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1 hr ago | Engadget

New Lego Minecraft sets turn minifig Steve into a farmer and a miner

Those old Lego Minecraft sets are cute, but the construction toy company's finally gearing up to release new ones that look much more like standard Lego sets -- and yes, they come with mini figures.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables

Cristiano Ronaldo Ice Bucket Challenge (Funny Version) #IceBucketChallenge

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

This Woman Looks Like She's Wearing Makeup. She's Not.

1 hr ago | Engadget

Selfie cameras that look like perfume bottles are going to be a thing

It's no secret that girls in China are obsessed with taking selfies, but there's also a local trend of slapping a Chanel perfume bottle case onto their phones.

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4 hrs ago | Engadget

Time Warner Cable is charging Netflix for a direct connection too

Comcast, then Verizon , AT&T and now Time Warner Cable. That's the list of ISPs that have less-than-politely declined Netflix's free OpenConnect setup, and instead decided they'll take a payment from the streaming service in exchange for connecting its network directly to theirs.

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Related Topix: Netflix, Startups

4 hrs ago | Engadget

'Ignore No More' app makes sure your kids can't dodge your calls

Once you tiptoe past a certain age, ignoring calls from mom and dad sort of becomes de rigueur as you go about your day.

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6 hrs ago | Engadget

Octopus-like camouflage can hide you in plain sight

Octopuses and other cephalopods are masters of disguise -- their prey often doesn't realize the danger until it's too late.

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9 hrs ago | Ubergizmo

Samsung Smart Signage TV Announced

South Korean conglomerate Samsung has yet another trick up their sleeves - in the form of the Samsung Smart Signage TV , otherwise known as SSTV in short.

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13 hrs ago | Engadget

Project Tango tablet teardown reveals its custom 3D mapping gear

If you've been wondering just what parts let Google's Project Tango tablet work its 3D mapping magic, iFixit is more than happy to show you.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups

14 hrs ago | Engadget

RunKeeper will now bribe you to beat your best

You tell yourself you're gonna go running. You might even have an app that gently prods you to get your lazy keister up off the couch.

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17 hrs ago | Engadget

Flying drone arranges rendezvous with ground bot, lands on it

Fictional super robots like Megazord, Voltron and Voltes V can assemble themselves, because their smaller components can coordinate with each other while docking.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots

20 hrs ago | Gizmag

Saleen's FourSixteen shocks the lawn at Pebble Beach

The FourSixteen is claimed faster through initial acceleration than a Model S thanks to a gearing update, giving it a 0-60 time in the low four second range On the road and stylistically, the Tesla Model S is simply outstanding.

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Related Topix: Tesla Model S, Sedan

21 hrs ago | Engadget

Firefox for Android could soon support Chromecast

Looks like you won't have to wait for Mozilla's streaming dongle to stream from Firefox : the browser's nightly Android test build now supports Chromecast natively.

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Related Topix: Mozilla, Google, Startups

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Gizmag

3D-printed AirEnergy3D takes open source approach to wind turbines

The AirEnergy3D is an open source, 3D-printed, portable wind turbine prototype whose creators claim will be able to generate up to 300 W of power.

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Engadget

Giant crowdfunded darts will search for life on Mars

Is there life on Mars? Curiosity didn't find any , but that's hardly a conclusive answer.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, NASA

Gizmag

VertiKUL drone "delivers" on both hovering and forward flight

When something is sent to you by airmail, it travels in a fast and relatively fuel-efficient fixed-wing aircraft, not a fuel-guzzling helicopter.

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Related Topix: World News, Belgium

Engadget

The government shouldn't be in charge of smartphone kill switches

Few things are worse than realizing your smartphone's been stolen. Your personal information is now in the hands of a dishonest soul, who can decide to either erase and sell the device or -- even worse -- do whatever they want with your contacts, photos and texts.

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Gizmag

LG curved ultra-wide monitor leads IFA 2014 assault

LG says that its flagship UltraWide monitor is equally suited to the needs of professional users and home entertainment enthusiasts Gamers, graphic artists, CAD designers and even humble tech journalists who regularly spread their onscreen activities across multiple displays will doubtless have been as impressed as we were with LG's 34-inch ... (more)

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Ubergizmo

Amazon Fire Phone Updates Brings Much Needed Features

Over the past couple of years there has been much speculation about Amazon's smartphone plans.

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Engadget

What you need to know about commercial spaceflight

In May 2012, the International Space Station's robotic claw, the Canadarm2 , caught and secured the first commercial spacecraft to ever dock with the ISS : SpaceX's Dragon capsule.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, NASA

Engadget

Adventures with a homemade standing desk

I, Dan Cooper, am today going to review some cardboard boxes. Not Google Cardboard , nor Luckies' Cardboard Smartphone Projector , but some honest-to-goodness cardboard.

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Related Topix: Fitness, Yoga

Engadget

NASA researchers use extreme origami to build space solar panels

Here's the dilemma: rockets have only so much space, yet satellite solar panels are much more useful when they're big .

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Origami, Science / Technology, Space, NASA

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