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3 hrs ago | Engadget

Nothing says you're a Sony fanboy like a pair of PS4-themed Air Jordans

There's nothing like a set of fresh kicks to add the finishing touch to your get-up, but then there's the problem of tracking down the perfect pair. We know that's exactly why you haven't been cracking out your PS4-themed outfits recently, but luckily there's now a shoe for that.

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7 hrs ago | Engadget

Security app automatically encrypts your shared files so you don't have to

In this post-PRISM world , basically everyone is worried about privacy -- especially when it comes to cloud-based storage. Offloading your files to the likes of Dropbox doesn't come without a share of caveats regarding security, so that's where Places comes in .

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7 hrs ago | Gizmag

Low-cost water purifiers use chip packets to kill off dangerous bacteria

Armed with plywood, a glass tube and some empty chip packets, mechanical engineering students from the University of Adelaide have developed a low-cost water purification system capable of killing off harmful bacteria. The solution is designed for remote communities in Papua New Guinea , an area where water is particularly susceptible to pathogen infestation.

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Related Topix: Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Science, Papua New Guinea, Oceania, World News

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Engadget

US fines over data requests would have destroyed Yahoo in a year

The US government's threat that it would fine Yahoo $250,000 per day back in 2008 was bad enough by itself, but declassified documents show that the penalties could easily have been much, much worse. Marc Zwillinger and Jacob Sommer note that $250,000 was merely the baseline, and that the requested fines would double for every week that Yahoo refused to hand over user data.

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GlobalNews

Putting an end to your dieting days

His pitch is passionate and his dedication to his Nutritarian lifestyle is fully articulated in his latest book, The End of Dieting . "You're not following a diet to loose weight you're following a diet for the rest of your life.

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Related Topix: Life, Fruits

Engadget

a Kickstarter is now accepting projects from Ireland and Scandinavia

Folks looking for crowdfunding in Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Ireland just got a lucky break: Kickstarter is expanding its international reach . Starting today, creators in Ireland and Scandinavia will be able to submit projects to the crowdfunding site.

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Ubergizmo

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Leaked Online

There's a growing trend among smartphone manufacturers these days and it deals with the selfie phenomenon. Selfies are very popular and many customers who go out in the market for a new smartphone look for one that has a good front camera, which is why many manufacturers have been coming out with their " selfie-phones ."

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Related Topix: Cameras

Engadget

You can now send Spotify tunes to Amazon's Fire TV

Amazon's Fire TV hasn't had a lot of choices for on-demand music; for the most part, you're been stuck with either the company's own music service or Vevo. As of today, though, you can add Spotify to the list.

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Ubergizmo

Spotify Connect Now Supports Amazon Fire TV

Amazon tried its hand at the set-top market earlier this year by launching the Amazon Fire TV . The set-top box puts many of the online retail giant's own services front and center while also supporting some popular third party content services.

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Engadget

Panasonic's 'connected camera' pairs an Android smartphone with a one-inch sensor and f/2.8 lens

Compact, point-and-shoot cameras are dying, simply because people would rather use smartphones and tablets to snap their dinner and instantly share them to Instagram . Unfortunately, that's a segment of the market that Panasonic abandoned back in 2013.

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Related Topix: Cameras

Engadget

Introducing the Engadget x Lego Mindstorms Manhattan robot contest

The Muppets did it; Godzilla did it; and now it's your turn to take Manhattan. As part of Expand 2014, we're teaming up with LEGO MINDSTORMS to host a robot-building competition.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots

Engadget

Canon targets Sony's popular RX100 with PowerShot G7 X point-and-shoot

When you're looking to buy a camera, the physical size of the sensor -- not the megapixel rating -- is what you want to keep an eye out for. The larger the better, of course, and while we may never see pocketable full-frame cameras with powerful zoom lenses, some manufacturers are getting close.

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Engadget

Google reveals the first low-cost Android One phones

As predicted , Google has just revealed the first Android One phones at an event in India today. Micromax, Karbonn and Spice Mobiles are the companies working with Google at launch, all three launching new handsets this morning.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Cameras

Engadget

Chomebook-to-Chromecast video? Yes, with Google Drive

As if Android apps hitting Google's Chrome OS wasn't enough excitement for Mountain View's operating system for one week. Now, you can play movies stored in Google Drive via the OS' video player app on your Chromecast .

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Related Topix: Google, Startups

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Engadget

How would you change Sony's Xperia SP?

You know the deal, we trawl our reviews archive, and then ask you what you think would have improved the product. This week it's Sony's Xperia SP , and in the hands of Jamie Rigg , it was deemed to be imperfect, but charming nevertheless.

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Ubergizmo

Tsunami Survival Capsule Could Help Save Lives

Tsunamis do show how the forces of nature are not meant to be trifled with. In fact, after three years have passed where the earthquake and tsunami wreaked havoc in Japan, resulting in close to 20,000 deaths in the Land of the Rising Sun, work is being done with a U.S. company to deliver a 'tsunami survival capsule' which has the potential to save lives in the event of a future tsunami.

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Engadget

Artist gets Google results removed to 'highlight' his new work

Ever since Google announced that it's complying with the European Commission's " right to be forgotten " ruling, it's been inundated with requests to take down all sorts of search results. Many of those sought to bury negative reviews or write-ups , but in this particular case, the search result Google took down was neither negative nor damaging.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines

Engadget

Phones4u forced into administration after EE says it's pulling the plug

Less than two weeks ago, we remarked that things were looking tough for Phones4u. Today, it looks as though the company no longer has a future.

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Engadget

Moto X up for pre-order and the 360 returns on September 16th

Eagerly awaiting the brand new Moto X ? Well you'll have your chance to pre-order one on September 16th. Both the AT&T version and the unlocked Pure Edition will hit the web, with the carrier-free version setting you back $499.

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Ubergizmo

Apple Is Believed To Have Spent $100 Million On New U2 Album

Prior to the iPhone 6 event it was reported that iconic rock band U2 will be performing at the event. Even though one such report was rubbished just one day before the event it was reported once again that U2 will be present at the launch .

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, Pop/Rock, U2, iPhone, iPod

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