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Sound Off! Are you sticking with Facebook Messenger?

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by John Colucci 2014-08-29 15:45:00

Facebook's Messenger app isn't new -- it's been around since 2011. It was up to users to decide if they wanted a separate app or if they liked exchanging messages inside the regular Facebook app. Now if users tap the message icon on Facebook, a...

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So what is it like to drive with Nissan's Smart rearview mirror?

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by Richard Lawler 2014-08-29 18:17:00

Despite all the changes going on in automobiles lately, one thing that's remained pretty consistent in every car I've driven has been the rearview mirror. We can check that one off now though, now that I've taken a test drive in a Nissan Rogue...

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HTC's plasticky One E8 lands in the US courtesy of Sprint

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by Chris Velazco 2014-08-29 19:33:00

Jonesing for a taste of the HTC One M8 lifestyle but don't have the cash to make it happen? Never fear -- Sprint has just started offering the fantastic-in-plastic HTC One E8 to customers who want M8 horsepower without the matching price tag. No,...

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The Big Picture: a heat map of the 'entire' internet

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by Edgar Alvarez 2014-08-29 13:14:00

As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. In this case, though, let's say it's worth millions and millions of internet connections. Thanks to John Matherly, founder of Shodan, a search engine which focuses on helping companies locate...

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Browse astronaut photos taken from the ISS with this handy map

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by Billy Steele 2014-08-29 18:56:00

While you're gearing up for the weekend, why not peruse a collection of photos snapped from high above Earth's surface. Thanks to Dave MacLean's interactive map, you can do just that with over 650 images taken by astronauts aboard the International...

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The Alienware Area-51 gaming rig just got one hell of a redesign

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by Mat Smith 2014-08-29 12:00:00

After a few years finding itself/getting a heavy-duty industrial makeover, Alienware's well-respected (and, importantly, customizable) desktop gaming PC has returned. The Area-51 isn't small, but it now has a new triangular... hexagonal......

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Yahoo Mail for Android now lets you filter emails while on the move

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by Nicole Lee 2014-08-29 17:27:00

If you're an email fiend, you already know the value of filters -- you can easily color code and label incoming emails with a few simple rules so that your inbox isn't a cluttered mess. Unfortunately, however, if you're a Gmail user, you were only...

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Which cheap tablets are worth buying?

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by Kris Naudus 2014-08-29 13:47:00

A few years ago, tablets were poised to replace laptops as the computing device of choice. That never happened, as we've largely stuck with laptops and phones as our daily drivers, with tablets relegated to a secondary role. If you don't use a tablet...

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3D-printed mesh gives man with half a skull hope for recovery

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by Chris Velazco 2014-08-29 14:13:00

People have been patching up their bodies with foreign parts for ages now, but 3D printing has only made that process easier, faster and more emblematic of hope. Case in point: a Chinese farmer named Hu fell three stories in a construction accident,...

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Engadget Daily: Google's delivery drone, Nintendo's new 3DS handhelds and more!

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by Andy Bowen 2014-08-29 20:15:00

Today, we take a look at Google's "Project Wing" delivery drone, go crazy with emoticons, learn about Nintendo's new 3DS and 3DS XL handhelds and more. Read on for Engadget's news highlights from the last 24 hours. ...

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