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The 10 Things You Need to Know Before You Go Rock Climbing

Hiking—sure. Biking—no problem. But rock climbing? That’s one athletic adventure that has always seemed slightly beyond our reach. Dangling 45 feet …

Climbing

How to successfully localize your app for other countries

For many app marketers, localizing an app to fit new markets simply means translating it into different languages. Entrepreneurs then sit, and wait, hoping this will instantly turn their app into an overnight success. But in order for an app to successfully penetrate a foreign market, there’s a …

Apps

“Playwright” vs. “Playwrite”

<i>(This is a revised version of a post that was first published in October 2009. I went back and changed some stuff so it sounded</i> …

Xiaomi's Redmi 2 Sets the Bar High for Budget Android Phones

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi’s Redmi 1S did extremely well because of its low price point and powerful specs. Clearly, the company knows how to make a good, cheap phone.<p>It’s looking to replicate its success with the revamped Redmi 2, announced in January. I put the Rs. 7,000 ($112) device …

Mobile Technology

Apple bumps up the price of hardware in multiple markets

The move is to bring in-line pricing with what's listed in the US. Checking the Canada, Australia, France, Denmark, Finland and Portugal (to name but …

Fandango Announces Apple Watch Movie Ticket App

Fandango announced late last night that its popular movie ticket buying service will be featured in a full-fledged Apple Watch app when the device launches on April 24.<p>Eagle-eyed viewers may have caught a glimpse of the app in yesterday's debut of the new ad for the Apple Watch, but the company's …

Apple Watch

Dell XPS 13 Teardown: 'Strikingly Similar' To MacBook Air, Says iFixit

Reviews have compared the new Dell XPS 13 regularly to the MacBook Air. Now repair site iFixit is proclaiming a “striking” resemblance in some key respects.<p>Calling the 2015 XPS 13 “Dell’s New MacBook Air,” the widely-followed teardown experts at iFixit cracked open an XPS 13 to find a blueprint for …

Fitbit says users can avoid rashes by giving their skin a break

Apparently, Fitbit's rash-ridden problems aren't over yet. An <i>ABC7 News</i> San Francisco report says the publication discovered over 200 cases on social media of people complaining about getting rashes from wearing Fitbit's bands. The company told <i>Recode</i> that it's aware of "of a very limited percentage …

Hot New Fashion Trends from Spain

The 7 Hottest Trends We’ll See at This Year’s CES

When I attended my first Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in 1976, I was in my mid-20s, new to the tech scene and highly impressionable. When I …

At CES And Beyond, It's The End Of The Car As We Know It

Apologies to REM for borrowing the band’s song title, but I’ve never been more convinced that the car is undergoing a dramatic transformation courtesy of technology. The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week in Las Vegas is the prime place to witness this metamorphosis of the …

ZTE’s new ‘pay as you go’ device is cheap and powerful

Handset maker ZTE unveiled two new products yesterday at 2015 International CES meant to expand the company’s reach into the U.S. electronics market, alongside a product strategy that may start an entirely new space for mobile device manufacturers.<p>ZTE is a Chinese telcom equipment and mobile device …

Sony's expensive new Walkman takes aim at audiophiles

Sony already has a high-resolution player in its Walkman line but, not wanting to sit out the growing audiophile craze, the company revealed another model here at CES: the Walkman ZX2. Inside the player's aluminum alloy frame, there's an S-Master HX digital amp to keep things sounding clear, and …

CES 2015: Welcome to the drone zoo

LAS VEGAS — Drones: They come in all shapes and sizes. Some are palm sized, while others would cover your dining room table. They all share some key …

Top Gaming Trends from CES 2015

E3 is where it's at for gaming these days, but Marty Sliva from IGN says there's still a lot to see at CES this year.<p>The televisions, he says, are really going to make the games of the future come to life. "I sit at home and I think, 'I don't need my TV to look any better than this,' and then I …

CES

Introducing the Best of CES 2015 finalists!

CES 2015 is finally here and boy, have we been busy the past few days. Engadget's editors have been hard at work pounding the show floor here in Las Vegas to bring you what we think should win the coveted Best of CES awards. Now, we're ready to announce our finalists for all 15 categories, which …

The weirdest gadgets of CES 2015

By<p>There’s never a shortage of unusual gadgets at CES. But while items like virtual reality headsets and 4K/Ultra High Definition television sets …

The most beautiful tablet you'll ever own comes with an Audi Q7

Audi teased its tablet at last year's CES, but then went completely quiet until its press event at this year's show. The quick demo we were treated to focused on how well the tablet is integrated into the Q7; the specs were clearly an afterthought. Audi has this dead right: Sure it's a 10.1-inch …

Gear & Gadgets

7 Brand New Gadgets for Food Lovers

CES, the Consumer Electronics Show, officially kicked off today in Las Vegas. For tech geeks, this is their Super Bowl. The show is simply massive, …

The best iPad, iPhone + Mac accessories at the 2015 CES

There are thousands of new Apple accessories at the 2015 CES – so many that it’s hard sometimes to separate what’s truly cool from everything else. Starting with HomeKit-integrated accessories, here’s our running list of <b>the best new iPad, iPhone, and Mac products 9to5Mac has seen at the show</b>. We …

Smile! Marketing Firms Are Mining Your Selfies

Photo-Sharing Sites Are Being Scanned to Find Brands, Target Ads<p>Most users of popular photo-sharing sites like Instagram, Flickr and Pinterest know that anyone can view their vacation pictures if shared publicly.<p>But they may be surprised to learn that a new crop of digital marketing companies are …

Photo Sharing

Health tech: When does an app need regulating?

<b>There was a time - almost forgotten now - when your phone was something you simply made calls on.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of Business'Air' plastic and mushroom cushionsHealth tech start-ups go the long waySenegal's expats flock to buy ramsCoding for cannabis cashDublin dotcom - the Celtic …

We’re living through a new industrial revolution | Financial Times

History teaches us that nothing changes the world like technology. For thousands of years, until the middle of the 18th century, there were only …

Europe leads world in mobile payments as North America lags behind

Europe remains the leading region when it comes to adopting mobile payments, according to a new study released today.<p>Adyen, the Amsterdam-based payment technology company, released the findings as part of its Q3 Mobile Payments Index. It’s worth noting that the index covers the last period before …