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Alexa owners can listen to Amazon Music for free -- with ads

engadget.com     2+ hour, 26+ min ago

Rumors started circulating last week that Amazon was exploring a free, ad-supported tier of its streaming music service. Turns out there was something to those rumblings. Today, the commerce giant ann...

Microsoft is making VR better for those with vision problems

engadget.com     3+ hour, 1+ min ago

Virtual reality can be a rush to the senses, but not if you have vision problems. Microsoft researchers are trying to solve that problem via a tool kit for Unity VR developers to help players with low...

Samsung updates Galaxy Buds with Bixby voice controls

engadget.com     3+ hour, 55+ min ago

Thanks to a recent firmware update, Samsung's Galaxy Buds now work with the company's Bixby voice assistant. In addition to having hands-free control of music and audio, users can now use voice contro...

'Overwatch' travels to Havana for its latest map

engadget.com     4+ hour, 32+ min ago

Overwatch's Storm Rising brawl kicked off this week in a new locale: Havana. As with last year's edition of the Archives event, which saw the debut of Rialto, Blizzard is bringing its gorgeous take on...

Netflix will invest up to $100 million in a NYC production hub

engadget.com     4+ hour, 52+ min ago

Netflix films many of its productions in New York City (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is just one example), so it only makes sense to have a large presence there, doesn't it? The company certainly thinks ...

Stranger Things plagiarism lawsuit heads to trial

engadget.com     5+ hour, 6+ min ago

A lawsuit that accuses Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer of stealing the idea for the hit Netflix show is headed for a jury trial. A judge for the Los Angeles Superior Court this week deni...

Wirecutter's best deals: Save $150 on an 11-inch Apple iPad Pro

engadget.com     5+ hour, 13+ min ago

This 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 Wirecutte...

Facebook stored millions of Instagram passwords in plain text

engadget.com     5+ hour, 32+ min ago

Uber adds new safety alerts following the death of a college student Last month, news broke that Facebook employees had access to up to 600 million user passwords, which had been stored in plain text...

Fitbit Versa Lite review: The basics aren't enough

engadget.com     6+ hour, 11+ min ago

Uber adds new safety alerts following the death of a college student I wasn't sure what to expect when Fitbit announced the Versa Lite smartwatch. It's supposed to be a pared-back iteration of last y...

Netflix is turning Broadway's 'Boys in the Band' into a film

engadget.com     6+ hour, 31+ min ago

Netflix doesn't have much in the way of theater productions on its streaming platform, with Bruce Springsteen's one-man Broadway show perhaps being the most notable. However, the service is drawing fr...

Russia worked hard to recruit social media users to campaign for Trump

engadget.com     6+ hour, 55+ min ago

Uber adds new safety alerts following the death of a college student We already knew that the Internet Research Agency (IRA), which is essentially a farm of bots and trolls, exposed 126 million Ameri...

HBO isn't happy about Trump's Game of Thrones-inspired tweets

engadget.com     7+ hour, 11+ min ago

'We still prefer our IP not be used for political purposes,' the network said. With the Mueller report finally making its way into the hands of the public, President Donald Trump was quick to claim v...

Uber adds new safety alerts following the death of a college student

engadget.com     7+ hour, 23+ min ago

Uber adds new safety alerts following the death of a college student YouTube Music is free on Google Home, if you don't mind ads Following the murder of a college student who mistakenly entered a ve...

Puma is recruiting beta testers for its self-lacing sneakers

engadget.com     7+ hour, 41+ min ago

The Puma Fi beta program is taking applications until April 28th in select countries. When Engadget took an exclusive look at the Puma Fi self-lacing shoes earlier this year, the company teased an up...

The 'Halo' TV series has found its Master Chief

engadget.com     7+ hour, 55+ min ago

The years-in-the-making Halo TV series finally appears to be taking shape. Showtime has chosen American Gods' Pablo Schrieber to play the series' version of Master Chief. It's not certain if he'll eve...

YouTube Music is free on Google Home, if you don't mind ads

engadget.com     8+ hour, 13+ min ago

YouTube Music is free on Google Home, if you don't mind ads Starting today, YouTube Music is offering a free, ad-supported experience on Google Home speakers and other Google Assistant-powered speake...

Soylent launches 100-calorie 'mini-meal' bar

engadget.com     8+ hour, 28+ min ago

Soylent, the drink of choice for Silicon Valley bros with no time to eat, is launching a new line of snack bars. Known as Soylent Squared, the 100-calorie "mini-meal" bars are the first solid food off...

The Mueller report is out: Read it here

engadget.com     8+ hour, 44+ min ago

The long-awaited Mueller report is finally out, and you can download it for your lunchtime reading if you have a ton of time to kill. Titled "Report on investigation into Russian interference in the 2...

Apple is making it easier to recycle iPhones in the US

engadget.com     8+ hour, 44+ min ago

With Earth Day just around the corner, Apple announced it's quadrupling the number of locations US customers can send their iPhones for recycling. The company's recycling robot, Daisy, will now disass...

The Switch might finally go on sale in China

engadget.com     9+ hour, 3+ min ago

It seems the Switch may soon arrive in China, as Nintendo has teamed up with Tencent to bring its ultra-popular console to an enormous market. Guangdong province's game regulator has provisionally giv...

Dreams turns the PS4 into a charming game development kit

engadget.com     9+ hour, 31+ min ago

I was nervous to boot up Dreams and see what Media Molecule has been slaving over for so many years. Part of me was sure the package couldn't justify such a protracted development cycle. From the open...

EU law could fine sites for not removing terrorist content within an hour

engadget.com     10+ hour, 17+ min ago

Google and Amazon end their ridiculous streaming video spat The European Union has been clear on its stance that terrorist content is most harmful in the first hour it appears online. Yesterday, the ...

'Child's Play' trailer shows Chucky controlling smart homes and drones

engadget.com     10+ hour, 43+ min ago

Google and Amazon end their ridiculous streaming video spat A reboot of the Child's Play franchise will hit theaters this summer and while we already had a good idea killer toy Chucky would be more o...

The Fortnite World Cup will include a big-money event for creatives

engadget.com     10+ hour, 43+ min ago

If you're a keen Fortnite player or avid battle royale Twitch viewer, you'll probably know that qualifying for the inaugural Fortnite World Cup has officially begun. Top players (including popular str...

Bandcamp's new service is like Kickstarter for vinyl

engadget.com     11+ hour, 8+ min ago

Google and Amazon end their ridiculous streaming video spat Bandcamp is launching a Kickstarter-style vinyl crowdfunding service for artists. Once a musician's campaign hits its funding goal, Bandcam...

Facebook bans several major UK far-right groups

engadget.com     11+ hour, 22+ min ago

Google and Amazon end their ridiculous streaming video spat Facebook has banned a swath of UK far-right groups including the British National party (BNP), the English Defence League (EDL) and Britain...

LG struggles to deliver on its promise of faster Android updates

engadget.com     11+ hour, 31+ min ago

Google and Amazon end their ridiculous streaming video spat Just over a year ago LG announced the launch of its Software Upgrade Center - a facility designed to give customers around the world "faste...

Google and Amazon end their ridiculous streaming video spat

engadget.com     11+ hour, 41+ min ago

Google and Amazon end their ridiculous streaming video spat YouTube is coming to Amazon's Fire TV, and Prime Video will work with Chromecast and Android TV. Google and Amazon haven't historically be...

Mueller report forced Congress to find PCs with disc drives

engadget.com     12+ hour, 12+ min ago

House Judiciary Committee staff was prepared for this possibility -- among many -- and checked they still have a computer with a working CD-ROM drive (they do). You'd have expected perhaps a USB driv...

Amazon will close its Chinese marketplace in July

engadget.com     12+ hour, 38+ min ago

Amazon is pulling the plug on its e-commerce marketplace business in China. The decision follows a long struggle by American e-commerce companies in the country, who have fallen behind China's faster ...

The Morning After: Google's first car accessory is like a mobile Home Mini

engadget.com     13+ hour, 5+ min ago

While our Galaxy Fold review model is fine (at the time of writing), other phone reviewers have suffered some issues, self-inflicted and otherwise. We're also deep into the New York Auto Show, with ma...

T-Mobile's Money banking app makes its nationwide debut

engadget.com     13+ hour, 40+ min ago

If users can stick to the required minimum deposit, they can also opt in for the Got Your Back overdraft. That gives them a $50 overdraft protection, so they can withdraw a few more bucks without incu...

Withings restores its cardio health feature on scales in Europe

engadget.com     14+ hour, 34+ min ago

When Withings introduced pulse wave velocity (PWV) measurements on its flagship scale, it offered customers an indicator of their cardiovascular health. In addition to more standard calculations, like...

Epic Games will boost security with two-factor SMS and email verification

engadget.com     15+ hour, 21+ min ago

Epic Games is introducing extra security measures to protect users' accounts -- something it needs to do as the developer behind Fortnite, one of the most popular multiplayer games today. In an accoun...

Google pulls popular Chinese Android apps over large-scale ad fraud

engadget.com     16+ hour, 21+ min ago

Google pulled a number of popular Android apps from the Play Store after BuzzFeed News has discovered a large-scale ad fraud scheme their developers were pulling off. Six of those apps were by DU Grou...

Facebook is working on a voice AI rival to Siri and Alexa

engadget.com     18+ hour, 11+ min ago

Facebook might introduce its own voice assistant `a la Siri and Alexa in the future. According to CNBC, the social network's augmented and virtual reality team led by Ira Snyder has been developing a ...

Samsung speaks up about broken Galaxy Fold review units

engadget.com     20+ hour, 21+ min ago

Even after extensive durability testing, reports surfaced yesterday that several Galaxy Fold reviewers had already suffered from broken devices. It appears they're experiencing more than one type of i...

Facebook 'unintentionally' saved contacts of 1.5 million new users

engadget.com     21+ hour, 28+ min ago

Remember the weird revelation that Facebook was asking some new users for the password to their email account? Tonight Business Insider reports that since May 2016, if users entered their email passwo...

Amazon's 'The Boys' has Karl Urban fighting superheroes gone bad

engadget.com     23+ hour, 26+ min ago

Are you sick of the usual superhero fare? So is Amazon. It just posted a teaser for The Boys, a Prime Video adaptation of Gareth Ennis' comic book about wayward superheroes. The show casts Karl Urban ...

DC Universe scales back 'Swamp Thing' over 'creative differences'

engadget.com     1+ day, 49+ min ago

This doesn't preclude a second season, but it's not great news at a time when DCU only has a handful of shows in development and still relies heavily on its back catalog of videos and comic books to a...

NASA finally found evidence of the universe's earliest molecule

engadget.com     1+ day ago

The elusive helium hydride was found 3,000 light-years away. Scientists have long suspected that, around 100,000 years after the big bang, helium and hydrogen combined to form the first molecule, hel...

Twitter acquires quote-sharing app Highly

engadget.com     1+ day ago

Twitter has acquired the highlight-sharing app Highly. Highly CEO Andrew Courter announced the acquisition in a Medium post on Wednesday, but didn't detail what Highly's role at Twitter would look lik...

Car2go: 'Fraud' caused Chicago shutdown, not hacking

engadget.com     1+ day ago

Car2go's rental service just suffered what appears to be a major incident. The company has temporarily suspended operations in Chicago after a "fraud issue" in the city. While Car2go didn't provide de...

Mike Myers will play multiple characters for upcoming Netflix show

engadget.com     1+ day ago

UK's porn age verification law to go into effect on July 15th Mike Myers is getting his own original show on Netflix. Not much is known about the project at this point, other than it will be a limite...

With its 2020 Outback, Subaru bets on turbo engines and big screens

engadget.com     1+ day ago

It didn't take long after walking through the faux-wood gates Subaru erected at the New York Auto Show before I saw the 2020 Outback. I couldn't miss it. Perched atop a large outcropping of fake rock,...

Scientists created a CRISPR tool that can wipe out longer pieces of DNA

engadget.com     1+ day ago

It could allow researchers to delete long stretches of genetic code to better understand diseases. An international team of scientists have developed a new CRISPR-based, gene editing tool. The resear...

The new Mercedes-Benz GLS is luxuriously extra

engadget.com     1+ day ago

If you're looking for a classy, far-from-huge Mercedes crossover that goes easy on the environment, there's the EQC. If you're the type that routinely needs to ferry around eight in relative luxury, t...

Samsung Galaxy Fold review units are already broken

engadget.com     1+ day ago

Early Samsung Galaxy Fold adopters might be in for a surprise, judging by some journalists who reported some serious issues with their review units. The Verge's Dieter Bohn claimed a bulge that appear...


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