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SmartThings brings its home automation app to Windows Phone

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 08:29
Samsung promised an open platform when it purchased SmartThings, a startup that aims to make every household more intelligent with its products. So, despite the automation service already being present on iOS and Android, the most popular mobile...

Exploit lets remote attackers lock your Samsung phone

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 07:31
If you're using Samsung's Find My Mobile service to keep tabs on your Galaxy phone's whereabouts, you may want to stop using it for a while. Both NIST and security researcher Mohamed Baset are warning about an exploit that lets evildoers remotely...

Tim Cook talks Apple Watch, TVs and the power of the iPhone

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 06:01
Tim Cook started out his talk with Gerard Baker, Wall Street Journal's editor-in-chief, at the WSJD Live conference with a very obvious statement: "The phone is the majority of the company's revenue," and it will continue to be for the foreseeable...

High-tech hearing aids make autotune sound even worse

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 05:09
You'd think the more modern, high-tech hearing aids would be better at everything than their older counterparts, but that's apparently not the case. According to a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder, newer models are apparently no match...

YouTube CEO confirms music subscription service is coming soon

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 04:47
There have been plenty of rumors about YouTube starting up a music subscription service, including a confirmation from the Google-owned group in June that it was coming later in the summer (which has obviously come and gone). Tonight we heard another...

Walmart starts selling used games on November 3rd

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 04:01
Remember when Walmart announced it was going to start taking video-game trade-ins? Well, now the retail giant's ready to sell them back to you. Starting November 3rd, some 1,700 of Walmart's stores will begin selling pre-owned games. And to take...

Tim Cook explains why the iPod Classic had to die

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 03:52
It was the best question pitched to Apple CEO at WSJD's Live conference: Why was the iPod discontinued? Apparently it's a very simple reason: "We couldn't get the parts any more," explained Tim Cook. "They don't make them any more." While the iPod...

In 72 hours, Apple Pay is already the wireless payment leader in the US

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 03:30
Paying with your phone still feels fancy, and at WSJD Live today, Apple CEO Tim Cook explained that the company has already registered 1 million customers. Compared to say, iPhone sales, it might not seem all that impressive, but Cook added that Visa...

T-Mobile keeps outgrowing its rivals with 2.3 million new customers

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 02:14
T-Mobile has apparently decided that UnCarriers release their fiscal results at night, well after investors have gone home -- and to no one's surprise, there's plenty of good news that couldn't wait until the morning. The Magenta network is reporting...

'Windows 93' is like your childhood computer on acid

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 01:43
Flat design. Pfffft. You know what's really cool? ASCII renditions of Star Wars: A New Hope in what appears to be its entirety. This bonafide internet gem (and who even knows how many others) are hidden in Windows 93, a web app spotted by The Verge...

OK Go's new music video has robotic seats, drones and life-sized pixel art

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 00:59
Say what you will about OK Go's music, but the band has a knack for attention-getting uses of technology in its videos -- and its latest project only drives that point home. The new "I Won't Let You Down" promo has band members performing dance...

Engadget Daily: Amazon's Fire TV Stick, Fibit's new fitness trackers and more!

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 00:28
In case you were confused, Nintendo did re-release its original GameCube controller. Why? Three words: Super Smash Bros. But that's not all we have for you this fine evening -- read on for our news highlights from the last 24 hours, including...

Alienware's got a massive $300 dock for your new graphics card

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 00:00
We know what you're thinking: What the hell is a "graphics amplifier"? (Some of you smartasses are probably also wondering if it goes to eleven.) In fact, it is what it sounds like: The Amplifier, a new accessory from Alienware, is a big ol' shell...

Alienware puts its new gaming desktop and 13-inch laptop up for sale

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 00:00
If you liked the looks of Alienware's new thin-and-light 13-inch laptop or its bigass, futuristic-looking Area-51 desktop, then listen up: Both are on sale beginning tomorrow, with shipments starting in November, and we finally know the full specs....

You can finally play the best-ever Star Wars games on a modern PC (updated)

Mon, 27/10/2014 - 23:35
Forget that upcoming Battlefront game for now -- the Star Wars titles that hardcore fans have really been looking for are finally here. Good Old Games has announced official re-releases of X-Wing and TIE Fighter that let you play these legendary...

What's on your HDTV: NBA, US F1 GP, 'Annedroids', 'Sunset Overdrive'

Mon, 27/10/2014 - 22:57
The NBA season is ready to begin, and while we'll have to do without the likes of Paul George, Kevin Durant, Joel Embiid and Bradley Beal (for varying lengths of time), we are excited to see the return of Derrick Rose and LeBron James (to Cleveland)....

Nextbit is bringing iOS-like app continuity and 'limitless' storage to Android

Mon, 27/10/2014 - 22:15
You may just about recall that Nextbit, a startup formed by ex-Googlers, has been collaborating with Cyanogen on a "really cool" secret project. As it turns out, this is all about the continuity experience across Android devices -- very timely given...

The hardware of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (hands-on)

Mon, 27/10/2014 - 21:30
When Nintendo announced the re-release of years old game controllers from the Nintendo GameCube home console, it was more than a little surprising. What's Nintendo doing re-releasing gamepads from 2001 for its still new-ish game console? And more...

Twitter's doing well now, but its growth days might be numbered

Mon, 27/10/2014 - 21:02
By all accounts, Twitter's doing what it's supposed to: coaxing more people into using its high-speed social snark service... just maybe not as fast as some would like. According to Twitter's third quarter financials -- in which the company met or...

Tell us how you really feel about the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4

Mon, 27/10/2014 - 20:13
It's been almost a year since the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 were released in North America, with sales reaching over 15 million units combined worldwide. While we reviewed both consoles, giving the Xbox One an Engadget score of 81 and the PS4 a...

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