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11:36 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2019
Engadget EA Sports pushes back 'NBA Live 20' release date to late 2019
EA Sports has been unusually silent about NBA Live 20 -- the game's absence from EA Play even sparked fears that it was slated for cancellation. Luckily, fans only have to wait a few more months....
10:02 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2019
Engadget Chrome now prevents sites from checking for private browsing mode
As promised, Google is ready to make websites respect Incognito mode whether they like it or not. The company has released Chrome 76 for Linux, Mac and Windows, closing a loophole that let sites dete...
09:31 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2019
Engadget Apple Card rolls out in the US this August
The rumors of an imminent Apple Card launch were on the mark. As part of Apple's latest earnings call, CEO Tim Cook confirmed that the iPhone-centric credit card will be available in the US some...
08:52 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2019
Engadget Apple's wearables and services made up for weak iPhone sales
Apple's latest earnings report is out, and as many had expected, it's very much on-trend with the numbers we've seen coming out of Cupertino this year. The company managed to grow its o...
08:29 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2019
Engadget Startup turns lobbying into crowdfunding campaigns
Corporate lobbyists have a lot of sway over American politics, but a startup might have a way to bring power back to everyday people: crowdfunding. CrowdLobby's recently launched platform asks p...
06:58 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2019
Engadget EA's largest 'Apex Legends' tournament yet starts September 13th
EA and Respawn are stepping up their esports ambitions for Apex Legends. They've announced a Preseason Invitational that will represent the largest volume of talent amassed for a competitive Apex...
06:47 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2019
Engadget Hulu's live TV service is coming to Android TV
You don't have to make do with on-demand video if you watch Hulu on an Android TV device. Hulu is rolling out support for its Live TV service to Google-powered devices in early August, including ...
05:21 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2019
Engadget Nintendo's Switch Lite is now available for pre-order
Nintendo revealed a cheaper, handheld-only version of its ultra-successful Switch a couple of weeks back. The Switch Lite won't ship until September 20th, though you can pre-order one as of today...
05:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2019
Engadget Twitch's karaoke competition returns with a record deal prize
Twitch's $20,000 karaoke contest is returning for a second season. The online singing competition for karaoke-style title Twitch Sings is open from today until Monday 5th August. Contestants can ...
04:30 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2019
Engadget Samsung teases dates for a new Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Watch
Samsung isn't waiting until its Galaxy Note 10 event on August 7th to show all the hardware it's releasing later in 2019. The company has teased online reveals for its latest Galaxy Tab (be...
04:12 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2019
Engadget Apple taps renowned artists for AR art walks
Apple has been pushing its way into the world of augmented reality for years. Now, it wants to get more users involved. Working with artists like Nick Cave, who you might remember from the Alan Wake s...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2019
Engadget Googles Android Auto update makes launching and using apps safer
Until recently, infotainment systems were sort-of-useful at best or plagued with horrendous interfaces at their worst. The introduction of Android Auto and CarPlay got automakers to finally start thin...
03:52 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2019
Engadget Farewell DirecTV Now, hello AT&T TV Now
You'd be forgiven if you were befuddled by AT&amp;T's range of streaming services. Between DirecTV Now, HBO Max, Watch TV and now AT&amp;T TV, it's not always clear what servic...
03:45 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2019
Engadget Back to school: The best game consoles and accessories for the dorm
Please enjoy this guide to the best consoles, games and accessories for students, just one part of the larger 2019 back-to-school special. In addition to top picks in 11 categories -- everything from ...
03:30 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2019
Engadget GOG Galaxy 2.0 aims to put all your digital games in one place
Competition is supposed to be good, right? It means a bigger selection and better prices, so it's great for consumers. But when the Epic Store launched last December, gamers were pissed. Because ...
03:13 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2019
Engadget Obsidian's 'The Outer Worlds' is coming to Nintendo Switch
Obsidian had already revealed its Fallout-esque sci-fi RPG The Outer Worlds will debut on PC, Xbox One and PS4 October 25th. Sometime after that, it'll land on Switch too. Nintendo's console...
03:01 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2019
Engadget Senator wants to ban 'addictive' social network features in new bill
Never mind relying on your phone's wellbeing tools to curb your social network addictions -- if one congressman has his way, the law itself would step in. Senator Josh Hawley has introduced a bi...
02:26 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2019
Engadget Google researchers discovered serious iOS security flaws
Six critical security vulnerabilities that were patched in the iOS 12.4 update released earlier this month were originally discovered by security researchers at Google. Natalie Silvanovich and Samuel ...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2019
Engadget Comcast now gives parents the option of kicking kids off their WiFi network
Comcast's newly announced parental control feature for its xFinity xFi WiFi dashboard can do more than just set limits for your kids' most favorite apps. It allows you to set a specific amou...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2019
Engadget Pinterest's browsable catalogs put prices front and center
Pinterest is still on a quest to become your go-to social network for shopping, and it's launching a couple of new features in an effort to achieve its goal. Today, the company is adding a new bu...
01:32 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2019
Engadget Facebook fact-checker says more work is needed to curb fake news
Facebook knows its platform is awash with fake news, and since December 2016 -- after facing criticism about its failure to stem the spread of fake news in the run-up to the presidential election -- t...
01:23 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2019
Engadget Sony warns trade war could lead to PlayStation price hikes
Sony has more than just the pre-PS5 sales slump to worry about in the near future. Company financial chief Hiroki Totoki has warned that US plans for expanded tariffs on Chinese products could force a...
01:15 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2019
Engadget 'Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker' is the latest addition to Nintendo's Labo VR
The Switch might not be the first device you think of for a VR gaming experience, but you can't fault Nintendo's experiments with the medium. Earlier this year we got Super Mario Odyssey and...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2019
Engadget LG's high-end 4K TVs get AirPlay 2 and HomeKit first in the US
You don't have to wonder when LG will roll out AirPlay 2 and HomeKit to its TVs in the US -- it's here. The Apple ecosystem support is now available to higher-end 2019 LG TVs in the country ...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2019
Engadget Kiki the social robot is a mechanical animal who wants to be your friend
Not everyone has the space, money or quite honestly patience to foster a rambunctious Aibo. But that doesn't mean you'll have to spend the rest of your days alone. The forthcoming Kiki from ...
12:47 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2019
Engadget Waze makes it easier for Carpool drivers to invite multiple riders
Waze's Carpool service is all about adding more passengers to save money on your commute, so wouldn't it make sense to invite multiple riders in one go? You can now. Waze has updated its C...
12:39 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2019
Engadget Amazon's Ring service may already have 200 law enforcement agency partners
Amazon's Ring security service is working 200 law enforcement agencies, according to an email obtained by Motherboard. A few days ago, the publication learned that Ring forged partnerships with l...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2019
Engadget House of Marley unveils an eco-friendly alternative to AirPods
Sustainable speaker and headphone brand House of Marley is releasing its first set of truly wireless earbuds, the Liberate Air, made from bamboo and recycled materials....
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2019
Engadget 'Concrete Genie' fights childhood bullying with illicit street art
I like playing games where stuff blows up, be it vehicles, fuel canisters, enemy bunkers, or brainpans. Suffice to say, I was more than a little reticent to try out Concrete Genie, a game about overco...
11:36 am -04 - Tue, July 30, 2019
Engadget Qualcomm-Tencent collaboration will include 5G gaming phones
Qualcomm and Chinese giant Tencent have announced they will cooperate on a range of projects, including a 5G gaming device....
10:30 am -04 - Tue, July 30, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: FBI arrests woman for massive Capital One hack
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.We're barely clear of the big Equifax settlement, and Capital One has suffered a hack that exposed information for more than 100 million Americans. In other n...
10:03 am -04 - Tue, July 30, 2019
Engadget Huawei phone sales increased by over 20 percent despite sanctions
Huawei has seen its business hold steady through the first half of 2019 despite the international issues that surround it. The company has been accused of being too close to China's leadership, p...
09:07 am -04 - Tue, July 30, 2019
Engadget Oculus, Hololens and Vive headsets will soon be able to share apps
The Khronos Group has launched the first official version of the OpenXR specification, which could make cross-platform AR and VR applications a lot more common in the future. It allows developers to b...
08:15 am -04 - Tue, July 30, 2019
Engadget Sony has sold 100 million PlayStation 4 consoles
Despite flagging sales of late, Sony's PlayStation 4 has sold 100 million units, making it the fastest-selling console to hit that number. In its latest earnings report, Sony revealed that it sol...
08:05 am -04 - Tue, July 30, 2019
Engadget Nintendo Switch sales continue to thrive
Two years in, the Nintendo Switch continues to fly off store shelves. The house of Mario sold 2.13 million Switch consoles in the three months leading up to June 30th, 2019, bringing lifetime sales to...
06:30 am -04 - Tue, July 30, 2019
Engadget MediaTek's latest phone CPUs are built for gaming
MediaTek's mobile processors are more commonly associated with budget smartphones than gaming, but it's determined to change your mind. The chip designer has introduced a Helio G90 family o...
05:37 am -04 - Tue, July 30, 2019
Engadget What's on TV this week: 'Avengers: Endgame'
If you loved its record-breaking theater run but would rather watch the three-hour epic at home where you can take as many bathroom breaks as you like, then we have good news: Marvel Studios' Ave...
04:17 am -04 - Tue, July 30, 2019
Engadget Scientists create contact lenses that zoom on command
Nosebleed seats may soon be a thing of the past. Scientists at the University of California San Diego have created a prototype contact lens that is controlled by the eye's movements. Wearers can ...
02:49 am -04 - Tue, July 30, 2019
Engadget Data breach compromises info for 20,000 LAPD officers and applicants
Los Angeles police officers are the victims of what appears to be a serious data breach. The city's Personnel Department has warned the LAPD that intruders stole personal information for roughly...
01:26 am -04 - Tue, July 30, 2019
Engadget Netflix announces revenge thriller Sweet Girl starring Jason Momoa
Game of Thrones and Aquaman actor Jason Momoa has signed on to star in and produce Sweet Girl, a revenge thriller to be released on Netflix. The streaming service announced the project today, revealin...
11:47 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2019
Engadget Capital One data breach affected 100 million in the US
Just as Equifax announced a settlement for its massive data breach, Capital One has revealed that someone hacked into its systems earlier this year. According to the company, someone exploited a "...
11:03 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2019
Engadget Tool, one of the last streaming holdouts, caves ahead of new album
If you're like me, you probably came to terms a long time ago with the fact we might not ever hear that "new Tool album." Welp, it looks like I was wrong. The band announced on Instagra...
10:39 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2019
Engadget Tesla's Megapack is a battery built for the electrical grid
Tesla's utility-sized energy storage has become a practical reality. The tech company has introduced the Megapack, a container-sized battery meant for "large-scale" storage that could ...
10:21 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2019
Engadget Bipartisan highway bill proposes $1 billion for EV charging corridors
Today, a group of bipartisan senators are introducing the largest highway legislation in history. The America's Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019 proposes investing $287 billion over five...
09:33 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2019
Engadget Google paid passers-by for face scans to improve the Pixel 4
Reports have swirled for days of Google paying people $5 in gift certificates to scan their faces, and now it's clear just why: it's for the Pixel 4. Google has confirmed to The Verge that ...
08:55 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2019
Engadget Teen 'Fortnite' champion won more than Tiger Woods at the Masters
It's not entirely fair to say Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf became a millionaire overnight. You don't beat out millions of other players on the path to winning the first Fortnite World Cu...
08:36 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2019
Engadget UltraViolet's digital movie locker closes Wednesday
It's time to say sayonara to UltraViolet. The cloud-based digital rights locker that lets users watch content across a variety of services will shut down on Wednesday. Earlier this year, the comp...
07:52 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2019
Engadget What we're buying: Elf Audio's Koala Sampler
This week, Senior Editor Billy Steele indulges his inner DJ with a $4 app....
07:22 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2019
Engadget Comcast customers can now play Amazon Music on their TVs
Comcast users will soon be able to access their Amazon Music playlists with their voice remote. The cable company announced today that the streaming music service will be integrated with Xfinity'...
06:56 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2019
Engadget Huawei and Google scrapped their smart speaker due to US ban
Before the Trump administration declared a 'national emergency' effectively banning Huawei, Google and Huawei were reportedly months away from launching a Huawei-branded smart speaker. The c...
06:25 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2019
Engadget YouTube TV will carry PBS and PBS Kids
PBS and PBS Kids are coming to YouTube TV. Beginning sometime this year, PBS member stations who choose to participate will have their programming streamed on YouTube TV's live TV and on-demand s...
05:48 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2019
Engadget Netflix's 'The Irishman' will open the New York Film Festival
Martin Scorsese directing Robert De Niro and Al Pacino in a crime saga. If that weren't evidence enough Netflix is hoping for another major Oscars player with The Irishman, the movie will have a ...
05:23 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2019
Engadget EU says sites using Facebook's Like button are responsible for your data
The highest court in the EU has issued a ruling that affects websites using Facebook's Like button plugin. It determined sites should obtain the consent of visitors before the plugin captures and...
05:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2019
Engadget Facing your AI self at the 'Neural Mirror' art installation
Italian design studio Ultravioletto has created a mirror that lets you see yourself the way corporations see you: as a collection of data points. At first, the Neural Mirror installation (located at a...
04:34 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2019
Engadget Google confirms Pixel 4 will support face unlock, touch-free gestures
Google is once again validating rumors about the Pixel 4, this time for its touch-free control. The company has confirmed that its next flagship phones will include motion-sensing Soli radar that lets...
03:54 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2019
Engadget United Airlines offers easier biometric clearance for frequent flyers
United Airlines is joining the likes of Delta and British Airways in using biometric security to speed up your airport visits. The airline has forged a deal with Clear that will bring speedy facial r...
03:26 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2019
Engadget Happy Monday, Slack is down (update: it's back)
If your computer or phone was pinging you a little less frequently today, it might be because Slack had some service issues. It said on its status page some people had issues sending messages and that...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2019
Engadget Inside the virtual production of The Lion King
The new Lion King movie is visually spectacular. A two-hour remake that frequently defies belief. Pride Rock is, of course, a fictional place but in director Jon Favreau's film it feels eerily re...
02:22 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2019
Engadget First 'Blair Witch' gameplay trailer is all kinds of spooky
The first-person psychological horror game Blair Witch is set to arrive next month. Today, Bloober Team released the first gameplay trailer. The minute-and-a-half clip offers a preview of just how cre...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2019
Engadget Panasonic S1R review: Big, powerful and too expensive
In a brutal camera market, only the strong survive. Until recently, Panasonic has not just survived, but thrived by focusing on niche, video-centric mirrorless cameras like the GH5. With the S1 and S1...
01:11 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2019
Engadget TikTok's parent company confirms plans for a smartphone
Yes, the company behind TikTok really is making a smartphone. ByteDance has confirmed that's producing a handset in a "continuation" of a project from Chinese phone maker Smartisan. D...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2019
Engadget NVIDIAs GeForce RTX GPUs are now even better for creative types
On top of announcing 10 new RTX Studio laptops, NVIDIA has some news that will make GeForce RTX creators happy. The latest Studio driver, due to be released shortly, will support 10-bit color for all ...
12:01 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2019
Engadget Quantum microphone detects sound at the atomic level
Researchers at Stanford have developed a "quantum microphone" which can detect the smallest known units of sound -- packets of vibrational energy called phonons. The device could form the ba...
11:12 am -04 - Mon, July 29, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Sony's crowdfunding plans for a wearable 'air conditioner'
Hey, good morning!With something close to seasonally timed perfection, Sony is offering a wearable 'air conditioner' unit on its crowdfunding platform. Meanwhile, Fortnite gets a premier esp...
10:05 am -04 - Mon, July 29, 2019
Engadget YouTubers are unionizing, and the site has 24 days to respond
A group of YouTubers is teaming up with Europe's largest trade union to lobby for greater transparency. Until recently, the YouTubers Union was a community group with little power of its own, but...
08:54 am -04 - Mon, July 29, 2019
Engadget Oppo eliminates side bezels with its 'waterfall screen'
It's only been a year since Vivo and Oppo kicked off the all-screen, notch-less smartphone race, and now, the latter is literally pushing the boundaries with a new type of curved display. Earlier...
06:46 am -04 - Mon, July 29, 2019
Engadget Google is phasing out the old Voice Search in favor of Assistant
The familiar microphone icon in Google's search bar might soon be a thing of the past, according to some recent changes spotted by 9 to 5 Google. On some phones, Google's old-school "Vo...
03:31 am -04 - Mon, July 29, 2019
Engadget EU lending bank aims to cut funding for fossil fuel projects by 2020
The European Union has some very long-term environmental goals, but it might not wait around to make some crucial changes. The Guardian has seen proposals from the EU's lender, the European Inve...
02:01 am -04 - Mon, July 29, 2019
Engadget Netflix forges multi-year animation deal with the team from 'Big Mouth'
If you can't get enough of shows like Big Mouth, you're in for a treat. Netflix has struck a deal with Brutus Pink, the new production house from Big Mouth creators Nick Kroll, Jennifer Fla...
12:42 am -04 - Mon, July 29, 2019
Engadget Waymo uses evolutionary competition to improve its self-driving cars
The process of training self-driving car AI is seldom efficient when you need to either use a massive amount of computing power to train systems in parallel or else have researchers spend ages manuall...
11:22 pm -04 - Sun, July 28, 2019
Engadget Amazon's 'Jack Ryan' season 2 teaser includes explosions and intrigue
The deluge of Amazon Prime Video news also includes a treat for Tom Clancy enthusiasts. After a long, long wait, Amazon has posted a teaser trailer for the second season of Jack Ryan. The clip is un...
10:07 pm -04 - Sun, July 28, 2019
Engadget All of Apple's 2020 iPhones may offer 5G
Apple won't be first major vendor out of the gate with a 5G smartphone, but it may have a comprehensive lineup when it's ready. Historically accurate analyst Ming-Chi Kuo now expects all th...
08:53 pm -04 - Sun, July 28, 2019
Engadget 'Fortnite' gets a premier esports circuit in the Championship Series
The end to the Fortnite World Cup won't mark the end to Epic's esports plans for the year -- not by a long shot. The developer has announced a Fortnite Championship Series that will have gam...
07:35 pm -04 - Sun, July 28, 2019
Engadget Android is (unofficially) available for the Nintendo Switch
You no longer have to wonder when you can throw caution to the wind and install Android on your Switch. Homebrew developers at XDA have released the first publicly available Android firmware for Nint...
06:16 pm -04 - Sun, July 28, 2019
Engadget Amazon's 'Transparent' ends with a musical finale on September 27th
Amazon's long-promised Transparent series finale now has a release date. The two-hour musical extravaganza is coming to Prime Video on September 27th, and the trailer gives you an idea of just h...
05:00 pm -04 - Sun, July 28, 2019
Engadget The best electric razor
By Dan KoeppelThis 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, July 28, 2019
Engadget After Math: Never stop not watching
I don't know about y'all, but I'm spending this weekend stomping Nazis in the new Wolfenstein title (assuming it ever finished downloading). But if exacting revenge on some of modern hi...
01:02 pm -04 - Sun, July 28, 2019
Engadget Sony is crowdfunding a wearable air conditioner
Are you struggling to cope with the heat outdoors? Sony might have a solution, if not as soon as you might like. The company's First Flight program is crowdfunding a wearable air conditioner, t...
01:02 pm -04 - Sun, July 28, 2019
Engadget Sony is crowdfunding a wearable 'air conditioner' (updated)
Are you struggling to cope with the heat outdoors? Sony might have a solution, if not as soon as you might like. The company's First Flight program is crowdfunding a wearable 'air conditione...
08:46 am -04 - Sun, July 28, 2019
Engadget Watch the Mars 2020 rover do a biceps curl with an 88-pound turret
Over the past months, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory installed the Mars 2020 rover's wheels, legs, arm and other components in preparation for the series of tests it has to go through befo...
03:30 am -04 - Sun, July 28, 2019
Engadget Amazon cancels podcast-inspired 'Lore' after two seasons
There's a flurry of show news from Amazon this weekend, but not all of it is positive. The company has cancelled its podcast-based Prime Video series Lore after two seasons. This wasn't a ...
02:10 am -04 - Sun, July 28, 2019
Engadget Nintendo to replace 'Fire Emblem' voice actor after abuse allegations
In the future, Fire Emblem: Three Houses will get a patch to completely replace the male protagonist's voice. That's because Nintendo has decided to re-record Male Byleth's lines after ...
12:50 am -04 - Sun, July 28, 2019
Engadget Bethesda's 'Doom' re-releases will no longer need internet access
Bethesda's re-release of the first three Doom games didn't get the warmest reception, to put it mildly. The titles all required a BethesdaNet account (and thus an internet connection) to get...
11:36 pm -04 - Sat, July 27, 2019
Engadget Amazon's 'Lord of the Rings' team includes 'Breaking Bad' and HBO alumni
Amazon hasn't officially revealed the cast of its much-hyped Lord of the Rings series, but it's more than willing to talk about the creative team. The internet pioneer has unveiled the prod...
10:20 pm -04 - Sat, July 27, 2019
Engadget RED teases mysterious, compact Komodo camera
RED is countering the tales of its smartphone camera woes with something more exciting... if also cryptic. Company chief Jarred Land has teased an upcoming Komodo camera that doesn't appear to f...
09:05 pm -04 - Sat, July 27, 2019
Engadget FCC offers early peek at Samsung's Galaxy Watch Active 2
Details about the second Galaxy Watch Active started leaking just a few months after the first one became available. A lot more unofficial information have been published since then, that we might act...
07:48 pm -04 - Sat, July 27, 2019
Engadget Tesla will add Netflix and YouTube streaming to its cars
Never mind playing games in your Tesla -- for many, the dream has been to catch up on shows while charging or waiting for a passenger. And that vision might soon come true. Elon Musk has revealed th...
06:33 pm -04 - Sat, July 27, 2019
Engadget Amazon renews rescued sci-fi series 'The Expanse' for fifth season
Amazon clearly has a lot of confidence in its revival of The Expanse -- the internet giant has renewed the gritty sci-fi show for a fifth season months before season four's December 13th premiere...
05:17 pm -04 - Sat, July 27, 2019
Engadget Two more unannounced iPads turn up in Apple filings
Apple may have an abundance of new tablets to show this fall. MySmartPrice has found two new filings for unannounced iPad models at the Eurasian Economic Commission, joining the five new iPad models ...
04:00 pm -04 - Sat, July 27, 2019
Engadget Hitting the Books: Modern surveillance and 'the science of happiness'
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, July 27, 2019
Engadget Ask Engadget: Should I buy a laptop or a 2-in-1 for school?
The support shared among readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community. Over the years, we've known you to offer sage advice on everything from Ch...
12:45 pm -04 - Sat, July 27, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: DOJ approves Sprint / T-Mobile merger
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to your weekend! T-Mobile and Sprint have cleared a major hurdle on the way to completing their merger, but first, we'll examine just what is so speci...
12:00 pm -04 - Sat, July 27, 2019
Engadget Jammys digital guitar is a futuristic idea let down by today's tech
When I was younger I took my acoustic guitar with me wherever I traveled. It's ridden in the back of a van to the Poconos, taken rides down to the Jersey Shore and even flown to the Grand Canyon ...
08:52 am -04 - Sat, July 27, 2019
Engadget Honda E video shows off the EV's dual-touchscreen dash
Need another look at Honda's adorable electric vehicle? Some new images and a teaser video take you inside the Honda E prototype to check out its dual 12.3-inch touchscreens. The menu has a simil...
04:46 am -04 - Sat, July 27, 2019
Engadget Watch this 'Heartman' cutscene to learn more about 'Death Stranding'
Hideo Kojima's upcoming "cinematic adventure" game for PlayStation 4 is still quite a mystery, but this Death Stranding trailer that debuted at Comic-Con last week reveals more about it...
02:06 am -04 - Sat, July 27, 2019
Engadget The original 'Pillars of Eternity' RPG comes to Switch on August 8th
Obsidian promised months ago that Pillars of Eternity 2 would come to Switch owners, but what good is that if you're a newcomer to the role-playing revival? Don't worry, you won't have...
12:13 am -04 - Sat, July 27, 2019
Engadget Madden 20 Championship Series ties its schedule to NFL events
Just a few months after EA announced its Madden NFL 19 bowl set new viewership records, it's laid out a schedule of events for the 2020 season. Madden NFL 20 launches next week on August 2nd -- o...
10:18 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2019
Engadget Hulu's Wu-Tang Clan series debuts September 4th
Along with a season four renewal for its biggest hit to date, The Handmaid's Tale, Hulu had plenty to reveal about its programming slate at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. A...
09:25 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2019
Engadget IRS reminds 10,000 taxpayers that cryptocurrency is subject to taxes
By the end of August, an estimated 10,000 taxpayers will receive letters from the IRS warning them that they may owe back taxes on unreported cryptocurrency earnings. While it might not be immediately...
08:47 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2019
Engadget 'WannaCry hero' Marcus Hutchins sentenced to supervised release
Marcus Hutchins' efforts to stop the spread of WannaCry malware just helped him avoid prison time. Judge JP Stadtmueller has sentenced Hutchins to a year of supervised release after he pleaded g...
08:18 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2019
Engadget Hulus 'The Handmaid's Tale' renewed for a fourth season
Hulu's dystopian drama The Handmaid's Tale is one of the service's tentpole original series, and June's harrowing tale is set to continue for at least another year. The Disney-owne...
07:52 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2019
Engadget Standalone Cortana app available to Windows Insiders
Microsoft has been distancing Cortana from Windows for months. First, it split the virtual assistant from search in Windows 10. Then, a beta version of a standalone Cortana app appeared on the Windows...
07:26 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2019
Engadget Original 'Doom' games hit PS4, Xbox One, Switch and mobile
Quakecon 2019 is underway and one of the first big announcements from the event is that the first three Doom games are now available on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. You'll also be able to c...
07:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2019
Engadget It's time to take Google's Pixel phones more seriously
Google got a lot right with the Pixel 3a. It has excellent cameras, reliable performance, respectable battery life and clever software. Best of all, at $400, the Pixel 3a costs half the original price...
06:47 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2019
Engadget Apple contractors frequently hear sensitive info in Siri recordings
As much as Apple emphasizes privacy, it hasn't completely avoided eyebrow-raising behavior. The Guardian has learned from a source that Siri quality control contractors regularly hear sensitive ...
06:27 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2019
Engadget Brain-controlled VR lightshows could lull you to sleep
By most accounts, technology wreaks havoc on our sleep. Even tools meant to help us sleep better can make insomnia worse. But sleep and tech don't have to be mutually exclusive. Artists and resea...
06:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2019
Engadget A student's guide to keeping track of your finances
For many students, their first year at college is the first time they'll be entirely responsible for their personal finances. Such independence can be stressful, but it doesn't need to be as...
05:30 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2019
Engadget The best budget subwoofer
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04:54 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2019
Engadget Regal Cinemas unveils its unlimited movie subscription service
Regal Cinemas is the latest company to offer an unlimited movie ticket subscription service. The details of its new Regal Unlimited program were posted on its website today. The service isn't up ...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2019
Engadget The tech you need to declutter your academic life
Japanese decluttering extraordinaire Marie Kondo has inspired many to get rid of unnecessary junk in their homes. As it turns out, clearing out stuff that doesn't "spark joy," per the M...
03:37 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2019
Engadget Justice Department has approved T-Mobile / Sprint merger
Sprint and T-Mobile have won regulatory approval to complete their merger. The Department of Justice rubber-stamped the deal on the condition that the carriers sell some parts of the business to Dish ...
03:32 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2019
Engadget Samsung opens up Galaxy Note 10 reservations before official reveal
Samsung has opened up Galaxy Note 10 reservations a couple of weeks ahead of officially revealing the phone at its Unpacked event on August 7th. You can submit your name and contact details to make su...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2019
Engadget Local governments are still woefully unprepared to fight ransomware
Our state and local governments found themselves under siege in 2019 from William Plunketts for the internet age. But rather than pistols and roadblocks, this new generation of bandits come armed with...
02:42 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2019
Engadget Epic Games Store cloud saves roll out for two games
Cloud saves are making their way onto the Epic Games Store, but they're only available for a couple of games so far. The first titles to support the feature are Moonlighter and This War of Mine, ...
02:03 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2019
Engadget Apples credit card could arrive in the first half of August
In March, Apple made a fuss over its plans to introduce a credit card. But we haven't heard much about Apple Card since. Now, Bloomberg reports that the card will reportedly launch in the first h...
01:33 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2019
Engadget Kickstarter game teaches players how to identify fake news
Between fake news, viral clickbait and biased reporting, it's hard to get a sense of what is really true when reading the headlines. So a new game being pitched on Kickstarter aims to take the pu...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2019
Engadget CBS All Access is coming to Apple TV Channels next week
Apple cordcutters will soon have an easier way to manage their CBS subscription, as the CBS All Access streaming service is arriving on Apple TV Channels on July 29th. CBS announced the launch on Twit...
12:12 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2019
Engadget Facebook's Instant Games are leaving Messenger
Facebook's Instant Games, casual games that you can play with friends, have never quite found a home since they were introduced in 2016. While serious gamers tend to overlook them, free-to-play I...
11:33 am -04 - Fri, July 26, 2019
Engadget Twitter reports small user growth and small profits
If you ever needed proof that Twitter has reached a natural ceiling for its user figures, then its second quarter numbers are perfect. In the last three months, the company added just five million new...
11:24 am -04 - Fri, July 26, 2019
Engadget Ford, Honda and others agree to California's voluntary emission rules
The state of California and a quartet of auto manufacturers have agreed on a fuel efficiency deal in the wake of rollbacks at the federal level. Ford, BMW, Volkswagen and Honda have all signed up to a...
10:30 am -04 - Fri, July 26, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Google's Pixel sales doubled thanks to the 3a
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. This morning, we've got an update on SpaceX's latest rocket launches and the details on Apple's billion-dollar acquisition. Also, we're looki...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, July 26, 2019
Engadget Google will give 100,000 Home Minis to people with paralysis
Smart speakers aren't just cool gadgets to play with for some differently abled people, such as those dealing with mobility issues or vision loss. For them, a smart speaker could be an important ...
09:30 am -04 - Fri, July 26, 2019
Engadget eBay will offer sellers a complete storage and shipping service
eBay is (at long last) launching its answer to "Fullfillment by Amazon" sometime next year, starting in the US. It's called "Managed Delivery," and it will offer sellers in th...
07:05 am -04 - Fri, July 26, 2019
Engadget Australian antitrust body wants to closely monitor Google, Facebook
Back in April, Australia passed a bill that seeks to punish social networks for failing to remove violent content from their platforms. Now, the country's antitrust watchdog wants to establish a ...
04:45 am -04 - Fri, July 26, 2019
Engadget SpaceX's Starhopper test vehicle successfully makes its first bounce
After completing zero of two launch attempts on Wednesday, SpaceX went two for two on Thursday. Its Dragon spacecraft is making a third trip to the ISS, while its Starhopper test vehicle took a tiny u...
03:18 am -04 - Fri, July 26, 2019
Engadget Pokmon Go has been invaded by Team Rocket's monsters
If you want to collect monsters commonly associated with the villainous Team Rocket, you may want to put on a pair of sneakers and play some Pok&eacute;mon Go in the next few days. As part of the ...
03:18 am -04 - Fri, July 26, 2019
Engadget 'Pokmon Go' has been invaded by Team Rocket's monsters
If you want to collect monsters commonly associated with the villainous Team Rocket, you may want to put on a pair of sneakers and play some Pok&eacute;mon Go in the next few days. As part of the ...
12:49 am -04 - Fri, July 26, 2019
Engadget Elon Musks Boring Co. raises $120 million in outside funding
Elon Musk's plan to connect major cities with Hyperloop tunnels is raising the interest of investors. Boring Co. authorized the sale of $120 million in stock today, reported Bloomberg. It's ...
12:16 am -04 - Fri, July 26, 2019
Engadget Intelligence Committee releases heavily redacted report on 2016 election hacking
Today the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released Vol. 1 of its report (PDF) on Russian attempts at election hacking in 2016. However, much of the information in it has already been releas...
10:43 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2019
Engadget Pew: YouTube videos with kids or video games get most views
Kids and video games -- rather than politics or makeup tutorials -- are the most powerful drivers of traffic on YouTube. Pew released a study today that analyzed over 40,000 high-subscriber channels f...
09:54 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2019
Engadget Amazon asks police to advertise Ring cameras as part of partnerships
Amazon's fondness for surveillance camera technology apparently includes programs that ask homeowners to volunteer their own cameras. Motherboard has learned that Amazon has partnerships with US ...
08:29 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2019
Engadget Google's hardware division is recovering from slow Pixel 3 sales
Just over a year ago, Google parent company Alphabet was hit with a $5 billion fine from the European Union for antitrust violations. As you might have expected, that put a dent in the company's ...
08:10 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2019
Engadget Apple buys the 'majority' of Intel's smartphone modem business
The rumors were (mostly) true -- Apple is buying the "majority" of Intel's smartphone modem business for $1 billion. The deal will see Apple take on 2,200 Intel workers as well as equi...
07:45 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2019
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Save $250 on a Vizio Soundbar with Dolby Atmos
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07:25 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2019
Engadget Apple's rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro may ditch the flaky keyboard
Apple may ditch the butterfly mechanism keyboard on its laptops sooner than expected. The rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro -- predicted to ship this year -- may arrive with a scissor mechanism instead of t...
06:27 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2019
Engadget Democratic hopeful Tulsi Gabbard sues Google over alleged censorship
Tulsi Gabbard, one of the many Democratic presidential hopefuls, is suing Google for at least $50 million. Gabbard filed a federal lawsuit against the company today, claiming that it suspended her cam...
06:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2019
Engadget Discord introduces a better way to organize servers
Starting today, there's an easier way to organize your servers on chat platform Discord: folders.If you're a member of many Discord servers, you'll know that organizing them is a bit of...
05:40 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2019
Engadget Twitter teams up with NBC for live 2020 Olympics coverage
NBC is slightly loosening its firm grasp on its Olympic Games broadcast rights. It's teaming up with Twitter to bring limited live coverage and highlights, along with a daily 20-minute Olympics s...
05:30 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2019
Engadget The best (and mostly free) apps to help you keep up in class
By design, school is supposed to challenge you -- to push at the boundaries of your understanding of the world and make you a more well-rounded person. It's not supposed to be easy as much as it ...
05:10 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2019
Engadget Spin's revamped e-scooters are coming to eight US cities
Spin, the e-scooter startup acquired by Ford, is rolling out its redesigned electric scooters and bringing them to more cities across the US. The new scooters have a larger frame with a wider and long...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2019
Engadget Firefox Reality VR web browser arrives on Oculus Quest headsets
Mozilla just expanded the reach of its Firefox Reality VR browser to one of its bigger platforms yet: the Oculus Quest. Owners of Facebook's stand-alone headset can surf sites, watch videos and d...
04:57 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2019
Engadget Sony's mic-ready RX100 VII is a vlogger's dream
Don't let its size fool you -- Sony's latest point and shoot is meant to be a powerhouse. The RX100 VII, unveiled today, is equipped with advanced tracking and autofocus features we previous...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2019
Engadget Magic Leaps Independent Creator Program delivers its first app
Last fall, Magic Leap launched its Independent Creator Program (ICP), which was meant to give developers the funding and support they need to launch apps and games on the company's augmented real...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2019
Engadget Google brings AMP-powered search to Google Images
Google wants to make it easier for users to search for content through Google Images. To do so, it's rolling out a new, AMP-powered Swipe to Visit feature. When you select an image, you'll s...
03:46 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2019
Engadget T-Mobile won't sell the Galaxy Fold
Samsung has revealed the beleaguered Galaxy Fold will finally ship this September, but you won't be able to buy it through T-Mobile. The carrier has confirmed it won't sell the foldable smar...
03:30 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2019
Engadget The best streaming services for cord-cutters on a budget
Even though there are dozens of video-streaming services to choose from, thankfully they're not all the same. And for those of you who may be on a budget, like students, that's a great thing...
03:12 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2019
Engadget NBCUniversal plans to debut its streaming service in April
The streaming wars are intensifying, with the likes of HBO, CBS and Disney focusing on their own platforms and hanging onto their content instead of licensing it to Netflix and other services. We now ...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2019
Engadget Is Googles Nest Hub worth your $129?
Last October's release of the Nest Hub (ne&eacute; Home Hub) wasn't Google's first foray into smart displays -- the company had already released the Home, Home Max and the Home Mini...
02:16 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2019
Engadget LG's CineBeam short-throw 4K projector is now available
On paper, LG's CineBeam Laser 4K sounds like a dream projector. 4K? Check. Massive image up to 120 inches on your wall? Check. It's also short-throw, meaning it doesn't have to be setup...
01:42 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2019
Engadget 'Pokmon Masters' is now open for pre-registration
While the Pok&eacute;mon Company and mobile game developer DeNA have yet to announce an exact date for their upcoming mobile game's release, they're at least showing signs that it'l...
01:27 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2019
Engadget RPG Hyper Light Drifter brings its pixelated dreamscapes to iOS
Hyper Light Drifter has arrived on iOS. The retro 2D RPG -- which is set to become an animated series -- has seen major acclaim since its release in 2016 thanks to its beautiful pixel art, dreamy soun...
01:14 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2019
Engadget Netflix cancels animated comedy 'Tuca & Bertie' after one season
Even a stellar cast and team of Bojack Horseman producers, led by creator Lisa Hannwalt, couldn't save the animated series Tuca &amp; Bertie from Netflix's axe. The streaming company ann...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2019
Engadget Motorola's $150 Moto E6 is less ambitious than the phones it replaces
Motorola's reputation as a champion of excellent, inexpensive smartphones has never been seriously challenged, and devices like the new Moto Gs have helped the brand maintain its hold on the mid...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2019
Engadget IKEA SYMFONISK review: Sonos speakers at IKEA prices
Although IKEA is mostly known as a purveyor of flatpack furniture and Swedish meatballs, it has dabbled in electronics as well. In years past, it's launched its own line of smart bulbs, Bluetooth...
12:43 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2019
Engadget SpaceX's Starhopper test aborted seconds after starting
On the evening of July 24th, SpaceX was supposed to conduct the Starhopper's -- its Starship prototype vehicle made for very short flights or "hops"-- biggest and first untethered test....
12:27 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2019
Engadget Scientists discover Terminator tsunamis on the Sun's surface
Our Sun is quite literally a hotbed of activity. Scientists are learning more about our star's solar cycle, in which its magnetic field flips and its north and south poles swap approximately ever...
12:01 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2019
Engadget Pilot crashes into sea trying to hoverboard from England to France
There are some things man was not meant to do. Flying across the English Channel on a hoverboard may be one of them....
12:01 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2019
Engadget Pilot crashes into sea trying to hoverboard from France to England
There are some things man was not meant to do. Flying across the English Channel on a hoverboard may be one of them....
11:16 am -04 - Thu, July 25, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Samsung rescheduled the Galaxy Fold launch
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to Thursday! Samsung's Galaxy Fold will attempt launch again this September, Facebook's billion-dollar FTC fine is kind of meaningless and would ...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, July 25, 2019
Engadget Duolingo and Twitch help streamers teach new languages
You won't have to rely on canned videos if you want to learn a new language through online streams. Duolingo and Twitch are launching a Duolingo Verified Streamer Program that will showcase broa...
10:31 am -04 - Thu, July 25, 2019
Engadget Nintendo will launch a Disney-themed Switch in Japan
Now that Nintendo has finished upgrading the Switch's internals, the company has turned its attention to what's on the outside. The company has teamed up with Disney to create a Tsum Tsum-br...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, July 25, 2019
Engadget Two-thirds of online gamers in the US experience 'severe' harassment
It's no secret that online gaming can harbor toxic and abusive behavior. But a new survey by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) says as many as many as two-thirds of US online gamers have experienc...
09:01 am -04 - Thu, July 25, 2019
Engadget ABC is making a 'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' series for Hulu
Hulu might not have the answer to The Great Question, but it's cooking up something tHGttG fans may appreciate... if it does things right. The streaming platform is developing an adaptation of Do...
08:05 am -04 - Thu, July 25, 2019
Engadget Two dead, dancing stars challenge astronomers' expectations
Stars still have plenty of surprises despite (or perhaps, because of) advances in astronomy. Researchers using Caltech's Zwicky Transient Facility have discovered a binary white dwarf system 8,0...
06:42 am -04 - Thu, July 25, 2019
Engadget LightSail 2 is now surfing on sunlight
LightSail 2, the crowdfunded spacecraft designed to be powered by the sun's photons, has officially set sail. The Planetary Society announced today that LightSail 2 deployed its solar sail on Tue...
05:11 am -04 - Thu, July 25, 2019
Engadget House passes bipartisan bill to stop illegal robocalls
The House has just passed a bipartisan bill created to put a stop to all the annoying and disruptive robocalls you get. Introduced by Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone and Ranking M...
04:01 am -04 - Thu, July 25, 2019
Engadget Nike's Joyride shoes use tiny beads to make your runs more comfortable
Nike has developed a new shoe technology for both casual and every-day runners. Today, the sportswear giant is taking the wraps off of Joyride, a responsive cushioning system designed to adapt to indi...
02:56 am -04 - Thu, July 25, 2019
Engadget Microsoft drops the 'Online' name from its Office web apps
The next time you fire up any of the web versions of Microsoft's Office applications, you might notice something slightly different about them. Starting "relatively soon," Microsoft is ...
01:52 am -04 - Thu, July 25, 2019
Engadget Tencent adds age-based playtime limits to League of Legends in China
In the face of pressure from the Chinese government, Tencent and Riot Games have added age-based time limits to League of Legends in China, Polygon reports. Minors now get booted from the game after t...
01:03 am -04 - Thu, July 25, 2019
Engadget Samsung will release the Galaxy Fold in September
Three months. That's how long it has been since Samsung announced it would delay the Galaxy Fold due to issues that arose after reviewers got their hands on its nearly $2,000 device. People point...
12:31 am -04 - Thu, July 25, 2019
Engadget Tesla CTO and co-founder JB Straubel will step down
During Tesla's earnings call today, the company announced that one of its longest-tenured executives -- outside of CEO Elon Musk -- is leaving the company. CTO JB Straubel is credited with helpin...
12:03 am -04 - Thu, July 25, 2019
Engadget Canada invests $85 million in internet satellites for rural areas
Telesat, the Canadian telecom and SpaceX internet competitor, wants to connect remote regions with its low-earth-orbit satellites. Now, it appears to have the backing of Her Majesty's Government....
11:38 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget Amazon Prime Video comes to Oculus VR headsets
You now have yet another major video service to watch on your Oculus VR headset. Amazon has released a Prime Video VR app that allows Oculus Quest, Go, Rift and Gear VR owners to stream the internet b...
10:49 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget EA Access game subscriptions finally go live on PS4
EA's subscription service, EA Access, finally arrives on PS4 today. For $5/month or $30/year, you'll get unlimited access to a range of games from EA's vault, including FIFA 19, Battlef...
10:15 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget Watch SpaceX launch a twice-used Dragon capsule at 6:24PM ET (updated)
Want to know just how routine spaceflight has become? Just look at SpaceX's latest mission. The company is livestreaming the launch of its CRS-18 resupply mission for the ISS with an expected lif...
09:52 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget FEMA's next Emergency Alert System test leaves internet devices out
Federal agencies are once again poised to test emergency alerts, but this time it's all about where you won't see them. The FCC and FEMA are conducting their fifth nationwide Emergency Aler...
09:20 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget Tesla's losses narrow after a record-breaking quarter of car deliveries
Tesla may have broken a quarterly record by delivering 95,356 cars over the past three months, but its latest earnings report is leaving its fans and its stockholders wary. Yes, all those cars deliver...
08:49 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget Microsoft tests a cleaner Xbox One Home screen (again)
Microsoft is rolling out a couple of tests that could change the look of Xbox One's Home section as well as how you control the console via Cortana. Xbox Insiders should be able to check out the ...
08:15 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget Facebook continues to grow like crazy, despite FTC fines
Facebook's $5 billion FTC fine is historic, but everybody knew it was coming. Three months ago, during its last quarterly earnings report, the social network estimated that it would be fined betw...
08:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget Whats coming to Netflix in August: GLOW and the Dark Crystal prequel
The end of summer is usually a time when things wind down, but August is likely to be a banner month for Netflix. We'll finally find out what happens to the ragtag crew of professional female wre...
07:43 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget GM won't deliver self-driving cars by the end of the year after all
General Motors and its self-driving car subsidiary Cruise will miss their goal of rolling out driverless cars by the end of the year. According to Financial Times, Cruise said more testing is needed. ...
07:26 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget AT&T is launching yet another streaming TV service this fall
In case DirecTV Now, HBO Max and Watch TV weren't enough, AT&amp;T has one more streaming service in the works. The telecom used its second quarter earnings to reveal that it will start test...
07:18 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget Microsoft leak suggests hideous Windows Start menu could be coming
Today, Microsoft leaked what could be a new Windows Start menu. The company accidentally shared a Windows 10 internal build (18947) with its Insider Program, Windows Central reports. The most striking...
06:56 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget Google brings its hearing assistance app to older Android phones
Google's app for the hard of hearing is now within reach of many more people. The tech firm's Sound Amplifier app now supports devices running Android 6.0 Marshmallow or later, not just 9.0...
06:56 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget Google brings its hearing assistance app to older Android phones (updated)
Google's app for the hard of hearing is now within reach of many more people. The tech firm's Sound Amplifier app now supports devices running Android 6.0 Marshmallow or later, not just 9.0 ...
06:44 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget Google's Nest Hub Max will arrive on September 9th
Google finally has a launch date for the Nest Hub Max more specific than "the summer." In the wake of 9to5Google and Droid Life discovering a (since-pulled) store listing, Google has confirm...
06:30 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget Today was Facebook's worst day ever, and it wont make a difference
Facebook has had a lot of bad days since the Cambridge Analytica data scandal first erupted in March 2018. But today might be the worst: The FTC formally announced its $5 billion fine as well as a 20-...
06:17 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget Scientists used phone accelerometer data to predict personality traits
Our phones contain a disturbing amount of information about us. While calls, messages, app usage and location logs have all been used to profile users, phone accelerometers contain key information, to...
06:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget Embryo-inspired bandages close wounds better than Band-Aids
Common wound dressings usually just protect your cuts from the elements and from infection. A dressing developed by a team of researchers from Harvard's Wyss Institute, Harvard's John A. Pau...
05:30 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget All the gear you need to build a game-streaming empire
You've been watching Tfue, AnneMunition, Ninja and Pokimane, studying their habits and on-air setups -- cameras on faces and keyboards, friendly borders around ad boxes, quality lighting, quirky ...
05:27 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget Nintendo lets you share twice as many 'Super Mario Maker 2' courses
Super Mario Maker 2 is as much about building your own Mario courses as it is playing through the millions of stages other players have already uploaded. But many players have already hit the limit of...
05:11 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget Google Chrome extensions must obey new privacy rules by October 15th.
Time is running out for Chrome developers to follow Google's new privacy rules. The company announced today that third-party developers have until October 15th to comply with updated restrictions...
05:01 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget Tinder wants to protect LGBTQ users in countries that discriminate
Tinder wants to keep its users safe in the nearly 70 countries that have discriminatory LGBTQ laws. Today, the company is launching a feature called Traveller Alert. When members of the LGBTQ communit...
04:38 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget Reddit subreddits can now create their own community rewards
After several months of testing, Reddit announced today that it is rolling out a new feature called Community Awards for all eligible subreddits. The feature will allow moderators of communities on th...
04:21 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget White House: Googles work in China is not a security risk
Earlier this month, Facebook board member and billionaire investor Peter Thiel accused Google of working with China's government. Today, The Wall Street Journal reports that Treasury Secretary St...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget The best note-taking apps for students
Every student needs a good note-taking system. The human brain, after all, can only store and retain so much information. There's nothing wrong with relying solely on pen and paper (and if that&#...
03:45 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget Corsair buys Origin PC to boost its gaming rig efforts
Corsair has bought Origin PC, a company that specializes in building gaming systems. Corsair didn't reveal how much it paid, but it was pretty open as to why it struck the deal....
03:30 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget NVIDIA RTX 2080 Super review: A modest, necessary upgrade
When NVIDIA announced its revamped "Super" RTX video cards earlier this month, the bulk of the attention was on its affordable mid-range entries, the RTX 2060 Super and 2070 Super. For just ...
03:19 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget Renault mines nostalgia for its latest electric concept car
Much as Ford and Honda are doing with Mustang and Civic inspired EVs, Renault is going nostalgic by building an electric version of the beloved, best-selling 4L (Quatrelle), aka the Renault 4. The e-P...
03:01 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget Google Photos hit a billion users in just over four years
Google has confirmed Google Photos now has more than a billion users. It surpassed the milestone earlier this summer, a little over four years after it unveiled Photos, Google told Fast Company in a p...
02:45 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget DOJ could approve T-Mobile and Sprint merger tomorrow
T-Mobile and Sprint are still grappling with state lawsuits attempting to block their merger, but they can at least take some consolation from the federal government. CNBC sources claim that the Depa...
02:33 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget FAA makes it easy for drone hobbyists to fly in restricted airspace
It's now much easier to ask for permission to fly drones in restricted airspace even if you're only doing it for fun. The FAA is giving recreational drone pilots access to the Low Altitude A...
02:33 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget FAA makes it easy for drone hobbyists to fly in controlled airspace
It's now much easier to ask for permission to fly drones in controlled airspace even if you're only doing it for fun. The FAA is giving recreational drone pilots access to the Low Altitude A...
02:09 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget Facebook code allowed partners 'continued data access' despite shutdown
Facebook is embroiled in yet another data privacy debacle even as it's settling with the government over past actions. In a statement acknowledging its FTC settlement, the company revealed that ...
01:40 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget OpenTable now offers delivery with help from Uber Eats and Grubhub
As of today, you can use OpenTable's updated iOS app to book dinner reservations or have your food delivered. OpenTable announced that it's partnering with Uber Eats, Caviar and Grubhub to o...
01:02 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget BMW adds an $80 yearly subscription for Apple's CarPlay
BMW has confirmed it will charge a subscription fee for Apple CarPlay. Drivers of 2019 models and onward will get a year's access for free, and then have to pay to continue to use the service, wh...
12:58 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget Facebook to pay separate $100 million SEC fine over Cambridge Analytica scandal
Facebook isn't just settling with the FTC over the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. The social network has also agreed to pay the US Securities and Exchange Commission $100 million over charges ...
12:44 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget Facebook will pay $5 billion fine for Cambridge Analytica data breaches
The Federal Trade Commission has announced that Facebook will pay a massive fine in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The social network will pay $5 billion to settle the charge that it bro...
12:39 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget Google Gallery Go is a lightweight, offline Android photo manager
Google Photos is a great way to organize and store your photos, but it's a bit on the beefy side, taking up space and needing constant access to the cloud. So it's not ideal for people with ...
12:21 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget Tokyo unveils its recycled e-waste Olympics medals
The organizing committee for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo have unveiled the designs for the medals. The baubles that'll hang from the necks of the winningest athletes in each ga...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget Are period and fertility tracking apps effective?
Period- and fertility-tracking apps are nothing new, but they've seen a resurgence over the past few months. Traditional device makers like Fitbit, Garmin and Apple are beginning to incorporate t...
11:40 am -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget How to stream the Mueller testimony
Robert Mueller famously stated that "the report is my testimony" about potential obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump. However, Congress was having none of that and subpoenaed th...
11:31 am -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget RED blames Chinese manufacturer for its phone's terrible camera
RED's much-hyped, camera-centric smartphone, the Hydrogen One, received some pretty damning reviews when it launched last year: the screen was poor quality, its headline photo features were disap...
11:15 am -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Ford's electric F-150 truck pull
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Good morning to everyone that isn't subject to an antitrust investigation by the Justice Department. Ford is putting EV torque to entertaining use, and Ninten...
11:01 am -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget Google Assistant will quietly obey your light-switching commands
Google knows hearing Assistant's loud and crisp responses when you're trying to sleep could be incredibly annoying. That's why it's switching its responses off when you ask the voi...
10:30 am -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget Netflix launches $3 mobile-only subscription in India
Netflix may have been in front of the curve when it came to video streaming, but the company has found things a little more difficult in recent months. Price hikes have derailed its growth, meaning it...
09:41 am -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget JBL's long-delayed Android TV soundbar is finally here
JBL made a big splash last year at Google I/O 2108 with its $400 Link Bar that works as an Android TV Box, Google Assistant speaker and Chromecast device all in one. It turned out to be harder to stuf...
08:45 am -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget Oculus Venues events are coming to the Quest
Oculus Venues, the platform's feature that crams stadium-sized experiences into a VR headset, is arriving on the Quest today. Venues gives you a way to hang out with friends inside virtual social...
07:33 am -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget Microfluidic sensor could spot life-threatening sepsis in minutes
Sepsis (where your immune system starts a chain of inflammation reactions) is potentially deadly, especially if septic shock leads your organs to fail, but diagnosing that in a timely fashion is still...
05:51 am -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget Report: Nintendo will repair Switch Joy-Cons with 'drift' issue for free
Nintendo has reportedly instructed customer support representatives to offer free Joy-Con repairs with "drift" issues for free. According an internal memo obtained by Vice, the gaming giant ...
05:08 am -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget DoorDash CEO announces that now your tips will go to delivery workers
Earlier this year, news reports exposed that not only did DoorDash (and others, like Instacart) sometimes lower its payout to delivery workers when customers tipped, its payment system didn't mak...
02:58 am -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget Study finds changes in Cuban diplomats' brains, but no sign of attack
Scientists are still unsure of why a group of US diplomats in Cuba experienced mysterious neurological symptoms, but they're still looking for answers. A new study published today in JAMA by the ...
02:02 am -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget LG's 2019 TVs are ready to work with Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit
This year started with a slew of TV manufacturers showing off hardware ready to work with Apple's AirPlay 2 and HomeKit protocols, and now LG says its 2019 TVs are ready to support both features....
12:43 am -04 - Wed, July 24, 2019
Engadget Pizza Hut tests Amazon Locker-style 'cubbies' for carryout orders
It's not always as quick as you might like to pick up a pizza on the way home, but Pizza Hut might have a solution: borrow a page from the online shopping world. Its Hollywood restaurant (6660 Su...
10:58 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2019
Engadget Starbucks plans nationwide delivery in the US with Uber Eats
More Americans will be able to take advantage of on-demand Frappuccinos. Starbucks announced today that it's expanding its partnership with Uber Eats, aiming for nationwide delivery by early 2020...
10:04 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2019
Engadget Justice Department launches sweeping review of competition in tech
The US is intensifying its already stepped-up scrutiny of the tech industry. The Department of Justice is launching a comprehensive antitrust review of "market-leading online platforms" to ...
08:45 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2019
Engadget Snapchat had more than 200 million daily users last quarter
Snap appears to be working its way out of a downturn. In the company's Q2 earnings release that just dropped. Snap revealed that it had 203 million daily active Snapchat users in the last quarter...
08:27 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2019
Engadget A new bill could ban facial recognition in federally-funded housing
Now that facial recognition is more common, so are the laws aiming to limit its scope. San Francisco, Oakland, Calif. and Somerville, Mass. have all passed laws prohibiting city use of facial recognit...
08:08 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2019
Engadget Amazon's 'Homecoming' casts Janelle Mone as its new lead
When Amazon Prime Video series Homecoming returns for its second season, it'll have a new star. Actor and musician Janelle Mon&aacute;e is taking over the lead role from Julia Roberts. She�...
07:50 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2019
Engadget Quakecon's Steam sale offers steep discounts on 'Doom' and 'Wolfenstein'
QuakeCon is right around the corner, and Bethesda is determined to capitalize on the wave of good vibe for id Software's gaming legacy -- including, we'd add, the looming 25th anniversary of...
07:29 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2019
Engadget FTC to accuse Facebook of misusing phone numbers and facial recognition
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reportedly plans to issue a complaint over Facebook's handling of phone numbers and facial recognition. According to The Washington Post, the FTC plans to alleg...
07:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2019
Engadget The Mini SE combines green power with go-gart handling
The EV market continues to expand with more automakers releasing more vehicles. At auto shows, the cars of the future are now shown with electric powertrains instead of giant V8 engines. Automakers ha...
07:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2019
Engadget The Mini SE combines green power with go-kart handling
The EV market continues to expand with more automakers releasing more vehicles. At auto shows, the cars of the future are now shown with electric powertrains instead of giant V8 engines. Automakers ha...
06:38 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2019
Engadget Alphabet's internet balloons have spent a million hours in the stratosphere
The fledgling internet balloon industry just marked an important achievement. Alphabet's Loon has recorded over 1 million hours of stratospheric flight for its balloons, covering about 24.9 mill...
06:34 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2019
Engadget GTA: Online opens the doors to The Diamond Casino & Resort
The wait is over for GTA: Online's long-rumored "Vinewood Casino." The Diamond Casino &amp; Resort opened its doors today. The "sprawling entertainment and luxury living comple...
06:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2019
Engadget How to stream college sports without losing your mind
Thanks to all the services that let you stream live TV, it's easy to watch sports without a commitment to cable. The channel lineups vary, and some are more limited than others. What's more,...
05:44 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2019
Engadget Exploratory adventure 'Vane' is now available on Steam
Several months after the PS4 launch, the trippy adventure game Vane is ready for the PC crowd. Friend &amp; Foe has launched the title on Steam for $20, with the soundtrack available separately t...
05:33 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2019
Engadget Lego's treehouse set uses plant-based bricks for the greenery
Last year, Lego revealed a new type of brick made using a type of polyethylene created with ethanol from sustainably sourced sugarcane. Though it said only a small percentage of total bricks would be ...
05:17 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2019
Engadget Pixelmator Pro update brings full suite of editing tools to Apple Photos
We've long favored Pixelmator Pro as an effective and affordable alternative to Adobe Photoshop. Now an update to the image editor will make it easier for you to perform advanced visual editing r...
05:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2019
Engadget 'Overwatch' newcomer Sigma has abilities that defy gravity
Blizzard announced the latest Overwatch hero, Sigma, on Monday and now it's revealed more details about the newest addition to the tank roster. The 62-year-old's real name is Siebren de Kuip...
04:42 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2019
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy Watch Active 2 may have a touch-sensitive bezel
Samsung's Galaxy Watch Active is more compact and less expensive than its sibling smartwatches, but navigation is considerably clunkier without the brand's usual rotating bezel. The company...
04:10 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2019
Engadget 'Two Point Hospital' is coming to consoles in late 2019
You won't have to fire up a computer to play the spiritual successor to Theme Hospital. Two Point Studios and Sega are bringing Two Point Hospital to PS4, Switch and Xbox One sometime in late 20...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2019
Engadget How to buy a laptop for school in 2019
If you're bound for college or high school, there's good news and bad news when it comes to choosing a laptop. On the plus side, there are more choices than ever, which means there's a ...
03:43 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2019
Engadget Toyota's 2020 Olympics robots will include a javelin-carrying cart
Robots are going to play a large role at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and Toyota is determined to be at the forefront -- if in some occasionally strange ways. The automotive giant has unveiled its robot ...
03:29 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2019
Engadget Don't expect Apple to switch to USB-C for the iPhone 11
September is only a few short weeks away, which means we're fast approaching the likely date for Apple's fall event and, barring a major surprise, the reveal of this year's iPhone lineu...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2019
Engadget Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar review: A full bag of tricks
Sennheiser has spread the gospel of its Ambeo tech for years. The broad pitch is incredibly immersive audio for AR, VR and your living room. As far as consumers are concerned, though, Ambeo is just a ...
02:52 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2019
Engadget New York City bill could make selling phone location data illegal
New York City could become the first city in the country to ban the sale of geolocation data to third parties. A bill introduced today would make it illegal for cellphone and mobile app companies to s...
02:29 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2019
Engadget Huawei lays off two thirds of its US research division
The rumors of Huawei laying off a large chunk of its US staff have come to pass. The company is cutting over 600 of the 850 jobs at its Futurewei Technologies research wing in the country in response...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2019
Engadget Pandora's Voice Mode is your personal music assistant
Pandora is rolling out Voice Mode to all users today. While you may have used Pandora voice controls on smart products like Amazon Alexa or Google Home, the new feature takes voice commands to the nex...
01:31 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2019
Engadget You can watch the 'Fortnite' World Cup finals while playing 'Fortnite'
Are you such a big Fortnite fan that you can't bear the thought of having to stop playing to watch the Fortnite World Cup finals? You're in luck. Epic Games has introduced picture-in-pictu...
01:13 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2019
Engadget Researchers develop modular bots that combine to form a single flexible machine
The idea of small robots teaming up to form one giant robot is commonplace in sci-fi shows like Voltron, and researchers are seeking ways to make that a reality. Now, modular robots have just become m...
01:02 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2019
Engadget Square offers sellers $10 photoshoots for their products
If a picture really is worth a thousand words, then great product photography needs to be at the top of the agenda for anyone selling stuff on Etsy, eBay, Kickstarter or basically anywhere online. Som...
12:44 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2019
Engadget Apple is updating old iPhone and iPad models to fix a GPS issue
In addition to releasing iOS 12.4, Apple has also announced that it's patching older versions of the platform for devices that can't run the latest rollouts. We're talking about models ...
12:44 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2019
Engadget Apple is updating old iPhone and iPad models to fix a GPS issue (updated)
In addition to releasing iOS 12.4, Apple has also announced that it's patching older versions of the platform for devices that can't run the latest rollouts. We're talking about models ...
12:30 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2019
Engadget Facebook opens up its AI tool to OpenStreetMap users
Plugging a new address into your smartphone's map app can show you where to go in seconds. But in places like rural Bangladesh and Indonesia, there are millions of miles of roads that are still u...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2019
Engadget Amazon will now deliver to the trunk of your Honda
Amazon keeps on expanding its delivery options, perhaps to ensure that you won't have an excuse not to buy that thing you've just carted. In 2018, it launched an in-car delivery service for ...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2019
Engadget AfterShokz Aeropex open-ear headphones prove less can be more
I've been using AfterShokz bone conduction headphones ever since I reviewed them in 2015 and they've become an inseparable part of my bike rides. The open-ear design allows me to pump up my ...
11:42 am -04 - Tue, July 23, 2019
Engadget Starbucks licensing deal could let franchises offer its app rewards
Starbucks is licensing its mobile ordering and loyalty program tech to Brightloom, which you might know more as Eatsa. Yes, that's the same company that used to run restaurants that took orders v...
11:21 am -04 - Tue, July 23, 2019
Engadget Facebook is already awash with fraudulent ads about its own cryptocurrency
Facebook revealed its cryptocurrency plans just a month ago, and already it's the subject of a wave of fraudulent ads. As The Washington Post reports, around a dozen fake accounts, pages and grou...
11:02 am -04 - Tue, July 23, 2019
Engadget Apple hires the engineer who led the design of Tesla's car interiors
Nobody really knows -- except those inside the company -- what Apple has planned for self-driving cars, but it appears to be making moves to ensure it has the right people to be a major player. Apple ...
10:30 am -04 - Tue, July 23, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Apple's watchOS update fixed the Walkie-Talkie app
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.If you're heading back to school -- or shopping for someone who is -- we have some relevant electronics advice. Also, Equifax's big data-breach settlemen...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, July 23, 2019
Engadget Watch an electric Ford F-150 tow over a million pounds
Ford is trying to show its rabid pickup truck fans that EVs aren't just for latte-sipping Tesla pilots. In an impressive demonstration of torque, an electric F-150 prototype towed 10 double-decke...
09:15 am -04 - Tue, July 23, 2019
Engadget Origin crammed an Xbox, PlayStation, Switch and gaming PC into one case
Which gaming camp are you in? Xbox? PlayStation? PC? Can't decide? No matter, custom gaming computer company Origin PC has managed to cram them all into one machine -- and has even thrown in the ...
08:29 am -04 - Tue, July 23, 2019
Engadget Team Rocket is now prepared to fight Pokmon Go trainers
We hope you're prepared for trouble, because you can now fight Team Rocket grunts in Pok&eacute;mon Go. Niantic has started rolling out the update it promised a week ago, adding dark-colored ...
07:30 am -04 - Tue, July 23, 2019
Engadget Daimler and Bosch inch closer to fully automated, self-driving valet service
Daimler has plans for self-driving trucks, autonomous taxis and cars that drive themselves on the autobahn. Now, it's moving forward with its vision to bring fully automated, driverless parking t...
05:21 am -04 - Tue, July 23, 2019
Engadget Astronomers believe the young Milky Way once swallowed a dwarf galaxy
Astronomers believe they've mapped an important sequence of events that shaped our galaxy 10 billion years ago. In a paper published in Nature Astronomy today, researchers from the Instituto de A...
03:41 am -04 - Tue, July 23, 2019
Engadget Microsoft will pay $25 million to settle Hungary bribery charges
Microsoft is on the hook at home for alleged crimes abroad. The company has agreed to pay about $25 million in settlements with both the Justice Department and SEC over charges that its Hungary subsi...
02:28 am -04 - Tue, July 23, 2019
Engadget What's on TV this week: 'Another Life'
This week we're loaded with new stuff to watch on streaming, including Katee Sackhoff in a new non-Battlestar Galactica science fiction series, Another Life. Also new on Netflix this week is The ...
01:07 am -04 - Tue, July 23, 2019
Engadget Google will pay $11 million to settle hundreds of age discrimination suits
Following a long legal process that started in 2015, Google will pay out $11 million to settle 227 claims from people who believe they were wrongly denied a career at the company because of their age....
11:48 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2019
Engadget NYC's automated subway routing had glitches for 'months' before Friday
When New Yorkers were stuck without access to multiple subway lines for 90 minutes on July 19th, that was really just the culmination of ongoing woes. The City has obtained Metropolitan Transportation...
10:39 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2019
Engadget Amazons Lord of the Rings reportedly has its first cast member
Amazon may have picked the first cast member for its upcoming Lord of the Rings TV series. Sources told several media outlets today that Australian actress Markella Kavenagh will be a series regular i...
09:57 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2019
Engadget Apple in 'advanced' discussions to buy Intel's modem division
After months of rumors, Intel is reportedly close to finding a buyer for its phone modem division... and it won't surprise you to hear who the candidate is. Wall Street Journal tipsters claim Ap...
09:14 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2019
Engadget Nintendo faces class action lawsuit over Switch controller 'drift'
As successful as the Nintendo Switch has been, there's been a consistent headache: Joy-Con drift. Many gamers have reported the controllers' analog sticks registering non-existent input (he...
08:26 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2019
Engadget Uber tests a $25 Pass that covers Eats and transportation
Uber is testing a subscription option that offers all-inclusive or discounted access to all its services. It's trialing a few variants of the plan in Chicago and San Francisco. All of them includ...
07:40 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2019
Engadget Sneaker marketplace GOAT has an app just for China
Scoring a pair of limited-edition Vans or Air Jordans just got easier for Chinese consumers. Online sneaker marketplace GOAT announced their official launch in China today with a new localized app jus...
07:21 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2019
Engadget The next 'Overwatch' hero is yet another evil scientist
Blizzard waited a little longer than fans expected, but it has at last revealed the identity of Overwatch's 31st playable character. Following a couple of mathematical-oriented teasers over the w...
07:02 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2019
Engadget Netflix unveils new shows aimed at preschoolers
Netflix is expanding its selection for tots. The streaming giant announced today that it would be adding seven new shows, all geared towards children between the ages of two to six-years-old. Included...
06:46 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2019
Engadget WhatsApp comes to millions of basic cellphones running KaiOS
WhatsApp has only had limited availability on basic cellphones until now, but Facebook is about to throw the gates wide open. The messaging app is now available on the KaiStore, making it available t...
06:30 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2019
Engadget The biggest streaming announcements from Comic-Con
Another San Diego Comic-Con has come and gone, and as always, there were a colossal number of trailers and previews for upcoming shows and movies, including many in the streaming realm....
06:15 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2019
Engadget Microsoft invests $1 billion in Elon Musk-founded OpenAI
Today, Microsoft announced that it's investing $1 billion in the Elon Musk-founded company OpenAI. The two companies will work together to bring supercomputing technologies and AI to Microsoft Az...
06:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2019
Engadget A mind-controlled robot arm doesnt have to mean brain implants
A robotic arm smoothly traces the movements of a cursor on a computer screen, controlled by the brain activity of a person sitting close by who stares straight ahead. The person wears a cap covered in...
05:29 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2019
Engadget Apple releases iOS 12.4, watchOS 5.3 with Walkie Talkie bug fix
The releases of iOS 13, watchOS 6 and macOS Catalina are likely just a couple of months away, but that isn't stopping Apple from giving the current versions a big sendoff. The tech behemoth has r...
05:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2019
Engadget You might have to be a die-hard fan to get Star Trek: Picard
Star Trek: Picard feels like a watershed decision in the streaming TV wars: A show so niche that it cannot possibly find a mainstream audience. I'm not complaining since it seems to have been des...
04:39 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2019
Engadget FDA targets teens with e-cigarette prevention ads
Today, the FDA launched its first e-cigarette prevention TV ads. Part of "The Real Cost" campaign, they're meant to educate teens on the dangers of e-cigarette use. The ads will target ...
04:13 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2019
Engadget Etsy buys music gear marketplace Reverb to expand its reach
Etsy is expanding its online shopping empire, albeit not in the way some would have expected. The company plans to acquire Reverb, one of the largest marketplaces for musical instruments, for $275 mi...
04:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2019
Engadget Introducing Engadget's most comprehensive back-to-school guide yet
Happy Monday, fam! I'm extremely pleased today to introduce our 2019 back-to-school guide. And that's not just because it's my favorite time of year (that would actually be our holiday ...
03:42 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2019
Engadget India's historic Moon mission takes off after week-long delay
One week after a "technical snag" forced the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) to delay the launch of its Chandrayaan-2, the lunar mission launched today. It appears to be back on tr...
03:24 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2019
Engadget Thriller author Dean Koontz signs five-book deal with Amazon
Amazon announced today that it inked best-selling author Dean Koontz to a five-book deal. The agreement will also include a short story collection called Nameless that will be available for free to Am...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2019
Engadget Slack's latest update should make its desktop app more efficient
Slack has become an essential part of the daily workflow for many of us, but its desktop app has perhaps been in need of a little TLC. An update is rolling out over the next few weeks that Slack claim...
02:31 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2019
Engadget Equifax settlement for data breach will only cost it $4 per person
The reports of an impending Equifax settlement were true. The company has agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, attorneys general and New York&...
02:15 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2019
Engadget Acer Predator Triton 900 review: Who needs a crazy swiveling screen?
Remember when we said gaming laptops were going to get wild this year? Behold Acer's Predator Triton 900, a massive 17-inch notebook with one of the craziest screens we've ever seen. It can ...
02:03 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2019
Engadget India's historic Moon mission takes off after week-long delay
One week after a "technical snag" forced the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) to delay the launch of its Chandrayaan-2, the lunar mission launched today. It appears to be back on tr...
01:34 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2019
Engadget Huawei allegedly developed a spy-friendly phone network for North Korea
If Huawei was hoping to mend its reputation in the wake of the de facto US ban, it's about to be disappointed. The Washington Post and 38 North have published joint reports indicating that Huawe...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2019
Engadget Airbnb makes it easier to find a place to stay on business trips
Airbnb wants to make it easier to find work-friendly listings, and its solution is fairly simple. Before, the company would ask if you were traveling for business at checkout. Now, it's offering ...
12:31 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2019
Engadget Brave musical hero speedruns 'GoldenEye' level with a piano
The 1997 N64 classic GoldenEye 007 was a game that introduced first-person shooters to millions of new gamers, even if it did cause the occasional family squabble....
11:55 am -04 - Mon, July 22, 2019
Engadget Netflix is getting a samurai anime from country singer Sturgill Simpson
In one of the weirder artistic crossovers of the year, Grammy-award winning musician Sturgill Simpson is releasing an anime on Netflix....
11:14 am -04 - Mon, July 22, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: ASUS' new gaming phone is barely a phone
Welcome back, it's Monday time. Over the weekend, Marvel decided to announce enough superhero TV and movies to keep you going for the next few years, while another Pixel 4 leak suggests some wack...
10:05 am -04 - Mon, July 22, 2019
Engadget Facebook's prototype VR bangle squeezes and vibrates your wrists
If VR is ever going to go mainstream, it's going to need to ditch the bulky accessories while still letting people interact with the virtual world. It's an idea that researchers at Facebook&...
09:30 am -04 - Mon, July 22, 2019
Engadget The fitness gadgets and apps you should be using at school
In between cramming for never-ending tests, going out with your classmates and campaigning for the student union, you still need to keep fit. The good news is, you don't have to do that last bit ...
09:15 am -04 - Mon, July 22, 2019
Engadget Elon Musk promises longer, curved tunnel for future Hyperloop contests
In a departure from previous years, next year's Hyperloop competition will be held in a six mile curved vacuum tunnel. Previously, the competition was held in a straight &frac34; mile test tu...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, July 22, 2019
Engadget The best electric bikes, scooters and skateboards to use at school
We hear you're going places? That's what school is all about, after all. But we're being a little more literal: Getting to class is often half the battle. That's why we've ded...
08:30 am -04 - Mon, July 22, 2019
Engadget The best desktops for students
We'll be honest, we realize most students will buy a laptop to use at school and call it a day. But opting for a desktop instead isn't the craziest idea, especially if your needs extend beyo...
08:20 am -04 - Mon, July 22, 2019
Engadget ASUS' ROG Phone II combines high-spec power with accessory spectacle
Gaming phones are a rare breed, and the nascent category has already proved to be too much of a challenge for Razer. Some companies still see it as an opportunity to tap into the ever-growing esports ...
08:20 am -04 - Mon, July 22, 2019
Engadget ASUS' ROG Phone II combines high-spec power with accessory spectacle (updated)
Gaming phones are a rare breed, and the nascent category has already proved to be too much of a challenge for Razer. Some companies still see it as an opportunity to tap into the ever-growing esports ...
08:00 am -04 - Mon, July 22, 2019
Engadget The audio gear we recommend to students
A life without music is a pretty dull one. Obviously, you need to make sure you're ready for the school year with some solid headphones, a decent pair of speakers and something good to listen to....
07:30 am -04 - Mon, July 22, 2019
Engadget The best consoles, games and accessories for students
The life of a student isn't all taking notes, writing essays and broadening horizons. Sometimes, you just want to blow off some steam. And for some of us, that means loading up a new game (or an ...
07:00 am -04 - Mon, July 22, 2019
Engadget The best TVs and streamers to use in a dorm room
Sure, studying is important. But in between classes and hitting the books everyone will need time to relax with some Netflix. Some students might be able to get by with just a laptop, tablet or even p...
06:30 am -04 - Mon, July 22, 2019
Engadget The best creative and productivity apps for students
So you've picked out a shiny new laptop, tablet or phone to take with you to school this year. Well, it's nothing without some apps. Your hardware may come with the basics, but there's ...
06:00 am -04 - Mon, July 22, 2019
Engadget The best gaming PCs and accessories for students
PC gaming is serious business. This is where video game fans go when they want the highest resolution, lowest latency and most precise experiences available, from first-person shooters to top-down tea...
05:30 am -04 - Mon, July 22, 2019
Engadget The best smartphones, tablets and smartwatches for students
New school year, new gear. Maybe you're due for an upgrade, or maybe you broke your phone over summer break, or maybe you just want a new toy. Either way, you might be looking to refresh your sla...
05:00 am -04 - Mon, July 22, 2019
Engadget The best laptops for students in 2019
Each year, laptops are one of the most well-represented categories in our back-to-school gear guide. And for good reason! With the exception of the relative few who prefer desktops, for almost every o...
04:30 am -04 - Mon, July 22, 2019
Engadget The gear you need for your dorm room
Our back-to-school guide wouldn't be complete without a section on dorm living. After all, you're going to be spending a lot of the year there (though hopefully not too much time). To really...
03:49 am -04 - Mon, July 22, 2019
Engadget Cannondale's electric mountain bikes offer more power for the trail
Cannondale has electrified a significant chunk of its bicycle lineup, and now it's determined to conquer the mountain biking world in earnest. The company has unveiled a redesigned Moterra e-bik...
02:28 am -04 - Mon, July 22, 2019
Engadget Google Pixel 4 leak fuels rumors of hand gesture control
Those rumors of the Pixel 4 sporting hand gesture control just became more tangible. Ice Universe has obtained photos that reportedly show the detached bezels for the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL, including...
01:03 am -04 - Mon, July 22, 2019
Engadget Amazon has already renewed 'The Boys' for a second season
Amazon is apparently confident The Boys will prove a hit -- so confident that it's committing to more before the Prime Video show is even available. The company has renewed its ugly-side-of-supe...
11:33 pm -04 - Sun, July 21, 2019
Engadget Netflix deal with Hollywood union promises better conditions for actors
Netflix regularly works with unionized actors (they're ubiquitous in Hollywood), but usually on a show-by-show basis. Now, though, it's establishing a deeper connection. The service has sign...
10:02 pm -04 - Sun, July 21, 2019
Engadget Tinder rebels against Google Play app fees by taking direct payments
Tinder is exploring a different approach to fighting app store fees -- it's simply ignoring what the store operators want. The dating giant has introduced a default payment process into its Andr...
08:36 pm -04 - Sun, July 21, 2019
Engadget Second season of DC's 'Doom Patrol' will also stream on HBO Max
Those murmurs of WarnerMedia making DC Universe's shows more widely available? They're true. DC's Doom Patrol has been renewed for a second season, and it'll be available on both D...
07:17 pm -04 - Sun, July 21, 2019
Engadget Hackers broke into a contractor for Russia's spy agency
The Russian government is used to perpetrating hacks, but it just became a target -- and the data says a lot about its goals. A hacking group nicknaming itself 0v1ru$ infiltrated the servers of SyTec...
06:00 pm -04 - Sun, July 21, 2019
Engadget The best camera cleaning gear
By Tim Barribeau and Ben KeoughThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn af...
04:45 pm -04 - Sun, July 21, 2019
Engadget Marvel unveils its roadmap for Disney shows
Marvel has provided the first details for phase four of its Cinematic Universe, and it won't surprise you to hear that Disney+ will play a large role. There are no less than five superhero shows...
04:45 pm -04 - Sun, July 21, 2019
Engadget Disney will play a huge part in MCU phase four
Marvel has provided the first details for phase four of its Cinematic Universe, and it won't surprise you to hear that Disney+ will play a large role. There are no less than five superhero shows ...
03:30 pm -04 - Sun, July 21, 2019
Engadget After Math: How long is that in moon years?
It's been half an Earth century since humanity first made landfall on its nearest celestial neighbor, and there's plenty of reason to celebrate, but that doesn't mean the news of the wo...
01:29 pm -04 - Sun, July 21, 2019
Engadget 'Kingdom Hearts: VR Experience' part two is adding the Olympus Coliseum
When the Kingdom Hearts: VR Experience dropped earlier this year, it was incomplete and missing some levels that might have put a damper on your nostalgia trip. Now, Disney and Square Enix are rolling...
11:54 am -04 - Sun, July 21, 2019
Engadget Android will show a detailed look at your wireless earbuds' battery life
Google has revealed a handful of new Fast Pair capabilities coming out this year that'll make compatible Bluetooth headsets better competitors to Apple's AirPods. One of those features is An...
08:06 am -04 - Sun, July 21, 2019
Engadget US took down Iranian drone using new jammer technology
When the USS Boxer took down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz, it apparently represented a baptism by fire for new technology. The Wall Street Journal understands that the action was the US N...
03:54 am -04 - Sun, July 21, 2019
Engadget 'Fortnite' winds down season nine with a giant-sized battle
Epic is still finding ways to mark Fortnite's season transitions in grand style. The studio just finished a "Final Showdown" event for the end of season nine that interrupted the battl...
02:23 am -04 - Sun, July 21, 2019
Engadget Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce is leaving the gaming company
Another Blizzard co-founder is stepping away from the company. Just a few months after Mike Morhaime left his role as Blizzard CEO and president, his fellow founder Frank Pearce has announced that he&...
01:25 am -04 - Sun, July 21, 2019
Engadget Amazon's 'The Expanse' season 4 premieres December 13th
Fans of The Expanse finally know when they can expect Amazon to continue the cult-hit sci-fi series. The internet giant has confirmed that the fourth season of The Expanse will debut on December 13th...
12:40 am -04 - Sun, July 21, 2019
Engadget 'The Orville' season 3 will be a Hulu exclusive
You'll have to forget about watching The Orville's third season on Fox. Hulu has announced that it will offer season 3 of the sci-fi series as an exclusive in the US, with new episodes prem...
11:22 pm -04 - Sat, July 20, 2019
Engadget 'Westworld' season 3 trailer shows robots venturing beyond the park
HBO has released the first full trailer for Westworld's third season, and it's clear that there's much, much more to see than what you caught in the teaser. The clip shows a future cit...
09:55 pm -04 - Sat, July 20, 2019
Engadget NASA's Orion crew capsule is ready for its uncrewed trip to the Moon
You knew the US wouldn't mark the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 without news about the country's next trip to the Moon. Both Lockheed Martin and NASA have confirmed completion of the Orion ...
08:35 pm -04 - Sat, July 20, 2019
Engadget CBS offers the first trailer for 'Star Trek: Picard'
CBS is using San Diego Comic-Con to share a wealth of new info about its next wave of Star Trek material on All Access. To start, there's finally an honest-to-goodness trailer for Star Trek: Pica...
07:14 pm -04 - Sat, July 20, 2019
Engadget CBS goes dark on DirecTV Now, other AT&T services in price dispute
Media giants are embroiled in yet another fight over TV rates, and viewers are once again paying the price. CBS' channels in 17 markets (including New York, San Francisco and Atlanta) have gone ...
06:00 pm -04 - Sat, July 20, 2019
Engadget Neil Armstrong's Buzz Aldrin photo is unparalleled in art
Few would deny that Neil Armstrong's shot of fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin is one of the most famous and compelling photos ever taken. What makes it so iconic? Of course, he had access to a place ...
05:00 pm -04 - Sat, July 20, 2019
Engadget Recommended Reading: The race back to the Moon
Dueling superpowers, rival billionaires. Inside the new race to the MoonJeffrey Kluger,TimeSpaceX, Blue Origin and others are in a heated battle to help NASA return the US to the Moon. Time takes an i...
04:00 pm -04 - Sat, July 20, 2019
Engadget The sneakers inspired by Apollo 11 and the Moon landing
NASA's Apollo 11 has had an outsize influence on our culture since July 20th, 1969. That's the day the spaceflight mission successfully completed its lunar landing, paving the way for Neil A...
03:00 pm -04 - Sat, July 20, 2019
Engadget Watch astronauts reach space on Apollo 11's 50th anniversary
Earth is about to mark Apollo 11's 50th anniversary in one of the most fitting ways possible: sending people to space on the same day. NASA's Andrew Morgan (shown at left), Roscosmos' A...
02:00 pm -04 - Sat, July 20, 2019
Engadget How HoloLens is helping advance the science of spaceflight
AR headsets haven't exactly caught on with the general public -- especially after the Google Glass debacle. Mixed reality technology has garnered a sizable amount of interest in a variety of prof...
01:00 pm -04 - Sat, July 20, 2019
Engadget Did Frankenstein go to the Moon?
There's a mystery at the heart of the first Moon landing. And no, it's not whether the whole thing was staged. Instead, historians are wondering whether a small company in Manchester helped ...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, July 20, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: 2020 Corvette adds NFC, 1080p and OTA updates
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to your weekend! Chevrolet unveiled its tech-filled 2020 Corvette, and Comic-Con is in full swing. We'll take a look back at someone this week's ...
09:46 am -04 - Sat, July 20, 2019
Engadget NSA contractor sentenced to nine years over theft of classified info
In 2016, federal agents arrested NSA contractor Harold Martin for stealing up to 50TB of classified information, and reports claimed that included offensive hacking technology designed to break into f...
04:32 am -04 - Sat, July 20, 2019
Engadget Report: FTC approves a fine for Google over YouTube kids privacy probe
Google has to pay the FTC a multimillion dollar fine to settle a probe into YouTube's shortcomings when it comes to protecting kids using its service, according to The Washington Post. The agency...
02:47 am -04 - Sat, July 20, 2019
Engadget Equifax reportedly close to $700 million data breach settlement
Remember that time Equifax had a data breach and leaked an incredible amount of information -- addresses, social security numbers and even driver's licenses -- on more than 143 million people in ...
01:32 am -04 - Sat, July 20, 2019
Engadget 'The Dark Crystal' Comic-Con preview goes behind the scenes
Besides The Witcher, Netflix also highlighted its upcoming The Dark Crystal prequel series at Comic-Con. Instead of another trailer, the video posted goes behind the scenes, talking to engineers and o...
11:57 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2019
Engadget Netflix's 'The Witcher' teaser trailer revealed at Comic-Con
Late last year we learned that The Witcher's TV adaptation found its Geralt in the form of Superman star Henry Cavill, and now at Comic-Con fans have their first glimpse of the live-action series...
10:47 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2019
Engadget Huawei CEO: Entity List ban is 'the start of the US falling behind'
It's been a tumultuous year for Huawei's businesses in the US, and the company's highest-ranking officials are speaking out. Founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei spoke with Yahoo Finance in an ...
10:03 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2019
Engadget Eli Roths studio is making five horror series for Facebook Watch
Last fall, Crypt TV announced it would convert its Webby Award-winning short The Birch into a 15-episode horror series for Facebook Watch. The digital studio, founded by Eli Roth and Jack Davis, isn&#...
09:23 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2019
Engadget US Netflix subscribers can finally watch Eurovision replays
Americans didn't have official ways to watch the Eurovision Song Contest live this year, but they'll at least have a way to relive it. Netflix will carry the 2019 competition's semi-fin...
08:39 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2019
Engadget Hulu's Comic-Con surprise: 'Veronica Mars' S4 is streaming now
Forget waiting until July 26th, during a panel at Comic-Con Veronica Mars star Kristen Bell announced season four of the relaunched series is premiering today on Hulu. All eight episodes are live righ...
07:24 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2019
Engadget Parrot plans to retire its Mambo and Swing drones
Drone company Parrot, maker of the Anafi 4K folding drone, is reportedly leaving the mini-drone market. Parrot has been shifting its focus away from consumer drones since 2017, but it's been a sl...
06:52 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2019
Engadget Bloodborne's atmospheric score is getting a vinyl release
Bloodborne is one of the most lauded titles of the current console generation, and a key ingredient in making FromSoftware's game so memorable for so many is its delectably dark soundtrack. The a...
06:21 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2019
Engadget Netflix might pay Eddie Murphy $70 million for stand-up specials
Eddie Murphy might be better known these days for his work on the screen, but it was on the stage that he got his start. His stand-up specials Delirious and Raw are often ranked among the best ever, a...
06:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2019
Engadget What to watch to celebrate Apollo 11's 50th anniversary
What better way to celebrate the Moon landing than to gather your family around the couch and relive the experience? Even if you weren't lucky enough to see Neil Armstrong plant his feet on the M...
05:29 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2019
Engadget Join the first Harry Potter: Wizards Unite community day tomorrow
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite has been out for one month, and makers Ninantic and WB Games are ready to kick things up a notch. Tomorrow, they're launching the game's first community day. Simi...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2019
Engadget Readers tell us why the OnePlus 6T has earned so many fans
When Senior Editor Richard Lai reviewed the OnePlus 6T, new features like its distinct dewdrop notch and in-display fingerprint reader stood out to him. As the company's first offering through a ...
04:30 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2019
Engadget How NASA keeps its astronauts safe and sane in space
Astronauts endure one of the most dangerous, high stakes, high stress professions on (or off) the planet -- a job matched in isolation, confinement and extremity perhaps only by arctic field scientist...
04:18 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2019
Engadget Twitter will help explain missing tweets in conversations
Twitter will soon do a better job of explaining missing tweets in your conversations. The social network is adding context to "this tweet is unavailable" notices in conversation threads to ...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2019
Engadget The best turntable
By Chris HeinonenThis 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...
03:49 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2019
Engadget Sky: Children of the Light is finally available on iOS
Thatgamecompany's Sky: Children of the Light is finally available on iOS. The title, from the creators of Journey, was announced years ago and has lived in beta limbo for a long time. Last month,...
03:26 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2019
Engadget Lyft adds NYC subway directions to its app
Lyft's support for public transportation will soon include one of the biggest mass transit systems on the planet. The ridesharing firm is rolling out access to real-time New York City subway dire...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2019
Engadget NASA's plan to return to the moon with Project Artemis
On July 21, 1969, the first humans set foot on the moon. With Neil Armstrong's simple words, "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," the world changed irrevocably. For a f...
02:30 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2019
Engadget The best personal EVs for any commute
My commute isn't too bad. I have to walk a mile or so to the metro, ride it for about 25 minutes, and then it's a short walk from the station to the office. Driving would be exponentially mo...
02:19 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2019
Engadget Huawei's supposed Android alternative isn't meant for smartphones
When Huawei trademarked its Hongmeng operating system last month, many assumed it was the long-rumored mobile OS that the company said it could use in place of Android or Windows. But that's not ...
01:29 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2019
Engadget 'Iron Man VR' developers explain the game's free-roaming flight
Gamers have been eagerly awaiting Marvel's Iron Man VR game since a hands-on demo was made available in February, and now more details have been revealed about the upcoming title. Developer Camou...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2019
Engadget NVIDIA revamps Moon landing recreation in time for Apollo 11's 50th
You knew NVIDIA couldn't resist reviving its GPU-based Apollo 11 recreation for the Moon landing's 50th anniversary. Sure enough, the tech firm has updated the demo to take advantage of its...
12:28 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2019
Engadget Virgin Orbit will launch small satellites for the UK military
Virgin Orbit, the small satellite launch arm of Virgin Galactic, will provide launch capabilities for the UK's Royal Air Force (RAF). Virgin has been angling for government contracts recently and...
12:02 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2019
Engadget 2020 Corvette moves the engine back and adds over-the-air updates
After decades of speculation and nearly endless teasing, Chevrolet has unveiled the long-awaited mid-engined Corvette. Scheduled to begin production later this year, the 2020 Stingray brings the "...
11:29 am -04 - Fri, July 19, 2019
Engadget Google's $10 Stadia Pro plan includes one free game per month
During a Reddit "Ask me Anything" session, Director of Product Andrey Doronichev dished some more details about Google's Stadia online gaming service coming in November. Questions cover...
11:05 am -04 - Fri, July 19, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: CG 'Cats' trailer takes a trip to the uncanny valley
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Looking for another creepy feline CGI movie trailer? We got you. We've also put together a guide for the best car-camping gear, if you're priming yoursel...
10:35 am -04 - Fri, July 19, 2019
Engadget Watch a behind-the-scenes look at 'Terminator: Dark Fate'
Paramount Pictures has released a Terminator: Dark Fate featurette at San Diego Comic-Con, showing an inside look at the making of what people are calling the true sequel to Terminator 2. While the fr...
09:40 am -04 - Fri, July 19, 2019
Engadget London's Tube will finally offer 4G coverage from next year
It's finally happening: 4G is coming to the London Underground. After years of promises, Londoners will at last be able to check their email while traveling on the Tube....
09:40 am -04 - Fri, July 19, 2019
Engadget London's Tube will finally offer 4G coverage next year
It's finally happening: 4G is coming to the London Underground. After years of promises, Londoners will at last be able to check their email while traveling on the Tube....
08:45 am -04 - Fri, July 19, 2019
Engadget BBC and ITV streaming service BritBox is finally coming to the UK
BritBox, the streaming service from two of Britain's largest broadcasters, will finally launch in the UK by the end of 2019. The service, a partnership between the BBC and ITV, will be priced at ...
07:35 am -04 - Fri, July 19, 2019
Engadget Orlando won't use Amazon's facial recognition software anymore
Orlando has canceled Amazon's facial recognition pilot following a series of technical problems and other issues, according to Orlando Weekly. The city started testing the facial recognition soft...
05:29 am -04 - Fri, July 19, 2019
Engadget Loki is joining 'Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3' for Switch
The latest entry in the Marvel Ultimate Alliance franchise is dropping for the Nintendo Switch today, July 19th, and it comes with a nice surprise for fans of the god of mischief. Loki is joining MUA ...
02:24 am -04 - Fri, July 19, 2019
Engadget Tesla opens Vegas V3 Supercharger station powered by solar and battery
Tesla is opening a V3 Supercharger station right on the Las Vegas Strip. The automaker released a video today with more details about its newest charging site, located next to the LINQ hotel's Hi...
01:01 am -04 - Fri, July 19, 2019
Engadget SpaceX shows off a highlight reel of Crew Dragon parachute tests
As SpaceX continues its progress toward a Demo-2 launch of its Crew Dragon spacecraft with NASA astronauts aboard the company put together this reel of parachute tests. According to the tag, "Spa...
10:59 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2019
Engadget 'Cats' movie trailer offers an odd look at the CG felines
VFX artists had a go with the feature film Cats. Universal unveiled a full-length trailer today that gave us the first look at what the film's human actors look like as CG-transformed felines. Wh...
10:59 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2019
Engadget Cats trailer plunges into the uncanny valley of digital fur
VFX artists had a go with the feature film Cats. Universal unveiled a full-length trailer today that gave us the first look at what the film's human actors look like as CG-transformed felines. Wh...
10:18 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2019
Engadget Amazon Prime Day error put high-end camera gear on sale for peanuts
Sometimes during major online sales, too-good-to-be-true deals accidentally make it to storefronts. Often the retailer cancels those orders after realizing the mistake, but sometimes lucky bargain hun...
09:27 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2019
Engadget GM will help Chevy EV owners find certified home charger installers
General Motors wants to make it easier for Chevy EV-owners to charge their vehicles at home. Customers will soon be able to visit the Chevrolet.com Charging Page and search for certified charger insta...
08:57 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2019
Engadget Microsoft posts record Q4 results despite Xbox slowdown
We're all used to hearing how well Microsoft has been doing by now, so the company's earnings report for Q4 2019 comes as no surprise. Once again, the tech giant performed well, delivering a...
08:03 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2019
Engadget Chrome update will stop sites from checking for Incognito Mode
Chrome's Incognito Mode hasn't been working as well as promised lately -- some sites now check for private browsing and insist that you sign in before you can read an article. Google sees t...
07:50 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2019
Engadget A sheriff's office in Colorado will use Galaxy S9s as body cameras
Deputies in the Kit Carson County Sheriff's Office in Burlington, Colorado, will soon wear Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphones on their vests. The phones will serve as body cameras and will run on AT&a...
07:20 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2019
Engadget Cellphone interference still poses a risk aboard some Boeing jets
Even switching your phone to airplane mode won't keep it from being a risk on some Boeing jets. A 2014 FAA study revealed that some cockpit screens on Boeing 737 and 777 jets are vulnerable to in...
06:51 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2019
Engadget US networks improved in early 2019 with help from 5G upgrades
Did you have fewer gripes about your cellphone service earlier this year? You're not alone. JD Power's latest US wireless network quality study indicates that the ratio of complaints about...
06:30 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2019
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Save $150 on a Dell 34-inch 2K curved monitor
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, July 18, 2019
Engadget 'Overwatch' test lets you pick and queue for a specific hero class
Players have been asking for it for years and finally, it's arrived: Blizzard is introducing Role Queue to Overwatch. From today, players in the PTR will be able to beta test a feature that allow...
05:49 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2019
Engadget Googles plan to improve local news will start in Youngstown, Ohio
Today, Google announced that Youngstown, Ohio, will be the first city in its Compass Experiment, a joint venture with newspaper publishing company McClatchy to revive local news. The announcement coul...
05:37 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2019
Engadget YouTube Music adds seamless switching between audio and videos
If you're a YouTube Premium or Music Premium subscriber, switching between a song and its music video should be smoother as of today. You can hop back and forth between the two, and playback will...
05:12 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2019
Engadget Barsys $1,500 robot bartender promises cocktails with AI precision
The "Keurig of cocktails" concept isn't exactly new, but that's not stopping companies like Barsys from perfecting the robotic bartender. Next week, Barsys is launching its robotic...
04:53 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2019
Engadget Toyota unveils electric shuttles for 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo
Toyota's first dedicated vehicle for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo isn't a flying car, but it shows promise. The automaker today unveiled the APM (Accessible People Mover), ...
04:41 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2019
Engadget Time says its AR depiction of Apollo 11 is the 'most accurate' yet
Time is joining Google in marking Apollo 11's 50th anniversary using augmented reality, although this one is decidedly different -- and may be particularly valuable if you're a history buff....
04:27 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2019
Engadget 'Plants vs. Zombies 3' is on the way and you can test it now
Six years after Plants vs. Zombies 2 staggered into the world, the next entry in the series is on the way. PopCap Games is hard at work on Plants vs. Zombies 3, and it's already offering you the ...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2019
Engadget Instagram will notify you before it disables your account
Instagram is making a few changes to the way it disables accounts. Currently, the platform removes accounts with a certain percentage of violating content. But it's rolling out a new policy that ...
03:43 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2019
Engadget Slack resets tens of thousands of passwords following 2015 data breach
Tens of thousands of Slack users will have to change their passwords after the company learned new details about a 2015 data breach. If you created your account before March of that year, haven't...
03:30 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2019
Engadget How to give your hike a high-tech upgrade
At its heart, hiking is about getting away from technology. Stuffing everything you need to survive for a few days into a bag and disappearing into the woods is as much about breaking free of the dail...
03:14 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2019
Engadget Verizon's first 5G hotspot is $500 with a two-year contract
Verizon (Engadget's parent company) has unveiled the latest device that connects to its 5G network. The Inseego MiFi M1000 is the first 5G hotspot available through Verizon, and it costs $650 upf...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2019
Engadget Tell us your best memories of the NES
This week, Nintendo announced an updated version of the Switch. Meanwhile, one of its oldest consoles celebrated its thirty-sixth birthday. The Nintendo Entertainment System was released on July 15th,...
02:50 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2019
Engadget Toys 'R' Us returns with 'STEAM' workshops and smaller stores
In time for the holidays, Toys "R" Us parent company Tru Kids is planning to open two permanent stores. This time around, the stores will include things like theaters for movies and video ga...
02:10 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2019
Engadget The latest Google Doodle celebrates the Apollo 11 anniversary
Google wouldn't let the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing go by without a Google Doodle. The company released its commemorative video Doodle today. The nearly five-minute animated cl...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2019
Engadget Pampers gets into smart diapers with Lumi
The smart diaper wars have truly begun. Today, Pampers unveiled Lumi, an all-in-one connected system that includes two activity sensors for diapers, a Logitech camera fashioned into a Wi-Fi baby monit...
01:46 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2019
Engadget Atari founder's Alexa-powered board game is out now
Alexa could add color and suspense to your murder mystery game nights if it's getting a bit stale lately. X2 Games, created by Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell and Hollywood creative director Zai ...
01:30 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2019
Engadget How to shoot your next adventure like a pro
In the Instagram and YouTube age, your outdoor adventures basically didn't happen unless there are good images and videos to share. At least that's how it feels sometimes. So why is it that ...
01:16 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2019
Engadget Honda has a modular EV plan for the US
Honda might have delighted the European market with details of its cute and compact electric Honda E, but that's no use to American drivers -- the Honda E isn't destined for US soil and even...
12:58 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2019
Engadget Qualcomm fined 242 million in European antitrust case
Fresh off its high-profile feud with Apple, Qualcomm is suffering more legal woes. An investigation by the European Commission has found Qualcomm abused its market dominance in the manufacture of 3G b...
12:27 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2019
Engadget US senator calls for probe into FaceApp over privacy concerns
Remember when FaceApp went viral for all the wrong reasons? That happened again recently, though this time, the controversy became big enough for a US Senator to get involved. New York Democratic Sena...
12:02 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2019
Engadget Uber error charges riders 100 times more than the original price
An error in Uber's systems on Wednesday led to people being charged 100 times what their ride should have cost. One user was charged $2,053 dollars on a ride that should have cost $20.53....
11:15 am -04 - Thu, July 18, 2019
Engadget YouTube's exclusive MLB coverage begins streaming today
Earlier this year YouTube announced an exclusive 13-game streaming deal with Major League Baseball -- and it's starting today. If you're in the USA, Canada or Puerto Rico you'll be able...
10:07 am -04 - Thu, July 18, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Reviewing Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pro
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.It's time to find out if Apple's new MacBook Pro is worth the money, plus we'll break down the controversy over G2A's business model. Meanwhile...
10:07 am -04 - Thu, July 18, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Reviewing Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pro
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.It's time to find out if Apple's new MacBook Pro is worth the money, plus we'll break down the controversy over G2A's business model. Meanwhile...
10:05 am -04 - Thu, July 18, 2019
Engadget Microsoft will turn an Xbox Live sub into Game Pass Ultimate for $1
Microsoft has been pushing its Xbox Game Pass service recently, adding new features and confirming it will be expanding to PC. Bargain hunters have been in the know about a special offer for the servi...
08:57 am -04 - Thu, July 18, 2019
Engadget Samsung launches high-capacity smartphone RAM built for 5G and AI
It has only been a few months since Samsung unveiled the highest-capacity smartphone DRAM yet -- a 12GB LPDDR4X package for premium devices -- but it's already following that up with a faster mod...
07:34 am -04 - Thu, July 18, 2019
Engadget Japan reportedly pushes 'international network for cryptocurrency payments'
As governments around the world try to figure out how to deal with everything from Bitcoin to Facebook's Libra, Japan has usually been a step or two ahead in dealing with cryptocurrency. Bitcoin ...
06:02 am -04 - Thu, July 18, 2019
Engadget Instagram is expanding its hidden 'Like' test to more countries
Instagram launched an experiment for Canadian users in April to try and find out whether hiding Like counts can benefit its users. While the Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform hasn't shared it...
03:41 am -04 - Thu, July 18, 2019
Engadget Apple previews its 'Peanuts' series 'Snoopy in Space'
Apple isn't just using the Apollo 11 anniversary to hype up its live action shows. The tech giant has offered an early look at its Apple TV+ Peanuts cartoons with a short trailer for "Snoop...
02:50 am -04 - Thu, July 18, 2019
Engadget Microsoft demos its bid at creating 'secure' voting systems
Microsoft is keen to show that its election security system is more than just a theoretical exercise. The company has demonstrated the first voting system to use its ElectionGuard tech, promising a v...
01:50 am -04 - Thu, July 18, 2019
Engadget NBC revives A.P. Bio for its streaming service
Dropping A.P. Bio is never a good idea. NBC has approved the Lorne Michaels-produced comedy for a third season -- but will feature it exclusively on its upcoming streaming platform, according to The H...
12:18 am -04 - Thu, July 18, 2019
Engadget Oakland bans city use of facial recognition software
Oakland, Calif. is now the third US city to ban the use of facial recognition technology. The city passed an ordinance yesterday that prohibits the use of the technology on the grounds that it is ofte...
11:13 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2019
Engadget Google pulls stalking apps from the Play Store
It's one thing to voluntarily share your phone activities with friends and family, but some app developers have been encouraging far more sinister uses. Google has pulled multiple people-tracking...
08:37 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2019
Engadget Hulu will add NASA TV to its lineup of live channels
Just ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, you'll have another way to tune into NASA TV's live stream. Hulu will carry the feed on its live TV service as of July 19th,...
08:14 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2019
Engadget Netflix Q2 report points to price hikes for lower than expected growth
Netflix just released its financial results for the second quarter of 2019 (PDF), and a number that jumps out is that its service grew by 2.7 million subscribers. That's a problem for shareholder...
08:09 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2019
Engadget Apple renews Carpool Karaoke for a third season
America's road trip with James Corden and his celebrity guests isn't over yet. Apple has renewed the CBS-produced Carpool Karaoke for a third season, reported Variety. The short-form singalo...
07:42 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2019
Engadget AI learns to solve a Rubik's Cube in 1.2 seconds
Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have created an artificial intelligence system that can solve a Rubik's Cube in an average of 1.2 seconds in about 20 moves. That's two se...
07:13 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2019
Engadget A Bluetooth vulnerability could give hackers your location
Your FitBit and other Bluetooth gadgets could be giving away your location data. Researchers from Boston University (BU) detected a vulnerability in several high-profile Bluetooth devices that could a...
06:48 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2019
Engadget Spotify adds long-overdue iPad multitasking
Spotify has been available on the iPad for several years, but it hasn't really evolved to take advantage of the Apple tablet's growing multitasking abilities. You've still had to switc...
06:28 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2019
Engadget The best Amazon Prime Day 2019 deals: A few good deals remain
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06:19 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2019
Engadget Anti-Brexit RPG Not Tonight is coming to Switch
The anti-Brexit game Not Tonight may be a year old, but it's still just as relevant. With the Brexit deadline pushed back to October and heightened political tension in the US, the game's di...
05:53 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2019
Engadget Breakthrough searches for signs of alien life in ultra-fast light pulses
Internet investor Yuri Milner's search for extraterrestrial life now includes a hunt for, effectively, interstellar Morse code. Breakthrough Listen is teaming with the partners behind VERITAS (t...
05:29 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2019
Engadget Amazon has bought yet another soccer documentary
Amazon is getting to set to stream the Premier League this year, and even though it only has 20 mid-week matches, it wants to multiply the impact as much as possible. To that end, it announced that it...
04:57 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2019
Engadget 'PUBG' update brings destruction and better visuals to the original map
Erangel, the map in which the battle royale craze truly began in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, is getting a major overhaul for season 4. PUBG Corp said the update brings Erangel in line with mor...
04:30 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2019
Engadget What we played in July: 'Bloodstained' and 'Super Mario Maker 2'
Welcome back to Engadget's Gaming IRL, a monthly segment where we run down what our editors are playing. This time around, we've finally got our hands on Kickstarter darling Bloodstained: Ri...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2019
Engadget Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro review (2019): This is the one
Last fall, Apple finally updated the MacBook Air. In doing so, it made choosing the best entry-level Mac laptop far more complicated than necessary. The Air was directly pitted against the 12-inch Mac...
03:44 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2019
Engadget Braun's Dieter Rams-designed speaker line is making a comeback
It's been 28 years since German consumer product maker Braun got out of the audio business, but any audiophile will still be able to recognize the company's classic LE range of speakers. Tod...
03:30 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2019
Engadget In case of emergency: The tech that might save you
Look, nature is beautiful. It's fun. But it can also be unpredictable and dangerous. And while I highly encourage you to head in to the great outdoors as often as possible, you should only do so ...
02:40 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2019
Engadget 'Streets of Rage 4' will be scored by an all-star group of composers
However well Streets of Rage 4 turns out, it should at least have a top-tier soundtrack. Guard Crush Games, Lizardcube and Dotemu have revealed that the side-scrolling beat-em-up will have music from...
02:30 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2019
Engadget Uber wants to sell you Echos, AirPods and Oculus headsets
Uber is taking its retail offerings up a notch. Last year, the company teamed up with Cargo to let drivers hawk goods ranging from snacks to phone chargers. Now, Uber and Cargo are hoping riders will ...
02:10 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2019
Engadget 'Luigi's Mansion 3' is coming out on Halloween
You'll be able to help Luigi and his new pal Gooigi tackle hordes of ghosts at the spookiest time of year, because Nintendo has confirmed Luigi's Mansion 3 will arrive on Switch October 31st...
01:53 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2019
Engadget Nintendo quietly upgrades the Switch with up to 9 hours of battery life
The murmurs of an upgraded Switch were true -- although you might want to put hopes for a Switch Pro on ice, at least for now. Nintendo has quietly unveiled a new revision of the standard Switch with...
01:30 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2019
Engadget Summer boondocking gear: Car camping done right
Earlier this year I was infected with the #vanlife bug. Well, more like the #overlanding bug in my case, but I've been camping and working from the road for over a month now. I get to soak up thi...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2019
Engadget DJI's new gimbal is almost half the weight of the Ronin-S
DJI's new Ronin gimbal for mirrorless cameras was designed to be a compact version of the Ronin-S, making it much easier to carry for your photo or YouTube shoots. The single-handed 3-axis model,...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2019
Engadget Spotify has the Disney section youve always wanted
Disney classics like The Lion King or Mulan are known for their iconic soundtracks, and now it's easier than ever to find them in one place. Spotify and Disney have teamed up today to launch a hu...
12:31 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2019
Engadget Google Arts & Culture made an AR gallery that celebrates color
Last year, Google released an augmented reality feature for its Arts &amp; Culture app that turns phones into a pocket-sized museum dedicated to Vermeer paintings. Now, the tech giant has rolled o...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2019
Engadget Why are game developers so angry with G2A's marketplace?
Once again, G2A is being forced to defend its marketplace for digital video game codes and keys. Mike Rose, founder of game publisher No More Robots, launched a petition earlier this month that calls ...
11:38 am -04 - Wed, July 17, 2019
Engadget EU opens Amazon probe to see if it used merchant data to gain an advantage
On the same day that Amazon announced plans to overhaul its business terms for its third-party sellers, the European Commission (EC) has opened a formal antitrust investigation into the retailer, desi...
11:21 am -04 - Wed, July 17, 2019
Engadget Amazon will change its rules for third-party sellers following backlash
Amazon doesn't have a shining reputation when it comes to the way it handles its third-party sellers. Merchants have reported restrictions on where they can sell, being kicked off the site for no...
11:02 am -04 - Wed, July 17, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Elon Musk's plan to plug a computer into your brain
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Feel the need to work on your body? We have some expert advice on training gear that can help, with input from elite athletes who don't have time to waste. Of...
10:35 am -04 - Wed, July 17, 2019
Engadget Ableton Live can control modular synths from your computer
Modular synthesizers are having something of a moment right now. Even mainstream players like Korg are trying to bring them to the masses. So it's no surprise that Ableton -- maker of one of the ...
09:41 am -04 - Wed, July 17, 2019
Engadget Google officially closes 'Dragonfly,' its controversial Chinese search project
Google's controversial Project Dragonfly has officially been shelved. At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing this week, Google's vice president of public policy, Karan Bhatia, said that wor...
08:35 am -04 - Wed, July 17, 2019
Engadget Tesla is raising the price of its 'full self-driving' package by $1,000
A couple of months after Tesla started selling the "full self-driving" option again, Elon Musk warned interested customers that its price will "increase substantially over time." T...
07:33 am -04 - Wed, July 17, 2019
Engadget Toyota will spend 10 years perfecting its astronaut moon rover
Japan has an ambitious plan to send men to the moon by 2030 as part of a multinational mission and is determined they'll have a ride when they get there. Japan's space agency JAXA and partne...
05:55 am -04 - Wed, July 17, 2019
Engadget Bulgarian tax agency breach may have compromised 5 million people
Bulgaria's government is dealing with a massive security breach that might have affected almost all adult residents' information. According to Reuters, the country's finance minister ha...
03:51 am -04 - Wed, July 17, 2019
Engadget Elon Musk's Neuralink hopes to put sensors in human brains next year
While we wait for Neuralink to present the progress it's made over the last couple of years in brain-computer interface technology, the New York Times has already published information from an ea...
02:55 am -04 - Wed, July 17, 2019
Engadget Hackers broke into Sprint accounts through Samsung's website
Sprint's security team is having a very, very lousy 2019. On top of the earlier Boost Mobile breach, the carrier has revealed that hackers obtained "unauthorized access" to an unspecif...
01:57 am -04 - Wed, July 17, 2019
Engadget Apple is reportedly planning to pay for exclusive podcasts
Apple reportedly is looking to buy exclusive rights to original podcasts, reported Bloomberg. The company has reached out to executives of media companies, but there's no clear strategy in place ...
12:41 am -04 - Wed, July 17, 2019
Engadget There's another macOS update to fix Zoom security exploits
Apple is still working to plug the holes created by a security exploit recently discovered in video conferencing app Zoom. According to The Verge, Apple quietly pushed out a security update for macOS ...
11:28 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget Apple and Google show off their more inclusive emoji for 2019
The Unicode Consortium teased the next round of emoji additions for 2019, and now it's clear just what they'll look like when they reach your phone. Both Apple and Google are marking World E...
10:38 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget Microsoft starts testing Internet Explorer mode for Edge
Microsoft's ever-expanding tests for its Chromium-based Edge browser have reached the corporate crowd. The software firm has started enabling enterprise features in Edge's Dev builds, most ...
10:20 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget The best Amazon Prime Day 2019 deals: Best of the rest
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09:42 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget Tiny vibration-powered robots could repair your body from the inside
There are many challenges to developing robots that could operate within your body, not the least of which is finding a power source -- you can't exactly strap a big battery on them. That might ...
09:09 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget Google Maps now displays bike-sharing locations in 24 cities
Bike-sharing is a convenient way to get around a city, but with so many schemes operating concurrently it's sometimes tough to know where the nearest station with available bikes is. Now, Google ...
08:51 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget CES 2020 will allow sex tech on a trial basis
At least one sex tech product caused a stir at CES last year. As you might remember, the company Lora DiCarlo had a Robotics Innovation Award for its Ose "blended-orgasm machine" revoked and...
08:11 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget McDonald's ends UberEats delivery exclusive by adding DoorDash
If you suddenly have an urge for McDonald's at home, you won't need to go through UberEats to get it. The fast food chain has expanded its delivery options to include DoorDash. The rollout...
08:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget The best Amazon Prime Day 2019 deals: Day two, the afternoon edition
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07:19 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget Facebook was granted a patent to silo group posts
Moderators of Facebook Groups could soon get more leeway in controlling who sees the comments made on their forums. The US Patent Office today granted Facebook a patent for content moderation that wou...
06:45 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget Senators grill FTC over reported $5 billion Facebook settlement
Facebook's reported $5 billion settlement with the FTC isn't even official yet, but that isn't stopping politicians from bristling at it. Senators Richard Blumenthal, Josh Hawley and E...
06:39 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget LG Pay goes live in the US
More than two years after it arrived in South Korea, LG's long-delayed contactless mobile payment system has finally gone live in the US. LG Pay is available on the G8 ThinQ at launch. In the com...
06:27 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget Blizzard reveals Overwatch League details for 2020
Overwatch League fans who might have been hoping for a traditional home and away format similar to other sports, in which teams play half their games at their own venues, might be left disappointed at...
06:22 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget Alphabet's Wing introduces an air traffic control app for drones
This spring Alphabet subsidiary Wing LLC became the first drone delivery company to receive FAA certification, and the company has successfully launched drone delivery service in Australia and Helsink...
06:16 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget MIT is testing drones that can switch between hovering and gliding
There are two types of drones: fixed-wing models that look like airplanes and multicopters that resemble hovering squares. A group of MIT scientists have designed a new platform that lets users combin...
06:13 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget 'Game of Thrones' and Amazon's 'Mrs. Maisel' lead Emmy nominations
The Television Academy has revealed this year's Emmy nominations and to absolutely no one's surprise, Game of Thrones scooped up the most nods with 32, including Outstanding Drama Series and...
06:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget Lotus all-electric hypercar fully charges in nine minutes
Lotus decided to make its latest hypercar not only all-electric but also incredibly powerful. The Evija is the company's first car with an electrified powertrain, which translates into a disgusti...
05:50 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget There's a new 'Super Monkey Ball' game is on its way
A new Super Monkey Ball game will be arriving later this year -- at least, it will in Japan. Game developer Famtisu confirmed this week in a blog post that a new entry in the popular series will be av...
05:50 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget There's a new 'Super Monkey Ball' game on its way
A new Super Monkey Ball game will be arriving later this year -- at least, it will in Japan. Game magazine Famitsu confirmed this week in a blog post that a new entry in the popular series will be ava...
05:31 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget Twitter didn't flag Trump's racist tweets
Twitter said that it would label tweets from political figures that violate its rules, but it's not clear if the social network is applying that policy yet. CNET noted that Twitter hasn't l...
05:14 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget Dominos will let you track your pizza delivery with GPS
By the end of the year, you'll be able to track your Domino's Pizza delivery via GPS. The company is known for embracing technology, and it's done things like deliver pizza via robots a...
05:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget IBM built a robotic tongue to taste test hazardous chemicals
The pace of technical advancement in computer vision systems over the past few years has been nothing short of astounding. The eyes of machines are quickly gaining on their biological counterparts wit...
04:49 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget Congress tries to limit Trump's ability to ease Huawei restrictions
President Trump's desire to lift some restrictions on Huawei won't go unchallenged. A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a bill, the Defending America's 5G Future Act, that wou...
04:38 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget 'Tetris Effect' brings its VR head trip to PCs on July 23rd
You won't have to snag a PS4 if you want to experience the synesthesia of Tetris Effect. Enhance has confirmed that its music-driven, effects-laden take on the classic puzzler is coming to PCs o...
04:30 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget The tech elite athletes use
When a field of 127 runners lined up in Central Park on September 13, 1970, to run the first New York City Marathon, the only gadgets, per se, that could help them were a smattering of watches. A grai...
04:13 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget T-Mobile hopes to reel you in with free Taco Bell at its stores
T-Mobile has a simple way to draw you into its stores: it's straight-up bribing you with free food. The carrier is partnering with Taco Bell on "T-MoBell" (yes, we know) pop-up stores ...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget Ubisoft details the games it'll include in its Uplay subscription
Ubisoft's game subscription service for PC and Stadia, Uplay+, will launch on September 3rd. When it was announced at E3 in June, we knew there would be more than 100 games included but we didn&#...
03:54 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget A closer look at Sony's A7R IV full-frame, 61-megapixel mirrorless camera
The successor to Sony's highly acclaimed A7R III has arrived. Today, at an event in New York City, the company introduced its A7R IV, a full-frame mirrorless camera that comes with a whopping 61-...
03:30 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget The Netflix business model is bad news for indie games
The Netflix model doesn't work for video games. Neither does the Spotify plan, the HBO Go ecosystem or the Amazon Prime Video marketplace. Sure, digital distribution is king and subscription-base...
03:20 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget Last month was the hottest June on record and no one is surprised
Last month earned the title of hottest June on record, and yes, you have heard that before. According to NASA, the global average temperature was 1.7 degrees Fahrenheit (0.93 Celsius) above the June n...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget Organelle M is a portable and endlessly hackable music computer
Critter &amp; Guitari has been pumping out interesting musical devices since at least 2008. But a few years ago the company streamlined its selection of instruments to focus on two products: the E...
02:42 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget Tesla workers say they used electrical tape in Model 3 production
Tesla may have broken its own records, manufacturing 72,531 Model 3 sedans in the three months that ended June 30th. But employees say in the push to ramp up Model 3 production, they were forced to cu...
02:32 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget Sony's A7R Mark IV mirrorless camera packs a 61-megapixel sensor
Sony has again put its rivals on the back foot with the launch of the A7R IV full-frame mirrorless camera. It packs a 61-megapixel back-side illuminated sensor with 15 stops of dynamic range, deliveri...
02:28 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget Uber and Lyft allegedly paid drivers to rally against employee status
There is seemingly no end in sight for Uber and Lyft's ongoing worker status dispute. The raging debate has seen battles in the UK Supreme Court, multimillion-dollar lawsuits, driver strikes and ...
02:15 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget The best GPS running watches for 2019
By the time this story is published, it will probably not be good running weather. Throughout much of the US, at least, it will be hot and humid and often rainy. But for those of us who love the sport...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget You can bring your own Android phone to Xfinity Mobile
You no longer need an iPhone if you want to bring an unlocked smartphone to Xfinity Mobile. The Comcast wireless service (which runs on the network of Engadget parent Verizon) has expanded its bring-...
01:44 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget Tesla raises base prices for Model S and Model X
Yes, Tesla is still fiddling with prices -- and whether or not you like it depends on which electric car you were looking for. The company has once again dropped the Standard Range versions of the Mo...
01:30 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget Watch CBS livestream the original 1969 Apollo 11 launch broadcast
If you weren't alive to witness the historic Apollo 11 mission, CBS has the next best thing. The US broadcaster is livestreaming the original broadcast from July 16th, 1969, letting you relive it...
01:22 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget 'Flying saucer' drone can fly twice as long as regular models
The biggest problem with drones is their lack of endurance, but Swiss researchers have developed a new model that helps reduce that problem. Eschewing the regular four blade design, EPFL startup Flybo...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget Grammarly's color-coded AI suggestions show what needs fixing
Grammarly revolves around AI-based writing suggestions, but now it's giving you an at-a-glance way to see what needs improving. The service's browser and desktop app editors have been update...
12:32 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget The best Prime Day 2019 deals: Day two, the morning edition
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12:29 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget Another employee behind the Google Walkout has left the company
One of the leaders of a mass walkout last year in protest of Google's handling of sexual misconduct cases has left the company, Bloomberg reports. Meredith Whittaker was the founder of Google...
12:01 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget Netflix edits '13 Reasons Why' suicide scene
If you decide to rewatch the first season of 13 Reasons Why, don't expect to see the controversial three-minute-long scene showing Hanna taking her own life in graphic detail. Netflix and the tea...
11:28 am -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget Facebook introduces a scam ad reporting tool in the UK
Facebook has launched a new reporting tool designed to tackle scam ads. The feature lets UK Facebook users flag online ads that link to dubious get-rich-quick schemes or questionable cryptocurrency sa...
11:02 am -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget UK government puts $620 million behind Jaguar Land Rover's EV push
The UK government is continuing its electric vehicle push by giving Jaguar Land Rover a &pound;500 million ($620 million) loan guarantee to help advance its position as a global EV maker. This mea...
10:30 am -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Amazon Prime Day strike
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Morning, there! Did you join the not-so-secret society of Instant Pot owners following those Amazon Prime Day sales? We're here to make sure it doesn't g...
09:44 am -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget Scientists unveil 3D microscope that visualizes cells without damaging them
There's a problem in cell biology research: to study what happens inside a cell, it has to be destroyed. When scientists use a traditional microscope to observe a cell, they use stains -- chemica...
08:28 am -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget Take a virtual peek at what future Hyperloop stations could look like
It'll likely take a while before a Hyperloop network can take passengers to their destinations, but a team competing at the 2019 SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition is giving people a glimpse of wha...
06:30 am -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget Upgraded 'Pokmon Go' battles will have you swiping on the screen
Niantic finally launched trainer battles on Pok&eacute;mon Go late last year, giving you a way to take on friends or any other random players you come across. Now, the game developer has started r...
04:22 am -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget 'Apex Legends' will pit cheaters against each other
Respawn may have a particularly poetic way to exact justice on Apex Legends cheaters: give them a taste of their own medicine. The studio has revealed that its anti-cheating efforts will include matc...
02:50 am -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget What's on TV: Shazam!
This week more than one non-MCU superhero film that's worth watching is available, as Shazam! is released in 4K (and 3D, if you prefer), on disc and digital, and Fast Color makes its debut. On ca...
01:41 am -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget Amazon plans series based on the Jack Reacher novels
Amazon is reportedly working on a series based on Jack Reacher, the character from Lee Child's bestselling crime-thriller novels. According to Deadline, Amazon Studios landed the rights to develo...
12:24 am -04 - Tue, July 16, 2019
Engadget Windows 10 preview could bring Alexa to your PC's lock screen
Amazon Alexa can be helpful on Windows, but you can't quite treat your PC like a supersized Echo when third-party voice helpers don't work until you've signed in. That might not be a h...
11:23 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2019
Engadget Apple's latest 'For All Mankind' trailer explains the show's origins
Apple knows the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 is right around the corner, and it's using that as an opportunity to offer a new trailer sharing more about the origins of its alternate history Appl...
10:48 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2019
Engadget The best Prime Day 2019 deals so far: PM Edition
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09:31 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2019
Engadget SpaceX blames Crew Dragon explosion on an oxidizer leak
Months after the incident, SpaceX has an explanation for why its Crew Dragon capsule was destroyed during a test. The private spaceflight firm has determined that a "leaking component" allo...
08:34 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2019
Engadget Facebook hires former Vine head for its New Product Experimentation Team
Former Vine boss Jason Toff announced he'll be joining Facebook next. In a Twitter post, Toff shared that he'll be leading Facebook's New Product Experimentation (NPE) Team. Revealed la...
07:53 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2019
Engadget US Treasury has 'serious concerns' Libra could be used for terrorism
The US government views cryptocurrencies, including Facebook-backed Libra, as a national security issue. In a press conference today, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the Treasury Department has...
07:07 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2019
Engadget Your library's audiobook app now supports Apple CarPlay
Digital reading app Libby has for some time allowed bookworms to play its audiobooks through Android Auto. Following an update that arrived today, folks with CarPlay-enabled infotainment systems can l...
06:48 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2019
Engadget AirTV Mini delivers streaming and local TV in a dongle
A couple years ago Dish revealed AirTV, an Android TV-powered set-top box. The company has been relatively quiet since then, but today, it launched the AirTV Mini. The new device is a 4K HDR-compatibl...
06:30 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2019
Engadget The best Prime Day 2019 deals so far
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05:46 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2019
Engadget Lawmakers want to block tech giants from offering digital currency
It's been one month since Facebook (and its partners) announced plans to launch Libra cryptocurrency. Already, US lawmakers are calling for Facebook to pause those plans. Now, some legislators wa...
05:30 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2019
Engadget Sony Xperia 1 review: Powerful, but not sensible
I don't love admitting this, but it can be hard to take Sony's phones seriously sometimes. That's not because of a lack of effort on its part &mdash; it's more that the phones ...
05:14 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2019
Engadget Facebook won't make Libra available until regulators are happy
Facebook is determined to reassure officials that its Libra cryptocurrency is above-board. As part of prepared testimony for a July 16th Senate hearing, Calibra head David Marcus has stressed that th...
05:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2019
Engadget Twitters faster, redesigned site starts rolling out to everyone
It took quite some time, but the new Twitter.com is finally here. Months after teasing parts of it, Twitter has announced that it is now rolling out its redesigned site globally, which will bring peop...
04:42 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2019
Engadget Scotland generated enough wind energy to power its homes twice
It's no secret Scotland has a lot of wind farms, but it's now clear just how much electricity those turbines can produce. Data from WeatherEnergy shows that Scottish wind turbines generated ...
04:30 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2019
Engadget How to make the most of that Instant Pot you just bought
Few kitchen appliances have reached the same cult status as the Instant Pot. With 1.9 million members on the official Instant Pot Facebook group, more than 100 fan-created online groups, around 30,000...
04:17 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2019
Engadget Microsoft blocks May 2019 Windows update on the Surface Book 2
Microsoft has blocked the latest major Windows 10 (May 2019, version 1903) update on its own Surface Book 2. According to the company, a compatibility issue caused some apps and games that used the Nv...
03:53 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2019
Engadget GameStop hopes renovations will keep its retail stores alive
GameStop thinks it has a way to keep its stores relevant as downloads take hold: revamp the stores themselves. The chain has unveiled a team-up with designers at R/GA on a pilot program to renovate s...
03:42 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2019
Engadget Kickstarter has fewer video game projects, and that's a good thing
Video game projects may have found their stride in the crowdfunding world. According to ICO Partners, fewer games are being pitched on Kickstarter, but a greater percentage are reaching their goals. A...
03:30 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2019
Engadget The best gear for your backyard party
Ah yes, sweet summertime. The few months of the year when your time is best spent outside, and that means time in the backyard, if you're blessed with one. After the landscaping is done and you&#...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2019
Engadget 8BitDo's latest controller has fully customizable buttons
The latest controller from the minds of 8BitDo is fully customizable, allowing you to adjust button configurations and sensitivity levels for the joysticks, triggers and vibrations. Using 8BitDo'...
02:29 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2019
Engadget Senators ask FTC to investigate how social networks curate content
Republican politicians are taking their allegations of tech industry bias to regulators. Senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley have sent a letter to the FTC asking it to investigate how companies like Fa...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2019
Engadget Engadgets guide to all the outdoor gear you need this summer
If you're reading this at a desk, take a moment to stand up and locate your nearest window. You might see a street, a garden or even some fields. Whatever your current view, you are peering at th...
01:30 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2019
Engadget Intel's ultra-efficient AI chips can power prosthetics and self-driving cars
Even though the whole 5G thing didn't work out, Intel is is still working on hard on its Loihi "neuromorphic" deep-learning chips, modeled after the human brain. It unveiled a new syste...
01:15 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2019
Engadget The Amazon Prime Day strike could be a turning point for workers' rights
Today, Amazon will start its fifth annual Prime Day, which has been expanded to 48 hours this year. Designed to enlist (and keep) Prime members, it is the company's biggest shopping event of the ...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2019
Engadget How did AMD make its Zen processors faster?
Welcome to the latest episode of Upscaled, our explainer show where we look at the components and parts that make our favorite tech better. In this episode we're checking out AMD's new Zen 2...
12:29 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2019
Engadget The Bank of England will honor Alan Turing on its new 50 note
The Bank of England has chosen Alan Turing, computing pioneer and a code-cracker during World War Two, to be featured on its new &pound;50 note. Turing contributed significantly to the field of ma...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2019
Engadget Waze shows how much you have to pay at the tollgate
Waze is adding another useful piece of information you may want to know before going a particular way. It's adding estimated toll prices to a route's data panel whenever applicable, putting ...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2019
Engadget Petcube's Bites 2 and Play 2 are smart speakers in disguise
Unsurprisingly, most smart-home gadgets are fairly human-centric. But what about all the furbags that live with us? Don't they deserve a little slice of the connected dream? Petcube certainly thi...
11:30 am -04 - Mon, July 15, 2019
Engadget Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 Plus chip is built for gaming and VR
Qualcomm is shaking up its once-a-year approach to updating its flagship mobile processor, and it could be good news for Android phone fans who crave raw performance. The chip maker has introduced an ...
11:10 am -04 - Mon, July 15, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: NASA's struggle to keep its Voyager probes working in space
Welcome to July 15th! For most of us, the summer has begun, so what better time to offer our new guide to outdoor gear for places that don't have WiFi (gasp!). As we do some preparatory stretches...
08:00 am -04 - Mon, July 15, 2019
Engadget eBay offers Prime Day discounts even if Amazon doesnt crash
eBay doesn't want Amazon to get all of the spotlight during Prime Day 2019, and it's taking a dig at the glitch that interrupted the consumer holiday last year to offer a Crash Sale. If Amaz...
06:57 am -04 - Mon, July 15, 2019
Engadget Europe's sat-nav network crippled by 'technical incident'
Europe's Galileo satellite network, freshly approved by the FCC for US smartphones, has suffered a serious outage. The system has been down since Friday due to what officials at the European GNSS...
03:36 am -04 - Mon, July 15, 2019
Engadget Synthetic fiber 'muscles' could lead to brawny robots and prosthetics
Most attempts at giving robots muscles tend to be heavy, slow or both. Scientists might finally have a solution that's both light and nimble, though. They've developed fibers that can serv...
02:04 am -04 - Mon, July 15, 2019
Engadget US Army to test robotic combat vehicles in 2020
The US military is about to try using robotic vehicles in a more aggressive fashion -- the Army will start testing robotic combat vehicles in 2020. Soldiers in two modified Bradley Fighting Vehicles ...
12:40 am -04 - Mon, July 15, 2019
Engadget France is creating a space command to defend its satellites
The US isn't the only country that wants to create a dedicated space force within its military. French President Emmanuel Macron has greenlit plans to create a space command within his country&#...
11:22 pm -04 - Sun, July 14, 2019
Engadget VW inadvertently offers a peek at the interior of its ID.3 EV
So much for VW keeping a tight lid on the ID.3's finished design. Auto Conspiracy and others have obtained a promo video for the electric hatchback's interior, showing an appropriately very ...
10:06 pm -04 - Sun, July 14, 2019
Engadget Microsoft is shutting down its internet board and card games
Microsoft has already given users of older Windows versions some not-so-subtle hints that it's time to move on. Now, it's giving them more of a push by removing things dear to their hearts:...
08:48 pm -04 - Sun, July 14, 2019
Engadget NASA backs demo that will 3D-print spacecraft parts in orbit
NASA is expanding its efforts to bring 3D printing to space. The agency has given Made In Space a $73.3 million contract to demonstrate the ability to 3D-print spacecraft parts in orbit using Archina...
07:35 pm -04 - Sun, July 14, 2019
Engadget Watch India launch a historic Moon mission starting at 5PM ET
India is on the cusp of making space exploration history in more ways than one, and you might get to watch it first-hand. ISRO is livestreaming the launch of Chandrayaan-2, its second uncrewed mission...
06:17 pm -04 - Sun, July 14, 2019
Engadget Huawei preps 'extensive' US job cuts despite partial reprieve
Huawei appears to be prepared for a long trade battle despite the US government's promises of easing some restrictions. Wall Street Journal sources claim Huawei is prepping "extensive"...
05:00 pm -04 - Sun, July 14, 2019
Engadget Should I buy this big thing if it's a Prime Day deal?
By Wirecutter StaffAmazon Prime Day 2019 is coming, and we're getting ready to bring you all the best deals on Wirecutter picks and recommendations from our expert staff. Bookmark our Deals page,...
03:30 pm -04 - Sun, July 14, 2019
Engadget After Math: Flipping the Switch
Nintendo wasn't the only company this week making headlines about switches. Facebook's poker playing AI turned the tables on some Texas Hold'em pros, Foxconn pulled the old switcheroo o...
12:08 pm -04 - Sun, July 14, 2019
Engadget Disney pulls the plug on FX Networks' standalone streaming service
There's bound to be a lot of changes, both big and small, at 21st Century Fox now that Disney's acquisition of the media giant is completed. One of those is the shutdown of FX Networks'...
08:06 am -04 - Sun, July 14, 2019
Engadget Sony says its USB hub is the world's fastest SD card reader
It's hard to spice up USB hubs when they're practically ubiquitous. Sony's solution? Make it indispensable to pro photographers. The company's newly announced MRW-W3 hub is bill...
03:11 am -04 - Sun, July 14, 2019
Engadget Blizzard will shut down 'Overwatch' matches when it spots cheating
Blizzard thinks it has a straightforward way to prevent Overwatch cheaters from wrecking others' matches: bring those matches to a screeching halt. As part of a developer update, Game Director J...
01:42 am -04 - Sun, July 14, 2019
Engadget 'Space Invaders' movie is closer to becoming a reality
Warner Bros. bought the movie rights to Space Invaders years ago, and now it looks ready to do something with the classic alien-blasting franchise. Deadline reports that Warner's New Line Cinema...
12:23 am -04 - Sun, July 14, 2019
Engadget G2A proposes blocking tool to deal with shady game key resales
G2A still has a problem with sketchy game key resales, to the point where developers like Mike Rowe have suggested that it would be better to pirate games instead. The site thinks it has a way to mit...
11:04 pm -04 - Sat, July 13, 2019
Engadget Niantic is shutting down Field Trip, its first app
Niantic built its reputation on location-based games like Pok&eacute;mon Go, Ingress and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, but its roots are in its Field Trip app for finding nearby activities. And be...
09:51 pm -04 - Sat, July 13, 2019
Engadget US issues final rules halting increase of fuel efficiency penalties
The Trump administration isn't deterred by legal attempts to preserve a once-planned increase in fuel efficiency penalties. The NHTSA has issued final rules freezing the fine at $5.50 for every ...
08:30 pm -04 - Sat, July 13, 2019
Engadget Prime Day pro tip: Find extra deals with Amazon's app
By Nathan BurrowAmazon Prime Day 2019 will begin July 15, and we're getting ready to bring you all the best deals on Wirecutter picks and recommendations from our expert staff. Bookmark our Deals...
07:14 pm -04 - Sat, July 13, 2019
Engadget Russia launches X-ray telescope to find 'millions' of black holes
Russia is back in the business of space observation after losing control of a radio telescope a the start of 2019. The country has successfully launched Spektr-RG, an X-ray telescope co-developed wit...
05:55 pm -04 - Sat, July 13, 2019
Engadget Computer password inventor Fernando Corbato dies at 93
Computer security just lost one of its founders. Fernando "Corby" Corbato, credited with inventing the computer password, has died at the age of 93. The MIT researcher devised the concept ...
04:30 pm -04 - Sat, July 13, 2019
Engadget What did the Nintendo 3DS mean to you?
With this week's announcement of Nintendo's new Switch Lite console, we've been thinking about the handheld that preceded it: The Nintendo 3DS, a successor to the wildly popular DS that...
03:00 pm -04 - Sat, July 13, 2019
Engadget Hitting the Books: Gravity's mystery may prove our multiverse exists
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...
01:30 pm -04 - Sat, July 13, 2019
Engadget Recommended Reading: The legacy of female players in 'FIFA'
How female characters in FIFA led to a diversity movement at EADean Takahashi,VentureBeatDiscussions on diversity and equal pay have taken over in the week following the 2019 Women's World Cup, e...
12:45 pm -04 - Sat, July 13, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: That's what quantum entanglement looks like
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.The AMD vs. NVIDIA midrange GPU battle is heating up, Microsoft went back to the '80s and Nintendo introduced a Switch Lite. Oh, and some Amazon workers will ...
10:59 am -04 - Sat, July 13, 2019
Engadget NASA fights to keep the Voyager probes running after four decades
NASA's Voyager probes are still out there, exploring interstellar space 42 years after they left our planet. To keep them running all these years with generators that are 40 percent less powerful...
08:26 am -04 - Sat, July 13, 2019
Engadget 'Dota Underlords' beta tests its first battle pass
In another sign of gaming trends folding in on each other, Valve's own 'Auto Chess' spin-off of Dota 2 is testing out a battle pass. The still-in-beta Dota Underlords is free to play, s...
03:47 am -04 - Sat, July 13, 2019
Engadget Samsung may develop foldable augmented reality glasses
Samsung is exploring the possibility of developing augmented reality glasses, based on one of its latest patent applications first spotted by Patently Apple. The documentation the tech giant submitted...
01:42 am -04 - Sat, July 13, 2019
Engadget AMD Ryzen 3000 systems need a BIOS fix for Linux, 'Destiny 2' issues
Last week AMD officially released its new Ryzen 3000 Series CPUs and Radeon RX 5700 graphics cards, but there's a small problem with the CPUs. As some Linux users quickly noticed, there's an...
10:59 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2019
Engadget Scientists unveil image of quantum entanglement for the first time ever
For the first time ever, physicists have captured an image of quantum entanglement. In a paper published in the journal of Scientific Advances, scientists from the University of Glasglow shared the fi...
09:32 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2019
Engadget The FBI plans more social media surveillance
The FBI wants to gather more information from social media. Today, it issued a call for contracts for a new social media monitoring tool. According to a request-for-proposals (RFP), it's looking ...
08:37 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2019
Engadget TrickBot malware may have hacked 250 million email accounts
TrickBot malware may have stolen as many as 250 million email accounts, including some belonging to governments in the US, UK and Canada. The malware isn't new. In fact, it's been circulatin...
07:58 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2019
Engadget WSJ: Facebook reaches $5 billion FTC settlement
The inevitable has happened for Facebook. After weeks of reports that the company was working to settle with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over its privacy practices, the two parties have finally...
07:04 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2019
Engadget 'Mindhunter' season two finally premieres on Netflix August 16th
Netflix announced plans for a second season of Mindhunter almost two years ago, and now it finally has a release date. David Fincher has confirmed through The Treatment podcast that season two of the...
06:41 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2019
Engadget Jon Favreau is already working on season two of 'The Mandalorian'
Disney's The Mandalorian is still months away from its premiere, but that isn't stopping plans for round two. Jon Favreau told Collider that he's already in pre-production for a second...
06:13 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2019
Engadget North Carolina explores Hyperloop One system to connect the Triangle
North Carolina may be a future destination for a Hyperloop One transit system. The company and several transit partners are exploring a hyperloop that could link Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and the R...
06:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2019
Engadget Trumps Social Media Summit was a celebration of conspiracy theorists
President Donald Trump kicked off his Thursday morning by doing what he does best: tweeting. Amid a sea of missives, which ranged from attacks on the "Fake News Media" to the Mueller Report,...
05:44 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2019
Engadget YouTube Premium can automatically download your favorite videos
YouTube is reportedly offering automatic downloads to its Premium subscribers. The opt-in feature should make it easier to watch content offline. As Android Police notes, some Premium subscribers now ...
05:24 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2019
Engadget 'Mortal Kombat' reboot will be rated R for all the fatalities
Filming is set to start soon on the upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot, which is in pre-production in Australia under the wing of producer James Wan. Tidbits about what's in store are starting to emer...
04:49 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2019
Engadget TurboGrafx-16 mini arrives next March with nearly 50 games
Konami's attempt to ride the retro console bandwagon, the TurboGrafx-16 mini, now has a release date and a rather hefty game list. The company has revealed that the mini will be available exclus...
04:27 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2019
Engadget Amazon Music is growing faster than Spotify
Sure, Spotify has 100 million paid subscribers, and Apple Music has 60 million. But Amazon won't be left in the dust. According to Financial Times, the number of people subscribing to Amazon Musi...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2019
Engadget Prime Day and Whole Foods: What you should know
By Nathan BurrowAmazon Prime Day 2019 will begin July 15, and we're getting ready to bring you all the best deals on Wirecutter picks and recommendations from our expert staff. Bookmark our Deals...
03:28 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2019
Engadget Apple may be working with the BBC on a comedy-drama series
Apple has been snapping up big-name talents left, right and center as it gears up for the launch of Apple TV+. The likes of Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, Octavia Spencer, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer A...
03:02 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2019
Engadget Amazon previews Prime Day deals before the shopping frenzy
Amazon claims Prime Day 2019 will be a "two-day parade of more than a million deals." The action starts July 15th and new deals will drop as often as every five minutes for a full 48 hours. ...
02:30 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2019
Engadget NVIDIA RTX 2060 Super and 2070 Super review
For once, AMD made NVIDIA sweat. NVIDIA's new RTX Super graphics cards are clearly a response to AMD's new mid-range GPUs, the Radeon RX 5700 and 5700 XT. For months, AMD has been hyping up ...
02:17 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2019
Engadget Harvard's camera can show you the world through the eyes of a shrimp
Shrimp and insect species that can see polarized light experience the world in a much, much different way than we do -- just take look at the image above to see what we mean. The only way we can get a...
01:55 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2019
Engadget SpaceXs Starhopper will undergo hover test next week
Next week will see the latest test of SpaceX's Starhopper spacecraft, the test vehicle for the Starship project which aims to create a resuable long-duration spacecraft for carrying passengers an...
01:30 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2019
Engadget Vonnens hybrid power makes this Porsche 911 even quicker
A Porsche 911 is, by design, a pure sports car. Since 1963, the automaker hasn't deviated from building exciting two-door sportscar rockets. But not all of the 911 community is satisfied with wha...
01:18 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2019
Engadget Amazon is reportedly working on a better-sounding Echo
Despite an influx of new models last year, Amazon's Echo probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind when you think of high fidelity. The company wants to change that by introducing a ...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2019
Engadget 'Fire Emblem: Three Houses' is a slice of epic life
This article contains no story details, beyond those revealed in the game's official trailers. There is discussion of some mechanics and procedural details yet to be shown by Nintendo.Fire Emblem...
12:40 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2019
Engadget Ford confirms it will build a car using VW's EV architecture
What was once rumored is now official: Ford is going to use VW's electric car platform, called MEB, for some of its own battery-powered vehicles. The announcement builds on the "global allia...
12:31 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2019
Engadget Hulu launches new live TV guide and reintroduces 4K streaming
Hulu has launched a new Live Guide showing which live TV shows are available to watch on the streaming service right now and also what's coming up in the next two weeks....
11:45 am -04 - Fri, July 12, 2019
Engadget Apple lets parental control app OurPact return to the App Store
OurPact, one of the parental control apps Apple dropped from the App Store earlier this year, is now back on iOS. After The New York Times reported in April that Apple pulled or limited 11 of the 17 m...
11:05 am -04 - Fri, July 12, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: The human ears that listen in via Google Assistant
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to Friday! Some Google employees are apparently listening to a small percentage of your Assistant queries, there's a new full-frame camera that'...
10:25 am -04 - Fri, July 12, 2019
Engadget Lenovo fuels the first PC sales increase in six months
The PC market has been pretty gloomy of late, but global shipments went up by at least 1.5 percent after two down quarters, according to Gartner and IDC. Lenovo led the pack with a 25 percent share, f...
09:40 am -04 - Fri, July 12, 2019
Engadget Luminar's cheap LiDAR could be a big boost for autonomous vehicles
LiDAR (laser pulse-based radar) is an essential component of autonomous driving, as it's what vehicles use to detect obstacles like other cars or pedestrians in order to navigate around them. But...
08:28 am -04 - Fri, July 12, 2019
Engadget Google Voice for web update makes it much faster to place calls
Google is making it much easier to place calls through its Voice service's web interface, adding an always-visible call panel that shows your number and suggested contacts. The panel will remain ...
07:03 am -04 - Fri, July 12, 2019
Engadget Las Vegas autonomous shuttle crash happened due to lack of manual control
Back in 2017, Las Vegas' self-driving shuttle service got into a minor collision after just an hour into its year-long trial. While it truly was a minor incident and nobody got hurt, the fact tha...
05:22 am -04 - Fri, July 12, 2019
Engadget The 'Minecraft Earth' beta begins its global takeover this month
It's been a couple of months since we first heard about Minecraft Earth, the augmented reality version of Mojang's game that makes the real world a playscape full of your blocky creations. I...
02:23 am -04 - Fri, July 12, 2019
Engadget FEC rules that campaigns can get discounts on cybersecurity
Political campaigns will need cybersecurity to avoid a repeat of the 2016 presidential election, but are often strapped for cash. The Federal Election Commission made a ruling today that will make it ...
12:53 am -04 - Fri, July 12, 2019
Engadget Donald Trump is 'not a fan' of cryptocurrency, Facebook Libra
Just hours after a "social media summit," the president's Twitter account posted a thread aimed at, of all things, cryptocurrency. After starting off by claiming he's "not a f...
11:30 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2019
Engadget YouTube offers tiered membership levels to boost creators revenue
Last year, YouTube took to the VidCon stage to share new ways creators could make money. This year, YouTube returned with updates to those programs. For starters, it's adding new Channel Membersh...
10:48 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2019
Engadget Google to roll out redesigned News tab
Google will soon unveil a refreshed News tab that places a priority on publishers, rather than headlines. The company today tweeted a preview of the redesigned news section for the desktop version of ...
09:09 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2019
Engadget Harley-Davidson offers free charging for its electric motorcycle
Harley-Davidson's first electric motorcycle will soon hit the roads, and while the LiveWire will have a longer range than first expected, at 140 miles of city driving on a single charge, you'...
08:25 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2019
Engadget Enjoy the silence: Twitter was down and we were free
I loved Twitter. I loved everything about it. It's where I met new friends. It's how I got most of my jobs. Like a new relationship, everything was sunshine, rainbows and the occasional fail...
08:02 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2019
Engadget Disneys 'Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance' ride opens December 5th
Disney's new Star Wars-theme park, Galaxy's Edge, will get its second ride before the year is up. Today, Disney Parks announced that "Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance" will arrive...
07:40 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2019
Engadget 'StarCraft' gets the cartoon makeover nobody asked for
When you think of kid-friendly video games, StarCraft might not top the list. But that could change. A new version, StarCraft: Cartooned, reimagines every unit, structure, map, menu and mission with a...
07:20 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2019
Engadget Nielsen wants to track podcast data by... calling people
Are true crime podcasts as popular with Millenials as they are with Baby Boomers? Does the under-35 crowd listen to wellness podcasts? Nielsen, the company behind the TV ratings system, will begin to ...
07:07 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2019
Engadget Twitter is down worldwide
Twitter is currently out of order with nary a fail whale in sight. Tweets aren't loading in the app or on desktop for several Engadget editors, while Down Detector had a massive spike in outage r...
07:07 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2019
Engadget Twitter is back after a brief outage (updated)
Twitter is back online for some people after being down for an hour or so Thursday afternoon. Tweets weren't loading in the app or on desktop for several Engadget editors, while Down Detector had...
06:45 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2019
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Save $200 on Klipsch R-51PM wireless speakers
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...
06:15 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2019
Engadget Zack Snyder is turning Norse myths into anime for Netflix
Netflix isn't just tapping Zack Snyder for a zombie action movie. The streaming behemoth has announced that Snyder and DC animated movie director Jay Oliva are creating an anime series based on ...
06:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2019
Engadget Facebook and CMU's poker AI beat five pros at once
Facebook and Carnegie Mellon University have built another artificial intelligence bot that beat some top poker pros. While AI bots have been to best professional players in one-on-one competition, Fa...
05:34 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2019
Engadget Google is testing an online social network for offline meetups
Google can't resist the urge to create another social network even after the Google+ shutdown for everyday users. The company's experimental Area 120 unit has developed a social network, Sh...
05:15 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2019
Engadget Air France will test biometric boarding at JFK and Houston
Air France-KLM plans to swap boarding passes for facial recognition on Air France flights departing from John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York City and George Bush International Airpo...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2019
Engadget Facebook and CMU's poker AI beat fives pros at once
Facebook and Carnegie Mellon University have built another artificial intelligence bot that beat some top poker pros. While AI bots have been to best professional players in one-on-one competition, Fa...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2019
Engadget Steam's new experiment hub includes AI-based game recommendations
Valve is tinkering with the way Steam works, and it wants you to try those experiments for yourself. It's launching a Steam Labs section with usable "works-in-progress" that might make...
04:39 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2019
Engadget DeepMind's Starcraft II AI will play public matches
Players will soon get a chance to battle it out with DeepMind's Starcraft II AI. Alphabet and Blizzard will test AlphaStar in a small number of public matches. It'll be a Herculean task for ...
04:11 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2019
Engadget Facebook will offer more info on the ads you see
There's a good chance some strange ads have popped up in your Facebook News Feed. Now, the company wants to give users more clarity about why they're seeing specific ads. In the past, users ...
03:56 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2019
Engadget Supermassive's 'Man of Medan' is officially multiplayer
Many folks who enjoyed Supermassive's interactive horror hit Until Dawn did so by passing the controller between friends whenever the story shifted to another character. For its upcoming Dark Pic...
03:23 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2019
Engadget The SIGMA fp is the 'worlds smallest' full-frame mirrorless camera
Sigma is known for being extra. It's pulled off stunts like a super wide-angle version of its super wide-angle camera, experimented with peculiar shapes and introduced lenses that let you shoot m...
03:11 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2019
Engadget 'Robot umpire' helps call balls and strikes in Atlantic League All-Star Game
If you're tired of watching baseball's umpires blow ball and strike calls, we have some good news for you. Last night, a "robot" umpire called the Atlantic League All-Star game, an...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2019
Engadget Tell us: How good are Grado Labs first wireless headphones?
Senior Editor Billy Steele knew it was only a matter of time before Grado Labs released a pair of wireless headphones showcasing the company's distinct open backed design and stellar sound qualit...
02:41 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2019
Engadget Popular social media site is a toxic dump
A lake in Siberia nicknamed the Novosibirsk Maldives is a popular Instagram spot because of the appealing color of the water. It's also close to a Trans-Siberian Railway stop. The turquoise visag...
02:19 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2019
Engadget Amazon plans to retrain one-third of US employees as automation grows
Amazon announced today that is is planning on retraining one-third of its workforce to help ease the effects of automation. The e-commerce giant is pledging $700 million that will go to providing &quo...
02:05 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2019
Engadget Surprise: People are listening to your Google Assistant queries
It's no secret that Google records your conversations with Google Assistant after you say a "wake word." But what you might not know is that Google uses contractors to manually review a...
01:45 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2019
Engadget Nintendo is working on a minor upgrade for the original Switch
A new Nintendo Switch might be on the way. No, we're not talking about the Switch Lite, or the long-rumored Switch Pro, which as its theoretical name implies would offer a sizeable bump in perfor...
01:22 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2019
Engadget NASA's LEMUR robot escaped Death Valley in its last field test
While rovers like Curiosity are doing a bang-up job exploring extraterrestrial terrain, they don't have the capability to scale cliffs and other hard-to-reach places. That's a job best left ...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2019
Engadget Google placed 'Stranger Things' AR ads in 'The New York Times'
If you see advertisements for a mall that look like they came straight out of the '80s on today's print edition of The New York Times, fire up Google Lens. Those neon-colored ads are most li...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2019
Engadget Boosteds Rev scooter is an inconveniently fun powerhouse
Boosted made its name by becoming the de facto electric skateboard. When rumors emerged that the company was working on a scooter, I had mixed feelings. I worried Boosted might bring out a me-too prod...
12:29 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2019
Engadget David Fincher's next movie is a Netflix Original
It's hard to believe that David Fincher, responsible for iconic films like Seven, Fight Club and The Social Network, hasn't made a film for five years. He's finally coming back to direc...
12:02 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2019
Engadget Toyota forms a joint venture to make its own self-driving car chips
Toyota is getting into the semiconductor business, partnering with auto supplier Denso to form a new company focused on chip manufacture....
11:10 am -04 - Thu, July 11, 2019
Engadget Former Tesla employee admits to storing Autopilot source code on his own iCloud
A former Tesla employee is being sued for downloading data related to the company's Autopilot feature and allegedly taking that data to a Chinese rival company....
10:30 am -04 - Thu, July 11, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Nintendo's Lite Switch
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Nintendo reveals its next console, and we even have a peek at Samsung's next Galaxy Note. There's also a new update for Google's AI-powered Translat...
10:05 am -04 - Thu, July 11, 2019
Engadget Jumping ant robots use teamwork to overcome obstacles
If you've ever marveled at a team of ants working together to carry a huge morsel of food or navigate around objects, you've seen how effective a collective intelligence made up of simple in...
09:01 am -04 - Thu, July 11, 2019
Engadget Apple disables its walkie-talkie Watch app due to vulnerability
Apple has disabled its Walkie Talkie Watch app due to a vulnerability that could've allowed someone to listen in on other iPhones, the company told Techcrunch. In a statement, Apple said that the...
07:50 am -04 - Thu, July 11, 2019
Engadget Waymo's self-driving system has driven 10 billion virtual miles
The 10 million miles Waymo's self-driving vehicles have driven in the real world is a feat in and of itself, but that figure is just a tiny fraction of what it has driven in simulation. At TechCr...
05:57 am -04 - Thu, July 11, 2019
Engadget Mozilla now curates a list of recommended extensions for Firefox
Mozilla is making it easier to choose the best Firefox add-ons from a sea of extensions you'd usually have to wade through. The latest version of Firefox for desktop now comes with a list of reco...
03:44 am -04 - Thu, July 11, 2019
Engadget Lady Gaga's cosmetics line is just for Amazon
You won't find Lady Gaga's new beauty line at Sephora or Ulta, or even alongside the Fenty counter at your local department store. The songstress announced that Haus Laboratories -- her upco...
02:41 am -04 - Thu, July 11, 2019
Engadget Windows 10 preview tests password-free sign-ins
Microsoft is taking its disdain for passwords to a new level. It just released a Windows 10 preview for Fast ring Insiders that gives you the option to make all accounts on a particular device "p...
01:46 am -04 - Thu, July 11, 2019
Engadget Foxconn's Wisconsin plant opens next May with fewer jobs than promised
Foxconn's long-promised factory in Wisconsin will finally begin production in May 2020, but to start, it's only creating 1,500 jobs. That's far fewer than the 13,000 jobs it once said i...
12:18 am -04 - Thu, July 11, 2019
Engadget Japan's Hayabusa2 probe attempts its final asteroid landing at 9:15 PM ET
Back in February, Japan's second asteroid-exploring spacecraft touched down on the asteroid Ryugu to collect samples that it will bring back to Earth. Tonight, Hayabusa2 is making its final sampl...
12:18 am -04 - Thu, July 11, 2019
Engadget Japan's Hayabusa2 probe successfully landed on an asteroid, again (updated)
Back in February, Japan's second asteroid-exploring spacecraft touched down on the asteroid Ryugu to collect samples that it will bring back to Earth. Tonight, Hayabusa2 is making its final sampl...
11:38 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2019
Engadget Virgin Orbit's first rocket drop test was a success
Virgin Orbit's first rocket drop test has gone off without a hitch. The company's Boeing 747 launch aircraft (Cosmic Girl) successfully dropped a dummy LauncherOne rocket from its wing above...
11:24 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2019
Engadget Viral hoax Momo is getting its own movie
Momo, the viral hoax that took the internet by storm last summer, has always looked like it belonged in a horror movie. Now it will star in one. Deadline reported that Orion Pictures is planning a mov...
10:47 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2019
Engadget Apple quietly updates Macs to remove Zoom webcam exploit
It's not just Zoom scrambling to fix the exploit that allowed intruders to hijack Mac webcams. Apple has issued a silent, automatic update to macOS that removes the web server used to streamline...
09:53 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2019
Engadget Galaxy Note 10 image leaks spoil Samsung's party
So much for Samsung maintaining even the slightest bit of secrecy around the Galaxy Note 10 ahead of its August 7th debut. Both Ishan Agarwal (via MySmartPrice) and WinFuture have obtained what look ...
09:17 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2019
Engadget Twitter will let you pin your favorite lists in its app
The lists feature hasn't received a ton of love from Twitter over the years outside of Tweetdeck, but lists can be extremely useful for organizing accounts by interest or to quickly see the lates...
08:54 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2019
Engadget Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sued by people she blocked on Twitter
Two critics of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who were blocked by the lawmaker on Twitter are now suing her. New York congressional candidate Joseph Saladino and former New York State Assemblyman Dov H...
08:22 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2019
Engadget This pea-based chicken alternative was inspired by hagfish slime
Another company wants to get in on the animal-free meat trend. The Swiss company Planted hopes to do for chicken what Impossible Foods did for beef. It claims its planted.chicken -- made from pea prot...
07:49 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2019
Engadget Apple filings hint at new iPads coming soon
Apple has been busy in the tablet space this year between the new iPad Air and an overdue iPad mini update, but what about everybody else? You're getting your fix soon, apparently. MySmartPrice...
06:58 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2019
Engadget Etsy faces backlash over attempt to push free shipping
Etsy's latest attempt to boost sales isn't sitting well with creators. The company has announced that, starting July 30th, it will give "priority placement" in US search results a...
06:39 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2019
Engadget Facebook snags exclusive VR games for Oculus headsets
Facebook wants to give Oculus a boost by acquiring game studios and signing exclusive deals for VR versions of well-known games. According to The Information, Facebook plans to bring Assassin's C...
06:13 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2019
Engadget FCC loosens rules to make 5G available in lower frequencies
The FCC is acting on its plans to open up mid-band frequencies for 5G. The Commission has voted in favor of an order that would eliminate the restrictions on who can own 2.5GHz spectrum, including a ...
05:29 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2019
Engadget Leica's V-Lux 5 is a high-end, travel-friendly camera
Leica isn't exactly known for offering cameras that both offer long-zoom lenses and a relatively affordable price, but it's ready to bend those rules a bit. The company has introduced the V...
05:11 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2019
Engadget Tinder Lite brings the dating app to countries with limited data
Tinder is finally ready to take the wraps off its lightweight dating app. The company has formally unveiled Tinder Lite for Android, a version of the service designed for areas with limited data and ...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2019
Engadget Google Assistant launch gesture officially arrives on Android Q beta
From the very start, Google intended to fine-tune the gesture-based navigation system it introduced with Android Pie in an effort to make poking around phones with edge-to-edge screens feel a lot more...
04:35 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2019
Engadget SiriusXM lets you customize music stations with Pandora
SiriusXM will finally let some subscribers create personalized music stations with Pandora, nearly six months after it acquired the streaming music company. The company today announced a slew of upgra...
04:13 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2019
Engadget Snapchat launches Creator Shows with Serena Williams and Kevin Hart
In the last year, the time spent watching Shows on Snapchat has tripled. The company wants to take advantage of that. Today, it announced Creator Shows, a new format that will deliver regularly publis...
03:27 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2019
Engadget Amazon won't have to offer a phone helpline in the European Union
Don't go looking for a customer support phone number for Amazon in Europe -- you probably won't find one. The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that Amazon isn't obligat...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2019
Engadget The Nintendo Switch Lite vs. the original Switch: What's changed?
We knew it was coming, but Nintendo's finally drawn the curtain back on a smaller, portable-only version of its successful Switch console. It'll be out in September, in plenty of time before...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2019
Engadget Bentley's centennial concept car comes with an AI butler
Bentley decided to look forward with its EXP 100 GT concept car. The vehicle is meant to help celebrate the automaker's 100 years by looking at the future of grand touring....
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2019
Engadget Google recreates Apollo 11's command module with AR
The 50th anniversary of our first successful trip to the moon is fast approaching. And Google, which rarely shies away from marking a significant moment in history, has laid out some of the ways in wh...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2019
Engadget The latest TicWatch Pro includes 4G LTE to free you from your phone
Mobvoi's second generation TicWatch Pro is available today, and the company hopes it will free you from your phone. The Wear OS-powered TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE offers wireless connectivity, so you ca...
02:35 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2019
Engadget Amazon is co-developing a 'Lord of the Rings' game
Lord of the Rings fans have been patiently waiting for the long-promised Amazon series. While we still don't know when the show will debut or who will star in it, Amazon has more Lord of the Ring...
02:02 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2019
Engadget Google Translate's camera now works with more than 100 languages
Google Translate's instant camera feature will now make translating a foreign street sign as easy as aiming your phone -- even if your native language isn't English. The company today unveil...
01:52 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2019
Engadget K12.com exposed 7 million student records for a week
K12.com, an online education platform, inadvertently exposed the personal information of nearly seven million students, according to security researchers at Comparitech. The exposed database contained...
01:30 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2019
Engadget Farewell, 12-inch MacBook, you crazy, overpriced experiment
Apple has used the back-to-school season as an excuse to tidy up its laptop line, and one machine has been culled altogether. It killed the 12-inch MacBook, robbing the company of its smallest, quirki...
01:01 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2019
Engadget FCC chair: 911 call operators should be able to track VoIP calls
Location tracking can sometimes mean the difference between life and death when it comes to 911 calls. If you ring the emergency services with a cell phone using your provider's network, the call...
12:31 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2019
Engadget Apple Music student trials now last for six months
Apple has revealed its back-to-school promotions for this year, and they include a much longer trial period for students who want to try out its music subscription service. Eligible college students c...
12:16 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2019
Engadget Nintendo's Switch Lite is a $200 handheld-only console
The rumors were true: Nintendo was working on a new kind of Switch, and here it is. The Switch Lite is a slightly different console, designed for handheld play, and will arrive September 20th priced a...
12:01 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2019
Engadget Bloodhound will test its supersonic car in Africa this October
The Bloodhound supersonic car project might be all about getting from A to B as quickly as possible, but its journey to date has been anything but streamlined. Since the project was announced in 2008,...
11:08 am -04 - Wed, July 10, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Don't expect a Model X or Model S refresh
Hey, good morning!Welcome to your Wednesday. Don't expect a Tesla Model S or Model X refresh, but do say farewell to a few MacBook options. Welcome the new home for streaming Friends -- HBO Max. ...
10:31 am -04 - Wed, July 10, 2019
Engadget Amazon's Alexa will give medical advice from the NHS
The NHS has teamed up with Amazon to bring its health information to Alexa. As part of the NHS' long term plan to make its services available digitally, users will soon be able to ask Alexa quest...
09:25 am -04 - Wed, July 10, 2019
Engadget YouTube revamps its copyright claim system for creators
Those in the business of hosting videos created by the public need to have a solid copyright protection and claim system in place. While YouTube's is far from perfect -- in fact, it's been a...
07:57 am -04 - Wed, July 10, 2019
Engadget Telsa's Model 3 can now use DC fast chargers across the US
Tesla has finally made it possible for Model 3 owners to use DC fast chargers that aren't part of its own Supercharger network. It just released an update for the EV that adds compatibility with ...
06:12 am -04 - Wed, July 10, 2019
Engadget Virgin Orbit preps the LauncherOne rocket for its first drop test
Virgin Orbit has gotten the thumbs up to conduct the LauncherOne system's first drop test, and it can happen "in the very near future." The Virgin Group's launch services company h...
03:57 am -04 - Wed, July 10, 2019
Engadget Netflix's 'Another Life' trailer shows Katee Sackhoff back in space
It's been a while since we heard about this 10-episode sci-fi series from Netflix that features Battlestar Galactica and Longmire star Katee Sackhoff, but now there's a new teaser trailer fo...
01:39 am -04 - Wed, July 10, 2019
Engadget Nintendo Switch Online adds a 'rewind' button to NES games next week
For July, Nintendo is adding Wrecking Crew and Donkey Kong 3 to the list of classic NES titles that Switch Online subscribers can play, but the biggest news is a feature that will work across the enti...
11:29 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget Mars crew could 3D-print skin and bones for injuries
A journey to Mars will take several years, and humans won't be able to turn back if an astronaut suffers a burn or a bone fracture. Which is why scientists at the University Hospital of Dresden T...
10:33 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget Players have created over 2 million levels on Super Mario Maker 2
Super Mario Maker 2 players are having a busy summer. Nintendo announced today that players have uploaded 2 million courses on the level creator since its worldwide release on June 28th. The highly-an...
09:48 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget Zoom will remove server behind Mac webcam security hole
Zoom is acting quickly on the security flaw that let intruders hijack Mac users' webcams. The video conferencing firm is releasing a patch on July 9th (that's today, if you're reading ...
09:03 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget Instant Pot joins the air fryer craze with the Vortex Plus
Now that Instant Pot is virtually synonymous with pressure cooking for some people, the company behind it is turning to another kitchen trend: air fryers. The recently acquired Instant Brands has int...
08:31 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget Marvel is auctioning props from its Netflix shows
The Netflix era of Marvel TV shows has drawn to a close, but that doesn't mean you'll have to walk away from it empty-handed... in fact, you might just own a piece of the shows themselves. M...
08:02 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget Facebook plans to double its minority employees in the next five years
Facebook is more diverse than it was six years ago, but the company admits it has a long way to go. Today, Facebook released its 2019 Diversity Report, and while it employs more women and minorities t...
07:28 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget Zeros SR/F electric motorcycle makes a great commuter bike
Zero has been on a roll for the past few years. Great electric motorcycles keep coming off their assembly line and the number I see on the streets of Northern California keeps growing. Before, if you ...
07:01 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google to testify in Congress on competition
The House committee investigating antitrust in tech is about to call some big names to the microphone. Aides for antitrust panel chairman Rep. David Cicilline have confirmed that the committee is hol...
06:47 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget Moment made an anamorphic lens for drones
One year ago, Moment released an anamorphic lens for smartphones. Now, the company is bringing a rectangular lens to drones. The new Moment Air lineup includes an anamorphic lens for the DJI Mavic 2 P...
06:13 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget AT&T will automatically block fraud calls for new customers
AT&amp;T is making quick use of FCC rules explicitly allowing carriers to block robocalls by default. The network will start automatically blocking fraud calls (and issuing suspected spam call al...
05:48 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget Facebook is working on 'entirely new' apps and 'experiences'
Today, Facebook announced a New Product Experimentation (NPE) Team that will be responsible for developing new apps. The goal is to give people "entirely new experiences for building community&qu...
05:23 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget HBO Max will be the exclusive streaming home of 'Friends'
AT&amp;T's WarnerMedia finally has a name for its streaming service -- and some unfortunate news for people hoping it would share some classic shows. The new platform will be named HBO Max, ...
05:11 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget Lyft expands wheelchair accessible rides in LA and SF
Lyft is testing a special line of cars just for riders who use wheelchairs. The ridesharing company announced today that it was piloting a new WAV (wheelchair accessible vehicle) service in Los Angele...
05:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget V-Moda's M-100 Crossfade headphones get a professional upgrade
V-Moda's heavy duty Crossfade M-100 headphones -- known for their 3D-printed personalization -- have been given an upgrade. The Crossfade M-100 Master has been engineered in conjunction with Rola...
04:56 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget Raspberry Pi 4 doesn't work with some USB-C chargers
The Raspberry Pi 4 promises to be a boon for homebrew gadget makers, but it has flaw that could pose headaches for some users. Tyler Ward and others have discovered that the Pi 4 isn't using a pr...
03:58 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget Domino's tests cashless stores and deliveries
Domino's is testing cashless stores, with customers only being able to use their card, contactless payments (like ApplePay or Android Pay), PayPal and Instagift cards to buy their pizzas both in ...
03:47 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget Twitter revises rules on hate speech targeting religions
Twitter has technically banned hate speech based on religion before, but it should now be easier for the company to clamp down on that behavior. The social site has updated its rules to require the d...
03:29 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget The UK's high-energy lasers could zap drones and missiles out of the sky
The UK wants to take down enemy drones and missiles with high-energy light beams. The Ministry of Defense (MOD) announced that it's developing laser and radio frequency weapons. Referred to colle...
03:03 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget Federal appeals court rules Trump can't ban critics on Twitter
President Trump's desire to block critics on Twitter just hit another snag. A federal appeals court in New York has ruled that Trump is violating the First Amendment by blocking people he disagr...
03:01 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget Watch super slow-mo video from a camera with human-like vision
Conventional video cameras that capture scenes frame by frame have little in common with our eyes, which see the world continuously. A new type of device called an "event camera" works in mu...
02:46 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget Netflix's new trailer for its Saint Seiya remake is making fans unhappy
Netflix is ramping up its anime push, dropping a trailer for its remake of classic anime Saint Seiya which will begin streaming in a few weeks....
02:34 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget Marriott faces $123 million UK fine over data breach
Marriott might soon face a stiff penalty for the massive November 2018 data breach. The UK's Information Commissioner's Office plans to fine the hotel chain &pound;99,200,396 (about $12...
02:26 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget 'Fortnite's' latest weapon lets you summon air strikes with a grenade
Epic Games has added Air Strikes to the Fortnite arsenal. With the weapon, you can launch a canister of colored smoke into an area and summon a hail storm of fire from above. You'll find the cani...
02:17 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget 'Dr. Mario World' hits iOS a day early
The doctor is in, at least on iOS, as Nintendo's latest mobile game, Dr. Mario World, has arrived a day early on iPhone, iPad and iPad touch. Several Engadget editors were able to play Nintendo&#...
02:17 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget 'Dr. Mario World' hits iOS and Android a day early (updated)
The doctor is in. Nintendo's latest mobile game, Dr. Mario World, has arrived a day early on iOS and Android. Several Engadget editors were able to play Nintendo's match-three puzzler before...
02:03 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget The first all-electric Mini arrives in March 2020
It took years to become more than a concept, but the first all-electric Mini is official. The Mini Electric (also known as the Mini Cooper SE) is now slated to start deliveries in March 2020, and will...
02:03 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget The first all-electric Mini you can buy arrives in March 2020
It took years to become more than a concept, but the first all-electric Mini you can keep is official. The Mini Electric (also known as the Mini Cooper SE) is now slated to start deliveries in March 2...
01:52 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget Netflix is working on a 'Cuphead' animated series
Cuphead and Mugman are making their way to Netflix. The protagonists of the devilishly difficult Cuphead will star in The Cuphead Show, an upcoming original animated series on the streaming platform. ...
01:33 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget Google Lens can tell you about the people behind local artworks
If you're sitting in a coffee shop and you spot a neat mural on the wall, you could soon use your smartphone to identify the local artist who was behind it. A new feature of Google Lens currently...
01:22 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget Xbox Game Pass now lets you add titles to a 'play later' list
Microsoft has introduced a new Xbox Game Pass feature that can help you remember to play the games you're putting off to finish the one you're on or to give those you've dropped in the ...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget Amazon Prime Video finally works with Chromecast and Android TV
Here's proof that Google and Amazon have truly buried the hatchet: Prime Video is finally available on Mountain View's streaming devices. The two tech giants ended their streaming video spat...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget Uber adds 'Comfort' tier for extra legroom and silent drivers
Uber is adding a new ride option that aims to make your journey a more personal and relaxed affair. Uber Comfort is an upgrade on the everyday ride, and ensures you have extra legroom in a newer, mid-...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget Facebook gives creators more ways to make money
As VidCon gets ready to take place between July 10th and 13th in Anaheim, California, Facebook has news to share with its creator community. The company has announced that it is introducing more ways ...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget Dropbox Transfer lets you send up to 100GB of files at once
Sharing files through Dropbox is not a new concept. For years, the company has made it pretty easy to share any file or folder stored in your Dropbox with others, regardless of whether or not they hav...
12:50 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget Apple killed the 12-inch MacBook
Quietly lost amidst some upgrades to the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro is a notable absence from Apple's online store: the 12-inch MacBook has been discontinued. The laptop was first introduced in ...
12:39 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget Apple kills the non-Touch Bar MacBook Pro, discounts the Air
Apple isn't waiting until the fall and macOS Catalina to trot out Mac updates. The company has updated the MacBook Air and the entry 13-inch MacBook Pro with newer hardware and, in one case, a p...
12:34 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget Google and Amazon bring the YouTube app back to Fire TV
Months after Amazon and Google ended their fight over streaming video, the official YouTube app is once again available on Fire TV devices. As of today, some Fire TV devices (multiple Fire TV Stick va...
12:29 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget Musk: Tesla is not working on a Model S or Model X refresh
Tesla fans got excited last month after rumors of a Model S refresh started doing the rounds -- a driver near Tesla's Hawthorne design studio claimed to have spotted a mysterious test car, and of...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget A flaw in Zoom's Mac app may have let attackers hijack webcams
A serious security flaw in the Mac version of conferencing software Zoom can hijack webcams, but also leave users vulnerable to phishing and DOS attacks....
11:30 am -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget Qualcomm's Snapdragon 215 CPU brings modern features to budget phones
It's high time modern features like dual cameras, longer aspect ratio displays and VoLTE calling to sub-$100 phones and with Qualcomm's latest chipset, they just might real soon. The new Sna...
11:15 am -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget Virgin Galactic is going public to fund its expensive tourist spaceflights
Space tourism company Virgin Galactic has announced that it will go public via a merger with an investment firm. Its new partner, Social Capital Hedosophia (SCH), will invest $800 million in exchange ...
11:02 am -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget Logitech's G Pro X headset helps you sound like a pro streamer
After teasing it earlier this week, Logitech has now revealed its new gaming headset, designed to help you sound like a professional streamer. The G Pro X marks the debut of Blue VO!CE software, which...
10:32 am -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Amazon Prime Day strike plans
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Good morning, there! Amazon's Prime Day faces a threat, and we're not talking about Target and eBay's competitor sales. We also nail down some more ...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget Electric toothbrush maker Quip gets into pay-as-you-go dental care
Quip, the electric toothbrush company that seemingly sponsors every podcast, is expanding into dental care. The company has launched Quipcare, a free app that lets patients book pay-as-you-go dental s...
09:15 am -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget US Navy's next-gen helicopter drone is ready for service
It took a few years, but the US Navy's beefier Fire Scout helicopter drone is finally ready for action... more or less. The military branch has declared that Northrop Grumman's MQ-8C has re...
08:15 am -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget Canon's G7 X III can shoot vertical video for your Instagram
Canon has unveiled a pair of PowerShot cameras that are well suited for YouTube and Instagram creators, even more so than its high-end EOS R cameras. The G7 X III and G5 X II, successors to the PowerS...
06:36 am -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget Google reveals multiplayer support and other new Stadia details
You won't lose access to your games on Google Stadia even if its publisher decides to exit the platform. That's one of the things the tech giant has revealed in a comprehensive update to the...
05:00 am -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget Spotify Lite is now officially out for 36 markets around the world
Spotify has been testing a smaller, lighter version of its app since mid-2018 in hopes of expanding its reach to regions where internet connections are slow and people tend to use low-end-to-mid-range...
03:54 am -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget What's on TV: 'Alita: Battle Angel'
This week is light on big gaming releases, but sports fans can check out the MLB All-Star Game Tuesday, and ESPN's Espy's celebration on Wednesday. For movie fans, you can snag Robert Rodrig...
02:17 am -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget Netflix picks up heist movie starring Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot
Netflix is no stranger to buying movies originally destined for other studios, but its latest coup is particularly eyebrow-raising. The company has acquired Red Notice, a blockbuster heist thriller t...
01:08 am -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget Sling TV gets a new look on Apple TV and Roku
Sling TV has made some tweaks to its interface on Apple TV and Roku devices that should make for a better viewing experience. The company says the updates are in response to customer feedback, and sho...
12:03 am -04 - Tue, July 9, 2019
Engadget 'Stranger Things 3' has been seen by over 40 million Netflix accounts
Remember when it was a big deal that Bright racked up 11 million viewers? That's now quaint by comparison. Netflix has revealed that 40.7 million accounts have watched Stranger Things 3 in the ...
11:32 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2019
Engadget Amazon orders comedy series from Girls Trip writer Tracy Oliver
Amazon has ordered ten episodes of a comedy series about the lives of four black women in New York City from Tracy Oliver, reported Deadline. Oliver, who is best known for her work in Girls Trip, Awkw...
10:48 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2019
Engadget CoD: Black Ops 4 is getting a fresh batch of zombies on July 9th
Zombies are on their way to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. Activision announced today that "Operation: Apocalypse Z," a multiplayer-centric content pack that will conjure up game mode similar to...
10:13 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2019
Engadget Maryland is already out of EV tax credits for 2019
Maryland's electric vehicle (EV) tax credits are so popular, they're already gone. According to the state's Motor Vehicle Administration, the $6 million fund meant to cover the tax cred...
09:35 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2019
Engadget 1989 promo shows the 'Terminator' NES game that never was
The very first game based on The Terminator was supposed to be an NES side-scroller from Sunsoft, but it never panned out that way. The company lost the movie license and reworked the game into what ...
08:33 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2019
Engadget Apple re-released its decade-old iOS 'Texas Hold'em' game
The App Store opened for business 11 years ago this week and to mark the anniversary of its app marketplace, Apple is reviving its old iOS poker game. The redesigned Texas Hold 'em app has a new ...
08:14 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2019
Engadget Instagrams anti-bullying tool lets you restrict problematic followers
Today, Instagram announced two new tools meant to combat bullying. The first will use AI to warn users if a comment they're about to post may be considered offensive. In theory, it will give user...
07:08 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2019
Engadget FCC Chairman wants to ban caller ID spoofing for text messages
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is advancing the war against robocalls. Today, he proposed adopting rules that would ban caller ID spoofing of text messages and robocalls originating outside of the US. More tha...
06:47 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2019
Engadget Google Pixel 4 XL renders suggest the notch is going away
We already know what the rear of Google's upcoming Pixel 4 looks like, and renders of the other side of the XL version suggest the smartphone will ditch the widely-derided notch of the Pixel 3 XL...
06:29 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2019
Engadget Teenage Engineering ships its delayed modular synth and keyboard
Teenage Engineering announced it was adding modular options to its Pocket Operator line back in January. A month later, the company cited manufacturing issues when it cancelled pre-orders for the 170 ...
06:07 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2019
Engadget Tetris 99 will get an offline multiplayer mode later this year
Nintendo has been slowly expanding how and where you can play Tetris 99. In February, the company released the battle royale game as an online exclusive for Switch. A few months later, Nintendo offere...
05:45 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2019
Engadget The Jeep Gladiator is for truck buyers craving adventure
Running alternative life scenarios is fun. In one reality I did well in high school and used my experience in FFA (Future Farmers of America) to major in agricultural science at Cal Poly San Luis Obis...
05:14 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2019
Engadget Code with Google helps bring coding into the classroom
Most American students aren't learning how to code in elementary or middle school -- and if they are, it's likely they reside in an affluent school district. Google hopes to bridge the gaps ...
04:40 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2019
Engadget Amazon staff will strike during Prime Day over working conditions
While Amazon is busy hyping up this year's Prime Day extravaganza, its workers will be drawing attention to more serious issues than price cuts. Staff at a warehouse in Shakopee, Minnesota will h...
04:40 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2019
Engadget Amazon staff will strike during Prime Day over working conditions (updated)
While Amazon is busy hyping up this year's Prime Day extravaganza, its workers will be drawing attention to more serious issues than price cuts. Staff at a warehouse in Shakopee, Minnesota will h...
04:23 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2019
Engadget Real 5G is nearly three times faster than LTE, but not everywhere
Carriers will tell you that 5G is a huge leap over LTE, but how much better is it in the real world? According to Opensignal's crowdsourced data, it's indeed a lot faster -- but mainly in t...
04:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2019
Engadget Microsoft's Windows 1.0 announcement was about 'Stranger Things'
Microsoft set the internet abuzz last week when it made a cryptic announcement about the "all-new" Windows 1.0 -- and now we know why. As we'd already speculated, it's all about St...
03:11 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2019
Engadget Facebook built a tool to track misinformation about itself
Facebook isn't just concerned with the fake news, conspiracy theories and malicious content spread on its platforms. It's also worried about the rumors spread about its platform. According t...
02:23 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2019
Engadget 'Pokmon Sword' and 'Shield' will have version-exclusive gyms
If you've ever complained that the differences between Pok&eacute;mon game editions were too small, relief might be in sight. When Pok&eacute;mon Sword and Shield arrive in November, the...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2019
Engadget The best free-to-play games
Gone are the days where free games equated to ropey puzzle games and knock-off clones of games that had a price tag. These days, courtesy of in-app payments and the ease of offering both a sample of t...
01:30 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2019
Engadget What we're listening to: Broken Record and Thom Yorke's 'Anima'
In this month's installment of our audio IRL, we're back to podcasts. Deputy Managing Editor Nathan Ingraham embraces the weirdness of Thom Yorke's new album and Senior News Editor Bill...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2019
Engadget 'Dr. Mario World' will make a new generation of virus-killing addicts
Was anyone really asking for a mobile Dr. Mario game? That was my immediate thought when Nintendo announced Dr. Mario World, its new free-to-play mobile title for iOS and Android, which launches on We...
12:29 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2019
Engadget Waymo offers free music and WiFi to make its driverless taxis stand out
Google's self-driving car project Waymo is looking for ways to distinguish itself in the cut-throat taxi market, where it must compete with ridesharing apps and other self-driving services as wel...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2019
Engadget How to prepare for Amazon Prime Day
By Alex RothAmazon Prime Day 2019 will begin July 15, and we're getting ready to bring you all the best deals on Wirecutter picks and recommendations from our expert staff. Bookmark our Deals pag...
11:07 am -04 - Mon, July 8, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Aircraft lands itself for the first time
Welcome back to the Morning After. Over the weekend, our team tried out AMD's latest Radeon GPUs, Google tested out a global video play/pause button for Chrome and an airplane managed to land all...
10:15 am -04 - Mon, July 8, 2019
Engadget The White House's social media summit may not include Facebook and Twitter
The White House's upcoming social media summit might be missing some key players when it goes ahead this week. Facebook and Twitter have not been invited to attend, according to sources who spoke...
08:55 am -04 - Mon, July 8, 2019
Engadget UK regulator to hit British Airways with record fine over 2018 hack
The UK's data privacy authority has announced it intends to levy its largest ever fine against airline British Airways (BA). The airline will have to pay &pound;183.39 million ($230 million) ...
06:44 am -04 - Mon, July 8, 2019
Engadget Google is testing a global video play/pause button for Chrome
Google could soon add a play/pause button to its Chrome browser that would make it possible to pause or play video from any tab. A recent release of Chrome's Canary development version has a new ...
03:47 am -04 - Mon, July 8, 2019
Engadget X-rays help astronomers detect spinning black holes
It can be tricky to measure the spin of a black hole, particularly when it's hard to see them, but astronomers have pulled off just such a feat. They've gauged the spins of five supermassiv...
02:20 am -04 - Mon, July 8, 2019
Engadget Russia says it will give soldiers bomb-carrying drones
Never mind using small drones for battlefield recon -- if Russia has its way, they'll be another part of the arsenal. The country's Defense Ministry recently told Izvestia that it's not...
01:01 am -04 - Mon, July 8, 2019
Engadget 'Destiny 2' year two winds down with Moments of Triumph starting July 9th
The second year of Destiny 2 is ramping down with Shadowkeep around the corner, and that can only mean one thing in Bungie's world: it's achievement-hunting season. The developer is kicking...
11:38 pm -04 - Sun, July 7, 2019
Engadget The EU's election interference alert system isn't working properly
The European Union was quick to report online interference in its recent elections, but the system designed to catch that interference apparently needs some improvement. The New York Times has learne...
10:22 pm -04 - Sun, July 7, 2019
Engadget FBI and ICE use DMV photos as 'gold mine' for facial recognition data
Cities and companies might be turning away from facial recognition, but federal agents are embracing it -- whether or not the public is fully aware of what's happening. Georgetown Law researchers...
09:07 pm -04 - Sun, July 7, 2019
Engadget Apple tests iCloud.com sign-ins with your face or finger
The iCloud website is handy when you want to check info from an unfamiliar device or just prefer to use a browser, but the need to enter your password could be enough of a pain that you might just pul...
07:50 pm -04 - Sun, July 7, 2019
Engadget Scientists store data inside molecules that drive your metabolism
Never mind using DNA to store data -- there may be a simpler way to store info. Brown University scientists have shown that it's possible to store data in solutions of artificial metabolic molec...
06:34 pm -04 - Sun, July 7, 2019
Engadget Amazon asks FCC for permission to launch internet satellites
Amazon is moving fairly quickly on its plan to deploy thousands of internet satellites. The company has filed for FCC permission to launch 3,236 satellites as part of Project Kuiper. The spacecraft ...
05:17 pm -04 - Sun, July 7, 2019
Engadget European regulators demand changes to 737 Max autopilot
It's not just American officials who think Boeing's 737 Max software needs more polish. A Bloomberg source said that the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has told Boeing to make...
04:00 pm -04 - Sun, July 7, 2019
Engadget After Math: 'Murica
Now that the 4th of July festivities are winding down, let's take a look back at the most American stories Engadget ran this week....
01:00 pm -04 - Sun, July 7, 2019
Engadget Radeon RX 5700 and 5700 XT review: AMD brings the fight back to NVIDIA
The unveiling of the Radeon 5000 family and Ryzen third-gen chips at Computex made it clear this was going to be a special year for AMD. Its latest CPUs include a monster 12-core chip for just $499. A...
08:36 am -04 - Sun, July 7, 2019
Engadget Aircraft lands itself truly autonomously for the first time
Many airliners can land automatically, but they don't really land autonomously -- the airport is guiding them in with a radio signal (the Instrument Landing System). And when many smaller airpor...
03:06 am -04 - Sun, July 7, 2019
Engadget Korg's music-making Switch app offers Genesis and Taito game sounds
It stands to reason that a music creation app on a game console should have sound samples from consoles, doesn't it? Korg certainly thinks so. It's updating its Gadget app for the Switch w...
01:10 am -04 - Sun, July 7, 2019
Engadget Professor convicted of sending US missile chip technology to China
The American government is particularly wary of China these days, and it's determined to make an example out of those who would share US secrets with its major rival. A California federal court ...
11:39 pm -04 - Sat, July 6, 2019
Engadget Mozilla preps its ad-free news subscription service for testing
Mozilla seems to have made significant progress on its Apple News competitor over three months after it was announced. According to various sources, the organization has sent out invites to users, inv...
10:21 pm -04 - Sat, July 6, 2019
Engadget GM's self-driving unit is close to receiving a $2.25 billion boost
It took more than a year, but GM's self-driving company is close to receiving a giant cash infusion. Cruise Automation confirmed to Reuters that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CF...
09:04 pm -04 - Sat, July 6, 2019
Engadget 'Gears 5' multiplayer test starts July 19th
The Coalition and Microsoft have offered a peek at Gears 5's cooperative Escape mode, but how does its competitive gameplay fare? You might find out very shortly if you're committed to the ...
07:50 pm -04 - Sat, July 6, 2019
Engadget 7-Eleven Japan's weak app security led to a $500,000 customer loss
7-Eleven Japan's mobile payment app had such poor security measures, the company had to shut it down just a couple of days after its release. In an announcement explaining the issue, the company ...
06:36 pm -04 - Sat, July 6, 2019
Engadget Huawei is helping all the UK's top carriers build their 5G networks
British carriers apparently aren't put off by US pressure to ditch Huawei for their 5G network deployments. The Guardian's sources understand that all four of the UK's largest wireless...
05:15 pm -04 - Sat, July 6, 2019
Engadget Watch VW's electric race car smash a 20-year-old Goodwood record
VW clearly wasn't satisfied with setting the electric car record for the hill climb at 2018's Goodwood Festival of Speed. The automaker's ID.R racer (driven by Romain Dumas) returned t...
05:15 pm -04 - Sat, July 6, 2019
Engadget Watch VW's electric race car smash a 20-year-old Goodwood record (updated)
VW clearly wasn't satisfied with setting the electric car record for the hill climb at 2018's Goodwood Festival of Speed. The automaker's ID.R racer (driven by Romain Dumas) returned to...
04:00 pm -04 - Sat, July 6, 2019
Engadget The surprising story behind the Apple Watch's ECG ability
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...
02:00 pm -04 - Sat, July 6, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: AMD's pre-release Radeon RX 5700 price drop
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to your weekend! While Steve Ballmer celebrates a couple of new LA Clippers arrivals, Microsoft spent this week dropping teasers for Windows 1.0. We also h...
01:30 pm -04 - Sat, July 6, 2019
Engadget Recommended Reading: Apple's ambitious TV plan
Can Apple hack it in Hollywood? We talk to the man behind Apple TV+Stuart McGurk,GQ UKApple officially revealed it's TV streaming service in March, but it won't debut for the masses until th...
09:44 am -04 - Sat, July 6, 2019
Engadget Jaguar confirms that the I-Pace team is building an electric XJ
While announcing plans to build a "range" of electrified vehicles at its Castle Bromwich, UK plant, Jaguar confirmed that the first new EV to roll off the line there will be an all-electric ...
04:54 am -04 - Sat, July 6, 2019
Engadget YouTube says its policy on 'instructional' hacking videos isn't new
This week Kody Kinzie, co-founder of the ethical hacker group Hacker Interchange, reported that its YouTube channel had received a strike for breaking one of its rules. Which rule? A ban against "...
01:46 am -04 - Sat, July 6, 2019
Engadget Capcom's 'Teppen' card game pits Chun-Li against Dante
Capcom clearly couldn't resist the temptation to hop on the card game bandwagon. The gaming giant has teamed up with GungHo to release Teppen (no, not Tekken), a card battler for Android and iOS...
11:23 pm -04 - Fri, July 5, 2019
Engadget AI can simulate quantum systems without massive computing power
It's difficult to simulate quantum physics, as the computing demand grows exponentially the more complex the quantum system gets -- even a supercomputer might not be enough. AI might come to the...
10:10 pm -04 - Fri, July 5, 2019
Engadget AMD fires back at 'Super' NVIDIA with Radeon RX 5700 price cuts
AMD just unveiled its new Radeon RX 5700 line of graphics cards with 7nm chips at E3 last month, and with just days to go before they launch on July 7th, the company has announced new pricing. In the ...
09:22 pm -04 - Fri, July 5, 2019
Engadget The best projectors
By Chris HeinonenThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commis...
08:37 pm -04 - Fri, July 5, 2019
Engadget MoviePass temporarily shuts down service to work on its app
The monthly movie ticket subscription service MoviePass temporarily shut down today. The company claims it did so to complete work on its mobile app. It's unclear how long the outage will last, b...
07:44 pm -04 - Fri, July 5, 2019
Engadget Research group says America's favorite TV size is now 65 inches
More and more Americans are scooping up 65-inch TVs, so much so that they're now apparently the most popular screen size in the country. Market research company TrendForce reckons tumbling prices...
07:03 pm -04 - Fri, July 5, 2019
Engadget New trailer for Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution is full of Pokmon nostalgia
More than twenty years after the release of the first Pok&eacute;mon movie, the film is being reimagined with an all-new computer-generated release in Japan. The first trailer dropped at the start...
06:09 pm -04 - Fri, July 5, 2019
Engadget Gogoro brings its on-demand electric scooter rentals to Taiwan
Gogoro is expanding its on-demand scooter rental service. In August, the two-wheeled, electric Smartscooters will be available as part of a ridesharing program in Taiwan called GoShare. The scooters w...
06:04 pm -04 - Fri, July 5, 2019
Engadget Gogoro brings its on-demand electric scooter rentals to Taiwan
Gogoro is expanding its on-demand scooter rental service. In August, the two-wheeled, electric Smartscooters will be available as part of a ridesharing program in Taiwan called GoShare. The scooters w...
05:33 pm -04 - Fri, July 5, 2019
Engadget VW will reportedly share its electric car platform with Ford
VW and Ford appear close to formalizing their partnership on EVs and self-driving cars. Reuters sources claim the two have forged an "outline agreement" that will see them ally on more than...
05:04 pm -04 - Fri, July 5, 2019
Engadget Konami says Sony made the call to drop 'PES 2019' from PS Plus freebies
Sony raised some eyebrows when it said Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 would no longer be a free game for PS Plus subscribers in July, with Detroit: Become Human Digital Deluxe Edition (which includes Heavy...
04:25 pm -04 - Fri, July 5, 2019
Engadget IHMC's Atlas robot can navigate its own way through tight spaces
Some of the biggest challenges for machines are tasks that are simple for humans. From mathematical puzzles like the famous traveling salesman problem to combining inputs from various senses, there ar...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 5, 2019
Engadget Extreme E reveals the car that will race across glaciers and deserts
We've known for some time that the organisers of Formula E want to launch another EV motorsport called Extreme E. As the name implies, this planned competition will challenge drivers to race in e...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 5, 2019
Engadget Engadget readers love the iPad Pro 12.9
The word that Senior Editor Chris Velazco used to sum up his experience reviewing the iPad Pro 12.9 was "wow." While the ever popular tablet offers sleek hardware, an "absurdly fast&quo...
02:44 pm -04 - Fri, July 5, 2019
Engadget Hulu adds an episode shuffle button for 'Seinfeld'
Larry David has always said the mantra for Seinfeld was "no hugging and no learning." In other words, whatever happened in an episode of the enormously successful sitcom, Jerry and the gang ...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 5, 2019
Engadget This week in tech history: Amazon's 25th birthday
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. ...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 5, 2019
Engadget The best games for your smartphone
Sorry, but mobile gaming is the biggest player in the video game market. In 2018, it made almost half of the industry's global revenue. Smartphone games once existed separately from console and P...
12:30 pm -04 - Fri, July 5, 2019
Engadget Google suspends trend alerts in New Zealand after naming murder suspect
Google has suspended Trends alerts in New Zealand following criticism from the government that it published the name of a murder suspect, in violation of a court order....
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 5, 2019
Engadget Sony's revamped wireless noise-canceling earbuds are a revelation
Everybody seems to love wireless earbuds these days, but for the past few years, I've yet to find a pair that truly satisfied me. They always sound worse than wireless earbuds with short cables, ...
11:35 am -04 - Fri, July 5, 2019
Engadget Charge's Mustang hides an EV inside classic American muscle
Charge's electrified Mustang is controversial. The original, after all, is an automotive icon that many associate with 'American muscle,' a sub-genre of cars that growl loudly and consu...
11:10 am -04 - Fri, July 5, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: The Bluetooth cassette player of your dreams
Hey, good morning!Hey there! We hope you enjoyed your Independence Day. You might have missed a Bluetooth cassette player (finally?), why the folding phone revolution is delayed and how Netflix pulled...
10:20 am -04 - Fri, July 5, 2019
Engadget UK regulator forces Amazon to put its Deliveroo plans on ice
Amazon must put the brakes on its potential tie-up with food delivery company Deliveroo, a UK competition regulator has ruled....
09:35 am -04 - Fri, July 5, 2019
Engadget Mercedes and BMW cars will drive themselves on the autobahn by 2024
BMW and Mercedes started working together on autonomous cars earlier this year, and now they have optimistic plans to deliver them. The automakers announced that they're developing Level 4 self-d...
08:29 am -04 - Fri, July 5, 2019
Engadget Beat 'em up revival 'River City Girls' arrives September 5th
WayForward thinks it has a simple way to keep the River City formula fresh: reverse the roles. It's releasing River City Girls, a revival of the side-scrolling brawler that has high school girls...
06:52 am -04 - Fri, July 5, 2019
Engadget LightSail 2 sends its first signals back to Earth
So far, it's been smooth sailing for the LightSail 2. The solar spacecraft is orbiting on its own after being delivered to space last week aboard Space X's Falcon Heavy. The mission team of ...
04:02 am -04 - Fri, July 5, 2019
Engadget 4K 'Akira' Blu-ray arrives next year before the series continues
On Thursday at the Anime Expo in Los Angeles, director Katsuhiro Otomo was the center of several announcements. Sunrise Inc. is producing a new project based on Akira that is supposed to be a continua...
02:34 am -04 - Fri, July 5, 2019
Engadget Samsung expects another big slump in profits
Samsung isn't about to leave the doldrums any time soon. The company warned that its profits were likely to slump in the second quarter, dropping about 56 percent year-over-year to roughly 6.5 t...
01:37 am -04 - Fri, July 5, 2019
Engadget Analyst: Apple will soon ditch its butterfly keyboard design
After years of controversy and technical difficulties, Apple could be about to give up on the butterfly mechanism keyboard in its MacBooks. According to a report authored by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo...
12:40 am -04 - Fri, July 5, 2019
Engadget 'Stranger Things' x 'Fortnite' crossover adds a couple of skins
Netflix's release of Stranger Things 3 has brought along an unprecedented number of marketing tie-ins, which include a link to Fortnite. Some familiar-looking teleporters popped up in the game�...
11:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 4, 2019
Engadget Chinas Alipay will add beauty filters when you pay with your face
We all know how startling it can be to accidentally open a front-facing camera and find your own unassuming face looking back at you. Now, imagine if you saw that image every time you made a purchase....
10:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 4, 2019
Engadget Court says Amazon could be liable for third-party vendors' products
Amazon faced lawsuits over third-party sellers in the past, but it always came out unscathed. Now, though, a federal appeals court in Philadelphia has decided that the e-commerce giant can be held lia...
09:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 4, 2019
Engadget Samsung under fire for its Australian advertising
Samsung is being sued by an Australian consumer watchdog over misleading claims in its advertising. The ads showed people swimming in pools and surfing in the ocean with their Galaxy phones, leading c...
08:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 4, 2019
Engadget Netflix's 'Pacific Rim' anime will debut in 2020
Netflix's anime adaptation of Pacific Rim will emerge from the depths when it hits the streaming service sometime next year. The animated expansion of the giant mech saga will run for at least tw...
07:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 4, 2019
Engadget UK police's facial recognition system has an 81 percent error rate
Facial recognition technology is mistakenly targeting four out of five innocent people as wanted suspects, according to findings from the University of Essex. The report -- which was commissioned by S...
06:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 4, 2019
Engadget Firefly 2 is a smart and stylish vape for cannabis connoisseurs
The Firefly 2 turned more than a few heads when it was released back in 2016. Lighter, sleeker and smarter than its clunky and cumbersome predecessor, it felt like the future of cannabis consumption. ...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 4, 2019
Engadget Our foldable future is running a little late, and that's OK
From the moment it was first teased last year, Samsung's Galaxy Fold convinced many that foldable phones were the next frontier to conquer. To no one's surprise, it wasn't long before c...
04:30 pm -04 - Thu, July 4, 2019
Engadget Wirecutters best deals: $450 off an LG OLED TV
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...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 4, 2019
Engadget Lightyear One is a long and expensive solar-powered statement car
The Lightyear One is long. Really long. The length and sloping roof make sense, though, once you realize the entire vehicle is powered by the sun. Together, the roof and hood offer a staggering five s...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 4, 2019
Engadget Is the Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Microsoft's biggest Surface Pro rival?
When reviews editor Cherlynn Low spent some time with Samsung's Galaxy Book 2 back in October, she determined that the brilliant display, long-lasting battery and LTE connectivity made a compelli...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 4, 2019
Engadget The best games for PC
So how do you categorize a beast like gaming on the PC? With decades of titles to pluck from (and the first port of call for most indie titles, too), there's so much to choose from. Gaming on you...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 4, 2019
Engadget 'Doctor Who' might finally get a game that does it justice
You step out the back door of a London laundromat and into a grimy, orange-smoke-filled junkyard. A mysterious voice sings out from a nearby radio, asking for your help to put right what has gone wron...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, July 4, 2019
Engadget Honda's e Prototype is designed to delight you
There's only one word that accurately describes the Honda e: adorable. The pop-out door handles. The compact wing mirrors that are actually tiny cameras. The simple, oval-shaped front that houses...
10:30 am -04 - Thu, July 4, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Facebook and Instagram's image outage
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.As many in the US celebrate Independence Day, we're probably catching you right before or after a Stranger Things 3 binge session -- and either way is the per...
09:47 am -04 - Thu, July 4, 2019
Engadget Relive the sound of the 80s with a Bluetooth cassette player
If you find that having your music in good quality, being able to skip tracks with fast forwarding and fitting all your media onto one device is just too convenient, then we've got good news: Cas...
09:47 am -04 - Thu, July 4, 2019
Engadget Relive the sound of the '80s with a Bluetooth cassette player
If you find that having your music in good quality, being able to skip tracks with fast forwarding and fitting all your media onto one device is just too convenient, then we've got good news: Cas...
08:03 am -04 - Thu, July 4, 2019
Engadget Chinese publisher loses license over game that mocked President Xi Jinping
Comparing Chinese President Xi Jinping to Winnie the Pooh may be amusing to some, but the Chinese government isn't laughing. Officials have now stripped video game publisher Indievent of its busi...
06:01 am -04 - Thu, July 4, 2019
Engadget Kia made a tiny Faraday cage to protect your wireless key from thieves
Many existing keyless entry systems aren't secure, but few people are likely to replace their cars just to reduce the chances of a determined thief making off with their ride. Kia UK has an offi...
04:14 am -04 - Thu, July 4, 2019
Engadget PlayStation Classic price drops to $25 at Best Buy, Amazon
We get it -- you really don't like the PlayStation Classic. You've told us, over and over again. We weren't huge fans when we reviewed it, but that was when it cost $100. The price quic...
02:19 am -04 - Thu, July 4, 2019
Engadget Netflix pulled 66 episodes of Chelsea Handler's canceled talk show
A few years ago, Netflix and Chelsea Handler set out to "revolutionize the talk show." The plan was to run three 30-minute, near-live episodes each week. But the show, Chelsea, took nearly t...
12:41 am -04 - Thu, July 4, 2019
Engadget Lyft outlines its disaster response strategy
Lyft just illustrated how it will respond in the middle of a crisis. The company has introduced a Disaster Relief Access Program that promises support for people in affected areas. In situations whe...
11:11 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2019
Engadget Google Photos will let you manually tag faces it doesn't recognize
Google Photos' product lead David Lieb took advantage of some downtime this week to start a surprisingly open dialogue on Twitter. Yesterday, he asked users what they want to see next from Google...
10:26 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2019
Engadget Superhuman email client turns off location tracking after 'spying' controversy
The email app Superhuman was profiled by the New York Times just a week ago as a buzzworthy startup with big names from Silicon Valley lining up to pay $30 per month for its service. Since then, a blo...
09:44 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2019
Engadget Lotus' electric hypercar is named 'Evija'
No, Lotus isn't ready to spill the beans on its Type 130 electric hypercar. It is, however, ready to give the car a name: meet the Evija (pronounced "ev-eye-a"). While the company...
09:02 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2019
Engadget Netflix releases 'Always Be My Maybe' director's commentary podcast
Always Be My Maybe has been one of the most-discussed Netflix projects over the last month or so, with the charming romcom seemingly picking up a legion of fans. Admirers might be keen to learn a bit ...
08:28 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2019
Engadget Regal Cinemas movie subscriptions are reportedly coming this month
Regal Cinemas is reportedly preparing to join the unlimited movie ticket subscription fray. It's said to be revealing its plans later this month. According to Variety, the three pricing tiers ($1...
07:55 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2019
Engadget Netflix says its originals will kick their smoking habit
Future Netflix original shows rated TV-14 or lower and movies rated PG-13 or below will no longer include depictions of smoking or e-cigarette use, except in cases of historical or factual accuracy. T...
07:32 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2019
Engadget 'Hitman 2' music-themed update weaponizes a violin
Hitman 2 has had its share of unusual updates and events, but its latest may be particularly appealing if you're music-minded. IO Interactive has outlined a July roadmap with a string of music-t...
07:01 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2019
Engadget Jurassic World's J.A. Bayona to direct Amazon's Lord of the Rings series
Amazon's highly anticipated TV rendition of Middle-earth has secured some directing talent. Spanish director J.A. Bayona will direct the first two episodes of The Lord of the Rings series and ser...
06:42 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2019
Engadget Social media is revolutionizing how scientists interact with the public
The field of science communication -- the practice of informing and educating people about science-related topics -- arose just after the start of the Enlightenment when Francesco Algarotti published ...
06:20 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2019
Engadget Are headphones 'made for women' really necessary?
Five years ago, Nicole Rose Stillings wanted a better pair of headphones. As a full-time professional DJ, she thought that most of the ones she wore were much too big and bulky for her head. So she cr...
06:02 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2019
Engadget Good luck sliding into anyone's Twitter DMs right now
Facebook isn't the only internet behemoth suffering from serious downtime. As of mid-day on July 3rd, Twitter is experiencing "some issues" with direct message delivery and notificatio...
05:03 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2019
Engadget Mobile game streaming service Hatch is available in the UK
When it comes to game streaming, it's not just the likes of Microsoft, Google and Sony who are trying to capture players' attention. There's a mobile-focused option too, and it's n...
04:30 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2019
Engadget Blipblox is a synth made for kids that adults will like too
Blipblox is a synthesizer designed for children. The company behind it, Playtime Engineering, even calls it a toy. And it certainly looks like one. It's made out of bright, glossy, primary-colore...
03:52 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2019
Engadget Canon is crowdfunding a tiny, rugged clip-on camera
Canon may be late to the clippable camera party, but it's still convinced it can bring something new to the table. The company is preparing a crowdfunding campaign for the Ivy Rec, a clip-on rug...
03:23 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2019
Engadget Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are struggling to stay online today
Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are experiencing outages this morning. Downdetector maps show the services are struggling around the globe, but the issues seem to be the worst on the East Coast and i...
03:23 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2019
Engadget Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are back up and running (updated)
Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are experiencing outages this morning. Downdetector maps show the services are struggling around the globe, but the issues seem to be the worst on the East Coast and i...
03:04 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2019
Engadget Netflix creates UK production hub at Disney's preferred studios
Netflix is setting up another big production hub, and this one is steeped in cinematic history. The streaming giant is establishing a 14-stage UK operation at Shepperton Studios in Surrey, a location...
02:23 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2019
Engadget D-Link agrees to 10-year security assessment to settle FTC lawsuit
D-Link has settled a two-year-old lawsuit filed by the FTC over its products' insufficient security, and it has agreed to a few conditions to put the issue to bed. To start with, the company is r...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2019
Engadget Sony's 230-Walkman exhibit celebrates 40 years of a music icon
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first Walkman sold (the TPS-L2, naturally), Sony is showing off the history of the portable music player in central Tokyo. It will run across the summer, throu...
01:39 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2019
Engadget Waymo will test its self-driving taxis on employees in California
Self-driving venture Waymo has been given permission by California authorities to transport people in its robotaxis. According to TechCrunch, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) gave Way...
01:21 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2019
Engadget Amazon keeps Alexa transcripts unless you manually delete them
Back in May, Amazon introduced a new Alexa feature that makes it easy to delete your voice history -- apparently, that could be pretty handy if you don't want Amazon to keep copies of your Alexa ...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2019
Engadget The best games for Nintendo Switch
Nintendo's Switch is on a roll. The youngest of the games consoles is punching above its weight with a mix of core Nintendo games that have pushed iconic characters like Mario and Link into the m...
12:45 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Windows 1.0 is back and no one knows why
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Yesterday's Orion test went off without a hitch, and we're sure that Samsung is hoping its Galaxy Fold can eventually say the same thing. Also, Microsoft...
12:31 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2019
Engadget Android notifications arrive on Windows 10 'Your Phone' app
Bill Gates might regret losing to Google in the mobile OS domain, but Microsoft continues to work on various projects for Android. It just rolled out Your Phone, an app that mirrors Android phone noti...
12:01 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2019
Engadget Tidal's interactive credits let you explore artists' other projects
In the days of CDs and records, exploring the credits for a piece of music simply meant reading the album sleeve. But with digital music, discovering the unsung heroes behind your favorite music -- th...
11:25 am -04 - Wed, July 3, 2019
Engadget Apple's new iOS 13 feature corrects your gaze during video calls
A video call is a great way to connect with friends and family when you can't physically be together. But even if you're staring directly at your loved one's face, there's still so...
10:31 am -04 - Wed, July 3, 2019
Engadget Logitech G teases Blue gaming headphones on the way
Late last year Logitech acquired Blue Microphones, and a tweet indicates their next combo project is for gamers. We've already seen the debut of the Blue Ember XLR microphone for streamers, but i...
09:55 am -04 - Wed, July 3, 2019
Engadget Stranger Things arrives in Fortnite with upside down portals
Fortnite is no stranger to big-budget entertainment collaborations. It's already welcomed Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and Hawkeye as part of its Endgame mode and let players stealthily assass...
09:31 am -04 - Wed, July 3, 2019
Engadget US lawmakers tell Facebook to halt the launch of its Libra cryptocurrency
US lawmakers have asked Facebook to "immediately cease implementation plans" of its Libra cryptocurrency. Before it proceeds any further, the House Financial Services Committee, led by Democ...
08:30 am -04 - Wed, July 3, 2019
Engadget Apple reveals how often governments request App Store takedowns
The latest transparency report from Cupertino comes with a couple of sections its previous ones didn't have -- ones that reveal how many takedown requests it received. Apparently, Apple received ...
05:57 am -04 - Wed, July 3, 2019
Engadget Chrome auto-fills your credit card details even without syncing browsers
In a way, Chrome can enable your impulse buying habits by automatically filling out your payment details when you shop online. You used to have to sync your browser to access those details on all your...
03:59 am -04 - Wed, July 3, 2019
Engadget Uber Eats dine-in option lets you pre-order your food
Uber Eats has a new option for those diners who want the ambiance of a restaurant but hate the wait. The company has unveiled a dine-in feature in some cities that lets customers pre-order food on the...
02:59 am -04 - Wed, July 3, 2019
Engadget Bloomberg: Galaxy Fold redesign is complete
Still waiting for Samsung's first foldable phone? Bloomberg cites anonymous sources saying that Samsung has completed a redesign of the Galaxy Fold in just two months. The protective film now cov...
02:01 am -04 - Wed, July 3, 2019
Engadget Tiny 'walking' motor could help robots build other robots
How do you get better at making more robots? By rethinking how you build the manufacturing robots, apparently. MIT researchers have developed a minuscule "walking" motor that allows for ro...
01:17 am -04 - Wed, July 3, 2019
Engadget Amazon plans to build its tallest skyscraper in Bellevue, WA
Amazon is preparing to build a big presence in Bellevue, WA, the affluent suburb of Seattle where it was originally founded. The company on Tuesday began the permitting process for Bellevue 600, a 43-...
12:21 am -04 - Wed, July 3, 2019
Engadget US Cyber Command warns of nation-state hackers exploiting Outlook
The recent surge in state-backed hacking campaigns isn't dying down any time soon. US Cyber Command has reported that unnamed state actors are making "active malicious use" of a 2017-e...
11:29 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2019
Engadget Epic will cover refunds for unhappy 'Shenmue 3' backers
You might be less inclined to panic the next time a game you've crowdfunded becomes an Epic Games Store exclusive -- particularly if you're a Shenmue fan. Ys Net has informed Shenmue 3 back...
11:01 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2019
Engadget The Bentley Bentayga Hybrid is a stately but uninspiring ride
One could fairly assume that riding in an SUV as large, expensive and, well, as orange as the 2019 Bentley Bentayga would turn a few heads. I certainly know I did. But as I found out during a test dri...
10:32 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2019
Engadget The Room's Tommy Wiseau stars in new animated sci-fi series
Tommy Wiseau's 2003 film The Room is known as one of the best worst films of all time -- both awful yet strangely alluring. The filmmaker's awkward mannerisms, impossible to place accent and...
09:48 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2019
Engadget Here's how multiplayer works in 'Dr. Mario World'
Nintendo is set to release its latest mobile game Dr. Mario World on July 10th, and we're starting to get a better idea of what the game will look like. Today, Nintendo dropped a trailer that rev...
09:17 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2019
Engadget Tesla delivered a record 95,000 cars this spring
Tesla didn't have the greatest start to 2019, but it's looking rosier toward the middle of the year. The company set records for both production and deliveries in the second quarter, having...
09:01 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2019
Engadget 'Cuphead' studio delays first DLC until 2020
Fans of run-and-gun shooter Cuphead have surely been waiting patiently for the arrival of the game's first expansion, which Studio MDHR announced at E3 2018. You might have been expecting to get ...
08:22 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2019
Engadget Volkswagens Type 20 electric concept merges old-school and new
At an event at its newly christened Innovation and Engineering Center California in Belmont, Volkswagen unveiled its Type 20 concept car that's essentially a 1962 Microbus with a lot of tech cram...
07:25 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2019
Engadget Lime expands scooter reservations to the US
Scooter services have their share of issues, but Lime will at least make sure there's a scooter to use in the first place. In the wake of a limited release in three countries, Lime has made scoo...
06:42 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2019
Engadget Instagram's latest Stories sticker is a direct link to group chats
Instagram is introducing a new feature that will let users start private group messages around specific Stories. The company announced the change on Twitter today. Users will soon be able to add a &qu...
06:25 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2019
Engadget Roku continues to dominate TV streaming in the US
It's no secret that Roku has many devotees, but how big is its lead in the TV streaming world, really? Quite large, according to Strategy Analytics -- and importantly, growing. The analyst firm...
05:49 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2019
Engadget Researchers create eye-tracking glasses that auto-focus where you look
Researchers at Stanford University have created glasses that track your eyes and automatically focus on whatever you're looking at. The so-called autofocals, detailed in a paper published in the ...
05:38 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2019
Engadget Intel and the auto industry pen first safety rules for self-driving cars
Intel and a team of automotive companies have teamed up to create new guidelines for autonomous vehicles. The intention of the "Safety First Automated Driving" paper, published today, is to ...
05:29 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2019
Engadget TikTok now faces a data privacy investigation in the UK, too
TikTok is under investigation in the UK for how it handles the safety and privacy of young users. UK Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham told a parliamentary committee on Tuesday that the popula...
05:06 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2019
Engadget Apple says it isn't micromanaging shows for its streaming service
Apple is rejecting claims that it's fussing over the content in shows for its upcoming TV+ service. In an interview with GQ, senior VP Eddy Cue denied New York Post rumors that he and Tim Cook w...
05:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2019
Engadget Valve releases mod-friendly CAD files for its Index VR headset
You knew that Valve was going to support modding for its Index VR headset when it included a "frunk" just for accessories, but now the company is offering some of the tools you need to make ...
04:26 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2019
Engadget Chinese officials reportedly installed a surveillance app on tourists' phones
Chinese border guards are reportedly installing surveillance apps on the phones of some travelers. According to an investigation by the Guardian, The New York Times and S&uuml;ddeutsche Zeitung, t...
04:10 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2019
Engadget Facebook reduces sensational health claims in your News Feed
Facebook knows junk health claims are a problem, and it has quietly taken action to keep them out of sight. The internet giant has revealed that it changed the News Feed ranking in June to reduce the...
03:46 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2019
Engadget Sonos brings Google Assistant to its speakers in the UK
Sonos users in the UK will soon have another option to control their speakers, as Google Assistant support is arriving with a software update that's rolling out as of today. You can use the voice...
03:28 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2019
Engadget Alphabet's Loon could provide internet in Kenya this year
Alphabet's internet-delivering balloon service, Loon, expects to begin commercial service in Kenya sometime this year. The company just received approval from Kenyan officials to begin flying and...
02:51 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2019
Engadget Xiaomi subtly clones Apple's Memoji with 'Mimoji'
Xiaomi has a long history of shadowing Apple's moves, and that now includes one of its cutesier inventions: Memoji. As part of the launch of its CC9 phone series, Xiaomi has introduced "Mimo...
02:31 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2019
Engadget A 'Layton' game is coming to Switch on November 8th
To date, playing a Layton game in English has meant playing on either a Nintendo handheld or your phone. Soon, though, you'll have the chance to solve puzzles on your TV at home. Level-5 and Ni...
02:18 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2019
Engadget Sony subs PES' for 'Detroit' in July's PS Plus lineup
In an unusual move for Sony, it's making a change to its free PS Plus game lineup for July. It previously said the offerings would be Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 and Horizon Chase Turbo. Now, it�...
02:10 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2019
Engadget Apple once envisioned retractable bumpers for its self-driving cars
Apple once dreamed of self-driving cars with retractable bumpers. In 2015, the company filed a patent for "extendable bumpers" with the US Patent and Trademark Office. The patent was publish...
02:02 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2019
Engadget Spotify Stations radio app now works with CarPlay
Stations is Spotify's answer to Pandora, letting you tune in and listen to curated music without having to lift a finger. That convenience made it an immediate hit when it launched last month, bu...
01:51 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2019
Engadget The WNBA is coming to 'NBA 2K20'
The forthcoming NBA 2K20, set for release on September 6th, will feature the WNBA. 2K Games revealed back in February that the WNBA was set for inclusion in some shape or form, and while the official ...
01:39 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2019
Engadget Hearthstone's new expansion brings back Quests and the League of Explorers
Grab a camel and don't forget your sunscreen, because the next expansion of Blizzard's Hearthstone will be desert themed....
01:30 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2019
Engadget The best games for Xbox One
A series of missteps put Microsoft in second place before the Xbox One even came out. While it's likely to remain there until the next generation begins, there are a lot of people out there who h...
01:15 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2019
Engadget NASA is working on 12 projects ahead of 2024 moon mission
NASA has been putting the Artemis program together over the past months in hopes of returning to the moon by 2024. After picking the first three commercial moon landing service providers, NASA has now...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2019
Engadget NVIDIA's new RTX Super cards are a pre-emptive strike on AMD
With AMD's next generation of GPUs just days away, NVIDIA is making good on its drawn-out tease with a trio of new graphics cards: the RTX 2060 Super, RTX 2070 Super and the RTX 2080 Super. What ...
12:39 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2019
Engadget 'Apex Legends' adds ranked leagues that penalize players for leaving games
The second season of Apex Legends goes live today, and in addition to new characters, major map changes and improved weaponry, we'll also see the introduction of Ranked Leagues. In a blog post, t...
12:21 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2019
Engadget Bullet's captioned snippets make podcasts a lot more shareable
While becoming more and more popular, podcasts are far less share-friendly than videos because of their long-form and audio-only nature. An Adelaide-based company aims to change that with a new iOS ap...
11:55 am -04 - Tue, July 2, 2019
Engadget Microsoft is teasing Windows 1.0, and everyone is confused
Microsoft is up to something. Yesterday the Windows team dropped a sizzler video on Twitter, announcing the "all-new" Windows 1.0. It posted the same video over on its Instagram account, but...
11:23 am -04 - Tue, July 2, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Samsung chief pushed Galaxy Fold 'before it was ready'
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Good morning, there. As to be expected, a few after-the-fact reports on why Jony Ive is leaving Apple (with bonus Tim Cook response), an updated guide to the best ...
10:55 am -04 - Tue, July 2, 2019
Engadget LG is finally making its high-end G8S phone available globally
LG's unveiled what appeared to be a more affordable version of its G8 ThinQ flagship smartphone, the LG G8S ThinQ, back in February. Now, it is finally ready for release in Europe, Latin America,...
10:15 am -04 - Tue, July 2, 2019
Engadget Virginia updates its revenge porn law to include deepfakes
With AI tools making it increasingly easy to create fake explicit images, the problem of revenge porn is only getting worse. Now, the state of Virginia has expanded its law against harassment through ...
09:25 am -04 - Tue, July 2, 2019
Engadget 'Gremlins' is coming back as an animated series
Gremlins, the 1984 comedy horror film that famously spawned the PG-13 rating, is coming back. WarnerMedia has confirmed that it will produce an animated series called Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai. ...
08:31 am -04 - Tue, July 2, 2019
Engadget Microsoft's next big Windows 10 update is actually pretty small
We hope you liked the features added in the Windows 10 May 2019 update, because it may be a while before other noticeable upgrades happen. Microsoft committed to a biannual major release schedule for ...
07:03 am -04 - Tue, July 2, 2019
Engadget Watch NASA test the Orion module's launch abort system at 7AM
Before the Orion capsule takes astronauts to the moon, NASA first has to make sure that it can keep its passengers safe in case things don't go according to plan. In fact, the agency will put the...
07:03 am -04 - Tue, July 2, 2019
Engadget Watch NASA test the Orion module's launch abort system at 7AM ET
Before the Orion capsule takes astronauts to the moon, NASA first has to make sure that it can keep its passengers safe in case things don't go according to plan. In fact, the agency will put the...
05:08 am -04 - Tue, July 2, 2019
Engadget HBO's 'Hackerville' cybercrime series debuts in the US
HBO is releasing Hackerville, its German series about a talented Romanian teenage hacker, to American audiences. The show follows German cybercrime investigator Liza Metz (Anna Schumacher) who is sent...
03:44 am -04 - Tue, July 2, 2019
Engadget What's on TV this week: 'Stranger Things' season three
In the US, this week is interrupted by the July 4th holiday, and Netflix is celebrating by releasing season three of Stranger Things to take us on another trip back to the '80s. Even if you'...
02:23 am -04 - Tue, July 2, 2019
Engadget Russia's hypersonic weapon is reportedly running short on carbon fiber
Russia's plans to build a hypersonic weapon system that can travel at more than 20 times the speed of sound, and also evade US missile defenses, has predictably rattled the world. Last year, Russ...
01:00 am -04 - Tue, July 2, 2019
Engadget Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 10 on August 7th
The rumors were true -- Samsung has announced that it's holding its second Unpacked event of the year on August 7th at 4PM Eastern in Brooklyn's Barclays Center. The company hasn't said...
11:15 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2019
Engadget Google pushes for an official web crawler standard
One of the cornerstones of Google's business (and really, the web at large) is the robots.txt file that sites use to exclude some of their content from the search engine's web crawler, Googl...
10:39 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2019
Engadget Tesla's former head of production joins competitor Lucid Motors
Tesla Motors is suffering from some significant brain drain. On Monday, upstart electric vehicle manufacturer Lucid Motors announced that it is hiring Peter Hochholdinger, Tesla's former head of ...
09:54 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2019
Engadget Tim Cook: WSJ report on Jony Ive is 'absurd'
A lengthy Wall Street Journal article described design chief Jony Ive leaving Apple as a process that started long before it was announced last week, and specifically linked it to issues with CEO Tim ...
08:54 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2019
Engadget Samsung chief says he pushed Galaxy Fold 'before it was ready'
Samsung hasn't commented much on its decision to delay the Galaxy Fold and address design flaws, but it's opening up a little today. The company's electronics division CEO, DJ Koh, tol...
07:56 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2019
Engadget Uber makes it easier to find bikes and scooters in its app
As of today, when Uber customers in Atlanta and San Diego open their Uber app, they'll see Jump bikes and scooters, as well as Lime scooters, in the main map. According to TechCrunch, Uber plans ...
07:32 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2019
Engadget A virtual reality massage center will open in Los Angeles this week
Los Angeles residents will soon be able to float off into distant worlds while their aches are soothed in a virtual reality massage center, which opening this Friday, July 5th. At the outset, the Esqa...
06:58 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2019
Engadget PlayStation Vue is raising prices for all of its plans
Another year, another price hike for the PlayStation Vue TV-streaming service. On Monday, the company announced that it was raising the prices of all of its multi-channel plans by $5 per month. The ch...
06:58 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2019
Engadget PlayStation Vue is raising prices for all of its plans (updated)
Another year, another price hike for the PlayStation Vue TV-streaming service. On Monday, the company announced that it was raising the prices of all of its multi-channel plans by $5 per month. The ch...
06:43 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2019
Engadget NASA will livestream the total solar eclipse over South America tomorrow
It's been almost two years since the last total solar eclipse passed over the US, but there's a good chance you remember all of the hype. Now, a total solar eclipse is heading for parts of C...
06:17 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2019
Engadget MIT made an AI that can detect and create fake images
Creating digital renderings and editing images can take hours, but researchers from MIT and IBM want to change that. They've trained AI to generate photographic images from scratch and to intelli...
06:01 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2019
Engadget Netflix will be more picky with big budget projects
Netflix is known for taking bets on experimental shows and ambitious costume dramas set in far-flung locations. But the golden days of the company's cavalier spending on original content may be c...
06:01 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2019
Engadget Netflix will be pickier with big-budget projects
Netflix is known for taking bets on experimental shows and ambitious costume dramas set in far-flung locations. But the golden days of the company's cavalier spending on original content may be c...
05:45 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2019
Engadget What we're buying: 'Typeset in the Future'
This week, Senior Editor Kris Naudus takes a look at a book that will please both sci-fi nerds and design geeks. 'Typeset in the Future' explores the typography and design in science fiction...
05:29 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2019
Engadget Spotify ends direct music uploads for indie artists
Indie artists will no longer have the option to upload music directly to Spotify -- not that they'll necessarily mind. Spotify is shutting down the upload beta test after determining that its ef...
05:13 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2019
Engadget Sling TV's sports add-on just got more expensive for some users
Sling TV is once again raising prices, and you won't be thrilled if you're a sports enthusiast. New customers for the Sling Orange package now have to pay $10 per month for the Sports Extra...
05:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2019
Engadget LA and Minnesota are getting 'Call of Duty' esports teams
Activision Blizzard has revealed the next two teams for its upcoming Call of Duty esports League, bringing the total franchises announced so far to seven. The latest squads will represent Los Angeles ...
04:45 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2019
Engadget Current CO2 emissions will heat up the Earth by more than 1.5C
Even if we stop building power plants, factories, vehicles and home appliances immediately, we're on track to increase the global temperature by more than 1.5C -- the goal limit proposed by the P...
03:28 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2019
Engadget Apple offers free repairs for faulty 2018 MacBook Air logic boards
Some owners of Apple's current-generation MacBook Air might be due for a free but important fix. Reports from 9to5Mac, AppleInsider and MacRumors indicate that Apple has found a logic board prob...
03:02 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2019
Engadget 'Alan Wake' developer may bring the cult classic to more consoles
Alan Wake might make its way to PS4 or Switch (or even mobile) after developer Remedy Entertainment snagged back the publishing rights to the 2010 cult classic from Microsoft. It told investors it wou...
02:26 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2019
Engadget Five 'Star Trek' movies come to Amazon Prime on July 31st
There's more Star Trek available for streaming -- although it might not be on the service you were expecting to use. Amazon is adding five pre-Abrams Star Trek movies to Prime Video in the US on ...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2019
Engadget The best games for PS4
Sony's PlayStation 4 is fast approaching its sixth birthday, and that poses a problem. You see, game developers have seen fit to release a game for almost every day the console has been available...
01:30 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2019
Engadget Did Apple fix its Mac Pro problem?
Welcome to the latest episode of Upscaled, our explainer show where we look at the components and parts that make our favorite tech better. This week, we're talking about Apple's new Mac Pro...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2019
Engadget HTC Vive will help more companies jump into VR
Much like how Microsoft has positioned HoloLens as an enterprise-friendly tool for training, HTC Vive wants to help businesses take advantage of virtual reality. The company is launching a new unit to...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2019
Engadget Snapchat made a Bitomji tennis game to celebrate Wimbledon
It's no secret that Snapchat is a big fan of sport, and tennis is no exception. Last year it released a 3D Bitmoji Lens that let users "take on" tennis legend Serena Williams at Wimbled...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2019
Engadget Snapchat made a Bitmoji tennis game to celebrate Wimbledon
It's no secret that Snapchat is a big fan of sport, and tennis is no exception. Last year it released a 3D Bitmoji Lens that let users "take on" tennis legend Serena Williams at Wimbled...
12:29 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2019
Engadget OnePlus admits it sent bizarre notifications to OnePlus 7 Pro owners
Owners of OnePlus 7 Pro phones have randomly received several weird notifications, causing consternation and concerns about security....
12:16 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2019
Engadget Brave web browser is really fast at blocking ads
Google recently unveiled "Manifest V3," a new suite of proposed Chromium browser changes that would make it a lot harder to block ads. Now, the third-party browser Brave, which uses Chromiu...
11:45 am -04 - Mon, July 1, 2019
Engadget Samsung's Bixby Marketplace launches in the US and South Korea
Bixby may be the forgotten child of virtual assistants, but Samsung is still hoping it can break through and compete with the likes of Siri, Alexa and Cortana. The company has opened its Bixby Marketp...
11:03 am -04 - Mon, July 1, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: 'Stranger Things 3' and its low-fi tech
Hey, good morning!Welcome back! Stranger Things Season 3 is upon us, Amazon is upgrading its Fire TV service (alongside a sweet discount on its DVR box) and Huawei devices may make it back to the US....
10:15 am -04 - Mon, July 1, 2019
Engadget Jony Ive reportedly felt that Tim Cook wasnt interested in design
Jony Ive's departure was made official last week, but may have begun years ago because of Apple's shift in focus from design to operations, according to the WSJ and Bloomberg. Citing multipl...
09:25 am -04 - Mon, July 1, 2019
Engadget Netflix is set to adapt Neil Gaiman's 'Sandman' comics into a TV series
Neil Gaiman's epic mythology comic Sandman could finally make its screen debut. Netflix and Warner Bros. are close to signing a big-money deal to adapt the comic into a TV show, according to the ...
08:30 am -04 - Mon, July 1, 2019
Engadget Scientists capture 4D atomic movement in breakthrough experiment
Long-held theories about how materials melt, freeze and evaporate may need to be tweaked thanks to some breakthrough research. A UCLA-led team of scientists have captured the 4D movement of atoms thro...
07:00 am -04 - Mon, July 1, 2019
Engadget Amazons Fire TV Recast DVR box is $100 off today
If you've been considering a Fire TV Recast, now is the time to buy - the DVR is on sale for its lowest price ever. From today, the Recast is on sale for $129.99, a saving of $100....
03:15 am -04 - Mon, July 1, 2019
Engadget NASA's TESS spacecraft discovers its smallest exoplanet to date
NASA's TESS spacecraft is continuing to find ever-smaller planets -- and that now includes planets smaller than the human homeworld. The vessel has found a planet in the L 98-59 system, L 98-59b...
01:59 am -04 - Mon, July 1, 2019
Engadget Amazon gives Fire TV devices a section devoted to live television
Fire TV devices now have access to plenty of live television services, and Amazon wants to be sure you know what's playing regardless of what services you prefer. The internet giant is rolling o...
12:47 am -04 - Mon, July 1, 2019
Engadget UAE debuts the world's largest individual solar power project
The United Arab Emirates might still be associated with oil money, but it just set a record for reducing its dependence on oil. The Emirate Water and Electricity Company has started running Noor Abu ...
11:28 pm -04 - Sun, June 30, 2019
Engadget AMD denies improperly sharing CPU tech with China
AMD has been accused of feeding sensitive technology to China, and the company isn't having any of it. The chip designer has rejected Wall Street Journal claims that partnerships formed in early...
10:48 pm -04 - Sun, June 30, 2019
Engadget Facebook will fight misinformation linked to the 2020 US census
Facebook isn't just limiting its anti-interference efforts to elections. The social network has published a second updated on its civil rights audit, and with it news that the company plans to t...
10:02 pm -04 - Sun, June 30, 2019
Engadget Apple won't offer a Netflix-like quantity of TV shows
Apple has hinted that its TV+ service will focus more on a handful of top-tier shows than a Netflix-style deluge, but now that's considerably more explicit. Senior VP Eddy Cue told the Sunday Ti...
08:46 pm -04 - Sun, June 30, 2019
Engadget New electric cars in Europe have to make artificial noises
Don't be surprised if you hear more of a racket from electric cars in Europe. As of July 1st, new four-wheeled EV models in the European Union require a noise-emitting device (Acoustic Vehicle Al...
07:25 pm -04 - Sun, June 30, 2019
Engadget Android will have an equivalent to Apple's AirDrop file sharing
Ask iPhone users about the creature comforts they like and there's a good chance they'll mention AirDrop -- it's an easy way to share a photo with a nearby Apple device owner. Android ...
06:16 pm -04 - Sun, June 30, 2019
Engadget Germany and the Netherlands form a joint military network
Networking on the battlefield won't just be limited to communication between units for one country. Germany and the Netherlands have created a joint military network, TEN (Tactical Edge Networki...
05:00 pm -04 - Sun, June 30, 2019
Engadget The best sous vide machine and gear
By Tim Barribeau and Nick GuyThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affi...
03:30 pm -04 - Sun, June 30, 2019
Engadget After Math: Jony Bye-ve
This has was a big week for mobility, especially the employment kind. Jony Ive is leaving Apple to start his own design studio next year, Latinx drama One Day at a Time is making the switch from "...
11:28 am -04 - Sun, June 30, 2019
Engadget Test tube embryo transfer may give near-extinct rhinos a second chance
Lab-made embryos are one step closer to saving a virtually extinct species. Scientists have successfully transferred a test tube rhino embryo back into a female for the first time, implanting the cre...
07:01 am -04 - Sun, June 30, 2019
Engadget 'Stranger Things 3' pays respect to the power and perils of tech
Warning: While we've tried to avoid any spoilers in this story, the following article does refer to scenes and themes throughout the season.When members of the Stranger Things cast visited The To...
02:54 am -04 - Sun, June 30, 2019
Engadget Android Messages may get Snapchat-like AR effects
Apparently, Google has plans to turn the Android Messages app into a veritable Instagram and Snapchat rival. XDA Developers has discovered that the tech giant is testing augmented reality effects with...
01:20 am -04 - Sun, June 30, 2019
Engadget Countries back plan to create 'free flow' of data across borders
It might become easier to shuttle data across borders in the future. A total of 24 countries have signed a statement supporting the Osaka Track, a plan from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that wou...
12:01 am -04 - Sun, June 30, 2019
Engadget SpaceX is still in control of all but three of its internet satellites
How are SpaceX's Starlink internet satellites faring roughly a month after launch? Quite well, if you ask SpaceX. The company reported that it's in contact with 57 of the 60 initial broadb...