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Mailbox for Mac begins rolling out in beta to a handful of lucky testers

The transition from mobile to desktop seems like a natural evolution for Mailbox, which began as a clever time-saving email app for iOS. Four months ago, the Dropbox-owned venture excited fans by announcing that it would soon have an option on Mac as...

Omate's next smartwatch is all about fashion without the premium

As Omate's TrueSmart cellular watch approaches its first anniversary, the startup decided to let its previous Kickstarter backers in on its next project. According to the teaser update, September 1st will see the launch of a fashion-oriented wearable...

Broadband is more important to Americans than cable

In the same way that WhatsApp has caused the number of text messages to fall, it looks as if cable is now less important than broadband in American homes. For the first time, the number of households that pay for a high speed internet connection has...

Microsoft optimizes OneNote for Android tablets, adds handwriting support

Microsoft's OneNote has long been available for Android (among many other platforms), but this latest update makes it easier to use specifically on tablets. The note-taking app now comes with handwriting support that takes advantage of the devices'...

Engadget giveaway: win a Canon EOS Rebel T5 and more, courtesy of NeroTrigger!

Whether you want to get serious about high-speed photography or just spice up your Instagram feed, tools like NeroTrigger can help you on your way. The device can trigger a camera based on outside events like light, sound or movement (if paired with...

RunKeeper will now bribe you to beat your best

You tell yourself you're gonna go running. You might even have an app that gently prods you to get your lazy keister up off the couch. But let's be honest, the most effective motivator is the good ol' fashioned bribe. That's why RunKeeper is teaming...

Meet the HTC One M8's Windows Phone twin brother

The above picture isn't Photoshopped -- what you're seeing really is the HTC One M8 with Windows Phone, and it's available today as a Verizon exclusive. Thanks to Microsoft's latest update, it's now possible to put the third-place smartphone OS on...

HTC's One M8 now comes with a Windows Phone option

In case you've wondered what a flagship Android phone would look like if it ran Windows Phone, it looks like you'll get your chance to find out. This morning, HTC officially announced that the One M8 is getting a twin brother, complete with...

Uber's Corner Store delivery service takes aim at Amazon in Washington, DC

Uber leveraged couriers in NYC to deliver goods a few months back, and now it's offering drop-offs of convenience items to folks in certain areas of Washington, DC. The company's Corner Store "experiment" uses its drivers to take over 100 items --...

Project Tango tablet teardown reveals its custom 3D mapping gear

If you've been wondering just what parts let Google's Project Tango tablet work its 3D mapping magic, iFixit is more than happy to show you. The DIY repair outlet has torn down the experimental Android slate to reveal a truly unique sensor array....

ASUS teases smartwatch for September 3rd event

If we're honest, it's reasonable to assume that ASUS will announce a smartwatch on September 3rd. After all, if the rumors saying that the company's working on an Android Wear device aren't enough, then the pretty obvious teaser image should be....

Scottish Power is the latest energy provider to offer its own smart thermostat

Not to be outdone by British Gas and nPower, Scottish Power has become the latest energy supplier to jump aboard the smart thermostat bandwagon. While its rivals are either pushing their own controls or have teamed up companies like Nest to help...

Now you only have to barely move your hand to control your smart glasses

One main obstacle to making smart glasses mainstream is their awkward control methods, but that may change courtesy of Thalmic Labs, the maker of the $149 Myo muscle-sensing armband due in this fall. With the help of several enterprise partners, the...

Roku-powered TVs now let you skip the set-top box

With scads of set-top boxes and sticks on the market, you could just choose a basic TV and play the field. But if you like Roku enough to shack-up, HDTVs from TCL and Hisense powered by the Roku OS are finally available. You can access the usual...

Nabi's Big Tabs are kid-friendly Android tablets the size of computer monitors

The term "big" seems like a bit of an understatement when it comes to the Big Tab HD, a new lineup of tablets that are no smaller than 20 inches. Produced by Fuhu, these massive slates are essentially a larger version of the company's DreamTab...

Competition coaxes computers into seeing our world more clearly

As surely as the seasons turn and the sun races across the sky, the Large Scale Visual Recognition Competition (or ILSVRC2014, for those in the know) came to a close this week. That might not mean much to you, but it does mean some potentially big...

Flying drone arranges rendezvous with ground bot, lands on it

Fictional super robots like Megazord, Voltron and Voltes V can assemble themselves, because their smaller components can coordinate with each other while docking. That's the idea behind this new study, which has successfully found a way for an...

Firefox nightlies for Android now support Chromecast

Looks like you won't have to wait for Mozilla's streaming dongle to stream from Firefox: the browser's nightly Android build now supports Chromecast natively. Mozilla's Lucas Rocha casually mentioned the new feature on his Google+ page and, sure...

You can now browse Reddit from your Xbox One

The internet's front page is coming to an Xbox One near you. ReddX is what Microsoft is calling the first ever Reddit app for TVs and it'll allow you to browse through r/gaming or the rest of the site while you're, you know, playing games, and it's...

Handling HTC's Butterfly 2: the flagship phone you might never see

HTC has its metallic-hewn, well-received One smartphone series. Oh, and its cheaper Desire collection, which has also hit a creative groove of late. But then there's the company's Butterfly phones: high-spec Android devices that rarely make it out of...

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