Engadget logo Engadget Headline News Reader

  • Daily Roundup: MacBook Pro review, the new Surface 3 and more!

    31 March 2015, 8:47 pm by: Dave Schumaker

    April Fools' Day is nearly upon us and now's your chance to get caught up on the last bit of serious news before the internet gets crazy. First up, we review Apple's refreshed MacBook Pro with Retina display and find out if the Force Touch trackpad i...
  • The Big Picture: Yeah right, this was shot on a mobile phone

    31 March 2015, 8:10 pm by: Andrew Tarantola

    The World Photography Organization has announced the winners of its 2015 Sony World Photography Awards, including those from the inaugural mobile phone category. Out of some 96,000 entries, only three shots were chosen. Incredibly, this spectacular s...
  • This is how you refuel Zero's electric motorcycle

    31 March 2015, 7:27 pm by: Daniel Cooper

    If there's one problem to racing a super-cool electric motorcycle, it's that pit stops tend to be a bit slow. After all, in the time it takes a regular hot rod to refuel, you've probably only gained one or two percent of charge. That's why Zero Motor...
  • Facebook's 'Scrapbook' puts all of those baby photos in one place

    31 March 2015, 6:48 pm by: Mona Lalwani

    There are way too many baby pictures on Facebook. And they need to be organized. Starting today, the network rolled out an optional "Scrapbook" feature that lets parents sort through the digital heap of their children's photos. On the site, under the...
  • Festo's insect-inspired robots act like the real things

    31 March 2015, 6:12 pm by: Mariella Moon

    German automation company Festo is known for taking cues from nature when designing robots. This time, it has revealed futuristic-looking bionic ants, realistic robotic butterflies and a silicone gripper based on chameleons' tongue. Just like real an...
  • Limited edition 'Batman' PlayStation 4 scratches that superhero itch

    31 March 2015, 5:41 pm by: Jon Fingas

    If you missed out on that coveted 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4, don't fret: there's another special-run model coming soon. Sony has unveiled a limited edition Batman: Arkham Knight PS4 bundle that gives you a "steel grey" console emblazoned with th...
  • 'Un Chien Andalou' inspires a surreal indie game from Russian devs

    31 March 2015, 5:14 pm by: Jessica Conditt

    In 1929, famed artist Salvador Dalí and filmmaker Luis Buñuel awoke from a night of strange dreams, Buñuel recalling the image of a razor blade cloud slicing through the moon as if it were an eyeball, and Dalí describing a human hand covered in ants....
  • Apple opens the floodgates to Watch-friendly apps

    31 March 2015, 4:41 pm by: Jon Fingas

    You may have noticed a few Apple Watch-friendly iOS apps trickle out, but brace yourself: you're about to face a torrent of them. Apple has opened up WatchKit app submissions to all developers (not just the handful of early partners from before), so ...
  • Buy an LG G3 in the US, get a free VR headset

    31 March 2015, 4:09 pm by: Devindra Hardawar

    LG's new mobile VR headset -- which is basically just a plastic version of Google's cardboard VR viewer -- is finally hitting American shores. The company just announced that it'll be throwing in a free headset, simply called the VR for G3, with the ...
  • Flickr gives you the choice to put photos in the public domain

    31 March 2015, 3:40 pm by: Jon Fingas

    Flickr has long had ways to let others use and tweak your photos, but if you want to give up your copyright altogether? You can now do just that. In the wake of Elon Musk releasing SpaceX's photos to public domain, Flickr has added options for public...
  • Patent reveals GoPro's working on a 'square profile' camera design

    31 March 2015, 3:08 pm by: James Trew

    GoPro doesn't make square, cube-like cameras, but if it did, the picture (after the break) is probably what they'd look like. The image comes from a patent granted to GoPro today. The protection covers a "Camera housing for a square-profile camera," ...
  • JXE Streams: Boldly exploring space in 'Sid Meier's Starships'

    31 March 2015, 2:30 pm by: Anthony John Agnello

    Sid Meier scares the crap out of me. I'm deeply familiar with the famed strategy game creator's resume -- from the history-spanning Civilization series to the high seas simulations in Sid Meier's Pirates! -- but I've only ever played one of his games...
  • MacBook Pro with Retina display review (13-inch, 2015)

    31 March 2015, 2:00 pm by: Dana Wollman

    Nope, it's not the new MacBook. That review will need to wait until next month. What we have here is the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. For all intents and purposes, it's the same one we last tested in late 2013, except for one important th...
  • Charter buys a cable company to make up for losing Time Warner

    31 March 2015, 1:45 pm by: Jon Fingas

    Charter lost out on its chance to snatch Time Warner Cable before Comcast made its move, so it's settling for the next best thing. The company just unveiled plans to acquire Bright House Networks, a cable provider that's mostly big in Florida, for ab...
  • Microsoft technology gives Seattle 5,000 times faster public WiFi

    31 March 2015, 1:24 pm by: Steve Dent

    Techie culture-vultures aren't likely to encounter Vine upload fails anymore at Seattle's home to arts, culture and the Space Needle thanks to Microsoft. The city's biggest patron has installed a new WiFi service at the Seattle Center that uses new t...
  • Google puts Chrome OS on your TV with its own HDMI stick

    31 March 2015, 1:00 pm by: Nicole Lee

    Google has unveiled a whole new type of Chrome device, and it's one that can fit in your pocket. It's called the Chromebit, and it's essentially a Chromebook crammed in a dongle. This tiny little package contains a Rockchip 3288 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 16GB...
  • Google reveals budget Chromebooks including a $249 ASUS convertible

    31 March 2015, 1:00 pm by: Nicole Lee

    Ladies and gentlemen, get ready for some new Chromebooks. Yep, Google has just announced four new Chrome OS laptops, all of which lean toward the budget-friendly end of the spectrum. They are the ASUS Chromebook Flip, the ASUS Chromebook C201, the Hi...
  • BSXinsight's calf-worn workout intensity sensor is now available

    31 March 2015, 1:00 pm by: Daniel Cooper

    When you're doing an exercise upon yourself, your body generates lactic acid, the levels of which are considered to be the most accurate way to measure your performance during a workout. Unfortunately, you can only test lactate levels with a blood te...
  • The Big Picture: Gorgeous shot captures a drone's fiery flight

    31 March 2015, 12:41 pm by: Andrew Tarantola

    Photographer Calder Wilson added an explosive new method to his long exposure "light paintings" earlier this year when he was struck by a brilliant notion: Strap some leftover New Year's fireworks to the back of a UAV, light them up and then lift off...
  • Relax: De La Soul's album's already smashed its Kickstarter goal

    31 March 2015, 12:22 pm by: Daniel Cooper

    De La Soul love sampling, so much so that they feel as if a whole branch of copyright law was invented just for them. The sample-heavy trio (for three is the magic number) didn't want to have to compromise their artistic vision for their ninth album,...
  • Dropbox updates document preview so that you can do more than just preview

    31 March 2015, 12:00 pm by: Nicole Lee

    If you accessed a document today on Dropbox.com, you might notice that it looks a little different -- the preview screen real estate is a little larger, the design is a little cleaner and oh wait, is that a new toolbar? That's because the cloud stora...
  • Google Maps turned your streets into Pac-Man today

    31 March 2015, 11:45 am by: Mona Lalwani

    Your streets can be an iconic arcade game right now. Google Maps has a Pac-Man option just in time for April Fool's Day. With the click of a button, your streets will be dotted with yellow pellets and the four famous ghosts. New York City, with its p...
  • Court rules that UberPOP cars can still pick you up in Paris

    31 March 2015, 11:28 am by: Steve Dent

    Uber's Paris headquarters were recently raided by 25 policemen, but a court has now ruled that its disputed UberPOP service is actually honky-dory -- for now. The company's low-cost ridesharing option uses non-professional drivers, a practice that Fr...
  • Re-order everyday items from Amazon with the 'Dash Button'

    31 March 2015, 11:22 am by: Jessica Conditt

    Amazon is rolling out the Dash Button, a physical device that allows customers to re-order items like toilet paper, diapers and laundry detergent as soon as they run out, with a simple press. The Dash Button is adhesive, and when pressed, customers r...
  • Engadget giveaway: win a Shield Tablet gaming package courtesy of NVIDIA!

    31 March 2015, 11:00 am by: Jon Turi

    Spring has sprung and while you may have been huddled by your PC's GPU all winter for some scant warmth, you can now continue your gaming sessions under the sun's rays. NVIDIA's GRID gaming service streams popular PC games right to its Shield devices...

Engadget Actions

The mobile technology news aggregator. Delivering the latest mobile tech headlines from the web's best sources.

Follow all the days smartphone, tablet and mobile computing news in one place.

This page provides an easy way to scan, read and share the latest articles at Engadget.

Free MobilityBeat App for iOS
Get the App MobilityBeat App