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2 min ago | Engadget

HTC's latest J Butterfly is a supercharged One M8 in a waterproof body

Japanese carrier KDDI has just announced a new HTC J Butterfly , a handset which resembles the HTC One in specs but with features aimed at its home market.

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2 min ago | Engadget

Danish researchers achieve fastest single-laser data transfer speeds ever

Looking for wicked fast internet? You may want to move to Denmark : researchers in DTU Photonics' High-Speed Optical Communications Group have set a new world record for single-transmitter data transfer.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Ubergizmo

Xiaomi Redmi Note Reportedly Sending User Data Back To China

Earlier this year, China-based smartphone company Xiaomi announced the Redmi Note .

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Related Topix: China, World News

Engadget

If you're part of the 'younger set with high income,' you might like this purple potato

Potato breeding programs at Michigan State University and Texas A&M have been churning out modified spuds for the better part of a decade, if not longer, but thanks to A&M's Creighton Miller, we now have a better idea of the 'designer' potato's target market.

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Related Topix: Potatoes, Life, Food, Vegetables, Michigan State University

Gizmag

Blood test could indicate predisposition to suicide

Scientists believe that a genetic mutation, which is detectable in blood samples, makes some people more likely to kill themselves While there are a wide range of scenarios that may cause a person to take their own life, the fact is that in a given situation, some people will do so whereas others won't.

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Related Topix: Shutterstock

Ubergizmo

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Set For August 4th Release Date

When it comes to new smartphones, you can be sure that the likes of Samsung are definitely in front with its fair share of new devices that roll off a seemingly endless production line.

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Forbes.com

7 Low-Tech Gadgets You Really Need

Who doesn't remember the Veg-O-Matic ? It sliced. It diced. It made our fingers bleed.

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Related Topix: Robots

Engadget

Is Snapchat really worth $10 billion?

While competitors are busy cloning Snapchat in an attempt to replicate its success, Evan Spiegel and co. have continued to forge their own path.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook

Ubergizmo

Facebook Hit With $123 Million Lawsuit Over Revenge Porn

Revenge porn is nasty business and it seems that in several parts of the US , it has actually been banned .

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Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, Facebook

Ubergizmo

Cortana For China Gets New Design And Localized Features

According to a rumor last week, we heard that Microsoft could be thinking about renaming Cortana for the China market .

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups

The Wave

New gadget offers no-sweat canning

Yet lately a growing number of canning and preserving cookbooks have flooded my desk.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Home Gardening, Home, Life, Food, Recipes, Marketing

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Gizmag

Edison offers affordable and Lego-compatible robotics education

With robots set to play a more prominent role in society in the coming years, it makes sense to find fun ways to educate youngsters on the technology.

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Related Topix: Robots

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

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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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

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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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

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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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

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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