• Sundar Pichai takes control of Google's crucial products

    Oct 25, 2014

    Sundar Pichai takes control of Google's crucial products Well, we guess congratulations are in order. According to Re/code, Sundar Pichai, the senior vice president at Google who used to just be in charge of the Chrome, Android, and web apps teams now basically has control of almost every other Google...

  • Playdate: We're livestreaming 'Fantasia: Music Evolved' on Xbox One!

    Oct 25, 2014

    Playdate: We're livestreaming 'Fantasia: Music Evolved' on Xbox One! The developers at Harmonix Music Systems know a thing or two about music. And we'd hope so, it is in the company name, after all. The studio's latest Kinect game, Fantasia: Music Evolved, is quite a bit different than anything they've done...

  • Got Google's new Inbox app? Now you can invite three friends!

    Oct 24, 2014

    Got Google's new Inbox app? Now you can invite three friends! The jury's still out on Google's new mobile approach to email, but that hasn't stopped people from going a little batty over getting invited to use it (see also: Gmail, Google Wave). In case you were feeling a little weird about begging Google for an...

  • Nest buys home-automation rival Revolvr to shut it down

    Oct 24, 2014

    Nest has acquired Revolv, the Colarado-based startup which allowed users to control their smart home devices from a single interface using their smartphone. No price has yet been announced for the purchase, which follows Nest’s $555 million Dropcam purchase back in…Read more ›

  • Yardarm will tell dispatchers when and where police fire guns

    Oct 24, 2014

    Yardarm will tell dispatchers when and where police fire guns With the exception of maybe old Andy Taylor, most police officers in the United States carry a firearm as part of their standard equipment. Wouldn't it be nice to know when those sidearms are drawn, and why? A Silicon Valley startup called Yardarm...

  • Apple design guru’s latest masterpiece is a custom double-barreled shotgun

    Oct 24, 2014

    Italian firearm maker Beretta has enlisted Apple’s new design guru, Marc Newson, to create a hunting double-barreled shotgun. Newson has created a custom version of the classic double-barrelled 486 Parallelo shotgun for Beretta, which will be officially unveiled at an…Read more ›

  • AT&T locks your new iPad's SIM so you can't switch carriers without a new one

    Oct 24, 2014

    AT&T locks your new iPad's SIM so you can't switch carriers without a new one Apple's iPad Air 2 and Mini 3 launched with a very, very pleasant surprise: If you splurged on an LTE model, you could choose whether you wanted to jump on Sprint's, T-Mobile's or AT&T's networks (along with EE's if you're in the UK), with nary a SIM...

  • AT&T locks Apple SIM in new iPads, thereby defeating its purpose

    Oct 24, 2014

    The Apple SIM in the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 is based on an awesome idea—who doesn’t want to switch carriers with a tap of the screen? But the actual utility of the Apple SIM is pretty muddled, as evidenced…Read more ›

  • The Nexus 9 wasn't designed to be an iPad killer

    Oct 24, 2014

    The Nexus 9 wasn't designed to be an iPad killer The Nexus 9 wasn't designed to be an iPad killer; it was designed to inspire Google's Android partners to create one instead. Though you'd be forgiven for thinking otherwise: It was announced one day before the iPad Air 2 and mini 3, comes with a...

  • Google exec sets a new record for highest-altitude jump (video)

    Oct 24, 2014

    Google exec sets a new record for highest-altitude jump (video) Move over Felix Baumgartner -- just two years after the daredevil's record setting 128,000 foot Red Bull Stratos space jump, Google VP Alan Eustace has topped it. The New York Times reports Eustace rode a balloon 135,908 feet above New Mexico and...

  • Air New Zealand uses The Hobbit to make the most epic air safety video ever

    Oct 24, 2014

    Tired of the same old boring pitch that flight attendants have to give you in accordance with FAA regulations? Well, Air New Zealand decided to make its own briefing a lot more epic in the latest video for the official…Read more ›

  • How to use OS X Yosemite to send texts from your Mac

    Oct 24, 2014

    In the past, using the Messages app on a Mac could be an irritating experience. And what if a friend dared to send a green-bubble text from an Android phone? When texting from your Mac, messaging those friends wasn’t possible…Read more ›

  • Nest can now talk to Pebble and other home automation products

    Oct 24, 2014

    Nest can now talk to Pebble and other home automation products Nest's thermostat and smoke detector now works with more third-party home automation products, the first fruits of the developer program that the Google-owned company launched in June. First in the list is something you're likely familiar with:...

  • Canadians now have faster mobile data than you

    Oct 24, 2014

    Canadians now have faster mobile data than you Our Canadian neighbors have already been given a taste of Rogers' extremely data-friendly LTE, but now the carrier is officially rolling out its LTE-Advanced network across 12 different cities. In fact, it's the first North Amercian carrier to launch...

  • Deezer bets podcasts will make its music service better

    Oct 24, 2014

    Deezer bets podcasts will make its music service better Deezer's streaming service may not have a reputation in the US to match others like Spotify, Beats and Rdio, but the "first truly worldwide digital music streaming service" is expanding by acquring the podcast app Stitcher. The company tells...

  • Ralph Nader tells Apple to screw investors, not workers

    Oct 24, 2014

    Ralph Nader has a message for Tim Cook: Stop listening to Carl Icahn. In a scathing letter to Cook published in today’s Wall Street Journal, the former presidential candidate takes Apple’s CEO to task for bending to the will of…Read more ›

  • Apple Pay tops Tim Cook's to-do list in China

    Oct 24, 2014

    Apple CEO Tim Cook says bringing the recently launched Apple Pay system to China is his top priority for doing business the country.

  • What's up with Engadget Expand?

    Oct 24, 2014

    What's up with Engadget Expand? We're just two weeks away from our free Engadget Expand event, taking place at New York City's Javits Center on November 7th and 8th and there's still so much to tell you about. If you can't join us in person, don't worry -- we'll keep you updated...

  • Hailo says Uber blocked investors

    Oct 24, 2014

    After pulling out of the US, taxi app Hailo complains that rival Uber is blocking potential investors from offering funding.

  • iTunes music sales drop for second straight year

    Oct 24, 2014

    Apple revolutionized the music industry with the introduction of iTunes in 2003, but even Cupertino is having trouble selling albums these days. iTunes revenue dropped 13% over the last year reports the Wall Street Journal, marking the second straight year…Read more ›

  • 'Fantasia: Music Evolved' and its origins in the Kinect-hacking scene

    Oct 24, 2014

    'Fantasia: Music Evolved' and its origins in the Kinect-hacking scene The developers at Harmonix aren't afraid to hit the reset button if something isn't working correctly. Chances are, strumming a plastic Stratocaster changed quite a bit before you ever even started playing "Creep" by Radiohead in Rock Band. Same goes...

  • Computer scientists use algorithm to predict Bitcoin prices

    Oct 24, 2014

    An MIT professor and his student have written a paper describing the use of an algorithm to predict the price of Bitcoin

  • Dark Souls II named game of the year

    Oct 24, 2014

    DayZ, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft and Assassins Creed are also among the winners.

  • Amazon Rewards credit card now supports Apple Pay

    Oct 24, 2014

    Amazon added Apple Pay support today for its Amazon.com Rewards Visa. Since Chase, the Amazon rewards card issuer, was an Apple Pay launch partner, some speculated that Amazon intentionally opted out of Apple’s mobile payments system. But Amazon quickly confirmed…Read more ›

  • Apple locks up top execs until 2019 with $27 million golden handcuffs

    Oct 24, 2014

    Apple will be holding on to its top executives until at least 2019, if the granting of new stock options by the Apple board has anything to do with it. Angela Ahrendts, Eddy Cue, Phil Schiller, Craig Federighi, CFO Luca Maestri,…Read more ›

  • Light your home intelligently with the ilumi LED Smartbulb [Deals]

    Oct 24, 2014

    Incandescent light bulbs are inefficient, last only a couple of years, and can emit light in one color only. It’s about time we brought interior lighting into the 21st century. Today, people expect more from their interior lighting options. Those people…Read more ›

  • London Science Museum catalogs 200 years of communication tech

    Oct 24, 2014

    London Science Museum catalogs 200 years of communication tech Her Majesty the Queen took to Twitter for the first time today, but not to complain about the amount of ice in her post-brunch frappé. Instead, Liz was announcing the opening of a new permanent gallery at London's Science Museum that takes visitors...

  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt is shooting a 4K film with Samsung's NX1

    Oct 24, 2014

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt is shooting a 4K film with Samsung's NX1 In an effort to make a push for its recently unveiled Samsung NX1, the South Korean company is now recruiting celebrities to help along the way. As part of this, Samsung has revealed that Joseph Gordon-Levitt, known for roles in movies like 10 Things...

  • Rockstar’s incredible Grand Theft Auto trilogy goes on sale

    Oct 24, 2014

    If you haven’t already picked up Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto series on Android and iOS, you’re missing out on some of the best console games ever brought to mobile. But now’s your chance to get them super cheap, which GTA 3, Vice…Read more ›

  • 'Don't freak out!' and other tips for surviving layoffs as a video game developer

    Oct 24, 2014

    'Don't freak out!' and other tips for surviving layoffs as a video game developer The game industry is capable of building incredible worlds, engrossing us with believable characters, and empowering us to destroy (or create!) both. The unfortunate side of all that enchantment is the shaky business models that much of the industry...

 

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