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  • Google is testing delivery-by-drone too, say hello to Project Wing

    28 August 2014, 6:47 pm by: Richard Lawler

    Amazon is selling a phone and reportedly even getting into the online ad business, so of course Google is ready to compete with its still-in-testing Prime Air drone delivery service. The Atlantic has a report on (and a short video of) what is being...
  • The Xbox One is ready to play your music, videos and even GIFs

    28 August 2014, 6:24 pm by: Timothy J. Seppala

    Well, that happened a bit sooner than we expected. The Xbox One update detailed earlier this month is rolling out to everyone over the next few days, according to Xbox Live's Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb. The patch brings a revamped party app and...
  • Ukraine rallies the Twitter troops as Russia invades

    28 August 2014, 5:16 pm by: Chris Velazco

    Strange as it may seem, wars aren't just fought with bullets and bombs anymore. Tweets and shares can at times be equally potent, and that's probably why Ukraine mounted a social offensive yesterday after Russian troops began engaging with domestic...
  • JPMorgan and other US banks reportedly hit by cyberattack

    28 August 2014, 4:44 pm by: Edgar Alvarez

    A Bloomberg report claims that JPMorgan Chase and "at least" four more banks in the US have been victims of a virtual attack from hackers. The data gathered from the breach could reportedly "be used to drain accounts," according to two Bloomberg...
  • The new SportsCenter app makes sure you don't miss live events

    28 August 2014, 4:14 pm by: Edgar Alvarez

    Just in time for the start of a new NFL season, ESPN has updated its SportsCenter application on iOS and Android. The main highlight here is the addition of an On-Air feature, which allows users to get access to broadcasts of live events, like games...
  • HTC's One M8 for Windows is coming to T-Mobile, too

    28 August 2014, 3:46 pm by: Chris Velazco

    The HTC One M8 and Windows Phone 8.1 are two great tastes that (mostly) taste great together, and you'll soon have a way to pick one up that doesn't require inking a deal with Verizon or AT&T. T-Mobile revealed earlier today that it'll offer the One...
  • It didn't take long for a company to crack Keurig's K-Cup lockdown

    28 August 2014, 3:19 pm by: Billy Steele

    When Keuring Green Mountain announced that it would cut out third-party pods for the next-generation of its popular single-serve machines, other coffee outfits were up in arms. One particular company, TreeHouse Foods, claimed that it would take a...
  • America's CTO steps down to become government adviser in Silicon Valley

    28 August 2014, 2:56 pm by: Billy Steele

    Reports circulated last week that the US Chief Technical Officer would step down soon, and now the White House has confirmed the news to Wired. Todd Park, the man who led the charge to retool the government's use of tech, will remain an adviser to...
  • NFL Now comes to Yahoo Screen as it continues to expand

    28 August 2014, 2:18 pm by: Edgar Alvarez

    If you didn't think the National Football League was really serious about its new digital network, think again. A mere week after arriving on the Apple TV, NFL Now is adding Yahoo Screen to the growing list of platforms it is currently available in....
  • Uber hits London's black cabs with a 15 percent price drop

    28 August 2014, 2:17 pm by: Jamie Rigg

    Uber's continuing on its mission to wind up London's black cabbies with its convenient and affordable service today, announcing it's cutting uberX fare prices in the capital by 15 percent. The cost of UberEXEC and UberLUX tiers -- both with...
  • Researchers figure out how to turn bad memories into good ones (in mice)

    28 August 2014, 1:51 pm by: James Trew

    We've all got memories we wish we could view less negatively. Some are trivial, like that drunken display at the office party; some are serious and create genuine psychological challenges. So far, researchers have figured out how to create false...
  • Microsoft now lets you record gameplay with Xbox One SmartGlass

    28 August 2014, 1:23 pm by: Edgar Alvarez

    Microsoft has been working hard to make Xbox One SmartGlass more useful and appealing for users, and it's doing a great job so far. The most recent update to the app, however, may just be its best yet. Most notably, you can now record Xbox One game...
  • NFL Mobile gets Sunday afternoon streaming for Verizon customers

    28 August 2014, 12:58 pm by: Billy Steele

    All of the popular football apps are getting their annual update ahead of the NFL season kicking off September 4th, and the league's own option is doing the same. Thanks to the newfangled NFL Now video service, national and personalized video feeds...
  • Neuroscience proves nobody likes CGI

    28 August 2014, 12:31 pm by: Daniel Cooper

    Cinema screens are huge, which is odd, because the eye can only focus on a small portion of what's in front of it at any one time. That's what prompted the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to team up with eye-tracking firm Tobii and...
  • Apple's next iPhone event confirmed for September 9th

    28 August 2014, 12:11 pm by: Billy Steele

    We've been hearing rumblings about an iPhone 6 event next month for some time now, but Apple has made it official: the company's next affair will indeed be held on September 9th. While there aren't the usual clues as to what we can expect -- the...
  • Enter our Back to School 2014 sweepstakes for a gadget-filled Timbuk2 bag!

    28 August 2014, 12:00 pm by: Engadget staff

    If you haven't entered our Back to School 2014 sweepstakes yet, you've got some catching up to do. We're giving away 15 Timbuk2 Command messenger bags stuffed with a Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 13 laptop, an LG G3 smartphone from AT&T and much, much more....
  • Apple's new iPhone might really, seriously have NFC this time (maybe)

    28 August 2014, 11:32 am by: Chris Velazco

    Smartphone prognosticators have claimed for years that the next iPhone would have NFC for mobile payments, and for years they've written follow-ups explaining why it never happened. As always, there's plenty of NFC smoke in the air, but is there...
  • 'BioShock' arrives on iOS with a heavy price tag

    28 August 2014, 11:03 am by: Edgar Alvarez

    It took 2K Games a little longer than originally expected, but the publisher has finally released its iOS version of the original BioShock. The mobile version of the popular title is compatible with newer iPhones and iPads, which means you're out of...
  • Dangerous prank brings SWAT team down on gamer

    28 August 2014, 10:38 am by: Steve Dent

    A Littleton, Colorado, man named Jordan Mathewson was raided by a heavily armed SWAT team thanks to a false shooting and hostage report, and all the chaos was captured on a Twitch game stream (see below). During a Counter-Strike session, Jordan...
  • Microsoft OneDrive for Android now lets you mix business with pleasure

    28 August 2014, 10:23 am by: Mariella Moon

    OneDrive, Microsoft's cloud storage service formerly known as SkyDrive, just got updated across several platforms. Most significant, perhaps, is its Android app refresh that adds OneDrive for Business integration, so you can easily access both...
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook review: good for reading, but hardly the best budget tablet

    28 August 2014, 10:01 am by: Dana Wollman

    There was a time when Barnes & Noble was so big, so dominating, that even Tom Hanks managed to look like a jerk when he played a book-chain executive. But times have changed, and as people began to order their books online -- or even download them --...
  • Leap Motion's next sensor is designed specifically for virtual reality

    28 August 2014, 10:00 am by: Sean Buckley

    Virtual reality has made huge strides in headgear recently, but developers are still grappling with control. How do we interact with an artificial world in a natural way? There are plenty of devices to answer this: gamepads, the Sixense Stem system...
  • IBM lets scientists pay to play with its thinking supercomputer

    28 August 2014, 9:27 am by: Daniel Cooper

    IBM's Watson promises to usher in a new era of "cognitive computing," but, so far, all the system has demonstrated is a knack for game shows. Now, however, IBM has announced Watson Discovery Advisor, a cloud-based service that'll enable researchers...
  • Mystery of Death Valley's sailing stones solved with GPS and time-lapse

    28 August 2014, 8:56 am by: Mariella Moon

    After decades of theories and attempts to solve the mystery of Death Valley's sailing stones, a trio of scientists has finally caught the process on tape. Their study started years ago, when two of them (a biologist and an engineer) hauled 15...
  • Is Dyson going to release a robotic vacuum cleaner?

    28 August 2014, 8:22 am by: Daniel Cooper

    When companies tease a product, there's sometimes a subtle clue or two hidden within the video or images. Sometimes, however, a company can reveal too much, and Dyson's "Project N223" certainly seems to hint, pretty strongly, that we're going to see...

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