Sony promises eight more NEX E-mount lenses by the end of 2013, doesn’t elaborate

Have you been holding out on that NEX purchase because of the currently limited E-mount lens selection? Well, Sony’s got some good news for you — there will soon be eight additional lenses to choose from (for a total of 15), with all models making it into circulation by the end of 2013. That’s still

Hipster CEO Also Apologizes For Address Book-Gate, Calls For “Application Privacy Summit” [Guest Post]

The following is a guest post from Hipster CEO Doug Ludlow, following yesterday and today’s revelations that select apps were uploading user’s entire address books to their database.

Pentax K-01 mirrorless camera doesn’t feel as cheap as it looks, we go hands-on (video)

After Pentax boasted about the performance of its incredibly small Q mirrorless cam, we’re certainly justified in approaching the company’s latest ILC with a bit of skepticism — especially given its blatant toy-like appearance. But after spending a few minutes with the K-01 at Pentax’s CP+ booth, we

Twitter Comedy: How to Be Funny in 140 Characters

Comedy is king on Twitter. Professional humorists and armchair standups alike have amassed legions of followers that hang on every 140-character quip.…

Is A Hash Of Hash Of A Torrent Of A Torrent Of Copyrighted Data Copyrighted?

Let’s try to parse this. Pirate Bay (.se) user allisfine just recently uploaded a torrent to the site that is a collection of all the magnet identifiers for the entire site (actually, only about a quarter of the site, but all the publicly visible ones). That is to say, it is a list of the unique

Check in at Walgreens and Receive Tweet Deal Coupons [VIDEO]

Walgreens is tweeting mobile coupons to customers who check in on mobile apps including Foursquare, Yelp and Facebook — letting customers in on…

GigaOM acquires’s parent company

GigaOM, a San Francisco-based Web 2.0 online news site, has acquired fellow digital media company ContentNext Media, the parent company of the popular site ContentNext was put up on the market last November after its previous owner, Guardian News & Media, decided to ditch the brand and

‘Walk Off the Earth’ Gets 50 Million YouTube Views in a Month [VIDEO]

Meet Walk off the Earth, the ultra-talented quintet that turned its version of a sleeper hit into a viral phenomenon on YouTube and earned itself a r…

Stealthy Startup timeRAZOR Raises $3.4M Pre-Launch, Partners With Major Household Brands

Got FOMO? (That’s "fear of missing out" for those of you who don’t do slang.) There will soon be an app for that, or so says the $3.4 million in angel funding the stealthy D.C.-area startup called timeRAZOR has raised. In its pre-launch state, the curious company is already lining up brand partnerships

The Engadget Interview: Words With Friends creator, Paul Bettner

You may have missed it amongst all the big budget ads, half-time obscenities and, you know, football playing, but Words With Friends co-creators Paul Bettner and David Bettner managed to snag a seconds-long cameo during that geek-packed Best Buy spot. The ad was the latest in a recent string of high-profile