Apple buys the creator of a 'seamless' mixed reality headset Apple buys the creator of a 'seamless' mixed reality headset

Those rumors of Apple making an augmented reality headset just got a little more fuel. TechCrunch sources say that Apple has acquired VRvana, a startup that crowdfunded (but hasn't shipped) a unique camera-based AR and VR headset, the Totem. Unlike...

today, 2:48
MIT's DIY muon detector sniffs out cosmic particles MIT's DIY muon detector sniffs out cosmic particles

Scientists at MIT have designed a pocket-sized muon detector that can be easily made with common electrical parts, meaning anyone can kit themselves out with legitimately-functional Ghostbusters-esque gear for less than $100. The device detects the c...

today, 0:02
Uber refines its rating system to appease both drivers and riders

In its quest to build back goodwill, Uber has been trying to curry favor with both riders and drivers. Today, the ride sharing company is trying to appeal to both by changing its rating system to be more transparent and fair. In-app descriptions will...

yesterday, 21:22
UK data watchdog opens its own investigation into Uber hack

After reports emerged that Uber had suffered a massive data breach, the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has said it has "huge concerns" about the company's data protection policies and has confirmed it has launched its own investigation...

today, 12:10
DOJ indicts HBO hacker for swiping episodes and documents DOJ indicts HBO hacker for swiping episodes and documents

This summer, a hacker went after HBO and obtained scripts and unreleased episodes of Game of Thrones, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Ballers and The Deuce. The hacker demanded $6 million in bitcoin from the media company and threatened to release more confide...

yesterday, 18:17
Intel's latest Core processors have serious security flaws Intel's latest Core processors have serious security flaws

Intel has confirmed previous reports that its recent PC, internet of things and server chips are vulnerable to remote hacking. The problem is with the onboard "Management Engine," which has multiple holes that could let remote attackers run malicious...

today, 15:21
Sonos One now supports voice control of Spotify with Alexa

The Sonos One is the company's first voice-activated speaker, letting users control their music via Amazon's Alexa assistant. When we reviewed it back in October, editor Nathan Ingraham called it the best-sounding smart speaker you can buy. But when...

yesterday, 15:47
The unconventional analogies of ‘Your Hands Are Feet’ The unconventional analogies of ‘Your Hands Are Feet’

Last week, we held the first Engadget Experience in LA, where Your Hands Are Feet was one of five immersive art projects to debut. The virtual reality experience drops you into a surreal world, full of experiential metaphors. Experiences like, for in...

yesterday, 16:00
’Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp’ is now available, a day early

This week, Nintendo announced that the mobile installment in its popular Animal Crossing franchise, called Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, would arrive on iOS and Android devices around the world on November 22nd. But it turns out that the game is here...

yesterday, 16:16
Laser wormhole art is as dazzling as it is dangerous Laser wormhole art is as dazzling as it is dangerous

When an artwork features both high-intensity lasers and a carbon fiber sculpture to keep spectators back, you know it's not going to be dull. Rita McBride's Particulates art installation at the Dia Art Foundation in Chelsea, New York features 16 lase...

yesterday, 16:30