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Jaybird's readiness-sensing fitness tracker arrives October 26th

Want a fitness tracker that can tell you when it's time to get moving, rather than simply record your movements? You won't have to wait long. Jaybird has confirmed that its Reign wristband will reach the US on October 26th at the $199 price promised...

Samsung readying crazy fast next-gen WiFi devices

Samsung has revealed that by 2015 it may be selling WiFi devices that use unlicensed, 60GHz spectrum to transfer data at 575MB/s -- five times faster than current tech. If that sounds familiar, it's also the WiGig Alliance's 802.11ad WiFi standard,...

Amputees can now control artificial limbs with their minds

Artificial limbs controlled by muscle movement are already a thing, but what if someone developed a way to wire a prosthetic directly into someone's nervous system? That's what a team at Chalmers University have achieved with an implantable...

Engadget UK giveaway: win an iPhone 6 courtesy of Mobilefun.co.uk

Wet weather, plummeting temperatures and pitch-black mornings are just a few of the things us Brits have to look forward to as we plunge further into the abyss known as "autumn." We could all use a little pick-me-up as SAD begins to take hold, so how...

Sayonara, CEATEC 2014: Another curious tech show

Japan's annual CEATEC is often the black sheep of the global tech show circuit. While CES in Vegas throws up new TVs, laptops, tablets and the occasional phone to pore over, and IFA in Germany does the same in the middle of the year, CEATEC doesn't...

You can now tweet money to friends, if you live in France

Starting tomorrow, any French resident with a bank account and Twitter handle will be able to transfer money simply by tweeting it. The new service, dubbed S-money, was launched last month by French mega-bank BPCE and Twitter. It differs from...

Sony's Crackle takes aim at Netflix with a 'Joe Dirt' sequel

Netflix may soon be adding four new Adam Sandler flicks to its coffers, but that doesn't mean it's got a monopoly on the ol' Waterboy's creative endeavors. Variety reports that Sandler's producing a sequel for the one and only Joe Dirt exclusively...

Dropbox bug wipes some users' files from the cloud

Cautious types will frequently tell you not to rely on cloud storage as your only backup, and a handful of internet denizens have just learned this the hard way. Dropbox has confirmed that a bug in some older versions of its desktop apps deleted the...

Snake robot climbs sand dunes by mimicking sidewinders' slithering

Snakes can pretty much slither anywhere they want, inspiring many (and we mean many) military and educational institutions to try and recreate them in robotic form. Carnegie Mellon University, in particular, has been developing a robotic snake for...

PlayStation 4's video editing app has a few new clip-splicing tools

Have you or someone you know actually used the PlayStation 4's SHAREFactory app to make fancy-looking highlight reels of gaming exploits? We ask because despite is being out for awhile now, unlike photo-mode images, we still haven't run across any...

How would you change Acer's Aspire R7?

Head into the basement and dust off that Jerry Goldsmith CD, because this week, How Would You Change is looking at Acer's Aspire R7. With a hinged display, the laptop hybrid could fold down to a tablet, or be used with the screen essentially floating...

The iTunes Store is about to get a flatter look

Apple has flattened the design of just about every interface it makes, but the iTunes Store has remained largely impervious to those changes -- reflections, drop shadows and extruded buttons abound. All that is likely to change soon, however....

Microsoft app gives you more control over the Surface Pro 3's pen

The Surface Pro 3's pen is arguably a defining feature, but you haven't had official control over it so far. As of now, though, you finally get some say over the stylus' behavior. Microsoft has posted a Surface Hub app that lets you customize both...

Sound Off! Share your favorite messaging apps

There's definitely no shortage of messaging apps around. With services like Google Hangouts, Facebook Messages, iMessage, Path Talk, Snapchat, Whatsapp and countless others, it's a pretty overwhelming task to figure out the best way to contact your...

Soldiers will soon steer iRobot's machines with an Android tablet

While iRobot's most famous for creating the Roomba, the robotic vacuum is far from being its only product: the company actually supplies defense, reconnaissance and first response machines to authorities, as well. In an effort to make these robots a...

The first trailer for PlayStation's 'Powers' series doesn't hold anything back

If you were worried that Sony's transformation of Powers into a PlayStation Network show would lose the comics' grittiness, you can (probably) relax. The first trailer for the original series is now available, and it's pretty clear that the...

Keeping your digital life safe in the age of surveillance

Like it or not, people are after your data. Whether it's for advertising, national security or other nefarious purposes, you're leaving a trail of digital breadcrumbs for anyone to follow. But there's a growing arsenal of affordable tools to help...

Inhabitat's Week in Green: Tesla D, 'Quake Column' and disaster-proof earth homes

Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. We may take them for granted, but blue LEDs were difficult to develop -- it took 27 years to create the...

'Destiny' racks up an average of 3.2 million players per day

Whether or not you believe that Destiny lives up to all the hype, there's no doubt that it has a lot of gamers hooked. Bungie has revealed that the hybrid of shooter and online role-playing game is managing an average of 3.2 million players per day...

AllCast media streaming inches closer to iOS release with a beta test

Apparently the vague "slowly but surely" AllCast's Koushik Dutta teased not too long ago was referring to a beta test on iOS -- not the final app. Taking to Google+ once again, the developer has posted a beta sign-up form for the media streaming...

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