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Nissan: Leaf EV pre-orders are over 13,000

Over the last week or so weve seen some wild concepts from Nissan at CES (IMx) and NAIAS (Xmotion), but as usual, its Leaf EV is quietly a story as well. The revamped electric vehicle is weeks away from going on sale, and the company tells Engadget...

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The fight to restore net neutrality is picking up steam

Yesterday, Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer said that Senate Democrats now have a total of 50 votes in favor of restoring net neutrality. Today, the push back against the net neutrality repeal intensifies, as a companion House bill to reject the...

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Congressman requests Meltdown and Spectre briefing from chip makers

US Representative Jerry McNerney sent a letter to Intel, AMD and ARM today requesting a briefing on the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities and the companies handling of them. McNerney, a California representative and member of the House Energy and...

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FCC chair proposes 500 million push for rural broadband

Bringing broadband internet access to rural areas has been an ongoing, long-term effort, but millions of Americans, including over a third of rural citizens according to 2016 reports, still dont have the option. Today FCC Chairman Ajit Pai proposed...

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Amazon makes it easier to find live shows on Fire TV

While most movies and TV shows on Amazon Channels are available on demand, a few of them can be watched live at the same time theyre broadcast on traditional TV. If you use a Fire TV stick to watch television and movies on the big screen, you might...

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Microsoft may be working on a new Xbox Elite controller

Microsofts Xbox Elite controller is pricey, but arguably the go-to choice for Xbox One owners who want a gamepad that fits their exact needs. And apparently, theres enough demand to merit a sequel. Multiple leaks appear to have uncovered a new El...

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Lamborghini‘s 650HP Urus is equal parts muscle and infotainment

Lamborghinis Urus is more than just an absurdly overpowered SUV, its packed with technology both on the entertainment and safety sides too. That means along with its 650 horsepower twin-turbo aluminum 4.0 liter V8 (whew) you also have the option fo...

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‘Far Cry 5‘ limited edition includes new art and vinyl soundtrack

If you get excited by cool vinyl video game soundtracks like we do, youre in luck. Mondo, the company behind the amazing Contra vinyl and that fantastic The Last of Us box set, has just partnered with Ubisoft on Far Cry 5. Starting today, January 16...

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Apple supplier accused of chemical safety and overtime violations

Apple is still struggling to improve working conditions at its suppliers. Both China Labor Watch and Bloomberg report that Catcher, a key supplier for iPhone and MacBook casings, makes workers endure harsh safety conditions and unfair work terms in...

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Sony adds ‘Monster Hunter‘ and white PS4 Pro options this month

Sony has released two new versions of the PS4 Pro that will be available exclusively at GameStop this month. The consoles are the Limited Edition Monster Hunter PS4 Pro Bundle for 450, available starting January 26th (when the game launches), and th...

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OnePlus halts credit card payments on its site after fraud reports

This weekend, reports began to surface that some people who had made purchases on OnePlus website were seeing unauthorized transactions pop up on their credit cards. OnePlus released a statement on its website saying that it was looking into the iss...

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BMW buys a parking app in hopes of tackling urban traffic

Automakers increasingly see parking as the next great frontier, and BMW is no exception. It just bought Parkmobile, which it says is the largest mobile parking services provider in North America. This isnt BMWs first parking initiative, but it pr...

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Facebook vows to simplify Messenger in 2018

Today, Facebook released an outline of its priorities when it comes to Messenger, and one thing is clear: The organization wants to simplify the service. Over the past few years, the company built many new features that it packed into Messenger, and...

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Levandowski faces fresh accusations of stealing trade secrets

The Waymo v. Uber trial is set to finally get started next month, but Anthony Levandowski, the man who has been accused of taking 14,000 files from Googles self-driving outfit when he left the company for his own startup Otto, has been hit with a la...

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The next weird 3DS game includes a tiny fishing reel

Japans fondness for games with highly specialized controllers frequently produces wonderfully weird results. If you need proof, you just need to look at Bandai Namcos upcoming Baku Tsuri Bar Hunter for the 3DS. The manga-linked augmented reality...

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Google‘s cloud is spreading through new undersea cables

Today, Google announced that it will be adding three undersea cables, as well as five new Cloud Platform regions, to its infrastructure in 2018. The Netherlands and Montreal regions will open in Q1 2018, while Los Angeles, Hong King and Finland will...

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Uber forcing UK drivers to take breaks in the name of safety

In an effort to stop UK drivers working excessive hours, Ubers going to start forcing them to rest up after pulling a decent shift. A new policy coming into effect next week mandates a driver must take a continuous six-hour break after racking up 10...

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Google Chromecast devices are messing with WiFi connections

If youve been having some issues with your WiFi connection, the culprit could be your Chromecast devices. There have now been multiple reports of users losing WiFi connections when Google devices with the Cast feature, like Chromecast and Google H...

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Microsoft is working on ‘building-scale‘ VR for disaster simulations

Scaling up VR to areas larger than your living room is a focus for a number of game developers right now, but Microsoft is working on expanding the size capabilities of the tech for a much more important reason: disaster management. In a lecture vide...

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Facebook‘s News Feed change may amplify fake news

Facebook has been under fire since it was revealed just how big its fake news problem is. Its been taking steps to combat the issue and reestablish users faith in the service. But now, it looks as though one if its most recent tweaks might have m...

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Watch the first footage from Kodak‘s reborn Super 8 film camera

Even if you think that film has had its day, theres no denying it evokes a dreamy nostalgia that digital video cant match. Kodak got a lot of folks, including A-list Hollywood directors, excited about its hybrid Super 8 camera based on that idea, a...

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US Congress reportedly lobbied AT&T to dump Huawei smartphones

ATamp;T recently revealed that it wouldnt carry Huawei smartphones, despite rumors that it would be the first US carrier to do so, raising suspicions that politics played a part in its decision. Now, Reuters is also reporting that US lawmakers did...

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Facebook settles out of court in unique revenge porn case

Facebook may have left itself wide open to whole heap of legal headaches after it recently reached an out-of-court settlement in a revenge porn case. Between late 2014 and early 2016, the naked picture of a 14-year-old girl from Northern Ireland was...

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Google denies launching optimized version of Maps for China

Googles presence in China has increased marginally in recent times, but those excited about a rumoured optimized version of Maps for the country will be disappointed to learn the claims are untrue. Earlier this week Japan news site Nikkei reported t...

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