Tom Farmer

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Windows QuickStart Kit gives Mac developers a $25 testbed for IE and Windows 8

Microsoft knows that many Mac-based developers still have to test in a Windows environment, whether it's to check web rendering in Internet Explorer 10 or to port an iOS or Mac app to competing environments. The firm doesn't want anyone hemming and hawing over how they cross that digital divide, so …

EE launches free 4G WiFi service in (some) London black cabs

So, previous taxi WiFi solutions were too slow, or you weren't underground. What's a smartphone-tethered Londoner on the hunt for WiFi supposed to do? The current answer is to flag down one of London's 40 4GEE taxis, all of which will be loaded with WiFi router connected to EE, the UK's only LTE …

A new iPhone may be on track to arrive this summer

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Apple(s AAPL) is reportedly planning to start production on the next generation of the iPhone sometime in the second quarter …

Hacker turns Kindle Paperwhite into wireless Raspberry Pi terminal

The Raspberry Pi is all about low-cost computing, which makes this particular hack quite fitting, as it allows you to make a terminal for your lil' Linux machine out of something you may already have at home: a Kindle Paperwhite. Displeased with the glare from his laptop's screen on a sunny day, …

When will Apple kill the iPod?

Physical music formats were so 20th century, so we put our music on computers. But even that was too much of a burden, so music is going up, up, and away, into the cloud and streaming. The iPod Classic is firmly rooted to the ground, and I like it that way.<p>I can live without Siri, iCloud, a camera, …

Endangered Species

Spring 2013 iOS and OS X conference schedule

The spring iOS and OS X developer and designer conference season is in full swing and this year more than ever the schedule looks jam packed with …

OS X

A 4K Apple TV: Does anyone still care?

Normally, you'd think a rumor that never comes true, despite being circulated continuously for years, would shrivel up and die. Such is not the case with the legend of a fabled Apple TV set, which later became an Apple HDTVset, and now apparently is an Apple 4K screen, according to the latest …

Smart TV

NASA JPL controls rover with Leap Motion, shows faith in consumer hardware (video)

If you think using the Leap Motion controller for playing air guitar and typing without a keyboard was cool, try using it to control a NASA rover. Victor Luo and Jeff Norris from NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab got on stage at the Game Developers Conference here in San Francisco to do just that with the …

BBC Twitter accounts hijacked by 'Syrian Electronic Army'

Several BBC Twitter accounts were hacked today, seemingly taken over by a group calling itself the 'Syrian Electronic Army'.<p>Control of the Weather, …

Find the perfect phone for you with our amazing buying guide

Hi there! Happy Friday to you. If you're thinking about popping to your local phone shop this weekend for a gander at the latest in mobile …

UK teen's Summly app bought for 'millions', pulled from Store

Summly, the iPhone app that uses carefully crafted algorithms to mush lengthy online articles into just a few paragraphs, has been bought by Yahoo in …

First Google Glass wearers to be invited over next few days

The first Google Glass high-tech specs are about to start appearing on competition-winning faces. In an official blog post, the big G reveals that …

4G now covers half UK population as EE hits 50th town

4G now covers half the UK population as EE's super-fast Internet connection arrives in thirteen more towns, taking the total to fifty.<p>4G EE hits the …

Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung's Galaxy S3 was one of the most popular phones of last year, rivalled only by the iPhone. It played a huge role in unseating Apple's …

Apple to release its own gaming controller, sources say

Ring the bell, it's another Apple rumour, though this one is a little different to most. The Cupertino company is said to be launching its very own …

The Daily Roundup for 03.29.2013

<i>You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on</i> …

Google Wants to Send Live People to Your House to Bring You Stuff

Google today called for San Francisco Bay Area residents to sign up for six months of free, unlimited same-day delivery of purchases from national …

Demand Surges for Supercomputers

Demand is suddenly surging for the largest scientific computers, driven by technology changes seen in two powerful systems unveiled this week.<p>The …

Does Anyone Actually Want a “Facebook Phone”?

Something Facebook mobile this way comes.<p>And depending on what you read, it’s a little different here and there. A proper Facebook phone. Or not a …

Fantastic flash memory combines graphene and molybdenite

Swiss scientists have combined two materials with advantageous electronic properties—graphene and molybdenite—into a flash memory prototype that is …

Q&A With the 17-Year-Old Who Sold an App to Yahoo for $30 Million

Nick D’Aloisio took a big risk at the end of 2011 when he stopped attending high school regularly to focus on developing a mobile news app powered by …

Top 7 products that should still exist

Last week, Panasonic announced that it was considering cutting its plasma production after next year; this is especially troubling, as its 2013 lineup looks like the company's best yet.<p>Panasonic TVs like the<p>ZT60andVT60could (finally) give our reference TV the Pioneer Kuro a run for its money, and …

Conspiracies

U.S. judge demands Apple reveal HTC settlement to Samsung - appPicker

A U.S. Judge demanded that Apple disclose their 10-year patent license agreement with smartphone manufacturer HTC to Samsung, their main legal rival …

GadgetellSolutions Media

18Apr/18<p>As the owner of a retail business, you’ve probably dreamed about getting some extra help. Advertising a retail job for your store(s) can …

In your face, Facebook style

Full disclosure: I'm a cranky guy when it comes to having advertisements shoved in my face.

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How do I contact Amazon?

The Amazon website doesn't make its phone number very obvious, but Rick Maybury can help<p>Amazon seems to be incommunicado and I find there is no way of contacting them. I have been trying to order a DVD for over a week but the website will not accept my password. I had a similar problem some time …

Welcome to the golden age of enterprise IT — and get used to it: It’ll be here for a while

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: f9photos / Shutterstock<p>In case you didn’t notice, it’s the golden age of enterprise startups. And some investors …