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Google showcases the best Android apps for its first-ever Google Play Awards

Apple has historically doled out annual awards to those third-party app developers that it believes have created the best apps and games over the past 12 months. Now, Google is launching its own take on app awards with the debut of what it’s calling the “Google Play Awards.” But while familiar in …

Apps

Google honors Shakespeare with doodle of his well-loved plays

LONDON — Google marked the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death with a doodle on Saturday that featured some of bard's most well-known …

Amazon Echo can now add events to Google Calendar

Amazon's Echo digital assistant is one of its first bona fide hardware successes since the debut of the Kindle, and now the company is extending the …

Xbox One vs PS4: Microsoft or Sony, which is the best console to buy in 2018?

Xbox One S or PS4 Slim? Which console will serve you best throughout 2018?<p>If you’re after a game console right now, you’ve got more choices than …

Games With Gold List New For This Month

Games with Gold is a relatively new phenomenon for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. While the service has always functioned as a gateway to online access …

Backward Compatibility

Engadget giveaway: Win an Xbox One Gears of War Ultimate Edition courtesy of GameStop!

GameStop was nice enough to drop off an Xbox One <i>Gears of War</i> Ultimate Edition console to our offices and we're looking to pass it along to a lucky Engadget reader this week. This bundle includes a free download of the game, plus early access to the upcoming <i>Gears of War 4</i> beta. There's also a second …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is getting a Lego Xbox game

Since 2006, Lego has been reimagining blockbuster movies into excellent couch co-op video games. A decade since ‘Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy‘ was released for PC and consoles, Microsoft has let slip details of the upcoming Xbox title based on the <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> movie.<p>As …

Google has shipped over 5 million Cardboard headsets

Over 1,000 Cardboard apps are now available<p>In the 19 months it has been on the market, over 5 million units of Google Cardboard have been shipped. That's a huge jump from last May when the company announced during Google I/O that it had shipped 1 million VR headsets. And those VR headsets are …

Google is going to give Chrome a big visual makeover – here are the first images

By most accounts, the transition to Material Design has been a successful one for Android. It’s more responsive, it’s easier on the eyes and it’s …

Songza’s shutdown is the latest example of Google disregarding Windows

As announced two months ago, Google yesterday shut down Songza, the music service it acquired in July 2014. The Google Play Music team last year finished porting over Songza’s features, meaning the two apps had reached feature parity and so it made no sense to keep both. And yet, while Songza users …

Google's self-driving cars tear up 3 million miles a day

Google's autonomous cars drive millions of miles each day along virtual roads.<p>In its self-driving car report for January, Google notes that actual road testing is a vital but that simulation plays an equally important role. Each time Google improves or refines a key feature in the technology, it …