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1 hr ago | 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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5 hrs ago | 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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9 hrs ago | 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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11 hrs ago | 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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12 hrs ago | 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

17 hrs ago | 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

21 hrs ago | 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

23 hrs ago | 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

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Gizmag

Solderdoodle USB rechargeable soldering iron brings open-source portability

There's nothing new about cordless soldering irons . Whether electric or butane, the days of being tied to a mains outlet to do a bit of soldering are long gone, but what about the techie on the go who doesn't want to be lumbered with chargers, batteries, and cans of gas? Solderdoodle is based on the idea that what works for smartphones and tablets ... (more)

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Related Topix: Headphones

Engadget

Revisiting the Apollo 11 Moon landing 45 years later

Today marks the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission where Buzz Aldrin , Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins made their trip to the Moon.

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Related Topix: Apollo 11, Drama Movies, Buzz Aldrin

Ubergizmo

Cortana Developer Preview For UK Expected In Under Two Weeks

Microsoft showed off its virtual assistant called Cortana earlier this year when it unveiled Windows Phone 8.1. Right now the feature is only limited to users in the U.S. Its present on phones that ship with Windows Phone 8.1 and those that have already received the WP8.1 update on their supported devices.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups

Engadget

Gadget Rewind 2005: Samsung Yepp Yp-W3

In 1999, Samsung launched the YEPP series aiming to deliver some of the smallest MP3 players on the market.

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Related Topix: Music Players, Electronics, MP3 Players

Engadget

Recommended Reading: Gauging the smartwatch craze and skin listening

Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web.

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Related Topix: ITA Software, Google, Startups, WebMD, Widevine Technologies, AdMob

Engadget

Control high-speed photography from your phone with this camera trigger

High-speed photography can be daunting if you're not a seasoned pro. You may have a fast camera and flash, but you probably don't have the gear you'd need to get that frozen-in-time look in most situations.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Gizmag

ESA prepares IXV concept spaceplane for maiden flight

The European Space Agency is preparing to test the atmospheric re-entry capabilities of its new early concept spaceplane, the Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle .

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space

Engadget

Google reportedly confronted Samsung over its approach to smartwatches

The strained relationship between Google and Samsung over Android customization has been apparent for a while, and it now looks like this discontent has spread to the wearable world.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Larry Page

Engadget

McMoon's and the Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project

If you've ever used Street View on Google Maps to preview an unfamiliar travel destination, then you'll understand the reasoning behind NASA's Lunar Orbiter missions during the late '60s.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, NASA

Engadget

Future pacemakers might be completely biological

It's pretty amazing that humanity has invented a small electrical device that can be used to ensure a heart keeps a steady beat, but pacemakers have to be maintained, replaced -- sometimes they can even become infected.

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Engadget

NASA says lunar caves could provide living spaces for future astronauts

It turns out that the Moon could be habitable. Sort of. NASA writes that some of the holes in our moon's surface might actually be caves where future astronauts could hole up and guard themselves from radiation, micrometeorites and massive temperature changes when day turns to night, aiding future exploration.

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Gizmag

Salt water-powered Quant e-Sportlimousine gets European approval

After making a debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, the Quant e-Sportlimousine has received approval from Germany's TAoeV SA1 4d.

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