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Google forced to 'forget' history of Merrill Lynch CEO's incompetence (update)

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 15:05
Welcome to the happy Google search page. Where links to historical articles can be deleted at the request of cowards people with fragile reputations. Where the former boss of Merrill Lynch, Stan O'Neal, is a fresh, dynamic and highly employable...

HTC said the new One would help swing a profit, and it did

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 14:13
Though HTC lost money last quarter, it had just launched its One M8 flagship to great reviews, and promised the new handset would put a halt to the red ink. The (unaudited) numbers are now in and back up that boast. The company scored a NT$2.8...

Flying the uncertain skies with the latest Phantom drone

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 14:00
"Does it shoot?" That's the first question an enthusiastic kid asks as I test-fly the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ in a London park. When the child's father finally catches up, his first question is: "How much is one of those?" In my incredibly short career...

Tune in to our liveblog of the Google I/O keynote tomorrow!

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 17:00
Google's developer conference is but an annual affair, and it's kicking off in 24 hours with its traditional keynote. We'll be liveblogging it as it happens, and if it's anything like past years, expect it to be incredibly long (last year's went on...

Prototype NASA rover can ride on the underside of frozen lakes

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 16:34
We've built rovers to deal with arid planets like Mars, but what about trips to Titan's hydrocarbon puddles and Europa's ice lakes? NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is working on a robot that'll dive into the frozen water, riding along the underside...

Europe's next roaming charge cut comes into force on July 1st

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 16:13
From July, anyone travelling in any of the EU member countries with their smartphone will enjoy a few less numbers on their bill. As part of new roaming caps coming into effect next week, the European Commission has cut the price of data downloads by...

What's on tap for Google at I/O 2014

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 16:00
Don't let its DevCon facade fool you: Google I/O has plenty of interesting stuff for everyone. Most of the company's big announcements come during the day one keynote, which we'll be liveblogging tomorrow morning. This year's theme is "Design,...

Engadget took over Austin for a night and here's what happened

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 15:38
Bombs were dropped on our Editor-in-Chief while he innocently drove away in a Jeep. Engadget readers enjoyed alcohol in both vaporized and brewed form. A totally retro retailer crashed the party with its unique helmets. Those are just some of our...

Anti-poaching campaign needs $100,000 to turn old smartphones into mantraps

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 15:12
See the solar petal in the image above? That's the housing for a recycled Android smartphone that raises the alarm if it detects heavy movement in the nearby area. It's part of a network of old phones that Rainforest Connection uses to prevent...

Deezer joins the small list of music streaming apps that support Chromecast

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 14:45
Google's Chromecast dongle is, first and foremost, a cheap piece of hardware for flinging video from various devices to the biggest screen in your home. It makes sense, then, that you should also be able to stream music to your TV just as easily --...

Xplore's latest Windows tablet promises rugged design without the bulk

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 14:00
Xplore Technologies makes tablets that are so rugged, just picking one up will cause your palms to go all hairy. Up until now, it's made chunky Windows tablets like the XC6, and slender, less powerful slates that are capable of running Android. The...

Samsung Galaxy Tab S review: slim design, long battery life, stunning screen

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 14:00
It'd be silly of me to talk about tablets in the past tense -- we still write stories about them daily and clearly, we review them, too. But of the ones we've seen lately, most have been low-end; mid-range at best. The market for high-end slates,...

CNN wants to prove that drones are safe for news reporting

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 13:21
Stunning video footage like that from a recent tornado in Arkansas (see below) shows the potential for drones to radically change journalism. However, it's illegal to operate them in the US, especially near a disaster or accident scene -- which has...

Soundhawk's smart earpiece tunes out noise to augment your hearing

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 13:20
We've all been there. You're standing around, trying to have a conversation -- meaningful or otherwise -- but that wretched, raucous noise means all you can do is cock your head and mouth "I can't hear you!" to your friend. San Francisco-based...

Hoptroff smartwatch uses analog dials to deliver real-time sports results

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 12:40
There's a World Cup on, so what better time to talk about an analog smartwatch designed specifically for soccer football fans? Hoptroff, which normally makes timepieces for mad billionaires and stockbrokers, has announced that its next watch, the...

Moto G with LTE and expandable storage is now available for £160

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 11:30
The Moto G is a fantastic smartphone for the price, but Motorola knew it could make the handset even better with just a few small tweaks. Thus, the Moto G with LTE and expandable storage (thanks to a microSD slot) was born, and today it's become...

University library starts 'drone loan' program for students

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 11:17
There's good news if you're a broke University of South Florida student who'd like to take an $1,195 DJI Phantom 2 Vision UAV for a spin: you can now sign one out from the library. Before you start preparing some kind of water balloon-dropping...

Nintendo wants a future where consoles and handhelds run the same games

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 10:23
Nintendo's financial struggles are well noted, but a new interview with the gaming giant's Shigeru Miyamoto reveals that its experiencing some creative hardships too. For example, the differences in architecture between the Wii U and the 3DS handheld...

Nestle's working on a kitchen appliance that creates custom vitamin cocktails

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 09:16
If Nestlé's new "Iron Man" project ends up a success, your morning routine could go like this: 1.) Take a shower. 2.) Eat breakfast. 3.) Brew your very own vitamin supplements. According to Bloomberg, the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences is...

Nokia's fourth Android phone does dual-SIM for just €99

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 08:07
After the Nokia X, X+ and XL, the Microsoft Devices team is back with its fourth Android-based budget smartphone dubbed the X2 Dual SIM, and the best part about it its €99 (about $135) off-contract price. That's very attractive given the range's...

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