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1 hr ago | Ubergizmo

Airbus Patent Suggests Equipping Passengers With Virtual Reality Helmets

It has been observed recently that the seats in our airplanes are starting to get smaller. This is because by using smaller seats, it could potentially allow airline companies to offer up more seats in their planes, thus making more money per trip than they used to.

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5 hrs ago | Engadget

Leica continues tradition of re-branding Panasonic cams with V-Lux, D-Lux

We've seen plenty of interesting rebrands in past years. Leica's perhaps the most prolific manufacturer to redesign housings and jack up a camera's price, but Hasselblad is also guilty of trying to pass off a competitor's cam as its own, with the $10,000 Solar .

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Related Topix: Cameras

7 hrs ago | Engadget

Lomo's latest camera is expensive, impractical and uses 120 film

One of the great benefits of shooting with 120 film is that not only will they enlarge with much less graininess, but it also allows for a shallower depth of field. We're not sure either of those considerations will necessarily apply to the amateur photographers with an eye on Lomography's latest casual snapper, the Lomo LC-A 120.

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7 hrs ago | Engadget

Coming this January: The 2015 Best of CES Awards, brought to you by Engadget

We know. It's only September, but it's never too early to start dreaming of that greatest of all gadget gatherings, the International CES .

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7 hrs ago | Engadget

Capture super-sharp shots with Leica's X point-and-shoot

Leica cameras are not without their critics, especially when it comes to pricing , but the company's point-and-shoots are more affordable. Of course you'll still pay a significant premium for the Leica name, but if you have the cash to spare, there are some very capable cameras to choose from, including the latest X model we met at Photokina today.

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9 hrs ago | Engadget

LittleBits' BitLab wants to be the app store of hardware components

Thinking about building something out of LittleBits' library of interconnecting circuit boards? Until today, your creativity has been artificially limited -- LittleBits uses a proprietary magnetic connector for each of its snap-on components, without any ability to add objects to your project that fall outside of the company's offered modules. Today that changes: Today LittleBits announced a new program that allows customers to prototype, design, manufacture and sell their own LittleBit components.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups

14 hrs ago | Gizmag

MIT lets its robotic cheetah off the leash

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have announced the latest developments in their robotic cheetah project. The project aims to provide insights into how cheetahs can move so quickly.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Science

18 hrs ago | Engadget

Nothing says you're a Sony fanboy like a pair of PS4-themed Air Jordans

There's nothing like a set of fresh kicks to add the finishing touch to your get-up, but then there's the problem of tracking down the perfect pair. We know that's exactly why you haven't been cracking out your PS4-themed outfits recently, but luckily there's now a shoe for that.

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21 hrs ago | Engadget

Security app automatically encrypts your shared files so you don't have to

In this post-PRISM world , basically everyone is worried about privacy -- especially when it comes to cloud-based storage. Offloading your files to the likes of Dropbox doesn't come without a share of caveats regarding security, so that's where Places comes in .

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21 hrs ago | Gizmag

Low-cost water purifiers use chip packets to kill off dangerous bacteria

Armed with plywood, a glass tube and some empty chip packets, mechanical engineering students from the University of Adelaide have developed a low-cost water purification system capable of killing off harmful bacteria. The solution is designed for remote communities in Papua New Guinea , an area where water is particularly susceptible to pathogen infestation.

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Related Topix: Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Science, Papua New Guinea, Oceania, World News

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Engadget

US fines over data requests would have destroyed Yahoo in a year

The US government's threat that it would fine Yahoo $250,000 per day back in 2008 was bad enough by itself, but declassified documents show that the penalties could easily have been much, much worse. Marc Zwillinger and Jacob Sommer note that $250,000 was merely the baseline, and that the requested fines would double for every week that Yahoo refused to hand over user data.

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GlobalNews

Putting an end to your dieting days

His pitch is passionate and his dedication to his Nutritarian lifestyle is fully articulated in his latest book, The End of Dieting . "You're not following a diet to loose weight you're following a diet for the rest of your life.

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Related Topix: Life, Fruits

Engadget

a Kickstarter is now accepting projects from Ireland and Scandinavia

Folks looking for crowdfunding in Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Ireland just got a lucky break: Kickstarter is expanding its international reach . Starting today, creators in Ireland and Scandinavia will be able to submit projects to the crowdfunding site.

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Ubergizmo

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Leaked Online

There's a growing trend among smartphone manufacturers these days and it deals with the selfie phenomenon. Selfies are very popular and many customers who go out in the market for a new smartphone look for one that has a good front camera, which is why many manufacturers have been coming out with their " selfie-phones ."

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Engadget

You can now send Spotify tunes to Amazon's Fire TV

Amazon's Fire TV hasn't had a lot of choices for on-demand music; for the most part, you're been stuck with either the company's own music service or Vevo. As of today, though, you can add Spotify to the list.

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Ubergizmo

Spotify Connect Now Supports Amazon Fire TV

Amazon tried its hand at the set-top market earlier this year by launching the Amazon Fire TV . The set-top box puts many of the online retail giant's own services front and center while also supporting some popular third party content services.

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Engadget

Panasonic's 'connected camera' pairs an Android smartphone with a one-inch sensor and f/2.8 lens

Compact, point-and-shoot cameras are dying, simply because people would rather use smartphones and tablets to snap their dinner and instantly share them to Instagram . Unfortunately, that's a segment of the market that Panasonic abandoned back in 2013.

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Engadget

Introducing the Engadget x Lego Mindstorms Manhattan robot contest

The Muppets did it; Godzilla did it; and now it's your turn to take Manhattan. As part of Expand 2014, we're teaming up with LEGO MINDSTORMS to host a robot-building competition.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots

Engadget

Canon targets Sony's popular RX100 with PowerShot G7 X point-and-shoot

When you're looking to buy a camera, the physical size of the sensor -- not the megapixel rating -- is what you want to keep an eye out for. The larger the better, of course, and while we may never see pocketable full-frame cameras with powerful zoom lenses, some manufacturers are getting close.

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Engadget

Google reveals the first low-cost Android One phones

As predicted , Google has just revealed the first Android One phones at an event in India today. Micromax, Karbonn and Spice Mobiles are the companies working with Google at launch, all three launching new handsets this morning.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Cameras

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