posted 22 days ago on engadget
Skype is constantly getting new tools to make call-related tasks easier, and today the Android version received two more. First, there's now an option for scheduling calls in the mobile app. Select the contact you want to schedule a call with and sel...

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posted 23 days ago on engadget
If you were left wondering how the team behind the Zano mini drone could raise so much crowdfunding cash only to crash and burn within the space of a year, you're not alone. Kickstarter commissioned journalist Mark Harris to find out what went wrong,...

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posted 23 days ago on engadget
Netflix hasn't been shy about delving into geekier fare with its original programming -- the Wachowski's Sense8 is straight sci-fci, and Marvel's Jessica Jones and Daredevil are fantastical shows in their own right. Now, both Variety and Deadline are...

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Since I started at Engadget, it's been my life's mission (possible exaggeration) to reduce the number of gadgets I carry when I run. At one point, getting ready for a workout was something of a memory test. Where's my heart-rate strap? Did I charge m...

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posted 23 days ago on engadget
This article contains spoilers for That Dragon, Cancer. My son died on May 27th 2005, the day after his extremely premature birth. I rarely talk about it, or even let my brain wander to the memories of what were some of the worst hours of my life. T...

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posted 23 days ago on engadget
DraftKings, FanDuel and all other daily fantasy sports websites can't catch a break. In Washington, their fate depends on which bill state legislators decide to pass. Rep. Chris Hurst's House bill wants to reinforce the state's existing law and offic...

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posted 23 days ago on engadget
Crytek is best known for Crysis, Far Cry and other games that push the limits of CryEngine, a developer tool that it licenses to other studios. Having gone through a bit of a rough patch, the company is focusing sharply on VR, developing new experien...

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posted 24 days ago on engadget
Major League Baseball is in court today to defend its practice of region-locking game broadcasts, Bloomberg Business reports. The MLB's broadcast deals force some fans to purchase bloated TV and internet packages like DirecTV's Extra Innings or MLB.T...

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posted 24 days ago on engadget
Facebook has offered Tor support for a while if you've been concerned about keeping your social networking activity private, but what about on your phone? Don't worry, you're covered. The site has started rolling out Tor support on Android, giving...

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posted 24 days ago on engadget
Today on In Case You Missed It: Space X's latest Falcon 9 autonomous landing almost went according to plan. The rocket's satellite made it into orbit and the first stage booster set down on its drone barge but promptly fell over and exploded on acc...

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posted 24 days ago on engadget
Amazon vice president Paul Misener doesn't know if the company already has a pricing scheme for its Prime Air service, but he knows everything else there is to know about the delivery drones. He talked about the project at length in an interview with...

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posted 25 days ago on engadget
From 2012 to 2015, Russia researched ways of deflecting Earth-bound asteroids using nuclear weapons and came up with a best-case scenario, The Telegraph reports. The Central Scientific Research Institute of Machine Building, an arm of Russia's state-...

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posted 25 days ago on engadget
Nanoparticles are extremely small -- less than 100 nanometers in size -- but they can have a big impact on medicine, solar technology, batteries, computing and other industries. Nanoparticles are generally more reactive, stronger and more versatile t...

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posted 25 days ago on engadget
It's no secret that robots are replacing humans in factories, and both the retail and service industries are set to take a hit, too. Just how bad will things get? Well, the World Economic Forum says its research indicates that over 5 million jobs wil...

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posted 25 days ago on engadget
There's good news and bad news for Karma hotspot users. The good: Karma is restoring 5 Mbps download and upload speeds on its $50 unlimited data plan, after slowing things down a few weeks ago to deal with data hogs. The bad: You'll only get those sp...

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posted 25 days ago on engadget
Under pressure from black cabbies and traditional private hire operators, Transport for London (TfL) is currently entertaining new regulations that could cause serious problems for Uber and its business model. But Action for Cabbies, a company brough...

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posted 25 days ago on engadget
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly can brag about having a green thumb all day long, and we wouldn't mind at all. He's earned that right by successfully growing the first flower in space after the zinnia plants the ISS crew planted almost died. The astronaut...

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posted 26 days ago on engadget
Tonight the Democrats will take the stage and battle it out for the affections of the American public. The spectacle begins at 9PM ET on NBC. But, if network television isn't your thing, you'll have plenty of options for how to watch. You can fire up...

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posted 26 days ago on engadget
The New Horizons spacecraft might already be heading for a Kuiper belt object farther than Pluto, but it continues to give us a closer view of the dwarf planet. Some of the latest photos it sent back taken during the probe's closest flyby in July 201...

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posted 27 days ago on engadget
When it comes to headphones, comfort is at the top of my list of demands. It even edges out sound quality. Blue's Mo-Fi headphones were announced last year, and while they offered great sound, a built-in amp added an uncomfortable amount of bulk. Tha...

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posted 27 days ago on engadget
'Heroes,' Heavenly Bodies and David Bowie's Untouchable Brilliance Bomani Jones, Playboy I've followed the work of ESPN's Bomani Jones long enough to know that when he writes about music, you should pay attention. After David Bowie passed away ear...

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posted 27 days ago on engadget
Today on In Case You Missed It: A team that placed in the most recent DARPA challenge is still testing its robot, only now the tasks are more house-related. The IHMC has found that they can best tell whether their bot is responding well to new soft...

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posted 27 days ago on engadget
Elon Musk and the folks at SpaceX aren't only preparing to return another rocket from space back to the Earth this weekend, they're also running tests on the one that already safely came back. Of course, firing up a Falcon 9 that made the trip to spa...

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posted 27 days ago on engadget
Last year Google shipped off some of its wilder projects for administration under new parent company Alphabet, which included its efforts with robots and the lab formerly known as Google X. A New York Times report says that the latter, now just known...

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posted 27 days ago on engadget
iTunes Radio was Apple's first foray into streaming music, but a pretty major change to the service is afoot -- today, the company has started sending emails to customers saying that iTunes Radio will no longer be a free, ad-supported service for iTu...

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