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  • Flaw lets hackers break your WiFi router's security with one guess

    31 August 2014, 2:12 am by: Jon Fingas

    Typically, attacks against your WiFi router require a lengthy attempt to guess any codes and passwords. Not if you use 0xcite's new technique, however; the research firm has detailed a flaw in some router chipsets that lets hackers bypass the...
  • Openmix: a tiny mobile accessory that lets you play pretend DJ

    30 August 2014, 11:01 pm by: Mariella Moon

    This teeny-tiny device called Openmix might be the solution you need for those times when you're raring to be the DJ of the party, but another aspiring disc jockey just won't back down (ugh!). It lets you mix tunes from several devices at once...
  • Feedback Loop: UI annoyances, remotes and speed-reading apps!

    30 August 2014, 8:26 pm by: Frank Spinillo

    Happy Saturday! Welcome to another edition of Feedback Loop! This week we're talking about those minor user interface quirks that just really grind our gears. Once you're done letting the hate flow, find out whether or not speed-reading apps are...
  • Twitter makes it easier to decide who you'll follow first

    30 August 2014, 5:55 pm by: Jon Fingas

    Twitter said early this year that it would do more to help first-timers follow people, and it's now making good on its word. The social network has just revamped its sign-up process to help you tailor those first follows to your interest. Rather than...
  • Review roundup: Intel's 8-core Haswell-E is the fastest desktop CPU ever

    30 August 2014, 3:30 pm by: Steve Dent

    Since it was teased in March, enthusiasts have been itching to see how Intel's 8-core Haswell Extreme Edition processor (the i7-5960X) performs. It has now launched (along with two other Haswell-E models) and the reviews are in. Yes, it's the world's...
  • IRL: A tablet holder for using your device in bed

    30 August 2014, 1:00 pm by: Richard Lai

    There are times when I just want to lie in bed and surf random YouTube channels on my phone or tablet, but it's impossible to hold the device above my head for a prolonged period (we've all been there, right?). Luckily, I stumbled upon this neat kit...
  • Back to School 2014: The 13 best accessories

    30 August 2014, 12:00 pm by: Engadget staff

    Once you've figured out your laptop and smartphone situation, chances are you'll want to invest in a nice backpack or a few extras to make the dorm room feel like home. Our back-to-school accessories picks are a perfect mix of necessities and...
  • Scientists discover why mozzarella is the ideal pizza cheese

    30 August 2014, 10:27 am by: Timothy J. Seppala

    Pizza is essentially the perfect food. Well, so long as you aren't lactose intolerant or have problems with gluten. We realize that those are pretty big caveats, but stay with us for a second -- it'll be worth it: NPR spotted a study of why different...
  • Recommended Reading: The (second) rise of virtual reality

    30 August 2014, 9:30 am by: Billy Steele

    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. The Rise and Fall and...
  • Dell says its curved monitor will help make you a better gamer

    30 August 2014, 8:22 am by: Timothy J. Seppala

    What good is having an ultra-powerful PC if you're still connecting it to a dusty old monitor? We reckon doing so would be pretty silly. Good thing that alongside the new Alienware Area 51, Dell's pulled the curtain back on its 34-inch Ultrasharp...
  • Twitch's peak viewing numbers rival CNN and MTV's prime-time audience

    30 August 2014, 4:11 am by: Timothy J. Seppala

    So we know that Twitch's online broadcasts trump those of WWE and traditional sports, but how does it stack up against cable networks like CNN? According to the New York Times, the game-streaming giant's peak viewership numbers have surpassed the...
  • Here's how Google's Project Loon retrieves its internet balloons (video)

    29 August 2014, 11:52 pm by: Mariella Moon

    Project Loon's balloons could not be more different than your typical party variety -- it's loaded with research equipment and LTE capability, providing high-speed internet connection wherever they go. Obviously, Google's X Lab researchers (the ones...
  • Home-made vibrating gloves train your finger muscles to touch type (video)

    29 August 2014, 10:32 pm by: Mariella Moon

    You know what can teach you Braille and piano a lot more quickly than traditional means? Vibrating gloves, or gloves with haptic feedback, if you will. In fact, IEEE Spectrum senior editor David Schneider was so intrigued by the idea, that he put...
  • 'Party Down' comes to Hulu Plus, first five eps are on free Hulu

    29 August 2014, 9:13 pm by: Richard Lawler

    Amazon is loading up a new pilot season of original TV shows, and while Netflix's content juggernaut was shut out at the Emmys, at least it was nominated. So what can Hulu do? In addition to its own list of original shows, exclusively licensed...
  • Engadget Daily: Google's delivery drone, Nintendo's new 3DS handhelds and more!

    29 August 2014, 8:15 pm by: Andy Bowen

    Today, we take a look at Google's "Project Wing" delivery drone, go crazy with emoticons, learn about Nintendo's new 3DS and 3DS XL handhelds and more. Read on for Engadget's news highlights from the last 24 hours. ...
  • HTC's plasticky One E8 lands in the US courtesy of Sprint

    29 August 2014, 7:33 pm by: Chris Velazco

    Jonesing for a taste of the HTC One M8 lifestyle but don't have the cash to make it happen? Never fear -- Sprint has just started offering the fantastic-in-plastic HTC One E8 to customers who want M8 horsepower without the matching price tag. No,...
  • Browse astronaut photos taken from the ISS with this handy map

    29 August 2014, 6:56 pm by: Billy Steele

    While you're gearing up for the weekend, why not peruse a collection of photos snapped from high above Earth's surface. Thanks to Dave MacLean's interactive map, you can do just that with over 650 images taken by astronauts aboard the International...
  • So what is it like to drive with Nissan's Smart rearview mirror?

    29 August 2014, 6:17 pm by: Richard Lawler

    Despite all the changes going on in automobiles lately, one thing that's remained pretty consistent in every car I've driven has been the rearview mirror. We can check that one off now though, now that I've taken a test drive in a Nissan Rogue...
  • Yahoo Mail for Android now lets you filter emails while on the move

    29 August 2014, 5:27 pm by: Nicole Lee

    If you're an email fiend, you already know the value of filters -- you can easily color code and label incoming emails with a few simple rules so that your inbox isn't a cluttered mess. Unfortunately, however, if you're a Gmail user, you were only...
  • Use YouTube to queue videos for Chromecast viewing

    29 August 2014, 4:44 pm by: Edgar Alvarez

    Chromecast and YouTube are like a match made in heaven. And, since they're both part of Google's big picture strategy, it makes sense for both things to be as friendly as possible with each other. To that end, YouTube's taken to to Google+ (how meta,...
  • Snapchat's photo-sharing live feed is finally ready for the masses

    29 August 2014, 4:12 pm by: Billy Steele

    For a number of recent events, including the World Cup and Lollapalooza, Snapchat let users beam their event photos to a crowd-contributed feed known as Our Story. After over 350 hours of snaps were uploaded during the test events (then curated down...
  • Sound Off! Are you sticking with Facebook Messenger?

    29 August 2014, 3:45 pm by: John Colucci

    Facebook's Messenger app isn't new -- it's been around since 2011. It was up to users to decide if they wanted a separate app or if they liked exchanging messages inside the regular Facebook app. Now if users tap the message icon on Facebook, a...
  • The future of IFTTT includes paid plans and hardware harmony

    29 August 2014, 3:18 pm by: Billy Steele

    Several of us here at Engadget HQ employ If This Then That's (IFTTT) recipe-based automation chops to keep app-driven tasks in order. The software outfit has been keen on adding new functionality often, with channels opening up recently for Nike+,...
  • Google's Megan Smith rumored as America's next CTO

    29 August 2014, 2:42 pm by: Chris Velazco

    The United States found itself without a Chief Technology Officer yesterday when Todd Park relinquished his post to go trawl Silicon Valley for IT types, but that spot may not stay open for long. Bloomberg claims that there's already a frontrunner...
  • 3D-printed mesh gives man with half a skull hope for recovery

    29 August 2014, 2:13 pm by: Chris Velazco

    People have been patching up their bodies with foreign parts for ages now, but 3D printing has only made that process easier, faster and more emblematic of hope. Case in point: a Chinese farmer named Hu fell three stories in a construction accident,...

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