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46 min ago | Engadget

Europe approves Apple's $3 billion takeover of Beats

Apple is officially a step closer to owning Beats, as the $3 billion merger has just been cleared in Europe.

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4 hrs ago | Engadget

London will be a 5G city by 2020, promises Boris

As London becomes the bright shining center of the European tech scene, it's only natural that the city would like to maintain its place at the top of the pile.

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9 hrs ago | Engadget

How well do Uber drivers rate you?

Uber's car service lets you rate your drivers, but it also lets them rate you . The customer might always be right, but some customers are simply jerks -- and the system lets drivers know what they might be in for.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Gizmag

Scientists eliminate HIV from cultured human cells

Though in its very early stages, the Temple University research may prove to be a critical step in permanently defeating the disease Researchers from Temple University School of Medicine have discovered how to permanently extricate HIV-1 from human cells, possibly avoiding the need for lifelong drug treatment.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Hepatitis, Medicine, Health

Ubergizmo

Nokia Lumia 930 Successfully Charged By 800 Potatoes And Apples

We're sure that some of you guys have heard how certain types of produce, such as potatoes, can be used as batteries where it has enough juice to light up small light bulbs or even act as a clock, but did you know that it could be used to charge your phone as well? Well that's what multimedia artist Caleb Charland did when he showed off his potato ... (more)

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Engadget

Sure enough, you can play 'Doom' on an ATM

The quest to play Doom on just about everything won't be over any time soon, it seems.

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Related Topix: id Software, Bethesda Softworks, Doom, Video Games

Ubergizmo

New Lenovo Yoga 2 10 Tablet Rumored

Lenovo offers two kinds of products under the Yoga brand . There are Yoga-branded Android tablets that have built-in kickstands and then there are full-fledged Windows notebooks that can also be used as tablets because the screen can be pushed back a full 360 degrees.

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Related Topix: Laptops/Notebooks, Science / Technology, CPU

Engadget

Gadget Rewind 2005: BenQ Z2

BenQ may not be a familiar name to some -- at least not in the US -- but its roots in the electronics industry date back to the '80s.

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Related Topix: Electronics

Engadget

Solar cells cool themselves to produce more power

Solar power cells need to stay relatively cool for the sake of both efficiency and longevity, but active cooling isn't practical; it's expensive, and may block the very rays the cells are supposed to collect.

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Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Startups, Stanford University

Journalgazette.net

Checking in with the Fit Crew

How the week went: I have found that my new addiction is flavored water. There are a whole bunch of different flavors and it's less than a dollar a bottle.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Engadget

Homer for iPhone lets you peek at the apps your friends use

Ever had the urge to peek at your friends' phone screens, whether it's to learn about their favorite apps or simply pry into their digital lives? Well, you can now do that without having to either strike up an awkward conversation or get overly nosy.

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Related Topix: PayPal, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPhone

Gizmag

Review: Amazon Fire Phone

Amazon is an innovative company. It practically created online shopping, popularized e-books and made the first mainstream budget tablet.

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Related Topix: Amazon, Kindle, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPhone

Engadget

IRL: Taking HTC's One M8 for a test drive

The original HTC One was one of my favorite smartphones from 2013, but it was easy to see why you'd pass it up in favor of an archrival like Samsung's Galaxy S4 -- it just didn't have the battery life, camera quality or expansion to keep up.

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Related Topix: Cameras, Instagram, iPod touch App, iPad App, Twitter, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPhone

Engadget

Recommended Reading: 'Lucy's' bad science and space movie inaccuracies

Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web.

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Engadget

Weave app brings Tinder-style swipes to job hunting

Tinder's swipe-able interface is such a hit, that a lot of new apps are copying it.

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Related Topix: Social Software

Ubergizmo

eBay Has Sold $2 Billion Worth Of Apple Products In The Past 12 Months

While official retail channels are one of the ways one could go about buying a product, looking on places like eBay or Craigslist can sometimes yield cheaper results, although in some cases the customer would have to sacrifice certain things like warranty just to get a cheaper price.

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Related Topix: eBay, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Apple, Startups, Craigslist.

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Gizmag

Stanford researchers develop self-cooling solar cells

Photovoltaic cells are one of the more promising alternative energy sources. Mechanically they are very simple, with no moving parts, and are clean and emission-free.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy, Startups, Stanford University

Engadget

Microsoft unleashes 'Settlers of Catan' on the web

Microsoft has something of an extracurricular activity: When it's not releasing Office for iPad or updating Windows, it has a habit of helping other companies build websites .

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Ipad, Skype, iPod touch App, Science / Technology, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Games, Board Game

Engadget

High-tech headband looks to prevent drowning, bad parenting

Some drowning incidents can be easily prevented, and a wearable device wants to keep tabs on submersion time while your kids are at the pool.

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Related Topix: Sports, Swimming

The Inquirer

Festival tech: Leading the charge

AS YOU REJOIN our story, we've reached the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset. The tent is pitched and it's time to start experimenting with the various gadgets and gizmos that have started to embellish "getting away from it all".

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Related Topix: Wireless, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, Emerging Technology

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