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'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Trailer Teases Feature 'Rise of Electro' Subtitle – /Film

The full trailer for <b>The Amazing Spider-Man 2</b> is coming on December 5, but here are three brief bits of footage to show off the film’s web-swinging …

Middle Earth comes to life in epic Chrome experiment

We're go out on a limb here and say that the Venn diagram of Engadget fans and Tolkien fans looks something like this. So, we figure you'll probably want to hear about a brand new Chrome experiment that brings various parts of Middle Earth to life, including the Trollshaw and Dol Guldur. It starts …

Inside Coin's techie vision for the all-in-one credit card

In a compact San Francisco office suite equipped with soldering stations and swipe-testing machines, Coin's team of seven has been working furiously to perfect the final prototype of an unlimited credit card. No, not one that will let you charge with abandon. Rather, a device as slim as a standard …

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This Emulator Runs Windows 1.01 in Your Browser.

If you’re fascinated by old school computing and how it has progressed, then this emulator that runs Windows 1 in your browser will give you plenty of joy.<p>Programs available via this demo of Windows 1.01 — which was originally released in 1985 — include Notes, Clock, Reversi, Paint and more.<p>The …

The 20 Most Amazing PCs Ever Made

The personal computer has been a popular household tool for several decades. I’ve been building my own for nearly as long, but aside from being powerful devices for all-manner of tasks, the ability to customize a PC to your personal needs is something that fascinates millions of people the world …

How to turn a developer into a founder: Advice from those who’ve done it

For six years, Peter Relan specialized in turning developers into founders. At his YouWeb incubator, the investor/tech veteran found talented developers such as Jason Citron and turned them into the creators of companies.<p>It isn’t easy to make that switch. Citron did, founding OpenFeint, a social …

Rumored Sony A7 and A7r full-frame mirrorless cameras appear in leaked photos

New images of two unannounced Sony cameras suggest the company is preparing to expand its full-frame mirrorless camera lineup in the near future. <i>Digicame-Info</i> has posted apparent promotional photos of both the A7 and A7r. The cameras combine design traits of Sony's NEX cameras with those of …

Bombs away! 8 smartphone trends that crashed and burned

Modular phones, dual screens, 3D anything. Risky designs are there to gain an edge. But, uh, they don't always work.<p>Published:April 6, 2017 Caption:Jessica DolcourtPhoto:CNET<p>Take modularity, for instance.<p>Published:April 6, 2017 Caption:Jessica DolcourtPhoto:Jason Cipriani/CNET<p>Google …

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Samsung Goes First, Google Experiments And Apple Refines

There’s a new rhythm to product releases among the biggest players in mobile tech, and increasingly, Samsung is building a reputation as the most brash and quick-to-act of what I would call the ruling triumvirate, which also includes Google and Apple. Google plays the reasoned experimenter, Apple …

Quasar IV Encrypted Ninja Smartphone Goes Into Production, Despite Indiegogo Failure

One of the more ambitious and interesting hardware projects on a crowdfunding platform recently has to be the Quasar IV, a smartphone designed entirely around security, encryption and identity protection. QSAlpha’s Quasar IV uses authentication tech called Quatrix, and a hybrid Android/Linux and …

The weirdest theories about the Pokemon universe

If you've been playing Pokémon since the 1990s, or have at least heard of it, you'll know it's a bit strange. As much as we've grown to love (nay …

Pokemon-inspired 'Trainer’s Band' lets you put a ring on it

Jewelry shop Art & Gems crafted a Pokemon-inspired engagement ring, the "Trainer's Band," featuring a Pokeball as its centerpiece.<p>Art & Gems is known for its geeky work, including a Triforce necklace and rings inspired by Star Trek and Iron Man. The Pokemon ring's concept includes Cubic Zirconium …

Survive a freezing night in The Long Dark's first gameplay footage

A new video shows Hinterland Studio's survival simulation <i>The Long Dark</i> in action.<p><i>The Long Dark</i> casts the player as brush pilot William Mackenzie, whose plane crashed in remote wilderness following a magnetic anomaly. The player must help Mackenzie survive, balancing needs like heat, food and water …

Capo 3 for Mac launches with automatic chord detection, beat detection engine, and more

As a sequel to their popular Capo 2 music learning software, SuperMegaUltraGroovy today has launched Capo 3 for Mac, a new version of Capo with several feature improvements and enhancements. Let’s take a look at what’s changed.<p>If you’re familiar with Capo 2, you’ll be right at home with Capo 3, …

Who owns this website? That information may soon be “need to know” only

The governing body that oversees the internet’s naming system is considering wide-ranging changes to the way domain names are registered. The changes are designed to protect the privacy of people who own websites, but critics argue that such a move would make cybercrime harder to fight and possibly …

Google Web Designer creates animated 3-D HTML5 ads in minutes, for free

Google released its new tool for building adaptive, universally usable rich ads this morning. With Google Web Designer, hard-core animators and wet-behind-the-ears newbies can build, edit, and publish animated HTML5 ads for any platform in just minutes.<p>For any device.<p>“We think that Google Web …

The iPhone face-off: Watch every model in a speed test

The<p>iPhone 5s is the fastest smartphone Apple has built so far -- unless you're trying to shut down the device.<p>A video posted this past weekend shows how every version of the iPhone compares in a speed test. Surprisingly, some of the older devices still do well when it comes to certain tasks.<p>If …

Maia launching via Steam Early Access Dec. 3

Simon Roth's sci-fi god game, <i>Maia</i>, will launch via Steam Early Access Dec. 3, the developer announced via Kickstarter.<p><i>Maia</i> takes place in the year 2113; the human race is colonizing and exploring a planet known as Maia. Players are charged with the task of keeping colonists safe and managing their …

Freeplay Awards 2013 finalists revealed, include Framed, Wander, The Paper Fox

The list of finalists for the 2013 Freeplay Independent Games Festival's Freeplay Awards have been announced, focusing solely on Australian developers and games for the first time.<p>Loveshack's narrative-based panel shifting game, <i>Framed</i>, has been nominated for four awards, including Technical …

Project Reality to become standalone title Project Reality 2

The <i>Project Reality</i> mod is set to evolve into a standalone title for Windows PC called <i>Project Reality 2</i>, The <i>Project Reality</i> Team announced on the mod's official forums.<p><i>Project Reality 2</i> will be a free-to-play multiplayer first-person shooter PC game, based on mods for <i>Battlefield 2</i> and <i>ARMA 2</i>. …

Alien Rage launch trailer blows everything up in old-school action

A launch trailer for <i>Alien Rage</i> shows off the shooter's "old-school" design in action.<p>When a resource-rich asteroid comes into armed contention, the player aims to resolve the conflict with good old-fashioned shooting. The trailer focuses on the many different types of weaponry in the game that …

'Call of Duty' meets chess in 'Superhot'

Gallery: 'Call of Duty' meets chess in 'Superhot'<p>Gallery: 'Call of Duty' meets chess in 'Superhot'<p>+ 2<p>+ 1<p><i>This article was first published in the July</i> …

How The iPhone 5S Could Be The Universal Remote For Your Life

Imagine that your new iPhone 5S or Android smartphone could control all aspects of your life. Change channels on your TV, start your car, change the temperature in your house, pay for your coffee, the watch on your wrist … everything. Think of a smartphone as universal remote for your entire …

Nexus 5 Could Get LTE, 5-Inch Display And Snapdragon 800 Processor, Per FCC Filing For New LG Device

Rumors about Google’s next Nexus device are heating up in the wake of a perceived leak via the company’s own promotional video for Android KitKat earlier this week. Today, a filing from the FCC (via Engadget) that details a new, unreleased LG device making its way to the U.S. offers up what could …

The LG Nexus 5 with LTE may have appeared at the FCC

As is often the case with smartphone leaks, the first one opens the floodgates to a wave of others. It looks like Google's next Nexus device, which most are calling the Nexus 5, will be no different. As discovered by <i>S4gru</i>, a smartphone manufactured by LG has appeared on the FCC's site with enough …

This App Can Make Anyone A Video Game Designer

Draw the design for a level on graph paper, and Pixel Press can translate it into a real, playable game<p>Who hasn't sat on the couch at the end of a marathon gaming session and wondered what it would be like to make a game rather than just play one? With Pixel Press, anyone can do both—no coding …

Monoprice's Stealthy Transition Into PC Gaming Peripherals Is Worth Paying Attention To

It wasn’t long ago that when a friend asked where to purchase audio or video cables online at a <i>reasonable</i> price (I’m looking at you, Monster Cable), my answer was always Monoprice. That response remains, but the online retailer has stealthily expanded into several new product categories including …

The First Quantum Teleportation In A Computer Chip

In a milestone for quantum computing, researchers at ETH Zurich have demonstrated quantum teleportation in a solid-state circuit. Even more, they’ve broken something of a quantum speed record – they estimate that their system could teleport 10,000 quantum bits per second. This teleportation …

Two new experiments help blaze the trail toward quantum computing with teleportation

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: University of Tokyo<p>Scientists are a little bit closer to faster computing and better encryption after two experiments …

57 Startup Lessons I've Learned The Hard Way

<b>Editors Note:</b> This is a guest post by Slava Akhmechet, founder of RethinkDB. You can follow him on Twitter here.<p>There are already very good lists of startup lessons written by really talented, experienced people (here and here). I’d like to add another one. I learned these lessons the hard way in …