SpaceX rocket malfunctions and explodes during ‘complex’ test

No one ever said rebooting spaceflight was going to be easy. The SpaceX team might know that better than anyone, especially on a night like this: one of the company's experimental F9R rockets malfunctioned in a test flight over McGregor, Texas and...

New York Attorney General asks Airbnb to hand over 124 hosts’ personal data

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is not done scrutinizing Airbnb's and its hosts' business practices just yet. He's now asked the company to hand over full, unredacted personal information on 124 hosts in the state, months after receiving...

New wearable wants to help you run better, smarter and safer

As great as running is for your health, it can also cause you some pain if not done properly -- like a lot of things in life, overdoing it could turn out unwanted results (hello, shin splints). Thankfully, there's a new Kickstarter project which is...

Apple offers battery replacements for some early iPhone 5 units

It's hardly uncommon for smartphone batteries to lose some of their oomph over time, but Apple just might be able to help if your iPhone 5's battery has been flakier than usual. The folks in Cupertino have figured out that some of the iPhone 5s sold...

Leica’s latest rangefinder camera is both speedier and stealthier

Digital rangefinder cameras may look like retro fashion items, but they're genuinely handy for pros -- they're good for moments when you need quality without carrying a big, conspicuous DSLR. To that end, Leica has just launched the M-P, a new...

Uber drivers reportedly dealing with robberies in Los Angeles

For Uber, its rise to the top hasn't always gone smoothly. From facing legal challenges across different parts of the world, to battling it out verbally with competitors, the ridesharing company has had to fight hard to make a name for itself. And...

Engadget Daily: ‘Halo 2: Anniversary,’ problems with Secret’s secrecy and more!

Today, we anticipate the visual glory of Halo 2: Anniversary, learn that a monkey can't own photo rights, sit down without a chair, investigate problems with Secret's anonymity and more! Read on for Engadget's news highlights from the last 24...

ComScore: Most people in the US don’t download apps on a regular basis

While smartphone apps come in handy for a variety of uses from sharing photos to navigating a new locale, it appears that most folks in the US barely download them at all. According to ComScore, 65.5 percent of those users 18 and above who wield a...

Secret’s next update will add polls and Flickr support, but limit photo uploads

If you love hanging your dirty laundry on carefully curated and symbolic images, then Secret's next update both is -- and isn't -- for you. Sometime next week, the anonymous sharing app will integrate Flickr image search, but access to the photo...