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Seattle police get help publishing body camera videos online
The police aren't often fond of publishing body camera and dashcam footage online, but not necessarily for nefarious reasons -- the volume of privacy-focused video editing they require can prove overwhelming. In Seattle, for example, a flood of...
How would you change Samsung's Galaxy S4 Active?
Samsung's bright idea with the Galaxy S4 Active was simple: Take a Galaxy S4, and shove it in a body that didn't shy away from drops, dust and water. When our Sarah Silbert put the device through its paces, she found that the device was...
Records reveal net neutrality chats between FCC and telecoms
It's no secret that the FCC has at least a few links to the communications companies it's policing. Chairman Tom Wheeler is a former lobbyist, and commissioners have taken industry jobs mere months after leaving office. However, Vice News has...
Sophisticated malware has been spying on computers since 2008
Highly sophisticated malware isn't limited to relatively high-profile sabotage code like Stuxnet -- sometimes, it's designed to fly well under the radar. Symantec has discovered Regin, a very complex trojan that has been spying on everyone from...
Here's why 'Too Many Cooks' is tailor-made for the internet
By now, there's a good chance that you've seen or heard about Adult Swim's Too Many Cooks -- an epic, warped internet video that sends up the overly tidy world of '80s and '90s sitcoms. But just why did this video manage to click with so many people?...
4K, gaming and a tale of two monitors
Unlike most gadgets and peripherals, our computer monitors tend to stay with us for a good chunk of time. My current 23-incher has been with me since the days of my Palm Centro. So when it comes to shopping for a new display, it certainly pays to...
The rise of the robotic servant
Chores are the bane of domesticity. Dull and repetitive tasks have already been farmed out to robots in industrial workplaces, so why not our homes, too? On a small scale, they've already arrived, just not quite in the way film and TV promised. For...
Inhabitat's Week in Green: magnetic hoverboard, cardboard robots and a Toyota Prius camper
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. The Los Angeles Auto Show kicked off last week, and Inhabitat was on the scene to bring you a first look...
castAR team ships out first pair of AR glasses, more to follow soon
The castAR team has just shipped its first pair of augmented reality glasses, a year after it raised $1 million on Kickstarter. This headset, developed by a group headed by ex-Valve engineers Jeri Ellsworth and Rick Johnson, features active shutter...
3D printing technique will put electronics into just about everything
You can use 3D printing to make a handful of electronics, such as antennas and batteries, but LEDs and semiconductors have been elusive; you usually need some other manufacturing technique to make them work, which limits what they can do and where...
Alienware's Alpha game console is ready to invade your living room
Eager to get a truly TV-oriented gaming PC without waiting until the official Steam Machine launch in 2015? Alienware is more than happy to oblige: at long last, it's shipping the Alpha console. You can now shell out $549 or more to get a living...
Why celebrities are suing video game studios, the Fire HD 6 and other stories you might've missed
So, why are certain celebrities suing video game companies? Well, it has a little somethin' to do with right of publicity law. This week, we broke down Lindsey Lohan's battle with Rockstar games, reviewed the Fire HD 6, toured the world's most...
SpaceX's reusable rockets get help from 'X-wing' fins and drone ships
SpaceX's reusable rockets already have a few tricks up their metal sleeves, but it looks like they're getting at least a couple more. Elon Musk has revealed that his company is testing new technologies that will assist future Falcon 9 launches,...
3D Robotics' new drone can follow you around, carry a mirrorless camera
3D Robotics is not about to let DJI hog all the press with its wild Inspire 1 Drone, so it just revealed its own semi-pro model: the X8+. The 8-prop UAV is designed to carry GoPro or lightweight mirrorless cameras, while offering a fully automated...
Samsung asks the US government to block NVIDIA's chips
The patent war between NVIDIA and Samsung isn't going to wind down any time soon. Samsung has backed up its countering lawsuit against NVIDIA with a US International Trade Commission complaint asking the agency to block imports of NVIDIA's GeForce...
One year in, here's what our readers think of the Xbox One
Since the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One launched in North America last year, our readers have had plenty of time to get to know both systems. Last week, we took a look at what you had to say about the PlayStation 4 one year in. Now, we're shining a...
Philae comet lander is sleeping, but not quiet
Philae's fate remains unknown as it snoozes underneath a cliff on comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. But in the last few days, its ground crew has released a handful of updates that give us a better idea of what it's gone through since it left Rosetta for...
Recommended Reading: Silicon Valley's role in government surveillance
Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read. @War: The Rise of the...
Here's a machine that turns water into synthetic gasoline
Even with the amount of electric vehicles we've seen lately, it's likely going to be a long time until they completely replace traditional combustion engines on the road. So how are we going to get away from pricey fossil fuels until then? Well,...
Chromecast works better with Chromebooks, looks better with NASA
After a few months of testing, the feature that allows Chrome OS users to stream videos from Google Drive storage -- like the free 1TB allotted to new owners -- to a Chromecast is now available to (almost) everyone. An update on the stable channel...
You can finally watch Microsoft's 'E.T.' documentary on Xbox
What a long, strange trip it's been. Microsoft's effort to document the excavation of all those fabled E.T. The Extraterrestrial game cartridges from a New Mexico landfill -- and Atari's downfall -- is finally watchable on Xbox Video. As Variety...
You can use Twitter activity to track unemployment
Governments aren't usually quick to react to changes in demographics. They frequently have to take surveys that are not only slow, but don't always paint a complete picture of what's going on. Researchers at the Autonomous University of Madrid have...
Engadget Daily: Google's EU antitrust battle, Amazon's Fire HD 6, and more!
Google's been wrestling with the European Union over antitrust issues for a long while now. Today, though, Parliament says it's come up with a possible solution: severing search from the rest of Google. Read on for the rest of our news highlights...
Tina Fey's new show 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' moves from NBC to Netflix
Last year, NBC announced it would be home to a new show written and produced by Tina Fey (30 Rock, SNL) and starring Ellie Kemper (The Office), but now that show's going straight to Netflix. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt will premiere across all of...
Sound Off! Do ridesharing privacy issues make you nervous?
Uber is not having a good week. Between surreptitiously tracking journalists' trips inside 'God View' and an executive implying the company should dig up dirt on reporters critical of the service, the company has been on a pretty bumpy road. However,...
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A History of Violence Breaks One of Cinema's Oldest Clichés
"The book was soooo much better" is a phrase that screams to me "let's not be friends." It is almost a given at this point, that whenever one thing is adapted from another thing, the original thing is always vastly superior—except when it's not.
Ariel Pink: pom pom
A couple weeks ago, The New Yorker published a lovely little essay about the eccentric rocker, Ariel Pink. The whole conversation takes place in an SUV bound from Pink's Williamsburg hotel to a show in Staten Island. Pink rehashes some recent social media controversies and some other thoughts on his own fame. The whole encounter could best be described as strange, which coincidentally, is the perfect adjective for Pink's new album, pom pom.
What Great Gadgets Died Way Before Their Time?
We've talked about tech's biggest blunders
Our Favorite Android, iOS, and Windows Phone Apps of the Week
This week some of the world's biggest apps just got better. Snapchat introduced an in-app payment system, powered by Square, called Snapcash
This is now the longest train journey in the world
21 days. That's the time it will take to complete the largest train journey in the world. 6,200 miles (9977 kilometers) from Yiwu, China, to Madrid, Spain. It's part of the New Silk Road, a Chinese project to gain control over transcontinental cargo transportation between Asia and Europe.
Here Are Your Once-A-Year Sonos Discounts
Amazon has kicked off their now-annual SONOS promotion, no need to wait for Black Friday.
Meet Regin, Super Spyware That's Been Attacking Computers for Years
A Brief History of the Poop Emoji
Welcome to another week of Reading List where we dig through all those Black Friday deals assaulting your Twitter feed to bring some much deserved stories from around the web to your attention. This week we have contributions from The Awl, ProPublica, Fast Company, and The New York Times. Happy Reading.
Watch Expedition 42/43 Blast Off to ISS Today at 4PM EST [Updated]
The second phase of Expedition 42 will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome via Soyuz rocket (above) today at 4:01PM EST. Carrying three astronauts from ESA, NASA, and the Russian Federal Space Agency, the rocket will then rendezvous with the International Space Station about six hours later.
Poop, Giant Snails, Men's Legs: What's Ruining Our Cities This Week
Mapping human poo in San Francisco. Tracking stinky snails in Florida. And coming up with a way to tell men that if they could just learn to close their legs, please, the NYC subway would suck so much less for everyone. Be forewarned, it's kind of a gross edition of What's Ruining Our Cities.
8 Black Friday Tips to Help Stay Sane This Year
Black Friday (Thursday?) is quickly approaching, and whether you see it as a daylong spend-a-thon or a blight on American consumer culture, the fact remains—it can be crazy out there.
Here are the Best Black Friday Deals We Know About So Far
We've populated our Black Friday hub with the best deals to be revealed so far. Of course, we expect price matches, undercuts, and alternate options to pop up as things get underway, and we'll be updating constantly.
Welcome to Jurassic World With This New Teaser Trailer
Universal Studios just released a 15-second teaser trailer for the upcoming fourth installment in the Jurassic Park franchise, Jurassic World—and it feels great to be back.
Five Best Android Phones: 2014 Edition
There's no shortage of great Android phones on the market if you're looking to switch, buy your first, or upgrade. Even so, there are certainly some phones that stand above others, either because they have great specs, include good software, get fast updates, or are just a joy to use. Here are five of them, based on your nominations.
The Next Big Piracy Battle Could Be Over Your Smartwatch
Smartwatches enter a wearable realm that have long been dominated by luxury brands like Omega, Mondaine, Swatch, and Armani. It's these same brands that are also none to pleased about their own designs slowly spreading throughout the internet and onto our smartwatches.
Some of Your Favorite Logitech Gear is Heavily Discounted, Today Only
Logitech makes some of our favorite computing gear, and Amazon is discounting a massive collection of it in today's Gold Box deal.
The Netherlands' Tallest Church Looks Even More Amazing From a Drone
Aerial drone videos, for better or worse, are here to stay, but it's difficult to be too upset about this filming technique's unchecked adoption when it captures video like this. Dutch filmmakers Jelte Keur and Reinout van Schie filmed the tallest church in the Netherlands, and the results are breathtaking.
It's Time To Revisit The Shawshank Redemption
It should've taken Tim Robbins twenty years to dig his way to freedom through solid concrete; and this year marks the 20th anniversary of The Shawshank Redemption. That gives you a good reason to re-watch possibly the greatest movie of all time. But heck, you really don't need a reason.
Band of Horses: The Funeral
A couple days ago, you might've come across this video of a guy on a bike doing an awesome loop-the-loop for a slightly cringe-worthy promo for Microsoft's Cortana. But before he was shilling for #Brands, Danny Macaskill was making far better videos with his friends, and setting them to Band of Horses' breakthrough single, The Funeral.
Rocket Through The Majestic Cascade Mountains In An F-15E Strike Eagle
This is quite possibly the best F-15E Strike Eagle video of all time. F-15E cockpit videos are rare to begin with, but one that shows the 'Mud Hen' in its natural, low-level environment in brilliant HD is even rarer
Why All These Ineffective Umbrellas Won't Just Go Away Already
Winter has officially arrived (just look at Buffalo
Is This GIF The First Footage From Star Wars: Episode 7?
Major speculation ahead, but a Star Wars fansite is claiming that this GIF of the Millennium Falcon might be the first-ever bit of footage from the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens. What do you think?
SpaceX Is Testing Autonomous Space Rocket Landing Ships
Elon Musk's list of crazy/brilliant inventions is getting pretty lengthy
This may be the coolest, most futuristic bomber ever built
While the Saab 35 Draken may be the coolest, most futuristic combat jet ever made,
Samsung has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission asking it to block sales of NVIDIA g
Samsung has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission asking it to block sales of NVIDIA graphics chips and Tegra mobile processors. It's a tit-for-tat move, after NVIDIA tried to block sales of certain Samsung handsets back in November. [Bloomberg via Engadget]