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11:54 pm -05 - Mon, December 30, 2019
Engadget Samsung may unveil a true 'zero bezel' TV at CES 2020
Samsung might soon make good on its promise of bezel-free TVs. The Elec sources say the company plans to introduce a zero bezel TV at CES 2020 in early January, with mass production starting in Febru...
09:57 pm -05 - Mon, December 30, 2019
Engadget 'Uncharted' movie loses yet another director
So much for the Uncharted movie gaining some semblance of stability. Deadline sources claim Bumblebee's Travis Knight has to give up the director's chair due to the timing needed to accommo...
07:20 pm -05 - Mon, December 30, 2019
Engadget SpaceX video shows a simulated Crew Dragon mission to the ISS
SpaceX knows firsthand that spaceflight tests don't always go as planned. Earlier this year, an explosion during one such tests destroyed its Crew Dragon capsule. But those working on the project...
06:31 pm -05 - Mon, December 30, 2019
Engadget Jabras Elite 85h headphones are almost 50 percent off at Amazon
If you didn't get a pair of noise-cancelling headphones over the holidays, Amazon is closing out the year by offering a steep discount on Jabra's Elite 85h. While they're typically pric...
05:41 pm -05 - Mon, December 30, 2019
Engadget 'The Witcher 3' is now more popular on Steam than it was at launch
You'd think that a single player game over four years old would be long past its prime, but don't tell that to CD Projekt Red. The studio's community lead Marcin Momot has revealed tha...
05:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 30, 2019
Engadget The 10-year challenge: Video game edition
The 10-year challenge swept social media in January, with people posting images of themselves from 2009 and 2019, usually accompanied by a cute remark about things being the same yet totally different...
03:30 pm -05 - Mon, December 30, 2019
Engadget The Pixel 3a was a turning point for affordable smartphones
When it comes to phones, there hasn't been a year like 2019 in a while. Between the introduction of the first foldables and the rollout of technologies like 5G, 2019 wasn't just another year...
02:58 pm -05 - Mon, December 30, 2019
Engadget EV maker Nio struggles to grow as Tesla delivers first China-made cars
Nio has been a darling of China's fledgling EV market for a few years, but it appears to be facing an uncertain future. The company has reported third quarter results that saw it sell 4,799 cars,...
02:02 pm -05 - Mon, December 30, 2019
Engadget WhatsApp ends support for Windows Phone and older versions of Android
WhatsApp runs on a huge range of operating systems, but even the ubiquitous messaging app doesn't think it's worth supporting Windows Phone any more. The company has announced it is ending s...
01:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 30, 2019
Engadget Polar's Vantage fitness watches now offer daily training guides
If you're planning to counter all those holiday dinners with rigorous exercise, Polar might have your back. It's updating its Vantage V and Vantage M watches with some particularly useful c...
01:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 30, 2019
Engadget Polar's Vantage fitness watches now offer daily training guides (updated)
If you're planning to counter all those holiday dinners with rigorous exercise, Polar might have your back. It's updating its Vantage V and Vantage M watches with some particularly useful co...
12:30 pm -05 - Mon, December 30, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Foldable phone hype flopped in 2019
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.We're almost done with 2019. The year included cheaper 4K TVs, tons of foldable phones and some very forgettable tweets. At least one of those areas could use...
11:31 am -05 - Mon, December 30, 2019
Engadget Wyze leaks personal data for 2.4 million security camera users
You buy a home monitoring camera to improve your security, but Wyze customers might have wound up achieving the opposite. The company, which makes $20 security cameras to pepper around your home, has ...
08:23 am -05 - Mon, December 30, 2019
Engadget Scientist who edited babies' genes sentenced to three years in prison
Last year, a Stanford-trained scientist stunned the world by revealing that he had created the first genetically-edited babies using the CRISPR/Cas9 tool. Now, He Jiankui and two of his associates hav...
04:11 am -05 - Mon, December 30, 2019
Engadget Mazda claims long-range EVs are worse for the planet than diesels
Wonder why Mazda's MX-30 only has a modest 35.5kWh battery when its competition frequently has more? According to the brand's European research director Christian Schultze, it's to hel...
02:02 am -05 - Mon, December 30, 2019
Engadget Uber clears a key hurdle to buying its Middle Eastern rival
Uber is now much closer to becoming a major force in the Middle East. Egyptian regulators have approved the ridesharing giant's $3.1 billion acquisition of Careem, giving it the most significant...
12:22 am -05 - Mon, December 30, 2019
Engadget Kia will release a production version of its Imagine EV in 2021
Kia's Imagine EV won't remain a concept for too much longer. European operations chief Emilio Herrera told Automotive News in an interview that a production version of the crossover should ...
11:05 pm -05 - Sun, December 29, 2019
Engadget China's alternative to GPS should be complete by mid-2020
China's competitor to GPS is nearly finished after years of work. Project lead Ren Chengqi has revealed that the Beidou Navigation Satellite System's core was completed earlier in December,...
09:49 pm -05 - Sun, December 29, 2019
Engadget Intel 10th-gen desktop chips may pack better multitasking across the board
Intel's 10th-generation Core desktop processors appear to be right around the corner, and the biggest improvements may come to those who don't splurge on the most expensive models. Leaks at...
08:31 pm -05 - Sun, December 29, 2019
Engadget Turkey's first fully homemade car is an electric crossover SUV
Turkey has long been partly dependent on foreign automakers, but it's about to claim independence in a big way. TOGG, a consortium of Turkish companies, has unveiled an electric crossover SUV as...
07:15 pm -05 - Sun, December 29, 2019
Engadget Snapchat's Bitmoji TV series will make your avatar the star
Snapchat's Bitmoji will soon have a role to play beyond the usual stickers, games and Stories. Snap has previewed a Bitmoji TV series for Discover that will feature the avatars of you and your f...
06:00 pm -05 - Sun, December 29, 2019
Engadget The best tripod for iPhones and other smartphones
By Erin Lodi and Signe BrewsterThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn af...
04:30 pm -05 - Sun, December 29, 2019
Engadget After Math: Driving into a new decade
For the last After Math of both the year and the decade, we're talking cars and trucks!...
03:30 pm -05 - Sun, December 29, 2019
Engadget The next wave of electric vehicles will appear in 2020
Electric vehicles have been helping Americans get around for more than a hundred years. At the start of the 20th century, a third of the vehicles on the road were battery powered. Ferdinand Porsche, f...
02:01 pm -05 - Sun, December 29, 2019
Engadget New York doctor sues Apple over irregular heartbeat detection
The heart monitoring technology inside the Apple Watch may be useful for scientific studies and even saving lives, but one doctor believes it's also straight-up theft. New York University cardio...
09:06 am -05 - Sun, December 29, 2019
Engadget Google Search now lets you add movies and shows to a 'Watchlist'
Your Google Search results may now be a lot more helpful when it comes to keeping track of all the shows and movies you're keeping an eye on. The tech giant has rolled out a new card for the mobi...
04:02 am -05 - Sun, December 29, 2019
Engadget Tesla's Cybertruck found its way into a Travis Scott music video
Tesla likes to brag about racking up sales without a lick of advertising, but it's apparently not averse to some product placement. Rapper Travis Scott has shared the video for "Gang Gang,&...
02:00 am -05 - Sun, December 29, 2019
Engadget Samsung's newest experiments include hands-free typing and a scalp scanner
It wouldn't be CES without Samsung unveiling projects from C-Lab, and the latest batch is once more trying to solve common problems through unusual methods. For some, the most practical may be S...
12:24 am -05 - Sun, December 29, 2019
Engadget Study says YouTube 'actively discourages' radicalism
Politicians and others complain that YouTube fosters extremism, but how caustic is it, really? Not all that much, according to researchers. Data scientist Mark Ledwich and UC Berkley researcher Anna...
11:02 pm -05 - Sat, December 28, 2019
Engadget LG's first indoor gardening appliance helps beginners grow vegetables
LG wants to hop on the vegetarian bandwagon, and it's venturing into unfamiliar territory to make that happen. The company will use CES 2020 to launch its first-ever indoor gardening appliance. T...
09:47 pm -05 - Sat, December 28, 2019
Engadget Christina Koch breaks record for longest spaceflight by a woman
NASA's Christine Koch just made history. As expected, the astronaut just broke the record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman as of December 28th, eclipsing Peggy Whitson's 288 da...
08:33 pm -05 - Sat, December 28, 2019
Engadget Sony lands patent for a new PlayStation controller design
A new PlayStation controller may be in the works at Sony HQ. The tech giant has secured a prototype for a new controller design on December 26th, according to Polygon, which found its documentation on...
07:14 pm -05 - Sat, December 28, 2019
Engadget Russia says its hypersonic missile is now in active service
Russia's vaunted hypersonic missile is now in service -- though to what degree isn't clear. The country's Ministry of Defense has announced that the Avangard system is in use with its ...
05:59 pm -05 - Sat, December 28, 2019
Engadget Google's budget Pixel 4a phone may pack a hole-punch camera
The Pixel 3a was as much a step forward for Google phones as it was a scaled-back budget phone, and that might true for its sequel. Well-known tipster OnLeaks and 91Mobiles have posted renders purpor...
04:30 pm -05 - Sat, December 28, 2019
Engadget Hitting the Books: How America's Space Race sought to renew our 'New South'
Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we've done the hard work for you by scouring the internet for the most interesting, thought pro...
03:00 pm -05 - Sat, December 28, 2019
Engadget 2019 wasn't the year of foldables we were promised
We weren't far into this year when the trend pieces arrived. "2019 is going to be the year of the bendy phone," one read. Another declared that "2019 is shaping up to be the year o...
02:25 pm -05 - Sat, December 28, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: 'The Mandalorian' is coming back next fall
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.The holiday rush is finally wrapping up and a new year right is around the corner. The only thing I can't figure out now? How, after playing Fallen Order, wat...
08:27 am -05 - Sat, December 28, 2019
Engadget Ford Mustang Mach-E timing details revealed
By Byron HurdThe Ford Mustang Mach-E electric crossover was one of the biggest hype magnets of the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, but with deliveries still a year away, would-be buyers have been waiting ...
02:36 am -05 - Sat, December 28, 2019
Engadget 2016 indie hit 'Hyper Light Drifter' is free in the Epic Games Store
The Epic Holiday Sale is still going, and today's daily free game is Hyper Light Drifter. The top-down action RPG was crowdfunded a few years ago before it was eventually released in 2016, and no...
10:38 pm -05 - Fri, December 27, 2019
Engadget AT&T's real 5G comes to NYC and five other cities
American 5G is in a poor state right now, but carriers are making at least some attempt to rectify that situation. AT&amp;T is following up on its mid-December launch of real 5G by adding coverag...
09:22 pm -05 - Fri, December 27, 2019
Engadget 'The Mandalorian' returns with season two in fall 2020
It's no secret that a second season of The Mandalorian is in the works, but when does it show up? Roughly a year from now, apparently. Series overseer Jon Favreau has confirmed that the follow-...
08:32 pm -05 - Fri, December 27, 2019
Engadget Amazon, Ring face lawsuit over alleged security camera hacks
Concerns over the security and privacy of Ring cameras are coming to a boil. Alabama resident John Orange has filed a class action lawsuit accusing Amazon and Ring of failing to do enough to secure t...
07:55 pm -05 - Fri, December 27, 2019
Engadget Sonos hikes prices on the Amp and Port as it moves production out of China
Sonos is moving production of its Sonos Amp and Sonos Port from China to Malaysia, and it will increase the price of both devices by $50. Sonos told The Verge that its decision to move production is l...
07:26 pm -05 - Fri, December 27, 2019
Engadget Spotify will 'pause' airing political ads in early 2020
Spotify, not Facebook, has become the latest tech company to rethink its approach to political ads. Starting early next year, the streaming giant will stop running political ads. Spotify told Ad Age i...
06:57 pm -05 - Fri, December 27, 2019
Engadget Save $30 on the Apple Pencil from Amazon and Best Buy
If you were lucky enough to get an iPad Pro this Christmas and want to use your new Apple tablet to its fullest, both Amazon and Best Buy have discounted the second-generation Apple Pencil by $30, mak...
06:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 27, 2019
Engadget Corinna Kopf is the latest top streamer to jump to Facebook Gaming
Facebook still isn't done snapping up big-name Twitch streamers. Corinna Kopf, who's also known for her YouTube presence, is switching to Facebook Gaming for livestreams. Her first stream o...
05:30 pm -05 - Fri, December 27, 2019
Engadget The best ultrawide monitors
By Thorin KlosowskiThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate comm...
05:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 27, 2019
Engadget The tech CEOs' year of reckoning
It wasn't so long ago that tech CEOs and their wares were changing the world. In fact, we heard that quite often: This or that "innovation" will make the planet a better place. Silicon ...
04:30 pm -05 - Fri, December 27, 2019
Engadget UK regulator opens probe into Amazon's Deliveroo stake
Amazon may be in hot water with the UK's Competition &amp; Markets Authority (CMA). Earlier this year, the watchdog expressed concerns that Amazon's acquisition of a minority stake in De...
04:14 pm -05 - Fri, December 27, 2019
Engadget Tesla will deliver its first Chinese-made Model 3 on December 30th
After weeks of waiting on approval from the Chinese government, Tesla will deliver the first Model 3 cars made at its Gigafactory 3 plant in Shanghai on December 30th. The 15 customers who are slated ...
04:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 27, 2019
Engadget YouTube's burnout generation
Jacques Slade is a 43-year-old father of two who lives an hour north of LA. He has worked in real estate, taught at a charter school and written music; he also spent nine years at Washington Mutual ba...
03:01 pm -05 - Fri, December 27, 2019
Engadget Volkswagen sets new EV production target of 1.5 million by 2025
Volkswagen is still struggling to repair its reputation following the Dieselgate scandal which began in 2015. In an attempt to rebuild confidence in its brand, it is going hard on electric vehicles an...
02:40 pm -05 - Fri, December 27, 2019
Engadget The FAA wants to track all drones flying in the US
The Federal Aviation Administration wants to implement new rules that would enable the remote identification and tracking of unmanned aerial vehicles or drones. Under its proposal -- available for vie...
02:15 pm -05 - Fri, December 27, 2019
Engadget HP Spectre x360 13-inch review: Stylish, powerful and flexible
HP has been treating its premium Spectre line like fine jewelry for several years now, with an emphasis on flashy designs and thinness. They've looked good, especially for HP laptops. But now wit...
02:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 27, 2019
Engadget Apple spent 2019 giving us most of what we wanted
There's a quote by Henry Ford that's often wheeled out by Apple kremlinologists who claim to know the company well. It's the infamous line that Ford never asked people what they wanted ...
01:01 pm -05 - Fri, December 27, 2019
Engadget Disney is coming to Teslas soon
Disney+ is coming to Tesla's theater mode, at least according to a tweet from CEO Elon Musk. In response to a question about bringing Disney's service to Tesla vehicles, Musk responded "...
12:30 pm -05 - Fri, December 27, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: The worst tech in 2019
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Was 2019 a good year for you? If you weren't in charge of getting the Galaxy Fold out the door, then maybe it was. Samsung's foldable phone needed a last...
12:01 pm -05 - Fri, December 27, 2019
Engadget Teslasuit has a VR glove to go with its full-body haptic suit
For a fully immersive VR experience, one piece of equipment which still hasn't become widely available is a haptic glove which can provide tactile feedback to let users 'feel' virtual e...
11:01 am -05 - Fri, December 27, 2019
Engadget New York Governor vetoes bill to legalize e-bikes and e-scooters
New York had been set to legalize electric bikes and scooters, which would have allowed sharing programs like Bird, Lime or Jump to come to markets including New York City. However, Governor Cuomo has...
09:42 am -05 - Fri, December 27, 2019
Engadget WSJ: Comcast might buy the free streaming app Xumo TV
If you're keeping track of the internet TV landscape there may be change incoming, as the Wall Street Journal reports Comcast -- which is preparing to launch the NBCU-powered Peacock streaming se...
07:35 am -05 - Fri, December 27, 2019
Engadget Messenger signups without a Facebook account are no longer possible
You'll no longer be able to sign up for Messenger if you don't have a Facebook account. Back in 2015, the social network started allowing potential users to sign up for its messaging app usi...
03:34 am -05 - Fri, December 27, 2019
Engadget LG's 2020 soundbars add 'AI Room calibration' to optimize their audio
CES is right around the corner, and that means we'll once again meet a slew of new home theater equipment. LG is unveiling its 2020 soundbar lineup right now, and a new headline feature for this ...
02:08 am -05 - Fri, December 27, 2019
Engadget Oppo's Reno 3 phones get 5G without sacrificing battery life
Oppo introduced the Reno 2 barely two months ago, but that isn't stopping it from releasing a third series before 2019 is over. The company has introduced the Reno 3 and Reno 3 Pro, both of whic...
11:06 pm -05 - Thu, December 26, 2019
Engadget VW's prototype charging robot can find your EV in the parking garage
Tesla isn't the only car maker with grand visions of EV charging robots. Volkswagen has created a prototype charging robot that would navigate to your car in the parking garage, saving you the t...
09:32 pm -05 - Thu, December 26, 2019
Engadget Samsung may name its next flagship the Galaxy S20 because 2020
When Samsung releases the successor to the Galaxy S10 next year, it may call the phone the Galaxy S20. The rumor comes from frequent Samsung tipster Ice Universe, who tweeted this week that the compan...
08:16 pm -05 - Thu, December 26, 2019
Engadget Stadia Pro's free January games are 'Rise of the Tomb Raider' and 'Thumper'
Google is bolstering Stadia Pro's 'free' game lineup once more, although you might not be quite so thrilled with the consequences. The game streaming service is adding both the adventu...
07:31 pm -05 - Thu, December 26, 2019
Engadget YouTube makes it easier for creators to address copyright claims
YouTube's copyright claims system can be a headache for creators. Content ID -- the platform's automated cross-checking system -- is often overzealous in demonetizing or removing videos. Plu...
06:36 pm -05 - Thu, December 26, 2019
Engadget BritBox finally adds classic 'Doctor Who' to its UK service
As a Boxing Day gift to the UK, the entire library of classic Doctor Who content is now available on BritBox. The streaming service now has 627 pieces of content -- a mix of episodes, spinoffs, docume...
05:24 pm -05 - Thu, December 26, 2019
Engadget Huawei denies receiving billions in financial aid from Chinese government
Huawei may not be as much of a self-made success story as founder Ren Zhengfei has consistently made the company out to be. According to The Wall Street Journal, the Chinese government has granted as ...
05:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 26, 2019
Engadget How Twitch started to lose its grip on video game streaming
For the longest time, Twitch was the undisputed champ of video game live streaming. The Amazon-owned platform has the highest number of 'broadcasters' and, more importantly, viewers watching...
04:34 pm -05 - Thu, December 26, 2019
Engadget Wikipedia wins its battle against censorship in Turkey
Two years ago, Turkey banned Wikipedia after the site refused to remove content tying the country to terrorist groups. That decision was reversed today in the nation's highest court, which called...
04:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 26, 2019
Engadget Is the MacBook Pro a better buy than the Air?
This year, Apple made some moves to simplify its laptop lineup, including an upgrade to the MacBook Pro which included an eighth-gen Intel quad-core processor, better speakers and a True Tone display....
03:30 pm -05 - Thu, December 26, 2019
Engadget The worst tech of 2019
2019 was full of hype. From excitement over foldable phones and laptops to plenty of noise about 5G, the year was packed with news about promising new technology that had the potential to monumentally...
02:02 pm -05 - Thu, December 26, 2019
Engadget Rivian shows off how its new EVs can tank turn
If you've ever wished that your car could turn on a dime, then the folks at Rivian have just given you a reason to buy one of their EVs. The company posted a video on Dec 25th, spotted by Electre...
12:30 pm -05 - Thu, December 26, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Revisiting the incredible 'Mr. Robot' finale
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.And we're back! Hopefully everyone is enjoying the holidays while we continue our year-in-review series of articles looking back at 2019 and forward at what&#...
09:28 am -05 - Thu, December 26, 2019
Engadget YouTube reportedly considered screening all YouTube Kids videos
YouTube paid the FTC a $170 million fine this year, which was pocket change for Google. However, the charge of violating the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act will remain a very costly sta...
07:02 am -05 - Thu, December 26, 2019
Engadget Russia claims it has successfully tested its own internet
Russia has ramped up the balkanization of its technology and infrastructure over the past few months. The government's "sovereign internet" law -- which allows content to be blocked in ...
02:09 am -05 - Thu, December 26, 2019
Engadget Mazda3 bug activates emergency brake system for no reason
Driver assists can help make our trips much safer, but integrating software decisions into the control of a vehicle could cause serious problems if the system glitches at the wrong time. According to ...
11:03 pm -05 - Wed, December 25, 2019
Engadget Pentagon tells military personnel to avoid commercial DNA tests
The Pentagon has recently circulated a memo advising military personnel not to do at-home DNA tests, according to Yahoo News. It reportedly warned military members that mail-in commercial DNA tests ar...
09:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 25, 2019
Engadget The best user reviews of 2019
Every week, we ask our readers to tell us their thoughts on a different product or device -- because no one knows better than the people who have purchased and used these things for weeks, months or e...
07:44 pm -05 - Wed, December 25, 2019
Engadget Sony can't build smartphone camera sensors fast enough
Sony is struggling to keep up with demand for its image sensors, according to a Bloomberg report. Although smartphone sales have largely plateaued in recent years, manufacturers appear intent on squee...
06:11 pm -05 - Wed, December 25, 2019
Engadget 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare' adds holiday-only snowball fights
The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare team is marking the holidays with decidedly kinder, more lighthearted gameplay. Infinity Ward and Activision have introduced a Snowfight mode that will only be availa...
05:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 25, 2019
Engadget To all the books we hit this year
Hitting the Books has been running for nearly two years now, so first off, thank you all so very much for continuing to read along. 2019 has seen some solid science and technology nonfiction titles. U...
04:15 pm -05 - Wed, December 25, 2019
Engadget Sega's Genesis Mini is just $45 today
Following years of shoddy third-party consoles, Sega took matters into its own hands and produced a replica console worthy of the Genesis name. The Genesis Mini has everything we look for in a miniatu...
03:30 pm -05 - Wed, December 25, 2019
Engadget Techno-thriller 'Mr. Robot' ends on a mind-melting high
(This article contains spoilers for 'Mr. Robot' season four)When Mr. Robot debuted in June 2015, it was the show's commitment to authentic hacking that attracted eyeballs. For so long, ...
02:36 pm -05 - Wed, December 25, 2019
Engadget The Fujifilm X100F is on sale at $900
We love Fujifilm's X100F, but it's definitely not for everyone. It's a fixed-lens APS-C camera best suited for street photography, blending the excellent 24.3-megapixel X-Trans sensor f...
01:30 pm -05 - Wed, December 25, 2019
Engadget The best of Engadget's Big Picture in 2019
I love doing The Big Picture series for Engadget, even though it can take a lot of hunting to find a striking photo with a tech angle. I believe in the idea that, by creating some emotion, dramatic im...
11:06 am -05 - Wed, December 25, 2019
Engadget Samsungs Galaxy Tab S6 with 5G is coming soon
A version of Samsung's Galaxy Tab S6 with 5G is likely to arrive in the coming months, according to the company's Korean website. SamMobile has found a reference to the device on a page on S...
09:31 am -05 - Wed, December 25, 2019
Engadget Personal computer CPU pioneer Chuck Peddle dies at 82
Chuck Peddle, one of the most important engineers of the early home computing era, has died from pancreatic cancer at the age of 82. He's best known as the lead designer for MOS Technology'...
07:02 am -05 - Wed, December 25, 2019
Engadget Tesla puts a music-making app in your EV
Never mind kicking back with some TV shows while you're waiting in your EV -- if Tesla has its way, you'll be creative during your downtime. YouTuber Oliver Ryan and others have discovered t...
02:09 am -05 - Wed, December 25, 2019
Engadget DJI patent imagines a drone that can't fly
DJI has quite a gamut of drones and gimbals, but most are either handheld or airborne. However, the company seems to have ground-based ambitions too, as a new Chinese patent seen by Weibo user "M...
11:06 pm -05 - Tue, December 24, 2019
Engadget 'Dead Cells' update lets you play old versions of the game
If you're the sort of person who thought Dead Cells was better as a beta, then you can now get access to every major iteration of the title through Steam. The Legacy Update will let you roll back...
09:04 pm -05 - Tue, December 24, 2019
Engadget 'Fallout 76' hackers wiped out players' inventories
If you play Fallout 76 you might want to avoid public servers for a while. According to multiple posts on the game's Reddit forums -- and confirmed by publisher Bethesda -- hackers have attacked ...
07:02 pm -05 - Tue, December 24, 2019
Engadget Apple's App Store holiday giveaway starts today
Whether you're a longtime user or you have a new iPhone waiting under the tree, the company is celebrating the holidays with some App Store stocking stuffers. According to 9to5Mac, App Store user...
06:09 pm -05 - Tue, December 24, 2019
Engadget Twitter flaw let a researcher match 17 million phone numbers with users
Yes, it's another Twitter security issue in the space of just a few days. Security researcher Ibrahim Balic told TechCrunch that Twitter's Android app had a flaw that allowed him to match 1...
06:09 pm -05 - Tue, December 24, 2019
Engadget Twitter flaw let a researcher match 17 million phone numbers with users (updated)
Yes, it's another Twitter security issue in the space of just a few days. Security researcher Ibrahim Balic told TechCrunch that Twitter's Android app had a flaw that allowed him to match 17...
05:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 24, 2019
Engadget Streaming won't get easier or cheaper
After years of declining cable subscriptions, the bundle is back. Smaller bundles at slightly lower prices, sure, but still bundles. While Netflix had some competition from Amazon and Hulu when it cam...
04:22 pm -05 - Tue, December 24, 2019
Engadget Apple will start enforcing its Mac app security policy in February
Apple warned that it would eventually want notarization for non-App Store software running on macOS Catalina, and now there's a firm deadline for that request. The tech firm has informed develope...
04:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 24, 2019
Engadget ByteDance may sell off TikTok stake to avoid US backlash
Chinese company ByteDance's TikTok app is popular with young people across the globe for posting fun videos. However, recently security concerns about the app have been raised in the US, with sen...
03:20 pm -05 - Tue, December 24, 2019
Engadget 2020 is VR's make-or-break year
In the nearly four years since the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive hit retail shelves, VR has gone from being the most exciting new computing medium around -- something that could be as transformational as t...
02:51 pm -05 - Tue, December 24, 2019
Engadget Uber founder Travis Kalanick is leaving the company's board
Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is taking another step back from the company he helped found. On Tuesday, Uber announced that Kalanick plans to resign from its board of directors on December 31st. Mov...
01:02 pm -05 - Tue, December 24, 2019
Engadget Samsung's next foldable phone could have a glass display
Samsung teased a new foldable phone concept back in October, and leaked images from earlier this month suggest the next Galaxy Fold may well come with the unique clamshell form the company had hinted ...
11:06 am -05 - Tue, December 24, 2019
Engadget YouTube mobile app now lets you search with your voice while casting
You can now search for videos with your voice on YouTube mobile even while you're casting to a bigger screen. The Google-owned platform has announced the feature, which works on both iOS and Andr...
08:50 am -05 - Tue, December 24, 2019
Engadget Proposed NYC law would require drone inspections for building complaints
Drones could soon be key to keeping New Yorkers safe from crumbling architecture. Members of the New York City Council have proposed legislation that would require drone inspections within 48 hours o...
06:56 am -05 - Tue, December 24, 2019
Engadget YouTube TV's Live Guide now shows week-long schedules on desktop
YouTube TV's Live Guide for the web is now much more useful for your holiday entertainment planning: It now shows seven days of programming schedules instead of only telling you what's curre...
04:29 am -05 - Tue, December 24, 2019
Engadget What's on TV this week: 'The Mandalorian' season finale
The holiday is throwing a wrench in this week's TV schedule, but no matter what, the highlight this week would be that other Star Wars finale. The Mandalorian is wrapping up its eight-episode run...
03:02 am -05 - Tue, December 24, 2019
Engadget Ford's next Focus RS may be a powerful hybrid
Ford's electrification plans might include an eco-friendly version of a hot hatchback. Car sources claim the 2021 Focus RS will be a hybrid with a beefy 400BHP gas engine driving the front wheel...
12:57 am -05 - Tue, December 24, 2019
Engadget Congress worries sale of .org could harm non-profits
Control over the .org internet domain is close to changing hands, and American politicians aren't happy. Senators Richard Blumenthal, Elizabeth Warren and Ron Wyden have joined Rep. Anna Eshoo i...
12:00 am -05 - Tue, December 24, 2019
Engadget Pokmon games are available to play on Facebook
You don't have to fire up a Nintendo console or launch a phone app to play Pok&eacute;mon video games from now on. The Pok&eacute;mon Company has released its first two Facebook Gaming ti...
11:44 pm -05 - Mon, December 23, 2019
Engadget GameStop's $250 1TB Xbox One X deal is as cheap as 4K gaming gets
Looking for a console upgrade before the Xbox Series X hits shelves? You may have some time left to get a 1TB Xbox One X for as cheap as a price as we've seen. GameStop is offering last year'...
11:18 pm -05 - Mon, December 23, 2019
Engadget Judge strikes down NYC law limiting Uber and Lyft driver cruising time
Uber and Lyft have won a major legal battle in one of their most important US markets. On Monday, a state judge ruled that a New York City law designed to control how much time ride-hailing drivers ca...
10:11 pm -05 - Mon, December 23, 2019
Engadget Tesla's Holiday Update improves Camp Mode and driving visualization
Today, Tesla began pushing its "holiday update" to its vehicle fleet. The changes include one present for EV owners who appreciate the great outdoors (though not enough to sleep on the groun...
08:41 pm -05 - Mon, December 23, 2019
Engadget Twitter blocks animated PNGs after trolls used them to trigger seizures
Twitter will no longer animate PNG files after trolls hijacked the Epilepsy Foundation's handle and hashtags last month to send potentially seizure-inducing images to epileptic and photo-sensitiv...
08:41 pm -05 - Mon, December 23, 2019
Engadget Twitter blocks animated PNGs to keep trolls from using them to trigger seizures (updated)
Twitter will no longer animate PNG files after trolls hijacked the Epilepsy Foundation's handle and hashtags last month to send potentially seizure-inducing images to epileptic and photo-sensitiv...
07:43 pm -05 - Mon, December 23, 2019
Engadget Believe it or not, the Wii U is getting a 'new' game
Nintendo's long-dead Wii U is getting a "new" game this Wednesday. If you're so inclined, you'll be able to dust off the system, power it on and download Drop It: Block Paradi...
07:11 pm -05 - Mon, December 23, 2019
Engadget Apple Arcade standout Assemble With Care is coming to PC next year
Assemble With Care, one of our favorite Apple Arcade games, is making its way to PC. Developer UsTwo (Monument Valley) says it'll be available on Steam sometime in the first quarter of 2020....
06:42 pm -05 - Mon, December 23, 2019
Engadget 'Stranger Things' pinball machine melds two forms of '80s nostalgia
If watching Stranger Things has inspired you to look for '80s-era gaming, your search might be over. Stern Pinball has introduced a Stranger Things pinball table that, like the Netflix show, ble...
05:52 pm -05 - Mon, December 23, 2019
Engadget Sling TV raises its prices but adds a few more channels
Sling TV is a worthy choice for viewers who want live TV -- the service offers plenty of channels, doesn't lock customers into long-term contracts and is one of the cheapest options out there. Bu...
05:32 pm -05 - Mon, December 23, 2019
Engadget Verizon met its 2019 5G coverage goals, but only just
Verizon (Engadget's parent company) has been rushing to make its 5G coverage goals for 2019, and it just completed them at the last minute. The carrier has trotted out 5G service in Cleveland, C...
05:01 pm -05 - Mon, December 23, 2019
Engadget Welcome to Engadget's 2019 year in review
With 2020 fast approaching, it's time for our editors to look back on the year in tech. The first three articles of our year in review went live this morning, covering Spotify's big podcast ...
05:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 23, 2019
Engadget Our favorite games of 2019
The end of 2019 is nigh, which means it's time for us to take stock of this year's crop of games. And it's been quite a year -- not quite the heights of 2017, to be sure, but still more...
04:15 pm -05 - Mon, December 23, 2019
Engadget Spotifys podcast power play
By February, 2019 was already a huge year for Spotify. As part of its earnings announcement, the company revealed that it had finally made a profit -- a benchmark that seemed somewhat unattainable giv...
03:30 pm -05 - Mon, December 23, 2019
Engadget The best gadgets of 2019
It's the end of the year, and everyone from Santa to Time is making lists. Engadget is no different. Each year, we take stock of the hits and misses from the past twelve months to inform us as we...
03:03 pm -05 - Mon, December 23, 2019
Engadget Samsung could unveil a Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite very soon
All signs point to Samsung launching two cheaper flagship phones, the Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite, in the not too distant future. Both devices have been rumored for months and could, according to...
02:29 pm -05 - Mon, December 23, 2019
Engadget Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg out as 737 Max fallout continues
Following the months-long fallout from the two fatal 737 Max crashes that killed 346 people, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg is stepping down from his position as the top executive at the aerospace manuf...
02:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 23, 2019
Engadget What we're listening to: Brass Against and 'Gastropod'
In the latest installment of our audio IRL, contributing writer Kris Holt introduces us to a brass band that's covering some big hits with their own spin. Database editor Ian Levenstein explains ...
01:08 pm -05 - Mon, December 23, 2019
Engadget Proposed CO2 capture system could reduce truck emissions by 90 percent
A significant chunk of carbon dioxide emissions come from the transportation sector, and within Europe nearly 40 percent of transport emissions come from trucks. Now, researchers at the Swiss Federal ...
12:30 pm -05 - Mon, December 23, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: 'Cats' gets a digital effects update
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Ready for a winter break? After today, the newsletter will return on Friday morning while we recharge a bit. I'll be spending some time with the family, binge...
07:34 am -05 - Mon, December 23, 2019
Engadget Pixel 4 gets improved Face Unlock and other surprise updates
Earlier this month, Google announced that instead of regular Android updates, Pixel 4 devices would get a "Pixel Feature Drop" to show off splashy new features. That update has now arrived, ...
03:35 am -05 - Mon, December 23, 2019
Engadget Richie Hawtin wants you to explore his DJ sets through a mobile app
Have you ever wanted to know exactly what DJs are doing during sets besides cuing the next track? You now have a good opportunity to find out. Minimal techno pioneer Richie Hawtin (aka Plastikman, F...
01:32 am -05 - Mon, December 23, 2019
Engadget Three people sentenced for running $100 million malware crime network
The takedown of a massive malware crime network is now leading to consequences for some of its alleged participants. The US and the country of Georgia have sentenced three people for their roles in u...
12:07 am -05 - Mon, December 23, 2019
Engadget China internet rules call for algorithms that recommend 'positive' content
China is once more tightening its grip on internet content, and this time algorithms are in the spotlight. The Cyberspace Administration of China has published upcoming rules that dictate how interne...
10:50 pm -05 - Sun, December 22, 2019
Engadget Messaging app ToTok is reportedly a spying tool for the UAE
It's no secret that some messaging apps are favored by authoritarians, but one app may be explicitly designed with spying in mind. Unnamed US officials speaking to the New York Times say that th...
09:34 pm -05 - Sun, December 22, 2019
Engadget San Francisco loosens facial recognition ban to allow newer iPhones
San Francisco is learning first-hand about the risks of blanket bans on facial recognition. City supervisors have voted to amend a ban on facial recognition in local government to allow the use of Fa...
08:16 pm -05 - Sun, December 22, 2019
Engadget 'Cats' is getting new special effects while it's still in theaters
You've seen movies receive visual touch-ups in special edition re-releases, but Universal is trying something new: it's updating a movie while it's still in the middle of its initial th...
07:00 pm -05 - Sun, December 22, 2019
Engadget What's the best vacuum for pet hair?
By Tim HeffernanThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commiss...
05:28 pm -05 - Sun, December 22, 2019
Engadget Boeing Starliner is the first US-made crew capsule to land on the ground
The inaugural Starliner test flight didn't go according to plan, but it still made a little bit of history. Boeing's spacecraft landed safely at New Mexico's White Sands Missile Range ...
04:30 pm -05 - Sun, December 22, 2019
Engadget After Math: That's not how this is supposed to work
Like burritos stuffed with french fries or labradoodles, the last few days have been just entirely too much. Politics aside, we were treated to Uber setting up a litigious warchest, Chipotle reinventi...
10:58 am -05 - Sun, December 22, 2019
Engadget Online bulletin board inventor Randy Suess dies at 74
It's a sad week if you've ever posted on a social network or an internet forum. Randy Suess, the creator of the software for first online public bulletin board, died on December 10th at the...
04:20 am -05 - Sun, December 22, 2019
Engadget NBC's Peacock streaming service might include live video
NBC might rely on more than a mix of free and paid tiers to reel you into watching its Peacock service. CNBC sources say the plan is to launch the app or website by immediately playing video, includi...
02:12 am -05 - Sun, December 22, 2019
Engadget Valiant's superheroes will get multi-platform video games
Valiant wants some of that money you're setting aside for superhero stuff. In addition to making a Bloodshot movie with Vin Diesel, the company has also teamed up with indie developer Blowfish St...
12:54 am -05 - Sun, December 22, 2019
Engadget FBI program helps companies fool hackers with 'decoy data'
The FBI thinks it has a way for companies to limit the damage from data breaches: lure thieves into taking the wrong data. Ars Technica has learned of an FBI program, IDLE (Illicit Data Loss Exploita...
11:36 pm -05 - Sat, December 21, 2019
Engadget Watch Boeing's Starliner attempt a landing starting at 6:45AM ET
Boeing's Starliner fell short of the main goal for its inaugural test flight, but the company and NASA are hoping to end the mission on a better note. They've committed to a landing attempt...
10:05 pm -05 - Sat, December 21, 2019
Engadget Chrome beta helps you find offline-friendly files in web apps
Sophisticated web apps can make videos and other files available offline, but finding that media is tricky if the website doesn't give you an easy way to find it. Soon, though, that search might...
08:50 pm -05 - Sat, December 21, 2019
Engadget Navy bans TikTok from government-issued phones
Don't expect to post often on TikTok if you're serving in the US Navy. The military branch has banned use of the social video app on any government-issued mobile devices. ByteDance's ...
07:34 pm -05 - Sat, December 21, 2019
Engadget 'Halo: Combat Evolved' remaster for PC enters public testing in January
Now that Halo: Reach has kicked off the launch of Master Chief Collection for PC, what's next? A return to basics, apparently. The team at 343 Industries now expects to start public testing for t...
06:18 pm -05 - Sat, December 21, 2019
Engadget Tesla code hints Model 3 might get 100kWh battery and Ludicrous Mode
Tesla's Model 3 might get features normally reserved for its larger, more expensive siblings. Code sleuth Green has discovered references in Tesla's software to a number of potential improv...
05:00 pm -05 - Sat, December 21, 2019
Engadget Hitting the Books: What it'd be like to live in a city owned by Twitter
Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we've done the hard work for you by scouring the internet for the most interesting, thought pro...
03:00 pm -05 - Sat, December 21, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Motorola delayed the new RAZR
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to your weekend! I'm probably the only one with any holiday shopping left to do, so there's no way this gift guide is still useful for anyone els...
02:30 pm -05 - Sat, December 21, 2019
Engadget Engadget Podcast: The tech that made 2019
This week, Devindra and Cherlynn tackle the best and worst tech of 2019. Among the winners: Wireless earbuds and premium ultraportables. As for the losers well.... There's a lot to cover. If anyt...
02:00 pm -05 - Sat, December 21, 2019
Engadget Ask Engadget: What apps can help with my New Year's resolutions?
This week's question asks about apps that can help break bad habits and keep New Years resolutions going. Weigh in with your advice in the comments -- and feel free to send your own questions alo...
09:41 am -05 - Sat, December 21, 2019
Engadget Walmart's Amazon attack plan could put 5G antennas, servers in stores
Now that Walmart and others are chasing Amazon's convenience with shipping that's nearly instantaneous, deep discounts for third parties and convenient in-store pickup of online orders, what...
03:55 am -05 - Sat, December 21, 2019
Engadget Trump admin blocks expanded rules against inefficient lightbulbs
On Friday the Department of Energy announced it will not allow amended standards for incandescent lamps to go into effect. Following the passage of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 the...
03:22 am -05 - Sat, December 21, 2019
Engadget Chrome users can control media from a centralized toolbar button
One of the more frustrating aspects of modern web browsing is that it's easy to forget which tabs have videos or songs playing. This makes it difficult to pause your media quickly when you have t...
02:03 am -05 - Sat, December 21, 2019
Engadget Flickr owner: We need more paying subscribers to keep this going
It looks like Flickr needs more paying members to continue existing. Don MacAskill, the CEO of SmugMug, which purchased the photo repository from Verizon-owned Yahoo last year, is asking users for hel...
12:25 am -05 - Sat, December 21, 2019
Engadget Stanford upgrades its driverless DeLorean for better drifting
There are few experiences more pure in this life than getting a borrowed car sideways in your local Nordstrom's parking lot. Now, digital denizens are afforded the same benefit as humans thanks t...
10:57 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2019
Engadget YouTubers have raised $20 million to plant 20 million trees
A few months ago, some of the top YouTubers like Jimmy "MrBeast" Donaldson and former NASA engineer Mark Rober launched the TeamTrees campaign. The initiative aimed to raise $20 million doll...
10:10 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2019
Engadget Facebook bans hundreds of misleading accounts that targeted US users
Facebook has removed a network of foriegn actors that was spreading misinformation aimed at US users. The operation posted content related to current affairs in the US, with much of it in support of P...
09:52 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2019
Engadget CDC: Vitamin E acetate is 'closely associated with vaping lung injuries
For months, the CDC has warned people against vaping until it could determine the cause of a mysterious vaping-related lung injury. Now, the CDC confirms speculation that vitamin E acetate is "cl...
09:23 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2019
Engadget EVgo is adding Tesla connectors to its fast charging stations
Tesla owners might soon find it easier to use fast charging stations outwith the Supercharger network. EvGo is adding Tesla connectors to its stations....
09:03 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2019
Engadget Twitter shares data for 5,929 accounts that spread Saudi Arabian propaganda
Twitter isn't exactly fond of Saudi Arabia's alleged attempts to manipulate its platform, and that became particularly clear today. The social media company has shared details of 5,929 now-b...
08:42 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2019
Engadget Motorola's foldable Razr delayed due to high demand
We hope you weren't too excited about pre-ordering the revamped, foldable Motorola Razr on December 26th. The company announced today that it's slightly delaying the phone's pre-order a...
08:15 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2019
Engadget Lucid Motors doesnt want to be a Tesla Killer
Lucid's CEO Peter Rawlinson is tired of hearing the term "Tesla killer." Yes, the Lucid Air will be an electric sedan with a proposed range of 400 miles, but Rawlinson is aiming at the ...
07:48 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2019
Engadget Redbox is selling off its video games at major discounts
Following the news that it's exiting the game rental business, Redbox has put its entire stock of PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch games on sale. While supplies last, you can a lot of ...
07:33 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2019
Engadget France fines Google $167 million over unpredictable advertising rules
After a four-year investigation, France's competition watchdog is fining Google &euro;150 million ($167 million) for opaque and unpredictable advertising rules, Reuters reports. The investiga...
07:07 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2019
Engadget GoPro's first Hero 8 Black 'mod' is a light for vloggers
When GoPro unveiled the Hero 8 Black, the company also teased some "mod" accessories for the camera. GoPro has dabbled with this idea before -- you may remember the "backpack" mods...
07:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2019
Engadget How to prepare a high-tech holiday feast
I'm pretty handy around the kitchen if I do say so myself. You need something seared, roasted, grilled, braised, boiled, bronzed or blanched, I'm your guy. But through most of the year my cu...
06:47 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2019
Engadget Federal study shows face recognition accuracy varies by gender and race
Researchers have studied the potential for bias in facial recognition algorithms before, but now it's the US government's turn to weigh in. The National Institute of Standards and Technology...
06:21 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2019
Engadget Hyundai will show off a flying car concept at CES
It wouldn't be CES without companies showing off wildly ambitious tech, and Hyundai plans to accommodate. On January 6th, the South Korean automaker will introduce the public to its first Persona...
05:52 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2019
Engadget Google Stadia achievements are live on the web, but not in the app
Google is slowly but surely expanding Stadia's feature set. The Stream Connect split-screen mode emerged with the release of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint on the service this week, and...
05:36 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2019
Engadget Twitter fixes an Android bug that could have allowed hackers to hijack accounts
Twitter has updated its Android app to fix a security vulnerability that could have allowed someone to see nonpublic information about your account, as well as take control of it to send tweets and di...
05:18 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2019
Engadget VW teases a smaller, more affordable EV in a holiday card
Once again, Volkswagen is using a Christmas card to tease a new vehicle. The automaker sent the card, which appears to show a smaller entry-level ID, to journalists this week, Autocar reports. The ske...
05:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2019
Engadget The best fast chargers for every device
By Nick GuyThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. ...
04:28 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2019
Engadget Verizon 5G goes live in parts of Miami and five other cities
If it wasn't already clear that Verizon (Engadget's parent company) is in a rush to meet its 5G coverage goals, it is now. The carrier has switched on 5G in parts of six cities, including M...
03:30 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2019
Engadget The best games on Apple Arcade
Apple Arcade surprised us. It had an entertaining launch lineup and followed it up with many tempting new additions to the all-you-can-play service. Apple may be more selective with their Arcade entra...
03:04 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2019
Engadget Boeings Starliner will not reach the ISS in its first test flight
Early this morning, Boeing launched the Starliner capsule for its first uncrewed test flight. Unfortunately, things did go as planned. While the Starliner made it into orbit, it did not achieve the co...
03:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2019
Engadget Audio-Technica's ATH-CKS5TW earbuds offer stellar battery life at a decent price
Now that companies are on at least their second or third generation of true wireless earbuds, many of them are worth recommendations. A lot of these new models address earlier issues like poor battery...
03:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2019
Engadget Audio-Technica ATH-CKS5TW review: Long battery life at a decent price
Now that companies are on at least their second or third generation of true wireless earbuds, many of them are worth recommendations. A lot of these new models address earlier issues like poor battery...
02:48 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2019
Engadget Apple is reportedly working on using satellites to send data to its devices
It's something of a long shot, but the iPhone could one day connect to its own satellite network. According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, Apple has a "secret team" working on new sat...
02:01 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2019
Engadget Google Lens now lets you virtually dye your hair
Coloring your hair is a fun way to change your look -- but you never quite know how the end result will turn out before you pull the trigger. Until now, that is, as L'Or&eacute;al has partner...
01:31 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2019
Engadget Apple's expanded bug bounty program opens to everyone
Apple's bug bounty program is now open to all security researchers, and it now also covers macOS, tvOS, watchOS and iCloud. The tech giant's bug bounty used to be invite-only and exclusively...
01:05 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2019
Engadget PlayStation Store's Holiday Sale includes 'Modern Warfare' and 'Death Stranding'
It's winter holiday time, and you know what that means -- big sales on video games. If you've been waiting to pick up some titles, you'll have plenty of options between the Steam Winter...
01:05 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2019
Engadget PlayStation Store's holiday sale includes 'Modern Warfare,' 'Death Stranding'
It's winter holiday time, and you know what that means: big sales on video games. If you've been waiting to pick up some titles, you'll have plenty of options between the Steam winter s...
12:22 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Samsung's clamshell folding phone
If I was going to start my own tech site or media vertical, with no intention of turning a profit or even being all that knowledgeable, I'd do food gadgets. I won't shut up about the Instant...
11:55 am -05 - Fri, December 20, 2019
Engadget Epic Games Store celebrates the holidays with 12 free games
Fancy a few extra games to play over the holiday season? Start logging into the Epic Games Store. The deep-pocketed Fortnite developer is celebrating the festive season with 12 free games between Dece...
11:05 am -05 - Fri, December 20, 2019
Engadget Google Play Movies now lets you search Netflix and Disney content
With so many streaming services available, finding which platform has the content you want to watch can be a pain. Google has addressed this issue by allowing users to search dozens of streaming servi...
10:10 am -05 - Fri, December 20, 2019
Engadget Nawa's stylish e-motorbike uses an ultracapacitor to drastically boost range
A company called Nawa has unveiled an electric motorcycle with a racy hubless rear wheel and a lot more range than most other e-bikes. However, the one-off "Racer" prototype is actually des...
09:02 am -05 - Fri, December 20, 2019
Engadget Steam's Winter Sale includes award-winning games 'Sekiro' and 'Disco Elysium'
Steam is, once again, poised to make a dent on your holiday budget. Valve's gaming platform has launched its Winter Sale for the year, and it includes some of the most popular titles for 2019. Se...
07:22 am -05 - Fri, December 20, 2019
Engadget Watch Boeing's Starliner test launch at 6:36AM ET
Last year around this time we talked about all of the delays going into the new space race between SpaceX and Boeing, who are competing to build a new spaceflight system that NASA can use to take astr...
04:34 am -05 - Fri, December 20, 2019
Engadget Musk: Holiday Tesla update adds 'Stardew Valley,' self-driving preview
It's been a few months since Tesla's 10.0 update brought Cuphead, Netflix and YouTube to some of its in-car systems, and it appears more options are around the corner. Elon Musk tweeted toni...
03:40 am -05 - Fri, December 20, 2019
Engadget Honda's new steering wheel is built for cars that can drive themselves
Honda plans to showcase a bunch of concepts and prototypes at CES 2020 next month, including an augmented driving concept that brings back memories of Hasbro's wheel-like Bop It toy. See, the tec...
02:43 am -05 - Fri, December 20, 2019
Engadget FDA issues its first approval for an Ebola vaccine
A month ago the European Union issued marketing authorization for a vaccine to prevent the Ebola virus in adults, and now the FDA has approved it. While noting that Ebola cases in the US have been ver...
01:01 am -05 - Fri, December 20, 2019
Engadget Panic's quirky Playdate handheld will be available for developers soon
Several months ago, Panic unveiled the Playdate, a tiny gaming handheld with a crank that is perhaps the most adorable gadget we've seen this year. As cute it is, however, it's not quite rea...
11:55 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2019
Engadget Malware at Wawa stores has been stealing credit card info since March
Readers on the East Coast ,are getting some bad news after yet another retailer has uncovered malware in its systems stealing card numbers. The victim this time is Wawa, with its line of convenience s...
10:43 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2019
Engadget Over 267 million Facebook users reportedly had data exposed online
More than 267 million Facebook users allegedly had their user IDs, phone numbers and names exposed online, according to a report from Comparitech and security researcher Bob Diachenko. That info was f...
09:51 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2019
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Save $50 on Jabra Elite Active 65t earbuds
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...
09:22 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2019
Engadget Honda will show off its in-car AI assistant at CES
At CES 2020, Honda says it will finally show off its long-promised in-car personal assistant. The automaker has been working on its own digital helper since 2018 when it announced a partnership with S...
08:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2019
Engadget Congress approves the TRACED Act to fight robocalls
Today, Senate approved the TRACED Act, or Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement Act. The legislation could give the government new powers to prosecute robocallers, The Washington Post says. It...
07:45 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2019
Engadget A beginner's guide to smart sous vide
Cooking via sous vide has been the province of professional kitchens for decades, and for good reason: a temperature-controlled water bath ensures perfectly cooked food. Instead of worrying about whet...
07:25 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2019
Engadget Congress is raising the minimum smoking and vaping age to 21
Congress just raised the legal age to smoke or vape to 21, BuzzFeed News reports. The law will go into effect sometime next year, and it will cover all nicotine products....
07:01 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2019
Engadget Facebook Watch could soon play music videos
Facebook may soon bring music videos to Watch. The company is reportedly negotiating new licensing deals with Universal Music Group, Sony Music and Warner Music Group. According to Bloomberg, it'...
06:17 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2019
Engadget German court bans Ubers ride-hailing service
Uber has suffered another major setback in Europe. According to Reuters, a court in Germany ruled on Thursday that the company doesn't have the necessary license to operate a business that employ...
06:08 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2019
Engadget Google buys Typhoon Studios to beef up Stadia's game library
Google is quickly bolstering its in-house work on Stadia games. The internet giant has acquired Typhoon Studios, an indie created by industry veterans (including from Batman: Arkham City and Far Cry ...
05:58 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2019
Engadget Facebook is working on its own operating system
In an attempt to free itself from other tech giants like Google, Facebook is developing its own operating system (OS), The Information reports. In the future, Facebook's hardware products, like O...
05:22 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2019
Engadget This Apple Watch charger plugs directly into your iPad or MacBook
It's not very fun to lug the Apple Watch's included (and fairly lengthy) charger around with you, especially if you don't have any spare USB-A ports or wall outlets. From now on, though...
05:06 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2019
Engadget US wireless emergency alerts are now more locally targeted
As promised, Wireless Emergency Alerts should now be more sophisticated -- and importantly, more relevant. The FCC has announced that a slew of improvements are now in place for alerts, including sig...
04:45 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2019
Engadget Facebook bans misinformation related to the 2020 US census
Facebook and Instagram have banned misinformation related to the 2020 census. They won't allow posts or ads with false information about when, where and how people should participate in the censu...
04:24 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2019
Engadget Meal replacement startup Huel brings its 200-calorie snack bars to the US
If you find yourself constantly without time to prepare food, there's a new "healthy" option when it comes to nutritional snacks. Huel, the British-equivalent of Soylent, is launching i...
04:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2019
Engadget Tell us how Sonys novel Xperia 1 phone works for you
Senior editor Chris Velazco's first experience with the Sony Xperia 1 was a mixed bag -- while the handset featured a gorgeous 4K HDR OLED screen and a speedy Snapdragon 855 chipset, its 3,300mAh...
03:30 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2019
Engadget TiVo announces plans to merge with entertainment tech firm Xperi
TiVo is scrapping plans to split its product and licensing divisions. Instead, it's merging with the entertainment tech firm Xperi. The new, $3 billion company will take on the Xperi name, but it...
03:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 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...
02:40 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2019
Engadget Chipotle is redesigning its restaurants to better serve mobile orders
No one wants to wait in line for their Chipotle order, and honestly, most people don't want to talk to anyone either. For those reasons, Chipotle's "digital business" -- orders pla...
02:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2019
Engadget Orba is a tiny, fun and surprisingly expressive instrument
I am simultaneously deeply fascinated by and deeply skeptical of strange niche instruments. As fun as a classic Stylophone is, for instance, it's pretty tricky to make decent-sounding music with....
01:39 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2019
Engadget Battle royale brawler 'Darwin Project' gets full release in January
Scavenger Studio's Darwin Project made waves at Microsoft's E3 conference all the way back in 2017. It's been sat in Xbox Game Preview ever since, and despite going free to play in 2018...
01:18 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2019
Engadget Uber sets up $4.4 million fund to settle federal sexual harassment probe
Uber will set up a $4.4 million fund for current and former employees who were sexually harassed at the company. The move is one of the terms the ride-hailing giant has agreed to in order to resolve a...
01:02 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2019
Engadget BMW now has 500,000 EVs on the road
The number of electric vehicles on the road is growing exponentially. While it might have previously taken BMW three years to shift 100,000 models, the carmaker has now announced it's since sold ...
12:48 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: 'The Rise of Skywalker' reviews are in
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.The final chapter of the third Star Wars trilogy is out, and Devindra has thoughts on it. Mat (me) also has feels about avoiding The Rise of Skywalker spoilers acr...
12:48 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: The 'Rise of Skywalker' reviews are in
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.The final chapter of the third Star Wars trilogy is out, and Devindra has thoughts on it. Mat (me) also has feels about avoiding The Rise of Skywalker spoilers acr...
12:30 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2019
Engadget Vehicle recognition tech will be used to find cars involved in Amber Alerts
Amber Alerts play a vital role in child safety within the US. Launched in 1996 in honor of 9-year-old Amber Hagerman, who was snatched and murdered in Texas, the alerts send out emergency messages to ...
11:55 am -05 - Thu, December 19, 2019
Engadget Facebook's first ever Super Bowl ad will focus on Groups
Facebook has tried to overcome a year of PR disasters with some high-profile ads for their services featuring celebrities, such as Portal ads starring Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez. Now, the Wall ...
11:10 am -05 - Thu, December 19, 2019
Engadget Mario Kart Tour rewards Gold Pass subscribers with multiplayer beta
We knew it was coming, and now the multiplayer mode for Mario Kart Tour has arrived just in time for the holidays -- but it's only in beta and it's only available to Gold Pass holders....
10:35 am -05 - Thu, December 19, 2019
Engadget Samsung's next foldable phone could be this RAZR-like clamshell
Shortly before Motorola revived the RAZR, Samsung made it loud and clear that it was also working on a clamshell foldable phone, so it's no surprise that a prototype would eventually show up in C...
09:50 am -05 - Thu, December 19, 2019
Engadget Spotify tests 'Tastebuds' feature that highlights your friends' favorite tracks
There's no better way to find new music than to get recommendations from someone whose taste you share. Spotify is capitalizing on that by testing out a new feature called Tastebuds, which lets y...
08:55 am -05 - Thu, December 19, 2019
Engadget California's statewide Earthquake Early Warning system sent its first alert
Two months after expanding across California, the state's Earthquake Early Warning system sent out its first real alert, notifying residents of shaking in Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties, a...
07:51 am -05 - Thu, December 19, 2019
Engadget Facebook buys Spanish cloud gaming company PlayGiga
Facebook is expanding its gaming efforts and has acquired PlayGiga, a startup that ran a cloud gaming service in Europe and some parts of the Middle East. The social network has confirmed the acquisit...
04:38 am -05 - Thu, December 19, 2019
Engadget NASA's Mars 2020 rover passes its driving test
The Mars 2020 rover has completed its first drive almost half a year after getting its wheels. Rich Rieber, the project's lead mobility systems engineer, says the rover has "earned its drive...
03:33 am -05 - Thu, December 19, 2019
Engadget Time Magazine is recreating the 'I Have a Dream' speech in VR
For many people, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington and the famous "I Have a Dream" speech exist as little more than photos and soundbites -- only the 200,000-plus people ...
02:32 am -05 - Thu, December 19, 2019
Engadget Court says data swept up by the NSA is protected by the Fourth Amendment
An appeals court may have just shaped how the US treats the NSA's bulk data collection. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that American communications scooped up under the Foreign In...
01:01 am -05 - Thu, December 19, 2019
Engadget LG's latest 4K monitors include a 32-inch model with a space-saving stand
LG is fond of unveiling monitors before CES, but its newest batch may be particularly interesting if you value every inch of free space on your desk. The headlining monitor for 2020 is the UltraFine ...
12:18 am -05 - Thu, December 19, 2019
Engadget Apple TV video game comedy series 'Mythic Quest' debuts February 7th
Ubisoft's mysterious Apple TV+ series Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet will soon see the light of day. Apple has revealed that the video game spoof will debut on February 7th, with all nine ep...
11:22 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2019
Engadget YouTube's series on AI with Robert Downey Jr. is finally available
If you've ever had a question about artificial intelligence or how it works, YouTube's latest Originals series, The Age of A.I., tries to answer those questions. The new eight-part show, whi...
10:02 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2019
Engadget Tesla found a loophole that lets it lease cars in Connecticut
Like numerous states, Connecticut has pro-dealership laws that industry groups have used to block competition from Tesla and other brands that prefer direct sales through stores. However, Tesla appear...
09:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2019
Engadget 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' is made for fans, but fails them
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is a disappointment. That's not to say it's a bad movie -- it delivers the wild set pieces, operatic drama and unique characters we've come to expect fr...
08:49 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2019
Engadget Adidas and Ninja's sneaker collab goes on sale December 31st
Sneaker collaborations used to be the domain of world-class athletes. These days, pro gamers are getting their own shoes, too. Video game streamer Ninja teamed up with Adidas back in August, and the b...
08:19 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2019
Engadget Google Assistant can now stream Hulu to your Chromecast and Nest Hub
If you own a Chromecast, TV with Chromecast built-in or Google smart display, you'll soon be able to ask Assistant to play and control content from Hulu. The update, first spotted by Android Poli...
07:55 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2019
Engadget Car2go will shut down in North America by February 29th, 2020
Car sharing in the US is about to take another hit. Share Now is shutting down its Car2go service in North America by February 29th, 2020, with "fewer vehicles available" as that date appro...
07:35 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2019
Engadget California allows 'light-duty' self-driving delivery vehicles
Self-driving delivery vehicles could soon become a relatively common sight on California streets. The state's Department of Motor Vehicles will allow "light-duty" autonomous delivery v...
06:48 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2019
Engadget The FDA is fast-tracking an algorithm that screens for heart failure
Today, the FDA granted "breakthrough status" to an algorithm that could make screening for heart failure more accessible -- both in traditional clinics and telehealth settings. The algorithm...
06:17 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2019
Engadget Quips is an AI to help ALS patients speak with their own voice
One of the most devastating outcomes of motor neuron disease (MND), more commonly known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease in the US, is that it eventually takes away the ability of those who have it...
05:34 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2019
Engadget Facebook, Instagram ban influencers from promoting guns and vaping
Facebook and Instagram already ban ads for guns and e-cigarettes, but now they're shutting down a loophole that let merchants pitch the products regardless. The social networks have announced th...
05:27 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2019
Engadget Nintendo's Switch year in review reveals your most-played games of 2019
As 2019 winds down, it's a time of reflection on the year that was, which includes how we used products and services. Spotify, for instance, has long offered a way to see your most-played songs o...
05:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2019
Engadget What to buy the console gamer on your list
After months of thinking, curating, photographing, more thinking, we've come up with a holiday gift guide that covers all the bases (and budgets), from laptops and mobile devices, to toys, to the...
04:54 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2019
Engadget AT&T phones now show when calls come from verified numbers
AT&amp;T is making good on its promise to validate calls and fight robocallers. The carrier has enabled validation displays that let you know when a call really did come from a given number. You...
04:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2019
Engadget IBMs cobalt-free EV battery uses materials extracted from seawater
Electric vehicles will play an important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but they are not yet a perfect solution. Today, most EVs run on lithium-ion batteries made with heavy metals like co...
03:50 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2019
Engadget 'Warcraft III: Reforged' arrives on January 28th
Blizzard announced Warcraft III: Reforged just over a year ago, promising a top-to-bottom refresh of the landmark real-time strategy title and its Frozen Throne add-on. Now, we know when it's goi...
03:30 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2019
Engadget Nikon Z50 review: A great handling camera with a mediocre sensor
Today's camera landscape is ultra-competitive and not terribly lucrative, so it takes a lot of guts to launch a new system. Nikon has done that (again) with the 20.9-megapixel Z50, its first ever...
03:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2019
Engadget Beyond Meat breakfast options are coming to Carls Jr. and Hardees
Carl's Jr. started 2019 by adding plant-based Beyond Meat burgers to the menu at 1,000 of its locations across the US. It now plans to end the year by adding new Beyond Meat breakfast and lunch o...
02:30 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 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...
02:01 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2019
Engadget Twitter trolls hijack Epilepsy Foundation hashtags with strobing images
In 2016, a troll deliberately tweeted a rapidly flashing GIF at writer Kurt Eichenwald, who's a known epileptic, to cause a seizure. It unfortunately worked, demonstrating how social media can be...
01:31 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2019
Engadget Apple, Amazon and Google unite to help create a universal smart home standard
Smart home devices are a godsend for the busy, the disorganized and the plain ol' lazy, but getting them up and running can still be a complicated pain in the backside. Some products work with ot...
01:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2019
Engadget Willow's CES booth will double as a safe space for breast-pumping moms
CES is just around the corner and that means two things: the opportunity to get up close and personal with exciting new tech, and horrifyingly long lines for the men's bathroom. It's no secr...
01:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2019
Engadget Razer Blade Stealth 13 review (2019): A gamers dream, at a steep cost
Razer has finally done it: The new Blade Stealth 13 features a powerful gaming GPU in a three-pound ultraportable. Typically machines this small rely on integrated graphics or weaker NVIDIA chips like...
12:30 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: iFixit peeks inside the Mac Pro
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.At last, we've reached the end of the third Star Wars trilogy. I don't know what that earns us, but there should be an Xbox Achievement or something. If ...
11:55 am -05 - Wed, December 18, 2019
Engadget Pumas first active gaming footwear is a sock
Sports and fashion have gone hand in hand for decades, so it's no surprise that esports is slowly but surely making a similar impact. Nike has launched esports jerseys, Adidas has signed Ninja, a...
11:20 am -05 - Wed, December 18, 2019
Engadget The legendary Nintendo PlayStation prototype is up for auction
For years it was the stuff of legend -- a games console that incorporated both a CD drive and SNES cartridge slot made with the official backing of PlayStation and Nintendo? But back in 2015 we saw th...
10:01 am -05 - Wed, December 18, 2019
Engadget Pocket Casts wraps up 2019 with an updated look and 100 top podcasts
Outside of podcast apps from the likes of Apple and Google, or converted music playing options like Spotify and Pandora, Pocket Casts is one of our preferred options for multiplatform listening. In it...
08:55 am -05 - Wed, December 18, 2019
Engadget Daimler is bringing electric school buses to Virginia
The state of Virginia has taken a big step toward greener school transportation by ordering 50 of Daimler's Thomas Built electric buses, Daimler announced. The Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley models with 1...
07:24 am -05 - Wed, December 18, 2019
Engadget 'Luigi's Mansion 3' is getting multiplayer DLC in 2020
Nintendo has announced two DLCs for Luigi's Mansion 3, and they can both make playing with friends more fun. The first add-on will come out on April 30th, 2020, while the second one will roll out...
04:08 am -05 - Wed, December 18, 2019
Engadget Mercedes EQA teaser reveals an electric counterpart to the GLA
Mercedes has posted a teaser for the production EQA, and it doesn't appear share much of anything in common with the 2018 concept EV. The near-finished vehicle is now positioned as an "elec...
03:07 am -05 - Wed, December 18, 2019
Engadget Google resumes Chrome 79 update for Android after fixing data bug
Android users can now update their Chrome browser without having to worry that it would affect their other applications. Google has resumed Chrome 79's rollout for the platform after a bug forced...
01:57 am -05 - Wed, December 18, 2019
Engadget Dish's smaller AirTV 2 can hide while it streams local TV
Dish has unveiled a new version of its AirTV media box, and it's good news for those who want their over-the-air broadcasts in a subtler package. The AirTV 2 once again shares up to two streams ...
12:43 am -05 - Wed, December 18, 2019
Engadget SEC charges IT administrator over $7 million insider trading ring
Insider trading among tech companies is nothing new, but some of these unscrupulous workers are more 'successful' than others. The SEC has charged former Palo Alto Networks IT administrator ...
11:42 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2019
Engadget NBC's Peacock streaming service may charge $10 for ad-free viewing
NBCUniversal's Peacock service might be free for some viewers, but the network also appears willing to charge money for the ad-averse. The Information tipsters claim that NBC is mulling a $10 ad...
10:58 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2019
Engadget Facebook helped Reuters create an online course on identifying deepfakes
Reuters has released a new 45-minute online course designed to help give journalists the tools they need to spot and avoid sharing manipulated pictures, videos and audio clips. While deepfakes are obv...
10:25 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2019
Engadget Instagram's Layout feature adds collages to your Stories
Today, Instagram is rolling out new Layout feature that will let you include multiple photos in a single story. When you open the Stories camera and select the Layout option, you'll be able to ch...
08:52 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2019
Engadget 'Borderlands 3' and 'Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2' hit Google Stadia
Google is slowly but surely expanding the number of games available on Stadia, giving you and your friends (thanks to those buddy passes) more titles to play together. It emerged back in August that B...
08:38 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2019
Engadget PBS is now available on YouTube TV
It took a few months to become a reality, but PBS channels are now available on YouTube TV. Over 100 member stations for PBS and PBS Kids are streaming live (the mix depends on where you live, of cou...
08:13 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2019
Engadget Electric Mini Cooper SE pre-orders are open in the US
The all-electric Mini Cooper SE will go on sale in the US in March, but if you've already made your mind up about getting one, you can stake your claim now. BMW has opened up pre-orders for the f...
07:49 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2019
Engadget YouTubes personalized music playlists are available to all users
YouTube Music's new personalized playlists are now available to users worldwide. Today, YouTube introduced its Discover Mix, New Release Mix and Your Mix. The playlists will curate your favorite ...
07:32 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2019
Engadget Democrats want to study FOSTA-SESTA's impact on sex workers online
If you're concerned that FOSTA-SESTA seems built more to kick sex workers offline than to fight sex trafficking, you're not alone. House representatives and senators have introduced the Saf...
06:34 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2019
Engadget The 1997 Blade Runner PC game is now on GOG
Blade Runner, Ridley Scott's 1982 sci-fi noire, has had a complicated history. The production was plagued with setbacks, it bombed in theaters, multiple versions of the movie exist and fans can&#...
06:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2019
Engadget EA will host an Apex Legends tournament series in 2020
It was probably only a matter of time, but Apex Legends is about to get its own esports league. Starting early next year, EA and developer Respawn Entertainment will invite the game's top PC play...
05:36 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2019
Engadget 'Narcos: Mexico' returns for its second season on February 13th
It took more than a year, but Netflix finally has a release date for the second season of Narcos: Mexico. The dramatization of the war on drugs will continue right before Valentine's Day, on Feb...
05:24 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2019
Engadget NASAs X-59 supersonic jet is cleared for final assembly
NASA's experimental X-59 jet, which could make supersonic commercial travel a reality, has been cleared for final assembly. The X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology (QueSST) aircraft, designed by Loc...
05:12 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2019
Engadget UK plans to ban sales of locked mobile phones
The UK's communications regulator is proposing a rule to ban carriers from selling phones that are tied to their networks. O2, Sky, Three, Virgin Mobile and some smaller carriers already offer un...
05:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2019
Engadget The best last-minute tech gifts, from subscriptions to gift cards
After months of thinking, curating, photographing, more thinking, we've come up with a holiday gift guide that covers all the bases (and budgets), from laptops and mobile devices, to toys, to the...
04:36 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2019
Engadget Netflix releases worldwide subscriber stats by region for the first time
For the first time, Netflix is reporting its international business operating results by region. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Netflix shared its streaming revenue and...
04:25 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2019
Engadget Apple's new Mac Pro is unsurprisingly easy to repair
It won't shock you to hear that Apple's new Mac Pro is easy to upgrade in many ways -- that's the whole point. But how easy it to service beyond the obvious parts? It's mostly ea...
04:14 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2019
Engadget Pokmon Go will let you play with your monster pals 'soon'
Pok&eacute;mon Go developer Niantic is close to putting the finishing touches on a feature that will likely fulfill a longstanding wish for a lot of the game's fans. By 2020, Ninatic says you...
04:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2019
Engadget This is how Hyperloop TT wants to sell Chicago and Pittsburgh on high-speed travel
For all of the lofty promises around Hyperloop, we're now at the point where the companies making it have to stop speaking in poetry and start selling, in prose. Especially when you're talki...
03:30 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2019
Engadget The best Xbox One games
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...
03:20 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2019
Engadget Google accused of firing another worker in union-busting drive
Google stands accused of firing a fifth employee who was suspected of attempting to organize a labor union at the search giant. Kathryn Spiers, who worked on the Chrome security team, says that she wa...
03:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2019
Engadget Skyryse shows off its self-flying helicopter tech
A number of companies are building autonomous vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircrafts -- like Uber's air taxi -- but the technology is very much a work in progress. Today, a company calling...
02:44 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2019
Engadget Sony's DualShock 4 attachment adds customizable buttons around back
Sony is getting into the controller customization game late into the PS4's lifespan. The company has unveiled a DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment that, as the name implies, lets you map two of t...
02:10 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2019
Engadget Google AI tool helps conservationists (and the public) track wildlife
Google is quickly putting its wildlife-spotting AI to good use. The internet giant has launched a Wildlife Insights tool that helps conservationists track wildlife by not only parsing their photos, bu...
01:55 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2019
Engadget Google blocks G Suite access for apps that only rely on usernames and passwords
A couple of years ago, Google starting warning users that certain third-party apps that access its business-oriented G Suite might not be secure. Now, it's taking that to the next level by block...
01:10 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2019
Engadget Google explains the science behind the Pixel 4's Portrait Mode
Google's latest flagship phone, the Pixel 4, is renowned for its exceptional camera software. If you're curious about how that was achieved, Google has revealed more about how Portrait Mode ...
12:30 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Cadillac's 38-inch in-car OLED
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.It's the season for staying indoors, away from the cold, and streaming your favorite shows and movies. For my family, it means I have to sit through Elf and N...
11:40 am -05 - Tue, December 17, 2019
Engadget Lime launches a weekly subscription for scooters and e-bikes
Frequent scooter riders now have an option for a more convenient rental system, with the launch of Lime's LimePass subscription service. Starting today, Lime riders in the US, Australia and New Z...
11:00 am -05 - Tue, December 17, 2019
Engadget WhatsApp exploit let one user render the app unusable for entire groups
WhatsApp may be one of the most popular messaging apps, but it has had its share of security issues. Security research group Check Point Research today announced the existence of another one, having r...
11:00 am -05 - Tue, December 17, 2019
Engadget WhatsApp exploit let one message render the app unusable for entire groups
WhatsApp may be one of the most popular messaging apps, but it has had its share of security issues. Security research group Check Point Research today announced the existence of another one, having r...
10:31 am -05 - Tue, December 17, 2019
Engadget Google gives another Buddy Pass to Stadia Founder's Edition owners
Stadia Founder's Edition purchasers will be getting a holiday surprise, with an extra Buddy Pass that can be gifted to a friend or family member so they can test out Stadia for themselves. The cl...
09:33 am -05 - Tue, December 17, 2019
Engadget OpenStreetMap Haiku project generates poetry about your location
Satellite Studio, a team of designers and developers, has created a fun way to make use of all the information people add to the OpenStreetMap database. It has launched OpenStreetMap Haiku, a website ...
07:45 am -05 - Tue, December 17, 2019
Engadget New Android phones in Turkey will have to do without Google apps
New Android phones released in Turkey won't come with Google apps if the tech giant fails to resolve its issue with the country's authorities. According to Reuters, the company told its Turk...
06:00 am -05 - Tue, December 17, 2019
Engadget Segway-Ninebot adds electric scooter, moped options
Ninebot acquired Segway and its personal transports a few years ago, but now the companies combined transportation aspirations are growing up with two devices announced ahead of CES 2020. The Ninebot ...
04:30 am -05 - Tue, December 17, 2019
Engadget What's on TV this week: 'Joker,' 'Mr. Robot' and 'The Witcher'
This week the billion-dollar villain movie Joker is becoming available digitally, while Netflix is preparing to release season one of its The Witcher adaptation. If neither of those are for you then t...
04:00 am -05 - Tue, December 17, 2019
Engadget Nikon Z6 and Z7 owners can now pay $200 to add RAW video capture
It took a while, but Nikon has finally delivered 12-bit external RAW video recording for its Z6 and Z7 full-frame mirrorless cameras, along with new storage options. Starting today, owners will be abl...
02:43 am -05 - Tue, December 17, 2019
Engadget Hulu will stream a Greta Thunberg documentary in 2020
Hulu will premiere a Greta Thunberg documentary in 2020 for those who want to see how she became the face of the fight against climate change over the past year. According to Deadline, the documentary...
12:46 am -05 - Tue, December 17, 2019
Engadget Instagram will automatically label false content shared from Facebook
Instagram is once more stepping up its efforts to fight misinformation, and that now includes automatically flagging some bogus posts. It's expanding its fact-checking program worldwide, and as ...
11:54 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2019
Engadget Boeing will freeze 737 Max production as FAA review carries on
As you've probably noticed, Boeing's flawed 737 Max still hasn't received the regulatory all-clear as 2019 draws to a close -- and that's now affecting manufacturing. Boeing said ...
10:37 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2019
Engadget Fitbit Versa 2 drops to just $130 at Amazon
Deals during Black Friday week don't always represent the best discounts on a device, and you're looking at a textbook example of this. Amazon is selling Fitbit's Versa 2 smartwatch for...
09:40 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2019
Engadget Mercedes delays the US launch of its all-electric SUV until 2021
Mercedes' EQC all-electric SUV was initially scheduled to arrive in the US in early 2020. If you were hoping to buy the vehicle stateside, you'll have to wait a little longer. Mercedes has r...
08:30 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2019
Engadget What we're buying: Sl reverb pedal and Glarry electric bass
A couple of our editors went on a buying spree over Thanksgiving break, and bought "gifts" for themselves. In a complete coincidence, both Managing Editor Terrence O'Brien and Senior Ed...
08:14 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2019
Engadget Cadillacs 2021 Escalade will boast a 38-inch curved OLED screen
In a teaser video published today, Cadillac offers a glimpse of the 38-inch, curved OLED screen that will arrive in its 2021 Escalade. Cadillac says the display will have "twice the pixel density...
07:45 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2019
Engadget Watch SpaceX try to catch both halves of a Falcon 9 nose cone at 7:10PM ET
Later today, in what will likely be its last mission of 2019, SpaceX will attempt to recover the entire nose cone section of one of its Falcon 9 rockets. If successful and the rocket itself is able to...
07:45 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2019
Engadget SpaceX tried to catch both halves of a Falcon 9 nose cone (updated)
Later today, in what will likely be its last mission of 2019, SpaceX will attempt to recover the entire nose cone section of one of its Falcon 9 rockets. If successful and the rocket itself is able to...
07:08 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2019
Engadget Quibi is remaking Legends of the Hidden Temple for adults
Clearly, nostalgia can be profitable. Disney used it to create hype around its Disney+ streaming service, and within a day of launch, Disney+ had more than 10 million subscribers. Now, Quibi is using ...
06:21 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2019
Engadget Spotify recaps 10 years of pop music in The Decade Wrapped podcast
Earlier this month, music fans took to social media to share their results from Spotify's Wrapped campaign. The streaming service created infographics that depicted each user's favorite arti...
05:56 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2019
Engadget JBL says its solar-powered headphones deliver 'unlimited' listening
Wireless headphones are perpetually hamstrung by their batteries. They only last a few hours on a charge, and you're sapping energy from the electrical grid every time you top them up. JBL beli...
05:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2019
Engadget Gift ideas for the athlete on your list
After months of thinking, curating, photographing, more thinking, we've come up with a holiday gift guide that covers all the bases (and budgets), from laptops and mobile devices, to toys, to the...
04:52 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2019
Engadget Corsair acquires Scuf's controller business to expand its gaming empire
Corsair wasn't done growing after it bought Elgato Gaming and Origin PC. The peripheral maker has acquired Scuf, an Atlanta outfit known for its highly modular gamepads. The move will make Cors...
04:42 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2019
Engadget Google Nest Hub and WiFi are on sale for the holidays
If you're still trying to finish your holiday shopping, Best Buy has an intriguing offer. The retailer is currently offering a Nest Hub two-pack for $100. Normally, if you were to buy two of them...
03:45 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2019
Engadget Verizon 5G goes live in parts of Los Angeles
Verizon (Engadget's parent company) is still rushing to meet its 5G coverage goals for the year, and it just crossed another big city off its list. The carrier has launched 5G ultra wideband acc...
03:39 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2019
Engadget Intel's latest acquisition is a $2 billion push into AI
Intel just spent approximately $2 billion to acquire Israel-based AI firm Habana Labs. The partnership will "turbo-charge" Intel's AI offerings for data centers, Intel said in a press r...
03:30 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2019
Engadget The best games for PS4
Sony's PlayStation 4 just hit 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, leaving y...
03:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2019
Engadget VR movie-watching service Bigscreen will offer Paramount films
Thanks to virtual reality, you don't always need to take a trip to the movie theater to enjoy a fully interactive cinematic experience. Movie-watching service Bigscreen is leading by example, tod...
02:30 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2019
Engadget The new Hot Wheels coding kit requires fine motor skills
Modern parents are faced with a bit of a tech dilemma. You want the kids to learn STEM skills, but you also don't want them spending all their time in front of screens. To combat this problem man...
02:30 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2019
Engadget The new Hot Wheels coding kit requires fine motor skills (updated)
Modern parents are faced with a bit of a tech dilemma. You want the kids to learn STEM skills, but you also don't want them spending all their time in front of screens. To combat this problem man...
02:20 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2019
Engadget Instagram is using AI to alert bullies to offensive captions
Instagram's anti-bullying efforts now extend to discouraging abusive behavior in posts, not just comments. It's introducing a feature that warns people when their post captions might be off...
02:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2019
Engadget Adobe brings its Select Subject feature to Photoshop on iPad
When Adobe released Photoshop for iPad last month, the response was less than enthusiastic. Users complained about the lack of functions of the mobile app compared to the desktop version, and in respo...
01:55 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2019
Engadget Apple Arcade is now available as a $50 yearly subscription
Apple Arcade is already a fairly good value at $5 per month, but it's now more affordable still -- provided you're willing to make a deeper commitment, that is. iFun.de has noticed that you ...
12:29 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: PewDiePie is taking a break from YouTube in 2020
Welcome back! This week should be less busy, with fewer oblong-shaped gadgets to discuss (we got the new Xbox and talked all about the Mac Pro last week). In the run-up to the holidays, there's s...
11:35 am -05 - Mon, December 16, 2019
Engadget Researchers bypass airport and payment facial recognition systems using masks
Facial recognition technology is increasingly used for everything from government surveillance to convenient online logins, especially in China. A new test reported by Fortune casts doubt on the accur...
10:40 am -05 - Mon, December 16, 2019
Engadget Visa warns that hackers are scraping card details at gas pumps
Cybercrime groups are actively exploiting a weakness in gas station point-of-sale (POS) networks to steal credit card data, Visa has revealed. The company's fraud disruption teams are investigati...
10:40 am -05 - Mon, December 16, 2019
Engadget Visa warns that hackers are scraping card details from gas pumps
Cybercrime groups are actively exploiting a weakness in gas station point-of-sale (POS) networks to steal credit card data, Visa has revealed. The company's fraud disruption teams are investigati...
08:25 am -05 - Mon, December 16, 2019
Engadget Former NASA engineer thwarts porch pirates again with 'Glitter Bomb 2.0'
YouTuber and former NASA engineer Mark Rober is at it again with the Glitter Bomb 2.0 designed to give porch pirates some stinky karmic justice. After experiencing a package theft last year, Rober dec...
04:33 am -05 - Mon, December 16, 2019
Engadget Google pauses Chrome update for Android after reports of app data loss
Chrome updates are normally good things, but some Android users have good reason to complain about the latest release. Google has paused the rollout for Chrome 79 on Android after reports of the upda...
03:00 am -05 - Mon, December 16, 2019
Engadget Google Maps helps you find EV chargers that work with your car
Google Maps can help you find available EV charging stations, but that doesn't mean they're stations you can use -- and that might be a problem if you show up at the wrong station with a low...
01:44 am -05 - Mon, December 16, 2019
Engadget RCS messaging is now available to all Android users in the US
After years of delays and very limited rollouts, next-generation texting is finally available to all Android users in the US. Android Messages product manager Sanaz Ahari has confirmed that the Ameri...
12:24 am -05 - Mon, December 16, 2019
Engadget PewDiePie is 'taking a break' from YouTube in 2020
One of YouTube's best-known stars is close to taking a hiatus. PewDiePie (aka Felix Kjellberg) has used a video critiquing YouTube's new harassment policy to announce that he's "t...
11:09 pm -05 - Sun, December 15, 2019
Engadget Ferrari won't produce an EV until after 2025
Just because Ferrari unveiled its first production plug-in hybrid doesn't mean it's ready to completely embrace electric cars. Company chief Louis Camilleri told reporters that he didn'...
09:52 pm -05 - Sun, December 15, 2019
Engadget Ads on Facebook are spreading misinformation about anti-HIV drugs
While many are focused on Facebook's unwillingness to curb false political ads, there appears to be another misinformation campaign going unchecked. The Guardian and GLAAD have noted that person...
08:34 pm -05 - Sun, December 15, 2019
Engadget VW will roll out self-driving electric shuttles in Qatar's capital
If you visit Qatar in the next few years, you might find yourself riding in a driverless vehicle. Volkswagen and Qatar have struck a deal that will bring self-driving electric vehicles to the public ...
07:16 pm -05 - Sun, December 15, 2019
Engadget Two men plead guilty to running large illegal streaming sites
It didn't take long for federal officials to convict people operating two of the largest pirate streaming sites in the US. Darryl Polo and Luis Villarino have pleaded guilty to copyright infring...
06:00 pm -05 - Sun, December 15, 2019
Engadget The best plug-in smart outlet
By Rachel CericolaThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commi...
04:30 pm -05 - Sun, December 15, 2019
Engadget After Math: Microsoft pulls back the cover on Project Scarlett
What a week for gaming and entertainment news! While Sony was showing off a slew of new games that will be hitting its console over the next year, Microsoft finally revealed its next-gen gaming system...
12:44 pm -05 - Sun, December 15, 2019
Engadget FDA clears an interoperable, automated insulin pump
It might soon be decidedly easier for Americans to manage diabetes -- the FDA has approved the sale of an interoperable, automated insulin pump for the first time. Tandem Diabetes Care's updated...
05:01 am -05 - Sun, December 15, 2019
Engadget Study suggests vapers are 1.3 times more likely to develop lung disease
As debate continues around how e-cigarettes should be legislated, vaping companies promote their products as less health-damaging than smoking regular cigarettes. However, a new three-year study from ...
03:03 am -05 - Sun, December 15, 2019
Engadget Senators ask credit agencies why they don't report FBI data requests
Tech companies have long disclosed the number of national security letters (NSLs) they get from authorities, but the credit reporting agencies that often dictate your financial future have been silent...
01:15 am -05 - Sun, December 15, 2019
Engadget 'Red Dead Redemption 2' photo and story modes come to PS4
This weekend's Red Dead Redemption 2 update isn't just about running a moonshine business -- it's also about bringing more parity between PC and console players. PS4 players now have a...
11:53 pm -05 - Sat, December 14, 2019
Engadget TiVo's iPhone app finally streams shows using cellular data
Believe it or not, TiVo has required that iOS users stream recordings on WiFi for the past seven years. Yes, despite the rise of fast and (theoretically) unlimited mobile data, you couldn't catc...
10:35 pm -05 - Sat, December 14, 2019
Engadget House panel asks Apple, Google if app makers must reveal foreign ties
The US is growing increasingly suspicious of foreign-made apps. House national security subcommittee chairman Rep. Stephen Lynch has sent letters to Apple and Google asking whether or not they requir...
09:16 pm -05 - Sat, December 14, 2019
Engadget 'Fortnite' adds lightsabers following Star Wars event
If you wanted to attend Fortnite's Star Wars event but missed out, you're probably experiencing a twinge of regret right now. The event included an expected Rise of Skywalker clip and a vi...
08:02 pm -05 - Sat, December 14, 2019
Engadget A 'Snow Crash' TV series is coming to HBO Max
Neal Stephenson's influential Snow Crash is finally poised to reach screens, although you'll have to be picky about where you watch it. HBO Max has ordered work on a TV series adaptation of...
06:44 pm -05 - Sat, December 14, 2019
Engadget New Orleans declares state of emergency following cyberattack
New Orleans is the latest city to fall victim to a cyberattack, although it appears to have fared better than some of its peers. The city both declared a state of emergency and shut down most of its ...
05:30 pm -05 - Sat, December 14, 2019
Engadget Recommended Reading: The science fiction of William Gibson
How William Gibson keeps his science fiction realJoshua Rothman,The New YorkerWhile a lot of sci-fi is obsessed with the distant future, one of the best authors of the genre takes a different approach...
02:35 pm -05 - Sat, December 14, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Does the Mac Pro cost too much?
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to your weekend! On the Engadget Podcast we're discussing Apple's pricey new Mac Pro, while separately Porsche showed off its idea for a Star War...
12:31 pm -05 - Sat, December 14, 2019
Engadget Google Maps satellite images cover 98 percent of the world's population
Google makes its mapping products more informative and immersive with the use of imagery, and now the tech giant is giving us a deeper look into its map-making process. The tech giant says it has capt...
08:54 am -05 - Sat, December 14, 2019
Engadget Vudu now allows you to cancel rentals within 30 minutes of watching
Vudu's latest feature could help prevent feelings of regret after watching a movie you didn't quite enjoy. The Walmart-owned media company has launched "Rental Redo," which allows ...
04:52 am -05 - Sat, December 14, 2019
Engadget 'The Outer Worlds' DLC is coming next year
Did you enjoy Obsidian's RPG The Outer Worlds, but just wished there was a bit more to explore? We have good news. In a forum post celebrating the three awards it was nominated for at The Game Aw...
02:22 am -05 - Sat, December 14, 2019
Engadget TCL's 2018 65-inch 6-Series 4K TV drops to $500
If you missed out on Black Friday discounts for massive TVs, you still have some time to pick up the TCL 65R615 at Best Buy. The 65-inch 6-Series Roku TV was consistently one of the best-reviewed mode...
01:18 am -05 - Sat, December 14, 2019
Engadget The $1,399 Pixelbook Go with 4K display is now available
When Google announced the Pixelbook Go, it promised a top-of-the-line model with 4K display for those willing to pay over a grand for one. Well, those who've been holding off on buying until it b...
12:35 am -05 - Sat, December 14, 2019
Engadget US cancels plans for new penalty tariffs on Chinese-made products
This morning the president tweeted that "We have agreed to a very large Phase One Deal with China........The Penalty Tariffs set for December 15th will not be charged because of the fact that we ...
10:20 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2019
Engadget Tesla Cybertruck will likely get medium-duty truck classification like Ford Super Duty and others
By Joel StocksdaleWhile the Ford F-150 has been the claimed target for the Tesla Cybertruck, it looks like the government may classify it like even larger and more capable pickups. As first reported b...
09:03 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2019
Engadget Connected sous vide company Nomiku is shutting down
Nomiku, one of the companies that helped make sous vide immersion circulators mainstream, is shutting down. The small kitchen appliance maker announced the news on Friday afternoon, noting that it pla...
08:31 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2019
Engadget Roland's Alexa-powered keyboard is available for $500
It took nearly an entire year, but Roland's voice-savvy GO:PIANO keyboard is now available. Spend $500 (and enable a Roland skill) and you can use Alexa to choose sounds, turn on the metronome a...
07:35 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2019
Engadget Citizen has a fancier alternative to Amazon's Alexa wall clock
If you find Amazon's Echo Wall Clock a tad too drab but still like the idea of a connected timepiece on your wall, Citizen might have what you're looking for. The company has introduced a S...
07:22 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2019
Engadget Billboard 200 charts will include online music videos
Billboard has included streaming music in its top 200 chart for years, but now it's ready to consider music videos as well. The industry publication has revealed that it will count official onli...
07:07 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2019
Engadget THQ Nordic drops a playable trailer for a potential 'Gothic' remake
THQ Nordic is testing the waters for a possible reboot of the 2001 fantasy RPG Gothic with a playable trailer. It's hoping for feedback from players on whether it should go ahead with a full rewo...
06:48 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2019
Engadget A thief took Facebook hard drives with payroll data from a worker's car
It seems Facebook just couldn't make it through to the end of the year without another privacy-related incident. Only this time around, its own employees are affected. A thief broke into a payrol...
06:20 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2019
Engadget Google helped create a prison data map to shape reform policy
Most people in the US agree that the country needs to reform its criminal justice system. In 2017, for instance, a poll conducted by the American Civil Liberties Union found that 71 percent of America...
06:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2019
Engadget The best DNA testing kit
By Amadou DialloThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commiss...
05:30 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2019
Engadget The crowdfunded cult of Amanda Palmer
Amanda Palmer wouldn't exist in her current form without Patreon. That's not to say Amanda Palmer the person would dematerialize if Patreon didn't exist, but Amanda Palmer the artist wo...
05:19 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2019
Engadget Philips seems to be working on more Hue outdoor lights
The Philips Hue smart lightbulb lineup already includes some outdoor lighting, but rumor has it that Philips will introduce more outdoor options, likely at CES. According to a leaked product catalog, ...
05:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2019
Engadget Gift ideas for the photographer on your list
After months of thinking, curating, photographing, more thinking, we've come up with a holiday gift guide that covers all the bases (and budgets), from laptops and mobile devices, to toys, to the...
04:49 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2019
Engadget Ivanka Trump will reportedly appear on a panel at CES
According to documents reviewed by CNET, Ivanka Trump is scheduled to speak at CES 2020. Supposedly, she's slated as a headline speaker in a panel with Consumer Technology Association (CTA) presi...
04:38 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2019
Engadget Google Podcasts gets a much-needed personalized recommendations tab
The Google Podcasts app just got a recommendations tab. The new feature will suggest individual episodes, rather than full shows. That could make it easier to discover content if you don't know w...
03:48 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2019
Engadget Apple Podcasts now works with Echo speakers
Almost a year to the day after Amazon announced its Echo devices were compatible with Apple Music, the speakers (and other Alexa-enabled devices) now work with Apple Podcasts in the US. The setup proc...
02:32 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2019
Engadget Porsche dreams up a Star Wars ship inspired by its Taycan EV
Here's a Star Wars marketing tie-up you may not have seen coming: Porsche has teamed with Lucasfilm to create a fantasy spaceship based on the Taycan EV. While the "Tri-Wing S-91x Pegasus St...
02:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2019
Engadget Engadget readers can get an exclusive discount on the DJI Mavic Mini
If you're interested in getting into drone flying but you're not sure where to start, we have a deal you'll want to hear about. Engadget is offering an exclusive discount on the DJI Mav...
01:30 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2019
Engadget Engadget Podcast: The Mac Pro and Apple's return to great hardware
This week, Senior Editor Devindra Hardawar and UK Bureau Chief Mat Smith explore who may need a $52,000 Mac Pro (it's not as crazy as you think!). And when taken together with the 16-inch MacBook...
01:01 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2019
Engadget FTC may block Facebook's integration plans for WhatsApp and Instagram
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is reportedly weighing an injunction against Facebook to stop it from integrating WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger into its own services, according to t...
12:40 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Meet Microsoft's PC-like Xbox Series X
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Last night, The Game Awards was a showcase for industry stars and served as an unveiling for Microsoft's next Xbox... box. Also, Alexa can get answers from Sa...
12:20 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2019
Engadget PayPal sues US regulator over "confusing" prepaid card rules
PayPal is a hugely popular option for transferring funds, but the legal status of digital payment systems continues to be contentious. As reported by the Wall Street Journal, PayPal is suing the consu...
11:45 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2019
Engadget Waymo enters the UK with acquisition of self-driving AI startup Latent Logic
Google's parent company, Alphabet, has been pushing the self-driving car industry forward through its subsidiary Waymo. To date, the company has operated primarily within the US, but a recent acq...
10:35 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2019
Engadget Apple vows to fix its easily defeated iPhone parental controls
iOS 13.3 just arrived recently with new parental controls, particularly a feature called Communication Limits. It's designed to block children from communicating with people not in their contacts...
09:20 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2019
Engadget World Record Egg was one of the top tweets of 2019
Looks like the famous stock photo egg that broke Kylie Jenner's Instagram record dominated Twitter, as well. In its Year on Twitter report for 2019, the platform has revealed that "World Rec...
07:54 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2019
Engadget New Telltale confirms it's working on 'The Wolf Among Us 2'
Telltale's critically acclaimed title The Wolf Among Us will have a sequel even though the original studio no longer exists. The studio effectively shut down in 2018 when it laid off 225 out of 2...
06:31 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2019
Engadget Apple's latest acquisition could lead to crisper iPhone photos
Apple has reportedly purchased a UK-based startup, and it could lead to brighter and sharper iPhone photos. According to Bloomberg, the tech giant has snapped up Spectral Edge Ltd., based on filings w...
05:12 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2019
Engadget 'Fast & Furious Crossroads' game promises heists and bro-hugs in May
The Fast &amp; Furious franchise is about to roar onto PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Bandai Namco and Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios are working on Fast &amp; Furious Crossroads, which wi...
05:01 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2019
Engadget AT&T's real 5G for wireless customers is live in 10 cities
AT&amp;T promised that in 2019, it would bring real 5G to millions of customers, and now it has. In November it revealed five markets on the list to get 5G this year, but today the list of launch ...
04:42 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2019
Engadget Green Day is in 'Beat Saber'
Beat Saber is going modern-retro with the addition of the Green Day Music Pack, on sale now for $9. The pack includes six songs:"American Idiot""Boulevard of Broken Dreams""Fa...
04:25 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2019
Engadget The new 'Control' game mode is live right now
The second planned update for Control, Expeditions, is live now in conjunction with The Game Awards. Expeditions are a new game mode that thrust Jesse, the main character, into an alternate dimension ...
04:23 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2019
Engadget Amazon's supernatural colonialism MMO 'New World' lands in May 2020
There are three things you need to know. One, Amazon is building an open-world MMO called New World. Two, New World is set in a supernatural, 17 century environment filled with bears, spears, bows and...
04:15 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2019
Engadget 'Ghost of Tsushima' hits PS4 in summer 2020
As revealed during Sony's State of Play stream Tuesday, The Game Awards had an extended look at Ghost of Tsushima, along with a release window: summer 2020. The PlayStation 5 is set to arrive nex...
03:51 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2019
Engadget 'Dishonored' and 'Prey' co-creators reveal 'Weird West'
Weird West doesn't look as strange as it does stylish. The game comes from WolfEye Studios, whose co-founders include Dishonored and Prey veterans Julien Roby and Raphael Colantonio, and it'...
03:49 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2019
Engadget 'Cyberpunk 2077' soundtrack features Run the Jewels, Grimes and more
CD Projekt Red's highly-anticipated next game is still a few months away, but tonight during The Game Awards it announced what players will hear in Cyberpunk 2077. The soundtrack is star-studded,...
03:39 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2019
Engadget 'Ori and the Will of the Wisps' is delayed by a month to March 11th
There was some disappointing news out of The Game Awards if you've been looking forward to Ori and the Will of the Wisps: it'll now arrive on Xbox One and PC March 11th, instead of February ...
03:16 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2019
Engadget 'Ruined King' is Riot's RPG based on 'League of Legends'
Riot announced its new publishing arm for new League of Legends-related games, Riot Forge, just last week, and tonight at The Game Awards it revealed the first title to spawn from this business: Ruine...
03:00 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2019
Engadget 'Ultimate Rivals: The Rink' is an old-school hockey game with a twist
Do you ever miss the days of classic 16-bit sports games like NBA Jam and NHL 94? So does the indie developer Bit Fry. So much so, that it's spent the past six years in stealth mode developing a ...
02:38 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2019
Engadget Watch 'Senua's Saga: Hellblade II' running on the new Xbox Series X
Microsoft revealed its next-generation console, the Xbox Series X, in a surprise announcement at The Game Awards -- and no debut would be complete without a fancy, detailed, in-engine demo. For that h...
02:27 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2019
Engadget 'Godfall' is a fantasy 'looter-slasher' RPG from Gearbox for PS5
At The Game Awards, Gearbox Publishing and developer Counterplay Games revealed one of the first few confirmed games for PlayStation 5. Following its own Borderlands 3, Gearbox is kinda staying in the...
02:20 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2019
Engadget The next Xbox is called Series X and it looks like a PC tower
The Game Awards kicked off with a bang as Microsoft offered a first proper look at the next Xbox and revealed the console's name: Xbox Series X. Previously known as Project Scarlett, the next-gen...
01:17 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2019
Engadget 'Fortnite' adds a Rey skin, TIE fighter and more 'Star Wars' goodies
Fortnite and Star Wars are two of the largest entertainment brands the world over, so of course they're being mashed together, repackaged and sold all over again to hungry fans. Fortnite now has ...
01:08 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2019
Engadget Amazon just released 'The Expanse' season four a few hours early
If you were planning to dive into season four of The Expanse later tonight, then you may need to adjust your plans -- it's available on Amazon Prime Video right now. Following the early release o...
12:56 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2019
Engadget Samuel L. Jackson has arrived on Alexa devices
The spirit of Samuel L. Jackson is ready to possess your Alexa devices. If you want to make your smart speakers 1,000 times more fun and would rather hear the weather report and wake up to the actor&#...
12:35 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2019
Engadget 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' is the best selling fighting game in US history
November is always a big month for videogame sales, and just ahead of tonight's Game Awards, the NPD has dropped off some sales stats for the US. The most notable part that we saw is the news tha...
11:19 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2019
Engadget Apple TV will drop every episode of Little America on January 17th
Little America, the anthology series based on true stories about immigrants in the US, arrives on Apple TV+ on January 17th. Apple will release all of season one's episodes at once, rather than w...
10:35 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2019
Engadget Spotify will recommend podcasts even if youve never listened before
As part of its ongoing push into the increasingly lucrative world of podcasting, Spotify is making it easier for free users to get hooked on the audio format. If you've never listened to a podcas...
10:10 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2019
Engadget Watch The Game Awards live at 8:30PM ET
It's almost time to find out who'll walk away with the game of the year trophy at The Game Awards. Death Stranding, Control, The Outer Worlds, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Resident Evil 2 and...
09:33 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2019
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Save $20 on a Tile Essentials Bluetooth tracker bundle
This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read Wire...
08:50 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2019
Engadget Lyft debuts car rentals in Los Angeles and the SF Bay Area
Lyft's car rental service now exists as more than just an experiment. Rentals are now available for "select users" in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area, giving you an option wh...
07:24 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2019
Engadget Most Cadillacs will be electric by 2030, says GM
If you're waiting for big companies to reduce their carbon emissions, you can forget about 2020. Apparently, 2030 is when we'll start to see changes. That's the year Amazon wants to mak...
07:15 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2019
Engadget Apple News will co-host a presidential debate for the first time in February
Apple isn't just offering in-depth election news -- for 2020, it'll have a degree of participation in the process. Apple News will co-host its first political debate on February 7th, when it...
07:15 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2019
Engadget Apple News partners on a presidential debate for the first time in February
Apple isn't just offering in-depth election news -- for 2020, it'll have a degree of participation in the process. Apple News will partner on its first political debate on February 7th, when...
06:40 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2019
Engadget Hulu rewards binge watchers with ad-free episodes
Hulu knows many of its viewers watch show episodes back-to-back, and it's determined to bank on that with its advertising. As AdWeek hinted back in the spring, Hulu is rolling out an ad system d...
06:17 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2019
Engadget Twitter is bringing back candidate labels for the 2020 US elections
Ahead of the US elections next year, Twitter says it's bringing back election labels, a feature the company introduced during the 2018 midterms to help increase the visibility of political tweets...
06:11 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2019
Engadget Facebook pledges $130 million for its content oversight board
Over the past year, Facebook has been working to put together a content oversight board. We've heard Mark Zuckerberg's vision, and Facebook shared a charter outlining its rules. Now, Faceboo...
06:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2019
Engadget We need more tech satire like HBO's 'Silicon Valley'
When Silicon Valley premiered in 2014, it came out swinging as the Office Space of our time: a hilarious and sometimes all-too-real reflection of a tech industry high on its own supply. Over the past ...
05:41 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2019
Engadget Square Enix unexpectedly releases The Last Remnant on mobile
If the news that Square Enix is delaying Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition has bummed you out, the company may have something to make up for it. Without any leadup or prior announce...
05:30 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2019
Engadget What to buy the PC gamer on your list
After months of thinking, curating, photographing, more thinking, we've come up with a holiday gift guide that covers all the bases (and budgets), from laptops and mobile devices, to toys, to the...
05:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2019
Engadget YouTube's AI docuseries with Robert Downey Jr arrives on December 18th
If you're going to throw megabucks at a show about AI, you'd better make sure you've got the right host for it -- and most would agree that YouTube's decision to get Robert Downey ...
04:55 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2019
Engadget Google adds spam detection and verified business SMS to Messages
Businesses often send one-time passwords, account alerts and appointment confirmations via text. But if you've ever received one of those, you know they tend to come from a random number, and bad...
04:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2019
Engadget PC gamers: Rate and review the RTX 2060 Super or 2070 Super
Affordable, fast and with excellent dual-fan cooling, AMD's two new ray-tracing cards (the RTX 2060 Super and the 2070 Super) took the place of the company's excellent Ti lineup. NVIDIA'...
03:41 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2019
Engadget Build (and destroy) your own levels in Angry Birds VR
Angry Birds fans can get creative with their pig-destroying shenanigans, as Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs just received an update that adds a stage editor to the game. This is the first-ever level buil...
03:20 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2019
Engadget Square Enix delays Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles remaster (again)
If you've been patiently waiting to play Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition, you'll have to wait a bit longer to get your hands on the remake. Publisher Square Enix has del...
03:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2019
Engadget Google Assistant's interpreter mode is coming to iOS and Android
Early this year, Google brought its real-time translation feature, interpreter mode, to Assistant-enabled smart displays and speakers. Now, the feature is rolling out to Assistant-enabled Android and ...
02:51 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2019
Engadget 'Fortnite' adds split-screen multiplayer on PS4 and Xbox One
Fortnite players on PS4 and Xbox One might not have to yell at their teammates through a headset anymore -- they could just complain (or give props) to their buddies IRL while they play on the same sc...
02:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2019
Engadget Mighty's iPod Shuffle for Spotify now works with Amazon Music
When Mighty arrived in 2017, the device offered the convenience of offline playback for Spotify. In other words, you could take your favorite tunes anywhere -- and you didn't need your phone to d...
02:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2019
Engadget Firefox makes it easier to send links between VR and desktop
Firefox is making it a little easier to bounce between VR and real life. In a new update for Reality, Firefox has introduced the ability to send videos and tabs straight to your VR headset from your p...
01:30 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2019
Engadget Tidal adds Dolby Atmos Music to its HiFi tier
Tidal is following Amazon Music by adding Dolby Atmos Music-encoded tracks to its Tidal HiFi tier, the company announced. That means you'll be able to listen to Universal and Warner Music artists...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2019
Engadget HitFilm VFX editor lets you create your own 'Star Wars' trailer
Just because you can't use the Force in real life doesn't mean you'll never get the chance to see yourself wielding a lightsaber. FXHome, the company behind the visual effects software ...
12:35 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: 'Matrix 4' release date sets up a Keanu Reeves double feature
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Tonight we'll be watching The Game Awards, but first we're plotting out a dual Matrix/John Wick marathon that will take place next May. Also, Twitter is ...
12:15 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2019
Engadget 'Fortnite' will soon offer an Annual Pass with exclusive items
It looks like Fortnite is getting an annual battle pass. As reported by Fortnite News, data miners have found files that point to this new option in the v11.30 update, released today. The salient info...
11:25 am -05 - Thu, December 12, 2019
Engadget NASA finds water ice just below the surface of Mars
To explore the solar system beyond our planet, one important factor is the ability to locate water which can be used for drinking and for creating rocket fuel. To assist in the hunt for water on neigh...
11:25 am -05 - Thu, December 12, 2019
Engadget NASA finds 'water ice' just below the surface of Mars
To explore the solar system beyond our planet, one important factor is the ability to locate water which can be used for drinking and for creating rocket fuel. To assist in the hunt for water on neigh...
10:33 am -05 - Thu, December 12, 2019
Engadget Comcast made a VR version of its Xfinity Stream app for visually impaired users
Comcast has teamed up with wearable tech startup NuEyes to help people with low vision see more of the TV shows and movies they enjoy. Under the partnership, the company's Xfinity Stream app, whi...
09:31 am -05 - Thu, December 12, 2019
Engadget Anthem's winter update, 'Icetide' is here
As EA and Bioware reportedly work out a new approach for Anthem, the game is trudging forward with the promised "seasonal" updates. After the "season of skulls" wrapped up in Novem...
08:30 am -05 - Thu, December 12, 2019
Engadget Opera's gaming-focused GX browser comes to macOS
If you're one of the many people that play games on your Mac, one thing you may not appreciate is a resource-hog browser. The answer might be Opera's GX, unveiled earlier this year on PC, wh...
08:00 am -05 - Thu, December 12, 2019
Engadget Even Facebook Messenger is getting in on the Star Wars hype
In case you hadn't heard, there's a little indie movie coming out next week called Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. As if tie-ins from the likes of Le Creuset weren't enough for the fu...
08:00 am -05 - Thu, December 12, 2019
Engadget Even Facebook's Messenger is getting in on the Star Wars hype
In case you hadn't heard, there's a little indie movie coming out next week called Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. As if tie-ins from the likes of Le Creuset weren't enough for the fu...
07:25 am -05 - Thu, December 12, 2019
Engadget Oppo's next flagship will use a custom Sony sensor with faster autofocus
Despite its absence in the US, Oppo is still known for its occasional fun attempts in the smartphone photography space, namely its 10x hybrid zoom and its experimental under-screen camera. As Engadget...
04:56 am -05 - Thu, December 12, 2019
Engadget Porsche Taycan Turbo's EPA range of 201 miles is much lower than expected
By Tony MarkovichThe Porsche Taycan Turbo already passed its biggest initial test. By our estimations, it drives and feels like a real Porsche and deserves the name and crest it wears (the Turbo part ...
03:29 am -05 - Thu, December 12, 2019
Engadget Netflix is giving Line's cute mascots their own animated series
Line Friends, the cute mascots used as stickers in the popular messaging app, are getting their own Netflix series. While the application isn't widely used in the US, it's huge in Japan and ...
03:29 am -05 - Thu, December 12, 2019
Engadget Netflix is giving Line's cute mascots their own animated series (updated)
Line Friends, a group of cute characters that started as stickers for the Line messaging app, are getting their own Netflix series. Line, as you may know, is huge in Japan and other parts of Asia. Bro...
01:41 am -05 - Thu, December 12, 2019
Engadget Sling TV's Cloud DVR can finally record ESPN
You no longer have to worry that you'll miss out on a big sports extravaganza just because you're a Sling TV subscriber. The cord-cutter service has switched on Cloud DVR for key ESPN chann...
12:26 am -05 - Thu, December 12, 2019
Engadget 'Forza Horizon 4' is getting a 72-car battle royale mode
Are video games legal any more if they don't have a battle royale mode? Even Civilization VI joined the fray a few months back. The latest game to hop into the battle royale arena, including the ...
11:33 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2019
Engadget What's coming to Netflix in January: hello 'Sabrina,' goodbye 'Friends'
It's the start of a new year and a new decade, but for Netflix this will be a bittersweet January -- it's as much about what's going away as what's coming. The company is ready to...
10:44 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2019
Engadget The Game Awards will run a 48-hour demo 'festival'
Public hands-on time at shows like E3 and PAX is great, but it's not much use if you can't be there in person. The Game Awards might have a simple solution for that problem: bring the show ...
09:55 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2019
Engadget 'The Matrix 4' premieres in theaters on May 21st, 2021
You didn't have to wait long to find out when the fourth Matrix movie will be ready. Warner Bros. has set the sequel's release date for May 21st, 2021, or right smack in the middle of block...
09:18 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2019
Engadget Naughty Dog is donating the money from its Jak and Daxter reissues
Early this year, to celebrate its 35th anniversary, game developer Naughty Dog did a physical reissue of its classic PS2-era Jak and Daxter games for PlayStation 4. Fans apparently loved it. The colle...
08:53 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2019
Engadget Twitter lets you upload iOS Live Photos as GIFs at last
Twitter is offering iOS users another way to get more out of Live Photos by letting you turn them into GIFs "anywhere you upload photos on Twitter." It's not clear whether this'll ...
08:13 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2019
Engadget Google groups news results by story to show you relevant articles
Google is making it a little easier to sift through news stories -- and potentially find more informative stories in the process. It's rolling out a search feature that uses AI to organize news ...
07:49 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2019
Engadget Oculus is rolling out its expanded social VR features
Along with Quest hand tracking, one of Facebook's big announcements at Oculus Connect 6 in September was a batch of social VR features. You'll get to try them over the coming days, as Oculus...
07:11 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2019
Engadget AMD's new Radeon software offers game streaming away from home
AMD is finishing 2019 with a big software update, particularly for gamers who'd rather not leave their PC games at home. It just released Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020, and the most eye-catchin...
06:43 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2019
Engadget Spotify is the star of Netflix's latest series
While we wait for Aaron Sorkin to pen a sequel to The Social Network, Netflix hopes to tide people over with a story about another tech startup gone global. On Wednesday, the company announced it'...
06:25 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2019
Engadget 'Tetris 99 gets a team battle mode
Tetris 99 is one of the best reasons to grab a Nintendo Switch Online membership. The free game pits 99 players against one another in crowded and tense matches. But the game isn't just about end...
06:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2019
Engadget Skydio 2 review: The best self-flying drone is now a great all-rounder
Around a year and a half ago, Skydio blew my mind. The then-unknown company presented the R1 drone to the world, and it was quite special. Typically, follow features and obstacle avoidance aren't...
05:31 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2019
Engadget India's proposed data laws give the government more access to data
The latest version of India's Personal Data Protection bill could require companies to gain permission before using individuals' personal data, and citizens would be able to demand their dat...
05:07 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2019
Engadget BMW will finally support Android Auto in July 2020
BMW's effort to drag its phone integration into the modern era extends beyond ditching Apple CarPlay fees. The automaker is finally introducing Android Auto to its cars as of July 2020, when it&...
05:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2019
Engadget The best tech toys and STEM kits to give kids this holiday season
After months of thinking, curating, photographing, more thinking, we've come up with a holiday gift guide that covers all the bases (and budgets), from laptops and mobile devices, to toys, to the...
04:36 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2019
Engadget Uber can find a ride to carry your skis in 23 regions
You can't often rely on ridesharing services for skiing trips. Few cars will have a rack, and even drivers of larger vehicles might balk if you try to stow your gear in the back. With Uber, at ...
04:13 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2019
Engadget A bug caused UK election ad spend data to disappear on Facebook
Earlier this week, an unspecified bug caused as many hundreds of thousands of political ads to disappear from Facebook's Ad Library, a tool the company rolled out globally earlier this year to pr...
03:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2019
Engadget One fans struggle to fix the worst game in Sonic history
The 2006 reboot of Sonic the Hedgehog was supposed to be a turning point for the blue blur. It was the character's first outing on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 hardware, and Sega clearly wanted to ...
02:51 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2019
Engadget YouTube's tougher harassment policy cracks down on hate speech and threats
YouTube is enacting a stricter anti-harassment policy to curb hate speech and threats that might have otherwise skirted past its moderators. The online video giant no longer allows material that &quo...
02:49 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2019
Engadget Twitter will fund development of an open social media standard
Twitter is funding a team to develop an open and decentralized standard for social media. CEO Jack Dorsey announced the effort, called Bluesky, today. In a series of tweets, Dorsey said Twitter will f...
02:02 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2019
Engadget First commercial electric airplane completes test flight
An aircraft designed in 1946 might become the first commercial electric plane, following a short but successful test flight. Vancouver-based Harbour Air's took its "eBeaver" on a ten-mi...
01:31 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2019
Engadget Twitter will no longer destroy the quality of uploaded JPEGs
Twitter is making some changes to the way it processes image uploads, and photographers on the platform are delighted. According to Twitter engineer Nolan O'Brien, JPEG encoding will now be prese...
01:02 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2019
Engadget Giphy's new video platform is basically GIFs with sound
Wherever you side on the pronunciation of GIF (JIF?), it's undeniable that they've become a critical part of our everyday communications. WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook support them as stand...
12:50 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Apple's $52,599 Mac Pro
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.This morning, we're still playing around with possible Mac Pro configurations and considering what might be necessary to pay for them. Google's discounte...
12:25 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2019
Engadget Amazon breaks down its Christmas delivery cut-offs for 2019
Amazon is reminding customers yet again to check out their carts if they want to get those last-minute gifts before December 25th. The e-commerce giant publishes its timeline for Christmas deliveries ...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2019
Engadget 'Angry Birds' turns 10 years old today
If you're already struggling with the idea of entering a whole new decade in a couple weeks' time, here's something that's going to make you feel even older: Angry Birds is 10 year...
11:31 am -05 - Wed, December 11, 2019
Engadget Twitch spends big to keep top streamers DrLupo, TimTheTatman and LIRIK
Begun, the streaming wars have. In a year filled with high-profile defections to rival services, Twitch has been forced to put down the cash to keep its top personalities on the platform. In an announ...
10:35 am -05 - Wed, December 11, 2019
Engadget Google's 2019 search trends mark a big year for Baby Yoda and 'Endgame'
Disney captured the 2019 zeitgeist in multiple ways, according Google's annual year in search roundup. While the streaming service is just a month old, "Disney Plus" was the top-trendin...
09:45 am -05 - Wed, December 11, 2019
Engadget Chevy's 2021 Tahoe and Suburban add OTA updates and big screens
The new mid-engined Corvette Stingray will debut with GM's new "digital vehicle platform," which it shares in common with these super-sized SUVs and allow the vehicles to receive over-t...
08:47 am -05 - Wed, December 11, 2019
Engadget The Pirate Bay is testing pirate streaming again
If you want to stream The Mandalorian but don't have a Disney+ subscription, there's a new, albeit illegal option: The Pirate Bay. A new green "play" button, or in some cases a &qu...
07:54 am -05 - Wed, December 11, 2019
Engadget Google reportedly facing a DOJ probe over its $2.1 billion Fitbit purchase
Both the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) apparently aren't thrilled with Google's Fitbit acquisition. According to a New York Post report, both agencies ar...
04:33 am -05 - Wed, December 11, 2019
Engadget LG's 2020 Gram laptops add 10th-gen Ice Lake CPUs
LG has unveiled the 2020 versions of its Gram laptops, and the lineup for the year includes a flagship 17-inch model, a 14-inch and a 15-inch model, as well as a 2-in-1 convertible. Like the previous ...
02:55 am -05 - Wed, December 11, 2019
Engadget Yubico's authenticator app now supports NFC for iOS devices
In addition to releasing enhanced parental controls with iOS 13.3, Apple has also rolled out an update that will give you more opportunities to use your NFC-enabled YubiKeys. The update has enabled Yu...
01:44 am -05 - Wed, December 11, 2019
Engadget $35 off coupon makes Google's Titan security keys almost free
Whether you use Android or iOS, a hardware security key can provide even more protection against password theft or phishing. It's even more secure than other forms of multifactor authentication, ...
12:25 am -05 - Wed, December 11, 2019
Engadget Paul McCartney's adventure novel for kids is becoming a Netflix movie
Paul McCartney is about to have much more of a presence on Netflix than the occasional documentary or Beatles homage. Netflix and Gaumont are producing an animated movie based on McCartney's chi...
11:28 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2019
Engadget Logitech made a $200 webcam for Apple's $5,000 pro display
Apple's newly available Pro Display XDR promises exceptional image quality, but there's one glaring omission for some users: there's no webcam. You can edit video in grand style with yo...
10:41 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2019
Engadget Co-operative horror shooter GTFO hits Steam Early Access
After it was first announced three years ago, co-operative horror shooter GTFO is now available through Steam Early Access. If you haven't heard of this one before, it attempts to scratch the sam...
09:42 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2019
Engadget Walmart will test driverless grocery deliveries in Houston
Walmart is about to experiment with autonomous grocery delivery in a big way. The big-box retailer is launching a pilot program in Houston that will use Nuro's self-driving R1 vehicle to shuttle ...
08:45 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2019
Engadget Netflix says 26.4 million accounts watched The Irishman in its first week
Netflix had a lot riding on The Irishman -- the Martin Scorsese crime saga starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci. The film has been in the works for almost a decade, and Netflix, which repo...
08:16 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2019
Engadget 'Final Fantasy 7 Remake' will be a PlayStation exclusive until 2021
There was little doubt that Final Fantasy VII Remake would be a premier PlayStation title, but it's now clear just how long everyone else will have to wait to play it. Deal-finder Wario64 has di...
08:02 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2019
Engadget Google Chrome will warn you if your logins have been stolen
Google is adding several new features to Chrome to keep you safe while browsing online. To start, the next time you try to login into a website, Chrome will warn you if your username and password were...
07:45 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2019
Engadget iOS 13.3 arrives with improved parental controls
That inadvertent confirmation of iOS 13.3's imminent release was on the mark. Apple has released the new software (plus iPadOS 13.3), whose centerpiece is an improvement to Screen Time parental c...
07:31 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2019
Engadget 'Axiom Verge 2' and more indie games will hit Switch in 2020
Nintendo has already curated a library of wonderfully weird independent games on the Switch, and it's not slowing down in 2020. The company today revealed a handful of indie titles heading to the...
06:44 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2019
Engadget Facebook tells US, UK and Australia it won't weaken chat encryption
If officials were hoping that Facebook would stop end-to-end encryption in its messaging apps just because they sent a strongly-worded letter, they had another thing coming. Facebook has sent its own ...
06:13 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2019
Engadget AT&T starts showing pause ads with motion and sound on DirecTV
Since the end of last year, reports indicated that AT&amp;T was planning to add pause ads to its video platforms. According to Variety, the telecom has flipped the switch. AT&amp;T is currentl...
06:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2019
Engadget NVIDIA's RTX GPUs will speed up Maya 2020 workloads
Now that NVIDIA's RTX graphics cards are boosting performance for Adobe's Creative Cloud suite and Blender, it was only a matter of time until Maya, the 3D creation tool widely used for Holl...
05:49 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2019
Engadget The most expensive new Mac Pro configuration costs $52,599
If you've been waiting to get the best Mac money can buy, well, today's the day. Apple's new Mac Pro is on sale, and it starts at an eye-popping $5,999. That's a lot of cash for th...
05:36 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2019
Engadget Magic Leap shifts focus to business with an updated AR headset
Magic Leap's augmented reality headset reportedly hasn't sold well so far, but the company might have a way to turn its fortunes around: pitch the device as a business tool. It's launch...
05:26 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2019
Engadget Apple's redesigned Mac Pro is now available
Right on cue, Apple has started taking orders for the redesigned Mac Pro and its optional Pro Display XDR. The workstation is available starting at $5,999 with an eight-core 3.5GHz Xeon processor, 32G...
05:03 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2019
Engadget Google Assistant can create alarms based on weather and time of day
An update on its way to Lenovo Smart Clock will add a Google Assistant option that can switch up the alarm ringtone based on factors such as the time of day and the weather. In fact, Google's AI ...
05:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2019
Engadget The best smartphones and smartwatches this holiday season
After months of thinking, curating, photographing, more thinking, we've come up with a holiday gift guide that covers all the bases (and budgets), from laptops and mobile devices, to toys, to the...
04:49 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2019
Engadget Former Apple exec claims the company spied on his text messages
A former Apple executive is claiming the company spied on his text messages before suing him. In February, Gerard Williams III, who spent almost 10 years working on mobile device chips at Apple, left ...
04:36 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2019
Engadget VSCO buys 360 camera company Rylo to create mobile editing tools
VSCO, the popular photo editing app and inspiration for the VSCO girl meme, just acquired Rylo, a video camera and editing company. With the deal, VSCO is doubling down on its commitment to video and ...
04:25 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2019
Engadget Waze can warn you about unplowed roads during winter
Winter is full of driving challenges, particularly unplowed roads -- they're slogs at best, and downright dangerous at worst. Waze might help you steer clear, though. It just updated its Androi...
03:34 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2019
Engadget Google Fi will warn you about spam calls
Google has been extending its cell carrier service, Fi, by offering an unlimited calling and data plan and expanding to cover the iPhone as well as Android devices. However, there were issues with the...
03:23 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2019
Engadget 'Babylon's Fall' trailer reveals a painterly hack-and-slash from PlatinumGames
After first teasing the game at E3 2018, today's State of Play livestream finally offered us a glimpse at Babylon's Fall, the latest collaboration between Final Fantasy publisher Square Enix...
03:07 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2019
Engadget Oculus Link beta is ready to turn your Quest into a PC VR headset
At last, your Oculus Quest is ready to double as a PC VR headset. Oculus has released a Link beta that lets you use Rift titles on the Quest when you're physically connected to your PC. You...
03:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2019
Engadget Facebook's big Portal update adds livestreams and 'Mic Drop' karaoke
Facebook is adding a slew of new features to Portal, and just in time for all the video calling the holiday season demands. First up, Facebook Live -- you'll now be able to livestream from Portal...
02:51 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2019
Engadget Bose made a 360-degree audio AR experience for the new 'Star Wars'
Audio-based augmented reality has taken something of a backseat to the more visually-driven stuff, but that doesn't mean there's a shortage of cool things happening in the area. Today, Bose ...
02:32 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2019
Engadget 'Resident Evil 3' remake hits PS4, Xbox One and PC on April 3rd
Following its acclaimed remake of Resident Evil 2, Capcom is going back to Raccoon City to rework the next entry in the survival horror series. The Resident Evil 3 reboot was confirmed during Sony...
02:29 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2019
Engadget 'Untitled Goose Game' comes to PS4 and Xbox One next week
The honkin' good Untitled Goose Game is coming to PS4 and Xbox One on December 17th. The internet fell in love with the title -- which lets you steal things and generally cause havoc as a super-c...
02:25 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2019
Engadget Game-making 'Dreams' arrives on PS4 February 14th
Media Molecule, the developer behind PlayStation series LittleBigPlanet, has been working on its next game, Dreams, for literally years. But in today's State of Play event, the company finally an...
02:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2019
Engadget Bike-sharing startup Wheels offers discounts if riders use its helmets
Bike sharing schemes make it convenient to rent a bicycle for a short trip, but they can give rise to safety concerns as riders aren't provided with protective equipment like helmets. To tackle t...
02:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2019
Engadget Adobe Lightroom's direct import feature comes to iPhone and iPad
iOS Lightroom users rejoice, the long-awaited direct import feature is finally available. As of today, you'll be able to import photos directly from an SD card or USB drive into Lightroom iOS and...
01:31 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2019
Engadget NASA unveils 'the most powerful rocket ever built'
NASA's Space Launch System, or SLS, aims to carry astronauts to the moon in 2024 as part of the Artemis project. This weekend at the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, NASA Administrator J...
01:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2019
Engadget North's next-generation smart glasses arrive in 2020
North only made its smart glasses widely available in September, but it's already thinking of the future. The Canadian wearable tech maker has revealed that it's releasing its next-gen eyew...
12:30 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Google prepares its first Pixel 'feature drop'
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.This morning, we're heading into Sony's last PlayStation event for the year, but first you should check out the new Ghostbusters trailer, and find out wh...
12:10 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2019
Engadget Canada charges Volkswagen over its diesel emissions scandal
Volkswagen's "dieselgate" woes continue as Canada has accused the automaker of importing 128,000 vehicles that contravene its environmental laws, according to Reuters. The nation charge...
11:15 am -05 - Tue, December 10, 2019
Engadget Watch Sony's State of Play livestream here at 9AM ET
Sony has set its final PlayStation State of Play event of the year for this morning. It'll last for around 20 minutes, and you can expect PS4 and PS VR game reveals, release dates, gameplay foota...
11:00 am -05 - Tue, December 10, 2019
Engadget Google's new Shopping portal will show you what everyone else wants to buy
A new Google Shopping microsite just went online, and it could help make your last-minute gift shopping spree a bit less stressful. The tech giant says Google Shopping 100 will feature products that s...
10:16 am -05 - Tue, December 10, 2019
Engadget Thousands of 'Coolest' Kickstarter backers will only receive $20
Five years later, it's time to put a pin in the saga of "Coolest," the all-in-one entertainment system/cooler that broke crowdfunding records on Kickstarter in 2014. The Oregonian repor...
09:02 am -05 - Tue, December 10, 2019
Engadget Nikon ends its authorized third-party repair program
Nikon plans to kill its authorized US repair program in March 2020 by cutting off access to official parts, tools, software and manuals to 15 official repair shops, iFixit has reported. The move will ...
08:05 am -05 - Tue, December 10, 2019
Engadget IDC: Wearable shipments nearly doubled thanks to earbuds like AirPods
If you hate the fact that you can't use wired earphones with a lot of mobile devices anymore, we've got bad news for you. We doubt phonemakers would change their minds about moving towards a...
04:55 am -05 - Tue, December 10, 2019
Engadget What's on TV this week: 'The Expanse' season four
This week Netflix is taking its foot off on the gas with just one major release, a new comedy special from Michelle Wolf. Meanwhile, Amazon is firing off a new season of its big sci-fi acquisition, Th...
03:21 am -05 - Tue, December 10, 2019
Engadget 'MLB The Show' will reach non-PlayStation platforms by 2021
MLB: The Show will no longer be a PlayStation exclusive by 2021. The franchise debuted on the PlayStation in the late '90s, and its games were only released for the PS2, the PS3, the PS4 and the ...
02:37 am -05 - Tue, December 10, 2019
Engadget Elon Musk took Tesla's Cybertruck for a weekend drive around LA
So what is there to do after you win a defamation lawsuit? If you're Elon Musk, apparently ride down the 405 in an electric pickup truck. Many people spotted the Tesla Cybertruck riding around Lo...
12:59 am -05 - Tue, December 10, 2019
Engadget Gmail can add emails as attachments to cut down on forwarding
Google has introduced a solution for those times when you have to forward several separate emails to the same people. A new Gmail feature gives you a way to attach emails to a new email without even h...
12:05 am -05 - Tue, December 10, 2019
Engadget 752,000 US birth certificate applications were exposed online
According to a report from TechCrunch, an online company that allows people in the US to obtain a copy of their birth certificate has exposed more than 752,000 applications. The case of negligence was...
11:32 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2019
Engadget Bose 700 noise-cancelling headphones drop to $349 on Amazon
It's holiday travel time, and for many that means enduring the racket of an airliner to visit family. Mercifully, some of the best headphones for fighting that noise are now on sale. Bose'...
10:46 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2019
Engadget Amazon-owned Ring is preparing its first smart light bulb
Ring is branching out from its usual doorbells and security cameras to produce truly connected lighting, although it's probably not going to replace your corner table lamps any time soon. An FCC...
09:58 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2019
Engadget Apple's first appearance in 28 years is all about privacy
Apple hasn't had an official presence at CES since the Newton's debut in 1992, but it's about to come back... in a very modest way. The company's Senior Director of Global Privacy...
09:58 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2019
Engadget Apple's first CES appearance in 28 years is all about privacy
Apple hasn't had an official presence at CES since the Newton's debut in 1992, but it's about to come back... in a very modest way. The company's Senior Director of Global Privacy,...
09:01 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2019
Engadget GOG's Galaxy 2.0 game launcher is available without an invitation
After launching in a limited, invite-only beta earlier this year, GOG Galaxy 2.0 is now available to anyone who wants to try it. You can join the open beta by visiting the GOG Galaxy website and downl...
08:40 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2019
Engadget US labor board will investigate Google's recent firings
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has launched another investigation into Google. This time, the NLRB is investigating whether Google violated federal labor laws when it fired four employees l...
08:14 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2019
Engadget Domino's GPS-powered pizza tracking is available in many more places
Earlier this year, Domino's Pizza said it would let you track your pizza deliveries using GPS. And, well, the company is now delivering on that promise. Domino's announced today that approxi...
07:53 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2019
Engadget Bayonetta & Vanquish bundle comes to PS4 and Xbox One in February
Last week, multiple retailers leaked the existence of a Bayonetta and Vanquish bundle for PS4 and Xbox One. Today, we have confirmation that the compilation is on its way and that the PS4 Pro and Xbox...
07:29 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2019
Engadget Michelle Obama headlines YouTube's new 'Creators for Change' series
Unless you closely follow some of the biggest content creators on YouTube, you're probably unfamiliar with the company's Creators for Change initiative. Since 2016, YouTube has worked with s...
07:10 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2019
Engadget Jaguar's I-Pace software update boosts the range by 12 miles
Car makers frequently make vague claims that their racing technology leads to improvements in road-going vehicles, but this is one of those precious few moments where the gains are very tangible. Jagu...
06:52 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2019
Engadget Amazon claims Trump's 'personal vendetta' cost it $10 billion Pentagon contract
Last month, Amazon said it would formally challenge the US Department of Defense's decision to award the $10 billion JEDI contract to Microsoft, instead of Amazon Web Service (AWS). The lawsuit, ...
06:35 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2019
Engadget Microsoft will shut down to-do app Wunderlist on May 6th
Over two and a half years after Microsoft said it'd one day kill to-do service Wunderlist in favor of its own To Do app, it has revealed when it'll drop the ax: May 6th. After that time, Wun...
06:24 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2019
Engadget OnePlus adds Netflix to its TVs
When OnePlus made its TV debut, releasing its OnePlus TV Q1 series in India this September, it noticeably left Netflix out of the picture. Now, Android Police reports that OnePlus is bringing the Netf...
06:09 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2019
Engadget Google Maps for iOS gets Incognito Mode
You no longer need an Android phone if you want to keep your Google Maps activity (mostly) private. Google is rolling out Incognito Mode to iOS users as of today, giving you the same ability to searc...
06:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2019
Engadget Oculus Quest hand tracking is available as an experimental feature
You don't have to wait until 2020 to try Oculus Quest hand tracking, at least so long as you're willing to accept some limits. Oculus is trotting out the controller-free input method as an ...
05:37 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2019
Engadget Roku will stream the first season of 'Game of Thrones' for free
If you and your nearest and dearest have been meaning to check out Game of Thrones but haven't gotten around to it yet (or don't have an HBO subscription), you can stream the first season fo...
05:21 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2019
Engadget Louis Vuittons League of Legends biker jacket can be yours for $5,650
Louis Vuitton's League of Legends apparel line is here, and as you'd expect, it is expensive. On the lower end, there's a $670 t-shirt with League of Legends champion Qiyana on the fron...
05:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2019
Engadget Google's new depth feature makes its AR experiences more realistic
Google has been experimenting with ARCore for the better part of two years, adding more features to its AR development platform over time. Back at I/O this year, Google introduced Environmental HDR, w...
05:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2019
Engadget The best books and movies to give the geek, techie or sci-fi fan in your life
After months of thinking, curating, photographing, more thinking, we've come up with a holiday gift guide that covers all the bases (and budgets), from laptops and mobile devices, to toys, to the...
04:36 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2019
Engadget 'Minecraft' will finally support cross-platform play on PS4
Minecraft fans on PlayStation 4 will be able to play with their buddies on other platforms such as Xbox One, PCs and mobile devices starting Tuesday. Mojang is at last updating the PS4 version of its ...
04:14 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2019
Engadget First 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' trailer entrusts Ecto-1 to Egon's grandkids
Nearly a year after audiences got a super short tease of the new Ghostbusters movie, we finally have a full trailer. Ghostbusters: Afterlife is a continuation of the original series -- unlike Paul Fei...
04:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2019
Engadget Master & Dynamic MW07 Plus review: Improved, but still pricey
In 2018, Master &amp; Dynamic joined the true wireless fray. The company had been making headphones for years, including a number of wireless models, but it had yet to jump on the latest earbud ba...
03:42 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2019
Engadget Netflix dominates Golden Globes nominations while Apple lands its first
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced the nominees for the 2020 Golden Globes, and this could be a milestone year for streaming. Netflix is even more of a frontrunner among streaming ...
03:16 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2019
Engadget Pixel 4 will automatically screen robocalls and center your Duo videos
To keep its phones from steadily getting worse over time, Google plans to roll out bigger updates, called feature drops, to its Pixel devices. The first feature drop, rolling out this month, will brin...
03:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2019
Engadget What we played in December: 'Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order' and 'FIFA 18'
Welcome back to Engadget's Gaming IRL, a monthly segment where we run down what our editors are playing. This month, we couldn't help but plow through Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and devote...
02:23 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2019
Engadget 'Twin Peaks VR' trailer offers a dive into David Lynch's mind
If you suspected that Twin Peaks VR would be a head trip, you guessed correctly. Collider and Showtime have released a trailer for the series' official virtual reality experience ahead of its de...
02:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2019
Engadget Cadillac will help you shop for cars in a live virtual showroom
Cadillac is moving some of the car shopping process online... if not necessarily the parts you'd want the most. The automaker has launched a Cadillac Live service that lets you check out car fea...
01:45 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2019
Engadget A new BioShock game is in development
2K Games has announced the formation of a new studio, Cloud Chamber, which will take the lead on a new title in the Bioshock series. Cloud Chamber has offices in California and Montreal, and will be h...
01:29 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2019
Engadget China bans all government departments from using US-made technology
It was only a matter of time before China started offering trade bans to US companies in return for the ban on Huawei's gear. The Financial Times is reporting that Beijing has ordered all governm...
01:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2019
Engadget Mercedes and Bosch commence self-driving trials in San Jose
Do you know the way to San Jose? It doesn't matter if you're in a self-driving car. As they previewed earlier this year, Bosch and Mercedes-Benz have commenced trials for an automated ride-h...
12:22 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Jeff Bezos wants Amazon to do more business with the Pentagon
Good morning! Amazon's boss says that military contracts and Big Tech need to figure things out for the sake of the country. Meanwhile, Apple's long-time-coming Mac Pro hits preorder and One...
11:02 am -05 - Mon, December 9, 2019
Engadget Microsoft will end support for Windows 10 Mobile Office apps in 2021
The end is nigh for Windows 10 Mobile. We already knew that technical support for the mobile operating system would end on December 10th, 2019 (yep, that's tomorrow). Now, we have an official end...
10:00 am -05 - Mon, December 9, 2019
Engadget Snapchat Cameos lets you insert your face into a GIF
Snapchat's secret weapon is its uncanny face-swapping and -tracking algorithms, and it has just deployed those to great effect in a new chat feature called Cameos. The feature, which leaked out y...
07:46 am -05 - Mon, December 9, 2019
Engadget NASA hopes OSIRIS-REx data will explain an asteroid's mini-eruptions
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft made a startling discovery shortly after arriving at its target, a 1614-foot-wide rock called Bennu: the asteroid was ejecting particles from its surface. While that&...
04:40 am -05 - Mon, December 9, 2019
Engadget 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' season 3 arrives January 24th
You won't have to wait very long for the third season of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Netflix has confirmed that the next installment of the Riverdale offshoot will premiere on January 24th, ...
02:59 am -05 - Mon, December 9, 2019
Engadget Apple may offer tighter iOS parental controls this week
Apple's flurry of iOS updates might include one more substantial tweak before the holiday break. Vietnamese carrier Viettel has posted a page that hints at a release for iOS 13.3 (plus a minor w...
01:33 am -05 - Mon, December 9, 2019
Engadget Bethesda stops work on 'The Elder Scrolls: Legends'
It's not a good time for card battle games, apparently. Bethesda has put all The Elder Scrolls: Legends development "on hold" for an indefinite amount of time, effectively canceling bo...
12:17 am -05 - Mon, December 9, 2019
Engadget Apple TV scores its first award nomination with 'The Morning Show'
Apple TV+ has bagged its first award nomination less than two months after launch, although Apple might not want to flaunt its critical acclaim just yet. The Critics' Choice Association has nomi...
11:01 pm -05 - Sun, December 8, 2019
Engadget Snapchat's Cameo test slips your face into GIFs
GIFs are great for conveying your reactions, but they're not usually very personal -- and recording yourself probably won't be that exciting. Snap might have found a way to bridge those two...
09:47 pm -05 - Sun, December 8, 2019
Engadget Study says climate change is starving the oceans of oxygen
The effect of climate change on oceans is likely more extensive than you think. A study from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) indicated that climate change and the ensuing ho...
08:31 pm -05 - Sun, December 8, 2019
Engadget Tesla's electric ATV should launch at the same time as the Cybertruck
Tesla has said precious little about its Cyberquad electric ATV, but it's now sharing one of the most important details: when you can expect to get one. Elon Musk told Twitter followers that Tes...
07:16 pm -05 - Sun, December 8, 2019
Engadget Jeff Bezos: US is in 'big trouble' if Big Tech rejects military contracts
Don't expect Amazon to follow companies like Google in changing its mind on military contracts. Jeff Bezos told guests at the Reagan National Defense Forum that the US is in "big trouble&qu...
06:00 pm -05 - Sun, December 8, 2019
Engadget The best USB phone charger
By Nick GuyThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. ...
04:00 pm -05 - Sun, December 8, 2019
Engadget After Math: Hey there, big spender
With Elon Musk narrowly avoiding $150 million in damages in his "pedo guy" defamation case, let's take a look at some of this past week's big ticket headlines....
01:59 pm -05 - Sun, December 8, 2019
Engadget Hackers targeted BMW, Hyundai in hunt for trade secrets
Two of the world's larger car makers were the victims of a sophisticated (but still not very successful) hacking campaign. Bayerricscher Rundfunk has learned that intruders from the hacking grou...
09:44 am -05 - Sun, December 8, 2019
Engadget Ericsson will pay over $1 billion to settle US corruption charges
Tech companies have been caught in corruption scandals before, but seldom on this scale. Telecom giant Ericsson has settled with the US Justice Department and SEC for just under $1.1 billion over cha...
06:15 am -05 - Sun, December 8, 2019
Engadget Apple's redesigned Mac Pro will be available to order December 10th
After half a year -- or two years, if you really think about it -- Apple's reworked Mac Pro is close at hand. The company has notified interested customers that both the workstation and the Pro ...
04:20 am -05 - Sun, December 8, 2019
Engadget 'Free Guy' trailer shows a video game NPC without chains
Fox has posted the first trailer for the video game action-comedy Free Guy, and it appears ready to answer a lingering question: what if the trivial non-player characters in your favorite shooter real...
02:25 am -05 - Sun, December 8, 2019
Engadget Porsche tests a four-motor powertrain for electric SUVs
Porsche's follow-ups to the Taycan may make its powerplants seem conservative by comparison. The Stuttgart crew has revealed that it's working on a four-motor powertrain for electric SUVs, t...
01:01 am -05 - Sun, December 8, 2019
Engadget 'The Boys' season 2 teaser hints at more blood-soaked mayhem
Amazon is ready to show a glimpse of The Boys' second season mere months after greenlighting more episodes... and this most definitely won't be family-friendly. The company has posted a tea...
11:48 pm -05 - Sat, December 7, 2019
Engadget OnePlus may return to low-cost phones with the 8 Lite
OnePlus might be returning to truly low-cost phones years after the OnePlus X faded away. OnLeaks and 91Mobiles have posted renders and early tidbits of what they say is the OnePlus 8 Lite, a budget ...
10:32 pm -05 - Sat, December 7, 2019
Engadget Tesla will start charging $10 per month for 'Premium' in-car data
Tesla wasn't entirely accurate when it said it would start charging for some in-car data on July 1st of last year, but it looks like owners have finally been asked to cough up. The automaker is ...
09:15 pm -05 - Sat, December 7, 2019
Engadget 'Fortnite' will premiere a 'Star Wars' scene with J.J. Abrams' help
Fortnite's tie-in with Star Wars is about to extend beyond a stormtrooper skin. Gamers have discovered that Disney is premiering a scene from The Rise of Skywalker at the game's Risky Reels ...
08:00 pm -05 - Sat, December 7, 2019
Engadget Twitch streamer DrDisRespect is creating a TV show
Guy Beahm IV, a popular Twitch streamer known for his alter ego DrDisRespect, is developing a narrative scripted series about the character he created. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he's w...
06:00 pm -05 - Sat, December 7, 2019
Engadget Recommended Reading: A year later, the CRISPR babies are still a mystery
Why the paper on the CRISPR babies stayed secret for so longAntonio Regalado,MIT Technology ReviewA year has passed since Chinese biophysicist He Jiankui presented work on editing the DNA of two girls...
05:00 pm -05 - Sat, December 7, 2019
Engadget Hitting the Books: How police tech reinforces America's racial segregation
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...
04:00 pm -05 - Sat, December 7, 2019
Engadget Blackmagics ATEM Mini brings broadcast quality to your YouTube and Twitch streams
If you livestream on Twitch or YouTube, you may have thought about getting a multi-camera switcher to boost your production values. The problem is devices that can handle that while doing picture-in-p...
02:30 pm -05 - Sat, December 7, 2019
Engadget Ask Engadget: Which charities give gifts to those in need?
The support shared among readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community. Over the years, we've known you to offer sage advice on everything from Ch...
01:30 pm -05 - Sat, December 7, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: One last update for Google Glass Explorer Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to your weekend! While this week has included plenty of 2019 recaps (Apple App Store, Google Play, YouTube, Spotify), there's still some time left on ...
11:02 am -05 - Sat, December 7, 2019
Engadget Reddit bans 61 accounts linked to 'suspected campaign from Russia'
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn presented leaked documents to back claims that the British government put its NHS on the table as part of trade talks with the US. Earlier this week, network analysis...
09:55 am -05 - Sat, December 7, 2019
Engadget Noir detective game 'Blacksad' will be out for consoles on December 10th
Blacksad: Under the Skin has been available on Steam since mid-November, but don't worry about buying it if you'd rather play on a console -- you only have a few more days to wait. The noir ...
04:07 am -05 - Sat, December 7, 2019
Engadget Google is ending support for the Explorer Edition of Glass
Google is rolling out one more update for the Explorer Edition of Glass before cutting off support for its old wearable. The tech giant introduced Project Glass back in 2012, opening it up for preorde...
01:51 am -05 - Sat, December 7, 2019
Engadget Despite the HQ2 debacle, Amazon will add office space in Manhattan
Early this year, Amazon pulled the plug on plans to build an "HQ2" in Queens after a number of local leaders and activists pushed back against the $3 billion in tax breaks and incentives it ...
12:14 am -05 - Sat, December 7, 2019
Engadget Apple plans software fix for 16-inch MacBook Pro 'speaker popping'
No, you're not crazy: you probably are hearing a popping or a cracking sound after audio stops playing on your new 16-inch MacBook Pro. A lot of other users have been reporting similar experience...
10:56 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2019
Engadget Elon Musk wins defamation trial over pedo remarks
A lawyer representing Vernon Unsworth called Elon Musk a "billionaire bully," and sought up to $190 million in damages but a jury decided in his favor anyway. They ruled that his series of t...
09:47 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2019
Engadget Reno 911! is coming back as a Quibi exclusive
It looks like Punk'd isn't the only mid-aughts TV series that's coming back thanks to Quibi. Comedy Central says it's making a seventh season of Reno 911!, 10 years after the serie...
08:35 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2019
Engadget Facebook's plan to label state media is taking longer than expected
Facebook's effort to label state-backed media has hit some snags. The social network was due to start labeling outlets in November, but CNN Business found that the company clearly missed the tar...
08:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2019
Engadget Readers weigh in on what makes the OnePlus 7 Pro a worthy contender
With the release of the 7 Pro, OnePlus showed it learned from the mistakes on the 6T: The company kept everything that users loved about the previous model while addressing its most glaring issues. Se...
07:32 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2019
Engadget Magic Leap reportedly only sold 6,000 AR headsets in six months
After years of hype, it looks like reality is starting to catch up with Magic Leap. According to a report from The Information, the augmented reality startup and Silicon Valley darling only sold appro...
06:55 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2019
Engadget AI-powered Lego sorter knows the shape of every brick
For some people, rummaging through a bunch of Lego bricks is part of the fun. But if you've got an enormous collection or take on complicated builds, you probably have a system for sorting your p...
06:36 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2019
Engadget Researchers create bone-inspired 3D-printed building materials
You may not think of your bones as buildings, but researchers do. A team from Cornell University, Purdue University and Case Western Reserve University believes that by studying the internal structure...
06:29 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2019
Engadget 'Death Stranding' update will fix tiny, hard-to-read text
One of the more prevalent criticisms of Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding is that the onscreen text is often pretty small and difficult to read. Kojima Productions has been working on a fix for the ...
06:18 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2019
Engadget Bernie Sanders proposes $150 billion for public broadband improvements
Bernie Sanders has unveiled his plan for US broadband if he wins the 2020 presidential election, and it won't surprise you to hear that his strategy would focus on making high-speed internet as w...
06:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2019
Engadget The best Christmas lights
By Doug Mahoney and Thom DunnThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affi...
05:44 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2019
Engadget Podcasts can now win Pulitzer Prizes
Podcasts like S-Town, Serial and Believed aren't just enthralling, they're also great examples of hard-hitting, in-depth reporting. With that in mind, the Pulitzer Prize Board is adding a ne...
05:21 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2019
Engadget Boss wants to replace your practice amp with wireless headphones
The Boss Katana 50 is one of Engadget's favorite guitar amps. Unlike tube-based amplifiers, digital units like the Katana series can be played at low volumes without losing much tone. But even lo...
05:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2019
Engadget Facebook taught an AI the 'theory of mind'
When it comes to competitive games, AI systems have already shown they can easily mop the floor with the best humanity has to offer. But life in the real world isn't a zero sum game like poker or...
05:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2019
Engadget The best home theater gifts this holiday season
After months of thinking, curating, photographing, more thinking, we've come up with a holiday gift guide that covers all the bases (and budgets), from laptops and mobile devices, to toys, to the...
04:19 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2019
Engadget These Coca-Cola bottles use OLEDs to light up Rey and Kylo Rens lightsabers
With Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker coming out on December 20th, you're bound to see a lot of products that tie into the upcoming movie, but few will probably be as unique as these Coca-Cola bo...
04:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2019
Engadget Google Assistant will place your Dunkin' orders, finally
Google just added a handful of voice control features to Google Assistant. You can now manage notes and lists in select third-party apps, ask Assistant to search your photos, search for podcasts by to...
04:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2019
Engadget Google Assistant will place Dunkin' Donuts orders, finally
Google just added a handful of voice control features to Google Assistant. You can now manage notes and lists in select third-party apps, ask Assistant to search your photos, search for podcasts by to...
03:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2019
Engadget MIT researchers use shadows to create a video of what happens off camera
In order for self-driving cars to park themselves, they'll need to be able to see around corners. A team from MIT's CSAIL may have a new way to do that. Using video footage of shadows, they&...
02:43 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2019
Engadget Google accused of illegally firing workers to block unionization
Concerns about working conditions at Google continue to escalate, and now Reuters reports that a labor union has taken up the case of former Google employees who say they were fired after participatin...
02:30 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2019
Engadget Podcast: What Qualcomm's new chips tell us about next year's gadgets
Another year, another round of Snapdragon processors from Qualcomm. This week, Cherlynn and Devindra dive into the Snapdragon 865 and 765 to see what they tell us about next year's devices. They&...
02:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2019
Engadget The best edibles don't taste like weed
When I think about how many milligrams of cannabis I've consumed on my quest for a good-tasting edible, I imagine their little strings of THC DNA orbiting Earth at least two or three times, flipp...
01:15 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2019
Engadget Facebook sues Hong Kong company over ad fraud
Facebook has filed a lawsuit against a Hong Kong-based company and two people behind it, accusing it of tricking users into clicking bogus links to hijack their accounts. According to the social netwo...
12:30 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Spotify wrapped up 2019's music
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.2019 isn't quite over, but everyone is looking back, from YouTube to Spotify. Qualcomm's latest chip will power even more powerful mixed reality headsets...
11:55 am -05 - Fri, December 6, 2019
Engadget Google Maps may soon highlight well-lit streets for walkers
Google Maps is great for getting directions while driving and using public transport, but in the last year it has been rolling out more features focused on traveling by foot as well. Recently, the com...
11:10 am -05 - Fri, December 6, 2019
Engadget Samsungs Galaxy S11 will reportedly feature its 108-megapixel camera
The leaks regarding Samsung's upcoming flagship phone, the Galaxy S11, are coming thick and fast. Last month we saw a reported render of the device, and earlier this week we heard it may be capab...
11:10 am -05 - Fri, December 6, 2019
Engadget Samsungs Galaxy S11 will reportedly feature a 108-megapixel camera
The leaks regarding Samsung's upcoming flagship phone, the Galaxy S11, are coming thick and fast. Last month we saw a reported render of the device, and earlier this week we heard it may be capab...
10:22 am -05 - Fri, December 6, 2019
Engadget Airbnb officially bans all 'open-invite' house parties
Airbnb has confirmed that it will ban all "open-invite" house parties, the company said in a blog post. It also will provide a "clear and actionable enforcement framework" for othe...
07:57 am -05 - Fri, December 6, 2019
Engadget Upcoming 'GTA: Online' heist targets the Diamond Casino
GTA: Online's Diamond Casino &amp; Resort is set to become a more exciting place, starting on December 12th. Rockstar is rolling out The Diamond Casino Heist that day, which it describes as t...
06:11 am -05 - Fri, December 6, 2019
Engadget Riot Games is expanding 'League of Legends' universe with third-party titles
Riot Games plans to release more titles to expand the League of Legends universe, but the company won't be making those entries itself. It's teaming up with independent third-party studios u...
04:08 am -05 - Fri, December 6, 2019
Engadget The National Archives preserve JFK assassination bullets with 3D scans
The 56th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination is later this month. Early next year, you'll be able to see, in almost nauseating detail, the bullets that took his life. Th...
04:08 am -05 - Fri, December 6, 2019
Engadget NIST preserve JFK assassination bullets with 3D scans (updated)
The 56th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination was last month. Early next year, you'll be able to see, in almost nauseating detail, the bullets that took his life. The Nat...
02:38 am -05 - Fri, December 6, 2019
Engadget Uber's first safety review contains thousands of sexual assault reports
Over the last few years Uber -- among other ridesharing services -- has been accused of failing to respond adequately to reports of sexual assault and other crimes linked to those on its platform. Now...
12:50 am -05 - Fri, December 6, 2019
Engadget Qualcomm teams up with 'Pokmon Go' developer to make AR glasses
Qualcomm didn't only reveal its new and more powerful chip for extended reality headsets at the Snapdragon Tech Summit, it also announced its partnership with Niantic. The chipmaker and the Pok&a...
11:55 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2019
Engadget YouTube Music can handle gapless playback on the web and Android
Gapless music playback, the hot old-is-new feature when Spotify and Google Play Music added it on some platforms in 2012, is finally widely available to YouTube Music subscribers. Listening to playlis...
10:37 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2019
Engadget Apple brings Memoji and Animoji to its Clips video creation app
Memoji and Animoji haven't seen much outside of Messages since Apple introduced them, but you'll be able to get a bit more out of your creations. Apple is bringing them to its Clips video ap...
09:47 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2019
Engadget Amazon and the NFL team up to create a 'Digital Athlete' simulation
Amazon's AWS and the NFL plan to use AI and machine learning to protect players. The partners announced today that they'll co-develop a "Digital Athlete" platform, which will creat...
09:15 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2019
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals - Jabra Elite 85h Bluetooth headphones drop to $200
This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read Wire...
08:44 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2019
Engadget Homeland Security doesnt want Americans' airport face scans after all
Earlier this week, reports circulated that Homeland Security wanted to scan the faces of travelers, including US citizens, as they enter or leave the country. Naturally, critics raised concerns that t...
08:30 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2019
Engadget Qualcomm pushes for cheaper Snapdragon PCs with its 7c and 8c chips
Qualcomm began its effort to make Windows on Snapdragon machines with the Snapdragon 835 chipset. That was first designed to power smartphones, and the company later developed chipsets specifically fo...
07:20 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2019
Engadget Microsoft's redesigned Office mobile apps read text out loud
Microsoft just unveiled redesigned versions of its Outlook, OneDrive, Word, Excel and PowerPoint mobile apps. Designed with Microsoft's Fluent Design system, the changes are meant to "take m...
07:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2019
Engadget Qualcomm's new chipset promises better AR and VR anywhere
We still haven't gotten to the point where everyone and their mothers routinely strap on extended reality (or XR) headsets, but Qualcomm seems convinced that's what the future should look li...
06:50 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2019
Engadget 'NHL 20' adds Snoop Dogg as a commentator and playable character
EA has been letting loose a bit with NHL 20, having recently added the likes of Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowery, Minnesota Vikings' Adam Thielen and Pittsburgh Steelers' Juju Smith-Schuste...
06:20 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2019
Engadget Apple explains why the iPhone 11 is always checking your location
Security researcher Brian Krebs recently raised eyebrows when he discovered that the iPhone 11 Pro (and by extension, the iPhone 11) is constantly checking for your location, even if you've disab...
06:11 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2019
Engadget It looks like Bayonetta and Vanquish 4K remasters are coming to Xbox One
It appears that Platinum Games will release current-gen remasters of Bayonetta and Vanquish, two of the studio's most popular games, early next year on Xbox One. This week, separate listings for ...
06:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2019
Engadget YouTube's Rewind 2019 video learns from last year's mistakes
Another year is drawing to a close, and that means it's time for YouTube Rewind, which looks back over the last twelve months to highlight the platform's most popular videos....
05:36 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2019
Engadget Apple may ditch the Lightning port on a 2021 iPhone
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is known for his frequently accurate Apple predictions based at least in part on supply channel connections... and if he's on the mark this time, he might raise some eyebrows...
05:16 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2019
Engadget Google's powerful Recorder app now works on older Pixel phones
Over its last few Pixel cycles, Google has made a point of bringing some features of its most recent phone to other devices. This week, for instance, Pixel 4's live audio captioning tool expanded...
05:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2019
Engadget The best gifts for music lovers, from headphones to DJ gear
After months of thinking, curating, photographing, more thinking, we've come up with a holiday gift guide that covers all the bases (and budgets), from laptops and mobile devices, to toys, to the...
04:42 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2019
Engadget DOJ charges two Russians with using malware to steal millions
Officials are offering a $5 million reward for information that leads to the capture of Maksim Yakubets of Moscow. Yakubets is one of two Russian nationals charged with cybercrimes that resulted in te...
04:15 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2019
Engadget Are the Radeon RX 5700 and 5700 XT ideal GPUs for your gaming PC?
In the battle of graphics cards, AMD and NVIDIA have been duking it out for space in your custom-built gaming tower. With the release of the Radeon RX 5700 and 5700 XT, AMD threw down two solid mid-ra...
04:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2019
Engadget Regulators are the only ones who can save us from distracted drivers
I ride my trusty Vespa scooter all around San Francisco. In the Bay Area, it's more convenient for getting around than a car, and I can park almost anywhere. Riding on two wheels places you above...
03:41 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2019
Engadget Save up to $200 on a Surface Pro 7 or Surface Laptop 3 at Amazon
If you missed the chance to pick up a discounted laptop or 2-in-1 during Black Friday, you now have another chance to do so. Amazon continues to offer steep price cuts on Microsoft's Surface Pro ...
03:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2019
Engadget The laws protecting our data are too weak
The latest in a long line of privacy scandals happened last week, after Google was found to have been pulling unredacted data from one of America's largest healthcare providers to use in one of i...
02:33 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2019
Engadget GM and LG team up to build EV batteries in the US
In a call today with reporters, GM CEO Mary Barra announced that the company would be teaming up with LG Chem to supply battery cells for the automaker's upcoming electric vehicles including EV t...
02:23 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2019
Engadget 'Rocket League' update removes loot boxes from the game
Finally, the trend for randomized loot boxes in games is dying as publishers move away from the unpopular mechanic. As announced in today's update notes, Rocket League has changed its approach to...
02:02 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2019
Engadget Fake news can help you kill the world in 'Plague Inc.'
Strategy game Plague Inc. has been around for ages, but its makers are still working on ways to keep it relevant and interesting. The game, which sees players do their best to wipe out the world with ...
01:29 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2019
Engadget The FTC has reportedly opened a probe into Amazon's cloud business
The US Federal Trade Commission is expanding the scope of its Amazon probe to include its cloud business, according to Bloomberg. In addition to looking into the company's e-commerce business, in...
01:02 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2019
Engadget Researchers create lung 'blueprint' that could aid organ regeneration
Serious lung disease has a high rate of mortality, and the only curative treatment is a lung transplant. This is a complicated procedure that has other adverse health effects and oftentimes simply doe...
12:49 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Plex started streaming free movies and TV shows
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.In some end-of-the-year housekeeping, BMW said it will stop charging drivers for CarPlay, Craigslist finally releases an iOS app and YouTube is revealing the top v...
12:25 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2019
Engadget Apple reportedly spends big to bring Billie Eilish documentary to TV
Apple loves Billie Eilish. It didn't only name her as Artist of the Year for the first Apple Music Awards, it also reportedly paid her $25 million for the right to stream a documentary following ...
12:05 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2019
Engadget Opera's latest version gives any web page a dark mode
Tech companies and device manufacturers have long touted ways to reduce a screen's dreaded blue glare -- the light that disturbs the natural circadian rhythms of the body and affects sleep. Now, ...
11:35 am -05 - Thu, December 5, 2019
Engadget Spotify Wrapped showcases your top tracks of 2019 and the past decade
As we near the end of the year, it's fun to take a look back on what you and others have been listening to in the last 12 months, but also the last decade. Spotify has released 2019 Wrapped, its ...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, December 5, 2019
Engadget Snap teams up with Gucci on limited-edition 3D Spectacles
Snap is going all out to promote its latest Spectacles 3 AR glasses with a Gucci fashion collaboration and strange arty film by Spring Breakers director Harmony Korine. The limited edition "Spect...
08:01 am -05 - Thu, December 5, 2019
Engadget YouTube Rewind 2019 charts put 'Minecraft,' PewDiePie at the top
YouTube's annual Rewind look back is here, and while this year's video isn't live yet -- let's hope the service avoids another most-disliked debacle -- it has revealed some statist...
08:00 am -05 - Thu, December 5, 2019
Engadget Boss' SY-1000 is a synth orchestra you control with a guitar
There's more than one way to turn a guitar into a synthesizer. But Boss and Roland have always gone for the most elaborate and complicated approach. While the new SY-1000 can be played simply by ...
07:24 am -05 - Thu, December 5, 2019
Engadget Huawei sues the FCC over subsidy ban on its telecom equipment
Huawei has filed a lawsuit against the FCC, formally challenging the agency's latest action against the company. If you'll recall, the FCC recently approved an order banning carriers from us...
05:58 am -05 - Thu, December 5, 2019
Engadget Nintendo Switch Online is adding 'Star Fox 2' and Super Punch Out!!'
Nintendo brought the first batch of SNES games to its Switch Online subscribers back in September, and now it's ready to add some more, despite intentionally irregular scheduling. Star Fox 2 is o...
04:51 am -05 - Thu, December 5, 2019
Engadget The next 'Pokmon Go' event is all about evolution
Pok&eacute;mon Go is holding its first ever evolution-themed event and will be giving out items that could help you finally get that elusive species. From December 5th at 4PM until December 12th a...
03:48 am -05 - Thu, December 5, 2019
Engadget Nest Hubs will use ultrasonic sensing to display reminders and appointments
Last month Google updated the Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max so that they could use ultrasonic sensing to tell when a person is nearby. While the Hub Max includes a camera that it could already use to surf...
01:56 am -05 - Thu, December 5, 2019
Engadget Witcher card game 'Gwent' is shutting down on consoles
You're about to have one less option for card games on your console. CD Projekt Red has warned that it's shutting down Gwent on PS4 and Xbox One to focus on the PC and mobile versions. Bet...
12:35 am -05 - Thu, December 5, 2019
Engadget FCC rolls out a $9 billion fund for rural 5G connectivity
The FCC is creating a $9 billion 5G Fund to support rural high-speed connectivity. The funding is intended to help carriers deploy 5G in hard-to-serve areas, those that are sparsely populated and/or h...
11:28 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2019
Engadget Craigslist only took 11 years to make its own iOS app
Considering the App Store has been around for 11 years and Craigslist for 13 years before that, it's astonishing the bastion of online classified ads hasn't bothered to create an official, f...
10:48 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2019
Engadget Google Fiber drops its 100Mbps tier in favor of gigabit-only service
Google Fiber's main selling point has been its gigabit internet access, but there has usually been a low-cost option like the $50 100Mbps plan. However, that choice is going away. Google has an...
09:59 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2019
Engadget Twenty more women sue Lyft over 'inadequate' response to sexual assaults
More women have accused Lyft of failing to protect them against sexual assault. A group of twenty women has sued Lyft over claims they were sexually assaulted or raped when the ridesharing company le...
09:06 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2019
Engadget Microsoft may be building a disc-less next-gen Xbox after all
Just when it seemed Microsoft's plans for Project Scarlett, its next-generation Xbox console, were getting simpler, there's a new wrinkle to the narrative. According to Kotaku's Jason S...
08:28 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2019
Engadget NASA's closest-ever Sun flybys reveal how solar wind works
As promised, NASA has presented the first results from the Parker Solar Probe -- and they're already providing a treasure trove of insights regarding the Sun. Most notably, the solar wind doesn&#...
08:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2019
Engadget Serato Studio music production software is now a powerful DJ edit tool
Serato has made its name as one of the top digital DJ platforms available and I've also become fond of its recent Studio software which offers music production tools that are easily approachable....
07:39 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2019
Engadget Teenage Engineerings OP-Z companion app is now available on Android
When it came out earlier this year, there was one small omission to the otherwise excellent package that was Teenage Engineering's diminutive but powerful OP-Z synth: you couldn't use its ha...
07:20 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2019
Engadget DiGiorno and Stouffer's bring plant-based 'meat' to frozen Italian food
Nestle is expanding its plant-based 'meat' offerings to a category seldom covered in the meatless world: the frozen Italian food you buy when you'd rather not order in or start from scr...
07:09 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2019
Engadget It looks like BMW will drop its Apple CarPlay fees
For years BMW has charged customers for access to Apple CarPlay. Initially, the automaker charged a $300 lifetime fee, but this summer, it introduced a yearly subscription model at $80 per year. That ...
07:09 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2019
Engadget BMW will drop its Apple CarPlay fees (updated)
For years BMW has charged customers for access to Apple CarPlay. Initially, the automaker charged a $300 lifetime fee, but this summer, it introduced a yearly subscription model at $80 per year. That ...
07:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2019
Engadget The Snapdragon 865 will amp up camera performance early next year
It's time once again for Qualcomm to unleash a slew of new chips from its annual Tech Summit in Hawaii, and after we got a quick preview yesterday of what to expect, we're now getting the de...
07:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2019
Engadget Qualcomm's first CPU with integrated 5G is made for midrange phones
Yesterday, Qualcomm gave us a preview of the array of chips it's announcing at its Tech Summit event this week, including the new flagship Snapdragon 865 which is sure to feature in many of 2020&...
06:42 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2019
Engadget The 'Dark Crystal' tactics game arrives on February 4th
If you've been craving another Netflix-linked video game, you'll have to wait a little bit longer. BonusXP and En Masse have revealed that The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics will d...
06:24 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2019
Engadget Peloton's Fire TV app guides you through living room workouts
Peloton isn't just adding an app for your wrist -- there's now one for your living room as well. The fitness firm is releasing a Fire TV app (the exclusive app for TVs, Amazon said) to guide...
06:16 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2019
Engadget More signs point to Samsung's Galaxy S11 capturing 8K video
It'll likely be a couple of months before Samsung officially unveils the Galaxy S11, but leaks are already starting to paint a picture of what's in store for its next flagship phone. A rende...
05:53 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2019
Engadget MIT creates an AI that understands the laws of physics intuitively
We often think of artificial intelligence as a tool for automating certain tasks. But it turns out that the technology could also help give us a better understanding of ourselves. At least that's...
05:30 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2019
Engadget The best portable (and affordable) USB MIDI controllers
Whether you're a musician always on the go or just tight on space, there are plenty of reasons to pick up a portable MIDI controller.I've been on the hunt for the perfect portable and afford...
05:17 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2019
Engadget Corsairs K95 Platinum gaming keyboard is on sale for the lowest price yet
Last month, Corsair's K95 RGB Platinum gaming keyboard dropped to $130. Now, it's even cheaper. The mechanical keyboard is on sale for $110 on Amazon. That's nearly a 50-percent discoun...
05:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2019
Engadget The best kitchen and smart home gifts
After months of thinking, curating, photographing, more thinking, we've come up with a holiday gift guide that covers all the bases (and budgets), from laptops and mobile devices, to toys, to the...
04:51 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2019
Engadget Instagram now asks new users for their age
Instagram is getting more serious about curbing underage use. As of December 4th, the social network will start asking for your date of birth when you sign up, and will use the date from your Facebook...
04:36 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2019
Engadget Peloton's Apple Watch app will offer detailed metrics for indoor runs
If you're a Peloton fan, you might be pleased to learn the company has released an Apple Watch app. Though you would have already been able to view exercise data via Watch's native workout t...
04:19 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2019
Engadget Mozilla pulls four Firefox add-ons over excessive data collection
Browser security extensions aren't automatically safer -- they might even make things worse. Mozilla has pulled Avast's Online Security and SafePrice extensions for Firefox, plus their AVG-...
04:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2019
Engadget Hyperdub will release new music exclusively on a Sega Genesis cartridge
Many artists and labels are constantly exploring different methods through which to release their music beyond streaming and CDs. Some have sold USB drives featuring their tunes over the last decade o...
03:28 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2019
Engadget AT&T's giant blimp will provide network coverage to first responders
FirstNet, the nationwide broadband network for first responders being built with AT&amp;T, just added a giant blimp to its arsenal. The 55-foot aerostat, dubbed FirstNet One, is meant to hover ove...
02:47 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2019
Engadget Apple confirms shutdown issue with the 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro
Apple's MacBook Pro issues are still ongoing, as it recently issued a support document confirming an unexpected shutdown problem on the entry-level 13-inch 2019 MacBook Pro. According to MacRumor...
02:21 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2019
Engadget Uber passengers in California can 'favorite' drivers
Uber is getting some new features in California. While the favorite driver option has been live in the UK for some time, passengers in CA will, from early 2020, have the option to bookmark drivers the...
02:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2019
Engadget Pandora makes its redesigned mobile app available to everyone
Pandora started rolling out its redesigned and more personalized mobile experience in October beginning with a select few, and it's now available for all the service's users across various t...
02:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2019
Engadget Focus mode comes to Android to limit distracting apps
The big problem with owning a smartphone is that every temptation is just a finger tap away -- ooh, Twitter! -- making it hard to knuckle down on a single task. Earlier this year, Google promised to r...
02:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2019
Engadget Plex launches its free movie and TV streaming service
We've known for a while that Plex, a company best known for helping people organize their own media collection, is getting into streaming. In September, it announced that it had teamed up with Wa...
01:29 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2019
Engadget Genius sues Google for $50 million over 'stolen' song lyrics
Earlier this year Genius announced it suspected Google of copying its lyrics data -- now it's thrown its weight behind a lawsuit accusing the company of exactly that. According to Genius, lyric l...
01:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2019
Engadget Motorola's bezel-free One Hyper has a 32-megapixel pop-up selfie camera
Lenovo-owned Motorola has unveiled the One Hyper, an ambitious mid-range phone with a near bezel-free display and some pretty nice camera features. It packs a 32-megapixel, pop-up front camera that de...
12:45 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2019
Engadget Tesla Model X and Porsche Taycan score 5-star rating in EU safety test
If safety ratings are a major criteria for you when it comes to choosing a car, your best bet is probably an EV. Tesla's Model X has just received a 5-star safety rating from the European New Car...
12:36 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Sundar Pichai takes over as CEO of Google and Alphabet
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.This morning, there's a change in leadership at Google's parent company, and Qualcomm has given us an idea of what to expect in next year's phones. ...
12:01 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2019
Engadget The Nintendo Switch finally launches in China on December 10th
As expected, Nintendo will officially launch the Switch console in China on December 10th in partnership with Tencent. It will sell as a bundle for 2,099 yuan ($298) with a copy of New Super Mario Bro...
11:00 am -05 - Wed, December 4, 2019
Engadget Ford will turn McDonald's used coffee bean husks into car parts
Ford and McD's have teamed up for a project, but you don't have to worry about seeing any vehicles emblazoned with the fast food chain's famous logo. The two corporations are working to...
10:31 am -05 - Wed, December 4, 2019
Engadget Amazon unveils a portable battery-powered Echo
Amazon hasn't built a portable Echo device since the little-loved Tap, but that situation has now changed. The retail giant has unveiled the Echo Input (Portable Smart Speaker Edition) exclusivel...
09:15 am -05 - Wed, December 4, 2019
Engadget Google's Live Captions come to the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3A
Google has rolled out Live Caption to the Pixel 3 and the 3a like it promised back in October. The tech giant debuted the feature, which enables captions for all audio in real-time on your device, at ...
08:02 am -05 - Wed, December 4, 2019
Engadget Jay-Z's music is back on Spotify after two years away
In 2017, Tidal owner Jay-Z removed his music from several competing streaming services. While much of his catalog returned to some of them, like Apple Music, pretty quickly, it hasn't been on the...
06:06 am -05 - Wed, December 4, 2019
Engadget Google Disability Support is more accessible with sign language specialists
Google is now ready to offer live help for accessibility features regardless of your hearing. The search firm now offers Disability Support through American Sign Language, letting you troubleshoot th...
04:51 am -05 - Wed, December 4, 2019
Engadget Google Stadia's Assistant button starts working in 'early access'
When Google unveiled Stadia, its cloud-based streaming games platform, it showed off a button on the controller that linked directly to its Google Assistant AI helper. The idea is that players will be...
02:56 am -05 - Wed, December 4, 2019
Engadget Firefox gets picture-in-picture video playback on Windows
One of the hardest things to do while multitasking is watching a video. Even if you open a clip in a new window, you often have to keep moving it around your screen so it's not blocked by all the...
02:12 am -05 - Wed, December 4, 2019
Engadget 'Firewatch' team pauses its next game to work on Valve titles
Did you get nervous when multiple former Campo Santo developers pulled mentions of In the Valley of Gods from their Twitter profiles? Your trepidation might have been justified, although it's no...
01:09 am -05 - Wed, December 4, 2019
Engadget Ford GoRide Health shifts to autonomy and shuts down in five cities
It seemed like things were going well for Ford's GoRide Health, a service that offered non-emergency transportation to hospitals and other health care facilities. This spring, it outlined a plan ...
12:08 am -05 - Wed, December 4, 2019
Engadget Google announces the top Play Store downloads of 2019
Google just revealed the year's most downloaded apps, movies, TV shows and books on the company's Play Store, as well as users' and editors' favorite picks. But with Call of Duty a...
11:17 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2019
Engadget Formula E will be elevated to World Championship status for 2020
As much as Formula E has grown, it still plays second fiddle to Formula 1. It's about to get more legitimacy going forward, though. The FIA is granting World Championship status to the electric...
10:36 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2019
Engadget Google's next chat service is... Photos
One of the best things about Google+ (RIP) was its engrossing photography community, where people from far and wide shared and discussed their images. Google's stab at a social network might be d...
09:48 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2019
Engadget Larry Page and Sergey Brin give Sundar Pichai control of Alphabet and Google
Google's co-founders are taking a backseat. Alphabet has announced that Larry Page and Sergey Brin are stepping down as the respective CEO and President of the company, with Google CEO Sundar Pi...
08:19 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2019
Engadget The next season of 'Destiny 2' returns to Mercury and Osiris
Now that the first season of Destiny 2: Shadowkeep is over, what's next? A trip down memory lane, in more ways than one. Bungie has teased what to expect when the Season of Dawn starts on Decem...
08:04 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2019
Engadget Bloodhounds supersonic car hit 628 mph in under a minute
Not long ago, the Bloodhound supersonic car was on the brink of bankruptcy, and the project came close to shutting down altogether. But after test runs at the Hakskeen Pan dry lake bed race track in S...
08:04 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2019
Engadget Bloodhounds supersonic car hit 628MPH in under a minute
Not long ago, the Bloodhound supersonic car was on the brink of bankruptcy, and the project came close to shutting down altogether. But after test runs at the Hakskeen Pan dry lake bed race track in S...
07:20 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2019
Engadget Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon chips include two with built-in 5G
Qualcomm just outlined the performance landscape for many of 2020's Android phones -- the company has introduced the Snapdragon 865, 765 and gaming-oriented 765G. They should all improve perform...
07:06 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2019
Engadget Red Dead Online players can soon set up a bootlegging business
Red Dead Online players can test their luck as moonshiners beginning Friday, December 13th. Rockstar Games is adding a new moonshiner role (aka Frontier Pursuit), which will let you set up a bootleggi...
06:50 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2019
Engadget Qualcomm's larger in-screen fingerprint sensor could seriously improve security
Qualcomm took a different approach from the rest of the smartphone industry last year when it announced its 3D Sonic in-display fingerprint sensor. Instead of relying on an optical image of your finge...
06:36 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2019
Engadget Enhanced 'Persona 5 Royal' comes to the US March 31st
Persona 5 fans in Japan have had a little over a month to delve into an expanded version of the title after it debuted there at the end of October. It was always going to be the case that fans elsewhe...
06:27 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2019
Engadget Dragon platformer EarthNight is out today on Switch, PC, Mac and iOS
EarthNight made waves when it was revealed at in 2015. The endless runner mixes hand-drawn visuals with catchy chiptune music and old-school sound effects, resulting in a game that could please both t...
06:02 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2019
Engadget Microsoft's Seeing AI app helps the blind in five more languages
Microsoft's Seeing AI has been helpful for describing objects and text to the blind, but there's been a key problem: it has only been available in English, making it a non-starter if you don...
05:32 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2019
Engadget Sony brings AirPlay 2 and HomeKit to more high-end TVs
Earlier this year, Sony announced that some of its higher-end TVs would add support for Apple's AirPlay 2 and HomeKit protocols. Now, Sony is bringing that support to more TVs....
05:15 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2019
Engadget Amazon plans three solar power projects in the US and Spain
Amazon continues to face criticism for its lack of environmental commitments, but it's making at least some strides toward reducing its impact on the planet. The internet giant has unveiled plan...
05:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2019
Engadget The best laptops and 2-in-1s this holiday season
After months of thinking, curating, photographing, more thinking, we've come up with a holiday gift guide that covers all the bases (and budgets), from laptops and mobile devices, to toys, to the...
04:42 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2019
Engadget Amazon says Cyber Monday was its biggest shopping day ever
You probably bought something on Amazon this weekend; the online retailer had plenty of alluring Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals across technology, toys and home goods. So many people took advanta...
04:14 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2019
Engadget X-ray lasers can spot elusive electron motion
Scientists can track the movements of an atom's nucleus relatively easily, but electrons have proven elusive -- they move so fast that they tend to be reduced to blurs. Now, however, those moveme...
03:59 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2019
Engadget Fired Google employees will file federal labor charges against the company
Four Google employees fired last week say they were let go for engaging in protected labor organizing, and that they plan to fight back. In a letter shared today, they say they're filing unfair l...
03:12 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2019
Engadget Ring gave police a detailed map of area doorbell installations
Police departments partnered with Amazon's Ring security service had access to maps that revealed where Ring video doorbells were located, CNET reports. While Amazon has said police do not have a...
03:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2019
Engadget The Mercedes GLS is an exciting SUV (but you wouldn't know by looking at it)
The old adage, "jack of all trades, master of none" is generally considered a warning against trying to be or do many things. But, that didn't dissuade Mercedes-Benz from giving the 202...
02:43 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2019
Engadget Take a look inside the original PlayStation on its 25th anniversary
If you're a gamer of a certain age (cough), you're about to feel very old. Sony released the original PlayStation 25 years ago on December 3rd, 1994, and iFixit has marked the occasion by t...
02:30 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2019
Engadget What we're listening to: Sturgill Simpson and 'Chase Darkness with Me'
In this installment of our audio IRL, senior editor Andrew Tarantola's affinity for anime leads him to an unlikely musical discovery. Senior editor Jessica Conditt is addicted to true crime podca...
02:13 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2019
Engadget Netflix reveals more details about its social media-themed series 'Clickbait'
When Netflix shared that it was working on a new series entitled Clickbait, it was clear that the show would delve into the dangers of social networking and how people portray themselves online, but t...
02:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2019
Engadget Reebok's new performance shoe is made from plants
Reebok is expanding its efforts in sustainability by launching a plant-based performance shoe. The Forever Floatride Grow uses natural materials in place of petroleum-based plastics and should help pr...
01:40 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2019
Engadget Facebook built a bot to help staff deflect awkward questions from relatives
If you think your dinners over the holiday period are awkward, spare a thought for Facebook employees who face a grilling from family members about the social media giant's disastrous reputation....
01:27 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2019
Engadget Sonys stellar WF-1000XM3 wireless earbuds are under $200 at Amazon
Sony's WF-1000XM3 are still the best true wireless earbuds, even though they debuted a few months ago. The combination of great sound quality and powerful noise cancellation put these ahead of th...
01:25 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2019
Engadget NASA set to reveal findings from its Parker Solar Probe tomorrow
NASA is ready to present its first findings from the Parker Solar Probe mission and will reveal what it has discovered to the public on December 4th. The probe flew closer to the sun -- three times --...
01:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2019
Engadget Amazon Prime arrives on cable-provided TiVo boxes
There's no such thing as regular ol' TV anymore. There's cable and satellite, and a seemingly endless selection of streaming services and content platforms, so clicking around your opti...
12:45 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Apple breaks out its 'best' apps of 2019
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.After a weekend of deal hunting, it's time to get back to news, and Apple is ready to take a victory lap by highlighting some of the best apps released on its...
12:17 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2019
Engadget Studio Ghibli's entire catalog will soon be available to buy digitally
Esteemed Japanese animation company Studio Ghibli's movies will finally be available for digital download. The studio's animated catalogue includes classics like Spirited Away, Princess Mono...
11:45 am -05 - Tue, December 3, 2019
Engadget Amazon offers quantum computing on its AWS servers
Quantum computing is arguably the next major milestone for tech companies, but unless you're the likes of Google or IBM, it's a fairly costly endeavor. But Amazon -- which up until now has b...
11:15 am -05 - Tue, December 3, 2019
Engadget Putin signs law requiring Russian apps on smartphones, TVs and PCs
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed legislation that bans the sale of smartphones, computers and Smart TVs without Russian apps pre-installed. The law will come into force on July 1st of next ...
10:37 am -05 - Tue, December 3, 2019
Engadget Apple's first Music Awards will be headlined by Billie Eilish
Not long after Spotify announced its upcoming music awards show, Apple has done the same. The Apple Music Awards is a "celebration of the best and boldest musicians of 2019 and the enormous impac...
09:36 am -05 - Tue, December 3, 2019
Engadget Facebook's latest big Twitch steal is 'Smash Bros.' streamer ZeRo
You can add Gonzalo "ZeRo" Barrios, one of the most popular Smash Bros. players, to the list of high-profile Twitch streamers who recently jumped ship. ZeRo has entered an exclusive streamin...
08:20 am -05 - Tue, December 3, 2019
Engadget Riot Games pays $10 million to settle gender discrimination lawsuit
In August, Riot Games settled a class action lawsuit over gender discrimination and its sexist culture, though details of the settlement weren't clear. Now according to new court documents seen b...
06:58 am -05 - Tue, December 3, 2019
Engadget NASA photos show the crash site of India's Vikram lunar lander
In September India lost contact with its Vikram lander just a mile above the Moon's surface, and now NASA has confirmed photos taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter show where it impacted. Th...
05:01 am -05 - Tue, December 3, 2019
Engadget Apple highlights some of the best (and most popular) apps of 2019
As expected, Apple's event today wasn't about heralding any new hardware -- it was about shining some light on some of the year's standout apps. (If Android is more your thing, expect G...
02:58 am -05 - Tue, December 3, 2019
Engadget What's on TV: 'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' and 'Silicon Valley'
This weekend, Silicon Valley ends its run on HBO after six seasons lampooning tech culture. This is also the week that you can get Game of Thrones on Blu-ray either as a Complete Series or just season...
01:11 am -05 - Tue, December 3, 2019
Engadget Apple loses bid to stop class action lawsuit over MacBook keyboards
Apple will have to face a class action lawsuit over faulty MacBook keyboards. Federal Judge Edward Davila has tossed out Apple's attempt to dismiss a suit accusing the company of not only hiding...
12:10 am -05 - Tue, December 3, 2019
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Buds are on sale for $624
Amazon has dropped the price of its Samsung Galaxy bundle to $624. The package includes a Galaxy S10 (unlocked with 128 GB in Prism black), Galaxy Buds and a $50 Amazon gift card. Valued at $1,078, th...
11:53 pm -05 - Mon, December 2, 2019
Engadget Homeland Security wants airport face scans for US citizens
Homeland Security is joining the ranks of government agencies pushing for wider use of facial recognition for US travelers. The department has proposed that US citizens, not just visa holders and vis...
10:44 pm -05 - Mon, December 2, 2019
Engadget iPad Pro and MacBook Pro could switch to mini LED displays in late 2020
Never mind Apple expanding the use of OLED in its devices -- it may go one step further with its future hardware. Well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (who has a reputation for largely accurate Apple pred...
09:57 pm -05 - Mon, December 2, 2019
Engadget YouTube changes rules on violent game content to match movies and TV
YouTube is making a significant change in how it will moderate content that shows video game violence. Starting today, the company says it will treat "scripted or simulated" violence in game...
09:02 pm -05 - Mon, December 2, 2019
Engadget Facebook is facing an EU investigation over data collection
Google isn't the only tech giant facing an investigation from European Union antitrust regulators over data collection and monetization. The European Commission has Facebook in its sights too....
08:26 pm -05 - Mon, December 2, 2019
Engadget Spotifys Sleep Timer is coming to the iPhone today
Starting today, iOS users can fall asleep to their Spotify playlists without having their rest disturbed later. Spotify Sleep Timer -- which has been available on the Android version of the app since ...
08:08 pm -05 - Mon, December 2, 2019
Engadget Lil Bub, the internets favorite smooshed-face cat, has died
If you needed any more evidence that we are in fact living in the worst possible timeline, here it is: Lil Bub, one of the world's favorite internet-famous cats, has died. Her human dad, Mike Bri...
07:54 pm -05 - Mon, December 2, 2019
Engadget Twitter introduces a Privacy Center to keep users informed
Today, Twitter launched a Privacy Center, where it will share announcements, new privacy products and communication about inevitable security incidents. "By using Twitter, you've shown us th...
07:12 pm -05 - Mon, December 2, 2019
Engadget Amazon created a musical keyboard to help developers learn about AI
Amazon has just announced AWS DeepComposer, what the company claims is the world's first machine-learning enabled musical keyboard. In practice, the actual device is a lot simpler than Amazon...
06:56 pm -05 - Mon, December 2, 2019
Engadget 'Super Mario Maker 2' update adds Link from The Legend of Zelda
Super Mario Maker 2 level creators will have a few more tools to play with when the 2.0 update for the Nintendo Switch game drops Thursday. The biggest addition this time around is Link of Legend of Z...
06:37 pm -05 - Mon, December 2, 2019
Engadget Transit's Apple Watch app returns after two-year hiatus
More than a few well-known developers pulled their Apple Watch apps in the past couple of years due to technical obstacles or just a lack of interest, but one of those apps has come roaring back. As ...
06:18 pm -05 - Mon, December 2, 2019
Engadget Apple, Google and Microsoft sign letter backing Paris Agreement
The Trump administration may already be pulling the US out of the Paris Agreement, but a large chunk of the tech industry wants the country to stay in... with some glaring exceptions. The CEOs of many...
05:21 pm -05 - Mon, December 2, 2019
Engadget Millions of text messages were carelessly exposed by a marketing firm
Yet another exposed database has left public data out in the open, and this time it affects something you might use often: the systems businesses use to text you for appointments. Researchers at vpnMe...
05:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 2, 2019
Engadget The best accessories to buy the geek who has everything
After months of thinking, curating, photographing, more thinking, we've come up with a holiday gift guide that covers all the bases (and budgets), from laptops and mobile devices, to toys, to the...
04:43 pm -05 - Mon, December 2, 2019
Engadget Apple now owns Intel's mobile modem business
Intel completed its sale of the "majority" of the company's smartphone modem business to Apple today. The deal -- which was announced in July -- is valued at $1 billion, though Intel cl...
04:25 pm -05 - Mon, December 2, 2019
Engadget Amazon AI generates medical records from patient-doctor conversations
Amazon believes its latest Web Services tool will help doctors spend more time with their patients. The tool, called Amazon Transcribe Medical, allows doctors to easily transcribe patient conversation...
04:04 pm -05 - Mon, December 2, 2019
Engadget A new blood test could indicate multiple conditions with one sample
A new blood test could use a single plasma sample to assess health and predict the likelihood of developing a range of diseases. Thanks to Theranos, this may sound familiar, but unlike that debacle, t...
04:03 pm -05 - Mon, December 2, 2019
Engadget Lunaz is electrifying beautiful but unreliable classic cars
Few would question the beauty of classic cars from the 1950s and 60s. Unfortunately, these vehicles are increasingly rare on British roads as they fall into disrepair or become a treasured possession ...
03:46 pm -05 - Mon, December 2, 2019
Engadget Get a PS4 Pro and three of its best games for $300 on Amazon
Console deals are everywhere this time of year, but some are better than most. Amazon is offering a PlayStation 4 Pro "Only On PlayStation" bundle with God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn and Spi...
03:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 2, 2019
Engadget How to set up a phone or tablet for a child
The days of simply remembering to buy some AA batteries are over. Parents now spend more time in the lead-up to Christmas and birthdays performing system updates and charging controllers than wrapping...
02:56 pm -05 - Mon, December 2, 2019
Engadget T-Mobile's 5G network goes live ahead of schedule
Last month, T-Mobile promised its 5G network would go live in 5,000 cities and towns on December 6th -- if its merger with Sprint went through. That deal is not yet final, but today, a few days ahead ...
02:20 pm -05 - Mon, December 2, 2019
Engadget Millions of text messages were carelessly exposed by a marketing firm
Yet another exposed database has left public data out in the open, and this time it affects something you might use often: the systems businesses use to text you for appointments. Researchers at vpnM...
02:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 2, 2019
Engadget Oculus Go is on sale for $120 at Amazon for Cyber Monday
Did you pass on the Oculus Go's discounted Black Friday price because it was still a little too dear? Your patience is being rewarded. Amazon is selling the stand-alone VR headset for $120 on C...
01:30 pm -05 - Mon, December 2, 2019
Engadget Engadget readers can get DJI's Osmo Action 4K for just $249
We called DJI's Osmo Action 4K camera "a worthy rival" to GoPro's Hero 7 Black, missing only a few options like a GPS, editing and social features. The action cam is available toda...
01:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 2, 2019
Engadget Get $750 off Dell's loaded Alienware m15 gaming laptop
It took Dell long enough to make a thin and light gaming laptop, but the Alienware m15 was worth the wait. While it's a bit chunkier than rival models at 18mm and 4.8 pounds, the latest m15 model...
12:38 pm -05 - Mon, December 2, 2019
Engadget Apple's tap-and-go Express payments come to London public transport
Paying for daily necessities using your phone might feel like the future, but the reality can sometimes be slower as mobile payments require authentication that can take time to approve. To combat thi...
12:07 pm -05 - Mon, December 2, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: 'E.T.' returns to help sell Comcast services
Hey, good morning!Welcome back to Cyber Monday, which already sounds far too dated to be used in 2019. As stores wring the last tenuous bargains and discounts from old stock today, the long weekend is...
11:31 am -05 - Mon, December 2, 2019
Engadget Facebook's new data tool lets you transfer your media to Google Photos
Facebook users will soon get more control over their data, with the introduction of a tool that lets them bulk export their media, rather than having to save and re-upload things one by one....
11:00 am -05 - Mon, December 2, 2019
Engadget Get a year of Disney for $10 less on Cyber Monday
If you're on the fence about whether to get a Disney+ subscription with access to all the Star Wars movies, Marvel's Cinematic Universe, The Mandalorian and a lot more, now might be the time...
09:55 am -05 - Mon, December 2, 2019
Engadget Chinese companies want to help shape global facial recognition standards
The use of facial recognition technology is continuing to expand, despite concerns about its accuracy and fairness and about how it could be used by governments to spy on people. These concerns have b...
07:42 am -05 - Mon, December 2, 2019
Engadget Europe's space agency approves the Hera anti-asteroid mission
European ministers in charge of the ESA space agency have approved Hera, a mission that will test whether deflection could save humanity from a rogue asteroid. During the $320 million mission, ESA and...
04:07 am -05 - Mon, December 2, 2019
Engadget Astronomers find stellar black hole so large it shouldn't exist
Just because there's a picture of a black hole doesn't mean astronomers have figured out how they work. Chinese-led researchers have detected a stellar black hole in the Milky Way with a ma...
02:01 am -05 - Mon, December 2, 2019
Engadget China now requires face scans to sign up for phone service
China is as determined as ever to link real identities to the digital world. As of December 1st, anyone signing up for a new cellphone or cellular data contract is required to not only show their nati...
12:40 am -05 - Mon, December 2, 2019
Engadget TCL's 65-inch 6 Series 4K TV drops to $700 at Best Buy
TV deals are everywhere during the Cyber Monday period, but this is one you might want to consider. Best Buy is selling a 65-inch version of TCL's latest 6 Series TV (the R625) for $700 during t...
11:20 pm -05 - Sun, December 1, 2019
Engadget Australia rolls out AI cameras to spot drivers using their phones
Phone use while driving remains a problem in many parts of the world, in no small part due to the difficulty of enforcing laws. How do you catch someone in the act? Australian police might not have ...
09:57 pm -05 - Sun, December 1, 2019
Engadget Target Cyber Monday deals include a $230 iPad and a $50 Instant Pot
It used to be that Cyber Monday deals were the consolation prizes for those that missed Black Friday, but that doesn't appear to be the case at Target. It's already running a Cyber Monday s...
09:44 pm -05 - Sun, December 1, 2019
Engadget Tesla Cybertruck will join Dubai's eclectic police fleet
Dubai's police force is well-known for incorporating supercars and other oddities into its fleet, but its latest might be the most eccentric to date. The law enforcement agency has revealed that...
08:29 pm -05 - Sun, December 1, 2019
Engadget Crypto expert arrested for allegedly helping North Korea evade sanctions
North Korea has long been accused of using cryptocurrency to avoid sanctions, but the US is now accusing a man of giving the country some help American law enforcement has arrested crypto expert and ...
07:15 pm -05 - Sun, December 1, 2019
Engadget Nearly 40 percent of online Black Friday purchases were made with phones
Did you get your Black Friday shopping done while you were waiting in line for coffee? You definitely weren't the only one. Adobe shopping data indicates that 39 percent of online Black Friday ...
06:00 pm -05 - Sun, December 1, 2019
Engadget Cheap, great HDMI cables
By Geoffrey MorrisonThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate com...
04:30 pm -05 - Sun, December 1, 2019
Engadget After Math: All the Black Friday deals we slept through
Between the hellish travel conditions (looking at you, Colorado), consuming a week's worth of calories in a single sitting, scrubbing the mountains of resulting dirty dishware and getting stuck l...
09:35 am -05 - Sun, December 1, 2019
Engadget Comcast revives 'E.T.' to hawk cable and internet service
Tech companies often like to mine nostalgia for a few quick bucks, but Comcast is probably pushing that emotional exploitation a little too far. The telecom has posted a short film that reunites E.T....
03:45 am -05 - Sun, December 1, 2019
Engadget Apple offers three-month News trials through Black Friday weekend
Apple Music has long had three-month free trials, but what if you want to give News+ a similar dry run? You can -- but only if you act quickly. Apple is offering a three-month trial to News+ to Amer...
01:48 am -05 - Sun, December 1, 2019
Engadget Twitter bans House candidate who suggested Ilhan Omar should be hanged
Twitter may be reluctant to crack down on politicians' tweets, but it still has its limits -- and one political candidate may have crossed the line. The social media giant has permanently banned ...
12:29 am -05 - Sun, December 1, 2019
Engadget EU investigates Google data collection practices
No, European antitrust regulators still aren't done looking into Google's practices. The European Commission told Reuters in a statement that it's conducting a "preliminary invest...
11:10 pm -05 - Sat, November 30, 2019
Engadget Strawberry-flavored HIV medicine could save thousands of children
There are roughly 80,000 babies and toddlers who die of AIDS every year, and that's partly due to the difficulty of administering the medicine. It can be extremely difficult for a toddler to swa...
09:52 pm -05 - Sat, November 30, 2019
Engadget TunnelBear discounts a year of VPN service to $50
If you're concerned about the privacy of your internet access or just want to access foreign content like you're a local, a VPN can help -- and thankfully, you might not have to pay early to...
07:35 pm -05 - Sat, November 30, 2019
Engadget Facebook labels a post as false to obey Singapore misinformation law
Facebook has voluntarily labeled fake news and other misinformation for a while, but in Singapore it now doesn't have much choice. The social site has labeled a November 23rd post as containing ...
06:16 pm -05 - Sat, November 30, 2019
Engadget Apple will take a 'deeper look' at disputed borders in Maps
Apple might just rethink its approach to disputed borders following its change to Crimea for Russian users. A spokeswoman told the BBC in a statement that Apple would have a "deeper look" a...
05:00 pm -05 - Sat, November 30, 2019
Engadget Battle of the smart screens: Lenovo and Amazon's latest compared
Amazon's Echo Show was the only smart display on the market in 2017, but fast forward a couple years later and devices like these have become ubiquitous. Much of that is due to competition from t...
03:30 pm -05 - Sat, November 30, 2019
Engadget Ask Engadget: How can I make a gift card feel more personal?
The support shared among readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community. Over the years, we've known you to offer sage advice on everything from Ch...
02:45 pm -05 - Sat, November 30, 2019
Engadget The Morning After: Black Friday forever (or at least all weekend)
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to (more of) your weekend! While deal hunters should keep looking here for some of the best offers available this weekend -- yes, the Instant Pot is on s...
02:00 pm -05 - Sat, November 30, 2019
Engadget Engadget readers can save on iRobot Roomba i7 vacuums
If the price of vacuum robots has kept you away from the tech, we may be able to help. We've partnered with Wellbots to provide Engadget readers with an exclusive discount on iRobot's high-e...
01:00 pm -05 - Sat, November 30, 2019
Engadget LG Gram 17 review: The oversized thin-and-light no one asked for
Apple's MacBook Pro 16-inch may be big, but there's a bigger laptop in town. Okay, so there are plenty of bigger laptops around, but the LG Gram 17 is not only larger, but it's also muc...
05:00 am -05 - Sat, November 30, 2019
Engadget Save $100 on the Sonos Play:5 on Cyber Monday
In addition to Black Friday discounts on home theater speakers, Sonos is offering Cyber Monday deals that music lovers will appreciate....
04:39 am -05 - Sat, November 30, 2019
Engadget 'Project Cars' developer bought by racing sim giant Codemasters
There's mixed feelings for racing game fans this week as publisher Codemasters announced it will purchase Slightly Mad Studios, the developer of the Project Cars series. Codemasters will pay $30 ...
03:23 am -05 - Sat, November 30, 2019
Engadget Fujifilm X-T3 camera update adds advanced gimbal controls
Fujifilm's X-T3 is shockingly good at video while also being a pretty lightweight mirrorless camera, so it makes a lot of sense to stick it on a gimbal. Thanks to an upcoming firmware update, it&...
02:22 am -05 - Sat, November 30, 2019
Engadget Everything in our holiday gift guide that's on sale for Black Friday
The best way to shop on Black Friday is to know what you're looking for. In our case, that means focusing on brands we know our readers love and scouting for deals on products we've recently...
01:32 am -05 - Sat, November 30, 2019
Engadget Ableton Live 10 is 25 percent off through Cyber Monday
If you're starting to feel constrained by GarageBand or the free software that came with your MIDI controller, it might be time to upgrade. And you might want to consider Ableton, which has disco...