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Samsung Galaxy Tab S review: slim design, long battery life, stunning screen

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 14:00
It'd be silly of me to talk about tablets in the past tense -- we still write stories about them daily and clearly, we review them, too. But of the ones we've seen lately, most have been low-end; mid-range at best. The market for high-end slates,...

CNN wants to prove that drones are safe for news reporting

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 13:21
Stunning video footage like that from a recent tornado in Arkansas (see below) shows the potential for drones to radically change journalism. However, it's illegal to operate them in the US, especially near a disaster or accident scene -- which has...

Soundhawk's smart earpiece tunes out noise to augment your hearing

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 13:20
We've all been there. You're standing around, trying to have a conversation -- meaningful or otherwise -- but that wretched, raucous noise means all you can do is cock your head and mouth "I can't hear you!" to your friend. San Francisco-based...

Hoptroff smartwatch uses analog dials to deliver real-time sports results

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 12:40
There's a World Cup on, so what better time to talk about an analog smartwatch designed specifically for soccer football fans? Hoptroff, which normally makes timepieces for mad billionaires and stockbrokers, has announced that its next watch, the...

Moto G with LTE and expandable storage is now available for £160

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 11:30
The Moto G is a fantastic smartphone for the price, but Motorola knew it could make the handset even better with just a few small tweaks. Thus, the Moto G with LTE and expandable storage (thanks to a microSD slot) was born, and today it's become...

University library starts 'drone loan' program for students

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 11:17
There's good news if you're a broke University of South Florida student who'd like to take an $1,195 DJI Phantom 2 Vision UAV for a spin: you can now sign one out from the library. Before you start preparing some kind of water balloon-dropping...

Nintendo wants a future where consoles and handhelds run the same games

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 10:23
Nintendo's financial struggles are well noted, but a new interview with the gaming giant's Shigeru Miyamoto reveals that its experiencing some creative hardships too. For example, the differences in architecture between the Wii U and the 3DS handheld...

Nestle's working on a kitchen appliance that creates custom vitamin cocktails

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 09:16
If Nestlé's new "Iron Man" project ends up a success, your morning routine could go like this: 1.) Take a shower. 2.) Eat breakfast. 3.) Brew your very own vitamin supplements. According to Bloomberg, the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences is...

Nokia's fourth Android phone does dual-SIM for just €99

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 08:07
After the Nokia X, X+ and XL, the Microsoft Devices team is back with its fourth Android-based budget smartphone dubbed the X2 Dual SIM, and the best part about it its €99 (about $135) off-contract price. That's very attractive given the range's...

Scientists simulate time travel using light particles

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 07:00
We may never see practical time travel in our lifetimes, if it's possible at all. However, a team at the University of Queensland has given the Doc Browns of the world a faint glimmer of hope by simulating time travel on a very, very small scale....

High-tech gloves can teach you Braille even if you're distracted

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 06:00
It looks like a team of Georgia Tech researchers is in the business of making wondrous, high-tech gloves -- their most recent one, for instance, can teach you Braille even if you're doing something else. Similar to the piano-teaching glove they...

Nest devices start talking to Google, washing machines and your car

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 05:00
Nest's Learning Thermostat and Protect smoke detector are now part of a much, much larger universe. The company has just launched a developer program that lets third-party apps and devices talk to Nest hardware, making it do things that aren't...

Withings Activité is a fitness tracker disguised as a designer Swiss watch

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 04:34
Most fitness trackers look like they belong in the gym or on the race track, which is fine if you're working out, but not so great if you want to look your best at the board meeting or that fancy cocktail party. The Withings Activité, however,...

Amazon and Warner Bros. reach truce over movie pricing

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 03:18
Well, that didn't last long. A couple of weeks after Amazon stopped taking pre-orders for Warner Bros. Blu-ray and DVD movies to extract a better pricing arrangement, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that the two sides have reached a truce. Swing...

Nest Learning Thermostat has its security cracked open by GTVHacker

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 02:35
While we wait for Google I/O (which starts tomorrow) to find out what will become of the company's TV platform, a team that we've seen bust open the padlocks on Google TV, Chromecast and Roku has a new target. GTVHacker just revealed an exploit for...

Engadget Daily: how to disappear, the deal with 3D printers and more!

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 02:18
Today, we review Sony's lifelogging SmartBand wearable, investigate the ins and outs of 3D printing, learn how to escape the clutches of the internet and take a look at SportsCenter's new home. Read on for Engadget's news highlights from the last 24...

Globalstar Sat-Fi satellite hotspot available now for $999

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 01:10
Globalstar, the company behind the affordable Spot satellite phone, has a new device on the market that can turn any smartphone into a globally connected handset. Sat-Fi is not a WiFi hotspot in the traditional sense -- you can't simply connect and...

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