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2 hrs ago | Ubergizmo

Son Goes Up Against Dead Father's Ghost In RalliSport Challenge

The Internet is full of stories, some true, others questionable, and a bunch of them being outright lies.

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5 hrs ago | Ubergizmo

Lumia 530 Coming To T-Mobile

For the past few weeks there have been rumors that Microsoft would soon announce a successor to the popular Lumia 520 smartphone .

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Related Topix: T-Mobile, Microsoft, Tellme, Startups

9 hrs ago | Engadget

Apple's public beta for Os X Yosemite begins tomorrow

The Apple we know is run by a bunch of perfectionists. The company only shows off final devices at its launch events, and developers are strictly forbidden from sharing screenshots of upcoming iOS releases.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups

9 hrs ago | Engadget

Digify helps you protect your data by sending self-destructing files

It's understandable if you're nervous about sharing files in this era of widespread surveillance .

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12 hrs ago | Ubergizmo

Skype Announces Optimized App For Amazon's Fire Phone

Heads up Amazon Fire Phone owners, if you were wondering when Skype for the Fire Phone would be released, you will be pleased to learn that Skype has recently announced that their messaging app has been made available for the Fire Phone.

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Related Topix: Amazon

12 hrs ago | Engadget

The majority of Brits are disabling government-backed porn filters

Don't be too shocked, but the UK government's porn filter isn't proving very popular.

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Related Topix: Internet Service Providers

12 hrs ago | Ubergizmo

Sense Sleep Tracking Gadget Wants You To Get A Good Night's Sleep

We've all seen apps and devices that tracks your sleep for you. The idea is to analyze your sleeping patterns and to determine if you have had a good night's sleep or a rough one.

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13 hrs ago | Engadget

William Shatner reviews Facebook's new VIP-only Mentions app

Whether you're a fan of Captain Kirk or Picard , you have to admit it's apt that William Shatner is reviewing the celebrity-exclusive Facebook app -- he definitely loves some VIP prestige .

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Startups, Facebook, William Shatner

17 hrs ago | Ubergizmo

League Of Legends Introduces New Protection Measures

When you play alone, there is no worry of offending anyone with your words other than yourself, although it does lack the element of teamwork and socialization.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Engadget

ASUS has the world's fastest WiFi router... for now

Hey look, a new router from ASUS and, apparently, it is super, super fast. According to the Taiwanese company, its RT-AC87 is "the world's first" with Wave 2 features, which bring better reliability, major speed boosts and overall performance improvements to the 802.11ac generation of WiFi routers -- one that, by the way, has yet to break through ... (more)

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Engadget

Edward Snowden's preferred OS has a major security flaw

Think you're safe from spies because you're using Tails , the same Linux distribution that Edward Snowden uses to remain anonymous? Unfortunately, you'll still have to be on your guard.

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Engadget

Amazon Fire phone review: a unique device, but you're better off waiting for the sequel

After producing a long line of e-book readers and tablets , Amazon has its sights set on the smartphone market.

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Related Topix: Amazon, iPhone, Jeff Bezos, Cameras

Ubergizmo

Samsung 105-Inch 4K TV Price Will Blow You Away

Samsung showed off its gigantic 105-inch curved 4K TV back at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this January and you didn't need to look past the first glance to get an idea that this TV would be quite expensive.

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Related Topix: TV, Electronics

Engadget

New plugin-free web games run (almost) as well as their desktop counterparts

So far, sophisticated 3D web games have typically required either a plugin or a special environment where they can run native code .

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Related Topix: Dungeon Defenders, Video Games, Trendy Entertainment, Dungeon Defenders II, Mozilla

Engadget

The cloud is a big money maker for Microsoft as it rethinks hardware and content

We always want to know how Microsoft is doing, but today we're paying especially close attention: The company just released its earnings for its fourth fiscal quarter, the first full quarter that new CEO Satya Nadella was on the job.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups

Engadget

Wacom's sketching app finally arrives on Android, Kindle Fire and Windows 8

Wacom loves doodlers almost as much as serious artists, but its Paper -esque sketching app was limited to iOS devices only.

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Related Topix: Wacom Technology Corp.

Engadget

Google is adding free WiFi to Uber cars in Philadelphia, but only for the summer

We have no scientific data to back this up, but we suspect most of you are not tough enough, not resilient enough, to work on a laptop in a moving vehicle without hurling.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups

Engadget

Comcast's customer losses are slowing, which is no surprise since it's so hard to leave

Even as cable giant Comcast tries to get bigger by absorbing Time Warner Cable, its own revenue grew in the last quarter to $16.8 billion, up 3.5 percent from last year, and net income hit $1.99 billion.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast

Engadget

Xiaomi's latest phone gets a steel frame, IR blaster and top specs for just $320

Having sold 26.11 million phones in the first half of this year, the beast from the East that is Xiaomi is back again with a new flagship Android phone: the Mi 4. For the first time ever, the company is adding a touch of metal -- SAE 304 stainless steel, to be exact -- to the phone's frame, which is sandwiched between a flat 5-inch 1080p screen and ... (more)

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Engadget

Xiaomi's $13 fitness band can also unlock your phone

The "one more thing" at the Xiaomi Mi 4 launch was the Mi Band, the Chinese company's first smart wearable, and it's obviously aggressively priced: Just CN79 or about $13! Like many of its competitors, the Mi Band tracks your movement plus sleeping pattern, and you can also use it as a smart vibrating alarm to wake up feeling better.

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Related Topix: Outdoor Recreation, Walking

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