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3 hrs ago | Engadget

Xbox One gamers could soon try before they buy with a 'Free Play Day'

At $60 per year, an Xbox Live Gold subscription isn't cheap, but Microsoft's working to make the all-access package a bit more attractive to gamers.

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Related Topix: X360, Video Games, Microsoft Xbox, Microsoft, Startups

5 hrs ago | Engadget

Sony's secretive new idea division is trying to turn around '20 lost years'

It's been tough times for Sony, and it's very much aware of it. While we hear all about the company cutting loose unsuccessful parts , the other side of the coin is ensuring Sony can make another hit.

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Related Topix: Music Players

9 hrs ago | Gizmag

Graphene-treated rubber bands used as inexpensive body motion sensors

Graphene is a cutting-edge wonder material, used in applications ranging from solar cells to supercapacitors .

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Engadget

These beautiful objects symbolize human contact using cold, hidden machinery

Ask anyone who's tried maintaining a long-distance relationship : it's hard , and video chats, text messages and phone calls don't always satisfy our emotional needs.

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Ubergizmo

Full Body Scanners Not Great At Detecting Weapons

It looks like the full body scanner that airports employ in their security searches, where these are used to check for concealed weapons or bombs.

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Related Topix: UC San Diego

Engadget

UPS says malware attack compromised customer info at 51 of its stores

Have you done any business with UPS recently? You'd better check out the company's website : some of its stores may have leaked your personal data.

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Engadget

China's 'bullet screens' combine movies and your snarky texts

Movie theater texters here in the US are viewed as the lowest of the low , but certain spots in China look far more kindly on those cinematic simpletons.

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Engadget

Sneaking weapons past body scanners is easier than you think

For a while now, folks have been discussing how Rapiscan backscatter X-ray machines used at various security checks can be easily duped.

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Ubergizmo

Did Google's Street View Car Run Over A Dog?

Google's Street View is a fantastic online service that allows one to check out other places worldwide, such as the iconic Angkor Wat , without having to pack and head for the airport.

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Engadget

US military bans staff from reading a site devoted to leaks

Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras launched their own news site, The Intercept , to post high-profile leaks without worrying about the hassles that can come with publishing through major media outlets.

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Engadget

UK tries to protect kids by rating music videos like movies

While David Cameron's broadband filters are doing an admirable job of shielding Britain's young eyes from adult content, the government reckons it can do more.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

Engadget

Heartbleed blamed for Chinese theft of 4.5 million health records

Yesterday, Community Health Systems announced that Chinese hackers had managed to steal the healthcare records of 4.5 million of its customers .

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Gizmag

Antibacterial gel uses natural proteins to kill off hospital superbugs

Drug-resistant bacteria, or so-called superbugs, pose a very real threat to public health.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Engadget

New Lego Minecraft sets turn minifig Steve into a farmer and a miner

Those old Lego Minecraft sets are cute, but the construction toy company's finally gearing up to release new ones that look much more like standard Lego sets -- and yes, they come with mini figures.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables

Engadget

Selfie cameras that look like perfume bottles are going to be a thing

It's no secret that girls in China are obsessed with taking selfies, but there's also a local trend of slapping a Chanel perfume bottle case onto their phones.

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Engadget

Time Warner Cable is charging Netflix for a direct connection too

Comcast, then Verizon , AT&T and now Time Warner Cable. That's the list of ISPs that have less-than-politely declined Netflix's free OpenConnect setup, and instead decided they'll take a payment from the streaming service in exchange for connecting its network directly to theirs.

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Related Topix: Netflix, Startups

Engadget

'Ignore No More' app makes sure your kids can't dodge your calls

Once you tiptoe past a certain age, ignoring calls from mom and dad sort of becomes de rigueur as you go about your day.

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Engadget

Octopus-like camouflage can hide you in plain sight

Octopuses and other cephalopods are masters of disguise -- their prey often doesn't realize the danger until it's too late.

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Ubergizmo

Samsung Smart Signage TV Announced

South Korean conglomerate Samsung has yet another trick up their sleeves - in the form of the Samsung Smart Signage TV , otherwise known as SSTV in short.

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Engadget

Project Tango tablet teardown reveals its custom 3D mapping gear

If you've been wondering just what parts let Google's Project Tango tablet work its 3D mapping magic, iFixit is more than happy to show you.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups

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