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Tesla Model S software update guards against faulty wiring

Fri, 27/12/2013 - 10:26
Amidst a recent spate of Model S fires, Tesla has upgraded the software on the EV to prevent unsafe charging, according to a tweet from Tesla S owner @ddenboer. If input power fluctuations are outside a safe range, the software will automatically ...

Nokia pulls Here Maps from the App Store, blames iOS 7

Fri, 27/12/2013 - 09:19
In the wake of Maps-gate, Nokia was one of several outfits that rushed to Apple's aid with a navigation app of its very own. A year later, however, and that same offering has been yanked from the App Store before it could send a note to its ...

Nintendo Network stutters under holiday traffic, Pokemon Bank and Transporter delayed

Fri, 27/12/2013 - 07:10
Unwrap a Wii U this holiday season? Apparently, you weren't the only one: the company's Nintendo Network seems to be stumbling over increased traffic. "Players are having trouble setting up Nintendo Network IDs and downloading content in the Nintendo ...

Official CyanogenMod ROM now available to every Oppo N1

Fri, 27/12/2013 - 05:45
If you've had your Oppo N1 since launch but would rather use anything besides its Android one-off ColorOS, the hardware manufacturer doesn't take it personally. In fact, you'll find a version of CyanogenMod that's tailor-made for the device if you ...

Internet Archive starts preserving classic game consoles on the web

Fri, 27/12/2013 - 04:03
Many gamers won't load a console emulator for much more than a brief nostalgia kick. The Internet Archive has loftier goals, however. It's expanding its Historical Software Collection to include the free-to-play Console Living Room beta, which ...

Netflix outage interrupts streaming in US, Canada and Latin America (update: fixed!)

Fri, 27/12/2013 - 03:28
As they do each year, the holidays have brought their usual assortment of family gatherings, overeating and service outages, including one tonight affecting Netflix. We're able to play videos on some of our devices but not others, and users are ...

This homemade '3D printer' spikes jello shots with infused designs (video)

Fri, 27/12/2013 - 01:02
Barista Bots, one of the most popular attractions at this year's South by Southwest festival in Austin, printed scanned logos, smileys and other shapes atop comped lattes. Thirsty attendees with 20 minutes to spare for the queue walked away with a ...

Carrier site helps Americans watch out for data-hungry mobile apps

Thu, 26/12/2013 - 23:36
American carriers warn you when you're using a lot of data, but they don't always tell you how to avoid that usage in the first place. Thankfully, they're taking a more proactive stance with the launch of their Know My App site. The CTIA-run page ...

Daily Roundup: Taiwan fines Apple, LG HomeChat, Siri photo-tagging patent and more!

Thu, 26/12/2013 - 22:31
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 ...

Add your new toys to your Engadget profile

Thu, 26/12/2013 - 21:32
Throw out all the wrapping paper, finish eating the leftover turkey and have the last of the eggnog, because Christmas has come and gone. It's time to take stock of all your fancy new loot. Yesterday, you told us what you received. Today, you should ...

NYPD's cruiser of the future knows if you're on the lam, can detect radiation

Thu, 26/12/2013 - 20:05
New York City's Police Department is one of the most well-financed in the world, and the prototype for its next-generation patrol car clearly reflects that. A rear-mounted infrared sensor scans, records and checks license plates against a database ...

Apple may let you tag iPhone photos using your voice

Thu, 26/12/2013 - 18:36
Tagging greatly simplifies photo searches, but it can be a cumbersome process -- just ask anyone who has typed in keywords for dozens of vacation shots. It may be more intuitive if Apple implements the voice tagging from a newly published patent ...

Mr. Postman launches smart mailbox Kickstarter campaign

Thu, 26/12/2013 - 17:03
All right, all right, Mr. Postman really missed the 2013 holiday season, launching its Kickstarter campaign on Christmas Day. But hey, hopefully this means that the Insert Coin: New Challengers semi-finalist will have all of the bugs worked out well ...

Samsung's latest developer kit lets you control appliances from your TV

Thu, 26/12/2013 - 15:29
Ever wish you could turn on the air conditioning without leaving the couch? Samsung's new Smart TV SDK 5.0 will give you the luxury of being that lazy. The programming kit gives the TV control over home appliances, including network-savvy lighting ...

Tegra Note 7 gets updated with Android 4.3 and camera enhancements

Thu, 26/12/2013 - 14:00
A few things were missing from NVIDIA's Tegra Note 7 when it launched a month and a half ago, but the company promised that users would get a timely update that filled in some of the holes. That refresh, which includes Android 4.3 and a handful of ...

Digitally simulated worm wriggles for the first time (video)

Thu, 26/12/2013 - 12:05
It's relatively easy to simulate life in an abstract sense, but it's tricky to do that cell by cell -- just ask the OpenWorm Project, which has spent months recreating a nematode in software. However, the team recently cleared an important milestone ...

TCL's $330 Idol X+ boasts 2GHz octa-core chip, Bluetooth activity tracker

Thu, 26/12/2013 - 10:09
While some of us are still recovering from holiday, the TCL folks in China -- whose products are better known under the Alcatel brand in many other countries -- have gone ahead and launched a new phone. As the name suggests, the Idol X+ is pretty ...

LG mum on smartwatch rumors, but confirms that a wearable device is coming

Thu, 26/12/2013 - 09:52
Amidst rumors of 2K displays and octa-core CPUs for the LG G3, the Korea Herald has just added another: The upcoming smartphone will come with a G-Arch smartwatch and G-Health fitness band. The journal's insider sources pegged the devices as ...

LG's HomeChat will let you command its latest smart appliances via SMS

Thu, 26/12/2013 - 07:40
LG really, really wants you to have a good chat with your washer/dryer and robotic vacuum cleaner. It just announced you'll soon be able to use the Line messaging app and a new service called HomeChat to give natural language commands to its 2014 ...

NASA shows off a squishy robot rover that could land on Titan (video)

Thu, 26/12/2013 - 04:41
NASA likes to pack light for extraterrestrial visits, so it has been developing a tensegrity rover -- a rod-based robot that uses cable tension to absorb blows and roll around, rather than a bulky chassis. Thanks to the agency's demo for IEEE ...

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