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10:30 pm -05 - Fri, February 28, 2020
Engadget Galaxy S20 Ultra review: Impressive but impractical
The first major phones of the year are here, and Samsung is being its usual ambitious self. The company unleashed a trio of new flagships in its S20 series and for the first time, it introduced a soup...
10:13 pm -05 - Fri, February 28, 2020
Engadget Facebook removes Discover tab in Messenger to simplify chat
Do you spend your days browsing Facebook Messenger's Discover tab for bands, games and chatbots? No? You're not alone -- and Facebook is doing something about it. The social network has c...
09:13 pm -05 - Fri, February 28, 2020
Engadget Apple blocks Clearview AI's iPhone app
Won't someone just let Clearview AI invade our privacy in peace? After having its full client list stolen and leaked on the internet, the controversial facial recognition startup is now in hot wa...
09:10 pm -05 - Fri, February 28, 2020
Engadget YouTubes appeal process is largely ineffective
YouTube's latest transparency report suggests its appeals process is failing creators. Last quarter, YouTube removed 5.9 million videos from the platform. It received just 108,779 appeals, but it...
08:19 pm -05 - Fri, February 28, 2020
Engadget IBM and Microsoft support the Vaticans guidelines for ethical AI
IBM and Microsoft have signed the Vatican's "Rome Call for AI Ethics," a pledge to develop artificial intelligence in a way that protects all people and the planet, Financial Times repo...
08:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 28, 2020
Engadget Coronavirus bursts Big Techs bubble
Virus enthusiasts from all over the world converged in San Francisco this week for America's largest security event: RSA Conference 2020.Before it began, fourteen companies withdrew from RSAC ove...
07:38 pm -05 - Fri, February 28, 2020
Engadget FCC proposes token fines for carriers that sold phone location data
The rumors were true: the FCC wants to fine major carriers for their approach to selling phone location data. The regulator has proposed a total of $208 million in fines against the top four US carrie...
07:02 pm -05 - Fri, February 28, 2020
Engadget Google may add free trials and YouTube streaming to Stadia soon
At this point, it's safe to say Google's Stadia streaming service hasn't had the smoothest launch. Between missing features and less than stellar performance, the platform is, at the mo...
06:47 pm -05 - Fri, February 28, 2020
Engadget 'Animal Crossing: New Horizons' has more customization options than ever
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is one of Nintendo's most anticipated games of 2020. We've seen plenty of the game's content from Nintendo Direct streams, but this weekend, fans are getti...
06:29 pm -05 - Fri, February 28, 2020
Engadget Amazon is the next to pull out of GDC over coronavirus fears
The annual Game Developers Conference just lost another big-name tech company due to coronavirus worries. Amazon Web Services has pulled out of the 2020 show in response to "continued concerns o...
06:29 pm -05 - Fri, February 28, 2020
Engadget Amazon is the latest to pull out of GDC over coronavirus fears
The annual Game Developers Conference just lost another big-name tech company due to coronavirus worries. Amazon Web Services has pulled out of the 2020 show in response to "continued concerns ov...
05:23 pm -05 - Fri, February 28, 2020
Engadget Etsy's new ad policy could force more fees on merchants
Etsy is once again in hot water for its latest attempt to boost sales. This week, the company introduced a new "risk-free" offsite advertising service in which it plans to enroll some of its...
05:12 pm -05 - Fri, February 28, 2020
Engadget Professional 'League of Legends' is trying to work around the coronavirus
A little more than a month ago, one of the biggest esports leagues in the world -- the League of Legends Pro League (LPL) in China -- was forced to go on hiatus due to the coronavirus outbreak. Unders...
05:12 pm -05 - Fri, February 28, 2020
Engadget Professional 'League of Legends' is trying to work around the coronavirus
A little more than a month ago, one of the biggest esports leagues in the world -- the League of Legends Pro League (LPL) in China -- was forced to go on hiatus due to the coronavirus outbreak. Unders...
05:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 28, 2020
Engadget Facebooks 3D photos no longer require portrait mode
Facebook's 3D photos are now available to a lot more people. The feature, first introduced in 2018, adds a 3D effect so image subjects appear to "move" independently of the background a...
04:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 28, 2020
Engadget How to buy a mirrorless camera lens in 2020
If you've decided to take the plunge and buy a new mirrorless camera, possibly ditching your DSLR, you now have another decision: What lenses do you need? That decision could have a large impact ...
03:24 pm -05 - Fri, February 28, 2020
Engadget Twitter verified a fake congressional candidate created by a teenager
Andrew Walz isn't a real person. A high school student from upstate New York created the fake congressional candidate -- complete with website, AI-generated photograph and Twitter account -- to t...
03:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 28, 2020
Engadget How much would you pay for the fabled Nintendo PlayStation prototype?
You have until March 6th to try and nab a working Nintendo PlayStation prototype -- one of the rarest relics of lost gaming history -- and it'll only cost you a few hundred thousand dollars. The ...
02:30 pm -05 - Fri, February 28, 2020
Engadget Engadget Podcast: Reviewing Samsung's Galaxy S20 Ultra
This week, it's all about Samsung's chonky boi, the Galaxy S20 Ultra. Cherlynn gives us a preview of her review for the new flagship phone -- including its 5G performance in NYC and its &quo...
02:02 pm -05 - Fri, February 28, 2020
Engadget Hillary Clinton is launching her own podcast
Hillary Clinton is launching her own podcast. The former Senator and US secretary of state has teamed up with iHeartMedia, confirming an earlier report from Politico. It's yet another example of ...
01:02 pm -05 - Fri, February 28, 2020
Engadget Amazon's 'Tales from the Loop' trailer is a moving Stlenhag painting
Amazon has revealed that Prime Video's upcoming sci-fi series Tales from the Loop will premiere on April 3rd -- and it has bundled that announcement with a trailer. The eight-episode show is base...
12:41 pm -05 - Fri, February 28, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: Meeting Citron's tiny two-seater EV
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.These days, the internet community experience centers around social networking apps. But some of us recall the old days when it was weird to talk to strangers onli...
12:15 pm -05 - Fri, February 28, 2020
Engadget The rise of cloud computing has had a smaller climate impact than feared
As more and more gargantuan data centers come on line, environmentalists have been concerned about massive increases in electricity consumption and pollution. However, according to a new study publish...
11:20 am -05 - Fri, February 28, 2020
Engadget Geneva Motor Show canceled over coronavirus fears
Like Mobile World Conference and Facebook's F8, the 2020 Geneva Motor Show has been definitively canceled and will not take place this year. The Swiss government has imposed a ban on public gathe...
10:48 am -05 - Fri, February 28, 2020
Engadget Vivos new concept phone comes with a 'gimbal camera'
Now that we're well into 2020, it's about time Vivo gave us its annual update on the APEX concept line which, in its past two generations, had given us a taste of what was to come in the sma...
09:29 am -05 - Fri, February 28, 2020
Engadget BMW's teases its iNext prototype EV during a hot-weather test
BMW plans to have a million EVs on the road by the end of 2021 and one of the key vehicles is in that plan is the iNext crossover. The automaker has teased new images of a camouflaged iNext test mule ...
06:14 am -05 - Fri, February 28, 2020
Engadget Senate approves $1 billion budget to help rural carriers replace Huawei gear
The US Senate has unanimously approved a bill that would give rural carriers access to a $1 billion fund meant to help them remove and replace Huawei gear. According to The Wall Street Journal and Tec...
03:44 am -05 - Fri, February 28, 2020
Engadget Citron's new EV is a tiny two-seater that only costs $22 a month
Citro&euml;n has launched a new electric vehicle that's a tiny car and an enclosed scooter at the same time. It's called the "Ami," a two-seater vehicle made for city transport...
02:58 am -05 - Fri, February 28, 2020
Engadget 'Crossy Road' follow-up comes to Apple Arcade with a focus on co-op play
It's been a few years since Crossy Road updated the Frogger formula to create a popular mobile game, and now developer Hipster Whale has returned with Crossy Road Castle. The Apple Arcade-exclusi...
12:03 am -05 - Fri, February 28, 2020
Engadget Clearview AI leak names businesses using its facial recognition database
One of the most vehement arguments against Clearview AI's practice of scraping billions of photos from millions of public websites to build its facial recognition database was that the company�...
11:22 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2020
Engadget Apple's keyboard cover for the next iPad Pro could add a trackpad
With the launch of iPadOS, Apple's tablet has become more of a conventional computing device than ever. As such, it makes sense that the line between iPad Pro and laptop could become even more bl...
09:47 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2020
Engadget Facebook sues analytics firm that stole user data through third-party apps
Facebook has filed a federal lawsuit against a company called OneAudience, accusing it of stealing the personal information of its users. According to Facebook's announcement, OneAudience paid th...
09:14 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2020
Engadget Valve wants cities to bid on hosting The International
Cities that have lost out on bids to host the Olympics or other big events may have another opportunity to shine. Valve Software is soliciting bids from "host cities" to put on The Internati...
08:34 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2020
Engadget FCC may fine carriers for failing to protect phone location data
The FCC has warned phone carriers that they broke the law by selling location data, and it might soon make those companies pay the price. Wall Street Journal sources say the FCC hopes to levy "h...
08:12 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2020
Engadget Bose Frames work with Microsoft's navigation tech for the blind
When they came out last year, the Bose Frames were an interesting, albeit unfinished showcase of what a company could do by fusing together smartglasses and headphones. We didn't think Bose'...
07:51 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2020
Engadget YouTube TV to drop Fox regional sports channels following Sinclair dispute
If you subscribe to YouTube TV to get live sports without a pricey cable or league package, you might be in for a disappointment. YouTube TV is dropping Fox Regional Sports Networks (including the Ne...
07:31 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2020
Engadget Ford brings its Spin scooters to Germany this spring
Spin, the Ford-owned e-scooter company, is expanding its fleet into Europe. It will introduce dockless electric scooters in Cologne, Germany, this spring. The company plans to "explore opportunit...
07:14 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2020
Engadget Minecraft Festival is coming to Orlando in September
Minecraft's annual event started out as a convention, but flipped to a streaming-only format in 2017 in a bid to maintain the tight-knit atmosphere for an increasingly large audience. It's m...
06:55 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2020
Engadget Microsoft won't be at GDC because of coronavirus
Microsoft is skipping the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco this year, citing concerns about the global coronavirus outbreak. It isn't the only company to bow out of GDC 2020: Sony, Fac...
06:41 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2020
Engadget Walmart is the retailer's latest attempt to take on Amazon Prime
Amazon will sell you just about anything you want, and it'll usually get it you in mere days -- if not less than that. How's a traditional brick-and-mortar retail giant like Walmart supposed...
06:26 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2020
Engadget Facebook cancels F8 developer conference over coronavirus concerns
Facebook is the latest tech company to cancel an event due to the coronavirus outbreak. The company's annual developer conference, F8, was scheduled for May 5th and 6th, but it's not going t...
06:23 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2020
Engadget 'GTA Online' gets competitive F1 racing today
Rockstar refuses to let GTA Online die, and why would it when it's one of the company's biggest moneymakers? If you haven't played GTA 5's online component in a while, today's...
06:01 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2020
Engadget Steven Segal settles with SEC over undisclosed bitcoin promotions
It seems that martial artist and actor Steven Seagal isn't above the law. In 2017, he touted the initial coin offering (ICO) for Bitcoiin2Gen (B2G), a digital currency that sounded shady right fr...
06:01 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2020
Engadget Steven Seagal settles with SEC over undisclosed bitcoin promotions
It seems that martial artist and actor Steven Seagal isn't above the law. In 2017, he touted the initial coin offering (ICO) for Bitcoiin2Gen (B2G), a digital currency that sounded shady right fr...
05:07 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2020
Engadget Peloton settles music licensing lawsuit over its exercise videos
After almost a year-long legal battle, Peloton users' shared nightmare of online spin classes with "terrible tunes" is coming to an end. On Thursday, the connected exercise bike manufac...
04:56 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2020
Engadget Spotify redesign makes it easier to play, favorite and download music
Today, Spotify is rolling out three new icons in its iOS app. The icons are meant to make it easier to add albums to your playlists, download albums to listen offline and quickly shuffle songs....
04:46 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2020
Engadget IKEAs new vegetarian meatballs will taste more like meat
A trip to IKEA isn't complete without a plate of Swedish meatballs. While the company offers a vegetarian version of its iconic meal, the veggie meatballs don't taste much like meat. Joining...
04:29 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2020
Engadget New Powerbeats wireless headphones appear to be on the way
It's been years since Apple and Beats introduced the Powerbeats3, a $200 set of wireless headphones with ear hooks and a cable connecting the two earpieces together. Since then, Beats released th...
04:28 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2020
Engadget The latest Timex smartwatch has 25-day battery life
The newest Timex Ironman smartwatch, the R300 GPS, bundles the workout essentials -- on-wrist heart rate monitoring, guided coaching, a range of performance metrics and water resistance up to 30 meter...
04:28 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2020
Engadget The latest Timex smartwatch has a 25-day battery life
The newest Timex Ironman smartwatch, the R300 GPS, bundles the workout essentials -- on-wrist heart rate monitoring, guided coaching, a range of performance metrics and water resistance up to 30 meter...
04:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2020
Engadget Is the Roku Ultra your favorite streaming device?
Even as TVs and game consoles and cable boxes pack in more and more features, the best way to access all your favorite streaming content continues to be a Roku. These streaming sticks and boxes includ...
03:23 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2020
Engadget Altice One brings its cable lineup to Apple TV
Altice One's cable offerings are now available on Apple TV 4K. Optimum and Suddenlink subscribers can access their favorite cable content directly through the Altice One app on Apple TV 4K. This ...
03:14 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2020
Engadget Instagram adds direct messaging on Windows 10
If you use Instagram on your Windows 10 PC, you may notice a subtle change the next time you open the app. Instagram has updated its Windows software to make it into something called a progressive web...
03:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2020
Engadget As internet forums die off, finding community can be harder than ever
Before social networks took over the internet, message boards were perhaps the most essential way for people to come together online and talk about whatever was on their minds. Our discussion spaces h...
02:25 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2020
Engadget Samsung is already working to fix the Galaxy S20 cameras
Samsung's Galaxy S20 is not even on the market yet, but reviewers from publications including PC Mag have already experienced bugs with the cameras. Samsung has now responded, saying that it'...
02:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2020
Engadget Uber's app update offers message translations and makes pickups clearer
Uber is introducing a couple of new features designed to make ride pickups easier for both drivers and passengers. Firstly, the app interface has had a refresh to put more focus and transparency on ri...
01:29 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2020
Engadget Judges rule that YouTube isn't bound by the First Amendment
A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit against Google by PragerU. By coming to that decision, the judges backed the previous court's ruling that internet platforms aren...
01:05 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2020
Engadget Waymo doesn't like California's benchmark for self-driving research
Waymo is the latest company to criticize "disengagements," a metric that indicates how often a human driver is forced to take over from a fully-autonomous driving system. At the moment, ever...
12:51 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: Herman Miller's first gaming chair
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Buying a gaming chair when space is often at a premium and when it has to at least make some effort to blend with your home is mostly impossible. Now, iconic furni...
12:30 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2020
Engadget Google's latest VR app lets you gaze at prehistoric paintings
Over the years, Google has digitized countless museums, galleries and landmarks for Arts &amp; Culture, an encyclopaedic platform that anyone can access through a browser or mobile app. Today, the...
12:10 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2020
Engadget Xbox Series X's game resume feature even works after a reboot
Microsoft has been gradually dropping nuggets of information about its next generation Xbox. The first Xbox Series X games will be cross-gen, the console with have a 12 teraflop GPU and -- possibly --...
11:35 am -05 - Thu, February 27, 2020
Engadget The $35 Raspberry Pi 4 now comes with double the RAM
Raspberry Pi is celebrating its eighth birthday, and how far it's come in those eight years. Since launching its very first computer back in 2012, the company has sold more than 30 million units....
11:05 am -05 - Thu, February 27, 2020
Engadget Daisy is a tiny $29 computer for building custom musical instruments
Coding your own musical instruments just got a lot more convenient. Music tech company Electrosmith has launched the Daisy, an open source microcomputer packed with everything you need to code your ow...
10:02 am -05 - Thu, February 27, 2020
Engadget FCC begins collecting data to help carriers replace Huawei and ZTE hardware
In late 2019, the FCC officially banned companies receiving Universal Service Fund subsidies to use that money to buy equipment from companies deemed a "national security threat." In other w...
08:29 am -05 - Thu, February 27, 2020
Engadget Volkswagen's 2021 GTI adds a hybrid powertrain and tech-filled interior
Last year Volkswagen unveiled its new eighth-generation Golf, and now for the Geneva Motor Show it's revealing some performance-tuned variants.The good news is that the 2021 GTI has more horsepow...
07:05 am -05 - Thu, February 27, 2020
Engadget Google Earth finally works on Firefox, Edge and Opera browsers
When Google ditched its desktop Earth app in favor of a web-only experience, it said it was "almost ready" to work on Firefox and other browsers. That was nearly three years ago, but Google ...
04:01 am -05 - Thu, February 27, 2020
Engadget Classic 'Oprah Winfrey Show' episodes return in podcast form
Podcasts have become so huge in recent years that more than half of Americans have listened to at least one, according to a report published in 2019. That's probably why Oprah is making her iconi...
02:18 am -05 - Thu, February 27, 2020
Engadget 'Predator: Hunting Grounds' multiplayer trial kicks off March 27th
You might not have to wonder whether or not Predator: Hunting Grounds' asymmetric fights will be worth your time when the game arrives on April 24th -- you'll soon have an opportunity to try...
12:54 am -05 - Thu, February 27, 2020
Engadget New 'Shovel Knight' spinoff is a Tetris-like puzzle game
Shovel Knight is getting a second spinoff, and like its first, it's far from being an action-adventure platformer like the original game. Yacht Club Games and indie game developer Vine are workin...
11:59 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2020
Engadget Clarence Thomas laments ruling that let FCC kill net neutrality
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas doesn't have many fans among open internet advocates. His decision in the 2005 Brand X broadband case let the FCC classify internet service any way it liked...
11:05 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2020
Engadget Google Translate adds languages for the first time in four years
Believe it or not, Google hasn't added languages to Translate since 2016 -- it's not clear why, but the company is making up for that apparent omission. It's adding five languages, inc...
10:10 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2020
Engadget The creator of the Konami Code has died
Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b, a and start. It's the most famous cheat code in all of gaming, and now its creator, former Konami employee Kazuhisa Hashimoto, has died. He was 61...
09:27 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2020
Engadget Pope Francis wants you to give up being a jerk online for Lent
Forget quitting smoking or cutting carbs from your diet. If you're thinking of something to give up this Lent, which starts today (Ash Wednesday), Pope Francis has a surprisingly modern suggestio...
08:53 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2020
Engadget Apple will open its first India retail store in 2021
If Apple is going to keep iPhone sales going in a market that's cooling down, it may have to court regions where it previously hasn't sold well -- and it appears poised to do just that. CEO ...
08:45 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2020
Engadget Facial recognition startup Clearview AI says its full client list was stolen
You might expect a high-profile (and controversial) facial recognition startup like Clearview AI would have its data locked down, but it turns out it's just as vulnerable as almost any other comp...
08:30 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2020
Engadget Ava DuVernay teams with 'Star Wars' veteran on Amazon sci-fi series
Amazon's commitment to sci-fi on Prime Video may have scored it a particularly sweet deal. Ava DuVernay's Array Filmworks is partnering with Victoria Mahoney (who helped direct Rise of Skyw...
07:35 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2020
Engadget Starbucks embraces fake meat, starting in Canada
Next week, when Starbucks rolls out its spring menu in stores across Canada, it will include one notable addition: a breakfast sandwich with Beyond Meat sausage. Starbucks joins a growing list of bran...
07:09 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2020
Engadget PlatinumGames' first original project looks like Ant-Man meets Godzilla
PlatinumGames is about to unleash its full freakish flamboyance on the world. Led by veteran director Hideki Kamiya, PlatinumGames has created stand-out titles on the behalf of major publishers for th...
06:51 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2020
Engadget GrubHub gets you free deliveries and cashback for $10 a month
GrubHub is launching a new subscription service. Starting today, you can pay $10 per month to get access to GrubHub+. Its main perks include unlimited free delivery and 10 percent cash back on orders....
06:15 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2020
Engadget Surface Duo may let you 'peek' at notifications
When it comes to the next generation of folding phones, Microsoft was right to choose dual displays over folding screens. But one thing some other foldable phones have that Microsoft lacks is a screen...
05:50 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2020
Engadget GOG's new refund policy lets you return a game even if you've played it
GOG is simplifying its refund process, making it easier to get your money back if you don't like a game you recently purchased. Moving forward, you have up to 30 days to refund any game, includin...
05:30 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2020
Engadget Could you live with this budget Android for four years?
Five years ago, Sharad Mittal had a dilemma. He and his wife had just watched Noah, a movie starring Russell Crowe with a heavy environmental message underneath its retelling of the classic Biblical t...
05:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2020
Engadget Eero's mesh WiFi routers now support Apple HomeKit
Eero has acted on its promise of supporting HomeKit for Routers. You can now add any Eero, Eero Pro or Eero Beacon device running eeroOS 3.18.0 (or later) to Apple's Home app, letting the mesh Wi...
04:51 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2020
Engadget Logitech and Herman Miller team up to design ergonomic gaming furniture
Plenty of gaming chairs look cool, but whether or not they're actually good for your back is another question. Furniture company Herman Miller and Logitech's gaming hardware brand Logitech G...
04:21 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2020
Engadget Harmonixs next music-making game puts your DJ skills to the test
Harmonix, the developer behind Rock Band and Dance Central, is back with a new music-making game: Fuser. Players will become music festival DJs, mixing vocals, bass lines, beats and riffs from artists...
04:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2020
Engadget Optoma CinemaX P1 review: A stunning 4K projector with terrible apps
The shiniest new toys in AV land are the short-throw laser projectors you might have seen recently, particularly at CES. They're cool because they give you a huge, bright image for a fraction the...
03:35 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2020
Engadget Model:Cycles review: An affordable and approachable FM groovebox
Fair or not, Elektron has a reputation for making complex and kinda pricey electronic music gear. Last year though, it made a serious play for the entry level with the Model:Samples ($299), an afforda...
03:13 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2020
Engadget Everything you missed at Toy Fair 2020
If you're a toy-loving child (and which kid isn't), your favorite times of year are birthdays and the big gift-giving holidays in December. If you're a toy-loving adult, however, your C...
03:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2020
Engadget LG V60 ThinQ 5G hands-on: Two screens, not enough polish
LG's smartphone business spent most of last year struggling to turn a profit, but the company has found at least one strategy it wants to stick with. Instead of giving people unpolished, unproven...
02:40 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2020
Engadget Amazon discounts the 256GB MacBook Air to under $1,000
As part of its latest deal of the day, Amazon has discounted the 2019 MacBook Air. Until the end of the day, you can get the silver model -- with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage -- for $999. ...
02:25 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2020
Engadget Streaming represented nearly 80 percent of US music revenue in 2019
Streaming is even more vital to the music industry than it was a year ago. The RIAA has reported that streaming represented 79 percent ($8.8 billion) of American music revenue in 2019, compared to 75...
02:05 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2020
Engadget Google's image results will soon tell you more about what you're seeing
Google's image results don't show a lot of details at first glance -- they typically only include a photo's dimensions on the bottom left corner, along with its source page's title...
01:15 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2020
Engadget Facebook bans coronavirus ads that promote 'cures' and fan hysteria
Facebook is doubling down on its bid to stop the spread of coronavirus misinformation. Following its announcement of plans to flag and remove false information, the platform will now also ban ads that...
12:44 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2020
Engadget Rian Johnson: Apple wont let movie villains use iPhones on camera
Product placement in Hollywood has existed almost since the advent of movies themselves, so by now we're all fairly immune to seeing glaringly obvious logos and brands on the big screen. And whil...
12:30 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: NTSB chair criticizes Tesla over 2018 Model X crash
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.On Tuesday, Disney abruptly announced that CEO Bob Iger would leave his post, "effective immediately." That follows a run of developments over the last f...
12:05 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2020
Engadget SpaceX approved to build Starship factory and research hub in LA
SpaceX has been given the final go ahead to build its Starship manufacturing plant in the Port of Los Angeles. Authorities granted the company a permit for the facility by a unanimous 12-0 vote, allow...
11:31 am -05 - Wed, February 26, 2020
Engadget Tesla and Panasonic will no longer work together on solar cells
Panasonic will stop building solar cells at Tesla's New York Gigafactory 2 plant, the company revealed in a press release. That means Panasonic won't be working on Telsa's latest Solar ...
10:31 am -05 - Wed, February 26, 2020
Engadget EasyMile forced to suspend autonomous shuttle rides in 10 US states
US vehicle safety regulators have suspended operations for autonomous shuttle company EasyMile after a passenger in Ohio was injured in a braking incident last week. According to the National Highway ...
09:31 am -05 - Wed, February 26, 2020
Engadget NYT: $100 million US phone surveillance program produced two unique leads
After 2015, the USA Freedom Act replaced NSA mass surveillance of American's call metadata that had been enacted under the Patriot Act and Section 215. While it didn't go so far as to comple...
08:03 am -05 - Wed, February 26, 2020
Engadget Facebook buys the VR game maker behind 'Asgard's Wrath'
Sanzaru Games, the studio behind the virtual reality action-adventure RPG Asgard's Wrath, now belongs to Facebook. The social network has acquired the Bay Area company just a few months after it ...
05:31 am -05 - Wed, February 26, 2020
Engadget Judge says Instacart likely misclassified California workers
California's recently enacted AB5 was aimed at improving working conditions at gig economy companies like Instacart, and it appears to be one of the first firms in the crosshairs. A San Diego co...
05:00 am -05 - Wed, February 26, 2020
Engadget Fujifilm's new flagship X-T4 camera has in-body stabilization
It was always going to be hard for Fujifilm to follow a well-reviewed camera like like the X-T3, especially when rumor sites have been creating unrealistic expectations. However, the X-T4 has finally ...
04:01 am -05 - Wed, February 26, 2020
Engadget Netflix previews interactive 'Carmen Sandiego' special
Carmen Sandiego is going back to its video game roots in an upcoming Netflix special. Entitled Carmen Sandiego: To Steal or Not To Steal, the interactive adventure will put you in charge of determinin...
03:07 am -05 - Wed, February 26, 2020
Engadget Virgin Galactic will let people hop to the front of the line for tickets
Are you determined to hop aboard one of Virgin Galactic's tourist spaceflights before any of your friends? The company is happy to accommodate you -- if you're willing to pay. Alongside it...
02:00 am -05 - Wed, February 26, 2020
Engadget Fujifilm's slimmer Instax Mini 11 features automatic exposure
It's been a while since we heard anything from Fujifilm's Instax arm, but three years after the launch of the colorful, selfie-friendly Mini 9, its successor has arrived. The Instax Mini 11 ...
12:55 am -05 - Wed, February 26, 2020
Engadget Comcast officially purchases Xumo ad-supported streaming service
Comcast has officially purchased Xumo, the ad-supported streaming service owned by Panasonic and Meredith Corp. Reports that Comcast is in talks to acquire the platform, which pulls streams from partn...
11:42 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2020
Engadget Uber, Lyft may create more CO2 emissions than trips they displace
Ride-hailing services might seem environmentally friendly by reducing the need for car ownership. However, that's not necessarily the case -- they might actually make matters worse. A newly publi...
10:48 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2020
Engadget Grimes details her character's backstory in 'Cyberpunk 2077'
Keanu Reeves might not be the only recognizable face to have a substantial presence in Cyberpunk 2077. Grimes, who's also on the soundtrack, recently held a livestream (since pulled) where she s...
09:45 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2020
Engadget YouTube hires a liaison to help it work better with creators
YouTube knows its platform can be volatile for creators. One algorithm change or an overzealous copyright claim can ruin a star's income, and the service might not even realize it. However, You...
09:18 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2020
Engadget Disney CEO Bob Iger steps down after getting Disney off the ground
After guiding Disney through the acquisition of Fox and launching its direct-to-consumer efforts that center around Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu, CEO Bob Iger is stepping down from his post. "Effectiv...
08:42 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2020
Engadget Smithsonian opens up 2.8 million images to the public
The Smithsonian Institution is releasing a whopping 2.8 million high-res, two- and three-dimensional images from its collections to a new Open Access online platform. The material comes from all 19 Sm...
08:14 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2020
Engadget Crunchyroll details its first eight original anime productions
Following the likes of Netflix and other more mainstream video platforms, anime streamer Crunchyroll has started commissioning its own original content. The company detailed the first slate of "C...
07:55 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2020
Engadget NTSB chair eviscerates Tesla for inaction over Autopilot concerns
The National Transportation Safety Board held a hearing on Tuesday regarding a deadly 2018 crash in which a Tesla Model X slammed into a Mountain View highway divider at 70mph, was subsequently struck...
07:44 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2020
Engadget MOD's latest effects pedal makes advanced sounds more accessible
MOD Devices might just make powerful effects pedals available to a much wider range of musicians. It's running a crowdfunding campaign for the Dwarf, a pedal that promises the kind of flexibilit...
07:02 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2020
Engadget 'Black Mesa,' the fan-made 'Half-Life' remake, finally has a release date
Black Mesa has had a lengthy development journey, to say the least. In 2006, fans of Half-Life decided to port the game to the then-new Source engine (upon which Half-Life 2 was based). Valve had actu...
06:46 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2020
Engadget Samsung finally adds period tracking to its Health app
The Samsung Health app is finally offering a long-awaited feature: period tracking. According to SamMobile, Samsung is rolling out an update, version 6.9.0.055, which adds a new women's health ca...
06:21 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2020
Engadget Firefox now encrypts domain name requests by default in the US
After a brief delay, Mozilla has started to make DNS over HTTPS the default for Firefox users in the US. Notwithstanding any additional hiccups, the company says it hopes to finish the rollout sometim...
06:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2020
Engadget 'Dota Underlords' leaves early access with battle pass in tow
Dota Underlords, Valve's Defense of the Ancients-themed 'auto-chess' spinoff, has left early. You can now take part in the game's first season. ...
06:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2020
Engadget Qualcomm reveals a reference headset to show off its XR2 chip
Qualcomm unveiled its XR2 platform at the end of last year, and chipheads were pretty impressed with how much power the company had packed into its newest slice of silicon. Its XR (extended reality) p...
05:22 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2020
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S20 is the first phone certified for USB fast charging
The Samsung Galaxy S20 series is now the first smartphone lineup to receive USB fast-charger certification from the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), the organization leading the advancement of USB tec...
04:54 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2020
Engadget Clinical trial will see if Apple devices can reduce the risk of strokes
Over the past several years, Apple has made efforts to expand the health-related features of the iPhone and Apple Watch. Apps and features like fall detection and high heart rate monitoring provide he...
04:23 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2020
Engadget Bird wants you to make purchases through its mobile app
E-scooter startup Bird has started testing a new in-app payments feature called Bird Pay. If you live in Santa Monica or Los Angeles, you can try it out at select businesses across the two cities. If ...
03:21 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2020
Engadget Amazon cuts the price of the 7-in-1 Ninja Foodi cooker to $125
Amazon's deal of the day is the 7-in-1 Ninja Foodi, capable of pressure cooking, slow cooking, air-frying and more. This five-quart powerhouse is on sale for $125. That's $55 off the current...
02:31 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2020
Engadget Polestar's latest concept EV is designed for sustainability
Polestar has yet to deliver its first EV, but that isn't stopping it from outlining the vision for its future cars. The automaker has unveiled a concept sedan, the Precept, that showcases both th...
02:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2020
Engadget How exactly does 5G work?
We've been hearing about 5G for ages, and 2020 is the year it'll finally become a reality for some people. Until this point there have been a few sparse 5G networks available in cities, but ...
01:05 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2020
Engadget NASA says its InSight lander has detected over 450 'marsquakes'
Marsquakes are more common but less intense than NASA thought. That's one of the things the agency has revealed in the six papers it recently published on InSight's findings since it landed ...
12:30 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: Netflix's new Top 10 lists tell you what's popular
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Nearly every day, there's at least one post I always see on social media: What's good to watch on Netflix? Despite all the money and time invested in cre...
12:05 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2020
Engadget Amazon's first big 'Go' grocery store opens in Seattle with 5,000 products
Amazon's checkout-free Go concept has officially morphed into a supermarket. Amazon Go Grocery opens in Seattle today, with 5,000 items for sale across the 10,400-square-foot premises. Using a ra...
11:10 am -05 - Tue, February 25, 2020
Engadget Xbox One gets another simplified dashboard redesign
Microsoft revealed last month it's been working on a whole host of changes for the February 2020 Xbox One Update, and now they're finally rolling out. The biggest change is yet another new H...
10:15 am -05 - Tue, February 25, 2020
Engadget Samsung's new chips usher in smartphones with 16GB of DRAM
You could soon see more and faster DRAM in next-generation flagship smartphones than in many PCs. Samsung has just unveiled the first 16GB LPDDR5 mobile DRAM chips built on its second-generation 10-na...
09:02 am -05 - Tue, February 25, 2020
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad refresh offers 10th-gen Intel CPUs and AMD's Ryzen 4000 Pro
Lenovo has updated its ThinkPad line with conventional and flexible laptops powered by Intel's 10th Gen vPro processors. However, select models can be configured with AMD's Ryzen 4000 PRO Mo...
08:01 am -05 - Tue, February 25, 2020
Engadget Ultimate Ears' Hyperboom speaker is a portable party powerhouse
You call that puny wireless thing sitting in your backpack a speaker? This is a Bluetooth speaker: Meet Ultimate Ears' Hyperboom, a $400 13-pound beast that'll let you jam out to serious sou...
08:00 am -05 - Tue, February 25, 2020
Engadget Opera's workspaces keep messy tabs under control
If you're a fan of tabbed web browsers, there's a real chance your tabs can be overwhelming at times. Ever try to find that one article you were hoping to read when you have dozens of tabs ...
04:36 am -05 - Tue, February 25, 2020
Engadget What's on TV this week: 'Knives Out' and 'Altered Carbon'
This week Netflix is streaming season two of its sci-fi show Altered Carbon, as well as MewTwo Strikes Back - Evolution, the second season of F1: Drive to Survive and the final episodes of its (filmed...
02:43 am -05 - Tue, February 25, 2020
Engadget HTC opens pre-orders for its $899 Vive Cosmos Elite VR headset
HTC's new high-end virtual reality headset, the Vive Cosmos Elite, is now available for pre-order. The company unveiled the device a few days ago along with two other upcoming entries to the line...
12:53 am -05 - Tue, February 25, 2020
Engadget TurboTax maker Intuit buys Credit Karma to corner personal financial data
Intuit wants to manage more of your financial data. The TurboTax developer has bought Credit Karma, best known for helping people track and control their credit, for $7.1 billion in cash and stock. It...
11:38 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2020
Engadget Apple dives deep into specs for the Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR
You probably know the basics of what the Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR have to offer, but Apple is more than a little eager to help if you have any lingering questions. The company has posted white pap...
10:36 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2020
Engadget 'Cyberpunk 2077' studio commits to a free Xbox Series X upgrade
Microsoft promised that its current generation in-house games would use Smart Delivery to take advantage of the Xbox Series X's performance, but what about the hinted-at third-party games? There...
09:54 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2020
Engadget Blizzard's first experimental 'Overwatch' mode: triple damage, one tank
If you're an Overwatch fan, it's not all bad news today. While the coronavirus outbreak has sidelined three weeks of Overwatch League matches, the good news is that starting tomorrow you...
09:35 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2020
Engadget Netflix's daily-updating Top 10 lists roll out worldwide
For anyone who has suffered from option-overload on Netflix and spent too much time looking for something to watch, the streaming service is rolling out a new Top 10 feature. In the Netflix app, you&#...
08:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2020
Engadget Overwatch League cancels South Korean matches due to coronavirus
A week-and-a-half after it said it would host a slate of cancelled Overwatch League matches in Seoul, South Korea, Blizzard is now postponing those games as well. The move comes after a surge in Covid...
07:40 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2020
Engadget You can build the tiny XFM2 synth for under $100
Miniature electronics kits like the Raspberry Pi have ushered in a new generation of DIY tinkerers. And while most of these builds emulate classic gaming systems, there are plenty of other possibiliti...
07:12 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2020
Engadget Planet Computers' clamshell phone can dual-boot Android and Linux
Planet Computers' laptop-like Cosmo Communicator phone just became that much more useful to its audience of very particular power users. The Cosmo now supports a promised multi-boot function, le...
06:49 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2020
Engadget Hulu will exclusively stream the Oscar-winning Parasite
If you didn't get the chance to see Parasite in the lead-up to its historic Best Picture win at this year's Academy Awards, not to worry. Hulu says it will start exclusively streaming the mo...
06:30 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2020
Engadget Huawei's Honor 9X Pro loses Google apps, but gets an updated processor
The GSMA might have cancelled Mobile World Congress, but that hasn't stopped companies like Sony and Huawei from announcing new hardware this week. In the case of Huawei, it has also detailed new...
06:07 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2020
Engadget Uber is testing rooftop ads on its ridesharing fleet
Uber is getting into the advertising business. The company has reached a partnership with the ad-tech company Adomni to bring roof-top ads to its fleet, Adweek reports. Drivers in Atlanta, Dallas and ...
04:44 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2020
Engadget Pioneering NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson dies at 101
The celebrated NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who you may know from the book or film Hidden Figures, passed away today at the age of 101. Johnson is perhaps best known for helping NASA prepare ...
04:18 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2020
Engadget Huawei's smart speaker will be available outside of China, but not the US
Huawei is about to compete more aggressively in smart speakers... insofar as it can, anyway. The tech firm is planning to launch its Sound X speaker in Europe following a China-only release in the fa...
03:30 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2020
Engadget Microsoft confirms Xbox Series X will have a 12 teraflop GPU
We already know the Xbox Series X is going to be significantly faster than Microsoft's current consoles, but in a blog post by Xbox head Phil Spencer, the company revealed a few more details abou...
02:53 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2020
Engadget Amazon drops the Fire TV Cube to its best-ever price
Amazon is no stranger to discounting its Fire TV devices, but now may represent a better opportunity than usual. The tech giant is offering sizeable deals across multiple models, most notably the cur...
02:30 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2020
Engadget Watch Sony's Xperia event in 7 minutes
MWC might be canceled this year, but that's not stopping the big brands from dropping new products. Sony unveiled three new phones this morning, with its next flagship device -- the Sony Xper...
02:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2020
Engadget Polly Pocket meets Tamagotchi in this portable LCD home
Remember Polly Pocket? It was a line of dollhouses that folded up into a makeup compact, making them small enough to fit in a purse. It was pretty great for kids to take to school or on trips. But tho...
01:30 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2020
Engadget Huaweis 10.8-inch iPad Pro rival can wirelessly charge your phone
Huawei's big MWC reveal that never was is the MatePad Pro, a stylish tablet that will come with a keyboard folio and companion stylus in an attempt to go toe-to-toe with the iPad Pro. It's t...
01:30 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2020
Engadget Huaweis Mate Xs is a tougher foldable phone lacking the apps you want
Despite nailing the reveal at MWC last year, Huawei's impressive foldable phone, the Mate X, never made it any further than briefings, press conferences and Chinese early adopters -- there's...
01:05 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2020
Engadget Wyze is working on a fitness tracker that puts Alexa on your wrist
Wyze initially made a name for itself offering home security devices for low prices, but a major data leak at the end of 2019 -- where the sensitive information of 2.4 million customers was exposed --...
12:34 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: Sony has three new smartphones
Hey, good morning!Even if MWC isn't happening, companies want to show you new phones and devices to buy.Sony went first at a disgustingly early 8:30am in Europe, and it didn't do things by h...
11:25 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2020
Engadget TSA bans employees from making TikTok videos
The Transport Security Administration (TSA) is the latest US government organization to ban the use of TikTok. The decision comes after New York Senator Chuck Schumer sent a letter to TSA administrato...
10:30 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2020
Engadget Realme's X50 Pro is a cheaper 5G flagship with super-fast charging
Realme may be the lesser-known spin-off from Oppo, but thanks to its aggressive pricing and the occasional collaborations with design icon Naoto Fukasawa, it's been doing quite well in Asia. And ...
09:15 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2020
Engadget Disney discounts yearly subscriptions ahead of its European launch
When Disney dropped the surprise news that its popular streaming service would debut in Europe a week earlier than planned, the company was quickly pressed on whether it would offer any sign-up incent...
09:04 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2020
Engadget Sony's mid-range Xperia 10 II packs an OLED display and triple cameras
Sony's Xperia 10 II is designed to be a TV and game console in your pocket thanks to the 6-inch 21:9 OLED Triluminos display, the company announced today. The "super mid-range" can disp...
08:26 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2020
Engadget Sony teases the Xperia Pro 5G aimed at video creators
During its virtual MWC press conference, Sony teased the Xperia Pro 5G, a phone designed for video creators much like RED's now defunct Hydrogen phone. Much like the new Xperia 1 II, it's a ...
08:01 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2020
Engadget Sonys first 5G smartphone is the Xperia 1 II
Sony's big MWC shindig may have been cancelled over virus fears, but the company still has a bunch of new phones to show off. The first, and most notable, is the Xperia 1 II -- dubbed the Xperia ...
06:24 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2020
Engadget Google searches are showing rival business directories in Europe
Google seems to be taking extra steps to please EU regulators worried that it's abusing its search dominance. Search Engine Land has discovered that Google is highlighting rival directory servic...
05:00 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2020
Engadget MIT helps self-driving cars see through snow and fog
Self-driving technology has come a long way, but it can still be tripped up by bad weather. A team from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) may have a solution. They�...
04:15 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2020
Engadget 'Harley Quinn' season 2 gets a quick April 3rd debut
There's normally a lengthy wait between seasons of streaming TV shows, but don't tell that to DC Universe. The comics-oriented service is premiering the second season of its Harley Quinn ani...
02:58 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2020
Engadget HTC plans to release its first 5G phone in 2020
HTC may be pouring most of its energy into VR headsets, but it hasn't forgotten about its (frankly languishing) smartphone range. Company chief Yves Maitre said in an interview that HTC's fi...
01:40 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2020
Engadget Sony's first 5G phone may be a souped-up Xperia 1
Sony appears ready to leap into 5G smartphones, although you might not want to rush to the store if you have one of the company's recent handsets. XDA's Max Weinbach has shared what looks t...
12:20 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2020
Engadget 'Baldur's Gate 3' comes to Steam in 2020 as an Early Access game
It took a while, but Larian Studios is narrowing down launch plans for Baldur's Gate 3. Hasbro (which controls Dungeons &amp; Dragons owner Wizards of the Coast) has confirmed at the New Yor...
11:06 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2020
Engadget Lyft buys a startup that runs ads on top of ridesharing cars
Lyft might have another way to generate revenue from trips. The company has acquired Halo Cars, a startup that lets drivers for app-based car services run taxi-style ads on top of their vehicles. A ...
09:48 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2020
Engadget Tomy's Dancy Beatz is a dancing disco ball you can choreograph
Tomy has unveiled a new dancing toy at the 2020 New York Toy Fair that shows shades of the Sony Rolly. It's called Dancy Beatz, and based on the video render the company has released, it will loo...
08:33 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2020
Engadget 'Game of Thrones' duo will co-produce a Netflix series with Sandra Oh
It's now clear how Game of Thrones TV series co-creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss intend to kick off their huge Netflix deal. Netflix has announced The Chair, a six-episode "dramedy&quo...
07:14 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2020
Engadget Flat Earth advocate dies after homemade rocket crashes
The saga of "Mad" Mike Hughes and his homebuilt rocket has come to a tragic end. The Flat Earth advocate died on February 22nd at the age of 64 when the chute for his steam-powered rocket d...
06:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2020
Engadget The best GPS trackers for cats and dogs
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, February 23, 2020
Engadget After Math: The rule of threes
While the Sonic movie was busy running rings around its box office competition last week, a mysterious triplicating pattern began to emerge across the internet among seemingly innocuous and unrelated ...
02:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2020
Engadget KidKraft's Alexa-powered toy kitchen sizzles and tells dad jokes
Kids love to cook &mdash; or at least to pretend to. They enjoy emulating their parents, especially when it comes to making delicious things to eat. However, our kitchen routines have changed a lo...
09:54 am -05 - Sun, February 23, 2020
Engadget Porsche opens Europe's most powerful EV charging park
Porsche just unveiled what might be your dream EV charging park -- if you happen to be swinging through eastern Germany, anyway. The automaker has opened Europe's most powerful fast-charging par...
04:38 am -05 - Sun, February 23, 2020
Engadget Ninja's Twitter account was hijacked
Tech giants and sports organizations aren't the only ones wrestling with high-profile Twitter account hijacks. An intruder compromised the account of well-known streamer Ninja (aka Tyler Blevins...
02:40 am -05 - Sun, February 23, 2020
Engadget AI discovers antibiotic that kills even highly resistant bacteria
The use of AI to discover medicine appears to be paying off. MIT scientists have revealed that their AI discovered an antibiotic compound, halicin (named after 2001's HAL 9000), that can not onl...
01:09 am -05 - Sun, February 23, 2020
Engadget Netflix's first 'Transformers' teaser reveals a hopeless war
Netflix has posted the first teaser trailer for its Transformers animated series, and it's now clear just how the service will take on the robots' origins. The clip for the first part of th...
11:53 pm -05 - Sat, February 22, 2020
Engadget Alphabet's Loon, telecoms unite to boost high-altitude internet
Alphabet's Loon just got a big boost from telecoms in its bid to provide high-altitude internet to the world. The company has partnered with several industry giants to form the HAPS Alliance, a ...
10:36 pm -05 - Sat, February 22, 2020
Engadget Google's new terms of service will (hopefully) be easier to read
Terms of service still tend to read like legal alphabet soup, but Google thinks it can do better. It's notifying users of a TOS change on March 31st that, among other things, should remove some ...
09:45 pm -05 - Sat, February 22, 2020
Engadget Spin Master's new NinjaBots are cute little killers
Do you remember the old Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon from the '80s? Shredder's minions were all featureless humanoid robots, which our heroes could could slice and dice without guilt...
09:45 pm -05 - Sat, February 22, 2020
Engadget Spin Master's new NinjaBots are cute little killers (updated)
Do you remember the old Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon from the '80s? Shredder's minions were all featureless humanoid robots, which our heroes could could slice and dice without guilt...
08:31 pm -05 - Sat, February 22, 2020
Engadget Ford hopes you'll trade some privacy for discounted car insurance
Ford thinks it has a way to make car insurance more appealing: taking advantage of the data available from connected cars. It's teaming up with Nationwide to introduce its own take on usage-base...
07:10 pm -05 - Sat, February 22, 2020
Engadget Bethesda games leave GeForce Now streaming service
Most Bethesda titles will no longer be part of NVIDIA's GeForce Now game streaming service. In a post on the NVIDIA forum, a staff member has announced that the platform has already started remov...
05:56 pm -05 - Sat, February 22, 2020
Engadget Samsung temporarily shuts down phone factory following coronavirus case
Samsung's coronavirus problems extend beyond people steering clear of phone stores. The company has closed a phone factory in Gumi, South Korea until February 24th after confirming that a factor...
04:00 pm -05 - Sat, February 22, 2020
Engadget Hitting the Books: A brief history of industrial espionage and corn
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, February 22, 2020
Engadget 'Minecraft Earth' gets a bit more physical thanks to new NFC-enabled minis
When the mobile-based Minecraft Earth was announced last year, it immediately drew comparisons to Pok&eacute;mon Go because of its use of augmented reality and location-based activities. But it wa...
02:30 pm -05 - Sat, February 22, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: Don't buy a Galaxy Z Flip
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Last week Motorola's Razr made its big comeback, then there was a rotary cellphone DIY kit, and this week we learned that the old Tiger Electronics handheld g...
09:57 am -05 - Sat, February 22, 2020
Engadget Twitter suspends 70 accounts posting pro-Bloomberg content
Mike Bloomberg's presidential campaign has been much shorter than his competitors and, so far, much louder. With a huge budget, it's paid for posts by social media influencers as well as sta...
09:57 am -05 - Sat, February 22, 2020
Engadget Twitter suspends 70 accounts posting identical pro-Bloomberg content
Mike Bloomberg's presidential campaign has been much shorter than his competitors and, so far, much louder. With a huge budget, it's paid for posts by social media influencers as well as sta...
03:03 am -05 - Sat, February 22, 2020
Engadget Google fully explains why its apps aren't on new Huawei phones
Since last spring, the government's entity list ban against Huawei (and ZTE) has largely prevented US companies from working with them. Despite legal wrangling and trade negotiations between the ...
01:00 am -05 - Sat, February 22, 2020
Engadget WSJ: Comcast's NBCUniversal is in advanced talks to acquire Vudu
Comcast-owned media company NBCUniversal is in "advanced talks" to acquire Vudu from Walmart, according to The Wall Street Journal. We're just a couple of months away from the launch of...
11:36 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2020
Engadget Vinyl cover maker Slickwraps coughs up customer info in a data breach
If you have an account with Slickwraps, you'll want to change your password as soon as possible. The company, one of the more popular manufacturers of vinyl skins for phones, computers, tablets a...
10:33 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2020
Engadget 'Friends' cast is locked in for a reunion special to launch HBO Max
Now that AT&amp;T spent more than $400 million pulling Friends from Netflix to serve as one of the pillars for its HBO Max streaming service, the WarnerMedia company has also shelled out to get th...
09:36 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2020
Engadget Hot Wheels brings its NFC-enabled stat-tracker to even more toys this year
For stats-obsessed kids, last year's release of Hot Wheels ID was a godsend. The NFC-based system let you scan your cars into the app to keep tabs on how fast and how far the cars in your collect...
09:06 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2020
Engadget Google search is showing invitations to private WhatsApp groups
Your private WhatsApp group might not be as private as you'd like. DW journalist Jordan Wildon has noticed that Google is indexing at least some WhatsApp group invitations in its search, making ...
08:29 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2020
Engadget Analytics firm exposed data for 120 million households
Exposed databases are all too common, but this one may be more serious than most. Researchers at UpGuard discovered that the Australian market analysis firm Tetrad left data for 120 million household...
08:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2020
Engadget The Hot Wheels RC Cybertruck is a mini Tesla for $400
If you're feeling pretty hype about the Tesla Cybertruck but don't have $39,900 to spend on one, maybe Hot Wheels' newest RC vehicle is more your thing. Sure, it's only 1/10 the si...
07:28 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2020
Engadget The first 'Apex Legends' map is returning for a weekend-long event
If it's been a while since you played Apex Legends, you may want to take some time to return to the game this weekend. Starting today through to February 24th, Respawn Entertainment is bringing b...
07:06 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2020
Engadget iHeart will turn podcasts into books starting with Stuff You Should know
Plenty of people listen to podcasts on their commute and during work, but iHeartMedia is hoping they can squeeze even more podcast consumption into their days -- possibly before they nod off. The comp...
06:47 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2020
Engadget Minuscule ID chips could help spot even the smallest counterfeits
There are times when something is simply too small to tag it with existing technology, and that can be a serious problem when you're trying to fight counterfeits. MIT researchers might have a way...
06:26 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2020
Engadget Facebook plans to clarify when pro-Bloomberg posts come from staffers
Thanks to Mike Bloomberg, Facebook wants to make it more obvious when paid campaign staffers share posts promoting candidates, CNBC reports. This is a direct response to Bloomberg paying organizers to...
05:44 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2020
Engadget Pre-order the Galaxy S20 from Amazon and get free Galaxy Buds
Now that Samsung has officially detailed the new Galaxy S20 series and the phones are two weeks away from hitting store shelves, retailers like Amazon are trying to entice consumers to buy the devices...
05:24 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2020
Engadget Twitch built a tool to help new players understand 'League of Legends'
Jumping into a game like League of Legends is not for the faint of heart. Between a notoriously toxic community and the almost endless complexity of the game itself, there are a lot of hurdles new pla...
05:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2020
Engadget The best Android and iPhone gimbal
By Signe BrewsterThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commis...
04:30 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2020
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Z Flip review: Admire it, don't buy it
To date, every foldable you could buy has been the subject of at least some drama. Royole's FlexPai felt barely finished. The original Galaxy Fold wasn't much more than a prototype, with gla...
04:15 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2020
Engadget Toronto rejects some of Sidewalk Labs smart neighborhood ideas
Sidewalk Labs will have to cede a little more ground on its vision for Quayside, a planned smart neighborhood in Toronto. The company, which is owned by Google-parent Alphabet, published a draft versi...
04:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2020
Engadget How to buy a mirrorless camera in 2020
Two crucial things happened in the camera world in 2019: mirrorless cameras took over from DSLRs and the industry as a whole had its worst year in a decade. So what does that mean for you, the potenti...
03:29 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2020
Engadget Amazon is removing listings for products that claim to cure coronavirus
Amazon is removing listings for any products that claim to prevent, treat or cure the coronavirus, CNBC reports. The company began notifying third-party merchants of the change this week, and it says ...
03:04 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2020
Engadget Tesla receives permission to continue working on its German Gigafactory
Work on Tesla's German Gigafactory is back on. The company received permission from the Higher Administrative Court of Berlin-Brandenburg to continue clearing 91 hectares of forest in preparation...
02:45 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2020
Engadget Galaxy Buds review: Samsung finally has a worthy AirPods alternative
I really wanted to like the original Galaxy Buds. They're some of the best-designed true wireless earbuds I tested last year. They're tiny, which makes them comfortable (well, as much as ear...
01:20 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2020
Engadget Peloton's iOS Chromecast support puts workouts on the big screen
Peloton users on iPhones and iPads can now play their workout videos on a bigger Chromecast-powered screen. The iOS application's latest update adds Chromecast support for the platform, a feature...
12:30 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: Hasbro's $60 'Baby Yoda' toy is coming this fall
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.So what's the good news? Hasbro finally showed off the $60 animatronic Baby Yoda most of us have been waiting for, our video review of the Galaxy Z Flip is re...
12:05 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2020
Engadget FCC forced to ask for public feedback on net neutrality repeal
Earlier this week, the FCC successfully defeated Mozilla's attempt to undo the commission's repeal of net neutrality. But, while siding with the body, judges have asked the FCC to determine ...
11:07 am -05 - Fri, February 21, 2020
Engadget See how 'The Mandalorian' used Unreal Engine for its real-time digital sets
It's not surprising that a VFX-heavy show like The Mandalorian uses digital sets, even though it also relies heavily on practical, in-camera effects. What's more unexpected, however, is that...
09:05 am -05 - Fri, February 21, 2020
Engadget Google's wireless gigabit internet is now called Fiber Webpass
Google Webpass is now known as Google Fiber Webpass in all the cities where the wireless gigabit internet service is available. The tech giant first used the Fiber Webpass name when it deployed both i...
05:31 am -05 - Fri, February 21, 2020
Engadget Uber is back in Colombia three weeks after it was banned
Uber is back in Colombia after finding an "alternative" means to be able to legally operate in the country. The ride-hailing firm had to cease operations in Colombia on February 1st after a ...
03:59 am -05 - Fri, February 21, 2020
Engadget Valve's Index VR production has been impacted by coronavirus
We're just about a month out from the launch of Half Life: Alyx on March 23rd, and like so many other things, it is seeing some impact from the coronavirus outbreak. According to a statement give...
01:31 am -05 - Fri, February 21, 2020
Engadget 'PUBG' cross party play capability for PS4 and Xbox One has arrived
Last year, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds started allowing PS4 and Xbox One players to square off against one another. Which was a welcome addition, unless what they really wanted was to play with...
12:28 am -05 - Fri, February 21, 2020
Engadget Facebook will pay for user recordings to improve speech recognition
Facebook may have stopped listening to and transcribing Messenger voice chats, but it still needs voice recordings to improve its speech recognition technology. So the company is going to pay select u...
10:59 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2020
Engadget T-Mobile, Sprint merger could close by April 1st
With most of the regulatory and legal hurdles out of the way -- approval from the California Public Utilities Commission is still needed -- T-Mobile and Sprint announced an amended version of their ag...
10:38 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2020
Engadget Eli Roth is directing the 'Borderlands' movie
Uncharted won't be the only well-known game franchise receiving a movie adaptation in the near future. Lionsgate has revealed that Hostel director and Inglourious Basterds star Eli Roth will dir...
09:54 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2020
Engadget Twitter tests labeling and correcting misleading tweets from politicians
Twitter is testing a new feature that -- if implemented -- will prominently flag misleading tweets from politicians and other public figures, according to NBC News. As seen below, the feature adds red...
09:29 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2020
Engadget Windows 10 icons are getting an overdue redesign
Microsoft refreshed Office's icons last year, and now it's Windows 10's turn. The software giant is rolling out updates to the icons for Windows 10's core apps over the months ahe...
09:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2020
Engadget Sony and Facebook withdraw from GDC due to coronavirus concerns
Mobile World Congress 2020 isn't the only trade show affected by COVID-19, otherwise known as the new coronavirus disease. Facebook has just announced that it will withdraw its presence from the ...
08:17 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2020
Engadget Hasbro's flurry of 'The Mandalorian' toys includes an animatronic Baby Yoda
Disney's bid to cash in on The Mandalorian's success has come a long, long way from when the company was scrambling to release crudely-designed shirts. Hasbro is releasing a deluge of toys a...
08:11 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2020
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Anker's Nebula Mars II Pro projector drops to $460
This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read Wire...
07:45 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2020
Engadget New Mexico AG sues Google over alleged child privacy violations
Google is being sued by New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas. In a lawsuit filed Thursday, Balderas alleges that Google is violating COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act) and Ne...
07:45 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2020
Engadget New Mexico AG sues Google over alleged child privacy violations (updated)
Google is being sued by New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas. In a lawsuit filed Thursday, Balderas alleges that Google is violating COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act) and Ne...
07:28 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2020
Engadget 'Westworld' season 3 trailer sets the stage for an AI battle
HBO has released a new trailer for the upcoming third season of Westworld. It shows Dolores, Maeve and Westworld's other characters leave the confines of the park that defined so much of show...
07:08 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2020
Engadget GM makes it easier to find EV charging stations with its myChevrolet app
If you drive a Chevy Bolt and you're the type of phone owner who likes to use as few applications as possible, GM plans to make to its myChevrolet app more useful. This year, the automaker plans ...
06:54 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2020
Engadget Google is cracking down on apps with 'disruptive' ads
Google's Play Store is a pretty open platform. While that can be a good thing for users and app developers, some bad actors can take advantage, either through malware or obnoxious ads. Today, the...
06:10 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2020
Engadget HBO and HBO Max are coming to YouTube TV
Google and WarnerMedia have signed a deal to bring HBO, Cinemax and HBO Max to YouTube TV this spring. WarnerMedia's other cable networks will also stay on YouTube's streaming TV service, on...
06:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2020
Engadget The Disney app is finally coming to Vizio TVs
Vizio is rolling out an update to its smart TVs that'll add a proper Disney+ app to the SmartCast platform. Until now, Vizio owners have had to cast Disney+ to their TV using Chromecast or AirPla...
05:44 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2020
Engadget 'Black Panther' comes to Disney on March 4th
Depending on who you ask, everyone has a different favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movie, but it's fair to say Black Panther is in a lot of people's top five. After a notable absenc...
05:30 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2020
Engadget Google is disappointing the Stadia community
"This is fine."Andrey Doronichev is in charge of gamer experience at Stadia, Google's fledgling cloud-gaming service. In a conversation with him about the company's confidence in S...
05:14 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2020
Engadget For $300, you can get an Alexa-powered kitchen for your kids
Alexa and other smart speakers can be especially useful in the kitchen, and toymakers are taking note. Today, KidKraft revealed its Alexa 2-in-1 Kitchen and Market. At first glance, it looks like your...
05:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2020
Engadget Mobvoi's latest TicWatch Pro is its most durable wearable yet
Over the last couple of years, wearable maker Mobvoi has made a name for itself by producing affordable but capable Wear OS smartwatches. The company's latest product, an update to its TicWatch P...
04:30 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2020
Engadget Hunt the high seas as a hyper-evolved super shark in 'Maneater'
Sharks have had a bad rap for years. Between Jaws, Deep Blue Sea (RIP Samuel L Jackson), and Shark Week, these apex oceanic predators have long been maligned as mindless killing machines. But in Manea...
04:01 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2020
Engadget Microsofts Defender security software is coming to iOS and Android
Despite Apple and Google's best efforts, malware and malicious apps are still a big concern on iOS and Android. So today, Microsoft announced that it's bringing its Defender Advanced Threat ...
03:48 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2020
Engadget Animal Crossing: New Horizons' will offer island terraforming
Nintendo just wrapped up its latest Nintendo Direct stream, which touted the features and gameplay of the upcoming Switch game, Animal Crossing: New Horizons. There are plenty of new elements to be ex...
03:48 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2020
Engadget 'Animal Crossing: New Horizons' will offer island terraforming
Nintendo just wrapped up its latest Nintendo Direct stream, which touted the features and gameplay of the upcoming Switch game, Animal Crossing: New Horizons. There are plenty of new elements to be ex...
03:30 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2020
Engadget Google parent Alphabet is pruning its 'other bets'
Alphabet is changing. The Silicon Valley super-company, which serves as an umbrella for Google and smaller, riskier subsidiaries known as "other bets," was established in August 2015. Execut...
03:01 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2020
Engadget 'Hardspace: Shipbreaker' is a PC game about salvaging space junk
Considering the huge variety of high-octane video games there are available, it's always something of a surprise when those involving fairly menial tasks --farming, for example -- perform so well...
02:44 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2020
Engadget Hondas latest app helps Civic Type R drivers become better racers
Honda has launched a new data-logging app designed to give drivers a ton of information about their skills on the track. Exclusive to the new 2020 Civic Type R, LogR provides information on 15 data po...
02:33 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2020
Engadget HTC's Project Proton is a preview of its next-gen VR headsets
While HTC is betting its VR future on the modular Vive Cosmos for now, it's also been working on next-gen lightweight headsets, under the title "Project Proton," that CEO Yves Maitre sa...
02:20 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2020
Engadget Apple may be open to letting users set their own default apps
Apple's insistence on gatekeeping certain actions of rival apps on iPhones and iPads has long been a source of contention among users. Clicking on web links or email addresses, for example, autom...
02:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2020
Engadget 3Doodler's newest kit lets preschoolers 3D-print tiny toys
3Doodler makes pens that shoot out lines of hot plastic, allowing you to make freeform 3D-prints without the hassle of learning how to use a dedicated printer. It already has products for the school a...
01:31 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2020
Engadget YouTube Music explains how its long-overdue cloud locker will work
Earlier this month it came to light that YouTube was finally working on a way to let you upload your own music to its library. Now, that feature is almost good to go. Google has published a support do...
01:25 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2020
Engadget CBS will massively expand All Access streaming library in 2020
ViacomCBS' rumored new streaming service isn't a new service so much as a massive expansion of CBS All Access. In the company's most recent earnings release and presentation, CEO Bob Ba...
01:01 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2020
Engadget Sonys Xperia L4 is an entry-level phone with a 21:9 display
Sony's added a sleek new smartphone to its entry series -- the Xperia L4. Designed as an "entertainment device," the phone's USP is undoubtedly its proportions and 6.2 inch 21:9 wi...
12:30 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: Samsung's botched 'find my mobile' alert went out worldwide
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.You know what -- that was my fault. I leaned on a button that said "do not push" and boom, Samsung sent users worldwide a Find My Mobile push notificatio...
12:01 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2020
Engadget Zeros SR/S electric motorcycle promises up to 201 miles of range
Like EV owners, electric motorcycle riders suffer from range anxiety. Zero Motorcycles is trying to alleviate that a bit with a new model, the SR/S. It can go up to 201 miles in the city and 103 miles...
10:50 am -05 - Thu, February 20, 2020
Engadget 'Fortnite' Chapter 2 Season 2 is all about secret agents and Deadpool
Fortnite might be one of the biggest games in the world, but the battle royale shooter has certainly had its problems over the past few months. Thanks to a mix of the Christmas holidays, the introduct...
10:10 am -05 - Thu, February 20, 2020
Engadget Samsung mistakenly pushed '1' notifications to Galaxy phones worldwide
If you've recently received a mysterious notification on your Samsung Galaxy device, you're not alone. The tech giant has blasted Galaxy phone users worldwide with a Find My Mobile push noti...
09:15 am -05 - Thu, February 20, 2020
Engadget Gmail turns its inbox filters into clickable 'search chips'
Google has started rolling out a new Gmail feature that'll make looking for specific emails in your overflowing inbox much less painful. The feature, called "search chips," will help yo...
08:00 am -05 - Thu, February 20, 2020
Engadget Snapchat's latest AR filters turn the floor into lava
There have been immersive Snapchat Lenses before, but this latest batch can literally change the world around you. Snap has unveiled "Ground Transformation" Lenses that turn the ground into ...
06:57 am -05 - Thu, February 20, 2020
Engadget MGM data breach exposed personal details of 10.6 million hotel guests
If you've stayed at an MGM Resorts hotel, you may be among victims of the latest massive data breach. The personal details of more than 10.6 million hotel guests were recently posted on a hacking...
05:43 am -05 - Thu, February 20, 2020
Engadget Samsung says the Galaxy Z Flip will be back in stock on Friday
Last week Samsung announced and almost immediately released its foldable Galaxy Z Flip, but only in "limited" quantities that dried up almost as soon as they appeared, unless you spot one in...
03:57 am -05 - Thu, February 20, 2020
Engadget Reuters: UK Google users will lose GDPR protections
Google users in the UK might feel another effect of the Brexit process, and it's one they may not have expected. According to Reuters, the tech giant is planning to place British users' acco...
02:08 am -05 - Thu, February 20, 2020
Engadget HTC's expanded Vive Cosmos family may help lure more VR users
HTC's Vive Cosmos is positioned as a high-end VR kit that's easier to use, and we liked it, but one concern we had was its $699 price -- a notable jump from Oculus' $400 offerings, teth...
01:45 am -05 - Thu, February 20, 2020
Engadget PS4 Pro gets a $100 price cut on Amazon to just under $300
Yes, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series Whatever are coming your way by the end of the year. But if you can't wait until then for a 4K or VR gaming upgrade, then at least you can save a little mon...
01:45 am -05 - Thu, February 20, 2020
Engadget You can get a PS4 Pro on Amazon for less than $300
Yes, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series Whatever are coming your way by the end of the year. But if you can't wait until then for a 4K or VR gaming upgrade, then at least you can save a little mon...
12:31 am -05 - Thu, February 20, 2020
Engadget Twitter makes it easier to thread your new tweets with older ones
You no longer have to go digging through your tweets to reply to one with an update. Twitter has added a feature that makes it easier to connect an in-progress tweet to an earlier post. When you...
11:40 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2020
Engadget Carnegie Mellon built an 'opt-out' system for nearby tracking devices
It's getting easier to control what your smart home devices share, but what about the connected devices beyond your home? Researchers at Carnegie Mellon's CyLab think they can give you more...
10:26 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2020
Engadget If you bought Flywheel's home bike, you can trade it in for a free Peloton
One of Peloton's biggest competitors, Flywheel Sports, announced today that it is shutting down its online classes. The company sent an email informing its users that it would stop its Flywheel A...
09:47 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2020
Engadget Google will review Android apps that request background location info
Google's upcoming efforts to improve mobile privacy will extend beyond the upgrades in Android 11. Starting August 3rd, the company will require approval for background location requests in all ...
08:45 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2020
Engadget Alamo Drafthouse's movie-per-day Season Pass is finally here
It took many months, but Alamo Drafthouse's Season Pass is finally available to everyone -- but like some rivals, what you'll pay depends on where you live. The service gives everyone access...
08:32 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2020
Engadget Nissan hopes people will pay $699 a month to swap cars on demand
Over the last couple of years, we've seen automakers like Porsche and Cadillac try their hand at car subscription services, and now Nissan is doing the same. Starting in Houston, the Japanese aut...
07:55 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2020
Engadget Staples is opening podcast studios in six Boston stores
Staples' latest ploy to get people into its retail stores is podcast recording booths. This week, the podcasting company Speaker announced that it's bringing recording spaces to six Staples ...
07:42 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2020
Engadget Hasbro is relaunching classic Tiger Electronics gaming handhelds
A few years ago, Hasbro revived its line of Tamagotchi virtual pets. The new versions of the toy were smaller than the originals from the '90s and had fewer features. They must have sold pretty w...
07:31 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2020
Engadget THQ Nordic is moving forward with its 'Gothic' remake
After it released a playable teaser in December to gauge public interest for a remake of 2001 fantasy RPG Gothic, THQ Nordic says it's moving forward with full development of the title. The publi...
07:18 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2020
Engadget Samsung will sell its foldable glass display to other companies
Now that the Galaxy Z Flip is available to buy, Samsung plans to sell the phone's signature foldable glass screen to other manufacturers. The screen will carry the same ultra-thin glass (UTG) bra...
07:02 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2020
Engadget Sony pulls out of PAX East over coronavirus concerns
Sony is pulling out of PAX East this year owing to coronavirus concerns. The company had planned to showcase a number of upcoming PlayStation 4 games there, including offering gamers their first chanc...
06:54 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2020
Engadget Android 11 Developer Preview focuses on 5G and better privacy
After a brief tease, the first Android 11 Developer Preview is available for Pixel devices -- and it's clear Google is thinking about the future with this release. The test software is built wit...
06:50 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2020
Engadget Spotify is testing real-time lyrics
Spotify might be adding real-time lyrics to its app, again. Dozens of Twitter users around the world have reported that lyrics are now popping up as they listen to Spotify. A user with beta 8.5.46.848...
06:45 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2020
Engadget How does the Switch Lite fit into your portable gaming life?
The original Switch is a pretty compact device but, if you never hooked it up to a TV, it might not have been diminutive enough. For those players Nintendo introduced the Switch Lite, a smaller and, d...
06:30 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2020
Engadget Teardown reveals how much hardware Samsung crams into the Galaxy Z Flip
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip lays out a welcome mat for dust and debris. But while the hinge gap is concerning, it is impressive that Samsung was able to fit so many components into a foldable design. iF...
06:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2020
Engadget America is falling in love with electric SUVs
Established automakers and startups alike are hoping to cash in on the American public's paradigm shift towards electric transportation. For a long time, however, EV technology simply wasn't...
05:43 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2020
Engadget Uber helps you report problematic drivers during your ride
Uber is introducing a new On-Trip Reporting feature that will let users report non-emergency safety issues in real time, instead of waiting until after the trip has ended. Uber hopes this will be more...
05:21 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2020
Engadget Every Star Wars feature film will be available on 4K Blu-ray in March
So far, Star Wars fans have only been able to watch The Last Jedi and Solo on 4K Blu-ray. The rest of the live action movies will be getting the 4K Blu-ray treatment on March 31st, though, for a total...
05:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2020
Engadget Google's world is your next wallpaper
Google Earth is arguably the best product Google has ever created because it allows anyone to explore our planet (and beyond) with ease. However, you may not know that Google also has an app called Ea...
04:17 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2020
Engadget 'No Man's Sky' update adds living ships to its universe
No Man's Sky has been making dramatic strides in quality and originality in recent years, and its latest revision appears to be a textbook example of that. Hello Games has released a Living Ship...
04:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2020
Engadget Microsoft's all-in-one Office app is now available to all
Microsoft's all-in-one Office app is ready for primetime. The mobile-first application, which the company announced last November, has already been available as a public preview. That version was...
03:53 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2020
Engadget The iPad Air is on sale at Amazon (along with a bunch of other iPads)
We've already seen a couple solid iPad discounts this year, and it seems to be an ongoing trend. Select versions of the iPad Air, iPad Pro and iPad mini are on sale today, offering something for ...
03:40 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2020
Engadget Intel outlines chip that will make quantum computers smaller and faster
Intel is determined to play an important role in quantum computing, and it just outlined a component that will play a key part in that strategy. Intel and QuTech have provided some technical details f...
03:12 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2020
Engadget 'GTA4' is returning to Steam next month without multiplayer
Grand Theft Auto 4 will return to Steam on March 19th after it was abruptly pulled from the digital storefront last month due to an issue with Microsoft's defunct Games for Windows Live service. ...
02:45 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2020
Engadget The EU outlines its plan to compete with big tech
The European Union has outlined the start of its vision to boost its opportunities in our rapidly digitizing future. As part of a push to make the Union ready for the digital age, it has published a w...
02:22 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2020
Engadget Disney may stagger episodes of 'The Mandalorian' in Europe
It's almost impossible to avoid spoilers for popular shows these days, especially big hits already available in their entirety like The Mandalorian. For Star Wars fans in regions where Disney+ st...
02:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2020
Engadget Adobe brings more desktop-quality Photoshop tools to the iPad
Photoshop turns 30 today, and Adobe is celebrating with some worthwhile updates to the photo-editing app on both the desktop and iPad. The company has been focused on improving that tablet app as quic...
02:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2020
Engadget NYC-only affordable alternative to Uber and Lyft arrives today
Starting today, New Yorkers have access to a new option when it comes to ride-hailing apps, one that claims it's "built for New Yorkers by a New Yorker." Myle was founded by Aleksey Med...
01:35 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2020
Engadget CCP cancels one 'Eve Online' shooter, announces another
CCP Games has given up on its EVE Online-inspired shooter Project Nova, but don't worry, it's now working on... another Eve Online-inspired shooter. In a statement on Reddit, CCP's Geor...
01:01 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2020
Engadget Mozillas latest Android app takes its VPN service beyond Firefox
Mozilla has been investigating the VPN sphere for a while. Last year it launched a VPN-like browser extension, while back in 2018 it rolled out an experimental subscription-based VPN service. Now it&#...
12:54 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: 'Halo' Nerf guns are here
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.This isn't how the Sonic Cycle is supposed to go. I haven't seen the live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie yet, but according to Nick Summers it's ac...
12:29 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2020
Engadget Google makes its Titan security keys available across Europe
Google's Titan security keys are now available in more regions. The company started selling them in the US a month after they were launched, and while it eventually rolled them out to more countr...
12:01 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2020
Engadget Groupon is done selling you junk
For most folks, Groupon is probably synonymous with dirt-cheap spa days, wine tastings or trips to the fancy escape room across town. Open the app, however, and for every experience on offer, there�...
11:35 am -05 - Wed, February 19, 2020
Engadget TikTok lets parents set time limits and vet DMs on teen accounts
As TikTok has become increasingly popular with teens, the platform has gradually introduced a number of measures to help keep young people safe -- it introduced age checks last year, and more recently...
11:01 am -05 - Wed, February 19, 2020
Engadget Watch jetpack pilot Vince Reffet set a new altitude record in Dubai
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Jetman Dubai's latest aeronautical achievement in a jet-powered wingsuit. The team says it's reached a major milestone with its Iron Man-like jet s...
10:00 am -05 - Wed, February 19, 2020
Engadget Lyft's e-bikes return to New York City after a braking issue delay
After a delay due to brake issues, Lyft's Citi Bike has rolled out a fleet of "several hundred" e-bikes in New York City. They're now available to rent at any of the 900 Citi Bike ...
07:40 am -05 - Wed, February 19, 2020
Engadget Judge dismisses Huawei lawsuit against 'unconstitutional' federal ban
In 2018 the US government banned government personnel from using Huawei and ZTE devices, and a few months later, Huawei sued on the basis that such restrictions were unconstitutional. Since then, Huaw...
05:26 am -05 - Wed, February 19, 2020
Engadget Twitter acquires Stories photo and video editor maker Chroma Labs
Twitter has acquired Chroma Labs, the firm behind an editor for photos and videos meant specifically for Instagram and Facebook Stories, as well as for Snapchat. Whether the acquisition means Twitter ...
03:31 am -05 - Wed, February 19, 2020
Engadget Mall Madness electronic board game gets an update for 2020
Hasbro is bringing Mall Madness back for old fans and everyone else missing local malls that became a casualty of the retail apocalypse. The company has given the electronic shopping-themed board game...
02:47 am -05 - Wed, February 19, 2020
Engadget Your Google Fit stats are now just a swipe away
If you don't have a Wear OS smartwatch, checking your Google Fit stats has usually involved a bit of work -- not a lot, but enough to slow you down. It should be speedy from now on. Google has ...
01:44 am -05 - Wed, February 19, 2020
Engadget Alphabet quits work on its energy-generating kites
Alphabet's years-long involvement with energy-making kites is no more. The Google parent is ending its work on Makani's wind power technology, with X's Moonshot lead Astro Teller warni...
12:33 am -05 - Wed, February 19, 2020
Engadget Blue Apron considers selling itself as it bleeds customers
Blue Apron has been struggling in recent years, and that's leading the company to consider some extreme options. The online meal kit service has revealed that it's looking at "strategi...
11:05 pm -05 - Tue, February 18, 2020
Engadget The Galaxy Z Flip's hinge fibers aren't enough to keep dust out
Samsung made much ado over fiber layers in the Galaxy Z Flip's hinge that are supposed to keep dust and debris from ruining your day, but how effective are they, really? They might not be as eff...
10:35 pm -05 - Tue, February 18, 2020
Engadget 'Animal Crossing' themed Nintendo Direct scheduled for Thursday
Animal Crossing: New Horizons will bring Nintendo's franchise to the Switch in March, and one month ahead of the game's release date it will unveil more details about the new entry. A 25-min...
08:23 pm -05 - Tue, February 18, 2020
Engadget Facebook's gigabit wireless rolls out in Puerto Rico
Facebook's Terragraph WiFi technology is delivering high-speed broadband to San Juan, Puerto Rico. This week, AeroNet, Puerto Rico's internet service provider, announced a six-month Terragra...
08:13 pm -05 - Tue, February 18, 2020
Engadget Match.coms Date Check-In sends an SOS to friends in case of creeps
Going on a date with someone you met online can be scary -- not just because of the pressure to be charming, but also because of the horror stories of creepers and criminals that use dating apps to ta...
08:05 pm -05 - Tue, February 18, 2020
Engadget Hasbro's Halo-themed Nerf gun lineup includes a Needler
Over the last year, we've seen Hasbro jump on the Fortnite bandwagon by releasing themed Nerf guns. It's now turning its attention to a more historic gaming franchise, with the company annou...
07:39 pm -05 - Tue, February 18, 2020
Engadget Kickstarter employees vote to unionize
More tech company workers are unionizing in an attempt to improve their bargaining power. A group of 85 Kickstarter employees have voted to unionize, aligning themselves with a branch of the Office an...
07:14 pm -05 - Tue, February 18, 2020
Engadget The Witcher 3 update brings PC cross-saves to the Switch
If you're hooked on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on PC and want to keep playing while you're on the go, you can do just that perhaps with a little more ease than in the past. CD Projekt Red has ...
07:06 pm -05 - Tue, February 18, 2020
Engadget Spotifys trailer redesign makes it easier to find new podcasts
If its recent purchase of Ringer and podcast-related feature additions didn't make things clear, audio shows are a big focus for Spotify. So it was only a matter of time before the company starte...
06:27 pm -05 - Tue, February 18, 2020
Engadget EA's game servers went down this morning
If you've been unable to play Star Wars Battlefront II or log into your Origin account, you're not alone. EA's servers are down, impacting thousands of users. EA and DICE community lead...
06:27 pm -05 - Tue, February 18, 2020
Engadget EA's game servers went down this morning (updated)
If you've been unable to play Star Wars Battlefront II or log into your Origin account, you're not alone. EA's servers are down, impacting thousands of users. EA and DICE community lead...
06:09 pm -05 - Tue, February 18, 2020
Engadget Frontline documentary tackles Jeff Bezos and the Amazon Empire
Amazon is the subject of the latest Frontline documentary, which airs on PBS today at 9PM ET and is probably worth checking out if you have any interest in the tech giant. From the same team that was ...
05:44 pm -05 - Tue, February 18, 2020
Engadget Volocopter is researching the best air taxis routes in Southeast Asia
Volocopter is preparing for a feasibility study that will determine the best cities and routes for air taxis in Southeast Asia and evaluate different air taxi use cases. This next step is part of a Me...
05:22 pm -05 - Tue, February 18, 2020
Engadget Eight Kingdom Hearts games make their debut on Xbox One
Kingdom Hearts III coming to Xbox One was a big deal -- it was the first time a game from the series was published on one of Microsoft's platforms, and it was the first time a mainline Kingdom He...
05:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 18, 2020
Engadget Google is bringing Stadia to 18 new phones, including the Galaxy S20
Google's cloud gaming service, Stadia, has been exclusive to Pixel phones since its launch three months ago, but that's changing this week. On February 20th, Stadia will hit 14 Samsung model...
05:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 18, 2020
Engadget Alex Garlands new show wants you to be scared of tech again
Back in the '90s, when the internet first entered our collective consciousness, Hollywood responded by releasing a slate of techno thrillers that warned of all the horrible things computers could...
04:36 pm -05 - Tue, February 18, 2020
Engadget Jaguar Land Rover unveils autonomous EV concept for urban transit
As part of Jaguar Land Rover's mission to achieve zero emissions, the company has unveiled a new concept vehicle, Project Vector. The electric vehicle is designed to provide autonomous rides in u...
04:08 pm -05 - Tue, February 18, 2020
Engadget Dells top-of-the-line XPS 13 from 2019 is $400 off at Amazon
One of Engadget's favorite laptops, the Dell XPS 13, is currently on sale. Amazon has discounted the top-of-the-line 2019 model by $400, making it $1,400 instead of $1,800. This variant features ...
03:30 pm -05 - Tue, February 18, 2020
Engadget Miraculously, 'Sonic the Hedgehog' is a fine movie
Sonic fans are used to being let down. Unlike Mario, who has rarely starred in a bad video game, the famous 'blue blur' has featured in countless duds. These include Sonic the Hedgehog 4, a ...
03:28 pm -05 - Tue, February 18, 2020
Engadget SpaceX could send private citizens to space as soon as 2021
SpaceX is one step closer to sending private citizens into outer space. The company signed an agreement with Space Adventures to fly space tourists in the Crew Dragon. Up to four individuals will have...
02:56 pm -05 - Tue, February 18, 2020
Engadget Traeger's Ironwood smart grills now ship with a handy pellet supply sensor
If Traeger's Ironwood series caught your eye, the company is now including a handy feature in the box, rather than making it a separate purchase. Traeger is now shipping its WiFi-equipped Ironwoo...
02:25 pm -05 - Tue, February 18, 2020
Engadget Transit directions are rolling out to Apple Maps users in Europe
Apple took its time getting transit directions onto its maps, and even once it did Apple Maps users in countries outside the US were left wanting. Now, it seems it's finally rolling out transit d...
02:05 pm -05 - Tue, February 18, 2020
Engadget Marshall's latest Monitor over-ear headphones are equipped with ANC
Marshall first introduced its Monitor over-ear headphones in 2013 with a wired model. Since then, the company has added a wireless option, but there still wasn't a version with active noise cance...
02:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 18, 2020
Engadget NASA is crowdsourcing a sensor that can survive Venus
Venus is hostile to just about everything, including probes -- and while NASA thinks it has Venus-resistant electronics, that doesn't mean future rovers are ready to touch down on the planet'...
01:42 pm -05 - Tue, February 18, 2020
Engadget Ring now requires two-factor sign-ins for its home security devices
Ring is continuing its bid to improve privacy and security after facing criticism. As of today, the Amazon brand will start requiring two-factor authentication for all users when they sign into their...
01:20 pm -05 - Tue, February 18, 2020
Engadget Samsung offers at-home Galaxy S20 trials to mitigate impact of coronavirus
As the spread of coronavirus continues to keep people in quarantine and threaten promotional tech events, companies in Asia gearing up for low sales -- but Samsung's new home visit service aims t...
12:55 pm -05 - Tue, February 18, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: The rotary cellphone DIY kit you've been waiting for
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Sick of foldable phones? OK, if closing with a flip isn't your throwback design of choice, then maybe you'd prefer a rotary dial. Seriously.Brookhaven Na...
12:30 pm -05 - Tue, February 18, 2020
Engadget Qualcomm promises 5G 'with fewer hurdles' on its latest modem
Qualcomm's an industry leader when it comes to making 5G modems for mobile devices, and so far, its offerings have been in the most prominent smartphones. Following the Snapdragon X50 and X55, Qu...
11:55 am -05 - Tue, February 18, 2020
Engadget TCL's leaked prototype phone features a slide-out display
While Motorola and Samsung are vying for the attention of early adopters looking to purchase modern foldable phones, TCL apparently decided to experiment with another form factor altogether. According...
11:10 am -05 - Tue, February 18, 2020
Engadget Nintendo unveils a coral-colored Switch Lite
Nintendo has unveiled a new color for the Switch Lite, and it's just fine. You'd be mistaken for calling it pink, but it's actually considered coral -- "Living Coral" was Pant...
10:03 am -05 - Tue, February 18, 2020
Engadget Extortionists threaten sites with bad traffic to make Google ban ads
A creative extortion scheme is threatening websites with revenue loss by unleashing bad traffic that activates Google's AdSense anti-fraud systems, according to Krebs on Security. First, a frauds...
07:58 am -05 - Tue, February 18, 2020
Engadget LG brings a 48-megapixel camera to its budget K-series smartphone
LG has added three new models to its K-series line of budget smartphones, and all of them have a rear quad-camera setup with a high-resolution main lens, a wide angle lens, a depth sensor and a macro ...
05:22 am -05 - Tue, February 18, 2020
Engadget Cadillac will unveil its first all-electric vehicle in April
We'll soon finally see the midsize electric crossover Cadillac previewed way back in January 2019. Cadillac president Steve Carlisle has revealed that the company will unveil the crossover, its f...
04:19 am -05 - Tue, February 18, 2020
Engadget Now 'League of Legends' star Faker is a part-owner of his esports team
Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok has been an esports superstar and key member of the T1 League of Legends team since 2013, and a new three-year contract with the squad adds "part owner" to h...
03:05 am -05 - Tue, February 18, 2020
Engadget What's on TV this week: 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars'
For fans of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the wait is almost over. The next big Disney+ exclusive is this animated series, which is kicking off its seventh season after several years on the shelf. Meanwh...
02:28 am -05 - Tue, February 18, 2020
Engadget 'Assassin's Creed: Syndicate' will be free on Epic's game store this week
The Epic Games Store's freebies can be hit or miss, but this is one you might want to consider if you're a stealth action fan. Epic is making Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed: Syndicate...
01:18 am -05 - Tue, February 18, 2020
Engadget Google pulls alleged UAE spying app ToTok from the Play Store, again
From TikTok to FaceApp, it can be hard to tell when an app has nefarious intentions hidden behind its useful or buzzworthy features. The same goes for ToTok. The New York Times reported in December th...
12:23 am -05 - Tue, February 18, 2020
Engadget You can make your own rotary cellphone
As convenient as modern cellphones are, there's a certain charm to spinning an old-fashioned rotary dial to make a call -- and now, there's a cellphone that caters to that nostalgia. Brookh...
11:06 pm -05 - Mon, February 17, 2020
Engadget Microsoft releases its unified Office app for Android
Microsoft has followed through on its promise of a unified Office mobile app -- for some people, anyway. Following months of beta testing, the company has released the all-in-one productivity app for...
09:44 pm -05 - Mon, February 17, 2020
Engadget Apple warns of iPhone 'supply shortages' due to coronavirus outbreak
The consequences of the coronavirus outbreak will be worse than expected for Apple. The tech firm has warned that global iPhone supply will be "temporarily constrained" while it resumes prod...
08:31 pm -05 - Mon, February 17, 2020
Engadget Watch the first trailer for Spielberg's Apple TV series 'Amazing Stories'
Apple has shared the first trailer for Steven Spielberg's upcoming Amazing Stories revival. The series will hit the tech giant's TV+ streaming service on March 6th, with five different stori...
08:03 pm -05 - Mon, February 17, 2020
Engadget EU won't let Facebook tell it how to regulate tech giants
The European Union won't let Facebook tell it how to regulate Big Tech. Today, EU industry commissioner Thierry Breton said Facebook will have to adapt to the EU's standards, not the other w...
07:35 pm -05 - Mon, February 17, 2020
Engadget Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion to combat climate change
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced today he plans to contribute $10 billion toward fighting climate change through the creation of a new philanthropic project called the Bezos Earth Fund. "Climate c...
06:42 pm -05 - Mon, February 17, 2020
Engadget RCS messaging comes to Windows 10's Your Phone app
When Samsung's new Galaxy S20 phones make their way to stores early next month, they'll be able to relay RCS messages to Windows 10 PCs. It's all thanks to Microsoft's Your Phone a...
06:11 pm -05 - Mon, February 17, 2020
Engadget The synth tones of 'Blade Runner' now fit on your desk
Yamaha's CS-80 is one of the biggest synths ever -- whether in size, tone or resale price. Most notably remembered for being Vangelis' go-to instrument when composing the score for Blade Run...
05:34 pm -05 - Mon, February 17, 2020
Engadget SpaceX lost another Falcon booster to the sea
This morning, at 10:05AM ET, SpaceX successfully launched its fifth batch of Starlink internet satellites via a Falcon 9 rocket. Unfortunately, it did not manage to land the rocket's booster as p...
05:04 pm -05 - Mon, February 17, 2020
Engadget Apple Music's Replay 2020 playlist tracks your favorites week-by-week
You don't have to sit tight until December to start your 2020 retrospective. As promised, Apple Music has made its automatic Replay 2020 playlist available to subscribers through its beta web pla...
04:22 pm -05 - Mon, February 17, 2020
Engadget Google is ending its Station free public WiFi program
After almost four years of providing free internet access to people in developing countries, Google plans to shut down its Station program. The initiative saw the search giant offer free public WiFi a...
03:18 pm -05 - Mon, February 17, 2020
Engadget Amazon's Fire tablets for kids are back to their lowest-ever pricing
Now might be a good time to go shopping if you're looking for a tablet to keep your kids entertained and educated. Amazon has dropped the prices on its Kids Edition tablets to Black Friday level...
02:45 pm -05 - Mon, February 17, 2020
Engadget What were listening to: Caspian
In this installment of what we currently have in our earbuds, senior editor Billy Steele explains why some post-rock tunes are is current favorite work music. ...
01:25 pm -05 - Mon, February 17, 2020
Engadget 'State of Decay 2' is getting a major free update
State of Decay 2 is getting a major update -- and it's no standard content patch either. The total overhaul -- appropriately titled "the Juggernaut Edition" -- will see the game's ...
12:47 pm -05 - Mon, February 17, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: The Galaxy Z Flip's glass screen isn't as tough as we thought
Welcome back to the week. You might have noticed the return of the durability test. Thanks to a new phone form-factor (hello, foldables!), there's never been a better time to ruin a thousand-doll...
12:15 pm -05 - Mon, February 17, 2020
Engadget Rumors resurface about 'Diablo' and 'Overwatch' animated series
Rumors of a Diablo anime and Overwatch cartoon have been floating around for a while now. Uber Gizmo reported on a potential Diablo series back in 2018, while Activision Blizzard director Jeff Kaplan ...
11:25 am -05 - Mon, February 17, 2020
Engadget Adam Savage turned Spot the robodog into a creepy rickshaw driver
Boston Dynamics has long touted robotic dog Spot's ability to help out in disaster situations and to take on jobs too hazardous for humans, but what practical applications does it have for the av...
10:35 am -05 - Mon, February 17, 2020
Engadget UK to spend $1.6 billion on the world's fastest weather supercomputer
The UK's weather service, the Met Office, will spend &pound;1.2 billion ($1.6 billion) to acquire the world's most powerful climate supercomputer, the government has announced. That'...
08:07 am -05 - Mon, February 17, 2020
Engadget 'Rainbow Six Siege' will be ready for PS5 and Xbox Series X at launch
Rainbow Six Siege will be available to play on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles as soon as they launch, Ubisoft game director Leroy Athanassof told Windows Central. On top of that, cross-g...
04:41 am -05 - Mon, February 17, 2020
Engadget Redbox debuts a free, ad-backed live TV service
Redbox is still better known for its rental kiosks than anything else, but it's clearly keen to expand its streaming offerings. The company has launched a free, ad-supported live TV service (app...
03:02 am -05 - Mon, February 17, 2020
Engadget Rocket Lab will launch a NASA cubesat to the Moon
Rocket Lab will fulfill its dreams of launching payloads to the Moon. NASA has picked Rocket Lab to carry its CAPSTONE (Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Exp...
01:40 am -05 - Mon, February 17, 2020
Engadget Blizzard's cancelled 'StarCraft: Ghost' leaks in playable form
Blizzard's cancelled StarCraft: Ghost has been the stuff of gaming legend. It was supposed to mark Blizzard's big leap into 3D action games, but it never came to pass -- delays, changing de...
12:19 am -05 - Mon, February 17, 2020
Engadget The Galaxy Z Flip's glass screen isn't very durable
When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Z Flip, its display's extra-thin glass drew the attention of many people. It theoretically offered a better feel and more durability than the fragile plastic of ...
11:04 pm -05 - Sun, February 16, 2020
Engadget New York AG won't keep fighting T-Mobile merger with Sprint
Now that a federal judge has removed one of the few remaining obstacles to T-Mobile's merger with Sprint, resistance to the move appears to be fading. New York Attorney General Letitia James has ...
09:47 pm -05 - Sun, February 16, 2020
Engadget Tesla ordered to halt early work on its German Gigafactory
Tesla's Berlin area Gigafactory is running into trouble before the EV maker has even laid the foundations. The higher administrative court for Berlin-Brandenburg has ordered Tesla to halt forest...
08:30 pm -05 - Sun, February 16, 2020
Engadget 'Sonic the Hedgehog' breaks record for a video game movie debut
The Sonic the Hedgehog movie has come a long, long way from that horrifying initial trailer. Paramount's adaptation just broke the record for a video game movie's three-day opening in the U...
07:14 pm -05 - Sun, February 16, 2020
Engadget HBO Max's first trailer reminds you it has non-HBO titles, too
HBO Max is still a few months away from its May launch, but that isn't stopping AT&amp;T and WarnerMedia from trying to drum up some early hype. The streaming service has introduced its first...
06:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 16, 2020
Engadget The best smart locks
By Jon ChaseThis 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....
04:30 pm -05 - Sun, February 16, 2020
Engadget After Math: Stunning figures
The news just wouldn't stop dropping this week. First, Parasite absolutely dominated the Oscars, everyone was convinced Bill Gates bought a hydrogen-powered mega-yacht for a hot second (surprise,...
01:06 pm -05 - Sun, February 16, 2020
Engadget Next version of Chrome brings web AR and NFC to more users
Google is close to making some cutting edge web tech more accessible. The internet giant has released a Chrome 81 beta for Android, Linux, Mac and Windows that adds WebXR support for browser-based au...
09:15 am -05 - Sun, February 16, 2020
Engadget Overwatch League moves matches to South Korea after coronavirus outbreak
The current coronavirus outbreak (aka COVID-19) is affecting the esports world as much as other industries. The Overwatch League is moving cancelled homestand matches at Guangzhou, Hangzhou and Shangh...
04:19 am -05 - Sun, February 16, 2020
Engadget Strava now syncs workout data from your Apple Watch
If you use Strava to track your workouts on an iPhone, you've probably wondered why you couldn't sync your Apple Health data with it. While there is a Strava app for the Apple Watch, there&...
02:20 am -05 - Sun, February 16, 2020
Engadget Ring footage might not be very useful for catching criminals
Ring has said that camera footage sent to police can help reduce burglaries and catch criminals, but how effective is it, really? It might not be as helpful as you might think. NBC News has conducte...
01:02 am -05 - Sun, February 16, 2020
Engadget 'PUBG Mobile' pro-level esports tournament kicks off
One of the biggest mobile games today, PUBG Mobile, has kicked off an esports tournament for pro-level players, showing just how much the category has grown in recent years. Mobile games accounted for...
11:44 pm -05 - Sat, February 15, 2020
Engadget 'OurMine' group hijacks Twitter accounts for Olympics and FC Barcelona
No, the OurMine group isn't done defacing high-profile sites. Twitter has confirmed reports that OurMine hijacked accounts for both the Olympics and FC Barcelona on February 15th, using the oppo...
10:28 pm -05 - Sat, February 15, 2020
Engadget Ultrasonic bracelet jams the microphones around you
Smart speakers and other microphone-equipped devices aren't supposed to listen all the time, but there might be a solution if you aren't willing to take any chances. University of Chicago r...
09:16 pm -05 - Sat, February 15, 2020
Engadget SpaceX delivers the Crew Dragon capsule to its launch site
The SpaceX Crew Dragon, which is slated to be the first spacecraft to carry humans to orbit from American soil since 2011, has arrived at its Cape Canaveral launch site. NASA and SpaceX are already pr...
08:00 pm -05 - Sat, February 15, 2020
Engadget Love at first fold: 24 hours with Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip
I'll admit it, when Samsung teased the Galaxy Fold at its Developer Conference in 2018, I wasn't sold on the concept. Sure, the technology was impressive, but it just seemed gimmicky to me. ...
06:43 pm -05 - Sat, February 15, 2020
Engadget The latest 'Fortnite' emote lets you Rickroll your foes
It's not uncommon to troll your Fortnite enemies with a victory dance, but the latest one might be particularly insidious. Epic Games has added a purchasable "Never Gonna" emote to the...
05:25 pm -05 - Sat, February 15, 2020
Engadget Tesla Model S range edges closer to 400 miles
When Elon Musk said the Tesla Model S was close to achieving 400 miles on a charge, he wasn't kidding. Tesla has updated the electric luxury sedan's stats once again to give it an EPA estim...
02:30 pm -05 - Sat, February 15, 2020
Engadget Recommended Reading: The CIA-owned company that helped it spy on the world
The intelligence coup of the centuryGreg Miller,The Washington PostThis in-depth report tells the story of Crypto AG, a Switzerland-based company that achieved success for its code-making machines dur...
02:00 pm -05 - Sat, February 15, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: Motorola Razr review, and the end of HQ Trivia
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.After an explosive launch in 2017 that had millions of people tuning in to play live on their phones for cash prizes, HQ Trivia has shut down. Its downfall include...
09:54 am -05 - Sat, February 15, 2020
Engadget Elon Musk's Boring Company is done excavating first Las Vegas tunnel
The Boring Company has finished excavating the first of the two tunnels planned for Las Vegas Convention Center's underground loop transportation system. If you'll recall, the Las Vegas Conv...
03:43 am -05 - Sat, February 15, 2020
Engadget Galaxy Z Flip teardown video looks inside Samsung's latest foldable
Now that the Galaxy Z Flip is available (even if it's in very limited qualities) of course someone is in a hurry to pull it apart. While iFixit hasn't published a teardown of the device to f...
12:57 am -05 - Sat, February 15, 2020
Engadget HQ Trivia game abruptly shuts down after 14 'seasons'
HQ Trivia, which was once a popular mobile game where you can earn a few dollars, is no more. CNN has obtained an internal memo from CEO and co-founder Rus Yusupov, terminating 25 full-time employees ...
12:39 am -05 - Sat, February 15, 2020
Engadget Nike's new self-lacing basketball shoes go on sale Sunday for $400
Last year Nike applied self-tightening / self-lacing tech to a basketball shoe for the first time with its Adapt BB. Now the Adapt BB 2.0 is ready to go on sale this Sunday as the NBA celebrates All-S...
11:53 pm -05 - Fri, February 14, 2020
Engadget NASA gives four projects $3 million to develop potential space missions
NASA has announced four projects as part of its Discovery Program, which sees the space agency asking scientists to pitch focused, relatively low-cost missions for it to take on and develop into full-...
10:51 pm -05 - Fri, February 14, 2020
Engadget Rumor suggests Apple's 5G iPhone could rely on a custom antenna
For years, leaks and rumors have targeted 2020 for the arrival of Apple's first iPhone with 5G capabilities. Now we're in the year, and carriers are starting to roll out networks with the hi...
09:46 pm -05 - Fri, February 14, 2020
Engadget Ring says its app will allow more control over data shared with Google, Facebook
A couple of weeks ago, the Electronic Frontier Foundation published the results of its investigation into data the Ring app is sharing with third parties. While the Amazon-owned company has faced crit...
08:22 pm -05 - Fri, February 14, 2020
Engadget Delta hopes to be the first carbon neutral airline
BP isn't the only company hoping to go carbon neutral despite its dependence on fossil fuels. Delta has unveiled a goal to become the first carbon neutral airline in the world, with the company ...
08:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 14, 2020
Engadget It doesnt matter if China hacked Equifax
On Monday the FBI and AG Barr announced "an indictment last week charging four members of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) with hacking into the computer systems of the credit repo...
07:31 pm -05 - Fri, February 14, 2020
Engadget The IRS won't ask you to report 'Fortnite' V-Bucks on tax returns
Don't worry, you won't have to factor in-game currency into your taxes... at least, not yet. The IRS has removed a guideline (cached here) from October that treated Fortnite's V-Bucks, ...
07:10 pm -05 - Fri, February 14, 2020
Engadget Motorola Razr review: A fashion statement, not a flagship
The Motorola Razr is many things. It's one of the first foldable phones you can buy right now. It's a feat of engineering from a storied mobile brand. It's a Verizon exclusive. (Sigh.) ...
06:44 pm -05 - Fri, February 14, 2020
Engadget Gmail for iOS will let you attach items from the Files app
The Gmail iOS app is making it a little easier to send attachments. Previously, users were limited to attaching photos from the camera roll or anything in their Google Drive. Thanks to an update rolli...
05:52 pm -05 - Fri, February 14, 2020
Engadget Australian court orders Google to reveal user who wrote a dentists bad review
A federal court has ordered Google to identify an anonymous user who left a bad review of an Australian dental surgeon's practice, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. He said th...
05:30 pm -05 - Fri, February 14, 2020
Engadget Online-only platforms are going offline with permanent spaces
The retailpocalypse started in 2010. It followed the 2008 global recession, with the parallel birth and rise of social media adding fuel to the growth of online shopping. Suburban and rural malls sat ...
05:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 14, 2020
Engadget How to connect your new turntable to any audio system
By Brent ButterworthThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate com...
04:10 pm -05 - Fri, February 14, 2020
Engadget Pandora's Apple Watch app can stream music without an iPhone
Next time you go for a run or to the gym, you might be able to leave your phone behind but still listen to whatever music you want on the fly if you're a Pandora premium subscriber. The Apple Wat...
04:10 pm -05 - Fri, February 14, 2020
Engadget Pandora's Apple Watch app will soon stream music without an iPhone
Next time you go for a run or to the gym, you might be able to leave your phone behind but still listen to whatever music you want on the fly if you're a Pandora premium subscriber. The Apple Wat...
03:33 pm -05 - Fri, February 14, 2020
Engadget Google might finally pay news outlets for their content
Google is considering paying news publishers for their content, The Wall Street Journal reports. The company is reportedly in talks with publishers about licensing fees. The details are still sparse, ...
03:20 pm -05 - Fri, February 14, 2020
Engadget How AI is stopping the next great flu before it starts
Immune systems across the globe have been working overtime this winter as a devastating flu season has taken hold. More than 180,000 Americans have been hospitalized and 10,000 more have died in recen...
03:02 pm -05 - Fri, February 14, 2020
Engadget First Stranger Things 4 teaser moves the action far from Hawkins
As a Valentine's Day present to fans, the Stranger Things 4 teaser dropped this morning. "From Russia with love..." the show's Twitter account posted. The 50-second clip opens on a...
02:43 pm -05 - Fri, February 14, 2020
Engadget Huawei accuses US Justice Department of 'political persecution'
One day after the US Justice Department announced 16 new charges against Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturer has responded. In a lengthy statement, the company defends its tr...
02:32 pm -05 - Fri, February 14, 2020
Engadget Samsung's jailed union-busting chairman steps down
Lee Sang-hoon is stepping down from his position as chairman of Samsung Electronics' board. According to Reuters, the company will be appointing a successor soon. Lee Sang-hoon was found guilty o...
02:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 14, 2020
Engadget Engadget Podcast: Breaking down the Samsung fest and MWC mess
A bunch of things in tech got the proverbial nails slammed into their coffins this week. Andy Rubin's Essential phone company shut down, MWC got canceled due to fears over coronavirus and the Mot...
01:31 pm -05 - Fri, February 14, 2020
Engadget Coming in 2021: A movie shot entirely in vertical video
Would you watch a full movie shot entirely in vertical format? Russian director Timur Bekmambetov is probably hoping you would, because he's currently working on one. Snap already offers vertical...
01:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 14, 2020
Engadget The best podcasting gear for beginners
Starting a podcast is easy. Making one that actually sounds good is another story entirely. We can't help much with the bigger problems facing would-be podcasters -- finding a good topic and gett...
12:30 pm -05 - Fri, February 14, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: You can finally buy a 'Nintendo PlayStation' prototype
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.If you can outbid Palmer Luckey then maybe you can get one of the rarest items in gaming history: a working "PlayStation" unit with a CD-ROM and SNES con...
12:10 pm -05 - Fri, February 14, 2020
Engadget Facebook's latest experiment is a Pinterest-like app
A team within Facebook tasked with creating new experiences has quietly released an app that resembles another one you may know pretty well: Pinterest. The application, called Hobbi, is now out on the...
11:35 am -05 - Fri, February 14, 2020
Engadget Apple ordered to pay employees for time lost to bag searches
Apple broke the law in California by failing to pay employees while they waited for mandatory bag and iPhone searches, the state's supreme court has ruled. The fight began over six years ago, whe...
10:50 am -05 - Fri, February 14, 2020
Engadget Bloomberg: The PS5 could cost 'at least' $470
Sony is struggling to keep costs down on the PlayStation 5 as the console hurtles toward its big debut later this year. Bloomberg is reporting that the cost to build the machine has risen to $450 per ...
10:23 am -05 - Fri, February 14, 2020
Engadget Watch the opening to 'Final Fantasy VII Remake' right here
Arguably Square Enix's biggest project ever creeps towards it (delayed) launch date, and to keep everyone interested, we get to see what is apparently the entirety of the opening movie for Final ...
09:55 am -05 - Fri, February 14, 2020
Engadget Sony could have a new PSVR headset in the works
We already knew that the PS5 would support Sony's PlayStation VR headset. That makes sense: the new console will be backwards compatible with PS4 software, which presumably includes every VR-enab...
05:57 am -05 - Fri, February 14, 2020
Engadget Roku claims 36 million active users as streaming continues to spread
According to Roku, we're now in the "streaming decade." And the company that grew from a Netflix box to a behemoth in its own right is claiming that the last quarter of 2019 was a big o...
04:51 am -05 - Fri, February 14, 2020
Engadget Ex-Waymo driver arrested for causing one of its vans to hit his car
Waymo vehicles get involved in accidental collisions sometimes, but it looks like a January 30th crash in Tempe, Arizona was no accident at all. Authorities have arrested Raymond Tang, an ex-Waymo dri...
02:02 am -05 - Fri, February 14, 2020
Engadget NVIDIA cuts its outlook by $100 million due to 2019 coronavirus
NVIDIA has published its earnings report for fiscal year 2020, and in it the chipmaker has revealed how much it thinks the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) would affect its business. The comp...
12:43 am -05 - Fri, February 14, 2020
Engadget Bidding for the 'Nintendo PlayStation' prototype is already over $200k
This "Nintendo PlayStation" occupies a special place in gaming history, as one of fewer than 200 prototype units ever produced, and now it's up for auction. Its current owners explained...
11:41 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2020
Engadget Ohio man charged for laundering $300 million through Bitcoin 'mixer'
American law enforcement just illustrated how important cryptocurrency has become in the criminal world. Federal agents have charged Ohio resident Larry Harmon for allegedly running a darknet-based B...
10:48 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2020
Engadget Last month was the hottest January on record
In 141 years of climate records, January 2020 was the hottest January yet, according to scientists from NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information. Global land and ocean surface temper...
09:59 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2020
Engadget YouTube TV won't work with App Store subscriptions after March 13th
Starting on March 13th, Google will no longer allow people to subscribe to YouTube TV through the App Store. In an email obtained by MacRumors, the company says not only will it stop accepting new App...
09:15 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2020
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: The Fibaro Motion Sensor drops to $50
This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read Wire...
08:51 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2020
Engadget Facebook Gaming locks down another big-name streamer: Ronda Rousey
The latest big star to stream their gameplay exclusively on Facebook isn't someone who made their name on Twitch or YouTube per se. UFC trailblazer and former WWE champ Ronda Rousey will hold her...
08:19 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2020
Engadget 'Half Life: Alyx' will hit Steam on March 23rd
Unlike many other publishers who've delayed big games in recent months, it appears as though Valve is actually sticking to the March release window it set for Half Life: Alyx. Even better, the VR...
08:10 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2020
Engadget Mike Bloomberg is paying Instagram influencers to hype his campaign
Before this week, social media networks like Instagram were one of the few places where you could escape the advertising reach of billionaire presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg. Not so anymore. Acc...
07:57 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2020
Engadget Judge grants Amazons request to put Microsofts Pentagon contract on hold
For months, Amazon has been making a fuss over the Pentagon's decision to award Microsoft the $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract. The company has said that Presid...
07:24 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2020
Engadget Justice Department charges Huawei with stealing trade secrets, again
The US Justice Department has charged Huawei and two US subsidiaries with racketeering conspiracy and conspiracy to steal trade secrets. A 16-count superseding indictment, filed yesterday in Brooklyn,...
07:23 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2020
Engadget Google announces five Stadia games, including 'Panzer Dragoon: Remake'
Google has announced its next batch of First on Stadia games for its game streaming service. The quintet includes entries from franchises that might ring a bell: Panzer Dragoon and Serious Sam....
07:05 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2020
Engadget Puerto Rico's government lost $2.6 million to a phishing scam
An email phishing scam duped the government of Puerto Rico into transferring more than $2.6 million into a fraudulent account, The Associated Press reports. A government agency transferred the funds o...
05:58 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2020
Engadget Google's Area 120 brings quick web games to slow phones
Google is countering Facebook's Instant Games with its own bid to make web games more accessible. Its Area 120 experimental lab is introducing GameSnacks, HTML5-based casual games that are desig...
05:24 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2020
Engadget Jamm Pro combines powerful synth and sampler tools in one iPad app
If you're an electronic music DJ and you want to produce a truly unique live performance, you might have found your tool. DJ duo Coldcut and its Ninja Tune label have released an iPad-only app, ...
04:47 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2020
Engadget Tesla recalls some Model X SUVs for corroded power steering bolts
Tesla has started recalling some older Model X SUVs to avoid a potential safety issue down the road, according to Roadshow. In an email to Model X owners, the automaker says it recently noticed road s...
04:30 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2020
Engadget Capcom is crushing it
Today, Capcom published an updated list of its all-time bestselling video games. The sales figures are correct up to December 31st, 2019, and reaffirm something that most video game fans have been bel...
04:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2020
Engadget Yamahas tiny wireless guitar amp gets everything right but the price
With the original THR line of guitar amps, Yamaha basically invented a new product category: the connected desktop amplifier. It filled a need that honestly many guitar players didn't even realiz...
03:30 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2020
Engadget Wacom One review: A great, no-frills drawing tablet for budding artists
The Wacom One is a $400 graphics tablet designed for folks used to editing pictures and video on mobile devices. Teens looking to up their Snapchat game, YouTubers and would-be digital artists who wan...
03:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2020
Engadget Zillow's new search tool helps find housing for those in need
Escaping homelessness is an enormous undertaking, not least because so many landlords and property managers have strict criteria for new tenants. Those that have been homeless are often unable to prov...
02:51 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2020
Engadget Senator Kirsten Gillibrand calls for an EU-style Data Protection Agency
The US' data-protection regime is often regarded as lagging behind Europe, especially in an increasingly-digital world. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has a plan to fix that, and has issued a call to...
02:39 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2020
Engadget IKEA gave Dubai customers discounts based on their Google Maps travel times
IKEA's sprawling blue and yellow stores are usually located on the outskirts of cities, so for most people a trip to the Swedish furniture kingdom is a big event in itself. To reward its customer...
02:21 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2020
Engadget Xiaomi's Mi 10 flagships feature 108MP cameras and 30W wireless charging
Xiaomi has unveiled its new flagship devices, the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro, which feature the 30W wireless charging capability it debuted with the Mi 9 Pro 5G last year. Unlike its predecessor that has 40W...
02:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2020
Engadget Uber's latest test books rides with a phone call, not the app
Uber is piloting a different way to order one of its cars beyond its apps or voice assistants, and it's one you might be familiar with if you ever had to order a cab before 2009 or so. It's ...
01:24 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2020
Engadget Motorola's foldable Razr is unsurprisingly hard to repair
Motorala's contemporary take on the Razr has been quite publicly panned by testers. CNET, for example, wanted to see if the device could withstand 100,000 folds -- it only made it to the 27,000th...
01:15 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2020
Engadget Researchers find a way to 3D print whole objects in seconds
When you think of 3D printing, you probably imagine a structure being created layer by layer, from the bottom up. Now, researchers from Switzerland's EPFL say they have developed a completely new...
12:34 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2020
Engadget Facebook Dating's Valentine's Day launch in Europe is canceled
Facebook has been forced to withdraw a planned rollout of Facebook Dating in Europe after Irish data protection regulators stepped in. The service was due to launch in time for Valentine's Day, b...
12:30 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: Mobile World Congress 2020 is officially canceled
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.The world's biggest phone show isn't happening -- canceled roughly 10 days before it was meant to start. The coronavirus outbreak has put a stop to the M...
12:05 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2020
Engadget Apple brings code-teaching app Swift Playgrounds to the Mac
Swift Playgrounds, Apple's teach-kids*-how-to-code-app for the iPad, is now available to use on your Mac desktop. The title, which enables you to learn the basics of Swift, Apple's newest pr...
11:20 am -05 - Thu, February 13, 2020
Engadget Volkswagen's EV fast chargers can be deployed anywhere there's power
Volkswagen Group Components and German electric utility company E.ON have unveiled a new electric vehicle charger prototype that could make charging stations a lot more common. Their quick charging ch...
10:25 am -05 - Thu, February 13, 2020
Engadget Sony Pictures signs on for 'Crossfire' movie based on the popular FPS
While the Crossfire name won't register as one of the most popular shooters for some US gamers -- no, it's not related to the board game with the tiny metal balls -- the free-to-play tactica...
09:35 am -05 - Thu, February 13, 2020
Engadget Canon's EOS Rebel T8i reaffirms its commitment to DSLRs
Canon just unveiled its most powerful mirrorless camera yet, but it isn't quite done with DSLRs. The company also announced the EOS Rebel T8i (the EOS 850D in Europe), a camera with very slight i...
08:13 am -05 - Thu, February 13, 2020
Engadget Canon's powerhouse EOS R5 will be its first mirrorless camera with 8K video
Canon is fixing everything critics didn't like about the EOS R -- and then some -- by annnouncing the development of new full-frame mirrorless camera, the EOS R5. To start with, it will shoot up ...
07:50 am -05 - Thu, February 13, 2020
Engadget Senate bill would place a moratorium on feds using facial recognition
Facial recognition is being used by more agencies than ever, even as its accuracy and impact remain unclear. Several local governments have already taken steps to stop law enforcement from using it in...
06:20 am -05 - Thu, February 13, 2020
Engadget Bloomberg: India may soon make controversial social media rules official
The Indian government might soon publish a set of controversial rules that could give it access to the identities of social networking and messaging app users. According to Bloomberg, India's Min...
03:23 am -05 - Thu, February 13, 2020
Engadget Pokmon Home is now available on Nintendo Switch, iOS and Android
After a short wait, Pok&eacute;mon Home is now available to download on iOS, Android and Nintendo Switch. The Nintendo-made app allows you to transfer your Pok&eacute;mon to the franchise'...
02:04 am -05 - Thu, February 13, 2020
Engadget AI can automatically rewrite outdated text in Wikipedia articles
It's good to be skeptical of Wikipedia articles for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the possibility of outdated info -- human editors can only do so much. And while there are bots...
11:56 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2020
Engadget Android saw a 98 percent drop in apps asking for call and text data
Google has been clamping down on Android apps that abuse permissions, and that appears to have had a very tangible effect on the Play Store. As part of a larger piece explaining how Google continues ...
11:24 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2020
Engadget E3 2020 registration opens February 15 at 11AM ET
If you're determined to see games for next-gen consoles months in advance, your opportunity might be close at hand. The ESA is opening registration for E3 2020 through the E3 website on February ...
10:42 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2020
Engadget Samsung makes too damn many phones
Samsung unveiled three flagships this week: the S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra. It also showed off a new foldable called the Z Flip, which honestly looks and feels far superior to the incredibly similar Moto...
09:55 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2020
Engadget We're all kinda fine with DRM now
Digital Rights Management. The phrase alone, or just its abbreviation, DRM, once had the power to spark scathing editorials and spawn furious debates in online forums worldwide. In the 2000s, major PC...
09:34 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2020
Engadget Microsoft's Project xCloud preview extends to iOS devices
After first launching in preview on Android phones, Microsoft's Project xCloud is making its way over to iOS devices. Starting today, iPhone and iPad owners can check out the game streaming servi...
08:53 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2020
Engadget 'Harriet' star Cynthia Erivo's sci-fi podcast is becoming a movie
Podcast adaptations have a mixed track record in Hollywood, but that isn't stopping Amblin Partners from being particularly ambitious. Steven Spielberg's outfit has bought the movie rights ...
08:21 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2020
Engadget 'Prince of Persia' is coming back as a VR escape room
Good news, there's finally a new Prince of Persia game -- only it's not the swashbuckling platformer you were probably hoping for. Ubisoft has revealed The Dagger of Time, a VR escape room ...
07:59 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2020
Engadget Hyundai will make cheap EVs based on Canoo's subscription pods
EV startup Canoo first gained attention back in September 2019 when it announced its plans to launch the world's first subscription-only electric vehicle. Now, it's joining forces with Hyund...
07:40 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2020
Engadget Apollo 13 returns to theaters for three days in April
Despite never landing on the moon, Apollo 13 is one of the most notable spaceflights in history. An explosion on the Apollo 13's service module put the lives of its three crew members in peril. A...
07:29 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2020
Engadget The base Galaxy S20 for Verizon won't arrive until the spring
The 'entry' Galaxy S20 doesn't have support for millimeter wave 5G, and it's now clear that will be a pain for some would-be early adopters. Verizon (Engadget's parent compan...
07:13 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2020
Engadget Activision Blizzard pulls its games from GeForce Now
GeForce Now, NVIDIA's game streaming service, went live for everyone last week. It allows you to play hundreds of games from dozens of publishers in the cloud, but Activision Blizzard's titl...
06:42 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2020
Engadget MWC 2020 is cancelled due to coronavirus concerns
MWC, the smartphone industry's biggest annual trade show, won't happen this year. On Wednesday, the GSMA, the organization that puts together the event, said it's cancelling MWC 2020 ov...
06:30 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2020
Engadget The making of a diverse game studio
The original name for Manveer Heir's new game studio that focused on stories of people of color was Big Mouth Games.The former BioWare and Raven Software designer embraces his loudness. For years...
06:20 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2020
Engadget Andy Rubin's Essential is shutting down
Essential, Android creator Andy Rubin's high-profile phone startup, is shutting down. As a result of the shutdown, Essential says it will no longer support the Essential Phone with further securi...
05:45 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2020
Engadget The Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid works as promised, but only for small batches
The Instant Pot has garnered a huge fan base in recent years, and for good reason. Yes, it replaces your slow cooker and you can make yogurt in it (in some models anyway) but its real claim to fame is...
05:27 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2020
Engadget Spotifys beta songwriter pages showcase musicians work
Spotify hasn't been very proactive about crediting the artists and personnel behind the music it hosts. The streaming platform didn't display credits at all until 2018, and even then, the in...
05:02 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2020
Engadget Sony's new TV remote doubles as a portable speaker
Sony has introduced a new remote control for TVs in Japan, and you most likely won't be losing it in your sofa. The device, spotted by The Verge, isn't just a remote control, you see -- it&#...
04:39 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2020
Engadget The Galaxy Home Mini is finally available, but most people can't get it
After almost two years, it looks like at least one of Samsung's long-in-development Bixby smart speakers will finally make its way out to consumers -- though likely not in the way most of us imag...
04:17 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2020
Engadget Reuters joins Facebook's fact-checking program
Reuters, one of the world's biggest news agencies, is joining Facebook's third-party fact-checking program. First launched in 2016, the program has tried to curb the spread of disinformation...
03:30 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2020
Engadget Why Clearview AI is a threat to us all
When London's Metropolitan Police Department announced its decision to adopt the controversial and intrusive ClearView AI surveillance system at the end of January, a global cacophony of protest ...
03:21 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2020
Engadget WhatsApp now has over 2 billion users
WhatsApp just hit a major milestone that seemed unimaginable even for Facebook a few years ago. The messaging service has revealed that it now has over 2 billion users, a figure that its parent compa...
03:10 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2020
Engadget The next Need for Speed game will be made by Burnout creator Criterion
Need for Speed fans, rejoice: Electronic Arts (EA) is giving the long-running racing franchise back to Criterion Games. "With a strong history and passion for racing games and vision for what we ...
03:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2020
Engadget This eye-tracking system uses AI to diagnose multiple sclerosis
For decades, doctors have used eye movement to quickly triage brain health, as eye movement patterns can point to conditions like concussion or stroke. Now, C. Light Technologies, a neurotech and AI c...
03:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2020
Engadget This eye-tracking system uses AI to monitor multiple sclerosis
For decades, doctors have used eye movement to quickly triage brain health, as eye movement patterns can point to conditions like concussion or stroke. Now, C. Light Technologies, a neurotech and AI c...
02:42 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2020
Engadget Oil giant BP plans to be carbon neutral by 2050
BP is probably the last company you'd expect to go carbon neutral given the nature of its main business, but it's trying regardless. The oil and gas producer has unveiled plans for the compa...
02:25 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2020
Engadget Facebook says Asian mobile networks were running fake news pages
"Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior" is Facebook's euphemism for nefarious groups doing their best to skew public opinion on the site. Every now and again, the network reveals which natio...
02:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2020
Engadget Gboard for Android combines old emoji to create new ones
Google has launched a new feature for Gboard on Android, which uses existing emoji as ingredients to create new stickers. The tech giant aptly calls it Emoji Kitchen, and it's rolling out to Andr...
02:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2020
Engadget The Iowa app debacle is a bad omen for modernizing our elections
The American electoral system is a weird arcane thing. And primary politics even more so. Honestly, I could spend the next 2,000 words trying to explain the caucus process and, chances are, I'd s...
01:31 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2020
Engadget The LAFD will operate the first electric fire truck in North America next year
The Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD) will be the first department in North America to purchase an electric fire truck. It's confirmed that it has put in an order for a model from Austrian-...
01:05 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2020
Engadget Amazon is undercutting Facebook's own Portal sale
Ahead of Valentine's Day, Facebook is discounting its Portal products by $30 each -- and it's added $50 discounts for bulk-buying into the mix, too. While this isn't quite as good a dea...
12:30 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: Samsung announces four new phones in one day
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.There are no more leaks left (for now). The Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Buds+ and Galaxy S20 Series have been unveiled and... is the Z Flip actually making an interestin...
11:35 am -05 - Wed, February 12, 2020
Engadget Nintendo is adding more SNES and NES games to Switch Online
Your to-play list for Nintendo Switch may grow a bit longer now that Nintendo has announced new games for its subscription service. To start with, it's bringing more Super SNES (SNES) games to Sw...
11:05 am -05 - Wed, February 12, 2020
Engadget UK wants telecoms regulator to police social media companies
The UK government wants to put Ofcom in charge of regulating social media. Digital secretary Nicky Morgan and home secretary Priti Patel said they were "minded" to appoint the watchdog due t...
10:45 am -05 - Wed, February 12, 2020
Engadget China rolls out 'close contact detection app' for coronavirus
China has launched an app that aims to reduce the spread of coronavirus by alerting users when they've been in close proximity to someone with the illness. According to a report in Xinhua, China&...
09:29 am -05 - Wed, February 12, 2020
Engadget Nikon's D6 flagship DLSR camera arrives in April for $6,500
Nikon has officially unveiled its professional D6 DSLR and revealed the price and release date, after first teasing the camera in September. As expected, the emphasis is on speed and autofocus accurac...
09:29 am -05 - Wed, February 12, 2020
Engadget Nikon's D6 flagship DSLR camera arrives in April for $6,500
Nikon has officially unveiled its professional D6 DSLR and revealed the price and release date, after first teasing the camera in September. As expected, the emphasis is on speed and autofocus accurac...
07:55 am -05 - Wed, February 12, 2020
Engadget BlueMail is back in the App Store after it called out Apple
BlueMail is back in the Apple App Store eight months after it was removed. If you'll recall, the email app's creators sued the tech giant last year after it launched the "Sign in with A...
06:00 am -05 - Wed, February 12, 2020
Engadget Olympus E-M1 III review: Fast, but way behind flagship camera rivals
Amid the excitement of so many new and interesting camera models, one company has been left out of the discussion: Olympus. Unlike its main rival, Panasonic, it has stuck to the Micro Four Thirds sens...
05:14 am -05 - Wed, February 12, 2020
Engadget 'Outriders' trailer reveals a superhuman co-op shooter
People Can Fly and Square Enix finally have something more substantial to show for Outriders than what you saw back at E3. They've released a "reveal" trailer that doesn't show mu...
03:44 am -05 - Wed, February 12, 2020
Engadget Save $50 on Brydge's excellent iPad Pro keyboards
One of iPad Pro's better third-party keyboard options, the Brydge Pro, is currently on sale. Wellbots has discounted both 11-inch and 12.9-inch versions of the accessory. After a $50 price cut, t...
02:28 am -05 - Wed, February 12, 2020
Engadget SiriusXM invests $75 million to play a bigger role in SoundCloud
In what could be a sign of a closer partnership in the future, SoundCloud has secured a $75 million investment from SiriusXM. In exchange for the cash infusion, the streaming company says it gave Siri...
01:36 am -05 - Wed, February 12, 2020
Engadget Sony lets anyone create remote controls for its cameras
Sony's mirrorless cameras are usually well-regarded, but their support for remote control? Not so much. You've usually had to rely on Sony's own software, making the cameras non-start...
12:51 am -05 - Wed, February 12, 2020
Engadget Driver in fatal Tesla crash had reported problems with Autopilot
The Apple engineer killed in the fatal Tesla crash in Mountain View, California, in March 2018 had reported problems with the Autopilot driver-assistance system, Reuters says. On prior trips, the driv...
12:19 am -05 - Wed, February 12, 2020
Engadget Riot begins leaking details about its competitive shooter 'Project A'
Riot Games shared precious little about what its Project A team-based shooter would entail besides a "character-based" focus, but more details are coming to light. Former Counter-Strike pro...
11:22 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget US claims Huawei can secretly access carrier backdoors
The US has been trying to persuade its allies to ditch Huawei for a while, but it has been curiously shy about providing evidence to support its case. However, some of that evidence appears to be com...
10:47 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget Netflix will let anyone stream 'To All the Boys I've Loved Before' for free
It seemed as though To All the Boys I've Loved Before was the talk of the town when the charming rom-com arrived on Netflix in 2018. With the sequel to the hit movie set to arrive on Wednesday, N...
10:11 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Z Flip hands-on: Razr who?
As you might have seen elsewhere, I'm in the middle of writing our Motorola Razr review. I bring that up now because there's simply no way not to compare that thing to the new Galaxy Z Flip ...
10:09 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget Bungie is rolling back 'Destiny 2' accounts again
Destiny 2 is yet again going through some significant issues. Bungie took it offline for emergency maintenance at around 1:30 PM ET after players lost crafting materials, items and currency following ...
09:27 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget Here's everything Samsung announced at its Galaxy S20 event
After weeks of leaks, Samsung officially revealed its Galaxy S20 series at its Unpacked event today. The company also shared its next attempt at a foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Flip, and had a lot to s...
09:21 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget Microsoft won't force Office 365 business customers to use Bing after all
Microsoft has walked back from its decision to make Bing the default search engine in Chrome for Office 365 ProPlus customers. Over on its techcommunity website, the company says it will now instead g...
08:49 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget Samsung will offer a 4G version of the Galaxy S20 in some countries
Samsung has made a point of making 5G available for every Galaxy S20 variant, but that doesn't mean the phones will always come equipped with 5G. People in the UK, countries in mainland Europe an...
08:45 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S20 Ultra vs. the competition: The most megapixels
With a screen size just shy of seven inches, it's hard not to just call the Galaxy S20 Ultra a full-fledged tablet. (We never really liked the word "phablet" around here.) Albeit a tabl...
08:44 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget Flipboard TV is a video news service that costs $3 a month
Flipboard is launching a new subscription video service called Flipboard TV. When it becomes available on March 6th, it will allow you to watch short-form news videos directly within the company'...
08:30 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget The Galaxy S20 vs. the competition: A bigger screen and more lenses
Of the three Galaxy S phones introduced today, the middle "plus" edition is probably the one that most of you will end up buying. It's got a quad camera setup, up to 512 GB of storage a...
08:15 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget Samsung created an Olympics edition Galaxy S20 for athletes
With the Tokyo 2020 Olympics mere months away, Samsung says it will give athletes taking part in the competition a special version of the Galaxy S20+. Dubbed the Olympic Games Athlete Edition, the &qu...
08:05 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget Samsung's discounted Galaxy S10 series starts at $599
Now that the Galaxy S20 series is here, there are bargains to be had if you don't need Samsung's absolute latest hardware. The phone maker has cut prices for the Galaxy S10 family. The S10e ...
07:57 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget The first Forza mobile game will debut on Samsung Galaxy phones
Forza Street, a free-to-play racing game, is coming to Samsung's Galaxy devices, marking the first time a game in the Forza series has been playable outside of PC and Xbox. Microsoft released the...
07:54 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget Samsung adds Google Duo to the Galaxy S20 dialer
Samsung has confirmed rumors that its Galaxy S20 lineup will integrate Google Duo. From the dialer, users will simply tap Duo to start a video call in Full HD with 5G. Google Duo works across operatin...
07:35 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S20 cameras: AI tools and gimmicky zooms
Samsung has just unveiled its next-generation Galaxy S20 phones, and as you'd expect, the cameras are a highly anticipated part of that. Samsung didn't disappoint, unveiling photo features f...
07:33 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget The Galaxy S20 vs. the competition: Pretty in pink (or blue or black)
It's time for a new set of Galaxy S phones, and the most diminutive of this year's trio isn't actually that small thanks to its 6.2-inch screen. In addition to that extra display real e...
07:22 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget Samsung taps Thom Browne for special edition Galaxy Z Flip
Alongside the three standard color variants of the Galaxy Z Flip, Samsung plans to sell a special Thom Browne variant of its upcoming foldable display phone, the company announced at its Unpacked even...
07:06 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget Samsung fully reveals the foldable Galaxy Z Flip after weeks of leaks
Samsung announced its first folding phone one year ago -- and what followed was tumultuous, to say the least. The Galaxy Fold's fragile design caused major delays, and its high price made many qu...
07:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget The Galaxy S20 Ultra squeezes 108 megapixels of data into 12-megapixel photos
Samsung is getting a little extra with its latest flagship series. Not only do you get a pair of premium phones in the S20 and S20+, the company is also launching a third souped-up variant called the ...
07:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget The Galaxy S20 and S20 sport fast screens and crazy sharp cameras
The first flagship phones of the year are here. In fact, depending on how you math, the first flagship phones of the decade are here, and Samsung is ready to set the stage. Over the past two or three ...
07:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S20 series hands-on: 5G across the board (sort of)
If you were planning to buy a premium Android smartphone this year, you can rest easy knowing they'll all come with more or less the same things. A speedy, new chipset with gobs of RAM? Yep. An ...
07:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy Buds offer improved battery life and more for $150
Samsung scooped itself a few times ahead of today's Galaxy Unpacked event. One of the devices it prematurely revealed was a revamped version of its true wireless earbuds: the Galaxy Buds+. The co...
06:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget We're live at Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event in San Francisco!
It seems like just yesterday that Samsung was explaining the "age of experience" at CES, and now we're in SF to sit through another lengthy, spectacle-filled presentation. This time, th...
05:42 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget 'Altered Carbon' season 2 trailer spoils a key moment
Following last week's teaser, Netflix has shared the first main trailer for season two of Altered Carbon. A word of warning: if you want to go into the new episodes without spoiling any of the st...
05:24 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget Watch Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event right here at 2PM ET!
Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event kicks off at 2PM ET. You can watch the livestream below or follow along as we live-blog the event. Be sure to check in afterwards, when we'll share all of the...
05:06 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget The FTC has opened an investigation into Facebook and Google acquisitions
The FTC has just announced an antitrust investigation into Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google (as well as parent company Alphabet) and Microsoft. The consumer protection agency is requiring that all comp...
05:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget Logitech's $170 StreamCam is aimed at first-time streamers
Logitech has released a new mid-range webcam for streamers who aren't quite ready to shell out big bucks for top-of-the-line cameras. The new device called the StreamCam is capable of capturing 6...
05:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget Drake will stream exclusively on Twitch rival Caffeine
Live-streaming platform Caffeine entered an already-crowded marketplace last year, but with a focus on celebrity-orientated channels (Offset was the first major star to join) it aimed to offer somethi...
04:49 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget EU backs away from proposed five-year facial recognition ban
The European Union won't issue a ban on facial recognition tech, as it once proposed, the Financial Times reports. In a previous draft of a paper on artificial intelligence, the European Commissi...
04:30 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget Try out Windows 10X today with Microsoft's dual-screen emulator
Microsoft surprised everyone with the Surface Duo and Neo last fall, dual-screen devices that gave us a glimpse at the next generation of phones and PCs. At the same time, the company introduced Windo...
04:18 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget Nintendo will host Switch pop-up lounges in four US airports
Waiting for your plane to board is boring at best and excruciating at worst. Nintendo will help passengers at four US airports pass the time with its pop-up lounges, where they can play hit Switch gam...
03:26 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget Adobe adds split-screen multitasking to Lightroom on iPad
If you'd prefer to have a second app open on your screen while editing photos, Adobe might have just granted your wish. It's enabling split-screen multitasking in Lightroom on iPad with the ...
02:58 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget Virtual pet site Neopets is being rebooted into a TV show
Neopets was all the rage in the early 2000s, but it's been gradually fading away since then. A series of ownership changes (currently NetDragon-owned JumpStart Games), technological progress and...
02:34 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget The price of a .com domain is set to rise, and some sellers aren't happy
If you're the sort who buys domains for fun, or to inspire you to start a future project, your hobby's about to get a little pricier. ICANN is just days away from ending a consultation into ...
02:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget All Nest accounts will require extra sign-in security this spring
It's not just Ring committing to improving the security of its smart home systems in 2020. Google's Nest has announced that, as of this spring, it will require email-based two-factor authen...
01:31 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget Google offers free Titan security keys to help secure political campaigns
While Facebook stands firm on its decision not to ban false political ads, Google is moving in the other direction. After banning political ad targeting last year, the company has announced new plans ...
01:28 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget T-Mobile and Sprint merger approved by federal judge
T-Mobile and Sprint's $26.5 billion merger is almost complete. Following months of delays and push back from high-profile authorities, a US district judge has ruled in the companies' favor, ...
01:05 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget Spotify's Kids app is coming to all Premium Family subscribers
Spotify launched its standalone Kids app in Ireland back in October 2019 as a way to give younger listeners access to its varied catalog of music. Now, the company is rolling it out in beta in the UK ...
12:30 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: The last Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and S20 leaks
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Today, Samsung will reveal a few mobile devices well ahead of the MWC show, which is quickly racking up cancellations due to coronavirus fears. We've seen ple...
10:55 am -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget Samsung's complete Galaxy S20 lineup leaks yet again
Samsung's Unpacked event is mere hours away, and the leaks are coming in thick and fast. We've had its name largely confirmed, as well as its camera capabilities. Now, it looks like we'...
09:03 am -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget Google Assistant's ambient mode is coming to OnePlus phones
If you own a OnePlus phone, you may soon be able to control your smart lights or control music playback through an interface that appears when you plug it in. That's because Android's Google...
06:40 am -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget What's on TV this week: 'Dreams,' 'To All the Boys' and 'Narcos: Mexico'
This week Netflix has a couple of sequels, with season two of Narcos: Mexico taking us decades into the past, and a follow up to last year's hit romcom, To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You. Hu...
05:54 am -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget Amazon hires former Hulu CEO to lead Prime Video
Amazon has signed Mike Hopkins, a streaming and TV veteran, to lead Prime Video and Studios. Hopkins has been Sony Pictures Television's chairman since he joined the company in 2017 -- he's ...
04:44 am -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget 'Space Channel 5' returns in VR form on February 25th
If you're still pining for Space Channel 5, Tetsuya Mizuguchi's first big music-focused games, you're in for a treat... if you have the right hardware, anyway. Grounding and Sega are r...
03:18 am -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget Activists form nonprofit to fight gig worker exploitation
Gig workers are often at odds with the companies through which they find work, whether it's over how well they're paid or how they're treated. A gig worker and activist duo are attempti...
02:04 am -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget YouTube may offer sign-ups for premium subscriptions like Showtime
YouTube may take a cue from Amazon and Apple in letting you put all your streaming services in one place. The Information sources say YouTube has spent the past several months talking to "severa...
12:33 am -05 - Tue, February 11, 2020
Engadget Microsoft's redesigned Office apps for iOS are faster and simpler
Microsoft is acting on its promise to give its mobile Office apps a makeover. It just released new iOS (and iPadOS) versions of Excel, PowerPoint and Word that all tout a "simpler, faster and mo...
11:52 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2020
Engadget Judge will reportedly approve Sprint / T-Mobile merger tomorrow
A push by several state attorneys general will reportedly not be enough to stand in the way of a merger between T-Mobile and Sprint. The Wall Street Journal and New York Times cite sources saying that...
10:05 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2020
Engadget Nikola Motors unveils hybrid fuel-cell concept truck with 600-mile range
Minus a patent suit, it's been a while since we've heard from Nikola, the other automaker named after the inventor of alternating current. On Monday, however, the company unveiled a concept ...
09:03 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2020
Engadget The first crewed SpaceX flight could happen around May 7th
Last month, Elon Musk said he expected the SpaceX Crew Dragon to launch, with astronauts onboard, sometime between April and June. Now, Ars Technica's Eric Berger reports that first crewed flight...
08:40 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2020
Engadget Roland reimagines the taiko drum with modern electronics
Taiko drumming has been a part of Japanese culture for centuries. It was typically relegated to stage plays until the 1950s, when a jazz musician developed an ensemble style of drumming called kumi-da...
08:12 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2020
Engadget New music label says it can use AI to find the next big artist
At this point, artificial intelligence isn't a new concept to musicians. We've seen artists like Bj&ouml;rk and Arca use the technology to create new musical arrangements. But a new labe...
07:22 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2020
Engadget Fiat Chrysler and AutoX confirm plans to work on robotaxis
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is joining forces with the Chinese startup AutoX to bring self-driving robotaxis to China. The companies confirmed rumors of their partnership today and announced that ...
06:50 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2020
Engadget 'Anthem' is about to change completely
"Sometimes we get it right, sometimes we miss."That's how BioWare boss Casey Hudson closes out today's blog post about Anthem, the sci-fi loot shooter the studio launched in Februa...
06:28 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2020
Engadget ACLU rejects Clearview AI's facial recognition accuracy claims
Clearview AI's facial recognition isn't just raising privacy issues -- there are also concerns over its accuracy claims. The ACLU has rejected Clearview's assertion that its technology ...
06:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2020
Engadget JLab Go Air review: These $29 wireless earbuds are surprisingly decent
For better or worse, we assign quality to things based on how much they cost. If the best true wireless earbuds you can buy are $230, surely an alternative priced under $30 isn't worth your time...
05:23 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2020
Engadget British Airways breaks the New York to London subsonic flight record
British Airways just set a new record for subsonic flight -- with some help from nature. The airline has confirmed Flightradar24 data showing that one of its Boeing 747s completed a New York to Londo...
04:49 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2020
Engadget Amazon wants to question Trump over his role in the $10 billion DoD contract
It's no secret that Amazon was unhappy with the Pentagon's decision to award the $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract to Microsoft. Now, Amazon wants to depose...
04:30 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2020
Engadget 'Ring Fit Adventure' is the perfect winter workout
Winter in New York City is a special kind of hell for me when it comes to keeping fit. Exercising at home gets boring, it's often too miserable to go out for a run, and I'm not one for That ...
04:17 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2020
Engadget Federal prosecutors indict four Chinese military officers over Equifax hack
The Justice Department has charged four Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) officers in relation to the 2017 Equifax hack in which the personal details of some 145 million US consumers and nea...
03:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2020
Engadget Google's Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are $200 off at Amazon
Another month means another Pixel 4 sale. This time around, you can get $200 off Google's latest flagship. Amazon has cut the price of the 64GB Clearly White and Just Black models to $599, down f...
02:33 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2020
Engadget Leak shows Samsung's fashionable Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne Edition
At this rate, there will be very little mystery left when Samsung takes the stage at its Unpacked event on February 11th. WalkingCat, normally known for Windows leaks, has posted a leaked promo video...
02:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2020
Engadget A gold-colored Motorola Razr is coming this spring
The reborn Motorola Razr has a few quirks, but one of the most obvious is that all-black exterior. How are you supposed to flex with your foldable phone when it's so inconspicuous? Don't w...
02:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2020
Engadget What do you want to know about the new Motorola Razr?
Back when it was unveiled, Motorola's new Razr seemed like it might be the foldable to beat. (I was in that camp, too.) Now, after a questionable Verizon launch and a concerning test, people are ...
01:15 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2020
Engadget NASA's Solar Orbiter is on its way to observe the Sun's poles
NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) have successfully launched the Solar Orbiter on the first-ever mission to study the Sun's poles. It launched aboard United Alliance's highly reliable...
01:15 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2020
Engadget ESA-NASA's Solar Orbiter is on its way to observe the Sun's poles
NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) have successfully launched the Solar Orbiter on the first-ever mission to study the Sun's poles. It launched aboard United Alliance's highly reliable...
12:31 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: Sony and Amazon skip MWC over coronavirus concerns
Hey, good morning!The future of MWC, the world's biggest phone show, gets even murkier. It's all due to the increased threat of the coronavirus. While the GSMA, the body that runs the event,...
12:05 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2020
Engadget Taika Waititi dunks on Apples keyboards after Oscar win
Winning an Academy Award makes you feel like you're ruler of the world, at least for the rest of Oscar night. Taiki Waititi, winning a gong for best adapted screenplay, started issuing demands of...
12:05 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2020
Engadget Oscar-winning screenwriter Taika Waititi dunks on Apples keyboards
Winning an Academy Award makes you feel like you're ruler of the world, at least for the rest of Oscar night. Taika Waititi, winning a gong for best adapted screenplay, started issuing demands of...
10:35 am -05 - Mon, February 10, 2020
Engadget Sony withdraws from MWC and will launch phones on YouTube instead
Sony has become the latest tech company to withdraw from Mobile World Conference (MWC) 2020 in Barcelona over fears of the novel coronavirus contagion, the company said in a press release. The news is...
09:16 am -05 - Mon, February 10, 2020
Engadget Netflix films won just two Oscars after 'Parasite' swept major awards
Netflix might have dominated Oscar nominations, but as with the Golden Globes, the big evening itself was a disappointment. The streaming service only gained two Oscars, with Laura Dern winning best s...
06:55 am -05 - Mon, February 10, 2020
Engadget Blood-drawing robot is supposedly more accurate than humans
The only thing worse than getting a needle is getting two (or more) when the first jab attempt fails. Now, researchers from Rutgers and Mount Sinai Hospital have developed a robot that can see under y...
04:15 am -05 - Mon, February 10, 2020
Engadget Bill Gates is the first to buy a hydrogen-powered 'superyacht'
Bill Gates' investments in eco-friendly tech apparently include one of the more conspicuous symbols of his wealth. The former Microsoft chief has ordered Sinot's Aqua, the world's firs...
04:15 am -05 - Mon, February 10, 2020
Engadget Bill Gates is reportedly the first to buy a hydrogen-powered 'superyacht' (updated)
Bill Gates' investments in eco-friendly tech might include one of the more conspicuous symbols of his wealth. The Telegraph claims former Microsoft chief has tasked Feadship with building a vesse...
02:35 am -05 - Mon, February 10, 2020
Engadget Samsung revealed the Galaxy Z Flip in an Oscars ad
After weeks of leaks of Samsung's upcoming foldable phone, it looks like the company has decided to scoop itself. Just a couple of days before the Galaxy Unpacked event on February 11th, Samsung ...
02:14 am -05 - Mon, February 10, 2020
Engadget Amazon is the latest to pull out of MWC over coronavirus worries
Mobile World Congress just lost another one of its biggest names over coronavirus fears. Amazon has withdrawn from the tech trade show over the "outbreak and continued concerns" around the ...
12:18 am -05 - Mon, February 10, 2020
Engadget LG's big phone this spring may be the V60, not the G9
For the longest time, LG's phone releases ran like clockwork: you could expect a G series phone around Mobile World Congress in late February, while V series devices would appear either in the fa...
11:02 pm -05 - Sun, February 9, 2020
Engadget Netanyahu's party left Israel's entire voter registry exposed
Political parties have left voter records exposed before, but seldom on this scale. Haaretz has learned that Likud, the party of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, uploaded Israel's entir...
09:47 pm -05 - Sun, February 9, 2020
Engadget Android security flaw lets attackers send malware over Bluetooth
If you're using a not-quite current Android phone, you'll probably want to check for an update. Security researchers at ERNW have detailed a vulnerability, BlueFrag, that lets attackers sil...
08:29 pm -05 - Sun, February 9, 2020
Engadget Samsung reportedly scales back MWC presence over coronavirus fears
Companies like LG and NVIDIA aren't the only ones having second thoughts about Mobile World Congress in light of the current coronavirus outbreak. CNET sources say Samsung is scaling back its pla...
07:14 pm -05 - Sun, February 9, 2020
Engadget Bug prevents Windows 7 users from shutting down their PCs
Microsoft was supposed to have ended Windows 7 support in mid-January, but it can't seem to completely let go -- and neither can some PCs, apparently. Many users on Microsoft's forums, Redd...
06:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 9, 2020
Engadget The best portable laptop charger
By Sarah WitmanThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commissi...
04:30 pm -05 - Sun, February 9, 2020
Engadget After Math: Let's take a drive
Though Tesla reported its Q4 earnings last Tuesday, the auto industry has sent this week making moves and announcing news. GM is bringing its semi-autonomous Super Cruise system to nearly two dozen mo...
11:03 am -05 - Sun, February 9, 2020
Engadget Rain may soon be an effective source of renewable energy
There have been numerous attempt to generate electricity using rain, but this may be one of the more effective solutions yet. Researchers have developed a generator that uses a field-effect transisto...
04:42 am -05 - Sun, February 9, 2020
Engadget Moto Razr test gauges the phone's ability to survive 'pocket sand'
Whether or not you believe the new Moto Razr's hinge is up to the job, there's another lingering question: how well does the phone's foldable screen survive in your pocket? You might h...
02:44 am -05 - Sun, February 9, 2020
Engadget The next 'Destiny 2' season will revamp swordplay
While Bungie has mostly been coy about what the next season of Destiny 2 will entail, it just dropped a big clue. The studio has revealed that the season starting March 10th will dramatically rework ...
12:48 am -05 - Sun, February 9, 2020
Engadget 'Resurrected' mammoth DNA helps explain why the species went extinct
Reviving the woolly mammoth is still a tall order. However, technology might be far enough along to help explain why the elephant ancestor went extinct in the first place. Scientists have 'resu...
11:32 pm -05 - Sat, February 8, 2020
Engadget Nintendo unboxes the 'Animal Crossing' Switch you can't buy yet
Nintendo's Animal Crossing Switch is still more than a month away, but that isn't stopping the gaming giant from teasing would-be buyers. It recently posted an unboxing video that shows you...
10:15 pm -05 - Sat, February 8, 2020
Engadget 'CS:GO' will soon mute abusive players by default
Valve is working on a new moderation system for CS:GO that could finally give toxic players pause. This upcoming system will warn players if they receive significantly more abuse reports than their pe...
09:01 pm -05 - Sat, February 8, 2020
Engadget Galaxy Z Flip video leak shows a model headed to the US
If our earlier photos of the Galaxy Z Flip weren't enough, don't worry -- yet another leak appears to have shed more light on Samsung's next foldable phone. GreatDeals SmartPhones has ...
07:43 pm -05 - Sat, February 8, 2020
Engadget Facebook says it will tighten account security following 2018 hack
Facebook is promising to bolster its security processes in the wake of a 2018 hack that exposed data for 29 million users. The social network has proposed a settlement in a lawsuit over the breach th...
06:28 pm -05 - Sat, February 8, 2020
Engadget Facebook buys startup using AI vision to find your location
Facebook might have just acquired a key ingredient for its augmented reality glasses. TechCrunch has discovered a filing indicating that Facebook has bought Scape Technologies, a London-based startup...
06:28 pm -05 - Sat, February 8, 2020
Engadget Facebook buys startup using AI vision to find your location (updated)
Facebook might have just acquired a key ingredient for its augmented reality glasses. TechCrunch has discovered a filing indicating that Facebook has bought Scape Technologies, a London-based startup ...
04:00 pm -05 - Sat, February 8, 2020
Engadget Hitting the Books: The Y2K bug could come back sooner than you think
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, February 8, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: A Samsung Galaxy Z Flip sneak peek
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Why wait until Tuesday to find out what Samsung will unveil? A tipster sent us these pictures of what appears to be Samsung's next foldable phone. The Galaxy ...
02:30 pm -05 - Sat, February 8, 2020
Engadget Recommended Reading: The lasting effect of the Iowa Caucuses
Iowa might have screwed up the whole nomination processNate Silver,FiveThirtyEightBy now you probably know the story. The Iowa Democratic Party decided to use an app to report results from its caucuse...
07:41 am -05 - Sat, February 8, 2020
Engadget US House panel will discuss self-driving cars next week
On February 11th, a House panel will hold a hearing that could help shape the future of self-driving vehicles in the US. The Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee under the Energy and Commerce...
03:44 am -05 - Sat, February 8, 2020
Engadget Motorola defends the Razr's reliability with footage of its test rig
When CNET put the new Motorola Razr through a folding test, the phone's hinge starting making noises and showing issues by the 27,000th fold. That's just a fraction of the 100,000 folds the ...
03:12 am -05 - Sat, February 8, 2020
Engadget NVIDIA will skip MWC 2020 due to concerns about coronavirus
As the reported number of coronavirus infections in China grew beyond 34,000, NVIDIA announced that it will not send employees to the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, Spain this year. Accordi...
02:27 am -05 - Sat, February 8, 2020
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Z Flip hands-on clearly shows the tall foldable phone
With just a few days left until Samsung's big Unpacked event, we've received images from a tipster purporting to show off the company's next foldable phone. While renders and a brief vi...
01:12 am -05 - Sat, February 8, 2020
Engadget 'OurMine' group briefly hijacked Facebook's Twitter and Instagram accounts
After Jack Dorsey's account was taken over by hackers (more than once), social media account takeovers can't get much bigger, but now Facebook itself has become a victim. The same "OurM...
12:05 am -05 - Sat, February 8, 2020
Engadget DOJ reportedly ends antitrust investigation over reducing car pollution
Last year the Trump Administration sought to roll back the Obama Administration's Clean Power Plan that pushed for higher fuel efficiency standards. It has also tried to stop states from like Cal...
10:15 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2020
Engadget Microsoft's revamped Edge browser now runs on ARM-based Windows PCs
The default web browsing experience on ARM-based Windows PCs just took a big step forward. Microsoft has released its first version of its Chromium-based Edge browser for ARM-based Windows 10 systems,...
09:19 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2020
Engadget Pumas Sonic clothing line stays true to the original hedgehog
Ahead of the Sonic the Hedgehog movie coming out next week, Puma has released a new line of clothing, shoes and accessories that feature Sonic and his friends. If you weren't a fan of the movie&#...
09:19 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2020
Engadget Pumas latest Sonic clothing line stays true to the original hedgehog
Ahead of the Sonic the Hedgehog movie coming out next week, Puma has released the latest in a series of clothing, shoes and accessories that feature Sonic and his friends. If you weren't a fan of...
08:55 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2020
Engadget Antarctica is hotter than it's ever been
Temperatures in Antarctica have reached a record high. According to Argentinian research station thermometer, the temperature climbed to 18.3 degrees Celsius, or 64.9 degrees Fahrenheit. That beats An...
08:35 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2020
Engadget Trump's next budget could give NASA a huge funding windfall
If NASA is going to fulfill its goal of returning to the Moon by 2024, it's going to need a lot of money in very short order -- and that might be forthcoming. The Trump administration is proposin...
07:53 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2020
Engadget Apple may be testing Macs with AMD processors
Recently discovered references to AMD CPUs within the code of the latest macOS Catalina betas suggest Apple may be testing the chipmaker's processors to see how they work with its Mac computers. ...
07:29 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2020
Engadget YouTube Music might finally let you upload your own music library
Google has spent the past couple of years merging elements of Google Play Music into YouTube Music, but one absence has been a dealbreaker for some: the cloud locker that lets you play uploaded songs ...
07:03 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2020
Engadget NASA wants to review Boeings Starliner work after setbacks
Boeing just can't catch a break. Currently amid a lengthy controversy surrounding the company's grounded 737 Max aircraft, the aerospace manufacturer is now facing scrutiny from NASA. Boeing...
06:29 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2020
Engadget Indie dungeon-crawler 'Below' is coming to PS4 this spring
More than two years after coming out on Xbox One and almost seven years since it was first announced at E3 2013, Below is making its way to PlayStation 4. If you've been patiently waiting to chec...
06:02 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2020
Engadget Chrome will start protecting users from insecure downloads in April
Google Chrome will soon deliver on last year's promise to better protect users from insecure content -- downloads not encrypted via HTTPS -- on otherwise secure pages. Chrome 82, which will be re...
05:30 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2020
Engadget The best cellular GPS tracker
By Nick GuyThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. ...
05:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2020
Engadget Apple TV's Mythic Quest is 'Silicon Valley' but for game devs
Mythic Quest shouldn't work. The new Apple TV+ comedy, created by the folks behind It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and co-produced by Ubisoft, dives into the day-to-day adventures of a gam...
04:28 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2020
Engadget Federal agencies reportedly bought phone location data to track immigrants
Since at least 2017, the US federal government has been buying commercially-available cellphone location data to aid in immigration and border-related enforcement actions, according to a report from T...
04:01 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2020
Engadget Netflix says it's only obeyed nine government takedown requests
Netflix hit the headlines last year when it pulled an episode of Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj that was critical of Saudi Arabia from its streaming service in the country. As it turns out, the company...
03:22 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2020
Engadget US appeals court will not rule on repealing net neutrality laws
A US appeals court said it will not reconsider an October ruling that upheld the repeal of net neutrality laws, Reuters reports. Tech and advocacy groups, along with 15 states, had requested that the ...
02:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2020
Engadget Motorola's new Moto G range includes a $300 Galaxy Note alternative
Motorola's Razr might be getting all the attention, but mid-range phones like the Moto G are what have vaulted the brand back into profitability. In other words, those $250-ish phones are serious...
01:30 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2020
Engadget Engadget Podcast: How tech (and humans) failed the Iowa caucus
The logistical and technical debacle of the Iowa Democratic Caucus is exactly why we're not hopeful about online voting in America. This week on the Engadget Podcast, Devindra and Cherlynn chat a...
12:55 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2020
Engadget France fines Apple $27 million for slowing down iPhones
France's Competition and Fraud body, DGCCRF, has fined Apple &euro;25 million ($27.3 million) for intentionally slowing the performance of older iPhones. The issue, which centered on battery ...
12:30 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: Netflix finally ends the auto-play nightmare
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.About five years ago, Netflix revamped its streaming apps and rolled out the worst feature it's ever developed. Even if you like it, you know which one I'...
12:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2020
Engadget Sling TV offers anniversary discounts to new and existing customers
You can get Sling TV for just $5 if you sign up for an account from today until February 11th. The over-the-top internet TV service is celebrating its fifth anniversary on February 9th and founded a h...
11:40 am -05 - Fri, February 7, 2020
Engadget Tesla accused of abruptly pulling self-driving from a used Model S
Tesla's much-vaunted ability to add features to its cars over the air has turned into a real inconvenience for some drivers. An extensive Jalopnik report details an (anonymous) person who bought ...
09:05 am -05 - Fri, February 7, 2020
Engadget Ancestry lays off 100 employees as DNA test demand dwindles
Ancestry has announced that it had to lay off six percent of its workforce, or around 100 workers, due to "a slowdown in consumer demand across the entire DNA category" over the past year an...
07:03 am -05 - Fri, February 7, 2020
Engadget Motorola Razr's hinge 'broke' after 27,000 folds in durability test
Since foldable phones are still far from common, a lot of potential buyers want to know how durable they are before shelling out money for one -- especially because the available models are far from c...
04:59 am -05 - Fri, February 7, 2020
Engadget Brazilian judge dismisses hacking charges against journalist Glenn Greenwald
Last month The Intercept's Glenn Greenwald faced criminal charges for breaking cybersecurity laws in Brazil. Now a judge has dismissed the hacking charges, linked to six people who allegedly stol...
03:16 am -05 - Fri, February 7, 2020
Engadget Switch version of 'The Outer Worlds' delayed due to coronavirus outbreak
Just a few days ago we learned the release date for a Switch port of The Outer Worlds, but now it's delayed. The game was scheduled for release on Nintendo's system March 6th, however the co...
12:48 am -05 - Fri, February 7, 2020
Engadget SpaceX plans to spin off its Starlink satellite internet business
SpaceX chief Elon Musk declared years ago that the company won't go public until its Mars vehicle is regularly flying people to the red planet. You might get the chance to own a piece of the comp...
11:05 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2020
Engadget ViacomCBS is working on yet another streaming service
After Disney+, HBO Max and Peacock, were you hoping to see another major media company launch a streaming TV service? Because according to CNBC, that's what you're about to get. Apparently V...
10:47 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2020
Engadget Uber expects to be profitable by the end of 2020
Uber's year-end earnings show the company is still losing money, but it expects to turn things around by the end of 2020. In an earnings call today, Uber CFO Nelson Chai said the company plans to...
09:10 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2020
Engadget Attorney general thinks US should buy controlling stake in Nokia, Ericsson
It's no secret that the US views Huawei as a threat to national security. But the company is also playing a big role in building out 5G networks around the world, something that the US has major ...
08:50 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2020
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Save $95 on a Roborock S4 robot vacuum
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...
08:32 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2020
Engadget Netflix will let you stop those annoying auto previews
Our long global streaming nightmare is finally over. At long last, Netflix is letting users turn off those annoying show and movie previews that automatically start whenever you fire it up. Those auto...
08:15 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2020
Engadget Strict visa rules are still keeping game devs out of the US
The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) Foundation awards scholarships each year to up-and-coming artists, writers and programmers from around the world. The scholarships offer passes to ...
07:57 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2020
Engadget Instagram will tell you which of your boring friends to unfollow
Instagram has added some more ways to organize the list of people you're following. You can see which people are flooding your feed and Stories the most and which accounts you interact with least...
07:30 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2020
Engadget US opens investigation into Google amid Sonos patent suit
It's been about a month since Sonos sued Google for allegedly violating some of its patents behind syncing wireless speakers, and now the US government is getting involved. The US International T...
07:01 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2020
Engadget Google brings automatic call screening to Pixel 2 and 3
Over the last couple of years, Google has updated older Pixel devices with features that first appear on its most recent phones. The latest tool to make its way from Pixel 4 to Pixel 2 and 3 is automa...
07:01 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2020
Engadget Google brings automatic call screening to all of its Pixel phones
Over the last couple of years, Google has updated older Pixel devices with features that first appear on its most recent phones. The latest tool to make its way from Pixel 4 to the original Pixel, Pix...
06:57 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2020
Engadget Amazon might offer Twitch's streaming technology to businesses
It's already been five years since Amazon purchased Twitch, giving the company a major stake in rapidly-expanding video game streaming space. Twitch is still quite popular, but a report today fro...
06:32 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2020
Engadget Boeing found another software bug on the 737 Max
Boeing is working to fix yet another software bug on its 737 Max, Bloomberg reports. The glitch involves an indicator light for the "stabilizer trim system," which helps raise and lower the ...
05:37 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2020
Engadget Senate: Obama Admin. wasn't prepared to handle Russian interference
Today, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released a report (PDF) detailing the Obama administration's response to Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. The report says the Obama ...
04:27 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2020
Engadget US DOT approves Nuro's next-gen driverless delivery vehicle design
Today, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) approved a regulatory exemption for Nuro's next-generation self-driving delivery ve...
04:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2020
Engadget How do you feel about the PlayStation 2 as it turns 20?
In a few short weeks, the PlayStation 2 will turn 20. It was released March 4, 2000 in Japan, with the rest of the world eventually getting their hands on it that fall. It was backward compatible with...
03:48 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2020
Engadget Facebook and Venmo demand Clearview AI stops scraping their data
Following Google and Twitter, Facebook has become the latest company to take legal action against controversial facial recognition startup Clearview AI. According to Buzzfeed News, the company sent a ...
03:33 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2020
Engadget A $1 billion initiative aims to bring EV chargers to highways and rural areas
While Tesla, Electrify America and others technically have nationwide EV charging networks, they don't really provide full coverage -- many rural areas are far from any kind of charger infrastruc...
03:09 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2020
Engadget Christina Koch returns to Earth after a record 328 days in space
After 328 days in space, NASA astronaut Christina Koch is back on Earth. She returns holding the record for the longest stay in space by a woman, and she has earned bragging rights for another major m...
03:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2020
Engadget What to expect from Samsung's Galaxy S20 event
We're less than a week away from Samsung's Unpacked event on February 11th, and, as in previous years, there's been a deluge of pre-release leaks and reports detailing almost every aspe...
02:37 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2020
Engadget EU investigates Qualcomm for alleged anti-competitive tactics
Qualcomm is facing yet another European Union antitrust case. The wireless hardware giant has revealed in an SEC filing that the European Commission is investigating the company for possible anti-com...
02:03 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2020
Engadget Alphabet's Loon turned a stratospheric aircraft into an internet drone
Alphabet's Loon is known for its internet balloons, but it worked on an entirely balloon-less project as part of its partnership with Softbank's HAPSMobile. The two formed "a long-term ...
01:44 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2020
Engadget Coronavirus outbreak is affecting Nintendo Switch supply in Japan
The coronavirus outbreak is continuing to have a tangible impact on tech. Nintendo has warned that the virus will result in "inevitable" production and shipment delays for the Switch in Jap...
01:24 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2020
Engadget Valve teases SteamVR 2.0 for 2020
Valve didn't just look back at its accomplishments in Steam's 2019 Year in Review post, it also revealed what you can look forward to this year. In the post, the company teased SteamVR 2.0, ...
12:37 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2020
Engadget Twitter doesnt want to call its users users anymore
Twitter has announced that, at least in its public documents, it's going to stop calling the people who use its platform "users." It's "an effort to demonstrate more empathy f...
12:30 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: Microsoft's Windows 10 search problem
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Ever since Windows 10 debuted, people have taken issue with its push to connect everything to Microsoft's cloud services. Generally, the tradeoff feels worthw...
11:55 am -05 - Thu, February 6, 2020
Engadget Huawei sues Verizon after patent talks break down
Huawei and Verizon's not-very-public feud has escalated into courtroom warfare as the telecoms company files lawsuits across Texas. Huawei is alleging that Verizon is infringing on its networking...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, February 6, 2020
Engadget Google Maps for iOS and Android is getting a makeover
Google Maps was launched 15 years ago this week (in beta, of course). Not surprisingly, Google is using this as an opportunity to launch a few new updates to its massive mapping service. For starters,...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, February 6, 2020
Engadget Fords biking jacket shows emoji to everyone behind you
While the number of traffic accident fatalities in the US is thankfully decreasing, there were more cyclist and pedestrian deaths on the roads in 2018, the most recent year for which NHTSA data is ava...
08:05 am -05 - Thu, February 6, 2020
Engadget iOS 13.4 could turn your iPhone and Apple Watch into car keys
You might be able to use your iPhones and Apple Watches to lock, unlock and start your cars when iOS 13.4 comes out. According to 9to5Google, the first beta version of the mobile OS contains reference...
07:04 am -05 - Thu, February 6, 2020
Engadget Netflix switches to the AV1 codec for data-saving streams on Android
Way back in 2015 Netflix announced it would team up with Amazon, Google, Intel and other companies to develop a royalty-free codecs that worked well on modern devices. Two years ago they revealed the ...
04:31 am -05 - Thu, February 6, 2020
Engadget Researchers can 'steal' data by tracking a PC monitor's brightness
There are already ways to siphon data from computers without a network connection or old-fashioned physical theft, but this might be one of the cleverer examples. Researchers have found a way to stea...
03:07 am -05 - Thu, February 6, 2020
Engadget Apple will give the option to buy iOS and Mac apps as a bundle
The latest beta of Apple's Xcode development tool adds a small but nifty feature that will make it easier in some situations to buy apps you want to use across iOS and macOS. Developers who decid...
01:35 am -05 - Thu, February 6, 2020
Engadget Motorola Razr teardown looks inside the flexible phone
YouTube channel PBKreviews has given Motorola's modern Razr the teardown treatment a day before it becomes available. And based on how many screws and cables the host had to go through to get to ...
01:04 am -05 - Thu, February 6, 2020
Engadget 'Gears of War' boss Rod Fergusson leaves to take over 'Diablo'
After 15 years of working on Gears of War games, The Coalition studio head Rod Fergusson announced he's leaving the Microsoft franchise to join Blizzard Entertainment. Starting in March, he'...
12:33 am -05 - Thu, February 6, 2020
Engadget IMDb's free streaming service will have every episode of 'Lost'
IMDb thinks it has a way to keep you coming back to its free streaming video service: offer a bunch of the TV shows from your younger days. IMDb TV has secured the rights to stream over 20 Disney-own...
11:39 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2020
Engadget HBO Max forms a production unit devoted to streaming movies
If HBO Max is going to compete against streaming incumbents like Amazon Prime Video and Netflix on every level, it's going to need movies -- and it's gearing up to provide a flurry of them. ...
10:48 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2020
Engadget Ecobee's Family Accounts put limits on smart home control
Ring isn't the only company giving you better smart home privacy controls. Ecobee is trotting out a Family Accounts feature that lets up to 15 people in your household control thermostats and ot...
10:18 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2020
Engadget NYPD will replace handwritten logs with an iPhone app later this month
After more than a century, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) is retiring the handwritten memo books carried by police officers and replacing them with an app, The New York Times reports. On F...
09:25 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2020
Engadget WhatsApp desktop security flaw gave intruders remote access to files
You'll want to update WhatsApp's desktop client if you use it to chat on your computer. PerimeterX researcher Gal Weizman has revealed that Facebook patched a security vulnerability in What...
08:42 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2020
Engadget Ariel will fully unveil its hybrid supercar this summer
British automaker Ariel revealed concepts of its Hipercar -- short for "high-performance carbon reduction" -- in the summer of 2017. The company mentioned some impressive specs, such as the ...
08:13 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2020
Engadget Google tells facial recognition startup Clearview AI to stop scraping photos
Following Twitter, Google and YouTube have become the latest companies to send a cease-and-desist letter to Clearview AI, the startup behind a controversial facial recognition program that more than 6...
07:47 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2020
Engadget Uber can resume testing its self-driving cars in California
Uber started scaling back its self-driving car tests after one of its vehicles hit and killed a pedestrian in March of 2018. While the company doesn't seem primed to unleash a fleet of autonomous...
07:20 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2020
Engadget GM will bring Super Cruise to 22 vehicles by 2022
The new Cadillac Escalade was just the start of GM's expansion plans for semi-autonomous tech. Company President Mark Reuss told investors that GM would bring Super Cruise to 22 models by 2022, ...
06:44 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2020
Engadget Chrome will clamp down on sites with annoying video ads
As part of its ongoing efforts to block annoying video ads, Chrome has announced a new set of video advertising standards. The guidelines are based on data from the Coalition of Better Ads, which says...
06:22 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2020
Engadget Microsoft is merging its Windows and hardware teams
Panos Panay, Microsoft's hardware head honcho and the creator of Surface, is set to oversee the Windows team too. The company will reportedly roll the product and Windows groups into a single uni...
06:10 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2020
Engadget Teenage Engineering wants you to 'hack' its IKEA line with 3D printing
Teenage Engineering's IKEA collection, the FREKVENS line, arrives in stores this month, and Teenage Engineering is already helping customers hack the products. The company has released free, down...
05:51 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2020
Engadget Google dresses up search for the Oscars with a dedicated hub
This year's Academy Awards ceremony is only a few days away and Google's getting ready for the big night with Oscar-focused updates to Search and Assistant. Search for "Oscars 2020"...
05:30 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2020
Engadget 'Apex Legends' is the next big game to try to crack China's mobile market
During its earnings call last week, EA confirmed that a mobile version of Apex Legends is definitely in development. Executives didn't say when it's expected to launch, but they did mention ...
05:16 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2020
Engadget Windows 10's built-in search is down following possible Microsoft outage
If the search bar on your Windows PC hasn't been working for the past couple of hours, know that you're not the only one -- and that there's no reason to panic. As spotted by The Verge,...
05:16 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2020
Engadget Windows 10's built-in search was down this morning (updated)
If the search bar on your Windows PC hasn't been working for the past couple of hours, know that you're not the only one -- and that there's no reason to panic. As spotted by The Verge,...
04:46 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2020
Engadget Philips patched a longstanding Hue bulb security flaw
Philips and its parent company Signify have patched another Hue smart light bulb vulnerability. Fortunately, the flaw was discovered by security researchers at CheckPoint Software, and it's unlik...
04:22 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2020
Engadget Vodafone will remove Huawei equipment from its European networks
European telecom Vodafone will remove Huawei-made equipment from the core parts of its wireless networks, the carrier announced on Wednesday. CEO Nick Read said the move will cost the telecom, one of ...
04:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2020
Engadget Spotify is the new heavyweight champ of podcasts
2019 was a big year for Spotify. A massive podcast push that began in 2017 hit top speed with the acquisitions of Anchor, Gimlet and Parcast. But the company was clear it wasn't done, because its...
03:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2020
Engadget 'Nioh 2' killed me 14 times in 90 minutes
Over the course of 90 minutes, I died 14 times. I was drowned, beaten, burned, cut down, crushed by a stone mallet the size of a small Volkswagen and repeatedly impaled on the pointy ends of very shar...
02:44 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2020
Engadget Harley Quinn is smashing her way into 'Fortnite'
Batman and Catwoman won't be the only DC characters to have made a Fortnite appearance. Sleuth Lucas7yoshi has discovered that Harley Quinn will soon be available to buy in the Item Shop as part ...
02:25 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2020
Engadget VSCO's social network for photos now lets you post videos
VSCO is mostly known for its photo and video editing capabilities, but you can actually post photos to its stripped-down social feed for its growing community of users to see. Now, the company has ann...
02:02 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2020
Engadget Autonomous flying taxi Cora set for passenger trials in New Zealand
Companies have been saying for years that flying taxis are on the agenda. Now it looks like they're finally set to take flight. Wisk -- a joint venture between Boeing and Kitty Hawk -- has signed...
01:29 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2020
Engadget Google Assistant can now say where your Tile is
Tracking gadget Tile has been a boon to the forgetful, and now it's set to get even more helpful. Previously, you could use Google Assistant to ring your Tile, so finding your keys or wallet was ...
12:47 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2020
Engadget Spotify is buying The Ringer to boost its sports coverage
And there we go. Just an hour after it posted its latest financial results, Spotify has announced that it's buying The Ringer. Bill Simmons' sports and entertainment venture will offer up it...
12:30 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: Meet Cadillac's tech-heavy new Escalade
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Good morning! Since there's nothing at all wonky to report with Election 2020 results and incredibly flawed apps that were shoddily included in the primary pr...
11:55 am -05 - Wed, February 5, 2020
Engadget See how VFX artists included Carrie Fisher in 'The Rise of Skywalker'
Whatever your opinion on Rise of Skywalker, we can probably all agree that its effects were pretty impressive -- not least because of the seamless inclusion of Carrie Fisher's scenes. The iconic ...
11:47 am -05 - Wed, February 5, 2020
Engadget Spotify reports 124 million paying users and 'exponential' podcast growth
"This was the highest net add quarter we've ever experienced," said Spotify in its fourth-quarter earnings report, "and the fact we've ever added 10 million subscribers."...
11:10 am -05 - Wed, February 5, 2020
Engadget Sony closes UK PSVR studio before it even released a game
Sony's VR-focused games studio in Manchester, UK, has closed down without ever releasing a game. The business -- which was formed back in 2015 -- had been working on an unannounced VR project but...
10:15 am -05 - Wed, February 5, 2020
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S20 name and design confirmed in accessory listing
Samsung has posted a phone accessory on its German website that pretty much confirms its upcoming flagship's official name. German publication WinFuture has spotted a hard-cover LED case for what...
08:05 am -05 - Wed, February 5, 2020
Engadget Google's new Assistant speaks a second language: Japanese
When Google launched its new Assistant for the Pixel 4, the voice AI could only speak and understand one language: English. The tech giant rolled out support for other English variants (UK, Canada, Ir...
05:24 am -05 - Wed, February 5, 2020
Engadget 'Saints Row IV: Re-Elected' comes to Nintendo Switch on March 27th
While we have yet to hear new details about Saints Row V, you'll be able to play the franchise's best entry on Nintendo Switch when a port of the 2013 classic called Saints Row IV: Re-Electe...
03:44 am -05 - Wed, February 5, 2020
Engadget 2021 Cadillac Escalade packs 38-inches of curved OLED screens and Super Cruise
Tonight Cadillac took the wraps off of its new Escalade, finally revealing where it's putting all 38-inches of curved OLED screens. That high-res display -- with twice the pixel density of a 4K T...
02:24 am -05 - Wed, February 5, 2020
Engadget Samsung iOS app confirms the existence of new Galaxy Buds
Samsung's Galaxy Buds+ are very, very real. A listing for the Samsung Galaxy Buds+ application (via CNET) has popped up on the Apple App Store as a preview, essentially confirming the updated ear...
12:52 am -05 - Wed, February 5, 2020
Engadget YouTube will retire its classic web interface in March
You'll have to let go of YouTube's older interface if you've been reticent to try the 2017 redesign. YouTube has warned that it's dropping the classic web interface in March, almo...
12:01 am -05 - Wed, February 5, 2020
Engadget Drone network provides early warnings for natural disasters
Drones might soon deliver a heads-up when natural disasters are about to strike. Researchers have developed a communication system that uses a drone network to provide early warnings for disasters. Th...
11:27 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2020
Engadget Rockstar Games co-founder Dan Houser is leaving the company
It's the end of an era at Rockstar Games -- parent company Take-Two Interactive has revealed that Rockstar co-founder Dan Houser is leaving on March 11th. It wasn't clear just why Houser wa...
11:02 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2020
Engadget Instagram brought in more money than YouTube in 2019
There's little doubt that Instagram is important to Facebook's bottom line, but how big is it, really? It might be larger than you think. Bloomberg sources say Instagram racked up $20 bill...
10:11 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2020
Engadget LG pulls out of Mobile World Congress over coronavirus concerns
Mobile World Congress is the event the world -- or at least, our particularly nerdy corner of it -- looks to for annual updates in smartphones, networking technology and more. This year, as concerns o...
09:54 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2020
Engadget Instagram will let you reply to Stories with GIFs
For a couple of years, Instagram users have been able to pull GIFs from Giphy to use as animated stickers in Stories. When your friend posts something that you just have to respond to and words or a s...
09:40 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2020
Engadget Twitter bans deepfakes that are 'likely to cause harm'
Twitter just released its new rules for handling synthetic and manipulated media. The company says you can no longer "deceptively share" deepfakes that are "likely to cause harm," ...
09:24 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2020
Engadget Google Fiber stops offering traditional TV service to new customers
If you're ready to sign up for Google Fiber but want TV service at the same time, you'll have to go online. Google has stopped selling conventional TV service to new customers as of today. ...
09:21 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2020
Engadget Fujifilm will announce the X-T4 on February 26th
Fujifilm will announce the next-generation of its flagship X-series camera, the X-T4, on February 26th. The Japanese camera manufacturer shared the tidbit as kind of a "one more thing" durin...
09:15 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2020
Engadget FCC asks telecom companies to help trace international robocalls
Last year, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) banned robocalls from international numbers. Now, it's calling on phone companies to help trace international robocalls back to their "...
09:14 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2020
Engadget Disney has already netted 28.6 million subscribers
Disney's start on direct-to-customer streaming came out of the gate with the bang, as the company reported it had 26.5 million paid subscribers for Disney+ (PDF) by the end of 2019. ESPN+ grew to...
09:07 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2020
Engadget How AI helped upscale an antique 1896 film to 4K
When the 50-second silent short film L'Arriv&eacute;e d'un train en gare de La Ciotat premiered in 1896, some theatergoers reportedly ran for safety at the sight of a projected approachi...
09:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2020
Engadget Fujifilm's X100V adds a tilt screen, more resolution and 4K video
At a London event, Fujifilm took the wraps off of the much-leaked X100V, and it packs more power than ever into that famously compact form. It's equipped with the 26.1-megapixel backside illumina...
08:48 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2020
Engadget KFC slips ads into Spotify Premium through artist profiles
You might not avoid ads in Spotify just because you pay for a Premium account. KFC Middle East and the ad agency Memac Ogilvy recently ran a promo campaign for the Kentucky Burger by taking over the ...
08:24 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2020
Engadget Sony sets prices for (most of) its latest 4K LED TVs
You didn't have to wait too long for Sony to start pricing some of its 2020 Android TVs. The electronics giant has started taking pre-orders for its 'entry' X800H 4K LED TVs and their ...
08:12 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2020
Engadget Ireland's data privacy watchdog opens probes into Google and Tinder
Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC) has opened two separate GDPR investigations into Google and Tinder. In the case of the latter, the agency says it will examine how the dating app handle...
07:38 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2020
Engadget Alphabets Jigsaw created a tool that detects doctored images
As image editing software and AI-assisted tool become increasingly powerful, journalists need a way to spot doctored images. Jigsaw, which is owned by Alphabet, forecasts emerging technology-based thr...
06:51 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2020
Engadget 'Altered Carbon' season 2 teaser shows Anthony Mackie as the 'new' hero
Netflix is finally ready to show a little more of Altered Carbon's second season -- if only just. The service has posted a teaser trailer that revolves around Anthony Mackie as the "re-slee...
06:29 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2020
Engadget SpaceX asks permission to take Starship on a high-altitude test flight
One of the next major steps in SpaceX's plans for true spaceflight will be a 12-mile-high test flight. Sometime between March and September, the company plans to launch its Starship suborbital te...
05:58 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2020
Engadget Blizzard pledges to fix (or refund) 'Warcraft III: Reforged'
It's only been a few days since Blizzard launched Warcraft III: Reforged, but fans have made it clear that they are not happy. In response, Blizzard says it is "sorry to those of you who did...
05:25 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2020
Engadget Dyson patents a wearable air purifier that doubles as headphones
If you use public transportation, you know just how gross the air can be. Commuters are constantly coughing and sneezing, which releases thousands of germs into the air. Taking a flight can be even wo...
05:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2020
Engadget Interactive love story 'Florence' will break your heart on Switch, PC and Mac
Just in time for Valentine's Day and two years after it debuted on iOS, the interactive visual novel Florence is coming to Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac. It tells the story of a young woman, Floren...
05:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2020
Engadget Google makes it easier to buy its Glass headset for workers
Google has announced that developers and businesses can now buy Glass Enterprise Edition 2 directly from its resellers. The third incarnation of Google Glass initially went on sale last May for enterp...
04:30 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2020
Engadget Geforce Now goes live for all users today
Geforce Now has arrived. After seven years of tweaking its delivery systems and gathering beta feedback, NVIDIA has finally unveiled the consumer version of its game-streaming ecosystem. Geforce Now s...
04:13 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2020
Engadget Iowa Democrats say sloppy app code delayed caucus results
We're still waiting for a full explanation about what, exactly, went wrong during Iowa's caucus Monday night, but the state's Democratic party claims a "coding issue" in a new...
04:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2020
Engadget Fallout 76 adds human NPCs on April 7th
Fallout 76's long-awaited Wastelanders update will launch on April 7th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, finally adding with it non-playable human characters to the game. The free DLC was initia...
03:01 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2020
Engadget 'The Wonderful 101' remaster smashes Kickstarter goal in hours
If anything demonstrates that gamers love a bit of cult nostalgia, it's the eye-watering success of Kickstarter campaigns pledging to bring former hits back to life. And that's absolutely th...
02:41 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2020
Engadget T-Mobile and Sprint can now verify calls across their networks
Today, T-Mobile and Sprint are rolling out number-verification to customers across both networks. Using the STIR/SHAKEN standards recommended by the FCC, the carriers hope to better fight robocalls. I...
02:25 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2020
Engadget Google begins rolling out Chrome update that can block cross-site tracking
Google will start rolling out a new version of Chrome that can prevent cross-site tracking today, February 4th. The tech giant first revealed that it was working on the feature in mid-2019 in an effor...
02:04 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2020
Engadget Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro gets a $300 price drop at Amazon
Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro is barely a few months old, but there are already good deals to be had if you're willing to be patient. Amazon is selling the base configuration of Apple's l...
01:49 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2020
Engadget Apple News'2020 presidential election coverage includes livestreams
Like Apple's done during previous election years, it's announced special dedicated Apple News coverage for the presidential election, just in time for those tricky caucuses. Sources will inc...
01:39 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2020
Engadget Google Photos bug sent private videos to strangers
If you used Google Takeout to back up your Photos files from November 21st to 25th, 2019, a stranger out there may have a copy of your videos. The tech giant has started sending out emails, warning us...
01:20 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2020
Engadget UK brings forward its ban on new petrol and diesel cars to 2035
The UK is bringing forward its ban on the sale of fossil fuel cars by five years. Originally, legislation stipulated that the sale of petrol and diesel would be banned by 2040. Now that date has been ...
12:55 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2020
Engadget Facebook gives parents more control over Messenger Kids chats
Facebook launched its Messenger Kids app back in 2017, designed to get younger kids on board with digital literacy while giving them a safe space to connect and chat with their friends. It's seen...
12:30 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: BlackBerry / TCL split, and Iowa's primary app problem
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.It might actually be time for BlackBerry phones to ride off into the sunset. It's miraculous that the keyboard-toting phones have stuck around as far as 2020....
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2020
Engadget Yubico is making it easier for businesses to buy its YubiKeys
A growing number of companies are looking at hardware authentication security keys as a trusted and convenient way to protect sensitive corporate data. Indeed, Google has recently launched an open sou...
10:43 am -05 - Tue, February 4, 2020
Engadget Sony's PlayStation business is slowing faster than expected
Back in 2018 Sony made it clear that its games department would be slowing down as it prepared for the next generation PlayStation. Now it's released its quarterly results which go beyond a "...
08:18 am -05 - Tue, February 4, 2020
Engadget Ancestry fought a police DNA database request and won
Authorities tried to gain access to Ancestry's massive DNA database with a search warrant last year, the genealogy company has revealed in its transparency report. Ancestry divulged the informati...
06:44 am -05 - Tue, February 4, 2020
Engadget What's on TV this week: 'Mythic Quest: Ravens Banquet'
This week there's a Democratic debate on Friday, but we may have to wait that long to find out the results of the Iowa Caucuses. Other made-for-TV events include Apple and Ubisoft's premiere...
03:13 am -05 - Tue, February 4, 2020
Engadget Ford thinks the Mustang Mach-E's frunk is a good tailgate cooler
Super Bowl LIV is still fresh in many people's memories, but that isn't stopping Ford from trying to capitalize on next year's game. The company is drumming up hype for the Mustang Mac...
02:41 am -05 - Tue, February 4, 2020
Engadget Now certain 2019 LG TVs have the Apple TV app too
Late last year LG started to add AirPlay 2 and HomeKit to its TVs with firmware updates. Then at CES last month the company announced it would add the full Apple TV app that adds all of the video bits...
01:37 am -05 - Tue, February 4, 2020
Engadget Twitter admits 'bad actors' exploited phone number matching feature
Twitter has revealed that it has discovered and suspended accounts abusing a feature that allowed users to match phone numbers with usernames. By announcing the privacy issue, it's also confirmin...
12:29 am -05 - Tue, February 4, 2020
Engadget Twitter's anti-spam rules foiled Planters' Super Bowl stunt
Planters is learning that there is such a thing as being too thirsty for social media stardom. Twitter has suspended three accounts tied to Baby Nut, the resurrected Mr. Peanut mascot that made his d...
11:35 pm -05 - Mon, February 3, 2020
Engadget The Pentagon wants to catch rogue drones in nets
The Pentagon already has permission to shoot drones out of the sky if they're deemed a threat, but it's not stopping there. The Department of Defense (DoD) has signed a contract with Fortem ...
10:57 pm -05 - Mon, February 3, 2020
Engadget YouTube Premium and Music have 20 million subscribers
It's now clearer just how YouTube's streaming services stack up against rivals. Alphabet chief Sundar Pichai revealed during the company's latest earnings call that YouTube Premium and...
10:05 pm -05 - Mon, February 3, 2020
Engadget Mobile app problems could delay Iowa caucus results
Technology is already creating hiccups for the 2020 election mere hours into the caucuses. Democratic county chairs in Iowa told Bloomberg that precinct chairs were having problems downloading or sig...
10:05 pm -05 - Mon, February 3, 2020
Engadget Iowa Caucus results delayed, link to mobile app problems is unclear (updated)
Technology is already creating hiccups for the 2020 election mere hours into the caucuses. Democratic county chairs in Iowa told Bloomberg that precinct chairs were having problems downloading or sign...
09:37 pm -05 - Mon, February 3, 2020
Engadget YouTube ad revenue has almost doubled in the last two years
If you've been following Google and its parent company Alphabet in recent years, you won't be shocked to know that it's making a ton of money. Alphabet just dropped its latest earnings ...
09:19 pm -05 - Mon, February 3, 2020
Engadget Samsung updates the almost five-year-old Gear S2 to improve battery life
Unless it's an Apple Watch, you don't usually expect a wearable like the Samsung Gear S2 to get more than two to three years of software support, which is what makes the update Samsung just ...
08:46 pm -05 - Mon, February 3, 2020
Engadget Toyota and Panasonic will start producing EV batteries in April
Toyota and Panasonic have announced a new agreement to start jointly developing and manufacturing electric vehicle batteries. The two Japanese companies say they're creating a company called Prim...
08:15 pm -05 - Mon, February 3, 2020
Engadget Online sneaker drop cancelled thanks to bots
Nike SB -- the company's skateboarding division -- teamed up with Strangelove Skateboards to produce a pair of limited edition Valentine's Day Dunks. The pink and red color scheme was an ins...
07:47 pm -05 - Mon, February 3, 2020
Engadget 'Apex Legends' season 4 trailer shows the assassin Revenant in action
Apex Legends Season 4 is about to get underway, and Respawn offered a taste of what's in store with a gameplay trailer. Opening in the guise of a Hammond Robotics corporate video, it hints at som...
07:21 pm -05 - Mon, February 3, 2020
Engadget Artist creates traffic jams in Google Maps with a wagon full of phones
We tend to think of Google Maps as an indispensable tool that is rarely wrong, but an artist from Germany named Simon Weckert found a humourous way to game the app. Using a wagon loaded with 99 second...
06:53 pm -05 - Mon, February 3, 2020
Engadget Microsoft Teams went down because of an expired certificate
This morning, Microsoft Teams went down for a few hours, and it seems that a pretty rookie mistake is to blame. Microsoft apparently forgot to renew the SSL certificate, which allows a secure connecti...
06:29 pm -05 - Mon, February 3, 2020
Engadget Samsung accidentally announced the Galaxy Home Mini's release date
Early today, on its South Korean website, Samsung posted that the Galaxy Home Mini will be released in South Korea on February 12th for 9,000 KRW, approximately $83. The post has since been removed, b...
05:24 pm -05 - Mon, February 3, 2020
Engadget TCL will stop selling BlackBerry-branded phones in August
Just when it seemed like BlackBerry was fading from consumer consciousness, the company partnered with electronics and appliance manufacturer TCL. The two collaborated to create BlackBerry-branded And...
04:25 pm -05 - Mon, February 3, 2020
Engadget You'll need a PS4 to join the next 'Fortnite' tournament
Epic Games has run console-specific Fortnite tourneys in the past, and now it's the PlayStation's turn. The game studio has announced a PS4-only Celebration Cup that will run between Februa...
03:25 pm -05 - Mon, February 3, 2020
Engadget Apple's latest iPad mini is down to an all-time low of $350 at Amazon
Like the idea of Apple's small-but-speedy iPad mini, but don't want to pay a $70 premium over the usual price of the larger entry-level iPad? You might not have to. Amazon is running a sal...
03:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 3, 2020
Engadget Why are we obsessed with Instagram's What are you? filters?
We're barely one month into 2020, and one social media trend has truly taken the definition of 'viral' and rammed it down our collective throat: Instagram's "What X are you?&q...
02:25 pm -05 - Mon, February 3, 2020
Engadget Apple wants to remind you Arcade exists
Apple was a no-show in the flurry of Super Bowl ads, but it made its presence felt seemingly everywhere else. The tech giant launched a full-on ad blitz for Apple Arcade shortly before the football e...
01:20 pm -05 - Mon, February 3, 2020
Engadget Nintendo adds monthly subscription to 'Fire Emblem Heroes'
Fire Emblem Heroes (FEH) is Nintendo's mobile money-maker. The free-to-play RPG has pulled in, according to SensorTower, $656 million since its release three years ago -- over $200 million more t...
01:05 pm -05 - Mon, February 3, 2020
Engadget Iran says it will launch an observation satellite 'in the coming days'
Iran is set to become the latest country to launch an observation satellite, according to the country's national space agency. The satellite, named Zafar (which means victory in Farsi), began dev...
12:35 pm -05 - Mon, February 3, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: Super Bowl and a Hummer EV
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Before we get stuck in, I'm obsessed with The Rock's Super Bowl intros. You should be, too. It's like American Gladiators meets America's Next ...
12:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 3, 2020
Engadget Capturing the Sun's Texas-sized cells in the highest detail ever
The Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) started with some controversy, but its first images are already changing the field of solar science. The Maui observatory captured the highest-resolution p...
11:20 am -05 - Mon, February 3, 2020
Engadget Kenya halts biometric ID scheme over discrimination fears
Kenya introduced a sweeping national biometric identity program last year, with the view to collecting personal and biometric data -- such as fingerprints and facial photographs -- from its 50 million...
10:15 am -05 - Mon, February 3, 2020
Engadget AI-formulated medicine to be tested on humans for the first time
A drug designed entirely by artificial intelligence is about to enter clinical human trials for the first time. The drug, which is intended to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder, was discovered using...
05:00 am -05 - Mon, February 3, 2020
Engadget MIT's 'smart surface' could improve your WiFi signal tenfold
There's a problem with stuffing wireless connections into ever-smaller devices: they can struggle to maintain a good signal when there's so little space for antennas. MIT CSAIL researchers ...
04:30 am -05 - Mon, February 3, 2020
Engadget Google Photos test subscription prints your best pictures every month
Online photo services with printing options usually revolve around on-demand printing for special occasions, but Google appears to be trying something different: printing photos every month no matter ...
02:59 am -05 - Mon, February 3, 2020
Engadget Instacart employees in Chicago are the first to unionize in the US
Gig economy workers may have won an important, if conditional, battle in their push for better conditions. Instacart employees in the Chicago suburb of Skokie have voted to unionize through their loc...
01:38 am -05 - Mon, February 3, 2020
Engadget Jeep's Super Bowl ad teases a powerful off-road electric bicycle
Companies are tripping over themselves to hawk electric vehicles at the Super Bowl, but they aren't all cars. Jeep has posted a Super Bowl ad that's primarily meant to pitch the latest Glad...
12:19 am -05 - Mon, February 3, 2020
Engadget Twitter bans financial site Zero Hedge over false coronavirus claims
It's not just Facebook and Google fighting false coronavirus information. Twitter has permanently banned financial site and conspiracy promoter Zero Hedge after it shared a story that not only m...
11:06 pm -05 - Sun, February 2, 2020
Engadget Overcast can skip podcast intros and outros
Don't like drawn-out podcast introductions, or just don't want to hear the same closing credits every episode? If you're invested in the Apple ecosystem, you might not have to endure t...
09:48 pm -05 - Sun, February 2, 2020
Engadget West Virginia will allow people with disabilities to vote by smartphone
More governments in the US are offering the option to vote by smartphone. West Virginia's governor is poised to sign a bill requiring that all counties offer people with disabilities a way to vo...
08:33 pm -05 - Sun, February 2, 2020
Engadget LeBron James helps GMC pitch its Hummer EV in a Super Bowl ad
GM thinks it has a simple way to drum up hype for its future GMC Hummer EV: give it the kind of celebrity endorsement that sports fans would notice. The brand is airing a teaser commercial during the...
07:14 pm -05 - Sun, February 2, 2020
Engadget Video leak appears to show Samsung's foldable Galaxy Z Flip in action
There might not be much mystery left to Samsung's clamshell foldable phone. Frequent leak sharer Ben Geskin has posted a video of what looks like a prototype of the Galaxy Z Flip. Much like the...
06:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 2, 2020
Engadget The best bag and cable organizers
By Kaitlyn WellsThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commiss...
04:30 pm -05 - Sun, February 2, 2020
Engadget After Math: That's something at least
This week has been a real kick in the teeth. The UK actually stepped off the Brexit precipice while the US Congress barely went through the motions of Trump's impeachment trial. Worst of all Elon...
10:48 am -05 - Sun, February 2, 2020
Engadget Adapter turns power wheelchairs into Xbox controllers
The Xbox Adaptive Controller already makes gaming more accessible if you're in a wheelchair, but wouldn't it be better if you could use the wheelchair itself as a controller? You can now. ...
03:32 am -05 - Sun, February 2, 2020
Engadget Apple, Amazon were rare bright spots in a shrinking tablet market
The tablet market was fairly bleak in 2019, it seems. IDC analysts have estimated that tablet shipments dropped 1.5 percent in 2019 compared to a year earlier, with some brands taking a significant h...
01:20 am -05 - Sun, February 2, 2020
Engadget Ads invade Byte with a campaign from Nike
Like it or not, the Vine revival app Byte is bringing in a staple of modern social networks: prominent ads. The looping video app has launched its first ad campaign with Nike, which is running a rath...
11:49 pm -05 - Sat, February 1, 2020
Engadget Bird-inspired wings could help small drones fly four times longer
Small drones seldom last more than half an hour in the air due to their inefficiency. They frequently have short, thick wings that help them survive wind gusts, but are terrible for range. However, ...
10:34 pm -05 - Sat, February 1, 2020
Engadget Apple is offering onsite repairs in some US cities
For the longest time, getting repairs for an Apple device as an everyday user has usually meant either visiting a store or mailing it in -- and both are pains if you either don't have the time or...
09:19 pm -05 - Sat, February 1, 2020
Engadget Hacker pleads guilty to stealing Nintendo secrets
A California man is about to face serious consequences for a string of crimes that include breaching a gaming industry giant. Palmdale resident Ryan Hernandez has pleaded guilty to federal charges of...
08:02 pm -05 - Sat, February 1, 2020
Engadget Ring update gives you more control over police video requests
Ring is acting on its promises to improve privacy and security in 2020. The Amazon brand has introduced a Control Center in the Ring mobile app that aims to deliver more control over access and shari...
06:45 pm -05 - Sat, February 1, 2020
Engadget Amazon Echo Show now scans barcodes for your grocery list
Amazon has launched a feature for newer Echo Show that lets you add items to Alexa's built-in shopping list by scanning their barcodes. Sure, it's pretty easy to add stuff to your grocery li...
05:28 pm -05 - Sat, February 1, 2020
Engadget Apple is closing all mainland China stores due to coronavirus outbreak
The coronavirus outbreak is having a tangible impact on the tech world, and Apple is serving as a textbook example of its effect. The company is closing all its retail stores and corporate offices in...
02:00 pm -05 - Sat, February 1, 2020
Engadget A look back at the triumphs and stumbles of the original Kindle
Amazon released the original Kindle back in 2007. In the years since, the devices have managed to peak, go mainstream and then get largely replaced by tablets and smartphones. Amazon's first Kind...
01:30 pm -05 - Sat, February 1, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: Fox, Roku and Super Bowl LIV
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Our long national nightmare is over. After a carriage dispute that lasted absolutely no time at all, Fox and Roku have worked out their distribution squabble, and ...
09:32 am -05 - Sat, February 1, 2020
Engadget Twitter's new reply layout for iOS makes conversations easier to follow
Twitter threads can sometimes be a bit confusing to follow, especially if your account is public and anybody can reply. Now, the social network has started rolling out a feature that could help make t...
04:01 am -05 - Sat, February 1, 2020
Engadget Roku and Fox cut a deal in time for Super Bowl LIV streaming
A few days ago, Roku sent out an email to customers informing them that Fox standalone apps would go away after January 31st due to an expiring distribution agreement. That might make it a little hard...
03:47 am -05 - Sat, February 1, 2020
Engadget Hulu CEO steps down as it integrates with Disney's streaming plans
Now that Hulu is part of Disney's streaming triumvirate with ESPN+ and Disney+, there's a reorganization at the top and Randy Freer will step down from his role as CEO. He took over in late ...
12:55 am -05 - Sat, February 1, 2020
Engadget FCC: Wireless carriers violated federal law by selling location data
The FCC has finished investigating carriers' unauthorized disclosure and sale of subscribers' real-time location data, Chairman Ajit Pai has shared with (PDF) lawmakers in the House of Repre...
12:53 am -05 - Sat, February 1, 2020
Engadget This is the production version of Tesla's Model Y
We first met the prototype Model Y crossover last year, and this week during the company's earnings call, Elon Musk said deliveries of the vehicle will start in March. In the documents released (...
11:10 pm -05 - Fri, January 31, 2020
Engadget RED's Hydrogen One phone makes a cameo in the 'F9' trailer
Now that the nearly four-minute-long F9: The Fast Saga trailer is here, fans of the long-running series can enjoy some surprise resurrections (spoiler alert: watch the trailer before scrolling to the ...
10:20 pm -05 - Fri, January 31, 2020
Engadget Wizards of the Coast teams with ex-BioWare devs on a sci-fi RPG
Magic: The Gathering creator Wizards of the Coast has shared new details about the video game studio it's building in Austin. The subsidiary is called Archetype Entertainment and its first projec...
09:26 pm -05 - Fri, January 31, 2020
Engadget Vine successor Byte will share all its ad revenue to lure early creators
Now that Byte has had a chance to reel in some users, the team is outlining another part of its Vine revival: how it'll pay its stars. The team has published initial details of a Partner Program...
08:32 pm -05 - Fri, January 31, 2020
Engadget Lyft expands free voter rides to all US primaries
Lyft is bringing back its free rides for voters during the 2020 US election cycle, and this time it won't be limited to the final vote. The ridesharing firm is expanding its Voting Access Program...
08:00 pm -05 - Fri, January 31, 2020
Engadget Phishing scams leveled up and we didnt
More than a bit of "I'm smarter than you" politics creates the divide between hacking headlines and what we actually need to worry about. On one side, researchers present findings at co...
08:00 pm -05 - Fri, January 31, 2020
Engadget Phishing scams leveled up, and we didnt
More than a bit of "I'm smarter than you" politics creates the divide between hacking headlines and what we actually need to worry about. On one side, researchers present findings at co...
07:41 pm -05 - Fri, January 31, 2020
Engadget Draft bill could penalize companies for using end-to-end encryption
Politicians may be looking for a roundabout way to thwart end-to-end encryption. Senator Lindsey Graham is drafting a bill, the Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies (EA...
07:13 pm -05 - Fri, January 31, 2020
Engadget Aston Martin wont release EVs until its financially stable
Aston Martin has officially delayed the launch of all of its electric vehicles while it attempts to get back on solid financial footing. On Friday, the automaker said it plans to take up to &pound...
06:24 pm -05 - Fri, January 31, 2020
Engadget EU votes in favor of choosing a common charging cable standard
European Union lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly to legislate manufacturers to adopt a shared charging cable standard. In a 582 to 40 vote, the European Parliament said it wants the European Commiss...
05:56 pm -05 - Fri, January 31, 2020
Engadget You can still watch the Super Bowl for free on Roku
Last night, Fox apps were pulled from Roku, which left users who were planning to watch Super Bowl LIV via those apps scrambling. While Fox and Roku work out their differences, the NFL says there is n...
05:56 pm -05 - Fri, January 31, 2020
Engadget You can still watch the Super Bowl for free on Roku (updated)
Last night, Fox apps were pulled from Roku, which left users who were planning to watch Super Bowl LIV via those apps scrambling. While Fox and Roku work out their differences, the NFL says there is n...
05:30 pm -05 - Fri, January 31, 2020
Engadget Can we keep facial recognition from enabling a surveillance state?
Since the start of the 21st century, computer vision research has advanced at a breakneck pace. Today we can board flights, rent cars, and unlock our phones simply by looking into a camera. But these ...
05:00 pm -05 - Fri, January 31, 2020
Engadget The best Thunderbolt 3 docks
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, January 31, 2020
Engadget Google open-sources the tools needed to make 2FA security keys
Security keys are designed to make logging in to devices simpler and more secure, but not everyone has access to them, or the inclination to use them. Until now. Today, Google has launched an open sou...
03:45 pm -05 - Fri, January 31, 2020
Engadget Facebook and Google are fighting coronavirus misinformation
Google and Facebook are attempting to stay ahead of coronavirus misinformation and to provide users with helpful, accurate resources. Today, Facebook announced plans to flag and remove false informati...
03:00 pm -05 - Fri, January 31, 2020
Engadget 'Hades' made me a believer in early access games
Hades is the game that finally got me to try an early-access release. I should explain: I generally feel you should buy a game only once it's been released and reviewed. In an era where physical ...
02:25 pm -05 - Fri, January 31, 2020
Engadget Apple engineers propose a way to make using two-factor texts easier
If you've ever used online banking or any other highly-secure website, chances are you've encountered a one-time passcode (OTP) before. These are SMS messages sent to your phone with a uniqu...
02:00 pm -05 - Fri, January 31, 2020
Engadget What happens if the internets most important law disappears?
Buried deep in the 1996 Telecommunications Act is a tiny clause that underpins everything we do online. It's often described as the 26 words that created the internet -- and with very good reason...
01:30 pm -05 - Fri, January 31, 2020
Engadget Podcast: Why Clearview AI's facial recognition is a privacy nightmare
All of our fears around facial recognition technology are coming true thanks to a little known startup called ClearView AI. This week, Devindra and Cherlynn dive into how ClearView works, and what unc...
12:55 pm -05 - Fri, January 31, 2020
Engadget Watch how VFX artists crafted Disney's 'The Lion King' remake
Nothing in Disney's divisive Lion King remake was real. Simba, Scar and the sprawling Pride Lands -- all of it was created digitally. To convey this gargantuan effort, visual effects studio MPC F...
12:26 pm -05 - Fri, January 31, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: Apple finishes rebuilding its US maps
Super Bowl LIV weekend is finally here, and for the first time, we can watch at home with a faux-K feed (it's really 1080p, but it looks great and supports HDR in some cases). Of course, there ha...
12:05 pm -05 - Fri, January 31, 2020
Engadget Microsoft made a Nike Air Max 90 Xbox but you can't buy it
The Super Bowl is right around the corner, so here come all the brand collabs. To celebrate Sunday's showdown between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers, Xbox, EA Sports and Nike have...
11:10 am -05 - Fri, January 31, 2020
Engadget Nintendo says it won't release a new Switch in 2020
Nintendo will start selling a special Animal Crossing Switch in March, but it won't be releasing a brand new model this year. Shuntaro Furukawa, the gaming giant's president and CEO, has lai...
09:49 am -05 - Fri, January 31, 2020
Engadget Elon Musk drops a surprise EDM track on SoundCloud
We've already shown that talented artists like Billie Ellish can create Grammy-caliber music with just a little technology. But what about someone with a lot of technology and just a little talen...
09:03 am -05 - Fri, January 31, 2020
Engadget An animatronic Spider-Man will soon swing over Disneyland
Spider-Man will soar over Disneyland's Avengers Campus in summer of 2020, DisneyParks announced, despite an ongoing dispute over the film version of the character. According to a video released b...
06:58 am -05 - Fri, January 31, 2020
Engadget Microsoft will pay up to $20,000 for Xbox Live bugs
Microsoft has launched a bug bounty program especially for Xbox Live network and services, and it's paying bug hunters up to $20,000. Like any other bug bounty program, the payout depends on the ...
04:26 am -05 - Fri, January 31, 2020
Engadget Musk: 'It won't be long' until the Model S goes 400 miles on a charge
"We're rapidly approaching a 400-mile range for Model S," Tesla chief Elon Musk has revealed during a conference call following the company's Q4 2019 financial results announcement...
03:28 am -05 - Fri, January 31, 2020
Engadget Fox apps are abruptly disappearing from Roku before the Super Bowl
If you're planning on watching Super Bowl LIV using a streaming app, then you might not be able to use Roku hardware. While the platform has had a number of Fox apps available for years, their di...
12:41 am -05 - Fri, January 31, 2020
Engadget IBM CEO Virginia Rometty is retiring
IBM CEO Virginia Rometty, one of the most prominent female leaders in tech, is stepping down on April 6th, 2020. She will still serve as Executive Chairman of the Board through the end of the year, bu...
12:33 am -05 - Fri, January 31, 2020
Engadget Nintendo's special 'Animal Crossing' Switch is coming March 13th
The first new Animal Crossing game on consoles in several years is almost here, and Nintendo is rolling out a special edition of its Switch to mark the occasion. This $300 Switch will arrive on March ...