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Drop it like it's hot with Illumibowl's disco toilet light

1 hour 55 sec ago
Does your lack of cat-like night vision mean you make messes when hitting the bathroom at 2 a.m.? Thanks to Kickstarter, that could become a thing of the past. The Illumibowl is an LED light that sticks onto the outside of your toilet and casts a...

Carnegie Mellon University wants to bring the moon home with virtual reality

1 hour 51 min ago
Google's Lunar Xprize is still alive and well, and researchers at Carnegie Mellon University think they have the $30 million answer to beaming video from the moon: a telepresence robot. Naturally. Instead of simply broadcasting footage of the moon's...

Someone put Spotify inside this old cassette recorder

2 hours 44 min ago
The above contraption may look like the kind of cassette player bygone teens used to use to create mix tapes, but it's not -- it's a Raspberry Pi-powered Spotify speaker with NFC-based playlists. Its creator, a British builder named Matt Brailsford,...

Windows 10 brings Windows Phone's notification center to the desktop

3 hours 47 min ago
If Windows 10 is going to unify your experiences on devices ranging from smartphones to PCs, it only makes sense that key mobile features would reach the desktop, right? Microsoft certainly thinks so. The team in Redmond has released an updated...

Google backs Magic Leap, a mysterious augmented reality startup

4 hours 7 min ago
Google has just thrown its weight behind an augmented reality startup shrouded in mystery. Along with Qualcomm and film production Legendary Entertainment (among many other companies), Mountain View has funded Magic Leap to the tune of $542 million....

FKA twigs calls on Google Glass for dance tips in her latest music video

4 hours 36 min ago
FKA twigs already has a reputation for using technology to make artistic statements in her music videos, and her latest takes this to its logical extreme. The two-minute #throughglass promo has twigs using Google Glass to seemingly influence a music...

The iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 review

5 hours 19 min ago
It's a conflicting time for Apple. On one hand, it's a joyous occasion for the company because its latest iPhones, which come in larger screen sizes than the last, set new sales records worldwide; but on the other hand, its lineup of iPads just...

HP to show off its 3D-scanning 'Sprout' PC next week

5 hours 53 min ago
HP is synonymous with mass-market PCs and notebooks, but according to a report from Re/code, HP is trying it proverbial hand at something new. According to the usual slew of unnamed sources, the company (which is currently undergoing some business...

Engadget Daily: a real-life hoverboard, a TV show for Vine celebrities, and more!

6 hours 32 min ago
Yes, it's true: Our own Sean Buckley rode a real-life hoverboard. But that's not all we have for you on this fine day -- read on for the rest of our news highlights from the last 24 hours, including the Avi-on Bluetooth light switch, an app that...

Michigan's new law 'clarifies' ban on Tesla's direct sales model

7 hours 7 min ago
If you're hoping to find a Tesla Motors store in Motor City, you may be waiting a long, long time. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has signed House Bill 5606 into law, explicitly banning Tesla's direct sales model in the state. Snyder contends that the...

All 'Simpsons' episodes are now available for streaming

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 23:49
The wait is over, people of the interwebs. Right on cue, Fox has launched Simpsons World, the online hub where it will be streaming every Simpsons episode ever broadcasted. Even though the content is free to browse, you do need a cable login to start...

Vine for iOS now lets you follow channels to get their best videos

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 23:21
Vine is full of video creators talented enough to score TV deals, but keeping up with them has usually meant either following them one-by-one or browsing channels for ages. You have a much easier way to catch up on those clips as of today, though:...

FTC appoints privacy consultant as its new Chief Technologist

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 22:44
The Federal Trade Commission has just appointed Ashkan Soltani, an independent consultant on privacy and security matters, as its new Chief Technologist. Soltani's most recent accomplishments include contributing to the Washington Post's coverage on...

All that money Yahoo spent on mobile is paying off

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 22:16
There's no doubt about it: the future is mobile, and it looks like Yahoo's finally making the pocket-friendly needle move. The company's quarterly earnings dropped not too long ago, in which CEO Marissa Mayer pointed out that Yahoo's mobile revenue...

MLB is bringing Apple Pay to the 2014 World Series

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 21:49
Tonight, Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants will begin battling it out for Major League Baseball's biggest prize: the World Series. And to make things better for ballpark attendees, MLB and MasterCard have announced that Kauffman Stadium...

From Friendster to Facebook: Social networking do's and don'ts

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 21:15
Have you ever heard of Pownce? How about Jaiku? Maybe even something called Yahoo 360? If you haven't, don't worry. You're probably not alone. These are just a few of the many social networks that have come and gone, most of them vanishing either...

Sean Parker's post-wedding punishment includes making a beach-finding app

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 20:42
A few things happened after Napster co-founder and former Facebook president Sean Parker got married in a gorgeous redwood forest in Big Sur, California. The California Coastal Commission took him to task for creating a bizarre fantasy realm without...

Rainn Wilson is making a TV show starring Vine celebrities

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 20:03
Best known for his roles in The Office and The Rocker, actor-turned-producer Rainn Wilson is reportedly getting ready to bring some of Vine's biggest personalities to TV. According to Deadline, Wilson is set to produce a comedy show called Hollywood...

Apple acknowledges iCloud attack, says servers were not affected

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 19:18
Following reports yesterday that China was secretly collecting data from iCloud users, Apple has confirmed to Dow Jones that it is aware of network attacks on its service. The iPhone maker said it knows about "intermittent organized network attacks"...

PhotoMath uses your phone's camera to solve equations

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 19:08
Need a little help getting through your next big math exam? MicroBlink has an app that could help you study more effectively -- perhaps too effectively. Its newly unveiled PhotoMath for iOS and Windows Phone (Android is due in early 2015) uses your...

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