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Blinkbox brings offline movie and TV streaming to the iPad

Fri, 21/11/2014 - 10:52
Unlike mobile books and games, video streaming is completely dependent on an internet connection. That's fine when you're at home, but if you're on your way to work or generally on the move, viewing your favourite movies and TV shows can be quite a...

The curious case of the disappearing Nexus 6

Fri, 21/11/2014 - 10:30
For a moment the page changes, the default "out of stock" message replaced by an estimated shipping date. Quickly, you move your cursor across the screen and hit the order button, only to discover the device is no longer available. You close the tab....

Here's how to 3D print using mashed bananas

Fri, 21/11/2014 - 10:03
We've seen many people use food as 3D printer feed in the past, such as chocolates, candies and even ice cream. But can you imagine 3D printing anything using bananas? Sounds hard, if not, well, bananas -- but 3Digital Cooks' founder Luis Rodriguez...

Canadian middle-schoolers rank pretty high for computer literacy

Fri, 21/11/2014 - 08:55
In addition to making excellent poutine and maple syrup, our friendly neighbors to the north are also pretty adept at prepping students for the future we live in too. The International Computer Literacy Study recently looked at 60,000 eighth graders...

Investment bank builds Oculus Rift app to fly you around your stocks and shares

Fri, 21/11/2014 - 07:40
Well hello there, I'm Augustus Q. Moneybags, inventor of the word "Funtrepreneur" and thrillionaire owner of Military Industrial Complex LLC. Now, I may be an internationally loved businessman, y'see, but that doesn't mean I'm too good at calculatin'...

​AMD's answer to NVIDIA G-Sync will arrive on two Samsung monitors in 2015

Fri, 21/11/2014 - 06:32
Looking for a new computer monitor? If you're rocking an AMD-sourced graphics card, you may want to wait a few months. Samsung just announced the UD590 and UE850, the first two monitors with support for FreeSync -- AMD's open-source answer to NVIDIA...

Chevy previews the next-gen Volt and its location-based charging system

Fri, 21/11/2014 - 06:02
We'll be seeing the next-generation Chevy Volt in less than two months when GM launches it at the North American International Auto Show in January. But for the sake of those who can't wait, the company has shown off a bit more of the 2016 hybrid...

Next Glass takes the guesswork out of beer and wine shopping

Fri, 21/11/2014 - 05:22
Have you ever walked into a beer or wine store only to be overwhelmed by the vast selection, including many options you'd never even heard of? We've all been there, but there's a new app that should help recommend options you've yet to taste. Next...

​Amazon rumored to be preparing travel site that offers hotel bookings

Fri, 21/11/2014 - 04:10
Are you ready to spend even more money at Amazon? According to Skift, Amazon is preparing its own travel service, focused on independent hotels and resorts near major US cities, including New York, Los Angeles and Seattle. The travel news site...

Engadget Daily: 'The Imitation Game,' Ricoh's new 360-degree camera, and more!

Fri, 21/11/2014 - 03:39
Alan Turing has long been regarded as the father of modern computing. Why? We're glad you asked. Today, we dive into the history of the Turing machine, go hands-on with Ricoh's new Theta camera, and take a look at Corning's new Gorilla Glass 4. Read...

Airbnb will cover guests' accidental injury costs

Fri, 21/11/2014 - 02:02
Accidents happen, and for Airbnb guests, it could take place while navigating an unfamiliar home. It would come as no surprise if people ended up arguing on who should foot the bill, so Airbnb has decided to make it easier on all its customers by...

Netflix picks up fourth season of popular A&E series 'Longmire'

Fri, 21/11/2014 - 01:38
Fans of A&E's Longmire were pretty vocal when the network announced it would part ways with the series after a massive cliffhanger at the end of season 3. Well, the show will live on at the hands of Netflix. The streaming service nabbed the rights to...

Google cuts a deal over old Nortel Networks patents

Fri, 21/11/2014 - 01:06
Remember the Rockstar Consortium? The group was formed by a handful of tech giants (including Apple, Microsoft, Ericsson and Sony) to buy a treasure trove of patents and promptly sue both Google and some Android partners, which promised one of the...

Technics has a hi-fi music download service, too

Fri, 21/11/2014 - 00:28
In order to give its high-end audio wares the proper content to offer pristine listening, Panasonic's Technics brand is building its own hi-fi music store. Launching in the UK and Germany next year, Technics Tracks will serve up a library of 24-bit...

Mindlessly cook baller sea bass with a $200 smart frying pan

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 23:58
Are your mornings often ruined by the acrid smell of a blackened ham and cheese omelet? Do you long to sink your teeth into a succulent pan-seared ribeye, but aren't really sure what "pan-seared" even means? If you're thinking "heck yes,"...

Playdate: We're livestreaming 'Dragon Age: Inquisition' on PS4!

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 23:30
Who doesn't like fighting dragons? That's a serious question. If you excitedly answered "I do!" then this edition of Playdate is just for you. Today we're going to be streaming the first big role-playing game of this new set of consoles, and it's...

The food industry's next big hope is to sell you exercise in a can

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 22:55
In every business, from the Amalgamated Rubber Sole Company through to the halls of Nabisco, someone, somewhere, is dreaming of a pill that instantly makes you thin. Several already exist, but if you don't want to sit through that one worrying...

Bake your turkey to the tune of Spotify's Thanksgiving playlists

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 22:33
Most people in the US are getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving next Thursday, November 27th. Typically, this holiday is mostly about eating a ton of food, watching American football, spending quality time with the family and, most importantly,...

Billboard tweaks album sales chart to include streams, digital track sales

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 22:02
Until now, the Billboard 200 chart has been ranked based on albums sales, but that's about to change. On November 30th, that list will expand its criteria to include sales of a record's individual tracks and streaming plays for the chart that'll post...

New Moleskine sketchbooks beam your scribbles to Adobe's Creative Cloud

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 21:29
As part of its big mobile push, Adobe opened up its SDK to allow third-party apps to tap into Creative Cloud, and Moleskine's latest effort takes full advantage. Similar to its collaborative offering with Evernote, the Moleskine Smart Notebook uses...

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