix has finally offered Dark Crystal fans a deeper look at its prequel series beyond some still images. The gorgeous first trailer for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance arrived Thursday, and the...
03:12 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2019
Engadget Ecobee smart thermostat with glass display pops up on Lowe's website
Ecobee is reportedly working on a new SmartThermostat and SmartSensors. The items haven't been announced yet, but they're listed on the Lowe's website. The specific product pages have b...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2019
Engadget PC makers are getting better at copying smartphone innovation
For a long time, the PC industry was stagnating. Computer makers had grown comfortable with iterative annual updates to their devices, relying on yearly processor advancements to push consumers to buy...
02:45 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2019
Engadget This double-height keyboard puts a numpad above the letters
Keyboards are infuriating, right? With their long, thin layouts require you to move your hands left and right in order to hit specific keys. If it's a sentiment you agree with, then Chassepot / R...
02:31 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2019
Engadget A remastered 'Ghostbusters' game is coming to PS4 this year
Ten years ago the original Ghostbusters: The Video Game debuted. Now, the game is being remastered for PS4, and according to the trailer released today, it should be available sometime this year....
02:15 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2019
Engadget Intel and AMD won Computex 2019
You can thank AMD and Intel for the influx of news out of Computex over the past week. Both chip companies announced some major new products: Intel showed off its 10-nanometer 10th-gen laptop chips, a...
02:06 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2019
Engadget Looks like 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' is getting a VR mode
It looks like you'll soon be able to beat up your friends in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from an entirely different perspective. It seems the hit Switch fighting game is getting a virtual reality ...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2019
Engadget Giphy adds animated emoji and text to its apps
Giphy is moving past just GIFs and getting into the business of everything animated. Starting today, the company is rolling out two new formats: Giphy Emoji and Giphy Text. The new features expand upo...
01:34 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2019
Engadget Facial recognition is coming to US schools, starting in New York
The Lockport City School District in New York will start testing a facial and object recognition system called "Aegis" on June 3rd. According to BuzzFeed News, that will make it the first in...
01:22 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2019
Engadget Google will let enterprise users escape Chrome's ad-blocking restrictions
Google announced Manifest V3 earlier this year -- a proposed change to Chrome's extension system that would essentially stop ad-blockers from working effectively. Despite the significant backlash...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2019
Engadget Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass is coming to PC
PC players, rejoice: Microsoft is bringing its previously-Xbox exclusive subscription service, Xbox Game Pass, to Windows 10. The company is promising "a curated library" with more than 100 ...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2019
Engadget The Moto Z4 is another take on the mid-range modular phone
It's not unusual for leaks for spoil surprises to smartphone makers gearing up for a launch. What's less common is seeing a completely unannounced device pop up on Amazon and actually make i...
12:29 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2019
Engadget You can pry my keyboard from my cold, dead hands
If this week's Computex is anything to go by, the laptop industry is sharpening its ax in order to kill the keyboard. It won't happen overnight, but in the pursuit of thinner and lighter bod...
12:01 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2019
Engadget Google will force Android apps to show the odds of getting loot box items
Google has made some major alterations to its Play Store policies that tighten rules surrounding sexual content, hate speech and loot boxes. Android Police has spotted the changes, noting that they we...
11:30 am -04 - Thu, May 30, 2019
Engadget Intel's Project Athena laptops can sense when you're near
We've heard Intel talk up its Project Athena program to provide long-lasting, high-spec laptops for months now, and the company finally shared the specifications a few weeks ago. Here at Computex...
11:05 am -04 - Thu, May 30, 2019
Engadget Microsoft's first UK store opens in London on July 11th
It's been several years in the making, but Microsoft has finally announced an opening date for its flagship store in London. Its first physical retail premises in the UK will open to the general ...
10:45 am -04 - Thu, May 30, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Ferrari's first PHEV and 'Death Stranding'
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.If you were looking for a fast car that's also a little more eco-friendly, we have a Ferrari you should see, and Google Maps is getting a lot better around th...
10:25 am -04 - Thu, May 30, 2019
Engadget Apple, Google and others condemn UK plan to view encrypted chats
Major players within the tech industry have long-opposed the idea of government access to users' messages and chat conversations -- now they're continuing the fight with an open letter to GC...
09:31 am -04 - Thu, May 30, 2019
Engadget Nancy Pelosi says Facebook is lying about Russian manipulation
After Facebook refused to take down a doctored video of Nancy Pelosi that made her appear drunk, the House Speaker went on the attack. She said that the social media network's willingness to leav...
08:02 am -04 - Thu, May 30, 2019
Engadget Amazon's Textract AI can read millions of pages in a few hours
Amazon has launched a new offering called Textract for its Web Services customers, and it's like optical character recognition on steroids. It more than just extracts text from documents like its...
06:24 am -04 - Thu, May 30, 2019
Engadget Google Maps speed limits and radar locations arrive in 40 countries
After running limited tests in the US and elsewhere, Google Maps is rolling out speed limit warnings and both fixed and mobile radar locations in over 40 countries, Google has confirmed to TechCrunch....
04:38 am -04 - Thu, May 30, 2019
Engadget Bloomberg: T-Mobile's merger could require creating a competitor
While FCC commissioner Ajit Pai is ready to recommend approval of a merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, the Department of Justice has been reportedly unconvinced. Now Bloomberg reports that one thing ...
02:32 am -04 - Thu, May 30, 2019
Engadget Skai could be the first fuel cell-powered flying taxi
Flying taxi designs are seemingly ubiquitous these days, but a startup is betting that its choice of powerplant could help it stand out. Alaka'i has unveiled Skai, a flying taxi that will run on ...
01:14 am -04 - Thu, May 30, 2019
Engadget Alphabet's balloons broadcast LTE two days after Peruvian quake
When a magnitude 8.0 earthquake hit Peru Sunday, the Alphabet spinoff Loon was quick to respond. Within 48 hours, Loon delivered its internet-relaying balloons and began providing LTE coverage to user...
11:34 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget Waymo resumes testing self-driving trucks in Arizona
Waymo -- Alphabet's autonomous vehicle company -- announced that it would resume testing its trucks on Phoenix freeways. The company had pulled its Class 8 trucks off the road back in 2017, after...
10:42 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget Rokids Vision AR headset has a 3D stereo display
At this year's CES, Rokid showed off Glass, an AR headset that's meant primarily for enterprises. Though it was a little rough around the edges when we saw it in January, the company announc...
10:23 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget Twitter is researching whether white supremacists should stay on its site
Twitter has a longstanding problem with white supremacists on its platform, but is banning those racists the best option? Not necessarily, if you ask the social network. The company told Motherboar...
09:42 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget EA announces E3 livestream schedule and 'Anthem' isn't on it
Electronic Arts revealed the schedule for this year's EA Play, its annual showcase of its flagship games that takes place during E3. The roughly three-hour livestream will air on June 8 and devot...
08:58 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget Google won't allow marijuana delivery apps in the Play Store
Google updated its Play Store policy today to prohibit apps that early directly sell or help facilitate the sale of marijuana, even in states where the drug is legal. Apps that offer features such as ...
08:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget VW's GTI Aurora concept has a hologram-controlled sound system
Trunk-mounted sound systems are often about bragging rights, but VW might have more reason to boast than usual. It's showing a Golf GTI Aurora concept car whose centerpiece is a hologram-control...
07:25 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget Mophie adds USB-C ports to refreshed Powerstation batteries
Mophie, the makers of a popular line of external batteries, announced today an update to its Powerstation family of portable chargers. The refreshed versions of the Powerstation line come in four diff...
06:50 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget Ferrari's first production plug-in hybrid is its fastest supercar yet
You can throw out notions that Ferrari is completely averse to electric cars. The Italian supercar maker has unveiled its first production plug-in hybrid, the SF90 Stradale, and it's a clear att...
06:42 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget Google Assistant can now control GEs smart microwaves
GE's lineup of connected microwaves can now be controlled by the Google Assistant. Owners can use voice commands to set their microwave and perform basic functions like starting, pausing, stoppin...
06:08 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget CBS All Access show 'The Good Fight' comes to TV June 16th
When The Good Fight debuted on CBS All Access, it became the streaming service's first exclusive show. It's kept audiences hooked since 2017 and was recently renewed for a fourth season. Now...
05:57 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget NBC launches its free news streaming service
True to its word, NBC has launched its free news streaming service. NBC News Now will air live programming between 3PM and 11PM Eastern through both the web as well as the NBC News apps on mobile dev...
05:52 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget Square Enix will finally show its 'Avengers' game on June 10th
It's been a long two and a half years since Square Enix and Marvel teased plans for an Avengers game, but they're nearly ready to show the fruits of their labor. They now plan to unveil Mar...
05:39 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget Twitter now lets guests join your live video broadcasts
Twitter will start letting broadcasters on its app open up their livestreams to guests, similar to what it brought to Periscope in February. The new feature, which is now rolling out to Twitter's...
05:06 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget 'Borderlands: Handsome Collection' headlines June's free PS Plus games
With Borderlands 3 arriving in just a few months, it seems like a good time to start catching up on or revisiting Gearbox Software's FPS series. And, what do you know? Borderlands: The Handsome C...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget Paid Dropbox users are getting 1TB more storage space today
Dropbox has spent much of the last few years focused on its products for enterprise business, but the company got its start by offering a simple, reasonably priced cloud storage and sync option. With ...
04:35 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget 'Death Stranding' special edition comes with life-sized baby in a pod
There have been plenty of over-the-top game bundles in recent years, but the one for Death Stranding might top them all in terms of sheer audacity. When the game arrives on November 8th, a Collector&...
04:09 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget 'Death Stranding' arrives on PS4 November 8th
After an hours-long looping stream of handprint silhouettes covering footage from the game, Sony has revealed more details about its upcoming PS4 blockbuster, Death Stranding, which arrives November 8...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget Excel quickly adds data from iPhone photos into spreadsheets
Microsoft Excel is making its "Insert Data from Picture" feature available on the iOS app. The AI-powered tool lets Excel users take pictures on their phone of data and convert it into a spr...
03:45 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget Our favorite coding kits for kids
There's plenty of reason to get your kid into coding. The next question is how. We've scoured the internet (and a few brick-and-mortar stores) for some of the best toys and kits to take your...
03:24 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget The successor to Bose's QC35 noise-cancelling headphones arrives June 30th
Bose has a spiritual successor to its well-regarded QC35 wireless headphones... plus a little more. The company's newly unveiled Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 tout a serene listening environmen...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget Uber will deactivate riders with low ratings
Rude behavior or leaving trash behind could get you booted from Uber. The company has added "ratings-based rider deactivations" to its safety policy. Users can now get kicked off the app if ...
02:42 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget Flipboard breach exposed usernames and passwords
If you get a password reset request from Flipboard next time you log in, don't worry -- it's not just you. The social news aggregator has revealed that an unauthorized party infiltrated some...
02:30 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget MSI GT 76 Titan hands-on: A very powerful, beefy laptop
Have you ever toiled on something, only for a rival to release something just days before your own effort is completed? No matter your intentions, the timing makes you look like a copycat. It's a...
02:12 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget Jaguars sensory steering wheel heats up to deliver notifications
Much of the technology developed for new cars has to do with safety, and that's for good reason -- in 2017, distracted driving killed 3,166 people in the US. Like other manufacturers, Jaguar Land...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget Facebook game developers get more options for monetization
Facebook game players will soon encounter more advertising tied to in-game rewards. The social media platform will be giving publishers more options to monetize their mobile games. Developers can now ...
01:46 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget Uber could give you the option to favorite drivers
Uber might be developing a feature that lets riders add drivers as a "favorite" so they can ride with them again in the future. App researcher Jane Manchun Wong revealed the potential app ad...
01:37 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget Huawei asks court to declare US government ban unconstitutional
Huawei is stepping up its fight against American bans. The tech giant has motioned for a summary judgment in its lawsuit to invalidate Section 889 of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, argu...
01:21 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget AZIOs gorgeous Iris keyboard is inspired by vintage cameras
AZIO is a company that makes keyboards that look as good as they feel when you type on them, and at Computex it was showing off the prototype for its next device. The AZIO Iris draws inspiration from ...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget HTC Viveport store will support Windows MR headsets on June 5th
HTC is continuing to widen access to its Viveport VR store. As of June 5th, all Windows Mixed Reality headsets will have access to Viveport, including its Viveport Infinity subscription service. Onl...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget Volvo designers are driving around in mixed-reality headsets
I'm sitting in a Volvo XC60 in Italy when a moose appears from out of a doorway. Except that none of this is real. I'm actually sat in an office chair in a San Francisco office building, wea...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget Amazon will let you delete your voice history with Alexa
As Amazon announced the brand new Echo Show 5 today, it also introduced several new features that will come to all Alexa-enabled devices. One of them is focused squarely on privacy. Instead of having ...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget Amazon unveils the $90 Echo Show 5
Amazon usually saves its big product reveals for the fall, but it's shaking things up this year. Today, it unveiled its latest take on the smart display, the Amazon Echo Show 5. That's right...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget Fitbit devices can pay for your NYC bus or subway ride
Add Fitbit to the growing list of device makers that will support tap-to-pay in New York City's mass transit system. When the city's contactless fare pilot program starts on May 31st, Fitbit...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget You can now ask Alexa to delete your voice history
As Amazon announced the brand new Echo Show 5 today, it also introduced several new features that will come to all Alexa-enabled devices. One of them is focused squarely on privacy. Instead of having ...
12:39 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget Apple publicly makes its case for the App Store
Apple has published a lengthy post explaining and extolling the App Store's guidelines and developer program, following the Supreme Court's decision in an antitrust case related to its appli...
12:20 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget Intel's 2-in-1 prototype proves it has big plans for dual-screen PCs
Intel surprised us last Computex with unique dual-screen prototypes like its Tiger Rapids device with an e-ink screen. This year, the company had even more concepts to show off at its technology open ...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget Daimler has a plan to get autonomous trucks ready for the road
Daimler Trucks is creating a global organization focused on putting automated trucks on the road over the next decade. The Autonomous Technology Group will be in charge of building an automated roadma...
11:44 am -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget Logitech's new stylus is built for VR
Architects, product designers and concept artists just got a ground-breaking new tool in their creative arsenals: Logitech's VR Ink Pilot Edition, the world's first VR stylus that draws on b...
11:30 am -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget Qualcomm made a headset to remind the world it has an AR chip
Last year, Qualcomm unveiled the Snapdragon XR1 chip just for virtual reality devices, but so far, we haven't seen any headsets built to use it. Now, for Augmented World Expo, the company has rel...
11:01 am -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget Microsoft teases a 'modern OS' with 'seamless updates'
Microsoft made a nod towards a possible new operating system at Computex in Taipei this week, when corporate vice president of consumer and device sales Nick Parker took to the stage to outline the co...
10:30 am -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Intel's better idea for a dual-screen laptop
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Remember the iPod touch? We finally have some evidence that Apple does, and, of course, there's a new dual-screen laptop concept to investigate at Computex. A...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget Apple Pay will work on NYC subways and buses starting May 31st
Ever since I moved to New York City nearly ten years ago, I've had to buy physical MetroCards to ride the subway almost every day. But last week, for the first time ever, I didn't have to sw...
09:02 am -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget 'Pokmon Masters' brings old trainers together in one mobile game
The Pok&eacute;mon Company is working on another mobile game in addition to Sleep, which is designed to track your sleeping time to unlock new characters. It's called Pok&eacute;mon Maste...
07:58 am -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget Automatic's original car adapters won't work after August 31st
Automatic made its mark by launching an ODB-II car adapter and app that can monitor many of your vehicle's functions, but it just made a move that may upset its original buyers. The company annou...
06:31 am -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget Galaxy Fold delay will reportedly extend through June
It has been more than a month since Samsung announced a delay in launching its Galaxy Fold, and we still don't have a new release date. A few weeks ago, exec DJ Koh said "we will not be too ...
05:30 am -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget Mediatek's 5G chipsets are ready for cheaper next-gen phones
The first wave of 5G devices carried a high premium, but MediaTek is working hard to ensure that budget handsets aren't left behind. The company has announced a new 5G-compatible system-on-chip t...
05:00 am -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget Intel's gaming laptop prototype is a dual-screen PC with a point
Intel's Open House event at Computex was filled with Project Athena devices, prototype demos, new chips and more, but the company's dual-screen prototypes were the ones that drew the crowds....
04:01 am -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget iRobot's new Roomba and Bravaa mop can clean together automatically
Where can iRobot go next after giving us a Roomba that can dump its own dustbin? How about a Roomba that can also tag team floor cleaning with a robot mop? The new Roomba s9+ and Bravaa jet m6 work in...
02:23 am -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget The next 'Detective Pikachu' game is headed to Nintendo Switch
Now that the Detective Pikachu movie has had success at the box office without incurring internet outrage and a delay -- we're looking at you Sonic -- there's a new game in the works. At a p...
02:17 am -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget Pokmon Home cloud service connects games across platforms
In recent years, Pok&eacute;mon games have made their way to mobile devices and Nintendo Switch. While that's great in terms of accessibility, The Pok&eacute;mon Company had to conjure up...
01:36 am -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget 'Pokmon Sleep' will do for naps what 'Pokmon Go' did for walking
So how will the Pok&eacute;mon Company and Niantic follow up Pok&eacute;mon Go? At a press conference today they revealed Pok&eacute;mon Sleep, a new mobile game that tracks your time slee...
01:36 am -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget 'Pokmon Go' gamified walking, so now 'Pokmon Sleep' scores your naps
So how will the Pok&eacute;mon Company and Niantic follow up Pok&eacute;mon Go? At a press conference today they revealed Pok&eacute;mon Sleep, a new mobile game that tracks your time slee...
12:23 am -04 - Wed, May 29, 2019
Engadget Trolls swamp unused Twitch category with pirated shows and porn
Twitch just learned first-hand about the challenges of moderating live video. Trolls have hijacked the site's largely unused category for Valve's Artifact (which previously had few if any s...
11:58 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2019
Engadget What's on TV: 'Archer: 1999,' 'Always Be My Maybe' and 'Good Omens'
This week the NBA and NHL are both entering their final championship rounds. For scripted entertainment we've got the arrival of Captain Marvel on video on-demand services, plus the return of Arc...
10:07 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2019
Engadget 'Contra' anthology will include game versions from around the world
Konami has outlined the full game lineup for Contra Anniversary Collection, and it's good news for, well, collectors. In addition to the four already-announced titles (Contra, Super Contra, Supe...
09:17 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2019
Engadget Google Lens dining and translation filters roll out this week
Google is acting quickly on its plans to bring clever new filters to Lens. The search firm is starting to roll out its promised Dining and Translate filters to Lens on Android and iOS, giving you som...
08:47 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2019
Engadget Someone already bought Motorola's unannounced Z4
Motorola hasn't formally announced its upcoming Z4, but someone already got their hands on it and has shared specs as well as first impressions. YouTuber and Redditor JETFIRE007 ordered the hands...
08:24 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2019
Engadget EA's long-awaited 'Sea of Solitude' arrives July 5th
EA's emotional adventure game Sea of Solitude has been a long time coming, and you'll finally get to delve into its story when it arrives on July 5th. It's a third-person journey in whi...
07:53 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2019
Engadget Facebook takes down more fake accounts from Iran
Today, Facebook removed 51 accounts, 36 Pages, seven groups and three Instagram accounts that were involved in "coordinated inauthentic behavior" based in Iran. According to the company, the...
07:41 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2019
Engadget ESPN is the English-language home for Copa America in the US
If you want to watch the hottest soccer (or rather futbol) tourney in the Americas, you'll have to pony up for an ESPN+ subscription. The service has struck a deal to become the sole home for En...
07:13 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2019
Engadget Creators of social robot Buddy need more money to finally launch
In 2015, Buddy the social robot first appeared on Indiegogo. Nearly four years and $657,000 later, the friendly robotic companion has yet to ship to any of its backers. Now the creators of Buddy, Blue...
06:49 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2019
Engadget Honda's compact EV swaps mirrors for side cameras
Not only will Honda's cool little electric vehicle, the Honda E, come with cameras instead of side mirrors, they'll be offered as a standard feature. The compact cameras will sit where their...
05:49 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2019
Engadget Facebook makes reporting bugs as easy as shaking your phone
Facebook wants to make reporting bugs as easy as shaking your phone. In fact, that's all you'll have to do. Thanks to a new feature, when you encounter a bug, you can simply shake your phone...
05:22 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2019
Engadget Fungus headphones offer a glimpse at the renewable future of electronics
It turns out headphones are the perfect product to showcase the potential for growing electronics. The typical set has a mix of plastic, leather and mesh -- not the most environmentally friendly ingre...
05:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2019
Engadget 'Trover Saves the Universe' is a meditation on nihilism
The theme of Whose Line is it Anyway? is always the same: "Everything is made up and the points don't matter." That's what playing 'Trover Saves the Universe' is like -- ...
04:45 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2019
Engadget Final season of 'Jessica Jones' debuts June 14th
The end to new Marvel content on Netflix is close at hand -- the streaming giant has announced that the third and final season of Jessica Jones will premiere on June 14th. While many details are unde...
04:30 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2019
Engadget Apples $3 billion purchase of Beats has already paid off
"Oh shit, the Forbes list just changed," Tyrese Gibson proclaimed in a 2014 Facebook video."The first billionaire in hip-hop, right here from the motherfucking West Coast," Dr. Dre...
04:04 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2019
Engadget iOS 13's Dark Mode is on display in new screenshots
Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is less than a week away, but if you just can't wait to get a glimpse of the changes coming to iOS, you're in luck. 9to5Mac posted ...
03:32 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2019
Engadget Google makes mobile-first search indexing the default for new domains
Google started its mobile-first search indexing over a year ago, and now it's ready to make that approach the law of the land. As of July 1st, 2019, Google will index the phone-oriented sites by...
03:25 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2019
Engadget Teenage Engineering reveals pocket-sized 'Rick and Morty' synth
From launching a record label to helping Panic with its crank-operated handheld game system, Teenage Engineering has had a busy spring. The company has at least one more project in the works. It'...
03:08 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2019
Engadget SpaceX's internet satellites could be a problem for astronomers
As helpful as SpaceX's Starlink satellites may be, they could be a pain for astronomers. The Harvard-Smithsonian Center's Jonathan McDowell and others have observed that the internet satell...
02:57 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2019
Engadget Acer ConceptD 7 laptop hands-on: Quadro RTX power in a stylish package
Acer's pro-grade family of laptops, ConceptD, is getting an upgrade already, less than two months since it broke cover. Following up on the company's promise of making a strong bid for the P...
02:38 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2019
Engadget Elgato's Stream Deck XL has 32 customizable keys
Elgato's Stream Deck systems offer streamers quick access to a variety of actions and macros, such as to start and end streams, tweak lighting and audio levels, switch between profiles, control m...
02:17 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2019
Engadget Samsung chips promise secure 100W USB-C fast charging
Samsung released two new USB Type-C power delivery (PD) controller chips for power adapters, SE8A and MM101. The chips included built-in security safeguards and are able to communicate with devices th...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2019
Engadget Gigabyte's Aero 15 OLED laptop is made for video editors
In 2019, OLED laptops are nothing new. ASUS even took this feature to the next level on its dual-screen ZenBook Pro Duo. At Computex, Gigabyte is the latest company to join the trend, with a refreshed...
01:32 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2019
Engadget Microsoft's latest IntelliMouse revival is a pro model for gamers
If you pine for the nostalgia of Microsoft's revived IntelliMouse but want the performance of a thoroughly modern gaming mouse, you're in luck. After months of availability in China, Microso...
01:21 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2019
Engadget Zuckerberg's latest snub could land him in contempt of Canadian parliament
Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg have snubbed an official summons and risk being held in contempt of the Canadian Parliament. The pair were called to a hearing in Ottawa, due to be held later this ...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2019
Engadget The Switch was made for 'Super Mario Maker 2'
Super Mario Maker single-handedly justified the Wii U's existence. Not only did it finally deliver on my childhood dream of designing my own Mario levels, it proved that the console's gigant...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2019
Engadget SteelSeries' Apex Pro keyboards have customizable key travel
The watchword for any gaming peripheral worth its salt is customization, because you want to make sure that everything is in sync with your hands. SteelSeries has taken this to heart, and is launching...
12:56 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2019
Engadget Apple finally updates the iPod touch with an A10 chip
No, your eyes aren't deceiving you -- after four long years, Apple has updated the iPod touch. The new version packs a much faster A10 Fusion chip that can keep up with modern iOS experiences lik...
12:49 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2019
Engadget Here are all the laptops getting NVIDIAs new Quadro RTX graphics
After NVIDIA revealed its Quadro RTX 5000 designed for laptops, a number of manufacturers announced machines that'll pack the new gear. Acer, ASUS, MSI, HP and Razer have all launched machines th...
12:29 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2019
Engadget HPs latest VR Backpack swaps gaming for the workplace
HP is still trying to make VR backpacks happen. But its latest offering, unlike its 2017 release, is intended for workplace scenarios such as training and VR development instead of gaming, and packs a...
12:15 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2019
Engadget Watch Intel's Computex 2019 keynote in 11 minutes!
It's the battle of the chip makers here at Computex 2019 and in addition to companies like NVIDIA, AMD, ARM and Qualcomm, Intel had a slew of new products to unveil. It showed off 11 new 10nm Ice...
12:02 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2019
Engadget The Netherlands places missing child alerts on ATMs
The Netherlands will be the first country in the world to display Amber alerts on ATMs when a child is reported missing. The initiative, which went into effect last week, will display the photos of mi...
11:30 am -04 - Tue, May 28, 2019
Engadget Watch everything from ASUS' Computex 2019 press event in ten minutes!
ASUS crammed in an awful lot of press, gaming enthusiasts and their own execs to celebrate 30 years in the business, as well as its latest range of laptops, phones, routers and more. While the ZenBook...
11:02 am -04 - Tue, May 28, 2019
Engadget Adorable internet-connected bunny Nabaztag is being resurrected
Robot pets have come a long way since the heady days of Tamagotchi -- we've got Sony's adorable Aibo that requires training and Groove X's fuzzy Lovot that follows you affectionately ar...
10:30 am -04 - Tue, May 28, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: 10nm Intel CPUs and a useful dual-screen laptop
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Ready to catch up on more news from Computex 2019? Intel's new 10th-gen CPUs are here, and ASUS has a dual-screen laptop that just might make the whole concep...
10:05 am -04 - Tue, May 28, 2019
Engadget Sony built an IoT chip with a 60 mile range
Sony is quietly launching a chip that could change how e-bikes, cars, street lamps and all kinds of other connected devices can relay information. The module, when installed on any IoT object, will al...
08:55 am -04 - Tue, May 28, 2019
Engadget Colorado college students were secretly used to train facial recognition
Researchers used over 1,700 photos of students and others without their permission for a facial recognition study sponsored by US military and intelligence services, according to the Colorado Springs ...
07:00 am -04 - Tue, May 28, 2019
Engadget Alienware's slim gaming laptops are getting a bold new look
If you've been drooling over the Alienware Area 51m's sci-fi aesthetic, but wanted something a bit more compact, Dell has got you covered. The slim Alienware m15 and m17 are finally getting ...
07:00 am -04 - Tue, May 28, 2019
Engadget Dell's new XPS 13 2-in-1 is its most stylish laptop yet
I don't throw the word "perfect" around a lot, but that was honestly the best way to describe the latest XPS 13. But what if you wanted something more than a traditional laptop? That�...
07:00 am -04 - Tue, May 28, 2019
Engadget Dells new Inspiron laptops focus on better thermal performance
It wouldn't be a trade show unless Dell opened a small shipping container's worth of new PCs and dumped them across all of our tables. Computex 2019 has seen the company offering up a number...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, May 28, 2019
Engadget Intel's 10th-gen Core CPUs will let you game on ultraportables
It was just about a month ago that Intel showed off its powerful new 9th-gen laptop CPUs, but now it's finally ready to talk about its upcoming "Ice Lake" 10nm chips. For one, they'...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, May 28, 2019
Engadget HP adds a wood option to its Envy laptops
Following on from the stylish business casual, leather-clad Spectre Folio, HP is showcasing its first convertible PCs with authentic wood paneling. In fact, it's sharing the alternate material op...
03:51 am -04 - Tue, May 28, 2019
Engadget IKEA will finally offer online shopping through mobile apps
IKEA's mobile apps have so far been focused on enhancing the retail experience, not replacing it. You can preview furniture in your home, but you'll have to either visit the web or travel to...
01:58 am -04 - Tue, May 28, 2019
Engadget YouTube Gaming will merge the with main site after Thursday
After almost four years, YouTube is closing its dedicated gaming portal and merging it with the main platform. It announced the move late last year, but missed the original March shutdown date. YouTub...
01:58 am -04 - Tue, May 28, 2019
Engadget YouTube Gaming will merge with main site after Thursday
After almost four years, YouTube is closing its dedicated gaming portal and merging it with the main platform. It announced the move late last year, but missed the original March shutdown date. YouTub...
12:25 am -04 - Tue, May 28, 2019
Engadget Huawei accuses FedEx of diverting documents to the US
Huawei's rapidly escalating fight with the US has taken a rather unusual direction. The company has accused FedEx of diverting two of its packages meant for China, and trying to reroute two other...
11:30 pm -04 - Mon, May 27, 2019
Engadget Traffic lights of the future know when you want to cross the street
We wouldn't blame you for feeling that pedestrian crossing buttons are frustrating at best, and useless at worst. You might not always have a free hand, and they're so slow and clueless that...
10:05 pm -04 - Mon, May 27, 2019
Engadget Auction for a laptop full of malware closes at $1.2 million
Today, bidding on a laptop packed with some of the world's most dangerous malware closed at $1.2 million. Dubbed "The Persistence of Chaos," the Samsung NC10 contains six viruses that h...
10:05 pm -04 - Mon, May 27, 2019
Engadget Auction for a laptop full of malware closes at $1.3 million (update)
Today, bidding on a laptop packed with some of the world's most dangerous malware closed at $1.345 million. Dubbed "The Persistence of Chaos," the Samsung NC10 contains six viruses that...
10:05 pm -04 - Mon, May 27, 2019
Engadget Auction for a laptop full of malware closes at $1.3 million (updated)
Today, bidding on a laptop packed with some of the world's most dangerous malware closed at $1.345 million. Dubbed "The Persistence of Chaos," the Samsung NC10 contains six viruses that...
09:30 pm -04 - Mon, May 27, 2019
Engadget A digital 'dress' sold for $9,500
Ever bought clothes primarily to impress your online friends? Now you might just get the chance to buy clothes that exist solely online. Dutch startup The Fabricant, Dapper Labs and artist Johanna Jas...
08:30 pm -04 - Mon, May 27, 2019
Engadget Teen hacked Apple hoping the company would offer him a job
If you were a teen hoping to land a job at a tech giant, how would you go about it? Plan your education and hope you eventually land an internship? An Australian had another, less conventional method....
07:20 pm -04 - Mon, May 27, 2019
Engadget NVIDIA certifies another 16 gaming monitors as 'G-Sync Compatible'
Earlier this year, NVIDIA began testing a wide range of gaming monitors to determine which play nicely with its GeForce GPU. Initially, the company tested 400 monitors and said only 12 met its standar...
05:45 pm -04 - Mon, May 27, 2019
Engadget The next iPhone may send Bluetooth audio to two devices at once
Private music listening might not be a solitary affair on iPhones in the future. A Mac Otakara rumor has claimed that the next iPhone will support streaming Bluetooth audio to two devices at once, si...
04:30 pm -04 - Mon, May 27, 2019
Engadget Tools to help quantify your babys progress
The most straightforward way to keep track of your baby's data is the trusty spreadsheet. We recommend Google Sheets, since you can easily share it with your partner, and it has most of the featu...
03:56 pm -04 - Mon, May 27, 2019
Engadget Why Sony still dominates the full-frame camera market
Before Canon and Nikon even launched their all-new full-frame mirrorless camera systems, I figured they'd have a tough time against the entrenched leader, Sony. They needed to be very aggressive ...
03:30 pm -04 - Mon, May 27, 2019
Engadget More 'Death Stranding' details are coming on May 29th
Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding has so far existed as little more than a collection of strange cutscenes and brief gameplay snippets, but it's about to make considerably more sense... hopeful...
02:01 pm -04 - Mon, May 27, 2019
Engadget TikTok's creator is reportedly making a smartphone
TikTok's owner ByteDance may have grander ambitions than chat apps and streaming music -- Financial Times tipsters have claimed that the company is working on its own smartphone. The device woul...
01:10 pm -04 - Mon, May 27, 2019
Engadget Watch AMD's Computex 2019 event in nine minutes!
Computex has kicked off in Taipei today, so probably before you were even awake, AMD revealed its ambitious new CPU and GPU hardware additions. It's going after NVIDIA's middle-weight RTX 20...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 27, 2019
Engadget ASUS' latest WiFi 6 router looks appallingly normal
When you look up WiFi 6 routers, you tend to end up with a bunch of nightmare-inducing designs that resemble gigantic dead spiders. Luckily, brands like Netgear and TP-Link have shown that such produc...
11:41 am -04 - Mon, May 27, 2019
Engadget ASUS redesigned touchscreen trackpad is bigger and more intuitive
It's only been about a year since ASUS introduced the ZenBook Pro with a touchscreen trackpad called a ScreenPad, and the company is already back with an updated version. To celebrate its thirtie...
11:40 am -04 - Mon, May 27, 2019
Engadget ASUS made the world's first 240Hz portable monitor for gamers
Portable USB monitors are no stranger to Computex, but this year, ASUS brought us something a little more ambitious: the world's first 240Hz portable gaming monitor. The ROG Strix XG17 features a...
11:38 am -04 - Mon, May 27, 2019
Engadget ASUS releases a 30th anniversary edition ZenFone 6 and ZenBook
ASUS turned 30 last month, so it's no surprise that the company saved some special edition products for Computex. What we have here are the ZenFone 6 Edition 30, ZenBook Edition 30 and Prime X299...
11:35 am -04 - Mon, May 27, 2019
Engadget ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo hands-on: A bizarre yet useful dual-screen laptop
Every once in awhile, a briefing pleasantly surprises me. And that's what happened when ASUS brought the new ZenBook Pro Duo to our office in New York last week to give us a preview prior to its ...
11:03 am -04 - Mon, May 27, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: AMD, NVIDIA and Intel do battle at Computex
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.While those in the US mark Memorial Day, Computex 2019 is in full swing with hardware from Intel, AMD, ARM and NVIDIA setting new performance and efficiency benchm...
08:42 am -04 - Mon, May 27, 2019
Engadget AMD isn't ruling out ray tracing for its new Radeon RX 5000 GPUs
AMD finally unveiled its first Navi-based "RDNA" video cards this morning, the Radeon RX 5000-series. But, curiously, it's still keeping plenty of details under wraps. In particular, th...
08:30 am -04 - Mon, May 27, 2019
Engadget Acer brings NVIDIAs Quadro RTX 5000 to its ConceptD 7 laptop
Earlier this year, Acer announced its ConceptD range of high-end notebooks designed to woo away folks who had gone sour on the MacBook Pro. The company touted the range's sharp looks and sharp sp...
07:30 am -04 - Mon, May 27, 2019
Engadget Razer updates the Blade with NVIDIAs new Quadro RTX 5000
Hot on the heels of NVIDIA announcing the arrival of its Quadro RTX 5000 for laptops, comes the parade of companies who have signed up to offer the new silicon. First off, is Razer, which is upgrading...
07:30 am -04 - Mon, May 27, 2019
Engadget NVIDIA is bringing pro-level Quadro RTX GPUs to laptops
NVIDIA has succeeded in shrinking its beefy Quadro RTX 5000 graphics hardware in order to bring it to laptops. The silicon offers 3,072 CUDA cores and 48 RT cores, paired with 384 Tensor cores and 16G...
07:26 am -04 - Mon, May 27, 2019
Engadget NVIDIA is giving away the 'Quake II' ray-tracing demo on June 6th
Earlier this year, a team inside NVIDIA took Quake II and ran it through its ray tracing system to see if the 1997 title could be gussied up. The resulting tech demo, shown off at GDC, received more t...
07:26 am -04 - Mon, May 27, 2019
Engadget NVIDIA is giving away the 'Quake II' ray tracing demo on June 6th
Earlier this year, a team inside NVIDIA took Quake II and ran it through its ray tracing system to see if the 1997 title could be gussied up. The resulting tech demo, shown off at GDC, received more t...
07:00 am -04 - Mon, May 27, 2019
Engadget Lenovo's Project Limitless 5G laptop makes a lot of promises
When you name a product Project Limitless, it better truly have no limits. But the 5G laptop that Lenovo so boldly named and teased here at Computex 2019 was precisely the opposite: limited. Granted, ...
04:00 am -04 - Mon, May 27, 2019
Engadget ARM's latest chip designs promise 60 percent faster AI on phones
ARM isn't boasting about PC-crushing performance like it did in 2018, but it still has plenty of swagger going into Computex 2019. The designer has unveiled two new chip architectures that promi...
03:29 am -04 - Mon, May 27, 2019
Engadget AMD's third-gen Ryzen 9 CPU is a 12-core powerhouse for $499
AMD just dropped the mic when it comes to ultra-fast consumer CPUs. At Computex today, AMD CEO Lisa Su introduced the company's third-generation Ryzen CPUs, which are also the world's first ...
03:28 am -04 - Mon, May 27, 2019
Engadget AMD's first Navi GPUs are the Radeon RX 5000-series
Just as we expected, AMD took the wraps off of its first 7nm Navi consumer GPU's today at Computex, though the company is still playing coy with details. The Radeon RX 5000 series cards is the na...
01:37 am -04 - Mon, May 27, 2019
Engadget Microsoft AI creates realistic speech with little training
Text-to-speech conversion is becoming increasingly clever, but there's a problem: it can still take plenty of training time and resources to produce natural-sounding output. Microsoft and Chines...
12:22 am -04 - Mon, May 27, 2019
Engadget Tesla starts locking down features on entry-level Model 3
Tesla's entry-level Model 3 has been available to order for a while (lately in limited form), but early buyers have technically been getting more -- without the promised software lock, drivers we...
10:56 pm -04 - Sun, May 26, 2019
Engadget Microsoft, Alphabet team up to teach quantum computer programming
The very concept of a quantum computer can be daunting, let alone programming it, but Microsoft thinks it can offer a helping hand. It's partnering with Alphabet's X and Brilliant on an onl...
09:41 pm -04 - Sun, May 26, 2019
Engadget Airbnb agrees to share data for over 17,000 NYC listings
Airbnb and New York City are inching closer to making peace over data sharing. To start, the home rental outfit has reached an agreement to hand over semi-anonymized host and reservation data for ove...
08:35 pm -04 - Sun, May 26, 2019
Engadget Moog museum tells the history of popular synthesized music
There's no doubt that Bob Moog had a massive influence on music by making synthesizers popular and accessible, and now there's a dedicated place to pay homage to his legacy. The Bob Moog Fou...
07:32 pm -04 - Sun, May 26, 2019
Engadget Grindr's owner gave staff access to sensitive user data
When the US pushed Grindr's owner to sell the app over national security concerns, it made only vague allusions to what might have prompted the decision. Now, however, the situation is clearer. ...
06:30 pm -04 - Sun, May 26, 2019
Engadget The best ergonomic keyboard
By Melanie PinolaThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commis...
05:30 pm -04 - Sun, May 26, 2019
Engadget A parent's guide to teaching internet common sense
Being a good digital citizen means being a responsible one: educating yourself and your kids about the digital world, participating in it in positive ways, questioning it and using technology as a too...
04:29 pm -04 - Sun, May 26, 2019
Engadget Netflix acquires Cannes Film Festival's Grand Prix winner
Netflix isn't done pushing back against Cannes for rejecting its movies -- if anything, it's escalating the fight. The company has acquired international rights for two winners at the 2019 ...
03:30 pm -04 - Sun, May 26, 2019
Engadget After Math: What's the holdup?
This week's theme is waiting. Sonic the Hedgehog fans will have to do three months of it after complaining about Sonic's oddly human teeth, while Julian Assange won't have to do any mor...
03:00 pm -04 - Sun, May 26, 2019
Engadget Intel's Core i9-9900KS CPU can run all eight cores at 5GHz
It wouldn't be Computex if Intel didn't have some sort of geek-friendly CPU reveals. This time around, it's the Core i9-9900KS, a "special edition" upgrade of its flagship 990...
03:00 pm -04 - Sun, May 26, 2019
Engadget Intel's 10nm 'Ice Lake' CPUs can actually run games well in 1080p
In December, Intel promised that its upcoming 10nm laptop CPUs will feature integrated graphics with over a teraflop worth of computing power. Ahead of its Computex keynote later this week, the compan...
02:00 pm -04 - Sun, May 26, 2019
Engadget Were live from Computex 2019 in Taipei!
Every summer, the PC industry descends on the capital of Taiwan to show off the latest in components, laptops and gaming gear. It's an opportunity for us to see the shape of things to come, and g...
08:55 am -04 - Sun, May 26, 2019
Engadget Poland challenges EU's new copyright law over censorship fears
The EU's contentious copyright law is already facing some opposition from one of its existing members. Poland has submitted a complaint to the European Court of Justice arguing that the law'...
02:30 am -04 - Sun, May 26, 2019
Engadget Mac security hole reportedly lets attackers bypass app safeguards
Apple may have another Gatekeeper security flaw on its hands. Researcher Filippo Cavallarin has detailed a macOS vulnerability that he said would let attackers install malware without the usual permi...
12:38 am -04 - Sun, May 26, 2019
Engadget Fiat Chrysler may strike Renault deal to survive changing car industry
Fiat Chrysler hasn't been on the cutting edge of automotive change as of late. Unless you count concepts like the Centoventi, the company hasn't done much with EVs -- and its support for au...
11:02 pm -04 - Sat, May 25, 2019
Engadget Alexa's intercom-like broadcasts come to more non-Echo devices
Amazon has slowly been expanding the circle of devices that can use Alexa Announcements, but now it's throwing the gates wide open. The company has made the intercom-like feature available to an...
09:40 pm -04 - Sat, May 25, 2019
Engadget Leak shows Microsoft's very purple 'Fortnite' Xbox One S
Microsoft's rumored Fortnite Xbox One appears to be real... and it wouldn't just be a basic software bundle. WinFuture claims to have obtained images and details of the system, and the Xbox...
08:37 pm -04 - Sat, May 25, 2019
Engadget 'Dauntless' success leads to hours-long wait times across platforms
The launch of Phoenix Labs' co-op hunting RPG Dauntless was such a huge success, the developer has announced that the game attracted 4 million players in just a couple of days. In fact, the game ...
08:37 pm -04 - Sat, May 25, 2019
Engadget 'Dauntless' success leads to hours-long wait times across platforms (update)
The launch of Phoenix Labs' co-op hunting RPG Dauntless was such a huge success, the developer has announced that the game attracted 4 million players in just a couple of days. In fact, the game ...
07:35 pm -04 - Sat, May 25, 2019
Engadget Apple Watch ECG is coming to Canada 'as quickly as possible'
Canucks won't have to sit on the sidelines while their Apple Watch-toting friends in the US, Europe and Hong Kong perform electrocardiograms. Apple has confirmed that it's bringing the Watc...
06:31 pm -04 - Sat, May 25, 2019
Engadget Ransomware attacks in US cities are using a stolen NSA tool
The ransomware attacks in Baltimore and other US cities appear to have a common thread: they're using NSA tools on the agency's home soil. In-the-know security experts talking to the New Yor...
05:32 pm -04 - Sat, May 25, 2019
Engadget Overwatch League commissioner leaves to head competitive 'Fortnite'
If it wasn't already apparent that Epic Games is serious about competitive Fortnite, it is now. The company has confirmed that it hired Overwatch League commissioner Nate Nanzer (shown at middle...
04:30 pm -04 - Sat, May 25, 2019
Engadget Recommended Reading: Undercover moms battle autism 'cure' on Facebook
Parents are poisoning their children with bleach to 'cure' autism. These moms are trying to stop it.Brandy Zadrozny,NBC NewsDon't believe everything you read on the internet, especially...
03:00 pm -04 - Sat, May 25, 2019
Engadget Hitting the Books: An army of temps put a man on the moon
Welcome to 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 internet for the most interesting, thought-pro...
12:00 pm -04 - Sat, May 25, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: 'Sonic the Hedgehog' got rescheduled
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to your weekend! We'll recap some highlights from the last week, plus new stories from Friday including a new release date for Sonic the Hedgehog and ...
10:35 am -04 - Sat, May 25, 2019
Engadget Some Tesla stations now limit Supercharging to 80 percent
Tesla has started putting a limit on some Supercharger stations in an effort to reduce wait times. In an employee memo seen by Electrek, the automaker said it has released a feature that will limit cu...
04:26 am -04 - Sat, May 25, 2019
Engadget First American security flaw leaked 885 million real estate documents
First American Financial Corporation left as many as 885 million real estate documents dating as far back as 2003 exposed, according to Krebs on Security. The company, one of the largest real estate t...
09:30 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2019
Engadget Apple reportedly buys asthma-monitoring startup
Apple has snapped up a company called Tueo Health, which was working on an app to help parents monitor asthma symptoms of their sleeping kids, according to CNBC. The startup's CEO and chief opera...
09:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2019
Engadget Every Xbox One title will be playable on Project xCloud
A major selling point for Xbox One is its broad backward compatibility with an array of Xbox and Xbox One games, giving it an enormous library of more than 3,500 titles. When Project xCloud debuts, it...
08:25 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2019
Engadget Facebook is fact checking the 'drunk Nancy Pelosi' video, but won't remove it
Facebook won't remove a viral video that purports to show Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nacy Pelosi slurring her words. Instead, according to a Gizmodo report, the social ...
07:55 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2019
Engadget 'Black Mirror' spinoff will star Latinx influencers
You don't have to wait until June 5th to get your next fix of Black Mirror -- although it might not be what you were expecting. Netflix has announced a trio of Little Black Mirror short films wi...
07:55 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2019
Engadget 'Black Mirror' short promo films will star Latinx influencers
You don't have to wait until June 5th to get your next fix of Black Mirror -- although it might not be what you were expecting. Netflix has announced a trio of Little Black Mirror short promo fil...
07:33 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2019
Engadget Mark Zuckerberg apparently tried to buy Panic, the creator of Playdate
Buried in Edge Magazine's exclusive feature on Playdate, is an interesting revelation. Apparently, Mark Zuckerberg once expressed interest in buying Panic, the developers behind the new handheld,...
07:10 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2019
Engadget The Kia Niro EV is relentlessly sensible
The EV market is growing. More people are realizing that the majority of their drives don't stray far from the cities or towns they live in. While a robust charging infrastructure still isn'...
07:05 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2019
Engadget Huawei is banned from using SD cards in future devices
Things just keep getting worse for Huawei. The company was barred from being a member of the SD Association, the trade group responsible for standardizing SD and microSD cards. The change in status me...
07:05 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2019
Engadget Huawei is banned from using SD card branding on future devices (updated)
Things just keep getting worse for Huawei. The company was barred from being a member of the SD Association (SDA), the trade group responsible for standardizing SD and microSD cards. The change in sta...
06:48 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2019
Engadget Control4's new hub connects 13,500 smart home devices on one screen
Smart home connected devices can control everything from lighting and temperature to security systems and music. But with products from so many different companies, they don't always work togethe...
06:23 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2019
Engadget Omura's Series 1 cannabis vaporizer uses 'flower cartridges'
Cannabis vaporizers have come a long way. As weed becomes legal in more states, companies are free to devise new methods to administer the herb. Enter Omura and the Series 1. At first glance, it looks...
06:09 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2019
Engadget Bungie is making 'Destiny 2' raid races more competitive
Destiny 2's World First raid races are supposed to provide glory and rewards to anyone with a sufficiently committed fireteam, but that's not how it works in practice -- and Bungie wants to ...
05:48 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2019
Engadget 'League of Legends' adopts Overwatch League-style premium eSports pass
League of Legends isn't just one of the biggest games on the planet, it's perhaps the most popular eSport too. Starting with the upcoming Summer Split of the League Championship Series (LCS)...
05:17 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2019
Engadget Facebook reportedly courting help from Winklevoss twins for its cryptocurrency
As Facebook continues to poke around at the possibility of creating its own digital currency, it's created the possibility for the unlikeliest of reunions. According to the Financial Times, the s...
04:51 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2019
Engadget Uber's Jump will take on Lime's e-bikes in London
Londoners have seen multiple bikeshare companies come and go -- including ofo, oBike and Urbo. When Lime introduced its e-bikes in December, it seemed like the tide could be changing. Now, Uber's...
04:23 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2019
Engadget 'Overwatch' will let you rewatch your matches from any angle
Blizzard is on a bit of a relative tear when it comes to major Overwatch updates. Soon after adding the Workshop customization tool, it's offering players the chance to watch back their matches f...
04:22 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2019
Engadget Teardown shows Apple's latest effort to fix MacBook Pro keyboard
What did Apple mean when it said it changed materials to improve the keyboard on 2019 MacBook Pros? You should now have a better idea. iFixit has torn down the laptop to reveal at least a pair of ch...
04:10 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2019
Engadget 'Sonic the Hedgehog' movie delayed to fix nightmare-inducing design
Sorry, Sega fans, you'll need to wait a little longer to see the Sonic the Hedgehog movie. Paramount pushed back the release date three months to give the filmmakers "a little more time to m...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2019
Engadget The best computer speakers
By Daniel Varghese and John HigginsThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may ear...
03:43 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2019
Engadget Teenage Engineering started a record label for songs made with its synths
Teenage Engineering is well-known for doing things its own way. The Stockholm-based synth company's latest project isn't another compact instrument, it's a record label. Teenage Enginee...
03:30 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2019
Engadget How to manage your child's screen time (and why you should)
In an age when we all have a tiny computer in our pockets, it's important that we learn to limit screen time in favor of actual human interaction and productivity. It's even more essential t...
02:29 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2019
Engadget Snap could let users add songs to their disappearing messages
Snapchat is reportedly looking to make it easier to incorporate music into its ephemeral messages, so users don't have to resort to using tricks and loopholes. According to The Wall Street Journa...
02:05 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2019
Engadget Best Buy cancels all Galaxy Fold pre-orders
In another blow to Samsung's Galaxy Fold, Best Buy announced that it's canceling all current Galaxy Fold pre-orders. That's not entirely surprising given all of the drama around the Fol...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2019
Engadget What we played in May: 'Sekiro' and 'Diablo 3'
Welcome back to Engadget's Gaming IRL, a monthly segment where we run down what our editors are playing. For the most part, we've been carving our way through Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, the ...
01:01 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2019
Engadget Science has brought back the scent of a long-dead flower
We've lost some parts of our natural world. Swathes of plants and animals have been consumed by evolution, shifting climates or the often-damaging expansion of humankind....
12:35 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2019
Engadget NASA orders the first piece of its lunar outpost
NASA has awarded space technology company Maxar a $375 million contract to develop the first Lunar Gateway segment that's flying to space. Maxar, which (according to Ars Technica) now has braggin...
12:05 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2019
Engadget 'Knights of the Old Republic' could become a Star Wars movie
While the Star Wars franchise will take a new direction after the Skywalker arc ends with Episode 9, the next movie might still tell a familiar story. According to BuzzFeed News, a Star Wars film base...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, May 24, 2019
Engadget Apple fans get real about the MacBook Air 2018
When Apple released the newest version of the MacBook Air back in October, Engadget editor-in-chief Dana Wollman was torn in her review. On one hand, the Air was a long-awaited refresh that many Apple...
10:30 am -04 - Fri, May 24, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: NVIDIA's 'super' Computex teaser
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Computex is just around the corner, so companies like NVIDIA are already touting some powerful incoming PC upgrades. As of today, SpaceX has delivered its first la...
09:31 am -04 - Fri, May 24, 2019
Engadget AMD partner leaks two mid-range Navi GPUs
AMD is set to announce more GPUs based on its 7-nanometer Navi tech, according to a leak from Sapphire, one of its largest graphics card partners. At Computex, CEO Lisa Su will reportedly unveil the N...
08:12 am -04 - Fri, May 24, 2019
Engadget Amazon's Kindle now supports Traditional Chinese books
Amazon been expanding the number of languages and alphabets the Kindle supports over the years. This time, the company has given the Kindle apps and e-readers the capability to support books in Tradit...
06:33 am -04 - Fri, May 24, 2019
Engadget Anna Kendrick will star in 'Love Life' for WarnerMedia streaming
WarnerMedia is slowly developing its own content for its upcoming streaming service, as Pitch Perfect's Anna Kendrick will star in and produce a half-hour romantic comedy series called Love Life,...
04:34 am -04 - Fri, May 24, 2019
Engadget Petzval unveils its first lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras
It's been a while since we've heard about Petzval lenses, but Lomography just unveiled an interesting (and much needed) model for the latest full-frame mirrorless cameras. The Petzval 55mm f...
04:34 am -04 - Fri, May 24, 2019
Engadget Lomography unveils its first lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras
It's been a while since we've heard about Petzval lenses, but Lomography just unveiled an interesting (and much needed) model for the latest full-frame mirrorless cameras. The Petzval 55mm f...
02:39 am -04 - Fri, May 24, 2019
Engadget SpaceX just launched a Falcon 9 loaded with Starlink internet satellites
After a pair of scrubbed launch attempts last week, SpaceX's first rocket loaded with 60 Starlink satellites has successfully taken off from Cape Canaveral. One hour and two minutes after the 10:...
01:31 am -04 - Fri, May 24, 2019
Engadget Snapchat employees reportedly snooped on users with 'SnapLion' tool
A bombshell Motherboard report reveals that employees across several departments at Snapchat can view user location information, saved Snaps, phone numbers and email address through a tool known as Sn...
12:00 am -04 - Fri, May 24, 2019
Engadget MSI crams an unlocked, desktop-class Core i9 into its new laptop
MSI's Titan-series laptops can only be described as an Absolute Unit, and with a laptop this beefy, you need a chip that can keep up. That's why the new GT76 Titan is packing an unlocked, de...
11:13 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2019
Engadget Amazon signs 'Damages,' 'Bloodline' co-creator to an exclusive deal
If you're a fan of dimly lit shows about terrible criminals, then keep your eyes on Amazon Prime. The streamer announced it has signed Glenn Kessler to an overall TV &amp; film deal. As Deadl...
09:08 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2019
Engadget Congress could require a car alarm for kids left inside
In the past 20 years, more than 800 children have died of heatstroke in cars in the US. Now, a group of lawmakers wants to require alerts that would remind parents to check for children in the backsea...
08:23 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2019
Engadget US charges Julian Assange with violating the Espionage Act
Federal prosecutors have charged WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange with 17 more criminal counts, including accusations that he violated the Espionage Act. The US charged him last month with conspira...
08:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2019
Engadget Scuf debuts a modular alternative to the Xbox Elite controller
Last year, Scuf introduced its Vantage customizable PS4 controller. It offered PlayStation fans a more comfortable grip and the ability to increase speed by cutting down on hand movements. Now, Scuf i...
07:56 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2019
Engadget Amazon considered letting Alexa listen to you without a wake word
A patent made public today and filed by Amazon would allow the company's voice assistant Alexa to start recording audio before users say a "wake word." According to the patent, it would...
07:45 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2019
Engadget The 2019 Acura NSX is a supercar built for everyday auto nerds
By law, I have to mention the 1990 Acura NSX before telling you about the 2019 NSX. It was a big deal -- supercars were supposed to be from Europe, not Japan. The NSX changed that with an outstanding ...
07:31 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2019
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Save $80 on an Eero mesh networking bundle
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...
07:13 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2019
Engadget Google Duo's group video calls roll out to everyone
Google is making Duo more useful as it's rolling out group video calls to everyone on Android and iOS. You can have up to eight people on a call at once (a far lower limits than FaceTime's 3...
07:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2019
Engadget Lyft's low-cost Shared Saver rides come to six more US cities
Lyft's frugal Shared Saver option is now available to many more people. The ridesharing service ahs trotted out its most affordable option to six more large US cities, including Atlanta, Las Vega...
06:46 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2019
Engadget UN study finds female voice assistants reinforce harmful stereotypes
For the record, the appropriate response to being called a slut isn't, "I'd blush if I could." But that's what Siri is programmed to say. According to a report by the United N...
06:39 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2019
Engadget Anti-robocall bill passes almost unanimously in the Senate
Senators have overwhelmingly backed a bill to combat robocalls. They voted 97-1 to pass the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act, which would empower law enforcement to tac...
06:32 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2019
Engadget Landcape videos are finally a thing on IGTV
Instagram's video platform, IGTV, will now feature videos in landscape view along with its traditional portrait format. The addition of horizontal videos isn't just a new feature for IGTV --...
06:11 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2019
Engadget Some Facebook content reviewers will focus solely on hate speech
Facebook isn't just interested in cracking down on fake accounts. While discussing the firm's latest Community Standards Enforcement Report, company VP Justin Osofsky revealed during a call...
06:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2019
Engadget Github lets you donate to your favorite developers and apps
GitHub announced today that it is opening up the beta of GitHub Sponsors, a new feature that will let users financially support their favorite developers and open source applications. The digital tip ...
05:45 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2019
Engadget Watch the first teaser for CBS' 'Star Trek: Picard' series
CBS has offered the first real peek at its upcoming Star Trek: Picard series with a minute-long teaser trailer. It doesn't offer much in the way of detail beyond a look at some vineyards, a case ...
05:24 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2019
Engadget An engineer allegedly falsified inspection reports for SpaceX rockets
Federal investigators believe a quality assurance engineer responsible for inspecting parts for SpaceX had been falsifying reports. The accused engineer works for New York-based PMI Industries and is ...
05:13 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2019
Engadget Rotten Tomatoes will verify ticket buyers for audience ratings
Rotten Tomatoes has revealed its latest effort at fending off trolls who send user ratings on a movie plummeting before anyone has even seen it. A new-look Audience Score includes ratings from those w...
05:11 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2019
Engadget NVIDIA teases something 'super'
NVIDIA's Computex press event will likely represent big news for PC gamers. The GPU maker has posted a teaser on its GeForce YouTube channel hinting that "something super is coming." ...
05:05 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2019
Engadget Barnes & Noble isn't ready to give up on the E-Ink Nook
Just in time for beach reading, Barnes &amp; Noble is releasing a new Nook with a 7.8-inch screen and waterproof design. The new GlowLight Plus has the company's largest E-Ink screen to date,...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2019
Engadget Now it's easy to order food in Google Assistant, Search and Maps
Starting today, you'll be able to order food via Google Assistant, Search and Maps in the US. At the outset, Google is working with DoorDash, Postmates, Delivery.com, Slice and ChowNow, with supp...
04:31 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2019
Engadget You can now rent a Citi Bike through the Lyft app in NYC
Lyft users in New York and Jersey City can now rent a Citi Bike on the app. After some beta-testing with 20 percent of users, Lyft has now fully-integrated Citi Bike onto its mobile app. Lyft users wo...
04:14 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2019
Engadget Facebook has taken down over 2 billion fake accounts in 2019
Facebook took down 2.19 billion fake accounts during the first quarter of 2019, the company has announced. In addition to that, Facebook said it disabled 1.2 billion fake accounts in Q4 2018. These nu...
04:11 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2019
Engadget The gadgets we recommend for new parents
Rattlers are pretty basic, in that they make noise to get a baby's attention. But the SmartNoggin NogginStik goes a step further: It also lights up, which could help to snap your kid out of an ep...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2019
Engadget AT&T just made it possible to pay your phone bill with bitcoin
Have some spare bitcoin kicking around? You can put it toward your phone service. AT&amp;T says it has become the first big US wireless carrier to accept cryptocurrency for online phone bill payme...
03:18 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2019
Engadget Sony envisions 'clothes' with haptic feedback for PSVR
Sony might have grander virtual reality ambitions for the PlayStation 5 beyond a headset and traditional controllers to let you play games Ready Player One-style in a body suit. It filed a patent for ...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2019
Engadget Hyperloop TT outlines how it should be regulated in Europe
The European Commission is reviewing what could become the first set of industry-wide hyperloop guidelines. Today, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) and T&Uuml;V S&Uuml;D presented t...
02:55 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2019
Engadget uTalk can teach you a new language for just $20
It's been proven time and time again that learning a new language is one of the best things you can do in order to keep your mind active and healthy&mdash;not to mention the more obvious fact...
02:47 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2019
Engadget Senators propose legislation to protect your phone at the border
For years, US border agents have been demanding access to digital devices as people pass into and out of the country. The practice has raised red flags and lawsuits, and the number of searches has spi...
02:36 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2019
Engadget Clean freaks: Share your thoughts about the iRobot Roomba i7
People have been arguing about the utility of robot vacuums for as long as there have been robot vacuums. Some feel they're just expensive gadgets with extensive limitations, while others see the...
02:16 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2019
Engadget Amazon is reportedly working on an emotion-detecting wearable
Amazon is reportedly working on a wrist-worn gadget that's able to detect your emotional state. The device would pair with a smartphone and use microphones to perceive your emotions from your voi...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2019
Engadget The Bitcoin Ponzi scam that won't go away
This article was produced in partnership with Point, a YouTube channel for investigative journalism.In an industry rife with scams, one cryptocurrency trading startup -- USI Tech -- was paying real di...
01:22 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2019
Engadget NYC will accept Google Pay on some subway and bus routes
If you have Google Pay, you might be able to tap your phone for subway or bus payments in NYC in the near future. The tech giant has teamed up with The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to c...
01:01 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2019
Engadget A warranty fraudster tricked Apple into replacing 1,500 fake iPhones
Apparently, some counterfeit iPhones are good enough to fool Apple itself -- especially if they can't be switched on. Quan Jiang, a Chinese national living in Oregon, allegedly took advantage of ...
12:29 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2019
Engadget Apple pledges to notify users of potential iPhone slowdowns
Apple became more upfront with iPhone users after it was compelled to admit that it deliberately slowed down iPhones in older devices to balance out performance and battery life. Now, the tech giant h...
11:45 am -04 - Thu, May 23, 2019
Engadget LG brings Alexa to its 2019 ThinQ TVs
At CES, LG announced that its 2019 ThinQ AI TVs would support Amazon Alexa, and now the voice assistant has arrived in 14 countries. On top of Google's Assistant, you'll be able to use it on...
10:30 am -04 - Thu, May 23, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: The black-and-white portable console of the future
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.The new game system everyone is talking about can't do 4K, 8K or even 1K, but we're still excited about Panic's surprise Playdate portable console. ...
10:15 am -04 - Thu, May 23, 2019
Engadget The Boring Company gets the go-ahead to build Las Vegas transport tunnel
Elon Musk's Boring Company has officially landed its first commercial contract: A $48.7 million project to build an underground transportation system around the Las Vegas Convention Center. The i...
08:45 am -04 - Thu, May 23, 2019
Engadget AMC Stubs A-List is now the top movie ticket plan in the US
AMC's movie ticket subscription service has now hit the 800,000 subscriber mark, the company announced this week. AMC Stubs A-List, which just launched last June, has secured its spot as the numb...
07:29 am -04 - Thu, May 23, 2019
Engadget DJI drones will detect and warn of airplanes and helicopters
DJI has announced that all its consumer drones over 250 grams will use "AirSense" tech to help operators see and avoid airplanes and helicopters. They'll be equipped with so-called ADS-...
06:00 am -04 - Thu, May 23, 2019
Engadget Fujifilm's 102-megapixel GFX100 camera goes on sale next month
While there are four full-frame mirrorless cameras battling it out for supremacy, Fujifilm is content to stick with APS-C and medium-format. Now, it has announced that its impressive flagship medium-f...
06:00 am -04 - Thu, May 23, 2019
Engadget Fujifilm launches the groundbreaking 102-megapixel mirrorless GFX100
While there are four full-frame mirrorless cameras battling it out for supremacy, Fujifilm is content to stick with APS-C and medium-format. Now, it has announced that its impressive flagship medium-f...
04:00 am -04 - Thu, May 23, 2019
Engadget Acer's Nitro 5 and Swift 3 laptops pack the latest AMD Ryzen processors
Acer isn't just sticking to Intel for chips in its latest laptops. The company has rolled out versions of its Nitro 5 gaming laptop and Swift 3 thin-and-light that pack second-generation Ryzen Mo...
03:40 am -04 - Thu, May 23, 2019
Engadget 'Fortnite' player Tfue presses his esports team to ReleaseTheContract
Just a couple of days after pro Fortnite player Turner "Tfue" Tenney filed a lawsuit against his esports team FaZe Clan, the gamer himself is speaking out in a new video. As we explained yes...
03:01 am -04 - Thu, May 23, 2019
Engadget Focals smart glasses put Google Fit data on your face
North's Focals smart glasses can put important data in your eyeline from the gym to the board room. The glasses can sync with Google Fit and Google Slides as a part of recent software updates ann...
01:49 am -04 - Thu, May 23, 2019
Engadget Beatport's streaming service for DJs sends music directly to decks
DJs are used to lugging their music around on vinyl and less back-breaking external drives, but they soon might not need to bring much of anything for their next gig. Beatport recently introduced its ...
12:26 am -04 - Thu, May 23, 2019
Engadget Many Google Duplex calls are from real people instead of AI
Google's Duplex reservations might be more widely available, but that doesn't mean the AI is ready to handle every call. The company has confirmed to the New York Times that about 25 percen...
11:18 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget 'Firewatch' publisher's Playdate gaming handheld has a crank
Now here's an entrant in the game console wars that you didn't see coming. Veteran software developer Panic (best known for writing Transmit and publishing Firewatch) has unveiled a handhel...
10:19 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget SpaceX sues over 'wrongly awarded' Air Force rocket contracts
To say that SpaceX was unhappy with losing out on the US Air Force's rocket development contracts would be an understatement. The company has sued the US government under claims that the Air For...
09:35 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget Airbus shares a glimpse of its flying taxi cockpit
Airbus has been working on its Vahana project for years. It's an attempt to create an autonomous passenger drone network that could operate like a flying version of the Waymo's self-driving ...
08:38 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget AR porn lenses live on in Snapchat despite ban
Snapchat has deleted Naughty America's account and taken down the X-rated AR lenses it debuted this week. However, the porn studio isn't backing down quietly, as it's distributing the s...
07:49 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget Lawmakers call for regulation of facial recognition tech
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is calling for regulations to restrict the use of facial recognition technology before "it gets out of control," according to the Washington Post. Members of ...
07:25 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget NASA wants you to get your boarding pass to Mars
You probably won't visit Mars for a long time, if ever. You might have a way to go in spirit, though. NASA has introduced a "Send Your Name" campaign that will put your name on the Ma...
06:38 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget Atari shows off joystick and controller for its retro VCS console
When the Atari VCS team decided to remake the retro console, it knew the controllers would be just as important as the box itself. After all, there's no gaming accessory quite as iconic as the At...
05:55 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget Amazon investors reject call to limit facial recognition system sales
Amazon shareholders have voted against a proposal to limit the company from selling its facial recognition technology to law enforcement and government agencies. The proposal, which highlighted concer...
05:33 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget Why putting googly eyes on robots makes them inherently less threatening
At the start of 2019, supermarket chain Giant Food Stores announced it would begin operating customer assisting robots -- collectively dubbed Marty -- in 172 locations across the East Coast. These aut...
05:27 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget Crowdfunded gaming console Ouya will shut down for good on June 25th
Seven years ago, Ouya was going to change the face of gaming. Now it's dead. Razer, the company that bought Ouya back in 2015, announced today that it will be discontinuing support for the gaming...
05:19 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget Windows 10's Xbox bar helps you find and share games
Windows 10's May 2019 Update includes one more notable feature: an overlay made just for gamers. Microsoft has detailed an Xbox Game Bar that provides quick access to controls and social features...
05:11 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget Whats coming to Netflix in June: Black Mirror and the final 'Jessica Jones'
Netflix packed May with new movies like Wine Country, the animated series Tuca and Bertie, a Ted Bundy biopic and more. Now, it's bringing just as much new content and star power to June. In just...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget One of these models doesn't exist
Virtual humans are gradually scaling the uncanny valley, and like artificial intelligence, they're coming for our jobs. A case in point is Imma, a digital Instagram model who has garnered over 50...
04:44 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget Just Cause movie is coming from John Wick creator
German studio Constantin Film has acquired the film rights to open-world action game Just Cause, and hope to start shooting in 2020, reports Deadline. Derek Kolstad, the creator and writer of the John...
04:29 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget Consumer Reports: Tesla's automatic lane changes pose safety concerns
We found that Tesla's Navigate on Autopilot has its quirks, but Consumer Reports is... slightly more concerned. The publication has claimed that the latest version of the semi-autonomous driving...
04:14 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget London Underground will track everyone's Tube trip via WiFi
Transport for London, the UK capital's transit authority, will start collecting data on how people move around the Underground system by tracking phones and other connected devices using its exte...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget Mozilla is helping to make web-based VR available to everyone
Even though virtual reality has been in the mainstream for several years now, it's still not very accessible. It often takes trained engineers to create, release and distribute VR content. That c...
03:45 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget The best lenses for Canon RF mount
Many photographers keep a cheap compact 50mm lens in their bags, but that is not what Canon has made here. The Canon RF 50mm F/1.2 is over 2 pounds and costs more than $2,000, but what you're get...
03:26 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget Google Search redesign adds website names and logos to results page
Google is bringing a new Search layout to mobile, and it's rolling out the changes beginning today. Now, when you search on your mobile device, you'll see a website name and logo at the top ...
03:11 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget 'League of Legends' might be coming to smartphones
League of Legends might eventually take up residence on fans' iOS and Android homescreens. Developer Riot is said to be working with parent company Tencent on a mobile version of the ultra-popula...
03:10 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget Apple is trying to make web ads truly private
Apple's privacy push is extending to an area where you might not expect it: web ad tracking. The company's John Wilander has outlined a new system, Privacy Preserving Ad Click Attribution, ...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget 'Vader Immortal' is the Star Wars VR game I've been waiting for
Star Wars and virtual reality always seemed like the perfect mix. Long before the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive were released a few years ago, I was eager to slip on a VR headset, hop in a rusty smuggler s...
02:43 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget Amazon made social mini-games to make warehouse work less bland
Amazon has turned to video games to make warehouse work a bit less tedious while boosting worker productivity in the process, according to The Washington Post. The e-commerce giant has "gamified&...
02:30 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget The refreshed Audi A7 hits all the right luxury marks
Driving fatigue can set in after just a few hours behind the wheel. Even when you're behind the wheel of some of the most luxurious vehicles in the world, you're going to want to pull over, ...
02:13 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget Federal judge rules Qualcomm violated antitrust rules
Roughly five months after the Federal Trade Commission and Qualcomm entered the courtroom over charges that Qualcomm engaged in anti-competitive behavior, a federal judge has sided with the FTC. In a ...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget MIT's 'RoboRaise' helps you lift things by studying your muscles
It's all well and good having a virtual assistant like Alexa or Siri in your lounge, but they make for a pretty useless robotic companion when it comes to shifting a sofa or getting a heavy box f...
01:44 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget Valve is making its own version of 'Dota Auto Chess'
Dota 2's hugely popular custom game mode Dota Auto Chess is set to get not one but two standalone spin-offs. Dota 2's publisher Valve made the announcement on its blog this week, noting that...
01:30 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget Master & Dynamic MW65 review: Almost the perfect headphones
Master &amp; Dynamic has been making some of the world's best-looking headphones since 2014. The company uses premium materials like leather and anodized aluminum for its high-end products, w...
01:14 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget ARM reportedly tells employees to suspend all business with Huawei
UK-based chip designer ARM told its employees to stop all their dealings with Huawei, according to the BBC. It reportedly notified its personnel in a memo to suspend "all active contracts, suppor...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget What to expect at Computex 2019
Computex offers us a chance to check in on the health of the PC market in an era when it was expected to wither on the vine. At last year's show, the PC industry, either through desperation or a ...
12:40 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget 'Beat Saber' VR finally gets a full release on PC
When Beat Saber became available for the Oculus Quest on Day 1, it also left early access and entered stable release. For some of you, that might not mean anything at all: Its creator, Beat Games, say...
12:19 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget Sony will keep making smartphones, whatever the cost
Sony's new CEO has confirmed that the company will keep faith in its mobile division, despite its numerous struggles. Kenichiro Yoshida (pictured), who replaced Kaz Hirai as head of the Japanese ...
12:01 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget 'Observation' is a gripping space puzzler with an AI hero
Many video games are set in space. Most cast you as a human super-soldier or plucky science-type trying to untangle a truly terrible situation. Not Observation. The latest game from No Code, the Scott...
11:31 am -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget Tesla brings back free Supercharging for some Model S and X owners
When Tesla got rid of free Supercharging as a referral reward, it said the perk was "adding too much cost to cars." Even so, the automaker clearly knows it's something potential custome...
11:01 am -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget Uber Eats may soon offer an unlimited delivery subscription
Paying for delivery is so pass&eacute;, and Uber Eats knows it. Like Postmates, DoorDash and the UK's Deliveroo, which all offer unlimited food delivery subscriptions, Uber is set to offer a ...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget Ford wants this creepy robot to bring its autonomous deliveries to your door
Autonomous deliveries and self-driving vehicles may be the future, but there are still a few gaps that need to be addressed -- namely that it's not always possible for people to leave their homes...
10:45 am -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget 'Overwatch' Anniversary event brings custom Workshop games to all
Three years after its launch, Blizzard's team-based shooter Overwatch is still rolling along, and the latest Anniversary event has begun. A celebration of the game's history so far, it'...
10:30 am -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Apple fixed the 'butterfly' MacBook Pro keyboard
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.If you've been waiting to upgrade to a new MacBook Pro, then today's news could be just what you need to hear. Otherwise, we've got a detailed break...
09:31 am -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget Jordan's latest sneaker drop is in 'Fortnite'
Fortnite has played host to a dazzling number of themed events, featuring collaborations with some of entertainment's biggest franchises including Avengers: Endgame and John Wick. However, for it...
08:35 am -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget Vizio's 2019 4K TVs arrive with promise of AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support
Vizio has released its 2019 4K TV lineup to the market and announced that Apple's AirPlay 2 and HomeKit will be coming to current and older models. While the company is best known for budget 4K T...
07:02 am -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget Ultra-private Tor browser officially arrives on Android
VPNs and incognito modes can help, but if you want to jump to a whole 'nother privacy level, there's the infamous Tor Browser. It has finally come out of beta and arrived on Android in a sta...
05:25 am -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget Bosch's reworked automotive sensors can help control flying taxis
As companies from Boeing and Uber to Lilium work to develop flying taxis, Bosch wants to make the sensors they'll require more accessible. The company says conventional aerospace technology is to...
03:10 am -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget Apple sells refreshed version of LG's UltraFine 4K display
Just because Apple has stopped selling the UltraFine 5K doesn't mean it has given up on LG's monitors altogether. In sync with the launch of the eight-core MacBook Pro, the company has quie...
02:39 am -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget Now there's a dedicated Steam Chat app for Android and iOS
Last year Valve released Steam Chat for the desktop, and now its messaging service is fully mobile with a dedicated app for Android and iOS. Naturally, it cribs the desktop version's features, in...
12:56 am -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget Google stored some business passwords as plain text
Facebook isn't the only big tech company found to be storing passwords in plain text. Google has warned G Suite users that an "error" in a password recovery implementation left some of...
12:33 am -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget HQ Trivia's fourth season starts at 9 PM ET
About a year and a half after it first popped up on our mobile screens, HQ Trivia is launching "season four" tonight at 9 PM ET with several gameplay tweaks and a refreshed cast of hosts. Th...
12:09 am -04 - Wed, May 22, 2019
Engadget Lawyers almost made 'click to accept TOS' boxes disappear forever
Could simply visiting a website bind you to its terms of service? Luckily, not in the near future. A controversial vote of the American Law Institute on Tuesday on a sweeping change to consumer contra...
11:13 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2019
Engadget Apple offers free repairs for 2016 MacBook Pros with faulty backlights
Apple isn't just trying to fix the MacBook Pro's keyboard. The company has launched a repair program that offers free fixes for 2016 13-inch MacBook Pros affected by an issue with flex cabl...
10:22 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2019
Engadget Windows 10 May update brings light theme and more upgrade controls
Microsoft is rolling out Windows 10's May 2019 Update, and it should be good news if you're hoping for a refreshed look -- or just don't care much for passwords. The most conspicuous c...
09:09 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2019
Engadget Nintendo pulls two mobile games in Belgium due to loot box laws
Nintendo is pulling two of its popular mobile games in Belgium due to the nation's anti-gambling laws aimed at loot boxes. Fire Emblem Heroes and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp will be removed from...
08:14 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2019
Engadget Tfue's lawsuit against FaZe has been a long time coming
Turner Tenney is the most popular Fortnite player in the world. He plays as Tfue on YouTube and Twitch, where there's a small red logo for FaZe Clan, the esports organization he signed with in Ap...
07:38 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2019
Engadget A sixth of ridesharing cars have unfixed safety recalls
It's not just ridesharing drivers that merit some safety concerns -- the car might be a risk as well. Consumer Reports has conducted a study indicating that 16.2 percent of the nearly 94,000 rid...
06:52 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2019
Engadget California's Senate may ban facial recognition tech in police body cameras
The state of California's legislature is considering a new bill that would ban the use of facial recognition technology in police body cameras, according to CNBC. The proposal, which has already ...
06:08 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2019
Engadget Comcast is working on a health-focused motion sensor (updated)
Even telecom giants can't resist the temptation to hop on the smart speaker bandwagon... or can they? CNBC sources say the news site's parent company, Comcast, is developing a smart speaker ...
05:55 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2019
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Home mini surfaces in FCC filing
The Galaxy Home smart speaker hasn't hit stores yet, but that hasn't stopped Samsung from working on a miniature version of the Bixby-powered device. As spotted by CNET, a smaller version of...
05:46 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2019
Engadget Chevy's safety feature won't let teens drive without seat belts
Because a chiming dashboard alert isn't enough to get teens to buckle up, Chevrolet introduced a new feature that prohibits drivers from shifting out of park until their seat belt is fastened. Th...
05:30 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2019
Engadget How tech does (and doesn't) help babies sleep
The truth is, technology probably does more to interrupt a child's sleep than help induce it Both exposure to screens and addictive routines can keep a kid awake. That said, certain gadgets, like...
05:11 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2019
Engadget Airbnb's 'heritage travel' section is for exploring 23andMe results
23andMe has partnered with Airbnb to let users literally explore their roots. The travel website now has a special "heritage travel" section divided into the genetic populations you'd f...
05:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2019
Engadget Apple says it fixed the MacBook Pro keyboard
The MacBook Pro is getting an upgrade today and yes, it's the upgrade you've been waiting for. After acknowledging problems with the "butterfly" mechanism in its MacBook keyboards ...
04:45 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2019
Engadget Netflix's 'Dark Crystal' prequel series will premiere August 30th
Netflix has lined up a release date for its Dark Crystal prequel series. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will be available for your enjoyment via your preferred streaming device on August 30th....
04:24 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2019
Engadget Watch trailers for each 'Black Mirror' episode in season five
With season five of Black Mirror set to debut on June 5th, Netflix released trailers for each of the season's three episodes. They star Anthony Mackie and Miley Cyrus -- along with Topher Grace, ...
04:12 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2019
Engadget Lyft adds in-app 911 and prominent license plates to its safety tools
Lyft is joining Uber in responding to the death of a college student with improved safety features. To begin with, it's adding an Uber-style option to call 911 from within the app -- if there�...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2019
Engadget The fight against childhood blindness could lead to eagle-eyed robots
Imparting vision upon machines has been a massive, multi-decade undertaking by the scientific community. And while the acuity of today's state-of-the-art computer systems can match or exceed a hu...
03:38 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2019
Engadget Supermassive's 'Man of Medan' hits PS4, Xbox One and PC August 30th
Man of Medan, the first installment in Supermassive's Dark Pictures Anthology interactive horror series, will hit PS4, Xbox One and PC August 30th. It centers on a young group on a diving vacatio...
03:12 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2019
Engadget Huawei may debut its Android alternative as soon as this fall
Huawei's consumer business CEO Richard Yu reportedly said the company's own mobile OS will debut as early as this fall. Huawei hasn't confirmed plans to launch its OS, and Yu supposedly...
03:01 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2019
Engadget Researchers say 'spidey senses' could help self-driving vehicles avoid hazards
Researchers want to give cars, planes and drones "spidey senses." That is, they want to give autonomous machines sensors that mimic nature. In a paper published in ACS Nano, a team of resear...
02:51 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2019
Engadget Bird strike may have triggered software issue in second 737 Max crash
Investigators might know what triggered the software panic aboard an Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max before its fatal crash, and it could be something Boeing considered months earlier. Unnamed officials t...
02:33 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2019
Engadget Honor 20 Pro hands-on: Youll forget its not a flagship phone
Ever the pragmatist, my grandma always told me that a "third-class ride was better than a first-class walk." That may not be the case when it comes to dirt-cheap smartphones, which can b...
02:07 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2019
Engadget Adobe's Premiere Rush CC video editing app arrives on Android
Adobe has brought Premiere Rush CC to Android after debuting the video editing app on iOS, macOS and Windows last year. However, you'll need a recent Android device to run the app, such as from t...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2019
Engadget Bose adds Google Assistant to its smart speakers and soundbars
When Bose debuted its smart speakers and voice-controlled soundbars last year, the company promised support for other voice assistants besides Alexa was on the way. Today, it makes good on that promis...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2019
Engadget Tech's favorite bag brand will sell you a $600 carbon fiber tripod
Peak Design is known for its trendy (and pricey) camera bags and straps -- it's the kit du jour for photographers and vloggers. And now it's adding a travel tripod to the fold. It might not ...
01:33 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2019
Engadget Huawei says it's a 'victim of bullying by the US'
To no one's surprise, Huawei isn't reacting calmly to losing key suppliers in the wake of the US' trade restrictions. Representative Abraham Liu said the company was the "victim o...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2019
Engadget Firefox is about to get much, much faster
Firefox got speedy last year when its Quantum browser rolled out -- now it's set to get even faster. The latest release prioritizes its performance management "to-do" list with a set of...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2019
Engadget PicoBrew's new kits let you homebrew beer with your ingredients
PicoBrew's all-in-one homebrew appliances put a brewery on your countertop. They're relatively easy to use, and give novice beer makers detailed steps to make their own suds -- no previous e...
12:50 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2019
Engadget USPS is experimenting with self-driving mail trucks
The USPS is thinking of hauling your mail and packages across the country with the help of self-driving trucks. It has awarded San Diego self-driving truck company TuSimple with a contract for a two-w...
12:01 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2019
Engadget Sony just laid out everything there is to know about the PS5
Sony's next-generation console isn't due to launch anytime this year, but the tech giant has been surprisingly generous with details. During a corporate strategy presentation, the company ha...
11:15 am -04 - Tue, May 21, 2019
Engadget The company behind TikTok is reportedly launching a Spotify rival
ByteDance, the owner of the Vine-like social media app TikTok, might challenge Spotify with a paid streaming service in emerging markets, according to Bloomberg. It could introduce an app (not named a...
10:30 am -04 - Tue, May 21, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Huawei's bad news and 'Game of Thrones'
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. More bad news for Huawei, but the company seems prepared to face the repercussions of stalled US-China trade discussions. Elsewhere, Sony improved its great nois...
10:01 am -04 - Tue, May 21, 2019
Engadget Pandora finally made a native desktop app
Pandora has finally rolled out a desktop app, so you don't have to be stuck using its web player on a browser anymore if you want to play music on your computer. It doesn't play podcasts yet...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, May 21, 2019
Engadget Researchers identify red coloring in an ancient fossil for the first time
For the first time ever, researchers have detected chemical traces of red pigment in an ancient fossil. The discovery, which was published today in Nature Communications, was made using advanced X-ray...
07:25 am -04 - Tue, May 21, 2019
Engadget GM dramatically scales back its Maven car-sharing service
GM's car-sharing program, Maven, is leaving eight out of the 17 cities it serves across North America, according to The Wall Street Journal. Maven never quite made it big and only ever became ava...
05:20 am -04 - Tue, May 21, 2019
Engadget AMC cancels sci-fi robot drama 'Humans'
Humans, the AMC and UK Channel 4 robot drama often compared to Westworld, has been cancelled after three seasons, said executive producers Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley on Twitter. The show, which...
03:33 am -04 - Tue, May 21, 2019
Engadget Sony says the PlayStation 5 will be 'immersive' and 'seamless'
Sony has revealed that the next-generation PS5 will have "immersive" gameplay and "seamless" PlayStation Now online performance thanks to "dramatically" improved graphics...
03:17 am -04 - Tue, May 21, 2019
Engadget What's on TV: 'What/If,' 'Doom Patrol' and 'Killing Eve'
Even though Game of Thrones has finished, HBO will try to keep viewers engaged with a post-series show on Sunday night. For others, there are finales of Killing Eve and Doom Patrol to watch this week,...
03:02 am -04 - Tue, May 21, 2019
Engadget Stanford students' robot dog does backflips for (relatively) cheap
Robots with dog-like talents are nothing new, but it's not exactly practical to buy one that can do more than the basics. The new Aibo is cute, for instance, but not very athletic. A group of S...
01:17 am -04 - Tue, May 21, 2019
Engadget Double Fine's post-apocalyptic adventure 'Rad' arrives August 20th
Rad, the latest game to come from the minds of indie game darlings Tim Schafer and Lee Petty at Double Fine Productions, officially has a release date. With the help of publisher Bandai Namco, the rol...
12:06 am -04 - Tue, May 21, 2019
Engadget Commerce Dept. grants Huawei a 90-day license to help existing users
Last week the US Commerce Department added Huawei and 68 subsidiaries to its "Entity List" that bans it from doing business with US companies without a special license. Today, as anticipated...
11:10 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2019
Engadget GM will deliver over-the-air updates to 'most' vehicles by 2023
Today, General Motors unveiled its new electronics system. The platform will make "smartphone-like" over-the-air software updates possible, and it should be rolled out in most GM vehicles by...
09:59 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2019
Engadget Pro 'Fortnite' player sues FaZe Clan over 'oppressive' team contract
A lawsuit might just redefine how esports teams treat their players. Turner Tenney, better known as the pro Fortnite player Tfue, has sued FaZe Clan for allegedly hurting his opportunities with an &q...
09:10 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2019
Engadget US government warns China may have access to drone data
Today, the Department of Homeland Security issued an alert warning that Chinese-made drones may be sending flight information back to their manufacturers, who could share it with third parties. Accord...
08:21 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2019
Engadget The Engadget staff on that 'Game of Thrones' finale
For this month's video IRL, we couldn't miss talking about the conclusion of one of the biggest TV series ever, HBO's Game of Thrones. After years of speculation about how the epic stor...
08:15 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2019
Engadget Google just gave Huawei a wakeup call
It's been a tumultuous week for Huawei. Five days ago, President Trump declared a national emergency to ban the sales and use of telecom equipment that pose "unacceptable" risks to nati...
07:35 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2019
Engadget Texas is poised to ban red light cameras
Texas is set to become the 11th state in the country to ban the use of red light cameras. The Dallas News reported the state Senate passed a bill that would outlaw the devices designed to catch driver...
07:02 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2019
Engadget Unsecured database exposed millions of Instagram influencers
A database containing contact information for millions of Instagram influencers was reportedly found online, exposing info like phone numbers and email addresses for celebrities, influencers and brand...
06:32 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2019
Engadget Xbox chief outlines plans to curb toxic behavior
Xbox head Phil Spencer has laid out some measures to combat some of the more negative aspects that pervade gaming communities such as toxicity and abuse. He wrote in a blog post that "gaming is f...
05:59 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2019
Engadget Some Pixel 3a phones are randomly shutting down
It hasn't even been two full weeks since Google's 3a and 3a XL were released to the public and some users are already reporting phone-breaking bugs. According to users on a number of forums ...
05:43 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2019
Engadget Microsoft releases first test version of its Edge browser for Mac
Last month, Microsoft released a preview of its new, Chromium-powered Edge browser for Windows 10. Now, you can test drive the browser with macOS, too. For the most part, the macOS Canary build comes ...
05:33 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2019
Engadget US to back international guidelines for AI ethics
American companies have fostered ethical uses of AI before. Now, however, the government itself is posed to weigh in. Politico understands that the US, fellow members of the Organization for Economi...
05:12 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2019
Engadget Google trained its AI to predict lung cancer
Of all cancers worldwide, lung cancer is the deadliest. It takes more than 1.7 million lives per year -- more than breast, prostate and colorectal cancer combined. Part of the problem is that the majo...
04:51 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2019
Engadget TikTok's owner launches chat app with a focus on communities
TikTok's owner, ByteDance, has jumped into the wide world of messaging apps. The company has released Flipchat (aka Feiliao), an "interest-based social app" for Android and iOS that co...
04:38 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2019
Engadget 'Game of Thrones' finale blocked in China due to trade war
The Game of Thrones finale may have aired last night but the show isn't over yet -- at least in China, where the episode has yet to air. Tencent Video, the streaming platform that controls the ri...
04:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2019
Engadget Space exploration indie Outer Wilds hits Xbox One and PC May 30th
Open-world space exploration indie Outer Wilds will arrive on Xbox One and the Epic Games Store May 30th. It emerged last week the crowdfunded Mobius Digital title would be a timed exclusive for the E...
04:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2019
Engadget Google's next-gen Glass eyewear lasts longer and runs on Android
The third generation of Google Glass has arrived for tech-savvy workers. Google has introduced Glass Enterprise Edition 2 eyewear that largely sticks to the familiar formula on the outside, but should...
03:32 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2019
Engadget Sony's noise-cancelling XB900N offer more bass for less money
Sony's WH-1000XM3 headphones are the gold standard for wireless, noise-canceling headphones. Not only are they comfortable, but they sound amazing. And while their biggest downside is the $350 pr...
03:20 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2019
Engadget The best software for camera lovers
Mention video-editing software and two products will immediately spring to mind: Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro. There's a third option, though, that every professional and aspiring filmmaker s...
03:07 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2019
Engadget Facebook used its AI smarts to build detailed disease prevention maps
Facebook has created highly detailed population maps to help health organizations, researchers and universities tackle disease outbreaks and plan public health campaigns. They focus on population dens...
02:47 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2019
Engadget Sony studio will turn PlayStation games into movies and shows
Sony is no longer content to wait for media giants to produce shows based on its games. The company has formed a PlayStation Productions studio that will produce movies and TV shows based on games. ...
02:08 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2019
Engadget Play 'Doctor Who: The Edge of Time' in VR this September
While you can't warp time to see the twelfth season of Doctor Who any sooner, this September, you'll be able to dive into the show in a new way. BBC Studios is bringing the series to life as...
01:49 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2019
Engadget T-Mobile and Sprint make promises to clinch FCC's merger approval
T-Mobile and Sprint are still determined to secure a merger, and they've just made a fresh round of promises to win regulators' hearts. The carriers have made new commitments to the FCC tha...
01:05 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2019
Engadget Intel, Qualcomm and other chipmakers cut off supplies to Huawei
Huawei has more to worry about beyond Google's decision to suspend Android support. Bloomberg sources said that American chipmakers Intel, Qualcomm, Broadcom and Xilinx had told staff they would...
11:34 am -04 - Mon, May 20, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Impossible Foods' next project is sausage meat
Welcome back! We kick off the week with bad news for Huawei as Google complies with US government requirements regarding the phone maker, suspending the transfer of proprietary hardware and software. ...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, May 20, 2019
Engadget EVgo is installing fast chargers at Chevron filling stations
EV infrastructure company EVgo has teamed up with Chevron to install fast chargers at select filling stations in California. The chargers, with up to 100 kW of capacity, are now running at Menlo Park ...
10:30 am -04 - Mon, May 20, 2019
Engadget Facebook Research is developing touchy-feely curious robots
As a social media platform with global reach, Facebook leans extensively on its artificial intelligence and machine-learning systems to keep the site online and harmful content off it (at least, some ...
10:00 am -04 - Mon, May 20, 2019
Engadget Impossible launches sausage pizza with Little Caesars
Little Caesars, the nationwide pizza chain, will be the first restaurant to sell Impossible's new plant-based sausage product -- as a pie topping.Starting today, the Impossible Supreme Pizza will...
06:44 am -04 - Mon, May 20, 2019
Engadget AMD says its chips are immune to crippling new vulnerabilities
As if Spectre and Meltdown weren't bad enough, researchers recently unveiled a quartet of new CPU flaws: Zombieload, RIDL &amp; Fallout, and Store-to-Leak Forwarding, known as MDS vulnerabili...
04:05 am -04 - Mon, May 20, 2019
Engadget HBO teases 2020 return for 'Westworld' with a new trailer
While everyone figures out what they think of the Game of Thrones finale, HBO has pitched a reason to stick around with its first trailer for the third season of Westworld. This one doesn't take ...
03:51 am -04 - Mon, May 20, 2019
Engadget Google quietly shelves custom Pixel phone cases
Google's Pixel 3a might have been good news for fans of mid-range phones, but it marked the death knell for one of the company's signature phone features: its customizable cases. The 9to5Go...
02:27 am -04 - Mon, May 20, 2019
Engadget Victim group says UK's revenge porn laws aren't working
The UK's move to treat revenge porn as a specific crime was supposed to catch perpetrators who'd otherwise slip through the cracks, but that doesn't appear to have worked out in practic...
01:00 am -04 - Mon, May 20, 2019
Engadget Samsung brings Galaxy Watch Active features to older smartwatches
You don't have to spring for the Galaxy Watch Active to put Samsung's latest software features on your wrist. The company is rolling out an update that brings the Active's One UI inter...
11:28 pm -04 - Sun, May 19, 2019
Engadget Hackers turn tables on account hijackers by stealing forum data
Online account hijackers received a taste of ironic punishment this week. KrebsOnSecurity has learned that hackers stole the database from the popular hijacker forum OGusers on May 12th, obtaining em...
10:06 pm -04 - Sun, May 19, 2019
Engadget South Korea's government will switch to Linux over cost concerns
Some governments might have fallen out of love with Linux, but South Korea appears ready to start a torrid affair. The country's Ministry of the Interior and Safety has outlined plans to switch ...
09:08 pm -04 - Sun, May 19, 2019
Engadget Chevy tests a crossover utility version of its Bolt EV
Chevy has talked about producing more electric crossovers besides the Bolt EV, and it now appears much closer to fulfilling that goal. Our sister site Autoblog has obtained photos and video of Chevy ...
08:04 pm -04 - Sun, May 19, 2019
Engadget 'Overwatch' third anniversary event kicks off May 21st
Blizzard is holding its third Overwatch anniversary event on May 21st, and this year the focus appears to be on welcoming in as many as people as possible. The occasion will revive many seasonal cosm...
07:15 pm -04 - Sun, May 19, 2019
Engadget Google reportedly suspends Huawei's Android support after US ban
Huawei was already facing serious trouble following the Trump administration's de facto ban, but it might get considerably worse. Reuters sources claim Google has suspended transactions with Hua...
07:15 pm -04 - Sun, May 19, 2019
Engadget Google suspends Huawei's Android support (updated)
Huawei was already facing serious trouble following the Trump administration's de facto ban, but it might get considerably worse. Reuters sources claim Google has suspended transactions with Huaw...
06:02 pm -04 - Sun, May 19, 2019
Engadget Many of the Brexit Party's Twitter followers appear to be bots
It's not shocking to see Twitter bots latch on to a political campaign, but it's not often they do so soon after a campaign starts -- let alone on a large scale. That appears to be the case...
05:00 pm -04 - Sun, May 19, 2019
Engadget The best bike phone mount
By Amy RobertsThis 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...
04:00 pm -04 - Sun, May 19, 2019
Engadget Impossible Foods' next product is sausage
After three years of selling convincing plant-based burgers, Impossible Foods is on the verge of releasing its next product: sausage.We first learned about and tried the product during a trip to Impos...
04:00 pm -04 - Sun, May 19, 2019
Engadget Impossible Foods rising empire of almost-meat
This April Fools' Day, Impossible Foods was behind a prank video. Customers in a St Louis branch of Burger King were surreptitiously filmed eating the restaurant's flagship Whopper. First th...
01:03 pm -04 - Sun, May 19, 2019
Engadget After Math: Goodbye, Grumpy Cat, whoa oh oh
Terrible news, everyone! The internet's favorite maladjusted kitteh has gone to the Great Cat Tree in the sky after succumbing to a urinary tract infection earlier this week. She -- yes, Grumpy C...
11:55 am -04 - Sun, May 19, 2019
Engadget Group accuses EU internet providers of violating net neutrality
The European Union has had net neutrality regulations in place since 2016, but some are concerned that internet service providers are playing fast and loose with those rules. A group of 45 advocate o...
06:36 am -04 - Sun, May 19, 2019
Engadget NASA's Astrobee cube robot completes first hardware tests in space
NASA just inched closer to having robots take care of spacecraft. The agency recently completed its first hardware checkouts for Bumble (above), one of three Astrobee robots that will research automa...
02:54 am -04 - Sun, May 19, 2019
Engadget Google rolls out a refreshed, more personal Smart Display interface
Google introduced an updated Smart Display interface alongside the Nest Hub Max, and now you don't need that new hardware to see what the fuss is about. The 9to5Google team has discovered that Go...
01:22 am -04 - Sun, May 19, 2019
Engadget Arduino's new Nano board family is more powerful and affordable
Arduino's Nano line will soon welcome four new products. They're all small boards like the classic one, making Nano a family of small boards meant for compact projects. All the new boards bo...
12:09 am -04 - Sun, May 19, 2019
Engadget Google stats show how much a recovery number prevents phishing
In case you haven't already set up a recovery phone number for your Google account, and enabled extra security features like multifactor authentication, the search giant is using hard data to exp...
10:58 pm -04 - Sat, May 18, 2019
Engadget Over 21,000 Linksys routers leaked their device connection histories
Certain Linksys WiFi routers might be sharing far more data than their users would like. Security researcher Troy Mursch has reported that 33 models, including some Max-Stream and Velop routers, are ...
09:45 pm -04 - Sat, May 18, 2019
Engadget Rivian designed a camp stove add-on for its electric truck
Rivian has shown off its upcoming electric truck at the Overland Expo West, and it certainly looks different -- and a lot more extra -- from the previous times we've seen it. The automaker has de...
08:39 pm -04 - Sat, May 18, 2019
Engadget 'Call of Duty' shake-up may see 'Black Ops 5' arrive in 2020
Activision's Call of Duty release schedule has been predictable for years -- the company has rotated between three studios, with Treyarch pumping out a Black Ops game every three years like clock...
07:40 pm -04 - Sat, May 18, 2019
Engadget Activist hacking declined 95 percent since 2015
Have you noticed a conspicuous absence of hacktivist attacks lately? You're not the only one. IBM's X-Force has published data showing that activist hacks dropped 95 percent since 2015, fa...
06:30 pm -04 - Sat, May 18, 2019
Engadget Recommended Reading: Trusting companies despite privacy lapses
People say they care about privacy but they continue to buy devices that can spy on themRani Molla,VoxIn the wake of Cambridge Analytica, concerns about personal data privacy abound. Of course, Facebo...
05:32 pm -04 - Sat, May 18, 2019
Engadget US may soften ban on Huawei to help existing users
The Trump administration might ease its Huawei trade ban... if ever so slightly. A Commerce Department spokeswoman told Reuters in a statement that it might soon grant Huawei a temporary license to &...
04:30 pm -04 - Sat, May 18, 2019
Engadget Ask Engadget is going back to school
Can I get by in class with a tablet, or do I really need a laptop?Which tech companies offer the best student discounts?Who makes the quietest keyboard?...
03:00 pm -04 - Sat, May 18, 2019
Engadget Hitting the Books: Your personal data makes the digital world go round
Welcome to 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 internet for the most interesting, thought pro...
01:00 pm -04 - Sat, May 18, 2019
Engadget This week in tech history: Google Assistant is born
At Engadget, we spend every day looking at how technology will shape the future. But it's also important to look back at how far we've come. That's what This Week in Tech History does. ...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, May 18, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: 'Minecraft Earth' remakes our world into a blocky AR sandbox
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to your weekend! Microsoft is hoping that its augmented reality Minecraft game will top Pok&eacute;mon Go this summer, and did Lenovo really steal a fa...
10:39 am -04 - Sat, May 18, 2019
Engadget Next 'Apex Legends' update addresses audio issues
Since the explosive launch of Apex Legends and its deliberately quieter evolution over the last few months, the game is still dealing with some annoying issues. According to the team at Respawn, an up...
06:38 am -04 - Sat, May 18, 2019
Engadget Google is shutting down the Jump VR platform in June
Google's Jump VR platform will go offline by the end of June, and it has started telling users to download their data before it shuts down completely. The tech giant launched Jump back in 2015 to...
01:29 am -04 - Sat, May 18, 2019
Engadget Gmail's log of all of your purchases pops up in the privacy debate
As we become ever more aware about the data companies are tracking about us, we're even more concerned about how they're using it. During I/O 2019, Google highlighted efforts to streamline t...
09:58 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2019
Engadget EU approves cyber-attack sanctions ahead of election
The European Union has agreed to an automatic set of sanctions to punish any future cyber attackers. Just a week ahead of the EU Parliament elections, officials in Brussels on Friday approved a cyber ...
08:44 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2019
Engadget Chinas rover finds mysterious minerals on the far side of the moon
Early this year, China's Chang'e-4 lunar lander made history when it became the first spacecraft to touch down on the far side of the moon. Now, according to a study published in Nature, the...
07:34 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2019
Engadget US carriers say they've stopped selling location data
You might not have to worry quite so much about carriers selling your phone location data to less-than-diligent third parties. AT&amp;T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon (Engadget's parent compa...
07:18 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2019
Engadget On May 20th, the kilogram will no longer be defined by a lump in France
On May 20th, World Metrology Day, the scientific community will officially change the definition of the kilogram. For 130 years, the kilo has been defined by a physical cylinder of platinum-iridium al...
06:53 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2019
Engadget Amazon is building dedicated warehouses for hazardous goods
Amazon is building dedicated warehouses to store hazardous goods, with the first one it constructed from scratch set to open this summer. It follows an incident at the tail end of last year, in which ...
06:28 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2019
Engadget Tesla adjusts Autopilot to comply with new EU regulations
Tesla will push an updated Autopilot in Europe that scales back on a couple of functions in order to comply with new regulations. The changes will require faster lane changes and limit how far you can...
06:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2019
Engadget Upscaled: How do you build a foldable screen?
In our show Upscaled we try and dig into the science and engineering behind our favorite bits of tech. In this episode, we're taking a close look at foldable OLEDs. Despite Samsung's Galaxy ...
05:37 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2019
Engadget Scientists create a four-winged robot insect that flies with grace
It's difficult to make an insect-like flying robot -- realistic four-winged bots are typically too heavy, while lighter two-winged models tend to fly erratically. USC researchers have edged one ...
05:14 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2019
Engadget Lenovo stole a fan's video to promote the foldable Motorola RAZR
Yesterday, Lenovo shared a promotional video for the rumored foldable Motorola RAZR. While the 30-second teaser was shared with members of the media during a group interview and was accompanied by the...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2019
Engadget The best lenses for Nikon Z mount
While Canon went big in both price and performance with its low-light specialist $2,300 RF 50mm f/1.2L USM lens, Nikon elected to release the cheaper, slower $600 Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.8 S. Don't be ...
04:30 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2019
Engadget The best universal remote control
By Grant Clauser and Darryl WilkinsonThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may e...
04:17 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2019
Engadget UN chief warns nuclear waste could be leaking into the Pacific
A UN chief is concerned that a Cold War-era nuclear 'coffin' could be leaking radioactive material into the Pacific. The concerns are both alarming and oddly similar to the plot of Shin Godz...
04:04 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2019
Engadget Spotify's first hardware is a voice-controlled device for your car
Spotify will begin testing its first hardware device today. Dubbed "Car Thing," it's a voice-controlled music and podcast assistant that reportedly plugs into a car's 12-volt outle...
03:41 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2019
Engadget Slack fixes bug that could have let hackers intercept downloads
Slack has fixed a bug that could have allowed hackers to intercept and redirect downloads in the Windows desktop version of the messaging app. However, it seems no Slack users were affected before the...
03:21 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2019
Engadget Epic Mega Sale loses two pre-order titles on day one
Yesterday, Epic launched a "mega sale," offering games at up to 75 percent off and additional $10 credits for purchases over $14.99. It looked like Epic was preparing to go head-to-head with...
03:09 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2019
Engadget HP Enterprise is acquiring supercomputing giant Cray
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has a shiny new toy. The information technology firm announced today that is spending $1.3 billion to acquire supercomputer manufacturer Cray. HPE, which is a business...
03:01 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2019
Engadget I listened to a Massive Attack record remixed by a neural network
Drums. Synth. The faintest hint of a vocal track. For a moment the song is familiar and I'm teleported back to the late '90s, listening to worn-out cassettes in the backseat of my parent...
02:21 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2019
Engadget Grumpy Cat dies at the age of seven
Grumpy Cat, the adorably grouchy-looking meme machine kitty, has passed away. The family of the dearly departed cat said she suffered complications from a urinary tract infection. She died on Tuesday ...
01:22 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2019
Engadget NASA details the most distant world we've ever observed
Back in February, NASA released the clearest images of Ultima Thule -- the Kuiper Belt object New Horizons got close to in a flyby, which makes it the farthest world we've ever explored. Now, the...
01:01 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2019
Engadget 'Minecraft' has sold 176 million copies worldwide
Microsoft announced that it has sold 176 million copies of Minecraft, quite a big hop over the 156 million figure they revealed just seven months ago. Despite more buzz around games like Fortnite, Mic...
01:01 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2019
Engadget 'Minecraft Earth' makes the world your augmented reality playground
Microsoft wants you to see Minecraft everywhere you look: a virtual tree on your lawn, a life-sized castle sticking through your house and an elaborate cave system hidden beneath your local park. This...
12:01 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2019
Engadget Alphabets Wing will offer drone deliveries in Helsinki next month
Alphabet announced that Wing deliveries are about to start in Finland's capital of Helsinki and detailed more about where they the drones would operate and what folks could order. The pilot progr...
11:28 am -04 - Fri, May 17, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Sony and Microsoft are teaming up
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.It's Friday. We'll have to wait until next week for SpaceX's Starlink launch, but, for now, there's a review of Beats new true-wireless earbuds...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, May 17, 2019
Engadget Garmin's latest GPS is designed for off-road explorers
With GPS now a basic cell phone feature, and more vehicles rolling off the production lines with built-in satnav systems, the role of standalone satellite-navigation devices is diminishing. Why have a...
09:55 am -04 - Fri, May 17, 2019
Engadget NASA teams up with SpaceX, Blue Origin to design a human lunar lander
NASA has revealed its efforts to create a human landing system shortly after it announced the Artemis lunar exploration program. The space agency has teamed up with 11 private space companies, includi...
08:54 am -04 - Fri, May 17, 2019
Engadget Amazon is backing Uber Eats rival Deliveroo in the UK
Amazon's restaurant delivery service in the UK folded in late 2018, because it couldn't keep up with rivals like Deliveroo. Now, the corporation is subscribing to the old adage "if you ...
07:20 am -04 - Fri, May 17, 2019
Engadget Netflix is turning Mark Millar's 'The Magic Order' into a series
Netflix is creating a TV series based on Mark Millar's The Magic Order and has tapped James Wan, the director behind Aquaman and Furious 7, to direct its pilot episode. The Magic Order is the fir...
05:49 am -04 - Fri, May 17, 2019
Engadget LG's custom chip is made to power AI in appliances and robots
For the last few years LG has been pushing integration of AI features in all kinds of products with its ThinQ brand, and now it's designed custom hardware to enable on-device AI processing in &qu...
02:57 am -04 - Fri, May 17, 2019
Engadget Nissan's ProPilot 2.0 driver assist allows hands-off highway driving
Nissan's ProPilot driver assist could comfortably control the car with little to no input already, as Autoblog experienced on a road trip last year, but it still required a driver's hand on ...
12:23 am -04 - Fri, May 17, 2019
Engadget Einride's autonomous truck begins daily delivery test in Sweden
Swedish AV startup Einride has begun testing its all-electric delivery truck on a public road in Sweden. As a part of a year-long trial, the Einride T-Pod truck began the first of what will be many da...
10:58 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2019
Engadget Matt Groenings Disenchantment returns to Netflix on September 20
Disenchantment will be returning to Netflix on September 20th. Fans of the animated show from the mind of The Simpsons creator Matt Groening will get 10 more episodes that will pick up right from wher...
10:05 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2019
Engadget Google's how-to videos explain Assistant's accessibility features
As part of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Google revealed a series of video tutorials meant to help people with disabilities set up and use their Assistant-enabled smart devices. The videos are a...
09:07 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2019
Engadget Android's Live Transcribe gets sound alerts and transcript saving
Google is making Live Transcribe, its Android app for easy voice transcription, a lot more useful. Now, in addition to jotting down spoken words, it'll also make you aware of things like a dog ba...
08:44 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2019
Engadget Boeing says its 737 Max software update is complete
Today, Boeing announced that it has completed the software update to its 737 Max planes. The update is meant to correct the software flaws that contributed to the Lion Air and Air Ethiopia crashes tha...
08:05 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2019
Engadget Facebook tweaks News Feed to focus on close friends and relevant links
Facebook is once again changing up the News Feed. The company announced Thursday two ranking updates to the algorithm that drives the News Feed. One is meant to prioritize a user's closest friend...
07:55 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2019
Engadget LG's V50 ThinQ 5G is up for pre-order tomorrow from Sprint
Starting tomorrow, customers in select cities can preorder Sprint's first two 5G devices -- the LG V50 ThinQ 5G and HTC 5G Hub. They'll be available in Sprint's first four expected 5G m...
07:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2019
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Mackie CR3 computer speakers drop to $67
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...
06:57 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2019
Engadget Huawei says US ban is 'in no one's interest'
Huawei issued a statement today objecting to the recent actions of the US government to effectively ban Chinese telecom firms from doing business within the country. "This decision is in no one&#...
06:40 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2019
Engadget Microsoft invests in seven AI projects to help people with disabilities
Today marks the eighth annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day, and for the second year, Microsoft is awarding grants to AI projects meant to make the world more inclusive. The grants are part of a ...
06:30 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2019
Engadget ASUS' ZenFone 6 has a flippable camera and giant battery
It's no secret that ASUS had been struggling in the smartphone world, but following the resignation of its previous CEO, the company has since shifted its focus from the masses to power users, wi...
06:16 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2019
Engadget Sony and Microsoft team up on cloud-based gaming and entertainment
In an unlikely turn of events, Microsoft and Sony announced today that they are to tackle the future of entertainment. The companies are planning to work together to build future cloud solutions in Mi...
05:50 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2019
Engadget Sony's 4K OLED Xperia 1 hits the US July 12th
Sony has revealed when you'll be able to get your hands on its latest flagship smartphone, the Xperia 1. It goes on sale in the US July 12th for $950....
05:41 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2019
Engadget International effort busts $100 million malware crime network
The US, five other countries and Europol have dismantled an elaborate cybercrime ring that relied on one piece of malware to pull off heists. Officials have charged 10 people across five countries wit...
05:29 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2019
Engadget Japan is running out of phone numbers
We've reached the point where we're running out of 11-digit phone numbers. Japan plans to release 10-billion 14-digit numbers by 2021, in response to concerns that the country may run out of...
05:24 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2019
Engadget Watch Motorola's upcoming RAZR phone fold up
It's no secret that Motorola is working on a foldable phone. According to Sina Tech, Lenovo shared a video with media today that shows the new, RAZR-like phone in action. The video offers a glimp...
05:24 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2019
Engadget Lenovo shows off foldable Razr with a fan render
It's no secret that Motorola is working on a foldable phone. According to Sina Tech, Lenovo shared a video with media today that shows the new, RAZR-like phone in action -- Engadget has since lea...
05:24 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2019
Engadget Lenovo shows off foldable Razr with a fan render (updated)
It's no secret that Motorola is working on a foldable phone. According to Sina Tech, Lenovo shared a video with media today that shows the new, RAZR-like phone in action -- Engadget has since lea...
05:18 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2019
Engadget B&O adds Google Assistant to its pricey H9 headphones
High-end electronics manufacturer Bang and Olufsen is back with a set of headphones that are made for the power listener. The latest version of the company's flagship Beoplay H9 headphones promis...
05:07 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2019
Engadget 'Dateline' debuts the true crime podcast it should've had all along
The NBC News true crime series Dateline is muscling into Serial's territory for its latest story, as it has released a podcast. The show is called 13 Alibis, and it tells the tale of Richard Rosa...
04:46 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2019
Engadget Apple's new TV app is a work in progress
Apple's approach to digital video can best be described as slow and steady. While iTunes and the iPod effortlessly transformed the way we purchased and listened to music, it took the company year...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2019
Engadget YouTube VR will be available for Oculus Quest at launch
You won't be lacking in video when the Oculus Quest arrives. YouTube has announced that its VR app will be available for the Quest when the headset debuts on May 21st. There's no mention of ...
03:57 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2019
Engadget Instagram's revamped Explore section includes Stories
Stories are an increasingly important part of Instagram, and the social network wants to be sure you see more of them. It just unveiled a revamped Explore tab that will feature personalized Stories r...
03:45 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2019
Engadget NTSB says Tesla's Autopilot was active during fatal Model 3 crash
The National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report that Tesla's Autopilot system was active at the time of a fatal Model 3 crash in Delray Beach, Florida. Data showed the car&#...
03:28 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2019
Engadget Google promises it won't cut off Works With Nest prematurely
Google angered more than a few smart home enthusiasts when it announced that it was shutting down Works With Nest, but it at least has some news to reassure fans of the Nest ecosystem. The company ha...
03:20 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2019
Engadget Robert Downey, Jr. shifts his smartphone allegiance to OnePlus
Apparently, lifting a 49-pound block of cement by the OnePlus 7 Pro's pop-up camera wasn't the only publicity stunt the company has planned for its new phones. Today, Robert Downey, Jr. shar...
02:40 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2019
Engadget Powerbeats Pro review: The best-sounding Beats headphones yet
Despite being a hugely popular headphone brand, Beats has had one glaring hole in its wireless headphone lineup: true wireless earbuds. Thanks to a hint in iOS code, the Powerbeats Pro weren't ex...
02:27 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2019
Engadget Sega adds rare 'Mega Man' and more to Genesis Mini lineup
When the SEGA Genesis Mini arrives in September, it's set to come with 40 games. We already knew 20 of the titles, and today, SEGA revealed another 10....
02:02 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2019
Engadget John Wick drops into 'Fortnite' for a bounty-hunting brawl
John Wick will be back in theaters this weekend, but the assassin will take up residence on small screens too, as he's starring in a Fortnite event. The Wick's Bounty limited-time mode pits ...
01:36 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2019
Engadget Epic Games offers up to 75 percent off select games in its 'Mega Sale'
Starting today, you can find some of your favorite Epic Games for up to 75 percent off. The "Epic Mega Sale" runs now through June 13th, and during the sale, Epic Games is also offering an a...
01:21 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2019
Engadget Kevin Durant is investing in high-end audio company Master & Dynamic
Master &amp; Dynamic just got a big step up thanks to NBA star Kevin Durant and his company, Thirty Five Ventures. The investment business, which has backed the likes of Postmates and Coinbase, wi...
01:10 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2019
Engadget Triumph is developing its first electric motorcycle
British motorcycle manufacturer Triumph has announced a new program that'll help speed up its development of electric motorbikes. The project, working title TE-1, aims to develop an electric moto...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2019
Engadget Twitch gets musical GIFs with TuneMoji extension
Twitch streamers can now celebrate their victories with musical GIFs. The Amazon-owned platform is getting a new extension that will add support for TuneMoji, a service where users can create and uplo...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2019
Engadget Amazon's $50 Fire 7 tablet is faster and packs twice the storage
Amazon is giving its starter Fire 7 tablet a much-needed upgrade after two years. The revamped Fire 7 and its Kids Edition counterpart share the familiar 7-inch design, but now include faster process...
12:39 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2019
Engadget Tesla rolls out Model S and X battery software update after Hong Kong fire
Tesla has responded to reports about a Model S bursting in flames in Hong Kong by rolling out a software update to beef up its vehicles' battery life and safety. The incident happened three weeks...
12:01 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2019
Engadget Lilium's latest flying taxi prototype can at least hover
There are a number of flying taxi startups out there, but Lilium has stood out with its unique airplane-like design and serious aeronautical cred. Now, the company has unveiled an all-new prototype an...
11:35 am -04 - Thu, May 16, 2019
Engadget Instagram is killing its dedicated Direct messaging app
It looks like Instagram is killing its standalone Direct messaging app and laying it to rest very soon. Social media consultant Matt Navarra and a few reviewers on the application's Google Play p...
10:30 am -04 - Thu, May 16, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: SpaceX is launching 60 Starlink internet satellites
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Good morning! Black Mirror is returning for its fifth season, and there are trailers to watch. Meanwhile, we're raving about the FujiFilm X-T30 camera, and Sp...
09:55 am -04 - Thu, May 16, 2019
Engadget Biohacker Josiah Zayner accused of being an unlicensed practitioner
Celebrity biohacker Josiah Zayner says he's under investigation for practicing medicine without a license. The onetime NASA scientist, known on social media for his DIY medical procedures, was se...
08:50 am -04 - Thu, May 16, 2019
Engadget Oculus Quest will have Bigscreen's VR theater on launch
You can use the Oculus Quest standalone and the Rift S tethered headsets to watch movies and play games on a massive virtual screen as soon as they become available. Bigscreen, the popular VR movie th...
07:16 am -04 - Thu, May 16, 2019
Engadget BBC releases free Doctor Who VR short
Doctor Who fans who can't bear the long wait for the twelfth season are in for a treat. The BBC has released Doctor Who: The Runaway, an animated short VR film based on the classic British sci-fi...
05:56 am -04 - Thu, May 16, 2019
Engadget Nintendo is selling discount game vouchers to Switch Online members
Nintendo is selling vouchers exclusively to Switch Online members that you can use to purchase some of the platform's most popular games at a discount. A pair of vouchers will set you back $100, ...
03:42 am -04 - Thu, May 16, 2019
Engadget China is blocking Wikipedia in every language
China has blocked Wikipedia to varying degrees over the years, but now that censorship appears to be farther-reaching. A recent Open Observatory of Network Interference report has shown that China st...
02:06 am -04 - Thu, May 16, 2019
Engadget Watch SpaceX launch a Falcon 9 loaded with internet satellites at 11 PM ET (updated)
SpaceX already revealed more about how its Starlink internet-providing satellites will work, and now it has to put the first 60 in space. According to Elon Musk, this is the heaviest payload ever for ...
12:59 am -04 - Thu, May 16, 2019
Engadget Valve releases Steam Link app for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV
PC gaming is ready to meet iOS, now that Valve's Steam Link app is available for Apple's devices. You can evne play them on your TV easily via the Apple TV, streamed right from your PC. Appl...
11:50 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2019
Engadget Here's how Samsung may fix the Galaxy Fold's design flaws
When Samsung said it was delaying the release of the Galaxy Fold to fix its design issues, it didn't really say how it would address the flaws. You might have a clearer idea after today, though....
11:09 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2019
Engadget 'Super Mario Maker 2' has a story mode and online multiplayer
Super Mario Maker 2 is an update to 2015's level-creating masterpiece for the Wii U, and it features a slew of new tools. Nintendo broke down a few of these fresh features during a livestream tod...
10:37 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2019
Engadget White House requests reports of 'censorship' and your email address
Following up on political arguments over charges of "censorship" on social media, the White House has linked to a questionnaire on TypeForm.com where it's collecting reports of bias. In...
09:56 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2019
Engadget Trump declares 'national emergency' to make way for Huawei ban
The US government now has some pretext for outright bans on doing business with Chinese telecom firms like Huawei and ZTE. President Trump has signed an executive order declaring a national emergency...
09:56 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2019
Engadget Trump declares 'national emergency' to make way for Huawei ban (updated)
The US government now has some pretext for outright bans on doing business with Chinese telecom firms like Huawei and ZTE. President Trump has signed an executive order declaring a national emergency ...
09:30 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2019
Engadget Watch the 'Super Mario Maker 2' Nintendo Direct here
If you're excited for Super Mario Maker 2, you'll want to watch the dedicated Nintendo Direct livestream tonight at 6PM ET (3PM PT, 11PM GMT)....
08:43 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2019
Engadget Ubisoft delays 'Skull and Bones' until at least mid-2020
We hope you didn't base your gaming calendar around Skull and Bones, the other multiplayer-focused pirate title. Ubisoft has revealed that the game has been delayed again, this time until someti...
07:55 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2019
Engadget Google recalls some Titan security keys after finding Bluetooth vulnerability
Google is recalling its Bluetooth Titan security keys due to a vulnerability that could allow attackers to connect to your device. No need to panic -- the bug only seems to apply to a very narrow set ...
07:44 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2019
Engadget Google's Translatotron can translate speech in the speaker's voice
Speaking another language may be getting easier. Google is showing off Translatotron, a first-of-its-kind translation model that can directly convert speech from one language into another while mainta...
07:30 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2019
Engadget 'To Live and Die in LA' shows how much Google knows about you
In episode five, season one of the podcast Serial, Sarah Koenig navigates the strip malls and parks of Baltimore, attempting to fulfill a challenge set down by Adnan Syed -- the convicted murderer who...
07:17 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2019
Engadget Parents may be able to spot ear infections with a paper cone and an app
Researchers are working on a smartphone app that could help diagnose ear infections. As NPR reports, the app uses the phone's microphone, its speaker and a small paper cone. In its current form, ...
06:51 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2019
Engadget You can finally buy the first 1TB microSD card
Have you been salivating at the thought of stuffing a 1TB microSD card into your phone? You can finally act on that impulse. SanDisk has made the record-setting Extreme card available both through i...
06:37 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2019
Engadget Over 34 million people use Amazon Fire TV
Amazon Fire TV has over 34 million monthly active users, further widening its lead over competitor Roku. Jenn Prenner, head of global marketing, growth and engagement for Fire TV, confirmed the number...
06:09 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2019
Engadget ARM display chip design could lead to better stand-alone VR
Now that stand-alone virtual reality has become more of a... reality, ARM wants to eliminate some of the technology's remaining headaches. It's launching a new display chip design, the Mali...
05:50 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2019
Engadget Ticketmaster fights ticket fraud with 'refreshing' barcodes
Ticketmaster is trying a new way to combat ticket fraud: make the ticket change on its own. It's introducing a SafeTix system that gives ticket buyers a unique, encrypted barcode that refreshes ...
05:40 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2019
Engadget The Galaxy S10 5G goes on sale in the UK June 7th
Samsung has revealed the Galaxy S10 5G will go on sale in the UK June 7th, initially on Vodafone and EE, and it'll be available in its majestic black and crown silver finishes. Pre-orders will op...
05:28 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2019
Engadget Senators ask the FCC to limit 5G auction to protect weather forecasts
In March, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) began auctioning blocks of the 24 GHz spectrum, which could be used to implement future 5G networks. Shortly afterward, the US Navy released a mem...
05:26 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2019
Engadget Facebook, Google and others join Christchurch Call to curb extremism
In the two months since the Christchurch attack in New Zealand, social media companies have struggled to remove videos of the violence from their platforms. And they've grappled with the role the...
05:08 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2019
Engadget Google confirms ads are coming to your Discover feed for the first time
If you're one of the few people who wish for more advertisements across Google platforms, you're in luck. The search giant announced this week a whole heap of new ads that will be served up ...
04:49 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2019
Engadget Oppo's mid-range Realme X is inspired by garlic and onions
We don't often highlight mid-range smartphones these days, but when we do, there's a good reason. Following yesterday's flagship OnePlus 7 Pro, today we have yet another Chinese phone, ...
04:25 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2019
Engadget Spotify brings back its 99-cent Premium offer
If you've wanted to try a paid streaming music service but have been skittish about the costs, you now have as good an excuse as any to give it a try. Spotify has brought back its twice-per-year ...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2019
Engadget Sound off on the OnePlus 6T!
It's been six months since OnePlus released the 6T with an unusual dewdrop notch and in-display fingerprint reader. As the first OnePlus phone to get a US carrier deal (through T-Mobile), the 6T ...
03:43 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2019
Engadget eBays improved AI translation boosts Spanish-language sales
Since eBay added artificial intelligence translations for product listings in 2014, sales from the US to Spanish-speaking Latin American nations increased by almost 11 percent, according to a study. R...
03:28 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2019
Engadget The best mirrorless cameras
Here's why a 3-year old camera is on this list: The Panasonic Lumix DC-GX85 mirrorless camera is really cheap and still really good. For just $500, you get a capable Micro Four Thirds camera with...
03:12 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2019
Engadget A mobile version of Pokmon Rumble is coming to iOS and Android
Yet another Pok&eacute;mon game is coming to smartphones. Pok&eacute;mon Rumble Rush appeared in Australia's Google Play store today, and according to EuroGamer, it's "coming so...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2019
Engadget Fujifilm X-T30 review: A street photography and 4K-video champ
Amid all the drama in the full-frame mirrorless camera world, Fujifilm quietly unveiled the world-beating APS-C sensor X-T3, last fall. With an all-new 26.1-megapixel X-Trans 4 backside-illuminated (B...
02:30 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2019
Engadget Motorola's One Vision packs a cinematic screen and a clever camera
We're not even halfway through 2019, but Motorola already has a handful of notable hardware launches under its belt. For its next trick, the Lenovo-owned brand is trotting out a fascinating, inex...
02:23 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2019
Engadget Google's experimental Rivet app helps kids learn to read
Far too many kids struggle to read at an age-appropriate level, but Google is betting that technology could help them get up to speed. The company's experimental Area 120 unit has released Rivet...
01:58 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2019
Engadget FCC proposes blocking robocalls by default
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been fighting robocalls for years, but as anyone with a cell phone can tell you, they're still getting through. Now, the Commission wants to make i...
01:49 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2019
Engadget Google Trips portal makes it easier to plan vacations online
Google has launched a portal for travel planning, which can help make it a lot easier to organize trips on the web. It's the desktop version of the upgraded hotel and flight search experience the...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2019
Engadget DJI Osmo Action review: A worthy GoPro rival
Well, here's a surprise. After GoPro trod on DJI's foot with its ill-fated Karma drone, DJI is stomping right back with a rugged camera of its own -- the Osmo Action. It looks like a GoPro, ...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2019
Engadget Boosted's next electric ride is the Rev scooter
When Boosted launched a new series of boards in 2018, including the Stealth and Mini options, it claimed its mission was to redefine transportation -- at least from the electric rideable standpoint. N...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2019
Engadget DJI takes on GoPro with the Osmo Action camera
The action camera space has a new player: DJI. Today, the company revealed Osmo Action ($349), its first ruggedized, compact shooter. The Osmo Action, which is designed to compete with GoPro's He...
12:30 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2019
Engadget Augmented reality can change your behavior in the real world
A new study from Stanford's School of Humanities and Sciences has found that augmented reality (AR) experiences significantly affect people's behavior in the real world, even after they'...
12:01 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2019
Engadget SpaceX explains how its internet satellites will survive in orbit
Earlier this week Elon Musk gave us a sneak peek at Space X's Starlink internet satellites before they're propelled into orbit. We can already see that it's a bit of a squeeze for the 6...
11:20 am -04 - Wed, May 15, 2019
Engadget Volvo's new app tells you what to do after a car accident
Being in a car accident is stressful -- even the smallest bump can send your nerves sky high, and in times of extreme tension it's easy to forget the usual protocols. But Volvo is here to make th...
10:50 am -04 - Wed, May 15, 2019
Engadget 'Black Mirror' season 5 trailer has Miley Cyrus and an ego-stroking robot
Black Mirror, the show that exists to answer the question "what if smartphones, but bad?" is back with a very on-brand trailer for its fifth season....
10:30 am -04 - Wed, May 15, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: OnePlus 7 Pro review
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Good morning, there! We've test-driven Mercedes' luxurious EV, reviewed the just-released OnePlus 7 Pro and heard about a dual-screened gaming laptop. We...
09:15 am -04 - Wed, May 15, 2019
Engadget Facebook unveils a 'one-strike' policy for live streaming violations
Facebook has unveiled a one-strike policy for live streaming violations in the wake of an extreme right terrorist attack in New Zealand, the company announced. It said users who violate community stan...
08:10 am -04 - Wed, May 15, 2019
Engadget Google will pay owners of faulty original Pixel phones up to $500
A group of OG Pixel and Pixel XL owners filed a lawsuit against Google back in 2018 accusing the company of knowingly selling devices with faulty microphones. Now, the tech giant has agreed to settle ...
06:40 am -04 - Wed, May 15, 2019
Engadget Install updates now to address a vulnerability in most Intel CPUs
In January 2018, a pair of security exploits dubbed Spectre and Meltdown showed how attackers could take advantage of commonly-implemented CPU technology to access data they shouldn't have been a...
04:21 am -04 - Wed, May 15, 2019
Engadget Denon parent Sound United now owns Pioneer and Onkyo home audio
The audio world just got noticeably smaller. Sound United, the parent company for brands like Denon, Polk Audio and Marantz, has reached a deal to buy Onkyo's home audio division, including every...
01:59 am -04 - Wed, May 15, 2019
Engadget SpaceX is building another Starship in Florida
After a poster on NASASpaceflight.com uploaded pictures of another Starship vehicle (f.k.a. BFR) under construction in Florida -- to go along with prototypes being built in Texas -- Elon Musk explaine...
12:00 am -04 - Wed, May 15, 2019
Engadget Uber has a solution for chatty drivers
We've all been there. You've had a long, tiring day, and you hail a ride to get home. Your driver is nice, but they're perhaps a little too eager for some chit-chat and to play their fa...
11:40 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget San Francisco bans city use of facial recognition
San Francisco is following through on talk of banning facial recognition tech. The city's Board of Supervisors has voted 8-1 in favor of a bill, the Stop Secret Surveillance Ordinance, that bans...
11:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget Lego dives into the Upside Down with a 'Stranger Things' play set
Netflix's Stranger Things already has a number of unusual if appropriate tie-ins, but this latest might top them all if you're a die-hard fan. Lego is releasing a 2,287-piece Stranger Thing...
10:43 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget A new 'Mortal Kombat' movie will start filming this year
More than two decades after the last movie, another Mortal Kombat film is on the way. Pre-production will start this month and the cameras are scheduled to start rolling in Adelaide, Australia later t...
10:01 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget The Mercedes all-electric EQC is luxury first, EV second
The interior of the EQC is quiet. Well, it would be if the rain would let up. But the whir of electric motors has all but been eliminated from the cabin. Mercedes actually created subframes to detach ...
09:07 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget Old versions of Windows get a new patch to stop WannaCry-style attacks
Microsoft is trying to head off another WannaCry-style malware outbreak before it starts. The software giant has released fixes for a Remote Desktop Services (aka Terminal Services) vulnerability that...
08:23 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget Twitter will direct vaccine-related searches to 'a credible' source
Nearly every social media platform has introduced tools to stop the spread of misinformation around vaccines. The latest change comes from Twitter. Now, when users search for vaccine-related content, ...
07:41 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget Apple Pay can be used for iTunes, App Store and Apple Book purchases
You can now use Apple Pay to make purchases from iTunes, the App Store and Apple Books. You can also use it for Apple Music and iCloud storage subscriptions. MacRumors spotted the change in a recently...
07:32 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget AT&T will pull shows like 'Friends' from streaming rivals
Don't expect Warner-made shows like Friends to persist on existing streaming services once AT&amp;T's WarnerMedia launches its offering. AT&amp;T chief Randall Stephenson said at a J...
07:10 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget Florida governor says Russians accessed voter databases in 2016
Hackers from Russia gained access to voter databases in two Florida counties before the 2016 presidential election, Gov. Ron DeSantis said. While the hackers didn't compromise election results or...
06:59 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget Facebook revives 'View As Public' profile feature
Today, Facebook announced two changes that could make it easier to manage your publicly visible info. First, Facebook is bringing back the "View As Public" feature that allows users to previ...
06:45 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget Tomorrow's general AI revolution will grow from today's technology
During his closing remarks at the I/O 2019 keynote last week, Jeff Dean, Google AI's lead, noted that the company is looking at "AI that can work across disciplines," suggesting the Sil...
06:31 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget The Large Magellanic Cloud comes alive in a 240 megapixel image
The Large Magellanic Cloud is what Austin Powers might call a quasi galaxy, just one percent the Milky Way's size and orbiting it like a hanger-on. At a distance of 163,000 light-years from Earth...
05:31 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget 'World of Warcraft Classic' debuts on August 26th
You now have a date to add to your calendar if you're hankering to revisit World of Warcraft's early days. Blizzard plans to launch World of Warcraft Classic on August 26th in the Americas ...
05:06 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget Watch the OnePlus 7 Pro's pop-up camera lift 49 pounds of cement
If you can get your hands on the OnePlus 7 Pro -- one of two flagship phones released today -- one of the first things you'll notice is that it's done away with the front-facing notch camera...
04:24 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget Disney expects a third live-action 'Star Wars' series by 2022
Disney may not release another Star Wars movie until 2022, but that isn't stopping it from loading its streaming service with Star Wars shows. As part of a presentation (skip to around 46:05) at...
04:15 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget 'Game of Thrones' creators' Star Wars movie is coming in 2022
There's just one episode left of Game of Thrones and the creators of the HBO phenomenon are looking ahead to a project with an even bigger canvas: Star Wars. Disney CEO Bob Iger said today at the...
04:12 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget 'Red Dead Online' is growing faster than 'GTA Online'
Now that Red Dead Online has had several months to build an audience, how is it faring? Quite well, apparently. During an earnings call, Take-Two chief Strauss Zelnick stated that the Red Dead Redem...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget The OnePlus 7 addresses the problems with the 6T
OnePlus has marched out an entire new family of phones for the first time, starting with the OnePlus 7 through to the OnePlus 7 Pro and a 5G-primed device imaginatively titled the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G.Whi...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget OnePlus 7 Pro review: The first true OnePlus flagship
OnePlus can be funny. Sometimes, the company reveals top-notch smartphones with minor flaws. Other times, new devices land with new features that were a flop. The 6T I reviewed earlier this year is a ...
03:58 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget Burger King's Impossible Whopper is available in three more cities
Burger King is taking its Impossible Whopper on tour. The meatless Whopper's debut in St. Louis, Missouri, earlier this month, was such a success, that Burger King has plans to roll it out across...
03:55 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget Google's universal shopping cart will work across Search and Images
Google's Shopping experience has gotten a big upgrade -- one that turns the tech giant's various products into one seamless shopping portal. The company has introduced a universal shopping c...
03:44 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget Epic Games will receive a BAFTA Special Award next month
Epic Games will add another award to its trophy cabinet next month, when it picks up a BAFTA Special Award for its contribution to game development. Not only has the company created several hits of it...
03:01 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget Citroens futuristic autonomous EV concept is designed for long trips
Last February, Citroen introduced its Ami One, a tiny electric vehicle (EV) meant to replace bikes and scooters. It was envisioned as a way to make short, all-electric trips around downtown areas. Now...
02:40 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget 'Star Trek' Picard spin-off will hit Amazon for global streaming
You'll have an opportunity to watch CBS' Jean-Luc Picard series outside of North America -- if you're willing to subscribe to Amazon, that is. CBS has revealed that the Star Trek produ...
01:58 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget 'Invader Zim' and 'Rocko's Modern Life' movies are coming to Netflix
Netflix has revealed it will release two movies based on beloved Nickelodeon animated shows this summer. Viacom said in its earnings call last week it had sold the rights to Rocko's Modern Life: ...
01:54 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget Disney takes full control of Hulu in deal with Comcast
When AT&amp;T sold its shares of Hulu last month, Disney and Comcast were left as the company's sole owners. Today, Comcast relinquished its control, leaving Disney in charge of the streaming...
01:32 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget Pay with crypto at Whole Foods, Gamestop and other retailers
It's been difficult to spend cryptocurrencies at retail due to the technical and regulatory headaches associated with it, but that might not be an issue at some stores in the near future. Flexa ...
01:20 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget 'Oddworld: Soulstorm' trailer takes us right back to Abe's world
Oddworld: Soulstorm, the upcoming remake of 1998's Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus on the PlayStation 1, is taking shape -- and going by the latest trailer, it looks like it's been worth the wa...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget Adobe's latest Lightroom smooths skin without the 'plastic' effect
Instagrammers and portrait photographers alike use Facetune-style skin smoothing techniques on photos, but it often gives your subject an overly unnatural "plastic" effect. Adobe is addressi...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget VR puzzle game 'Moss' gets new missions for the Oculus Quest
To celebrate the release of wireless VR headset Oculus Quest, Polyarc is releasing new content for Moss, the adorable puzzle adventure that's made waves on the VR gaming landscape. Our swashbuckl...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget Owlcam will bundle 911 Assist with its security dashcam
Last year, Owlcam debuted its first cloud-connected dashcam. It was unique because not only did it record your trips, but it also doubled as a real-time security camera for your vehicle. The cost of t...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget Google Assistant finally controls Sonos speakers
It took well over a year, but Sonos is finally ready to offer native voice control on its speakers beyond Alexa. Sonos is rolling out a promised software update that enables Google Assistant control, ...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget Thanks to AR, the Statue of Liberty is more accessible than ever
Rather than build the Statue of Liberty in such a way that its 200,000-lb copper shell stood upright on its own, Gustave Eiffel &mdash; the man behind the eponymous tower &mdash; designed it a...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget Match app adds an offline dating coach for your online dating woes
Online dating is its own big, scary jungle, and often users are left on their own when it comes to problems like ghosting or mixed signals in texts. Match.com thinks it can help users navigate that ju...
12:22 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget Netflix has plans for E3 beyond its 'Stranger Things' game
An awkward, staged Twitter conversation between Netflix and the E3 gaming convention has revealed that Stranger Things isn't the only Netflix Originals videogame on the way....
12:17 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget Facebook's FTC punishment could involve 20 years of oversight
Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are edging closer to negotiating the tech giant's multibillion dollar penalty for security failures. Reuters reports that the deal "could be a...
11:30 am -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Lenovo's foldable-screen laptop
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.This morning, we're checking out the latest update in Walmart vs. Amazon, and Lenovo's bright new idea for a laptop is going to feel very familiar....
11:00 am -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget HP's Omen X 2s is a dual-screen gaming laptop
Now that most gaming laptops are thin, light and powerful, what can a company do to stand out from the crowd? HP has the answer with the Omen X 2S, which packs the "world's first dual-screen...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget Soundtrap for Storytellers is Spotify's latest play for podcasters
Spotify has been snatching up companies left and right. One of the odder acquisitions was Soundtrap, an online music production tool. It just didn't really seem to fit with the rest of the compan...
10:23 am -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget Vodafone will launch the UK's first 5G service on July 3rd
The UK is finally getting 5G, and Vodafone will be the first network to provide it. The company says its 5G will go live on July 3rd, with 5G roaming following later this summer. And, crucially, it wo...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget Alexa Guard is ready to turn your Echo into a home security device
It took more than half a year to come to fruition, but Amazon's Alexa Guard is finally a reality. Starting today, Americans can use their Echo speakers as home security devices -- tell Alexa &qu...
09:13 am -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget Walmart takes on Amazon Prime with free, next-day deliveries
Walmart has introduced its answer to Amazon's one-day shipping for Prime subscribers. The retail giant's NextDay delivery offering is rolling out in Phoenix and Las Vegas today, May 14th, an...
07:50 am -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget Grindr's Chinese owner has to sell the app by June 2020
Kunlun, the Chinese mobile company that owns Grindr, has to sell the popular gay-dating app by the middle of next year. It has reached an agreement with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the Unit...
06:02 am -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget Adobe warns Creative Cloud users with older apps of legal problems
Adobe Creative Cloud subscribers who haven't updated their apps in a while may want to check their inboxes. The software company has sent out emails to customers warning them of being "at ri...
03:57 am -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget What's on TV: 'Game of Thrones' finale, 'Rage 2' and 'Fleabag'
This weekend, the Game of Thrones series wraps up its run on HBO. Still, there are other TV events occurring this week, including the season finale of Barry that will air directly after Thrones. US au...
03:01 am -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget Korg is working on a new DIY digital synth, no soldering required
When it comes to tiny synthesizers, Teenage Engineering's Pocket Operators immediately come to mind. Korg may give the company more competition later this year though, and it may take a more DIY ...
01:53 am -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget WhatsApp call exploit let attackers slip spyware on to phones
WhatsApp appears to have been the inadvertent conduit for a surveillance campaign. Both WhatsApp and Israeli software developer NSO Group have confirmed that an exploit in WhatsApp's voice calli...
12:48 am -04 - Tue, May 14, 2019
Engadget Lyft also trying out PIN-based airport pickups in Portland
Lyft wants to speed up airport pickups with some changes to how it matches drivers. The rideshare company is debuting a PIN-based pickup feature at Portland International Airport today, with the plan ...
11:41 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2019
Engadget Trump administration proposes another $1.6 billion for Moon efforts
The Trump administration isn't convinced the $10.7 billion set aside for space exploration in the proposed 2020 budget is enough to help put astronauts on the Moon by 2024. The President has sub...
11:20 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2019
Engadget WarnerMedia may stream show debuts before they reach TV
AT&amp;T's WarnerMedia may debut new episodes of popular shows on its upcoming streaming service, right before they hit cable. Sources told The Information that WarnerMedia wants to prioritiz...
10:30 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2019
Engadget Lenovo is working on a ThinkPad with a foldable display
Sure, foldable phones are intriguing, but have you considered foldable laptops? Lenovo has clearly been thinking about the concept for awhile, and today, it's ready to unveil an early preview of ...
10:09 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2019
Engadget Boost Mobile informs customers about a data breach -- two months ago
Sprint-owned virtual mobile network operator Boost Mobile quietly informed customers that it suffered a data breach that allowed hackers to access some user accounts. In a notice posted on the Boost M...
09:31 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2019
Engadget Spotify tests a version of Stories for artists
Count Spotify among the ranks of internet giants duping Snapchat's Stories feature. The streaming music service has confirmed an Android Police report that it's testing a Storyline feature ...
08:55 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2019
Engadget Apple: The App Store isn't a monopoly 'by any metric'
This morning, the Supreme Court decided to allow iPhone owners to proceed with a lawsuit against Apple. The plaintiffs claim that Apple has a monopoly through the App Store. Apple tried to argue that ...
08:34 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2019
Engadget Apple Pay will support NFC stickers on scooters and parking meters
Apple is reportedly working on a new NFC feature that will allow iPhone users to make Apple Pay purchases by tapping special, NFC-equipped tags. That means retailers won't need bulky terminals, a...
06:39 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2019
Engadget Twitter says it accidentally stored and shared some iOS location data
Twitter says it fixed a bug that caused it to inadvertently collect and share some users' location data. It affected some people who were logged in to more than one account on its iOS app. If you...
06:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2019
Engadget Hanu Labs' Stone vaporizer hits like a ton of bricks
It's not hard for us to guess what the oil vape in your pocket looks like. If it's a 510, chances are it looks pretty much like every other 510 in existence. Even the new generation of vapes...
05:45 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2019
Engadget Twitch streamers can soundtrack shows with Anjunabeats' dance tunes
Twitch streamers don't have great options for legal music -- if they're not willing to pay for licenses, they typically have to either rely on free-to-use fare or accept that parts of their ...
05:29 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2019
Engadget Facebook increases pay for contractors and content moderators
It's no secret that Facebook depends on contract laborers, who do everything from moderate content to help train AI. But the work those contractors do is often anxiety-inducing and under-paid. In...
05:13 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2019
Engadget Uber is testing PIN-based pickup at the Portland airport
Finding your Uber at a crowded arrivals curb while several other passengers are doing the same can be daunting. To help alleviate that pain, Uber is piloting a PIN feature today at Portland Internatio...
05:10 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2019
Engadget iOS 12.3 is out now with overhauled TV app
Just seven weeks after rolling out iOS 12.2, Apple has released iOS 12.3. The biggest update this time around is a major refresh of the TV app ahead of the Apple TV+ streaming service debuting later t...
05:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2019
Engadget Samsung's 2019 TVs can now use Apple's updated TV app
The redesign of the Apple TV app goes live today, and Samsung is claiming its spot as the first TV manufacturer to support it. The company announced that 2018 and 2019 models of Samsung smart TVs will...
05:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2019
Engadget Apple's redesigned TV app arrives today
If you've been patiently waiting for Apple's redesigned TV app, which was revealed back in March, today is your lucky day. The company is now rolling out the updated application to iPhone, i...
04:32 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2019
Engadget Amazons Ring could finally get HomeKit support
The wait for Amazon's Ring video doorbell to integrate with Apple's HomeKit could soon be over. Ring has long promised HomeKit support, but it's faced repeated delays. Now, it looks lik...
04:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2019
Engadget Lenovo's new ThinkBook laptop line is built for slimness and security
It's not often that Lenovo starts a brand new laptop range, and this one may be worth a look if you're getting one with work in mind. The PC maker has introduced the ThinkBook series, which...
04:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2019
Engadget Lenovo launches ThinkReality AR and VR headset for enterprises
Lenovo is continuing its expansion into new, unexpected categories outside of its PC business and today the company announced it's launching a new AR-and-VR system targeted at businesses. It'...
03:43 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2019
Engadget Japan begins testing the world's fastest bullet train
Last week, Japan started testing its latest and fastest bullet train. The Shinkansen ALFA-X is capable of reaching 400 kilometers per hour (249 mph), and it's expected to enter operation around 2...
03:22 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2019
Engadget Relive 'Snake' as an ever-growing bus in 'Snakeybus'
Most modern incarnations Snake involve only slight twists on the original formula, but you can't accuse Stovetop of playing it safe. The indie developer has released Snakeybus, a title that has ...
02:30 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2019
Engadget The best lenses for Fujifilm X mount
If you have an interest in portrait photography, and if you can afford it, the Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R is a no-brainer. Images are sharp edge-to-edge, even when wide open, and out-of-focus areas are b...
02:21 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2019
Engadget Supreme Court rules against Apple in App Store price fixing case
The Supreme Court has ruled against Apple in a long-standing case over price fixing in the App Store, in a decision that allows iPhone owners to proceed with a lawsuit against the company. The court h...
02:11 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2019
Engadget Amazon might start using robots to box your orders
A few weeks ago, Amazon said it will be at least 10 years before the company is running fully-automated warehouses. But partial automation is already underway. According to Reuters, Amazon is consider...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2019
Engadget Wandering the quiet digital halls of Habbo hotel
"I'm Unicorn_farts and welcome to your official Habbo Intelligence Agency Training Session!"I was in a strange room filled with black couches, ebony walls and various elevators trapped ...
01:30 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2019
Engadget What we're listening to: 'The Comedians Comedian' and 'Up First'
In this month's installment of our audio IRL, we're back to podcasts. Senior Editor Daniel Cooper explains why Stuart Goldsmith's show is a delight and Senior News Editor Billy Steele e...
01:18 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2019
Engadget Crowdfunded 'Outer Wilds' drops Steam for Epic Store exclusivity
It's not surprising to see Epic snapping up exclusives for its Games Store, but now it's making moves on crowdfunded titles. Mobius Digital has revealed that its space exploration title Out...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2019
Engadget Tamagotchi On is connected, cute and cacophonous
Beep. Beep. Beep! The constant refrain of an unhappy Tamagotchi. Or any Tamagotchi, really. '90s kids learned to both love and dread that sound when the egg-shaped Japanese toy hit American shore...
12:10 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2019
Engadget CO2 levels are the highest since humanity began
CO2 levels on Earth have officially hit 415 parts per million (ppm), according to readings taken at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawai'i. That's the highest level since homo sapiens came ont...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, May 13, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Germany starts testing its 'electric highway'
Hey, good morning! We're back. SpaceX's internet satellites are ready for launch, Germany starts testing its electric highway and the best coding kits for little ones. Phew. Let's get t...
10:11 am -04 - Mon, May 13, 2019
Engadget The Orville will return for a third season on Fox
The adventures of the USS Orville will continue, as Fox has renewed The Orville for a third season. Seth MacFarlane's show concerns the crew of the eponymous spaceship, as it explores the depths ...
03:43 am -04 - Mon, May 13, 2019
Engadget Botched update crashes hundreds of Netherlands police ankle monitors
Mangled software updates are a headache for everyday users, but they created serious trouble for Dutch law enforcement in recent days. Officials have revealed that a software update created a "di...
02:01 am -04 - Mon, May 13, 2019
Engadget Elon Musk shows SpaceX's first internet satellites ready for launch
This might be your best chance to get a peek at SpaceX's Starlink internet satellites before they're hurtled into orbit. Elon Musk has posted a photo (below) of the first 60 production sate...
12:28 am -04 - Mon, May 13, 2019
Engadget US charges nine people over $2.4 million SIM hijacking ring
American law enforcement just took down a significant SIM hijacking ring. Federal agents have charged nine men with wire fraud and identity theft charges for participating in The Community, a group t...
10:57 pm -04 - Sun, May 12, 2019
Engadget NASA wants your memories of the Apollo 11 Moon landing
Were you fortunate enough to watch the Apollo 11 Moon landing as it happened, or know someone who did? NASA wants to hear from you. It recently launched a story program that asks the public to submi...
09:26 pm -04 - Sun, May 12, 2019
Engadget Kamala Harris sees Facebook as a 'utility' that might need breaking up
Senator Elizabeth Warren isn't the only major presidential candidate eyeing the possibility of breaking up Facebook. Fellow Senator Kamala Harris stated in a CNN interview that she believed the ...
08:02 pm -04 - Sun, May 12, 2019
Engadget Respawn will ban 'Apex Legends' players who mooch on their teams
Ever dealt with a teammate in an online game who was clearly there just to leech on your success? You might not have to in Apex Legends. As part of a broader update on its plans, Respawn has warned th...
06:29 pm -04 - Sun, May 12, 2019
Engadget SEC approves a stock exchange built for tech startups
For tech companies, going public is often fraught with pressure -- they're suddenly expected to deliver positive news every quarter, and they might push innovation to the wayside in the quest to ...
05:00 pm -04 - Sun, May 12, 2019
Engadget The best USB audio interface
By Daniel VargheseThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commi...
03:30 pm -04 - Sun, May 12, 2019
Engadget After Math: Break them up
It's been another week of gaffes from the tech industry's marquee companies -- but then again, when aren't firms living the "move fast, break stuff" credo not shooting themsel...
01:29 pm -04 - Sun, May 12, 2019
Engadget Gene-modified viruses rescue patient from drug-resistant 'superbug'
Doctors normally resort to bacteriophages (bacteria-killing viruses) to kill antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" only when they've run out of options, in part because it's difficult t...
11:55 am -04 - Sun, May 12, 2019
Engadget 'Rage 2' will receive at least two paid add-ons after launch
Just because Rage 2 is a single-player game doesn't mean its gameplay will remain all that static. Avalanche and Bethesda have published a 2019 roadmap for the open-world shooter, and it's ...
05:44 am -04 - Sun, May 12, 2019
Engadget Germany tests its first 'electric highway' for trucks
Germany is joining the ranks of those countries betting on "electric highways" to foster eco-friendly trucking. The country has started real-world tests of an eHighway system on a 3.1-mile ...
02:27 am -04 - Sun, May 12, 2019
Engadget CBS All Access will stream 'Twilight Zone' in black and white
It's not often that streaming services are willing to release new versions of their shows to cater to fans, but CBS All Access is willing to make an exception. It's launching a black-and-wh...
12:59 am -04 - Sun, May 12, 2019
Engadget Tinder preps 'Lite' version of its dating app for data-limited areas
Add Tinder to the growing list of tech giants launching lightweight apps to reel in more users. As part of an earnings call, Match Group divulged plans for a Tinder Lite app that would be smaller and...
11:26 pm -04 - Sat, May 11, 2019
Engadget Facebook says it needs more regulation, not a breakup
Facebook wasn't content offering a brief statement rejecting co-founder Chris Hughes' call to break up the social network. Global Affairs and Communications VP Nick Clegg has published an o...
09:57 pm -04 - Sat, May 11, 2019
Engadget Netflix's 'She-Ra' reboot returns for a third season on August 2nd
She-Ra and her squad of kick-ass magical princesses are coming back for a third season -- this time with Geena Davis as part of the cast. The award-winning actress and champion of female representatio...
08:31 pm -04 - Sat, May 11, 2019
Engadget Facebook sues firm for allegedly misusing app data to target ads
Facebook is trying to preempt Cambridge Analytica-style scandals with legal action. The social network has sued the South Korean analytics firm Rankwave for allegedly misusing its app data for ad tar...
07:00 pm -04 - Sat, May 11, 2019
Engadget HTC will release a cheaper blockchain phone later this year
HTC is dead serious about its foray into crypto-phones. Today, the Taiwanese company announced the Exodus 1s, a cheaper version of the Exodus flagship that was launched last year. We don't know m...
05:28 pm -04 - Sat, May 11, 2019
Engadget Amazon says it mistakenly pulled ads with religious content
Amazon's growing ad business may have produced some unintended casualties. CNBC has learned that Amazon staffers were mistakenly removing ads with religious content, explaining to sellers that a...
04:30 pm -04 - Sat, May 11, 2019
Engadget Recommended Reading: Google Duplex still confuses restaurants
One year later, restaurants are still confused by Google DuplexNatt Garun,The VergeGoogle had us in awe when it debuted the AI-powered Duplex tech at I/O 2018. The system can be used to make reservati...
04:00 pm -04 - Sat, May 11, 2019
Engadget Hitting the Books: Autonomous cars will do more than drive you around
Welcome, dear readers, to 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 internet for the most interesti...
02:00 pm -04 - Sat, May 11, 2019
Engadget How Android Q supports 5G apps and why you should care
When Francesco Grilli and his peers were working on the 4G standard, they had a few ideas as to what the popular use cases might be. Video calls over the internet, perhaps, or rich messaging content, ...
01:30 pm -04 - Sat, May 11, 2019
Engadget This week in tech history: Google unveils the first consumer Chromebooks
At Engadget, we spend every day looking at how technology will shape the future. But it's also important to look back at how far we've come. That's what This Week in Tech History does. ...
01:15 pm -04 - Sat, May 11, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Reviewing Mercedes' tech-filled A220
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.The weekend is a perfect time to catch up on everything announced during Microsoft's Build 2019 conference and Google's I/O event. Of course, the news wa...
10:38 am -04 - Sat, May 11, 2019
Engadget Virgin Galactic is moving its spaceship and crew to Spaceport America
Virgin Galactic's deal with New Mexico entails moving its commercial spaceflight activities to Spaceport America when its vehicles and operations are ready for primetime. Looks like the company i...
07:56 am -04 - Sat, May 11, 2019
Engadget Mack's new electric truck hauls trash
By John Beltz SnyderThere's nothing quite like being woken up at the crack of dawn by a giant, slow moving truck that &mdash; while it may take your trash and recycling from your curb &md...
02:48 am -04 - Sat, May 11, 2019
Engadget Netflix launches 'top ten most-watched' lists in the UK
A few weeks ago, Netflix mentioned it would experiment with releasing "weekly top 10 lists" across various categories, and the first test has gone out on social media. For now it's only...
12:02 am -04 - Sat, May 11, 2019
Engadget TiVo plans to split its product and licensing divisions
TiVo, one of the early makers of DVRs, has been on the hunt for potential buyers. The company announced it is splitting its product and intellectual property licensing divisions on Friday, perhaps in ...
09:58 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2019
Engadget Boeing shows off its Starliner's latest parachute test
As SpaceX and Boeing continue with their commercial crew space race, Boeing posted this video showing a test of the parachutes on its Starliner vehicle. The plan is for the crew to parachute down in t...
08:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2019
Engadget Elon Musk will go to court over 'pedo guy' comments
Elon Musk hasn't had success avoiding a trial over his accusations that cave rescue diver Vernon Unsworth was a "pedo guy." Judge Stephen Wilson has determined that the defamation laws...
07:01 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2019
Engadget Our readers tell us whats wrong with the Google Pixel Slate
Though he's well-known around the Engadget office for being a Chromebook enthusiast, deputy managing editor Nathan Ingraham found little to recommend about Google's Pixel Slate. It would app...
06:30 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2019
Engadget Louis Vuittons flexible-screen handbags are the definition of extra
With flexible screens being all the rage nowadays, more and more companies are building products touting the technology. But there's an unexpected one joining the craze: Louis Vuitton. The luxury...
06:10 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2019
Engadget A BMW outage made Apple CarPlay unusable
BMW owners in both the US and UK have been locked out of Apple's CarPlay interface on their vehicles due to system-wide outages of ConnectedDrive. 9to5Mac reported that complaints from drivers on...
06:05 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2019
Engadget Celebrity holograms sketch me out, but are they the future?
Roy Orbison has been dead since 1988 but that didn't stop him from going on a North American tour last winter. Nor has it stopped Whitney Houston, Ronnie James Dio and the Notorious B.I.G. -- or ...
05:13 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2019
Engadget eBay opens QR code-powered shop in the UK
Today, eBay opened a brick and mortar concept store in the UK's Wolverhampton. The month-long retail experiment will offer wares from 40 small, local businesses and will host a series of free, in...
05:11 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2019
Engadget US and Luxembourg sign 'space commerce' pact
The current US government relishes the thought of bringing business to space, and it's now eager to make deals with countries that share the same dreams. The US has signed a memorandum of unders...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2019
Engadget The best cable modem
By Joel Santo Domingo and Thorin KlosowskiThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget ...
04:30 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2019
Engadget The Mercedes A220 raises the bar for 'inexpensive' luxury cars
Luxury vehicles are expensive. German luxury vehicles are very expensive. Sure, you get bottom-of-the-barrel trim on the cheapest fancy car, but typically that means you end up longing for the next-le...
04:13 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2019
Engadget Sony releases its 'God of War' making-of documentary on YouTube
God of War was one of the biggest games of last year. It was among the top ten best-selling titles of 2018 and it scooped up numerous plaudits, including Game of the Year at the Game Awards and a cove...
03:58 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2019
Engadget Uber's IPO went off amid outcry over labor conditions and wages
Uber's much-anticipated IPO happened this morning, with shares hitting the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol UBER. The IPO raised $8.1 billion, with shares set at $45 and the company value...
03:34 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2019
Engadget Lyft just started experimenting with car rentals in San Francisco
Between offering on-demand rides and peppering cities with electric scooters, Lyft has been pushing hard to minimize the need to actually own a car. Now, the company is exploring yet another way to fu...
03:23 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2019
Engadget A multiplayer 'Predator' game is coming to PS4 next year
A new take on Predator is coming to PS4. At yesterday's PlayStation State of Play, we learned that IllFonic, the studio behind Friday the 13th, is working on Predator: Hunting Ground. Due out in ...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2019
Engadget The best tech for improving your photography
Motorized gimbals are a big part of filmmaking these days, as they can smooth out dramatic camera movements or, if you're less adventurous, just help you capture clean footage while you're w...
02:28 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2019
Engadget India reportedly opens Android antitrust investigation
India is said to be investigating Google over Android antitrust concerns. The details of the probe are fairly thin for now, because the Competition Commission of India hasn't yet publicized the o...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2019
Engadget US charges China-based hacking group for massive 2015 Anthem breach
Four years after hackers committed one of the worst data breaches in history, the US Justice Department has charged a "sophisticated China-based hacking group" with the attacks. An indictmen...
01:32 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2019
Engadget Netflix streams sci-fi thriller 'I Am Mother' on June 7th
The trailer Netflix has dropped for I Am Mother will have you wondering which character to trust in a post-apocalyptic world where humans are supposed to be done for. Do you put your faith in the soft...
12:54 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2019
Engadget Mozilla explains why all Firefox add-ons broke at once
Firefox Chief Technology Officer Eric Rescorla has written a detailed blog post explaining exactly how the browser's add-ons came to break all at once last week, how it was fixed, and how the com...
12:28 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2019
Engadget Google Podcasts comes to iOS and desktop
Android users have had Google Podcasts since last summer, but iOS and desktop users will now be able to take advantage of the search giant's straightforward listening interface....
11:15 am -04 - Fri, May 10, 2019
Engadget Amazon promises to crack down on toxic school supplies
Amazon has agreed to enforce more stringent rules nationwide when it comes to selling children's school supplies and jewelry after an investigation by the Washington Attorney General's Offic...
10:30 am -04 - Fri, May 10, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Ninja bombs and Jeff Bezos' lunar lander
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Happy Friday! This morning, we've got Nike's augmented reality-powered sneaker-fitting app, our new guide to all the parenting tech you might need (and e...
09:05 am -04 - Fri, May 10, 2019
Engadget Nintendo will let you play 'Tetris 99' offline for $10
Releasing Tetris 99 as a free-to-play Switch game was a canny move by Nintendo, as the popular online-only title motivated users to get a Switch Online membership. Now, Nintendo is introducing a paid ...
06:51 am -04 - Fri, May 10, 2019
Engadget Netflix will adapt more Dark Horse comics into shows and movies
Netflix might become home to lot more Dark Horse Comics show and movie adaptations. The streaming giant has forged a deal with its production arm, Dark Horse Entertainment, giving it first look at all...
03:22 am -04 - Fri, May 10, 2019
Engadget iFixit peeks inside the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL to see what's missing
Now that Google has come back to the midrange phone market, the folks at iFixit have peered inside the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL to see what you do (or don't) get for your money. Just like their m...
02:27 am -04 - Fri, May 10, 2019
Engadget The $70 Fitbit for kids is now available
Last summer, Fitbit introduced its kid-focussed fitness tracker, Ace. Now, the company is back with a new model, Ace 2, and it's dropped the price by $30. Fitbit teased Ace 2 in March, when it an...
01:07 am -04 - Fri, May 10, 2019
Engadget The new Android Q beta is a mostly cosmetic update
The Android Q beta 3 is here, and like the first public beta of this OS, there's not much to get excited about. This beta doesn't offer the meatiest update, but it is our first look at some ...
12:25 am -04 - Fri, May 10, 2019
Engadget With Android Q, Google is pushing for more elegant, standardized gestures
At last year's developer conference, Google gave us our first taste of Android Pie's gesture-based navigation system. It was, uh, pretty rough: the classic, three-button navigation scheme wa...
12:13 am -04 - Fri, May 10, 2019
Engadget Jeff Bezos reveals his 'Blue Moon' lunar lander
Blue Origin is building a lunar lander aptly called the Blue Moon. Jeff Bezos has announced his space company's shared goal with NASA to go back to our planet's fateful companion in the next...
11:57 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget Instagram will block hashtags spreading fake news about vaccines
Just one day after coming under fire for inconsistent practices in its handling of misinformation about vaccines, Instagram told Engadget that it will block hashtags that surface "verifiably fals...
11:21 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget Ever quietly trained facial recognition AI using its photo storage app
Ever, a free photo storage app, has been using the billions of photos and videos uploaded by its users to train a facial recognition tool it plans on selling to private companies and the U.S. governme...
10:48 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget 'Final Fantasy VII Remake' still exists, and here's video proof
Final Fantasy VII Remake is a big deal. It's the upgraded, high-fidelity version of a legendary installment in the Final Fantasy franchise, and it's been blanketed in mystery since its annou...
10:21 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget Livescribe is giving the smartpen another shot
We haven't heard much from Livescribe in the past couple years, but today, the company announced it's back with a next-gen smartpen, improved apps and an Office plug-in. Like past models, th...
09:22 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget See a new PS4 game unveiled during Sony's 'State of Play' at 6 PM ET
Since Sony is scheduling occasional live-streamed press conferences in the vein of Nintendo Direct instead of going to E3, it's time for the second State of Play. For this PlayStation event, the ...
08:59 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget CIA 'Ninja bomb' replaces explosives with six long blades
The US apparently has a unique approach to minimizing bystander casualties from drone strikes: replace the warhead with old-fashioned knives. The Wall Street Journal has learned that both the CIA and ...
08:30 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget Sonos will finally launch Google Assistant on some speakers next week
It's been more than a year in the making, but Sonos will finally roll out support for Google Assistant next week. The company confirmed the launch in its quarterly earnings release, saying that s...
08:10 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget Hugo Barra is no longer in charge of Facebook VR
Facebook's executive shuffle in its VR team continues. The company's vice president of VR, Hugo Barra, is stepping down from the role to take a new position "building a global AR/VR pa...
07:05 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget 'Ghost Recon Breakpoint' pits you against killer drones
Ubisoft revealed the latest entry in its long-running Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon franchise at a world premiere event Thursday. Set on a remote Pacific island called Auroa, home to a mysterious tech...
06:48 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget Korg's Volca Nubass is a vacuum tube analog synthesizer
Korg debuted its Nutube tech a couple years back, but so far the tiny vacuum tubes have only surfaced in select products. Nutubes have been used in a distortion pedal and a mini guitar amplifier head,...
06:26 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget Google Nest could rule the smart home, if it can get privacy right
This week, Google rebranded its Home products as Nest, finally bringing the company's smart home products under one umbrella. Going forward, all of Google's connected home products will have...
06:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget Wirecutter deals: The PS4 Pro for 10 percent 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...
06:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: The PS4 Pro for 10 percent 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...
05:34 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget Netflix acquires StoryBots childrens brand
Netflix has acquired StoryBots, the children's educational brand created by Gregg and Evan Spiridellis, the founders of JibJab. The Spiridellis have entered into a deal with Netflix to expand the...
05:13 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget Waze integrates Pandora for seamless road trip tunes
Pandora users can now access their music through Waze, meaning you won't have to flip between the apps as you drive. From the Waze app, iOS and Android users can simply click the music icon in th...
05:01 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget Apple is no longer selling LG's UltraFine 5K display
It looks like Apple has unceremoniously dropped another third-party display option from its online store. 9to5Mac noticed the LG UltraFine 5K display appears to be no longer available for purchase fro...
04:29 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget Facebook co-founder urges FTC to break up the company
Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes has joined the chorus of prominent voices calling for regulators to break up the social networking colossus. In a New York Times op-ed, he wrote that his college roomm...
04:27 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget Alibaba opens e-commerce platform to sellers outside of China
China's e-commerce giant Alibaba is now allowing businesses from a select few other countries to sell goods on its platform. AliExpress, which enabled small and medium-sized companies in China to...
04:15 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget FCC denies China Mobile's bid to provide services in the US
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai signaled that he wanted to reject China Mobile's application to become a telecom provider in the US, and the agency has just acted on that promise. The Commission has unani...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget The parents of Engadget on the big (and often gimmicky) world of baby tech
Here at Engadget, we don't do Mother's Day gift guides. Nor Father's Day either. But as the site has grown up over the past 15 years, so has our staff. Whereas we used to just have one ...
03:50 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget Windows 10 update pushes Microsoft closer to a password-free future
With its Windows 10 May 2019 update, Microsoft is getting one step closer to eliminating passwords. The company's Windows Hello has earned its FIDO2 certification -- an industry standard that dee...
03:17 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget Twitter suspensions for promoting terrorism drop yet again
Twitter has released its latest transparency report, covering July-December 2018. During that time, it suspended 166,513 accounts for promoting terrorism. It said 91 percent of them were identified by...
03:05 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget Google's Android app-shrinking tool rolls out to all developers
Google introduced the Android App Bundle last year, a publishing format designed to shrink the size of app installs. It's now out of beta and available to all developers, which means all apps now...
02:22 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget Google will roll out ambiguously gendered emoji to Android Q
The variety of emoji has skyrocketed from 176 since the initial release of the symbols back in 1999, to more than 3,000 today. During that time they've steadily become more inclusive, expanding t...
02:15 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget Skullcandy's take on Apple's AirPods will only cost you $80
If I've learned anything in the time since Apple's original AirPods debuted, it's that there are a lot of people who don't mind wearing earbuds that extend down from their ears. Ap...
02:11 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget FTC complaint alleges Amazon's Echo Dot Kids violates child privacy law
A month after we found out Amazon employees might listen to your Alexa conversations, Amazon is facing more privacy concerns. This time, they have to do with how the company stores data collected by i...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget A parent's guide to raising a good digital citizen
"Do you know what you're looking at?" I ask my five-year-old and seven-year-old when we're on the iPad."Yeah, yeah," they grumble as they swipe and tap during their 10-mi...
01:40 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget Microsoft is evolving by focusing on people
The Microsoft of today would have been unrecognizable just a few years ago. That was clearer than ever at this week's Build conference, where the company once again did its best to court develope...
01:15 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget Samsung sensor paves the way for 64-megapixel smartphone cameras
Samsung has leapt ahead of Sony in the smartphone megapixel wars with the launch of the ISOCELL Bright GW1, the world's' first 64-megapixel sensor for smartphones. The chip, while packing mo...
01:10 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget Nintendo schedules E3 Direct for June 11th
Nintendo fans, grab your diaries: the company has announced its plans for E3. The house of Mario will start with two tournaments, the Splatoon 2 World Championship and three-versus-three Super Smash B...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget Facebook reinvents birthday e-cards for the Stories age
Ever sent a Facebook friend a greeting through Stories? Facebook is making that much easier to do with a new feature that levels up its birthday reminders and poses a challenge to the greeting card in...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget The best alternatives to YouTube Kids
On the surface, it seems like a great idea. YouTube is home to all kinds of quality video content, so a dedicated, age-appropriate version for children sounds great. However, even with a host of paren...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget The best streaming apps for kids
On the surface, it seems like a great idea. YouTube is home to all kinds of quality video content, so a dedicated, age-appropriate version for children sounds great. However, even with a host of paren...
12:31 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget Dyson patents and memo offer a cryptic tease of its first EV
Sir James Dyson has revealed some early details about the company's electric car in a memo sent to employees and seen by Bloomberg and The Telegraph. A set of patents that recently became public ...
12:01 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget Futuristic 'Fortnite' Season 9 arrives with slipstreams and hover platforms
The volcano has erupted, and in its ashy wake Fortnite Season 9 is born -- and it looks decidedly futuristic. As players say goodbye to a successful Season 8, Epic has revealed what's in store fo...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget The dos and don'ts of helping your kid to sleep
Getting kids to sleep is tough for any parent. Getting them to sleep in a world with so much to distract them is even tougher. The devices in our homes and pockets are designed to stimulate, excite an...
11:30 am -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget Nike uses AR to help you find the right fit for your sneakers
Nike has been experimenting heavily with augmented reality for a few years now, and the company is continuing to work on new experiences powered by the technology. The sportswear giant is now introduc...
11:01 am -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget Roku has 29.1 million active users (and no profit)
Roku is finding that there are benefits to being the neutral player in the bloodthirsty wars for our hearts, wallets and streaming service subscriptions. The company's most recent financial figur...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget How to buy tech gifts for other peoples kids
Gift gifting for kids has gotten a lot more complicated over the past two decades or so. Gone are the days when you could just buy a doll or toy truck and know that it would be enjoyed by the child an...
10:30 am -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Android Auto's first full redesign in five years
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Morning! We're getting close to finding out what's up with the Galaxy Fold, but right now we're focused on the upcoming Android Auto redesign and In...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget How to track everything your baby does
As a first-time parent, I was fully expecting to deal with mountains of dirty diapers, constant feedings and losing lots of sleep. But despite reading plenty of parenting books, I didn't realize ...
09:35 am -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget Play the original 'Minecraft' in your browser, for free
Minecraft is celebrating its 10th birthday by making its Classic version easily playable on web browsers. You don't need to download any files to make it work, and you don't have to pay a ce...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget The best coding kits for kids
I'm going to let you in on a little secret. Part of the reason I write about technology for a living is that I couldn't cut it as a coder. It's not that I regret my career choice (I def...
08:38 am -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget Samsung promises more Galaxy Fold launch details by tomorrow
Samsung will reveal a new US launch date for the Galaxy Fold by tomorrow, according to a report from the Korea Herald. CEO Dong-jin Koh said that it "has reviewed the defect caused from substance...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget Using tech to keep your kids organized and on task
Gone are the days of trusty Moleskine 18-month planners, scraps of to-do lists and family calendars hanging on the fridge. Full-time jobs and older kids mean more clubs, more appointments, more social...
07:47 am -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget Android users can pay in cash on Google Play
A few years ago, Google added carrier billing to the Play Store to make paid apps and in-app payments more accessible, even in emerging markets. Now, the tech giant is making it even easier for users ...
05:46 am -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget Google's subscription music numbers reportedly top 15 million
Even as subscription services eat up an ever-growing portion of the overall music business, Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal report that Google's packages are not expanding at the same rate....
02:30 am -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget Netflix completes 'Kimmy Schmidt' with an interactive episode in 2020
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt fans will get one more episode of the series, which ended its four season run on Netflix in January. During a Netflix FYSEE panel about the series tonight, creator and execut...
01:32 am -04 - Thu, May 9, 2019
Engadget Nike's latest Snapchat Lens shows support for USWNT
With the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup drawing closer, fans of the US Soccer Women's National Team have one more way to show their support. The creatives at Nike have put together an AR Lens t...
11:21 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2019
Engadget Intel will ramp up 10nm CPU production in June, 7nm in 2021
Intel is nearly ready to ship 10-nanometer processors in large volumes -- no, for real this time. After years of delays, the semiconductor giant has announced that its 10nm mobile Ice Lake processors...
10:13 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2019
Engadget Fox Sports will introduce a real money betting app in the US this fall
What's left of Fox after the Disney deal is venturing into uncharted territory for the company -- namely, a betting app. Fox Sports has unveiled a partnership with gambling app giant Stars Group...
09:41 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2019
Engadget Google improved Android Auto by making it act more like your phone
Every year, Android gets a chance to reinvent itself on smartphones with new features and new design flourishes. The same can't be said of Android Auto, Google's phone-powered in-car interfa...
09:20 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2019
Engadget 'Avengers: Endgame' will stream on Disney starting December 11th
The Disney Corporation held its Q2 2019 earnings call on Wednesday, taking the opportunity to announce that Avengers: Endgame, which has passed $2 billion is ticket sales in just 11 days, will arrive ...
08:46 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2019
Engadget Senators reintroduce bill to improve AI adoption in government
US senators aren't giving up on their dream of promoting AI use in government. A bipartisan group including Cory Gardner, Kamala Harris, Rob Portman and Brian Schatz has reintroduced the AI in G...
08:04 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2019
Engadget Facebook lifts some restrictions on blockchain ads
Facebook is further loosening its limitations on blockchain ads... if only somewhat. As of May 8th, the social network will no longer require pre-approval for ads tied to blockchain tech, news, educa...
07:50 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2019
Engadget What we're buying: A solid MIDI controller that's also easy to use
This week, Senior Editor Roberto Baldwin gives us a behind-the-scenes look at one of the many instruments he uses in one of his many bands. Not only is the 32-slimkey Arturia Keystep MIDI controller a...
07:30 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2019
Engadget Elektron turned its Digitone groove box into a proper synth
If you're into synths and grooveboxes at all, chances are you're familiar with Elektron's Digitone. It's part of it's mid-range "Digi" line of instruments, and it�...
07:11 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2019
Engadget Hackers stole cash from 100 Amazon sellers in 'serious' fraud
Amazon and its sellers are now believed to be the victim of a substantial fraud campaign. A newly public legal filing obtained by Bloomberg has revealed that Amazon reported a "serious" cam...
06:59 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2019
Engadget Riot Games is expanding 'League of Legends,' even in the midst of scandal
League of Legends has been online for nearly 10 years. During that time, it's competed with newcomers like Dota 2, PUBG, Overwatch, Fortnite and a slew of online first-person shooters, yet it...
06:45 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2019
Engadget John Wick is suiting up for a strategy game on consoles, PC and Mac
The next installment in the John Wick movie series will hit theaters next week, but that won't be the end of the line for the Keanu Reeves action franchise. A "fast-paced, action-oriented st...
06:34 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2019
Engadget A generic HIV prevention drug should arrive in 2021
Pharmaceutical giant Gilead has agreed to release its exclusive patent to manufacture and sell the HIV-prevention drug Truvada. This means we could see a generic version of the pre-exposure prophylaxi...
05:58 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2019
Engadget Senate bill would ban paid loot boxes in games aimed at kids
Efforts to crack down on loot boxes in the US might be underway in earnest. Senator Josh Hawley has introduced a bill, the Protecting Children from Abusive Games Act, that would bar games from includ...
05:16 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2019
Engadget A ransomware attack is holding Baltimore's networks hostage
A ransomware attack brought Baltimore city government's computers to a halt yesterday. The hackers are reportedly holding the city's files hostage, demanding up to 13 Bitcoins (about $76,280...
05:09 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2019
Engadget Instagram is working on new rules for banning accounts
Less than a week after banning Alex Jones and other far-right extremists, Instagram has revealed that it is working on a new policy for account removals. These upcoming guidelines, which the company t...
05:01 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2019
Engadget Intel explains Project Athena laptops, promises nine hours of battery life
It's been five months since Intel teased its Project Athena program, and until now, all we really knew was that it'd be similar to the Ultrabook scheme, which paved the way for slim yet effi...
04:41 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2019
Engadget Uber and Lyft drivers are striking over pay and job security
Ridesharing drivers for have acted on promises to go on strike over labor conditions. Workers for Uber, Lyft and other companies in 10 cities (including Chicago, New York City and LA) are staging act...
04:21 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2019
Engadget Samsung leak exposed source code, passwords and employee data
Samsung was reportedly leaking sensitive source code, credentials and secret keys for several internal projects. According to TechCrunch, independent security researcher Mossab Hussein discovered doze...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2019
Engadget CES re-awards revoked robotics prize to women's sex toy
There was outrage and disbelief earlier this year when the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) -- the organization behind the major CES annual tech show -- revoked its Robotics Innovation Award from...
03:31 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2019
Engadget The best lenses for Sony FE mount
More often than not, there's no wow factor to standard zoom lenses. But that's not necessarily the case with the Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8GM lens, which is designed to be ideal for portrait and ...
03:11 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2019
Engadget GOAT lets you preview sneakers in AR before they launch
Today, the secondary sneaker seller GOAT released an augmented reality feature that will let users see pre-release sneakers in AR. This isn't the first time a company has let users view sneakers ...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2019
Engadget Logitech unveils a wireless version of its G502 gaming mouse
At long last, Logitech is releasing a wireless version of its popular G502 gaming mouse. It redesigned the G502 from the ground up for the Lightspeed variant, which uses Logitech's PowerPlay char...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2019
Engadget Origin EVO16-S review: A powerful gaming laptop with a bigger screen
When NVIDIA unveiled RTX ray-tracing GPUs for laptops, a lot of new models launched: 40 of them in all. Origin, a company best known for its customized models, tried to separate itself from the pack w...
02:45 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2019
Engadget VW starts taking deposits for its ID.3 electric hatchback
VW is finally ready to take &euro;1,000 deposits for the production version of its I.D. electric hatchback in 29 European countries. Now called the ID.3, the finished car (which won't come wi...
02:37 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2019
Engadget Tenants win right to have physical keys in NY smart lock case
The landlords of one Manhattan apartment building have been ordered to provide physical keys to tenants who don't want to use smart locks. The decision was reached in a settlement after tenants s...
01:51 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2019
Engadget Amazon's latest Blink security camera lasts two years on AA batteries
It's now clear what the Blink team has been up to since Amazon acquired it in 2017 -- namely, a much-improved version of their core security camera. The newly-unveiled Blink XT2 looks similar on...
01:38 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2019
Engadget The original 'Devil May Cry' will arrive on Nintendo Switch this summer
The original Devil May Cry is coming to Nintendo Switch this summer. The game's official Twitter account made the announcement earlier this week, although no release date or pricing has been reve...
01:21 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2019
Engadget Epson's $500 smart glasses are literally powered by your phone
Smart glasses have been kicking around for more than half a decade now, so it's a bit jarring when a new model is released and they look, well... ugly. Google has already demonstrated that it...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2019
Engadget Bird says its new One e-scooter can survive a year of abuse
The e-scooter market feels like it's growing faster than you can speed down the street on one, which is pretty fast indeed. Today, micromobility company Bird has unveiled its newest model, Bird O...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2019
Engadget Lenovo's latest ThinkPads last even longer between charges
Lenovo has announced the newest additions to its ThinkPad line-up, each boasting improved battery life and increased performance neatly packaged in slim models under three pounds. The T495, T495s and ...
12:30 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2019
Engadget Uno Drum is a $250 drum machine loaded with features
IK Multimedia surprised many last year expanding beyond its normal niche of portable MIDI controllers and iPhone recording interfaces by launching an actual synthesizer. And, not only that, it turned ...
12:02 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2019
Engadget Tesla begins selling a Model 3 tow hitch in Europe
Good news for aspiring Tesla Model 3 owners: the promised official tow hitch has arrived on the Tesla site, at least in Europe. ...
11:34 am -04 - Wed, May 8, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: All the important stuff from Google I/O
Hey, good morning!Google kicked off its big developer conference with a mix of intriguing new hardware (cheap flagship phones, big smart displays), as well as new AI and internet features coming to it...
10:50 am -04 - Wed, May 8, 2019
Engadget Ford is taking its GoRide patient transport service nationwide
Ford has slowly but surely been expanding GoRide's reach ever since it launched the non-emergency medical transportation service. Now, the automaker has revealed its plans to deploy the system to...
10:15 am -04 - Wed, May 8, 2019
Engadget PUBG is now the patriotic Game for Peace in China
Following months of regulatory challenges, games publisher Tencent has pulled the blockbuster PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds out of China and replaced it with a game more in keeping with the count...
09:35 am -04 - Wed, May 8, 2019
Engadget Hackers stole $40 million from a major Bitcoin exchange
Binance, one of the world's largest cryptocurrency exchanges, announced that it lost $40 million (7,000 Bitcoins) in a "large scale security breach." The company said that hackers acces...
08:29 am -04 - Wed, May 8, 2019
Engadget Android TV will benefit once Assistant is linked to live TV guide data
Remember Android TV? Google does, and not just so it can throw some unexpected advertisements on it. During the opening day of I/O 2019, Google revealed that over 80 percent of Android TV devices are ...
07:00 am -04 - Wed, May 8, 2019
Engadget Vivaldi browser syncs Razer Chroma lights with website colors
If you use the Vivaldi browser with a Razer Chroma-enabled device, you'll find your surroundings lit up with a different color based on the website you're visiting. The browser's latest...
06:21 am -04 - Wed, May 8, 2019
Engadget Intel will open three Project Athena Open labs to test next-gen laptops
Intel is opening three laboratories in Taipei, Taiwan, Shanghai, China and Folsom, California to test vendors' laptop components and ensure they adhere to Project Athena's specifications. Th...
05:24 am -04 - Wed, May 8, 2019
Engadget Nintendo is adding 'Donkey Kong Jr.' to Switch Online
Nintendo keeps adding heavyweight game titles from years past to Switch Online, making the subscription service more and more tempting. Now, the service is adding three new games to its list: Donkey K...
03:56 am -04 - Wed, May 8, 2019
Engadget What we're watching: 'Lucifer,' 'Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men'
This week Lucifer returns from the dead for a fourth season on Netflix, while the streaming service also offers up its first season of The Society, with a description that includes the text "a mo...
03:28 am -04 - Wed, May 8, 2019
Engadget MIT AI model is 'significantly' better at predicting breast cancer
MIT researchers have invented a new AI-driven way of looking at mammograms that can help detect breast cancer in women up to five years in advance. A deep learning model created by a team of researche...
01:52 am -04 - Wed, May 8, 2019
Engadget 'Apex Legends' is coming to mobile devices
How will Respawn and EA keep Apex Legends' momentum going? Do what Epic did, apparently -- bring the game to phones and tablets. As part of a call discussing its latest quarterly earnings, EA s...
01:22 am -04 - Wed, May 8, 2019
Engadget Android Pie hits 10 percent adoption two months ahead of its ancestors
Google left people in the dark regarding Android Pie's adoption for more than half a year, but it's finally lifting the curtain -- and Pie is doing better than its predecessors. Updated sta...
12:03 am -04 - Wed, May 8, 2019
Engadget Google will let you play simple games on smart displays
Starting today, developers will be able to create games for Google's smart displays. Google is opening up access to a Google Assistant-based framework called Interactive Canvas, which will allow ...
11:52 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget Watch Google's I/O 2019 keynote in 13 minutes
To say that Google had a busy I/O keynote would be an understatement. There were new Pixel phones and a Nest smart display, but those were really just the start. Google also had an avalanche of AI and...
10:47 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget Yes, Google is working on foldable phone prototypes too
In interviews leading up to this week's Google I/O event, the head of Google's Pixel division faced questions about foldable devices. Talking to CNET, Mario Quieroz acknowledged "We...
10:30 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget Google shows Apple and Samsung how lite flagships are done
In recent years, the price of flagship phones has skyrocketed. What used to cost about $700 now goes for $1,000, albeit with more advanced features packed in. At the time of this writing, the iPhone X...
10:22 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget Waymo's self-driving vans will start picking up Lyft riders in Phoenix
Waymo and Lyft have clarified how their self-driving technology partnership will work in the short term. As an initial move, Lyft customers in the metro Phoenix area will have access to 10 Waymo vehi...
09:59 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget Here's all the important stuff Google announced at I/O 2019
A better, faster, stronger Google is in store for 2019. During its I/O developer conference on Tuesday, the company unveiled dozens of updates to every corner of the Google ecosystem; from search and ...
08:59 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget Google I/O 2019 by the numbers
In addition to its new Pixel 3 and Nest Hub Max, Google revealed a host of recent advancements in the field of Artificial Intelligence. The Assistant is getting a significant speed boost -- not just b...
08:55 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget Chrome will let you block cross-site tracking
The rumors were true -- Google plans to let you block cross-site tracking in Chrome. The search firm has unveiled efforts to improve its cookie controls by distinguishing between single- and multi-si...
08:50 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget Google trains its AI to accommodate speech impairments
For most users, voice assistants are helpful tools. But for the millions of people with speech impairments caused by neurological conditions, voice assistants can be yet another frustrating challenge....
08:21 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget Google is making it easier to build Android apps on a Chromebook
At I/O last year, Google announced it was adding Linux support to Chrome OS, a move that made it a lot easier for web and Android developers to use Chromebooks. One year later, the company says that m...
08:18 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget Google is adding time-lapse mode to every Pixel camera
Pixel phones are getting a new camera mode. Google announced today during its I/O developer conference that a time-lapse option will be coming to all Pixel smartphones. The feature is available out of...
08:13 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget The end of Works With Nest could be trouble for smart homes
Google's integration of the Nest brand may have some downsides for smart home enthusiasts. The company has revealed that it's phasing out its Works With Nest program in the summer in favor ...
08:10 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget Google Assistant can tell apps to order food or track your run
Google Assistant's Actions are about to become decidedly more useful in daily life. Google has expanded App Actions' reach to offer shortcuts for health, finance, food and ridesharing. You c...
07:24 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget Microsoft designs an Xbox controller with Braille
Microsoft is clearly invested in adaptive gaming controllers. Its Xbox Adaptive Controller for Xbox One and PC was the star of its latest Super Bowl ad. The company spent more than a year designing ac...
07:18 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget Google flood forecasting expands in India ahead of monsoon season
Google has been publicly working on an AI-driven flood-prediction system since September, and that service is about to get a lot more data points. Google's flood forecasting service, which predic...
07:10 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget The Pixel 3a XL vs. the competition: Surprisingly capable
It used to be that if you wanted flagship level-specs and a large screen at a lower price, your only option was a OnePlus phone like the 6T. But now you have another option: Today Google announced the...
06:59 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget The Pixel 3a vs. the Pixel 3 and Pixel 2: What's changed?
It's only May but we're already getting new a Pixel phone, just in time for Google I/O. But this release isn't a full-fledged Pixel 4, which we'll probably see this October. Instea...
06:44 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget Google Maps' AR walking directions arrive on Pixel devices today
After first showing off augmented reality directions last year, Google is finally starting to roll out the feature for Google Maps. Starting today, Pixel device owners will be able to view walking dir...
06:33 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget Google is using the Play Store to speed up Android security updates
Google is planning to push out some security updates directly through its Play Store, a feature that will be part of Android Q. As The Verge reports, Google is calling this "Project Mainline,&quo...
06:31 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget Google unveils the lower-cost Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL
Google's worst-kept secret in a long time is now official: meet the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. As expected, both phones are mid-tier devices aimed at people who want the Pixel line's photogra...
06:30 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget Google Pixel 3a XL review: Greater than the sum of its parts
From the moment Google's Pixel 3 and 3 XL went on sale, us reviewers were largely in agreement: The phones' software was far more impressive than the hardware. Fair enough; Google is sti...
06:30 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget Pixel 3a XL review: Google's triumphant return to affordable phones
From the moment Google's Pixel 3 and 3 XL went on sale, us reviewers were largely in agreement: The phones' software was far more impressive than the hardware. Fair enough; Google is still p...
06:29 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget Google turns Duplex into fancy autofill for Chrome
Duplex, Google's AI reservation feature, already knows how to dial a phone. Starting later this year, it will also be able to rent you a car or buy you some movie tickets online....
06:21 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget Google Nest Hub Max hands-on: A bigger, smarter display
I was surprised by how much I liked last year's Google Home Hub. The 7-inch smart display won me over with its beautiful screen and adorable design. It was also popular with other reviewers, who...
06:16 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget Google unveils the Nest Hub Max smart display
When we saw a leak of a device called the Google Nest Hub Max in March, we thought it was a little unusual. Why would a Google Hub device have the Nest branding on it? Now, we know why. At Google I/O,...
06:13 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget Android Q will feature dark mode, live video captioning and lots more
Google likes to drop plenty of surprises at its annual I/O developer event, but there's one thing we always know we'll hear about: the state of Android. Specifically, the next version of And...
06:02 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget Google's privacy push adds Incognito Mode for Maps and Search
Among the new developments announced at Google I/O 2019, CEO Sundar Pichai revealed tweaks that will impact data retention and privacy. Filters that auto-delete web &amp; app activity will become ...
06:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget Google Assistant will understand even more about your life
Scott Huffman, VP of engineering for Google Assistant, said it will better understand context for personal queries such as "weather at Mom's house" or asking it to set remind you to buy...
05:55 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget You don't have to say 'Hey, Google' to shut off your alarm anymore
Sometimes, the smallest changes are the most welcome ones. Google has removed the requirement to say "Hey, Google" before turning off an alarm, streamlining the Assistant process while simul...
05:52 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget Android phones are getting an Assistant-powered driving mode
Google Assistant is about to become a much more help passenger while you're on the road. The assistant is getting a new "driving mode" with voice commands that should make it easier to ...
05:28 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget Next-gen Google Assistant is crazy fast
It's been a year since Google first introduced Duplex, its automated reservation-making feature for Assistant. The AI phone caller has rolled out to customers in 44 states, as well as non-Pixel h...
05:15 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget Google Search adds AR and big Lens upgrades
Google is going to start displaying search results in augmented reality, the company announced today at its I/O 2019 developers conference. "Sometimes what's most helpful in understanding th...
05:09 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget Disney's next batch of 'Star Wars' movies starts in 2022
Disney hasn't quite wrapped up the Star Wars Skywalker saga, which will come to an end this December with Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker. However, it's looking ahead with the franchise, as...
04:30 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget We're live from the Google I/O 2019 keynote!
What a beautiful time of year this is: it's finally, properly warm again, the rains have (temporarily) subsided, and we'll be at Google's I/O developer conference to get a better sense ...
04:15 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget Microsoft teases 'Minecraft' AR for your phone
Microsoft has something big in store for Minecraft fans. The company used the start of Build 2019 to offer a teaser for an augmented reality Minecraft experience for phones. The clip doesn't sa...
03:50 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget Urbanears' $199 portable speaker is meant to be shared
Urbanears is back with a connected home speaker, but this time it's both portable and shareable. The Swedish company's new R&aring;lis speaker is small enough to transport and comes with...
03:10 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget Airbus startup aims to make satellite imagery easier to use
Airbus might just make it easier to use the growing treasure trove of high-res satellite imagery. The aerospace giant has launched a space tech startup, UP42, that promises to make satellite (and dro...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget EA Access game subscription service finally comes to PS4
After nearly five years of being available only on Microsoft platforms, subscription gaming service EA Access is finally making the move to PlayStation 4. The service offers gamers previews of new EA ...
02:37 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget Instagram will soon let you appeal post takedowns
While Instagram has made it easy for users to report posts that may violate its policies, there hasn't been a way for people to contest those decisions. But that will be changing soon. In a media...
02:23 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget Indie hit 'Dead Cells' is coming to mobile this summer
You'll soon get to hack and slash your way through the ever-changing castle of Dead Cells on mobile. Motion Twin's roguelike 'Metroidvania' hit is coming to iOS this summer and And...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget New plastic material can be recycled again and again
We're drowning in plastics. That's why the world's brightest minds are trying to find a way we can effectively deal with plastic waste and make sure we don't add more in the coming...
01:45 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget HBO edited that coffee cup out of 'Game of Thrones'
If you hadn't already heard, HBO accidentally left a coffee cup in a shot from episode four of Game of Thrones' final season -- millions of TV viewers learned that Daenerys can't functi...
01:02 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget Riot Games staff walk out after sexism lawsuits result in forced arbitration
More than 150 employees from Riot Games walked out of the League of Legends publisher's offices in Los Angeles yesterday to protest forced arbitration and sexist culture, and say they are prepare...
12:31 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget Ubisoft could announce a new 'Ghost Recon' game later this week
Something is about to kick off in the world of Ghost Recon, although exactly what remains unclear. The official Twitter account tweeted Monday that fans can expect a Ghost Recon "world premiere e...
12:30 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget How to watch Google's opening I/O 2019 keynote at 1PM ET
This year's Google I/O keynote promises to be a special one. For the first time in a long while, Google has confirmed there will be new hardware -- new Pixel phones are virtually certain, while a...
11:50 am -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget Samsung could lose Galaxy Fold pre-orders if it doesn't ship this month
For a short while, the future looked rosy for the Samsung Galaxy Fold: so many people pre-ordered the $1,980 foldable smartphone that the company had to stop taking registrations as they'd sold o...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget AMD and Cray are building the 'world's most powerful supercomputer'
The US may be set to hang onto the crown of having the world's most powerful supercomputer for some time. Cray Computing and AMD are building an exascale machine with the Oak Ridge National Labor...
10:30 am -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Microsoft, Linux and Windows 10
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.The week started with Microsoft's big developer conference, and at 1 PM ET, we'll be coming to you live from Google I/O 2019. Until then, check out the b...
10:25 am -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget Amazon's New York Go store is the first to accept cash
Amazon's app-powered supermarket chain, Amazon Go, opens its twelfth branch today. Located on Vesey Street in New York, the store is the city's first branch of Amazon Go, which started out i...
09:15 am -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget Chinese spies may have fed stolen NSA tools to Wannacry creators
A group called Shadow Brokers leaked sets of hacking tools back in 2017 that led to massive security breaches around the world, including the infamous WannaCry ransomware attacks. While the group main...
07:54 am -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget Rental company Enterprise tests subscription service for $1,499 a month
Enterprise Holdings is adding a new way to rent cars by offering a monthly subscription service that allows users to swap vehicles four times per month. Subscribe by Enterprise is priced at $1,499 per...
04:34 am -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget Windows 10 will get a built-in Linux kernel this summer
The suddenly-cozy relationship between Linux and Windows is taking another step forward, as Microsoft announced in a blog post that it's going to ship a full Linux kernel in Windows 10. It will a...
04:00 am -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget Master & Dynamic's MW65 are its first noise-cancelling headphones
Last year, Master &amp; Dynamic filled a gap in its headphone lineup with the MW07 true wireless earbuds, but the company was still missing one key feature: noise cancellation. That changes today ...
03:34 am -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget These 'cathartic' stress robots can take a beating
Whether it's a meditation app or looking at puppy videos, much of today's technology focuses on replacing your negative feelings with positive ones. But what if you want to act on all your f...
02:16 am -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget Neil Young book chronicles fight to improve digital music
Music legend Neil Young has spent several years trying (and failing) to push high-resolution music to the masses. A new book by Young tells the story of how the Canadian songwriter set out to develop ...
01:26 am -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget App stores pull dating apps after FTC warning about underage users
You'd think that dating app developers would be sure to keep children from signing up, but that's not always the case. Apple and Google have removed three Wildec dating apps (FastMeet, Meet...
12:19 am -04 - Tue, May 7, 2019
Engadget Alexa takes hands-free voice commands on Windows 10 PCs
Amazon's Alexa app for Windows 10 now behaves more like you'd expect it to -- that is, it behaves more like an Echo speaker. An update to the software has introduced the option to invoke Al...
11:22 pm -04 - Mon, May 6, 2019
Engadget FTC sues 'iBackPack' founder for deceiving crowdfunding backers
After a months-long investigation into the practices of the crowdfunding campaign for iBackPack, the Federal Trade Commission announced today that it will sue the company's founder for misusing f...
10:32 pm -04 - Mon, May 6, 2019
Engadget Apple's first iPhone game in over a decade stars Warren Buffett
Apple doesn't do gags by half-measures, apparently. Tim Cook made an appearance at Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting where he jokingly suggested in a short film that Warren Buffett could ...
09:37 pm -04 - Mon, May 6, 2019
Engadget Tell Alexa to set a routine for sunrise instead of a specific time
Amazon is rolling out a number of new options for Alexa routines. Starting today, you can set up a routine to trigger actions when your alarm stops. You might prompt Alexa to read your flash briefing ...
08:56 pm -04 - Mon, May 6, 2019
Engadget Twitter lets you add GIFs to retweets
As of today, Twitter users can include GIFs in their retweets. Users can also include up to four photos or a video. The update is rolling out on iOS, Android and mobile.twitter.com, and accounts like ...
08:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 6, 2019
Engadget MIT finds smaller neural networks that are easier to train
Despite all the advancements in artificial intelligence, most AI-based products still rely on "deep neural networks," which are often extremely large and prohibitively expensive to train. Re...
07:20 pm -04 - Mon, May 6, 2019
Engadget Facebook fact checkers will soon review Instagram posts
Fake news, conspiracy theories and misinformation aren't just problems for Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. They're also rampant on Instagram. While Instagram has been working to reduce the re...
06:18 pm -04 - Mon, May 6, 2019
Engadget Playing Pokmon as a kid may have rewired your brain
If you played Pok&eacute;mon video games extensively as a kid, there's a good chance that a specific region of your brain gets fired up when you see the characters now. In a recent study, res...
06:02 pm -04 - Mon, May 6, 2019
Engadget Stranger Things plaintiff drops plagiarism lawsuit before trial
A plagarism case against the creators of Netflix hit Stranger Things, Matt and Ross Duffer, has come to an end after plaintiff Charles Kessler withdrew his lawsuit. A trial was scheduled to take place...
05:46 pm -04 - Mon, May 6, 2019
Engadget 'Pokmon Go' players are getting 10 days of 'Detective Pikachu' events
Pok&eacute;mon used brand synergy. It's super effective! To celebrate Detective Pikachu hitting theaters on May 10th, Pok&eacute;mon Go is getting a heap of new content. From May 7th to M...
05:31 pm -04 - Mon, May 6, 2019
Engadget 1960s aerial spy photos reveal hidden archaeological sites
Archaeologists use satellite photos to spot potential archaeological sites, but urban sprawl and other human development has erased many traces of ancient civilizations. To get around that, Harvard�...
05:12 pm -04 - Mon, May 6, 2019
Engadget Facebook will change video ranking to prioritize original content
Facebook wants to make it easier for filmmakers to grow their audiences and for viewers to connect with content creators. To do so, over the coming months, Facebook will change how it ranks videos. It...
05:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 6, 2019
Engadget Android Auto redesign helps you focus on the road
As helpful as Android Auto is, it's hard to deny that it feels a bit dated when you can still see some of its 2014 roots. Thankfully, it's about to get a serious makeover. Google has unveile...
04:53 pm -04 - Mon, May 6, 2019
Engadget Microsoft's Cortana will eventually sound more like a real assistant
Virtual assistants like Microsoft's Cortana, Amazon's Alexa and Google's have finally made voice-controlled computing a reality. But talking to them still feels basic -- shouting comman...
04:44 pm -04 - Mon, May 6, 2019
Engadget Urbanears' $150 over-ear headphones last 30 hours
If you're in the market for over-ear, wireless headphones, you've probably noticed how pricey they can get. Good over-ear models can often set you back two or three hundred dollars, if not m...
04:22 pm -04 - Mon, May 6, 2019
Engadget Google aims for greater transparency on how it ranks news
As it has done with several of its products, Google is aiming for greater transparency about a core aspect of its services: news. It opened a website to detail its objectives, principles and approache...
04:15 pm -04 - Mon, May 6, 2019
Engadget Microsoft Word uses AI to improve your writing
Microsoft is about to challenge Grammarly (not to mention Google) on its home turf. The company is developing an Ideas feature for Word's online version that uses AI to suggest grammar changes, ...
04:04 pm -04 - Mon, May 6, 2019
Engadget SpaceX delivered 5,500 lbs of cargo to the International Space Station today
A SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft successfully made its way to the International Space Station (ISS), with approximately 5,500 lbs of NASA cargo and science experiments. It launched Sunday from Cape Ca...
03:47 pm -04 - Mon, May 6, 2019
Engadget Google may let users limit tracking in Chrome
Google might not be done tightening privacy controls. Wall Street Journal contacts claim that the search firm is poised to launch a "dashboard-like" element in Chrome that would not only sh...
03:30 pm -04 - Mon, May 6, 2019
Engadget Microsoft wants to secure elections and political campaigns
Get the jokes about voting booths crashing left and right out of your system: Microsoft announced today that it's taking a few steps towards election security. First up is ElectionGuard, an open ...
03:30 pm -04 - Mon, May 6, 2019
Engadget Microsoft's Fluid Framework is a new take on document collaboration
Where do we go beyond web-based productivity apps like Google Docs and the Office 365 suite? That's what Microsoft is aiming to explore with Fluid Framework, a "componentized document model ...
03:30 pm -04 - Mon, May 6, 2019
Engadget Microsoft Edge is getting an Internet Explorer mode
There are some big changes ahead for Microsoft's Edge browser. In December, the company announced that it'll be moving over to Chromium, the open source project that powers Google's Chr...
03:09 pm -04 - Mon, May 6, 2019
Engadget Apple Watch may soon get an on-device App Store
It's no secret that Apple has plenty of software updates in store for WWDC, but the biggest improvements may come to one of its smallest devices -- namely, the Apple Watch. Bloomberg sources cla...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 6, 2019
Engadget The best companion cameras
Looking for a trusty point-and-shoot with a versatile lens and don't want to spend $1,000? The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II -- with a 20MP sensor and strong low-light performance -- might be the ...
02:18 pm -04 - Mon, May 6, 2019
Engadget Facebook contractors categorize your private posts to train AI
At any given time, Facebook has thousands of third-party staffers around the world looking at and labeling Facebook and Instagram posts. The work is meant to help train AI and to inform new products. ...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 6, 2019
Engadget A virtual cave got me excited about the future of social VR
Inside the Future Reality Lab at New York University, there is a cart with 50 headsets on it. It sits by a 10-by-10-foot square that's sometimes used as a motion-capture stage for the lab's ...
01:40 pm -04 - Mon, May 6, 2019
Engadget UN study says humans are damaging nature at 'unprecedented' rate
You probably weren't expecting a feel-good nature report from the UN after its alarming findings on climate change, and you won't get one. The organization's Intergovernmental Science-...
01:20 pm -04 - Mon, May 6, 2019
Engadget Watch Microsoft's Build 2019 keynote here at 11:30AM ET
We're thick in the middle of developer conference season -- Facebook's F8 event took place last week, and Google I/O kicks off tomorrow. Today, however, all eyes are on Microsoft: Build 2019...
01:06 pm -04 - Mon, May 6, 2019
Engadget Apple's would-be sapphire glass supplier charged with fraud
Not that long ago, Apple was going to build iPhone screens using sapphire glass, but that didn't work out so well. It loaned $578 million to a company called GT Advanced Technologies, which was s...
12:37 pm -04 - Mon, May 6, 2019
Engadget Commercial drones are way more popular than the FAA expected
The Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) has unveiled its predictions for the future of drones, and the findings came as a surprise, even to the FAA itself. Non-commercial drone growth has greatly exceede...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 6, 2019
Engadget Is it time we gave nuclear power another chance?
350 parts per million. That's the figure scientists agree is the "safe" upper limit of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. Beyond that point, it's increasingly likely that our planet...
11:38 am -04 - Mon, May 6, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: The Oculus Rift S, reviewed
Welcome back. Ahead of this Monday morning, you might have missed our attempts to bake a pickle-infused sweet treat (science!), as well as the fact that one of the most popular areas in Fortnite is no...
10:29 am -04 - Mon, May 6, 2019
Engadget Firefox pushes another update to fix its broken add-ons
Staff at Mozilla have issued a comprehensive fix for the Firefox browser after users endured three days without any add-ons, caused by the expiration of a signing certificate. The company has been scr...
09:55 am -04 - Mon, May 6, 2019
Engadget Dust storms may have stolen all of Mars' water
In May 2018, Opportunity had been doing science on Mars since 2004, and there was no reason to think that the plucky rover wouldn't carry on. Then, a dust storm hit that completely obscured the p...
08:18 am -04 - Mon, May 6, 2019
Engadget YouTube Music for Android can play your local song collection
If YouTube Music is going to fully replace Google Play Music, it will need to handle many of the features that listeners take for granted -- and now, local playback is one of them. After an initial r...
06:11 am -04 - Mon, May 6, 2019
Engadget Card skimming hack targets 201 campus stores in North America
The infamous Magecart card skimming hack has been used to make life miserable for college students. Trend Micro has discovered that a hacking group, currently nicknamed Mirrorthief, relied on the scr...
03:34 am -04 - Mon, May 6, 2019
Engadget VW's eGon is a driveable, educational EV skeleton
How do you illustrate the inner workings of electric cars without resorting to plain cutaway images and videos? If you're VW, you make a rolling skeleton on wheels. The company has unveiled an ...
01:55 am -04 - Mon, May 6, 2019
Engadget Israel is the first to respond to a cyberattack with immediate force
It's no longer novel for militaries to respond to cyberattacks with physical force (the US used a drone strike in 2015), but now they're being treated with the same urgency as real-world bul...
12:33 am -04 - Mon, May 6, 2019
Engadget US Air Force successfully shoots down multiple missiles with a laser
The US Air Force just edged closer to its goal of outfitting aircraft with laser weapons. Testers at the White Sands Missile Range have successfully shot down multiple air-launched missiles using the...
11:01 pm -04 - Sun, May 5, 2019
Engadget EU set to investigate Apple over Spotify's competition claims
The European Union might just believe that Spotify's complaint against Apple has some merit. Financial Times sources have claimed that EU competition commissioners have decided to launch an anti...
09:27 pm -04 - Sun, May 5, 2019
Engadget Facebook opens 'war room' to fight meddling in EU election
Facebook is now using "war room" to fight election interference for most of Europe. The social network has debuted a 40-person team devoted to tracking and fighting misinformation campaign...
07:59 pm -04 - Sun, May 5, 2019
Engadget iOS 12.3 code hints at support for more forms of mass transit
Apple's plans to expand support for mass transit now appear likely to hinge around its next big iOS 12 update. Tap Down Under has found code within iOS 12.3 that hints at support for EMV payment...
06:28 pm -04 - Sun, May 5, 2019
Engadget Holographic tech could be key to future quantum computers
A breakthrough in studying light might just be the ticket to the future of quantum computing. Researchers at EPFL have found a way to determine how light behaves beyond the limitations of wavelengths...
05:00 pm -04 - Sun, May 5, 2019
Engadget Sunsets are kryptonite to some fancy robot vacuums
By Liam McCabeThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commissio...
03:30 pm -04 - Sun, May 5, 2019
Engadget After Math: Liar, liar, pants on fire
Ladies and gentlemen, I come to you this week a broken man. My childhood dream of seeing a speedy video game rodent hero break the fourth wall and go on a road trip with a middling white male actor I ...
11:58 am -04 - Sun, May 5, 2019
Engadget UK government starts accepting Apple Pay and Google Pay
It's now that much quicker for Brits to pay for official services online -- if you use the right services. The UK government now supports Apple Pay and Google Pay for a handful of online service...
07:30 am -04 - Sun, May 5, 2019
Engadget First private Japanese rocket reaches space
Japan can finally include itself among the ranks of countries with successful private spaceflight outfits. Interstellar Technologies has successfully launched its MOMO-3 sounding rocket into space, w...
03:31 am -04 - Sun, May 5, 2019
Engadget NASA's Hubble Legacy Field image contains 16 years of data
The Hubble Space Telescope has been capturing tons of space images since it entered orbit in 1990. Now, NASA has put together a mosaic photo using 16 years' worth of data to create one of the wid...
01:59 am -04 - Sun, May 5, 2019
Engadget One of the most popular areas in 'Fortnite' is no more
As much as Epic might like to mess with Fortnite's environment, Tilted Towers has remained sacrosanct. It's not hard to see why -- it's widely considered the most popular drop spot in ...
12:27 am -04 - Sun, May 5, 2019
Engadget OnePlus explains the 7's lack of a water resistance rating
Don't expect OnePlus to slap water and dust resistance ratings on its phones any time soon. Co-founder Carl Pei has posted the company's rationale for declining to get an IP rating. The comp...
10:54 pm -04 - Sat, May 4, 2019
Engadget Former YouTube star sentenced to 10 years in prison over child porn
A one-time YouTube star is facing the consequences of apparent abuse of his audience. A judge has sentenced acapella cover producer Austin Jones to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty in Febru...
09:25 pm -04 - Sat, May 4, 2019
Engadget 'Madden 19' championship finale breaks series viewing records
EA's Madden esports ambitions appear to have borne fruit. The gaming giant has revealed that the Madden NFL 19 Bowl, the final match in the Championship Series, broke franchise viewing records t...
07:56 pm -04 - Sat, May 4, 2019
Engadget Tesla warns employees against leaking info
Tesla has a rough history with leakers, and it's apparently eager to remind employees of that fact. CNBC said it had obtained an email from Tesla's security team (yes, the irony is thick) wa...
06:30 pm -04 - Sat, May 4, 2019
Engadget Ask Engadget: Which smart doorbell should I buy?
The support shared among readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community. Over the years, we've known you to offer sage advice on everything from Ch...
05:00 pm -04 - Sat, May 4, 2019
Engadget 'Hardcore History' host Dan Carlin wants you to relive WW1 in VR
With his hit podcast, Hardcore History, Dan Carlin brought his love for the past to the masses. It was only a matter of time until he wanted to move beyond audio -- but instead of moving into the crow...
03:30 pm -04 - Sat, May 4, 2019
Engadget Hitting the Books: Ever wonder how audio sampling works?
Welcome to 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 internet for the most interesting, thought pro...
03:00 pm -04 - Sat, May 4, 2019
Engadget Oculus Rift S review: Just another tethered VR headset
Who needs the Rift S, really? That's the question I kept asking myself as I tested out the latest PC VR headset from Oculus. It's not a sequel to the original Rift, which helped kick off the...
02:00 pm -04 - Sat, May 4, 2019
Engadget Making a pickle-infused cake, for science
Although I haven't had any formal training as a chef, I consider myself an above-average eater. So when I was presented with a whipping siphon -- the ruffian responsible for the foam craze that o...
01:30 pm -04 - Sat, May 4, 2019
Engadget This week in tech history: Microsoft announces its first 'real' laptop
At Engadget, we spend every day looking at how technology will shape the future. But it's also important to look back at how far we've come. That's what This Week in Tech History does. ...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, May 4, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Firefox extensions stopped working for a while
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to your weekend! The weekend got off to a bad start for the Firefox team, but other notable stories this week included the Sonic trailer and Samsung's...
10:15 am -04 - Sat, May 4, 2019
Engadget Hands on with Polestar's Android Automotive OS infotainment system
By Scott OldhamWalking into Dogpatch Studios on San Francisco's east side, the Polestar 2 sits in the center of the stark industrial space, its 20-inch Continentals resting on the bare concrete f...
07:00 am -04 - Sat, May 4, 2019
Engadget Lego 'Star Wars' droid kit teaches coding with R2-D2's help
All Lego Boost kits have the power to teach kids (and kids at heart) how to bring machines to life with coding, but the latest one has an edge over previous sets. The new Star Wars Boost kit has the a...
03:03 am -04 - Sat, May 4, 2019
Engadget Firefox disabled all add-ons because a certificate expired
Many Firefox users around the world are browsing without their usual set of extensions after they suddenly stopped working earlier this evening. The event occurred as the clock rolled over on UTC (Coo...
03:03 am -04 - Sat, May 4, 2019
Engadget Firefox disabled all add-ons because a certificate expired (updated)
Many Firefox users around the world are browsing without their usual set of extensions after they suddenly stopped working earlier this evening. The event occurred as the clock rolled over on UTC (Coo...
02:35 am -04 - Sat, May 4, 2019
Engadget Dell's pre-installed software left PCs open to hijacking
In another example of a problem that is sadly familiar, Bill Demirkapi found a vulnerability in the support software that Dell installs on most of its new PCs. His method tricks the SupportAssist soft...
10:53 pm -04 - Fri, May 3, 2019
Engadget 'Detective Pikachu' DP didn't like Sonic's look either
If anyone can appreciate the struggle of translating a beloved videogame character for the big screen, it's the team behind Detective Pikachu. Their flick is about to arrive in theaters, at the s...
08:43 pm -04 - Fri, May 3, 2019
Engadget Putting eyes on a donation jar made people more charitable
A recent paper published in International Journal of Behavioural Biology found a novel way to make people more generous. All it takes is some eyes. Researchers found by sticking eye images on charity ...
07:19 pm -04 - Fri, May 3, 2019
Engadget US charges three Germans over massive dark web marketplace
The US just made a dark web bust that makes AlphaBay's 400,000-user peak seem modest by comparison. Federal prosecutors have charged three unnamed Germans for allegedly operating Wall Street Mar...
07:07 pm -04 - Fri, May 3, 2019
Engadget Google is testing shopping links under YouTube videos
Google is looking at more options to boost its bottom line, and one of them seems to be shopping links tucked under YouTube videos. The company is running a test where it displays recommended products...
06:15 pm -04 - Fri, May 3, 2019
Engadget Hyundai's Ioniq EV gets a bigger battery and more connectivity
Hyundai is refreshing its Ioniq line-up with the hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric models all getting design tweaks and new features. The EV in particular will get a larger, 38.3 kWh battery pack t...
05:40 pm -04 - Fri, May 3, 2019
Engadget AMC accidentally exposed data on 1.6 million subscribers
A security researcher discovered that AMC Networks had inadvertently exposed more than 1.6 million records of subscribers to the company's two premium streaming video platforms, Sundance Now and ...
04:57 pm -04 - Fri, May 3, 2019
Engadget LA museum's sci-fi car exhibit includes HoloLens tours
There's a chance you've seen a movie car or two if you've visited a convention, but the Petersen Automotive Museum's offering should be more... elaborate. It's opening a &quo...
04:27 pm -04 - Fri, May 3, 2019
Engadget Researchers find Twitter is good for amplifying lies
When it comes to spreading President Trump's false and misleading remarks, Twitter is a perfect storm. A study by Media Matters found that when tweeting about Trump's statements, major news ...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 3, 2019
Engadget The best standing desk converters
By Kevin PurdyThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commissio...
03:30 pm -04 - Fri, May 3, 2019
Engadget Killing comments won't cure our toxic internet culture
2014 was a year of reckoning for online news media. Following increasingly fractious and aggressive behavior by users, a number of marquee organizations threw their collective hands up and shut down t...
02:59 pm -04 - Fri, May 3, 2019
Engadget Facebook reportedly invites federal oversight of its privacy practices
During Facebook's F8 keynote this week, the company repeatedly hammered one idea: the future is private. While its privacy-focus might be flawed, it looks like Facebook is putting its money where...
02:04 pm -04 - Fri, May 3, 2019
Engadget Apex Legends bans 770,000 cheats
Just over a week ago Respawn announced that it's taking a stronger stance against cheating in Apex Legends. Today, it revealed that it's blocked 770,000 players, 300,000 account creations an...
01:03 pm -04 - Fri, May 3, 2019
Engadget The first five 'Call of Duty' esports teams include New York and Paris
Activision Blizzard has announced the first five global cities to take up the Call of Duty esports franchise, at a reported cost of $25 million per team....
12:15 pm -04 - Fri, May 3, 2019
Engadget Uber sued for 'hundreds of millions' in Australian class action
Uber is no stranger to lawsuits on any continent, but a new class action filing from four Australian states looks set to become one of the largest in the country's history....
11:34 am -04 - Fri, May 3, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: What to expect from Google I/O 2019
Hey, good morning! Welcome to Friday! We've lined up everything you can expect to see from Google's big I/O showcase next week, while cable viewers in the Philippines got to see Avengers: En...
11:15 am -04 - Fri, May 3, 2019
Engadget Facebook's new crypto platform could rival Apple Pay
Back in 2018, Bloomberg revealed that Facebook was developing a cryptocurrency backed by the US dollar that users can transfer to each other via WhatsApp. According to a new report by The Wall Street ...
10:10 am -04 - Fri, May 3, 2019
Engadget Google Maps now highlights photos of restaurants' most popular dishes
Google Maps has long since shown crowdsourced photos of the dishes at listed restaurants, but a new tab will flag up the most popular choices with photos to match....
09:05 am -04 - Fri, May 3, 2019
Engadget Toyota's 2020 Prius Prime arrives with CarPlay and Alexa
When Toyota unveiled its revamped Prius Prime plug-in hybrid, we largely liked everything about it -- except for the wonky infotainment system. With the 2020 model, Toyota has corrected that shortcomi...
08:03 am -04 - Fri, May 3, 2019
Engadget YouTube's premium originals will be available as ad-supported shows
You'll soon be able to watch YouTube's original shows without having to pay for them, so long as you don't mind sitting through ads. The platform has announced at its eighth annual Bran...
06:39 am -04 - Fri, May 3, 2019
Engadget Google Pixel 3a XL spotted at Best Buy ahead of launch
Google's Pixel 3a XL has been spotted at a Springfield, Ohio Best Buy, removing any remaining mystery about what the search giant is about to announce. The handset was seen in its packaging by an...
04:32 am -04 - Fri, May 3, 2019
Engadget Tesla adds Lane Departure Avoidance that works when Autopilot is off
While Tesla continues to tout the benefits of its Autopilot driving assist and insist that true self-driving capability is close to release, its latest updates work even when Autopilot isn't on. ...
02:04 am -04 - Fri, May 3, 2019
Engadget 'World War Z' updates to add horde mode and a new zombie
Saber Interactive has announced a post-launch DLC schedule for World War Z, the cooperative third-person shooter game that was released in April. Beginning in May, players will be able to access a new...
12:14 am -04 - Fri, May 3, 2019
Engadget Bioengineers 3D print complex vascular networks
Bioengineers are one step closer to 3D printing organs and tissues. A team led by Rice University and the University of Washington have developed a tool to 3D print complex and "exquisitely entan...
10:29 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2019
Engadget 'Sonic the Hedgehog' director: Changes are 'going to happen'
That the internet had an uneasy reaction to our first look at the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog live action movie isn't surprising, but the absolute horror induced by some elements of the furry her...
10:22 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2019
Engadget Google manually reviewed a million suspected terrorist videos on YouTube
In the first three months of 2019, Google manually reviewed more than a million suspected "terrorist videos" on YouTube, Reuters reports. Of those reviewed, it deemed 90,000 violated its ter...
09:59 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2019
Engadget Tinder wants to help you find a Bonnaroo boo
Tinder is rolling out a new feature for summer music festival-goers looking for romance. The popular hookup app announced a "Festival Mode" that will let users sort through matches who are a...
09:32 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2019
Engadget Verizon is trying to sell off Tumblr
Just two years after taking control of Tumblr as part of its acquisition of Yahoo, Verizon is looking to offload the blogging platform. According to the Wall Street Journal, the telecommunications gia...
09:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2019
Engadget HoloLens 2 Development Edition comes with free Unity software trials
With the HoloLens 2 Development Edition, Microsoft is doing everything it can to get devs onboard its new mixed reality headset. It'll come with free three-month trials of Unity Pro and the Unity...
08:21 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2019
Engadget Bill and Chelsea Clinton are starting a podcast
The Clintons are getting into podcasting. Former president Bill and his daughter Chelsea, the vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, have revealed they're starting a show called Why Am I Telling Y...
07:39 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2019
Engadget SpaceX says its Crew Dragon capsule was destroyed during test
A SpaceX official confirmed Thursday during a press briefing that one of the company's Crew Dragon capsules meant for crewed spaceflight was destroyed, according to CNBC. The update from the comp...
07:30 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2019
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Save $40 on an Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS)
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...
07:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2019
Engadget Photographers, tell us your thoughts about the Nikon Z6
When photographer and Engadget editor Steve Dent spent some time with Nikon's full-frame mirrorless Z6 model last December, he found it was a serious competitor to Sony's exceptional A7 III....
06:50 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2019
Engadget Snap selfies with Pikachu in Google Pixel's AR Playground
You don't have to wait until May 10th to see Pikachu come to life in new ways. Ahead of the long-awaited Pok&eacute;mon movie, Google released Detective Pikachu, Charizard, Jigglypuff and Mr....
06:35 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2019
Engadget Facebook and Instagram ban Alex Jones and other far-right extremists
Facebook is continuing with its stricter responses to hate and violence. Both Facebook and Instagram have banned several predominantly far-right personalities and groups, including Infowars, its creat...
06:02 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2019
Engadget Spotify tests voice-enabled ads in the US
If you're a free user on Spotify's streaming music service, you may hear an ad soon that asks you to respond verbally. Spotify has started testing voice-enabled ads on a small number of free...
05:45 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2019
Engadget It's not just the Apple Watch powering the smartwatch market's growth
The smartwatch market is still growing at a breakneck pace several years in. Counterpoint Research estimated that smartwatch shipments jumped by 48 percent year-over-year in the first quarter of 2019...
05:30 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2019
Engadget Nintendo Labo VR review: Cute, cardboard and kinda boring
Virtual reality devotees scoffed at the introduction of Google Cardboard five years ago: Why would anyone settle for such a limited, feeble-looking piece of paper when "real" headsets were o...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2019
Engadget An AR film explores the worst tech companies could do with your face
I made a beeline for Stealing ur feelings when I entered the Tribeca Film Festival Immersive Arcade last week. Officially, I'll say that my reason for doing so was because it was the most relevan...
04:47 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2019
Engadget 'Bloodstained' revives the spirit of 'Castlevania' on June 18th
After a long, long development cycle, the spiritual successor to Castlevania finally has a tangible release date. ArtPlay and 505 Games have announced that Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will hit ...
04:14 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2019
Engadget Denver Uber users can buy public transit tickets in the app
Uber customers in Denver can now use the app to purchase transit tickets. This makes Denver the first city in the world to get the added capability, but it won't be the last. It's all part o...
03:42 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2019
Engadget 'Mortal Kombat' and 'Super Mario Kart' join the Video Game Hall of Fame
Sorry, Half-Life fans, you'll have to wait at least another year to see the classic FPS make it into the World Video Game Hall of Fame. The National Museum of Play has announced this year's ...
03:13 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2019
Engadget Ron Howard and George Lucas might reboot 'Willow' as series for Disney
The cult-classic fantasy movie Willow (directed by Ron Howard) might be revived as a series for the upcoming Disney+ streaming service. According to Deadline, Howard has said Jon Kasdan -- who worked ...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2019
Engadget Facebooks privacy-focused plan is another diversion
When Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at F8 2019, he once again outlined the company's new "privacy-focused" vision. It's a message he's been spreading over the past few months,...
02:31 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2019
Engadget How augmented reality put five Madonnas on stage at once
At Wednesday's Billboard Music Awards, Madonna performed her latest single, "Medell&iacute;n", with Latin singer Maluma. However, they (and their flesh-and-blood dancers) weren'...
01:22 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2019
Engadget Ajit Pai admits FCC got broadband growth figures wrong
The impressive broadband growth numbers the FCC reported in February were actually off by millions, and now the agency has admitted in a revised draft that its figures were indeed inflated. It was adv...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2019
Engadget Why some tech companies are turning to print
A month ago, I received a big, hefty magazine in the mail. It included stories such as a guide on where to go in Buenos Aires, a feature on tiny houses, and a deep dive into the history of African-Ame...
12:31 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2019
Engadget A pirated copy of 'Avengers: Endgame' was aired on Philippine cable TV
Maybe the Russo brothers should've added a postscript in their "don't spoil Avengers: Endgame" letter to remind fans not to pirate it either. According to the Philippine News Agenc...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2019
Engadget What to expect at Google I/O 2019
May has begun, and that means the latest iteration of Google's I/O developer conference is right around the bend. Usually, that translates to a deluge of new software, AI breakthroughs and web te...
11:35 am -04 - Thu, May 2, 2019
Engadget Amazon's warehouse robots won't replace humans for at least a decade
Are you worried your job is going to be taken by a robot? You needn't be if you work for Amazon, which has dismissed the idea of fully-automated warehouses becoming a reality any time soon. Accor...
11:05 am -04 - Thu, May 2, 2019
Engadget Super Micro will move chip production out of China to avoid spying claims
Server maker Super Micro is moving production out of China in a bid to allay US customer's concerns about spying, even though independent tests have shown no evidence of cyber espionage. The comp...
10:30 am -04 - Thu, May 2, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Epic bought the maker of 'Rocket League'
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Are you ready for the first 5G-connected TV? Huawei may have one on the way; however, we're probably closer to seeing all of Google's Pixel 3a and the Mo...
09:50 am -04 - Thu, May 2, 2019
Engadget Google's poetry algorithm automates teen angst
Roses are red, violets are blue, poetry is hard, but now a machine will do it for you. From today, you can use Google's AI to create a unique "poem portrait," an ethereal image of your ...
08:55 am -04 - Thu, May 2, 2019
Engadget $5 billion Facebook, FTC deal could add more privacy oversight
While previous rumors about a possible settlement between Facebook and the FTC over its privacy failings focused on dollar figures and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Politico reports that it could also create n...
07:03 am -04 - Thu, May 2, 2019
Engadget 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' is now beta testing in Australia and NZ
Niantic is giving Harry Potter fans in Australia and New Zealand the chance to be among the first to wave their augmented reality wands and vanquish rogue magical objects. The beta version of Harry Po...
05:38 am -04 - Thu, May 2, 2019
Engadget Airbnb introduces Donations to help with temporary housing
Airbnb announced a new initiative designed to help displaced people find housing solutions. The company launched a new Donations tool that will let Airbnb hosts kick back a portion of their income to ...
03:19 am -04 - Thu, May 2, 2019
Engadget Leaked Moto Z4 pics show it's keeping the headphone jack and Moto Mods
The next entry of Motorola's Z series has likely been revealed, as noted leaker Evan Blass tweeted out these shots of the Moto Z4. Matching specs and a smaller picture that leaked earlier, the Z4...
02:21 am -04 - Thu, May 2, 2019
Engadget Amazon launches its first Arabic website in UAE
Amazon has launched its first officially branded Arabic website in the United Arab Emirates, and is set to expand in the Middle East. Visitors to Souq.com are now redirected to an entirely new website...
01:04 am -04 - Thu, May 2, 2019
Engadget Chrome OS unifies Google Assistant and device searches
You don't have to be quite so picky when you start a search on your Chromebook. Google has released Chrome OS 74, whose cornerstone is a reworked search experience that unifies Google Assistant,...
11:53 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget Google Pixel 3a features leak in exquisite detail
If Google wanted to preserve what few secrets were left about its Pixel 3a phones, it's probably out of luck. Droid Life has obtained images and extensive feature lists for both the 5.6-inch Pix...
11:14 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget Get ready for even more third-party AR filters on Instagram
Amidst announcements of a new Messenger, a new Facebook app and new VR headsets, the company snuck in a quieter, less flashier update: it's now allowing creators to make and publish their own AR ...
10:30 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget FanDuel applies a $3 inactivity fee to your old daily fantasy account
Remember daily fantasy sports? Before increased scrutiny, threats of regulation and a failed merger between industry giants DraftKings and FanDuel, it went from niche element to nearly inescapable in ...
10:14 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget Qualcomm expects to make $4.5 billion from Apple settlement
The costs of Apple's truce with Qualcomm are now much clearer. Qualcomm now estimates that it will pull in revenue between $4.5 billion and $4.7 billion from the settlement in the third quarter ...
09:50 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget Lyft loses NYC lawsuit over minimum wage for drivers
The New York Supreme Court ruled today to uphold New York City's minimum wage rule for drivers working for ride-sharing services, shooting down a challenge to the law from Lyft. The ruling will m...
08:46 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget Epic buys Psyonix, will halt sales of 'Rocket League' on Steam
Epic's determination to score exclusives for its game store now includes buying well-known studios. The company has acquired Rocket League creator Psyonix for an unspecified amount, and will bri...
08:46 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget Epic buys 'Rocket League' creator Psyonix (updated)
Epic's determination to score exclusives for its game store now includes buying well-known studios. The company has acquired Rocket League creator Psyonix for an unspecified amount, and will brin...
08:06 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget Vudu's first original shows will include interactive titles
The rumors were true: Vudu will offer original shows, including a few with twists. Vudu confirmed at a presentation that it would introduce a variety of exclusive programming, including "interac...
08:06 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget Vudu's first original shows will include interactive titles (updated)
The rumors were true: Vudu will offer original shows, including a few with twists. Vudu confirmed at a presentation that it would introduce a variety of exclusive programming, including "interact...
07:54 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget Spotify is testing podcast suggestions for your commute
In the past couple months, Spotify has doubled down on its podcasting efforts. It's invested hundreds of millions and acquired Gimlet, Anchor and Parcast. One thing the company lacks is a way to ...
07:44 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget Facebook has a three-part plan for making AI more 'inclusive'
Facebook kicked off the second day of F8 2019, its annual developers conference, with a keynote about the technologies it uses to combat abuse on its platform. As the company detailed last year, artif...
07:41 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget Putin signs Russian internet isolation bill into law
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a bill into law on Wednesday that will tighten government control over the internet. The new law requires that internet service providers in Russia unplug from ...
07:21 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget IBM hopes AI can speed up glaucoma treatment
A glaucoma diagnosis typically requires multiple painstaking tests to accurately gauge vision loss. If IBM has its way, though, you might just have to ask a computer to do the hard work. The company...
06:59 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget Lyft hires ex-Google engineer to be its new head of AI
Lyft announced today that it is hiring Tal Shaked, an engineer who previously worked at Google, to serve as its first-ever head of machine learning and artificial intelligence. According to the compan...
06:31 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget UK sacks Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson over Huawei leaks
UK Prime Minister Theresa May fired the country's Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson today over his role in a recent Huawei leak. Last week, we learned that the UK plans to use Huawei tech in &qu...
06:31 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget UK sacks Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson over Huawei leaks (updated)
UK Prime Minister Theresa May fired the country's Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson today over his role in a recent Huawei leak. Last week, we learned that the UK plans to use Huawei tech in &qu...
06:19 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget Google's CallJoy is an AI phone operator for small businesses
Around a year ago, Google unveiled Duplex, an AI-powered feature that can call businesses and book appointments for you. Ahead of this year's I/O, Google revealed the other half of the equation, ...
06:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget 'Borderlands 3' hands-on: More of the same, but in space
Borderlands 3 is achingly familiar. It's as if Gearbox distilled the grimy, viscous essence of Borderlands into a crisp new game highlighting the core aspects of the franchise, battle royale be d...
05:46 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget Huaweis first television could also be the worlds first 5G 8K TV
Huawei is reportedly working on the first 5G 8K television and could unveil it as early as this year, according to Nikkei Asian Review. The Chinese tech giant, which makes its own 5G chips, would be a...
05:21 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget Hulus latest Veronica Mars trailer reveals part of the story
Spring break in Neptune has always been sketchy, but according to the expanded Veronica Mars trailer released today, this one will be worse. Hulu's reboot of the series is set to premiere on July...
05:03 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget Google opens Android infotainment system to third-party media apps
Now that Google has a full-fledged car infotainment platform in Android Automotive, it's opening the door to apps built for that platform. As of Google I/O, developers will have the power to cre...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget Google will soon let you auto-delete activity and location data
If you're worried about your Google data history coming back to haunt you, you'll be glad to hear that there's now an easy way to keep that history brief. Google is rolling out auto-del...
04:45 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget Facebook's 'the future is private' mantra doesn't exonerate it
On Tuesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at F8 -- the company's annual developer conference -- and made the case for a pivot to a more privacy-focused social network. Core to this ...
04:01 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget 'Ghost Recon Wildlands' adds free story missions starring Jon Bernthal
Although it's been two years since Ubisoft released Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands, the developer isn't quite done with the game. On Thursday, it's adding two free story missio...
03:55 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget Netflix says its new high-quality audio is equivalent to a master
Netflix announced today that it's bringing "studio quality" sound to its audiences. The company is increasing its audio bitrate up to 640 kbps on devices that support 5.1 surround sound...
03:18 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget Tesla sneaks past Canada EV incentive law with cheap 93-mile-range Model 3
The workaround allows customers to take advantage of the $5,000 EV incentive.The Tesla Model 3 has been too expensive to qualify for the federal EV incentive in Canada due to the restrictions the Cana...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget Alexa's in-skill purchasing comes to the UK, Germany and Japan
In-game purchases are now par for the course on mobile, so it wasn't going to be long before the same principle was applied to voice assistants. Last year, Amazon opened up in-skill purchasing to...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget Google's swipeable Wear OS Tiles offer info at a glance
Swiping is one of the easiest and most intuitive gestures in the touchscreen armory, especially when you've got limited space. Google clearly gets that, having added swiping to Google Fit and Goo...
02:55 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget Apple Store inside DC's historic Carnegie Library opens May 11th
Two years after Apple announced plans to turn Washington, DC's Carnegie Library into a retail store, the company will open the doors to its latest flagship on May 11th. This comes after years of ...
02:48 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget Hulu announces two new Marvel shows including 'Ghost Rider'
Under an expanded deal with Marvel (which is under the wing of its majority owner Disney), Hulu has announced Ghost Rider and Helstrom shows, both of which are set to debut next year. They join other ...
02:30 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget VR is a strangely fitting home for stop-motion animation
Strange, fantastical things are brewing in VR, and the Tribeca Film Festival's Immersive Arcade is a great place to find them. One of the most intriguing things I saw at the festival this year wa...
02:24 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget 'Earthworm Jim' returns after 20 years as an Intellivision exclusive
It's been 20 years since there was a genuinely new Earthworm Jim game, and longer still since the original team was involved. However, the gang is coming back -- if you're willing to take a ...
02:15 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget What we're watching: 'Avengers: Endgame'
This month's IRL focuses on the Marvel Cinematic Universe's latest achievement -- Avengers: Endgame. While we can already tell you how to watch the movie (go IMAX or go home), now it's ...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget UK mulls security warnings for smart home devices
In an attempt to secure the millions of connected devices that find their way into homes in the UK, the government is considering baseline security requirements for Internet of Things products. The ne...
01:21 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget Delivery robots will soon be allowed on Washington sidewalks
Washington has become the eighth state to greenlight the use of delivery robots on sidewalks and crosswalks. Governor Jay Inslee signed the bill yesterday, following support from Starship Technologies...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget Moment's big Pro Camera update brings its Android app up to speed
Moment has announced its biggest ever update for Pro Camera, which adds a bunch of cool new features to the app, and brings the Android version up to parity. And to celebrate, if you download the app ...
12:31 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget This guy built his own smartwatch and so can you
DIY projects can be a lot of fun, and if Raspberry Pi has taught us anything it's that people love to tinker. But for most folk, forays into the world of build-it-yourself tech start and end with...
12:10 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget Julian Assange sentenced to 50 weeks in prison for skipping bail
Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange has been sentenced to 50 weeks in prison for breaching his bail conditions in the UK....
11:00 am -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Facebook's new look
Welcome back. Facebook's big annual event kicked off yesterday with a lengthy keynote and lots of talk of privacy, features to find your secret crush (no, really) and a new-look social network. F...
10:31 am -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget Tesla's Model 3 finally goes on sale in the UK
It's been a long road, but the right-hand drive Tesla Model 3 has at last gone on sale in the UK. Elon Musk previously teased a May launch date for the most "affordable" car in Tesla�...
09:59 am -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget A drone delivered an organ to a transplant patient for the first time
For the first time, a drone has delivered a kidney to a transplant patient who had waited eight years for a donor. The organ was carried on a short, 10 minute, 2.7 mile test flight from Baltimore'...
08:53 am -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget NASA was sold faulty rocket parts for almost 20 years
When the launch of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory and Glory missions failed in 2009 and 2011, the agency said it was because their launch vehicle malfunctioned. The clamshell structure (calle...
06:06 am -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget Tesla sued over fatal 2018 Model X crash with Autopilot engaged
Last spring, Apple engineer Walter Huang aka Wei Lun Huang died in a crash when his Tesla Model X hit a median on Highway 101 in Mountain View while the car's Autopilot driving assist was engaged...
03:39 am -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget SEC and Elon Musk tweet agreement gets a judge's seal of approval
Elon Musk now knows exactly what Tesla information he can tweet without getting in trouble with the Securities and Exchange Commission. According to The Wall Street Journal, US District Judge Alison N...
02:31 am -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget Toyota brings Alexa and CarPlay to 2018 Camry and Sienna
Good news: you don't have to buy a brand new Toyota (or score a very lightly used model) just to get modern mobile conveniences. The automaker has announced that you can add Amazon Alexa and App...
12:29 am -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget A closer look at the redesigned Facebook app
Out of all the announcements Facebook made at its F8 2019 developers conference, one of the most important was the redesign of its core smartphone app. The new application, which has been updated with...
12:05 am -04 - Wed, May 1, 2019
Engadget Watch Facebook's F8 2019 keynote in 13 minutes
Facebook's F8 developer conferences tend to be chock-full of news, and that's truer than ever for 2019. The company's opening keynote brought major changes to just about every corner of...
11:18 pm -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget Former Google chief Eric Schmidt steps down from Alphabet's board
Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt is not seeking reelection to the board of directors of Alphabet, Google's parent company. Schmidt will step down from the board after his current term expires on Ju...
10:46 pm -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget New York City's MTA will support Apple Pay in early summer
If you're a New Yorker, you won't have to wait long to use Apple Pay for mass transit. As part of a call discussing Apple's latest earnings, Tim Cook revealed that New York City's ...
10:12 pm -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget Warrantless searches of Americans data spiked 28 percent in 2018
An annual transparency report published by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence shows warrantless searches of Americans' data jumped 28 percent in 2018. According to the report, th...
09:53 pm -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget YouTube wants more YouTubers in its 'Trending' feed
YouTube chief Susan Wojcicki has answered mounting concerns about how it handles content, including who gets the most coveted promotions. She acknowledged feedback that the "Trending" secti...
09:15 pm -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget All the important stuff from Facebooks F8 keynote
Facebook hosted the opening keynote for its annual developer's conference today and announced several updates to its main social network as well as Instagram, Whatsapp and Messenger. Privacy seem...
08:55 pm -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget Apple's services are making more money than ever
Usually, when Apple releases its quarterly earnings, you'll find a quote from CEO Tim Cook that at least mentions the iPhone -- after all, it accounts for the single biggest chunk of the company&...
08:30 pm -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget The best affordable mirrorless cameras
The Sony A7 is the only full-frame camera on our affordable list. There's no doubt Sony changed the mirrorless-camera game when it introduced its A7 in 2013. Six years later, while it isn't ...
08:10 pm -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget ACLU: border agents regularly perform 'warrantless' device searches
Privacy advocates have long been concerned that US border agents may be overstepping their boundaries when searching devices, and the ACLU just obtained evidence appearing to support that theory. The...
07:36 pm -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget Google employees will sit-in to protest retaliation culture
Google employees will hold a sit-in tomorrow at 11am to protest what they call a "culture of retaliation." The group Google Walkout For Real Change announced the event on Twitter, saying the...
07:32 pm -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget The anime adaptation of mobile game 'Ingress' is now on Netflix
More than a year ago, we were told Niantic, Inc. was working on an Ingress: The Animation streaming series. Today, the anime show, a sci-fi adventure thriller, is available on Netflix, and you can wat...
07:21 pm -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget The Obamas' production company unveils its first Netflix projects
The production company from President and Mrs. Obama, Higher Ground, has unveiled its first lineup of Netflix shows roughly a year after forging a deal with the streaming giant. The initial seven-show...
07:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget Hey Alexa: How can we escape surveillance capitalism?
Where do you go when you want to escape surveillance? When you want to stop feeling like you might be being listened to by microphones, or watched through surveillance cameras, or tracked by invisible...
06:58 pm -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget Facebook Live and Amazon Prime Video are coming to Portal
Facebook has revealed a bunch of upcoming updates for its Portal devices. It's adding multiplayer augmented reality games and Instant Games this summer. You can play the likes of Words with Frien...
06:29 pm -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget Instagram is testing more tools to combat bullying
At the F8 conference today, Facebook announced it's working on more tools to stop and prevent bullying. The changes will include things like nudges -- if you make an aggressive comment, Instagram...
06:09 pm -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget Facebook will let users chat across Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp
There were rumors that Facebook was going to make its messaging products interoperable, but now it appears they're about to be a reality. At F8, Messenger's head of consumer product Asha Sha...
05:48 pm -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget Facebook Portal will be available outside the US this fall
Facebook's Portal video chat devices are about to become much easier to find, not to mention more useful. The company has announced that it will make both Portal and Portal+ available outside of...
05:48 pm -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget Facebook Portal will be available outside the US this fall (updated)
Facebook's Portal video chat devices are about to become much easier to find, not to mention more useful. The company has announced that it will make both Portal and Portal+ available outside of ...
05:30 pm -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget Valve's Index VR kit goes on sale tomorrow for $999
Valve fans rejoice! The company today unveiled its Index VR kit, which consists of a $500 headset, $279 controllers and $149 base station. You can get the entire kit for $1,000 or the headset and cont...
05:30 pm -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget Facebook Marketplace lets sellers ship items across the continental US
Facebook will soon let Marketplace sellers ship items anywhere in the continental US, while you'll be able to pay for purchases directly through the platform. As such, sellers who are happy to sh...
05:30 pm -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget Instagram lets you buy what Kim Kardashian wears right from the app
With over 1 billion monthly active users, Instagram sees a major opportunity to disrupt online shopping. And, over the past year or so, the company has been working hard to make shopping a cornerstone...
05:30 pm -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget Oculus Quest review: VR freedom comes at a cost
If the Oculus Go was an appetizer for truly wireless VR, which is entirely self-contained and doesn't rely on a PC, the Quest is closer to a main course. It's not as immersive as desktop vir...
05:30 pm -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget Instagram will start hiding 'Like' counts for users in Canada
As rumored, Instagram is indeed getting ready to roll out a test that hides "Like" counts from people looking at your pictures and videos. The company made the announcement at Facebook'...
05:30 pm -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget Facebooks Dating app wants to connect you with your secret crush
If you've ever wanted to let Facebook know who your romantic crush is -- and no, "poking" doesn't count -- soon you'll have the chance to do just that. Today, at its F8 2019 d...
05:30 pm -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget Facebook helps you grow your social circle with Meet New Friends
Facebook is introducing a feature called "Meet New Friends" at F8 2019, its annual developers conference, as part of a major redesign to its mobile app. The company says that Meet New Friend...
05:30 pm -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget Instagram adds Donation stickers for nonprofits
It's going to be much easier to raise money on Instagram for your favorite nonprofits starting today -- if you're in the US, that is. The Facebook-owned platform has introduced a Donation st...
05:30 pm -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget Oculus' next-gen Quest and Rift S headsets go on sale May 21st
After months upon months of waiting, Oculus is finally ready to deliver its next generation of VR headsets. Both the stand-alone Oculus Quest and PC-dependent Oculus Rift S will be available to buy o...
05:14 pm -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget Facebook Messenger is getting faster, lighter and more secure in 2019
Facebook Messenger has undergone a lot of changes in the past few months. With Messenger 4, for example, it did away with clutter by going from nine tabs to four, and simplified the interface so it wa...
05:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget Dell's Latitude laptops are finally getting more stylish
CES was just the start for Dell's Latitude business laptops. In January, we were surprised by the Latitude 7400 2-in-1, an enterprise-focused convertible that actually managed to look pretty slic...
05:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget Firefox virtual reality web browser comes to SteamVR this summer
Mozilla's Firefox Reality browser has been available through a number of platform-specific VR portals, but it'll soon be available in a relatively neutral form. The developer has revealed th...
03:46 pm -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget Sri Lanka lifts social media ban nine days after terrorist bombings
Sri Lanka's president ordered an end to the country's temporary ban on social media. The ban was instituted after devastating suicide bombings on Easter Sunday left more than 250 people dead...
03:31 pm -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget Apple Aperture won't run in macOS after Mojave
You'll need a backup plan if you've been hanging on to Aperture years after its retirement. Apple has warned that its pro photo editing tool won't run in versions of macOS released afte...
02:35 pm -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget 'Final Fantasy XII' arrives on Switch and Xbox One
Final Fantasy fans have a new option with which to get their fix on the go as Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age has arrived on Nintendo Switch as well as Xbox One. The remastered edition of the expand...
02:21 pm -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget Xbox Adaptive Controllers will be used for veteran therapy
The Xbox Adaptive Controller might just become an important tool for some US military veterans. Microsoft and the Department of Veterans Affairs have formed a partnership that will donate controllers,...
01:56 pm -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget Amazon will deliver packages to the trunk of your Ford or Lincoln
Apparently having packages shipped directly to your door in two days or less -- even placed inside your garage -- is not enough. Last year, Amazon began delivering packages to newer GM and Volvo cars....
01:43 pm -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget Watch the first trailer for the live-action 'Sonic the Hedgehog' movie
Oh Sonic, what have they done to you? Today, Paramount Pictures released the first trailer for its live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie. And honestly, I don't know what to say. We already knew th...
01:21 pm -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget YouTube will exclusively stream 13 MLB games this season
YouTube has just made another major push with its sports broadcasting agenda, announcing a deal with Major League Baseball (MLB) that will give it exclusive rights to 13 games during the 2019 season. ...
01:12 pm -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget Watch Facebook's F8 keynote at 1PM ET
Facebook's annual F8 developer conference keynote is upon us at 1PM Eastern, and that means a lot of news whether or not you're a coder. This year, the company is not only outlining the fut...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget Bird's monthly scooter rentals let you ride as much as you like
Bird isn't staying out of San Francisco just because it doesn't have a permit for its usual scooter service. It's launching a personal rental service in both San Francisco and Barcelon...
12:30 pm -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget Faraday Future's EV dreams live on with (another) bailout
Now that Faraday Future has parted ways with its last partner, Chinese real estate firm Evergrande, money seems to be flowing in again. After getting a $600 million injection from mobile gaming compan...
12:01 pm -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget Netflix is making a show based on the Thai cave rescue
Netflix has teamed up with SK Global Entertainment, the production company behind Crazy Rich Asians, to create a show based on the 2018 Thai cave rescue. It was a widely publicized event, which (thank...
11:29 am -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget The UK gets its first checkout-free grocery store
The days of spending your precious lunchbreak standing in line for a sandwich are increasingly numbered, as supermarket chain Sainsbury's has launched the UK's first ever till-free grocery s...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget Garmin's fitness watches are getting period-tracking via an update
Garmin has added a feature for tracking menstrual cycles to its line of connected wearables and smartwatches. Women can now track their menstrual cycle and log symptoms through the Garmin Connect app....
10:30 am -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Samsung's Snapchat-ready TV
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Would you buy a 43-inch TV that works in vertical mode? Why didn't you buy Anki's cute toy robots? When are you going to try that meatless Burger King Wh...
09:50 am -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget Energizer's giant battery phone reached just 1 percent of its funding goal
Remember the comically enormous phone that Avenir Telecom showed off under the Energizer brand at this year's Mobile World Congress? Its subsequent crowdfunding campaign has crashed and burned, a...
08:04 am -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget What's on TV: 'Knock Down the House,' and 'Ingress: The Animation'
This week the playoff are rolling along and Game of Thrones is buzzing, but some of the most notable new stuff is coming to streaming services. That includes Ingress: The Animation, a new anime series...
05:39 am -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget Twitter's expanded live programming includes new NFL shows
Twitter might have lost the right to livestream NFL games to Amazon a couple of years ago, but it remains tight with the league. The social network has revealed its expanded lineup of both live progra...
03:19 am -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget New 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 4' season adds a sword-wielding specialist
Treyarch and Activision are determined to keep Black Ops 4 lively in the face of stiff competition. They're debuting a new season ("Operation Spectre Rising") on April 30th, and you ca...
01:40 am -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget Samsung faces 60 percent drop in profits, still plans foldable phones
A few weeks ago, Samsung warned investors that its Q1 profit would drop about 60 percent from the same period in 2018. Now the detailed report has arrived, confirming that projection with an operating...
01:24 am -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget Uber and Lyft stop accepting new drivers in NYC
Uber and Lyft have stopped hiring new drivers in New York City, due to a newly-passed law aimed to tamp down on an already oversaturated rideshare market. Politico reported that Uber stopped accepting...
12:04 am -04 - Tue, April 30, 2019
Engadget Alexa will speak Spanish in the US later this year
Americans will soon be able to speak to Alexa in Spanish. Amazon launched a new voice model on Monday that will let developers build skills for Spanish-speaking users. The addition to the Alexa Skills...