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  • Made it: Mark Zuckerberg joins Madame Tussauds

    24 April 2014, 1:52 am by: Mat Smith

    A net worth of $27 billion. Doesn't wear socks. [Image: Mashable/Kurt Wagner]...
  • FDA's new e-cigarette regulations target 'healthier than tobacco' claims

    24 April 2014, 12:29 am by: Mat Smith

    The first federal regulations for electronic cigarettes will be announced this Thursday, according to the Food and Drug Administration. The proposals will include a ban on sales to minors, as well as requiring approval from the FDA, as well as health...
  • IBM's Watson supercomputer will soon be your personal shopper

    23 April 2014, 11:44 pm by: Mariella Moon

    Watson had been a doctor, a geneticist, a game show contestant and even a chef in the past. But now IBM's supercomputer has a new career: personal shopping. IBM has partnered with digital commerce firm Fluid to develop a cloud-based app called Expert...
  • ​Xiaomi plans to expand sales to 10 new markets, but the US isn't one of them

    23 April 2014, 10:41 pm by: Sean Buckley

    Looking forward to the day you can buy a Xiaomi smartphone in the US? Keep waiting. The company's founder announced the first ten countries in Xiaomi's international expansion today, and the United States didn't make the cut. A shame, perhaps, for...
  • Facebook's mobile focus is paying off

    23 April 2014, 9:26 pm by: Nicole Lee

    It's clear that when Facebook said it was going to be a mobile-first company back in 2013, it meant it. It's now surpassed 1 billion active mobile users a month, which is about a 34 percent increase compared to a year ago. Sure, a lot has happened in...
  • Daily Roundup: Samsung's love of plastic, Siri for Apple TV and more!

    23 April 2014, 8:21 pm by: Andy Bowen

    You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all...
  • Doctors want to fix you with 3D-printed tissues made from water droplets

    23 April 2014, 7:53 pm by: Jon Fingas

    Doctors dream of using 3D-printed tissues to patch up injuries, but current techniques tend to kill a lot of the cells used in the process. Thankfully, researchers at Oxford University spin-off OxSyBio have found a gentler way to build these...
  • Brazil passes an internet bill of rights enshrining net neutrality and privacy

    23 April 2014, 7:34 pm by: Jon Fingas

    While the world has been deciding who governs the internet, Brazil has been busy establishing internet rules of its own -- and they may just set an example for everyone else. The country has passed a bill of rights that goes some length towards...
  • One of Activision's top moneymakers gets a new entry in Skylanders: Trap Team

    23 April 2014, 7:00 pm by: Ben Gilbert

    Like taxes, iPhones and, well, Madden, you can count on a new Skylanders game every year. If you're unfamiliar with the franchise, that may just be a symptom of not being around kids -- the toy / video game series is a dominant force in the kids...
  • Amazon's Prime Pantry service lets you ship 45 pounds of groceries for a $6 fee

    23 April 2014, 6:31 pm by: Sarah Silbert

    Amazon's dead-set on killing off the grocery store, with a same-day delivery service and even a Dash gadget for restocking items around the house. Now the retailer's going one step further, taking on Costco and Walmart with a new program called Prime...
  • Bing's kid-friendly search is now available to every grade school in the US

    23 April 2014, 5:58 pm by: Jon Fingas

    Your kid's in-school web searches may soon be much safer and smarter: Microsoft has just expanded availability of its Bing school program (now Bing in the Classroom) to all K-12 institutions in the US. The move lets any school fill out a form to...
  • Etsy acquires indie-gadget marketplace Grand St.

    23 April 2014, 5:36 pm by: Sarah Silbert

    Gadgets are probably the last thing you'd look for on Etsy's DIY-heavy marketplace, but that could soon change. Today the NY-based company announced that it's acquiring Grand St., an online retailer focused on electronics with a creative, maker bent...
  • Apple's iPhone sales soar while the iPad slumps slightly

    23 April 2014, 5:06 pm by: Chris Velazco

    It's that time again: Apple has just posted its Q2 2014 financials, and there are some interesting device sales numbers to peep at. Apple saw a big year-over-year jump in the number of iPhones sold (43.7 million this time vs. 37.4 million in the same...
  • Engadget HD Podcast 395 - 4.23.14

    23 April 2014, 4:41 pm by: Jon Turi

    Let's just cut to the chase: Aereo's battle with broadcast TV hit the Supreme Court this week and it's one of the biggest entertainment-related court confrontations since the Betamax case in 1984. Confusion levels have been high, but Ben and Richard...
  • WSJ: FCC's new net neutrality rules mean ISPs don't have to be neutral (update: FCC responds)

    23 April 2014, 4:13 pm by: Richard Lawler

    After existing Open Internet, or net neutrality, regulations were struck down in court earlier this year, it appears the FCC is ready to come back with new ones. Re/code reports Chairman Tom Wheeler confirmed they will be on the table at an agency...
  • A Siri-controlled Apple TV may be on the way

    23 April 2014, 3:41 pm by: Emily Price

    Soon you might be able to simply ask your Apple TV to start playing 'House of Cards' rather than fumbling through a series menus. Code found in iOS 7.1's software development kit indicates that Siri is one its way to a new device, likely Apple's...
  • ​Twitch streams more live video than the WWE, MLB and ESPN combined

    23 April 2014, 3:12 pm by: Sean Buckley

    Video games now have more online spectators than traditional sports. Crazy, right? It's crazy. According to Qwilt, a company that provides video caching services to content creators, Twitch is now the most popular live streaming site in the US. The...
  • 'Cosmos' brings Neil deGrasse Tyson's moustache to Blu-ray and DVD in June

    23 April 2014, 2:41 pm by: Timothy J. Seppala

    If you've missed a few episodes of the Cosmos revival or maybe just want to fill the universe-sized hole in your media rack, the series hits Blu-ray and DVD this summer. Come June 10th (two days after the final episode airs), you'll be able to watch...
  • Your connected home could one day save your life

    23 April 2014, 2:00 pm by: Sarah Silbert

    Consider this scenario: Randall is an elderly man living alone. He's doing pretty well -- until one day he has a mild stroke. In the weeks that follow, he's not as active as usual, getting up later and not leaving the house. Motion detectors, a...
  • Microsoft offers a peek at Remote Desktop to Windows Phone 8.1 users

    23 April 2014, 1:42 pm by: Jon Fingas

    Microsoft promised that it would put out a Remote Desktop app for Windows Phone, and it's making good on its word -- provided you're an early adopter, anyway. The company has released a Remote Desktop Preview that requires Windows Phone 8.1 (which...
  • Verizon and Google have spent over $6 million on lobbying in 2014

    23 April 2014, 1:21 pm by: Ben Gilbert

    Two of the biggest names in American communications, Verizon and Google, are also two of the highest spenders in the world of political lobbying. In the last two years alone, the two spent a combined $63 million attempting to sway legislation in...
  • High school seniors conquer watery ketchup with 3D-printed bottle cap

    23 April 2014, 1:01 pm by: Jamie Rigg

    3D printers have produced some pretty amazing (and scary) stuff, and now a pair of high school seniors have successfully used the tech to ensure they'll never have to eat a soggy hotdog again. Tired of the watery, separated ketchup you get from a...
  • Scribd brings Lonely Planet guides to its book subscription service

    23 April 2014, 12:37 pm by: Daniel Cooper

    Scribd's e-book subscription service is only six months old, and already it's working hard to hook some big names to convince you that it's worth $9 a month. The company has now snagged a deal with publisher Lonely Planet that'll see hundreds of the...
  • Recon's deal with the 'other' Motorola could see a rugged Glass rival

    23 April 2014, 12:00 pm by: Daniel Cooper

    Head-mounted computing specialists Recon Instruments is building quite a team to take on Google Glass. Last year, Intel offered both cash and its manufacturing and technology expertise, and now the "other" Motorola has followed suit. Motorola...
  • US government approves Facebook's purchase of Oculus

    23 April 2014, 11:39 am by: Terrence O'Brien

    We're not sure there was ever much doubt, but the US government has given the thumbs up to Facebook's $2 billion purchase of Oculus VR. The Federal Trade Commission examined the deal and found that it would not violate American antitrust laws. Now...

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