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Rumor: Amazon May Be Getting Into The Console Business

Another tech giant may be getting into the games business. Sources are telling Game Informer that online retailer and gadget maker Amazon is prepping an android-based console for release in 2013, likely before Black Friday. When contacted for comment by Forbes, an Amazon rep said that it did not …

Trojan targets Linux desktop users, steals web banking info

Malware certainly exists for Linux, but it's more frequently targeted at servers than everyday PCs. Unfortunately, regular users now have more reason to worry: a rare instance of a Linux desktop trojan, Hand of Thief, has surfaced in the wild. The code swipes banking logins and other web sign-in …

Google Gives Chrome Web Lab Experiments to GitHub

Google has turned to GitHub to take two of its most popular Chrome experiments to the Open Source development community.<p>If you recall last July, London’s Science Museum entered into a year-long collaboration with Google called Web Lab, a collaborative project featuring a range of interactive Chrome …

Tablet Tribulations: Asus Dumps Windows RT While NVIDIA Hopes For The Best

Asus may have a hand in producing Google’s refreshed Nexus 10 Android tablet, but recent remarks from the company’s chief executive reveal that the Taiwanese company is turning up its nose at the prospect of making another Windows RT-powered tablet entirely.<p>“It’s not only our opinion,” CEO Jerry …

CheapCast is an emulator that turns any Android device into a Chromecast (sort of)

The Chromecast is very cheap, even without the three months of free Netflix that Google gave away in the first day of availability. But for some, it may still be too expensive, while many others simply can’t get hold of the device due to the limited availability of the device.<p>For those who want to …

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Twisted magnetic atoms could lead to hard drives that store 20 times more data

Within your computer’s hard drive, there is a spinning disk coated in a thin-film of magnetic material. This film is where all the data reading and …

Rocket scientist tells hackers to take big risks

LAS VEGAS -- What's the difference between building a successful computer security company and going to Mars?<p>If you ask Brian Muirhead, who has been instrumental in building and landing Mars rovers for NASA, there's not much difference at all.<p>Muirhead shared the lessons he's learned about team …

Amazon, YouTube Get Their Own First Emmys (But Not For Shows)

With all the buzz surrounding Netflix’s Emmy nominations, Amazon and YouTube are angling to grab a little bit of the spotlight for themselves, too. Both have now also picked up Emmy awards from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, though unlike Netflix’s some 14 nominations, these …

No Need to Pay for TV if Mom and Dad Are Picking Up the Bill

Pay TV subscriptions are flat. Maybe even down. And if you’re reading this blog, then odds are you think that’s because of cord-cutters and …

Pay-TV

OUYA founder and CEO Julie Uhrman on the Motorola StarTAC and fitness gadget dependency

<i>Every week, a new and interesting human being tackles our decidedly geeky take on the Proustian Q&A. This is the Engadget Questionnaire.</i><p>In this freshly transcribed edition of our regular smattering of queries, OUYA founder and CEO Julie Uhrman addresses click reduction and quantifying inactivity. …

Microsoft Files Patent For Multiplayer Gaming Headset That Could Rival The Oculus Rift

Microsoft has filed a patent application for a multiplayer gaming headset, which may include voice interaction, eye-tracking, facial recognition technology, and a number of accelerometers and gyroscopes to track the head movement of the wearer.<p>Presuming that the patent application isn’t a defensive …

With An Astounding $6 Billion Valuation, ServiceNow Has Become 'The Next Salesforce.com'

In June 2012, with an opening share price of $18, the company had a jaw-dropping valuation of over $2 billion. (It was originally priced at $17 the night before the IPO.)<p>And it and hadn't even hit annual revenues of $100 million.<p>Fast forward to this week: ServiceNow's shares are trading at about …

Marvell co-founder Weili Dai: Chromecast is a game changer

Marvell’s (S MRVL) co-founder and president Weili Dai has been talking about the connected lifestyle for some time. Now, there’s finally a device …

Roku survey hints at YouTube channel, but Roku says it’s not quite there yet

Roku sent out an interesting survey to some of its users this week, asking them what kind of content they watch on YouTube and how often they use the …

Unikey’s Kevo Smart Lock Uses Bluetooth 4.0 To Let You Unlock Your Door By Touching It

NFC-powered door locks are already a thing, allowing owners of compatible smartphones (or NFC rings) to get into their houses with a tap of their gadgets. But NFC is not the only transfer tech capable of powering a smart lock (plus, if you have to dig your NFC phone out of your bag, that’s not …

Lenovo IdeaTab S2110 review: a competent Transformer competitor running Android 4.0

It's taken nearly half a year for Lenovo's transforming IdeaTab S2110 to go from CES reveal to retail shelves and it's arrived barely unchanged. But despite the initial fanfare, the company chose to slip this slate into the marketplace quietly, ahead even of its official launch at IFA. In that …

Engadget's smartphone buyer's guide: spring 2013 edition

Stepping into a carrier's store can be like a visit to the candy shop for the gadget junkie, but once playtime is over and it's time to choose just one, the decision can get a bit overwhelming. You'll find Android phones that range in size from tiny to massive, Windows Phone handsets that cover the …

Apex Launcher 2.0 hits Google Play, puts notifications on app icons (Updated)

Apex can honestly claim to be one of the more popular launchers on Android, with over a million installs and 44,000 ratings over at Google Play. The stock-like skin has just been updated to version 2.0, with the biggest addition being support for Apex Notifier. This feature enables better control …

Samsung Galaxy S 4 with Exynos Octa-core: what's different?

Samsung's latest flagship, the Galaxy S 4, comes in two distinct flavors -- and they're both good. One uses the much-hyped Exynos Octa-core chip, while its identical twin takes advantage of the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600. In either case, the availability depends on where you live: the …

Google Play Music All Access: Android / US-only rollout is just the start

Nearly two years ago to the day, Google introduced Music Beta at I/O 2011. But in reality, it was little more than a gigantic cloud to store 20,000 of your favorite tracks. Despite a plethora of rumors that the search giant would beat Spotify to the punch by launching a subscription-based music …

Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy S 4 running stock Android 4.2

Despite being officially unveiled at Google I/O, the stock Android version of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 has remained the unicorn of the show, seldom seen by anyone not closely associated with the company's top brass. We ran into Android VP Hugo Barra at the show, who was happy to give us a few brief …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini review: small in size, but not worth the mega price

Despite how the saying goes, bigger isn't always better -- and that's especially true in the mobile industry, where companies have produced smartphones with larger and larger screens. While that does seem to be the latest trend, a few manufacturers haven't forgotten that there are a ton of …