Technology

» Auto updated continuously

• Source limited to: Engadget

 2018-06-24 01:24 

Engadget

'Snapdragon 1000' chip may be designed for PCs from the ground up...

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 850 processor may be intended for PCs, but it's still a half step -- it's really a higher-clocked version of the same processor you'd find in your phone. The company may be more adventurous the next time, though. WinF...

 2018-06-23 23:42 

Engadget

Scientists are building a DNA database to fight illegal logging...

DNA evidence could put criminals behind bars, but only if there's something to compare it to. That's why a project that aims to combat illegal logging is now building a DNA database of trees, which could help authorities determine if logs being so...

 2018-06-23 21:59 

Engadget

World's tiniest 'computer' makes a grain of rice seem massive...

You didn't think scientists would let IBM's "world's smallest computer" boast go unchallenged, did you? Sure enough, University of Michigan has produced a temperature sensing 'computer' measuring 0.04 cubic millimeters, or abou...

 2018-06-23 20:20 

Engadget

Mercedes pulls its plug-in hybrids to prepare for new models...

We hope you weren't dead set on buying one of Mercedes' existing plug-in hybrids, as they won't be long for this world. Autocar has learned that Mercedes has stopped producing PHEV versions of the C-Class, E-Class, S-Class and GLE. This doesn&...

 2018-06-23 18:48 

Engadget

Security researcher bypasses iPhone's limit on passcode attempts...

It's not easy breaking into a locked iPhone. Try too many times and you can get locked out for years, even decades, or lose the device's data altogether. That's why law enforcement had to put pressure on Apple to unlock the San Bernardino shoo...

 2018-06-23 17:17 

Engadget

Tesla's Model 3 catches up on Autopilot and WiFi features...

Tesla is still rushing to give the Model 3 some of the features you might take for granted in its EV stablemates. As part of a broader update across the lineup (including increased Autopilot nagging), Model 3 units now support a few key features, mos......

 2018-06-23 15:46 

Engadget

Apple quietly kills Modern Buckle Watch band in the US...

Apple regularly kills off products in silence, simply yanking it from stores without so much as a notice. That's how its super expensive gold Edition watches and even something as big as the iPod Classic went the way of the dodo. This time, Apple has....

 2018-06-23 14:15 

Engadget

Recommended Reading: The rise of 'Desus & Mero'...

How 'Desus & Mero' conquered late nightJazmine Hughes,The New York TimesIt's nothing new for a popular podcast to make the leap to a television show or movie, but that's not stopping Showtime. This week, the network tapped Desus Nice a...

 2018-06-23 12:45 

Engadget

The Morning After: Weekend Edition...

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the weekend. Before looking back at some highlights from the last week, you should take a minute to find out what's up with Babylon 5 on Amazon Prime and get all the details on a key Supreme Court rul......

 2018-06-23 11:25 

Engadget

Electric GT's first race-spec Tesla Model S hits the track...

Two years ago, we learned that a Tesla Model S-based electric racing series was in development. This week Electric GT holdings showed off its first race-spec Model S P100DL in Barcelona ahead of the series' planned debut in November. Its builders say....

 2018-06-23 07:46 

Engadget

Snapdragon-based Chromebook could rival always-connected PCs...

You don't have great choices for non-Intel processors on Chromebooks at the moment -- the Rockchip-made parts you often see in low-end systems keep costs down, but they struggle with intensive tasks. That might not be an issue in the future. About......

 2018-06-23 03:55 

Engadget

Valve's Knuckles EV2 controller will let you squeeze things in VR...

Valve originally introduced its vertical-grip "Knuckles" controllers for VR in 2016, and shipped working models to developers last year. Now the company sending game makers another version, the EV2, that has revamped buttons, straps and a slew of ...

 2018-06-23 02:27 

Engadget

A World Cup match was the 'most-watched' Spanish livestream ever...

The World Cup started last week, and with all the livestreaming options, it's no surprise that the matches have already attracted an enormous amount of views. But yesterday's match between Argentina and Croatia broke a new record when its Telemund...

 2018-06-23 00:47 

Engadget

Facebook accidentally sent developer reports to app testers...

While Facebook is still reeling from it's Cambridge Analytica scandal, it has been trying to clean up its image as a company that plays fast and loose with your privacy. Unfortunately, there's yet another issue. According to TechCrunch, Facebook a...

 2018-06-22 23:16 

Engadget

A week of speedrunning for charity starts Sunday...

Summer Games Done Quick is back once again. Live from Minnesota, you can watch folks play through your favorite games as fast as they can, for charity. It starts Sunday afternoon at 12:30 PM Eastern and is scheduled to run until the wee hours next Su......

 2018-06-22 21:45 

Engadget

Apple will repair 'sticky' MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboards...

Apple launched a new keyboard service program today, acknowledging that the keyboards on certain MacBook and MacBook Pro models are prone to issues. If users of particular models find that letters or characters repeat unexpectedly or don't appear at.....

 2018-06-22 21:25 

Engadget

California bill could be a major boost to personal data privacy...

California legislators have introduced a bill that would give the state's residents more control over their online data and notably, would take the place of a proposed ballot measure that has been rigorously opposed by tech companies like Amazon and.....

 2018-06-22 20:56 

Engadget

Reddit is testing a news tab in its iOS app...

Reddit is making it simpler to find news on the platform with a beta test of a news tab in its iOS app. You might not always want to sift through personal essays and cat photos to find news from your favorite subreddits. So, Reddit is pulling from a......

 2018-06-22 20:28 

Engadget

Tesla closes solar installation centers as part of layoffs...

Tesla's recently announced layoffs may hurt its solar panel business particularly hard. Reuters sources and leaked documents have revealed that Tesla is closing roughly a dozen solar installation centers in nine states as part of the job cuts. There.....

 2018-06-22 19:57 

Engadget

Amazon brings its kid-friendly FreeTime Unlimited app to iOS...

Amazon's kid-friendly FreeTime Unlimited first launched onto Fire devices in 2012. The curated video and book service made the jump to Android last year and has just landed on iOS. It brings with it the same features as on other platforms, including.....

 2018-06-22 19:30 

Engadget

Tesla built Model 3 assembly 'tents' to meet production goals...

Remember how Elon Musk casually mentioned that Tesla had built a new assembly line in just three weeks to help it meet its lofty Model 3 production goals? It was more audacious than you might have thought. A combination of follow-up tweets from Mus......

 2018-06-22 19:00 

Engadget

Microsoft's ICE involvement illustrates tech's denial problem...

Nearly a decade ago, I had the good fortune of being one of the last people to interview the founder of Commodore International, Jack Tramiel (famous for Commodore computers and the popular C64), before he passed away. At 83 he died from heart failur......

 2018-06-22 18:41 

Engadget

First episode of 'Life is Strange 2' debuts September 27th...

A month ago, studio Dontnod revealed that its graphic adventure game Life Is Strange had sold 3 million copies -- and a sequel was on the way. Apparently it was pretty far along when they made the announcement. The first episode of Life Is Strange 2......

 2018-06-22 18:23 

Engadget

'Arena of Valor' beta registration for Nintendo Switch is live...

Arena of Valor was one of the biggest games at E3 this year, you just didn't know it. Like Super Smash Bros Ultimate it was featured in the Nintendo Direct broadcast, and, like Smash there was also a giant tournament featuring the game in downtown LA....

 2018-06-22 18:02 

Engadget

Adobe is using AI to catch Photoshopped images...

While picture editors have tweaked images for decades, modern tools like Adobe Photoshop let them alter photos to the point of complete fabrication. Think of sharks swimming in the streets of New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy, or someone flying a "whe....

 2018-06-22 17:39 

Engadget

Play 'Dragon Ball FighterZ' on the Switch September 28th...

We heard at E3 that Dragon Ball FighterZ, the popular fighting game styled to look just like the anime, would be arriving on the Nintendo Switch sometime this year. Today, publisher Bandai Namco gave a release date, September 28th. But those who preo......

 2018-06-22 17:18 

Engadget

Bethesda lawsuit claims 'Westworld' game is 'Fallout Shelter' rip-off...

Bethesda Softworks filed a lawsuit this week against Behavior Interactive and Warner Bros., alleging that the new Westworld mobile game is a "blatant rip-off" of its Fallout Shelter, Polygon reports. The company cites a number of reviews of Westwo...

 2018-06-22 17:00 

Engadget

'Semblance' is proof of Nintendo's new indie hustle...

I found Semblance on the second floor of the Fuego Lounge, squeezed into a booth beside a dance floor and a small stage. It was early afternoon, and waitstaff were restocking the long, rectangular bar in the center of the room as game developers, pre......

 2018-06-22 16:43 

Engadget

Facebook will soon let you know how much time you spend 'socializing'...

Facebook is developing a feature that will let you know how much time you spend on it. TechCrunch found an unreleased tool deep in the code for the platform's Android app called "Your Time On Facebook" which shows how much time, on average, yo...

 2018-06-22 16:21 

Engadget

Tinder tests a 'Picks' feature to save you from endless swiping...

Today, Tinder announced that it is testing a new feature called Picks, which highlights matches who fit your particular interests based on career, hobbies, activities and more. It's currently being tested on iOS in the UK, Germany, Brazil, France, Ca....

 2018-06-22 16:00 

Engadget

The best alarm clock...

By Rachel CericolaThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here. After spending......

 2018-06-22 15:44 

Engadget

Netflix crime thriller 'Ozark' returns August 31st...

When we left Ozark's Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman), it looked like he had struck a deal that solved his and his family's most immediate and life-threatening problems. But moments later that all went away, setting the Byrdes up for a whole host of ne...

 2018-06-22 15:30 

Engadget

'Babylon 5' is great, so why does it look so bad?...

When the histories of this golden age of television are written, they will likely begin with The Sopranos. But that would be a mistake because the template a lot of modern-day TV copies was instead created by Babylon 5. A decade before The Wire would......

 2018-06-22 15:16 

Engadget

Facebook is using Messenger Kids to encourage kindness...

Last year, Facebook launched a somewhat controversial Messenger app for children called, appropriately, Messenger Kids. Now, the company is introducing new features and expanding availability for the app. Parents in Canada and Peru can sign their chi......

 2018-06-22 15:00 

Engadget

Two-tone smartphones are the new rose gold...

It's been a relatively mundane first half of the year as far as smartphone launches go. If the infamous notch was the defining trend of 2017, then we haven't yet found what the 2018 equivalent might be. There's little separating recent flagshi...

 2018-06-22 14:49 

Engadget

Uber driver was streaming Hulu just before fatal self-driving crash...

Late yesterday, the Tempe Police Department released a 318-page report on the self-driving accident in which an Uber vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian. The report shows that the driver, Rafaela Vasquez, was playing Hulu on her phone up until the......

 2018-06-22 14:39 

Engadget

Supreme Court ruling requires search warrant for phone location data...

The Supreme Court has ruled (PDF) that to perform cellphone tower searches, police will now need a search warrant, as spotted by NPR. Meaning, that now for law enforcement to track where you've been, via historical cellphone location data, will requi....

 2018-06-22 14:30 

Engadget

The undersea electric railway built and abandoned within six years...

The seaside town of Brighton sits on the south coast of England, roughly 50 miles from the center of London. Famed for its pebble beaches, piers and cool residents, Brighton remains a popular destination for Londoners wanting a quick fix of fresh air......

 2018-06-22 14:00 

Engadget

Sinemia adds family plans in its latest bid to battle MoviePass...

Not to be left out, Sinemia has an announcement this week too: The movie-ticket subscription service is introducing family plans to its offerings. Pricing for its "For Two" tier have changed slightly, and if you want to add another person to the m...

 2018-06-22 13:42 

Engadget

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy to launch military satellites by 2020...

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy has won its first classified national security payload launch, proving that the company was able to demonstrate that its new rocket is reliable enough to ferry military satellites to space. The US Air Force has chosen to use the....

 2018-06-22 13:21 

Engadget

US Army asks startups to deliver next-generation weapons...

While the US Army already works with huge military contractors, it still wants to make sure that it won't miss the chance nab new technologies developed by small businesses. That's why it has launched the Army Expeditionary Technology Search or xT...

 2018-06-22 13:00 

Engadget

Snapchat Spectacles' exported clips now come in different formats...

Snapchat's Spectacles have always been able to export photos and video clips you can post online, but they only used to come in one variant: round with a white frame. Now, the camera-equipped eyewear finally has a handful of export format options to.....

 2018-06-22 12:32 

Engadget

'Fortnite' could partially lose the one thing that makes it unique...

To build, or not to build? In 2011, Epic Games took a gamble on an unconventional survival shooter called Fortnite. The far-reaching maps and signature weaponry were all there in the main game, but a new breed of battle royale would shake up the genr......

 2018-06-22 12:05 

Engadget

Reality Winner will plead guilty for leaking NSA election hacking info...

A little over a year ago, The Intercept posted top-secret NSA documents covering Russian attacks on US voting systems, showing they hacked at least one voting software company and attempted to phish more than 100 local officials. Despite emails the o......

 2018-06-22 11:31 

Engadget

Google's Street View cars will monitor London's air quality...

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has made it one of his missions to curb pollution and improve air quality in the capital. Data plays an important role, and as part of a new project, two Google Street View cars will begin pulling double duty as mobile air qua......

 2018-06-22 11:02 

Engadget

'Red Dead Redemption 2' may come to PC, too...

The amount of people ready to drop a serious amount of cash on Red Dead Redemption 2 might have just increased by quite a bit. VG247 is reporting that Rockstar Games is preparing to launch the much-hyped title on the PC, as well as the PlayStation 4......

 2018-06-22 10:30 

Engadget

The Morning After: MoviePass surge pricing...

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Congratulations, it's Friday. Tesla's 'sabotage' investigation has taken an odd turn, and there's new pricing coming to MoviePass that you should know about.Calling all students! While you're on...

 2018-06-22 10:00 

Engadget

'Jurassic World Revealed' exposes the limits of Alexa games...

Turns out, I'm quite terrible at running away from dinosaurs. This is a thing I learned after playing all six chapters of the Jurassic World Revealed game on Alexa, which launches today in tandem with the movie. The first chapter is free, and you can....

 2018-06-22 09:05 

Engadget

Google's Measure app comes to all ARCore-compatible Android phones...

Google Measure, the digital substitute app for anyone who don't own a physical tape measure, has just received a much needed update. In contrast to the earlier version -- which was limited to Google's augmented reality (AR) platform Tango -- the n...

 2018-06-22 08:10 

Engadget

Employees ask Amazon not to sell face recognition to law enforcement...

A group of Amazon employees has penned a letter to company chief Jeff Bezos, asking him to stop selling facial recognition to law enforcement. They said that "in the midst of historic militarization of police, renewed targeting of Black activists, an....

Page 1 of 3

  • Need an account?  
    or