Monthly Archives: November 2013

Xbox One’s 500GB HDD swapped for bigger, faster drives, and tested for performance

The Xbox One arrives with a 500GB HDD built-in, and in contrast to the PlayStation 4′s easily-accessed storage, it’s not meant to be accessed or replaced by the user, ever. While we’ll probably leave ours in place to keep from … Read the rest of this entry

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PlayStation 4 and PS Vita bundle now available in the UK, but it’s no bargain

Remember that rumored PlayStation 4 and PS Vita bundle that was due to reach the UK in time for the holidays? It’s now official — if not the discount that some were hoping for. Sony UK head Fergal Gara tells … Read the rest of this entry

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Spotify update lets iPad users browse curated playlists, follow their friends

Spotify listeners with iPads no longer have to look on with envy as their Android- and iPhone-touting friends browse curated playlists with ease. An update to Spotify’s iOS app has introduced the Browse feature to Apple tablet owners, letting them … Read the rest of this entry

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Experimental 3D scanner creates clear images with almost no light

We’ve seen seen single-pixel cameras, and now MIT researchers have figured out how to create clear images of dimly-lit objects using single photons — in 3D, no less. The technique doesn’t involve any fancy new hardware, either, as the team … Read the rest of this entry

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Dutch regulator says Google’s privacy policy breaks the law

Almost two years after it updated its privacy policy, Google is still facing the wrath of European watchdogs. The Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) has just ended a seven-month investigation into the search giant’s practices and, similar to rulings in … Read the rest of this entry

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Gigaset gets into Android tablets with two models, including a Tegra 4 flagship

You likely won’t know Germany’s Gigaset unless you’ve bought one of its cordless phones, but you may want to take notice now that the company is launching its first tablets. Both the 8-inch QV830 and 10-inch QV1030 have relatively upscale … Read the rest of this entry

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Getting to know the new Engadget

If you haven’t noticed, Engadget has some new digs and there’s a lot more going on than a fresh look. While you kick back and recover from holiday feasting, it’s time to start thinking about what you’re buying friends and … Read the rest of this entry

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OCZ declares bankruptcy, may sell its assets to Toshiba

OCZ dropped off the radar shortly into 2013 as it struggled to correct dodgy accounting and stem ongoing losses. Unfortunately, it couldn’t turn things around quickly enough — the one-time legend in memory technology has declared bankruptcy. That isn’t necessarily … Read the rest of this entry

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Verizon’s Redbox Instant now supports AirPlay streaming

Verizon’s subscription streaming TV service, Redbox Instant, now supports Apple’s AirPlay thanks to a new version 1.4 iOS app update — with some caveats. For starters, though you’ll be able to play streaming content on your iOS 6 device, the … Read the rest of this entry

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Alienware’s X51 now ships with AMD’s 4K-capable flagship graphics card

If Haswell innards weren’t enough to incite a purchase of Alienware’s X51 gaming PC, perhaps a 4K-capable GPU could push you over the edge: Dell’s little gaming-machine-that-can is now available with AMD’s Radeon R9 270X. This card brings the chipset … Read the rest of this entry

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