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Researchers find a way to listen in on vehicular vibrations

3 hours 56 min ago
The steady flow of vehicles is noisy enough as it is, but it also gives off a type of noise the human ear can't hear: seismic noise, or the vibration of the ground. Thus, vibrations given off by cars, trucks, trains, and airplanes on the runway among...

AT&T and Verizon are upping bandwidth on select data plans

8 hours 26 min ago
These days we could all use a little more mobile bandwidth, and the folks at AT&T and Verizon are giving us some. Let's break it down, shall we? If you're on an AT&T single-line plan or have two to three devices, the company is now offering 3GB of...

Engadget Expand is all about you. And us. But really, you.

10 hours 1 min ago
Engadget Expand is our annual event that's all about you -- our fans. It's not your typical tech conference that's priced for people fortunate to have an expense account. We make the event completely FREE thanks to our generous sponsors, giving you...

Lumera lets you post high-res snapshots on Instagram with one click

10 hours 53 min ago
You are done (DONE!) taking selfies with a phone like some plebeian -- you only take DSLR selfies now, even though it's a pain transferring photos using a camera without built-in WiFi. A camera attachment called Lumera wants to solve that problem by...

Engadget Daily: Samsung's all-metal phone, a Wii U eulogy and more!

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 22:58
A lot can happen between the time and the sun rises and sets -- especially in the future we live in. So, what's new 'round these parts? Well, Samsung debuted super thin, all-metal smartphones; our Joseph Volpe penned a eulogy for Nintendo's Wii U and...

Scientists can make your inner monologue audible

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 21:43
When you hear someone else speak, specific neurons in your brain fire. Brian Pasley and a bunch of his colleagues discovered this at the University of California, Berkeley. And not only that, but those neurons all appeared to be tuned to specific...

ASUS' ROG G751 review: a properly oversized gaming laptop

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 21:00
So, you noticed that NVIDIA has trotted out its latest GPU architecture and you're wondering if you should retire your old gaming laptop for something with a little more... pep. You aren't alone. Every time NVIDIA downsizes its flagship GPUs for the...

HP teamed up with a fashion designer to make a stunning smartwatch

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 20:19
As beautiful as the look of the Moto 360 is, there are people who would prefer something that's styled more like a traditional watch. For this, the MB Chronowing, created by fashion designer Michael Bastian and engineered by HP, could be the perfect...

Five questions for the woman who's 3D printing edible fruit

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 19:45
In the last few years 3D printing has gone from a niche within a niche, to one of the most headline-grabbing fields in tech. Consumers haven't exactly embraced the technology, but it is beginning to trickle down into the homes of more hobbyists and...

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashes after launch

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 18:45
Virgin Galactic's latest plane/rocket, dubbed "SpaceShipTwo", reportedly crashed shortly after takeoff this morning above the Mojave Air and Space Port in California. Director Stu Witt told Bakersfield, California's KGET that the plane crashed east...

Google Play Movies & TV arrives on Roku devices

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 18:16
If you've committed your streaming dollars to one of Roku's recent offerings, you're about to get access to a load of new content. The company announced today that Google Play Movies & TV is now available in its Channel Store for folks in the US, UK,...

Not really into the iPhone 6? Sprint lets you rent the Galaxy S5, too

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 17:42
If you prefer to carry Samsung's most recent handset instead of that newfangled iPhone 6, Sprint is now offering the Android option for lease. Until now, the carrier allowed customers to rent Apple's phone for $20 a month for two years. After that,...

Sky could soon launch its own mobile network with help from Vodafone

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 17:40
When BT finally gets round to launching its own-brand mobile network running on EE's 4G infrastructure, it'll join Virgin Media and TalkTalk as a provider of all four main telecoms services: TV, internet, fixed-line telephone and mobile. This would...

Microsoft releases new Outlook for Mac to Office 365 subscribers

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 17:09
Already using Office 365 on your Mac? Well, if you fancy Microsoft's email software too, you're in luck. The new version of Outlook for Mac is now available to the aforementioned subscribers, and it carries a smattering of new features. Aside from...

Virginia court says fingerprint-locked smartphones are fair game

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 16:37
Here's some trivia for your next trip to the pub. Did you know that, in Virginia, you don't have to tell the cops your phone's unlock code, but you're obliged to open it if you use a fingerprint based passcode? It's a quirky piece of legal precedent...

Starbucks' new app will let you skip the line and sort delivery

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 16:01
Love your morning coffee break, but hate having to wait in line amongst the masses? Well, Starbucks will allow you skip line entirely with its new app. Just place your order via that trusty smartphone, and you'll be able to walk in and pick it up. Of...

Oh, the irony: Facebook works on the world's biggest anonymity network

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 14:40
Facebook, the site where people share their entire personal lives for everyone to gawp at, is now available on the anonymity network that's designed to do precisely the opposite. Follow this link in your Tor browser and you'll be able to tell friends...

Wii U, I love you: a premature eulogy

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 14:00
The Wii U is flawed. I won't pretend that it isn't and I won't apologize for it either. If the system had an animal equivalent, it'd be that of a damaged pound puppy. And yet, it's my go-to next-gen console for gaming. The reason for that is simple:...

Thanks Gov: free WiFi to be installed in 1,000 public places across the UK

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 13:45
If you're anything like us, free WiFi is essential to your enjoyment of basically every situation. Luckily, providers like The Cloud, O2 and BT, as well as independent hotspots, have you covered most of the time. Plenty of dead zones still exist,...

Could your washer really charge your smartphone from across the room?

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 13:28
Wireless charging is a little bit more convenient than plugging your device in, but was picking up a microUSB lead ever that much of a chore in the first place? White goods and TV supremos Haier believe so, which is why it's signed a development pact...

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