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After Math: Number stations

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 11:00:00 -0400

(image) It was a week of hodge-podgery for the tech industry. AT&T rolled out its almost-5G service, Amazon finally revealed its Prime membership figures and Facebook continued its multi-year streak as "Company Least Encumbered by Any Discernible Form of...

The next 'Doom' movie won't play in theaters

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 09:29:00 -0400

(image) Do you remember the original Doom movie from 2005? You'd be forgiven if you didn't -- while it had recognizable stars (most notably Dwayne Johnson), it was a critical and commercial flop that only really found life after it left the big screen. Howev...

Ben Heck designs a glue gun with Fusion 360

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 08:00:00 -0400

(image) Ben and Karen talk through some of the suggestions from element14 Community members for the super glue gun build, before moving forward with the motor placement for the final...

Battle royale hybrid 'Darwin Project' is now free to play

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 06:26:00 -0400

(image) It's tough to compete in the battle royale world, especially with Fortnite in the room. How do you convince players to try your game if they aren't immediately enraptured? Scavengers Studio knows how: give it away. The company has turned E3 darling T...

Apple will shutter its last Watch-exclusive store in May

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 01:50:00 -0400

(image) On May 13th, the last Apple Watch-exclusive store will close its doors. The shop, which is located inside Shinjuku, Tokyo's posh Isetan department store, is one of the three pop-ups the tech titan built when it launched the wearable back in 2015. Twi...

Teen who hacked top US officials gets two years in prison

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 23:29:00 -0400

(image) The teenager who founded the hacking group that broke into ex-CIA chief John Brennan's email has been sentenced to serve two years at a youth detention center. Kane Gamble went by the alias "Cracka" when he and his group "Crackas With Attitude" targe...

WikiLeaks loses access to a key cryptocurrency account

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 22:02:00 -0400

(image) This hasn't been the best week for WikiLeaks, to put it mildly. Coinbase has shut off the WikiLeaks Shop's account for allegedly violating the cryptocurrency exchange's terms of service. In other words, the leak site just lost its existing means of...

Valve acquires the creators of 'Firewatch'

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 20:31:00 -0400

(image) Campo Santo has widely been regarded as the little game studio that could. Its very first game, Firewatch, won numerous awards and even landed a movie deal. It won't be quite so indie going forward, however: the development team is joining Valve. Whi...

Apple will replace swollen batteries in newer MacBook Pros

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 18:58:00 -0400

(image) It hasn't been that long since the iPhone battery fiasco, but Apple already has another battery issue to deal with. The tech giant has launched a battery replacement program for 13-inch MacBook Pros without Touch Bar manufactured between October 2016...

SEC charges third 'mastermind' in ICO fraud case

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 17:29:00 -0400

(image) The SEC is clearly determined to crack down on everyone involved in Centra Tech's allegedly fraudulent initial coin offering. Officials have filed fraud charges against a third "mastermind" in the case, Raymond Trapani, for reportedly helping to whi...

GSMA puts eSIM work 'on hold' due to US collusion investigation

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 15:57:00 -0400

(image) Don't expect to see embedded SIM technology in your phone any time soon. The GSMA, which oversees key cellular standards, has placed eSIM spec work "on hold" while the US Department of Justice investigates the possibility of collusion between AT&...

Recommended Reading: Tesla and Waymo's self-driving data quests

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 14:33:00 -0400

(image) How Tesla and Waymo are tackling a major problem for self-driving cars: Data Sean O'Kane, The Verge In order for cars to drive themselves, the vehicles and their systems require loads of data. And gathering those details are one of the main goals...

How to recycle your used and unwanted gadgets

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 13:00:00 -0400

(image) You're probably used to sorting your garbage into bins: green for paper, or blue for plastic and glass. But when it comes to electronics, we're still used to selling those off or tossing them into the trash heap. Unfortunately, our gadget addiction h...

Ask Engadget: What are the best apps and tools for the blind?

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 11:30:00 -0400

(image) The support shared between readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community. Over the years, we've known you to offer sage advice on everything from Chromecasts and cameras to drones and smartphones. In f...

Fujifilm XH-1 review: Beautiful photos, but lacking X-series allure

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 10:00:00 -0400

(image) Fujifilm has an impressively loyal fan base for good reason. Its X-Series mirrorless APS-C cameras are compact, feature-packed, easy to use, produce excellent images, come with top-flight lenses and look great -- all at a reasonable price. So,...

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:45:00 -0400

(image) Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to the weekend. We have some news about Flickr's future plus a bundle of 4/20 stories from Friday. We're upgrading Engadget's daily newsletter and want to hear from you. Tell us exactly what you think...

'Resogun' developer teases multiplayer-centric 'Stormdivers'

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 05:00:00 -0400

(image) Last November, Finnish game developer Housemarque declared that the arcade genre "is dead." The studio's last title, Nex Machina, was warmly received by the press and currently boasts an 88 rating on Metacritic. "Lackluster sales," however, meant the...

'God of War' director's video shows the human side of making games

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 02:58:00 -0400

(image) It's easy to forget that real people create games. For them, the eventual launch is as much terrifying as it is exciting -- they've poured years of their life into a project whose success is far from guaranteed. And if you need an illustration of t...

Cult classic 'Night Trap' comes to Switch

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 23:37:00 -0400

(image) If you weren't able to get your hands on one of the 5,000 copies of the campy horror game, Night Trap, for the PS4 last August, fear not! Limited Run Games announced on Friday that it will be releasing the cult classic once again, this time for the N...

Vice goes to the big screen with Motherboard science documentary

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 22:58:00 -0400

(image) Vice-owned outlet Motherboard's documentary The Most Unknown, about "the biggest questions in science," will debut on Netflix after its theatrical run. The publication sent nine scientists around the world to get answers to big topics like the defini...

Texas court rules 2015 revenge porn law is unconstitutional

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 22:08:00 -0400

(image) Revenge porn is getting attention across the nation as state, regional and even federal lawmakers wrestle with how to deal with the practice of posting private, intimate photos of people without their permission. A 2015 Texas law that made revenge po...

Pro photo storage site SmugMug buys Flickr

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:46:00 -0400

(image) Long before Minecraft exploded from a development tool to a game purchased by Microsoft for billions of dollars, there was Flickr. The photo-sharing started in 2004 based on tools built for a never-released MMO before being purchased by Yahoo (now a...

AT&T sued for pilfering news-streaming technology

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:31:00 -0400

(image) filed suit against AT&T for skipping out on a $100 million deal to use the former company's news-streaming technology and hampering that's company's launch.

Amazon Prime lands futuristic love story ‘Zoe’

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 19:24:00 -0400

(image) Sundance film festival darling Drake Doremus' futuristic love story, Zoe, is one of the more anticipated titles of the year. The director of Like Crazy, Douchebag and Breathe In will premier his eighth film on Saturday as the Tribeca Film Festival's...

Credit card companies unite for a checkout button to take on PayPal

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:35:00 -0400

(image) Even if you don't use PayPal to send money to friends, there's a good chance you've reached for their checkout button in online stores, which is tied to all of your payment information. It's simply easier than getting up and finding your wallet. Now,...