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Panasonic's smart mirror turned me into a 1970s space princess

Sat, 06/09/2014 - 21:00
It was going to be either me or my male colleague. That's a lie: It was absolutely going to be me. It was my last day at IFA, Europe's biggest technology show, and Brad Molen and I were sitting inside a sparsely decorated smart home that Panasonic...

Galaxy Note Edge, hands-on with the G Watch R and other stories you might've missed

Sat, 06/09/2014 - 19:30
This week, we went hands on with the G Watch R, took a closer look at the Galaxy Edge's bent display, gawked at Dyson's robotic vacuum cleaner, strapped on Samsung's Gear VR, and more! Read on for Engadget's news highlights from the last seven days....

Working next-gen iPhone reportedly spotted with payment support built-in (update: video)

Sat, 06/09/2014 - 17:40
We've seen way, way too many leaks of the next iPhone's design, but none of them have shown a truly functional device -- until today, apparently. With the help of cnBeta, Chinese leaker zzray has posted photos and video that reportedly show off a...

Behind the watch: the Moto 360 story

Sat, 06/09/2014 - 16:58
"It's not a smartwatch," said Iqbal Arshad, Motorola's Senior VP of Global Product, to a roomful of journalists in Motorola's Chicago headquarters. Instead he, and by extension the rest of Motorola, prefer to think of the Moto 360 as a reinvention of...

Here's how DARPA's high-tech tanks will dodge RPGs (video)

Sat, 06/09/2014 - 15:20
DARPA's new Ground X-Vehicle Technology project aims to design tanks with less armor, but are faster and more agile as a result. Now, in the movies, we always see these beefy military vehicles rolling along slowly to action, so faster,...

Recommended Reading: The legend of the TI-84 Plus

Sat, 06/09/2014 - 14:30
Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read. The Unstoppable TI-84...

MOTA's vibrating jewelry promises more subtle notifications

Sat, 06/09/2014 - 13:27
Do you remember Ringly? The idea behind it was that people would use a vibrating ring to alert you about incoming calls, emails or text messages. If you can imagine that same concept, albeit in a smaller and less gendered package, then you have the...

​Chubby Checker's 'Dig Dug' was unearthed by the son of an Atari VP

Sat, 06/09/2014 - 11:19
You've probably heard or Dig Dug, and if you were born before 1983, you might even remember seeing a bizarre, upbeat commercial for the game in movie theaters -- but did you know that the video game miner's theme song was almost sung by Chubby...

Not every house has rooms that turn 90 degrees, but this one does

Sat, 06/09/2014 - 08:48
It would seem that when Iran isn't busy putting the kibosh down on social media, its architects are designing some pretty crazy ways to beat the weather. Case in point: a seven-floor house in Tehran with three rectangular rooms that can rotate up to...

​FBI says it located the Silk Road by exploiting an error with the server's login page

Sat, 06/09/2014 - 04:52
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation may have seized the Silk Road and sold off its horde of ill-gotten Bitcoin, but the case isn't over yet -- the dark web site's creator still has to face trial. The defense of Ross Ulbricht, the man allegedly...

Firefox for Android beta updated with Chromecast, Roku streaming

Sat, 06/09/2014 - 03:34
It was only a few weeks ago that Chromecast support was spotted in Firefox for Android's nightly builds -- now it's one step closer to primetime: the feature is now a standard part of the browser's beta package. This means that Mozilla fans eager to...

Buy 'Destiny' on PS3 or Xbox 360 and upgrade to new-gen for free

Sat, 06/09/2014 - 02:47
The wait is almost over: Destiny, former Halo-developer Bungie's ambitious shooter, releases this coming Tuesday. If you're holding out on it because you don't have a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, though, there's no reason. Bungie has announced that...

Fossil teams up with Intel to produce its line of wearables

Sat, 06/09/2014 - 01:57
We heard plenty about Intel's wearable aspirations for 2014 back at CES, and since then it has announced collaborations with the likes of SMS Audio and more. Fossil was named as having a plan for Android Wear, and as of today the two are officially...