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1 hr ago | Engadget

NASA successfully tests microwave thruster, paving the way for speedier space travel

As with airplanes and many other self-powered machines, the fuel a shuttle engine requires can weigh nearly as much as the object it's propelling, increasing costs while significantly limiting range.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Space

2 hrs ago | Engadget

Google Workshop will reportedly wrap your Nexus 5 with custom cases

Let's face it: options for outfitting the Nexus line with covers and cases have been rather limited coming directly from Mountain View.

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Related Topix: ITA Software, Google, Startups, WebMD, Widevine Technologies, AdMob

6 hrs ago | Ubergizmo

Facebook Is Down, No Idea On When It Will Be Restored

Facebook, one of the world's most popular social networks does look as though it is down and out for now - at least for the past quarter of an hour, and most probably longer than that.

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10 hrs ago | Engadget

Apple officially brings Beats into the fold

A smidge over two months after Apple announced its plan to nab Dr. Dre's headphone and music streaming interests, the folks in Cupertino have officially welcomed Beats to the family.

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12 hrs ago | Ubergizmo

Mod Turns Sony Xperia Z1a 2s Earpiece Into A Second Speaker

One of the cooler features of the Sony Xperia Z2 is the fact that it comes with front-facing stereo speakers, much like the HTC One M8 , although we guess it's not very obvious.

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Related Topix: Speakers, Headphones

17 hrs ago | Ubergizmo

Slingshot On Facebook Lets You React To Reactions

Facebook's great when it comes to keeping in touch with family and friends all over, not to mention tracking down old acquaintances.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Engadget

Poochi the robot dog can talk with your 3DS

You can count on Japan to perpetually push the idea of robot pets -- and some of us are okay with that .

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology

Engadget

Wikipedia iOS app relaunches with mobile editing and a new design

Wikipedia recently revamped its app for Android, bringing the ability to edit articles and view random articles in the process.

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Related Topix: Wikimedia Foundation

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

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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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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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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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

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

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

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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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

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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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

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