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4 hrs ago | Engadget

Dropbox makes syncing your large files faster

Cloud storage service Dropbox has announced a feature called Streaming Sync , which promises to improve the way its platform handles the syncing of large files.

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6 hrs ago | Engadget

The E-Label Act may rid your future gadgets of FCC logos

Let's try something really quickly: pull your phone out, flip it over, and maybe squint at it a bit.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Senator Deb Fischer, US Politics, US News

6 hrs ago | Engadget

New government plan for school WiFi leaves everyone unhappy

The FCC is ready to start dolling out up to $2 billion dollars in grants to American schools to pay for WiFi networks, but it doesn't seem that anyone -- especially the schools -- are happy about it.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Wi-Fi

6 hrs ago | Engadget

Government will require closed captions on video clips lifted from TV broadcasts

Over the last few years closed captions have become increasingly prevalent in online video, but now the FCC is pushing for providers to go even further .

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9 hrs ago | Engadget

The United States Congress edits Wikipedia constantly

Members of the United States House of Representatives and Senate -- or, more likely, their interns and aides -- spend an awful lot of time editing Wikipedia entries.

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9 hrs ago | Engadget

Photoshop Express blemish removal and RAW support boosts mobile editing

Adobe has been making quite the heavy-handed push with its mobile apps as of late, and one of its older no-cost options just received a significant update.

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9 hrs ago | Engadget

a NY attorney general sues to bar Lyft from the city

Lyft's pink mustaches were all set to prowl New York City's outer boroughs this week, but it seems that the city itself is having none of it: New York's attorney general is pursuing a court order that will block the company from providing transportation services in Queens and Brooklyn.

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Related Topix: New York

12 hrs ago | Ubergizmo

Nude Selfies Discovered On Old Phones

When smartphones started to feature built in cameras, you know that this double-edged sword would have roosters that will come home to roost eventually, and in some ways, they have already.

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16 hrs ago | Engadget

Mix beats and loop vocals with Propellerhead's Take for iOS

If you saw Reggie Watts' musical set at Engadget Expand , then you probably noticed the table full of gear he needs to construct his loops.

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20 hrs ago | Ubergizmo

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Survives Attack From Lawn Mower

Back in 2013, Samsung announced a rugged device called the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active .

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22 hrs ago | Engadget

Computer glitch resurrects draft cards for 14,000 long-dead Pennsylvania men

Come a guy's 18th birthday in the US, he's afforded new privileges. Aside from being able to legally buy cigarettes, lottery tickets and porn , he also has a couple of shiny civic duties to follow: signing up for the Selective Service System and voting on a regular basis.

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Yesterday | Engadget

Google sets aside $100 million for promising European startups

Genius can flower anywhere, you know, that's why Google wants to give promising startups outside Silicon Valley a chance to explore their ideas.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Engadget

Two years to Tango: the race to finish Google's 3D-mapping tablet

Speck Design's clientele has ranged from Apple to Samsonite to Fisher-Price in its history, and now it can add Google to the list of high-profile companies.

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Engadget

Misfit offers insight on your insomnia with the Beddit sleep monitor

Misfit tackled activity tracking with its Shine offering that looks more like a fashion accessory than a sensor.

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Ubergizmo

iTunes Extras Land On Apple TV, Coming To iOS 8 This Fall

As the name suggests, iTunes Extras include additional content that customers receive when they purchase a movie through Apple's content store.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups

Engadget

Researchers get record broadband speeds out of old-school copper wire

While telecoms companies around the world are investing millions into the development of fiber-optic networks , the standard copper telephone line may still have some life in it yet.

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Related Topix: Telecom, Alcatel, Alcatel-Lucent

Engadget

Uber driver takes passengers on a 10-minute car chase through Washington D.C.

We've had enough trips in taxis, buses, shuttles, Ubers and Lyfts to last a lifetime, but none like the one Ryan Simonetti apparently went on yesterday.

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Related Topix: The Washington Post Company

Ubergizmo

Girl Sent Nude Selfie To Dad By Accident

Sending selfies seem to be all the rage these days, so much so that Sony Mobile has even launched the world's first selfie smartphone, the Xperia C3 .

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Engadget

NYT: Chinese hackers targeted top-secret US employee files

The New York Times is reporting that Chinese hackers penetrated a US government network, likely going after the files of thousands of workers who applied for top-secret security clearances.

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Related Topix: New Times, Publishing, Media

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Ubergizmo

Alleged Nokia Lumia 530 Photos Leaked

Given how well the Nokia Lumia 520 has performed , we can only imagine that Microsoft/Nokia would want to continue their success by releasing a newer model of the handset that would once again appeal to developing markets, which was where the Lumia 520 experienced most of its success in.

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