tech news

Subscribe to tech news feed tech news

URL: http://www.engadget.com/rss.xml

Updated: 1 hour 39 min ago

The new 'Doom' hides sinister images in its soundtrack

It's no secret that the new Doom is chock-full of Easter eggs and other surprises, but the latest is one you wouldn't find just by wandering around the game's tortured halls. Intrepid fan TomButcher has noticed that at least one tune in the soundtra...

Iran orders messaging app makers to store data inside the country

Iran's attempts to stifle dissenting views through online censorship don't usually work all that well, so it's trying a new strategy: bringing more of that data within its own borders. It's ordering messaging app developers to move all their Iranian...

'Catlateral Damage' VR is out on Steam for HTC Vive

Smashing pots and vases as a rampaging virtual kitty sounds so much more fun if you can physically act it out, doesn't it? Good thing you can do just that if you have an HTC Vive. Catlateral Damage, that game that puts you in the body of a mischievou...

Google won't get a deal on French taxes

If Google was hoping that France would give it a UK-style tax break, it's going to be in for a rude surprise. The country's Finance Minister Michel Sapin informs Reuters that there won't be any negotiations with Google over the €1.6 billion in...

Tesla hosts a grand opening for its Gigafactory on July 29th

Tesla's sprawling Gigafactory has yet to kick into full swing, but that isn't stopping the electric car maker from giving its plant an official debut. It's inviting its biggest fans (including those who referred buyers) to a grand opening for the Gig...

Ben Heck's Hackmanji board game

With a bit of laser cutting for the box and some 3D printing for the pieces, cogs and arms, Ben, Karen and Felix build a new version of the board game Jumanji. (Yes indeed, it's on based on the 1995 Robin Williams film.) Also in this episode, Kare...

The After Math: Potpourri

It's been a mixed week for news with few clear winners and losers -- outside of Chewbacca Mom of course, who has been killing it. Let's see, Takata had to recall 12 million more airbags because they keep killing people. On the other hand, MIT managed...

Inhabitat's Week in Green: A VW bug made out of timber

Six years ago a Beijing company proposed an insane lane-straddling bus that could soar over congested freeways. The project just took a step closer to reality, as the Transit Explore Bus is set to begin testing this summer. In other transportation ne...

4K copy protection removal shop settles for $5.2 million

Intel and Warner Bros. are still very much embroiled in a war on companies stripping copyright protection from 4K and Blu-ray videos. Hardware seller Ace Deal has agreed to pay the two industry giants $5.2 million to settle a lawsuit over alleged vi...

Dropbox's Infinite feature needs deeper access to your computer

On the surface, Dropbox's Project Infinite sounds great. The feature will give you access to everything in your account without having to store them on your computer. It's bound to save space, especially if you're using an SSD with a smaller capacity...

Cinematic VR maker Jaunt needs a new CEO

Let's say you run a well-funded startup in the super-hot virtual reality sector. What would you do -- bask in your success? Don't tell that to Jaunt CEO Jens Christensen. After just three years at the cinematic VR company he helped create, Christe...

Nest's co-founder is releasing a smart kids' go-kart

Nest co-creator Tony Fadell isn't focused solely on making intelligent thermostats and smoke detectors. He recently unveiled Actev Motors, a company whose inaugural Arrow Smart-Kart promises to give kids a taste of what smart cars are like. The ele...

Google Photos celebrates first birthday and 24 billion selfies

Happy birthday, Google Photos. In the year since its launch, the service has created 1.6 billion animations, collages and movies from your snapshots, according to a post on the Google blog. More than that, there've been some 2 trillion labels, with 2...

ASUS' GeForce GTX 1080 is faster and more colorful

NVIDIA's official GeForce GTX 1080 is fast, but let's face it: you're really waiting for the third-party cards that push the limits of what the high-end graphics chipset can really do. And it looks like your patience just paid off. ASUS has reveale...

Phonebloks creator isn't entirely happy with Project Ara

Dave Hakkens, the brains behind the Phonebloks modular phone concept, thinks Google could do better when it comes to Project Ara. In a blog post, Hakkens said he wasn't happy that the modular phone's latest version puts its processor, battery, antenn...

NASA successfully puffs up its inflatable space habitat

Second time's the charm. Following a less-than-successful initial test run, NASA and Bigelow Aerospace have successfully inflated the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module attached to the International Space Station. It took several hours (the team didn...

Senate anti-encryption bill is effectively dead, for now

If you were worried that a possible Senate bill requiring encryption backdoors would get enough support to become law, you can relax... for a while, at least. Reuters' government tipsters claim that the proposal, drafted by Senators Richard Burr and...

Meet the wearable tablet you might use at your next job

There's no way I would wear the Rufus Cuff wrist computer. After a few minutes with this 3.2-inch Android tablet strapped to my body, my wrist started to get all sweaty. It felt bulky, weird and to be honest, not very cool. But if the massive pre-ord...

HomeKit does indeed make the August Smart Lock more useful

The August Smart Lock is not new. We reviewed it way back in 2014, and for the most part, everything we mentioned then still applies. The lock is still super easy to install, and it still works with deadbolts, not knobs. Most importantly, using an ap...

Six transforming furnishings that make the most of small spaces

By Cat DiStasio Convertible furniture isn't new; most of us have lived with a shape-shifting futon or sofa bed at one point or another. Sometimes, though, a small abode cries out for much more than an extra sleeping surface, and designers have been...

Pages