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Jawbone has struggled to gain traction in the fitness-tracking market for some time, despite being one of the first to the market. Now, it looks like the company is ready to cash it in entirely. A report from Tech Insider claims the company has stopp...

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This week something happened on Game of Thrones, and I cannot tell you what that thing is because I am two seasons behind (and I don't give out spoilers). But I can tell you that a picture of Hodor did indeed appear in the elevator of the Engadget o...

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Banks use a service to send secure messages built by the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT) to send financial transaction instructions. But recently it hasn't been so secure: Hackers stole $12 million from Ecuador ba...

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It was in the drafty lounge, just days after our daughter was born, that the health visitor warned us against buying Tommee Tippee's Perfect Prep. She leant in, conspiratorially, and faux-whispered "between you and me, they're unsafe" with eyes darti...

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Live video is all the rage for Facebook right now, and next week CEO Mark Zuckerberg will show off the feature with some help from NASA. On Wednesday, June 1st, Zuckerberg will host a 20-minute livestream with NASA astronauts Tim Kopra and Jeff Willi...

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Faulty Takata airbag inflators resulted in the recall of 12 million more US vehicles from eight major automakers on Friday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration posted recalls from Honda, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru, Fe...

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Researchers from MIT, Arizona State University and Baylor University have developed a new algorithm that promises to simplify the arduous and complex task of assembling DNA into structures other than a double helix. These structures could eventually...

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The best part of Battleborn is its prologue cinematic. That's not to say the game itself isn't any good -- in fact, it's a wonderful single- and multiplayer experience for the fantastical first-person-shooter crowd. However, the opening video is divi...

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Ars Technica reports that a "well-known European studio" is currently working on a VR game for "set in the universe of an established, long-running franchise" the Xbox One console. The unnamed game is slated for a 2017 release. Ars received the news...

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While Blue Origin has shown it can successfully land a reusable rocket multiple times, the space tourism company will hit the ground a little harder on the next test. As Jeff Bezos announced this week, his space venture will intentionally crash the e...

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By Kimber Streams This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here. After putting in 15 hours of research and testing—in addition to hundreds of hours gaming on controll...

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What better way to celebrate the third anniversary of the popular mobile game Injustice: Gods Among Us than with a Batman-themed phone. Samsung created the Galaxy S7 Edge Justice Edition for the occasion (rather than the release of a certain movie),...

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HP revealed an arsenal of new gaming gear yesterday, but it had one more device up it's sleeve. Another PC that's part of the recently announced Omen line is a backpack machine that's VR-ready. It's still in development, so details are a bit scarce a...

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That small stick in the image above might look like a fat toothpick or a part of a toy that broke off, but its much, much more than that. It's called Probuphine, and it's the first implant treatment for opioid addiction that got the FDA's blessing. O...

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Peaches is her aunt. Jared Leto's a fan and so is Jean-Michel Jarre, who sent her to live with an indigenous tribe in the Amazon. She's modeled for Diesel and composed for German theater. She's conducted magnetic resonance imaging studies on mutated...

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HTC is cooking up a game of its own for the Vive virtual reality headset. Little is known about the title, other than its name -- Front Defense -- and that it'll be shown at the Computex conference in Taiwan next week. A quick translation of HTC's an...

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Today on In Case You Missed It: That newly installed inflatable habitat aboard the International Space Station has refused to fully inflate and nobody's sure why just yet. A Japanese inventor has devised a system that enables users to hijack anot...

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It's hard to talk about Dragon Quest Builders without mentioning Minecraft. Clearly, Square Enix's title is inspired by the block-building phenomenon developed by Mojang. But the two play quite differently -- Builders is a more structured adventure w...

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Stingray devices that can intercept mobile calls, track users and block signals are definitely being used in the UK, it's come to light. The first official confirmation that these "IMSI catchers" are out in the wild comes from the Scottish Prison Ser...

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To celebrate the culmination of Scripps' National Spelling Bee, Google decided to find out what words most Americans struggle with. The search engine aggregated every query that began with "how to spell" and then identified which one was the most pop...

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If you can't wait to get your hands on Daydream, Google's new mobile VR platform, then there's some bad news coming. The company's Clay Bavor has conceded to RoadToVR that you'll probably have to buy a new handset for it to work. He says that existin...

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Picking the right smartphone can be tough. With Apple, Samsung, LG, HTC and plenty of other manufacturers releasing handsets at a steady clip, it can be difficult to keep up with each and every launch. We use our smartphones for work, play and everyt...

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Watching a loved one exist in a vegetative state can be absolutely heartbreaking, but there isn't a lot that can be done aside from waiting to see if they'll come out of it. A big problem is that doctors have a hard time discerning between patients i...

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People know people. It's how Facebook works. Now it's a random force for good, helping to track and convict a thief in Birmingham in the UK. Omar Famuyide was spotted on the social network's "people you may know" feature by one of his victims, after...

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Ofcom, the UK's communications regulator, and the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) are making it simpler for Brits to avoid unwanted and unprompted sales calls. A new "text-to-register" option means you can type "TPS," followed by your email addres...

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