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Fox Sports Go comes to Windows Phone
If there's one downside to being a sports fan, it's that you can't take your HDTV with you wherever you go. Like, for instance, you get a lot of weird looks if you try and watch a 40-inch plasma while trying to buy groceries down at the local market....
It's official: Lenovo owns Motorola
The cash has been handed over, the contracts are signed and the lawyers are sipping champagne, which can only mean that Lenovo's deal to buy Motorola has been completed. The purchase makes Lenovo the world's third-largest smartphone maker, and the...
EE flips the switch on its faster 4G network in London
EE's been conducting closed trials of LTE-Advanced technology since last year, so imagine the red faces when Vodafone reported earlier this month that its own faster 4G network was about to go live in three cities. EE's now being forced to play...
Flipboard gets a makeover and thousands of new topics
The folks at Flipboard must have been crazy busy these past months: the company has just unleashed a huge update for its iOS and Android apps, a few weeks after it finally released an app for Windows Phone. This update gives the digital...
Google releases its souped-up bookmarks manager for Chrome... again
We've caught glimpses of Google's new image-rich bookmarks system for Chrome a couple of times in the past, and now it's back with a new name, but not much in the way of new features. The extension formerly known as Google Stars is now simply (and...
London police raise privacy hackles with gang violence software
London's Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has completed a 20-week study in a bid to more accurately predict whether specific gang members are likely to commit violence. The software, developed by Accenture, pulls data together from systems already...
Analog wrist watch can call emergency numbers even without a phone
There are some smartwatches out there like Will.i.am's Puls that can make voice calls without having to connect to a phone. But have you ever heard of an analog watch with the same capability? No? Well, now you will: the GPS-equipped Limmex emergency...
Movie theaters ban Google Glass and other camera-toting wearables
Many individual American movie theaters are already hostile to guests who use wearables like Google Glass, and they've now made that opposition official on a national level. Both the Motion Picture Association of America and the National Association...
'OK Google' voice commands bound for even more third-party apps
Google wants even third-party Android apps to be able to do searches using "Ok, Google" voice commands, so it's now making it easier for developers to integrate the feature. Now, all devs have to do is add a few lines of code to their...
FAA to drone pilots: fly near big sports events and face prison time
If you have dreams of recording your own aerial footage of a baseball game using a drone, you'll want to put them on ice. The FAA has issued a warning to all pilots that they'll be fined or imprisoned if they fly remote-controlled aircraft too close...
Nintendo is making a fatigue and sleep-tracking health device
At a briefing earlier today, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata explained that the company was now developing a device to monitor sleep and levels of fatigue. However, it didn't sound like it would be a wearable device -- even though it's the done thing....
Xiaomi may now be the third-biggest smartphone maker in world
Xiaomi, the smartphone of choice in China, just had a really good few months selling phones. According to Strategy Analytics, it reckon the new phone maker is now the third largest smartphone maker in the world, trailing only Samsung and Apple. Its...
Lenovo's new 13-inch 'Yoga' tablet is as big as its Windows Ultrabooks
Lenovo seems to be coming full circle. After knocking our socks off with the original Yoga, a 13-inch Ultrabook whose screen could fold all the way back, the company followed up with a spinoff product called the Yoga Tablet. Today, the lineup...
'Microsoft Band' fitness tracker leaks out (update: goes on sale Thursday for $199)
It looks like the curtains have been raised early on Microsoft's attempt to join the wearable game. Windows Central points out that sync apps have appeared in the Mac and Android app stores (update: and Microsoft's), set to personalize and track data...
Samsung faces the bad news: sales of its high-end phones are sliding
Confirming its own estimates from earlier this month, Samsung announced tonight that it accumulated an operating profit of $3.9 billion in Q3. That's not a bad haul for most companies in the July to September period, but last year Samsung proudly...
Engadget Daily: Hands-on with the Nexus 6, HP Sprout and more!
Itching to know more about the large-screened Nexus 6? We have you covered. What about HP's new Sprout all-in-one and "Multi Fusion Jet" 3D printer? You bet! Read on for Engadget's news highlights from the last 24 hours, including the Oppo N3, Google...
YouTube's silky smooth 60FPS video is now ready for viewing
YouTube promised that you'd see many videos playing at a brisk 60 frames per second this year, and it looks like the streaming site has made good on its word. While there were a few 60FPS test clips in the spring, you can now see regular uploads with...
An average Tinder user spends 90 minutes swiping each day
The swipe left or right method of match making has helped Tinder rise in popularity since its debut two years ago. In a report from The New York Times, we get a glimpse at just how folks are using the app. In the aforementioned time frame, the mobile...
LG's 4K monitor has Thunderbolt support, dead-accurate colors
If your 4K project will be beamed onto millions of TVs or movie screens, "close enough" color accuracy won't cut it. LG wants to help with the 31MU97 Display Cinema 4K monitor, a 31-inch, 4,096 x 2,160, 19 x 10 ratio display with 10-bit color that...
Project Ara team shows a working modular phone
You'd be forgiven for being skeptical of Google's Project Ara -- for all the prototypes and partnerships, actually spotting a working unit has been a gigantic challenge. You won't have to jump through hoops to see one after today, thankfully. The...
Steve Ballmer still invested in Microsoft, more invested in the Clippers
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer ended the WSJD Live conference with a burst of energy in a talk with Wall Street Journal reporter Monica Langley about his post-Microsoft life. He was boisterous and enthusiastic during the entire interview,...
Yup, robots are coming to take our retail jobs, too
Elon Musk may be terrified of self-controlling robots, but the retail industry is clearly hoping they'll save cash in the long term. Nestle, for instance, has purchased 20 copies of Softbank's Pepper robot as the new spokes-droid for its food...
Poynt's smart store terminal lets you pay any way you like
One of the many reasons you don't see widespread support for mobile payment tech like Apple Pay or Google Wallet is the hardware investment needed to make it all work. Why should a store spend thousands of dollars on machines that miss out on some...
Twitter keeps you up to date on the 2014 midterm elections
November brings midterm elections in the US, and Twitter is looking to lend a hand when it comes to keeping you informed on all the latest heading into next week. To do so, the social network developed the #Election2014 dashboard. As you might...
Google Play Movies & TV for Android improves second screen tools
If you've splurged for a Chromecast or pre-ordered the newfangled Nexus Player, streaming from Google Play to your television just got better. Mountain View's Movies & TV app for Android update brings actor and soundtrack cards to your mobile device,...
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Download Over $100 In Premium Android Apps For Free Today
Amazon's Android Appstore is back with another terrific promotion for Halloween. From now until November 1, you can get 39 different paid Android apps absolutely free, with no strings attached.
LG's New Smartphone Display Has the World's Thinnest 0.7mm Bezel
The best way to maximize the screen real estate on a smartphone without turning it into a massive phablet is to whittle away as much of the wasted space around the display as possible. And with its new 5.3-inch full HD LCD panel, LG has managed to reduce the size of the display's bezel to just 0.7mm—which is thinner than a credit card.
Tim Cook: I’m Proud To Be Gay
Tim Cook has written an editorial for Bloomberg Businessweek today which speaks frankly about his sexual orientation. "Let me be clear," he explains. "I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me."
The Wallops Island launch facility, viewed from the air the day after the Orbital Science Antares ro
The Wallops Island launch facility, viewed from the air the day after the Orbital Science Antares rocket exploded right after liftoff
Lenovo Now Officially Owns Motorola
Back in January, Lenovo announced that it was going to buy Motorola Mobility from Google
A Secret Policy Lets the UK Suck Up Any Bulk NSA Data It Wants
As if having all that public data squirrelled away by the NSA wasn't bad enough, a new report by Liberty UK reveals that Britain's intelligence services can take any of it, whenever it wants, without a warrant.
Nintendo Is Developing a Non-Wearable to Track Sleep and Fatigue
While the world and his dog builds wearables of all kinds, Nintendo seems to be headed in a different direction. The ccompany's CEO, Satoru Iwata, tells Reuters that a newly created healthcare division is building a sleep and fatigue tracker—that you won't wear.
FAA: Fly a Drone Over Big Sports Events and You'll Face Prison
If you spend your weekends flying drones, be careful you don't stray too close to a ball game: the FAA has issued a warning which warms of large fines or imprisonments if your UAV strays too close to large sports venues .
Google Glass Is Now Banned From Movie Theaters Across the U.S.
Google Glass is often viewed with disdain in public spaces, and now that includes the cinema. The Motion Picture Association of America and the National Association of Theater Owners have decided to ban the device and its ilk from movie theaters nationwide.
Good morning! Sadly, you don't get to see the new day in in quite the same way as NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman. He snapped this sunrise from the International Space Station just the other day. You're allowed to be jealous. [NASA]
These pygmy seahorses are so good at changing colors for camouflage
Pygmy seahorses are super tiny creatures that have the awesome ability to camouflage. They attach themselves to colorful corals and blend in so seamlessly that I have a hard time picking them out. What's cool is that even if the pygmy seahorses are descendants of orange seahorses, they can adapt and become purple if that's the only coral nearby.
The Microsoft Band Is a $200 Heart-Monitoring Wristable Supreme
Yes, we just got done
You'll Never Not Know What To Watch On Netflix Again
For everyone out there who's spent a feature-length-film amount of time trying to find something good to watch: What Is On Netflix is about to seriously streamline your selection process. The site lists streamables, ranked in descending order based on their respective Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB scores. Yay!
Here's Our First Glimpse of Microsoft's Fitness Band
We'd heard that Microsoft would have a new wearable device soon, and now we may have our first look at the goods. Microsoft already has a companion app on the Mac App Store, which shows what the new Microsoft Band will probably look like.
Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Watch Friday Night Lights
This week, an actor named Taylor Kitsch announced he's part of the cast for True Detective's second season. For many people, the announcement didn't register; Kitsch is not a household name, especially compared to Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell, who will play the leads in the HBO anthology's next season.
Video: Oysters are fantastic at filtering dirty water
Oysters are fun to eat because they're delicious and celebratory and remind you of the ocean. Turns out that last part is especially true because those suckers are just fantastic at filtering out dirty water. Watch these oysters slurp up the dirty water in the tank in this time lapse and make it all clean.
Soundtrack of a LucasArts Childhood: Sam & Max Hit The Road
GOG (formerly known as Good Old Games) have signed a deal with LucasArts to re-release
Unlucky Kids Lost Their School Projects in the Antares Rocket Explosion
Watching the unmanned Antares rocket explode
The world is now safer and better than ever and here's the evidence
These series of statistical graphics show that, while there's still plenty of war, hunger, sickness, and poverty in the world, things are much better than what they were only a few decades ago—not to talk about centuries ago. We are still far from utopia, but the data is stubborn: We are getting there. Fast.
This is the vault where KFC guards the Colonel's secret original recipe
In a random hallway inside the KFC headquarters,
Dubai's Newest Twin Towers Will Look Like a Pair of Blunts
Economic downturn be damned, this pair of spliff-shaped buildings are determined to rise high on the Dubai horizon. While they won't give the Burj Khalifa a run for its money, these twin towers are already being touted as the world's tallest duo. I hope they will be nicknamed the Dubai Brothers. Get it, because Dubai sounds like doobie? Sigh.
The Best of Android Lollipop in 8 GIFs
Android Lollipop has been around as a developer preview for months, but the real version—complete with all its new Material Design tricks—is due to hit with the Nexus 9
Gawker If One Mystery Could Be Solved In Your Lifetime, What Would It Be?
Gawker If One Mystery Could Be Solved In Your Lifetime, What Would It Be?
A Reversible Hoodie Hides a Warm Puffy Vest On the Inside
For those times when it's a little chilly to step outside without an outer layer, but not quite cold enough for a jacket, Nike's Tech Fleece Aeroloft Windrunner serves as an extra-insulated hoodie thanks to a warm built-in vest filled with 800-fill down. And for those times when the puffy vest look isn't quite working for you, the hoodie can be reversed to create a subtler fleece look, without sacrificing warmth.
How To Disable Google Now on Your Android Device
Google Now is a glimpse of the future, a digital assistant that knows a surprising amount about you. It's not for everyone though, and you might not want the app keeping tabs on everything you're doing (and making suggestions accordingly). Here's how to disable some or all of the Google Now service on your Android phone.