Monthly Archives: December 2013

Want to stream ABC shows the day after they air? Better get cable

As the legions of cord cutters continue to grow, companies are looking for any way to keep customers tied to their increasingly archaic (and offensively priced) pay TV subscriptions. ABC is just the latest network to get in on the … Read the rest of this entry

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Mac Pro teardown reveals simple repair process and upgradeable CPU

The new Mac Pro’s highly customized design may look like it’s a pain to fix, but don’t be fooled — it’s friendlier than you think. An iFixit teardown of the workstation has revealed that it’s easy to take apart, and … Read the rest of this entry

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Mars One expedition whittles down its applicant pool to just over 1,000

Apparently, over 200,000 people applied for Mars One’s mission to permanently leave Earth — and while there’s room to spare on the Martian plains, moving that many humans off-planet simply isn’t feasible. The outfit culled that initial pool to 1,058 … Read the rest of this entry

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Netflix intros cheaper standard definition streaming plan for new subscribers

If you consider yourself both extremely frugal and averse to the luxuries of seeing Hollywood eye candy actors in Super HD, Netflix’s new SD tier could be right up your alley. The streaming service has begun offering a low-end plan … Read the rest of this entry

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LG makes Knock a standard feature, update coming for L Series II models

LG first rolled out its Knock feature on the G2 earlier this year, but now that item will become a standard feature on future handsets. If you’ll recall, the power button on that smartphone is situated around back, so Knock … Read the rest of this entry

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GTA Online starts pushing user-created missions, mobile updates arrive for San Andreas and Chinatown Wars

Ready for a slew of Grand Theft Auto updates? We sure hope so. First up, developer Rockstar Games has put its stamp of approval on ten of the GTA Online community’s million-plus custom-match submissions. Because these races and deathmatches — … Read the rest of this entry

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Roku player software cracked open temporarily, root now to run XBMC later

Roku’s line of set-top boxes have been popular thanks to their simple controls, large set of available apps (recently expanded to include YouTube for the new Roku 3) and hardware ranging in price from inexpensive to downright cheap. Still, despite … Read the rest of this entry

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Feedback Loop: frustrating applications, form factors vs. operating systems and more

Welcome to Feedback Loop, a weekly roundup of the most interesting discussions happening within the Engadget community. There’s so much technology to talk about and so little time to enjoy it, but you have a lot of great ideas and … Read the rest of this entry

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BlackBerry urges BB10 users to roll-back its glitchy Twitter app

After loads of BB10 user complaints, BlackBerry is pulling the latest Twitter update from its app market. Should you still need your 140-character fix however, the beleaguered smartphone maker has a solution: roll back to the application’s previous … Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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Microsoft connects Windows 8 for PCs, phones with new Solitaire, Minesweeper and Mahjong

As a late holiday gift, Microsoft is finally syncing up some of the popular software from its desktop and tablet Windows OS with the latest version of Windows for phones. We are, of course, referring to classic Windows games like … Read the rest of this entry

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