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Microsoft apologizes for broken 'Halo' multiplayer with more 'Halo'

Sat, 20/12/2014 - 03:02
You know Halo: The Master Chief Collection's multiplayer has been, well, problematic since launch despite numerous patches. We know it and Microsoft does, too. That's why it's making it up to everyone who's played it with freebies. Those include a re...

Staples breach may have affected over a million credit cards

Sat, 20/12/2014 - 01:42
Good grief, the hacks just don't stop. Now office-supply store Staples believes that it suffered an attack that compromised some 1.16 million payment cards. Between August 10th and September 16th this year, 115 stores were afflicted by malware that "...

Reddit Notes: Don't call it a currency

Sat, 20/12/2014 - 00:37
Back when Reddit -- bastion of the internet's weirdest conversations -- raised another $50 million in venture funding, the investors involved agreed to give a combined 10 percent of their shares back to the site's users. For almost three months, none...

Netflix drops in a surprise 'Bojack Horseman' Christmas special

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 23:52
Wondering how to get the weekend started? If you're a fan of Netflix's original series Bojack Horseman, there's a pretty easy choice, since the service just released an extra episode out of the blue. As Bojack (voiced by Will Arnett) and Todd (voiced...

Engadget Daily: FBI confirms North Korea involvment in Sony Pictures hack, RuPaul on 'gaymers' and more!

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 22:24
Sony's had a seriously rough go of it lately, but hopefully its hacking nightmare has finally come to an end -- the FBI has confirmed that North Korea was definitely involved in the initial cyberattack and the White House is formulating its response....

On the sidelines: how the NFL is making use of the Surface Pro 2

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 21:30
Now that we've talked about the design process behind the NFL's Surface Pro 2s, it's time to show you how these things are actually being used throughout the league. It's worth noting that at least for now, the functionality of the Sideline Viewing S...

Sony Pictures CEO claims 'we have not caved'

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 21:05
While President Obama has joined the voices criticizing Sony Pictures for its decision to pull The Interview, its CEO claims he " In an interview with CNN set to air tonight during Anderson Cooper 360, Michael Lynton tells Fareed Zakaria that "We hav...

Tesla's first Model S battery swap station opens next week

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 21:02
Tesla's automated battery swap stations that boost cars with a fully charged power pack instead of a slow charge are finally becoming a reality. First shown off over a year ago, the company announced today that it's ready to start a pilot program for...

T-Mobile pays $90 million to settle claims it profited from texting scams

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 20:34
T-Mobile protested its innocence after the Federal Trade Commission accused it of letting text message-based scams run amok in the name of profit, but it's not going to fight that complaint to the bitter end. The UnCarrier has agreed to a settlement ...

Why North Korea's Sony hack made 'The Interview' required viewing

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 19:57
Congratulations, Guardians of Peace (and North Korea!) -- you've successfully prevented a "dangerous" Seth Rogen/James Franco comedy from getting released. But guess what? You've also made The Interview, which appeared to be just another slacker come...

What to get when you want high-tech grooming

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 19:30
It's that time of year again! You know, the one when you have to hand over your hard-earned cash or dole out the credit card digits to get the loved ones in your life a little something celebratory. Lucky you, we've got a slew of great recommendation...

President Obama says canceling release of 'The Interview' was a mistake

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 19:10
Sony's already acquiescing to demands made by the North Korean hackers associated with the Guardians of Peace, and the US' commander-in-chief is none too pleased by it. In a press conference that led off with a recap of his past year in office, Presi...

MSI GT72 Dominator review: a worthy successor to a great gaming notebook

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 19:00
The last time I saw MSI's Dominator laptop, I was sick of it. There wasn't anything wrong with it, but at the time, the product name belonged to the GT70: a powerhouse gaming machine that hasn't evolved much since its introduction in 2012. Back then,...

Instagram is now worth 49 times what Facebook paid for it

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 18:28
Many baulked when Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg agreed to drop $1 billion on Instagram in April 2012. "That's $33 per user," said some; "there's no business model!" screamed others. Less than three years later and Citigroup now says Instagram is wort...

Help cure Ebola by donating your smartphone's idle time

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 17:53
You know how your smartphone and computer just do nothing when you're not using them? You can now put those slackers to work in a noble cause: helping cure the Ebola virus. IBM's World Community Grid has teamed up with scientists from the Scripps Res...

RuPaul on 'gaymers,' Tim Cook's coming out and why we need to lighten up

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 17:15
RuPaul Charles is nothing if not brutally frank. And with a decades-spanning career that's taken him from former New York City club kid to one-time "Supermodel (of the World)," to current host of Logo TV's cult reality show competition RuPaul's Drag ...

FBI confirms North Korea's involvement in Sony hack as attackers talk ceasefire

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 16:51
After a whole host of unconfirmed media reports, the Federal Bureau of Investigation just officially stated it believes that North Korea was indeed involved with a gigantic Sony hack that saw personal information, unreleased movies and thousands of e...

How Samsung became the king of CES and where it's going next

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 16:30
Long before Transformers director Michael Bay choked onstage at Samsung's lavish CES 2014 press conference, the Korean company was just another electronics outfit begging for attention. But after decades at CES, Samsung is now the undisputed king of ...

Amazon adds Disney and Dora to FreeTime Unlimited kids service

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 16:03
There's a new way to amuse, educate or just distract your offspring while Mommy has a little sippy-poo for the holidays -- Amazon has just dumped a bunch of new content into FreeTime Unlimited. The kid-centric service runs $2.99 a month for Prime sub...

Amazon updates Fire phone to translate text and identify art in photos

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 15:33
Amazon SVP of Devices David Limp promised back in October that the company will continue releasing updates for the Fire phone despite its rather poor performance -- like this big software upgrade, for instance. The latest version of Fire phone's OS c...

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