Mophie Outride ruggedized action case for iPhone hands-on

Sure, you’ve been tempted to strap your iPhone to that ski helmet for a homemade action cam solution, but ultimately, you respect Apple’s warranty, as limited as it may be. Mophie’s new Outride ruggedized case equips your fragile smartphone with a ruggedized shell, protecting the device while also serving as a helmet / bicycle / ...

Sony HMZ-T2 3D display, heads-in (video)

Sony didn’t exactly go out of its way to talk up the new HMZ-T2 during its press conference the other day at IFA, never actually mentioning it on stage. The device did, however, pop up in a small corner of the company’s show booth. The reason for the silence is pretty clear, when you get ...

Time Warner Cable expanding fiber broadband coverage in NYC, only businesses to benefit

Google, we’re not in Kansas anymore, we’re in New York, where Time Warner Cable is planning to drop $25 million on expanding its (up to) 1Gbps fiber broadband infrastructure. Specifically, the additional network is hitting neglected areas in Brooklyn and Manhattan, but it’s not for general consumption — it’s strictly for businesses. Don’t feel too ...

Samsung Galaxy Note II: what’s changed?

It’s hard to believe that the word “phablet” has now been in our vocabulary for exactly a year. Perhaps even more difficult to believe is that it’s still in our lexicon, but it doesn’t look like the term is going anywhere anytime soon. Today, Samsung introduced the Galaxy Note II, a followup to the company’s ...

Samsung Windows RT ATIV Tab hands-on (video)

Well, well, well, what have we here? It’s yet another beautiful tablet from the folks at Samsung. We’ve got our hands on the Samsung ATIV Tab running Windows 8 on a low-power ARM processor (aka Windows RT) and it looks and feels fantastic — and familiar. Yep, if you’ve ever seen or played with a ...

Sphero gets a firmware upgrade and new apps, we get another look at its Augmented Reality Engine (video)

You remember Sphero, right? Last we checked in with its creators from Orbotix at E3, the $130 robotic ball was getting ready to act as a 3D controller and the guide point for an Augmented Reality Engine. This week, along with the release of a firmware upgrade, a few new free apps have been released, ...

Craigslist quietly switching to OpenStreetMap data

TPM is reporting that Craigslist is embedding maps on its housing adverts from crowdsourced mapping site, OpenStreetMap. While the listings-site isn’t boasting of the change, it’s the fourth major name to dump Google’s service after Foursquare, Wikipedia Mobile and Apple. While Mountain View has cut the cost of accessing its Maps API, it looks like ...

Samsung’s S Launcher puts the Start menu back in Windows 8

You know those fresh new Series 7 all-in-ones Samsung outed in the wee hours of this morning? Well, it turns out that while those desktops will be running Windows 8, Mashable discovered that they’ve got a little something extra added to Microsoft’s stock OS: a Start Menu. Called the S Launcher, it’s a widget that ...

The Engadget Show 35: EVs in Portland, hacked bicycles and a Tesla Model S test drive

With a transportation themed episode, it only seemed natural to take the Engadget Show out of our traditional digs — it was also a great excuse to visit one of our favorite cities in the world: Portland, Oregon. We drove Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV EV around the Northwestern green mecca, stopping at some great PDX spots along ...

ZTE launching Grand X LTE on China Mobile in Hong Kong

ZTE’s LTE-capable version of its Grand X smartphone will arrive on China Mobile’s GSM network at the end of this month. The Grand X LTE (T82) is the company’s first single-chip LTE handset, coming with a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, 8-megapixel rear camera and Ice Cream Sandwich. It’ll arrive in Hong Kong on August 31st, setting ...