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Put a box to good use with ShoeboxCNC

Thu, 26/12/2013 - 01:05
Oh, the lowly box. It spends most of the year being broken down, stashed away and pulped, but one day a year, it gets its moment to shine (at least in the UK and various Commonwealth Nations). Consider the ShoeboxCNC a continued celebration of the ...

Evernote for BlackBerry 10 updated with sharing, offline notebooks and more

Wed, 25/12/2013 - 21:39
Yearning for more from BlackBerry 10's Evernote experience? You got it. The service just updated its native BB10 app with improved performance, more security and a small collection of overdue features. Namely, Evernote has given users the ability to ...

Grippity returns as a transparent Android tablet with two-sided touch (video)

Wed, 25/12/2013 - 18:28
When we last saw Grippity, it wasn't much more than a pretty media center keyboard. Well, it just grew up -- its creators have revived the concept as a full-fledged, crowdfunded Android tablet. The new design still centers on a transparent, ...

So, what did you get?

Wed, 25/12/2013 - 17:00
Everything unwrapped? Everything you ever wanted? We'll admit, our own present pile has a certain tech trend, but how did you fare? Did you manage to snag one of those next-generation consoles? Perhaps you've landed your first ever tablet. Happy? ...

Taiwanese FTC fines Apple for interfering in iPhone handset and contract pricing

Wed, 25/12/2013 - 13:40
Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission has ruled that Apple's been naughty rather than nice this holiday week, fining it for 20 million Taiwan dollars (around $670,000) after it specified pricing to iPhone carriers. Once Apple sells distribution rights to an ...

Engadget Eurocast 049 Christmas Edition - 12.25.13

Wed, 25/12/2013 - 12:56
The Engadget Eurocast team is obviously delirious on eggnog, as they've chosen to spend a good portion of their Christmas day together nestled in Snuggies and sitting around a warm fire to bring you this special holiday podcast. Your host Daniel ...

Nikkei: Sony and Panasonic will end OLED TV partnership to focus on 4K

Wed, 25/12/2013 - 09:58
A partnership formed last year that was supposed to take advantage of Panasonic's printing tech production capabilities and Sony's OLED tech smarts has ended, according to a report from the Nikkei. The pair were reportedly unable to create panels ...

Gionee Elife E7 mini launched with Oppo-like swivel camera, octa-core CPU

Wed, 25/12/2013 - 09:15
Chinese phone maker Gionee has just released the Elife E7 mini version of its mega-spec'd 5.5-inch, 1080p Elife E7 phone, but it resembles its larger sibling in name only. First off, the 13-megapizel camera and flash are on a swivel at the top, Oppo ...

Google seeks judgment protecting Android from 'Rockstar' group's patent lawsuits

Wed, 25/12/2013 - 06:22
Google isn't about to remain idle while the Apple- and Microsoft-led "Rockstar" patent group sues numerous Android partners. The search giant has quietly filed a declaratory judgment complaint asking a San Jose court to rule that the company (and ...

MTV app arrives on Android, brings full TV episodes along -- if you have cable

Wed, 25/12/2013 - 03:30
Android users don't have to look blankly at their iPad- and Xbox-using friends whenever they talk about Catfish anymore, now that the MTV app has arrived on Google Play. It offers on-demand streaming of recent episodes from select series, but only ...

Cydia update courts iOS 7 jailbreakers with a new interface (video)

Tue, 24/12/2013 - 23:04
The availability of an iOS 7 jailbreak may have caught the Cydia team off-guard, but not for long. Jay Freeman and fellow developers have just updated their unofficial app platform to match Apple's minimalist look. It's more than just a cosmetic ...

SoftBank reportedly closing in on purchase of T-Mobile

Tue, 24/12/2013 - 23:03
Watch out, AT&T and Verizon: Japanese telecom SoftBank could soon a close deal to buy T-Mobile, according to the Nikkei news service. SoftBank apparently hopes to acquire a majority of T-Mobile's shares via its own US subsidiary, Sprint, as soon as ...

Is Sony working on a new wearable companion for 2014?

Tue, 24/12/2013 - 19:10
Sony's second-generation SmartWatch may not have impressed the critics, but those lukewarm feelings haven't deterred the company from making another wearable. The FCC has revealed that Sony is testing a "BT Wrist Notifier" with the model number ...

You have a week left to enter our holiday giveaway with prizes from Sony!

Tue, 24/12/2013 - 18:00
End-of-the-year festivities are just around the corner, so here's hoping your holiday shopping is squared away. If not, our guides are here for some last-minute reference, and in any case you owe it to yourself to enter the giveaways. Sony's supplied ...

Switched On: The desktop dashboard, take two

Tue, 24/12/2013 - 17:00
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. The last Switched On discussed the contrast between the $100 laptop concept of 2006 and the $100 tablet reality of 2013. In that case, an idea that didn't bear fruit ...

YotaPhone update lets you read more e-books and documents on its energy-saving E Ink display

Tue, 24/12/2013 - 14:14
Much as we admired the potential of the YotaPhone in our recent review, we just couldn't overlook its lack of support for popular e-reading platforms like Amazon Kindle and Google Books. That problem hasn't been solved just yet, but things are ...

US Energy Department outlines efficiency standards for set-top boxes, Verizon already on board

Tue, 24/12/2013 - 09:56
The US government, the CEA (you know, the group that runs CES) and pay-TV providers want to save consumers $1 billion annually with a new voluntary standard for set-top box (STB) energy-efficiency. By curtailing phantom power usage and implementing a ...

'Web' beta promises a modernized browser for the Raspberry Pi

Tue, 24/12/2013 - 07:58
The Raspberry Pi single-board computer may have started as a simple educational tool, but over the past year users have revealed it's capable of much more. From drones to smart TV hacks to supercomputers, the $35 PC can be manipulated for almost any ...

Keyboards and mice connect to and control next-gen game consoles with XIM4 adapter (video)

Tue, 24/12/2013 - 06:39
Perhaps you're a long-time PC gamer, but the massive marketing campaigns waged by Microsoft and Sony have had the desired effect, and you've taken the next-gen plunge. But in doing so, must you exchange your mad mouse and keyboard skills for the ...

Leak hints at Nokia-made Windows Phone with dual SIMs

Tue, 24/12/2013 - 05:50
Rumors surfaced just days ago of Nokia-built Windows Phone 8.1 devices for the developing world, and you may already be looking at one of them today... or rather, its home screen. Frequent tipster @evleaks has posted what's reportedly a screenshot ...

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