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11/24/2014 10:06 AM
Game controller takes your real blood whenever you lose
Forget playing games for cash -- if you really want to raise the stakes, try losing your actual blood when you lose in the virtual world. That's the concept behind Blood Sport, a crowdfunded project that modifies game controllers to drain your body...
11/24/2014 09:24 AM
Redbox rentals will get a price hike on December 2nd
If you're looking snag a DVD or Blu-ray from Redbox while out gathering holiday supplies, you'll soon be paying a bit more for the rental. On December 2nd, the red kiosks will increase rates from $1.20 to $1.50 for DVDs and from $1.50 to $2 for...
11/24/2014 08:42 AM
The FAA wants you to have a pilot's license to fly commercial drones
If you're planning to shoot your next movie using a drone, beware: you may need to meet some stringent conditions to stay in the Federal Aviation Administration's good books. Sources tell the Wall Street Journal that the agency will propose...
11/24/2014 08:42 AM
Costa's iPhone app gains Passbook support, but doesn't use its best features
Costa might be the coffee shop king in the UK, but updates to its mobile apps have been slow going. After finally launching a digital version of its points card, the company today added some fresh iOS functionality in the form of Passbook support....
11/24/2014 08:00 AM
HTC RE Camera review: a fun personal shooter with room to grow
My father's camcorder was a common sight on childhood vacations. Trips to Mount Rainier, the Oregon Coast, Disneyland, skiing, weddings -- you name it, there's video evidence of my siblings and I enjoying time together. I'm lucky to have grown up in...
11/24/2014 07:31 AM
Exiled Tinder co-founder comes back with another dating app
Earlier this year, Tinder co-founder Whitney Wolfe left the company after launching a sexual harassment lawsuit against her colleagues. One of the allegations leveled was that co-founder Justin Mateen stripped her of her credit because her age and...
11/24/2014 07:01 AM
The Big Picture: our clearest view yet of Europa, Jupiter's icy moon
It's going to be a long, long time before anyone gets to see Jupiter's moon Europa first-hand, but NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory just provided the next best thing. It has released a "remastered" image of the icy celestial body that shows what it...
11/24/2014 06:02 AM
How NASA will launch four spacecraft at once to study magnetic fields
NASA has been planning to study the magnetic reconnection between the Earth and the sun for years, and now the agency has revealed how its scientists are going make it happen. Magnetic reconnection is a process that converts magnetic energy to...
11/24/2014 06:00 AM
Engadget UK giveaway: win a GoPro Hero4 Black Edition courtesy of Tagstr
Alas, our Galaxy Note 4 giveaway has run its course, but don't be too downhearted if you missed out. This week, we've got one of GoPro's new Hero4 Black Edition action cams to offload, and the timing couldn't be better if you've got a shredding...
11/24/2014 04:53 AM
CERN's letting everyone look at its Large Hadron Collider data
Life can he hard for the armchair particle physicist, forever knowing that other people have their own Large Hadron Collider and you don't. Thankfully, the folks at CERN remember what it was like not to have a LHC of their own, which is why the...
11/24/2014 04:07 AM
BT is in talks to buy back O2
Following in the footsteps of Take That, S Club 7 and 5ive, BT appears determined to get the band back together. The company has confirmed to us that it is in talks with European communications giant Telefonića to buy back O2, almost a decade after...
11/24/2014 03:46 AM
Samsung reportedly sold 4 million fewer Galaxy S5s than Galaxy S4s
There have been a few signs that not all is well in Samsung's mobile division, with the company pledging to make fewer new devices, as well as its chief taking a pay cut. If the Wall Street Journal is to be believed, the cause of this unrest is all...
11/24/2014 02:40 AM
UK wants internet providers to identify who's using their connections
The British government isn't letting up on its desire to track internet activity in the name of fighting terrorism. UK Home Secretary Theresa May is proposing a bill that would require internet providers to keep tabs on who's using a given internet...
11/24/2014 01:23 AM
Apple partners with major app developers to raise money for AIDS research
Apple has teamed with select app developers on a fundraising initiative for (RED) and World AIDS day (Dec 1st). For the next two weeks there will be a dedicated a section of the App Store where 25 partnering apps will be available with new or...
11/24/2014 12:47 AM
Plex is making media streaming among multiple users a lot easier
Living alone is pretty great: everything stays put when you leave and (perhaps, best of all) no one has to know about the guiltiest pleasures hiding in your Plex-bound digital media collection. Except, not everyone has that luxury and has to share...
11/23/2014 10:44 PM
Seattle police get help publishing body camera videos online
The police aren't often fond of publishing body camera and dashcam footage online, but not necessarily for nefarious reasons -- the volume of privacy-focused video editing they require can prove overwhelming. In Seattle, for example, a flood of...
11/23/2014 08:55 PM
How would you change Samsung's Galaxy S4 Active?
Samsung's bright idea with the Galaxy S4 Active was simple: Take a Galaxy S4, and shove it in a body that didn't shy away from drops, dust and water. When our Sarah Silbert put the device through its paces, she found that the device was...
11/23/2014 06:57 PM
Records reveal net neutrality chats between FCC and telecoms
It's no secret that the FCC has at least a few links to the communications companies it's policing. Chairman Tom Wheeler is a former lobbyist, and commissioners have taken industry jobs mere months after leaving office. However, Vice News has...
11/23/2014 04:58 PM
Sophisticated malware has been spying on computers since 2008
Highly sophisticated malware isn't limited to relatively high-profile sabotage code like Stuxnet -- sometimes, it's designed to fly well under the radar. Symantec has discovered Regin, a very complex trojan that has been spying on everyone from...
11/23/2014 03:05 PM
Here's why 'Too Many Cooks' is tailor-made for the internet
By now, there's a good chance that you've seen or heard about Adult Swim's Too Many Cooks -- an epic, warped internet video that sends up the overly tidy world of '80s and '90s sitcoms. But just why did this video manage to click with so many people?...
11/23/2014 01:00 PM
4K, gaming and a tale of two monitors
Unlike most gadgets and peripherals, our computer monitors tend to stay with us for a good chunk of time. My current 23-incher has been with me since the days of my Palm Centro. So when it comes to shopping for a new display, it certainly pays to...
11/23/2014 11:00 AM
The rise of the robotic servant
Chores are the bane of domesticity. Dull and repetitive tasks have already been farmed out to robots in industrial workplaces, so why not our homes, too? On a small scale, they've already arrived, just not quite in the way film and TV promised. For...
11/23/2014 08:00 AM
Inhabitat's Week in Green: magnetic hoverboard, cardboard robots and a Toyota Prius camper
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...
11/23/2014 04:56 AM
castAR team ships out first pair of AR glasses, more to follow soon
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...
11/23/2014 01:14 AM
3D printing technique will put electronics into just about everything
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...