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Poynt's smart store terminal lets you pay any way you like

One of the many reasons you don't see widespread support for mobile payment tech like Apple Pay or Google Wallet is the hardware investment needed to make it all work. Why should a store spend thousands of dollars on machines that miss out on some...

Twitter keeps you up to date on the 2014 midterm elections

November brings midterm elections in the US, and Twitter is looking to lend a hand when it comes to keeping you informed on all the latest heading into next week. To do so, the social network developed the #Election2014 dashboard. As you might...

Google Play Movies & TV for Android improves second screen tools

If you've splurged for a Chromecast or pre-ordered the newfangled Nexus Player, streaming from Google Play to your television just got better. Mountain View's Movies & TV app for Android update brings actor and soundtrack cards to your mobile device,...

Google takes another step into your living room with its Nexus Player (hands-on)

Google's wanted a piece of your living room for ages, and now -- after two attempts that never really went anywhere =- the search giant seems poised to get it what it wants. Android TV is coming to, well, a TV near you, and we just spent a few brief...

Sound Off! Has NFC finally hit the mainstream?

You can find NFC technology in many of the gadgets released in the last few years, but it seems like it never gained much traction in our common lexicon. Sure, there's Google Wallet and using it to easily pair with things (like your camera), but you...

Twitter's data deal with IBM helps companies know what you like

Many of the companies you deal with like to keep tabs on what Twitter users say, but they rarely have a true sense of what the world is thinking -- are people spreading positive buzz, or is there trouble brewing? IBM doesn't want to leave that...

Fireside's smart picture frame melds machine learning and good looks

Digital picture frames seemed like all the rage back in 2007, but let's be real: did anyone really like them? They were small, clunky, not terribly high-res, and sort of a pain to actually get photos onto -- long story short, they had plenty of...

Retail's response to NFC payments gets hacked before it arrives

If the retailers backing the CurrentC mobile payment system hope to topple NFC-based technology like Apple Pay and Google Wallet, they may need to improve their safeguards for your data. CurrentC is now warning people in its beta program that...

Samaritans Radar scans your Twitter feed and notifies you of possible cries for help

The Samaritans charity is best known for its 24-hour helpline, which offers emotional support to anyone that's feeling down in the dumps. With many people, especially youngsters, now broadcasting every intimate detail of their lives on Twitter, the...

Facebook will give you serious money to make the internet more secure

Internet security bugs suck -- who actually wants to go through all their accounts to change passwords? Nobody, that's who. That's why many tech companies have bug bounty programs or security research grants, such as Facebook's Internet Defense...

Google's Nexus 6 is a high-powered handful (hands-on)

It's a little funny to see Motorola finally crafting a Nexus phone after Google sold it to Lenovo, but hey - life is peculiar that way. What's more important is that Motorola has taken its responsibilities as Keeper of the Nexus name seriously, and...

Nintendo 3DS review (2014): a good reason to give 3D games another chance

Nintendo's original 3D handheld launched in 2011 and three years is a seriously long time in tech -- especially for Nintendo. Fortunately, it's been a hit -- over 44 million units sold so far -- following a tradition of handheld console leadership...

The best 'Star Wars' games are actually, finally available for modern PCs

LucasArts may no longer exist thanks to Disney, but that doesn't mean its legendary games are lost forever. Like we pointed out yesterday, Good Old Games posted the download links to the likes of TIE Fighter and X-Wing a bit prematurely. Well, the...

HP's 3D-scanning 'Sprout' PC is unlike anything else the company has made

The best way to describe Sprout, an ambitious new desktop from HP, is that it's unlike any PC the company has ever made. The second-best way: It's an all-in-one computer with a touch mat that acts as a second screen, and an overhead projector/camera...

Reddit's new crowdfunding site draws on your fellow fans for help

The Reddit community already has a knack for rallying people around common causes, whether they're charities, fan shirts or getting soldiers decent toilet paper. Wouldn't it make sense to create a crowdfunding site that harnesses that energy?...

HP reveals Sprout: The strange 3D-scanning, multi-display all-in-one PC

We've seen some strange devices here at Engadget, but honestly, we've never seen anything quite like Sprout. It's a unique machine that combines an all-in-one Windows 8 PC with a set of 3D scanning cameras, a giant tactile touchpad and a...

HP wants to be a 3D printing giant with new 'Multi Jet Fusion' tech

HP has just revealed a lot more information about the 3D printing tech it teased earlier. It calls it "Multi Jet Fusion," and HP has nothing less than the goal of "changing entire industries" with it. If the claims are true, it looks mighty...

Dabbling in the future of payment: A week with Apple Pay and Google Wallet

On Monday last week, Apple finally launched Apple Pay, the company's mobile-payment system that only works with the iPhone 6, 6 Plus and the latest iPads. (Though you can't use iPads for in-store payments.) Even though mobile payments have been...

Keen Home wants smart devices that help prevent basement flooding

The promise of a smart home, ultimately, is to introduce savings of some sorts be it with time, effort or money. Keen Home is targeting the latter with its Smart Vent which monitors things like outside air temperature as well as the climate in your...

Startup wants to raise $1.8 million to build giant fighting robots

The folks at MegaBots Inc. dream of making humongous machines: 15-foot-tall, 15,000-pound piloted robots to be exact. And they don't want to build them for rescue missions or military use -- nope, these robots are designed to duke it out in an arena...

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