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Tech Hacks to Stay Connected to Your Long-Distance Love

When work or family needs put significant distance between you and your partner for extended periods, it can put serious strain your relationship. …

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This Soundproof Cardboard Shed Lets You Scream in Peace

Heaven is a place where you can come home, shut the door, take your shoes off, and just start yelling at everything. The TV set, the plants, the …

Blackbeard's Wrath DLC for Assassin's Creed 4 arrives Dec. 10

<i>Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag</i> players will have three new characters to choose from in the game's multiplayer mode when the game's "Blackbeard's Wrath" add-on launches tomorrow, publisher Ubisoft announced today.<p>"Blackbeard's Wrath" adds Blackbeard, The Jaguar and The Orchid to <i>Black Flag</i>'s roster …

Meet SR-72, The Most Astonishing Airplane You’ll Ever See

If you’re anything of an aircraft enthusiast you’ll know all about the SR-71 spy plane–it really was the most ridiculously advanced piece of flying technology, a legend in its own lifetime. If you’re not an aircraft enthusiast, then read on because you’ll still be impressed. Now is the moment to …

This $100 Beard Trimmer Projects Lasers Onto Your Face

Here's a trick to see if you've trimmed your sideburns to equal lengths without swiveling your head back and forth while looking in the mirror: Put …

Have a Chromecast? And HBO GO? Well, Do a Happy Dance

Google's Chromecast dongle just got another streaming service. Hold on to your dragons: HBO GO support is available starting today.<p>The …

11 Great Gifts for the Phone Nerd in Your Life | WIRED

Some people just never put their phones down. They text, tweet, browse, Facebook, Snapchat. And so, so much fragging. No matter what phone your loved …

16 Rad Retro Gaming Accessories for Your Home or Office [PICS]

If you yearn for the good old days of pixelated gameplay, then you're going to love the 16 excellent accessories we've found that celebrate all …

Jane Jensen's Moebius' trailer is sharp with dialogue and intrigue

The latest story trailer for <i>Moebius</i>, Jane Jensen's third-person mystery adventure game, highlights the dapper personality of the game's main character, dialogue and hints at the dangerous conspiracy the hero becomes embroiled in.<p>The game centers on protagonist Malachi Rector, antiques specialist, …

America falls a dismal 31st on ranking of consumer download speeds (report)

30 countries have faster Internet than America, at least according to the most recent update from Speedtest.net.<p>Speedtest.net compares and ranks consumer download speeds around the globe, calculating the rolling mean in Mbps. It updated its list this week, and found the U.S. falls far short of …

Engadget's laptop buyer's guide: fall 2013 edition

We're not sure how many of you will be lucky enough to receive a spanking new notebook for the holidays, but just in case you've got one on your list (or are shopping for someone else), we've got a newly updated laptop buyer's guide full of suggestions. Whether it's a convertible Ultrabook you're …

Sony Customers Report Receiving Bricked PlayStation 4 Consoles

Update: Sony has issued a troubleshooting guide for the issue outlined below.<p>The PlayStation 4 officially launched yesterday, but Sony has a problem on their hands. Customers are pouring into the company support forum as well as Amazon to report that their consoles were dead out of the box, with …

Great: Cancer-Causing Compound From Cigarettes Found in Fried Foods

More bad news from the FDA. Turns out frying, baking or roasting certain foods causes the formation of acrylamide, a carcinogen found in cigarette …

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The 10 Companies Paying Americans The Least: 24/7 Wall Street

24/7 Wall Street: This summer, thousands of fast-food workers in the United States went on strike in cities across the country, demanding their wages be increased to $15 an hour and the ability to unionize. To no one’s surprise, they didn’t get it. As of 2012, an estimated 4.7% of hourly workers …

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Edward Snowden's father says FBI asked him to fly to Moscow

The father of the whistleblower Edward Snowden has said the FBI tried to persuade him to fly to Moscow so that he could encourage his son to return to the United States.<p>"I said: 'I want to be able to speak with my son … Can you set up communications?' and it was 'Well, we are not sure,'" Lon …

Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security

US and British intelligence agencies have successfully cracked much of the online encryption relied upon by hundreds of millions of people to protect the privacy of their personal data, online transactions and emails, according to top-secret documents revealed by former contractor Edward …

Investors see legal marijuana as growth industry

It looks like any other business conference — lots of suits, name badges, a long line to the buffet — except that the 700 people who each paid $599 to be in this conference hall south of Seattle are in an industry unlike any other: marijuana.<p>The people at this meeting aren’t Cheech and Chong. …

How About A Coke? Warhol Painting Up For Grabs

On Tuesday, artist Andy Warhol's oversized and iconic <i>Coca-Cola (3)</i> will hit the auction block at Christie's, and to borrow an old slogan from the company, It's The Real Thing.<p>Warhol painted the 6-foot-tall black-and-white canvas in 1962 as part of a series of four Coke bottle paintings. According …

Nexus 12 tablet concept, more Nexus 8 rumors hit the web

While the Nexus 5 is the only new Nexus device that was launched by Google alongside Android 4.4 KitKat, new reports have detailed new alleged Nexus 8 sightings and a Nexus 12 tablet concept.<p>Meet the Nexus 12 dream<p>From the start, we’re going to tell you that this is a concept, imagined by an …

littleBits + KORG Synth Kit

New York-based littleBits has been making big waves in the design industry since their electronic modules-maker took over the MoMA Design Store. Instead of building talking puppets or electric toothbrushes, this time around the two-year-old startup is concentrating on breaking down barriers in the …

Type Your Own Animated Movie With This Crazy Software

Inside this playful screenwriting software may hide the future of filmmaking: You simply write what you want to see, and that vision plays on screen.<p>Here’s how Hollywood works today: Somebody writes a script. And especially if it’s an animated feature–a piece that will take hundreds of Pixar …

Sciencey Things

<b>José Andrés</b> has teamed with MIT mathematician <b>John Bush</b> to develop two little cocktail toys: an alcohol-filled "boat" that <b>propels itself on the surface of a cocktail</b>, and a flower-like water pipette that picks up the perfect drop from an alcoholic beverage. The boat — actually a molded piece of …

Samsung W2014 is world's first Snapdragon 800 flip phone, costs over $1,640

China Telecom's obsession with Samsung's luxury clamshells isn't dwindling any time soon. In fact, the two companies have just launched a new model, the SCH-W2014, at their annual "Heart Of The World" charity concert in Nanjing last night. While it shares a similar appearance with the W2013 and the …