Chromecast officially available across Europe and in Canada starting today

Chromecast officially available across Europe and in Canada starting today

Sure, a few eager Amazon shoppers might have been enjoying the Chromecast on the other side of the pond, more or less straight after it launched in the US. However, those Europeans (update: and Canadians) waiting for an official retail channel, (as... … [Read more...]

Dropbox will link business and personal accounts early next month

Dropbox will link business and personal accounts early next month

Good news for Dropbox users: soon, you'll be able to switch between business and personal files without having to constantly sign in and out. The tool really only applies to those who use Dropbox for Business, as it will give them simultaneous access... … [Read more...]

New Skype for Android promises not to drain your battery

New Skype for Android promises not to drain your battery

If you're anything like us, then you know how valuable it is to have great battery life on mobile devices. Which is why a number of apps, like Skype, need to be monitored a little closer than others -- in particular, ones that are constantly running... … [Read more...]

Phosphor’s Touch Time is a smartwatch that doesn’t need a smartphone (hands-on)

Phosphor's Touch Time is a smartwatch that doesn't need a smartphone (hands-on)

When we talk about smartwatches, it's normally devices that either work with your phone, or seek to replace them altogether. That's not the approach taken by Phosphor, which recruited former Nike designer Stefan Andrén to craft a model that's... … [Read more...]

EA finally brings an offline mode to SimCity

EA finally brings an offline mode to SimCity

SimCity has been surrounded by problems since its reboot last year, including having to deal with negative feedback due to the nature of its "always-on" gameplay. Now, EA's hoping to turn some of these frowns into smiles, announcing that SimCity's... … [Read more...]

Oculus VR exits first virtual reality collective

Oculus VR exits first virtual reality collective

Just five days ago we told you about the Immersive Technology Alliance, a group of companies that are working on virtual reality coming together to support the burgeoning medium. At the time, we told you that Oculus VR -- the company behind the... … [Read more...]

This is Motorola’s new Android Wear smartwatch: Moto 360

This is Motorola's new Android Wear smartwatch: Moto 360

LG went first, and now it's Motorola's turn to unveil its Android Wear smartwatch: the Moto 360. Putting an emphasis on the tried-and-true design of classic timepieces, Motorola's crafted a smartwatch that hews closely to a more traditional, premium... … [Read more...]

LG G Watch to launch next quarter with Android Wear

LG G Watch to launch next quarter with Android Wear

Over the last two years, LG has established a storied history of collaboration with Google. The two companies have worked together on three devices (two Nexus smartphones and a Google Play edition tablet) and today we're hearing about the fourth -- a... … [Read more...]

Yahoo will stop letting users login to its site with Google and Facebook accounts

Yahoo will stop letting users login to its site with Google and Facebook accounts

In an effort to get you to return to that Yahoo ID from back in the day, Yahoo says it'll be phasing out the ability to login through Google and Facebook accounts. The company says this will allow it to offer "the best personalized experience to... … [Read more...]

Xbox One’s pre-Titanfall multiplayer update goes live today: here’s everything in it

Xbox One's pre-Titanfall multiplayer update goes live today: here's everything in it

We've already touched on what you could expect from the Xbox One's next update, but now it's here. Alongside those multiplayer improvements (easier invites, chat upgrades), Twitch TV live-streaming is here (though you won't be able to broadcast until... … [Read more...]

Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 8:45PM ET

It's Tuesday, which means it's time for the Engadget HD Podcast and we hope you'll join us for the live recording at 8:45PM. Tonight there is new hardware to discuss from Harmony, some HDMI-CEC enabled action from Dish and Roku's new inexpensive... … [Read more...]

Comcast’s internet access program for low-income families will continue indefinitely

Comcast's internet access program for low-income families will continue indefinitely

Comcast's Internet Essentials program was originally supposed to wind down this June, roughly three years after its launch in the wake of the NBC merger. However, the company has had a lot of success with the initiative -- enough so that it's... … [Read more...]

What gadgets were you rocking 10 years ago?

What gadgets were you rocking 10 years ago?

Ten years ago, the internet was introduced to a new tech blog called Engadget. The world was a much different place. Smartphones as we know them didn't exist and almost everyone had a flip phone. The cloud? What did that even mean back then? Tablets... … [Read more...]

PC shipments faced their steepest-ever drop in 2013

PC shipments faced their steepest-ever drop in 2013

We hate to say it, but the era of near-constant PC industry growth might be over. IDC estimates that computer shipments fell by 9.8 percent in 2013, representing the steepest drop ever recorded. There just isn't much momentum in developing markets... … [Read more...]

Microsoft’s got a wireless display fix in the works for Surface users

Microsoft's got a wireless display fix in the works for Surface users

Sure, the Surface 2 supports Miracast, giving you the power to beam the contents of your screen wirelessly to some other, larger display. But not everyone has a compatible HDTV, which leaves us with that messy wired situation and that's no good for... … [Read more...]

Roku’s new Streaming Stick works with most TVs, drops price to $50

Roku's new Streaming Stick works with most TVs, drops price to $50

When Roku released its first Streaming Stick in late 2012, it was a tough sell. It cost $99 (as much as the highest-end Roku box), only worked with TVs that were certified as "Roku Ready," and it didn't even ship with a remote. So the godfather of... … [Read more...]

Pretend it’s 1994: music videos now available on Xbox One

Pretend it's 1994: music videos now available on Xbox One

The days of true music television may be long gone, but Microsoft has just introduced the next best thing. Xbox Music on the Xbox One now offers more than 92,000 music videos; if a given song has a matching video, you'll see that instead of having to... … [Read more...]

LG G Pad 8.3 LTE arrives on Verizon March 6th for $300

LG G Pad 8.3 LTE arrives on Verizon March 6th for $300

Thanks to an FCC filing back in January, we knew LG's G Pad 8.3 was likely heading to Verizon. Today, Big Red made things official: the 8.3-inch slate will arrive with LTE this Thursday for $300 unsubsidized and $200 on-contract. Until March 10th... … [Read more...]

Google Hangouts 2.0 for iOS redesigned with iPad tweaks, 10-second video messages

Google Hangouts 2.0 for iOS redesigned with iPad tweaks, 10-second video messages

Google Hangouts just jumped a full version number on Apple hardware -- the first major update since it added voice calls late last year -- and 2.0 has more than just a new iOS 7-ready look. The new app is "fully optimized" for iPads, with a... … [Read more...]

Google Trends is now, finally, a screen saver

Google Trends is now, finally, a screen saver

The flying toasters and infinite space your sleeping computer's been living with are being retired. No, After Dark isn't being resurrected and, well, does Windows even come with a screen saver built-in anymore? It's Google, and specifically the... … [Read more...]

Google’s new web gallery helps you find public map data

Google's new web gallery helps you find public map data

A number of organizations offer public map data through Google Maps, but finding it can be tricky -- if you even know it exists. That may not be an issue now that Google has just launched its Maps Gallery. The web portal showcases location info from... … [Read more...]

Engadget HD Podcast 387 – 2.27.14

Engadget HD Podcast 387 - 2.27.14

The HD news heap has reached a toppling point, so Ben and Richard get to work sifting through all the insanity from the past week. One of the major talking points is the streaming bottleneck of Netflix's content on various service providers. This... … [Read more...]