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Amazon's £79 Fire TV set-top box now available in the UK

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 11:35
Amazon announced the impending arrival of its Fire TV set-top box in the UK last month, and right on cue, it's now available for £79 through the company's online store. It's Amazon's attempt to steal market share from the likes of Apple, Google and...

Google Now wants to help protect your eyes from eclipses

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 10:54
Google Now has just added more cards to its ever-increasing arsenal, and this time, they'll help you prepare for eclipses and possibly dangerous situations. The new eclipse card lists almost everything you need to know about the phenomenon, including...

Hungary needs cash, so it wants to tax internet traffic

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 09:53
It's probably a good thing that Google got its Street View surveil of Hungary in when it did, because a new tax being proposed could make internet traffic in the country more expensive. A tax bill draft sent to parliament could impose a 150 forints...

Windows 10 has new ways to protect you against internet data breaches

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 08:54
There are plenty of online services that use two-factor authentication to reduce the chances of someone hijacking your account after a data breach, but what about the operating system on your PC or phone? You'll get that safeguard if you use Windows...

B&O Play have made a portable Bluetooth speaker, no, we're not kidding

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 08:00
It's the last press day at German trade show IFA, and I should be hauling ass across the show floor. Instead, I'm waiting outside by the taxi rank, sucking down secondhand smoke of the booth attendants on their breaks and hoping that my ride hasn't...

'SimCity BuildIt' lets Canadians play urban planner before anyone else

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 07:18
While Canada is the brunt of countless jokes, it seems like our friendly neighbors to the north have the last laugh this time. At least when it comes to playing SimCity on the go, that is. The folks at EA have recently soft-launched SimCity BuildIt...

Yahoo's mail app has notifications for flights and events too

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 06:37
Yahoo has just released a new Mail update for iOS and Android that integrates event and travel notifications within the app... whoa wait, why does that sound familiar? Another tech company with a name that starts with a G might have announced...

Hybrid Play clips turn playground toys into videogame controllers

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 05:58
A group of developers thought it would be fun to merge playground activities with mobile gaming -- so they did. They've created a system called Hybrid Play that lets kids (or adults, no judgment here) control games on their phones with see-saws,...

Ford's next cars will brake by themselves to avoid collisions

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 05:01
Automakers like Subaru and Volvo have had automatic anti-collision braking for a while, but what if you're a Ford fan? You won't have to wait long. The Blue Oval has revealed that it's adding its own smart braking system (Pre-Collision Assist) as an...

Sonos sues Denon for allegedly copying its wireless speaker tech

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 04:12
If you thought Denon's Heos wireless speakers were a little too similar in purpose to Sonos' range, you're not alone. Sonos has sued D&M Holdings (the company that owns Denon) for allegedly violating "at least" four patents. The audio gear maker...

Hear the space age unfold on NASA's historic SoundCloud account

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 03:29
If you've ever wanted to cobble together a really wicked EDM track comprised mostly of sound bites from NASA's Mercury missions, well, now's your chance. Everyone's favorite beleaguered space agency has been posting a treasure trove of audio clips...

See what makes the iPad Air 2 so skinny

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 02:43
It's safe to say that you don't buy most Apple devices these days with the expectation that you can open them up, and it looks like the iPad Air 2 is no exception. Do-it-yourself repair shop iFixit has torn down the new tablet and found that it's...

Tickets for Sony's PlayStation gaming show go on sale Friday

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 02:04
So, you put in for the time off from work to hit December's PlayStation Experience event in Las Vegas. The next logical step, of course, is buying tickets and come Friday you can do just that. As previously reported, a single day pass will set you...

Xbox Music ditches free desktop streaming on December 1st

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 01:12
If you're hooked on Xbox Music's free desktop-based listening, you're going to have make some backup plans very shortly. Microsoft has announced that it's dropping the no-cost web and Windows streaming option as of December 1st; after that, you'll...

Xiaomi is moving some of its users' data out of China

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 00:43
Xiaomi's a force to be reckoned with in China -- its new phones routinely sell out online in seconds -- but its influence is steadily growing outside its native home. That's why the company's infrastructure has been quietly shifting these past few...

It costs $50 to plug an Xbox One Kinect into your PC

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 00:11
What's stopping you from creating the first killer Kinect 2.0 hack? Well, now that Microsoft's released the do-all sensor's SDK to the public for free you don't have many more excuses. The software development kit is available without any fees and...

Microsoft Android Wear app lets you search Bing by twisting your wrist

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 23:40
Slightly irked that you have to say "OK Google" whenever you want to use voice search on your Android Wear smartwatch? Microsoft, of all companies, is coming to your rescue. The developer is leading a trio of experimental Android releases with...

AT&T's focus on connected cars is beginning to pay off

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 23:04
It's no secret that the US wireless market is saturated, and that most people who want a mobile device have already purchased one by now. Naturally, this means that the national players in the industry are looking for other points of revenue to aid...

Engadget Daily: New iPad and Retina iMac reviews, the do's and don'ts of social media, and more!

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 22:33
Want to upgrade to an iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3? Maybe you're just drooling over the new Retina iMac. We reviewed them all, so you're covered either way. But that's not all we have on deck -- read on for Engadget's news highlights from the last 24...

Google Earth for Android is now faster, better at 3D exploration

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 21:50
Heads up, Android fans: Google Earth for your phones is about to get a lot better. That's what the folks in Mountain View are promising, anyway -- they've released an update to the app brings with it snappier performance and improved labels for maps...

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