posted 20 days ago on engadget
If you had any doubts over what HTC's new flagship might look like, it's time to fold them up like a paper airplane and throw them out the window. A promotional video for the new "10" smartphone has leaked online, revealing what it looks like from al...

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posted 20 days ago on engadget
Rain is normally a solar energy cell's worst nightmare, but a team of Chinese scientists could make it a tremendous ally. They've developed a solar cell with an atom-thick graphene layer that harvests energy from raindrops, making it useful even on...

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posted 21 days ago on engadget
The humongous black hole in the center of a galaxy called NGC 1600 took the MASSIVE Survey astronomers by surprise. It's not only almost as big as the largest one we've discovered, it's also located in a sparsely populated region of only 20 or so gal...

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posted 21 days ago on engadget
Today on In Case You Missed It: Moleskine debuted its new Smart Writing Set which automatically digitizes anything that you physically write or draw. A team of art historians taught a computer to perfectly match Rembrandt's artistic style then...

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posted 22 days ago on engadget
This Is What Happened When My Mom Ran My Tinder for a Month Clay Skipper, GQ Mom knows best, right? Well, here's the story of a 26-year-old who installed Tinder on his mom's phone and let her find him a date. As you can probably guess, hilarity en...

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posted 22 days ago on engadget
Alphabet's intent to get rid of Boston Dynamics hasn't affected its other robotics programs, from the looks of it. On Japan's New Economic Summit stage, the Google-X-subsidiary SCHAFT unveiled a new bipedal unit that's capable of climbing stairs, car...

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posted 22 days ago on engadget
Now that the dust has (mostly) settled between the government and Apple over the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone 5c, we're learning this isn't the first time the firm has objected to breaking into its smartphones. In February, a Boston magistrate tri...

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posted 22 days ago on engadget
Howdy! This post marks our twelfth Public Access Weekly article, and it's just occurred to me that it's been nearly a whole year since we first launched Public Access with tales about your first screen names, ISP haikus and growing up geek stories....

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posted 22 days ago on engadget
By Rik Paul This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here. After doing three months of research, interviewing leading experts, and driving all 11 electric vehicles that are...

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posted 22 days ago on engadget
Microsoft updated its Translator app to support offline translation on Android back in February, and it's just added the same feature to the iOS version. Like the Android app, the translation works by way of deep learning. Behind the scenes a neural...

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posted 23 days ago on engadget
Shadow Moses was intended to be a Metal Gear Solid fan remake, but development came to a halt last month over copyright issues. As a result, the group behind that project, iRam Gamer, has now shifted focus to creating a virtual reality museum honorin...

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posted 23 days ago on engadget
The news almost reads like an Onion headline: Sweden, the country, has got its very own telephone number. And you can call it anytime you like to chat with a random Swede about, well, anything really. The quirky announcement is the work of the Swedis...

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posted 23 days ago on engadget
Ever since it acquired Sunrise, the popular social calendar app, Microsoft's been bringing more of its features to the Outlook mobile apps. To that end, Outlook for iOS and Android can now sync with Evernote, Facebook and Wunderlist, which will let u...

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posted 23 days ago on engadget
Nearly two years ago, SYNEK launched a Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund its countertop beer system to keep fresh suds available on tap at home. After raising $650,000, it launched successfully and received a warm reception for that product. Now the...

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posted 24 days ago on engadget
Unlike most quadcopters, the Aqua-Quad doesn't take off from solid ground. Dr. Kevin Jones and his team from the Naval Postgraduate School developed it to fly straight up from the ocean or any body of water. And it can land back on water after it has...

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posted 24 days ago on engadget
Plenty of big tech companies are looking to source green energy whenever they can for their substantial energy needs, and Google is the same. But it looks like it's hard to find the renewable energy you're looking for in Asia -- specifically China, w...

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posted 24 days ago on engadget
Late last year the FAA implemented rules on drone registration, and now its working group of experts has submitted another set of recommendations. This time the focus is on rules for unmanned aircraft flights over people (who aren't directly involved...

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posted 24 days ago on engadget
It's trivial to play vintage Nintendo games if you're not picky about what devices you use. But what if you miss the look and feel of the original Game Boy? Wermy has an answer: build a Game Boy that does it all. His Game Boy Zero modification uses a...

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posted 24 days ago on engadget
That gigantic Panama Papers leak revealing the sometimes shady tax haven dealings of the wealthy? If you ask the law firm the data came from, it's no leak at all... it's the fallout from an attack. Mossack Fonseca co-founder Ramon Fonseca tells Reu...

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posted 24 days ago on engadget
By the time I hit publish on this review, something interesting had happened: Dell revealed that its XPS 15 laptop was outselling the smaller XPS 13. How could that be? Most flagship notebooks these days have 13-inch displays or smaller. And for good...

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posted 24 days ago on engadget
If you wanted to create 360-degree video, there are a few options you can choose from. Consumers like you and me would likely go for a portable camera like the Ricoh Theta or Kodak's SP360. Professionals on the other hand would opt for Google's 16-ca...

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posted 24 days ago on engadget
OK, the title is a little inflammatory. I know that not everyone using meal delivery services are lazy -- heck, some people have things like children and full-time jobs to think about! But there are alternatives out there, and Gabi Moskowitz of t...

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posted 25 days ago on engadget
Thanks to its affordable and often feature-packed devices, Huawei has firmly entrenched itself as the third biggest smartphone manufacturer behind Apple and Samsung. Over the past six months or so, the company has added new handsets to its bigger-scr...

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posted 25 days ago on engadget
Some of the latest consumer drones, such as the DJI Phantom 4, come with an obstacle avoidance system. They're designed for stationary and slow-moving objects, however, like trees and cyclists, rather than aircraft ripping through the sky at 550mph....

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posted 25 days ago on engadget
For years, Google has had tools to test the lag in Android and Chrome OS devices, letting it know when bad hardware or sloppy software is causing delays in touch input or voice commands. Wish you could check that lag yourself? As of now, you can: Goo...

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