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Synthesizer transforms weather into live streamed ambient tunes

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 20:13
What if you could use a locale's current weather conditions to make ambient music? Well, that's precisely what New Orleans-based artist Quintron did. The Weather Warlock is an analog synthesizer that gets its input signals from variations outside,...

Google is tackling cancer diagnosis next, with magnetic nanoparticles

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 19:41
Google X is always looking for the next moonshot. The semi-secretive lab where the company has tested everything from self-driving cars, to internet broadcasting balloons has had a real fixation on health and longevity recently. The latest project...

The VR documentary made for the Oculus Rift is here

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 19:03
Want a surreal experience? Try watching a documentary about virtual reality on the device it's meant to cover. As promised, Condition One has released Zero Point, an investigation of the virtues and vices of VR that you can only watch on an Oculus...

Taco Bell's new app makes it easy for you to order on the go

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 18:29
Earlier today, Taco Bell's site and social networks went completely dark, making some curios people wonder what the fast food chain had up its sleeve. This time, however, it wasn't a Doritos-infused taco or a fresh breakfast menu of sorts. Instead,...

Hugo Barra discusses Xiaomi's popularity, its Apple rivalry and the future

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 18:01
Hugo Barra, former Googler and current VP of International for Xiaomi, went on stage at the WSJD Live conference in Laguna Beach, California to not only explain the company's popularity, but also to combat accusations of design theft from Apple's...

FTC sues AT&T over 'deceptive' mobile data throttling (update: response)

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 17:37
If you felt that AT&T pulled a fast one by promising you unlimited mobile data only to throttle your service later on, you're not alone. The Federal Trade Commission has just sued the carrier for misleading grandfathered customers about the changes;...

Amped Wireless gets into the touchscreen wireless hardware game

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 17:00
Amped Wireless, as you know, is the plucky outfit that builds WiFi routers designed to cover huge spaces with internet. This time out, however, the company has decided to develop a range extender that, like a few others in its class, comes with a...

Google Fit for Android is ready to compile all of your fitness stats

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 16:58
We first heard about Mountain View's activity-tracking plans back at I/O, and now the Android faithful and get their hands on the goods. The Google Fit app, the company's answer to Apple Health, is now available for download, compiling all of those...

Microsoft will borrow Mac-like trackpad gestures for Windows 10

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 16:39
Those of us who try to bring the handy two- and three-finger trackpad gestures from a MacBook over to a PC laptop are usually treated to digitus interruptus. But during TechEd, Microsoft's Joe Belfiore said that Windows 10 will have new three finger...

SnapDonate makes giving to charity as simple as taking a photo on your phone

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 16:15
Everyone likes the warm, fuzzy feeling that comes with donating some of your hard-earned to charity, but sometimes you simply don't have any change to pop in the bucket. Many of us also have chugger-dodging down to an art form, but now there's a...

Verizon's Droid Turbo is a much-improved Moto X (hands-on)

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 16:07
Verizon's Droid Turbo is a curious little beast: it's a distinct improvement over Motorola's one-time flagship Moto X, but it lacks the sort of geek credentials that have gotten people drooling over the newly announced Nexus 6. That said, we were a...

Sony's PlayStation 4 2.0 update is here, go download it

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 16:01
Own a PlayStation 4? Today's your day: the console's big 2.0 update is finally live. Sony's been teasing the update for weeks, lauding the console's new ability to play music from a USB drive, the availability of system menu themes and promising new...

Google details the ways Android Lollipop protects your phone's data

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 16:00
Android 5.0 Lollipop isn't just about a shiny new interface or whiz-bang features; there are some new ways to safeguard your phone's data, too. To underscore that point, Google has detailed Lollipop's toughened-up security features. Some of them you...

This is Verizon's Droid Turbo: 5.2-inch Quad HD display, up to 48 hours of battery life

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 15:32
What's black and Kevlar and screams "turbo"? Okay, yes, a modded BMW M3. But also Verizon's latest smartphone, the Droid Turbo by Motorola. Regular Engadget readers assuredly know a lot about this phone already: it's got a 5.2-inch Quad HD AMOLED...

Razer has a $200 soundbar and subwoofer combo called 'Leviathan'

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 15:00
Let's face it: not everyone wants to go through the hassle of setting up a surround sound system piece by piece. As for other alternatives, even the best headphones are only viable for the person wearing them. In an effort to hit a sweet spot between...

Engadget giveaway: win an Xbox One Sunset Overdrive Bundle courtesy of Microsoft!

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 15:00
If you've been waiting for a game that's equal parts X Games and Tromaville, then you probably know that Sunset Overdrive (exclusively for Xbox One) is rolling out today. If you haven't already dropped some cash on the pre-order, though, you may want...

Tidal brings pristine streaming music to nearly every device you own

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 14:29
You can already check out Deezer Elite if you want high-quality streaming music, but it's only available on Sonos devices. That's not very useful when you're away from home, is it? Thankfully, Aspiro has stepped in to fill that void with a far more...

Algoriddim's Djay 2 app heads to Android with Spotify integration

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 14:00
Algoriddim's Djay app has come a long way since its Mac-only beginnings in 2006, but after years of Apple exclusivity, Android users are finally welcome to join the party. Djay 2, the current version of the award-winning mobile mixing platform, has...

Watch the trippiest virtual trip through the Large Hadron Collider

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 13:31
We'll bet you didn't wake up this morning wanting to experience what a particle goes through as it zooms along the massive tunnels of the Large Hadron Collider. Oh, wait -- you did? Well, game development studio Funktronic Labs is waaay ahead of...

Tesco Hudl2 review: The UK's best value tablet

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 13:00
A supermarket turned tablet maker doesn't sound like the wisest of career progressions. Tesco's not your average supermarket, though. When you consider the Tesco machine also operates video- and music-streaming services, an e-book store and an online...

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