posted 20 days ago on engadget
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the full article here. After 36 hours of research, testing eight different devices in a number of real-world settings and then playing the audio we c...

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Samsung's latest attempt to appeal Apple's 2012 patent infringement victory has fallen flat. A U.S Federal Court of Appeals rejected the Korean electronics giant's bid for reconsideration yesterday, reports the San Jose Mercury News. The original 2...

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Remember the tale of how Reddit managed to get itself banned in Russia because of a thread that promoted the growing of psychedelic mushrooms? A few days later and the site has returned, mostly because it rolled over and locally blocked the offendi...

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There are a lot of devices out there that you can use to keep track of your pets, but the Buddy collar is akin to several types rolled into one. The LED collar makes sure Fido's visible in the dark, but it's also a temperature sensor, an activity t...

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Evernote's been beta testing a redesigned web interface since last October. But, after nearly a year of experimenting with the fresh look, the company is finally ready to make it available to all its users starting this week. The main purpose of th...

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The Bundesliga, Germany's top-tier football league, is coming to YouTube. After recently securing US broadcast rights for this competition, Fox Sports has now announced it will stream a live match via Google's video service on August 14th. As the n...

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posted 20 days ago on engadget
Getting an FAA exemption to operate commercial drones in American airspace is almost more trouble than it's worth, what with the litany of requirements and restrictions. That's why Google, according to a Guardian report, has been sidestepping those...

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posted 21 days ago on engadget
"I just want it to be known that I accomplished my goal for real, and I accomplished it for me, my teammates, and girls in eSports. That's it. No one else. Don't fucking put me on some LGBT agenda or some bullshit." That's part of the statement th...

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posted 21 days ago on engadget
This is what we like to call a "chill stream." That doesn't mean it's cold or that it involves a small river, though this particular game does feature quite a lot of water. It simply means that we're going to take this livestream slowly, calmly and...

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posted 21 days ago on engadget
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...

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The Stagefright vulnerability for Android won't seem to want to go away. According to Exodus Intelligence researchers one of the patched issued by Google could still allow access to Android devices. The researchers told Engadget via email, "the sum...

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posted 21 days ago on engadget
Dell's latest Chromebook, the Chromebook 13, was designed specifically for businesses. But with a high-res, high-quality screen and a durable design reminiscent of Dell's other notebooks, it actually looks like the Chrome OS laptop we lay people ha...

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posted 21 days ago on engadget
Samsung has dropped a surprise at its Unpacked 2015 event by showing off a new Gear S2 smartwatch. I know what you're thinking, and it might go along the lines of "ugh!" based on earlier Gear models. But this time, Samsung has upped the style quoti...

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posted 21 days ago on engadget
Samsung is gearing up to show us... well, we don't know exactly what yet. However, if rumors and leaks hold true, there could be announcements for at least two new smartphones: the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+. If anything, Samsung's invite to...

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posted 21 days ago on engadget
It's that time again, friends. Samsung wasn't going to let a load of highly descriptive leaks spoil the show it's got planned for us, so let's get the full lowdown on what the company's actually been working on together. Our guesses? Well, a new Ga...

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posted 21 days ago on engadget
Google is Alphabet now, in one of the more confusing rebrandings since Netflix thought that Qwikster would be a good idea. This week, in addition to trying to think of clever headlines about the Alphabet announcement, we heard back from the Def Con...

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posted 21 days ago on engadget
Today on In Case You Missed It: We take on two pieces of robot news, both of which seem promising for different reasons. First, a robot with responsive, human reflexes is being designed to enter dangerous situations where a real person might be inj...

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posted 22 days ago on engadget
If you're so concerned about the security of your Dropbox account that even two-factor authentication through your phone seems too risky, you can rest easy. The cloud storage outfit has added support for USB keys as part of the two-factor sign-in...

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posted 22 days ago on engadget
Twitter's push to make DMs a full on messaging service continues. Beginning today, the 140 character limit for Direct Messages has been lifted in the iOS, Android, Mac apps, Tweetdeck and on Twitter.com. The new limit of 10,000 characters pretty mu...

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posted 22 days ago on engadget
It's a new Wednesday, which means I'm back to answer more of your questions! This week, we have Dana Wollman on to talk all about Microsoft's new Edge browser and how it compares to IE. Read her full review here. We also have some of your respon...

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posted 22 days ago on engadget
Today on In Case You Missed It: Another car hacking job, this one by the University of San Diego, is showing just how vulnerable our smart cars can be. And if you're sick of people stealing things off your desk, check out this rubber-band shooting...

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posted 22 days ago on engadget
Here's the evolution of mobile news reading in a nutshell: First there were browsers; then RSS readers; and eventually we saw a slew of news reading apps like Flipboard, Feedly and Nuzzle that aimed to make it easier to discover and read news. Now...

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posted 22 days ago on engadget
Right now, the easiest way to read breaking news on your smartphone is to download a dedicated news reader app, something like Paper or Flipboard -- but rumor has it that Facebook is working on something different. According to Business Insider, Fa...

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posted 23 days ago on engadget
It's not only Chrysler drivers that have to worry about hackers taking control of their cars from afar. UC San Diego researchers have found that you can control features on cars of many makes by exploiting vulnerabilities in cellular-capable dongl...

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posted 23 days ago on engadget
Fancy that you could create the next Inside Out if you only had the right tools? Pixar just made that dream a little more realistic. Mere months after giving away Renderman, the studio has announced plans to open the source code for its Universal...

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