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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...

Amazon betting on newcomer talent to grow its comedy library

Mon, 27/10/2014 - 19:39
Netflix is looking to tackle the comedy genre with full force over the next few years -- and it's very serious about it too, having recruited Adam Sandler and Chelsea Handler to help along the way so far. Amazon, on the other hand, appears to be...

Spaceborne whisky returns to Earth

Mon, 27/10/2014 - 19:06
Interested in finding out what whisky matured in space tastes like? You may get a chance sooner than you think. Scottish distillery Ardbeg teamed up with the scientists at NanoRacks to put vials of whisky aboard the International Space Station three...

Office 365 subscribers are getting unlimited OneDrive storage

Mon, 27/10/2014 - 18:32
Last week's earnings report highlighted how Microsoft is doing quite well, and it has Office 365 to thank for some of its success during the last financial quarter. And now the company is about to make things better for people who subscribe to the...

Cast your vote for the next crowd-selected Kindle books

Mon, 27/10/2014 - 17:57
Similar its original series' pilot season, Amazon is opening up its Kindle publishing arm to crowd voting. The so-called Kindle Scout program allows you to peruse portions of unpublished works before nominating worthy pieces for proper e-reader...

Lenovo's me-too Smartband will unlock your PC

Mon, 27/10/2014 - 17:20
Lenovo may be late to the activity tracker craze with its unannounced Smartband, but it could have an ace up its sleeve. The company has quietly posted the wristwear on its site, and we now know that the device can automatically unlock your PC so...

Tiny tethered drone gives soldiers a view of the dangers ahead

Mon, 27/10/2014 - 16:37
Drones already give troops valuable data about enemies and devastated areas, but the existing vehicles have their limits; big aerial drones can't see inside buildings, and their ground-based counterparts can't get over rough terrain. Well, CyPhy...

BeBop's smart fabric puts sensors in everything you wear

Mon, 27/10/2014 - 15:39
Wearable sensors don't tend to do much; they're usually limited to health data like EKG readings or your heart rate. If BeBop Sensors has its way, though, they'll be useful for just about anything that comes in contact with your body. Its new smart...

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