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HTC shutting down its Watch movie service in the UK

Sun, 02/03/2014 - 19:36
When HTC pulled the plug on its Watch service in a number of European countries last year, it told us that it was merely streamlining its efforts, and that movie rentals and purchases would continue to be offered in places with the "highest...

Today is Engadget's 10th birthday!

Sun, 02/03/2014 - 18:12
Ten years ago today (in fact, exactly 10 years ago, if you're reading this post in real time), Engadget was born. Our first post featured T-Flash, a new memory card format created to serve cellphone users who wanted extra storage -- as long as they...

Inhabitat's Week in Green: smog safety bubbles, the Tesla Gigafactory and transforming furniture

Sun, 02/03/2014 - 16:00
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. Extreme weather is dominating the headlines yet again this winter. California is in the midst of a...

Inhabitat's Week in Green: smog safety bubbles, the Tesla Gigafactory and transforming furniture

Sun, 02/03/2014 - 16:00
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. Extreme weather is dominating the headlines yet again this winter. California is in the midst of a...

IRL: iRobot Roomba 700

Sun, 02/03/2014 - 15:00
Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment. We're not sure how long it takes for someone to become an...

Google's 'Projected Mode' in-car system possibly leaked by Mercedes-Benz

Sun, 02/03/2014 - 13:35
Job adverts aren't most reliable way to hear about new technology, but interesting ones do crop up from time to time, and that's why our eyes are drawn to one recently posted by Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz. The ad requests the...

Google's 'Projected Mode' in-car system possibly leaked by Mercedes-Benz

Sun, 02/03/2014 - 13:35
Job adverts aren't most reliable way to hear about new technology, but interesting ones do crop up from time to time, and that's why our eyes are drawn to one recently posted by Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz. The ad requests the...

Tim Cook's leadership style goes under the microscope in new book

Sun, 02/03/2014 - 13:01
Whatever you think of Apple's products, there's no denying that Tim Cook has played a large role in making them profitable, first as an operations executive and later in running the company. But just what kind of a leader is he? Thanks to an excerpt...

Instacube photo frame finally shipping, will arrive with support for video

Sun, 02/03/2014 - 10:12
Well, that took awhile. Remember Instacube, the purpose-built digital photo frame designed to pull images directly from your Instagram feed? The Android-powered photo screen found itself short on both funding and manufacturing options last summer....

Watch out Kinect, AllSee does gesture control without a camera

Sun, 02/03/2014 - 09:07
What if you could turn the music down on your phone by just waving your hand? That's the idea behind AllSee, a new gadget under development by computer scientists at the University of Washington. Built by the same guys who created the...

Scientists get a shark's eye view using wearable computers

Sun, 02/03/2014 - 05:17
Sure, Sharknado and Sharktopus are fun to watch with friends on a weekend, but they also prove that sharks still get a bad rap. Clearly, what we've learned about the animal's behavior since Jaws came out isn't nearly enough, so a group of researchers...

Reddit wants you to decide who gets 10 percent of its ad revenue this year

Sun, 02/03/2014 - 03:22
This year Reddit is contributing more than memes to society, it's passing out cash. In a blog post today the site announced plans to donate 10 percent of its advertising revenue for the year to non-profits. At the end of the year, the site plans to...

Google Glass team forgoes monthly updates for bigger changes, like Kit Kat

Sun, 02/03/2014 - 01:50
Whether you're a Google Glass wearer or merely observing the new devices, you may have noticed a lack of major updates in January and February. Android Police and Glass Almanac reveal a post from the Explorers-only community forum explaining that...

BBM to let you share photos in multi-person chats and transfer larger files

Sat, 01/03/2014 - 23:56
BlackBerry has been on a BBM roll lately, unleashing the messaging service on not just iOS and Android but Windows Phone as well. However, that's not all that's up the Waterloo company's sleeve. A new version of BBM is in the pipeline, and it'll have...

IBM's layoffs may include up to 25 percent of its hardware group

Sat, 01/03/2014 - 22:43
IBM recently sold its x86 server business to Lenovo, and that unfortunately has consequences for the company's workers. The computing pioneer has confirmed to CNET that it's cutting jobs as it concentrates its efforts on "cloud, analytics and...

Mobile World Congress in 14 lines

Sat, 01/03/2014 - 22:00
In Barcelona we all tried to thrive And strove to not imbibe too many beers When Samsung trotted out the GS5 Then shortly after highlighted new Gears. Mozilla's and Ubuntu's phones seemed cheap, Along with some of Waterloo's new wares, But Sony's...

Nintendo 64 mod promises HDMI output, soldering burns

Sat, 01/03/2014 - 21:11
If you have a Nintendo 64 kicking around, it's probably not hooked up to your television. It's not that you don't love the classic console, it's just that many modern sets don't support the machine's archaic video cables. Don't worry, it can be...

AMD's impossibly thin nano PC prototype sits on your TV, but don't call it a set-top box

Wed, 08/01/2014 - 00:46
Let's take a moment to forget the technical nonsense. Seriously. Besides, we only really know the broad strokes about Mullins, AMD's next-gen ultra-low voltage APU. Instead, let's just gaze upon the tiny wonder that is the Nano PC for a bit and soak ...

ZTE crams a 1080p projector, a 4-inch display and an LTE hotspot in one Android-powered package (hands-on)

Wed, 08/01/2014 - 00:30
ZTE's Projector Hotspot is exactly what its name suggests: a 1080p projector and an LTE hotspot bundled in one highly portable box. Strangely, it even has a 4-inch touchscreen display and Android 4.2 as its operating system, so you could potentially ...

3D Systems shows off a $500 3D scanner that clips onto your iPad

Wed, 08/01/2014 - 00:00
As excited as we were to play around with the Sense 3D scanner, the first-generation consumer scanner had some shortcomings. Near the top of the list was the fact that it only worked with Windows. While the operating system has a plenty large install ...

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