Monthly Archives: June 2016

Facebook’s Paper news-reading app to shut down next month

Facebook has announced that it is shutting down its news-reading app Paper. The application was introduced in 2014 as an alternative to the main Facebook app, featuring a sleek layout with a complete focus on showcasing articles — rather than … Read the rest of this entry

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Amazon’s Prime Day clearout returns on July 12th

It's probably fair to say that Amazon's homegrown shopping event, Prime Day, wasn't the most exciting of retail events. For every discounted PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, there was a litany of deals for lawn chairs or to bulk-buy yoga … Read the rest of this entry

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Google’s undersea cable connecting US and Japan is now live

The $ 300 million trans-Pacific undersea cable backed by six companies, including Google, that connects Japan and the US is now online. It connects Oregon with the Chiba and Mie prefectures in Japan with 9,000 km (5,600 miles) of wires. … Read the rest of this entry

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This intelligent tape measure may be the world’s smartest

Regular tape measures are so last year. Forward-thinking creators (and anyone who needs to measure anything) should turn to Bagel, the "smart" tape measure. It also looks vaguely like a bagel. Sort of. Engadget RSS Feed

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Google: Symantec antivirus flaws are ‘as bad as it gets’

Products from Symantec that are supposed to protect users have made them much more open to attack, according to Google. Researcher Tavis Ormandy has spotted numerous vulnerabilities in 25 Norton and Symantec products that are "as bad as it gets," … Read the rest of this entry

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Pinterest wants you to shop for an item by taking its picture

If you've ever spotted someone wearing a pair of cool boots and wanted to know where to get a pair just like those, you'd be interested in a new feature coming from Pinterest. At an event in San Francisco, the … Read the rest of this entry

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Photonic Swiss watch engraving might keep counterfeiters at bay

Counterfeit jewelry is a big business. Sometimes the fakes are so convincing that it can be nearly impossible to tell if that Rolex you're eying is the real deal unless you have special equipment or an extremely trained eye. That's … Read the rest of this entry

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Bizarre ‘Street Fighter’ gym gear includes Zangief dumbbells

Want a beach-ready body along the stylings of Chun-Li or Daddy Ryu? Capcom is here to help. In curious exercise of branding, it's announced a selection of gym equipment (loosely) inspired by a few Street Fighter 5 challengers. You can … Read the rest of this entry

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Wisconsin’s sentencing algorithm faces a court battle

Many people are nervous about the prospect of using algorithms to predict crime, and a legal battle in Wisconsin is illustrating why. The state's Supreme Court is close to ruling on an appeal from Eric Loomis, who claims that the … Read the rest of this entry

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South Korea hopes traffic signs will cut phone distractions

Cities have tried a number of exotic solutions to get phone-toting pedestrians to focus on where they're going (or at least, out of the way). However, Seoul thinks there's a simpler answer: traffic signs. The South Korean capital is testing … Read the rest of this entry

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