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Google lawsuit highlights the danger of not managing your online presence

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 17:42
Hey small-business owner, you're pretty savvy. I know you're pretty savvy because you're reading this website on the internet, like the savvy small-business owner above. But some of your colleagues aren't quite as connected as you are. And sometimes...

See what makes Android Wear tick in these teardowns

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 17:08
You'll be able to nab your own Android Wear watch any day now (or today, if you're lucky), but isn't it about time you saw what really makes them tick? Well, the iFixit community has gone and done what it does best: it's dissected Samsung and LG's...

Hicon Social Bangle is a wearable fashion bungle

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 16:36
If you waste too much time checking notifications on your phone, don't sweat it -- yet another wearable promises to help you save those countless minutes throughout the day. But if you're already leery of wrist-worn devices, the Hicon Social Bangle,...

Engadget giveaway: win a OnePlus One and custom skins courtesy of dbrand!

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 16:00
We had a chance to test the OnePlus One a couple of months ago and it was one sweet piece of tech. The only downside, really, has been the incredibly limited supply. That's what makes this week's giveaway a bit of a standout. The folks at dbrand...

ZTE clones the LG G3's specs for a lot less money

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 15:28
Aside from a couple of intriguing revelations earlier in the year -- including a phone with a rumored 4GB of RAM, and another with a 13MP selfie camera -- things have recently been pretty quiet on the ZTE front. Today's freshly announced Nubia Z7...

New Zealand ISP admits its free VPN exists just so people can watch Netflix

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 14:43
One of the most frustrating parts of trying to go legit with your movie watching is being restricted by Hollywood's windows and geofences that limit what's available to watch in your area. Of course, a network of third parties provide tools to help...

Microsoft offering $75 credit if gamers upgrade to an Xbox One

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 14:01
If you've pondered buying an Xbox One, but have felt a sense of loyalty to your Xbox 360, Microsoft is very keen to help you make the switch. As spotted by user BeforeU on NeoGAF, the company is running a new promotion that gifts its "very best...

Sony's first 'curved sensor' photo may herald better images, cheaper lenses

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 13:13
We've seen plenty of curved screens, but Sony has just revealed the first picture taken with a curved image sensor that may one day bring cheaper, smaller lenses and higher photo quality. Regular, flat camera sensors have a rather large problem...

Music Vault brings 12,000 classic concert clips to YouTube

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 13:00
Even if you weren't born yet on July 7th, 1970, you can now catch The Who's classic Tanglewood concert thanks to Music Vault. It's just unveiled an avalanche of classic concert videos, 12,000 in all, on its YouTube video channel. Those include...

Key fob phone alerts friends that you need help with the press of a button

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 12:15
You know how establishments have hidden emergency buttons to call the police? There's a new device called the ECHO Urgent Messenger that's something like that, except it's a tiny one-button emergency phone that you can attach to a keychain, so you...

Xbox One July update brings Achievement tweaks and improved voice control

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 11:11
After almost a month of testing, the July update for Xbox One is here. Committed to a rapid pace of improvements, Microsoft has delivered a number of new features, including a new Snap mode for Achievements, improved voice functionality and the...

The Post Office will soon let you pick up a mobile SIM along with your stamps

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 11:02
No longer just a place to send letters and exchange money, the Post Office is set to add another service to its ever-expanding list of utilities: mobile contracts. The company announced today that it's joining the list of providers that rely on EE's...

ReWalk rehab exoskeleton goes home with a patient

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 10:02
The FDA may have only cleared the ReWalk exoskeleton for home use just two weeks ago, but it's already finding use outside of hospitals and clinics. Retired US Army Sergeant Theresa Hannigan (shown meeting the President in March) has become the first...

Samsung admits 'weak demand' for its phones is damaging profits

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 09:10
Samsung's marketing budget has always been vast, but in the last quarter it was far larger than even the manufacturer itself would have liked. The company admits that it's been forced to spend extra money on promotions for older and lower-end devices...

Sony belatedly gets in on the selfie trend with the Xperia C3

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 08:43
Selfies are so popular that not only is the President getting in on the action, but ABC's even named its newest TV show after the trend. Not to be outdone, Sony is debuting the Xperia C3, a mid-range smartphone whose most notable feature is the...

Crowdfunded documentary chronicles the rise and rise of apps

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 08:24
In the spirit of Indie Game: The Movie, comes App: The Human Story -- a documentary that looks at the people behind the digital goods we consume. The film chronicles the rise of developers following the iPhone's release back in 2007 and runs all the...

GameStop wants to offer exclusive content with its preorder titles

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 07:08
We're guessing a few of you don't mind preordering the latest triple-A game to ensure you get your hands on it on release day, but (ignoring the whole digital distribution thing) it's increasingly rare for game stores to sell out of predictable hit...

Intel, Samsung join forces to streamline connectivity for the Internet of Things

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 06:01
The upside to connected devices is pretty obvious: From smart thermostats to smartphone-controlled light bulbs, these gadgets have the potential to make our lives easier. There is a downside, though and it's a pretty significant one; with so many...

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