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Inside the Gross, Predatory World of "Sexy Teen" Instagram Accounts

19 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Not feeling acutely queasy at the relentless perversion of our great big world yet today? Here ya go: Instagram accounts devoted to showcasing photos of "sexy teens" are becoming commenting hotbeds for swapping kiddie porn. Read mor...

Use Google Translate to Transform Foreign Signs Before Your Eyes

19 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The best way to get along in a foreign country is to know the local lingo. But if you don't, your smartphone can help you cheat your way through. The instant picture translation feature rolled into Google Translate last month is only a tap away, though you shouldn't take everything it says at face value. Read more...

Multi-deal Monday: Big Kindle, big TV, big bands and more

So many deals, I couldn't pick just one. For starters, a whopping 100-song jukebox collection for $2.59....

Xiaomi Mi Note: The First Chinese Smartphone You'll Actually Want

You’ve probably never heard of the Xiaomi Mi Note. You can’t buy one in the US or in Australia. You should read this story anyhow. It’s about a smartphone — a really good smartphone — but it’s also about the future of personal electronics. You care about the future, no? More »      

Google's future campuses are as flexible as its technology

20 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Hey, Apple and NVIDIA: you aren't going to be the only Silicon Valley giants with outlandish office space. Google has revealed a proposed redesign of its Mountain View campuses (specifically, four sites) that not only doesn't resemble a traditional w...

Lenovo strips some of the unwanted software from its PCs

20 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Lenovo said it was rethinking its approach to pre-loaded software on PCs in the wake of the Superfish security fiasco, and it's now clear that the computer maker wasn't kidding around. It's promising that its home PC software bundles going forward wi...

BioShock shakes hands with Stepford in 'We Happy Few'

20 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Smile for the camera -- and for the TV, and during the walk to the store, and while you're sitting in the living room, in the dark, all alone. Smile, because if you don't, they will come for you. That's the story behind the first trailer for We Happy...

Deconstructing the method to Nintendo's madness

20 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

It's easy to hate on Nintendo. With the Wii U, the company played right into negative consumer expectations by releasing a product derided for its kid-friendly appeal, Fisher-Price toy-like looks, less-than-bleeding-edge silicon, confusing branding a...

Smart liquor bottles can keep tabs on your bourbon collection

20 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

A close friend of mine returned home from vacation to discover his house sitter -- his brother-in-law -- had downed an entire bottle Pappy Van Winkle 20 year bourbon. A tragedy, really. However, if an alcohol tech duo in Europe has its way, keeping t...

Masquerada's gay characters are defined by humanity, not sexuality

20 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

In Masquerada: Songs and Shadows, the city of Ombre resembles a fantastical, medieval Venice: elegant stone towers are lined with heavy wood furniture and the people dress in lush fabrics, wielding swords and spears. But Ombre is not Venice; it's an...

'Star Trek' star Leonard Nimoy passes away at 83

20 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

The Star Trek and sci-fi world at large suffered a great loss today, as Leonard Nimoy has passed away at the age of 83. Best known for his role as human/alien Spock in the TV and movie series, he had been hospitalized two days ago for chest pains. Hi...

Swatch Touch Zero One tracks your beach volleyball skills

20 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Swatch's first foray into the fitness-tracking business is the Touch Zero One, a touchscreen watch built with beach volleyball in mind. This is an upgrade to the barely readable Swatch Touch, introducing features that track the ferocity of your spike...

Aereo gets only $2 million from selling assets to TiVo and other companies

20 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Aereo was expecting to sell its assets for at least $4 million (and up to $31 million) at a bankruptcy auction, following its loss in a protracted legal battle against broadcasters. Sadly, luck wasn't on its side yet again: the company has managed to...

EE kicks off 400 Mbps 4G trials at Wembley Stadium

20 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

EE was the first 4G network operator in the UK, and it's now hell-bent on staying the fastest. After launching its LTE-A network (aka 4G+) in central London last October, it's trialling new spectrum configurations that could boost speeds even further...

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