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Google Code is shutting down because everyone loves GitHub

Goodbye, Google Code. The technology giant has decided to close its project hosting and code collaboration site because, well, there are simply better alternatives on the web. Google says it launched the platform back in 2006 because it was unhappy with the "limited" options available to the open …

'Minecraft' might get banned in Turkey for being too violent

In a move of absolute ridiculousness, Turkey wants to ban <i>Minecraft</i> because its Family and Social Policies Ministry's deemed it too violent for kids. Yes, a game where you build fortresses and punch trees is getting called out for its content, because in Survival Mode, you have to defend yourself …

Scientists slow the speed of light

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/news_scotland/1140000/1140023_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524652882_4421679d2e7e6e63f8fe39b555c1fdb6<p><b>A team of Scottish scientists has made light travel slower than the speed of light.</b><p>They sent photons - individual particles of light - through …

Here's the code you need for Sony's 10 percent PSN store discount

Sony took a bit of flack over the Christmas break when its PlayStation Network was hit by a devastating denial-of-service attack. It took a few days for the gaming service to recover from Lizard Squad's assault and, to make up for the festive downtime, Sony is now rewarding its players with a …

Drone carrying drugs crashes south of U.S. border

<b>(CNN) —</b> A smuggler's drone flying from Mexico crash-landed just south of the U.S. border city of San Ysidro, California, in a failed drug delivery this week, Tijuana Municipal Police said.<p>The incident showed that smugglers aren't just going underground anymore -- using tunnels beneath the …

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Google to become wireless provider with Sprint and T-Mobile – reports

Google is planning to sell a wireless phone service directly to consumers using the networks of Sprint and T-Mobile, according to reports published Wednesday.<p>If everything falls into place, Google Inc could offer discounted wireless data plans that would pressure other major carriers to offer …

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Windows 10 means big changes for the future of Xbox

Microsoft made a lot of sweeping statements yesterday about what it wants for the future of Xbox and Windows. We don't like broad statements here at Engadget; we like <i>specifics</i>. Good news! We've broken down the aforementioned statements into the stuff that really matters: how <i>you</i> will be affected by …

Xiaomi's $30 Android streamer looks exactly like a phone charger

In addition to the phablet and headphones announced today, Xiaomi also threw in a little surprise. And by "little" we do mean literally, because this new Mi Box Mini is much smaller than the company's earlier Android streaming devices; it's so small that when it's plugged into the power socket, …

A detailed examination of the Selfie Brush (iPhone 6 edition)

Historically, if you wanted someone to know what you looked like after you'd died, you hired a portrait artist to work for weeks recreating your face in agonizing detail. With the advent of video conferencing, however, the forward-facing camera went from technological oddity to vital necessity. It …

Intel unveils 'Broadwell' processors, starting with dual-core chips only

CES is happening this week, and as far as Intel goes, that can only mean one thing. The chip maker has just unveiled its next generation of processors, the ones that will power most mainstream PCs for the next 12 months. We've known for some time that these CPUs were codenamed "Broadwell" and that …

Netflix denies crackdown on VPN users

The streaming video service says it is employing ‘industry standard measures’ to prevent users illegally accessing services in other countries<p>Netflix has been forced to deny rumours that it is cracking down on customers who use virtual private networks (VPNs) to watch shows which aren’t licensed …

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NVIDIA's next-gen X1 mobile chipset: a closer look at the numbers

Earlier tonight, NVIDIA's Jen-Hsun Huang officially pulled back the curtain on the Tegra X1 -- a next-generation mobile powerhouse of a chipset that's also the first to offer a teraflop of processing power. It's going to play a crucial role in the company's automotive future, but the mobile nerds …

DVDs of 'The Interview' will be airdropped on North Korea

Sony's once-forbidden <i>The Interview</i> is now seemingly ubiquitous, but there's one place where you can't get it: North Korea, the country that inspired the movie (and allegedly, the hacking campaign) in the first place. If defector and activist Park Sang-hak has his way, though, North Koreans will see …

Fingerprints can be reproduced from publicly available photos

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Chaos Computer Club<p>At a conference in Hamberg Germany this weekend, biometrics researcher Jan Krisller demonstrated …

Samsung just added a 360-degree video store to its VR headset

Since launch in early December, the virtual reality headset released by Samsung and Oculus VR has received a steady drip of new content. Each Tuesday, a handful of new apps launches for Gear VR -- new games (<i>Temple Run</i>!), new experiences (a Paul McCartney performance!). Thus far, nothing's been …

Samsung's new 'ring' speakers pipe sound in every direction

Samsung has tackled just about every kind of speaker you can imagine, but it hasn't had an answer to hot-selling 360-degree speakers like the UE Boom. Well, that changes today: the Korean firm has unveiled the WAM6500 and WAM7500, its first compact one-piece speakers to promise room-filling sound. …

Hacker fakes German minister's fingerprints using photos of her hands

It’s an old cliché of security researchers: fingerprints might appear more secure than passwords. But if your password gets stolen, you can change it to a new one; what happens when your fingerprint gets copied?<p>That’s no longer an abstract fear: a speaker at the Chaos Communication Congress, an …

You only need a camera (and luck) to copy someone's fingerprints

Forget having to lift smudges from a touchscreen to copy someone's fingerprints. According to a Chaos Computer Club presentation, you only need a camera... well, that and a little luck. The hacking association's Jan Krissler recently demonstrated that you can reproduce someone's fingerprint by …

Here are the security measures NSA spies hate the most

It's tempting to imagine that few online safeguards will stop NSA surveillance in its tracks, but that's not true. A new leak from Edward Snowden's files reveals that there's a surprising number of ways to thwart these snoops, at least as of 2012. While you may already know that the NSA sees Tor's …

Estimated 15,000 people join ‘pinstriped Nazis’ on march in Dresden

Far-right group Pegida holds ‘Islamisation’ protest, using slogan from 1989 campaign against East German government<p>‘Pinstripe Nazis’ show the temperature of the immigration debate needs to be reduced<p>German town tricks neo-Nazis into raising thousands of euros for anti-extremist charity<p>Its members …

Atari ET game unearthed from garbage heap added to Smithsonian collection

Museum specialist says the cartridge is one of the defining artefacts of the dark days of the early 1980s when the US video game industry crashed<p>One of the ET Atari game cartridges unearthed this year from a heap of garbage buried deep in the New Mexico desert has been added to the video game …

Hackers won't release Sony workers' personal info if they object

Here's an odd twist to the Sony Pictures hack: the attackers are becoming courteous... relatively speaking, of course. The Guardians of Peace are threatening to release yet more of the studio's data as a "Christmas gift," but they're also offering to withhold personal information if employees ask …

Blackhat trailer promises a hacking thriller, computer screens that beep

<b>Question:</b> What is the title of that movie that revolves around a hacker (or two) caught up in a huge scheme or conspiracy that has something to do with a gargantuan corporation and/or the government?<p><b>Your choices are:</b><p>A.) Young-Angelina Jolie starrer <i>Hackers</i><br>B.) Travolta, Berry and Jackman movie</i> …

Hollywood continues to blame Google for piracy

Hollywood still doesn’t get it. They have never embraced technology and never will based off leaked emails caused by the Sony hack.<p>In the emails, lawyers from the MPAA and several major studios blame Google for creating problems with piracy. They don’t specifically say Google but instead use the …

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Unusual X-ray signals could reveal dark matter

Dark matter remains one of the most mysterious elements of the universe, because it's completely invisible to us. It neither emits nor absorbs light, so we can't observe it directly -- not even if we use our most powerful telescope. A team of researchers believe that they've come across important …

New Windows 7 Patch Is Badware, Disables Graphics Driver Updates And Windows Defender

*<i>Due to some valid complaints regarding my usage of the term “Malware,” I’ve updated the headline with a more accurate description of the Windows Update: “Badware,” which is unintentionally harmful software.</i><p>If you have Windows 7 set to automatically update every Tuesday, it may be time to …

Which surveillance agency just released an encryption app for kids? Answer: GCHQ

British surveillance agency GCHQ has launched an app teaching children to understand “basic encryption techniques”, despite its director having criticised technology firms for making more advanced tools available to their users.<p>Cryptoy is a free app for Android tablets, with an iPad version …

Coding is made child’s play by new electronic building blocks

If Lego had a 21st-century facelift, it would look a lot like SAM, a new kit where the building blocks are electronic modules (or SAMs: sensor actor modules), which wirelessly communicate with each other over Bluetooth.<p>SAMs are either motors, lights, switches or sensors, and appear as “drag and …

Hackers demand Sony cancel release of Kim Jong-un-baiting comedy

Hollywood studio Sony has been told to cancel the release of its “movie of terrorism” – a reference to the Kim Jong-un-baiting comedy The Interview – in a message purporting to be from hackers who recently broke into the company’s systems and stole millions of dollars’ worth of sensitive data.<p>The …