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Instagram gives you more control over your photo filters

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 18:00
Instagram's photography thrives on filters, so it's only fair that you get as much control over those filters as possible, right? The developers clearly think so. An update rolling out today to Instagram's Android and iOS apps lets you reorganize and...

Pebble's smartwatches now support Android Wear notifications

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 18:00
What's a little startup like Pebble to do when there are so many Android Wear smartwatches out there? Two things: cut the price, and make the watches as useful as possible. After recently adding apps for Dominos Pizza and PayPal, the company is updat...

NBC will stream live broadcasts if you pay for regular TV

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 17:27
If you've wanted to (legally) watch NBC's live broadcasts away from home, you're in luck... more or less. The media giant is offering live TV streams on its website starting today, and mobile app viewing is due in early 2015. Unfortunately, it's not ...

Samsung is searching for an answer to Apple Pay

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 16:49
Samsung is edging closer to debuting its own take on wireless payments, according to a report from Recode. Following the launch of Apple Pay earlier this year, Samsung has reportedly been trying to license technology from startup LoopPay to create a ...

'GTA V' is finally getting online heists in early 2015, see them in action here

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 16:13
It's no secret that four-player online heists are coming to Grand Theft Auto Online, but information on what Rockstar's new co-op missions will entail has remained scarce. Well, thanks to an in-depth interview with IGN and a brand new trailer (embedd...

Engadget giveaway: win an iPhone 6 courtesy of iOttie!

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 16:00
You don't want to be fishing in your cup holder for your phone all the time, but finding a convenient spot to mount it that doesn't kill your car's decor can be tough. iOttie's new iTap Magnetic Vent Mount could be just the thing, providing an unobtr...

T-Mobile will let you bank your unused data come January 2015

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 15:42
T-Mobile's latest Uncarrier announcement might lack the pomp and circumstance of a big media event, but CEO John Legere's conversation with Yahoo Tech's David Pogue is already proving fruitful. Once January rolls around, T-Mobile customers will be ab...

Moving wind forecast puts beautiful weather in your browser

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 15:12
It's hard to get excited about weather forecasts unless they promise warm and sunny days, but you might just make an exception for Windyty. The browser-based meteorological tool shows you living, breathing view of the world's wind patterns along with...

Raspberry Pi helps old school pinball machine spew internet cliches

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 14:36
Pinball machines have been created from a single meme, so why not base one on, say, all of them? Liberty Games decided to refurbish an old and busted "Baby Doll" machine with all the cats, doges and "winter is coming" memes they could wedge in, while...

Huawei's dual-lens phone lets you get artsy, shoot in the dark

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 13:55
Judging by Huawei's latest smartphone unveiled in Beijing today, it looks like someone has taken a leaf out of HTC's playbook. The Honor 6 Plus -- a follow-up to the reasonably priced Honor 6 -- is all about its dual rear 8-megapixel cameras, which c...

Uber responds half-heartedly to Senator Franken's privacy questions

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 13:47
Uber has at last responded to Senator Al Franken's questions about its controversial vehicle tracking and privacy policies... and if you were hoping for clear answers, you'll be disappointed. The ridesharing outfit's letter mostly reiterates the comp...

Opera's Coast iOS browser gets faster, smarter and more social

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 13:00
The Coast browser from Opera has come a long way since its early days on the iPhone, and it's about to get better. Not to be confused with Opera Mini, Opera Coast is a mobile browser focused on providing users quick access to their favorite websites,...

You should watch 'Black Mirror: White Christmas' on Channel 4 tonight

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 12:47
Tonight, Charlie Brooker's acclaimed Black Mirror returns for a Christmas special. The 90-minute episode will feature three interwoven stories dripping in the show's trademark dystopian tech. It stars Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Rafe Spall (Prometheus, The S...

Scientists dream up a credit card that no one can forge

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 12:25
One downside of bank cards is that, with the right equipment and know-how, they're pretty easy to clone. That's not just a problem for the people whose cash gets stolen, but also for the banks that are tasked with preventing fraud. It appears that cr...

BT scores more football with Sky Sports 1 and 2 on YouView

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 11:56
While BT is focused on extending its own sports coverage, the company is well aware that Sky Sports plays a major role in coaxing consumers to choose its competitor's TV packages. After striking a blow against its rival in the courts last month, BT i...

Microsoft app lets you take calls on your Lumia just by picking it up

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 11:27
We love the idea of orientation gestures (used by Samsung, HTC and Moto phones and apps like Tasker), but they aren't natively supported on iOS, Android or Windows Phone yet. Microsoft seems ready to buck that trend with the launch of a Gestures Beta...

'Light Cocoon' is a fabric-wrapped concept car with a 3D-printed skeleton

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 10:34
German firm EDAG Engineering regularly conjures up both futuristic and wacky concept cars, just like the "Light Cocoon" pictured above slated to be showcased at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The company calls it the "ultimate in future lightweight cons...

Google's year in search: Robin Williams, Ebola and the World Cup

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 09:18
"May you live in interesting times!" 2014 strongly honored that Chinese blessing/curse, judging by the top Google searches around the world. Trillions of queries reflected the turbulence of the past year with tragedy (the suicide of Robin Williams), ...

Netflix for Android now lets you control movies from your wrist

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 08:12
Netflix has taken its sweet time bringing its Android app up-to-date, but at least it's bearing extra nice gifts for you and your inner circle. You can now privately endorse shows to Facebook friends without clogging their news feeds -- a feature tha...

Comcast, Roku cut a deal for HBO Go and Showtime streaming

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 07:40
On the same day HBO announced its streaming service is on the Amazon Fire TV, Roku has news of its own. Re/code found an FCC filing revealing that the media streamer folks have come to an agreement with Comcast. That means the cable giant's customers...

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