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Like Samsung, Nokia's smartphone strategy has always been focused around choice. Sometimes this results in products that are so very similar that it's impossible to tell the difference. That's not an issue with Nokia's Lumia 520, the ultra-budget...
Author: Daniel Cooper
Posted: August 11, 2014, 2:05 am
More and more people are starting to record their daily lives, whether by traditional video cams or first-person live-loggers attached to glasses, headsets, necklaces or even handbags. Since a group of people (say, at a party) are bound to capture...
Author: Mariella Moon
Posted: August 10, 2014, 11:36 pm
Qualcomm teased us with the prospect of powerful 64-bit smartphones arriving in late 2014 and early 2015, but it looks like you'll have to dial back your expectations for the first wave of devices. New tipster @upleaks has posted details and photos...
Author: Jon Fingas
Posted: August 10, 2014, 9:31 pm
Forget Trojan horses -- it's the cats you have to worry about. Security engineer Gene Bransfield has developed WarKitteh, a tech-laden collar that turns feline companions into scouts for WiFi hackers. The innocuous-looking accessory hides a Spark...
Author: Jon Fingas
Posted: August 10, 2014, 6:51 pm
A few months ago, the ISEE-3 Reboot Project managed to raise $160,000 to bring the spacecraft back to Earth after 36 years roaming outer space. The team behind the campaign successfully took control of the spacecraft and reactivated some of its...
Author: Mariella Moon
Posted: August 10, 2014, 4:45 pm
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. This week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the automaker would deliver 100,000 electric vehicles in...
Author: Inhabitat
Posted: August 10, 2014, 2:00 pm
Earlier this week, Finland's F-Secure looked into claims that Xiaomi was secretly sending data from its MIUI-powered phones back to its servers, and it turned out to be true. Despite having not added any cloud accounts, F-Secure's brand new Redmi 1s...
Author: Richard Lai
Posted: August 10, 2014, 11:04 am
If you've been wondering just when a company would take advantage of the US' relaxed rules for accurate satellite imaging, you now have a date to mark on your calendar: Lockheed Martin has set the launch of DigitalGlobe's high-resolution WorldView-3...
Author: Jon Fingas
Posted: August 10, 2014, 10:40 am
Printing in three dimensions allows for a ton of really cool (and life-saving) stuff, but one area it apparently hasn't conquered just yet is realistically reproducing human hair. The masterminds at Disney Research think they have a solution for that...
Author: Timothy J. Seppala
Posted: August 10, 2014, 6:42 am
Windows Phone's app catalog may not be as extensive as what you'll find on Android or iOS, but you won't be hurting for choices any time soon. Microsoft has quietly revealed that the Windows Phone Store racked up over 300,000 apps as of this past...
Author: Jon Fingas
Posted: August 10, 2014, 3:47 am
This week, we learned about Uber's legal struggles, visited a plane without any TVs, investigated the culture of leaks, caught some football action with NFL Now and more! Read on for Engadget's news highlights from the last seven days. Oh, and be...
Author: Andy Bowen
Posted: August 10, 2014, 12:50 am
Happy Saturday! Here's a fresh edition of Feedback Loop for your reading pleasure. We have some great discussions this week including help with converting digital notes, hacking old digital photo frames and suggestions for AirPrint-compatible...
Author: Frank Spinillo
Posted: August 9, 2014, 11:05 pm
We've been following NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) program for awhile now, and finally have some HD video of it to share. The footage chronicles the LDSD's recent balloon-and-parachute-enabled test-flight and was captured with a...
Author: Timothy J. Seppala
Posted: August 9, 2014, 8:54 pm
CBS might not have embraced internet video with open arms in the past, but it's certainly warming up to the concept this year. CEO Les Moonves has revealed that the broadcaster is producing shows for "major streaming companies" (think Amazon, Hulu...
Author: Jon Fingas
Posted: August 9, 2014, 6:56 pm
I've always thought it's better to spend more on something once than to buy cheap and replace time and again. Because of this, I've owned exactly two bags in the last nine years: a Wenger Soho backpack and now a custom, $184 Timbuk2 Laptop Messenger....
Author: Timothy J. Seppala
Posted: August 9, 2014, 5:00 pm
Amazon's fight with Hachette over e-book pricing just got extra-personal. Hot on the heels of writers attacking Jeff Bezos' "retaliation," the Amazon Books Team has posted a Readers United site that calls on you to email Hachette CEO Michael Pietsch...
Author: Jon Fingas
Posted: August 9, 2014, 4:05 pm
What happens when you look to get more out of your engineering knowledge? For littleBits CEO Ayah Bdier, that meant making electronics and programming accessible to everyone, regardless of skill level. The company's Lego-like smart toys can be used...
Author: Billy Steele
Posted: August 9, 2014, 3:07 pm
Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read. Under the Skin of...
Author: Billy Steele
Posted: August 9, 2014, 1:30 pm
The spinning top is one of the oldest and seemingly simplest toys devised in human history, but that doesn't mean we can't improve it. Disney Research has come up with a new algorithm that allows it to design a stable spinning toy out of almost any...
Author: Sean Buckley
Posted: August 9, 2014, 11:22 am
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler isn't happy with Verizon's reply to his strongly worded letter, which chastises the company for its plans throttle some unlimited LTE subscribers. See, Big Red defended the move and reasoned that the other major carriers...
Author: Mariella Moon
Posted: August 9, 2014, 7:11 am
Neither side has confirmed it, but it looks like Amazon's latest pricing battle (after Warner Bros. and its ongoing battle with book publisher Hachette) is with Disney. That's why you can't pre-order a copy of Guardians of the Galaxy on DVD or...
Author: Richard Lawler
Posted: August 9, 2014, 2:58 am
These days, data centers, portable USB battery chargers and all sorts of transportation are going green thanks to fuel cell technology. Now you can add submersibles to that list: Japan is developing a 33-foot-long submarine that runs off...
Author: Andy Bowen
Posted: August 9, 2014, 1:37 am
Remember the class-action lawsuit that Adobe, Apple and Google faced over no-hiring deals? Well, it turns out that the $324.5 million settlement the trio reached isn't going to be honored by the judge. As The New York Times reports, judge Lucy H. Koh...
Author: Timothy J. Seppala
Posted: August 9, 2014, 12:24 am
Today, we investigate the culture of leaks, learn how to enhance your music festival experience, review the first Chromebook to feature an i3 processor, watch a robot assemble itself and more. Read on for Engadget's news highlights from the last 24...
Author: Andy Bowen
Posted: August 8, 2014, 11:51 pm