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37 min ago | Engadget

Facebook's Internet.org app offers free web access in Zambia

We've heard quite a bit about Mr. Zuckerberg's plans to bring low-cost internet access to the otherwise disconnected, and today, his social network announced plans to do just that in Zambia.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software

37 min ago | Ubergizmo

Sony Unveils Cyber-shot WX220, W810, AS20 Action Camera

One of the benefits of having a compact camera is that sometimes it has additional functions your smartphones doesn't.

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3 hrs ago | Engadget

With Qi wireless charging, you'll soon be able to charge your device from a short distance

It's becoming more and more common to find mobile devices with wireless charging capability, either as a built-in feature or integrated into third-party cases.

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5 hrs ago | Engadget

LG's G Vista looks like the G3 but lacks the power and resolution

What do you get when you cross a 5.7-inch screen with 960x540 resolution and a 3,200mAH battery? Pretty sparse pixel density, that's for sure, but the new LG G Vista for Verizon will keep smartphone-ing through a day and then some.

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10 hrs ago | Engadget

Runtastic's Orbit band is a fitness tracker that doubles as a running watch

If you've heard of Runtastic, it probably means you're something of a jock: The company got its start building running apps for tracking your distance, pace, et cetera.

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Related Topix: Jogging, Outdoor Recreation

12 hrs ago | Engadget

T-Mobile's UnCarrier plans continue to surge at the expense of rivals

Mobile keeps riding its UnCarrier plans to increased post-paid subscribers and added over a million in total for Q2 2014, including 579,000 phone contracts.

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Related Topix: T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T

14 hrs ago | Evening Times

Paul Greenwood gives his verdict on the latest movies at the box office

Paul Greenwood's movie reviews - Guardians of the Galaxy; Planes 2; The Nut Job; The Deer Hunter; Mood Indigo; A Promise The Marvel cinematic universe took a step away from typical comic book shenanigans towards more serious fare earlier this year with Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

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Related Topix: Guardians of the Galaxy, Mood Indigo

15 hrs ago | Ubergizmo

Laser Etched Hyrule Map Looks Stunning

If you are a real hardcore fan of the Legend of Zelda series that has spawned numerous hits on the Nintendo family of consoles, chances are you are also on the lookout for a range of new Zelda collectibles in order to decorate your home with it.

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15 hrs ago | Ubergizmo

Assassin's Creed Rogue Listed

It was in March earlier this year that there was report of a new Assassin's Creed game, where that particular title carried the codename Comet .

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Related Topix: Ubisoft, Assassin's Creed , Video Games

17 hrs 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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17 hrs 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

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