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Have you recently noticed people commenting on your Twitter favorites, even when you didn't (intentionally) share them with the rest of the world? You're not alone. The social network has started putting your favorites and following activity in your...

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Watching silly YouTube videos and checking your Microsoft Live account might sound harmless enough -- too harmless, in fact, to lead to a security breach. But, thing is, they're not as safe as you think: if a law enforcement agency or your government...

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You don't have to wait until Motorola's September 4th event to get more details regarding the Moto 360 smartwatch, it seems -- Best Buy appears to have the scoop over two weeks early. The big-box retailer has posted a product listing for the...

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Need to have notifications on your wrist, but worried that a standard smartwatch will clash with your personal sense of style? Have you tried a smart bangle? There's one on Kickstarter if it suits your needs. Elemoon is a large, LED-laden bracelet...

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AllCast has let almost any Android device send photos and videos to the Chrome desktop browser for a while, but mirroring your screen has been a pain; if you didn't have a Nexus 5, you were out of luck. That clever feature is about to get a lot more...

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Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. Energy and clean water are two essential resources that we're running critically low on in the 21st...

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For the most part, portable energy generators are intended for modest uses. They can charge your phone, but they won't drive high-powered laptops or small appliances. That might change if Omni3D gets its crowdfunded AirEnergy 3D off the ground. The...

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Sony may have given up on its Xperia Play, but Chinese gaming companies 78point and Much think there's still a demand for Android phones with built-in gaming buttons and joysticks. Funnily enough, both brands ended up sourcing their hardware from the...

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Sure, you can set an out-of-office auto-reply to let others know they shouldn't email you, but that doesn't usually stop the messages; you may still have to handle those urgent-but-not-really requests while you're on vacation. That's not a problem if...

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You know all those annoying ads cluttering the Xbox 360 and Xbox One dashboards? Well, one of their creators has issued an apology. Former Microsoft employee Allen Murray writes on Gamasutra just how his noble intent to get digital games noticed on...

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The White House gave hope to critics of US government surveillance when it nominated its first Chief Privacy Officer last year, but it appears that those privacy reform efforts just hit a snag. Nicole Wong has left the CPO position (which also made...

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This week, we reviewed NVIDIA's Shield tablet, toured a graveyard of Boeing 747s, discussed the future of Xbox One, visited the new Sky Sports News HQ and more! Read on for Engadget's news highlights from the last seven days. Oh, and be sure to...

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Nexus 7 tablets will soon be a common sight on Virgin America planes, but unlike other airlines that lend passengers tablets for entertainment, you can only use them if you're part the crew. On a VA plane, you can easily order grub by pressing a...

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Happy Saturday! Here's a fresh edition of Feedback Loop, so grab your coffee and dive in! This week we're talking about our favorite keyboards, which dash cams are the best, the podcasts we're currently listening to and USB cables....

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Germany may be upset with the US over its eagerness to spy on national leaders (and seemingly everyone else), but it turns out that Germany itself isn't completely above reproach. Der Spiegel has revealed that the country's BND intelligence agency...

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A year later, and strangers still ask. "Is that the Lumia with the crazy camera? How do you like it?" And, after a year, I still offer up the same basic response. "Great camera, solid phone." But after 12 months, and with a slew of new handsets...

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You may know that the UK's GCHQ intelligence agency pokes its nose into people's internet service accounts, but it's now clear that the spy outfit is mapping the internet connections of whole nations, too. Heise has obtained documents showing that a...

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Looking for the perfect chaise longue? That's no easy feat even on the best days, but the process is made even trickier since stores rarely seem to have their full collections on display. That's precisely the problem a San Francisco startup called...

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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. The Billion Dollar Web...

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What's the quickest way to lose 5 pounds? Why Photoshop, of course. If you've picked up a magazine anytime in the last 15 years, you've probably been treated to a digitally manipulated parody of the human form. The practice of photoshopping flaws out...

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Word to the wise, kids: do not muck around with your phone while driving. Some of you probably won't be able to help it (tsk tsk), but a team from Santa Catarina State University in Brazil just might have the solution -- according to MIT Technology...

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Sure, you're smart enough to know that "New Study Finds Humans Shouldn't Spend More Than 5 Consecutive Hours Together" is a headline from well-known satirical publication The Onion. But not everyone is, which could lead to some misdirected -- and...

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You know why you should always keep a close eye on your credit card activity? Because hackers can target any kind of establishment, whether they're huge corporations, mom-and-pop shops or, in this case, grocery chains. American chains SuperValu and...

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Remember that Nikkei report that said Nintendo was eyeballing mobile devices? The one that Nintendo immediately denied? It might be true after all -- sort of. The Pokémon Company has confirmed that the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online will be...

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After a few stumbles toward the finish line, the first wave of the latest Oculus Rift prototype shipment has concluded. It's no small number, either. Oculus' vice president of product Nate Mitchell tells Road to VR that his company shipped over...

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