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  • 'Goat Simulator' is now ruining picnics and butting heads on iOS and Android

    17 September 2014, 4:25 am by: Timothy J. Seppala

    Can't wait for the Xbox One version of Goat Simulator's absolute madness and have an iOS device? (Update: Or an Android one?) Well, then Coffee Stain Studios has you covered. The team's not-at-all serious (or realistic) depiction of goat life is now...
  • Virgin Media's TiVo design makeover begins with an updated iOS app

    17 September 2014, 4:14 am by: Matt Brian

    For the first time in four years, Virgin Media is going to give its TiVo user interface a much-needed facelift. Gone is the rich red that previously adorned menus, replaced with a new "plum" colour (purple to the untrained eye), that's expected to...
  • ​Sony expects losses to quadruple because of its smartphones

    17 September 2014, 3:21 am by: Mat Smith

    Once again recalibrating its bad news for the latest financial quarter, Sony has quadrupled its forecast loss for the financial year and it's down to those Xperia smartphones. The company already cut its forecast for smartphone sales in July, and...
  • iOS 8 doesn't play well with Dropbox's automatic backup feature

    17 September 2014, 3:05 am by: Mariella Moon

    You excited that iOS 8's scheduled to land on your iPhones and iPads later? Cool, but if you avidly use Dropbox to back up your photos and videos, the new software comes bundled with a dash of disappointment. According to Dropbox, its service has an...
  • 'Deep Web' is a show based on the Silk Road story

    17 September 2014, 2:03 am by: Timothy J. Seppala

    If the hacker bits in House of Cards' second season stoked a fire in you for the illicit parts of the internet, maybe Spike TV and Gary Oldman (pictured above) have you covered. The former has partnered with the latter and a few others to produce a...
  • Goat-inspired prosthetic leg will give rock climbers better footing

    17 September 2014, 1:05 am by: Sean Buckley

    For all the neural-controlled, bluetooth-enabled and sport-specific prosthetics humanity has designed over the years, one thing remains constant: most of of them are lousy for climbing rock faces. Design student Kai Lin learned this while researching...
  • Yes, Unreal Engine 4 is coming to Samsung Gear VR too

    17 September 2014, 12:04 am by: Timothy J. Seppala

    The latest game development toolkit from Epic Games supports Oculus Rift and Sony's Project Morpheus, but what about virtual or augmented reality on mobile devices? That's coming, too -- and apparently pretty soon. Road to VR has noticed that on...
  • Verizon's HD voice and video chat only works on two phones (for now)

    16 September 2014, 11:03 pm by: Mariella Moon

    Verizon's HD voice and video chat feature is now live, just like it promised back in August. The carrier officially calls it "Advanced Calling 1.0," and it lets you make high-definition voice calls over LTE to other Verizon phones that also have the...
  • Cosmos for Android lets you browse the web via SMS

    16 September 2014, 10:11 pm by: Mariella Moon

    In many parts of the world where LTE and 3G aren't as accessible, something like the Cosmos browser for Android could be incredibly cheap and useful. This upcoming Android app, you see, doesn't need data to work -- you simply plug in a URL, and it...
  • iOS 8 review: Some overdue updates, but well worth the wait

    16 September 2014, 9:00 pm by: Brad Molen

    Out with the old, in with the new. That was the theme of last year's iOS update, known as iOS 7, which ushered in a flat new design. Although Apple threw in some new functionality as well, it was clear the company was mainly focused on giving its...
  • iPhone 6 and 6 Plus review: bigger and better, but with stiffer competition

    16 September 2014, 9:00 pm by: Brad Molen

    To say that Apple's doing things differently would be an understatement. With the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, the company introduced two new high-end phones at the same time, both with a complete redesign and a much larger...
  • Android's new flatter design is taking over the Play Store app soon

    16 September 2014, 8:28 pm by: Jon Fingas

    Google may have already given Android's Play Store a big makeover this summer, but it's not done yet -- there's another revamp coming this year. Android Police has posted shots of a pre-release Play Store 5.0 update that's very clearly guided by...
  • ZTE's new supersized phone packs a two-day battery and a low price

    16 September 2014, 8:00 pm by: Jon Fingas

    If you like the prospect of a giant smartphone but find even LG's G Vista too rich for your blood, ZTE might have something that's more up your alley. It just unveiled the ZMAX, a 5.7-inch device that hopefully won't crush your bank account. The 720p...
  • Samsung's new online sitcom tries to make its employees look hip

    16 September 2014, 7:37 pm by: Jon Fingas

    Samsung doesn't just want to make its products look cool -- it wants its jobs to look cool, too. It's accordingly launching Best Future, an online-only musical sitcom that portrays Samsung as a hip place to work for young South Koreans. The star is...
  • Engadget Daily: LittleBits unveils BitLab, hands-on with the Socialmatic camera and more!

    16 September 2014, 7:26 pm by: Andy Bowen

    Today at Photokina 2014, we go hands-on with the oddly shaped Polaroid Socialmatic, and well, a lot of seriously expensive Leica shooters. But that's not all -- read on for Engadget's news highlights from the last 24 hours. ...
  • Apple iCloud backups are finally protected by two-factor authentication (update)

    16 September 2014, 7:04 pm by: Richard Lawler

    Need another reason to activate two-factor authentication on your Apple device? Ars Technica and Apple Insider report that the security check now extends to cover iCloud device backups too, something it didn't do before. That means if someone gets...
  • Samsung's next big budget phone is made for selfies

    16 September 2014, 6:25 pm by: Jon Fingas

    Companies like Microsoft and Sony know that you don't necessarily want to buy a high-end smartphone just to take selfies, and it now appears that Samsung knows this, too. In the wake of store listings and government filings, Thegioididong has managed...
  • Leica continues tradition of re-branding Panasonic cams with V-Lux, D-Lux

    16 September 2014, 6:01 pm by: Zach Honig

    We've seen plenty of interesting rebrands in past years. Leica's perhaps the most prolific manufacturer to redesign housings and jack up a camera's price, but Hasselblad is also guilty of trying to pass off a competitor's cam as its own, with the...
  • Coming this January: The 2015 Best of CES Awards, brought to you by Engadget

    16 September 2014, 5:29 pm by: Michael Gorman

    We know. It's only September, but it's never too early to start dreaming of that greatest of all gadget gatherings, the International CES. As always, the Engadget editorial team will descend upon the Las Vegas Convention Center this January to bring...
  • Capture super-sharp shots with Leica's X point-and-shoot

    16 September 2014, 5:06 pm by: Zach Honig

    Leica cameras are not without their critics, especially when it comes to pricing (which admittedly can be absolutely absurd at times), but the company's point-and-shoots are more affordable. Of course you'll still pay a significant premium for the...
  • Boeing and SpaceX will shuttle American astronauts to the ISS

    16 September 2014, 4:21 pm by: Jon Fingas

    There had been rumors of NASA awarding Boeing a big contract for its Commercial Crew Program, and it turns out that the claims were true -- and then some. The agency has just announced that both Boeing's CST-100 capsule and SpaceX's Dragon V2 will...
  • Relonch camera case brings an APS-C sensor, f/2 lens to your iPhone

    16 September 2014, 3:43 pm by: Zach Honig

    "It would be really hard to make a trashy photo." That's the actual tagline for a company called Relonch, which just launched (correct spelling) a camera case for iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 at Photokina today. Normally we'd dismiss such a product as...
  • Chromecast finally plays nice with Disney videos, Twitch streams

    16 September 2014, 3:14 pm by: Chris Velazco

    Heads up, Chromecast owners - your $35 media-flinging dongle just got a new infusion of oomph. Google announced on its official Chrome blog earlier today that users can now stream content from a slew of Disney apps (think WATCH Disney, WATCH Disney...
  • Lomo's latest camera is expensive, impractical and uses 120 film

    16 September 2014, 2:48 pm by: Daniel Cooper

    One of the great benefits of shooting with 120 film is that not only will they enlarge with much less graininess, but it also allows for a shallower depth of field. We're not sure either of those considerations will necessarily apply to the hipsters...
  • Google makes it easier to create and share your own maps

    16 September 2014, 2:20 pm by: Jon Fingas

    Google has had tools for creating custom maps for a while, but they haven't been very accessible -- especially not if you've wanted to find your friends' creations. It should be easier to track down those hand-made tourist guides and trail markers...

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