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Leatherman Tread Multitool

This innovative bracelet puts 25 tools, including screwdrivers, box wrenches, a cutting hook, a bottle opener and more on your wrist. Also available …

Ralph Baer, inventor of first video game console, dies at 92

The man largely credited as "the father of video games" has died at age 92, according to a report from <i>Gamasutra</i>. Ralph Baer, a German immigrant and inventor, created the very first home video game console in the late ‘60s. It was simply called the "Brown Box," and it later came to be known as the …

Hardcore PC gamers spend twice as much as others on their obsession

Take a gander through the comment section of any gaming-related article here on Engadget<i>,</i> and you're all but guaranteed to find at least one person espousing how much better playing games on a PC is compared to doing so on, say, a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. But just who are those people? <i>Joystiq</i> has …

Valve quietly releases Source 2 engine, Source 2 version of Dota 2, and new Hammer map editor

By on August 8, 2014 at 9:01 am<p>In true Valve fashion, Gaben & Co. have just launched the long-awaited Source 2 engine… as part of the new Dota 2 …

Gaming

IBM cracks open a new era of computing with brain-like chip: 4096 cores, 1 million neurons, 5.4 billion transistors

By on August 7, 2014 at 2:00 pm<p>Scientists at IBM Research have created by far the most advanced neuromorphic (brain-like) computer chip to date. The …

Central Nervous System

Nanopixel displays with 150 times higher resolution – and they’re flexible, too

By on July 10, 2014 at 11:02 am<p>Researchers in England have created nanopixels that measure just 300-by-300 nanometers. Compare this to a modern …

Nanotech

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has finally revealed a launch date and price: it'll cost $85,000 and ship in 2017, according to its website.<p>"Where you're …

Ideas That Google Owns

What Doesn’t Google Do?<p>As time goes on it seems more and more certain that Google will one day own the entire world. Need proof? Look at these 10 …

John Wilkes Booth

Asus mixes Windows with Android for crazy 5-in-1 Transformer device

Computex is Taiwan's biggest annual exhibition of new technology and Asus is traditionally the company that makes the splashiest announcements at its outset. Keeping that spirit going, Jonney Shih has today revealed a new Transformer Book V, which runs either Windows or Android, in either laptop or …

Samsung Outs Its First Tizen-Powered Smartphone

Samsung is taking another baby step away from the Android platform today, with the announcement of the first commercial smartphone powered by the open source Tizen platform, instead of Google’s Android OS.<p>The hardware specs of the device offer little in the way of differentiation — albeit it does …

New Method of Quantum Teleportation Could Bring Us a Quantum Internet

A team of Dutch scientists just announced a new method of quantum teleportation that uses entanglement as a form of communication. They can …

Qubits

The Largest Immigrant Population in Each State

Today's maps come from Jens Manuel Krogstad and Michael Keegan at Pew Research Center, who called the project "From Germany to Mexico: How America's …

Pew Research Center

How Each State Decided What to Put on Its Commemorative Quarter

Between 1999 and 2008, the United States Mint produced a series of commemorative quarters, with a new state-specific design released approximately …

South Dakota

Why Does Bacon Smell So Good?

It is an immutable fact that nothing will get a person's mouth watering like the smell of bacon cooking. Even my mother, who has kept a mostly …

Breakfast

Mars volcano may have been site for life

Geological landforms spotted on the flanks of a giant Martian volcano suggest that lakes could have existed there just 210m years ago. In geological terms, this is the recent past. On Earth at that time, the earliest dinosaurs were evolving as part of the late Triassic period.<p>No one is suggesting …

3D printed robot will be ready by end of year, says Intel

If having your own robot to do your bidding sounds enticing, it’s fast becoming a reality. Instead of waiting around for someone to engineer a …

Robotics

Samsung SIMBAND: the third age of wearable devices

Today the Samsung SIMBAND sensor platform has been revealed to advance the world of health-centric wearable devices. Samsung President and CSO Young …

HP Chromebook 14 only $180, Watch Dogs 20% Off After Release

I wouldn’t try to play Watch Dogs on an HP Chromebook. Heh, the performance might not be up to par. But both are really hot deals today. If you need …

HeadFoams: Bendy foam headphones for kids

When your child insists on listening to the "Everything Is Awesome" song from <i>The LEGO Movie</i> for the 28th time in a single morning, it's probably time …

Intel and AIQ to Release 'Smart Shirt’ this Summer

Clothes are the original “wearables,” but Intel wants to make them smarter. At the Code Conference today, the company showed off a shirt with conductive fibers for tracking your heart rate.<p>Designed by partner AIQ, the shirt uses Intel’s Edison development board to stream EKG information over …

The Australian Apple Hack That Locks iPhones Has Spread To The US

A new report from CBS Los Angeles shows that the hack has spread to the U.S.<p>The hacker is accessing iPhones, iPads, and Mac computers through the Find My iPhone feature. This can be done by figuring out a user's Apple ID login information and then accessing Find My iPhone from iCloud.com. He then …