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League Of Legends Introduces New Protection Measures

When you play alone, there is no worry of offending anyone with your words other than yourself, although it does lack the element of teamwork and socialization.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Engadget

ASUS has the world's fastest WiFi router... for now

Hey look, a new router from ASUS and, apparently, it is super, super fast. According to the Taiwanese company, its RT-AC87 is "the world's first" with Wave 2 features, which bring better reliability, major speed boosts and overall performance improvements to the 802.11ac generation of WiFi routers -- one that, by the way, has yet to break through ... (more)

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Engadget

Edward Snowden's preferred OS has a major security flaw

Think you're safe from spies because you're using Tails , the same Linux distribution that Edward Snowden uses to remain anonymous? Unfortunately, you'll still have to be on your guard.

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Engadget

Amazon Fire phone review: a unique device, but you're better off waiting for the sequel

After producing a long line of e-book readers and tablets , Amazon has its sights set on the smartphone market.

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Related Topix: Amazon, iPhone, Jeff Bezos, Cameras

Ubergizmo

Samsung 105-Inch 4K TV Price Will Blow You Away

Samsung showed off its gigantic 105-inch curved 4K TV back at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this January and you didn't need to look past the first glance to get an idea that this TV would be quite expensive.

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Related Topix: TV, Electronics

Engadget

New plugin-free web games run (almost) as well as their desktop counterparts

So far, sophisticated 3D web games have typically required either a plugin or a special environment where they can run native code .

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Related Topix: Dungeon Defenders, Video Games, Trendy Entertainment, Dungeon Defenders II, Mozilla

Engadget

The cloud is a big money maker for Microsoft as it rethinks hardware and content

We always want to know how Microsoft is doing, but today we're paying especially close attention: The company just released its earnings for its fourth fiscal quarter, the first full quarter that new CEO Satya Nadella was on the job.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups

Engadget

Wacom's sketching app finally arrives on Android, Kindle Fire and Windows 8

Wacom loves doodlers almost as much as serious artists, but its Paper -esque sketching app was limited to iOS devices only.

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Related Topix: Wacom Technology Corp.

Engadget

Google is adding free WiFi to Uber cars in Philadelphia, but only for the summer

We have no scientific data to back this up, but we suspect most of you are not tough enough, not resilient enough, to work on a laptop in a moving vehicle without hurling.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups

Engadget

Comcast's customer losses are slowing, which is no surprise since it's so hard to leave

Even as cable giant Comcast tries to get bigger by absorbing Time Warner Cable, its own revenue grew in the last quarter to $16.8 billion, up 3.5 percent from last year, and net income hit $1.99 billion.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast

Engadget

Xiaomi's latest phone gets a steel frame, IR blaster and top specs for just $320

Having sold 26.11 million phones in the first half of this year, the beast from the East that is Xiaomi is back again with a new flagship Android phone: the Mi 4. For the first time ever, the company is adding a touch of metal -- SAE 304 stainless steel, to be exact -- to the phone's frame, which is sandwiched between a flat 5-inch 1080p screen and ... (more)

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Engadget

Xiaomi's $13 fitness band can also unlock your phone

The "one more thing" at the Xiaomi Mi 4 launch was the Mi Band, the Chinese company's first smart wearable, and it's obviously aggressively priced: Just CN79 or about $13! Like many of its competitors, the Mi Band tracks your movement plus sleeping pattern, and you can also use it as a smart vibrating alarm to wake up feeling better.

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Related Topix: Outdoor Recreation, Walking

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Engadget

Twitch for Android now puts the biggest game streams front and center

If you regularly catch up on eSports or "let's play" sessions while on the move, today's your lucky day.

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Engadget

Amazon's new games show what only the Fire Phone can do

Looks like Amazon plans to take advantage of the Fire phone's head-tracking tech at every turn, so it put its Game Studio to work developing two new titles especially for the device.

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Engadget

Browse 'The New Yorker' archives free of charge for the rest of the summer

Let's face it: We miss out on a ton of great content due to paywalls. After a recent redesign to improve reading via its website across a range of devices, The New Yorker has opened up its archive for the rest of summer free of charge.

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Digital Trends

This gum-stick-sized gizmo will tell you if your drink has been drugged

For years, scientists all over the globe have been working on date rape drug detection systems.

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Engadget

China now has more internet users on mobile devices than PCs

Want to know why traditionally PC-centric companies like Microsoft are pouring so much energy into their mobile efforts ? Look no further than China, which now says that more of its residents are getting online with phones and tablets than PCs.

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Related Topix: PC

Ubergizmo

Hisense Sero 7+ Tablet Spotted At The FCC

When you think of tablets, you might think of Google's range of Nexus devices, you might think of Amazon, you might think of Apple, you might think of Samsung, but how many of you guys would actually think of Hisense? Well maybe it's time you should, especially since the company has been pushing out pretty aggressively priced devices.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups

Engadget

Apple lines up Pharrell, Maroon 5, Blondie and more for 2014 iTunes Festival

Apple may have broken from tradition to bring an iTunes Festival to the US earlier in the year, but that didn't mean it wouldn't spoil us Brits with another month-long series of concerts.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, iPod, Ipad, Science / Technology, iPhone

Engadget

MIT's new robot glove can give you extra fingers

Have you ever wondered if five fingers is really enough? The folks at MIT have. Researchers in the institute's department of mechanical engineering have created a robotic glove that adds two additional digits to the standard human claw, positioning two long fingers on either side of the hand.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Science

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