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  • Logitech extends Harmony line to control more of your home

    17 September 2014, 9:08 am by: Ben Drawbaugh

    Logitech's got a new Harmony remote and it's an even bigger push into home automation over the current Harmony Smart Control home theater remote lineup. Shipping this month, the new Harmony Home Control devices start at $99 for the Home Hub (which...
  • Dixons Carphone gives hundreds of stricken Phones4u employees new jobs

    17 September 2014, 8:54 am by: Matt Brian

    When Phones4u announced its surprise decision to call in the administrators, its 5,600 employees were left facing a very uncertain future. While the retailer is busy figuring out its options, one of it's biggest rivals, Dixons Carphone, has swooped...
  • Olympus is working on a Sony-style remote lens camera, too

    17 September 2014, 8:45 am by: Daniel Cooper

    It's been a year since Sony launched its range of lens cameras, WiFi-enabled zoom lenses that connect to your smartphone and offer far better pictures than your built-in snapper. For its second generation hardware, the company went one further and...
  • Diane Von Furstenberg's designer Google Glass frames come to the UK

    17 September 2014, 8:38 am by: Jamie Rigg

    When Google Glass went on sale in the UK in June, deep-pocketed early adopters could choose between the basic frame or one of the more stylish options from Google's Titanium collection for some extra cash. Well-heeled fashionistas that weren't...
  • Fujifilm packs a ton of power in the X30 point-and-shoot

    17 September 2014, 8:15 am by: Zach Honig

    The highlight for Fujifilm at this year's Photokina is undoubtedly the X100T and its brilliant hybrid viewfinder, but the X30 point-and-shoot is also not to be missed. Internally, the $599 compact is nearly identical to its predecessor, the X20, with...
  • Amazon listing details new smaller, high-res 'Voyage' Kindles

    17 September 2014, 7:32 am by: James Trew

    You don't need supernatural powers to realize that it's been 12 months since a Kindle Paperwhite refresh, ergo we could be due a new one. It also kinda helps when Amazon's own web-store lets slip a little bit of info. Some eager searchers spotted a...
  • Instagram ads are coming to UK feeds very soon

    17 September 2014, 7:19 am by: Matt Brian

    While Instagram has been monetising its app for nearly a year, UK users have enjoyed scrolling through timelines that are completely free of ads. Until today, that is. The company has taken to the service to share the very first sponsored post with...
  • Facebook's rumored 'Moments' app will help you share privately

    17 September 2014, 6:38 am by: James Trew

    Facebook's megaphone-like approach to sharing makes it less than ideal for more private missives. Sharing private images or jokes with select people is something of a test of nerves. One slip of a drop-down menu, and your intimate photo could go...
  • Philips aims to relieve persistent pain with smartphone-controlled devices

    17 September 2014, 5:48 am by: Mariella Moon

    Philips will soon launch a couple of iPhone- and iPad-controlled devices, but they're not the company's usual phone docks or Hue smartlight models -- they're gadgets designed to help suppress persistent pain. The first device (above) called...
  • Create your own Moto X: Moto Maker now available in the UK

    17 September 2014, 5:28 am by: Matt Brian

    Motorola's new Moto X might not be sale in the UK yet, but that isn't stopping the company from letting customers create their own designs ahead of its release. Today, for the first time, Brits can get to grips with Moto Maker, Motorola's web-based...
  • 'Goat Simulator' is now ruining picnics and butting heads on iOS and Android

    17 September 2014, 4:25 am by: Timothy J. Seppala

    Can't wait for the Xbox One version of Goat Simulator's absolute madness and have an iOS device? (Update: Or an Android one?) Well, then Coffee Stain Studios has you covered. The team's not-at-all serious (or realistic) depiction of goat life is now...
  • Virgin Media's TiVo design makeover begins with an updated iOS app

    17 September 2014, 4:14 am by: Matt Brian

    For the first time in four years, Virgin Media is going to give its TiVo user interface a much-needed facelift. Gone is the rich red that previously adorned menus, replaced with a new "plum" colour (purple to the untrained eye), that's expected to...
  • ​Sony expects losses to quadruple because of its smartphones

    17 September 2014, 3:21 am by: Mat Smith

    Once again recalibrating its bad news for the latest financial quarter, Sony has quadrupled its forecast loss for the financial year and it's down to those Xperia smartphones. The company already cut its forecast for smartphone sales in July, and...
  • iOS 8 doesn't play well with Dropbox's automatic backup feature

    17 September 2014, 3:05 am by: Mariella Moon

    You excited that iOS 8's scheduled to land on your iPhones and iPads later? Cool, but if you avidly use Dropbox to back up your photos and videos, the new software comes bundled with a dash of disappointment. According to Dropbox, its service has an...
  • 'Deep Web' is a show based on the Silk Road story

    17 September 2014, 2:03 am by: Timothy J. Seppala

    If the hacker bits in House of Cards' second season stoked a fire in you for the illicit parts of the internet, maybe Spike TV and Gary Oldman (pictured above) have you covered. The former has partnered with the latter and a few others to produce a...
  • Goat-inspired prosthetic leg will give rock climbers better footing

    17 September 2014, 1:05 am by: Sean Buckley

    For all the neural-controlled, bluetooth-enabled and sport-specific prosthetics humanity has designed over the years, one thing remains constant: most of of them are lousy for climbing rock faces. Design student Kai Lin learned this while researching...
  • Yes, Unreal Engine 4 is coming to Samsung Gear VR too

    17 September 2014, 12:04 am by: Timothy J. Seppala

    The latest game development toolkit from Epic Games supports Oculus Rift and Sony's Project Morpheus, but what about virtual or augmented reality on mobile devices? That's coming, too -- and apparently pretty soon. Road to VR has noticed that on...
  • Verizon's HD voice and video chat only works on two phones (for now)

    16 September 2014, 11:03 pm by: Mariella Moon

    Verizon's HD voice and video chat feature is now live, just like it promised back in August. The carrier officially calls it "Advanced Calling 1.0," and it lets you make high-definition voice calls over LTE to other Verizon phones that also have the...
  • Cosmos for Android lets you browse the web via SMS

    16 September 2014, 10:11 pm by: Mariella Moon

    In many parts of the world where LTE and 3G aren't as accessible, something like the Cosmos browser for Android could be incredibly cheap and useful. This upcoming Android app, you see, doesn't need data to work -- you simply plug in a URL, and it...
  • iOS 8 review: Some overdue updates, but well worth the wait

    16 September 2014, 9:00 pm by: Brad Molen

    Out with the old, in with the new. That was the theme of last year's iOS update, known as iOS 7, which ushered in a flat new design. Although Apple threw in some new functionality as well, it was clear the company was mainly focused on giving its...
  • iPhone 6 and 6 Plus review: bigger and better, but with stiffer competition

    16 September 2014, 9:00 pm by: Brad Molen

    To say that Apple's doing things differently would be an understatement. With the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, the company introduced two new high-end phones at the same time, both with a complete redesign and a much larger...
  • Android's new flatter design is taking over the Play Store app soon

    16 September 2014, 8:28 pm by: Jon Fingas

    Google may have already given Android's Play Store a big makeover this summer, but it's not done yet -- there's another revamp coming this year. Android Police has posted shots of a pre-release Play Store 5.0 update that's very clearly guided by...
  • ZTE's new supersized phone packs a two-day battery and a low price

    16 September 2014, 8:00 pm by: Jon Fingas

    If you like the prospect of a giant smartphone but find even LG's G Vista too rich for your blood, ZTE might have something that's more up your alley. It just unveiled the ZMAX, a 5.7-inch device that hopefully won't crush your bank account. The 720p...
  • Samsung's new online sitcom tries to make its employees look hip

    16 September 2014, 7:37 pm by: Jon Fingas

    Samsung doesn't just want to make its products look cool -- it wants its jobs to look cool, too. It's accordingly launching Best Future, an online-only musical sitcom that portrays Samsung as a hip place to work for young South Koreans. The star is...
  • Engadget Daily: LittleBits unveils BitLab, hands-on with the Socialmatic camera and more!

    16 September 2014, 7:26 pm by: Andy Bowen

    Today at Photokina 2014, we go hands-on with the oddly shaped Polaroid Socialmatic, and well, a lot of seriously expensive Leica shooters. But that's not all -- read on for Engadget's news highlights from the last 24 hours. ...

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