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09/30/2014 03:55 AM
Wii U now has folders to help organize your massive game collection
Having too much software isn't a problem many Wii U owners are complaining about. Nonetheless, perhaps in anticipation of brighter days ahead, Nintendo is updating its troubled console with an improved UI for organizing games and apps. After...
09/30/2014 03:03 AM
EU says Apple's Irish tax deal is illegal
An EU commission has accused Ireland of granting "state aid" tax breaks to Apple that may break market rules. That was the result of an investigation by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) over Irish deals brokered in...
09/30/2014 02:40 AM
Premier Inn's new smart hotel lets you book, check in and get cosy with an app
More than four years in the making, Premier Inn has taken the wraps off its first smart hotel rooms. The UK's biggest hotel chain has embraced mobile with both hands, letting you book your stay, check in and play with various room settings using its...
09/30/2014 02:28 AM
'Doctor Who' skins for 'Minecraft' hit Xbox 360 this Friday
Fancy yourself a master of the Sonic Screwdriver? Well, in a few days you can put those skills to the test... in Minecraft, that is. Whether you're a timelord fanperson or a Dalek-sympathizer, you'll be able to show it off once the Doctor Who skin...
09/30/2014 01:44 AM
Apple Watch makes first public appearance at Paris Fashion Week
Colette is one of those ultra-hip Paris shops that may tempt you with its eclectic toys, clothing, tech and art -- until you see the prices. For Fashion Week in Paris, it's about to have a shiny new bauble: the Apple Watch. The store has announced a...
09/30/2014 01:02 AM
Judge finds Grooveshark employees guilty of mass copyright-infringement
Grooveshark's disappearing and reappearing act looks like it could finally come to an end; permanently. A Manhattan judge has ruled that because Grooveshark employees themselves had uploaded 5,977 songs to the service and infringing on copyrights in...
09/29/2014 11:58 PM
Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus coming to China on October 17th
Apple has finally revealed the date that its new iPhones will be available to eager users in mainland China: Friday, October 17th. The devices had been delayed pending regulatory approval, but Apple was granted a license earlier today by the Chinese...
09/29/2014 11:04 PM
You can hot-swap nearly all Project Ara modules on the fly
Back in April, Project Ara's Module Developers Kit revealed that the phone's battery will be hot-swappable; in other words, you can replace it without having to switch the phone off. Nifty trick, right? Well, the feature's apparently not limited to...
09/29/2014 09:43 PM
Test code hints at future iPads with Touch ID and Apple Pay
There have been photos and vague rumors hinting that Apple's next iPads will involve more than just a speed bump, but there hasn't been much in the way of hard evidence... until today, that is. Hamza Sood has uncovered code in the iOS 8.1 developer...
09/29/2014 08:57 PM
Cortana makes sure you don't miss nearby concerts
Microsoft's virtual assistant comes in handy for lots of things -- especially reminders. Now, thanks to a hand from SeatGeek's ticket engine, Cortana will alert you when bands you listen to on the regular have a tour stop close by. As you might...
09/29/2014 08:06 PM
Engadget Daily: GoPro Hero4, the gospel of virtual reality and more!
Hey, want to spice up your Monday evening? Check out our news highlights from the last 24 hours, including the GoPro Hero4, everything you need to know about the Bash shell flaw, and more. You know you want to. ...
09/29/2014 07:20 PM
Netflix and IMAX will get 'Crouching Tiger 2' on the same day
Netflix's tight relationship with The Weinstein Company has scored another win, and the streaming service's first big movie debut -- but definitely not its last. The two revealed tonight that next year when the sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden...
09/29/2014 06:49 PM
Cable, the FCC and streaming killed Saturday morning cartoons
We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but one of your fondest childhood traditions has kicked the bucket: Saturday morning cartoons are no more. The CW has aired its last batch of Vortexx programming, leaving American kids without any animated...
09/29/2014 05:33 PM
What's on your HDTV: 'Shadow of Mordor', 'Transformers', 'Homeland' and 'Krull'
As the fall TV premieres continue to roll (Did anyone watch Scorpion last week? Did anyone enjoy watching Scorpion last week?) we're looking forward to a few big Blu-ray releases. Sure, Michael Bay's latest fighting robot epic is hitting the shelves...
09/29/2014 04:59 PM
eMusic ditches major labels as it hopes to rule indie song downloads
Many digital music stores scramble to get every song they can, but not eMusic -- it's willingly headed in the opposite direction. The download service has announced that it's dropping music from the three major labels (Sony, Universal and Warner) as...
09/29/2014 04:30 PM
Playdate: We're livestreaming 'Hyrule Warriors' on Wii U! (Update: game over!)
Welcome, ladygeeks and gentlenerds, to the new era of gaming. The one where you get to watch, and comment, as other people livestream gameplay from next-gen consoles. Because games! They're fun!...
09/29/2014 04:01 PM
HP's $199 Windows laptop arrives alongside a pair of tablets
Contrary to earlier rumors, HP's Chromebook-like Stream 14 turned out to be more expensive than people had hoped for when it was announced a few weeks ago. Having said that, today HP is finally introducing its $199 laptop with Windows, staying in...
09/29/2014 04:00 PM
Parrot brings big color and big comfort to its touch-controlled headphones
As much as we enjoy Parrot's advanced Zik Bluetooth headphones, many complained that they're a tad on the hefty side, and not everyone's a fan of the earcups' bulky look. Worry not, though, as the French company has finally delivered a new and...
09/29/2014 03:55 PM
Apple updates OS X to protect 'advanced UNIX users' from Shellshock
Although OS X is among the systems listed as vulnerable to the recently-uncovered Shellshock / Bash security flaw (still not sure what that is? Let us explain.), Apple has said it isn't a problem for most users. For those potentially vulnerable due...
09/29/2014 03:27 PM
VRClay marries the Oculus Rift and motion control for easy 3D sculpting
In case you needed yet another reminder that we live in the future, take a look at what happens when someone mashes up the Oculus Rift and Razer's handheld Hydra motion controllers with some nifty homebrew sculpting software. The end result is...
09/29/2014 02:50 PM
Thailand built a robot to taste-test authentic dishes
The authenticity of native eats can vary from generation to generation, or country to country if you're eating in a place different than where a dish was originally created. But that's not to say there aren't cases in which things are cooked and made...
09/29/2014 02:18 PM
Mathematician tries to predict the next two 'Game of Thrones' books
Tired of waiting for George R. R. Martin to finish the next book in the Song of Ice and Fire series? So is the University of Canterbury's Richard Vale: he's created a statistical model based on the series' previous tomes to predict what might be in...
09/29/2014 01:46 PM
New web service prevents spies from easily intercepting your data
The encryption that protects your email and social updates is far from flawless -- it's relatively easy for spies to intercept your data using spoofs and hacked servers. If Greg Slepak has his way, though, there will soon be a safer way to send your...
09/29/2014 01:12 PM
Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests spur growth for secure messaging apps
Social media and civil unrest have long gone hand-in-hand, from coordinating revolution during the Arab Spring to repressing corruption in Turkey. Amid pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, locals have taken to the location-based messaging app...
09/29/2014 12:42 PM
BlackBerry looking to release more 'unconventional' devices
For better or worse, much has been made about the distinct shape of BlackBerry's new smartphone, the Passport. And, according to Ron Louks, president of the company's Devices division, we can expect BlackBerry to start pushing more...