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The injunction request escalated the intellectual property dispute between the two technology companies and adds to the growing list of Uber’s troubles<p>Waymo, Google’s self-driving car company, has asked a judge to block Uber’s work on autonomous vehicles, escalating the high-profile intellectual …

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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 …

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Watch This Never-Before-Seen Star Wars Blooper Reel While You Still Can

<i>Star Wars</i> fans at San Diego Comic Con this summer were treated to a rare, delightful thing: a two-and-a-half minute composite video of …

This Robot Can Teach Programming to Your 5-Year-Old

A friend of mine, well into his thirties, remembers going to the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Penn., while growing up. There, he and his …

Ex-Valve employees take augmented reality glasses to Kickstarter

Augmented reality glasses from the minds of two ex-Valve employees have made their way to Kickstarter. The duo's product, the CastAR glasses, augment their wearer's vision by projecting images onto a highly reflective surface, resulting in what looks to be 3D objects right within the real world. …

NASA's doomed plan to wrap the planet in a ring of floating copper

In the 1950s, there were no communications satellites. Global broadcasting, for the most part, used undersea cables. This reliance on fragile cables concerned the US military. Worried that a Soviet attack could have forced the US to use unreliable long-range radio for communications, American …

The 10 Coolest Things You Can 3-D Print Right Now

Cameras, guitars, RC aircraft and more!<p>One survey of the 3-D printing landscape will quickly show you that it's brimming with novelty items and useless junk. But don't let that overwhelm you! We sorted through the clutter to create this list of 10 projects that are both awesome and practical.<p>Don't …

Innovative Fashion Photography Techniques

What do you get when you combine an octopus, a fashion model, and a nice camera? A Ben Von Wong photo shoot, of course. Von Wong is at it again, …

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified 'The Choice' lets you decide Agent Ennis Cole's fate

The latest live-action video series complementing <i>The Bureau: XCOM Declassified</i> features Agent Ennis Cole as he fights his inner demons after an alien attack known as Pima Incident one.<p>Played by Domnic Monagahan (<i>Lord of the Rings, Lost</i>), Cole writes a report of the incident revealing that he lost …

Helicopter powered by man on bicycle wins $250,000 prize

Engineers at the University of Toronto have won a prize that has been unclaimed for 33 years by building the world's first helicopter powered only by …

Are your children less intelligent than chickens? Probably not

A recent study reported that chickens are smarter than young children. This may come as a surprise to many. The study was covered by numerous media …

Reviews: Hamilton Beach, Cuisinart SmartPower, Bella Rocket, Oster MyBlend, Nutribullet | WIRED

I don't want to rely on some juice shop to satisfy my smoothie and milkshake fixes. I know my taste buds better than anyone. And frankly, I think I …

Watch This Insane Helicopter-Bike Fly Around

Surface-bound Citibikes are so last week.<p>Hey, cyclists: why are you still bicycling on asphalt like chumps when there's this (totally safe-looking, not at all super-dangerous) flying bicycle?<p>Just kidding! You're not allowed to pilot this just yet, actually. The helicopter-bike is a prototype …

How-To: Shoot Epic Landscape Photos Of the Night Sky

Comments<p>Growing up in New Jersey, photographer Ben Canales didn't have a lot of stars to look at. Now, however, he spends many nights out in the cold with his camera pointed towards the horizon, capturing the heavens and the land below them. He shared with us some crucial tips for getting amazing …

Female flies pick and choose among sperm - Futurity

SYRACUSE U. (US) — Female fruit flies play a larger role in determining who fathers …

Tutorial: How to Shoot a Studio Product Photo of a Gold Watch

Tutorials are available for photographers of all levels, but many of the tutorials you’ll find online have to do with grasping a basic technique or …

Video: The Top 15 Features of Photoshop Every Photographer Should Know

Photographer Jeff Cable has come a long way from his first few gigs shooting Bar and Bat Mitzvahs in San Francisco. Mostly sports-related, his résumé …

Mid-range LG Optimus F7 arrives with LTE and $100 price tag on US Cellular

The LG Optimus F7 with LTE is now available on US Cellular, shortly after leaked documents robbed it of any surprise. It comes with a healthy spec sheet for a mid-range Jelly Bean device, with a 4.7-inch 720p IPS display, a 1.3-megapixel front cam, and an 8-megapixel rear camera. The device is …

Watch A Terrifying, Beautiful Electrical Storm From A Plane Window

Terrifying for anyone on the plane, but an awesome video for us back on solid ground.<p>If you've got even the slightest fear of flying, this might not be what you want to see when you look out the window. We don't know too much about the circumstances, but apparently passengers on board a plane from …

Google X acquires kite-power startup Makani

The research unit's "focus on real atoms, not bits" is expanding to include the startup's work on tethered flying wings that are designed to generate 600 kilowatts of power.<p>Google is in the process of acquiring Makani Power, a startup building power-generating cable-tethered flying wings, and is …

Disney Research Aireal adds real force-feedback to Kinect gaming

Next-gen gaming won’t be truly immersive until it blows, Disney Research believes, and it has the Kinect accessory to fix that tactile omission. …

Forget sex: how the idea behind Bang with Friends could revolutionize social interaction

Apple's Find My Friends, a mostly-unrelated concept.<p>Perhaps you've heard of Bang With Friends. It's a rather controversial thing. Simply put, it's a Facebook and mobile app that lets you pick which of your friends you'd like to "bang." Oh, but it's more clever than that: the app won't reveal your …