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This e-ink watch can change its design at the touch of a button

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 12:34
It's not like we haven't seen e-ink watches before, but we've never seen one quite like this. FES Watch uses e-paper not only for its face, but its entire strap, allowing the wearer to change its design with a simple button press. By combining...

Chinese devs can now sell their Android apps on the Play Store

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 11:53
Chinese developers can finally sell their Android apps through the Google Play Store, possibly foreshadowing a local launch of the marketplace. The move gives devs the ability to sell their apps to Android users in over 130 countries around the...

Jeff Bezos gifts Fire Tablet owners six months of access to his newspaper

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 11:41
Jeff Bezos may have bought the Washington Post with his own money, but that doesn't mean that the paper won't be extra friendly to the boss' other company. The outfit has launched a new tablet-friendly app that's designed for a "national and...

Wearable data proves what you thought: we're less active when it's cold

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 10:38
It's hard to fight nature. We mammals have an instinctual urge to hibernate when the mercury starts dropping, and thanks to activity trackers we have some data to prove that theory holds true (if we actually get that sleep is another story). By...

Why App Store apps are now labeled 'Get' instead of 'Free'

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 09:35
If you're searching on either the Mac or iOS App Stores today, you might notice a little change in the way Apple labels free apps. Before, even if such an app contained costly upgrades, it would carry the label 'Free.' However, following the...

Qualcomm wants to get into servers after conquering the mobile world

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 08:36
Qualcomm is sitting pretty right now. Its Snapdragon processors and cellular chips are present in most of the big-name mobile devices you can use today, whether it's the Nexus 6 or the iPhone. However, the company isn't content to stop there -- it...

Sony's new A7 II mirrorless camera stabilizes your shots with any lens

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 07:37
Most camera manufacturers will milk a popular model dry, but not Sony! Just a year after releasing the first full-frame mirrorless cameras, the Alpha 7 and Alpha 7R, Sony has revealed their successor: the Alpha 7 II. Launched in Japan only, for now,...

Walmart's Amazon price-match policy is less open to abuse now

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 06:55
Well, that didn't take long: Earlier this week, the internet caught wind of a few less-than-legitimate sellers listing PlayStation 4s on Amazon at ridiculously low prices -- we're talking $90 or less for a $400 item -- and took advantage of Walmart's...

Google's setting Photo Spheres and Street View images free from Maps

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 05:59
It looks like soon enough we'll be seeing Street View pictures and those spiffy Photo Spheres making their way from Google Maps and onto our favorite websites. How's that, pray tell? An update to Mountain View's Maps Embed API (targeted at web...

Parrot's featherweight Bebop drone lands next month for $500

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 04:38
When Parrot told us a few months ago that its Bebop Drone would arrive "later this year," we couldn't have imagined it would be this late in 2014. Regardless, chances are this won't stop UAV aficionados from shelling out cash on Parrort's new super...

Computers are ranking the world's important authors

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 03:25
Trying to rate the world's literary giants is tricky at best. Do you go by the number of books sold? The long-term cultural impact? If you're Dartmouth College researcher Allen Riddell, you make computers decide. As part of an effort to determine...

Hydrogel injections could increase survival chances for wounded soldiers

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 02:41
If a team of researchers from MIT and Texas A&M University have their way, wounded soldiers will have soon have a better chance of survival. The project is a biodegradable gelatin that once injected, helps with blood coagulation, cutting down on...

Senator Al Franken questions Uber about its privacy policy, 'God View'

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 02:14
Uber's PR nightmare of a week is getting even worse, as Senator Al Franken has joined those questioning the service about its ethics and commitment to user privacy. In a letter (PDF), Franken laid out ten specific questions for CEO Travis Kalanick to...

Engadget Daily: The Meizu MX4 Pro, why GoPro's mid-range camera is its best, and more!

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 01:28
The GoPro Hero4 Black can shoot 4K at 30 fps. So why, then, does James Trew prefer the cheaper and less-equipped Hero4 Silver? Two words: the touchscreen. That's not all we have on deck, though -- read on for the rest of our news highlights from the...

Hackers tried to hold a Detroit city database hostage

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 00:44
Online criminals aren't just trying to extract ransoms from unsuspecting individuals; they're targeting whole cities, too. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan has revealed that hackers tried to hold a city database hostage in April, demanding 2,000 Bitcoins...

Amnesty International wants to help you avoid government surveillance

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 00:01
It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that we're all being spied upon, either by the NSA, GCHQ or some scammer trying to get our credit card details. For journalists and political activists in countries without some respect for due process or...

Sound Off! What are you making with 3D printing?

Wed, 19/11/2014 - 23:05
From making chess sets to creating new types of food, 3D printing has a lot of potential uses. As the prices of printers have gotten cheaper, it's easier than ever to get started. For someone who wants to jump into the wonderful world of 3D...

Yahoo will be Firefox's default search engine for the next five years

Wed, 19/11/2014 - 22:42
Remember when Yahoo was your go-to search engine for browsing the web? It might be again soon, at least if you're a Firefox user. Mozilla and Yahoo just announced a five year deal to make Yahoo the web browser's default search engine, supplanting...

Chevrolet unveils futuristic 'Gran Turismo 6' concept car

Wed, 19/11/2014 - 22:17
Nissan isn't the only automaker with a real-life version of a vehicle from Gran Turismo 6. At the LA International Auto Show, Chevrolet rolled out its own: the Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo (VGT). The concept car was developed as part of the...

What to get when you've got an amateur photographer in your life

Wed, 19/11/2014 - 21:45
It's that time of year again! You know, the one when you have to hand over your hard-earned cash or dole out the credit card digits to get the loved ones in your life a little something celebratory. Lucky you, we've got a slew of great...

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