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The FBI faked a news website to catch a bomb threat suspect

The DEA isn't the only US law enforcement agency using impersonation on the web to catch suspects, it seems. The American Civil Liberties Union's Christopher Soghoian has noticed documents showing that the FBI created a fake, spyware-laden version of...

Whisper CEO denies Guardian allegations that it tracks users locations

While on stage at the WSJD Live conference, Whisper CEO Michael Heyward defended his company against the Guardian's recent allegations that the anonymous sharing app stores and tracks its users locations. He told Wall Street Journal reporter Evelyn...

Apple explains its busted iOS 8.0.1 update

Sure, Apple's already fixed that buggy iOS 8.0.1 update that disconnected devices from their networks and just pretty much broke iPhones for a while. It's even been a month since then, but you still can't let it go until you get an explanation, huh?...

Engadget Daily: Verizon's Droid Turbo, YouTube's music subscription service and more!

What has a whopping battery, metallized glass-fiber backside and beautifully crisp Quad HD display? Verizon's Droid Turbo, that's what. Want more? Of course you do -- read on for all our news highlights from the last 24 hours, including YouTube's...

Verizon's changes to mobile web traffic limit your privacy

Do you work hard to maintain privacy on your smartphone through tools like Do Not Track? If you're on Verizon, your efforts might not be doing much good. Researchers have discovered that the carrier has been modifying some of its cellular web traffic...

Playdate: We're livestreaming 'Sunset Overdrive' on Xbox One!

We've been singing Sunset Overdrive's praises for awhile now and it's finally time that the rest of the world gets a chance to play it. The Xbox One exclusive isn't just a killer game, but it's one of the stand-out releases in this year's crowded...

Unmanned Orbital Sciences Antares rocket explodes on liftoff

The Orbital Sciences Antares rocket attempted to launch this evening, but it has exploded on the launch pad. In a tweet, Orbital Sciences confirmed a "vehicle anomaly", and NASA says the company is evaluating the mission There was no crew on board,...

Hulu adds old episodes from Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and more

If you're like me, you regularly enjoy catching up on favorites from Comedy Central via Hulu. But what about the older stuff? Well, after extending its partnership with Viacom, the streaming service is adding a lot more content for your viewing...

YouTube wants Android apps to use its live-streaming tool

It may seem as if YouTube Live is still a work in progress for Google, and in many ways that continues to be the case. That's far from being a bad thing, though. Over the course of the past couple of years, YouTube's live-streaming feature has become...

There will be a lot of Marvel and DC Comics movies in the next few years

Earlier this month, Warner Bros. announced its roadmap for DC Comics movies through 2020, and today, Marvel Studios revealed its plans as well. Basically, if you're into superhero/comic book movies, you're set for the next seven years. Need a quick...

Mobile is pushing Facebook to even greater heights

...And Facebook's march towards utter market dominance continues unabated. While Twitter enjoys plenty of success, and we're sure someone out there still uses Google+, there's no denying that the king of the social networking hill is Facebook. And...

Synthesizer transforms weather into live streamed ambient tunes

What if you could use a locale's current weather conditions to make ambient music? Well, that's precisely what New Orleans-based artist Quintron did. The Weather Warlock is an analog synthesizer that gets its input signals from variations outside,...

Google is tackling cancer diagnosis next, with magnetic nanoparticles

Google X is always looking for the next moonshot. The semi-secretive lab where the company has tested everything from self-driving cars, to internet broadcasting balloons has had a real fixation on health and longevity recently. The latest project...

The VR documentary made for the Oculus Rift is here

Want a surreal experience? Try watching a documentary about virtual reality on the device it's meant to cover. As promised, Condition One has released Zero Point, an investigation of the virtues and vices of VR that you can only watch on an Oculus...

Taco Bell's new app makes it easy for you to order on the go

Earlier today, Taco Bell's site and social networks went completely dark, making some curios people wonder what the fast food chain had up its sleeve. This time, however, it wasn't a Doritos-infused taco or a fresh breakfast menu of sorts. Instead,...

Hugo Barra discusses Xiaomi's popularity, its Apple rivalry and the future

Hugo Barra, former Googler and current VP of International for Xiaomi, went on stage at the WSJD Live conference in Laguna Beach, California to not only explain the company's popularity, but also to combat accusations of design theft from Apple's...

FTC sues AT&T over 'deceptive' mobile data throttling

If you felt that AT&T pulled a fast one by promising you unlimited mobile data only to throttle your service later on, you're not alone. The Federal Trade Commission has just sued the carrier for misleading grandfathered customers about the changes;...

Amped Wireless gets into the touchscreen wireless hardware game

Amped Wireless, as you know, is the plucky outfit that builds WiFi routers designed to cover huge spaces with internet. This time out, however, the company has decided to develop a range extender that, like a few others in its class, comes with a...

Google Fit for Android is ready to compile all of your fitness stats

We first heard about Mountain View's activity-tracking plans back at I/O, and now the Android faithful and get their hands on the goods. The Google Fit app, the company's answer to Apple Health, is now available for download, compiling all of those...

Microsoft will borrow Mac-like trackpad gestures for Windows 10

Those of us who try to bring the handy two- and three-finger trackpad gestures from a MacBook over to a PC laptop are usually treated to digitus interruptus. But during TechEd, Microsoft's Joe Belfiore said that Windows 10 will have new three finger...

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