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[UPDATED] Crunching The Numbers: Can Intel's Haswell Graphics Run Your Favorite Video Games?

I fired up Codemasters’ new racing game <i>GRID 2</i> this weekend, and the usual barrage of splash screens was preempted by Intel‘s iconic 4-note chime and the words “Intel HD Graphics” emblazoned on my screen. It’s clear that with their fourth-generation Core processors (code-named “Haswell,” the …

The 11 Most Fascinating Charts From Mary Meeker's Epic Slideshow of Internet Trends

Facebook is the only major social network in decline. Saudis share more online than anyone. You check your phone 150 times a day. And more.<p>Every year, Mary Meeker and the team from KPCB unleash upon the world the mother of all slideshows, which aims to sum up The State of the Internet. This year's …

Are you suffering from smartphone fatigue? (Poll)

So many models, so many options, so many carriers, so many changes, so many updates. Is it just enough already?<p>There are days when it's so challenging to be a technology writer, I can only imagine what it's like to be a technology consumer.<p>For example, and I'm just ballparking here, there are some …

Mobile

Intel may phase out the Atom brand to shed the specter of netbooks

Intel's new Haswell Core processors may currently be in the spotlight, but its well-worn Pentium and Celeron brands may also be getting a boost — at Atom's expense. According to a report from <i>CNET</i>, some versions of Intel's new Silvermont Atom processors, low-power ARM competitors destined for …

AppLift raises $13M for mobile-game marketing and monetization

AppLift, a fast-growing mobile-game marketing startup in Berlin has raised $13 million in funding from venture firm Prime Ventures.<p>The funding shows that rewards are big for companies that attack the largest problem of the mobile explosion: how to discover quality titles amid the sea of junk in the …

Before the MacBook, there was the 'WalkMac'

<i>CNET</i>'s David Carnoy has detailed a little-known part of Apple's past, the WalkMac, after his brother-in-law rediscovered a forgotten model in his basement. Officially sanctioned by Apple and launched in 1987, the system was built by Colby Systems and was the first portable computer to run Apple …

LG's 5-inch 'unbreakable' bendy plastic phone screen on show

LG has long been our go-to gadget maker for bonkers phones, with its see-through phones, ultra-wide phones, slo-mo phones and even an …

HTC To Double HTC One Production This Month

It looks like HTC may finally have a hit on their hands with their new HTC One smartphone, as the company intends to increase production of the HTC …

HTC One

The Ultimate 'Office' Blooper Video

The Scranton gang lives on in an epic gag reel<p><i>The Office</i> ended its nine-season run last night, and now its fans are wondering what they'll do without …

14-Year-Old Discovers iPad Smart Cover Magnets Can Shut Off Implanted Defibrillators

A fourteen-year-old has discovered that the tiny magnets inside the iPad can inadvertently shut off implanted defibrillators if the device is left on the chest, such as might happen if the user falls asleep with the iPad lying on them.<p>Apple builds magnets into every iPad it sells for use with its …

Shapeshifters: phones of the future could morph on demand

Download an app, transform your handset<p>Scientists in Europe have developed prototype devices that could drastically change the way we interact with our smartphones and tablets. The six working prototypes, known as "Morphees," are thin, electronic displays capable of automatically changing shape to …

3D printed 'bionic' ear combines cartilage with an antenna

A strange combination of tissue and electronics could help us repair — or someday even replace — human ears. Researchers led by Michael McAlpine, an assistant engineering professor at Princeton, have created a prototype artificial ear from an antenna and 3D printed cells. McAlpine has worked for …

'Proof' Jamestown settlers turned to cannibalism

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/974000/974902_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524684996_15cd176569eca3752a740e70bb0e16e3<p><b>Newly discovered human bones prove the first permanent English settlers in North America turned to cannibalism over the cruel winter of 1609-10, US</b> …

Archaeology

How To Download The Entire Google Fonts Catalog

Google’s massive collection of free and open-source fonts, Google Fonts, has grown in popularity since launching over two years ago. The quality of the typefaces available may vary greatly, but if you’re in search of new fonts, Google Fonts is still an excellent place to look.<p>Google has made the …

Facebook for Windows Phone 8 gets major redesign and new features in beta app

Microsoft is launching a new beta program for Windows Phone 8 that will allow Facebook users to get the latest app version to help test upcoming features. The new Facebook beta app, available in the Windows Phone Store, has undergone a fairly major redesign with some new features including support …

Latest Windows 8.1 build includes lock screen app alarms and IE11 developer improvements

Microsoft has been testing a variety of Windows 8.1 builds internally, and some of those software milestones have made their way onto the internet. The latest, build 9385, hasn't been leaked to file sharing sites, but screenshots are starting to emerge that reveal some additions to Windows 8.1. A …

Windows 8 Weather app updated with interactive maps and ski resort info

Microsoft has been updating all of its built-in Windows 8 apps recently, from Mail to Bing News, but one was missing: Bing Weather. This weekend the software maker started to push out an update for its Weather app in Windows 8. The update includes new weather maps and ski resorts tabs that provide …

OS X 10.9 will reportedly include tabbed browsing in Finder and iOS-style multitasking

If the last two years are anything to go by, Apple is not far from announcing the next version of its desktop operating system, OS X 10.9. A new rumor provides some details on what may included in 10.9, which is expected to be announced at WWDC this June. The new version will include an major …

Girl, 8, Stabbed to Death in Valley Springs, California Home - Suspect on Loose

Food addiction: could overeating be compulsive?

<b>Scientists are divided over whether or not addiction could be contributing to rising global obesity. Does food addiction really exist and - if it does - how can it be treated?</b><p>Getting a grip on addiction can be incredibly hard, as anyone who has ever tried to give up smoking, alcohol or even …

Mental Health

Ask Engadget: best WiFi router for super-fast Fiber?

We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, then here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is from Travis from Provo, who is a jammy individual, wants to replace his router. If you're looking to ask one of your own, drop us a line at <b>ask</b> …

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 review

Normally, when a company releases two laptops in different sizes (the MacBook Air, anyone?) we review just one: we assume you'll get the gist about the design and trackpad the first time, ya know? So it's funny, then, that we're taking a look at the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 after we've already tested …

Google Now for iOS hands-on

Google Now is, perhaps, one of the more compelling reasons to opt for an Android device over iOS. But, Mountain View is smart enough to realize that its big push to deliver information pre-emptively would be severely hampered if it was isolated to one platform. So, here we are, almost a year after …

First ever website brought back to life at its original URL

The World Wide Web entered the public domain exactly 20 years ago<p>April 30th may seem as ordinary as any other date, but in 1993 it marked an important milestone in the development of global communications: it was on that day that the World Wide Web entered the public domain. CERN, the same research …

Twenty Years Ago Today the World Wide Web Went Public

Twenty years ago today, something happened that changed the digital world forever: CERN published a statement that made the technology behind the …

AppArchitect Lets Anyone Build iOS Apps, No Coding Or Templates Necessary

Easy app creation, outside of the land of Ruby and Python, has become a huge phenomenon in the last year. And the latest company to join the fold,AppArchitect, is launching straight from our Disrupt NY stage.<p>AppArchitect lets you build custom iPhone and iPad apps using a simple drag-and-drop …

Budweiser cup makes toasting drinkers instant friends on Facebook

As if alcohol weren't enough of a social lubricant already, Budweiser has figured out a way to help it add to your Facebook friends list. The Buddy Cup, unveiled by the company's Brazilian arm, contains "high-tech chip technology integrated with Facebook" that makes two people friends on Facebook …

Philippines gunmen kill 10 in political violence

Gunmen have ambushed a town mayor and his entourage of political campaigners in the southern Philippines, killing his daughter and nine other …