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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...