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  • Weave app brings Tinder-style swipes to job hunting

    26 July 2014, 6:41 am by: Mariella Moon

    Tinder's swipe-able interface is such a hit, that a lot of new apps are copying it. One new, notable app among them all is called Weave, which is essentially (there's no other way to describe it) a more boring Tinder to find fellow professionals...
  • David Attenborough's next 3D nature doc and new VR experiences are coming soon

    26 July 2014, 2:33 am by: Richard Lawler

    The 3D hype may have died down from its peak a few years ago, but Sir David Attenborough is continuing to make use of the technology (check after the break for a video explaining some of the infatuation with it) for his critically acclaimed nature...
  • ​The Tesla Model S doesn't have onboard navigation in China

    25 July 2014, 10:57 pm by: Sean Buckley

    Take a Tesla Model S for a spin in the US or Europe, and you'll have the help of a integrated navigation system to help you find your way. In China, you'll have to unfold a traditional, paper map. Local drivers are learning that the country's...
  • China's Baidu to challenge Google with its own self-driving car

    25 July 2014, 8:21 pm by: Sean Buckley

    Baidu is often referred to as "China's Google," but it's not quite the same. It's true, the company is working on it's own self-driving car, but it thinks Google's no-wheel design is all wrong. According to Kai Yu, Baidu's Institute of Deep...
  • Engadget Daily: the battle for VR, Bose sues Beats, and more!

    25 July 2014, 7:24 pm by: Andy Bowen

    Today, we explore the world of VR, watch Bose sue Beats, learn about a few tools to help you get the most out of Netflix and look at our favorite 11 laptops you can buy right now. Read on for Engadget's news highlights from the last 24 hours....
  • Playdate: We're livestreaming the 'Destiny' beta on Xbox One! (update: it's over!)

    25 July 2014, 6:30 pm by: Timothy J. Seppala

    Welcome, ladygeeks and gentlenerds, to the new era of gaming. The one where you get to watch, and comment, as other people livestream gameplay from next-gen consoles. Because games! They're fun!...
  • High-tech headband looks to prevent drowning, bad parenting

    25 July 2014, 6:16 pm by: Billy Steele

    Some drowning incidents can be easily prevented, and a wearable device wants to keep tabs on submersion time while your kids are at the pool. The iSwimband is a Bluetooth-enabled sensor that syncs up with an iOS device to alert you when that little...
  • Microsoft unleashes 'Settlers of Catan' on the web

    25 July 2014, 5:38 pm by: Dana Wollman

    Microsoft has something of an extracurricular activity: When it's not releasing Office for iPad or updating Windows, it has a habit of helping other companies build websites. Its latest project is a web version of Settlers of Catan, the popular board...
  • Verizon to start throttling data on unlimited LTE plans

    25 July 2014, 4:49 pm by: Edgar Alvarez

    Out of the many trappings US carriers have in common, throttling speeds for heavy data users is certainly one of them. So, accordingly, it's not surprising for Verizon to confirm reports that it will soon start slowing things down for more customers....
  • The top 11 laptops you can buy right now

    25 July 2014, 4:00 pm by: Jon Turi

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  • ​Cellphone unlocking bill passes through the House, heads to the Oval Office

    25 July 2014, 3:34 pm by: Sean Buckley

    Well, it seems like the US cellphone unlocking bill didn't get held up legislation after all: the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act just passed through the House of Representatives with unanimous support. The measure reverses the...
  • Watching 'Sharknado' with Syfy Sync and Philips Hue

    25 July 2014, 3:07 pm by: Zach Honig

    When I open my mailbox, I often find Amazon packages that I don't remember ordering. But today's surprise was a DVD of Sharknado, a movie I absolutely did not purchase. My first instinct was to contact Amazon and change my password, but then I found...
  • Now that Apple is buying Beats, Bose sues over noise-cancelling patents

    25 July 2014, 2:38 pm by: Billy Steele

    The ink is likely dry on the Apple/Beats deal, but it has yet to be officially stamped with regulatory approval. Bose is now going after Cupertino's big purchase though, as the audio outfit is suing over alleged patent infringement. The suit takes...
  • Get the most out of Netflix with these tools -- while you still can

    25 July 2014, 2:00 pm by: Richard Lawler

    We've heard your complaint: you can't find anything to watch on Netflix. Despite all the A/B testing, app updates and data Netflix is measuring behind the scenes, the way it presents the library makes it nearly impossible to see everything that's...
  • SpaceX CEO Elon Musk wants to go to Mars

    25 July 2014, 1:36 pm by: Ben Gilbert

    The United States space shuttle program no longer exists, which leaves NASA's astronauts with few options for hitching a ride to the International Space Station. One option, Russia's space program, is currently roadblocked by politics. Another other...
  • Lyft gets the green light to operate in New York City

    25 July 2014, 1:01 pm by: Edgar Alvarez

    Nearly two weeks after New York's Attorney General, Eric T. Schneiderman, made a push to bar Lyft from offering its ridesharing service in New York City, both parties have finally come to an agreement. As a result, Lyft is now free to operate in all...
  • A solar storm in 2012 just barely avoided devastating our planet

    25 July 2014, 12:51 pm by: Zach Honig

    If you've spent time on a beach without protection, you probably have a good idea of just how damaging the sun can be. That gigantic star that gives us life from millions of miles away can also do great harm, as Earth nearly discovered during a...
  • The Pirate Bay makes it even easier to torrent on the go

    25 July 2014, 12:14 pm by: Edgar Alvarez

    Regardless of what you may be searching for on The Pirate Bay, it wouldn't hurt to be doing so with style and ease of use. In consideration of this, the popular (and controversial) torrent-sharing property has launched a brand new mobile site,...
  • Cortana won't sound like Cortana on UK Windows Phones

    25 July 2014, 11:42 am by: Matt Brian

    Now that Microsoft is rolling Windows Phone 8.1 out to handsets, users can now start chatting with its new virtual assistant, Cortana. Right now, she's limited to the US, but the Cortana man at Microsoft, Marcus Ash, has tweeted that "barring an...
  • Google Play gets a section for offline games

    25 July 2014, 11:06 am by: Zach Honig

    In an ideal world, your smartphone and tablet would always be online (and you'd still have an unlimited data plan), but that's just not the case. Problem is, some Android games require a connection even after you've completed your download, but...
  • The battle for virtual reality: Google, Samsung, Sony and Oculus VR

    25 July 2014, 10:30 am by: Ben Gilbert

    Back in June, Google revealed Cardboard: an open-source attempt at mobile virtual reality. Heck, even the "hardware" is open source --here are instructions to make your own, right now! But the concept is more than a low-tech solution to mobile VR....
  • Firefox Android beta puts Instagram feeds straight into your browser

    25 July 2014, 9:31 am by: Steve Dent

    Firefox has already shown off an Android launcher and is now trying some spiffy personalization features for its Android browser. The latest beta flaunts a new class of "panel" add-ons with home page feeds like Pocket, Wikipedia, Instagram and more....
  • Repairing the Fire Phone's cameras is more difficult than you think

    25 July 2014, 8:42 am by: Daniel Cooper

    The intrepid disassemblers over at iFixit have torn Amazon's Fire phone asunder in order to determine how repairable it is, but what did they find? At first blush, things seemed promising, with standard Torx screws holding the chassis together, but...
  • US to write privacy rulebook for commercial and civilian drones

    25 July 2014, 7:38 am by: Daniel Cooper

    You may not be able to fly your drone wherever you want, but there's no rules on what you can actually do with it. That's likely to change, with Politico reporting that President Obama will tell the NTIA to draw up privacy guidelines for unmanned...
  • London's Tube to accept contactless payments from September 16th

    25 July 2014, 6:44 am by: Jamie Rigg

    The contactless payment feature on your bank card is ideal for speeding up minor purchases, and soon it'll be able to replace your Oyster, too. London buses have supported contactless payments for some time, and Transport for London (TfL) has today...

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