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  • The Wirecutter's best deals: A Roomba, studio monitors and more

    27 August 2015, 5:16 pm by: The Wirecutter

    This post was created in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read their continuously updated list of deals at TheWirecutter.com. You may have already seen Engadget posting reviews from our friends at The Wirecutt...
  • 1 billion people used Facebook on Monday

    27 August 2015, 4:49 pm by: Richard Lawler

    What were you doing Monday? According to Mark Zuckerberg, it probably included using Facebook. He just posted that for the first time, the social network notched one billion individual users in a single day, calling it "just the beginning of connec...
  • 'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5' was designed with YouTube in mind

    27 August 2015, 4:30 pm by: Timothy J. Seppala

    Secrets have always been a big part of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater. However, when players get stuck trying to find Easter eggs in any game now, they don't turn to glossy strategy guides like they did in the 1990s and early 2000s -- they open Twitch or Y...
  • 'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5': something new, something borrowed

    27 August 2015, 4:00 pm by: Timothy J. Seppala

    "It's like making a new Star Wars movie," says Patrick Dwyer, lead designer on developer Robomodo's upcoming Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5. "The originals are great and then the rest weren't as good." He's referring, of course, to the high bar set by th...
  • Compare the new Moto 360 against its larger predecessor

    27 August 2015, 3:26 pm by: Billy Steele

    We've heard rumblings about Motorola's new version of the Moto 360 arriving in two sizes, and now we've seen some supporting evidence. In the latest round of supposed leaked images, we get a glimpse of the smaller version of the smartwatch alongsid...
  • The Big Picture: A nebula with the grace of a butterfly

    27 August 2015, 2:31 pm by: Jon Fingas

    Nebulae tend to be stunning by their very nature, but the Twin Jet Nebula might just take the cake. The Hubble Space Telescope team has captured an updated image of the dying binary star system (the last shot was from 1997), and its namesake twin...
  • Samsung Pay beta arrives on every major carrier but Verizon

    27 August 2015, 2:08 pm by: Andrew Tarantola

    Samsung has opened the public beta of its new phone-based Pay service ahead of its official launch late next month. Beta participants will need to have a Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Note 5, or S6 Edge+ (unrooted, mind you) as well as a credit or debit card...
  • Instagram no longer thinks it's hip to be square

    27 August 2015, 1:37 pm by: Sean Buckley

    Ask any photographer: good composition is essential to capturing a great image. Ask that same photographer the most frustrating thing about Instagram, and they'll probably say "aspect ratio." Since its launch, every image or video uploaded to the s...
  • Evernote shutting down its Food apps for iOS and Android

    27 August 2015, 1:22 pm by: Edgar Alvarez

    Evernote Food has been around since 2011, but it looks like its days are numbered. In a blog post today, Evernote announced that the service's apps for iOS and Android, which allowed people to share recipes and book restaurant reservations, will no...
  • Google: EU is 'wrong as a matter of fact, law, and economics'

    27 August 2015, 12:51 pm by: Andrew Tarantola

    Google officially responded to charges levelled by the European Commission that it unfairly favored its own products over its competition and abused its market dominance to crowd out potential rivals. The EC began poking around back in 2010 so this...
  • Apple's iPhone 6S and 6S Plus event takes off on September 9th

    27 August 2015, 12:29 pm by: Jessica Conditt

    It's that time of year again. Apple's next iPhone event will take place on September 9th at 10AM PT, live at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. This is expected to be the unveiling of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, which are reported to...
  • iPhone 6S might sport animated wallpapers like Apple Watch

    27 August 2015, 12:22 pm by: Devindra Hardawar

    Yet another feature that's been on Android for years might be finally making its way to the iPhone: animated wallpapers! Specifically, Apple is reportedly planning to bring over the elegant "Motion" Apple Watch faces to the iPhone 6S, according to...
  • 6 gadgets to help you keep track of your kids

    27 August 2015, 12:00 pm by: Inhabitat

    By Cat DiStasio When kids are young, most parents have some kind of monitoring device at home to keep tabs on the tots when they're in another room. Whether they're audio-only or combo audio/video contraptions, baby monitors are extremely common....
  • Google Chrome may ease auto-playing video headaches

    27 August 2015, 11:33 am by: Billy Steele

    Let's face it: audio and video that automatically plays on a web page is pretty annoying. To help remedy the headache, a new feature in Google Chrome's Dev Channel won't play those items on tabs that you're not looking at. If you click a link for t...
  • Microsoft Snip annotates screenshots with voice notes and scribbles

    27 August 2015, 11:01 am by: Billy Steele

    Screenshots come in handy when offering feedback and comments on any number of things. To lend a hand with that process, Microsoft has a new app for Windows that's up to the task. The software is called Snip, and in addition to capturing parts of y...
  • Microscopic 'fish' could clean toxins from your bloodstream

    27 August 2015, 10:30 am by: Steve Dent

    Scientists are forever keen to get tiny robots working inside our bodies, despite pop culture warning us against the idea. Researchers from UC San Diego have joined the fray with a new idea: "microfish" robots that could one day "swim" through your...
  • Mini review video: our verdict of the Galaxy Note 5 in under a minute

    27 August 2015, 10:00 am by: Dana Wollman

    Samsung's pen-toting Galaxy Note series has never been for everyone, and still isn't, but the latest iteration, the Note 5, might just be refined enough to change a few minds. Though the fifth-generation version has a large 5.7-inch, QHD screen,...
  • Major UK music body sues SoundCloud over unpaid royalties

    27 August 2015, 9:41 am by: Matt Brian

    With 175 million unique listeners each month, SoundCloud has established itself as a major player in the streaming space. Despite its size, the company has faced an uphill battle to convert its huge community into customers who are willing to pay f...
  • 'Rapture' game soundtrack pulled from out-of-touch UK charts

    27 August 2015, 9:22 am by: Nick Summers

    Everybody's Gone to the Rapture is a post-apocalyptic game with a difference. Instead of a nuclear wasteland, you're tasked with exploring an idyllic, but empty town in the middle of the English countryside. There's little dialogue, but the sweepin...
  • Dell revives the Alienware 18, upgrades its smaller gaming laptops

    27 August 2015, 9:00 am by: Sean Buckley

    It's a rare, satisfying feeling when a community rallies together to ask a company to bring back a discontinued product and it actually works. Today is one of those days: Dell announced at PAX that it's bringing back the Alienware 18 -- the most po...
  • ICYMI: User-generated Golf ads, motocross bionics and machine gun traps

    27 August 2015, 9:00 am by: Andrew Tarantola

    Today on In Case You Missed It, Volkswagen releases a new commercial for its Golf R that changes depending on what sound effects the viewer makes. We also take a look at a bionic knee from "Monster" Mike Schultz designed for Moto-crossing lower-l...
  • WSJ: Amazon axes hardware projects after Fire Phone failure

    27 August 2015, 8:13 am by: Mariella Moon

    An Amazon exec revealed last year that the company's continuing to develop more Fire phones despite the first one's failure to sell. According to The Wall Street Journal, though, that might not happen anytime soon: Amazon's shelving future phone pl...
  • Lenovo's folding its own smartphone division into Motorola

    27 August 2015, 7:23 am by: Steve Dent

    Since Lenovo bought Motorola, there's been a lot of speculation as to what it will do with its existing mobile division. The company has now provided more details, saying it will run all of its smartphone operations under the Motorola umbrella and...
  • NASA's 3D-printed rocket pump passes brutal stress test

    27 August 2015, 6:50 am by: Steve Dent

    NASA is pushing the state-of-the-art for 3D additive printing and wants to bring US industry along with it. It recently tested a rocket engine's crucial turbopump unit that was built almost entirely of 3D printed parts (see the video below). Marsha...
  • Leaked data shows women on Ashley Madison were mostly fake

    27 August 2015, 5:45 am by: Mariella Moon

    It's no secret that Ashley Madison has fake female profiles to engage users -- heck, it's even noted in the ToS that the website "is geared to provide you with amusement and entertainment." When its user data was leaked to the public, though, peopl...

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