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Microsoft rolls out Bing Maps traffic guesstimation worldwide

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 14:38
Bing Maps users outside the US will now have a better idea of how long it takes to get from A to B, as Microsoft has just launched Clearflow traffic estimation around the world. The system works by taking live traffic data for main roads and surface ...

UK watchdog rules that YouTube Oreo ads take the biscuit

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 14:05
Some vloggers have made it big on YouTube, so it's not surprising that advertisers want to tap into their burgeoning audiences. But rather than shell-out for a traditional pre-roll ad, they're paying the stars themselves to film their commercials. Th...

Deepak Chopra: the spiritualist as technologist

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 14:00
Deepak Chopra has an app. And that's about the least of the famed spiritual guru/physician/alternative-medicine advocate/friend of Oprah's technological ambitions....

UK music industry pushes for a new tax on CD copying

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 13:21
Before October 1st this year, you were probably a criminal. On that day, UK copyright law changed to include a private copying exception that, simply put, means you're allowed to copy media for your own personal use (not distribution, obviously). Thi...

Don't call it a fire sale: Amazon's Phone is now $199

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 13:01
When we reviewed Amazon's Fire Phone, we said that you'd better off waiting for the sequel. That's good advice for you, but not ideal for the company, since it ate a $170 million loss and has $83 million worth of unsold devices piled high in warehous...

Sony Pictures' computers are still locked as hackers demand equality

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 11:51
Sony Pictures' employees around the globe are still locked out of their company computers after they were hacked on the 24th by a group calling itself the "Guardians of Peace." Now, new details have emerged that shed some light on what they want and ...

Blinkbox extends offline movie and TV playback to Android tablets

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 10:57
When offline playback arrived for Blinkbox's video streaming service on the iPad, we knew that Android support couldn't be far behind. After all, Tesco has plenty of Hudl 2 tablets to sell this Christmas, which all heavily promote its services. So fo...

China's Google will launch a smart bike later this year

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 10:36
What's the next hot connected gadget category? Forget watches, we're thinking bikes, judging by the overwhelming interest in crazy, innovative new models like Teague's 'Denny' e-bike. Chinese search giant Baidu is all over that with the Dubike, a non...

Digital copyright issues are affecting car modifications

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 09:23
Tinkering to get better performance out of your ride is one of the more rewarding aspects of vehicle ownership. The thing is, as cars have become more and more computer-dependent, getting a horsepower boost or better gas mileage by swapping exhaust s...

EE confirms it's also talking to BT about a possible sale

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 09:08
BT surprised many when it confirmed it's currently in talks to buy back mobile operator O2, nearly 10 years after it sold the company to Telefonića. However, the telecoms giant said at the time that it wasn't interested in just one carrier. Rumours s...

Skype now lets you videocall while doing other things on your Android phone

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 08:12
A call comes in on Skype from that old family friend who's now living in Sweden, but you're in the middle of a pretty amazing game of Threes, or finely honing a very important email that needs to be sent this hour. Take the call? Pretend you're not t...

The CIA and Homeland Security want to delete almost all their emails

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 06:29
Usually, deleting emails is a no-fanfare, one-click affair -- but not when you're the Central Intelligence Agency or the Department of Homeland Security. Both agencies have recently submitted proposals to the National Archives and Records Administrat...

One of Sony's first 'new' ideas is a smartwatch that's all e-ink

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 05:44
Sony's first idea to be born out of its new built-in "venture style" plan to create new products and impress, well, you and me, is apparently a combination of its e-ink reader tech and a smartwatch device. According to people familiar with the matter...

If you've ever wanted a video-based contacts list, now's your chance

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 05:28
Tired of just having static pictures to visually guide you through your contacts list? If so, you're in luck. A new app for iOS brings video updates to said collection of names and numbers so "you can see what all your friends are up to." The softwar...

HBO teams up with Tencent to sell its TV shows in China

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 04:28
China's strained relationship with the concept of intellectual property is one of the reasons that you can buy a local copy of a Range Rover Evoque for a third of the price. That's one of the reasons why western businesses are wary about selling thei...

Pew Research: You know the internet, but you might not 'get' it

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 02:58
Given how ubiquitous smart devices are, one might think that, overall, people would have a pretty comprehensive knowledge of tech. That isn't exactly the case. According to a recent Pew Research survey, 60 percent of the representative sample knew th...

BlackBerry offers up to $550 if you ditch your iPhone for a Passport

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 01:55
If the industry based its grades solely on effort, there's no doubt BlackBerry would be among the first top spots. Now, whether or not those efforts are actually effective, well, that's a completely different story. Since its notable decline, the Can...

Firefox will let you search specific websites with one click

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 01:12
Mozilla isn't just rethinking its choice of default search engines in Firefox; it's overhauling the search bar itself. An upcoming version of the web browser will let you search a specific site with one click. If you want to find an ancient Twitter u...

Engadget Daily: Yoga 3 Pro, the 'day one patch,' and more!

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 00:28
If you bought Halo: The Master Chief Collection, then you're probably still waiting for online multiplayer to be un-broken. Welcome to the age of the "day one patch." That's not all we have on deck, though -- read on for Engadget's news highlights fr...

NASA is 3D printing objects in space

Tue, 25/11/2014 - 23:53
At long last, 3D printing has conquered its final frontier: space. NASA has successfully printed its first 3D object aboard the International Space Station. It's just a tiny faceplate that identifies the printer maker (Made In Space), but it's both a...

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