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?Google is driving all over Bangladesh to teach college students about the internet

Think you've been on some epic road trips? You've got nothing on Google: the Mountain View company just announced that it's taking a 3G-equipped on a year-long tour of Bangladesh. The program, simply dubbed "Google Bus Bangladesh," is an educational...

Here's how what the FCC thought about John Oliver's net neutrality rant

Remember when John Oliver gave the net neutrality issue a hammering on his HBO Show? If you hadn't heard (and we've embedded the segment after the break), Oliver's call to (digital) arms led to internet users collapsing part of the FCC's site with a...

ESA's comet lander is stuck in the shadows where it can't harness solar power

When the Philae lander reached the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko after a decade in space, the ESA expected it to draw energy from the sun to power its scientific instruments. Unfortunately, it's now stuck in the worst place possible: in the shade,...

Weird Al wants to sell you a drone

Weird Al Yankovic has spent over 40 years skewering pop culture through song, and endearing himself to nerds of all stripes in the process. What, then, is next on his list of things to do? Pushing swag for Radio Shack, apparently. The Honorable Mr....

Blackberry fans line up here: pre-orders for the new Classic are open

Platform loyal BBM addicts have a new device to consider -- other than the Passport -- now that Blackberry is taking pre-orders for its upcoming phone. The Classic (aka Q20) brings the design, keyboard and trackpad users are used to, plus a large...

Flying fake cell towers target fugitives, but can ID your phone too

In the US, the Justice Department's Marshals Service office is putting fake cell towers on planes in an effort to catch criminals by tracking down their phones. The problem is, those fake towers don't discriminate and end up collecting data from tens...

Aviary's first update under Adobe brings Creative Cloud sync, free add-ons

Back in September, Adobe snatched up Aviary to pad its mobile portfolio, and the photo-editing app has released its first major post-acquisition update. In what will come as no surprise, Aviary now syncs all of your in-app tools with Creative Cloud...

Engadget Daily: Holiday Gift Guide, Amazon's Hachette deal and more!

It'll soon be time to wrap those presents, so to help with with the burden of holiday shopping, our latest Gift Guide offers ideas for the tech-savvy folks you're buying for. Read on for the rest of our news highlights from the last 24 hours,...

Now all Walmart stores will match Amazon prices

Rather than going for an Amazon deal, Walmart wants you to nab that PlayStation 4 in its stores this holiday season. The world's largest retailer will start offering price matching for Amazon and other online stores starting tomorrow. That's actually...

Sound Off! Are modular smartphones the way of the future?

Initiatives like Project Ara and Vsenn show that modular smartphones might very well be the future. The idea of selectively upgrading various parts of a device at your own convenience appeals to a lot of people. Does this sort of approach sound...

Google Wallet won't let you buy digital goods past March 2015

Sad news, web merchants: if you relied on Google Wallet to process the online payments for your feline subculture e-zine (or any other digital product you've got kicking around), you'd better start looking for something else to do the job. On March...

Amazon is hiring someone to oversee its courier drones

Want Amazon's Prime Air courier drones to enter service as quickly as possible? You can now do something about it... provided you have years of aviation experience under your belt, anyway. The online retailer is hiring a Flight Safety Manager that...

NYC's domain on record pace with over 56,000 accounts so far

The history of New York City's top-level domain is still quite young, having only launched in full last month. But, since then,.nyc has already managed to serve up more than 56,000 registrations, making it one of the fastest growing city domains...

Samsung is reportedly returning to mobile video with a new service

Samsung may have ditched its Video Hub last year to stay in Google's good graces and avoid competing with Play Movies, but it apparently hasn't given up on the concept of its own media portal. Tipsters for The Information claim that the company is...

Track your Domino's order via a Pebble smartwatch

A Pebble smartwatch is handy for a number of things, and now you can use it to keep tabs on your pizza order. Thanks to Domino's app for said gadget, you can monitor the status of your Wisconsin 6 Cheese pie, Crispy Bacon & Tomato Specialty Chicken...

Wildcard aims to replace your phone's web browser with mobile cards

The web was built for desktops -- not your phone. And while we've made great strides in adopting mobile-friendly sites over the past few years, they typically offer a clunkier experience than native apps. Wildcard hopes to offer the best of both...

Google makes the 'Nobel Prize of computing' worth $1 million

The Association for Computing Machinery's A.M. Turing Award is often called the "Nobel Prize of computing." Every year since 1966 it's been awarded to an accomplished computer scientist or engineer like Douglas Engelbart, the inventor of the computer...

Lyft's new service lets your workplace pay for your commute

Now that carpooling services have made ridesharing cheap enough to use for day-to-day commuting, wouldn't it be nice if your workplace could easily pay for that ridesharing? Apparently, Lyft thinks so -- it's launching Lyft for Work, an initiative...

'Nerds Without Borders' help solve North Carolina's thorny Turtle problem

Like any creature that loves beautiful landscapes and the Wolfpack, Sea Turtles like to hang out in North Carolina. The endangered species is a big fan of the state's beaches, where it digs down several feet and lays its eggs ready for hatching. When...

With Movie Creator, Microsoft wants to help produce better highlight reel videos

HTC's done it. So has Sony. It's available on iOS. Even BlackBerry's got one. Apps that let you take your favorite clips and images and merge them together into a fun highlight reel aren't uncommon these days, but that's not stopping Microsoft from...

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