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After nearly half a century Computerworld is ending its existence as a print magazine. Next Monday the final issue of the stalwart publication will be circulated on processed wood pulp. Computerworld won't be going away completely, however, an online...
Author: Terrence O'Brien
Posted: June 20, 2014, 4:41 pm
A minor Canadian court dispute has resulted in a judge's far-reaching decision that Google must block a website's search results worldwide, not just in Canada. It arose from a case involving a company that stole its ex-partner's intellectual property...
Author: Steve Dent
Posted: June 20, 2014, 4:07 pm
Sure, 3D printers that can spit out chocolates, create shoes, handcraft cars and help astronauts sound fun and magical, but a lot of scientists are working to make models that aren't just fun. They're developing 3D printers that can also save and...
Author: Mariella Moon
Posted: June 20, 2014, 3:30 pm
Today, Path has joined the likes of Facebook by splintering off one of its most popular features -- messaging -- into its own app. Simply called Path Talk, the standalone messenger comes just a year after the introduction of private messaging to the...
Author: Nicole Lee
Posted: June 20, 2014, 3:00 pm
If we were ever asked to ride an electric motorcycle, our first instinct would be to make NYEEEEAWWWW noises to compensate for the vehicle's silent engine. That's precisely why we're not employed by the Los Angeles police department, which has just...
Author: Daniel Cooper
Posted: June 20, 2014, 2:35 pm
If you're wondering when home automation might tip into the Walmart-level mainstream, here's a sign: Archos' Smart Home starter kit is now on sale. Along with two cameras, two movement tags and two weather tags, they're throwing in a controlling...
Author: Steve Dent
Posted: June 20, 2014, 1:34 pm
How do you evaluate a quantum computer you just bought from D-Wave for $15 million? It's not easy, especially since no one can really understand how the machine -- with its ones, zeros and superpositioned "one-and-zeros" -- actually functions....
Author: Sharif Sakr
Posted: June 20, 2014, 12:53 pm
It's been known for a while that bacteria are rapidly becoming immune to the current range of antibiotics humanity has available. That's why it's harder to get hold of pills now than it was a few years ago, simply because if we don't learn to get by...
Author: Daniel Cooper
Posted: June 20, 2014, 12:05 pm
Mobile dead spots can be a right headache, whether you get them at home, at work or a place you visit often. Luckily, EE and Three may soon be able to help. Earlier today, the two operators confirmed they're going to let customers make high-quality...
Author: Matt Brian
Posted: June 20, 2014, 12:01 pm
Like the proverbial internet pony of lore, the OnePlus One smartphone is highly desirable with its juicy specs and cheap $300 price, but you can't have it -- yet. Somehow the iFixit screwdriver brigade got one though, and recently disemboweled it for...
Author: Steve Dent
Posted: June 20, 2014, 11:01 am
Over the past year, we've learned of the many techniques the NSA has used to tap into global communications. However, Edward Snowden's document leaks didn't just uncover the gadgets the agency used, they also gave security researchers the necessary...
Author: Matt Brian
Posted: June 20, 2014, 10:15 am
If we ask you for a favorite comments platform, will you be able to name one, or will your answer be "I hate them all -- including yours?" Folks at The New York Times and Washington Post believe they can make one better than the current options. So,...
Author: Mariella Moon
Posted: June 20, 2014, 9:36 am
If you're really dedicated to a la carte TV, then maybe separating by channel isn't enough and it's time to buy only the shows or episodes of shows you really want. The only problem with that? On some services, if you buy a few episodes and then...
Author: Richard Lawler
Posted: June 20, 2014, 8:41 am
Apple is said to be creeping ever closer to launching a smartwatch, and there could be more than one. The Wall Street Journal reports that the company is planning a new wearable that comes in "multiple screen sizes" and includes "more than 10...
Author: Matt Brian
Posted: June 20, 2014, 7:42 am
We've had the World Cup doodle, and now Google's Chrome is getting into the Beautiful Game's big tournament, with three experimental games that connect between your smartphone and browser. (Well, the third title, Shootout, can be played on your...
Author: Mat Smith
Posted: June 20, 2014, 6:50 am
It's easy enough coming up with playlists for road trips -- just bring a phone with your whole music collection and hit shuffle. But if you want to spice things up a bit, there's this new web app called Roadtrip Mixtape that ties up the music playing...
Author: Mariella Moon
Posted: June 20, 2014, 5:14 am
Following a push from several Representatives, the House has pushed through an amendment -- tagged on to the Fiscal Year 2015 Department of Defense Appropriations Act (H.R. 4870) -- to stop at least some of the surveillance programs at the National...
Author: Mat Smith
Posted: June 20, 2014, 3:07 am
Today, we take a deeper look at Amazon Firefly, learn about T-Mobile Test Drive, review the ASUS Padfone X and investigate the biggest third-party games from this year's E3 event. Read on for Engadget's news highlights from the last 24 hours....
Author: Andy Bowen
Posted: June 20, 2014, 2:22 am
Last week Honeywell announced the Lyric, its answer to the Nest learning thermostat. Today, we got a chance to see the WiFi-connected smart device in person. Retailing for $279 starting in August, the Lyric stands out for its geofencing feature,...
Author: Sarah Silbert
Posted: June 20, 2014, 1:31 am
Disney Research has done an awful lot of neat stuff in the past, but it hasn't really approached Walt's bread and butter before: video. Instead of going with animation, though, the team is using some pretty slick camera tricks to tell a live-action...
Author: Timothy J. Seppala
Posted: June 20, 2014, 12:42 am
AMC's cable TV channel has evolved from the home of old movies to hosting TV series, topped by Mad Men, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead. Now, the infamous "people with knowledge of the situation" have revealed that it's working on a new...
Author: Richard Lawler
Posted: June 19, 2014, 11:38 pm
The Android launcher scene might be getting a little out of control -- even Nokia (whose X phones are now under Microsoft's wing) is getting into the game. The Finnish firm has just released Z Launcher, a home screen replacement that gets you to...
Author: Jon Fingas
Posted: June 19, 2014, 10:48 pm
Several months ago, Google added an experimental runtime option to speed up apps in Android 4.4 KitKat. A runtime, for the record, supports the apps running on your device -- without it they'd be nothing but piles of useless code. Called ART (short...
Author: Sarah Silbert
Posted: June 19, 2014, 10:15 pm
Google pretty much divulged the most important things about Android Wear when it launched the OS, but this new video lays out all the details complete with visual aid. Timothy Jordan, the company's developer advocate, shows off a number of user...
Author: Mariella Moon
Posted: June 19, 2014, 9:50 pm
Turns out BlackBerry's stronger-than-expected financial performance wasn't the only surprise the company had for us today. CEO John Chen took a few moments during this morning's earnings call to mention its newest phone: it's called the BlackBerry...
Author: Chris Velazco
Posted: June 19, 2014, 9:06 pm