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Inhabitat's Week in Green: magnetic hoverboard, cardboard robots and a Toyota Prius camper

Sun, 23/11/2014 - 15:00
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. The Los Angeles Auto Show kicked off last week, and Inhabitat was on the scene to bring you a first look...

castAR team ships out first pair of AR glasses, more to follow soon

Sun, 23/11/2014 - 11:56
The castAR team has just shipped its first pair of augmented reality glasses, a year after it raised $1 million on Kickstarter. This headset, developed by a group headed by ex-Valve engineers Jeri Ellsworth and Rick Johnson, features active shutter...

3D printing technique will put electronics into just about everything

Sun, 23/11/2014 - 08:14
You can use 3D printing to make a handful of electronics, such as antennas and batteries, but LEDs and semiconductors have been elusive; you usually need some other manufacturing technique to make them work, which limits what they can do and where...

Alienware's Alpha game console is ready to invade your living room

Sun, 23/11/2014 - 04:58
Eager to get a truly TV-oriented gaming PC without waiting until the official Steam Machine launch in 2015? Alienware is more than happy to oblige: at long last, it's shipping the Alpha console. You can now shell out $549 or more to get a living...

Why celebrities are suing video game studios, the Fire HD 6 and other stories you might've missed

Sun, 23/11/2014 - 03:02
So, why are certain celebrities suing video game companies? Well, it has a little somethin' to do with right of publicity law. This week, we broke down Lindsey Lohan's battle with Rockstar games, reviewed the Fire HD 6, toured the world's most...

SpaceX's reusable rockets get help from 'X-wing' fins and drone ships

Sun, 23/11/2014 - 00:45
SpaceX's reusable rockets already have a few tricks up their metal sleeves, but it looks like they're getting at least a couple more. Elon Musk has revealed that his company is testing new technologies that will assist future Falcon 9 launches,...

3D Robotics' new drone can follow you around, carry a mirrorless camera

Sat, 22/11/2014 - 22:21
3D Robotics is not about to let DJI hog all the press with its wild Inspire 1 Drone, so it just revealed its own semi-pro model: the X8+. The 8-prop UAV is designed to carry GoPro or lightweight mirrorless cameras, while offering a fully automated...

Samsung asks the US government to block NVIDIA's chips

Sat, 22/11/2014 - 20:01
The patent war between NVIDIA and Samsung isn't going to wind down any time soon. Samsung has backed up its countering lawsuit against NVIDIA with a US International Trade Commission complaint asking the agency to block imports of NVIDIA's GeForce...

One year in, here's what our readers think of the Xbox One

Sat, 22/11/2014 - 18:00
Since the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One launched in North America last year, our readers have had plenty of time to get to know both systems. Last week, we took a look at what you had to say about the PlayStation 4 one year in. Now, we're shining a...

Philae comet lander is sleeping, but not quiet

Sat, 22/11/2014 - 15:46
Philae's fate remains unknown as it snoozes underneath a cliff on comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. But in the last few days, its ground crew has released a handful of updates that give us a better idea of what it's gone through since it left Rosetta for...

Recommended Reading: Silicon Valley's role in government surveillance

Sat, 22/11/2014 - 14:30
Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read. @War: The Rise of the...

Here's a machine that turns water into synthetic gasoline

Sat, 22/11/2014 - 11:55
Even with the amount of electric vehicles we've seen lately, it's likely going to be a long time until they completely replace traditional combustion engines on the road. So how are we going to get away from pricey fossil fuels until then? Well,...

Chromecast works better with Chromebooks, looks better with NASA

Sat, 22/11/2014 - 08:33
After a few months of testing, the feature that allows Chrome OS users to stream videos from Google Drive storage -- like the free 1TB allotted to new owners -- to a Chromecast is now available to (almost) everyone. An update on the stable channel...

You can finally watch Microsoft's 'E.T.' documentary on Xbox

Sat, 22/11/2014 - 04:02
What a long, strange trip it's been. Microsoft's effort to document the excavation of all those fabled E.T. The Extraterrestrial game cartridges from a New Mexico landfill -- and Atari's downfall -- is finally watchable on Xbox Video. As Variety...

You can use Twitter activity to track unemployment

Sat, 22/11/2014 - 02:16
Governments aren't usually quick to react to changes in demographics. They frequently have to take surveys that are not only slow, but don't always paint a complete picture of what's going on. Researchers at the Autonomous University of Madrid have...

Engadget Daily: Google's EU antitrust battle, Amazon's Fire HD 6, and more!

Sat, 22/11/2014 - 00:36
Google's been wrestling with the European Union over antitrust issues for a long while now. Today, though, Parliament says it's come up with a possible solution: severing search from the rest of Google. Read on for the rest of our news highlights...

Tina Fey's new show 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' moves from NBC to Netflix

Fri, 21/11/2014 - 23:38
Last year, NBC announced it would be home to a new show written and produced by Tina Fey (30 Rock, SNL) and starring Ellie Kemper (The Office), but now that show's going straight to Netflix. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt will premiere across all of...

Sound Off! Do ridesharing privacy issues make you nervous?

Fri, 21/11/2014 - 22:50
Uber is not having a good week. Between surreptitiously tracking journalists' trips inside 'God View' and an executive implying the company should dig up dirt on reporters critical of the service, the company has been on a pretty bumpy road. However,...

Google Maps offers more info about destinations and alternate routes

Fri, 21/11/2014 - 22:17
Earlier this month, Google Maps for Android received the requisite Material Design update and tacked on in-app restaurant reservations for good measure (in the US). A new version is rolling out, and with it comes some handy features to lend a hand...

Uh-oh, Moto: AT&T stores are returning early Nexus 6 units over a bug

Fri, 21/11/2014 - 21:38
If you're an AT&T customer eager to get your hands on the over-sized Nexus 6, get ready to wait a bit. AT&T stores are apparently returning the first crop of Nexus 6 units to Motorola over a software bug, Droid Life reports. And it'll likely be a...

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