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  • How would you change Blackberry's Z10? @ Engadget - 3 hours ago
    How would you change Blackberry's Z10?

    With the advent of touchscreen smartphones, BlackBerry lost its position as king of the mobile world. In response, the company bought QNX and hibernated, plotting a reinvention centered around BlackBerry 10. When the business emerged with the Z10, everyone knew that this was the device that the company's future relied …

  • It's like Sega and Sony all over again. We don't mean the hardware arms race (although that's certainly happening), but how the smartphone world's two top players are now fighting over the most popular ...

  • What the internet giveth, it also taketh away... and then giveth back again (sort of). Back in January, the script for Quentin Tarantino's next film, a western called the Hateful Eight, showed up online ...

  • The BentProp Project has spent years finding American soldiers who went missing in the Pacific during World War II, but available technology has limited its success. Team members have frequently had to ...

  • 50 years ago today, the public got its first taste of video calls

    It seemed like the inevitable future at the time, we're sure. On April 20th in 1964, Bell Telephone showed off the Mod 1 Picturephone -- a precursor to the Skype and Hangouts video calls that have become a standard but under-utilized feature of modern communications. The demonstration was part of the World's Fair …

  • Joystiq Weekly: Nintendo foibles, LGBT gaming cons and crash-prone dirtbikes

    Welcome to the Joystiq Weekly wrap-up where we present some of the best stories and biggest gaming news from our sister-publication.

  • Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment. When I first ...

  • Gadget Rewind 2006: Lego Mindstorms NXT @ Engadget - 15 hours ago

    It's our 10th birthday, and to celebrate we'll be revisiting some of the key devices of the last decade. So please be kind, rewind. Lego, the popular toy brick maker, graduated from simple plastic playthings ...

  • Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. When you think about transportation innovations, highways probably ...

  • Samsung data center fire causes outage, errors on smart TVs and phones (update: fixed)

    Seeing an error message on your Samsung phone, tablet or Smart TV today? You're not alone, as the Samsung.com website appears to be down and owners worldwide have reported anything from error messages to being unable to access apps on their smart TVs. Reports have spread on Twitter -- mostly from a community news site …

  • Audi's latest prototype packing an E-Tron hybrid drivetrain is this TT Offroad Concept that takes the TT family beyond the coupes and convertibles we're familiar with. Going on display at the Beijing Motor ...

  • Weekends with Engadget: Windows Phone 8.1 and Gear 2 reviews, the anonymous internet and more!

    Welcome to Weekends with Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines from the past seven days -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. For even more action, subscribe to our Flipboard magazine!

  • Feedback Loop: E3 expectations, first MP3 player and password managers!

    Welcome to Feedback Loop, a weekly roundup of the most interesting discussions happening within the Engadget community. There's so much technology to talk about and so little time to enjoy it, but you have a lot of great ideas and opinions that need to be shared! Join us every Saturday as we highlight some of the most …

  • Rufus Cuff wants to dominate the wearable market and your forearm @ Engadget - Sat, Apr 19, 2014 3:33 PM EDT

    We told you to put on your disappointment pants for the Galaxy Gear 2, but for the Rufus Cuff we suggest rolling up your absurdity sleeves. Seriously, given its three-inch screen you might just have to. ...

  • Google Trends email alerts will guarantee you never miss another cat meme

    You can always swing by Google Trends if you want to gauge the popularity of a given search, but visiting that website every time can be a hassle. Thankfully, there's now an easier way: Google has added a ...

  • Play: The frantic, fun and infuriating Trials Fusion @ Engadget - Sat, Apr 19, 2014 1:00 PM EDT
    Play: The frantic, fun and infuriating Trials Fusion

    Some games are so challenging, frustrating and physically draining that your controller could easily explode against the nearest wall at any second. Trials Fusion is one of those games: A repetitive, soul-destroying platformer that'll have you playing the ...

  • OnePlus One phone and its swappable covers leak out in new pictures @ Engadget - Sat, Apr 19, 2014 12:33 PM EDT

    Former Oppo exec Pete Lau announced his plans to make "the perfect smartphone" a few months ago, and now the OnePlus One is almost here. Its launch is scheduled for April 23rd, but Android Authority ...

  • AllCast's screen-mirroring magic arrives on Amazon's Fire TV App Store

    Been putting off sideloading AllCast's SDK to your brand new Amazon Fire TV? Well, friend, your procrastination has paid off. Now, all you have to do to install the casting and screen-mirroring app is download it straight from the Amazon App Store.

  • EFF and Sunlight Foundation come together to build Contact-Congress

    If you've never contacted your congress person then you might not realize how difficult our politicians have made it to get a hold of them. There are 535 members of the House and Senate all whom have some arcane contact form on their websites that obscure their direct email address. It's inconvenient for a single …

  • Contact-Congress simplifies the act of, well, contacting congress @ Engadget - Sat, Apr 19, 2014 6:27 AM EDT

    If you've never contacted your congress person then you might not realize how difficult our politicians have made it to get a hold of them. There are 535 members of the House and Senate all whom have some ...

  • Irish school children are building worlds for the Oculus Rift @ Engadget - Sat, Apr 19, 2014 5:18 AM EDT
    Irish school children are building worlds for the Oculus Rift

    If games, wildlife documentaries and virtual strolls in the park aren't enough to validate virtual reality for you, try this one: educational motivation. School children in Ireland have been using a open source version of Second Life to learn coding, 3D modeling and to create virtual spaces of recent field trips. Their …

  • Beats Music update lets you subscribe from inside the iOS app @ Engadget - Fri, Apr 18, 2014 11:34 PM EDT

    Odds are that you weren't riveted by Beats Music when it first arrived, but the streaming service has just delivered a pair of big updates that may give you a good excuse to tune in. For the iOS app, the ...

  • You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the ...

  • Nike reportedly killing the Fuelband to focus on fitness software @ Engadget - Fri, Apr 18, 2014 8:18 PM EDT

    Just days after Nike announced the launch of its Fuel Lab location in San Francisco to enhance partnerships with other digital services for athletes, there's a report that it's fired much of the team behind ...

  • Hide your stash, heat-seeking drones are helping thugs hijack UK weed crops

    Criminals are dicks. That much we all know is true. But now these dicks are using heat-sensing drones to pull off "sophisticated" heists of weed farms (yes, that weed) in the United Kingdom, as local paper Halesowen News discovered. Consider this quote from one enterprising crop hijacker:

  • Labels claim Pandora owes money for streaming old songs, probably won't get it

    Pandora can't catch a break, it seems. Just weeks after the streaming radio service escaped paying higher royalties to songwriters, record companies and musicians have sued it in a New York court for allegedly violating state copyright laws by ...

  • DARPA envisions a smarter, safer autopilot @ Engadget - Fri, Apr 18, 2014 5:49 PM EDT

    Autonomous aircraft serve their purpose, but there's no question that pilotless passenger flights are a long way off, if they ever become a reality. Still, there's obviously room for improvement when it ...

  • Tubecore wants you to hack and mod its beautiful, modular speaker @ Engadget - Fri, Apr 18, 2014 5:21 PM EDT
    Tubecore wants you to hack and mod its beautiful, modular speaker

    Let's be honest: Wireless speakers are a dime a dozen. The options are seemingly endless, and new ones arrive on an almost daily basis. Companies have begun to push the boundaries of design as of late, making options that are an aesthetic step above the larger outfits. Tubecore's Duo certainly does that, but it's …

  • AT&T adds more data and a hotspot option to prepaid GoPhone plans @ Engadget - Fri, Apr 18, 2014 4:52 PM EDT

    AT&T is adding more data to its GoPhone prepaid smartphone plans without raising monthly fees in the process. If you're currently paying $60 a month for 2GB, your allotment will jump to 2.5 gigs, while ...

  • This enormous gas tank is now a wondrous, isolating work of art (video)

    Once it stored enormous quantities of blast furnace and coal gas, but these days the Gasometer Oberhausen is a 385 foot tall cylindrical art gallery. Since the early 90s, the gargantuan storage tank has been host to more than ...

  • Engadget Podcast 393 - 4.18.14 @ Engadget - Fri, Apr 18, 2014 4:01 PM EDT
    Engadget Podcast 393 - 4.18.14

    We have less libations, but more tech-related news than last week's peaty podcast and that's just fine for your sleep-deprived hosts. First up is some informed speculation on Amazon's new smartphone, based on a few inconclusive photos that recently surfaced. Another work in progress is Google's Project Ara, …

  • HTC hires marketing exec who led Samsung to smartphone dominance @ Engadget - Fri, Apr 18, 2014 3:36 PM EDT
    HTC hires marketing exec who led Samsung to smartphone dominance

    It's no secret, HTC has an image problem. Despite consistently creating some of our favorite phones, it's failed to reach the heights of popularity of manufacturers like Samsung. That could soon change.

  • After many "Grasshopper" tests, SpaceX's first real try at launching a reusable rocket will attempt flight again in just a few minutes -- watch the live stream here or embedded after the break. ...

  • Camera deals of the week: 4.18.14 @ Engadget - Fri, Apr 18, 2014 2:24 PM EDT

    Snatching up a new camera can be a considerable investment, especially if you're after a unit that combines stellar images with a host of features. Fret not friends: We're here to help. Just beyond the ...

  • Facebook Paper got its first big update today, but is anyone using it?

    Here's a shocker: Facebook's first major update to Paper, its socially augmented news-reading app, makes it more social. Specifically, the app's 1.1 update now allows users to comment on posts using photos, as well as added birthday ...

  • ​Looking for a positive take to cut though all the negative press that Heartbleed has been getting? Then the Open Source Initiative (OSI) has one. The news has been full of stories about the exploit in ...

  • Last week at the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) show, FCC head Tom Wheeler pushed broadcasters to loosen their grip on spectrum that the agency plans to auction off to give wireless internet ...

  • Sony Xperia Z2 review: a big, powerful slab of a phone @ Engadget - Fri, Apr 18, 2014 12:00 PM EDT

    It's been nearly three years since I reviewed the Xperia Neo, manufactured by what was then Sony Ericsson. The Neo represented just the second generation of Xperia phones running on Android, from a period ...

  • The Engadget Podcast is live at 12PM ET! @ Engadget - Fri, Apr 18, 2014 11:30 AM EDT
    The Engadget Podcast is live at 12PM ET!

    After last week's Very Special Episode, we've grabbed a Hair of the Dog (or two...or three), a bit of rest, and we're back for a regular ol' episode of The Engadget Podcast. We're discussing a ...

  • The US' special operations forces frequently can't rely on conventional ground transportation for their covert ops -- a loud engine is guaranteed to blow their cover. To tackle this problem, DARPA has ...

  • Daily Roundup: Xperia Z2 review, Oculus VR lets a terminal patient travel and more!

    A terminally ill woman has reminded us of the limitless potential for devices like the Oculus Rift beyond just gaming and entertainment. After Roberta Firstenberg's cancer treatments failed last year, she was told she had just a few months to live. That prompted her game artist granddaughter Priscilla ("Pri") …

  • Samsung's Milk Music will soon cost $4 per month to listen ad-free @ Engadget - Fri, Apr 18, 2014 10:11 AM EDT

    You know what they say about all good things in life. Samsung has been offering an ad-free version of its Milk Music service for no charge since launch, but the company has posted a new infographic revealing ...

  • With Google's Chromecast streaming dongle now fully settled in the UK, the great provider (of search results) has kicked off a promotional program rewarding new and old customers alike. You'll find the ...

  • NASA just crashed a satellite into the moon on purpose @ Engadget - Fri, Apr 18, 2014 9:45 AM EDT

    You might remember NASA's LADEE as the satellite where the administration tested a new broadband-fast laser communication system for sending data back to Earth. Now, however, the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust ...

  • Engadget Eurocast 060 - 4.18.14 @ Engadget - Fri, Apr 18, 2014 9:02 AM EDT

    Matt's been steeped in old timey video over the past few days and it seems to have affected Dan's state of mind and podcast introduction. Once the anachronistic antics subside, the lads dig into the plausibility ...

  • Microsoft's now letting developers respond to app store critics @ Engadget - Fri, Apr 18, 2014 8:32 AM EDT

    If a Windows Phone app disappoints you, it's probably right that you call out its failings and warn others to steer clear. Don't be surprised, however, if the minds behind the software start responding ...

  • Daily Roundup: Xperia Z2 review, Oculus VR lets a terminal patient travel and more!

    When you have the cultural cachet of someone like the Wu-Tang Clan, there are a handful of luxuries afforded to you that few others have. Like selling the only copy of your upcoming album for $5 million, for instance. But in an effort to free Once Upon a Time in Shaolin's music to less-than-rich listeners, two fans …

  • Candy Crush developer admits it can't really own the word 'Candy' @ Engadget - Fri, Apr 18, 2014 6:42 AM EDT
    Candy Crush developer admits it can't really own the word 'Candy'

    Although King's $7 billion empire is built on the slim foundation of its lone blockbuster, Candy Crush Saga, many thought its efforts to trademark "Saga" and "Candy" were a bit over-the-top. It now turns out the company ...

  • Stream: The Science of Soil @ Engadget - Fri, Apr 18, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

    Most people take soil for granted, assuming that if you shove a seed into some dirt and add some water, hey presto. Stick it under an electron microscope, however, and you suddenly see a whole microcosm ...

  • Watch Google test its 3D-sensing phones on robots in zero gravity @ Engadget - Fri, Apr 18, 2014 5:54 AM EDT
    Watch Google test its 3D-sensing phones on robots in zero gravity

    Wonder what Google's Project Tango-equipped SPHERES robots will look like when they're in action aboard the International Space Station? The company is more than happy to show you. It has posted video of a recent test that took the machines on a zero gravity simulation flight to see how the 3D environment sensors …

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