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  • Samsung's 3G-ready Gear S watch reaches the US November 7th

    30 October 2014, 11:30 am by: Jon Fingas

    Itching to strap Samsung's 3G-equipped Gear S smartwatch on your wrist? If you're in the US, you'll only have to wait one more week. The cellular-capable timepiece is now officially slated to reach American stores on November 7th, including Best Buy,...
  • Google makes Play Books more student friendly

    30 October 2014, 11:00 am by: Mariella Moon

    Google's latest Play Books update for Android makes the app a lot easier to use for reading non-fiction e-books. See, Play Books is perfect if you're just reading something from cover to cover. But if you're using it to read text or reference books...
  • NASA finds the smoking crater left by its crashed dust probe

    30 October 2014, 10:31 am by: Steve Dent

    NASA just spotted a needle in a haystack: the remains of the lunar dust probe LADEE, which was deliberately crashed into the dark side of the moon last year. The satellite was launched from Wallops Island a year ago to determine if lunar dust tends...
  • LG slims smartphone bezels to a virtually non-existent 0.7mm

    30 October 2014, 9:57 am by: Steve Dent

    You might talk about how much you hate large bezels, but LG is actually doing something about it. It just unveiled a 5.3-inch, 1080p LCD display with 0.7mm bezels, less than the width of a credit card. The Korean company said they're the world's...
  • Tim Cook says he's 'proud to be gay'

    30 October 2014, 9:14 am by: Aaron Souppouris

    Tim Cook has long topped lists as the "most powerful" gay person in the world, and today he's publicly addressed his sexuality for the first time. "Throughout my professional life, I've tried to maintain a basic level of privacy," the Apple CEO says...
  • Any.do adds collaboration, sharing features to its to-do app

    30 October 2014, 9:00 am by: Edgar Alvarez

    Productivity-focused app Any.do, which is available on iOS, Android and the web, has gained popularity largely because, well, it helps people get things done. But, with households and businesses being about more than just one particular user, the...
  • Channel Master tempts cord-cutters by adding YouTube to its subscription-free DVR

    30 October 2014, 8:57 am by: Daniel Cooper

    Let's imagine that you want to cut the cord, but still want to watch local OTA programming. If you want a DVR with online features, you've only really got the option of buying TiVo's Roamio OTA. Unfortunately, that device comes with a $15 per month...
  • Fox Sports Go comes to Windows Phone

    30 October 2014, 8:20 am by: Daniel Cooper

    If there's one downside to being a sports fan, it's that you can't take your HDTV with you wherever you go. Like, for instance, you get a lot of weird looks if you try and watch a 40-inch plasma while trying to buy groceries down at the local market....
  • It's official: Lenovo owns Motorola

    30 October 2014, 7:45 am by: Daniel Cooper

    The cash has been handed over, the contracts are signed and the lawyers are sipping champagne, which can only mean that Lenovo's deal to buy Motorola has been completed. The purchase makes Lenovo the world's third-largest smartphone maker, and the...
  • EE flips the switch on its faster 4G network in London

    30 October 2014, 7:35 am by: Jamie Rigg

    EE's been conducting closed trials of LTE-Advanced technology since last year, so imagine the red faces when Vodafone reported earlier this month that its own faster 4G network was about to go live in three cities. EE's now being forced to play...
  • Flipboard gets a makeover and thousands of new topics

    30 October 2014, 7:25 am by: Mariella Moon

    The folks at Flipboard must have been crazy busy these past months: the company has just unleashed a huge update for its iOS and Android apps, a few weeks after it finally released an app for Windows Phone. This update gives the digital...
  • Google releases its souped-up bookmarks manager for Chrome... again

    30 October 2014, 6:33 am by: Mariella Moon

    We've caught glimpses of Google's new image-rich bookmarks system for Chrome a couple of times in the past, and now it's back with a new name, but not much in the way of new features. The extension formerly known as Google Stars is now simply (and...
  • London police raise privacy hackles with gang violence software

    30 October 2014, 6:28 am by: Steve Dent

    London's Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has completed a 20-week study in a bid to more accurately predict whether specific gang members are likely to commit violence. The software, developed by Accenture, pulls data together from systems already...
  • Analog wrist watch can call emergency numbers even without a phone

    30 October 2014, 3:40 am by: Mariella Moon

    There are some smartwatches out there like Will.i.am's Puls that can make voice calls without having to connect to a phone. But have you ever heard of an analog watch with the same capability? No? Well, now you will: the GPS-equipped Limmex emergency...
  • Movie theaters ban Google Glass and other camera-toting wearables

    30 October 2014, 2:01 am by: Jon Fingas

    Many individual American movie theaters are already hostile to guests who use wearables like Google Glass, and they've now made that opposition official on a national level. Both the Motion Picture Association of America and the National Association...
  • 'OK Google' voice commands bound for even more third-party apps

    30 October 2014, 1:01 am by: Mariella Moon

    Google wants even third-party Android apps to be able to do searches using "Ok, Google" voice commands, so it's now making it easier for developers to integrate the feature. Now, all devs have to do is add a few lines of code to their...
  • FAA to drone pilots: fly near big sports events and face prison time

    30 October 2014, 12:28 am by: Jon Fingas

    If you have dreams of recording your own aerial footage of a baseball game using a drone, you'll want to put them on ice. The FAA has issued a warning to all pilots that they'll be fined or imprisoned if they fly remote-controlled aircraft too close...
  • Nintendo is making a fatigue and sleep-tracking health device

    29 October 2014, 11:34 pm by: Mat Smith

    At a briefing earlier today, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata explained that the company was now developing a device to monitor sleep and levels of fatigue. However, it didn't sound like it would be a wearable device -- even though it's the done thing....
  • Xiaomi may now be the third-biggest smartphone maker in world

    29 October 2014, 10:56 pm by: Mat Smith

    Xiaomi, the smartphone of choice in China, just had a really good few months selling phones. According to Strategy Analytics, it reckon the new phone maker is now the third largest smartphone maker in the world, trailing only Samsung and Apple. Its...
  • Lenovo's new 13-inch 'Yoga' tablet is as big as its Windows Ultrabooks

    29 October 2014, 9:00 pm by: Dana Wollman

    Lenovo seems to be coming full circle. After knocking our socks off with the original Yoga, a 13-inch Ultrabook whose screen could fold all the way back, the company followed up with a spinoff product called the Yoga Tablet. Today, the lineup...
  • 'Microsoft Band' fitness tracker leaks out (update: goes on sale Thursday for $199)

    29 October 2014, 8:52 pm by: Richard Lawler

    It looks like the curtains have been raised early on Microsoft's attempt to join the wearable game. Windows Central points out that sync apps have appeared in the Mac and Android app stores (update: and Microsoft's), set to personalize and track data...
  • Samsung faces the bad news: sales of its high-end phones are sliding

    29 October 2014, 8:32 pm by: Richard Lawler

    Confirming its own estimates from earlier this month, Samsung announced tonight that it accumulated an operating profit of $3.9 billion in Q3. That's not a bad haul for most companies in the July to September period, but last year Samsung proudly...
  • Engadget Daily: Hands-on with the Nexus 6, HP Sprout and more!

    29 October 2014, 8:11 pm by: Andy Bowen

    Itching to know more about the large-screened Nexus 6? We have you covered. What about HP's new Sprout all-in-one and "Multi Fusion Jet" 3D printer? You bet! Read on for Engadget's news highlights from the last 24 hours, including the Oppo N3, Google...
  • YouTube's silky smooth 60FPS video is now ready for viewing

    29 October 2014, 7:36 pm by: Jon Fingas

    YouTube promised that you'd see many videos playing at a brisk 60 frames per second this year, and it looks like the streaming site has made good on its word. While there were a few 60FPS test clips in the spring, you can now see regular uploads with...
  • An average Tinder user spends 90 minutes swiping each day

    29 October 2014, 6:58 pm by: Billy Steele

    The swipe left or right method of match making has helped Tinder rise in popularity since its debut two years ago. In a report from The New York Times, we get a glimpse at just how folks are using the app. In the aforementioned time frame, the mobile...

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