Monthly Archives: May 2014

Weekends with Engadget: Apple buys Beats, LG unveils the G3 and more!

This week we watched Apple buy Beats for $ 3 billion, explored the inspiration behind the newly-announced LG G3, learned about Samsung’s new partnership with Oculus VR, investigated the benefits of solar energy and much more. Read on for Engadget’s… … Read the rest of this entry

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Recommended Reading: Beer genetics and Kinect physical therapy

Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you’ll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read. Strange … Read the rest of this entry

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Nokia’s Here Maps acquires an AI firm to build you a virtual travel agent

Ever used Nokia’s Here Maps on your Windows Phone? If so, you’ll agree the platform has an impressively comprehensive vault of travel data to pull from. Today, the Finnish company hopes to make said data more personal by acquiring Desti, … Read the rest of this entry

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Motorola confirms Moto Maker isn’t dying, despite US factory closure

Today’s revelation that Motorola is shutting down its sole American plant is an indication that its latest flagship didn’t do as well as expected in the US and the costs of operating the Texas factory were simply too high to … Read the rest of this entry

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Virgin Galactic’s space flights cleared for US blastoff

Virgin Galactic’s plans to charter its first space flights by the end of the year have been given another huge boost after it got the green light to begin planning launches. The company, which is now deep in its testing … Read the rest of this entry

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Galaxy S5 Active launches on AT&T: tougher shell, same water resistance

We knew it existed but now it’s finally crawled out of some jungle or scuba-diving vacation to go official and Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Active is available today on AT&T. While ruggedized phones typically lack.. something compared to flagship devices,… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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Google takes American ISPs to task over video buffering

You don’t like when YouTube videos pause during playback, and neither does Google. More often than not, your internet connection is to blame, shifting the responsibility to provide consistent performance from Google to your ISP. In an effort to… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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This is why Apple bought Beats

Ever since the rumors first broke that Apple wanted to buy Beats for $ 3 billion, the masses have uttered one universal word: Why? Apple Senior VP Eddy Cue and Beats CEO and co-founder Jimmy Iovine sat down with Recode’s … Read the rest of this entry

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Hands-on with the PadFone X: ASUS’ phone-tablet hybrid arrives in the US

If you’re a special sort of person — I don’t know, like a tech writer– the ASUS PadFone is old news. Since June 2012, Engadget has reviewed three versions of the phone, which comes with a tablet-like dock allowing you … Read the rest of this entry

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Facebook pokes the EU to help push through its WhatsApp purchase

Facebook’s $ 19 billion acquisition of WhatApp is a done deal in the US, but in Europe, it still has a few more hoops to jump through. In a bid to move things along, the Wall Street Journal reports that … Read the rest of this entry

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