Samsung ends production of the Galaxy Note 7 for good

Samsung ends production of the Galaxy Note 7 for good Samsung has "permanently discontinued" production of the Galaxy Note 7, the company told Engadget in a short statement. Sales of the flagship phone were halted yesterday because replacements for the original, recalled model were still catching fire a… Source: Engadget Link: Samsung ends production of […]

Oculus disables Gear VR app on Samsung's Galaxy Note 7

Oculus disables Gear VR app on Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 Oculus has pushed an update to the Galaxy Note 7 that disables the Gear VR app on the device, according to several sources. Instead of loading the app, it shows a message (above) stating that "until further notice, Note 7 devices will not be compatib… […]

Duke hopes HoloLens will assist with tricky brain surgeries

Duke hopes HoloLens will assist with tricky brain surgeries When Microsoft envisioned the medical world embracing HoloLens in the future, it wasn't kidding around. Duke University is testing the augmented reality headset as an assistive tool for difficult brain surgeries like extraventricular drain placement,… Source: Engadget Link: Duke hopes HoloLens will assist with tricky brain […]

Apple suspends developer account over 'review fraud'

Apple suspends developer account over 'review fraud' Review fraud is a hot topic of late. Both Amazon and Steam are dealing with it in their own ways, and now Apple is jumping into the fray with the creator of the dev-tool, Dash. Apple removed the application from the App Store last week, later telling… Source: […]

HTC's Android Wear smartwatch emerges in a photo leak

HTC's Android Wear smartwatch emerges in a photo leak HTC has had on-again, off-again plans for a smartwatch for years, but it looks like something is finally starting to materialize. A Weibo user has posted what are claimed to be photos of the "Halfbeak," an in-development Android Wear smartwatch that… Source: Engadget Link: HTC's Android […]

GE made an oilfield drone that can sniff out gas leaks

GE made an oilfield drone that can sniff out gas leaks At the opening of GE's new oil and gas R&D center in Oklahoma, the multi-business company has also presented its new methane-sniffing helicopter drone called "Raven." GE started working on the project last year, and it proved that the 20-pound ma… Source: Engadget Link: […]

Tesla drops the entry-level Model X 60D from its lineup

Tesla drops the entry-level Model X 60D from its lineup We hope you weren't scrimping and saving to put the entry-level Model X in your driveway. Tesla has quietly dropped the 60D version of its electric crossover, leaving the 75D as your only choice. While the Model X wasn't exactly a budget vehicle to s… […]

Disney's one-legged robot will hop its way into your heart

Disney's one-legged robot will hop its way into your heart Disney's research division revealed last year that one of the company's goals is to bring its fictional characters to life… as robots. Well, folks, we may now be witnessing the birth of a robotic Tigger. The House of Mouse's scientists have designe… Source: Engadget Link: […]

Tesla is holding a 'product unveiling' on October 17th

Tesla is holding a 'product unveiling' on October 17th This October is a busy month for Tesla. On top of a SolarCity-linked event on the 28th, the company's Elon Musk has revealed that there's a Tesla-specific "product unveiling" event slated for the 17th. It's not certain what will appear at the event (… Source: Engadget […]

Ben Heck's guide to making your own Halloween costume

Ben Heck's guide to making your own Halloween costume It's almost time for Halloween! Ben and Karen put their heads together to design an electronics superhero costume, filled with sound effects and highlighted with electroluminescent wire. Ben starts to prototype the circuitry using an i2c connecte… Source: Engadget Link: Ben Heck's guide to making your […]

Two more Galaxy Note 7 replacements caught fire (update: AT&T and T-Mobile responses)

Two more Galaxy Note 7 replacements caught fire (update: AT&T and T-Mobile responses) Unfortunately, that replacement Galaxy Note 7 which caught fire wasn't just a one-off. There are now two more incidents of the ostensibly safer smartphone igniting and threatening the health of its users. To start, a teen in Farmington, Minnesota rep… Source: Engadget […]

Germany calls for a ban on combustion engine cars by 2030

Germany calls for a ban on combustion engine cars by 2030 Germany isn't content with relying on financial incentives to usher in an era of pollution-free cars. The country's Bundesrat (federal council) has passed a resolution calling for a ban on new internal combustion engine cars by 2030. From then on,… Source: Engadget Link: Germany […]

Two more automakers can test self-driving cars in California

Two more automakers can test self-driving cars in California You might not have heard of Wheego and Valeo before, but they must be doing something right when it comes to self-driving vehicles. California has given them permission to test one autonomous car each on its roads, according to The Wall Street Journa… Source: Engadget Link: […]

Bloomberg: AT&T considering a halt on Galaxy Note 7 sales

Bloomberg: AT&T considering a halt on Galaxy Note 7 sales Reports that a Galaxy Note 7 issued as a replacement caught fire on an airplane may be too much for at least one carrier. Bloomberg cites a single unnamed source claiming that AT&T is "considering" stopping sales of the troubled phone based on th… Source: […]

Oculus Avatars turned me into a creepy VR mannequin

Oculus Avatars turned me into a creepy VR mannequin While yesterday's Oculus announcement centered mostly around VR hardware and games, the company also rolled out a few new features that'll let you socialize with the rest of your Rift-owning pals. Central to this concept is the Oculus Avatar, which i… Source: Engadget Link: Oculus Avatars […]

Alexa can now lock your BMW and feed it directions

Alexa can now lock your BMW and feed it directions Remember when James Bond drove his BMW in a parking garage from the back seat by remote control? Yeah, the automaker's latest Connected app won't do that. But, it'll at least make you feel like "007 lite" with Alexa, Apple Watch 2 and Android support… […]

Volvo's e-buses will honk at oblivious pedestrians

Volvo's e-buses will honk at oblivious pedestrians Volvo's e-buses, which are already shuttling passengers in some European cities, are silent operators like other electric vehicles out there. The automaker's idea of minimizing their chances of colliding with pedestrians, however, is giving them the… Source: Engadget Link: Volvo's e-buses will honk at oblivious pedestrians

USB-C's new audio spec could rid of your headphone jack

USB-C's new audio spec could rid of your headphone jack Like it or not, the effort to get rid of the headphone jack is well underway. The USB Implementers Forum has published its long-expected Audio Device Class 3.0 specification, giving device makers the standard they need to pipe sound through USB-C por… Source: Engadget Link: […]

Space drone learns how to see with one eye in zero-G

Space drone learns how to see with one eye in zero-G One of the small drones aboard the ISS taught itself how to go around station with just one eye, and it was a lot harder than you might think. For starters, the SPHERE drone (that's short for Synchronized Position Hold Engage and Reorient Experimenta… […]

Leak shows how EU would punish Google over Android practices

Leak shows how EU would punish Google over Android practices You might not have to wait until the European Union officially launches its Android antitrust case to find out how it plans to punish Google. Reuters says it has obtained a copy of the European Commission's statement of objections (aka a charge shee… Source: Engadget […]