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  • Alienware's Alpha game console is ready to invade your living room

    22 November 2014, 11:58 pm by: Jon Fingas

    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

    22 November 2014, 10:02 pm by: Andy Bowen

    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

    22 November 2014, 7:45 pm by: Jon Fingas

    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

    22 November 2014, 5:21 pm by: Steve Dent

    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

    22 November 2014, 3:01 pm by: Jon Fingas

    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

    22 November 2014, 1:00 pm by: Kris Naudus

    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

    22 November 2014, 10:46 am by: Mariella Moon

    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

    22 November 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. @War: The Rise of the...
  • Here's a machine that turns water into synthetic gasoline

    22 November 2014, 6:55 am by: Timothy J. Seppala

    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

    22 November 2014, 3:33 am by: Richard Lawler

    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

    21 November 2014, 11:02 pm by: Timothy J. Seppala

    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

    21 November 2014, 9:16 pm by: Jon Fingas

    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!

    21 November 2014, 7:36 pm by: Andy Bowen

    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

    21 November 2014, 6:38 pm by: Richard Lawler

    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?

    21 November 2014, 5:50 pm by: Dave Schumaker

    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,...
  • Google Maps offers more info about destinations and alternate routes

    21 November 2014, 5:17 pm by: Billy Steele

    Earlier this month, Google Maps for Android received the requisite Material Design update and tacked on in-app restaurant reservations for good measure (in the US). A new version is rolling out, and with it comes some handy features to lend a hand...
  • Uh-oh, Moto: AT&T is sending back early Nexus 6 units over a bug

    21 November 2014, 4:38 pm by: Devindra Hardawar

    If you're an AT&T customer eager to get your hands on the over-sized Nexus 6, get ready to wait a bit. AT&T stores are apparently returning the first crop of Nexus 6 units to Motorola over a software bug, Droid Life reports. And it'll likely be a...
  • FCC Chairman says fear of lawsuits is holding up Net Neutrality

    21 November 2014, 4:07 pm by: Sean Buckley

    The Federal Communications Commission might seem slow, even resistant to calls for Net Neutrality, but FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says the organizations slow reaction is very deliberate. "The big dogs are going to sue regardless of what comes out," the...
  • EU wants to separate search from the rest of Google

    21 November 2014, 3:44 pm by: Chris Velazco

    Google's been caught up in an antitrust tango with the European Union for years, and since the EU hasn't been thrilled with the search giant's attempted concessions, there might be an extreme new option on the table. According to a report from the...
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Edge launch delayed until December 12th in the UK

    21 November 2014, 3:26 pm by: Nick Summers

    We've a bit of bad news for anyone who wanted to pick up Samsung's unusual Galaxy Note Edge next week. We knew something was up when the original pre-order date of November 14th rolled around and the curved curiosity was a no-show. A Samsung...
  • Microsoft is adding Google Drive-style chat to Office Online apps

    21 November 2014, 3:09 pm by: Billy Steele

    If you enjoy the handy chat feature inside shared docs on Google Drive, it appears Microsoft is adding the feature to its web-based productivity suite as well. According WinSuperSite, Office Online is getting those sidebar convos in the coming weeks,...
  • Country Music Association finds streaming is better for sales than radio

    21 November 2014, 2:34 pm by: Billy Steele

    While the debate over compensation from streaming services rages on, the Country Music Association says those music libraries boost sales better than radio plays. In a recent study, the CMA found that listeners over the age of 18 were prone to...
  • What to get when you've got a drone enthusiast in your life

    21 November 2014, 2:00 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...
  • Playdate: We're livestreaming 'Super Smash Bros. for Wii U'! (update: game over!)

    21 November 2014, 1:30 pm by: Ben Gilbert

    What is Super Smash Bros.? It is Nintendo at its most referential, its most detail-oriented. We already said all this once before, actually. Right here. Anyway, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (that's seriously the full title) has finally arrived on...
  • 3D-printed livers go on sale to impatient scientists

    21 November 2014, 1:02 pm by: Daniel Cooper

    So far, the biggest benefit of 3D-printing organs is that you don't need someone to donate their body to medical science before you can do an experiment. That's why Organovo's big news is so exciting for scientists, since the company has let it be...

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