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Square's cash register app now handles your purchases worldwide

Square's Register app has done a lot to drag stores' payment systems into the modern era, but only in the US -- venture elsewhere and you've usually had to pay at a conventional (and often very limited) terminal. That might not hold true for much...

Trippy Kinect-powered art disintegrates a man

Though many folks are meh on Microsoft's Kinect 2 for gaming, in the hands of a 3D animator it can do wondrous things. Case in point is the Momentum art project from a group called Schnellebuntebilder. Using custom software, they captured a live...

Dropbox Carousel comes to iPad and web today, Android tablets soon

Ever since the first cloud storage services hit the web, they've been a prime destination for thousands upon thousands of uploaded photos. Unfortunately, many of those services don't have polished user interfaces that allow for easy viewing and...

YouTube Music Awards return in March 2015 sans stage show

Just about this time last year, the folks at YouTube took over Pier 36 in Manhattan to put on an hour-and-a-half-long awards show to celebrate the musicians that blew up the internet in 2013. It was... alright at best (unless you really like watching...

Britain's first 'poo bus' hits the streets

Thanks to a range of new technologies, Britain's buses are steadily swapping traditional fuel for greener alternatives. Over in Bristol, however, Wessex Water believes more can be done with the brown stuff. That's why it's today put the UK's first...

Basis Peak to get its smartwatch-like features in December

In our recent review of the Basis Peak, we pointed out its potential to be a pretty good smartwatch, just as it is a fitness tracker. And, thanks to a firmware update set to arrive next month, Basis, which is now owned by Intel, will be making its...

Engadget giveaway: win a SnapRays Guidelight set courtesy of Snap Power!

Whether you're looking to deter monsters lurking in the shadows or just trying to save your toes from another late night thrashing, a little light goes a long way. If you don't want to blow your nightlight budget on outlet filling beacons, you may...

Revamped Turing test expects computers to show imagination

In June, the developers of a Russian chatbot posing as a 13-year-old boy from Ukraine claimed it has passed the Turing test. While a lot of people doubt the result's validity because the testers used a sketchy methodology and the event was organized...

'The Imitation Game' puts the spotlight on Alan Turing and his groundbreaking machine

It is the height of the Second World War. A group of codebreakers stands in a dimly lit warehouse 50 miles northwest of London, a giant machine composed of spinning drums and wires looms in front of them. It's taken years of work -- as well as a few...

Ricoh's new Theta camera delivers (relatively) simple 360-degree video

Ricoh's original Theta camera did a curious thing: it took instant 360-degree stills, courtesy of two hemispherical lens positioned either side of stick camera. We weren't completely sold on the initial model, which was also hampered by a $399 price...

AT&T refreshes its GoPhone lineup with $45 option and unlimited data

AT&T is expanding its GoPhone prepaid choices by adding a $45 tier for those who think the $60 plan's offerings are too much, and the $40's not enough. The company originally launched this option back in April, though you could only get it at...

HBO Go is now available for Xbox One

After many, many promises, HBO Go is now out for Xbox One. The app is already available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but the Xbox One launch marks the first time the premium streaming service is accessible from a next-gen console. Variety, which...

Gorilla Glass 4 shouldn't shatter when you drop your phone

Plenty of mobile device screens can easily resist minor cracks and scratches, but let's be honest -- those aren't the biggest problems. No, the real crisis comes when you drop your phone and the display shatters into many pieces. Thankfully, Corning...

Aether's music-streaming 'Cone' now lets you ditch the Rdio subscription

When I tested Aether's "Cone" music player I was intrigued, but cautious, about the idea. At $400 (plus a required Rdio subscription) it was a hard sell for many -- especially with strong competition. Today, Aether shows that it's working on making...

This e-ink watch can change its design at the touch of a button

It's not like we haven't seen e-ink watches before, but we've never seen one quite like this. FES Watch uses e-paper not only for its face, but its entire strap, allowing the wearer to change its design with a simple button press. By combining...

Chinese devs can now sell their Android apps on the Play Store

Chinese developers can finally sell their Android apps through the Google Play Store, possibly foreshadowing a local launch of the marketplace. The move gives devs the ability to sell their apps to Android users in over 130 countries around the...

Jeff Bezos gifts Fire Tablet owners six months of access to his newspaper

Jeff Bezos may have bought the Washington Post with his own money, but that doesn't mean that the paper won't be extra friendly to the boss' other company. The outfit has launched a new tablet-friendly app that's designed for a "national and...

Fitness wearable stats illustrate what you thought: we're less active when it's cold

It's hard to fight nature. We mammals have an instinctual urge to hibernate when the mercury starts dropping, and thanks to activity trackers we have some data to prove that theory holds true (if we actually get that sleep is another story). By...

Why App Store apps are now labeled 'Get' instead of 'Free'

If you're searching on either the Mac or iOS App Stores today, you might notice a little change in the way Apple labels free apps. Before, even if such an app contained costly upgrades, it would carry the label 'Free.' However, following the...

Qualcomm wants to get into servers after conquering the mobile world

Qualcomm is sitting pretty right now. Its Snapdragon processors and cellular chips are present in most of the big-name mobile devices you can use today, whether it's the Nexus 6 or the iPhone. However, the company isn't content to stop there -- it...

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