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Winklevoss twins want to make Bitcoin legit with US-based exchange

One of the biggest draws of using Bitcoin as a method of exchange is the lack of any form of regulation. Unfortunately, that's left the cryptocurrency with a reputation problem, which is why countries like India, China and Russia are trying to shut i...

How a queer black filmmaker made virtual reality a reality at Sundance

When Shari Frilot first kicked off New Frontier, an exhibit that pushes the boundaries of traditional storytelling through art and technology, at the Sundance Film Festival back in 2007, the attending press didn't quite know what to make of it or the...

Choose between a house or the first ever 20th Anniversary Edition PS4

Sony caused quite a stir with the unveiling of the 20th Anniversary Edition PlayStation 4, and gamers fell over themselves to get their hands on one of 12,300 pieces of gaming nostalgia. Those online sales and promotional '80s stores have now closed,...

'Project Eyes' tackles pirate fishing with satellites and algorithms

Illegal fishing causes permanent environmental destruction and economic losses of up to $23 billion a year, largely because it's so easy to get away with it in unpatrolled waters. But UK scientists are fighting back with Project Eyes on the Seas, a j...

Here's the code you need for Sony's 10 percent PSN store discount

Sony took a bit of flack over the Christmas break when its PlayStation Network was hit by a devastating denial-of-service attack. It took a few days for the gaming service to recover from Lizard Squad's assault and, to make up for the festive downtim...

Scientists successfully implant self-destructing nanobots into live mice

We've seen nanobots do some neat stuff so far (aquatic dance routines immediately come to mind), but them administering drugs inside a living organism's been the stuff of scientists' dreams. Researchers at the University of California San Diego, howe...

Three and O2 are set to merge in £10.25 billion deal

Whereas before it was just a rumour, now it's official: Three UK is in talks to acquire O2. Hutchison Whampoa, the owner of the former mobile network, has confirmed that it's entered "exclusive negotiations" to buy its major rival from Telefonica for...

BMW and Volkwagen team-up creates 100 fast-charge stations for EVS

Electric vehicle charging spots are nowhere near as prolific as their gas counterparts, but automakers are trying to do what they can so you'd buy their emission-free vehicles. BMW and Volkswagen, for instance, will install 100 fast-charging stations...

Twitter's Bing-powered translations are back

Twitter's great for connecting its users to people from around the world, but what about when they don't speak the same language? After testing out a solution in fits and starts, Twitter has officially introduced Bing-powered translations right in th...

Angry Twitter is bad for your health

You've got to tell them. They're so wrong. What an idiot. Unbelievable. This will show them. Getting angry on Twitter may feel great (correction: amazing) at times, but that doesn't mean it's good for you. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvani...

Daily Roundup: Apple Watch battery life, Russian combat bots and more!

One of the biggest complaints about smartwatches is their mediocre battery life. It sounds like the Apple Watch will be no different. In other news, internet activist Barrett Brown was sent to prison for five years and Russia showed off some "combat...

Apogee's USB DAC is an audio boost in a tiny package

If you're looking to improve the sound coming from your laptop while working on the go, Apogee many have the fix. At this week's NAMM trade show, the company announced Groove: a small USB digital-to-analog converter (DAC) that aims to boost quality w...

Surface RT will only get some of Windows 10's upgrades

Well, that was quick: Despite Microsoft saying that Windows 10 was coming to its misfit tablet, the Surface RT, that isn't quite the case. As Thurrott reports, Redmond is working on an update for Surface which will have "some of the functionality" of...

Twitter doesn't want its biggest users to post Instagram links

In December 2014, Instagram overtook Twitter's monthly active user number. Well, someone from Twitter must have found that alarming, because the microblogging website is now urging its most prolific users not to tweet out links to Instagram photos. I...

Leatherman Tread bracelet is the first truly useful 'wearable'

You might not understand how truly useful and indispensable a Leatherman, or any multitool for that matter, is unless you've carried one for a while. Obviously Leatherman President Ben Rivera is quite fond of his, but it caused a bit of a problem whe...

HoloLens is and isn't Xbox One's answer to PlayStation 4's virtual reality headset

Finally, we can stop asking Microsoft's Xbox lead Phil Spencer about virtual reality headsets. "For us I think this is the area," Spencer told a group of interviewers at yesterday's Windows 10 event. He was responding to whether or not there's also a...

Tell us how you really feel about the Microsoft Band

When we published our list of Engadget's lowest-scored gadgets last month, quite a few readers took issue with the inclusion of the Microsoft Band on that list. In our original review, we dinged it for its poor battery life and for being incredibly u...

Yesterday's Windows 10 news means big changes for the future of Xbox

Microsoft made a lot of sweeping statements yesterday about what they want for the future of Xbox and Windows. We don't like broad statements here at Engadget; we like specifics. Good news! We've broken down the aforementioned statements into the stu...

Apple apparently hasn't solved the smartwatch battery life problem

Everyone has been waiting hear just how long Apple's smartwatch will last on a charge. Well, we'll have to wait for confirmation, but current rumors don't suggest there's any reason to believe that Cupertino has solved the biggest problem plaguing th...

Amazon will stream 'Transparent' for free this Saturday

Fresh off its two Golden Globe wins, Amazon is streaming all ten episodes of its Transparent original series for free this weekend. Starting at 12:01AM ET until 11:59PM PT Saturday, you can watch via Amazon's Instant Video app for TVs, streaming gadg...

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