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New Study Shows 35% of Women Want a New Computer to Unleash Creativity

Breaking news! Women, lots of women, want new and better devices that they can do more with. I’ll let you collect your jaws from the ground. Intel did their own survey about the persistence of old, decrepit tech (so, anything more than...Show More Summary

A 3D-Printed Ultrasound Cast That Looks Awesome and Heals You Faster

6 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Old-fashioned casts are nasty, a festering stinksleeves that you wear like a medieval torture device for what seems like forever. 3D-printed casts take care of the smell and itch issues, and now Deniz Karasahin has designed the next step: a custom cast with an ultrasound device to speed up bone healing. Read more...

New Samsung transparent displays blur the line between virtual reality and the real world

Although Samsung often gets tagged as a copycat in the realm of smartphones, the company really does produce some remarkable innovations, particularly in the realm of displays. Patent Shot has spotted a recently filed Samsung patentShow More Summary

I Wouldn't Be Here Without the 1982 World's Fair

6 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

On a recent trip home to Knoxville, Tennessee, I had a flashback. Not an acid flashback (I don't think). We were weaving through the hilly streets of downtown in the shadow of the Sunsphere, a discoball of a monument built for the 1982 World's Fair, and suddenly I was there in the crowd, staring at the future. Read more...

Deepsea Minerals Are Coming Soon To A Cell Phone Near You

7 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Rocks mined from the seafloor have been confirmed as a viable source for rare earth metals, and thus a tiny piece of the ocean might soon find its way into a cell phone or computer chipboard near you. The finding, published in the April...Show More Summary

Tablets are killing consoles in the video streaming market

There’s a major fight brewing in the rapidly growing video streaming market over which device consumers use the most to watch their favorite online content. Game consoles, PC’s and connected devices linked to television sets have all...Show More Summary

Facebook Nearby Friends Feature: Get Ready for Some Stalking!

Facebook is a powerful tool when it comes to connecting with people that you’ve met, as well as being arguably the most important social networking site on the planet. This can be both good and bad,…

Sony Xperia Z2 review: a big, powerful slab of a phone

7 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

It's been nearly three years since I reviewed the Xperia Neo, manufactured by what was then Sony Ericsson. The Neo represented just the second generation of Xperia phones running on Android, from a period when Sony was finding its feet in the world...

This Bionic Ankle Walks Like It's Alive

7 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The human lower leg is a marvel of biological engineering—it lets you have a long, strong stride while minimizing exertion and joint strain. But conventional spring and hydraulically-driven prosthesis worn by amputees offer no such benefit and can cause osteoarthritis-inducing skeletal strains. The BiOM T2 system aims to rectify that. Read more...

Research shows it’s ‘blind luck’ that asteroids haven’t destroyed a major city yet

Well, here’s something happy to think about as you head into the weekend. Phys.org brings us word that three former NASA astronauts are going to present new research next week showing that there have been 26 asteroid crashes since 2001...Show More Summary

The Engadget Podcast is live at 12PM ET!

7 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

After last week's Very Special Episode, we've grabbed a Hair of the Dog (or two...or three), a bit of rest, and we're back for a regular ol' episode of The Engadget Podcast. We're discussing a triplet of topics that are assuredly close to your heart...

Elite soldiers will soon ride into battle on stealthy hybrid motorcycles

7 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

The US' special forces units frequently can't rely on conventional ground transportation for their covert ops -- a loud engine is guaranteed to blow their cover. To tackle this problem, DARPA has just awarded Logos Technologies a contract to build a...

Samsung's "Free and Ad-Free" Music Service Will Actually Cost $4 Monthly

7 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Last month, Samsung introduced a Milk Music, a beautiful streaming radio service that it said would come free and ad-free with your new Samsung Galaxy phone. So it wasn't just slick—it offered you a cheaper better option to competitors like Spotify and Pandora. Awesome! Except it's not going to be free and ad-free at all. Read more...

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures the birth of a new Saturnian moon

7 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken Apr. 15 hint at the formation of a new Saturnian moon. The icy object, believed to be only half a mile in diameter, recently formed in Saturn's outer rings and has been given the provisional...Show More Summary

Smarcos project aims to make internet-connected devices smarter

7 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The Smart Composite Human-Computer Interfaces (Smarcos) project is developing a system that will allow the rising number of internet-connected devices to observe and predict consumers' actions in real time, so they can intelligentlyShow More Summary

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