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34 min ago | Engadget

Artist gets Google results removed to 'highlight' his new work

Ever since Google announced that it's complying with the European Commission's " right to be forgotten " ruling, it's been inundated with requests to take down all sorts of search results. Many of those sought to bury negative reviews or write-ups , but in this particular case, the search result Google took down was neither negative nor damaging.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines

2 hrs ago | Engadget

Phones4u forced into administration after EE says it's pulling the plug

Less than two weeks ago, we remarked that things were looking tough for Phones4u. Today, it looks as though the company no longer has a future.

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6 hrs ago | Engadget

Moto X up for pre-order and the 360 returns on September 16th

Eagerly awaiting the brand new Moto X ? Well you'll have your chance to pre-order one on September 16th. Both the AT&T version and the unlocked Pure Edition will hit the web, with the carrier-free version setting you back $499.

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7 hrs ago | Ubergizmo

Apple Is Believed To Have Spent $100 Million On New U2 Album

Prior to the iPhone 6 event it was reported that iconic rock band U2 will be performing at the event. Even though one such report was rubbished just one day before the event it was reported once again that U2 will be present at the launch .

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, Pop/Rock, U2, iPhone, iPod

11 hrs ago | Gizmag

Mercedes B-Class gets a facelift

Mercedes has given its B-Class a midlife upgrade with a range of more efficient engines, including electric and natural gas options, along with small styling tweaks and an updated infotainment system. The most interesting powertrains in the new B-Class are the new B200 Natural Gas Drive and the B-Class Electric Drive.

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16 hrs ago | Engadget

In this Chinese city, phone addicts get their own sidewalk lane

Some places have lanes for bicycles, others for motorcycles, but there's a place in mainland China that boasts a different type of lane altogether: one for phone addicts glued to their screens. According to a Chinese publication , the cellphone lane above was spotted along a place called Foreigner Street in Chongqing city, one of the five major cities in the country.

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Related Topix: Cellphones

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Engadget

The Big Picture: NASA gets ready to build the 'next great rocket'

See the gargantuan structure above that dwarfs that line of puny humans at the bottom ? It's a welding tool -- the biggest one built for spacecraft, in fact, that's slated to help Boeing build the core stage of NASA's Space Launch System at the agency's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The structure's officially called the Vertical Assembly Center, and it stands 170 feet tall with a width that measures 78 feet: not exactly surprising, considering the SLS is a 200-foot-tall behemoth.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Space

Examiner.com

The ultimate guide of gadgets & small appliances for the home cook/chef

You know that feeling when you walk into a Williams-Sonoma, Sur La Table, Bed, Bath and Beyond or your favorite restaurant supply warehouse; when that feeling of joy and wonder comes rushing over you. You are in that magical place of awe and wonder.

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Examiner.com

The ultimate guide to essential gadgets and small appliance for every kitchen

So, you are looking to become a home cook and ultimately a home chef. In order to get started you need to have the right tools.

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Gizmag

Ricoh's WG-M1 actioncam aims to shoot your adventures and survive

The newly announced Ricoh WG-M1 is the latest addition to the WG-series of rugged adventure cameras. But its quirky form-factor differs from the rest of the line-up, and the new 14-megapixel camera is clearly designed to compete in the action camera market .

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Ubergizmo

GreatCall Reveals Samsung Touch3

GreatCall has released some senior-friendly devices in the past, such as the Jitterbug J phone as well as the Jitterbug Touch 2 , and those will target a specific demographic - the young would definitely look elsewhere if they were to settle for a smartphone. This time around, GreatCall has revealed that they have yet another smartphone which will cater for senior citizens and older users, where the handset is known as the Samsung Touch3 .

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Related Topix: GreatCall, Cameras

Ubergizmo

Meizu MX4 International Orders Begin At $449

The Meizu MX4 was announced earlier this month, being the flagship smartphone from the China-based manufacturer, but back then, there was no mention at all when it came to the international availability of the handset. It is a good thing that patience is a virtue, as we have discovered that Meizu would enable just about anyone around the world to be able to place a pre-order for the smartphone, with shipping set to commence later this month.

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Fox News

Unnecessary smart gadgets

Smart home gadgets can make things easier and add a bit of fun to your life. But as the market gets flooded with cool new toys for your home, there are an increasing number overpriced gizmos you can probably live without.

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Related Topix: Life, Nutrition, Food

Engadget

Toyota tests ride-sharing with its adorable electric vehicles

"The sharing economy" is a buzzword that's thrown around to talk about services like AirBnB and Lyft , and now it looks as if Toyota wants in on the trend. The automaker is putting 70 electric cars into commission in France, half of them being i-Road EVs , as spotted by Gizmodo .

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Ubergizmo

Square Rumored To Have Declined Apple's Bid Of $3 Billion

Earlier this year there were rumors that Apple and Google were thinking about acquiring Square , a payments company who had recently managed to raise another $100 million in funding. Given that we're several months down the road from the original report and with Apple debuting their own Apple Pay service, what has become of the acquisition? Well according to a report from TechCrunch , it seems that negotiations between Apple and Square have fallen through as the latter company had declined Apple's offer of "around $3 billion" to acquire the company.

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Engadget

Viber's latest shot at Skype: video calling on Android and iOS

Viber really, really wants you to abandon Skype and all those other messaging apps, so its latest update adds an important feature for something in its category: video calls. The Rakuten-owned app now gives you the power to video chat with friends on Android and iOS, almost a year after it introduced the capability to call any number you want.

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Engadget

A look at Amazon's new East London HQ

Earlier this week, Amazon announced that it's going to open a brand new HQ in the trendiest part of East London. Located in Shoreditch, the new 15-storey Principal Place offices will allow the company to almost triple its workforce from 1,700 to 5,000 employees when they open in 2017.

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Related Topix: Amazon

Arkansas Online

When gadgets go bad, where should they go?

Your electrified gizmo has finally given up the ghost, writes Eric Harrison in HomeStyle.

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Related Topix: Computers

Engadget

You can buy those excavated 'E.T.' cartridges at auction soon

It would seem that the saga of Atari's video-game mass grave in New Mexico is coming to a close. The Alamogordo City council has voted unanimously to auction off half of the recovered cartridges .

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Related Topix: Alamogordo, NM

Engadget

MIT Media Labs' next hackathon wants to make breast pumps suck less

MIT's Media Lab plans to fix the breastpump. In fact, its fall 2014 hackthon is dedicated to this very aim.

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