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32 min ago | Engadget

Facebook is killing its Gifts service, still wants you to buy stuff

Mark Zuckerberg's experiment in social network retail has finally come to an end: on August 12th, Facebook Gifts will close forever.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Mark Zuckerberg

33 min ago | Ubergizmo

Sony China Teases Lady-Friendly Cyber-shot Camera

Cameras are not designed to be gender-specific, but apparently Sony decided that it would be a good idea to create a camera designed for women in mind.

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33 min ago | Ubergizmo

Researchers Want To Use iPhones To Help Fight Malaria In Indonesia

Thanks to our smartphones these days being more powerful than ever, packed with different sensors and apps that can take advantage of the hardware, it is not surprising to find that apart from playing games and taking photos, our phones could be used for more "serious" purposes.

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Related Topix: Malaria, Medicine, Health

2 hrs ago | Engadget

Apple TV gets two new apps: Fox Now and CNBC

One of the things you can't find on the Apple TV is an official store for apps, but this hasn't kept the tiny box from becoming a solid device for entertainment purposes.

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6 hrs ago | Engadget

LG Heart Rate Monitor Earphone review: good fitness gadget, poor earphones

Heart rate monitors are no longer the exclusive domain of fitness gadgets. The last 12 months have seen sensors make their way into smartphones and wearables, replacing for many of us the need for a standalone pulse monitor.

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Related Topix: Headphones, Emerging Technology, Bluetooth, Wireless

10 hrs ago | Ubergizmo

London Police Uses Ad Switching To Fight Piracy

The great city of London, which has been promised to deliver 5G connectivity to the masses before the year 2020 clocks out and we usher in 2021, has yet another story that touches on the technological department.

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11 hrs ago | Engadget

Viddy is an adorable pinhole camera made of reclaimed parts and cardboard

Pinhole cameras might already be the domain of photography mavens and earnest summer vacation school projects, but does it look like this? The Viddy is a charming 35mm and medium format pinhole camera that has a glue-free construction and even promises to take less than half an hour to make.

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Related Topix: Arts, Photography

11 hrs ago | Engadget

Co-op's trolley-mounted tablets want answers

Tablets are everywhere these days -- so much so that bolting one to a shopping trolley isn't even a novel idea.

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11 hrs ago | Engadget

Bike of the future removes the need to shift gears, pedal up hills or pack a lock

Biking in Seattle can be less than mellow with all the hills, traffic and especially that rain .

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13 hrs ago | Ubergizmo

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS, SX520 HS Cameras Announced

One of the upsides of using zoom lenses is that it allows you to snap photos from a distance without having to get too close to your subject.

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Related Topix: Cameras, Arts, Photography

17 hrs ago | Engadget

Self-driving mini truck put to the test by US Marines

Automakers aren't the only ones working to implement self-driving technology . The US Marine Corps has teamed up with TORC Robotics' to work on a Jeep-esque option outfitted with the company's Ground Unmanned Support Surrogate system -- or GUSS to save the mouthful.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Marine Corps, US News

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Ubergizmo

Amazon Fire Phone Touted To Cost 205 To Build

In this day and age, whenever a new smartphone or tablet comes out, you can be sure that there will be some crazy person who will try to blend or destroy the device in question, while others would take up the challenge of removing the parts in order to find out how easy it is to repair whenever something goes wrong.

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Related Topix: iPhone

Engadget

Google's next Nexus device is reportedly a super-sized phablet

Don't get too excited, but rumors are starting to break regarding Google's sixth Nexus phone: an oversized handset codenamed "Shamu."

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Engadget

HTC's next Windows Phone is coming to Verizon with an awkward name

More than a few eyebrows were raised when talk surfaced of an HTC One for Windows Phone .

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Gizmag

Genie is claimed to use less power than other smart locks

Smart locks are becoming increasingly popular, with examples currently including the Lockitron and the Schlage Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt .

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Wireless, Bluetooth

Ubergizmo

Siri Vs Cortana: Fight

If you happen to have a superior product over the rest of the competition, but somehow are unable to translate such superiority in quality over to the real world, then you might want to take a second look at the kind of campaigns that your marketing department runs.

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Related Topix: Marketing, iPhone

Engadget

Here's a book about people tweeting about writing their novels

Sorry guys, I can't tweet this picture of a cat wearing a party hat right now, because I'm #amwriting .

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Related Topix: Twitter

Engadget

Europe approves Apple's $3 billion takeover of Beats

Apple is officially a step closer to owning Beats, as the $3 billion merger has just been cleared in Europe.

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Engadget

London will be a 5G city by 2020, promises Boris

As London becomes the bright shining center of the European tech scene, it's only natural that the city would like to maintain its place at the top of the pile.

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Engadget

How well do Uber drivers rate you?

Uber's car service lets you rate your drivers, but it also lets them rate you . The customer might always be right, but some customers are simply jerks -- and the system lets drivers know what they might be in for.

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