If Kenneth G. Lieberthal were anything but a China expert at the Brookings institution, his travelling-in-China security procedures would read like the product of a paranoid mind that watched too many spy movies as a kid: More »
Comcast has confirmed that it's going to buy Time Warner Cable to form a huge, tangled monster of awfulness. Hooray! You want out? Lucky for you there are some alternatives to doing business with your monopolistic cable-internet master if you try hard enough. Here are your options, and good luck making your escape. Read more...
Organovo's 3D-printed mini-liver just shattered its own record, carrying out the same cellular functions as a natural human liver for 40 days in the lab. That may not seem like a lot — human liver cells are replaced about every 300 to 500 days — but the company's previous millimeter-sized liver slivers only managed five days.
For more than 40 years, American ground forces have relied on the AC-130 gunship for protection and close air support. However, the venerable AC-130H Specter variant, which has been deployed in every major combat operation since Vietnam, is beginning to show its age.Read more...
Barely a week since successfully completing sea trials after a three year hiatus, the venerable research sub Alvin is already earning back the $42 million in hardware upgrades and engineering retrofits it's received—showing off its spaciou
The HAV304 took the crown of “world's longest aircraft” with its inaugural flight today. The gargantuan spans a football field and towers just over two stories in height, owing its construction to pure metal. It sacrifices little in being the world's longest, as it still reaches 100 mph, which is triple that of the dwarfish Goodyear blimp.
The Wall Street Journal on Friday published a detailed excerpt from Yukari Iwatani Kane's upcoming book, "Haunted Empire." The book promises to take a close look at Apple in the post-Steve Jobs era, with the excerpt itself focusing on the management style of Tim Cook, the man charged with keeping Apple at the forefront of the innovation curve.
China’s Huawei has reportedly been under watch by the NSA. The company, having pulled out of the US for fear of being scapegoated for spying themselves, has reportedly been on the NSA radar for years. As you might expect, they’re not pleased. The NSA is now accused of creating a back door into Huawei servers to monitor their activity.
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on through the break, and enjoy.
Time was, in Bluetooth headsets, you generally had to choose between style and performance. Some looked great but suffered poor battery life and mediocre audio quality; at the other extreme, you could have lengthy runtimes and excellent audio, but only if you didn't mind looking like you'd just walked out of a call center. Jawbone wants to change all that with the 2014 ERA, a slimmed-down, spec'd-up update of its flagship Bluetooth headset, but can it really bridge both successfully? Read on for the SlashGear review. It's no exaggeration to say that the new ERA is small.
The streaming wars are heating up between Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video. Netflix typically gets all the cool shows as an exclusive, but that is changing. Amazon has announced that it has added a new FX show to its line of streaming programs as an exclusive for Prime Instant Video Streaming subscribers.
If our articles have been tagged properly, the first mention ofOppoon Engadget dates back toAugust 2005. No one would have thought that this then-fledgling DVD player manufacturer -- a spin-off fromVivo'sparent company BBK -- would end up making some interesting smartphones.
Sometimes people lack certain skills in life, skills that may affect their love life. The question is: how far would you go to gain those skills? Would you lick your iPhone to improve them? Even knowing where your phone has been? Lick is an important app that forces you to answer that frankly disgusting question. Love is a battlefield after all, and everyone knows war is hell. Lick is a web app that wants you to get busy with your phone.
(2014, Blu-ray released February 4, 2014 – MSRP $24.98) THE FILM: REVIEW: There’s a lot to like in this incarnation of Justice League but I don’t think it’s for me. Justice League: War is aptly named as most of its brief 79-minute runtime is taken up with battle scenes. Which is great in a comic book action adventure animated feature, don’t get me wrong. But the characters really suffer.
As the co-fathers of the Internet, Vinton Cerf and Robert Kahn tend to be pretty protective of their digital masterpiece. Both were early Defense Department engineers of the communications architecture that underlies the modern Internet, and both tend be outspoken about threats to a free and open information superhighway.
This is one cool tool we hope to never use. Esurance's newvideo appraisalfeature for the insurer's Android and iOS apps helps speed up the post-accident process significantly. Typically, you're required to get a vehicle inspection after an accident before the insurance company can send out an estimate for repairs.
Despite all the poverty, famine, disease, terrorism, and war in the world today, things are actually really good and they're only getting better, according to Bill Gates. "We're on this rising tide that's not recognized. It’s overwhelming how prosperity is spread around the world," the ex-Microsoft CEO who is the world's richest man said in a conversation at the American Enterprise Institute .