HTC confirms the Windows Phone 8S will not be coming to the US

The HTC Windows Phone 8S was announced as a lower-end alternative to its bigger brother, the flagship Windows Phone 8X, but the company has remained relatively quiet about it since. While we’re still awaiting official details on pricing and availability across the globe, HTC has filled us in on one crucial nugget of information: it ...

Colleges getting serious about reading, writing, and reputation management

When Pete Kistler was a student at Syracuse University in 2008, a digital doppelganger with the same name and a history of drug dealing kept him from getting an internship.  Later, after realizing that it was a Google search that was hindering his career prospects, he and two former classmates launched Brand Yourself, a DIY ...

ComScore: Android's US share kept growing in October, Apple passed LG in all cellphones

We’ve been wondering how much the first full month of iPhone 5 sales would skew US market share in October. The answer is… not much, if you ask ComScore. Android kept growing to 53.6 percent of American smartphones on the back of the Droid RAZR M, Galaxy Note II and other devices, but the iPhone’s ...

The Daily Roundup for 11.30.2012

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 ...

Yahoo 'ordered to pay $2.7bn'

Internet group Yahoo says it has been ordered to pay $2.7bn to two plaintiffs in a Mexican court ruling. Powered by WPeMatico

Editor's Letter: A littler Wii takes off to the Great White North

In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. Starting this week you can enjoy them on the site as well. The biggest shopping holidays of the year are over, which means it’s time to go back to paying full retail for gadgets — or whatever Amazon is ...

LTE accounts for 7% of all North American mobile connections

In just two years LTE has come a long way. At the end of the third quarter there were 21.5 million LTE connections in the U.S. and Canada, accounting for 7 percent of all North American mobile subscriptions, according to new data from Wireless Intelligence, the research arm of the GSM Association. In fact, nearly ...

How-to: Picking a desktop environment in Linux

We’ve taken you through a tour of Window Managers in Linux, and now it’s time to show you the Window Manager’s bigger brother: the desktop environment, or DE for short. With a sea of choices out there, we can see where Linux newbies might feel a bit overwhelmed. Catch us after the break and we’ll ...

Chromebooks gain interface improvements with new Stable update

True to the “always new computer” tagline, Google updated its software for Chromebooks on Friday, bringing several user interface improvements and new features. In a post on the Chrome Releases blog, Google says machines will all start receiving the update over the next several days. Device owners can expect to see software version 23.0.1271.94 running ...

Hybrid Sports Bicycle eyes-on (video)

The L.A. Auto Show isn’t just loaded with flashy concept cars from auto industry heavyweights, it’s also a breeding ground for innovation in the transportation industry as a whole. While cruising the halls of the Los Angeles Convention Center, a unique contraption caught our eye. Pictured above is the Hybrid Sports Bicycle (HSB), a triple ...