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See what makes the iPad Air 2 so skinny

15 hours 26 min ago
It's safe to say that you don't buy most Apple devices these days with the expectation that you can open them up, and it looks like the iPad Air 2 is no exception. Do-it-yourself repair shop iFixit has torn down the new tablet and found that it's...

Tickets for Sony's PlayStation gaming show go on sale Friday

16 hours 5 min ago
So, you put in for the time off from work to hit December's PlayStation Experience event in Las Vegas. The next logical step, of course, is buying tickets and come Friday you can do just that. As previously reported, a single day pass will set you...

Xbox Music ditches free desktop streaming on December 1st

16 hours 57 min ago
If you're hooked on Xbox Music's free desktop-based listening, you're going to have make some backup plans very shortly. Microsoft has announced that it's dropping the no-cost web and Windows streaming option as of December 1st; after that, you'll...

Xiaomi is moving some of its users' data out of China

17 hours 26 min ago
Xiaomi's a force to be reckoned with in China -- its new phones routinely sell out online in seconds -- but its influence is steadily growing outside its native home. That's why the company's infrastructure has been quietly shifting these past few...

It costs $50 to plug an Xbox One Kinect into your PC

17 hours 58 min ago
What's stopping you from creating the first killer Kinect 2.0 hack? Well, now that Microsoft's released the do-all sensor's SDK to the public for free you don't have many more excuses. The software development kit is available without any fees and...

Microsoft Android Wear app lets you search Bing by twisting your wrist

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 23:40
Slightly irked that you have to say "OK Google" whenever you want to use voice search on your Android Wear smartwatch? Microsoft, of all companies, is coming to your rescue. The developer is leading a trio of experimental Android releases with...

AT&T's focus on connected cars is beginning to pay off

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 23:04
It's no secret that the US wireless market is saturated, and that most people who want a mobile device have already purchased one by now. Naturally, this means that the national players in the industry are looking for other points of revenue to aid...

Engadget Daily: New iPad and Retina iMac reviews, the do's and don'ts of social media, and more!

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 22:33
Want to upgrade to an iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3? Maybe you're just drooling over the new Retina iMac. We reviewed them all, so you're covered either way. But that's not all we have on deck -- read on for Engadget's news highlights from the last 24...

Google Earth for Android is now faster, better at 3D exploration

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 21:50
Heads up, Android fans: Google Earth for your phones is about to get a lot better. That's what the folks in Mountain View are promising, anyway -- they've released an update to the app brings with it snappier performance and improved labels for maps...

Bank of America issues refunds after double-charging Apple Pay users

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 21:17
Went on a spending spree with your Bank of America debit card the moment Apple Pay hit your iPhone? You might be in for a (brief) shock. The bank is now issuing refunds after it charged at least some Apple Pay users twice when they made purchases at...

Technology changed product placement (and you didn't even notice)

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 20:45
As the music video starts, Avicii nonchalantly wanders into Stockholm's Tele2 Arena. He strolls past the venue's reception; a Grand Marnier poster gets some vital screen time. The bass drops. The crowd goes wild. For some reason, I feel like...

Pivotal Living hopes you'll pay $12 a year to use its fitness tracker

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 20:19
Fitness trackers come a dime a dozen and worse, they all seem to do the same thing: monitor your step count, calorie burn and sleep quality. As it happens, the Life Tracker 1, the first device from a startup called Pivotal Living, does all these...

Google partners with Jane Goodall to capture Tanzania's chimp heaven

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 19:49
Google has joined forces with the Jane Goodall Institute to bring Street Views of Gombe National Park and its numerous chimpanzees. Using portable Trekkers, Google's intrepid photogs captured thousands of 360-degree images in the jungles where...

Jawbone's Drop lets you build music playlists using tweets

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 19:46
At Twitter's Flight mobile developer conference, Jawbone just announced a new app called Drop, which lets you and your friends create and manage playlists with tweets. Hosain Rahman, Jawbone's CEO, says that this would be very useful in party...

Pandora lets artists know just how well their music is doing

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 19:22
Many musicians put their tunes on Pandora in the hopes that they'll build an audience, but how are they supposed to know it's working? That's what the streaming service's new Artist Marketing Platform (AMP) aims to solve. The initiative gives...

Twitter trades passwords for phone numbers with Digits login

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 18:45
At its mobile developer conference in San Francisco, Twitter just announced Digits, a brand-new way to log in to apps with just your phone number. Instead of going through the tedious process of signing up with an email and password or using one of...

Google's 'Inbox' is a smarter take on email, created by the Gmail team

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 18:06
If you're anything like us, Google's Gmail has an iron grip on your life. Google's looking to create a whole new iron grip with a new app from its Gmail team, and it's called "Inbox." What is it? That's a good question -- Google's made a demo slash...

The NSA can now use Samsung's Galaxy phones for classified work

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 18:01
Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets have just become the first consumer mobile devices approved by the US National Security Agency (NSA) to carry classified documents. The edict covers most of its newer Galaxy devices, including the Galaxy S5, Galaxy...

New Sky+ app pushes pictures from your mobile devices to the big screen

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 17:40
For anyone with a Sky+HD box, the Sky+ app for Android and iOS gives you a handy way to manage recordings while away from home, and lets you use mobile devices as substitute remotes when you're plonked in front of the TV. Now, with an updated version...

Daimler sells its stake in Tesla as its EV partner grows up

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 17:33
They grow up so fast, don't they? It seems like just yesterday (well, 2009) that Daimler bought a stake in Tesla to give it a boost and secure a partner for electric car development, and the German automaker is now selling that stake a mere five...

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