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One of the first things I do before I post anything on Facebook is to make sure I know exactly who will see it. If it's a vacation photo of me and my husband, I restrict it to friends and family. If it's just a link to something funny on the...

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen has long made it obvious that he wants to turn a profit by 2016, but it's now clear that nothing will stand in the way of that goal -- not even his company's smartphones. While devices are still part of the plan, Chen tells...

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Don't change your password. It's strange advice to hear when the so-called Heartbleed bug is leaving databases all over the web open and exposed, but it's applicable. Yes, security has been compromised for many of your favorite websites and services...

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The first time we flew around the world, it was 1924 and it took four pilots 175 days to do it. Flash forward some 90 years, and an ambitious crew in Switzerland is planning to take a stab at it themselves next year. The difference? They're aiming to...

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You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all...

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Google teased us with a behind-the-scenes look at Project Ara's progress last week, and now it's giving would-be module makers some meat to dig into with its new Module Developers Kit. As the name implies, this release really isn't meant for laymen:...

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Greg Christie may have played a key role in developing the first iPhone, but he won't be hanging around Apple for much longer. The company has partly confirmed a 9to5 Mac report that the high-profile interface designer is leaving the company later...

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See those images above? Those could become a familiar sight in the future if you religiously use Google's Calendar app for Android. This crisper, cleaner Google Calendar was recently spotted by Geek.com (which also spilled the deets on a test version...

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It's Tuesday, which is time for the Engadget HD Podcast and we hope you'll join us for the live recording at 6:15PM. Big news from Amazon kicks off this week's show as the long awaited streamer from Bezos and company is in the house. We'll also dig...

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If you've flown to or from Canada in recent years using one of its airlines, you've probably noticed the lack of in-flight WiFi; apart from a couple of aircraft, you're incommunicado until you reach the ground. You won't be stuck reading books and...

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Motorola may have had to shuffle executives following Lenovo's acquisition plans, but the phone maker isn't straying far from its previous course. It just named company veteran Rick Osterloh as its President and COO, effective immediately. He'll...

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In a three hour hearing today (watch it here or embedded after the break, read the statements here), executives for Comcast and Time Warner Cable joined a few others taking questions about their proposed $45 billion merger. Unfortunately, after...

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Facebook has been testing new features inside its standalone Messenger app for months, and now the social network is pulling the chat feature from primary offering. The outfit has included messaging functionality in its main apps for some time now,...

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Sometimes you just have to march to the beat of a different drum. Or from that of a drum in your streaming library of choice. Either way, we've got a handful of portable audio options that could make said strides a bit more enjoyable. If fact, three...

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Major League Baseball is bringing back a classic. But while resuscitating an old title could sometimes create a double-edged-sword effect of sorts, that's not stopping MLB from taking the chance to reboot the R.B.I. Baseball series. Most importantly,...

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Siri, Cortana and Google Now are all inspired by the computers that Dave Bowman, Captain Picard and Iron Man use on a daily basis. But what if you wanted to turn your home into a voice-activated haven without those sorts of resources? Well, thanks to...

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Mozilla promised that Firefox OS was getting a gigantic interface redesign later this year, and it's now clear just how ambitious that remake will be. Ahmed Nefzaoui and Soren Hentzchel have provided an detailed look at Firefox OS 2.0 that shows off...

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We first learned of the Heartbleed Bug that allowed access to loads of sensitive internet data usually locked down by OpenSSL encryption just hours ago. And Google has been hard at work on the fixes. The folks in Mountain View have already patched...

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Whether you call it 4K or Ultra HD, next-gen television sets are on their way to your living room. Some experts expect sales in the US alone to approach one million this year, with early adopters opening their wallets at an even greater rate...

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It's not every day that a company shows off literal vacation slides as part of a press event, but Dropbox did it today as a way to introduce Carousel. It's an app for both iOS and Android that takes your photos from your Dropbox account and organizes...

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Dropbox is proclaiming that it's ready to launch "a new chapter," but what exactly does that mean for the cloud storage king? In addition to its ability to combine business and personal storage accounts, Dropbox also announced Mailbox for Android,...

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If you're the sort of person that likes to use Dropbox for Business and pleasure, your road has been a bit rough. Up until now, you had to keep them as two separate accounts and switching between the two involved signing out of one and signing into...

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The World Wide Web. It sounds like such a silly thing when you actually spell out those consecutive W's. Nowadays, we just say "the internet," but once upon a time the web was a new and exciting thing. It was a massive communications breakthrough...

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So far, invisibility systems for cars have been pretty lame or not terrible useful. Land Rover seems to have finally nailed it with the "transparent bonnet" (hood) on its Discover Vision concept car. It works via a heads up display, which projects a...

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Samsung's dabbled in creating dedicated spaces for UK shoppers a few times, but unlike arch-rival Apple, hasn't built up any long-standing retail presence. That's not the case in other regions, though, and earlier this year Samsung decided it was...

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