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Scientists set new stability record with ytterbium atomic clock

The story of scientific advancement is rarely one of leaps and bounds. More often than not it's evolution over revolution, and the story of the so-called ytterbium atomic clock fits that bill perfectly. You may remember that in July researchers improved upon the standard, cesium-powered atomic …

Apple vs Samsung judge wants no more delays, retrial moving full steam ahead

Despite Samsung's recent attempts to delay a November retrial to resolve two lawsuits with Apple, the federal judge overseeing those cases says …

Patents

Modus III Is A Portable Workstation That Wants To Turn Your iPad Into A Desktop

This embed is invalid<p>To the untrained eye the evolution of technology can appear to be a rather futile oscillation. We had laptops. Then we threw away their keyboards and worked only on a screen. Then we decided touchscreen typing on tablets was annoying, so brought back a physical keyboard and …

Sky+ HD with Wi-Fi box priced, going wireless won't cost the earth

Sky's recently-announced Wi-Fi enabled set-top box will be available to buy outright from £179, according to one third-party retailers pricing of the …

Wi-Fi

Growing Up Geek: Mat Smith

<i>Welcome to Growing Up Geek, a feature where we take a look back at our youth, and tell stories of growing up to be the nerds that we are. Today, we have our very own Japan Editor, Mat Smith!</i><p>I didn't want to be an Engadget editor. I wanted to be an astronaut. Yes, there <i>are</i> (admittedly few) British …

BBM for iOS and Android user manuals bumble about online

It's been a long time coming, but BlackBerry Messaging looks ready to ripen on iOS and Android.<p>The company formerly known as Research in Motion …

Android News

iPhone 5C review

The iPhone 5C arrived to a fanfare of "affordable iPhone" headlines, but in reality it wasn't cheap enough to court the masses and Apple's 'C' series …

Mobile Technology

Everything we think we know about the iPhone 5S (infographic)

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock<p>The next iPhone is almost upon us. The invitations should arrive any day now, especially if Apple plans to …

Editor's Letter: Back to school

<i>In each issue of Distro, Executive Editor Marc Perton publishes a wrap-up of the week in news.</i><p>There was a time when gearing up to go back to school meant little more than picking up a new backpack, some clothes and the latest HP calculator. Those days, of course, are long gone, and even …

The Daxian N100i is a phone you can literally plug into the wall (video)

Gone are the days of bizarre phones with some special practical use, but not all hope is lost. Earlier today, this author stumbled upon a shanzhai Android 4.0.1 phone with a built-in power plug! It's a bit awkward, though, as you have to take off the back cover to flip up the Type A plug -- we're …

Steve Ballmer’s Classy Exit

Today, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer met his critics head-on by announcing that he will relinquish his title within the next 12 months. Microsoft’s stock ticked higher on the announcement, adding about $18 billion to the company’s market capitalization.<p>The market responded to the impending leadership …

Pocket Spacecraft wants to send tiny personalized spacecraft to the moon in 2016

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Pocket Spacecraft<p>It’s getting easier and easier to own your own spacecraft. Not the giant, fly-to-Mars variety, but …

Ready for the future of TV? Too bad the industry is still just talking

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: HarshPatel;Photographer<p>Judging from some of the headlines of the last couple of days, it looks like the future of …

Instagram makes first acquisition with video sharing app Luma

Instagram has made its first acquisition by purchasing video sharing startup company, Luma<p>Instagram has completed its first acquisition by buying …

Apache Giraph at Analytics @ Web Scale

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151890165548109&set=vb.9445547199&type=2&theater<p>This is a good presentation about …

Google may be crafting its own self-driving cars, tinkering with robo-taxis

What do you do when no one is jumping to join you on a whacked-out journey? Go it alone, of course.<p>That appears to be the case with Google and its …

Autos

Engadget Podcast 357 - 08.23.13

The PS4 launches this November -- are you ready? Aside from recapping Gamescom, Brian, Dana and Peter mull over the week's biggest tech stories and rumors of a champagne iPhone. All that and more in this episode of the Engadget Podcast. Stream it below.<p><b>Hosts:</b> Brian Heater, Dana Wollman, Peter</b> …

Alleged Motorola Droid 5 pics suggest the QWERTY slider still lives

Fans of hardware keyboards have at least one reason to keep rooting for Motorola's Droid line, and these leaked pics suggest it will continue on. Posted on Weibo, these supposed Droid 5 pics show a QWERTY slider that seeming drops the capacitive buttons of its predecessors, and brings wireless …

Google Glass Isn’t Coming To Best Buy Next Year, And It Won’t Cost $299

Even though Google Glass is out in the wild and on the heads of around 10,000 people, there are still plenty of questions about it. For a long time now, we’ve heard that Glass would retail for $299. And earlier this week, unofficial Glass evangelist Robert Scoble put a bit more oil on the fire when …

More Images of iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S Emerge

As the expected launch date draws closer, we see more and more leaks about the upcoming iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. Yesterday, we saw some photos of the …

Blackberry Messenger User Guides Leaked

Back in May, Blackberry announced that its exclusive messaging service, Blackberry Messenger will be available for other platforms including Android …

What's the future for Microsoft?

As Steve Ballmer announces he is to retire within the year, Katherine Rushton and Matt Warman ask how Microsoft got where it is - and where it goes next<p>Forget the launch of the Surface tablet or Windows 8. For many Microsoft investors, this was the moment they had been waiting for. Steve Ballmer’s …

PS4 vs Xbox One battle will be ‘waged in the west’ says Sony as Japan misses day one release | Trusted Reviews

<b>Sony has overlooked its native Japan ahead of the upcoming PS4 release date, stating the next-gen console battle will be fought in the west.</b><p>With all …

Various UK Retailers Offering Nexus 7 For Sale with Expected Delivery on 28th August

Google Nexus 7 is considered to be the hottest tablet in the market at the moment. The device is available in US and Canada Google Play Store but …

Cybercrime hits more than 9 million UK web users

Researchers find 8% of cybercrime victims suffered financial losses while those aged over 55 were least likely targets<p>More than 9 million adults in Britain have had online accounts hacked and 8% of the population say they have lost money in the past year because of cybercrime, according to a survey …

Here is Steve Ballmer’s Final Good Bye to Microsoft

Steve Ballmer has taken one of the most difficult decisions of his life to retire as the CEO of Microsoft sometime within the next 12 months. The …

Oxford English Dictionary – the future

The most significant lexicographic reference work in the English language can be yours digitally – but at a price and not forever<p>I remember the first time I saw the Compact Oxford English Dictionary.<p>It came in a slipcase with a little drawer for its magnifying lens. We sold it at the academic …

Google changes Android app policy to ensure use of its in-app purchasing service

Google has updated its Google Play Developer Program Policy to ensure Android developers use its in-app purchasing service as well as including new …

Xbox One vs PS4: All you need to know

Ahead of their release later this year, see how the launch titles, bundles and hardware for the Xbox One and PS4 compare.<p>Techradar takes a look at the latest information on the Playstation 4 and XBox One following the Gamescom gaming convention, including launch titles and bundles.<p>From the design …