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  • Lenovo's new gaming laptop is surprisingly light for a 17-inch machine

    3 September 2014, 12:01 am by: Dana Wollman

    Slimmed-down gaming laptops seem to be all the rage, but most of the designs we've seen don't have anything larger than a 14-inch display. Lenovo, however, appears to be taking a chance on big screens. The company just announced the Y70 Touch, a...
  • Lenovo unveils super-thin, super-light tablet (and the price isn't bad, either)

    3 September 2014, 12:01 am by: Dana Wollman

    Tablet fatigue: We have it, you have it. We all have it. That said, we'd be remiss if we let IFA go by without mentioning Lenovo's new Android slate. The Tab S8, as it's called, is an 8-inch device that manages to be almost as thin as both the Retina...
  • Samsung's Smart Home tech is apparently enough to make KITT the robot car jealous

    2 September 2014, 10:51 pm by: Mat Smith

    Samsung is seriously gunning for your potential smart home dollars - enough to draft in (and pay for) David Hasselhoff and his early-eighties partner, KITT. The car ain't happy. (And did he just say what I think he did?)...
  • Netgear's ultimate WiFi router gives you full speed on any frequency

    2 September 2014, 10:12 pm by: Jon Fingas

    Watch out, ASUS: you're not the only one with an extremely fast WiFi router these days. Netgear has just released the Nighthawk X4, the latest version of its sinister-looking flagship hotspot. The X4's four antennas let it deliver 802.11ac wireless...
  • Yes, HBO is re-airing 'The Wire' and this time it's in high-definition

    2 September 2014, 9:52 pm by: Richard Lawler

    Some of us have been waiting for this for years (*cough*, Ben), and now HBO has confirmed it: The Wire is being remastered and will be rebroadcast in high definition. News of the series' return to television popped up in a promo captured by Arthur...
  • This tiny, bipedal robot can somersault and run faster than a toddler

    2 September 2014, 8:50 pm by: Chris Velazco

    Those of you with recurring Terminator-esque nightmares of a not-so-distant future ruled by machines won't have to worry much about one robot developed by a research team at the University of Tokyo. The group (which happens to be the same one that...
  • Yelp escapes extortion lawsuit unscathed, except for its reputation

    2 September 2014, 8:23 pm by: Jon Fingas

    For years, businesses have accused Yelp of running an extortion racket. If companies refused to pay for ads, Yelp would allegedly pull down some of their positive reviews (and wreck sales) until they gave in. Well, those accusations don't appear to...
  • Engadget Daily: The deal with Twitch.tv, iCloud celebrity photo leak and more!

    2 September 2014, 7:14 pm by: Andy Bowen

    Today, we dive into the world of Twitch.tv, learn why many new apps are rejected from the App Store, check out a bling-tastic Galaxy Gear S, investigate the iCloud celebrity photo leak and more! Read on for Engadget's news highlights from the last 24...
  • EE tries to upstage its rivals with improved pay-as-you-go tariffs

    2 September 2014, 7:01 pm by: Matt Brian

    When you're the biggest 4G player in the UK, logic dictates that you don't let your rivals hog the limelight for too long. EE's well aware of this, so just a few days after Vodafone finally joined the 4G pay-as-you-go party, it's decided to improve...
  • Explore the world of 'Destiny' through Google Street View

    2 September 2014, 6:39 pm by: Edgar Alvarez

    Whether it's touring an insanely large cruise ship or the Polar Bear capital of the world, Google's Street View has you covered. But the search giant doesn't want to limit that virtual experience to tangible, real-life things, which is why it's...
  • Iranian President says internet access is crucial for his country

    2 September 2014, 6:06 pm by: Jon Fingas

    Iran may be quick to clamp down on internet freedoms, but President Hassan Rouhani doesn't believe that the country should cut itself off from the rest of the planet -- just the opposite. In a speech this weekend, he argued that it was crucial for...
  • Sound off! Have fitness trackers and wearables improved your health?

    2 September 2014, 5:38 pm by: Dave Schumaker

    Smartwatches are all the rage right now, but before we were obsessed with interesting new ways to get more notifications, it seemed like every company was developing a fitness tracker. Fitbit was one of the first with its pocketable tracker. Now...
  • Making a beer selection at happy hour has never been easier

    2 September 2014, 5:08 pm by: Billy Steele

    Even the most experienced beer drinker comes across selections they aren't familiar with, especially when traveling to a new locale. To help analyze the selections on a bar's suds list, just snap a picture with your trusty smartphone and let SipSnapp...
  • Hackers are using Google's antivirus tool to test their attacks

    2 September 2014, 4:41 pm by: Jon Fingas

    Google's VirusTotal site can be very handy if you're worried about malware; upload a file and dozens of antivirus tools will check to see if it's malicious. However, it's now clear that this site can hinder as much as it helps. Security research...
  • Kyocera's sapphire screen is tougher than we expected

    2 September 2014, 4:16 pm by: Brad Molen

    Few things in life are more satisfying than taking out pent-up aggression on a poor, helpless phone, and the Kyocera Brigadier gave me that opportunity this week. Armed with a 4.5-inch Sapphire Shield screen, the rugged Verizon-exclusive device...
  • 'Big players' from US and China reportedly interested in OUYA

    2 September 2014, 3:44 pm by: Edgar Alvarez

    OUYA's remained relatively quiet over the past few months, aside from making content-focused announcements here and there -- such as OUYA Everywhere and the expansion of it. That said, the gaming startup, once a Kickstarter sensation, could be making...
  • Meizu's MX4 is a big phone that's surprisingly comfy to hold

    2 September 2014, 3:19 pm by: Richard Lai

    Xiaomi may be the darling of tech publications when they look to the Chinese smartphone market, but let's not forget that Meizu is the real pioneer of community-centric phone brands. As such, Meizu is sparing no effort to one-up its arch rival with...
  • Apple says iCloud wasn't breached in celebrity photo leak

    2 September 2014, 2:54 pm by: Chris Velazco

    It wasn't long at all after personal and explicit photos of some 100 celebrities started making the rounds when people started attributing the leak to a breach of Apple's iCloud storage system. After a nearly two day long investigation, Apple has...
  • Facebook said to bring back some face-recognition features in the EU

    2 September 2014, 2:36 pm by: Edgar Alvarez

    In the past, European data authorities haven't been very receptive of Facebook's facial-recognition software. But it looks like that might be changing soon. According to TechCrunch, the social networking titan has (quietly) started to restore some...
  • SoftBank's humanoid helper robot will come to the US within a year

    2 September 2014, 2:09 pm by: Jon Fingas

    Good news: you won't have to book a flight to Japan to try SoftBank's Pepper robot for yourself. The telecom now expects the helpful humanoid machine to launch in the US within a year. There's no mention of American pricing so far, although you may...
  • Wellograph's fashionable fitness tracker is now on sale

    2 September 2014, 1:43 pm by: Daniel Cooper

    It was back in January that we got our first look at Wellograph's stylish fitness watch with a sapphire crystal display. More than half a year later, however, and the company is ready to start pushing the hardware out to its customers. The Wellograph...
  • We're live at IFA 2014 in Berlin!

    2 September 2014, 1:15 pm by: Brad Molen

    It's the first week of September, which means we're getting ready to attend the annual IFA trade show in Berlin. IFA is a difficult show to describe: While it's becoming a huge launchpad for smartphones, tablets and smartwatches, it's also...
  • Follow Reddit's crazy AMAs from its official app

    2 September 2014, 12:47 pm by: Steve Dent

    Reddit's Ask Me Anything (AMA) interviews with celebrities run the gamut from stellar to ugly, but they're usually entertaining -- and there's now a dedicated app. That means you won't have to wade through the site's copious content to find...
  • YouTube now lets you tip your favorite video makers

    2 September 2014, 12:21 pm by: Jon Fingas

    If you've been itching to tip YouTube video producers, you'll be glad to know that you can finally reward those people for their hard work: the Fan Funding feature has launched in Australia, Japan, Mexico and the US. If a video host sets up a virtual...
  • Android Wear updates will let you leave your phone at home

    2 September 2014, 11:54 am by: Jon Fingas

    One of the biggest gripes of smartwatch ownership is the (usual) dependency on your smartphone; do you really want to carry two devices when you're going out for a run? If you're an Android Wear fan, you won't have to in the near future. Google tells...

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