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10:52 pm -04 - Mon, March 30, 2020
Engadget Steam limits game auto-updates to manage peak demand
Console makers aren't the only ones managing game service bandwidth to keep traffic flowing during the COVID-19 outbreak. Valve is scaling back game auto-updates in Steam to "spread out&quo...
09:55 pm -04 - Mon, March 30, 2020
Engadget Niantic is doing more to help 'Pokmon Go' gamers play at home
Niantic isn't done making it easier to play its location-based games while you're staying home during the COVID-19 pandemic. The developer has outlined some of its future plans for titles li...
08:38 pm -04 - Mon, March 30, 2020
Engadget Facebook makes it easier to see how much it knows about you
Facebook will let you view and download more of the data it collects about you, the company revealed today. It's expanding the Download Your Information tool on Facebook and the Download Your Dat...
07:44 pm -04 - Mon, March 30, 2020
Engadget Apple brings ProRes RAW support to Windows video editors
Thanks to a combination of more affordable cinema cameras and increasingly powerful software, professional video producers are able to net some impressive results. One major part of the equation for a...
07:17 pm -04 - Mon, March 30, 2020
Engadget Riot's competitive hero shooter 'Valorant' enters closed beta next week
If you've been patiently waiting for a chance to play Riot's new competitive first-person shooter, you won't have to wait much longer to see what the League of Legends studio has been w...
06:42 pm -04 - Mon, March 30, 2020
Engadget FCC outlines $200 million COVID-19 telehealth plan
Today, the FCC announced a few additional measures to help the US during the coronavirus pandemic. Chairman Ajit Pai shared plans for a $200 million COVID-19 Telehealth Program, which would equip heal...
06:04 pm -04 - Mon, March 30, 2020
Engadget Microsoft's Edge browser will add vertical tabs and tracking prevention
Microsoft finally did the deed and killed Internet Explorer. The company's new browser, Edge, is much more promising, and is even getting some compelling features that differentiate it from the l...
05:30 pm -04 - Mon, March 30, 2020
Engadget Online grocery deliveries are facing an unprecedented stress test
In the past few weeks, cities and states across the country have instructed people to stay home in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Going out for essentials like food is allowed, but that ...
04:23 pm -04 - Mon, March 30, 2020
Engadget Instacart workers go on strike after rejecting mild concessions
Instacart hasn't had success trying to avert a strike over a lack of COVID-19 protections. The Gig Workers Collective has declared that a shopper strike is "still on" after asserting t...
04:02 pm -04 - Mon, March 30, 2020
Engadget Nintendo is reportedly planning to remaster classic Mario games this year
This year marks the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. and Nintendo could be set to mark the legacy of its flagship franchise in a major way. The company is reportedly working on several Mario game...
03:33 pm -04 - Mon, March 30, 2020
Engadget OnePlus will reveal its new phones on April 14th
OnePlus hasn't been able to keep a lid on its 8 series phones -- numerous details and photos have leaked over the past week. According to the spec sheets, the company has put most of its focus on...
03:30 pm -04 - Mon, March 30, 2020
Engadget Office 365 is turning into Microsoft 365 as it moves into your life
Microsoft wants you to think about its Office 365 subscription service in a whole new light. So on April 21st, the company is renaming the service to "Microsoft 365," as it adds more AI and ...
03:30 pm -04 - Mon, March 30, 2020
Engadget Microsoft's Family Safety app combines screen time and location tracking
With the latest 365 rollout, Microsoft has introduce a new mobile app designed to help parents keep track of their kids (and each other) both online and in real life. Microsoft Family Safety can not o...
03:25 pm -04 - Mon, March 30, 2020
Engadget Saudi Arabia may be spying on its citizens via US mobile networks
Data shared by a whistleblower suggests Saudi Arabia may be using a weakness in mobile telecom networks to track its citizens in the US, The Guardian reports. The data shows that over a four-month per...
03:17 pm -04 - Mon, March 30, 2020
Engadget Jaybird's Run XT true wireless earbuds are on sale for $50 at Best Buy
It's generally still safe to go running outside even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and thankfully there are good deals to be had if you need a soundtrack for those excursions. Best Buy h...
02:16 pm -04 - Mon, March 30, 2020
Engadget China, Huawei propose internet protocol with a built-in killswitch
China, Huawei and Chinese carriers want to redesign a key aspect of the internet -- and while there may be some upsides, their ideas have raised some alarm bells. The Financial Times understands that...
01:58 pm -04 - Mon, March 30, 2020
Engadget 'Modern Warfare 2' remaster reportedly goes on sale tomorrow
If the recent release of Warzone has you itching to play even more Call of Duty, you're in luck. According to VGC, Activision will release a remastered version of the franchise's 2009 entry,...
01:30 pm -04 - Mon, March 30, 2020
Engadget The aggravation of game-breaking bugs in esports
It was late one Sunday in September in Krakow, Poland, and Eric "Snip3down" Wrona was heated. He was a handful of points away from making the championship series of the Apex Legends Preseaso...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, March 30, 2020
Engadget Acer's Ryzen 4000 series laptops will be available in weeks
Acer is adding the option to choose Ryzen 4000 series processors to another of its laptops. After announcing the Swift 3 would get AMD chips back at CES, the company has announced that the Aspire 5 wi...
12:25 pm -04 - Mon, March 30, 2020
Engadget Facebook pledges $100 million to support journalism during coronavirus crisis
Facebook has already taken a number of measures to help the global effort against the spread of the coronavirus, most recently by opening up its Messenger platform to governments, and in announcing pl...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, March 30, 2020
Engadget AI transforms 'The Great British Bakeoff' into a horror show
Artificial intelligence (AI) can do astonishing things when given specific jobs, but it's terrible at understanding context -- something we've seen before in this series. Thanks to a new exp...
11:34 am -04 - Mon, March 30, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: FDA clears five-minute lab-in-a-box COVID-19 test
It's been a long seven days of lockdown for some of us, and it looks like the situation won't change for a while. The US Food and Drug Administration is rushing to get a handle on testing pe...
11:10 am -04 - Mon, March 30, 2020
Engadget Samsung's 4K OLED Chromebook arrives on April 6th for $999
When Samsung's Galaxy Chromebook arrived at CES 2020 with a beautiful body and 13.3-inch 4K OLED display, we were smitten. Now, it's finally set to arrive at Best Buy in the US on April 6th ...
10:10 am -04 - Mon, March 30, 2020
Engadget HQ Trivia makes a surprise return
HQ Trivia -- the once-popular mobile game that turned your random knowledge into a few bucks -- abruptly shut down earlier this year after an investment deal fell through. As such, players that still ...
09:25 am -04 - Mon, March 30, 2020
Engadget Square Enix will ship 'Final Fantasy VII Remake' early to some countries
Final Fantasy VII Remake is one of Square Enix's most-anticipated releases ever, and after already pushing the game's launch date back a month, it's run into another hiccup: disruption ...
07:20 am -04 - Mon, March 30, 2020
Engadget Planet Computers' Astro Slide is a smartphone and PDA in one
Planet Computers is continuing to build very unique physical keyboard smartphones with the launch of its latest flagship, the crowdfunded Astro Slide. It's a phone with surprisingly robust specs,...
03:46 am -04 - Mon, March 30, 2020
Engadget 'Star Trek: Voyager' gets an unofficial 4K remaster thanks to AI
As with Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager is unlikely to ever get an official high-resolution remaster. The effects were shot on video rather than added to film after the fact, making it much harde...
01:59 am -04 - Mon, March 30, 2020
Engadget BYD's safety-oriented EV battery is less likely to catch fire
However much safer electric cars might be than their gas counterparts, they can still catch fire -- and BYD wants to reduce the chances of that happening. It will soon roll out a Blade Battery that&#...
12:43 am -04 - Mon, March 30, 2020
Engadget Microsoft disables Xbox gamerpic uploads to help its moderators
The COVID-19 pandemic is having more small but noticeable effects on gamers. Microsoft has temporarily disabled custom picture uploads for Xbox Live, including gamerpics and club images, to help it &q...
11:24 pm -04 - Sun, March 29, 2020
Engadget Elizabeth Warren campaign open sources its organizing tools
The impact of Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign might be felt well after it ended. The Warren for President team is open-sourcing some of its key get-out-the-vote projects to help other p...
10:06 pm -04 - Sun, March 29, 2020
Engadget Classic action RPG 'NieR Replicant' is coming to PC and modern consoles
NieR fans may have a lot to be happy about in the near future. Square Enix has teased a pair of games in the series, including an "upgraded" version of the cult classic NieR Replicant for P...
08:49 pm -04 - Sun, March 29, 2020
Engadget Court finds algorithm bias studies don't violate US anti-hacking law
Researchers should be free to look for bias in website algorithms in the future. A federal court in DC has ruled in a lawsuit against Attorney General William Barr that studies aimed at detecting dis...
07:33 pm -04 - Sun, March 29, 2020
Engadget UK internet providers will lift data caps during COVID-19 pandemic
The UK is echoing others in lifting internet restrictions to keep people online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Major telecoms like BT/EE, Openreach and Virgin Media have struck an agreement that will ...
04:58 pm -04 - Sun, March 29, 2020
Engadget 2020 Detroit Auto Show canceled as venue becomes a field hospital
Yet another major 2020 auto show has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, although now it's less about timing and more about supporting the current fight. Organizers have canceled the De...
03:30 pm -04 - Sun, March 29, 2020
Engadget After Math: Can't stop, won't stop talking coronavirus coverage
It's the new sensation that's sweeping the nation: the coronavirus! Maybe you've heard of it. This week's headlines sure have....
10:06 am -04 - Sun, March 29, 2020
Engadget Dropbox beta for Mac can finally sync your desktop
Dropbox has been less alluring to some Mac users than iCloud in part because of its limited syncing. Where Apple's service can sync your desktop and Documents folder, you've had to be conte...
03:48 am -04 - Sun, March 29, 2020
Engadget Russia busts card fraud ring that included an infamous hacker
Russia tends to turn a blind eye to some fraudsters and hackers, but it just clamped down on a particularly large group. Investigators have charged at least 25 people involved in a credit card fraud ...
01:22 am -04 - Sun, March 29, 2020
Engadget Lab-in-a-box test can detect COVID-19 in 5 minutes
The FDA has scrambled to allow numerous COVID-19 tests in a bid to control the pandemic, but one of the latest may represent a big step forward in technology fighting the disease. Abbott has received...
12:01 am -04 - Sun, March 29, 2020
Engadget Satellite internet startup OneWeb declares bankruptcy to look for a buyer
OneWeb's dreams of satellite internet access have hit a major setback. The startup has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after attempts to get crucial financing fell through. The company said it ...
10:39 pm -04 - Sat, March 28, 2020
Engadget US officials use mobile ad location data to study how COVID-19 spreads
The use of phone location tracking to keep tabs on COVID-19 is becoming increasingly common, and the US appears to be no exception. Wall Street Journal sources say federal (via the CDC), state and lo...
09:20 pm -04 - Sat, March 28, 2020
Engadget Google rolls out Drive shortcuts ahead of folder structure changes
Google has started giving everyone access to Drive shortcuts, a few months after it first revealed its beta version. The feature was designed to make it easier to organize files and to point people to...
08:03 pm -04 - Sat, March 28, 2020
Engadget Fox Sports will air a 'Madden NFL 20' tournament on March 29th
Fox Sports' NASCAR esports race was a success, and it's betting that it can repeat that achievement with football. FS1 is planning to air its first ever Fox Esports Madden NFL Invitational ...
06:48 pm -04 - Sat, March 28, 2020
Engadget Amazon offers warehouse workers higher pay to handle Prime Now groceries
Amazon's focus on essentials during the COVID-19 pandemic has led it to offer special incentives to workers. Reuters has learned that Amazon is offering warehouse workers a $2 raise to $19 per h...
05:31 pm -04 - Sat, March 28, 2020
Engadget NASA picks SpaceX to deliver cargo to the Lunar Gateway
In the next few years, SpaceX will fly cargo to an orbit farther than where the ISS is. NASA has awarded the space agency with a contract to deliver critical cargo, scientific experiments and other su...
04:14 pm -04 - Sat, March 28, 2020
Engadget Microsoft pulls its smaller investments in facial recognition tech
Microsoft has been vocal about setting limits on facial recognition, and it's now backing that up with its financial support -- or lack thereof. The company is ending minority investments in fac...
01:00 pm -04 - Sat, March 28, 2020
Engadget 'Kind Words' is the rare social network where everyone is nice
The older I get, the less energy I have for social media. Twitter is too busy, Facebook is too stupid and dating apps are just... ugh. But I still have that need to connect with people in some way, so...
12:46 pm -04 - Sat, March 28, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: Powerbeats (2020) review
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.As many of us close out another week in isolation, the urge for social contact is growing. Karissa Bell has some advice on hosting movie and game night from a safe...
12:20 pm -04 - Sat, March 28, 2020
Engadget LG TVs add a Movies Anywhere app
Now that Ultraviolet is gone, Movies Anywhere has become the dominant "digital locker" that enables viewing of purchased movies across different devices and services. Now LG is the first TV ...
09:20 am -04 - Sat, March 28, 2020
Engadget Google pulls Infowars from the Play Store over coronavirus misinformation
In 2018, several internet services decided to pull channels from Alex Jones and his Infowars setup, including YouTube and Apple's App Store, but until now the company's app remained availabl...
04:17 am -04 - Sat, March 28, 2020
Engadget LG TVs add a Movies Anywhere app
Now that Ultraviolet is gone, Movies Anywhere has become the dominant "digital locker" that enables viewing of purchased movies across different devices and services. Now LG is the first TV ...
02:27 am -04 - Sat, March 28, 2020
Engadget Google's 'Tilt Brush' virtual painting app comes to PlayStation VR
Google's Tilt Brush painting app is conquering one of its few remaining frontiers: consoles. The search giant has teamed up with Outerloop Games to release the 3D creative tool for PlayStation V...
12:37 am -04 - Sat, March 28, 2020
Engadget Games Done Quick will host a charity stream for COVID-19 relief
If you want to help people directly affected by the coronavirus pandemic while watching some of the best speedrunners in the world show off their craft, you're in luck. The good folks over at Gam...
11:05 pm -04 - Fri, March 27, 2020
Engadget Roku is giving away 30 days of premium video
Add Roku to the list of companies offering free premium TV trials to keep people entertained while they stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. It's launching a Home Together initiative that ...
09:40 pm -04 - Fri, March 27, 2020
Engadget Netflix is working on a live-action 'Dragon's Lair' movie
After the massive success of Stranger Things, Netflix is delving back into '80s culture for another of its upcoming projects. It's developing a live-action movie based on the classic arcade ...
09:28 pm -04 - Fri, March 27, 2020
Engadget Facebook introduces new livestreaming features as demand skyrockets
Facebook is working on new features that make it easier for people to access live streams &mdash; even if they don't have a Facebook account &mdash; as it tries to meet the rise in demand...
08:53 pm -04 - Fri, March 27, 2020
Engadget Slack is working on a way to call Microsoft Teams users
As much as modern technology makes our daily lives easier, there's sometimes that frequent headache that comes when two competing services don't play nicely with one another. It's somet...
08:10 pm -04 - Fri, March 27, 2020
Engadget NY court rules Postmates couriers are entitled to unemployment benefits
Gig economy workers in New York won a significant battle this week after the state's Court of Appeals ruled in their favor against Postmates. Supporting a previous state decision, the court said ...
07:29 pm -04 - Fri, March 27, 2020
Engadget Capcom delays Resident Evil Resistance PS4 and Steam betas
The remake of Resident Evil 3 will be out in just a few weeks, but Capcom wanted to give eager gamers the chance to play Resident Evil Resistance -- a multiplayer game that comes with Resident Evil 3 ...
06:56 pm -04 - Fri, March 27, 2020
Engadget Google's $800 million COVID-19 relief effort includes 2 million face masks
Google's support for the fight against COVID-19 includes more than advisories and a search hub. The internet firm is making a $800 million-plus investment in multiple areas to aid treatment, sup...
06:30 pm -04 - Fri, March 27, 2020
Engadget The surveillance profiteers of COVID-19 are here
Our worlds are so upside-down and backwards right now that Wired claims Surveillance Could Save Lives Amid a Public Health Crisis, and privacy activist Maciej Cegowski flat-out stated We Need A Massiv...
06:15 pm -04 - Fri, March 27, 2020
Engadget This week's best deals: Sony headphones, Surface Pro 7 and more
This week brought a great deal on our favorite pair of wireless headphones, plus a number of other good deals. Those who need to shut out the world can grab Sony's WH-1000XM3 wireless noise-cance...
06:02 pm -04 - Fri, March 27, 2020
Engadget Instacart workers will strike over lack of COVID-19 protections
Fed up with the company's response to the coronavirus, Instacart workers announced today that they'll go on strike beginning Monday. They will not return to work until their demands are met,...
05:30 pm -04 - Fri, March 27, 2020
Engadget Food delivery apps, the pandemic and finding a new normal
Like the rest of the world, because of the coronavirus outbreak, the restaurant industry is in the midst of a serious reckoning.As of writing, 23 American states have shut down restaurants except for ...
05:13 pm -04 - Fri, March 27, 2020
Engadget Sony will limit PlayStation download speeds in the US
Earlier this week, both Sony and Microsoft announced that they would follow the lead of many streaming companies and limit the bandwidth of their gaming services in Europe amid the coronavirus pandemi...
05:01 pm -04 - Fri, March 27, 2020
Engadget Why 'Second Life' developer Linden Lab gave up on its VR spin-off
Second Life developer Linden Lab has sold Sansar, a platform for virtual 'scenes' that could be explored with a VR headset or traditional PC setup....
04:45 pm -04 - Fri, March 27, 2020
Engadget Apple unveils its own COVID-19 screening app and website
Because you can never have too many testing resources during an unprecedented global pandemic, Apple has introduced a new app and website for screening COVID-19 symptoms. Developed together with the C...
04:42 pm -04 - Fri, March 27, 2020
Engadget The first Call of Duty: Warzone update aims to even the playing field
Call of Duty: Warzone is the long-running franchise's attempt to jump on the free-to-play battle royale bandwagon, and according to critics and players, it's probably worth checking out if y...
04:18 pm -04 - Fri, March 27, 2020
Engadget Films wont have to screen in theaters to qualify for this year's Golden Globes
With movie theaters closing amid the coronavirus pandemic, studios are sending theatrical releases to streaming or skipping theater reveals altogether. That's forcing the entire industry to adapt...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, March 27, 2020
Engadget The psychological impact of COVID-19 isolation, as explained by scientists
America was already in the depths of a public health crisis when the coronavirus outbreak hit: one of social isolation and loneliness. Cigna's 2020 Loneliness Index notes that three in five Ameri...
03:38 pm -04 - Fri, March 27, 2020
Engadget Tesla's Autopilot could soon detect traffic lights
It looks like Tesla's Autopilot feature will soon be able to recognize traffic lights. A video shared on Twitter, shows a Tesla cruising through several green lights and slowing to a stop when it...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, March 27, 2020
Engadget How well did the Xperia 1s super tall screen work for users?
When our reviewer Chris Velazco took a look at Sony's oddly proportioned flagship last summer, his reaction was mixed, to say the least. It looked weird, but was comfortable to hold. The 4K scree...
02:48 pm -04 - Fri, March 27, 2020
Engadget Xiaomi's Mi 10 Lite offers 5G for 349
For the most part, taking advantage of new 5G networks has meant buying some of the most expensive phones available on the market. With its latest phone, the &euro;349 Mi 10 Lite 5G, Xiaomi hopes ...
02:25 pm -04 - Fri, March 27, 2020
Engadget Alexa can tell you what to do if you think you have COVID-19
Amazon is joining Alphabet's Verily and Apple's Siri in offering a COVID-19 screening tool. If you're in the US, you can now ask your Alexa devices to assess your risk level for the dis...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, March 27, 2020
Engadget Powerbeats review: Better workout earbuds at a better price
The Powerbeats Pro are some of the best true wireless earbuds I tested last year. They sound much better than any previous Beats in-ear option before and they're loaded with handy features. Howev...
01:30 pm -04 - Fri, March 27, 2020
Engadget Staying social when youre forced to isolate
As millions of us adapt to new lives in relative isolation, we're being forced to find increasingly creative ways to keep ourselves entertained. Luckily, social distancing doesn't mean we ha...
01:05 pm -04 - Fri, March 27, 2020
Engadget Key vote on Alphabet's smart neighborhood delayed over coronavirus
Sidewalk Labs, the part of Alphabet focused on smart cities, will have to wait a while longer to find out whether its Quayside project can go ahead. Waterfront Toronto, a tri-government organization s...
12:30 pm -04 - Fri, March 27, 2020
Engadget Engadget Podcast: How games (and Animal Crossing!) are keeping us sane
This week on the show, Devindra and Cherlynn dive into the deserted island life of Animal Crossing and how games can help us all survive being stuck at home. Also, Senior Editor Jessica Conditt descri...
12:05 pm -04 - Fri, March 27, 2020
Engadget Dyson to manufacture 15,000 ventilators following UK call for help
Many companies have offered to build much-needed ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, notably GM, Ford and Tesla. However, Dyson has now stepped up to the plate and the UK company known fo...
11:30 am -04 - Fri, March 27, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: Reviewing the iPad Pro (2020)
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.I spent the last few days talking with Huawei, listening to Huawei and (briefly) playing with its new flagship P40 Pro phone. If you've been following the com...
10:05 am -04 - Fri, March 27, 2020
Engadget Google Duo's group video limit rises to 12 people just at the right time
With many of us cooped up at home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, video calls have become a rare lifeline to friends and family. To that end, Google has updated its popular Duo chat app by i...
09:10 am -04 - Fri, March 27, 2020
Engadget NVIDIA adds 'Control' and other games to GeForce Now
NVIDIA's GeForce Now has expanded its list of supported games with a bunch of new titles, starting with Remedy Entertainment's and 505 Games' action-adventure title Control. The superna...
07:50 am -04 - Fri, March 27, 2020
Engadget 'Flight Simulator' developers explain its 'shared world' multiplayer
Last year we got some hands-on time with a pre-alpha build of the next Flight Simulator game in Microsoft's long-running series. While that gave a peek at the game's photorealistic environme...
06:21 am -04 - Fri, March 27, 2020
Engadget Apple makes its pro video and audio editing software free to use for 90 days
Apple is giving people stuck at home the chance to try out two of its professional creative applications at no cost. To start with, the tech giant is extending Final Cut Pro X's free trial period...
03:56 am -04 - Fri, March 27, 2020
Engadget 'Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy' is now available on Switch and PS4
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, the classic action game originally released in 2003, has arrived on the PS4 and the Nintendo Switch. The game puts you in the role of a new student at Luke Skywalk...
01:16 am -04 - Fri, March 27, 2020
Engadget AT&T and Cricket offer customers a $15 plan for a limited time
AT&amp;T Prepaid and Cricket Wireless have launched a $15 phone plan that's available for a limited time to both new and existing customers. It comes with 2GB of data, unlimited talk and text...
11:36 pm -04 - Thu, March 26, 2020
Engadget Watch Huawei's P40 unveiling in just 12 minutes
Earlier today Huawei showed off its new P40 family of phones, which come packed with enough new tech that they're still interesting without a path to market in the US or Google's apps. The P...
10:03 pm -04 - Thu, March 26, 2020
Engadget The latest 'Borderlands 3' DLC is an engagement party with guns
Borderlands 3 is a lighthearted take on a Mad Max-style future, and its latest add-on is proof positive of that. Gearbox has released Guns, Love and Tentacles: The Marriage of Wainwright &amp; Ha...
08:51 pm -04 - Thu, March 26, 2020
Engadget Facebooks new Messenger hub shares tips for staying connected virtually
Today, Facebook launched a new "Messenger Coronavirus Community Hub," which so far basically just explains how people, communities and businesses can use Messenger to stay connected during t...
08:03 pm -04 - Thu, March 26, 2020
Engadget Google resumes Chrome updates on a modified schedule
Google is ready to restore some semblance of normalcy to its browser release strategy after pausing Chrome updates to adjust to the work-from-home realities of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company is r...
07:25 pm -04 - Thu, March 26, 2020
Engadget Airbnb hosts can volunteer to house COVID-19 responders
Airbnb is dealing with COVID-19 cancellations by providing support to people on the front lines of the pandemic. It's launching a worldwide initiative that will let hosts opt in to offering free...
07:15 pm -04 - Thu, March 26, 2020
Engadget HBOs 'Kill Chain' doc highlights the flaws in US election machines
While COVID-19 might be putting just about everything else on hold, we're still marching towards a presidential election later this year. After the high-profile interference of 2016, election sec...
06:51 pm -04 - Thu, March 26, 2020
Engadget Alphabets Verily shows how its drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites work
Verily -- Alphabet's healthcare brand -- isn't just creating a website to help northern Californians determine whether they need a test for COVID-19. It's also piloting drive-thru testi...
06:24 pm -04 - Thu, March 26, 2020
Engadget OnePlus 8 Pro will reportedly include wireless charging and waterproofing
Despite their value proposition, OnePlus phones have long had two significant flaws: to date, they've never included an official water-resistance rating or support for wireless charging. As the c...
05:59 pm -04 - Thu, March 26, 2020
Engadget US Space Force will send its first satellite into space today
The US Space Force will kick off its first National Security Mission this afternoon. It's sending a Lockheed Martin Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-6) satellite into orbit, onboard a Unit...
04:56 pm -04 - Thu, March 26, 2020
Engadget Apple Arcade standout Assemble With Care is now on Steam
If you're looking for new games to play while you stay at home amid the pandemic, you may be in luck. Today, two Apple Arcade exclusives hit other platforms. As promised, Assemble With Care, one ...
04:47 pm -04 - Thu, March 26, 2020
Engadget Nintendo had a surprise Direct Mini today, here's what you missed
After several months without a proper Direct, Nintendo at long last debuted a presentation without any prior warning. For some reason, it decided to call it a "Nintendo Direct Mini," which i...
04:13 pm -04 - Thu, March 26, 2020
Engadget 'Burnout Paradise Remastered' is coming to Switch later this year
Two years after its debut on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Burnout Paradise Remastered is making its way to Nintendo Switch. The company announced the port, among many other upcoming games, during a...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, March 26, 2020
Engadget Filling out the Census online is quick, easy and important
The turn of a decade. An election year. 2020 is significant for many reasons, and it's also time for the US government to conduct its decennial (that is, every 10 years) census. The nationwide su...
03:43 pm -04 - Thu, March 26, 2020
Engadget Our favorite noise-cancelling headphones are cheaper than ever
Earlier this month, Newegg discounted Sony's $350 WH-1000XM3 headphones down to $250. (Sale prices on the unit typically hover around $275.) Now, the electronics retailer is dropping the price ev...
03:30 pm -04 - Thu, March 26, 2020
Engadget Tell us if the Garmin Forerunner 645 Music is worth buying
The Garmin Forerunner 645 Music is nearing the ripe old age of two soon, but it's still one of our favorite fitness devices to recommend. Reviewer Cherlynn Low complemented its battery life and a...
03:15 pm -04 - Thu, March 26, 2020
Engadget 'Panzer Dragoon: Remake' is one of many surprise Switch releases today
Between Burnout Paradise, multiple games from publisher 2K and a remaster of Xenoblade Chronicles, Nintendo Switch fans have a lot to look forward to between now and the end of the year. But if you�...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, March 26, 2020
Engadget Apple iPad Pro 12.9 review: The rest is yet to come
There's an Apple promo video on YouTube right called "iPad Pro &mdash; Your next computer is not a computer" that's sitting pretty with over 22 million views as I write this. A...
02:48 pm -04 - Thu, March 26, 2020
Engadget 'Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition' hits the Switch on May 29th
A spruced up version of Xenoblade Chronicles will soon be available on the Switch. We already knew that the Monolith-developed JRPG, which was originally released for the Wii in 2010, was coming to Ni...
02:37 pm -04 - Thu, March 26, 2020
Engadget 'Ring Fit Adventure' update adds Mario and Zelda songs to work out to
Nintendo's Ring Fit Adventure is a great way to keep fit while you're stuck indoors, and the company has added even more to the title. Today, the company announced that it was pushing an upd...
02:35 pm -04 - Thu, March 26, 2020
Engadget Borderlands, BioShock and XCOM are headed to the Switch
As part of today's surprise Nintendo Direct Mini (which packed in way more news than anything "Mini" should reasonably offer), it emerged several big 2K Games franchises are coming to S...
02:30 pm -04 - Thu, March 26, 2020
Engadget WCW's Nintendo 64 legacy lives again, in mod form
Growing up, my friends and I were obsessed with Nintendo 64 wrestling games. That was all thanks to THQ, the AKI Corporation, and their AKI Engine. The AKI Engine made playing as your favorite on-scre...
02:27 pm -04 - Thu, March 26, 2020
Engadget Polaroid's new $99 instant camera uses autofocus to change modes
More than a year after Polaroid Originals gave us the OneStep+, it's ready to share another old-school, analogy camera: the Polaroid Now. This time around, Polaroid Originals has traded the dual ...
02:10 pm -04 - Thu, March 26, 2020
Engadget Huawei made its own Siri rival called Celia
Given there's no Google Assistant on Huawei's latest devices, including the P40 series, the company has revealed its very own voice assistant called Celia. She/it/they will understand comman...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, March 26, 2020
Engadget Epic will publish games from Remedy, Playdead and genDESIGN
What do when you're the creator of one of the most profitable games in the world? For Fortnite developer Epic Games, the answer it turns out is to help other studios work on their next projects. ...
01:30 pm -04 - Thu, March 26, 2020
Engadget Huawei's P40 phones have giant imaging sensors and a camera for everything
Huawei's big reveal for its new flagship is entirely online. In the face of the coronavirus, the company had to launch its P40 smartphone series a little differently. Following the imaging prowes...
01:02 pm -04 - Thu, March 26, 2020
Engadget Home Depot's $179 Nest Hub Max deal is even better than Google's
If you're going to be spending a lot of time at home in the coming weeks, chances are you'll be looking for activities to help pass the time -- video calls, cooking inspiration, that sort of...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, March 26, 2020
Engadget Watch Huawei's P40 launch event right here at 9AM ET
Huawei's P40 series launch event starts today at 9AM ET. You can watch the livestream below or follow along as we write about the proceedings. Be sure to check the website afterward as well, as w...
11:30 am -04 - Thu, March 26, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: Weightlifting with a robotic exosuit
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.When the International Olympic Committee decided to make the right call and postpone the Tokyo Olympics, I was disappointed. I was writing a story about Panasonic&...
11:10 am -04 - Thu, March 26, 2020
Engadget Time your handwashing with a do-it-yourself Spotify soap dispenser
Wash your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds -- that's the key advice from the World Health Organization during the coronavirus outbreak. This is commonly touted as the length of time it ta...
10:20 am -04 - Thu, March 26, 2020
Engadget 'Minecraft Earth' tweaks encourage home play and social distancing
Microsoft's mobile AR title Minecraft Earth is following the lead of Pok&eacute;mon Go by introducing new features that make it easier to play at home during the coronavirus pandemic. To star...
09:25 am -04 - Thu, March 26, 2020
Engadget Uber encourages drivers in the US to do food delivery
Uber is not-so-subtly pushing its drivers towards doing food deliveries. Last week, the company started sending drivers in the US an in-app notification with instructions on how to toggle between Driv...
07:33 am -04 - Thu, March 26, 2020
Engadget Engineers test a powered 'ankle exoskeleton' to make running easier
Ankle exoskeletons could help you run longer and faster and even serve as a new mode of transportation, according to a team of Stanford University engineers. The engineers tested a motorized exoskelet...
04:41 am -04 - Thu, March 26, 2020
Engadget Google lets businesses mark locations as 'temporarily closed'
When Sundar Pichai revealed Google's initial responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, he promised to give business owners a quick way to mark themselves as "temporarily closed." That way, pe...
02:21 am -04 - Thu, March 26, 2020
Engadget Plex makes live TV free for three months
Plex is joining the chorus of companies handing out freebies to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. The media app makers are offering their Live TV feature free to all users for three months through Jun...
12:21 am -04 - Thu, March 26, 2020
Engadget Lyft tries offering free bike-share passes to hospital workers
Lyft is offering free, 30-day bike-share passes to critical workers in New York City, Chicago and Boston. This should help people who still have to get to work during the coronavirus pandemic, and to ...
11:18 pm -04 - Wed, March 25, 2020
Engadget Comcast, Verizon make some on-demand viewing free
Comcast and Verizon (Engadget's parent company) have been scrambling to help people stay online during the COVID-19 pandemic, and now they're giving customer more to do with that access. On ...
10:24 pm -04 - Wed, March 25, 2020
Engadget European mobile carriers will share location data to track COVID-19 spread
More governments are relying on phone location tracking in a bid to track and contain the spread of COVID-19. Eight European carriers, including Deutsche Telekom (T-Mobile), Orange and Vodafone, have...
09:31 pm -04 - Wed, March 25, 2020
Engadget Google Assistant's redesigned feed is rolling out on iOS
Over the last few weeks, Google has been slowly rolling out a redesigned "Snapshot" feed to Assistant on Android devices that makes the updates portion of the app more visual. As of today, i...
08:27 pm -04 - Wed, March 25, 2020
Engadget iFixit's MacBook Air teardown confirms 0.5mm thicker keyboard
If you've been lucky enough to get your hands on the new MacBook Air, you know that the keyboard really is excellent. Thanks to the scissor mechanism, which replaced the hated butterfly keyboard,...
07:51 pm -04 - Wed, March 25, 2020
Engadget A hacker stole and leaked the Xbox Series X graphics source code
AMD has been having a particularly rough few months, apparently. The chip designer has revealed that a hacker stole test files for a "subset" of current and upcoming graphics hardware, some...
06:48 pm -04 - Wed, March 25, 2020
Engadget SpaceX parachute test failure could further delay crewed flight
SpaceX's hopes a human-occupied Crew Dragon flight this May are fading fast. A parachute test for the capsule failed on March 24th after a helicopter pilot was forced to drop the test vehicle ear...
06:23 pm -04 - Wed, March 25, 2020
Engadget 'Below' arrives on PS4 on April 7th with an easier exploration mode
While we knew it was coming to PlayStation 4 this spring, we now have an exact release date for Below. The one-time Xbox One exclusive will launch on Sony's console on April 7th. And when it arri...
06:00 pm -04 - Wed, March 25, 2020
Engadget The terrible, fantastic life of AbleGamers COO Steven Spohn
When Twitch streamer DrDisrespect won the Trending Gamer prize at the 2017 Game Awards, there was a tiny riot on Twitter. There's always a buzz of hashtag activity after a winner is announced as ...
05:39 pm -04 - Wed, March 25, 2020
Engadget The Weather Channel brings localized COVID-19 updates to your phone
The Weather Channel and its parent company IBM (yep, who knew?) have teamed up to bring coronavirus data, maps and charts to your phone. They're importing data from sources like the World Health ...
05:27 pm -04 - Wed, March 25, 2020
Engadget Chinese digital spying is becoming more aggressive, researchers say
FireEye, a US cybersecurity firm, says that it has seen a concerning spike in activity from what appears to be a Chinese hacking group called APT41. The attacks are being deployed against companies in...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, March 25, 2020
Engadget 'Picard' finally shows us how Star Treks technology evolves
This article contains spoilers for the first season of 'Star Trek: Picard' up to episode nine.Star Trek: Picard is the show I've been looking forward to for 17 years. Not because I was ...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, March 25, 2020
Engadget 'Picard' finally shows us how 'Star Treks' technology evolves
This article contains spoilers for the first season of 'Star Trek: Picard' up to episode nine.Star Trek: Picard is the show I've been looking forward to for 17 years. Not because I was ...
04:40 pm -04 - Wed, March 25, 2020
Engadget War of the Visions is a mobile spin on Final Fantasy Tactics
It's been a while since we've gotten a proper Final Fantasy Tactics game, but the latest release from Square Enix may just scratch that itch -- as long as you're okay with it taking the...
04:20 pm -04 - Wed, March 25, 2020
Engadget Verizon will provide free internet to students in Los Angeles
Verizon will provide free internet access to all students who need it in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the company announced today. This could help as many as 100,000 students conti...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, March 25, 2020
Engadget Qualcomms latest Bluetooth chips could bring ANC to lower-cost earbuds
Today, Qualcomm unveiled its next-generation of ultra-low-power Bluetooth Systems on a Chip (SoCs). The SoCs are designed for true wireless earbuds and hearables, and they could make top-end features,...
03:45 pm -04 - Wed, March 25, 2020
Engadget Hubble captures the immense 'tsunami' power of quasars
Powered by supermassive black holes that consume huge amounts of galactic material, quasars are some of the most energetic objects in the universe. How energetic? Some of them shine up to 1,000 times ...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, March 25, 2020
Engadget Marshall's latest Alexa smart speaker is a compact cube
Marshall first brought its iconic stylings to smart tech back in 2018 when it launched a pair of chunky smart speakers with Amazon Alexa control. Now, it's introduced another model to the gang, i...
02:52 pm -04 - Wed, March 25, 2020
Engadget Spotifys COVID-19 Music Relief page makes it easy to donate to artists
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, forcing music venues to close and cancel shows, the music industry has been looking for ways to adapt. Several streaming giants have pledged to contribute to the ...
02:30 pm -04 - Wed, March 25, 2020
Engadget Lifting weights in a Panasonic exosuit destined for the Tokyo Olympics
Exosuits, exoskeletons and power-assist suits are mostly a thing of science fiction, used for battling alien menaces or lifting extremely heavy obstacles. Mostly. Now companies like Panasonic are maki...
02:14 pm -04 - Wed, March 25, 2020
Engadget 'Second Life' creator sells its ambitious social VR platform
Second Life creator Linden Lab's big VR push didn't pan out, it seems. The company has sold its Sansar social VR platform to a startup, Wookey Project Corp., in a bid to "streamline its...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, March 25, 2020
Engadget The best online STEM resources, according to a veteran teacher
After the schools shut down last week, my social media feeds and inbox lit up with color-coded homeschooling charts and agonizingly long lists of everything I should use to educate my kids. Fear, pani...
01:30 pm -04 - Wed, March 25, 2020
Engadget Can Twitter survive when no one can go outside?
Twitter says it can no longer predict, with any certainty, how its finances are going to look in the coming months. The company told investors that it was withdrawing its guidance as a result of the C...
01:15 pm -04 - Wed, March 25, 2020
Engadget Samsung is first to ship RAM produced with extreme ultraviolet tech
Samsung just reached an important milestone in memory for PCs and mobile devices. The tech firm has shipped the first million 10nm-grade DDR4 DRAM modules based on an extreme ultraviolet process. The ...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, March 25, 2020
Engadget Google Podcasts app comes to iOS as part of a larger redesign
It turns out that an updated Android app was just the start of Google's plans for a Podcasts overhaul. The internet giant has released its first version of Podcasts for iOS, giving you a way to l...
12:31 pm -04 - Wed, March 25, 2020
Engadget Unity is offering premium game development tutorials for free
Unity, arguably the biggest game engine in the world, is giving away hundreds of hours of premium game developing tutorials for free because of the coronavirus. For three months until June 20th, aspir...
12:01 pm -04 - Wed, March 25, 2020
Engadget An enterprise SSD flaw will brick hardware after exactly 40,000 hours
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has warned that certain SSD drives could fail catastrophically if buyers don't take action soon. Due to a firmware bug, the products in question will be bricked e...
11:30 am -04 - Wed, March 25, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: iPadOS 13.4 brings mouse and trackpad support
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Years after Apple's tablet first debuted, the iPad is finally like other computers in one important way: You can easily use it with a mouse or a trackpad. The...
11:05 am -04 - Wed, March 25, 2020
Engadget Xbox and PlayStation networks adjusted due to surging demand
As internet usage around the world soars due to the effects of the coronavirus, tech companies are taking steps to ensure their services remain as unaffected as possible. Services such as gaming are s...
10:10 am -04 - Wed, March 25, 2020
Engadget Samsung is bringing Galaxy S20 features to the S10 and Note 10
In the coming weeks, Samsung will start rolling out an update for S10 and Note 10 phones that will bring select S20 features to the older devices. One of those features is Single Take, which uses deep...
08:55 am -04 - Wed, March 25, 2020
Engadget NASCAR's virtual race was the most-watched esports TV show to date
NASCAR and Fox Sports might have started airing virtual races out of pandemic-induced necessity, but it appears their efforts paid off. Fox has revealed that the inaugural eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitat...
07:08 am -04 - Wed, March 25, 2020
Engadget YouTube Music brings in-app lyrics to everyone
A few weeks ago, YouTube Music launched a new playback screen alongside an experimental feature that displays lyrics within the Android app. Now, the feature is making its way to everyone using the ap...
05:16 am -04 - Wed, March 25, 2020
Engadget Streaming giants to help musicians affected by coronavirus outbreak
Some of the biggest names in tech and streaming have teamed up to help musicians and industry workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Amazon Music, Facebook, SiriusXM, Pandora, Spotify, Tidal and Y...
03:41 am -04 - Wed, March 25, 2020
Engadget Royole's next foldable phone is much better at bending
When we spoke to Royole CEO Bill Liu back at CES 2019, we were told that his company's -- and the world's -- first foldable phone wouldn't be just a one-off. Today, the manufacturer fin...
02:41 am -04 - Wed, March 25, 2020
Engadget The first 'Half-Life: Alyx' update makes it easier to turn
Now that people -- who have the proper VR-ready gaming setup -- can actually play Half-Life: Alyx, it's inevitably time to ask for more features and tweaks. While our reviewer Devindra Hardawar p...
01:18 am -04 - Wed, March 25, 2020
Engadget Safari now blocks all third-party cookies by default
Apple's latest flurry of software updates included an important step forward for web privacy. The latest version of Safari for iOS, iPadOS and macOS now blocks all third-party cookies by default...
12:16 am -04 - Wed, March 25, 2020
Engadget Bandsintown helps musicians make money with Twitch concerts
Bandsintown wants to help musicians pull in money during the COVID-19 pandemic in addition to promoting their shows. The discovery service is giving artists free, "fast-tracked" access to T...
10:53 pm -04 - Tue, March 24, 2020
Engadget Facebook is struggling to keep up with 'unprecedented' traffic
If it seems like your Facebook feed is more active than usual these days, it's not just you: The company really is seeing a massive surge in use as millions of people around the world are forced ...
09:29 pm -04 - Tue, March 24, 2020
Engadget Microsoft will pause optional non-security Windows updates
Because everyone, including IT people and Microsoft developers, already has enough to worry about right now, Microsoft is pausing all optional non-security releases for supported versions of Windows a...
08:29 pm -04 - Tue, March 24, 2020
Engadget CBS offers a free month of All Access so you can binge-watch 'Picard'
If you've been meaning to check out Star Trek: Picard or The Good Fight, but already perhaps have one streaming subscription too many, you can check out CBS All Access for free until April 23rd i...
08:04 pm -04 - Tue, March 24, 2020
Engadget BioWare book will chronicle 25 years of games
Did you practically grow up with BioWare games? If so, there will soon be a book to help you reminisce. The studio is preparing BioWare: Stories and Secrets from 25 Years of Game Development, a retr...
07:40 pm -04 - Tue, March 24, 2020
Engadget Save the world from a pandemic in the next 'Plague, Inc.' update
Plague, Inc. lets you become a mad scientist. You design a pathogen and release it upon the world, trigger certain evolutionary traits and -- if all goes according to plan -- wipe out the human race. ...
06:55 pm -04 - Tue, March 24, 2020
Engadget Anchor makes it easier to invite guests to your podcasts
If you've been thinking about creating a podcast to document your experience of the coronavirus pandemic or to discuss important related issues, DIY podcasting platform Anchor may be able to help...
06:27 pm -04 - Tue, March 24, 2020
Engadget Google makes it easier to find COVID-19 travel advisories
As the coronavirus continues to spread and countries introduce various travel restrictions, Google has seen an uptick in searches for travel advisories and cancellation policies. In response, it'...
05:58 pm -04 - Tue, March 24, 2020
Engadget Bigelow Aerospace laid off all of its workers
Bigelow Aerospace -- the company that created the inflatable module attached to the International Space Station -- laid off 20 employees last week. Yesterday, it laid off its 68 remaining workers. Acc...
05:38 pm -04 - Tue, March 24, 2020
Engadget Apple rolls out iOS and iPadOS 13.4 with trackpad support
Right on cue, Apple has released iOS 13.4 and iPadOS 13.4 -- and they're particularly big news if you're an iPad owner. As promised, iPadOS 13.4 has introduced mouse and trackpad support th...
05:33 pm -04 - Tue, March 24, 2020
Engadget UPS is developing quieter and more versatile delivery drones
USP has announced a new partnership with Wingcopter, a German aircraft manufacturer, to develop new types of delivery drones. The two companies will work together to certify Wingcopter's existing...
05:11 pm -04 - Tue, March 24, 2020
Engadget 'Gwent: The Witcher Card Game' finally arrives on Android
At long last, Gwent: The Witcher Card Game has made its way to Android after it debuted on iOS back in October. The Android release arrived almost a year to the day after CD Projekt Red announced it w...
04:50 pm -04 - Tue, March 24, 2020
Engadget Surface Pro 7 bundle will save you over $250
Microsoft is offering the Surface Pro 7, bundled with its Type Cover, for $799. Usually, that combo costs $1,060, so with this deal, you're saving $260. When the Surface Pro 7 came out last fall,...
04:18 pm -04 - Tue, March 24, 2020
Engadget Mozilla combines tracker blocking with paid, ad-free browsing
Last year, Mozilla partnered with Scroll -- a subscription service that enables ad-free browsing of its partner publications -- to analyze if a select group of users preferred paying a small fee rathe...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, March 24, 2020
Engadget Reddit makes creating a poll as easy as creating a post
Today, Reddit is introducing its own polls tool. Polls are already pretty popular on Reddit, with about 15,000 new ones created each month. But until now, they have been hosted by third-party sites. W...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, March 24, 2020
Engadget Wyze's Alexa-equipped fitness tracker costs $25
Smart home security company Wyze announced last month its plans to launch an Alexa-supported fitness tracker, among other products. Now, the wearable -- simply called the Wyze Band -- has arrived, and...
03:44 pm -04 - Tue, March 24, 2020
Engadget Polestar 2 EV production starts in China despite COVID-19
While factories in Europe and the US grind to a halt due to COVID-19, Polestar has started production of its Polestar 2 in Luqiao, China. The Volvo brand's first EV is being built on the same pro...
03:22 pm -04 - Tue, March 24, 2020
Engadget 'Minecraft' takes students on a free tour of the ISS
To help students who are stuck at home keep on learning, there's a new glut of free educational material available in Minecraft. Mojang has added an Education category to the Marketplace, which i...
03:01 pm -04 - Tue, March 24, 2020
Engadget Computex 2020 is delayed to September
Computex 2020 has been delayed. Today, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taiwan Computer Association (TCA), the two organizations that organize the annual event, said they...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, March 24, 2020
Engadget Pinterest's new Today tabs offers curated boards and coronavirus info
Pinterest has historically done a very good job at battling misinformation on its platform, doing its best to hide anti-vaccine content and more recently providing custom search results related to the...
02:30 pm -04 - Tue, March 24, 2020
Engadget How to see a therapist when youre stuck indoors
While the coronavirus outbreak isn't the first time the world has suffered a global pandemic, we've never been as technologically equipped to take on the challenges of avoiding human contact...
02:07 pm -04 - Tue, March 24, 2020
Engadget YouTube will limit video quality for everyone by default for a month
The next time you load up a YouTube video, it probably won't look as sharp as you'd normally expect, at least at first. From today, videos will start playing in standard definition by defaul...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, March 24, 2020
Engadget Fujifilm X100V review: The best compact street photography camera
Over the last year, Fujifilm has toppled its APS-C rival Sony with some of the best mirrorless cameras out there, including the X-T3 and X-Pro3. Now, it's focusing on its ultra-popular compact st...
01:35 pm -04 - Tue, March 24, 2020
Engadget Researchers highlight racial bias in speech recognition systems
Researchers have identified significant racial disparities in speech recognition systems from five of the world's biggest tech companies. According to a study from Stanford University, systems fr...
01:10 pm -04 - Tue, March 24, 2020
Engadget Xiaomi's Redmi K30 Pro touts flagship specs at a mid-range price
Xiaomi has unveiled the Redmi K30 Pro that offers a lot of power for the money -- but only in China, so far. A sequel to the K20 Pro (aka the Mi 9T Pro in Europe), the K30 Pro packs a Snapdragon 865 p...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, March 24, 2020
Engadget Google Podcasts app comes to iOS as part of a larger redesign
It turns out that an updated Android app was just the start of Google's plans for a Podcasts overhaul. The internet giant has released its first version of Podcasts for iOS, giving you a way to ...
12:46 pm -04 - Tue, March 24, 2020
Engadget The tech-laden Tokyo Olympics have been postponed
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has finally accepted that the summer games in Tokyo can't go ahead. Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister, asked Thomas Bach, the president of the IOC,...
12:31 pm -04 - Tue, March 24, 2020
Engadget Google makes it easier for studios to self-publish Stadia games
Google has launched a new program called Stadia Makers that could lead to the release of more titles for the platform, particularly ones from experienced indie developers. The tech giant has announced...
12:30 pm -04 - Tue, March 24, 2020
Engadget Instagram will down-rank posts debunked by fact checkers
Instagram is finally giving disinformation, hoaxes and conspiracy theories the same treatment as Facebook does. The company announced that it will down-rank posts that have been debunked by fact check...
12:05 pm -04 - Tue, March 24, 2020
Engadget Apple rolls out option to buy Mac and iOS apps as a package
Last month Apple announced plans to allow developers to sell Mac and iOS apps as a single "Universal Purchase," which means that by buying one version, you'll get access to the other on...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, March 24, 2020
Engadget Yelp adds a GoFundMe donation button for struggling businesses
Yelp is hoping to help struggling business stay afloat while COVID-19 restrictions are in place by teaming up with GoFundMe. Since a lot of businesses have to shut down unless they're classified ...
11:30 am -04 - Tue, March 24, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: 'Half-Life: Alyx' is exactly what we've been waiting for
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Greetings from the corner of my apartment. Like a lot of you, the four corners around me are going to be my world for the foreseeable future. It's not great, ...
11:02 am -04 - Tue, March 24, 2020
Engadget Apple's App Store is coming to 20 more countries
Apple is planning the largest expansion of its App Store since 2012 by adding 20 new countries, according to an article on its developer portal. The company asked developers to log into their accounts...
10:31 am -04 - Tue, March 24, 2020
Engadget UK raises contactless payment limit to 45 amid coronavirus spread
The limit for contactless card payments in the UK will be increased to &pound;45 from April 1st. According to UK Finance, the decision was already under consideration by those in the industry, but...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, March 24, 2020
Engadget Google's security measures failed to find Android malware in Play Store
Google may have introduced a number of security measures to prevent malicious apps from appearing in the Play Store, but they're not watertight. New analysis from Check Point shows that earlier t...
07:55 am -04 - Tue, March 24, 2020
Engadget Chrome's new release schedule will skip version 82 entirely
Last week Google announced it will pause Chrome and Chrome OS releases to deal with its adjusted work schedules as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. At the time, the company said that it would wor...
04:37 am -04 - Tue, March 24, 2020
Engadget Pokmon Go gets easier and cheaper to play while you're stuck at home
It could be tough getting enough Pok&eacute; Balls when you have to stay at home and can't visit Pok&eacute;Stops. To make sure you have enough balls to catch monsters with, Niantic has s...
02:34 am -04 - Tue, March 24, 2020
Engadget What's on TV this week: 'Ozark' season three
Another week at home, and at least there are a few worthy options to watch. After a lengthy gap, Netflix's Ozark will pick up season three with the plot advanced six months from where we last vis...
02:11 am -04 - Tue, March 24, 2020
Engadget Dell Mobile Connect now transfers photos between your iPhone and PC
Dell teased in January that its Mobile Connect software would become much more iPhone-friendly this spring, and it's honoring that promise. The PC maker has updated Mobile Connect (you'll n...
01:08 am -04 - Tue, March 24, 2020
Engadget Instacart is hiring 300,000 full-time grocery shoppers
Instacart plans to hire an additional 300,000 full-time contractors to help it deliver groceries to people during the coronavirus pandemic. With so many individuals and families stuck inside as a resu...
01:08 am -04 - Tue, March 24, 2020
Engadget Instacart is hiring 300,000 grocery shoppers (updated)
Instacart plans to hire an additional 300,000 "full-service" contractors to help it deliver groceries to people during the coronavirus pandemic. With so many individuals and families stuck i...
12:06 am -04 - Tue, March 24, 2020
Engadget HP teases 'next gen' VR headset made with Microsoft and Valve's help
If you didn't rush out to buy a VR headset to play Half-Life: Alyx, your patience might be rewarded. HP is teasing a Reverb G2 headset developed in tandem with Microsoft and Valve that should be...
10:03 pm -04 - Mon, March 23, 2020
Engadget Amazon will deliver at-home COVID-19 test kits in Seattle trial
Amazon is playing a direct role in COVID-19 relief beyond shipping essentials to people sheltering at home. Amazon Care, the division providing healthcare to company staff, is partnering with the Gat...
09:39 pm -04 - Mon, March 23, 2020
Engadget GM offers free, limited internet access in its connected cars
GM is offering owners of its connected cars free, limited WiFi access amid the COVID-19 pandemic. You can access the network anywhere within 50 yards of the vehicle....
08:56 pm -04 - Mon, March 23, 2020
Engadget Microsoft warns Windows users of two security holes already under attack
Today, Microsoft warned billions of Windows users that hackers are actively exploiting two critical zero-day vulnerabilities that could allow bad actors to take complete control of targeted computers....
08:20 pm -04 - Mon, March 23, 2020
Engadget Apple Music's AI-generated upbeat playlist helps you cope with reality
Apple is trying something new to keep people's spirits up during the coronavirus pandemic. In Apple Music, it's introducing a new algorithmic playlist called the Get Up! Mix that the company...
08:00 pm -04 - Mon, March 23, 2020
Engadget How Engadget staffers are finding solace during the coronavirus crisis
Reality as we know it is very different now than it was just a few weeks ago. The coronavirus pandemic has forced all of us to stay inside, practice social distancing and find ways to cope with this n...
07:33 pm -04 - Mon, March 23, 2020
Engadget ER docs don smart rings to better predict COVID-19 infections
Some 2,000 emergency medical workers in San Francisco are tracking their temperature and other vitals with Oura's smart rings in an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19, SF Chronicle reports. ...
07:09 pm -04 - Mon, March 23, 2020
Engadget Amazon is offering free access to kid-friendly Prime Video content
With kids stuck at home amid school shutdowns, some parents are likely struggling to find things to occupy their children's minds. Amazon has confirmed to Engadget that it is stepping in by makin...
06:43 pm -04 - Mon, March 23, 2020
Engadget Uber wants government to include drivers in coronavirus stimulus package
In a letter to President Donald Trump, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has called on US lawmakers to include the company's drivers and delivery workers in the coronavirus stimulus package the governme...
06:19 pm -04 - Mon, March 23, 2020
Engadget Verizon gives customers extra mobile data, drops broadband data caps
More cellular carriers are taking steps to ensure people can stay online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Verizon (Engadget's parent company) is giving consumer and small business customers an extr...
06:19 pm -04 - Mon, March 23, 2020
Engadget Verizon gives customers extra mobile data to deal with COVID-19 (updated)
More cellular carriers are taking steps to ensure people can stay online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Verizon (Engadget's parent company) is giving consumer and small business customers an extra...
06:19 pm -04 - Mon, March 23, 2020
Engadget Verizon gives customers extra mobile data to deal with COVID-19
More cellular carriers are taking steps to ensure people can stay online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Verizon (Engadget's parent company) is giving consumer and small business customers an extra...
06:00 pm -04 - Mon, March 23, 2020
Engadget Fitness pros on how to give your lockdown workouts a tech upgrade
Home fitness has come a long way since Richard Simmons' "Sweating to the Oldies." Be it expensive Peloton bikes, affordable workout apps or free YouTube videos, there's a plethora ...
05:35 pm -04 - Mon, March 23, 2020
Engadget Apple Music's Beats 1 station will broadcast from hosts' homes
Office workers aren't the only ones who can work from home during the coronavirus pandemic -- radio DJs can do so, too. Show hosts on Beats 1, Apple Music's internet radio station, will be b...
05:00 pm -04 - Mon, March 23, 2020
Engadget 'Half-Life: Alyx' is the flagship VR game we've been waiting for
Half-Life: Alyx is a Half-Life game through and through. While it might not be the long-awaited "Episode 3," it's not just a trifling VR side-story either. It carries on Half-Life'...
04:48 pm -04 - Mon, March 23, 2020
Engadget Apple is giving free e-books and audiobooks to people in the US
Apple is currently giving out freebies to Books users in the US. The next time you launch the app, you'll see a notification inviting you to "explore free books, read-alongs for kids, cozy m...
04:26 pm -04 - Mon, March 23, 2020
Engadget 400,000 new people have joined [email protected]'s fight against COVID-19
The [email protected] community has turned its attention toward the fight against COVID-19, and it now has massive computational power at its disposal as a result. The distributed computing project is now...
03:49 pm -04 - Mon, March 23, 2020
Engadget Court rejects Trump's ongoing fight to block critics on Twitter
President Trump's attempt to overturn a ruling that prevents him from blocking Twitter critics has been shot down -- at least for now. An appeals court has denied the Trump administration's...
03:30 pm -04 - Mon, March 23, 2020
Engadget Google makes it easier to play Android apps before they've finished loading
After this year's GDC was cancelled because of the coronavirus, tech companies have been making their own games-related announcements independently. Last week Facebook revealed its plans for new ...
03:16 pm -04 - Mon, March 23, 2020
Engadget Kenyan government finally approves Loons internet-delivery balloons
Alphabet's internet-delivery balloon service, Loon, has finally received approval from the Kenyan government. To help improve communication during the coronavirus pandemic, Kenyan President Uhuru...
02:29 pm -04 - Mon, March 23, 2020
Engadget Today is the last day for Europeans to save on Disney
Today is the final day for Europeans to sign up for Disney+ at a discount. You can currently get yearly access to the home of Baby Yoda and company for &pound;49.99/&euro;59.99 as opposed to &...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, March 23, 2020
Engadget T-Mobile launches its $15 5G plan ahead of the Sprint merger
To help people stay connected during the coronavirus pandemic, T-Mobile is launching its new $15-per-month 5G plan ahead of schedule. Originally, T-Mobile said it would launch the plan, called T-Mobil...
01:21 pm -04 - Mon, March 23, 2020
Engadget Amazon Prime Video finally introduces viewer profiles
It might have taken years, but Amazon Prime Video is finally ready to offer something you might take for granted on Netflix and other services: multiple profiles for a single account. NDTV and XDA ha...
12:15 pm -04 - Mon, March 23, 2020
Engadget Facebook opens Messenger to help governments offer coronavirus advice
Facebook Messenger is launching a program to help the UN and government health organizations share timely coronavirus information with the public. The idea is to connect Messenger developers with gove...
11:27 am -04 - Mon, March 23, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: Siri has a COVID-19 questionnaire
Hey, good morning!COVID-19 continues to dominate most of our news this morning. Major stores are swapping to curbside delivery, Siri is trying to help unravel whether your symptoms are connected to th...
11:04 am -04 - Mon, March 23, 2020
Engadget Dreams player forced to remove his fan-made Mario assets
Sony's long-awaited Dreams arrived earlier this year, a LittleBigPlanet-esque wonderland in which players can build almost any kind of world they can imagine -- but only if it doesn't infrin...
07:35 am -04 - Mon, March 23, 2020
Engadget Google is rolling out a redesigned Podcasts app to some Android users
According to 9to5Google, Google has started rolling out a redesigned Podcasts app to some Android users. Thankfully, it appears to address at least some of the issues people have with the company'...
05:05 am -04 - Mon, March 23, 2020
Engadget MoviePass owner sells Moviefone for a fraction of its original worth
Moviefone is far from its glory days. The defunct owner of MoviePass, Helios Matheson &amp; Analytics, has sold the once-legendary movie listing service for just $1.075 million as part of bankrup...
03:01 am -04 - Mon, March 23, 2020
Engadget Apple is reportedly aware of flaky Personal Hotspots in iOS 13
Apple hasn't entirely escaped the flurry of iOS 13 glitches, it seems. MacRumors has reportedly obtained support documents acknowledging ongoing connection problems with the Personal Hotspot fea...
01:40 am -04 - Mon, March 23, 2020
Engadget Netflix's CG 'Ghost in the Shell' series premieres April 23rd
Netflix just gave anime fans a date to mark on their calendar -- at least, if they don't mind a shift away from traditional animation. Netflix has posted a final trailer for Ghost in the Shell: ...
12:20 am -04 - Mon, March 23, 2020
Engadget Huawei P40 Pro may feature 50X zoom, custom photography chip
Ahead of their official debut on March 26th, frequent leaker Ishan Agarwal has shared a bunch of information about Huawei's newest phones, detailing both the P40 Pro and P40. As expected, the P40...
11:04 pm -04 - Sun, March 22, 2020
Engadget Oprah debuts free Apple TV series discussing COVID-19
If you want to explore the societal impact of the coronavirus pandemic, you might just have to fire up a stream in your living room. Oprah Winfrey has launched a free Apple TV+ series, Oprah Talks CO...
09:47 pm -04 - Sun, March 22, 2020
Engadget Amazon stops taking orders for some non-essentials in France and Italy
Amazon is taking dramatic steps to prioritize orders in areas hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The online retailer told Reuters in a statement that it would temporarily stop taking orders for "...
07:12 pm -04 - Sun, March 22, 2020
Engadget Best Buy, GameStop limit stores to curbside pickup
Two of the better-known tech retailers in the US have temporarily dropped in-store shopping in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. As of March 22nd, Best Buy and GameStop have limited shoppers to deliver...
06:02 pm -04 - Sun, March 22, 2020
Engadget Facebook and Instagram lower video quality in Europe
Social networks are joining streaming services in reducing video quality to help European networks deal with demand from people staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. A Facebook spokesperson t...
04:44 pm -04 - Sun, March 22, 2020
Engadget Apple's Siri helps Americans wondering if they have COVID-19
It's not just Alphabet's Verily offering a COVID-19 screening tool. Apple has quietly updated Siri in the US to provide a questionnaire (using US Public Health Service and CDC data) when the...
03:30 pm -04 - Sun, March 22, 2020
Engadget After Math: We're not ready for the new normal
We're in uncharted waters here, folks. The new reality that we're collectively facing really began to sink in this past week as ever-greater numbers of Americans have been told to practice s...
01:08 pm -04 - Sun, March 22, 2020
Engadget Lyft will deliver food and medical supplies during the coronavirus crisis
With the coronavirus outbreak in the US worsening, Lyft says it plans to expand its operations to include the delivery of food and medical supplies. The move comes as demand for the company's rid...
08:11 am -04 - Sun, March 22, 2020
Engadget Paramount cancels movie's theatrical release in favor of Netflix
Movie studios are already sending theatrical releases to streaming services as the coronavirus outbreak grips the world, but they've usually gone directly to in-house services. Paramount, however...
02:49 am -04 - Sun, March 22, 2020
Engadget Samsung rolls out camera fix for Galaxy S20 Ultra in the US
Early Galaxy S20 Ultra owners have complained about camera issues like a pokey autofocus on the 108MP main sensor, but it looks like relief is in sight. Samsung tells Engadget it has started the US r...
12:50 am -04 - Sun, March 22, 2020
Engadget Apple donates millions of masks to healthcare pros in the US and Europe
Hospitals in numerous countries are struggling to provide basic supplies to healthcare workers, and tech companies are pitching in to address the shortfall. Tim Cook has revealed that Apple is donatin...
11:34 pm -04 - Sat, March 21, 2020
Engadget Smartphone shipments saw their largest drop ever in February
You likely knew that smartphone demand would fall during the COVID-19 pandemic when Apple and others were warning of shortages, but it's now clearer just how bad the damage was. Strategy Analyti...
10:18 pm -04 - Sat, March 21, 2020
Engadget Netflix creates $100 million fund to support creators during pandemic
Many movie and TV productions have shut down in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and that's a problem for services like Netflix that depend on a steady stream of shows. To that end, Netflix has c...
09:02 pm -04 - Sat, March 21, 2020
Engadget Apple shows a White House coronavirus PSA to App Store users
Tech giants have been displaying prominent coronavirus alerts in various places, but Apple is stepping things up with its latest addition. Users have noticed that Apple is now displaying a White Hous...
07:45 pm -04 - Sat, March 21, 2020
Engadget Disney will limit video quality for its wider European launch
Disney+ hasn't yet gone live for new customers across Europe, but already the streaming service is taking steps to reduce its impact on internet providers' infrastructure in light of the cor...
07:12 pm -04 - Sat, March 21, 2020
Engadget Google's coronavirus search hub makes COVID-19 info easier to find
Google has launched a promised coronavirus search hub that makes looking for legit information on COVID-19 a bit less overwhelming. Since the situation is continuously changing around the world and va...
06:00 pm -04 - Sat, March 21, 2020
Engadget Recommended Reading: What happens when bands don't tour
How coronavirus is destroying the livelihood of music's behind-the-scenes workforceSamantha Hissong,Rolling StoneBy now, you've watched, or at least heard about, a musician who's cooped...
05:30 pm -04 - Sat, March 21, 2020
Engadget Amazon temporarily raises overtime pay for warehouse workers
Amazon is still determined to meet demand spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, and it's willing to offer warehouse workers incentives to keep shipments going. In a statement to Reuters, the interne...
04:44 pm -04 - Sat, March 21, 2020
Engadget Valve's card game 'Artifact' is reportedly getting a reboot
Artifact, Valve's Dota 2 card game spin-off, failed to capture people's attention to the point that the company had to drop its plans to release a stream of updates for it. That doesn't...
03:30 pm -04 - Sat, March 21, 2020
Engadget Get Segway's Kickscooter Max for $100 off, plus a $100 gift card
You need to stay at home most of the time these days, but what if you don't have a car and need to travel across town? Thankfully, there are options to keep your social distancing intact without...
01:00 pm -04 - Sat, March 21, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: First impressions of the new MacBook Air
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.In a week where very few things felt normal, sitting down with a new laptop is one of the most regular things that happened. Our review of Apple's new MacBook...
07:57 am -04 - Sat, March 21, 2020
Engadget SoundCloud links up with Twitch so creators can earn from livestreams
SoundCloud has teamed up with Twitch to help musicians financially affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Artists, even famous ones, have been livestreaming performances to reach audiences stuck in the...
03:27 am -04 - Sat, March 21, 2020
Engadget Color Space is a VR coloring book to help you relax
Let's face it: with the COVID-19 pandemic creating chaos, you're probably looking for something, anything to shut out the outside world and help you relax. Thankfully, you might have an opt...
02:52 am -04 - Sat, March 21, 2020
Engadget Twitter will verify more health experts to fight coronavirus misinformation
Twitter wants to make it easier for health experts to get verified. The company is taking new steps to open up its notoriously opaque verification program in order help elevate accounts that are "...
02:04 am -04 - Sat, March 21, 2020
Engadget Native Instruments' $50 retro synth plug-in is currently free
The '80s had no shortage of massive-sounding synthesizers, but many of them have either gone out to pasture or are prohibitively expensive on the secondhand market. Software companies often try t...
12:36 am -04 - Sat, March 21, 2020
Engadget 'Sonic the Hedgehog' movie gets an early digital release on March 31st
You'll be able to watch Sonic the Hedgehog at home a lot earlier than you'd expect. The video game movie is getting a digital release on March 31st, just a bit over a month after it hit thea...
11:21 pm -04 - Fri, March 20, 2020
Engadget Bandsintown will help artists promote livestreams
As musicians cancel concerts due to the coronavirus, bands like the Dropkick Murphys are turning to livestreams as a way to connect with fans and potentially recoup some of the money they're losi...
10:24 pm -04 - Fri, March 20, 2020
Engadget Educators can temporarily give Creative Cloud access to distance learners
Students who are stuck at home due to coronavirus concerns don't have as many resources as a school could provide. For example, schools that teach graphics and video skills often have educational...
09:50 pm -04 - Fri, March 20, 2020
Engadget 'World of Warcraft' keeps players indoors with a 100 percent XP bonus
If the world of Azeroth has been the place you've turned to find some time away from all the news about the coronavirus pandemic, Blizzard has something that should make your stay more productive...
08:52 pm -04 - Fri, March 20, 2020
Engadget New York orders Craigslist to remove ads for fake COVID-19 treatments
It's no secret that coronavirus-related scams are flourishing (the FCC put out a guide to avoiding them), and New York is now applying legal pressure to stop them. State Attorney General Letitia...
08:47 pm -04 - Fri, March 20, 2020
Engadget NTSB criticizes Tesla Autopilot design in Model 3 crash report
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has published its final report on the fatal 2019 crash that involved a collision between a Tesla Model 3 and a semi-truck in Delray Beach, Florida. And ...
08:19 pm -04 - Fri, March 20, 2020
Engadget GameStop closes California stores despite earlier defiance
GameStop's insistence on staying open during the COVID-19 pandemic might not have accomplished much in at least one state. Kotaku understands that GameStop is closing its stores in California &q...
07:54 pm -04 - Fri, March 20, 2020
Engadget Google won't hold a virtual I/O this year
Google has officially cancelled its I/O 2020 developer conference. The company announced today the event won't be taking place "in any capacity this year."...
07:51 pm -04 - Fri, March 20, 2020
Engadget WhatsApp and WHO create a chatbot to share reliable coronavirus info
In an attempt to help users find accurate coronavirus information, WhatsApp and the World Health Organization (WHO) have launched a chatbot that will answer questions about the pandemic. When users te...
07:29 pm -04 - Fri, March 20, 2020
Engadget 'Call of Duty: Warzone' hits 30 million players in 10 days
Activision's free-to-play spin on the battle royale genre has only been around for 10 days, but Call of Duty: Warzone has already attracted a significant number of players. The publisher says mor...
07:00 pm -04 - Fri, March 20, 2020
Engadget The best deals we found this week: 'The Sims 4,' Fire TV Sticks and more
Digital deals dominated this week, but there are also numerous deals on gadgets as well. Some of the highlights include an early start to Origins' annual spring sale, which brought steep discount...
06:35 pm -04 - Fri, March 20, 2020
Engadget Sony says the 'overwhelming majority' of PS4 titles will work on PS5
When Sony offered a deep dive into the PlayStation 5's specs this week, it wasn't crystal clear about backwards compatibility for PS4 games. In an updated blog post about the upcoming consol...
06:12 pm -04 - Fri, March 20, 2020
Engadget Windows 10 UI updates have been spotted in a Microsoft promo video
Windows 10 now has one billion active monthly users -- likely thanks in part to the deprecation of Windows 7 in January. To celebrate the milestone, Microsoft's chief product officer, Panos Panay...
05:38 pm -04 - Fri, March 20, 2020
Engadget F1 drivers will compete in a virtual grand prix series
With their season on hold because of coronavirus fears, Formula 1 drivers will surely be desperate for a competitive outlet to keep them (and their fans) occupied. So, just like soccer players and NAS...
05:19 pm -04 - Fri, March 20, 2020
Engadget VWs e-BULLI concepts shows how your classic van can become an EV
Recently, we've seen Volkswagen experiment with combining its old-school aesthetic and modern tech. Last summer, it showed off its Type 20 electric concept -- a 1962 Microbus crammed with tech an...
05:19 pm -04 - Fri, March 20, 2020
Engadget VWs e-BULLI concept shows how your classic van can become an EV
Recently, we've seen Volkswagen experiment with combining its old-school aesthetic and modern tech. Last summer, it showed off its Type 20 electric concept -- a 1962 Microbus crammed with tech an...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, March 20, 2020
Engadget Entertainers pivot to video as coronavirus shutters clubs
The Coronavirus pandemic is quickly converting America into a nation of shut-ins, resulting in the closing of nightclubs, dance halls and comedy rooms. Like many other professions, this has put thousa...
04:33 pm -04 - Fri, March 20, 2020
Engadget Get $100 off Google's already budget-friendly Pixel 3a
If you'd like to buy a new phone but don't want to break the bank doing so, Amazon has discounted one of Engadget's favorite budget devices: the Pixel 3a. Except for the Purple-ish Pixe...
04:15 pm -04 - Fri, March 20, 2020
Engadget Why streaming isnt the savior of canceled film festivals
The cancellation of the SXSW festival came as a major blow to the film industry, bringing with it the postponement of 99 world premieres. To cut down on the spread of coronavirus, other film festivals...
03:43 pm -04 - Fri, March 20, 2020
Engadget Leak reveals Fitbit's new Charge 4
Fitbit's gearing up to refresh its Charge tracker for a while now, and we've seen hints about the new wearable drip out over the last week. Now, 9to5Mac claims to have an image of the new Ch...
03:14 pm -04 - Fri, March 20, 2020
Engadget Waymo suspends all services until at least April 7th
Waymo put most of its services on hold earlier this week, except for fully driverless rides in Phoenix and some testing, to slow the spread of COVID-19. Just a few days later, the Alphabet company has...
02:58 pm -04 - Fri, March 20, 2020
Engadget Spotify will end support for third-party DJ apps on July 1st
DJing is no longer about two turntables and a fader -- laptops and tablets are essential tools of the trade. Apps like djay help performers beat-match, remix songs and trigger samples, and have the ad...
02:35 pm -04 - Fri, March 20, 2020
Engadget Google discounts its Stadia starter pack for the first time
With Doom Eternal launching today, Google is offering its first-ever discount on Stadia. For today only, you can get $30 off the Stadia Premiere Edition, making it $99 instead of $129. The bundle come...
02:05 pm -04 - Fri, March 20, 2020
Engadget Pixar's 'Onward' hits Disney on April 3rd amid theater closures
Just like every other line of business right now, the entertainment industry is scrambling to figure out how to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Several blockbusters, including the latest James Bond a...
01:25 pm -04 - Fri, March 20, 2020
Engadget Huawei built an app to help people sideload popular Android apps
Huawei is still building great smartphones like the Mate 30, but it's hard to convince people to buy one without access to Google apps. However, it's apparently working on a way to get popul...
01:18 pm -04 - Fri, March 20, 2020
Engadget Amazon is cutting Prime Video streaming bitrates in Europe
Amazon has begun lowering streaming bitrates for Prime Video viewers in Europe. In a statement, the company said it agreed with the notion that telecom services need to be managed carefully during the...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, March 20, 2020
Engadget Yelp is adding a 'contact-free' delivery option to its apps
Yelp is doing its part to help small businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The company has promised to update its iOS and Android apps next week with a "contact-free" delivery opt...
12:30 pm -04 - Fri, March 20, 2020
Engadget Apple MacBook Air (2020) first look: Buy it for the keyboard
Hello from the new MacBook Air. Allow me to answer your first question up front: Yes, the new keyboard is excellent. There's really only one problem with it: I've already greased the keys wi...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, March 20, 2020
Engadget Engadget Podcast: Can telehealth save us?
On this week's episode, Cherlynn and Devindra explore the rise of telehealth during the global coronavirus pandemic. With Medicare expanding coverage to include telehealth, as well as the attenti...
11:35 am -04 - Fri, March 20, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: NASCAR's using esports to fill in for canceled races
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Need something familiar to relax with after a long week? Try out the new Nokia-branded phones that were just announced. That includes handsets that an exec said &q...
11:05 am -04 - Fri, March 20, 2020
Engadget Instagram experiments with disappearing text messages
In the future, you may be able to send ephemeral messages through Instagram the way you can on Snapchat. The Facebook-owned platform is working on a disappearing text messaging feature, which clears t...
09:21 am -04 - Fri, March 20, 2020
Engadget YouTube follows Netflix by reducing video stream quality in Europe
YouTube is joining Netflix in reducing streaming quality in Europe to reduce strain on the internet, Reuters has reported. "We are making a commitment to temporarily switch all traffic in the EU ...
05:57 am -04 - Fri, March 20, 2020
Engadget GameStop tells employee it's 'essential' and can stay open during lockdowns
GameStop insists it can remain open even if its stores' locations are under lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak. According to Kotaku and Vice, it sent a memo to employees, telling them that ...
05:57 am -04 - Fri, March 20, 2020
Engadget GameStop tells employees it's 'essential' and can stay open during lockdowns
GameStop insists it can remain open even if its stores' locations are under lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak. According to Kotaku and Vice, it sent a memo to employees, telling them that ...
03:58 am -04 - Fri, March 20, 2020
Engadget Uber's former self-driving lead pleads guilty to stealing from Google
After about three years of legal wrangling between Uber and Waymo over self-driving car tech, the engineer at the center of it has agreed to plead guilty to one count of stealing materials from Google...
01:35 am -04 - Fri, March 20, 2020
Engadget GDC could return to San Francisco as a 3-day event in August
When GDC's organizers cancelled the annual conference due to the coronavirus outbreak, they said they were hoping to host another even in the summer. Now, they've officially announced GDC Su...
11:42 pm -04 - Thu, March 19, 2020
Engadget Facebook finally lets desktop users opt-in to dark mode
Facebook is finally letting desktop users opt-in to dark mode. Facebook told TechCrunch that "starting today, the majority of people on Facebook will have access to the new desktop design." ...
10:47 pm -04 - Thu, March 19, 2020
Engadget Snapchat adds mental health tools to ease coronavirus anxiety
Snapchat is updating its app with a set of mental health tools meant to help users combat anxiety and depression. The feature, called "Here For You," was first previewed in February, but the...
10:18 pm -04 - Thu, March 19, 2020
Engadget NASCAR is replacing canceled races with esports featuring pro drivers
Sports leagues and broadcasters are scrambling to fill the void now that many live competitions are cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and for NASCAR and Fox Sports that means venturing into rela...
09:34 pm -04 - Thu, March 19, 2020
Engadget Tesla suspends work at Fremont plant, will comply with shelter in place order
Wide swaths of the Bay Area have been under semi-lockdown since Tuesday when seven counties issued shelter in place orders, barring residents from travel unless in need of essential supplies and effec...
09:01 pm -04 - Thu, March 19, 2020
Engadget Essential designer shows off the phones that might've been
Earlier this year, Essential, Android creator Andy Rubin's once high-profile phone startup, shut down. Besides Project Gem, a concept device it teased late last year, the company had released onl...
08:20 pm -04 - Thu, March 19, 2020
Engadget Microsoft's DirectX 12 Ultimate brings ray tracing effects to more games
More efforts are underway to bring ray traced visuals to more of your games. Microsoft has introduced a DirectX 12 Ultimate framework that makes ray tracing and other visual effects both more efficie...
08:00 pm -04 - Thu, March 19, 2020
Engadget Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 review: Pricey and impressive
Sennheiser debuted its first true wireless earbuds in 2019. And, while the Momentum True Wireless had that stellar sound profile the company is known for, there were a number of things that made them ...
07:54 pm -04 - Thu, March 19, 2020
Engadget Amazon suspends Prime Pantry to handle its backlog of orders
If you're looking to order food online while you're holed up at home amid the COVID-19 outbreak, you won't be able to do so through Amazon's Prime Pantry for now. The company has p...
07:45 pm -04 - Thu, March 19, 2020
Engadget The latest 'Overwatch' hero can transform into enemy characters
Echo, the latest Overwatch hero, is joining the ranks of the game's damage dealers with some nifty-sounding abilities. The AI robot's ultimate in particular will give players plenty of new s...
07:22 pm -04 - Thu, March 19, 2020
Engadget Square Enix slashes prices on its Final Fantasy Switch games
RPG fans who are stuck at home and need some bang for their buck might want to check out Square Enix's sale on the Nintendo Switch eShop. All of the main Final Fantasy games available on the Swit...
06:52 pm -04 - Thu, March 19, 2020
Engadget Netflix will reduce streaming birates in Europe to ease congestion
Following reports this morning, Netflix confirmed it will reduce the bitrate of videos it streams in Europe for the next 30 days. The company says the move will reduce its footprint on European networ...
06:52 pm -04 - Thu, March 19, 2020
Engadget Netflix will reduce streaming bitrates in Europe to ease congestion
Following reports this morning, Netflix confirmed it will reduce the bitrate of videos it streams in Europe for the next 30 days. The company says the move will reduce its footprint on European networ...
06:38 pm -04 - Thu, March 19, 2020
Engadget Amazon, DOJ ask consumers to report coronavirus price gouging
Since the coronavirus outbreak began, Amazon has seen a "significant increase in demand," especially for medical and cleaning supplies. It has also seen third-party retailers raising prices ...
06:30 pm -04 - Thu, March 19, 2020
Engadget Serif discounts Affinity creative apps during the COVID-19 pandemic
Life as a digital creative might be a little easier if you're working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Serif is trotting out a number of deals for its Affinity apps to help out artists and...
06:22 pm -04 - Thu, March 19, 2020
Engadget Instagram wont approve new AR effects 'until further notice
It could be a long time before any new augmented reality effects are published on Instagram. The company is no longer approving new filters because the reviewers who normally sign off on user-created ...
05:29 pm -04 - Thu, March 19, 2020
Engadget What's coming to Netflix in April: 'Community' and a ton of originals
It's been a while since we've published one of these, but present circumstances being what they are, we thought people would appreciate knowing what's coming to Netflix next month. Than...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, March 19, 2020
Engadget The Nokia 8.3 5G wants to be the king of roaming
HMD Global is jumping into the 5G wars. The Finnish company, which has been making Nokia-branded smartphones since 2016, claims to have made "the first global flagship smartphone to date." W...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, March 19, 2020
Engadget The next Nokia remake is the XpressMusic-branded 5310
HMD Global, the sole company building Nokia-branded smartphones, has built a business around inexpensive Android handsets. At the same time, though, the Finnish manufacturer has found success building...
04:37 pm -04 - Thu, March 19, 2020
Engadget Razer is making surgical masks to help with supply shortages
With many healthcare workers in dire need of more supplies to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, some companies are helping by making essential items. Razer, for one, is joining the effort to fight the viru...
04:27 pm -04 - Thu, March 19, 2020
Engadget Japanese TV shows that inspired 'Power Rangers' are coming to YouTube
Many millennials grew up watching Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers and the similar shows that followed in its popularity, but they most likely have never seen the source material from Japan that was...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, March 19, 2020
Engadget No, 5G didn't start a pandemic
The advent of COVID-19 has sparked a whole new wave of paranoia among people who believe in the 5G conspiracy theory. Folks are suggesting newfangled wireless signals are somehow acting as a shepherd ...
03:43 pm -04 - Thu, March 19, 2020
Engadget EU asks Netflix and other services to stream in SD to ease internet burden
EU Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton has called on Europeans to limit their broadband usage during the coronavirus outbreak by tweaking their streaming habits. Using the hashtag #SwitchToSta...
03:27 pm -04 - Thu, March 19, 2020
Engadget Amazon confirms the first known COVID-19 case in a US warehouse
Amazon has temporarily closed a warehouse in Queens, New York, after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. While two office workers at Amazon's Seattle headquarters have been diagnosed with C...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, March 19, 2020
Engadget Comcast brings Hulu to its cable and streaming boxes
Comcast has already relaxed some of its policies -- like suspending data caps and making Xfinity WiFi free for 60 days -- for people stuck at home due to the coronavirus. Now, Comcast wants to provide...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, March 19, 2020
Engadget Is the Pixel 3a your ideal budget phone?
As much as we loved the Pixel 3 and 3 XL, we were let down by their hardware, especially given how much they cost. Which is why the Pixel 3a and 3a XL were such a breath of fresh air: They offered the...
01:21 pm -04 - Thu, March 19, 2020
Engadget The first digital wristwatch gets a modern update
Back in 1970, a company called Hamilton launched the first digital wristwatch ever, and it became such a huge hit Roger Moore wore it as James Bond in Live And Let Die. Now, the historic wristwatch is...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, March 19, 2020
Engadget Microsoft Teams update helps cut through the chaos of group calls
This week marks the third anniversary of Microsoft Teams, and at a time when remote working is more prevalent than ever before, Microsoft has announced a bunch of new features designed to make it easi...
12:35 pm -04 - Thu, March 19, 2020
Engadget Public interest group tells medical equipment makers to release their repair manuals
Addressing concerns that the US lacks sufficient ventilators to effectively tackle the COVID-19 pandemic is, fundamentally, all about right to repair. That's the argument put forward by Nathan Pr...
12:05 pm -04 - Thu, March 19, 2020
Engadget GameStop will sell 'Doom Eternal' a day early as a 'safety precaution'
Right now, companies are doing their best to navigate an unprecedented global crisis, seeking ways to remain profitable while contributing to the social good. Discord, for example, has relaxed its use...
11:30 am -04 - Thu, March 19, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: PS5 specs plus MacBook Air and iPad Pro updates
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.After a lull, new hardware announcements are creeping back in. Sony followed up on Microsoft's Xbox Series X spec reveal with its own numbers-heavy rundown fo...
11:10 am -04 - Thu, March 19, 2020
Engadget Android 11 preview confirms Airdrop-style file sharing
Google has rolled out Android 11's second developer preview, and in its support and release notes, the tech giant has confirmed that it's working on an AirDrop-like feature for its mobile pl...
10:20 am -04 - Thu, March 19, 2020
Engadget FCC gives Verizon extra mobile capacity to manage emergency demand
Earlier this week the FCC granted T-Mobile access to additional spectrum to cope with extra demand fuelled by the coronavirus outbreak -- now it's done the same for Verizon. The STA (special temp...
08:54 am -04 - Thu, March 19, 2020
Engadget Conan O'Brien will shoot full-length shows using an iPhone and Skype
With COVID-19 self-isolation, we can all use as much entertainment as possible. To that end, Conan O'Brien and his staff aim to prove that it's possible to produce a full-length television s...
06:23 am -04 - Thu, March 19, 2020
Engadget SpaceX Crew Dragon's Demo-2 test flight is still scheduled for May
SpaceX and NASA are pushing through with Crew Dragon's first manned flight in May. They're gearing up for a mid-to-late May launch, so it'll happen a bit later than the original May 7th...
04:50 am -04 - Thu, March 19, 2020
Engadget Elon Musk: Tesla 'will make ventilators if there is a shortage'
Elon Musk simply refuses to stop tweeting (because "Twitter is fun") but his most recent conversation could be about more than fun. While facing widespread criticism over his response to the...
02:46 am -04 - Thu, March 19, 2020
Engadget Ray tracing comes to more games thanks to new software tools
You haven't seen much ray tracing in games due in part to the limited frameworks for it. Outside of Microsoft's DirectX, creators have usually had to lean on proprietary approaches. Soon, t...
01:42 am -04 - Thu, March 19, 2020
Engadget Twitter clamps down on coronavirus hoaxes and fake experts
Twitter is ramping up its policies against coronavirus misinformation. The company will ban tweets perpetuating claims of fake cures and other specific information that could incite panic or harm offi...
01:21 am -04 - Thu, March 19, 2020
Engadget The next BMW 7 Series lineup will include an all-electric car
BMW's next-generation Series 7 luxury sedan models will include an ell-electric version, according to Autocar. The automaker has announced at a press conference that the next 7 Series vehicles wi...
12:19 am -04 - Thu, March 19, 2020
Engadget Senators ask Alphabet how it will protect COVID-19 screening site data
Alphabet's COVID-19 screening site might serve as a relief to those eager to determine if they need to get tested, but it's also raising some privacy concerns in Congress. Five Democratic s...
10:58 pm -04 - Wed, March 18, 2020
Engadget NYSE will temporarily move to all-electronic stock trading
If you thought it was incredibly risky to have legions of traders gather at the New York Stock Exchange in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, you're not the only one. Intercontinental Exchange is t...
10:23 pm -04 - Wed, March 18, 2020
Engadget Watch Sony's PS5 deep dive in under 10 minutes
Today Sony revealed a ton of information and specs about the upcoming PlayStation 5. Everything from its speedy SSD, details on the clock speed of its CPU and GPU and plans for 3D audio are now reveal...
09:45 pm -04 - Wed, March 18, 2020
Engadget TikTok names experts who will help shape its content policies
TikTok has named the group of experts who will help guide the app's content moderation policies as part of the newly formed "Content Advisory Council."The group, chaired by George Washi...
08:44 pm -04 - Wed, March 18, 2020
Engadget The next 'Overwatch' hero is an AI robot with an important story link
Overwatch's newest hero is Echo. Fans have been waiting a while for Blizzard to add a new playable character to the game. It's been seven months since the company introduced Sigma, the game&...
08:02 pm -04 - Wed, March 18, 2020
Engadget Google pauses Chrome updates to limit issues while teams work remotely
Google announced today that it is pausing upcoming Chrome and Chrome OS releases due to adjusted work schedules. The goal, Google said in a tweet, is to ensure the releases "continue to be stable...
07:50 pm -04 - Wed, March 18, 2020
Engadget Android 11 developer preview offers more control over robocalls
Android 11 might make life considerably easier if you're tired of fighting robocalls. Google has released a second Developer Preview for Pixel phones with frameworks that let call-screening apps...
07:37 pm -04 - Wed, March 18, 2020
Engadget Facebook adds coronavirus information center to News Feed
Facebook is taking new steps to encourage its billions of users to take social distancing seriously amid the coronavirus pandemic. The social network will start placing a coronavirus "information...
07:19 pm -04 - Wed, March 18, 2020
Engadget Google wants to bring business savvy to local news outlets
Google has announced a new project that will attempt to develop sustainable business models for local news publications. As part of its ongoing Google News Initiative, the company is partnering with t...
06:59 pm -04 - Wed, March 18, 2020
Engadget Logitech's latest iPad keyboard cases add trackpads to non-Pro tablets
If you turned pale at the thought of paying close to $1,000 to get the new iPad Pro and its trackpad-equipped keyboard cover, don't worry -- there will be a much more affordable alternative. Log...
06:48 pm -04 - Wed, March 18, 2020
Engadget There's a new Fitbit Charge coming, based on leaked details
Fitbit users may be in for an update soon. According to UK accessory store Mobile Fun, a supplier posted details of the upcoming wearable -- which Fitbit has yet to announce -- but has since taken the...
06:35 pm -04 - Wed, March 18, 2020
Engadget Googles Advanced Protection Program will block third-party Android apps
Google's latest changes to its Advanced Protection Program could create a headache for Android users who were downloading apps outside of the Play Store. Aside from a few exceptions, program part...
06:29 pm -04 - Wed, March 18, 2020
Engadget WhatsApp debuts coronavirus fact-checking hub
WhatsApp can be more than a messaging app -- in Europe, India and other parts of the world, it's a social network in its own right. To help avoid the spread of misinformation about the coronaviru...
06:11 pm -04 - Wed, March 18, 2020
Engadget Tesla reportedly orders factory workers to show up despite shelter orders
Earlier today, it looked like Tesla would have to pause production at its factory in Fremont. Now, TechCrunch reports, the company says employees in essential roles -- including production, service, d...
06:11 pm -04 - Wed, March 18, 2020
Engadget Tesla reportedly orders factory workers to show up despite shelter orders (updated)
Earlier today, it looked like Tesla would have to pause production at its factory in Fremont. Now, TechCrunch reports, the company says employees in essential roles -- including production, service, d...
06:09 pm -04 - Wed, March 18, 2020
Engadget Amazon is holding a well-timed sale on Roku and Fire TV streaming sticks
If you find yourself without an easy way to stream video content to your TV in these trying times, Amazon may be able to help. Prime subscribers can currently get the Fire TV Stick for $23, making it ...
05:56 pm -04 - Wed, March 18, 2020
Engadget Bandcamp will waive its fees to help musicians affected by coronavirus
Tours and concerts are being cancelled left and right due to the coronavirus pandemic. This is taking a toll on musicians who rely on income from live shows to pay the bills -- most artists only take ...
05:45 pm -04 - Wed, March 18, 2020
Engadget Apple's new Air could be the MacBook for everyone
It's been about a year and a half since Apple redesigned the aging MacBook Air. In a lot of ways, that model was a big step forward over its predecessor, with an upgraded display chief among the ...
05:30 pm -04 - Wed, March 18, 2020
Engadget 'Half-Life: Alyx' is proof Valve answers to no one
Valve is like an eccentric billionaire uncle who isn't allowed to babysit any kids in the family. He lives alone in a mountaintop mansion stocked with exotic animals, vintage pinball machines, wa...
05:20 pm -04 - Wed, March 18, 2020
Engadget Facebook bug marked legitimate coronavirus info as spam
Facebook was quick to say that it would fight coronavirus misinformation, but yesterday, one tool appeared to go haywire. Users reported that Facebook was marking posts with legitimate information and...
05:10 pm -04 - Wed, March 18, 2020
Engadget The PlayStation 5 vs. the Xbox Series X: Which is more powerful?
The next generation of consoles is coming, with plenty of emphasis on how much power these things have &mdash; the better to render modern graphics. Last week we got a look at what's inside M...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, March 18, 2020
Engadget Facebook reveals launch dates for latest Oculus games
Facebook's Game Developer Showcase is now in full swing, and we've been given a little more info on exactly what we can expect from games arriving on the Oculus Quest and Rift platform. Foll...
04:31 pm -04 - Wed, March 18, 2020
Engadget PlayStation 5 will feature a 10.2 teraflop GPU and a speedy custom SSD
It's been almost a year since Sony started talking about the PlayStation 5 in an uncharacteristically revealing Wired interview. We learned the next-generation console will be powered by AMD'...
04:31 pm -04 - Wed, March 18, 2020
Engadget PlayStation 5 will feature a 10.2-teraflop GPU and a speedy custom SSD
It's been almost a year since Sony started talking about the PlayStation 5 in an uncharacteristically revealing Wired interview. We learned the next-generation console will be powered by AMD'...
04:10 pm -04 - Wed, March 18, 2020
Engadget Steam Game Festival lets you play indies that would've been at GDC
With industry events like the Game Developers Conference cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, Valve is stepping in to help small, independent game developers get the word out about the...
03:40 pm -04 - Wed, March 18, 2020
Engadget Tesla must pause production at its Fremont factory to shelter in place
Yesterday, it looked like Tesla's factory in Fremont, California, would remain open despite being in one of the California counties under a shelter in place order. Today, a spokeswoman for the Al...
03:17 pm -04 - Wed, March 18, 2020
Engadget Slacks latest changes couldnt come at a better time
Slack was already a big part of modern work life for many people, but as more companies turn to remote work, it is becoming even more essential. Even if you were using Slack to chat with coworkers in ...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, March 18, 2020
Engadget Watch Sony's PlayStation 5 'deep dive' right here at 12PM ET
At last, Sony is ready to divulge some more PlayStation 5 details. The company has been rather hush-hush since lead architect Mark Cerny revealed some basic specs and system features in a Wired interv...
02:30 pm -04 - Wed, March 18, 2020
Engadget Without soccer, fans and teams are turning to FIFA
Soccer, like almost every other professional sport, has ground to a halt in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak. The most-watched and prestigious leagues, including the English Premier League, Germa...
02:11 pm -04 - Wed, March 18, 2020
Engadget Xbox Game Pass Ultimate now includes bonus in-game content
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate already includes a number of bonuses, but now that extends to content inside the games themselves. Microsoft's subscription now includes "Perks" like downloadab...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, March 18, 2020
Engadget Can you really get work done on a tiny laptop?
I have a dream. Or a delusion? I'm not sure. Either way, there is a gadget I have sought for many years and am yet to find: A pocket-sized laptop that I can get real work done on. In my case, &qu...
01:35 pm -04 - Wed, March 18, 2020
Engadget Opera now supports in-browser crypto purchases with Apple Pay
Opera has just made it a bit easier to purchase cryptocurrency. The browser -- which was the first to include a built-in crypto wallet -- is now letting users in the US and Scandinavian countries buy ...
01:10 pm -04 - Wed, March 18, 2020
Engadget Google debuts 'Works With Chromebook' badge for accessories
If you've ever bought a cable, a charger or any other accessory that ended up incompatible with the device it's meant for, you'll likely appreciate Google's latest "Works With...
12:18 pm -04 - Wed, March 18, 2020
Engadget Apple is adding trackpad support to older iPad models
Apple just introduced a new iPad Pro, but older iPads are set to get a major update as well. On March 24th, Apple is releasing iPadOS 13.4 which includes full mouse and trackpad support for the first ...
12:14 pm -04 - Wed, March 18, 2020
Engadget Apple's updated iPad Pro has depth-aware cameras and trackpad support
Apple was clearly gearing up for an imminent launch when it inadvertently listed new tablets. Right on cue, the company has introduced updated versions of the iPad Pro -- and it won't surprise yo...
12:10 pm -04 - Wed, March 18, 2020
Engadget Apple's new MacBook Air comes with a Magic Keyboard and costs $999
Apple is upgrading the MacBook Air with better internals, its new more reliable Magic Keyboard and is hacking the price down to $999. The upgraded model also gets double the amount of storage, making ...
12:05 pm -04 - Wed, March 18, 2020
Engadget Pixar animation pioneers win computing's most prestigious award
Every industry has its own version of the Nobel Prize. Film has the Oscars, the internet has the Webby Awards, music has the AMAs. Computing machinery, meanwhile, has The Turing Award, and that's...
11:40 am -04 - Wed, March 18, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: 'Westworld' remembers that TV can be fun
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Now that Movies Anywhere has supplanted Ultraviolet as the digital video locker of choice, it's apparently time to start adding some features. The formerly Di...
11:01 am -04 - Wed, March 18, 2020
Engadget Every HTC Vive Cosmos Elite will come with a copy of 'Half-Life: Alyx'
If you're waiting to take delivery of the new VIVE Cosmos Elite which ships today, you're in for a heck of a surprise. HTC has announced that the new headset will come with a free copy of Va...
09:32 am -04 - Wed, March 18, 2020
Engadget Hello Games' The Last Campfire arrives this summer
We haven't heard much about the adorable adventure short The Last Campfire since Hello Games first revealed it in 2018. Now, the No Man's Sky developer has announced that it will arrive on m...
09:32 am -04 - Wed, March 18, 2020
Engadget Hello Games' 'The Last Campfire' arrives this summer
We haven't heard much about the adorable adventure short The Last Campfire since Hello Games first revealed it in 2018. Now, the No Man's Sky developer has announced that it will arrive on m...
07:58 am -04 - Wed, March 18, 2020
Engadget 'Overwatch' will finally address some old problems with Quick Play
While we'll have to wait for Overwatch 2 before Blizzard delivers new characters or big new missions, that doesn't mean developers are done with the first game. Dexerto points out forum post...
05:02 am -04 - Wed, March 18, 2020
Engadget Fox buys ad-supported streaming service Tubi for $440 million
Fox has reached an agreement to purchase Tubi TV for $440 million in cash, according to The Hollywood Reporter and The Wall Street Journal. And to help pay for the acquisition, the company has chosen ...
03:12 am -04 - Wed, March 18, 2020
Engadget 'Half-Life: Alyx' will launch on Monday at 1 PM ET
After years of waiting, a new Half-Life game is almost here. While everything else is getting canceled or rescheduled, the release of Half-Life: Alyx will happen on March 23rd. Valve tweeted tonight t...
01:01 am -04 - Wed, March 18, 2020
Engadget Mixer's new homepage showcases streamers it poached from Twitch
Mixer has recruited its fair share of former big-name Twitch streamers, and it wants to make sure you see them. Microsoft's livestreaming service has introduced a reworked homepage that includes...
11:44 pm -04 - Tue, March 17, 2020
Engadget LG's 48-inch gaming OLED TV arrives in June for $1,499
If your idea of sticking it out at home involves catching up on games and movies, LG might have some good news. The company has started rolling out its 2020 OLED TVs, complete with US pricing and rel...
10:49 pm -04 - Tue, March 17, 2020
Engadget Overwatch League sets its new online-only schedule for spring
After three sets of Overwatch League cancellations due to the coronavirus outbreak, Blizzard is trying to make the best of a bad situation. The company has released the updated Overwatch League March ...
09:56 pm -04 - Tue, March 17, 2020
Engadget 'Call of Duty: Warzone' adds a solo mode
You didn't have to wait long to get some added variety in Call of Duty: Warzone. Infinity Ward and Raven have introduced a Solos mode that (surprise!) asks you to survive the battle royale shoot...
09:04 pm -04 - Tue, March 17, 2020
Engadget Uber sues LAs Dept. of Transportation for warrantless record requests
The data privacy battle between Uber's Jump scooter service and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation has been brewing over the last 18 months. After refusing to share real-time location d...
08:15 pm -04 - Tue, March 17, 2020
Engadget Google Translate's transcription mode is now available on Android
Starting today, Google is updating its Translate app to allow people to record and transcribe long conversations into another language. The company first demoed this feature at the start of the year. ...
08:02 pm -04 - Tue, March 17, 2020
Engadget GitHub's mobile app helps you manage code on the move
Believe it or not, GitHub hasn't had an official mobile app -- a pain when you just want to offer some feedback on a project. That won't be a problem from now on. After months of testing, th...
07:44 pm -04 - Tue, March 17, 2020
Engadget Oman lifts restrictions on secure video chats
In an effort to help businesses and schools function remotely, Oman is lifting restrictions on some video calling services. Its Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) tweeted that it will allow...
07:29 pm -04 - Tue, March 17, 2020
Engadget DoorDash will temporarily reduce or waive its commission fees
As cities and states across the US mandate that restaurants cut the capacity of their dining rooms -- or close them all together -- restaurateurs will have to rely heavily on delivery in the weeks ahe...
07:22 pm -04 - Tue, March 17, 2020
Engadget Nintendo gets cute with its upcoming indie lineup
If you're looking for something to take your mind off the current state of the world, the latest slate of indie games coming to the Nintendo Switch might just do the trick. As part of its recent ...
07:10 pm -04 - Tue, March 17, 2020
Engadget Waymo goes dark except for fully driverless rides
Waymo is joining Uber and Lyft in curtailing its ride services to limit the spread of COVID-19, with a notable exception. The Alphabet-owned company has paused both Waymo One service with human overse...
07:00 pm -04 - Tue, March 17, 2020
Engadget Lasers and smart pills could eventually replace injections
While getting shots or blood work isn't anyone's idea of fun, roughly 10 to 20 percent of American adults suffer from trypanophobia, the extreme fear of hypodermic needles and injections. Th...
06:48 pm -04 - Tue, March 17, 2020
Engadget Westworld remembers that TV is supposed to be fun
Minor spoilers for the first episode of Westworld season 3 ahead.The first 10 minutes of Westworld's season 3 are the best minutes of the show since the mind-blowing twists of its inaugural seaso...
06:10 pm -04 - Tue, March 17, 2020
Engadget 'Exit the Gungeon' lands on Nintendo Switch today
Apple Arcade exclusives have been a bit of a sticking point for people who don't have an iOS device or don't want to subscribe to the service. It was especially annoying for fans of Enter th...
05:48 pm -04 - Tue, March 17, 2020
Engadget Apple says its retail stores are closed 'until further notice'
Apple may have been optimistic when it said that its stores would be closed until March 27th. The iPhone maker has posted a message on its site telling visitors that its retail locations are "clo...
05:44 pm -04 - Tue, March 17, 2020
Engadget Amazon prioritizes cleaning, medical supply shipments to warehouses
Amazon has had a hard time keeping up with the demand for medical and cleaning supplies -- such as masks and hand sanitizer -- due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to The Wall Street Journal, th...
05:26 pm -04 - Tue, March 17, 2020
Engadget Google updates its Discover Feed to let you flag misleading articles
If you're a frequent Pixel or Google app user, you're probably familiar with the Discover Feed. In its various iterations over the last few years, Google has consistently tried to make it a ...
05:15 pm -04 - Tue, March 17, 2020
Engadget Line messenger now works with Google Assistant on Android
If you use Line's Android messaging app, you can now ask Google Assistant to send and read text messages. It's as simple as saying, "Hey Google, send a Line message to..." or "...
05:00 pm -04 - Tue, March 17, 2020
Engadget 'League of Legends' auto chess comes to mobile on March 19th
Riot Games is almost ready to launch its first-ever mobile game. Today, the developer announced that Teamfight Tactics, a League of Legends mode inspired by Dota 2's popular auto chess mod, will ...
05:00 pm -04 - Tue, March 17, 2020
Engadget Timbaland created a music pack for 'Beat Saber'
Beat Saber has its share of popular music, but her'e something new: a big-name artist making music with the VR rhythm game in mind. Rap star and producer Timbaland has created a five-song music p...
04:48 pm -04 - Tue, March 17, 2020
Engadget Medicare expands US telehealth coverage in response to COVID-19
In an effort to keep seniors at home during the coronavirus outbreak, Medicare is expanding coverage for telehealth nationwide. Medicare patients can now connect with doctors and other providers throu...
04:16 pm -04 - Tue, March 17, 2020
Engadget Movies Anywhere will let you share purchases with friends
Chances are you're already sharing streaming recommendations with friends who are staying at home to socially distance themselves. Now, Movies Anywhere wants to make it a little easier to share a...
03:53 pm -04 - Tue, March 17, 2020
Engadget Uber sues LA's Dept. of Transportation for warrantless record requests
The data privacy battle between Uber's Jump scooter service and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation has been brewing over the last 18 months. After refusing to share real-time location d...
03:25 pm -04 - Tue, March 17, 2020
Engadget Facebook pledges $100 million to small businesses impacted by coronavirus
Until now, Facebook's response to the coronavirus outbreak has focused on fighting the spread of misinformation -- by offering free WHO ads and banning ads that promote false 'cures.' N...
02:20 pm -04 - Tue, March 17, 2020
Engadget Apple accidentally listed four new iPad Pro models on its website
An iPad Pro refresh could be imminent if what appears to be an accidental leak on Apple's part is any indication. Over on its Chinese website, the company temporarily listed four new iPad Pro mod...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, March 17, 2020
Engadget Health experts explain how we should be cleaning our gadgets
The coronavirus has disrupted our lives in ways both large and small. Multiple organizations have cancelled conferences and events, and various municipalities have instructed residents to practice soc...
01:25 pm -04 - Tue, March 17, 2020
Engadget 'The Sims 4' is now just $5
This is your chance to get The Sims 4 for a fraction of its original price if you've been thinking of giving it a shot. The game and some of its expansion packs are on sale for up to 75 percent o...
01:10 pm -04 - Tue, March 17, 2020
Engadget Motorola's rumored Edge flagship phone shown off in more leaked images
We first heard rumblings of Motorola's newest flagship phone, the Motorola Edge+, earlier this month. Leaked renders showed a 6.7-inch phone with a bezel-free, curved-edge design and tiny hole-pu...
01:03 pm -04 - Tue, March 17, 2020
Engadget Nintendo Switch online services went down worldwide
We hope you weren't planning to play a few multiplayer rounds of Mario Kart or Splatoon while staying at home to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Nintendo's Switch online services went down...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, March 17, 2020
Engadget That quirky e-reader you could draw on is back
The second version of reMarkable, the e-paper table you can doodle on, is now available for pre-order. A Norwegian startup of the same name launched the original version back in 2017 to provide people...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, March 17, 2020
Engadget Sonos is releasing a new OS and controller app for its speakers this June
Back in January, Sonos made the unpopular announcement that it wouldn't be providing new features for its oldest hardware products after May of this year. Since then, the company has sought to cl...
12:40 pm -04 - Tue, March 17, 2020
Engadget Samsung's latest storage chip will make flagship smartphones faster
Samsung has started mass production on 512GB storage chips based on the new eUFS 3.1 standard. These are the chips already being used in the company's Galaxy S20 lineup, so it won't be long ...
12:25 pm -04 - Tue, March 17, 2020
Engadget Sony will reveal more PlayStation 5 details in a livestream tomorrow
It's time. In a tweet, Sony announced that it will be hosting a livestream tomorrow about the PlayStation 5. The broadcast will start on the PlayStation blog at 9AM PT (12PM ET/4PM GMT) and be ho...
12:06 pm -04 - Tue, March 17, 2020
Engadget Uber Pool suspended in US and Canada to limit coronavirus spread
Uber Pool has been suspended in the US and Canada, according to Reuters. The ride-hailing giant has put its carpooling service on hold to help limit the spread of COVID-19 -- it'll be impossible ...
12:01 pm -04 - Tue, March 17, 2020
Engadget Helicopters come to 'Fortnite'
Helipads have been mysteriously popping up all over the Fortnite map since the start of the season, so today's new vehicle announcement doesn't come as too much of a surprise. In keeping wit...
11:45 am -04 - Tue, March 17, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: What's inside the Xbox Series X?
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Monday morning brought a flood of new information about the Xbox Series X. No, Microsoft's reps did not reveal a price or any details on why we should still e...
11:01 am -04 - Tue, March 17, 2020
Engadget Microsoft closes all of its stores due to coronavirus risk
Microsoft is closing its store locations around the world in response to the escalating coronavirus outbreak. In an email to customers, the company said, "We are closing Microsoft Store locations...
10:01 am -04 - Tue, March 17, 2020
Engadget Grab Amazon's Fire HD 8 tablet for $50 today
As part of its latest deal of the day, Amazon has discounted the Fire HD 8, pushing the already affordable tablet into impulse purchase territory. At the moment, the usually $80 16GB model is $50, mat...
09:16 am -04 - Tue, March 17, 2020
Engadget The UK's biggest phone store chain is closing all of its outlets
The UK's only remaining independent phone store is closing its vast network of retail locations on April 3rd, 2020. Dixons Carphone, owner of Currys PCWorld and Carphone Warehouse (CPW), will shu...
08:31 am -04 - Tue, March 17, 2020
Engadget US ITC to probe Apple and Samsung over touchscreen patent complaint
The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has announced that it will launch a probe on Apple, Samsug and other tech companies that manufacture certain touch devices. Its decision was prompted by a c...
07:12 am -04 - Tue, March 17, 2020
Engadget What's on TV this week: 'Animal Crossing' and 'Doom Eternal'
Other than not-sports? With many of us spending more time at home this week/month than we'd planned, it's probably time to dig into one's backlog of shows or games. But if you're u...
03:57 am -04 - Tue, March 17, 2020
Engadget Samsung shuts down its PC-to-mobile game streaming on March 27th
We hope you weren't counting on Samsung's PlayGalaxy Link to play your PC games on your phone. Samsung has quietly announced (so quietly that most didn't notice the news in late Februa...
02:41 am -04 - Tue, March 17, 2020
Engadget Universal is releasing movies in theaters and at home on the same day
Movie studios have spent years considering releasing their films for home viewing at the same time they're in theaters, but have usually withdrawn those plans based on complaints by the theater c...
01:28 am -04 - Tue, March 17, 2020
Engadget San Diego police ban Clearview AI's facial recognition tool
The backlash to Clearview AI's facial recognition tool is extending beyond tech companies and civil liberties groups. San Diego's police department and district attorney's office have ...
12:26 am -04 - Tue, March 17, 2020
Engadget Spectrum offers free internet so students can do classwork at home
With school systems across the US closing down in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Spectrum says it will provide free internet access to students who currently don't use its service. The com...
11:24 pm -04 - Mon, March 16, 2020
Engadget Best Buy knocked $70 off the Instant Pot Viva
Instant Pots go on sale fairly often, but it's rare for them to drop below $60. Today, Best Buy is selling the Instant Pot Viva six-quart, 9-in-1 pressure cooker for just $50. This model's o...
11:02 pm -04 - Mon, March 16, 2020
Engadget Apple may release a large version of its upcoming budget iPhone
Rumors and leaks for Apple's upcoming budget iPhone have so far only referenced one model, but it now looks like there might be a bigger handset in store. The 9to5Mac team's ongoing iOS 14 ...
09:58 pm -04 - Mon, March 16, 2020
Engadget Ro aims to bring its online COVID-19 screenings to all of the US this week
If you feel sick and think you might have contracted the COVID-19 virus, one thing you shouldn't do is walk into a clinic without calling ahead. There's a chance of putting healthcare worker...
09:36 pm -04 - Mon, March 16, 2020
Engadget Tesla starts delivering the Model Y
Tesla's Model Y is reaching buyers roughly a year after its debut. The company has followed up numerous buyer reports by confirming that deliveries of its electric crossover are officially under...
09:09 pm -04 - Mon, March 16, 2020
Engadget Amazon will hire 100,000 workers to keep up with the surge in demand
To keep up with a "significant increase in demand" due to the coronavirus outbreak, Amazon is hiring an additional 100,000 warehouse and delivery workers in the US. As more people turn to on...
08:34 pm -04 - Mon, March 16, 2020
Engadget Uber Eats waives delivery fees for over 100,000 independent restaurants
In response to the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the restaurant industry, Uber Eats is waiving delivery fees for over 100,000 independent restaurants across the US and Canada. It's the l...
08:12 pm -04 - Mon, March 16, 2020
Engadget Mint Mobile is giving out free data for the next month amid COVID-19
Ryan Reynolds' wireless carrier of choice is giving out free data to help people in the US cope with the coronavirus epidemic. Until April 14th, you can get free 3GB data packages from Mint Mobil...
07:43 pm -04 - Mon, March 16, 2020
Engadget Oculus Quest update will make it easier to multitask
Facebook is introducing a new system experience that it says makes its standalone Quest VR headset "more flexible, social and easy to use than ever before." The centerpiece of the upcoming u...
07:21 pm -04 - Mon, March 16, 2020
Engadget 'PUBG Mobile' World and Americas Pro leagues have been postponed
PUBG Corporation and Tencent decided to turn the PUBG Mobile Pro League South Asia tournament into an online-only affair due to the coronavirus outbreak. The companies are taking a different approach ...
07:00 pm -04 - Mon, March 16, 2020
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S20 and S20 review: Smaller is better
Samsung was more ambitious than usual this year, launching the souped-up S20 Ultra alongside a more conventional pair of flagships. The Ultra, though, is an impressive but impractical device. Most peo...
06:47 pm -04 - Mon, March 16, 2020
Engadget YouTube will temporarily increase automated content moderation
YouTube will rely more on machine learning and less on human reviewers during the coronavirus outbreak. Normally, algorithms detect potentially harmful content and send it to human reviewers for asses...
06:20 pm -04 - Mon, March 16, 2020
Engadget Google warns Android app reviews may take longer due to coronavirus
Google is warning developers that Play Store app reviews may take longer than usual due to work schedule adjustments, Android Police reports. In a statement, the company cautioned developers to "...
05:50 pm -04 - Mon, March 16, 2020
Engadget Seagate's Xbox Series X storage card has 1TB of space, but no price
Microsoft only just revealed that the Xbox Series X will support "expansion cards" that allow for faster storage, but it already has an accessory maker lined up. As you might have noticed i...
05:21 pm -04 - Mon, March 16, 2020
Engadget Dropkick Murphys will livestream a St. Patricks Day show with no audience
The Dropkick Murphys have been playing St. Patrick's Day shows for 24 years. This year the show, like most things, will be a little different. In an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, the ba...
04:53 pm -04 - Mon, March 16, 2020
Engadget Resident Evil 3 remake demo will come to consoles and PC on March 19th
The remake of 1999's Resident Evil 3 will be out in a matter of weeks, but there are plenty of survival horror fans who don't want to wait that long. A demo for the game will give gamers a t...
04:30 pm -04 - Mon, March 16, 2020
Engadget How did we get to 5G? The history of mobile networks
Last time on our explainer show Upscaled, we took a look at 5G, the new high-speed mobile technology starting to roll out in 2020. But 5G isn't entirely new technology, it builds on the mobile ne...
04:00 pm -04 - Mon, March 16, 2020
Engadget Intels neuromorphic chip learns to smell 10 hazardous chemicals
Of all the senses, scent is a particularly difficult one to teach AI, but that doesn't stop researchers from trying. Most recently, researchers from Intel and Cornell University trained a neuromo...
03:24 pm -04 - Mon, March 16, 2020
Engadget Apex's electric supercar includes an AR race coach and partial self-driving
How do you make a name for yourself as an EV startup when you have plenty of rivals? By promising a mix of breakneck performance with uncommon tech, apparently. UK-based newcomer Apex has unveiled the...
02:38 pm -04 - Mon, March 16, 2020
Engadget Uber offers 14 days of financial assistance to drivers with COVID-19
There have been a lot of questions about how so-called "gig" workers like Uber drivers will be affected by the coronavirus pandemic and what, if anything, companies will do to help. Today, U...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, March 16, 2020
Engadget Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the island escape we all need today
How do you review something like Animal Crossing: New Horizons? It's not like most games: There's no plot, no leveling up and no bosses. You can never beat Animal Crossing -- and, conversely...
01:57 pm -04 - Mon, March 16, 2020
Engadget Microsoft details its low-latency Xbox Series X controller
A new Xbox console also means a new controller. In a Q&amp;A, Microsoft's Ryan Whitaker, a senior designer with the company's Xbox team, detailed some of the enhancements you can expect ...
01:30 pm -04 - Mon, March 16, 2020
Engadget What we're listening to: 'Hunting Warhead' and Grimes
This month, commerce editor Valentina Palladino explains why you should listen a true crime podcast about the dark web, despite its subject matter. Contributing Editor Igor Bonifacic discusses the mer...
01:22 pm -04 - Mon, March 16, 2020
Engadget Microsoft unveils a ton of Xbox Series X hardware details
If you had any lingering questions about the Xbox Series X hardware, they've probably been answered. Microsoft has published a deep dive into the console's specs, including just what the com...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, March 16, 2020
Engadget There are now 1 billion Windows 10 devices in the wild
Windows 10 is now being used on one billion devices around the world -- that's one in every seven people on the planet. Since 2015, the operating system has made its way onto consoles, laptops an...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, March 16, 2020
Engadget AMD's efficient Ryzen 9 CPUs target Intel's gaming laptop crown
While AMD is winning over the workstation market, Intel still dominates laptop gaming. However, AMD aims to change that in a hurry with the Ryzen 9 4900HS and 4900H Zen 2 mobile processors, launching ...
12:39 pm -04 - Mon, March 16, 2020
Engadget Alphabet's Verily launches coronavirus screening service in California
Verily -- Google's sibling healthcare brand -- has launched a website that will help adults in northern California determine whether they need a test for coronavirus. The "triage" pilot...
12:21 pm -04 - Mon, March 16, 2020
Engadget Apple hit with record-breaking $1.2 billion antitrust fine in France
Apple has been hit with a record-breaking fine for antitrust practices. French competition authority Autorit&eacute; de la Concurrence has found Apple and its wholesale distribution partners Ingra...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, March 16, 2020
Engadget Beats' redesigned Powerbeats earbuds have longer battery and hands-free Siri
The only thing left to do was officially announce it. Apple's Powerbeats 4 is far from a well-kept secret at this point. The tethered wireless earbuds popped up in an FCC filing in late February....
11:21 am -04 - Mon, March 16, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: What you actually need to play Stadia games in 4K
Besides getting Stadia running in 4K, I hope everyone is exercising restraint and good judgment as the effects of coronavirus continue to grow. Unsurprisingly, from our perspective, the effects have g...
10:25 am -04 - Mon, March 16, 2020
Engadget Apple Card holders can skip March payment due to impact of coronavirus
Following Apple's decision to close all of its retail stores outside of Greater China until March 27th, the company is taking further action in the face of the spreading coronavirus -- it's ...
09:28 am -04 - Mon, March 16, 2020
Engadget SpaceX aborts Falcon 9 launch with rare 'Liftoff! Disregard' sequence
With both computers and human controllers cautiously watching every single rocket function, it's not unusual for SpaceX to abort a launch. However, yesterday a Falcon 9 rocket was stopped at lite...
07:50 am -04 - Mon, March 16, 2020
Engadget Google Maps is making 'Live View' AR navigation more prominent
Last year, Google Maps introduced "Live View" AR navigation that visually guides you to a location using your phone's camera. The feature is still a bit difficult to find, though, so Go...
03:53 am -04 - Mon, March 16, 2020
Engadget Motorola's zero-bezel Edge phones may include a more affordable model
Just because Motorola might return to flagship phones with its high-end Edge+ model doesn't mean it's forgetting its more cost-conscious fans. XDA-Developers has shared leaked photos and det...
01:48 am -04 - Mon, March 16, 2020
Engadget TikTok will stop using China-based moderators to screen foreign content
TikTok has already taken steps to reassure the world that the Chinese government doesn't control its app overseas, including the use of non-Chinese moderators for the US and plans for a transpare...
12:18 am -04 - Mon, March 16, 2020
Engadget Israel will use anti-terrorist tracking tech to fight coronavirus outbreak
Israel's attempt to curb the coronavirus outbreak might be the next to jeopardize privacy. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has outlined plans to use anti-terrorism tracking technology to locat...
11:01 pm -04 - Sun, March 15, 2020
Engadget Broadcom lawsuit blames your Netflix habit for a drop in chip sales
Broadcom's success still depends in part on selling chips for cable set-top boxes, and it's apparently upset that TV viewers are headed elsewhere. The company has sued Netflix for allegedly...
09:45 pm -04 - Sun, March 15, 2020
Engadget FCC gives T-Mobile extra spectrum to cope with demand during coronavirus
T-Mobile pledged to keep people online during the coronavirus outbreak, and it's getting some help from the government to make that happen. The FCC is granting T-Mobile access to more 600MHz spe...
08:30 pm -04 - Sun, March 15, 2020
Engadget NASA warns Moon base plans might slip by a year
NASA's dreams of returning to the Moon with a permanent presence might have been overly ambitious. The agency's human exploration lead, Doug Loverro, has warned that plans for the lunar Gat...
07:14 pm -04 - Sun, March 15, 2020
Engadget Airbnb expands cancellation policy to cover stays affected by coronavirus
More than a few travel plans have been disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak, and Airbnb is acknowledging that with a broader cancellation policy. The service is expanding its worldwide Extenuating C...
04:55 pm -04 - Sun, March 15, 2020
Engadget Google says nationwide coronavirus website is in development
President Trump misspoke when he said Google was developing a national screening and test result site for potential coronavirus patients (that's just Verily's Bay Area pilot for now), but th...
04:55 pm -04 - Sun, March 15, 2020
Engadget Google says nationwide coronavirus website is in development (updated)
President Trump misspoke when he said Google was developing a national screening and test result site for potential coronavirus patients (that's just Verily's Bay Area pilot for now), but th...
03:30 pm -04 - Sun, March 15, 2020
Engadget After Math: How COVID-19 is already clobbering 2020
Welp, we had a good run, America. While every other developed nation on the planet scrambles to defend itself against the deadly spread of COVID-19, the US had to be dragged into fielding a response. ...
01:02 pm -04 - Sun, March 15, 2020
Engadget 'Minecraft' library helps you dodge news media censorship
There are numerous ways to evade censorship of the press, but it's getting increasingly difficult when countries like China and Russia are cracking down on VPNs and similar tools. Reporters With...
07:58 am -04 - Sun, March 15, 2020
Engadget 'Dreams' creators can apply to sell their work beyond the PS4
The PS4 title Dreams is a surprisingly powerful creative tool for both hobbyist game creators and artists, and Media Molecule wants to ensure at least some of those people are rewarded for their talen...
03:07 am -04 - Sun, March 15, 2020
Engadget Google details what you need to play Stadia games in 4K on the web
Now that you can play Google Stadia games in 4K on the web, you're probably wondering just what you need to see the game streaming service reach its visual potential. The company is happy to hel...
01:09 am -04 - Sun, March 15, 2020
Engadget Facebook is hosting a virtual GDC for Oculus VR titles
Facebook is hosting its own digital gaming event at the same time GDC would've been held if it wasn't cancelled due to coronavirus fears. The internet giant has announced that it will reveal...
11:47 pm -04 - Sat, March 14, 2020
Engadget Iran's coronavirus 'diagnosis' app looks more like a surveillance tool
Iran is known to have one of the more serious coronavirus infection rates at the moment, but the country's government appears to be exploiting that for the sake of political control. Vice has le...
10:31 pm -04 - Sat, March 14, 2020
Engadget Apple sets clearer rules for coronavirus-related apps
Apple has been cracking down on coronavirus-related apps for days, but now it's clarifying just what it will accept on the App Store. The tech giant has posted an update clarifying its rules for...
09:15 pm -04 - Sat, March 14, 2020
Engadget Moog and Korg make synth apps free to help musicians stuck at home
If you're a musician (or fan) whose concerts got scrapped over coronavirus concerns, you'll at least have more tools to produce music when you're at home. To start, Moog has made its M...
07:59 pm -04 - Sat, March 14, 2020
Engadget Sprint, T-Mobile pledge to keep subscribers connected amid outbreak
Like AT&amp;T and Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile have also vowed to support their customers in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. In an announcement posted on its website, Sprint said it won't...
06:43 pm -04 - Sat, March 14, 2020
Engadget Windows 10's built-in Linux kernel will be available to everyone soon
You won't have to be a tester to try Windows 10's new, built-in Linux kernel in the near future. Microsoft has confirmed that Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 will be widely available when Win...
05:32 pm -04 - Sat, March 14, 2020
Engadget EA suspends live esports events due to coronavirus outbreak
EA is suspending all its live esports events "until the global coronavirus situation improves." The company's decision affects all Apex Legends Global Series, EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global S...
04:14 pm -04 - Sat, March 14, 2020
Engadget 'Call of Duty: Warzone' gets 15 million players in four days
Call of Duty: Warzone's take on battle royale is continuing to grow quickly in its honeymoon phase. The developers have revealed that over 15 million people had tried the free-to-play mode as of...
03:00 pm -04 - Sat, March 14, 2020
Engadget Hitting the Books: Disney's influence on America's first stealth planes
Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we've done the hard work for you by scouring the internet for the most interesting, thought pro...
02:35 pm -04 - Sat, March 14, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: Disney released 'The Rise of Skywalker' early
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.As if this week didn't have enough happening (check below for a few highlights) Friday tossed in enough groundbreaking events for an entire week. At a White H...
01:30 pm -04 - Sat, March 14, 2020
Engadget Recommended Reading: Dead Sea Scroll fragments in DC are fakes
Exclusive: 'Dead Sea Scrolls' at the Museum of the Bible are all forgeriesMichael GreshkoNational GeographicWhen the Museum of the Bible opened in Washington, DC in 2017, it funded a researc...
10:47 am -04 - Sat, March 14, 2020
Engadget Pixel 4a will reportedly feature faster UFS 2.1 storage
Earlier this week, we got to learn a lot about the Pixel 4a when Cuban YouTube channel TecnoLike Plus uploaded a hands-on with a pre-production model of the upcoming phone. XDA Developers has now shar...
07:04 am -04 - Sat, March 14, 2020
Engadget All Apple Stores outside of Greater China are closing until March 27th
Apple CEO Tim Cook sent out a statement in the early hours of Saturday morning detailing Apple's worldwide response to COVID-19. Among the steps taken is news that the company will close its reta...
03:24 am -04 - Sat, March 14, 2020
Engadget 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' is available on digital a few days early
It looks like Frozen 2 isn't the only Disney property getting an early launch due to the current conditions of everything. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now available on most digital stores...
02:01 am -04 - Sat, March 14, 2020
Engadget Disney will start streaming 'Frozen 2' on Sunday, three months early
In a move that feels in parts altruistic and business savvy, Disney has bumped up the Disney+ streaming release date for Frozen 2 to this weekend. Many families are unexpectedly home and certainly fee...
12:38 am -04 - Sat, March 14, 2020
Engadget Netflix pauses production on 'Stranger Things,' other shows due to coronavirus
TV and media giants, including streaming services, are feeling the effects of the global coronavirus pandemic. According to The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline, Netflix has put a pause on all scripted...
11:24 pm -04 - Fri, March 13, 2020
Engadget Comcast suspends data caps, makes Xfinity WiFi free for 60 days
Yesterday Comcast and AT&amp;T were among ISPs announced some relaxed policies to help people suddenly stuck at home due to countermeasures taken in the fight against COVID-19. Today, along with a...
10:31 pm -04 - Fri, March 13, 2020
Engadget Facebook will shut down its MSQRD selfie app
MSQRD, the Snapchat-like selfie app Facebook acquired in 2016, will soon be no more. The social network said it plans to shut down the augmented reality app on April 13, though its technology will liv...
09:28 pm -04 - Fri, March 13, 2020
Engadget Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft's board of directors
Amid the spreading outbreak of COVID-19, Engadget reader Bill Gates has apparently decided "to dedicate more time to his philanthropic priorities including global health, development, education, ...
08:05 pm -04 - Fri, March 13, 2020
Engadget Google is building a website to coordinate coronavirus testing in the US
Google is building a website that will help people in the United States screen themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 and then, if necessary, direct them to drive-thru testing locations. Users will be ab...
08:05 pm -04 - Fri, March 13, 2020
Engadget Google's 'triage tool' for COVID-19 testing will be Bay Area-only, at first
Alphabet is building a website that will help people in the United States screen themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 and then, if necessary, direct them to drive-thru testing locations, President Dona...
07:49 pm -04 - Fri, March 13, 2020
Engadget Amazon Music opens up Alexa and streaming stats to artists
Amazon is finally launching an app to help musicians better understand how their music is performing on its music streaming service. It's available starting today on iOS and Android, and through ...
07:15 pm -04 - Fri, March 13, 2020
Engadget US wireless carriers pledge to suspend cancellations amid outbreak
One day after Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel called on the FCC to take aggressive action in response to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the federal agency has announced the Keep Americans Connecte...
07:00 pm -04 - Fri, March 13, 2020
Engadget The best deals we found this week: Mario games, iPad mini and more
We saw a number of good deals this week, with one of the highlights coming from Mario Day&mdash;or "Mar10" Day in Nintendo lingo. Some of the most popular Mario-verse games are still on ...
06:52 pm -04 - Fri, March 13, 2020
Engadget An improved MacBook Air could debut as early as next week
Apple hasn't really touched the current MacBook Air design since its 2018 debut unless you count the addition of True Tone, but it might be close to a substantial update. A MacRumors source with...
06:33 pm -04 - Fri, March 13, 2020
Engadget Instagram cracks down on coronavirus AR effects
Instagram is taking new steps to combat the spread of coronavirus-related misinformation. The company has removed augmented reality effects that claim to "diagnose" or "treat" coro...
05:45 pm -04 - Fri, March 13, 2020
Engadget Grab an Xbox One X bundle for $250 at B&H
If you're looking for a console to tide yourself (or your kids) over for spring break, now might be a prime opportunity. B&amp;H is selling an Xbox One X bundle that includes NBA 2K19 for a m...
05:27 pm -04 - Fri, March 13, 2020
Engadget Nintendo prevails in lawsuit over Switch console and JoyCon design
After two and a half years of back-and-forth, a patent battle around the Nintendo Switch's design has ended in a win for the Japanese gaming company. In 2017, Gamevice filed suit against Nintendo...
05:01 pm -04 - Fri, March 13, 2020
Engadget Grubhub waives fees for independent restaurants impacted by COVID-19
As people around the country begin "social distancing" to limit the spread of COVID-19, restaurants are already seeing a downturn in business. In partnership with mayors from Boston, Chicago...
04:49 pm -04 - Fri, March 13, 2020
Engadget YouTube rolls out Explore tab to expand your video recommendations
It took a couple of years, but YouTube is finally ready to replace the familiar Trending tab with a more comprehensive (and hopefully more useful) section. The company is rolling out a new Explore ta...
04:36 pm -04 - Fri, March 13, 2020
Engadget NBC News will host four short-form shows on Quibi
NBC is banking on short attention spans. The network's news division will host four different shows on the short-form, mobile streaming platform Quibi, when it launches next month. NBC News'...
04:25 pm -04 - Fri, March 13, 2020
Engadget Canon confirms that its 8K EOS R5 camera is not 'a fantasy'
I had no reason to doubt that Canon's upcoming EOS R5 camera would feature 8K video and up to 20 fps shooting speeds, but apparently some folks were skeptical. That's why the company has iss...
04:14 pm -04 - Fri, March 13, 2020
Engadget Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference goes online-only due to coronavirus
Nearly every major tech event this year to date has been cancelled or dramatically revamped over coronavirus concerns, and Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference is no exception. The company has...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, March 13, 2020
Engadget We need to talk about sex, tech and COVID-19
For the horny and lonely, sex and dating continues during the coronavirus pandemic. While Big Tech sticks its head in the sand, forcing its users to adapt, the sex industry leverages tech to show us h...
03:29 pm -04 - Fri, March 13, 2020
Engadget US is reportedly investigating ZTE over new bribery allegations
Just when it seemed that Chinese telecom manufacturer ZTE was in the clear, it is once again being investigated by the Justice Department. In March 2017, ZTE agreed to pay $1.19 billion and submit to ...
03:16 pm -04 - Fri, March 13, 2020
Engadget Looxid adapts its VR brain monitor for Oculus Rift S
Two years ago, Looxid Labs walked Engadget through a VR museum. A virtual display was pinned to the corner of the user's field of vision and contained real-time stats on his brain activity. At th...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, March 13, 2020
Engadget Users tell us what keeps the XPS 15 from being the perfect laptop
Dell's XPS 13 has long been one of our favorite laptops here at Engadget, but its bigger 15-inch sibling isn't too far behind in the rankings. In reviewing last year's model, Cherlynn L...
02:40 pm -04 - Fri, March 13, 2020
Engadget UK government enlists influencers to battle coronavirus misinformation
You've probably seen posts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter that say you can self-test for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, by holding your breath for 10 seconds. Accordin...
02:17 pm -04 - Fri, March 13, 2020
Engadget Windows 10's Your Phone app will let you copy-paste to Samsung devices
Microsoft is working on at least a couple of big features for Windows 10's Your Phone app, and Insider Preview users will be able to test them out after installing the latest test build. One of t...
02:02 pm -04 - Fri, March 13, 2020
Engadget Googles updated Home app will show Nest Cam events in its feed
iOS release notes reveal that Google is making a couple changes to its Home app. Once updated, the Feed tab will show important activity from supported devices, like your Nest Cam. Last year, Google s...
01:14 pm -04 - Fri, March 13, 2020
Engadget Microsoft issues emergency Windows 10 patch for leaked vulnerability
Microsoft has released an unscheduled patch for a security bug that it accidentally disclosed during the release of its March 2020 patch several days ago. While difficult to exploit, the vulnerability...
12:59 pm -04 - Fri, March 13, 2020
Engadget Remedy's mind-melting 'Control' gets a major expansion this month
If you've completed Remedy's award-winning Control, fear not: more content is on the way. The Finnish game developer has dropped a 20-second teaser for The Foundation, a paid update to its t...
12:45 pm -04 - Fri, March 13, 2020
Engadget Formula E season suspended due to coronavirus fears
FIA, the organizing body behind motor sport and Formula E have decided to suspend this year's racing season for up to two months. In response to concerns about managing the spread of COVID-19, th...
12:30 pm -04 - Fri, March 13, 2020
Engadget Engadget Podcast: Coronavirus and our remote work future
Well, we're officially living through a global pandemic, folks. This week, Devindra and Cherlynn chat about how coronavirus is pushing many companies towards remote work and better employee suppo...
12:05 pm -04 - Fri, March 13, 2020
Engadget Google explains the complex tech behind the Pixel 4's gesture radar
The Pixel 4's radar-powered Soli motion-sensing system now lets you play and pause music with a swipe, which might seem like a simple thing to implement. According to a new explainer post by Goog...
11:30 am -04 - Fri, March 13, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: Meet Lego Super Mario
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Just in case you were wondering how necessary ISP's bandwidth limits are, Comcast and AT&amp;T have found some wiggle room in response to the outbreak of ...
11:05 am -04 - Fri, March 13, 2020
Engadget Niantic cancels Pokmon Go and Wizards Unite community days
Niantic is postponing the Pok&eacute;mon Go and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite community days for March due to concerns around COVID-19. In a statement, the company said that the safety of its player...
10:10 am -04 - Fri, March 13, 2020
Engadget Washington state approves stronger facial recognition regulations
Washington officials have approved a set of stronger facial recognition regulations for the state. Members of the state's House of Representatives and the Senate have reached a final compromise o...
09:05 am -04 - Fri, March 13, 2020
Engadget All Call of Duty League matches for 2020 will be online-only events
Activision Blizzard has changed the way the Call of Duty League works in face of the COVID-19 outbreak. After cancelling all Overwatch League homestead matches, the company has announced that it'...
07:00 am -04 - Fri, March 13, 2020
Engadget Sennheiser's Momentum True Wireless 2 has ANC and improved battery life
Sennheiser's first true wireless earbuds were some of the best-sounding audio accessories that I tested last year. Unfortunately, that stellar audio quality was offset by frustrating touch contro...
05:37 am -04 - Fri, March 13, 2020
Engadget Vudu's 'Lists' feature helps you organize your video collection
Vudu has just introduced a new lists feature that will finally let users organize their selection of movies and TV shows. Instead of just sorting them through release date or alphabetical order, you c...
04:12 am -04 - Fri, March 13, 2020
Engadget Microsoft's Build conference will be a 'digital' online-only event for 2020
Microsoft's big event for developers in Seattle is traditionally where it shows off a lot of things that also impact us as consumers using Windows, Office or its other products, but this year it ...
03:18 am -04 - Fri, March 13, 2020
Engadget The NBA's esports league postpones 2020 season due to coronavirus
Just a day after two NBA players tested positive for COVID-19 and the league announced it would suspend activities for at least thirty days, its esports arm followed suit. The NBA 2K League will postp...
01:38 am -04 - Fri, March 13, 2020
Engadget Twitter client Brizzly launches with undo tweet feature
Twitter will likely never give us that edit button, but a new service might offer the next best thing: the ability to "undo." That's one of the standout features of Brizzly+, a newly-re...
12:17 am -04 - Fri, March 13, 2020
Engadget 'Overwatch' Archives event opens a month early for 2020
Blizzard's annual Overwatch Archives event just went live a month earlier than you'd expect. The limited-time event, which features story-driven co-op missions that provide backstories for O...
11:32 pm -04 - Thu, March 12, 2020
Engadget Facebook and Twitter take down accounts linked to Russian troll farm
Facebook and Twitter took down a network of accounts with links to the same Russian troll farm responsible for interfering in the 2016 presidential election.The Internet Research Agency (IRA), which h...
10:21 pm -04 - Thu, March 12, 2020
Engadget AT&T and Comcast improve internet access in response to COVID-19
With so many people in the US working and learning from home, as offices and schools close in response to the coronavirus pandemic, internet service providers (ISPs) are beginning to react. Comcast is...
09:51 pm -04 - Thu, March 12, 2020
Engadget MSI's PS42 Modern entry-level gaming laptop is on sale for $830
If you've been thinking of investing in an entry-level gaming laptop, now might be the time. The MSI PS42 Modern is on sale on Newegg for $830. That's a $770 savings off of the machine'...
09:23 pm -04 - Thu, March 12, 2020
Engadget NCAA cancels March Madness over coronavirus pandemic
The NCAA will not crown a basketball champion this year. Just one day after it said it would restrict attendance at upcoming Division 1 men's and women's basketball tournaments, the NCAA has...
09:07 pm -04 - Thu, March 12, 2020
Engadget 'Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp' gets a 'New Horizons' crossover event
Nintendo is determined to build up hype for Animal Crossing: New Horizons ahead of its March 20th debut, and that includes bringing a taste of the game to the modern Animal Crossing game you can alrea...
08:29 pm -04 - Thu, March 12, 2020
Engadget 'Guild Wars 2' defies the odds for online RPGs with a third expansion
Guild Wars 2 has been one of the most resilient online RPGs to date -- it has persisted for nearly eight years despite competition from heavyweights like World of Warcraft, not to mention its own chal...
08:01 pm -04 - Thu, March 12, 2020
Engadget Epic buys the company behind God of War's facial animations
Fortnite developer Epic Games has acquired a company called Cubic Motion. While it's not a household name, you've almost certainly seen the company's tech at work if you've played ...
07:40 pm -04 - Thu, March 12, 2020
Engadget Senators want to ban TikTok from government phones
All federal government employees could soon be banned from downloading TikTok on work-issued smartphones. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) and Rick Scott (R-Florida) have introduced a bill that would...
06:43 pm -04 - Thu, March 12, 2020
Engadget President Trump signs bill to help rural carriers replace Huawei gear
The US government is about to help rural carriers give Chinese telecom equipment the boot. President Trump has signed the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act (the Secure and Trusted Teleco...
06:23 pm -04 - Thu, March 12, 2020
Engadget 'PES' Euro 2020 DLC will happen, even if Euro 2020 doesn't
While it's looking less likely there will be a European Football Championship this year, eFootball PES 2020 fans will at least get the chance to recreate the tournament on their own and online. P...
06:00 pm -04 - Thu, March 12, 2020
Engadget A beginners guide to buying a synth
It's no secret that there's a growing interest in synths, drum machines and other electronic music instruments. There are many reasons for that -- most obviously because electronic music is ...
05:35 pm -04 - Thu, March 12, 2020
Engadget Ring temporarily pauses most third-party data collection
Ring promised to give users more control over their privacy -- and the company seems to be making an honest effort. After The Electronic Frontier Foundation discovered that Ring's apps were shari...
05:15 pm -04 - Thu, March 12, 2020
Engadget ACLU sues Homeland Security over airport facial recognition records
There's no question that AI surveillance is on the rise, but there are a lot of questions about just how extensively law enforcement agencies, like the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), are ...
04:15 pm -04 - Thu, March 12, 2020
Engadget Tinder delays the international debut of its apocalyptic adventure show
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Tinder has decided not to launch its Swipe Night show internationally this week. Last fall, when the show debuted in the US, Tinder described it as a "first-perso...
04:01 pm -04 - Thu, March 12, 2020
Engadget The 1997 'Blade Runner' game is being remastered for consoles and PC
After it recently became available to purchase again following years of legal and technical turmoil, the 1997 Blade Runner PC adventure game is about to be remastered for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nint...
03:48 pm -04 - Thu, March 12, 2020
Engadget TAG Heuer's latest smartwatches start at $1,800
Most smartwatches look like smart watches. For some people, that's perfectly fine. Others, though, prefer a more sophisticated look. The third generation of TAG Heuer's Connected series merg...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, March 12, 2020
Engadget Of all the smart speakers, what made you choose the Echo Show 5?
If you're in the market for a smart display, you have a lot of choices right now. If you need something small that works great as a bedside timekeeper, the Lenovo Smart Clock is ideal. For the ki...
02:28 pm -04 - Thu, March 12, 2020
Engadget Android Auto is coming to Harley-Davidson motorcycles
With the exception of a couple of late stragglers, Android Auto has become commonplace on most cars. Not so with motorcycles. But that's about to change with Harley-Davidson announcing that it pl...
02:14 pm -04 - Thu, March 12, 2020
Engadget The next iPhone could have a depth-sensing camera on the back
The latest thing to emerge from the wheels at the rumor mill is the suggestion that the next iPhone will get a rear-facing 3D camera. According to Fast Company's sources, Apple will cram TrueDept...
02:05 pm -04 - Thu, March 12, 2020
Engadget Lego's new sets put 'Super Mario Maker' in the real world
Lego and Nintendo feel like a perfect match. The pair's first official partnership is more than a basic licensed set, though. The aptly-named Lego Super Mario will come with a chunky version of t...
01:57 pm -04 - Thu, March 12, 2020
Engadget France threatens large fines and possible jail time for e-bike mods
France does not look kindly upon e-bike owners that hot rod their wheels. The country has just introduced a law that could see "offenders" slapped with a maximum fine of &euro;30,000 (US...
01:34 pm -04 - Thu, March 12, 2020
Engadget Discord relaxes streaming limits during coronavirus outbreak
In the wake of the coronavirus, streaming platform Discord is temporarily upping the limit on its Go Live service to 50 people at a time. In a blog post, the company said that it recognized that peopl...
01:23 pm -04 - Thu, March 12, 2020
Engadget The ExoMars rover mission has been postponed until 2022 for further testing
The ExoMars mission to carry a rover to the red planet will not launch this year as planned, according to the European Space Agency (ESA) and Russia's Roscosmos. The agencies announced that sever...
01:02 pm -04 - Thu, March 12, 2020
Engadget 'Roblox' announces limited-run 'Doctor Who' collaboration
Roblox has seen an impressive range of crossovers since its arrival in 2015. The game-slash-development platform has linked up with Jurassic Park, Dr Seuss and Star Wars. Now it's getting the Doc...
12:45 pm -04 - Thu, March 12, 2020
Engadget Tracking down unexpected sources of light pollution
Light pollution is the bane of stargazers, which is why you need to get out of the city to make the best use of your telescope. However, even in the middle of nowhere, your observations might still be...
12:25 pm -04 - Thu, March 12, 2020
Engadget Elektron's Model:Samples groovebox gets improved pitch control
Elektron has made a name for itself making complex and expensive electronic music gear, but over the last year or so it's made a serious bid for the entry-level market -- consumers that are keen ...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, March 12, 2020
Engadget Shadows cloud-based gaming service now starts at $12 per month
Shadow made a big splash when it launched its cloud-based PC gaming service back in 2018. For a monthly fee, the service brings the power of PC gaming to almost any device &ndash; from smartphone ...
11:30 am -04 - Thu, March 12, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: BMW will end production of the i8 soon
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.E3 is canceled. Due to the extended threat of the coronavirus pandemic, the gaming industry's biggest event of the year isn't happening. Please add it to...
11:01 am -04 - Thu, March 12, 2020
Engadget 'Overwatch' lead writer Michael Chu leaves Blizzard
Michael Chu, one of most recognizable creatives behind Blizzard's games, is leaving the company. Chu has been lead writer for Overwatch and its upcoming sequel Overwatch 2 since 2014, but he also...
10:05 am -04 - Thu, March 12, 2020
Engadget Magic Leap is reportedly trying to find a buyer
Following poor sales with its first augmented reality (AR) headset, Magic Leap is seeking a buyer for at least part of its business, according to Bloomberg. The company has reportedly already spoken w...
08:20 am -04 - Thu, March 12, 2020
Engadget Apple TV posts a full trailer for 'Beastie Boys Story'
With SXSW 2020 canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak, Apple is hyping its upcoming Beastie Boys documentary with a nearly three-minute trailer posted tonight on YouTube. Acquired at Sundance, the d...
07:09 am -04 - Thu, March 12, 2020
Engadget Netflix rolls out its cheaper mobile-only plan in the Philippines and Thailand
Netflix has expanded its cheaper mobile-only plan's reach and launched the option in the Philippines and Thailand. The streaming giant has been testing the subscription tier in emerging markets s...
03:58 am -04 - Thu, March 12, 2020
Engadget US House votes to extend FISA surveillance
The US House of Representatives has voted to approve legislation that extends the validity of three federal surveillance tools slated to expire this weekend. To elaborate, those tools are provisions o...
02:57 am -04 - Thu, March 12, 2020
Engadget 'Call of Duty: Warzone' racks up 6 million players in 24 hours
The new battle royale mode for Call of Duty Modern Warfare has been popular, and not just with Engadget editors. According to Activision, after 24 hours the game has already seen some 6 million player...
12:46 am -04 - Thu, March 12, 2020
Engadget Google is working on a native printing and scanning app for Chrome OS
Google is working on a native Chrome OS app for printing and scanning, according to 9to5Google. Even though Chromebooks are geared towards schools, they don't provide an easy way to see queued pr...
10:55 pm -04 - Wed, March 11, 2020
Engadget Overwatch League cancels all homestand matches through April
Activision Blizzard has cancelled some Overwatch League matches before in response to the coronavirus outbreak, but now it's taking no chances. The league has cancelled all Overwatch League home...
09:27 pm -04 - Wed, March 11, 2020
Engadget NCAA March Madness games will be played without fans
Precautions for the coronavirus outbreak are about to radically affect how many people watch college sports. The NCAA is responding to the risks of COVID-19 by restricting attendance at championship ...
08:49 pm -04 - Wed, March 11, 2020
Engadget Microsoft appoints its first-ever chief scientific officer
For the first in its history, there's a chief scientific officer at Microsoft. This week, the company appointed Eric Horvitz to the role as part of a broader reorganization following the departur...
08:05 pm -04 - Wed, March 11, 2020
Engadget NWSL soccer matches will stream on CBS All Access and Twitch
You might have an easy time watching National Women's Soccer League matches online this season. The league has struck deals that give CBS Sports and Twitch the rights to stream games for the nex...
07:40 pm -04 - Wed, March 11, 2020
Engadget BMW will discontinue its iconic i8 hybrid sports car in April
The BMW i8 was the company's first plug-in hybrid. When it hit the showroom floor as a concept vehicle, it was a stunner, and the consumer version was surprisingly similar to the prototype. The c...
07:19 pm -04 - Wed, March 11, 2020
Engadget YouTube will allow some creators to monetize coronavirus videos
YouTube says it's reassessing its coronavirus policies and will enable ads on a limited number of channels that discuss the outbreak. Initially, YouTube demonetized all videos that mentioned coro...
07:01 pm -04 - Wed, March 11, 2020
Engadget California ends opposition to T-Mobile and Sprint merger
New York isn't the only big state dropping its fight against T-Mobile's merger with Sprint. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has dropped the state's challenge against the mer...
06:42 pm -04 - Wed, March 11, 2020
Engadget EU plans to introduce sweeping 'right to repair' legislation for electronics
As part of its newly announced Circular Economy Action Plan, the European Commission, the body that drafts the EU's laws, says it will introduce right to repair legislation that will push electro...
06:02 pm -04 - Wed, March 11, 2020
Engadget UK to levy additional tax on big tech companies beginning April 1st
The UK's two percent tax on large, multinational tech companies goes into effect on April 1st. As much as big tech companies in the US may object, this is not an April Fools' Day joke. Unsur...
05:45 pm -04 - Wed, March 11, 2020
Engadget YouTube's latest series has musicians covering their birthday chart-toppers
YouTube might have a new, simple way to hook people on an original series: pack it full of big-name musicians. The video giant has introduced a Birthday Song series that, as the name implies, has art...
05:29 pm -04 - Wed, March 11, 2020
Engadget Sharp sues Vizio over display tech in 70-inch TVs
Sharp, the Japanese electronics company behind the world's largest 8K LCD TV, is suing Vizio and two other companies over alleged patent infringement. Sharp claims that the companies infringed 12...
05:12 pm -04 - Wed, March 11, 2020
Engadget Ring's latest doorbells feature a three-camera array
Over the weekend, a leak revealed the latest smart doorbells from Ring. The product pages -- which were quickly taken down from Ring's website -- highlighted the addition of a 5GHz wireless conne...
04:48 pm -04 - Wed, March 11, 2020
Engadget The Xbox E3 event will still happen, just online
E3, the most high-profile conference in the multibillion-dollar business of video games, has been canceled this year, but that doesn't mean the industry is going to stop altogether. Instead of ho...
04:40 pm -04 - Wed, March 11, 2020
Engadget Uber may temporarily suspend drivers exposed to the coronavirus
Uber says it may temporarily suspend both drivers and passengers who have been infected or come into contact with COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The company has established a 2...
04:30 pm -04 - Wed, March 11, 2020
Engadget Foldable phones are the future, but their software is stuck in the present
Take your boring glass rectangle of a phone and fold it in half! Or thirds! Or.. quarters? It's time for the shape of smartphones to change again. Over the last decade, they've settled into ...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, March 11, 2020
Engadget Why do memes suddenly matter in politics?
Michael Bloomberg's failed bid to become Democratic Party nominee will go down in infamy. Not only because he bankrolled the whole thing with his own vast fortune, but also where he spent it. Blo...
03:45 pm -04 - Wed, March 11, 2020
Engadget The latest iPad mini returns to its lowest price ever at $350
Amazon and Best Buy are offering a significant discount on the iPad mini 5 today. Both are selling the tablet for $350 for the 64GB WiFi model. While we've seen this price before (Amazon had it a...
03:42 pm -04 - Wed, March 11, 2020
Engadget E3 2020 is officially canceled
E3 won't be happening this year. Today, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) confirmed that the annual show -- known for its glitzy press conferences and blockbuster video game reveals --...
03:30 pm -04 - Wed, March 11, 2020
Engadget Using Lego therapy for autism
There is no cure for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which affects one out of every 59 children in the United States.One of its most common effects is difficulty with social interaction and everything...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, March 11, 2020
Engadget How Riot Games' new team plans to curb trolling before it begins
Riot Games doesn't use the word "toxic.""Toxicity means different things to different people," Riot's head of Player Dynamics Weszt Hart said. "What's trash tal...
02:46 pm -04 - Wed, March 11, 2020
Engadget Amazon's 'Just Walk Out' tech is coming to airport stores in March
That didn't take long. One of the first stores in the US to feature Amazon's Just Walk Out checkout-free technology will open on March 16th, one week after the company announced it was licen...
02:21 pm -04 - Wed, March 11, 2020
Engadget Yahoo launches its own unlimited data plan for $40 a month
Yahoo was a bastion of the early days of mainstream internet, but is it really relevant anymore? It's no secret that its popularity has waned in recent times, so in what is presumably a bid to br...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, March 11, 2020
Engadget 'Call of Duty: Warzone' is a serious contender to Fortnite's throne
Despite being pretty late to the party, Epic Games' Fortnite has become the battle royale title to beat. The cartoon-like survival shooter helped the company earn a reported $1.8 billion in 2019,...
01:44 pm -04 - Wed, March 11, 2020
Engadget 'Doom Eternal' won't be true 4K on Stadia despite early promises
When Google unveiled Stadia, id Software proudly proclaimed that Doom Eternal would be a marquee title that ran in "true 4K" on the game streaming service. Flash forward a year, however, an...
01:30 pm -04 - Wed, March 11, 2020
Engadget 'The Oprah Show' was secretly a great podcast all along
During its record-setting 25-year run from 1986 to 2011, The Oprah Winfrey Show became a pillar of pop culture. Equal parts TEDTalk, group therapy session, and self-help sermon, Oprah educated and ins...
01:13 pm -04 - Wed, March 11, 2020
Engadget Logitech's 3-in-1 dock charges your iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods
Now that wireless charging is becoming an increasingly popular method of juicing our devices, brands are looking at ways to simplify the experience even further -- why have several charging pads and d...
12:49 pm -04 - Wed, March 11, 2020
Engadget TikTok will open a US transparency center to combat spying fears
Following months of criticism for its potential risk to US security, video-sharing platform TikTok says it is planning a "transparency center" to provide outsiders with reassurance about the...
12:01 pm -04 - Wed, March 11, 2020
Engadget Google Search now delivers NHS advice in the UK
Starting this week, the first thing you'll see when you look up health conditions on Google in the UK is results straight from the NHS website. The tech giant is putting trusted information from ...
11:30 am -04 - Wed, March 11, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: Tesla might build a Cybertruck plant in 'central USA'
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.I've been waiting for another NFL-licensed 2K football game since ESPN NFL 2K5 on the original Xbox, and it appears the wait might be over. On Tuesday morning...
11:01 am -04 - Wed, March 11, 2020
Engadget Blue Origin shows off the engine and nose cone of its reusable rocket
In late 2018, the US Air Force awarded Blue Origin $500 million to build the New Glenn rocket with a reusable first stage and performance similar to SpaceX's Falcon Heavy. We haven't heard a...
10:10 am -04 - Wed, March 11, 2020
Engadget Epic Games Store now lets you add titles to a wishlist
Epic Games is finally giving you the ability to save games to a wishlist. The company has added "the first version of wishlists" to the Epic Games Store, which usually gets a lot of flak for...
07:48 am -04 - Wed, March 11, 2020
Engadget Cadillac's live virtual showroom is available in all 50 states
Cadillac's virtual showroom is now widely available, and it might have expanded just in time. The automaker has announced that Cadillac Live is available in all 50 states, and gives you a chance...
04:13 am -04 - Wed, March 11, 2020
Engadget Whisper left users' details exposed in an open database for years
The once-popular app Whisper promises a place where you can share secrets anonymously. According to a Washington Post report, however, it left sensitive information that can be tied to users' con...
01:38 am -04 - Wed, March 11, 2020
Engadget Elon Musk is 'scouting' new US locations for Cybertruck, Model Y production
So what's next after making a million Teslas? According to Elon Musk, a Cybertruck gigafactory that could be placed in "central USA," and Model Y production "for East Coast too.&qu...
01:24 am -04 - Wed, March 11, 2020
Engadget Gmail now supports multiple signatures
Gmail's support for just one email signature can be a pain if you don't always want to end your messages the same way -- you may not want to respond to a work request the same way you do an ...
12:41 am -04 - Wed, March 11, 2020
Engadget Google tells North American employees to work from home
With new reports of coronavirus cases being diagnosed popping up around the US, Google has taken the step of asking all North American employees to work from home if they can. The recommendation lasts...
12:24 am -04 - Wed, March 11, 2020
Engadget 'PUBG Mobile' tournament moves online to avoid coronavirus
One of the biggest mobile gaming tournaments is changing format to deal with the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Tencent and PUBG Corporation are turning the PUBG Mobile Pro League South Asia tourney i...
11:34 pm -04 - Tue, March 10, 2020
Engadget Twitter's new rules require labels for 'high-quality' bots
Not all bots are bad, but all bots need labels: those are Twitter's latest rules for bot accounts that don't want to risk getting booted off the platform. The change was made as part of the ...
11:00 pm -04 - Tue, March 10, 2020
Engadget Montblanc's first wireless headphones cost a steep $600
Montblanc is relatively seasoned when it comes to making smartwatches. After launching its debut connected watch in 2017, the company was the first to ship a device with Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wea...
10:38 pm -04 - Tue, March 10, 2020
Engadget 2020 New York Auto Show pushed back to August
The New York Auto Show was scheduled to open next month, but due to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak it has been rescheduled for late August. Mark Schienberg, president of the Greater New York A...
09:39 pm -04 - Tue, March 10, 2020
Engadget Google's next Chromecast Ultra may be an Android TV dongle
Google's Chromecast has evolved over the years, but the devices you can find in stores are still, at their heart, little more than conduits for whatever comes from your phone or PC. It looks lik...
08:56 pm -04 - Tue, March 10, 2020
Engadget Microsoft disrupts a botnet that infected 9 million computers
Today, Microsoft and partners from 35 countries took steps to disrupt a botnet behind the world's largest cybercrime network. The botnet, Necurs, has infected an estimated nine million computers ...
07:33 pm -04 - Tue, March 10, 2020
Engadget Game Developers Conference will stream panels and awards for free
Just because the in-person Game Developers Conference is cancelled for 2020 doesn't mean you'll be out of luck if you want to keep abreast of game industry news. GDC organizers are planning...
06:51 pm -04 - Tue, March 10, 2020
Engadget Pixel 4a leak video dives into the phones most intimate details
In a repeat of last year, one of Google's upcoming Pixels phones has found its way into the hands of a YouTuber ahead of its official launch. Just two days after we saw a grainy photo of the Pixe...
06:32 pm -04 - Tue, March 10, 2020
Engadget Disney reportedly scrapped a 'Tron' series from John Ridley
As scarce as Disney+ originals might be at the moment, Disney is apparently being picky about just what reaches its streaming service. Hollywood Reporter sources claim Disney+ developed and ditched t...
05:11 pm -04 - Tue, March 10, 2020
Engadget iOS 14 might let you scroll through apps in a list view
Apple appears to be working on a new homescreen option for iOS 14 that will allow users to view their apps in a list format. Leaked code, obtained by 9to5Mac, suggests that the list format will let us...
04:52 pm -04 - Tue, March 10, 2020
Engadget 'Horizon Zero Dawn' arrives on PC this summer
It turns out the reports were accurate: Sony will release Horizon Zero Dawn on PC. Herman Hulst, the company's recently promoted head of worldwide studios, confirmed the news in an interview with...
04:21 pm -04 - Tue, March 10, 2020
Engadget Nintendo offers a rare discount on select Mario games
It's rare to see first-party Nintendo games go on sale. But thanks to Mario Day (otherwise known as Mar10 in honor of the mustachioed plumber), you can get several of the company's recent re...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, March 10, 2020
Engadget Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 true wireless earbuds review
If it ain't broke, make small tweaks to improve it anyway.That's not quite how the old saying goes, but that's the approach Bang &amp; Olufsen took with its third-generation E8 true...
03:45 pm -04 - Tue, March 10, 2020
Engadget Uber resumes self-driving car tests on San Francisco streets
Two years after Uber suspended all self-driving car tests following the death of a pedestrian, it is creeping back onto San Francisco's streets. Today, Uber Advanced Technologies Group (ATG) resu...
03:10 pm -04 - Tue, March 10, 2020
Engadget Uber rolls out text-to-911 feature across the US
As part of its ongoing efforts to keep drivers and passengers safe, Uber is introducing a new, in-app text-to-911 feature in the US. It could be especially useful if a driver or passenger needs to con...
02:18 pm -04 - Tue, March 10, 2020
Engadget NFL and 2K revive their partnership to make more football games
2K is well known for its NBA, WWE and PGA video games, but it hasn't made an NFL title since 2004. That's about to change. Today, the NFL and 2K announced that they've revived a partner...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, March 10, 2020
Engadget 'Command & Conquer Remastered Collection' arrives on June 5th
Real-time strategy fans won't have to wait much longer to pit the GDI and Brotherhood of Nod against one another in 4K. EA will release Command &amp; Conquer Remastered Collection on Steam an...
01:55 pm -04 - Tue, March 10, 2020
Engadget FuboTV adds NHL and MLB coverage to its premium sports packages
With FuboTV, the soccer programming focus is right there in the name. However, the cord-cutting service wants to capture fans of all sports, so it has just unveiled two pretty great new additions. If ...
01:30 pm -04 - Tue, March 10, 2020
Engadget Dyson's Corrale is a $500 straightening iron with flexing plates
Following the success of the Supersonic hairdryer and Airwrap curler, Dyson is ready to unveil its latest hairstyling device. The company is leveraging its experience in heating and cooling home appli...
01:30 pm -04 - Tue, March 10, 2020
Engadget Dyson's Corrale is a $500 straightening iron with over-engineered plates
Following the success of the Supersonic hairdryer and Airwrap curler, Dyson is ready to unveil its latest hairstyling device. The company is leveraging its experience in heating and cooling home appli...
01:14 pm -04 - Tue, March 10, 2020
Engadget Huawei will livestream its P40 phone unveiling on March 26th
Huawei is joining the ranks of companies moving to online events to minimize the risk of coronavirus infections. The Chinese tech giant is now set to introduce its P40 series phones through an online...
01:14 pm -04 - Tue, March 10, 2020
Engadget A popular analytics platform secretly scraped user data via VPN apps
Popular analytics platform Sensor Tower has been secretly harvesting data from millions of people with Android and iOS ad-blocking and VPN apps, according to an investigation by BuzzFeed News. It'...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, March 10, 2020
Engadget Why the tech world is waging war on bezels
Our screens have always been defined, at least in part, by their frames. Early TVs had tiny 10-inch screens, housed in enormous cases that looked more like furniture than anything you'd recognize...
12:39 pm -04 - Tue, March 10, 2020
Engadget 'Phantasy Star Online 2' will finally come to North America next week
It's been a long time coming, but Phantasy Star Online 2 is set to make its North American debut this month. Japan's hotly-anticipated online action RPG will launch in open beta on Xbox One ...
12:21 pm -04 - Tue, March 10, 2020
Engadget Adidas' smart insoles use Google tech to improve your 'FIFA Mobile' scores
Just a few days ago Google and Adidas teased a smart insole designed to work with FIFA Mobile -- now we know exactly what it looks like. The Adidas GMR slips into your sneakers to monitor your perform...
12:01 pm -04 - Tue, March 10, 2020
Engadget Sega Saturn classic 'Panzer Dragoon' is getting the VR treatment
Well, that was unexpected. Out of nowhere, a relatively unknown game developer has announced a VR version of Panzer Dragoon, a beloved rail shooter franchise that started on the Sega Saturn in the mid...
11:30 am -04 - Tue, March 10, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: 'Call of Duty: Warzone' joins the free battle royale trend
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.This week, Westworld is back and despite my issues with how season two unfolded, I'm ready and waiting for season three. Aaron Paul and Marshawn Lynch are int...
11:15 am -04 - Tue, March 10, 2020
Engadget Netflix signs John Boyega's production studio to expand African content
Netflix is continuing its push to get more African content on its platform by partnering with Star Wars actor John Boyega and his company UpperRoom Productions. The indie production house will be resp...
10:10 am -04 - Tue, March 10, 2020
Engadget Tesla's one millionth car is a Model Y
Tesla has reached one of its goals, which once sounded a bit too lofty and ambitious: manufacturing one million electric vehicles by 2020. Company chief Elon Musk has shared a couple of images on Twit...
08:14 am -04 - Tue, March 10, 2020
Engadget BMW won't sell its first electric crossover in the US
BMW's first all-electric crossover isn't coming to the US in 2021 -- in fact, it's not coming to the US at all. The automaker first mentioned that the BMW iX3 is "not currently pla...
06:16 am -04 - Tue, March 10, 2020
Engadget What's on TV this week: 'Westworld' and 'Carmen Sandiego'
This week the F1 gets back in action in Australia, while HBO premieres Westworld season three. On streaming, Netflix's latest interactive feature is a Carmen Sandiego episode that's made for...
03:51 am -04 - Tue, March 10, 2020
Engadget Facebook's experimental Stories feature lets users cross-post to Instagram
Facebook has started testing a feature that will finally allow you to cross-post Stories to Instagram. The social network released a tool that gives you the capability to cross-post Instagram Stories ...
01:29 am -04 - Tue, March 10, 2020
Engadget Google Groups still exists and it's getting a redesign
Google has famously killed off a number of social network and messaging services over the last couple of decades (remember Allo? Or Google Talk?). But, amazingly, the Usenet-linked Google Groups setup...
11:55 pm -04 - Mon, March 9, 2020
Engadget Arlo will require two-step sign-ins for its smart home devices
Arlo is following the leads of Nest and Ring in requiring tighter security for its smart home devices. It's warning customers that it'll require two-factor authentication for accounts by th...
10:12 pm -04 - Mon, March 9, 2020
Engadget Netflix will end 'Lost in Space' with a third season in 2021
One of Netflix's biggest sci-fi shows (and biggest shows, period) is winding to a close. Netflix has renewed Lost in Space for a third and final season expected to premiere sometime in 2021. Th...
09:25 pm -04 - Mon, March 9, 2020
Engadget Former Nintendo exec Reggie Fils-Aim joins GameStop's board
GameStop thinks it has a way to turn around its struggling business: give a video game industry legend a say in the company's future. The retailer has appointed three new people to its board of ...
08:53 pm -04 - Mon, March 9, 2020
Engadget Quibi accused of patent infringement for its 'Turnstyle' video feature
The short-form, mobile video streaming platform Quibi is scheduled to launch on April 6th, but it's already facing a patent infringement dispute. Eko, a New York-based company that creates intera...
08:07 pm -04 - Mon, March 9, 2020
Engadget Apple says it's safe to clean your iPhone with disinfectant wipes
Apple has updated its website to let iPhone, iPad and Mac owners know it's okay to clean their devices with disinfectant wipes. The new advice comes as the ongoing coronavirus outbreak worsens gl...
07:45 pm -04 - Mon, March 9, 2020
Engadget Apple may expand mouse support with iPadOS 14
It appears that Apple may bring mouse support to iPad OS 14. Apple added some compatibility for external mice as an Accessibility setting in iOS 13, but 9to5Mac has spotted code that suggests mouse-co...
07:17 pm -04 - Mon, March 9, 2020
Engadget Honda will discontinue its Clarity EV in 2020
Honda is discounting the pure-electric version of its lease-only Clarity, Autoblog reports. It appears that Honda will continue to produce the plug-in hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell Clarity models, at ...
06:40 pm -04 - Mon, March 9, 2020
Engadget Apple Watch may get a kids mode and sleep tracking
Apple seems to be hard at work on new features for its wearable. Yesterday, news broke that the company is planning on integrating a feature that will detect low blood oxygen levels in a user, which c...
06:15 pm -04 - Mon, March 9, 2020
Engadget 'Call of Duty: Warzone' is a free battle royale game launching tomorrow
As expected, Activision has announced Call of Duty: Warzone, a brand new free-to-play battle royale based on its popular first-person shooter franchise. If you already own a copy of Modern Warfare, yo...
06:00 pm -04 - Mon, March 9, 2020
Engadget March Madness app streams two games side-by-side on Android TV and Fire TV
It's nearly time for the best weekend in sports all year: the start of March Madness. Ahead of the 2020 NCAA basketball tournament, Turner is updating its arsenal of streaming apps for this year&...
05:49 pm -04 - Mon, March 9, 2020
Engadget Best Buy discounts the entry MacBook Air to its best price yet
Best Buy has a pair of good deals on the MacBook Air. You can currently get the 128GB gold model for $850, down from its usual price of $1,100. If gold isn't your thing, both the silver and space...
04:49 pm -04 - Mon, March 9, 2020
Engadget Behringer is building a free digital audio workstation
When it comes to producing music, a digital audio workstation (DAW) is one of the most important tools of the trade. This software is where musicians record and edit tracks, add effects, and play virt...
04:28 pm -04 - Mon, March 9, 2020
Engadget Facebook labels manipulated video of Biden 'endorsing' Trump as 'partly false'
Twitter isn't the only one flagging a manipulated Trump video to warn users. Facebook has labeled a video of presidential hopeful Joe Biden appearing to endorse Trump as "partly false inform...
04:23 pm -04 - Mon, March 9, 2020
Engadget SoulCycle's $2,500 home-fitness bike is almost ready for pre-order
There is plenty of high-tech home-fitness equipment on the market -- like Peloton bikes and treadmills, the Echelon rowing machine and Mirror. But if you've been holding out for the official Soul...
03:53 pm -04 - Mon, March 9, 2020
Engadget Spotify's new home screen helps you get back to favorites
Spotify still isn't done revamping its mobile app. The music service is rolling out a "refreshed" mobile home screen for Android and iOS that makes it easier to return to favorites. Y...
03:19 pm -04 - Mon, March 9, 2020
Engadget DJI's Osmo Pocket gimbal camera drops to $279 at Amazon
Now might be a good time to buy if you're eager to record super-stable video for your vlog. Amazon is selling DJI's Osmo Pocket gimbal camera for $279 with a 32GB microSD card included -- a ...
02:45 pm -04 - Mon, March 9, 2020
Engadget Apples iPad and Keyboard Folio is all I need
I owe you, dear readers, an explanation. After the launch of the seventh-generation iPad, I got mad at Apple charging $160 for the accompanying keyboard folio. For a slate designed for school kids, I ...
02:37 pm -04 - Mon, March 9, 2020
Engadget Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey isn't going anywhere (for now)
At least for the time being, it looks like Jack Dorsey will get to keep his job as the CEO of Twitter. On Monday, the social media company announced a new $1 billion investment deal with Silver Lake a...
01:50 pm -04 - Mon, March 9, 2020
Engadget ESPN will be the home of PGA Tour's streaming service in 2022
You might end up paying less to stream live golf tourneys in the future. As part of a larger media deal, PGA Tour Live will be included as part of the ESPN+ base package starting in 2022 -- it'll...
01:30 pm -04 - Mon, March 9, 2020
Engadget The esports elders defying their age
For most people, the phrase 'esports athlete' conjures an image of a teenager or twenty-something hunched over a keyboard, controller or fighting stick. That generalization holds some weight...
12:56 pm -04 - Mon, March 9, 2020
Engadget Powerbeats 4 leak gives a first glimpse at Apples new sporty earbuds
Apple's latest iteration of the Powerbeats earbuds came back in 2016, so they're well overdue an upgrade. Now, it looks like that's on its way. Images of the unannounced Powerbeats 4 ha...
12:25 pm -04 - Mon, March 9, 2020
Engadget Amazon's checkout-free tech is heading to other retailers
Checkout-free, cashless supermarkets -- a novelty shopping experience or the future of bricks and mortar retail? According to Amazon -- which turned the concept into a 10,400-square-foot reality -- it...
11:32 am -04 - Mon, March 9, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: A cheaper Google Pixel and a flagship Motorola phone leaked
Hey, good morning!When the world's biggest phone show never happened, companies like LG and Huawei resorted to showing their new devices at dedicated events from New York to London and Hong Kong....
11:05 am -04 - Mon, March 9, 2020
Engadget Google Maps borrows Lens tech to highlight popular restaurant dishes
Google introduced big changes to Lens at its I/O conference last year by turning your phone's camera into a powerful search tool. With one of the key features, you could point your camera at a re...
10:31 am -04 - Mon, March 9, 2020
Engadget Call of Duty Warzone leak details a free, cross-platform battle royale
Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward is preparing to launch a brand-new battle royale mode called Warzone. Well, game might be more appropriate. It's complicated, okay? The successor to Blackout,...
08:10 am -04 - Mon, March 9, 2020
Engadget Twitter labels video retweeted by Trump as 'manipulated media'
A video created by the White House social media director and retweeted by Donald Trump is the first to be tagged by Twitter as "manipulated media." The video shows Democratic candidate Joe B...
03:40 am -04 - Mon, March 9, 2020
Engadget Apple Watch might detect your blood oxygen levels
In the future, your Apple Watch might detect more health trouble than an irregular heartbeat. Tipsters talking to 9to5Mac claim that Apple is working on the ability to detect blood oxygen levels thro...
01:53 am -04 - Mon, March 9, 2020
Engadget New York power plant mines Bitcoin using excess energy
A natural gas power plant can't always send excess energy into the grid, frequently leading to waste as the gas is flared or vented away. However, a plant in Dresden, New York thinks it has a so...
12:35 am -04 - Mon, March 9, 2020
Engadget Coronavirus home testing kits are coming to Seattle
It might soon be much easier and safer to determine if someone has been infected by the novel coronavirus. The team behind a Gates Foundation-backed project told the Seattle Times that it's prepa...
11:18 pm -04 - Sun, March 8, 2020
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S20 Ultra is surprisingly sturdy
If you're going to drop $1,400 on a top-of-the-line smartphone like the Galaxy S20 Ultra, you'd expect it to be tough enough to survive the abuses of daily life, wouldn't you? Thankful...
10:03 pm -04 - Sun, March 8, 2020
Engadget Apple reduces capacity at store events to deal with coronavirus outbreak
Apple is grappling with more than just iPhone shortages as it takes precautions against spreading the novel coronavirus. Company chief Tim Cook has sent a memo outlining a series of new steps to redu...
08:47 pm -04 - Sun, March 8, 2020
Engadget Google location data led police to investigate an innocent cyclist
Those concerns about police indiscriminately collecting Google location data have some grounding in the real world. NBC News has revealed that police inadvertently made a suspect of an innocent cycli...
07:33 pm -04 - Sun, March 8, 2020
Engadget Pixel 4a photo leaks hint at a no-frills budget phone
Those early Pixel 4a rumors might just carry some weight. Photo leaks appearing on Twitter and Reddit appear to show Google's upcoming low-cost phone in the wild, and they seem to validate earli...
06:16 pm -04 - Sun, March 8, 2020
Engadget Uber, Lyft will compensate drivers affected by coronavirus outbreak
The coronavirus outbreak is affecting many workers, but it could hit those in the gig economy particularly hard when many of them don't get sick leave or other benefits. Those companies may help...
03:30 pm -04 - Sun, March 8, 2020
Engadget After Math: Anything worth doing is worth overdoing
2020 is shaping up to be the year without conventions. Google I/O, Facebook F8, GDC, OMG, and MWC have already been called off, with exhibitors jumping ship from SXSW by the handful and Computex and E...
01:02 pm -04 - Sun, March 8, 2020
Engadget Ring's next Video Doorbell will show what happened before an alert
You don't have to wonder how Ring will build on the Video Doorbell 2 -- the company has already spoiled its plans in advance. Zatz Not Funny spotted a briefly available product page (you're...
08:39 am -04 - Sun, March 8, 2020
Engadget AMD CPUs for the past 9 years are vulnerable to data leak attacks
It's not just Intel chips that are vulnerable to hard-to-fix security flaws. Researchers at the Graz University of Technology have detailed a pair of side channel attacks under the "Take A ...
04:40 am -05 - Sun, March 8, 2020
Engadget Lotus has already sold out of its electric hypercar for 2020
Did you stare at the Lotus Evija and wonder how anyone could justify an electric hypercar costing over $2.6 million, especially from a brand best known for far lighter and cheaper gas vehicles? Appar...
02:39 am -05 - Sun, March 8, 2020
Engadget Huawei reportedly expects steep drop in 2020 phone sales due to US ban
The US government's decision to blacklist Huawei didn't immediately spell calamity for the Chinese tech giant, but it might not be so confident in 2020. The Information sources claim that H...
01:20 am -05 - Sun, March 8, 2020
Engadget Google can add account security keys through Safari and mobile Chrome
If you're determined to keep your Google account airtight with a security key, you might have an easier time getting started. Google has made it possible for G Suite and Cloud Identity users to ...
12:03 am -05 - Sun, March 8, 2020
Engadget Motorola's first high-end phone in years may have a 'bezel-free' display
Motorola hasn't really produced a flagship-quality phone since the Moto Z3, but it might make up for lost time with a device that ticks the latest checkboxes. Onleaks and Pricebaba have shared r...
10:50 pm -05 - Sat, March 7, 2020
Engadget Philips Hue is ending support for the first-gen Bridge on April 30th
The first-gen Philips Hue Bridge, which was released back in 2012, will lose access to the system's online services on April 30th. Signify, the company that used to be known as Philips Lighting, ...
09:32 pm -05 - Sat, March 7, 2020
Engadget Stanford moves classes online to deal with coronavirus outbreak
Online education is about to get a major (if short) field test. Stanford University is moving the last two weeks of winter quarter classes online "to the extent feasible" to reduce the chan...
08:15 pm -05 - Sat, March 7, 2020
Engadget Apple will fix iPad Air tablets with blank screen issues
Apple has launched a new repair program for iPad Air, and you may want to take note if you have a third-gen device with a screen that suddenly went dead. According to the tech giant, screens on a &quo...
07:01 pm -05 - Sat, March 7, 2020
Engadget Google and Adidas prep smart insoles that tie into 'FIFA Mobile'
Your swift-footedness in real life could soon translate to the games you play. The combination of an official teaser and a Footy Headlines leak has offered a peek at Adidas GMR insoles that use a Goo...
05:44 pm -05 - Sat, March 7, 2020
Engadget SpaceX launches its original Dragon capsule for the last time
The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft made history in 2012 by becoming the first ever commercial spacecraft to dock with the ISS. Last night, the space company sent the first-gen Dragon on its 20th resupply an...
04:30 pm -05 - Sat, March 7, 2020
Engadget Hitting the Books: How an attempt at digital allyship fell flat
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...
03:05 pm -05 - Sat, March 7, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: The Nintendo PlayStation prototype sold for $360k
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.The word for the week is "canceled." As additional cases of the new coronavirus continue to pop up, companies and event planners took steps to try and av...
02:30 pm -05 - Sat, March 7, 2020
Engadget Recommended Reading: The AI surveillance company watching Utah
This small company is turning Utah into a surveillance panopticonJason Koebler, Emanuel Maiberg, and Joseph CoxMotherboardIf you think Clearview's AI-powered facial recognition is a major problem...
09:55 am -05 - Sat, March 7, 2020
Engadget Postmates and Instacart introduce 'no contact' deliveries
First it was Uber's Quiet Cars, and now the socially avoidant can get their Postmates without actually seeing anyone. The company added "Dropoff Options" to its delivery service without...
04:42 am -05 - Sat, March 7, 2020
Engadget NVIDIA GeForce Now loses support for 'Borderlands,' 'Civ' and other 2K games
NVIDIA is dropping even more titles from GeForce Now's shrinking selection of games. In a post on the company's forum, a staff member has revealed that NVIDIA will start removing 2K games fr...
02:14 am -05 - Sat, March 7, 2020
Engadget Robot learns to set the dinner table by watching humans
To date, teaching a robot to perform a task has usually involved either direct coding, trial-and-error tests or handholding the machine. Soon, though, you might just have to perform that task like yo...
11:50 pm -05 - Fri, March 6, 2020
Engadget Researchers: Facebooks ad transparency tools are easy to evade
Facebook has long touted its rules requiring transparency in political advertising as one of the company's most important policy changes following Russian interference in the 2016 election. But n...
10:47 pm -05 - Fri, March 6, 2020
Engadget Google explains how it's tackling the coronavirus outbreak
Google's efforts to inform people about the coronavirus outbreak extend well beyond a search alert. The company has outlined all the ways it's addressing COVID-19, including a bid to stamp ...
09:59 pm -05 - Fri, March 6, 2020
Engadget Austin cancels SXSW over coronavirus fears
During a news conference on Friday afternoon, Austin city officials announced that they have declared a local disaster and canceled this year's SXSW festival. The show is being called off over in...
08:58 pm -05 - Fri, March 6, 2020
Engadget Canada's first 5G network goes live in four cities
You no longer need to head to the US if you want a taste of 5G in North America. After starting its rollout in January, Rogers has switched on Canada's first live 5G network in the downtown core...
08:32 pm -05 - Fri, March 6, 2020
Engadget The Nintendo PlayStation sells for $360,000 at auction
The only known "Nintendo Play Station" console in existence is changing hands. Bidding for the legendary prototype concluded earlier today when someone placed a $300,000 bid. With the buyer&...
08:00 pm -05 - Fri, March 6, 2020
Engadget The best deals we found this week: The HomePod, Pixel 4 and more
The first week of March brought a number of good deals, including some on Apple products that rarely go on sale. The HomePod smart speaker is down to its Black Friday price again, and a number of Appl...
07:47 pm -05 - Fri, March 6, 2020
Engadget The company behind the robotic arms that help us explore Mars
Despite best efforts, we're still decades if not generations away from regularly living and working off-planet -- whether that's in LEO habitation rings, moon bases, or on the Martian surfac...
07:21 pm -05 - Fri, March 6, 2020
Engadget Newegg is selling Sony's excellent WH-1000XM3 headphones for $250
Sony's WH-1000XM3 headphones need no introduction at this point. They're one of the best pairs of Bluetooth noise-cancelling headphones you can buy at the moment. On Newegg, the black model ...
07:01 pm -05 - Fri, March 6, 2020
Engadget Windows 10 gives users more control of what diagnostic data they share
In another attempt to give Windows 10 users more control over their data, Microsoft is making a few changes to its Settings app and Group Policy settings in the latest Windows 10 preview build (19577)...
06:32 pm -05 - Fri, March 6, 2020
Engadget FCC could require phone companies to authenticate calls
Today, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai proposed new rules that would require phone companies to adopt the STIR/SHAKEN protocol, an increasingly popular method for caller ID authentication. The rules are meant t...
06:07 pm -05 - Fri, March 6, 2020
Engadget Tesla reportedly omitted 'hundreds' of injuries from government reports
Over the past several years, Tesla has reportedly omitted "hundreds" of employee injury reports from the annual summaries it sent to California's Division of Occupational Safety and Hea...
05:48 pm -05 - Fri, March 6, 2020
Engadget Quibi is launching on April 6th with 50 shows
There's been a lot of hype around Quibi, the upcoming streaming platform designed for your phone, and we finally have some concrete launch details. Quibi will be available on April 6th. It will l...
05:30 pm -05 - Fri, March 6, 2020
Engadget Cosmos: Possible Worlds finds hope for humanity in a hopeless era
In a time where it's easy to feel a bit concerned about the fate of civilization -- take your pick of calamities, really -- National Geographic's Cosmos is like a hope-filled salve. Develope...
04:55 pm -05 - Fri, March 6, 2020
Engadget Indie horror classic 'Amnesia' is getting a sequel called 'Rebirth'
Amnesia: The Dark Descent was a breath of fresh air when it hit PCs in 2010. Rather than using Resident Evil, Silent Hill, or any of the other classic survival horror games as a template, it created a...
04:34 pm -05 - Fri, March 6, 2020
Engadget Google Messages may send iMessage-style 'liked a photo' reaction texts
It looks like Google Messages will soon let users send iMessage-like reaction text messages to people without Rich Communication Services (RCS). If the recipient doesn't use Google's next-ge...
04:00 pm -05 - Fri, March 6, 2020
Engadget How to buy a compact camera in 2020
If you want better photos than a smartphone can deliver but also don't want a bulky DSLR or mirrorless camera, you may need a compact camera in your life. Good models have much bigger sensors, op...
03:14 pm -05 - Fri, March 6, 2020
Engadget Konamis TurboGrafx-16 mini has been delayed due to coronavirus
The TurboGrafx-16 is the latest system from the late '80s and early '90s to get a mini console revival and join the likes of the Nintendo NES Classic Edition and Sega Genesis Mini. Fans will...
02:44 pm -05 - Fri, March 6, 2020
Engadget Amazon is selling the Pixel 4 at its lowest price ever
We've seen Amazon and a variety of other retailers discount the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL several times over the last couple of months. However, this time you around, you can buy the smaller Pixel 4...
02:05 pm -05 - Fri, March 6, 2020
Engadget Lettuce grown on the ISS is as nutritious as Earth harvests, scientists find
The red romaine lettuce astronauts grew on the ISS a few years ago aren't just as good as Earth-grown lettuce, they're also as nutritious. NASA's Gioia Massa, Christina Khodadad and the...
01:30 pm -05 - Fri, March 6, 2020
Engadget Podcast: Coronavirus hits tech and a chat with Cosmos's Ann Druyan
This week on the Engadget Podcast, we dive into the many ways the coronavirus is affecting the tech industry, all the while remembering to wash our hands and not touch our faces. It's not quite a...
01:05 pm -05 - Fri, March 6, 2020
Engadget Researchers discover that Intel chips have an unfixable security flaw
Security researchers have discovered another flaw in recent Intel chips that, while difficult to exploit, is completely unpatchable. The vulnerability is within Intel's Converged Security and Man...
12:30 pm -05 - Fri, March 6, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: Sonos stops using 'recycle mode' to brick old devices
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.James Bond movies have an... interesting dynamic when it comes to product placement. In recent times, there have been fewer Aston Martins and Rolexes. There was th...
12:10 pm -05 - Fri, March 6, 2020
Engadget Google Assistant will lose John Legend's voice on March 23rd
You only have until March 23rd to ask John Legend to serenade you through Google Assistant. The tech giant has announced that it's ending the musician's Assistant cameo in a couple of weeks,...
11:46 am -05 - Fri, March 6, 2020
Engadget Oppo's first Android smartwatch borrows a lot from Apple
Something felt a little familiar about Xiaomi's Apple Watch clone when we first laid eyes on it a few months ago, but Oppo's first entry into the smartwatch space may have made us do a doubl...
11:15 am -05 - Fri, March 6, 2020
Engadget Japan's public broadcaster sets its 8K schedule for the Tokyo Olympics
The Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic games are still on schedule to take place this summer, and Japan's public broadcaster has been planning for years to make sure its an 8K showcase event. If you�...
10:00 am -05 - Fri, March 6, 2020
Engadget Oppo's Find X2 Pro is a huge, high-spec phone to rival the Galaxy S20 Ultra
Even though Oppo isn't as well-known in the US, chances are you might have come across one of its recent tech demos. This is the brand that brought us the pop-up camera wedge, periscope-based 10x...
09:45 am -05 - Fri, March 6, 2020
Engadget Apple is rejecting coronavirus apps to limit virus misinformation
Apple and Google are taking measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus misinformation from apps, according to a report from CNBC. Apple, for one, is rejecting all coronavirus-related mobile apps th...
07:02 am -05 - Fri, March 6, 2020
Engadget SpaceX will fly space tourists to the ISS as soon as next year
Houston-based private space company Axiom has forged a partnership with SpaceX to fly paying tourists to the ISS as soon as the second half of 2021. Under the terms of their deal, SpaceX will use the ...
04:49 am -05 - Fri, March 6, 2020
Engadget Japan's life-size 18m Gundam statue can move (a little)
Besides Fila apparel capsules, the 40th anniversary of Gundam is also being celebrated with a life-size, moving statue. While it won't go on display for the public until later this year in Yokoha...
03:08 am -05 - Fri, March 6, 2020
Engadget Facebook removes Trump campaign's 'census' ads
Facebook has removed more than a thousand of Donald Trump's campaign ads for breaking its rules prohibiting misinformation related to the 2020 U.S. census. The ads, which were first reported by j...
01:42 am -05 - Fri, March 6, 2020
Engadget Steam's personalized news hub keeps you updated about your games
Steam's front page can keep you abreast of the latest store-wide happenings and community recommendations. But if you want to read the latest about the games you have and games you're keepin...
12:49 am -05 - Fri, March 6, 2020
Engadget EARN IT act targets online child abuse but could threaten encryption
Just as a number of tech companies and online services agreed to voluntary guidelines on protecting kids and reduce exploitation online, several senators introduced legislation that they claim will fo...
11:13 pm -05 - Thu, March 5, 2020
Engadget DuckDuckGo shares a list of thousands of web trackers that gather your data
Over the past couple of years, the privacy-focused browser DuckDuckGo has been compiling a data set of web trackers. The company calls it Tracker Radar. Today, DuckDuckGo is sharing that data publicly...
10:22 pm -05 - Thu, March 5, 2020
Engadget Facebook, Google and others adopt guidelines intended to fight child abuse
Today, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Homeland Security -- along with government counterparts in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom -- published guidelines to help the tech ind...
09:30 pm -05 - Thu, March 5, 2020
Engadget Sonos kills its device-bricking 'recycle mode'
Sonos has been under fire lately for the way it has handled a few decisions around its oldest products. Last fall, the company introduced a "trade up" program -- if you owned one of Sonos�...
09:01 pm -05 - Thu, March 5, 2020
Engadget HBO is the latest to abandon SXSW because of coronavirus
HBO is the latest company to pull out of SXSW. Several other companies -- including Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Netflix and Twitter -- have done the same, as the coronavirus outbreak continues to cause c...
08:36 pm -05 - Thu, March 5, 2020
Engadget Twitter will delete hate speech related to age, disability and disease
Last year, Twitter updated its harmful conduct policy to require the deletion of hate speech based on religion. Today, the company is updating its rules to include language the company says "dehu...
08:07 pm -05 - Thu, March 5, 2020
Engadget What does the end of Elizabeth Warren's campaign mean for big tech?
Amazon, Facebook, Google and the rest of the US tech giants can breath a little bit easier today. Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren has dropped out of the race to be the Democratic party's p...
08:00 pm -05 - Thu, March 5, 2020
Engadget Pokimane signs multi-year deal to stay on Twitch
Another big-name Twitch streamer has signed an exclusive deal... this time, to remain exactly where she is. Imane "Pokimane" Anys has struck a "multi-year" deal to stream exclusiv...
07:45 pm -05 - Thu, March 5, 2020
Engadget Facebook is suing over domains that could be mistaken for its products
Facebook is once again attempting to take down domains that may have been used to scam and phish people. The company says it has filed a lawsuit against domain name registrar Namecheap and its proxy s...
07:28 pm -05 - Thu, March 5, 2020
Engadget Google will start ranking sites by their mobile version in September
Google will start indexing all websites by their mobile versions beginning in September. Google was already using mobile-first indexing for new domains, but this change will apply the phone-friendly i...
07:05 pm -05 - Thu, March 5, 2020
Engadget The next Mars rover will be named 'Perseverance'
During a live webcast on Wednesday, NASA administrators unveiled the official name of the upcoming Mars 2020 Rover mission. Say hello to Perseverance....
06:58 pm -05 - Thu, March 5, 2020
Engadget Minecraft Festival is postponed due to coronavirus fears
Minecraft is such a cultural phenomenon that it was supposed to have its own three-day convention in September with interactive exhibits, co-op and competitive gameplay, live entertainment, panels and...
06:30 pm -05 - Thu, March 5, 2020
Engadget Does the Xbox Series X make gaming PCs obsolete?
The Xbox Series X is going to be a beast. On paper, its sheer power blows away most gaming rigs today -- but what does that mean for PC enthusiasts? To be honest, there's still plenty we don'...
06:20 pm -05 - Thu, March 5, 2020
Engadget 'The Last of Us' TV series is coming to HBO from the creator of 'Chernobyl'
Naughty Dog isn't stopping with its long-in-the-making Uncharted movie. The studio is partnering with HBO to create a The Last of Us TV series -- yes, a full show rather than a one-off feature. I...
06:10 pm -05 - Thu, March 5, 2020
Engadget Gmail now allows you to share files from Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe has released a new Gmail add-on to make it easier for Creative Cloud users to share their work over email. The plugin allows you to attach synced files, libraries or mobile creations you have st...
05:44 pm -05 - Thu, March 5, 2020
Engadget PS4 exclusive 'Ghost of Tsushima' arrives on June 26th
One of the PS4's last hurrahs now has a release date. Sucker Punch has announced that its samurai adventure Ghost of Tsushima will come to the PS4 on June 26th, or right at the start of summer. A...
05:30 pm -05 - Thu, March 5, 2020
Engadget Coronavirus panic could spell the end for tech conventions
You know the scene: A man in a crisp suit stands on a dark, sterile stage at the head of a packed auditorium, surrounded by sleek screens. It's the year 2045 or 2060 or 3000, and the presenter de...
05:11 pm -05 - Thu, March 5, 2020
Engadget YouTube TV loses YES Network in new Sinclair deal
If you were worried about your favorite Fox regional sports channels disappearing from YouTube TV, you may be in luck. YouTube TV and Sinclair Broadcast Group have reached an agreement to keep 19 of t...
05:09 pm -05 - Thu, March 5, 2020
Engadget Motorola's Moto G8 is equipped with a familiar triple-camera setup
After announcing the G8 Play and G8 Plus late last year, Motorola has finally introduced the standard Moto G8. The highlight of the new phone is its triple camera system. It features a 16-megapixel ma...
04:57 pm -05 - Thu, March 5, 2020
Engadget A fleet of sensor-packed balloons will hit the stratosphere this summer
World View wants to occupy the sky. Its sensor-packed balloons sit in the stratosphere, taking in data and imaging the ground. The company completed test flights to tweak flight and navigation issues,...
04:42 pm -05 - Thu, March 5, 2020
Engadget Nokia will announce its new phone in a James Bond trailer
When the latest James Bond flick, No Time to Die, hits theatres this April November, you'll likely see not-so-subtle shots of Nokia's latest slate of phones. You'll also get the chance ...
04:31 pm -05 - Thu, March 5, 2020
Engadget Explore Mars with a 1.8-billion-pixel panorama from the Curiosity rover
NASA's Curiosity rover has sent the highest-resolution panorama of Mars ever taken back to Earth. Now, you can explore the Martian surface by zooming in on the giant 2GB image or cruising around ...
04:00 pm -05 - Thu, March 5, 2020
Engadget The original iPad is turning 10 and we want your thoughts
The iPad turns 10 next month, and it's hard to remember a time when Apple's tablet wasn't ubiquitous. Sure, some of us derided it as "a giant iPhone'' when it debuted, bu...
03:28 pm -05 - Thu, March 5, 2020
Engadget Alexa can now provide traffic updates and severe weather alerts
Depending on where you live, traffic can be unpredictable, making it yet another thing to check while getting ready for work. Alexa should make planning your commute a bit easier with a new voice cont...
03:16 pm -05 - Thu, March 5, 2020
Engadget Judge dismisses Tulsi Gabbards $50 million ad lawsuit against Google
A California judge has struck down longshot Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard's lawsuit against Google. Last fall, Gabbard sued the company for allegedly infringing on her right to ...
03:00 pm -05 - Thu, March 5, 2020
Engadget Samsung unveils its latest 4K and 8K QLED TVs for the US
Samsung's 4K and 8K TV launch is one of the more controversial in years, because Samsung appears to be saving high-end features for the much more costly 8K models. We first saw signs of it in Jan...
03:00 pm -05 - Thu, March 5, 2020
Engadget The case for making tiny nuclear reactors
In the US, the electricity powering your home was probably generated by burning natural gas, a fossil fuel. As coal becomes unfeasible, renewables work toward scale and nuclear is benched, gas remains...
02:51 pm -05 - Thu, March 5, 2020
Engadget XPS 13 laptop drops to $799 during Dells semi-annual sale
If you've been eyeing the XPS 13 laptop, now's the time to grab it. As part of Dell's semi-annual sale, the company lowered the price of its flagship laptop to $799. This particular mod...
02:37 pm -05 - Thu, March 5, 2020
Engadget 'The Outer Worlds' is about to get a fix for its tiny in-game text
If there's one major criticism of The Outer Worlds, it's surely the bewilderingly tiny text size used for menus and dialogs. Squinting and scooching does not make for enjoyable game play, an...
02:26 pm -05 - Thu, March 5, 2020
Engadget Project Sandcastle shows Android can be installed on an iPhone 7
The name David Wang may sound familiar if you've been keeping an eye on possible ways to run Android on your iPhone. He found a way to run Google's mobile platform on an iPhone 3G a decade a...
02:15 pm -05 - Thu, March 5, 2020
Engadget Scientists develop neuroprosthetic tech that amputees don't need to learn
For those working in the field of neuroprosthetics, the ultimate goal is to give amputees with artificial limbs natural, intuitive and real-time movement. Indeed, advances in the field have led to min...
02:00 pm -05 - Thu, March 5, 2020
Engadget Hyperice teases 'wellness pods' filled with pro sports recovery tech
Two of the biggest names in professional sports recovery tech are joining forces. Hyperice has formally acquired NormaTec, and the companies -- which have been collaborating since 2016 -- plan on pool...
02:00 pm -05 - Thu, March 5, 2020
Engadget TCL's concept device folds twice to fit a 10-inch screen in your pocket
It's no surprise that 2020 continues to be the year of foldables. We've already seen the Motorola Razr and Galaxy Z Flip go on sale, and TCL is ready to wow us with more. But don't get ...
02:00 pm -05 - Thu, March 5, 2020
Engadget Kinnos' disinfectant dye gets backing to keep killing germs
Back in 2014, a trio of Columbia University students realized that doctors tackling the ebola crisis were at risk. Disinfecting their hazmat suits wasn't working properly, because it was impossib...
01:29 pm -05 - Thu, March 5, 2020
Engadget Spotify is working on voice activation for its apps
You may be able to summon Spotify on your phone with a simple voice command in the future: According to app researcher Jane Manchun Wong, the company is working on a voice activation feature for its a...
12:40 pm -05 - Thu, March 5, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: Sony's PlayStation 2 turns 20
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Even 20 years after PlayStation 2 launched in Japan, everyone probably has their PS2 story. For me, it includes the first time someone set the system up in our dor...
12:05 pm -05 - Thu, March 5, 2020
Engadget 'Half-Life: Alyx' creators explain how its VR gameplay will work
After more than 12 years, Valve is officially returning to the Half-Life universe, and in a suitably-futuristic VR fashion. Half-Life: Alyx, is slated to arrive on Steam on March 23rd, and while we�...
11:10 am -05 - Thu, March 5, 2020
Engadget Electric skateboard maker Boosted announces 'significant' layoffs
In 2012, Boosted came onto the scene with its crowdfunded Loaded Vanguard light electric skateboard and has since produced a string of personal vehicles including last year's Rev scooter. Unfortu...
10:20 am -05 - Thu, March 5, 2020
Engadget Google Stadia is rolling out 4K streaming on the web
Google is finally fulfilling a key promise for Stadia by rolling out 4K gaming on the web, according to 9to5Google and several Reddit users. You'll need a Stadia Pro subscription and fast interne...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, March 5, 2020
Engadget Bang & Olufsen's Beosound Balance is a $2,250 statement speaker
Bang &amp; Olufsen is back with another stylish speaker for deep-pocketed audiophiles. The Beosound Balance, which sits somewhere between the Besound 2 and disc-shaped Beosound Edge, has been conc...
08:02 am -05 - Thu, March 5, 2020
Engadget Internet-connected bunny Nabaztag is back for a second crowdfunding campaign
Violet, the developer behind Nabaztag, resurrected the adorable internet-connected bunny last year with the help of a crowdfunding campaign. Now, Violet is appealing to those who can't resist cut...
04:48 am -05 - Thu, March 5, 2020
Engadget Ex-Waymo engineer Levandowski ordered to pay Google $179 million
A court has ordered Anthony Levandowski to pay Google $179 million to end a contract dispute. He was once one of Google's most prized talents as someone who helped pioneer its work on self-drivin...
03:28 am -05 - Thu, March 5, 2020
Engadget Netflix, Apple reportedly pull out of SXSW 2020
While the SXSW 2020 festival is still scheduled to take place, a couple more big names are reportedly taking a pass on the event in a couple of weeks. Outlets like Variety, Deadline and The Hollywood ...
12:26 am -05 - Thu, March 5, 2020
Engadget Apple reportedly warns stores of iPhone replacement shortages
Apple's coronavirus-related iPhone supply shortage might cause problems if you total your handset in the near future. Apple store workers talking to Bloomberg say they've been warned that r...
11:57 pm -05 - Wed, March 4, 2020
Engadget Audible will create the only audio version of Neil Gaiman's 'The Sandman'
Amazon might not have the streaming video adaptation of The Sandman, but it will have something for fans of Neil Gaiman's well-known graphic novels. Audible has announced that it's working ...
11:10 pm -05 - Wed, March 4, 2020
Engadget Banjo AI surveillance is already monitoring traffic cams across Utah
A small company called Banjo is bringing pervasive AI surveillance to law enforcement throughout Utah, Motherboard reports. In July, Banjo signed a five-year, $20.7 million contract with Utah. The agr...
10:40 pm -05 - Wed, March 4, 2020
Engadget 'Call of Duty: Mobile' loses its zombies mode on March 25th
If you're a fan of Call of Duty: Mobile's zombies mode, you may want to play it before it's gone for good. On March 25th, when the game's next update lands, the developer of the iO...
09:44 pm -05 - Wed, March 4, 2020
Engadget Galaxy S20 Ultra teardown shows what's inside that giant camera bump
Samsung has made much ado of the Galaxy S20 Ultra's enormous camera array, but just what's in there that requires a conspicuous hump on the back of the phone? You don't have to wonder. ...
08:54 pm -05 - Wed, March 4, 2020
Engadget Waymos fifth-generation Driver can peek around blind spots
Today, Waymo unveiled its fifth-generation Waymo Driver, the combination of hardware and software that guides its autonomous vehicles. According to the company, the new tech can spot a car door openin...
08:38 pm -05 - Wed, March 4, 2020
Engadget Valve's Index VR headset will go back on sale March 9th
If you're itching to buy a Valve Index to get the 'official' Half-Life: Alyx experience, you'll soon have another chance... if you move quickly. A Valve spokesperson talking to Eng...
08:29 pm -05 - Wed, March 4, 2020
Engadget Scientists create bendable concrete that could better withstand earthquakes
Scientists at the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne have developed a new process that could one day allow bendable concrete to go mainstream. It could also lower the carbon footprint ass...
07:57 pm -05 - Wed, March 4, 2020
Engadget Drones can navigate like bats using four mics and a speaker
Bats can find their way in the dark using echolocation, so why can't drones? Researchers have managed just that. They've developed a system that lets a drone navigate using just four microp...
07:41 pm -05 - Wed, March 4, 2020
Engadget Get a Play:1 speaker for $99 in Sonos certified refurbished sale
Sonos has restocked its certified refurbished sale. While supplies last, you can get a Sonos Play:1 speaker for $99. And you can snag the Sonos Playbar for $499. That's $200 less than the recomme...
07:29 pm -05 - Wed, March 4, 2020
Engadget 'The Division 2' hits Stadia with PC cross-play on March 17th
Back in June 2019, Google and Ubisoft announced that The Division 2 would come to Stadia. It's been nine months, but the game will finally launch on Google's game streaming service on March ...
07:12 pm -05 - Wed, March 4, 2020
Engadget Google's latest Stadia game studio will be run by a 'God of War' veteran
Google is opening another Stadia studio to create originals for its game streaming service, and it's once again tapping big-name talent to boost its chances of success. The company is adding a t...
06:51 pm -05 - Wed, March 4, 2020
Engadget Twitter users on Android can now pin lists to their Home feeds
Twitter's curated timeline algorithm is iffy, but the chronological timeline can turn into a mess, too. In September, the platform rolled out a feature that let iOS users quickly swipe between fi...
06:35 pm -05 - Wed, March 4, 2020
Engadget Pinterest is combating coronavirus misinformation with custom search results
Pinterest is taking a proactive step to stop the spread of coronavirus-related misinformation. The company told The Verge it's introducing a "custom search experience" to ensure its use...
06:27 pm -05 - Wed, March 4, 2020
Engadget Facebook reveals the AI tool it used to ban 6.6 billion fake accounts
Today, Facebook unveiled a machine learning tool that, in the last year, has removed more than six billion fake accounts. That's in addition to the millions of new fake accounts that Facebook blo...
06:14 pm -05 - Wed, March 4, 2020
Engadget Dells cheap Philips Hue starter pack deal is even better with $50 credit
Philips Hue has become the go-to for smart home lighting. The LED light bulbs can transition between 16 million colors to compliment your home, set the mood or enhance your sleep. Those who haven'...
06:02 pm -05 - Wed, March 4, 2020
Engadget Amazon drops out of SXSW due to coronavirus concerns
Following Twitter and Facebook, Amazon has become the latest high-profile company to drop out of South by Southwest (SXSW) 2020 due to coronavirus-related concerns. The company's Amazon Studios s...
06:00 pm -05 - Wed, March 4, 2020
Engadget Reddit lets users support one another with Crisis Text Line partnership
As the topic of mental health becomes less of a social taboo, tech companies are increasingly exploring ways they can do good in this area. Reddit is the latest to do so, today announcing a new partne...
05:30 pm -05 - Wed, March 4, 2020
Engadget GM's cheaper, adaptable Ultium batteries are key to its EV future
The success of an electric car frequently revolves around its batteries, and GM is determined to have some of the best. It just revealed new Ultium batteries that it claims will deliver the range and ...
05:10 pm -05 - Wed, March 4, 2020
Engadget The PlayStation 2 turns 20 and our readers have feelings
The PlayStation 2 came out in Japan 20 years ago today, with Sony selling 155 million units over a lifespan of almost 13 years. It's actually the best-selling console of all time, which means it&...
05:00 pm -05 - Wed, March 4, 2020
Engadget Google Assistant now reads web pages aloud on Android devices
Google Assistant for Android has just become a lot more useful for people with vision and reading problems, as well as for those learning new languages. The tech giant has rolled out a new feature tha...
05:00 pm -05 - Wed, March 4, 2020
Engadget Twitter tests 'Fleets' that delete themselves after 24 hours
Twitter is finally dipping its toe into ephemeral content. The company is testing a new feature, called "fleets," which allows users to to post tweets that automatically disappear after 24 h...
04:45 pm -05 - Wed, March 4, 2020
Engadget Easy-to-use mods brought me back to Freespace 2
Game genres can wax and wane in popularity. It's a sad truth that two of my favorites, real-time strategy and space simulation games, have been on the decline since the glory days of Tie Fighter ...
04:20 pm -05 - Wed, March 4, 2020
Engadget Make-A-Wish Foundation gets a fan into 'NBA 2K20'
It's not unheard of for Make-A-Wish Foundation kids to request tours of their favorite game studios, but when 2K heard that 15-year-old Make-A-Wish recipient William Floyd wanted to visit the NBA...
03:22 pm -05 - Wed, March 4, 2020
Engadget Tesla is using older hardware in Chinese Model 3 cars because of supply issues
Tesla has become the latest company to have to contend with the ongoing coronavirus epidemic, reports the BBC. Supply chain disruptions in China caused by the crisis forced the automaker to equip rece...
03:01 pm -05 - Wed, March 4, 2020
Engadget My favorite PlayStation 2 game was DVDs
The PlayStation 2 was the first game console I ever bought. Heck, it was the first big ticket item I ever bought, period. That was a big deal at a time when I was only making $135 a week, and most of ...
02:02 pm -05 - Wed, March 4, 2020
Engadget 'Castlevania: Symphony of the Night' unexpectedly arrives on mobile
Beloved classic Castlevania has been ported many times and now -- entirely without warning -- it's come to mobile. Konami's Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is available on both iOS and An...
01:31 pm -05 - Wed, March 4, 2020
Engadget 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare' has a Tamagotchi that's hungry for kills
Companion pets are a fairly standard feature in a lot of games &ndash; from Fortnite to Skyrim, you've got the option to have a furry friend accompany you on your adventure. And now Call of D...
01:00 pm -05 - Wed, March 4, 2020
Engadget VSCO's new tool is built for moody video montages
VSCO Cam is an app known for its extensive photo editing capabilities, which has made it a favorite among serious mobile photographers. Over the years however, it added a few more features, such as ba...
12:30 pm -05 - Wed, March 4, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: Amazon's accelerated one-day shipping
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Amazon is offering faster same-day delivery that could get your order to you in a matter of hours. There will apparently be up to three million items marked "...
11:59 am -05 - Wed, March 4, 2020
Engadget Facebook will run free WHO ads to counter coronavirus misinformation
In a status update Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has just posted, he detailed the social network's efforts to ensure you're getting the right information about your area's COVID-19 sit...
10:55 am -05 - Wed, March 4, 2020
Engadget [email protected] ends its crowdsourced search for alien life after 21 years
The Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence is a series of projects that scrub the background noise of the universe to look for alien life. One of the most famous ventures under the name was [email protected]
09:50 am -05 - Wed, March 4, 2020
Engadget Russian court says facial recognition tech does not violate privacy
While some countries are taking a stand against the use of facial recognition on the grounds of privacy invasion, Russia is taking the opposite view. A court in Moscow has ruled that the city's u...
08:40 am -05 - Wed, March 4, 2020
Engadget Amazon Prime Video will stream 21 Yankees games in four states
Amazon Prime Video is continuing its push into sports by announcing that it will stream 21 New York Yankees games during the 2020 Major League Baseball (MLB) season. There's a large caveat, howev...
06:44 am -05 - Wed, March 4, 2020
Engadget The first 'Luigi's Mansion 3' multiplayer DLC pack is now available
Late last year, Nintendo announced that it's releasing two DLCs for Luigi's Mansion 3, which will add multiplayer features to the action-adventure game. It promised to release the first of t...
04:35 am -05 - Wed, March 4, 2020
Engadget Amazon confirms first coronavirus diagnosis among US employees
Bloomberg reports that Amazon emailed workers to let them know an employee had tested positive for coronavirus. The company confirmed the employee worked in Seattle, at its South Lake Union office and...
04:23 am -05 - Wed, March 4, 2020
Engadget Ford announces an all-electric Transit cargo van for 2022
Ford is turning another one of its models into an electric vehicle after the F-150 and the Mustang. The automaker has announced that it will debut an all-electric Ford Transit cargo van for the 2022 m...
02:47 am -05 - Wed, March 4, 2020
Engadget 'Halo: Combat Evolved' remaster is now available for PC
It took a while, but the remastered version of the original Halo has finally reached PCs. Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary is now available as part of the Master Chief Collection through Steam, the M...
01:44 am -05 - Wed, March 4, 2020
Engadget YouTube's tweaks to recommend fewer conspiracy videos seem to be working
One of the most important aspects of YouTube is its recommendation engine, as the vast majority of views and watch time come from suggested content, rather than direct traffic. The platform does a goo...
12:40 am -05 - Wed, March 4, 2020
Engadget YouTube Music's redesigned playback screen includes lyrics
YouTube Music is still catching up on features, and this time around it's one of the most important elements: the Now Playing screen you see whenever you listen. After weeks of testing, the Andro...
11:42 pm -05 - Tue, March 3, 2020
Engadget Pornhub is releasing its first non-adult movie
It's not just the usual internet services expanding their original video lineups. Pornhub is releasing its first non-porn movie, Shakedown. The feature-length documentary from artist Leilah Weinr...
10:55 pm -05 - Tue, March 3, 2020
Engadget Hulu's live TV service is finally available on the PS4
Starting today, you can watch Hulu + Live TV on your PlayStation 4 console. Live TV's PS4 debut comes nearly three years after Hulu first launched the service, and more than a month after Sony sh...
10:06 pm -05 - Tue, March 3, 2020
Engadget Google yanks March security update for AT&T Pixel 4
Google has pulled the latest Android security update for Pixel 4 owners using AT&amp;T after the supposed bug-fix created some major new headaches. Suddenly users have been unable to use Google Pa...
09:13 pm -05 - Tue, March 3, 2020
Engadget The next 'Destiny 2' season tasks you with saving the Last City (again)
Now that the next season of Destiny 2 is a week away, Bungie is finally ready to shed light on just what it entails through a roadmap and a trailer. The Season of the Worthy's main story challeng...
08:58 pm -05 - Tue, March 3, 2020
Engadget Google cancels I/O developer conference amid coronavirus fears
Google has cancelled I/O, its annual developer conference, citing coronavirus concerns. The tech giant has sent out an email to all attendees informing them of the decision. I/O 2020 was set to be hel...
08:37 pm -05 - Tue, March 3, 2020
Engadget It took Google months to patch a serious Android security flaw
Google has patched a critical security flaw that affects millions of Android devices with chipsets from MediaTek, XDA Developers revealed today. The vulnerability is a rootkit lodged in the CPU's...
08:21 pm -05 - Tue, March 3, 2020
Engadget Google makes Hangouts Meet features free in the wake of coronavirus
With no end in sight yet when it comes to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Google says it wants to make it easier for people to work remotely. Starting this week through to July 1st, the company'...
07:36 pm -05 - Tue, March 3, 2020
Engadget Apple may introduce a 14.1-inch MacBook Pro with a mini-LED screen
When Apple introduced the much-improved 16-inch MacBook Pro, it raised an obvious question: when will the 13-inch model get a similar update? You might not have to wait too much longer. Analyst Ming...
07:15 pm -05 - Tue, March 3, 2020
Engadget NASA maps show the effect of a quarantine on air pollution
"This is the first time I have seen such a dramatic drop-off over such a wide area for a specific event," said NASA air quality researcher Fei Liu. She made that statement after NASA's ...
06:50 pm -05 - Tue, March 3, 2020
Engadget The gadgets that refuse to die
I have a drawer in my bedroom that's filled with defunct tech. It consists of old PDAs, bricked smartwatches and wearables that no longer work. Like many of you, I've realized that gadgets d...
06:39 pm -05 - Tue, March 3, 2020
Engadget Amazon has a rare sale on official iPhone cases
Apple's first-party iPhone cases tend to cost significantly more than their no-name counterparts. Even cases from well-regarded companies like Spigen are usually less expensive than the ones you ...
06:21 pm -05 - Tue, March 3, 2020
Engadget Xiaomi's Black Shark 3 Pro gaming phone has pop-up shoulder buttons
When Xiaomi introduced its Black Shark 2 gaming phone a year ago, it hyped up the pressure-sensitive display that lets users map left and right controls to the screen. The new Black Shark 3 Pro takes ...
06:00 pm -05 - Tue, March 3, 2020
Engadget WhatsApp's dark mode rolls out on Android and iOS today
Love it or hate it, dark mode is an increasingly requested feature in these days of extended screen time and tired eyes. We reported last month that it was on the cards for WhatsApp, and today it'...
05:28 pm -05 - Tue, March 3, 2020
Engadget The Koenigsegg Gemera is a four-seater hybrid with 31 miles of EV-only range
By Tony MarkovichThe rumor was right. Koenigsegg has just unveiled the Gemera, an all-new member to the family that sports four seats, two scissor doors, and a massively powerful hybrid powertrain tha...
04:58 pm -05 - Tue, March 3, 2020
Engadget Honeywell says it built the world's most powerful quantum computer
When it comes to quantum computers, we tend to think of companies like Google and IBM as the big players in the field, but there could soon be more competition in the space. Honeywell says sometime in...
04:29 pm -05 - Tue, March 3, 2020
Engadget 'Connected' is a kids' movie about the dangers of tech obsession
For all the potential that AI and robotics hold, there's still plenty of fear around the negative impacts they could have on society, as well as concerns that we already spend too much time stari...
04:01 pm -05 - Tue, March 3, 2020
Engadget 'Fuser' is 'Rock Band' and 'DropMix' without the expensive clutter
10 years ago you'd be forgiven for calling Harmonix "the Rock Band guys," because there was a three-year span where that's all the developer produced. And for the past few years Ha...
03:20 pm -05 - Tue, March 3, 2020
Engadget Amazon will deliver some same-day orders in just a few hours
We knew Amazon was considering making one-day shipping the default for Prime-eligible purchases, but now, the company is going even further. Prime members in Philadelphia, Phoenix, Orlando and Dallas ...
03:00 pm -05 - Tue, March 3, 2020
Engadget Skullcandy's Crusher ANC headphones are $60 off
We had a lot of good things to say about Skullcandy's Crusher ANC headphones when we reviewed them last year, but the price was not one of them -- $319 felt a little too steep. But if you've...
03:00 pm -05 - Tue, March 3, 2020
Engadget Skullcandy's trackable Crusher ANC headphones are $60 off
We had a lot of good things to say about Skullcandy's Crusher ANC headphones when we reviewed them last year, but the price was not one of them -- $319 felt a little too steep. But if you've...
02:07 pm -05 - Tue, March 3, 2020
Engadget Atari classic 'Missile Command' is coming back as a mobile game
Atari has been milking Missile Command nostalgia for a while with re-released games and even plans for a movie (not that it has materialized), but its latest may be appealing for its relatively straig...
01:55 pm -05 - Tue, March 3, 2020
Engadget Tesla begins selling a $5,500 track package for the Model 3
Tesla has launched a new track package for Model 3 Performance owners looking to give their vehicles a boost. The Model 3 Track Package comes with 20-inch Zero-G Performance wheels, stickier Michelin ...
01:14 pm -05 - Tue, March 3, 2020
Engadget Mercedes' new E-Class knows when you're holding the wheel
Mercedes vehicles come with state-of-the-art driver assist features, but with the 2021 E-Class sedans, it wants to make sure you use them properly. As such, it has introduced a new steering wheel with...
12:45 pm -05 - Tue, March 3, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: NASA is taking applications for new astronauts
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.SXSW 2020 has not been canceled and will start as planned in just a couple of weeks. However, the show will lack some social media muscle due to the absence of Fac...
11:55 am -05 - Tue, March 3, 2020
Engadget An algorithm could make CPUs a cheap way to train AI
AI is the backbone of technologies such as Alexa and Siri -- digital assistants that rely on deep machine learning to do their thing. But for the makers of these products -- and others that rely on AI...
11:15 am -05 - Tue, March 3, 2020
Engadget Intel's 10th-gen desktop CPUs are coming soon, according to a Dell ad
Intel's 10th-generation "Comet Lake" CPUs appear to be just around the corner to take on AMD's Ryzen chips, according to a new YouTube video from Dell. It show's the company&#...
10:02 am -05 - Tue, March 3, 2020
Engadget Bipartisan bill would make e-commerce platforms liable for counterfeit goods
Amazon and other e-commerce platforms have a huge fake-goods problem, but courts previously decided that they weren't liable for counterfeit products third-parties sold on their websites. A group...
08:50 am -05 - Tue, March 3, 2020
Engadget Goodyear's smart tire concept 'prints' its own treads
The thunk-whumma-whumpa-whuppa sound of a tire puncturing and losing pressure at freeway speeds is unmistakable. However, if Goodyear has its way humanity might not have to endure the filthy, sweaty, ...
08:10 am -05 - Tue, March 3, 2020
Engadget Volkswagen confirms that its first crossover EV will be the ID.4
Volkswagen's EV launches haven't gone quite to plan, with the ID.3 reportedly having software issues and the Crozz-based EV launch delayed. However, Volkswagen has at least confirmed that it...
07:30 am -05 - Tue, March 3, 2020
Engadget BMW teases upcoming i4 EV with a futuristic concept car
Ahead of the i4's official debut sometime in 2021, BMW has unveiled a concept version of the upcoming all-electric sedan. Dubbed the Concept i4, the vehicle would have been on display at the canc...
07:00 am -05 - Tue, March 3, 2020
Engadget Hyundai's slippery Prophecy concept EV is controlled by joysticks
Hyundai has unveiled a new concept EV called the Prophecy with an ultra-aerodynamic profile and joysticks instead of a steering wheel. Meant to be on display at the cancelled Geneva Motor Show, the el...
04:55 am -05 - Tue, March 3, 2020
Engadget What's on TV this week: 'Castlevania' and Pixar movies in 4K
This week FX's tie-up with Hulu begins, and it's streaming the first couple episodes of Devs. On Netflix, a big week of releases includes the Mark Wahlberg-starring movie Spenser Confidentia...
03:18 am -05 - Tue, March 3, 2020
Engadget Analogue's metal NES returns as a $499 special edition
If you're kicking yourself for missing out on Analogue's metallic NES on steroids, the Nt Mini, you're in luck -- provided you have the cash. Analogue has opened pre-orders for the Nt ...
01:58 am -05 - Tue, March 3, 2020
Engadget US charges Chinese nationals with laundering cryptocurrency for North Korea
Two Chinese nationals helped North Korea launder $100 million worth of cryptocurrency stolen by state-sponsored hackers, according to the Department of Justice. They allegedly helped convert funds fro...
12:53 am -05 - Tue, March 3, 2020
Engadget Facebook pulls out of SXSW amid growing fears over coronavirus
Facebook just became the latest high-profile company to pull out of SXSW. The company, citing health concerns, announced that its employees will no longer be attending the annual festival."Due to...
12:38 am -05 - Tue, March 3, 2020
Engadget 'Mario Kart Tour' multiplayer goes live on March 8th
As soon as Mario Kart Tour brought Nintendo's racing game to Androids and iPhones last fall, one of the major complaints was its lack of multiplayer. Firing shells or dropping banana peels to dis...
11:59 pm -05 - Mon, March 2, 2020
Engadget Waymo's first outside investment round includes car industry heavyweights
Believe it or not, Waymo hasn't really leaned on outside help to fulfill its self-driving car ambitions -- Alphabet (and earlier, Google) has shouldered much of the load. Now, however, it's...
11:08 pm -05 - Mon, March 2, 2020
Engadget Pininfarina debuts ultra-rare $2.9 million version of its electric hypercar
Is Pininfarina's Battista electric hypercar just not exclusive enough for you? You're in luck. The Italian automaker has unveiled a special Battista Anniversario variant that pushes the EV...
10:24 pm -05 - Mon, March 2, 2020
Engadget Netflix is hosting a live comedy festival in Los Angeles this spring
Netflix is obviously big on stand-up comedy, but now it's looking to present comedy IRL. Today, it announced the Netflix Is A Joke Fest, a weeklong comedy festival coming to Los Angeles this spri...
09:40 pm -05 - Mon, March 2, 2020
Engadget 'Half Life: Alyx' gameplay videos showcase gravity gloves and more
With just a couple of short weeks before Half-Life: Alyx comes out on March 23rd, Valve has shared three new trailers from the upcoming game. If the game's first trailer left you wanting more, th...
08:46 pm -05 - Mon, March 2, 2020
Engadget Facebooks rebuilt Messenger is a big step towards unifying its chat apps
Facebook just moved one step closer toward its goal of allowing users to swap messages across Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram. Today, the company announced that it's rolling out a new version o...
07:44 pm -05 - Mon, March 2, 2020
Engadget Leaked documents suggest Huawei violated Iran sanctions
Internal documents reviewed by Reuters show that Huawei shipped computer equipment made by Hewlett-Packard to Iran's largest mobile operator in 2010. The documents provide strong evidence that Hu...
07:06 pm -05 - Mon, March 2, 2020
Engadget BBC Studios is the next to pour money into Pocket Casts
BBC Studios is the latest public media group to support Pocket Casts. Today, the free-to-download podcasting platform announced an investment from BBC Studios, as well as new funding from its existing...
06:43 pm -05 - Mon, March 2, 2020
Engadget Mercedes unveils plug-in hybrid versions of the CLA and GLA
Mercedes is once more expanding the number of models with plug-in hybrid versions, and it might be particularly good news if you're looking for a less expensive ride. It just introduced PHEV vari...
06:20 pm -05 - Mon, March 2, 2020
Engadget FX is now exclusively streaming its shows on Hulu
Starting today, FX content is streaming on Hulu. More than 40 of FX Networks' series, including Nip/Tuck, Justified, Damages, Rescue Me and Thief and Terriers, are available on the platform, and ...
06:00 pm -05 - Mon, March 2, 2020
Engadget Latest Pixel 'feature drop' lets you pause music with a touch-free gesture
Google is trotting out another "feature drop" for Pixel owners, and this latest one might be particularly helpful if you'd rather not fiddle with your phone. For a start, Pixel 4 owners...
05:58 pm -05 - Mon, March 2, 2020
Engadget Apple will pay up to $500 million to settle lawsuit over throttled iPhones
Apple will pay up to $500 million to settle one of the US lawsuits that came out of the company throttling older iPhones, according to Reuters. Depending on how many people ultimately try to take part...
05:20 pm -05 - Mon, March 2, 2020
Engadget 'Death Stranding' comes to PC on June 2nd
Death Stranding, Hideo Kojima's latest videogame turn movie opus, will arrive on Steam and the Epic Games Store on June 2nd. According to Kojima Productions and 505 Games, the PC version will fea...
04:56 pm -05 - Mon, March 2, 2020
Engadget 'Overwatch' college esports series will award $40,000 in scholarships
There's certainly an active Overwatch college esports scene, but it can be difficult for a player to stand out and turn pro when there are hundreds of schools. Activision Blizzard, Torque and UMG...
04:34 pm -05 - Mon, March 2, 2020
Engadget SpaceXs Starship rocket prototype collapsed on itself this weekend
Another SpaceX test ended in failure this past weekend. A prototype of the company's Starship rocket, SN1, imploded in a pressure test late Friday night. Elon Musk acknowledged the incident on Tw...
04:10 pm -05 - Mon, March 2, 2020
Engadget Twitter pulls out of SXSW 2020 over virus fears
Twitter has announced that it will not be sending its employees to South by Southwest (SxSW) 2020 this year in an attempt to avoid the spread of coronavirus. A spokesperson confirmed to the Verge that...
03:37 pm -05 - Mon, March 2, 2020
Engadget NASA accepts applications for astronauts for the first time in four years
Want to be one of the earlier astronauts to return to the Moon or explore Mars? You now have your chance. NASA has started taking applications for its next round of astronauts, some of them likely t...
02:46 pm -05 - Mon, March 2, 2020
Engadget Apple's HomePod slashed to $200 at Best Buy
If you've been thinking about getting an Apple HomePod but missed Best Buy's hefty Black Friday discount back in November, you've got a second chance to get in on the action. The smart ...
02:21 pm -05 - Mon, March 2, 2020
Engadget Google algorithm lets robots teach themselves to walk
There's no question that robots will play an increasingly central role in our lives in the future, but to get to a stage where they can be genuinely useful there are still a number of challenges ...
01:55 pm -05 - Mon, March 2, 2020
Engadget Amazon's Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite drop back to all-time low prices
Amazon's latest Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite are back down to their lowest prices since Black Friday. The newest Kindle Paperwhite is now $85, instead of the usual $130, while the latest standard...
01:20 pm -05 - Mon, March 2, 2020
Engadget AT&T's cord-cutting TV streaming service rolls out across the US
Last year AT&amp;T announced plans to launch yet another TV streaming service, AT&amp;T TV, to its already crowded lineup -- now we know exactly what that looks like. The new service will offe...
12:31 pm -05 - Mon, March 2, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: Previewing 'Final Fantasy VII Remake'
I've waited decades for the Final Fantasy VII remake. I was here for the PS3 (!) tech demo, the breathless launch announcement at E3 years ago, and now we've reached the final stretch -- the...
11:45 am -05 - Mon, March 2, 2020
Engadget Watch the first footage of Fisker's Ocean EV crossover in motion
Last year, Fisker promised to show its sub-$40,000 crossover Ocean EV as a production-ready vehicle rather than a concept, but the Geneva Motor Show cancellation put a crimp in those plans. In its lat...
10:55 am -05 - Mon, March 2, 2020
Engadget Riot's five-on-five hero shooter is officially called 'Valorant'
Riot's foray into the highly-competitive first-person shooter genre finally has a name: Valorant. The eight-letter word isn't too surprising given it leaked with a bunch of other details las...
10:01 am -05 - Mon, March 2, 2020
Engadget Alphabet's next moonshot: protect the ocean
Alphabet's moonshot factory is turning its attention back toward the ocean. But whereas Project Foghorn looked to turn seawater into a carbon-neutral fuel, the newly-announced Tidal has a broader...
09:10 am -05 - Mon, March 2, 2020
Engadget Play the first chapter of 'Final Fantasy VII Remake' now
It's not long until the highly-anticipated remake of Final Fantasy VII launches, and while we may have picked up advance access -- you can make your own mind up. Yes, Square Enix has launched the...
09:00 am -05 - Mon, March 2, 2020
Engadget So far, 'Final Fantasy VII Remake' is not a disaster
This Final Fantasy VII remake could have gone really wrong. There is my weight of expectation (I adored the original) and the awkward between-console-generation launch timing. Square Enix has also cha...
08:00 am -05 - Mon, March 2, 2020
Engadget Renault's 'transformer' EV concept can stretch to take on extra batteries
Renault's latest concept EV is literally a transformer that works for both city driving and long trips. The Morphoz EV in "City" mode normally has a 40 kWh battery that's good for ...
04:38 am -05 - Mon, March 2, 2020
Engadget NASA wants students' help designing tech for the Moon and Mars
NASA is enlisting whatever help it can get to make sure its crewed Moon and Mars missions go smoothly, and that might include help from schools. The agency is running a new round of its Moon to Mars ...
03:02 am -05 - Mon, March 2, 2020
Engadget Google is finally fixing Bluetooth audio on Home speakers
Most people who buy Google smart speakers use them for direct streaming, but that hasn't been entirely voluntary for the past year. Ever since late 2018, people have complained that any Bluetoot...
01:41 am -05 - Mon, March 2, 2020
Engadget Co-head of 'Call of Duty' studio Treyarch leaves after 13 years
It's the end of an era if you're a Call of Duty fan. Jason Blundell, the co-head of series studio Treyarch, has left the company after 13 years. There wasn't a reason given for the ex...
12:23 am -05 - Mon, March 2, 2020
Engadget Sacramento Kings guests can use 'smart' bottles to pour their own drinks
The Sacramento Kings are fond of using technology as a hook to fill seats, but their latest may be particularly alluring if you're in the position to score premium tickets. The basketball team i...
11:03 pm -05 - Sun, March 1, 2020
Engadget Samsung may introduce a Lite version of the Galaxy Tab S6
Samsung might not save its Lite label for budget versions of its Galaxy flagships. Android Headlines has shared what it says are leaked details of the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, a cut-down version of last y...
09:47 pm -05 - Sun, March 1, 2020
Engadget Walmart and Verizon may turn stores into 5G hubs
It might not be long before your 5G phone is helpful during your next shopping trip. Wall Street Journal sources say Walmart and Verizon (Engadget's parent company) are in talks to equip stores ...
08:31 pm -05 - Sun, March 1, 2020
Engadget AI can help find more places to store captured CO2 underground
Scientists dream of storing captured CO2 emissions underground, but it can be tricky to find pockets for storing those emissions -- Earth's seismic "hum" makes it difficult to spot the ...
07:14 pm -05 - Sun, March 1, 2020
Engadget Jeep's all-terrain e-bike is available to pre-order for $5,899
If you've been eying Jeep's e-bike ever since that Super Bowl ad, you can finally spring for it... provided you have deep pockets. Jeep will start taking pre-orders for the all-terrain two-...
04:30 pm -05 - Sun, March 1, 2020
Engadget After Math: Steven Seagal-like longevity
Say what you will about Steven Seagal but the '80s action star is still somehow able to draw headlines in 2020, even when he's not premiering his latest passion project. Granted, yes, those ...
09:56 am -05 - Sun, March 1, 2020
Engadget WHO joins TikTok to fight coronavirus misinformation
The World Health Organization clearly has an interest in putting a stop to coronavirus misinformation, and that's leading it to online destinations it wouldn't have considered before. The W...
04:55 am -05 - Sun, March 1, 2020
Engadget VW is reportedly struggling with the ID.3's software
Volkswagen's ID.3 rollout might have hit a snag. Germany's Manager Magazin sources claim the EV's underlying software has been rushed and rife with bugs, including dropouts and other i...
03:05 am -05 - Sun, March 1, 2020
Engadget Nearly every top-selling smartphone in 2019 was an iPhone or Galaxy
It's almost a clich&eacute; to say that Apple and Samsung dictate the tempo of the smartphone market, but there's now more evidence to support that claim. Counterpoint Research has calc...
01:25 am -05 - Sun, March 1, 2020
Engadget Byte's first batch of creator partners will split $250,000
Byte, the short-form video platform created by Vine cofounder Dom Hofmann, will soon start giving early creators a cut of its ad revenue. The company first revealed its plans for a Partner Program las...
12:06 am -05 - Sun, March 1, 2020
Engadget FDA allows new coronavirus testing tech before it gets emergency approval
The FDA is determined to step up the pace of coronavirus testing in the US to cope with the recent coronavirus outbreak, and it's willing to greenlight technology at an early stage to make that h...
10:50 pm -05 - Sat, February 29, 2020
Engadget Google survey hints at big plans for Wear OS health tracking
Wear OS is struggling, in no small part due to its so-so health features -- there's a good reason Google bought Fitbit. However, Google has hinted that it intends to catch up. Droid Life has le...
09:33 pm -05 - Sat, February 29, 2020
Engadget LG Display halts work at phone screen factory after coronavirus infection
Samsung isn't the only Korean tech giant grappling with coronavirus infections. LG Display has temporarily halted work at a smartphone screen factory in Gumi, South Korea after a bank worker nea...
08:16 pm -05 - Sat, February 29, 2020
Engadget Moment stops work on its Android camera app due to complexity
You may have to be pickier about your choice of phone if you're a mobile photography enthusiast. Moment has stopped working on its Pro Camera app for Android due to a lack of "engineering b...
07:02 pm -05 - Sat, February 29, 2020
Engadget Boeing didn't conduct end-to-end tests on Starliner before its failed flight
Boeing Starliner's first unmanned flight failed in December, because the aerospace giant divided its tests in small chunks instead of conducting longer tests that simulate the whole process from ...
05:45 pm -05 - Sat, February 29, 2020
Engadget Audi's tri-motor E-Tron S electric cars will be ready to drift
Electric cars tend to handle well thanks to a low center of gravity and instant torque, but they aren't usually light on their feet and can be harder to drift unless they're appropriately tu...
04:30 pm -05 - Sat, February 29, 2020
Engadget Hitting the Books: These brain cells could hold clues to the CTBI crisis
Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we've done the hard work for you by scouring the internet for the most interesting, thought pro...
02:25 pm -05 - Sat, February 29, 2020
Engadget The Morning After: The Galaxy S20 Ultra comes up short
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.5G is here, and to be honest -- I don't get it. I lived through the 4G wars with LTE vs. WiMax, and before that, it was the bad old days of HSPA+, EV-DO and E...
11:37 am -05 - Sat, February 29, 2020
Engadget FCC votes to auction C-band satellite spectrum for 5G use
FCC chairman Ajit Pai has been pressing for an auction of "mid-band" wireless spectrum that could be useful for expanding the reach of 5G, and on Friday the commission voted to approve rules...
05:39 am -05 - Sat, February 29, 2020
Engadget YouTube TV, Sinclair keep Fox sports channels on as they negotiate
On Thursday YouTube TV announced that subscribers would lose access to Fox regional sports networks and the YES network because it couldn't reach a new deal with their owner, Sinclair Broadcastin...
04:02 am -05 - Sat, February 29, 2020
Engadget Microsoft will remove Cortana from its Android launcher in April
Some significant changes are coming to Cortana. Starting this spring, Microsoft said it plans to make productivity the focus of the digital assistant. As part of the shift, Cortana will lose some of i...
02:03 am -05 - Sat, February 29, 2020
Engadget NASA's Psyche asteroid mission will use a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket
SpaceX has won the contract for NASA's Psyche mission, and it's using the Falcon Heavy rocket to launch the spacecraft and ferry it to its target asteroid. NASA first approved plans to visit...
01:00 am -05 - Sat, February 29, 2020
Engadget 'Quiplash 3' is coming to Jackbox's Party Pack 7 this fall
The holiday season may be over, but that doesn't mean the parties (and party games) have to stop. Jackbox Games unveiled this week that the seventh generation of its annually released Party Packs...
12:29 am -05 - Sat, February 29, 2020
Engadget 2020 Game Developers Conference cancels due to coronavirus
After one big name participant after another (Facebook, Sony, Microsoft, Amazon) announced it would not send people to the show over concerns about the spread of coronavirus, GDC 2020 organizers have ...
12:29 am -05 - Sat, February 29, 2020
Engadget GDC 2020 is officially canceled due to coronavirus
After one big name participant after another (Facebook, Sony, Microsoft, Amazon) announced it would not send people to the show over concerns about the spread of coronavirus, GDC 2020 organizers have ...
12:01 am -05 - Sat, February 29, 2020
Engadget British Airways is testing autonomous electric wheelchairs at JFK
The next time you fly out of JFK, you may notice a self-driving wheelchair race past you as you make your way to your departure gate. British Airways shared today that it has been testing autonomous e...