The Windows 10 preview will work on more phones soon
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2015, 10:07 pm
If you've been itching to try out a technical preview version of Windows 10 on your phone but didn't have a device on the short list, then we have good news. Microsoft just released a list of devices that it expects to support in the next "flight" an...


Daily Roundup: The best cheap WiFi router, Tim Cook donations and more!
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2015, 9:03 pm
In today's Daily Roundup you can learn about the best cheap WiFi router from our friends at The Wirecutter, read about Tim Cook planning to donate his fortune to charity and how new memory technology may allow SSDs with up to 10TB of storage. Catch u...


'The Legend of Zelda' Wii U version pushed out of 2015
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2015, 6:29 pm
Nintendo's Legend of Zelda game in development for Wii U is no longer due out in 2015, producer Eiji Aonuma announced in a video (embedded after the break) today. "I must apologize to you all that were expecting the game by year's end, but we are no ...


See in the dark (for a little bit) with night vision eyedrops
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2015, 7:39 pm
Daring biohackers from California's Science for the Masses collective have just performed the world's first night vision-enabling "Shine Job." They employed a chemical called Chlorin e6 (Ce6), which is extracted from deep sea fish and occasionally us...


Play Super Mario 64 in your browser now
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2015, 6:07 pm
Take the edge off of a full work week with a bit of Super Mario 64, available for download or playable right in your browser thanks to ingenious Unity developer Roystan Ross. He calls it Super Mario 64 HD, and it features the original game's first le...


Slack beefs up security after data breach with two-step authentication
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2015, 5:09 pm
When you've got a hot new online platform, you inevitably become a target for hackers. That's the lesson Slack, a popular business collaboration tool, learned when it discovered an intrusion in its systems last February. As a result, the company is n...


Tiny 3D-printed retro TV set plays B-movies for your Barbies
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2015, 3:19 pm
The Philco Predicta television is a 1950s design icon and one of the most easily recognizable television models in history, what with its detached picture tube and nearly flat screen. Unfortunately, finding a working example these days is nearly impo...


Pocket camera helps the visually impaired navigate the world
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2015, 3:59 pm
This might be one of the least invasive sight aids for the visually impaired that we've spotted: it's a camera that sits in the shirt pocket, Her-style, and uses auditory alerts to warn when the user approaches obstacles. The idea here is to help fol...


HTC, Valve offer free Vive VR dev kits to select developers
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2015, 2:15 pm
Valve, the company that spawned Steam, Team Fortress 2, Portal and Half-Life, will hand out dev kits of its Vive virtual reality headset to select developers at no cost, company spokesperson Doug Lombardi tells Ars Technica. Valve plans to launch a n...


Vine's six second slices of life get a big video quality bump
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2015, 2:43 pm
Artists and comedians have been doing some truly amazing things with Vine since it launched as a Twitter product two years ago, but those mesmerizing slices of life that eat up your day in six second increments have never really looked all that great...


Sony drops PlayStation TV price to £45 in the UK
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2015, 12:52 pm
Sony's PlayStation 4 is selling incredibly well, but an early price drop suggests its smaller cousin isn't doing so well in the UK. The PlayStation TV has always been a peculiar proposition, offering an easy way to play some, but not all PlayStation ...


Google teams with Johnson & Johnson for robotic-assisted surgery
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2015, 12:58 pm
Google's mysterious facility, Google X, is churning out next level technologies -- a self-driving car, delivery drones and Internet balloons. Its Life Sciences division is now teaming up with Ethicon, one of Johnson & Johnson's medical device compani...


Apple CEO Tim Cook plans to donate his fortune to charity
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2015, 11:21 am
Tim Cook has big plans for his vast wealth: It's all going to philanthropy, he revealed in a Fortune interview. The Apple CEO -- who's currently worth around $112 million, and holds restricted stock that could be worth up to $665 million -- said he's...


How Russia's 'troll factory' pumps out online propaganda
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2015, 11:44 am
Russian blogger Marat Burkhard told Radio Free Europe that working in an infamous "troll factory" generating fake internet posts and comments was "Orwellian." "Whatever we're told, that's what we'll write about, no questions asked, and we don't want ...


The best WiFi router (for most people)
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2015, 12:00 pm
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the original full article below at TheWirecutter.com If I wanted the cheapest good WiFi router I could get, I would buy the TP-Link TL-WDR3600. It's a ...


Virgin Media claims its new wireless hub is the fastest in the land
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2015, 12:09 pm
Even if your home is in the best area for fibre broadband, and you're paying for the fastest speeds, a cheap router can let you down. Slow and patchy wireless connectivity is commonplace in the UK, in part because internet service providers (ISPs) gi...


Infinity on FeedTheBeast
Posted by MmoQuests.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2015, 10:39 am
I’ve swapped over to a new minecraft mod, this time it’s Infinity on feed the beast. This mod is a combination of everything I was already using on The Dark Trilogy, with some extras. A lot of extras. One of those mods is called ‘decocraft’ and it’s basically just a huge selection of decorations. They’re … Continue reading Infinity on FeedTheBeast


You'll soon get 10TB SSDs thanks to new memory tech
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2015, 9:30 am
SSDs and other flash memory devices will soon get cheaper and larger thanks to big announcements from Toshiba and Intel. Both companies revealed new "3D NAND" memory chips that are stacked in layers to pack in more data, unlike single-plane chips cur...


Google loses bid to block Safari privacy lawsuit in the UK
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2015, 10:05 am
Back in February 2012, the Wall Street Journal revealed how Google was able to quietly bypass privacy settings in Safari and track the sites people were browsing. The company eventually paid a $22.5 million penalty to the FTC, and now a group of Brit...


Windows Phone's third party Periscope app lets you watch live streams
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2015, 10:13 am
Live streaming apps like Twitter's Periscope and Meerkat are all the rage right now, but so far they've only been accessible to iPhone users. Enter Telescope, a third-party Periscope app for Windows Phone, which opens up the service's live streams to...


Introducing Engadget's newest contributor: The Wirecutter!
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2015, 11:00 am
Starting today, you're going to notice a very familiar contributor popping up on the pages of Engadget. That would be none other than our friends at The Wirecutter. We've long admired The Wirecutter's ability to review as many products in as many cat...


UK report concludes Huawei's no threat to national security
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2015, 8:16 am
For years, the UK government has been concerned that Huawei's networking equipment is aiding the Chinese government and threatening national security. In Britain, the company supplies major network providers such as BT, O2 and EE, which only amplifie...


North Korea's must-have gadget is a $50 media player
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2015, 8:53 am
In North Korea, the gadget you'd probably want is a Notel. Or a Notetel, a word that attempts to shoehorn notebook and television together, describing a pretty unassuming, very popular, Chinese-made media player. According to estimates from Reuters, ...


YouTube starts testing silky smooth, ultra HD video quality
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2015, 7:43 am
YouTube introduced videos that play at 60 frames per second last year and ones viewable in 4K resolution in February. Now, the website is starting to experiment with videos that are both silky smooth and ultra high-def. TechCrunch has spotted a low-k...


Google, Apple and others list demands for spying act changes
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2015, 6:31 am
The US Congress, Senate and White House may be torn on what to do with a key Patriot Act spying clause, set to expire on June 1st. But Google, Apple, Facebook and other tech companies in the Reform Government Surveillance coalition know exactly what ...


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