Redbox rentals will get a price hike on December 2nd

If you’re looking snag a DVD or Blu-ray from Redbox while out gathering holiday supplies, you’ll soon be paying a bit more for the rental. On December 2nd, the red kiosks will increase rates from $1.20 to $1.50 for DVDs and from $1.50 to $2 for…


Costa’s iPhone app gains Passbook support, but doesn’t use its best features

Costa might be the coffee shop king in the UK, but updates to its mobile apps have been slow going. After finally launching a digital version of its points card, the company today added some fresh iOS functionality in the form of Passbook support….


The FAA wants you to have a pilot’s license to fly commercial drones

If you’re planning to shoot your next movie using a drone, beware: you may need to meet some stringent conditions to stay in the Federal Aviation Administration’s good books. Sources tell the Wall Street Journal that the agency will propose…


HTC RE Camera review: a fun personal shooter with room to grow

My father’s camcorder was a common sight on childhood vacations. Trips to Mount Rainier, the Oregon Coast, Disneyland, skiing, weddings — you name it, there’s video evidence of my siblings and I enjoying time together. I’m lucky to have grown up in…


Exiled Tinder co-founder comes back with another dating app

Earlier this year, Tinder co-founder Whitney Wolfe left the company after launching a sexual harassment lawsuit against her colleagues. One of the allegations leveled was that co-founder Justin Mateen stripped her of her credit because her age and…


The Big Picture: our clearest view yet of Europa, Jupiter’s icy moon

It’s going to be a long, long time before anyone gets to see Jupiter’s moon Europa first-hand, but NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory just provided the next best thing. It has released a “remastered” image of the icy celestial body that shows what it…


How NASA will launch four spacecraft at once to study magnetic fields

NASA has been planning to study the magnetic reconnection between the Earth and the sun for years, and now the agency has revealed how its scientists are going make it happen. Magnetic reconnection is a process that converts magnetic energy to…


Engadget UK giveaway: win a GoPro Hero4 Black Edition courtesy of Tagstr

Alas, our Galaxy Note 4 giveaway has run its course, but don’t be too downhearted if you missed out. This week, we’ve got one of GoPro’s new Hero4 Black Edition action cams to offload, and the timing couldn’t be better if you’ve got a shredding…