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  • Samsung's Milk Music will soon cost $4 per month to listen ad-free

    18 April 2014, 10:11 am by: Jon Fingas

    You know what they say about all good things in life. Samsung has been offering an ad-free version of its Milk Music service for no charge since launch, but the company has posted a new infographic revealing that Americans will soon have to pay $4...
  • Google kicks off Chromecast offers program with £5 of free Play credit

    18 April 2014, 10:05 am by: Jamie Rigg

    With Google's Chromecast streaming dongle now fully settled in the UK, the great provider (of search results) has kicked off a promotional program rewarding new and old customers alike. You'll find the offer highlighted in the Play store, where...
  • NASA just crashed a satellite into the moon on purpose

    18 April 2014, 9:45 am by: Daniel Cooper

    You might remember NASA's LADEE as the satellite where the administration tested a new broadband-fast laser communication system for sending data back to Earth. Now, however, the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer is no more, since NASA...
  • Engadget Eurocast 060 - 4.18.14

    18 April 2014, 9:02 am by: Jon Turi

    Matt's been steeped in old timey video over the past few days and it seems to have affected Dan's state of mind and podcast introduction. Once the anachronistic antics subside, the lads dig into the plausibility and potential for Google's Project...
  • Microsoft's now letting developers respond to app store critics

    18 April 2014, 8:32 am by: Daniel Cooper

    If a Windows Phone app disappoints you, it's probably right that you call out its failings and warn others to steer clear. Don't be surprised, however, if the minds behind the software start responding to your gripes directly. Microsoft is slowly...
  • Wu-Tang fans hope to liberate 'Shaolin' for $5 million but have a ways to go (updated)

    18 April 2014, 7:40 am by: Timothy J. Seppala

    When you have the cultural cachet of someone like the Wu-Tang Clan, there are a handful of luxuries afforded to you that few others have. Like selling the only copy of your upcoming album for $5 million, for instance. But in an effort to free Once...
  • Candy Crush developer admits it can't really own the word 'Candy'

    18 April 2014, 6:42 am by: Steve Dent

    Although King's $7 billion empire is built on the slim foundation of its lone blockbuster, Candy Crush Saga, many thought its efforts to trademark "Saga" and "Candy" were a bit over-the-top. It now turns out the company isn't trying to crush every...
  • Stream: The Science of Soil

    18 April 2014, 6:00 am by: Daniel Cooper

    Most people take soil for granted, assuming that if you shove a seed into some dirt and add some water, hey presto. Stick it under an electron microscope, however, and you suddenly see a whole microcosm that exists beneath our feet. Landscape...
  • Watch Google test its 3D-sensing phones on robots in zero gravity

    18 April 2014, 5:54 am by: Jon Fingas

    Wonder what Google's Project Tango-equipped SPHERES robots will look like when they're in action aboard the International Space Station? The company is more than happy to show you. It has posted video of a recent test that took the machines on a zero...
  • Optical zoom tipped to hit HTC handsets in 2015

    18 April 2014, 4:40 am by: Jamie Rigg

    Like most companies in the smartphone game, HTC wants to pack its top-of-the-range devices with powerful camera tech, and that's no longer just a case of adding more megapixels. The new HTC One (M8), for instance, hosts a pair of Ultrapixel cameras...
  • 'Wearable eyes' take all the work out of having emotions

    18 April 2014, 3:44 am by: Mariella Moon

    Ever seen one of those funny novelty spectacles with eyes drawn on them? Dr. Hirotaka Osawa from Tsukuba University in Japan has designed a high-tech version of those called AgencyGlass, and they have eyes that actually move. The digital eyes blink...
  • Skitch makes sharing annotated pics easier for iPhone and iPad

    18 April 2014, 2:47 am by: Mariella Moon

    Skitch's share screen for iOS just got a makeover, making it easier to send out and save your annotated, doodle-filled masterpieces. The latest iOS update now shows a preview of your image on the Share screen, where you can type in and attach a...
  • Rogers' widened LTE support gives Canadians speedier data indoors

    18 April 2014, 1:21 am by: Jon Fingas

    Canada got LTE relatively quickly, but that fast data currently has a big catch: since it doesn't run on low frequencies like in the US, you sometimes drop to 3G when you head indoors. Thankfully, those slowdowns won't be an issue for much longer....
  • Honeywell's Bluetooth air purifier gets pollen alerts from your smartphone

    18 April 2014, 12:27 am by: Zach Honig

    Your air conditioner may already be connected to the web, but what about that lowly air purifier gallantly battling dust in the corner? If a completely connected home is on the docket, prep your 270 bucks and get ready for an upgrade. Honeywell's...
  • Turkey to censor tweets with 'malicious' content

    17 April 2014, 11:48 pm by: Mariella Moon

    Twitter might not be banned in Turkey anymore, but the country's government isn't quite done putting it through the censorship wringer yet. In fact, Turkish Communications Minister Lütfi Elvan just released a written statement that says: "We...
  • UberX adds $1 charge to cover getting you home safely

    17 April 2014, 11:16 pm by: Emily Price

    Sure, UberX might get you to your destination for less money than a taxi, but do you want to arrive safely? That will be an extra dollar. Not really, but sort of. Uber has added a $1 surcharge to UberX rides. Called a "Safe Rides Fee," the company...
  • Orange is the New Black trailer promises a 'next level crazy' season two

    17 April 2014, 10:53 pm by: Richard Lawler

    House of Cards is probably Netflix's most-discussed original series, but fans of Orange is the New Black would argue it matches Frank Underwood & Co. in both deviousness and quality. As usual, the entire second season will premiere at once on June...
  • Wave your hands like you just don't care to control videos on Vimeo

    17 April 2014, 10:09 pm by: Edgar Alvarez

    There's never been a better time to just kick back and watch whatever you want, what with the many ways in which content can be consumed nowadays. And if you enjoy watching videos on Vimeo, things are about to get even easier. The company recently...
  • Toshiba's ultra-fast microSD cards will let you shoot like a pro with small cameras

    17 April 2014, 9:40 pm by: Jon Fingas

    It's easy to find fast storage if you have a big camera, but not so much if you have a very tiny mirrorless cam that uses microSD cards -- more often than not, you're stuck in the slow lane. You won't be held back for much longer if Toshiba has its...
  • Ubuntu 14.04 is ready for a world filled with high-resolution touchscreens and tablets

    17 April 2014, 9:07 pm by: Terrence O'Brien

    Has it truly been six months already? It feel like just yesterday we were kicking the tires on a fresh install of Saucy Salamander. Now Canonical is pushing out the latest version of its popular Linux distro. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (code named: Trusty...
  • Daily Roundup: Street View vs. captchas, living in a connected home and more!

    17 April 2014, 8:50 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...
  • You might be able to unlock your next Chromebook with your smartphone

    17 April 2014, 8:22 pm by: Sean Buckley

    Can't remember your password? Someday, you might not have to. A new feature in Google's Chrome OS dev channel promises to instantly unlock a user's Chromebook whenever their phone is nearby. Unfortunately, the feature doesn't actually work. The...
  • Twitter's new Windows Phone beta ties into your photo collection

    17 April 2014, 7:58 pm by: Jon Fingas

    A handful of those eager to install the Windows Phone 8.1 preview just got an additional perk for being early adopters. NokiaNewsIreland has discovered an unannounced (and now unavailable) open beta for Twitter's Windows Phone 8.1 app that makes much...
  • RunKeeper gets into the step-tracking game with Breeze

    17 April 2014, 7:32 pm by: Terrence O'Brien

    When it comes to being fit, it's really the small stuff that counts. You can go to the gym as much as you want, run five miles every morning -- but if you eat like crap, drive yourself to the corner store and take the elevator every morning to your...
  • Titanfall pushes Xbox One sales to 5 million total, but it can't pass PlayStation

    17 April 2014, 7:09 pm by: Sean Buckley

    Sony and Microsoft's console sales were neck and neck for awhile, but the gap is starting to widen: according to the latest NPD numbers, Sony is winning the race. Yesterday, the Japanese hardware manufacturer announced that it has moved more than...

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