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Google reportedly agrees to rent 'The Interview' online

Sure, Sony may be defying hackers' threats by letting independent theaters screen The Interview, but you might not live close enough to watch the flick. What if you want to see it online? You might get that chance. Sources for both CNN and Recode cla...

Disney Research's trippy tale of immortality is ready to watch

We didn't expect Disney Research to have one of the more inventive uses of YouTube's crazy frame-rate capabilities, but here we are. The outfit's released its trippy Lucid Dreams of Gabriel short via Google's video wing and, despite it being around f...

The Big Picture: NuSTAR telescope shows the sun blasting out X-rays

Pop quiz, hotshot: what do you get when you heat gas above 3 million degrees Celcius? High-energy X-rays, of course -- just the kind that NuSTAR was launched to detect. The space telescope took a break from hunting black holes to snap its first-ever...

Google alerts the FBI to YouTube comment threatening to kill cops

A Colorado man named Jeremiah Perez has been arrested for a comment he posted on YouTube, threatening to kill "retired helpless cops," which Google itself reported it to authorities. Mountain View called up the FBI in San Francisco after someone with...

Getting the most out of your Chromecast this Christmas

Google's Chromecast makes it easy to stream pretty much anything to your TV. Movies, TV shows, music, games, photos -- whatever you're interested in, there are plenty of smartphone and tablet apps equipped with Google's little Cast button. So, whethe...

Uber's CEO is now a wanted man in South Korea

2014's been a year to forget for Travis Kalanick, but since there's still a week to go before 2015, there's one more nasty surprise waiting for him. South Korea has indicted Uber's CEO on charges of operating an illegal taxi service in the country, w...

Samsung has closed its flagship London store

Just like that, Samsung has decided to close its flagship 'Experience Store' in London. Only ten of these glossy retail outlets exist across the UK, and the one in Westfield Stratford shopping center was Samsung's crown jewel, playing host to numerou...

Ireland: US courts need our permission to view emails stored on Dublin server

Microsoft was shot down in court twice this year when it challenged a US court order demanding access to a user's emails stored on a Dublin, Ireland server. But it hasn't given up yet, and now Ireland's government is finally speaking up about the iss...

Watch an iPhone sort M&Ms by color

Not everyone has Minecraft-creator Markus "Notch" Persson's money (or candy room) so the rest of us have to devise our own methods of sorting M&Ms by color. The English blogger behind reviewmylife has an idea that combines, among other things, an iPh...

Beer bottles deliver your video message through QR codes

You know how a bottle of beer can help make some particularly bad news easier to swallow? Argentinian beer brand Andes doesn't only believe that, it's taking that idea to the next level -- by letting people record themselves using its app and digital...

PlayStation's game-streaming service comes to Samsung smart TVs next year

Sony isn't afraid to partner with competitors if it means getting PlayStation Now in more homes, apparently. The outfit just announced that it's teaming with Samsung to bake the PlayStation game-streaming service into some of the rival electronics gi...

Notch's $70 million LA mansion recreated in Minecraft

As soon as it was known that Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson had bought a $70 million mega-mansion in LA, it was only a matter of time before someone recreated it in blocky form. One dedicated player took up the challenge immediately and, in...

Your search history's got nothing on this

In addition to dealing with symmetrical book stacking and full-torso apparitions in basements, New York's librarians have had to field some pretty crazy questions in their day. Case in point: "What percentage of all bathtubs in the world are in the U...

Singapore tests self-driving cars you use like taxis

One of the greatest allures of self-driving cars is the prospect of never needing your own vehicle -- you could just catch robotic rides whenever you want personal transportation. Well, Singapore is about to explore how well that concept works in pra...

Amazon's free Crimbo app bundle includes Terraria, Plex and Djay 2

Plenty of Brits will be unwrapping Android devices this Christmas, so as an extra festive treat Amazon has assembled another one of its free app collections to get you up and running. The new promotion is one of its highest value bundles to date, pac...

Engadget Daily: Sony announces 'The Interview' release, hydrogen-powered vehicles and more!

This past month has been a whirlwind of strife for Sony Pictures, but things are finally starting to look up. In fact, the studio finally announced that The Interview will be released on Christmas day. Need some more? Click the gallery below for the...

Google and Microsoft fight hotels' attempts to block personal WiFi

The battle between hotels and hotspot-toting travelers isn't over just because Marriott settled a complaint that it blocked personal WiFi -- far from it. Google, Microsoft and a US carrier lobbying group (the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet...

3D-printed robotic spider dress keeps creeps at bay

Silk? Meh. Taffeta? Blergh. When it came time to craft her latest dress, Dutch artist Anouk Wipprecht instead turned to 3D printing and one of Intel's teensy Edison modules for something truly special. The end result? A "spider" dress that leaps to d...

Vizio 'anti-curved glasses' ad takes aim at gimmicky HDTVs

Vizio is cracking jokes about fellow TV manufacturers like LG and Samsung with this new ad for anti-curved glasses. While we weren't bothered by it in our observations, we also haven't seen a ton of benefit from the approach yet. As usual, Vizio is s...

Japan's first Firefox OS phone is transparent

Transparency has always been one of Mozilla's big selling points with Firefox OS, but a new smartphone from KDDI in Japan is taking that idea to its literal extreme. KDDI's Fx0 is the first Firefox OS phone to hit Japan, and as you can see, its clear...

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