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New Moleskine sketchbooks beam your scribbles to Adobe's Creative Cloud

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 21:29
As part of its big mobile push, Adobe opened up its SDK to allow third-party apps to tap into Creative Cloud, and Moleskine's latest effort takes full advantage. Similar to its collaborative offering with Evernote, the Moleskine Smart Notebook uses...

Twitter lets you share public tweets in your direct messages

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 20:57
Well, that was fast. Twitter casually mentioned at its Analyst Day festivities last week that it'd soon give users the ability to share public Tweets in private conversations, and now a new update to its apps and web clients means you can do just...

Humble Bundle teams with Joystiq on curated charity game sale

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 20:45
The Joystiq staff tried to package and send out boxes love to everyone on the internet, but shipping costs were crazy, so we helped prepare this Humble Weekly Bundle instead! The Humble Weekly Bundle Joystiq edition includes Beat Hazard Ultra (plus...

Google Cardboard app immerses you in a Paul McCartney concert

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 20:24
Google took the VR world by surprise when it introduced its $20 DIY headset, Cardboard. Still, to this day, there's only so much anyone can do with it. Thankfully, there are third-party developers like Jaunt, which recently created a virtual reality...

Google's Contributor lets you crowdfund sites instead of seeing their ads

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 19:53
Banners, takeovers, pop-unders, interstitials -- there's no understating how important/valuable they are financially, but ads are still basically the bane of the modern internet. That's why it's a little heartening to see Google, a company that made...

JFK Airport has a drone problem

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 19:27
If you're wondering why the FAA is taking its time approving drones for commercial use, here's a good example. Two separate flights reported near-misses with a drone at John F. Kennedy airport, with one of the pilots saying it came within "several...

Flickr lets you turn other people's photos into wall art for your home

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 19:00
Remember that Wall Art service Flickr launched in October that gave you a way to buy big prints of your own snapshots (or, you know, selfies)? Well, now you can also buy wall-size versions of other people's photographs, though, that doesn't mean you...

FTC shutters bogus tech support firms that scammed $120 million from victims

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 18:40
You've heard it happen one time or another: a senior who's not very tech-savvy clicked a dubious link online and paid a shady internet company a hefty sum to remove a virus that was never there. It's one of the oldest tricks in the book, and...

Craft the latte foam kitty of your dreams with this insane 'gun'

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 18:18
If you love lattes but wish the foam could somehow be more adorable, good news! You'll soon be able to sculpt the most cloyingly cute animals you want using the Awa Taccino, a gun that fires measured dollops of foamed low-fat or soy milk. You just...

Square's cash register app now handles your purchases worldwide

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 17:50
Square's Register app has done a lot to drag stores' payment systems into the modern era, but only in the US -- venture elsewhere and you've usually had to pay at a conventional (and often very limited) terminal. That might not hold true for much...

Trippy Kinect-powered art disintegrates a man

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 17:28
Though many folks are meh on Microsoft's Kinect 2 for gaming, in the hands of a 3D animator it can do wondrous things. Case in point is the Momentum art project from a group called Schnellebuntebilder. Using custom software, they captured a live...

Dropbox Carousel comes to iPad and web today, Android tablets soon

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 17:05
Ever since the first cloud storage services hit the web, they've been a prime destination for thousands upon thousands of uploaded photos. Unfortunately, many of those services don't have polished user interfaces that allow for easy viewing and...

YouTube Music Awards return in March 2015 sans stage show

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 16:48
Just about this time last year, the folks at YouTube took over Pier 36 in Manhattan to put on an hour-and-a-half-long awards show to celebrate the musicians that blew up the internet in 2013. It was... alright at best (unless you really like watching...

Britain's first 'poo bus' hits the streets

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 16:23
Thanks to a range of new technologies, Britain's buses are steadily swapping traditional fuel for greener alternatives. Over in Bristol, however, Wessex Water believes more can be done with the brown stuff. That's why it's today put the UK's first...

Basis Peak to get its smartwatch-like features in December

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 16:00
In our recent review of the Basis Peak, we pointed out its potential to be a pretty good smartwatch, just as it is a fitness tracker. And, thanks to a firmware update set to arrive next month, Basis, which is now owned by Intel, will be making its...

Engadget giveaway: win a SnapRays Guidelight set courtesy of Snap Power!

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 15:55
Whether you're looking to deter monsters lurking in the shadows or just trying to save your toes from another late night thrashing, a little light goes a long way. If you don't want to blow your nightlight budget on outlet filling beacons, you may...

Revamped Turing test expects computers to show imagination

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 15:34
In June, the developers of a Russian chatbot posing as a 13-year-old boy from Ukraine claimed it has passed the Turing test. While a lot of people doubt the result's validity because the testers used a sketchy methodology and the event was organized...

'The Imitation Game' puts the spotlight on Alan Turing and his groundbreaking machine

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 15:00
It is the height of the Second World War. A group of codebreakers stands in a dimly lit warehouse 50 miles northwest of London, a giant machine composed of spinning drums and wires looms in front of them. It's taken years of work -- as well as a few...

Ricoh's new Theta camera delivers (relatively) simple 360-degree video

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 14:30
Ricoh's original Theta camera did a curious thing: it took instant 360-degree stills, courtesy of two hemispherical lens positioned either side of stick camera. We weren't completely sold on the initial model, which was also hampered by a $399 price...

AT&T refreshes its GoPhone lineup with $45 option and unlimited data

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 13:52
AT&T is expanding its GoPhone prepaid choices by adding a $45 tier for those who think the $60 plan's offerings are too much, and the $40's not enough. The company originally launched this option back in April, though you could only get it at...

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