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Ever spent ages wandering the grocery store while looking for a hard-to-find ingredient? If Philips brings its new connected retail lighting to your local supermarket, you may always know where to go. The technology uses light-based communication to...
Author: Jon Fingas
Posted: February 17, 2014, 5:00 am
Gone are the days when, if you wanted to read a book in bed, you'd need to take a torch with you. Nowadays, as long as you've got a Kindle Paperwhite, the books will happily illuminate themselves. The device's even front-lighting and engineering...
Author: Daniel Cooper
Posted: February 17, 2014, 3:36 am
You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past seven days -- all...
Author: Andy Bowen
Posted: February 17, 2014, 12:22 am
Having already targeted several big name news organizations, the Syrian Electronic Army has hit another, this time publishing a reported one million user credentials from business site Forbes.com. Re/code reports that the group posted various...
Author: Matt Brian
Posted: February 16, 2014, 9:53 pm
Should you fancy Piper Chapman's prison-based predicament more than Frank Underwood's political conniving, you're in luck. The second season of Orange is the New Black will hit Netflix on June 6th -- less than a year after the series debuted. As The...
Author: Timothy J. Seppala
Posted: February 16, 2014, 7:44 pm
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. You only need to look at Jon Fingas' Instagram feed to...
Author: Engadget staff
Posted: February 16, 2014, 6:00 pm
Welcome to Time Machines, where we offer up a selection of mechanical oddities, milestone gadgets and unique inventions to test out your tech-history skills. You're perched atop a motorcycle, cruising through Brooklyn with the wind whipping...
Author: Jon Turi
Posted: February 16, 2014, 4:00 pm
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. Solar power just got a big boost as Ivanpah, the world's biggest solar thermal power plant, was just...
Author: Inhabitat
Posted: February 16, 2014, 3:00 pm
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...
Author: Dave Schumaker
Posted: February 16, 2014, 2:30 pm
If Google's latest acquisition is anything to go by, entering a password on a website could soon be as easy as placing your smartphone near your computer. Israeli startup SlickLogin confirmed today it has become the latest company join Mountain...
Author: Matt Brian
Posted: February 16, 2014, 1:03 pm
Back in 2011, Nike MAGs brought the futuristic looks of Marty McFly to the feet of sneaker collectors. There was just one problem: the fashionably-lit footwear from Back to the Future II was lacking its key feature. Well, now it seems that the iconic...
Author: Billy Steele
Posted: February 16, 2014, 11:32 am
It's the zombie apocalypse, and the only items on the menu are a year-old pizza and cockroach sashimi -- which would you choose? Well, if that pepperoni-smattered pie came from the US Army's Natick Labs, you've hit the jackpot. A team of food...
Author: Mariella Moon
Posted: February 16, 2014, 7:20 am
LG isn't just bringing high-end smartphones like the G Pro 2 to Mobile World Congress -- it's also launching its L Series III phones for the budget-minded among us. The 3.5-inch L40, 4.5-inch L70 and 4.7-inch L90 are subtle evolutions of the Optimus...
Author: Jon Fingas
Posted: February 16, 2014, 5:16 am
While Microsoft Office Mobile for iPhone released last summer and we've yet to see software release for Apple tablets. Not only is the slate-focused productivity suite alive and well, it's apparently going to launch before July. ZDNet reports that...
Author: Billy Steele
Posted: February 16, 2014, 3:50 am
Xbox One owners furiously refreshing their inboxes (or Respawn founder Vince Zampella's Twitter feed) looking for Titanfall beta codes can step away from the F5 button -- it's switching to an open beta. According to Major Nelson, it will appear on...
Author: Richard Lawler
Posted: February 16, 2014, 2:39 am
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days. The theme this week has something of an evolutionary tone to it. When did live birth in reptiles really begin? When might we be able to control tiny...
Author: James Trew
Posted: February 16, 2014, 12:00 am
In a blog post this afternoon, CEO Yancey Strickler said hackers gained access to "some" of Kickstarter's customer data last week. The co-founder of the crowdfunding outfit went on to say that the breach was closed immediately and security measures...
Author: Billy Steele
Posted: February 15, 2014, 9:41 pm
While Japan's prominence continues to wane when it comes to consumer electronics in general, the country remains enormously relevant in the digital imaging space. Canon and Nikon dominate the market, alongside other mainstream players like Sony and...
Author: Zach Honig
Posted: February 15, 2014, 8:45 pm
Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books dealing with the subject of technology that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the...
Author: Billy Steele
Posted: February 15, 2014, 6:00 pm
The past few weeks have seen a ton of activity on the Chromecast front, and now some of that excitement is extending to Windows Phone. With the Tube Cast app, you can link your Redmond handset to Google's HDMI dongle and search, select and play...
Author: Timothy J. Seppala
Posted: February 15, 2014, 4:02 pm
Samsung may have more than the Galaxy S 5 to show at Mobile World Congress this year. It just passed a couple of unannounced tablets through the FCC. One is a 10-inch SM-T530 that is clearly isn't one of the company's pro models; the rear camera...
Author: Jon Fingas
Posted: February 15, 2014, 12:47 pm
Remember that awesome Smart TV processor Qualcomm trotted out for CES? It looks like it won't be making its way to your living room after all. The company quietly announced the death of the Snapdragon 802 this week, stating that "the overall demand...
Author: Sean Buckley
Posted: February 15, 2014, 7:24 am
Sony's not really been his bag before, but ViziLeaks appears to have gotten hands on with one of the company's phones before its official debut at Mobile World Congress. Two photos are claimed to show portions of the Xperia G, and were tweeted out...
Author: Michael Gorman
Posted: February 15, 2014, 2:26 am
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 top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all...
Author: Andy Bowen
Posted: February 15, 2014, 12:23 am
Venezuela's government has been trying to silence protests over shortages of basic goods, and that crackdown appears to be extending into the digital realm as well. A Twitter spokesperson tells Engadget and Bloomberg that pictures on its social...
Author: Jon Fingas
Posted: February 14, 2014, 11:40 pm