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  • GE takes another leap into the world of music, with help from Nas

    18 December 2014, 10:14 am by: Richard Lawler

    GE has taken some time off from making washing machines, jet engines and whatnot to get back to its true loves: music and dance. The Brilliant Rhythm collection launches December 24th on Vevo (streamable via Apple TV, Roku, Xbox, Fire TV and Samsung)...
  • Riding in Audi's 150MPH self-driving RS 7, the anti-Google car

    18 December 2014, 9:30 am by: Aaron Souppouris

    Until last week, the sum of my autonomous driving experience was sitting behind the wheel while a car parked itself, and the sum of my track experience involved squeezing my lanky frame into a comically small go-kart. Audi changed that recently, givi...
  • Algoriddim takes on Traktor with its djay Pro desktop app

    18 December 2014, 9:01 am by: James Trew

    Algoriddim's popular mixing app djay is a lesson in mass appeal. If you see yourself playing in clubs and festivals, you'll likely be reaching for software like Serato, or Traktor. But, if you have a phone or a tablet (and a penchant for the old turn...
  • Comcast's Ultra HD app launches today -- but only on Samsung TVs

    18 December 2014, 8:46 am by: Richard Lawler

    It's almost time for CES to come around again, but Samsung and Comcast are just getting around to fulfilling the promise of 4K streaming they made at the last show earlier this year (DirecTV launched last month). The Xfinity in UHD app arrives today ...
  • Hacking your iCloud files just got easier, even with two-step enabled

    18 December 2014, 8:08 am by: Steve Dent

    An update to Elcomsoft's Phone Breaker software now makes it easier for bad guys to bypass Apple's vaunted new two-factor authentication to steal your iCloud stuff. As before, the hackers would need some information to start with -- either your Apple...
  • Double amputee controls two robotic arms with his mind

    18 December 2014, 7:13 am by: Mariella Moon

    Here's one other DARPA-funded robotic limb controlled by thoughts alone -- actually make that two, because Colorado man Les Baugh had two bionic arms attached from shoulder level. Baugh got them this summer, 40 years after losing both arms, as part o...
  • BBC launches dedicated iPlayer Radio apps for iPad and Android tablets

    18 December 2014, 6:48 am by: Nick Summers

    Provided you're somewhere with a stable internet connection, it's now perfectly possible to replace your old-fashioned radio set with a tablet. Most stations have a dedicated app these days and it's easy enough to connect a pair of headphones or a ch...
  • MTV adds a live feed to its Android and iOS apps

    18 December 2014, 6:12 am by: Daniel Cooper

    You've been able to catch up with episodes of Jersey Shore through MTV's iOS and Android apps for around a year. But, if you wanted to gasp along with the action as it was broadcast, you'd have to make an appointment to take over the family TV. Thank...
  • Amazon offers one-hour deliveries with Prime Now

    18 December 2014, 6:01 am by: Steve Dent

    Amazon has just launched a new service called Prime Now, which will let Prime members order "tens of thousands" of "daily essentials" for immediate delivery. Once you download the new app (on Android or iOS), you'll get the option of picking a one- o...
  • NASA delays 'capture the asteroid' plan until next year

    18 December 2014, 5:09 am by: Steve Dent

    Now that the ESA has landed on a comet, NASA wants to do them one better: capture an entire asteroid (or a piece of one) and put it in orbit around the moon in 2019. But the space agency has now said that it's delaying a decision on exactly how the A...
  • UK carriers agree £5 billion coverage improvements to avoid 'national roaming'

    18 December 2014, 4:14 am by: Matt Brian

    Ever since the notion of national roaming first appeared back in June, the UK government and the four major mobile operators have fought over how best to rid Britain of so-called "not-spots." Culture Secretary Sajid Javid wanted to implement a system...
  • Derby the dog got 3D-printed paw prothethics, now watch him run

    18 December 2014, 3:59 am by: Mat Smith

    Derby was born with deformations in both of his front legs, making movement and any kind of speed difficult, if not impossible. Now, he can run. The husky mix was fitted out with two prosthetics, custom-made on 3D sculpting software to fit his forear...
  • San Francisco's Bay Bridge keeps its computer-controlled lights

    18 December 2014, 3:02 am by: Jon Fingas

    The 25,000 computer-driven LED lights on San Francisco's Bay Bridge were only meant to be part of a two-year art project, but it looks like they'll eventually become a permanent (and frankly, rather pretty) part of the landscape. The non-profit behin...
  • Microsoft's Xim app now lets you share smartphone photos on bigger screens

    18 December 2014, 1:35 am by: Mariella Moon

    Microsoft Research's Xim app for sharing photos can now beam slideshows on screens bigger than phones and tablets through streaming devices. Just log into the wireless network all your other devices are connected to and it will automatically detect a...
  • Sprint could face $105 million fine over unauthorized customer billing

    17 December 2014, 11:32 pm by: Timothy J. Seppala

    Sprint can't catch a break. As if its financial woes weren't enough, the outfit was recently accused of letting consumers get billed for "tens of millions" of dollars in unauthorized charges for premium text messages between 2004 and 2013. The Consum...
  • Cuba's renewed US relations will bring internet upgrades

    17 December 2014, 9:57 pm by: Jon Fingas

    It would be an understatement to call Cuba's existing telecoms modest -- roughly five percent of residents have internet access, and cellphone access is pricey at best. The US may just turn that situation around through its new deal with Cuba, though...
  • webOS 2.0 will make LG's smart TVs much faster next year

    17 December 2014, 9:00 pm by: Richard Lawler

    The usual pre-CES flood of information is under way, and LG is announcing details of the webOS 2.0 package its smart TVs will ship with in 2015. Improving on the menus we already dug at last year's show, LG says that the new versions will improve mai...
  • Engadget Daily: Sony postpones 'The Interview,' Gear VR review and more!

    17 December 2014, 8:13 pm by: Andy Bowen

    In case you hadn't heard, things are still going dreadfully south for Sony Pictures. In response to a new wave of threats from its GOP cyberattackers, the studio has been coerced to postpone its December 25th theatrical premiere of The Interview. Fin...
  • Android Wear puts Inbox by Gmail updates on your wrist

    17 December 2014, 7:08 pm by: Jon Fingas

    You may have to give up a few things from Gmail to use Google's task-oriented Inbox email app, but smartwatch support isn't one them. The company has updated the app (on Android) to bring Android Wear support, letting you check mail, send replies and...
  • US officials ID North Korea as source of Sony Pictures hack

    17 December 2014, 6:15 pm by: Richard Lawler

    According to CNN, NBC, and the New York Times, US officials will announce tomorrow that they've identified North Korea as the source behind a massive cyberattack against Sony Pictures. As a result of threats tied to the attack, Sony Pictures today ca...
  • Uber explores using biometrics and lie detectors to screen drivers

    17 December 2014, 5:51 pm by: Jon Fingas

    Uber has come under fire for allegedly doing little to protect passengers from unscrupulous drivers, and it's determined to improve that reputation -- in some cases, using relatively unusual methods. The ridesharing company's recently hired Head of G...
  • Hangouts for Gmail brings back the status update

    17 December 2014, 5:17 pm by: Billy Steele

    Back when Google Talk ran Gmail-based chats, a handy custom status window made sure all your colleagues and pals knew what you were up to. When Hangouts took over, the tool fell by the wayside. Well, now it's back. Hangouts in Gmail allows you to del...
  • Facebook's going after eBay and Craigslist with group-based selling

    17 December 2014, 4:38 pm by: Daniel Cooper

    Facebook likes to experiment with little projects that could, someday, be as popular as Poking and Graph Search. One such project is enabling selected users to sell their unwanted items on the social network, in a move that'll surely strike terror in...
  • Looking into the future: Samsung Gear VR review

    17 December 2014, 4:00 pm by: Ben Gilbert

    You can finally buy a virtual reality headset and use it in your home. Right now -- today -- that is possible. It doesn't cost $10,000 and it doesn't come with caveats like, "This is made for developers." Samsung is officially the first to market wit...
  • What to get when you want a smarter kitchen

    17 December 2014, 3:30 pm by: Engadget staff

    It's that time of year again! You know, the one when you have to hand over your hard-earned cash or dole out the credit card digits to get the loved ones in your life a little something celebratory. Lucky you, we've got a slew of great recommendation...

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