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3 hrs ago | Wall St. Cheat Sheet

6 Gadgets This Week: 3D-Printed Spine, noPhone, iPhone

The week there was more news of medical advancements, like 3D-printed spines and tumor-targeting nanobots, than consumer-related releases.

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Related Topix: iPhone

5 hrs ago | Engadget

MSN Messenger will finally, definitely be dead in October

Microsoft's 15-year-old MSN Messaging service will soon be a part of computer lore.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Tencent

6 hrs ago | Ubergizmo

Researchers Combine The Oculus Rift Experience With A Rollercoaster

One of the reasons why some people get motion sickness from playing video games or by using simulators such as the Oculus Rift is because there is a disconnect between what your eyes see and your inner ear.

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7 hrs ago | Engadget

US researching implants that'll help your body and mind heal itself

America's mad science division is at it again, this time imagining a future where your body won't need medicine to stay healthy, simply by using the resources it already has.

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9 hrs ago | Engadget

Militants use off-the-shelf drones for surveillance and propaganda

Video footage has emerged showing that ISIS militants deployed a $500 consumer drone to spy on a crucial Syrian airfield, which they eventually seized.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Gizmag

Samsung Gear S vs. LG G Watch R

Smartwatches have yet to really take off, but this holiday season is going to mark the biggest push we've seen from OEMs.

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Related Topix: Watches, Science / Technology, CPU

The Car Connection

Can't Afford A $135,000 BMW i8? You Can Still Enjoy Some Of Its High Tech Toys

Tech gadgets can be big selling tools for automakers . Unfortunately, many of the newest, glitziest gizmos are only available on new cars -- often, new, expensive cars.

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Related Topix: Coupe, BMW i8, BMW, BMW 3 Series, Wagon, Hybrid, Hatchback, Convertible, BMW 5 Series, Sedan, BMW X3, SUV

Engadget

Google shows off 'Project Wing' delivery drones

Amazon is selling a phone and reportedly even getting into the online ad business, so of course Google is ready to compete with its still-in-testing Prime Air drone delivery service.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines

Ubergizmo

Android Smartphones Used More To View Porn Than iOS

When it comes to viewing adult videos, it makes sense for it to be viewed on the computer because presumably your computer will have a larger screen and maybe better speakers.

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Related Topix: Computers

Engadget

HTC's One M8 for Windows is coming to T-Mobile, too

The HTC One M8 and Windows Phone 8.1 are two great tastes that taste great together , and you'll soon have a way to pick one up that doesn't require inking a deal with Verizon or AT&T .

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Related Topix: T-Mobile, AT&T

Ubergizmo

Researchers Get $1 Million Grant To Study Internet Memes

I know that when it comes to Internet memes, there has been plenty said and done about the situation.

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Engadget

Leap Motion's next sensor is designed specifically for virtual reality

Virtual reality has made huge strides in headgear recently, but developers are still grappling with control.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Virtual Reality, Gamepads, Cameras

Engadget

Dangerous prank brings SWAT team down on gamer

A Littleton, Colorado, man named Jordan Mathewson was raided by a heavily armed SWAT team thanks to a false shooting and hostage report, and all the chaos was captured on a Twitch game stream .

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Related Topix: Littleton, CO

Engadget

Enter our Back to School 2014 sweepstakes for a gadget-filled Timbuk2 bag

If you haven't entered our Back to School 2014 sweepstakes yet, you've got some catching up to do.

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Related Topix: Laptops/Notebooks

Engadget

Amazon's original shows will stream in 4K starting this October

Earlier this year, Amazon said that its 2014 original series lineup would be shot and eventually streamed in 4K to Samsung UltraHD TVs, and now we know when -- sometime this October.

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Engadget

Mystery of Death Valley's sailing stones solved with GPS and time-lapse

After decades pf solve the mystery of Death Valley's sailing stones, a trio of scientists have finally caught the process on tape.

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Related Topix: Watches

Engadget

Olympus' newest mirrorless camera is built for selfies

Even Olympus can't resist the allure of selfies , it seems. The company has just unveiled the PEN E-PL7, a retro-tinged mirrorless camera whose centerpiece is a 3-inch flip-out LCD that makes those trendy self-portraits a little easier.

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Engadget

A sheep dog's herding instinct may teach robots a lesson in crowd control

Here's a noodle-scratcher to occupy yourself with for a few moments: what makes a sheep dog so darned good at rounding up the woolly ruminants they're named after? A possible answer - according to The Telegraph , researchers at Swansea University believe those dogs are constantly searching for and minimizing the gaps between the sheep before it ... (more)

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots

Engadget

Dropbox Pro plan now offers 10x the storage for the same price

Beefing up your free Dropbox account with extra space isn't hard if you know what to look for, but the company just smartly streamlined its Pro plans in case you need even more cloud action .

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Engadget

NASA's massive Space Launch System rocket is slated for a 2018 launch

Upstarts like SpaceX might get most of the attention, but let's not forget that NASA -- you know, the folks who actually put 12 guys on the moon -- isn't done pushing to explore the heavens just yet.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, NASA

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