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GameStop explains how it made $724 million selling digital games and add-ons

Tue, 15/07/2014 - 14:34
It turns out that when a GameStop exec opens their mouth, it doesn't have to be controversial after all. Case in point: company president Tony Bartel recently broke down exactly how the brick-and-mortar retailer makes money selling digital goods in...

GameStop explains how it made $724 million selling digital games and add-ons

Tue, 15/07/2014 - 14:34
It turns out that when a GameStop exec opens their mouth, it doesn't have to be controversial after all. Case in point: company president Tony Bartel recently broke down exactly how the brick-and-mortar retailer makes money selling digital goods in...

Blocks' modular smartwatch concept is ambitious to a fault

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 22:00
As one of the Blocks smartwatch team reminded us today, modularity has played an integral role in modern computing. A desktop PC is only a collection of components, after all, which can swapped out and upgraded based on what you need from that...

Uber won't gouge you as much during disasters

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 21:11
Folks who have nabbed a ride from Uber during major snowstorms in New York City know all too well about the car service's price gouging during those events. Now, the outfit is capping rates during disasters and "relevant states of emergency" in the...

Amazon appeals directly to authors in ongoing e-book dispute

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 20:38
Despite sounding like a rogue militant organization from G.I. Joe, Hatchette is actually a book publishing group. Tame as that may sound, Hatchette is currently engaged in a high-stakes game of Chicken with a juggernaut in the book sales world:...

Dubai's beating the heat with Mall of the World, a massive climate-controlled city

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 20:03
Dubai is hot. Summer temperatures can easily exceed 110 degrees Fahrenheit, and desert conditions can mean weeks without relief. The city is already home to a slew of all-weather venues, such as Ski Dubai, the Middle East's first indoor ski resort,...

Facebook and many other tech players looking to high school for interns

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 19:23
Internships aren't just for college students and bad movie premises anymore. Top tech companies like Facebook and LinkedIn are seeking interns at a younger age than ever, with the idea of converting high school-age talent into staff. Before you get...

Microwaves of the future count calories so you don't have to

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 18:47
If you're into the whole quantified-self movement, or you just fancy watching what you eat, GE is working on new microwave tech that could make manual calorie counting obsolete. The company's R&D department developed a prototype that directly...

Yahoo researchers teach GPS to take the scenic route

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 18:16
Often the shortest route between two places involves some grey, eight-lane expanse of Interstate that's about as thrilling to drive as it was to pave. Resourceful road-trippers have learned to make use of the avoid highways feature, but that's always...

Google lawsuit highlights the danger of not managing your online presence

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 17:42
Hey small-business owner, you're pretty savvy. I know you're pretty savvy because you're reading this website on the internet, like the savvy small-business owner above. But some of your colleagues aren't quite as connected as you are. And sometimes...

See what makes Android Wear tick in these teardowns

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 17:08
You'll be able to nab your own Android Wear watch any day now (or today, if you're lucky), but isn't it about time you saw what really makes them tick? Well, the iFixit community has gone and done what it does best: it's dissected Samsung and LG's...

Hicon Social Bangle is a wearable fashion bungle

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 16:36
If you waste too much time checking notifications on your phone, don't sweat it -- yet another wearable promises to help you save those countless minutes throughout the day. But if you're already leery of wrist-worn devices, the Hicon Social Bangle,...

Engadget giveaway: win a OnePlus One and custom skins courtesy of dbrand!

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 16:00
We had a chance to test the OnePlus One a couple of months ago and it was one sweet piece of tech. The only downside, really, has been the incredibly limited supply. That's what makes this week's giveaway a bit of a standout. The folks at dbrand...

ZTE clones the LG G3's specs for a lot less money

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 15:28
Aside from a couple of intriguing revelations earlier in the year -- including a phone with a rumored 4GB of RAM, and another with a 13MP selfie camera -- things have recently been pretty quiet on the ZTE front. Today's freshly announced Nubia Z7...

New Zealand ISP admits its free VPN exists just so people can watch Netflix

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 14:43
One of the most frustrating parts of trying to go legit with your movie watching is being restricted by Hollywood's windows and geofences that limit what's available to watch in your area. Of course, a network of third parties provide tools to help...

Microsoft offering $75 credit if gamers upgrade to an Xbox One

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 14:01
If you've pondered buying an Xbox One, but have felt a sense of loyalty to your Xbox 360, Microsoft is very keen to help you make the switch. As spotted by user BeforeU on NeoGAF, the company is running a new promotion that gifts its "very best...

Sony's first 'curved sensor' photo may herald better images, cheaper lenses

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 13:13
We've seen plenty of curved screens, but Sony has just revealed the first picture taken with a curved image sensor that may one day bring cheaper, smaller lenses and higher photo quality. Regular, flat camera sensors have a rather large problem...

Music Vault brings 12,000 classic concert clips to YouTube

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 13:00
Even if you weren't born yet on July 7th, 1970, you can now catch The Who's classic Tanglewood concert thanks to Music Vault. It's just unveiled an avalanche of classic concert videos, 12,000 in all, on its YouTube video channel. Those include...

Key fob phone alerts friends that you need help with the press of a button

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 12:15
You know how establishments have hidden emergency buttons to call the police? There's a new device called the ECHO Urgent Messenger that's something like that, except it's a tiny one-button emergency phone that you can attach to a keychain, so you...

Xbox One July update brings Achievement tweaks and improved voice control

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 11:11
After almost a month of testing, the July update for Xbox One is here. Committed to a rapid pace of improvements, Microsoft has delivered a number of new features, including a new Snap mode for Achievements, improved voice functionality and the...

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