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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's CES 2014 keynote liveblog

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 20:45
No-one was sure what to expect when Google's Marissa Mayer took over at Yahoo, but it's clear that she wasn't there for an easy ride. In less than two years, the company has bought a clutch of other outfits, including Tumblr for $1.1 billion, ...

Oculus Rift's latest prototype features positional tracking, an OLED screen, and kills motion blur (hands-on)

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 20:40
The newest version of the Oculus Rift headset is another major step toward the retail version promised for some point in 2014. It takes the existing HD headset we saw at E3 2013 and swaps an LED screen for OLED. It adds an external camera, and ...

Roku player software cracked open temporarily, root now to run XBMC later

Sat, 28/12/2013 - 21:47
Roku's line of set-top boxes have been popular thanks to their simple controls, large set of available apps (recently expanded to include YouTube for the new Roku 3) and hardware ranging in price from inexpensive to downright cheap. Still, despite an ...

GTA Online starts pushing user-created missions, mobile updates arrive for San Andreas and Chinatown Wars

Sat, 28/12/2013 - 19:20
Ready for a slew of Grand Theft Auto updates? We sure hope so. First up, developer Rockstar Games has put its stamp of approval on ten of the GTA Online community's million-plus custom-match submissions. Because these races and deathmatches -- ...

Feedback Loop: frustrating applications, form factors vs. operating systems and more

Sat, 28/12/2013 - 16:30
Welcome to Feedback Loop, a weekly roundup of the most interesting discussions happening within the Engadget community. There's so much technology to talk about and so little time to enjoy it, but you have a lot of great ideas and opinions that need ...

Nike updates Training Club app to help you keep those New Year's resolutions

Sat, 28/12/2013 - 12:22
You know what always comes after pigging out during the holidays: a New Year's resolution to get fit, this time (you swear!) for sure. Well, Nike's hoping to kickstart your quest to fitness by updating its Nike Training Club (N+TC) apps for Android ...

BlackBerry urges BB10 users to roll-back its glitchy Twitter app

Sat, 28/12/2013 - 07:35
After loads of BB10 user complaints, BlackBerry is pulling the latest Twitter update from its app market. Should you still need your 140-character fix however, the beleaguered smartphone maker has a solution: roll back to the application's previous ...

Microsoft connects Windows 8 for PCs, phones with new Solitaire, Minesweeper and Mahjong

Sat, 28/12/2013 - 01:36
As a late holiday gift, Microsoft is finally syncing up some of the popular software from its desktop and tablet Windows OS with the latest version of Windows for phones. We are, of course, referring to classic Windows games like Microsoft Solitaire ...

Hackers get encrypted PINs in Target data breach

Fri, 27/12/2013 - 23:51
Holiday shoppers have already been reeling from a breach of Target's database, and their situation isn't improving now that Christmas is over. The store chain has confirmed that the perpetrators took encrypted PIN codes, theoretically scoring access ...

Daily Roundup: Snapchat security exploit, judge okays NSA spying and more!

Fri, 27/12/2013 - 22:36
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all ...

UPS and FedEx buckle under holiday load, leaving retailers and families in the lurch

Fri, 27/12/2013 - 21:52
Didn't get your Christmas presents in time? You're far from alone. Seems that both FedEx and UPS greatly underestimated the number of packages that would be passing through their systems this holiday season. More consumers are doing their gift ...

Engadget Podcast 374 - 12.26.13

Fri, 27/12/2013 - 20:10
This week's podcast ditches the studio and delivers the mellifluous voices of Brian, Terrence and Billy without all that video nonsense, leaving much to the imagination. The news tidbits are real, however, and the discussion launches into tasty ...

Rdio shutters Vdio movie streaming service, offers Amazon gift cards as compensation

Fri, 27/12/2013 - 18:36
Rdio was a bit late to the game when it announced its movie streaming service, Vdio, earlier this year. The spinoff site was available in beta form in the US, the UK and Canada, offering blockbuster flick rentals for $6 and movie purchases for up to ...

Judge rejects ACLU challenge, says NSA telephone data collection is legal (update)

Fri, 27/12/2013 - 17:08
We don't expect this back and forth to flame out any time soon, of course, but a US District judge in Manhattan certainly issued a blow to an American Civil Liberties Union challenge of the National Security Agency's massive telephone data ...

Bitcoin exchanges shut down after threat from India's central bank

Fri, 27/12/2013 - 16:07
Bitcoin is quickly beginning to attract the attention of regulators in a number of countries. After a flat-out ban in Thailand and restrictions on banks in China, now several Indian Bitcoin exchanges have suspended operations following a warning from ...

Nokia Lumia 1320 lands in China first

Fri, 27/12/2013 - 14:23
Large-phone lovers on a budget, rejoice: Nokia's 6-inch, $339 Lumia 1320 smartphone is now available in China. That's a bit earlier than the January 2014 time-frame it first promised, and the Finnish company said it'll also roll out in Taiwan, Hong ...

Samsung's got another tablet in the works

Fri, 27/12/2013 - 13:40
One of the great things about the FCC is that the commission is obligated to reveal all of the newly minted and as-yet unannounced gadgets that pass through its hallowed halls. The latest to be shown is a Samsung tablet measuring in the 8-9-inch ...

Taiwan prosecutes HTC's ex-lead designer for fraud and leak

Fri, 27/12/2013 - 13:06
Earlier today, the Taipei District Prosecutor's Office concluded its investigation on the HTC saga that mainly involved ex-lead designer Thomas Chien (pictured above). The report indicts the ex-VP for leaking HTC's upcoming icon designs -- likely ...

Report: Snapchat exploits can steal your private info, expose you to spam

Fri, 27/12/2013 - 12:47
A group of security researchers has published a pair Snapchat security exploits, claiming the popular social startup has ignored requests to address them since August -- prior to any Facebook acquisition talk. The Gibson Security team is hoping ...

Vidzone brings free music-video streaming to PS4

Fri, 27/12/2013 - 11:24
The PlayStation 4 might not play CDs (yet) and an official YouTube app is still MIA, but that doesn't mean music and music videos are out of reach. Vidzone has finally taken its streaming app into the next generation, and, unlike Music Unlimited, ...

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