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Google X Labs made synthetic skin to test a cancer-detecting bracelet

16 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

If someone asks you to name a Google X Labs moonshot, you'd probably say Glass, self-driving car or maybe even Project Loon. But as you might remember from the WSJD Live conference last year, it also has a flourishing Life Sciences division that empl...

Rolling Stone archives hit Google Play Newsstand this week

17 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Have you ever felt the need to dive into the history of music, movies and other pop culture? Well, you'll soon be able to do so with the help of Rolling Stone and Google Play Newsstand. The magazine is set to add its archive of decade-spanning conten...

Amazon put $1.3 billion into Prime Instant Video last year

18 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Amazon may have surprised Wall Street by how much sales went up in the fourth quarter of last year ($29.3 billion, with a profit of $214 million), but for customers its Prime service is the big deal. Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said Prime membership i...

Tesla Model S is getting even quicker through a software update

18 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

If you didn't think that Tesla's Model S P85D was bonkers enough, you're in for a treat. Elon Musk has revealed that the already speedy electric sedan is getting a software update that will improve its 0-60MPH acceleration time by a tenth of a second...

Reddit posts its first transparency report

19 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Reddit may not be subject to as much legal scrutiny as tech giants like Google or Microsoft, but there's enough of it that the internet community has published its first transparency report. The site says that received 55 demands for user info throug...

Google: We fought to notify WikiLeaks about email warrants

19 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

We still don't know everything about the information Google handed over to the government about three WikiLeaks employees, but a lawyer for the search giant has answered one question about the incident. While a gag order prevented Google from the thr...

Google's hiring, buying and disappointing Wall Street

20 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

We're in the thick of earnings seasons, friends, and Google just pushed out its latest spate of financials for our eager delectation. Here's the skinny: Google reported a total of $18.01 billion in revenue (closer to $14.5 billion if you don't count...

Microsoft is reportedly investing in Cyanogen's custom Android mod

20 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Now here's something we've never expected to write: Microsoft is investing in Android -- well, sort of. The software giant is reportedly planning to become a minority investor in Cyanogen, best known for its customized version of Android, according t...

RunKeeper powers training sessions with Spotify playlists

21 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Most of us like to blast a collection of inspirational tunes during a workout, and with its latest iOS update, RunKeeper is making that a bit easier. Runners who also have a Spotify premium subscription can now access saved playlists inside the fitne...

Nickelodeon's standalone streaming service is coming in February

22 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

With networks announcing new streaming options on the regular, Nickelodeon is set to reveal a standalone service of its own. During an investor call this morning, Viacom chief Philippe Dauman said the kid-friendly channel will announce its subscripti...

B-OUYA! Guess who just got a $10 million investment from Alibaba?

22 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Are we tired of making puns based around the silly name for the Kickstarter-funded, Android-powered, miniature game console, OUYA? No, friends. No we are not. Clearly. That aside, there's a whole nation of people who are just now hearing of OUYA for...

SkyMall's savior might be one of the products that it used to sell

23 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Rumors of SkyMall's demise might have been exaggerated, at least if the CEO of Scottevest gets his way. Scott Jordan, head of the company that makes coats with pockets sufficient to carry your entire gadget haul, believes that he's the man to save th...

Renault has a futuristic 'Gran Turismo' concept car too

23 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

The Nissan GT-R and Chevy's Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo are about to get some fresh company thanks to French automaker Renault. The Alpine Vision Gran Turismo is the latest Gran Turismo 6 ride turned concept vehicle, and weighing in at around 1,...

Facebook's new tips for Places puts it in competition with Foursquare

If you've ever found yourself in a new restaurant or a trendy tourist spot, you might've looked up Yelp or Foursquare -- or, heaven forbid, used Google -- on your phone to find out where's the best view or whether or not you should order the shrimp....

Government raked in $44.9 billion from wireless auction

The FCC's latest wireless auction brought in far more money than anyone expected. The Chairman, Tom Wheeler, set a goal of raising $10.6 billion by selling off 1,600 licenses to blocks of wireless spectrum. In the end, the government not only blew pa...

FCC more than quintuples the legal definition of 'broadband'

It used to be that a paltry 4Mbps down and 1Mbps was all it took for an internet connection to be considered "broadband," but the Federal Communications Commission has just flipped that definition on its ear. FCC commissioners voted 3-2 in favor of u...

IRL: The Phorce Freedom is a bag that trades space for versatility

?At CES -- the world's largest tech show -- the intrepid reporter faces many challenges. Most of them involve sleep (lack of), nutrition (lack of), human beings (abundance of) and coffee (usually lack of, but often, taste of). As such, it's very impo...

'Super Smash Bros.' 8-player mode just got a whole lot better

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U raised the stakes for local multiplayer with its 8-Player Smash mode, but gamers were limited to just a few stages for the frantic action. That's changing today as Nintendo is pushing out an update that adds 15 more stages...

Imgur now lets you easily make gorgeous GIFs from online videos

Are you an animated GIF virgin? Do you hang your head in shame when your friends share their custom made GIFs? If so, then the new video to GIF tool from the popular image hosting service Imgur might be perfect for you. All you need to do is plug in...

BBC secures Premier League highlights until 2019

The future of football broadcasts in the UK might be up in the air at the moment, but one important piece of TV rights has already been secured. The BBC announced today it has extended its deal to deliver Premier League highlights until the end of th...

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