Monthly Archives: June 2014

Sins of a Solar Empire studio speaks out against new Rebellion legal action

Sniper Elite studio Rebellion Developments filed a lawsuit against Ironclad Games in 2012 over Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion, claiming that the title infringed on Rebellion’s trademark. A judge dismissed the case more than a year ago, ruling that … Read the rest of this entry

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Samsung unveils a quartet of Android smartphones for the budget crowd

Not everyone can justify splurging on a powerhouse phone like the Galaxy S5, and Samsung clearly knows it — the tech firm just unveiled four Android KitKat handsets for frugal types. The Galaxy Core II (shown here) is the standout … Read the rest of this entry

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Privacy-focused Blackphone starts shipping for $630

If you missed our coverage during Mobile World Congress, then here’s what you need to know about Blackphone: it’s a mid-spec Android smartphone that comes pre-subscribed to (and pre-installed with) a bunch of privacy and anti-surveillance services,… Engadget RSS Feed

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Google Voice plans to make transcriptions better with your help

What’s the silliest Google Voice transcription you’ve gotten? That question might have come up during a meet-up with tech-loving friends before — after all, you’re not the only user who’s ever received garbled voicemail-to-text messages. In fact,… Engadget RSS Feed

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Facebook explains why it briefly toyed with users’ emotions

Ever since word got out that Facebook had briefly manipulated some users’ News Feeds to see how their feelings changed, a number of questions have popped up: just why did the company feel compelled to experiment in the first place? … Read the rest of this entry

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Google will have sole control over the interfaces of Android Auto, Wear and TV

You’d better get used to the interfaces you saw for Android Auto, Wear and TV at the Google I/O conference this past week — you’re going to be seeing them a lot. Google tells Ars Technica that it will maintain … Read the rest of this entry

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Future cars may give themselves dimples to reduce drag

Golf balls are dimpled for a reason — they sail through the air just slowly enough that the uneven surface reduces drag, helping them fly further than they might otherwise. Wouldn’t it be nice if your car could get that … Read the rest of this entry

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Estonia will hand out digital ID cards to non-residents

Digital ID cards are still a rarity in most countries, but they’re a staple of everyday life in Estonia — locals use them for everything from e-voting to buying mass transit tickets. You currently have to live in the country … Read the rest of this entry

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These wireless bone-conducting headphones let you listen while you listen

Kickstarter, it’s a funny old place. A weird soup of real ingenuity and beermat ideas. Headbones might initially sound like it’ll fall in the latter camp, but you’d be wrong. Once you know they’re bone conducting headphones, the name reveals … Read the rest of this entry

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Windows 8.1′s Sleep Study tool tells you which activities drain your battery

If you absolutely have to make your Windows tablet battery last as long as you can, then knowing what drains its power will be very helpful. That’s what Microsoft’s new Sleep Study tool can do: generate a report of which … Read the rest of this entry

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